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DEADLINE EXTENDED: ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 2:24pm
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Call For Papers – ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

We are seeking abstracts of 250-500 words for essays to be included in a book-length anthology on David Mamet to appear in late 2022. We have received a number of strong proposals already, but looking for a few more to add to the volume’s lineup. The intended scope of the work is to analyze Mamet’s unique position as an artist of note in both the theatre and the cinema, as well as his very specific ideas about dramatic structure, performance style, and economical visual storytelling. It will argue, for the first time, that Mamet’s film work is an essential, but underappreciated dimension of his artistic career.

MLA 2022: Experimental Writing in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 12:38pm
Orchid Tierney/Eric Schmaltz/ASLE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

MLA '22 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an ASLE-sponsored panel. 

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 2021: Justice Framed (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 4:01pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into  frames of justice. 

 

Premodern Affect (MLA, Guaranteed Sponsored Session)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
Andreea Marculescu, LLC Medieval French
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The recent “affective turn” derives from a Spinozist interpretation and complication of the dualist mind-body binary. The mind’s power to think is intimately entangled with and correlated to the body’s power to act. Affect refers to the body’s capacity to affect and be affected, to its sensitivity and connection to other bodies. Recent interpretations of affect link it to everyday modes of production, circulation, and consumption as well. For example, for Sara Ahmed affects, just like emotions, “stick” as they circulate between bodies and thus produce subjectivities that disrupt or reconfigure a status quo.

The Uses of Anachronism and Anachrony (MLA Guaranteed Session)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
Noah Guynn (LLC Medieval French)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Anachronism has long been the third rail of medieval studies—or, to quote Lucien Febvre, “the worst of all sins, the sin that cannot be forgiven.” Medievalists want to get our period “right,” which has often meant understanding it in relation to “euchronic” evidence. The intolerance of anachronism is, however, in conflict with medieval literary aesthetics, which often troubles differences between past and present. It is also at odds with recent developments in adjacent fields.

Racial Capitalism and the Middle Ages (MLA Sponsored Session)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
Noah Guynn (LLC Medieval French), Shirin Khanmohamadi (CLCS Medieval)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Coined by Cedric J. Robinson in his magnum opus Black Marxism (1983), the term “racial capitalism” refers to the simultaneous and interdependent rise of global capitalism and racial classification and stratification. Robinson’s principal goal is to identify a tradition of radical thought and practice among Black intellectuals and activists in sites of colonial exploitation. He therefore decenters Marxist history by shifting our attention away from metropolitan Europe as a site of political radicalization. Black Marxism begins, however, in the European Middle Ages, which in Robinson’s view gave rise both to modern myths of whiteness and to the racialization of the proletariat.

Players and Pawns: Political Childhoods, Political Children

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 2:13pm
M. Green-Barteet Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

Special Session, MLA (Modern Language Association) 2022

Location/Dates: Washington DC, 6-9th January, 2022

Deadline for submissions: March 5, 2021

Organization: Children's Literature Division, MLA

Contact email: mgreenb6@uwo.ca

CFP: Henry James and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Landscape

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In the opening preface to the New York Edition of his fiction, James famously wrote: “Really, universally, relations stop nowhere, and the exquisite problem of the artist is eternally but to draw, by a geometry of his own, the circle in which they shall happily appear to do so. . . . The prime effect of so sustained a system, so prepared a surface, is to lead on and on; while the fascination of following resides, by the same token, in the presumability somewhere of a convenient, of a visibly-appointed stopping-place.”

James’s problem of the artist is also the problem of scholarship: Finding a “convenient . . . stopping-place” that also leads readers “on and on” in their own work and thinking too.

Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference

October 14-16, 2021

Orlando, Florida

Deadline: March 17, 2021

 

Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance

 

Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability in dramatic texts and performance. We invite research utilizing Disability Studies in any dramatic period. Panels will showcase discussions on representation, image, symbolism, societal regulation or construction of disability, casting, and depictions of the disabled in playtexts and dramatic performance.

 

REVELAR Journal vol.6 (2021): «The Photographer»

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
REVELAR Journal of Photography and Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

REVELAR – Journal of Photography and Image Studies is open to works for volume no. 6 (2021). This edition, dedicated to «The Photographer», will publish works in the following modalities:
— Scientific papers
— Reviews (on books, essays or photography exhibitions)
— Photo-essays (open to both amateurs and professional photographers)
— Varia

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Disney and Its Worlds (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
Suzy Woltmann, University of California - San Diego
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Disney and Its Worlds

Contacts: Suzy Woltmann, University of California - San Diego (kwoltman@ucsd.edu)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Cult America (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Cult America

Contacts: Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver (director@pamla.org)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Absurdist History (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:12pm
Stanley Orr, University of Hawaii - West Oahu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Absurdist History: UFOs, Disinformation, and Conspiracy Culture

Contacts: Stanley Orr, University of Hawaii - West Oahu (sorr@hawaii.edu) / Kenneth Hough, University of California - Santa Barbara (khough1971@gmail.com)

From Celluloid to Streaming: Conservation and Circulation of Small Cinemas

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:12pm
http://smallcinemas2021.org/cfp
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

From Celluloid to Streaming: Conservation and Circulation of Small Cinemas
12th edition of the Small Cinemas Conference
Santiago de Compostela October 28-29, 2021

Keynote Speakers:Mette Hjort is Chair Professor of Humanities and Dean of Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University, Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, and Visiting Professor of Cultural Industries at the University of South Wales.

Elena Neira is lecturer in the degree of Communication Studies in the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and member of the research group GAME. She also teaches Audiovisual Distribution in the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

Film Studies in Northeast, Southeast Asia and East Asia

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 5:55am
Rising Asia Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Rising Asia Journal invites academic articles  on  Film Studies focusing on the North East of India, South East Asia , China, the Koreas, Taiwan, and Japan within the following fields :
History, Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Literary Theory, Film Theory , Culture , Cultural Studies, and International Relations and War & Society.
The papers must provide a new perspective and a fresh interpretation.They must  be original, supported with scholarly research, and the must not have been published or under consideration for publication in any media in print or online .

Theatre and Performance in an Age of Conspiracy: Postgraduate Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:23am
Theatre & Performance Research Association and Standing Committee of UK Drama Departments
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Theatre and Performance Research in an Age of Conspiracy

TaPRA-SCUDD 2021 Postgraduate Symposium

Friday 25th June 2021, Online (GMT)

 

While you here do snoring lie, Open-eyed conspiracy His time doth take.

If of life you keep a care, Shake off slumber, and beware: Awake, awake!

– William Shakespeare, The Tempest (c. 1610-1612), Act II, scene 1. Song, line 295.

 

Update on the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro - 21-22 May 2021

updated: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:22am
APEAA Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos/Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

Update on the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro - 21-22 May 2021 

First of all we would like to thank everybody for their patience and understanding when the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro had to be cancelled due to the pandemic!  

Given the ongoing uncertainty around the Covid pandemic, we have decided the best course of action is to hold the APEAA Conference entirely online, using Zoom. The new date is 21-22 May 2021, during Portuguese working hours. 

This is of course disappointing, since we will be unable to see our colleagues face to face to exchange views at greater length, but circumstances dictate this format. 

 

Call for Papers: Queer Representation in Contemporary Popular Television (Special Issue, Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:55am
Danielle Girard, Thomas Brassington, Debra Ferreday
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

Representation of queer identities in twenty-first century popular television has undergone massive shifts in the last decade. Whilst queer representation has formed part of the bedrock of reality television, queer representation in scripted television has received less scholarly attention. Thus, scripted television will be the focus of this special issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Intellect). 

 

Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:55am
Elisha Clark Halpin and Jeanmarie Higgins
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces

an edited collection, full proposal currently in peer review

EDITORS

Jeanmarie Higgins, PhD and Elisha Clark Halpin, MFA
The Pennsylvania State University School of Theatre
teachingperformancebook@gmail.com

OVERVIEW

CFP Summer 2021 - General Submission

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:54am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS – Summer 2021

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the 'Extreme Present'

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:54am
Mary McCampbell
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the ‘Extreme Present’Virtual Conference, 23-24 April 2021CFP DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED TO 20TH FEBRUARY 2021

The author of thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a prolific and celebrated visual artist, Douglas Coupland’s oeuvre is inherently concerned with what it means to be living in our ‘extreme present’. Marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of Coupland’s first novel, Generation X, this virtual international conference – the first on Coupland’s work – seeks to explore the richness of Coupland’s engagement with contemporary life across writings and visual culture.

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature & Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:53am
Ottawa University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

July 15-16, 2021

On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Keynote Address:  Dr. Emily Ruth Rutter, author of Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Luncheon Speaker:  J.R. Richard

Special Issue on Howard Jacobson

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:53am
Prof. Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

European Judaismis pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue devoted to the Man Booker-Prize-winning novelist, Howard Jacobson.

As David Brauner writes in his recently published monograph, Howard Jacobson is a protean figure:

            A Leavisite moralist with a puritanical streak, and a chronicler of dark sexual obsessions and perversions; a highly serious humanist intellectual and a hilariously comic provocateur; a passionate polemicist and an ardent advocate of ‘ambiguity and contradiction’; the author of (in his own words) ‘the most Jewish novel that has ever been written by anybody, anywhere’, whose literary heroes are Jane Austen and D.H. Lawrence, Jacobson revels in ambivalence.

(Re)imagined Landscapes

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:53am
Literary and Visual Landscapes (University of Bristol)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting abstracts for this year’s Literary and Visual Landscapes symposium which will be held online on Wednesday 9th June 2021 on the theme of (Re)imagined Landscapes.  

 

The Language of the Narratives: Myth, Ithihāsa and Purāṇa

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS

The Language of the Narratives: Myth, Ithihāsa and Purāṇa

“The notion that name and essence bear a necessary and internal relation to each other, that the name does not merely denote but actually is the essence of its object, that the potency of the real thing is contained in the name—that is one of the fundamental assumptions of the mythmaking consciousness itself’’ (Cassirer, 2012: 04).

"Communicating Inclusivity and Diversity in the Workplace"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
Association for Business Communication and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

2022 ABC MLA CFP:

"Communicating Inclusivity and Diversity in the Workplace"

Conference: Modern Language Association Convention

Location: Washington, D.C.

Dates: 6–9 January 2022

Full name of organization: Association for Business Communication

Contact email: wbrown@midland.edu 

Due date for abstracts: 07 March 2021

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