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updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 10:32am
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Submission: Please e-mail an abstract of no more than 300 words for a 15 to 20 minute presentation and a biography (including institutional affiliation, if any) of no more than 150 words. PDF or Word formats are preferred.

Updated Deadline: June 14, 2020, at 11:59 pm PDT

Notification of acceptance: early- to mid-July

Please direct queries to  the conference organizing committee at firstforum2020@gmail.com or Harry Hvdson at hgilbert@usc.edu.

Keynotes 

UPDATED - Contemporary American Science Fiction Film: The Bush, Obama and Trump Years

updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:16am
Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University & Dr Terence McSweeney, Solent University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

*The following CFP has been updated in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are seeking an additional chapter for our edited collection that explores the impact of coronavirus on representations, cultures and discourses of science-fiction cinema.*

 

Original CFP

CFP - PANEL ON AESTHETICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN POETRY

updated: 
Monday, May 25, 2020 - 9:52pm
ANZAMEMS 2022 CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION AND EMOTION
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We invite scholarly proposals for papers on aesthetics in medieval and early modern poetry (c. 400 to 1800), as part of a panel or panels being established at ANZAMEMS 2022. The link to the main website and call for papers is here: https://www.anzamems2021.com/

The panel(s) will examine the influence of aesthetic styles, movements, rhetorical and aesthetic techniques and theories on the development of poetry, or the work of specified poet(s) at any time during the relevant periods in Europe and Britain. Papers should be set within the broader topic of the overall conference, and deal with questions of reception and/or emotion.  Speakers might consider:

Third Stone Journal General Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, May 25, 2020 - 7:08pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: THIRD STONE JOURNAL

Call for Book Chapters "Corona Epidemic: Social, Economic and Ecological Issues"

updated: 
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 11:04am
Nationalist Publications
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Corona Epidemic: Social, Economic and Ecological Issues

 

Call for Book Chapters  

The novel coronavirus epidemic has challenged the path of human growth. It has reassured mankind why development and not growth should be of primary concern for humanity. Ever since the onset of the industrial revolution, ecology and social wellbeing have been compromised for the economy. However, with the epidemic challenging the economic structure, it begets humankind to find sustainable solutions that balance all these three facets of industrial growth, ecological sustainability and social wellbeing.

Palgrave Studies in Mediating Kinship, Representation, and Difference

updated: 
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 10:58am
Silvia Schultermandl and May Friedman
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

SERIES TITLE: Palgrave Studies in Mediating Kinship, Representation, and Difference

SERIES EDITOR/S: May Friedman, Ryerson University (Canada); Silvia Schultermandl,  University of Graz (Austria)

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Video Games and Literary Studies – SAMLA (November 13-15, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:38pm
Craig Carey / University of Southern Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Video games are increasingly popular objects of critical study in the literature classroom. In the spirit of the theme of SAMLA 92, Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts, this panel invites papers that consider the provocative and controversial implications of studying video games in the context of literary studies. How are games, metagames, and game studies breaking texts and textual paradigms by creating new rules for studying literary objects, forms, and histories? The panel will investigate the affinities and divergences between games and literature, as well as the friction between game studies and literary criticism.

Discipline and Interdisciplinarity

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:13am
The Ohio State University Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

**Extended Deadline (see note below re: conference format flexibility in light of COVID-19)

 

Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Organization

The Ohio State University

 

Call for Papers

Discipline and Interdisciplinarity

October 2nd & 3rd, 2020

Columbus, Ohio

 

FLANNERY O'CONNOR: OPEN TOPIC (SAMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:16am
FLANNERY O'CONNOR SOCIETY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The Flannery O’Connor Society invites papers on any topic in the life and works of Flannery O’Connor. Please send 300-word abstracts by June 15, 2020, to Sarah Shermyen, University of Georgia, at sshermyen@uga.edu. Please also include a brief bio and any A/V requirements in your abstract. Paper will be read at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL; November 13-15, 2020. 

FLANNERY O'CONNOR: BREAKING (O'CONNOR'S) RULES (SAMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:16am
FLANNERY O'CONNOR SOCIETY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The Flannery O’Connor Society invites papers on topics relevant to O'Connor's interpretations of and commentary on her own work, including but not limited to: the value of deferring to O'Connor's readings of her own stories, O'Connor's religious vision, O'Connor's definitions of grotesque or gothic, or O'Connor's politics. We want to know: how much should we let O'Connor dictate the meaning of her work? Please send a 300-word abstract by June 15, 2020, to Sarah Shermyen, University of Georgia, at sshermyen@uga.edu. Please also include a brief bio and any A/V requirements in your abstract. Paper will be read at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL; November 13-15, 2020. 

“Criminal Justice Systems in Children’s Literature and Media”: A Children’s Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:47pm
Ramona Caponegro
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Michelle Alexander’s groundbreaking work, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, which brought unprecedented attention to the ongoing discrimination present in the United States’ criminal justice system and its many devastating effects. Numerous studies have also documented the ways in which children and young adults are impacted by the criminal justice system, whether they are in it themselves, have a family member in it, or are living with the expectation of entering it in the future.

Teaching Online

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:47pm
Ginger Jones / Louisiana State University Alexandria
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Distance no longer impedes a college or university education; however, when institutions offer little or no training, scant support for faculty, poor course design, and little integration with campus life, they stymie rigorous programs. This collection of essays will interest practitioners of online teaching, design, and administration of successful online programs. If you are interested in submitting a chapter, please access the chapter proposal form on the Cambridge Scholars Publishing website and submit your completed form to admin@cambridgescholars.com.

Iris Murdoch Review 11 - 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:46pm
Iris Murdoch Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Iris Murdoch Review board invites essays relating to the life and work of Iris Murdoch and her circle for the eleventh edition of the Review. Essays must conform to the Review's formatting guidelines and be approxmately 7000 words in length. Essays may focus on her fiction, philosophy, theology, life, informal writings, or her engagement with other figures in her life or work.

The Iris Murdoch Review (Kingston University Press) is a peer-review journal that publishes articles on the life and work of Iris Murdoch and her milieu on a yearly basis. The Review aims to represent the breadth and eclecticism of contemporary critical approaches to Murdoch, and particularly welcomes new perspectives and lines of inquiry. 

Confronting the Real in Fairy Tales: Humanities (Special Issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
Professor Susan Redington Bobby/Wesley College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Prof. Susan Redington Bobby 
Website1 Website2 
Guest Editor Department of Literature and Languages, Wesley College, Dover, DE, 19901, USA
Interests: fairy tale studies; adolescent literature; magical realism; goddess archetypesSpecial Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pop Souths: Scandalizing the Region

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

November 13-15, 2020 | Jacksonville, FL 

PAMLA--Composition & Rhetoric Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Assoc. Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

PAMLA 2020 Las Vegas   Nov 12-15 2020

General Standing Session: Composition and Rhetoric

This session welcomes all papers addressing the fields of composition and rhetoric from
pedagogical, practical, and theoretical perspectives. In addition, we encourage papers that
address the conference theme, “City of God, City of Destruction,” in ways that connect the
rhetoric/composition field with topics or practices examining the current political, religious, and
social divides. Possible areas of interest include debates, classroom strategies, and rhetorical
approaches to:

Deadscapes: Wastelands, Necropoli, and Other Tolkien-Inspired Places of Death, Decay, and Corruption

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
Tales after Tolkien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A paper session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University (www.wmich.edu/medievalcongress) examining depictions of what comes in the wake of war and death in works in the Tolkienian tradition. ***This is a re-proposal of a session from the cancelled 2020 Congress.***

Cultures of Collectivity in French Literature Before 1789

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
MMLA 2020 (Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 5-8)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

In keeping with this year’s MMLA conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity”, this panel solicits propositions that reflect on the many ways in which the individual and the collective were conceived in pre-revolutionary society. Rather than viewing the individual and the collective as being separate facets of social existence, papers that look at the liminal movement between subjective experience and the larger political body will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

CfP Update: Extended Deadline | ComFor Goes Online "Comics and Agency – Actors, Publics, Participation"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm
Vanessa Ossa / German Society for Comics Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

15th Annual Conference of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) | 8 to 10 October 2020 | Online

ComFor’s 15th annual conference aims to intensify a dialogue between the various disciplinary approaches to the medium of comics and related popular narrative images (including manga, graphic novels or cartoons) by focusing on the concept of medial, mediated, and mediating agency. Building on perspectives from actor-network theory and subsequent approaches to a possible actor-media theory, the conference aims to reconstruct the complexities of distributed agency within historical and contemporary cultures of comics.

Legacies of Tolkien's Whiteness in Contemporary Medievalisms

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm
Tales after Tolkien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A roundtable session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University (www.wmich.edu/medievalcongress) examining the continuing effects of Tolkien's depictions of race in medievalist works. ***This is a re-proposed session from the cancelled 2020 Congress.***

SCMLA General Linguistics VI Permanent Section

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020

SCMLA 77th ANNUAL CONFERENCE October 8-10, 2020

Whitehall Hotel • 1700 Smith St.  • Houston, TX 77002

Conference Theme: “Politics of Protest”

 

Speculating Identities and Defying Stereotypes: South Asian Women Writers and Idealistic Mobilities

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:42pm
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 5, 2020

The issue intends to bring to the fore the writings of women from colonial and postcolonial era of South Asia, particularly exploring how these women writers addresses the issues of violence, speculating identity and belongingness while defying stereotypes in primarily male literary traditions as a focal point. Moreover, the proposed issue considers how different literary genres ranging from novels, poetry, novellas, short stories, memoirs to autobiographies by South Asian women writers present an exclusive and inimitable insight into varied understandings of pre-constructed gender roles and relations in the context of south Asian society and culture.

"Work, work your thoughts": Henry V revisited

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 4:21pm
Sophie Chiari, Sophie Lemercier-Goddard PUBP - ENS Lyon/Université Clermont Auvergne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

"Work, work your thoughts": Henry V revisited

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