Since Carol J. Clover’s seminal work Men, Women, and Chainsaws (1992), feminist readings of horror movies have gained an enthusiastic theoretical momentum. In employing various frameworks and lenses and by complicating our spectatorial position, this rich corpus of literature has perhaps contributed to a resignification of the genre and its tropes. However, amid the emergence of luminous movies that defy and challenge horror’s misogynistic and racialized foundations, several questions arise: Is contemporary horror cinema really abjuring its heteronormative, original structure? Does mainstream horror still convey trite reactionary messages with renewed vigor?
For detailed information on how to submit papers to Whatever please check at https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/index.php/journal/announcement/view/2
Themed Section: Performance, subversion, relation: tracing queer in BDSM
Guest Editors: Massimo Fusillo, Serena Guarracino, Luca Zenobi
Maple Tree Literary Supplement, MTLS – Call for Submission: Special issue on Harry Garuba.
CFP: JDTC Special Section for Spring 2021, #Performative X
Opaline, a publication of the nonprofit Artitide, is currently seeking creative works (poetry, prose, artwork, photography) surrounding the conversation of the "new normal." Opaline would like artists, academics, and activists alike to reflect on what normalcy was, what normalcy should be, and who should set those definitions.
Poetry & Prose Guidelines:
Polish Literature as World Literature (Edited Collection)
Deadline: October 1, 2020
Piotr Florczyk (University of Southern California)
K. A. Wisniewski (American Antiquarian Society)
Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course: 3-28 August 2020
3 modules / 30 hours each including
lectures/discussions (3 meetings)
final assignment in the form of an essay
Duration: 2-4 week long
International Conference on Gender Studies: “Que(e)rying Gender”5 September 2020 – Oriel College, University of Oxfordorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
Call for Papers
Profanum Vulgus: Imagining Masses in Discourse and Culture
Call for Papers for Issue Number 18
Given the circumstances in recent months due to the Covid-19 crisis, the publication of issue 18 of our review has been significantly affected. As we will not be able to publish this June issue in time, we have decided to give a chance to possible new contributions by setting the date of July 15 as the last deadline for receiving articles.
Below a reminder of the theme of this issue with the possibility of choosing the Varia section.
The Thematic Section
Scholastic engagement with genres and texts of science fiction across various regions and cultures around the world has grown significantly over the last decade. In an effort to expand this ongoing study, the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on Middle Eastern science fiction to be released in the winter of 2020.
With this issue, we aim to become a gathering place of current topics, trends, and themes in the field of Middle Eastern science fiction. We are seeking academic articles of 5,000 to 8,000 words, short reflection pieces of 500 to 1,000 words, and book reviews of 500-750 words by August 22nd, 2020.
A Special Issue of MELUS– Call for Papers
Black Women’s Literature: Violence & the COVID-19 Moment
Guest Editors: Robin Brooks (University of Pittsburgh) and Meina Yates-Richard (Emory University)
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: July 31, 2020
Comparative Media Arts Journal: Issue Nine | Relations
Relations exist in both affinity and disparity. They soften and solidify; destruct and reconcile. They emerge from succession, or perhaps even isolation. They are catalysts of becoming – a process that defines the territory of our being, yet transcends it over time.
This year the PAMLA Conference is scheduled to take place at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel from Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020. We invite you to consider submitting a proposal to any of the following panels by the deadline of July 15. Proposals are received and reviewed entirely online; please click on the specific panel link and follow instructions.
Italian / Cultural, Historical, and Political Studies
Presiding Officer: Fabiana Cecchini (Texas A & M University - College Station)
Cabrini University is hosting the National Undergraduate Body Image Conference - now fully online - on October 1st, 2020.
The CFP deadline has been extended to July 31st. You and your students can register for this FREE conference now. Links for synchronous video participation will be sent following registration. For information about the CFP and to register, please visit cabrini.edu/bodyimageconf
The sudden arrival of COVID-19 and its profound impact on nearly all aspects of daily life for people across the globe will undoubtedly produce a substantive re-examination of the canon of ‘plague writing’ that has, historically, been dominated by European voices. While the predominant influence of European authors in the genre of plague writing can, to a certain extent, be explained historically by the Black Death being the most deadly pandemic in human history, more recent and more global pandemics provide the opportunity to re-examine the situation of these canonical texts and to consider the stakes of plague writing on a broader international stage.
Important Update: The 92nd annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will take place November 13-15, 2020 as an entirely online event hosted through Accelevents.
Because we are moving our conferene to an online format for 2020, we have revised several crucial deadlines for conference planning. They are as follows:
Peripheral Literatures and the History of Capitalism
Guest Editors: Ericka Beckman, Oded Nir, and Emilio Sauri
Deadline for Submissions: 1 August 2020
Article proposals are sought for a special issue of a journal on Chaucerian resonances in early modern drama. At present, confirmed contributions for this issue focus primarily on Chaucerian resonances in Shakespeare’s works. We are potentially interested in further contributions focusing on Shakespeare's Chauceriana but would be especially interested to receive proposals relating to Chaucerian resonances beyond Shakespeare’s dramatic canon.
CFP: YA Studies Around the World
2 - 6 November 2020
What does YA Studies look like in 2020? The YA Studies Association’s first biennial conference will explore recent critical developments in YA Studies from around the world. This online conference aims to bring together diverse, international voices across a range of disciplines, offering a variety of synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for presenting and engaging throughout the first week of November.
A Session at the Renaissance Society of America's Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 April 2021
This session aims to foster conversation about the relationship between Continental law (civil, canon, or Roman) and early modern visual culture. Chaired by Dr. Valérie Hayaert, it specifically probes how images of justice were adapted to conform to local custom in order to retain their effectiveness. However, any topic that addresses early modern European law and visual culture (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, book illustration, and public murals) is welcome and will be considered for inclusion on the panel.
Please send the following to Hayley Cotter (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 July 2020:
This panel invites papers that explore new approaches to Gloria Naylor, by offering fresh evaluations on the relationship among Naylor’s novels; analyzing her works through more recent theoretical or critical frameworks; situating her novels in relation to U.S. and transnational literary and historical contexts; and/or engaging materials from the Gloria Naylor Archive to develop new critical perspectives on Naylor’s published and unpublished works.
For a fuller description or to submit an abstract, please visit: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18701
Sport and the Power to Inspire Change: A Global Virtual Symposium
with Danny Crates, Phil Davies, Derek Peaple and Karl Spracklen
Tuesday 21st July 2020 - Wednesday 22nd July 2020
‘Sport’, as Mandela famously observed, ‘has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.’
The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically if not irrevocably altered our world in ways that we are only now beginning to realize. Academia has been one of the areas profoundly impacted by this global disaster. Hiring freezes instituted at universities, structural retrenchment, and newly arisen budget crunches have ensured that the academic job market will be beset by uncertainty for the foreseeable future. Even before the onset of this crisis, the academic job market was precarious at best and non-existent at worst.
Graduate students know they will have, at minimum, a chairperson for their dissertation, but the extent to which that relationship is cultivated as a mentorship, or the availability of other formal and informal mentorships, if often unknown or at best variable. Even within formal, department-directed mentorships, “[w]hile mentorship relationships can be generative and supportive of excellence, they often reflect the hierarchical boundaries of a traditional academic culture” (Dorland et al).
Building off GSC’s successful 2019 session, “Bridging the Praxis Gap,” which largely addressed pedagogical issues, this session aims to address an even wider variety of gaps in what is taught in graduate school and the critical skills needed to survive in academia and professional life beyond. We are particularly interested in ways to bridge traditional notions of graduate school with active leadership training frameworks that seek to develop engaged graduate students who could take the reins and influence positive change in various contexts in and out of academia.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Resisting James Bond:
Power, Privilege, and Social (In)Justice in the Daniel Craig Era
Edited by Lisa Funnell and Christoph Lindner
ABOUT CONFERENCE: Affects, emotions and perceptions have always been at the center of philosophical discussion. Yet the so called “Affective turn” in social studies and humanities is relatively a new phenomenon inspired by Deleuze and Guattari´s influential works among others. Affective turn challenges the still dominant representational approach in semiotics, discourse analysis and text analyses of all kind. Its goal is to overcome human exceptionalism together with the domination of the word-based language over the other forms of expression in the process of creating meaning and knowledge altogether.
NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021