The book invites papers on topics which are broadly “Post-colonial.” However, for convenience, some sub-themes are given below.
1. Politics of Narration in Post-Colonial Texts.
2. Culture and Representation.
3. Crisis- Individual, Cultural, Social.
4. Individual Identity Crisis.
5. Representation and Portrayal.
7.The “Post” in Post-colonial.
8. Post-colonial Text and Context.
9. Globalization and Post-colonialism.
10. Writing Back- A Reality or a notion?
My Colleagues and I at the University of East Anglia are putting together a special edition of Loading… journal on the Kingdom Hearts franchise as a transmedia phenomenon. The issue is based on an expansion of papers we gave at a panel at the DiGRA conference at Ritsumeikan university in Kyoto last year. But we are looking for additional articles to complement those we already have in order to attempt to address as wide a group of topics as possible through the lens of this important franchise. Our ambition is that this could become an important repository of research and theorising on this game series and the topic of transmedia production and fandom.
I’ll paste the CFP below but the link is here also:
Call for Chapters for Edited Book
Genetic Histories and Liberties: Eugenics, Genetic Ancestries and Genetic Technologies in Literary and Visual Cultures
Gender and the Body Series, Edinburgh University Press
We invite chapters that examine the ways in which representations of the body and gender within literature and visual culture (including film, television, graphic novels, comics, and video games) from the eighteenth century to the present day have engaged with and challenged political, religious, cultural and social attitudes towards eugenics, genetic ancestries and genetic technologies
Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 1 November 2020
Raz Chen-Morris (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Alexander Honold (University of Basel)
Hania Siebenpfeiffer (University of Marburg)
The Medial Afterlives of H.P. Lovecraft:
Comic, Film, Podcast, TV, Video Game
Ed. Max José Dreysse Passos de Cavalho & Tim Lanzendörfer
JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS
Vol. 44, No. 1, Spring 2021
(Special Issue on Indian Writing in English)
Guest Editor: Dr. Arunima Ray, Assistant Professor of English,
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer-reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming issues. Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is listed or indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Index Copernicus Master List, CiteFactor, Arastirmax Social Sciences Index and Asos Social Science Index.
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer-reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming June 2021 issue. The Journal is listed or indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Index Copernicus/ICI Journals Master List, CiteFactor, Arastirmax Social Sciences Index and Asos Social Science Index https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/cankujhss
♦ Deadline extended ♦
The volume proposes to promote original, critical research works that study, interpret and question the critical issues relating to childhood and children. In order to refurbish the interdisciplinary prospect of the field, works offering newer insights and concentrating on its representation in other literatures or other forms of arts like painting, films etc. will also be encouraged.
Scientific Committee:Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdansk, PolandProfessor Marco Zanasi - University of Rome "Tor Vergata", ItalyProfessor Paulo Endo - University of São Paulo, Brazil
Few people know about Kelly Thomas, a homeless man diagnosed with schizophrenia who, in 2011, was beaten to death in Orange County by six police officers. Thomas was unarmed. All the officers were acquitted. The way we treat those with mental illness has become of interest to humanities scholars, particularly those working in Disability Studies. Margaret Price’s brave research, in Mad at School, rallies against the exclusion of those with mental disability from academic discourse (and academic life). Scholars of early modern disability have explored various neurodiversity in theater, from figurations of wise fools to imaginings of mad revengers.
The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its twelfth annual issue, to be published in spring 2021. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.
The fiction produced in a particular historical moment reflects a society’s values. So, what can we learn about our contemporary value systems from murdering, terrorizing, and drug-abusing characters like Patrick Bateman, Tyler Durden, and Mark Renton, who reject so many of the major cultural norms that constitute Western capitalist societies? Texts like Ellis’s American Psycho, Palahniuk’s Fight Club, and Welsh’s Trainspotting have been dubbed “transgressive fiction” because of the sense in which their characters cross and deconstruct boundaries by opposing, disregarding, and subverting hegemonic paradigms.
Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics
The impact of COVID-19 and the threat that it poses to future human experiences has been well-documented in news reports during the past few months. However, now that non-human animals are possible carriers and becoming infected, their experiences, while often overlooked, are nevertheless integrated into the worldwide pandemic.
Thus, this collection seeks to balance essays about non-human animals during real-world pandemics, such as the COVID-19 one, with those of their experiences during literary or cinematic ones. The scope of this call for papers is broad and can include topics such as:
I invite chapter proposals on Marguerite Henry’s Newbery-winning novel King of the Wind for the first in a series of edited collections about Henry’s individual works, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).
All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural, social, philosophical, and material significance of King of the Wind are invited to participate.
While writing my graduate thesis, “Conflicting Views of Culture and Power: The Arab World in Marguerite Henry’s King of the Wind”, Dawn Heinecken also published an article about the absence of scholarship on Henry’s works. These proposed collections therefore seek to increase the scholarship available about Marguerite Henry.
Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in the Afterlife of Slavery
Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Convention, March 11-14, 2021
Chair: Eugene Pae, State University of New York at Albany (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Call for Papers for Special Issue of Mythlore, Spring 2021:
Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath
Guest Edited by Melanie A. Rawls
Deadline extended: Submit finished papers by December 20, 2020
Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on Ursula K. Le Guin, grandmaster of mythopoeic fantasy.
CALL FOR PAPERS: "WORLDBUILDING AND THE ASIAN IMAGINATION"
SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English
vol. 58, no. 1, 2021
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our fifteenth year of issues.
We are interested in articles for an issue that explores the history of anarchism, including recent history of anarchist movements, groups, and individuals. We are also interested in related currents, which include Black bloc, antifa, and the creation of autonomous zones, as well as ecological movements or groups like Extinction Rebellion.
This year marks 85 years since ICEA began hosting academic conferences. It is almost fitting, then, to be able to mark this occasion by moving forward together in another landmark occasion: our first fully digital conference experience, using Zoom as our teleconference software of choice.
Philip K. Dick: His Sources and Inspirations
This special issue of The Projector seeks submissions focused on contemporary community media as activist and aesthetic practices. In 2005, Kevin Howley described community media as “popular and strategic interventions into contemporary media culture committed to the democratization of media structures, forms, and practices.” In revisiting this definition 15 years later, the holistic aim of this special issue is to interrogate shifts in various community media making environments brought about in the past decade.
A popular site such as ShortList https://www.shortlist.com/ offers lists of what it presents (without qualification) as the best movies of a decade or genre and the best shows to watch on streaming services. The site was first launched in 2010 as an adjunct to Shortlist, the free British weekly magazine designed for young professional men. After its print edition ended in 2018, shortlist.com ostensibly became a venue no longer aimed at white, upwardly mobile (British) men. Today, it presents itself as providing a “new way of ordering your world and helping you find the best of everything [in] entertainment, tech, style, home, health & fitness and food.”
European Shakepeare Research Association Conference 2021
3-6 June 2021, Athens, Greece
Call for Seminar Papers: Shakespeare in Second and Foreign Language Learning
From text to classroom, at all skill and grade levels, and in every medium and format, Shakespeare appears in textbooks and curricula around the world. Educators choose Shakespeare across languages and with recourse to diverse media, encouraged by student recognition of cultural references, images, and quotations which generate a valuable touchstone for teaching literature and theatre, and from there lead to developing critical thinking, artistic expression, language, and communication skills.
European Shakepeare Research Association Conference 2021
3-6 June 2021, Athens, Greece
Call for Seminar Papers: Shakespeare and the Nature of Utopia/Utopian Nature
Ezra Pound’s role in modernism is undeniable, but his connections to Philadelphia may be less obvious and are worthy of exploration. He spent his formative years in this “birthplace of America,” where his father worked at the U.S. Mint. Among the many artists he befriended in Philadelphia were fellow poets who would become modernists: Hilda Doolittle (H.D.), Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams. Pound’s relationship with Philadelphia institution University of Pennsylvania is a tumultuous one. Having earned his master’s degree, he was “pushed out” of the program, and his efforts to get a PhD were denied by the university, including many recent efforts to award him a posthumous PhD. This remains another source of controversy in Pound studies.
Call for Roundtable Participants
This roundtable will illustrate how the image of the mafia has been romanticized, falsified, glorified, or held up to historical accuracy in film, television or literature.
The image of the mafia and how it has been appropriated into cultural studies as a romantic business where loyalty and friendship drive a way of life, has contorted our view of its reality. The many images of the mafia we see ranging from filmic representations of the good-hearted mafia Don like Vito Corleone to the fun-loving, soldier like Henry Hill to the flawed but honorable aging Junior Soprano help situate an idea of what it means to be part of this thing called the mafia.
Call for Panel Papers
This session promises a candid look at some of Scorsese’s films, delving into character masculinity, paranoia, gangsterism, and obsession with violence.
The 5th Vampire Academic Conference
October 30th 2020 9:00 am- 7:00 p.m. and October 31st 10:00 am- 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
CALL FOR PAPERS
MAIN THEMES: This conference will focus on the American Vampire and how they are represented. There is a vast amount of literature and film representing American vampires such as Salem’s Lot, Anne Rice and her chronicles, Lost Boys, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Blade, Twilight and of course Bela Lugosi’s classic Dracula.
American Vampires KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS: To Be Confirmed