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Special Issue. Voces del Caribe, Revista de Estudios Caribeños

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:47pm
Joshua Deckman / Marywood U
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

"Sovereign Bodies, Movements, and Imaginaries"

The peer-reviewed journal Voces del Caribe invites proposals for a special issue titled “Sovereign Bodies, Movements, and Imaginaries” edited by Joshua Deckman (Marywood U) and Ana Ugarte (College of the Holy Cross). This issue is a follow-up to a series of panels to be presented in Spring 2021, which bring together faculty and graduate students from a broad array of disciplines with the aim of fostering collaborative research and activism. Our tasks: to identify and explore new paradigms for understanding “sovereignties” across the globe, and to construct new cartographies of cultural creation and circulation beyond the confines of modern nation-states.

Deadline Extended! OSU ADA30 Celebratory Symposium

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:47pm
Oregon State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Oregon State University’s ADA30 Anniversary Committee presents

ADA30 Celebratory Symposium

CALL FOR CHAPTERS for an edited collection on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Francis M. Agnoli
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-08) and its sequel The Legend of Korra (2012-14) are among the most acclaimed and influential animated television series of the twenty-first century. Yet, there has been little scholarly writing about them. To remedy this gap, I am looking for contributors for an edited volume of essays on this franchise.

The book will be designed for a general undergraduate readership, covering a range of topics in relation to the Avatar franchise. These include (but are not limited to):

Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:45pm
Carleton English Graduate Student Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 13, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves

Department of English Graduate Virtual Conference

Carleton University

8-9 May 2021

 

“Take joy in your digressions. Because that is where the unexpected arises.”

-        Brian Massumi

 

Resistance and Resilience: Envisioning the Future

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:44pm
Graduate Student Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Resistance and Resilience: Envisioning the Future

Virtual Graduate Student Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

University of Maryland, College Park

March 5-6, 2021 via Zoom

Southwest Humanities Symposium 2021: Normalcy and un/non/dis/abnormalcy

updated: 
Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 2:28pm
Graduate Scholars of English Association, Arizona State
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 18, 2020

Southwest Humanities Symposium 2021: Normalcy and un/non/dis/abnormalcy

Online Graduate Conference, February 26-27, 2021

Graduate Scholars of English Association, Arizona State University

Proposals due December 18, 2020

“‘Getting lost’ still takes us somewhere; and being lost is a way of inhabiting space by registering what is not familiar: being lost can in its turn become a familiar feeling [...] The familiar is an effect of inhabitance; we are not simply in the familiar, but rather the familiar is shaped by actions that reach out toward objects that are already within reach.”

Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology , p. 7

Kinship in the Fiction of N. K. Jemisin: Relations of Power and Resistance

updated: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:37am
Berit Åström, Umeå University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Dr Jenny Bonnevier, Örebro University, Sweden and Associate Professor Berit Åström, Umeå University, Sweden invite original essays for a contributed volume on kinship in the fiction of N.K. Jemisin. Lexington Books have expressed a provisional interest in publishing the volume.

Over Journal - A Critical Journal of Photography and Visual Culture

updated: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:37am
Over Journal - A Critical Journal of Photography and Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

OVER Journal is a new periodical publication and online platform that proposes to its readers a deep, honest, critical and edifying experience of Photography and  Visual Culture.

OVER Journal is interested in challenging and preventing the repetition of obsolete and flawed structures, as much as highlighting the work of those who are expanding what we still call Photography into new horizons. The journal is a space for reflection on new practices, new voices, new ways of thinking.

1. CALL FOR PAPERS

Classical Reformations: Beyond Christian Humanism

updated: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:36am
The Warburg Institute, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Classical Reformations: Beyond Christian Humanism

 

An online conference: Friday 3 September 2021

The Warburg Institute

 

Comics Arts Conference Comic-Con International

updated: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:36am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 22-25, 2021.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

YOUNG SCHOLARS PANEL: BEING ONE AND MANY. FACES OF THE HUMAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY

updated: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 10:13am
Medical University of Łódź, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

The emerging cyborgs, transhumans and posthumans call for an urgent reconsideration of humans as individuals and collectives. The identity of the human in the 21st century eludes the constraining boundaries of definitions underpinned by simplifying and simplified dichotomies. Affecting all the spheres of life, the discoveries and achievements of recent decades have challenged the bipolar categorizations of human and nonhuman, human and animal, or even human and machine, and thus opened the door to transdisciplinary considerations.

How to Do Things with Worlds (Again) [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 10:21pm
Indiana University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Call for Papers

How to Do Things with Worlds

18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington

Dates: TBA [but virtual]

Keynote: TBA


 

 

“A ‘world’ need not be a construction of a whole society. It may be a construction of a tiny portion of a particular society. It may be inhabited by just a few people. Some ‘worlds’ are bigger than others.”

  • Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)

Special Forum of Communication, Culture & Critique CFP: Global TV Images of Female Masculinity in the 2010s

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 2:36pm
Jamie J. ZHAO/Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University; and Eve NG/Ohio U
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Global TV Images of Female Masculinity in the 2010s

 

Special Forum of Communication, Culture & Critique (Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2022) Call for Papers

 

Contribution Deadline: June 1st, 2021

Contribution Length: 1000-2000 words inclusive of all notes and references

 

Editors:  Jamie J. ZHAO (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) and Eve NG (Ohio U)

 

 

Food Futures: A Special Issue of SFS

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 2:36pm
Graeme Macdonald & Nora Castle, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

This special issue of Science Fiction Studies examines food’s multiple registrations across the spectrum of historical and contemporary SF. As a core element of both the problems with and solutions to the climate crisis, the global food system is the nexus of an array of future-oriented concerns emerging around issues such as security, diet, foodways, technologies, population, habitats, consumer cultures, production techniques, energy regimes and much more. As a result of this focus the very concept of eating and food as baseline cultural material has arguably been placed under the sign of the future to a greater extent than hitherto experienced.

Special Issue of Communication, Culture & Critique CFP: Centering Women on Post-2010 Chinese TV

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 2:36pm
Jamie J. ZHAO/Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University; and Eve NG/Ohio U
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Centering Women on Post-2010 Chinese TV

 

Special Issue of Communication, Culture & Critique (Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2022) Call for Papers

 

Paper Abstract Deadline (500 words): March 1st, 2021

Complete Manuscript Deadline (6000-7000 words): August 1st, 2021

 

Editors:  Jamie J. ZHAO (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) and Eve NG (Ohio U)

 

 

Film Studies CFP: Anti-Bodies: Corporeality & Its Discontents

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:54am
Cultural Studies Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Film Studies Working Group – Call for Papers for CSA 2021

The Film Studies Working Group invites submissions for the 19th annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA), to be held online June 10-12, 2021. The theme for the 2021 CSA Conference is Anti-Bodies: Corporeality and its Discontents. Innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to the following film studies topics are especially welcome:
 

Early Career Reseachers VIII

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:54am
Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

In order to encourage the next generation of academics, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal gender forum launched its first annual Early Career Researchers Issue in October 2013. Now every year sees a special issue dedicated to presenting the work of emerging researchers.

Contributions for the upcoming sixth Early Career Researchers Issue may consist of new academic writing composed specifically for the occasion or exceptional, previously unpublished term papers. Please note that given the journal’s focus, all submissions must engage with Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, Masculinity Studies, and/or Queer Theory.

L’avventura – Call for Essays (Next Deadline: March 31st 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:51am
L’avventura – International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

L’avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes aims at positioning itself at the heart of the contemporary debate on Italian visual and media culture, its history and its present characteristics. The journal’s main areas of interest include:

* Patterns, styles, figures: the evolution of styles and patterns, themes and narratives; the relationship between film and other art and communication practices; modes of production and industrial forms.

* Archive: film and media archives, as much as oral sources. 

* Differences: local, national, gender and generational identities as shaped and molded in cinema and media discourse.

AfroLatinas/LatiNegras Culture, Identity, and Struggle from an Intersectional Perspective

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:50am
Rosita Scerbo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of US Latinx Culture at Allegheny College, Concetta Bondi, Ph.D., Lecturer (Spanish/Chicanx and Latinx culture) at the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University (cbondi@asu.edu).
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

In recent years, numerous instances of anti-Black violence have brought to light a long, complex history of institutional racism and violence in the United States. At the same time, these events have inspired collective action and consciousness across the globe, prompting communities to recognize their own histories of racism, racial inequality, and discrimination as well as their manifestations in contemporary society. In the Latin American context, the effects of conquest and colonization have played an especially significant role in the shaping of social and cultural histories, and identity representations.

 

University of Toronto Graduate English Conference: Intimacies/Intimations

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:50am
University of Toronto Graduate English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

In the introduction to the Winter 1998 edition of Critical Inquiry, Lauren Berlant suggests that “the inwardness of the intimate is met by a corresponding publicness.” Over two decades later, Berlant’s pronouncement remains pertinent, particularly as the transition of our work and social lives to online spaces complicates the relationship between the private and the public. Stripped of actual bodily closeness and intimacy, the virtual body, along with its intimations and those of its domestic space, has been thrown into relief.

Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (1/6/2021; PCA 6/2-5/2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:50am
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association for the Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association

Session planned for the 2021 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association, Boston, Massachusetts, 2-5 June 2021

 

Call for Article Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:49am
Scholarly Editing (Association for Documentary Editing)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Scholarly Editing, begun again after a four year hiatus, publishes essays on the theory, practice, and pedagogy of scholarly editing, as well as reviews and micro-editions of understudied authors and texts that reflect our diverse and multifaceted cultural heritage. The journal intends to represent contributions from all countries and cultures and across disciplines, including but not restricted to educators, researchers, scholars, historians, archivists, curators, editors, information professionals, students, and digital humanists.

Avian Aesthetics: Birds and Humans in the Literary and Popular Imagination

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:49am
Danette DiMarco and Tim Ruppert / Slippery Rock University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Jennifer Ackerman’s national bestseller The Genius of Birds (2016) highlights how birds and humans, while on seemingly different evolutionary paths, have coincided in interesting ways as both have risen to meet the challenges of nature (The Genius of Birds 12). Birds have consistently been alluded to in literature, dating back to the Greeks, and the proposed edited collection Avian Aesthetics seeks to deepen the awareness of the importance of birds in the literary and popular imagination while simultaneously focusing on how the human vision of birds has altered in an age of Animal Studies, species-ism, and climate change.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS for an edited collection (under contract with AUP)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:46am
Temenuga Trifonova
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 21, 2020

I am looking for a chapter to round off an edited volume titled SCREENING THE ART WORLD, currently in the final stages of preparation. One of the contributors just pulled out of the project.

 

The volume is under contract with Amsterdam University Press and the final MS has to be submitted by December 31, 2020.

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Everything is Queer. The Relevance of Gender and Queer Studies Today.

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 8:36am
Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

This special issue is dedicated to highlight the relevance and importance of Gender and Queer Studies with regard to recent and contemporary academic literature.

With this issue we aim to emphasize not only the necessity of research in the field of Gender and Queer Studies, but we also want to draw on contemporary issues that reflect the importance of an ongoing discourse on a global scale.

We are welcoming texts focusing on, but by no means restricted to, the following areas: ecocriticism and gender, economy and gender, politics and gender, gender and mental health, gender and media, research/university/teaching and gender. All format welcome.

The Witch Institute: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

updated: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 5:18pm
Queen's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 25, 2021

The Witch Institute: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

August 16-22, 2021; Virtual Event 

Queen’s University*

Katarokwi/Kingston, Canada

*Queen’s University is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territories

 

What is the Witch Institute?

Comparitive South Asian Cultural Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 5:26am
South Asian Foundation for Advanced Studies. (Nepal)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The proposed anthology aims to compile essays from various disciplines in the field of South Asian Studies. The compilation introduces an academic discourse on cultural studies about the region. Cultural Studies is predominantly contemporary in focus in its academic orientation. Contemporaneous is also about how the past appears in its very connections with the present ideas and facts. In the context of the above propositional statements the focus of the book is about the nature of Cultural Studies in South Asia.

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