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Collectivity in Reception Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:00pm
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Call for Papers: “Collectivity in Reception Studies.” Sponsored by the Reception Study Society

Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Jesse Wolfe/California State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Paper proposals are invited for one of several possible panels at the Modernist Studies Association Conference, scheduled to be held in Chicago from November 4-7.

 

Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). This panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.

 

Intertextuality as Intersectional Praxis

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Edited volume
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Intertextuality as Intersectional Praxis: Edited Volume

 

The Politics of Gendered Work and Representation in the Nordic Screen Industries

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

 CFP: The Politics of Gendered Work and Representation in the Nordic Screen Industries

Special issue,  Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (2022)

Guest Editors: Louise Wallenberg and Maaret Koskinen (Stockholm University)

 

Gender, Violence, and the State in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Special issue of gender forum (winter 2021), edited by Judith Rauscher (U of Cologne)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

From its beginnings, speculative fiction across different media and genres has combined imaginaries of social and political organization with issues of gender and violence. Thomas More’s Utopia (1551), for example, imagined an egalitarian society that remained strictly patriarchal and a perfect government that ensured prosperity and peace by fighting preventive wars, administering capital punishment to adulterers, endorsing corporal punishment for unruly women and children, and encouraging (assisted) suicide. Whether we consider literary texts, film, TV series, comics, or other forms of cultural expression, contemporary speculative fiction continues to discuss (state-)violence and the gendered nature of socio-political relations.

Columbia University Press launches new partnership with Howard University to advance Black studies and diversify academic publishing

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:58am
Columbia University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 26, 2026

Columbia University Press today announced a new ongoing scholarly book series in the field of Black studies called Black Lives in the Diaspora: Past / Present / Future, to be published in partnership with Howard University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Columbia University’s African American and African Diaspora Studies Department.

Adapting Bridgerton

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:58am
Valerie Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Adapting Bridgerton

If Jane Austen and the history books present one version of the regency, Bridgerton shows a far different one. While the series had many surprises for viewers, it’s less clear what’s responsible. Does this come from being a 2020 show? From Netflix's style? From the romance novels source material? Let’s consider and also weigh what worked and what didn’t. 

Length will depend on how many submissions arrive. They will be in MLA format, secondary sources welcome, scholarly be approachable and fun for fans. These will be published in a scholarly colelction--McFarland is interested. Abstracts Due May 1, essays due August 1. 

Film History Series: Call for Book Proposals

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College; Brian Snee, University of Scranton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 3, 2021

Call for Proposals: Film History Book Series

 

We are seeking proposals for complete/in-progress/planned manuscripts and edited collections for a proposed book series. The series will focus on film history: both the history of film as media texts and the history/evolution of the cinematic apparatus. 

 

RIT press has expressed interest in this series and has asked that we secure some projects before moving forward with approval.  

Potential topics include but are not limited to: 

CFP: Manga’s Global Influence (MLA 2022 Guaranteed Session; 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE 3/15/21)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Guaranteed Session CFP: Manga’s Global Influence

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a guaranteed roundtable panel sponsored by the Forum for Comics and Graphic Narratives at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, January 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC.

CFP: Reading and Translating Comics in Two Directions (MLA 2022 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Collaborative/Non-Guaranteed Session CFP: Reading and Translating Comics in Two Directions

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 6-9, 2022, in Washington D.C. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Arabic Forum and the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.

Hashtags across Borders: Considering #Instapoetry as a Transglobal and Translingual Literary Movement

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
European Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Call for Papers for Volume 27 (2023)

The editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the two issues of the journal to be published in 2023. Potential contributors are reminded that EJES operates a two-stage review process. The first is based on the submission of detailed proposals (up to 1,000 words) and results in invitations to submit full essays from which a final selection is then made. The deadline for essay proposals for this volume is 30 November 2021, with delivery of completed essays in the spring of 2022, and publication in Volume 27 (2023).

Procedure

EJES operates a two-stage review process.

East-West Cultural Passage, Special Issue: New York City between Change and Changelessness: Representations and Perceptions of the City in Literature and Culture. December 2021

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:56am
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Special Issue: New York City between Change and Changelessness: Representations and Perceptions of the City in Literature and Culture. December 2021

 

Deadline: 15 September 2021

 

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

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:56am
Leonard Koff, University of California - Los Angeles
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: Bible and Literature

Contacts: Leonard Koff, University of California - Los Angeles (ljkoff@aol.com)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Crime Fiction and Film (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:56am
Cynthia Kuhn, 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: Crime Fiction and Film

Contacts: Cynthia Kuhn, Metropolitan State University of Denver (kuhnc@msudenver.edu)

Description: This virtual (online) session welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of This virtual (online) session invites submissions on any aspect of crime fiction and film. Given the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction," papers that attempt to engage with this theme are also welcome.

I CIMCiH - Cartographies

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 10:19am
CIMCIH - International Conference of Hispanic Women Filmmakers
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021

The International Conference of Hispanic Women Filmmakers (CIMCiH) intends to actively contribute to the body of scholarly work on Women Directors, specifically those whose films are conceived and conducted in Spanish. This conference serves as a platform where creators, authors, scholars and students can discuss their research, and ultimately promote their work, expanding the boundaries of this historically overlooked collective.

MLA 2022 CFP: Circuitous Channels: The Communications Circuit at 40

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 10:17am
Alec Pollak
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

Circuitous Channels: The Communications Circuit at 40

Robert Darnton’s “communications circuit,” proposed in his field-defining 1982 essay “What Is the History of Books?”, has become one of book history’s foundational paradigms. Since 1982, the “communications circuit” has been endlessly reprinted, debated, revised, and amended; it has become a touchstone heuristic for more articles, books, and papers than it is possible to list.

Victorian Ecologies - Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 2:49am
Victorian Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CfP: Victorian Ecologies

 

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our fourteenth issue (2021) on the theme of “Victorian Ecologies” will be guest edited by Elizabeth Miller (UC Davis).

REMINDER: Murderous Sublime: Serial Killers and Serial Spectators: Monday15th March

updated: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 11:45pm
Dr. Anhiti Patnaik (BITS), Prof. Elana Gomel (Tel-Aviv)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This global collection of essays – emerging from a session presented at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference 2021 – raises important ethical and aesthetic questions regarding narratives of serial murder. How is the serial killer constructed in World Literature and Culture by invoking or debunking Western criminological theories and detective genres? Why does a ‘murderous sublime’ dominate mainstream cinema, Netflix shows, graphic novels, and podcasts? On what historical and cultural terms, do these graphic representations of violence vacillate between notions of ‘normality’ and ‘abnormality’ or ‘banality’ and ‘exceptionalism’?

"What is your favorite novel?"

updated: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 3:21pm
South Central Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

During the pandemic, we’ve heard that a lot of people went back to read their favorite novels as comfort and sustenance through the hard times. We at South Central Review have therefore decided to do a special double issue on this topic, scheduled to appear in Fall 2021. We hope to run approximately thirty brief essays (5-8 pages in manuscript form) in which the authors reflect on the literary, artistic, or other merits of the novel in question, why it resonates as it does, and perhaps why it was important at a particular moment in history, or why it remains influential today. We also hope to interview several contemporary novelists and writers about their favorite novels as sources of or inspiration for their own work.

 

Cultural Intertexts 11/ 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 1:34am
Oana Gheorghiu/ Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We hereby invite proposals of original articles related to the general theme of Cultural Intertexts, an academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078.

 

The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle strategies of representation and of (inter)textual construction emerging from the dialogic relation between:

-       literature and the historical and cultural context of text production;

-       distribution and consumption;

-       literature and other arts (music, film, visual arts, etc.) or sciences (linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, history, sociology and political sciences, internet and new technologies, etc.);

Call for Book Chapter Proposals | Edited Collection: Debating Advertising: Ethics, Effectiveness, & Creativity

updated: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:51am
Kathleen Vandenberg | Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

This book seeks to showcase current academic debates and multiple disciplinary perspectives on adversiting. The contributions in this book will help create a comprehensive overview of of academic discourse on contemporary advertiting. Perspectives on the ethics of advertising, the challenges to measuring advertising’s impact, and the importance of professional creativity are particularly encouraged. Proposed chapters might address whether advertising is purely manipulative, whether it encourages over consumption, whether it creates monopolies, or whether it serves primarily to make the rich even richer.

Eurasian Folk and Fairy Tales: Bridging Continents

updated: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:29am
European Languages and Cultures Research Centre, Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Emerging from oral literature, folk and fairy tales are embedded and entangled within the very confines of human consciousness and are continuously rewoven into the fabric of cultural memory. Often categorised as stories for children, these tales not only provide vital information into the psyche and disposition of the human mind, but also enable us to understand social and cultural interactions. The vast imagery, motifs, and archetypes these tales produce enable them to be constantly re-conceived, reinterpreted, and disseminated. Even though folk and fairy tales emerge from differing cultures with diverse traditions and customs, they seem to share similar formation mechanisms.

12th IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Graph (ICKG-2021)

updated: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 4:28am
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Important Dates
- Paper submission (abstract and full paper): April 30, 2021
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 31, 2021
- Camera-ready deadline and copyright forms: June 18, 2021
- Early Registration Deadline: June 30, 2021
- Conference: August 9-11, 2021

Aims and Scope

Short Fiction: The City Speaks. How Should We Answer? (Special Session)

updated: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 1:03pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2021 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS/Online: Thursday 11th November - Sunday 14th November 14 2021

This is an online/virtual session.

What stories does a city tell us, and how do we pass them on? How can we use stories to interpret a world where time and the outside is obscured? Should we weave narratives of a capitalist utopia or a dystopian warning? This virtual (online) session invites submissions of original, unpublished short stories of 2,000 to 3,000 words, linked to the PAMLA 2021 theme. The writers will read their stories, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Inside the Anthropocene: Critical Media Literacy & the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic SARS-

updated: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 10:27am
Heather Palmer University of Tennessee
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

 

 Invitation to submit to the International Journal of Critical Media Literacy Special Issue: 

Inside the Anthropocene: Critical Media Literacy & the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic 

SARS-CoV2 has created a global health emergency with real human cost that has also manifested as a media spectacle. This special issue will focus on the ways many different media platforms work as a kind of cultural pedagogy, a pedagogy that depends on the replication and distribution of certain forms of biopolitical power. 

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