Seeking academic reviews of videogaming-related academic books, websites-portals-databases, communities, and “popular” books; reviews of virtual environments; and videogames (recent or older, single- or multiplayer, across all platforms) for potential publication in the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds (ISSN 1757191X , ONLINE ISSN 17571928).
Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Event Date & Location: October 15-17, 2021, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2021
Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org
Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Learn@Multiversecon.org
Racial Violence: the American (hi)story
24-25 July 2021
(Live sessions:2 days/Virtual platform:5 days)
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship and the Greenwood African American Studies Center (GAASC) explore the highly complex issue of racial violence in the United States.
Utopic Identity and Liminality in African American Literature
This panel seeks presentations about the proclivity of African American racial space. That is, this panel is interested in when and where conceptions of spatial race formalities are conducted. We can think of “space” as time, place, and movement—the constant liminal changing of identities. This panel invites abstracts, of no more than 250 words, for presentations on African American literature at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference. Some topics might include:
INTERACTIVE FILM AND MEDIA CONFERENCE 2021:
NEW NARRATIVES, RACIALIZATION, GLOBAL CRISES, AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
Ryerson University (Canada)
The Glasgow School of Art (Scotland)
University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
The University of Texas at Dallas (USA)
August 5-7, 2021
Abstract deadline EXTENDED: April 26th, 2021
Piotr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was one of the most prominent advocates of anarchism during his adult life, but also a famous intellectual and activist in Europe and further afield. In this centenary year of his death, we welcome you to join us for a discussion about his legacy, influence and relevance today. This conference will discuss his life and his work, but also his afterlife. Since February 1921, the world has lived without Kropotkin, but in many ways his ideas and his legacy persist. This conference seeks to specify, debate, contest, and carry on that legacy.
Co-editors: Natalie Grinnell, Reeves Family Professor in the Humanities (Wofford College) and Will Rogers (University of Louisiana-Monroe)
Call for Papers
ReFocus: The Films of William Wyler
Call for Proposals
Confronting Failure: Approaches to Building Confidence and Resilience in Undergraduate Researchers
Edited by Lisa Corwin (UC Boulder) and Lou Charkourdian (Haverford College)
with Jen Heemstra (Emory University)
Call for PapersPOP-UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture, hosted by Lone Star College-University Park
Event Date & Location: October 28 and 29, 2021, virtually hosted by Lone Star College-University Park, 20515 TX-249, Houston, TX 77070
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Friday, October 29, 2021, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Deadline for Submissions: August 29, 2021
Name of Organization: Lone Star College-University Park
Organization Website: https://www.lonestar.edu/popup.htm
Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE
deadline for submissions:
July 25, 2021
full name / name of organization:
St. Thomas University
I received a great response to the last call for papers regarding the volumes on dragons. As a result, I have been better able to refine and divide results.
CFP : “Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English”
Dates: May 27-28, 2021 (via Zoom)
Deadline for Submission: April 16, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Professor Agnieszka Graff (University of Warsaw) and Doctor
Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak (University of Wrocław)
Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English
Date: May 27-28, 2021
Growing out of two panels on access in higher education at the 2021 Modern Language Association's annual convention, this special journal issue will focus on the fundamental issues of access that plague American higher education. We will send the special issue proposal to several journals that take a radical approach to pedagogy in higher education.
We are pleased to announce our call for book proposals for the new Methuen Drama Agitations Series.
Please read below for more information and if interested, please contact one of the editors at the email below.
Theatre has always offered immediate responses to political, social, economic and cultural crisis events that are local, national and/or global in dimension, establishing itself as a prime medium of engagement.
On Feb. 2–4, 2022, The Huntington will host an onsite conference in San Marino, California to celebrate the publication centennial of James Joyce’s Ulysses. In tandem with the conference, The Huntington will host an exhibition on novels and maps from the 16th through the 20th century, including a newly acquired series of engraved maps derived from Ulysses, made by the artist David Lilburn.
Annulet: A Journal of Poetics seeks submissions of literary criticism for our second issue.
Among its meanings, "annulet" means a little ring. As a literary journal, we are committed to bringing into closer quarters poetry, poetics-driven prose, and public-facing scholarship and criticism.
The Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary’s University
Collectif Digital Research Anthology
2021 Call for Faculty Research Papers
In Ellen Forney’s autobiographical comic Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me (2012), the author narrates her journey following her bipolar disorder diagnosis, a journey that sets off an exploration into how her art is connected to that of the “crazy artists” of the past. Just like Vincent van Gogh and Sylvia Plath, whose work has been connected to their mental health status, Forney explores how her condition possibly influenced her art.
Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy
No. 6, 2021
Edited by: Elana Gomel
Co-edited by: João Félix
Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2021 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:
Call for Articles
Special Issue: South Asian Fiction – International Impact
Guest Editor: Dinesh Kumar
THE USES OF HUMOR TO MUDDLE THROUGH THE COVID PANDEMIC
AMERICAN HUMOR STUDIES ASSOCIATION
The Literature and Popular Culture area for the 2021 Northeast Popular & American Culture Association conference is accepting paper and panel proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2021 virtual annual conference will be held online from Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23, 2021. Abstracts are due by August 1, 2021.
The NEPCA Literature and Popular Culture area welcomes papers that analyze and evaluate the connections between popular culture and literature, understood broadly. How does popular culture inform and/or react to literature, and what are the implications for that relationship?
Plesae submit to this virtual (online) panel of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA):
The panel on "Transforming and Transcending Single Stories" invites proposals that address how we can challenge, transform, and transcend single stories so that we break current stereotypes, discriminatory practices, assumptions, and myths about what is different, alien, and unknown. Conscious attempts to resist single narratives prompt us to pay attention to efforts that exclude and undermine diverse perspectives, and that limit our understanding of who we are, how we view others, and the choices we make when we interact face-to-face or through social media on a local, national, and global level.
Submissions are invited for a scholarly conference on domestic cats in literature to be hosted online 11-12 June 2021 by the Troy University Department of English.
Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including—but not limited to—the following:
Drs. Anne Marie Butler (Kalamazoo College) and Sascha Crasnow (University of Michigan) invite contributions for consideration to be published in an edited volume on queer visual art from the South West Asia North Africa reigon and its diaspora. The book, tentatively titled Queer Contemporary Art of Southwest Asia and North Africa: Beyond Borders and Binaries, will be published open access in the Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East series from Intellect Books, which is edited by Drs. Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan) and Mohammad Gharipour (Morgan State University). The forward will be contributed by Dr. Gayatri Gopinath (New York University).
Las Vegas is a town that has commodified the absurd and the spectacle. Crime bosses are glamorous, rules are just suggestions, bodies are for showcasing; essentially, fantasy is reality. This is the image of Las Vegas most often depicted in literature and film adaptations. The city of Las Vegas recently changed its official slogan from, “What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas” to, “What happens in Vegas, Only happens in Vegas.” This session is looking for investigations into the absurd as reality and spectacle as art or escape through literature about Las Vegas.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Listening and Polyphony: Philosophy, Aesthetics, Arts
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 64 (1/2022)
Ineta Kivle (University of Latvia, Riga)
Lenart Škof (Science and Research Centre, Koper)
Maja Bjelica (Science and Research Centre, Koper)
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021
The First National Conference on Modern Technology & English Language Teaching (MTELT) aims to bring Iranian EFL scholars, researchers and teachers together to exchange and share their experiences within COVID-19 pandemic and research findings on technology-assisted language learning and teaching of English in Iran. This virtual event can provide an opportunity for all to network and present their research findings to a national and worldwide EFL/ESL professional community. An additional goal of the conference is to issue a collection of scientific articles by researches with cross-disciplinary interests related to the conference theme.
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
Vol. 44, No. 4, Winter 2021
SPECIAL ISSUE - Telling Lives, Signifying Selves: Life Writing, Representation, and Identity
Guest Editor: Mukul Chaturvedi
Associate Professor of English, Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi, India