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Queering Disney: History of The Walt Disney Company and the Queer Community

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2022 - 10:56am
Brittany Eldridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

With Disney’s initial apathetic response to the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill which recently passed in the state of Florida, it is time to shed light on Disney’s complex relationship with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Recently, there have been works which briefly discuss the relationship of queerness and Disney, such as Sean Griffin’s Tinker Bells and Evil Queens (2000), Melanie S. Kohnen Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race (2016), Jennifer Sandlin and Julie Garlen’s edited collection Disney, Culture, and Curriculum (2016), and Joseph Brennan’s edited collection Queerbaiting and Fandom (2019). However, the queer artist/contributor has yet to be the main topic of discussion.

Call for Papers - Critical Essays on the Highlander Franchise

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 12:41pm
Michele Brittany
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Call for Papers

Critical Essays on the Highlander Franchise

Abstract Submission Deadline: This is an updated call - open until filled

Women in Supernatural

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 11:11am
Susan Nylander and Mandy Taylor
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

The Women in Supernatural: Critical Essays

Under consideration with McFarland & Company

Editors:

Susan Nylander, Barstow College

Mandy Taylor, California State University, San Bernardino

Project Overview 

Utopia/Dystopia

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 9:12am
Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Utopias and (their opposite) dystopias arise from the urge to describe a possible world, a hard-to-come-true probability. Therefore, they either promise good news or foreshadow a warning for the future, depending on the benign or malign nature of the urge.

Creative Writers / SAMLA 2022: Fragmented Writing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 9:08am
Julie Boutwell-Peterson / University of South Dakota
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2022

* Please note: This Creative Writing panel will be part of the SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, Nov. 11-13, 2022.

Matters of Life: Human Scapes and Scopes

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 7:08am
International American Studies Association & Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 21, 2022

IASA World Congress 2022

International American Studies Association

&

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

organize

IASA 10th World Congress

22nd to 24th November, 2022

Call for Papers

Matters of Life: Human Scapes and Scopes

"Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess."

-Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

Representing Disability in Literature, Film, and Television in Hispanic Cultures (NeMLA 2023 Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 7:03am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

54th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, New York

While representations of disability can be found across creative fields throughout history, their study and sociopolitical implications in society’s popular imaginary only started gaining traction in the 1990s, namely in the United States and United Kingdom. Since then, pioneering scholarly work has paved the way for further critical attention to a reality that has been often instrumentalized to 1) advance ableist notions of “normalcy” through what Sally Chivers and Nicole Markotić (2010) term the “problem body;” and 2) to exclude from the social realm those who deviate from the established able-bodied norms. 

EXTENDED Panel for SAMLA 94: The Avant-Garde and Social Change

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 6:36am
SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2022

The term avant-garde usually applies to works of art, literature and music characterized by their radical experimentation and opposition to institutionalized culture. Leading unconventional and non-conformist lives, the avant-gardists antagonized the bourgeoise by attacking their social values, mediocrity and material interests. Instead, these iconoclastic artists engaged in acts of dissidence promoted in soirées, manifestos, journals and exhibits that interfered with public life. For instance, Marinetti paraded with the Suffragettes smashing windows through the streets of London, an act that echoes his fervor to destroy museums and academies, as described in the 1909 Futurist Manifesto.

CFP - THE VIEW FROM THE ANTHROPOCENE: Exploring the Human Epoch from Post-Anthropocentric Perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 5:35am
Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Institute of English and American Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Debrecen, Hungary invites you to participate in the conference titled:

THE VIEW FROM THE ANTHROPOCENE: EXPLORING THE HUMAN EPOCH FROM POST-ANTHROPOCENTRIC PERSPECTIVES

on 15-16 October 2022

The Voice (UAAC-AAUC Conference 2022 Congrès)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 6:18pm
Universities Art Association of Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Call for Papers | Appel à communications
Submission deadline | Date limite de soumission: June 30, 2022 | 30 juin 2022

The Voice (In Person Session)

Resilience, production littéraire et psychanalyse, l’écriture maniaque ?

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:55am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

D’un point de vue psychanalytique, du moins francophone, la notion de resilience connait des destins contrastés entre son succès médiatique d’une part et les précautions prises par les universitaires pour son usage, d’autre part. Elle peut prêter à interprétations tant le spectre d’acceptions de cette notion est large. En effet, resilience peut tout aussi bien référer à l’idéalisation du rebond narcissique à contre-coup, à l’exaltation de la cicatrice mémorielle, comme aux effets psychiques après-coup du travail - passif - du deuil.

Queer and There: Representation of Queerness in American Children’s Television Series

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:53am
Brittany Eldridge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 28, 2022

Call for Chapters

Queer and There: Representation of Queerness in American Children’s Television Series

 

The Owl House, Andi Mack, Bubble Guppies, SpongeBob SquarePants and more! American children’s television shows are starting to provide representation of queer characters in a variety of roles. With this uptick in representation, we then must ask ourselves: what type of representation is being produced?

 

Illinois Medieval Association Symposium November 11 CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:53am
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2022

The 2022-2023 Illinois Medieval Association annual Symposium will focus on medieval environments, with the
term environment being liberally defined. We are now accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations. Although
we will consider proposals on any aspect of medieval studies, priority will be given to those dealing with medieval
environments. This topic includes, but is not limited to, the non-human world, urban environments, cloistered
environments, cultural environments, and any topic that conforms in any way to the Oxford English Definition of
“The physical surroundings or conditions in which a person or other organism lives, develops, etc., or in which a

Illinois Medieval Association October 14 Session

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:52am
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

The 2022-2023 Illinois Medieval Association annual Symposium will focus on medieval environments, with the
term environment being liberally defined. We are now accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations. Although
we will consider proposals on any aspect of medieval studies, priority will be given to those dealing with medieval
environments. This topic includes, but is not limited to, the non-human world, urban environments, cloistered
environments, cultural environments, and any topic that conforms in any way to the Oxford English Definition of
“The physical surroundings or conditions in which a person or other organism lives, develops, etc., or in which a

The Eighth International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:52am
PAH
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Title: The Eighth International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature

Date:14-15 February 2023

Venue: Ahwaz, Iran

Website: WWW.LLLD.IR

General Description:

The Eighth International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature is organized by different universities and research centers.

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation.

17th International Connotations Symposium: “And this gives life to thee” - Textual Reasons for Canonicity

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:51am
Connotations: Society for Critical Debate
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Recent debates on canonicity have focused on how canons are a product of social and historical conditions as well as of reception. Texts become canonical when they are felt to embody the spirit of an age or to voice concerns considered universal at a particular moment. But what about the texts themselves? Can any text become canonical in any way? Or are there any specific textual reasons for such an elevated status? This latter question is what our symposium wishes to address.

Domination et résilience dans le monde francophone

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:51am
Rhita Iraqi / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Primary Area / Secondary Area:French and Francophone Chair(s): Rhita Iraqi (Université Hassan II-Casablanca, Maroc)  Abstract:

Les rapports sociaux ont souvent été définis par des rapports de domination qui instaurent une hiérarchie entre les femmes et les hommes avec un pouvoir d’autorité accordé à ces derniers. Cette domination masculine se reflète, au sein de la société, à travers la répartition des rôles entre les deux sexes, la présence dans l'espace public et les prérogatives accordées aux hommes.

Call For Special Issue Proposals: JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:51am
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory welcomes proposals for guest-edited special issues covering a specific topic relating to narrative. JNT is a refereed, international journal that showcases theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative in a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural contexts. JNT is multi-genre, multi-period, multi-national.

 

Twenty-first Claflin University Conference on Contemporary English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:51am
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2022

Twenty-first Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (Virtual)

October 26-27, 2022

THEME: READING, WRITING, DIGITAL LITERACIES, EQUITY, AND ACCESS

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022                                                                              

Concurrent sessions (webinars on Zoom)

 

Plenary Session 1: 1 PM EST Plenary session speaker: Dr. Maisha Wester, British Academy

Global Professor, School of English, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

 

Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English: Additional Essays

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:51am
University of Bedfordshire
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Dr Nick Turner and Dr Nicola Darwood are looking for two additional essays for an edited collection on the topic of place and space in fiction by interwar women writers in English, which is under consideration by a UK university press.

We are seeking proposals for work on Nella Larsen, Una Marson, Zora Neale Hurston and other writers from the Harlem Renaissance and beyond.  Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

Geomodernisms

Portrayal of the home

Homelessness and displacement

Boundaries and borders

Travel/movement

Mental space

Rural space/use of the pastoral

The city

The seaside, coast and liminal spaces

Geographical place

Public/private space

The Digital Environmental Humanities. Towards Theory and Praxis

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:51am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
ISSN 1218-7364

All HJEAS’ archived issues are available on JSTOR, the largest, most available website for humanities journals, current issues are also accessible electronically on ProQuest, including the most recent indexed by the SCOPUS database, indexed and abstracted by the MLA International Bibliography. For more about the HJEAS go to: [https://ojs.lib.unideb.hu/hjeas/about].

EXTENDED DEADLINE: "Audiovisual Data: Data-Driven Perspectives for Media Studies" – Media Mutations Conference: 13th Edition

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:51am
University of Bologna (Italy): Department of the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 8, 2022

Media Mutations International Conference – 13th Edition

"Audiovisual Data: Data-Driven Perspectives for Media Studies"

 

Deparment of the Arts, University of Bologna (Italy) – DamsLab, 6th-7th October 2022

Organized by Giorgio Avezzù (University of Bergamo) and Marta Rocchi (University of Bologna)

In collaboration with Mirko Degli Esposti and Guglielmo Pescatore (University of Bologna)

 

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Monika Bednarek, Professor in Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia

Wealth

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:46am
Australian Feminist Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Expressions of interest are sought for contributions to a planned special issue of Australian Feminist Studies(Routledge/Taylor & Francis) devoted to the topic of ‘Wealth’.  We anticipate publishing wide-ranging sets of ideas that capture the current and emerging challenges and opportunities for feminist thinkers examining aspects of wealth in our present moment.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SPECIAL ONE ACT PLAY ANTHOLOGY 'HELLO GODOT!'

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:46am
Fresh Words-AN International Literary Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SPECIAL ONE ACT PLAY  ANTHOLOGY 'HELLO GODOT!'

Fresh Words-An International Literary Magazine is accepting
submissions for Special One Act Play Anthology 'Hello Godot!'.  Please
send all submissions to  dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com   as per
the following guidelines:

1. The One Act Play must have GODOT (Reference 'Waiting for Godot') as
a character OR motif OR there should be recurring reference of GODOT
in the work.

2. We shall not accept works promoting or glorifying- violence, sexual
abuse, racism , hatred or any political ideology.

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