CFP: Visualizing Cultures and Collectivity in the Classroom: Teaching Graphic Narratives (MMLA 2020)
Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transgender Science and Technology, due by April 20, 2020. Ben Barres’ The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist provides insights into the lived experience of a prominent scientist who was transgender. This new book extends that work by fostering novel insights into science and technology by viewing them through specifically transgender perspectives.
Foreseeing Race: The Technology and Culture of Risk Prediction after the Datalogical Turn
Special issue, Journal of American Studies
Georgiana Banita (University of Bamberg)
R. Joshua Scannell (The New School)
Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Animated/Cartoon TV Shows for Mature Audiences
“The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low.”
- Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize Winner
The trope of the “hapless dad,” clumsy and useless with his own children, appears in storytelling across several mediums—especially in animated cartoons on TV. For many contemporary cartoon shows for adult audiences, however, this trope appears especially pronounced, often leaning into the stereotype that competent childrearing is "women's work" for the benefit of comedy.
In consideration of the COVID-19 emergency, we have extended the abstract submission deadline by one month. (Production Schedule to be adjusted accordingly.)
Big, Ambitious Novels by 21st Century Women
A Special Topic Issue
UTPB’s 2020 Halloween Conference: “Witches, Warlocks and Wizards”
deadline for submissions:
June 1, 2020
full name / name of organization:
University of Texas Permian Basin Literature and Languages Department
4901 E. University Blvd.
Conference date: Oct. 30, 2020.
***DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1 May***
In The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein recounts a remarkable interaction with her close friend Pablo Picasso. As they are headed out the door, their conversation slipping between paintings, French lessons, and tea with Picasso’s wife Fernande, Stein pauses:
"Oh I forgot to give you these, said Gertrude Stein handing Picasso a package of newspapers, they will console you. He opened them up, they were the Sunday supplement of american papers, they were the Katzenjammer kids. Oh oui, Oh oui, he said, his face full of satisfaction, merci thanks Gertrude, and we left."
Online Workshop: Insect Entanglements
deadline for submissions: April 30, 2020
Faculty of Arts, University of Bristol, 19 June 2020
Insects are everywhere, our (human) lives entangled with them, and yet we know surprisingly little about them. In the introduction to Insectopedia, Hugh Raffles writes the following:
Pandemic, Crisis, and Modern Studies: The Intersection of Your Research with the Pandemic/Crisis
A Twitter Conference
June 12, 2020
Countervoices, Centre for Modern Studies, University of York
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Fay Bound Alberti (York) & Dr. Beryl Pong (Sheffield)
Filmmakers’ theory and poetics – an (a new) approach to film theory?
Call for book chapters
The introduction of movable type print in late fifteenth-century Europe began with the noble aspiration of making the Word of God available for all, most famously exemplified by the Gutenberg Bible. How could early printers have foreseen that their work would prepare the ground for the violence and social turmoil that would follow in the Reformation. Texts, broadly defined, were experiencing a powerful transformation. The trust that people placed in texts came under severe strain even as they were more readily available than ever before. Texts of all kinds—the sermon of the local clergyman, a pamphlet expressing a political view, poetry, plays, even the Word of God itself—required new methods and systems for declaring their trustworthiness.
Call for Proposals
Group-focused enmity – conceptual, longitudinal, and cross-national perspectives based on pre-registered studies
University of Koblenz – Landau · firstname.lastname@example.org
The Journal of Gender, Ethnic, and Cross-Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary journal with the primary goal to facilitate the examination of the intersection among gender, cultural, and ethnic studies. Published biannually, this journal seeks to invigorate discussions of the global mobilization of people, ideas, and capital, and the ways in which this circulation has influenced conceptions of gender, ethnicity/race, migration, and culture. In the very same way, the journal examines the gendered nature of cultures and cultural encounters across borders. It is committed to facilitating intersectional, interdisciplinary dialogue which results from the crossing of disciplinary boundaries.
This next issue of FRAME, in collaboration with the OSL research group on Law, Literature and Society, will focus on the topic of “War, Literature and Law.” We invite scholars to consider the dynamics between the fields of literature and law as they intersect in making sense of, or in their impact on, the experience of war. How does literature influence how we conceptualize legality and political conflict? How do legal contentions, political conflicts, and their entanglement condition the creation of literary texts? And how are these negotiations conditioning, or conditioned by, war?
Critical Insights: Ralph Waldo Emerson (2021)
This is a call for essay proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on Ralph Waldo Emerson. This volume will be published in Spring 2021 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_authors.
Designed for high school and undergraduate students, this collection will provide a comprehensive introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The format of each volume includes:
The Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Translation Studies published by Sheikhbahaee University is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original articles in the areas of teaching and learning English as a foreign/second language and translation studies. It is particularly keen to help make connections between fields, theories, research methods, and scholarly discourses.
- All the received manuscripts, before sending for the reviewing process, will be checked by plagiarism software.
- The processing and publishing of manuscripts are free of charge.
To submit your manuscript please visit efl.shbu.ac.ir and submit your manuscripts through mnagerial system
On behalf of the Editorial Board of Culture, Theory and Critique, I would like to provide an update on our journal’s operations during this difficult time. We recognise that many authors and reviewers will have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in different ways and may thus not be able to meet deadlines or to carry out tasks that seemed entirely feasible but a few weeks ago at all. Please know that we understand entirely and reach out if ever you wish to discuss how we can work together for a positive result – and please forgive any automated reminders that still fly your way from our systems.
From the early Atari single-player arcade game Outlaw to more recent videogames such as Activision Blizzard’s multiplayer Overwatch, modern digital outlaws have long been popular characters in gaming culture. These characters often work to resist authoritarianism within their respective gaming worlds, and they frequently evoke much older outlaw representations, such as the Robin Hood of medieval ballads, by embodying popular definitions of justice and communal welfare.
This special issue of The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies
We are launching the CFP for issue 5 of "Tecmerin: Journal of
"Tecmerin: Journal of Audiovisual Essays" is a biannual,
peer-reviewed journal, published by the research group Tecmerin
(Television, Cinema, Memory, Representation and Industry) of Universidad
Carlos III de Madrid (Department of Journalism and Media Studies).
The journal focuses on Spanish and Latin American cultural production,
although not exclusively. Consequently, we especially invite scholars,
researchers and creators to send pieces centered on the production,
consumption, circulation and cultural exchange within these geographical
*Instructions for authors:*
As the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction continues in our endeavor to highlight and generate discourse around diverse science fiction narratives, we’ve begun to look for ways of expanding our global readership. With that in mind, the Editorial Board has suggested a special issue on Middle Eastern Science Fiction for our winter issue, due for publication around November 2020. To do such an endeavor justice, we would like to release the project as our first dual-language issue, published in both English and in Arabic.
[When this call for abstracts was submitted two months ago, we all lived in a different world. Recognizing that academic lives have been disrupted as we have adjusted to online teaching as well as other responsibilities at home, I have extended the deadline for abstracts. I also realize that many scholars have not been able to go to their offices or institution library during this time and consult materials. If this is your situation and you still want to submit an abstract, please send me an email and I will work with you.]
The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its twenty-first consecutive panel at the University of Louisville’s Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for February 18-21, 2021. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf’s work. A specific panel theme may be decided upon depending on the proposals received. Previous IVWS panels have met with great enthusiasm at Louisville, and we look forward to another successful session.
We are seeking one or two chapters to fill out our edited collection Religion and the Medieval and Early Modern Global Marketplace (already under contract with Routledge). Ideally the chapter(s) would provide a case study that addresses some intersection of economy (market, exchange) and religion (faith, sprituality) in medieval and/or early modern Africa. How did matters of faith enter the marketplace in a specific region of Africa? How did religion facilitate or provide resistance to the growing slave trade? How did religions adapt to changing markets?
Please send inquiries and/or abstracts to Scott Oldenburg (email@example.com)
[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Environmental Studies
The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on environmental studies and science fiction to be released in the summer of 2020, and has extended the submission deadline to Monday, June 1st. We have received a number of excellent submissions, which are currently under review, but we have decided to seek a few additional high-quality pieces for consideration as well.
CFP: Verge: Studies in Global Asias
Issue 8.1: Indian Ocean Studies, Afro-Asian Affinities
Edited by Emmanuel Bruno Jean-Francois (Penn State) & Neelima Jeychandran (Penn State)
Deadline: November 1, 2020*
Call for Papers | Vol 2: Issue II – Electronic Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities ( http://www.eresearchjournal.com/) Scope: Electronic Research Journal (ERJ) for Social Sciences and Humanities aims to give the opportunity to research papers and other innovative ideas. Researches based on Qualitative, quantitative, field, laboratory, and combination methods are published. Studies that focus on problems and issues related to developing countries are specifically appreciated and encouraged. Apart from that, articles, literature surveys, book reviews and other innovations related to topics that are a combination of humanities and social sciences are also welcomed.
It is widely known that ideologies of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia are dangerous and spread all over the world. We want to examine these terms as much as possible, from many perspectives and variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.
Our first conference on racism, nationalism and xenophobia took place in March 2016. The second adition was held in June 2017. We hosted over 80 scholars representing universities and research institutions from all over the world.
“Collection Cultures”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 5-8. The MMLA’s permanent section on American Literature After 1870 invites papers which, building on the conference theme, examine the topic of “cultures of collectivity” in American novels, poetry, and/or other kinds of texts, artwork, or cultural endeavors. Particularly invited are papers which explore cultures of collectors and collections.