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CFP: Foundation Science Fiction Essay Prize (grad) (5/31/05; journal issue)

Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 2:33pm
Michelle Reid

Foundation Science Fiction Essay Prize
Precedence: bulk

Essay submissions are invited for the annual Foundation Essay Prize.
Authors must be graduate students at the time of submission. The essay,
which must be in English, should be between 5000 and 8000 words long and
may be on any aspect of science fiction.

The judges for 2005 are:

Brian Attebery (Idaho State University)
Graham Joyce (World Fantasy Award winner)
Dianne Newell (University of British Columbia)

The deadline for submissions is May 31 2005.

Please send your submissions to Michelle Reid in Word format, at

UPDATE: Media in Science Fiction (1/19/05; collection)

Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 1:13pm
Jowett Lorna

Science Fiction: one universe?
Edited by Nick Heffernan and Lorna Jowett.

*Deadline now extended to 19 January 2005.

Having received preliminary interest from a publisher, we invite chapter
proposals or already completed essays for a collection focusing on the range
of different media within science fiction (film, television, literature,
comics/ graphic novels, computer games).

CFP: Midwest Conference on British Studies (4/15/05; 9/22/05-9/25/05

Monday, December 6, 2004 - 1:38am
Craig Dionne


Midwest Conference on British Studies
51st Annual Meeting

Sept. 22-25, 2005
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its
fifty-first annual meeting will be held at the University of Notre Dame,
South Bend, Indiana.

This year's plenary speakers are: Christopher Harvie, Professor of
British and Irish Studies at Tubingen University; and Terry Eagleton,
Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory at the University of

CFP: Jesusland (1/1/05; e-journal issue)

Monday, December 6, 2004 - 1:37am
Joe Lockard

Bad Subjects
Call for Papers

Jesusland: An Issue (#72)

After the elections, comes the New Morality? That's the aim of the right-wing evangelicals who helped bring the Republican Party to power in the 2004 US elections. Beyond creating a third Bush administration, economic and religious conservatives now hold power in two branches of the federal government, control appointments to the judiciary, and dominate numerous state and local governments.

UPDATE: Parading Ourselves (12/20/04; collection)

Wednesday, December 1, 2004 - 6:20pm
Maryrose Casey

Papers are invited for an edited volume of essays on the performance of
identity within and through Australian protests, marches, parades and

Extended Deadline for abstracts December 20th 2004

Preliminary Title: Parading Ourselves: claiming space and identity on the

CFP: Edible Ideologies: Representing Food and Meaning (6/1/05; collection)

Wednesday, December 1, 2004 - 6:20pm
Kathleen LeBesco

Edible Ideologies: Representing Food and Meaning


We seek submissions for an interdisciplinary collection devoted to the
examination of how representations (literary, filmic, artistic, etc.) of
food and foodways serve as vehicles for the transmission of ideologies
about gender, sex, race, class, age, ethnicity, disability, and a host
of other identity constructs. Essays that provide a comparative
analysis of multiple representations are preferred to those that examine
just one text, although the latter will be considered. All submissions
should go beyond a mere "close read" to discuss the social and political
context and implications of the meaning of the representations.

CFP: Film and Folklore (1/30/05; journal issue)

Friday, November 12, 2004 - 8:37pm
Mikel Koven


Western Folklore, the academic journal of the California Folklore Society,
is soliciting submissions for a special issue of the journal that will focus
on the relationship between Film and Folklore. Submissions on the following
or related topics are particularly welcome:


CFP: Studies in American Culture (3/15/05; journal issue)

Friday, November 12, 2004 - 8:29pm
McDonald, Rob

Studies in American Culture

Call for Submissions

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all
aspects of American culture and from all scholarly and critical
approaches. We especially invite interdisciplinary studies of the
literature, language, visual arts, and history of the United States.*

Our diverse readership includes academics and non-academics who come
from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. We prefer fresh,
innovative essays that are informed by research and current critical
theories but which avoid alienating jargon.

CFP: Vintage Videogames (12/1/04; collection)

Friday, November 5, 2004 - 10:06pm
matteo bittanti


Ludologica Retro, Volume 1: Vintage Arcade (1971- 1984), edited by Ian
Bogost & Matteo Bittanti

"Ludologica. Videogames d'Autore" is pleased to announce its Call for
Papers for a book on classic video games that will be published in

Provisionally titled "Ludologica Retro, Volume 1: Vintage Arcade (1971 –
1984)", this interdisciplinary critical anthology will explore a range
of topics regarding the aesthetic, cultural, and social significance of
seminal vintage arcade games. The volume will be edited by Ian Bogost
(Georgia Institute of Technology) and Matteo Bittanti (Libera Università
di Lingue e Comunicazione, IULM).

CFP: Folklore in Literature (5/15/05 & 8/30/05; collection)

Friday, November 5, 2004 - 10:04pm
Gholson, M Rachel



Folklore in the Writings of American Authors



            Recent texts focusing on folklore in literature have
highlighted classic literature. Defining literature broadly, Folklore in
the Writings of American Authors exists to offer discussion of folklore
in the `popular' writing genres: science fiction, detective fiction,
popular novels, short stories, children's literature, and horror.=20


CFP: Literature and Politics (1/15/05; journal issue)

Friday, November 5, 2004 - 10:04pm
Arise Journal

Arise! Journal Call for Submissions


Arise! is a journal dedicated to bringing theory and practice into =
dialogue. The editorial collective is particularly interested in =
discussions of post/anti-colonialism, feminism and queer thought, =
Marxism, anarchism, environmentalism, and contemporary activist =
struggles in the United States and elsewhere.


CFP: Working Gender: Cultural Representations of Women and Labor (1/5/05; journal issue)

Monday, November 1, 2004 - 3:30pm
Febe Armendariz

The fourth issue of Br=FAjula, =93Working Gender: Cultural =
of Women and Labor=94 aims to bring together research that engages with
and analyzes the condition of women as they participate in work. Studies
of work include but are not limited to paid, unpaid, intellectual,
creative, physical, formal or informal, legal or illegal endeavors. We
will consider papers from a variety of discipl ines that explore and
problematize the changing definitions of women and their labors in Latin
American societies from pre-colonial to contemporary times.=20
Br=FAjula is a peer-reviewed journal that favors anonymity in the =

CFP: Rock and Roll and American Fiction (3/1/05; collection)

Monday, November 1, 2004 - 3:30pm
John Wegner

Call for papers:

Proposed Collection of Essays:

Rock-and-Roll and American Fiction

In the same vein as critical works that examine the influence/connections
between jazz/blues/classical music and literature, this collection seeks
essays that concern rock-and-roll and American fiction.

In particular, we are interested in essays that address the following:

1) Is there a shared form between rock and American fiction (short
fiction or novels)?

2) Are there thematic connections between rock and American fiction?

CFP: Bad Subjects –– Iraq War Culture (open deadline; journal issue)

Monday, November 1, 2004 - 3:30pm
Joe Lockard

Call for Reviews - Iraq War Culture
Bad Subjects
Issued: October 25, 2004
Deadline: Open

Bad Subjects is issuing an open call for review essays of 1000-3000 words dealing with the cultural landscape created by the Iraq War. We are interested in essays that examine cultural products (art, film/video, photography, writing, music, theater, dance, software) or public-sphere phenomena (protests, political events, media coverage, educational projects, public reports, law) that respond to the war and its social environment.

CFP: Video Games, Space, and Ecology (11/1/04; collection)

Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 3:58am
Laurie Taylor

Call for Papers: Playing with Mother Nature: Video Games, Space, and

Editors Sidney I. Dobrin, Cathlena Martin, and Laurie Taylor seek
proposals for a new collection of original articles that address the use
and place of space and ecology in video games. This collection will
examine video games in terms of the spaces they create and use, the
metaphors of space on which they rely, and the ecologies that they create
within those spaces. This collection will address the significant
intersections in terms of how and why video games construct space and
ecology as they do, and in terms of how those constructions shape
conceptions of both space and ecology.

CFP: Literary London: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Representation of London (2/28/05; e-journal)

Monday, October 18, 2004 - 3:32am

We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest issue and invite submissions for the March 2005 issue. The latest issue can be accessed here: and includes:

Lorene M. Birden, "People Dined Against Each Other": Social Practices in Sakian Satire
Adam Hansen (Brasnose College, University of Oxford), Exhibiting Vagrancy, 1851: Victorian London and the "Vagabond Savage"

UPDATE: Reading Stargate SG-1 and Beyond (11/1/04; collection)

Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 5:50pm

Abstract Submission Deadline Extention to November 1 2004

Reading Stargate SG-1 and Beyond: Stan Beeler and Lisa Dickson, eds.
Essay abstracts of 250 - 500 words should be forwarded by Nov 1 2004 to
Stan Beeler, or
Lisa Dickson,

CFP: Postmodern Bluebeard (11/1/05; collection)

Monday, October 4, 2004 - 5:12pm
bansari mitra

Call For Papers


"Postmodern Bluebeard"


Seeking previously unpublished articles for a critical collection of essays on the literary, creative and pedagogical uses of the Bluebeard legend. We invite a wide range of possible approaches, including historical, cultural, feminist, queer, film and literary.





This door you might not open and you did

So enter now and see for what slight thing

You are betrayed . . . here is no treasure hid

No cauldron, no clear crystal mirroring

The sought for truth, no heads of women slain

For greed like yours, no writings of distress

But only what you see, look yet again.

CFP: European Popular Culture (10/15/04; encyclopedia)

Friday, September 17, 2004 - 8:47pm
Bayer, Gerd

Authors are sought for individual chapters of the Europe volume of the Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture, a six-volume set under contract with the Greenwood Publishing Group.

CFP: Women and Science Fiction (3/15/05; journal issue)

Friday, September 17, 2004 - 8:45pm
Ximena Gallardo

Fem-scape: A Special Edition of Reconstruction 5.4


Guest Editors: Ximena Gallardo C. and Kim Wells


The guest editors for Reconstruction 5.4 invite submissions on any aspect of women and science fiction, both in literature and film. Cultural criticism, theory, book and media reviews, and interviews will be considered for this special edition.