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

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Folklore in the Writings of American Authors

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            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

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

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

Arise! Journal Call for Submissions

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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.

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

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

The fourth issue of Br=FAjula, =93Working Gender: Cultural =
Representations
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 =
process

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

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

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

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

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)

updated: 
Monday, October 18, 2004 - 3:32am
lawrence_at_lphillips.freeserve.co.uk

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: http://www.literarylondon.org 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)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 5:50pm
stan_at_unbc.ca

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, stan_at_unbc.ca or
Lisa Dickson, dicksonl_at_unbc.ca

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

updated: 
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.

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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)

updated: 
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)

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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.

 

CFP: Star Trek Franchise Effect (11/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Monday, August 23, 2004 - 3:18pm
Lincoln Geraghty

The Star Trek Franchise Effect: Cultural Reception and Interpretation

Call for Papers: The Star Trek franchise and associated cultural phenomena, a volume to be edited by Lincoln Geraghty.

CFP: Oprah Winfrey and Reading (10/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2004 - 7:20pm
ckfarr_at_stkate.edu

Oprah Winfrey is arguably the most important influence on reading and
literacy in the past fifty years. She devotes considerable time on her
talk show to reading and talking about books, and every book she asks
her TV audience to read immediately becomes a bestseller. Furthermore,
Oprah's book club continues an ongoing literary debate in America. Its
middle-class women's readership provokes critical anxiety about the
state of American letters, and the ability of a commercialized American
culture to sustain artistic production, that has been a recurring theme
in American cultural debates since at least Van Wyck Brooks' "America's
Coming of Age." Given Oprah's importance in this long-standing culture

CFP: Feminist Fairy Tales (9/15/04; collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2004 - 6:11pm
Spector, Judith A.

Readers are invited to submit pieces for a book project which will
consist of original feminist fairy tales and psychological/cultural
analytical/interpretative essays about the tales. If you are interested
in participating, I'll need expressions of interest, abstracts, or
proposals by 9/15/04; I must have the stories and essays by 1/15/05.
Since some of the writing you do may involve self-disclosure, I will
need your mailing address so that I can mail you the requisite Indiana
University "human subject" permission form for this type of writing
project if I accept your work for inclusion in the collection. I will
also send-via e-mail-if you'd like to see it, a model story ("Beauty and

CFP: Reading Stargate SG-1 and Beyond (10/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, August 5, 2004 - 6:49am
Stan Beeler

Reading Stargate SG-1 and Beyond: Stan Beeler and Lisa Dickson, eds.
 
We have secured a contract offer with a publisher and are now soliciting
essays for a forthcoming collection focusing on Stargate SG-1 and its
spin-off series, Atlantis.

Essay abstracts of 500 words should be forwarded by October 1 2004 to
Stan Beeler, stan_at_unbc.ca or
Lisa Dickson, dicksonl_at_unbc.ca

CFP: Pro-Wrestling anthology (9/30/04; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 2:51pm
Leon Hunt

The editors of The Pro-Wrestling Book are seeking essays on all aspects of Professional Wrestling. The book's starting point is that wrestling, notwithstanding its 'low' cultural status, is an important topic for analysis both for its intrinsic qualities and for what it tells us about culture and entertainment. The book proposes to deal with wrestling in broad terms, inevitably exploring the powerful WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) organisation, but also looking at other styles and traditions. Accordingly, the book will consider the historical development of wrestling and the role it has played in different cultures.

CFP: Journal of Adaptation Studies (no deadline; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 11:44pm
dave starrs

CFP; Journal of Adaptation Studies (No deadline; journal issue)

Inaugural Issue of the Journal of Adaptation Studies.

The Journal of Adaptation Studies provides a forum for interdisciplinary
examinations of the theory and practice of adaptation studies in literature,
theatre and the screen. To this end, the journal especially encourages
innovative and/or collaborative work whose approach inspires reflection
on-—and a challenge to-—the conventional boundaries between academic
disciplines.

For its first issue, JAS requests submissions on a wide variety of relevant
topics. Some possible areas include (but are by no means limited to):

· disciplinary domain and adaptation studies;

UPDATE: Parody / Play / Performance (no deadline; e-journal)

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 11:44pm
Strecker, Trey

The English Studies Forum's forthcoming sites on parody and play will be combined into a new ongoing forum on Parody / Play / Performance. Submissions to this forum might address all forms of parody, play, and/or performance. We are interested in manuscripts that theorize these concepts, as well as those that are themselves parodic, playful, or performative.

The electronic peer-reviewed English Studies Forum seeks innovative creative and critical writing. The editors are seeking aesthetically adventurous work that experiments with language and thought, challenging conventional techniques of literary expression.

The "Parody / Play / Performance" forum is scheduled to debut in our Fall 2004 issue.

CFP: Mind and Matter (no deadline; e-journal)

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 11:44pm
Strecker, Trey

The electronic peer-reviewed English Studies Forum (www.bsu.edu/web/esf) is committed to publishing innovative creative and critical writing. The editors are seeking aesthetically adventurous work that experiments with language and thought, challenging conventional techniques of literary expression.

CFP: Kritikos: Postmodern Cultural Sound, Text and Image (journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 11:39pm
Nicholas Ruiz

Kritikos: an international and interdisciplinary journal of postmodern
cultural sound, text and image,
http://garnet.acns.fsu.edu/~nr03/
is currently accepting submissions for publication in 2004.

The purpose of the journal is to publish work that materializes
theoretical renderings of, and practical approaches to culture. In
particular, Kritikos seeks to publish work that is focused upon the
currency of the postmodern period.

Kritikos publishes material continuously; please allow 1-3 months for
review. Articles should be submitted in MSWord format and be between 3-5K
words in length; book reviews should be between 500-1000 words.

CFP: Freakery (3/1/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 5:10am
Michael Mark Chemers

Call for Papers
DSQ Theme Issue: Freakery
Summer 2005

Disability Studies Quarterly announces a Call for Papers for a theme issue
on "Freakery." Since the 1996 publication of the anthology Freakery:
Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body, the freak no longer
occupies the margins of interdisciplinary scholarly discourse. Many
scholars, following Leslie Fiedler's framing of the "Tyranny of the
Normal" paradigm, have commented on freakery's applicability to and
usefulness in a wide variety of academic, social, and political
discourses. This special issue of DSQ seeks to represent the current use
of freak research by today's scholars.

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