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Drawing Memory in Jewish Women’s Graphic Novels: A Collection of Essays to be Published with Wayne State UP

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
Victoria Aarons/Trinity University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Drawing Memory in Jewish Women’s Graphic Novels

A Collection of Essays to be Published with Wayne State UP

Edited by Victoria Aarons

  

Chapter proposals are invited for a collection of essays under contract with Wayne State University Press on Jewish women’s graphic novels.

Special Issue on Kashmir

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
ThirdFront
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

In this special issue on Kashmir, we look at the dramatic change in the status of Kashmir that was effected with the reading down/abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019 and the aftermath of this moment. While Kashmir has been violated for decades, the removal of all special status with the abrogation was more than a symbolic change and not just because of the escalation in violence, the most dramatic internet shutdown in any modern nation. What has changed with this abrogation? What did that moment mean for Kashmir and what does it mean for its future?

 

MLA 2022: Ends of Satire

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:02pm
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Satire is dead: long live satire. How can political comedy retain its critical edge when reality is more absurd than even its burlesque depiction? What media and literary satire emerge in the interregnum between old and new worlds?

Papers may engage with a range of the following topics/fields:

--Satire and its relation to fake news, truthiness, and viral conspiracy theories

--Satire and media form-- film, TV, social media, video games, podcasts, stand-up, improv, media platforms, etc. (focusing on the dynamic or dialectic between media form & satirical content)

Critical Essays and Books on Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:01pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Hello, everyone. I'm editing a series with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy (that's the series title). https://rowman.com/action/series/les/lexjsf As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.

At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:

 

The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)

MLA 2022:Marxism and Genre

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Marxist Literary Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Marxist Literary Group is seeking proposals for its guaranteed session at MLA 2022, which is currently scheduled to be held in Washington D.C. from January 6th - 9th, 2022. 

How is our understanding of particular genres, or even the concept of genre itself, shaped by Marxist thought? We welcome discussions of popular film, television, or literature. Please submit 300-word abstracts and bio to mmacer2@uic.edu and ahbrown@sas.upenn.edu by March 15th, 2021.

 

Remote Middle English 1

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
MLA Middle English Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Middle English Forum Roundtable CFP for MLA National Convention 2022, to be held in Washington, D.C., January 6-9, 2022

 

This roundtable session invites papers that analyze perceptions, representations, and implications of the remote in the Middle English period and its immediate premodern afterworlds, whether geographic, linguistic, literary, cultural, political, emotional, or other, c.1200-1700. What does Middle English remoteness signify? How does such remoteness signify?

 

Literary Monsters - SAMLA - November 4-6, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Crystal O'Leary Davidson / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 21, 2021

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

Speculative Fiction - SAMLA - November 4-6, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Mary Ann Gareis / Middle Georgia State College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 21, 2021

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way.   For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more. 

 

CFP: Comics on the Border (MLA 2022; 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE 3/15/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Janine Utell / MLA / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Non-Guaranteed Session CFP: Comics on the Border

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a proposed non-guaranteed roundtable sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum to be held (if accepted) at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 6-9, 2022, in Washington D.C.

Comics are defined by borders in formal representation and structure, in the boundaries between word and image and generic categories, in the networks and communities of mainstream and alternative production and circulation.

CFP Deadline Extended: Women and Agency: Transnational Perspectives, c.1450-1790

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 10:38am
Virtual Symposium, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

This two-day interdisciplinary symposium invites scholars to examine early modern women’s agency from a transnational perspective. Conversations about women’s agency continue to ripple across the world, from new, passionate campaigns in Mexico and Poland that have fought to address feminicide and sexual violence, to the Women’s Marches, which have annually inspired global response. Now, we turn with fresh urgency to early modern women’s participation in intellectual and literary cultures that bridged regional, national, and transnational divides.

Film and Media Studies - PAMLA Nov 11-14 2021

updated: 
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:21am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

 

The Film Studies session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of film or Film Studies, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "City of God, City of Destruction." For example:

 

The Call Girl in American Cinema

Show Girls on Film

Vegas in Glow

Vegas Criminality on Film

Casinos in U.S. Film

Mob Films and Vegas

Addiction on Film

The Jackpot Movie

The Bookie on Film

The Hangover Films

Male Stripper Films

Hustlers in American Cinema

Film Apocalypse

The Post-Apocalyptic Film City

Cinematic Crusaders

Film Pilgrimages

Architecture on Film

A Small Boy and Others: Henry James and the Child

updated: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 7:32pm
Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Children appear in James’s fiction in many different kinds of roles, from the annoying little brother in Daisy Miller to the impressionable girl of What Maisie Knew. He also wrote extensively about his own childhood and those of his siblings. None of these writings are, however, for child readers, unlike the work of Lewis Carroll or Robert Louis Stevenson or Mark Twain or Louisa May Alcott. What opportunities does James find in his representations of children? How does the development of his late style affect these possibilities? These topics are suggestions, but other approaches to the subject are invited.

 

Provocative Parables at the Intersection of the Secular and the Supernatural (PCA/ACA, Philosophy and Culture Area, panel/roundtable) (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Philosophy and Culture Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2-5, 2021, http://pcaaca.org/area/philosophy-and-culture)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Synopsis: A number of anniversaries in 2021 — including the tenth of the premiere of David Benioff and W.B. Weiss’ television series, Game of Thrones, Tom Perrotta’s novel, The Leftovers, and Terrence Malick’s film, The Tree of Life, and the twentieth of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods — is a provocative occasion for a critical reexamination of these and related parables at the intersection of the secular and the supernatural, in their original formulations and as they have developed subsequently.

The Stand, the Original Stephen King Novel and its Adaptations, in the Covid era (PCA/ACA, Stephen King Area, panel/roundtable) (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Stephen King Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2-5, 2021, http://pcaaca.org/area/stephen-king)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 27, 2021

In crises, many of us turn to literature and other forms of popular culture not only for comfort, but for insight, guidance. So it is in the "Covid era," that we have turned to "pandemic literature" and related forms for popular Culture, including Stephen King’s The Stand (1978, 1990) and its adaptations to date (1994, on television, and 2008 and 2012, in comics). Already provocative, the phenomenon is all the more so for Josh Boone's recent television adaptation, appearing amidst the ongoing pandemic, from December 17, 2020 through February 11, 2021 (http://www.imdb.com/video/vi2525675801). More so still, King, in writing the finale’s screenplay, has enriched the original’s conclusion.

Call for Papers: Cultural Adaptations

updated: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 1:34pm
Popular Culture Association (PCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Call for Papers: Cultural Adaptations

PCA 2021 National Conference, June 2-5 (Virtual)

Popular Culture Association (PCA)

 

 

Disability, Race, and the Politics of Care (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:17am
Davy Knittle, University of Pennsylvania and Declan Gould, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

This panel gathers papers that consider relational models of disability and histories of systemic racism in the U.S. to read quotidian practices of care. We situate care across scales, as we ask how care relationships between individuals are embedded in larger practices of identifying and resisting racialized harm in contexts including medical access, environmental racism, housing inequality, and economic justice. How, as disability and race scholars, can we consider individual and everyday acts of care as sites at which to identify and resist structural conditions of ableist, racialized physical and psychological harm and reimagine the dynamics of vulnerability and difference?

International Online Conference on European Studies: Critical Dialogues of (Dis)Integration

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:05am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 10, 2021

The conference aims to explore Europe from a variety of perspectives. It will consider its political, social and philosophical dimensions as well as the cultural and intellectual life of Europe. Proposals can demonstrate both national and regional expertise, refer to the past or present, or offer a comparative analysis.

The main objective of the event is to bring together international scholars interested in European Studies and willing to examine intersections between their topic of interest and the broader European context. It will provide an integrated approach to the understanding of the processes within Europe.

Topics include but are not limited to:

"Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures"

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:03am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

This conference will provide a deeper look into the dynamic and complex relation between construction, codes, language, expression, on one side and the crisis of representations, traumas, discontinuities and tensions in discourses, on the other. This will be conducted according to three research areas:

  1. The anachronism

  2. Narratives and discourse

  3. The temporality of trauma and subjectivity

Theorizing Literary Animals

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:03am
Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Philologia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

 

Theorizing Literary Animals

 

Special Issue 2/2022

Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Philologia

studia.philologia@lett.ubbcluj.ro  

 

Guest editor: Dr. Ema Vyroubalova, Trinity College Dublin, vyroubae@tcd.ie

 

 

Michael Jackson's Artistic Contributions: a Different Perspective

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:50am
Nakan: A Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

CFP: Nakan, issue #2

"Michael Jackson's artistic contributions: a different perspective"

Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2021
Journal issue edited by Isabelle Petitjean

PRESENTATION

Journal Special Edition: Gendered and Sexual Aging in the History and Culture of Medicine

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:48am
Alison Downham Moore, Western Sydney University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Contributions are invited for a special edition of a high-quality interdisciplinary journal on the topic of “Gendered and Sexual Aging in the History and Culture of Medicine”. This special edition forms part of the grant activities of Associate Professor Alison M. Downham Moore in the Australian Research Council Discovery project: Sexual Aging in the History of Medicine.

The journal special edition will be edited both by Associate Professor Moore who a historian of European and global medicine at Western Sydney University and by Professor Sarah Lamb who is Barbara Mandel Professor of Humanistic Social Sciences Professor of Anthropology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University.

"The Perception of Climate and Nature in Ancient Societies" International Online Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:48am
Classical Students Association of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 28, 2021

Nature and the climate are one of the essential factors affecting the lives of societies, shaping their culture, economy and politics. Both today and in the ancient world, natural conditions have forced permanent changes to the social structure and the way in which reality is treated, shaping a specific relationship between people and their natural environment.

Detritus, Refuse, and Other Castoffs 2021

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Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:47am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

The Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English presents

Detritus, Refuse, and Other Castoffs

An Online Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

August 10-12, 2021, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

Surely the wake left behind by mankind’s forward march reveals its movement just as clearly as the spray thrown up elsewhere by the prow.

 – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

Multilingual and Multicultural Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand MLA 2022 Panel

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:47am
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Call for Papers

MLA 2022

American Association of Australasian Literary Studies

 

Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022

Barbara Hoffmann, AAALS Vice President, Session Organizer and Moderator

 

Session Title:

Multilingual and Multicultural Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

 

Official MLA 35-word official CFP:

Reception in the 2020s (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:47am
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

We invite abstracts for a Reception Study Society sponsored panel for MLA 2022, which will be held in Washington DC, January 6-9, 2022.

Topic: Reception in the 2020s

RSS invites abstracts centered on reception trends including, but not limited to: pandemic reading; escapist reading, streaming, or podcasting; BLM reading lists and their reception; diversity issues in reading, reviewing, authorship, and publishing.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 15 March 2021

Kelsey Squire, Ohio Dominican U (squirekelsey@gmail.com )

The Politics of Food in the United States

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:46am
Alice Béja - Lille Institute of Political Science
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Food in the United States is framed by myths and stereotypes. The myth of America as a land of plenty, embodied by the “first” Thanksgiving, is far from the reality the first settlers encountered, and creates an image of harmonious relations between Native Americans and New England colonists that belies the violence of colonization. Today, the image of the “fast food nation” masks the diversity of local cuisines and the rich history of food and foodways in the US.

 

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