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Beyond Nancy Drew: U.S. Girls’ Series Fiction in the Mid-Twentieth Century, 1920-1970

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:16pm
Emily Hamilton-Honey/SUNY Canton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 28, 2022

As the series heroine par excellence, Nancy Drew has taken up most of the scholarly attention surrounding mid-century U.S. girls’ series, and for good reason given her popularity, longevity, and feminist leanings. Running from 1930 into the present day, Nancy has been foiling criminals for nearly a century, first as a spunky blond driving a roadster and then as a versatile  titian-haired girl in a convertible.

Call for Chapters Researching the Influence of Feminist Film Theory on Films and TV Series of the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:15pm
Cristelle Maury
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

 

Call for chapters

Researching the Influence of Feminist Film Theory

on 21st Century Films and TV Series

               

 

A growing number of scholars have acknowledged how the works of feminist scholars and feminist film scholars have influenced filmmakers and screenwriters (Radner and Stringer 2011; Roche 2014 and 2018; Maury and Roche 2020). The objective of this collected volume is to pursue inquiry of cross-fertilization between (intersectional) feminist (film) theory and films and TV series,           produced in the English-speaking world of the 21st century.

Special Section: Disability Performance and Global Shakespeare

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:15pm
The Shakespearean International Yearbook
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Disability Performance and Global Shakespeare

Shakespearean International Yearbook (ed. Alexa Alice Joubin and Natalia Khomenko)

Special Section edited by Katherine Schaap Williams 

The British Empire and Colonial Famines: History, Culture, Critique

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:14pm
Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network, University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

‘The British Empire, Scotland, and Indian Famines: A Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network’ presents two conferences on

The British Empire and Colonial Famines: History, Culture, Critique

University of Edinburgh and IIIT Guwahati

Sep 8-9, 2022 and Jan 7-8, 2023

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:13pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 29, 2022

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into margins, marginalia, and the marginalized. 

Mapping Literary Shifts in Twenty-First Century Women’s Literature: A Response to the Future of the Past

updated: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 1:17pm
Midwest Modern language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2022

Taking into account the presidential theme for MMLA, 2022--“Post-Now”--, it is important to foreground the constituency of 'now', and what its discursive urgency means for this panel. While 'now' can be ontologically considered as the transient nature of the present moment in time, which is relative in nature (Einstein 14), its association to time can also be extended to understand the persistence of circumstances and ideas as situated in the present age, or the contemporary times (Dubreuil 44). Laurent Dubreuil links literature to temporality, mentioning how “literature does not exist before but rather after itself: we reconstruct and designate it without exhausting its signification” (Dubreuil 45).

7th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Sunday, April 17, 2022 - 4:13am
Acavent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

The 7th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences is a must-attend event for the academic community. Join us on the 19-21 of August in the dynamic city of Paris. IACHSS continues to recruit top speakers in the field, showcase findings from the latest research, and provide premier networking opportunities.

Fantasy Literature: A Companion [UPDATE]

updated: 
Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 9:01pm
Editor Dr. Charul ("Chuckie") Palmer-Patel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

While fantasy fiction has become incredibly popular and prolific in these last few decades, the appeal of fantastical literature dates back to antiquity, as mythologies, legends, and encounters with the supernatural have formed a large part of narrative traditions in every culture and language. This companion seeks to update and address underexamined areas of fantasy fiction, with the chief aim to provide a global introduction to English-language and English-translation fantasy fiction. This collection will focus on the contemporary written word (narrative prose) produced in late 20th and early 21st century.

Refractions Inaugural Issue

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 7:30pm
Refractions: A Journal of Postcolonial Cultural Criticism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Refractions: A Journal of Postcolonial Cultural Criticism is a journal dedicated to interdisciplinary and experimental scholarship in postcolonial cultural studies. In physics, refraction is the phenomenon by which a wave changes its direction as it passes from one medium to another, and in the process, alters perception of that thing.

DEADLINE EXTENDED Power, Society, and Adaptation in and of Charles Dickens

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 6:17am
SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 7, 2022

This special session of the 94th South Atlantic MLA conference welcomes submissions on any aspect of Power, Society, and Adaptation in and of Charles Dickens. Abstracts addressing the conference theme, Change, are especially welcome. By May 7th, 2022, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Meghan Hodges at mberg35@lsu.edu

Dissident Feminisms: Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:09am
bell hooks center
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Dissident Feminisms: 

Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

 

Sponsored by the bell hooks center and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Berea College

 

June 16th-18th, 2023

Berea College

Berea, KY

 

ASPECTS OF CHANGE IN THE FICTION OF JOSEPH CONRAD

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:09am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

The SAMLA 94 conference theme of “change” encourages us to look at texts in different ways, which might include looking at texts that reflect real change or that perhaps illustrate the appearance of change coupled with a sense, ultimately, of stasis. This theme of “change” gives us a chance to examine Conrad’s authorial engagement with the potential complexities of change in society or politics and in our personal lives.

Administory Vol. 8 - Administrative Cultures and their Aesthetics

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:07am
Administory
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

This special issue of Administory focuses on the relationship between different traditions of literature or art, on the one hand, and of state administration, on the other. By highlighting the "story" in Administory, it seeks to unpack aesthetic configurations manifest in literary and artistic works engaging with bureaucratic topics and spaces, set in (or against) a variety of historical backgrounds. Drawing on literature, but also on film or other arts to highlight different administrative cultural contexts and then contrasting them in their specificity is the goal of the edition.

SUMMER SCHOOL 2022 »TACET AD LIBITUM! TOWARDS A POETICS AND POLITICS OF SILENCE« 24-29 JULY 2022 (Deadline: 1 May 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:51pm
WWU Münster / Graduate School Practices of Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Silence (tacere or Schweigen) has been considered by Franz Rosenzweig among others as a subversive act or defiant stance of the tragic hero against overwhelming power mechanisms of necessity, i.e., totalization and universality. It has also, however, been regarded as an epiphenomenon (or a result) of marginalization and oppression by postcolonial theorists. The latters’ understanding marks silence as an end, a potential violent effect of the logics of exclusion and marginalization by “signifying machines”. The former understanding marks silence as a means of rendering mechanisms of powers inoperative.

Jewish Studies and the Fourth Gospel

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:50pm
Zev Garber / Global Center for Religious Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

GCRR Press is inviting papers for a themed article collection relating to the New Testament Gospel of John for inclusion in a proposed scholarly anthology in the field of Jewish Studies. Topics should explore the Fourth Gospel in regard to its representation, depiction, and treatment of "the Jews" in the Fourth Gospel. By exploring this topic across time and place, this collection aims to provide an historical context for understanding not only the Jewish Jesus but the specific framework in which Johannine Christianity was tied intrinsically to ancient Judaism, while simultaneously distancing itself of Jewish thought and culture.

The Critique of Violence from the 1920s to the 2020s

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:49pm
northwestern university
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Department of German, the Program in Comparative Literary Studies, and the Critical Theory Program at Northwestern University invite graduate students and early career researchers to participate in a colloquium in response to the publication of the new translation and critical edition of Walter Benjamin’s 1921 essay, “Zur Kritik der Gewalt” (Toward the Critique of Violence) recently published by Stanford University Press.  The colloquium welcomes explorations on any topic related to Benjamin’s essay or the additional writings gathered in the volume—those by Benjamin and as well as those by Hermann Cohen, Kurt Hiller, Erich Unger, Georges Sorel, and Emil Lederer.  In addition to giving brief accounts of how the new edition of “Toward the Critique of Vi

Nation, Narration, and Nationalism in Indian Popular Bollywood Movies

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:49pm
National Identities (Taylor and Francis, Routledge)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Submit a Manuscript to the Journal National Identities (Taylor and Francis, Routledge) 

For a Special Issue on Nation, Narration, and Nationalism in Indian Popular Bollywood Movies

 

Special Issue Editor(s)

Pippa CatterallUniversity of Westminster, UK
P.Catterall@westminster.ac.uk

Goutam KarmakarBarabazar BTM College, SKB University, India
goutamkrmkr@gmail.com

 

Margins, Marginalia, Marginalized

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:49pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 22, 2022

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into margins, marginalia, and the marginalized. 

Reliving Orature: Orality in the Age of Post-Literature (Special Issue of the "Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics")

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:49pm
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Reliving Orature: Orality in the Age of Post-Literature

(Special Issue of the "Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics")

Guest Editors: Mukulika Dattagupta (Adamas University, Calcutta, India) and Gourab Chatterjee (KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India)

Concept Note

Las Vanguardistas: Women and the Avant-Garde in Ibero-America and the Caribbean

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:48pm
Christina Bezari (Ghent University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Journal of Avant-Garde Studies (JAGS) and its guest editors invite submissions for the special issue “Las Vanguardistas: Women and the Avant-Garde in Ibero-America and the Caribbean”. By proposing this special issue, we aim to foster a global understanding of avant-garde movements and highlight the key role of Ibero-American and Caribbean women in the avant-garde scene from the 1910s to the present day. The geographical scope of this special issue includes Spain and Portugal as well as all Hispanic American countries in North, Central, and South America plus the Hispanophone Caribbean.

We welcome academic articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

International Journal on Stereo & Immersive Media ≠ 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:48pm
Lusofona University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The International Journal on Stereo & Immersive Media (IJSIM) welcomes for its next issue papers covering topics that explore the immersive features of photography, cinema or sound, ranging from panoramic and stereoscopic photography to 3D Cinema, Virtual Reality and Sound Studies. IJSIM is an open access and peer-reviewed journal published since 2017. Full paper submissions are due by 31st May 2022.

 

Accepted themes:

 

Alternative Print Technologies and Revolution

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:04pm
AMODERN
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Amodern 12: Alternative Print Technologies and Revolution

Edited by Thomas S. Mullaney and Andrew Amstutz

Margins, Marginalia, Marginalized

updated: 
Sunday, April 10, 2022 - 3:24pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 22, 2022

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into margins, marginalia, and the marginalized. 

Call for Papers: Aesthetic Mediations of Service Work and Racial Capital in the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:34pm
Alex Pittman and Richard Purcell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

“We are not essential. We are sacrificial.” With this statement, Sujatha Gidla, a subway conductor in New York City compelled back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, observes that service workers who have been defined by their disposability constitute a bedrock for racial capitalism in an era of proliferating crises. We invite submissions to a special issue of Post45 that will turn to aesthetic and cultural mediations of service in the late 20th and early 21st century in order to theorize and historicize the relations between death, labor, and racial capitalism.

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