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Conference series | 50+ Shades of Gothic: The Gothic Across Genre and Media in US Popular Culture

updated: 
Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 8:55am
PopMeC research collective and academic blog
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Confirmed keynote scholars: Enrique Ajuria Ibarra, Xavier Aldana Reyes, Kyle Bishop, Kevin Corstorphine, Justin Edwards (closing), Anya Heise-von der Lippe, Michael Howarth, Evert J. van Leeuwen, Elizabeth Parker + Michelle Poland, David Punter (closing), Julia Round, Christy Tidwell, Jeffrey Weinstock (opening), Maisha L. Wester. 

Covid Play/s: Entertainment and the Arts in the Quarantimes

updated: 
Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 10:54am
Dr. Catherine Quirk, Concordia University; Dr. Carolyn Ownbey, University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Covid Play/s

Entertainment and the Arts in the Quarantimes

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2021

When the arts, culture, and entertainment industries of the world came to a screeching halt in late winter 2020, many commentators claimed this was the end of art as we know it. Theatre managers and museum directors grasped at straws, trying to stoke excitement via social media and running archival footage in hopes of generating revenue while their seats and halls remained empty. Artists’ opportunities to show or create non-digital work ran dry. Film and television sets were vacated and production put on hold.

 

CFP: PAMLA 2021 Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City (updated submission date)

updated: 
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 12:16pm
Melanie A. Marotta, Morgan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Call for Papers: Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thurday November 11 to Sunday November 14, 2021, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (https://pamla.org/2020/conference-theme-city-god-city-destruction)

Modalities of Fantasy: Reconfiguring Time and Space

updated: 
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 3:30am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Modalities of Fantasy: Reconfiguring Time and Space

"Litteraria Copernicana" thematic volume: call for proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
"Litteraria Copernicana"
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021

The editorial board of the academic quarterly "Litteraria Copernicana" extends an
invitation to researchers specializing in humanities to submit proposals of a thematic
volume which will be released as the issue 4/2021 or 1/2022.

The submission deadline is 20 January 2021.

We are waiting for your proposals at the following e-mail addresses:
litteraria.copernicana@gmail.com or lc@umk.pl.

Theorizing Zombiism II: Undead Again

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
University of Gothenburg
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Theorizing Zombiism II: Undead Again

 

29-31 July, 2021

 

University of Gothenburg

 

The zombie as an allegory for cultural, social, and scientific analysis spans almost every discipline including humanities, biology, mathematics, anthropology, economics, and political science. This range of use for the zombie narrative is a clear indication of its adaptability and viability as a distinct framework for critical theory. Theorizing Zombiism 2: Undead again will thus serve as a timely and much-needed platform for the development of international and interdisciplinary relationships between researchers, educators, practitioners and other interested parties.

Call for Associate Editors: US Representation in Popular Culture and New Media

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 1:07pm
PopMeC Research Blog - hypotheses
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

PopMeC is an academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. The research group’s work is focused on how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural products. We foster a participative, engaging collaboration among scholars of any level interested in the field, as well as we aim at allowing postgraduate and early career participants to receive feedback and support in an academic safe space.

Horses in Film: 4 Volumes by Decade

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:24am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 25, 2021


These edited collections are part of the upcoming series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film. Now that the mythological equines volumes are nearly full and ready for being finalized, this CFP addresses the next volumes in the process.

The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of horses in film will be considered. 

1) Horses in Film Through the 1950s

2) Horses in Film in the 1960s and 1970s

3) Horses in Film in the 1980s and 1990s

4) Horses in Film since 2000

 

Deadline for proposals: July 25, 2021

Reminder: Edited volume: “Trans Identities in the French media” - Call for abstracts

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Dr Romain Chareyron
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

As a preamble to this call for abstracts, we want to specify that we are using the terms “transgender” and “trans identities” as umbrella terms for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. Our use of “transgender” or “trans identities” thus encompasses a variety of experiences within and outside the gender binary, and a range of expressions, as trans individuals pursue many different options (medical changes, clothing, make-up, etc.) to bring their appearances into alignment with their gender identity, or may choose not to.

 

Reframing Hollywood

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:22am
Dr Terence McSweeney & Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

Announcing the Reframing Hollywood series at Mississippi University Press, January 2021

 

The Reframing Hollywood series will feature dynamic and original short monographs and edited collections, each of which explore a single film of significant cultural impact which has emerged from the American film industry since the turn of the new millennium. These vibrant critical explorations of contemporary American film will offer a stimulating, academic, yet accessible interrogation of a single work from a variety of critical perspectives.

 

CFP Conference for Graduate Students “There is No Us without You”: Postcolonial, Feminist, and (Post-)Marxist Perspectives on the Other in Asia

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Papers:

 Situations Conference for Graduate Students

  

“There is No Us without You”: Postcolonial, Feminist, and (Post-)Marxist

Perspectives on the Other in Asia

 

Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

Venue: Online Zoom

FSAC Roundtable: Production as Critical Engagement

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:16am
Film Studies Association of Canada, at Congress
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021

  

We are seeking two more participants for a roundtable on “Production as Critical Engagement” at FSAC’s 2021 conference. In this teaching-centred discussion, we want to hear about innovative pedagogical strategies that employ production (i.e., video essay, “master copy” art, collective annotation and film commentary, and other forms) to bridge film studies and film practice.

 

Such concrete methods of analysis are especially vital in this moment, when the shift to online teaching has dematerialized the traditional facets of film studies courses (screening, lecture/discussion).

 

Topics for discussion may include:

 

Ecofictions for an Endangered World: The Legitimacy of Hope

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:09am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ecofictions for an Endangered World: The Legitimacy of Hope

Call for Papers for a special section of HJEAS

Proposed for Spring 2022

TexMoot 2021: Embodiment

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:08am
Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Embodiment:
Do You Need Some Body to Love?DEADLINE: January 16th, 2021

CALL FOR PROVOCATIVE CONVERSATION-STARTERS

 

In 2021, Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot) invites you to join us virtually, as we consider the conditions and consequences of corporeality in ancient and medieval literature, classic sci-fi and fantasy, and contemporary pop culture. Please submit your proposal using the form here: http://texmoot.org/call-for-papers

Bengali cinema

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:04am
Devapriya Sanyal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Films do not exist in a vaccum: they are almost always conceived produced, distributed and consumed within specific economic and social contexts.Film is now an integral part of our culture. What is it about films that attract us so much? Why do we enjoy films so much? Why indeed should we study films? It is not only fascinating to look at how films are made or even constructed but how they affect us is also a seminal question.

Rolling call for papers - Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

updated: 
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 5:52am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

HJEAS

Obscenity & Censorship: (Re)Constructing Taboos

updated: 
Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 10:09pm
Graduate Association of French & Italian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 24, 2021

34TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS

APRIL 9 & 1O, 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

KEYNOTE: DR. CHRIS FORSTER (SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY)

The "Obscenity & Censorship" Conference:

The US representation in popular culture and media - call for articles (relaunched)

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 3:42pm
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We are a lively academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. Our research delves into how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural creations. Our blog aims at providing a collaborative, engaging, and fair environment for any interested scholar, promoting the sharing of knowledge, experience, and ideas across disciplines and thematic fields. We’re also working to foster a stimulating space for early career researchers and postgraduate students in North American studies, thus we’ll warmly welcome their proposals as well.

Confronting the Real in Fairy Tales: Humanities (Special Issue: Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 3:02pm
Professor Susan Redington Bobby/Wesley College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Prof. Susan Redington Bobby 
Website1 Website2 
Guest Editor Department of Literature and Languages, Wesley College, Dover, DE, 19901, USA
Interests: fairy tale studies; adolescent literature; magical realism; goddess archetypesSpecial Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Animate Energies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:32pm
Society for Animation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Call for Papers/Panels 

Society for Animation Studies 32nd Annual Conference
Online Conference, June 14-18, 2021
*Applicants whose proposals were accepted for the 2020 conference see below*

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021

After postponing its 2020 conference, the Society for Animation Studies is pleased to invite panel and paper proposals for its 32nd annual conference. The conference organizing team has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and is now planning a completely virtual online conference.

All animation-related proposals will be considered, but applicants are encouraged to consider addressing the theme “Animate Energies” in their proposal.

Virtual Session Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (2/28/2021; PCA 6/2-5/2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:31pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Monsters in/of Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture (virtual session)

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association for the Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association

Session planned for the 2021 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association, virtual event, 2-5 June 2021

 

Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:31pm
American Academy of Religion, Comparative Studies of Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

"Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts": Sacred texts continue to inspire a diversity of scholarship that seeks to transform the ancient into the contemporary, the remote into the immediate, and the distant into the visceral experience. At the same time, the texts confront a plethora of troubling topics. Reflecting the spirit of comparative studies in religion seriously engaging two or more religious traditions around a common topic and the recent publication of Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts: Readings in Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Qur’an (De Gruyter 2021), this panel focuses attention on how not only sacred texts themselves but their religious inflections function to manage, signify, and negotiate the most troubling of topics.

Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:29pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE

deadline for submissions:
April 15, 2020

full name / name of organization:
St. Thomas University

contact email:
rachel.carazo@snhu.edu

I received a great response to the last call for papers regarding the volumes on dragons. As a result, I have been better able to refine and divide results.

First Thoughts on Lovecraft Country

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
Studies in the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

HBO’s recent series Lovecraft Country takes up the monsters of H. P. Lovecraft’s universe, but flips the script to make the heroes an African-American cast battling various demons in the Jim Crow era. Arguably, the show aimed at a re-appropriation or détournement of the pulp legend’s troubling racism, but critics seem divided on the show’s success. In Dr.

Juba from Gladiator (2000) Essay Needed

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:28pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

This edited collection, “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiatorstill needs at least one essay on Juba. Any new critical or pop cultural perspectives will be considered.

The essay would need to have a quick turnaround time. The entire collection needs to be complete no later than March 2021, so abstract proposals submitted before the CFP deadline will receive a fast response. 

A first draft deadline of February 10, 2021 is ideal. Essays will use Chicago style endnotes and should be 5,000 to 7,000 words.

For abstract submissions or questions, please email Rachel L. Carazo at rachel.carazo@snhu.edu.

 

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