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UPDATED: ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

updated: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:17am
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Call For Papers – ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion? (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:28am
Sarah Ensor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion?

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Virtual Conference, April 8-11, 2021

Co-organizers: Sarah Ensor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY)

Abstracts due by Oct 31.

Critical Essays about Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:20pm
Paul Thomas
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Overview: In 2010, Cartoon Network debuted a new animated series called Adventure Time, and within just a few short years, the show had become both a pop culture phenomenon and a critical darling; perhaps this reception is best exemplified by the words of the George Foster Peabody Awards Board of Jurors, which praised the show for “subtly teach[ing] lessons about growing up, accepting responsibility, and becoming who you’re meant to be.” But despite this admiration, not many works of scholarship have looked at the show through a critical lens.

DOC On-line Journal on Documentary Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:14pm
Ed. Marcius Freire (UNICAMP,Brazil) Manuela Penafria (UBI, Portugal)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

Call for papersDOC On-line n. 29 (for march 2011 edition)

www.doc.ubi.pt 

 

The Thematic Dossier will have as theme: Pandemic / confinement / isolation 

This "thematic dossier" for the edition 29 intends to publish articles that focus on the connection between documentary and the pandemic and confinement. Although the focus is on the current nonfiction production, the editors also intend to cover past or present nonfiction films that adress isolation caused either by ideological, political, economic or cultural issues.

Deadline: December 11, 2020. Notifications: January 2021.

SWPACA 2021 (Virtual): Television

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:12pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual!  Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/ 

Imagining the 1980s: Representations of the Reagan Decade in Popular Culture - update

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:05pm
McFarland Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Popular culture scholars often refer to a 40-year cycle of nostalgia, and so it is not surprising that there has been a recent wave of movies and television shows set in the 1980s.  The Netflix series Stranger Things, the film IT: Chapter One, the interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and the ninth season of American Horror Story, titled “1984,” all provide prominent examples of recent texts that have used the semantic texture of the 1980s as a dramatic setting.  These examples of ’80s horror suggest a contemporary apprehension of an undercurrent of demonic violence that undergirds the glittering fads, suburban affluence, and Reaganite yuppieism associated with the 1980s, even as they suggest parallels between Re

Modalities of Fantasy: Reconfiguring Time and Space

updated: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 1:40pm
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Modalities of Fantasy: Reconfiguring Time and Space

The X-Files Companion - Call for Contributions

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:17pm
James Fenwick / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 22, 2021

The X-Files Companion - Call for Contributions

Chapter proposals are invited for a proposed edited companion on the seminal television series The X-Files (1993-2018, Fox), its movies, spin offs (The Lone Gunmen, Millennium), and surrounding paratextual material (books, comics, fan fiction etc).

(Online) MEMORY, MELANCHOLY AND NOSTALGIA - 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:17pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

CONFERENCE ONLINEScientific Committee:Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, PolandProfessor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia) CFP: In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biography) and collectively (the memory of History). Another important – and seemingly also quite noticeable – phenomenon  is the longing for something vague, indefinite or never existent.     Hence, during our interdisciplinary conference we would like to concentrate on the phenomena of nostalgia and melancholy.

Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy Criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:30pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 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). 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)

Batwoman to Felicity: Jewish Characters in the Arrowverse

Rewriting the Narrative: Jewish Fairytale Novels

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

 

Returning to the Gothic Ocean: Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Uncanny in Southern Waters Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:54am
University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

 

Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research to be held Friday 12 February 2021, 0930 – 1930 (AEST)

Deadline for abstracts: 5pm, Friday 2 October 2020

 

Returning to the Gothic Ocean is a one day interdisciplinary virtual symposium dedicated to

an exploration of the haunted waters stretching across Australia to the Pacific, Southern and

Indian Oceans as well as the Timor, Tasman, Arafura and Coral Seas. Australian Gothic

fictions are steeped in terrestrial lore of the land and landscape and the architectural forms

built upon it. It descends from the “weird melancholy” of the bush in colonial literature

CALL FOR PAPERS: "WORLDBUILDING AND THE ASIAN IMAGINATION"

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:24pm
Sharmani Patricia Gabriel/Universiti of Malaya
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

 CALL FOR PAPERS: "WORLDBUILDING AND THE ASIAN IMAGINATION"

SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English

vol. 58, no. 1, 2021

DOC On-line Journal on Documentary Cinema

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 4:19pm
Ed. Marcius Freire (UNICAMP,Brazil) Manuela Penafria (UBI, Portugal)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

Call for papersDOC On-line n. 29 (for march 2011 edition)

www.doc.ubi.pt 

 

The Thematic Dossier will have as theme: Pandemic / confinement / isolation 

This "thematic dossier" for the edition 29 intends to publish articles that focus on the connection between documentary and the pandemic and confinement. Although the focus is on the current nonfiction production, the editors also intend to cover past or present nonfiction films that adress isolation caused either by ideological, political, economic or cultural issues.

Deadline: December 11, 2020. Notifications: January 2021.

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

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:24am
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.

ACLA seminar: South Asian Disasters in 20th and 21st Century Literature, Film, and Culture

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:03am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

South Asian Disasters in 20th and 21st Century Literature, Film, and Culture: 

a seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association meeting on April 8-11, 2021.

Co-organized by Liam O'Loughlin (Capital University) and Pallavi Rastogi (Louisiana State University)

NEMLA 2021: Resurgences of the Past, Fears of the Future: Time(s) in Popular French Fiction

updated: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 5:02pm
Johns Hopkins Univeristy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Literature in France has always had the potential to become a form of popular entertainment. However, what delighted families in La Bibliothèque Bleue has been forgotten or classified as literary “classics.” But popular literature, or “genre literature,” is more recent. Born in 19th-century newspapers when writers like Méry, Balzac, or Sue published their novels in serial form, its most emblematic writer is Alexandre Dumas. Unlike conventional works, where historical characters are magnified (epic tales) or relegated to the background (La Princesse de Clèves)Dumas’ novels staged characters who marked the history of France.

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:07am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Film for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Call for book chapters: edited collection on Chen Qing Ling/The Untamed

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:15am
Cathy Yue Wang/Shanghai Normal University and Maria Alberto/University of Utah
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS on Chen Qing Ling/The Untamed

Thanks to an increasing range of streaming platforms, a greater general familiarity with adaptation-driven and transmedial storytelling, and faster rates of communication among invested viewers—among other factors! —audiences today have access to an increasingly transcultural range of popular culture content. The 2019 Chinese web series Chen Qing Ling (English translation: The Untamed) is one such example. While the show is not the first of its various genres or circumstances, it has generated and sustained a wide appeal that is worth exploring.

 

The End Times: Approaches to the Apocalypse ESA Conference 2021 CFP

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:12am
English Student Association at The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

What: English Student Association Conference

Where: ONLINE (hosted through The Graduate Center, CUNY).

When: 12 March 2021

 

Abstract deadline: December 1st

Registration deadline: February 12th (*registration will be free)

 

Please submit all abstracts through the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/srZJ4Wn7YBpaYnHW8

The Ethics of Narrative: Appropriation and Reinvention in Stories of Injustice (NeMLA 2021) -- Extended Deadline

updated: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:55pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

This CFP is for a seminar session at the 2021 NeMLA Convention. The deadline has been extended to October 19.

Literature and film that bear witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations and produce shared national and transnational identities. They can draw readers’ attention back onto the politics and power of reading audiences. 

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

updated: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:31am
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: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

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 a second television adaptation set to appear in December of 2020, with the current pandemic still with us. More so still, King, in writing the finale’s screenplay, has extended the original’s conclusion.

ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 3:06pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 1, 2026

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Drs. Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, and Budd Boetticher.

ReFocus: A Series of Film Studies Anthologies: The International Director

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 1:37pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 31, 2026

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), Stefanie Van de Peer (University of Exeter), and Robert Singer (CUNY), each book focuses on a critically overlooked film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or the documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Susanne Bier, Pablo Larrain, Paul Leni, Teuvo Tulio, Xavier Dolan, and Francis Veber, with many more in preparation

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