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POSTCOLONIALISM, POSTCOMMUNISM AND POSTMODERNISM - 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference (online)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 8, 2022

Conference: 28-29 July 2022 (online - via Zoom)

CFP: 

​In our postmodern world there are a lot of questions that should be re-considered and re-defined. What does it mean to fight against colonialism and racism in the world of migration crisis and xenophobic attitudes towards minorities? What does it mean to be a postcommunist country in the face of the common nostalgia for order and rules? How is it possible to have a national identity being aware of the relative character of every national feature?

Teaching Black American Speculative Fiction & Beyond: Equity, Justice, and Antiracism

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:44pm
KaaVonia Hinton & Karen Chandler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

We are pleased to announce we are accepting abstracts for chapters for our tentatively titled book, Teaching Black American Speculative Fiction & Beyond: Equity, Justice, and Antiracism. This proposed collection is based on our popular 2021 NCTE Assembly on American Literature (AAL) session, which focused on American speculative fiction and issues of social justice. The collection will focus on equity, justice, and antiracism within different genres/modes of speculative fiction (e.g., science fiction, fantasy, horror) and various formats (e.g., short and long fiction, film, graphic novels, comics, and plays).

Archives of Indian Cinema: Methodologies, Creativities and Urgencies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Archives of Indian Cinema: Methodologies, Creativities and Urgencies

De Montfort University (UK), Savitribai Phule Pune University (India), Loughborough University (UK),

21st and 22nd October 2022

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

Out With the Old, In With the New: Changing Trajectories in David Lowery’s The Green Knight

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022

For close to seven hundred years, Gawain has been a favorite hero in Arthurian myth, especially when it comes to his legendary accomplishments—and faults—in Gawain and the Green Knight. No matter how much readers may root for him in his quest with the Green Knight, many of us can’t help but wonder…what if? All of that changed with David Lowery’s 2021 film, The Green Knight, which presents viewers with an abundance of scenarios that many of us haven’t even anticipated. In doing so, Lowery has forever altered the way scholars approach the medieval poem.

Disney and the Middle Ages

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
Christina M. Carlson, Mariah L. Cooper, and Joshua Parks
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Call for Papers

 Edited Volume on Disney and the Middle Ages

 

We invite proposals for an edited collection of essays on medievalism in Disney media for Brepols’ new series Reinterpreting the Middle Ages: From Medieval to Neo. The Walt Disney Company's films, theme parks, and merchandise are full of people, places, and things coded as “medieval,” and because Disney's medievalism is often coded as white and Christian, it is especially relevant to medieval studies' ongoing struggle with white supremacy within and outside the field.

 

CfP - 'Queering Camelot' - 'Fantastika' special edition

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2022

Call for Papers

Queering Camelot: LGBTQQA+ Readings, Representations, and Retellings of Arthuriana 

Fantastika Special Issue

Guest Editors: Rebecca Jones and Sebastian F.K. Svegaard

 

This is an open call for papers for a special issue of Fantastika continuing on from its Queering Fantastika issue, which will explore the queer side of Arthurian tales, adaptations, and fanworks. It seeks to include any and all media, whether directly adapting or only alluding to Camelot and Grail narratives. This issue will present a multivalent approach and is seeking both critical and critical practice-based research on this subject. 

MAPACA: Gothic Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:42pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association: Gothic Studies Area
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association is accepting proposals until June 30 for their 2022 conference, Nov 10 - 12, in Princeton, NJ. General guidelines can be found at mapaca.net.

Last Call: Investigating the Hardwood - Interdisciplinary Analyses of Professional Basketball

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:41pm
Till Neuhaus/Niklas Thomas (Eds.)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

Third Cinema and International Relations: The Connection between Films and Global Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:41pm
Drishti Hajong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Third Cinema films successfully manages to depict the socio-political issues of the world. These issues include the effects of colonization, oppression, and conflict between classes or nations. These films are especially pivotal for the political issues of the Third World. In this sense, films play a fundamental role in the struggle for justice for marginalized communities. Third Cinema is a tool through which debate, activism, and discussion are evoked in society. These films expose the realities of the world and have gained recognition in terms of art, politics, and humanity. Indeed, the Third Cinema is revolutionary for society in every convincible way. 

4th "MEMORY, AFFECTS AND EMOTIONS" International Interdisciplinary Conference (online)

updated: 
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 4:22am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

Conference: 7-8 April 2022 (online - via Zoom platform)

All details: here

 

Scientific Committee:
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 CALL FOR PAPERS:

Call for Book Chapters: "Monsters and Monstrosity in Media - Reflections on Vulnerability"

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:46am
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on "Monsters and Monstrosity in Media - Reflections on Vulnerability".

How might on-screen constructions of the monster and monsterity represent notions of difference, perceived (non)belongings, and disruptions of traditional identity markers? How do these constructions conceal various vulnerabilities and implicitly endorse violence towards the labelled Other?

Multilingualism in the US Humanities: Multicultural Impact and Education Practices

updated: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 1:41pm
Laura Valentín Rivera Ph.D., María Teresa DePaoli Ph.D.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, scholars and educators working in interdisciplinary fields connected to multilingualism, have been developing new conceptual theory and applied pedagogy. These areas include history, culture, linguistics, literary and media phenomena, as well as technological and pedagogical approaches to multilingualism, and the study of multilingual communities in the United States. Immigration, globalization, the mechanization of language diversity, translation tools, social media, and universal streaming platforms have contributed to the rapid progression of multilingualism.

Adapting Bridgerton

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 9:24pm
Valerie Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Adapting Bridgerton

If Jane Austen and the history books present one version of the regency, Bridgerton shows a far different one. While the series had many surprises for viewers, it’s less clear what’s responsible. Does this come from being a 2020 show? From Netflix style? From the romance novels source material? Let’s consider and also weigh what worked and what didn’t. I’m seeking essays on:

Length will depend on how many submissions arrive. They will be in MLA format, secondary sources welcome, scholarly be approachable and fun for fans. Abstracts still accepted, essays due June 30. 

Please send to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of Bridgerton.

**URGENT** 1-2 Additional Chapters Needed For an Edited Collection on Cinema

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
Anthony Ballas / Northern New Mexico College, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

I am seeking 1-2 additional chapters for a collection entitled Cinema/Liberation/Theology. The volume is composed of 14 chapters covering a range of cinematic and theological traditions from around the world, from history and from a wide variety of genres. I am specifically looking for contributions covering any of the following topics (topics marked with a star (*) are considered priority):

 

- *A chapter on Native American/Indigenous cinema and religion (possibly with a focus on decolonization, AIM, and/or liberation theology)

Themed Journal Issue on "Narrative and Identity"

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

The call for papers for the next issue of the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (Issue 11.1-2), on the general theme of 'narrative and identity', is now open.

Article submissions on any aspect of the theme are encouraged. The Issue's Editors particulalry invite articles on the following topics:

- self-representation on social media
- representations of disability and neurodiversity in popular culture
- re-inventions of genre and viewership/readership in popular culture
- alternative realities and modes of storytelling in (video) games
- online fandoms and identity
- popular icons

Mapping the Impossible, Special Issue 'Fantasy Across Media'

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
Mapping the Impossible: Journal for Fantasy Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Call for Papers: Mapping the Impossible, Special Issue ‘Fantasy Across Media’

Submission deadline: 30 June 2022

Mapping the Impossible is an open-access student journal publishing peer-reviewed early-career research into fantasy and the fantastic.

For more information about the journal and submissions click here>>

https://fantasy-research.gla.ac.uk/index.php/submissions/

Aims and Scope

Here for the Right Reasons: The Bachelor at Twenty

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:40am
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Call for Submissions

Here for the Right Reasons: The Bachelor at Twenty

On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of The Bachelor (March 22, 2002), we seek submissions of abstracts for articles for a Contemporaries cluster devoted to the franchise. Since its premiere, the show has spawned a legion of spinoffs (The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise, Winter Games) as well as imitators and fictionalizations (Love Island, FBOY Island, UnREAL). The franchise also comprises a prodigious fanbase known as Bachelor Nation that encompasses a cottage industry of influencers, podcasters, and recappers.

PAMLA 2022 session: Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian (LA, November 11-13)

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:40am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

PAMLA 2022 session: Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian (LA, November 11-13) deadline for submissions: June 30,  2022 full name / name of organization: PAMLA contact email: mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw 

CFP: PAMLA 2022

Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian

(Special session)

Location: Abstract Submission Deadline:

Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel

Time: November 11-13, 2022

 

Presiding officer:
Mavis Tseng
Associate Professor,
Director of the Language Center Taipei Medical University mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw

FIRST FORUM 2022: ACCUMULATION AND EXCESS

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:39am
USC Division of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

FIRST FORUM CONFERENCE 2022

DIVISION OF CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

OCTOBER 20TH AND 21ST

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Accumulation and Excess

 

Accumulation and excess are rich, polymorphic concepts that can speak to local and global histories, radical filmmaking traditions and other poetic acts of defiance, or even the basic sensory schemata through which we experience our social and aesthetic environments. We seek to experiment openly with the articulation and intersection of these terms, as we examine how they are mediated, developed, and problematized by film, television, and other audiovisual forms.

 

Podcast for Pop-Culture/Nerd/Nostalgia Podcast

updated: 
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 3:48pm
The Nostalgia Test Podcast
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Hi! My name is Dan Dissinger. I'm a professor in the USC Writing Program and I host a pop culture/nerd/nostalgia comedy podcast with my longtime friend and micro-brewery owner Manny Coelho. 

The aim of the podcast is to revisit our childhood movies, tv shows, video games, music, etc, and to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! It's a fun comedy podcast, and we always aim to have a great time. 

CALL FOR CHAPTERS ‘STARS AND FRANCHISES’ EDITED COLLECTION

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Sarah Thomas (University of Liverpool, UK) and Mark McKenna (Staffordshire University, UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022

This edited collection seeks to examine the intersections between two significant media systems: stardom and the franchise. It will explore the convergences, tensions and inter-dependences that star-driven texts and franchise cultures have constantly negotiated within the entertainment industry, on a global, historical and multiplatform scale. It aims to analyse franchise sites and strategies as significant nexus where an understanding of stars is created, managed and interpreted, and to analyse the place and value of the star to media franchise production.

PAMLA Special Session: “Lost in La-la-land"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
Shane Baker, University of California, Santa Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

“Lost in La-la-land, or, W(a/o)ndering in the City”

If We Could Talk to the Animals: Representations of fauna in popular culture

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:11am
The Popular Culture Research Network at the University of New England
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 6, 2022

If We Could Talk to the Animals: Representations of fauna in popular culture

PopCRN are celebrating World Animal Day with a virtual symposium exploring all things fauna in popular culture to be held online on Thursday 6th of October 2022.

Reimagining #MeToo in South Asia And the Diaspora (Edited Collection of Essays)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:59am
Dr. Nidhi Shrivastava
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

This edited volume seeks to examine how sexual violence and feminist interventions in South Asia and the Diaspora have been articulated in the context of but, more importantly, in opposition to the #MeToo Movement. We seek to understand how the feminist movement has radically diverged from the assimilationist discourse of the #MeToo Movement and, consequently, the Global North. The #MeToo movement has not made an impact at the grassroots level because it is hinged on the victim-survivor to speak up. In an era where the Global North has been a model for influencing change in the Global South, there has been an inconspicuous absence of recognition and impact of the #MeToo Movement.

Chapters on Guerrilla Games Horizon series

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:57am
Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Call For Interest

Chapters on Guerrilla Games Horizon series

Please distribute widely

 

This call is to assess interest in scholarly contributions for an edited volume on the

Horizon franchise. Released in February 2022 Horizon Forbidden West became an immediate

best-seller and with Zero Dawn is now part of one of PlayStation’s strongest new intellectual

properties.

 

This call is to assess whether there would be enough scholars interested to doing a chapter for an

edited volume on the franchise. Attention to the games, comics, board game, marketing, and all

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