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ExRe(y) 2020 - ExtReme 21: Going Beyond in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 4:08pm
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

Department of American Literature and Culture at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University is pleased to announce the third ExRe(y) conference. A three-day international conference “ExtReme 21: Going Beyond in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture” will be held on June 4-6, 2020 in Lublin, Poland.

We invite proposals for papers and panels that focus on the topic of the (broadly understood) extreme in American and Canadian literature and culture of the last two decades.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Cinema Television Literature Association CFP for a Film/Literature Panel at the American Literature Association Conference May 2020

updated: 
Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 3:39pm
Christine Danelski/Cinema Television Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Still Accepting Proposals!

The Cinema Television Literature Association welcomes proposals for a panel to be held at the 2020 American Literature Association Conference in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020.

The panel “Film and Literary Texts” seeks four presentations on the use of American literary texts in feature films or long format episodic series or the use of film or long format episodic series in American literary works.

Proposals (for presentations no longer than twenty minutes) should include the title of the panel, the title of your presentation, your name and affiliation, and a 200-400 word abstract.

BlacKkKlansman (2018): On the Right Side of History

updated: 
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 12:16pm
Black Camera: An International Film Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 7, 2020

Close-Up Call for Submissions in Black Camera : An International Film Journal

BlacKkKlansman (2018): On the Right Side of History

 

Incognitus 2020 - Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies

updated: 
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 4:18pm
Graduate English Student Society of Memorial University of Newfoundland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

What do we want? A better world? A cleaner world? At this point, many of us might merely settle for a world that isn’t barrelling towards inevitable environmental destruction.  So, what do we want? Climate Action! What does climate action look like in the academy? It looks like the expansion of digital resources and the cultivation of better disposal and recycling habits on university campuses. It also looks like the cultivation of eco-critical theory and research. Earth is our home. It is the only habitable planet for us. Unfortunately, while it shows evidence of the brilliance of humanity, the state of the Earth also represents our greed and short-sightedness.

Captivating Criminality 7 Conference: Crime Fiction: Memory, History and Revaluation July 2-4 Newton Park Campus, Bath Spa University

updated: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:51am
International Crime Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

The International Crime Fiction Association is delighted to announce its seventh conference, which will be held in Bath, UK. Building upon and developing ideas and themes from the previous six successful conferences, Memory, History and Revaluation, will examine the ways in which Crime Fiction as a genre necessarily incorporates elements of the past – the past in general and its own past, both in terms of its own generic developments and also in respect of true crime and historical events. The CfP will thus offer opportunities for delegates to engage in discussions that are relevant to both past and present crime writing.

 

Crime Fiction Studies Volume 2, Issue 1

updated: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:49am
Crime Fiction Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the third issue of our Edinburgh University Press journal Crime Fiction Studies. Arising out of Bath Spa University’s very successful Captivating Criminality conferences, organised by Fiona Peters, and the establishment of the International Crime Fiction Association in 2016, this journal is the first British university press journal focussing on the broad field of crime fiction studies. Crime Fiction Studies publishes two issues per year both in print and online.

Cinematic Representations of Women in Modern Celebrity Culture (1900-1950) (edited collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:48am
Leticia Perez Alonso
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

We invite proposals for contributions to an edited collection on cinematic representations of women in works of art, poetry, fiction, theater and criticism of the avant-garde. The popularization of film stars such as Blanche Sweet, Mae Marsh, Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo and Brigitte Helm shaped the cultural imaginary of modernity to such an extent that they influenced the creative activity of artists and writers in the years 1900-1950. Questions centering on feminine stardom will set the background of this collection of essays examining the intersections of vanguardism with popular culture, publicity and performance. How are images of femininity circulated and consumed by the spectators of the cinematic medium?

From Annihilation to High Life: Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in Contemporary Science Fiction Film

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:14am
Posthumanism Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 6, 2020

From Annihilation to High Life: Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in Contemporary Science Fiction Film

Joint panel of the Posthumanism Research Network and FSAC Annual Meeting of the Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC), June 02-04, 2020, University of Western Ontario, London (ON)

Organizers: Julia Empey (WLU) and Russell Kilbourn (WLU)

Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 06, 2020

Creature Features & the Environment

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:08am
Science Fiction Film & Television
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 17, 2020

SFFTV Special Issue CFP: Creature Features & the Environment

Edited by Bridgitte Barclay and Christy Tidwell

“War, Conflict and Human Rights in Contemporary Global Film” (A conference at Solent University, 13 May 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:07am
Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University and Dr Stuart Joy, Southampton Solent University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

“War, Conflict and Human Rights in Contemporary Global Film” (A conference at Solent University, 13 May 2020)

 

Deadline for proposal submissions: 

January 31st 2020

Full name/ name of organization: 

Dr Terence McSweeney and Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University, Southampton

Contact email: 

terence.mcsweeney@solent.ac.uk

stuart.joy@solent.ac.uk

On the Shoulders of Giants: TitanCon 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 3:14pm
TitanCon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

In the spirit of deepening and broadening its roots, TitanCon 2020 is adding a formal academic track to its programming. The convention began as a collaboration between the Brotherhood Without Banners, who wanted to put on a fan convention for Game of Thrones, the Belfast SF/F society The Other Ones, who wanted to put on an SF/F convention, and Arkham Gaming Centre, who wanted to put on a gaming convention. In keeping with that spirit, our theme “On the Shoulders of Giants” hopes to encourage that spirit of collaboration.

Friday the 13th Special Issue of Horror Homeroom: Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 1:45pm
Horror Homeroom
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Panned by critics during its initial release, Friday the 13th is arguably the quintessential American slasher. With an iconic villain, Jason Voorhees, an instantly identifiable location, Camp Crystal Lake, and a rabid fan base that expresses its adoration for the franchise through everything from clothing to tattoos, its presence in the popular zeitgeist nearly 40 years later speaks to its unique staying power. The film has generated countless sequels, inspired a comic book and a television series, and even resulted in a survival horror video game; yet, there is a surprising dearth of scholarship devoted to the franchise.

 

"Do We Have a Future?": Cognition, Speculation, and (Dis)Connection

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:46am
Carleton University English Graduate Student Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

“Do We Have a Future?”: Cognition, Speculation, and (Dis)Connection

Department of English Graduate Conference

Carleton University

24-25 April 2020

 

“Since the world is ending [. . .] why not let the children touch the paintings?”

-        Ben Lerner

 

 

CFP: Edited Collection – Ryan Murphy: Genre, Gender and Authorship

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:46am
Melanie Robson, Jessica Ford and Phoebe Macrossan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Edited Collection – Ryan Murphy: Genre, Gender and Authorship

 

Editors: Dr. Melanie Robson (UNSW Sydney), Dr. Jessica Ford (University of Newcastle, Australia) and Dr. Phoebe Macrossan (Queensland University of Technology)

 

“So What Happens Now?”: Ernest Cline’s Prose and Poetry

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:46am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Calling all Gunters! The past few years have seen a growing number of scholarly interventions on Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (2011), exploring topics that range from his portrayal of dys/utopias (see Nordstrom, Ue) to his use of Pac-Man as a metaphor (Ue and Munday), and from Cline’s treatment of masculinity (Condis) to his invocation of Arthurian romance (Aronstein and Thompson). In 2018, the novel was adapted into a critically and commercially successful hit, earning an Academy Award nomination.

*Extended Deadline* Shakespeare and Dance

updated: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 4:20pm
Kirsten Sandrock, University of Goettingen
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

*Extended Deadline* 31 December 2019

[Deadline Extended] TEACHING LITERATURE AMONG THE ARTS

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 3:36pm
TRANSITIONS AND TRANSACTIONS V
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

TRANSITIONS AND TRANSACTIONS V: TEACHING LITERATURE AMONG THE ARTS

We invite community college faculty to submit paper and panel proposals for the fifth Transitions and Transactions conference presented by the English Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY on April 24-25, 2020. The Transitions and Transactions conference is dedicated to helping community college instructors flourish and excel as we envision, invent and expand our ideas of teaching given the demands of the community college population, the challenges and constraints specific to our profession, and the pressures of our particular historical moment.

Call For Papers: Screening Stephen King Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 9:37am
School of Film, Media and Communication, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

Screening Stephen King Symposium - FMC, University of Portsmouth

Round Table with Invited Panellists: Stacey Abbott (University of Roehampton),Simon Brown (Kingston University) and Lorna Jowett (University of Northampton)

May 1, 2020

All in the Mind: Adaptations of Mental and Cognitive Disability in Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:17pm
Whitney Hardin & Julia Kiernan, Kettering University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Call for Proposals

All in the Mind: Adaptations of Mental and Cognitive Disability in Popular Culture

Editors:

Whitney Hardin, Kettering University

Julia Kiernan, Kettering University

 

CFP-Familiar Monsters: The Serial Killer in Post-9/11 Television

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:38pm
Brett Robinson, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

Familiar Monsters: The Serial Killer in Post-9/11 Television

Edited by: Brett A.B. Robinson (Brock University) and Dr. Christine Daigle (Brock University)

Call for Paper Proposals:

Genders and Sexualities in Asian Cinemas

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:16pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The circulation, commodification, and repression of discourses on genders and sexualities within and among Asian countries has been a constant feature of regimes of modernization, from colonial through neocolonial and postcolonial periods. Aptly enough, it is mainly through the modern vehicle of cinema where these discourses play out. Kritika Kultura will be initiating a forum on the filmic representations of issues on genders and sexualities in the Southeast Asian region, in line with its commitment to the pursuit and development of cultural and media studies, slated for the journal’s February 2021 issue.

Midwestern Science Fiction and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:11pm
Laura Beadling
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

Proposed Panel for the Chicago, Illinois 50th Anniversary Symposium, May 14-16, 2020--Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

Midwestern Science Fiction and Fantasy

deadline for submissions: 

December 20, 2019

full name / name of organization: 

Laura Beadling

contact email: 

LLBEADLING@YSU.EDU

 

Ready Reader One: The Stories We Tell About, With, and Around Videogames

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:10pm
Ready Reader One: The Stories We Tell About, With, and Around Videogames
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Videogames are a powerful storytelling medium—but what are the stories we tell about videogames, with videogames, around videogames?

While there is an extensive body of scholarship on the way that videogames create worlds, construct characters, and explore themes, there has been almost no scholarship on the representation of videogames in literary texts.

Comics and Popular Arts Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:07pm
Kari Neely/Comics and Popular Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 13th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 4-7, 2020.

CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc., presented to a mixed audience of scholars and fans. The mission of CPAC is to promote scholarship on popular culture and to encourage the engagement between scholars and fans in order to deepen our understanding of comics and other popular arts. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.

Reminder: “Reading the New Golden Age of Television: On Contemporary Series”

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:03pm
Revista Tropos/Tropos Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

“Reading the New Golden Age of Television: On Contemporary Series”

(Orgs.) José Duarte (ULICES- Universidade de Lisboa), Ana Daniela Coelho (ULICES - Universidade de Lisboa) & Hermínia Sol (ULICES - Instituto Politécnico de Tomar)

Submissions are open until December 20, 2019

Publication of the dossier: July 2020

New Reminder: “Reading the New Golden Age of Television: On Contemporary Series”

updated: 
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 1:25pm
Revista Tropos/Tropos Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

“Reading the New Golden Age of Television: On Contemporary Series”

(Orgs.) José Duarte (ULICES- Universidade de Lisboa), Ana Daniela Coelho (ULICES - Universidade de Lisboa) & Hermínia Sol (ULICES - Instituto Politécnico de Tomar)

Submissions are open until December 20, 2019

Publication of the dossier: July 2020

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