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Literary Monsters

updated: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 11:26am
Speculative Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

Artificial Intelligence Applications in Literary Works and Social Media

updated: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 9:15pm
Moussa Pourya Asl, Ph.D., Universiti Sains Malaysia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

Artificial Intelligence Applications in Literary Works and Social Media

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 11, 2022

Full Chapters Due: Jul 24, 2022

Publisher: IGI Global (Tier-1), 2023

Submission page: https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5872

 

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Animals of a Different Color: Animals and Race in Literature and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 2:07pm
MMLA 2022 - Animals in Literature and Film
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 15

 

Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)

Midwest Modern Languages Association

November 17–20, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN

 

“Animals of a Different Color: Animals and Race in Literature and Film”

 

This year’s “Animals in Literature and Film” panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association’s annual meeting (November 17–20, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Post-Now,” specifically how works of literature or film use animals as a vehicle for engaging with, responding to, and/or implicating racial/racist discourses.

 

Panel "The Child in Utopia" for the Society for Utopian Studies, November 9-13, 2022

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:19pm
Elaine Ostry
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 13, 2022

Seeking paper proposals for a panel on The Child in Utopia for the Society for Utopian Studies, November 9-13, 2022, in Charleston, SC.
If how a society is judged by how it treats its children, what can we make of the representation of children in utopias and dystopias? How are our cultural perspectives of childhood influenced by utopian or dystopian notions? Are utopias themselves childlike? How are childhood and utopia linked? Are these static or dynamic? These and many other questions can be explored in this panel. The conference’s theme is “make, unmake, remake”—which echoes the path of maturation. Papers dealing with any aspect of child culture, stemming from any academic or creative discipline, are welcome.

Comics and Graphic Narratives Panel, PAMLA 2022 at UCLA

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:18pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

PAMLA's Comics and Graphic Narratives panel seeks papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives for it's annual in-person conference, which will convene at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022. 

All papers dealing with comics and graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year's theme ("Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian") are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

Cultural Intertexts vol. 12/2022

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:18pm
Oana Gheorghiu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

We hereby invite proposals of original articles related to the general theme of Cultural Intertexts, an academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078.

 

The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle strategies of representation and of (inter)textual construction emerging from the dialogic relation between:

-       literature and the historical and cultural context of text production;

-       distribution and consumption;

-       literature and other arts (music, film, visual arts, etc.) or sciences (linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, history, sociology and political sciences, internet and new technologies, etc.);

International Conference on Gender Studies: “Que(e)rying Gender”

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:09pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

International Conference on Communication and Media Studies: "Media and Development"

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:09pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Higher Institute of Languages, Gabes & TAELS (Tunisia)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume.

 

In an ever-changing world swept by online news, global flows of information and stories, entertaining platforms of films and music, understanding media products and outlets has become urgently important and simply fundamental. The steady development of the world has brought a 24/7 attachment to TV sets, mobile phones, PCs, Tablets and all other gadgets and devices.

International Summer School: Gender in Cinema

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:09pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Spend an amazing week learning about gender, psychoanalysis and cinema!

In this course, we will explore cinematic representations of gender, in themes linked to identity formation, femininity, masculinity, gender bending, beauty, and ontology. It will include 6 two-hour online lectures and seminars covering the following topics and discussing the following films:

 

DAY 1: IDENTITY FORMATION

Eyes Without a Face (1960) Georges Franju

The Stepford Wives (1975) Bryan Forbes

Boys Don’t Cry (1999) Kimberly Peirce

 

DAY 2: FEMININITIES

9 Songs (2004) Michael Winterbottom

Trauma in the Age of Trauma

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 1:07pm
MMLA 2022 in Minneapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Recent essays and articles in publications like The Atlantic and Vox have voiced growing concerns about the increasing elasticity of “trauma.” Even so, those same texts note the value of recognizing others’ trauma and of responding ethically to their stories. This worth is particularly evident in the wake of the many Covid-related traumatic events and the most recent racial reckonings (that may or may not have occurred) in the US and around the world.

Call for Papers: Philosophy of Photography

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:07pm
Intellect Books
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022

The editors of Philosophy of Photography invite contributions to a special issue: Violence!

 

Full call for papers here>>

https://www.intellectbooks.com/asset/65396/1/POP_CfP_2022.pdf

 

Photography’s ubiquity means that it touches all realms of life. Indeed, it has arguably taken on a new and fundamental characteristic as the way that things emerge in heavily technologized societies. Violence is undoubtedly a determining category of this mode of society. Is violence, then, photographic? If so, is this a contingent fact or a necessary condition?

 

Performing Tutankhamun: One Hundred Years of Retellings

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:05pm
Dr Eleanor Dobson and Dr Leire Olabarria (University of Birmingham)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

The year 2022 marks the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, unearthed by a team of Egyptian excavators led by Howard Carter and financed by the fifth Earl of Carnarvon. In the hundred years that followed, in what ways have media and performance contributed to the retelling and reshaping of this historic moment and the discovery’s cultural aftermath? Whose voices have been amplified, and whose marginalised? Where has historical accuracy given way to creative license? What audiences have been catered to, and what does this tell us about the ways in which Egyptology is ‘consumed’?

CFP - Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian - PAMLA Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 12:06pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

This is a call for papers for the anual PAMLA conference to be held in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022.

The Film Studies session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of film or Film Studies, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian.” For example:

-The role of space and place in genre filmmaking

-World-building in fantasy film and television

-Cinematic cityscapes

-Road movies

-Representations of localized ecologies

-Settler colonialism in film

-Geographical otherness

[CFP] "Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature" at PAMLA 2022

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Ray Kyooyung Ra / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Please see the CFP below for details on the special session “Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature” at PAMLA’s — Pacific Coast regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association (MLA) — upcoming Los Angeles conference scheduled for November 11 - 13, 2022. 

Paper proposals are due May 15, 2022 via this page: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18501

 

Session Title:

Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature

Session Description:

(Deadline Extended) The “Safe Animal” Sensibility - A MLA 2023 Roundtable

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Yea Jung Park and Jiwon Rim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This roundtable panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” Safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.

Recovering the Vampire

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 17, 2022

Speakers

Professor Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)

Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University)

and featuring a Q&A and dramatic reading by Dacre Stoker

How can vampires help us heal?

In the 125th anniversary year of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this interdisciplinary project examines the continuing history of the vampire from the 19th century to the present and explores how the vampire can function as a cultural figure of recovery, community, and regeneration.

MLA 2023 Roundtable: The “Safe Animal” Sensibility

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 3:10am
Yea Jung Park and Jiwon Rim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This roundtable panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” Safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.

Critical Essay Collection on THE GOLDEN GIRLS

updated: 
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 8:11pm
Jill E. Anderson, Assist Prof of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

This call is for critical essays for a proposed edited volume centering on the iconic television show The Golden Girls for Routledge’s Advances in Pop Culture series.

See and Be Seen: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 9:14pm
Popular Culture Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Popular Culture Research Centre,

Auckland University of Technology

13-14 September 2022

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Katie Ellis (Curtin University, Australia)

Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell (Auckland University of Technology)

The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be a hybrid event (allowing for both in-person and online presentations), and will be held on 13-14 September 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Adapting Bridgerton

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 12:11pm
Valerie Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 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 Due April 30, with a rolling acceptance, essays due June 30.

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

Chicon 8/Worldcon 80 Academic Track Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:29pm
Chicon 8
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 29, 2022

Science fiction (and its cousin genres, fantasy and horror) have long explored what it means to explore the unknown. In particular, some of SF’s familiar narratives have pondered life beyond our world, grappled with the vast expanse of the universe and the many things to be discovered there, and tackled complicated meetings with other beings and other ways of life. Beyond the SF bubble, fantasy has imagined entire worlds and wondered at a cosmos of gods and magic; meanwhile, horror has teased at the edges of its genre cousins, offering disturbing visions of space and other forms of travel and exploration in which the unknown is often waiting with jaws wide open.

Forgotten Fantasists

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:29pm
Forgotten Fantasists: A Companion to Fantastic Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Who are the unsung heroes of fantastical literature? Who deserves to be recognised for their significant contribution to contemporary Anglophone Fantastika literature but are pushed out of the limelight? This edited companion to fantastical literature hopes to address gaps in research by bringing together considerations of important but underexamined authors and artists. Depending on the number of abstracts received, the collection may be further divided into separate sections – or even individual volumes – taking into consideration different media:

Creaturely Fear: Animality and Horror Cinema

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 12:55pm
Peter Sands, Mo O'Neill, Samantha Hind (Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 27, 2022

Call for Papers

Creaturely Fear: Animality and Horror Cinema
Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre (ShARC), 21–22 July 2022 (Online)

Keynote speaker: Dr Christy Tidwell, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

SAMLA 2022: Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 4:16pm
Mary Ann Gareis / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way.   For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more. 

 

Collectivity in Reception Studies

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 4:16pm
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Call for Papers

“Collectivity in Reception Studies”

Sponsored by the Reception Study Society

Midwest Modern Language Association Convention

Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 16-21, 2022

 

 

CFP Monsters & Monstrous Bodies in American Culture and Society (3/13/2022; NEASA 6/10-11/2022)

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:30pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 13, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

MONSTERS & MONSTROUS BODIES IN AMERICAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY

 

SPONSORED BY THE MONSTERS & THE MONSTROUS AREA OF THE NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

 

PROPOSALS BY 13 MARCH 2022

 

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:30pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts

 

Sponsored by the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

 

Collection edited by Carl Sell, Lock Haven University, and Michael A. Torregrossa, Independent Scholar.

 

Proposals due by 1 June 2022

 

 

Special Issue of Shakespeare journal: Adapting Shakespearean Romance in Indian Cinema

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:18pm
Subhankar Bhattacharya (Cambridge), Thea Buckley (Queen's U Belfast) and Rosa García-Periago (U Murcia)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 25, 2022

A Special Issue of Shakespeare:

Adapting Shakespearean Romance in Indian Cinema

Edited by Subhankar Bhattacharya, Thea Buckley, and Rosa García-Periago

MLA 2023: Comedy, Capitalism, and Hope

updated: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 2:49pm
American Humor Studies Association and the Screen Arts and Culture Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

How can critical comedy studies of popular and/or experimental media help us revive political theories of hope amid material conditions characterized by climate apocalypse, obscene inequality, and rising authoritarianism? We invite a range of approaches.

Please send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio to Sam Chesters at samantha.chesters@gmail.com and Maggie Hennefeld at mhennefe@umn.edu.

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