The Journal of Consent-Based Performance invites artists, educators, and scholars to interrogate our existing practices and propose new ideas in pursuit of increasingly more equitable, ethical, anti-oppressive, and effective consent-based practices within the fields of theatre and performance. We encourage authors to submit essays that do the work of:
Analyzing or interrogating current or past understandings of and approaches to intimacy and consent—in theory or in performance practice, modeling continuous adjustment of artistic praxis
Introducing or investigating theories related to consent and power imbalances in other fields, contextualizing these theories’ potential impact upon the performance industry
They Live: Female Monsters and Their Impact on the Frankenstein Tradition
Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association
Organized by Michael A. Torregrossa
Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 30 September 2023
55th Annual Convention of Northeast Modern Language Association
Sheraton Boston Hotel (Boston, MA)
On-site event: 7-10 March 2024
See the shared Google Doc for the full call with a list of bibliographic resources on the topic: https://tinyurl.com/They-Live-NeMLA-2024.
Villainous Science: Cloning, Experimentation, and Hybridization in Transmedia Cultures and Storytelling
The 2023 Northeast Popular Culture Association (a.k,a. NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as a virtual conference from Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14. Thursday’s session will be held in the late afternoon-evening (EST), Friday’s session will be held mid-afternoon into the evening (EST), and Saturday’s session will be from morning until midday (EST).
Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)
Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 August 2023
The Medieval in Cyberspace: 2023 International Conference for the Study of Medievalism
The UNICORN Castle (https://unicorn-castle.org/)
Online event: Thursday, 26 October, through Saturday, 28 October, 2023
Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)
Sponsoring Organization: Medieval Comics Project
Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa, Richard Scott Nokes, and Carl Sell
Title: Faith, Morality, and the Man without Fear: Theology and Religion in Daredevil
Editors: Taylor Thomas and Regan Hardeman
Abstract, CV, and Proposal due: September 30, 2023
Initial Final Paper due: February 28, 2024
At its core, cyberpunk contrasts fantastic technological developments with dystopian society, emphasizing the persistence of extreme social, economic, and political inequalities despite evident surpluses in capital and resources that should enable higher standards of living within these imagined futures. Caroline Alphin's Neoliberalism and Cyberpunk Science Fiction contends that cyberpunk simultaneously impugns and maintains neoliberal cultural mentalities, anxiously illustrating dystopian futures while also indulging in individualistic fantasies of empowerment.
Shirley Jackson Studies, Vol. 2, Issue #1: Queer(ing) Jackson
In his now canonical work Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film, Harry M. Benshoff describes queerness as that which “opposes the binary definitions and proscriptions of a patriarchal heterosexism." For Benshoff, “Queer can be a narrative moment, or a performance or stance which negates the oppressive binarisms of the dominant hegemony.” Queer, then, has the capacity to embody a multitude of challenging or oppositional stances, playing with or subverting gender binaries, heteropatriarchal orders, political hegemonies, and ingrained systems of meaning. Queer can be playful, daring, and defiant.
The editors of this important volume are putting together a collection of essays on Dark (2017-2020) for publication which is currently entitled Dark Reflections. Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, Netflix's groundbreaking German original series, Dark, premiered in 2017, and spanned three thought-provoking seasons. Set in the small town of Winden, the series revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a child and the subsequent unraveling of family secrets spanning several generations. As the story unfolds, intricate time loops and paradoxes emerge, propelling the characters into a tangled web of interconnected destinies.
Robots, AI, and Labor: On the Future of Work
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) annual convention
March 7-10, 2024
Concept Note :
Screening Social and Economic Transformations in East-Central Europe: Film and
Television as Writers and Rewriters of post-1989 History
Cluj-Napoca, Babes-Bolyai University, November 10-11, 2023
Abstracts submission deadline: August 15, 2023
Conference dates: November 10-11, 2023
In the field of Shakespearean studies, attempts to make Shakespeare more accessible to new audiences often include the work of appropriation, adaptation, and translation.
We invite proposals for a panel at the next NeMLA annual conference, to be held in Boston MA, March 7-10th 2024
Title: K-what? Contemporary K-rhetoric and new directions in Korean Studies
Though the Internet has been around since the 1980s, the “Internet novel” as a genre has only really emerged in the last decade or so. We can think of Lauren Oyler’s Fake Accounts (2021), Patricia Lockwood’s No One Is Talking About This (2021), and Calvin Kasulke’s Several People Are Typing (2021) as notable recent examples. Each of these novels take as their topic the particular and peculiar confines of the digital world we live in. Lockwood has described this sensation as falling through a “long void that never reaches the bottom,” while Brandon Taylor claims that “the Internet Novel captures some of the weird Gothic horror that white people have come, by way of their new digital Calvinism, to accept as being inherent to digital life.”
Call for papers for Special Issue of English Language Notes
Personhood, Spirit, and the Afterlife
62.2 (October 2024)
Nan Goodman, Editor in Chief
Ruth Ellen Kocher and KP Kaszubowski, Guest Editors
University of Colorado Boulder and Duke University Press
Call for Papers
ReFocus: The Films of John Singleton
Editor: Daniel Dufournaud
Call for Book Chapters: Vernon Press invites book chapters for an edited volume on the topic of " Filth, Dirt, Im/Purity and Feminine Care "
Editor: Madhurima Guha (Arizona State University)
These edited collections are part of the upcoming series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film.
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: August 31, 2023
First Draft deadline: December 10, 2023
How to submit your proposal
Russell Crowe’s talents were globally recognized in the early 2000s after he appeared in a slate of well-received films – L.A. Confidential, Gladiator, and A Beautiful Mind, among others – that earned him critical acclaim. Nevertheless, in the years following these productions, he has continued to be a part of numerous projects with international and creative appeal. Alongside his films are his associations with Roman soccer teams – established in Spera’s (2023) chapter in my recent volume on Gladiator (https://vernonpress.com/book/1213) – his social media presence, and his musical performances.
This session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of Young Adult literature and/or culture. The panel is particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "Shifting Perspectives.” How do changing perspectives on adolescence and young adults impact YA literature and/or culture? As the conference occurs in Portland, in an environmentally aware space, presentations about YA and environmental impact are important. Further, presentations that examine diverse voices (ie. LGBT2S, BIPOC, disability studies, etc.) in media are encouraged. This panel welcomes submissions about young adult literature, film, television, gaming, etc. Feel free to submit an abstract pertaining to the conference theme or otherwise.
In Season 3, Episode 11 of Apple TV’s Ted Lasso, Mae–the show’s matrimonial barkeeper– softly recited Philip Larkin’s “This be the Verse,” a poem about the emotional scars parents leave their children. Coming as it does near the end of the series run, the poem references the trauma(s) the main character has inherited from his parents, and ties together many of the themes of the series, namely how “hurt people hurt people.” In keeping with the tone of the series, however, the pub owner’s reading of Larkin’s poem does not serve as a moral repudiation of Ted’s parents or their generation.
Demystifying Mystic Falls: Race and Racism in The Vampire Diaries Franchise
From the time it premiered on The CW in 2009, The Vampire Diaries was duly castigated in the media for uncritically tiptoeing around Civil War “lost cause” mythology and overtly tokenizing its Black characters. As the public later learned, minoritized actors were also treated poorly behind the scenes. Still, the series became a cultural juggernaut, boasting two successful spin-offs (The Originals and Legacies), reviving the book series on which the show was based, and inspiring a cottage industry of franchise-related institutions and conventions that, as of 2023, is just beginning to take off.
In this thematic issue, we explore the role of neural networks and technologies in media and social life. Considering the rapid development of information technology and artificial intelligence, our society is undergoing fundamental changes in the ways of interaction and communication. We invite authors to consider the deep and all-encompassing influence of neural networks on the formation and perception of media, their role in social interaction, and the changes that neural networks and technology bring to our daily lives.
List of issues for discussion
– Neural networks and technologies in media: media analytics, automation and content generation;
The Text, an International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language,
Literature and Critical Theory (ISSN: 2581-9526)invites original,
unpublished research papers for January 2024 issue.
1. ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
2. IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research)
3. Citefactor (Directory Indexing of International Research Journals)
4. DRJI (The Directory of Research Journal Indexing)
There has been a veritable outpouring of both popular and academic writing on folk horror in the wake of folk horror’s resurgence in the post-2009 period. The last three years, for instance, has seen an excellent and comprehensive documentary film, Kier-La Janisse’s Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (2021); a special issue of the journal Revenant: Critical and Cultural Studies of the Supernatural (2020) dedicated to folk horror (with a special issue of Horror Studies in the works); and four collections of scholarly essays either just published or forthcoming in 2023 (see Bacon; Bayman and Donnelly; Edgar and Johnson; and Keetley and Heholt).
Speaking Opportunity – Open Call
ICMS 2024: Neomedievalism and New Media (A Roundtable)
In-Person at the International Congress on Medieval Studies 2024, Kalamazoo, MI
Deadline: September 15, 2023
Behind the Scenes: The Literary Documentary, Scene II (roundtable)
Literary documentaries have become a popular pedagogical tool in higher education. Abstracts are invited from literary, media/film, and legal studies’ professionals to share their experiences, expertise and perspectives on the processes and complexities in creating a literary documentary.
Physical and mental disability traditionally garners impressions of helplessness, asexuality, and invisibility that certainly extend to popular media. However, these attitudes have been challenged in recent years with the demand for more inclusive representations through diverse lenses. This panel aims to reexamine the representation of disability in film, TV and other media beyond education to consider the theoretical , cultural, aesthetic and historical implications that disability conveys as a site for reconsidering identity and body politics, often through transgression.
Some potential topics include but are not limited to:
Disability Questioning Gender Norms
Call for Abstracts - Edited Volume
RuPedagogies of Realness 2: The Shequel!
Essays on Teaching and Learning Under Attack with RuPaul’s Drag Race
Eds. Lindsay Bryde (Empire State University) and Tommy Mayberry (University of Alberta)