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Conference - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 12:31pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CONFERENCE POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2021

Considering the recent global events, we have unfortunately decided to postpone the conference (originally scheduled for September 25-26, 2020) to a further date. The safety of our speakers, staff, and academic cohort has been the decisive argument in this matter. 

We will announce a new date as soon as possible, but the most likely period is the second half of September 2021.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, September 25th - 26th

 

Passing

updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 10:32am
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Submission: Please e-mail an abstract of no more than 300 words for a 15 to 20 minute presentation and a biography (including institutional affiliation, if any) of no more than 150 words. PDF or Word formats are preferred.

Updated Deadline: June 14, 2020, at 11:59 pm PDT

Notification of acceptance: early- to mid-July

Please direct queries to  the conference organizing committee at firstforum2020@gmail.com or Harry Hvdson at hgilbert@usc.edu.

Keynotes 

UPDATED - Contemporary American Science Fiction Film: The Bush, Obama and Trump Years

updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:16am
Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University & Dr Terence McSweeney, Solent University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

*The following CFP has been updated in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are seeking an additional chapter for our edited collection that explores the impact of coronavirus on representations, cultures and discourses of science-fiction cinema.*

 

Original CFP

“Criminal Justice Systems in Children’s Literature and Media”: A Children’s Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:47pm
Ramona Caponegro
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Michelle Alexander’s groundbreaking work, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, which brought unprecedented attention to the ongoing discrimination present in the United States’ criminal justice system and its many devastating effects. Numerous studies have also documented the ways in which children and young adults are impacted by the criminal justice system, whether they are in it themselves, have a family member in it, or are living with the expectation of entering it in the future.

Confronting the Real in Fairy Tales: Humanities (Special Issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
Professor Susan Redington Bobby/Wesley College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Prof. Susan Redington Bobby 
Website1 Website2 
Guest Editor Department of Literature and Languages, Wesley College, Dover, DE, 19901, USA
Interests: fairy tale studies; adolescent literature; magical realism; goddess archetypesSpecial Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pop Souths: Scandalizing the Region

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

November 13-15, 2020 | Jacksonville, FL 

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area **DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 6/1**

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:46pm
Cory Barker, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

**DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN TO 6/1/20**

**VIRTUAL PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITIES PROBABLE**

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area

Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Westin Minneapolis

Address: Westin Minneapolis: 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402 Phone: (612) 333-4006

SCANDAL AND THE TRICKSTER/SAMLA 11/13-15/20

updated: 
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 7:03pm
Myrna Santos/Nova Southeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 26, 2020

The trickster figure, agent of disruption and change, has had numerous and diverse manifestations in literature, film, and popular culture. Joseph Campbell characterized the trickster as having “a very special property…he always breaks in…to trip up the rational situation. He’s both a fool and someone who’s beyond the system.

Call for Book Chapters: The Films of Denis Villeneuve

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
ReFocus: The International Directors Series, Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

ReFocus: The Films of Denis Villeneuve

Edited by Jeri English and Marie Pascal

Edinburgh University Press

Series Editors: Gary D. Rhodes, Robert Singer and Stefanie Van de Peer

 

Extended deadline-A Critical Companion to Mel Gibson

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:08pm
David Da Silva
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

A Critical Companion to Mel Gibson
Edited by David Da Silva

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series
edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Call for Book Chapters on Ridley Scott’s Gladiator: In Recognition of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Film

updated: 
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 10:56pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator for an edited collection. All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural and material impact of the film since its release in May 2000.

Deadline extended: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

updated: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:41am
Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

 

Guest Editor: Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University) Editor: James M. Decker (Professor of English, Illinois Central College)

 

Contact email:

 

 jlhogan@fsmail.bradley.edu or jdecker@icc.edu

 

Call for Papers:

 

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html).

 

Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-speaking Literature and Culture (edited anthology)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:20pm
CFP (Edited Anthology): Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-speaking Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

 

Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-speaking Literature and Culture (edited anthology)

 

We are currently inviting abstracts for contributions to a peer-reviewed edited collection that examines the socialist legacy in Eastern Europe in its relation to the present and the future. We would particularly welcome contributions that focus on German-speaking film, theater, and other media in order to complement already secured contributions that primarily focus on literature.

Americana: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:16pm
Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.

DEADLINE: 1 June 2020 for the Spring 2020 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2020

We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, quarantine, COVID-19, and other related topics.

Special Issue: Interviews with Latin American Women Filmmakers

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:14pm
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities solicits submissions for a special issue on Latin American women filmmakers, guest edited by Nora Glickman (CUNY) and Patricia Nuriel (Wofford College).

Over the past four decades the increasing number of women film directors in Latin America has provided a substantial contribution to the field of world cinematography, adding original perspectives that deconstruct conventional conceptions on filmmaking. Their work sheds light across a vast spectrum of themes such as inquiries of history and memory, denunciation of dictatorships, condemnation of violence against minorities and the environment, and exploration of female sexuality.

Update: Literary Monsters - SAMLA - November 13-15, 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:05pm
Tracie Provost / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

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 the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. 

 

Update: Speculative Fiction - SAMLA - November 13-15, 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:05pm
Mert Gareis / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

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.   

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 5:37pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr/Transylvanian Society of Dracula
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 1, 2020

Earth(ly) Matters

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 6:18am
Sheffield Hallam University Postgrad Research Students' Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 12, 2020

It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.

– Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble

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

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:16pm
Posthumanism Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

From Annihilation to High Life:

Feminist Posthumanism and Postfeminist Humanism in

Contemporary Science Fiction Film

 

Please send abstracts of 500 words max. and a short bio (250 words max.) to the co-editors: Julia Empey (empe3530@mylaurier.ca) and Russell Kilbourn (rkilbourn@wlu.ca)

 

Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2020

 

The editors of this proposed journal special issue seek papers on the following topic:

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MMLA 2020: Comparative Literature CFP

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:04pm
MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

As a result of the delays and disruptions of the spring, the deadline for all MMLA submissions has been extended anew to May 31. 

The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with this year's conference theme, "Cultures of Collectivity." Papers addressing the following suggested MMLA topics from a transnational, cross-cultural, and/or interdisciplinary perspective would be particularly relevant:

Gothic Nature III: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:04pm
Got
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 12, 2020

NB: We are acutely aware that this CFP coincides with extremely uncertain times re COVID-19. Of course, it is currently unknown when gatherings of people will be able to resume as normal. We have every intention of holding this event in October, but first and foremost must prioritise the safety of our attendees. If necessary, we will either postpone the conference or host it virtually.

"Digital Expressions Of The Self"

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:24pm
National Institute Of Technology, Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

The National institute of Technology, Silchar is organizing a symposium on ''Digital Expressions of the Self'' during 7-8 Dec 2020. We are interested in how people experiment with creative expressions of the self. Constructing the self in the digital sphere may involve processes of experimentation that in turn allow one to experience the self in multiple ways. This is mediated of course by the apparatus of the digital-codes and algorithms. We are interested in the nuances of these processes and the aesthetics of the expressions. The deadline for abstract submission is 22 May. Details available here:

 http://www.nits.ac.in/NewsUpdates/DES2020.pdf.

Supermodels of the World: RuPaul's Drag Race as International Phenomenon symposium- CFP deadline extended to 22nd June 2020

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:24pm
Kirsty Fairclough University of Salford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

Due to disruptions caused by the current Coronavirus crisis, we have extended the deadline for abstracts for the 25th September 2020 symposium- Supermodels of the World: RuPaul’s Drag Race as International Phenomenon. 

 

Dependent on further developments, online participation may become our primary method for all to engage in this one day event. We will, of course, update accordingly.

 

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Call for Papers:

 

Supermodels of the World: RuPaul’s Drag Race as International Phenomenon

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium

 

School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK.

25th September 2020

 

 

L’avventura Call for Essays – Issue No. 2/2020

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 11:16am
L’avventura – International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Lavventura

International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes

 

 

CALL FOR ESSAYS

Issue No. 2/2020

 

Deadline for abstract proposal: May 31, 2020
Full essay due by: July 15, 2020

 

 

Nostalgia and Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 9:43am
Australiasian Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

Special Issue: Nostalgia and Popular Culture  
Abstract submission deadline: 10 May 2020
Full article (6,000-7,000 words) submission deadline: 19 July 2020
Issue Guest Editors: Carmel Cedro (Auckland University of Technology) and Blair Speakman (Auckland University of Technology)

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