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The Neo-Slasher: Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
Dawn Keetley & Elizabeth Erwin / Horror Homeroom
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 19, 2021

When Siskel and Ebert famously launched their offensive against what they labeled as “Women in Danger films,” they effectively positioned slasher films as anti-feminist, exploitative, and lacking all artistic merit. But in the intervening years, this once much maligned sub-genre has enjoyed increasing acclaim for its subversive potential and reflection of cultural norms. This special issue seeks to examine the elements of the “new slasher” that potentially explain this shift.

The Politics of the Body in Hispanic Women Filmmakers

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:21pm
Jessica Rodrigues Poletti & Yanire Márquez
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

According to the renown essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, published in 1975 by the feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey, hegemonic cinema has privileged the masculine gaze, objectifying female bodies on the screen and transforming them in mere objects of desire for the male spectator. Mulvey studies the way female bodies have been exposed in cinema to evoque ‘to-be-looked-at-ness’ while becoming the object of the masculine scopophilic gaze within the screen.

Apocalypse and Utopia in American Literature and Culture (SAMLA 93 Special Session)

updated: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 7:22pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (93rd Annual Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

This panel seeks to examine the relationship between “apocalypse” and “utopia” in American literature and culture. In the wake of 2020 and its arguably apocalyptic elements, coupled with increased conversations about how these moments of rupture and upheaval might serve as openings for crafting a better world and a better society, this panel welcomes submissions on any aspect or portrayal of the relationship between the apocalyptic and the utopian in American literary and cultural production--novels, short stories, poetry, comics, graphic novels, films, television, etc. How might we understand the relationship between apocalypse and utopia in seeking to form a politics of utopia (and all that phrase might entail)?

Women’s Rights and Global Adaptations of Shakespeare

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Freie Universität Berlin
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Conference: Women’s Rights and Global Adaptations of Shakespeare

November 25-26, 2021

Freie Universität Berlin

 

CFP Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021 (8/1/21; virtual 10/29-30/21)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021

2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference

Virtual Event, hosted by Ball State University, 29-30 October 2021

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following two topics for inclusion at the 2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference.

Mediating Arctic Geographies: Contemporary Imaginaries of the Circumpolar World (Inari, Finland, NEW DATES: 24-26 January 2022)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 6:51am
Tampere University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Since the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the Arctic (understood here as the circumpolar region around and north of the Arctic Circle) has entered worldwide public discussion to an unprecedented extent. As a global climate archive and the site of various scrambles for resources, it has become the centre of attention within debates on climate change and global geopolitics.

CFC Screening Loss: An Exploration of Grief in Contemporary Horror Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 8:33pm
Dr. Erica J. Dymond - East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Horror films have long held a place in cinematic history as an expression of the monstrous, the un-nameable, and the unknown. They are a powerful point of catharsis in which viewers see their deepest fears played out onscreen, whether the threat is fully embodied or less concretely defined. As a result, grief and loss have always figured heavily in this genre.    

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Healing Practices and Beliefs in Literatures of the Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 10:35am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, Maryland. March 10-13

Panel Chair: Tania Nicolaou

How does contemporary fiction of the Americas and Caribbean explore practices of healing? This panel considers all aspects of healing, including but not limited to religion, indigenous practices and rituals, the spiritual, and through community and the collective. How does their depiction in literature allow for generative further discussion about identity, culture, and tradition, and what does this mean in the 21st century?

Space, place, and locus: Mapping the New Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 9:27am
Early Research Academics (ERA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 16, 2021

CFP: Space, Place, and Locus: Mapping the New Europe (Edited Collection)

Abstract Deadline: 16 August 2021 (500 words)

Chapter Deadline: 17 December 2021 (5000-6000 words)

Editors:  Izabella Wodzka, Mathis Gronau, and Brittany Eldridge (UCL)

 

Early Research Academics (Those obtaining their PhDs, and those who have graduated within the past 5 years, are STRONGLY welcomed to apply. We are specifically looking for papers from those two groups as that is the mission of ERA. If you happen to see this and believe one of your students or friends is a good fit for our collection, please pass it on.)

 

Peter Lang Publishing

 

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021 (7/15/21; virtual 11/10-13/21)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:04pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021

Panels to run under the Medieval & Renaissance Area

2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Virtual Event, 10-13 November 2021

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following three topics for inclusion in the Medieval & Renaissance Area sessions at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association.

Imaging Peace: Care-full Non-violence in Contemporary Sci-fi Narratives (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In literature and popular culture, the non-violent approach is vastly underrepresented as a viable philosophy. This is problematic because the stories we tell shape the imaginary we live out of. Part of the reason the pacifist position seems so untenable is precisely because it remains so unimagined. One thinks of the so-called canon with its repertoire of violent heroes: Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, Arthurian legend. Even today’s popular “canon” features heroes who consistently solve problems through violence: the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Comics’ films, the John Wick series, and the classic, decade-spanning Alien franchise. The myth of redemptive violence continues unabated.

Monsters of Beowulf (8/1/21; NEPCA virtual 10/21-23/21)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:40pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Monsters of Beowulf: Past, Present, Future

Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area

Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Proposals due by 1 August 2021.

 

'I care for you': Autonomy and Ethics of Care for Posthumans and Machines (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:22am
The 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD).
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The fantasy of sentient machines serving humans’ desires and needs connects world cultures and media as the film & TV industry is eager to produce eye-catching visual narratives of indestructible cyborgs like Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in the Terminator Series or selfless servants like Andrew Martin (Robert Williams) in Bicentennial Man. However spectacular these films are, they often leave us uncomfortable, wondering if bionic humans or AI-operated machines are here to destroy humanity. Could it be that humans deceive themselves into thinking that the creation of such posthuman beings will resolve the paradox of the ‘master and slave’ power dynamics?

From the Scenic Essay to the Essay-Exhibition. Expanding the Essay Form in the Arts after Literature and Film

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:19am
Ghent University - Research centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Research centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media) of Ghent University (Belgium) is delighted to announce From the Scenic Essay to the Essay-Exhibition. Expanding the Essay Form in the Arts after Literature and Film, an international conference from 27th-29th of April 2022 in Ghent (Belgium) and the corresponding call for proposals to contribute to this event.

Theme of the conference:

The City and its Margins: New Perspectives on the Urban

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:16am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel asks a follow-up question to the so-called "urban turn" in the humanities and social sciences in recent years: what lies beyond or at the margins of the urban. The city itself has evolved into something that transgresses the traditional formations of the urban/rural, the fictional/material, the state/institutional, and the resistant/popular. By seeking to address the interrelation between the notions of the center and the peripheral within media urbanisms across the world, the panel aims to go beyond the binary of the center and the margin well as the urban and the non-urban, and in doing so, rethinks urban marginality as well as the processes that create it.

Scripting the Past in the Present: Early America and Contemporary Culture

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:00am
Dr. Patrick Erben and Dr. Rebecca Harrison
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 30, 2021

Scripting the Past in the Present:

Early America and Contemporary Culture

SAMLA 93, November 4-6, 2021 (Atlanta, GA) 

Patrick M. Erben and Rebecca L. Harrison, University of West Georgia

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Penumbra Online Call for Reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:25am
Penumbra Literary & Art Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

PenumbraOnline Call for Reviews (Books, Films, Television, and Media)

Since 1989, Penumbra has published the artistic and literary talents of students and creatives regionally, nationally, and internationally. As a publication, Penumbra is unique; its student-led staff personally solicits, selects, and edits its content and design. PenumbraOnline.org, our online publication, is just as committed to receiving submissions from a diverse range of writers.

The ‘little apparatus’: 100 years of 9.5mm film

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:24am
Centre For International Film Research at the University of Southampton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021

 

The ‘little apparatus’: 100 years of 9.5mm film

16, 17, 18 June 2022

University of Southampton

An international conference hosted in person and online by the Department of Film Studies’  ‘Centre For International Film Research’ at the University of Southampton.

Race and Identities in Latinx Representations in Literature and Film (NEMLA 2022)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
José Lara / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Most cultural representations of the Latinx community produced in the United States have historically reduced this population to stereotypes or caricatures. Nevertheless, there is a new wave of cultural phenomena (literature, films, tv series, etc.) that has not only challenged these exaggerated and erroneous representations but has also sought to breathe complexity into real Latinx subjectivities and experiences. This panel welcomes essays that discuss new forms and interpretations of the histories and traditions of the Latinx communities present in literature and film. We are particularly interested in works that delve into the intersections of race and identity in Latinx production and self/representation.

Animal Heroes, Villains and Others: the Narrative Functions of Strange and Familiar Creatures in Film and Television

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
Dr. Karin Beeler and Dr. Stan Beeler
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

CALL FOR CHAPTERS /CFP for Edited Volume

 

Animal Heroes, Villains and Others: the Narrative Functions of Strange and Familiar Creatures in Film and Television

 

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: July 15, 2021

 

Name: Dr. Karin Beeler and Dr. Stan Beeler

 

Contact emails: Karin.Beeler@unbc.ca and Stan.Beeler@unbc.ca

 

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
University of Zadar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

 

Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

 

 

 

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 24th issue. We accept:

  • original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
  • reviews: up to 2,000 words
  • translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words

 

States of Immersion: Bodies, Media Technologies

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
Philippe Bédard
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Call for papers: States of Immersion: Bodies, Media Technologies 

Edited collection — Estimated publication 2023

National and Individual Memories in Spanish Urban Society and Landscapes

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:33pm
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel explores topographies of memory and architecture as a powerful force for cinematic storytelling, cityscapes’ psychosis, etc. As part of the special session, we are looking for contributions examining and analyzing diverse relationships between cinema, television, architecture, and memory and their links with contemporary Spanish media and identity. Submissions in English and Spanish, although we recommend the latter.Since Foucault conceptualized the notion of “heterotopy” as those ephemeral or stable places in relation to the parameters of exclusions of the dominant groups, the emergence of the internet and social media has further transformed traditional heterotopias.

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