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DEADLINE EXTENDED: MMLA 2020: Comparative Literature CFP

updated: 
Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 4:32pm
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 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:

The South and Science Fiction (SAMLA)

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:59pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South is a central locale or focus of the work.

MMLA 2020 Popular Culture Permanent Session CFP: Fan Responses to Popular Culture (deadline extended to May 31))

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:46pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Due to the current circumstances, the deadline for submitting a paper for this panel has been extended to May 31.

Last year, when Fox canceled the television show Lucifer, a fan campaign to save the show resulted in Netflix picking it up for another season. This was not an isolated incident. Collectives of fans, gathering both online and in person, often influence the longevity, the content, the dispersal, and the afterlife of their favorite shows, games, songs, and other popular culture artifacts. In response to the conference theme “Cultures of Collectivity,” the popular culture permanent session invites papers that investigate how both planned and spontaneous groups appropriate or influence popular culture.

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE (May 15, 2020) - 2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

 

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2020 Conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020 at the Westin Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: “Collectivity in Reception Studies” (MMLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 1:15pm
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

"Collectivity in Reception Studies," Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) 2020. Scheduled for November 5-8, Milwaukee Wisconsin.

The Reception Study Society is dedicated to promoting discussion among literature, culture and media scholars engaged in theoretical and practical analyses in reception study, reader-response criticism and pedagogy, history of the book, audience and communication studies, and more. For MMLA, we invite participants to share scholarship that advances the study of these areas.

Magic. A Companion

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:25pm
Katharina Rein
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

Call for Papers for a collection of essays
"Magic. A Companion"
Edited by Katharina Rein

FANS Quarantime: A Special Edition of The Phoenix Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:06pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

 

 

FANS Quarantime

 

A Special Edition of The Phoenix Papers

 

During this time of uncertainty, many of us are relying on aspects of fandom and neomedia to get information about the global pandemic and to form our replies to it in terms of connecting with colleagues, staying mentally functional, and generally keeping our lives going as best we can.

It is with all these things in mind that we announce a call for papers for a special edition of our journal: FANS Quarantime.

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) CFP Creative Resistance - Issue 30, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, 10 April 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 1:58pm
FORUM Postgraduate Journal, University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

“I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art.” - Toni Morrison. (No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear, included in the 150th-anniversary issue of The Nation.)

 

CFP: Southeast Asian Media Studies (Communication Outbreaks)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 1:58pm
Southeast Asian Media Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Southeast Asian Media Studies
Vol. 3, No.2, 2021

THEME: "Communication Outbreaks"
Editor: Cecilia Fe Sta. Maria, PhD, University of the Philippines Baguio

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Animated/Cartoon TV Shows for Mature Audiences (Deadline Extended!)

updated: 
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 1:32pm
Leslie Salas / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Animated/Cartoon TV Shows for Mature Audiences


 “The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low.”

- Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize Winner


 

The trope of the “hapless dad,” clumsy and useless with his own children, appears in storytelling across several mediums—especially in animated cartoons on TV. For many contemporary cartoon shows for adult audiences, however, this trope appears especially pronounced, often leaning into the stereotype that competent childrearing is "women's work" for the benefit of comedy.

Trust in the Text

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:40pm
Joseph Sterrett, Aarhus University, Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

The introduction of movable type print in late fifteenth-century Europe began with the noble aspiration of making the Word of God available for all, most famously exemplified by the Gutenberg Bible.  How could early printers have foreseen that their work would prepare the ground for the violence and social turmoil that would follow in the Reformation. Texts, broadly defined, were experiencing a powerful transformation. The trust that people placed in texts came under severe strain even as they were more readily available than ever before.  Texts of all kinds—the sermon of the local clergyman, a pamphlet expressing a political view, poetry, plays, even the Word of God itself—required new methods and systems for declaring their trustworthiness.

CFP for issue 5 of "Tecmerin: Journal of Audiovisual Essays"

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
Tecmerin, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

 

 We are launching the CFP for issue 5 of "Tecmerin: Journal of
Audiovisual Essays"

"Tecmerin: Journal of Audiovisual Essays" is a biannual,
peer-reviewed journal, published by the research group Tecmerin
(Television, Cinema, Memory, Representation and Industry) of Universidad
Carlos III de Madrid (Department of Journalism and Media Studies).

The journal focuses on Spanish and Latin American cultural production,
although not exclusively. Consequently, we especially invite scholars,
researchers and creators to send pieces centered on the production,
consumption, circulation and cultural exchange within these geographical
areas.

*Instructions for authors:*

Documenting the Holidays, Special Issue of the Proceedings from the Document Academy

updated: 
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 2:47pm
Proceedings from the Document Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

Volume 7, Issue 1 (2020) Documenting the Holidays, Special Issue of the Proceedings from the Document Academy 

Call for Papers/Creative Works: CFP EXTENDED until 10 May 2020

Holidays are central components of culture. They can be celebratory or commemorative. They can be festive, merry, and joyous in their celebrations, or (also simultaneously) sombre, solemn, and reflective in their commemorations. They help us mark the calendar, highlight important sociocultural milestones, measure the passage of time, follow the turning of the seasons, and, in so doing, organize life and society.

Manufacturing the Past

updated: 
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 3:48am
European University at Saint-Petersburg
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

MANUFACTURING THE PAST

 

Questioning the Human: Posthuman accounts in Popular Culture

updated: 
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 12:08am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Two broadly anthropocene concerns—the ‘human’ condition along with the condition of this human planet, Earth—bear on all discursive practices central to contemporary areas of research in humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Both these concerns reconfigure ways in which humans have come to make sense of themselves and of the world which they share with other forms of life. The anthropocene—ramifications of Cartesian vision of human subject, the giver of meaning, that ultimately subdues all nature and co-existing life-forms—however is challenged by a posthuman turn in the latter half of 20th Century that trenchantly undercuts the foundations of humanism catapulting from the set boundaries established by the ideal of Enlightenment.

Gothic Nature III: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic

updated: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:43am
Gothic Nature Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 6, 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.

Special Call for Creative Works in the Pandemic Context

updated: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:42am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

The global lockdown has made us confined to our primeval cave-like shelter of home. The postgobal earth is in suspended condition, as if it needs some time for hibernation. In the face of increasing number of death, we all are seeking solutions, exploring options and thinking of new patterns of life. Surely the world will change permanently after this and if we are fortunate enough to see the post-Corona world, we will reminisce about our pre-Corona days. In between, during the uncertain lockdown period, we expect humankind to respond to the pandemic in creative ways.

We are seeking submission of creative works for a Special Collection to be created from the submitted works in Continuous Publication mode.

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS: THE OTHER #METOOS

updated: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:38am
University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED 

Call for Book Chapters: THE OTHER #METOOS

Chapter proposal submission deadline: 15 May 2020

Since the inception of #MeToo, conversations have largely centered on the movement’s development in the United States. This edited collection focuses on the reception, translation, and adaptation of #MeToo in non-Western, indigenous, and/or postcolonial contexts; it aims to explore how #MeToo, a popularly Western-centric feminist movement, translates to politically, culturally, religiously, geographically, and academically Othered places and Othered genders and sexes.

Edited Volume on Holocaust in Popular Culture (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 9:23am
Dr Mahitosh Mandal and Prof Priyanka Das, Presidency University, Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

Call for Chapter Proposals

Holocaust in Popular Culture

Dr Mahitosh Mandal and Prof Priyanka Das (eds.)

 

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 20 April 2020

Notification of Acceptance: 1 May 2020

Abstracts not exceeding 300 words along with a bionote of 100 words should be sent to holocaustpopcult@gmail.com

Please mention "Abstract_ Holocaust" as the subject line of your email. 

Concept Note:

Science Fiction and Fantasy, SCMLA 2020

updated: 
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 2:47pm
Sharla Finley / University of Arkansas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

UPDATE: Deadline extended to April 30, 2020!

We are currently accepting proposals for the Science Fiction and Fantasy panel at the South Central MLA conference in Houston, Texas, October 8-10, 2020. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments, and will notify attendees and applicants of any changes as soon as we are made aware.

EXTENDED DEADLINE (04/30) Silver Screens: Ageing Masculinities in Film and Visual Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 1:00pm
National University of Ireland, Galway
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

 

 

 

Silver Screens:

Ageing Masculinities in Film and Visual Culture

 

CFP for conference and edited collection

 

hosted by Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway Sept 4-5 2020

 

 

Proposal Deadline: April 15th 2020

 

MMLA 2020 Popular Culture Permanent Session CFP: Fan Responses to Popular Culture (deadline extended)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 3:24pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Due to the current circumstances, the deadline for submitting a paper for this panel has been extended to April 15

Last year, when Fox canceled the television show Lucifer, a fan campaign to save the show resulted in Netflix picking it up for another season. This was not an isolated incident. Collectives of fans, gathering both online and in person, often influence the longevity, the content, the dispersal, and the afterlife of their favorite shows, games, songs, and other popular culture artifacts. In response to the conference theme “Cultures of Collectivity,” the popular culture permanent session invites papers that investigate how both planned and spontaneous groups appropriate or influence popular culture.

 

[online] Public History Summer School

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:30am
University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Public History Summer School that was to be held in Wrocław, Poland, is moved to being online-only event and will take place as previously planned, June 1-5. The workshops and sessions will be organised with the use of new technologies. 

The Institute of History of the University of Wrocław, Poland (IH UWr), Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre, and the International Federation for Public History invite students, PhD candidates and practitioners to share their research in the framework of the summer school.

Streaming and Screen Culture in Asia-Pacific

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:30am
Dr Michael Samuel and Dr Louisa Mitchell
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

To the surprise of analyst expectations, at the end of 2019 Netflix recorded a record-high growth in subscribers and revenue outside of the United States, specifically in its Asia-Pacific region. The growth in this region is attributed to the establishment of regional offices and the commissioning of local productions, the success of which travels even further afield in the wealth of pan-Asian content making its way into Netflix’s global catalogue. Streaming and content partnerships with iQiyi (China), jtbc (South Korea), Fuji TV (Japan) and Dharmatic Entertainment (India), for instance, have also helped Netflix establish itself as a brand with a focus on a global audience.

Essays on the Media History of Nurses and Nursing

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Marcus Harmes/University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Essays on the Media History of Nurses and Nursing

Proposed collection to be edited by Marcus Harmes, Barbara Harmes and Meredith Harmes

The intersection between nurses and popular media is longstanding.

Deadline Extended to April 30: Animals in Literature and Film CFP (MMLA; November 5–8, 2020; Milwaukee, WI)

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION: APRIL 30 

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

Midwest Modern Languages Association 

November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI 

“Ecological Communities: Animal Neighbors in Literature and Film” 

This year’s “Animals in Literature and Film” panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association’s annual meeting (November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” specifically how works of literature or film cultivate or impair ecological communities, broadly defined. 

"THIS THING OF DARKNESS": THE NIGHT IN ANGLOPHONE ARTS AND LITERATURE

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 7:06am
OVALE Graduate Research Team (Research Centre VALE) - Sorbonne Université
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 27, 2020

“THIS THING OF DARKNESS”
THE NIGHT IN ANGLOPHONE ARTS AND LITERATURE

ONE-DAY CONFERENCE – 15 JUNE, 2020

A Graduate Conference Organized by the OVALE Research Team
Research Centre VALE, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université

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