ABOUT CONFERENCE: Affects, emotions and perceptions have always been at the center of philosophical discussion. Yet the so called “Affective turn” in social studies and humanities is relatively a new phenomenon inspired by Deleuze and Guattari´s influential works among others. Affective turn challenges the still dominant representational approach in semiotics, discourse analysis and text analyses of all kind. Its goal is to overcome human exceptionalism together with the domination of the word-based language over the other forms of expression in the process of creating meaning and knowledge altogether.
Call for Papers: The 28th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history, literature, and social policy implications. Abstracts only, not to exceed 300 words, should be submitted by October 9, 2020, to co-director Willie Steele (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the abstract committee’s consideration.
I will be chairing a panel on Disability Representation in Contemporary Media at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention in Philadelphia from March 11-14. I am currently accepting paper submissions.
Call for Papers, Panels, and PresentationsPage 23 Virtual LitConOctober 15-17 2020
500-word abstracts for papers, panels, creative presentations, roundtables, or any other appropriate event expanding and/or expounding on comics and pop culture are being accepted for an online scholarly conference.
Since its inception nine years ago, Denver Pop Culture Con’s Page 23 LitCon features presenters from numerous areas of focus, including comics and graphic novels, gaming, television, film, anime, wrestling, toy studies, and so much more. We love giving a platform to people who live in any pop culture realm (or at the intersections of multiple!).
A Special issue of Fantastika Journal
Article Deadline: 1st August 2020
‘Fantastika’ is an umbrella term that embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk or any other radically imaginative narrative space.
Scholars working in queer studies, both in and out of academia, are still often marginalized; one of the aspects of this marginalization is the lack of publishing venues, which discourages potentially original and creative researchers from pursuing their interest in queer studies, and from contributing to the development of the field. This has a negative impact on both the queer studies community, and on scholarly, social, and political discourse in general.
The Mandalorian explicitly interacts with the Western genre, setting up a story of a single gunfighter standing against enemies to protect the innocent. The theme of the 2020 Western Literature Association conference is graphic wests, which lends itself well to a panel focused on the Disney+ series.
The conference itself will be held virtually, and the organizers seek a variety of panel types. Individuals interested in being part of a panel focused on The Mandalorian should submit 100-200 word proposals to email@example.com by July 5. Responses will be sent by July 10.
Below is the full CFP for the conference. It includes details about the panel types accepted.
While the overarching narrative that frames scholarship on body modification seems to reduce it—especially in the case of tattoos—into what Matthew Lodder calls a “chronological tourism,” that is, that every tattoo merely speaks of “internal truths” that chronicle milestones in one’s personal mythmaking (as a response to questions like “What does your tattoo mean? What were you going through when you got it?”), such a view eschews the discursive potential of body modification as a social act in favour of pure radical individualism.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
“Trans Media Pedagogy”
Journal of Cinema and Media Studies Teaching Dossier section
Edited by Dr. Dan Vena (Carleton University/ Queen’s University) and Dr. Nael Bhanji (Trent University)
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator for an edited collection.
Martin M. Winkler edited a collection about Gladiator regarding its historical and media aspects. There are also several single essays about psychological (Skweres), political, or cultural issues related to the film. Nevertheless, there have been no other collections on the cultural and social impact of the film since its release. The twentieth anniversay has just passed, and the time is right for presenting new insights about this award-winning film.
Specific topics that the editor is seeking to round out the collection include:
CFP: Media, Materiality and EmergencyThe deadline for full submissions is extended to 31st July 2020 (for submission in Nov 2020)
MAST: The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory
Guest editor: Timothy Barker (University of Glasgow)
In what ways do questions of materiality matter in a time of crisis? What does it mean to explore the matter of things at a time when we are threatened with the annihilation of that matter, its disappearance, or its disintegration? In this issue, MAST journal seeks to answer and further explore these questions through essays from arts practitioners and theorists.
for more details please see: http://mast-nemla.org/cfp-issue-2/
SPECIAL ISSUE - CALL FOR PAPERS
Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media
(Special Issue 5, Dec. 2021)
Religion, Mobilities and Belonging
in Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film/TV Series Production
SPECIAL ISSUE GUEST EDITORS:
Dr. Efthymia-Lydia Roupakia, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
March 11-14, 2021; Philadelphia, PA
Call for submissions – Greater Atlanta: African American Satire since Obama
Call for Papers: Interconnections / Interconnexions
Edited Book on
Re-centering Cultural Performance and Creative Practice in Post-colonial Africa
Diplomacy, Soft Power, and Sustainability
CALL FOR PAPERS
Call for Papers on Monsters & the Monstrous (Open-Topic)
The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the Monsters & the Monstrous Area invite paper proposals for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.
The revised deadline for proposals is June 30, 2020.
Please note: This year’s conference will be entirely virtual.
Monsters & the Monstrous Area:
Reminder – Call for chapters:
Call Me by Your Name edited collection
Editors: Edward Lamberti and Michael Williams
We hope everyone is staying safe and well during these difficult times.
Call for Papers for a proposed edited collection tentatively titled “Idols: Pop Culture Icons as Brand Ambassadors for Fashion and Cosmetics in China” to be edited by Amanda Sikarskie, Ph.D., University of Michigan.
In China, popular culture idols are vital to the luxury fashion and cosmetics industry as brand ambassadors. This volume hopes to fill a critical gap in the English-language literature on this subject, bringing together authors from China, the United States, and around the world.
Call for Proposals Asian Film and Media Session at PAMLA 2020 PAMLA’s 118th Annual Conference Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15, 2020 Sahara Las Vegas Hotel http://www.pamla.org/2020 The Asian Film and Media Session at PAMLA 2020 will feature papers that look at Asian film and media produced in a variety of geopolitical settings, across a wide range of historical periods. Presenters are encouraged to bring forth their analyses of various works of film and television, live-action and animated, silent and with sound—or any other work that they feel fit into the conversation of "film and media".
In line with the theme of the 52nd NeMLA Annual Convention, the aim of this session is to explore how the humanities depict contemporary cultural and social challenges through the arrangement of innovation and tradition. Rather than an irreconcilable dichotomy, this binomial combination leads to valuable cultural meanings, collaborating to the transmission of memories and experiences via both canonical and traditional forms of representations and innovative, technological, and interdisciplinary methods.
Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities
seeks abstracts for the forthcoming
Global Conference on Women and Gender
to be held at CNU, March 18-20, 2021
We have reserved the same theme from our postponed 2020 Conference:
Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance, and Representation
This collaborative, seminar-style panel invites an exploration of aesthetic interventions that respond to urgent concerns of contemporary migration. By analyzing the ways in which literature and the visual, performing, and conceptual arts engage with these issues, the panel interrogates how the humanities respond to the lexical and affective demands posed by the contemporary moment. How have our vocabularies as humanists been altered by discourses around migratory movements? In what ways can humanistic thought reframe ideas of rights, citizenship, sovereignty, and borders in light of present-day crises?
CFP 20 Years Later: Looking Back at 9/11
International Conference October, 7-8, 2021
University of Toulouse - Jean Jaurès, France
Critical Companions to Popular Directors SERIES
CFP: Soviet Underground and Parallel Cinema
Proposals: 1st of August 2020
Papers due: 15th of October 2020
In the early 1980s, two moments of underground film — the so-called Parallel Cinema — emerge in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad) and Moscow. For the first time radical young filmmakers, painters and artists produce amateur films, mainly in 16mm, outside of Goskino’s state monopoly. While the Moscow school’s approach to film is shaped by the influence of conceptualist art, the Leningrad school, associated with “Necrorealism,” explores an expressionist and absurd cinema, circling around death, decay and horror.
Uncharted Medievalisms: Revealing the Medieval in Popular Fiction and Games (Panel)
52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 11-14 March 2021
Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2020
Session organized by Carl B. Sell and Michael A. Torregrossa and sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture.
This panel aims to explore the machinic metaphor in the Italian and European literary, cinematographic, and philosophical panorama of the 20th century. Since the Industrial Revolution, machines have established themselves as a crucial, pervasive, and unavoidable presence of individual life and collective existence. The disturbing and fascinating vitality of the machine has shaped all social, political, and economic relationships. Even the literary, cinematographic, and philosophical space was crossed by the new myth of the machine and met its complexity: it refused or exalted it, let itself be inspired by it, analyzed its profound meaning.
Dream-Chasers: Children and Success in Asia