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CFP - Lawyers and the Legal System in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

CFP - LAWYERS AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM IN POPULAR CULTURE 

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 

43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022 

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 

http://www.southwestpca.org 

Submissions open on August 1, 2021 

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021 

 

Mental Health In the Media: Representations in Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:21pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.

Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login


 

Mental Health In the Media: Representations in Fiction

“Everybody has problems. Some people just hide their crap better than others.” – Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Domésticas:: Media Representations of Female Latinx Domestic Labor and Care in the US

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:14pm
Sofia Ruiz-Alfaro
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Latina maid has historically been one of the signature roles Hollywood has created for Spanish-speaking and/or Latina actors in both film and television entertainment. The late Lupe Ontiveros (1942-2012), one of the most recognizable and respected contemporary Mexican-American actors, said to have played the role of the Latina maid approximately 150 times for US audiences during her career, reflecting the stereotyping that still abounds in the US popular imaginary about the female Latinx Other.

Superheroes: A Companion

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:13pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Carl Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

As media texts show us superheroes from around the world(s), demonstrating extraordinary abilities and living a life shaped by a moral code, how we define their iconic features and cultural impact has been the focus of much scholarly debate.

Superheroes have proliferated and multiplied in the 21st Century, coming to prominence in film, television, and video game industries the same way that their popular narratives had begun to flourish in the comic book industry some eighty years before. Yet, while all of these stories and characters are tethered to these early years of the genre, through iterative retellings, reboots, and cultural readjustments, superheroes have consistently found renewed life in modern and contemporary re-imaginings.

"Umana cosa è aver compassione": Care and Empathy in Italian Literature and Film

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:09pm
NeMLA - Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

From the Franciscan value of compassion to the empathetic responses that many neorealist works propose, the Italian culture abounds with examples of the human capacity to share in the feelings of others. Drawing inspiration from the conference theme of "care," this panel welcomes papers that address compassion and/or empathy in Italian literature, cinema, and the arts.

Please submit an abstract and a short bio by September 30, 2021 here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19574

Questions can be emailed to tiziano_cherubini@baylor.edu

Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic - Issue III: Haunted Shores

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:02pm
Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

**Call for Papers and Creative Pieces **

 

Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic

 

Issue III: Haunted Shores

 

Deadline for Paper Abstracts: Wednesday 28th July 2021

Deadline for Creative Pieces: Friday 10th September 2021

  

Guest Editors: Dr Emily Alder, Dr Jimmy Packham, and Dr Joan Passey

Editors-in-Chief: Dr Elizabeth Parker and Dr Michelle Poland

 

 

 **Call for Papers and Creative Pieces ** 

#WaynePop2021: Disruptions, Gaps, Transitions, and Leaps (DGTL)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:39pm
Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 23, 2021

Conference location/date:

Virtual Conference; Friday- Sunday, September 24th-26th

Join the Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium for #WaynePop2021, our 7th annual Conference on Popular Culture! This conference will be held virtually and includes both asynchronous and synchronous components.

 

UPDATE - CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: 

Translation Review, call for translations of prose and poetry and scholarship on literary translation

updated: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 3:12pm
Translation Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 6, 2021

Translation Review invites submissions of

  • translations of contemporary prose and poetry into English
  • manuscripts on the process and practical problems of translating, including the reconstruction of the translation process.
  • interviews with translators
  • manuscritps that address the concept of translation in the visual and musical arts
  • translation in the digital age

Guidelines

Please note that all scholarly manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style EB (endnotes and bibliography). 

Film Authorship and Adaptation

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:27pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Fidelity to the original author, long a subject of debate for viewers of film adaptations of books, encounters a particular challenge when the adapter is also an author, exerting comparable claims to creative and expressive control. This panel explores the rivalry always inherent in such a situation, as well as in film remakes where the original and the copy contend for artistic prestige. Submissions are welcome on all such contentious pairings, as well as papers asserting an implicit authorial claim for studio adaptations or authorial appropriations of narratives of uncertain origin.

 

CFP: The Migrant Archive: Studies on Migration through Film Archives

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:26pm
L'Atalante. Journal of Film Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 10, 2021

We are pleased to announce the call for papers of issue 34 of /L’Atalante. Revista de Estudios Cinematográficos/ which, under the title of “*The Migrant Archive: Studies on Migration through Film Archives*”, is open to contributions.

National and Individual Memories in Spanish Urban Society and Landscapes

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
NeMLA 2022 (MARCH 10-13)
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.

 

Update (New deadline) Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 6, 2021 - Pandemics

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
ULICES-ULisbon/Messengers from the Stars
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 6, 2021

Edited by: Elana Gomel

Co-edited by: João Félix

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2021 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Pandemics

1970s Crime and Criminal Justice Films (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The editors are seeking historically and theoretically insightful essays that explore various aspects of crime and criminal justice films made and/or released in the United States during the decade of the 1970s. Individual contributions may address the social construction of crime, application of criminological theory, examination of moral dilemmas, as well as analysis that connects past representations to present social and cultural conditions. In-depth analyses of period representations of class, ethnicity, gender, masculinity, race, and sexual orientation are also desired. Potential contributors are encouraged to interpret and explore this topic area quite broadly and innovatively.

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?

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