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Call for Submissions - The End is Here - Creative Writing Collection

updated: 
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:20pm
Spectral Visions Press (University of Sunderland)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Extended deadline** Spectral Visions Press is now accepting submissions for The End is Here: A Book about the Apocalypse. We want to hear your unique take on the fall of civilisation, we want to see your visions of our potential future, and we want to journey into your dystopic worlds. If you have a story or poem that fits the brief, start submitting.

• Minimum 1,000 words, maximum of 5,000 words of prose or 30 lines of poetry.

• Submissions should be formatted as a word document; we cannot work with pdf.

• Submissions should be double-spaced, use a neutral font style, and font size of eleven.

AICED 22: Re-writing / Re-imagining the Past

updated: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:22pm
Dragoș Manea, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2019

 

 

THE 22nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,

UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 22nd Annual International Conference:

 

Re-writing / Re-imagining the Past

 

Dates: TBD, June 2021

Chapter Proposals for "Coronavirus in the Media: Early Responses to COVID-19 in Global Perspective"

updated: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:23am
Douglas Vakoch, PhD / California Institute of Integral Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 3, 2020

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book examining global portrayals of the coronavirus in diverse print, broadcast, and online media, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, social media, television, podcasts, and popular culture.

A sampling of confirmed chapters follows:

Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge (edited collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:53am
Mike Classon Frangos
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 17, 2020

Call for Papers

Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge

Co-editors:
Sheila Ghose (Södertörn University)
Mike Classon Frangos (Linnaeus University)

The edited collection Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge aims to bring together research on the genres, forms, media and histories of refugee migration. Chapters are invited from a range of disciplines, and interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. Contributions may focus on refugee migration through the lens of particular genres, forms, media or histories, addressing such topics as:

Edited Volume: Posthuman Pathogenesis

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:09am
Posthuman Pathogenesis: Virus, Disease, and Epidemiology in Literature, Film, and Media
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 18, 2020

Since the Age of Enlightenment, which glorified reason and empirical observation as the nexus for human knowledge, and the Industrial Revolution, which brought about robust technological changes, science and scientific thinking have been increasingly placed above everything else. But from a humanities perspective, fiction has always moved one step ahead of science, dreaming of the impossible first. Science-fiction and speculative fiction, in both utopian and dystopian forms, are concrete examples of this. From Mary Shelley to Jules Verne, George Orwell, Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Margaret Atwood, many authors explored what the future holds for the world in their narratives of the ‘back-then’ unimaginable.

Narrative Architectures. Bodies, Spaces, Technologies in Contemporary Media Experience

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 8:53am
Imago. Studi di cinema e media
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 5, 2020

Media have always been able to configure our sense of space. However, in recent years, technological development—which tends to affect the relationship between the individual and the environment more and more deeply—has been radically intensifying this process. More particularly, the spatial dimension has assumed a role of increasing importance in determining the subject’s activity and agency.

MLA 2021 CFP: Analog Persistence

updated: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 5:27pm
Mike Phillips, Southern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Call for papers for a proposed session at the 2021 MLA Annual Convention, Jan. 7-10 in Toronto. 

MLA 2021 Toronto: Laughter & Feminist Critical Thought

updated: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 1:11pm
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 27, 2020

Feminist theory has always enjoyed a productive but uneasy relationship with laughter. What are the limits and potentials of laughing paradigms for the future of feminist critical thought?

 

Topics May Include (but are not limited to):

Auf Wiedersehen Pet: Past and Present

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:15pm
York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

We are inviting abstracts for a publication on the British television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet to mark the 35th anniversary of its first screening. We are interested in a range of contributions including; academic articles, fan responses, reminiscences, revisiting locations, interviews, etc.

Horrifying Children: television, literature and popular culture from 1966-1998

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:14pm
Robert Edgar, John Marland and Lauren Stephenson: York Centre for Writing, York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

Twitter: @horrifyingbook

Email: HorrifyingChildrenBook@outlook.com

There has been an explosion of interest in the impact of children’s television and literature of the late C20th. In particular, the 1970s and 1980s are seen as decades that shaped a great deal of our contemporary cultural landscape. Television of this period dominated the world of childhood entertainment, drawing freely upon literature and popular culture, and much of it continues to resonate powerfully with the generation of cultural producers (fiction writers, screenwriters, directors, musicians and artists) that grew up watching the weird, the eerie and the horrific.

Horrifying Children Conference - TV, Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:13pm
Robert Edgar, John Marland and Lauren Stephenson: York Centre for Writing, York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a symposium at the York Centre for Writing, York St John University. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND THE CFP EXTENDED. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A NEW CONFERENCE DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

The daytime Horrifying Symposium event is free to attend (lunch is provided). There will be a ticketed event in the evening with very special guests, Scarred for Life.

Our symposium is intended to span academic and popular responses and we would welcome contributions from academics, practitioners, broadcasters, writers and fans. Proposals can be for critical papers and other mixed-mode presentations and submissions that blur the boundaries.

*Deadline approaching* Edited Collection: Silenced Masculinities

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:44pm
Gene Melton and Catherine Mainland / NC State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Masculinities have been created and codified by every aspect of society, and have been embodied in everything from images of cave men to the Ken doll. Much of this creation depends upon the stifling of manifestations of masculinities that, over time, fluctuate in terms of social acceptability and utility. This volume will interrogate classic and contemporary cultural products in order to expose and explore how and why masculinities have been censored as “toxic” or are increasingly being silenced in other ways. The collection seeks to offer a mindful engagement with the rapidly evolving field of masculinity studies and the emergent crises facing masculinities of all kinds.

Queer Production Cultures in Europe

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:41pm
[Edited Collection]
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

CFP: Queer Production Cultures in Europe [Edited Collection] 

Editors: Páraic Kerrigan, Anne O’Brien, Florian Vanlee

 

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

updated: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 9:19pm
Associate Professor Jan Selving / East Stroudsburg University; Assistant Professor Erica J. Dymond / East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

UPDATE 3/17/2020: A scholar has been located for the project. Thank you for your interest

UPDATE 3/14/2020: We have a contract through Lexington Press (an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield). However, our publisher would like a chapter on Ari Aster's Midsommar. Therefore, we are reopening our call for chapters for Midsommar exclusively

Scholars must have hold a Ph.D. OR have entered candidacy for the Ph.D. 

Please forward all proposals to the same email address below by 05/01/2020. 

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SAMLA 92: THE GENRES OF CELEBRITY SCANDAL

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
Blake Beaver / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Given the evident command of the celebrity in 20th- and 21st-century media cultures and following modern trends toward trans-medial and inter-generic production, this traditional session calls for papers that explore the relationships between celebrity and generic scandals. How have filmmakers, television writers, tabloid/entertainment journalists, novelists, essayists, biographers, memoirists, and other cultural creators depicted celebrity scandal while pushing the limits of their given genre or medium? While the 20th and 21st centuries are the focus of this call, media and literary scholars of all periods are welcomed to apply. History-bending is happily encouraged alongside genre-bending. Scandals could involve:

WEIRD SCIENCES AND THE SCIENCES OF THE WEIRD

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
PULSE - THE JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Recent scientific discoveries in climatology, animal cognition and microbiology have radically altered our conceptions of ourselves and the environment we live in, both on micro and macroscales. Zooming in on the human microbiome and out to the planetary ecosystem, or even further into infinite cosmic spaces, the sciences are revealing strange dynamics of human-nonhuman interconnectedness, doing away with the established anthropocentrism and the idea of human exceptionalism.

Screening Queer Horror

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
Dr Linnie Blake & Heather Petrocelli / Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2019 was a watershed moment for queer horror visibility, particularly in cinema: from Shudder’s announcement of their upcoming queer horror documentary to Rue Morgue ’s first-ever ‘Queer Fear’ special issue, and from the world’s largest study about horror-loving queers to the rapid proliferation of queer horror podcasts. With this increased focus and attention on the relationship between queerness and horror, we propose an edited collection focused on queer/queered horror that not only recasts a critical eye on the cinematic past, but also explores theoretical perspectives on and new queer readings of horror films of the post-millennial present. 

Young People Encountering Mediated Death: Traumatic Texts, Emotional Resonation and the Psychology of Death

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
Mortality
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Emotionally charged depictions of death play an important role in much contemporary media directed toward teen and young adult audiences. Across creative works as diverse as interactive digital games, graphic novels, short form serial narratives, television and films, young people gain opportunities to engage with representations of death that position the deceased as a multi-dimensional person whose loss is tragic and demands to be mourned. In some cases, such as the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, and the major motion picture Me Before You, representations of death, dying, and the decision to end one’s own life have been subject to public outcry and criticism.

Harry Potter Special Issue of The Journal of Fantasy & Fan Cultures

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures // Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Submissions for our first issue (Harry Potter) will be open from February 1 until April 1.  Submissions can focus on the Harry Potter books, films, other media, or any expressions of the fan cultures of Harry Potter, including fan fiction, art, sports, or fan communities of other kinds.  

You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.

Submissions must be 2500-7500 words and, if scholarly, must be in MLA citation format. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt font. Current undergraduates and graduate students in any major or field are eligible to submit, as are holders of master’s degrees.

2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:28pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

 

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:

 

Non-normative Sexuality and Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 2:23pm
Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 17, 2020

We invite submissions for the 2020 issue of Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal, an online publication associated with Queen’s University. Papers spanning any discipline are welcome, and in particular, we support new and innovative ways of theorizing that do not necessarily fit within traditional frameworks. The deadline for submissions is April 17, 2020.

Cultural History; PAMLA (November 12-15, 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:09am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 17, 2020

The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) will be held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, from Thursday, November 12, to Sunday, November 15.

 

A Critical Companion to Terry Gilliam

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:07am
Dr. Sabine Planka
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

 A Critical Companion to Terry Gilliam

Edited by Ian Bekker, Sabine Planka and Philip van der Merwe

 

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