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Conference Ventana 4: Decolonial Dialogues from within and beyond the Global Margins

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Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:57pm
Ventana Conference on Latin America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 8, 2022

Extended deadline for

Call for Papers and Workshops

8th July 2022

 

 

Conference Ventana 4 has extended the deadline to receive applications for Papers and Workshops. The new date is Friday 8th of July 2022.

Bodily Transgressions in Fantastika Media: A Digital Symposium

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Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:56pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

Bodily Transgressions in Fantastika Media

A Digital Symposium: 12 November 2022

“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror, but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk, Young Adult Dystopic Fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. Our goal is to bring together academics, independent researchers, creators, and audiences who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies, and critical collaborations.

Arab and Muslim Womanhood Between History and Literature

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Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:55pm
Reyam Rammahi, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

At times depicted as loquacious and licentious, while most often portrayed as silent or inert harem slaves, the Arab and Muslim women received much attention from writers of different periods. Though considerable scholarly attention was given to discussing such representations and others, there are still forgotten and underrated characters. With the access we have to an abundance of digitized historical literary sources, we can trace these figures and analyze them in more depth.

Filth, Dirt, (Im)Purity, and the Woman

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Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:54pm
54th Annual NeMLA Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Women and their bodies share a close connection with (im)purity, filth, and dirt as unavoidable elements in their routines of care and caring. It could be said that the words like filth, dirt are loaded with colonial meanings and can become extremely complicated when understood from the socio-cultural-political lens. Through the postcolonial appropriations, these meanings have subsequently contributed to the patriarchal assumptions and gendered ideas of women’s roles, especially, in handling filth and dirt, in their daily duties of selfless care, nursing, cooking, cleaning, and mothering.

Queer Poetry and Poetics [NeMLA 2023]

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Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:54pm
Jan Maramot / University of California, Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

“Instead, queer means, splendiferously, you.

& you means someone who knows that common flavors for ice cream sandwiches in Singapore include red bean, yam, & honeydew.” – Chen Chen, Summer

General Call for Papers

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Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 8:57am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS – FALL 2022

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Insurgent Infrastructures

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Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 6:59am
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2022

Critique: Studies in Contemporary Literature

Call for Papers for Special Issue: Insurgent Infrastructures

Edited by Gabriella Friedman, Henry Ivry and Harriet Stilley

When It Changed: Women in SF/F since 1972

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:28am
Science Fiction Foundation / Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, Glasgow University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

To mark the 50th anniversary of Joanna Russ’s landmark short story, ‘When It Changed’, the Science Fiction Foundation and the Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at Glasgow University are proposing an online conference (3-4 December 2022) on women’s role in reshaping science fiction.

RACISM, NATIONALISM AND XENOPHOBIA -5th International InterdisciplinaryConference (online)

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 2:54pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 25, 2021

ON-LINE CONFERENCE (via Zoom)

11-11 July 2022

CFP:

It is widely known that ideologies of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia are dangerous and spread all over the world. We want to examine these terms as much as possible, from many perspectives and variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.

   

Call for Chapters: Who Was that Masked Woman? Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:01pm
Editors, Gregory Bray (SUNY New Paltz) and Andrew Ball (Harvard)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Who Was that Masked Woman? Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression

We are looking for two chapters to complete a manuscript currently in development with a publisher.  We invite chapter proposals for a collection of critical essays that examine how women vigilantes, anti-heroines, and outlaws were represented in movie serials, radio dramas, films, comics, and pulp fiction in America at the turn of the century.  

The Future is Fragile

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Medical sociologist Arthur Frank argues in his foundational The Wounded Storyteller that an ideal illness narrative accepts contingency and acknowledges that “the human body, for all its resilience, is fragile” (49). About her own illness experience, Audre Lorde famously argues that our greatest strength stems - paradoxically, perhaps - from our greatest vulnerability (Cancer Journals 14). Both of these perspectives suggest that resilience is finite, and that recognizing as much can be itself empowering. This panel therefore wonders: what potential does fragility have in a world rife with environmental disasters, personal and structural traumas and other catastrophes that all seem to demand resilience?

The Inevitability of Change: Change as a Process

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
SAMLA 94: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

What is certain is that change is a perennial feature of our human experiences.  Yet, both imposed changes (aging, catastrophes, geopolitical change) and changes initiated by the individual for personal reasons (career, educational, family-based, among others). Is there a generalization of the notion of change?  In which ways is it possible to address the diversity of changes taking place in the immediacy of transformation?  This panel invites participants to engage in the concept of change applicable to diverse situations.  

What are the benefits and risks of change?

 

Out With the Old, In With the New: Changing Trajectories in David Lowery’s The Green Knight

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022

For close to seven hundred years, Gawain has been a favorite hero in Arthurian myth, especially when it comes to his legendary accomplishments—and faults—in Gawain and the Green Knight. No matter how much readers may root for him in his quest with the Green Knight, many of us can’t help but wonder…what if? All of that changed with David Lowery’s 2021 film, The Green Knight, which presents viewers with an abundance of scenarios that many of us haven’t even anticipated. In doing so, Lowery has forever altered the way scholars approach the medieval poem.

CfP - 'Queering Camelot' - 'Fantastika' special edition

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2022

Call for Papers

Queering Camelot: LGBTQQA+ Readings, Representations, and Retellings of Arthuriana 

Fantastika Special Issue

Guest Editors: Rebecca Jones and Sebastian F.K. Svegaard

 

This is an open call for papers for a special issue of Fantastika continuing on from its Queering Fantastika issue, which will explore the queer side of Arthurian tales, adaptations, and fanworks. It seeks to include any and all media, whether directly adapting or only alluding to Camelot and Grail narratives. This issue will present a multivalent approach and is seeking both critical and critical practice-based research on this subject. 

Trauma Informed Pedagogy for LGBQT+ Students in Higher Education

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:37pm
Ernest Stromberg, California State University Monterey Bay
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Trauma Informed Pedagogy for LGBQT+ Students in Higher Education

 

We are seeking an essay on trauma informed pedagogy in higher education specifically responsive to the traumas experienced by LGBTQ+ students.  The essay will become a chapter in a collection on trauma informed pedagogy for higher education. The book is currently under contract to be published by Routledge.  The collection is nearly complete, and a chapter addressing this topic will round out the book. The deadline for a draft of the completed essay is rather tight—August 1, 2022. If you are interested in submitting, please contact Ernest Stromberg at estromberg@csumb.edu.

RACISM, NATIONALISM and XENOPHOBIA - 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference (online)

updated: 
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 4:23am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Conference: 11-12 July 2022 (online - via Zoom)

 CFP:

          It is widely known that ideologies of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia are dangerous and spread all over the world. We want to examine these terms as much as possible, from many perspectives and variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.​          

Women, “Failure” and Academia Post-2020, a Kick Ass Project - Edited collection

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:54am
Dr Marina Cano & Dr Rosa García-Periago
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Women, “Failure” and Academia Post-2020, a Kick Ass Project - Edited collection

We invite chapter contributions to the edited collection Women, “Failure” and Academia Post-2020, a Kick Ass Project:

Call for Book Chapters: "Monsters and Monstrosity in Media - Reflections on Vulnerability"

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:46am
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on "Monsters and Monstrosity in Media - Reflections on Vulnerability".

How might on-screen constructions of the monster and monsterity represent notions of difference, perceived (non)belongings, and disruptions of traditional identity markers? How do these constructions conceal various vulnerabilities and implicitly endorse violence towards the labelled Other?

Adapting Bridgerton

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 9:24pm
Valerie Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Adapting Bridgerton

If Jane Austen and the history books present one version of the regency, Bridgerton shows a far different one. While the series had many surprises for viewers, it’s less clear what’s responsible. Does this come from being a 2020 show? From Netflix style? From the romance novels source material? Let’s consider and also weigh what worked and what didn’t. I’m seeking essays on:

Length will depend on how many submissions arrive. They will be in MLA format, secondary sources welcome, scholarly be approachable and fun for fans. Abstracts still accepted, essays due June 30. 

Please send to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of Bridgerton.

CFP: Queering America: Gender, Sex, and Recognition in U.S. History, Culture, and Literature

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:42am
AISNA Graduate Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

On December 1, 1952, World War II veteran Christine Jorgensen became the first American to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Her long-standing legacy has helped reignite a fundamental debate on gender, sex, and recognition. Indeed, as historian Joanne Meyerowitz notes in How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States (2009), the redefinition of gender identity, “as opposed to biological sex,” was the ultimate product of a long process that “emerged from the medical discourse of the mid-1950s and as a result of the post-Jorgensen phenomenon.” Since then, the non-binary understanding of gender has featured prominently in an ever-expanding debate on American society as it struggled to achieve inclusiveness, freedom, and equality.

**URGENT** 1-2 Additional Chapters Needed For an Edited Collection on Cinema

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
Anthony Ballas / Northern New Mexico College, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

I am seeking 1-2 additional chapters for a collection entitled Cinema/Liberation/Theology. The volume is composed of 14 chapters covering a range of cinematic and theological traditions from around the world, from history and from a wide variety of genres. I am specifically looking for contributions covering any of the following topics (topics marked with a star (*) are considered priority):

 

- *A chapter on Native American/Indigenous cinema and religion (possibly with a focus on decolonization, AIM, and/or liberation theology)

Workshop “Moving Away from ‘Post-socialism’: Reconceptualizing Scholarly Approaches to Contemporary Eastern Europe and Eurasia through Feminist and Queer Theory Lenses”

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Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
Central European University, Department of Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 20, 2022

Workshop “Moving Away from ‘Post-socialism’: Reconceptualizing Scholarly Approaches to Contemporary Eastern Europe and Eurasia through Feminist and Queer Theory Lenses”

Central European University, Budapest, 23-25 September 2022.

 

Call for Papers

SUMMER SCHOOL 2022 »TACET AD LIBITUM! TOWARDS A POETICS AND POLITICS OF SILENCE« 24-29 JULY 2022 (Registration deadline: July 1, 2022)

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Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
WWU Münster / Graduate School Practices of Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Silence (tacere or Schweigen) has been considered by Franz Rosenzweig among others as a subversive act or defiant stance of the tragic hero against overwhelming power mechanisms of necessity, i.e., totalization and universality. It has also, however, been regarded as an epiphenomenon (or a result) of marginalization and oppression by postcolonial theorists. The latters’ understanding marks silence as an end, a potential violent effect of the logics of exclusion and marginalization by “signifying machines”. The former understanding marks silence as a means of rendering mechanisms of powers inoperative.

Here for the Right Reasons: The Bachelor at Twenty

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:40am
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Call for Submissions

Here for the Right Reasons: The Bachelor at Twenty

On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of The Bachelor (March 22, 2002), we seek submissions of abstracts for articles for a Contemporaries cluster devoted to the franchise. Since its premiere, the show has spawned a legion of spinoffs (The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise, Winter Games) as well as imitators and fictionalizations (Love Island, FBOY Island, UnREAL). The franchise also comprises a prodigious fanbase known as Bachelor Nation that encompasses a cottage industry of influencers, podcasters, and recappers.

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