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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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)

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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

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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

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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.

Femspec - Critical Essays and Creative Work for Issue 22.2

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:39am
Femspec
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Femspec - an interdisciplinary feminist journal dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres - seeks submissions for critical essays and creative work to be published in the upcoming issue 22.2.  Submissions are welcome on any topic related to feminist and speculative themes.  Please refer to https://www.femspec.org/submission-guidelines for submission guidelines and https://www.femspec.org/submission-form for the submission form.  The deadline is August 1, 2022.  All contributors who submit their work to the journal must be subscribed to the journal; as Femspec is a peer-rev

Celebrating 75 years of Indian Independence: India and Indian Writing in English

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Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
Celebrating 75 years of Indian Independence: India and Indian Writing in English (Call foAkademos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary and Culture Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Celebrating 75 years of Indian Independence: India and Indian Writing in English

(Call for Papers for the June 2022 issue (Vol. II, Issue. II) of Akademos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary and Culture Studies)

 

Last Date of Submission: 25th June, 2022

CFP: Out of Confinement: Creativity in Constraint

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Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
Women in French Studies Special Issue (2024)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

We invite article submissions for a special topics issue of Women in French Studies (2024) to explore work created by confined women and work that represents confined women, from the early modern period to the present-day. The special issue will explore how the confinement of women as depicted in fictional and non-fictional texts (in any media) informs, reflects and interrogates gendered conditions of existence. How have confined women been represented in literature, film and art? What kind of thinking or writing is produced by women out of conditions of confinement? What are the impacts of confinement on creative production? How does physical confinement change how we consume texts? 

American Literature 1865 to 1945 (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 17, 2022

Abstract

This session deals with American Literature from 1865 to 1945, exploring a wide variety of topics, including race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, decoloniality, spirituality, class and power dynamics, environmental issues, and pedagogical and digital innovations in American literature and culture.

Description

(CFP: PAMLA 2022) The Depictions of Femme Fatale from the 18th to the 21st century

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

PAMLA 2022 is excited to announce that the extended deadline for paper proposal submissions is July 10 for the 119th annual PAMLA Conference at the beautiful UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California!

Visit our conference portal CFP page and begin to search for a session that interests you! Once you’ve done so, you will hear back from your prospective presiding officer in the following days after the deadline.

--Presiding Officer(s)

Looking For Guests for SPECIAL Podcast Episodes

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Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:37am
Writing Remix Podcast
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Hi! My name is Dan Dissinger. I'm a professor in the USC Writing Program and I host Writing Remix, a podcast about writing, language, pedagogy, and current events. I would love to have you as a guest on the podcast. 

Disruptive Labor: Early Modern Gender, Capital, and Illicit Work (6/27/22)

updated: 
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 11:19am
Kris McAbee and Jessica C. Murphy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 27, 2022

Call for Contributions to a Proposed Collected Edition 

Disruptive Labor: Early Modern Gender, Capital, and Illicit Work

Disruptive Labor: Early Modern Gender, Capital, and Illicit Work interrogates how some labor is denigrated and yet simultaneously supportive of the formation of the capitalistic markets upon which European nations expanded empires. By focusing on how these patriarchal societies see specific types of work as gendered, this edition explores how the gendering of labor establishes dynamic markets as either culturally sanctioned or illegitimate and, in turn, grapples with how cultural approbation undergirds economic growth. 

Deadline Extended - Sexuality: Literature, Cinema, and Culture (edited volume)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 5:01am
Edited by Rishiraj Pal and Dr. Sarmila Paul
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Sexuality: Literature, Cinema, and Culture
ISBN: 978-93-91467-77-7
Edited by Rishiraj Pal and Dr. Sarmila Paul

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Challenges Faced by Women in the Covid-19 Pandemic

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Women’s Studies Unit, Bhairab Ganguly College, W. B., India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Bhairab Ganguly College

Women’s Studies Unit

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS

Challenges Faced by Women in the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Oxford Handbook of Christopher Marlowe

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Sarah Dustagheer and Kirk Melnikoff
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

After the New Oxford Shakespeare credited Christopher Marlowe as co-author of 1, 2, and 3 Henry VI in 2016, Shakespeare’s short-lived contemporary has drawn a wave of renewed interest. Since then, new editions of Doctor Faustus, The Massacre at Paris, and The Jew of Malta have appeared, three collections of essays have been published, and a well-attended international Marlowe conference was held in Wittenberg, Germany. Marlowe’s plays continue to be a staple of contemporary non-Shakespearean performance with recent celebrated productions at the RSC’s Swan Theatre and the National Theatre.

Women Writing Syria: Resilience, Solidarity, Movement

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:08pm
cara
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 16, 2022

Women Writing Syria: Resilience, Solidarity, Movement

Call for Submissions

How do Syrian women writers, poets and artists imagine Syria, both before and after the revolution and war? Can we imagine Syria without war? Can Syria – as a site that is at once shared, divided and contested – inspire us to bring it into being through creative writing and arts? Could we make this imagined Syria a concrete reality? How can Syrian women’s narratives and voices be heard?

We invite contributions from Syrian women writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, playwrights and cross-genre writers writing in English, Arabic and Turkish for the forthcoming anthology Women Writing Syria. Visuals by artists are also welcome.

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