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Feminist Spaces 4.1 (Spring/Summer)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Feminist Spaces 4.1 (Spring/Summer)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

Feminist Spaces has a new editorial team! We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting general submissions for our next issue.

Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invites students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writing, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies. Articles may originate or enter into dialogue with current feminist discourse or present historical research. Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

Moving Images: Transculture, Transmedia, and Transidentities

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Kyooyung Ra / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

ABSTRACT

 

This special session seeks to explore scholarly works on images, cultures, identities, and practices that traverse conventionally ‘fixed’ or ‘impermeable’ boundaries. Topics may range widely to include instances of cultural or aesthetic appropriation, mimicry, transmedia narratives, transnational images and identities, and more.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Cultures, societies, and their productions are never static. Whatever subject or topic we as scholars study inevitably becomes mobile, undergoes transformations, and/or turns elusive to its prescribed ontologies.

Victorian/Modern Crisis, Revolt, Survival

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Modern Language Association (Forum on Victorian and Early 20th C. English)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

How can Victorian and modernist models of negotiating crises inform organizing and political engagement in the present? How might we draw upon our literary historical knowledge as we respond to current conditions? (250-word abstracts)

 

(This is a guaranteed panel sponsored by the Forum on Victorian and Early 20th C. English for the MLA 2022 Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., January 6-9.)

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Lexington Books
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

deadline for submissions:  June 1, 2021

full name / name of organization: Series Editor: Gabrie’l J. Atchison, Ph.D., Lexington Books – atchison71@gmail.com ; Acquisitions Editor: Kasey Beduhn, kbeduhn@rowman.com
contact email: atchison71@gmail.com
Environment and Religion in Feminist-Womanist, Queer, and Indigenous Perspectives

Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

Reworlding

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
tba: Journal of Art, Media, and Visual Culture/Department of Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

tba: Call for Submissions 

tba is an annual peer-reviewed journal organized by graduate students of the Visual Arts Department at Western University in London, Ontario. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for emerging and independent artists and scholars by bringing together studio, art history, cultural studies, theory and criticism, gender studies, and related fields. It encourages experimentation and risk. 

Please note that the deadline for submissions is Friday, April 30, 2021. Thank you! 

 

Reworlding

The Politics of Gendered Work and Representation in the Nordic Screen Industries

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

 CFP: The Politics of Gendered Work and Representation in the Nordic Screen Industries

Special issue,  Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (2022)

Guest Editors: Louise Wallenberg and Maaret Koskinen (Stockholm University)

 

Gender, Violence, and the State in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Special issue of gender forum (winter 2021), edited by Judith Rauscher (U of Cologne)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

From its beginnings, speculative fiction across different media and genres has combined imaginaries of social and political organization with issues of gender and violence. Thomas More’s Utopia (1551), for example, imagined an egalitarian society that remained strictly patriarchal and a perfect government that ensured prosperity and peace by fighting preventive wars, administering capital punishment to adulterers, endorsing corporal punishment for unruly women and children, and encouraging (assisted) suicide. Whether we consider literary texts, film, TV series, comics, or other forms of cultural expression, contemporary speculative fiction continues to discuss (state-)violence and the gendered nature of socio-political relations.

Adapting Bridgerton

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:58am
Valerie Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

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's style? From the romance novels source material? Let’s consider and also weigh what worked and what didn’t. 

Length will depend on how many submissions arrive. They will be in MLA format, secondary sources welcome, scholarly be approachable and fun for fans. These will be published in a scholarly colelction--McFarland is interested. Abstracts Due May 1, essays due August 1. 

Film History Series: Call for Book Proposals

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College; Brian Snee, University of Scranton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 3, 2021

Call for Proposals: Film History Book Series

 

We are seeking proposals for complete/in-progress/planned manuscripts and edited collections for a proposed book series. The series will focus on film history: both the history of film as media texts and the history/evolution of the cinematic apparatus. 

 

RIT press has expressed interest in this series and has asked that we secure some projects before moving forward with approval.  

Potential topics include but are not limited to: 

I CIMCiH - Cartographies

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 10:19am
CIMCIH - International Conference of Hispanic Women Filmmakers
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021

The International Conference of Hispanic Women Filmmakers (CIMCiH) intends to actively contribute to the body of scholarly work on Women Directors, specifically those whose films are conceived and conducted in Spanish. This conference serves as a platform where creators, authors, scholars and students can discuss their research, and ultimately promote their work, expanding the boundaries of this historically overlooked collective.

MLA 2022 CFP: Circuitous Channels: The Communications Circuit at 40

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 10:17am
Alec Pollak
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

Circuitous Channels: The Communications Circuit at 40

Robert Darnton’s “communications circuit,” proposed in his field-defining 1982 essay “What Is the History of Books?”, has become one of book history’s foundational paradigms. Since 1982, the “communications circuit” has been endlessly reprinted, debated, revised, and amended; it has become a touchstone heuristic for more articles, books, and papers than it is possible to list.

BLACK GIRL BANNED: REBELLION AND RADICAL BLACK GIRLHOOD [Edited collection]

updated: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 4:38pm
Ebony Perro & Regina Bernard-Carreno
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

From Alice Walker’s womanism to bell hooks’ oppositional gaze, Black girls’ rebellion inspires concepts and theoretical approaches that aid in understanding the lives of girls and women.  These theorizations—and Black girls’ actions—counter dominant narratives and distortions of Black girlhood. Despite censoring, surveilling, and policing, Black girls find creative ways to assert and insert  themselves in spaces where their behavior may be considered “deviant,” “rebellious,” or “womanish. ”They often engage in what Aimee Meredith Cox calls shapeshifting to “ confront, challenge, invert, unsettle, and expose the material impact of systemic oppression”(7).

MLA 2022: The Power of Laughter: Discursive Communities and the Deconstruction of Social Hierarchies

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:22pm
The American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

In her 2014 text, All Joking Aside, Rebecca Krefting argued that “Jokesters unmask inequality by identifying the legal arrangements and cultural attitudes and beliefs contributing to their subordinated status—joking about it, challenging that which has become normalized and compulsory, and offering new solutions and strategies” (2). Humor has long been a tool for upsetting the status quo, for questioning the social institutions that exalt some, while leaving so many others behind. But does this comedic approach succeed in effecting change? What are the tangible results of challenging the existing situation?

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Latinx Literature and Culture (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:21pm
Lisette Lasater, Palomar College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Latinx Literature and Culture

Contacts: Lisette Lasater, Palomar College (lisette.lasater@gmail.com)

Edited collection “The Politics of Othering”

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
University of Gafsa
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The concept of “Othering/ Otherisation” refers to the classification of individuals or groups as outsiders. This cognitive classification divides any sociocultural and political formation into potential two generally monolithic and mutually exclusive blocks: the in-group community versus the out-group community. The inclusion or exclusion of each block is contingent on different criteria like religion, ethnicity, culture, race, politics, class, etc. When these differences are used descriptively, they become somewhat acceptable and harmless. However, when they are normative, they are often couched in the discourses of superiority or inferiority, goodness or badness, civilized-ness or uncivilized-ness, etc.

Drawing Memory in Jewish Women’s Graphic Novels: A Collection of Essays to be Published with Wayne State UP

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
Victoria Aarons/Trinity University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Drawing Memory in Jewish Women’s Graphic Novels

A Collection of Essays to be Published with Wayne State UP

Edited by Victoria Aarons

  

Chapter proposals are invited for a collection of essays under contract with Wayne State University Press on Jewish women’s graphic novels.

Special Issue on Kashmir

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
ThirdFront
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

In this special issue on Kashmir, we look at the dramatic change in the status of Kashmir that was effected with the reading down/abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019 and the aftermath of this moment. While Kashmir has been violated for decades, the removal of all special status with the abrogation was more than a symbolic change and not just because of the escalation in violence, the most dramatic internet shutdown in any modern nation. What has changed with this abrogation? What did that moment mean for Kashmir and what does it mean for its future?

 

MLA 2022: Ends of Satire

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:02pm
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Satire is dead: long live satire. How can political comedy retain its critical edge when reality is more absurd than even its burlesque depiction? What media and literary satire emerge in the interregnum between old and new worlds?

Papers may engage with a range of the following topics/fields:

--Satire and its relation to fake news, truthiness, and viral conspiracy theories

--Satire and media form-- film, TV, social media, video games, podcasts, stand-up, improv, media platforms, etc. (focusing on the dynamic or dialectic between media form & satirical content)

Special Issue of Screen Bodies 7.1 (March 2022): The Work of Lu Yang in Transnational Chinese and Global Contemporary Art and Visual Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 1:43pm
University of Montreal/Australian National University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Special Issue of Screen Bodies 7.1 (March 2022): The Work of Lu Yang in Transnational Chinese and Global Contemporary Art and Visual Culture

 

Call for papers

 

Editors: Livia Monnet (University of Montreal), Gabriel Remy-Handfield (University of Montreal), Ari Heinrich (Australian National University).

 

CFP Deadline Extended: Women and Agency: Transnational Perspectives, c.1450-1790

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 10:38am
Virtual Symposium, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

This two-day interdisciplinary symposium invites scholars to examine early modern women’s agency from a transnational perspective. Conversations about women’s agency continue to ripple across the world, from new, passionate campaigns in Mexico and Poland that have fought to address feminicide and sexual violence, to the Women’s Marches, which have annually inspired global response. Now, we turn with fresh urgency to early modern women’s participation in intellectual and literary cultures that bridged regional, national, and transnational divides.

Disability, Race, and the Politics of Care (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:17am
Davy Knittle, University of Pennsylvania and Declan Gould, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

This panel gathers papers that consider relational models of disability and histories of systemic racism in the U.S. to read quotidian practices of care. We situate care across scales, as we ask how care relationships between individuals are embedded in larger practices of identifying and resisting racialized harm in contexts including medical access, environmental racism, housing inequality, and economic justice. How, as disability and race scholars, can we consider individual and everyday acts of care as sites at which to identify and resist structural conditions of ableist, racialized physical and psychological harm and reimagine the dynamics of vulnerability and difference?

Elizabeth Bowen Review Vol 4, 2021

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:07am
University of Bedfordshire/Elizabeth Bowen Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Extension: Call for Papers, Elizabeth Bowen Review: Volume 4, 2021

 The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the fourth volume of the journal in September 2021.

For this issue, the editors are particularly interested in essays on Bowen’s short stories. However, we are very keen to see essays on any aspect of Bowen’s writing – this could include work as a reviewer and critic, Bowen’s travel writing (e.g. A Time in Rome) and non-fiction.

Essays should be 6-7,000 words including citations, and use Harvard referencing. Please attach a 150-word abstract and short biography. Completed essays should be submitted by May 31st 2021.

Gender Studies Summer School

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Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:04am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Study in London this summer!

Spend an amazing week in London and learn about gender across different disciplines – literature and culture, philosophy and sociology, media and communication, history and political science, religious studies and education.

Topics to be covered include: human rights and (in)equality, gender and migration, gender and violence, gender and creativity, gender and beauty, ecofeminism, anti-feminism and many more. Our team of international scholars will enhance your knowledge and facilitate dialogue and discussions.

International Conference on Gender Studies: “Gender and Intersectionality”

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:04am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

CfP for MLA 2022 “Mattering in the 19thC and Beyond: US Transcendentalisms, Racism, and Repair"

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:01am
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

“Mattering in the 19th C and Beyond: US Transcendentalisms, Racism, and Repair"

Roundtable organized by the Margaret Fuller Society

MLA 2022: Washington, DC, 6 to 9 January

Submission deadline: 20 March 2021

 

How do race, racism, and anti-racism operate among US transcendentalists? What alternative vocabularies and theoretical models have their Black contemporaries and later Black thinkers created? We invite proposals that challenge or reform the legacies of transcendentalism. Potential topics (others are welcome):

 

-     constructions of race

-     systemic racism

-     Black intellectual/aesthetic traditions

-     Black writers/speakers

Journal Special Edition: Gendered and Sexual Aging in the History and Culture of Medicine

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:48am
Alison Downham Moore, Western Sydney University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Contributions are invited for a special edition of a high-quality interdisciplinary journal on the topic of “Gendered and Sexual Aging in the History and Culture of Medicine”. This special edition forms part of the grant activities of Associate Professor Alison M. Downham Moore in the Australian Research Council Discovery project: Sexual Aging in the History of Medicine.

The journal special edition will be edited both by Associate Professor Moore who a historian of European and global medicine at Western Sydney University and by Professor Sarah Lamb who is Barbara Mandel Professor of Humanistic Social Sciences Professor of Anthropology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University.

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