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Gender & Embodiment in Narratives of Displacement: Special Issue of Feminist Encounters

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
Katrina Powell, Virginia Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

According to the United Nations, more than 70 million people have been displaced worldwide. The UN monitors statistics on internally displaced persons, refugees, and asylum-seekers, and within those groups there are nuanced experiences of displacement based on gender, race, sexual expression, class, religion, and ability. Experience of forced displacement—whether because of civil unrest, natural disaster, government-induced development, or climate change—is more and more a shared experience, and the narratives of these experiences can both bring together and challenge us. The recent global Coronavirus pandemic affects us all, and yet it exacerbates the inequities in medical care, services, and ability to adhere to stay-at-home mandates.

The Gendered Arab

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Salma Yassine & Vicky Panossian
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

The Arab notion of identity, defined by traditional gender roles, categorizes the binary subsets of the patriarchal understanding of performative “male” and “female” facades. Gender remains vaguely defined in the Arab world due to layers of taboo and stigma; untraditional gender roles and practices result in a halt of the fragile cyclical reality within the Arab realm. In recent years, the academic world began to decode expressions of gender within the Arab world; however, the gendered Arab identity has been fundamentally stereotyped. In this edited volume, we venture into various subsets of the 21st century Arab identity that pertain to deciphering the gendered Arab.

 

Pride/Sacrifices: Soldier Wives’ Memoirs (1947-2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Dr. Neena Gupta Vij
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Pride/Sacrifices: Soldier Wives’ Memoirs (1947-2020)

(Call for Entries for an Anthology)

 

She cleans the house and pays those bills
And has her moments when all time stands still
With the love in her heart for just one man
She can't help but cry as she looks at her band

She prays someday he'll come home safe from harm
And once again she'll snuggle up in his arms
She speaks to God about her plans and wishes
As she stands and cries while doing dishes

She's trying to hold it together the best that she can
Doing all she can do for the love of just one man

House of the Devil: Satanic Cultures (and Panics) from the 60s to Today

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:58am
James Pate, Brian Santana / Shepherd University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Chapters:  House of the Devil: Satanic Cultures (and Panics) from the 60s to Today (Proposals due October 15, 2020)

 

            From the Satanic and occult counter-cultures of the late 60s, as seen in the films of Kenneth Anger, to the Satanic Panic of the 80s, to the progressive-style Satanism of music groups like Twin Temple and organizations like The Satanic Temple, Satanism in the U.S. (both real and imagined) has long reflected the anxieties, hopes, and concerns of the culture at large.

The revelation of the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic and Exploration of Socio-cultural responses

updated: 
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 6:42am
Usha Rana/ Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University, Sagar, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you and your colleagues towards a book chapter for The revelation of the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic and Exploration of Socio-cultural responses to be published by AAP CRC Press (a Taylor & Franscis Group). Please submit your chapter(s) before August 10, 2020.

Call for Papers: Cinematic Bodies

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:09pm
Cinephile (The University of British Columbia's Film Journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The body on the screen and the body of the screen have always formed a compelling and productive pairing. From apparatus theory to production and exhibition histories, these two conceptualizations of cinematic bodies remain valuable avenues for reflecting on the use of images, their visibility, materiality, and presentation. As cinema continues to fracture and expand across our cell phones and living spaces, the screen is increasingly tangible, mobile, and ubiquitous. Like the mobile toys and popular illusions preceding modern cinema, these forms of new media present particular bodies on particular screens.

Perspectives of Gender, Sexuality, and Stereotype in the Korean Wave

updated: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 1:39pm
Marcy Tanter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

For a collection under contract with Lexington Books, we seek submissions that address both historical and theoretical perspectives of “Hallyu” that specifically intersect with issues regarding gender, sexuality, and stereotype. We anticipate that the edited volume will be cross-disciplinary and bring insights from international scholars. We welcome papers that address new research and cultural products that are relevant and current. Space for visuals is limited so non-textual elements should be included sparingly. Abstracts are due August 31, 2020 and acceptances will go out September 15.

Completed essays are due in Microsoft Word by December 1, 2020 and should be around 10,000 words in English.

 

Popular Culture Review - General Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:25pm
Dr. Amy M. Green University of Nevada, Las Vegas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

General Call for Papers

Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, wellargued, and well-researched articles on a variety of topics
related to popular culture. While film, television, literature, and video games are common popular culture subjects, we
wish to broaden the journal’s exploration of popular culture as well. Examples might include regional popular cultures,
popular culture and food, popular culture in previous decades or eras, popular culture and social media, popular
culture and music, and the like.

Submissions undergo a rigorous peer review process.

Call for Papers: At the Crossroads: Narratives of the Excluded Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:23pm
At the Crossroads: Narratives of the Excluded Online Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020

We are pleased to announce a two-day international conference “At the Crossroads: Narratives of the Excluded.” In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Conference will take place online. It will explore various methods of countering and transforming dominant discourses on a range of social issues and reflect on alternative ways of seeing and understanding things as well as presenting counter-hegemonic views of the world in various media.

We now invite proposals for 15-minute papers or three-paper panels (please title your email PAPER PROPOSAL or PANEL PROPOSAL). Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Call for Papers: Medical Heritage Library Conference 2020

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
Medical Heritage Library
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 18, 2020

The Medical Heritage Library, Inc. is hosting an online conference to celebrate a decade of digitizing primary resources in the history of medicine on Friday November 13, 2020. 

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:14am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Notice:

The Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium has been rescheduled for November 4–7, 2021 at the Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center.

Updated Information for the 2021 Symposium is presented below.

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium:

November 4–7, 2021, Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center, Sonoma, California  

 

Journal Special Issue - Gender and Sexuality: Masculinities and Femininities

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:07pm
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

 JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS

(Special Issue on Gender and Sexuality: Masculinities and Femininities)

Vol. 44, No. 2, Spring 2021

 

CONCEPT NOTE

Bodies of Knowledge

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:06pm
Phenomenology and Existentialist Special Interest Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Call for Papers for the Phenomenology and Existentialism SIG

Philosophy of Education Society (PES) 2021

Salt Lake City, USA  March 4-8

 

 

For indeed, no one has yet determined what the body can do.

 

Spinoza, Ethics III.ii

 

The body has long been an aspect of interest for philosophy of education, and pedagogical discourses in particular.

 

Loading Journal Special Issue on Kingdom Hearts

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:01pm
Dean Bowman, University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 14, 2020

Dear All,

My Colleagues and I at the University of East Anglia are putting together a special edition of Loading… journal on the Kingdom Hearts franchise as a transmedia phenomenon. The issue is based on an expansion of papers we gave at a panel at the DiGRA conference at Ritsumeikan university in Kyoto last year. But we are looking for additional articles to complement those we already have in order to attempt to address as wide a group of topics as possible through the lens of this important franchise. Our ambition is that this could become an important repository of research and theorising on this game series and the topic of transmedia production and fandom.

I’ll paste the CFP below but the link is here also:

Genetic Histories and Liberties: Eugenics, Genetic Ancestries and Genetic Technologies in Literary and Visual Cultures

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 11:08am
Christina Lake
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Call for Chapters for Edited Book

Genetic Histories and Liberties: Eugenics, Genetic Ancestries and Genetic Technologies in Literary and Visual Cultures

Gender and the Body Series, Edinburgh University Press

We invite chapters that examine the ways in which representations of the body and gender within literature and visual culture (including film, television, graphic novels, comics, and video games) from the eighteenth century to the present day have engaged with and challenged political, religious, cultural and social attitudes towards eugenics, genetic ancestries and genetic technologies

Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 1 November 2020

Madness and Melancholy in Early Modern English Drama (RSA Dublin, April 7-10, 2021)

updated: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 2:58pm
Avi Mendelson / RSA Conference, Dublin, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 10, 2020

Few people know about Kelly Thomas, a homeless man diagnosed with schizophrenia who, in 2011, was beaten to death in Orange County by six police officers. Thomas was unarmed. All the officers were acquitted. The way we treat those with mental illness has become of interest to humanities scholars, particularly those working in Disability Studies. Margaret Price’s brave research, in Mad at School, rallies against the exclusion of those with mental disability from academic discourse (and academic life). Scholars of early modern disability have explored various neurodiversity in theater, from figurations of wise fools to imaginings of mad revengers.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:53pm
Mythlore, journal of The Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Mythlore, Spring 2021:

Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

Guest Edited by Melanie A. Rawls

 

Deadline extended: Submit finished papers by December 20, 2020

 

Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on Ursula K. Le Guin, grandmaster of mythopoeic fantasy.

Community Media in the Era of Pandemics, Protests, and Post Truths

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:47pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This special issue of The Projector seeks submissions focused on contemporary community media as activist and aesthetic practices. In 2005, Kevin Howley described community media as “popular and strategic interventions into contemporary media culture committed to the democratization of media structures, forms, and practices.”[1] In revisiting this definition 15 years later, the holistic aim of this special issue is to interrogate shifts in various community media making environments brought about in the past decade.

naturalized institutional/cultural censorship versus film/media that illuminate the lived experiences of marginalized people

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:47pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

 

A popular site such as ShortList https://www.shortlist.com/ offers lists of what it presents (without qualification) as the best movies of a decade or genre and the best shows to watch on streaming services. The site was first launched in 2010 as an adjunct to Shortlist, the free British weekly magazine designed for young professional men. After its print edition ended in 2018, shortlist.com ostensibly became a venue no longer aimed at white, upwardly mobile (British) men. Today, it presents itself as providing a “new way of ordering your world and helping you find the best of everything [in] entertainment, tech, style, home, health & fitness and food.”

 

The 5th Vampire Academic Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:45pm
The International Vampire Arts and Film Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 14, 2020

The 5th Vampire Academic Conference
Virtually Hosted
October 30th 2020 9:00 am- 7:00 p.m. and October 31st 10:00 am- 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

            American Vampires
            CALL FOR PAPERS

MAIN THEMES: This conference will focus on the American Vampire and how they are represented. There is a vast amount of literature and film representing American vampires such as Salem’s Lot, Anne Rice and her chronicles, Lost Boys, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Blade, Twilight and of course Bela Lugosi’s classic Dracula

   American Vampires KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS: To Be Confirmed

Reform and Social Justice in 19th-century American Literature

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

19th-century America was the site of various reform movements: antislavery, women's rights, education, temperance, penal reform, et al.

Making Games Matter (Special Issue of Computers and Composition)

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 9:51am
Rebekah Shultz Colby, University of Denver & Steve Holmes, Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Computers and Composition and Computers and Composition Online Special Issue Call for Papers: Making Games Matter

Bad Mothers: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:30pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 4, 2020

Bad Mothers
A Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
 
Sunday 14th March 2021 - Monday 15th March 2021
Lisbon, Portugal

Making a Murderer: True Crime in Contemporary American Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:18pm
Crime Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

“Everybody’s fascinated with the notion that there is a cause and effect,” claims notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, quoted in the Netflix original, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019) – that we can “put our finger on it,” and reassuringly rationalise the genesis of the uniquely modern phenomenon of the American serial killer. But when there is “absolutely nothing” in the background of a serial murderer that would lead one to believe they were “capable of committing murder,” how do we begin to acclimatise ourselves to this violent defect of contemporary history?

ReFocus: The Films of Kim Ki-young

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:14pm
Chung-kang Kim
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call For Papers: ReFocus: The Films of Kim Ki-young

Contact email: Chung-kang Kim(chungkangkim@gmail.com)

Deadline (abstract): 15 October 2020

Deadline (full manuscript): 30 May 2021

 

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