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The Stand, the Original Stephen King Novel and its Adaptations, in the Covid era (PCA/ACA, Stephen King Area, panel/roundtable) (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Stephen King Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2-5, 2021, http://pcaaca.org/area/stephen-king)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 27, 2021

In crises, many of us turn to literature and other forms of popular culture not only for comfort, but for insight, guidance. So it is in the "Covid era," that we have turned to "pandemic literature" and related forms for popular Culture, including Stephen King’s The Stand (1978, 1990) and its adaptations to date (1994, on television, and 2008 and 2012, in comics). Already provocative, the phenomenon is all the more so for Josh Boone's recent television adaptation, appearing amidst the ongoing pandemic, from December 17, 2020 through February 11, 2021 (http://www.imdb.com/video/vi2525675801). More so still, King, in writing the finale’s screenplay, has enriched the original’s conclusion.

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?

International Conference on Film Studies: "The Anatomy of Cinematic Identities"

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:06am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

Over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st, cinema, television, and related media have become increasingly central both to individual lives and to the lives of peoples, groups, and nations. Cinema has become a major form of cultural expression and films both reflect and influence the attitudes and behaviour of people, representing their tensions and anxieties, hopes and desires and incarnating social and cultural determinants of the era in which they were made. 

Perform or Else? Surveying the state of the discipline for the post-pandemic world

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:05am
Performance Paradigm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Call for Papers Performance Paradigm 17 (2022)

Perform or Else? Surveying the state of the discipline for the post-pandemic world

Edited by Emma Willis (University of Auckland) Chris Hay (University of Queensland) and Nien Yuan Cheng (University of Sydney)

International Online Conference on European Studies: Critical Dialogues of (Dis)Integration

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:05am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 10, 2021

The conference aims to explore Europe from a variety of perspectives. It will consider its political, social and philosophical dimensions as well as the cultural and intellectual life of Europe. Proposals can demonstrate both national and regional expertise, refer to the past or present, or offer a comparative analysis.

The main objective of the event is to bring together international scholars interested in European Studies and willing to examine intersections between their topic of interest and the broader European context. It will provide an integrated approach to the understanding of the processes within Europe.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Gender Studies Summer School

updated: 
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”

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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:

"Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures"

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:03am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

This conference will provide a deeper look into the dynamic and complex relation between construction, codes, language, expression, on one side and the crisis of representations, traumas, discontinuities and tensions in discourses, on the other. This will be conducted according to three research areas:

  1. The anachronism

  2. Narratives and discourse

  3. The temporality of trauma and subjectivity

Film Studies Summer School

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:03am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

This summer school will cover topics in Film Studies, Media and Communication, Visual Culture, Oral History and Documentary Techniques. The school courses will explore the representations of time, space and ritual, gender roles and gendered gaze, they will also discuss memory, remembering and (auto)biographical practices, especially in conflict narratives.

We are looking forward to applications from students, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to Film and Media Studies. The course will allow you to deepen theoretical and methodological knowledge and critical thinking in the field.

Shakespeare in Fiction

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:51am
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

“Shakespeare in Fiction”

Comparative Drama Conference

Orlando, FL, October 14-16, 2021

Deadline: April 1, 2021

 

Call for Chapters

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:51am
Hagai Gringarten, Ph.D.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 26, 2021

Call for Chapters

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First Year Experience: How to Study, Socialize, and Succeed in College

(Under contract with a major publisher)

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POETRY, COMICS, PROSE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:50am
Women in Comics International
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

WinC Magazine is the official publication for Women in Comics Collective International (WinC), which was founded in May 2012.Summer 2021 Issue Submissions CallJune 2021 | Theme: Dear Summer... When you think of Summer, what words come to mind? Sun, sand, and grilling or humidity, firecrackers, and sweat?

MLA 2022 CFP: “Black Is/Not a Place”

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:50am
African American LLC
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The 2022 MLA convention will be held January 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an African American LLC-sponsored panel.

 

“Black Is/Not a Place”

 

We invite papers that consider how Black refusals of autochthony, nativism, nationalism, regionalism, and place illuminate the study of Black literature across geographic and linguistic borders.   

 

Please send a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV to Kristin.moriah@queensu.ca by March 15.

 

2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Annual Conference — Television Area

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:48am
Cory Barker, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area

Friday-Sunday, 7-10 October 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Westin Minneapolis

Address: Westin Minneapolis: 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402 Phone: (612) 333-4006

Detritus, Refuse, and Other Castoffs 2021

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:47am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

The Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English presents

Detritus, Refuse, and Other Castoffs

An Online Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

August 10-12, 2021, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

Surely the wake left behind by mankind’s forward march reveals its movement just as clearly as the spray thrown up elsewhere by the prow.

 – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

The Politics of Food in the United States

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:46am
Alice Béja - Lille Institute of Political Science
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Food in the United States is framed by myths and stereotypes. The myth of America as a land of plenty, embodied by the “first” Thanksgiving, is far from the reality the first settlers encountered, and creates an image of harmonious relations between Native Americans and New England colonists that belies the violence of colonization. Today, the image of the “fast food nation” masks the diversity of local cuisines and the rich history of food and foodways in the US.

 

Comics and Graphic Narratives I and II at PAMLA Conference 2021

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will host their annual conference November 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada (November 11-14). The Comics and Graphic Narratives panels seek proposals for presentations. Panel I will meet in person, and Panel II will meet virtually (sorry, no hybrid sessions will offered during this year's conference). 

All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year's theme of "City of God, City of Destruction" are highly encouraged, but papers unrelated to the theme are welcome, too. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

The Politics of Syria

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Siasat-al-Insaf
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Call for Papers (Spring Issue 2021) The image of Syria as a war-torn country has always dominated global news cycles. On one hand, news outlets discuss how the international powers serve their own economic and political interests by implementing the Middle East Grand Strategy revolving around ‘ Creative Chaos’ policies. In short, waging a proxy war on Syria’s political and economic system, destroying culture and infrastructure, affecting civilians, violating human rights principles under the pretext of democracy and protection of human rights, with the aim to reshape Middle East politics. In this context, such news cycles persistently distort President Assad's counterstrategy.

ASAP/Journal Special Issue: The Forever Crisis

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:45am
ASAP/Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

The Forever Crisis

SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS: Suzanne Enzerink and Claire Gullander-Drolet

ESSAY SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 1, 2022

The White Rose Medieval Graduate Conference: Self & Selves

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:43am
Centre for Medieval Studies at York and the Institute for the Medieval Studies at Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The White Rose Medieval Graduate Conference: Self & Selves

The Centre for Medieval Studies at York and the Institute for the Medieval Studies at Leeds have sponsored a new postgraduate conference: the White Rose Medieval Graduate Conference! Our theme for the 2021 virtual conference is Self & Selves.

Anti-Racist Comparison: What is Comparison after Eurocentrism?

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:43am
MLA 2022 : CLCS-Medieval Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The discipline of Comparative Literature has already been through its “age of multiculturalism” (1995) and its “age of globalization” (2006), in the effort to displace European/Eurocentric hierarchies of value with more nuanced goals for literary study. As Comparative Literature has diversified, however, medieval studies has often been aligned with the old Eurocentrisms. What can medieval studies contribute to the next phase of the discipline, the “age of anti-racism”?Please send 250 word abstracts to Michelle Warren (michelle.r.warren@dartmouth.edu) by March 15th.

Articulations of the Queer Experience

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:43am
Queerlings Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Aims and Scope: We want to publish articles that articulate the queer perspective, the experience of queerness as well as essays that explore how queerness is both understood and represented in queer communities. Topics might include but are certainly not limited to:

Civilizational States and Liberal Empire—Bound to Collide?

updated: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 9:09pm
The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The 2021 Annual Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
September 18–19, 2021
New York, NY

Civilizational States and Liberal Empire—Bound to Collide?

Keynote Speaker: Christopher Coker, London School of Economics

Conference Description

CFP: MEDIA REVIEWERS and SCHOLARLY ARTICLES – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW

updated: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 12:14pm
Adam Ochonicky / Middle West Review
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CFP: MEDIA REVIEWERS and SCHOLARLY ARTICLES – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW

 

Middle West Review (MWR) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that examines the American Midwest. The journal is published biannually by the University of Nebraska Press.

 

Theorizing Zombiism II: Undead Again

updated: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 11:10am
University of Gothenburg
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Theorizing Zombiism II: Undead Again

 

29-31 July, 2021

 

University of Gothenburg

 

The zombie as an allegory for cultural, social, and scientific analysis spans almost every discipline including humanities, biology, mathematics, anthropology, economics, and political science. This range of use for the zombie narrative is a clear indication of its adaptability and viability as a distinct framework for critical theory. Theorizing Zombiism 2: Undead again will thus serve as a timely and much-needed platform for the development of international and interdisciplinary relationships between researchers, educators, practitioners and other interested parties.

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