Queerness has been represented on film, in varying ways, from the advent of motion pictures to the present day. This special issue of the academic journal Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture will explore the forms and functions of groundbreaking queer cinema in the early decades of the 21st century. Completed articles on any topic pertaining to contemporary cinema studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from established and emerging scholars of various disciplines.
‘Culture’ is a loaded and intense term that encapsulates the intersections of complex social structures, ideologies, and representations. Culture and its intricate study are thus situated in the dense interplay of deeper linguistic expressions, diverse literary and non-literary constructions, and polymorphous media narratives. While reading a Harry Potter book; watching a Bollywood movie; enjoying an IPL match; relishing the WhatsApp jokes; buying a Maharaja burger; and interacting in a multicultural classroom—we are invariably and unwittingly encompassed and informed by the ‘circuit of culture’ (Paul Du Gay: 1997).
This goes out in the public domain with the desire to establish an academic association titled
tentatively as “Association for the Study of Marginalised Literatures of the World”.
There are multiple academic associations which are focusing on mainstream and
dominant cultures and literature. We know that there are also associations which are focusing
on one or the other marginalised community and their literature. Our aim is to provide a
single and unique platform to all the possible marginalised literatures which are either
neglected or not taken seriously.
We are planning to bring the scholars and academicians on a single stage that will
Chinese fandoms are a growing area of interest attracting attention from groups as diverse as academia, industry, and even government. Although the foci of these groups vary, at the core are questions related to the function, organization, interests, and activities of fan groups. As Chinese media and entertainment industries mature and transnational collaborations increase, content and celebrity figures both inside and outside the Chinese context are increasingly distributed, consumed, and implicated in the formation (or extension) of fan communities.
Telling Life Stories: Ethos, Positionality, and Structures of Narrative
The reading and analysing of life stories offer multiple perspectives in understanding the self-reflexivity of authorial consciousness, the rhetorical/stylistic fashioning of ethos, and the fabulation/fictionality of narrative. Lived experiences, of the author as well as the reader, allow perception of meaning against the sedimented social, political, and cultural paradigms of the “master” or “grand narrative,” as Jean-François Lyotard puts in his seminal work, The Postmodern Condition (1979). The dialectic of human action and social reality within such narratives serves to map the interrelated progression of individuals and cultures throughout history.
For far too long the story of British history and culture (of Western history generally) has presented the presence of Africans within Britain as a product of the Atlantic slave trade. Not only is this figuring of Africans as first arriving in the British Isles as enslaved people simply inaccurate as a matter of historical fact, it carries deeply troubling and problematic categorical and ontological implications through casting the very identity of Africans and their descendants first and foremost as enslaved people in the historical imagination.
The book provides an in-depth analysis of global perspectives on advancing public and social gender policy worldwide; it also examines women’s political representation and participation in peace processes in the context of their community, emphasizing existing cultural norms with biases, questioning societal prejudices toward women, for example, in STEM and creative economies. The volume covers several domains presenting a wide range of important issues that demonstrate gender inequality, discussing a wide range of cultural and geographical realities.
Call for Book Chapters: Hong Kong Discourse: Surveillance, Resistance, and Transformation
Editors: Magdalen Ki (Hong Kong Baptist University), Wayne Liang (Lingnan University)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Jadavpur University Essays and Studies (JUES) Vol. 36 (Themed Issue)
Editors: Dr. Rafat Ali
Dr. Doyeeta Majumder
Death, Dying and Diseases: Critical Reflections
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work
deadline for submissions:
4 April 2022
full name / name of organization:
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of creative writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, short dramatic pieces, and literary journalism), as well as scholarly essays in all fields of English studies.
Due to a number of requests and a heck of a hectic beginning to 2022, we have extended the deadline for article submissions for Theatre Annual 2022. We welcome articles on theatre and performance of North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean Islands, from diverse fields such as theatre studies, performance studies, popular culture, music, anthropology, dance, communication, philosophy, folklore, history, and areas of interest that cross disciplinary lines. We especially encourage submissions from graduate students and early career scholars. Please do not hesitate to contact TA editor Ann Folino White email@example.com with any questions regarding your submission.
The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal is the official publication of the James Fenimore Cooper Society. Published twice a year, it promotes the study of the life and works of James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851). The Cooper Society draws its membership from scholars and enthusiasts from about a dozen countries.
We are editing a Handbook of the Short Story in the World for Brill as part of the series Handbooks of Literary and Cultural Studies, and we are looking for chapters on some specific topics (see below). We are well aware that the chapters are broad in their scope. Some of these chapters should have a comparativist approach that covers several countries. For that reason, we are looking for potential contributors who have expertise in the field to write a synthetical approach to the topic while at the same time being analytical in the discussion of concrete short stories. Ideally a chapter should offer an overview of the topic, and then discuss three or four authors and/ or stories.
The academic journal Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture, published by Intellect Ltd., seeks an established or emerging scholar to serve as its Reviews Editor. We particularly seek individuals with expansive interests in the areas addressed by the journal, evidence of an accomplished or promising record of scholarship, and familiarity with the editing process. The successful candidate will be responsible for recruitment of three to five reviews per issue of books, other media, or older works deserving a new look; editing those reviews; and securing author permissions to publish them. A small stipend from the publisher is provided.
The Comparative Media Arts Journal is seeking submissions for its 12th issue, entitled Thresholds. The CMAJ is an open-source journal for early-career and graduate-level artists, scholars, and writers. Please read the full call for works and description of submission guidelines here:
Deadline for proposal submissions: May 1, 2022
Deadline for completed essays: November 1, 2022
The theme of environmental crisis has been present in the public debate for several decades, and forcefully resurfaced in 2015 when the 2030 Agenda containing the goals of sustainable development was launched, including the preservation of all forms of life, the struggle against global warming and the production of clean and renewable energy. In the same year, the publication of the papal encyclical Laudato si’ on “integral ecology” and the conclusion of the Paris agreements on climate change also prompted debate on this theme. Throughout the years, environmental issues have progressively permeated the realm of scientific research as well.
POWERS OF POP: Cross-Cultural Influences Between Japanese and American Pop Cultures
To be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Edited by Dr. Kendra Sheehan and Matthew Hodge
CFP: Narrating Dreams: Solution and Dissolution (Due 31 December 2022)
Juliet Flower MacCannell (University of California-Irvine, USA)
Claude Fretz (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
Rose Hsiu-li Juan (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
We are seeking essays and papers for an edited collection which engages the concept of ‘dark academia.’
At the center of the dark academic sensibility lies a paradox: though dark academia enjoys the cosmetic trappings of the pursuit of higher knowledge, it is at its core a celebration of the university as a place of occultation and performativity. The dark academic’s taste for mystery, history, and a distinctly Anglophone, Romantico-Modernist canon – coupled with an equally distinct early 20th century sartorial and lifestyle model – runs inevitably into exclusivity, elitism, and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, the case can be made that these very elements are in fact constitutive of dark academia, as such.
Call for Abstracts:
Submissions (2/28/2022 & Rolling Thereafter)
Survive and Thrive (S & T) seeks papers, creative nonfiction, personal narratives, poetry, visual arts, and media in the medical humanities for its open issue (nearly complete for Spring 2022) and its poetry issue (Fall-Winter 2022). Deadlines for earliest consideration are the last day of February 2022; deadlines for subsequent issues will roll throughout the year. See https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/
Aims & Scope (2/28/2022)
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2022, open to all, on the subject of
Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death
The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies, vol. 15 (2023), the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.
The distinguished panel of judges will comprise:
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 15 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
on the theme of
Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death
Gerri Kimber, University of Northampton, UK Todd Martin, Huntington University, USA and
Journal of Comparative Studies
Materialities of the Photobook
Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2022
David Campany (International Center of Photography/U. Westminster)
José Bértolo (U. Nova de Lisboa/Caldas da Rainha School of Arts & Design)
Trace, a peer-reviewed, open-access, and interdisciplinary journal seeks proposals of 250-300 words for its upcoming issues thematized around AI. Trace considers the material and ethical impacts of media in all forms with specific interest in scholarship that theorizes the confluences of technology, culture, and life.
This issue invites proposals for articles that analyze and critique the various and sometimes contested representations of Artificial Intelligence (AI). We especially encourage papers that consider non-Western narratives, as well as relatively recent ones from a range of mediums. Topics can include but are not limited to: