Over the past decade, the media ecology has been dramatically shifting with the advent of online “overthe-top” streaming services, the streaming wars that followed, and the platformization of the web. As the distance between big tech companies and legacy media players rapidly dwindles, rippling effects can be felt across industries, audience practices, regulatory frameworks, and more. Simultaneously, the rise of streaming services also continues to provoke further theorizations on topics that have concerned media scholars for decades regarding the asymmetrical dynamics of power and influence as it relates to globalization processes, representation, identity, politics, cultural and national mediations, and economic development.
Call for Papers
For a Book of Essays on Forgotten Disney
Since Walt Disney released the first animated talking short Steamboat Willie in 1928, the Disney name has been associated with many classics of film and television. Recognized worldwide, these works and their characters have received extensive popular and critical attention and overshadowed other interesting but less significant offerings in Disney’s prolific oeuvre. This
call for proposals for a special issue of Transnational Screens
“From Yesterday’s Margins to Today’s: Towards Decolonizing Curricula, Pedagogy, and Research in Transnational Screen Media”
edited by Sheetal Majithia and Dale Hudson
JAm It! is an annual, peer-reviewed journal of American Studies created by junior faculty, early-stage researchers, and PhD students. We publish academic articles, book reviews, and creative writing, favoring fresh and original contributions.
We aspire to be an inclusive and eclectic journal – an intellectual hub of exchange for a wide range of critical approaches to the field of American Studies, both in Italy and abroad. Each issue will feature a chosen methodology, with the aim of giving the broadest possible outlook on that particular branch.
We are currently seeking contributions for our 6th issue.
The Fractured States of America
Expressions of interest are sought for contributions to a planned 2022 special issue of Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) devoted to the topic of ‘The Home’. We anticipate publishing wide-ranging sets of ideas that capture the current and emerging challenges and opportunities for feminist thinkers examining aspects of the home and housing more generally.
We welcome contributions from scholars in any discipline, including architecture, built environment, design, sociology, social policy, geography, politics, anthropology, cultural studies, film, and literature.
Intraspection, a journal of rhetoric, culture, and style, is accepting submissions on a rolling basis.
(Deadline Extended to June 30th, 2021)
South Atlantic Review Special Issue: “Post-Normative?”
Guest Editors: Horacio Sierra, Bowie State University & Austin Svedjan, Louisiana State University
2022 will be the 40th anniversary of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. With a goal of celebrating this work and introducing it to a new generation of readers, this is a call for proposals for original critical essays about the novel.
The volume will appear in spring 2022 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: Salem Press - Critical Insights: Works
Whether we praise or deride it, we now live in its shadows and must reckon with what it has bequeathed us. Western thought is haunted by the Enlightenment
(Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, 2013)
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review invites submissions for a special issue on Hawthorne and Religion, with guest editor Jonathan A. Cook. Over the course of his career, Hawthorne earned a reputation as the nation’s leading imaginative interpreter of New England Puritanism and its nineteenth-century cultural legacy, but the exact nature of his religious predilections remains open to debate. Was he a bona fide Christian? If he was, why didn’t he go to church? What credence did Hawthorne give to his ancestral Calvinism? What impact did his wife’s Unitarianism have on him? Did Hawthorne have a well-kept “secret” that influenced his depiction of repressed guilt? What did Hawthorne think of contemporary evangelical Protestantism, and of the nation’
Call for Papers
Planetary Health Humanities and Pandemics
Heike Härting and Heather Meek (eds.)
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.
Call for Papers
Title: Peer Review and the Pandemic
Deadline: 1 September 2021
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory solicits submissions that address the intersection of narrative, history, ideology, and/or culture, all broadly defined. Of particular interest are narrative and history; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory and media studies; post-structural, postcolonial, and ecocritical approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and/or disciplinary boundaries.
Call for Papers
Essays and Studies, the journal of the Department of English, Jadavpur University invites scholarly essays for its non-themed issue to be published in 2022. Faculty members and researchers (specializing in Literature/English Literature) in India and abroad are requested to send us by 31 July 2021 a 500 word abstract indicating the subject/focus of their essays. The authors of the selected abstracts will receive a confirmation email by 21 August 2021. They will then be expected to mail in their essays by 30 November 2021.
Following the pandemic, the ways in which mobile bodies are being administered and governed are in sync with advanced techniques of demographic control, which manifests into increasing digital surveillance on mobilities. Conversely, the neo-liberal economic order reifies speed and mobility, while ‘deterritorialization’ continues to constitute an important paradigm for the ‘flows and networks’ in a globalized world.
Special Edition of Revenant: ‘Contemporary Legend: the stories we tell and how we tell them’
Deadline for abstract submissions: Thursday 30 September 2021.
Guest Editors: David Clarke, Sophie Parkes-Nield, Andrew Robinson and Diane A. Rodgers (Centre for Contemporary Legend, Sheffield Hallam University)
Special Issue Call for Papers
Struggle & Hustle: Queer Nonfiction Prose
Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism invites submissions for a special issue devoted to exploring trans and queer mutual aid, support, and networks in all genres and periods of nonfiction prose. This issue seeks to delve into the ways in which trans and queer writers have mobilized nonfiction prose to make visible marginalized identities, disseminate underground knowledge, and fashion networks of care and family.
Generational Studies is growing as an area of research as multiple generations now co-exist in the workforce. Each generational cohort brings with it diverse viewpoints and varied lived experiences—sometimes quite disparate of one another. Therefore, exploring these age cohorts potentially provides an opportunity to discuss and better understand the challenges of creating cohesiveness as well as discovering the interrelatedness of cultural experiences that have the potential to connect generations.
We welcome papers on topics related to America’s generations including: Baby Boomers, Generation Jones, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials (Gen Y), and iGen (Gen Z).
Young adult (YA) speculative fiction routinely engages with many of life’s most important questions: love, death, relationships, the future of the planet, identity, belonging, and our very future as human beings. Whether styled after the classical bildungsroman or otherwise, coming of age narratives in the speculative genre encourage readers to challenge existing power structures and advocate self-expression and self-confidence. They also return agency to those often divested of power by the institutional and social structures that restrict freedoms based on age, and recenter the adolescent as a critical social figure.
HJEAS Books, New Series
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) will launch a series of books to be published by Debrecen University Press beginning in 2022 that will reflect scholarship in the areas covered by the Journal, which include but are not limited to the literature, film, art, history, and religion of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. All books will be published as Open Access ebooks and as printed using Print on Demand. They will be kept in print.
PROPOSALS for either RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS are welcome.
Storyworlds. A Journal of Narrative Studies, published by the University of Nebraska Press, is inviting additional submissions for a special issue titled Narrative Medicine in Unhealthy Times. We welcome papers focused on a variety of topics in the multidisciplinary field of narrative medicine, including the following broad categories:
• Historical perspectives that present the emergence of narrative medicine as a distinct sub-field of study
• Narrative medicine, suffering, and empathy
• Ethics of research and narrative medicine
• Narrative medicine and the biopolitical
• Narrative medicine and the Covid-19 pandemic
• Neoliberalism and narrative medicine
The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, invites submissions on any aspect of the Robin Hood tradition. The editors especially welcome essays in the following areas: formal literary explication, manuscript and early printed book investigations, historical inquiries, new media examinations, and theory and cultural studies approaches. Proposals for guest-edited special issues are also welcome. Forthcoming special issues focus on Otto Bathurst’s 2018 Robin Hood film and Robin Hood games. We are looking for concise essays, 4,000-8,000-words long, in current CMS style with footnotes and end bibliographies.
Class and Precarity in a New World Order: Writers and Artists Respond
Dave Lordan and Michael O’Sullivan
“Literature in his truly encyclopedic respect, displaceses the various kinds of knowledge, does not fix or fetishize any of them”: with this statement Roland Barthes affirmed the singularity of the literary fact and the specific relationship between literature and other disciplines. Provocative as it is, literature can at times both attract and irritates, soothe and disturb. Barthes’ claim can certainly apply to Elena Ferrante’s works. Her writing is in dialogue with traditional and contemporary texts, articulating practices and topics which are central not only to the literary universe, but also to philosophy, feminism, history, social sciences, and psychoanalysis.
Solo Theater and Performance
Solo Theater and Performance is an edited anthology of critical essays encompassing contemporary practices, issues and methods, prominent figures, and historical contexts in the domain of one-person theater and performance. Research scholars and academics interested in the area are welcome to contribute to the proposed volume.
Please Visit http://cpracsis.org/solo_thea_perf.php
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Black Lives Matter: Lessons from the Harlem Renaissance
- proposals due Friday, June 4, 2021 -
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing invites submissions for Volume 9 (2021). DH publishes
*Reports from the Field
For more information, please see the journal's listing at The WAC Clearinghouse: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/