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Vampire Studies (2021 PCA/ACA National Conference)

updated: 
Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 2:37pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Boston, MA from June 2-5, 2021. You must be a member of the PCA to submit a proposal.

This year is a return to the aborted theme from Philadelphia, the legacy of Dracula. Anyone who was accepted last year may resubmit their proposal for an automatic acceptance.  As well as Dracula, we are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

      Vampires at the end of the world and beyond

The Detectives: critical essays on select English and Bengali detective fiction

updated: 
Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 4:14am
Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, THLH Mahavidyalay
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020


Call for Papers

 

Edited volume

 

Title

 The Detectives: critical essays on select English and Bengali detective fiction

 

To be edited by Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of English,  THLH Mahavidyalay, (University of Burdwan),

Mallarpur, Dist- Birbhum,

 West Bengal, India.

 

Email:. debayanvodabarman@gmail.com

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The Detective, the Artist, and the Professor: Genre and Other Critical Mysteries

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:59am
Mollie Copley Eisenberg / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

This is a call for papers for a panel to run at NeMLA 2021, which will be conducted virtually March 11-14, 2021. Submit an abstract by October 11, 2020 [deadline extended] here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18807

This panel seeks to convene a conversation that theorizes the relationship between the detective novel, the art novel as it has been understood since modernism, and professional literary study—and in doing so move the critical study of detective fiction beyond the impulse to validate the genre as an object of study or redeem it from the stigma of genre.

Provocative Parables at the Intersection of the Secular and the Supernatural (NeMLA roundtable) (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 11:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (52nd Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 11-14, 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

A trio of anniversaries in 2021, the tenth of Terrence Malick’s film, The Tree of Life, and Tom Perrotta’s novel, The Leftovers, and the twentieth of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods, is a provocative occasion for a critical reexamination of these and related parables at the intersection of the secular and the supernatural, in their original formulations and as they have developed subsequently. 

Roundtable “participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) and the session is open to conversation and debate between participants and the audience” (http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/sessions.html).

All approaches are welcome.

Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in the Afterlife of Slavery

updated: 
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 5:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in the Afterlife of Slavery
Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Convention, March 11-14, 2021
Chair: Eugene Pae, State University of New York at Albany (epae@albany.edu)

CFP: Children’s/Young Adult Culture at Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:57am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Children’s/Young Adult Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

 

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

 

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

True Crime: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:53am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

True Crime
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Sunday 18th April 2021 - Monday 19th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

Rescheduled from 2020 due to COVID-19.

NeMLA 2021 CFP What Goes Up Must Come Down: High and Low Theories of the Victorian Novel

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:49am
Anick Rolland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP / / What Goes Up Must Come Down: High and Low Theories of the Victorian Novel

This panel examines high and low theories of the Victorian novel. Value of the 19th-century novel has fluctuated over time and under the influence of critics. Taking core theories into renewed consideration, this panel aims to gain perspective over high and low culture in its relation to the novel.

Monsters and the Monstrous: 2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:36am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Monsters and the Monstrous
2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Friday 16th April 2021 - Saturday 17th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

“I’m hated, execrated, those I meet are repelled by me. They want me crucified, and maybe their feelings are all too justified,” sang the American band The Bastard Fairies in their 2010 title track “Man-Made Monster.” The lyrics of the song oscillate between cackling threats of murder and cannibalism, and the lament, “It didn’t have to be this way, I’m a man-made monster led astray.”

Call for Book Chapters- Paris in the Americas: Yesterday and Today- OCT 1st DEADLINE

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:46am
Carole Salmon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Book Chapters- Paris in the Americas: Yesterday and Today

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals for the forthcoming scholarly volume Paris in the Americas: Yesterday and Today, an interdisciplinary edited collection of essays that will examine the long-established relationship between Paris and North, Central, and South America from the 15th century until today.

Call for Papers: »Non-Narrative Comics«

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:43am
CLOSURE: The Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Call for Papers – CLOSURE: The Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #8 (November 2021) / Thematic Section: »Non-Narrative Comics«

Open Section

In the fall of 2021, CLOSURE will once again offer a forum for all facets of comics studies. From literary, cultural, media, social and image research to the sciences and beyond: the seventh edition of CLOSURE continues our ongoing search for the best and most innovative articles and reviews representing the state of the art in comics research. We welcome detailed close readings as much as comics theory and pioneering approaches to the medium — our open section comprises a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies of all things ›comic‹.

ECR/Grad Students: call for book reviews, popular culture/cultural studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:41am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

This call is for our book recommendation section. We aim at recommending books that we find relevant in the realm of the representation of the US, as well as in the related cultural studies. We’d like to share books that we found inspiring, useful, and engaging, delving into culturally relevant topics, popular culture products, public reception, cultural politics, minority/discriminated groups’ representation, collective imaginaries fueled by cinema, music, comics, TV series, public performances, and whatnot. 

The US representation in popular culture and media - call for articles (relaunched)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:10pm
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

We are a lively academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. Our research delves into how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural creations. Our blog aims at providing a collaborative, engaging, and fair environment for any interested scholar, promoting the sharing of knowledge, experience, and ideas across disciplines and thematic fields. We’re also working to foster a stimulating space for early career researchers and postgraduate students in North American studies, thus we’ll warmly welcome their proposals.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 6:10pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Women, Gender, & Sexuality - Online

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

 

Call for Presentations: The Fourth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
Nicholas Diak & Michele Brittany / Horror Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Call for Presentations: The Fourth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020

Conference Dates: Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Sunday, May 23, 20201

Conference Hotel: The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Conference Website: http://stokercon2021.com

The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference co-chairs invite all interested scholars, academics, and non-fiction writers to submit presentation abstracts related to horror studies for consideration to be presented at the fourth annual StokerCon which will be held May 20 - 23, 2021 in Denver, CO.

Mélanges in homage to Pr. Dr. Denis Mukwege - https://journals.openedition.org/lisa/11789

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
Rennes University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 14, 2021

n this troubled and troubling period when “normal” life is suspended and depends on lockdowns whose duration can only be indeterminate in the face of an invisible and devastating evil,
At a time when everyone’s anguish is palpable, dominated by hardships and sacrifices, our civic responsibilities, our humanitarian preoccupations are all the stronger.
In this suspended time, perhaps more than ever, certain words resonate and give birth to thoughts and reflections, i.e. the sharing of ideas, ideas of solidarity, of collaborative deeds or actions, offering friendship, comfort, goodwill...

ART, AESTHETICS, AND CULTURE IN INDIAN FOLKLORE

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
GD Goenka University, Gurugram
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020


  1. Understanding Indian Folklore

  2. Globalization and Folklore Literature

  3. Folk Art of India

  4. Folklore Theories 

  5. Folklore Aesthetics and Folk Poetics

  6. Indian Folklore: Forms and Patterns

  7. Indian Folklore and Performing Arts

  8. Ideology, Propaganda, and Folklore

  9. Identity, Culture, and  Folklore

  10. Folklore and  Oral Tradition

Egan, After Postmodernism (NeMLA 2021 panel)

updated: 
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel will consider Jennifer Egan’s work in light of the post-90s literary and cultural movements emerging after postmodernism. While these contemporary trends have different names and aims (post-postmodernism, metamodernism, new sincerity, post-irony, digimodernism, performatism, the neoliberal novel, and many more), they all attempt to critique and move beyond postmodernism in some concentrated way. We invite papers that locate and complicate Egan’s work in relation to these contemporary movements.

ennifer Egan will be the convention's keynote speaker this year.

Call for chapters for an edited book: Imagining the 1980s: Representations of the Reagan Decade in Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:46pm
McFarland Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Popular culture scholars often refer to a 40-year cycle of nostalgia, and so it is not surprising that there has been a recent wave of movies and television shows set in the 1980s.  The Netflix series Stranger Things, the film IT: Chapter One, the interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and the ninth season of American Horror Story, titled “1984,” all provide prominent examples of recent texts that have used the semantic texture of the 1980s as a dramatic setting.  The fact that these texts all use the ’80s as a context for horror stories suggests the sense that an undercurrent of demonic violence undergirds the glittering fads, suburban affluence, and Reaganite yuppieism associated with the 1980s, even as these te

The Repoliticization of Urban Spaces in 80s and 90s Europe

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:43pm
Dario Marcucci Luca Zamparini
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the late 70s, the protraction of the Cold War’s tensions and the shift from Fordism towards neoliberal economics reshaped the political and public sphere within the Western block. The traditional spaces of politics lost their pivotal role, resulting in what was perceived as a general crisis of militant politics. In a 2011 interview with Justice spatiale | Spatial Justice, rereading Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey posited that this perception stemmed from the inability of the Left to include the urban dimension in its analytical framework.

Beyond This Town Lies a Life Much Sadder: Thinking Queer Rural Resistance

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Ten years after the publication of Scott Herring’s Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism, rural life, queerness, and radical resistance against gender and sexual binarisms continue to be positioned as antithetical to each another in both academic discourse and in pop cultural imaginaries. Rather than following the common narratives that position anti-queer violence as inherent to rural spaces and the people living within them, this roundtable seeks to center the conditions of possibility that produce vibrant histories and robust contemporary articulations of rural queer resistance in and beyond the American South.

Gothic Nature Journal -- TV/Film Reviews

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:40pm
Gothic Nature Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Gothic Nature is seeking TV/ film reviews for its next issue. The show or film reviewed must have a clear thematic link to ecohorror/ecoGothic and have first appeared in 2020-21 (see some possibilities below). Reviews should aim for about 1,000 words in length (Harvard style and British spelling and punctuation conventions appreciated). Send inquiries and submissions to Sara L. Crosby at crosby.sara@gmail.com. For further information about the journal, please visit: https://gothicnaturejournal.com/

Deadline for submissions:  February 1, 2021

 

Multimodal Comics: The Evolution of Comics Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:38pm
Studies in Comics
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Multimodal Comics: The Evolution of Comics Studies

Edited Essay Collection

(Madeline B. Gangnes, Chris Murray, and Julia Round, eds. Intellect Books, 2021)

 

Multimodality is of increasing relevance to human daily life. Comics are a unique and informative site in which to study this concept, as they rely on complex interactions between word and image (Cohn et al, 2017). This collection will bring together leading international research on this theme, developing comics theory and speaking to additional media and disciplines.

Re-thinking the Postcolonial: Texts and Contexts

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:01pm
NEW LITERARIA JOURNAL IN COLLABORATION WITH ASSAM UNIVERSITY(A CENTRAL UNIVERSITY), INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

New Literaria Journal, in collaboration with the Department of English, Assam University(A Central University), India invites papers for its International e-Conference on ‘Re-thinking the Postcolonial: Texts and Contexts’ to be held on 25th, 26th and 27th September, 2020.

 

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