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Deadline Approaching: Groundbreaking Queer Cinema in the 21st Century (Journal Theme Issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 11:38am
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

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.

A Critical Companion to David Fincher

updated: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 9:26am
Francis Mickus/Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Deadline extension

Cultural Trajectories through Language, Literature and Media (A Three-Day International Conference- Online)

updated: 
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 6:27am
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur (India)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 12, 2022

‘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).

TWC: Chinese Fandoms **DEADLINE EXTENDED**

updated: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 12:11pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Chinese Fandoms

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.

Deadline Extended: Two Vonnegut Panels at ALA 2022 in Chicago

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 2:36pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

American Literature Association Annual Conference

May 26-29, 2022

Chicago, IL

The Kurt Vonnegut Society will sponsor two panels at the upcoming ALA Conference:

Vonnegut on Film
Robert Weide’s documentary Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time was released in theaters
on November 19, 2021, following a Kickstarter campaign and much anticipation from
Vonnegut fans and scholars alike. Weide’s work is the first full-length documentary film
addressing the author’s life and works. This session invites responses to the
documentary and to “Vonnegut on Film” more broadly.

Hong Kong Discourse: Surveillance, Resistance, and Transformation

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:09am
Magdalen Ki and Wayne Liang
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Call for Book Chapters: Hong Kong Discourse: Surveillance, Resistance, and Transformation

Publisher: Brill

Editors: Magdalen Ki (Hong Kong Baptist University), Wayne Liang (Lingnan University)

Dates:

Current Research in Speculative Fiction CFP 2022

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:59am
CRSF, University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2022

11th Annual Conference

30th June – 1st July 2022, University of Liverpool - https://crsfhome.home.blog/

 

“Always treat language like a dangerous toy.” (Ansel Hollo)

KEYNOTES:

Dr. Christy Tidwell (South Dakota School of Mine & Technology) Dr. Jalondra A Davies (Writer and Scholar)

WORKSHOP: Sell Your Stories: Writing and Submitting SFF Short Fiction.

Constructing Fantastical Worlds from Antiquity to the Present

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:58am
University of Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Constructing Fantastical Worlds: from Antiquity to the Present

University of Amsterdam, Thursday 30th June– Friday 1st July 2022

Keynote Speakers: Dr Benjamin Stevens (Trinity University) and Dr Rutger Allan (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) 

This interdisciplinary two-day workshop is devoted to the construction of fantastical worlds across various narrative media from antiquity to the present. 

Crones, Crime, and the Gothic

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:54am
Falmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

 

Crones, Crime, and the Gothic

 

In-person Conference

 

Falmouth University UK, 10-11 June 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Older women have traditionally been portrayed negatively in folklore, fairy tales, literature and film, for example. Images of witches, evil stepmothers, shrivelled, bitter 'spinsters', and vindictive, bullying women abusing positions of power are rife in Western culture. Yet,

 

perhaps things are changing. A new emphasis on the need to discuss and understand the

 

Suspirias: Covering Trauma, Memory and the Body

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:54am
Queen Mary University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

Suspirias: Covering Trauma, Memory and the Body


Queen Mary, University of London, 11th June 2022
Co-organisers: Archie Wolfman and Alice Pember

This symposium considers Dario Argento’s 1977 giallo horror Suspiria alongside Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 film of the same name.

 

GCO Comics Conference 2022 Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in Flux

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 7:18pm
University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

GRADUATE COMICS ORGANIZATION COMICS’ CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS 2022 Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in FluxUniversity of FloridaMay 20th-22nd, 2022 (Gainesville, FL) Deadline for Submissions: February 18th, 2022 The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida, Gainesville now invites proposals to our 18th annual conference: “Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in Flux.” Our hybrid conference will be held virtually over Zoom and in-person from May 20th-22nd, 2022. We welcome applicants from all stages of their careers to submit papers addressing any aspect of the conference topic.

FROM LUCAS TO DISNEY: STAR WARS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:47am
Douglas Brode, Cyrus R. K. Patell, and Jamie Gabrielle Viray Uy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking concise essays of approximately 5,000 words about any aspect of Star Wars storytelling that has emerged since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012. We are seeking pieces that are academically rigorous, but accessible to the general reader.

Women in Supernatural

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:46am
Susan Nylander and Mandy Taylor
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Women in Supernatural: Critical Essays

Under consideration with McFarland & Company

Editors:

Susan Nylander, Barstow College

Mandy Taylor, California State University, San Bernardino

Project Overview 

CFP:Dark Academia: Definitions, Theories, and Prospects

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:50am
Cody Jones-- NYU
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

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. 

(Un)common Horrors

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:50am
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

 

Call for Papers
(Un)common Horrors

 

Call For Papers: Mel Brooks--Critical Essays

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:49am
Sue Matheson / University College of the North
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

I am currently soliciting abstracts of 250 words for essays to be included in a book which will examine the richness and relevance of Mel Brooks’ body of work, from its beginnings in stand-up comedy and improvisation, the broad farce and parody for which Brooks is so well known, his forays into drama and his success on Broadway. I welcome proposals that foreground Brooks’ significant contributions to American culture and comedy. Proposals may examine an individual or a number of Brooks’ works, Brooks’ work as a comedian or a dramatist, and Brooks as a writer, actor, director, or producer of television, film or on Broadway.

Folk Horror (Special Issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:49am
Horror Studies (Journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 3, 2022

Horror Studies – Proposed special issue on Folk Horror  

Guest editors, Dr Dawn Keetley, Professor of English and Film, Lehigh University, dek7@lehigh.edu, and Dr Jeffrey A. Tolbert, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Folklore, Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg, jat639@psu.edu 

Geek/Art CONfluence: Presentations on Geek Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:48am
Geek/Art CONfluence
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The third annual Geek/Art CONfluence, a comic con taking place through the School of Art at Syracuse University, is accepting proposals from both FACULTY/PROFESSIONALS and STUDENTS (grad and undergrad) on GEEK CULTURE-RELATED topics.

GEEK CULTURE includes comics/manga; sci-fi and fantasy books, magazines, and movies; cartoons and animation; gaming; fan culture such as cosplay and zines; and related topics.

Call for Abstracts: Trace Journal, Issue 5

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:44am
Brandon Murakami / Trace
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

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:

Marxism and Neoliberalism Today

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:42am
The University of Florida Marxist Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

CFP: Annual University of Florida Marxist Reading Group Conference

“Marxism and Neoliberalism Today”

 

Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida

April 8-10, Gainesville, FL

 

Keynote: Rachel Greenwald Smith (St. Louis University)

 

DFW 2022 - David Foster Wallace - Austin, TX - June 2-4, 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:23am
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 7, 2022

The International David Foster Wallace Society invites you to attend DFW 2022 in Austin, Texas. Special events at the Harry Ransom Center (home to Wallace’s archive), social events, and other presentations will be included, in addition to a wide variety of panels of Wallace criticism and commentary. 

Panels will be held at the University of Texas Glickman Conference Center. The keynote address by Pulitzer winner Jennifer Egan will be held at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall on Thursday, June 2. The keynote, sponsored by the Harry Ransom Center, is free and open to the public.

The Living Legacy of African American Studies: Its Past, Present, and Future(s)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:22am
LaRonda Sanders-Senu, Laura Wilson, Adria Goldman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 4, 2022

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS

 

The Living Legacy of African American Studies: Its Past, Present, and Future(s)

 

Edited by: Adria Y. Goldman, Ph.D., LaRonda Sanders-Senu, Ph.D., and Laura Wilson, Ph.D.

 

“There is the definite desire and determination to have a history, well documented, widely known at least within race circles, and administered as a stimulating and inspiring tradition for the coming generations” - Arturo Schomburg, “The Negro Digs Up His Past” 

 

What is African American Studies? Where is it located? Why is it important? What does its future look like? 

 

Special Issue: Supernatural Cities

updated: 
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 6:18pm
Guest Editors: Alicia Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan University), Dr Rachael Ironside (Robert Gordon University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

****DEADLINE EXTENDED 31 JANUARY 2022****

 

The peer-reviewed, open access e-journal Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural is inviting submissions for its special issue: Supernatural Cities.

Guest Editors: Alicia Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan University), Dr Rachael Ironside (Robert Gordon University)

Food and the American Dream

updated: 
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 2:55pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

CFP: Food and the American Dream

Proposals due February 28, 2022

 

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