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Transmedia Storytelling in K-Pop

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 6:58pm
Nicholas E. Miller, Ph.D. / MICDS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
https://rebrand.ly/cfp-transmedia-k-pop

I am excited to invite submissions for a new volume titled Transmedia Storytelling in K-Pop, which is under contract with Lexington Books—an imprint of Bloomsbury Books.

Inside No. 9: Affect, Form, Genre (edited collection)

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 5:21pm
Dr. Benjamin Broadribb
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2024

‘Half-hour nothings, every fourth one a dud.’ That’s how Steve Pemberton, playing a fictionalised version of himself, describes Inside No. 9 (IN9)to Reece Shearsmith (also playing himself) in ‘Plodding On’, the closing episode of the ninth series of the BBC anthology series.

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 8, 2025

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:34pm
Messengers from the Stars
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2025

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by Science fiction and Fantasy. The 2025 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

‘Getting Medieval’: Fantasy and the Middle Ages

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Volume 1, Issue 2

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:32pm
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Call for Papers

Volume 1, Issue 2

[The Apollonian is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that is published bi-annually.]

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies seeks submissions for its sophomore issue (since its revival). The journal welcomes Academic Essays (within 5000 words), Short Essays (within 1500 words) and Book Reviews (within 2000 words). For the forthcoming issue, the submissions can be interdisciplinary, but must fall within the broader definition of humanities (and this also includes areas such as STEM and medical humanities, new media, visual cultures etc).

Book Reviews: 

SCMS 2025 Panel CFP: Emotional Horror

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:32pm
Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Chicago April 3-6, 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

In her seminal essay on body genres, Linda Williams characterizes embodied responses to film genres, citing shudders and screams as the products of horror and tears as the product of melodrama. Yet a great deal of horror scholarship has investigated the intimate allegorical relations between horror’s monsters and marginalized subject positions, as in canonical works such as Monsters in the Closet (Harry M. Benshoff) and Horror Noire (Robin R. Means Coleman). Studies have further explored how horror media function cathartically as relatively safe encounters with terror for those experiencing cultural prejudice, as seen in Isabel Cristina Pinedo’s Recreational Terror and Heather Petrocelli’s Queer for Fear.

Monsters with Minds of their Own: Evil Non-human and Hybrid intelligences in Literatures and Creative Media

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:31pm
University of Gafsa
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2025

Although in many cultures, there are references to cunning monsters and evil creatures who lure, outwit, tempt, seduce or even invade the minds of humans, the representation of predatory non-human and hybrid intelligences has not been sufficiently studied. the attitude to intelligence remains ambivalent. It is a concept that has only recently started to be decolonized. It was used to discriminate against groups and individuals. It has been standardized and “de-standardized” as power structures and cultural paradigms shifted. It is still a very problematic concept. 

ReFocus: The Cinema of Dariush Mehrjui

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:30pm
ReFocus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

ReFocus: The International Directors Series, published by Edinburgh University Press invites scholars, researchers, and practitioners to submit papers for a title dedicated to the influential works of Dariush Mehrjui (1939-2023), a seminal figure in Iranian cinema. Known for his profound impact on the New Wave of Iranian cinema, Mehrjui’s films blend social commentary, philosophical inquiry, and aesthetic innovation. This title aims to explore the multifaceted dimensions of Mehrjui’s oeuvre, examining his contributions to film art and his role in shaping Iranian and global cinema.

Topics of Interest

CreArte Latino Arts & Humanities Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:29pm
College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas Rio Grande
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 25, 2024

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville Campus

October 17 10:00 – 4:00 CDT

October 18 10:00 – 4:00 CDT

Hybrid Conference – In Presence and Online

 

CFP SUBMISSIONS DUE AUGUST 25, 2024 by 11:59pm PST

Televisual Dissidence in an Era of Information Warfare: Separatism, Terrorism and the Screen Media in Africa

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:28pm
Floribert Patrick C. Endong
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2024

Televisual Dissidence in an Era of Information Warfare: Separatism, Terrorism and the Screen Media in Africa

Editors: Dr. Floribert Patrick C. Endong, University of Dschang, Cameroon 

               Dr. Augustus Onchari Nyakundi, Chuka University, Kenya

 

Concept Notes

Global Blake Symposium Musical Afterlives

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:26pm
Global Blake Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

If Horatio’s famous quote “Ut pictura poiesis” seems incontrovertible when we look at William Blake’s illuminated books, “Ut musica poiesis” could be the next unquestionable truth when one comes across the thousands of musical renderings inspired by Blake’s verses.

Special Issue on Barbenheimer

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:23pm
Canadian Journal of Film Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

Canadian Journal of Film Studies 
Call for Papers
Special Issue: Barbenheimer

(Version française ci-bas)

Call for Papers. Aging in Advertising. Reflections on the representation of the elderly in campaigns and on age in the advertising industry

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:14pm
Revista Internacional de Comunicación Audiovisual, Publicidad y Estudios Culturales
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Old age and aging are biological as well as sociocultural constructs and processes; they cannot be completely separated, but rather they influence each other and get interrelated with the passing of time. As sociocultural constructs, old age, aging and their definition are not immovable concepts and, in fact, vary depending on the different historical, social and cultural contexts.   Likewise, the definition and organization of each of the population groups by age are not fixed. For example, for decades, 65+ has been agreed upon by the UN and the WHO, among others, as the beginning of old age; however, market studies propose 50+ and establish two groups: 50+ seniors and 75+ seniors.

“Invisible Secrets in Pre-1865 American Literature” (SAMLA)

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:13pm
Michael S. Martin/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

“Invisible Secrets in Pre-1865 American Literature” (SAMLA) Recent scholarly approaches in antebellum American literature emphasizes the role of secrets and secrecy, as in Dominick Mastroianni’s Politics and Skepticism in Antebellum American Literature (2022); essays on secrecy in Emily Dickinson’s poetry (Jeffrey Simons, Paul Scott Derrick, 2011); and the secret lives of nineteenth-century literature (Harper, Dickinson, Melville, 2022) in digital media, as Kayla Shipp has argued. This panel explores the way that unstated ideas, points, or secrets are exchanged in antebellum American literature.

Body Augmentation: Possibilities of Identities and Technology in/of Video Games

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:13pm
MultiPlay Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

Body Augmentation: Possibilities of Identities and Technology in/of Video Games

A MultiPlay Network Conference, October 28th, 2024

Abstracts due: 30 August 2024

As is tradition for MultiPlay, we have a special horror related conference for the end of October. This time we are focusing on the monstrous (and liberational!) possibilities of body augmentation through video games. We welcome abstracts from utopian and dystopian perspectives, on the real life hardware capabilities or upon representations of augmentation within games.

Universal Declaration of (Post)Human Rights: (R)evolution of the Clones, Robots & AIs--NeMLA 2025 Panel

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:12pm
Martha Zornow
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Speculative fiction creators regularly interrogate the question of who/what is entitled to human rights. As the created, grown, augmented, and manufactured beings of imagination become more sentient, is it ethical to maintain them as labor-saving devices or will they start to become entitled to, or even demand, rights? Is there a Posthuman Rights Movement in our future or a post “human rights” movement? How will this movement accommodate already-existing arguments for the rights of non-human beings, such as the rights of animals, corporations, and even fetuses, while accounting for humans who are not entitled to human rights? Does one need a human-ish form to deserve rights including around one’s labor?

The Right to Read/The Right to Speak and Academic Freedom in the Classroom NeMLA (20978)

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:11pm
New England Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

In educational settings, safeguarding free speech is crucial for upholding democratic principles, yet campuses increasingly face censorship and suppression of dissenting voices. By fostering an environment that values free expression and respectful dialogue, educators can prepare students to become informed citizens who think critically and contribute positively to the (r)evolution of democratic society. How do educators include censored, controversial and diverse perspectives into their curriculum and classroom?

https://cfplist.com/nemla/User/SubmitAbstract/20978

 

Special Issue: Queer Studies and Professional Wrestling

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:11pm
Professional Wrestling Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Anticipated Publication: Volume 5, November 2025

Guest Editors: CarrieLynn D. Reinhard, Christopher J. Olson, and Hannah Steele

 

Purpose: Articles that explore the intersection of queer studies and professional wrestling studies to address a scholarship gap on the application of queer theory to explore professional wrestling individuals, texts, practices, and fandoms.

 

Submissions: Seeking empirical articles aligned with the special issue’s purpose that may include, but is not limited to, the following topics:

Reading Reading: Contemporary Literary Practices - NeMLA: March 6-9, 2025

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 5:59am
Malaika Sutter and Sofie Behluli
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

We are constantly engaged in processes of reading. We read literary texts, historical sources, films and other media, political moods and affects, and shifting social formations. Amongst the plethora of reading strategies available to us, close reading is perhaps the most widely known and most accepted one in literary studies (cf. I.A. Richards and William Empson). Other approaches to texts include ‘paranoid’ and ‘reparative reading’ (Sedgwick 1997), ‘distant reading’ (Moretti 2000), ‘wide reading’ (Hallet 2010), and ‘surface reading’ (Best and Marcus 2009), to name just a few. More recent research has examined intermedial reading practices (Rippl 2015), the reading of affects (Brinkema 2014), and non/institutional readers (Emre 2017). 

ReFocus: The Films of Rituparno Ghosh

updated: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 2:24am
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024

Call For Papers

 

ReFocus: The Films of Rituparno Ghosh

Unreal Prisonscapes

updated: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 11:10am
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

SAMLA 96 Convention, "Seen and Unseen," will be held Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November 17, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL

Unreal Prisonscapes (panel--in-person)

CFP for The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:33pm
The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

The call for papers for the next general issue of the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (ISSN 20455852 , ONLINE ISSN 20455860) is now open. 

The deadline for submissions of full articles (5-6k words) is August 31 2024. The Journal is indexed in SCOPUS (among others), and its remit is broad and international. Please submit your articles for consideration (together with a short bio and institutional affiliation) to both Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell (lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nzand Dr Ashleigh Prosser (ashleigh.prosser@murdoch.edu.au).

Occult Detectives

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:33pm
Philip Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 29, 2024

CFP: Occult Detectives

 

Edited by Michael Goodrum, Kris Mecholsky, and Philip Smith

 

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American (Anti-)Heroes" by Oct 20, 2024

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:30pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2024

From the popularity of superhero comics to cult movements around religious leaders, from venerating political figures to idolizing pop-culture celebrities, images and constructions of ‘heroes’ play a significant role in US culture. Simultaneously, there are people and actions outside of the limelight that have been revered as heroic, for example the voluntary work of nurses in homeless shelters and hospitals. While often tied to individuals, heroism occurs not just in these personified forms but can be attached to larger movements, events, or groups in more abstract ways as well. Both the figure of the hero and heroization more generally have equally frequently been weaponized throughout US history or used as a tool for political manipulation.

Bodies of Feminist Resistance: Archives and Practices in Spain and Latin America

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:26pm
NeMLA 2025 – "(R)EVOLUTION"
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 6, 2025

Bodies of Feminist Resistance: Archives and Practices in Spain and Latin America - Panel Discussion at NeMLA 2025, "(R)EVOLUTION"

Host Institution: La Salle University

Hotel & Convention Site: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Dates: March 6-9, 2025

Departing from 'the body' as a terrain of feminist analysis and resistance, this panel seeks to explore the wide range of interventions re-imagining 'the political' in contemporary Spain and Latin America.

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