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Culture Jam (special issue of Textshop Experiments)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:19am
Brian Gaines, Virginia Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Issue 8: Culture Jam

Guest Editor: Brian Gaines (Virginia Tech)

Due: February 1, 2021

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

updated: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 5:57pm
Mollie Copley Eisenberg / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 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 19, 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.

CFP Winter 2020 - General Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 4:06am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS – Winter 2020

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Body Politics: Rethinking Gender and Masculinity

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12:04pm
Edited Volume on Masculinity Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Concept Note: The research on men and masculinities traces back to the women’s and gay liberation movements that challenged existing understandings of gender and power. Though the initial formulations of Masculinity Studies had started much early around the 1970s, it was not until the empirical research around 1980s-1990s that it began to develop as a newly formed discipline. As a logical extension of Feminism, Masculinity Studies looks into sex and/or gender as a discursive social construct and tries to understand them through theoretical hermeneutics.

Very Online Novels (Seminar, ACLA, April 8-11, 2021)

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:37am
Ian Butcher / Fanshawe College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This seminar asks how novels (and the novel form) have absorbed the internet and how (or if) they can reflect it back to us?

Increasingly, our lives—from work to leisure to grocery shopping—run according to the fractured, eternally scrolling, continuously interrupted rhythms of online. While the pandemic has exacerbated this tendency for some (and introduced it to others), platforms like Amazon, Google, and Facebook have long shaped and structured not only our lives, but also our dreams and desires. Alongside this has come the maturation of the “very online” identity, fluent in the memes and vernacular of social media, cynical and ironic, but also performatively vulnerable, constantly joking but not joking.

NeMLA: Public Facing Social Media Literature Projects

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:21am
NeMLA/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

UPDATE*********

Deadline for submission extended to October 11, 2020. NeMLA will now be held digitally rather than in person.

End Update********

NEW REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue January 2021

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 8:33am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 8:39am
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

OUR 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY, FROM FEBRUARY 15, 2021 to FEBRUARY 19, 2021.

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992 — the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States — will hold its first virtual conference, and calls for presentations situated in colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

The Role of 'Transgressive Fiction' in the West

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:59am
Rebecca Warshofsky / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The fiction produced in a particular historical moment reflects a society’s values. So, what can we learn about our contemporary value systems from murdering, terrorizing, and drug-abusing characters like Patrick Bateman, Tyler Durden, and Mark Renton, who reject so many of the major cultural norms that constitute Western capitalist societies? Texts like Ellis’s American Psycho, Palahniuk’s Fight Club, and Welsh’s Trainspotting have been dubbed “transgressive fiction” because of the sense in which their characters cross and deconstruct boundaries by opposing, disregarding, and subverting hegemonic paradigms.

29th Annual *virtual* St. Francis Writers' Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 9:51pm
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS FROM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

29th Annual *virtual* St. Francis Writers’ Conference

to be held over Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 11th and Thursday, Nov. 12th

6-8:30 pm

featuring Chicago-based cartoonist and writer Anya Davidson as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts for 5-10 min virtual papers or presentations no later than Oct. 7, 2020 in any of the following categories:

Deadline Extended. Crossovers, Covid-19 and Corporeality: Life, Death and Rebirth in the Classical World and its Reception in an Age of Academic Innovation

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:00pm
Bar Ilan University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Just as the Greeks on the plains of Troy faced the plague-arrows of Apollo, the modern world currently stands before unprecedented challenges.  The present pandemic has forced us to face issues of mortality more closely than has been the case in recent decades. At the same time, the situation in which the academic world now finds itself is breaking down barriers in many areas: between home and work environments; between academics, students and the wider community; between teachers and pupils; between traditional disciplines; and between different methods of teaching. In fact, there has been a feeling amongst many for quite some time that winds of change are blowing through the corridors of academia.

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020
  • PCA/ACA National conference meeting location and dates

Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference

March 31-April 3, 2021

Boston, MA

 

Call for Chapters: A Cosplay Reader

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:13pm
Drury University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 9, 2020

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: A COSPLAY READER

Discipline and Freedom: Social Norms, Social Identity and Financial Implications of Cosplay

Cosplay, as a worldwide phenomenon, draws fans of film, television, and video games to express different aspects of their identity through both amateur/hobby and professional performance of characters and genres. Cosplay is an increasingly important aspect of both fan practice/produsage and franchise control of intellectual property.

CFP - Lawyers and the Legal System in Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:11pm
K. Dale Guffey/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

 LAWYERS AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM IN POPULAR CULTURE

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

 

Expressions of Comics and Graphic Novels in Contemporary Spain (roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:10pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Se aceptan presentaciones de manera virtual.

This roundtable invites work that analyzes the new wave of graphic narratives in contemporary Spain. This roundtable also welcomes proposals that deal with different genres and approaches to the medium, including analysis of the industry and publishers.

Call for Contributions: Special issue on Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Familiar

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:04pm
Orbit: A Journal of American Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Mark Z. Danielewski’s pentalogy The Familiar, published between 2015 and 2017, is likely the most audacious project in American fiction in the twenty-first century so far. Announced as a set that would eventually encompass 27 novels, the five novels published as the first “season” of the series as a whole have done what readers have come to expect of Danielewski’s work: they once more pushed the limits of what a novel is and can be.

Call for journal submissions: New York State of Crime

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:48am
Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 26, 2020

Call for Papers

Mean Streets: A Journal of American Crime and Detective Fiction

Issue 2

 

Topic: New York State of Crime

 

Proposals: October 26, 2020

Final essays: January 15, 2021

 

For the second issue of Mean Streets, the editors seek proposals focusing on crime literature of New York City or elsewhere in the Empire State.

Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest American/Popular Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:47am
Southwest American/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

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

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submission Deadline: November 13, 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.

 

Fairy Tales at the 2021 PCA conference (June 2-5, 2021)

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:47am
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks paper presentations and panels for the annual conference, to be held from June 2-5, 2021 in Boston, MA. We are looking for projects that think broadly and diversely about fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc.) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.

Covid-19 and its implications for Scandinavian cinema

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:47am
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Call for contributions to an Journal of Scandinavian Cinema In Focus section focusing on Covid-19 and its implications for Scandinavian cinema

Supernatural Studies Seeks Contributors to Special Journal Issue on Jordan Peele

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:44am
Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Jordan Peele

 

Guest editor Dr. Chesya Burke (Stetson University) seeks contributors for a special issue on the works of Jordan Peele for Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture to be published in the spring of 2022.

 

CfP Journal of Historical Fictions

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:44am
Journal of Historical Fictions
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 9, 2021

CfP Journal of Historical Fictions

 

The Journal of Historical Fictions,journal of the international Historical Fictions Research Network, is currently accepting submissions.

 

The Prison Theatre Reader

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:43am
Stephen Ogheneruro Okpadah
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The exploration of prison is not new in literature and theatre. It is one in which convicts tell their stories from the inside. Here, the detained locate their experiences and conditions of prison. According to Arnold Erickson, prison has been a fertile setting for Artists, Musicians and Writers alike. Prisoners have produced hundreds of works that encompassed a wide range of literature books describing the prison experience. Modernist literature and theatre with its eclecticism saw the upsurge in the prison narrative. While Tennessee Williams’ Not about Nightingales establishes the prison genre, John Herbert’s Fortune and Men’s Eyes focuses on the harsh treatment of imprisoned homosexuals.

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

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:43am
Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, THLH Mahavidyalay
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020


Call for Papers

 

THIS CFP WAS ALREADY POSTED EARLIER. I HAVE SLOTS ON P.D. JAMES'S ADAM DALGLIESH SERIES, AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MISS MARPLE, MARGERY ALLINGHAM, HDF KEATING, DASHIEL HAMMETT.

AND in Bengali detective fiction:

Priyonath Chattopadhyay,

Girish Chandra Basu, Kaliprasanna Chattopadhyay, Panchkori Dey, Mihir Kumar Sinha, Dinendra Kumar Ray, Nihar Ranjan Gupta.

 

IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND ABSTRACT ON ANY OF THE ABOVE ONLY.

 

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