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Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images is published and accepting submissions

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:12pm
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

The inaugural issue of the Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images is live!

Check it out here: https://journals.publishing.umich.edu/gs/

Highlight: 11 articles by prominent academics and researchers on themes of Hong Kong and social movements, building and documenting national and transnational cinema, Sino-US relations, and the narrative of the virus.  

Horror and Comics Edited Collection

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 4:56pm
Julia Round
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Call for Papers: Edited Collection

Proposals due 1 September 2021

Horror and Comics

Edited by Julia Round, Kom Kunyosying and Barbara Chamberlin

 

Beyond Psycho: A Critical Assessment of Joseph Stefano and Horror in The Outer Limits

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 12:43pm
Michael L Shuman / University of South Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

 

CALL FOR CHAPTERS / CFP

We invite chapter proposals (300-500 words) for an edited volume of critical essays dealing with screenwriter Joseph Stefano and elements of horror in the 1960s television program The Outer Limits.

Seeking Journal Articles on Queerness in Media and/or Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of representations and expressions of queerness in its various forms. Its contents are international in scope and represent a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on perspectives and approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

CFP - Lawyers and the Legal System in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

CFP - LAWYERS AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM IN POPULAR CULTURE 

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 

43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022 

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 

http://www.southwestpca.org 

Submissions open on August 1, 2021 

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021 

 

Dialogue-shared Experiences across Space andTime: Cross-linguistic and Cross-cultural Practices

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue & University of Alicante
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021

From the Socratic dialogues to post-modern cyberchats, it is only in and through communicative interaction that we can understand the world, people, and how things are working around us (Bohm, 2004/1996, Rockwell 2003). By means of dialogue people are able to argue for their viewpoints, to come to terms with each other, to jointly solve problems, and to resolve conflicts (Pickering and Garrod 2021). Dialogue brings together women and men, young and old, people from the east and the west, from the north and the south. Through the creative synergy of shared thoughts, ideas, and experiences, we can travel anywhere in space and time.

Mental Health In the Media: Representations in Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:21pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.

Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login


 

Mental Health In the Media: Representations in Fiction

“Everybody has problems. Some people just hide their crap better than others.” – Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Tolkien and the Medieval Animal

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:21pm
Kris Swank, Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

"Tolkien and the Medieval Animal"

Call for Paper proposals for a session at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo) to be held live on the internet, Monday through Saturday, May 9-14, 2022

Transsexual Rhetorics: Self-determination in Late Capitalism

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:21pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sex (biology) and gender (culture) were teased apart and are currently being collapsed, an interesting rhetorical history in itself. Often under-explored out of concern for the rights of transsexual/transgendered people, these shifts in logic and rhetoric potentially reveal new relationships between biology and culture, oppression and late capitalism, and vulnerability and privilege. The relationships potentially reveal cultural assumptions and expose the forces of normalization. 

Urban Cultures In Contemporary France

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:15pm
Steve Puig
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NEMLA Convention

Baltimore, MD

March 10-13, 2022

This bilingual panel seeks to analyze the development of urban cultures in France (especially urban literature and music) while taking into account the impact of postcolonial studies in France since 2005, the year of the "urban riots". The panel also aims to explore the political aspect of urban culture as well as the influence of American (especially African-American) culture on French production.

Possible themes include:

Domésticas:: Media Representations of Female Latinx Domestic Labor and Care in the US

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:14pm
Sofia Ruiz-Alfaro
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Latina maid has historically been one of the signature roles Hollywood has created for Spanish-speaking and/or Latina actors in both film and television entertainment. The late Lupe Ontiveros (1942-2012), one of the most recognizable and respected contemporary Mexican-American actors, said to have played the role of the Latina maid approximately 150 times for US audiences during her career, reflecting the stereotyping that still abounds in the US popular imaginary about the female Latinx Other.

80 Years and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of Canadian Comics

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:13pm
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Canadian Parliament passed the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) late in 1940 to preserve its currency for the war effort by limiting the importation of nonessential goods. Periodicals, including popular American comic books, were one casualty. Within a few months, Canadian artists and entrepreneurs responded by launching a domestic comic book industry often regarded as Canada’s golden age of comics. This industry produced four publishing companies and six years of original Canadian comics production, including Robin Hood Comics and Triumph-Adventure Comics, which featured Adrian Dingle’s Nelvana of the Northern Lights, one of the earliest female superheroes in comics.

Superheroes: A Companion

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:13pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Carl Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

As media texts show us superheroes from around the world(s), demonstrating extraordinary abilities and living a life shaped by a moral code, how we define their iconic features and cultural impact has been the focus of much scholarly debate.

Superheroes have proliferated and multiplied in the 21st Century, coming to prominence in film, television, and video game industries the same way that their popular narratives had begun to flourish in the comic book industry some eighty years before. Yet, while all of these stories and characters are tethered to these early years of the genre, through iterative retellings, reboots, and cultural readjustments, superheroes have consistently found renewed life in modern and contemporary re-imaginings.

Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic - Issue III: Haunted Shores

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:02pm
Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

**Call for Papers and Creative Pieces **

 

Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic

 

Issue III: Haunted Shores

 

Deadline for Paper Abstracts: Wednesday 28th July 2021

Deadline for Creative Pieces: Friday 10th September 2021

  

Guest Editors: Dr Emily Alder, Dr Jimmy Packham, and Dr Joan Passey

Editors-in-Chief: Dr Elizabeth Parker and Dr Michelle Poland

 

 

 **Call for Papers and Creative Pieces ** 

Kayfabe: Working Theories

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:57am
Professional Wrestling Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 29, 2021

Kayfabe: Working Theories 

A Special Section of the Professional Wrestling Studies Journal

#WaynePop2021: Disruptions, Gaps, Transitions, and Leaps (DGTL)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:39pm
Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 23, 2021

Conference location/date:

Virtual Conference; Friday- Sunday, September 24th-26th

Join the Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium for #WaynePop2021, our 7th annual Conference on Popular Culture! This conference will be held virtually and includes both asynchronous and synchronous components.

 

UPDATE - CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: 

Decolonising the Panel; Deconstructing the Gutter: Two-day Virtual International Conference on Postcolonial Studies in Comics and Graphic Narratives from South Asia

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:27pm
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute Technology Patna
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Practice of comics and the academic history of comics studies are often found Eurocentric. Readers often favour the traditional comics, either American or Franco-Belgian or Japanese Manga. They find the aesthetic flavour in them and most of the unorthodox graphic storytelling are left out. With Charles Hatfield’s Alternative Comics (2005), comics studies include the “other” voices and thereby the untold stories and unforeseen graphic patterns of the colonised and indigenous people are celebrated. The affiliation of comics studies with Auto/biography studies, Feminism, postcolonialism, postmodernism opens an arena for the readers/researchers of comics and graphic narratives to develop a new field of studies.

Update (New deadline) Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 6, 2021 - Pandemics

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
ULICES-ULisbon/Messengers from the Stars
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 6, 2021

Edited by: Elana Gomel

Co-edited by: João Félix

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2021 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Pandemics

1970s Crime and Criminal Justice Films (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The editors are seeking historically and theoretically insightful essays that explore various aspects of crime and criminal justice films made and/or released in the United States during the decade of the 1970s. Individual contributions may address the social construction of crime, application of criminological theory, examination of moral dilemmas, as well as analysis that connects past representations to present social and cultural conditions. In-depth analyses of period representations of class, ethnicity, gender, masculinity, race, and sexual orientation are also desired. Potential contributors are encouraged to interpret and explore this topic area quite broadly and innovatively.

The Neo-Slasher: Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
Dawn Keetley & Elizabeth Erwin / Horror Homeroom
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 19, 2021

When Siskel and Ebert famously launched their offensive against what they labeled as “Women in Danger films,” they effectively positioned slasher films as anti-feminist, exploitative, and lacking all artistic merit. But in the intervening years, this once much maligned sub-genre has enjoyed increasing acclaim for its subversive potential and reflection of cultural norms. This special issue seeks to examine the elements of the “new slasher” that potentially explain this shift.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Bodies" by Oct 17, 2021

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021

When Serena Williams wore a ‘catsuit’ during the 2018 French Open, this choice of clothing was banned because it allegedly showed a lack of “respect” for the game of tennis. The decision, and the overall incident, caused an uproar that went well beyond the world of sports, with many commentators criticizing the ban as a punishment directly aimed at policing women’s bodies.

Rock Music Icons

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:23pm
For the Record
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Well-developed essays on major rock music artists are sought for publication in the For the Record book series. These essays should extend beyond biography into some aspects of the artist's creative work. Of particular interest are essays on rock performers who have made an impact since 1980 and essays that discuss the artist's music, iconic status, and cultural significance. Of course, essays on Elton John, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and other major figures who made their mark before 1980 are also welcome. 

Neo-Slave Narratives in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:21pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 9, 2021

It has been more than two decades since Ashraf Rushdy published his genre-defining analysis of neo-slave narratives, which argues that literary artists of the 1960s and 70s became interested in creating fictionalized versions of antebellum slave narratives in order to articulate new understandings of Black political subjectivity that developed during the civil rights era. In the decades following the book’s publication, we have seen a surge of antiracist literature and activism aimed at addressing deadly police violence, mass incarceration, and ongoing discrimination in employment, education, healthcare, and housing opportunities for African-American people.

REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 10:52am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

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”.

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) "Spaces" Austin, TX Oct. 14-16, 2021

updated: 
Monday, July 5, 2021 - 1:31pm
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

“Spaces”

2021 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

October 14-16, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn

Austin, Texas

 

Call for Papers

 

Apocalypse and Utopia in American Literature and Culture (SAMLA 93 Special Session)

updated: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 7:22pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (93rd Annual Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

This panel seeks to examine the relationship between “apocalypse” and “utopia” in American literature and culture. In the wake of 2020 and its arguably apocalyptic elements, coupled with increased conversations about how these moments of rupture and upheaval might serve as openings for crafting a better world and a better society, this panel welcomes submissions on any aspect or portrayal of the relationship between the apocalyptic and the utopian in American literary and cultural production--novels, short stories, poetry, comics, graphic novels, films, television, etc. How might we understand the relationship between apocalypse and utopia in seeking to form a politics of utopia (and all that phrase might entail)?

Words and Music - Rock and Roll Writing

updated: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 9:59am
Andrew McKeown
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Words and Music - Rock and Roll Writing

 

Book Project

 

Frank Zappa (if indeed it was he— words of music have a notorious life of their own) once said that writing about music is ‘like dancing about architecture.’ This infamous quip sounds clever, but how true is it, how valid? Whatever else it does, music also makes us say— or write— things.

 

Victorian and Edwardian Interiors

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:17pm
University of Toulouse, France
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

CFP: VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN INTERIORS (annual SFEVE conference at Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, France, 27-28 January 2022)

https://victorianweb.org/art/design/conferences/interiors.html

Confirmed Keynote speakers:
Claudia Kinmonth (Member of the Royal Irish Academy, independent cultural historian, former researcher in the Furniture Department of the Victoria & Albert Museum)
Charlotte Ribeyrol (Université Paris Sorbonne, VALE)
Penny Sparke (Director of the Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University)

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