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Don DeLillo and Religious Spaces PAMLA Panel

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:16am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Don DeLillo Society invites abstracts on DeLillo's use of space, virtual or physical, as new religious sites. From Jack Gladney's transcendent trips to the supermarket in White Noise to Sister Edgar's implied dissolution into the virtual heaven of the internet in Underworld, religious spaces proliferate throughout DeLillo's work. Yet in contrast to the religious experience, DeLillo also suggests a destructive inversion: The Airborne Toxic Event, The Kazakh Test Site. Characters often undertake pilgrimages to mid-Western towns, art exhibits, weapons testing sites, and even city dumps. In each of these excursions, characters seek to understand a sociality between themselves and the contexts they inhabit.

Final call for chapters: Call Me by Your Name edited collection

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:16am
Dr. Edward Lamberti and Professor Michael Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 13, 2020

Final call for chapters:

Call Me by Your Name edited collection

 

Editors: Edward Lamberti and Michael Williams

 

We hope everyone is staying safe and well during these difficult times.

CFP for NeMLA 2021 | The Dread of Difference(s): Horror, Gender, and Cinematic Defiance (Seminar)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:10am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Since Carol J. Clover’s seminal work Men, Women, and Chainsaws (1992), feminist readings of horror movies have gained an enthusiastic theoretical momentum. In employing various frameworks and lenses and by complicating our spectatorial position, this rich corpus of literature has perhaps contributed to a resignification of the genre and its tropes. However, amid the emergence of luminous movies that defy and challenge horror’s misogynistic and racialized foundations, several questions arise: Is contemporary horror cinema really abjuring its heteronormative, original structure? Does mainstream horror still convey trite reactionary messages with renewed vigor?

The Odyssey of Communism. Visual Narratives, Memory and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:07am
Dunarea de Jos University of Galati
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Goal: With obvious propagandistic aims, the feature films and documentaries produced in the Eastern Bloc would ‘rewrite’ the history in the making, providing their home audiences with the image of a system that should have been perceived as victorious against the evils of the corrupt, capitalist West, and as a blessing for the ones fortunate enough to be under the protection of the Party.

Equally worth commenting on are the few cultural products of the age that escaped censorship in their attempt to fight the regime, either by subtle insertion of subversive elements in the communist visual propaganda or by ‘emigration’ to a free world that was more than willing to find out what was going on behind the Iron Curtain.

Opening the Vault: Media Industry Studies and its Archives

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:06am
Spectator / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 27, 2020

Deadline for Submission: November 27, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous scholars have been unable to physically access archival records, locked away for an indefinite period of time. In the present, various media industries—studios, streaming services, talent agencies, and more —have continued to announce deals, make public statements, and present a digital front that veils the story underneath. With continued conglomeration and corporate security practices winnowing access to materials, even smaller stakes questions—even the amount of eyes on any particular work on digital platforms—are becoming increasingly impossible to uncover without records.

Roll for Initiative: Writing Dungeons & Dragons

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:05am
Suzanne Richardson and Daniel Shank Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Roll for Initiative: Writing Dungeons & Dragons

            We seek submissions in the genres of the essay (creative nonfiction or critical/theoretical), poetry, and the interview for an anthology that will take a literary perspective to examine all aspects of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D).

CFP PLATFORM: 'Balancing Acts'

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:04am
Lisa Moravec
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

CFP Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts
BALANCING ACTS No. 14, Vol. 2

Balance is an insecure state. When extreme acts of falling (releasing) and suspension (being unable to move) push bodies off balance, into a state of disorientation, balance is put into question. Following Sara Ahmed’s observation that bodies lose their balance if they do not move along the straight vertical line of capital (2016) and Anne Cooper Albright’s analysis which explores how we can practice realigning ‘at the edge of our balance’ (2019), this issue of Platform investigates moments in which balance is put at stake.

Periodicals and Silent Cinema (Special Edition of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:03am
Jonathan Cranfield / Liverpool John Moores University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 24, 2020

Submissions are solicited for a special edition of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies on the relationship between periodicals and silent cinema. Work is encouraged which treats the topic in its global, as well as Anglophone, context. 

The rise of silent cinema in the early twentieth century changed the business of writing and publishing forever. Editors, journalists, essayists and authors found themselves catering for readers whose cultural expectations had been transformed by their interactions with cinema. Debates raged over which periodical form would first be rendered obsolete: the daily newspaper? The illustrated magazine? The serialised novel? The weekly comic? The compendium of short fiction?

NeMLA 2021: Gaming Across Borders: Cross-cultural Analysis of Video Game Play and Narrative

updated: 
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 5:59pm
Theodore "Ted" Harrison/ Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the panel Gaming Across Borders: Cross-cultural Analysis of Video Game Play and Narrative, to be held at the 52nd Annual Northeast MLA Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 11-14, 2021. Please contact Ted Harrison with any questions at tdh70@georgetown.edu.

 

Navigating Chaos: Living the Apocalyptic Dystopia

updated: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 3:01am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 25, 2020

Navigating Chaos: Living the Apocalyptic Dystopia

Hegel wrote that the only thing we can learn from history is that we learn nothing from history, so I doubt the epidemic will make us any wiser. The only thing that is clear is that the virus will shatter the very foundations of our lives, causing not only an immense amount of suffering but also economic havoc conceivably worse than the Great Recession. There is no return to normal, the new “normal” will have to be constructed on the ruins of our old lives, or we will find ourselves in a new barbarism whose signs are already clearly discernible.                          (Slovaj Žižek, Pandemic!)  

2021 Call for Articles in Communication, Media, Journalism studies

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:32am
KOME - An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

KOME, a Europe-based international Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently accepting submissions for its 2020 and 2021 issues. We would love to hear from our colleagues in Europe and overseas, and read about their current research! We publish pure theoretical and theoretically well-grounded empirical research in the field of Communication, Media and Journalism Studies (Film or Theatre-oriented articles are also welcomed, but not in our main focus).

Call for Special Issue Guest Editors for Victorian Popular Fictions Journal

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:32am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Current Call for Papers: Guest-Edited Autumn Issues

 

Victorian Popular Fictions Journal is currently accepting proposals for guest-edited Autumn 2021, 2022 and 2023 issues. If interested, please submit a proposal to Mariaconcetta Costantini and Andrew King at vpfjournal@gmail.com by 1st September 2020. Proposals should include a short description of your topic, a sample CFP, and brief editor biographies.

Nonfiction Media - Velvet Light Trap Issue #88

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:30am
The Velvet Light Trap
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #88: "Nonfiction Media: Rethinking Documentary and Nonfiction in 2020"

Decolonising Science Fiction

updated: 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 6:00pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

In the wake of the worldwide protests after the killing of George Floyd, and the toppling of statues implicated in the legacy of the slave trade, we propose a special issue of Foundation on the topic of ‘decolonising science fiction’. As John Rieder and others have argued, the emergence of sf as a genre is embedded in colonial discourses of the late nineteenth century. The pursuit of new frontiers in outer space, within the Earth or under the oceans not only mirrored ‘the scramble for Africa’ but was also informed by the racialist and pseudo-scientific ideologies of the period. In more recent years, authors such as N.K. Jemisin, Jeannette Ng and Tade Thompson have sought to confront sf with the racist legacy of its origins.

Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant in American Humor Studies

updated: 
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 5:39pm
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sponsored and funded by the American Humor Studies Association, this program is designed to provide individualized attention and support for emerging scholars who would like to submit an article on humor/comedy studies for publication. Graduate students and those who earned their Ph.D.s in 2020 are welcome to apply.

Peter Nicholls Prize 2021

updated: 
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:57pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 4, 2020

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in Foundation (summer 2021).

Rhoda Broughton and Her Contemporaries: A Centenary Conference

updated: 
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:08am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was considered one of the queens of the circulating library in Victorian England. Broughton is the author of more than twenty novels and a collection of short stories, the latter featuring supernatural and mysterious elements. Her first two novels, Cometh up as a Flower and Not Wisely but too Well, earned her the reputation of a sensation writer; they were followed by other works containing sensational elements and subject-matter, and featuring rebellious, impetuous, passionate but often naïve heroines. She later resorted to one-volume novels in which she revealed skill and depth. These gems include A Beginner, Lavinia and Mamma.

NeMLA 2021: Superheroes and Graphic Medicine

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:38pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Over the past several years, graphic medicine has become an increasingly popular genre of graphic narrative. Loosely defined as the intersection between medicine and the comic arts, graphic medicine texts typically provide autobiographical accounts of disability, illness, trauma, and medical procedures through a combination of visual and verbal presentation: charts, diagrams, x-rays, doctor’s reports, patient testimony, and more. This combination of medicine and graphic narrative is a perfect fit.

Medieval Monsters Now (Papers Session MAPACA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:34pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Medieval Monsters Now (Papers Session)

Submissions by 30 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions to round out a sponsored papers session to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020. (Please note that the event is now likely to be held virtually.)

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session MAPACA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:31pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session)

Submissions by 30 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions to round out a sponsored papers session to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020. (Please note that the event is now likely to be held virtually.)

The Dread of Difference(s): Horror, Gender, and Cinematic Defiance (NeMLA 2021 Seminar)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:27pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Since Carol J. Clover’s seminal work Men, Women, and Chainsaws (1992), feminist readings of horror movies have gained an enthusiastic theoretical momentum. In employing various frameworks and lenses and by complicating our spectatorial position, this rich corpus of literature has perhaps contributed to a resignification of the genre and its tropes. However, amid the emergence of luminous movies that defy and challenge horror’s misogynistic and racialized foundations, several questions arise: Is contemporary horror cinema really abjuring its heteronormative, original structure? Does mainstream horror still convey trite reactionary messages with renewed vigor?

Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:23pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course: 3-28 August 2020 

3 modules / 30 hours each including

  • lectures/discussions  (3 meetings)

  • reading/watching 

  • studying/writing

  • final assignment in the form of an essay

Duration: 2-4 week long

Profanum Vulgus: Imagining Masses in Discourse and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:22pm
Jibu Mathew George, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Call for Papers

Profanum Vulgus: Imagining Masses in Discourse and Culture

National Undergraduate Body Image Conference - NOW ONLINE

updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 11:44am
Cabrini University - Dr. Michelle Filling-Brown
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Cabrini University is hosting the National Undergraduate Body Image Conference - now fully online - on October 1st, 2020.  
 The CFP deadline has been extended to July 31st. You and your students can register for this FREE conference now.  Links for synchronous video participation will be sent following registration. For information about the CFP and to register, please visit cabrini.edu/bodyimageconf 

YA Studies Around the World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 1:05am
YA Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

CFP: YA Studies Around the World

Online Conference

2 - 6 November 2020

 

What does YA Studies look like in 2020? The YA Studies Association’s first biennial conference will explore recent critical developments in YA Studies from around the world. This online conference aims to bring together diverse, international voices across a range of disciplines, offering a variety of synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for presenting and engaging throughout the first week of November.

Sport and the Power to Inspire Change: A Global Virtual Symposium

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Sport and the Power to Inspire Change: A Global Virtual Symposium

with Danny Crates, Phil Davies, Derek Peaple and Karl Spracklen

Tuesday 21st July 2020 - Wednesday 22nd July 2020

 


 

 

‘Sport’, as Mandela famously observed, ‘has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.’

 

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