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LCCT 2022

updated: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 11:43am
London Conference in Critical Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

 

 

LCCT 2022: Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations is now open for the 9th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported by the School of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London.

The Taming of Affect: Affect, Immersion and Video Games

updated: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 11:41am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS), published by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary is soliciting essays for a thematic bloc on affect and immersion in video games. As the only undisrupted periodical sequence devoted exclusively to English and American Studies in Hungary from 1963 on, HJEAS is indexed on the MLA Bibliography, its citations compiled by SCOPUS, and has a worldwide readership due to its availability on JSTOR and ProQuest.

Edited Collection: Rewriting the Abortion Narrative DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 3:31pm
Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 20, 2022

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 15

Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture

With the Supreme Court poised to radically change or even overturn Roe v. Wade after hearing the Mississippi Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, critical attention is being turned toward the changing ways popular culture depicts abortion. Popular culture is uniquely positioned to offer these narratives, particularly given the research that suggests that the way abortion is depicted in popular culture impacts cultural perceptions of abortion and may even, as Steph Herold has noted, “have very real ‘policy implications,’ particularly in such a politically charged climate.”   

HJEAS Books, New Series: RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS

updated: 
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 12:24pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

HJEAS Books, New Series

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) will launch a series of books to be published by Debrecen University Press beginning in 2022 that will reflect scholarship in the areas covered by the Journal, which include but are not limited to the literature, film, art, history, and religion of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. All books will be published as Open Access ebooks and as printed using Print on Demand. They will be kept in print.

PROPOSALS for either RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS are welcome.

SURGE: Writing Beyond the Binary

updated: 
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 11:47am
California State University, Dominguez Hills - English Graduate Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 13, 2022

This year’s California State University, Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association Spring Conference theme, SURGE: Writing Beyond The Binary, evokes transcendence of false dichotomy in many realms: gender, politics, race, class, sexuality, emotional well-being, literary criticism, and so much more. As writers, researchers, and scholars, we wield the power to reinforce or dispel reductive binary distinctions in our work, making it our job to SURGE ahead through these and other barriers toward portraying and creating a more inclusive, accepting, understanding world. While we work to re-energize our lives and refill the spaces we re-enter, how we choose to forge ahead will make all the difference.

Call for Paper Proposals: ImageText Special Issue Spring 2023

updated: 
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 11:47am
Alexander Slotkin & Laura Gonzales / University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 14, 2022

TECHNICAL STORYTELLING: COMICS AND COMMUNITY 

Special Issue of ImageTexT, Spring 2023

Guest Editors: Alexander Slotkin & Laura Gonzales

Novels on the Musical Stage

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Friday, February 11, 2022 - 11:29am
Jeff Dailey/MLA--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

How are novels adapted for onstage presentations as musicals or operas?  Given their large numbers of characters, multiple settings, and large spans of time, the plots of novels need to be adapted to fit within the logistical and chronological realities of live theatre, as compared when novels are adapted for film or video.  Also, how is music used in these adaptations?  We seek proposals that examine how this has been done in the past and is being done now.

Looking Backward, Working Forward: Contemporary Life Writing and the Queer/Trans Past

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 4:03pm
Megan Paslawski / MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

What strategies are contemporary life writers using to approach queer/trans pasts that remain unrecognized or unrecognizable? Possible topics may include archival silences, biofiction, LGBTQ childhoods and queer temporality, intergenerational mentorship, HIV/AIDS’ legacy, and more.

This call for papers is for a special session at the Modern Language Association 2023 conference, which means that it is a non-guaranteed panel. Please submit 250-word abstracts and CVs to Megan Paslawski (Queens College, CUNY) to be considered for the panel proposal. 

 

65th American Studies Association of Texas - Space & Autonomy

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 12:30pm
American Studies Association of Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

The 65th American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 2-4, 2022, at Collin College-Frisco, Texas. Our conference theme is “Space & Autonomy.” While scholars and researchers in various disciplines have examined the relationship between space and autonomy for centuries, perhaps millennia, our need to negotiate between these two concepts has never been more pressing: we have had to reconsider our personal and public spaces in the face of a pandemic; we have had to reconceive of the geography of our urban spaces and infrastructure to confront climate change; we have had to maneuver around the constantly shifting political climate in a fractious nation; and we have had to negotiate the ever expanding realm of cyberspace.

Call for Abstracts: Trace Journal, Issue 5

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 12:02am
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:

Eat/Play/Tweet: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:26pm
Popular Culture Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2020. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 

 

The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be held in Auckland on 7-9 July 2020.

Parallel Universes: Remaking Superheroes in Film and Popular Media

updated: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:26pm
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 7, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2019. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 

 

[CFP] Gothic Afterlives: The Reincarnation of Horror in Film and Television

updated: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:25pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2017. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 

 

[EXTENDED] Gothic Journeys: Paths, Crossings, and Intersections

updated: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:25pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2018. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 

 

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its fourth biennial conference, to be held at the Mantra on View Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Australia, on 22-23 January 2019.

Superheroes: A Companion

updated: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:24pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Carl Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2021. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 

 

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.

Studies in Popular Culture Book Reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:33pm
Studies in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022

The journal Studies in Popular Culture publishes reviews of books in the field. If you are interested in reviewing a book submitted to the journal or would like to suggest one to review, please contact the Book Reviews Editor, Clare Douglass Little, at douglac2@erau.edu. If you have not already reviewed a book for the journal, please include either a CV or a brief description of your interests and qualifications in the email.

Members of the Popular Culture Association in the South who have published a book are encouraged to inform the Book Reviews Editor of that fact.

Edited Collection: American Furies: Collective Action and the Politics of Moral Outrage

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:33pm
Myra Mendible/Florida Gulf Coast University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

American Furies: Collective Action and the Politics of Moral Outrage

Myra Mendible, Editor 

 

“Our ability to respond with outrage depends upon a tacit realization that there is a worthy life that has been injured or lost…”

Judith Butler, “Survivability, Vulnerability, Affect”

 

“Outrage has become the signature emotion of American public life.”

Lance Morrow, “America is Addicted to Outrage”

 

“Culture Chameleons: Narrative Code-Switching” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies Vol. 49 No. 1 | March 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:32pm
CONCENTRIC: LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES NTNU TAIWAN
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

CFP--Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies Vol. 49 No. 1 “Culture Chameleons: Narrative Code-Switching”

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 49 No. 1 | March 2023

Call for Papers

Culture Chameleons: Narrative Code-Switching

Guest Editors

Earl Jackson, Jr. (Asia University)

Mary Goodwin (National Taiwan Normal University)

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2022

 

International Conference on European Studies: "Between Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism"

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:32pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with ISBN.

The conference aims to explore Europe from a variety of perspectives. It will consider its political, social and philosophical dimensions as well as the cultural and intellectual life of Europe. Proposals can demonstrate both national and regional expertise, refer to the past or present, or offer a comparative analysis.

The main objective of the event is to bring together international scholars interested in European Studies and willing to examine intersections between their topic of interest and the broader European context. It will provide an integrated approach to the understanding of the processes within Europe.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Gender Research Workshop “Hollywood and the Subversion of Identity”

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:32pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

In the online session "Hollywood and the Subversion of Identity", Sandra Shevey will discuss raising issues of gender, race, antisemitism and orientation in interviews with megastars. 

Sandra Shevey, age 78, has not only interviewed over 500 major icons from Mick Jagger to Alfred Hitchcock in her career spanning 60 years, she has revised the megastar interview by introducing issues of race, gender, antisemitism and orientation.

CFP: Media Reviewers and Papers - Middle West Review (fall 2022 issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:30pm
Adam Ochonicky / Middle West Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

CFP: MEDIA REVIEWERS and SCHOLARLY ARTICLES – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW

 

Middle West Review (MWR) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that examines the American Midwest. The journal is published biannually by the University of Nebraska Press.

 

Call for applications: Thanatic Ethics Fieldwork Travel Grant

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 1:30am
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (CPCH) at the Education University of Hong Kong, Études Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone (EMMA) at the Paul-Valéry University, Montpellier 3, and Centre for International Studies (CERI) Sciences Po, Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Thanatic Ethics Fieldwork Travel Grant: Call for applications

 

Modernism in Motion - extended deadline

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:18pm
ESSE 16 conference, Mainz, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for seminar presentation proposals at the 16th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) conference (Mainz, Germany, 29 August-2 September 2022)

Sizing Up _The Chair_: a CALS "Unprecedented" Webinar (2/18)

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:17pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents

Sizing Up The Chair

Friday, February 18, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom

Register here.

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K-tboEe3Tv-t_b6iC8ve9A

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

New Book Series: Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:15pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

A new book series has been established by Routledge, with a focus on popular culture. 

The Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series is looking for original and interdisciplinary monographs or edited volumes, which expand our understanding of popular culture as reflecting world challenges, contexts, and situations. The Series places a particular emphasis on evolutions and transformations within popular culture — with a focus on icons, narratives, practices, and identities — and aims to provide interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transmedia perspectives.

The editor of the series welcomes proposals for projects on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to): 

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