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Literature and Popularity in the Georgian/Regency Era

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:03am
Margie Burns/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

LITERATURE AND POPULARITY IN THE GEORGIAN/REGENCY ERA

This traditional panel session welcomes submissions on readership and literature, especially popular literature, during the Georgian or Regency period, approximately 1795 to 1837. Abstracts addressing the conference theme, “Social Networks, Social Distances,” are especially welcome and a good fit for the period, when authors and readers can be seen aligning and networking through books. By June 1, 2021, please submit an abstract of 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Margie Burns, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, at mburns@umbc.edu.

Play a Song for Me: The Politics, Selectivity, and Power of Bob Dylan’s Live Performances

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:03am
Erin C. Callahan/San Jacinto College and Court Carney/Stephen F. Austin State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 24, 2021

Description:

 

From his first major performance at Gerde’s Folk City in September of 1961, live performance has been a central part of Bob Dylan’s career.  More than the studio albums, Dylan’s concerts have provided him the opportunity to alter arrangements, change lyrics, and craft set lists further building his mystique as both artist and performer.  These variations and, at times, repetitions of or within the set lists, in particular, create their own text or texts ripe for analysis.

 

2022 MLA Call for papers (LLC Korea Forum)

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 9:21am
MLA LLC Korea Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The deadline for MLA LLC Korea Forum’s 2022 MLA (to be held in Washington DC, Jan 6-9) CFP has been extended to March 17th. Thank you for your support and interest - please feel free to circulate and share the CFPs widely!

 

<Domestic Materiality in Korea and Beyond>

What Scares You?: Defining Horror 2022 Ray Browne Conference for Popular Culture Studies

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 8:34am
Popular Culture Scholars Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Ray Browne Conference for Popular Culture Studies
What Scares You?: Defining Horror

March 4th and 5th 2022
Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library
Call For Papers

Goosebumps™, the abject, and true crime--oh my!

Are there monsters under the bed? Cryptids in the town next door? Serial killer stories in your Netflix cue? Does the study of horror reveal the subconscious, chronicle the career of an artist, or celebrate a fandom community?

LAST REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue May 2021

updated: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 12:27pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 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”.

EXTENDED DEADLINE (March 20, 2021) Call for abstracts (edited volume): Latinx Representation in Popular Culture and New Media

updated: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 9:08am
A.M. Marini (Instituto Franklin-UAH) & J.J. Ramirez (University of St. Gallen)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 20, 2021

 

Call for abstracts: edited volume

Latinx Representation in Popular Culture and New Media

Editors: J. Jesse Ramirez (University of St. Gallen) and Anna Marta Marini (Instituto Franklin–UAH)

 

EXTENDED New Fictional Formats & Age-Old Narratives: Understanding Creative Modes of Popular Culture in the Digital Age

updated: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 8:58am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Constant transformation has been the norm in the new digital media environment since its inception. During the 2020 health crisis, the impact of this ever-changing digital world in our daily lives has been especially notable. Due to quarantine measures, the only opportunity to interact with friends and to consume culture was to rely on social networks, streaming services and video conferencing softwares. Web-based cultural activities have affected people’s relationships with cyberspace: many have visited museums, seen award ceremonies, and even been to concerts online. In other words, we are never disconnected from the Internet (DeNardis 2020). 

Conference series | 50+ Shades of Gothic: The Gothic Across Genre and Media in US Popular Culture

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Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 8:57am
PopMeC research collective and academic blog
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 4, 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINES | CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Confirmed keynote scholars: Enrique Ajuria Ibarra, Xavier Aldana Reyes, Kyle Bishop, Kevin Corstorphine, Justin Edwards (closing), Anya Heise-von der Lippe, Michael Howarth, Evert J. van Leeuwen, Elizabeth Parker + Michelle Poland, David Punter (closing), Julia Round, Christy Tidwell, Jeffrey Weinstock (opening), Maisha L. Wester. 

Edited Collection on Adventure Time

updated: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 11:34am
Ann-Gee Lee/University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 30, 2021

Edited Collection on Adventure Time 

 

According to the AV Club, “over six seasons and 186 episodes (and counting), [Adventure Time has] blossomed into one of the most distinctive cartoons currently on the air.” With young male hero, Finn, and his dog, Jake, whose shapeshifting body gets them out of trouble and a colorful world of adorable characters and creatures, the stories appeal to children of all ages. Additionally, the political undertones make it very attractive to scholars and fans. 

This CFP requests papers applying theoretical concepts to different issues that have risen in the show:

-the absurd, the imagination

-bullying, intimidation, and torture

AICED 22: Re-writing / Re-imagining the Past

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:36pm
Dragoș Manea / English Department, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

THE 22nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 22nd Annual International Conference:

 

Re-writing / Re-imagining the Past

 

Aesthetics, Food and Sharing Postgraduate Colloquium

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:32pm
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The University of East Anglia's Art History department is delighted to announce its first PGR Colloquium, to be held on Monday 24th May 2021.

The aim of the colloquium is to examine ideas around the aesthetics of food sharing as they expand across histories, communities and identities. We are keen to receive papers from any researchers, across disciplines, which address the aestheticised consumption of food, community stories centered around food, artworks which incorporate food, and spaces which accommodate the sharing of food. We hope that the interdisciplinary nature of this symposium will encourage contributions from PGRs working across different periods, themes and mediums.

Hawthorne at Play: MLA 2022

updated: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 5:02pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The annual conference of the Modern Language Association will be held in Washington, DC on Jan. 6-9, 2022. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society seeks proposals for the following panel:

Hawthorne at Play

Fairies: A Companion

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 4:27pm
Simon Bacon and Lorna Piatti-Farnell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Stories about fairies and the fae have long populated the imagination of many cultures around the world. Fairy histories have been the focus of much scholarly debate, and so has the figure of the fairy as a cultural icon.

Fairies and the fae have also gained a noticeable importance in the 21st century, bringing with them an increased cultural focus on traditional beliefs and indigenous identities. Indeed, while the connection to the folkloristic and the literary remains strong—with the multiple re-incarnations Tinkerbell from Peter Pan taking centerstage here—fairies have also found renewed life in modern and contemporary re-imaginings.

Gender, Violence, and the State in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:14pm
Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

From its beginnings, speculative fiction across different media and genres has combined imaginaries of social and political organization with issues of gender and violence. Thomas More’s Utopia (1551), for example, imagined an egalitarian society that remained strictly patriarchal and a perfect government that ensured prosperity and peace by fighting preventive wars, administering capital punishment to adulterers, endorsing corporal punishment for unruly women and children, and encouraging (assisted) suicide. Whether we consider literary texts, film, TV series, comics, or other forms of cultural expression, contemporary speculative fiction continues to discuss (state-)violence and the gendered nature of socio-political relations.

Information and Communication Technologies’ Role in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Essachess - Journal for Communication Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 30, 2021

Call for Papers for volume 15, n° 1(29)/ 2022

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

http://www.essachess.com

Information and Communication Technologies’ Role in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Call available here: https://www.essachess.com/index.php/jcs/announcement/view/35

 

Guest editors

Ana MELRO, PhD, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL

e-mail: anamelro@ua.pt

Lídia OLIVEIRA, Professor, DigiMedia, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL

e-mail: lidia@ua.pt

CFP: "American Literature 1870-Present," Midwest Modern Language Association 2021

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

“Collection Cultures”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021. The MMLA’s permanent section on American Literature After 1870 invites papers which, building on the conference theme, examine the topic of “cultures of collectivity” in American novels, poetry, and/or other kinds of texts, artwork, or cultural endeavors. Particularly invited are papers which explore cultures of collectors and collections.

Call for Undergraduate and Graduate Submissions: Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures Vol 2

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:06pm
The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Submissions are now open for the second issue of The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures. Submissions are due October 1, 2021.

 

 

The topic of the second issue is an open one, and any essays on fantasy and fan cultures (broadly construed) will be considered.

You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.

Moving Images: Transculture, Transmedia, and Transidentities

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Kyooyung Ra / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

ABSTRACT

 

This special session seeks to explore scholarly works on images, cultures, identities, and practices that traverse conventionally ‘fixed’ or ‘impermeable’ boundaries. Topics may range widely to include instances of cultural or aesthetic appropriation, mimicry, transmedia narratives, transnational images and identities, and more.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Cultures, societies, and their productions are never static. Whatever subject or topic we as scholars study inevitably becomes mobile, undergoes transformations, and/or turns elusive to its prescribed ontologies.

Digital Expressions of the Self/ Special Issue of Convergence

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
National Institute of Technology Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

This issue of ''Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies'' engages with the digital forms of expressions of the self. We invite papers that explore the ways in which, for instance, digital techniques now allow the construction of selves that often rely more on algorithms than any ‘original’ referent. Consider, for example, how algorithms simulate images, voices etc. and have become the basis for facial recognition, biometrics and similar datafication concerning the self. This shift is indicative of what we might term posthuman condition. Along these lines,  we are interested in papers that engage with how expressions enhanced by algorithms produce multiple, fractured selves.

The Politics of Gendered Work and Representation in the Nordic Screen Industries

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

 CFP: The Politics of Gendered Work and Representation in the Nordic Screen Industries

Special issue,  Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (2022)

Guest Editors: Louise Wallenberg and Maaret Koskinen (Stockholm University)

 

Columbia University Press launches new partnership with Howard University to advance Black studies and diversify academic publishing

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:58am
Columbia University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 26, 2026

Columbia University Press today announced a new ongoing scholarly book series in the field of Black studies called Black Lives in the Diaspora: Past / Present / Future, to be published in partnership with Howard University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Columbia University’s African American and African Diaspora Studies Department.

Adapting Bridgerton

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:58am
Valerie Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Adapting Bridgerton

If Jane Austen and the history books present one version of the regency, Bridgerton shows a far different one. While the series had many surprises for viewers, it’s less clear what’s responsible. Does this come from being a 2020 show? From Netflix's style? From the romance novels source material? Let’s consider and also weigh what worked and what didn’t. 

Length will depend on how many submissions arrive. They will be in MLA format, secondary sources welcome, scholarly be approachable and fun for fans. These will be published in a scholarly colelction--McFarland is interested. Abstracts Due May 1, essays due August 1. 

CFP: Manga’s Global Influence (MLA 2022 Guaranteed Session; 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE 3/15/21)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Guaranteed Session CFP: Manga’s Global Influence

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a guaranteed roundtable panel sponsored by the Forum for Comics and Graphic Narratives at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, January 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC.

CFP: Reading and Translating Comics in Two Directions (MLA 2022 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Janine Utell / Modern Language Association / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Collaborative/Non-Guaranteed Session CFP: Reading and Translating Comics in Two Directions

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 6-9, 2022, in Washington D.C. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Arabic Forum and the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.

Hashtags across Borders: Considering #Instapoetry as a Transglobal and Translingual Literary Movement

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:57am
European Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Call for Papers for Volume 27 (2023)

The editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the two issues of the journal to be published in 2023. Potential contributors are reminded that EJES operates a two-stage review process. The first is based on the submission of detailed proposals (up to 1,000 words) and results in invitations to submit full essays from which a final selection is then made. The deadline for essay proposals for this volume is 30 November 2021, with delivery of completed essays in the spring of 2022, and publication in Volume 27 (2023).

Procedure

EJES operates a two-stage review process.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Crime Fiction and Film (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:56am
Cynthia Kuhn, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Crime Fiction and Film

Contacts: Cynthia Kuhn, Metropolitan State University of Denver (kuhnc@msudenver.edu)

Description: This virtual (online) session welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of This virtual (online) session invites submissions on any aspect of crime fiction and film. Given the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction," papers that attempt to engage with this theme are also welcome.

REMINDER: Murderous Sublime: Serial Killers and Serial Spectators: Monday15th March

updated: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 11:45pm
Dr. Anhiti Patnaik (BITS), Prof. Elana Gomel (Tel-Aviv)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This global collection of essays – emerging from a session presented at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference 2021 – raises important ethical and aesthetic questions regarding narratives of serial murder. How is the serial killer constructed in World Literature and Culture by invoking or debunking Western criminological theories and detective genres? Why does a ‘murderous sublime’ dominate mainstream cinema, Netflix shows, graphic novels, and podcasts? On what historical and cultural terms, do these graphic representations of violence vacillate between notions of ‘normality’ and ‘abnormality’ or ‘banality’ and ‘exceptionalism’?

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