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When It Changed: Women in SF/F since 1972

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:28am
Science Fiction Foundation / Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, Glasgow University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

To mark the 50th anniversary of Joanna Russ’s landmark short story, ‘When It Changed’, the Science Fiction Foundation and the Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at Glasgow University are proposing an online conference (3-4 December 2022) on women’s role in reshaping science fiction.

Updated CFP: Narrative Complexity in Recent Time-Travel Media

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 8:46am
Elizabeth Trepanier, Luke Leonard (Eastern Florida State College), and Emory O'Malley (Independent)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

We are seeking contributors for an edited collection of scholarly essays on these recent changes in the complexity of time-travel media (film, television, gaming, or literature). Submissions that are interdisciplinary in theory and method are welcome, especially those in popular culture, science fiction, fantasy, genre studies, critical media studies, narratology, etc. Abstracts and papers discussing recent time-travel media, approximately within the last decade, may include but are not limited to research concerning narrative structure, theme, genre, reception, comprehension, and other relevant topics.

14th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 3:39pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

The 14th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 16-17, 2022, at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. Presentation proposals on any aspect of the 2022 conference theme “Supernatural Louisiana,” as well as creative texts by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

“That’s a Take”: The International Television Commercial as Short Film

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 2:38pm
Gary Rhodes, Robert Singer
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

“That’s a Take”: The International Television Commercial as Short Film is a two-day, virtual conference that engages interdisciplinary scholarship from any critical/methodological perspective examining the international television commercial production as a short film narrative. As examined in Consuming Images: Film Art and the American Television Commercial (Edinburgh University Press, 2020) which established the complex vitality of the television commercial both as a short film and as an art form, the television commercial has an aesthetic and historical dynamic linking it directly to cinematic and media cultures.

Edited Collection: Global History of Astrology 1900-2021

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 10:32am
William E. Burns/George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

 I am recruiting contributors for a collection of scholarly essays with the working title Starcrossed Century: Astrology in Global Society from World War One to Covid. The book is designed to address the identification of the history of astrology with "premodern" history. The historiography of astrology is very active and intellectually exciting, but it focuses almost entirely on the period before 1800. Yet never have there been more astrological believers and practitioners than today.

SF and Societal Vulnerability: Fragility, Collapse, and Transformation

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:44pm
Jonathan Elmore Savannah State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

COVID showed us what we already knew, how fragile global capitalist societies are and how unresilient they become when the structures get shocked. Some of those structures deserve to be destroyed (authoritarianism, nationalism, racism, colonialism, labor exploitation, e.g.); others need to be shored up or replaced with even better institutions and practices (healthcare, the planetary ecosystem, wealth equity, social justice, e.g.). When these fragile structures fail, their failures disproportionately affect those least able to bear the harm. And, around the world, the harmful effects of exploitative structures are repeatedly discriminatorily directed.

 

Who Dalit? Why Dalit? How Dalit?: Reading Mediums of the Caste Phenomenon

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:44pm
North East Modern Language Association 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The seminar is interested in looking at papers that deal with the life of Dalits from a phenomenological perspective. The Dalit identity is not frigid. The politics of othering, the notion of subjectivity, the internationalization of caste, caste and cinema, music, art, and other mediums are areas that researchers can explore. Papers that are rooted in the local understanding of caste as a Global/ Indian problem are welcome. Responses that deal with ways to adapt the young generation to the thought of Ambedkar and propose ethical ways to deal with the question of caste are expected. Scholars from literature, political science, media studies, cultural studies, and aesthetics are welcome to make submissions.

Teaching Black American Speculative Fiction & Beyond: Equity, Justice, and Antiracism

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:44pm
KaaVonia Hinton & Karen Chandler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

We are pleased to announce we are accepting abstracts for chapters for our tentatively titled book, Teaching Black American Speculative Fiction & Beyond: Equity, Justice, and Antiracism. This proposed collection is based on our popular 2021 NCTE Assembly on American Literature (AAL) session, which focused on American speculative fiction and issues of social justice. The collection will focus on equity, justice, and antiracism within different genres/modes of speculative fiction (e.g., science fiction, fantasy, horror) and various formats (e.g., short and long fiction, film, graphic novels, comics, and plays).

The Inevitability of Change: Change as a Process

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
SAMLA 94: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

What is certain is that change is a perennial feature of our human experiences.  Yet, both imposed changes (aging, catastrophes, geopolitical change) and changes initiated by the individual for personal reasons (career, educational, family-based, among others). Is there a generalization of the notion of change?  In which ways is it possible to address the diversity of changes taking place in the immediacy of transformation?  This panel invites participants to engage in the concept of change applicable to diverse situations.  

What are the benefits and risks of change?

 

Out With the Old, In With the New: Changing Trajectories in David Lowery’s The Green Knight

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022

For close to seven hundred years, Gawain has been a favorite hero in Arthurian myth, especially when it comes to his legendary accomplishments—and faults—in Gawain and the Green Knight. No matter how much readers may root for him in his quest with the Green Knight, many of us can’t help but wonder…what if? All of that changed with David Lowery’s 2021 film, The Green Knight, which presents viewers with an abundance of scenarios that many of us haven’t even anticipated. In doing so, Lowery has forever altered the way scholars approach the medieval poem.

Disney and the Middle Ages

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
Christina M. Carlson, Mariah L. Cooper, and Joshua Parks
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Call for Papers

 Edited Volume on Disney and the Middle Ages

 

We invite proposals for an edited collection of essays on medievalism in Disney media for Brepols’ new series Reinterpreting the Middle Ages: From Medieval to Neo. The Walt Disney Company's films, theme parks, and merchandise are full of people, places, and things coded as “medieval,” and because Disney's medievalism is often coded as white and Christian, it is especially relevant to medieval studies' ongoing struggle with white supremacy within and outside the field.

 

CfP - 'Queering Camelot' - 'Fantastika' special edition

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2022

Call for Papers

Queering Camelot: LGBTQQA+ Readings, Representations, and Retellings of Arthuriana 

Fantastika Special Issue

Guest Editors: Rebecca Jones and Sebastian F.K. Svegaard

 

This is an open call for papers for a special issue of Fantastika continuing on from its Queering Fantastika issue, which will explore the queer side of Arthurian tales, adaptations, and fanworks. It seeks to include any and all media, whether directly adapting or only alluding to Camelot and Grail narratives. This issue will present a multivalent approach and is seeking both critical and critical practice-based research on this subject. 

MAPACA: Gothic Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:42pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association: Gothic Studies Area
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association is accepting proposals until June 30 for their 2022 conference, Nov 10 - 12, in Princeton, NJ. General guidelines can be found at mapaca.net.

Last Call: Investigating the Hardwood - Interdisciplinary Analyses of Professional Basketball

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:41pm
Till Neuhaus/Niklas Thomas (Eds.)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

Dave Sim Comics Iconoclast

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 6:28pm
Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Co-Editors Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman (Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations, Seth: Conversations, Jim Shooter: Conversations, Steve Gerber: Conversations, Approaching Twin Peaks: Essays on the Original Series, and The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels) seek original, previously unpublished essays on the work of Dave Sim for a book of critical approaches on Sim, tentatively titled Dave Sim: Comics Iconoclast, to be published by McFarland.

 

Call for Book Chapters: "Monsters and Monstrosity in Media - Reflections on Vulnerability"

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:46am
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on "Monsters and Monstrosity in Media - Reflections on Vulnerability".

How might on-screen constructions of the monster and monsterity represent notions of difference, perceived (non)belongings, and disruptions of traditional identity markers? How do these constructions conceal various vulnerabilities and implicitly endorse violence towards the labelled Other?

Call for Submissions, 2023 Special Issue: “Laughter”

updated: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 1:41pm
The AutoEthnographer Literary and Arts Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

American author Mark twain said it best when he wrote, “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” With the world ever balancing so much to cry about with so much to laugh about, The AutoEthnographer Literary and Arts Magazine is excited to announce its call for submissions for the 2023 special issue, “Laughter.” Submissions will be accepted in any of our main categories (writing, poetry, multimedia, video, performance, etc.) between June 1, 2022 and June 1, 2023 and may respond to the following prompts:

Adapting Bridgerton

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 9:24pm
Valerie Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

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 style? From the romance novels source material? Let’s consider and also weigh what worked and what didn’t. I’m seeking essays on:

Length will depend on how many submissions arrive. They will be in MLA format, secondary sources welcome, scholarly be approachable and fun for fans. Abstracts still accepted, essays due June 30. 

Please send to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of Bridgerton.

Critical Essays and Books on Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 9:22pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Hello, everyone. I'm editing a series with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy (that's the series title). https://rowman.com/action/series/les/lexjsf As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.

At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:

 

The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)

**URGENT** 1-2 Additional Chapters Needed For an Edited Collection on Cinema

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
Anthony Ballas / Northern New Mexico College, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

I am seeking 1-2 additional chapters for a collection entitled Cinema/Liberation/Theology. The volume is composed of 14 chapters covering a range of cinematic and theological traditions from around the world, from history and from a wide variety of genres. I am specifically looking for contributions covering any of the following topics (topics marked with a star (*) are considered priority):

 

- *A chapter on Native American/Indigenous cinema and religion (possibly with a focus on decolonization, AIM, and/or liberation theology)

Themed Journal Issue on "Narrative and Identity"

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

The call for papers for the next issue of the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (Issue 11.1-2), on the general theme of 'narrative and identity', is now open.

Article submissions on any aspect of the theme are encouraged. The Issue's Editors particulalry invite articles on the following topics:

- self-representation on social media
- representations of disability and neurodiversity in popular culture
- re-inventions of genre and viewership/readership in popular culture
- alternative realities and modes of storytelling in (video) games
- online fandoms and identity
- popular icons

Here for the Right Reasons: The Bachelor at Twenty

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:40am
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Call for Submissions

Here for the Right Reasons: The Bachelor at Twenty

On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of The Bachelor (March 22, 2002), we seek submissions of abstracts for articles for a Contemporaries cluster devoted to the franchise. Since its premiere, the show has spawned a legion of spinoffs (The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise, Winter Games) as well as imitators and fictionalizations (Love Island, FBOY Island, UnREAL). The franchise also comprises a prodigious fanbase known as Bachelor Nation that encompasses a cottage industry of influencers, podcasters, and recappers.

Comics and Graphic Narratives, PAMLA 2022 CFP Deadline Extended to July 10, 2022

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

PAMLA's Comics and Graphic Narratives panel seeks papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives for its annual in-person conference, which will convene at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022. We extended the deadline for submissions to Sunday, July 10, 2022.

All papers dealing with comics and graphic narratives will be considered. We appreciate papers using media specific analyses and/or featuring a strong connection to this year's theme ("Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian"), but these guidelines are not required. We also welcome papers/presentations using a visual component.

Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (17 to 19 February 2023)

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
Historical Fictions Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

 

Call for Papers
Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference
(17 to 19 February 2023, Zoom)

The Historical Fictions Research Network (see https://historicalfictionsresearch.org/) aims to create a place for the discussion of all aspects of the construction of the historical narrative. The focus of the conference is the way we construct history, the narratives and fictions people assemble and how. We welcome both academic and practitioner presentations.

(CFP: PAMLA 2022) The Depictions of Femme Fatale from the 18th to the 21st century

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

PAMLA 2022 is excited to announce that the extended deadline for paper proposal submissions is July 10 for the 119th annual PAMLA Conference at the beautiful UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California!

Visit our conference portal CFP page and begin to search for a session that interests you! Once you’ve done so, you will hear back from your prospective presiding officer in the following days after the deadline.

--Presiding Officer(s)

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