18th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference March 26- 27, 2021
Media Literacy and Academic Research is inviting papers for Vol. 4, No. 1 which is scheduled to be published on April 2021.
2007 has been heralded as one of the best in film history. Numerous exceptional films were released, and some actors and directors reached career pinnacles with their 2007 work (the Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Day-Lewis, George Clooney). I am soliciting 250-word abstracts on any topic related to films from that year, whether as single-film studies, comparative analyses, or studies in cinematic trends. Your presentation can involve films from other years, as long as the 2007 film plays a central role in the argument. I am especially interested in essays on any of the following films:
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Information, resources, and diseases are all things that are communicable across real and imagined borders. They are transmitted by the World Wide Web, television, highways and trains, diasporas, marketplaces, governments, viral media, social events, casual associations, the human system, and more. Networks as a model and metaphor for examining the structures of societies, politics, culture, and the body appear in seminal texts across disciplines, including Norbert Wiener’s Cybernetics (1948), Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish (1975), Jean-François Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition (1979), Donna Haraway’s “A Cyborg Manifesto” (1985), and Timothy Morton’s Ecological Thought (2010).
Critical articles on the representation of Muslims/Islam in Indian films are invited from research scholars/faculty members for the upcoming volume "Muslims in Indian Cinema" to be edited by Md Sarfaraj Nawab and Asrin Khatun.
University of Birmingham*
Date: 9 July 2021
Registration: estimated £10, £5 students/unwaged
The X-Files Companion - Call for Contributions
Chapter proposals are invited for a proposed edited companion on the seminal television series The X-Files (1993-2018, Fox), its movies, spin offs (The Lone Gunmen, Millennium), and surrounding paratextual material (books, comics, fan fiction etc).
APROXIMACIONES A LO MONSTRUOSO Y LO FEMENINO: DE LO “HUMANO” A LO POSTHUMANO
El número 43 (2021) de la revista Estudios Humanísticos. Filología tendrá como título "Aproximaciones a lo monstruoso y lo femenino: de lo “humano” a lo posthumano” y tiene como objeto recoger estudios originales sobre lo monstruoso y lo femenino y sus diferentes manifestaciones.
Por ello proponemos recoger artículos escritos en español y en inglés que avancen en el estudio de esta temática. Se sugieren, sin excluir otras, las siguientes áreas de investigación:
• Lo monstruoso femenino en literatura, cine, television, teatro, arte, etc.
Call for Proposals for Papers and Panels:
Gender Studies Area
Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference
June 2-5, 2021
Boston, MA (option for virtual participation)
In the past decades, video games have established themselves as a global entertainment medium enjoying ever-increasing sales and profits. What was once a contested form of entertainment, now benefits from a level of social acceptability comparable to that of more traditional media such as the cinema. The popularity and cultural capital of video games calls for an inquiry into their contribution to the construction of cultural identity. While this avenue of research has begun to gain momentum, as proven by the increasing number of academic publications on gender identity or sexual orientation, less attention has been given to colonialism and colonial subjects in the context of today’s neoliberal postcolonial and postcommunist world.
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will organize the 25th edition of the Symposium of Students in English on 16 April 2021. The event is open to both undergraduate and M.A. students who take an interest in research connected to:
The Area for Esotericism, Occultism,and Magic at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites paper proposals for a special online panel at this year's all-online conference. This panel will focus on the prominent and pervasive role and significance of esoteric, occult, and magical themes, aesthetics, imagery, conceptions, and content in gaming media. This is intended to encompass games themselves (board games, table-top/RPG, console/PC, live-action RPG, alternate reality games, simulations, etc.) as well as tie-in media of any type (books, films, television, internet series, etc.). Of equal interest is the reception and application of games and game-like systems or content within esoteric, occult, and ma
Gender Cultures: Essays in Identity & Expression
(Eds: Subhadeep Paul & Goutam Majhi)
The Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies, a peer-reviewed publication of the L.M. Montgomery Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island, invites scholarly articles and creative work (written, visual, or audio-visual) on the topic of “L.M. Montgomery and Mental Health.” Abstracts due 15 February 2021; Submissions due 2 August 2021
For more information go to https://journaloflmmontgomerystudies.ca/mentalhealth_cfp
The (B)end of (Hi)story: beyond postmodern narrative
REMINDER: We are seeking book chapters for an edited scholarly collection on the Chinese web drama Chen Qing Ling (The Untamed)!
We are soliciting book chapters for an edited scholarly collection on Chen Qing Ling/The Untamed, its contexts, and its audiences. This will be a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary collection that considers the show's popularity, influences, and effects from a variety of cultural and critical viewpoints.
Article Length: 6,000-8,000 words
Going Viral: Chronotopes of Disaster in Film and Visual Media
Guest editors: Sotirios Bampatzimopoulos (Ankara University) and Geli Mademli (University of Amsterdam)
Call for Papers
ESOTERICISM, OCCULTISM, AND MAGIC
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN!
42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021
Submission Deadline EXTENDED FURTHER to December 13, 2020
For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.
The study of conspiracism overlaps with the study of esotericism, occultism, and magic in several respects. In addition to the frequent significance of secrecy and clandestine interactions in the history of esoteric, occult, and magical movements, their association (real or imagined) with heterodox religious movements, political subversion, and intelligence organizations has led to close association of these conceptions with each other in popular cultural imagination as well as in their own subcultural milieux. Esotericists, occultists, and magicians have themselves engaged in conspiracist conception, generated conspiracy theories, and projected them onto others, as well as themselves being the recipients of such projections by both religious and secula
Archetypal and Jungian psychology have a well-established and verified relationship with esoteric and occult worldviews, a circumstance demonstrated even more clearly with the publication of Jung's Liber Novus. However, while there is considerable literature on the intersections of the general background of psychodynamic origins with the occult milieu, they have been explored less systematically and also less sensationally. Similarly, while parapsychology occupies a significant place in popular cultural lore that overlaps with conspiracism and also the study of the paranormal, systematic inquiry into the relationship of scientific psychology with occult, esoteric, magical, and mystical worldviews has also been less prominent, though present non
"Tantra" has the distinction of being one of the few conceptions that simultaneously refers to intensely esoteric and antinomian systems of traditional mystical, magical, and occult practice deeply rooted in and contextualized in cultural specificity while also being used to describe popularized receptions that variously narrow its focus, broaden its scope, secularize it, moralize it, sanitize it, demonize it, and diabolize it. Sometimes popular conceptions also associate its practice with variant interpretations of concepts such as the "Left-Hand Path" that themselves have accrued a considerable range of both emic and etic significances frequently at odds with one another. Unlike abstractions such as the "Left-Hand Path," Tantra has retained a common t
CALL FOR PAPERS
Global James Bond
Lisa Funnell and Klaus Dodds
Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-08) and its sequel The Legend of Korra (2012-14) are among the most acclaimed and influential animated television series of the twenty-first century. Yet, there has been little scholarly writing about them. To remedy this gap, I am looking for contributors for an edited volume of essays on this franchise.
The book will be designed for a general undergraduate readership, covering a range of topics in relation to the Avatar franchise. These include (but are not limited to):
CALL FOR PAPERS
Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves
Department of English Graduate Virtual Conference
8-9 May 2021
“Take joy in your digressions. Because that is where the unexpected arises.”
- Brian Massumi
Dr Jenny Bonnevier, Örebro University, Sweden and Associate Professor Berit Åström, Umeå University, Sweden invite original essays for a contributed volume on kinship in the fiction of N.K. Jemisin. Lexington Books have expressed a provisional interest in publishing the volume.
OVER Journal is a new periodical publication and online platform that proposes to its readers a deep, honest, critical and edifying experience of Photography and Visual Culture.
OVER Journal is interested in challenging and preventing the repetition of obsolete and flawed structures, as much as highlighting the work of those who are expanding what we still call Photography into new horizons. The journal is a space for reflection on new practices, new voices, new ways of thinking.
1. CALL FOR PAPERS
The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 22-25, 2021. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
"From Postcolonial to the Universal: Recent Trends in Postcolonial Studies"
Edited by- Dr. Sourav Kumar Nag, Assistant Professor of English, Onda Thana Mahavidyalaya, Bankura University
Dr. Sharbani Banerjee, Associate Professor of English, Triveni Devi Bhalotia College, Kazi Nazrul University