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"What is your favorite novel?"

updated: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 3:21pm
South Central Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

During the pandemic, we’ve heard that a lot of people went back to read their favorite novels as comfort and sustenance through the hard times. We at South Central Review have therefore decided to do a special double issue on this topic, scheduled to appear in Fall 2021. We hope to run approximately thirty brief essays (5-8 pages in manuscript form) in which the authors reflect on the literary, artistic, or other merits of the novel in question, why it resonates as it does, and perhaps why it was important at a particular moment in history, or why it remains influential today. We also hope to interview several contemporary novelists and writers about their favorite novels as sources of or inspiration for their own work.

 

Call for Book Chapter Proposals | Edited Collection: Debating Advertising: Ethics, Effectiveness, & Creativity

updated: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:51am
Kathleen Vandenberg | Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

This book seeks to showcase current academic debates and multiple disciplinary perspectives on adversiting. The contributions in this book will help create a comprehensive overview of of academic discourse on contemporary advertiting. Perspectives on the ethics of advertising, the challenges to measuring advertising’s impact, and the importance of professional creativity are particularly encouraged. Proposed chapters might address whether advertising is purely manipulative, whether it encourages over consumption, whether it creates monopolies, or whether it serves primarily to make the rich even richer.

Short Fiction: The City Speaks. How Should We Answer? (Special Session)

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Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 1:03pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2021 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS/Online: Thursday 11th November - Sunday 14th November 14 2021

This is an online/virtual session.

What stories does a city tell us, and how do we pass them on? How can we use stories to interpret a world where time and the outside is obscured? Should we weave narratives of a capitalist utopia or a dystopian warning? This virtual (online) session invites submissions of original, unpublished short stories of 2,000 to 3,000 words, linked to the PAMLA 2021 theme. The writers will read their stories, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

The Message Is?: Searching for Spiritual and Religious Meaning in the work of Arthur Jafa

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:21pm
Nathanael Homewood/DePauw University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Message Is? is an edited volume dedicated to exploring the expressed and sometimes hidden gems of black spirituality found in the creativity of the award-winning artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa. Nathanael J. Homewood and Isis Pickens are co-editing this volume.

We are inviting chapter proposals. Please consider submitting a 250-word abstract briefly outlining your potential chapter contribution.  We kindly ask that these be submitted by March 15, 2021, and be emailed to nathanaelhomewood@depauw.edu.

Turkish Review of Communication Studies December 2021 Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:21pm
Marmara University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 7, 2021

Turkish Review of Communication Studies (TURCOM) is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that publishes articles, commentaries, and reviews in the fields of media, communication, and cultural studies. Based in Marmara University Faculty of Communication, Istanbul, the journal is published biannually in June and December and is currently indexed by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), DOAJ, and EBSCOhost.

Drawing Memory in Jewish Women’s Graphic Novels: A Collection of Essays to be Published with Wayne State UP

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
Victoria Aarons/Trinity University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Drawing Memory in Jewish Women’s Graphic Novels

A Collection of Essays to be Published with Wayne State UP

Edited by Victoria Aarons

  

Chapter proposals are invited for a collection of essays under contract with Wayne State University Press on Jewish women’s graphic novels.

Critical Essays and Books on Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:01pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

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)

Literary Monsters - SAMLA - November 4-6, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Crystal O'Leary Davidson / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 21, 2021

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

Speculative Fiction - SAMLA - November 4-6, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Mary Ann Gareis / Middle Georgia State College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 21, 2021

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way.   For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more. 

 

Riverside Quarterly: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
The Riverside Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Riverside Quarterly is accepting submissions for its inaugural Summer 2021 issue.

A multidisciplinary, open access, advertisement-free journal, The Riverside Quarterly is dedicated to serving the growing global creative class. We are accepting original articles, research digests, interviews, reviews, and opinion pieces [between 750 & 2500 words in length] that explore the art and practice of creativity.

Focusing primarily on the arts, education, and business, we seek to present our readers with the most compelling scholarship available in these areas. Our goal is to enlarge and amplify the global dialogue on creativity by providing our readership with a source for quality, usable, information.

CFP: Comics on the Border (MLA 2022; 1/6-1/9/22; DEADLINE 3/15/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Janine Utell / MLA / GS Forum on Comics and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

MLA 2022 Non-Guaranteed Session CFP: Comics on the Border

(DEADLINE: 3/15/2021)

Call for Papers for a proposed non-guaranteed roundtable sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum to be held (if accepted) at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 6-9, 2022, in Washington D.C.

Comics are defined by borders in formal representation and structure, in the boundaries between word and image and generic categories, in the networks and communities of mainstream and alternative production and circulation.

Film and Media Studies - PAMLA Nov 11-14 2021

updated: 
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:21am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

 

The Film Studies session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of film or Film Studies, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "City of God, City of Destruction." For example:

 

The Call Girl in American Cinema

Show Girls on Film

Vegas in Glow

Vegas Criminality on Film

Casinos in U.S. Film

Mob Films and Vegas

Addiction on Film

The Jackpot Movie

The Bookie on Film

The Hangover Films

Male Stripper Films

Hustlers in American Cinema

Film Apocalypse

The Post-Apocalyptic Film City

Cinematic Crusaders

Film Pilgrimages

Architecture on Film

Provocative Parables at the Intersection of the Secular and the Supernatural (PCA/ACA, Philosophy and Culture Area, panel/roundtable) (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Philosophy and Culture Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2-5, 2021, http://pcaaca.org/area/philosophy-and-culture)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Synopsis: A number of anniversaries in 2021 — including the tenth of the premiere of David Benioff and W.B. Weiss’ television series, Game of Thrones, Tom Perrotta’s novel, The Leftovers, and Terrence Malick’s film, The Tree of Life, and the twentieth of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods — is a provocative occasion for a critical reexamination of these and related parables at the intersection of the secular and the supernatural, in their original formulations and as they have developed subsequently.

The Stand, the Original Stephen King Novel and its Adaptations, in the Covid era (PCA/ACA, Stephen King Area, panel/roundtable) (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Stephen King Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2-5, 2021, http://pcaaca.org/area/stephen-king)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 27, 2021

In crises, many of us turn to literature and other forms of popular culture not only for comfort, but for insight, guidance. So it is in the "Covid era," that we have turned to "pandemic literature" and related forms for popular Culture, including Stephen King’s The Stand (1978, 1990) and its adaptations to date (1994, on television, and 2008 and 2012, in comics). Already provocative, the phenomenon is all the more so for Josh Boone's recent television adaptation, appearing amidst the ongoing pandemic, from December 17, 2020 through February 11, 2021 (http://www.imdb.com/video/vi2525675801). More so still, King, in writing the finale’s screenplay, has enriched the original’s conclusion.

Call for Papers: Cultural Adaptations

updated: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 1:34pm
Popular Culture Association (PCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Call for Papers: Cultural Adaptations

PCA 2021 National Conference, June 2-5 (Virtual)

Popular Culture Association (PCA)

 

 

International Conference on Film Studies: "The Anatomy of Cinematic Identities"

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:06am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

Over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st, cinema, television, and related media have become increasingly central both to individual lives and to the lives of peoples, groups, and nations. Cinema has become a major form of cultural expression and films both reflect and influence the attitudes and behaviour of people, representing their tensions and anxieties, hopes and desires and incarnating social and cultural determinants of the era in which they were made. 

International Online Conference on European Studies: Critical Dialogues of (Dis)Integration

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:05am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 10, 2021

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:

International Conference on Gender Studies: “Gender and Intersectionality”

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:04am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Film Studies Summer School

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:03am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

This summer school will cover topics in Film Studies, Media and Communication, Visual Culture, Oral History and Documentary Techniques. The school courses will explore the representations of time, space and ritual, gender roles and gendered gaze, they will also discuss memory, remembering and (auto)biographical practices, especially in conflict narratives.

We are looking forward to applications from students, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to Film and Media Studies. The course will allow you to deepen theoretical and methodological knowledge and critical thinking in the field.

Michael Jackson's Artistic Contributions: a Different Perspective

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:50am
Nakan: A Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

CFP: Nakan, issue #2

"Michael Jackson's artistic contributions: a different perspective"

Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2021
Journal issue edited by Isabelle Petitjean

PRESENTATION

POETRY, COMICS, PROSE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:50am
Women in Comics International
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

WinC Magazine is the official publication for Women in Comics Collective International (WinC), which was founded in May 2012.Summer 2021 Issue Submissions CallJune 2021 | Theme: Dear Summer... When you think of Summer, what words come to mind? Sun, sand, and grilling or humidity, firecrackers, and sweat?

The Many Lives of the Purge

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:49am
Kevin Wetmore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Call for Papers: The Many Lives of The Purge

 

Ron Riekki and Kevin Wetmore, editors, call for abstracts for consideration for inclusion in a volume with the working title The Many Lives of The Purge.

 

We seek essays analyzing any and all parts of Blumhouse’s Purge Universe: The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Purge: Election Year (2016), The First Purge (2018), The Purge TV series (2018-2019), The Forever Purge (2021), or other aspects of the franchise, including parodies of and references to in contemporary politics. 

 

Proposals due by: February 28, 2021

 

Special Forum: Undergraduate Perspectives on Feminism

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:48am
Journal of Feminist Scholarship, https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/jfs/
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

For Publication in Issue 20, Spring 2022

Forum Contact Email: Sabrinna Fogarty (sfogarty@uri.edu)

Co-editors: Anupama Arora, Jessica Frazier, Anna M. Klobucka, Erin K. Krafft, Jeannette E. Riley, and Heather M. Turcotte

2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Annual Conference — Television Area

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:48am
Cory Barker, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area

Friday-Sunday, 7-10 October 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Westin Minneapolis

Address: Westin Minneapolis: 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402 Phone: (612) 333-4006

Reception in the 2020s (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:47am
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

We invite abstracts for a Reception Study Society sponsored panel for MLA 2022, which will be held in Washington DC, January 6-9, 2022.

Topic: Reception in the 2020s

RSS invites abstracts centered on reception trends including, but not limited to: pandemic reading; escapist reading, streaming, or podcasting; BLM reading lists and their reception; diversity issues in reading, reviewing, authorship, and publishing.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 15 March 2021

Kelsey Squire, Ohio Dominican U (squirekelsey@gmail.com )

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