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Esotericism, Magic, and Occultism : Virtual Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic invites proposals relating to magical worldviews, practices, and representations, as well as consciousness transformation, hidden meanings, the power of transmutation, and related phenomena. Characteristic beliefs and practices include: arcane symbolism, imagery, and aesthetics; unseen forces and spiritual intermediaries; synchronous patterns, non-ordinary causation, and anomalous processes.

Red Ink: Critical Essays on Horror Comic Books

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:23pm
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Red Ink: Critical Essays on Horror Comic Books

 

Deadline for ProposalsNov. 15, 2020

 

Full name/name of organization:

Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns (Universidad de Buenos Aires) and John Darowski (University of Louisville)

 

Contact email: redinkproject@yahoo.com

 

Dragons: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 10:09am
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Dragons: A Series of Edited Volumes

deadline for submissions: 

November 25, 2020

full name / name of organization: 

Northwestern State University

contact email: 

rachel.carazo@snhu.edu

I received a great response to the last call for papers regarding the volumes on dragons. As a result, I have been better able to refine and divide results.

Below are the new details for the updated call for papers:

Research Methodologies in Fan Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 9:18am
Christina Schuster/ University of Vienna
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dear all,I would like to share the CFP for the first international #YouthMediaLife Conference in 2021, at the University of Vienna (Austria), which will be offering an integrate

Politics of the Middle East

updated: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 2:42am
The Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Call for Papers (Fall Issue 2020)

 

    The Middle East is a highly dynamic and strategically located region that is experiencing numerous challenges and opportunities in contemporary times. Political revisionism, religious fundamentalism, major regional and international powers foreign intervention, the rise of radicalism and terrorism, endeavor to reshape the political systems, replace them with a one- model political, social, and economic system led to slowdowns surrounding the decline in global energy supply chains and people-led protests against corrupt regimes. These are just a few variables affecting the region.

Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 2:26pm
Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education  and Social Sciences (MEJRESS) is an international open access and peer-reviewed journal that publishes high quality research in education and social sciences.

The aim of this journal is to publish high quality studies in the areas of instruction, learning, teaching, curriculum development, learning environments, teacher education, educational technology, and educational developments. The journal also publishes articles in social sciences and culture studies.

Aging and Ageism in the Covid-19 Pandemic A Digital Symposium by the North American Network of Aging Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:45am
North American Network of Aging Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic impacts the lives of societies, communities, and individuals deeply. Since the beginning of the pandemic, experts, scholars, journalists, and individuals have testified time and again to the fact that the virus does not impact everyone in the same ways. Identifying factors that heighten vulnerability is an important part of protecting those at risk. However, just as it is vital to recognize that racism and not race translates to higher exposure to and less protection from the virus for people of colour, it is crucial to recognize that ageism and not age is the greatest factor that puts older people at risk.

 

AMP: American Music Perspectives (newjournal)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
Kenneth Womack, Monmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

Monmouth University is proud to announce the publication of a new scholarly journal. Entitled AMP: American Music Perspectives, the journal is sponsored by Monmouth University and published by Penn State University Press.

AMP welcomes manuscripts from a variety of cultural and theoretical perspectives, while also considering traditional, biographical, historical, and archival studies of American music and its artists, composers, genres, and practitioners.  AMP also welcomes interpretive analyses of American music, as well as manuscripts that investigate its sociocultural production, its political manifestations, and the history of the business practices and technological innovations associated with its development.

Teaching Popular Culture in Intermediate Language Courses

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the recent years, foreign language teaching has advocated for an increasingly intermedial and interdisciplinary approach, one that enables instructors to expand course materials and integrate a wide array of popular and current cultural products. Advanced courses in literature and culture can develop curricula that more liberally incorporate popular culture into teaching. Yet intermediate courses must combine cultural components with the introduction or the review of grammar structures. This session seeks contributions that address the following: What are the challenges of transitioning from grammar-based to culture-based instruction in intermediate language classes?

Kurt Vonnegut Society Panel at the NeMLA 2021

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:09pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This guaranteed session will be part of the March 11-14, 2021 NeMLA convention in Philadelphia, PA: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html.  Proposals must be submitted through the NeMLA’s conference website.

Please contact Tom Hertweck (thertweck@umassd.edu), Vice President of Kurt Vonnegut Society, with questions. 

Panel Title: “Kurt Vonnegut Changing the World—and In a Changing World” 

Masculinities, Sexualities and Esotericism Special issue in Correspondences

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:07pm
Correspondences: Journal for the Study of Esotericism
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Call for Proposals

Masculinities, Sexualities and Esotericism

Special issue in Correspondences

 Guest editors: Tanya Cheadle (University of Glasgow) and Christine Ferguson (University of Stirling)

ChLA 2021: The Arcade

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

The arcade.

Maybe it makes you think of neon flashing lights and cacophonies of strange sounds, or maybe your mind immediately jumps to visions of Pac-Man and Space Invaders. Maybe the word conjures nostalgia for childhood friendships and fun, as seen in Stranger Things. Perhaps your imagination wanders to the pachinko parlors of Tokyo. Or maybe you go to the traditional origins of the word, seeing the covered walkways of seventeenth-century French architecture or the contemporary covered markets of Santiago. Maybe the arcade, for you, remains linked to the theories of Walter Benjamin, prompting reflection on consumption and capitalism.

Call for Submissions, Handbook on Games and Sex/Sexuality

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:55pm
Matthew Wysocki, Flagler College; Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for Submissions, Handbook on Games and Sex/Sexuality

 

 

Climate Change as Reflected in Science Fiction, Film and World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Climate change is an important issue that has become a frequent topic in twentieth as well as twenty-first century literature and film. From science fiction of the past to the present-day speculative fiction, this roundtable presents an opportunity to provide and study examples both past and present regarding climate change issues in literature and film. Dystopias written by international writers reflect the world-wide concern regarding climate change. For example, novelists such as British-born Maggie Gee’s The Flood or French-born Pierre Boulle’s La Planète des singes[The Planet of the Apes] speculate on the possibility of climate changes causing devastating destruction.

American Literature Area at PCA 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:44pm
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association (PCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held June 2-5, 2021 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "Narratives of American Colonization and Imperialism" by 25 Oct 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

400 years ago, the Mayflower arrived on Patuxet land and established the settler colony of Plymouth. Just two years later, the Patuxet peoples were pronounced extinct. Despite or due to this settler violence, the Plymouth colony gave rise to the American tradition of “Thanksgiving” and the mythology of Europeans building a ‘City upon a Hill’ in America.

Kzoo 2021: Medievalist as Auctor (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
Erin K. Wagner
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Whether we consider the high fantasy of Lewis and Tolkien or the contemporary rise in historical fiction set during the Middle Ages, it must be acknowledged that medievalists (and scholars more generally) have long been linked with creative writing. In an era of academia where the traditional university job is far from assured and where representations of the Middle Ages are co-opted by white nationalists, we must acknowledge the wider benefits and contributions of the humanities, while promoting a diverse picture of the Middle Ages. It is more important than ever that the scholastic community embrace its creative side.

“HINDSIGHT IS 20/20”: LOOKING BACK AT THE LAST 100 YEARS IN AMERICA

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
American Studies Association of Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

 The 64th annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held February 12th through 13th at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. This year’s conference is delayed until the spring because of COVID-19. The following is a list of suggested areas of scholarship you may consider when exploring our conference theme:

Mythological Literature in India

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Dr. Neena Gupta Vij / Central University of Jammu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Call for Papers

An Edited Book (ISBN)

                                                                             Mythological Literature in India

 

 

We are pleased to inform you that we are going to publish an edited volume with the proposed title “Revisiting Mythological Literature in India: Origin and Development.”  

 

Concept Note

CFP «Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione», XIV (Novembre 2020):Representation of work in contemporary Italian short story collections from the 1980s to the present day

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:58am
«Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione» -Università degli Studi di Trento
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Representation of work in contemporary Italian short story collections from the 1980s to the present day

 

Guest editors: Filippo Gobbo, Mara Santi and Tiziano Toracca.

 

House of the Devil: Satanic Cultures (and Panics) from the 60s to Today

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:58am
James Pate, Brian Santana / Shepherd University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Chapters:  House of the Devil: Satanic Cultures (and Panics) from the 60s to Today (Proposals due October 15, 2020)

 

            From the Satanic and occult counter-cultures of the late 60s, as seen in the films of Kenneth Anger, to the Satanic Panic of the 80s, to the progressive-style Satanism of music groups like Twin Temple and organizations like The Satanic Temple, Satanism in the U.S. (both real and imagined) has long reflected the anxieties, hopes, and concerns of the culture at large.

Call for Papers – Uncharted [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

updated: 
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 7:47am
Łukasz Muniowski
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

 

Abstracts are sought for a peer-reviewed collection of philosophical essays related to the Naughty Dog action-adventure video game series Uncharted (2007-2017). The essays should refer to the games that are considered the canon of the series: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. As the production of the movie adaptation of the game has been once again put on hold, and it seems that Naughty Dog will not develop new entries in the series in the foreseeable future, a book of essays seems rather timely.

NEW CONFERENCE DATE: CFP Happiness and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 3:30am
Vida Penezic/PCA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

 

Call for Papers

Special Topic: Happiness and Culture

Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference 

June 2-5, 2021

Boston, MA

(DATE CHANGE: June 2-5 instead of March 31- April 3, as previously announced)

 

 

International Journal in the field of Humanities and Education Development

updated: 
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 12:13am
Infogain Publication
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences (IJELS)(ISSN: 2456-7620) is a bi-monthly peer-reviewed refereed journal that inviting Literature Essays, Review Articles, Research articles, case studies, conference proceeding, and short communication in the field of English Literature, Humanities, and Social Sciences. IJELS welcomes quality work that focuses on research, development, and review.

After submission, all papers will be evaluated by experienced editorial members for their originality, Language perspective, and correctness, the relevance of topic and presentation quality.

Why publish with us?

Flow Journal CFP: "TikTok as a Cultural Forum"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:10pm
Flow Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 13, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS
Flow Volume 27 Special Issue

“TikTok as a Cultural Forum”

Call for Papers: Cinematic Bodies

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:09pm
Cinephile (The University of British Columbia's Film Journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The body on the screen and the body of the screen have always formed a compelling and productive pairing. From apparatus theory to production and exhibition histories, these two conceptualizations of cinematic bodies remain valuable avenues for reflecting on the use of images, their visibility, materiality, and presentation. As cinema continues to fracture and expand across our cell phones and living spaces, the screen is increasingly tangible, mobile, and ubiquitous. Like the mobile toys and popular illusions preceding modern cinema, these forms of new media present particular bodies on particular screens.

Unreliable Narrators

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:08pm
Humanities in Transition
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Unreliable narrators are storytellers that the reader (or viewer) cannot trust. They most often occur in narratives that are written from a first-person point of view. Unreliable narrators deceive purposefully in some cases and unintentionally in others. As a result, the reader/viewer is left with the sense that something is “off.”

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