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Vampire Studies (2022 PCA/ACA National Conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture. This year's conference will be held April 13-16 in Seattle, WA.

This year the Vampire Community celebrates the centenary of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.  We welcome papers, panel presentations, or creative pieces about this classic genre defining film.  As well as this broad theme we also welcome papers, presentations, and panels that cover any of the following:

      The Non-Western Vampire (i.e. Black, Asian, Latino/a/x, African)

      The Horror Vampire Byronic vs Hedonistic, or Horror vs Romantic

Teaching Comics and Teaching with Comics (Panel, NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Sara Dallavalle (NeMLA 2022)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Teaching Comics and Teaching with Comics

(Panel)Pedagogy & Professional / Cultural Studies and Media StudiesChair(s)

Sara Dallavalle (University of Chicago)

Abstract

Teaching Popular Culture in Language Courses (Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Sara Dallavalle (NeMLA 2022)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

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. On the contrary, lower advanced and 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 language classes?

Visual Representation of Transgender Bodies in Film and Television

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:06pm
Mary Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel will explore the varying visual representation of transgender people in film and television. Peter Lehman’s Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body explains the visual shame of the male body and could also begin to understand the complexity of the transgender body. Lehman describes it as “men have managed to keep out of the glare, escaping from the relentlessness activity of sexual definitions” (6).  Newer shows like Sense8 and films like Hedwig and the Angry InchA Fantastic Woman, and The Danish Girl allow for characters that have visually and complex personalities along with their visual body. They explore trans struggles in storylines that do not end with death.

Suicide and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Dr. Mike Alvarez/University of New Hampshire
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

According to the World Health Organization, more than 700,000 people die by suicide every year; one in 100 global deaths is by suicide. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 45,000 deaths by suicide (14.2 per 100,000) for the year 2020, representing a 30 percent increase over a 20-year period. Suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death in the U.S., and among persons between the ages of 10 to 34, it is the second leading cause. Women are more likely than men to attempt suicide, but men are three to four times more likely than women to die by suicide. In short, suicide is an intractable public and global health issue that has shown few signs of abating.

The New Ray Bradbury Review first online issue

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Dr Phil Nichols/Center for Ray Bradbury Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The long-established New Ray Bradbury Review is seeking papers for its first online issue. As well as continuing to encourage new scholarship on any aspect of the works and life of American author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), for this issue we also specifically invite articles on the topic of “the importance of literacy”. Submissions may connect Bradbury to this topic, or discuss the topic independently of Bradbury.

We welcome submissions from researchers, educators and creative practitioners in any relevant discipline. Here is a non-exhaustive list of possible subjects for articles, but we would welcome alternative approaches and suggestions:

American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:43pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Popular Culture Association Call for Papers: American Literature

The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Literature Association invites submissions for our National Conference in Seattle.

Reminder - Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (19-20 February 2022)

updated: 
Monday, August 30, 2021 - 10:46am
Historical Fictions Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Call for Papers
Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (19-20 February 2022)

The Historical Fictions Research Network 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.

CALL FOR PAPERS for New Literaria International e-Conference on Contemporary Trends and Development in Cultural Studies and the Humanities

updated: 
Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 3:19am
New Literaria
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANEL PROPOSALS

2nd International e-Conference

“Contemporary Trends and Development in Cultural Studies and the Humanities”

Date: 22nd, 23rd, and 24th October, 2021

To be Organized by

New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

In collaboration with

Department of History, Humanities and Society, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy & Department of English, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India

 

Concept Note

Obscenity! Blasphemy! Treason! An Interdisciplinary Conference on Censorship

updated: 
Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 5:52am
Dr L. Acadia / National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Obscenity! Blasphemy! Treason!

An Interdisciplinary International Conference on Censorship

 

March 3–4, 2022 at NTU and online

Keynote: Ramona Naddaff (UC Berkeley)

 

Extended Call: Mythological Equines in Film

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

I have 12 great essays for a volume called Mythological Equines in Film (Series: Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film), which is meant to be paired with Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature (Series: Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film), which is full with 21 essays.

In order to keep them approximately the same size, I am looking for 2-3 more essays to round out the film collection. Harry Potter and Narnia are well covered, but other topics are open.

The abstract deadline is Sept. 30, 2021. The deadline for essays will be February 1, 2022.

How to submit your proposal

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts (9/30/21; NeMLA Baltimore 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts

 

Sponsored by the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

CFP: Theatrical Reconstructions (c19 conference, 2022)

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
C19
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Theatrical Reconstructions (Proposed Panel)

 

C19 CONFERENCE

March 31-April 2

 

Panel Organizers:

 

Michael D’Alessandro, Duke University

Brian D. Valencia, Florida International University

 

Reel Demonology: Ed and Lorraine Warren and The Conjuring Universe

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
Piedmont Virginia Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Currently consisting of seven (eight if one counts The Curse of La Llorona) interconnected films with additional entries in the pipeline, The Conjuring universe (2013-present) serves as one of the touchstone horror franchises of the modern era. Despite rising to industry prominence as one of the most profitable horror franchises of all time and one of the few properties to effectively execute a shared universe story world, The Conjuring universe has only been the subject of a few studies where it is often assessed alongside analogous, but thematically different, films such as Paranormal Activity (2009) and Insidious (2011).

Extended deadline | Science and Tech in 21st-Century US Popular Culture (hybrid format conference)

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 9:32am
PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Popularizing STEM: Science and Technology in 21st-Century US Popular Culture 

15-19 November 2021 (virtual conference, one day on site if feasible)

Confirmed keynotes: Gerry Canavan, Charles Adler, Stina Attebery, André Brock, Emily Cox-Palmer-White, J. Jesse Ramírez. [on-site activities would be streamed virtually and include two keynotes and workshops on biology-related comics, graphic medicine, and science dissemination in drag]

Conference page: https://www.popmec.com/stem-conference/

 

Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 12:27am
University of Southern Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 26, 2021

Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE

deadline for submissions:
November 26, 2021

full name / name of organization:
St. Thomas 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.

CFP: Southern Humanities Conference 2022, Memphis, TN

updated: 
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 9:07pm
Southern Humanities Council
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Call for Papers

Southern Humanities Conference, Memphis TN, 2022

Witness and “Withness”

The Hu Hotel, Memphis Tennessee, January 27-30, 2022

 

Cultural Productions of the Witch: From Salem to Westview

updated: 
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 5:53pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

UPDATED: The witch is a figure of cultural production. She is a representation of the layers of history and cultural context on the treatment, stereotyping, reception, and representation of powerful women who do not fit into patriarchal structures of power. Whether she be a symbol of women’s disempowerment or a feminist symbol of empowerment, the witch stands as a saturated figure in history, literature, art, and film. This panel is interested in the representation of the witch on a broad scale of culture -- ranging from myth to folklore, to Shakespeare, to WandaVision. The aim of this panel is to bring together a collection of papers that will overlap in the themes of the body, gender, and power.

Esotericism, Magic, and Occultism at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Feb 23-26, 2022, Albuquerque, New Mexico

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 1:15pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

ESOTERICISM, OCCULTISM, AND MAGIC

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 1, 2021

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

 

The Millennial Novel (Edited Collection) - Deadline Approaching

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:48am
Loïc Bourdeau and Christopher Lloyd
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This edited collection aims to theorize and contextualize transnational manifestations of the “millennial novel,” a term that has been used often derogatively to describe contemporary fiction from a generation of writers living through unprecedented historical upheavals. The book will not debate the use of the term, but rather provide an initial theorization of its forms and primary concerns. Characterised, we might say, by rootlessness, anxiety, ennui, and a general detachment from the governing socioeconomic structures of neoliberal modern life, the millennial novel is a genre at once over-debated and under-examined.

“État des lieux”: Women in French and Francophone Noir Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:45am
NEMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Session Description:  

Apart from some chapters and articles (Desnains, Gorrara), few women authors of French crime novels are mentioned in essays or collections dealing with detective and noir fiction in France as a genre. 

CFP Balancing Acts: Finding Time for Work and Scholarship (Roundtable) (9/30/21; NeMLA 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:44am
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP Balancing Acts: Finding Time for Work and Scholarship (Roundtable)

 

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

 

CFP Saving the Day: Advice on Publishing in Popular Culture Research (Roundtable) (9/30/21; NeMLA 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:44am
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP Saving the Day: Advice on Publishing in Popular Culture Research (Roundtable)

 

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

 

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