The aftermath of societal and cultural traumas can be cause for growth, hope, change, and (r)evolution. The last two years have brought the world to such moments. Questions may arise such as: What is the role of Children’s and Young Adult Literature within and after such traumas? How do events such as war or pandemic cause reflection and change on societal, cultural, and/or individual levels? We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of Post Now.
Call for Papers
2022 Conference of Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAPACA)
MAPACA War Studies Area
Thursday, November 10 -- Saturday, November 12, 2022
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Princeton, New Jersey
Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net by June 30, 2022
"Un/Making Graphic History:
BD and Narratives of Resistance in French"
Call for Papers
UNCOVERING AN AESTHETICS OF NAVAL WAR LITERATURE
16 September 2022, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Newsies, both as a film in 1992 and a Broadway show in 2012, has been a sleeper hit for all of its existence. Disney wrote the film off as a failure when it took roughly $15 million to make and only grossed $2.8 million – and yet, the film found a wide, willing, and devoted audience through VHS rentals and Disney Channel showings. The Newsies Broadway show was originally intended to be a licensed adaptation for high schools and colleges - and yet, the built-in audience was so eager for a Broadway adaptation that Disney Theatrical Productions decided to make the gamble.
As the series heroine par excellence, Nancy Drew has taken up most of the scholarly attention surrounding mid-century U.S. girls’ series, and for good reason given her popularity, longevity, and feminist leanings. Running from 1930 into the present day, Nancy has been foiling criminals for nearly a century, first as a spunky blond driving a roadster and then as a versatile titian-haired girl in a convertible.
This session is part of the 35th annual Medieval-Renaissance Conference, sponsored by the Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, Spetember 15-17, 2022. It welcomes proposals about all topics related to King Arthur as a figure in literature, history, art, and entertainment. Interested in interdisciplinary approaches, such as the character of Arthur in romance and history, in art and literature, and in popular media, are especially encouraged. We also welcome proposals on:
LIT Special Issue CFP: Intersectional Feminism and Barriers to Representation at the Turn of the Century
Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2022
Full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Contact email: email@example.com
While fantasy fiction has become incredibly popular and prolific in these last few decades, the appeal of fantastical literature dates back to antiquity, as mythologies, legends, and encounters with the supernatural have formed a large part of narrative traditions in every culture and language. This companion seeks to update and address underexamined areas of fantasy fiction, with the chief aim to provide a global introduction to English-language and English-translation fantasy fiction. This collection will focus on the contemporary written word (narrative prose) produced in late 20th and early 21st century.
We seek paper abstracts on English-language films. The topic is broadly conceived and open, and approaches may favor criticism, theory, history, etc. At least one panel, more as interests warrant and the program allows, will be conducted at SCMLA’s 79th Annual Hybrid Conference, to be held in Memphis, Tennessee from October 13-15, 2022. The conference will be hybrid and offers options for either in-person or virtual attendance to suit presenters’ needs.
Papers might cover any variety of topics on films in the English language.
If you are interested, please submit a paper title and abstract of approximately 400 words to
Scott L. Baugh (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
In The Hero with A Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell asserts that the mythic figure of the hero is central to understanding the human experience. He argues that “the hero is symbolical of that divine creative and redemptive image within us all, only waiting to be known and rendered into life.” The hero, in other words, might be said to be the embodiment or archetype of the imago Dei raised to the highest pitch, functioning as an exemplar of what humanity at its level best can do.
A burgeoning professional literature attests to the rewards and challenges of teaching comics and teaching with comics (for recent examples, see Wallner, Framing Education, 2019; Parker, Teaching Artfully, 2021; the forthcoming Smyth, Teaching with Comics and Graphic Novels, 2022; and the authoritative anthology With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy, eds. Kirtley, Garcia, and Carlson, 2020).
In response to that literature, as well as the challenges of remote learning under COVID, this panel invites succinct 15-minute presentations that address the questions, What is it like to relearn the teaching of comics? and How can comics teachers reframe crisis as opportunity?
Call for Papers
Taylor Sheridan's Wests
Submit a Manuscript to the Journal National Identities (Taylor and Francis, Routledge)
For a Special Issue on Nation, Narration, and Nationalism in Indian Popular Bollywood Movies
Special Issue Editor(s)
Pippa Catterall, University of Westminster, UK
Goutam Karmakar, Barabazar BTM College, SKB University, India
Reliving Orature: Orality in the Age of Post-Literature
(Special Issue of the "Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics")
Guest Editors: Mukulika Dattagupta (Adamas University, Calcutta, India) and Gourab Chatterjee (KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India)
Germany and Beyond
Bad Wörishofen, Germany
16-17 July 2022
(readings, tour 18 July)
An international conference organised by the
Katherine Mansfield Society
Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality
and Tourist and Spa Bureau
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The International Journal on Stereo & Immersive Media (IJSIM) welcomes for its next issue papers covering topics that explore the immersive features of photography, cinema or sound, ranging from panoramic and stereoscopic photography to 3D Cinema, Virtual Reality and Sound Studies. IJSIM is an open access and peer-reviewed journal published since 2017. Full paper submissions are due by 31st May 2022.
PAMLA 2022: Open Educational Resources (OER) in the French and Francophone Classroom (roundtable)
The use of Open Educational Resources (OER) has grown steadily due to the rising cost of textbooks and the unstable financial situations of students, further aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the relevance and authenticity of conventionally published materials is often called into question. As a result, instructors increasingly turn to OER to meet these needs.
Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, well-argued, and well-researched articles on a variety of topics related to popular culture.
Submissions undergo a rigorous peer review process.
General Issues are published in March. Submissions must be received by January 10th for that year's General Issue.
Please see our submission guidelines and instructions at our new website: https://www.popularculturereview.org/submissions.html
The global pandemic and long periods of self-quarantine shifted everything from work habits, to school, to media consumption, and more.
For example, the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons brought families together and even provided a supportive space for on-line memorial services.
Zoom parties became a new way of coming together, as did streaming watch parties.
“We are not essential. We are sacrificial.” With this statement, Sujatha Gidla, a subway conductor in New York City compelled back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, observes that service workers who have been defined by their disposability constitute a bedrock for racial capitalism in an era of proliferating crises. We invite submissions to a special issue of Post45 that will turn to aesthetic and cultural mediations of service in the late 20th and early 21st century in order to theorize and historicize the relations between death, labor, and racial capitalism.
We invite you to join us in building a creative, interdisciplinary, and accessible symposium that considers the challenges of engaging the public and the role of resistance within the cultural spaces curating Americana. This two-day event will take place on the 19th and 20th of May. Hosted online by the University of Kent, UK.
Please submit a 250-word proposal, with title and 50-word biography for a presentation, panel or workshop to email@example.com by April 17th, 2022.
Russell T Davies has been one of the foremost voices in British television for the last three decades. The range of Davies’s work is formidable - from his early work on children’s television such as Dark Season (1991) and Century Falls (1993), to his ground-breaking work creating programmes such as Queer as Folk (1999-2000), Bob and Rose (2001), The Second Coming (2003) and Mine All Mine (2004), to his phenomenally successful rejuvenation of Doctor Who (2005), through to his more recent work such as Cucumber (2015), Years and Years (2019) and It’s a Sin (2021). In the process, he has indelibly transformed the British televisual landscape.
French and Francophone Literature and Culture Panel at PAMLA 2022 Conference in Los Angeles, CA
Date: November 11-13, 2022
Place: UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel
We are open to a wide range of paper topics dealing with French and Francophone literature and culture, but are particularly interested in papers that engage with the special conference theme of "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian."
October 20-22, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC*
Plenary Speakers: Kristen Carella (Assumption University), “Crossing Every Border: Transgender Identity from Merlin to Laura Jane Grace;” and Orville Hicks, renowned Appalachian storyteller
Since launching its hugely popular “Countdown to Christmas” made-for-TV movie series in 2009, Hallmark has expanded its offerings of American small-town romances to include Valentine’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year’s, and Hanukkah, as well as winter, spring, summer, fall, and “Christmas in July.” Dozens of original films are planned and shot each year, often in Canadian locations such as Vancouver and Ottawa. These now-year-round productions are formulaic, heteronormative, Christian, and overwhelmingly white—and they have been undeniably commercially successful, rocketing Hallmark to cable success and spawning imitations across multiple platforms.
Call for Papers (Deadline Extended)
“From the Black Death to COVID-19:
Airborne Diseases in History, Literature, and Culture”
Type: Call for Papers
Dates: November 16-18, 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: May 1, 2022
Venue: Virtual via Zoom
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture, a refereed academic journal now in its seventh volume, is currently seeking manuscripts addressing how the construction of sexual/gender identity as conveyed in recent media and popular culture is changing. We are looking for essays that investigate such areas as non-binary genders, trans identities, and intersectionality, among others.
The Literature and Popular Culture area for the 2022 Northeast Popular & American Culture Association conference is accepting paper and panel proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2022 virtual annual conference will be held online from Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22, 2022. Abstracts are due by August 1, 2022.
The NEPCA Literature and Popular Culture area welcomes papers that analyze and evaluate the connections between popular culture and literature, understood broadly. How does popular culture inform and/or react to literature, and what are the implications for that relationship?