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"Post Now" in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:19pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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.

2022 MAPACA War Studies Area

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:18pm
MAPACA - Mid Atlantic Popular & American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

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

Uncovering an Aesthetics of Naval War Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:17pm
University of Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

 

UNCOVERING AN AESTHETICS OF NAVAL WAR LITERATURE

Workshop

16 September 2022, University of Leuven (Belgium)

Carryin’ the Banner: Critical Essays on the Newsies Film and Broadway Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:16pm
Emily Hamilton-Honey/SUNY Canton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

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.

Beyond Nancy Drew: U.S. Girls’ Series Fiction in the Mid-Twentieth Century, 1920-1970

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:16pm
Emily Hamilton-Honey/SUNY Canton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 28, 2022

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.

King Arthur "Quondam et Futurus"

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:15pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, University of Virginia-Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 11, 2022

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

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:15pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

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: litjourn@yahoo.com

 

 

Fantasy Literature: A Companion [UPDATE]

updated: 
Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 9:01pm
Editor Dr. Charul ("Chuckie") Palmer-Patel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

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.

Film- English-language (SCMLA hybrid conference session); proposals deadline EXTENDED 30 April 22

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:41pm
SCMLA- South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

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 (scott.baugh@ttu.edu) and

Images of the Hero: Heroism in Literature (East/Southeast Regional Meeting of the CCL)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 3:44pm
Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

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.

(Re)learning How to Teach Comics: Adapting and Innovating in Comics Pedagogy

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:50pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

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?

Nation, Narration, and Nationalism in Indian Popular Bollywood Movies

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:49pm
National Identities (Taylor and Francis, Routledge)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

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 CatterallUniversity of Westminster, UK
P.Catterall@westminster.ac.uk

Goutam KarmakarBarabazar BTM College, SKB University, India
goutamkrmkr@gmail.com

 

Reliving Orature: Orality in the Age of Post-Literature (Special Issue of the "Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics")

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:49pm
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

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)

Concept Note

Katherine Mansfield: Germany and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:48pm
Janet Wilson, University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

 

 

Katherine Mansfield:

Germany and Beyond

 

Bad Wörishofen, Germany

16-17 July 2022

(readings, tour 18 July)

NEW DATE

 

An international conference organised by the

Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality

and Tourist and Spa Bureau

 

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

International Journal on Stereo & Immersive Media ≠ 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:48pm
Lusofona University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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.

 

Accepted themes:

 

PAMLA 2022: Open Educational Resources (OER) in the French and Francophone Classroom (roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:47pm
Kathryne Corbin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 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 - Submissions for General Issues

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 3:46pm
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021

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

Popular Culture Review Special Issue - COVID and Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 3:46pm
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

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.

 

Call for Papers: Aesthetic Mediations of Service Work and Racial Capital in the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:34pm
Alex Pittman and Richard Purcell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

“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.

CURATING AND RESISTING AMERICANA

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:34pm
University of Kent Fourth Americanist Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 17, 2022

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 proposalwith title and 50-word biography for a presentation, panel or workshop to kentamericanists@gmail.com by April 17th, 2022.

Call for Contributions to a Book: What Writing is Like: The Many Worlds of Russell T Davies

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:34pm
Anindya Raychaudhuri, University of St Andrews
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 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.

 

PAMLA 2022 French and Francophone Literature and Culture Panel

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:33pm
PAMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 16, 2022

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."

 

ISSM 2022 The Lost Provinces, or Lost and Found Medievalisms

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:33pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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

Call for Chapters: Countdown to Hallmark

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:32pm
Carlen Lavigne / Red Deer Polytechnic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

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.

Deadline Extended: “From the Black Death to COVID-19: Airborne Diseases in History, Literature, and Culture”

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 4:19pm
Tatiana Konrad, Savannah Schaufler, and Chantelle Mitchell
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

 

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

Changing Constructions of Sexual/Gender Identity in Media and Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:52pm
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

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.

Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:49pm
Northeast Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

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? 

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