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

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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

 

Popular Culture Review Special Issue - Popular Culture and COVID - Summer 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:42am
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

Call for Papers

Popular Culture Review Special Issue - Popular Culture and COVID

 

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.

Pandemic Perspectives Seminar Series

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:40am
Pandemic Perspectives (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 29, 2021

The Pandemic Perspectives Team are seeking presenters for our upcoming seminar series, commencing in Autumn 2021. We invite declarations of interest from any individual or group whose work in the arts, humanities, or social sciences intersects with the COVID-19 pandemic, its ramification, challenges, and the larger contexts of its impact.

 

Women and Spanish Kiosk Literature (1907-1939): Modernization and Mass Culture

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:39am
Thomas Antorino (Loyola University Maryland), NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Description

Among the thousands of novelas cortas published in Spain between 1907 and 1939, more than 300 were written by women. The present panel seeks to explore the ways in which women used early-20th-century Spanish kiosk literature as a medium through which they represented and engaged with the most pressing social, political, and cultural questions surrounding women’s roles in an increasingly modernized society.


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The Millennial Novel (Edited Collection) - Deadline Approaching

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 8:53am
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.

The Uses of Color in US Popular Cultural Production and Representation

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 6:19am
PopMeC peer-reviewed academic blog (ISSN 2660-8839)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

A dark urban setting scattered with dots of light. Yellow gas flames shoot up against a glowing red horizon, creating an almost hellish feel. Flying cars pierce the atmosphere, revealing the orange smog haze that reappears in urban sequences throughout the movie. As the camera moves closer to futuristic, monumental buildings, cold white beams of light transition to interiors dominated by blue hues. Sequences in the Tyrell Corporation are marked by cool tones as opposed to Deckard’s warm-toned private spaces. How would we feel and think about a cult film like Blade Runner (1982) if cinematographic choices about color had been made differently?

Southwest Popular and American Culture Assn Conference, 2/23-2/26/2022 (Deadline 10/31/21)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:46pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

Terrorized by Twins: Doppelgangers and the Specter of the Double

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:46pm
University of Texas Permian Basin
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Call for Papers for The University of Texas Permian Basin’s 4th Annual Halloween Conference Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. The conference will be conducted both live and virtually from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

The word “doppelganger” in German translates to “double walker.” It is a phenomenon that involves someone seeing an exact double of themselves, or an apparition of someone who has passed away. Twins can be omens of death, and often depict shadows, and/or doubles, in literature. Scholarly researched articles welcome addressing literature and humanities in the realms of: 

CALL FOR MEDIA REVIEWERS and PAPERS – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW (spring 2022 issue)

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Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:45pm
Adam Ochonicky / Middle West Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 3, 2021

CFP: MEDIA REVIEWERS and SCHOLARLY ARTICLES – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW

 

Middle West Review (MWR) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that examines the American Midwest. The journal is published biannually by the University of Nebraska Press.

 

OPEN CALL - Teaching Behind the Screens, a Collection of Memoirs

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:45pm
Katherine D. Kalagher, Ed.D., Liz Lane, Ed.D., and Cynthia J. Murphy, MA, ABD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

It is a pleasure to invite all educators from around the world to share their stories of teaching during the pandemic through written memoir.  We are seeking previously unpublished visceral narratives from all levels K-12 and higher education, and writings across all disciplines.  The collection is organized by Katherine D. Kalagher, Ed.D., Liz Lane, Ed.D., and Cynthia J. Murphy, MA, ABD, veteran educators from the Northeast.  Please share your truth, no holds barred, as part of an anthology of voices that will delve deeper into educators’ personal experiences, and reveal the challenging and transformative nature of teaching during the pandemic. 

Topics of interest

Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Satanism and Feminism in Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:43pm
Miranda Corcoran
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

In 2017 historian Per Faxneld published the landmark study Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture. The book argues for the existence of a nineteenth-century counter-reading of Satan that constructed the Devil as a symbol of women's liberation, progressive values, and intellectual freedom. For nineteenth- and early twentieth-century suffragists, artists, and radical thinkers, Satan served as an empowering model of self-determination and nonconformity.

Psychoanalysis and Fashion

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:43pm
Julia Bruehne, Matthew Lovett / NeMLA's 53rd Annual Convention, March 10-13, 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

To find a point of intersection between the realms of fashion and psychoanalysis, we should first try to define what exactly is fashion. As an expression of creativity, fashion could serve as a medium to canalize the inner life of the individuum, which is a concept that evokes the notion of the subconscious. Some artists and designers have already undergone an exploration of this field of work, Dalí and Schiaparelli being the most relevant case among them. Despite its clear connection with the principles of the surrealist movement, which generates its creativity precisely from the shadows of the human psyche, fashion articulates its imagery in highly symbolized language.

New Book Series: Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:43pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

A new book series has been established by Routledge, with a focus on popular culture. 

The Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series is looking for original and interdisciplinary monographs or edited volumes, which expand our understanding of popular culture as reflecting world challenges, contexts, and situations. The Series places a particular emphasis on evolutions and transformations within popular culture — with a focus on icons, narratives, practices, and identities — and aims to provide interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transmedia perspectives.

The editor of the series welcomes proposals for projects on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to): 

"There Will Be Poems": Depictions of Masculinity and Care in Modern Media

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:42pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The title for this session is taken from the AMC series The Terror, in which an older man is heartbroken as he stands by the bed of his dying captain. “It was an honor serving you, sir. You are a good man. There will be poems,” he assures him (The Terror Episode 9). His grief and his care are portrayed sincerely and not as an indication of a lack of masculinity or courage. His desire to create poems for a beloved dying man is not pathologized and instead represents a strength of character. This year, NEMLA asks us to consider the theme of care, and our vulnerabilities and interdependence on each other.

Literature (General)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:42pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Literature (General)

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

 

Literature and the Culture of Wellness

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:42pm
C19, “Reconstructions,” March 31-April 2, 2022, Coral Gables, Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 30, 2021

CFP: Literature and the Culture of Wellness

C19, “Reconstructions,” March 31-April 2, 2022, Coral Gables, Florida

Organizers: 
Shari Goldberg, Franklin & Marshall College
Arielle Zibrak, University of Wyoming

Open Cultural Studies / De Gruyter Call for Proposals for Topical Issues

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Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
DeGruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR TOPICAL ISSUESOPEN CULTURAL STUDIES vol. 2022  Open Cultural Studies (degruyter.com/culture) invites groups of researchers, conference organizers and individual scholars to submit their proposals of edited volumes to be considered for publication as topical issues of the journal.  To submit your proposal please contact Dr Katarzyna Tempczyk at katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyter.com  Proposals will be collected by October 31, 2021.   ABOUT THE JOURNAL  Open Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that explores the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts.

LGBTQIA+ Fantastika Graphics: A Digital Symposium [UPDATE]

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Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Digital Symposium: 20 November 2021

 

“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror, but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk, Young Adult Dystopic Fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. Our goal is to bring together academics, independent researchers, creators, and audiences who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies, and critical collaborations.

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
Shane Trayers/ SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

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

Fear and Loathing at 50: Five Decades of Hunter S. Thompson and Gonzo Journalism

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:38pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

2022 marks a significant anniversary for the celebrated — and divisive — work of Hunter S. Thompson.  His seminal Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas celebrates fifty years since its publication in book form, as do the dispatches from the George McGovern campaign that would later become Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72.  This panel aims to reexamine Thompson’s body of work and the refractions of his presence as a cultural signifier in popular conception, as well as to consider the viability of the Gonzo form and style as something that could survive — and evolve beyond — its virtually metonymic association with Thompson.

 

The Past as Nightmare: An interdisciplinary conference

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:37pm
University of Reading (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

Call for Papers

The Past as Nightmare

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Reading (UK)

6-7 September 2022

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Ailise Bulfin (University College Dublin)

Laurence Talairach (Toulouse Jean Jaurès University).

Horses in Film: 4 Volumes by Decade

updated: 
Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 11:59pm
University of Southern Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 26, 2021

These edited collections are part of the upcoming series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film. Now that the mythological equines volumes are nearly full and ready for being finalized, this CFP addresses the next volumes in the process.

The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of horses in film will be considered. 

1) Horses in Film Through the 1950s

2) Horses in Film in the 1960s and 1970s

3) Horses in Film in the 1980s and 1990s

4) Horses in Film since 2000

 

Deadline for proposals: November 26, 2021

Italian American Culture(s) (43rd Annual SWPACA)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:40am
Dr. Carmela Lanza/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

 

Benvenuti! The Italian American Culture(s) area of the conference will consider proposals from the following suggested topics (the list of topics is suggested but not limited to):

Many Doors to Fantastica: The Neverending Story & the Education of the Imagination

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:40am
Sean C. Hadley, Jeremy Scarbrough, Josh Herring / McFarland Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Many Doors to Fantastica: The Neverending Story & the Education of the Imagination

 

Call for Papers: Edited Collection on The Neverending Story

Edited by Sean C. Hadley, Jeremy Scarbrough, Josh Herring

 

Peter Nicholls Essay Prize 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:39am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 3, 2021

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in Foundation (winter 2022).

To be considered for the competition, please submit an original 6000-word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the journal pages of the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor may be submitted.

Creative Writing in the [Post-] Pandemic

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 10:02am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel invites creative writers to reflect on what it has meant to write during a pandemic and to read their own pandemic (or post-pandemic) work.

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