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Call for Book Chapters: "Fix It Fics: Challenging the Status Quo through Fan Fiction"

updated: 
Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 10:14pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals for the volume: Fix It Fics: Challenging the Status Quo through Fan Fiction edited by Kaitlin Tonti (Albright College).

This edited collection of essays is seeking chapters that consider fan fiction as a force for change, a response to trauma, and a way of encouraging inclusivity. It will also consider how performed fan fiction, or fan fiction acknowledged by the original creators impacts fandom canon.

CFP: Social Justice & American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:20pm
Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores American literature through the lens of social justice.  The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.

 

Food and the American Dream

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:17pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

CFP: Food and the American Dream

Proposals due February 28, 2022

 

Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction [Update]

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 12:09pm
Randy Laist
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Call for Chapter Proposals:

Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction

 

We are soliciting chapters for a forthcoming book, Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction, a collection of essays examining how American literary, filmic, and televisual narratives have represented and reimagined themes of personal and political agency within the context of 21st-century aspirations and anxieties.

(Deadline Approaching) SF and Societal Vulnerability: Fragility, Collapse, and Transformation

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 7:17am
Jonathan Elmore Savannah State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

COVID showed us what we already knew, how fragile global capitalist societies are and how unresilient they become when the structures get shocked. Some of those structures deserve to be destroyed (authoritarianism, nationalism, racism, colonialism, labor exploitation, e.g.); others need to be shored up or replaced with even better institutions and practices (healthcare, the planetary ecosystem, wealth equity, social justice, e.g.). When these fragile structures fail, their failures disproportionately affect those least able to bear the harm. And, around the world, the harmful effects of exploitative structures are repeatedly discriminatorily directed.

 

Becoming-Transhuman: The Machine Is Us (And the dash is Deleuzian)

updated: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 11:25pm
Amanda Long / NEMLA conference Spring 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Continuing an ongoing philosophical conversation about the order of rank and value, media theorist and evolutionary biologist Donna Haraway states in A Cyborg Manifesto that the classifications of human, machine, and animal species blur if one examines them at the genetic or molecular level; the order and rank of human supremacy dissolves. In the late 19th century following the acceptance of Darwin’s theory of evolution, how were the fuzzy lines between humans, animals, and machines drawn and by whom? At what point do we, as humans, become transhuman—enhanced by technology?

Punk Scholars Network Canada & USA: 2022 Virtual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 11:21pm
Punk Scholars Network
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

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Punk Scholars Network Canada and Punk Scholars Network USA 

2022 Virtual Conference

Friday, November 18, 2022 via Zoom (Times TBA)

Our annual conference of the Punk Scholars Network Canada and United States will be held on November 18, 2022 via Zoom. The theme this year is Punk & Resilience, and we welcome proposals from punk scholars both in North America and internationally.

Recasting the Bygone Witch: Examining Strength in Preservation (NeMLA 2023)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 3:43pm
Panel at NeMLA 2023, March 23-26, 2023, Niagara Falls NY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

From Sabrina to Supreme, there are plentiful modern representations of the witch in popular culture, each exuding singular or group-sourced power borne from traditions of centuries-past, as manifested in literature, television, film, or local lore. But what about the lesser-known witches, those who practice and represent branches of witchcraft rarely examined within the subcultural analysis or fandom?

This panel examines portrayals of lesser-known witches and how their quiet unconventionality, even within the broader occult subculture, might inform scholarship, practice, and preservation. What can we learn by examining lesser-known witches or unconventional representations of the witch?

Bending Metal: Metal Scenes during and after COVID

updated: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 1:44pm
Bryan Bardine/University of Dayton/ Jerome Stueart
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

 

 

Bending Metal: Metal Scenes during and after COVID 

deadline for submissions: 

October 1, 2022

full name / name of organization: 

Bryan Bardine/University of Dayton/ Jerome Stueart

contact email: 

bbardine1@udayton.edu

Bending Metal: Global Metal Scenes during and after COVID
Proposals due: September 1, 2022

Continuing our work examining metal scenes and with a contract with Lexington Press we propose the following project:

Symposium: ‘Toxic’! Toxicity In-Between the Humanities and Natural Sciences

updated: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 2:52am
Chair of English Literature and British Cultural Studies, University of Würzburg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2022

‘Toxic’! Toxicity In-Between the Humanities and Natural Sciences // 18 Nov. 2022 (09.00-17.00 CET)

 

Toxicity and intoxication surround us: If anything, the resurgence of the terms in the late 2010s reminds us of this statement’s basic truth. Toxic masculinity, for example, has become a rallying cry against problematic gender norms, while Britney Spears’ 2003 mega-hit ‘Toxic’ has become a queer anthem conjuring the ‘poison paradise’. The future of our planet is decided at the dead banks of toxic rivers, with people living on toxic soil and drowning in an increasing mass of toxic waste. In the Western world, lifestyle-gurus promise ‘mental detox’ while an opioid crisis ravages the United States.

CFP: Film Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:28am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Call for Papers

Film Studies

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 15, 2022

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022

Graduate Student Call: Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant in American Humor Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:28am
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2022

American Humor Studies Association

Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant in American Humor Studies

 

Sponsored and funded by the American Humor Studies Association, the goal of the Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant is to provide graduate students and emerging scholars with professional guidance and support in publishing an article on comedy and humor studies. Graduate students and those who earned their Ph.D.s in 2022 are welcome to apply. 

Feminism(s) in the Media: Public Outreach and Cultural Transformations

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:26am
Eloise Forestier/ Ghent University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Feminism(s) in the Media: Public Outreach and Cultural Transformations

 

Ghent University, Belgium

14– 15 September 2023

 

In partnership with Antwerp University (Belgium), Gothenburg University (Sweden), Leuven University (Belgium) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) (Belgium)

 

 

ECOCRITICAL RESPONSES: HUMAN RIGHTS OVER EXTRACTIVISM

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:23am
Diana Aldrete
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NeMLA 2023 (March 23 - 26, 2023; Niagara Falls, NY)

 

ECOCRITICAL RESPONSES: HUMAN RIGHTS OVER EXTRACTIVISM

Co-Chaired: Diana Aldrete (Trinity College) and Melissa McCarron (University at Buffalo)

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster Area

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:21am
Shane Trayers/ SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 15, 2022

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022

 

Intersections of Crime and the Gothic

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 10:13am
Captivating Criminality 9
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Deadline: 31 October 2022 Hybrid Conference: 2nd - 4th of March 2023 

Reminder -- Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (17 to 19 February 2023)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 10:12am
Historical Fictions Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Call for Papers
Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference
(17 to 19 February 2023, Zoom)

The Historical Fictions Research Network (see https://historicalfictionsresearch.org/) 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.

DEAD WOMEN & GENDERED DEATH IN VISUAL CULTURE

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:29am
MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

This focus issue seeks papers offering critical and creative insights into representations of dead women, the dead female body and gendered death. The mounting demand for death-centric shows, films, music videos, and texts has made it obvious that death sells. However, as bell hooks argues, typically ‘the death that captures the public imagination . . . is passionate, sexualised, glamorised and violent’. (2021 [1994]) More often than not, it is the death of a woman.

CfP: Articles for The New Americanist

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:25am
The New Americanist (University of Warsaw)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The New Americanist welcomes submissions to their upcoming issue which relates to American studies in any manner, and uses literary or cultural materials or activities as its points of reference. We especially welcome submissions by independent researchers, doctoral students, and early career academics.

The Uniform: Symbols of Power, Propaganda and Organisation in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:22am
Popular Culture Research Network at the University of New England, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

PopCRN (UNE’s Popular Culture Research Network) hosting a virtual symposium exploring uniforms in popular culture to be held online on Thursday 20th April 2023.

This symposium aims to interrogate the ways that uniforms are used to in popular culture. We invite papers which examine uniforms of every type, from the formal to the informal, from military to sports and school uniforms. We welcome papers from researchers across the academic spectrum and encourage papers from postgraduate researchers and early career researchers. Presenters will have the opportunity to publish a refereed journal articles in a special symposium edition of Clothing Cultures.

Topics can include, but are not restricted to:

Cormac McCarthy Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:21am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

February 22-25, 2023

Albuquerque, NM

The Area Chair of the Cormac McCarthy Area of the SWPACA conference is seeking paper proposals on any aspect of the work of Cormac McCarthy, including novels, plays, and television and film scripts and adaptations.  We invite presentations about all facets of McCarthy’s work in forms ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies. The chair also welcomes pre-formed panels, but will need submissions to be uploaded individually as required by the SWPACA. Paper presentations should be 15 minutes and should present an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Call For Papers: “New Formations of Game Genre,”

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:48pm
Gerald Voorhees
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

 

Game Studies has adopted a notion of genre that overcomes the “tension between ‘ludology’ and ‘narratology’... [by] “conceptualizing video games as operating in the interplay between these two taxonomies of genre” (Apperley 2006). That is, the consensus of the field is that game genres are a combination of both narrative and other forms of representation (e.g. Adventure, Western, or Sci-Fi stories and/or motifs) and formal, ludic structures (e.g  cooperative or competitive, role-playing, shooting, platforming). 

 

Film Reviewer Needed

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:39pm
Cinematic Codes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Cinematic Codes Review is in need of a regular film reviewer(s). The reviewer has complete freedom to choose the films from past or present that they want to review. They can choose to do in-depth review essays that analyze one or two films seperately or comparatively, or six or so short surface reviews of a few films or series that they enjoyed watching. Reviews should be illustrated with screen-shots from the films you are describing. Non-regular scholarly essays from academics and articles about filmmaking from those inside the film industry are also warmy invited. CCR releases three issues per year, and a set of reviews is included in each issue. If more than one reviewer volunteers, reviewers can split the work.

Literature-General

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:38pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Call for Papers

Literature-General

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 15, 2022

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022

 

Queer Temporalities and Nostalgias in Film and Television

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:36pm
SCMS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 28, 2022

We are trying to put together a panel proposal for the SCMS conference from April 12-15, 2023, in Denver. We are looking to supplement the papers we have already gathered with one or two more that deal with queer nostalgia/temporality in film/media. Please send an abstract of no more than 2500 characters and a bio (500 characters) to mstekl@stanford.edu and jennyme@stanford.edu

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