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The Novel of the Future; the Future of the Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 10:01am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel asks creative writers to speculate on their own work or that of others and envision the future of the novel. The panel proposes to address the following questions:

· What technologies (such as the internet, videogaming, virtual reality, or artificial intelligence) might shape the form of the novel of the future?

· How might the novel be impacted by future trends and technologies in publishing and the literary marketplace?

· How might the novel form be re-envisioned?

· How do other media, such as videogames, use narrative in novelistic modalities?

The panel invites a wide range of interpretations of this topic and encourages creative work

Festival Culture and Education

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 4:05am
Festival Culture Research and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis, Education Special.

FCRE is committed to developing an understanding of how festival culture impacts education at all levels, all ages, all over the world. We view education as a meaningful vehicle for the transmission of culture. For this reason, it is crucial to investigate and educate on how festival culture has changed or sustained education practice.

Festival Food

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 4:04am
Festival Culture Research and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The taste of festivals forms a significant part of our life, and many festivals are associated with religion, remembrance, and prayer. Food during the religious holiday of Christmas can either make or break the holiday spirit; for example, the memory of having the best turkey, the best mince pies, and sitting around the Christmas tree warms many a heart. Carnival, another religious festival that is also a cultural event, has its own traditions regarding festival food.

Edited Collection: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 4:19pm
Cori Mathis
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

In the world of teen drama (or YA drama, as some prefer), there are a number of ways to represent adolescence and its attendant horrors, and we’ve seen a great deal of fantasy-based approaches; beginning with Buffy, some establish that high school is actual hell. But few series come close to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s devotion to that idea. The Netflix series (2018-20), based on the Archie Comics spin-off and featuring a much darker version of Sabrina Spellman, may be difficult for audiences to reconcile with ABC’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the previous adaptation. While one is a teen sitcom in which Sabrina’s powers get her into wacky situations, and she is supported by a talking Salem the cat, the other might feel closer to The Craft.

The Green Knight (2021): Key Critical Perspectives (A Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:07pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism (ISSM)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Green Knight (2021): Key Critical Perspectives (A Roundtable)

 

The International Society for the Study of Medievalism (ISSM) invites submissions for a sponsored roundtable on David Lowery’s film The Green Knight (2021) for the 57thInternational Congress on Medieval Studies, which will take place online from Monday 9 May to Saturday 14 May 2022.

 

IV International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:07pm
FANTAELX
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 10, 2021

The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX. An event that has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández de Elche University, and that will be held in person and online on November 25 and 26, 2021 at the "Ciutat d'Elx" Congress Center (Spain).

LAST CALL: Dune, from Herbert to Villeneuve (PAMLA, roundtable, conducted remotely)

updated: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 10:50am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, November 12-15, 2021, https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18273)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Frank Herbert’s Dune (1965) is as celebrated as it is because of its depth and complexity, of course. It’s also, however, presumably, because its storyline, and that of its two initial sequels, Dune Messiah (1969) and Children of Dune (1976), of a crusade led by a prophet with superhuman abilities and its legacy, resonated with readers awash in social and political turbulence. It’s not difficult to imagine, then, that adaptations have emerged at regular intervals for similar reasons, beginning with David Lynch’s Dune (1984), John Harrison’s Dune (2000) and Children of Dune (2003), and now Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming Dune (2021).

CALL FOR PAPERS - 43rd Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 1:00pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Annual Conference

 

43rd 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

Borders and Detective Fiction

updated: 
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 12:59pm
Manina Jones, University of Western Ontario
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Borders and Detective Fiction (Theme Issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)
Guest Editor: Manina Jones, University of Western Ontario

Disney and the Middle Ages (Kalamazoo ICMS 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:52am
Joshua T. Parks
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Walt Disney Company's films, theme parks, and other media are full of people and places coded as medieval, from the Magic Kingdom's castles and fairies to the kingdom of Arendelle in the Frozen films. This session invites papers that examine medievalism in Disney entertainment from a variety of disciplinary and critical perspectives. Papers about Disney’s recently acquired franchises (such as Star Wars, Pixar, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe) are also encouraged.

The 2022 ICMS will be held virtually May 9–14, 2022.

Please submit a 250–word abstract at the ICMS website (https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call) by September 15, 2021.

Youth Beyond the Binary (SCMS 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:16pm
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

This panel for SCMS 2022 (March 31-April 3) seeks scholars drawing together work in media studies, queer/gender theory, and youth culture to explore representation “beyond the binary” of male/female and heterosexual/homosexual. We are particularly interested in trans/non-binary youth representation and authorship, but also those with queer, genderqueer, pansexual, intersex, and asexual identities.

CFP: Palgrave Handbook on Violence in Film and Media

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:15pm
Steve Choe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Steve Choe (Associate Professor of Critical Studies, School of Cinema at San Francisco State University) is seeking expressions of interest to contribute essays for a Handbook on the topic of violence in film and media. The volume will be published by Palgrave Macmillian.

 

The Handbook will consist of 20 to 25 chapters of between 6000 and 8000 words each. All contributions must be in the English language. The Handbook aims to function as a reference work for scholars and students in film and media studies. Contributions should present original research and thinking that result in broad claims about violence in film and media.

 

Happiness: Practice, Process, and Product

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:15pm
The Lincoln Humanities Journal (Vol. 9, 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Lincoln Humanities Journal (ISSN 2474-7726) is extending the deadline for submissions to August 31, 2021, for its 9th special issue, to be published in December 2021, on the topic of Happiness: Practice, Process, and Product. Articles should be sent to the editor at maazabbes@msn.com 

NEPCA 2021 (Virtual): Comedy Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:14pm
Northeast Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

We are currently soliciting submissions for the Comedy Studies Area of the NEPCA Conference, which will take place virtually from Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23.

This area seeks papers considering humor in popular culture, past and present. Recent papers have considered Canada’s CODCO and Kids in the Hall, social messages in Richard Pryor’s stand-up comedy, and political incorrectness in Seth MacFarlane’s adult television cartoons.  A more general list offers additional topics:

SCMS 2022 Roundtable CFP: New Directions in Asian/American Media Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:12pm
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 16, 2021

SCMS 2022 Roundtable CFP: New Directions in Asian/American Media Studies

The Asian Pacific American Caucus (APAC) of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies invites proposals for ten-minute roundtable presentations that illustrate the new and urgent work being done in Asian/American media studies. While open to everyone, this roundtable will prioritize graduate students, non-tenure track faculty, and pre-tenure scholars.

CFP:Red Feather Journal Fall 2021 issue

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Red Feather Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal, seeks well-written, critical articles on children in popular culture for the Fall 2021 issue --deadline September15th, 2021.  Some suggested topics: children and the pandemic, child refugees in media, child or childhood imagery (film, television, digital media, art); notions of innocence; children or childhood literature; the child in/and fan cultures; children and social media; childhood geography or material culture; children and war; children and the changing political landscape; children and religion, or any other aspect of the child in popular culture.  

 

SECOND ROUND: Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones (edited collection; NEW DEADLINE 9/15/21)

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:14pm
Janine Utell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Call for Papers

Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones

 

“Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones” is a proposed volume in the series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi (under advance contract).  This volume will survey the work of foundational figures in LGBTQ+ comics art and storytelling from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images is published and accepting submissions

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:12pm
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

The inaugural issue of the Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images is live!

Check it out here: https://journals.publishing.umich.edu/gs/

Highlight: 11 articles by prominent academics and researchers on themes of Hong Kong and social movements, building and documenting national and transnational cinema, Sino-US relations, and the narrative of the virus.  

Horror and Comics Edited Collection

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 4:56pm
Julia Round
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Call for Papers: Edited Collection

Proposals due 1 September 2021

Horror and Comics

Edited by Julia Round, Kom Kunyosying and Barbara Chamberlin

 

Beyond Psycho: A Critical Assessment of Joseph Stefano and Horror in The Outer Limits

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 12:43pm
Michael L Shuman / University of South Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

 

CALL FOR CHAPTERS / CFP

We invite chapter proposals (300-500 words) for an edited volume of critical essays dealing with screenwriter Joseph Stefano and elements of horror in the 1960s television program The Outer Limits.

Seeking Journal Articles on Queerness in Media and/or Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of representations and expressions of queerness in its various forms. Its contents are international in scope and represent a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on perspectives and approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

CFP - Lawyers and the Legal System in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

CFP - LAWYERS AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM IN POPULAR CULTURE 

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 

43rd 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 

 

Dialogue-shared Experiences across Space andTime: Cross-linguistic and Cross-cultural Practices

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:22pm
European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue & University of Alicante
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021

From the Socratic dialogues to post-modern cyberchats, it is only in and through communicative interaction that we can understand the world, people, and how things are working around us (Bohm, 2004/1996, Rockwell 2003). By means of dialogue people are able to argue for their viewpoints, to come to terms with each other, to jointly solve problems, and to resolve conflicts (Pickering and Garrod 2021). Dialogue brings together women and men, young and old, people from the east and the west, from the north and the south. Through the creative synergy of shared thoughts, ideas, and experiences, we can travel anywhere in space and time.

Mental Health In the Media: Representations in Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:21pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.

Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login


 

Mental Health In the Media: Representations in Fiction

“Everybody has problems. Some people just hide their crap better than others.” – Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Tolkien and the Medieval Animal

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:21pm
Kris Swank, Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

"Tolkien and the Medieval Animal"

Call for Paper proposals for a session at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo) to be held live on the internet, Monday through Saturday, May 9-14, 2022

Transsexual Rhetorics: Self-determination in Late Capitalism

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:21pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sex (biology) and gender (culture) were teased apart and are currently being collapsed, an interesting rhetorical history in itself. Often under-explored out of concern for the rights of transsexual/transgendered people, these shifts in logic and rhetoric potentially reveal new relationships between biology and culture, oppression and late capitalism, and vulnerability and privilege. The relationships potentially reveal cultural assumptions and expose the forces of normalization. 

Urban Cultures In Contemporary France

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:15pm
Steve Puig
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NEMLA Convention

Baltimore, MD

March 10-13, 2022

This bilingual panel seeks to analyze the development of urban cultures in France (especially urban literature and music) while taking into account the impact of postcolonial studies in France since 2005, the year of the "urban riots". The panel also aims to explore the political aspect of urban culture as well as the influence of American (especially African-American) culture on French production.

Possible themes include:

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