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From Postcolonial to the Universal: Recent Trends in Postcolonial Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 1:02pm
Dr. Sharbani Banerjee & Dr. Sourav Kumar Nag
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

 

Deadline Extended- 15 March 2021

 

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS  

 "From Postcolonial to the Universal: Recent Trends in Postcolonial Studies"

 Edited by- Dr. Sourav Kumar Nag, Assistant Professor of English, Onda Thana Mahavidyalaya, Bankura University

                 Dr. Sharbani Banerjee, Associate Professor of English, Triveni Devi Bhalotia College, Kazi Nazrul University

                   Contact mail-pocotrends@gmail.com 

  

 

 

Postponed Conference: 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 6:02am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Postponed Deadline Announcement: Virtual Conference Option Open
PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Please propose your special sessions to pamla.ballastacademic.com by February 15, 2021. Please take a look at the bottom of this page* for a list of General/Standing Sessions, and be sure your special session proposal does not replicate the topics of PAMLA's General/Standing Sessions.

American Literature Area at PCA 2021 Virtual Conference

updated: 
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 9:49am
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association (PCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held in an entirely virtual format on June 2-5, 2021. PCA has extended the submission deadline for this online conference to Februrary 28, 2021.

Reaching the Summit: Reimaging the Summit Series in the Canadian Cultural Memory

updated: 
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 3:34am
Brittany Reid, Taylor McKee, and Andrew Pettit
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Call for Papers:

Reaching the Summit: Reimagining the Summit Series in the Canadian Cultural Memory

The year 2022 marks the upcoming fiftieth anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series. This hockey series, played between Canada and the former Soviet Union, has become the subject of Canadian cultural mythmaking since Paul Henderson’s winning goal for Canada during game eight. In Home Game: Hockey and Life in Canada (1989), Ken Dryden and Roy MacGregor identified the Summit Series as a uniquely “Canadian memory” and marked 1972 as a “coming of age” for Canada as a nation (195).

RE: A Handbook of Indian Indie Cinema

updated: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:54am
Jayjit Sarkar and Anik Sarkar
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

                                                                        A Handbook of Indian Indie Cinema

Each year, a large number of Indian Indie films are released that suffer from lack of viewership even when it comes to their target audience, not to mention critical assessments: films that are regional, experimental in nature or have fresh, timely interventions. Many among these deserve recognition, not only from general audiences and moviegoers but also from film scholars and the academia. With the onset of streaming sites and OTT platforms, some of these have made it to the limelight, although a systematic handbook that discusses and features many of these films is currently, absent.

Fairy Tales at the 2021 PCA conference (online, June 2-5, 2021)--DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 1:59pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks paper presentations and panels for the annual conference, to be held online from June 2-5, 2021. We are looking for projects that think broadly and diversely about fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc.) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.

BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:58am
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Piers Haggard’s groundbreaking The Blood on Satan’s Claw was released in the US on April 14, 1971. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Horror Homeroom will be running our fourth special issue on the film and its profound and persistent influence.

EBSN 10th Annual Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:58am
European Beat Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

We invite proposals for the Tenth Anniversary Conference of the EBSN, which will take place via the online Zoom meetings platform, October 29-31 2021.

Deadline for abstracts: February 15, 2021. Notifications by April 15, 2021. Please submit abstracts to Conference Administrator Raven See at rsee11@elmira.edu 

Call for Chapters on African Comics in Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature (Under contract with Bloomsbury)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:21am
Northwestern University in Qatar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

I am currently editing Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature for Bloomsbury and unfortunately had an article on African comics drop out and am looking for a fairly quick replacement.  Feel free to send me an email with a short abstract by January 25.  The article due date is negotiable but would need to come before April 1.  The original description for the collection, which already includes articles on Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania and on movement between borders, is below. The article would need to focus on comics from and/or about Africa but the approach is certainly open. I am happy to answer any questions at jhodapp@northwestern.edu.   

 

Call For Papers: Feminist Studies in English Literature (Feminisms Now: A Virtual Conference)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:21am
The Korean Society for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KFSEL)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

The International Conference organized by

The Korean Society for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KFSEL)

May 28-29, 2021

 

Feminisms Now: A Virtual Conference

 

 The Korean Society for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KFSEL) presents a virtual conference on “Feminisms Now” to be held on Zoom from Friday, May 28, 2021 to Saturday, May 29, 2021.

 

CFP Jack London Society: ALA 32nd Annual Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:17am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

 Call for Papers Jack London Society: ALA 32nd Annual Conference

July 7-11, 2021

Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02116

True Crime Index - Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:07am
True Crime Index
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

As an increasingly popular genre, true crime has enjoyed a fascinating surge in both academic and cultural interest over the last twenty years. As a relatively new academic discipline, scholars such as Mark Seltzer, David Schmidt, Tanya Horeck, and many others have published ground-breaking studies of the phenomenon of true crime and our various responses to it. However, the gap between popular culture’s interest in true crime and the burgeoning academic discipline remains wide, and True Crime Index invites reviews that seek to close this gap.

The Detectives: critical essays on select English and Bengali detective fiction

updated: 
Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 2:02am
Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, THLH Mahavidyalay
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021


Call for Papers

 

THIS CFP WAS ALREADY POSTED EARLIER. I HAVE SLOTS ON Arthur Conan Doyle, P.D. JAMES's Adam Dalgliesh series, MARGERY ALLINGHAM, HDF KEATING, James M Cain, Horace McCoy, W R Burnett, Paul Cain

AND in Bengali detective fiction:

Priyonath Chattopadhyay, Panchkori Dey, Mihir Kumar Sinha, Nihar Ranjan Gupta, Sunil Gangyopadhyay, Suchitra Bhattacharya's Mitin Mashi series

 

IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND ABSTRACT ON ANY OF THE ABOVE ONLY.

 

Edited volume

Modalities of Fantasy: Reconfiguring Time and Space

updated: 
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 3:30am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Modalities of Fantasy: Reconfiguring Time and Space

Adapting Print Genres for the Victorian Stage

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 6:55pm
The Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021

"Adapting Print Genres for the Victorian Stage" will consider how British plays within the Victorian era (1837-1901) interacted with and responded to news stories, social movements, or cultural debates appearing in print genres, including newspapers, the periodical press, and literature. Often, a theatrical adaptation of a popular novel appeared even before its serialization had concluded, as in the case of Charles Dickens's 1839 novel Nicholas Nickleby, which appeared on 19 November 1838 at the Adelphi Theatre, adapted by Edward Stirling, a mere eight numbers into its serialization.

Public History Summer School

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 3:36am
University of Wrocław, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Institute of History of the University of Wrocław, Poland (IH UWr), Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre, and the International Federation for Public History invite students, PhD candidates and practitioners to share their research in the framework of the fourth Public History Summer School to be held online, 7-11 June 2021.

Call for article submissions -- The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:46am
The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 14, 2021

The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies is accepting submissions for Volume 12, Issue 1. Articles should be 4000-6000 words including notes and bibliography. Reviews should be 1000-2000 words and should treat an apropos issue in Robert E. Howard and pulp studies rather than merely the merit of the book(s) reviewed.
 
Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 14, 2021. Editorial decisions will be announced by Sunday, March 21, 2021. Publication of Volume 12, Issue 1 will be Friday, June 11, 2021.
 

Corporeal Creations: Bodily Figurations of Creativity (Online Workshop)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 2:43pm
University of Tübingen (CRC 1391)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021

From John Gower’s account of Robert Grosseteste’s construction of a talking head to George Herbert’s depiction of the heart as a place for divine encounters; from Ben Jonson’s pride in his literary offspring to Victor Frankenstein’s horrified reaction to the physical reality of his own creation, creativity has long been thought of in bodily terms. Imagery centered on the human body – and, frequently, on its procreative propensities – serves to configure the relationship between creator and creation or to describe interpersonal exchange and mutual dependence; bodily metaphors are useful both in celebrating human achievements and castigating Promethean pride and solipsistic self-involvement.

Call for Associate Editors: US Representation in Popular Culture and New Media

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 1:07pm
PopMeC Research Blog - hypotheses
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

PopMeC is an academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. The research group’s work is focused on how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural products. We foster a participative, engaging collaboration among scholars of any level interested in the field, as well as we aim at allowing postgraduate and early career participants to receive feedback and support in an academic safe space.

Black Humor Studies: Thinking--and Rethinking--Satire at MLA 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:29am
John Brooks / Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Proposed panel for the meeting of the Modern Language Association 2022. MLA will convene in Washington, DC, 6–9 January 2022

We invite abstracts for papers that query/develop/theorize the genre of Black satire by thinking about its aims/audiences/range in relation to conventional satirical traditions and alternative frameworks such as the Black radicalism or Black pessimism/optimism.

Send 250-word abstracts to John Brooks at john.brooks.3@bc.edu by 1 March 2021. 

Horses in Film: 4 Volumes by Decade

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:24am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 25, 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: July 25, 2021

Veganism: A Paradigm Shift?

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Vegan Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Description

The conference gathers researches working in different disciplines to discuss the possibility of a radical change – social, economic, legal, environmental and, underlying all these, conceptual and ethical – in the relationship between humans and other animals. The question in the title refers to the possibilities as well as the challenges, of radically re-configuring ways of thinking of and living with animals, in opposition to a dominant framework in which animals are taken primarily as resources for human benefit.

Reframing Hollywood

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:22am
Dr Terence McSweeney & Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

Announcing the Reframing Hollywood series at Mississippi University Press, January 2021

 

The Reframing Hollywood series will feature dynamic and original short monographs and edited collections, each of which explore a single film of significant cultural impact which has emerged from the American film industry since the turn of the new millennium. These vibrant critical explorations of contemporary American film will offer a stimulating, academic, yet accessible interrogation of a single work from a variety of critical perspectives.

 

Katherine Mansfield: Germany and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Janet Wilson/ Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021

 

 

Katherine Mansfield:

Germany and Beyond

 

Bad Wörishofen, Germany

25-27 October 2021

 

An international conference organised by the

Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality

and Tourist and Spa Bureau

 

TexMoot 2021: Embodiment

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:08am
Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Embodiment:
Do You Need Some Body to Love?DEADLINE: January 16th, 2021

CALL FOR PROVOCATIVE CONVERSATION-STARTERS

 

In 2021, Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot) invites you to join us virtually, as we consider the conditions and consequences of corporeality in ancient and medieval literature, classic sci-fi and fantasy, and contemporary pop culture. Please submit your proposal using the form here: http://texmoot.org/call-for-papers

Bengali cinema

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:04am
Devapriya Sanyal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Films do not exist in a vaccum: they are almost always conceived produced, distributed and consumed within specific economic and social contexts.Film is now an integral part of our culture. What is it about films that attract us so much? Why do we enjoy films so much? Why indeed should we study films? It is not only fascinating to look at how films are made or even constructed but how they affect us is also a seminal question.

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