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Call for Papers: At the Crossroads: Narratives of the Excluded Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:23pm
At the Crossroads: Narratives of the Excluded Online Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020

We are pleased to announce a two-day international conference “At the Crossroads: Narratives of the Excluded.” In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Conference will take place online. It will explore various methods of countering and transforming dominant discourses on a range of social issues and reflect on alternative ways of seeing and understanding things as well as presenting counter-hegemonic views of the world in various media.

We now invite proposals for 15-minute papers or three-paper panels (please title your email PAPER PROPOSAL or PANEL PROPOSAL). Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Siblings on Stage, Page and Screen

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:34am
Dr Katie Barnett / University of Chester
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Siblings on Stage, Page and Screen

Virtual Conference

Date: Saturday 16th January 2021

 

Though ubiquitous across stage, page and screen, images of siblings remain an under-researched and under-discussed phenomenon. The relationships, rivalries, conflicts and collaborations between brothers and sisters are frequently overlooked, and yet offer the possibility for fascinating discussion and insight into a wide range of cultural texts.

CFP: Special Issue on Blackness @ Play: Communities, Culture, Creativity (Abstracts 9/15/20)

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
American Journal of Play
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Call for Papers 

American Journal of Play Special Issue

Blackness @ Play: Communities, Culture, Creativity

Guest Editor: TreaAndrea M. Russworm, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

 

Deadlines: 

300-word abstract: September 15, 2020 

Full papers, if accepted: December 31, 2020

Articles 6,500 to 8,000 words; other works vary in length

Queries and submission: russworm@umass.edu

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:14am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Notice:

The Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium has been rescheduled for November 4–7, 2021 at the Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center.

Updated Information for the 2021 Symposium is presented below.

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium:

November 4–7, 2021, Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center, Sonoma, California  

 

Critical Approaches to Horror in Doctor Who - Chapters Sought

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:14am
Robert F. Kilker / Kutztown University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

Although Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman wanted his show to be educational and avoid so-called “bug-eyed monsters,” the popularity of the Daleks in the second serial ensured that it would be better known for scaring kids into hiding behind the sofa.  Adaptable as the science-fiction program is to fit a variety of other genres (e.g. the Western, screwball comedy, romance, period drama), horror dominates its cultural memory and ongoing practice.  While there have been some critical essays over the years examining this aspect of the show, no book has been devoted to a more sustained examination of the generic work of horror in Doctor Who.  This edited collection will remedy that absence.

 

Eurasian Folk and Fairy Tales: Bridging Continents

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:12am
European Languages and Cultures Research Centre, Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Emerging from oral literature, folk and fairy tales are embedded and entangled within the very confines of human consciousness and are continuously rewoven into the fabric of cultural memory. Often categorised as stories for children, these tales not only provide vital information into the psyche and disposition of the human mind, but also enable us to understand social and cultural interactions. The vast imagery, motifs, and archetypes these tales produce enable them to be constantly re-conceived, reinterpreted, and disseminated. Even though folk and fairy tales emerge from differing cultures with diverse traditions and customs, they seem to share similar formation mechanisms.

International Journal of James Bond Studies 4(1)

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:10pm
International Journal of James Bond Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The International Journal of James Bond Studies is now accepting submissions for Volume 4.

Call for Papers - Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies (Vol. 1, No. 2, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:08pm
Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

 

Papers invited for the Vol. 1, No. 2 regular issue of the "Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies" (JLCS). All submissions should conform to MLA 7th edition style for documentation and manuscript formatting and should include a 100-150 word abstract and 3-5 keywords. Submissions must be under 5,000 words for the entire submission package, including the abstract, notes, and works cited. No simultaneous submissions or previously published material. Each essay submitted must carry a declaration that it has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The cover letter should also include a brief author’s bio.

Loading Journal Special Issue on Kingdom Hearts

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:01pm
Dean Bowman, University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 14, 2020

Dear All,

My Colleagues and I at the University of East Anglia are putting together a special edition of Loading… journal on the Kingdom Hearts franchise as a transmedia phenomenon. The issue is based on an expansion of papers we gave at a panel at the DiGRA conference at Ritsumeikan university in Kyoto last year. But we are looking for additional articles to complement those we already have in order to attempt to address as wide a group of topics as possible through the lens of this important franchise. Our ambition is that this could become an important repository of research and theorising on this game series and the topic of transmedia production and fandom.

I’ll paste the CFP below but the link is here also:

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:53pm
Mythlore, journal of The Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Mythlore, Spring 2021:

Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath

Guest Edited by Melanie A. Rawls

 

Deadline extended: Submit finished papers by December 20, 2020

 

Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on Ursula K. Le Guin, grandmaster of mythopoeic fantasy.

Philip K. Dick: His Sources and Inspirations

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Philip K. Dick:  His Sources and Inspirations

 

Making Games Matter (Special Issue of Computers and Composition)

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 9:51am
Rebekah Shultz Colby, University of Denver & Steve Holmes, Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Computers and Composition and Computers and Composition Online Special Issue Call for Papers: Making Games Matter

"What, Like, It's Hard?" the podcast that celebrates and explores the academic study of popular music.

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:33pm
What, Like, It's Hard? / Carleton University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

PODCAST PARTICIPANTS WANTED

"What, Like, It's Hard?" is a podcast that celebrates the study of popular music in academia
while supporting the academic community over a podcasting format.

The podcast format will run as follows: Each episode is around 50 minutes and will begin with a
3-5-minute introduction before a 10-15 minute chat with the guest about their journey in
post-secondary education, their successes, and low moments. Then the guest will give a 12-15
minute paper of their research topic. After, the next 1-15 minutes will be a discussion between
the host and the guest about the research presented in the episode.

Folklore and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:31pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

FOLKLORE AND POPULAR CULTURE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE – Boston, MA: March 31-April 3, 2021 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel

For information regarding the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

 For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  November 1, 2020

III International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:27pm
FANTAELX
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

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 (http://www.festivalcinefantaelx.com/en/), and which has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University.

Its mission is to transmit research studies in all the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theater, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, plastic arts, etc.

NeMLA 2021 CFP What Goes Up Must Come Down: High and Low Theories of the Victorian Novel

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:19pm
Anick Rolland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel examines high and low theories of the Victorian novel. Value of the 19th-century novel has fluctuated over time and under the influence of critics. Taking core theories into renewed consideration, this panel aims to gain perspective over high and low culture in its relation to the novel.

Making a Murderer: True Crime in Contemporary American Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:18pm
Crime Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

“Everybody’s fascinated with the notion that there is a cause and effect,” claims notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, quoted in the Netflix original, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019) – that we can “put our finger on it,” and reassuringly rationalise the genesis of the uniquely modern phenomenon of the American serial killer. But when there is “absolutely nothing” in the background of a serial murderer that would lead one to believe they were “capable of committing murder,” how do we begin to acclimatise ourselves to this violent defect of contemporary history?

CLOSURE Interdisciplinary Autumn Online School (CIAOS) »Graphic Knowledge: Comics, Research, Communication« (University of Kiel, Germany, 12-14 October 2020)

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:16pm
CLOSURE Kieler e-journal für Comics Forschung
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Call for Participants: CLOSURE Interdisciplinary Autumn Online School (CIAOS) »Graphic Knowledge: Comics, Research, Communication« (University of Kiel, Germany, 12-14 October 2020)

What can comics know? At the CLOSURE Interdisciplinary Autumn Online School (CIAOS), we would like to explore forms of knowledge encoded in text and image, in panels and sequences, and in cartoons and symbols. Together with the participants, we will explore how the complex medium of comics represents and negotiates individual and collective knowledge, semiotics and social relationships, and performs and re-informs knowledge.

ReFocus: The Films of Kim Ki-young

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:14pm
Chung-kang Kim
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call For Papers: ReFocus: The Films of Kim Ki-young

Contact email: Chung-kang Kim(chungkangkim@gmail.com)

Deadline (abstract): 15 October 2020

Deadline (full manuscript): 30 May 2021

 

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

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 1:40pm
Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, THLH Mahavidyalay
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Edited volume

 

Title

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

 

To be edited by Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of English,  THLH Mahavidyalay, (University of Burdwan),

Mallarpur, Dist- Birbhum,

 West Bengal, India.

 

Email:. debayanvodabarman@gmail.com

Concept note

 

Punk Scholars Network: Global Punk

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:50pm
Punk Scholars Network 7th Annual Conference & Postgraduate Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Punk Scholars Network Annual Conference – Call for Papers

Theme: Global Punk

Date: 12th – 19th December

A virtual, online, global conference spanning eight days is being brought together by the Punk Scholars Network – be a part of it.

Speculative Figures and Speculative Futures: Our Uncanny Postapocalypse

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:49pm
Creative Panel - NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Speculative Figures and Speculative Futures: Our Uncanny Postapocalypse

Chairs: Tommy Mayberry (St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo) and Tommy Bourque (Western University)

 

CFP: SPECIAL ISSUE ON CULTURAL GLOBALIZATION

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:46pm
THE TEXT (ISSN: 2581-9526)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

We live in a deeply interconnected world. The set of processes involved in bringing about global interconnectedness and the effect of this interconnectedness on human lives across the world is called globalization. Globalization impacts all spheres of life, including the political, economic and the cultural. However, they are closely related and hence a multidimensional approachis required to understand this complex phenomenon. This issue will focus on cultural globalization, as it is closest to the humanities and because the economic and political effects invariably impact the cultural too.

Fashion and Photography: 2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:45pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 4, 2020

Friday 12th Martch 2021 - Saturday 13th Martch 2021

Lisbon, Portugal


 

Due to th epostponement of this event in relation to the Covid pandemic, we are delighted to be able to unexpectedly reopen the Call for Submissions for the newly rescheduled dates.

Here’s Looking at You: Parasite (2019), Racism, and COVID-19

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:01pm
SWCAS (Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, AAS regional)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Seeking panelists for a roundtable as described below.  SWCAS (Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, AAS regional)  Oct 24, virtual conference: 

Here’s Looking at You: Parasite (2019), Racism, and COVID-19

Co-chairs: Dr. Moisés Park, Dr. Marcy Tanter

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