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Domésticas:: Media Representations of Female Latinx Domestic Labor and Care in the US

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:14pm
Sofia Ruiz-Alfaro
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Latina maid has historically been one of the signature roles Hollywood has created for Spanish-speaking and/or Latina actors in both film and television entertainment. The late Lupe Ontiveros (1942-2012), one of the most recognizable and respected contemporary Mexican-American actors, said to have played the role of the Latina maid approximately 150 times for US audiences during her career, reflecting the stereotyping that still abounds in the US popular imaginary about the female Latinx Other.

80 Years and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of Canadian Comics

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:13pm
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Canadian Parliament passed the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) late in 1940 to preserve its currency for the war effort by limiting the importation of nonessential goods. Periodicals, including popular American comic books, were one casualty. Within a few months, Canadian artists and entrepreneurs responded by launching a domestic comic book industry often regarded as Canada’s golden age of comics. This industry produced four publishing companies and six years of original Canadian comics production, including Robin Hood Comics and Triumph-Adventure Comics, which featured Adrian Dingle’s Nelvana of the Northern Lights, one of the earliest female superheroes in comics.

Superheroes: A Companion

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:13pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Carl Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

As media texts show us superheroes from around the world(s), demonstrating extraordinary abilities and living a life shaped by a moral code, how we define their iconic features and cultural impact has been the focus of much scholarly debate.

Superheroes have proliferated and multiplied in the 21st Century, coming to prominence in film, television, and video game industries the same way that their popular narratives had begun to flourish in the comic book industry some eighty years before. Yet, while all of these stories and characters are tethered to these early years of the genre, through iterative retellings, reboots, and cultural readjustments, superheroes have consistently found renewed life in modern and contemporary re-imaginings.

Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic - Issue III: Haunted Shores

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:02pm
Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

**Call for Papers and Creative Pieces **

 

Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic

 

Issue III: Haunted Shores

 

Deadline for Paper Abstracts: Wednesday 28th July 2021

Deadline for Creative Pieces: Friday 10th September 2021

  

Guest Editors: Dr Emily Alder, Dr Jimmy Packham, and Dr Joan Passey

Editors-in-Chief: Dr Elizabeth Parker and Dr Michelle Poland

 

 

 **Call for Papers and Creative Pieces ** 

Kayfabe: Working Theories

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:57am
Professional Wrestling Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 29, 2021

Kayfabe: Working Theories 

A Special Section of the Professional Wrestling Studies Journal

#WaynePop2021: Disruptions, Gaps, Transitions, and Leaps (DGTL)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:39pm
Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 23, 2021

Conference location/date:

Virtual Conference; Friday- Sunday, September 24th-26th

Join the Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium for #WaynePop2021, our 7th annual Conference on Popular Culture! This conference will be held virtually and includes both asynchronous and synchronous components.

 

UPDATE - CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: 

Decolonising the Panel; Deconstructing the Gutter: Two-day Virtual International Conference on Postcolonial Studies in Comics and Graphic Narratives from South Asia

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:27pm
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute Technology Patna
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Practice of comics and the academic history of comics studies are often found Eurocentric. Readers often favour the traditional comics, either American or Franco-Belgian or Japanese Manga. They find the aesthetic flavour in them and most of the unorthodox graphic storytelling are left out. With Charles Hatfield’s Alternative Comics (2005), comics studies include the “other” voices and thereby the untold stories and unforeseen graphic patterns of the colonised and indigenous people are celebrated. The affiliation of comics studies with Auto/biography studies, Feminism, postcolonialism, postmodernism opens an arena for the readers/researchers of comics and graphic narratives to develop a new field of studies.

Update (New deadline) Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 6, 2021 - Pandemics

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
ULICES-ULisbon/Messengers from the Stars
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 6, 2021

Edited by: Elana Gomel

Co-edited by: João Félix

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2021 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Pandemics

1970s Crime and Criminal Justice Films (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The editors are seeking historically and theoretically insightful essays that explore various aspects of crime and criminal justice films made and/or released in the United States during the decade of the 1970s. Individual contributions may address the social construction of crime, application of criminological theory, examination of moral dilemmas, as well as analysis that connects past representations to present social and cultural conditions. In-depth analyses of period representations of class, ethnicity, gender, masculinity, race, and sexual orientation are also desired. Potential contributors are encouraged to interpret and explore this topic area quite broadly and innovatively.

The Neo-Slasher: Special Issue

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
Dawn Keetley & Elizabeth Erwin / Horror Homeroom
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 19, 2021

When Siskel and Ebert famously launched their offensive against what they labeled as “Women in Danger films,” they effectively positioned slasher films as anti-feminist, exploitative, and lacking all artistic merit. But in the intervening years, this once much maligned sub-genre has enjoyed increasing acclaim for its subversive potential and reflection of cultural norms. This special issue seeks to examine the elements of the “new slasher” that potentially explain this shift.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Bodies" by Oct 17, 2021

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021

When Serena Williams wore a ‘catsuit’ during the 2018 French Open, this choice of clothing was banned because it allegedly showed a lack of “respect” for the game of tennis. The decision, and the overall incident, caused an uproar that went well beyond the world of sports, with many commentators criticizing the ban as a punishment directly aimed at policing women’s bodies.

Rock Music Icons

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:23pm
For the Record
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Well-developed essays on major rock music artists are sought for publication in the For the Record book series. These essays should extend beyond biography into some aspects of the artist's creative work. Of particular interest are essays on rock performers who have made an impact since 1980 and essays that discuss the artist's music, iconic status, and cultural significance. Of course, essays on Elton John, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and other major figures who made their mark before 1980 are also welcome. 

Abundance and Scarcity

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Méliné Kasparian-Le Fèvre
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021

 

Abundance and Scarcity

International conference for young researchers (CLIMAS-Culture et Littérature des Mondes Anglophones)

Bordeaux Montaigne University, 17-18 February, 2022, Bordeaux, France

 

Neo-Slave Narratives in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:21pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 9, 2021

It has been more than two decades since Ashraf Rushdy published his genre-defining analysis of neo-slave narratives, which argues that literary artists of the 1960s and 70s became interested in creating fictionalized versions of antebellum slave narratives in order to articulate new understandings of Black political subjectivity that developed during the civil rights era. In the decades following the book’s publication, we have seen a surge of antiracist literature and activism aimed at addressing deadly police violence, mass incarceration, and ongoing discrimination in employment, education, healthcare, and housing opportunities for African-American people.

REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 10:52am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) "Spaces" Austin, TX Oct. 14-16, 2021

updated: 
Monday, July 5, 2021 - 1:31pm
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

“Spaces”

2021 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

October 14-16, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn

Austin, Texas

 

Call for Papers

 

Apocalypse and Utopia in American Literature and Culture (SAMLA 93 Special Session)

updated: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 7:22pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (93rd Annual Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

This panel seeks to examine the relationship between “apocalypse” and “utopia” in American literature and culture. In the wake of 2020 and its arguably apocalyptic elements, coupled with increased conversations about how these moments of rupture and upheaval might serve as openings for crafting a better world and a better society, this panel welcomes submissions on any aspect or portrayal of the relationship between the apocalyptic and the utopian in American literary and cultural production--novels, short stories, poetry, comics, graphic novels, films, television, etc. How might we understand the relationship between apocalypse and utopia in seeking to form a politics of utopia (and all that phrase might entail)?

Words and Music - Rock and Roll Writing

updated: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 9:59am
Andrew McKeown
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Words and Music - Rock and Roll Writing

 

Book Project

 

Frank Zappa (if indeed it was he— words of music have a notorious life of their own) once said that writing about music is ‘like dancing about architecture.’ This infamous quip sounds clever, but how true is it, how valid? Whatever else it does, music also makes us say— or write— things.

 

Victorian and Edwardian Interiors

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:17pm
University of Toulouse, France
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

CFP: VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN INTERIORS (annual SFEVE conference at Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, France, 27-28 January 2022)

https://victorianweb.org/art/design/conferences/interiors.html

Confirmed Keynote speakers:
Claudia Kinmonth (Member of the Royal Irish Academy, independent cultural historian, former researcher in the Furniture Department of the Victoria & Albert Museum)
Charlotte Ribeyrol (Université Paris Sorbonne, VALE)
Penny Sparke (Director of the Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University)

Digital Literary Culture

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Tawnya Azar / NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

From Salman Rushdie’s Twitter feed and Amazon reviews to Bookstagram and GoogleScholar, there is no doubt that digital technology has had a significant impact on the literary landscape. And yet in literary studies, our engagement with the impact of digital technology on how literature is read, criticized, and produced is still in its infancy. Much of the existing research on digital literary studies is focused on anomalous projects that are closer to performance art pieces than what we might call mainstream literary culture or they study pre-digital literary topics using digital humanities tools and methods. While this research is necessary and valuable, it does not often concern itself with digital-born literary culture—i.e.

CFP Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021 (8/1/21; virtual 10/29-30/21)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021

2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference

Virtual Event, hosted by Ball State University, 29-30 October 2021

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following two topics for inclusion at the 2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference.

Law and Love (in and beyond Pandemic Times): Images and Narratives, Histories and Cultures [ONLINE AND IN-PERSON]

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 16, 2021

The University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia invites you to the 2021 Online and In-person Conference of the Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia, Law and Love (in and beyond Pandemic Times): Images and Narratives, Histories and Cultures.

The conference will be held on 30 November to 2 December with a postgraduate day on 29 November. 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Sports and Soccer in Mediterranean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:13pm
Francesco Brenna (Towson University), Erin Twohig (Georgetown University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sports and Soccer in Mediterranean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures
NEMLA Conference, Baltimore (MD), 10-13 March 2022
Francesco Brenna, Towson University (fbrenna@towson.edu)
Erin Twohig, Georgetown University (ekt12@georgetown.edu)

This panel examines the presence of soccer/football in Mediterranean cultures—from literature and visual arts, to cinema and history, to music and philosophy. We welcome papers on soccer in cultural production from any part of the Mediterranean world, including comparative approaches, as well as papers on literary and artistic aspects of the sport in journalism and media.

Art of Caring: Women and Genderqueer Art Curatorship

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:12pm
Meredith Martin / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This session will deal with the ways that a feminist and/or genderqueer praxis in art curatorship can address historical inequalities in the art world.

Mediating Arctic Geographies: Contemporary Imaginaries of the Circumpolar World (Inari, Finland, NEW DATES: 24-26 January 2022)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 6:51am
Tampere University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Since the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the Arctic (understood here as the circumpolar region around and north of the Arctic Circle) has entered worldwide public discussion to an unprecedented extent. As a global climate archive and the site of various scrambles for resources, it has become the centre of attention within debates on climate change and global geopolitics.

Autism in Literature (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA conference in Baltimore, MD, March 10-13, 2022

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021 (7/15/21; virtual 11/10-13/21)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:04pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021

Panels to run under the Medieval & Renaissance Area

2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Virtual Event, 10-13 November 2021

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following three topics for inclusion in the Medieval & Renaissance Area sessions at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association.

JOSEPH CONRAD NETWORKED WITHIN THE CLASSROOM AND WITHOUT

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

JOSEPH CONRAD NETWORKED WITHIN THE CLASSROOM AND WITHOUT

JOSEPH CONRAD SOCIETY OF AMERICA

 

Imaging Peace: Care-full Non-violence in Contemporary Sci-fi Narratives (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In literature and popular culture, the non-violent approach is vastly underrepresented as a viable philosophy. This is problematic because the stories we tell shape the imaginary we live out of. Part of the reason the pacifist position seems so untenable is precisely because it remains so unimagined. One thinks of the so-called canon with its repertoire of violent heroes: Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, Arthurian legend. Even today’s popular “canon” features heroes who consistently solve problems through violence: the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Comics’ films, the John Wick series, and the classic, decade-spanning Alien franchise. The myth of redemptive violence continues unabated.

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