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When American Television Became American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:13pm
University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

CFP

When American Television Became American Literature

 

**** Please note this is an up-dated posting for a volume originally entitled, The Platinum Age of American Television ****

Title: When American Television Became American Literature

Publisher: Brill Publishers (European Perspectives on the United States series)

Editor: Ben Alexander
Contact: Benalexander@fas.harvard.edu or Benalexa@usc.edu

Open Issue: Literary Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:08pm
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Call for Papers (CFP) for Volume VI Number ii (July 2021 issue) of postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies ISSN: 2456-7507 postScriptum:  An  Interdisciplinary  Journal of  Literary  Studies (online, open access, peer-reviewed, DOAJ indexed) ISSN: 2456-7507, invites original,  unpublished, scholarly research articles, popular articles, book/film reviews, interviews in English on Literary Studies for its July 2021 issue (Vol VI  No ii). There is no focal theme for this issue. 

PCA: Medievalism in Popular Culture, VIRTUAL

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:59pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2021 National Conference

Jun 2nd – 5th – VIRTUAL

 

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Early to Later Middle Ages, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Chaucer, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

 

Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference

October 14-16, 2021

Orlando, Florida

Deadline: March 17, 2021

 

Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance

 

Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability in dramatic texts and performance. We invite research utilizing Disability Studies in any dramatic period. Panels will showcase discussions on representation, image, symbolism, societal regulation or construction of disability, casting, and depictions of the disabled in playtexts and dramatic performance.

 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Disney and Its Worlds (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
Suzy Woltmann, University of California - San Diego
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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)

Session: Disney and Its Worlds

Contacts: Suzy Woltmann, University of California - San Diego (kwoltman@ucsd.edu)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Cult America (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:13pm
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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)

Session: Cult America

Contacts: Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver (director@pamla.org)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Absurdist History (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:12pm
Stanley Orr, University of Hawaii - West Oahu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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)

Session: Absurdist History: UFOs, Disinformation, and Conspiracy Culture

Contacts: Stanley Orr, University of Hawaii - West Oahu (sorr@hawaii.edu) / Kenneth Hough, University of California - Santa Barbara (khough1971@gmail.com)

Call for Papers: Queer Representation in Contemporary Popular Television (Special Issue, Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:55am
Danielle Girard, Thomas Brassington, Debra Ferreday
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 12, 2021

Representation of queer identities in twenty-first century popular television has undergone massive shifts in the last decade. Whilst queer representation has formed part of the bedrock of reality television, queer representation in scripted television has received less scholarly attention. Thus, scripted television will be the focus of this special issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Intellect). 

 

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the 'Extreme Present'

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:54am
Mary McCampbell
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the ‘Extreme Present’Virtual Conference, 23-24 April 2021CFP DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED TO 20TH FEBRUARY 2021

The author of thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a prolific and celebrated visual artist, Douglas Coupland’s oeuvre is inherently concerned with what it means to be living in our ‘extreme present’. Marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of Coupland’s first novel, Generation X, this virtual international conference – the first on Coupland’s work – seeks to explore the richness of Coupland’s engagement with contemporary life across writings and visual culture.

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature & Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:53am
Ottawa University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

July 15-16, 2021

On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Keynote Address:  Dr. Emily Ruth Rutter, author of Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Luncheon Speaker:  J.R. Richard

Special Issue on Howard Jacobson

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:53am
Prof. Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

European Judaismis pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue devoted to the Man Booker-Prize-winning novelist, Howard Jacobson.

As David Brauner writes in his recently published monograph, Howard Jacobson is a protean figure:

            A Leavisite moralist with a puritanical streak, and a chronicler of dark sexual obsessions and perversions; a highly serious humanist intellectual and a hilariously comic provocateur; a passionate polemicist and an ardent advocate of ‘ambiguity and contradiction’; the author of (in his own words) ‘the most Jewish novel that has ever been written by anybody, anywhere’, whose literary heroes are Jane Austen and D.H. Lawrence, Jacobson revels in ambivalence.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Bong Joon-ho (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:50am
David John Boyd, Independent Scholar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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)

Session: Bong Joon-ho: The Global Korean Auteur

Contacts: David John Boyd, Independent Scholar (assistant@pamla.org)

International Conference: “Nonviolence and Intercultural Dialogue”

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:47am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

“Nonviolence and Intercultural Dialogue”International Conference5-6 June 2021 – London/OnlineLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research 

“We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed, but we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it” – Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Penumbra Call for Reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:46am
Penumbra: Literary and Art Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 6, 2021

Penumbra Call for Reviews (Books, Films, Television, and Media)

Since 1989, Penumbra has published the artistic and literary talents of students and creatives regionally, nationally, and internationally. As a publication, Penumbra is unique; its student-led staff personally solicits, selects, and edits its content and design.  

"Where do we go from here? Flamenco in the early 21st Century?"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:46am
The National Institute of Flamenco and the University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

8th Biennial New Perspectives in Flamenco History and Research Symposium 

In conjunction with the 34th Annual Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 

The National Institute of Flamenco and the University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 

CONFERENCE DATE: July 16-17, 2021

Vampire Studies (2021 PCA/ACA National Conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 8:45am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Update: The 2021 PCA/ACA conference (June 2-5, 2021) will be fully virtual. The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to Feb. 28. Please see below for submission details.

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Boston, MA from June 2-5, 2021. You must be a member of the PCA to submit a proposal.

Call for editorial assistants: US pop culture and new media

updated: 
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 12:12pm
PopMeC peer-reviewed academic blog
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

 

This call is for editorial assistants for the peer-reviewed academic blog https://popmec.hypotheses.org (ISSN 2660-8839). Assistants will be regularly invited to join in editorial discussions, learn about the peer-reviewing process, and have the chance to participate in the coordination of calls, events, and activities. We welcome applications by early career researchers, including skilled BA and MA students interested in the topics the collective works on. Assistants will appear in the PopMeC Team page and a certificate of their editorial activities will be released whenever needed.

 

We are looking for editorial assistants for any of these tasks:

Fragments of Touch: Haptic Readings and the Limits of Sensation

updated: 
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:36am
English Graduate Student Society Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

***DEADLINE EXTENDED***: February 15, 2021

18th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference March 26- 27, 2021

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) Second Volume

updated: 
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:10am
Journal of Anime and Manga Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Volume to be Published in October of 2021

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) is eager to announce a Call for Papers for our second volume.

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies is a double-blind peer reviewed, open-access journal published by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. JAMS is dedicated to publishing scholarly works concerning anime, manga, cosplay, and the fandom surrounding these areas. As an open-access journal, JAMS aims to reach an audience of scholars both inside and outside the academe, encouraging public engagement through the digital humanities.

Graduate Student Conference: Trash Talkin 2021

updated: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 2:37pm
University of Regina English Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 5, 2021

***final call for submissions***

 

Virtual Trash Talkin' 2021:  Grad Student Conference on Pop Culture 

Call for Papers

Open to All Academic Disciplines

March 12-13, 2021

 

Trash Talkin' is an interdisciplinary conference for undergraduate and graduate students focusing on popular culture and creative writing that is hosted by the English Students' Association of the University of Regina. We will consider scholarly papers, creative writing, visual art, and film from students of all disciplines, from any theoretical or methodological perspective, on any aspect of popular culture! 

 

Disability, Disease and Death

updated: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 12:04am
Abhishek Chowdhury, Suman Banerjee
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Invitation to contribute to a volume of critical essays
Proposed title: “Disease, Disability and Death”
(To be published by a reputed publisher)
Editors: Abhishek Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Chakdaha College
and Suman Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Krishnagar Government College
Corresponding E-mail ID: disabilitydiseaseanddeath2021@gmail.com
Short Description of the volume:

Humanizing Disease: Tuning into the Instruments of Medical Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:49pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Papers are sought for this virtual (online) session of the PAMLA 2021 conference (Nov. 11-14, 2021; https://www.pamla.org/) that explore the way the disciplines of the humanities unlock the human experience behind disease for patients, healthcare providers, and public health officials alike. Close readings of selected cultural texts that explore specific disease events, investigations into cultural responses to broader healthcare issues, or even considerations about the challenges of teaching students during a pandemic, are encouraged.

Podcast: Serialized audio forms in context of global distribution and local consumption

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:02pm
Literatura Ludowa. Journal of Folklore and Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Podcasting constitutes a new form of digital media which cannot be reduced to the phenomenon of which some would describe as the “Radio Renaissance” on the Internet. Moreover, podcasts have crossed over from a cultural niche to mainstream, as evidenced not only by a vast number of titles available on countless platforms and applications, but also by the increasing number of listeners and transmedia influences of podcasts in the form of TV series and literary adaptations (such as Lore, Welcome to Night Vale, Limetown and others).

DELVING INTO URBAN MYTHS: THE WORKS OF CHARLES DE LINT

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:01pm
Weronika Łaszkiewicz and Sylwia Borowska-Szerszun / University of Białystok
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

With over seventy titles to his name and new ones in the making, Charles de Lint is among the most prolific writers of Canadian speculative fiction and a key representative of urban fantasy/mythic fiction. Given his vast literary output, several awards (including the World Fantasy Award in 2000 and the Aurora Award in 2013 and again in 2015), and a large gathering of devoted readers (if Facebook profiles such as “The Mythic Café, with Charles de Lint & Company” are any indication), it is more than surprising that his fiction has yet to become the subject of a full-length academic study. That is not to say, of course, that the academia is unaware of de Lint’s presence.

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