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new volume on Approaches to Teaching the Works of Margaret Atwood

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 11:47am
Lauren Rule Maxwell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The MLA Press published Approaches to Teaching Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Other Works in 1996. Now the press is seeking contributions for a new volume to explore both the teaching of Atwood’s publications since that time and 21st-century approaches to her earlier works, such as strategies for teaching The Handmaid’s Tale that draw on the Hulu TV series, the graphic novel, and/or The Testaments.

Strangers and Trespassers in Contemporary Women’s Crime Fiction (2000-2020)

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 6:21am
Esther Álvarez López
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Call for Papers. Special Issue

Strangers and Trespassers in Contemporary Women’s Crime Fiction (2000-2020)

 

Papers on Language and Literature (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

 

Guest editors: Carla Rodríguez González and Esther Álvarez López

(Universidad de Oviedo)

 

Femspec Call for Contributions: Afrofuturism

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:30am
Femspec
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

In light of the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the countless other Black lives lost to police brutality, Femspec seeks to honor the visionary work of Black writers and artists. Therefore, our latest call for contributions will concern Afrofuturism.

Looking at Femininity 'Sympodcast'

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:20am
Rosie Couch (Cardiff University) and Josie Cray (Cardiff University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

 

 

Call for Papers: Looking at Femininity 'Sympodcast'

 

Short Fiction: The City Speaks. How Should We Answer? (Special Session)

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 8:40am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Conference  postponed until 2021: Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2020 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS: Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020

Deadline Extended to 21st July.

The 118th Annual PAMLA Conference is being hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel

London’s East End: A Short Encyclopedia

updated: 
Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 1:34pm
Kevin A. Morrison/McFarland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

            From the transient street art of Banksy and Pablo Delgado to the exhibitions of Doreen Fletcher and Gilbert and George; from the novels of Charles Dickens and Monica Ali to televisual series produced by the BBC and ITV; and from early eighteenth-century churches designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor to twenty-first century skyscrapers conceived by Norman Foster, the East End is an iconic area of London.

Écrire (sur) la ville / Writing (on) the City

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:46pm
Steve Puig / St John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 

 

NEMLA Convention

Philadelphia, PA, March 11-14, 2021

 

Panel on French literature

Anthology: Women and Folk Horror

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:46pm
Peg Aloi, editor
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Call for Proposals: Women in Folk Horror Anthology!

Seeking essays on women in folk horror for a forthcoming anthology (tentatively titled: "What No Man May See Nor Woman Tell: Essays on Women in Folk Horror").

Edited by Peg Aloi (co-editor, with Hannah Johnston, of "The New Generation Witches" and "Carnivale and the American Grotesque"). Author of forthcoming book "The Witching Hour: How Witches Enchanted Popular Culture" (2021?)

Call for Book Chapters for edited volume: Mountains and Memoir

updated: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 12:50pm
Jenny Hall and Martin Hall
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Mountaineering and Climbing have become extraordinarily popular lifestyle sports. More generally, mountain-going has been one of the fastest growing leisure activities of the past thirty years where an estimated, ‘10 million Americans go mountaineering annually’ (Macfarlane, 2004: 17) and In the United Kingdom 2.48 million people participate in recreational rock climbing and mountaineering (Mintel, 2018).

PCA/ACA Generational Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 2:11pm
Shay Rahm / PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: GENERATIONAL STUDIES

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2020

We welcome proposals for papers on any and every topic related to America’s generations including Baby Boomers, Generation Jones, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials (Gen Y), and iGen (Gen Z).

We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels (3 or 4 persons), focusing on topics related to:

CFP for Comparative Cinema: Biopic vs biopic: Cinematographic life as a place for comparison

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:09pm
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Over the last ten years, the biopic has been carried out by many relevant filmmakers —within and beyond the mainstream— and it has become a key genre in contemporary cinema. This fact is attested by titles like 'Carlos' (Olivier Assayas, 2010), 'J.

Revisiting the American Grotesque

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This proposed roundtable will explore current manifestations of the grotesque in various forms and genres, using a range of current critical approaches. This could include, but not be exclusive to, analyses using a posthumanist, postmaterialist, postmillennial, or similar critical lens. In an age when so much seems grotesque—from our art to our politics to our everyday lives—this session will provide new ways to think about both contemporary literature and our current cultural moment. Submit a 250-300 word abstract and a brief c.v. by Sept. 30 to the NeMLA website:https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP

Celebrity Studies Special Edition, “CHILDREN AND CELEBRITIES.” Deadline: August 7, 2020.

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:06pm
Diana Sandars / University of Melbourne, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 7, 2020

CFP: Celebrity Studies Special Edition, “CHILDREN AND CELEBRITIES.” Deadline: August 7, 2020.

The entertainment industries create the most widely circulated popular images of children and childhood, and yet the role of children in celebrity studies warrants further study. As John Mercer and Jane O’Connor (2017) point out, the intersection between Childhood Studies and Celebrity Studies has been gaining traction in recent years, highlighting a tension between the dominant discourses of innocence surrounding children, and the highly competitive commercial imperatives of celebrity culture.

The Rocky Forum - call for articles on the film series

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 10:44am
PopMeC Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

What can be better, during these uncertain times, than producing innovative research about fun primary sources that can fill our hearts with hope and motivation? With the aim of making that possible, the PopMec academic collective opens a call for papers about one of the most successful and influential American popular culture productions: the Rocky film series. Mostly written, starred and directed by Sylvester Stallone, the story of the Italian-American boxer Rocky Balboa cautived the world, since 1976 till our days, with 6 movies and 2 spin-offs (the Creed series). 

Updated: Call for Abstracts: Critically Reading "The Vampire Diaries"

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 3:06am
Book Publication
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 14, 2020

Vampires are a phenomenon that have captivated humans since ancient times, and continue to globally fascinate different target audiences. From vampires in early Chinese traditions to their depiction in early poems such as “The Vampire” by Heinrich August Ossenfelder, to Lord Byron’s “The Vampyre”, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, to vampires in more recent TV series and movies, this creature has not only evoked fear and horror but has also embodied both anxieties as well as desires of the culture and time in which it was created. Consequently, as vampire narratives today have started to go beyond the realms of horror, sometimes even turning the vampire into romantic heroes, they bring new insights to current issues across various fields.

Adoption in Film

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:26am
Adoption & Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 11, 2021

Title:    Adoption in Film

Adoption & Culture 9.2 [ 2021]

Adoption & Culture publishes essays on any aspect of adoption’s intersection with culture, including but not limited to scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, film, or any other popular or academic representation of adoption. Adoption & Culture accepts submissions of previously unpublished essays for review.

EXTENDED DEADLINE (July 30, 2020): Scandal and Transgression in Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Vanguardisms

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:25pm
SAMLA 92: Virtual/Hybrid Format
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

This panel explores forms of dissent adopted by twentieth-century transatlantic avant-gardes as a means of challenging traditional genres and social codes. Since the inception of European experimentalism during the first decades of the twentieth century, a series of art movements engaged in radical production that questioned the established state of affairs. From the Cubist adoption of multiple viewpoints, through the Futurist celebration of technology and speed, the Expressionist distortion of form, to the Dadaist sense of provocation and the irrational juxtaposition of images in Surrealism, avant-garde art and literature has set precedents on an international level of exchanges.

Cultures of Sexuality

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:31am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Since the sexual abuse allegations against American film producer Harvey Weinstein in Oct 2017, the #metoo movement has received wide attention on social media and in public life. What this movement has reminded us is sexual abuse is deeply implicated in social/hierarchical power structures (forcing survivors to suffer violence and then hide trauma). It has also offered the possibility of speaking against sexual abuse, harassment, and violence in public and “shaming” perpetrators (as “due process” has often been painful, slow, and unfair). The movement has led to public debates on questions of patriarchy, power, nepotism, culture, clothing, ethics, and ideology.

Don DeLillo and Religious Spaces PAMLA Panel

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:16am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Don DeLillo Society invites abstracts on DeLillo's use of space, virtual or physical, as new religious sites. From Jack Gladney's transcendent trips to the supermarket in White Noise to Sister Edgar's implied dissolution into the virtual heaven of the internet in Underworld, religious spaces proliferate throughout DeLillo's work. Yet in contrast to the religious experience, DeLillo also suggests a destructive inversion: The Airborne Toxic Event, The Kazakh Test Site. Characters often undertake pilgrimages to mid-Western towns, art exhibits, weapons testing sites, and even city dumps. In each of these excursions, characters seek to understand a sociality between themselves and the contexts they inhabit.

Final call for chapters: Call Me by Your Name edited collection

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:16am
Dr. Edward Lamberti and Professor Michael Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 13, 2020

Final call for chapters:

Call Me by Your Name edited collection

 

Editors: Edward Lamberti and Michael Williams

 

We hope everyone is staying safe and well during these difficult times.

CFP for NeMLA 2021 | The Dread of Difference(s): Horror, Gender, and Cinematic Defiance (Seminar)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:10am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Since Carol J. Clover’s seminal work Men, Women, and Chainsaws (1992), feminist readings of horror movies have gained an enthusiastic theoretical momentum. In employing various frameworks and lenses and by complicating our spectatorial position, this rich corpus of literature has perhaps contributed to a resignification of the genre and its tropes. However, amid the emergence of luminous movies that defy and challenge horror’s misogynistic and racialized foundations, several questions arise: Is contemporary horror cinema really abjuring its heteronormative, original structure? Does mainstream horror still convey trite reactionary messages with renewed vigor?

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