CFP: Annual University of Florida Marxist Reading Group Conference
“Marxism and Neoliberalism Today”
Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida
April 8-10, Gainesville, FL
Keynotes: Rachel Greenwald Smith (St. Louis University), Mitch Murray (Emory University), Patricia Ventura (Spelman College)
Studies in Popular Culture (SiPC), a journal of the Popular Culture Association in the South (PCAS), publishes articles on popular culture however mediated through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events--any of the material or conceptual conditions of life.
A multidisciplinary journal, SiPC gives preference to submissions that demonstrate familiarity with the body of scholarly work on popular culture but avoid the jargon associated with certain single-discipline studies. SiPC accepts submissions on all forms of popular culture (American or international) studied from the perspective of any discipline.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
FOLIO: STORIES OF AUSTRALIAN COMICS
Seriality, literarity and popular culture in picturebook studies
International call for papers
adapted with the help of Sophie Heywood (Associate Professor in French, University of Reading) in collaboration with Dominique Perrin, from the call for papers « Critiquer l’album sériel. Vers un décloisonnement des corpus légitimes et populaires dans les études sur l’album »)
Deadline for proposals (between 2000 and 3000 characters, spaces and bibliography included) plus a short biography and bibliography : 17 April 2022 to be sent to email@example.com
The 119th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) will be held in Los Angeles at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, from Friday, November 11, to Sunday, November 13, 2022.
From the famous castle of Hogwarts to Sunnydale high school and the magical academy of Aretuza, Fantasy stories are frequently set in school settings, especially when they are addressed to young readers and viewers. These familiar and possibly reassuring surroundings can hide important mysteries, including secret and magical passages or vampire-teachers, thus creating either worry or wonder.
Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes.
This CFP focuses on folklore and mythology regarding dragons. I am looking for 4 or 5 essays to round out the volume.
Deadline for proposals: April 8, 2022
Deadline for first drafts: June 17, 2022
How to submit your proposal
Please send abstracts and a short biographical note to Rachel L. Carazo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two-day symposium of the American Studies division at Leibniz University of Hannover, 22 & 23 September, 2022
‘The Violence of Humour’
Call for papers : Summer issue deadline 30th June 2022
LCEKIMEP ISSN: 2709-5010
Contact Adel Aitym at LCEKIMEP@gmail.com
LCEKIMEP is an open access online journal that is published by KIMEP University four times per year. It incorporates the work of international scholars who are engaged in research in the areas of Applied Linguistics, Pedagogy, any aspect of Cultural Studies, Cultural Production and Criticism, and Environmental Humanities.
Now accepting proposals for a SAMLA Special Topics Panel for this year's session, Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2022, in Jacksonville Florida (with the possibility of our session being virtual).
SPECIAL SESSION: Write the Change You Want to Be in the World
The seismic changes brought about by movements such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter have impacted all parts of society. Writing plays a pivotal role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. This traditional session welcomes submissions on any aspect of teaching, exploring, and leveraging inclusive writing as an instrument of change.
CFP: 56th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Venue: California State University, Long Beach. Mainly in person with a handful of sessions on zoom.
Dates: April 13 and 14, 2022
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: May 28, 2022
Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED
COMICS STUDIES SOCIETY CONFERENCE, JULY 28-30, 2022
In collaboration with Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
“Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”
Canadian Literature and Authors at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 2022 Conference: UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California
November 11 - 13, 2022
Panel Organizer: Shawna Guenther email@example.com
We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled Television Comedy & Cultural Crisis. Chapters should focus on a specific television series, and address how that series engages with the discourse of a particular cultural crisis through comedy. The function of comedy should be foregrounded, as the collection will be held together through the central question of how humor acts as space through which we can resist normative ways of thinking about these cultural crises.
Contributors might consider humorous depictions of, but are not limited to:
Book editor: Roshni Sengupta
Both “culture” and “people” are largely undefined and inherently diverse forms, susceptible to malleability and appropriation to suit different agendas. Considering popular culture as a field of struggle leads us to a distinction between popular forms of control as well as participation. Popular culture therefore remains tied to questions of representation, enactment, regulation and control. Reading the form requires the deployment of modes such as symbols and codes (semiotics), apparatus of production (political economy approach), audience and consumer response as well as through studies of the social life of cultural forms and their political frames.
The Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) invites proposals from faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars for its 2022 Annual Conference on the theme of recovering lost writers and lost texts. We are especially interested in recovering marginalized voices, finding reasons for their disappearance, and charting a path to bring their writing and lives back into the light of current scholarship. Lost or forgotten work by canonical authors would also be welcome subjects of literary inquiry as part of this call, as would be papers that trace the evolution of a literary text from manuscript to magazine publication to book form if the changes are radical.
Reconfiguring Digital Spaces: GLO Conference 2022
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we have become painfully aware of how highly dependent we are on networked computers in most facets of our everyday lives. Shuffling from Zoomiverse to Metaverse and everything in between, computers remain the focal point of interactivity in life, entertainment, scholarship, and labor as in-person activities become increasingly constricted. Alternatives must be found; and even though dreams of totally transferring consciousnesses to digital avatars remain deeply rooted in the literary cyberpunk imaginaries of the 1980s and 90s, the pandemic brings us closer to realizing them in surprising ways.
Extended for Abstracts until April, 9, 2022: Voicing the Less Dead: Unheard, Unseen, Unknown, an edited collection (in-process)
FASCINATING NOISE. SOUND IN ART AND SCIENCE deadline for submissions: April 30, 2022 full name / name of organization: PULSE: THE JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE/ https://www.pulse-journal.org/open-call contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PULSE: THE JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE
CALL FOR PAPERS
FASCINATING NOISE. SOUND IN ART AND SCIENCE
“Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.” John Cage, “The Future of Music – Credo”
LCCT 2022: Call for Presentations
The Call for Presentations is now open for the 9th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported by the School of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London.
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS), published by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary is soliciting essays for a thematic bloc on affect and immersion in video games. As the only undisrupted periodical sequence devoted exclusively to English and American Studies in Hungary from 1963 on, HJEAS is indexed on the MLA Bibliography, its citations compiled by SCOPUS, and has a worldwide readership due to its availability on JSTOR and ProQuest.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 15
Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture
With the Supreme Court poised to radically change or even overturn Roe v. Wade after hearing the Mississippi Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, critical attention is being turned toward the changing ways popular culture depicts abortion. Popular culture is uniquely positioned to offer these narratives, particularly given the research that suggests that the way abortion is depicted in popular culture impacts cultural perceptions of abortion and may even, as Steph Herold has noted, “have very real ‘policy implications,’ particularly in such a politically charged climate.”
HJEAS Books, New Series
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) will launch a series of books to be published by Debrecen University Press beginning in 2022 that will reflect scholarship in the areas covered by the Journal, which include but are not limited to the literature, film, art, history, and religion of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. All books will be published as Open Access ebooks and as printed using Print on Demand. They will be kept in print.
PROPOSALS for either RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS are welcome.
Animals in the American Popular Imagination
Virtual conference 12-16 September 2022
This year’s California State University, Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association Spring Conference theme, SURGE: Writing Beyond The Binary, evokes transcendence of false dichotomy in many realms: gender, politics, race, class, sexuality, emotional well-being, literary criticism, and so much more. As writers, researchers, and scholars, we wield the power to reinforce or dispel reductive binary distinctions in our work, making it our job to SURGE ahead through these and other barriers toward portraying and creating a more inclusive, accepting, understanding world. While we work to re-energize our lives and refill the spaces we re-enter, how we choose to forge ahead will make all the difference.
TECHNICAL STORYTELLING: COMICS AND COMMUNITY
Special Issue of ImageTexT, Spring 2023
Guest Editors: Alexander Slotkin & Laura Gonzales
How are novels adapted for onstage presentations as musicals or operas? Given their large numbers of characters, multiple settings, and large spans of time, the plots of novels need to be adapted to fit within the logistical and chronological realities of live theatre, as compared when novels are adapted for film or video. Also, how is music used in these adaptations? We seek proposals that examine how this has been done in the past and is being done now.
What strategies are contemporary life writers using to approach queer/trans pasts that remain unrecognized or unrecognizable? Possible topics may include archival silences, biofiction, LGBTQ childhoods and queer temporality, intergenerational mentorship, HIV/AIDS’ legacy, and more.
This call for papers is for a special session at the Modern Language Association 2023 conference, which means that it is a non-guaranteed panel. Please submit 250-word abstracts and CVs to Megan Paslawski (Queens College, CUNY) to be considered for the panel proposal.