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Reconstructio Americana: Ancient Greece and Rome after the American Civil War

updated: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 3:23pm
Panel proposal for the 154th annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 11, 2022

Reconstructio Americana: Ancient Greece and Rome after the American Civil War”

Panel proposal for the 154th annual meeting

of the Society for Classical Studies

January 5–8, 2023, New Orleans, LA

[CFP] "Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature" at PAMLA 2022

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Ray Kyooyung Ra / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Please see the CFP below for details on the special session “Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature” at PAMLA’s — Pacific Coast regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association (MLA) — upcoming Los Angeles conference scheduled for November 11 - 13, 2022. 

Paper proposals are due May 15, 2022 via this page: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18501

 

Session Title:

Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature

Session Description:

(Deadline Extended) The “Safe Animal” Sensibility - A MLA 2023 Roundtable

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Yea Jung Park and Jiwon Rim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This roundtable panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” Safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.

Call for Associate Editors, Journal of Hip Hop Studies

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Journal of Hip Hop Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

The ​Journal of Hip Hop Studies (JHHS) invites you to consider serving as an Associate Editor. Founded in 2012, JHHS plays an integral role in Hip Hop Studies, inside and outside of the academy. Moving forward, our aim is to lead the charge in academic innovation and challenging the academy’s role in propagating white supremacy. As a peer-reviewed, open-access journal hosted on Scholars Compass and published by Virginia Commonwealth University, ​JHHS provides a rigorous space for Hip Hop writing, thinking, and creativity. You are invited to make a vital contribution to this work.

MLA 2023 Roundtable: The “Safe Animal” Sensibility

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 3:10am
Yea Jung Park and Jiwon Rim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This roundtable panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” Safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.

Critical Essay Collection on THE GOLDEN GIRLS

updated: 
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 8:11pm
Jill E. Anderson, Assist Prof of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

This call is for critical essays for a proposed edited volume centering on the iconic television show The Golden Girls for Routledge’s Advances in Pop Culture series.

See and Be Seen: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 9:14pm
Popular Culture Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Popular Culture Research Centre,

Auckland University of Technology

13-14 September 2022

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Katie Ellis (Curtin University, Australia)

Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell (Auckland University of Technology)

The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be a hybrid event (allowing for both in-person and online presentations), and will be held on 13-14 September 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Crime Fiction and Ecology (Updated - Additional Chapters Needed)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 2:02pm
Dr Nathan Ashman/ University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

This is a final call for chapter proposals for The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction and Ecology. We are seeking 5-6 additional chapters, with particular interest in the following topics/research areas:

  • Petrofictions
  • Environmental Thrillers
  • The Global South
  • Truth/Post-Truth
  • Australian Crime Fiction
  • Energy Conflict

Please email abstracts of no more than 400 words along with a short biographical statement to Nathan Ashman (n.ashman@uea.ac.uk) by 30th June 2022. Essays will be commissioned shortly after for delivery by December 1st, 2022.

The collection is slated for release in Summer 2023

CFP: Disability and Public Health in the US South

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 10:54am
MLA 2023 LLC Southern US Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

A key part of colonizing in the U.S. South depended on the rhetoric of health, such as Ponce de Leon’s mythical fountain of youth and nineteenth-century boosterism claiming Florida as the “winter sanitarium of the country” (qtd in Knight 5). The semi-tropical warmth of the South invited justifications for intrusion and settlement, and for the environmental destruction necessary to transform a place “heavy with the poisons of malaria” into something habitable for white Europeans. Yet, beneath this rhetoric, we find evidence that ties the South to a history of public health disasters, especially the mistreatment and abuse of people with disabilities.

Chicon 8/Worldcon 80 Academic Track Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:29pm
Chicon 8
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 29, 2022

Science fiction (and its cousin genres, fantasy and horror) have long explored what it means to explore the unknown. In particular, some of SF’s familiar narratives have pondered life beyond our world, grappled with the vast expanse of the universe and the many things to be discovered there, and tackled complicated meetings with other beings and other ways of life. Beyond the SF bubble, fantasy has imagined entire worlds and wondered at a cosmos of gods and magic; meanwhile, horror has teased at the edges of its genre cousins, offering disturbing visions of space and other forms of travel and exploration in which the unknown is often waiting with jaws wide open.

Forgotten Fantasists

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:29pm
Forgotten Fantasists: A Companion to Fantastic Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Who are the unsung heroes of fantastical literature? Who deserves to be recognised for their significant contribution to contemporary Anglophone Fantastika literature but are pushed out of the limelight? This edited companion to fantastical literature hopes to address gaps in research by bringing together considerations of important but underexamined authors and artists. Depending on the number of abstracts received, the collection may be further divided into separate sections – or even individual volumes – taking into consideration different media:

SAMLA 2022: Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 4:16pm
Mary Ann Gareis / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way.   For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more. 

 

Call for papers in Cultural Geography

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 4:15pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

https://alastriapress.wordpress.com/mpca-maca/

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS in CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2022

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

CFP Monsters & Monstrous Bodies in American Culture and Society (3/13/2022; NEASA 6/10-11/2022)

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:30pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 13, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

MONSTERS & MONSTROUS BODIES IN AMERICAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY

 

SPONSORED BY THE MONSTERS & THE MONSTROUS AREA OF THE NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

 

PROPOSALS BY 13 MARCH 2022

 

Classics Illustrated: Adaptation and Appropriation in the Comics and Other Graphic Narratives

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:30pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Saving the Day: Accessing Comics in the Twenty-first Century
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

CFP: Classics Illustrated: Adaptation and Appropriation in the Comics and Other Graphic Narratives

 

A collection organized to further the goals of Saving the Day: Accessing Comics in the Twenty-first Century, a joint outreach effort of the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain and the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture. (More information at https://accessing-comics-in-the-21st-century.blogspot.com/.)

 

Organizers: Nick Katsiadas, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; Carl Sell, Lock Haven University; and Michael Torregrossa, Independent Scholar

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:30pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts

 

Sponsored by the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

 

Collection edited by Carl Sell, Lock Haven University, and Michael A. Torregrossa, Independent Scholar.

 

Proposals due by 1 June 2022

 

 

UPDATE: DFW 2022 - David Foster Wallace - Austin, TX - June 2-4, 2022

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:29pm
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 28, 2022

UPDATE:  EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 28, 2022

The International David Foster Wallace Society invites you to attend DFW 2022 in Austin, Texas. Special events at the Harry Ransom Center (home to Wallace’s archive), social events, and other presentations will be included, in addition to a wide variety of panels of Wallace criticism and commentary. 

Panels will be held at the University of Texas Glickman Conference Center. The keynote address by Pulitzer winner Jennifer Egan will be held at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall on Thursday, June 2. The keynote, sponsored by the Harry Ransom Center, is free and open to the public.

Willa Cather's Letters/Willa Cather and Letters

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:29pm
Melissa Homestead/University of Nebraska-Lincoln
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Call for Papers: Willa Cather’s Letters/Willa Cather and Letters

As the Complete Letters of Willa Cather is nearing completion, Cather's letters are available and accessible to scholars and researchers in an unprecedented way. To mark this moment in Cather scholarship, Cather Studies will devote a volume to essays that engage with Cather's letters in new and deeper ways that may have been previously unavailable to scholars. Melissa J. Homestead, editor of Cather Studies and co-editor of the Complete Letters, will edit the volume.

A variety of approaches and topics are welcome, and essays may focus exclusively on Cather or Cather in relation to other figures.

Call for Presentations, Papers, Performances, Panels

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 12:53pm
Breakin' BLACK Reachin' Back
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 27, 2022

CUNY Graduate Center English Student Association Conference (virtual/online)

Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30, 2022

CFP EXTENSION to 03/27/2022

 

Breakin’ BLACK Reachin’ Back is an experiential conversation engaging with Black intellectual, political and creative concepts through the primary disciplinary nodes of Black studies, Hip Hop and DJ scholarship. This virtual two day gathering centers practitioners as theorists, interdisciplinarity and public humanities through roundtable panel conversations, keynote presentations including musical and dance performances followed by discussion/Q&A, and breakout sessions. 

Call for Chapter Proposals for Edited Collection -- Retreating to the (Modern) Past: Vintage and Cottagecore Lifestyles in the Digital Era

updated: 
Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 10:36pm
Clare Douglass Little
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Modern life has become defined in many ways by our digital experiences, and it is in this technological environment that a retreat to an idealized version of the past has been increasingly realized and depicted through social media. The distinctive aesthetics of cottagecore, dark and light academia, and vintage movements represent creative cross sections through which individuals blend pop culture, literature, fantasy, art, and lifestyle elements in an often fantastical, romanticized, or idealized version of the past—one inherently informed by and expressed through a modern, digital present.

MLA 2023: Comedy, Capitalism, and Hope

updated: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 2:49pm
American Humor Studies Association and the Screen Arts and Culture Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

How can critical comedy studies of popular and/or experimental media help us revive political theories of hope amid material conditions characterized by climate apocalypse, obscene inequality, and rising authoritarianism? We invite a range of approaches.

Please send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio to Sam Chesters at samantha.chesters@gmail.com and Maggie Hennefeld at mhennefe@umn.edu.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Reimagining Rebecca: a symposium on du Maurier’s novel & its legacy

updated: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 6:23am
Amelia Crowther & Katharina Hendrickx; University of Sussex
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

Call for Papers: Reimagining Rebecca: a symposium on du Maurier’s novel & its legacy

A symposium at the University of Sussex on 27th May 2022

Deadline for abstract submissions: 7th March 2022

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED: 18th March 2022

 

 

Society for Utopian Studies Conference: "make, unmake, remake"

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 7:02pm
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 22, 2022

"make, unmake, remake"

November 9th-13th, 2022
Society for Utopian Studies
Embassy Suites Charleston Historic District
Charleston, SC
#SUS2022

We invite creative and scholarly responses to our conference theme--"make, unmake, remake"-- with a particular interest in panels that offer interdisciplinary approaches to shared questions in utopian studies, including those that speak to post-pandemic life and renewal. Topics might include:

--"tinkering towards utopia" vs. large scale utopian plans

--arts and crafts, "craftivism," and sustainability

--reparations for slavery and other historical atrocities

--utopian labor; labor in dystopian times

CFP Performing Medievalism

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 7:02pm
Ellie Chadwick & Ollie Jones, University of Bristol and University of York, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

DEADLINE EXTENDED -- CFP: Performing Medievalism: Tricks, Tips and Tropes from Early Artistic Practice for the Modern-Day Performer 

 

Middle English Encounters with Islamicate and Persianate Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:59pm
MLA Middle English Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

What understandings of Persianate or Islamicate texts, societies, or cultures do Middle English texts show? How do their engagements with those traditions inflect their views of their own political, aesthetic, and cultural investments?

CALL FOR PAPERS - GENTES, N. 9/2022 - Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:59pm
University for Foreigners of Perugia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2022

 

CALL FOR PAPERS - GENTES N. 9/2022 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DATE: 14 APRIL 2022
ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE: 30 APRIL 2022
DEADLINE: 10 SEPTEMBER 2022

Submissions for Gentes 9/2022 are now open. Anyone wishing to submit a contribution can send their paper (minimum 20.000 characters-maximum 50.000 characters, including spaces) by September 10, 2022. Prior to submission, please send an abstract (maximum 1000 characters, spaces included) by April 14, 2022.

Gender Perspectives in Media and Performance [An Edited Book]

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:56pm
Dr H Kalpana, Professor, Dept of English, Pondicherry University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Gendered identities and realities are constituted through, among other things, media, and performance. Paradoxically, however, the representations that substantiate these gender categories are often deployed for radically different purposes. For instance, they might be brought into play for the mobilization of dominant ideologies, on the one hand, and feminist disruptions, on the other. With attention to the diverse forums through which artistic and popular texts reach the public, this edited volume aims to address the inconsistencies, the absurdities, and irregularities of gender in terms of performativity from a historical and contemporary global context.

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