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Climate Change as Reflected in Science Fiction, Film and World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Climate change is an important issue that has become a frequent topic in twentieth as well as twenty-first century literature and film. From science fiction of the past to the present-day speculative fiction, this roundtable presents an opportunity to provide and study examples both past and present regarding climate change issues in literature and film. Dystopias written by international writers reflect the world-wide concern regarding climate change. For example, novelists such as British-born Maggie Gee’s The Flood or French-born Pierre Boulle’s La Planète des singes[The Planet of the Apes] speculate on the possibility of climate changes causing devastating destruction.

American Literature Area at PCA 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:44pm
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association (PCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held June 2-5, 2021 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "Narratives of American Colonization and Imperialism" by 25 Oct 2020

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

400 years ago, the Mayflower arrived on Patuxet land and established the settler colony of Plymouth. Just two years later, the Patuxet peoples were pronounced extinct. Despite or due to this settler violence, the Plymouth colony gave rise to the American tradition of “Thanksgiving” and the mythology of Europeans building a ‘City upon a Hill’ in America.

Kzoo 2021: Medievalist as Auctor (Roundtable)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
Erin K. Wagner
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Whether we consider the high fantasy of Lewis and Tolkien or the contemporary rise in historical fiction set during the Middle Ages, it must be acknowledged that medievalists (and scholars more generally) have long been linked with creative writing. In an era of academia where the traditional university job is far from assured and where representations of the Middle Ages are co-opted by white nationalists, we must acknowledge the wider benefits and contributions of the humanities, while promoting a diverse picture of the Middle Ages. It is more important than ever that the scholastic community embrace its creative side.

“HINDSIGHT IS 20/20”: LOOKING BACK AT THE LAST 100 YEARS IN AMERICA

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
American Studies Association of Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

 The 64th annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held February 12th through 13th at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. This year’s conference is delayed until the spring because of COVID-19. The following is a list of suggested areas of scholarship you may consider when exploring our conference theme:

Mythological Literature in India

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Dr. Neena Gupta Vij / Central University of Jammu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Call for Papers

An Edited Book (ISBN)

                                                                             Mythological Literature in India

 

 

We are pleased to inform you that we are going to publish an edited volume with the proposed title “Revisiting Mythological Literature in India: Origin and Development.”  

 

Concept Note

CFP «Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione», XIV (Novembre 2020):Representation of work in contemporary Italian short story collections from the 1980s to the present day

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:58am
«Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione» -Università degli Studi di Trento
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Representation of work in contemporary Italian short story collections from the 1980s to the present day

 

Guest editors: Filippo Gobbo, Mara Santi and Tiziano Toracca.

 

House of the Devil: Satanic Cultures (and Panics) from the 60s to Today

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:58am
James Pate, Brian Santana / Shepherd University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Chapters:  House of the Devil: Satanic Cultures (and Panics) from the 60s to Today (Proposals due October 15, 2020)

 

            From the Satanic and occult counter-cultures of the late 60s, as seen in the films of Kenneth Anger, to the Satanic Panic of the 80s, to the progressive-style Satanism of music groups like Twin Temple and organizations like The Satanic Temple, Satanism in the U.S. (both real and imagined) has long reflected the anxieties, hopes, and concerns of the culture at large.

Call for Papers – Uncharted [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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Monday, August 17, 2020 - 7:47am
Łukasz Muniowski
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

 

Abstracts are sought for a peer-reviewed collection of philosophical essays related to the Naughty Dog action-adventure video game series Uncharted (2007-2017). The essays should refer to the games that are considered the canon of the series: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. As the production of the movie adaptation of the game has been once again put on hold, and it seems that Naughty Dog will not develop new entries in the series in the foreseeable future, a book of essays seems rather timely.

International Journal in the field of Humanities and Education Development

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 12:13am
Infogain Publication
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences (IJELS)(ISSN: 2456-7620) is a bi-monthly peer-reviewed refereed journal that inviting Literature Essays, Review Articles, Research articles, case studies, conference proceeding, and short communication in the field of English Literature, Humanities, and Social Sciences. IJELS welcomes quality work that focuses on research, development, and review.

After submission, all papers will be evaluated by experienced editorial members for their originality, Language perspective, and correctness, the relevance of topic and presentation quality.

Why publish with us?

Flow Journal CFP: "TikTok as a Cultural Forum"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:10pm
Flow Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 13, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS
Flow Volume 27 Special Issue

“TikTok as a Cultural Forum”

Call for Papers: Cinematic Bodies

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:09pm
Cinephile (The University of British Columbia's Film Journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The body on the screen and the body of the screen have always formed a compelling and productive pairing. From apparatus theory to production and exhibition histories, these two conceptualizations of cinematic bodies remain valuable avenues for reflecting on the use of images, their visibility, materiality, and presentation. As cinema continues to fracture and expand across our cell phones and living spaces, the screen is increasingly tangible, mobile, and ubiquitous. Like the mobile toys and popular illusions preceding modern cinema, these forms of new media present particular bodies on particular screens.

Unreliable Narrators

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:08pm
Humanities in Transition
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Unreliable narrators are storytellers that the reader (or viewer) cannot trust. They most often occur in narratives that are written from a first-person point of view. Unreliable narrators deceive purposefully in some cases and unintentionally in others. As a result, the reader/viewer is left with the sense that something is “off.”

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CALL FOR ESSAYS AND INTERVIEWS - Routledge Guide to Alternative Careers in the Performing Arts

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:08pm
Jason Dorwart, PhD, Oberlin College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 12, 2020

NEW DEADLINE This CFP was first sent last year but the book was delayed and is now under contract for 2021 publication.

This is a call for essays and interviews for a book titled “Alternative Careers for the Performing Arts,” a new book in Routledge's "PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional" series, which will explore possibilities for making use of a theatre education.

Edited Volume – Representations of Disability in Science Fiction

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:07pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals for a forthcoming scholarly volume on representations of disability in science fiction, a peer-reviewed collection of essays that will examine how disability identity and experience have been shaped through the science fiction genre.

Playing with What Is There: Perspectives on the Practice, Habit, or Need of Converting Reality into Theatre, Fiction, or Illusion

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 12:48pm
Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

 

  

Playing with What Is There: Perspectives on the Practice, Habit, or Need of Converting Reality into

 Theatre, Fiction, or Illusion

 

My proposal here grows out of four earlier efforts to bring essayists together on a single issue: The Audience as Player: Interactive Theatre Over the Years, a double issue of Comparative

Perspectives of Gender, Sexuality, and Stereotype in the Korean Wave

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 1:39pm
Marcy Tanter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

For a collection under contract with Lexington Books, we seek submissions that address both historical and theoretical perspectives of “Hallyu” that specifically intersect with issues regarding gender, sexuality, and stereotype. We anticipate that the edited volume will be cross-disciplinary and bring insights from international scholars. We welcome papers that address new research and cultural products that are relevant and current. Space for visuals is limited so non-textual elements should be included sparingly. Abstracts are due August 31, 2020 and acceptances will go out September 15.

Completed essays are due in Microsoft Word by December 1, 2020 and should be around 10,000 words in English.

 

Popular Culture Review - General Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:25pm
Dr. Amy M. Green University of Nevada, Las Vegas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

General Call for Papers

Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, wellargued, and well-researched articles on a variety of topics
related to popular culture. While film, television, literature, and video games are common popular culture subjects, we
wish to broaden the journal’s exploration of popular culture as well. Examples might include regional popular cultures,
popular culture and food, popular culture in previous decades or eras, popular culture and social media, popular
culture and music, and the like.

Submissions undergo a rigorous peer review process.

Call for Papers: At the Crossroads: Narratives of the Excluded Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:23pm
At the Crossroads: Narratives of the Excluded Online Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020

We are pleased to announce a two-day international conference “At the Crossroads: Narratives of the Excluded.” In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Conference will take place online. It will explore various methods of countering and transforming dominant discourses on a range of social issues and reflect on alternative ways of seeing and understanding things as well as presenting counter-hegemonic views of the world in various media.

We now invite proposals for 15-minute papers or three-paper panels (please title your email PAPER PROPOSAL or PANEL PROPOSAL). Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Siblings on Stage, Page and Screen

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:34am
Dr Katie Barnett / University of Chester
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Siblings on Stage, Page and Screen

Virtual Conference

Date: Saturday 16th January 2021

 

Though ubiquitous across stage, page and screen, images of siblings remain an under-researched and under-discussed phenomenon. The relationships, rivalries, conflicts and collaborations between brothers and sisters are frequently overlooked, and yet offer the possibility for fascinating discussion and insight into a wide range of cultural texts.

CFP: Special Issue on Blackness @ Play: Communities, Culture, Creativity (Abstracts 9/15/20)

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
American Journal of Play
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Call for Papers 

American Journal of Play Special Issue

Blackness @ Play: Communities, Culture, Creativity

Guest Editor: TreaAndrea M. Russworm, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

 

Deadlines: 

300-word abstract: September 15, 2020 

Full papers, if accepted: December 31, 2020

Articles 6,500 to 8,000 words; other works vary in length

Queries and submission: russworm@umass.edu

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:14am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Notice:

The Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium has been rescheduled for November 4–7, 2021 at the Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center.

Updated Information for the 2021 Symposium is presented below.

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium:

November 4–7, 2021, Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center, Sonoma, California  

 

Critical Approaches to Horror in Doctor Who - Chapters Sought

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:14am
Robert F. Kilker / Kutztown University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

Although Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman wanted his show to be educational and avoid so-called “bug-eyed monsters,” the popularity of the Daleks in the second serial ensured that it would be better known for scaring kids into hiding behind the sofa.  Adaptable as the science-fiction program is to fit a variety of other genres (e.g. the Western, screwball comedy, romance, period drama), horror dominates its cultural memory and ongoing practice.  While there have been some critical essays over the years examining this aspect of the show, no book has been devoted to a more sustained examination of the generic work of horror in Doctor Who.  This edited collection will remedy that absence.

 

Eurasian Folk and Fairy Tales: Bridging Continents

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Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:12am
European Languages and Cultures Research Centre, Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Emerging from oral literature, folk and fairy tales are embedded and entangled within the very confines of human consciousness and are continuously rewoven into the fabric of cultural memory. Often categorised as stories for children, these tales not only provide vital information into the psyche and disposition of the human mind, but also enable us to understand social and cultural interactions. The vast imagery, motifs, and archetypes these tales produce enable them to be constantly re-conceived, reinterpreted, and disseminated. Even though folk and fairy tales emerge from differing cultures with diverse traditions and customs, they seem to share similar formation mechanisms.

International Journal of James Bond Studies 4(1)

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Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:10pm
International Journal of James Bond Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The International Journal of James Bond Studies is now accepting submissions for Volume 4.

Call for Papers - Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies (Vol. 1, No. 2, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:08pm
Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

 

Papers invited for the Vol. 1, No. 2 regular issue of the "Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies" (JLCS). All submissions should conform to MLA 7th edition style for documentation and manuscript formatting and should include a 100-150 word abstract and 3-5 keywords. Submissions must be under 5,000 words for the entire submission package, including the abstract, notes, and works cited. No simultaneous submissions or previously published material. Each essay submitted must carry a declaration that it has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The cover letter should also include a brief author’s bio.

Loading Journal Special Issue on Kingdom Hearts

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:01pm
Dean Bowman, University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 14, 2020

Dear All,

My Colleagues and I at the University of East Anglia are putting together a special edition of Loading… journal on the Kingdom Hearts franchise as a transmedia phenomenon. The issue is based on an expansion of papers we gave at a panel at the DiGRA conference at Ritsumeikan university in Kyoto last year. But we are looking for additional articles to complement those we already have in order to attempt to address as wide a group of topics as possible through the lens of this important franchise. Our ambition is that this could become an important repository of research and theorising on this game series and the topic of transmedia production and fandom.

I’ll paste the CFP below but the link is here also:

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