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2021 Call for Articles in Communication, Media, Journalism studies

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:32am
KOME - An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

KOME, a Europe-based international Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently accepting submissions for its 2020 and 2021 issues. We would love to hear from our colleagues in Europe and overseas, and read about their current research! We publish pure theoretical and theoretically well-grounded empirical research in the field of Communication, Media and Journalism Studies (Film or Theatre-oriented articles are also welcomed, but not in our main focus).

Africana and American and Female in Young Adult Fiction

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:32am
Ymitri Mathison
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS 

Africana and American and Female in Young Adult Fiction

Edited by Ymitri Mathison

(editor of Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction, University Press of Mississippi, 2017)

NEMLA 2021: Forgotten Women: Violence, Gender, and Sexuality in South Asia

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:32am
Nidhi Shrivastava
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Since 2017, the #metoo movement has been successful for the conviction of Harvey Weinstein, who was at the center of the landmark trial. The same cannot be said in the case of India, which is still coming to terms with the issue of gender-based violence. Our panel will examine the representations of women who have been forgotten or have been rendered invisible in the national and international media discourse. Our panel will examine such representations through the study of South Asian filmic and theatre representations of Dalit (lower-caste), Northeast Indian, and women who were foundational figures in the defining the newly minted nation—India and Pakistan.

The Ethics of Narrative: Appropriation and Reinvention in Stories of Injustice (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:31pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This CFP is for a seminar session at the 2021 NeMLA Convention.

Literature and film that bear witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations and produce shared national and transnational identities. They can draw readers’ attention back onto the politics and power of reading audiences. 

Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Middle Eastern Science Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:20pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 22, 2020

Scholastic engagement with genres and texts of science fiction across various regions and cultures around the world has grown significantly over the last decade. In an effort to expand this ongoing study, the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on Middle Eastern science fiction to be released in the winter of 2020.

With this issue, we aim to become a gathering place of current topics, trends, and themes in the field of Middle Eastern science fiction. We are seeking academic articles of 5,000 to 8,000 words, short reflection pieces of 500 to 1,000 words, and book reviews of 500-750 words by August 22nd, 2020.

Decolonising Science Fiction

updated: 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 6:00pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

In the wake of the worldwide protests after the killing of George Floyd, and the toppling of statues implicated in the legacy of the slave trade, we propose a special issue of Foundation on the topic of ‘decolonising science fiction’. As John Rieder and others have argued, the emergence of sf as a genre is embedded in colonial discourses of the late nineteenth century. The pursuit of new frontiers in outer space, within the Earth or under the oceans not only mirrored ‘the scramble for Africa’ but was also informed by the racialist and pseudo-scientific ideologies of the period. In more recent years, authors such as N.K. Jemisin, Jeannette Ng and Tade Thompson have sought to confront sf with the racist legacy of its origins.

Queer Utopias: Decolonizing Utopianism in Contemporary Literary Studies (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

José Esteban Muñoz’s ground-breaking work Cruising Utopia has sought to unite scholarship from the disparate fields of queer and utopian studies by contending that “queerness is primarily about futurity and hope” and “queerness is always on the horizon” (Muñoz 11). Aside from this, it has also powerfully contested the academic pessimism toward utopian political idealism that was becoming a dominant feature in queer theory at this time. Drawing on Muñoz’s work, this panel invites paper abstracts about queer utopias and queer utopian possibility demonstrated in literatures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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