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Call of Duty Essay Collection

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:27pm
Nate Garrelts
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 1, 2016

It is no surprise that Call of Duty is one of the best selling game franchises of all time. The games have been celebrated for their historical accuracy, bonus zombie content, and competitive multiplayer gameplay. Call of Duty's popularity has spawned toys, comic books, and even a special edition Jeep Wrangler. In January 2016 the Call of Duty World League was founded for players to compete on a global stage for millions in prize money. Events can be watched on sites like Twitch and MLG.TV.  

Call for submissions - Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:26pm
Palgrave Macmillan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for submissions
Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays

Popular novelist, female aesthete, Victorian radical and proto-Modernist, Lucas Malet was a literary tour de force in her own day, yet her work has been largely neglected by contemporary readers and critics. A daughter of Charles Kingsley, Malet was part of a creative dynasty from which she drew inspiration but against which she rebelled both in her personal life and her published work. Scholarship by Talia Schaffer and Catherine Delyfer has reopened critical enquiry into the work of this fascinating author, and we are seeking contributions in order to expand this emerging field of study.

Society for Cinema & Media Studies - 2017 - Mediating Things in Motion

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:26pm
Kim Beil / Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Mediating Things in Motion

(Audio)visual media structure and articulate our relation to speed, slowness, and mobility. In the arts, in the sciences, in the realms of commerce and government, as well as on the terrain of the everyday, they serve to organize perceptions and to ground understandings of various moving phenomena, of things and worlds in motion. The audio-/optico-technological capture and storage of such phenomena—accelerative objects and bodies, motive energies and materialities—have, in turn, enabled and impelled the reinvention or revaluation of certain media-aesthetic conventions and media-epistemic protocols.

The Medieval History of Attention

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:24pm
Michael Raby, McGill University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CFP: The Medieval History of Attention (A Roundtable)

52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 11-14, 2017

Constructing Indian National Identity in Literature and Film (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
Dr. Abby Bardi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

In 1947, the nation of India was formed as an imagined community whose literalness immediately became vividly and at times tragically apparent. The creation of the independent state of India conferred a unified national identity on a place whose phenomenal diversity is manifested in over 1,700 languages as well as an infinitely complex cultural, social, and religious heritage.

CFP ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
Sergei Toymentsev, Florida State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

 

NEMLA 2016 Baltimore: Bodies that Become: Conceptions of Female Bodies in Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
irmak ertuna, elif sendur/ NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

While we may no longer be in the era of binary adjectives classifying bodies into categories that blind them into the oblivion of male and female, the representation of the female body still lacks the means to escape its demarcations. Today, in both novel and film, a disruptive, secondary female character that destructs, tricks or merely accompanies the male body is a common if not normal part of the narrative. This latter is usually perfect in proportions, immobile and does not use her body except for its own objectification. Yet, fictional or science fictional representation of female body is breaking away from this secondary characterization.

IDEA 2017 The 11th International Conference on Literature, Language and Cultural Studies in Turkey under the auspices of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
The 11th International Conference on Literature, Language and Cultural Studies in Turkey under the auspices of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 28, 2016

IDEA 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS 


 

The 11th International Conference on Literature, Language and Cultural Studies in Turkey under the auspices of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)

 12–14 April 2017 Çankaya University/TURKEY

Literary Floridas: Imaginings in a Wild Peninsula

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
John King/https://thedrunkenodyssey.com/call-for-papers-literary-floridas/
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Call for Papers: Literary Floridas

Literary Floridas: Imaginings in a Wild Peninsula

As a setting, as an actual place in the world, Florida is usually imagined in satirical terms, the eternal provocation to comedians and crime writers with wicked senses of humor. The natural environment is overwhelming in its greenness, its flatness, it humidness, its infernal hotness, its weather, its beasts, and at times its citizens as well. Culturally, there is not much “Old Florida” to be found unless we count the primeval landscape.

Shakespeare on Film and Television

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

SHAKESPEARE ON FILM & TELEVISION

CALL FOR PAPERS

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2017 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

April 12-15, 2017, San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2016

ALL Proposals Must Be Submitted Through the PCA Database:  http://conference.pcaaca.org
More information at http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/

We have previously had papers on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.

Joyce’s Fiction and the New Rise of the Novel - The X James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
The James Joyce Italian Foundation - Università di Roma Tre, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2017
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 25, 2016

 

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Tenth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 135th birthday.

 

ACLA 2017: Poetry After Europe: Geopolitical Poetics in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Poetry After Europe: Geopolitical Poetics in the 21st Century [or does the subtitle dilute the force of “Poetry After Europe?”]

 

Organizers:

  • Walt Hunter (Clemson University)
  • Shirley Lau Wong (Westfield State University)

 

CFP: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
PopMatters
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 12, 2016

When Star Trek debuted on NBC on September 8, 1966, there was little indication that its longevity across multiple platforms (films, series, books) would rival that of series such as Doctor Who, or that the series (and its fans) would become fixtures of popular culture, objects of academic study, and an outsized influence on science fiction.

 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, and celebrations of its cultural impact have been as varied as the show’s own incarnations.

 

Dementia studies network - call for expressions of interest

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:22pm
University of Hull/University of Huddersfield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, few conditions have had such a profound impact on the public imagination as dementia. As Swinnen and Schweda’s recent edited collection showed, dementia is no longer the sole province of biomedical discourse, but has thoroughly penetrated the cultural sphere, finding popular representation in literature, film, theatre and television. Correspondingly, a growing research culture is emerging that explores, interrogates, and evaluates the ways in which Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia are being harnessed for diverse symbolic, aesthetic, and narrative purposes.

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