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Call for Book Chapter Proposals | Edited Collection: Debating Advertising: Ethics, Effectiveness, & Creativity

updated: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:51am
Kathleen Vandenberg | Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

This book seeks to showcase current academic debates and multiple disciplinary perspectives on adversiting. The contributions in this book will help create a comprehensive overview of of academic discourse on contemporary advertiting. Perspectives on the ethics of advertising, the challenges to measuring advertising’s impact, and the importance of professional creativity are particularly encouraged. Proposed chapters might address whether advertising is purely manipulative, whether it encourages over consumption, whether it creates monopolies, or whether it serves primarily to make the rich even richer.

Short Fiction: The City Speaks. How Should We Answer? (Special Session)

updated: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 1:03pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2021 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS/Online: Thursday 11th November - Sunday 14th November 14 2021

This is an online/virtual session.

What stories does a city tell us, and how do we pass them on? How can we use stories to interpret a world where time and the outside is obscured? Should we weave narratives of a capitalist utopia or a dystopian warning? This virtual (online) session invites submissions of original, unpublished short stories of 2,000 to 3,000 words, linked to the PAMLA 2021 theme. The writers will read their stories, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

CFP for SAMLA 2021--Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:43pm
The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 4, 2021

Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
A Special Session for the Langston Hughes Society at the 93rd SAMLA Convention

November 4-6, 2021
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center

CFP for MLA 2022--Multilingual Black Meccas

updated: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:43pm
The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

CFP for the 2022 MLA Annual Convention--Multilingual Black Meccas
January 6-9, 2021 | Washington, DC

EXTENDED New Fictional Formats & Age-Old Narratives: Understanding Creative Modes of Popular Culture in the Digital Age

updated: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 10:47am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Constant transformation has been the norm in the new digital media environment since its inception. During the 2020 health crisis, the impact of this ever-changing digital world in our daily lives has been especially notable. Due to quarantine measures, the only opportunity to interact with friends and to consume culture was to rely on social networks, streaming services and video conferencing softwares. Web-based cultural activities have affected people’s relationships with cyberspace: many have visited museums, seen award ceremonies, and even been to concerts online. In other words, we are never disconnected from the Internet (DeNardis 2020). 

Communication Ethics in Urban Settings

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:22pm
16th National Communication Ethics Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

16th National Communication Ethics Conference

Communication Ethics in Urban Settings

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Date: June 8-10, 2021


The 16th Biennial Communication Ethics Conference will be held virtually June 8–10, 2021. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies of Duquesne University and the Communication Ethics Institute.

NOTE: The conference venue is shifting to an online format in order to accommodate the circumstances of COVID-19.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: American Literature 1945 to the Present (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:21pm
Marc Malandra, Biola University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: American Literature 1945 to the Present

Contacts: Marc Malandra, Biola University (marc.malandra@biola.edu)

Drawing Memory in Jewish Women’s Graphic Novels: A Collection of Essays to be Published with Wayne State UP

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:20pm
Victoria Aarons/Trinity University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Drawing Memory in Jewish Women’s Graphic Novels

A Collection of Essays to be Published with Wayne State UP

Edited by Victoria Aarons

  

Chapter proposals are invited for a collection of essays under contract with Wayne State University Press on Jewish women’s graphic novels.

Revised CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association’s 32nd Annual Conference, July 7-11, 2021, Boston, MA

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Michael Webster / E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2021 American Literature Association conference in Boston (http://americanliteratureassociation.org). We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings’ life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

• Cummings in 1918-1921 (Camp Devens, the flu pandemic, and afterwards)
• Cummings, the child, and the actual and real worlds
• Cummings’ early experiments in modernism
• Readings of little-studied Cummings poems
• Re-readings of much-studied Cummings poems
• Cummings among the modernists and post-modernists

MLA 2022:Marxism and Genre

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Marxist Literary Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Marxist Literary Group is seeking proposals for its guaranteed session at MLA 2022, which is currently scheduled to be held in Washington D.C. from January 6th - 9th, 2022. 

How is our understanding of particular genres, or even the concept of genre itself, shaped by Marxist thought? We welcome discussions of popular film, television, or literature. Please submit 300-word abstracts and bio to mmacer2@uic.edu and ahbrown@sas.upenn.edu by March 15th, 2021.

 

Literary Monsters - SAMLA - November 4-6, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Crystal O'Leary Davidson / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 21, 2021

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

Speculative Fiction - SAMLA - November 4-6, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
Mary Ann Gareis / Middle Georgia State College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 21, 2021

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. 

 

“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson - ALA 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 8:11am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Jonathan Bayliss Society (www.jonathanbayliss.org) invites proposals for papers to be presented at a roundtable at the 2021 American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, July 7-11, 2021.

 Please note: If a selected panelist is unable to travel to Boston because of the Pandemic, we may allow an electronic presentation, such as through Zoom.

“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson

"All Doing Is Ours": Ritual and the Collective Construction of Meaning in American Literature - ALA 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 8:07am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Jonathan Bayliss Society (www.jonathanbayliss.org) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the following roundtable at the 2021 American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, July 7-11, 2021.

Please note: If a selected panelist is unable to travel to Boston because of the Pandemic, we may allow an electronic presentation, such as through Zoom.

Film and Media Studies - PAMLA Nov 11-14 2021

updated: 
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:21am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

 

The Film Studies session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of film or Film Studies, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "City of God, City of Destruction." For example:

 

The Call Girl in American Cinema

Show Girls on Film

Vegas in Glow

Vegas Criminality on Film

Casinos in U.S. Film

Mob Films and Vegas

Addiction on Film

The Jackpot Movie

The Bookie on Film

The Hangover Films

Male Stripper Films

Hustlers in American Cinema

Film Apocalypse

The Post-Apocalyptic Film City

Cinematic Crusaders

Film Pilgrimages

Architecture on Film

Elizabeth Bowen Review Vol 4, 2021

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:07am
University of Bedfordshire/Elizabeth Bowen Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Extension: Call for Papers, Elizabeth Bowen Review: Volume 4, 2021

 The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the fourth volume of the journal in September 2021.

For this issue, the editors are particularly interested in essays on Bowen’s short stories. However, we are very keen to see essays on any aspect of Bowen’s writing – this could include work as a reviewer and critic, Bowen’s travel writing (e.g. A Time in Rome) and non-fiction.

Essays should be 6-7,000 words including citations, and use Harvard referencing. Please attach a 150-word abstract and short biography. Completed essays should be submitted by May 31st 2021.

Reception in the 2020s (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:47am
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

We invite abstracts for a Reception Study Society sponsored panel for MLA 2022, which will be held in Washington DC, January 6-9, 2022.

Topic: Reception in the 2020s

RSS invites abstracts centered on reception trends including, but not limited to: pandemic reading; escapist reading, streaming, or podcasting; BLM reading lists and their reception; diversity issues in reading, reviewing, authorship, and publishing.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 15 March 2021

Kelsey Squire, Ohio Dominican U (squirekelsey@gmail.com )

Comics and Graphic Narratives I and II at PAMLA Conference 2021

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will host their annual conference November 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada (November 11-14). The Comics and Graphic Narratives panels seek proposals for presentations. Panel I will meet in person, and Panel II will meet virtually (sorry, no hybrid sessions will offered during this year's conference). 

All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year's theme of "City of God, City of Destruction" are highly encouraged, but papers unrelated to the theme are welcome, too. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

ASAP/Journal Special Issue: The Forever Crisis

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:45am
ASAP/Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

The Forever Crisis

SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS: Suzanne Enzerink and Claire Gullander-Drolet

ESSAY SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 1, 2022

Elizabeth Bowen Review Vol 4, 2021

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 9:38am
University of Bedfordshire/Elizabeth Bowen Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Extension: Call for Papers, Elizabeth Bowen Review: Volume 4, 2021

 The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the fourth volume of the journal in September 2021.

For this issue, the editors are particularly interested in essays on Bowen’s short stories. However, we are very keen to see essays on any aspect of Bowen’s writing – this could include work as a reviewer and critic, Bowen’s travel writing (e.g. A Time in Rome) and non-fiction.

Essays should be 6-7,000 words including citations, and use Harvard referencing. Please attach a 150-word abstract and short biography. Completed essays should be submitted by May 31st 2021.

Deadline Extended and First Edition Available in Beta: Call for Digital Scholarly Edition for New Publication Series

updated: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:30pm
Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Deadline Extension: Due to an extension of our funding timeline, we are making a significant extension of this CFP deadline, which will now be July 31, 2021 (moving back work on the proposed edition by a semester as well). We hope this gives people more time to develop a proposal than the original tight turnaround, especially after the semester is over and people can take a step back from what is an unusually disruptive year. We are happy to talk to people about possible proposals. Updated CFP text is below.

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