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Reshaping the Middle Ages in, and through, Asian Popular Culture (6/30/2021; ICoM 11/4-6-2021)

updated: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:34am
Michael Torregrossa and Carl Sell / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture AND Maxime Danesin / Mutual Images Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Reshaping the Middle Ages in, and through, Asian Popular Culture

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture and the Mutual Images Research Association.

For Medievalism Today: 36th Annual International Conference on Medievalism, organized by the International Society for the Study of Medievalism and hosted by Delta College, Michigan.

Online Conference: 4-6 November 2021.

Proposals due 30 June 2021.

 

CFP: “Post-Politics and the Aesthetic Imagination,” Edited Collection (DEADLINE: MAY 20)

updated: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:34am
Juan Meneses / UNC CHarlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021

“Post-Politics and the Aesthetic Imagination”

CFP for Edited Collection

 

This Call for Papers seeks abstracts for essays that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post-political theory and the study of aesthetics broadly conceived. The main question the project aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of aesthetics?

 

Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones (edited collection; DEADLINE 7/1/21)

updated: 
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 5:50pm
Janine Utell
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Call for Papers

Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones

 

“Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones” is a proposed volume in the series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi (under advance contract).  This volume will survey the work of foundational figures in LGBTQ+ comics art and storytelling from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot Society

updated: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:36am
International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

 

110 Myles: Flann O’Brien at a Distance

updated: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:32am
An online symposium on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the International Flann O'Brien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 4, 2021

110 Myles:

Flann O’Brien at a Distance

 

An online symposium on the occasion of

the 10th Anniversary of the International Flann O'Brien Society

 

24–27 July 2021

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Nicholas Allen (University of Georgia)

‘Flann O'Brien at the Border: Readings, Forms, and Futures’

United Beyond Borders Hear Thalia’s Daughters Laughing

updated: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 11:37am
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

United Beyond Borders Hear Thalia’s Daughters Laughing

Coordinated by Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu

This international volume is hoped to be multi-lingual, thus giving each playwright a chance to submit a short piece in their mother tongue and its translated into English version. Submissions from the United
States/UK/Australia/Nigeria/etc. shall remain in original unless the author knows and speaks fluently another language or can work with a translator.

FYI:

  1. the play must be a comedy (because the doctor is in the house and she has

    prescribed laughter),

  2. the script must be written by a female identified playwright (because the

The Representation of Ideology(ies) in Electronic Media for Children and Young Adults

updated: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 11:36am
Call for Chapters in the Book by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

This book aims to provide the latest critical research within a relevant theoretical framework in relation to the representation/s of ideology/ies in electronic media including TV cartoons, animations, videos, computer and video games, which are designed for children and young adults.

The book will appeal to general readers, including researchers, professionals or anyone who is interested in cultural studies, literary studies, humanities and sociology. Therefore, contributions are welcomed in the fields (but are not limited to, as long as they are related to the topic of the book) as follows:

  • Cultural studies

  • Literary studies

  • Media studies

  • Communication studies

MMLA 2021: Countering the Culture in Contemporary Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 10:48am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Marginalized groups may be contrary to the dominant culture within a society through their very own existence. In cultures where those who reinforce divisions may seek to ostracize the Other by portraying them in a negative light, counter-hegemonic representations of the marginalized can be revolutionary. This panel will examine how non-dominant cultures in contemporary literature are depicted in the context of the dominant. 

 

Central questions include:

  • What makes something (e.g. an action, a person's/group's identity) within a dominant culture subversive?

  • What are the benefits and repercussions of acting against the collective conscience?

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

updated: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:55pm
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

April 7–9, 2022

 

“All theology is rooted in geography.”

—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness

 

LAST CALL: Academia in Action: Breaching the Ivory Tower

updated: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:57am
University of Pittsburgh French & Italian Grad Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

The eruption of anti-racist movements in the public discourse over the past ten years, both in Italy, France, and in a broader context within Western Europe, has incited a re-engagement with the colonial histories of western countriesas well as their current racist and anti- immigration policies. The voices that emerged (with public figures such asAssa Traoré in France, Fabrice Vil in Québec, and Rula Jebréal in Italy) all encourage the general public to reflect onthe ways in which institutions need to be destabilized in order to make progress in terms of racial equality and criminal justice reform. In the wake of heightened social outrage around the globe, we are requesting proposals for papers which address issues of social justice and activism in Franc

deadline extended: Environmental Justice: Flashpoints, Forms, Futures

updated: 
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 7:13pm
UCLA Environmental Humanities Research Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 3, 2021

UCLA Environmental Humanities Graduate Student Conference

University of California, Los Angeles

July 8-9, 2021 (virtual)

Sponsors: UCLA Environmental Humanities Research Group (EHRG), Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS), and English Department

Keynote speaker: Julie Sze, Professor (American Studies), UC Davis

 

A Critical History of Ideas: Modernism

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:43pm
Dr. Amitayu Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Durgapur Women's College (Affiliated to Kazi Nazrul University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Critical essays are invited for an edited volume with ISBN (to be published by a reputed publisher) tentatively titled A Critical History of Ideas: Modernism.

Call for Proposals: Companion to Horror Film and Media Studies

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Andrea Wood and Jamie McDaniel
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Film scholar Robin Wood famously argued that “central to the effect and fascination of horror films is their fulfillment of our nightmare wish to smash the norms that oppress us and which our moral condition teaches us to revere.” From the very beginnings of the silent film era to our present day, the horror genre has continued to attract audiences and proliferate across multiple modes of film and media—addressing our fears, anxieties, and sometimes our deepest, darkest fantasies.

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

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California. The organizers encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work, including conventional 20-minute presentations. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

MUSLIMS IN AMERICA

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Mahwash Shoaib / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 2, 2021

SAMLA 93 - Social Networks, Social Distances - November 4-6, 2021, in Atlanta, GA (https://samla.memberclicks.net)

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians, performers, filmmakers, and visual artists. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces.

CFP FORUM Postgraduate Journal Issue 32: The Aftermath (2021). Deadline 14th May 2021.

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, The University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 14, 2021

FORUM Postgraduate Journal Call for Papers Issue 32: The Aftermath (2021)

Following periods of social, political, and economic turbulence governments and communities around the world rally in efforts designed to preserve, challenge, or radically overhaul the status quo. Although there is now some reason for optimism, we find ourselves faced with the aftermath of numerous upheavals. Is this a unique opportunity to use the tattered threads of the social fabric to make something new? Where do we go from here?

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English

updated: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 3:00pm
University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

CFP : “Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English”
Dates: May 27-28, 2021 (via Zoom)
Deadline for Submission: April 16, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Professor Agnieszka Graff (University of Warsaw) and Doctor
Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak (University of Wrocław)
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Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English
Date: May 27-28, 2021

Call for Proposals: Methuen Drama Agitations Series

updated: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:47pm
Methuen Drama Agitations: Text, Politics and Performance
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

We are pleased to announce our call for book proposals for the new Methuen Drama Agitations Series. 

 

Please read below for more information and if interested, please contact one of the editors at the email below.

 

Theatre has always offered immediate responses to political, social, economic and cultural crisis events that are local, national and/or global in dimension, establishing itself as a prime medium of engagement.

Joycean Cartographies: Navigating a New Century of Ulysses

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:22pm
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

On Feb. 2–4, 2022, The Huntington will host an onsite conference in San Marino, California to celebrate the publication centennial of James Joyce’s Ulysses. In tandem with the conference, The Huntington will host an exhibition on novels and maps from the 16th through the 20th century, including a newly acquired series of engraved maps derived from Ulysses, made by the artist David Lilburn.

Call for Proposals for Edited Volume: Queer Contemporary Art of Southwest Asia and North Africa

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:59pm
Intellect Books
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Drs. Anne Marie Butler (Kalamazoo College) and Sascha Crasnow (University of Michigan) invite contributions for consideration to be published in an edited volume on queer visual art from the South West Asia North Africa reigon and its diaspora. The book, tentatively titled Queer Contemporary Art of Southwest Asia and North Africa: Beyond Borders and Binaries, will be published open access in the Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East series from Intellect Books, which is edited by Drs. Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan) and Mohammad Gharipour (Morgan State University). The forward will be contributed by Dr. Gayatri Gopinath (New York University). 

Northeastern Monsters (8/1/21; NEPCA virtual 10/21-23/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Northeastern Monsters

Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area

Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Proposals due by 1 August 2021.

 

The Mouse’s Monsters: Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney (NEPCA virtual 10/21-23/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Mouse’s Monsters: Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney

Joint Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area and the Disney Studies Area.

Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Proposals due by 1 August 2021.

 

In Passage: The International Journal of Writing and Mobility

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
University of Boumerdes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 24, 2021

 

In Passage : The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the journal of the Department of English of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria), seeks essays in English or French for its fourth issue, to be released in December 2021. All the contributions should either be written in English or discuss questions that relate to the English-speaking world. They should fit within the broad scope of texts and mobility and their interconnectedness in the fields of literature, linguistics, and translation, among others. The subjects it seeks to investigate include but are not restricted to:

-  Literary genres and movements

- Travel literature and intercultural contact.

- Nomadism.

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