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SF and Societal Vulnerability: Fragility, Collapse, and Transformation

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:44pm
Jonathan Elmore Savannah State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

COVID showed us what we already knew, how fragile global capitalist societies are and how unresilient they become when the structures get shocked. Some of those structures deserve to be destroyed (authoritarianism, nationalism, racism, colonialism, labor exploitation, e.g.); others need to be shored up or replaced with even better institutions and practices (healthcare, the planetary ecosystem, wealth equity, social justice, e.g.). When these fragile structures fail, their failures disproportionately affect those least able to bear the harm. And, around the world, the harmful effects of exploitative structures are repeatedly discriminatorily directed.

 

Dave Sim Comics Iconoclast

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 6:28pm
Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Co-Editors Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman (Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations, Seth: Conversations, Jim Shooter: Conversations, Steve Gerber: Conversations, Approaching Twin Peaks: Essays on the Original Series, and The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels) seek original, previously unpublished essays on the work of Dave Sim for a book of critical approaches on Sim, tentatively titled Dave Sim: Comics Iconoclast, to be published by McFarland.

 

Call for book chapters | Conceptual Writing and Humor

updated: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 1:40pm
Institute for Comparative Literature — Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Laughter is a physical manifestation or, as Jean-Luc Nancy wrote, it is “a body shaken by a thought that is not possible”. In a performance of conceptual poetry you hear as much laughter as in a stand-up comedy performance. However, in the academic world, conceptual writing has been treated mainly as a rational endeavor or a cerebral and intellectual exercise. Enthusiasts and critics alike have often read conceptualist works very seriously.

International Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Conference 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 6:59am
Osmaniye Korkut Ata University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

 

DEADLINE EXTENSION: The new deadline for abstract submission is June 15, 2022. 

 

International Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Conference 2022

(Online)

 

October 18-19, 2022

 

Department of English Language and Literature, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University

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Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Network

 

Workshop “Moving Away from ‘Post-socialism’: Reconceptualizing Scholarly Approaches to Contemporary Eastern Europe and Eurasia through Feminist and Queer Theory Lenses”

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
Central European University, Department of Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 20, 2022

Workshop “Moving Away from ‘Post-socialism’: Reconceptualizing Scholarly Approaches to Contemporary Eastern Europe and Eurasia through Feminist and Queer Theory Lenses”

Central European University, Budapest, 23-25 September 2022.

 

Call for Papers

CFP: Belvedere Research Journal, First Issue

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
Belvedere, Vienna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

We are inviting the first round of submissions to the newly founded Belvedere Research Journal (BRJ), a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal. We seek articles that shed new light on the visual culture of the former Habsburg Empire and Central Europe broadly defined from the medieval period to the present day. We especially welcome contributions that situate Austrian art practices within the broader international context. Moreover, we are interested in innovative approaches to art history, such as the decentralization of established narratives or the investigation of transnational transfers that reveal the interconnected and cross-cultural character of the art world.

PAMLA 2022 session: Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian (LA, November 11-13)

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:40am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

PAMLA 2022 session: Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian (LA, November 11-13) deadline for submissions: June 30,  2022 full name / name of organization: PAMLA contact email: mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw 

CFP: PAMLA 2022

Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian

(Special session)

Location: Abstract Submission Deadline:

Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel

Time: November 11-13, 2022

 

Presiding officer:
Mavis Tseng
Associate Professor,
Director of the Language Center Taipei Medical University mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw

“Tolkien’s Animals” a special issue of Journal of Tolkien Research

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:40am
Journal of Tolkien Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 23, 2023

The Journal of Tolkien Research seeks to publish a special issue building on and expanding beyond the successful 2022 ICMS at Kalamazoo paper session, “Tolkien & the Medieval Animal.” This special issue, “Tolkien’s Animals,” seeks articles from a variety of theoretical perspectives, addressing a wide range of animals, and not necessarily connected with medieval conceptions.  Article drafts must be submitted through the Journal of Tolkien Research portal by end of day on January 23, 2023.  For more information:  https://www.academia.edu/79987649/CFP_Tolkiens_Animals_Journal_of_Tolkie...

CFP: Out of Confinement: Creativity in Constraint

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
Women in French Studies Special Issue (2024)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

We invite article submissions for a special topics issue of Women in French Studies (2024) to explore work created by confined women and work that represents confined women, from the early modern period to the present-day. The special issue will explore how the confinement of women as depicted in fictional and non-fictional texts (in any media) informs, reflects and interrogates gendered conditions of existence. How have confined women been represented in literature, film and art? What kind of thinking or writing is produced by women out of conditions of confinement? What are the impacts of confinement on creative production? How does physical confinement change how we consume texts? 

Comics and Graphic Narratives, PAMLA 2022 CFP Deadline Extended to July 10, 2022

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

PAMLA's Comics and Graphic Narratives panel seeks papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives for its annual in-person conference, which will convene at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022. We extended the deadline for submissions to Sunday, July 10, 2022.

All papers dealing with comics and graphic narratives will be considered. We appreciate papers using media specific analyses and/or featuring a strong connection to this year's theme ("Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian"), but these guidelines are not required. We also welcome papers/presentations using a visual component.

CFP: International Steinbeck Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
International Steinbeck Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

2023 Steinbeck Conference: “Reading, Teaching, and Translating Steinbeck”

March 22-24, 2023     

San José State University, San José CA

 

Podcast for Pop-Culture/Nerd/Nostalgia Podcast

updated: 
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 3:48pm
The Nostalgia Test Podcast
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Hi! My name is Dan Dissinger. I'm a professor in the USC Writing Program and I host a pop culture/nerd/nostalgia comedy podcast with my longtime friend and micro-brewery owner Manny Coelho. 

The aim of the podcast is to revisit our childhood movies, tv shows, video games, music, etc, and to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! It's a fun comedy podcast, and we always aim to have a great time. 

CALL FOR CHAPTERS ‘STARS AND FRANCHISES’ EDITED COLLECTION

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Sarah Thomas (University of Liverpool, UK) and Mark McKenna (Staffordshire University, UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022

This edited collection seeks to examine the intersections between two significant media systems: stardom and the franchise. It will explore the convergences, tensions and inter-dependences that star-driven texts and franchise cultures have constantly negotiated within the entertainment industry, on a global, historical and multiplatform scale. It aims to analyse franchise sites and strategies as significant nexus where an understanding of stars is created, managed and interpreted, and to analyse the place and value of the star to media franchise production.

Outside the Western Box - In Search of the Primary

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:11pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the upcoming Re-Viewing Black Mountain College Conference, to be held in Asheville, October 7-9, 2022.

International T. S. Eliot Society Annual Meeting

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

International T. S. Eliot Society 43rd Annual Meeting

The Waste Land Centennial September 23-25, 2022, in St. Louis

 

Call for Papers

The Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at our annual meeting, this year held in St. Louis, MO from 23-25 September (Friday to Sunday). Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, submitted as Word or PDF documents, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with brief biographical sketches, should be emailed by June 1, 2022, to tseliotsociety@gmail.com, with the subject heading “Conference Proposal.”

 

CFP: Backward Glances Graduate Student Conference, 9/30-10/1

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:11am
Screen Cultures Graduate Student Association of Northwestern University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Backward Glances 2022: Saturation
The Screen Cultures Graduate Student Conference
Department of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University
September 30th-October 1st, 2022, in person
Keynote Speakers: Professors Anna Kornbluh (University of Illinois Chicago) and Cáel Keegan (Grand Valley State University)
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2022

Call For Papers. -- Memory: The Captive and The Fugitive Online Literature Conference 2022, OCT 21-22 (Taipei GMT+08:00)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:01am
National Taipei University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Call For Papers. -- Memory: The Captive and The Fugitive Online Literature Conference 2022, OCT 21-22 (Taipei GMT+08:00) deadline for submissions: May 31, 2022 full name / name of organization: National Taipei University of Technology contact email: taipeitechlc2022@gmail.com 

Call For Papers. -- Memory: The Captive and The Fugitive Online Literature Conference 2022, OCT 21-22 (Taipei GMT+08:00) deadline for submissions: May 31, 2022 full name / name of organization: National Taipei University of University contact email: taipeitechlc2022@gmail.com 

Onoto Watanna’s Cattle at 100: Indomitable Women in the West During the Chinese Exclusion Era

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:59am
Winnifred Eaton Archive
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Conference Director: Mary Chapman, University of British Columbia

Deadline for Proposals: July 28, 2022

You are invited to propose a scholarly paper, panel, or roundtable, or more public-facing creative presentation, performance, or screening to a conference designed to explore the career of Asian North American writer Winnifred Eaton Reeve (1875-1954) and her contexts.. 

Cultural Representations of the Region in Transnational Contexts, c. 1840-1940

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:59am
Radboud University, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

The nineteenth century witnessed an upsurge of representations of the region across Europe and North America, in media ranging from literary fiction to the illustrated periodical and from visual arts to architecture. The rise of regionalism has often been linked to nationalism and nation-building. As such, the transnational dimensions of regionalism—in its themes as well as publication and circulation—are frequently overlooked. These transnational aspects are the focus of the Dutch Research Council-funded project Redefining the Region at Radboud University, which considers representations of the region in literature and illustrated periodicals during the long nineteenth century.

Faces of postmemory 5 – conflict or negotiations?

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:58am
Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Institute of Intercultural Studies and University of Warsaw, Institute of Applied Linguistics
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Institute of Intercultural Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw
are pleased to invite you to Faces of postmemory 5 – conflict or negotiations?
an interdisciplinary conference under the patronage
of the Section of Heritage and Cultural Memory Studies of the Polish Ethnological Society

Kraków, 25-26 October 2022

'Bad habits of expectancy': towards Larkin 200

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:57am
The Philip Larkin Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Hull (UK), 8th - 9th December 2022

In the last five years, renewed focus has been on Philip Larkin.

Between fiction and society. Imagination and world building in the aftermath of a global pandemic

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:57am
IULM
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 22, 2022

CFP: Between fiction and society. Imagination and world building in the aftermath of a global pandemic

Let’s take back the future!

Call for papers for an international conference on speculative fiction, science fiction, and fantasy fiction to be held in Milan, Italy, on 12-14 October 2022. The conference is organised and hosted by IULM University of Milan, in collaboration with the Complutense University of Madrid and the HISTOPIA research group.

Fields of interest: Literature, Cinema, Tv Series, Comics, Games/Video games, New Media, Cultural History.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

updated: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 9:55pm
MELOW: The Society for the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2022

CONFERENCE CALL

MELOW 2022

THE 22nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF

MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)

to be held in GOA, INDIA, from 23-25 SEPT 2022

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

 

CFP: REVELAR Journal vol.7 (2022): «Audiovisual interstices: reframing Photography and Sound»

updated: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 6:35pm
REVELAR Journal of Photography and Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

REVELAR — Journal of Photography and Image Studies is open to works for its volume 7 (2022) in the following modalities:
1. Scientific papers
2. Reviews (on books, essays, or photography exhibitions)
3. Photo-essays (open to both amateurs and professional photographers)
4. Varia (other works unrelated to the theme explored in the volume)

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