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Searching for the Modern Girl: Flappers and Bright Young Things Around the World 1920s–40s

updated: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 9:52am
The Space Between Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021

While the Bright Young Things of England and the flappers of the America remain fixed in cultural memory, their incarnations elsewhere around the world have all but disappeared from history.  Affiliation with a feminized Anglo-European metropole may have contributed to their invisibility in the colonial peripheries, constructed around paradigms of masculine nationhood or anxious to distinguish themselves from Anglo-European mass culture. Despite her iconic status in the interwar period, the stigma associated with this notorious female figure in her own time seems to have carried over into the academy, inhibiting serious critical analysis of her role and function as an image for modernity.

Call for a Keynote Speaker - Franklin College (IN) Intercultural Honors Experience Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 9:40am
George Micajah Phillips / Franklin College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 11, 2021

Call for a Keynote Speaker - Franklin College Intercultural Honors Experience Symposium 

 

Deadline: Jan. 11, 2021

 

Each spring Franklin College holds our Intercultural Honors Experience (IHE) Symposium. The event is the culmination of a spring undergraduate research course and features student presentations of their original research to the campus community. The event is also marked by a keynote presentation from a dynamic speaker engaged in research related to the course topic. We are seeking candidates for our spring 2021 symposium. This year’s course topic will be Left Exposed: Risk, Vulnerability, & Identities

 

Special Virtual Panel CFP Occult Psychology : Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (deadline Dec 27) (conference Feb 22-27)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 5:18am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 27, 2020

Archetypal and Jungian psychology have a well-established and verified relationship with esoteric and occult worldviews, a circumstance demonstrated even more clearly with the publication of Jung's Liber Novus.  However, while there is considerable literature on the intersections of the general background of psychodynamic origins with the occult milieu, they have been explored less systematically and also less sensationally.  Similarly, while parapsychology occupies a significant place in popular cultural lore that overlaps with conspiracism and also the study of the paranormal, systematic inquiry into the relationship of scientific psychology with occult, esoteric, magical, and mystical worldviews has also been less prominent, though present non

Resistance and Resilience: Envisioning the Future

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:44pm
Graduate Student Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Resistance and Resilience: Envisioning the Future

Virtual Graduate Student Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

University of Maryland, College Park

March 5-6, 2021 via Zoom

Comics Arts Conference Comic-Con International

updated: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:36am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 22-25, 2021.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Film Studies CFP: Anti-Bodies: Corporeality & Its Discontents

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:54am
Cultural Studies Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Film Studies Working Group – Call for Papers for CSA 2021

The Film Studies Working Group invites submissions for the 19th annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA), to be held online June 10-12, 2021. The theme for the 2021 CSA Conference is Anti-Bodies: Corporeality and its Discontents. Innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to the following film studies topics are especially welcome:
 

What do we talk about when we talk about queer death? Call for short contributions (Whatever Journal, issue 4))

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 8:26pm
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies (https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/) is inviting submissions for short contributions (500-2000 words) to be collected in a multi-authored article entitled “What do we talk about when we talk about queer death?”. The article will introduce the themed section Queer thanatologies (edited by A.C. Corradino, C. Dell’Aversano, R. Langhi and M. Petricola) that will appear in Whatever’s next issue in summer 2021.

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 1:00pm
Shane Trayers/ SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: December 13, 2020

CFP Passionate Humanities: Ways into the Future (edited volume)

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 9:50am
Passionate Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Passionate Humanities 

Ways into the Future 

Call for Proposals

Critical Essay Collection

 

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2021

Stefan-Alexander Bronner, University of Connecticut;  Matthew C. Jones, Northeastern University;  Marcel Schmid, University of Virginia

Contact email:

stefan.bronner@uconn.edu; m.jones@northeastern.edu; ms5qt@virginia.edu

Overview:

In her book The Value of the Humanities, Helen Small defines the purpose of the humanities:

Wreck and Ruin: The Car Chase on Film

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 9:47am
Brian Brems
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Call For Papers – Wreck and Ruin: The Car Chase on Film (Edited Collection)

 

Contact Email: bremsb@cod.edu

 

Alluvium Special Issue: 21st Century Irish Women's Writing

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 9:47am
Alluvium, Journal of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 18, 2020

We find ourselves at an exciting moment as scholars of contemporary Irish writing – Irish literature is, as the Irish Times points out, ‘having a moment’.

As some commentators have noted, both established and emerging female writers are disproportionately represented in the thriving contemporary Irish literary scene. Canonical figures like Anne Enright and Edna O’Brien continue to publish new work. The last two winners of the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award – Danielle McLaughlin and Niamh Campbell – are Irish women, both of them relatively new to writing. In 2018, Anna Burns became the first woman from Northern Ireland to win the Man Booker Prize.

Global Horror Production in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 9:47am
Eddie Falvey and Alice Haylett Bryan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Global Horror Production in the Twenty-First Century

co-edited by Eddie Falvey and Alice Haylett Bryan

 

Sapienza Summer School - The Cultural Heritage and Memory of Totalitarianism

updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 9:39am
Sapienza Università di Roma
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Sapienza Summer School

The Cultural Heritage and Memory of Totalitarianism

Organized by the Department of Literature and Modern Cultures

Rome, June 14 – 25, 2021

Directors: Franca Sinopoli (Università di Roma, Sapienza) and Franco Baldasso (Bard College, NY)

EXTENSION to December 13: CFP Children's/Young Adult Culture at SWPACA

updated: 
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 7:35pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 13

Children’s/Young Adult Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: December 13, 2020

 

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

Reminder: Edited volume: “Trans Identities in the French media” - Call for abstracts

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:55pm
Dr Romain Chareyron
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

 As a preamble to this call for abstracts, we want to specify that we are using the terms “transgender” and “trans identities” as umbrella terms for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. Our use of “transgender” or “trans identities” thus encompasses a variety of experiences within and outside the gender binary, and a range of expressions, as trans individuals pursue many different options (medical changes, clothing, make-up, etc.) to bring their appearances into alignment with their gender identity, or may choose not to.

 

CFP: Journal of American Studies of Turkey (Deadline: March 1, 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:24pm
American Studies Association of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

An international biannual print and on-line publication of the American Studies Association of Turkey, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey operates with a double-blind peer review system and publishes work in English by scholars of any nationality on American literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions, politics, economics, geography and related subjects. The Editorial Board welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic disciplines, as well as comparative studies of America and other cultures.

Call for Papers - Miscellanea Section

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:17am
Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai. Philologia 1/2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

 

Call for Papers

Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai. Philologia 1/2021

Miscellanea Section

 

 

Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai. Philologia, a refereed quarterly journal published by the Faculty of Letters in Cluj, Romania (indexed ERIH+, WoS Emerging Sources Citation Index), invites submissions of original manuscripts in the form of scientific articles to be included in the Miscellanea Section of issue 1 (2021).

2021 Dianoia Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:04am
Dianoia: The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Greetings,

Dianoia, Boston College’s peer-reviewed Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, is currently accepting submissions -- until January 15, 2021 -- for its Spring issue. If any undergraduate editors at Logos are interested in sending a submission for consideration, we would love the opportunity to review it for publication.

Important Guidelines: While we have no maximum or minimum page length, we do request that all submissions comply with Chicago Style citations (footnotes and a complete Bibliography), and that submissions are accessible to an undergraduate audience. Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format. Double submissions are allowed, but we do not accept works that have been published elsewhere.

London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:18pm
Kevin A. Morrison
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Owing to a variety of reasons, a number of entries in London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia (under contract, McFarland) that were initially assigned have now become available. I am currently look for writers in a number of different categories, including people, film and literature, architecture, periodicals, major events, television, music, and art. Entries range from 50-2000 words with most following on the lower end of the spectrum. Interested individuals are urged to contact the editor for a contents list and style guide. A description of the encyclopedia appears below. Established scholars, early career researchers, and advanced graduate students—those who, in a US context, have passed their qualifying exams—are welcome.

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CfP for Edited Collection on Jesmyn Ward

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:05pm
Maria Torres-Quevedo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Jesmyn Ward is a two-time winner of the National Book Award, winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award, and a recipient of the MacArthur “genius grant.” Known for her critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction, Ward’s lyrical narratives of Black life, home, and family in Louisanna’s Gulf Coast are visceral and evocative. Moreover, while her work is often set in the same geographical region, the concerns explored within it stretch beyond the shores of the Gulf Coast, extending if not physically then cosmologically toward the Caribbean and the African continent. Yet, despite the critical celebration and geopolitical breadth of her work, Ward remains remarkably under-studied, particularly outside the United States.

Revised Call for Papers for MELUS 2021

updated: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 2:09pm
MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

MELUS 2021 Virtual Conference

April 8-10, 2021

Abstracts due December 15, 2020 to MELUS2021@gmail.com

David Foster Wallace Panels at ALA 2021

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:38pm
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 32nd annual conference of the American Literature Association in Boston on May 27-30, 2021.

We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction.  Paper topics may include but are not limited to:

Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Edinburgh Napier University/ University of Birmingham/ University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Participants

Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

Online symposium: Friday 26th March 2021

We seek participants in an online symposium to explore coasts and shores in the Gothic and to discuss a potential edited volume of essays. At this early stage, we invite proposals for short, 10-15 minute presentations, but would also like to hear from anyone interested in attending or taking part. 

Haunted Shores

Charlotte Mew and Friends

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Francesca Bratton (Maynooth University); Megan Girdwood (Edinburgh University); Fraser Riddell (Durham University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Charlotte Mew and Friends 

Decadent and Modernist Networks 

A one-day virtual symposium 9 July 2021 

Organisers 

Dr Megan Girdwood, University of Edinburgh Dr Francesca Bratton, Maynooth University Dr Fraser Riddell, Durham University 

Keynote 

Professor Joseph Bristow, UCLA 

‘I think it is myself I go to meet’ ‘The Quiet House’ (1916) 

William Golding: Beyond Good and Evil

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:33pm
Arabella Currie and Bradley Osborne, University of Exeter
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021

William Golding: Beyond Good and Evil

Call for Papers and Expressions of Interest

 

We are excited to announce a virtual symposium on the work of William Golding to be held in the spring of 2021 (8th April). We would like to invite all those who are interested in Golding to participate through critical and/or creative responses to his writing, and are particularly keen to hear from emerging scholars and those whose voices have seldom been heard in Golding criticism.

 

Contemporary Fictions of Migration and Exile: Writing Diaspora in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:33pm
Dr María Alonso Alonso (University of Vigo) and Dr Bárbara Fernández Melleda (The University of Hong Kong)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Contemporary Fictions of Migration and Exile:Writing Diaspora in the 21st Century

 

Guest editors:

María Alonso Alonso (University of Vigo)

Bárbara Fernández Melleda (University of Hong Kong)

 

 

Deadline for abstract submissions: March 31, 2021

Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2021

Submission of full articles: May 31, 2022

Tentative publication date: early 2023

 

 

SPECIAL ROUNDTABLE: ‘A House Divided’?: Reading Faulkner in the Post-Trump Era

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:44am
The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 18, 2020

The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:

Faulkner, Transgressive Fiction, Postmodernism

 

SPECIAL ROUNDTABLE CALL FOR PAPERS:

‘A House Divided’?: Reading Faulkner in the Post-Trump Era

 

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

(UPDATED) Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest American/Popular Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 5:26pm
Southwest American/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Call for Papers

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

 

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submission Deadline EXTENDED to December 1, 2020

 

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