Materiality is the mediating force through which our senses engage information. As print and digital technologies alike have become increasingly more sophisticated, accessible, and affordable, some creators, scholars, and consumers have embraced innovative digital technologies, while others remain devoted to more familiar materials and formats. Differences in income, education, geographical location, and other factors heavily influence the technologies—digital and physical—through which we produce and consume content, conduct business, and communicate with others.
Call for Chapters: New Critical Approaches to the Giallo Film (specific chapters).
This is a call for proposals for a book on giallo film and its transformations. We have received so far many fascinating abstracts but we still need to cover some unexplored areas. In this sense, we ask for 3/4 abstracts on:
-Non-Italian gialli: we have chapters on French and Argentinean gialli. We expect to cover Spain/America.
-Chapters on masters, specifically, Mario Bava and Darío Argento.
We are open to other suggestions.
Our new deadline is July 19, 2019. Below is our original cfp (with the new deadline).
deadline for submissions:
July 19, 2019
When the United States launched the War on Terror in September 2001, President George W. Bush announced that the nation was facing a “new kind of evil.” This evil, he declared, would be met by an American “crusade” that was “going to take a while.” Bush suggested that he was declaring a new kind of war—one that would be waged on nefarious activities rooted in destructive beliefs rather than other nation-states. This pointed but ambiguous designation cast an entire region and religion, the Middle East and Islam, as perpetual enemies in a conflict with no foreseeable end. Since that point, the U.S.
Literary Spaces of Resistance: Essays on Transformative Spatiality in Literary and Political Discourse
Call for papers: BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences (London, UK)
London Academic Publishing, UK
Vol. 2, No. 2, August 2019 - General Topics
Submission Deadline: July 25, 2019
Vol. 2, No. 3, December 2019 - Special Issue: "30 Years After the Berlin Wall"
Submission Deadline: November 25, 2019
No publication fee will be charged.
ISSN 2516-869X (Print)
ISSN 2516-8703 (Online)
Writers and writers’ organisations have a long history of using their public standing and cultural capital to promote causes that transcend the literary sphere, from abolition and gender equality to free expression, anti-war agitation, and environmental issues. This two-day conference explores the intersections of authorship, politics, activism, and literary celebrity across historical periods, literatures, and media. It examines the forms and impact of authorial field migrations between literature and politics and the ways in which they are situated within, and shaped by, structural frameworks that include academic institutions, prize-giving bodies, publishing industries, and literary celebrity culture.
CFP: "Narrative Hysterics: Feeling and Form in Women's Experimental Fiction"
Backward Glances 2019: REBOOT
The Screen Cultures Graduate Student ConferenceDepartment of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University
September 27 & 28, 2019
Keynote Speakers: Professors Susan Murray and Reem Hilu
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2019
Special Issue of Screen Bodies (5.2, December 2020): Queer Sinofuturisms
CALL FOR PAPERS
Guest Editors: Ari Heinrich, University of California, San Diego; Howard Chiang, University of California, Davis; and Ta-wei Chi, National Chengchi University
NEMLA 2020 "Latin American Cosmopolitanisms 'Mapping Global Literary Networks' (Seminar)
May 5th-8th, 2020.
117th Annual Conference - San Diego, California
Thursday, November 14 - Sunday, November 17, 2019
This session will focus on Samuel Beckett, the preeminent advocate for the clown. In Beckett’s novels, the protagonists and the narrator are often clowns. Waiting For Godot was written for actors who donned the attire of tramp-clowns. Beckett’s inspiration often sprang from silent film— he emulated Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
From Sue Doe and Seth Kahn, co-editors:
We are excited to offer our first call for proposals for a new book series called Precarity and Contingency, published by the Colorado State University Open Press and sponsored by the CSU Center for the Study of Academic Labor.
Deadline: August 30, 2019
Decisions: Early October 2019
What we want to publish
In the recent years, foreign language teaching has advocated for an increasingly intermedial and interdisciplinary approach, one that enables instructors to expand course materials and integrate a wide array of popular and current cultural products. Advanced courses in Italian literature and culture can develop curricula that more liberally incorporate popular culture into teaching. Yet intermediate courses must combine cultural components with the introduction or the review of grammar structures. This session seeks contributions that address the following: What are the challenges of transitioning from grammar-based to culture-based instruction in intermediate language classes?
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on African History. All areas of study, including disciplines such as Black History Race Studies and Women's & Gender History, among others, are invited to submit.
Black Panther envisions 'Afrotopic' advancement; in other words, it imagines an Afrocentric utopia. This call invites examinations of black civilization as portrayed in various literary forms (novels, graphic novels, films etc). Discussions will be centered around representation of Africa and the African diaspora.
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.