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The Ludic Outlaw: Medievalism, Games, Sport, and Play (A Roundtable)

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 4:15pm
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), Kalamazoo 2020

Cross-platform video games are now so popular as to constitute a financial threat to Netflix and other digital content services. One feature of many of these games is the ludic outlaw figure—found, for example, in the 2016 multiplayer Overwatch—that works to resist oppression within the game world. Because they signify popular definitions of justice and communal welfare, modern digital outlaws frequently evoke medieval outlaw representations, such as Robin Hood. In what specific ways do enduring medieval outlaw tropes function as model responses to oppression in modern games?

Call for Journal Articles—Queerness in the Digital Age

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:37pm
Tom Welch, The Velvet Light Trap (University of Wisconsin—Madison)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Queer Media and the Digital

Digital technology has altered all aspects of media cultures, including questions of identity that can affect everything from the production of texts, their content, their distribution, their reception, and more. At the same time, popular and academic understandings of queerness have evolved to incorporate expanding ideas of gender, sexuality, race, disability, ethnicity, and other identity categories. Not only has digital technology altered the ways in which queerness can be articulated, but queer media has also shaped the form and reception of digital texts. Understanding queerness in the digital age requires us to account for the changes in both queer studies and digital studies.

The Power and Limits of Narrative in Opposing Injustice (NeMLA 2020)

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Literature, film, and other forums for bearing witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations. As such, narratives of witness have the power to connect people across divisions of nation, culture, and experience. They may contribute to shared national and even transnational identities.

CFP: "Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies" ACLA Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020) (Deadline: 23 September 2019)

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:34pm
Juan Meneses, UNC Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

“Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies”


Call for Papers for ACLA 2020 Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020)



This seminar seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post- political theory and literary studies. The main question the seminar 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 literature?


Comparative Culture and Queer Postcolonialisms: In Dialogue with Sara Ahmed

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:56pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

When did become “feminism” become a word that not only spoke to you, but spoke you, spoke of your existence, spoke you into existence? -Living a Feminist Life (Sara Ahmed, 2017)

When interviewed by Ray Filar about her book, Living a Feminist Life (2017), scholar Sara Ahmed is asked about the word “feminism.”1 She replies the following: