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Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Middle Eastern Science Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:20pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 22, 2020

Scholastic engagement with genres and texts of science fiction across various regions and cultures around the world has grown significantly over the last decade. In an effort to expand this ongoing study, the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on Middle Eastern science fiction to be released in the winter of 2020.

With this issue, we aim to become a gathering place of current topics, trends, and themes in the field of Middle Eastern science fiction. We are seeking academic articles of 5,000 to 8,000 words, short reflection pieces of 500 to 1,000 words, and book reviews of 500-750 words by August 22nd, 2020.

Call for Submissions to Comparative Media Arts Journal, Issue 9| Relations

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:18pm
Comparative Media Arts Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Comparative Media Arts Journal: Issue Nine | Relations

Relations exist in both affinity and disparity. They soften and solidify; destruct and reconcile. They emerge from succession, or perhaps even isolation. They are catalysts of becoming – a process that defines the territory of our being, yet transcends it over time.

Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant in American Humor Studies

updated: 
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 5:39pm
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sponsored and funded by the American Humor Studies Association, this program is designed to provide individualized attention and support for emerging scholars who would like to submit an article on humor/comedy studies for publication. Graduate students and those who earned their Ph.D.s in 2020 are welcome to apply.

Decolonising Science Fiction

updated: 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 6:00pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

In the wake of the worldwide protests after the killing of George Floyd, and the toppling of statues implicated in the legacy of the slave trade, we propose a special issue of Foundation on the topic of ‘decolonising science fiction’. As John Rieder and others have argued, the emergence of sf as a genre is embedded in colonial discourses of the late nineteenth century. The pursuit of new frontiers in outer space, within the Earth or under the oceans not only mirrored ‘the scramble for Africa’ but was also informed by the racialist and pseudo-scientific ideologies of the period. In more recent years, authors such as N.K. Jemisin, Jeannette Ng and Tade Thompson have sought to confront sf with the racist legacy of its origins.

SAMLA 92 is Going Virtual (A Conference Update)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:41am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

Important Update: The 92nd annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will take place November 13-15, 2020 as an entirely online event hosted through Accelevents

Because we are moving our conferene to an online format for 2020, we have revised several crucial deadlines for conference planning. They are as follows:

ITALIAN SESSIONS AT PAMLA 2020 - LAS VEGAS

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:18pm
Fabiana Cecchini - Texas A&M University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Dear Colleagues,
This year the PAMLA Conference is scheduled to take place at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel from Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020. We invite you to consider submitting a proposal to any of the following panels by the deadline of July 15. Proposals are received and reviewed entirely online; please click on the specific panel link and follow instructions.

Italian / Cultural, Historical, and Political Studies
Presiding Officer: Fabiana Cecchini (Texas A & M University - College Station) 
fcecchini@tamu.edu

Queer Utopias: Decolonizing Utopianism in Contemporary Literary Studies (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

José Esteban Muñoz’s ground-breaking work Cruising Utopia has sought to unite scholarship from the disparate fields of queer and utopian studies by contending that “queerness is primarily about futurity and hope” and “queerness is always on the horizon” (Muñoz 11). Aside from this, it has also powerfully contested the academic pessimism toward utopian political idealism that was becoming a dominant feature in queer theory at this time. Drawing on Muñoz’s work, this panel invites paper abstracts about queer utopias and queer utopian possibility demonstrated in literatures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

New Directions in Gloria Naylor Scholarship - NEMLA, March 11-14, Philadelphia PA

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
Suzanne Edwards and Mary Foltz
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel invites papers that explore new approaches to Gloria Naylor, by offering fresh evaluations on the relationship among Naylor’s novels; analyzing her works through more recent theoretical or critical frameworks; situating her novels in relation to U.S. and transnational literary and historical contexts; and/or engaging materials from the Gloria Naylor Archive to develop new critical perspectives on Naylor’s published and unpublished works.

 

For a fuller description or to submit an abstract, please visit: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18701

Page 23 Online LitCon

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:37pm
Page 23 LitCon/Denver Pop Culture Con
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 17, 2020

Call for Papers, Panels, and PresentationsPage 23 Virtual LitConOctober 15-17 2020

 

500-word abstracts for papers, panels, creative presentations, roundtables, or any other appropriate event expanding and/or expounding on comics and pop culture are being accepted for an online scholarly conference.

 

Since its inception nine years ago, Denver Pop Culture Con’s Page 23 LitCon features presenters from numerous areas of focus, including comics and graphic novels, gaming, television, film, anime, wrestling, toy studies, and so much more. We love giving a platform to people who live in any pop culture realm (or at the intersections of multiple!).  

 

Sport and the Power to Inspire Change: A Global Virtual Symposium

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Sport and the Power to Inspire Change: A Global Virtual Symposium

with Danny Crates, Phil Davies, Derek Peaple and Karl Spracklen

Tuesday 21st July 2020 - Wednesday 22nd July 2020

 


 

 

‘Sport’, as Mandela famously observed, ‘has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.’

 

Re-imagining Transferable Skills: Professional Development in a Post-COVID World (GSC session) - Roundtable

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:40pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2021) Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically if not irrevocably altered our world in ways that we are only now beginning to realize. Academia has been one of the areas profoundly impacted by this global disaster. Hiring freezes instituted at universities, structural retrenchment, and newly arisen budget crunches have ensured that the academic job market will be beset by uncertainty for the foreseeable future. Even before the onset of this crisis, the academic job market was precarious at best and non-existent at worst.

Making the Most of Mentorship as a Graduate Student (GSC Session) (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:40pm
Dana Gavin/Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2021) Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Graduate students know they will have, at minimum, a chairperson for their dissertation, but the extent to which that relationship is cultivated as a mentorship, or the availability of other formal and informal mentorships, if often unknown or at best variable. Even within formal, department-directed mentorships, “[w]hile mentorship relationships can be generative and supportive of excellence, they often reflect the hierarchical boundaries of a traditional academic culture” (Dorland et al).

How Do I Learn What They Don’t Teach?: Critical Supplements to Graduate-School Curricula (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:40pm
Dana Gavin/Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2021) Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Building off GSC’s successful 2019 session, “Bridging the Praxis Gap,” which largely addressed pedagogical issues, this session aims to address an even wider variety of gaps in what is taught in graduate school and the critical skills needed to survive in academia and professional life beyond. We are particularly interested in ways to bridge traditional notions of graduate school with active leadership training frameworks that seek to develop engaged graduate students who could take the reins and influence positive change in various contexts in and out of academia.

BLACK GIRL BANNED: REBELLION AND RADICAL BLACK GIRLHOOD IN LITERATURE (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:58pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The novels of Black women authors like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Jamaica Kincaid, and Angie Thomas have been challenged and banned in a host of educational settings. While the “appropriateness” of the content is questioned, these Black women novelists and their characters combat censorship and the status quo to reveal the truths of Black girlhood.

CFP: Resisting James Bond

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:40pm
Lisa Funnell/University of Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Resisting James Bond:

Power, Privilege, and Social (In)Justice in the Daniel Craig Era

 

 

Edited by Lisa Funnell and Christoph Lindner

 

 

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