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Outside the Western Box - In Search of the Primary

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:07pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Outside the Western Box—In Search of the Primary

Organized by the Charles Olson Society

American Literature Association, May 27-30, 2021

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Boston, May 27-30, 2021.

Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy Criticism

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:05pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Hello, everyone. I'm editing a series with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy (that's the series title). As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.

At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:

 

The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)

Batwoman to Felicity: Jewish Characters in the Arrowverse

Rewriting the Narrative: Jewish Fairytale Novels

READY READER ONE: THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT, WITH, AND AROUND VIDEOGAMES

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:05pm
READY READER ONE: THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT, WITH, AND AROUND VIDEOGAMES
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

READY READER ONE: THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT, WITH, AND AROUND VIDEOGAMES

 

Videogames are a powerful storytelling medium—but what are the stories we tell about videogames, with videogames, around videogames? What can we learn from novels that describe the struggles of young people trapped in virtual reality, from fan fiction that explores the private life of a popular Nintendo character, or from a poem that compares Pac-Man to Saint Augustine?

 

Quite a lot, actually.

 

Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID 19 Pandemic: Dis/Articulating The ‘New Normal’

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:29pm
Rhetoric and Communications E-Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Coronavirus disease with its global and local pandemic has been on the top agenda of Government leaders, scientists, health professionals, as well as on the daily headlines across journalistic media. New governmental measures, decrees, scientific recommendations, and sanitary campaigns  emerge everyday to combat or alleviate the pandemic which are endorsed and spread through mainstream media. On one hand, a new discourse and rhetoric has been articulated to create, support, and even impose a ‘new normal’ that reconfigures how human beings communicate, interact, and socialize in public and private spaces.

ACLA 2021 Virtual Conference: Visions and Revisions of the State

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 12:46pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This seminar aims to identify and investigate privileged genres in literature and film for the articulation and revision of state power in the Global North and South. In the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, theorists hailing from a variety of disciplines prognosticated a state with significantly diminished powers. Whether despite or because of “governmentality”(Foucault, Brown), “Empire” (Hardt and Negri), “the network society” (Castells), or “regionalism” (Söderbaum, Kai), recent history and current events bear witness to the consolidation of state power, as well as states’ increasing willingness to violently repress perceived threats within and without their own borders. Wherein lies this power? What sanctions the exercise of it?

ACLA 2021 panel -Digital Cosmopolitanism: The Home as the World

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:57am
Anhiti Patnaik, Juan Evaristo Valls-Boix
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

This seminar invites papers that interrogate the terms under which contemporary interactions between the 'Self' and the 'Other' take place on digital platforms. It deconstructs the binary of the ‘home’ and the ‘world’ and the 'First World' and 'Third World' by analyzing new cultural mobilities and power structures of globalized, outsourced, and work-from-home economies. Can technology produce reciprocal tolerance between different nations and cultures without the need for physical travel? Can it create de-territorialized spaces of desire, friendship, and xenophilia within the very borders of the ‘home’? Does it merely afford an illusion of cohesion and digital cosmopolitanism?

Call for Book Chapters: Gamification in the RhetComp Curriculum [extended deadline]

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:34am
Chris McGunnigle
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Gamification in the RhetComp Curriculum. The volume will be edited by Christopher McGunnigle, Seton Hall University.

Throughout the past decades, gamification has become an increasing part of training experiences. To define the term quickly, gamification involves the application of gameplay mechanics to normally non-game-based activities to increase successful activity and performance. Gamification can involve the use of popular video games, adaptations of game shows like Jeopardy, simple chalkboard games like Hangman, or a variety of rhetorical approaches that introduce gaming components into another field.

DOC On-line Journal on Documentary Cinema

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 4:19pm
Ed. Marcius Freire (UNICAMP,Brazil) Manuela Penafria (UBI, Portugal)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

Call for papersDOC On-line n. 29 (for march 2011 edition)

www.doc.ubi.pt 

 

The Thematic Dossier will have as theme: Pandemic / confinement / isolation 

This "thematic dossier" for the edition 29 intends to publish articles that focus on the connection between documentary and the pandemic and confinement. Although the focus is on the current nonfiction production, the editors also intend to cover past or present nonfiction films that adress isolation caused either by ideological, political, economic or cultural issues.

Deadline: December 11, 2020. Notifications: January 2021.