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Special Virtual Panel CFP Esoteric, Occult, and Magical Conspiracism 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

The study of conspiracism overlaps with the study of esotericism, occultism, and magic in several respects.  In addition to the frequent significance of secrecy and clandestine interactions in the history of esoteric, occult, and magical movements, their association (real or imagined) with heterodox religious movements, political subversion, and intelligence organizations has led to close association of these conceptions with each other in popular cultural imagination as well as in their own subcultural milieux.  Esotericists, occultists, and magicians have themselves engaged in conspiracist conception, generated conspiracy theories, and projected them onto others, as well as themselves being the recipients of such projections by both religious and secula

CALL FOR CHAPTERS for an edited collection on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Francis M. Agnoli
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-08) and its sequel The Legend of Korra (2012-14) are among the most acclaimed and influential animated television series of the twenty-first century. Yet, there has been little scholarly writing about them. To remedy this gap, I am looking for contributors for an edited volume of essays on this franchise.

The book will be designed for a general undergraduate readership, covering a range of topics in relation to the Avatar franchise. These include (but are not limited to):

Deadline Extended! OSU ADA30 Celebratory Symposium

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:47pm
Oregon State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Oregon State University’s ADA30 Anniversary Committee presents

ADA30 Celebratory Symposium

Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:45pm
Carleton English Graduate Student Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 13, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves

Department of English Graduate Virtual Conference

Carleton University

8-9 May 2021

 

“Take joy in your digressions. Because that is where the unexpected arises.”

-        Brian Massumi

 

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

Navigating (Un)Certainty: Chaos, Coping, and Reconciliation in Eras of Disarray

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Florida Atlantic University--Comparative Studies Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

From the moment the clock struck midnight (or so it seems) on January 1, a climate of uncertainty has loomed over the year 2020: a contentious presidential campaign, the mismanagement of a global pandemic, and widespread civil unrest over egregious acts of racial injustice have thrown the United States into a state of disarray. These incidents, the result of the outgoing administration’s efforts to disrupt and upend traditional governing institutions, have instilled unparalleled levels of uncertainty and distrust in the American public. Nowhere is this more obvious in contemporary American life than recently conducted surveys suggesting public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine is well under the 70% threshold needed to achieve herd immunity.

Kinship in the Fiction of N. K. Jemisin: Relations of Power and Resistance

updated: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:37am
Berit Åström, Umeå University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Dr Jenny Bonnevier, Örebro University, Sweden and Associate Professor Berit Åström, Umeå University, Sweden invite original essays for a contributed volume on kinship in the fiction of N.K. Jemisin. Lexington Books have expressed a provisional interest in publishing the volume.

Over Journal - A Critical Journal of Photography and Visual Culture

updated: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:37am
Over Journal - A Critical Journal of Photography and Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

OVER Journal is a new periodical publication and online platform that proposes to its readers a deep, honest, critical and edifying experience of Photography and  Visual Culture.

OVER Journal is interested in challenging and preventing the repetition of obsolete and flawed structures, as much as highlighting the work of those who are expanding what we still call Photography into new horizons. The journal is a space for reflection on new practices, new voices, new ways of thinking.

1. CALL FOR PAPERS

Classical Reformations: Beyond Christian Humanism

updated: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:36am
The Warburg Institute, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Classical Reformations: Beyond Christian Humanism

 

An online conference: Friday 3 September 2021

The Warburg Institute

 

Making Sense: The Construction of Feeling in the Atlantic World

updated: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 7:13am
Nikki Roulo and Shawn Welch
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In The Temple (1633), George Herbert observes that “broken bones may joy,/ And tune together in a well-set song.” Here, Herbert observes the interplay between ailments that affect both the spiritual and physical senses. Senses - understood to be those faculties that acquire knowledge vis-à-vis experience - serve as a shared vocabulary informing both spiritual (i.e., transcendent, religious) and physical (i.e., materialistic, naturalistic) means of treatment. But even in our own day, such connections among theories of sense, spiritual and physical illnesses, and their treatments reconfigure what we mean by “healing” in medical discourses. 

 

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.

Special Issue of Communication, Culture & Critique CFP: Centering Women on Post-2010 Chinese TV

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 2:36pm
Jamie J. ZHAO/Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University; and Eve NG/Ohio U
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Centering Women on Post-2010 Chinese TV

 

Special Issue of Communication, Culture & Critique (Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2022) Call for Papers

 

Paper Abstract Deadline (500 words): March 1st, 2021

Complete Manuscript Deadline (6000-7000 words): August 1st, 2021

 

Editors:  Jamie J. ZHAO (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) and Eve NG (Ohio U)

 

 

Special Forum of Communication, Culture & Critique CFP: Global TV Images of Female Masculinity in the 2010s

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 2:36pm
Jamie J. ZHAO/Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University; and Eve NG/Ohio U
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Global TV Images of Female Masculinity in the 2010s

 

Special Forum of Communication, Culture & Critique (Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2022) Call for Papers

 

Contribution Deadline: June 1st, 2021

Contribution Length: 1000-2000 words inclusive of all notes and references

 

Editors:  Jamie J. ZHAO (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) and Eve NG (Ohio U)

 

 

Food Futures: A Special Issue of SFS

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 2:36pm
Graeme Macdonald & Nora Castle, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

This special issue of Science Fiction Studies examines food’s multiple registrations across the spectrum of historical and contemporary SF. As a core element of both the problems with and solutions to the climate crisis, the global food system is the nexus of an array of future-oriented concerns emerging around issues such as security, diet, foodways, technologies, population, habitats, consumer cultures, production techniques, energy regimes and much more. As a result of this focus the very concept of eating and food as baseline cultural material has arguably been placed under the sign of the future to a greater extent than hitherto experienced.

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