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Edited Collection on Adventure Time

updated: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 11:34am
Ann-Gee Lee/University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 30, 2021

Edited Collection on Adventure Time 

 

According to the AV Club, “over six seasons and 186 episodes (and counting), [Adventure Time has] blossomed into one of the most distinctive cartoons currently on the air.” With young male hero, Finn, and his dog, Jake, whose shapeshifting body gets them out of trouble and a colorful world of adorable characters and creatures, the stories appeal to children of all ages. Additionally, the political undertones make it very attractive to scholars and fans. 

This CFP requests papers applying theoretical concepts to different issues that have risen in the show:

-the absurd, the imagination

-bullying, intimidation, and torture

Aesthetics, Food and Sharing Postgraduate Colloquium

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:32pm
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The University of East Anglia's Art History department is delighted to announce its first PGR Colloquium, to be held on Monday 24th May 2021.

The aim of the colloquium is to examine ideas around the aesthetics of food sharing as they expand across histories, communities and identities. We are keen to receive papers from any researchers, across disciplines, which address the aestheticised consumption of food, community stories centered around food, artworks which incorporate food, and spaces which accommodate the sharing of food. We hope that the interdisciplinary nature of this symposium will encourage contributions from PGRs working across different periods, themes and mediums.

Problems B Us: Currents in Electracy

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:32pm
K. A. Wisniewski
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Lead Investigators

K. A. Wisniewski, American Antiquarian Society
Scott D. Sundvall, University of Memphis
Sergio C. Figueiredo, Kennesaw State University

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Gender, Violence, and the State in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:14pm
Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

From its beginnings, speculative fiction across different media and genres has combined imaginaries of social and political organization with issues of gender and violence. Thomas More’s Utopia (1551), for example, imagined an egalitarian society that remained strictly patriarchal and a perfect government that ensured prosperity and peace by fighting preventive wars, administering capital punishment to adulterers, endorsing corporal punishment for unruly women and children, and encouraging (assisted) suicide. Whether we consider literary texts, film, TV series, comics, or other forms of cultural expression, contemporary speculative fiction continues to discuss (state-)violence and the gendered nature of socio-political relations.

CFP for a special issue of Literature Compass: “The Histories and Practices of Modernist Studies in Asia”

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 6:50pm
Literature Compass, Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Literature Compass Special Issue:

                       “The Histories and Practices of Modernist Studies in Asia”

For a prospective peer-reviewed special issue of Literature Compass, we invite submissions that reflect on the past, present and future of modernist studies in various locations of Asia. How has “modernism” been historically conceived and studied in Asia? What institutions have shaped and are shaping the fortunes of modernist studies in Asia? How are the histories and practices of modernist studies mediated by translation among various languages used in this part of the world?

Decolonizing Embodiment - Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Carolyn Ureña/ University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 2, 2021

Call for Papers

Decolonizing Embodiment

Guest Editors: Carolyn Ureña (University of Pennsylvania) and Saiba Varma (UC San Diego)

 

ASLE 2021: Ecomedia and Empire

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Carlos Alonso Nugent
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Conference: ASLE 2021

Panel: Ecomedia and Empire

Information and Communication Technologies’ Role in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Essachess - Journal for Communication Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 30, 2021

Call for Papers for volume 15, n° 1(29)/ 2022

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

http://www.essachess.com

Information and Communication Technologies’ Role in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Call available here: https://www.essachess.com/index.php/jcs/announcement/view/35

 

Guest editors

Ana MELRO, PhD, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL

e-mail: anamelro@ua.pt

Lídia OLIVEIRA, Professor, DigiMedia, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL

e-mail: lidia@ua.pt

Unthinking Literacies (MLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
Eunice Ying Ci Lim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

In line with the 2022 Modern Language Association conference (6-9 January) theme of “Multilingualism”, this proposed special session invites papers that unthink literacies as they are represented in contemporary literature and culture, interrogates the enumerative approach towards languages that is seemingly implied in multi-lingualism, and the treatment of languages as discrete and distinct formations.

Fairies: A Companion

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 4:27pm
Simon Bacon and Lorna Piatti-Farnell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Stories about fairies and the fae have long populated the imagination of many cultures around the world. Fairy histories have been the focus of much scholarly debate, and so has the figure of the fairy as a cultural icon.

Fairies and the fae have also gained a noticeable importance in the 21st century, bringing with them an increased cultural focus on traditional beliefs and indigenous identities. Indeed, while the connection to the folkloristic and the literary remains strong—with the multiple re-incarnations Tinkerbell from Peter Pan taking centerstage here—fairies have also found renewed life in modern and contemporary re-imaginings.

EmergencE/Y: ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference CFP

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:13pm
ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

2021 ASLE Virtual Conference

July 26-August 6, 2021

Conference Theme: EmergencE/Y

The 2021 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment digital convening invites creative and critical engagements around the broad but timely theme of EmergencE/Y. Within a present scoured by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, by intersecting social and ecological crises, including white supremacy and settler colonialist logics and frameworks, how can environmental humanists and ecocritics imagine, conceptualize, theorize, and represent these compounding crises?

Gendered Violence in Old English Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Melissa Ridley-Elmes and David Johnson, Old English Forum and Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The Old English MLA forum and the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship are proposing a jointly-sponsored session on gendered violence in Old English literature. The last decades have witnessed an increased interest in research on the relationship between gender and violence in the Middle Ages, with new studies exploring the construction of gender through violence and women as its victims. Gender theory and feminist studies have done much to refine methodologies used in this research, especially in the late Middle Ages. Still, there is a great deal of work to be done in the area of gendered violence, in particular in the literature of the early English era.

The Politics of Old English: A Round Table

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Heide Estes / Old English Forum, Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

It will have escaped no one’s attention that the field of Old English studies has received a great deal of political scrutiny in recent years. This Round Table seeks to focus attention on the pedagogical dimension and/or consequences of that scrutiny. We invite speakers to give brief presentations on any number of topics relevant to the political aspects of teaching of Old English in the 21st century.

Broken but Wondrous: Finding Hope in Old English Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Mary Kate Hurley, Old English Forum, Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Old English literature is rarely associated with hope – indeed, much of its poetry is littered with the ruins of lost peoples, frozen and desolate landscapes, meditations on the death of warriors, and ponderous reminders that everything in life is merely lent.

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