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Pharmacological States of Emergency

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:42pm
Cultural Studies Association Conference 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021


As of March 2021, a year after the United States first entered nation-wide lockdowns in response to the global spread of COVID-19, the National Center for Health Statistics reported a 30% increase in drug overdose deaths across the country. Antidepressant, anti-anxiety, and insomnia prescriptions have also hit record highs. Now public health bodies are embarking on the most ambitious vaccination campaign in US history. Living through the chronic sequelae of these interlocking (and still unfolding) crises is bearable only by recourse to a pharmaceutical fix.

Taylor Swift as/and Literature

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:42pm
Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Taylor Swift, one of the best known musical artists of her generation, has left an indelible mark on popular culture and the collective consciousness. Although Swift is a perennial subject in the media, cast in both a positive and a negative light, few professional scholars have considered her work.

Soap Opera & Serialized Storytelling - PCA 2022

Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 5:13pm
Popular Culture Association Conference - 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Soap operas, wrestling, periodicals, reality television, comic books, literature, video game and film franchises, vlogging, sports, advertising campaigns, and now even politics and political journalism have harnessed the power and popularity of the serialized form to build and sustain audiences in our increasingly fractured media landscape.

Call for Chapters: Edited Collection on Vocal Fry

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:17pm
Francesco Venturi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

This multidisciplinary publication brings together leading scholars and practitioners, to explore what pulse phonation is, what it can do, and how it can be framed as a cultural phenomenon. This volume will draw on a broad range of approaches, from psycholinguistics and vocal training to new materialism and queer theory. By fusing critical theoretical approaches with performance, the book will consider the processes of production and perception of pulse phonation, its uses, and meanings in contemporary culture, music, theatre, and performance art, and the place it occupies in a broader reflection on voice and sound production. The book will conclude with a series of interviews and short statements from users and listeners of creaky voices.

MCLLM 30th Conference: Tough but Necessary Conversations: Social Justice in Literature, Language, and Media (UPDATED)

Friday, December 17, 2021 - 9:50am
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, & Media
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 16, 2022


Midwest Conference on Literature, Language and Media

April 8-10, 2022




Conference Date: April 8-10, 2022

Deadline for Proposals: January 16, 2022

Theme: “Tough but Necessary Conversations: Social Justice in Literature, Language, and Media"

Race, Race-Thinking, and Identity in the Global Middle Ages

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:39am
Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Speculum Themed Issue: "Race, Race-Thinking, and Idntity in the Global Middle Ages" Call for Papers


François-Xavier Fauvelle, Collège de France

Nahir Otaño Gracia, University of New Mexico

Cord J. Whitaker, Wellesley College


19th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference, April 7-9, 2022

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:41pm
The Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for Papers: 19th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference 

Co-Sponsored by Monmouth University 

Long Branch, NJ 

April 7-9, 2022 


The Prisoner of Sex Turns 50: Mailer on Gender and Sexuality” 


The Norman Mailer Society invites paper proposals for its 19th annual conference, which will be held April 7-9, 2022, in Long Branch, NJ, co-sponsored by The English Department at Monmouth University. 

English in Liberia: Language and Literature

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:48am
Martin Mühlheim / UZH English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Despite a wealth of historical research on Liberia – a country founded by black U.S.settlers brought to West Africa in the 1820s, under the auspices of the American Colonization Society (ACS) – Liberian English and Anglophone Liberian literature remain under-researched.

This seminar session at the ESSE 2022 Conference in Mainz, Germany (August 29-September 2, 2022 - https://esse2022.uni-mainz.de/) aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for authors, linguists, and literary scholars working on Liberia (incl. the country’s transnational connections).

Three key aims are:

ACLA 2022: Queer Asia in Crisis

Sunday, January 2, 2022 - 10:30pm
Miguel Antonio Lizada
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting

National Taiwan Normal University

June 15-18


Queer Asia in Crisis

Television and Empathy [Edited Collection]

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 8:46am
Michael Samuel, Unviersity of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 19, 2021

Call for Papers


Television and Empathy


Edited Collection 



What is television’s capacity to elicit empathy?