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Distribution in the Streaming Era

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
Velvet Light Trap
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

Over the past decade, the media ecology has been dramatically shifting with the advent of online “overthe-top” streaming services, the streaming wars that followed, and the platformization of the web. As the distance between big tech companies and legacy media players rapidly dwindles, rippling effects can be felt across industries, audience practices, regulatory frameworks, and more. Simultaneously, the rise of streaming services also continues to provoke further theorizations on topics that have concerned media scholars for decades regarding the asymmetrical dynamics of power and influence as it relates to globalization processes, representation, identity, politics, cultural and national mediations, and economic development.

Forgotten Disney

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
Kathy Merlock Jackson, Mark West, and Carl Sederholm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Call for Papers

For a Book of Essays on Forgotten Disney

 

Since Walt Disney released the first animated talking short Steamboat Willie in 1928, the Disney name has been associated with many classics of film and television. Recognized worldwide, these works and their characters have received extensive popular and critical attention and overshadowed other interesting but less significant offerings in Disney’s prolific oeuvre. This

What Does Literature Feel Like

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
Transatlantica (online journal of the French Association of American Studies [AFEA])
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 11, 2021

In Sensory Experiments (2020), Erica Fretwell argues that “literature is a sensitizing mechanism, not merely a representation but an amplification of experience,” positing literature as “a technology […] that has the potential to reproduce—not copy but produce more—feeling and […] to create more connections to the world by registering more differences in it” (28-29). Fretwell makes that claim in the context of her transatlantic study of the relations between American literature and the failed science of psychophysics as it developed in Germany at the end of the nineteenth century.

The City Unmapped and the Unmapped City

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:44am
NEMLA 2022 Conference (roundtable session)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In Song of the Shank, Jeff Allen explores his characters’ sense of “placelessness...empty distance...like retracted thoughts, half-told secrets.”  What defines a writer’s underlying map of “urban space?”  Urbanity as a focus offers history, but how do cities’ secret histories, deep ecologies, and furtive sounds offer a shape to urban narrative?  What memory resides in cities’ erased/lingering boundaries, vacant lots, and disintegrating concrete?  This roundtable explores how writers and other artists have utilized particular cities’ cores, edges, and points of transit as means to rethink the shape, shift, and stasis of urban space.  We welcome papers on the full range of literary forms, but also welcome examinations of visual and sonic expression

Trans Fandom

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

Trans Fandom

Motherhood in American Literature (NeMLA 2022)

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Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 2:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022

 

How does one resist the systems of subjugation that prey on the marginalized and seek to dissolve and consume them within this white supremacist capitalist imperialist patriarchy? While for some resistance takes the form of confrontation and battle, for Black feminist thinkers like bell hooks and Audre Lorde, resistance comes in the form of the practice of love. It is in the embrace of the erotic, of initiating the quest of mutual self-fulfillment, in seeking value in the relationships we have with each other, that we resist. In other words, for hooks and Lorde, we resist through care.

 

Food in American Literature (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 2:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022

 

Call for Papers (2nd Round): Chinese Creative Writing Studies

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Tin Ka Ping Centre of Chinese Culture, School of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

 

Chinese Creative Writing Studies

 Call for Papers (2nd Round)

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Deadline Extended: NeMLA 2022 - Contemporary Poetry and Social Media

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Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:43pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable will convene literary and media scholars with poets themselves to explore the present and future of poetic cultures online, both in the U.S. and around the world. Our largest question can be simply put: to what extent have platforms for digital “prosumption” and online networking transformed the social life of contemporary poetry? We understand this inquiry to entail a diverse array of other, finer pointed questions: How does social media now condition the politics of contemporary poetry, where “politics” signifies both the institutional lifeforms of poetry’s production and circulation, and the ostensible public efficacy of poems themselves?

80 Years and Beyond! A Virtual Symposium on Canadian Comics

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:42am
Canadian Comics Symposium 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Sponsors: Brescia University College, University of Winnipeg, Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review, and Sequential: Canadian Independent Comic Book Magazine

Organizing Committee: Dominick Grace (Brescia University College), Candida Rifkind (University of Winnipeg), Zachary Rondinelli (Brock University), Meaghan Scanlon (Library and Archives Canada), Ivan Kocmarek (Independent Researcher)

Call for Participants (10 minutes + Q&A Session)

CfP JAm It #6 "The Fractured States of America"

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Valentina Romanzi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

JAm It!  is an annual, peer-reviewed journal of American Studies created by junior faculty, early-stage researchers, and PhD students. We publish academic articles, book reviews, and creative writing, favoring fresh and original contributions.

We aspire to be an inclusive and eclectic journal – an intellectual hub of exchange for a wide range of critical approaches to the field of American Studies, both in Italy and abroad. Each issue will feature a chosen methodology, with the aim of giving the broadest possible outlook on that particular branch. 

We are currently seeking contributions for our 6th issue.

 

The Fractured States of America

NeMLA 2022 CFP: Advancing Comics Theory

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:41am
Misha Grifka Wander
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Comics studies has been an established field long enough now to have consistent theoretical touchstones: Scott McCloud, Thierry Groensteen, and a handful of others. But much contemporary work on comics continues to rely on the same theoretical frameworks, returning to Understanding Comics over and over again. This session invites panelists to speculate on new directions for formal comics theory, leaving behind individual texts and close readings to ask for innovations our theories of comics as a medium. Of course, because of the abbreviated nature of conference papers, it will be impossible to put forward a fully-formed, all-encompassing new theory.

Film History Series: Call for Book Proposals

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Monday, October 11, 2021 - 10:30am
Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Call for Proposals: Film History Book Series

We are seeking proposals for complete/in-progress/planned manuscripts and edited collections for a proposed book series. The series will focus on film history: both the history of film as media texts and the history/evolution of the cinematic apparatus. 

RIT press has expressed interest in this series and has asked that we secure some projects before moving forward with approval.  

Potential topics include but are not limited to: 

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