CFPs: Publications

CFP:  “Embodiment in 20th and 21st-century literature and literary culture”, Journal of Modern Literature

Topics addressed may include disability and diverse forms of corporeality and mindedness; pain and pleasure; sensory experience and mentation; new materialist approaches to embodiment; bodies and literary form.
Submissions should conform to MLA 8th edition style for documentation and manuscript formatting, and should include a 100-150 word abstract and 3-5 keywords. Submissions must be under 9,000 words for the entire submission package, including the abstract, notes and works cited. No simultaneous submissions or previously published material. Submit manuscripts as a Word or RTF attachment to Electronic submissions only.

Deadline 1 February 2018.



CFP: Revealing the Invisible: Women and Editing in Central and Eastern European Film

Themed issue of Apparatus: Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe, guest edited by Adelheid Heftberger and Karen Pearlman

Women have been a vital part of film production since its beginning. However, their history in all its richness has not been adequately studied. This themed issue of Apparatus – Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe,scheduled for spring 2018, will focus on women’s creative work, particularly in a significantly under-theorised aspect of film: editing.

In addition to a contribution to film historiography and uncovering archival sources which might shed light on female editors, there are many other possible topics which can be addressed:

  • Women and the history of editing
  • Critical evaluations of editing
  • Editing and authorship
  • Women editors in Central and Eastern European film industries (past and present)
  • Creativity in film editing
  • Historical and contemporary understanding of the difference between a ‘cutter’ (who assembles footage according to instructions) and an ‘editor’ who makes creative contributions and decisions
  • Power structures built into the positioning of women and the crew roles of editing, including, for example, questions of pay, authority, collaboration and credit
  • Particular partnerships and distinctive aspects of these partnership’s creative output
  • Backgrounds and training of editors
  • Women in the Soviet montage era and other contexts as editors, mentors, editor/directors, key thinkers
  • Representation (or not) of women, and of editors in national filmographies and narratives
  • Influence of editors in documentary film, studio style and auteur cinema in different countries / in film history
  • Editing and how rhythm, structure or film style are shaped, shared and perceived
  • Investigations of ideas about what is ‘women’s work’ including, for example stencil coloring, cutting and, recently, digital restoration or typical “female” jobs like knitting, sewing, typing or switchboard operators
  • film historical research, into how editors present themselves, in self-images, how they are described or assessed by others, and how their image developed
  • Other relevant questions and topics welcome

For this themed issue we prefer abstracts in English, but Apparatus generally publishes articles in all of the languages of the region always accompanied by abstracts in English, German and Russian. Abstracts (200-350 words) and a short biography should be submitted for consideration by the editors, Adelheid Heftberger ( and Karen Pearlman ( by 10 October 2017.

Selected articles will undergo an editorial and double blind peer reviewed process before final acceptance.

For further information, visit the journal website.


The British Association for Modernist Studies Essay Prize 2017

The British Association for Modernist Studies invites submissions for its annual essay prize for early career scholars. The winning essay will be published in Modernist Cultures, and the winner will also receive £250 of books.

The BAMS Essay Prize is open to any member of the British Association for Modernist Studies who is studying for a doctoral degree, or is within five years of receiving their doctoral award. You can join BAMS by following the link on our membership pages:

Essays are to be 7-9,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references. They can be on any subject in modernist studies (including anthropology, art history, cultural studies, ethnography, film studies, history, literature, musicology, philosophy, sociology, urban studies, and visual culture). Please see the editorial statement of Modernist Cultures for further information:

The closing date for entries is 31 October 2017. The winner will be announced by 31 January 2018. For more information about entering, visit the BAMS website. Enquiries about the prize may be directed to Suzanne Hobson, Chair of the British Association for Modernist Studies, at


CFP: Digital English: A Handbook for the 21st Century Classroom

Edited by Naomi Milthorpe, Robert Clarke, Joanne Jones, and Robbie Moore.

New university students are digital natives; our classrooms filled with technology. Our students are increasingly online only – distanced by the demands of economics, geography, or time. Yet as English scholars, most of our training has been with physical materials and face-to-face methods: books, paper, discussion. So what are the best methods of using technology in our classrooms? How, why, and when should we use it?

The editors seek proposals of original, adaptable and proven exercises, assignments, and techniques using digital, online and mobile technology, for inclusion in a practical handbook of teaching methods for engaging with students in the tertiary English classroom – whether physical or virtual.

English broadly defined (literary studies, creative writing, composition, professional writing, cultural studies, media studies, drama and film studies, and critical theory) is taught widely in universities nationally and internationally, with new teaching appointments every year. More and more universities are transplanting their courses into the online realm. Yet it is difficult to find teaching handbooks that offer ideas, tips and practical solutions for tertiary teachers to improve their teaching using the affordances of mobile and e-technologies, or to help with the transition to online or blended teaching. We envision this handbook as a practical resource that educators can use whatever their stage of teaching, including tips, advice, and best practice pedagogy that has been tested by experience.

Structured so that educators can hit the ground running, whatever their stage of teaching, Digital English: A Handbook for the 21st Century Classroom will offer a comprehensive handbook of exercises, techniques and tips specifically designed for use in the undergraduate English classroom, face-to-face or online.


We seek 500-1000 word classroom exercises, online activities, assessment strategies, and course design ideas. We welcome submissions that work with a specific author, topic or genre (Wordsworth, critical race theory, Hollywood musicals), but will particularly value exercises that can be adapted to a variety of authors, subjects, periods, modes and critical frameworks.

We seek submissions in the areas of:

  • Creative e-tivities
  • Digital storytelling
  • Discussion boards and webinars
  • Blogs
  • Quizzes
  • Wikis and other community knowledge generators
  • Mobile technology in the physical classroom
  • Databases, graphs and distant reading tools
  • Troubleshooting
  • Using Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas) creatively and effectively
  • Online course design

Our ideal submission has the following qualities:

  • written in engaging and informal language immediately accessible to the user
  • short, snappy title
  • provides step-by-step instructions: how much preparation it requires from teachers or students, level of difficulty, writing component, duration, group size
  • reflects on how it works – did the students enjoy this activity, how did they demonstrate their learning, what was your experience, what kinds of discussions or questions did it generate?

Deadline for submissions is 31 October 2017. Contributors will be notified of their inclusion in the handbook by 30 November 2017. To submit or for enquiries please contact


CFP: ‘Modernism in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands’

We are looking for outstanding essays addressing the topic of ‘Modernism in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands’ for a special issue of Modernist Cultures, tentatively scheduled to appear in 2019. While the ‘global turn’ in modernist studies has greatly expanded scholarly conceptions of the geographies and temporalities that can be interestingly considered modernist, this special issue aims to address the comparatively neglected subject of configurations of modernity and modernism in the Pacific. To study modernism in the Pacific is to grapple with issues of settler colonialism, gender, indigeneity, nationalism and transnationalism, sexuality, formations of capital, and racialization that complicate received narratives about the nature and course of modernism and modernisation in other parts of the world. We believe that the importance of this project goes well beyond the goal of bringing another geographic region into the modernist fold, overdue as that may be. If modernist studies really wants to investigate modernism as a multi-sited and rhizomatic phenomenon, then we are persuaded that it is essential to consider the intersections and ruptures between the ways cultural producers across the Pacific experienced and expressed modernity, responded to and influenced visual art, music, dance, and literature elsewhere in the world, and advanced or inflected processes of modernisation.

We welcome essays on all forms of cultural production and on writing in any of the colonial or indigenous languages of the Pacific; essays themselves should be in English.

Please send a 300-word abstract and prospective title for your essay, with a short biographical note, to Brian Reed ( or Erin Carlston ( by 1 October 2017.