CFPs: Fairy tales and fantasy, The Neverending Story, theology, vampires, Asian Gothic, women and Satanism

Quite a few calls here for journal articles and chapters in edited collections.

1. CFP: Fairy Tales and Fantasy Fiction / Contes de fées et Fantasy, Fantasy Art and Studies journal. Deadline: 25 October 2021 (in French or English)

For its 12th issue, the journal Fantasy Art and Studies invites researchers to submit papers on the relationship between Fantasy and fairy tales. Topics may include:

the place of the fairy tale in the development and theorisation of Fantasy,
rewritings of fairy tales in Fantasy,
Fairy-tale Fantasy and women’s and/or feminist writing

2. Call for Papers (Edited Collection): Teaching with Fairy Tales. Deadline: 15 October 2021

Teaching with Fairy Tales is a collection of essays that discuss the many ways to use fairy tales and folklore in classrooms at all levels. We are soliciting contributions of chapters focusing on classroom uses for fairy tales and/or folklore in any field. While lessons for any level of education are welcome, activities that can be adapted to more than one age group are preferred. 

3. Mapping the Impossible: Journal for Fantasy Research. Open for submissions for second issue, to be published in March 2022

Mapping the Impossible is an open-access student journal publishing peer-reviewed research into fantasy and the fantastic.
We welcome submissions from undergraduate and postgraduate students (and from those who have graduated within the last year) from any higher education institution. We publish articles on any aspect of fantasy and the fantastic and any work within this transmedial genre. Increasingly, students from more established disciplines (including, but not limited to, Literature Studies, Game Studies, Film and Television Studies, Media Studies, Philosophy and Theology) elect to write essays on a fantasy related topic that intersects with their primary discipline

4. Many Doors to Fantastica: The Neverending Story & the Education of the Imagination. Deadline: 3 October 2021

The multifaceted framework of Ende’s story helps to shape the interdisciplinary approach of this collection. The lines between reality and fiction, between characters, and between purposes are all blurred in such a way that there is much to mine from the stores rich layers. This volume hopes to do the same by investigating the text from a variety of viewpoints, as well as offering pedagogical approaches for the classroom. It also seeks to highlight the various media representations of Ende’s story, including the films and cartoon adaptations.

5. Call for Papers: Theology and Vampires (edited collection). Deadline: 1 November 2021

Given the richness of theological substratum in vampire fiction, we invite submissions for a collected volume entitled Theology and Vampires, for the Theology and Pop Culture Series published by Lexington Books/Fortress Academic. The aim of this volume is to explore the theology of vampires, with a particular focus on the pop culture aspect of vampire narratives. We are seeking essays exploring the theological implications of the vampire across a wide range of media, from popular Victorian tales through to films, video games, and animated series.

6. Religion and Victorian Popular Literature and Culture, a special issue of Victorian Popular Fictions Journal (Autumn 2023). Deadline: 1 November 2021

This special issue will explore manifestations of religion and the expression and representation of religious experience in popular culture texts of all kinds. [. . .] We welcome proposals that focus on popular narrative in all its forms arising from the long nineteenth century, and particularly encourage research that examines noncanonical and neglected poets, dramatists, novelists, journalists, journals, publishers, artists, critics and readers. We would be particularly interested in research concerning religious practices and experiences outside of Christian traditions

7. CFP: Asian Gothic special issue, The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture. Deadline: 15 October 2021

We seek essays of 6000-10000 words that would broaden our understanding of the Gothic in Asia. Rather than considering the Gothic as a fixed western-centric genre or a rigidly defined aesthetical category, we propose to address it as a larger umbrella term: a conceptual framework through which distinctive local cultural practices, historical formulations, national and regional traumas, anxieties, collective violent histories and diverse belief systems are expressed. Whether understood as a localised version of international Gothic or part of a larger category of “globalgothic”, Asian Gothic can thus be read as a distinctive aesthetical and narrative practice, where conventional gothic tropes and imagery (monsters, ghosts, haunting, obscurity, darkness, madness etc.) are assessed anew, and where global forms get consumed, appropriated, translated, transformed, and, even, resisted.

8. Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Satanism and Feminism in Popular Culture. Deadline: 31 October 2021

We invite proposals from scholars at all stages of their careers on the intersection of Satanism and Feminism in twentieth- and twenty-first-century popular culture. 

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