Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peer reviewed open-access scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition focused on “Black Popular Culture,” those aspects of culture by people of African heritage in all parts of the world that engender joy, pleasure, enjoyment, and amusement and that are expressed through formulas and genres (www.jpanafrican.org).
This collection attempts to look at the role of digital media as a constructive and disseminating narrative in the world, to delineate a meta-narrative of ‘digital martyrdom’. This collection aims to initiate a study not only on martyrdom in the digital space but a digitisation of martyrdom. It will seek to look especially at the role of mainstream and sponsored media propaganda to locate those interstices in the narratives which subtly subvert narratives of the mainstream mass media. In the first section of the collection, the focus will be on chapters which use as its premise usage of commercial media. The subversion is to be specifically located in the dissemination, language, and reception of the contents of the media matter.
At the dawn of ‘ecocriticism’ as a discipline of study within the Humanities, Glotfelty and Fromm (1996), in the first general reader in the matter, defined it as the critical practice that examines the relationship between literary and cultural studies and the natural world. In general terms, during the past two decades, ecocriticism has denounced the anthropocentric and instrumental appropriation of nature that has for so long legitimized human exploitation of the nonhuman world.
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. As such, we are seeking pedagogically driven, teachable articles that new and veteran faculty may integrate into the classroom.
This is an open call for papers. Aside from longer articles, book reviews and short essays on integrating non-traditional texts into the classroom are also welcome.
New and veteran faculty are encouraged to submit, as are graduate students. For more information, please check us out on the web:
Modernist Studies Association, Columbus, OH, November 2018
Although the phenomenon of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock, greatly influenced both British and American literary modernism, the trauma, and its reception, was different on each side of the Atlantic, both in its scale and its quality. This panel seeks essays on both British and American literary and cultural representations of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock. Essays that compare and contrast the American and British experiences and representations of shell shock are particularly welcome, and will be given special consideration.
Some authors to consider include:
Call for Papers
‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen.
Wednesday 13th of June 2018
Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Dr Laura Mee and Dr Johnny Walker
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our twelfth year of issues.
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA, the west coast regional division of the Modern Language Association)
Special Session: Women and Work in Literature
Chairs: Susanne Weil, Centralia College; Christine Mower, Seattle University
From state-sponsored propaganda to cartoons, photography, and cinema newsreels, the cultural and political work done in service of modern warfare is significantly visual. At the same time (and despite considerable efforts to also subdue this aspect of war), much of the material reality depicted is inescapably explicit and brutal: broken bodies, destroyed cities, devastated natural environments.
Art After Galtung: Structural Violence and the Arts of the Global South
A roundtable proposed for the Association for the Study of Arts of the Present Conference: October 17-20, 2018 (New Orleans, LA)
Call For Papers
2018 MMLA Conference - "Consuming Cultures"
November 15-18, 2018
Kansas City, MO
The permanent section SPANISH III (Latin American Literature) welcome proposals that explore Latin American Literature and Culture and create space for dialogue across disciplines and genres in the context of this year’s conference theme “Consuming Cultures”. Proposals exploring issues related to cultural engagement and cultural appropriation in Latin America from any time period will be given preferential consideration. Papers on any aspect of this topic are welcome, including but not limited to the following themes:
Discourses of Instability, Inclusion, and Exclusion in the Trump Era
Papers are welcome that address the destabilizing of language and discourse practices, particularly in the inclusion and exclusion of various constituencies, in the Trump Era. These practices may range from micro-level ones, such as inclusive/exclusive pronoun strategies, to macro-level ones, such as the explosion of fake news and the semiotic challenges posed by it to the representation of politics and policies.
October 11-14, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
Questions? Please contact Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Ph.D., Chair of General Linguistics Session, SCMLA at email@example.com. Thank you.
Teaching Hemingway and Film
Essay collection for Kent State University Press
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: September 30, 2018
Deadline for Accepted Papers: January 31, 2019
CFP for the 9th Annual Conference of the South East African Languages and Literatures Forum (SEALLF) from October 5th to October 6th, 2018, Department of English and Foreign Languages at Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA, USA: Celebrating Chinua Achebe & African Languages, Literatures, Arts and Cultures beyond the Continent: The 60th Anniversary of Things Fall Apart.
Deadline for submissions: April 20, 2018
Notification of acceptance date: June 30, 2018
In his seminal work The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote that the single most pressing issue facing the United States was the color line. More than 100 years later, the issue of race remains a pressing one for the U.S. and research suggests that the racial divide permeates our culture. Furthermore, numerous studies have found that today’s college students are not sufficiently prepared to interact and communicate effectively in a culturally-diverse and globalized workplace and do not possess many of the 21st century competencies necessary for success and engagement in such diverse environments. But in comparison, we wonder how prepared are faculty, administrators, and staff to cultivate a space where these skills can develop?
“Bites Here and There”:
Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines
17th November 2018
University of Warwick
Funded by the Humanities Research Centre and
the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies
Call for papers
Deadline: 17th July 2018
Keynote speaker: Professor Manuel Barcia (University of Leeds)
Date: December 13-15, 2018
Venue: Centennial Hall, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
Slavery and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity
We are inviting chapters of 6000-7000 words for an edited collection that explores the intersection of slavery and sexuality in the ancient world. The past twenty years have seen ground-breaking scholarship that has illuminated Greek and Roman prostitution, and this volume will broaden the area of study to document more fully the role of sex in the lives of slaves who were not prostitutes, and to consider the various ways in which sexuality and slavery were interconnected in the minds of the ancients. Chapters might include discussion of the following issues:
L’avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes aims at positioning itself at the heart of the contemporary debate on Italian visual and media culture, its history and its present characteristics. The journal’s main areas of interest include:
Patterns, styles, figures: the evolution of styles and patterns, themes and narratives; the relationship between film and other art and communication practices; modes of production and industrial forms
Archive: film and media archives, as much as oral sources
2018 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
Kansas City, MO
Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies
University of Worcester (UK), September 5th 2018
This one day symposium aims to explore the relatively under-developed study of siblings in visual culture and performance.
In drama, family relationships are both ubiquitous and complex and whether a Renaissance revenge tragedy or a play by Harold Pinter, the plot often pivots on the loyalty or jealousy between siblings, confusion caused by twins or conflict prompted by illegitimacy. Whilst there have been many explorations of the role of siblings in Shakespeare, the examination of sibling relationships in its many forms, remains a fruitful area of discussion for plays from the sixteenth to twenty-first century.
International Conference Literature (&), (In)tangible Heritage
FCSH, NOVA University (Lisbon, Portugal)
11-12 October 2018
Throughout 2018, we are celebrating diverse cultural heritage across Europe. The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe’s cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. The slogan for the year is: “Our heritage: where the past meets the future”.
Call for Papers
Memory and Religion:
Central and Eastern Europe in a Global Perspective
Warsaw, 16-18 October 2018
Since the emergence of Capitalism in Western society, humanity’s role as consumers of culture has become internalized as an inalienable component of modernity. From Marx’s metaphor of vampire labor in Capital to George Romero’s metaphorical representation of zombies as consumers in Dawn of the Dead to the ravenous hunger of online fandoms eagerly seeking for new content, the relationship between popular culture and its human consumers draws upon a rich, expansive history that recontextualizes interpolated human relationships by emphasizing (and sometimes questioning) the cultural narratives that dominate modern societies.
Consuming Cultures and Manuscript Evidence
at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
15-18 November, Kansas City, Missouri
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the M-MLA conference’s theme of “Consuming Cultures,” is sponsoring panels on the consumption of manuscripts. This consumption can be both literal—for example, the destruction wrought by bookworms, fires, and biblioclasts—or metaphorical—where “consuming” can mean textual transmission and reception more broadly. We invite all approaches, including textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical as well as all periods.
Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, has returned to Penn State University Press and is inviting submissions for upcoming volumes. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery and bibliography. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.
In keeping with this year’s MMLA theme, “Consuming Cultures,” I welcome papers that address issues of consumption in nineteenth-century British literature and culture. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to: print culture and readership; leisure activities; studies in food, medicine, plants, agriculture, and animals; consumption vs. production; consuming identities and bodies; and the intersections between postcolonialism, imperialism, and capitalism. Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief bio. by April 5th, 2018 to Bailey Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flesh For Fantasy: The Specter of Sexual Consumption in American Literature
Call for Proposals for a Special Issue of Feminist Teacher
Performance in the Feminist Classroom
Elizabeth Currans, Eastern Michigan University
Michelle Martin-Baron, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Holly Masturzo, Florida State College at Jacksonville
Call for Manuscript Proposals: