The materiality of the body confounds us; it forces a reconsideration of the “linguistic turn,” perhaps even the “social constructionist” turn, by which we understand the world and identity as linguistically or socially constituted. But how do we look at bodies –our own, the first bodies exhibited to us as children, the bodies of clowns and circus performers, or even the bodies of everyday folks with impairments—people who are like us but also somehow different? And what knowledge do such encounters create or reify?
Studia austriaca (founded in 1992)
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: December 2, 2019
Handbook of Research on Cyberbullying and Online Harassment in the Workplace
A book edited by Leslie Ramos Salazar (West Texas A&M University)
Call for Papers:
Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics
June 3–4, 2020
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The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics / Société canadienne pour l’étude de la bands dessinée invites proposals for papers on any and all aspects of comics, broadly conceived (including cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, manga, webcomics, picture books, and visual poetry) to be presented at our 2020 annual conference, which will be held at Western University (London, Ontario) on June 3–4 as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Studies in Popular Culture (SiPC) is looking for submissions for the Spring and Fall 2020 issues. This journal of the Popular Culture Association in the South (PCAS) publishes articles on popular culture however mediated through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events – any of the material or conceptual conditions of life. Contributors include distinguished anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, cultural geographers, ethnomusicologists, historians, and scholars in comics, communications, film, games, graphics, literature, philosophy, religion, and television.
2020 Call for Papers / Proposals
The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 13th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 4-7, 2020.
CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc., presented to a mixed audience of scholars and fans. The mission of CPAC is to promote scholarship on popular culture and to encourage the engagement between scholars and fans in order to deepen our understanding of comics and other popular arts. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines:
Exhibitions in London, 1775–1851
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
17–18 September 2021
Jordan Bear (University of Toronto)
Catherine Roach (Virginia Commonwealth University)
SEEKING VOICES / SEEKING SILENCES
Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, April 4th
Call for Papers
“Speech and silence are instruments of power, of self-assertion and self- definition: they take part in the constitution not only of an individual and his or her life story, but also of a group, a community, a nation, and their history.” - Vanessa Guignery
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Conference & Colloquium, to be held in June 2020 alongside classes at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Conference & Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Participation comes free with DHSI registration, and contributors not planning to register for a DHSI course can join for a modest participation fee of $150 CDN.
The Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities invitesabstracts on the status of academic research and interest regarding individuals and communities that identify as Latinx, for consideration in a special issue focused on Latinx identities. This scope of this special issue is intended to be broad and inclusive of diverse methodologies, theories, and approaches. Below are listed some possible topics that may be addressed in the abstracts:
Race and ethnicity
The spring 2020 issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities examines how mothers and motherhood has been represented in fine art, crafts, literature, music, theatre, and popular culture. We invite essays that consider motherhood archetypes in the arts, mothers of color in the arts, immigrant mothers in the arts, queer mothers in the arts, representations of surrogate mothers and mothers who have adopted, motherhood on social media, motherhood memoirs and blogs, representations of mothers in art and photography, the absent mother and/or the step-mother in film and television, and more. Inquiries and submissions should be sent to Lee Ann Westman at email@example.com.
ACCIDENTS & CONTINGENCIES
13th ANNUAL YALE FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES GRADUATE CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 29-MARCH 1, 2019
WHITNEY HUMANITIES CENTER — 53 WALL STREET, NEW HAVEN, CT 06511
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. JAMES LEO CAHILL, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CINEMA STUDIES AND FRENCH, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Contingency is also a necessary quality of film.
– André Bazin
Irish Drama on the European Stage(s)
7th May 2020
University College Cork Ireland
The works of playwrights such as J.M. Synge, Seán O’Casey and, more recently, Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh, Enda Walsh or Elaine Murphy have been (and continue to be) extensively translated and incorporated to stage practice throughout Europe.
Call for Abstracts
for contributions to an edited collection
Preliminary title: Fashioning the Male Body, Performing Gender
The SpokenWeb research network invites you to submit proposals to an interdisciplinary symposium to be held at Concordia University in Montreal, 17-18 July 2020.
The theme of the SpokenWeb Symposium will be:
LISTENING, SOUND, AGENCY
Outside the Western Box—In Search of the Primary
Organized by the Charles Olson Society
American Literature Association, 31st Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2020
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference, to be held in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020:
Reading Black Mirror – Edited Collection
CFP: Book Reviews for Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorror and EcoGothic
Calling all Gothic Naturalists for recommendations for books to review!
What would you like to see reviewed in our next issue of Gothic Nature? What recent criticism or literary fiction are you aware of from the last year or so relating to any element at all of Gothic Nature? Or perhaps you have published something yourself on these themes? (Ecohorror, EcoGothic, Animal Studies, Anthropocene Gothic, etc.)
We're currently sourcing free review copies of various books from publishers and all recommendations are most welcome!
Dianoia, Boston College’s peer-reviewed Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, is currently accepting submissions -- until January 15, 2020 -- for its Spring issue. If any undergraduate editors at Logos are interested in sending a submission for consideration, we would love the opportunity to review it for publication.
Imagining Differently: Research-Creation in Urgent Times
When: March 28 & 29, 2020
Where: York University
Accolade East (ACE), Rooms 208/209
The Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies is pleased to announce that this year’s graduate conference will be held in conjunction with The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) Symposium.
We are pleased to welcome keynote speaker Dr. Natalie Loveless, Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design (History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture) at the University of Alberta, and Director of the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory
DHARTI Twitter Conference: Innovating for DH in India
contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovating for DH in India, the first DHARTI Twitter Conference, will take place January 19th, 2020.
DHARTI is an initiative to bring together scholars engaged in digital practices in the arts and humanities with India being a point of reference. In its earlier avatar DHARTI was the Digital Humanities Alliance of India (DHAI). The first Digital Humanities Conference of India, organised jointly by IIM Indore and IIT Indore and was held at IIM Indore in 2018.
The Brontë Society is delighted to announce that it is hosting a conference to celebrate the life and work of Anne Brontë in her bicentenary year. The conference, ‘I wished to tell the truth’: Anne Brontë at 200 will take place at the Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough, UK, 4 -6 September 2020, and presents an ideal opportunity to challenge the long-held perception that the youngest Brontë sibling was the least talented, and lacked the genius of her sisters. With Anne Brontë’s marginalisation in mind, potential topics to be explored could include, but are not limited to, the following:
Relationship between life and art/ Realism and didacticism
Medieval English Theatre Conference
University of Wolverhampton Saturday, 4 April 2020
Consumption, Performance, and Early Theatre
This panel will address illustrative, pictorial, and digital treatments and adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The novel has a 195-year history of illustration and depiction in a wide range of visual arts, media, and technologies—from the 1823 cover of Richard Brinsley Peake’s play Presumption to the first issue of the comic series Mary Shelley, Monster Hunter (February 2019). The novel’s “hyperadaptability” in visual form, to adopt Dennis Perry’s term, extends to a wide range of modes.
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE
Volume: 30, Issue: 1, Year: 2020
Dear Colleagues, Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies - Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi, which is the official publication of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures, Istanbul University, is an open access, peer-reviewed, multilingual, scholarly and international journal published twice a year, in June and in December.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Fourth Annual Global Souths Conference
Formerly the Deep South in the Global South Conference
March 19-21, 2020
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
“Doing southern studies is unmasking and refusing the binary thinking--‘North’/‘South,’ nation/South, First World/Third World, self/other--that postcolonial studies has taught us is the most damaging rhetorical structure of empire. Doing southern studies is thinking geographically, thinking historically, thinking relationally, thinking about power, thinking about justice, thinking back.” --Scott Romaine & Jennifer Rae Greeson
Historical Horrors and the Horrors of History: 21st Century Screen Horror and the Historical Imagination
Editors Amanda Howell and Stephanie Green (School of Humanities, Languages, and Social Science, Griffith University, Australia) seek contributors to an anthology whose collective analysis will be directed to the question:
What can 21st century film and television tell us about the historical imagination of horror?
I am seeking 20 minute paper proposals for a panel that considers the various literary uses and conceptions of ghosts as a mode of memory, projection, history, trauma, and reconciliation/redemption. Part of the foundational premise of the ghost story is a disturbance in the present that comes from the past; an unsettling interaction between mind and matter, memory and perception, the living and the dead. All paper proposals that consider these aspects of ghost stories (as literature/writing) are welcome.
The Far West Popular Culture Association will be held on February 22-24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Palace Station Hotel/Casino.
Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief bio to: