Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism. We are seeking chapters that show how transgender theory can provide novel insights for developing literary theory and conducting literary criticism, as well as chapters that analyze specific literary works that explore transgender identity and experience from the perspectives of a variety of literary theories. A sampling of confirmed contributions follows:
Call for Papers for "1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature", Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)
This CFP is for the panel on “Exploring Provocation and Scandal in Gendered Texts” at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference online (it will be held virtually this year), from November 13 to November 15.
This CFP is for the session on “Provocative and Provoking: Reading Racial and Cultural Texts Across Asia” at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference online (it will be held virtually this year), from November 13 to November 15.
This session welcomes papers addressing any aspect of Asian studies—including (but not limited to) literary and digital representations of cultural, artistic, racial, and linguistic diversity.
The regimes of Whiteness, heteronormativity, androcentrism, able-bodiedness or Eurocentrism have for a long time constituted the frameworks of ‘proper’, ‘successful’ or expected social conduct, organising in a normative way social communication, relations and spaces. The regimes have been shaping social life, state policies and institutions, or fields of science and arts. Social practices are imbued with preconceptions concerning race, sexuality, gender, health or ethnicity which have become so commonsensical that it takes a lot of critical effort to go beyond the normative context.
#AltAc. It stands for Alternate Academia and is more than just a trending hashtag nowadays, it's also a pursuit for many trained academics. With dire statistics for how many Ph.D. graduates will be offered a life-sustaining position within the institution of academia, many academics are creating media offshoots of their research and translating their work into social media venues for a variety of reasons: to leverage for a paid position, for the creativity of increased perspectives, for the opportunities that new medias present, and for the very same reason that colleges exist - to educate the public and make research and intellectualism affordable and accessible.
"GIRL REPORTERS" & BREAKING THE RULES FOR BREAKING NEWS
Call for Book Chapters for the Edited Collection: Marginalized Women and Work in 20th- and 21st-Century British and American Literature and Media
Since the sexual abuse allegations against American film producer Harvey Weinstein in Oct 2017, the #metoo movement has received wide attention on social media and in public life. What this movement has reminded us is sexual abuse is deeply implicated in social/hierarchical power structures (forcing survivors to suffer violence and then hide trauma). It has also offered the possibility of speaking against sexual abuse, harassment, and violence in public and “shaming” perpetrators (as “due process” has often been painful, slow, and unfair). The movement has led to public debates on questions of patriarchy, power, nepotism, culture, clothing, ethics, and ideology.
Studies in Hogg and his World invites submissions for the next double issue of the journal (29-30) which is currently scheduled for publication in the Fall of 2021.
you’ve been following higher education news this past week, you might have whiplash.
First, due to the recent surge in coronavirus cases, USC announced that it would be moving most of its courses online this fall, reversing its previous plan to welcome students back to campus.
Women, Domesticity and Closet Drama in Early Modern England
A proposal for an Epistémè-sponsered panel at RSA Dublin, 2021
Call for papers: Dreams and the Animal Kingdom in Culture and Aesthetic Media
23-25 September 2021
Saarland University, Saarbrücken (Germany)
International and Interdisciplinary Conference held by the Research Centre ‘European Dream-Cultures’, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Alternative Cinema(s) of South Asia
Making Games Matter Call for Papers
2022 Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Computers and Composition
Games are often seen as mere diversions even as, with smart phones, they play an increasingly ubiquitous role in our lives. For instance, even when we are not playing games, we often use apps and social media spaces that use game logics to gamify their use. While Ian Bogost (2011) has famously coined the term “exploitationware” to refer to the corporate use of badges and points to lure customers into using their products, arguing that accruing points is the least interesting part of any game, these gamified digital spaces and apps still play a rhetorically material force in our lives.
CFP, Commonwealth Essays and Studies 43.2 (Spring 2021)
Special issue: “In Other Worlds: Imagining What Comes Next”
ALL FOR CHAPTERS FOR AN EDITED BOOK
In/Exclusions. Social Responsibility of Institutions
Deadline for full manuscript submission: 31 July 2020
Full manuscript submission email: email@example.com
The publication is meant to explore the concept of social responsibility of institutions running through two our conferences (Towards Social Responsibility of Institutions: Education, Public Health and Design, 2019, and In/Visible. Designs of Social Experience, 2020).
Le deuxième colloque de la SEPC (Société d’Étude des Pays du Commonwealth) aura lieu à l'Université d’Orléans LLSH (Hôtel Dupanloup) les 28 et 29 janvier 2021.
Les communications se feront en anglais ou en français.
The second international conference under the aegis of the French Society for Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (SEPC) will take place at the Université d’Orléans LLSH (Hotel Dupanloup) on 28th and 29th January, 2021.
Papers will be delivered in English or French.
Call for Papers
Name of a Discipline:
Where are ‘postcolonial’ theories and practices going, and what can we call them?
‘A Glass of Godly Form’:
Shakespeare as the Voice of Established Power
special issue of Parole Rubate / Purloined Letters
edited by Giuliana Iannaccaro and Alessandra Petrina
Jason Moore in his introduction to Anthropocene or Capitalocene? (2016) remarks, “Capitalocene signifies capitalism as a way of organizing nature’s a multispecies, situated, capitalist world-ecology.” Capitalocene, therefore, stands for a motion, a reproducing technology, that manifests and re-manifests human life and relationalities between human and nature under the logic of aggressive material dispossessions and accumulations. The examinations and resistance against the functioning of capitalocene are especially crucial in facing the public health crisis one would remember as the COVID-19 and the racial conflicts intertwine with its narrative with the perception of the pandemic.
Confronted by the 2020 public health crisis one would remember as COVID-19, the notion of Orientalism as proposed by Edward Said in 1979 calls for continuous examinations. Said defines Orientalism as “not an airy European fantasy about the Orient, but a created body of theory and practice in which, for many generations, there has been a considerable materials investment.” From the trade war and technology race between the U.S.
Apocalyptic literature and its study have typically centered around notions of Christian eschatology, i.e. the judgement presented in the Book of Revelations. However, the aftermath of the second world war helped reshape our notions of this genre. Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has begun to examine the relations between humans and the Earth during the Anthropocene. Images of global thermonuclear war, fears of communism, and a burgeoning climate change (with its subsequent and constituent crises) have eclipsed the teleological notions of divine creation and its eventual, inexorable movement towards eschatology.
The Don DeLillo Society invites abstracts on DeLillo's use of space, virtual or physical, as new religious sites. From Jack Gladney's transcendent trips to the supermarket in White Noise to Sister Edgar's implied dissolution into the virtual heaven of the internet in Underworld, religious spaces proliferate throughout DeLillo's work. Yet in contrast to the religious experience, DeLillo also suggests a destructive inversion: The Airborne Toxic Event, The Kazakh Test Site. Characters often undertake pilgrimages to mid-Western towns, art exhibits, weapons testing sites, and even city dumps. In each of these excursions, characters seek to understand a sociality between themselves and the contexts they inhabit.
Final call for chapters:
Call Me by Your Name edited collection
Editors: Edward Lamberti and Michael Williams
We hope everyone is staying safe and well during these difficult times.
Call for papers for the Victorian Review
Editor and Contact E-mail:
Lara Karpenko, Associate Professor of English, Carroll University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send articles of 5,000-8,000 words to email@example.com by March 31st 2021. Articles should be in MLA format and not under consideration at any other journal. Early submission is welcome as are queries or letters of interest.
The Gothic is having a moment, as it tends to do in times of collective panic and uncertainty. Even Latin America, whose geographical, linguistic and historical distinctiveness have supported its all-but-exclusion from global Gothic Studies, has experienced a rise in scholarship on contemporary Gothic horror—from studies on the double and hybridity to zombies and cannibals, among others. Typically excluded from this narrative, however, are theories on the origins and early representations of the Gothic, and how regional, linguistic and historical particularities nourished a Latin American Gothic tradition that, although indebted to its European Gothic predecessors, deviated from it in unique and meaningful ways.
Female Body Image in Contemporary Indian Literature and Popular Culture (Edited Collection)
Call for chapter proposals (Publishing interest from Routledge Press)
This session invites those who have experience in research, course development and/or teaching with partners from another discipline to share how to (and perhaps how not to!) build and sustain those relationships. We are interested in hearing about triumphs as well as learning from less successful attempts. The organizers (a mathematician and a humanist) will discuss their own roller coaster experiences co-leading Humanistic STEM, a major, highly interdisciplinary, project at their university and invite participants to share their own stories.