Shakespeare is now fundamentally digital. The technologies, resources and cultures of the digital age influence how we humans variously read, watch, research, and teach Shakespeare. This influence occurs in both apparent but also unseen ways since digital technologies include hidden processes, or non-human actors such as algorithms. In fact, the thing we call “Shakespeare” is the consequence of the interaction of agential humans and digital, non-human actors. The Special Issue of Humanities explores this technogenic dynamic and its significance for understandings of Shakespeare’s works and their cultural afterlives.
Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2019
Guest Edited by Donna R. White
** Draft Deadline: March 30, 2019 ** Final paper deadline: June 30, 2019
The Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies has extended the deadline for proposals for its 2018 meeting.
DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2018
Testing Limits • Crossing Boundaries • Claiming Spaces
October 12 & 13, 2018
Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre, Sioux Falls, SD
GUEST EDITORS: DR KYM BRINDLE, DR LAURA EASTLAKE ‘I prophesy that we shall see ghosts and find treasures, and hear mysterious noises –and, oh heavens! What clouds of dust we shall have to go through’ (The Dead Secret) Wilkie Collins’s fiction depicts a rich cabinet of material curiosities. His novels evidence the wealth of objects with which the Victorians surrounded themselves in everyday life. This special issue looks to explore the entanglements between object and subject in Collins’s work. We seek proposals exploring the ways in which aspects of identity in Collins’s novels are articulated through forms of material culture.
SHASTRI INDO-CANADIAN INSTITUTE, NEW DELHI
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES, PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY, PUDUCHERRY 605014 INDIA
Convergence and Divergence: Indian Literature in a Global Context—Canadian and Indian Perspectives
AUGUST 30-31, 2018
(Un)Earthing: Roots, Relations, and Revelations
Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I’ll dig with it.
As a discipline, the humanities seeks to uncover and explore various cultures, histories, experiences, and truths. The 2019 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of unearthing.
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
Conference Date: October 27th, 2018
The defining qualities of trash can change from moment to moment. Who gets to discard detritus, and who is thrown into to the garbage can? Whether referring to cast-off material or undesirable aesthetics and affects, “trash” is designed, regulated, and disposed of by social hierarchies. Consumer culture manufactures trash–both the literal waste that lingers in landfills and the lowbrow schlock produced by executives in corporate boardrooms. But can trash also refuse Western power structures and the white, masculinist heteronorms inherent to them?
Writing in 1800, the Marquis de Sade claimed that the Gothic was the inevitable product of the revolutionary tremors felt throughout Europe. In revealing the proximity between poetic and political terror, the Gothic became the inescapable condition and symptom of modernity itself. The rise of the Gothic in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe is closely bound up with the discovery of Shakespeare as a "modern dramatist" by Hegel and, later, Marx. Like the Gothic, Shakespeare's plays had a propensity for exploring the "dark underbelly" of the new modern world. This seminar explores the mutually constitutive relationship between "Shakespeare" and "the Gothic," viewed as cultural catalysts for modernity and modern creativity.
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations and panels on the diverse range of fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.
Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.
Call for Chapter Submissions: Making Stars: Biography and Eighteenth-Century Celebrity
Amanda Anderson /PAMLA
deadline for submissions:
DEADLINE EXTENDED! JUNE 27 2018.
Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington
November 9-11, 2018
Submissions are being sought for a collection of essays tentatively titled Data Visualization in Eighteenth-Century Studies. The main goal of this collection is to bring to light new research that involves the use of visualizations in approaching eighteenth-century texts and cultural phenomena (graphs, maps, geospatial representations, social networks, data mapping, and/or any patterns of intellectual exchange presented in a visual form).
MORAL MACHINES? THE ETHICS AND POLITICS OF THE DIGITAL WORLD 6–8 March 2019, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland With confirmed keynotes from N. Katherine Hayles (Duke University, USA) and Bernard Stiegler (IRI: Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation at the Centre Pompidou de Paris) As our visible and invisible social reality is getting increasingly digital, the question of the ethical, moral and political consequences of digitalization is ever more pressing. Such issue is too complex to be met only with instinctive digiphilia or digiphobia. No technology is just a tool, all technologies mark their users and environments.
Seeking abstracts for consideration on a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association March 21-24 in Washington, D.C. Please submit abstracts and contact information by Sept. 30 using the following link: http://www.cfplist.com//nemla/Home/S/17510
This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.
The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.
Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website: http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas
As the Renaissance saw a rise in female literacy and texts addressed to women readers, the relationship between gender and genre was foregrounded in debates about the appropriate texts for women to read – or if it was appropriate for women to read at all. These conversations particularly centered on the genre of romance, simultaneously a genre classed as feminine and a genre deemed morally inappropriate for women to read. While these debates raged outside literary texts, within the texts themselves, we see women reading and women as objects to be read – both by the reader of the text and by other characters within the text. How does the female body serve as a text within a text?
Call for Papers: What’s Jewish about death? - A Special Issue of SHOFAR: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies
Guest Editors: Laura Limonic, Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY Old Westbury; Tahneer Oksman, Assistant Professor of Academic Writing, Marymount Manhattan College
Journal Editors: Eugene Avrutin, University of Illinois; Ranen Omer-Sherman, University of Louisville
The Activism area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) is seeking proposals for the 2018 Conference (November 8 – 10) in Baltimore, Maryland.
We welcome submissions from a broad range of perspectives (media studies, gender studies, English, cultural studies, history, political science, art and art history, etc.) relating to activism and/or activists from regional/local to national/global levels. Proposals might examine activism in the age of Trump (Black Lives Matter, conservative movements, immigration, etc.), activism and music, environmental activists, lawyers and legal/judicial activism, etc.). Proposals may consider activism from historical and/or alternative perspectives.
The 2019 Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
February 15–17, 2019
New York, NY
Political Theology Today as Critical Theory of the Contemporary: Reason, Religion, Humanism
I have received a contract to collect, edit, and introduce a volume of original critical/scholarly essays—currently with the working title National Identity and International Crime Fiction in the Age of Populism and Globalization—from McFarland & Company.
I’m Already Dead: Essays on The CW’s iZombie and Vertigo’s iZOMBIE
Ashley Szanter, Weber State University
Jessica K. Richards, Weber State University
Call for Papers
University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow
Hosted at the School for Literatures, Languages, and Cultures, University of Edinburgh
On 15th and 16th November, Edinburgh LLC is hosting “Seduction”, a two-day interdisciplinary conference that seeks to bring together scholars working on “Seduction” across a broad range of subject areas, places, and periods. The keynote address, on perfume, will be given by Sophie Read (University of Cambridge). The committee has also commissioned the bilingual (English and Scots Gaelic) poet Robbie MacLeod to create some poetry for the event.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Representing Women and Transnationalism in Francophone West Africa
The peer-reviewed Lingua Romana: A Journal of French, Italian, and Romanian Culture (ISSN: 1551-4730) is soliciting previously unpublished scholarly articles on the subject of literary and artistic representations of womanhood and the female experience within a modernizing/globalizing sub-Saharan West Africa for publication in its Fall 2018 volume (deadline: 31 August 2018).
2018 DisArt Call For Submissions
DisArt Process and Presence
October 26-28, 2018
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Postcolonial Interventions has been striving consistently to explore new frontiers of knowledge in the field of postcolonial studies which remains characterised by fluidity, plurality and consistent refashioning of disciplinary boundaries. The next issue of Postcolonial Interventions will be an Open Issue that will hope to testify to this ever-expanding variety, especially by focusing on recent literary, cultural and socio-political phenomena with greater theoretical richness and dexterity.
“Melville at 200”
Mediascape, UCLA’s graduate journal for Cinema and Media Studies, seeks submissions for the Meta-Section of its upcoming issue on digital and new media.
The last decade has witnessed a transformation in electronic visual media. Film, television, video games and user- generated- content (UGC) are increasingly commingling. This has facilitated significant changes in the traditional models of production and consumption, leading to new practices and relationships as divergent production communities operate together.