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“The Uncanny in Language, Literature and Culture” International Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:37am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The twentieth-century literature and culture tended to explore and to celebrate subjectivity. But this tendency did not mean the turn to the self, but beyond the self, or as Charles Taylor puts it, “to a fragmentation of experience which calls our ordinary notions of identity into question”. 

"Discourses on Motherhood" International Conference

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Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:37am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

This conference aims at exploring motherhood and its diverse cultural representations, while interrogating the ways in which such representations impact on individual and collective experiences of motherhood. Thus, we attempt at examining motherhood both as a personal experience and as an institution, as well as observing the nuances involved in the interaction between both.

The conference seeks to encourage dialogue around cultural concepts of motherhood by observing the cultural roles that are given to maternal figures, the perspectives from which this experience is approached, and how these engage in dialogue with other current discourses such as politics, law and medicine.

"The Place of Memory and the Memory of Place" International Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:37am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Memory is a major theme in contemporary life, a key to personal, social and cultural identity. Scholars have studied the concept from different perspectives and within different disciplines: philosophy, sociology, anthropology, geography, architecture, urban design, and the interdisciplinary "place studies". According to Pierre Nora, places of memory or lieux de mémoire refer to those places where "memory crystallizes and secretes itself"; the places where the exhausted capital of collective memory condenses and is expressed. To be considered as such, these sites must be definable in the three senses of the word: material, symbolical and functional, all in different degrees but always present.

"Pilgrimages and Tourism" International Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:37am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2024

Pilgrimages are ancient practices of humankind and are associated with a great variety of religious, spiritual and secular traditions. In today’s world the number of visits to sacred sites such as Santiago de Compostela (Spain), La Virgen de Guadalupe (Mexico), Matka Boska Czetochowska (Poland), secular places  such as Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, Eifel Tower in Paris, Hiroshima Peace Museum and virtual pilgrimages, facilitated by video and satellite links is growing. With them, tourism both individual and in groups has been steadily increasing and changing.

1st Aesthetix International Conference on Indian Arts and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:34am
Aesthetix Journal of Indian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

1st Aesthetix International Conference on Indian Arts and Literature(Entire proceedings to be published in the Aesthetix Journal of Indian Studies)(March 9- 10, 2024)

Organized by

Aesthetix Journal of Indian StudiesIn Collaboration WithCalifornia Institute of Integral Studies, USAGovernment Brajalal College, BangladeshVenue: VirtualOnline Platform: ZOOMKey Features

  • Open Access
  • Double-Blind Peer Review
  • Plagiarism Check
  • Systematic Archival and Preservation
  • Standard Publication
  • Aims and Scope of the Conference

Theme of the Conference

2024 ASLE-UKI Biennial PG/ECR Conference

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Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:32am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland / Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2024

The 2024 postgraduate conference for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland (ASLE-UKI) will be hosted by the Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network at the University of Edinburgh between 5-6 September 2024.

ASLE-UKI welcomes participation from postgraduate and early career scholars, readers, and creative practitioners interested in the relationships between literatures, arts, environments and cultures – past, present, or future from anywhere in the world.

Conference Theme:

Call for Collaborators - Emergence: Toward a "State of the Field" Trans Studies Conference

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Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:31am
Evangeline Thurston Wilder, Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Applications are now open for participation in the Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, which will be held from Feb. 28-Mar. 1 (Zoom) and Mar. 7-9 (in-person and hybrid). Titled “Create, Connect, Reflect: Launching Collaborations and (Re)building Community in Our Fields,” the conference will be devoted to launching a number of collaborative projects—from book proposals to a multi-institutional study, from teaching and learning resources to an app—and more. 

 

Revisiting the Korean Wave in a Global Context: Special Session for the 2024 ELLAK International Conference

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Monday, January 1, 2024 - 9:20pm
English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

The organizing committee of the 2024 ELLAK International Conference invites submissions for the special session titled “Revisiting the Korean Wave in a Global Context.” The conference will be held at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, on December 12-14, 2024, under the theme of “Rethinking the Global English Studies.”

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THE 8TH ANNUAL GLOBAL SOUTHS CONFERENCE

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Monday, December 18, 2023 - 3:47pm
Department of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 2, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

CONFERENCE THEME: STEAM-Powered Community

Call for Papers - Sixth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Social Inequality

updated: 
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:12pm
University of Minnesota, Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2024

he Sixth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Social Inequality will be hosted by University of Minnesota, Roy Wilkins Center in Cape Town, South Africa, on September 3-5, 2024 at the University of the Western Cape, Bellville Campus.

Canadian Society for Digital Humanities Annual Conference 2024

updated: 
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:10pm
Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2024

CSDH/SCHN Congress 2024: Sustaining Shared Futures
16–19 June 2024
McGill University, Montreal

CFP URLs
English: https://csdh-schn.org/csdh-schn-congress-2024-sustaining-shared-futures/
Français: https://csdh-schn.org/csdh-schn-congres-2024/

CFP Deadline: 12 January 2024 (https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2024/)

(Appel en français ci-dessous.)

'Fuck the Patriarchy': A Taylor Swift Conference

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Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:10pm
University of Kent, UK & Online. Friday 31st May 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

Named Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ and Spotify’s ‘Artist of 2023,’ Taylor Swift has dominated the music scene with re-recordings, a global tour and billions of streams. Singer, songwriter, performer and film director, Swift has excelled across genres, categories and artistic mediums. Bringing together academics, students and ‘Swifties,’ this conference will consider Taylor Swift as a major feminist voice and performer in the 21st century. Coinciding with the European leg of ‘The Eras Tour,’ the conference will offer a space to explore Swift’s feminist Reputation.

Topics under consideration might explore (but are not limited to): 

Exploring the Scandalous

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Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:08pm
ESSE Conference 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

For this seminar as part of the ESSE conference 2024 in Lausanne, 26-30 August 2024, we invite abstracts on the topic/narrative structures/media conditions of the scandalous (in the 19th-21st centuries) through the lens of  in_visibilisation. Scandals – in the context of sex, money or power – tend to involve obfuscation, an audience that is in the dark, but willing to see, agents who have an interest either in disclosure or in concealment. These interests are shot through with power that can be gendered, often contains a class-imbalance, is sometimes racialized, and not infrequently centres on non-normative desires. One area in which these dynamics of scandalization become particularly obvious are the cultural practices of fame and celebrity.

2024 International PhD Conference "Lived Experiences", Vrije Universiteit Brussel (hybrid format)

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Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:00pm
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for Lived Experiences, the international two- day PhD conference that takes place in Brussels, Belgium, on June 7th, and online on June 8th, 2024. This conference aims to create a platform for doctoral students specializing in literary studies, literary translation studies, and theatre studies to showcase their research and engage in discussions on the profound impact of personal narratives and lived experiences in shaping creative works. It provides an excellent opportunity for emerging scholars to actively participate in scholarly dialogues, share their findings, and contribute to the broader academic discourse.

Theme and Scope

F[r]iction - Graduate English Conference

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Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 8:03pm
University of Toronto, Graduate English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

 F[R]ICTION

    Conference date: April 26, 2024 | Abstracts due: January 10, 2024 (*extended deadline*)

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser, Professor of English (CUNY Graduate Center)

 

In Anna Tsing’s ethnography Friction (2005), Tsing offers “friction” as a metaphor for thinking about global connection: “A wheel turns because of its encounter with the road; spinning in the air it goes nowhere. Rubbing two sticks together produces heat and light; one stick alone is just a stick. As a metaphorical image, friction reminds us that heterogenous and unequal encounters can lead to new arrangements of culture and power.”

"Memory, Forgetting and Creating" 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 5:37am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Conference online (via Zoom)

18-19 January 2024 

 

Scientific Committee:
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 

CFP: 

Acts of Literary Creation- An Undergraduate Conference

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 4:37am
Department of English Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2024

The Department of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey) invites submissions for 'Acts of Literary Creation,' an undergraduate conference to be held Friday, April 19 April, 2024. Submissions for online and in-person presentations are welcome. 

From storytelling and architectural design to moviemaking and economic production, the act of creating is intimately tied to our senses of self and community. What is creativity? What constitutes a creation? What constitutes a creature? What are the political implications of the act of creation? How might an attention to creativity impact our understandings of the history of literary thought?

 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Epistolary Friendships Between Writers and Readers

updated: 
Monday, December 11, 2023 - 2:35am
Université de Haute-Alsace, France
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

 

Conference, 13-14 June 2024, Université de Haute-Alsace, France | Institut de recherche en Langues et Littératures Européennes (ILLE)

 

Working languages: French, English

We Need to Write about Art: Ekphrasis Now

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Friday, December 8, 2023 - 5:04am
Leeds Trinity University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

We Need to Write about Art: Ekphrasis Now 

A one-day symposium on contemporary ekphrasis at Leeds Trinity University on Saturday 6 July 2024.

Anglo-Israelism and the British Imperial Imagination

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:25pm
Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Anglo-Israelism and the British Imperial Imagination

Submission deadline: 20 December 2023

Anglo-Israelism is a religious movement that identifies the Anglo-Saxon peoples of Britain and northern Europe as the ethnic descendants of biblical Israel. It emerged in the eighteenth century and reached its peak in the early twentieth century, gaining favour among the upper echelons of society. Although the presence of official Anglo-Israelist organisations began to decline in England in the 1970s, Anglo-Israelist themes have been and continue to be influential in England and abroad. Despite this significance, Anglo-Israelism is not well understood by scholars or the public.

1st Aesthetix International Conference on Indian Arts and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:18pm
Aesthetix Journal of Indian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 25, 2023

1st Aesthetix International Conference on Indian Arts and Literature(Entire proceedings to be published in the Aesthetix Journal of Indian Studies)(March 9- 10, 2024)

Organized by

Aesthetix Journal of Indian StudiesIn Collaboration WithCalifornia Institute of Integral Studies, USAGovernment Brajalal College, BangladeshVenue: VirtualOnline Platform: ZOOMKey Features

  • Open Access
  • Double-Blind Peer Review
  • Plagiarism Check
  • Systematic Archival and Preservation
  • Standard Publication
  • Aims and Scope of the Conference

Theme of the Conference

the Enormity of Contemporary Violence: Special Session for the 2024 ELLAK International Conference

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:17pm
English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 4, 2024

The organizing committee of 2024 ELLAK international Conference invites submissions for the special session titled the Enormity of Contemporary Violence. The conference will be held at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, on December 12-14, 2024, under the theme of “Rethinking the Global English Studies.”
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Unsettling Territories: Fear in Literature and the Arts. 2nd International Seminar on Literature and Emotions

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:17pm
Centre for Comparative Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Date: April 15, 2024 - Fear in Children's Literature
         April 16, 2024 - Fear in Literature and the Arts
Location: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon and Online
Keynote Speaker: Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck, University of London)

Call for Book Chapters on Discourse, Meaning, and Understanding

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:14pm
Ibn Zohr University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

                                                    Call for Book Chapters on Discourse, Meaning, and Understanding

Discourse is a term that yields several meanings to academics in the human and social sciences. It is often used to describe a formal and/or informal way of text and talk, which seeks to empower some social groups and subordinate others in the social world. This definition might sound hasty at first sight in as much as discourse per se came to signify multiple forms of knowledge, systems of thought, and perhaps most important of all, the beliefs and attitudes people hold about life, death, (co)existence and the like.

Two Day ICSSR sponsored International Seminar on Myth, History and Culture

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Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:14pm
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, VASANT KANYA MAHAVIDYALAYA, ADMITTED TO THE PREVILEGES OF BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY, VARANASI-221010
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 25, 2023

 

Two Day ICSSR sponsored International Seminar on Myth, History and Culture organized by DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, VASANT KANYA MAHAVIDYALAYA, ADMITTED TO THE PREVILEGES OF BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY, VARANASI-221010

Dates :22-23 January 2024

Sub themes:

Myths and Reality Myth and History
Mythopoeia: Myth Making and Retelling
Indian Myths, Legends and Fables
Myths and Symbols in Art and Philosophy

Psychological and Social Dimensions of Myths Myth and Film Studies
Folklores, Orality and Culture
Orient and Occident Myths: Similarities and Differences
Myth, Religion and Rituals

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