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C.S. Lewis and Last Things: How the Writer of Narnia Saw the End of Our Story

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:49pm
The C.S. Lewis Institute & John Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2024

C.S. Lewis and Last Things:

How the Writer of Narnia Saw the End of Our Story

 

4th November 2024

 

At Union Theological College

Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

Co-Sponsored by 

The C.S. Lewis Institute Belfast 

John Brown University

 

Rationale

Prospero 29 2024

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:49pm
Marilena Parlati
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

Prospero, Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere (A Journal of Foreign Literatures and
cultures) University of Trieste, Italy, invites contributions for the forthcoming general issue,
volume XXIX (2024). Prospero is a double-blind peer reviewed, printed and entirely openaccess
journal, published annually by EUT, Trieste University Press. It is indexed by MLA,
Erih+, DoAJ, ProQuest. It publishes articles and essays in the field of literary studies which
consider texts and textual analysis from a wide hermeneutic, philological and historical
perspective. It specifically focuses on literary studies considered in their interdisciplinary and

"Medicated" Nature, Poisoned Nature: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. and Nineteenth-Century American Medicine

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:48pm
Joe Hansen/Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

In the preface to the second edition of Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. refers to his work as a “medicated” novel. He also claims to have written his “medicated” work to provide a meditation on the doctrine of “original sin,” wondering whether the eponymous character is morally responsible for her amoral nature. With a background in the medical field, however, Holmes approaches the concept of morality and amorality from a purely physical point of view, forcing his readers to confront both the fact of the impressionable nature of the human body as well as the potential long-term effects on human psychology of disability induced by bodily trauma.

Anime Expo Symposium - JAMS@AX24

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:48pm
Anime Expo/Journal of Anime and Manga Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2024

JAMS@AX24

Want to present your work at the one-and-only Anime Expo? The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) and Anime Expo have once-again teamed up to give you the JAMS@AX24 academic symposium, July 4 - July 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This symposium presents an incredible opportunity to connect fans of all ages directly to scholars researching and writing about the medium we all love. 

Barbie, Feminism, and Learning through Media

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:48pm
Popular Culture Consitutency Group @ NWSA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

Pop Culture Constituency Group

National Women’s Studies Association

 

Inspired by the NWSA’s 2024 conference theme of “(Re)thinking Feminist Movements”, the Popular Culture Constituency Group is proposing the following panel for the 2024 Conference. We invite paper submissions from members and non-members of our group, and we look forward to meeting in Detroit.

 

ARCHIVAL PRACTICES IN CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTS: a model and a source

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:48pm
Archivo Platform
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

 

ARCHIVAL PRACTICES IN CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTS
A MODEL AND A SOURCE

 

26-27 SEPTEMBER 2024
virtual event

 

Archivo Platform and the Archivo Papers Journal, are pleased to announce the 5th edition of the Reframing the Archive – International Conference on Photography and Visual Culture.

Race & Ethnicity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:47pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) 2024 Hybrid Conference

 

Call for Papers: Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture
Current Chair: Indya Jackson, Ramapo College of New Jersey, ijackso2@ramapo.edu

Dates: Thursday, October 3, 2024 - Saturday, October 5, 2024. 

Location: Nichols College in Dudley, MA and Online*

 

Call for Papers: 'Materiality in the Short Fiction of Alice Munro'

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:47pm
Short Fiction in Theory & Practice
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Short Fiction in Theory & Practice

Special Issue: ‘Materiality in the Short Fiction of Alice Munro’

Guest edited by Corinne Bigot, University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, and Christine Lorre, Sorbonne Nouvelle University

View the full call here>>

https://www.intellectbooks.com/short-fiction-in-theory-practice#call-for-papers

‘People’s lives, in Jubilee as elsewhere, were dull, simple, amazing and unfathomable—deep caves paved with kitchen linoleum.’

(Munro, Lives of Girls and Women, 1971)

Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic at ONLINE VIRTUAL Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Summer Salon, June 20-22, 2024

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:46pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Call for Papers

ESOTERICISM, OCCULTISM, and MAGIC

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

2024 SWPACA Summer Salon

June 20-22, 2024

Virtual Conference

https://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on March 25, 2024

Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2024 

Prompt Engineering and the AI Revolution

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:46pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

 

Call for Papers: Prompt Engineering and the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Revolution

121st Annual PAMLA Conference (Palm Springs, CA) on Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies, Nov. 6-10, 2024

 

Abstract

‘Genre and Nation: British and Australian cinema, 1960 – now’ Conference

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:46pm
Robert Shail/ Leeds Beckett University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

‘Genre and Nation: British and Australian cinema, 1960 – now’ Conference

5-7 September 2024

 

Leeds School of Arts, Leeds Beckett University, UK

 

 

Despite the brutal, colonial origins of Australian settlement, and the ongoing consequences for Indigenous people, an enduring connection between Britain and Australia remains. As Rolfe (2022) argues, until the 1960s, Australians incorporated a dual identity as both Australians and Britons, and although American influence has grown since then– the British/Australian relationship persists and has been widely explored in screen media.

 

Philophantast: A Speculative Fiction and Philosophy Conference

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:44pm
University of Glasgow, Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2024

Philophantast: A Speculative Fiction and Philosophy Conference CFP

 

A free hybrid conference for postgraduate students and early career researchers to be held June 05 and 06 2024 at the University of Glasgow, supported by Glasgow’s Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic.

 

Deadline for Submissions: April 19 2024

 

Contact Email: philophantast@gmail.com

 

Call for Papers:

Poetry and Poetics (Panel In-Person)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:44pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The standing Poetry and Poetics session seeks abstract submissions exploring any aspect of poetry and poetics. Please bring us paper topics that encompass a wide range of subgenres; bring us specific time periods; bring us unique critical approaches.

Special issue CFP: The Global / Oceanic / Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:44pm
Global Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

Special issue of Global Nineteenth-Century Studies
CFP: The Global / Oceanic / Nineteenth Century

 

In November 2022, the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies held a two-day international symposium on “The Global / Oceanic / Nineteenth Century.”  Intentionally broad in scope, the symposium sought to cross-map nineteenth-century studies with key currents of the blue humanities, the Black and circum-Atlantic, Indian Ocean studies, oceanic ecologies, post- and decolonialism, maritime globalization, and beyond.

South Central MLA's Southern Literature Panel

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:44pm
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

The South Central Modern Language Association's Southern Literature Panel is currently seeking abstracts for conference papers that discuss literature and/or authors from the American South. This includes literature written by Southern writers or literature set in the South. Papers on any related topic will be considered for the session taking place during SCMLA's 81st Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA on September 19-21, 2024. 

Please send an abstract of up to 200 words on any topic related to this panel to alana.king@austincc.edu.

Special issue: Comparative Empire: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation, 1750-1914

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:44pm
Global Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2024

Special issue of Global Nineteenth-Century Studies
CFP: Comparative Empire: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation, 1750-1914

By the time the First World War erupted in 1914, most inhabitants of the globe resided within an empire, either as citizens of a colonizing power or as subjects of colonial rule. The preceding “long nineteenth century” had witnessed the rise of various empires with significant overseas colonial possessions—such as Britain, France, the Dutch Republic (subsequently the Kingdom of the Netherlands), and Meiji Japan—to coexist alongside imperial powers contained within contiguous land masses, including the Ottoman, Russian, and Qing empires.

Out of the Box: Rethinking Southeast Asia through Comics (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:31pm
Weihsin Gui
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 21, 2024

“Out of the Box: Rethinking Southeast Asia through Comics” (MLA 2025)

 

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 21 2024

 

 

We invite paper proposals for a non-guaranteed session organized by the Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic Forum for the January 2025 Modern Language Association conference in New Orleans. We seek papers about comics and graphic narratives by authors from Southeast Asia and its diasporas. Given Southeast Asia’s linguistic diversity, we welcome papers about comics in languages other than English.

 

2024 Southwest Popular/American Culture Virtual Summer Salon

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:31pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Call for Papers

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

2024 SWPACA Summer Salon

 

June 20-22, 2024

Virtual Conference

https://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on March 25, 2024

Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2024

 

Afterlives of Fanon Conference

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:31pm
Afterlives of Fanon Research Collective, UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

 

Studies in Musical Theatre Special Issue: Disability in Music Theatre

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:31pm
Studies in Musical Theatre
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

Disability and musicals have a complicated relationship. Usually comprised of athletic, triple-threat actors, the musical theatre genre is preoccupied with health and wellness–often figuring disability as a stumbling block to a musical’s slickly choreographed world. At the heart of musicals like Side ShowThe Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Light in the Piazza, a disabled character’s non-normative status is of narrative consequence. However, these inclusions of disabled characters with diegetic disabilities are often only remarkable because of their societally defined excessive existence.

CFP, Crime Fiction in the Multilingual Classroom (Teaching Forum, Clues: A Journal of Detection)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:20pm
Barbara Pezzotti/Monash University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Crime Fiction in the Multilingual Classroom (Teaching Forum, Clues: A Journal of Detection)
Organizer: Barbara Pezzotti

Crime fiction sheds a light on different cultures and societies, as well as challenges assumptions about gender, class, race, and ethnicity. By luring students into thinking that popular fiction is an easy read, an increasing number of language teachers have used crime fiction to teach both foreign languages and cultures. At the same time, crime fiction instructors have expanded their syllabi to include texts in translation that tackle important issues such as gender violence, environmental concerns, and racism. This Clues Teaching Forum invites short essays that address the following questions:

"AI and/as Form", special issue of 'CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture'

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:06pm
Sayan Bhattacharyya / Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

Note: This CFP is posted at CLCWeb's website, at https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb_cfp/2/ .

This special issue of CLCWeb is about how theorists and analysts of culture are approaching formal questions in the context of technologies of machine learning and generative AI, and, also, conversely, about how to theorize AI’s forms.

Global South: Incarceration and Resistance

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:05pm
Juyoun Jang/Washington College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

The editors of this special issue of the Global South are seeking contributors whose work engages with questions of incarceration and movements for resistance and abolition. As many major works regarding the development of mass incarceration in the United States draw explicit links between the development of the prison and the legacies of U.S. slavery and Jim Crow practices, this issue is, rather (or also), interested in examining the development of the prison-industrial complex through a global south perspective. In 2001, Angela Y.

Religion and Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:05pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

The Religion and Literature permanent section invites proposals for the 2024 Midwest Modern Language Association convention in Chicago. Those aspiring to be on the panel should feel empowered to offer proposals that interpret the concept of religion rather loosely by potentially including the humanities and health as faith driven institutions. Maintaining a broad interpretation of religion to include all intersections of faith, folklore, belief, and literature; expressions of belief may include creeds, mottos, mission statements, charters, manifestos, doctrines, etc. 

 

MLA 2025 Guaranteed Session: Making Climate Change Issues Visible in East European Culture, Media and Politics

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:05pm
Romanian Studies Association of America/MLA 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Making Climate Change Issues Visible in East European Culture, Media and Politics

Responses to climate change, ecosystem destruction, deforestation, pollution, urban and rural ecological movements and environmental policies in ROmanian and Eastern Europe. 

- literature

- film

-popular culture

- social media

Submit 250 word proposal to opopescusa@usi.edu

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