Fandom today is often entangled with digital platforms, which offer spaces and features that make some aspects of fan culture more widely accessible amid increasingly globalized communities and models of consumption. Fans are perceived to be early adopters of new technologies, particularly those that provide space for gathering and community building. Likewise, many types of fan works, fan labor, and fandom participation depend on certain platforms for hosting, sharing, distributing, and discussing such content. However, fans also have complicated relationships with platforms, whether because their needs and uses are in conflict with other stakeholders or because platforms can generate and challenge notions of access, accountability, and community.
Call for Chapters:
The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison
Editor: Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, CUNY
This is a call for chapter proposals for The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison. This companion text is intended for a scholarly audience and as support for newer Morrison scholars as they approach their research.
Each chapter of the book has a dual function: to offer a new reading of Morrison and to review the Morrison scholarship in whatever general terrain the chapter falls within:
Call For Papers:
Tentative Title: Dance and the Black Body
Katrina Thompson Moore, Saint Louis University
Kwakiutl Dreher, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
At Half-Light Press, we're interested in hybrids, in margins, in liminal spaces, and smearing boundaries in order to create a broadened creative community. We aim to publish works that slip nooses and evade any easy definition.
Updated: May 15/12022
Dances With Things: Scriptive Objects in Quotidian Performance
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel
Los Angeles, California.
FINAL REMINDER: DEADLINE MONDAY, MAY 16TH
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Innovations in Creative Writing Studies Research: Methods, Methodologies, Practices (working title)
Ben Ristow, Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Jon Udelson, Shenandoah University
Disrupting Dominance in the Archive
Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th December 2022
Call for Papers deadline – 18th May 2022
It is anticipated that this conference will be held on-site at UAL’s London College of Communication at Elephant and Castle or online. Please indicate your preference when you apply. This conference is a joint collaboration across University of the Arts London, Kingston University and Sheffield Hallam University.
Aim and scope
Mind the Gap 2022: An Interdisciplinary PG-focused Virtual Conference on LGBTQIA+ Research and Community is a free two-day postgraduate conference hosted online by a group of PG students at King’s College London to take place on the 30th and 31st of July 2022. Our aim is to address and explore ways to access the gaps between academic research and everyday LGBTQIA+ realities. With this interdisciplinary conference we want to provide a space to enable the building of bridges between what is written in theory and what is experienced in practice. To facilitate this endeavour, we will invite LGBTQIA+ speakers, community experts, creatives, and activists to complement the PG talks. We will explore a number of questions relevant to LGBTQIA+ lives.
C.D. Wright in Context—A Contemporaries at Post45 Cluster
Frank Church Symposium 2023
Europe at a Crossroads: Progression or Regression?
March 9-10, 2023
(To be hosted HYBRID - Virtual and In-person)
Dear colleagues and friends,
the deadline of the sixth call for proposals of USAbroad – Journal of American History and Politics has been extended until May 23.
Call for Papers
Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities
Annual CAMC Conference
Friday, 28 October 2022
ICC Building, Coventry University
The Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities (CAMC) invites proposals for contributions to our 2022/23 annual conference on the theme of Creative Climates.
We are delighted to announce that the Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya at the Universitat de València and the Institut Interuniversitari de Llengües Modernes Aplicades de la Comunitat Valenciana (IULMA) will be hosting, on the 19th-21st of October 2022 in Valencia, Spain, the II International Conference on Discourses of Fictional (Digital) TV Series.
This second edition will focus on the representations of Gender and Social Inequality in fictional DTVS narratives and discourses.
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Educational or Sensational? Finding the Line between Reality TV and Documentary by Lexington Books
Edited by Shanna Gilkeson, M.A., A.B.D and Sadaf Ali, Ph.D
Eastern Michigan University
EXTENDED DUE DATE
IASA World Congress 2022
International American Studies Association
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
IASA 10th World Congress
28th to 30th October, 2022
Call for Papers
Matters of Life: Human Scapes and Scopes
Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.
-Thomas Paine, Rights of Man
*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with ISBN.
The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.
Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
Multiple environmental crises are increasingly inescapable at both transnational and local levels and the role of the humanities in addition to technology and politics is more and more recognized as central for exploring and finding solutions. Representations of nature’s agency have become central to many studies conducted in literature, culture studies, philosophy, history, sociology or political science. This conference aims to explore the relationship between the physical environment and text in its broader meaning as well as analyse the social concerns raised by environmental crises.
Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:
Humankind has always sought to explain its origins and the mysteries of life to map personal and collective boundaries, and to secure its sense of identity through the power of everyday events and occurrences. Exemplary accounts of imaginary happenings and supernatural creatures from a time beyond history and memory explain the genesis of the universe, the making of a living thing, the formation of an attitude or the inception of an institution. The essence of these traditional narratives reflects a certain system of values and code of self-conduct of a group of individuals bound together by social and cultural ties, and the cardinal virtues and vices of human nature captured in a conventional configuration.
Poetry is a constant, being produced by all known civilisations from ancient to modern times. Throughout its extensive history, the individual art of high emotions sublimated into perfect language has approached a vast array of subject matters, including love, war, social issues, the beauty of nature, etc. A particular exercise of the mind and soul, and a unique way of apprehending reality, poetry is a self-sufficient universe that intensifies and enlarges life experience. Pointing to inner knowledge rather than real circumstance, it activates different layers of perception, sweeps away human thoughts, feeds emotions and soothes suffering.
CFP: PAMLA 2022
Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian
Location: Abstract Submission Deadline:
Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel
Time: November 11-13, 2022
May 15, 2022.
Director of the Language Center Taipei Medical University firstname.lastname@example.org
The special session “Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian"
in the 2022 PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) conference will be
- Deadline for proposals: 30 June 2022
- Notification of Acceptance: by 15 July 2022
- Deadline for chapters: 15 December 2022
Audiovisual content has expanded into new ways of production, distribution, and screening enabled by the evolution of technology and the advent of new media. Apart from giving new life to older audiovisual works by making them accessible to the wide public through an alternative way of consumption, streaming platforms are producing original content that is meant to be consumed exclusively via online means.
The history of poetry is a history of repetition. Poetry has always been shaped by repetition, not only through the repetitive mechanisms of language itself but also through the meter, rhyme, structure, alliterations, anaphors, parallelisms, among other kinds of repetition at the structural, phonetic, rhetorical or lexical levels. In addition, repetition is also crucial for understanding literary periods and movements, as well as for grasping the relationships they establish with each other. Crucially, research has demonstrated how even the discourses of the avant-gardes, with their proposal of radical variation, are often linked to previous historical periods.
Reanimations is an interdisciplinary conference that will be hosted by OCAD University and the Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS). It will take place online from October 28-30, 2022.
This summer school, aimed at PhD researchers with a spatially oriented project in fields such as literary and cultural studies, film and visual culture studies, or cultural geography, asks what it means to read spatially – or to read for space – in practice. Recent decades have seen an explosion of spatially oriented approaches to the analysis of literary texts and other forms of cultural production. Ranging from literary geography and cultural cartography to geocriticism, geopoetics, material ecocriticism, and new forms of spatial phenomenology, these approaches offer exciting avenues for thinking about the many dimensions of real and imagined space.
Call for Papers: Beyond Borders : Youth, Politics and New Solidarities in Post-Covid South Asia
Editor: Prateek Srivastava, University of Cincinnati
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
BOOK PUBLICATION BY AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHER
The Ineffable Temporal: Coordinates of Time in the (Indian) Literary
This traditional session welcomes submission on any aspect of African American Literature that attends to how black writers use literature to bring out discussion on climate injustice. With the conference theme of "change," readers of African American Literature often miss the criticism of climatic injustice that is present in much literary work, especially of 20th Century Black writers. From Zora Hurston, to Richard Wright, to Jean Toomer, etc., there are many instances of a critique of climatic injustices that are often either misread or simply glossed over. This panel aims to reconsider black writers as the leading figures in both ecocriticism and ecofeminism.
Prospero, Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere, University of Trieste, Italy, invites contributions for the forthcoming general issue, volume XXVII (2022). Prospero is a double-blind peer reviewed, printed and entirely open access journal, published annually by EUT, Trieste University Press, Department of Humanities. 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 transdisciplinary relationships with other cultural expressions.