Since launching its hugely popular “Countdown to Christmas” made-for-TV movie series in 2009, Hallmark has expanded its offerings of American small-town romances to include Valentine’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year’s, and Hanukkah, as well as winter, spring, summer, fall, and “Christmas in July.” Dozens of original films are planned and shot each year, often in Canadian locations such as Vancouver and Ottawa. These now-year-round productions are formulaic, heteronormative, Christian, and overwhelmingly white—and they have been undeniably commercially successful, rocketing Hallmark to cable success and spawning imitations across multiple platforms.
We invite submissions for a Special Session Roundtable at PAMLA 2022, to be held in Los Angeles, CA from November 11-13, 2022.
Psychodynamics and Shakespeare
Literary Druid (ISSN 2582-4155) is delighted to announce the special issue entitled Psychodynamics and Shakespeare, commemorating the 458th Birthday of the bard of Avon, William Shakespeare. The bard’s birthday has been celebrated all over the world that falls this year on Saturday 23 April 2022. Literary Druid has planned to celebrate his birthday with a modern approach to Shakespeare, decoding his myriad works in psychodynamic perspective.
The MMLA’s permanent session on American Literature pre-1870 seeks papers that engage with the conference theme, “Post-Now,” in a pre- and post-Revolutionary context. The moment of the Revolution was simultaneously a moment of explosive ideological change and continued oppression for millions of marginalized individuals in the colonies and subsequent United States. How do authors, artists, politicians, intellectuals, and writers of any background confront this division, and how are they able to propose a future for the new nation that recognizes continued tyranny in its social and political structures? Interdisciplinary and multinational perspectives welcome.
In considering the Ars Memoriae, Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) envisioned a universe of many worlds, many dimensions. The practice of remembering and forgetting had profound political, intellectual, social, religious and cultural consequences in the medieval and early modern world. Frequently, the past served as a legitimising force, helping to justify the actions of the present or to graph future perspectives. It was therefore vehemently contested, habitually revised and amended, or even exploited. This two-day conference provides an opportunity for scholars to discuss the numerous ways in which memory practices influenced the pre-modern world.
Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:
Call for Papers (Deadline Extended)
“From the Black Death to COVID-19:
Airborne Diseases in History, Literature, and Culture”
Type: Call for Papers
Dates: November 16-18, 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: May 1, 2022
Venue: Virtual via Zoom
The Department of Languages, Philosophy, Religion, and Cultures and the Department of Education at Rockford University invite you to submit a proposal (abstract) to participate in the 2nd Annual Undergraduate Student Conference “Celebrating the Interdisciplinary Humanities” to be held both in person and via Zoom, on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, 2022. Students are invited to present their research papers in any area of the Humanities with special emphasis on interdisciplinary connections. This conference will discuss cultural, theological, literary, and philosophical inquiry across time periods, genres, and cultural traditions.
Call for contributions to an edited collection
Walking, Empire, and Nineteenth-Century Literature
Deadline for Proposal Submissions: July 31, 2022
Editors: Dr. Vivian Kao, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities,
Lawrence Technological University; Dr. Joshua Bartlett, Assistant Professor, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
The last few decades have been characterised by a growing interest in literary multilingualism. Multiple studies have examined the way linguistic diversity manifests itself in literary works, for instance focusing on multilingual practices such as code-switching. However, fewer and often isolated studies (Jacquet 1972, Gauvin 2004, Montermini 2006, Bürger-Koftis, Schweiger and Vlasta 2010, Loison-Charles 2016, etc.) have focused on linguistic hybridization in literature, a process “whereby separate and disparate entities or processes generate another entity or process (the hybrid), which shares certain features with each of its sources” (Sanchez Stockhammer 2012).
Cities come alive and build themselves from moments. Moments we breathe in the present, moments that shape both collective and individual memories. All these memories drift from a solitary pace in a crowd, to a dialogue between us and the other united by the urb. As in Dickens’s words (1859) “a multitude of people and yet a solitude.”
This conference aims at approaching topics from the past, both nearby or further away; topics from the present, globally, locally or glocally relevant and topics from the future – real or imaginary. Munford (1961) states that “the origins of the city are obscure, a large part of its past buried or effaced beyond recovery, and its further prospects are difficult to weigh.”
Children at War: From Representation to Life Narrative
Maciej Wróblewski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
Kate Douglas (Flinders University, Australia)
The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have been characterized by war and military conflict, from the Great War, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, through to the War in Afghanistan, Somali Civil War, Yugoslav Wars, War in Rwanda, Iraq War, Syrian Civil War, Russia-Ukraine war—these events have resulted in an overwhelming loss of lives.
According to UNICEF, children are routinely affected more seriously than adults during wartime:
Forms for Encounter & Exchange: Artist-led approaches to public pedagogy in the Asia Pacific region
Call for Abstracts: Special Edition of the Public Pedagogies Journal 2022
Keywords: the commons, informality, community, ethics, publics, collectives, grassroots, art & activism, peer learning, public/private space, engagement, collaboration, radical pedagogy.
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture, a refereed academic journal now in its seventh volume, is currently seeking manuscripts addressing how the construction of sexual/gender identity as conveyed in recent media and popular culture is changing. We are looking for essays that investigate such areas as non-binary genders, trans identities, and intersectionality, among others.
In 2015, the case of Rachel Doležal sparked a heated debate about transraciality and helped to establish an academic examination of the subject. The scholarly consideration of transraciality is in its formative stages and this edited collection is an effort to expand and develop the existing discussion. The first of its kind, this volume will include interdisciplinary contributions from scholars who bring a wide range of perspectives and approaches to the subject. We are interested in chapters that help us, as an academic community, better understand transraciality as a concept or practice.
“A metaphor,” wrote philosopher Monroe Beardsley in his Aesthetics (1958), “is a miniature poem, and the explication of a metaphor is a model for all explication.” Beardsley recognized the interpretive value of the trope, and metaphor offers a rich site to deepen cultural, artistic, and literary understanding of the early modern period. This panel seeks papers across disciplines that offer new theoretical frameworks for engaging with early modern metaphor. It also aims to foster transdisciplinary dialogue among panelists. Possible topics include visual metaphor, scientific and mathematical metaphor, metaphor in translation, poetic and literary metaphor, legal metaphor, Renaissance theories of metaphor, and problems of interpretation.
Special Issue: Staging Crisis in Contemporary North American Theatre and Performance, December 2022
Deadline: 1 August 2022
Special Guest Editor:
Felicia Hardison Londré (University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emerita of Theatre)
Diana Benea (University of Bucharest), firstname.lastname@example.org
Ludmila Martanovschi (Ovidius University, Constanța), email@example.com
Humanities Bulletin Journal - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: April 25, 2022
Vol. 5, No. 1 - May, 2022
Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.
CONCEPT NOTE AND CALL FOR PAPERS
CALL FOR PAPERS
It is my privilege and absolute pleasure to invite your proposals for an International Conference being organized by the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association, better known as PAMLA at Los Angeles for a special session on Partition of India: Fiction and Films
The Literature and Popular Culture area for the 2022 Northeast Popular & American Culture Association conference is accepting paper and panel proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2022 virtual annual conference will be held online from Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22, 2022. Abstracts are due by August 1, 2022.
The NEPCA Literature and Popular Culture area welcomes papers that analyze and evaluate the connections between popular culture and literature, understood broadly. How does popular culture inform and/or react to literature, and what are the implications for that relationship?
It is my plasure to announce a Call for Papers for my panel, "Literature and the Other Arts" for PAMLA 2022, which commences this Fall at UCLA.
Online journal of the Australian and Transnational Studies Centre at the University of Barcelona
Special issue edited by Benjamin K. Hodges (University of Macau)
Innovations in tech and science often begin with fantasies that embody a possibility (e.g. Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon, Dick Tracy's TV watch, flip phone communicators in Star Trek, and Neuromancer’s cyberspace as VR). Theory is followed by experimentation and prototyping, and ultimately a convergence with reality (although not without tragic casualties along the way, as in the history of flight and space exploration). In this sense, fantasy can be understood as both precursor and prophet of things-to-come.
IAMAS 2022/23 Conference
Mothering and Motherhood on the Home/Front
Part One/Working Conference Date: Sept 23, 2022 (online)
Part Two Conference Dates: March 11-13, 2023 (Chicago, IL USA or online)
Abstracts Due: Oct. 28, 2022
Theme: Mothering and Motherhood on the Home/Front
We invite proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of women in literature. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2022 conference theme of "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian."
Call for Submissions
Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Event Date & Location: October 14-October 16, 2022, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, 7 Concourse Parkway in Sandy Springs
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2022
Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org
Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph, Learn@Multiversecon.org
Global Nineteenth-Century Studies
Special issue on Poetry and Social Institutions in a Transimperial Frame
Ed. Fabienne Moine
A lot has changed since Neil Gaiman’s character complained “I’m sick and tired of women in our line being stereo-typed as black widows or killer nurses” (The Sandman vol. 2), both in popular culture and crime studies.
Puppets tread the threshold between human and object. On the one hand, they can appear as ideal revisions of the human, on the other as profoundly inhuman entities, characterized by their impertinent refusal to obey human laws, whether of language, feeling, or even mortality. Puppets exist at the nexus of the conference theme: quotidian objects invested with a fantasy of animation, of interiority, of drives, and independent goal states.