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“London Calling”: The British Capital in Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2024 - 12:00am
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) will be holding a free virtual symposium exploring the city that is London. Held online on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of December 2024.

London is one of the great cities of the world and has witnessed many events, both fictional and real. This conference aims to explore the multiple ways London has been depicted in popular culture, from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

“I canna’ change the laws of physics”: Depictions of Science in Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2024 - 12:00am
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

“I canna’ change the laws of physics”: Depictions of Science in Popular Culture

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) is back with a free virtual symposium exploring science in popular culture. To be held online on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th of October 2024.

Global Francophonie: Language and Multicultural Experience (PAMLA Panel)

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:21pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024

Submissions should be sent through the link below (after creating an account if necessary).

Global Francophonie: Language and Multicultural Experience (PAMLA Panel, November 6-10, 2024, Palm Springs, CA)

https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/19179

This panel welcomes submissions that engage with contemporary questions of multicultural and multilingual experience in the Francophone world. How do contemporary artists look at multicultural encounters - and what role does language play within those works? 

Neurodivergent Representations and Possibilities

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:20pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

This session will explore various representations of neurodivergence (autism, ADHD, personality disorders, anxiety, and depression, etc.) in literature, film, and rhetorical narratives. We are interested in proposals where depictions of neurodivergence are demystified, challenged, or elaborated upon: these discussions can explore uplifting, renewed, and positive depictions of neurodivergence, as well as discourses on problematized and stereotypical depictions. We ask that you highlight the strengths, setbacks, and possibilities associated with neurodivergence as depicted in literature, film, and other media.

Some examples of topics of interest include:

· Ableism and discrimination

2025 Katherine Anne Porter Session at the ALA

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:20pm
Katherine Anne Porter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2024

Christine Grogan will chair the Katherine Anne Porter Society session at the 36th American Literature Association Conference. The conference will take place May 21-24, 2025, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. Conference details and information about hotel reservations are available through the web site of the American Literature Association, https://americanliteratureassociation.org/.

Asynchronous short course on Multimodality and American Literature

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:20pm
Center for Education and Life-long Learning / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 14, 2024

Subject: Asynchronous short course on Multimodality and American Literature

 An asynchronous short course is offered by the Center for Education and Lifelong Learning of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, with emphasis placed on Multimodality and American Literature under the following title: Multimodality: Print and Digital Anglophone Narratives (3,5 ECTS).

Medusa: Essays on Different Media

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:19pm
Rachel L. Carazo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 8, 2024

This call for papers seeks chapters on Medusa for a volume intended for the series, Villains and Creatures.

Each chapter of the volume is intended to be an overview of depictions of Medusa in specific kinds of media; nevertheless, the arguments/theses of each individual chapter should still be original, using past works and research to develop a current (new) perspective on Medusa.

The proposed sections and chapters follow.

Section I: Mythology and Literature

Mythology and Folklore: This section will review the main mythology and folklore associated with Medusa.

UPDATED: Women Wandering Purposefully: The Flâneuse in Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:19pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Irina Gendelman/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 8, 2024

CFP:

Women Wandering Purposefully:

The Flâneuse in Literature and Popular Culture

(Edited Collection/Updated 6-1-24)

 

“I love walking in London. Really, it’s better than walking in the country.”

—Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

 

“Invisible Secrets in Pre-1865 American Literature” (SAMLA)

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:19pm
Michael S. Martin/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Recent scholarly approaches in antebellum American literature emphasizes the role of secrets and secrecy, as in Dominick Mastroianni’s Politics and Skepticism in Antebellum American Literature (2022); essays on secrecy in Emily Dickinson’s poetry (Jeffrey Simons, Paul Scott Derrick, 2011); and the secret lives of nineteenth-century literature (Harper, Dickinson, Melville, 2022) in digital media, as Kayla Shipp has argued. This panel explores the way that unstated ideas, points, or secrets are exchanged in antebellum American literature. “Secrets” could be considered as gossip, or social exchange, in texts; hidden codes or alternate forms of discourses in various forms of writing; covert, extratextual meanings in texts, and much more.

Call for Panel Proposals: Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC) Sponsored Panels for RSA

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

Call for Panel Proposals
Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC) Sponsored Panels for RSA
Renaissance Society of America Conference
Boston, MA, USA March 20-22, 2025
CFP Deadline: August 1, 2024

As an Associate Organization of the Renaissance Society of America, RCSC will be sponsoring up to two sessions at next year’s RSA conference in Boston. We seek proposals for complete panels on any subject of the Renaissance world. All fields are welcome. Please see the details below about what is expected to propose a panel, or consult the RSA conference website. 

Deadline Approaching: Engaging Global Cinema Cultures: Discourses and Disruptions

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Global Cinema Symposium, University of Texas at Dallas
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Nov. 1-2, 2024, In-person at the University of Texas at Dallas

 Keynote Speakers: Dr. Lúcia Nagib (University of Reading), Dr. Lalitha Gopalan (University of Texas at Austin)

Special guests include Samirah Alkassim (George Mason University),
Iggy Cortez (University of California, Berkeley), Shekhar Deshpande (Arcadia University), and Meta Mazaj (University of Pennsylvania).

Jubilee!

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

It's our 50th birthday, and we're having a party!

Please join us Feb 28th-Mar 1st, 2025 for a very special Sewanee Medieval Colloquium. This year’s conference theme is intended to be as capacious as possible to encourage previous presenters, respondents, and plenaries to return to the Colloquium to celebrate what lies ahead for Medieval Studies. The meeting is intended to celebrate the ways in which the conference has fostered conversations between established scholars and new voices in the field. To this end, we hope to create as many panels as possible that pair former attendees with new, emerging scholars as we think about the future of the discipline.

Star Trek and Disability

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Canadian Journal of Disability Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Papers — Disability and Star Trek, Special Issue of CJDS

 

Proposal Deadline: September 1, 2024

 

Hideous Progenies: Adulterous Adaptations of Frankenstein in the 21st-Century

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Kyle William Bishop
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

With the commercial and critical success of Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things (2023), I am assembling a collection of scholarly essays that will explore additional unfaithful 21st-century adaptations (in various media) of Mary Shelley’s 1818 masterpiece, Frankenstein. Taking a page from Thomas Leitch’s idea of the “Ethics of Infidelity,” I propose that investigating the longevity of Shelley’s essential story (the overreacher plot coupled with an animated or re-animated creature) as translated into a variety of “adulterous adaptations” would demonstrate how the plot, structure, character types, themes, etc.

11th International Biennial Conference on American Studies

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:17pm
Akaki Tsereteli State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 27, 2024

 

XI International Conference on American Studies

Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia will host a two-day international biennial multidisciplinary conference on American studies. The conference is dedicated to the memory of Professor Vasil Kacharava, the former president of the Georgian Association for American Studies and one of the founding fathers of American Studies in Georgia. It is organized by Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU), ATSU Foreign Affairs and Development Office and John Dos Passos Association of Georgia.

CFP Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis: On the Uses of Absence

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:17pm
Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2024

Soapbox 6.0: On the Uses of Absence

-- peer-reviewed; open to critical and artistic work; submission deadline: June 10; extended proposals --

The Coming Freedom: Censoring Queer Lives, Bodies, and Books

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:17pm
Kurt Milberger & Hannah Shearer The Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

The Journal of Popular Culture Special Issue Call for Papers

The Coming Freedom: Censoring Queer Lives, Bodies, and Books

About this Issue

Lonergan on the Edge Graduate Student Conference 2024

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:16pm
Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024

Lonergan, Human Dignity & Culture - Lonergan on the Edge Graduate Student Conference 2024

at Marquette University, held Friday September 13th and Saturday September 14th, 2024 in Milwaukee, WI

Call for Papers:

Environment and Society Book Series

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:15pm
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

Environment and Society, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking proposals covering a broad range of topics in environmental studies from the perspectives of the social sciences and humanities. Learn more about the 30 books already in the series on the publisher’s websitehttps://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/LEXES

Ambedkar and Community: Minor Figurations and Comparative Mediations

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:14pm
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 22, 2024

Singularly remembered for his influential role in authoring the Constitution of India, Ambedkar’s
thinking continues to provoke new thoughts on the normative orders of the social and the state.
However, foregrounding the centrality of “community” in understanding the social and the state,
this conference invites scholars to rethink Ambedkar as a paradigmatic figure—a writer and a
thinker—on community, understood as critical, even conflictual, constellations of affinities and
associations.
The idea of such a conference itself was an offshoot of conversations and contestations among a
few scholars of Humanities and Social Sciences in Hyderabad, working and worrying

Call for Chapters for Toyetic Television: A Companion

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:13pm
Sophia Staite
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

From G. I. Joe workout routines and Sailor Moon wedding gowns to Bratz doll make-unders and Ferby modding, toyetic, merchandise-driven television from past decades has proved remarkably resilient. Toyetic television clearly holds a far greater and more enduring cultural significance than definitions such as “glorified half-hour commercials” (Hilton-Morrow & McMahan 2003, p. 78) might suggest. It is meaningful to individual viewers, it becomes “social lubricants facilitating communication between one child and another” (Steinberg 2012, p. 90), and it can connect generations through shared viewing and playing pleasures.

Fellowship for California Black Women Creative Writers

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:13pm
Muses & Melanin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 5, 2024

The Muses & Melanin Fellowship is a supportive, virtual, fully funded eight-month cohort-based professional development program for 30 talented California African American, Afro Latina, and multiracial women creative writers of the African diaspora who aspire to become professional authors. The fellowship is designed for women who do not yet have a lengthy list of publishing credits, are not under a publishing contract, do not have literary agent representation, and do not have a doctoral degree in English, Creative Writing, or Literature (a Master's degree in these subjects is fine, such as an MFA or MA). A Bachelor's degree is required.

ASAT's 67th Annual Conference: “Harmony & Discord”

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:12pm
American Studies Association of Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

 

Call for Papers

ASAT's 67th Annual Conference

“Harmony & Discord”

 

Now Open: Submissions of abstracts for presentations and panels are now open for the 2024 ASAT conference, which will take place from November 14 - 16 on the campus of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. 

 

Special Issue - Breaking Convention: Genre Fiction in a Global Frame

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:12pm
Lucinda Newns, Bishop Grosseteste University (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Special Issue of Literature, Critique, and Empire Today (formerly the Journal of Commonwealth Literature)

Deadline for abstract proposals: 15 July 2024

Panel exploring the representations of motherhood in Canada for the in-person conference “Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives” (University of Debrecen, Hungary, October 24-25, 2024)

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:11pm
Zsuzsanna Lénárt-Muszka, University of Debrecen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

CFP: Panel exploring the representations of motherhood in Canada for the in-person conference “Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives” (University of Debrecen, Hungary, October 24-25, 2024)

Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:10pm
Critical Insights
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 28, 2024

Reconsidering her groundbreaking novel The Bluest Eye (1970) in 2007, Toni Morrison wrote, 

“Hearing ‘civilized’ languages debase humans, watching cultural exorcisms debase literature, seeing oneself preserved in the amber of disqualifying metaphors -- I can say that my narrative project is as difficult today as it was then.” 

To engage directly with Morrison’s own words in our present time, “cultural exorcisms debas[ing] literature” have skyrocketed in the form of book bans during the past three or four years. And one of many books targeted as part of these efforts is The Bluest Eye. 

Teaching Octavia E. Butler: SAMLA 96 Special Session

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:10pm
Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Teaching Octavia E. Butler: Call for Papers SAMLA 96

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association

November 15-17, 2024
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, FL

We invite proposals from educators, graduate students, independent scholars, and anyone passionate about incorporating Butler’s works into their teaching and learning environments.

Panelists are encouraged to share specific lesson plans, classroom activities, and resources that effectively engage students with Butler’s texts. Discussions on the challenges and opportunities of teaching Butler in diverse educational settings are also welcome.

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