We are seeking chapter proposals for The Routledge Companion to Gender and Childhood. This volume will explore children’s gender identities, expressions, and embodiments across historical, geographical, and cultural contexts. It will consider this multiplicity of gendered childhoods alongside the intense preoccupation with children’s genders across a range of medical, political, legal, educational, and cultural spheres that span the globe.
Special Issue for the journal Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies
Dr. Tyson E. Lewis, PhD, University of North Texas
Silas Krabbe, PhD in progress, University of British Columbia
International Fan Culture in the Age of In/Security: Language, Literature, Music and
Technology Across Borders
SAMLA 95, Atlanta, Georgia
Date: November 9-11, 2023
Call for Papers
STARDOM AND FANDOM
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
SWPACA Summer Salon
June 8 & 9, 2023
Submissions open on March 18, 2023
Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2023
Call for Papers: Studies in Hogg and his World
(Update: Deadline Extended)
2023 Conference of Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAPACA)
MAPACA War Studies Area
Thursday, November 9 -- Saturday, November 11, 2023
Sonesta Rittenhouse Square
Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net by June 30, 2023
We seek your expertise on the work of James Baldwin for a forthcoming volume entitled The Routledge Companion to James Baldwin. The volume will contain forty articles on this author and his work, and it promises to be the touchstone volume on Baldwin for some time to come. It seeks to be comprehensive in its treatment of Baldwin’s work and seeks to present cutting-edge scholarship on this author. Suggested chapters for the volume are below.
Suggested Chapters for The Routledge Companion to James Baldwin
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.
Submissions should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words (not including the works cited). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according to the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be uploaded as MS Word files through our website and online submission system (https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/criterion/).
We are now accepting submissions for our Fall 2023 issue.
Shakespeare, Bob Dylan, and the Bardic Tradition
Proposed Essay Collection
Join us for the Pacific Modern Language's (PAMLA) 120th Annual Convention in Portland, Oregon at the Hilton Portland Hotel, October 26-29, 2023. Seeking presentations/papers in any genre for a session on the theme of health and wellness!
Submit your proposal using PAMLA's online submission form. Go to https://pamla.ballastacademic.com to login or create an account first. Decisions on proposals will be made directly after the May 31st deadline so that all proposals are considered at the same time.
Session Title: Perspectives on Health & Wellness
Call for Papers: 2023 Situations International Conference
Neoliberal Asia and Its Precarious Others
October 20-21, Grand Hyatt Jeju, South Korea
Established in 1968 as a direct result of Black student struggle on campus, the Black Studies Department—now Africana Studies Department— at San Francisco State University was the first Black Studies department in the nation. The establishment of the department also marked the institutionalization Black Studies “as a ‘scientific discipline’ rooted in racial redemption, liberatory scholarship and community revitalization, the discipline of Africana Studies is a body of systematized knowledge, theories, methods, and laws, which are congruent with the African centered paradigm and philosophy.” (Tshaka, 2012, p 29).
CFP - Postcolonial Narrations Forum 2023: Queering Postcolonial Worlds
6th & 7th of October, 2023 - University of Bremen
(Un)Common Worlds III - Navigating and Inhabiting Biodiverse Anthropocene
A human-animal studies conference at the University of Oulu, 4-6 October 2023
The year 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Rio Convention on Biological Diversity, and so little has happened that the fourth decade begins with the recent UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) declaration that we are now dealing with an existential crisis. One of the identified root causes of biodiversity loss is said to stem from people’s perceptions of other species – a realm of inquiry addressed widely in human–animal studies and critical animal studies.
Muslims in America
The SAMLA 95 Conference - (In)Security: The Future of Literature and Language Studies - will be held from November 9-11, 2023, at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, GA
This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, filmmakers, and visual artists. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces.
College English Special Issue
Heeding the Call: Insurgent Creativity, Eternal Stories, and Extending the Legacy of Critical Race Theory
Guest Editor: Aja Y. Martinez
Call for Papers
NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: APRIL 21, 2023
The aim of the conference is to consider the points of intersection between broadly understood ideas of eroticism, sexuality, and history, and the ways their senses have been woven into narratives of the past as well into the ways of narrating the past. Please visit our website at www.hstory.us.edu.pl/erotic-discourses for the full CfP.
Call for articles for the peer-reviewed academic blog of the PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies (popmec.hypotheses.org ISSN 2660-8839). We accept, process, and publish articles on a rolling basis.
Call for Papers: Uncovering British Chinese Cultures
TU Dresden, Germany
2-3 December 2023
New deadline: 1 May 2023
Seeking to illuminate an often marginalized space, this Clues theme issue will focus on female detectives who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color); span eras, genres, and geographical locations; and appear in texts, TV programs, films, and other media. Of particular interest are intersections among race, indigeneity, gender, age, class, or sexuality in these works, as well as projects that center BIPOC authorship and scholarship.
Some Suggested Topics:
CFP: Sixteenth Century Society & Conference
Baltimore, MD – 26/29 October 2023
Sports and Games in the Renaissance
A transdisciplinary PG research conference at Glasgow University and online, 12-13th June 2023
ʻAn encounter is perhaps the same thing as a becoming [...] You encounter people [...] movements, ideas, events, entities [...] It designates an effect, a zigzag, something which passes or happens between two as though under a potential difference [...] a single becoming which is not common to the two [...] but which is between the two, which has its own direction, a bloc of becoming, an a-parallel evolution.ʼ
Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet, Dialogues II: 6
Retro-futuristic Visions: Looking Back to Look Forward. The 2nd International Academic Conference of Yoobee College of Creative Innovation
Event Dates: 25 – 27 October 2023, Wellington, New Zealand
Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 June 2023
Migration has become a global phenomenon that indicates complexity and diversity. The mobility of people has also influenced how texts are migrated through translation and how it could influence cultural production. Translation, which facilitates “communication, understanding, and action between persons or groups who differ in language and culture” (Bassnett 5), plays a vital role in the migration diaspora. Texts like people, want to seek new opportunities, they search for a new life in a new place and time, as Moira Inghilleri points out in her book entitled Translation and Migration published in 2017, migration is a “continuous becoming”, it “necessitates movement” (1 & 3).
(Please note that the tenth Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference will be held *in person* on October 20, 2023 at Tufts University’s Medford Campus.)
“Ah! How cheerfully we consign ourselves to perdition!” exclaims Ishmael in Melville’s Moby-Dick, lamenting the “universal thump” of work that we tolerate only for the promise of “being paid.” Ishmael makes it clear that work—and its compensation—is full of paradox and contradiction, an ambivalent source of enjoyment and suffering incompletely rationalized by a financial transaction.
Proposals are sought for an edited collection of essays entitled Teens on Screens in the 21st Century, on the representation of teenagers in screen media that have appeared since 2000. The resulting book will be intended for college and graduate students as well as academic libraries, and will be published by an academic press (one has already expressed interest). No single essay should exceed 8,000 words (including notes) and essays in the range of 5,000-7,000 words would be ideal. Citations and references should follow the Chicago Manual of Style.
Time and Temporality in Medieval and Early Modern Jewish Interfaith Cultural Encounters
Association for Jewish Studies 55th Annual Conference, Dec 17-19, 2023, San Francisco, CA
Modern life has become defined in many ways by our digital experiences, and it is in this technological environment that a retreat to an idealized version of the past has been increasingly realized and depicted through social media. The distinctive aesthetics of cottagecore, dark and light academia, and vintage movements represent creative cross sections through which individuals blend pop culture, literature, fantasy, art, and lifestyle elements in an often fantastical, romanticized, or idealized version of the past—one inherently informed by and expressed through a modern, digital present.