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Fans of Color Research Prize

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 10:29am
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Transformative Works and Cultures is now seeking submissions for the 2024 Fans of Color Research Prize. The award recognizes the best peer-reviewed article about fans and/or fandoms of color published in TWC in the preceding 3 years (for 2024, no earlier than 2021) and furthers the journal’s goal to support scholars whose work fills critical gaps in fan studies literature about racially marginalized and/or non-western fans. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

Submission details:

CONRAD IN THE FAR EAST

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 10:29am
Pei-Wen Clio Kao/National Ilan University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Call for Papers

CONRAD IN THE FAR EAST, Editor: Pei-Wen Clio Kao (National Ilan University)

Vol. 36 of CONRAD: EASTERN AND WESTERN PERSPECTIVES, Editor: Wiesław Krajka

The Maria Curie-Skłodowska University – Columbia University Press Conrad Project

Lublin: Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Press; New York: Columbia University Press, to be published in 2027.                                                                  

 

Call for Presentations: “Science Fiction and the Aesthetic Experience of Otherness”

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 10:28am
Association for Philosophy and Literature Conference “Borders/Freedom/Civility” Gettysburg, PA, June 12-15, 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

We are seeking speakers to fill up a panel at the APL Conference “Borders/Freedom/Civility” at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, June 12-15, 2024, on the question of how science fiction aesthetics, the experience of science fiction, and the experience of otherness in science fiction relate. Science Fiction is one of the foremost genres exploring the relation between the alien other as a way of thinking through interhuman relations across borders, but, as a liminally “high” literary form, it is often excluded from discussions of the aesthetic experience of literature as a driving force of intellectual engagement.

"Making Nature: The Labor of Natural History," June 6–7, 2024

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 10:28am
American Philosophical Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Inspired by the APS Museum’s upcoming exhibition Sketching Splendor: Natural History in America, 1750-1850 the American Philosophical Society is organizing a daylong conference that will explore the ways humans have imagined, depicted, and constructed representations and knowledge about the natural world over time. The conference aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, scientists, naturalists, and collection professionals, as well as artists, filmmakers, climate activists, and others to consider the different forms of labor and expertise that have contributed to shaping past, present, and future understandings of nature as well as the place of humans within it.

IMPOST: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 10:27am
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of creative writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, short dramatic pieces, and literary journalism), as well as scholarly essays in all fields of English studies.

Fourteenth International Melville Society Conference, 2025: Oceanic Melville

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 10:26am
The Melville Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Call for Papers

 

Fourteenth International Melville Society Conference

University of Connecticut (maritime campus), Avery Point, Connecticut, USA

Dates: June 16-19, 2025

 

Deadline for Proposals: October 15, 2024

 

Conference Theme: Oceanic Melville

 

Meditation and water are wedded forever.

Moby-Dick, Chapter 1

 

The oceans cover two thirds of our planet’s surface and are responsible

for over half of our oxygen and one fifth of our nutrition. They are in trouble.

Renaissance Drama Session--SCMLA in New Orleans

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 10:26am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

We are presently accepting abstract submissions for the Renaissance Drama session(s) at the 81st meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association conference.

The conference will be held September 19-21, 2024, in New Orleans, LA at Hotel Monteleone.

Call for Papers – Colour Turn: Interdisciplinary Journal of Colour Research

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 10:26am
Colour Turn: Interdisciplinary Journal of Colour Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 8, 2024

Colour Turn invites abstracts on all areas of colour research and colour science. This includes research in the humanities and natural sciences. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary papers are also welcome.

Please send a 250-word abstract to submission[at]colourturn.net by Monday, April 8.
Please be sure to include your name, contact details and the title of the paper in your abstract.

For more information on the concept of the journal and our submission guidelines, please visit our website at colourturn.net.

About Colour Turn

Call for Papers on South Asian Studies

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 10:26am
Journal of South Asian Exchanges
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

ies and Social Sciences

Menu Call for Papers on South Asian Studies 

The Journal of South Asian Exchanges invites original research papers, theoretical studies, book reviews, and review articles on a wide range of topics related to South Asia. The journal is open to scholars, academics, and practitioners who are interested in discussing and deliberating on the path to South Asia in 2024 and the potential futures of South Asia. The journal will cover a wide range of themes, including but not limited to:

“Bela Lugosi’s Dead” at 45: A Celebration of Goth Music and Subculture Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 10:25am
Noah Gallego and Rachel Birke
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Deadline: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 (World Goth Day!)

Conference Dates: Friday-Sunday, August 16-18, 2024 

Format: Online (via Zoom, PST)

Abstract: 150 words + short biographical statement + time zone

Submit to: bld45conference@gmail.com

Contact for inquiries: Noah Gallego @noahrgallego@gmail.com, cc: Rachel Birke @ rbirk001@g.ucla.edu (Subject Line: BLD45 Conference)

"Undead, undead, undead"

General Call for Papers

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 1:22am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Rethinking Body in Medical Humanities

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 1:21am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

Rethinking Body in Medical Humanities

Mediations of Body in Popular Spaces/Culture

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 1:21am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Fraught with moral, religious, racial, sexual, and transgressive configurations, the body is a potent site for reflective practices within popular culture. The self-reflexive matrix of popular culture’s representations of human body functions as a site for materializing possibilities of varying forms of living. As a cultural sign, body features in both normative and non-normative debates on identity, selfhood, social relations, power, institutional surveillance and regulation. The practice of its representations, on the other hand, traditionally enables a culture of shared meaning-making which shapes how an individual perceives, thinks, feels, and acts amidst the production and circulation of discourses.

Tales of Resistance and Resilience: Cinemascapes from Contemporary India

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 11:22pm
Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

Cinema in contemporary India has been evolving in multifarious ways, technological innovations and the multiplicity of digital platforms significantly altering the experience of film production and reception. Apart from the mainstream Hindi cinema that enjoyed a national viewership till recent times, regional films have also emerged as popular forms of entertainment across the nation. Popular Indian cinema is being redefined and in this new environment, regional content is appreciated, new genres are welcomed, and a new viewing experience is well appreciated. Film production methods have also changed radically, with independent films gaining in popularity especially among the urban audience.

Gloria Naylor’s 1996: A Teaching Companion (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 6:14pm
Tarshia Griffin, Isaiah Frost Rivera
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Gloria Naylor’s fictionalized memoir 1996 (2005) remains the least studied but most controversial selection in her decades-long literary output. Published by Third World Press at the tailend of her illustrious career, 1996 stands in stark contrast to Naylor’s iconic tetralogy — which includes Women of Brewster Place (1982), Linden Hills (1985), Mama Day (1988), and Bailey’s Cafe (1992), as well as the sibling text Men of Brewster Place (1998) — by centering the author herself in its bold critiques of state power and the ways marginalized communities fight to uphold it.

Gender and the Public Sphere

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 4:21pm
Texas Tech Women's & Gender Studies Program
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 4, 2024

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Texas Tech University’s 40th Women’s & Gender Studies annual spring conference, to be held on April 11, 2024, invites submissions on the theme Gender and The Public Sphere. Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on topics related to gendered public discourses, the representations of gender in public life and popular culture, and all the nuanced meanings of Jurgen Habermas’s twentieth-century concept of the “public sphere” as it relates to emerging research on gender and sexuality. The conference seeks to explore questions such as:

Rethinking Marginality: Inclusion and Ableism

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 2:45pm
Pharos University, University of New Mexico, and Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2024

Rethinking Marginality: Inclusion and Ableism

Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt – in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and the University of New Mexico, USA–cordially invites you to participate in its international conference titled “Rethinking Marginality: Inclusion and Ableism,” to be held onsite from 1 – 2 March 2024.

Special Issue of Post45, "Race and Animality Reconsidered"

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 1:21pm
Samantha Pergadia and Alex Alston
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

We are proposing a special issue of Post-45 Journal, titled “Race and Animality Reconsidered.” In light of a host of recent interventions and discourses emerging from Black studies, postcolonial studies, environmental studies, and other fields, this special issue seeks to highlight contemporary work on the entanglements of racialization or racialized gendering and animalization, including what this means for the material lives of human and nonhuman animals since WWII.

New Writing Journal seeks articles, creative work, articles on pedagogy, genre and more

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 10:20am
New Writing journal (Routledge/Taylor and Francis)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Routledge) seeks high quality articles, as well as creative work.

Articles submitted might focus on any aspect of Creative Writing Studies, including, for example:

• Creative Writing in universities and colleges
• pedagogy, practice or research topics
• the processes of creative writers, their drafts and completed works
• the history of particular writing forms
• analysis of particular creative works

Submission length is open. 

Creative Industries Journal - Call for Guest Reviewers

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 10:07am
Creative Industries Journal (Routledge)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

 

Call for Well-Qualified Guest Reviewers

The international peer-reviewed Creative Industries Journal [CIJ] (Routledge/ Taylor and Francis), now in its 13th volume and approaching its 14th year, seeks to create a pool of guest reviewers, who possess the requisite expertise, to complement our Peer Review Board and Editorial team.

Theorizing Cyborgs, Elves, and Vampires: Popular Genres in the Academy

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 8:41am
Binghamton University Comparative Literature Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2024

The Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization at Binghamton University invites proposals for papers discussing popular genres for our graduate conferencescheduled for April 12-13, 2024.

 

There has been a heightened academic interest in popular genres within the last decade. Scholars have approached these texts from a variety of lenses, and—with our graduate conference—we hope to make space for further research through various forms of critical engagement. In addition to welcoming essays regarding individual texts and specific genres, we are also interested in examining the state of popular genres in the academy, and especially encourage submissions engaged with non-Western texts and theory.

 

Erasure, Resistance, and Innovation: Two-Day International Conference on Language, Literature, and Linguistics

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 7:20am
University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, Pakistan
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2024

Faculty of Languages and Literature (FoLL), University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, Pakistan is organizing a Two-day International Conference on Language, Literature, and Linguistics on the theme of Erasure, Resistance, and Innovation on June 13 - 14, 2024,(Online and In-person).  Political erasure of unwanted individuals, communities, cultures, identities, languages, and knowledge through forced and orchestrated collective amnesia has been endemic in human history. Power has always openly and surreptitiously been involved in deciding whose knowledge matters. Which language and meaning matter to be sensible? Who matters as a human? Whose sufferings matter as grievable?

Consensual Play

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:05pm
The Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds invites submissions for a guest edited special issue exploring consent in games. The issues surrounding consent are far-reaching, and what constitutes consent continues to be a live subject of debate in wide-ranging arenas (including healthcare choices, data access, gun ownership rights, and sexual assault). As discussions around consent and entitlement swirl around the public sphere, game scholars and designers have a critical opportunity to explore this crucial cultural conversation through the lens of games.

Hearing in/Justice

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:04pm
Alex Feldman and Victoria Scrimer
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 4, 2024

We invite abstracts for papers on legal/ political hearings, inquiries and investigations in/ as theatre or performance, for in-person presentation at this year's Law, Culture & Humanities conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (May 17th-18th 2024). 

Edited Collection/Fairy Tales

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:04pm
Fairy Tales and Social Critique in Adaptations by Women Writers
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Edited Collection: Fairy Tales and Social Critique in Adaptations by Women Writers

This collection considers how women writers subvert normative structures in their adaptations of fairy tales. Though fairy tales, as a genre, have long been associated with conservative values, writers like Anne Sexton , Angela Carter, and Emma Donoghue, among others reimagine fairy tales as the instrument of social critique of traditional structures. The essays in this collection consider the way women writers rewrite mythologies inherited from the past, charting the decline of aristocratic systems and entrenched class structures. 

Interested Contributors should send their chapter, an abstract, and a CV to the editor, Dr. Laura Alexander at

International Conference Counter-Image 2024 - Visual Culture and Ecological Thinking: reimagining relationships in the world

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:04pm
EVAM, ICNOVA e Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2024

International Conference Counter-Image 2024 - Visual Culture and Ecological Thinking: reimagining relationships in the world

 

7, 8 & 9 August 2024

Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas , Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil.

 

There is an extractivist monoculture of the way of producing images that performs imagery itself as a mere representation of a given world and which has the effect of homogenising pictures and, therefore, the possibility of performing worlds. How can we address these issues?

 

Composition, Writing, and Research with AI: A (Re) Examination of The Politics of and Artificial Intelligence " Virtual Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:04pm
Howard University's Sigma Tau Delta's International English Honor Society's Theta Theta Chapter and the Department of English Present:
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2024

Topics included but not limited to the following: 

 

*The Rhetoric of Racism in AI
The Rhetoric of Sexism in AI
The Rhetoric of Homoohobia in AI
The Politics of AI and Linguistics
Cultivating Effective Teaching and Learning With AI
Ethics With Language Generated Programs For Students’ Writing and Research

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