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What's the Matter with the Culture Wars?

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:56am
London Conference in Critical Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Is the ‘culture war’ a distraction from ‘real’ issues? Conventionally, ‘culture-warring’ has been conceptualised as a cynical political technique to divide people according to mere ‘cultural’ differences rather than material interests. Yet, as Judith Butler once remarked in a 1998 essay, this framing of certain issues as part of a ‘culture war’ presumes that “the distinction between material and cultural life is a stable one.” Other writers, such as Amardeep Singh Dillion, have also challenged this common-sense distinction between ‘culture wars’ and ‘class struggle.’ In the field of cultural studies, scholars have repeatedly stressed that the realm of culture is central to the political and material life of post-industrial societies.

Queer Intersectionalities: Understanding South Asia

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:56am
Edited by Nizara Hazarika & Namrata Pathak
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Critical essays are invited for a book on queer representations in literature from South Asian countries. The local and allied global developments in queer literature in the regions and subregions of South Asia encompass diverse themes which bring to the fore the intricacies of political activism and demand for rights and policies cutting across myriad socio-cultural forums and settings. Emphasizing on how local, 'situated' and specialized knowledge is produced and how they impact operations of power in multi layered South Asian societies, the proposed book would throw light on shared and shifting conversations on/of queer communities across diverse disciplines, fields of knowledge and areas. 

 

German Anthology: Drag, here and today! Theoretical and Aesthetic Reflections on a Queer Practice of the Present

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:56am
Jenny Schrödl and Samu/elle Striewski (Freie Universität Berlin)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

In Germany, drag is a hot topic ... again. Through the spread and visualization of diverse, subcultural manifestations that long ago left rigid binaries such as king and queen behind, e.g. during the international festival go drag! in Berlin in October 2022, and through its entry into pop culture, not least thanks to the first broadcast of Drag Race Germany in fall 2023, drag is experiencing an upswing in Germany.

The 27th Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Student Conference: “Southern” Legacies in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:56am
Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

The 27th Southern Writers/Southern WritingGraduate Student Conference 

University of Mississippi

July 26th-27th, 2024

Call for Submissions

“Southern” Legacies in the 21st Century

 

The Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SW/SW) is an interdisciplinary conference, welcoming graduate students, creative writers, activists, and community members with interest in the U.S. or Global South from all departments and fields of study. The 27th edition of SW/SW will be held at the University of Mississippi from July 26th-27th, 2024.

 

UN THÉÂTRE MONDAIN : PERFORMING CLASS AND GENDER IN PARIS

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:55am
Arizona State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Like no other, Marcel Proust was able to depict Paris, from the Belle Epoque to the interwar period, as the stage of a vast mundane theatre on which the last scions of aristocracy who were also successful writers like Robert de Montesquiou, Élisabeth de Clermont-Tonnerre, Anna de Noailles, Marthe Bibesco, Carmen Sylva, Elena Vacaresco, Aurélie Ghika, and Ludmila Savitsky enacted their glamorous lives by turning them into striking performances.

 

New CFP Deadline: Jan 16th - Interactive Film and Media Conference 2024

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:55am
Interactive Film and Media Conference and Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

 CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Papers and Research-Creations

 

Interactive Film and Media Annual Virtual Conference

 

June 12-14, 2024, via Zoom

 

Communities Structures Entanglements

 

 

New  Deadline: Tuesday, January 16th

 

The VI Interactive Film and Media Conference 2024 is thrilled to announce a Call for Proposals focused on the compelling and intricate themes of "Communities Structures Entanglements." These themes present a rich ground for exploration, innovation, and critical examination in the rapidly evolving interactive film and media domain.

 

Themes:

Bodies in Motion: Reassessing Materiality through Space and Time

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:55am
University of New Mexico
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 2, 2024

Bodies in Motion: Reassessing Materiality through Space and Time

16th annual Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

March 29-30, 2024

Keynote lecture to be delivered by: Kirsten Pai Buick, University of New Mexico

2024 Conference Seminars, two topics (April 19-21, 2024; U of Iowa)

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:54am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2024

MIDWEST VICTORIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Seminars at the 2024 Conference| Call for proposals

April 19-21, 2024. University of Iowa | Applications due: February 5, 2024

 

Conference Theme: Evolving Forms

 

Liminality and Border-Crossing in Contemporary English-Speaking Theatre

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:53am
17th ESSE Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

17th ESSE Conference

26-30 August 2024 in Lausanne, Switzerland

 

Seminar 33

Convenors:

Sibel Izmir (Atilim University, Turkey)

sibeleceizmir@gmail.com / sibel.izmir@atilim.edu.tr

Claus-Peter Neumann (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)

cpneuman@unizar.es

 

Liminality and Border-Crossing in Contemporary English-Speaking Theatre [in person]

Hip-Hop and Comics

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:53am
Sheena Howard / Rider University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Hip-Hop and Comics

book anthology

By editors: Drs. Sheena Howard, Brea Heidelberg, Justin Burton 

Contact: showard@rider.edujburton@rider.edubrea.heidelberg@gmail.com 

(Tentative Publisher: University Press of Mississippi)

Notable deadlines: 250 to 300-word abstracts due by February 15th, 2024, for consideration.

 

Fourth Decennial Furious Flower Poetry Conference Call for Proposals

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:53am
Furious Flower Poetry Center
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Furious Flower IV Call for Proposals

    Words. Worlds. Abundance. 

The Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University invites proposals for papers, panels, and performances that engage the global histories, aspirations, and forms of Black poetry. Since our groundbreaking 1994 gathering, the Center has convened a series of decade-defining conferences that explore and generate significant developments within Black poetic activity and scholarship.

With a canonical perspective and long historical memory, we have, in the intervening decades, curated, catalogued, and nurtured Black poetic activity in its plural manifestations as it surged and moved from the margins to eminence.

The Florida Scholarly Review

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:53am
Florida College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Nowhere is the changing landscape of higher education more evident than in Florida. From changing student demographics and enrollment to discussions surrounding academic freedom, our institutions of higher education are at the forefront of many political and philosophical conversations. Oftentimes, the intellectual and creative work of the faculty, staff, and independent scholars that support these institutions continues to challenge and further these conversations. However, there is more fluidity in Florida than merely the political situation: our natural environment is in a state of flux as our population is growing at an exponential rate.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Lewis-Reynolds-Smith Founders Fellowship

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:53am
The Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Lewis-Reynolds-Smith Founders Fellowship

 

Each year the Hemingway Society accepts applications for its Lewis-Reynolds-Smith Founders Fellowship grant, and typically makes two awards of $1,000 each to support the development of a Hemingway-related project. Preference is given to enrolled graduate students, independent scholars, or recent recipients of doctorate degrees. Applications are due by Friday, March 1, 2024. Winners will be announced at the end of March.

 

40th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:53am
The PsyArt Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the 40th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at the Center for Advanced Academic Studies (CAAS), University of Zagreb, Ul. don Frana Bulića 4, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 26-June 30, 2024. CAAS is an educational establishment located in a region with a rich history that dates back to around the 6th century. CAAS was founded by the University of Zagreb as a public academic institution for international scientific programs and postgraduate studies .

2024 Seton Hall English Undergraduate Literature Conference

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:52am
Seton Hall University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 19, 2024

BOUNDARIES AND BORDERS

The Annual Undergraduate English Literature Conference at Seton Hall University
Friday, April 19th, 2024
Keynote Address by Dana Luciano (Rutgers University)

International Shaw Conference (Dublin, Ireland)

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:52am
Audrey McNamara and Justine Zapin / Shaw Conference 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

International Shaw Conference Dublin June 5 th -7 th 2024

Venue: MOLI, UCD Naughton Joyce Centre, 85 St Stephen’s Green, St Kevin’s Dublin

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference on "Linking Latitudes: Postcolonialism and After"

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:52am
Swami Vivekananda University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2024

International Conference

On

“Linking Latitudes: Postcolonialism and After”

                                        

3-5 February, 2024

Swami Vivekananda University

Organized in collaboration with

Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Taylor & Francis (Routledge) and SAGE

 

 

DEADLINE this weekend!!! “Johnson-Reed 100 Years Later”: Critical Reflections on the Global Legacy of US Immigration Quotas, 1924-2024

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 8:12am
nstitute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary and the American Hungarian Educators Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 12, 2023

“Johnson-Reed 100 Years Later”:

Critical Reflections on the Global Legacy of US Immigration Quotas, 1924-2024

 

 

This international conference is organized by the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary in partnership with the American Hungarian Educators Association to mark the 100th Anniversary of the US Immigration Act of 1924.

Date: August 22-23, 2024

Venue: Debrecen, Hungary, Main Building of the University of Debrecen

Postwar Area Literature Group CFPs - American Literature Association 2024 Conference (Chicago)

updated: 
Friday, January 5, 2024 - 4:12pm
Postwar Area Literature Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

American Literature Association
35th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2024
Chicago, IL

The Postwar Area Literature Group invites submissions on the following postwar and contemporary topics for the 2024 American Literature Association Conference, which will be held in Chicago, IL from May 23-26, 2024 (information on the annual conference can be found at the American Literature Association website). The Postwar Literature Group has three guaranteed panels this year, two in postwar studies and one in contemporary studies. Please review our calls for papers below, and email nicoledib@suu.edu with any questions.

"Postmemory and the Contemporary World" 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, January 5, 2024 - 10:08am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 2, 2024

Conference online: 22-23 February 2024

 

ABOUT CONFERENCE: 

Coined by Marianne Hirsch in the 1990s, the term postmemory by now entered various disciplines who search to understand how memory form our identity and how we position, articulate or just make sense of our place in the society and our relations with it. The term postmemory problematizes the concept of memory by bringing attention to the memories that are not exactly personal but that keep on shaping one’s life and one’s  way of seeing the world.

Towards Digital Justice: Transcultural Perspectives on Digital Inequality - 7 June, 2024

updated: 
Friday, January 5, 2024 - 5:49am
University of Wolverhampton and Oxford Brookes, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

An international hybrid conference sponsored by the Daiwa Foundation UK

Location: Oxford Brookes University, UK 

Contributions by Peter Boxall (Oxford), Sebastian Groes (Wolverhampton), Alex Goody (Oxford Brookes), Professor Megumi Kato (Tsuru University, Japan), Professor Ria Taketomi (Kindai University, Japan), and Dr Jerrine Tan (City of Hong Kong University, Hong Kong - TBC)  

Call for Articles - Shaw and Ireland

updated: 
Friday, January 5, 2024 - 3:25am
SHAW: The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 1, 2025

SHAW 46.1 (June 2026): SHAW AND IRELAND

All the President’s Men at 50: Investigative Journalism in an Age of “Both Sides”

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:47am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2024

 

 

Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents

 

All the President’s Men at 50: Investigative Journalism in an Age of “Both Sides”

 

Friday, January 19, 2024, Noon—1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom

 

 Register here

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_46vaWLnNSZGcQKnXVzYZkA

 

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies 5th Volume

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:47am
Billy Tringali - Indiana University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Volume to be Published in December of 2024

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) is eager to announce a Call for Papers for our fifth volume.

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies is a double-blind peer reviewed, open-access journal published by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. JAMS is dedicated to publishing scholarly works concerning anime, manga, cosplay, and the fandom surrounding these areas. As an open-access journal, JAMS aims to reach an audience of scholars both inside and outside the academe, encouraging public engagement through the digital humanities.

Bonnie Jo Campbell's Midwestern Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:47am
American Literature Association Conference | Bonnie Jo Campbell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS: American Literature Association Conference in Chicago, IL, May 23-26, 2024

Poetry - Call for submissions - the engine(idling magazine - Theme: The Slant

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:47am
the engine(idling
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Call for Submissions for Issue 2!

We are now seeking submissions for Issue 2.

The theme is: The Slant, as in …

 

“ Tell all the truth but tell it slant —”

 

Poems that explore the associations and connections of a unique mind. The poet’s eye. A perspective that only the individual could conjure. Worlds, experiences, thoughts, and events cast in a new and distinct light. Poems that focus on the strength of voice and personality. Poems that tinker with language, imagery, and unfamiliarity. We want a peek behind the curtain, to see how the poet sees.

Weird James

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:47am
Sarah Wadsworth / Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2024

Sharon Cameron’s Thinking in Henry James pointed up the weirdness of how consciousness works in his novels. She cites this example from The Portrait of a Lady, in which the subject of Isabel Archer’s reverie suddenly appears: “The effect was strange, for Madame Merle was already so present to her vision that her appearance in the flesh was like suddenly, and rather awfully, seeing a painted picture move.” In Mark Fisher’s account, “the weird is constituted by a presence – the presence of that which does not belong. In some cases [...] the weird is marked by an exorbitant presence, a teeming which exceeds our capacity to represent it.”

Proposals for the 2024 SC State Remote Intersectional Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:47am
South Carolina State University ISC
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2024

The Department of English and Communications at South Carolina State University invites proposals for individual twenty-minute papers/presentations for the 2024 Intersectional Studies Remote Conference via Zoom on Friday, March 22, 2024.

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