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The Far North and the Global South in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Despite the increased prominence of the Far North in the political and environmental crises of the twenty-first century, this space remains largely absent from Global South studies, an omission that unwittingly reproduces outdated notions of the Arctic as a kind of terra nullius, a region outside both the Global North and the Global South, devoid of people and history. As the effects of climate change continue to undermine perceptions of the Arctic as a region isolated from the modern world, this panel seeks to explore the relationship between the Far North and the Global South, as depicted in popular culture. How might concepts of the Global South prove generative in relation to the histories of the Far North?

Contemporary Cyberfeminisms (NeMLA 2025 Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

“Rooted as it is by feminism, cyberfeminism is an imperfect umbrella term,” Mindy Seu frames her archival project Cyberfeminism Index. Though it traces the same exclusions and western biases of feminist history, she writes, the Web 1.0 term “cyberfeminism” also provides a quick shorthand for the much broader expanse of art, activism, community, and scholarship of its many branches, including “Cyberfeminism 2.0, black cyberfeminism, xenofeminism, post-cyber feminism, glitch feminism, Afrofuturism, and hackfeministas, transhackfeminism, 넷페미 (netfemi), 女权之声 (feminist voices), among others" (https://cyberfeminismindex.com/about).

NeMLA 2025 Roundtable: To (R)evolve or Not to (R)evolve?: Adaptation, Performance, and Pedagogy of Shakespeare Today

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Why Shakespeare? Why now? Why here? These important questions come up time and again in academic and performance discussions of the Bard as we grapple with the inherent tensions of studying and producing Shakespeare today. Even the encyclopedia Britannica participates in the ongoing dialogue with an entry—albeit a short one—defending “why is Shakespeare still important today?” In the midst of an ongoing (r)evolution, this roundtable seeks to address the pressing why-now-here questions as they apply to considerations of Shakespeare in all forms with a focus on adaptation, performance, and pedagogy.

“Reader, I Met Him”: First Encounters in Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Near the end of Jane Eyre, the title character famously says, “Reader, I married him.” It is a wedding her readers have expected and waited for, yet it comes after a rather inauspicious first meeting.

Fiction is full of first meetings. While a relationship’s apex or culmination might often be most memorable to readers, the initial encounter is also of special interest and significance to the story. Papers for this panel will explore fictional (or nonfictional) first meetings or initial encounters. Presenters may discuss a first meeting in light of the dynamics of the relationship’s development and/or ending, or presenters may choose to do a close reading that does not take into account the relationship’s future.

Call for Submissions: "Telling Women's Stories"

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:54pm
Conference on Women and Gender / Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2024

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities 

seeks submissions for the forthcoming 

Conference on Women and Gender 

to be held in person at Christopher Newport University 

March 20-22, 2025 

Our theme is: 

Telling Women's Stories 

This interdisciplinary conference on Women and Gender is organized around women’s stories. Our definition of “story” is deliberately vast and inclusive, and may refer to a personal account, historical or contemporary representation, or any form of expression that illustrates the breadth 

The Country, the City, and the Suburb (Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:54pm
56th NeMLA Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Sterile, tedious, vulgar: suburban stereotypes abound. H. G. Wells thought “the Modern City looks like something that has burst an intolerable envelope and splashed.” John Ruskin found “no existing terms of language … to describe the forms of filth, and modes of ruin,” of suburban development. Yet these supposedly repulsive spaces were extraordinarily attractive. What do the suburbs offer our understanding of the novel’s social horizons? The nineteenth-century novel's realism has been primarily understood as a metropolitan phenomenon. How does literature from the Victorian era to the present, within and beyond realism and the British tradition, confirm or challenge assumptions about suburban spaces?

In-Betweenness: Atmosphere, Traces, Media

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:53pm
Screen Cultures - Northwestern University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

“In-betweenness” evades simple categorization, boundedness, and singularity, yet it brings to mind the space and moment of connection, the indeterminacy of transition, the passage between reception and meaning. For this conference, we invite contributions that engage with in-betweenness, articulating movement across boundaries and margins, lingering in liminal experiences related to disorientation, queerness, and representation. We seek papers that challenge and expand media’s historicity, conceptualizations, methodologies, and forms.

UPDATED: RuPedagogies of Realness 2: The Shequel! Essays on Teaching and Learning Under Attack with RuPaul’s Drag Race

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:52pm
Lindsay Bryde and Tommy Mayberry
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Have you given a talk on drag culture recently? A conference paper on Drag Race that you’d like to publish? A thesis chapter on anything related to drag and/or social and racial justice that can be developed further? We are reopening this CFA for interested scholars to contribute a chapter to this edited collection.

Nineteenth-Century Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Fairy Tale

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:52pm
The Incredible Nineteenth Century: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Fairytale
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

The Incredible Nineteenth Century: Science FictionFantasy, and Fairy Tale is now taking submissions of articles between 5,000 and 10,000 words on fantastic and speculative literature from about the time of the French Revolution to about the time of World War I. We are interested in works from all parts of the globe.

Articles on early film (until about 1920) are also encouraged.

Studies on neo-victorian works, such as Steam Punk reimaginings of the Victorian era or newer fantastic works set in the nineteenth century are welcome as well. We are interested in not only written literature, but also films, television, video games, and other media. 

Justice-oriented Pedagogies, Affordances inAI, and Ethical Advocacy

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:52pm
NeMLA (North Eastern Modern Language Association) 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Justice-oriented pedagogical practices are adapting to the advent of generative AI by prioritizing equity, inclusion, and critical engagement with these technologies. Educators and writing instructors incorporate discussions and activities encouraging students to critically examine generative AI's societal/ethical/pedagogical/citational impact and explore ways to mitigate potential harms (Bao et al., 2022). Students learn about algorithmic bias and the importance of designing fair and equitable AI systems. They also develop critical literacy skills to evaluate AI-generated content and discern misinformation.

C19 Podcast: Call for Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:51pm
C19 Podcast
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

The C19 Podcast invites proposals from individuals and collaborators of all ranks for single podcast episodes that offer creative, story-driven analysis of topical events that spark connections to nineteenth-century America. We are especially interested in episodes that help make both the nineteenth-century and the specific disciplinary knowledge of our scholarly community legible and exciting to a wide audience.  As our podcast grows, we seek to expand its potential to engage diverse publics in the civic and cultural life of the past.

ICMS 2025: Science and Magic in Lawman and in the Brut Tradition (9/25; 5-8-10)

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:51pm
Society for International Brut Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

This session engages recent scholarship on magic and science (or natural philosophy) in the Brut, as well as in the wider Brut tradition, including work on astronomy and on the Merlinian prophecies.   As evidence points to Lawman's participation in the intellectual, philosophical, and theological currents of late twelfth/early thirteenth-century England, the session invites proposals on topics related to science and magic--broadly conceived--in Lawman and in analogous Brut texts.  The session allows for a wide range of potential topics, including prophecy, demonology, astronomy, medicine, alchemy, the bestiary, dream theory, the miraculous, Welsh magical traditions, and other references to the natural and preternatural worlds.  Inclusion of other texts in

Session in Honor of Elizabeth J. Bryan: Collaborative Meaning and the Brut 9/15; 5/8-10

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:51pm
Society for International Brut Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

To honor the work of Elizabeth J. Bryan on Lawman and the English prose Brut, this session focuses on the collaborative nature of Brut texts.  By examining both literal collaborations between scribes, illuminators, and compilers, and collaboration broadly conceived, as between readers of Brut texts or between texts and editors to derive meaning, for instance, papers in the session will offer insight into the intricacies of the production and reception of Brut manuscripts.  Papers will advance conversations that, in Professor Bryan’s words, “make room in our critical model for the multiple participants of a manuscript text” (Collaborative Meaningxiv).

CFP for ASLE 2025 Conference: Collective Atmospheres

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:50pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2025

ASLE 2025 Biennial ConferenceCollective Atmospheres: Air, Intimacy, and Inequality

July 8-11, 2025
University of Maryland, College Park,
ancestral lands of the Piscataway People

 

Call for Proposals

ICMS 2025: Postpandemic discourse in literature and art (Virtual panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:49pm
Lorenz Hindrichsen (Copenhagen International School)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

The Second Plague Pandemic inflicted unimaginable hurt and triggered multiple crises (demographic, spiritual, political, socio-economic), whose impact informed new artistic and literary modes of expression such as the danse macabre or the carnivalesque. 

This panel examines how writers and artists processed pandemic experiences, both in terms of actual outbreaks and long-term repercussions (such as peasant revolts or multi-generational trauma). Where do we find traces of ‘long plague’ (analogous to ‘long Covid’), and what form do they take? How do pandemic experiences affect collective memory and shared narratives? And what theoretical frameworks might be helpful for studying (post)pandemic discourse in literature and art?

Edited Volume Call for Papers on Sandeep Kumar Mishra’s Books/stories/writings

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:49pm
Rukesh Sharma
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2024

Edited Volume Call for Papers on Sandeep Kumar Mishra’s Books/stories/writings

Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2024

 

full name / name of organization: Rukesh Sharma-Editor (Kishlaya Books)

 

Contact- Rukeshsharma1586@gmail.com

 

CFP: Edited Volume Call for Papers on Sandeep Kumar Mishra’s Books

FREEDOM AND AUTHENTICITY - 6th International Interdisciplinary Conference (online)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:48pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 28, 2024

Conference: 22-23 August 2024 (online)

Scientific Committee:


Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland

Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

​CFP:

Shoreline Shakespeares: 6th ASA Conference (Iloilo, 12/4-6/2024; Deadline 8/31/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:47pm
Asian Shakespeare Association (ASA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

CFP: Shoreline Shakespeares:
6th Conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association (Iloilo, 4-6 December 2024)

A shoreline is a dynamic border, being created, erased, and reshaped by the eternal dance of tide and time. It separates yet connects ecosystems, identities, and civilizations. Shorelines set boundaries but also open gateways to different experiences and perspectives. The shoreline serves as a focal point for exploration, transition, and adaptation. “Shoreline Shakespeares” welcomes papers that examine the literal and metaphorical meanings of the shoreline in Shakespeare and his afterlife. Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:47pm
Americana
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 8, 2024

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to Present > http://www.americanpopularculture.com

We invite you to submit in areas related to American Studies, American history, American popular culture, comics, music, film, politics, sports, fashion, food, fandom, radio, television/streaming, Broadway/popular theater, travel/tourism, etc.

You can visit the guidelines for submission here >
https://americanpopularculture.com/journal/call_for_papers.htm

Call for Contributors - Forgotten Spaces: Ecocriticism, Social Justice, and the U.S. South

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:47pm
Katie Simon (Georgia College) and Catherine Bowlin (Elon University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

The U.S. South is often a forgotten space within ecocritical discussions, yet it provides fruitful ground for thinking about environmental issues. In 2019, in the first edited collection of essays on the topic, Zachary Vernon notes that focusing attention on this bioregion might help “provide a way out of the limitations of thinking too locally or too globally,” and it might inspire a group of stakeholders to come to the table as well (7). One problem with ecocritical approaches is the long history of representing the U.S. South as an “internal other in the national imagination: colonized, subordinate, primitive, developmentally arrested, or even regressive” (Watson 254).

Towards the History of a Heterodox Tradition in Analytic Philosophy: Transformative, Humanistic, Conversational

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:46pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

CONFERENCE - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Towards the History of a Heterodox Tradition in Analytic Philosophy:

Transformative, Humanistic, Conversational

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, March 20th – 21st , 2025

 

                                                          

Keynote Speakers:

Adrian William Moore (University of Oxford)

Naoko Saito (University of Kyoto)

 

Organizers:

Critical Theory at the Endgame (Special Issue Apocalyptica)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:44pm
Apocalyptica / Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

Call for Papers Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica is an international, interdisciplinary, open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University.

Journal Editors: Robert Folger, Felicitas Loest, and Jenny Stümer

Special Issue editor: Bruna Della Torre

Article length: 8,000 - 9,000 words

Deadline: Year-round – 1 November, 2024 (for our next issue)

Contact: publications@capas.uni-heidelberg.de

CFP 12.2

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:43pm
JACLR (Journal of Artistic Creation and Literary Research)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

The editorial team of JACLR (Journal of Artistic Creation and Literary Research) would like to inform you that the journal has opened its submission deadline until 1 November 2024 for proposals for volume 12.2.

Critical Worldbuilding: Call for Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:41pm
Matthew Smith / Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

Critical Worldbuilding

 

Call for Proposals

Stanford University TDR Consortium Issue

"Critical Worldbuilding" edited by Matthew Smith

 

Proposal Submission Deadline: 15 September 2024

Submission Email: mwsmith1@stanford.edu

 

CFP: Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST), Fall 2024 General Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 8:56am
Journal of American Studies of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2024

 

An international biannual print and online publication of the American Studies Association of Turkey, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey operates with a double-blind peer review system and publishes work (in English) on American literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions, politics, economics, geography and related subjects.

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