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UPDATE_Culture-bound syndromes in Popular Culture/Call for Chapters_ROUTLEDGE

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 10:22am
Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

UPDATE 30 September

 

Dear colleagues, 

 

We are seeking proposals for two chapters on:

1. Voodoo death as a culture-bound syndrome in (African) popular culture(s): Nollywood, literature, media etc. 

2. Cultural illnesses from Latin America: Locura, Mal de pelea, Nervios, Susto in popular culture: cartoons, telenovelas, media, films, literature etc. 

We have secured a contract offer with Routledge. 

Please send your abstract proposal (400 words) + a short bio (200 words) to the editor at prof.irina.pelea@gmail.com

In case of any queries prior to your submission, please contact the editor.

Before Maastricht: Identity and Place in European Writing before the EU

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:41am
Institute for English Studies, University of Luxembourg
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Call For Papers

27th-28th April 2023, Institute for English Studies, University of Luxembourg

Before Maastricht: Identity and Place in European Writing before the EU

 

Reading Literary Institutions around 1900

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:39am
American Comparative Literature Association 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

To confront literary institutions means to confront paradoxes at every level. Institutionalization is the enemy of “real” literature and art, avant-gardists and critical theorists will tell you. Institutions standardize, constrain, and exclude while they assign value and invite critique. Conversely, there is no literature without institutionalization: it is only through institutional frameworks that we can communicate about literature as an observable phenomenon at all. And often, the fiercest critics of institutions are in turn the savviest institution-builders.

Reminder: Call for Abstracts--45th Comparative Drama Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:39am
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

45th Comparative Drama ConferenceText & Presentation  2023 Keynote Event Lucas HnathMarch 31, 2023   8 p.m.Reception to follow Hnath’s work as a playwright includes A Doll’s House, Part 2; Hillary and Clinton; Red Speedo; The Christians; A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney; Isaac’s Eye; and Death Tax. His work has been produced nationally and internationally, including at Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Soho Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival of New Plays, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Royal Court Theatre, and on Broadway at the John Golden Theater.

ACLA 2023 Seminar: South Asian Untranslatables

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:38am
Eesha Kumar, Tyler Richard
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

South Asian texts and cultures offer a panoply of terms that are difficult to translate. Consider bhāva — a keyword in premodern philosophy, dramaturgy, and poetics — which may refer to an emotion, a meaning, an essential characteristic, a physical object, a living being, or existence itself. In contemporary South Asia, numerous colloquial terms such as timepass, jugaad, and aunty evoke nuanced existential states, techniques, and relationships that call for careful (and playful) theorization. 

Aestheticism Now! (ACLA Chicago Seminar)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:38am
Aleksandar Stevic
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

To whom does aestheticism belong? Traditionally critiqued as an outgrowth of western bourgeois culture, aestheticism, with its assorted attributes (including aesthetic detachment, disinterestedness, and autonomy) seems ill equipped to respond to our contemporary concerns with marginalization, power imbalances, and the reproduction of hegemonic structures. And yet, the commitment to aesthetic detachment continues to pop up in seemingly unlikely places—in various corners of postcolonial literary production and in the writings of political exiles and Holocaust survivors. We therefore ask to whom aestheticism belongs today, who makes use of it, to what ends, and under what circumstances?

Global Decadence, Race, and the Futures of Decadence Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:38am
Cherrie Kwok
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Dates: March 31 to April 1 2023

Location: Online

Plenary Speakers: Shola Von Reinhold and Robert Stilling

Chair: Cherrie Kwok 

Website: decadence-2023.com

This two-day conference aims to connect those who are working on any aspect of Decadence so that they can share their research or projects with the field, learn from one another, and discuss the possible futures that the field might take within—and outside of—academia. This deliberately expansive conference invites short position papers and project presentations related to any and all aspects of Decadence from scholars and artists across the globe.

Literature and Culture: Diverse Contemporary Perspectives

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:37am
Post-Graduate Department of English, DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2022

Since the cultural turn of the 1970s that placed culture at the centre of scholarly debates, the field of cultural studies has expanded to explore the presence of meaning, affect, society, and thought in academia. Etymologically drawing upon the Latin “colere”, culture implies growth and cultivation, also accumulation and acquisition. Raymond Williams defined it pluralistically, calling culture a way of life at once material, intellectual and spiritual.

Posthumous Publication

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:36am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Though “posthumousness” takes a variety of forms, the texts within its ambit share a quality that Jean-Christophe Cloutier, in Shadow Archives, calls “a belated form of timeliness.” The editorial apparatus of posthumously published texts, such as Claude McKay’s Amiable with Big Teeth or Muriel Rukeyser’s Savage Coast, foregrounds these novels’ prior lostness and subsequent belated arrival in forms and contexts that their authors could not have foreseen.

Muslims in America

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:35am
Syed Hassan Abidi / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

The panel intends to explore the depiction of Muslim American identity across various discourses and works of Muslim American authors, filmmakers, novelists, and musicians who draw upon such identities. The diverse emergence of Muslim American identity calls for insights that examine such identities depicted in various forms of text and talk. Keeping in context the theme of NeMLA’s 54th convention “resilience” the session draws on the theoretical underpinnings of Edward Said’s notion of Orientalism in order to further investigate discursive constructions of Muslim identities along with various discourses and the role Muslim Americans play in shaping these identities.

Migration and Identity

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:34am
Syed Hassan Abidi / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Migration is broadly defined as the movement of people from one place to another and the people pursuing this journey are called migrants. However, there are various distinctions within the concept of migration that relates to factors that define if an individual should be considered a migrant, immigrant, refugee, or asylum seeker depending on their length of stay and motivation to migrate. Two major distinctions overarch all forms of movements that individuals make. First, voluntary, and involuntary; second, short term versus long term. Voluntary migrants include sojourners such as people who go abroad to study or visit for business purposes whereas involuntary migrants include refugees and asylum seekers seeking haven from ideology-based persecution.

International virtual conference on Humanities in the digital age: New directions and emerging trends

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:34am
Department of English, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru, India
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 14, 2022

Living as we do in the age of technology, we have witnessed the internet, social media, and smart devices penetrate every sphere of human activity. Technology provides  powerful tools to conduct research on a scale hitherto unimaginable: for the first time in history, scholars from the stream of humanities are facing the problem of data abundance rather than scarcity (Rosenzweig, 2003). New methods and tools are evolving everyday to analyse Big Data. New formats of presenting and disseminating research have also become available, of which pre-print archiving and open access projects are only some of the most common examples.

Video games and environmental imaginaries of the Anthropocene

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:33am
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) - Chicago, Illinois, March 16-19, 2023

Video games and environmental imaginaries of the Anthropocene

From cold, creeping survival in the Canadian tundra to neon-cathode dreams of a geoengineered utopia, from the weed-choked ruins of far distant future cities to the shattered landscapes caught under the shadow of nuclear annihilation, numerous video game titles across multiple platforms have in recent years contended with the political ecologies, environmental implications, and apocalyptic manifestations of the Anthropocene.

UMD GEO Annual Conference: Binaries

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:33am
University of Maryland Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 2, 2022

The University of Maryland’s Graduate English Organization invites proposals on the topic of “Binaries” for our 16th annual conference, to be held hybrid/in-person on March 3rd, 2023.

Coming from the Latin bīnārius, the Oxford English Dictionary defines “binary” as “Of, pertaining to, characterized by, or compounded of, two; dual.” While this can be seen on one hand as collaborative and additive, binaries are also often understood as oppositional or dichotomous.These competing definitions, then, form a complicated interpretational binary.

BrexLit: Writing the British Border in Times of Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:32am
University of Santiago de Compostela
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Invited Speakers: 

Kristian Shaw (University of Lincoln) 

Barbara Korte (University of Freiburg) 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

 

 

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, and Personal Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:31am
Melinda McBee/Southwest Popular and American Culture Assocation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 14, 2022

Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, memoir, and personal narrative are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted.  Send a 500 word abstract by November 14, 2022, to to conference's database at

http://www.southwestpca.org

Directions: Once you have accessed the above web site, you will have to creat an account.  After creating you account, on the web sicte choose Conference, then from the drop-down menu click Call for Papers/Submit Proposal.  Scroll down to the Language and Literature section to Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, and Personal Narrative.  Click the + sign under the Biography area, then choose Submit Proposal.  

University of Toronto Quarterly - General Submissions CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:30am
University of Toronto Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

University of Toronto Quarterly (UTQ) is currently seeking submissions. Established in 1931, UTQ publishes innovative and exemplary scholarship from all areas in the humanities. The journal welcomes articles, in English or French, on art and visual culture, gender and sexuality, history, literature and literary studies, music, philosophy, theory, theatre and performance, religion, and other areas of the humanities not listed here. As an interdisciplinary journal, UTQ favours articles that appeal to a scholarly readership beyond the specialists of a given discipline or field.

ACLA 2023 panel on "Humor and Amusement in Translation: Not Losing it"

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:30am
American Comparative Literature Association 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

In a world gradually opening itself to diversity, cultural perceptions are greatly influenced by translation of emotions, and their expressions in public discourse and art. But what happens when humor is translated? Humor in literary discourse harnesses amusement arising from perception of differences and/or contrasts, and as such, it is especially challenging to ensure that it retains its amusing quality despite the change in linguistic and cultural registers of perception.

Civilizing Animals @ ACLA 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:30am
Keridiana Chez
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

      In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the botanist declares to the utopia-planning narrator: “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.” Yet humanity’s civilizations have often been in tension with nonhuman animals: the dog-loving botanist imagines friendly, amenable pet animals bred and reared to emotionally service human needs while the utopianist envisions packs of mangy, diseased strays terrorizing a metropolis.

Postcolonial Ecospheres: Principles, Policies & Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:29am
Goutam Majhi, Sadhan Chandra Mahavidyalaya
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 7, 2022

A One-Day International Interdisciplinary Conference

on

Postcolonial Ecospheres: Principles, Policies & Politics

Conducted by

Department of English, Sadhan Chandra Mahavidyalaya

 

(Date of Conference- 15 November, 2022 (Tuesday))

 

Concept Note:

Limits of Characterhood

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:28am
Kayla Goldblatt
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 24, 2022

A proposed panel for the annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, Dallas, TX, and online, March 1–4, 2023.

Adventure! Danger! Romance!: Essays on Explorers and Exploration on Screen (edited collection; abstracts 11/15/2022

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:28am
Cynthia J. Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Tales of explorers and adventurers often blur the line between science and fiction, with chronicles of the exotic and the unknown becoming the stuff of legends and the building blocks of history. Explorer’s tales spin heroic stories of adventures that cross borders, shatter boundaries, develop new knowledge, and, in so doing, depict the causes and consequences of seeking dominion over people and places.

Ruling Visions: Citizens, Subjects, Sovereigns

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:21am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Midwest Victorian Studies Association

2023 Conference: March 24-26, Washburn University

Call for Papers

 

Ruling Visions: Citizens, Subjects, Sovereigns

Memory and Representation area of PCA/ACA 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:20am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

MEMORY AND REPRESENTATION  

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Memory and Representation area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites submissions on any pertinent topic (see description below) for the 2023 National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 5-8, 2023.

 

 

Memory and Representation: Area Description

 

Last Night’s Fun: Ciaran Carson: A Conference and Commemoration

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:20am
Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University, Belfast
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2023

Last Night’s Fun: Ciaran Carson: A Conference and Commemoration
13th—16th September 2023
The Seamus Heaney Centre, School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University, Belfast.  

This conference and commemoration will celebrate the work of Ciaran Carson, esteemed poet, writer and musician, Professor and founding Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s, whose high standards of excellence, and high-spirited blend of local rootedness and global openness (in poet Alan Gillis’s words) he personified.  The conference will provide an opportunity for an extended discussion of his contributions to literature, and of his legacy for future generations of poets, critics and general readers.

A Ponderous Hush: the Poetics and Politics of Silence

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:20am
Northeastern MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Our seminar “A Ponderous Hush: the Poetics and Politics of Silence” approaches silence in a way that can synthesize and deconstruct the overlaps between silence as a concept and as an act, aiming to confront silence's poetics and politics. In an attempt to disengage the topic from views which forefront silence's negativity (as in the "unsayable" or semantic contents which lie outside the sufficient operations of language), we want to interrogate silence as "tacere"/"Schweigen" (the voluntary act of remaining quiet) and "silere"/"Stille" (the absence of sound).

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