Despite forming the basis for many cultural and political norms in the world today, sexuality is also that which resists easy normativity. In addition to agitating for change in the form of legal rights, critical thinking on non-conforming sexualities has also raised the question of sexuality itself as non-conformist. This latter strand of thinking allows us to think of sexuality as always having alternatives, and also being alternative to fixed forms of itself. This theorisation considers sexuality both from the political perspective from which it is often studied, and also from the perspective of literature and the arts.
Turkish Shakespeares Project (Call for Researchers)
The Turkish Shakespeares Project seeks new researches to join its Research Team.
The Turkish Shakespeares Research Team has an interdiciplinary nature and consists of scholars who are from a broad research area and study Shakespeare in Turkey. Team – Turkish Shakespeares (wordpress.com)
While our current scholars are from the English Language and Liteature, Turkish Language and Literature, Theatre, and Translation departments, we aim to include scholars from other disciplines, including but not limited to, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, History, and many more.
The aftermath of societal and cultural traumas can be cause for growth, hope, change, and (r)evolution. The last two years have brought the world to such moments. Questions may arise such as: What is the role of Children’s and Young Adult Literature within and after such traumas? How do events such as war or pandemic cause reflection and change on societal, cultural, and/or individual levels? We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of Post Now.
CFP: PAMLA 2022
Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian
Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel
Time: November 11-13, 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline:
May 15, 2022.
Director of the Language Center
Taipei Medical University
Call for Papers
2022 Conference of Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAPACA)
MAPACA War Studies Area
Thursday, November 10 -- Saturday, November 12, 2022
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Princeton, New Jersey
Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net by June 30, 2022
"Un/Making Graphic History:
BD and Narratives of Resistance in French"
Call for Papers
Call for papers - Between XIV.25 (May 2023)
“The Illustrated Novel between the 18th and 20th Century”
Edited by Claudia Cao, Giuseppe Carrara, Beatrice Seligardi
Images: Past and Present **5 DAYS TO GO** Registrations are now open for the ASMCF SSFH Postgraduate Conference! This one-day conference has been jointly organised by the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and the Society for the Study of French History. We have a wonderful line up of PGRs in French and Francophone Studies who will share their research with us on Saturday, 23 April 2022.
UNCOVERING AN AESTHETICS OF NAVAL WAR LITERATURE
16 September 2022, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing invites submissions for Volume 10 (2022). For more information, please visit DH at the WAC Clearinghouse: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/.
Infobase, a publisher of databases for schools, universities, and public libraries, is seeking to hire a scholar to write a 10,000-word introductory overview essay on LGBTQ+ literature, from ancient times to the present. This essay will be prominently featured in a new topic center within Bloom’s Literature, Infobase’s premier literary database. This is a paid assignment. Interested scholars should contact executive editor Jeff Soloway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bakhtin for the Twenty-First Century, a special issue of The Journal of Festivel Culture Inquiry and Analysis
We invite submissions for a special issue, Bakhtin for the Twenty-First Century, which will include a foreword by Prof Sue Vice, author of Introducing Bakhtin.
Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, Agadir, Morocco
Laboratory Values, Society, and Development (LVSD)
Group on Ethics, Representation and Politics in Literature and Culture (EREPLIC)
An International Conference on:
ImmUnity and CommUnity
2-3 November, 2022
Call for Papers
Call for Interdisciplinary Papers and/or Panels at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference
Newsies, both as a film in 1992 and a Broadway show in 2012, has been a sleeper hit for all of its existence. Disney wrote the film off as a failure when it took roughly $15 million to make and only grossed $2.8 million – and yet, the film found a wide, willing, and devoted audience through VHS rentals and Disney Channel showings. The Newsies Broadway show was originally intended to be a licensed adaptation for high schools and colleges - and yet, the built-in audience was so eager for a Broadway adaptation that Disney Theatrical Productions decided to make the gamble.
As the series heroine par excellence, Nancy Drew has taken up most of the scholarly attention surrounding mid-century U.S. girls’ series, and for good reason given her popularity, longevity, and feminist leanings. Running from 1930 into the present day, Nancy has been foiling criminals for nearly a century, first as a spunky blond driving a roadster and then as a versatile titian-haired girl in a convertible.
Call for chapters
Researching the Influence of Feminist Film Theory
on 21st Century Films and TV Series
A growing number of scholars have acknowledged how the works of feminist scholars and feminist film scholars have influenced filmmakers and screenwriters (Radner and Stringer 2011; Roche 2014 and 2018; Maury and Roche 2020). The objective of this collected volume is to pursue inquiry of cross-fertilization between (intersectional) feminist (film) theory and films and TV series, produced in the English-speaking world of the 21st century.
Disability Performance and Global Shakespeare
Shakespearean International Yearbook (ed. Alexa Alice Joubin and Natalia Khomenko)
Special Section edited by Katherine Schaap Williams
‘The British Empire, Scotland, and Indian Famines: A Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network’ presents two conferences on
The British Empire and Colonial Famines: History, Culture, Critique
University of Edinburgh and IIIT Guwahati
Sep 8-9, 2022 and Jan 7-8, 2023
This Roundtable discussion welcomes submissions on any aspect of pre-pandemic college classroom access, post-pandemic college classroom access, or policies implemented in college classrooms post-pandemic which could limit access. Abstracts addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. Due to the pandemic, instructors have all felt the strain change placed on our classrooms. However, these changes have brought to light important aspects of access at the university level previously regulated to individual or case-by-case discussions. This roundtable seeks to generate a wider conversation about how instructors handle access in the classroom, and what has improved or hindered access.
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into margins, marginalia, and the marginalized.
Living in Languages
traversing borders, disciplines, and mediums.
Inviting Submission to Living in Languages Journal
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies
We seek 350-word abstracts for approximately 5,000-word chapters for an edited book collection that explores the impact(s) of multimodal and digital media on the teaching of creative writing.
Call for Papers
Cultural Studies and the Nonhuman Turn
Workshop, TU Dresden, 01-02 July 2022
Taking into account the presidential theme for MMLA, 2022--“Post-Now”--, it is important to foreground the constituency of 'now', and what its discursive urgency means for this panel. While 'now' can be ontologically considered as the transient nature of the present moment in time, which is relative in nature (Einstein 14), its association to time can also be extended to understand the persistence of circumstances and ideas as situated in the present age, or the contemporary times (Dubreuil 44). Laurent Dubreuil links literature to temporality, mentioning how “literature does not exist before but rather after itself: we reconstruct and designate it without exhausting its signification” (Dubreuil 45).
In addressing the MMLA conference theme, “Post-Now,” the permanent section on “English Literature Before 1800” welcomes papers exploring any moments in pre-1800 literary scenes and contexts that relates our cultural moment. Topics may include, but are by no means limited to, representation, identity categories (race, class, gender, age, sexuality, disability, etc.), technologies, political movements, audience responses, and any other critical issues from any period and genre. Reflections on pedagogy and classroom practices that address the “Post-Now” theme are welcome.
Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature 46.3 (2022)
Beyond Language: Intermediality and Multimodality in Literature and Literary Studies
Guest editors: Dominika Bugno-Narecka, Heidrun Führer, Miriam Vieira
Call for papers/articles
Derived from the Latin word littera which means “a letter of the alphabet,” literature has been predominantly associated with language, and has rarely been considered as intermedial. However, as recently underlined by researchers of intermediality, any form of communication involves all our senses, and so “[t]here are no purely visual, textual, or auditory media” (Bruhn & Schirrmacher 2021,p. 3).
Call for Papers: “Looking Backward – Looking Forward”
The editors of Arc: Journal of the School of Religious Studies are pleased to announce a call for papers and book reviews for our forthcoming volume (Vol. 50). As the 50th anniversary of the journal presents a unique opportunity to think both retrospectively and prospectively, Arc is asking for submissions that engage with the theme of looking backward – looking forward.
Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in
Post-World-War-Two Literature in English
Date: May 26-27, 2022
Keynote Speakers: Professor Dominika Ferens (University of Wrocław, Poland) and Professor Evie Shockley (Rutgers University, USA)
We can build for the United Kingdom and for the European Union
a mountain of debris for us nimble-hoof goats to climb, and gloat.
But we need to move on to talk about our future relationship
with razor lips like bad ram john
Of course we recognize that we can’t leave the EU and have everything stay the
So we regurgitate ole talk, chew and re-chew, fling blame and cus you.
The 7th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences is a must-attend event for the academic community. Join us on the 19-21 of August in the dynamic city of Paris. IACHSS continues to recruit top speakers in the field, showcase findings from the latest research, and provide premier networking opportunities.