Papers on any aspect of Thomas Hardy, poetry or prose, 19th or 20th century. Conference Dates: October 11-14, 2023. Conference Location: Denver, Colorado. Email abstracts or papers by April 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our conference aims to encourage studies that explore an emerging paradigm in intermediality studies centred on "affective intermediality", and we hope to initiate a friendly, scholarly debate regarding the relevance and productivity of this approach. The necessity of such an “affective turn” of intermediality studies arises from viewing intermediality as an intricate and highly performative process of communication between humans within a particular context of material reality and historical time, not just as a “transfer”, a “combination” or “reference” of media characteristics or representations, i.e.
Guaranteed Session at MLA 2024: 4–7 January, Philadelphia, PA
Papers of about 10 minutes sought for a roundtable on new insights into the cultures of early modern eating and food. How did the circulation of food carry with it encounters with new ideas and new people? How did changing culinary practices and tastes both reflect and influence cultural changes? What symbolic power did food have on the page and on the stage? How are early modern cooking and eating practices revivified today and to what end? 200-word abstracts and short CVs to John Garrison (email@example.com) by March 1, 2023.
MLA LLC (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) 16th-Century English (D024)
The MLA LLC Forum for Sixteenth-Century English Literature is sponsoring a guaranteed panel on “Disability Aesthetics in a Premodern Global Context” at the MLA 2024 conference in Philadelphia (4-7 Jan. 2024). We welcome submissions and inquiries from scholars at all career stages.
Call for Papers: How might we study disability aesthetics alongside histories of empire, settler colonialism, racial capitalism, etc.? How did global encounters shape depictions of dis/ability?
Send queries to Penelope Geng (firstname.lastname@example.org). 250-word abstracts due 28 Feb. 2023.
Writing Character(s): Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Guest editors Matteo Pangallo (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Will Tosh (Shakespeare’s Globe) invite article abstracts for a proposed special issue of Shakespeare Bulletin on the use of performance in teaching Shakespeare and early modern drama in the twenty-first century. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to:
International Conference on Postcolonial Literary and
Cultural Signposts and Contemporary Interventions
Venue: Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata
The Invention of Traditions in the United Kingdom and the British Empire, 1840-1940
Conference organized jointly by the Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes en Civilisation Britannique (CRECIB) and the Société Française d'Etudes Victoriennes et Edouardiennes (SFEVE).
University of Haute-Alsace, France (Mulhouse campus), November 16-17, 2023.
Call for Papers
Past in Present and Future
Associative Interactions in the Orbit of Memory Studies
Deadline for Submissions: March 25, 2023
CALL FOR PAPERS
A NEW ERA OF LEADERSHIP: DIGITAL DISCOURSE, CULTURE(S) AND COMMUNICATION
Université Paris-Nanterre, CREA EA 370
21 April 2023
Deadline for submission: March 6th, 2023
The 17th Biennial Communication Ethics Conference will be held virtually, June 6–8, 2023. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and the Communication Ethics Institute at Duquesne University.
NOTE: The conference will take place entirely on Zoom. Access to the Zoom meeting will be provided in June.
50th AAAS Conference 2023
Versions of America: Speculative Pasts, Presents, Futures
Oct. 20-22, 2023 University of Klagenfurt
At this three-day festival, writers, scholars, collectors, and fans will explore The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Written in 1900, Baum's fairy tale incorporated timeless life lessons, and his stories were ahead of their time.
As Oz magic continues far beyond Baum's lifetime, we benefit from fresh Oz interpretations in visual, performing, and literary art. Works like The Wiz, Wicked, Dorothy Must Die, and Amy Chu and Janet K. Lee's Sea Sirens reflect changes in American culture, while incorporating the non-traditional gender roles and diverse characters that Baum ingrained in Oz.
Proposals accepted February 10, 2023, and November 17, 2023
American, British and Canadian Studies
Call for Papers
Special Issue: Being // Non-Being: Interpretive Perspectives in Language, Discourse and Culture
Submission Deadline: 1 August 2023
Guest Editor: Emma Tămâianu-Morita (Kindai University, Osaka), email@example.com
From moving statues to artificial animals to marionette performances, puppetry seems to have appeared in every sector of medieval and early modern European society. Jointed religious figures illustrated the liturgy, while dragon effigies processed through cities on feast days, and popular and courtly audiences enjoyed puppet shows of legendary and historical events. Despite the ubiquity of medieval and early modern puppets in Europe, scholarly consideration of these performing objects is often limited to case studies. Consideration of “puppetry” as a particular form with its own norms and commonalities is also uncommon, due in part to the marginal position of puppetry in Western culture.
THEMED ISSUE: DISPLACEMENT
Issue editor: Dr Rebecca Blanchard, University of Tours
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN 2791- 6553) invites submissions for its upcoming issue on the theme of displacement in literature, theatre and culture studies.
Displacement, in its various manifestations, serves as one of the defining characteristics of the 20th and 21st centuries and remains a salient concern in diverse cultural and political contexts.
International Conferences on
Pliny the Elder: Medicine, Magic, and Religion
Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference Honolulu, HI May 26-27, 2023 Chaminade University of Honolulu
We are pleased to invite panel and/or individual paper proposals for the Tenth Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference. All topics and proposals are welcome, particularly those treating cultural productions within and/or about the Oceanic region. For more information, please visit our website at https://oceanicpopularcultureassociation.blogspot.com/
Seattle Public Library (Seattle, WA), 10/19-10/21
Keynote Speaker: Jesse Oak Taylor (University of Washington)
We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
❖ Elements of style in the Victorian era (design, literary form, fashion, architecture, etc.)
❖ Braving the elements: weather, the environment, and climate change, then and now
❖ The periodic table of elements and its history
❖ The discovery of radium, polonium, and other “new” elements
❖ Classical elements: earth, water, fire, air, ether
We invite contributions to an edited collection titled The Middle Ages and Its Cultural Afterlives in the American South.
SAMLA 95: (IN)SECURITY: THE FUTURE OF LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE STUDIES
NOVEMBER 9-11, 2023 | ATLANTA MARRIOTT BUCKHEAD HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER | ATLANTA, GA
Verge: Studies in Global Asias invites proposals for special issue 12.1, which will be published in Spring 2026.
CEA session at MLA, January 4-7, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA
Proposals for essay chapters are invited for a collection on the fiction of nineteenth-century American author Kate Chopin with an emphasis on global perspectives. A book proposal for Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield, the collection will be comprised of essays that present global approaches to teaching, reading, and/or researching Chopin’s work in contexts outside the United States. Comparisons to other authors is welcome, and emphasis on racial or class-based concerns is encouraged. Essay chapter proposals should be between 200-250 words, and include a title and short bio of the contributor. Final essays will be due at the end of 2023/beginning of 2024, and will run 20-24 double-spaced pages long.
Global Authoritarianisms and the Arts
12th Annual Shifting Tides Anxious Borders Conference
Hosted by the English Department, Binghamton University–SUNY
Date of Conference: April 29, 2023
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jini Kim Watson, NYU
Call for submissions for Journal of Comparative American Studies
Wendy McMahon and Rebecca Tillett
“Wild Possibility”: American Literatures, Climate Change, and Hope in the Anthropocene
For the upcoming issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit academic essays or creative works that critically engage with the theme of swamped. We are inviting extended proposals (500-1000 words) that follow consistent and complete formatting and referencing style to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 21st, 2023.
Modern Language Association Annual Convention
4-7 January 2024 Philadelphia
The Henry James Society invites proposals for the following panel.
Henry James and Event(s)
Post-extractivist legacies and landscapes: Humanities, artistic and activist responses
4-8 July 2023 at University College Dublin
CFP Submission Deadline: 28 February 2023 (panel proposals); 28 February 2023 (paper proposals)