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Flash Call for Papers: Dystopias

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:44am
ContactZone - Journal of the Italian Association for the Study of Science Fiction and the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

ContactZone, Journal of the Italian Association for the Study of Science Fiction and the Fantastic (AISFF), is accepting abstract submissions for a special issue dedicated to dystopias.

The opposite of utopia, dystopia presents a negative vision of the future, often apocalyptic. This special issue wants to juxtapose different dystopian horizons, tackling the construction of the future from different perspectives along the trajectories of gender, class, ecology, religion and so forth.

Contributions can feature any literature (including graphic novels) or media production (film, TV series, games) from any nation or culture.

Abstract submission:

Innovative Poetic Practice in French in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:43am
Nathalie Wourm / CFFCS, Birkbeck, U. of London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

(English version below)

Les pratiques poétiques novatrices de langue française
 au 21ème siècle

 

19-20 avril 2024Centre for French, Francophone and Comparative Studies (CFFCS)Birkbeck, Université de Londres, Royaume-Uni

 

Conférenciers invités confirmés :
Jeff Barda (Université de Manchester, Royaume Uni)
Justine Huppe (Université de Liège, Belgique)
Emma Wagstaff (Université de Birmingham, Royaume Uni)

Troubling the Urban Institution-- ACLA 2024

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:41am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This CFP is for a proposed session for the Annual Meeting of the ACLA in Montreal, March 14-17, 2024. Please submit abstracts to Davy Knittle and Keegan Cook Finberg through the ACLA portal by September 30th. https://www.acla.org/node/42756

 

CFP—Romantic Boundaries (Special issue of Romantic Textualities)

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:41am
Romantic Textualities
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

This June, the BARS Early Career and Postgraduate Conference gathered researchers from around the globe to celebrate and to appreciate Romanticism and its legacies at the University of Edinburgh by exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’ within the context of Romantic-period literature and thought. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term ‘boundary’ as: ‘That which serves to indicate the bounds or limits of anything whether material or immaterial; also the limit itself.’ Such a term seems at odds with the spirit of Romanticist thought, which has long been associated with mobility and boundlessness.

Exploring the Contours of Wellness and Health

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:40am
Sorbonne University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Call for papers

 

Exploring the Contours of Wellness and Health

 

In the wake of the international conference “Exploring the Contours of Wellness and Health”, held at Sorbonne University on the 23st, 24th and 25th of March 2023, the HDEA research team invites article submissions on the conference theme for an edited volume on the history and representation(s) of wellness and/or health.

NeMLA 2024: El archivo del futuro: memes, influencers y otras narrativas de la viralidad

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:40am
Alexandra Mira
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Este panel invita a explorar la cultura de internet del mundo hispanohablante y sus representaciones en producciones artísticas. El meme fue acuñado por el biólogo Richard Dawkins en 1976 para referirse a la difusión de “tunes, ideas, catch- phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or builduing arches” (249) mediante procesos de imitación. Décadas más tarde, el estudio de Patrick Davison (2012) corroboraría que la idea de “meme” había evolucionado gracias a las redes sociales y había pasado a tener el poder de exclusivamente cumplir un objetivo humorístico. Autores como B. E. Wiggins y G. Bret Bowers (2014) argumentan que la circulación del meme es una herramienta conversacional que alienta la participación de la cultura digital.

ACLA 2024 seminar "Rethinking Advertisements in Cross-Genre Media"

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:40am
ACLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

We are seeking paper proposals for the following conference seminar:

CFP: "Rethinking Advertisements in Cross-Genre Media"

American Comparative Literature Association

Montreal, Canada, March 14-17, 2024

 

Surplus and Environmental Justice in Literature and the Arts (NeMLA: ASLE Session)

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

55th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 7-10, 2024

Boston, MA

 

Surplus and Environmental Justice in Literature and the Arts (ASLE Session)

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

 

epistemologies of brown/ness(es): racialization, sexuality, and empires

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:40am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Feeling brown, being down. Feeling down, being brown. As we understand it, brown indexes operations of law, affect, sexuality, relation, empire(s), capital. Brown can function as an accusation or a convenience. Brown can name shades and fantasy. This proposed seminar considers when brown as an analytic becomes useful and may be used to do the work of relation, inquiry, theory—and when brown does not work.

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE Call for articles | (Super)Heroes in the 21st-Century American Imagination (issue 2)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 12:28pm
REDEN journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 5, 2023

Special dossier | to be published in vol 5 no 2 (May 2024)

A fundamental element of the American imaginary, superhero and heroic narratives have seen a new apogee since the turn of the century. New and old heroes and heroines have populated popular culture, giving rise to a variety of texts that tackle diversity, nostalgia, and the need for imaginaries and narratives that help us deal with the struggles inherent to our current times.

This special dossier, edited by Marica Orrù, will collect essays on (super)hero figures in twenty-first century US popular culture, with a specific focus on diversity, cross-genre texts, and transmedia representations. 

 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Shakespeare: New Voices

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 11:48am
Dr Ian McCormick
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

This new edited volume ( a companion to WOKE SHAKESPEARE) aims to explore some of the most recent conversations about teaching and performing Shakespeare in the age of woke cultural politics and social justice. In the context of media hostility and panic, what are the challenges faced by new audiences and learners? How should Shakespeare be positioned in the twenty-first century cultural landscape? Is it still possible to have a civilized conversation about Shakespearean scholarship, pedagogy and performance?

Shakespeare’s plays have never been far from political and cultural controversy. Today, Shakespeare still sits at the centre of the cultural establishment. However, this canonical status is under renewed attack from critics and detractors.

“precision which makes movement”: E. E. Cummings’ Affective, Kinetic Modernism (deadline 9/30/23; Louisville, 2/22-24/24)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 9:31pm
The E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 51st annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 22-24, 2024, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com).

Vikingism: Viking-Age Scandinavians in Modern British and North American Media

updated: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 9:03am
Johanna Hoorenman & Tom Grant, Utrecht University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Extended deadline

CFP: Edited volume on Vikingism: Viking-Age Scandinavians in Modern British and North American Media  

Vikings — their history, traditions, mythology and material culture — have taken contemporary media by storm. Popular culture is awash with Viking tropes and themes which have generated explosive interest in cinema, television, video games, music, literature, genre fiction and comics. This volume aims to provide a ground-breaking and innovative understanding of twentieth- and twenty-first century Vikingism. We are inviting scholars with relevant expertise to contribute essays which address any of the following questions:

DEADLINE APPROACHING for NeMLA 2024 - Witch Stories: An Examination of Revisionist History and Legacy

updated: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 7:43am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Building on conversations and topic connections from the 2023 Convention, this panel invokes the 2024 conference theme surplus in regards to witches and depictions of the occult. All too often, witches were history’s unwanted women, defying cultural and social norms in ways that were determined to be in excess of what was conventional. What does it mean that these narratives of witches, both real and fictional, have been told and retold such that the witch is now a near constant presence in popular culture, literature, museums, and local histories? Does this exposure enhance what we know about witches in society and their histories or futures, or does this exposure complicate and possibly dilute their historical, social, or gendered power?

The Velvet Light Trap, Issue 94 - Creative Labor and Precarity

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 5:29pm
Velvet Light Trap
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

 

The Velvet Light Trap, Issue 94 (to be published Fall 2024)

 UPDATE NEW DEADLINE: 10/1/2023

Creative Labor and Precarity

 

Special Issue Theme

ACLA Montreal 2024: Between Deleuze and Literature: Imagining Literature’s Images of Thought

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 3:52pm
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Deleuze notes in Negotiations that he did not have the chance to write “the book [he’d] like to have done about literature” (143) as he had done for other artforms like cinema and painting. Following Deleuze and Guattari’s definition of great thinkers who “lay out a new plane of immanence” and “draw up a new image of thought” to “change how we think” (What Is Philosophy 51), this seminar takes up Deleuze’s desire for new images of thought focused explicitly on literature. This seminar invites participants to consider the relation between Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy and commentary on art (e.g., painting, cinema, and literature) and a variety of literary writers to establish new ways of thinking and navigating within literature.

Trauma and Westernization: Embodied Exclusion in Korean/Korean American Women’s Literature(NeMLA Panel)

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 1:28pm
Jina Lee (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Shirley Geok-lin Lim claimed, “My Westernization took place in my body.” This panel seeks to theorize the female Korean American body as a racialized and excluded site--a biopolitical site for trauma and haunting. More specifically, we seek to investigate representations of Korean women’s bodies in Korean/Korean American women’s writing and how these representations come to embody fidelity, disloyalty, and/or negotiate multiple affiliations and the movement between allegiances.

As such, this panel asks:

How is the Korean female figure situated between Westernization/Americanization and Asian alliances?

Call for Papers for volume 16, n° 1(33)/ 2024: Digital Methods and Fields: Feminist Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 1:27pm
Essachess - Journal for communication Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 10, 2023

Call for Papers for volume 16, n° 1(33)/ 2024: Digital Methods and Fields: Feminist Perspectives

Guest editors:

Audrey BANEYX, Research Engineer, Médialab, Sciences Po, France, audrey.baneyx@sciencespo.fr 

Hélène BOURDELOIE, Associate professor, CIS (CNRS) & LabSIC, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, France, Helene.Bourdeloie@univ-Paris13.f

Mélanie LALLET, Associate professor, UCO Nantes, Arènes, CHUS & Irméccen, France, melanie.lallet@yahoo.fr

CFP Animation Studies 2.0 - Animation and Transport Vehicles

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 1:27pm
Animation Studies 2.0
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 6, 2023

CFP Animation and Transport Vehicles

Deadline: October 6th 2023

Cinema arrived with a train approaching the platform with such speed that the audience jumped off their seats. So it goes in film history, as Martin Loiperdinger points out in "Cinema's Founding Myth" (2004), with the account of the public screening of the Lumiere brothers' The Arrival of the Train at La Ciotat from 1896. And with the introduction of psychoanalysis and structural linguistics in film theory by for example Raymond Bellour in The Analysis of Film (1979: 182), so the train metaphor for sex in film lives on.

Reading the World Computer: Assessing Meaning Making and the Tell-Tale Gender of Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 1:26pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Any philosophical consideration of the current zeitgeist requires an assessment of the quasi-object ( Latour 1993) constellation of Artificial Intelligence and its affordances without giving in to either knee-jerk optimism or unchanneled pessimism. For if doomsday was indeed near (as social media discourses want us to believe), and human labour progressively redundant to the machinations of human-made artificial intelligence, what is the limit case scenario, which makes such a provocation real, tangible and material beyond fatalistic projections of obsolescence? How does that reconfigure the idea of the Human as both the object and subject of cybernetic capital?

Psychology and Popular Culture - 2024 Popular Culture Association National Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 1:26pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Psychology and Popular Culture

Call for Papers for 2024 Conference

The Psychology and Popular Culture area concerns itself with the ways in which popular culture both reflects and shapes the nature of our psychology.

 

The Psychology and Popular Culture area invites all interested persons to present papers on a broad array of topics inclusive of psychology and popular culture, such as:

Update: CFP - Re-engaging with the Old Myths: Contemporary Literature, Women, and Classics at NEMLA 2024

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 1:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Novels and literary works that adapt Classical figures and text continue to be very popular, such as Natalie Haynes’s A Thousand Ships, Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls and The Women of Troy, Madeline Miller’s Circe, Ali Smith’s Girl Meets Boy, and others demonstrate. Many of these retellings focus on Classical women, putting these characters at the center of the narratives. These relatively recent works show one way in which the Classical tradition can still be relevant, especially as it adapts to and includes new histories, viewpoints, and situations.

Methodological approaches to gender and heteronormativity in sources

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 1:25pm
Adrien Bresson/Noémie Cadeau/Blandine Demotz/Jonathan Raffin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

The conference will take place between April 15th  and April 19th 2024 (precise date to be announced) at Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Étienne (France)

 

Mystery and Detective Fiction

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 1:25pm
Popular Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

The Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association invites proposals for our annual conference to be held March 27-30, 2024, in Chicago, Illinois.

Gender and Sexuality Studies Fall Colloquium

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 1:24pm
Texas Tech Women's & Gender Studies Program
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 22, 2023

Texas Tech University’s 2023 Women’s and Gender Studies Fall Colloquium, to be held in person in Lubbock, Texas, on October 20, invites research proposals for individual papers or panels on topics relevant to gender and sexuality studies in contemporary society.    The colloquium is interdisciplinary. Perspectives from anthropology, art, business, communication, education, economics, film, history, journalism, languages, law, linguistics, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, political science, popular culture, psychology, religion, and sociology are welcome. Please submit a 250-word abstract or panel proposal to 

Teaching While Anxious: The Pedagogy of Anxiety in 2024

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 1:24pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

In a 2019 special issue of Pedagogy, Shawna Ross and Douglass Dowland coined the term “Anxious Pedagogies” to encourage approaches that would theorize the complex functions of anxiety in the classroom.  Ross and Dowland posit the composition classroom as “a site of a seldom-described but sensorially palpable risk for both student and instructor” (510).  Today, in the wake of a pandemic and skyrocketing rates of student and instructor anxiety, the humanities classroom has become an even riskier space in many ways, as global, local, political, and discipline-specific factors pose ever more explicit threats to the process of teaching and learning.

 

Radical Print Cultures in the US South: A One-Day Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 1:23pm
University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers: Radical Print Cultures in the US South

University of Leeds, 15th February 2024

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Sharon Monteith (Nottingham Trent University), author of SNCC’s Stories: The African American Freedom Movement in the Civil Rights South (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2020).

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