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Antonin Artaud: New Critical Reflections

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:12pm
Kingston University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Dear all 

 

Please note we have had to alter the format our conference slightly - we are now hosting a 2 day conference based on 15 minute presentations rather than a day of presentations and a day of performances.

We are especially inviting female contributors as well as new researchers and early researchers in the field of Artaud studies.

 

Antonin Artaud: New Critical Reflections 

Dates: July 30th and 31st 2024, Kingston University, Town house Building (Penrhyn Rd Campus, 30th-31st July)

 

Eleventh International Iris Murdoch Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:12pm
The Iris Murdoch Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Eleventh International Iris Murdoch Conference

University of Chichester, 30 August -1 September 2024: First Call for Papers

The Eleventh International Conference on Iris Murdoch studies will take place at the University of Chichester in 2024. The conference will showcase ongoing, and published, Murdoch scholarship with a particular focus on Aspirations and Inspirations.

Destruction and Renewal: Journal of Faith And the Academy 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:10pm
Institute of Faith And the Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Humanity moves doggedly forward. We move in leaps, in fits, at times dragged, but we move forward all the same, sharp-stung by a tension our unique self-awareness gives us: the need to tear down and rebuild and the certainty to find it haunted by those same old ghosts. History reveals a constant cycle of destruction and renewal. Sometimes outside forces press change upon us: the hand of God scattering the nations at Babel or the devastation wrought by the Black Death in fourteenth-century Europe. Sometimes our own innovation kickstarts the change: the printing press, the Industrial Revolution, the iPhone.

The Futures of Postcolonial Thought: Desire and Collectivity

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 7:58pm
Association of Postcolonial thought
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Focusing on the interplay between “Desire and Collectivity,” the third symposium of The Association of Postcolonial Thought gestures to the many political, personal, and affective drives that structure our orientation to the past and to the possibilities of the present. It likewise speculates about the collectivities such desires engender and the futures they call into being. While the 2022 APT rubric, “Anticolonialism as Theory,” reconsidered the past through the foundations of postcolonial thought, and the 2023 APT topic, “Crisis,” contemplated the calamities of our present, the 2024 theme asks us to envision the possibilities of what could be.

Guilty Pleasures: Examining Crime in Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 2:58pm
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) is back with a virtual symposium exploring the criminal in popular culture. To be held online on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of May 2024.

Crime is one of the most popular genres across the popular culture spectrum. Celebrated detectives, true crime podcasts, police procedurals, the fashion of crime and deviancy, spy, war, political and corporate crimes in film, sport cheats, pickpockets and con artists, glamourous lawyers, innocent victims, and grumpy Judges are just some of the ways crime is represented in popular culture. This conference aims to examine the crime genre in popular culture.

Keynote Speaker

Small Screen Food: American Identity Through a Culinary Televisual Lens

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 12:55pm
Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis and Carrie Helms Tippen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

CFP: Small Screen Food: American Identity Through a Culinary Televisual Lens

Salman Rushdie characterized the serial television show “as the novelistic medium of the 21st century,” signifying its emerging importance and elevating its status to a realm traditionally occupied by novels. This shift, propelled by technological advancements and new patterns in media consumption like streaming and binge-watching, highlights televisions’ artistic and cultural importance. Rushdie’s view acknowledges television series as valuable cultural artifacts of considerable artistic depth and cultural weight.

Journal of European Popular Culture - For Immediate Next Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 6:53am
Journal of European Popular Culture - Intellect Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)

Intellect Publishers

Next issue - call for article/s

This peer-reviewed journal seeks lively submissions for its latest issues on any aspect of European cultural and creative activity.

The next issue is open at present

This peer reviewed journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.

Book Series - Global Historical Fictions

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 5:21am
Global Historical Fictions
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2025

Forthcoming Book Series: Global Historical Fictions

Defining historical fictions as encompassing of many media forms, this book series invites contributions that consider the multiple ways in which we shape history for diverse purposes, and that investigate popular history in a variety of contexts, and modes.

DEADLINE EXTENDED -- 'Shakespeare's Writing Lives': Conference of the British Shakespeare Association at De Montfort University, Leicester, England, 26-28 June 2024

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 6:41am
Gabriel Egan / De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2024

 

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE On account of a technical fault on the British Shakespeare Association website that people were asked to use to submit proposals for papers at this conference, which prevented some people from making their submissions, the organizers of this conference are extending the deadline for submissions to 29 February 2024. Everything else stated below still stands.

British Shakespeare Associatoin 2024 Conference

'Shakespeare's Writing Lives' commemorating the 20th anniversary of the BSA's journal, Shakespeare, 26-28 June 2024, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Arcastar Lerinosse: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Arda

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 6:09am
Mareike Huber and Dunja Haufe, University of Freiburg (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 3, 2024

Arcastar Lerinosse: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Arda. Tolkien Workshop at the University of Freiburg, 28. June 2024

Extended Deadline: March 03 2024.

(Un)Becoming: Interrogations of Beauty in Literature

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 6:43pm
York University English Graduate Students Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

(Un)Pretty: Interrogations of Beauty in Literature

Call for Proposals

York University English Graduate Students Association Conference

May 10th, 2024

 

In On Beauty and Being Just, Elaine Scarry writes:

 

The Question of Representation in the Writing of contemporary Indian literature

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 4:30pm
University of Tübingen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Academic workshop at the University of Tübingen, Germany

10-12 June 2024 (in person)

 

In an increasingly globalized world, where a combination of digital technologies and multiple possibilities for migration, as well as the unfortunate realities of regional conflicts and climate change, people are brought together not just across geographical but also socio-cultural barriers. Race, class, gender, and creed, among other factors, come into collusion and synchrony in the most stunning ways to produce more and more questions about the value and meaning of a human life. In this context, the question of authentic voice and its representation looms paramount and the writing of literature its biggest ally.

 

Penumbra Extended Call for Submissions

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 4:29pm
Penumbra Online
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

CALL EXTENDED!!! 

Penumbra Journal of Literature and Art at California State University, Stanislaus 

Invites Writers and Artists to submit to the following:

CFP extended to 3/1 – Common Ground: Making Connections in Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 1:08pm
New York City College of Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

The New York City College of Technology (City Tech) Interdisciplinary Studies Committee will host a full-day conference, Common Ground: Making Connections in Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning,on Friday, October 18, 2024. This conference invites individual presentations, panel presentations, short talks, and workshop proposals that include, but are not limited to, the following topics as they relate to interdisciplinary exploration of the latest educational strategies, innovations, and practices. 

Literature, Culture and Technology

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 12:13pm
Intersections: A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 17, 2024

Noted Marxist scholar, Kohei Saito in his book, Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy (2018) rightly pointed out that the evolution of society is in close correlation to the trajectory of the progress of technology. Drawing upon the principle of thermodynamics, another notable Marxist scholar, Amy E. Wendling argued in Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation (2009), that purpose of labour had undergone a radical transformation following the progression of technology, allowing for a re-valuation of all material objects. Hence, the use of labour for harnessing natural resources, chiefly for the purpose of sustenance of human life, had been deeply altered by technology.

Willa Cather and the Readerly Imagination

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 10:48am
Willa Cather Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Willa Cather and the Readerly Imagination

In her own time as in ours, Willa Cather’s books created vibrant and varied communities of readers. Cather’s literary works detail numerous acts of reading, and she herself was an avid reader with an acute awareness of the reading public. The 69th Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference seeks to celebrate and explore both the act of reading Cather and the presence of reading and readers within Cather’s fiction and letters. The conference will be held Thursday, June 6 – Saturday, June 8, 2024, in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

The directors invite papers on a variety of topics related to Cather, readers, and reading, including but not limited to the following areas.

 

Women Writing War: Visibility and Representation in South Asian Literary Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:40pm
Aparajita De/University of the District of Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Women Writing War: Visibility and Representation in South Asian Literary Fiction Abstracts solicited for an MLA 2025 session to explore women's role in writing violence in S Asia. How has the question of visibility and representation affected women's voice and agency? 250-word abstracts, 100-word bios.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Aparajita De, University of the District of Columbia (de.aparajita@gmail.com )

Literary Druid - Regular Issue April 2024

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:34pm
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

Literary Druid is a journal that fosters research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich the English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.

CFP: SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL STUDIA POLENSIA - CALL FOR ARTICLES FOR THE 2024 ISSUE

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:33pm
Roberta Matkovic/Faculty of Humanities of Pula/Pola
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 26, 2024

The scientific journal Studia Polensia, published by the Department of Italian Studies of the Faculty of Humanities of Pula/Pola, Croatia, is seeking articles for the 2024 issue. The journal publishes theoretical, research and methodological articles in Italian, English and Croatian languages in the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary research. The journal follows Open Access politics for all of its content. By submitting an article to the journal, the author implicitly accepts its publication under the license Creative Commons Attribution–NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). The Authors retain their copyright of the work.

Mythmoot XI: The Resilience of Imagination

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:33pm
Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

“In a time of destruction, create something”

Maxine Hong Kingston

This year, our theme is “The Resilience of Imagination.” Imagination intrinsically ties into stories and the creative work that creates the world and characters contained within said stories. Imagination does not limit itself just to writers though – anyone who creates or interacts with art relates to imagination. What does imagination mean in a story? How do you use imagination? What does it encompass?

Decolonizing African Cinema in the Age of Media Streaming: Conference in Honor of Onookome Okome

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:32pm
Stephen Ogheneruro Okpadah/ University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

CfP: Decolonizing African Cinema in the Age of Media Streaming: Conference in Honor of Onookome Okome

Date: May 22–24, 2024

Venue: University of Abuja, Nigeria

Abstract Deadline: March 30, 2024

Feedback: April 15, 2024

Registration: May 1 – 21, 2024

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sheila Petty, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance,University of Regina, Regina, Canada

First Lead Paper Presenters: Dr. Peter Sylvanus Emaeyak, Department of Music, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Beyond the messy millennial woman: televising perfection, imperfection and resilience

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:32pm
Laura Minor (University of Salford) and Claire Perkins (Monash University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Call for Papers: ‘Beyond the messy millennial woman: televising perfection, imperfection and resilience’

 

Abstracts are sought for a proposed special journal issue, for which strong interest has been secured from a Q1 cultural studies journal.

 

Special issue editors: Dr Laura Minor (University of Salford) and Dr Claire Perkins (Monash University)

 

Deadline for abstracts: March 28, 2024.

 

 

Coping with Reality through Storytelling as a Performative Act

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:31pm
Faculty of Letters, University of Oradea, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

In Somebody Telling Somebody Else: A Rhetorical Poetics of Narrative (2017), James Phelan suggests a transformative approach to narrative theory, shifting the focus from seeing narrative as a mere structural entity to understanding it as a rhetorical act. In this act, the narrator strategically utilizes storytelling tools to achieve specific goals for specific audiences.

History of Translation of Tribal Literature in India

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:30pm
Department of Comparative Indian Language and Literature University of Calcutta
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 18, 2024

The Department of Comparative Indian Language and Literature, University of Calcutta

organises

A Two-Day National Seminar

on

History of Translation of Tribal Literature in India

March 21-22, 2024

Concept Note

State Authoritarianism, Anti-Feminist Movements, and Transnational Feminist Futures

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:30pm
National Women’s Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

State Authoritarianism, Anti-Feminist Movements, and Transnational Feminist Futures

 

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2024

Organizers: Anat Schwartz (California State University) and Iqra Shagufta Cheema (Graceland University)

 

We invite paper proposals for the 2024 National Women’s Studies Association’s annual conference in Detroit, MI. The papers may focus on any aspect of the transnational relationship between state authoritarianism, anti-feminist movements, and feminist connections.

 

Joint Graduate/Undergraduate Conference: Digital Games as Cultural and Literary Narratives

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:30pm
American Studies Departments of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

 

AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENTS OF TURKEY JOINT GRADUATE/UNDERGRADUATE CONFERENCE 

May 16-17, 2024

Online Conference

Digital Games as Cultural and Literary Narratives

Hosted by

Hacettepe University’s American Studies Department

In collaboration with

the American Studies Departments of Ankara University, Atatürk University, Başkent University, Bilkent University, Dokuz Eylül University, Ege University, Haliç University, and İstanbul University

 

Call for Papers

 

Cultural Appropriation, Pedagogy and Higher Education Debates, Dilemmas, and Future Directions

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:30pm
Dr. Taiwo Afolabi and Dr. Marthinus Conradie
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Cultural Appropriation, Pedagogy and Higher EducationDebates, Dilemmas, and Future Directions Editors: Dr. Taiwo Afolabi and Dr. Marthinus Conradie Call for Papers Based on the article titled, The fear of cultural appropriation is the beginning of wokeness in learning? Reflections from teaching in Canada (Afolabi 2023), this edited volume investigates cultural appropriation within the context of higher education across cultures and disciplines. In this call for chapters, we proceed from three foundational principles.

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