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Global Blake Symposium Musical Afterlives

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:26pm
Global Blake Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

If Horatio’s famous quote “Ut pictura poiesis” seems incontrovertible when we look at William Blake’s illuminated books, “Ut musica poiesis” could be the next unquestionable truth when one comes across the thousands of musical renderings inspired by Blake’s verses.

Special Issue of Extrapolation: Science Fictional Ecologies in Contemporary Art

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:26pm
Extrapolation, Liverpool University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

Special issue of Extrapolation (https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/journal/extr)

 Call for Proposals: “Science Fictional Ecologies in Contemporary Art”

 

Due November 1, 2024

Please send abstracts and inquiries to both guest editors:

Guest Editors:

Emiliano Guaraldo, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland: emiliano.guaraldo@unisg.ch

Alison Sperling, Florida State University, USA: asperling@fsu.edu

 

Bodies in (R)Evolution: Labor, Embodiment, and Resistance

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:25pm
NEMLA 2024-2025
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

The covid-19 pandemic not only sparked conversations on the gendered division of household chores and care but also brought to light the paradox of the “essential-worker.” Despite being deemed “essential” to society, these workers-often women, immigrants, and people of color were paid low wages and treated as expendable. However, amidst these challenges, the pandemic also catalyzed the expansion of alternative labor forms and care networks, beyond capitalist economies and social relations.

American Afterlives

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:25pm
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

 

Please consider submitting a proposal for our third edition of “American Afterlives” @ the 52nd annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, February 17-18, 2025 (virtual) and February 20-22, 2025 (in person).

The LCLC seeks submissions for “American Afterlives,” a dedicated panel stream that crosses the pre-1900/post-1900 divide. Presentations will focus on ways of rethinking the chronologies by which we structure stories and studies about American literature and culture. Previous panels and papers have focused on aesthetic experiments and traditions, remediations of early American texts, speculative and historical fiction, cultural histories of technology, and more.

Academia on Screen: The World of Higher Education in Film and TV Series Across Cultures

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:24pm
University of Passau
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 4, 2024

Academia on Screen: The World of Higher Education in Film and TV Series Across Cultures (March 20 & 21, 2025)

This conference aims to explore the multifaceted portrayals of academia and academics in films and TV series, in both fictional and documentary modes, across diverse cultural contexts. These multimodal media not only capture societal perspectives and moods but also play a pivotal role in shaping public perceptions. They can serve as catalysts for reflection on academic practice and societal discourse, fostering a deeper understanding of cultural imprints and trends, highlighting differences and similarities across cultures, raising critical awareness, challenging stereotypes, and promoting inclusivity.

Adapting to AI: Integrating Artificial Intelligence in the Composition Classroom

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:24pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

It has been two years since AI was introduced into daily life, and it has been applied in academia, pedagogy, classrooms, and beyond. As we discover both the potential benefits and harms of AI, we are also recovering from the initial panic, uncertainty, or excitement. We are beginning to recognize that it will lead to an "inevitable" integrated fusion of human and machine intelligence (Kurzweil), and we are entering a phase of adaptation. We have seen a range of AI use guides, policies, and reflections. However, compared to the initial reaction, we cannot ignore where we will or want to go with AI in the composition classroom. As AI continues to evolve, how do we recreate our classrooms in light of this new technology?

Illness and Dis/ability in Southern Women’s Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:23pm
Alison Bertolini
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Proposed submissions are requested for an edited collection of chapters, tentatively titled Illness and Dis/ability in Southern Women’s Literature.

4th Young Graduate Meet 2024: "Interdisciplinary Approaches to South Asian Ecology"

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:23pm
School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

In the present era marked by a pressing need for sustainable coexistence with the natural world, the centrality of human beings has taken a back seat to make way for integral ontological inquiries into nature, its components and inhabitants and the manifold relationship between them. The “self-organizing powers of non-human processes” have been emphasized in academia and the dissonant relations between those processes and cultural practices, rethinking sources of ethics have been explored.

Special Issue on Barbenheimer

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:23pm
Canadian Journal of Film Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

Canadian Journal of Film Studies 
Call for Papers
Special Issue: Barbenheimer

(Version française ci-bas)

Revelation-izing Scholarly Collaborations & Graduate Student Community

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

In her 2020 article entitled “Communities of care,” Talia Schaffer reminds readers that even when participants “did not share a geographic space,” the communities of those “virtual groups…cobbled together in coronavirus time” were, to all of us, of invaluable importance and “realness,” nevertheless. Thus, this roundtable hopes to promote conversation(s) that showcase and contemplate ways of enduringly enriching both virtual and in-person academic communities, especially amongst graduate students; to continually encourage communications and collaborations between students with related research interests within the same, as well as different, institutional settings.

Possible topics for discussion might be related to:

Revolutionary AI in GTA Teaching

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

In the age of technological revolution, the changes brought by AI are reshaping various facets of society, including how we approach education in the Humanities. In the context of college composition, communication, English literature and other humanities subject classes, AI is revolutionizing writing pedagogy and practice. AI-assisted writing tools and large language models (LLMs) present new challenges and opportunities, creating what Sundvall describes as a “technological problematic” in the composition classroom, which revolutionizes some traditional writing processes and practices we’ve been using for a long time.

EDI-tation: Rethinking and Revolutionizing the Graduate Student Experience

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:20pm
Northeast Modern Language Association(NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

While graduate school has long been a space for cultivating generations of academics, researchers, and intellectuals, it has never been exempt from the dynamics of power that underlie the workings of the University. Recent strides at improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in graduate school—for example in the form of the rise in number of sociopolitically- and culturally-cognizant programs, the push towards increasing international student populations, and the rise of grassroots movements such as labour unions to improve representation—belie the reality that universities remain set up according to ideological lines that facilitate the success of some graduate students while (re)producing the inequities experienced by others.

 

Call for Papers. Aging in Advertising. Reflections on the representation of the elderly in campaigns and on age in the advertising industry

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:14pm
Revista Internacional de Comunicación Audiovisual, Publicidad y Estudios Culturales
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Old age and aging are biological as well as sociocultural constructs and processes; they cannot be completely separated, but rather they influence each other and get interrelated with the passing of time. As sociocultural constructs, old age, aging and their definition are not immovable concepts and, in fact, vary depending on the different historical, social and cultural contexts.   Likewise, the definition and organization of each of the population groups by age are not fixed. For example, for decades, 65+ has been agreed upon by the UN and the WHO, among others, as the beginning of old age; however, market studies propose 50+ and establish two groups: 50+ seniors and 75+ seniors.

“Invisible Secrets in Pre-1865 American Literature” (SAMLA)

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:13pm
Michael S. Martin/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

“Invisible Secrets in Pre-1865 American Literature” (SAMLA) Recent scholarly approaches in antebellum American literature emphasizes the role of secrets and secrecy, as in Dominick Mastroianni’s Politics and Skepticism in Antebellum American Literature (2022); essays on secrecy in Emily Dickinson’s poetry (Jeffrey Simons, Paul Scott Derrick, 2011); and the secret lives of nineteenth-century literature (Harper, Dickinson, Melville, 2022) in digital media, as Kayla Shipp has argued. This panel explores the way that unstated ideas, points, or secrets are exchanged in antebellum American literature.

Body Augmentation: Possibilities of Identities and Technology in/of Video Games

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:13pm
MultiPlay Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

Body Augmentation: Possibilities of Identities and Technology in/of Video Games

A MultiPlay Network Conference, October 28th, 2024

Abstracts due: 30 August 2024

As is tradition for MultiPlay, we have a special horror related conference for the end of October. This time we are focusing on the monstrous (and liberational!) possibilities of body augmentation through video games. We welcome abstracts from utopian and dystopian perspectives, on the real life hardware capabilities or upon representations of augmentation within games.

Otherness in Crime Novel

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:13pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 18, 2024

Otherness in crime novel. From Agatha Christie to contemporary British and American authors crime novel use Otherness in characters to both distract and create social and political commentary. This panel will discuss those characters and their impact and encourages papers embracing a wide definition of otherness.

Note: Literary conferences generally explore "otherness" as it pertains to Queer and Gender Studies. While this panel discussion encourages papers exploring otherness in its many forms.

Session Chair: John Coffey, SUNY Binghamton

Please submit to:

 

This Magick Moment: Revolutionary Witchcraft and Cultural Change (NeMLA 2025)

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:13pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

About the Conference

56th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 6-9, Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

Primary Area / Secondary Area
Cultural Studies and Media Studies / Interdisciplinary Humanities

Chair(s)
Aíne Norris (Old Dominion University)
Kara McCabe (Tufts University)

From Medical to Health Humanities: Evolving Interventions (NeMLA 2025 Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:12pm
Natalie Mera Ford / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

The fields of medical and health humanities often aim to intervene in socially embedded systems of care and advance health justice. This roundtable explores ways to work toward that goal through pedagogy, research, and community partnership.

NeMLA 2025 CFP - Revolutionizing Perspectives: Navigating Paradigm Shifts in Interdisciplinary Humanities Research

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:12pm
56th NeMLA Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

With the changing social realities alongside rapid innovation in science and technology, there is a sharp paradigm shift in academia in terms of research, especially in humanities. This shift can be considered a radical change in the core concepts. It is imperative to absorb the very meaning of paradigm shift. The term paradigm shift was coined by Thomas Kuhn in his 1962 book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, in the context of revolutions in natural science. What is remarkable about Khun’s thought process is that in his book, Kuhn propounded the idea that theories have a social character and approaches them as social constructions that contain historical traces of the time and place in which they were generated.

"(R)evolutionary Feminist Politics in Contemporary Irish Women's Literature" (NeMLA 2025 Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:12pm
Leah Fry (University of Connecticut-Hartford)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

In 21st-century Ireland, women have experienced several (r)evolutions in their political rights that have, in turn, shaped the imagination of the nation. Irish abortion law faced a major public challenge with the 2012 death of Savita Halappanavar after she was denied an abortion while suffering a septic miscarriage; in 2018, lawmakers passed a law that allows abortion up to week 12 of pregnancy, a small victory in a nation where abortion under any circumstances beyond saving the life of the mother was forbidden.

Universal Declaration of (Post)Human Rights: (R)evolution of the Clones, Robots & AIs--NeMLA 2025 Panel

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:12pm
Martha Zornow
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Speculative fiction creators regularly interrogate the question of who/what is entitled to human rights. As the created, grown, augmented, and manufactured beings of imagination become more sentient, is it ethical to maintain them as labor-saving devices or will they start to become entitled to, or even demand, rights? Is there a Posthuman Rights Movement in our future or a post “human rights” movement? How will this movement accommodate already-existing arguments for the rights of non-human beings, such as the rights of animals, corporations, and even fetuses, while accounting for humans who are not entitled to human rights? Does one need a human-ish form to deserve rights including around one’s labor?

The Right to Read/The Right to Speak and Academic Freedom in the Classroom NeMLA (20978)

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:11pm
New England Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

In educational settings, safeguarding free speech is crucial for upholding democratic principles, yet campuses increasingly face censorship and suppression of dissenting voices. By fostering an environment that values free expression and respectful dialogue, educators can prepare students to become informed citizens who think critically and contribute positively to the (r)evolution of democratic society. How do educators include censored, controversial and diverse perspectives into their curriculum and classroom?

https://cfplist.com/nemla/User/SubmitAbstract/20978

 

Mindfulness and the Humanities (Roundtable -- Nemla 2025)

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:11pm
Matthew Leporati / Donetta Hines / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

This roundtable session will discuss mindfulness practices that instructors of writing and literature can incorporate into classrooms, and it will focus especially on the implications of mindfulness for the humanities and for its/their roles in education and society in honoring human, cultural, and global diversity in all its dimensions, enacting equity and inclusivity, and affecting change.

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