The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society seeks two persons to serve on the Emerson Society Program Committee, beginning in January 2023.
The Emerson Society 2023 Awards Announcement
Graduate Student Conference Paper Award
Fandom today is often entangled with digital platforms, which offer spaces and features that make some aspects of fan culture more widely accessible amid increasingly globalized communities and models of consumption. Fans are perceived to be early adopters of new technologies, particularly those that provide space for gathering and community building. Likewise, many types of fan works, fan labor, and fandom participation depend on certain platforms for hosting, sharing, distributing, and discussing such content. However, fans also have complicated relationships with platforms, whether because their needs and uses are in conflict with other stakeholders or because platforms can generate and challenge notions of access, accountability, and community.
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico
EXTENDED Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2022
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Boston, May 25-28. We are interested in abstracts that examine the influence of Charles Olson and/or other Black Mountain Poets on poetic practices and their developments up to the present. A variety of poets took up the innovative practices of figures like Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Robert Duncan, John Wieners, and others associated with Black Mountain. How have the practices of this fundamentally important school of poetics been extended, transformed, and/or resisted by other poets?
Call for Papers: Edited volume on representation of neurodiversity on television
Curt Hersey, firstname.lastname@example.org, Associate Professor of Communication, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia
Julie D. O’Reilly, email@example.com, Professor of Communication and Women’s & Gender Studies, Heidelberg. University, Tiffin, Ohio
Gender Studies Area
April 5-8, 2023
San Antonio, TX
The Gender Studies area of the Popular Culture Association explores a broad range of intersections between gender and popular culture, whether within popular culture texts or practices.
- SEEKING PAPER PROPOSALS -
Bridgewater State University and Salem State University, graduate-level
students or recent degree-recipients to present their research and writing. Our third annual conference will held at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, February 4, 2023.
accepting works in:
TESOL & Linguistics
Rhetoric & composition
English education & teaching English
Professional writing & communication
Re-Africanizing Local Culture: Language and Identity Politics in African Literature
Call for Papers
Draft Proposal by Dr. Najib Mokhtari, UIR-Center for Global Studies
Co-edited with Dr. Richard Oko Ajah, University of Uyo, Nigeria
Call for chapter contributions to proposed book on The Who’s Tommy:
See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me: Tommy, Rock Opera and Twentieth Century Britain
Edited by Keith Gildart and Benjamin Halligan
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor a panel at the 82nd Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society—exploring the themes of Thoreau, politics, and extinction—to be held July12-16, 2023, in Concord, MA.
“Fates, Fortunes, and Resources in the Postbellum Republic”
The August Wilson
American Literature Association
CALL FOR PAPERS
34th Annual ALA Conference
May 25-28, 2023
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Sneaker Studies: A Call for Papers
Sneakers have constituted one of the most significant cultural phenomena in recent history, and yet they have not garnered sustained attention by scholars of humanities and cultural studies. This project, an online sneaker archive will consider how specific shoes have become icons of their historical eras. This is a second call for papers this time with a more focused question. We are interested in studies of specific athletes as pitchmen and their changing relationship with signature shoes or shoe lines.
“That’s a Take!”: The International Television Commercial as Short Film
You are invited: An international conference sponsored by a trio of universities that may attended for free and without any registration at this ZOOM link:
The goal of this seminar is to provide a forum in which to discuss how TV shows (reality shows, true crime shows, documentary broadcasts, docufictions, and web series) bridge the gap between factual knowledge and myths, and how it facilitates the transfer of ordinary knowledge into the implausible, especially in Iberia and Latin America. Entertainment business and journalism intertwine to engage an audience oriented to the consumption of serialized narratives.
Corporeal Conversations / Conversations corporelles
March 10-11, 2023 | Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island
Keynote: Dr. Nora Martin Peterson
Associate Professor of French Cultural Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Call for Contributions
Hard Times Issue
Perspectives on Punishment and Decarceration: (The Need for) Recipes
edited by Paul McGuinness, Cornelia Wächter and Andrea Zittlau
“Environments” will be the theme of the 21st biennial conference of the International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England, planned for 28-30 June, 2023. Under this broad rubric, we invite papers from all disciplines that study aspects of early medieval England. Possible topics include:
• material and physical environments (e.g., landscapes, seascapes, architecture, travel)• ecologies and cosmologies (e.g., conceptions of Nature, the Universe, astrology)• spiritual environments (e.g., Heaven and Hell, the Church and the church)• cultural and intellectual environments (e.g., scholarly networks, libraries, networks of cultural exchange, source study)
American Academy of Religion - Western Region Annual Meeting 2023
University of California, Davis March 24-26, 2023
Call for Papers: The Role of Religion in Asian American Civil Rights Discourses
Panel: Asian American Religious Studies Unit
The human and plant relationship stretches back to the earliest of times, arguably 20,000 years ago when the prehistoric hunter-gatherers had not quite learned to domesticate the wild vegetal species that grew around them. Learning to domesticate the plants for their own use was a decisive moment that changed humans into an agricultural unit and left the promise of a quantum leap in human history. Indeed, for the last twenty millennia, humans and plants have co-evolved in such diverse but intimate ways that the history of one would be unthinkable without the history of the other.
Canadian Review of American Studies (University of Toronto Press) is the leading American Studies journal outside the United States and the only journal in Canada that deals with cross-border themes and their implications for multicultural societies. Published three times a year, the journal aims to further multi- and interdisciplinary analyses of the culture of the US and of social relations between the US and Canada. CRAS is a dynamic and innovative journal, providing unique perspectives and insights in an increasingly complex and intertwined world of extraordinarily difficult problems that continue to call for scholarly input.
"This is You Beyond You": Representing the Present through Speculative Futures
Seminar proposal for ACLA's annual meeting
"This is you beyond you. After and with the consequences of fracking past peak oil. After and with the defunding of the humanities. ... After the end of the world. After the ways we have been knowing the world" -- Pauline Gumbs, M Archive
“Tell me,” he says, “have you ever heard of something called a moon?” -- NK Jemisin, The Fifth Season
CFP: Edited Collection - Irish Writers and the Civil Service
Jonathan Foster (Stockholm University), Elliott Mills (Trinity College Dublin), and Karl O’Hanlon (Maynooth University)
Rights and Responsibility in Jewish Tradition
Michelle Ann Abate, Ohio State University
"Funny Girls: The Forgotten History of Feisty Young Female Characters in Classic American Comics"
UCLA Department of Theater and the Center for Performance Studies present the 2023 Graduate Student Conference:
In Cahoots: Disciplinary Crossings and a Future for Performance Studies
Abstract Due: November 10th, 2022
Conference Dates: February 15-17, 2023
The JASNA Denver/Boulder Region invites submission of proposals for the breakout sessions at the 2023 AGM which will be held in Denver, Colorado, on October 27-29, 2023. The theme is “Pride and Prejudice: A Rocky Romance.” Keeping this in mind, presenters could examine the “rocky” relationships and situations existing in Pride and Prejudice through fresh eyes and unique perspectives.
Emerson Society Panels ALA 2023
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the 34th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 25–28, 2023, at the Westin Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Both panels will honor the contributions of the late professor Joel Myerson.
March 1-4, 2023
Dallas, TX and online
Sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Narrative, the International Conference on Narrative is an interdisciplinary forum addressing all dimensions of narrative theory and practice. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium; papers, however, should be in English. Organizers are particularly interested in discussions connected to the topic “Narratives in the Public Sphere."