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AI and Fandom

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

Due in part to well-publicised advancements in generative AI technologies such as GPT-4, there has been a recent explosion of interest in – and hype around – Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Whether this hype cycle continues to grow or fades away, AI is anticipated to have significant repercussions for fandom (Lamerichs 2018), and is already inspiring polarised reactions. Fan artists have been candid about using creative AI tools like Midjourney and DALL-E to generate fan art, while fanfiction writers have been using ChatGPT to generate stories and share them online (there are 470 works citing the use of these tools on AO3 and 20 on FanFiction.net at the time of writing).

Fan Studies Network North America (FSNNA) 2023 conference

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Fan Studies Network North America (FSNNA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Call for Participation

Fan Studies Network North America Conference 2023 (virtual)

October 11-15, 2023

 

RE: FANDOM

Fan Studies Network North America 2023

 

The 2023 Conference

Performance in the Humanities

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Kim Abunuwara /Utah Valley University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

This special edition of Interdisciplinary Humanities will investigate how performance shapes our experience of the humanities. In the four decades since NYU offered the first degree in “Performance Studies,” the advent of the internet and social media has changed the way we study, create, teach, learn, and identify ourselves. Performance forms and platforms have multiplied and facilitated one of the most contentious political cycles in American history, public upheavals demanding social justice, and new thresholds of mis and disinformation. How are these performance platforms shaping our experience and understanding of the world?

Judicial Rhetoric: A Symposium

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Walt Hunter, Case Western Reserve University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

CFP: Judicial Rhetoric: A Symposium

April 5, 2024

University of Virginia School of Law

In collaboration with Case Western Reserve University

 

Judicial writing is a genre in flux. While court opinions remain both potent and controversial, many judges explicitly write for lay audiences or to entertain specialists. The resulting documents are quoted by the press, invoked at confirmation hearings, and memed in social media. Judges have been praised or blamed for cracking jokes, sharing hoary vignettes, and reciting song lyrics. Commentators might be forgiven for missing an older approach to judicial writing, one marked by a more technical, even tedious style.

 

Database Project: Contemporary African-American Literature

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Infobase Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Infobase, a publisher of databases for schools, universities, and public libraries, is seeking to hire a scholar for a project on contemporary African-American literature. Responsibilities will include writing an overview of the state of African-American literature in the 21st century; writing brief critical biographies of a selection of the most important African-American writers working today; and updating existing biographies of great living African-American writers. The work be prominently featured in a new topic center within Bloom’s Literature, Infobase’s premier literary database. This is a paid assignment. Interested scholars should contact executive editor Jeff Soloway at jsoloway@infobase.com.

Literature of the American West panel @ PAMLA 2023

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The Western Literature Association permanent section invites proposals for in-person presentations at the 2023 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association taking place in Portland, Oregon, from October 26-29. The conference’s theme this year is “Shifting Perspectives.” You can submit your abstract at https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18925; all submissions must be proposed via the pamla.ballastacademic.com submission system (email submissions will not be accepted).

Abstract:

CFP: German Women Writers *Extended Deadline* May 31, 2023 (MMLA, Nov. 2-5, 2023 in Cincinnati)

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

GERMAN WOMEN WRITERS

2023 Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Conference
Cincinnati, Ohio
November 2-5, 2023

Convention Theme Description: https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/

Topic: OPEN

We encourage submissions addressing the literary texts and lives of German-language women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that engage with the Convention theme of “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy” are especially welcome.

CFP: German Literature and Film *Extended Deadline* May 31, 2023 (MMLA, Nov. 2-5, 2023 in Cincinnati)

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

CFP: GERMAN LITERATURE AND FILM

2023 MMLA Conference
Cincinnati, Ohio
November 2-5, 2023

Convention Theme Description: https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/

Topic: OPEN

We encourage submissions addressing German-language literature and film from any period and in any genre. Papers that engage with the Convention theme of “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy” are especially welcome. 

Please submit 250-word abstracts and a 50-word bio as email attachments to Bethany Morgan at bamorgan@iastate.edu by May 31, 2023. 

 

The Materiality of Excess

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
NEMLA 2024 CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

What does "too much" feel like? 

The slimy or gelatinous texture elicits a sense of disgust in some, while others experience pleasure and luxuriousness. Excess can also manifest as waste and pollution: the plastic gyre in the ocean's center; the sticky, musky sensation on one's skin amidst smog. The materiality of excess can also be defined by the marginalized, commodified bodies that become sites of extraction as their labor, organs, and corporeal bodies enter global capital circulation. This session invites papers exploring the materiality of excess – its affect, texture, aesthetics, and politics – to engage with the realm of otherness. 

Possible areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to:

CFP - Global Bond Girls: The Impact of a Complex Cultural Icon

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
Lisa Funnell/Mohawk College and Monica Germana/University of Westminster
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Global Bond Girls

The Impact of a Complex Cultural Icon

 

 

Edited by Lisa Funnell and Monica Germanà

 

 

The Routledge Handbook of the Sociopolitical Context of Language Learning: Call for Reviewers

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
Dr Chris Shei Swansea University UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

If you would like to serve as a reviewer for the handbook please email me. Having reviewed three papers and provided detailed feedback, your name will be listed as a member of the Editorial Board at the front of the book on a conspicuous page.

The handbook has 47 prospective chapters now but there will be withdrawals and rejections before final completion. If you have a full paper to contribute between now and December 2023 please feel free to approach me at c-c.shei@swansea.ac.uk. We may still be able to use your paper.

Current table of contents:

The Routledge Handbook of the Sociopolitical Context of Language Learning

The Routledge Handbook of Endangered and Minority Languages: Call for Reviewers

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
Dr Chris Shei Swansea University UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

If you would like to serve as a reviewer for the handbook please email me. Having reviewed three papers and provided detailed feedback, your name will be listed as a member of the Editorial Board at the front of the book on a conspicuous page.

The handbook has 52 prospective chapters now but there will be withdrawals and rejections before final completion. If you have a full paper to contribute between now and December 2023 please feel free to approach me at c-c.shei@swansea.ac.uk. We may still be able to use your paper.

Current table of contents:

The Routledge Handbook of Endangered and Minority Languages

CFP for The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:23am
The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

The call for papers for the next issue of the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (ISSN 20455852 , ONLINE ISSN 20455860) is now open. 

The deadline for submissions of full articles (5-6k words) is 1 July 2023. The Journal is indexed in SCOPUS (among others), and its remit is broad and international. Please submit your articles for consideration (together with a short bio and institutional affiliation) to both editors: Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell (lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nz) and Dr Ashleigh Prosser (ashleigh.prosser@murdoch.edu.au).

Call for Papers: HyperCultura, No. 12/2023

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:23am
Hyperion University, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2023

HyperCultura, No. 12/ 2023

Dear Colleagues,

We have the pleasure to invite you to submit articles for our next issue, due March-April 2024. We receive papers on Literature (not that of ancient Greece or Rome), Media Studies, Film Studies, Visual and Performative Arts, and Teaching (Language and Literature). Papers in said areas need to focus on the following themes: Nationalism/ Post-nationalism, Colonialism/Postcolonialism/Decolonization, Race, Gender Studies, Ethnicity, and Identity.

We are CEEOL, Ulrichsweb, MLA Directory of Peridiodicals, DOAJ, EBSCO, ERIH PLUS and SCOPUS, and also visible through WorldCat.

"Going Public" in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:17am
Midwest Modern Language Association/MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Children’s Literature and Young Adult Literature Permanent Sections

Session Coordinator: Dr. Amberyl Malkovich 

Dept. of English, Concord University

amalkovich@concord.edu

 

“Going Public” in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Cultures

 

Springer Encyclopaedia: New Populism and Responses of the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 7:17am
Christ University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

REOPENED CFP: We are happy to report that the Encyclopedia is now live on the Springer website (see attached link). We are open to accepting a few more articles for the Cultural Studies section: if interested, please send in your proposals by June 1, 2023. Your proposed article may focus on any topic of your choice that examines populism through a Cultural Studies methodology. 

Springer Encyclopaedia of New Populism and Responses of the 21st Century

As If, But Differently: Meditations on the Realisms of Our Times, 1-2 December 2023, Sofia University

updated: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 5:08am
Department of English and American Studies, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

As If, But Differently: Meditations on the Realisms of Our Times

01 – 02 December 2023

St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia

  

A forum dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the

Department of English and American Studies &

the 135th anniversary of St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia

 

Keynote Speakers

DEADLINE EXTENDED: African American Literature Permanent Panel

updated: 
Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 2:24pm
MMLA - Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

2023 Call for Papers:

The African American Literature permanent section invites proposals for in-person presentations at the 2023 meeting of the Midwestern Modern Language Association taking place in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 2-5. The conference’s theme this year is “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy,” and papers addressing literature’s connection to and challenge of democracy will be given preference.

Interweaving Anthropology, Science, and Narrative: Postanthropocentric Mappings in the era of Climate Crises.

updated: 
Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 1:06pm
Dr Saswat Samay Das / Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Call for Papers

CEP International Conference

Interweaving Anthropology, Science, and Narrative: Postanthropocentric Mappings in the era of Climate Crises.

Event dates: 1st to 3rd November 2023 

Place: Department of Humanities and Social  Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

Extended Abstract Deadline: 30 September, 2023

 

This conference organised by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur in association with University of Oldenburg, Germany and IMIS Bhubaneswar, India can be attended both through online and offline mode.

Peninsular Literature and/or Culture from 1700 to the present, session C

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 11:29am
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Abstracts for session C will reflect any theme related to Peninsular Literature and/or Culture from 1700 to the present. This session will explore a wide range of topics from different periods. Session C is part of a quadruple session with a maximum of three presenters per session, with presentations not to exceed 20 minutes. Presenters must be SAMLA members to attend and may read only one paper at the convention. Interested participants may send a 250-word abstract in Spanish or English, a short academic bio (approximately 100 words), and contact information via email in a single Word document at their earliest convenience. Deadline for abstract submission: June 15, 2023. Please send materials and/or questions via e-mail to Dr.

DEADLINE EXTENDED - American Literature 1870-Present [MMLA Permanent Section]

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 11:04am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2023

The permanent section on American Literature 1870-Present invites proposals for its in-person panel at the 2023 meeting of the Midwestern Modern Language Association conference (https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/).

All proposals are welcome, particulary those that gesture toward the conference theme of democracy.

For consideration, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words and a brief bio to: najung@wisc.edu by May 26, 2023.

 

REMINDER: CFP International Conference "The Factual Animal: Audiovisual Representations of Real Other-than-Human Animals"

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
International Conference, Universitat de Valencia; Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2023

The research group CULIVIAN (“Culturas Literarias y Visuales del Animal” / “Animals in Literary and Visual Cultures”) is hosting the international conference “The Factual Animal: Audiovisual Representations of Real Other-than-Human Animals.” The conference will be held face-to-face at the Facultat de Filologia, Traducció i Comunicació at the Universitat de València (Spain) on November 29 – December 1, 2023. The conference is organized as part of the CIGE/2021/100 research project, funded by the Conselleria d’Innovació, Universitats i Societat Digital, and is additionally sponsored by the Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya at the Universitat de València, and the Friends of Thoreau Program at the Instituto Franklin

Call for Papers: Scholarly Book on Suburban Studies

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
Palacky University in Olomouc
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers: Scholarly Book on Suburban Studies

 

We invite chapter proposals for a forthcoming scholarly book on suburban studies. This interdisciplinary book aims to explore the complex, diverse, and dynamic nature of suburbs, their histories, and their futures. The book will seek to engage with a wide range of topics and themes related to sub/urban spaces, cultures, politics, and environments.

 

Transdisciplinary Conference on Suburban Studies

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
Palacky University in Olomouc
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transdisciplinary Conference on Suburban Studies

We invite scholars and researchers from various disciplines to submit papers for an upcoming interdisciplinary conference on Suburban Studies that takes place on May 13-14, 2024 at Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. The conference aims to explore the intersection between various scholarly fields and the suburban experience, and how literature and other media have portrayed, shaped, and reflected suburban life and its evolution.

Leon Edel Prize

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar.  The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.  Please send the manuscript in Microsoft Word format.

Send electronic submissions to: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Science and Fiction: Democracy, Narrative, and the Natural Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

In conjunction with the conference theme of “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy,” this year’s Science and Literature permanent session invites papers which engage a related theme of “Democracy, Narrative, and the Natural Sciences.” In particular, it invites papers attentive to the scientific discourses moving through fictional texts as they reveal narrative and/or political commitments to democracy, equity, and justice. Submissions might engage but will hopefully not be limited by the following suggestions:

· Agricultural uplift in the works of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois

· Botanical and geographical metaphors for liberation in Black women’s nature poetry

Mahabharata Epic Across Asia Ancient Indian Knowledge System Transcending Spatio-Temporal Boundaries

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 25, 2023

"The greatest event of our age is the meeting of cultures, meeting of civilizations, meeting of different points of view, making us understand that we should not adhere to any one kind of single faith, but respect diversity of belief. Our attempt should always be to cooperate, to bring together people, to establish friendship and have some kind of a right world in which we can live together in happiness, harmony and friendship. Let us therefore realize that this increasing maturity should express itself in this capacity to understand what other points of view are’?"- Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

CFP: Edited volume on films and TV series created by Steven Moffat

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:25am
William Rabkin / UC Riverside Palm Desert
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection 
SCREEN STORYTELLERS: The Works of Steven Moffat
Edited by William Rabkin

This edited volume on the works of Steven Moffat will be the second book in a new series to be published by Bloomsbury Academic. Seeking 250-word abstracts for previously unpublished essays on films and television series created by Moffat. Final essays will be 3,000-3,500 words, written for an audience of student readers, and will be due Spring/Summer 2024.  

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