*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 1, 2023 ***
The response to our earlier CFP was so strong that we are expanding our edited volume into The Handbook of Transgender Science Fiction, and we welcome additional chapters examining science fiction novels, short stories, YA literature, graphic novels, comics, films, television, games, material culture, and other media.
Interested authors should submit a 300-word abstract, a 200-word biography, and a sample of a previously published chapter or article to the Dropbox folder at https://bit.ly/Transgender_Science_Fiction no later than October 1, 2023.
Critical Plant Studies, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, calls us to re-examine in fundamental ways our understanding of and engagement with plants, drawing on diverse disciplinary perspectives. A sampling of topics appropriate for this series includes but is not limited to:
• Representations of plants in literature, art, film, and popular culture
• Relationships between humans and plants
• Boundaries and distinctions between plants and animals
• Plants and the environmental crisis
• Phytosemiotics and plant communication
• Plant sensation and consciousness
• Vegetal agency
Dear Scholars and Researchers,
We are delighted to announce the Call for Chapters on Dalit Life Narratives: The Context, Text and Praxis a timely and significant initiative that seeks to explore and highlight the contemporary relevance of Dalit experiences. This compilation aims to shed light on the lived realities, struggles, triumphs, and aspirations of the Dalit community through the medium of life narratives.
Gaston Bachelard asserts that "all really inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home." How does one define "home"? Is it a materially constructed shelter, or a psychological space that holds one's memories, imaginations, and, essentially, a space that "protects the daydreamer" (The Poetics of Space, 5)? Furthermore, what does it mean to exist in a "body"? And what does it feel like to be "at home" in a body? How does one traverse these inhabited spaces, both in public and in private? Or, how are spatial boundaries reinstated when the home and the body is misaligned?
Call for Papers
2024 AAAS Annual Conference
April 25-27, 2024
Asian American Studies in the 2020s: Disciplinary, Ethnic, Diasporic Identities
How We Do Asian American Studies: AAPI Narratives of Shared Vulnerability and Care Communities
Type: Paper Presentation (3-4 presenters)
Editors: Somasree Sarkar (Assistant Professor, Ghoshpukur College, University of North Bengal) and Agnibha Maity (Senior Research Fellow, University of North Bengal)
Reiterating Urbanisms: Staging the City in Literature and Media from the Global South
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
The Asian Caribbean in the Caribbean Diaspora
Submission Deadline – December 15th, 2023
Notification of selection – January 15th, 2023
Full Chapters Due – May 30th, 2024
Aleah N. Ranjitsingh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Africana Studies Department and Caribbean Studies Program, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY)
SEEKING CHAPTER PROPOSALS FOR EDITED VOLUME-
Call for papers
“‘Nor thou nor thy religion dost controule, The amorousnesse of an harmonious Soule’: Rethinking Devotional Works and Practices in the British Isles (16th-18th c.)”
(Scroll down for the French version, scientific committee and selected bibliography)
A one-day preparatory seminar will take place on April, 5th 2024 (as a hybrid event) to enable scholars to present their research. The conference will then take place at Université Paris Nanterre on April 3-4, 2025.
CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL SPACE AND NEW MEDIA
Studies in Theatre and Performance Special Issue Call for Papers
The study of labour in the long nineteenth century has enjoyed a rich critical history, guided by the twentieth century’s New Left focus on class formation and experience, and extended in more recent years by scholarship which has diversified traditional and non-traditional categorisations of ‘labour’. This conference seeks to question the thinking by which we identify forms of labour in the first place: who, both in the nineteenth century and now, is allowed to decide what counts as labour? Which voices of the long nineteenth century emerge if we diversify our definition(s) of labour? And, how can the scholarship of labour – or the labour of scholarship – help us navigate the nature, purpose, and value of labour in a post-Covid era?
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS BACK IN-PERSON AGAIN! FEBRUARY 12-13 2024 DESOTO SAVANNAH, SAVANNAH GA
After three years of virtual conferences, we're excited to welcome you back to Savannah. As we reboot our in-person conference, we're also bringing back one of our most popular Keynote speakers. Please join us at the DeSoto Hotel in the beautiful Historic District this coming February for the critical engagement, friendly community, and vibrant network that the BCPS Conference has been known for for over three decades.
What can quantification, statistics, and algorithms contribute to our understanding of literary works, trends, or history? How can engagement with data be productive, contributing to traditional research strategies by adding more options of interpretation and analysis? We welcome proposals for an edited volume on the possibilities – and limitations – of applying computational methodologies to the study of modern Hebrew literature from the Haskalah to contemporary times, all genres, including translation studies.
Please send abstracts by December 1, 2023 (500 words, and preliminary bibliography) in which you define your project: corpus, methodology, innovation, context, and connection to traditional literary study.
Transforming Pedagogy with Popular Culture We are organizing a panel (or panels) on the topic of "Transforming Pedagogy with Popular Culture" for the 53rd Annual CEA Conference in Atlanta, GA, from March 21-23. We are looking for papers that discuss how popular culture can be used to teach important concepts or skill sets in a way that engages students in the learning process. Some potential topics include, but are not limited to, critical thinking skills, empathy, composition styles, and rhetorical analysis. There is a possibility that panel presenters may be asked if they want to participate in an edited essay collection on this topic. Please note that presenters must be members of CEA to present at the conference.
The definition of literary realism and the key features of Victorian realist novels have long been the subject of debate. However, most would agree that Victorian realist texts have traditionally focused on the lived experience of everyday people, representing the observable world and embracing literal representation of it, and using it to present social commentary prescient to the real world it is designed to reflect.
*CFP Deadline Extended*
“American Afterlives” - 51st Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture
February 19-20, 2024 (virtual) and February 22-24, 2024 (in person)
Influenced by Le Corbusier’s ‘Radiant City’, the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects in St. Louis were a
modernist, utopian vision of urban renewal. However, they quickly slid into disrepair and in 1972 were
partially demolished in a nationwide, televised spectacle. The failure of Pruitt-Igoe shows us that the
dystopia is always necessarily contained within the utopia: despite the intentions of its architect Minoru
Yamasaki, in planning the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects, it was always destined to be a vision of 'functional'
racial segregation by its federal ideators. Although the edict of racial segregation was thrown out by the
13- 14 June 2024
“‘Without water we are nothing’: Poetics and Politics of Water in Anglophone Postcolonial Literatures (20th-21st Centuries)”
Keynote Speaker: Farhana Sultana (Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, Syracuse University)
The international conference “‘Without water we are nothing’: Poetics and Politics of Water in Anglophone Postcolonial Literatures (20th-21st Centuries)” will be organised by the University of Lille (CECILLE) on 13- 14 June 2024 . This interdisciplinary conference invites papers that will address the poetic and political stakes of water in 20th and 21st-Century Anglophone literatures.
CALL FOR PAPERS: ACLA 2024: Texts in Motion: Walking and Literature
Call for Papers: Choreographic Practices
Special Issue: ‘Differing Bodyminds: Cripping Choreography’
View the full CFP here>>
Leni Van Goidsenhoven (University of Amsterdam)
Carrie Sandahl (University of Illinois)
The Journal of Contemporary Poetics is a biannual, open access peer-reviewed journal. Focused on Literature, Linguistics & ELT, it solicits papers that are global and interdisciplinary in scope. It brings together perspectives on a diverse array of issues through well-research papers that engage with pressing contemporary issues that are framing recent debates in the Humanities. We do not seek an application of theory but an engagement with multiple cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary philosophical paradigms that are shaping the contemporary debates in Literature, Linguistics and ELT. We publish articles that touch upon a vast array of topics including
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.
(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)
This is a call for papers for a virtual conference hosted by O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi-NCR, India
Title of the Conference: Living in the Era of Neo-Orientalism: Complicating Muslim Identities in a Post-9/11 World
Conference dates: 3rd and 4th of February, 2024
We invite papers for a panel at the AAAS Conference 2024 in Seattle.
Organizer: Esther Sánchez-Pardo
Co-Organizer: Becca Klaver
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
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.