UPDATE 30 September
We are seeking proposals for two chapters on:
1. Voodoo death as a culture-bound syndrome in (African) popular culture(s): Nollywood, literature, media etc.
2. Cultural illnesses from Latin America: Locura, Mal de pelea, Nervios, Susto in popular culture: cartoons, telenovelas, media, films, literature etc.
We have secured a contract offer with Routledge.
Please send your abstract proposal (400 words) + a short bio (200 words) to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of any queries prior to your submission, please contact the editor.
Call for Papers: ACLA 2023 seminar
Editors: A.D. Boynton, II (U of Kansas), Joanna Davis-McElligatt (U of North Texas), and Kristen Reynolds (U of Minnesota - Twin Cities)
[abstract deadline extended]
54th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2023, in Niagara Falls, New York
Call for papers
The Women’s Network of the European Association for American Studies invites contributions to the interdisciplinary symposium titled
Access to Equality: Reproductive Justice in the United States
Cfp Between XIV.26 (November 2023), Images and representations of work in literature and visual culture
Edited by Raul Calzoni (University of Bergamo) and Valentina Serra (University of Cagliari)
Submission deadline: 2023-03-31 (Friday)
Estimated review response: 2023-07-31
Publication date: 2023-11-30 (Wednesday)
The topic proposed for the next thematic issue of «Between» is the artistic, literary and visual representation of work and its imagery, its conflicts and often utopian potential to revolutionize society.
While we must consider real-world examples, histories, and theories that orient efforts toward reclaiming the commons, environmental humanists are uniquely poised to consider how creative texts (including but not limited to novels, short stories, poems, films, theatre, visual art media, and podcasts) represent the imagined labor of reclamation. Though these representations may range from realist to fabulist, from actionable to impossible, EH teachers, writers, scholars, and activists can share these representations in tandem with diegetic references to inspire new modes of reclamation.
Eighth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium
University of Washington
March 31 - April 1, 2023
Submission deadline: November 30, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Douglas S. Ishii
Additional Faculty Participation by Eva Cherniavsky, Monika Kaup, Melanie Walsh
Craft Critique Culture Conference: Emerald-Colored Glasses: An Environmental Vision
Call for Papers
The University of Iowa English Department invites proposals for its 2023 Annual Conference, Craft Critique Culture, to be held in person in Iowa City, IA.
Event Dates: April 20-22, 2023
CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections of critical and creative approaches to writing both within and beyond the academy.
Literary Druid is a journal that destinies to foster 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.
The Fan Culture & Theory Area of the PCA offers a venue for fan scholars from across the globe to share their research and exchange ideas on this growing field. Papers on all of the many aspects of the topic are invited. The following list of past and possible topics is extensive but not exhaustive:
Organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati, the Graduate Research Meet is one of the largest multidisciplinary conferences in North East India. The 8th edition of GRM will be held on 6 and 7 January 2023 . This conference brings together research scholars from various sub-disciplines in Humanities and Social Sciences. The focus theme for this year's GRM is Humanities & Social Sciences in Transition: Perspectives, Exchanges, and Translations .
Fashion, Culture, and the Literary and Media Arts
deadline for submissions:
January 18th, 2023
full name / name of organization:
Billy Joe Turner Interdisciplinary Symposium
Texas Southern University
Department of English, World Languages, and Philosophy
April 20th and April 21st 2023
The Hungarian Society for the Study of English (HUSSE) and the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Miskolc invite participants to submit 250-word proposals for panels, workshops, and 20-minute presentations in all areas of English Studies for the upcoming
16th Biennial HUSSE Conference
to be hosted by the University of Miskolc, Hungary, 26-28 January 2023.
Demographic concerns fundamentally shape programming and advertising on television, in the U.S. and globally, as they have since the advent of the medium, although many of these concerns have shifted significantly in the post-network era. Youth—defined broadly for these purposes as children (3-8), tweens (9-12), teens (13-19) and young adults (18-25)—comprise vital market groups offering complex and varied challenges to networks, platforms, creators, and advertisers. These challenges are especially heightened given the shifts in media consumption habits, the content restraints (mandated or otherwise) governing media for younger viewers, and the precarity of many aspects of social, cultural, and political life in the 21st century.
On May 2, 2022, a draft decision leaked from the US Supreme Court confirmed what many had feared: that the highest US court was set to overturn the 1973 decision Roe vs. Wade and roll back protections governing women’s rights. Almost immediately after, appointment books and clinics began to close in multiple US states. This situation was far from isolated; in the U.K., pandemic gains for women in access to early at-home abortion will roll back on August 29th, 2022. As these and other examples from around the world demonstrate, the present moment appears to be one of regression and regulation.
In partnership with Johns Hopkins’ University’s The Hopkins Review, the authors of Public Feminism in Times of Crisis: From Sappho's Fragments to Global Hashtags, Leila Easa and Jennifer Stager, are putting together a folio on the relationships and tensions between the singular and the collective as explored in poetry, visual art, scholarship, and theory, among other genres. We are particularly interested in the power of the collective as a much-needed source of activist intervention.
Call for Papers: Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
IMPACT: The 30th Anniversary Issue
Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library together with its partners invites you to the XXII scientific conference "A Story of History Preservers: Retrospective, Present, and Future Possibilities of Research on the History of Memory Institutions", dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library.
The history of any institution is a story that records how the institution emerged, developed and changed over time, what functions it performed and what place it occupied among other organizational structures of society. Without knowing the history of institutions, it is impossible to successfully create visions and strategies for their future activities.
Subject: Call for Papers: Confluence at CEA 2023
Call for Papers, Confluence at CEA 2023
March 30-April 1, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio | 205 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Confluence for our 53nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
The specific objectives of the Seminar are as follows:
- Analyze literary and visual narratives in relation to popular culture.
- Think critically about cultural discourses of human experiences and expressions and to produce close readings of literary and cultural texts.
- Explore more fully the dynamics of popular culture represented through literature within the context of contemporary theory and more traditional discourses.
- Validate a larger socio-cultural context and avenue for understanding popular culture through contemporary literature.
British Association for Romantic Studies 'Romantic Boundaries' Early Career and Postgraduate Conference
University of Edinburgh
15-16 June 2023
Professor Penny Fielding (University of Edinburgh)
Dr Andrew Hodgson (University of Birmingham)
International Conference 'Eco-anxiety and Spirituality in Literature'
February 23-24, 2023
Extended abstract deadline: October 29, 2022
This collection of critical essays explores how contemporary British authors engage with the theme of crisis in their fiction (as apparent in novels and short stories by Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, Graham Swift, Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Pat Barker, Martin Amis, among others.)
‘Crisis’ can be investigated not only as informing any aspect of fiction involving sociopolitical and cultural systems, but also as a mode of challenge to established power structures and modes of representation across narrative traditions.
Submissions should focus on one or more of the aforementioned major contemporary British authors (though you are welcome to propose additional British authors who explore the theme of crisis).
Northeast Modern Language Association 2023 Panel: "Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man in the 21st Century"
Praised by generations of writers and thinkers, Ralph Ellison’s canonical novel Invisible Man remains deeply relevant. As we approach the thirtieth anniversary of Ellison’s passing, this panel will assess how Ellison’s landmark novel continues to be discussed, represented, and taught in the 21st Century.
How has Invisible Man taken on new meanings in the age of post-Obama, Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, COVID-19, and ongoing climate change?
What influence has Ellison’s work had on later generations of writers?
How do we situate Ellison’s opus in his corpus and/or the canon of American letters?
Northeast Modern Language Association 2023 roundtable: "Teaching 20th-century African American Women's Writing"
Given the ongoing cultural assault on the history of race in the United States, now is the perfect time to discuss how we teach African American Women’s writing. This roundtable will focus on twentieth-century literature (broadly defined) and invite conversation about approaches for introducing African American Women’s writing to students and for emphasizing its vastness and power to help us understand our past, present, and future.
Roundtable participants will have between 5-10 minutes to introduce a topic, and conversation will follow.
Women have stepped up and took the leadership in many fields and domains. Whether they led missions in space or under water and oceans the world has witnessed many heroines that changed the paradigms linked to the role of Women, the impact and the touch they made.
How these women face the world challenges? How have they proved themselves? How have they challenged the status co? and what comes next?
This roundtable seeks to not only answer but to put a reflection forward on Astronauts and Women in the Maritime fields and their contribution in creating a new universe more open, free and tolerant towards others differences.
Discussion topics may include but not limited to:
- Women, space and science fiction