Editor Leah McCormack (University of South Dakota) invites prospective contributions from experienced professors of creative writing from around the world for Creative Strategies: A Multi-Genre Guide to Writing Feedback on Student Manuscripts, which is under contract to be delivered to Routledge by December 2024 as part of the Routledge Studies in Creative Writing book series.
CFP: Queer Comics of Color for Comics Studies Society 2023 “Comics on the Margins” Conference
Call for papers for a roundtable session organized by Joanna Davis-McElligatt and Margaret Galvan for the Comics Studies Society 2023 “Comics on the Margins” Conference on July 27-29, 2023 at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX (https://comicsstudies.org/2023-cfp/).
The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line, the question as to how far differences of race-which show themselves chiefly in the color of the skin and the texture of the hair-will hereafter be made the basis of denying to over half the world the right of sharing to utmost ability the opportunities and privileges of modern civilization.
—W.E.B. Du Bois (1900)
Are there multiple forms or species of racism or simply variations of a fundamental structure?
—Jared Sexton (2012)
I have only one solution: to rise above this absurd drama that others have staged around me
POST-PANDEMIC FUTURES: CULTURAL MEETING POINTS
Hybrid Conference: Maynooth Campus and Zoom
Organized by Loïc Bourdeau (Maynooth University)
and Steven Wilson (Queen’s University Belfast)
OCTOBER 5-6, 2023
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Eivind Engebretsen, Professor of Interdisciplinary Health Science (University of Oslo)
Lucille Toth, Dance Scholar & Assistant Professor of French (Ohio State University)
FIFTEEN YEARS OF THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August , 2023.
Bader College, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK
“That's how Dad did it, that's how America does it…and it's worked out pretty well so far…” - Iron Man (Favreau, 2008)
This special issue of the ZAA: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture will explore the aesthetics and politics of psychotherapy from the point of view of Anglophone literary, cultural, and media studies. In particular, we seek contributions that fall into at least one of the following three strands:
CALL FOR PAPERS
4th INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE
Media in America, America in Media
23-24 March 2023
Mind, Body and Earth
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: Women’s Innovations in Theatre, Dance, and Performance
We are writing about a call for contributors to an exciting new series at Bloomsbury. Women’s Innovations in Theatre, Dance, and Performance aims to capture the innovations women have made to the performing arts in their historical, geographical, and disciplinary diversity. This series seeks to broaden, celebrate, and recover historical awareness of these performance-based artmakers and their contributions; as such, it will showcase innovative, intersectional feminist historiographical approaches along with a history of women’s innovation in the field.
In a 2019 piece in The Guardian, Indian writer-activist Arundhati Roy says of the space, created by the literary: “It’s a fragile place in some ways, but an indestructible one. When it’s broken, we rebuild it. Because we need shelter. I very much like the idea of literature that is needed.” This idea of literature as a fragile shelter that needs constant rebuilding throws open the question of the literary communities. What is the nature of this community of readers and writers constructed by the act of literature? How can literature have a purchase on public culture, if at all? With the onset of social media, can we see literature in the 21st century as a communitarian exercise anymore?
The Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies Graduate Student Conference
University of California Los Angeles
Submission Deadline: January 30th, 2023, 5:00pm (PST)
This edited volume will explore myriad ways in which colleges/universities have worked with and against their communities, covering such issues as neighborhood gentrification, town-gown conflicts, innovation alliances, local food programs, and the existence (or lack of) access pipelines for local students. This project has been motivated by the recognition that, “From their founding, universities introduced class differences to cities in ways that only intensified as the institutions became key platforms for social and economic
The Beat Studies Association welcomes papers on any aspect of Beat writing, including centennial writers (Philip Whalen, Carolyn Cassidy, and Norman Mailer). Papers on the impact of Beat writers on subsequent writers and on the relevance of countercultural poetics to the current moment will also be welcome. Representations of writers and texts in televisual and cinematic media and ecocritical approaches are also possibilities. Send 100 word abstract, title, and a few lines identifying yourself to John Whalen-Bridge at email@example.com.
The University at Buffalo Music Graduate Student Association (MuGSA) has announced a call for abstracts for its 2023 Research Symposium. The symposium topic is Music and Language. We invite any 300-word abstracts for papers that fall within this broad sphere of scholarship. Scholars from fields other than music are encouraged to participate in this interdisciplinary symposium.
The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday, January 15th. We are anticipating notification of acceptance/rejection by no later than Sunday, February 5th.
If you could circulate the attached poster amongst those in your department who may be interested, we would very much appreciate your help.
American Literature Association Annual Conference - Boston May 25-28, 2023
The Sea in American Literature
deadline for submissions: January 25, 2023
The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites submissions for a panel on The Sea in American Literature. Potential subjects for this panel range from Melville and Richard Henry Dana to Stephen Crane, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Barry Lopez, and Jonathan Bayliss, but others will occur to you as well. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Gary Grieve-Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 25, 2023. Please indicate if you have AV requirements.
The Jonathan Bayliss Society will sponsor a roundtable panel 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.
Narrative Form in American Fiction
deadline for submissions: January 25, 2023
International Conference on "Exile"
(Online and in-person)
2-4 May 2023
Faculty of Arts and Humanities - Sousse, Tunisia
Exile as a broad term denotes a force of (un)voluntary escape from one’s land to a foreign space, and it connotes a sense of estrangement and nostalgia. Exile in literature, culture studies and linguistics is more problematized, as it takes different forms and orientations. Indeed, Exile negotiates complex issues related to historical events that have marked human existence such as the Industrial Revolution, the two world wars etc…
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries welcomes articles exploring any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries (broadly conceived). In addition to traditional scholarly papers (roughly 4000-7000 words), we welcome essays on fresh pedagogical approaches to the works of Defoe and other writers of his era.
We also encourage the submission of innovative digital and multimedia projects, as well as experimental non-peer reviewed essays.
Scholarly essays may be eligible for essay prizes awarded by the Defoe Society.
The present realities of decolonization, immigration, and refugee migration require critical enquiries into the provision of liberal studies in higher education. The aims and methods of liberal education as a pedagogical exercise and a cultural practice need to be examined within the dynamic intellectual, social, economic, and political contexts created by today’s unprecedented movement of peoples and intersections of cultures. Variously seen as forced migration, exile, dislocation, statelessness and even environmentally induced displacement, the Global refugee crises present multilocational and multilayered challenges.
The 2022-2023 Illinois Medieval Association Symposium will focus on medieval environments, with the term environment being liberally defined. We are now accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations for our March 10 session. Although we will consider proposals on any aspect of medieval studies, priority will be given to those dealing with medieval environments.
Currents in the Periodical Press (Deadline Extension)
2023 RSVP Conference
Caen, France, July 6-9, 2023 (with some hybrid & online options)
Call for articles for the peer-reviewed academic blog of the PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies (popmec.hypotheses.org ISSN 2660-8839). We accept, process, and publish articles on a rolling basis.
Special dossier | edited by Marica Orrù and Igor Juricevic
A fundamental element of the American imaginary, superhero and heroic narratives have seen a new apogee since the turn of the century. New and old heroes and heroines have populated popular culture, giving rise to a variety of texts that tackle diversity, nostalgia, and the need for imaginaries and narratives that help us deal with the struggles inherent to our current times.
This two-part dossier, co-edited by Marica Orrù and Igor Juricevic, will collect essays on (super)hero figures in twenty-first century US popular culture, with a specific focus on diversity, cross-genre texts, and transmedia representations.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Creativecritical Writing Now
A Special Issue of TEXT Journal of Writing and Writing Courses
This Special Issue aims to explore forms of, and approaches to, creativecritical writing: writing which performs scholarly and creative functions simultaneously. Such blended approaches are no longer new—indeed, they are tracking distinct paths and uses in various contexts inside academia and beyond. As such, this Special Issue will take stock of the current nexus between the creative and the critical, as well as speculate on future conceptions of hybrid creative writing/scholarship.
Call for Papers
MLA 2024 in Philadelphia
On Poe’s Longer Works
Poe’s theory of effect suggests that literary works should be readable in one sitting, but he published several pieces that are not. Organized and sponsored by the Poe Studies Association, this panel for the 2024 Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia will examine Poe’s longer works, including Eureka, Pym, Rodman, and others. (For example, are “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt” really readable in one sitting? A very long one, perhaps.) We will consider proposals that offer new and engaging readings of any of these longer texts.
Open call for proposals to TTT2023 Malta
Interdisciplinary Conference Taboo – Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science
27-29 September 2023, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta
Call for papers, posters, artworks and artist-talks open until 31 January 2023
Founded in Paris in 2007, the Transatlantic Walt Whitman Association (TWWA) invites students, researchers, and Whitman enthusiasts to participate in its 13th annual Whitman Week, consisting of a seminar for students interested in Whitman and Whitman’s poetry, and a symposium bringing together international scholars and graduate students. In 2023, the Whitman Week will take place for the first time in Rome, at Sapienza University of Rome from June 12 to June 17.
Please view the full Call for Papers on the website: https://whitmanweekrome2023.com/
School of Social Sciences and Professions, London Metropolitan University
LONDON CONFERENCE IN CRITICAL THOUGHT 2023
June 30th and July 1st, 2023
Call for Presentations – deadline March 13th, 2022
The Call for Presentations is now open for the 10th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported by the School of Social Sciences and Professions at London Metropolitan University. This will be an IN-PERSON conference, occurring at the Holloway Road (North) campus of London Metropolitan University.
Critical Stages/Scènes critiques is available online to the reader without financial, legal or technical barriers. Ιt is a a biannual (June/December) peer-reviewed journal fully committed to the Open Access Initiative. It offers a platform for debate and exploration of a wide range of theatre and performance art manifestations from all over the world.
Critical Stages/Scènes critiques is indexed by SCOPUS, DOAJ, MIAR, ERIH Plus, DRJI, GOOGLE SCHOLAR, and listed in the ULRICH’s web Global Serials.
Call for Papers
Special Issue #29 (June 2024)
GRADUATE COMICS ORGANIZATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
CALL FOR PAPERS 2023
Comics in Conflict
University of Florida
April 14-16th, 2023 (Gainesville, FL)
Deadline for submissions: February 24, 2023
There has recently been a surge of interest in the subject of slavery and its legacies in Arabic fictional production.
While some of these Arab novels highlight histories and complex legacies of enslavement, others prefer to revisit and connect the historical contexts and genealogies of slavery to modern issues of social justice, failed nation building projects, and persistent forms of coloniality. In these novelistic narratives, slavery continues to affect perception of the self and national identity in relation to race, gender and ethnicity, as well as referencing blackness and its socio-cultural constructions within different modern Arab communities.