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Conspiratorial Pedagogy: How to Teach about Conspiracy Theories

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:36pm
Owen Cantrell, Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

We live in a golden age of conspiracies. From relatively innocuous conspiracies such as Area 51 or the Denver International Airport to more dangerous conspiracies such as QAnon or vaccines with microchips, conspiracy theories are pervasive in our culture. We have seen conspiracy theories lead to domestic terrorism in the past several years, including the January 6th Insurrection. As instructors who teach critical thinking and critical literacy, it is necessary for us to engage with conspiracy theories—since our students are encountering them on social media, on the internet, and, often, in their homes.

Bataille Now: A transdisciplinary conference on the contemporary application of Georges Bataille’s thought

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:35pm
Konstantinos Kerasovitis / Wolverhampton University - Jon Auring Grimm / Aarhus University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Georges Bataille’s work, a century after his texts were first published, has always been vested in controversy. Initially exiled from academic discourse and confined to titillating the imaginations of land-deprived sailors, Georges Bataille’s textual corpus has become the reluctant womb of post-modernity. Bataille’s influence can be found in a milieu of key thinkers from Foucault and Deleuze onto Giorgio Agamben and Jean Baudrillard.

Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:35pm
St. Thomas
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics

Due to the pandemic and a personal issue that delayed publication, this CFP from late 2020 is being reopened. I am looking for 3 to 4 essays to add to what I have. Below is the premise for the volume.

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The impact of the pandemic and the threat that it poses to future human experiences has been well-documented. However, now that non-human animals are possible carriers and becoming infected, their experiences, while often overlooked, are nevertheless integrated into the worldwide pandemic.

POETRY, COMICS, PROSE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:34pm
WinC Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 20, 2022

For more information, visit TINYURL.COM/WINCMAG

 

December 2022 Issue Submissions Call! 

Theme: Love. There are so many things that revolve around that word. It is the number one muse for so many creative people and it means different things to everyone. What does love mean to you? Who or what do you love? How does the word or sentiment make you feel?

We want to know what Autumn looks like through your eyes -- whether in the past, present or future, fiction or non-fiction and across genres (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Slice of Life, etc.).  We are accepting the following storytelling formats:

Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:34pm
Black Performing Arts Research Area (PCAACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Black Performing Arts Area provides a scholarly forum to share and disseminate research pertaining to the Black performing arts across expressive forms.  Broadly defined, the area focuses on all forms of performing and visual arts, including jazz, blues, gospel, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, Caribbean music, dance, poetry, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and acting.  In all of these contexts we are interested in investigating the merger of aesthetic technique and embodiment across Black diasporic expressivity.

From marginal popular culture to cultural polycentrism: a margin transformed into a center

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:34pm
Danièle André, Popular Culture Association of France
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Abstract

This aim of this symposium will be to examine how marginalized cultures are constructed and produced. We will focus on the key players, the main artisans of this cultural production, as well as on the networks that result from it.  We will analyze the concepts of resistance, self-exclusion and the hyper-center faced with the process of cultural polycentrism. These tensions will have to be thought of in terms of contemporary art, long time periods and historicity.

 

SINDIWE MAGONA 2023: SCHOLARLY CONFERENCE

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:33pm
Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

This conference is hybrid in nature and welcomes participants who can present in person at Georgia State in Atlanta or virtually, from their home institution or their own home. This structure is intended to create a diverse conference group, with attendees from multiple locations around the world. Virtual attendees are encouraged to consider putting together a panel or a round table of presenters from their own institution; in that way, that institution can function as an international hub for the conference. Sindiwe Magona 2023: Literary Reflections on Contemporary Issues in South Africa and Beyond

Modernist Transmissions

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:33pm
Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur (SAES)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

"Modernist Transmissions”

 

Yasna Bozhkova (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Nell Wasserstrom (Boston College)

 

Atelier Société d’Études Woolfiennes (SEW)/Société d’Études Modernists (SEM)

Congrès La Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur (SAES)

Université Rennes 2, June 1-3 2023

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Literature Today- January 2023 Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:32pm
Literature Today-An International Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Literature Today- January 2023 Issue

We are inviting submissions for January 2023 issue of 'Literature Today-An International Literary Journal'.  The theme of our  January 2023 issue is 'Love'. You can send us poems, short stories, memoirs and one minute plays on :

Call for Southeast Asian Media Studies Journal Special Issue Proposals and Guest Editors

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:32pm
Southeast Asian Media Studies Journal/Southeast Asian Media Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Southeast Asian Media Studies Journal (SEAMSJ) is the international, bi-annual, double blind peer-reviewed, and open-access scholarly journal of the Southeast Asian Media Studies Association (SEAMSA). Special issues are a significant component for SEAMSJ to cover emerging topics with high current interest within the theme of media studies in the ASEAN region. The journal published six issues between 2019 and 2021. Two new issues will be published in December 2022. ProposalsA proposal for a Special Issue must include:- A suggested title for the Special Issue (12 words max.).

Graduate Conference Call for papers: “Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming” 

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:29pm
San Francisco State University Cinema Graduate Students
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

REPOSTING, deadline OCTOBER 30, 2022


 Call for papers: 24th Annual Graduate Student Conference, Feb. 9 & 10, 2023 School of Cinema, San Francisco State University: “Requiem for Netflix? Reflections on Two Decades of Streaming”  deadline for submissions: October 30, 2022 full name / name of organization: San Francisco State University Cinema Graduate Students contact email: sfsuconference@gmail.com 

Call for papers: XXIV Annual Graduate Student Conference, Feb. 9 & 10, 2023 

School of Cinema, San Francisco State University 

Deadline Submission: October 30th, 2022

"Book: Re-imagined and Re-born," Toronto, Ontario. 29-30 May 2023.

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:28pm
Bibliographical and Book Studies in Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

On 29 -30 May 2023, Canada’s bibliographical and book studies community will gather for the Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences for our first in-person conference since 2019.

GeoSym 2023: Spatiality and Sustainability

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 2:11pm
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Biodiversity loss, the warming of cities, increasing cost and demand of housing with limited supply, and many other topics are issues relating to spatiality and sustainability. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of Geography and Sustainability seeks to highlight Spatiality and Sustainability as meeting points for a broad range of disciplines exploring the changing distribution of both human and natural elements on our planet across space and time. We invite the submission of abstracts from undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty from all disciplines with a strong emphasis on the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of space/time research.

Postcolonial Infrastructure

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:44am
Annual Conference of the German Association for Postcolonial Studies (GAPS) University of Konstanz, 18-20 May 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Mobility systems, urban planning, markets, educational facilities, digital appliances: infrastructure organizes social life, assigns subject positions, and enables or prevents cultural exchange. Yet its powerful role often goes unnoticed as most infrastructure is designed to recede into the half-conscious background of daily life. In recent years, researchers in several fields have begun to uncover the sociopolitical hierarchies and resistant forces at work in the construction, maintenance, transformation, and dismantling of infrastructure. Postcolonial studies has much to contribute to this research—and vice versa.

Travel and Literature at CEA 2023 (March 30-April 1)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:12am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 52nd annual conference, March 30-April 1, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas. Submit your 250-500 word abstract at https://www.conftool.pro/cea2023.  

Edited Collection - Irish Writers and the Civil Service

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 5:42am
Jonathan Foster (Stockholm University), Elliott Mills (Trinity College Dublin), and Karl O'Hanlon (Maynooth University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

  

CFP: Edited Collection -  Irish Writers and the Civil Service

 

Jonathan Foster (Stockholm University), Elliott Mills (Trinity College Dublin), and Karl O’Hanlon (Maynooth University)

 

 

Special Issue: ‘Sounding South Asia: From Silence to Noise’

updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 12:12am
The Soundtrack (Journal) Intellect Books
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

For Don Ihde, as long as humans find themselves living in and breathing through air, sound becomes, for them, an existential singularity. In fact, this air itself, Ihde continues, is ‘not neutral or lifeless’ but finds animation in and with ‘sound and voice’. It is, finally, this vibrant tract of air (for what else is sound?) which relates and marks the human in its existential prospects by not only producing an ambience of the world but also, simultaneously, being subjected to reciprocal manipulation by humans who invariably seek constructive teleologies.

Reminder: New Perspectives on the Metal Gear Solid Series

updated: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 4:45pm
Steven Kielich and Chris Hall
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Call for Chapter Proposals: New Perspectives on the Metal Gear Solid Series (edited collection)

 

Editors: Steven Kielich (University at Buffalo) and Chris Hall (University of the Ozarks)

 

In 2015, Hideo Kojima and his company Kojima Productions split from Konami after the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Kojima’s departure from Konami marked an unfortunate, but understandable, end to the Metal Gear Solid series. Now, in this “post-Phantom Pain” era, it has become both possible and essential to make a retrospective study of the critically, commercially, and culturally resonant series that was Metal Gear Solid.

Horses in Film: 4 Volumes by Decade

updated: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 12:10am
University of Southern Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

These edited collections are part of the upcoming series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film.

The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of horses in film will be considered. 

1) Horses in Film Through the 1950s

2) Horses in Film in the 1960s and 1970s

3) Horses in Film in the 1980s and 1990s

4) Horses in Film since 2000

 

Deadline for proposals: February 14, 2023

First Draft deadline: August 15, 2023

How to submit your proposal

Illusion & Delusion: Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2022 - 2:59pm
Illusion & Delusion / Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2023

BU Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference 

Call For Papers: Illusion & Delusion 

From the Coronavirus pandemic to the Russo-Ukrainian War, researchers are arguably more aware now than ever of their presence at the crossroads of perceived and misconstrued conflicts. The  global political and ecological crises that confront us are strongly linked to imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and exploitation of resources. Literature and film offer pathways to explore global conflict and as a result - whether on the page or the screen - lines are blurred between what is real and what is perceived. 

Perry Mason and The Case of America’s Favorite Lawyer

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2022 - 11:40am
Elizabeth Erwin & Dawn Keetley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 8, 2023

Erle Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason has been a vibrant part of the cultural conversation for nearly 90 years. The titular trial lawyer with a penchant for detective work first debuted in the novel The Case of the Velvet Claws (1933), setting in motion a publishing streak that would eventually become the third best selling series of all time. Successful radio, film, and television adaptations soon followed, solidifying the character’s presence within the cultural lexicon. Indeed, Perry Mason’s crossover appeal demonstrates a cultural importance that transcends medium and generational divide.

17th International Connotations Symposium: “And this gives life to thee” - Textual Reasons for Canonicity

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2022 - 1:11am
Connotations: Society for Critical Debate
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Recent debates on canonicity have focused on how canons are a product of social and historical conditions as well as of reception. Texts become canonical when they are felt to embody the spirit of an age or to voice concerns considered universal at a particular moment. But what about the texts themselves? Can any text become canonical in any way? Or are there any specific textual reasons for such an elevated status? This latter question is what our symposium wishes to address.

4th Singapore Literature Conference

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 10:36pm
Poetry Festival Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Organised by Poetry Festival Singapore, the Singapore Literature Conference is slated to take place on 29 July 2023 (Saturday). The conference, currently in its fourth year, is now calling for abstracts of papers that are in any way related to the theme of "Sojourners." The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2022 (Monday).

When There is Nothing More to Say. – Silence – The Dissolution of Meaning

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:58pm
ACLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

“Silence is constituted by the absence of words but is therefore and simultaneously the presence of their absence” (The language of Silence. Schlant, Ernestine).  

There will always come that specific moment, – and then there is silence. Many great thinkers and artists reached a point, after their most productive phase where they had become silent, and silence exists as a decision and punishment.

Wittgenstein concluded, “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.”

Call for Contributions Edited Volume "Women Who Write Animals"

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:57pm
Lorraine Kerslake / University of Alicante
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 23, 2022

Contributions are sought for a volume that seeks to rethink and recover the history and future of English-speaking female authors who wrote about animals (as scientists, popularizers, storytellers, novelists and poets) from the late eighteenth to the early twenty-first century. We seek to explore the question of how female writers conceive nature and represent animals from a feminist perspective by examining their role in the reconstruction of nature and looking at how they represent non-human animals and their/our relationship with them. The collection aims to pay tribute to what Anglophone female writers did in the name of nature and local wildlife by recovering their contributions and reviewing history.

BL: Queer Vernaculars in World Literature (ACLA 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:52pm
Alvin K. Wong
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This seminar proposes a collaborative theorization of Boys Love (BL), a transnational Asian media phenomenon conventionally associated with adolescent heterosexual female fan subcultures who create, consume, and circulate content depicting male-male romance and sexuality. We invite papers that theorize BL as vernacular forms of world literature with a reach beyond their targeted demographics to unsettle norms of gender and sexuality across national, linguistic, and cultural borders.

The “Safe Animal” Sensibility - ACLA 2023

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:51pm
Jiwon Rim and Yea Jung Park
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in literature and media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” An overworked but underexplored cultural trope, safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.

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