In 2014, Falmouth University hosted one of its most successful conferences: Haunted Landscapes. This conference is round two, and it will be held in beautiful Cornwall on the Falmouth Campus, which is set in lush tropical gardens and a few minutes’ walk away from its picturesque town and beaches.
Queer and Trans Climate Futures
Special Cluster for Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE)
Guest Edited by Davy Knittle and Austin Lillywhite
This special session panel, for the 2024 MLA in Philadelphia, PA, will reflect on how performativity, acting, and theatre appear in writing. When we consider the novel, especially, how does theatre show its impact on authors and how do authors invoke theatrical performance or acting in a non-visual form? For texts with visual components, such as manga or illustrated stories, how do the images interface with the text to create an experience of performance for readers? When we see the theatre itself appear in literature, what is its role? When we see an amateur performance, such as Lovers' Vows in Austen's Mansfield Park, what does that say about how theatre is constructed in Austen's understanding of society?
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) serve a vital function within academia, particularly for the predominantly Black student body that these historic institutions serve. There are at least 74 HBCUs that offer degrees in English, Languages, or Literature, including 10 HBCUs that offer Master or Doctoral degrees in these subjects. Some of the leading scholars of our disciplines graduated from HBCUs with at least “9 percent of full-time Black faculty earned their doctorate degrees from HBCUs [with] more than half returning to HBCUs as faculty members” (Perna, 2001).
As editor of the Oxford Handbook of African American Women’s Writing, I invite 300-400 word abstracts for 6,000-8,000 word articles (excluding bibliography).
How can we leverage material texts and archival encounters to reinvigorate the humanities classroom? We invite proposals for a roundtable on such pedagogies and their impact in the classroom and beyond.
Please submit a 250-word abstract and brief bio to the session organizers via email (see below) by March 17, 2023.
The Incredible Nineteenth Century: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Fairy Tale (I19) seeks to publish the best scholarship on the century that was, in many ways, the time period in which the modern genres of science fiction and fantasy began, and in which the academic study of fairy tale and folklore has its roots. I19 interprets “the nineteenth century” broadly, using the dates of “The Long Nineteenth Century”—roughly, from the beginning of the French Revolution to the end of World War I—but even these dates are just notable historical markers as they approximately coincide with Romanticism and Modernism, respectively.
Special Session at MLA 2024 in Philadelphia, January 4-7, 2024
How might we better understand colonialism, and ways of being and knowing against or outside of it, by foregrounding the maritime: oceans, sailing, ports, cargo, navigation, crews, shoals, shipwreck, piracy? “Water is the first thing in my imagination,” writes Dionne Brand in A Map to the Door of No Return: “I knew that everyone here was unhappy and haunted in some way” that “had something to do with the Door of No Return and the sea.” Following Brand’s method, the gambit of this roundtable is that approaching colonialism via the sea can help us see it better and imagine paths past it.
In the Western perception of things, which still preserves the Platonic, or rather Parmenidean image of a stable order in which they exist, the potentiality of monstrousness, emerging from fractures in this world – or, to reach even deeper, from the dark matter of the chōra, the sombre Nurse of all becoming – appears as absurd, and yet at the same time as ecstatic, epiphanic.
The Mixed-up Politics of Disinformation, Anti-Feminisms, and Misogyny
Call for short papers for a Feminist Media Studies Commentary and Criticism Section
1500 word papers are due 1 June 2023
Jessalynn Keller, University of Calgary
Michele White, Tulane University
Forthcoming Book Series: Global Historical Fictions
Defining historical fictions as encompassing of many media forms, this book series invites contributions that consider the multiple ways in which we shape history for diverse purposes, and that investigate popular history in a variety of contexts, and modes.
UCSD Literature Department Graduate Student Conference
University of California, San Diego | Hybrid, May 26th-27th, 2022
Ruptures of In/Justice
Annual Conference on South Asia
October 18-21, 2023
Panel title: South Asian Literature in Translation
Spanish and Iberian Comics/Graphic Narratives
This is a proposal for a collaborative session, jointly organized by the Forum Executive Committees ofComics and Graphic Narratives and 20th and 21st Century Spanish and Iberian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
To Be Continued 3:
Defining, Producing, Performing, Consuming, and Theorizing Serials and Adaptations
Organizers: Julie Grossman (Le Moyne College), Thomas Leitch (University of Delaware),
Iain Smith (Kings College London), Constantine Verevis (Monash University)
I am seeking proposals for essays to be included in a proposed volume exploring conceptualizations and representations of Queenship as a dramatic role or performance. In bringing together essays from different disciplinary perspectives, that focus on particular Queen or a group of them, on particular actors or other aspects of performance the volume aims to create a clearer picture of what it has meant to ‘play the part’ of Queen at different times, in different places, and across different media and contexts to shed light on the ways in which the office of Queenship in practice in real historical situations has been culturally understood, interpreted and re-interpreted.
Call for Book Chapter
Oikography: Homemaking through Photography
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)
Challenged, Banned, Censored: Curtailing Comics
The Forum for Comics and Graphic Narratives seeks proposals for a non-guaranteed special session at the Modern Language Association annual conference to take place in Philadelphia from January 4-7, 2024.
The Forum for Comics and Graphic Narratives seeks proposals for a guaranteed special session at the Modern Language Association annual conference to take place in Philadelphia from January 4-7, 2024.
Registration for “The Girl in Theory: Toward a Critical Girlhood Studies Symposium” is now live! The symposium will be held virtually on March 29-31, 2023. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register on our website: www.girlhoodstudiescollective.com/
We are excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the twenty-fifth annual conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities (LCH), which will be held in person (with some online components) on June 22-23, 2023 at the University of Toronto School of Law in Toronto, Canada. This year's theme is "Absence, The Present and the Past." Proposals are due March 17, 2023. You can find the complete call for papers on our website (https://lawculturehumanities.com/event/2023-annual-conference).
Please spread the word! We look forward to the prospect of gathering together again this summer.
German Screen Studies Network (GSSN) & King’s College London
CALL FOR PAPERS
Images at Work: Labour and the Moving Image
King’s College London
Thursday, 22 and Friday, 23 June 2023
Deadline for Proposals:31 March 2023
Post-extractivist legacies and landscapes: Humanities, artistic and activist responses
4-8 July 2023 at University College Dublin
CFP Submission Deadline: 14 April 2023 (panel proposals); 14 April 2023 (paper proposals)
(Re)Imagining Tomorrow: Agency and Possibility in Literature and Media for Children and Young Adults
Call for Paper Proposals
Deadline for Submission: 25 March 2023
A peer-reviewed graduate student conference - Accepting virtual and in-person presentations
University of British Columbia | Unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Vancouver, Canada | Friday 23 June - Saturday 24 June 2023
January 4-7, 2024
What does it mean to be treated “like an animal”?
The central theme of the forthcoming 40th issue of our interdisciplinary journal "Świat i Słowo" [“World and Word”] is "Literature from a local and regional perspective." In the era of progressive globalization and universalization of culture, sometimes imposed by the media and the so-called opinion-forming centers of the dominant civilization model, in which the world is perceived as a "global village" inhabited by a consumer society that is supposedly subject to inevitable changes forced by technological progress (with the revolution of artificial intelligence at the forefront), we want to turn to what we perceive as primal and natural, i.e. sources of literature, culture and art in our local and regional spaces and communities.
Heidelberg, 11-12 April 2024
ABOUT CHACHITRA DARPAN (translates to Cinematic Review)
Chalchitra Darpan is an undergraduate film journal by Celluloid, the Film Society of Miranda House, University of Delhi, India. The inaugural edition (2019-20), which was Delhi University’s first ever undergraduate journal, was introduced with the vision of building a student community of future film scholars around it. The journal aims to provide an academic space for undergraduates interested in film and media, who wish to explore and engage in film academia.
3rd EDITION THEME: CINEMA IN CRISIS