Due in part to well-publicised advancements in generative AI technologies such as GPT-4, there has been a recent explosion of interest in – and hype around – Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Whether this hype cycle continues to grow or fades away, AI is anticipated to have significant repercussions for fandom (Lamerichs 2018), and is already inspiring polarised reactions. Fan artists have been candid about using creative AI tools like Midjourney and DALL-E to generate fan art, while fanfiction writers have been using ChatGPT to generate stories and share them online (there are 470 works citing the use of these tools on AO3 and 20 on FanFiction.net at the time of writing).
Conference dates: Feb 1-2, 2024
- Sun-Chieh Liang, National Taiwan Normal University
- Patrick Hersant, Université Paris 8
- Fritz Senn, Zurich James Joyce Foundation
Organisers: Franca Ruggieri, Fabio Luppi, Enrico Terrinoni, Serenella Zanotti
The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Sixteenth Annual Conference in Rome to celebrate Joyce’s 143th birthday.
Call for papers - Special Issue
of Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
Spaces of Precarity:
Migration, Spatiality and the Refugee Graphic Narrative
Markus Arnold (University of Cape Town) & Bidisha Banerjee (Education University of Hong Kong)
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE NEXT ISSUES
Volume: 34, Issue: 1 & 2, Year: 2024
Call for Book Chapters
The Caribbean and The Southern United States: Interrogating Contemporary Literary and Cultural Connections
Call for Book Chapters to the forthcoming edited volume, Deconstruction in Action: From Theory to Praxis, edited by Dr. Raisun Mathew, Assistant Professor of English, Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), India. The publisher of the edited volume is Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.
Decolonizing Universal Design for Learning –Innovations, Promising Practices, and Calls for Change from the Global South and Indigenous Communities
The book is part of the Educational Innovations Series and seeks to include quality works putting light on the contemporary advances in the fields of theory and practice of educational pedagogies.
Dr. Frederic Fovet, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Quality unpublished works as chapters are invited to the book. The chapters should strictly be according to the coverage scope of the book.
SCOPE & OBJECTIVES OF THE BOOK
We are looking for new chapters for our first year composition textbook Digitally Mediated Composing and You: A Beginners Guide to Understanding Rhetoric and Writing in an Interconnected World
We are looking for writers to contribute four new chapters in Digitally Mediated Composing and You. Because these chapters are filling gaps in an existing text, the topic and direction of each chapter is predetermined, as is the format, but each chapter should be written in the unique voice of the author, and there is a lot of room for experimentation and play within the format!
Generative AI is changing how we conceptualize writing and thus thinking and creation. As scholars of literature and writing, we are uniquely positioned to reflect on these changes. To this end, this panel aims to spark interdisciplinary conversations about AI and its relation to writing, the writing process, and writing instruction. We hope to encourage an inclusive forum for exchanging perspectives, experiences and practices.
RISE: Creative Theoretical Approaches to Cultural Production, Then and Now Call for Papers
Howard University's Graduate English Student Association
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 18, 2024
In “The Race for Theory,” Barbara Christian writes:
Call for Papers
ICSSR-sponsored National Conference
Narrative Matters: Materialities, Modalities, and Ethical Dimensions of Storytelling
8th – 9th February 2024
Centre for English Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
We are pleased to announce the upcoming one-
day International conference entitled "Genre
Studies” to the academic community. This
conference aims to explore and celebrate the diverse
genres, themes, and forms of popular literature and
culture and their significant impact on society. The
conference will bring together scholars, researchers,
professionals, and enthusiasts from various
disciplines such as literature, cultural studies,
sociology, anthropology, and psychology. It will
provide a platform for sharing ideas, insights, and
research findings related to popular literature and
culture, while promoting interdisciplinary exchange
Embrace Empowerment at WOMENSCONF2024: Join the Global Movement
Are you ready to be part of a transformative experience that is shaping the future of women's studies? Look no further than the 6th Global Conference on Women's Studies (WOMENSCONF2024), coming to Zurich, Switzerland, from 5th to 7th July 2024. Let us take you on a journey of knowledge sharing, global networking and empowerment like never before.
Benefits of WOMENSCONF2024:
Journal of Perpetrator Research Special Issue: Complicit Testimonies
The Journal of Perpetrator Research is seeking submissions for a special issue on the theme of Complicit Testimonies, scheduled for publication in Spring 2025, and guest-edited by Ivan Stacy (Beijing Normal University).
We find ourselves in a landscape of failure. We have failed to reach every climate goal we have set, and there is no returning to an unpolluted world. Institutions have failed their workers, resulting in a resurgence of industrial action and defiance. On the international stage, governments have failed migrants and refugees, leading to unprecedented levels of displacement.
Can something productive be drawn from failing? How have past failures – of revolution, of technology, of selfhood – been put to constructive ends? And how might failure be mobilised as a new site of resistance?
With 2017’s Get Out, Jordan Peele burst out of the confines of sketch comedy and announced himself as one of the most original voices in contemporary cinema. Part and parcel of Peele’s success was his undeniable mastery of–and facility with–generic conventions. Get Out has been ascribed a range of genre labels, from psychological thriller to political horror, black comedy to sci-fi, zombie movie to horror verité. Peele himself has added fuel to the fire by musing that his film is a “social thriller” and a “documentary” that “subverts the idea of all genres.” Since the success of his first film, Peele has released a pair of even more generically ambitious and ambiguous films: Us (2019) and Nope (2022).
Proposals on any aspect of men, men’s studies, and/or masculinities are welcome; however, the following topics are of particular interest:
Saint Louis University—Madrid, June 7-8, 2024
The OED defines “modern” as “being in existence at this time; current, present,” but also as something that is “opposed to the remote past.” Given that the concepts of “past,” “present” and “future” are not fixed, but, to paraphrase Einstein, illusory, the meaning of “modern” itself is hard to pin down.
As countries of the Global North continue to reshape their immigration policies to tighten the
legal/illegal movement of Global Southerners into and through their borders, globalization
announces itself as doubly edged, having positive economic benefits and undesirable
consequences on both sides of the global divide. Yet, with the twentieth-century surge in
migration, a noticeable trend in African migrant fiction like Mbue’s How Beautiful We Were and
Indian diasporic novels, such as Sahota’s The Year of the Runaways, including films like Amata’s
Black November, is that while much of global migration remains north-directed, with the Global
I am extending the CFP for 'The E.T Book: New Perspectives on the Classic 1980s Blockbuster' till the end of November.
We have several abstracts on Childhood, merchandising, the video game, as well as on John Williams Score, unmade ET, cinematography etc
I would love to have some abstracts which focus on aspects of the film itself (textual, narrative, thematic) and its production contexts.
Please do feel free to send me any ideas you have
Dr Matt Melia
The ET Book: New Perspectives on The Classic 1980s Blockbuster
Editor: Dr Matthew Melia (Kingston University)
CFP: Queer/ing Horror: Video Essays at the Intersection of Horror and Queerness
MONSTRUM 7.2 (December 2024)
Guest Editor: Dayna McLeod
CFP: LABOUR AND SCREEN MEDIA
BAFTSS 12th Annual Conference. 3rd -5th April 2024. University of Sussex, UK.
We are delighted to announce two new Book Prize Awards, under the auspices of the UK-based Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA): the VPFA First Book Prize and the VPFA Second Book Prize awards. These book prizes will be awarded in alternate years, beginning in 2023 with the First Book Prize, followed in 2024 by the Second Book Prize. The VPFA First Book Prize is intended for the first book of an early-career scholar; the VPFA Second Book Prize is for a second book by scholars at any career stage.
Submissions for the 2023 VPFA First Book Prize are now open, with a deadline of 31 December 2023. The winner will be announced in the spring of 2024.
Refocus: The Films of Peter Weir
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRITICAL DIVERSITY STUDIES (IJCDS) (PUBLISHED BY PLUTO PRESS)
IJCDS invites scholars to submit abstracts for a special issue that that engages with challenges and opportunities of critical transformation in the higher education environment. The theme of this issue is CONVERSATIONS ON CONVIVIALITY AND CRITICAL DIVERSITY LITERACY: OVERLAPS, TENSIONS AND GRAY AREAS.
The WAC Journal seeks scholarly work at the intersection of writing with teaching, curriculum,
learning, and research focusing on our special issue topic of how WAC pedagogies (dis)engage adult and returning learners. Our review board welcomes inquiries, proposals, and articles from 3,000 to 6,000 words.
The PhD in Theatre and Performance at the Graduate Center CUNY is calling for doctoral applicants for our Fall 2024 cohort. Located in the heart of New York, with longstanding ties to public service and the city itself, we are thrilled to welcome interdisciplinary, practice-based, and passionate applicants this year. Our Admissions deadline is January 1 2024.
To that end, we warmly invite you to our open house (in hybrid form), which takes place on November 2, 2023, from 5-7pm. RSVP to Alexandra Rego (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patricia Goodson (email@example.com).
The last few years has given education a great insight into its own practices. Between online classrooms during the pandemic and the rapid emergence of more and more powerful technologies, we educators have seen a growing need to reevaluate our classrooms, as well as work with new tech to enhance these learning environments.
46th Comparative Drama Conference
April 4-6, 2024
NEW DUE DATE: OCT. 20
Due to numerous requests for an extension to the abstract due date, the new abstract due date is October 20th.
We look forward to receiving your abstract.