From the famous castle of Hogwarts to Sunnydale high school and the magical academy of Aretuza, Fantasy stories are frequently set in school settings, especially when they are addressed to young readers and viewers. These familiar and possibly reassuring surroundings can hide important mysteries, including secret and magical passages or vampire-teachers, thus creating either worry or wonder.
CALL FOR CHAPTERS / CFP
We invite chapter proposals (300-500 words) for an edited volume of critical essays dealing with film director Peter Watkins to be published as part of the University of Edinburgh ReFocus series (series editors Robert Singer, Stefanie Van de Peer, and Gary D. Rhodes) which examines overlooked international directors and brings them to a constellation of new discourses.
Call for Contributions for a Special Issue of Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914 “Victorian Necropolitics” Deadline 15 April 2022
Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes.
This CFP focuses on folklore and mythology regarding dragons. I am looking for 4 or 5 essays to round out the volume.
Deadline for proposals: April 8, 2022
Deadline for first drafts: June 17, 2022
How to submit your proposal
Please send abstracts and a short biographical note to Rachel L. Carazo at email@example.com
Two-day symposium of the American Studies division at Leibniz University of Hannover, 22 & 23 September, 2022
Call for Papers - PAMLA Veterans Studies Panel
‘The Violence of Humour’
Call for papers : Summer issue deadline 30th June 2022
LCEKIMEP ISSN: 2709-5010
Contact Adel Aitym at LCEKIMEP@gmail.com
LCEKIMEP is an open access online journal that is published by KIMEP University four times per year. It incorporates the work of international scholars who are engaged in research in the areas of Applied Linguistics, Pedagogy, any aspect of Cultural Studies, Cultural Production and Criticism, and Environmental Humanities.
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) presents its annual conference to be held virtually from Thursday, December 15 to Saturday, December 17, 2022.
MLA: 5–8 January, 2023, San Francisco, CA
Not Quite Human: Crakers, Pigoons, and Other Others in Margaret Atwood’s Works
Following recent bioengineering marvels and the first successful pig-to-human heart transplant, the Margaret Atwood Society panel welcomes proposals for papers on depictions of the nonhuman in Atwood’s works.
250-word abstract and bio are due to Lee Frew, firstname.lastname@example.org, March 15, 2022.
Console-ing Passions is an international group of feminist and queer scholars whose interests converge around the study of television, video, audio, and new media. The group was founded in 1989 and has been hosting conferences since 1992. CP conferences present opportunities for scholars at all levels of their careers to engage with feminism, media, and social change.
Console-ing Passions 2022, to be held at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Summer 2022, is organized by a team of feminist media scholars coordinated by Mel Stanfill and Anastasia Salter.
FORUM: Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty is a peer-reviewed publication concerning working conditions, professional life, activism, and perspectives of non-tenure-track faculty in college composition and communication. It is published twice annually (alternately in the September issue of CCC and the March issue of TETYC) and is sponsored by the Conference on College Composition and Communication.
“The ordinary is a shifting assemblage of practices and practical knowledges, a scene of both liveness and exhaustion, a dream of escape or of the simple life.” - Kathleen Stewart, Ordinary Affects
This MLA Special Session panel invites papers that interrogate the affordances and stakes of mobilizing marginalized affects, or elucidating affects that move between marginalized bodies in contemporary American literature and culture.
Lauren Berlant characterized affect as the “body’s response to the world, something you’re always catching up to.” And yet critics often overlook the role of material bodies and embodiment in the circulation and impact of affect. How can we put the questions of embodiment and materiality back into the study of affect theory? What can be gained from studying bodily affectations in marginalized lives?
Other questions/topics to consider:
"Athena: Philosophical Studies" No. 17, 2022 (editors: Audronė Žukauskaitė, Denis Petrina)
Thematic issue "Transformations of Biopolitics in the Time of Crisis"
Now accepting proposals for a SAMLA Special Topics Panel for this year's session, Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2022, in Jacksonville Florida (with the possibility of our session being virtual).
SPECIAL SESSION: Write the Change You Want to Be in the World
The seismic changes brought about by movements such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter have impacted all parts of society. Writing plays a pivotal role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. This traditional session welcomes submissions on any aspect of teaching, exploring, and leveraging inclusive writing as an instrument of change.
Call for Papers
Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines
University of Mauritius, 2 – 4 August 2022
Confirmed keynote speakers
Ananya Jahanara Kabir, King’s College London | Stef Craps, Ghent University | Anwar Janoo, University of Mauritius
George Abungu, Archaeologist and International Heritage Consultant | Ari Gautier, Novelist
CALL FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF REVISTA CANARIA DE ESTUDIOS INGLESES (spring 2023)
The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks submissions for a special issue entitled “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” to be published in spring 2023. The monograph is guest-edited by Begoña Simal-González (Universidade da Coruña), Sara Villamarín-Freire (Universidade da Coruña), and Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Universidad Nebrija), members of the research project “Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste,” financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science (PID2019-106798GB-I00) and the AEI (National Research Agency).
CFP: 56th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Venue: California State University, Long Beach. Mainly in person with a handful of sessions on zoom.
Dates: April 13 and 14, 2022
PAMLA 2022 Los Angeles: “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”
PAMLA welcomes special session proposals for the 2022 PAMLA conference at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California (early morning Friday, November 11 through Sunday night, November 13, 2022) on topics of scholarly interest that are not too close to the topics of our general (standing) sessions (go to https://www.pamla.org/about/constitution-bylaws/ and search for “general sessions” to find a list of PAMLA’s standing sessions). Our system for paper proposals will open in March 2022, with May 15th as the submission deadline.
“Living In Pandemonium:” Academic Spaces & Pandemic Life
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location in-person: St. John’s University Queens, NY
Submission Deadline Extended: February 25th, 2022
Teaching and learning are always a series of voyages and returns.
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, swaths of books about the pivot to online learning have emerged, many focused on practical classroom instruction as a much-needed kind of spiritual manna in a time comprised of uncertainty and abrupt shifts in normative praxes. These contributions capture a historical watershed moment where the voyage is key (e.g., Chan, Bista, and Allen, 2021; Jansen and Farmer-Phillips, 2021; Lemov, 2020; Reimers et al., 2020; Grays-Wiley, 2020).
These edited collections are part of the upcoming series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film. Now that the mythological equines volumes are nearly full and ready for being finalized, this CFP addresses the next volumes in the process.
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: May 28, 2022
WORLD LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Pamukkale University, School of Foreign Languages hosts the “World Languages and Literatures Research Symposium” to be held online from June 1 to June 3, 2022. We are interested in receiving proposals on a wide range of topics relating to the many long-running currents of thought and new waves of thinking about several language teaching and learning contexts, including:
Eastern Languages and Literatures, Western Languages and Literatures, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, Translation Studies, Comparative Literature, Ancient Languages and Cultures, Turkish Language and Literature, Foreign Languages and Literature.
UNISA: DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES
is pleased to announce its third departmental
WAR AND WRITING LECTURE SERIES: May-July 2022
Call for Papers
Old Countries and New States: the Borders of War
Algorithmic technologies are nowadays proliferating in various sectors of the economy and, more generally, in society. Yet, while their widespread development already occupies several areas of contemporary life, their material configuration often remains opaque and difficult to comprehend, especially when it comes to how algorithms shape the futures of people and societies at large. Often, algorithms and AI technologies are conceived by their users and creators as “magic” that is beyond comprehension — an understanding that has a range of political and cultural implications for society (Campolo & Crawford, 2020) and has been consequently recognized in the theorizations of economy and politics (Pignarre & Stengers, 2012).
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CLIMATIC JUSTICE/INJUSTICE