A lot has changed since Neil Gaiman’s character complained “I’m sick and tired of women in our line being stereo-typed as black widows or killer nurses” (The Sandman vol. 2), both in popular culture and crime studies.
Puppets tread the threshold between human and object. On the one hand, they can appear as ideal revisions of the human, on the other as profoundly inhuman entities, characterized by their impertinent refusal to obey human laws, whether of language, feeling, or even mortality. Puppets exist at the nexus of the conference theme: quotidian objects invested with a fantasy of animation, of interiority, of drives, and independent goal states.
“If you want to remember, you better write down the names”:
Post-Modern Times and the Post-Now Bob Dylan
CFP Special Issue: Jean Rhys and Modernist ConnectionsIn the 21st century, we no longer think of modernism as one cultural experience. If having a culture dramatically changed overnight and having to come up with new ways to live, in every sphere of life, constitutes modernity, then those trafficked from Africa to the Caribbean faced their own experience of it. Jean Rhys was born and formed in the Caribbean, and in reinventing herself in Europe as a writer, crafted her own modern voice out of many strands of experience and understanding, particularly as a white writer growing up in a Black post-slavery society.
CLASSIC HORROR - abstracts due April 25, 2022
2022 is the 90th anniversary of the numerous amazing classic horror films that were released in 1932, among them Freaks, Island of Lost Souls, The Most Dangerous Game, The Old Dark House, The Mummy, and White Zombie. To mark this anniversary, we are soliciting abstracts for a special 'journal' issue of the website Horror Homeroom on classic horror. This special issue, which will come out in 2022, will certainly honor those films that have their anniversary this year, but we also want to broaden what classic horror looks like and are interested in essays that explore other national cinemas and lesser-known films.
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
2022 Annual Conference
November 10-12, 2022
Princeton, NJ -- Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Princeton, NJ. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.
The Teaching Writing in College section welcomes all submissions but is particularly interested in those that consider writing instruction in relation to the conference theme of “Change.” By June 4, 2022 please submit and abstract of 300-500 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Lisa Diehl, Chairperson, at email@example.com. Teaching writing has always existed in the intersection of culture, identity, and expression. Writing instructors encourage their students to attend to style, voice, and other aesthetic elements of their text. Writing instructors also encourage their students to think of their work as socially situated and able to effect change in the “real world” outside of the classroom.
Recent essays and articles in publications like The Atlantic and Vox have voiced growing concerns about the increasing elasticity of “trauma.” Even so, those same texts note the value of recognizing others’ trauma and of responding ethically to their stories. This worth is particularly evident in the wake of the many Covid-related traumatic events and the most recent racial reckonings (that may or may not have occurred) in the US and around the world.
Abstract submissions are invited to the second Central Asia Language and Education Conference (CALE) to be hosted by KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, via Zoom on May 26-27, 2022. This conference welcomes researchers working on language education, sociolinguistics, linguistics, second language acquisition, TESOL, and related disciplines. Although the conference overall has a special interest in how issues of language and language education play out in Central Asia, papers do not need to be related to Central Asia, and researchers do not need to be based in the region.
LCE is publishing a special issue of its international, peer-reviewed journal that will focus on all aspects of designing for the environment. We seek submissions of between 6000 and 8000 words from scholars in the fields of architecture, textile, fashion, art, interior design and product design who are working towards developing design solutions to environmental problems. This issue will be guest edited by Zhanel Mussakhanova.
LCE is publishing a special issue of its international, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on issues of teaching, researching and development of Education at all levels, worldwide. We seek submissions of between 6000 and 8000 words that share insights into the analysis of and improvements in classroom-based and blended learning in the context of recent challenges. This issue will be guest edited by Dr. Konstantinos K Dimitriou.
The aim of this conference is to bring together academics, doctoral students and practitioners (educators, linguists, psychologists, economists, political figures, entrepreneurs, etc.) from different countries to discuss theoretical and practical questions related to the contributions of HSS in addressing different issues related to the Covid-19 crisis. The main goal is to contribute to the realization of a sustainable and inclusive development model.
The conference will cover the following topics:
1. The Impact of Covid-19 on individuals, organizations, society and the macroeconomic system:
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Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Event Date & Location: October 15-17, 2021, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2021
Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org
Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Learn@Multiversecon.org
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NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Online ISSN 2347-2073)
Vol. 11 Issue 2 April 2022
New Academia is a peer reviewed and refereed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum. The Journal strives to publish research work of high quality related to Literature written in English Language across the World, English language and literary theory. The aim of the journal is to give space to scholars and researchers to publish their works.
We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars, academicians and researchers in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews.
International conference, to be held in Bordeaux, France, on October 7-8, 2022
While the format is not set in stone, we will strongly consider holding online panels.
The Gothic Panel with SCMLA's 79th Annual Hybrid Conference held in Memphis, Tennessee from October 13-15, 2022 is accepting proposals/abstracts for the Fall 2022 Conference. The virtual conference offers options for both In Person and Virtual presentations. (no longer accepting proposals) Location: Sheraton Downtown Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee
Days: October 13-15, 2022
Contact: Professor Julie Garza-Horne, Gothic Panel Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volume to be Published in November of 2022
The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) is eager to announce a Call for Papers for our third volume.
The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies is a double-blind peer reviewed, open-access journal published by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. JAMS is dedicated to publishing scholarly works concerning anime, manga, cosplay, and the fandom surrounding these areas. As an open-access journal, JAMS aims to reach an audience of scholars both inside and outside the academe, encouraging public engagement through the digital humanities.
Totalitarianism & other radical ideologies as social phenomena have always been a scourge of societies big and small. The present time demands from academics and intellectuals to engage in a detailed analysis of what happens in the rhetoric of radical approaches, and in the deconstruction of its influence on the content and form in which it is delivered.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 10!
Kristin Prins, Kristin Ravel, and I are seeking chapters for an edited collection tentatively titled Feminist Design Rhetorics: Theories, Practices, and Pedagogies for Building Equity and Collective Justice. We hope authors will explore questions such as: What are the roles of design, technologies, and rhetoric in furthering intersectional feminist activism? What impacts do intersectional approaches to design bring to our rhetorical theory, practice, and pedagogy? And how might we use a feminist design lens to make rhetorical choices that center accountability, equity, and social justice?
Animals in the American Popular Imagination
Virtual conference 12-16 September 2022
Currently confirmed keynotes: Brett Mills, Christy Tidwell. Thematic roundtables on cryptozoology (moderated by Margo DeMello), animals in games and digital spaces, more TBA.
The MMLA 2022 conference call for papers states that “we invite our members to a collective discussion of the role of humanities post-now in an emphatic call for immediate changes to allow a fundamentally different future.” The popular culture panel will address this call by investigating both the dystopian and utopian potential of our new reality as expressed in media and other forms of popular culture.
Call for Papers
Contemporaries at Post45
The Art of Drag (Racing): Reading The Fast and the Furious
Despite its outsized popular impact – which spans 20 years, 9 films, a chart-topping song and several viral memes – The Fast Saga remains under-studied. This call for papers invites sustained inquiry into these films for a collection in Post45’s Contemporaries forum, seeking to understand the implications of this series in and on the cultural imagination, especially given the questions posed by its notable divergence from the action film genre.
Call for Papers: Ghostbusters – A Companion
The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks abstracts for our virtual Allied Session at the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference. More information regarding the conference can be found here.
This year, we are particularly interested in projects that intersect with SCMLA's theme of movements, described below:
The South Central Modern Language Association War, Literature, and the Arts Panel is currently seeking conference papers that discuss how literature and other artforms depict aspects of war. Papers on any related topic will be considered for the session taking place during SCMLA's 79th Annual Conference in Memphis, TN and online from October 13-15, 2022.
Please send an abstract of up to 200 words on any topic related to this panel to email@example.com.
Papers are sought from any period, any cultural form/genre, and from any critical perspective that investigate the way that science and culture have influenced, informed, and challenged one another, either within society more broadly or even within higher education. Projects from the medical humanities, environmental humanities, and/or digital humanities are relevant to this panel, as are other interdisciplinary fields at the intersections of science and the humanities. We are looking for papers that consider science and culture as lived human experiences, rather than speculative science fiction per se.
As fans of the genre can attest, popular science writing belies the notion of “science” and “literature” as separate domains. Bestselling science writers borrow freely from the techniques of fiction writers to craft compelling narratives, memorable examples, and evocative re-presentations of technical information. Of course, scholars have long recognized the literariness of science writing: as pioneering work by Gillian Beer, George Levine, Devin Griffiths, Donna Haraway, and others attests, it is difficult to overestimate the historical traffic between science and literature. Since the early modern era (if not earlier), writers and scientists have routinely traded metaphors, images, and conceptual frameworks.
This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Minneapolis, MN November 16th-21st. Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.
In response to the MMLA 2022 theme “Post-Now” this panel seeks papers that deal with environmental futures. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: