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Post-Otherness in Literature, Culture, and Language. New Strategies for the Validation of Identity

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:14am
Faculty of Letters, University of Oradea, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Starting from the assumption that identity (seen as a relationship with one's self) and individuality (seen as a relationship of the self with the group) are both discursive constructs, we presume that it is the uniqueness of these constructs that confers authenticity and validation to a particular person/community/society. This issue is a subject already widely researched and problematized in theories of otherness from the perspective of dealing with diversity or even with social distancing and alienation.

Autotheory and Its Others

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:14am
Becky McLaughlin
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

 

Autotheory, an emergent discourse with historic precedents, lacks a stable definition. Recently, Lauren Fournier defined the term as “a self-conscious way of engaging with theory—as a discourse, frame, or mode of thinking and practice—alongside lived experience and subjective embodiment . . .” (Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art, Writing, and Criticism). Yet there are as many approaches to autotheory as there are autotheorists. From a recognizable aesthetic in artistic practices to a more scholarly methodology, autotheory remains a shapeshifter.

Call for Contributions to Edited Volume: THE ELEMENTS AND FILM MUSIC

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:13am
University of Silesia in Katowice
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Robert Bird’s study of Andrei Tarkovsky’s cinema, published in 2008, was given a significant yet ambiguous subtitle: Elements of Cinema. Looking for the key to understanding the famous director’s films, the author took as guides “four traditional elements of matter, each captured through the distinct elements of cinema that conditioned Tarkovsky's work, from 'system' and 'imagination' to 'screen', 'image', 'story' and 'shot'”. Images of the elements, with their culturally defined symbolism – Earth as a vessel for nostalgia, water as the universal element of art and a medium of representation – became the building blocks of the unique atmosphere of Tarkovsky's films.

Summer School: Bouncing Forward: Future Narratives, Scenarios, and Transformations in the Study of Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:12am
International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) Justus Liebig University Giessen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2023

Call for Papers

Bouncing Forward:
Future Narratives, Scenarios, and Transformations in the Study of Culture

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) Justus Liebig University Giessen
19-23 June 2023

ESSCS and TransHumanities Joint Summer School

Outsider/s Conference 2023 - Brighton

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:11am
Outside/rs Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2023

Our conference theme:  Solidarity With/In the Community

We are currently in a period of greater divides and contestation within our society, especially when it comes to those who exist in queer, marginal or dissident relations to normativity in its various guises.

This feeling of division and the fight for solidarity both inside and outside our communities is a common experience for queer, trans or LGBTQIA+ people, as well as BIPOC communities, disabled and neurodiverse people, working class and colonised populations, and others still.

5th Global Conference on Women’s Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:09am
Acavent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 7, 2023

Following the success of the fourth edition of the Global Conference on Women’s Studies, we are excited to announce the 5th edition of this premier academic event. Attended by scholars, researchers, and scientists from around the world, WOMENSCONF is more than an academic event. It’s a community and a knowledge platform. The connections that you make at the event and the memories from learning and networking sessions will last you long after the event is over.

XIII Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:08am
The Lisbon Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

FUTURE/FUTURES 

 

For centuries thinking about the future was basically an optimist and progress driven endeavor, aimed at advancing towards the best of possible worlds through the improvement of science and technology.  

GRAPHSY 2023 - Encuentros con el cuerpo: actitudes, performances y los sentidos

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:06am
Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

UPDATE: Hybrid sessions available

 

 15th GRAPHSY (Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium) - February 17, 2023 - In Person (with hybrid sessions)

           Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown University - Washington, DC

 

Encuentros con el cuerpo: actitudes, performances y los sentidos / Encontros com o corpo: atitudes, performances e os sentidos

 

– Literature –

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Julia Chang (Cornell University)

 

– Linguistics –

Gaming America

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:05am
Agata Zarzycka, University of Wrocław, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2023

The complexities of the American impact on global culture, economy and technological development offer a relevant context for exploring various aspects of the video-game medium, its history, markets and communities. At the same time, thanks to its ongoing development in the realm of academic reflections on culture, media and society, Game Studies generates growingly productive lenses for America-focused research. That is why this thematic issue of Anglica Wratislaviensia invites papers investigating broadly understood overlaps or exchanges between video games and North America as objects of scholarly reflection. Possible themes include, though are not limited to:

REMINDER: Edith Wharton Panels at ALA

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:05am
American Literature Association Conference 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 5, 2023

American Literature Association

34th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2023

The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Edith Wharton and Beauty

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers that explore Wharton’s engagement with beauty in her works. Panelists are encouraged to consider the role of beauty in her writing on design, gardens, and travel as well as her novels and stories. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Proposals might consider (but are not limited to) the following questions:

 

The Shakespeare First Folio: 1623 to 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:04am
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the journal Shakespeare (the organ of the British Shakespeare Association, published by Routledge) on the Topic of "The Shakespeare First Folio: 1623 to 2023"

The guest editors of the journal Shakespeare, Miranda Fay Thomas (Trinity College Dublin) and Gabriel Egan (De Montfort University), invite papers for a special issue on the topic of the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio. The special issue will appear in late 2023 to coincide with the book's 400 anniversary. The special issue is open to any study that focusses on the significance, understanding, and reception of this important book in its own time and/or at any time between 1623 and now.

Cluster Call for Papers: Poetic Voice and Materiality

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:04am
Dr. Zoe Bursztajn-Illingworth
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

The editors Zoe Bursztajn-Illingworth and Julius Greve seek essays for an ASAP/J cluster on “Poetic Voice and Materiality”. We understand this topic to capaciously include new approaches to questions of poetic voice in contemporary American poetry. Experimental responses to questions of voice in poetry are welcomed, including contributions not only from literary studies but also from sound studies, film and media studies, performance studies, philosophy, the posthumanities, digital humanities, and archives across the globe.

Shirley Jackson Society at ALA 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:03am
The Shirley Jackson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Call for Papers

“Ecocritical Approaches to Shirley Jackson” and “Shirley Jackson: Witchcraft and Magic”

Sponsored by the Shirley Jackson Society

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston, Massachusetts

May 25-28, 2023

 

The Shirley Jackson Society invites scholars at all stages of their careers to submit to our panels for the American Literature Association’s Annual Conference in Boston, May 25-28, 2023. We are planning for two panels this year: 1. Ecocritical Approaches to Shirley Jackson, and 2. Shirley Jackson: Witchcraft and Magic.

 

4th Literature and Cultural Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:02am
ADIKAM Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2023

4th Literature and Cultural Studies Conference

03-05 May 2023

Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

CFP: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:02am
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 26, 2023

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Saturday July 15 – Sunday July 16, 2023

University College London*

(*note the exciting new location)

Proposals are invited for presentations at the 26th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 15 – Sunday July 16, 2023 at UCL.

Proposals for presentation of critical work about creative writing or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) are equally welcome.

Coast to Coast Connections

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:02am
Kayla Adgate / University at Albany and University of California, Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2023

A VIRTUAL STUDENT CONFERENCE HOSTED BY THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY & THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

The theme of connection in the humanities is far-reaching and multifaceted. This student conference is a joint initiative between

UAlbany and UC Davis focused on connection in all its significations.

We welcome undergraduate and graduate student proposals for both critical and creative projects from literary/cultural studies, creative writing, rhetorical/composition studies, and other adjacent disciplines. Potential topics on the theme of connection may include (but are not limited to):

CFP: ‘Personified Body Parts and Organs with a Mind of Their Own in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture’

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:01am
Gilad Padva and Yair Koren Maimon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 20, 2023

*CFP: ‘Personified Body Parts and Organs with a Mind of Their Own in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture’
edited volume*

*Editors*: Gilad Padva and Yair Koren Maimon

 

This collection initially examines cinematic, televisual, literary, visual and poetic representations of body parts who are vitalized, autonomized, individuated and animated. They become independent entities with a mind of their own. Instead of being parts of intricate mechanisms, these organs turn into independent, humanized and personified "bodies."

The Lived Experience of James Joyce

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:00am
Isaac Slone
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

This edited volume collects essays from those writing about the experience of reading, studying, teaching, and interpreting James Joyce. The essays form a picture of how Joyce’s writing serves its reader by reflecting dimensions of human experience.

Atmospheres of Violence

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 9:24am
Harvard University / Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Film and Visual Studies Graduate Student Conference Harvard University

May 3–5, 2023

Keynote Speakers: Yuriko Furuhata (William Dawson Scholar of Cinema and Media History, McGill University), Pooja Rangan (Associate Professor of English in Film and Media Studies, Amherst College), and Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

The 15th International Symposium on Comparative Literature: The Imaginaire and (Re)Shaping the World (November 14-16 2023) [Deadline Extended]

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 9:06am
Department of English Language and Literature / Cairo University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

According to Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “To imagine is to represent without
aiming at things as they actually, presently and subjectively are.” Imagination is
associated with creativity and the ability to conceive and envision ideas, images,
visions, societies and sensations in ways that transcend reason, and reach beyond
reality. It is a force that ongoingly wrestles with the constitution of reality, and is
credited for having shaped the world as we know it through the cumulative work of
writers, artists, scientists and philosophers. Imagination, hence, produces, creates a
higher reality that becomes the new reality. It is a synthesizing force that oscillates

Acta Ludologica (Vol. 6, No. 1, 2023) - EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 7:53am
Acta Ludologica
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Acta Ludologica (ISSN 2585-8599, e-ISSN 2585-9218) is a double-blind peer-reviewed scientific journal published twice a year in both online and print versions. It focuses on the comprehensive discourse of games and digital games, including theoretical and empirical studies, research results, and their implementation into practice, as well as professional publication reviews and scientific reviews of digital games.

Acta Ludologica is inviting manuscripts for Vol. 6, No. 1, scheduled to be published in June 2023. The submissions deadline is extended until January 31, 2023.

ROUTLEDGE BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus

updated: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 11:10pm
ROUTLEDGE, Taylor & Francis, Informa, Informa UK Limited
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus (Routledge, Global Edition) 

Series Editors: Goutam Karmakar, Puspa Damai, Payel Pal, Deimantas Valančiūnas

(In)habit - Graduate English Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 2:52pm
University of Toronto, Graduate English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2023

(In)habit

Conference Date: April 25, 2023|Abstracts Due: January 27, 2023*

 

Marxism and Cartography- DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 11:53am
The University of Florida Critical Theory Reading Group/MRG
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 14, 2023

CFP: The 25th Annual University of Florida Critical Theory Reading Group/MRG Conference

 

“Marxism and Cartography”

 

The Critical Theory Reading Group/MRG, University of Florida

 

March 23-26, Gainesville, FL

 

Keynotes: Regina Martin (Denison University), Jason Read (University of Southern Maine), and Robert Tally (Texas State University)

 

Corporeal Conversations / Conversations corporelles

updated: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 11:43am
Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Corporeal Conversations / Conversations corporelles

 

March 10-11, 2023 | Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island

 

Keynote: Dr. Nora Martin Peterson

Associate Professor of French Cultural Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

CFP: Youth TV in an Age of Precarity

updated: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 10:35am
Aviva Dove-Viebahn
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

NOTE: This is an updated call for an earlier CFP; I am still looking for a few more abstracts to round out the proposed collection. All relevant topics will be considered, but I am especially eager to read abstracts exploring youth TV in relation to economic precarity, reproductive rights, disability, Indigeneity, mental health, and/or environmentalism.

Call for papers on fairy tales, legends and nursery rhymes

updated: 
Monday, January 2, 2023 - 5:04pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

 

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

 

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks paper presentations and panels for the PCA's annual conference, April 5-8, 2023. We are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale, legend or nursery rhyme related subject. Discussions of fairy tale monsters and shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc.) versions of tales are especially welcome. Creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history will also be considered. 

 

DEADLINE extended Exile at State U: Stories from the Outer Edges of Academe

updated: 
Monday, January 2, 2023 - 12:14pm
Douglas Higbee/University of South Carolina, Aiken
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023

UPDATE: deadline extended

 

Seeking abstracts for an edited collection of essays about life on the tenure track, especially for those working in the humanities and social sciences at non-R1 colleges and universities.

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