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The Forms of Academic Work

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:36am
The Working Group on Academic Forms
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Call for Papers: The Forms of Academic Work 

Special Issue of Postmodern Culture

Edited by The Working Group on Academic Forms

Reality TV in the Social Media Economy Cluster

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:36am
ASAP/J
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 6, 2023

Something has changed about the way we watch reality TV. For example, Selling Sunset, a show about selling luxury homes in the Hollywood Hills area, is the new platonic ideal of reality TV. It presents the glamorous, unattainable Hollywood lifestyle but is grounded by the viewers’ social media engagement with the subjects online. These viewing practices facilitate a novel method of watching reality TV. Engagement is now self-reflexive: drama on many of the shows has its roots in Instagram, TikTok, or Reddit feuds about the show, rather than actual conflicts that unfold on-camera. Other series, such as Vanderpump Rules, Indian Matchmaking, and Too Hot to Handle similarly thrive in this social media economy.

2024 Greater Gulf Symposium: The Built and Unbuilt Gulf

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:35am
Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

From the Yucatán Peninsula to the Florida Keys, the many cultures of the greater Gulf have inscribed the region with their distinctive architectures, re-formed landscapes, and imagined spaces. Where once the Karankawas constructed the ba’ak, the petroleum complex sprawls with its refineries, tank farms, and pipelines.

NeMLA 2024: Abundant Silence: Narrative and Artistic Strategies of Resistance (Seminar)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:33am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This seminar builds on successful past seminars on the roles and limits of narrative in bearing witness to trauma and injustice. This year, we examine relationships between silence and abundance as artistic resistance strategies against colonial, racist, and exclusionary narratives.

ICMS Beowulf the Monster

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:33am
International Congress of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Session Title: Beowulf the Monster 

Session#5331

Importance:

Although Beowulf has long held place as a praise poem, a rising tide of critique has noted various elements that frame the central protagonist and other heroic figures in the poem as monstrous in key respects (Greenfield, 1982; Griffith 1995; Orchard 1995; Köberl 2002; Sharma 2005; Gwara 2009). Despite these critiques, however, the hero’s virtuous standing remains intact—particularly, in his reputation for exceptional loyalty in a poem replete with inter-tribal feuds and intra-tribal treachery.

Description for Call for Papers:

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:33am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Proposals for papers and panels will be accepted starting September 1st for the 45th annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. 

The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom. The list of ideas below is limited, so if you have an idea that is not listed, please suggest the new topic. We are an interdisciplinary area and encourage submissions from multiple perspectives and disciplines.

Topics might include:

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Colson Whitehead

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:32am
Stephanie Li
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2024

Seeking Contributors for MLA volume, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Colson Whitehead

 

Edited by Stephanie Li

 

CRES Justice Conference 2024: Movements and Migrations

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:31am
Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies - TCU
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 16, 2023

CRES Justice Conference 2024: Movements and Migrations

 

#cresjustice2024

March 7 and 8, 2024

Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Abstract Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2023

 

Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karma Chávez, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Food as Central Narrative: Exploring the Surplus of Meaning (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Sunday, August 20, 2023 - 4:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Beyond mere sustenance, food often serves as a rich source of meaning, symbolizing cultural, social, and psychological dimensions. This panel invites scholars to examine literary moments where food becomes an integral part of the narrative, exploring its multifaceted roles and its ability to facilitate storytelling. Papers discussing food as setting, symbol, descriptor, or as other literary devices welcome. Please submit a 250 word abstract directly to the conference website: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20637

Black Speculations/Black Futures

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:37pm
MELUS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 17, 2023

Call for Papers, MELUS Themed Issue:

“Black Speculations / Black Futures”

Guested Edited by Justin L. Mann and Samantha Pinto

Deadline for Abstracts: November 17, 2023 

 

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and the blockbuster cinematic world of

Wakanda, Black futures proliferate—hypervisible in sci-fi casting, in reading lists for liberal

audiences, in political discourses of anti-racism and their backlash. But imagining Black futures

is not, in fact, a new (pre)occupation in Black literature and expressive culture. World-building,

Bibliographical Society of America, New Scholars Program

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:37pm
Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Time is running out! Please pass the following along to colleagues/students who you think might be interested:

 Apply to the New Scholars Program by September 5

The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) New Scholars Program strives to welcome researchers who have not previously published, lectured, or taught on bibliographical subjects by nurturing and promoting their scholarship. Each year, three New Scholars receive a cash award of $1,000, a $500 travel stipend, and the opportunity to present their work by participating in a two-pronged program:

"Memory": International Committee Guaranteed Panel

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:37pm
Children's Literature Association, International Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Call for Papers: International Committee Focus Panel

2024 Children’s Literature Association Conference

May 30-June 1, 2024

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

 

“Memory”

 

[UPDATE] Eco-Horrors: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Health and Environmental Anxieties in Media and Culture

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 6:37pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 9, 2023

Eco-environmental criticism has now become a staple presence in the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary landscape. Considerations focused on the environment, health, and the human impact on matters such as climate change, have been prominent in critical discussions, from the humanities to the social sciences, from economics to geo-politics, from medical humanities to environmental management. As distinct aspect of these conversations has been the growing focus on the fear of ecological destruction for the planet, with all the inevitable consequences that this entails.

Overdetermined and Under-determined authorship

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 6:06pm
J.P. Ascher & Eleanor Shevlin, ASECS/SHARP
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Author-focused literary studies have long ruled the roost, but some of the most important books have not had clear authors. Rather than a single author, these books have multiple authors, or false authors, or no author, or we simply do not know who conceived of and wrote

CFP Re-Creating Camelot? Community-Building in Arthurian Studies (A Roundtable) (virtual) (9/15/2023; ICMS 5/9-11/2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:18am
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Re-Creating Camelot? Community-Building in Arthurian Studies (A Roundtable) (virtual)

 

Sponsored by Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain and International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)

Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa and Joseph M. Sullivan

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023

59th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Hybrid event: Thursday, 9 May, through Saturday, 11 May, 2024

 

Speculative Fiction and Futurism in the Middle East and North Africa

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:18am
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In a 2015 multimedia manifesto titled “Towards Arabfuturism/s” the Jordanian artist Sulaïman Majali writes that “Arabfuturism/s, like most creative provocations, is born of counter-culture” in which “notions of belonging are constantly challenged by the strangers, the marginalised, the outsiders: workers, rebels, immigrants, artists who see from the margins– looking in – that there is no homogenous culture or identity.” For Majali, like many contemporary artists interrogating the possibilities and limits of futurity amidst ecological, territorial, existential, and ideological states of crisis, -futurism “signifies a defiant cultural break, a projection forward into what is, beyond ongoing eurocentric, hegemonic narrativ

Austen, Annotated: Jane Austen's Literary, Political, and Cultural Origins. JASNA 2024 AGM.

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:18am
Jane Austen Society of North America 2024 Annual General Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

https://jasna.org/agms/cleveland2024/call-for-papers.php

 

Through this Call for Papers, the JASNA Ohio North Coast Region invites submission of proposals for breakout sessions at the 2024 AGM, and applications for the New Voices Breakout Speaker grant.

The AGM theme is “Austen, Annotated: Jane Austen’s Literary, Political, and Cultural Origins.”

2023 International Seminar: Literature as Discourse

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:18am
Research and Cultural Forum, Department of English, Pondicherry University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

Two-Day

International Seminar

on

Literature as Discourse

 

5th & 6th October 2023

 

Organized by

 

 

Research and Cultural Forum (RCF)

Department of English

Pondicherry University

Puducherry-605014

 

Host Department:

The 3rd “Connections and Human Aspects of Urban Spaces” International Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:18am
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The FES Acatlán (UNAM) through its Research Program, the Humanities Division, the Humanities Program and the Hispanic Language and Literature and History Sections, have the honor to convene the 3rd "Connections and Human Aspects of Urban Space" International Conference.  It will take place on November the 14th and 15th  2023 online.

Queer Children's Film and Television

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:17am
Rachel Milne, University of Cambridge; Dr Abigail Jenkins, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 18, 2023

Queer Children’s Film and Television

Online One-Day Symposium, 17th November 2023 

Individual papers are welcomed for ‘Queer Children’s Film and Television,’ an online, one-day symposium to be held on 17th November 2023. The symposium explores depictions of queerness in children’s film and television, and the queerness of children’s films and TV. This symposium precedes an opportunity to contribute to a proposed edited collection, intended as a part of Edinburgh University Press’ new ‘Children’s Film and Television’ book series.

Visions of Racial Justice and Childhood: Inequalities, Identities, Politics, Relationalities and Representations

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:17am
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University-Camden
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden seeks proposals for a multidisciplinary conference on Visions of Racial Justice and Childhood to be held in Camden, NJ, USA, on June 6 to June 8, 2024. This conference invites presentations that consider how different social actors and entities, including (but not limited to) governments, corporations, non- governmental organizations, and activist groups, have envisioned racial justice in relation to childhood and youth. What visions of racial justice are sustained, contested, and otherwise engaged across children’s literature, media, and popular culture?

Ongoing CFP for General Issues

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:16am
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, well-argued, and well-researched articles on all aspects of popular culture including

 

  • art
  • literature
  • music
  • graphic novels
  • animation and anime
  • video games
  • food culture
  • fashion
  • social media culture
  • fan studies and fandom
  • television and film

 

 

Asian and Asian American Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:16am
Popular Culture Review - University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dept. of English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

For this special issue, Popular Culture Review is interested in articles related to all aspects of Asian and Asian American popular culture. This includes, but is certainly not limited to, topics including

 

  • art
  • literature
  • music
  • graphic novels
  • animation and anime
  • video games
  • food culture
  • fashion
  • social media culture
  • television and film

 

SCMS Translation/Publication Committee: Call for Translations

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:16am
SCMS Translation/Publication Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Society for Cinema & Media Studies–Translation/Publication Committee

in collaboration with

JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies

CALL FOR TRANSLATIONS, 2023-2024

2024 Supernatural Studies Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:16am
Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture and the Marist College School of Liberal Arts invite submissions for the 2024 Supernatural Studies Conference, to be held at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY,  on Friday, March 22, 2024. 

The conference welcomes proposals on representations of the supernatural in any form of text or artifact, such as literature (including speculative fiction), film, television, video games, social media, or music. Full panels or roundtable discussions may also be proposed. Submissions regarding pedagogy and supernatural representations will also be considered, as will creative submissions that align with the conference's focus. 

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