We invite proposals for individual papers exploring any aspect of Asian American literary or cultural studies. We have a particular interest in presentations that: engage across disciplinary boundaries (critical race theory, postcolonial studies, feminist and queer studies, etc.); make connections to issues in the field at large (transnationalism, biopolitics, aesthetics, memory, etc.); focus on texts not often discussed; or attend to genres not often represented in Asian American literary and cultural studies.
In the aftermath of the World Wars, the concept of disability gained momentum. It was observed that the individuals with disability were subjected to segregation and isolation. However, by the advent of 21st Century, this mindset transitioned from the ‘medical model’ to the ‘social model’ which elevated the positioning of the ‘disabled subject’ from the margins to the forefront. This ‘social model’ further envisaged the inclusion of various discourses such as art, literature, psychology, law, science and health.
The 120th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) will be held in Portland at the Hilton Portland Downtown, from Thursday, October 26, to Sunday, October 29, 2023.
Call for Book Chapter
Currently soliciting abstracts (approximately 250-300 words with additional 100 words of author bio) for an edited collection discussing the role of cultural trauma in early modern English society. I am interested in essays focusing on Shakespeare/early modern theater as well as other realms of early modern life – political, religious, etc. Of particular interest are projects focusing on the role of race/racism in making traumatic meanings on the early modern stage. Collection has tentative interest from a major publisher. If the proposal is accepted, final drafts will be due in/around January 2024. Final drafts should be 5000 – 7000 words inclusive of notes/bibliography.
Verge: Studies in Global Asias Issue 11.2
Special Issue: The Asian Century: Idea, Method, and Media
Edited by Christopher T. Fan, Paul Nadal, Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan, and Tina Chen
Deadlines | Convergence proposals: September 8, 2023, Essays: May 1, 2024
Scaffold 2023 Call-For-Papers
Scaffold is a new open access, peer reviewed graduate journal for the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Arts, and Culture at Carleton University. As part of our inaugural issue, we are accepting submissions for essays and exhibition reviews from graduate students across disciplinary boundaries in connection with ICSLAC’s 2023 Graduate Conference theme:
The Cultural Inbetween: Exploring Distinctions Between
Popular, High, and Low Culture
Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction AHRC Research Network International Conference
Birmingham, UK, 5-9 September 2023
Free to attend for all speakers and attendees.
Professor Claire Chambers
Dr Rehana Ahmed
In the twenty-first century, readers, publishers, and booksellers have noted a surge in popularity of genre works written by Muslim women, particularly in the Anglosphere. From the detective novels of Ausma Zehanat Khan to G. Willow Wilson’s fantasy fiction, Ayisha Malik’s romantic fiction to graphic novels by Marjane Satrapi – Muslim women authors are embracing popular fiction forms and genres.
Arguably, literary scholars have always used the classroom as a living laboratory of ideas, but what exactly are the main questions that frame teaching and learning of literature, at this present time? What is the relationship between research and classroom teaching, in literary studies at this moment?
2023 Dress and Body Association Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Dress and Body Association invites submissions for the organization’s fourth annual conference, which will be held on November 4-5, 2023. Consistent with our long-term goals for inclusivity and sustainability, all activities will be 100% online, including keynote speaker(s), research presentations, and opportunities for virtual networking.
Visit the DBA website—www.dress-body-association.org—to learn more about this organization and consider becoming a member.
Climate Change: Implications for Dress and the Body
Call for Papers
Children’s/Young Adult Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
SWPACA Summer Salon
June 8 & 9, 2023
Submissions open on March 18, 2023
Proposal submission deadline: EXTENDED to April 22, 2023
Want to present your scholarly work at Anime Expo? Mechademia and the Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS), working in collaboration with Anime Expo, are excited to announce the Mechademia/JAMS AX Symposium, July 1-4, 2023 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This symposium presents an incredible opportunity to connect fans directly to scholars researching and writing about the medium we all love. While the Mechademia/JAMS Symposium welcomes all papers taking a scholarly perspective on anime, manga, cosplay, and their fandoms, we specifically welcome papers around the theme of isekai.
Reading Tolkien in the 21st Century
(7–8 September, 2023 – University of Bonn, Germany)
We kindly invite Authors to submit proposals to a special issue of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics - 'Aesthetics, Environment, and Sustainability', No.
We are pleased to announce the A Cross-Cultural Mediterranean: The 2023 Studia Mediterranea Conference, to be held in-person on September 15-16, 2023, at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia. This interdisciplinary is held by the Studia Mediterranea Centre, along with support from the Centre for Cross-Cultural and Korean Studies. The conference aims to explore the cultural, historical, and artistic connections and exchanges across the Mediterranean region and their connection with the world beyond.
In Other Wor(l)ds: Romanticism at the Crossroads, a special issue of Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840
UCLA European Languages and Transcultural Studies
3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference
Speculative Futurities, Past and Present
November 13-14, 2023
The graduate students of the Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles are inviting submissions to the third annual ELTS Graduate Student Conference. Our keynote speakers will be Prof. Lydie Moudileno (University of Southern California) and Prof. David Bates (University of California, Berkeley).
Consider submitting an abstract to the permanent Italian Cinema session for PAMLA 2023. Please upload your file (300 words max) directly to the Session CFP linked below.
CFP Deadline: May 31st, 2023
Session CFP: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18828
Decision Date: June 11th, 2023
Conference Dates: Oct. 26-29, 2023
Location: The Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel
This panel invites papers focusing on various aspects of Italian film history and contemporary film culture.
Dans cette session de Women in French (WIF), nous invitons des interventions explorant des productions du 21ème siècle par des femmes (romans, films, poésie, bande dessinée) qui prennent le biais d’une autre réalité pour réfléchir sur notre contemporanéité. Fables, contes, récits de science-fiction ou de fantasy sont souvent les reflets de nos désirs et de nos peurs en matière de régime politique, abus des corps et de la technologie, relations entre les humains et les animaux et la planète. La session se veut à la fois formelle et informelle, ancrée dans la recherche des participant.e.s et l’interaction entre les expériences plutôt qu’une présentation formelle.
Disability Studies is a vibrant field of interdisciplinary academic inquiry that examines the ways disability has been constructed in society, culture, and history. This session invites papers focused on texts from a wide variety of genres, media, cultures, and historical periods whose analyses are informed by disability theory and/or experiences of disability. Papers may address physical and/or mental disabilities, as well as issues surrounding pain, illness, and invisible disabilities.
“Emerging from the Rubble: Asian/ American Writings on Disasters”
Call for Chapter Proposals
Barbie in the Media: The Cultural Impact of Mattel’s Celebrity Doll
Edited by Emily R. Aguiló-Pérez and Rebecca C. Hains
Abstracts invited by May 1, 2023
Deadline Extended: June 1, 2021
Call for Chapters for Edited Volume: The American South in Ten Recipes
Edited by Christopher L. Ballengee
IX Edition: 1 - 24 September
The InSophia Cultural Association, the non-profit creator of the
festival, in collaboration with the Municipality of Ischia, the CRF
- International Center for Philosophical Research, the University
of Toronto (Visual Studies, Mississauga campus) and with the
Liceo “A. Canova” in Treviso, with the patronage of the
Campania Region, the FISP (International Federation of
Philosophical Societies), of the XXV World Congress of
Philosophy Rome 2024, of the “G. Sadoul Circle,” of the Italian
Institute for Philosophical Studies, of the Department of
Humanities of the University of Palermo, of the SFI (Italian
The Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA conference in Cincinnati (November 2-5, 2023). Though proposals on any topic related to Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature are welcome, we also seek proposals that specifically engage with the MMLA conference theme of “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy.” Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio (or brief CV) to John Giblin at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15th, 2023. Papers may be in Spanish or English.
Crossings is an open-access, peer reviewed publication that is inspired by M. Jacqui Alexander’s Pedagogies of Crossings, which takes as its basis the concept of the Middle Passage, the Crossing, to understand Black transnational feminism’s erosion of boundaries—disciplinary conventions, respectability politics, national borders, and bodies that are gendered, sexualized, and racialized, among others kinds of categories—in relation to empire and postmodernity.
Care, hope, resilience: critical emojis in the age of permacrisis
What is the connection between the current state of permanent crisis, now expressed in its own brand-new word,* and the proliferation of critical buzzwords in contemporary culture? Care, hope, resilience: ubiquitous in social commentary from academic research to popular journalism and social media, these terms behave more like emojis than elements of systematic thought. Are they useful short cuts to a comprehension of shifting social imaginaries in the age of permacrisis? Or a dangerous limitation of the mental energies we need to think our way to a more positive of future?
Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents
Can Sports Save the English Department?
Friday, April 21, 2023, Noon—1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom
CALL FOR PAPERS
23rd MELOW INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
To be held in Chandigarh on
6-8 October 2023
Borders, Boundaries, Lines of Control: Literature across Disciplines in Contemporary Times
This will be the 2nd Annual CS Lewis Symposium at Ulster University
To be held: 13-14, November 2023
Location: Ulster University, Coleraine, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
*Please Note: this will be an in-person event; at present, we cannot accommodate virtual/remote participation.
Keynote: to be delivered by Dr Malcolm Guite (Cambridge University) and Professor Jerry Root (Wheaton College)