Environment and Society, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking proposals covering a broad range of topics in environmental studies from the perspectives of the social sciences and humanities. Learn more about the 30 books already in the series on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/LEXES
Call for papers for a Special Issue of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities
Being-Tired, and Tired-of-Being: a philosophy of fatigue and exhaustion
Editor: Marina Christodoulou
Ecocritical Theory and Practice, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking proposals at the interface of literary/cultural studies and the environment. Learn more about the 90+ books already published in the series on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/ETAP/Ecocritical-Theory-and-Practice
Critical Plant Studies, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, calls us to re-examine in fundamental ways our understanding of and engagement with plants, drawing on diverse disciplinary perspectives. A sampling of topics appropriate for this series includes but is not limited to:
• Representations of plants in literature, art, film, and popular culture
• Relationships between humans and plants
• Boundaries and distinctions between plants and animals
• Plants and the environmental crisis
Reading, Writing and Translating Early Modern Women’s Fiction
University of Huelva, Spain
17-18 October, 2024
Going to the Movies with C.S. Lewis, Call for Chapters
An edited collection tentatively titled “Going to the Movies with C.S. Lewis” is seeking chapter submissions. The book is expected to be published through Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Having been born many years after C.S. Lewis died I of course never had the opportunity to watch a movie with the man. However, over the years I feel, as many others probably feel as well, like Lewis accompanies me as I watch movies, read books, attend church services, and make other daily pursuits. Lewis’ works shape my thinking on many theological, educational, and cultural matters like few other authors’ works do.
Call for Journal Articles Now Open
Every year after our symposium, we invite authors to submit papers for consideration for publication.
We are now inviting submissions for part two of the theme 'connections, interconnections, and disconnections'. To be published in Volume 3 of the Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis by the end of 2024,
Call for Book Reviews
Submit abstracts here: https://tinyurl.com/3muvywvt.
We are pleased to announce a call for book reviews.
We invite book reviews (700 - 1,200 words) on work on the following topics but not limited to:
Sensing Euphoric and Dysphoric Atmospheres
Our fifth annual event addresses the theme of ‘sensing euphoric and dysphoric atmospheres’ in festive, celebratory, and ritual cultures. Taking an embodied perspective, we focus on the role of corporeal perception in making sense of lived experience.
We invite abstracts for a proposed panel session for the upcoming National Women’s Studies Annual Conference, taking place in Detroit, MI, November 14-17, 2024. Following the theme, “The Journey Not Only the Arrival, Critical Connections Not Only Critical Mass: (Re)Thinking Feminist Movements,” we solicit submissions that consider the critical connections between reproductive justice movements in the Americas, with a specific focus on how these movements are represented in the ever-fruitful field of speculative fiction.
Roe v. Wade to La marea verde: Reproductive Legislation and Activism in Speculative Fiction
Devils and Justified Sinners
An online conference on 24th and 25th August 2024 to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of James Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
The conference is entirely online and is open to scholars and experts from around the world.
In November 2022, the University of California participated in the largest strike in higher education when 48,000 graduate workers, post-docs, and academic researchers went on strike to advocate for their collective labor needs. Following this collaborative framework, we seek presentations focused on coalition building to address labor issues impacting graduate students in literature and languages across institutions.
Potential paper might address, but are not limited to, the following:
Unionization efforts and graduate labor strikes and resistance;
Collective bargaining success and struggles;
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. 7, No. 2, scheduled to be published in December 2024. The submissions deadline is June 30, 2024.
PUBLICATION: Edited Collection of Essays
13 June 2024, University of Northampton, United Kingdom
The Centre for Cultural and Literary Studies (CCLS) invites proposals for a one-day, in-person symposium to be held on 13 June 2024 at Waterside Campus, University of Northampton.
Date: June 19, 2024
An international biannual print and online publication of the American Studies Association of Turkey, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey operates with a double-blind peer review system and publishes work (in English) on American literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions, politics, economics, geography and related subjects.
The Editorial Board welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic disciplines, as well as comparative studies of the United States.
Re* Imaginings and Visions of America American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)42nd International American Studies Conference Hosted by: Yaşar UniversityDepartment of English Language and LiteratureIzmir, TurkeyOctober 23-25, 2024 The devastating earthquake that hit the southeastern cities of Turkey and affected tens of thousands of people brought us together, not only in sharing the trauma but also in the hope of re-constructing new lives, re-evaluating priorities, and re-imagining a new, less destructive future.
Deadline for abstracts: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Conference Date(s): Thursday-Sunday, November 6-10, 2024
Conference Location: Palm Springs, California
Format: In Person (no virtual option available!!)
Submit abstracts via: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com
Call for Papers! - beyond the public-private in communication -
Our private moments can instantly become public with just a touch, and the line between what is personal and what is public has become more blurred and constitutive of each other. At Interdisciplinary PhD Communication Conference (IPCC) 2024, we are opening the floor to early career researchers, who are eager to explore these changes. The deadline for submitting the abstracts is the 24th of March 2024 (extended deadline). You can send your abstracts or panel proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah E. McDowell’s 1993 essay, “In the First Place: Making Frederick Douglass and the Afro-American Narrative Tradition,” issues a call to “start putting an end to beginnings even those that would put woman in the first place” or a “reformulation or refocusing of genealogy as a concept of analysis” (56-7). This roundtable seeks papers that complicate how and in which ways we make visible the roots, sites, and lineages of Black women’s literary and historical production from the eighteenth century forward. Papers can interrogate visibility as a practice or theory of recovery, recentering, and resituating that we also must remain critical of even when establishing “firsts” or origins of Black women’s historical and literary traditions.
World Futures Review – Special Issue
Title: Environmental Futures – Advancing Images of Mutual Human-Nature Relationships
Fraunhofer IMW Center for International Management and Knowledge Economics
Allie E.S. Wist
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute & New York University
Dr. Kasper Kok
Dr. Manjana Milkoreit
University of Oslo
Prof. Bethany Wiggin
University of Pennsylvania
The idea of “middle-ness” can suggest stability—the center of an object is less likely to break than its edges. It can also suggest the opposite: something in a state of change can be said to be in “the middle”—neither one thing nor another. Mythcon 53, located in the middle of the continental U.S., welcomes papers exploring the concept of “middle-ness” as it is worked out in fantasy, science fiction, and related genres. Paper topics can cover a wide range of possibilities, including but not limited to the following:
MLA 2025, Special Session, "Brevity in Scholarship: The Short Book"
Papers discussing writing or editing of short books and their roles in scholarship. Series might include Object Lesson Series, Re: Verse Series, Oxford’s Very Short Introductions, Stanford Briefs, among others. Send 250-word abstract & bio to email@example.com.Nicole Lobdell, Northwestern SU of Louisiana.
Dominant queer and trans studies frameworks still tend to see visibility as a ‘trap’. We invite 200-word abstracts for a special session to be proposed for the 2025 MLA convention that will offer a more complex picture, specifying and historicizing the changing meanings of visibility in queer and trans representation. Please send 200-word abstracts and short bio notes to Guy Davidson and Ben Nichols (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) by 18th March 2024.
Papers and panels are invited for the interdisciplinary conference, “Cruelty and Brutalism Today”, which will take place in Warsaw from 4-5 November 2024. The conference is organized by the Faculty of “Artes Liberales ” at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and is part of the “Technology and Socialization” project.
This guaranteed panel brings the multitude of disabled characters in Dostoevsky's work -- including those with physical dis/abilities, chronic illnesses, emotional-cognitive differences, or the deaf, blind, or non-verbal -- into conversation with the growing fields of Disability Studies and Critical Medical Humanities within Slavic Studies. In light of the Presidential Theme of Visibility, we urge scholars to go beyond abstraction and metaphor, examining the political positions, socio-economic worldviews, and existential stakes that shaped how disability and the disabled were framed in Dostoevsky's oeuvre.
The Conference on Christianity and Literature, and allied organization of the Modern Language Association, invites proposals for a guaranteed session at the 2025 MLA convention in New Orleans, 9-12 January 2025.
We invite papers that explore the relationship between Indigenous literatures and Christianity, the 2021 First Nations Version of the Bible, or other connections between Indigenous literatures and the Bible. 300-word abstract and brief c.v. requested.
Please send proposals and any questions to Cynthia Wallace (cwallace [at] stmcollege.ca) and Chad Schrock (cschrock [at] leeuniversity.edu).
Critical Gender Studies Journal (CGSJ) is an interdisciplinary (also antidisciplinary), transnational and bilingual platform in English and Spanish for all who are interested in exploring how gender and sexuality shape and are shaped by various social, cultural, historical, and political contexts. It also examines the relationships between gender and sexuality and other facets of identity, including nationality, race, class, ethnicity, religion, and disability. It aims to challenge the assumptions and norms that underlie gender and sexual relations and to promote social justice and equality for all people.
Theme: Current Issues in Gender Studies