Popular culture has been a rising area of interest in India, with dedicated departments of Game Studies, Media Studies, Visual arts and culture and many more. In the contemporary context, where the world has been miniaturised into the palm of our hands, with information available at the tip of our fingers, it becomes more important to question how we can include popular culture into the larger domain of academia, both in Humanities and in the Social Sciences. The Popular Culture Association, established in the USA in 1971, has taken the study and research in this domain to new heights.
Over 83% of the current global population is estimated to have a smartphone today, and the number is rising rapidly. A lion's share of these phones are used and produced in the Global South. Small, portable, and relatively cheap, the software and hardware of the phones are altering the manner in which individuals in the Global South communicate, and even the languages in which they communicate. An instrument vital to teaching and communication, the production of this tool is nevertheless tied to e-waste generation, child labor in the mining and assembly processes, and numerous other unsustainable and exploitative processes.
The West Chester University Poetry Center is pleased to announce this Call for Papers and Poems for our virtual poetry and pedagogy conference,The Dramatic I/Eye: Reflections on Voice and Form in Contemporary Poetry, to be held November 11-12, 2022. Early Twentieth Century African American poet Sterling Brown once said, “every I is a dramatic I.” How many times must we remind our students (and ourselves) not to confuse the speaker with the poet when they are analyzing poetry? How many times do we anticipate that a poet’s work will give voice to a particular subject position, identity, experience, or way of seeing the world simply because we’ve read their bio sketch? What happens when the poet or the speaker pushes the bounds of our expectations?
The Gothic is a wide-ranging mode that comprises multiple genres, including but not limited to literature, drama, film, television, art, music, games, comics, and graphic novels. It is also a shape-shifting mode. Like vampires or werewolves, expressions of the Gothic frequently and uncannily change form, thereby calling into question the stability and desirability of fixed generic, cultural, and mediatic boundaries. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897), the most often adapted Gothic text, first took the shape of both a novel and a play before transforming into innumerable plays, operas, ballets, graphic novels, TV shows, films, comics, and games.
The Thirteenth International Milton Symposium will be held at the University of Toronto, Canada, 10-14 July 2023. The Symposium welcomes scholars from across the world for five days of lively discussion and convivial exchanges.
Su Fang Ng
The IMS Program Committee invites proposals for 20-minute papers, as well as roundtables, on all aspects of Milton studies, from established approaches to new and emerging ones.
Live Xinema Festival 2022 – Call for Participation
Live Xinema IV– Invitation to Participate
Building on the successes of the Live Cinema Conference held at King’s College London in 2016, the Live Cinema Summit at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018, and our online event Live Cinema III: The ReOpening in September 2020, we are convening: Live Xinema a new festival of research and innovation exploring the role of hybridity and liveness in the future of cinema. The Xinema in this year’s title reflects the hybrid nature of the event (across platforms) and expresses the sense of a crossroads, of converging and diverging paths of development and innovation.
We are considering three broad areas of enquiry:
Article proposals are welcome for an upcoming collection on Asian Popular Culture and the Gothic, edited by Li-hsin Hsu, Deimantas Valančiūnas and Katarzyna Ancuta. The collection is planned for submission to the Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series.
This traditional panel session welcomes submissions on Louisa May Alcott, especially papers incorporating historical and biographical data. Abstracts addressing the conference theme of “Change” are especially welcome and are fitting for Alcott, whose work reflected massive changes, individual and societal, and whose influence has extended through changes beyond her lifetime. By September 1, 2022, please submit an abstract of 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Margie Burns, UMBC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France Annual Conference
8-9 September 2022
Call for Flash Presentations on Postgraduate projects (Master’s and PhDs)
To showcase postgraduate projects at Master’s and PhD level, we are pleased to invite expressions of interest from postgraduate students to showcase their doctoral research for the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France’s Annual Conference.
“Lesbian Aesthetics: Living Queer Lives With Ali Smith”
Proposals are due August 15, 2022; the Full manuscripts due December 15, 2022.
Director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi; firstname.lastname@example.org
Turner Nat Byrd, University of Mississippi; email@example.com
Ali Smith is an anomaly in the contemporary publishing scene: an experimental writer
popular enough to be interviewed by the prime minister of Scotland; a lesbian writer lauded as
Call for Contributions to a Proposed Collected Edition
Disruptive Labor: Early Modern Gender, Capital, and Illicit Work
Disruptive Labor: Early Modern Gender, Capital, and Illicit Work interrogates how some labor is denigrated and yet simultaneously supportive of the formation of the capitalistic markets upon which European nations expanded empires. By focusing on how these patriarchal societies see specific types of work as gendered, this edition explores how the gendering of labor establishes dynamic markets as either culturally sanctioned or illegitimate and, in turn, grapples with how cultural approbation undergirds economic growth.
2022 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
October 6-8, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Afrofuturist Film Director
Call for Proposals
Gravity's Rainbow at 50 - a Semicentennial Symposium
February 11th, 2023 via Zoom
Viking Press published Thomas Pynchon's novel Gravity's Rainbow on February 28th, 1973. Critics, literary scholars, and other readers have recognized Gravity’s Rainbow as one of the greatest American novels. As its 50th-anniversary approaches, its style, encyclopedic subject matter, and influence remain relevant.
Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2022
November 10-12, 2022
The new Poetry and Poetry Studies area at the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) seeks creative and critical proposals for this year’s annual conference.
**Please note the updated deadline for submissions***
In his Timaeus, Plato hypothesizes that human beings participate in the same world-soul that animates the cosmos, a microcosm of the wider macrocosm. This analogy proved stimulating for the inhabitants of the Middle Ages and inspired them to explore the connections between the body and the wider universe, as well as the relationship between bodies. This conference likewise encourages scholars across the fields of medieval studies to examine the body, the human, and the spaces in-between.
We are delighted to invite you to contribute a chapter to an upcoming edited volume on English writing programs, such as academic writing courses, communication skills courses, critical thinking and communication courses, English composition courses, writing in the discipline (WiD), writing across the curriculum (WAC), etc. A commissioning editor at Routledge, Katie Peace, has expressed great interest in this volume.
English Language and Communication Classes in Higher Education:
Designs, Methods, Challenges, Evaluations and Outcomes
Spaces/Places of Growing Up:
Mapping the Geographies of Childhood
International Phygital Conference organized by
The Department of English,
Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, Kolkata.
In collaboration with
The Critical Childhoods and Youth Studies Collective
15th and 16th September 2022
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) presents its annual conference to be held virtually from Thursday, December 15 to Saturday, December 17, 2022.
For SAMLA 94 (Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13, 2022; Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront | Jacksonville, FL). (12-15min papers)
Radical changes have been felt nowhere as intensely as in Berlin throughout the long twentieth century: shifting from Weimar liberties to Nazi oppression, and from Cold War fragmentation to an unsteady reunification in 1990 and after, Berlin has often transformed into a space in flux focalizing emergence. Many texts like to channel Berlin's role as a precarious playground of transgressive unsettlement.
Dear colleagues, Please consider submitting your work to Theatre History Studies.
UP Education Inaugural International Academic Conference
Yoobee College of Creative Innovation
Auckland City Campus, Auckland, New Zealand
14 – 16 December 2022
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, Debrecen University Press, and The Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary announce a New Series of Peer Reviewed, Open Access scholarly books by HJEAS Books published by the Debrecen University Press in English.
The series debuted on 21 June 2022 with It’s Time: A Mosaic Reflecting What Living in Time Is Like by Donald E. Morse, Oakland University, USA and University of Debrecen.
Call for Papers: Studies in Hogg and his World
Gender Performance on the Elizabethan Stage and Beyond: Radicality or Run-of-the-mill?
Université de Poitiers
U.F.R Sciences Humaines et Arts
U.F.R Lettres et Langues
MAPP & CESCM
Co-organisers: Oliver NORMAN & Louis ANDRE
“Viola. I am all the daughters of my father’s house, / And all the brothers too”
(Twelfth Night, Or What You Will, II.4.120–21)
Verge will be sponsoring Global Asias panels and roundtables at the upcoming AAS and AAAS conferences. Our goal is to help generate and support work that straddles or otherwise navigates the differences and overlaps between Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies as intellectual formations and interdisciplines.
The 14th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 16-17, 2022, at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. Presentation proposals on any aspect of the 2022 conference theme “Supernatural Louisiana,” as well as creative texts by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.