Laughter is a physical manifestation or, as Jean-Luc Nancy wrote, it is “a body shaken by a thought that is not possible”. In a performance of conceptual poetry you hear as much laughter as in a stand-up comedy performance. However, in the academic world, conceptual writing has been treated mainly as a rational endeavor or a cerebral and intellectual exercise. Enthusiasts and critics alike have often read conceptualist works very seriously.
If Jane Austen and the history books present one version of the regency, Bridgerton shows a far different one. While the series had many surprises for viewers, it’s less clear what’s responsible. Does this come from being a 2020 show? From Netflix style? From the romance novels source material? Let’s consider and also weigh what worked and what didn’t. I’m seeking essays on:
Length will depend on how many submissions arrive. They will be in MLA format, secondary sources welcome, scholarly be approachable and fun for fans. Abstracts still accepted, essays due June 30.
Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of Bridgerton.
Hello, everyone. I'm editing a series with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy (that's the series title). https://rowman.com/action/series/les/lexjsf As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.
At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to email@example.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:
The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)
The ERASMUS+ “Strategic Partnerships” project Short Forms Beyond Borders (2020-2023) is presently organising a “Multiplier Event” to be hosted by the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 4 to 5 July 2022. This event aims at offering interdisciplinary reflections on the use of short forms –which also include promoting innovative pedagogical uses of short forms for educational purposes– while also being conceived of as an international forum to disseminate the project’s ongoing research and its present results on this topic.
“But Fighting Back!”: Images of Resistance and Revolutionary Change in African-American Literature across the Ages
November 11-13, 2022 | Jacksonville, FL
DEADLINE EXTENSION: The new deadline for abstract submission is June 15, 2022.
International Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Conference 2022
October 18-19, 2022
Department of English Language and Literature, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University
Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Network
On December 1, 1952, World War II veteran Christine Jorgensen became the first American to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Her long-standing legacy has helped reignite a fundamental debate on gender, sex, and recognition. Indeed, as historian Joanne Meyerowitz notes in How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States (2009), the redefinition of gender identity, “as opposed to biological sex,” was the ultimate product of a long process that “emerged from the medical discourse of the mid-1950s and as a result of the post-Jorgensen phenomenon.” Since then, the non-binary understanding of gender has featured prominently in an ever-expanding debate on American society as it struggled to achieve inclusiveness, freedom, and equality.
Call for Contributions
20th and 21st-Century Urban Masculinities: Representations, Practices, Performances
I am seeking 1-2 additional chapters for a collection entitled Cinema/Liberation/Theology. The volume is composed of 14 chapters covering a range of cinematic and theological traditions from around the world, from history and from a wide variety of genres. I am specifically looking for contributions covering any of the following topics (topics marked with a star (*) are considered priority):
- *A chapter on Native American/Indigenous cinema and religion (possibly with a focus on decolonization, AIM, and/or liberation theology)
Workshop “Moving Away from ‘Post-socialism’: Reconceptualizing Scholarly Approaches to Contemporary Eastern Europe and Eurasia through Feminist and Queer Theory Lenses”
Central European University, Budapest, 23-25 September 2022.
Call for Papers
The call for papers for the next issue of the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (Issue 11.1-2), on the general theme of 'narrative and identity', is now open.
Article submissions on any aspect of the theme are encouraged. The Issue's Editors particulalry invite articles on the following topics:
- self-representation on social media
- representations of disability and neurodiversity in popular culture
- re-inventions of genre and viewership/readership in popular culture
- alternative realities and modes of storytelling in (video) games
- online fandoms and identity
- popular icons
Call for Papers: Mapping the Impossible, Special Issue ‘Fantasy Across Media’
Submission deadline: 30 June 2022
Mapping the Impossible is an open-access student journal publishing peer-reviewed early-career research into fantasy and the fantastic.
For more information about the journal and submissions click here>>
Aims and Scope
Pasados: Recovering History, Imagining Latinidad
We are inviting the first round of submissions to the newly founded Belvedere Research Journal (BRJ), a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal. We seek articles that shed new light on the visual culture of the former Habsburg Empire and Central Europe broadly defined from the medieval period to the present day. We especially welcome contributions that situate Austrian art practices within the broader international context. Moreover, we are interested in innovative approaches to art history, such as the decentralization of established narratives or the investigation of transnational transfers that reveal the interconnected and cross-cultural character of the art world.
Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies
First World Congress, June 19-22, 2023
Comparative Empire: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation, 1750-1914
Confirmed plenary speakers:
Joy DAMOUSI (Director, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, ACU), “War, Refugees, and Displacement in the Global Nineteenth Century: Enduring Aftermaths”
Robbie GOH (Provost, Singapore University of Social Sciences), “Missionaries, Mediation, Mobility: The Travels (and Travails) of Protestant Christian Ideas in South- and Southeast Asian Societies in the Nineteenth Century”
TAN Tai Yong (President, Yale-NUS College), “Circulations, Connections, and Networks: Singapore in Maritime Southeast Asia”
Silence (tacere or Schweigen) has been considered by Franz Rosenzweig among others as a subversive act or defiant stance of the tragic hero against overwhelming power mechanisms of necessity, i.e., totalization and universality. It has also, however, been regarded as an epiphenomenon (or a result) of marginalization and oppression by postcolonial theorists. The latters’ understanding marks silence as an end, a potential violent effect of the logics of exclusion and marginalization by “signifying machines”. The former understanding marks silence as a means of rendering mechanisms of powers inoperative.
This program is designed to advance the academic and professional careers of Ph.D. holders through collaboration with experienced research advisers and participation in multidisciplinary and international research groups together with other post-doctoral fellows.
The language of the program is English and Spanish.
Call for Submissions
Here for the Right Reasons: The Bachelor at Twenty
On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of The Bachelor (March 22, 2002), we seek submissions of abstracts for articles for a Contemporaries cluster devoted to the franchise. Since its premiere, the show has spawned a legion of spinoffs (The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise, Winter Games) as well as imitators and fictionalizations (Love Island, FBOY Island, UnREAL). The franchise also comprises a prodigious fanbase known as Bachelor Nation that encompasses a cottage industry of influencers, podcasters, and recappers.
PAMLA 2022 session: Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian (LA, November 11-13) deadline for submissions: June 30, 2022 full name / name of organization: PAMLA contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CFP: PAMLA 2022
Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian
Location: Abstract Submission Deadline:
Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel
Time: November 11-13, 2022
Director of the Language Center Taipei Medical University email@example.com
The Journal of Tolkien Research seeks to publish a special issue building on and expanding beyond the successful 2022 ICMS at Kalamazoo paper session, “Tolkien & the Medieval Animal.” This special issue, “Tolkien’s Animals,” seeks articles from a variety of theoretical perspectives, addressing a wide range of animals, and not necessarily connected with medieval conceptions. Article drafts must be submitted through the Journal of Tolkien Research portal by end of day on January 23, 2023. For more information: https://www.academia.edu/79987649/CFP_Tolkiens_Animals_Journal_of_Tolkie...
WHITE SUPREMACIST REVISIONS OF THE AMERICAN NARRATIVE
Biopolitics, the Ecology of Humanity, and the Anthropocene - ERA 2022
Femspec - an interdisciplinary feminist journal dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres - seeks submissions for critical essays and creative work to be published in the upcoming issue 22.2. Submissions are welcome on any topic related to feminist and speculative themes. Please refer to https://www.femspec.org/submission-guidelines for submission guidelines and https://www.femspec.org/submission-form for the submission form. The deadline is August 1, 2022. All contributors who submit their work to the journal must be subscribed to the journal; as Femspec is a peer-rev
FIRST FORUM CONFERENCE 2022
DIVISION OF CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
OCTOBER 20TH AND 21ST
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Accumulation and Excess
Accumulation and excess are rich, polymorphic concepts that can speak to local and global histories, radical filmmaking traditions and other poetic acts of defiance, or even the basic sensory schemata through which we experience our social and aesthetic environments. We seek to experiment openly with the articulation and intersection of these terms, as we examine how they are mediated, developed, and problematized by film, television, and other audiovisual forms.
The Southeastern Renaissance Conference invites submissions for our 79th annual conference, to be held September 29-October 1 2022. Hosted by Winston-Salem State University, SRC 2022 will have a virtual design, meaning the conference will meet online only. Papers can be on any aspect of Renaissance literature, history, philosophy, music, art, or culture, but we particularly encourage submissions with some relationship to this year’s theme: “Sacred Places and Secular Spaces in the Early Modern World.”
We will launch the opening of this year’s conference with a plenary talk delivered by Dr. Heather Hirschfeld, Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
How to Submit
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR RHETORICA IN MOTION II: FEMINIST RHETORICAL METHODS AND METHODOLOGIES
Celebrating 75 years of Indian Independence: India and Indian Writing in English
(Call for Papers for the June 2022 issue (Vol. II, Issue. II) of Akademos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary and Culture Studies)
Last Date of Submission: 25th June, 2022
We invite article submissions for a special topics issue of Women in French Studies (2024) to explore work created by confined women and work that represents confined women, from the early modern period to the present-day. The special issue will explore how the confinement of women as depicted in fictional and non-fictional texts (in any media) informs, reflects and interrogates gendered conditions of existence. How have confined women been represented in literature, film and art? What kind of thinking or writing is produced by women out of conditions of confinement? What are the impacts of confinement on creative production? How does physical confinement change how we consume texts?