Call for Papers : International Journal of Humanities Art and Social Studies
International Journal of Humanities, Art and Social Studies
*** May Issue***
Jump to navigation
a service provided by www.english.upenn.edu
International Journal of Humanities, Art and Social Studies
*** May Issue***
Chapter proposals are invited for Postcolonial Ecofeminist Literature. Interested authors should submit a 300-word abstract, a 200-word biography, and a sample of a previously published chapter or article to the Dropbox folder at https://bit.ly/PostcolonialEcofeministLiteratureProposals no later than June 1, 2023.
This is a volume of literary theory and criticism guided by both postcolonial and ecofeminist insights. To be competitive, proposals must:
Call for Papers: "Fashion in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction"
We are pleased to invite submissions for an edited volume titled "Fashion in Eighteenth-century English Fiction." This volume will explore how fashion, an inclusive notion associated with such terms as dress, clothing, costume, appearance, and other cultural objects like jewellery, furniture, foods, and architectural forms, is represented and politicised in English fiction in the eighteenth century.
EXTENDED DEADLINE (30 June for abstracts, 30 October for full articles)
Global Folios: Books about Shakespeare from around the World
NALANS Journal (Special Issue) https://nalans.com/index.php/nalans
Guest Editors: Amrita Sen, Anna Forrester and Murat Öğütcü
Contact email: email@example.com
Call for Articles
1st UTAD Conference (Turkish Society for Theatre Research, TSTR)
TED University, Ankara, Türkiye
14-16 September 2023
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers
Pratiques de l’hésitation : pour une observation des tremblements
Si, p. ex., quelqu’un disait « je ne sais pas s’il y a là une main », on pourrait dire : « Regarde de plus près ». – Cette possibilité de se convaincre de quelque chose fait partie du jeu de langage. (Wittgenstein 1969, 16)
Depuis, j’ai tout oublié de l’inconnu, mais le timbre de sa voix, au creux de cette houle, résonne encore en moi. Émoi définitivement présent :
– Ma main en tremble encore, disait-il, regardez! (Djebar 1985, 162)
This graduate conference will be held at the University of St Andrews on 23rd September 2023, and invites proposals from postgraduates and early career researchers.
The past six years have seen a resurgence of the radical right. In this resurgence, art and literature have played a prominent role. Senior advisors to the Trump administration cited novels as specific influences on federal policy; Jordan Peterson has disguised right-wing manifestos as self-help volumes, hoodwinking young men to the tune of millions; the internet has seen an overwhelming explosion of white supremacist digital art. Walter Benjamin’s dictum that fascism seeks to “aestheticize politics” endures.
An international conference titled PLASTIC TURN will be held on 3rd and 4th of August, 2023, at the University of North Bengal, India. The keynote speakers are: Haun Saussy (University of Chicago), Karen Thornber (Harvard University), and Olga Solovieva (University of Chicago). Although the title of the conference is PLASTIC TURN, following on Ranjan Ghosh’s book The Plastic Turn and how he introduces this term into our critical discourse, this international conference broadens the ambit of intervention by emphasizing on plastic studies from a variety of fields and perspectives. Engagements and critiques of Ghosh’s book are welcome but also papers ranging across a variety of subjects incidental to plastic will be entertained.
CFP: “Intelligence,” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association (JMMLA), Spring 2024
The Journal of the Midwestern Modern Language Association invites submissions for a Spring 2024 special issue on the theme of “Intelligence.”
In 2021, as a consequence of the pandemic, schools and colleges across the country placed a temporary freeze on standardized testing, reinforcing doubts regarding the necessity and efficacy of such tests to assess intellectual potential. Soon thereafter, the November 30th 2022 launch of ChatGPT-3 elicited responses ranging from the apocalyptic (the software is a huge step toward artificial general intelligence) to the skeptical (the software is not and cannot be intelligent).
2023 marks one-hundred years since Italo Calvino’s birth in 1923. Even before his death in 1985, he was considered a classic of 20th century literature; his career spans various crucial historical moments, from the Resistance to the Years of Lead, and encompasses various genres and modes of writing, from Neorealism to postmodernism.
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association permanent section invites proposals for in-person presentations at the 2023 meeting of the Western Literature Association taking place at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Casino on the Fort Hall Reservation, home of the Shoshone and Bannock Tribes, near Pocatello, Idaho, from October 11-14. The conference’s theme this year is “Home on the Rez: Sovereignty and Sustainability.”
In 2022, about 35.04 million printed books were sold that classified as Young Adult Literature (Curcic 2023). In fact, it’s the fastest growing category since 2018, with almost a 50% increase in sales to date (Curcic 2023). And, if trends hold, the numbers will continue to rise, making the YA category a multibillion dollar opportunity for publishers. It’s also no surprise that media adaptations of popular Young Adult novels have become big business, raking in millions of dollars, skyrocketing actors to celebrity status, and providing another mediated experience for fans to embrace.
We have a contract with Bloomsbury Publishing for a handbook on the intersection of video games and sexual content and sexuality. Traditionally, handbooks are envisioned as comprehensive surveys of the discipline aimed at the library market. Volumes typically consist of about 25-35 contributions written by experts in their respective areas of the field. Much work has been done by our contributors already and we are working with them on final edits and revisions. However, to be blunt, attrition due to many factors has taken a toll on us and we are now a few chapters short of our target. Our publisher has given us permission to do a second call for contributors.
The 48th European Studies Conference, which will be held on October 5-6, 2023, both online and in person at the University of Nebraska Omaha, welcomes papers on European topics in all disciplines.
Founded in 1975, our interdisciplinary conference draws every year participants from colleges and universities in the United States and from abroad.
Areas of interest include art, anthropology, history, literature, current issues and prospects in cultural, political, social, economic, or military areas; education, business, international affairs, religion, foreign languages, philosophy, music, geography, theater, and film.
This year we will also offer special panels on the following topics:
English as a foreign language (EFL) education provides valuable opportunities to introduce global and intercultural perspectives on the challenges of the Anthropocene. One way to engage EFL learners critically with the Anthropocene and make its complexity more accessible, immediate, and meaningful to them is through literary studies. Literature has the power to challenge established ideas, inspire change, and offer fresh perspectives on real-world problems associated with the Anthropocene.
Call for Proposals
As the “Crisis in the Humanities” continues to witness a decline in all things humanities courses throughout post-secondary curricula under the echoing waves of COVID, teachers of English survey courses are left to do some cleaning up with regard to what we teach as far as the surveys go. In addition to the COVID slope, the number of English majors continues to wane, and some colleges are even restructuring semester scheduling. When the dust settles, where does that leave the last vestibule of the formal introductory map to English studies, the venerable “survey course” – the one, staunch and steadfast bastion of the once bustling English departments?
The Science and Technology area of NEPCA encourages proposals for presentations that explore the relation of science and technology (broadly defined) to popular culture and to American culture. We are particularly interested in putting science, technology, culture, and the humanities in conversation with one another. How are science and technology represented in popular culture? How do we use popular culture to understand science and technology? And how do we use science and technology to understand narratives, art, and culture? What do we gain, what do we risk by approaching science and technology from the lens of the humanities, the humanities from the lens of science, by putting these disciplines in conversation with each other?
Call for Papers
ReFocus: The Films of John Singleton
Editor: Daniel Dufournaud
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 11th International Conference
Synergies in Communication (SiC 2023)
Bucharest, 26-27 October 2023 (hybrid)
Discourse surrounding issues related to the transgender and feminist communities currently dominates contemporary cultural conversation globally. Against this backdrop, Femspec calls for submissions exploring speculative approaches to gender, and particularly to transgender identity and embodiment; the rise and use of what some liken to Orwellian doublespeak; and projections extrapolated from our present into the future.
Femspec is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed feminist journal dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres.
Due in part to well-publicised advancements in generative AI technologies such as GPT-4, there has been a recent explosion of interest in – and hype around – Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Whether this hype cycle continues to grow or fades away, AI is anticipated to have significant repercussions for fandom (Lamerichs 2018), and is already inspiring polarised reactions. Fan artists have been candid about using creative AI tools like Midjourney and DALL-E to generate fan art, while fanfiction writers have been using ChatGPT to generate stories and share them online (there are 470 works citing the use of these tools on AO3 and 20 on FanFiction.net at the time of writing).
Call for Participation
Fan Studies Network North America Conference 2023 (virtual)
October 11-15, 2023
Fan Studies Network North America 2023
The 2023 Conference
Two volumes published in the late nineties—Susanne Wood’s notable monograph Lanyer: A Renaissance Woman Poet and Marshall Grossman’s edited collection Aemilia Lanyer: Gender, Genre, and the Canon—have largely shaped the trajectory of Lanyer scholarship. Following their lead, scholars in the past two decades have charted how Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum navigates intricate issues of gender, genre, patronage, courtly politics, religion, and poetic authority. This panel aims to expand this fruitful work by exploring new avenues for scholarship that consider Lanyer’s engagement with other contexts and discourses.
This special edition of Interdisciplinary Humanities will investigate how performance shapes our experience of the humanities. In the four decades since NYU offered the first degree in “Performance Studies,” the advent of the internet and social media has changed the way we study, create, teach, learn, and identify ourselves. Performance forms and platforms have multiplied and facilitated one of the most contentious political cycles in American history, public upheavals demanding social justice, and new thresholds of mis and disinformation. How are these performance platforms shaping our experience and understanding of the world?
CFP: Judicial Rhetoric: A Symposium
April 5, 2024
University of Virginia School of Law
In collaboration with Case Western Reserve University
Judicial writing is a genre in flux. While court opinions remain both potent and controversial, many judges explicitly write for lay audiences or to entertain specialists. The resulting documents are quoted by the press, invoked at confirmation hearings, and memed in social media. Judges have been praised or blamed for cracking jokes, sharing hoary vignettes, and reciting song lyrics. Commentators might be forgiven for missing an older approach to judicial writing, one marked by a more technical, even tedious style.
Infobase, a publisher of databases for schools, universities, and public libraries, is seeking to hire a scholar for a project on contemporary African-American literature. Responsibilities will include writing an overview of the state of African-American literature in the 21st century; writing brief critical biographies of a selection of the most important African-American writers working today; and updating existing biographies of great living African-American writers. The work be prominently featured in a new topic center within Bloom’s Literature, Infobase’s premier literary database. This is a paid assignment. Interested scholars should contact executive editor Jeff Soloway at email@example.com.
Conference hosted by the South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies and Challenging Precarity: A Global Network.
University of Wollongong, Sydney Campus, Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
29 November – 1 December 2023
CFP – ALL WORK, NO PLAY
Presented by The University of Melbourne
Tuesday 28th of November 2023
This symposium is supported by the English and Theatre Studies Program and the Shakespeare 400 Trust.