This proposed roundtable will explore current manifestations of the grotesque in various forms and genres, using a range of current critical approaches. This could include, but not be exclusive to, analyses using a posthumanist, postmaterialist, postmillennial, or similar critical lens. In an age when so much seems grotesque—from our art to our politics to our everyday lives—this session will provide new ways to think about both contemporary literature and our current cultural moment. Submit a 250-300 word abstract and a brief c.v. by Sept. 30 to the NeMLA website:https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP
The Lamar Journal of the Humanities, an interdisciplinary journal, invites papers for its Spring 2021 Special Issue on American Countercultures.
1st Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2020
In collaboration with
Indian Institute of Technology Patna
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Siksha O Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
University Distinguished Professor, Dept. of German Studies, the University of Arizona
CFP: Celebrity Studies Special Edition, “CHILDREN AND CELEBRITIES.” Deadline: August 7, 2020.
The entertainment industries create the most widely circulated popular images of children and childhood, and yet the role of children in celebrity studies warrants further study. As John Mercer and Jane O’Connor (2017) point out, the intersection between Childhood Studies and Celebrity Studies has been gaining traction in recent years, highlighting a tension between the dominant discourses of innocence surrounding children, and the highly competitive commercial imperatives of celebrity culture.
Call for Papers
What do we care about?
A Cross-Cultural Textbook for
Undergraduate Students of Philosophical Ethics
Second Call for Papers
Special Call for Sections
Representing Philosophical Ethics from
Asia, South America, and Australia as well as from underrepresented groups from North America and Europe
Dr. Björn Freter, Knoxville, USA
Dr. Elvis Imafidon, Ekpoma, Nigeria
Prof. Gunter Bombaerts, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Prof. Benda Hofmeyr, Pretoria, South Africa
Prof. Marie Eboh, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Special Edition of Revenant: Obscene Surfacings and the Subterranean Gothic
Deadline for abstract submissions: October 31st 2020
Guest Editors: Joan Passey (Bristol), Sherezade García Rangel (Falmouth) and Daisy Butcher (Hertfordshire)
Although the corresponding conference is postponed until fall 2021, the organizers are moving ahead with preparations for the volume Work: The Labors of Language, Culture, and History in North America. The conference cfp also serves as the volume cfp (see below).The volume will be published in the series Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (Narr/ Francke/ Attempto).
The last two decades have witnessed an explosion of literary works that adapt, challenge and elaborate the narrative and lyrical traditions of the Spanish-speaking world. From the neorrural novel of Spain to the Mexican ‘Generación del Crack’, from the neoclassical poetry of Aurora Luque and Juan Antonio González Iglesias to the experimental artifacts of Agustín Fernández Mallo or Pablo Katchadjian, novelists and poets in Spain and Latin America have reimagined their literary traditions and adapted them to the new realities of the 21st century.
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following session at NEMLA in Philadelphia, PA, 3/11-14, 2021. Abstracts (300 words+ short bio) must be received by September 30 at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18915
Framing Narratives: NEMLA, 52ND ANNUAL CONVENTION
March 11-14, 2021 - Philadelphia, PA
(Comparative Literature / Cultural Studies and Media Studies)
What can be better, during these uncertain times, than producing innovative research about fun primary sources that can fill our hearts with hope and motivation? With the aim of making that possible, the PopMec academic collective opens a call for papers about one of the most successful and influential American popular culture productions: the Rocky film series. Mostly written, starred and directed by Sylvester Stallone, the story of the Italian-American boxer Rocky Balboa cautived the world, since 1976 till our days, with 6 movies and 2 spin-offs (the Creed series).
Vampires are a phenomenon that have captivated humans since ancient times, and continue to globally fascinate different target audiences. From vampires in early Chinese traditions to their depiction in early poems such as “The Vampire” by Heinrich August Ossenfelder, to Lord Byron’s “The Vampyre”, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, to vampires in more recent TV series and movies, this creature has not only evoked fear and horror but has also embodied both anxieties as well as desires of the culture and time in which it was created. Consequently, as vampire narratives today have started to go beyond the realms of horror, sometimes even turning the vampire into romantic heroes, they bring new insights to current issues across various fields.
A special issue of ZAA Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature, and Culture (http://www.zaa.uni-tuebingen.de)
Moritz Ingwersen, American Studies, University of Konstanz,
Timo Müller, American Studies, University of Konstanz
Call for Book Chapters for Edited Volume
"Science Fiction in an Age of Crisis: Towards a New Aesthetic Paradigm"
MEL (Middle Eastern Literatures) is willing to consider a potential special issue on men and masculinities to discuss the changing social construction of masculinities in Middle Eastern literatures, and to elaborate on how literature as a field can contribute to the theorization of masculinities. This special issue is intended to explore masculinities as dynamic and multifaceted phenomena emerging within contradictory cultural, material and discursive contexts of the Middle East. The aim is to locate and dislocate masculinities, along the line of thought presented by Andrea Cornwall and Nancy Lindisfarne in Dislocating Masculinity (1994).
Call for Contributions: Narratives of precarious migrancy in the Global South
The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its general issue, forthcoming Fall 2021.
Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.
About the Conference RIOC 2020
RIOC, the first international scholarly conference sponsored by Rupkatha, seeks to address advances in research in Interdisciplinary Humanities. After the launch of our non-profit scholarly venture with the Rupkatha Journal, we now consider it a sacred duty to respond to the call of times by organizing this conference to interact and understand our present situation and the emerging future in a fuller and critical manner. The objective is to create a dialogue and affect the social and cultural discourse at a crucial phase of our history.
Whiteness is often described as too hard to see, like a fish noticing it swims in water.
Zooming Along and Writing Digital Presence: The Tension of Disclosure and Visibility (Roundtable)
Addressing 'The Memoir Problem': Blocked Memories, Documentary Traces, and Hybrid Forms (Creative Panel)
Greetings from The Inquisitive Meridian Journal!
Call for Papers
Fan Studies Network North America Virtual Conference 2020
October 13-17, 2020
For this year, we have decided to host the virtual-only Fan Studies Network North America over five days in October to encourage participation and access, and to limit Zoom mental overload. The conference will combine synchronous and asynchronous conversations. Rather than traditional papers, we will have virtual workshops, salons, and posters.
Black Girl Magic: Redefining New Black Feminist Thought
Call for Chapters: Indigenous Research of Land, Self, and SpiritProposals Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019Full Chapters Due: October 7, 2019Submission Date: January 13, 2020 Submit proposals to https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/4138 Submit full chapter drafts for consideration to https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-chapter/?projectid=c139badf... Chapters will include current indigenous research across disciplines for critical inquiry of land cultures and/or of the constructs of land as self, land as agency, self, and/or sp
Title: Adoption in Film
Adoption & Culture 9.2 [ 2021]
Adoption & Culture publishes essays on any aspect of adoption’s intersection with culture, including but not limited to scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, film, or any other popular or academic representation of adoption. Adoption & Culture accepts submissions of previously unpublished essays for review.
While South Asian writing has primarily been concerned with national identities and macroscopic questions of modernity and tradition, urban-scale articulations of hybrid, multi-faceted senses of selfhood have become more common over the past few decades. The urban is that unpredictable, partially knowable realm of experience which inflects our everyday with multiple lexicons of meaning. Such multi-sited meaning is a hallmark of all kinds of urbanity, but in our present context in South Asia it has acquired an epochal significance given the pace at which our cities and towns are developing and perhaps even destroying themselves.
Studies in Hogg and his World invites submissions for the next double issue of the journal (29-30) which is currently scheduled for publication in the Fall of 2021.
South Asia in Alternative Cinema(s)