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
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
Join us for the upcoming 2024 Red River Valley Graduate Student Conference, May 16-17, 2024 on the beautiful NDSU Campus in Fargo, ND. The conference will explore writing, rhetoric, literary theory, and culture in digital spaces, building from questions posed by our keynote speaker, Dr. Ratan Kumar Roy of Brac University, Bangladesh:
“Our exposure to the digital world has redefined the ways of seeing, thinking, and doing in everyday life. Digital visibility has appeared as a new form of visual cultures that plays a key role in defining the culture of contemporary times. How does one examine, explore, make sense, and write about culture in this new world order?”
Special issue of Women’s Writing (Taylor & Francis)
Unveiling Untold Narratives: Rediscovering the Literary Legacy of Jewish Female Writers and Representations of Jewish Women by Female Writers from the 1700s to the 1920s
Guest Edited by Irina Rabinovich and Brygida Gasztold
Description: This compilation seeks to shed light on the often-overlooked voices and hidden gems within the vast tapestry of Jewish women’s writing, as crafted by female authors during a transformative period in history.
DEADLINE REMINDER: *The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2023*
Call for Chapters
Narratives of Confinement in American Literature and Popular Culture
Conference, 13-14 June 2024, Université de Haute-Alsace, France | Institut de recherche en Langues et Littératures Européennes (ILLE)
Working languages: French, English
PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) is back with a virtual symposium exploring the criminal in popular culture. To be held online on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of May 2024.
Crime is one of the most popular genres across the popular culture spectrum. Celebrated detectives, true crime podcasts, police procedurals, the fashion of crime and deviancy, spy, war, political and corporate crimes in film, sport cheats, pickpockets and con artists, glamourous lawyers, innocent victims, and grumpy Judges are just some of the ways crime is represented in popular culture. This conference aims to examine the crime genre in popular culture.
Themed issue of Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa, Volume 36, Issue 2 (2024)
Link to the CFP: https://bit.ly/_RCWR
Goutam Karmakar, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Germany; University of the Western Cape, South Africa
CALL FOR PAPERS
Environmental activism, decoloniality and literature of the Global South
Goutam Karmakar, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Sule Emmanuel Egya, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Nigeria
Rethinking Crisis & Status Quo
“I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even of the same nature as man. I was more agile than they and could subsist upon coarser diet; I bore the extremes of heat and cold with less injury to my frame; my stature far exceeded theirs. When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?” - Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
Capitalism and Literature Online Conference
Call for Papers
Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature is a peer-refereed online journal published by the University of Opole, Poland (for more information and the current issue see http://www.explorations.uni.opole.pl).
For the next issue of the journal, to be published in December 2024 we invite articles addressing language and literature related topics in an original and innovative way. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches ranging across linguistics, critical theory, literary studies, cultural studies and translation studies (theoretical or applied).
This panel and roundtable seek to investigate the value of close reading in early modern studies. Since the sunset of New Criticism’s zenith in literary studies, close reading has assumed a primarily pedagogical role. But what of its theoretical and historicist payoff? What position can close reading play in the 2024 scholarly landscape?
Papers proposed for the panel may address any aspect of close reading, from its utility for approaching particular Renaissance texts (broadly conceived), to its role amid other methodologies now in vogue, to attendant questions of early modern textual transmission and translation. Case studies are welcome, as are comparative and interdisciplinary approaches.
I am currently putting together a proposal on the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who for Manchester University Press and am seeking proposals on the following topics:
* The Blue Peter Doctor Who competition, placed in the context of the relationship between the two programmes
* The Beyond the Screen event of December 9 2023, only open to competition winners but with a q & a live streamed
Please contact me at my email address with Doctor Who: 60 in the subject line if you are interested in submitting a 500 word abstract on either of these topics.
We are pleased to announce a special issue of JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy) titled “Resurgence and Decolonization: Creating Alternative Worlds.” Our inquiry aims to explore the transformative power of Indigenous Resurgence movements, which seek to transcend the limitations of settler colonial systems by envisioning alternative ways of thinking, organizing, and being.
Deadline for submissions: December 22, 2023
Contact: James Berkey, email@example.com
The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions for its 2022-23 Article Prize.
The prize is awarded to the best article on the subject of American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2023. RSAP takes an expansive view of “periodicals” and will consider any article that focuses on serial publications in print or digital form in the Americas, broadly construed. We also welcome submissions from any field or discipline.
Submission Date: Monday, January 1st, 2024
Symposium Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2024
Note: Selected presenters will be notified by Friday, January 19th, 2024.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eva Díaz, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at the Pratt Institute School of Art and Design.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Flannery O’Connor Society
American Literature Association
2024 Annual Conference May 23-26, 2024
Palmer House Hilton | Chicago, IL
The Flannery O’Connor Society seeks proposals for three planned sessions at ALA 2024 in Chicago. See panel descriptions and submission details below under the appropriate headings.
Proposed Panel for
American Literature Association
35th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2024
XIV Annual Graduate Student Conference Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Association Department of Hispanic Studies University of California, Riverside. Within and Beyond the Impasse: Call for Proposals
Gaston Bachelard asserts that "all really inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home." How does one define "home"? Is it a materially constructed shelter, or a psychological space that holds one's memories, imaginations, and, essentially, a space that "protects the daydreamer" (The Poetics of Space, 5)? Furthermore, what does it mean to exist in a "body"? And what does it feel like to be "at home" in a body? How does one traverse these inhabited spaces, both in public and in private? Or, how are spatial boundaries reinstated when the home and the body is misaligned?
We Need to Write about Art: Ekphrasis Now
A one-day symposium on contemporary ekphrasis at Leeds Trinity University on Saturday 6 July 2024.
Call for Cooperators
Academic Forms: Thinking the Ways We* Do Our Work
(*Where “We” Names, Specifically, Humanities Scholars)
Preliminaries Towards Some Academic Product
Anglo-Israelism and the British Imperial Imagination
Submission deadline: 20 December 2023
Anglo-Israelism is a religious movement that identifies the Anglo-Saxon peoples of Britain and northern Europe as the ethnic descendants of biblical Israel. It emerged in the eighteenth century and reached its peak in the early twentieth century, gaining favour among the upper echelons of society. Although the presence of official Anglo-Israelist organisations began to decline in England in the 1970s, Anglo-Israelist themes have been and continue to be influential in England and abroad. Despite this significance, Anglo-Israelism is not well understood by scholars or the public.
Shifting – or transforming – between states of being is a feature of human and animal societies as well as of the wider living world and the cosmos. This act of shifting is experienced through both natural and unnatural processes and can be seen in all areas of life, from the reproductive cycles of organisms, to epochal changes undergone by entire societies, and everything in between. But transformations can also refer to distortions of reality, both deliberate and accidental, magical or real, as much as they can reflect genuine changes to an individual, an institution, a landscape, or even a society.
Thoreau Annual Gathering
July 10-14, 2024
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
Transcendentalist Legacies of Resilience
CHILD AND TEEN CONSUMPTION 2024
11th Interdisciplinary Conference on Child and Teen Consumption
October 16 -18 2024, York University, Toronto, Canada PLAYING WITH BORDERS
The 2024 edition of the Child and Teen Consumption Conference will be held in Toronto (Canada) and will be hosted by York University, October 16-18, 2024.