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Big Feminism: The Fiftieth Anniversary Issue of Signs

updated: 
Friday, January 27, 2023 - 1:32am
Signs
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Signs was founded in 1975 as part of an emergent tradition of feminist scholarship and has been publishing continuously ever since, establishing itself as a preeminent journal in the field of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. At the time of the journal’s conception, Signs’s founding editorial staff sought not only to raise consciousness and develop theories around women’s oppression but also to challenge the taken-for-granted and to strive for theoretical nuance and interdisciplinarity. To honor half a century of publication, our fiftieth anniversary issue aims to generate new questions and critical discussion around “Big Feminism,” around the role and power of feminist theory, today and into the future.

What is a life worth living? Speculative Fiction and Eternal Life

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:35pm
Christene d'Anca, University of California Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Despite numerous post-apocalyptic storylines, many science fiction texts are a celebration of life and seek ways of prolonging it, whether artificially or by providing warnings against our current behavior in order to preserve the life that already exists. The fact that death and potential immortality are so frequently featured throughout the genre underscores our preoccupation with overcoming the limitations imposed on our bodies by nature, while seeking means to go beyond what is currently possible.

2023 EALA Annual Conference Mapping Care: Imaginations, Practices, and Theories

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 9:35pm
English and American Literature Association in Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Call for Papers

2023 EALA Annual Conference

Mapping Care: Imaginations, Practices, and Theories

 

Conference Organizers: ROC English and American Literature Association (EALA, Taiwan) and National Cheng Kung University

Date: October 14, 2023

Venue: National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2023

UPDATE (Call for Journal Articles): Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 1:57pm
Çankaya University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2023

Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is looking for original and well-researched interdisciplinary papers at the intersection of comparative literature, literary studies, literature and translation, language and translation studies, linguistics, foreign language education, translator education, and theory and cultural studies that fall within the scope of the Journal. The mission of the Journal is to facilitate a more expanded and participatory academic discussion on the theoretical and/or applied scholarly work under its scope, and to inform scholars and public about recent developments in these fields.

call for book chapters--Post-Millennial Cultures of Fear in Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 1:54pm
Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Collection Editors: Mustafa Kirca and Adelheid Rundholz)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Fear, Risk and Safety: Post-Millennial Cultures of Fear in Literature (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2023) 

This volume will bring together original articles studying cultures of fear in literature with a specific emphasis on postmillennial texts and will investigate such subtopics and fields as post-millennial political fiction, post-postmodern rewritings, “the culture of fear,” “world risk theory,” the postcolonial novel, post-humanist writing, trauma narratives, literary disaster discourses, environmental literature, apocalyptic scenarios, and personal apocalypse writing in the 21st century.

CFP Interactive Film and Media Conference - January 30th

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 1:09pm
Hudson Moura / Toronto Metropolitan University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2023

Call for Proposals Extended Deadline: Monday, January 30th

 

#IFM2023 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

June 7-9, 2023

 

Hosted by Toronto Metropolitan University (Canada), The University of Texas at Dallas (USA), Technological University of the Shannon (Ireland), Leeds Trinity University (UK), and Ithaca College (New York, USA)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Sharon Daniel

Filmmaker and Professor in the Film and Digital Media Department and the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz

 

 

 CARE COLLABORATION CRAFT 

CALL for PAPERS : Articles for Lucian Blaga Yearbook / Caietele Lucian Blaga – XXIV tome 1 – 2023

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 1:08pm
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Articles for Lucian Blaga Yearbook – XXIV tome 1 – 2023 

 

 

THEME: FEAR AND LITERATURE

 

The actuality of this type of theme is born out of the experience of the past years, when the pandemic brought about various reformulations, including of literature, but also out of the mutations which have arisen throughout the cultural ages under the influence of fear, analysed from a philosophical, literary, or cultural point of view in relation to all cultural products.

Issue XXIV (1) of the Lucian Blaga Notebooks advances the following axes of debate:

 

-       Pandemics, epidemics, social maladies as reflected in literature 

-       Catastrophes and the apocalyptic imaginary

FILM REVIEWS for the quint

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 1:07pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "the quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT

 

MLA 2024, Philadelphia, Special Roundtable Session: “You know my methods, Watson”: Academic Scholarship in the Era of AI

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:45pm
Jude V. Nixon Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Does a computer-generated AI classroom assignment or essay bear any of the hallmarks and expectations of the scholarly assignment or essay? What are the forensic differences and the ethical implications? Employing a particular scholarly text as contrast, this roundtable session invites comparative proposals exploring the scholarly value (if any) and ethical implications of AI-generated texts using ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer).

 

Please include a 250-word abstract and short bio no later than Tuesday, 28 February 2023, to jnixon@salemstate.edu

Radical Vitality/Axé

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:45pm
Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

Call for papers: Special issue of Apocalyptica

in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute for Decolonial Thought and Research (INCAPID/GLEFAS)

 

 

Radical Vitality/Axé

Edited by Yuderkys Espinosa-Miñoso and Ashanti Dinah Orozco Herrera

 

 

Abstracts are due March 30, 2023

Final manuscripts are due August 31, 2023

 

 

“There is no end / To what a living world / Will demand of you." 

Octavia Butler

 

Strategies of Critique 2023 - Care and Cure

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:43pm
Strategies of Critique Organizing Committee of the Social and Political Thought Programme at York University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Strategies of Critique 2023:

Care and Cure

 

Call For Papers

 

17th - 19th May 2023, York University, Toronto, Canada

 

With Keynotes Speakers:

 Patrice Douglass and Sara-Maria Sorentino

 

Feeling in the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:42pm
Romance, Revolution and Reform
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 16, 2023

Call for Submissions

‘Feeling in the Long Nineteenth Century’

Romance, Revolution and Reform, Issue 6

Since increased critical attention paid to ‘affect’ in the 1990s, studies of the experience of feeling have grown exponentially across a range of disciplines. As various emotions historians have shown, passions, feelings, emotions, sentiments and affections were equally at the forefront of the minds of nineteenth-century thinkers from Wordsworth to Darwin. This issue is interested in how these contemporary and modern affective debates have impacted, and continue to impact, the ways in which we think about feeling.

Writing the ‘Good Life’ in Narratives of Canada (Journal Canada & Beyond)

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:42pm
University of La Laguna/University of Alicante (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2023

In her book The Promise of Happiness (2010), Sara Ahmed explains how the concept of happiness is related to heteronormative notions of the “good life”: “The good life is the life that is lived in the right way, by doing the right things, over and over again” (Ahmed 2010, 36).Questioning the promise of a good life leads to unhappiness, but unhappiness (unlike happiness) can be productive for social change as it fosters a possibility to open to new affective spaces in the subject’s life. Ahmed describes individuals’ urges toward “the good life” as frequently grounded in attachments that, while often toxic and ultimately unfulfilling, are not recognized as such by the people who engage in these negative relations.

Strange New World: Philosophy and Science Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:41pm
International Society for Philosophy in Film
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

International Society for Philosophy in Film

 

Second Annual Symposium Call for Abstracts

August 24th-26th, 2023

London, England

Mission Statement:

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2023 12th Annual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:40pm
Current Research in Speculative Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2023 12th Annual Conference

29th – 30th June 2023, University of Liverpool, In Person and Online, https://crsfhome.home.blog/

“While most people conceptualise thinking as this straightforward linear thing, I see ideas spreading out into alternatives before one is selected. In this place every notion can potentially become reality.” (Tade Thompson, Rosewater)

KEYNOTES: Roz Kaveney (Writer and Independent Researcher) Dr Chris Pak (Swansea University)

AUTHOR ROUNDTABLE: Exploring metamorphosis and change in SF

PUBLISHING ROUNDTABLE: Getting published in academic journals

Global Christianities and Global Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:39pm
Christianity and Literature (Journa Special Issuel)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Religious practice has arguably declined in Euro-American contexts in late modernity, provoking intense debates about secularization, but Christian movements continue to grow in the Global South, giving rise to new modes of literary production. The cultural, social, and theological aspects of these religious and literary expressions throughout Latin and South America, Africa, and Asia complicate and challenge commonly held notions about the field of Christianity and literature, inviting a widened scope of scholarly engagement. 

New Romantic Narratives for the 21st century

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:38pm
Esferas Literarias (University of Cordoba, Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

New Romantic Narratives for the Twenty-First Century

Esferas Literarias, vol.6.

CfP: Transplanetary Ecologies Workshop

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:38pm
Centre for Outer Space Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Continuous human presence in Low Earth Orbit, increasing expansion of techno-scientific infrastructures beyond Earth, and the extractivist ambitions of the commercial 'New Space' sector call for a reconsideration of the conventional analytical frameworks used to describe emergent (extra)terrestrial political, ecological, and social processes. On these accelerating investments, Vidmar has stated “the interplay between natural and social phenomena in the highly contested yet vastly open-ended Universe gave rise to an ecology of (trans)planetary systems – biological, technological and intellectual” (Matjaz, 2020, EASST.net).

The Ethics of Close Reading?

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:37pm
Center for Humanities and Information, Penn State
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

The practice known as close reading has been for decades one of the central methodological commitments of literary studies. Consolidated, articulated, and promulgated as part of the professionalization of the field during the New Critical era, close reading survived the theory wars (gaining traction, even, thanks to deconstruction). It continues to be a major focus of teaching at the college and K-12 levels (where, since 2009, it has been an explicit part of the Common Core standards).

Not at Home: Festivalization of Theater Culture

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:36pm
Pamietnik Teatralny / Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Pamiętnik Teatralny, a bilingual Polish-English academic quarterly published by the Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, welcomes submissions for a thematic issue addressing the festivalization of theater culture.

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