This panel is being organized for the upcoming virtual undergraduate and graduate conference, hosted by Queen’s University’s ENGL859, on “Re-imaging and Re-engaging with the Victorians,” which takes place on April 18th from 9:30am-5:00pm EST.
The Representation of Famines in Indian literatures
The Proposed work will be submitted to Routledge under its ongoing series “South Asian Literature in Focus”
We are specifically looking for chapters in Medieval and Mughal India, kindly send your proposal/abstract by February 23, 2024.
The FX Reader
Chapter proposals on select FX channel original TV series are sought for an edited book collection.
Tracing its roots to a long history of philosophical discourse, identity stands as one of the most intricate and ubiquitous concepts within the large debates of human and social sciences. It is taken for granted in everyday life and assumed to be an all-inclusive determinant of empirical and virtual entities; yet, obscure when it comes to marking out its essence as a referential determinant and delineating the shaping politics of its concretizations. The ambiguity and paradox of identity stem from the contradictory dimensions it encompasses, entailing at the same time a sense of similitude yet difference, uniqueness yet commonness, and independence yet reliance.
2024 EALA Annual Conference will be held on October 19, 2024 in National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. The theme for the conference is "Filter." The deadline for abstract submission is February 29, 2024.
Please refer to the webpage for detailed information and schedule.
Call for Papers
2024 EALA Annual Conference
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?”
Crossing the Line: Sexuality and James Baldwin's Vision
Morgan State University, the Benjamin A. Quarles Humanities and Social Science Institute, the Department of English and Language Arts, The James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts, and the
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGST) Program proudly announce the inaugural one-day WGST Graduate Symposium (WGST-GS).
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2024
Conference Date and Time: April 4, 2024 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Conjunctures of Hospitality: Conditions, Articulations, and Affects of Border Encounters
7-8 November 2024 Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal
The Octoroon/An Octoroon: Special Issue
I am looking for a few educators and researchers who are interested in using generative AI in the classroom to promote cultural studies and learning language. I plan to propose a panel for this year’s ELO conference, which will be held online from July 18 to 21.
The student-centered ethic is well established in humanities classrooms, so the question for this panel is how to use AI to further this goal. In particular, this year’s organizers are desirous of submissions that consider community and creativity. Papers that explore strategies to harness the potential for positive futures and/or elicit awareness of dystopian potentials are welcome.
In recent years, we’ve witnessed a growing emphasis in academia on fostering greater
diversity, equity, and inclusion, including developing a clearer sense of one’s
positionality and commitment to such initiatives. Writing effective narratives, such as
specific syllabus policies, diversity statements, land acknowledgments, and positionality
statements, is crucial in promoting a more inclusive academic environment.
This one-day conference aims to provide a space for interdisciplinary discussion, bringing together different perspectives on the interaction between creative practices and digital technologies, with a particular emphasis on the still uncertain impact of AI on contemporary arts.
We invite scholars, independent researchers, digital media experts, curators and artists to submit proposals for a 15-minute in-person presentation, focusing on one or more of the following topics:
Despite being targeted at a younger demographic, children’s literature can teach many valuable things to adults. Reading children’s books can take us back to our childhoods and recapture the feeling of being filled with curiosity and imagination. It can help us to see things from the perspective of a child, and thereby help us to understand how children think. Researching these books and the methods employed by their authors can teach us about how children are viewed by adults, and what adults think is important to teach them through literature. Seeing the kinds of books children respond to and why can test the validity of views held by adults, and give us a sense of what they find valuable and engaging.
18-19 June 2024, University of Szczecin and online
Special Issue Call for Papers and Posters: Journal of Illustration
'Illustration and Heritage: Sharing Histories to Draw Out Futures'
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MLA 2025, New Orleans (9-12 January)
The Forum on Seventeenth-Century English Studies (LLC 17th-Century English) invites submissions for a guaranteed session on “Early Modern Social Media.” We are particularly interested in research that addresses the power of both established and emerging media—ballads, pamphlets, newsletters, pasquinades, and so forth—to amplify the gravity of historical circumstances, harness public affect, and precipitate ideological shifts. Please send 250-word abstracts by 3/15/2024 to Carmen Nocentelli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Call for Papers: Fashion, Style & Popular Culture
Special Issue: ‘Artificial Intelligence: Design, Production, Media and Consumers’
Guest Editors: Catharine Weiss, Lasell University, USA and Mary Ruppert, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
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How is women's mobility exemplified through American women's fiction, poetry, and memoir? How do American women's mobility narratives render women visible or invisible. Please submit abstracts of approximately 250 words for this proposed special session of MLA 2025 in New Orleans.
Like many American authors who rose to prominence in the first half of the twentieth century, John Steinbeck came from an economically privileged Protestant family of European descent and grew up in a socially and religiously conservative environment. Like many of his contemporaries, he distanced himself from his upbringing in his fiction, rejecting the authority of government, of institutions, and of received cultural wisdom. He sided with the poor and dispossessed, he stood with the underdog, and he tried to give the downtrodden a voice through his fiction. His writing indicates that he aligned himself with the ideology of mid-century liberalism and considered himself liberal, progressive, and open minded.
This a a call for a Special Topics Panel to be held at the Modern Language Association Conference in New Orleans, January 9-12, 2025.
Agnotology, the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt, has emerged as a critical lens through which to examine the production, dissemination, and contestation of knowledge within various spheres of human expression. This interdisciplinary panel seeks to investigate the intersections of agnotology with literature, culture, and the arts, and to explore how these fields both reflect and contribute to the construction of ignorance and uncertainty.
We welcome proposals for papers that engage with the following topics (but are not limited to):
The English Graduate Student Association of Georgetown University seeks proposals on the theme of “Maladies” from various disciplines and theoretical approaches for the yearly publication of their journal, The Predicate.
Journal: The Predicate Volume VII, An Academic Journal by the English Graduate Student Association of Georgetown University
Submission Deadline: March 22th
Environmental Racism and Environmental Casteism: A Reading of African American and Indian Dalit Literature
--Note: Springer has shown interest in publishing this book
CALL FOR PAPERS
New National Allegories: Twenty-First Century India in the Indian English Novel from 1990s to the present
13th March 2024
Under the aegis of Viksit Bharat@2047
In collaboration with IQAC, ZHDC (E)
estrema: revista interdisciplinar de humanidades, a digital peer reviewed journal from the Centre for Comparative Studies of the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon (CEComp-FLUL), is issuing an open call for articles and critical reviews for the first number of its Volume III until March 31, 2024. The previous volume, consisting of two distinct issues, welcomed contributions that broadly discussed the dichotomy of light/shadow, through an interdisciplinary, comparative, and innovative perspective. Similarly, we now launch this call inspired by a new thematic dichotomy: life/death.
Join us in New Orleans, LA, on April 19, 2024!
Please share your experiences, successes, and ideas for improvement related to corequisite English and math instruction, academic support, and administration at the inaugural LAGEMSS conference. All presentations will be scheduled for 45 minutes, and formats will include traditional presentations, workshops, and panel discussions.
Novel: A Forum on Fiction is accepting submissions. Founded in 1967 at Brown University, Novel is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the best new criticism and theory in novel studies. After several decades under the editorship of Nancy Armstrong, Kevin McLaughlin took over as the chief editor in Summer 2023. Novel holds to these general principles:
Submissions are invited for a special journal issue centred on the film Saltburn (Emerald Fennell, 2023). Since its premiere on Amazon Prime, Emerald Fennell's film has generated an exceptional level of audience engagement within a media context where the increased presence of diversified media platforms and a drop in cinema attendance has effectively dispensed with the 'water cooler' moment of film consumption, with the exception of big budget studio franchises.
Contemporary Cultural Responses to a Neoliberal World
13 June 2024, University of Northampton, United Kingdom
The Centre for Cultural and Literary Studies (CCLS) invites proposals for a one-day, in-person symposium to be held on 13 June 2024.
Conference online: 18-19 April 2024
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Dr Charlotte Beyer – University of Gloucestershire, UK
Call for Papers:
This conference seeks to explore the subject of transgression, and the intersections between memory, transgression and representation.