This special issue centers Blackness in fandom studies. Fandom studies has gestured toward race generally, and Blackness in particular, from its alleged white center while always keeping race at its margin. It has largely co-opted the language of race, difference, and diversity from the margins and recentered it around white geeks and white women. Indeed, fandom studies has done lots of things—except deal with its race problem. But as Toni Morrison (1975) asserts, that is the work of racism: it keeps those at the margins busy, trying to prove that they deserve a seat at the center table.
Norm and Transgression in the Fairy-Tale Tradition: (Non)Normative Identities, Forms, and Writings
Brown University, 7-9 June 2023
Conference Organisers: Alessandro Cabiati (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Brown University) and Lewis Seifert (Brown University)
Maria Tatar (Harvard University)
Anne E. Duggan (Wayne State University)
Laura Tosi (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Complicity rhetoric is frequently adopted in public and political discourse. For example, Joe Biden has repeatedly used the formulation ‘silence is complicity’ as a call for the defence of human rights. Yet, in an ever more interconnected and globalised world, identifying and tracing the often complex relationships of cause and effect that comprise complicity is more and more difficult. The notion of collective complicity seems to be increasingly applicable to phenomena that define the contemporary world, such as the effects of global capitalism and the climate emergency (and has been elaborated, for example, by Christopher Kutz in Complicity: Ethics and Law for a Collective Age (2000)).
“Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism,” writes Walidah Imarisha, “we are engaging in speculative fiction. All organizing is science fiction.” This panel seeks to bring together critics probing historical, present, and possible future relationships between speculative fiction and social justice. The emergent concept of “visionary fiction,” developed by Imarisha and adrienne maree brown, articulates radical and generative connections between speculation and social movement work.
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Call for Papers: ReFocus: The Historical Films of Ernst Lubitsch
Contact email: David John Boyd, Ph.D. (University of Glasgow) firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline: 16 January 2023 [Extended Deadline]
The George Saunders Society invites prospective participants for one or two panels at the 2023 American Literature Association conference in Boston, MA, to be held May 25 to 28, 2023. We are interested in presentations on any aspect of George Saunders’s life and work; in this, our fourth year of activity at ALA, we are particularly interested in papers that challenge, complicate, or go beyond the most common (particularly religious, ethical, or new sincericist) readings of the author’s work in the critical literature to this point. The topic is therefore open, but possible approaches might include:
Call for chapter proposals
Contracted book (and fabulous it shall be ;-))
"The Future of Honors Education - Advanced Learning for Today and Tomorrow" (CSP, 2023)
Two chapter writing opportunities remain open for this contracted book.
The focus of this book is on the future of honors education - innovations, contemporary activities, programmatic developments, suggested trajectories. . . (Ideas welcome!). The intention is not to abandon the past, but to draw on that past, consider the present, and look to the (exciting!) future - as all wonderful honors education tends to do. ;-)
The "Learn Your Sisters' Stories" podcast series seeks to inform those inside and outside of academia of the challenges and rewards black women scholars face. It will also help create a community for black women students and professors currently in the academy as they find solidarity with one another, and offer tools and support on how to navigate academic culture. Finally, it will help those who are considering going to graduate school know more about the process.
PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submissions to The Lamp has been extended to Monday, 30 January 2023.
Call for Submissions! The Lamp is looking for submissions for its 2023 issue (Volume 13)!
The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students. If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at email@example.com. The deadline is Monday, 30 January 2023. Please follow our submission guidelines below.
North American Ethnic Literatures in the 21st Century:
Intersectional / Transatlantic Perspectives
An International Symposium
25-26 de mayo de 2023
Universitat Jaume I - Castellón (Spain)
Call for Papers: Volume 5, Number 1, 2023
Themed Issue on
“Futuristic Epistemology and Scientific Dimensions: Neo-perspectives in Science Fiction”
To be edited by
Niladri Mahapatra & Akasdip Dey
PG Department of English, Bhatter College, Dantan
Iris Murdoch: Transatlantic Ties Conference
University of Notre Dame
29 June – 1 July 2023
This conference will mark the first Murdoch-focused major event in the US since 2001, and comes as her reputation as a philosopher and novelist continues to grow rapidly. We invite scholars working on Murdoch and her circle in all disciplines from North America and beyond to join us. The conference will showcase ongoing and published Murdoch scholarship with a particular focus on connections to Murdoch’s work outside the UK.
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)
Call for papers
Hungarian Studies Yearbook, 2023
Hungarian Studies Yearbook is the latest intellectual venture of the Hungarian community from the Faculty of Letters at the Babeș-Bolyai University. The launch of this new platform comes after a long preparation and seems to be a natural and logical outcome both of the rich glocal scholarly traditions and the substantial impact this community had in Hungarian studies in the last decades.
LONDON CONFERENCE IN CRITICAL THOUGHT 2023
June 30th and July 1st, 2023
Call for Presentations – deadline March 13th, 2022
The Call for Presentations is now open for the 10th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported by the School of Social Sciences and Professions at London Metropolitan University. This will be an IN-PERSON conference, occurring at the Holloway Road (North) campus of London Metropolitan University.
Poetry is a constant, being produced by all known civilisations from ancient to modern times. Throughout its extensive history, the individual art of high emotions sublimated into perfect language has approached a vast array of subject matters, including love, war, social issues, the beauty of nature, etc. A particular exercise of the mind and soul, and a unique way of apprehending reality, poetry is a self-sufficient universe that intensifies and enlarges life experience. Pointing to inner knowledge rather than real circumstance, it activates different layers of perception, sweeps away human thoughts, feeds emotions and soothes suffering.
Dickens Fellowship Annual Conference 2023
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Dickens Fellowship Annual Conference for 2023 will take place in London, at Barnard’s Inn, over the period 26-29 July. The Conference theme is ‘Dickens, Law and Disorder’.
Dante Alighieri expressed the transcendence of the human condition beyond its limitations through the verb trasumanar in Paradiso 1. It is rare evidence that Alighieri had thought of a kind of "transhuman" change in the early 1300s. In the past years, we witnessed the change raised by the feminist movements, especially the last wave called ''transfeminism'', which pointed out how ''being human'' it is not enough for the subjectivities in order to be recognized by politics. For this reason, the word ''posthuman'' was used to show how monsters can be active participants in our society, being part of us.
CALL FOR PAPERS -- EAA 2023 -- BELFAST
Avner Goldstein and Eleanor March invite abstract submission to session #107 ("The Materiality of Religion on the Atlantic Edge") at the 2023 annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Belfast. Please see the text below for further details. Any questions may be addressed to the main session organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session Title and Number:
#107. The Materiality of Religion on the Atlantic Edge
Avner Goldstein (Boston College, USA)
Eleanor March (University of Exeter, UK)
9 February 2023
20-22 September 2023, Warsaw, Poland
This is the 8th QAQV biennial conference abut the first in-person meeting since the outbreak of the pandemic. To celebrate that, we would like to focus on the perceptions of and relationships between body, mind and spirituality in 18th- and 19th-century British literature and culture and their contemporary rewritings.
We encourage proposals considering diverse forms of cultural expression, including literature, poetry, theatre, the arts, film, fashion, and performativity, as well as a range of social, geographical and historical contexts.
Discussions around reproduction in the contemporary era have usually been bound up with debates around abortion rights and pro-life/pro-choice campaigns. From the UK’s proposals to create buffer zones at abortion clinics to prevent protests, to increased legalisation of abortion rights in several Latin American countries over recent years. Yet the conflict between continued restrictions in some countries and the relaxing of abortion laws in others continue to dominate the debate.
Inspired by its 2023 exhibition Women in Science, the American Philosophical Society is organizing two international conferences that will explore the history of women in science, the present state of science and society, and the opportunities to create a more inclusive and diverse practice of science. The Society’s first gathering will focus on the themes “achievements and barriers,” while the second will focus on “opportunities.” Both conferences aim to examine these themes from historical, contemporary, and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Call for Papers: Deciphering censorship. From regulation to the production of invisibilities, from the archive to the Internet: an interdisciplinary approach Lisbon, National Library of Portugal, September 7th and 8th, 2023. According to search trends on Google, the Portuguese/Spanish word “censura” and “censorship” in English portray the importance of their correlation with social media platforms, (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and famous young women in Latin languages (Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Emma Watson and Lindsay Lohan are on Top 20 correlated searches, between 2004-2022).
This workshop is part of the 54th Annual Congress of the French Association of American Studies which will take place at the University of Bourgogne in Dijon, France, from May 23rd to the 26th, 2023 (https://afea.fr/dijon2023/). The theme of this year's congress is "Voices, Sounds, Noises, Silences." This particular workshop is organized by a trio of researchers (Florence Cabaret, Sylvaine Bataille and Jessica Thrasher) from the University of Rouen - Normandy.
MLA 2024 (Philadelphia, PA, January 4-7)
20th-Century BIPOC Writers for Young Adults: Re-casting the History of the Genre
Call for Chapter: (Re)considering Turkish Theatre in the Republic’s Centenary, İstanbul University Press “100th Anniversary of Republic” series.
Editors: Prof. Dr. İhsan Kerem Karaboğa, İstanbul University
Asst. Prof. Nilgün Firidinoğlu Tiryaki, İstanbul University
We are pleased to announce our call for book proposal (Re)considering Turkish Theatre in the Republic’s Centenary for the Istanbul University Press “100th Anniversary of Republic” series.
When we look at the works on Turkish Theatre written after the proclamation of the Republic, it is seen that great importance is attached to anniversaries.
The Historical Institute of the University of Wrocław, Poland (HI UWr), the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History at the University of Luxembourg (C2DH), Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre, the International Federation for Public History, and the Commission for Public History of the Committee of Historical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences invite students, PhD candidates and practitioners to participate in the sixth Public History Summer School to be held in hybrid format (on-site and on-line), 12-16 June 2023.
Editors Marybeth and David Baggett (Houston Christian University) are currently soliciting chapters for The Routledge Companion to C. S. Lewis, which is under contract and in process. The volume will consist of thirty or so chapters of roughly 8,000 words each. Together these entries will explore the breadth and depth of Lewis’s literary, apologetic, and scholarly work and grapple with his continued relevance.