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Eleventh International Iris Murdoch Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:12pm
The Iris Murdoch Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Eleventh International Iris Murdoch Conference

University of Chichester, 30 August -1 September 2024: First Call for Papers

The Eleventh International Conference on Iris Murdoch studies will take place at the University of Chichester in 2024. The conference will showcase ongoing, and published, Murdoch scholarship with a particular focus on Aspirations and Inspirations.

Destruction and Renewal: Journal of Faith And the Academy 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:10pm
Institute of Faith And the Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Humanity moves doggedly forward. We move in leaps, in fits, at times dragged, but we move forward all the same, sharp-stung by a tension our unique self-awareness gives us: the need to tear down and rebuild and the certainty to find it haunted by those same old ghosts. History reveals a constant cycle of destruction and renewal. Sometimes outside forces press change upon us: the hand of God scattering the nations at Babel or the devastation wrought by the Black Death in fourteenth-century Europe. Sometimes our own innovation kickstarts the change: the printing press, the Industrial Revolution, the iPhone.

The Futures of Postcolonial Thought: Desire and Collectivity

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 7:58pm
Association of Postcolonial thought
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Focusing on the interplay between “Desire and Collectivity,” the third symposium of The Association of Postcolonial Thought gestures to the many political, personal, and affective drives that structure our orientation to the past and to the possibilities of the present. It likewise speculates about the collectivities such desires engender and the futures they call into being. While the 2022 APT rubric, “Anticolonialism as Theory,” reconsidered the past through the foundations of postcolonial thought, and the 2023 APT topic, “Crisis,” contemplated the calamities of our present, the 2024 theme asks us to envision the possibilities of what could be.

History and Nostalgia: The 1950s in popular culture

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 2:59pm
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2025

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) will be holding a free virtual symposium exploring the 1950s in popular culture. Held online on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of March 2025.

The 1950s was the decade where the world began to recover from the tragedy of the Second World War. This conference aims to explore both the popular culture of the 1950s, and how the 1950s have been depicted in the popular culture of other eras.

“London Calling”: The British Capital in Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 2:59pm
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) will be holding a free virtual symposium exploring the city that is London. Held online on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of December 2024.

London is one of the great cities of the world and has witnessed many events, both fictional and real. This conference aims to explore the multiple ways London has been depicted in popular culture, from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

“I canna’ change the laws of physics”: Depictions of Science in Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 2:58pm
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

“I canna’ change the laws of physics”: Depictions of Science in Popular Culture

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) is back with a free virtual symposium exploring science in popular culture. To be held online on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th of October 2024.

“Field of Dreams”: The Popular Culture of Sports

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 2:58pm
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

“Field of Dreams”: The Popular Culture of Sports

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) is celebrating the games of the XXXIII Olympiad in Paris with a free online conference exploring of the wide world of sports. The conference will be held on Thursday 25th-Friday 26th July 2024.

Guilty Pleasures: Examining Crime in Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 2:58pm
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

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.

Keynote Speaker

Small Screen Food: American Identity Through a Culinary Televisual Lens

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 12:55pm
Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis and Carrie Helms Tippen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

CFP: Small Screen Food: American Identity Through a Culinary Televisual Lens

Salman Rushdie characterized the serial television show “as the novelistic medium of the 21st century,” signifying its emerging importance and elevating its status to a realm traditionally occupied by novels. This shift, propelled by technological advancements and new patterns in media consumption like streaming and binge-watching, highlights televisions’ artistic and cultural importance. Rushdie’s view acknowledges television series as valuable cultural artifacts of considerable artistic depth and cultural weight.

Journal of European Popular Culture - For Immediate Next Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 6:53am
Journal of European Popular Culture - Intellect Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)

Intellect Publishers

Next issue - call for article/s

This peer-reviewed journal seeks lively submissions for its latest issues on any aspect of European cultural and creative activity.

The next issue is open at present

This peer reviewed journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.

Book Series - Global Historical Fictions

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 5:21am
Global Historical Fictions
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2025

Forthcoming Book Series: Global Historical Fictions

Defining historical fictions as encompassing of many media forms, this book series invites contributions that consider the multiple ways in which we shape history for diverse purposes, and that investigate popular history in a variety of contexts, and modes.

Women and Turkish Shakespeares (Edited Volume)

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 3:00pm
Turkish Shakespeares
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Women and Turkish Shakespeares (Edited Volume)

Contact email: turkishshakespeares@gmail.com 

 

Call for Chapters

 

Turkey has a long tradition of reading, translating and staging William Shakespeare’s plays as part of the country’s modernisation process. Yet, this long tradition has remained relatively obscure for the majority of both Turkish and non-Turkish academic and non-academic circles.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED -- 'Shakespeare's Writing Lives': Conference of the British Shakespeare Association at De Montfort University, Leicester, England, 26-28 June 2024

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 6:41am
Gabriel Egan / De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2024

 

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE On account of a technical fault on the British Shakespeare Association website that people were asked to use to submit proposals for papers at this conference, which prevented some people from making their submissions, the organizers of this conference are extending the deadline for submissions to 29 February 2024. Everything else stated below still stands.

British Shakespeare Associatoin 2024 Conference

'Shakespeare's Writing Lives' commemorating the 20th anniversary of the BSA's journal, Shakespeare, 26-28 June 2024, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Arcastar Lerinosse: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Arda

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 6:09am
Mareike Huber and Dunja Haufe, University of Freiburg (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 3, 2024

Arcastar Lerinosse: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Arda. Tolkien Workshop at the University of Freiburg, 28. June 2024

Extended Deadline: March 03 2024.

2 to 3 Chapters Needed: Mythological Equines in Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 12:49am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

I am in the process of reviewing essays for an edited volume, Mythological Equines in Literature, but a few contributors were unable to continue with the collection. Thus, I am looking for 2-3 more essays to round out the collection. Harry Potter, Legend, and Narnia are well covered. Please send an inquiry about the potential topic to ensure that it has not already been covered.

Essays should be roughly 5,000-7,000 words, Chicago-style with endnotes and a bibliography page.

Complete chapters will be due in August 2024.

Please send ideas, abstracts, and short biographical notes to Rachel L. Carazo at rachel.carazo@snhu.edu

 

Russell Crowe: His Films and Pop Cultural Impact

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 12:41am
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

Russell Crowe’s talents were globally recognized in the early 2000s after he appeared in a slate of well-received films – L.A. Confidential, Gladiator, and A Beautiful Mind, among others – that earned him critical acclaim. Nevertheless, in the years following these productions, he has continued to be a part of numerous projects with international and creative appeal. Alongside his films are his associations with Roman soccer teams – established in Spera’s (2023) chapter in my recent volume on Gladiator (https://vernonpress.com/book/1213) – his social media presence, and his musical performances.

(Un)Becoming: Interrogations of Beauty in Literature

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 6:43pm
York University English Graduate Students Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

(Un)Pretty: Interrogations of Beauty in Literature

Call for Proposals

York University English Graduate Students Association Conference

May 10th, 2024

 

In On Beauty and Being Just, Elaine Scarry writes:

 

The Question of Representation in the Writing of contemporary Indian literature

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 4:30pm
University of Tübingen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Academic workshop at the University of Tübingen, Germany

10-12 June 2024 (in person)

 

In an increasingly globalized world, where a combination of digital technologies and multiple possibilities for migration, as well as the unfortunate realities of regional conflicts and climate change, people are brought together not just across geographical but also socio-cultural barriers. Race, class, gender, and creed, among other factors, come into collusion and synchrony in the most stunning ways to produce more and more questions about the value and meaning of a human life. In this context, the question of authentic voice and its representation looms paramount and the writing of literature its biggest ally.

 

Money on the Left: History, Theory, Practice

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 4:30pm
Money on the Left
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2027

We are pleased to invite contributions to Money on the Left: History, Theory, Practice. Money on the Left publishes peer-reviewed articles about monetary arrangements, knowledges, and cultures with the aim of promoting ecosocial justice. This open-access journal understands money creation as a situated political problem that constitutes societies. It moves away from claims that money is a scarce instrument of barter, an inherent (if necessary) evil, or the infamous commodity-form and toward actualizing money’s unrealized potentials to shape collective life in emancipatory ways.

Penumbra Extended Call for Submissions

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 4:29pm
Penumbra Online
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

CALL EXTENDED!!! 

Penumbra Journal of Literature and Art at California State University, Stanislaus 

Invites Writers and Artists to submit to the following:

CFP extended to 3/1 – Common Ground: Making Connections in Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 1:08pm
New York City College of Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

The New York City College of Technology (City Tech) Interdisciplinary Studies Committee will host a full-day conference, Common Ground: Making Connections in Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning,on Friday, October 18, 2024. This conference invites individual presentations, panel presentations, short talks, and workshop proposals that include, but are not limited to, the following topics as they relate to interdisciplinary exploration of the latest educational strategies, innovations, and practices. 

Literature, Culture and Technology

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 12:13pm
Intersections: A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 17, 2024

Noted Marxist scholar, Kohei Saito in his book, Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy (2018) rightly pointed out that the evolution of society is in close correlation to the trajectory of the progress of technology. Drawing upon the principle of thermodynamics, another notable Marxist scholar, Amy E. Wendling argued in Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation (2009), that purpose of labour had undergone a radical transformation following the progression of technology, allowing for a re-valuation of all material objects. Hence, the use of labour for harnessing natural resources, chiefly for the purpose of sustenance of human life, had been deeply altered by technology.

Willa Cather and the Readerly Imagination

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 10:48am
Willa Cather Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Willa Cather and the Readerly Imagination

In her own time as in ours, Willa Cather’s books created vibrant and varied communities of readers. Cather’s literary works detail numerous acts of reading, and she herself was an avid reader with an acute awareness of the reading public. The 69th Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference seeks to celebrate and explore both the act of reading Cather and the presence of reading and readers within Cather’s fiction and letters. The conference will be held Thursday, June 6 – Saturday, June 8, 2024, in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

The directors invite papers on a variety of topics related to Cather, readers, and reading, including but not limited to the following areas.

 

Women Writing War: Visibility and Representation in South Asian Literary Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:40pm
Aparajita De/University of the District of Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Women Writing War: Visibility and Representation in South Asian Literary Fiction Abstracts solicited for an MLA 2025 session to explore women's role in writing violence in S Asia. How has the question of visibility and representation affected women's voice and agency? 250-word abstracts, 100-word bios.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Aparajita De, University of the District of Columbia (de.aparajita@gmail.com )

Literary Druid - Regular Issue April 2024

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:34pm
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

Literary Druid is a journal that fosters research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich the English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.

CFP: SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL STUDIA POLENSIA - CALL FOR ARTICLES FOR THE 2024 ISSUE

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:33pm
Roberta Matkovic/Faculty of Humanities of Pula/Pola
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 26, 2024

The scientific journal Studia Polensia, published by the Department of Italian Studies of the Faculty of Humanities of Pula/Pola, Croatia, is seeking articles for the 2024 issue. The journal publishes theoretical, research and methodological articles in Italian, English and Croatian languages in the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary research. The journal follows Open Access politics for all of its content. By submitting an article to the journal, the author implicitly accepts its publication under the license Creative Commons Attribution–NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). The Authors retain their copyright of the work.

Mythmoot XI: The Resilience of Imagination

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:33pm
Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

“In a time of destruction, create something”

Maxine Hong Kingston

This year, our theme is “The Resilience of Imagination.” Imagination intrinsically ties into stories and the creative work that creates the world and characters contained within said stories. Imagination does not limit itself just to writers though – anyone who creates or interacts with art relates to imagination. What does imagination mean in a story? How do you use imagination? What does it encompass?

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