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
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
Master's in English Regional Conference
4th annual MERC
- Feburary 10th, 2024 -
On February 16-17, 2024, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host its biennial celebration of Popular Culture and the Deep Past (PCDP) at the Ohio State University, with ‘Let the Games Begin!: Sports and Pastimes in the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds.’ As in past years, this event will feature a scholarly conference (with papers, round tables, and keynote lecturesby prominent scholars who will discuss a range of entertainments in their cultural and social contexts) nested within a Renaissance-faire-like carnival (featuring exhibits, gaming, contests, live demonstrations, and activities of all kinds).
Monsters, Monstrosities, & the Monstrous CFP - ACCEPTING LATE SUBMISSIONS UNTIL DEC 15
Do you do monster scholarship? If so, we encourage you to consider submitting a paper to the new Monsters, Monstrosities, & the Monstrous area of the Popular Culture Association for the PCA National Conference in Chicago, March 27-30, 2024. https://pcaaca.org/page/nationalconference
Note: Springer has shown interest in publishing this book.
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
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
Environmental Racism and Environmental Casteism: A Reading of African American and Indian Dalit Literature
--Note: Springer has shown interest in publishing this book
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 falling short of a couple of chapters for this edited work, kindly send your proposal/abstract by November 30, 2023.
Editors: Somasree Sarkar (Assistant Professor, Ghoshpukur College, University of North Bengal) and Agnibha Maity (Senior Research Fellow, University of North Bengal)
Abstract Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2023
Chapter Drafts Deadline: June 15, 2024
Essays sought for an edited collection focused on Universal Pictures’ The Mummy franchise.
The Righteous Gemstones is a dark comedy about a world-famous megachurch pastor; his three children, who assist with the ministry; and various associates, extended family members, and antagonists. Each season (2019, 2022, 2023) is self-contained and intricately structured, inviting scene by scene and even frame by frame analysis. Typically the family faces two interconnected outside threats; parallel father-son crises featuring patriarch Eli, his eldest son, and his grandchildren; parallel relationship crises involving the other children and their partners; and a disruptive force.
MIND MATTERS: LITERATURE, CINEMA AND CULTURE
Department of English
Centre for Distance and Online Education (CDOE)
Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
Conference Dates: 19-20 January, 2024 (OFFLINE mode)
Venue: Rabindra Bhavan, Centre for Distance and Online Education, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
(Address: EE 9 & 10, Sector II, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700 091)
The Research Project “The Novel as Global Form. Poetic Challenges and Cross-border Literary Circulation” organizes its final conference and seeks paper proposals of scholars who are pursuing research on the contemporary novel from a global perspective, from any literary and linguistic tradition.
BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus (Routledge, Global Edition)
Series Editors: Goutam Karmakar, Puspa Damai, Payel Pal, and Deimantas Valančiūnas
ECOLOGY AND INTEGRATIVE DISCOURSE: A REFLECTIVE ANALYSIS
The word eco comes from the Greek word oikos, which etymologically implies household or earth and logy from logos implies rational discourse. Together they mean criticism of the house- the earth as represented in writing. It is therefore defined in general, as the study of literature and the physical environment put together. However, in larger context, it incorporates numerous variants of human life.
Call For Papers: Narrative Matters
“Spaces can be real and imagined. Spaces can tell stories and unfold histories. Spaces can be interrupted, appropriated, and transformed through artistic and literary practice.”
Date: April 4th - 6th, 2024
Where: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
PCA True Crime CFP – Special Topics 2024
Abstract Submission Deadline: *UPDATED*: Submissions will be accepted through December 15th, 2023!
PCA/ACA will be held from March 27-30th, 2024 in Chicago, IL
This is a call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference hosted by O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi-NCR, India [Deadline Extended]
Title of the Conference: Living in the Era of Neo-Orientalism: Complicating Muslim Identities in a Post-9/11 World
Conference dates: 3rd and 4th of February, 2024
Mode of the conference: Online
Inflationary Modernities: Literature and Economy after 1789
Call for papers for edited collection
Editors: Kieran Brown (Oxford University) and Wayne Stables (University of South Africa)
Call for the Participants for an Academic association for African literary studies in India
Making Style Work Conference
Call for Proposals
Co-sponsored by the Yale University Labor and Film Working Group, Yale Whitney Humanities Center, the Yale Film and Media Studies Department
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Humanities Quadrangle 136
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2023 by midnight
The deadline for submissions to Ink and Imagination has been extended to January 8th, 2024.
The Graduate Comics Organization (GCO) at the University of Florida now invites proposals to our 20th annual conference: "Ink and Imagination: Exploring Children's Comics." The conference will be held April 5-7, 2024. We welcome applicants from all stages of their careers to submit papers addressing any aspect of the conference topic. Independent scholars, as well as creative and community practitioners, are especially encouraged to apply.
International Conference of Three Societies on Literature and Science
University of Birmingham, 10-12 April 2024
CFP: “Intelligence,” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association (JMMLA), Spring 2024
The Journal of the Midwestern Modern Language Association invites submissions for a Spring 2024 special issue on the theme of “Intelligence.”
In 2021, as a consequence of the pandemic, schools and colleges across the country placed a temporary freeze on standardized testing, reinforcing doubts regarding the necessity and efficacy of such tests to assess intellectual potential. Soon thereafter, the November 30th 2022 launch of ChatGPT-3 elicited responses ranging from the apocalyptic (the software is a huge step toward artificial general intelligence) to the skeptical (the software is not and cannot be intelligent).