Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture, a refereed academic journal now in its seventh volume, is currently seeking manuscripts addressing how the construction of sexual/gender identity as conveyed in recent media and popular culture is changing. We are looking for essays that investigate such areas as non-binary genders, trans identities, and intersectionality, among others.
Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Italian American Material Culture
Guest edited by Elisabetta Marino, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2022
In 2015, the case of Rachel Doležal sparked a heated debate about transraciality and helped to establish an academic examination of the subject. The scholarly consideration of transraciality is in its formative stages and this edited collection is an effort to expand and develop the existing discussion. The first of its kind, this volume will include interdisciplinary contributions from scholars who bring a wide range of perspectives and approaches to the subject. We are interested in chapters that help us, as an academic community, better understand transraciality as a concept or practice.
“A metaphor,” wrote philosopher Monroe Beardsley in his Aesthetics (1958), “is a miniature poem, and the explication of a metaphor is a model for all explication.” Beardsley recognized the interpretive value of the trope, and metaphor offers a rich site to deepen cultural, artistic, and literary understanding of the early modern period. This panel seeks papers across disciplines that offer new theoretical frameworks for engaging with early modern metaphor. It also aims to foster transdisciplinary dialogue among panelists. Possible topics include visual metaphor, scientific and mathematical metaphor, metaphor in translation, poetic and literary metaphor, legal metaphor, Renaissance theories of metaphor, and problems of interpretation.
Special Issue: Staging Crisis in Contemporary North American Theatre and Performance, December 2022
Deadline: 1 August 2022
Special Guest Editor:
Felicia Hardison Londré (University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emerita of Theatre)
Diana Benea (University of Bucharest), email@example.com
Ludmila Martanovschi (Ovidius University, Constanța), firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanities Bulletin Journal - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: April 25, 2022
Vol. 5, No. 1 - May, 2022
Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.
CONCEPT NOTE AND CALL FOR PAPERS
CALL FOR PAPERS
It is my privilege and absolute pleasure to invite your proposals for an International Conference being organized by the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association, better known as PAMLA at Los Angeles for a special session on Partition of India: Fiction and Films
The Literature and Popular Culture area for the 2022 Northeast Popular & American Culture Association conference is accepting paper and panel proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2022 virtual annual conference will be held online from Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22, 2022. Abstracts are due by August 1, 2022.
The NEPCA Literature and Popular Culture area welcomes papers that analyze and evaluate the connections between popular culture and literature, understood broadly. How does popular culture inform and/or react to literature, and what are the implications for that relationship?
It is my plasure to announce a Call for Papers for my panel, "Literature and the Other Arts" for PAMLA 2022, which commences this Fall at UCLA.
FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT
Online journal of the Australian and Transnational Studies Centre at the University of Barcelona
Special issue edited by Benjamin K. Hodges (University of Macau)
Innovations in tech and science often begin with fantasies that embody a possibility (e.g. Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon, Dick Tracy's TV watch, flip phone communicators in Star Trek, and Neuromancer’s cyberspace as VR). Theory is followed by experimentation and prototyping, and ultimately a convergence with reality (although not without tragic casualties along the way, as in the history of flight and space exploration). In this sense, fantasy can be understood as both precursor and prophet of things-to-come.
IAMAS 2022/23 Conference
Mothering and Motherhood on the Home/Front
Part One/Working Conference Date: Sept 23, 2022 (online)
Part Two Conference Dates: March 11-13, 2023 (Chicago, IL USA or online)
Abstracts Due: Oct. 28, 2022
Theme: Mothering and Motherhood on the Home/Front
We invite proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of women in literature. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2022 conference theme of "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian."
Call for Submissions
Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Event Date & Location: October 14-October 16, 2022, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, 7 Concourse Parkway in Sandy Springs
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2022
Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org
Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph, Learn@Multiversecon.org
Global Nineteenth-Century Studies
Special issue on Poetry and Social Institutions in a Transimperial Frame
Ed. Fabienne Moine
A lot has changed since Neil Gaiman’s character complained “I’m sick and tired of women in our line being stereo-typed as black widows or killer nurses” (The Sandman vol. 2), both in popular culture and crime studies.
Papers are sought from any period, any cultural form/genre, and from any critical perspective that investigate the way that science and culture have influenced, informed, and challenged one another, either within society more broadly or even within higher education. Projects from the medical humanities, environmental humanities, and/or digital humanities are relevant to this panel, as are other interdisciplinary fields at the intersections of science and the humanities. We are looking for papers that consider science and culture as lived human experiences, rather than speculative science fiction per se.
Puppets tread the threshold between human and object. On the one hand, they can appear as ideal revisions of the human, on the other as profoundly inhuman entities, characterized by their impertinent refusal to obey human laws, whether of language, feeling, or even mortality. Puppets exist at the nexus of the conference theme: quotidian objects invested with a fantasy of animation, of interiority, of drives, and independent goal states.
14th Latina/o/x Communities Conference: Building Bridges/Construyendo Puentes
2022 Theme: Intergenerational Communities
West Chester University
Call for Presentations
In 2022 the LCC is back to holding in-person events on Thursday, September 29th.
Each year, our interdisciplinary conference provides a creative space to enhance the understanding of Latina/o/x issues, contributions, and cultures. We pride ourselves in serving as a link between academia and local communities, institutions and organizations
“If you want to remember, you better write down the names”:
Post-Modern Times and the Post-Now Bob Dylan
CFP Special Issue: Jean Rhys and Modernist ConnectionsIn the 21st century, we no longer think of modernism as one cultural experience. If having a culture dramatically changed overnight and having to come up with new ways to live, in every sphere of life, constitutes modernity, then those trafficked from Africa to the Caribbean faced their own experience of it. Jean Rhys was born and formed in the Caribbean, and in reinventing herself in Europe as a writer, crafted her own modern voice out of many strands of experience and understanding, particularly as a white writer growing up in a Black post-slavery society.
CLASSIC HORROR - abstracts due April 25, 2022
2022 is the 90th anniversary of the numerous amazing classic horror films that were released in 1932, among them Freaks, Island of Lost Souls, The Most Dangerous Game, The Old Dark House, The Mummy, and White Zombie. To mark this anniversary, we are soliciting abstracts for a special 'journal' issue of the website Horror Homeroom on classic horror. This special issue, which will come out in 2022, will certainly honor those films that have their anniversary this year, but we also want to broaden what classic horror looks like and are interested in essays that explore other national cinemas and lesser-known films.
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
2022 Annual Conference
November 10-12, 2022
Princeton, NJ -- Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Princeton, NJ. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.
The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies of the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXV, September 15-17, 2022
The Weight that English Carries: Vernacularity Before and After Chaucer
The Teaching Writing in College section welcomes all submissions but is particularly interested in those that consider writing instruction in relation to the conference theme of “Change.” By June 4, 2022 please submit and abstract of 300-500 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Lisa Diehl, Chairperson, at email@example.com. Teaching writing has always existed in the intersection of culture, identity, and expression. Writing instructors encourage their students to attend to style, voice, and other aesthetic elements of their text. Writing instructors also encourage their students to think of their work as socially situated and able to effect change in the “real world” outside of the classroom.
Recent essays and articles in publications like The Atlantic and Vox have voiced growing concerns about the increasing elasticity of “trauma.” Even so, those same texts note the value of recognizing others’ trauma and of responding ethically to their stories. This worth is particularly evident in the wake of the many Covid-related traumatic events and the most recent racial reckonings (that may or may not have occurred) in the US and around the world.
Abstract submissions are invited to the second Central Asia Language and Education Conference (CALE) to be hosted by KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, via Zoom on May 26-27, 2022. This conference welcomes researchers working on language education, sociolinguistics, linguistics, second language acquisition, TESOL, and related disciplines. Although the conference overall has a special interest in how issues of language and language education play out in Central Asia, papers do not need to be related to Central Asia, and researchers do not need to be based in the region.