Recently, we have seen a growing number of unconventional female characters in literature, film, and on TV – characters that do not conform to patriarchal and capitalist constructions of femininity, that defy our expectations and refuse to follow the (written and/or unwritten) rules. In her monograph The Unruly Woman: Gender and the Genres of Laughter (1995), Kathleen Rowe focused on the representation of “unruly women” in comedy. According to Rowe, the romantic comedy genre has “provided one of the few outlets for representations of female unruliness in Hollywood film” (Rowe 19).
Film and Politics in Africa
North American academia in the last few decades has been forced to confront Caste as a crucial analytic in the study of the local and the global through various disciplinary perspectives. With groundbreaking work such as Yashica Dutt’s Coming Out as Dalit (2019), Divya Cherian’s Merchants of Virtue: Hindus, Muslims, and Untouchables in Eighteenth-Century South Asia (2022) and so on, Caste has become, rightly so, an avoidable part of the global-postcolonial-neocolonial world of scholarship. Recent work by scholars like Nico Slate and Isabel Wilkerson seeks to compare and connect modern racial structures in the US and Europe to the ancient system of Caste in India.
Zines are extremely versatile and shapeshift across various historical and cultural contexts. The term covers a wide range of objects with different aesthetic and material qualities as well as contexts of production and reception: Zines accommodate the collective concerns of fans and activists (zintivism) and the personal voice of the diarist and letter writer. Since the rise of digital media, zines and their aesthetics have become portable: Digitised and digital zines exist alongside blogs, social media, podcasts, and substacks, which seem to exhibit zine-y tendencies, while digital infrastructures have changed the ways that print zines are produced, distributed, and archived.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Embodied Histories: Cultural History of, in, and through the Human Body
September 4-6, 2024, Potsdam, Germany (on site)
Call for Papers
Chapters for The Myriad Faces of Heroes and Heroines: Folkloric Tradition and Modern Contemporaries
We are inviting chapter proposals for the edited book The Myriad Faces of Heroes and Heroines: Folkloric Tradition and Modern Contemporaries. It is a collection of academic essays that scrutinizes the representation, dynamics, transformation and/or adaptation of various heroes and heroines in different folkloric traditions and narratives and in the context of Asia. Contributors can explore relevant notions in the topics of mythologies, folktales, literature, theatre performance and any other forms of arts/genres etc.
Memory and Trauma Studies have emerged as a key paradigm in the field of humanities, social and cultural studies, especially towards the end of the 20th century. The intersections and interactions between these two fields have been employed by contemporary scholars to study human histories of war, atrocities, genocides, partition, displacement and discrimination. Building upon this enriched understanding of the intricate relationship between memory and trauma, scholars have extended their inquiries to explore the mechanisms through which societies and individuals navigate the aftermath of traumatic experiences.
The College English Association’s 53rd national conference, from March 21-23 in Atlanta, will focus on the theme of transformations. CEA invites proposals from academics specializing in Medieval and Early Modern literature or cultural studies. We especially welcome presentations that focus on the theme of transformations in texts, disciplines, culture, media, education, and pedagogy. But in addition to our conference theme, we happily accept proposals on other topics of interest.
Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted electronically by November 1, 2023, through our conference management database housed at the following web address: https://www.conftool.pro/cea2024/.
Cet atelier se veut un creuset d'échange et de réflexion sur les stéréotypes liés au genre dans les différents domaines de la société.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Writing Faith and Place in Early Modern Britain
17th–19th April, University of Exeter
4th International e-Conference
Exploring Crisis in Literary and Cultural Studies
Date: 19th & 20th October, 2023
To be Organized by
New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
in collaboration with
Department of English, Central University of Rajasthan (CURaj), India
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANEL PROPOSALS
*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 1, 2023 ***
The response to our earlier CFP was so strong that we are expanding our edited volume into The Handbook of Transgender Science Fiction, and we welcome additional chapters examining science fiction novels, short stories, YA literature, graphic novels, comics, films, television, games, material culture, and other media.
Interested authors should submit a 300-word abstract, a 200-word biography, and a sample of a previously published chapter or article to the Dropbox folder at https://bit.ly/Transgender_Science_Fiction no later than October 1, 2023.
Humour across Victoriana
To be published as part of the series, Humour in Literature and Culture (Routledge, 2023-2025).
This volume will attempt to explore the prevalence and function of humour across all levels of Victorian society by focusing on how humour is expressed, encountered, and experienced in all forms of media and expression.
This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.
“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.
Dear Scholars and Researchers,
We are delighted to announce the Call for Chapters on Dalit Life Narratives: The Context, Text and Praxis a timely and significant initiative that seeks to explore and highlight the contemporary relevance of Dalit experiences. This compilation aims to shed light on the lived realities, struggles, triumphs, and aspirations of the Dalit community through the medium of life narratives.
Gaston Bachelard asserts that "all really inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home." How does one define "home"? Is it a materially constructed shelter, or a psychological space that holds one's memories, imaginations, and, essentially, a space that "protects the daydreamer" (The Poetics of Space, 5)? Furthermore, what does it mean to exist in a "body"? And what does it feel like to be "at home" in a body? How does one traverse these inhabited spaces, both in public and in private? Or, how are spatial boundaries reinstated when the home and the body is misaligned?
Call for Papers
2024 AAAS Annual Conference
April 25-27, 2024
Asian American Studies in the 2020s: Disciplinary, Ethnic, Diasporic Identities
How We Do Asian American Studies: AAPI Narratives of Shared Vulnerability and Care Communities
Type: Paper Presentation (3-4 presenters)
Reiterating Urbanisms: Staging the City in Literature and Media from the Global South
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
The Asian Caribbean in the Caribbean Diaspora
Submission Deadline – December 15th, 2023
Notification of selection – January 15th, 2023
Full Chapters Due – May 30th, 2024
Aleah N. Ranjitsingh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Africana Studies Department and Caribbean Studies Program, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY)
SEEKING CHAPTER PROPOSALS FOR EDITED VOLUME-
Call for papers
“‘Nor thou nor thy religion dost controule, The amorousnesse of an harmonious Soule’: Rethinking Devotional Works and Practices in the British Isles (16th-18th c.)”
(Scroll down for the French version, scientific committee and selected bibliography)
A one-day preparatory seminar will take place on April, 5th 2024 (as a hybrid event) to enable scholars to present their research. The conference will then take place at Université Paris Nanterre on April 3-4, 2025.
CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL SPACE AND NEW MEDIA
Studies in Theatre and Performance Special Issue Call for Papers
The study of labour in the long nineteenth century has enjoyed a rich critical history, guided by the twentieth century’s New Left focus on class formation and experience, and extended in more recent years by scholarship which has diversified traditional and non-traditional categorisations of ‘labour’. This conference seeks to question the thinking by which we identify forms of labour in the first place: who, both in the nineteenth century and now, is allowed to decide what counts as labour? Which voices of the long nineteenth century emerge if we diversify our definition(s) of labour? And, how can the scholarship of labour – or the labour of scholarship – help us navigate the nature, purpose, and value of labour in a post-Covid era?
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS BACK IN-PERSON AGAIN! FEBRUARY 12-13 2024 DESOTO SAVANNAH, SAVANNAH GA
After three years of virtual conferences, we're excited to welcome you back to Savannah. As we reboot our in-person conference, we're also bringing back one of our most popular Keynote speakers. Please join us at the DeSoto Hotel in the beautiful Historic District this coming February for the critical engagement, friendly community, and vibrant network that the BCPS Conference has been known for for over three decades.
What can quantification, statistics, and algorithms contribute to our understanding of literary works, trends, or history? How can engagement with data be productive, contributing to traditional research strategies by adding more options of interpretation and analysis? We welcome proposals for an edited volume on the possibilities – and limitations – of applying computational methodologies to the study of modern Hebrew literature from the Haskalah to contemporary times, all genres, including translation studies.
Please send abstracts by December 1, 2023 (500 words, and preliminary bibliography) in which you define your project: corpus, methodology, innovation, context, and connection to traditional literary study.
Transforming Pedagogy with Popular Culture We are organizing a panel (or panels) on the topic of "Transforming Pedagogy with Popular Culture" for the 53rd Annual CEA Conference in Atlanta, GA, from March 21-23. We are looking for papers that discuss how popular culture can be used to teach important concepts or skill sets in a way that engages students in the learning process. Some potential topics include, but are not limited to, critical thinking skills, empathy, composition styles, and rhetorical analysis. There is a possibility that panel presenters may be asked if they want to participate in an edited essay collection on this topic. Please note that presenters must be members of CEA to present at the conference.
The definition of literary realism and the key features of Victorian realist novels have long been the subject of debate. However, most would agree that Victorian realist texts have traditionally focused on the lived experience of everyday people, representing the observable world and embracing literal representation of it, and using it to present social commentary prescient to the real world it is designed to reflect.
*CFP Deadline Extended*
“American Afterlives” - 51st Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture
February 19-20, 2024 (virtual) and February 22-24, 2024 (in person)
Influenced by Le Corbusier’s ‘Radiant City’, the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects in St. Louis were a
modernist, utopian vision of urban renewal. However, they quickly slid into disrepair and in 1972 were
partially demolished in a nationwide, televised spectacle. The failure of Pruitt-Igoe shows us that the
dystopia is always necessarily contained within the utopia: despite the intentions of its architect Minoru
Yamasaki, in planning the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects, it was always destined to be a vision of 'functional'
racial segregation by its federal ideators. Although the edict of racial segregation was thrown out by the