The MMLA 2022 conference call for papers states that “we invite our members to a collective discussion of the role of humanities post-now in an emphatic call for immediate changes to allow a fundamentally different future.” The popular culture panel will address this call by investigating both the dystopian and utopian potential of our new reality as expressed in media and other forms of popular culture.
Call for Papers
Contemporaries at Post45
The Art of Drag (Racing): Reading The Fast and the Furious
Despite its outsized popular impact – which spans 20 years, 9 films, a chart-topping song and several viral memes – The Fast Saga remains under-studied. This call for papers invites sustained inquiry into these films for a collection in Post45’s Contemporaries forum, seeking to understand the implications of this series in and on the cultural imagination, especially given the questions posed by its notable divergence from the action film genre.
Call for Papers: Ghostbusters – A Companion
The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks abstracts for our virtual Allied Session at the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference. More information regarding the conference can be found here.
This year, we are particularly interested in projects that intersect with SCMLA's theme of movements, described below:
The South Central Modern Language Association War, Literature, and the Arts Panel is currently seeking conference papers that discuss how literature and other artforms depict aspects of war. Papers on any related topic will be considered for the session taking place during SCMLA's 79th Annual Conference in Memphis, TN and online from October 13-15, 2022.
Please send an abstract of up to 200 words on any topic related to this panel to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See https://www.iscap.pt/cei/VS/VScfp.html for the Conference website, the Conference rationale, and more information in general.
Papers are invited on specific aspects of the following topics, in rough chronological order:
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.
As fans of the genre can attest, popular science writing belies the notion of “science” and “literature” as separate domains. Bestselling science writers borrow freely from the techniques of fiction writers to craft compelling narratives, memorable examples, and evocative re-presentations of technical information. Of course, scholars have long recognized the literariness of science writing: as pioneering work by Gillian Beer, George Levine, Devin Griffiths, Donna Haraway, and others attests, it is difficult to overestimate the historical traffic between science and literature. Since the early modern era (if not earlier), writers and scientists have routinely traded metaphors, images, and conceptual frameworks.
This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Minneapolis, MN November 16th-21st. Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.
In response to the MMLA 2022 theme “Post-Now” this panel seeks papers that deal with environmental futures. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
The word is made flesh in mortal naturecultures (Donna Haraway, 2003)
The climate crisis is also a crisis of culture, and thus of the imagination (Amitav Ghosh, 2016)
Questioning Gender Politics: Contextualising the Future of Education and Schooling in Uncertain Times - https://www.drjessiebustillos.com/post/call-for-chapters-questioning-gen...
Extended abstracts may be related to, but not necessarily limited to the following themes: Please get in touch (email@example.com) if you'd like to discuss your contribution prior to abstract submission.
CFP – “Suspension”
liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies 7, no. 2, Fall 2023
The Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aoteaora New Zealand (SSAAANZ), in association with Massey University, present:
The Materials of Screen Media
30 November - 2 December 2022
Submission period for the PAMLA 2022 Conference is now open. Please consider submitting a proposal to the Critical Theory panel. The description of the panel is included below. Here is the link to submit a paper: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18453
Conference: 19-20 May 2022 (online - via Zoom)
The post-socialist reality in East Europe profoundly changed the rural and urban settlements. Abandoned factories, vacant villages, unfinished housing projects, decline and abandonment are some common threads that appear in post-socialist rural and urban landscapes. De-industrialisation and the post-1990s capitalist rules left small towns and villages empty and decayed. In the former socialist countries of Africa, Latin America, and south-east Asia rural and urban decline has also been linked with the history of colonial expansion, the destruction of nature, and racial violence. While some communities have embraced spatial regeneration trends, others remain ruined, marginalised, and declined.
“Human and Non-Human Animals in 19th century English Literature.”
According to John Berger in his famous essay, “Why Look at Animals?” (1977), there was a fundamental shift in the ways in which Europeans imagined and interacted with non-human animals (domesticated and wild) in the 19th century. The nature of this shift, Berger argues, was a symptomatic consequence of the social, cultural, and demographic transformations brought about by industrialization, urbanization, and capitalism.
Black Lives Matter: Lessons from a Global Movement
( Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:6 days)
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship and the Greenwood African American Studies Center (GAASC) wish to explore the phenomenon of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
119th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference
Friday, November 11, 2022-Sunday, November 13, 2022
UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, CA (Hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles)
Extended Deadline: 15 April 2022 for CFP on ‘The Geography of Gender: Place, Space and Contexts’ for July 2022 issue (Vol VII No ii) of postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies (online, open access, peer-reviewed, DOAJ indexed) ISSN: 2456-7507. Detailed CFP available at https://postscriptum.co.in/cfp/.
The Geography of Gender: Place, Space and Contexts
Call for Papers (CFP)
for Volume VII Number ii (July 2022 issue)
In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.
Artificial Intelligence Applications in Literary Works and Social Media
Proposals Submission Deadline: May 11, 2022
Full Chapters Due: Jul 24, 2022
Publisher: IGI Global (Tier-1), 2023
Submission page: https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5872
Call for papers: Victorian Contagion
Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our fifteenth issue (2022) will be on the theme of “Victorian Contagion” and will be guest edited by Kari Nixon (Whitworth University).
The Object in/of PsychoanalysisCornell University Psychoanalysis Reading Group Conference September 23-24, 2022 (in person)
Keynote Address: Joan Copjec (Brown University) Deadline for Paper Submissions: June 1, 2022 (300 words abstract)e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Muslims in America
The SAMLA 94 Change will be held at Jacksonville, FL, from November 11-13, 2022.
This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians, performers, filmmakers, and visual artists. We welcome submissions that examine the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities as depicted in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces.
Musicalizing language: flow and voice in rap music
International conference, 18-19 November 2022, Paris Cité University (Grands Moulins)
Talking Heads have proved to be one of the most influential of any of the groups associated with the punk and new
wave scene that flourished in New York in the mid-1970s. They released a number of epoch-defining albums (Talking
Heads 77, Fear of Music, Remain in Light, Little Creatures); they spawned influential and successful offshoots- David
Byrne’s collaboration with Brian Eno on My Life in the Bush of Ghosts; Tom Tom Club (Tina Weymouth’s and Chris
Frantz’s side project); and their forays into other media (music video; the concert film Stop Making Sense; and the
feature film True Stories) were, for the most part, both critically and commercially successful. After the band’s
Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities
Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies
University of the Balearic Islands
Faculty of Philosophy and Art
would like to kindly invite all scholars from across the Humanities to take part in the
7th Annual Siedlce Forum for Contemporary Issues in Language and Literature
to be held online for the purpose of presenting unpublished research findings
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Unbelonging in Postcolonial Literature
Editor: M. Zafer Ayar – Karadeniz Technical University
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2022.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 15
Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)
Midwest Modern Languages Association
November 17–20, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN
“Animals of a Different Color: Animals and Race in Literature and Film”
This year’s “Animals in Literature and Film” panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association’s annual meeting (November 17–20, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Post-Now,” specifically how works of literature or film use animals as a vehicle for engaging with, responding to, and/or implicating racial/racist discourses.