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
We Need to Write about Art: Ekphrasis Now
A one-day symposium on contemporary ekphrasis at Leeds Trinity University on Saturday 6 July 2024.
Call for Cooperators
Academic Forms: Thinking the Ways We* Do Our Work
(*Where “We” Names, Specifically, Humanities Scholars)
Preliminaries Towards Some Academic Product
Anglo-Israelism and the British Imperial Imagination
Submission deadline: 20 December 2023
Anglo-Israelism is a religious movement that identifies the Anglo-Saxon peoples of Britain and northern Europe as the ethnic descendants of biblical Israel. It emerged in the eighteenth century and reached its peak in the early twentieth century, gaining favour among the upper echelons of society. Although the presence of official Anglo-Israelist organisations began to decline in England in the 1970s, Anglo-Israelist themes have been and continue to be influential in England and abroad. Despite this significance, Anglo-Israelism is not well understood by scholars or the public.
Shifting – or transforming – between states of being is a feature of human and animal societies as well as of the wider living world and the cosmos. This act of shifting is experienced through both natural and unnatural processes and can be seen in all areas of life, from the reproductive cycles of organisms, to epochal changes undergone by entire societies, and everything in between. But transformations can also refer to distortions of reality, both deliberate and accidental, magical or real, as much as they can reflect genuine changes to an individual, an institution, a landscape, or even a society.
Thoreau Annual Gathering
July 10-14, 2024
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
Transcendentalist Legacies of Resilience
CHILD AND TEEN CONSUMPTION 2024
11th Interdisciplinary Conference on Child and Teen Consumption
October 16 -18 2024, York University, Toronto, Canada PLAYING WITH BORDERS
The 2024 edition of the Child and Teen Consumption Conference will be held in Toronto (Canada) and will be hosted by York University, October 16-18, 2024.
The year 2024 will mark the centenary of William H. Gass (1924-2017), and a collection of essays examining the work of the influential author and educator will be published by Twelve Winters Press, edited by long-time Gass scholar Ted Morrissey. Gass -- who was born in Fargo, ND, grew up in Ohio, and taught primarily at Purdue University and Washington University in St. Louis, home of the William H. Gass papers -- is perhaps best known for his massive and controversial novel The Tunnel (1995), famously 26 years in the writing and winner of the American Book Award (1996).
Reminder Call for Chapters - Dark Reflections: Edited Collection
The editors of this important volume are putting together a collection of essays on Dark (2017-2020) for publication which is currently entitled Dark Reflections. Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, Netflix's groundbreaking German original series, Dark, premiered in 2017, and spanned three thought-provoking seasons. Set in the small town of Winden, the series revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a child and the subsequent unraveling of family secrets spanning several generations. As the story unfolds, intricate time loops and paradoxes emerge, propelling the characters into a tangled web of interconnected destinies.
CFP: Altered Animals: Posthumanism and Technology in 20th and 21st Century Discourse and Narratives
According to Descartes’ views of animals, animals are to be perceived as “automata” and “void of reason” (Discourse on the Method). As he explains, “were there such machines exactly resembling organs and outward form an ape or any other irrational animal, we could have no means of knowing that they were in any respect of a different nature from these animals” (Discourse on the Method). Contemporary animal studies scholars have moved past this outdated approach, instead accepting that animals exhibit cognition, sentience, emotion, and a myriad of demonstrations of intelligence.
The Department of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey) invites submissions for 'Acts of Literary Creation,' an undergraduate conference to be held Friday, April 19 April, 2024. Submissions for online and in-person presentations are welcome.
From storytelling and architectural design to moviemaking and economic production, the act of creating is intimately tied to our senses of self and community. What is creativity? What constitutes a creation? What constitutes a creature? What are the political implications of the act of creation? How might an attention to creativity impact our understandings of the history of literary thought?
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Call for Papers: William James Studies
The Kay Boyle Society (https://kbs.hypotheses.org/) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2024 American Literature Association in Chicago, IL, 23-26 May 2024.
The Kay Boyle Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Kay Boyle’s life and work that provide fresh insights.
WRITE FOR The CEA Critic
The Official Journal of the College English Association
Executive Editor: Peter Kratzke / University of Colorado - Boulder
Managing Editor:Jeraldine Kraver / University of Northern Colorado
Journal contact email: CRITICUNCO@gmail.com
Call for Papers: Northern Lights: Film & Media Studies Yearbook
Special Issue: 'Female Trajectory in Film and Media' (2025)
This special issue of Northern Lights focuses on the ‘Female Trajectory’. The goal of this collection is two-fold: presentation and interpretation of narrative plots (in film /fiction/popular culture/new media, etc).
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Call for Papers 2024:
Greening the Medical Humanities: the Environment and the Body in Conversation
The PJMH: ThePostgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, based at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History is accepting submissions for articles and book reviews for its seventh edition ‘Greening the Medical Humanities: the Environment and the Body in Conversation’. We welcome creative pieces, original articles and book reviews that engage with any aspect and interpretation of this theme.
Special issue of Women’s Writing (Taylor & Francis)
Unveiling Untold Narratives: Rediscovering the Literary Legacy of Jewish Female Writers and Representations of Jewish Women by Female Writers from the 1700s to the 1920s
Guest Edited by Irina Rabinovich and Brygida Gasztold
Description: This compilation seeks to shed light on the often-overlooked voices and hidden gems within the vast tapestry of Jewish women’s writing, as crafted by female authors during a transformative period in history.
1st Aesthetix International Conference on Indian Arts and Literature(Entire proceedings to be published in the Aesthetix Journal of Indian Studies)(March 9- 10, 2024)
Aesthetix Journal of Indian StudiesIn Collaboration WithCalifornia Institute of Integral Studies, USAGovernment Brajalal College, BangladeshVenue: VirtualOnline Platform: ZOOMKey Features
- Open Access
- Double-Blind Peer Review
- Plagiarism Check
- Systematic Archival and Preservation
- Standard Publication
- Aims and Scope of the Conference
Theme of the Conference
The Ends and Means of Liberal Education in the Twenty-First Century
May 2nd to 4th 2024
Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada
The powerful, transformative forces reshaping contemporary societies both challenge liberal education and provide it with new opportunities. The Ends and Means of Liberal Education in the Twenty-First Century conference will explore the relevance and possibilities of undergraduate liberal education given the advent of artificial intelligence, digital media, political polarisation, cultural fragmentation, and growing economic and social instability.
Call for chapter proposals for edited volume
Warscapes: Mediating Militarized Environments
Edited by Cortland Rankin (Bowling Green State University) and Brady Fletcher (University of Rochester)
The Humanities Center at Texas Tech Annual Conference 2024:
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
April 26-27, 2024
Dr. Agnes Callard,
Associate Professor of Philosophy,
University of Chicago
Author of Aspiration: The Agency of Becoming
The organizing committee of 2024 ELLAK international Conference invites submissions for the special session titled the Enormity of Contemporary Violence. The conference will be held at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, on December 12-14, 2024, under the theme of “Rethinking the Global English Studies.”
Date: April 15, 2024 - Fear in Children's Literature
April 16, 2024 - Fear in Literature and the Arts
Location: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon and Online
Keynote Speaker: Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck, University of London)
Survey and Call for Proposals on
for a new volume in the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching World Literature series
Approaches to Teaching Dickens's Great Expectations,
ed. by Michelle Allen-Emerson and Peter J. Capuano
This survey is designed to gather information about the methods and materials used by instructors when teaching Dickens’s Great Expectations. The purpose is to develop a new volume on the topic in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature.
Join us for the upcoming 2024 Red River Valley Graduate Student Conference, May 16-17, 2024 on the beautiful NDSU Campus in Fargo, ND. The conference will explore writing, rhetoric, literary theory, and culture in digital spaces, building from questions posed by our keynote speaker, Dr. Ratan Kumar Roy of Brac University, Bangladesh:
“Our exposure to the digital world has redefined the ways of seeing, thinking, and doing in everyday life. Digital visibility has appeared as a new form of visual cultures that plays a key role in defining the culture of contemporary times. How does one examine, explore, make sense, and write about culture in this new world order?”
Call for Abstracts: 5th World Conference on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education
Dates: May 13 - 14, 2024
Location: Vienna, Austria
We cordially invite researchers, academicians, and scholars to submit their abstracts for the 5th World Conference on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education, which will take place on May 13 - 14, 2024, in Vienna, Austria. This conference is a premier platform for presenting emerging trends and research in a diverse array of subjects related to arts, humanities, social sciences, and education.
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