From moving statues to artificial animals to marionette performances, puppetry seems to have appeared in every sector of medieval and early modern European society. Jointed religious figures illustrated the liturgy, while dragon effigies processed through cities on feast days, and popular and courtly audiences enjoyed puppet shows of legendary and historical events. Despite the ubiquity of medieval and early modern puppets in Europe, scholarly consideration of these performing objects is often limited to case studies. Consideration of “puppetry” as a particular form with its own norms and commonalities is also uncommon, due in part to the marginal position of puppetry in Western culture.
THEMED ISSUE: DISPLACEMENT
Issue editor: Dr Rebecca Blanchard, University of Tours
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN 2791- 6553) invites submissions for its upcoming issue on the theme of displacement in literature, theatre and culture studies.
Displacement, in its various manifestations, serves as one of the defining characteristics of the 20th and 21st centuries and remains a salient concern in diverse cultural and political contexts.
International Conferences on
Pliny the Elder: Medicine, Magic, and Religion
Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference Honolulu, HI May 26-27, 2023 Chaminade University of Honolulu
We are pleased to invite panel and/or individual paper proposals for the Tenth Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference. All topics and proposals are welcome, particularly those treating cultural productions within and/or about the Oceanic region. For more information, please visit our website at https://oceanicpopularcultureassociation.blogspot.com/
Seattle Public Library (Seattle, WA), 10/19-10/21
Keynote Speaker: Jesse Oak Taylor (University of Washington)
We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
❖ Elements of style in the Victorian era (design, literary form, fashion, architecture, etc.)
❖ Braving the elements: weather, the environment, and climate change, then and now
❖ The periodic table of elements and its history
❖ The discovery of radium, polonium, and other “new” elements
❖ Classical elements: earth, water, fire, air, ether
We invite contributions to an edited collection titled The Middle Ages and Its Cultural Afterlives in the American South.
SAMLA 95: (IN)SECURITY: THE FUTURE OF LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE STUDIES
NOVEMBER 9-11, 2023 | ATLANTA MARRIOTT BUCKHEAD HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER | ATLANTA, GA
Verge: Studies in Global Asias invites proposals for special issue 12.1, which will be published in Spring 2026.
CEA session at MLA, January 4-7, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA
Proposals for essay chapters are invited for a collection on the fiction of nineteenth-century American author Kate Chopin with an emphasis on global perspectives. A book proposal for Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield, the collection will be comprised of essays that present global approaches to teaching, reading, and/or researching Chopin’s work in contexts outside the United States. Comparisons to other authors is welcome, and emphasis on racial or class-based concerns is encouraged. Essay chapter proposals should be between 200-250 words, and include a title and short bio of the contributor. Final essays will be due at the end of 2023/beginning of 2024, and will run 20-24 double-spaced pages long.
Global Authoritarianisms and the Arts
12th Annual Shifting Tides Anxious Borders Conference
Hosted by the English Department, Binghamton University–SUNY
Date of Conference: April 29, 2023
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jini Kim Watson, NYU
Call for submissions for Journal of Comparative American Studies
Wendy McMahon and Rebecca Tillett
“Wild Possibility”: American Literatures, Climate Change, and Hope in the Anthropocene
For the upcoming issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit academic essays or creative works that critically engage with the theme of swamped. We are inviting extended proposals (500-1000 words) that follow consistent and complete formatting and referencing style to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 21st, 2023.
Modern Language Association Annual Convention
4-7 January 2024 Philadelphia
The Henry James Society invites proposals for the following panel.
Henry James and Event(s)
Post-extractivist legacies and landscapes: Humanities, artistic and activist responses
4-8 July 2023 at University College Dublin
CFP Submission Deadline: 28 February 2023 (panel proposals); 28 February 2023 (paper proposals)
Contemporary Modernisms - Call for Papers
Institute of English and American Studies and the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform
Goethe University Frankfurt
25th–27th May 2023
John Brannigan (University College Dublin)
Julie McCormick Weng (Texas State University)
Václav Paris (City University of New York)
Barry Sheils (Durham University)
The Many Manifestations of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Series
July 10-12, 2023
Sponsored by the University of Arkansas and Società cooperativa Taormina immagine
Marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of Walter Pater’s Studies in the History of the Renaissance, this two-day conference will consider the place of Pater and The Renaissance in nineteenth-century debates on art, literature and culture, their legacies and those of aestheticism into the twenty-first century.
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work
deadline for submissions:
3 April 2023
full name / name of organization:
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
contact information: email@example.com
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of creative writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, short dramatic pieces, and literary journalism), as well as scholarly essays in all fields of English studies.
"Theoretical and Pedagogical Approaches to Second and Heritage Languages”
XXIV Annual Céfiro Conference on Latin American and Iberian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
April 21st 2023
Texas Tech University
The 2023 Céfiro Conference theme aims to interrogate conventional knowledge as a way to expand the frameworks that guide our teaching and learning of Hispanic and Lusphone linguistics and cultures. We welcome participants to submit original research in their respective field of studies including but not limited to topics listed below.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Whitney Chappell
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 94th Annual Conference from November 9-11, 2023 in Atlanta, GA.
This conference’s theme of “(In)Security: The Future of Literature and Language Studies” presents a unique opportunity to consider the imagined futures offered within SF works, including their representation of social inequalities and the possibilities of the SF genre to raise awareness to the value of Literature and Language studies.
Call for Proposals – EXTENDED DEADLINE, February 28th, 2023
6th Annual International Conference on Border Studies
Transborderism: Reimagining Social Space
University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and Autonomous University of Tamaulipas
Nov. 8, 2023: Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Nov. 9-10, 2023: Edinburg, Texas, United States
Calls for Papers and Creative Presentations
Vermillion Writing and Literature Conference at University of South Dakota
Beginnings: New Approaches in Creative Writing,
Literary Studies, and Pedagogy
September 28-30, 2023
University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD)
Queer and Trans Multispecies Justice
2024 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention
January 4-7, 2024
Davy Knittle, University of Delaware
Nate Otjen, Princeton University
How do 18th and 19th century Black writers reconceptualize religion beyond the nation-state? How do they utilize religious concepts such as celebration, prophecy, apocalpyse, etc. to critique and think outside the boundaries of the nation-state?
Deadline: March 15th
Call for Papers
“Musical tale and children’s opera in the English-speaking world”
University of Caen Normandy, France
22-23 November 2023
Designing Urban Universities
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 June 2023
There is a growing dissonance between the urban university as often perceived—its physical, architectural, and emblematic form, its legacy structures and spaces, its time-honoured functions and traditions—and the university as a knowledge factory within the city, subject to political, commercial, and environmental pressures. But this is not a new dissonance. Architectural and design histories can uncover how, across diverse cases, it has often shaped the urban university internally and in its relationship with the city.
The Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) is delighted to announce a call for papers for the 2023 conference on the theme of Sustainable Liberal Arts. This conference will be hosted by three different GALA partners at different times of the year, and papers can be presented in-person or online.
Please submit proposals at https://forms.gle/raik2hixJ4KPYPpa7 by Friday 3 February, 5pm UK time.
Please see the CFP below for an international conference on “Logic and Modern Literature” we are organising at the University of Lausanne, September 14-15, 2023.
The conference will address a range of historical, epistemological and interdisciplinary questions about literature and logic from c.1800 to the present (see CFP below).
Keynote speakers include:
Professor N. Katherine Hayles (Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA), whose many award-winning books include How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Literature, Cybernetics and Informatics and Writing Machines.