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Muslim Counterpublics in the Indian Nation-state Public Sphere

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:38pm
Shahwar Kibria Maqhfi, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

This panel will explore the unfurling of the Muslim public in the Indian nation-state. We wish to discuss how the Muslim counter-publics narrativize dissent, distress, identity, and a sense of belonging and pride. It connects with notions of the Muslim as an ethical citizen, subject, witness, victim, and the other / outsider. Furthermore, is it possible to imagine a Muslim counter-public full of potential creativity in certain situations of loss and lacunae? We invite papers that explore the deep history and / or the contemporary imaginings of these entanglements from the vantage point of songs, music, literature, poetry, dastangoi, oral historiography, text, and cinema.

Tomb Raider at 30: The Legacy of Lara Croft (Emerald Publishers)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:38pm
Natalie Le Clue
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

In the world of Tomb Raider adventure awaits around every corner, waiting for the extraordinary to be uncovered. This has been the story of Lara Croft for nearly 30 years. Recent announcements regarding the upcoming live-action series by Amazon Prime (Maas & Otterson, 2024) and an officially redesigned character hinting at a new game release (Dinsdale, 2024) have thrust Tomb Raider back into the forefront of mainstream public consciousness. Since its inception in 1996, fans of the game series and the iconic Lara Croft have embarked on a journey together, solidifying her status as one of the most iconic game characters ever created.

Superheroes and Disability on Screen: Intersectional Perspectives on Super-Bodies and Super-Identities as Politicized Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:38pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology and Katie Ellis, Curtin University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

The editors of the volume are calling for chapter abstracts for a volume focused on the representation of disability in superhero film and media, with a particular focus on intersectional discourses of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, power, and beyond. The volume will provide perspectives on the growing field of superheroes and disability by placing a specific focus on screen representations. As such, the collections will engage with critical debates over super-identities and super-bodies as politicized spaces in the 21st centuries. 

Crossed Borders, Changed Lives: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Twenty-First Century Young Adult Immigrant & Refugee Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:37pm
Deborah De Rosa @NIU University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Crossed Borders, Changed Lives: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Twenty-First Century Young Adult Immigrant & Refugee Literature seeks scholarly and artistic articles for publication in a collection that focuses on depictions of images of immigrants and refugees in American Young Adult (YA) novels published, preferably after 2001 (9/11).

 

Topics (not exclusive):

Loving to Unlearn: bell hooks, Critical Pedagogy and Affective Education

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:37pm
Harald Pittel / Leipzig University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

A Special Issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

Guest Editors: Victoria Allen, Harald Pittel and Garret Scally

 

Where can love (or any other emotion or affect) be found in educational theory and practice? Should feelings be schooled or unlearned?

Research in Education Curriculum and Pedagogy: Global Perspectives (forthcoming issue C4P)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:36pm
AT Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Research in Education Curriculum and Pedagogy: Global Perspectives (RECAP) [ISSN: 2977-1633] is a peer-reviewed, open access international journal to encourage scholarly dialogues and build a bridge between theory and practice. This journal serves as a forum for all relevant issues from a global perspective with a multidisciplinary approach and a portal for dissemination of outcomes. We invite submissions of original work from research, studies and insights from practice. The journal considers a broad range of topics related to education systems, policies and practices, changes and challenges to educational purpose and meaning.

Novels and Book History at MAPACA 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:33pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Novels and Book History, an area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, is currently accepting proposals for the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Atlantic City, NJ to be held November 7-9, 2024. 

This area welcomes all explorations of the novel and/or the history of the book as they interact with American and/or popular culture. Subjects include genre fiction, authors and authorship, literary time periods, cultures, settings, reading, publishing, media studies, bookishness, and representations of books/reading in other media. 

**Extended Deadline** PAMLA 2024 Panel: Fantasy and the Fantastic

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:33pm
Kristin Noone / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2024 Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024

**Extended DEadline - June 16**

Fantasy and the supernatural, broadly defined, shape many popular narratives and universes—from Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones, from World of Warcraft to The Witcher, from classical and medieval tales of monsters and dragons to the worlds of N.K. Jemisin, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Nnedi Okorafor, and Ursula K. Le Guin. As a genre, fantasy engages with questions of rhetoric, identity, and power in multiple ways, across media, subgenres, and cultural traditions; the enchantment of fantastic and supernatural narratives casts a persistent and global spell.

Future of the American Literary Archive (NeMLA)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:32pm
NeMLA 2025 (March 6-9, Philadelphia) / RALS (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

"The Future of the American Literary Archive" panel at NeMLA 2025 (March 6-9, Philadelphia) invites panelists to share archival discoveries in American literature while also engaging in broader methodological reflections on the state of archival research in the humanities. In the context of explaining their own archival work and/or pedagogy, panelists will discuss how archival research has been impacted—for better or for worse—by tectonic shifts in the US humanities landscape including technological developments (AI, digitization), declining undergraduate humanities enrollments, and calls for more public-facing humanities scholarship readable to a general audience.

Death and the Irish Diaspora

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:31pm
Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

Death and the Irish Diaspora
Special Issue of Éire-Ireland

Special-Issue Editors:
Chris Cusack, Radboud University
Sophie Cooper, Queen's University Belfast

Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies welcomes submissions for a Spring/Summer 2026 special issue on death and the Irish diaspora.

Snake Sisters in Literature and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:31pm
96th SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Although a monster with a head of swarming snakes, Medusa has been firmly embraced as a snake sister by more women. In her 1975 essay “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Hélène Cixous pioneeringly urges women to re-visit their mythological snake sister - Medusa - who has long been (mis)construed as ugly and sinful. Cixous writes, "You only have to look at the Medusa straight on to see her. And she’s not deadly. She’s beautiful and she’s laughing” (885). In current feminist terms, Medusa is often read sympathetically: “The ugliness she first experienced as an unjust punishment” is transformed into her greatest strength she “learned to use as a weapon” (Zimmerman 3).

CfP: Time after Time: On Cruising the Past, a special issue of GLQ

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:30pm
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

Call for Papers

“Time after Time: On Cruising the Past,” a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies

Co-Editors: Adrián Emmanuel Hernández-Acosta (Yale University) and Kris Trujillo (University of Chicago)

The Historicities of Securities and Peace

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:30pm
Centre for Studies of Conflict, Philipps University Marburg (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024

Zentrumstage 2024

The Historicities of Security and Peace

Philipps University Marburg (Germany)

October 9-11, 2024

Deadline for paper submission is June 16, 2024

Conference Topic

Girlhood and Menstruation, Special Issue of Peitho

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:30pm
Jen Almjeld
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Proposals for a Special Issue of Peitho, Summer 2025:

Girlhood and Menstruation            

 

Intercultural Conversations: Collaboration, Exchange and Transformation in Literary and Cultural Practices

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:29pm
Dr Aoileann Ní Éigeartaigh, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

This volume of essays would like to celebrate the role played by writers and other artists in initiating the kind of intercultural conversations necessary to transcend the political, geographical and cultural borders erected in the name of nationalism. The collection is based on a conference held on the theme in April 2024. I have a contract with a publisher and am looking for a final few essays to complete the collection.

 

First Forum 2024 – Infrastructure and Abstraction

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:29pm
First Forum – Graduate Student Conference of the University of Southern California, Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 14, 2024

 

FIRST FORUM CONFERENCE 2024 – CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

DIVISION OF CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

SEPTEMBER 27TH AND 28TH 

Infrastructure and Abstraction

 

“The immaterial has become… immaterial.” 

– Lord Cutler Beckett, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End 

 

Fantasy and Science Fiction area of Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:28pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Fantasy and Science Fiction area of Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) seeks papers for presentation at our annual conference this fall which will run as a hybrid conference from Thursday, October 3 – Saturday, October 5. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom, and in-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning at Nichols College, Dudley, Massachusetts. 

Technology and Film Labour: Crafting the Look of the Film

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:28pm
The Centre for Creative Technologies, University of Galway
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 17, 2024

The Centre for Creative Technologies, University of Galway
May 22nd and 23rd 2025

Technology and Film Labour: Crafting the Look of the Film
Investigating the impacts of technological change on below the line film labour.

Recent technological developments such as the widespread adoption of virtual production processes and the use of generative AI have had a transformative effect on film production workflows and below the line film craft. The relationships between production departments as well as the roles and functions of cinematography, production design, sound design costume, location and visual effects have all been affected by technological change.

A Nightmare on Elm Street @ 40

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:27pm
University of Nottingham/Fear2000
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2024

One, two, Freddy’s coming for you…

A Nightmare on Elm Street @ 40
Hosted by The University of Nottingham in association with Fear2000
8-9 November 2024

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr Bruna Foletto Lucas (Kingston University)

Dr Steve Jones (Northumbria University)

 

Special Guests

Mark Swift and Damian Shannon (screenwriters of Freddy vs Jason)

 

Nightmares from the Past, Visions of the Future: Alternative Futurism & Comics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:27pm
ICLA Research Committee on Comics Studies and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

"Framing the Unreal: Exploring Graphic/Visual Science Fiction and Fantasy"

ICLA Research Committee  on Comics Studies  and Graphic Narrative 20th Anniversary Conference

Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy - November 11-15, 2024

https://www.comics-studies.com/events/sff2024

 

Call for Papers

Panel #9: "Nightmares from the Past, Visions of the Future: Alternative Futurism & Comics"

Aphra Behn on the Move

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:27pm
Sorbonne Université/ Sorbonne Nouvelle/ Université Paris-Cité
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

Date and Location: 19-20 June 2025, Paris, France

 

Keynote Speakers: Claire BOWDITCH, Loughborough University, UK, Elaine HOBBY, Loughborough University, UK, Leah ORR, University of Louisiana, USA

 

With a new edition of Aphra Behn’s works on the go, and as Canterbury prepares to erect a statue in her honour, the moment seems ideal to re-examine Behn’s place and her work in criticism and in the collective imagination. Challenging the image of Behn as loyal to a conservative Tory imagination, this conference aims to emphasize movement, mobility, decentering, and innovation in her oeuvre.

 

The Aesthetics of Disaster

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:27pm
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2025

The Aesthetics of Disaster

Special Editor: Lucia Morawska (Richmond, The American International University in London)

"The Polish Journal of Aesthetics" Volume 77 (2/2026)

Submission deadline: 30 September 2025

CFP: Natural Language Processing for Digital Humanities NLP4DH @ EMNLP 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:27pm
Mika Hämäläinen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

The 4th International Conference on Natural Language Processing for Digital Humanities will co-locate with EMNLP in Miami, USA!

 

The proceedings will be published in the ACL anthology. The event will take place on November 15-16 2024.

 

https://www.nlp4dh.com/nlp4dh-2024 

 

Submission deadline: September 1, 2024

 

The focus of NLP4DH is on applying natural language processing techniques to digital humanities research. The topics can be anything of digital humanities interest with a natural language processing or generation aspect. A list of suitable NLP4DH topics include but are not limited to:

Utopian Hawthorne

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:26pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

New Perspectives on Hawthorne and Utopia

Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, Spring, 2025

Editors: Monika Elbert and Andrew Loman

In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne writes, “The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably found it among their  earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison” (CE 1:47). This famous sentence deploys a number of key terms – the colony, virtue, happiness, projection, necessity, virginity, the cemetery, the prison – all of them interlinked with the sentence’s key term, Utopia.

CfP (Edited Book Volume): Österreichische Kunst, Kultur und Literatur des 20./21. Jahrhunderts [BKCI indexed]

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:26pm
Kunstuniversität Linz
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Österreichische Kunst, Kultur und Literatur des 20./21. Jahrhunderts 

Wir laden herzlich zur Einreichung von Beiträgen für unseren geplanten Sammelband über Österreichische Kunst, Kultur und Literatur des 20./21. Jahrhunderts ein. Dieser Band strebt an, eine umfassende Analyse und Diskussion über bedeutende kulturelle Entwicklungen und künstlerische Strömungen Österreichs im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert zu präsentieren. Wir begrüßen Beiträge aus den Bereichen Kulturwissenschaft, Kunsthistorik, Germanistik sowie aus angrenzenden Disziplinen und freuen uns auf Ihre vielfältigen Einsendungen und danken Ihnen im Voraus für Ihr Interesse und Ihre Mitarbeit.

Seen/Unseen: American Mythos of Madness and Consequences of Stigma

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:26pm
Kelley Walker/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Even today in the age of political correctness and amidst cancel culture censures, people with mental disorders are one of the few social groups still to be consistently misrepresented, ostracized, and demeaned. The social consequences of stigmatization should be studied through autobiographical narrative acts to reveal what it means to live with mental illness in America. By utilizing everyday language and literary tropes, mental illness life narratives humanize portrayals of mental disorder; by doing so, they appeal to the sympathies of broader audiences than medical narratives, such as case studies or examples in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

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