Disability Studies in Eastern Europe: ReconfigurationsKraków, 16-17 May 2024 The Research Platform “Disability Studies in Eastern Europe: Reconfigurations” (Jagiellonian University, Kraków) invites paper submissions for a conference held on May 16-17, 2024 in Kraków. The main objective of the Platform, launched in 2022, has been to create an academic network of researchers investigating disability in post-socialist states.
Call for Papers
Obscurity and Exegesis
Towards an Unwritten Chapter of the History of the Bible
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture (CSLC) Annual Symposium
Dreaming Archives: Materiality, Spectrality, and Transcultural Memory
University of Southern California
February 22nd and 23rd, 2023
The Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies, a publication of the L.M. Montgomery Institute and the Robertson Library at the University of Prince Edward Island, invites submissions (written, visual, or audio-visual) for a special collection on the topic of “Writers and Artists Respond to L.M. Montgomery.” This collection will be published starting in November 2024, as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Montgomery’s 1874 birthday.
15th Debrupa Bal Memorial International Students’ Seminar
(Celebrating the spirit of Abol Tabol on its centenary year)
6-7 February 2024
Department of Comparative Literature
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Impossible!": Politics, Possibilities and Celebration
The year 2023, among other occurrences, marks the first roving vehicle landing softly on
the lunar south pole, generative AI threatening to replace humans, and almost on a summative
note, Sukumar Ray’s Abol Tabol (1923) reaching a hundred years of celebrating
The 9th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
Theme: Revitalizing Indigenous Languages, Cultures, Cuisines, Histories, and Religions
Call for Papers: "Godzilla at 70: The Giant Monster’s Legacy in Global Popular Culture"
Call for papers: Chapter proposals for edited collection #TrueCrime: Digital Culture, Ethics and True Crime Audiences
Proposals due by Thursday 1st February 2024.
Call for Book Chapters on Discourse, Meaning, and Understanding
Discourse is a term that yields several meanings to academics in the human and social sciences. It is often used to describe a formal and/or informal way of text and talk, which seeks to empower some social groups and subordinate others in the social world. This definition might sound hasty at first sight in as much as discourse per se came to signify multiple forms of knowledge, systems of thought, and perhaps most important of all, the beliefs and attitudes people hold about life, death, (co)existence and the like.
Two Day ICSSR sponsored International Seminar on Myth, History and Culture organized by DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, VASANT KANYA MAHAVIDYALAYA, ADMITTED TO THE PREVILEGES OF BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY, VARANASI-221010
Dates :22-23 January 2024
Myths and Reality Myth and History
Mythopoeia: Myth Making and Retelling
Indian Myths, Legends and Fables
Myths and Symbols in Art and Philosophy
Psychological and Social Dimensions of Myths Myth and Film Studies
Folklores, Orality and Culture
Orient and Occident Myths: Similarities and Differences
Myth, Religion and Rituals
After a successful symposium that took place on 1 December 2023, the co-founders of the multi-disciplinary ‘Replaying Communism’ project (which received funding from the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council) are looking for contributors to an edited collection entitled: Replaying Communism: Memories of Soviet Occupation in European Media and Culture.
The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 35th annual conference of the American Literature Association in Chicago on May 23-26, 2024.
We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction.
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words including name, institutional affiliation (if any), and contact information, no later than January 15, 2024 to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please attach your abstract as a Word document, and indicate if you will need AV equipment. Note that scholars are limited to one presentation at this conference.
Faculty of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce that its 13th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies will be held on 24 and 25 May 2024. The topic for this edition of our annual conference is
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND DIALOGUE
GITAM School of Humanities and Social Sciences (GSHS) Bengaluru is pleased to announce the organization of its first international conference, "Modernities Redefined: Perspectives from South Asia," to be held on February 22nd & 23rd, 2024, at GITAM, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
The relation between ethics and literature became a topic of intense academic debate at the end of the twentieth century—at a time, that is, when that relation was no longer self-evident after the challenges of postcolonial, feminist, and deconstructive critique. Humanist proponents of literature’s role as an empathy engine (Nussbaum, Rorty) entered into conversation with theorists who took inspiration from the work of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas to valorize literature as a site of singular otherness—as an occasion of ethical encounter rather than moral instruction (Attridge, Eaglestone, Miller).
Cornell EGSO Conference 2024: Conflict/Resolution
Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2024
Conference: March 15-16, 2024
Call for Academic and Creative Proposals:
“Conflict is not another word for crisis or for war or for competition. Conflict is a condition of intellectual life, and, I believe, its pleasure. Firing up the mind to engage itself is precisely what the mind is for—it has no other purpose. Just as the body is always struggling to repair itself from its own abuse, to stay alive, so is the mind craving knowledge. When it is not busy trying to know, it is in disrepair.”
- Toni Morrison, “Grendel and His Mother”
Call for Nominations:
2024 SSAG Award for Best Scholarly Monograph on the American Gothic
The recently-launched Society for the Study of the American Gothic (SSAG) invites nominations for its inaugural Award for Best Scholarly Monograph. This award is open to all scholarly monographs published in the past two years that focus on some aspect of the American Gothic. The winner of the award will be announced at the Society for the Study of the American Gothic business meeting, at the American Literature Association conference in May 2024 (exact date TBA).
The Girlhood Studies Collective, in collaboration with the Department of Childhood Studies and the Gender Studies Program at Rutgers University-Camden, invite proposals for “The Mundanity of Girlhood,” a virtual symposium to be held April 4-6, 2024.
This panel invites researchers to consider how African American writers deploy humor within what critics have termed the “post-soul,” “post-Black,” “Black post-Blackness,” and “New Black Aesthetic” movements. Derek C. Maus, in Post-Soul Satire (2014), notes that the propensity for Black satirists to turn their critiques inward at the Black community rather than outwardly toward white institutions marks a key shift from ‘soul’ to ‘post-soul’ aesthetics.
Dossier CFP: Media and ‘Middling’ Cities
Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture
Editors: Lavinia Brydon (University of Kent), Bibi Burger (University of Cape Town), Janina Schupp (University of Oxford) and Sanele KaNtshingana (University of Cape Town)
Every community craves a sense of identity in this world, and continuity with the cultural past. This is more so with the communities whose language, literature and culture are on the verge of extinction on account of multiple factors. Literature and culture can offer indigenous communities a sense of belonging and promote social cohesion, respect for diversity, human creativity as well as help people connect with each other. Hence, the call to preserve endangered folk cultural heritage of communities such as the Jetor, an indigenous nomadic community of Paschim Medinipur and Jhargram settled on the edges of Kangsabati and Subarnarekha. UNESCO has declared 2022-2032 as the decade of indigenous languages.
Climate Change and Cultural Representations: Australian and Indian Perspectives
to be organised by
Centre for Australian Studies,
The University of Burdwan
in association with
Australian Consulate-General, Kolkata
The Dept of English and Culture Studies, The University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan
Call for Papers/Presentations: Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU)
Theme: Speculative Fiction and Society
Call for Papers: Journal of Environmental Media 6.2
Special Issue: ‘Care-ful convening: towards low carbon and inclusive knowledge sharing’
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Violent Femmes: The Ongoing Popular Relevance
of Psycho-Biddies and Hagsploitation Heroines
Taylor Joy Mitchell
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Felicity A. Nussbaum suggests that we need to formulate new critical framings about the widened eighteenth century as well as a long one. In what ways can we widen the breadth, scale, and scope of eighteenth-century studies from a global and planetary perspective? How might we come up with ways to think about the interconnectivity among ideas, cultures, and texts that “move” beyond the boundaries of the metrapole and the margin, near and distant?
Abstract due date: December 11, 2023 via email (email@example.com); Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Every year, Dalhousie’s Graduate History Society hosts a conference to foster critical thinking and meaningful discussion on the discipline. This year’s theme of consilience hopes to spark discussion on the importance of interdisciplinary research. The importance of consilience is fostering a dialogue between disciplines that traditionally have little interaction.
Call for Papers: Choreographic Practices Volume 15 Issue 2, November 2024
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This is an open call for Volume 15.2 of Choreographic Practices to be published in the northern autumn of 2024. We welcome submissions from around the world in which the author(s) focus on the nature and/or experience of choreographic practices, and in which these practices are clearer located in relationship with other similar or overlapping practices.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Semiotics of Animation. From TraditionalForms to Contemporary Innovations
Special issue of Punctum. International Journal of Semiotics 10:1 (2024)
GUEST EDITORS: Maria Ilia Katsaridou & Loukia Kostopoulou
The study of animation as a semiotic system has gained significant scholarly attention
in recent years. From traditional hand-drawn animation to contemporary computergenerated
imagery (CGI) and experimental forms, animation has become a dynamic
field that offers valuable insights into how meaning is constructed and communicated.
Animation as a medium of communication relies on the manipulation of movement