Dear all, We would like to share with you the call for contributions to be published in the Special Section and in the General Section of the 35th issue (Sept 2024) of RSAJournal, the Journal of the Italian Association for North American Studies (AISNA). The General Section accepts full contributions on any topic pertaining to American Studies, to be submitted through
What is left of myths in contemporary arts and literature?
As founding narratives or idealized representations of historical figures, myths have, from time immemorial, tied humans together, creating communities that grow into organized societies. They have therefore become the safeguards of a vision of History that the arts and literature have ceaselessly spun into stories, in order to better transgress, deconstruct or simply revisit an ever-changing mythos. Contemporary stories reshape the contours of an all-too-often glorified past and they question our cultural heritage at the same time as rekindling it.
The Gaskell Journal
Joan Leach Memorial
Graduate Student Essay Prize 2024
Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2024
The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society. The winning essay will be published in the Gaskell Journal (with revisions as appropriate), and its author will receive £200 from the Gaskell Society, and a complimentary copy of the Journal.
Our meeting will be devoted to exploring the main problems of contemporary literary culture. Embracing the foundational principles of Stefan Żółkiewski and equally foundational, though alternative, suggestions by Janusz Sławiński, we perceive it as an integral part of global social/cultural communication (the roles of writers, models, and the circulation of literature) along with specialized infrastructure (publishing, institutions, magazines/media, the literary market – the so-called literary life). It is also a dynamic system of author-reader relations and a set of dispositions/skills (knowledge, taste, competence) enabling a sense-making engagement with literary texts.
The Game Studies area of the National Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held on March 27-30, 2024, in Chicago, IL.
I. Topics of Interest
The organizers seek proposals and papers covering all aspects of gaming, gaming culture and game studies. Proposals can address any game medium (computer, social, console, tabletop, etc.) and all theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Representation of Diversity in Mediated Popular Culture in the Twenty First Century.
CALL FOR PAPERS (Conference)
Crises in Ibero-American Graphic Narratives: Utopia, Liminality & the Anthropocene
University of Limerick; Limerick, Ireland
2 – 3 May 2024
Nicola Abram (University of Reading, UK) Suzanne Scafe (University of Brighton, UK) Josh Toth (MacEwan University, CA)
Venue: Kaaistudio’s, Brussels, Belgium 24-26 April 2024
Editors: Somasree Sarkar (Assistant Professor, Ghoshpukur College, University of North Bengal) and Agnibha Maity (Senior Research Fellow, University of North Bengal)
Call for Papers
Special Topic: Happiness and Culture
of the Popular Culture Association (PCA)
March 27-30, 2024
(Please note: the deadline has been extended. Proposals are now due by December 15, 2023)
December 12–14, 2024
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Kandice Chuh, CUNY Graduate Center, USA
Ato Quayson, Stanford University, USA
Hye-Joon Yoon, Yonsei University, Korea
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
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
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
The Journal of the Georgia Philological Association invites submissions of scholarly papers in English on any subject relating to literature, language, composition, history, philosophy, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as Word documents and all editorial correspondence sent to the following address:
Dr. Nate Gilbert, Editor-in-Chief
The Journal of the Georgia Philological Association
Duke University Department of English Graduate Conference
February 16 & 17, 2024
Keynote Speaker: Joseph Albernaz (Columbia University)
*EXTENDED DEADLINE* BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS BACK IN-PERSON AGAIN! FEBRUARY 12-13 2024 DESOTO SAVANNAH, SAVANNAH GA
Call for participation: “Expanded Practices: Composition in the Postsecondary Fine Arts Classroom”
Co-organizers: Dr. Molly-Claire Gillett (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Sandra Huber (email@example.com) in tandem with the teaching team of FFAR 250 “Keywords: Reading the Arts Across the Disciplines”
Themed issue of Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa, Volume 36, Issue 2 (2024)
Link to the CFP: https://bit.ly/_RCWR
Goutam Karmakar, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Germany; University of the Western Cape, South Africa
BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus (Routledge, Global Edition)
Series Editors: Goutam Karmakar, Puspa Damai, Payel Pal, and Deimantas Valančiūnas
We invite submissions for the third issue of Theatre Academy: A Journal of World Theatre which will be published electronically in March.
* Deadline is the end of January and we strongly advise the potential writers to send their manuscripts in as soon as possible.
* Original works related to theatre in any context will be considered for publication. For the third issue, alongside established academics, we would like encourage graduate students to submit their work.
You can submit your manuscript simply by clicking on the link: https://dergipark.org.tr/en/journal/3958/submission/step/manuscript/new
Call for papers
Towards World Critical Theory?
Interventions from the Global South
Concept for the 2023 PSAGS (Postcolonial Studies Association of the Global South) Annual Conference
New World Critical Theory on the Occasion of the Centenary of Frankfurt School Critical Theory 4-
5 December, 2023
Could the normative constructionist approach of critical theory as argued by the Frankfurt School
– which marks its one hundred years in 2023 – be enriched by accommodating other world views
which believe in more empirical, immanentist, and polyphonic methodologies? Could critical theory
itself, in the spirit of the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Weltliteratur project, be elevated to, or even
The PopMeC Research Blog (https://popmec.hypotheses.org/, ISSN 2660-8839) is a peer-reviewed academic blog publishing short articles on a rolling basis.
ECRs and PGR students are very welcome to send their papers, as well as scholars at any stage of their career.
Full papers (about 3000 words, bibliographic references excluded) on topics related with popular culture, including (but not limited to):
> the representation of specific ethnic / religious / gender / etc. groups in the US popular media and culture (including mainstream, alternative, and self-representations)
Aural Chills and Sounds of Terror: Podcasting Horror
Edited by Laura Álvarez Trigo (Universidad de Valladolid) and Anna Marta Marini (Universidad de Alcalá)
Department of English, Jadavpur University and
The School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow present
A One-Day Symposium (funded by Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant)
Queer Cinema & Festivals in India: Production, Circulation & Politics
12 December 2023
Venue: Department of English, Jadavpur University
Conference date: 29th January, 2024
Department of English
Sri Venkateswara College
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites paper proposals for its 2024 conference, “Body Matters!: Disability in English Literature to 1800,” to be held at UCSB on March 1 and 2, 2024. Attending to the presence of disability in the premodern world, this interdisciplinary conference invites proposals that address medieval, early modern, and eighteenth-century literary and cultural texts. We are thrilled to announce our keynote speakers, Dr. Rachael King (UCSB), Dr. Bradley Irish (Arizona State University), and poet Jos Charles.
The primary aim of this edited volume is to explore the word ‘Literature’ in the age of AI. Etymologically, the Latin word litteratura is derived from littera (Latin) meaning the ‘smallest element of alphabetical writing’ (Klarer 1). The word ‘literature,’ then means, any writing e.g., a medical prescription, usage instruction written on the bottle of shampoo or maybe a cautionary warning on the packet of cigarettes. To specify the particular type of literature we use the term ‘Creative Literature’ (called the Literature of Power by Rees).