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
CEA session at MLA, January 4-7, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA
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)
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
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.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY
Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting 14–16 October 2023 Toronto, ON, Canada
The IAEP Executive Committee is excited to announce our annual meeting, immediately following SPEP, in Canada’s largest city Toronto.
Keynote Speaker Stephanie LeMenager
University of Oregon
IAEP invites proposals for individual papers as well as organized panels on any aspect of environmental philosophy. Papers in areas touching on LeMenager’s work–the anthropocene, resource exploration, feminist and interdisciplinary approaches to environmental philosophy, etc.—would certainly be welcome.
“With a Pen in Her Hand”: Communities in Gloria Naylor’s Fiction and her Archives.
Conference dates: Thursday, October 19- Friday, October 20, 2023, held in-person at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, 06825
Gloria Naylor is one of the most important writers of 20th century American literature. Her literary works, from The Women of Brewster Place (1982), a NationalBook Award winning novel, to her fictional memoir, 1996, portray the communities that Black women build to resist, survive, and even thrive against the racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia that confines and violates them.
Drag Story Hour: Children’s Literature, Right-Wing Hate, and Queer Celebration
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS Pub Date: TBA Hardback Price: Hard ISBN: Pages: TBA Binding Type: Series: Perspectives and Anthropology in Tourism and Hospitality (PATH) CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Guest Editor, Carly Holzwarth (Bucknell University)
Drama Section Editor, Jeanmarie Higgins (Penn State University Park)
Editorial Assistant, Arushi Grover (Penn State University Park)
The International Journal of Education in the Arts (IJEA) seeks scholarship and case studies for a special issue, “Issues in Teaching Theatre Design.”
Postcolonial Ecospheres: Environmental Principles, Policies, and Politics in South Asia
John C. Ryan, Subhadeep Paul & Goutam Majhi
In this collaborative series, three digital environmental humanities platforms—NiCHE, Edge Effects, and Correspondences—seek short essays, multimedia pieces, and other forms of public writing that engage questions of representation and access in the environmental “commons.”
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 1st, 2023
Editors: A.D. Boynton, II (U of Kansas), Joanna Davis-McElligatt (U of North Texas), and Kristen Reynolds (U of Minnesota - Twin Cities)
University of Arkansas Graduate Students in English Conference 2023
LABOR AND WORK AS THEY WERE, AS THEY ARE, AND AS THEY MIGHT BE
The University of Arkansas Graduate Students in English are excited to announce their annual conference. This year’s theme is LABOR AND WORK: AS THEY WERE, AS THEY ARE, AND AS THEY MIGHT BE. This theme spotlights the productivity of typically marginalized aspects of the human community in ways which build understanding of intrinsic value. This is an interdisciplinary conference open to scholars in all fields. This year we will offer creative writing sessions! In addition to presentations from the humanities, we particularly welcome scholars who find their home in the sciences.
CALL FOR PAPERS
DISCOURSES OF MADNESS
Special volume of Humanities (Journal): Journal of Interdisciplinarity
Today I felt pass over me a breath of wind from the wings of madness.
Call for Papers
NJCEA Annual Conference
March 18, 2023
Seton Hall University
“Engagement and the Post-Pandemic Academy”
Keynote Speaker: Deborah Mutnick, Professor of English, Long Island City University
“The Post-Pandemic University: Where Do We Go from Here?”