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Exploring the Murky Depths: A Conference on Dark Tourism in Modern Societies Where Historical Narratives Encounter Geographical Landscapes

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2024 - 10:50am
Department of Tourism and Aviation Management Midnapore College (Autonomous), West Bengal, India- 722101
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 18, 2024

Call for abstract

International Conference on Dark Tourism (ICDT)

Hybrid Mode

 

Theme:

Exploring the Murky Depths: A Conference on Dark Tourism in Modern Societies Where Historical Narratives Encounter Geographical Landscapes.

                                                                                                                 Date-14-16 September, 2024

Mapping Technologies, Making Worlds: Facing and Interfacing Challenges (Annual RINGS Conference, 24-26 October 2024)

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2024 - 5:06am
Centre for Gender, Culture and Social Processes, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

With the advent of capitalism, always gendered and racialised, as a mode of production, profound changes have taken place in the ways in which various societies, human relations and ecosystems have evolved (Moore, 2016, Kaplan 2009). Technological development has always been integral to the directions and configurations of capitalism, as it has evolved over the last three centuries. Further, the globalisation of capitalism, with the imperialist phase of European expansionism, followed by US-American expansionism as well as later, in the emergence of Chinese state capitalism, has brought technology to the front and centre of social, economic and political relations at every level (Lewis, 2022).

Ecocritical Theory and Practice Book Series

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:53pm
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

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

Critical Plant Studies Book Series

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:53pm
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

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

Environment and Society Book Series

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:52pm
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

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

“Love Conquers All”: Exploring the Popular Culture Phenomenon of Bridgerton

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:29pm
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) will be holding a free virtual conference exploring all things Bridgerton to be held online on Thursday 30th January 2025.

From a popular book series to the Netflix phenomenon, Bridgerton has captured the public imagination, courted scandal and dazzled readers and audiences with a glittering reimagining of regency London.

We welcome papers from researchers across the academic spectrum and encourage papers from postgraduate researchers and early career researchers. We welcome individual papers, panels and round table submissions. Papers from this conference will have the opportunity to be in our sister journal The International Journal of Popular Culture Studies.

Forgotten Spaces: Ecocriticism Social Justice, and the U.S. South (Collection of Essays)

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:29pm
Katie Simon, Georgia College and State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

The U.S. South is often a forgotten space within ecocritical discussions, yet it provides fruitful ground for thinking about environmental issues. In 2019, in the first edited collection of essays on the topic, Zachary Vernon notes that focusing attention on this bioregion might help “provide a way out of the limitations of thinking too locally or too globally,” and it might inspire a group of stakeholders to come to the table as well (7). One problem with ecocritical approaches is the long history of representing the U.S. South as an “internal other in the national imagination: colonized, subordinate, primitive, developmentally arrested, or even regressive” (Watson 254).

Crime Fiction and Communism

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:29pm
Carlos Uxo / Monash University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

In 1971, when the Cuban government launched the Anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution Crime Fiction award, local literary critics were acutely aware of the genre’s roots in a capitalist setting. Yet, José Antonio Portuondo considered that crime fiction could serve a purpose within a Communist framework of life, provided it underwent adaptation to suit the new context. Over the following years, Cuban journals published numerous programmatic texts aimed at guiding writers willing to produce what would be termed Revolutionary crime fiction. Similar adjustments took place in other Soviet bloc countries, albeit with varying degrees of success and popularity.

Sports Area - NEPCA Hybrid Fall Conference 2024

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:29pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Sports Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference to be held online October 3 – 5, 2024, and in person at Nichols College, MA. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom. In-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning with broadcast via Zoom.

Edited Volume Call for Papers on Susheel Kumar Sharma’s Unwinding Self

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:29pm
Danielle Hanson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

CFP: Edited Volume Call for Papers on Susheel Kumar Sharma’s Unwinding Self

We are inviting submissions for a volume of papers exploring topics relating to Susheel Kumar Sharma’s Unwinding Self. The book is projected to be published in 2025 or early 2026, most likely by Paragon International Press. Contact editor for review PDF of the book, if interested.

Special issue of American Studies in Scandinavia: Individuality and Community in Mid-Century American Culture (1945-1964)

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:29pm
INNC International Network of 1950s Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Special issue of American Studies in Scandinavia: Individuality and Community in Mid-Century American Culture (1945-1964)

https://www.sol.lu.se/engelska/innc

We are planning a peer-reviewed special issue of American Studies in Scandinavia focused on the topics of individuality and community in mid-century American culture (1945-1964), inviting explorations of the literature, film, art, and thought of the period. We seek 8,000-word articles that focus either on individual writers/artists/thinkers in the period or engage with the topic more broadly.

Call for Contributions: Textures in Nineteenth-Century Material and Literary Cultures (SUNY Press)

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:29pm
Anja Hartl & Ariane de Waal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

Call for Contributions

Textures in Nineteenth-Century Material and Literary Cultures

Eds. Ariane de Waal and Anja Hartl

SUNY Press

 

We invite additional contributions to an edited collection on Textures in Nineteenth-Century Material and Literary Cultures, which is under contract for publication in the series Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century (series editor: Pamela Gilbert) at SUNY Press.

 

'Who Owns Shakespeare?' - Shakespeare's Globe

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:29pm
Shakespeare's Globe, London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 26, 2024

As part of the forthcoming Shakespeare and Race Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe, we are delighted to announce a two-day symposium to be held in London on 25-26 October 2024.  

Our festival theme is ‘Who Owns Shakespeare?’ and aims to examine the contested space that Shakespeare occupies in the world of theatre, academia and the public sphere.

We are inviting paper submissions for individual 45-minute sessions, which includes time for audience Q&A, engaging with the conference theme: ‘Who Owns Shakespeare?: Adaptation, Appropriation, Authority’.

 

Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following: 

 

Adaptation, appropriation, translation

Early modern and modern-day performance 

Lonergan on the Edge Graduate Student Conference 2024

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:28pm
Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Lonergan, Human Dignity & Culture - Lonergan on the Edge Graduate Student Conference 2024

at Marquette University, held Friday September 13th and Saturday September 14th, 2024 in Milwaukee, WI

Call for Papers:

Dickinson and Ecologies

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:28pm
Emily Dickinson International Society and Wenshan Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

The Emily Dickinson International Society, in collaboration with the Wenshan Conference, invites proposals for papers and panels at its international conference “Dickinson and Ecologies,” scheduled to take place at the Department of English, College of Foreign Languages & Literature, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, from Thursday, June 19 to Sunday, June 22, 2025.

Call for Chapter Proposals: New perspectives on the legacy of Daphne du Maurier

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:28pm
Amelia Crowther and Katharina Hendrickx; University of Sussex
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 24, 2024

We are looking for a few more chapter proposals to expand our forthcoming edited collection, New perspectives on the legacy of Daphne du Maurier. The collection explores du Maurier’s work in adaptation, including her most famous work Rebecca and its many adaptations. It has already had some interest from a publisher.

 

Comics, Catastrophe, Conservation: Reflections on Survivalism and Sustainability

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:27pm
Ananya Saha, PhD; Debadrita Chakraborty, PhD; Suniti Madaan, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 2, 2024

Delineations of apocalyptic non/alternative futures have been popular in the comic mode, irrespective of the approach to the formalistic manifestation: manga, graphic narratives, visual novels and so on. In the 20th century, wherein humanity has been torn apart by repeated belligerences of modern warfare and violence, doomsday sagas have garnered sustained attention; whether it is MARVEL’s ‘Apocalypse’, or the cyclopean ‘mecha’ robots of anime. The recent pandemic perhaps has augmented the darker side of imagination. However, the objective of the proposed volume is not to further the extant discourse of the cyberpunkish, post-apocalyptic dystopia.

Margaret Cavendish Society Conference: FAME "Absence and Death are Much Alike"

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:27pm
International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Call for Papers

 

The International Margaret Cavendish Society biannual conference will be held on the 12th and 13th of December, 2024, at Universidad de Sevilla (Spain).

 

FAME: “Absence and Death are much alike”

Fame is a report that travells far, and Many times lives long, and The older it groweth, The more it florishes, and is The more particularly a mans own…

The Worlds Olio (1655)

[W]ho knows but after my honourable burial, I might have a glorious resurrection in following ages, since time brings strange and unusual things to passe.

Literary Musings - Regular Issue July 2024

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:27pm
Literary Musings
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Call for - Literary Musings Online - 2584-1459
Academic Journal
Research Academy

Inclusive Hiring and Job Market Practices in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:27pm
Nova Southeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Centering belonging, identity, and equity in our hiring practices requires potentially profound changes within the profession and across our institutions. Undoubtedly, departments, service-based offices, and institutions may struggle to identify the kinds of changes that can be made and may meet resistance to these changes. This collection aims to identify key points in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies’ (RCWS) hiring practices that can be adjusted or revised to enhance the inclusivity and equity of the job market experience for both applicants and hiring committee members.

RSA 2025: Laboring writers in the early modern world

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:26pm
N/A
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

We are seeking papers for a panel at RSA 2025 in Boston that address laboring writers--not so much writing as labor, but writers whose primary identity is as a laborer, peasant, artisan, or craftsperson from any geographic region. Such writers are often neglected in favor of courtiers and their clients. Indeed, some of how we conceive of “the literary” today is informed by the tastes of the ruling elite of the early modern period. This panel thus aims to recover non-elite voices of the past.

Environmental Racism and Environmental Casteism: A Reading of African American and Indian Dalit Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 9:09am
Shubhanku Kochar (Ph.D)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Environmental Racism and Environmental Casteism: A Reading of African American and Indian Dalit Literature

deadline for submission June 6, 2024.

Full name/name of organization: 

Shubhanku Kochar (Ph.D.) 

Contact email: 

shubhankukochar@outlook.com

Environmental Racism and Environmental Casteism: A Reading of African American and Indian Dalit Literature

--Note:  Springer has shown interest in publishing this book 

Deadline Approaching: Request for Papers: The Body, Fashion, and Popular Culture - NEPCA Hybrid Fall Conference 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 7:16pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) The Body, Fashion, and Popular Culture Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conferenceto to be held online and in person at Nichols College, MA, October 3 – 5, 2024. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom. In-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning and will be broadcast to conference registrants via Zoom. Time zones are US Eastern Standard Time.

The Handbook of Body Horror

updated: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 3:15am
Dr Subashish Bhattacharjee and Anik Sarkar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

The Handbook of Body Horror

Call for Papers: Theatre Academy: Journal of World Theatre

updated: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 1:44am
Theatre Academy: Journal of World Theatre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

We invite submissions for the fourth issue of Theatre Academy: A Journal of World Theatre which will be published electronically in September. Theatre Academy is indexed in MLA International Bibliography.

* Deadline is the end of July but we strongly advise the potential writers to send their manuscripts in as soon as possible.

* Original works, not published elsewhere or related to theatre in any context will be considered for publication.

* Please note that all manuscripts will be closely examined through Turnitin once they are received by the journal.

Call for proposals for Post45 special issue: ‘The potential of cliché’

updated: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 4:33pm
Harriet Smith Hughes & Siraj Sindhu
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

When we call something a cliché, we’re typically calling it tired, banal, repetitive, or boring. Whether it’s an art object, a turn of speech, or a pattern of behavior, we’re identifying what it lacks: distinctiveness, originality, creativity, thrill. But in pointing to a cliché, we’re also pointing to a response. Noticing cliché creates a fissure. It elicits a reflexive movement, by which we’re forced to reckon with the repetitiousness of language; the ideological and economic structures that shape the creation of art; the social patterns that guide how we relate and self-present. Pointing to cliché, in other words, opens up the possibility for subversion.

Call for Papers: Collection on Concepts of Identity and Belonging

updated: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 5:14am
Dr. Najah Mahmi & Dr. Abdelhak Jebbar. Research Laboratory in Literature, Language, Culture and Communication (RLLLCC). Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Sultan Moulay Slimane University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

Tracing its roots to a long history of philosophical discourse, identity stands as one of the most intricate and ubiquitous concepts within the large debates of human and social sciences. It is taken for granted in everyday life and assumed to be an all-inclusive determinant of empirical and virtual entities; yet, obscure when it comes to marking out its essence as a referential determinant and delineating the shaping politics of its concretizations. The ambiguity and paradox of identity stem from the contradictory dimensions it encompasses, entailing at the same time a sense of similitude yet difference, uniqueness yet commonness, and independence yet reliance.

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