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Cyberpunk Science Fiction as a Cultural Formation of (Cyber)Space and Time - NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Samuel Santiago / Syracuse University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

At its core, cyberpunk contrasts fantastic technological developments with dystopian society, emphasizing the persistence of extreme social, economic, and political inequalities despite evident surpluses in capital and resources that should enable higher standards of living within these imagined futures. Caroline Alphin's Neoliberalism and Cyberpunk Science Fiction contends that cyberpunk simultaneously impugns and maintains neoliberal cultural mentalities, anxiously illustrating dystopian futures while also indulging in individualistic fantasies of empowerment.

Shirley Jackson Studies Vol. 2, Issue 1: Queer(ing) Jackson

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Shirley Jackson Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Shirley Jackson Studies, Vol. 2, Issue #1: Queer(ing) Jackson

In his now canonical work Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film, Harry M. Benshoff describes queerness as that which “opposes the binary definitions and proscriptions of a patriarchal heterosexism." For Benshoff, “Queer can be a narrative moment, or a performance or stance which negates the oppressive binarisms of the dominant hegemony.” Queer, then, has the capacity to embody a multitude of challenging or oppositional stances, playing with or subverting gender binaries, heteropatriarchal orders, political hegemonies, and ingrained systems of meaning. Queer can be playful, daring, and defiant.

Race, Ethnicities, and the Medieval Ovid | ICMS 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:56pm
Societas Ovidiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for a virtual panel to be held at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) on May 9-11, 2024.

 

This panel invites a variety of approaches to the study of race and ethnicities in the textual and/or visual traditions of the medieval Ovid. Proposals might consider, but are not limited to:

Premodern Digital Ecologies | 59th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 9-11, 2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:56pm
Aylin Malcolm & Andrew Richmond (Co-Organizers), along with Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The intersection of the digital and environmental humanities speaks to our current moment: we live amid ecological changes that we seek to understand, mitigate, and publicize through new technologies. Medieval studies has long been at the forefront of the digital humanities, while ecocriticism and environmental history have advanced our understanding of how medieval people conceived of the nonhuman world. Recently, these threads have come together in adapting modern digital tools to study premodern experiences of local and evolving environments. Our panel centers this exciting area of study in anticipation of a forthcoming issue of Digital Philology on the same topic.

A Light in the Fog: Creative Writing about Adoption

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:56pm
Jerry Wemple
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

 

Poets and Writers: consider submitting for a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, March 7-10, 2024, in Boston. Panelists will read original work focused on some aspect of adoption and participate in a discussion. To submit an abstract, go to https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20738 or the NeMLA website and look for panel 20738. Submission deadline is September 30. 

 

Deadline Extended! Writing, Thinking, and Learning with AI: Exploring Relationships of Rhetoric and Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2023 - 1:14pm
SUNY Council on Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2023

“Writing, Thinking, and Learning with AI: Exploring Relationships of Rhetoric and Artificial Intelligence” 
Join us October 13–14, 2023, for a virtual conference hosted by the SUNY Council on Writing and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University.

Emily Dickinson's (In)Security

updated: 
Sunday, August 6, 2023 - 2:39pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

The Emily Dickinson International Society panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference (November 9–11, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia) seeks submissions on any aspect of Dickinson studies. Abstracts related to the conference theme of (In)Security are particularly welcome. Creative as well as critical work will be considered, and submissions from graduate students are encouraged. By September 1, please submit an abstract, CV, and any A/V requirements to Trisha Kannan at trisha@concisionmatters.com.

Robot Theater

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Chapter submissions for co-edited anthology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

 

Seeking chapter submissions for a co-edited anthology on "Robot Theater" for consideration with Routledge for Fall 2024.

Abstracts (of approx 300 words) and a short author's bio are to be submitted to Eric Mullis (mullise@queens.edu) or Hilary Bergen (hilary.bergen@gmail.com) by Aug. 15, 2023. 

CFP:

2024 Conference on John Milton

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Conference on John Milton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

2024 Conference on John Milton

The 2024 Conference on John Milton will take place June 10-12, 2024, in conjunction with the Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SMRS) at Saint Louis University. The official call for papers and the conference poster will appear in late October, and the portal for submitting abstracts of proposed papers, panel sessions, and roundtables will open shortly afterwards in early November. The deadline for abstract submissions will be December 31, 2023. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by February 15, 2024.

The conference is sponsored by Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Intersectional Crime Fiction: Investigating the Genre (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Justine Dymond/Springfield College & Margot Douaihy/Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel examines the continuum of intersectional crime fiction writing in a U.S. context, illuminating the methods, exemplary texts, and narrative strategies that embrace inclusive tenets and movements, from Black Lives Matter to LGBTQ+ rights to #ownvoices and neurodivergence. The panel aims to investigate the possibilities and challenges presented by the incorporation of diverse social identities and critique of power structures within narrative cartography. This inquiry entails an exploration of how marginalized identities, including racial, gender, health status, veteran status, and class, are represented and interrogated within the broad range of crime fiction writing.

(Re)reading feminist speculative fiction post-Roe v. Wade (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Justine Dymond/Springfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the introduction to the collection Technologies of Speculative Fiction (2022), Sherryl Vint writes, “The same technologies that now give women more options regarding reproductive choices are simultaneously utilized by the Christian Right to agitate for regressive legislation that would limit reproductive options even more.” As we experience the continued narrowing of legal access to abortion as enabled by reproductive technologies, such as the attempt to overturn the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, how do feminist envisionings of the future help us re-frame our current political reality? This session seeks paper proposals that explore the experience of (re)reading feminist speculative fiction in the current post-Roe v. Wade climate.

'So It Is Written': The Subversion of Indigenous Culture through Documentation

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Adam DePaul / NeMLA Convention '23
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Many Indigenous communities have suffered, and continue to suffer, dire consequences from the dominant trend of ascribing primary value to the written word, considering what is not recorded as surplus data. These consequences can result either from what is selected for inclusion in the Written Record, or from what is omitted; in either case, the problem stems from a dominant culture that values the written word over knowledge transmitted through the oral tradition or held by living, unpublished knowledge keepers.

Bob Dylan – Questions on Masculinity

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Anne Marie Mai/University of Southern Denmark and Erin Callahan/San Jacinto College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Bob Dylan –   Questions on Masculinity

Bob Dylan turned 80 in 2021, still active and still the subject of controversy. People love both to hate and to love the old songwriter, musician, artist, and Nobel Prize winner. Dylan is one of the world's biggest celebrities, a riddle who prefers to surprise rather than to live up to the expectations of the audience or the media. His songs have since long become classics in the songbooks of world literature, and questions on masculinity have been raised in relation to Dylan as a star and as an artist.

This seminar is inspired by the germinating discussions on gender and masculinity in Dylan’s songs, performance, artwork, and stardom.

CfA: "Trash: Cycles of the Im_Material" On_Culture Issue 17 Autumn 2024

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Call for Abstracts for Issue 17 (Autumn 2024)

Trash: Cycles of the Im_Material

Guest Editors: Marco Presago, Juliane Saupe, Tobias Schädel 

Balkanising Classics: Theorising a New Perspective on Greco-Roman Antiquity

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Two conceptual territories bracket Europe’s imaginary geography: Greco-Roman Antiquity and the modern Balkans. According to Artemis Leontis, an “abstract principle of territorial identification” ties the political and cultural life of both modern Hellas and Western Europe to ancient Greek civilization. Rome has similarly been at the center of “a long and ongoing tradition of appropriating classical history and literature” to foster imperialist “narrative[s] of the exceptional progress” (Barnard). In comparison, the space of the Balkans seems peripheral to the project of European identity.

Framing the Unreal: Exploring Graphic/Visual Science Fiction & Fantasy

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
International Comparative Literature Research Committee on Comics Studies & Graphic Narrative/Universite Ca Foscari
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2024

 An international conference organized by the Laboratorio per lo Studio letterario del fumetto at Ca’ Foscari University and the International Comparative Literature Association Standing Research Committee on Comics Studies & Graphic NarrativeCa' Foscari University, Venice, ITALY - 13-15 November 2024 Andrew Milner, in Locating Science Fiction, argued that “the category SF applies [...] across a whole range of forms, from the novel and short story to pulp fiction and the comic book, from radio serial and television series to drama and film, from examinable set text to rock album”.

Call for Book chapters on : Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Memory Studies in Digital Age

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Centre for Memory Studies and Storytelling, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

Book Title: Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Memory Studies in Digital Age

(Routledge publication)

 

Editors: Dr.D.Sudha Rani, Dr.Rachel Irdayaraj, Coordinators -Centre for Memory Studies and Storytelling, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering And Technology, Hyderabad

Email: cmsst@vnrvjiet.in

 

CIHA 2024 Congress - Panel "Rethinking the Form-Matter Nexus after the Material Turn"

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

CIHA 2024 Congress call for Papers

 

The Call for papers for the 36th Congress of the Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA) is open. We welcome papers for the panel “Rethinking the Form-Matter Nexus after the Material Turn”. [https://www.cihalyon2024.fr/en/call-for-papers/thinking-about-matter-1-p....

 

Robots, AI, and Labor: On the Future of Work

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

CFP:

Robots, AI, and Labor: On the Future of Work

Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) annual convention

Boston, MA

March 7-10, 2024

 

Youngsters 3: Undisciplined

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Association for Research in Cultures of Young People (ARCYP)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Following our first two Youngsters conferences in Vancouver (2016) and Toronto (2019), the Association for Research in Cultures of Young People invites paper, panel, and roundtable proposals for Youngsters 3: Undisciplined to be held at the University of Calgary from June 6-8, 2024.

Youngsters 3 is a celebration of the unruly, the irreverent, and the defiant as these qualities pertain to young people, the social and imaginative worlds they inhabit and create, and the many scholarly discourses that aim to study them.

Screening Social and Economic Transformations in East-Central Europe: Film and Television as Writers and Rewriters of post-1989 History

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Babes-Bolyai University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Screening Social and Economic Transformations in East-Central Europe: Film and
Television as Writers and Rewriters of post-1989 History

Cluj-Napoca, Babes-Bolyai University, November 10-11, 2023

Abstracts submission deadline: August 15, 2023
Conference dates: November 10-11, 2023

Early Modern England on Film: Appropriation, Adaptation, and Translation

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the field of Shakespearean studies, attempts to make Shakespeare more accessible to new audiences often include the work of appropriation, adaptation, and translation.

Makeshift Historiographies: Case Studies in HIV/AIDS Cultural Archives

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Kyle Croft and Jackson Davidow @ College Art Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

For hundreds of artists who died of AIDS-related causes, only scant traces of their work—if any at all—exist in institutional archival repositories. Therefore, art-historical work revolving around the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic has often called for inventive archival methods that blend traditional forms of research with community work and emotional labor. Over the last fifteen years, scholars and activists have contended with the gaps and erasures in such archives as well as the geographic, racial, and gender biases that have characterized many historical projects. In so doing, many have necessarily drawn on and even created community-based repositories, personal collections, and oral history initiatives.

Making Space: Women’s Agency within a Patriarchal Hegemony

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

It is often said that well-behaved women seldom make history. Yet, simply because they are not the subject of multivolume biographies does not mean that “well-behaved” women did not have agency in their daily lives. This panel seeks to highlight the agentic force of the medieval women who did not subvert the patriarchal norms of their time. How did medieval women make use of patriarchal norms to their own advantage? Specifically, how did religious women, lay or monastic, live their own lives, create their own spaces, and make their own choices within the medieval patriarchal hegemony?

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