We hope this message finds you well. We are delighted to announce that the Department of English at Daulat Ram College, under the aegis of IQAC, invites papers for an International Conference on “Modernism, India and the Colonial Gaze” to be held in New Delhi on February 1-2, 2024.
Traveling Texts: Translating Nineteenth Century European Classics in Vernacular languages of South Asia
Dr. Shantanu Majee
Dr. K Subramanyam
The proposed work is under consideration to be published in the Routledge series on ‘South Asian Literature in Focus’.
From Disney films to historical cosplay to young adult fantasy novels to webtoons to viral TikToks, contemporary media continues to shape how younger generations view the medieval world. This panel welcomes papers that discuss contemporary media depictions of the medieval world—whether fictional or historical—aimed at youth audiences and examine ways in which these depictions might shape how younger audiences understand “the medieval.”
The next Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention will be held in Boston, MA, from March 7-10, 2024. The roundtable "A Surplus of Options?: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the Language and Literature Classroom" is seeking abstracts (200-300 words) consistent with the conference theme of SURPLUS.
Call for Papers for January 2024 Non-thematic issueWomen’s Link is a bi-annual peer-reviewed international journal, brought out by Jamia Millia Islamia, which engages with women’s issues and gender concerns from an interdisciplinary perspective. Its objective is to generate debate and discussion around the current state of affairs related to women’s status in society.
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference 2024
March 7-10, 2024
10th Biennial Graduate Student Conference
Impending Catastrophes Through the Ages: Literature and the Arts in the Context of Doom
Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
October 26-27, 2023
Location: The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Dates: October 26-28, 2023
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Patricia Akhimie-Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Director of the RaceB4Race Mentoring Network, and Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-Newark
New Scholar Plenary Speaker: Dr. Amrita Dhar, Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University
As editors of the Palgrave Handbook on Parenthood in Popular Culture, which is under contract and has 15 commissioned chapters, we seek approximately 25 additional chapters (6,500-7,500 words) on topics related to parenthood in popular culture. We aim to foreground Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ+ and non-normative experiences, in contributions that explore popular cultural representations of parental identities from intersectional perspectives, and from diverse cultural and geopolitical locations. Chapters may focus on either mothers/mothering/motherhood or fathers/fathering/fatherhood, or interrogate parents/parenting/parenthood as more comprehensive terms, across genders and in non-binary contexts.
Call for Book Chapters
British Theatre and Young People: Theory and Performance in 21st Century
Gender, Sexuality and Islam in Muslim Women’s English Literature
The line, encased by parentheses in the 1892 version of Leaves of Grass, famously runs: “(I am large, I contain multitudes.)” Extending and containing the self conceptually and syntactically, Whitman proclaims his potential for contradiction as well as the creation of a protean lyric psyche.
Update: Panel for NeMLA 2024. Abstract submission deadline 30th September 2023
Please submit your abstracts for the panel Cracking Impossible Silences: Women's Narratives of Political Conflicts in South Asia, which will feature at the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston.
All abstracts need to be uploaded through the portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20560
This panel will analyze autofiction and autotheory as contemporary literary genres still on the rise, with particular interest in putting the two in conversation with each other.
Autofiction and autotheory continue to grow in popularity as forms of contemporary life writing. Despite their differences, these two genres share a concern in representations of selfhood and subjective experience that explicitly engage and are shaped by other literary and philosophical texts. Moreover, by emphasizing the intertextuality of lived experience, they both challenge (1) the perceived conventionality of more established life writing genres, such as memoir, and (2) everyday assumptions of unmediated, individual self-expression.
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - DUE SEPTEMBER 1, 2023
NOTE: We will consider submissions from scholars who teach at institutions outside of HSIs and HBCUs if the submission is focused
on any of the below topics for culturally relevent pedagogy. We will also consider scholars who have completed studies on the bridge in culturally responsive teaching from K-12 to higher education.
Call for Papers
Transcending Boundaries – Interdisciplinary Insights in Transpacific Studies
TPSN Hybrid Conference
February 9-10, 2024 at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany and Online
Terisa Siagatonu knows a thing or two about not being afraid to rile up her audience. The Samoan American poet and Pacific Islander activist pushes listeners to reflect on what it means to come from a region of the world that is often misunderstood, if not altogether ignored. In “Atlas” (2018) she memorably writes:
If you open up any atlas
[The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 28th, 2023. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org]
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor a panel at the seventh biennial conference for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists taking place March 14-16, 2024, in Pasadena, California.
The End(s) of Originality?: The Transcendentalists and AI
Perspectives – A Peer-Reviewed, Bilingual, Interdisciplinary E-Journal
Janki Devi Memorial College
University of Delhi
eISSN 2583 - 4762
Perspectives is a bilingual double-blind peer-reviewed, annual E-journal published by Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi with eISSN 2583 - 4762.
“To the uncultivated eye a forest appears simply as uncultivated land—an expanse of woodland and heath which has been left ‘wild’ ... But a forest has its own complex economy.” —E.P. Thompson, Whigs and Hunters
New Horizons in English Studies vol. 9/2024
LITERATURE, MEDIA AND CULTURE HERE AND NOW
New Horizons in English Studies (https://journals.umcs.pl/nh, indexed in MLA International Bibliography and ERIH+) invites submissions to the 9/2024 issue, welcoming previously unpublished research papers and reviews in the broadly understood field of literary, media and cultural studies (L, M & C). The scope of subjects includes but is not limited to the following:
Mothering and Motherhood: Past, Present, and Future
Location: Boston, Mass. (USA) and online
Dates: June 21-23, 2024
Abstract due date: Oct. 15, 2023
The editor of Batman… Also Starring is seeking abstracts for essays that could be included in the upcoming collection. Many academic texts focus on Batman as a cultural figure in comics as well as in films, television programs, and video games. However, like all great superheroes, Batman is as much defined by his supporting cast as he is by his costume, abilities or origin. While there is no shortage of scholarship devoted to his most famous sidekicks — such as Nightwing, Batgirl or the many Robins — and his most popular villains — like Joker, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn — little critical attention has been paid to the majority of his cast.
Call for Papers
International Ph.D. Seminar in American History / American Studies
Middelburg, The Netherlands, 6-8 December 2023
The Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS) is a leading research center and graduate school, partnered with Leiden University, dedicated to the study of American history, politics, and society. Since 2003, the Institute has organized regular seminars for doctoral students pursuing research in its areas of interest.
During a roundtable discussion (now published in Journal18), scholars pointed out that visual culture emerged as a distinct methodology. Visual culture aims to problematize the Eurocentric, colonialist, racist, heteronormative, and patriarchal assumptions that enforced and continue to enforce the art historical discipline. This panel continues and expands these crucial conversations by exploring the relationship between art history and visual culture during the long eighteenth-century.
Awash in Digital Imagery: what next for traditional art and museums?
In this panel, we explore provocative questions related to the inevitable shifts that art makes in order to survive and thrive in the digital era. We consider the changes to our perceptions of art this shift enacts. We look for answers to the question of where art history finds itself as a discipline when some argue that art may have lost its Heideggerian thinginess?
Session will present: Hybrid
Affiliated Society or Committee Name: Services to Artists Committee
Call for Essays: Ray Bradbury: A Companion
Even eleven years after his death, Ray Bradbury remains one of the most celebrated and significant twentieth century cultural figures. He worked in a variety of modes, genres, media, and places. His is a lasting legacy of science, fantasy, wonder, and an optimism for the future.
As part of Peter Lang’s “Companion” series, the proposed volume is a collection of essays on Ray Bradbury, his life, works and cultural impact.
The series: https://www.peterlang.com/series/gffc
We are looking for proposals for 25-30 essays of 2500-3000 words (all inclusive) for the volume.