Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
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Rethinking Body in Medical Humanities
Fraught with moral, religious, racial, sexual, and transgressive configurations, the body is a potent site for reflective practices within popular culture. The self-reflexive matrix of popular culture’s representations of human body functions as a site for materializing possibilities of varying forms of living. As a cultural sign, body features in both normative and non-normative debates on identity, selfhood, social relations, power, institutional surveillance and regulation. The practice of its representations, on the other hand, traditionally enables a culture of shared meaning-making which shapes how an individual perceives, thinks, feels, and acts amidst the production and circulation of discourses.
Cinema in contemporary India has been evolving in multifarious ways, technological innovations and the multiplicity of digital platforms significantly altering the experience of film production and reception. Apart from the mainstream Hindi cinema that enjoyed a national viewership till recent times, regional films have also emerged as popular forms of entertainment across the nation. Popular Indian cinema is being redefined and in this new environment, regional content is appreciated, new genres are welcomed, and a new viewing experience is well appreciated. Film production methods have also changed radically, with independent films gaining in popularity especially among the urban audience.
Gloria Naylor’s fictionalized memoir 1996 (2005) remains the least studied but most controversial selection in her decades-long literary output. Published by Third World Press at the tailend of her illustrious career, 1996 stands in stark contrast to Naylor’s iconic tetralogy — which includes Women of Brewster Place (1982), Linden Hills (1985), Mama Day (1988), and Bailey’s Cafe (1992), as well as the sibling text Men of Brewster Place (1998) — by centering the author herself in its bold critiques of state power and the ways marginalized communities fight to uphold it.
Texas Tech University’s 40th Women’s & Gender Studies annual spring conference, to be held on April 11, 2024, invites submissions on the theme Gender and The Public Sphere. Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on topics related to gendered public discourses, the representations of gender in public life and popular culture, and all the nuanced meanings of Jurgen Habermas’s twentieth-century concept of the “public sphere” as it relates to emerging research on gender and sexuality. The conference seeks to explore questions such as:
Rethinking Marginality: Inclusion and Ableism
Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt – in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and the University of New Mexico, USA–cordially invites you to participate in its international conference titled “Rethinking Marginality: Inclusion and Ableism,” to be held onsite from 1 – 2 March 2024.
We invite conference proposals for the University of Connecticut First-Year Writing Program’s Conference on the Teaching of Writing, taking place in Storrs on Saturday, April 20th, 2024.
We are proposing a special issue of Post-45 Journal, titled “Race and Animality Reconsidered.” In light of a host of recent interventions and discourses emerging from Black studies, postcolonial studies, environmental studies, and other fields, this special issue seeks to highlight contemporary work on the entanglements of racialization or racialized gendering and animalization, including what this means for the material lives of human and nonhuman animals since WWII.
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Routledge) seeks high quality articles, as well as creative work.
Articles submitted might focus on any aspect of Creative Writing Studies, including, for example:
• Creative Writing in universities and colleges
• pedagogy, practice or research topics
• the processes of creative writers, their drafts and completed works
• the history of particular writing forms
• analysis of particular creative works
Submission length is open.
Call for Well-Qualified Guest Reviewers
The international peer-reviewed Creative Industries Journal [CIJ] (Routledge/ Taylor and Francis), now in its 13th volume and approaching its 14th year, seeks to create a pool of guest reviewers, who possess the requisite expertise, to complement our Peer Review Board and Editorial team.
The Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization at Binghamton University invites proposals for papers discussing popular genres for our graduate conferencescheduled for April 12-13, 2024.
There has been a heightened academic interest in popular genres within the last decade. Scholars have approached these texts from a variety of lenses, and—with our graduate conference—we hope to make space for further research through various forms of critical engagement. In addition to welcoming essays regarding individual texts and specific genres, we are also interested in examining the state of popular genres in the academy, and especially encourage submissions engaged with non-Western texts and theory.
Faculty of Languages and Literature (FoLL), University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, Pakistan is organizing a Two-day International Conference on Language, Literature, and Linguistics on the theme of Erasure, Resistance, and Innovation on June 13 - 14, 2024,(Online and In-person). Political erasure of unwanted individuals, communities, cultures, identities, languages, and knowledge through forced and orchestrated collective amnesia has been endemic in human history. Power has always openly and surreptitiously been involved in deciding whose knowledge matters. Which language and meaning matter to be sensible? Who matters as a human? Whose sufferings matter as grievable?
The Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds invites submissions for a guest edited special issue exploring consent in games. The issues surrounding consent are far-reaching, and what constitutes consent continues to be a live subject of debate in wide-ranging arenas (including healthcare choices, data access, gun ownership rights, and sexual assault). As discussions around consent and entitlement swirl around the public sphere, game scholars and designers have a critical opportunity to explore this crucial cultural conversation through the lens of games.
We invite abstracts for papers on legal/ political hearings, inquiries and investigations in/ as theatre or performance, for in-person presentation at this year's Law, Culture & Humanities conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (May 17th-18th 2024).
Edited Collection: Fairy Tales and Social Critique in Adaptations by Women Writers
This collection considers how women writers subvert normative structures in their adaptations of fairy tales. Though fairy tales, as a genre, have long been associated with conservative values, writers like Anne Sexton , Angela Carter, and Emma Donoghue, among others reimagine fairy tales as the instrument of social critique of traditional structures. The essays in this collection consider the way women writers rewrite mythologies inherited from the past, charting the decline of aristocratic systems and entrenched class structures.
Interested Contributors should send their chapter, an abstract, and a CV to the editor, Dr. Laura Alexander at
International Conference Counter-Image 2024 - Visual Culture and Ecological Thinking: reimagining relationships in the world
7, 8 & 9 August 2024
Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas , Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil.
There is an extractivist monoculture of the way of producing images that performs imagery itself as a mere representation of a given world and which has the effect of homogenising pictures and, therefore, the possibility of performing worlds. How can we address these issues?
Topics included but not limited to the following:
*The Rhetoric of Racism in AI
The Rhetoric of Sexism in AI
The Rhetoric of Homoohobia in AI
The Politics of AI and Linguistics
Cultivating Effective Teaching and Learning With AI
Ethics With Language Generated Programs For Students’ Writing and Research
Global Hip Hop Studies is thrilled to announce an open call for submissions for GHHS 6.1-2, for publication in 2025.
Deadline: 31 May 2024
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Aviation, Entertainment, and Culture
Reflecting on the Past, Projecting into the Future
Editors: Olusola John and Taiwo Afolabi
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Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents
Healing Community: Black Women on The Arts and Liberation Pedagogy
Friday, February 16, 12:00-1:00 PM EST via Zoom
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory seeks theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative in a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural contexts. Of particular interest are history and narrative; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory, queer theory, and media studies; new historical, poststructural, or global approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and disciplinary boundaries.
The Shared Language of Sex and Violence in Literature
2024 Acacia Group Annual Academic Conference
California State University, Fullerton
March 15-16th, 2023
Article submissions of between 20 and 30 pages on lives and work of either Elizabeth Bishop or Robert Lowell are sought for consideration by the peer reviewed Bishop-Lowell Studies journal published by Penn State UP. Please consult the journal page a thttps://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_BLS.html for further submission information.
In the last few years, the Covid-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented experience of the everyday in us. We were all locked up at home somewhere in the world spending time with family or our own selves in isolation. In the absence of the ‘busyness’ of routine public activities, life showed down. In the tremendous fear of whether we would survive the disaster or feel anxiously for our family based elsewhere, we noticed the slow spiralling out of each day, sometimes at the level of the moment, in our lives. Slowness, an awareness of our body and movement, and a deep noticing of our surroundings and our loved ones – in short, a re-cognition of the everyday marked our ‘species’ life.
Affect theory turns our attention towards a re-contextualisation of emotional and affective experiences within past and contemporary constructions of race, gender and sexuality. It leads us towards the para-rational zones of lived experience (sensations, disturbances, intensities, etc) and offers new interdisciplinary methodologies. The study of emotionality interrogates the boundary between human and non-human, with contemporary research in ecological feeling playing with the border between humans and other species, nature and geological formations. This issue is interested in how these contemporary and modern affective debates have impacted, and continue to impact, the ways in which we think about feeling.
We are delighted to announce the EASTAP Annual Conference 2024, hosted by the Institute of the Arts Barcelona (Sitges, Spain), under the theme “Ecosystems of Theatre and Performance”. As host city, Sitges has been a biosphere destination since 2016, and is committed to environmental, economic, and social sustainability.
The conference aims to bring together international scholars, practitioners, and researchers, inviting submissions for papers and presentations that delve into various aspects of this theme and offer fresh insights into the dynamic field of theatre and performance.
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Beyond Nationalism and Populism: National Identities Studies in the 21st Century
National Identities 25th anniversary conference
A special conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the journal National Identities will be held at the University of Westminster, London on 12-14 September 2024.
Re-imagining and Re-engaging with the Victorians
A virtual undergraduate and graduate conference
Conference on April 18 and Abstracts Due March 5
Hosted by Queen’s University’s ENGL 859
See full CFP below
Jentery Sayers, Associate Professor, University of Victoria
“Victorian Activities and the Play of Genre in Contemporary Video Games"
2024 – Virtual – Call for Proposals – #ELOnline
We invite submissions for presentations, performances, and exhibition pieces at the annual Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Media Arts Festival (ELO), to be hosted fully online July 18-21, 2024 by a team based at the University of Central Florida with collaborators around the world.