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J.R.R. Tolkien & Children’s Literature

updated: 
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 8:17pm
Children's Literature Association Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

CFP: J.R.R. Tolkien & Children’s Lit 

A Special Issue of Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 

Joseph T. Thomas, Jr., Guest Editor 

San Diego State University 

 

The deadline for submissions to this special issue is September 15, 2024. 

SAMLA Conference: Closeted & Uncloseted: Narrating Queer Spaces and Identities

updated: 
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 3:09pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Closeted & Uncloseted: Narrating Queer Spaces and Identities

This year's South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference will be held November 15-17 in Jacksonville, Florida. Please share the following Queer Studies CFP with colleagues, grad students, and others who may be interested in participating:

CfP: FOOD FEST, FEASTS & GATHERINGS

updated: 
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 7:04pm
Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2024

Food fests, feasts, and gatherings address the role of food in events, gatherings, celebrations, and ceremonies. Exploring how people incorporate ideas about food into festival culture, including history, heritage, tradition, creativity, and social and political factors. 

In addition, it examines festivals in which food is not the main focus, yet contributes significantly to the atmosphere, memory, and tradition. It also looks at people's fascination with taste. In addition to examining these notions, we will also examine trends in the consumption and production of food.

New Deadline CFP – IN VIVO ARTS – Issue No. 2

updated: 
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 6:14pm
In Vivo Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

[for French and Spanish, see below]

Call for Contributions – IN VIVO ARTS – Issue No. 2

THEME: UNKNOWN(s)

“I canna’ change the laws of physics”: Depictions of Science in Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 12:14am
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

“I canna’ change the laws of physics”: Depictions of Science in Popular Culture

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) is back with a free virtual symposium exploring science in popular culture. To be held online on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th of October 2024.

“London Calling”: The British Capital in Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 12:13am
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) will be holding a free virtual symposium exploring the city that is London. Held online on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of December 2024.

London is one of the great cities of the world and has witnessed many events, both fictional and real. This conference aims to explore the multiple ways London has been depicted in popular culture, from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

History and Nostalgia: The 1950s in popular culture

updated: 
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 12:13am
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2025

PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) will be holding a free virtual symposium exploring the 1950s in popular culture. Held online on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of March 2025.

The 1950s was the decade where the world began to recover from the tragedy of the Second World War. This conference aims to explore both the popular culture of the 1950s, and how the 1950s have been depicted in the popular culture of other eras.

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

updated: 
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 12:13am
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.

UPDATE CFP Preternatural in Popular Culture (7/1/2024; NEPCA Online and Dudley, MA 10/3-5/2024)

updated: 
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 9:48pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

UPDATED Call for Papers: Preternatural in Popular Culture

Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association 

2024 Annual Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association 

Nichols College (Dudley, MA) and Zoom, 3-5 October 2024

 

Proposals due by 1 July 2024

 

The Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) invites submissions under the general theme of the Preternatural in Popular Culture.

 

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

updated: 
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 8:03pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) The Body, Fashion, and Popular Culture Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference which will be held online and in person at Nichols College, MA, October 3 – 5, 2024. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday and Friday via Zoom. In-person sessions will take place on Saturday but will be also be available via Zoom for participation of our many colleagues.

EXTENSION_From Ritual to Rebellion: The Rise of the Esoteric Avant-Garde

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 2:24pm
SAMLA 96: Seen/Unseen
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

This panel proposes an exploration of how the early 20th-century avant-garde movements, renowned for their radical innovations, drew profound inspiration from esoteric practices such as theosophy, occultism, spiritualism, mysticism, and Kabbalah. The focus will be on examining how these seemingly disparate worlds converged, shaping artistic production across various disciplines.

Fluid Identities: Counter-heteronormative Performance and the Posthuman Ethos

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 2:16pm
Centre for Research in Posthumanities, Bankura University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Centre for Research in Posthumanities, Bankura University

Presents

A One-Day International Seminar & Panel-Discussion in Blended Mode on

Fluid Identities: Counter-heteronormative Performance and the Posthuman Ethos

(Date of the Event: 31.07.2024; 11AM-5PM IST, Wednesday)

Convener: Dr. Subhadeep Paul, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Bankura University and Joint Coordinator, CRP, BKRU.

 

A One-Day International Seminar & Panel-Discussion in Blended Mode

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 2:16pm
Centre for Research in Posthumanities, Bankura University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

 

Fluid Identities: Counter-heteronormative Performance and the Posthuman Ethos

(Date of the Event: 31.07.2024; 11AM-5PM IST, Wednesday)

Convener: Dr. Subhadeep Paul, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Bankura University and Joint Coordinator, CRP, BKRU.

 

Reconceptualizing Religion in Early African American Literature (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 11:17am
Special Issue of Early American Studies (UPenn)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

For a special issue on early African American literature and religion, Early American Studies (UPenn) seek article-length contributions on how 18th and 19th century Black writers reconceptualized religion beyond the telos of the nation-state. The roles of religion and religious thought in early Black culture have often been understood within the dualistic frame of resistance whereby Christianity, the dominant religion of colonial and antebellum American society, is both employed by masters to subjugate the enslaved and employed by the slaved to resist their masters’ subjugation of them.

Extended Deadline ‘A word after a word after a word is power’: The Hulu Adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (2017-2024): A one-day multidisciplinary symposium.

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 8:36am
Northumbria University/Newcastle Upon Tyne
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

We are inviting proposals for 20-minute conference papers on the Hulu Adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s famous 1985 dystopia. The novel was published during Ronald Reagan’s troubled presidency, which witnessed second-wave feminism, anti-pornography, pro-life and pro-legal abortion campaigns, but the first season of the adaptation was likewise released during troubled times, a few months after the controversial election of Donald Trump as the 50th President of the USA, which created an equally tense political scene. Women across the world were protesting for female and human rights, often dressed in the now iconic Handmaid’s costume.

Deadline Extended - Call for Papers - The Northeast Popular Culture Association - Hybrid Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 7:04pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its 2024 annual conference this Fall as a hybrid conference from Thursday, October 3 – Saturday, October 5. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday and Friday via Zoom, and in-person sessions will take place on Saturday at Nichols College, Dudley, Massachusetts

NEPCA is a conference that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, independent scholars, disciplinary professionals, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be shared, as well as completed projects.

Call for chapters: Men at the Margins: Decolonising Masculinity and Intersectionality (Edited collection for Routledge)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 9:16am
Sofia Aboim, University of Lisbon; Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila, University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Men at the Margins: Decolonising Masculinity and Intersectionality 
Edited collection for Routledge - Editors: Sofia Aboim (University of Lisbon), Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila (University College Dublin) 

Osmosis 2024: Sustainability and the 5Ps for a Comprehensive Future

updated: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 12:37am
Department of English, School of Liberal Arts and Social Science, East Delta University, Chattogram 4209, Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

CALL FOR PROPOSALS


Osmosis 2024: Sustainability and the 5Ps for a Comprehensive Future

Conference Date: Thursday, 28 November 2024
Deadline for Proposal Submissions: Friday, 30 August 2024
Organised by: Department of English, School of Liberal Arts and Social Science, East Delta University, Chattogram 4209, Bangladesh
Contact Email: osmosisedu2024@gmail.com
Keynote Speaker: TBA

Women of Color (R)evolutionizing American Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2024

Expanding on the NeMLA’s theme of (R)evolution, this panel seeks proposals that examine the role that women of color authors and artists have played (throughout the centuries) in helping to change and revolutionize literature by and about, literary representations of, and literary studies focused on women of color in the United States.  It seeks work that examines how women of color have addressed and used their intersectional identities to change the American literary landscape, challenge the American literary canon, and changed how they and their communities have been viewed in the United States.  Proposals can also include how women of color have challenged issues within their own communities and used a multiethnic approach to help literature and liter

Gladiator 2 Edited Collection

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:13pm
Rachel L. Carazo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2025

The twentieth anniversary of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator (2000) was an important moment in film history, for it not only marked a great film and work of art, but it also reminded audiences how peplum and historical epics still mattered. The edited collection “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of ‘Gladiator’ (2023) provided insights on the film two decades after its release.

Yet now there is a sequel with a November 2024 release. This CFP therefore serves to build on the work done in the 2023 essays and provide a further avenue of exploration for connections between the two films as well as innovative readings of Gladiator 2 on its own.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

REMINDER: Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives CONFERENCE (Debrecen University Symposium, 2024)

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:13pm
Canadian Studies Centre of the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

“Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives”
Debrecen University Symposium, 2024

 

 

This international, in-person conference is organized by the Canadian Studies Centre of the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary, as part of the Debrecen University Symposium series.

Date:

  • October 24-25, 2024

Venue:

  • Debrecen, Hungary, Main Building of the University of Debrecen

 

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for our upcoming, international, in-person conference, "Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives." 

Call for Papers: SSEES Postgraduate Conference 20

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:12pm
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024

The continuation of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, political repressions, crackdowns on LGBTQ+, women’s, ethnic and religious communities’ rights, environmental crises, and the ramifications of colonial legacies have marked the past several years in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. While indispensable academic research is being carried out to investigate various forms of political, social, cultural, and economic oppression and violence, it is crucial to highlight positive alternatives nurtured in these hostile contexts.

Post-novel/Post-semiotic/Post-dispositif in Contemporary Literature. A World-Systems Perspective

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:12pm
Special Issue 3/2025 Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Philologia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 2, 2024

Many of the theoretical fundamentals developed for literary and cultural studies throughout the twentieth century have become less efficacious. In recent decades, scholars have, indeed, investigated the transformations of storytelling and cultural consumption in the digital age. However, this issue looks to further explore the future of literary and cultural studies from a world-systems perspective with a focus on the alterations of novelistic narratives in the larger context of the supplanting of liberal, humanistic, sense-making mechanisms by computational regimes of meaning.

Call for Chapters: ReFocus: The Films of Shirin Neshat

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:11pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

 

ReFocus: The Films of Shirin Neshat

Edited by Maryam Ghorbankarimi (University of Lancaster) and Mazyar Mahan (University of Texas at Dallas) 

 

Torquato Tasso - Renaissance Society of America 2025

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:11pm
Francesco Brenna - Towson University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

CFP: Renaissance Society of America
Boston, MA
20-22 March 2025

Torquato Tasso

Organizers:
- Francesco Brenna (Towson University)
- Kate Driscoll (Duke University)
- Corrado Confalonieri (Università di Parma)
- Luca Zipoli (Bryn Mawr College)

Posthuman Fictions: Rethinking ‘the Human’ in Contemporary Culture

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:10pm
Università di Genova
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 7, 2024

Posthuman Fictions: Rethinking ‘the Human’ in Contemporary Culture

19-20 September 2024

Deadline for submissions: an abstract of 200 to 250 words should be sent by 7 July 2024.

Conference venue: Scuola di Scienze Umanistiche, Università di Genova, Italy

 

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