Digital platforms’ ubiquity and pervasive nature have ignited discussions around the boundaries between what is considered private and what is rendered public. Cohen’s (2012) exploration of privacy in the digital age highlights how technological advancements challenge the conventional norms we attribute to personal space and information. Privacy also seems to be a buzzword of any privately deployed enterprise built upon collecting and distributing personal information (Strauß & Nentwich, 2013). While traditional conceptualisations of privacy and its value consider personal information as something to protect or own while focusing on how information is handled, recent accounts take ontological and contextual perspectives (Solove, 2008; Marmor, 2015).
The Department of Letters and Foreign Languages at Tamanghasset University
In collaboration with
The Linguistic and Literary Practices in the Desert of Algeria and Their Extensions in the Sahel Region Research Laboratory and the Interdisciplinary Approaches to English, African (Sub-Saharan) and Algerian Literary Texts PRFU Project
The University of Buckingham is proud to host a two-day conference on 20-21 June 2024 exploring the dynamic between Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens to commemorate the bicentenary of Collins’s birth.
The 2024 TTU Symposium on “Transnational American Studies Revisited”
The Comparative Literature Program at Texas Tech University will host its 2024 annual symposium on “Transnational American Studies Revisited” on April 12-13, 2024.
Dr. Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of American Studies Program, Stanford University, USA
Dr. Alfred Hornung, Professor and Chair of American Studies, Editor-in-chief of Journal Of Transnational American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany
NEW DEADLINE: 3rd February 2024
“I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even of the same nature as man. I was more agile than they and could subsist upon coarser diet; I bore the extremes of heat and cold with less injury to my frame; my stature far exceeded theirs. When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?” - Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
CALL FOR PAPERS
A hybrid/virtual student conference hosted by the University at Albany
March 15th, 2024
10 am- to 4 pm EST
Official site: http://egsoalbany.weebly.com/conference.html
“Nostalgia," coined in 1688 by physician Johannes Hofer, originally described a medical condition marked by a painful longing for one's native land. Over time, nostalgia has evolved, encompassing both personal and communal aspects, with debates ranging from its temporal significance to its political and rhetorical dimensions.
William and Mary’s Journal of Global Premodern Studies, Noetica, is seeking submissions from you! We emphasize the highest level of erudition in undergraduate scholarship of the premodern past. Our journal is interdisciplinary and welcomes submissions of original research from all of the humanities, including Literature, Religion, Philosophy, Art, and History.
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
2024 Biannual Conference
June 23-26, 2024
Courtyard by Marriot Beachfront | Gulfport, Mississippi
There is a need to reconceptualize queer Souths in the face of the challenges and revocation of rights that the community has faced in the last seven years. While there is certainly an existing body of scholarship on queer Souths, those works tend to focus on specific sites or individuals rather than examining the activism and art that connect to build a genealogy of queer Souths.
This panel welcomes proposals that include but are not limited to:
CFP opened until fev 12th.
Dates of the Conference: 13th, 14th, 15th March
Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.
Plí: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its upcoming special issue on “Continental Philosophy and Global South Perspectives”. As an esteemed platform for rigorous philosophical discourse, Plí encourages contributions that explore the intersections between Continental philosophy and diverse perspectives emanating from the Global South.
Scope and Topics of Interest:
Time, as a mode of configuring the social, has long been of scholarly concern— such as Durkheim (1912)’s illustration of how regular rhythmic collective gathering provokes the idea of the social in individuals or, more recently, Elizabeth Freeman’s (2019) illustration of how senses of time are instrumental to becoming social in a mode she calls hypersociability, a way of imagining queerness not as antirelational, but as hypersocial.
MLA 2025 (9-12 January)
New Orleans, LA, USA
Panel: Performing Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in Medieval and Renaissance Drama
The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) has a guaranteed session at the 2025 MLA Annual Convention (9-12 January). New Orleans, LA, USA–the location of the 2025 conference–boasts a rich history forged through the comingling of diverse ethnicities, races, religions, and identities. In concert with this history of New Orleans, the MRDS panel organizers seek papers that analyze cultural and linguistic mixing on Medieval and Early Modern stages. Possible topics include (and are not limited to):
We're reloading our call for short articles on color!
A dark urban setting scattered with dots of light. Yellow gas flames shoot up against a glowing red horizon, creating an almost hellish feel. Flying cars pierce the atmosphere, revealing the orange smog haze that reappears in urban sequences throughout the movie. As the camera moves closer to futuristic, monumental buildings, cold white beams of light transition to interiors dominated by blue hues. Sequences in the Tyrell Corporation are marked by cool tones as opposed to Deckard’s warm-toned private spaces. How would we feel and think about a cult film like Blade Runner (1982) if cinematographic choices about color had been made differently?
DEADLONE EXTENDED: The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 25–28, 2024. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists. The CAC is presently scheduled to take place in person and does not accept virtual presentations. The CAC is designed
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Abstract submissions are now due by February 16th, 2024.
Conference Dates: April 4th - 6th, 2024
Where: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Reclaiming Legacy: From Foundations to Futures in Coalitions & Communities
This year’s conference theme encourages papers, presentations, and original creative works that explore topics concerned with the intersecting of generational work and identities; what do we build our studies on and what do we leave for the next generation of our identified coalitions and communities?
Submit proposals that speak to the representation and/or involvement of these communities in literature, media, art, games, technology, politics, etc.
“Barbenheimer: Beauty and Destruction”
Call for Papers
Graduate Students in English Interdisciplinary Conference 2024
April 5th – April 7th, 2024
Literary Text Research is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by Allameh Tabataba’i University, the leading university in Humanities and Social Sciences in Iran. Literary Text Research has been established to provide an intellectual platform for national and international researchers working on issues related to Persian literary texts. The Journal is Published in Collaboration with the Association for the Promotion of the Persian Language and Literature of Iran (Ranked A).
Literary Text Research invites scholars worldwide to submit their papers on the issues related to Persian literature:
Deadline Extended! Abstracts available for submission until February 5!
Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference
June 23-26, 2024
Courtyard by Marriott Beachfront
There have been several recent discussions on decolonisation, diversity, and inclusion in creative writing pedagogy and publishing, following the Black Lives Matter movement, #publishingpaidme on Twitter on racial disparities in pay, and reports such as ‘Rethinking Diversity’. But have these discussions led to meaningful changes in academia and publishing?
The ‘Rethinking Diversity’ report (2020) stated that publishers have a narrow understanding of their core reader, whom they describe as ‘a white, middle-class older woman sardonically referred to as Susan’, likely uninterested in books by writers of colour.
CSSA’s 2024 Conference: Intellectual Resistance
The Comparative Studies Student Association of Florida Atlantic University would like to invite undergraduate students, graduate students, post docs, and scholars early in their careers to participate in our annual conference focusing on the idea of intellectual resistance.
Queen’s Graduate Conference in Literature
Date: May 24th and 25th 2024
Call for Papers | Divergence: Departures from the Canon
Deadline Extended - Feb 16th 2024
Heavy Childhoods 2025
Scholars across disciplines have long contended with the generative potentials and the deficiencies of affect and emotions like sorrow, melancholy, compassion, grief, sympathy, and happiness. Judith Butler has shown how feelings of loss and acts of mourning are political acts of subjectivity, of rendering a life grievable or forgotten. Sara Ahmed speaks about the promise of happiness that obscures unhappy hierarchies in the world around us, and calls for a killjoy politics. Lauren Berlant tells us that optimism is not just an emotion, but a cruel relation we have with our socio-economic forces.
Call for Papers: Journal of Gulf Studies
Special Issue: ‘Investigating the Developing Relation between the Gulf States and North Africa’
View the full call here>>
“Intimacy and the Right to Privacy in the English-Speaking World”
October 10 & 11, 2024
Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
“If the right to privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwanted government intrusion.” Justice William Brennan
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
“Crossing Genres, Crossing Borders”:
Literature and Literary Criticism at the Junctions
A Gathering of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association
15 May – 18 May 2024
Inn at the Forks
Nestawaya (also known as The Forks), Wînipêk (Winnipeg), Manitowapow (Manitoba), Kanata (Canada) – located on Treaty One and the homeland of the Red River Métis
THE 25th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION
14-16 June 2024
CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for
the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 25th Annual International Conference:
Call for contributions to an edited book on 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea
July 1, 2024: first full drafts of the accepted proposals requested by 1st of July, 2024.