Considering Rochester’s vibrant culture of museums and long association with photographic technologies pioneered by Kodak and Xerox, the theme of the 2023 Dickens Society Symposium will be “Dickens under Glass.” The organizers invite you to interpret this theme broadly.
Reading the Reader
The Stobaios Conference
Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Call for papers
CALL FOR PAPERS – LEA 12 (2023)
Deadline for submissions: May 8, 2023
Publication: December 2023
LEA is a peer-reviewed international scholarly journal based at the University of Florence that publishes original research papers in all areas of literature, linguistics, and philology.
We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for LEA 12 (2023):
Past and present changes in gender dynamics
Reproductive Justice in Popular Culture--PCA Conference in San Antonio
April 5-8. 2023 deadline for submissions: December 20, 2022 full name / name of organization: Popular Culture Association Conference contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editors: Carolyn Ureña (University of Pennsylvania) and Saiba Varma (UC San Diego)
“Reckonings and Re-Imaginings”: Imagining and Enacting the Terms Under which We Might Create a Radically Different World
A Gathering of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association
May 31-June 2, 2023
As part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (NCGS) is published three times a year—spring, fall and a specially-themed summer issue—and accepts both scholarly articles and book reviews year-round. We welcome articles of 5,000-8,000 words on gender studies and British literature, art, and culture during the long nineteenth century. Submissions should conform to the most recent MLA Handbook and must include a brief biographical note which will be posted if accepted for publication. Submissions must not have been previously published, in whole or in part, either in print or online.
Call for Papers
Virtual Panel on “National Romanticism in Finland”
March 29–April 2, 2023
As part of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) 2023 Conference (https://www.shsu.edu/academics/english/nassr/) at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, FinnFest USA (https://finnfest.us/) is sponsoring an online panel “National Romanticism in Finland.”
The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture Association Conference, to be held April 5-8, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is December 20, 2022.
Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and graduate students.
The Janovics Center Award for Outstanding Humanities Research in Transnational Film and Theatre Studies
The Janovics Center for Screen and Performing Arts Studies and the Faculty of Theatre and Film at Babes-Bolyai University invite submissions for their annual award for outstanding humanities research in transnational film and theatre studies. The award will be offered to contributions in the fields of film or theatre studies. The award consists of an invitation to give a talk at the Center and an honorarium.
What is awarded?
Date: March-31-2023 – April-1-2023
Location: online/remote, USA
Contact Person: Yu Lei, Gouda Taha
Meeting Email: HRC@tamuc.edu
Registration is required for attendance and is free:
Panel proposed at the 2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”
July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon
What are the possibilities—and limitations—of investigating commonalities between the plant and the human for discovering new forms of trans, nonbinary, and genderfluid sexualities? How might the study of vegetal forms of agency trouble the very notion of sexual subjectivity as something that originates inside an individual, rather than its environment? Given the role of botany as both a sexual and colonial science, how do postcolonial authors create new rhetorical relations to plant life to express not only queer sexual identities, but the specificities of postcolonial identity more broadly?
James Tiptree Jr. and Alice Sheldon
edited by Oriana Palusci and Umberto Rossi
Call for Papers for the Samuel Beckett Working Group at IFTR in Accra, Ghana, 24th-28th July 2023
Samuel Beckett’s Drama and the Undoing of Myths of Empire and Imperialism
Call For Submissions – Creative Collection - Fears and Phobias – Sunderland Creative Press (University of Sunderland)
Tip-tap on your window, a nightmare comes to taunt you. It starts slowly, softly, building intensity through the dead of night. A thunderbolt of fright strikes through you; you tremble under the covers alone in the dark with creatures of the night, the perpetrators of your restless, anxiety-ridden slumber. Are you brave enough to explore fear a little closer? If you are, then we want to hear about which monsters lurk in your closet, and even the ones that hide under your bed and inside your head.
Call for Papers:
Upcoming Volum 4, Issue 2 July-December 2022
International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
Conference online (via Zoom)
19-20 January 2023
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The 26th Southern Writers/Southern Writing (SW/SW)
Graduate Student Conference
University of Mississippi 2023
Call for Submissions
“Y’all and/in the Queer South”
The Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SW/SW) is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, featuring both critical and creative explorations of U.S. southern culture and expression. It will be hosted by the University of Mississippi from 28-30 July 2023.
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society (http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/ ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2023 American Literature Association in Boston, Massachusetts, 25-28 May 2023.
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald’s life and work that provides fresh insights.
This "call for chapters" is for a collection through Lexington Press (which has approved the concept and is awaiting the chapter list). The focus of this collection is mentorship as portrayed in shonen anime and film.
Shonen anime and film is loaded with mentors. Some are insightful, benevolent, and effective. Boku no Hero Academia’s All Might is one such mentor. His treatment of Midoriya is founded in compassion. And, All Might himself is a beloved leader. Who he is before the camera is the same as when there are no cameras to be found (excluding his physical transformation, of course). He is a model mentor.
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creaive Writing (Taylor and Francis / Routledge) seeks guest reviewers with the requisite expertise for its registry of esteemed guest reviewers.
New Writing is one of the world's leading journals in Creative Writing and Creative Writing Studies.. The Peer Review Board - appointed after extensive international review - deals with the range of submitted material (creative and critical). Occasional additional opinions are sought from guest reviewers with the requisite expertise.
The journal can be found here: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rmnw20/current
While interest in postcolonialism has spanned a vast number of sub-fields and disciplines such as psychological explorations of resistance, the persistence of colonial topography in post-colonial governmentality, etc. not much attention has been given to the domain of Indian spirituality as an effective counter-discourse to the Colonial epistemic tradition.
Update on Oct 19, 2022: The submission deadline has been extended until November 15, 2022.
Given this year's thematic focus on civil rights, the Philosophy of Religion Unit invites scholars to think along politico-theological lines regarding the religious sources of "rights," but we will also accept proposals related to themes and issues in philosophy of religion that extend beyond topics related to the sources and origins of “rights,” including the following:
Environmental humanists are uniquely poised to consider how creative texts (including but not limited to novels, short stories, poems, films, theatre, visual art media, and podcasts) represent the imagined labor of reclamating the commons across a variety of contexts. Though these representations may range from realist to fabulist, from actionable to impossible, EH teachers, writers, scholars, and activists can share these representations to inspire new, detailed methods of reclamation. Accordingly, this panel considers how various texts represent the labor of reclaiming the commons and how those representations speak to real-world reclamation efforts.
In answer to the evolutionary portrayals of superheroes in our cultures, histories, and narratives, the editors welcome chapter proposals for selection and inclusion into The Routledge Companion to Superhero Studies, for which a contract has already been signed.
The volume will be a part of the prestigious Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions series: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Media-and-Cultural-Studies-Companions/book-series/RMCSC.
UPDATE 3 November
We are seeking proposals for chapters on:
- Cultural syndromes from Latin America: Locura, Mal de pelea, Nervios, Susto (but not only) in popular culture: cartoons, telenovelas, media, films, literature etc.
- Cultural syndromes from the Middle East/Africa (e.g. the evil eye) in popular culture.
We already have chapters covering the "jinn" and "voodoo death".
We have secured a contract offer with Routledge.
Please send your abstract proposal (400 words) + a short bio (200 words) to the editor at email@example.com
The Pauline Hopkins Society (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org) is pleased to announce its fifth bi-annual competition. The society will award the best scholarly publication – book, essay, or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2018 and November 1, 2022. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the March 31, 2023 deadline.
Because entries will be judged through a system of blind review, we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person.
Please find below two calls for proposals for a special issue and a conference panel dedicated to Elsa Morante. Please notice that they have two different submission deadlines.
CFP Annali d’italianistica 42 (2024) - 50 Years of La Storia: Elsa Morante Beyond History