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Healing Community: Black Women on The Arts and Liberation Pedagogy

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:03pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

 

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

 

Register here

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nw4RhyRTRluifLP4vjCkJQ

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email

Call for submissions from JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:03pm
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

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

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:02pm
The Acacia Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

The Shared Language of Sex and Violence in Literature

2024 Acacia Group Annual Academic Conference

California State University, Fullerton

March 15-16th, 2023

CFP on "The Everyday" (Deadline: March 15, 2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:02pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (10.2, June 2024)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

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.

Call for Papers (Issue 35): Emotion and Affect

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:02pm
FORUM
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 4, 2023

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.

 

EASTAP Annual Conference 2024 - ECOSYSTEMS OF THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:02pm
EASTAP - European Association for the Study of Theatre and Performance / IAB -- Institute of the Arts Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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. 

Beyond Nationalism and Populism: National Identities Studies in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:01pm
National Identities, University of Westminster, London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

 

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

 

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)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:01pm
Brooke Cameron / Queen's University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 5, 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

 

Contact emails: brooke.cameron@queensu.ca & sydney.wildman@queensu.ca

See full CFP below

 

Keynote:

Jentery Sayers, Associate Professor, University of Victoria

“Victorian Activities and the Play of Genre in Contemporary Video Games"

 

Organizers:

Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:01pm
Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) Conference and Media Festival 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

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.

Special Issue: AI

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:00pm
Alienocene: Journal of the First Outernational
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

In July 2023, a tech startup called “Simulation Inc” released an AI technology capable of generating entire t.v. episodes—including dialogue, voice acting, animation, and editing—from nothing more than a two-sentence prompt. Somewhat oddly (and provoking suspicion that the project might be a hoax or internet prank), Simulation Inc’s website lists a fake address under their contact info: 500 Baudrillard Drive, San Francisco, CA. 

Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature Summer and Winter Issues Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:00pm
Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Victorians CFP 2024 

Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature is one of the longest running journal publications in the field of Victorian literature. It began in 1952 under the title The Victorian Newsletter, and its transformations over the last 70 years reflects the continued growth and reputation of the journal as a key professional publication that participates in the most recent and important conversations in the discipline of Victorian studies. Victorians is published in partnership with Ohio State University Press / Journals, and is available both in hardcopy and online, hosted by Project Muse. 

A special issue on the short stories of Ivan Coyote

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:00pm
Halmstad University, Sweden
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

We are looking for 500-word abstracts for a theme-based special issue of critical essays on the short stories of the queer Canadian writer and performer Ivan Coyote to be published in 2025. The full articles should be approx 7000 words. The deadline for the articles is October 1st, 2024. There will be a peer-review process. Any questions should be sent to anna.fahraeus@hh.se.

2024 EGSA Conference at UTA

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:00pm
English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2024

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: 12 February 2024

Conference Meeting: 19 April 2024  

Host: English Graduate Student Association at the University of Texas at Arlington  
Location: Arlington, Texas

Conference Website: www.egsaconference.com

Beyond Fandom: The Dark Side of Social Media Discourse

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 3:59pm
Dr. Natalie Le Clue / Nelson Mandela University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

In the evolving landscape of social media Hills’ (2017) concept of an “always on” digital space illustrates a transformative shift in behaviour and communication online. These digital environments often exhibit cyclical toxicity that permeates online discourse, which necessitates a focused examination. For instance, Le Clue’s (2023) research demonstrates the concerns surrounding the functioning of online communities and reveals an alarming unchecked spread of toxic rhetoric, intolerance, and hateful speech. The significance of the research conducted for this collection lies in its potential to offer insights into the impact of contemporary communication. 

 

Conference: Tribute to Cid Corman: From Japan to the US and the World, 1924–2004

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 3:59pm
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

International Seminar:

Date: October 30–31, 2024

Universidad Complutense, Madrid

Conference: Tribute to Cid Corman: From Japan to the US and the World, 1924–2004

Our Conference (in a hybrid format, both in person and online) aims at celebrating the life and work of US poet Cid Corman, bringing to light his crucial contribution as a poet, editor and translator of two shores (Japan and the US, also within the European, French and Italian traditions), in his role bridging the gap between cultures in English and in Japanese.

Contributions:

Issues to address are not limited to the following,

Elizabeth Bowen Review Vol. 6 - Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 3:53pm
Elizabeth Bowen Society/University of Bedfordshire
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the sixth volume of the journal in December 2024.

For this issue, the editors are interested in essays on any aspect of Bowen’s writing – fiction, reviewing and criticism, biography and travel writing, or work discussing Bowen criticism. 

Essays should be 6-7,000 words including citations, and use Harvard referencing. Please attach a 150-word abstract and short biography.

Completed essays should be submitted by July 1st 2024.

More information about the journal is available at http://www.bowensociety.com/elizabeth-bowen-review/

Queer Africa: New Directions in Art, Film & Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 3:53pm
Andy Carolin & Gibson Ncube
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Queer Africa: New Directions in Art, Film, and Literature

This special issue of The Thinker sets out to examine the rapidly expanding field of queer artistic production in Africa. The special issue aims to shine light on the rich and dynamic cultural production that explores and subverts conventional narratives and adds to the continuing conversation about queer representation and visibility by highlighting the various ways queer identities are portrayed across the continent. The goal of this special issue is thus to showcase the various ways that African queer voices are redefining and shaping the cultural landscape by looking at how queerness intersects with and is expressed in art, film, and literature.

Call for Chapter Proposals (Edited Book): Transforming Cinema with Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 3:52pm
IGI Global
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 3, 2024

We invite chapter proposals for a new edited book, Transforming Cinema with Artificial Intelligence, to be published by IGI Global. In an era of technological advancements rapidly reshaping industries, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the cinema industry marks a climactic transformation. The swift integration of AI technologies has revolutionized filmmaking processes and opened new vistas for creative expression and audience engagement. This book, “Transforming Cinema with Artificial Intelligence," aims to delve into the dynamic intersection of AI and cinema, highlighting how AI is redefining the art and science of filmmaking.

Martineau Society Conference in Lewes, England

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 3:52pm
Beth Torgerson / Martineau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2024

Martineau Society Conference 2024 in Lewes, England    06/24/2024-06/27/2024; deadline 04/19/2024

The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in the historic town of Lewes, East Sussex, England. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).

Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.  

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Trauma and Resilience in Contemporary World Literature International Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 3:33pm
Tamanghasset University/Algeria
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

                                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 

EXTENDED DEADLINE | Collins and Dickens - Dickens and Collins

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 2:33pm
University of Buckingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

Conference Details

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 Texas Tech Symposium on “Transnational American Studies Revisited”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 11:54am
Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Program
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

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.

 

Keynote Speakers:

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

"Legal bodies, embodied subjects: (re)contextualisations of physicality" Young Scholars' Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 11:20am
Anna Ronewicz, University of Szczecin
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 3, 2024

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

Nostalgia: A Virtual Student Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 10:59am
University at Albany / English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

Nostalgia

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.

 

Patchwork and Authorship

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 10:12am
Alex Gushurst-Moore, University of Exeter
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Invitation 

The University of Exeter’s AHRC-funded “The Art of Fiction” project invites proposals for 15-minute papers on the theme of “patchwork and authorship”.  

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