Vernon Press invites chapter proposals for the collected work, Moving in with Trauma, edited by Michelle Zheng. This edited volume aims to broach the topic of living with Trauma to ask the question - We have always lived with Trauma, but how do we embrace Trauma into our lives? What does it mean to foster an understanding, or what place does it have in the world we live in?
At the end of autumn 2024, the e-journal CLOSURE once again offers a forum for all facets of comic research. From cultural, visual and media studies to social or natural sciences and beyond: issue eleven of CLOSURE will publish essays and reviews that deal with the ›state of the comic‹. Whether detailed analysis, comic theory or innovative new approaches – our open section welcomes a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies of all things ›comics‹.
Thematic Section: »The End is Here«
Call for Presentations: A Symposium on the Music of the Sea
Friday June 7, 2024
Call for Papers on James Joyce and Emerging Fields of Study
Following a year’s hiatus, Joyce Studies Annual has begun reviewing submissions for future issues. Under the new editorial direction of co-editors Keri Walsh and Christopher GoGwilt, JSA seeks to nurture a diverse range of creative and scholarly work intersecting with Joyce studies.
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Elizabeth Alsop, CUNY School of Professional Studies
Cen Liu, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Sarah Silverman, University of Michigan-Dearborn
GEO Conference 2023-24 Call for Papers: Displacement
The University of Maryland’s Graduate English Organization invites proposals relating to the theme of “Displacement” for our 17th annual conference, to be held hybrid/in-person on March 8th, 2024.
Displacement can refer to the forced migration and movements of peoples across the globe over centuries. From slavery to the internal displacement of peoples and the contemporary refugee crisis, the term allows us to connect the literary with the cultural and the political in myriad ways.
This is an ongoing call for chapter abstracts pursuant to a book proposal which I have discussed with an acquisition’s editor at the University of Amsterdam Press.
I am looking for medievalists interested in contributing chapters for an edited volume which will investigate the uses of gold, glittering, and shining imagery in Early English texts.
Narratives of Water: Flows, Routes, Crises in the Atlantic World
University of Turin, Italy
Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Modern Cultures
March 21-22, 2024
Dear all, We would like to share with you the call for contributions to be published in the Special Section and in the General Section of the 35th issue (Sept 2024) of RSAJournal, the Journal of the Italian Association for North American Studies (AISNA). The General Section accepts full contributions on any topic pertaining to American Studies, to be submitted through
The Gaskell Journal
Joan Leach Memorial
Graduate Student Essay Prize 2024
Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2024
The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society. The winning essay will be published in the Gaskell Journal (with revisions as appropriate), and its author will receive £200 from the Gaskell Society, and a complimentary copy of the Journal.
Our meeting will be devoted to exploring the main problems of contemporary literary culture. Embracing the foundational principles of Stefan Żółkiewski and equally foundational, though alternative, suggestions by Janusz Sławiński, we perceive it as an integral part of global social/cultural communication (the roles of writers, models, and the circulation of literature) along with specialized infrastructure (publishing, institutions, magazines/media, the literary market – the so-called literary life). It is also a dynamic system of author-reader relations and a set of dispositions/skills (knowledge, taste, competence) enabling a sense-making engagement with literary texts.
The Game Studies area of the National Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held on March 27-30, 2024, in Chicago, IL.
I. Topics of Interest
The organizers seek proposals and papers covering all aspects of gaming, gaming culture and game studies. Proposals can address any game medium (computer, social, console, tabletop, etc.) and all theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Representation of Diversity in Mediated Popular Culture in the Twenty First Century.
CALL FOR PAPERS (Conference)
Crises in Ibero-American Graphic Narratives: Utopia, Liminality & the Anthropocene
University of Limerick; Limerick, Ireland
2 – 3 May 2024
Nicola Abram (University of Reading, UK) Suzanne Scafe (University of Brighton, UK) Josh Toth (MacEwan University, CA)
Venue: Kaaistudio’s, Brussels, Belgium 24-26 April 2024
Call for Papers
Special Topic: Happiness and Culture
of the Popular Culture Association (PCA)
March 27-30, 2024
(Please note: the deadline has been extended. Proposals are now due by December 15, 2023)
Duke University Department of English Graduate Conference
February 16 & 17, 2024
Keynote Speaker: Joseph Albernaz (Columbia University)
*EXTENDED DEADLINE* BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS BACK IN-PERSON AGAIN! FEBRUARY 12-13 2024 DESOTO SAVANNAH, SAVANNAH GA
Call for participation: “Expanded Practices: Composition in the Postsecondary Fine Arts Classroom”
Co-organizers: Dr. Molly-Claire Gillett (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Sandra Huber (email@example.com) in tandem with the teaching team of FFAR 250 “Keywords: Reading the Arts Across the Disciplines”
The PopMeC Research Blog (https://popmec.hypotheses.org/, ISSN 2660-8839) is a peer-reviewed academic blog publishing short articles on a rolling basis.
ECRs and PGR students are very welcome to send their papers, as well as scholars at any stage of their career.
Full papers (about 3000 words, bibliographic references excluded) on topics related with popular culture, including (but not limited to):
> the representation of specific ethnic / religious / gender / etc. groups in the US popular media and culture (including mainstream, alternative, and self-representations)
Aural Chills and Sounds of Terror: Podcasting Horror
Edited by Laura Álvarez Trigo (Universidad de Valladolid) and Anna Marta Marini (Universidad de Alcalá)
Department of English, Jadavpur University and
The School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow present
A One-Day Symposium (funded by Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant)
Queer Cinema & Festivals in India: Production, Circulation & Politics
12 December 2023
Venue: Department of English, Jadavpur University
Conference date: 29th January, 2024
Department of English
Sri Venkateswara College
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites paper proposals for its 2024 conference, “Body Matters!: Disability in English Literature to 1800,” to be held at UCSB on March 1 and 2, 2024. Attending to the presence of disability in the premodern world, this interdisciplinary conference invites proposals that address medieval, early modern, and eighteenth-century literary and cultural texts. We are thrilled to announce our keynote speakers, Dr. Rachael King (UCSB), Dr. Bradley Irish (Arizona State University), and poet Jos Charles.
The primary aim of this edited volume is to explore the word ‘Literature’ in the age of AI. Etymologically, the Latin word litteratura is derived from littera (Latin) meaning the ‘smallest element of alphabetical writing’ (Klarer 1). The word ‘literature,’ then means, any writing e.g., a medical prescription, usage instruction written on the bottle of shampoo or maybe a cautionary warning on the packet of cigarettes. To specify the particular type of literature we use the term ‘Creative Literature’ (called the Literature of Power by Rees).
Sacred Cultures in Politics, a collection of scholarly articles, seeks to reveal sacred and/or religious rhetoric serving as persuasive tools in the vast arena of political activism. In his Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, Giorgio Agamben challenges religious institutions to use their persuasive powers not for priestly privilege but “to make a new possible” for humanity. In a similar spirit, this collection seeks to make transparent both the rhetorical systems and their use in local, national, regional, or global political arenas.
Graduate Early Modern Student Society
Seventh Annual Symposium
Friday, April 26, 2024
UW–Madison Memorial Library Special Collections & Hybrid over Zoom
Keynote Speaker: Lindsey Row-Heyveld, Associate Professor of English at Luther College
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
CALL FOR PAPERS FRAME 37.1 “Get Lit: A Celebration Issue”
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde, A Burst of Light