For nearly two decades, the “antisocial thesis” has enthralled queer theoretical thought, permeating a variety of debates surrounding relationality, sexuality, gender, race, psychoanalysis, and temporality. Christened by Robert L. Caserio during an infamous 2005 MLA panel, the antisocial thesis, Caserio elaborates, described a “decade of explorations of queer unbelonging” positioned against an intensifying “gay rage for normalizing sociability.” As Robyn Wiegman warns, however, the antisocial thesis “is not ‘a’ thesis.
Call for Papers
2022 Conference of Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAPACA)
MAPACA War Studies Area
Thursday, November 10 -- Saturday, November 12, 2022
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Princeton, New Jersey
Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net by June 30, 2022
"Un/Making Graphic History:
BD and Narratives of Resistance in French"
Call for Papers
Call for papers - Between XIV.25 (May 2023)
“The Illustrated Novel between the 18th and 20th Century”
Edited by Claudia Cao, Giuseppe Carrara, Beatrice Seligardi
119th PAMLA Conference. Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2022.
Special Session: "Time, Locality, and the Patterns of Life in Shakespearean Romance.”
Chair: Alfred J. Drake, CSU Fullerton (Retired).
Images: Past and Present **5 DAYS TO GO** Registrations are now open for the ASMCF SSFH Postgraduate Conference! This one-day conference has been jointly organised by the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and the Society for the Study of French History. We have a wonderful line up of PGRs in French and Francophone Studies who will share their research with us on Saturday, 23 April 2022.
UNCOVERING AN AESTHETICS OF NAVAL WAR LITERATURE
16 September 2022, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing invites submissions for Volume 10 (2022). For more information, please visit DH at the WAC Clearinghouse: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/.
Infobase, a publisher of databases for schools, universities, and public libraries, is seeking to hire a scholar to write a 10,000-word introductory overview essay on LGBTQ+ literature, from ancient times to the present. This essay will be prominently featured in a new topic center within Bloom’s Literature, Infobase’s premier literary database. This is a paid assignment. Interested scholars should contact executive editor Jeff Soloway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a call for paper submissions to a special issue of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Literature. Here is the topic description:
Bakhtin for the Twenty-First Century, a special issue of The Journal of Festivel Culture Inquiry and Analysis
We invite submissions for a special issue, Bakhtin for the Twenty-First Century, which will include a foreword by Prof Sue Vice, author of Introducing Bakhtin.
Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, Agadir, Morocco
Laboratory Values, Society, and Development (LVSD)
Group on Ethics, Representation and Politics in Literature and Culture (EREPLIC)
An International Conference on:
ImmUnity and CommUnity
2-3 November, 2022
Call for Papers
Call for Interdisciplinary Papers and/or Panels at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference
Newsies, both as a film in 1992 and a Broadway show in 2012, has been a sleeper hit for all of its existence. Disney wrote the film off as a failure when it took roughly $15 million to make and only grossed $2.8 million – and yet, the film found a wide, willing, and devoted audience through VHS rentals and Disney Channel showings. The Newsies Broadway show was originally intended to be a licensed adaptation for high schools and colleges - and yet, the built-in audience was so eager for a Broadway adaptation that Disney Theatrical Productions decided to make the gamble.
As the series heroine par excellence, Nancy Drew has taken up most of the scholarly attention surrounding mid-century U.S. girls’ series, and for good reason given her popularity, longevity, and feminist leanings. Running from 1930 into the present day, Nancy has been foiling criminals for nearly a century, first as a spunky blond driving a roadster and then as a versatile titian-haired girl in a convertible.
Call for chapters
Researching the Influence of Feminist Film Theory
on 21st Century Films and TV Series
A growing number of scholars have acknowledged how the works of feminist scholars and feminist film scholars have influenced filmmakers and screenwriters (Radner and Stringer 2011; Roche 2014 and 2018; Maury and Roche 2020). The objective of this collected volume is to pursue inquiry of cross-fertilization between (intersectional) feminist (film) theory and films and TV series, produced in the English-speaking world of the 21st century.
We welcome submissions for a scholarly conference to be hosted online 29-30 July 2022 by the Troy University Department of English.
Papers may address any aspect of teaching composition to ESL/EFL students, including—but not limited to—the following:
- Theory and practical applications
- New strategies
- Development of paragraphs and essays
- Models and modeling
- Writing as a process
- Teaching grammar within the process
- Language development within the process
- Digital and multimodal writing
This session is part of the 35th annual Medieval-Renaissance Conference, sponsored by the Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, Spetember 15-17, 2022. It welcomes proposals about all topics related to King Arthur as a figure in literature, history, art, and entertainment. Interested in interdisciplinary approaches, such as the character of Arthur in romance and history, in art and literature, and in popular media, are especially encouraged. We also welcome proposals on:
Disability Performance and Global Shakespeare
Shakespearean International Yearbook (ed. Alexa Alice Joubin and Natalia Khomenko)
Special Section edited by Katherine Schaap Williams
We invite essays for a collected edition that investigates constructed languages in the contexts and functions of socio-political power within the broad category of science fiction, speculative, and fantasy encompassing film, tv, games, comics, songs, poems, and other media.
Please send queries and 350-500 word proposals to email@example.com by May 15, 2022. Contributors will be notified before the end of June. We will begin evaluating the 5000-7500-word essays on November 15, 2022.
Possible topics might include constructed languages, power, and
Race, gender, sexuality, ability, or gender identity
LIT Special Issue CFP: Intersectional Feminism and Barriers to Representation at the Turn of the Century
Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2022
Full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2022
November 10-12, 2022
The new Poetry and Poetry Studies area at the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) seeks creative and critical proposals for this year’s annual conference.
‘The British Empire, Scotland, and Indian Famines: A Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network’ presents two conferences on
The British Empire and Colonial Famines: History, Culture, Critique
University of Edinburgh and IIIT Guwahati
Sep 8-9, 2022 and Jan 7-8, 2023
This Roundtable discussion welcomes submissions on any aspect of pre-pandemic college classroom access, post-pandemic college classroom access, or policies implemented in college classrooms post-pandemic which could limit access. Abstracts addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. Due to the pandemic, instructors have all felt the strain change placed on our classrooms. However, these changes have brought to light important aspects of access at the university level previously regulated to individual or case-by-case discussions. This roundtable seeks to generate a wider conversation about how instructors handle access in the classroom, and what has improved or hindered access.
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into margins, marginalia, and the marginalized.
Living in Languages
traversing borders, disciplines, and mediums.
Inviting Submission to Living in Languages Journal
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies
We seek 350-word abstracts for approximately 5,000-word chapters for an edited book collection that explores the impact(s) of multimodal and digital media on the teaching of creative writing.
Call for Papers
Cultural Studies and the Nonhuman Turn
Workshop, TU Dresden, 01-02 July 2022
Taking into account the presidential theme for MMLA, 2022--“Post-Now”--, it is important to foreground the constituency of 'now', and what its discursive urgency means for this panel. While 'now' can be ontologically considered as the transient nature of the present moment in time, which is relative in nature (Einstein 14), its association to time can also be extended to understand the persistence of circumstances and ideas as situated in the present age, or the contemporary times (Dubreuil 44). Laurent Dubreuil links literature to temporality, mentioning how “literature does not exist before but rather after itself: we reconstruct and designate it without exhausting its signification” (Dubreuil 45).
In addressing the MMLA conference theme, “Post-Now,” the permanent section on “English Literature Before 1800” welcomes papers exploring any moments in pre-1800 literary scenes and contexts that relates our cultural moment. Topics may include, but are by no means limited to, representation, identity categories (race, class, gender, age, sexuality, disability, etc.), technologies, political movements, audience responses, and any other critical issues from any period and genre. Reflections on pedagogy and classroom practices that address the “Post-Now” theme are welcome.