As editors of the Palgrave Handbook on Parenthood in Popular Culture, which is under contract and has 15 commissioned chapters, we seek approximately 25 additional chapters (6,500-7,500 words) on topics related to parenthood in popular culture. We aim to foreground Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ+ and non-normative experiences, in contributions that explore popular cultural representations of parental identities from intersectional perspectives, and from diverse cultural and geopolitical locations. Chapters may focus on either mothers/mothering/motherhood or fathers/fathering/fatherhood, or interrogate parents/parenting/parenthood as more comprehensive terms, across genders and in non-binary contexts.
Call for Book Chapters
British Theatre and Young People: Theory and Performance in 21st Century
Gender, Sexuality and Islam in Muslim Women’s English Literature
The intersection of narrative and science has become a major area of theoretical and practical interest in communication studies, journalism, literary studies, education, evidence-based policymaking and, of course, science itself.
Considerable attention has been paid to narrative as a tool that can facilitate the communication, reach, persuasiveness and comprehension of scientific information (e.g., Dahlstrom 2021; Olmos 2020; ElShafie 2018; Suzuki et al 2018). While we are interested in this topic, it already enjoys ample theoretical, empirical and pedagogical attention. We are therefore most interested in other ways of thinking about the nexus of narrative studies and public science.
The line, encased by parentheses in the 1892 version of Leaves of Grass, famously runs: “(I am large, I contain multitudes.)” Extending and containing the self conceptually and syntactically, Whitman proclaims his potential for contradiction as well as the creation of a protean lyric psyche.
Update: Panel for NeMLA 2024. Abstract submission deadline 30th September 2023
Please submit your abstracts for the panel Cracking Impossible Silences: Women's Narratives of Political Conflicts in South Asia, which will feature at the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston.
All abstracts need to be uploaded through the portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20560
This panel will analyze autofiction and autotheory as contemporary literary genres still on the rise, with particular interest in putting the two in conversation with each other.
Autofiction and autotheory continue to grow in popularity as forms of contemporary life writing. Despite their differences, these two genres share a concern in representations of selfhood and subjective experience that explicitly engage and are shaped by other literary and philosophical texts. Moreover, by emphasizing the intertextuality of lived experience, they both challenge (1) the perceived conventionality of more established life writing genres, such as memoir, and (2) everyday assumptions of unmediated, individual self-expression.
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - DUE SEPTEMBER 1, 2023
NOTE: We will consider submissions from scholars who teach at institutions outside of HSIs and HBCUs if the submission is focused
on any of the below topics for culturally relevent pedagogy. We will also consider scholars who have completed studies on the bridge in culturally responsive teaching from K-12 to higher education.
Call for Papers
Transcending Boundaries – Interdisciplinary Insights in Transpacific Studies
TPSN Hybrid Conference
February 9-10, 2024 at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany and Online
Terisa Siagatonu knows a thing or two about not being afraid to rile up her audience. The Samoan American poet and Pacific Islander activist pushes listeners to reflect on what it means to come from a region of the world that is often misunderstood, if not altogether ignored. In “Atlas” (2018) she memorably writes:
If you open up any atlas
[The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 28th, 2023. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com]
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor a panel at the seventh biennial conference for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists taking place March 14-16, 2024, in Pasadena, California.
The End(s) of Originality?: The Transcendentalists and AI
Perspectives – A Peer-Reviewed, Bilingual, Interdisciplinary E-Journal
Janki Devi Memorial College
University of Delhi
eISSN 2583 - 4762
Perspectives is a bilingual double-blind peer-reviewed, annual E-journal published by Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi with eISSN 2583 - 4762.
“To the uncultivated eye a forest appears simply as uncultivated land—an expanse of woodland and heath which has been left ‘wild’ ... But a forest has its own complex economy.” —E.P. Thompson, Whigs and Hunters
Call for Book Chapters to the forthcoming edited volume, Deconstruction in Action: From Theory to Praxis, edited by Dr. Raisun Mathew, Assistant Professor of English, Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), India. The publisher of the edited volume is Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.
New Horizons in English Studies vol. 9/2024
LITERATURE, MEDIA AND CULTURE HERE AND NOW
New Horizons in English Studies (https://journals.umcs.pl/nh, indexed in MLA International Bibliography and ERIH+) invites submissions to the 9/2024 issue, welcoming previously unpublished research papers and reviews in the broadly understood field of literary, media and cultural studies (L, M & C). The scope of subjects includes but is not limited to the following:
Mothering and Motherhood: Past, Present, and Future
Location: Boston, Mass. (USA) and online
Dates: June 21-23, 2024
Abstract due date: Oct. 15, 2023
The editor of Batman… Also Starring is seeking abstracts for essays that could be included in the upcoming collection. Many academic texts focus on Batman as a cultural figure in comics as well as in films, television programs, and video games. However, like all great superheroes, Batman is as much defined by his supporting cast as he is by his costume, abilities or origin. While there is no shortage of scholarship devoted to his most famous sidekicks — such as Nightwing, Batgirl or the many Robins — and his most popular villains — like Joker, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn — little critical attention has been paid to the majority of his cast.
Call for Papers
International Ph.D. Seminar in American History / American Studies
Middelburg, The Netherlands, 6-8 December 2023
The Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS) is a leading research center and graduate school, partnered with Leiden University, dedicated to the study of American history, politics, and society. Since 2003, the Institute has organized regular seminars for doctoral students pursuing research in its areas of interest.
During a roundtable discussion (now published in Journal18), scholars pointed out that visual culture emerged as a distinct methodology. Visual culture aims to problematize the Eurocentric, colonialist, racist, heteronormative, and patriarchal assumptions that enforced and continue to enforce the art historical discipline. This panel continues and expands these crucial conversations by exploring the relationship between art history and visual culture during the long eighteenth-century.
The intersection of technology and the human body has given rise to a myriad of possibilities, transforming our perception of self, relationships, and the world around us. In this panel, we will delve into representations of corporeal technologies in literature and the impact on understandings of memory, body, and lived experiences. Panelists are invited to explore the ways in which corporeal technologies influence the formation, preservation, and retrieval of memory, ultimately shaping subjective experiences.
Panel topics may include but are not limited to:
Awash in Digital Imagery: what next for traditional art and museums?
In this panel, we explore provocative questions related to the inevitable shifts that art makes in order to survive and thrive in the digital era. We consider the changes to our perceptions of art this shift enacts. We look for answers to the question of where art history finds itself as a discipline when some argue that art may have lost its Heideggerian thinginess?
Session will present: Hybrid
Affiliated Society or Committee Name: Services to Artists Committee
Call for Essays: Ray Bradbury: A Companion
Even eleven years after his death, Ray Bradbury remains one of the most celebrated and significant twentieth century cultural figures. He worked in a variety of modes, genres, media, and places. His is a lasting legacy of science, fantasy, wonder, and an optimism for the future.
As part of Peter Lang’s “Companion” series, the proposed volume is a collection of essays on Ray Bradbury, his life, works and cultural impact.
The series: https://www.peterlang.com/series/gffc
We are looking for proposals for 25-30 essays of 2500-3000 words (all inclusive) for the volume.
The Indiana College English Association invites papers for its 88th Annual Conference that engage conversations about “Making the Invisible, Visible” through the discipline of English and its subfields. How do we encourage the sharing of stories, of research that shines light on disparate truths through reading, writing, analysis, discussion, epistemology? How do we engage English Studies to resist restrictions on bodies, identities, teaching and learning, to resist the banning of books and canonical literature? How do we make the invisible visible, from the unpaid labor of adjunct faculty to the unrecognized work of English students, faculty, and Writing Program Administrators? How do we compose and converse about texts of all kinds?
Call for Papers: The Forms of Academic Work
Special Issue of Postmodern Culture
Edited by The Working Group on Academic Forms
Something has changed about the way we watch reality TV. For example, Selling Sunset, a show about selling luxury homes in the Hollywood Hills area, is the new platonic ideal of reality TV. It presents the glamorous, unattainable Hollywood lifestyle but is grounded by the viewers’ social media engagement with the subjects online. These viewing practices facilitate a novel method of watching reality TV. Engagement is now self-reflexive: drama on many of the shows has its roots in Instagram, TikTok, or Reddit feuds about the show, rather than actual conflicts that unfold on-camera. Other series, such as Vanderpump Rules, Indian Matchmaking, and Too Hot to Handle similarly thrive in this social media economy.
Let’s Talk about the 'Hidden Curriculum': Graduate Student Q&A (Roundtable)
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) annual convention
March 7 - 10, 2024
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2023through the NeMLA portal: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20751
From the Yucatán Peninsula to the Florida Keys, the many cultures of the greater Gulf have inscribed the region with their distinctive architectures, re-formed landscapes, and imagined spaces. Where once the Karankawas constructed the ba’ak, the petroleum complex sprawls with its refineries, tank farms, and pipelines.