Time, as a mode of configuring the social, has long been of scholarly concern— such as Durkheim (1912)’s illustration of how regular rhythmic collective gathering provokes the idea of the social in individuals or, more recently, Elizabeth Freeman’s (2019) illustration of how senses of time are instrumental to becoming social in a mode she calls hypersociability, a way of imagining queerness not as antirelational, but as hypersocial.
MLA 2025 (9-12 January)
New Orleans, LA, USA
Panel: Performing Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in Medieval and Renaissance Drama
The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) has a guaranteed session at the 2025 MLA Annual Convention (9-12 January). New Orleans, LA, USA–the location of the 2025 conference–boasts a rich history forged through the comingling of diverse ethnicities, races, religions, and identities. In concert with this history of New Orleans, the MRDS panel organizers seek papers that analyze cultural and linguistic mixing on Medieval and Early Modern stages. Possible topics include (and are not limited to):
The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for our Allied Session at the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference. The conference will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from September 19-21, 2022. More information regarding the conference can be found here.
Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:
- Film and media adaptations of O’Connor’s life and work, including the recent biopic, Wildcat, or Colin Cutler’s new rock album Tarwater
- Intra/intertextual evaluations of O’Connor’s work in relation to other authors, genres, and media, or between texts
We're reloading our call for short articles on color!
A dark urban setting scattered with dots of light. Yellow gas flames shoot up against a glowing red horizon, creating an almost hellish feel. Flying cars pierce the atmosphere, revealing the orange smog haze that reappears in urban sequences throughout the movie. As the camera moves closer to futuristic, monumental buildings, cold white beams of light transition to interiors dominated by blue hues. Sequences in the Tyrell Corporation are marked by cool tones as opposed to Deckard’s warm-toned private spaces. How would we feel and think about a cult film like Blade Runner (1982) if cinematographic choices about color had been made differently?
LGBTIQ+ Representations and Media in US Popular Culture: Exploring New Directions, Challenges, and Queer Heritage
Editor: J. Javier Torres-Fernández (University of Almería)
DEADLONE EXTENDED: The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 25–28, 2024. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists. The CAC is presently scheduled to take place in person and does not accept virtual presentations. The CAC is designed
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Abstract submissions are now due by February 16th, 2024.
Conference Dates: April 4th - 6th, 2024
Where: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Reclaiming Legacy: From Foundations to Futures in Coalitions & Communities
This year’s conference theme encourages papers, presentations, and original creative works that explore topics concerned with the intersecting of generational work and identities; what do we build our studies on and what do we leave for the next generation of our identified coalitions and communities?
Submit proposals that speak to the representation and/or involvement of these communities in literature, media, art, games, technology, politics, etc.
“Barbenheimer: Beauty and Destruction”
Call for Papers
Graduate Students in English Interdisciplinary Conference 2024
April 5th – April 7th, 2024
Literary Text Research is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by Allameh Tabataba’i University, the leading university in Humanities and Social Sciences in Iran. Literary Text Research has been established to provide an intellectual platform for national and international researchers working on issues related to Persian literary texts. The Journal is Published in Collaboration with the Association for the Promotion of the Persian Language and Literature of Iran (Ranked A).
Literary Text Research invites scholars worldwide to submit their papers on the issues related to Persian literature:
Deadline Extended! Abstracts available for submission until February 5!
Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference
June 23-26, 2024
Courtyard by Marriott Beachfront
There have been several recent discussions on decolonisation, diversity, and inclusion in creative writing pedagogy and publishing, following the Black Lives Matter movement, #publishingpaidme on Twitter on racial disparities in pay, and reports such as ‘Rethinking Diversity’. But have these discussions led to meaningful changes in academia and publishing?
The ‘Rethinking Diversity’ report (2020) stated that publishers have a narrow understanding of their core reader, whom they describe as ‘a white, middle-class older woman sardonically referred to as Susan’, likely uninterested in books by writers of colour.
CSSA’s 2024 Conference: Intellectual Resistance
The Comparative Studies Student Association of Florida Atlantic University would like to invite undergraduate students, graduate students, post docs, and scholars early in their careers to participate in our annual conference focusing on the idea of intellectual resistance.
Queen’s Graduate Conference in Literature
Date: May 24th and 25th 2024
Call for Papers | Divergence: Departures from the Canon
Deadline Extended - Feb 16th 2024
Heavy Childhoods 2025
Scholars across disciplines have long contended with the generative potentials and the deficiencies of affect and emotions like sorrow, melancholy, compassion, grief, sympathy, and happiness. Judith Butler has shown how feelings of loss and acts of mourning are political acts of subjectivity, of rendering a life grievable or forgotten. Sara Ahmed speaks about the promise of happiness that obscures unhappy hierarchies in the world around us, and calls for a killjoy politics. Lauren Berlant tells us that optimism is not just an emotion, but a cruel relation we have with our socio-economic forces.
Call for Papers: Journal of Gulf Studies
Special Issue: ‘Investigating the Developing Relation between the Gulf States and North Africa’
View the full call here>>
“Intimacy and the Right to Privacy in the English-Speaking World”
October 10 & 11, 2024
Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
“If the right to privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwanted government intrusion.” Justice William Brennan
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
“Crossing Genres, Crossing Borders”:
Literature and Literary Criticism at the Junctions
A Gathering of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association
15 May – 18 May 2024
Inn at the Forks
Nestawaya (also known as The Forks), Wînipêk (Winnipeg), Manitowapow (Manitoba), Kanata (Canada) – located on Treaty One and the homeland of the Red River Métis
THE 25th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION
14-16 June 2024
CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for
the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 25th Annual International Conference:
Call for contributions to an edited book on 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea
July 1, 2024: first full drafts of the accepted proposals requested by 1st of July, 2024.
Call for Papers - 2024 International Conference on Transition and Transformation: Explorations in Language, Literature, Culture, and Translation
Time: November 1-2, 2024
Venue: Fu Jen Catholic University
We are pleased to announce that the College of Foreign Languages at Fu Jen Catholic University is organizing an international conference on November 1-2, 2024, at the College of Foreign Languages. The conference theme is "Transition and Transformation: Explorations in Language, Literature, Culture, and Translation."
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 17 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
on the theme of
Dr Aimée Gasston and Dr Gerri Kimber
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2024, open to all, on the subject of
Katherine Mansfield’s Women
The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies, vol. 17 (2025),the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.
The distinguished panel of judges will comprise:
Emeritus professor Clare Hanson
University of Southampton, UK
Chair of the Judging Panel
The Victorians Institute Journal is still accepting submissions for Volume 51 through February 1st—act fast! We accept manuscripts between 7k-9k words on any aspect of Victorian and Edwardian literature, art, and culture.
For complete submission instructions and to upload your manuscript for consideration, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/vij and follow the steps given by the online system.
Atmospheres of Violence
CALL FOR PAPERS: ATMOSPHERES OF VIOLENCE
Venti Journal - Volume 3, No.1 - Summer 2024 | Deadline: March 1, 2024
Recognition of an atmosphere’s inherent relational capacity is coupled with the desire to control and operationalize; to parse, divide and conquer. Even as the illusory fog of war is superseded by blatant acts of genocide and terrorism, we fail to sense how these engineered atmospheres of violence have long preceded their overwhelming, hyper-visible assemblages.
“Paper or plastic?” Sustainably sourced or affordably manufactured? Organic or GMO? Every day, consumers are faced with small decisions marketed to make a big impact. Choosing either paper or plastic puts the onus onto the shoulders of the customer rather than acknowledging that regardless of whether or not you leave the store with a paper bag, it’s the planned obsolescence of what’s inside the bag that’s left unaddressed. Opting out of paper billing feels great, until you realize that the WiFi bill’s gone up and an electric bill leaves you contemplating if your LED bulbs are a sustainability placebo.
Call for Chapters: IRB, Human Research Protections, and Data Ethics for Researchers
Chapters in this collection will present information relevant to new investigators for IRB, Human Research Protections, Data Ethics, and Data Privacy for Human Subjects. As an essential guide for new researchers, the book audience is also appropriate for new investigators such as doctoral students, dissertation mentors, and doctoral research supervisors.
For more information, visit https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/7175
Call for Chapter Proposals
Playing with Magic: Understanding Disney Games
Edited by Priscilla Hobbs and Jennessa Hester
Studio Ghibli has been Japan’s most internationally renowned animation studio for nearly 40 years. Home to the animated feature films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli has developed a brand of animation that is instantly recognisable for its hand-drawn attention to the natural world, empowered young female protagonists and soaring depictions of flight. Often read as a creator of popular hit films at home in Japan, but as artistically oriented animation abroad, Studio Ghibli’s films demonstrate the fluidity of Japanese animation’s meanings as its travels the world. Making 24 animated feature films to date, Studio Ghibli has enjoyed international acclaim as a pioneering studio for animation.