This collection seeks essays willing to explore what it means to flounder and flop--to be afraid and uncomfortable--and to get back up to teach (one hopes) another day. For this is the precarious new normal of teaching and learning in post-pandemic America, where primary and secondary educators are fleeing the profession in droves--citing too much pressure, too little pleasure--and murmurs of “quiet quitting” across college campuses suggest that higher ed might not be far behind.
Continuous human presence in Low Earth Orbit, increasing expansion of techno-scientific infrastructures beyond Earth, and the extractivist ambitions of the commercial 'New Space' sector call for a reconsideration of the conventional analytical frameworks used to describe emergent (extra)terrestrial political, ecological, and social processes. On these accelerating investments, Vidmar has stated “the interplay between natural and social phenomena in the highly contested yet vastly open-ended Universe gave rise to an ecology of (trans)planetary systems – biological, technological and intellectual” (Vidmar, 2020, EASST.net).
American author Mark twain said it best when he wrote, “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” With the world ever balancing so much to cry about with so much to laugh about, The AutoEthnographer Literary and Arts Magazine is excited to announce its call for submissions for the 2023 special issue, “Laughter.” Submissions will be accepted in any of our main categories (writing, poetry, multimedia, video, performance, etc.) between June 1, 2022 and June 1, 2023 and may respond to the following prompts:
This panel investigates Italian American transnational and transgenerational depictions of memory and ethnic identity through visual culture. Our goal is to invite scholars to reflect on diverse media and forms of representation, drawing attention to artists, authors, and performers who used visual components to narrate their hybrid identities and relationships to trauma, diaspora, and postmemory. Names like Fasanella, B. Amore, DiSalvo, Stella, and Scanga, come to mind, as artists who gave form to visual tropes of memory narrating their experience as first and second generation Italian Americans.
Call for Papers:
“Disembodied Communications: Vulnerable Identities and Caring Connections in Literary Texts”
York EGSA Conference 2023 - May 12th, 2023
Deadline: EXTENDED -- February 28th, 2023, 11:59 pm EST
Call for Abstracts and Proposals
Abstracts and proposals are called for research presentations, paper presentations, panels and position paper proposals. All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically though the chair persons listed. Only a complete submission is eligible for review. A confirmation email will be sent once the abstract or proposal has been received.
CFP Deadline has been extended to February 28, 2023!
VLT #93: Reconsidering Mass Media
The last few years have seen a resurgence in conservative political activism concerned with protecting children from queer adults. Parents and politicians around the country are pushing to pass homophobic and transphobic legislation. These include, to name a few examples, laws being proposed to prohibit children from attending Drag shows, the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” in Florida, and most recently, DeSantis blaming queer theory for the rejection of a high school AP African American Studies course. These contemporary iterations, of course, have historical precedents: such as Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” or The Briggs Initiative to fire gay teachers.
Samuel R. Delany and the City Samuel Delany has strong ties to New York City and Philadelphia. Not surprisingly, many of his major works investigate cities. We seek papers on the city throughout Delany's work. 200 word abstracts; brief bio
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 10 March 2023
Daniel Shank Cruz, Hunter College, CUNY (email@example.com) https://mla.confex.com/mla/2024/webprogrampreliminary/Paper22607.html
Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces
Workshop #4: In search of accountability
A partnership between International Research Centre for Cultural Studies (The Education University of Hong Kong), EMMA (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)
and The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM, Aix-en-Provence)
Venue: University Paul Valery Montpellier 3, France
Dates: October 5-6, 2023
The language of crisis suffuses current imaginings of past, present, and future. This symposium invites ambitious and expansive critical reflections on the concept of crisis and the postcolony across time and space. We welcome interdisciplinary provocations in the humanities, arts, and social sciences that offer the potential for thinking about crisis alongside forms of resilience, resistance, and collaboration.
Papers on any aspect of Thomas Hardy, poetry or prose, 19th or 20th century. Conference Dates: October 11-14, 2023. Conference Location: Denver, Colorado. Email abstracts or papers by April 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org
MLA LLC (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) 16th-Century English (D024)
The MLA LLC Forum for Sixteenth-Century English Literature is sponsoring a guaranteed panel on “Disability Aesthetics in a Premodern Global Context” at the MLA 2024 conference in Philadelphia (4-7 Jan. 2024). We welcome submissions and inquiries from scholars at all career stages.
Call for Papers: How might we study disability aesthetics alongside histories of empire, settler colonialism, racial capitalism, etc.? How did global encounters shape depictions of dis/ability?
Send queries to Penelope Geng (email@example.com). 250-word abstracts due 28 Feb. 2023.
Guest editors Matteo Pangallo (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Will Tosh (Shakespeare’s Globe) invite article abstracts for a proposed special issue of Shakespeare Bulletin on the use of performance in teaching Shakespeare and early modern drama in the twenty-first century. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to:
International Conference on Postcolonial Literary and
Cultural Signposts and Contemporary Interventions
Venue: Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata
The Invention of Traditions in the United Kingdom and the British Empire, 1840-1940
Conference organized jointly by the Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes en Civilisation Britannique (CRECIB) and the Société Française d'Etudes Victoriennes et Edouardiennes (SFEVE).
University of Haute-Alsace, France (Mulhouse campus), November 16-17, 2023.
Call for Papers
Past in Present and Future
Associative Interactions in the Orbit of Memory Studies
Deadline for Submissions: March 25, 2023
CALL FOR PAPERS
A NEW ERA OF LEADERSHIP: DIGITAL DISCOURSE, CULTURE(S) AND COMMUNICATION
Université Paris-Nanterre, CREA EA 370
21 April 2023
Deadline for submission: March 6th, 2023
The 17th Biennial Communication Ethics Conference will be held virtually, June 6–8, 2023. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and the Communication Ethics Institute at Duquesne University.
NOTE: The conference will take place entirely on Zoom. Access to the Zoom meeting will be provided in June.
At this three-day festival, writers, scholars, collectors, and fans will explore The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Written in 1900, Baum's fairy tale incorporated timeless life lessons, and his stories were ahead of their time.
As Oz magic continues far beyond Baum's lifetime, we benefit from fresh Oz interpretations in visual, performing, and literary art. Works like The Wiz, Wicked, Dorothy Must Die, and Amy Chu and Janet K. Lee's Sea Sirens reflect changes in American culture, while incorporating the non-traditional gender roles and diverse characters that Baum ingrained in Oz.
Proposals accepted February 10, 2023, and November 17, 2023
American, British and Canadian Studies
Call for Papers
Special Issue: Being // Non-Being: Interpretive Perspectives in Language, Discourse and Culture
Submission Deadline: 1 August 2023
Guest Editor: Emma Tămâianu-Morita (Kindai University, Osaka), firstname.lastname@example.org
From moving statues to artificial animals to marionette performances, puppetry seems to have appeared in every sector of medieval and early modern European society. Jointed religious figures illustrated the liturgy, while dragon effigies processed through cities on feast days, and popular and courtly audiences enjoyed puppet shows of legendary and historical events. Despite the ubiquity of medieval and early modern puppets in Europe, scholarly consideration of these performing objects is often limited to case studies. Consideration of “puppetry” as a particular form with its own norms and commonalities is also uncommon, due in part to the marginal position of puppetry in Western culture.
THEMED ISSUE: DISPLACEMENT
Issue editor: Dr Rebecca Blanchard, University of Tours
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN 2791- 6553) invites submissions for its upcoming issue on the theme of displacement in literature, theatre and culture studies.
Displacement, in its various manifestations, serves as one of the defining characteristics of the 20th and 21st centuries and remains a salient concern in diverse cultural and political contexts.
International Conferences on
Pliny the Elder: Medicine, Magic, and Religion
Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference Honolulu, HI May 26-27, 2023 Chaminade University of Honolulu
We are pleased to invite panel and/or individual paper proposals for the Tenth Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference. All topics and proposals are welcome, particularly those treating cultural productions within and/or about the Oceanic region. For more information, please visit our website at https://oceanicpopularcultureassociation.blogspot.com/
Seattle Public Library (Seattle, WA), 10/19-10/21
Keynote Speaker: Jesse Oak Taylor (University of Washington)
We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
❖ Elements of style in the Victorian era (design, literary form, fashion, architecture, etc.)
❖ Braving the elements: weather, the environment, and climate change, then and now
❖ The periodic table of elements and its history
❖ The discovery of radium, polonium, and other “new” elements
❖ Classical elements: earth, water, fire, air, ether
We invite contributions to an edited collection titled The Middle Ages and Its Cultural Afterlives in the American South.
SAMLA 95: (IN)SECURITY: THE FUTURE OF LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE STUDIES
NOVEMBER 9-11, 2023 | ATLANTA MARRIOTT BUCKHEAD HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER | ATLANTA, GA
CEA session at MLA, January 4-7, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA