"The greatest event of our age is the meeting of cultures, meeting of civilizations, meeting of different points of view, making us understand that we should not adhere to any one kind of single faith, but respect diversity of belief. Our attempt should always be to cooperate, to bring together people, to establish friendship and have some kind of a right world in which we can live together in happiness, harmony and friendship. Let us therefore realize that this increasing maturity should express itself in this capacity to understand what other points of view are’?"- Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection
SCREEN STORYTELLERS: The Works of Steven Moffat
Edited by William Rabkin
This edited volume on the works of Steven Moffat will be the second book in a new series to be published by Bloomsbury Academic. Seeking 250-word abstracts for previously unpublished essays on films and television series created by Moffat. Final essays will be 3,000-3,500 words, written for an audience of student readers, and will be due Spring/Summer 2024.
The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society welcomes submissions from scholars who are interested in discussing the future of single-author societies at a roundtable discussion at SAMLA 95 in 2023.
Edith Wharton Review, the peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed, scholarly journal of the Edith Wharton Society, welcomes submissions on Edith Wharton, Wharton in the context of other authors, and literary and cultural trends, and Wharton in relation to other writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from a broad range of theoretical perspectives including transmedial approaches.
Most academic disciplines today remain entrenched in a lack of epistemic trust. The theories and methods through which knowledge production is validated are still determined at the centers of global academic production, while some epistemologies, counted as 'peripheral', are prevented from disseminating beyond their national borders. Non-Western epistemologies are stunted by hegemony and the pervasiveness of anthropocentric Western thought and are thus not central in the shaping of academic fields.
Victorian Review invites submissions for a special issue devoted to the topic of “Videogames and Victorian Studies.” This issue will consider how game texts interact with Victorian genres, aesthetics, and literary themes by commenting on or critiquing their original contexts. Articles will examine how the embodied, user-driven mode of storytelling employed by videogames can offer new engagements with the era’s many lingering legacies in the present. This includes, but is not limited to, questions of class, race, gender and sexuality, colonialism, the professionalization of science, ableist modes of reading, etc.
SURPLUS is the keyword for the 2024 NeMLA convention for critical and creative work that, in addition to the commonly associated meanings of profit and value, can be more broadly construed as excess or excessive, as surfeit, or what is leftover, or unwanted: an excess of emotion (anger, fear, passion, desire), for example; or surplus time (leisure or its absence); or populations rendered "surplus"- migrants, the marginalized, the unemployed, the incarcerated.
Panel for Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in Portland, OR. October 26 – 29 2023.
Abortion in International Popular Culture--Soliciting Abstracts
Deadline Extended to June 30th!
Bending Metal: Metal Scenes during and after COVID
deadline for submissions:
August 15, 2023
full name / name of organization:
Bryan Bardine/University of Dayton/ Jerome Stueart
Bending Metal: Global Metal Scenes during and after COVID
Proposals due: August 15, 2023
Continuing our work examining metal scenes and with a contract with Lexington Press we propose the following project:
2024 ASAC Biennial Conference CFP
Conference Theme: Adoption Belonging, Brown University, April 4–6, 2024
This session brings together literary studies and the study of human sensation to question how literature acts as a representation or conduit of sensory knowledge. How can literature challenge our perspectives through unconventional representations of sensation? What are sensory aesthetics? What role do the senses play in eliciting feeling? How can recentering sensation open new pathways and epistemologies of identity and difference? The study of literature and sensation is particularly fertile grounds for the study of perspective: how do our senses shape our perspective? How does the separation of the senses into five distinct categories, as is it commonly depicted, foreclose possibilities for more complex depictions of human experience?
This session seeks to answer the question: in what ways do queer and trans writers revise and recreate established generic modes and forms (or fashion entirely new ones) to depict queer and trans stories? How are queer and trans writers (especially queer and trans writers of color, disabled writers, and the global working class) experimenting with genre and aesthetics to depict intersectional queer and trans experiences? In a time of unprecedented legislative attacks against queer and trans people in the United States, this panel turns its attention to the ways that writers work formally to tell the stories of queer and trans lives amidst ongoing social and legislative hostilities.
This is a Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA) Study Day at the University of Birmingham (UK) on 15 September 2023.
KEYNOTE: Dr Eleanor Dobson (Associate Prof in English Literature at the University of Birmingham) Paper Title TBC
WORKSHOP: Dr Leire Olabarria (Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Birmingham) will run a session onthe amassing of Egyptian collections in the long nineteenth century, with a focus on Britain and the Eton-Myers Collection.
SMU Symposium on Poetic Form - Southern Methodist University, Dallas, March 18-19, 2024
“Conceptualisms and Erasurisms”
Hosted by the SMU Department of English and co-sponsored by Tel Aviv University’s Department of English and American Studies and the University of Liège’s Center for Interdisciplinary Poetics/UD Traverses, the Symposium on Poetic Form will gather scholars and poets on the SMU campus for two full days to discuss poetic form in practice and theory.
Seasonal Horrors: On the Intersection of Holidays and the Macabre in Audiovisual Media
The Poetics of American Speech
according to Beat Generation Poet Lew Welch
by Charles Upton
[Excerpted from Giving Myself Away, an autobiography-in-progress;
submitted for consideration to CONTEMPORARY POETRY, Volume 6]
I: The Art of Poetic Recitation
as taught by Lewis Barrett Welch
There are numerous descriptions of affect within literary criticism, including those focused on the human psyche, reader or author contexts, time-spaces and places, non-human vibrance, and the notion that affect involves yet exceeds us. Since this year's PAMLA theme is "Shifting Perspectives," a panel with more than one understanding of affect is fitting. Whether you study Sara Ahmed, Brian Massumi, Lauren Berlant, Sianne Ngai, Gillies Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Jenny Sharpe, Claire Colebrook, Eve Sedgwick, Rei Terada, Hsuan L. Hsu, or any of the growing number of theorists which address affect in their work, this panel is for you!
Edited Collection CFP: Shakespeare on Broadway
A new volume edited by Kirstin Pauka, Dennis Gupa, and Catherine Diamond will address the particular contributions made by Southeast Asian live performances of theatre, dance, puppetry, and performance art to further a healthy engagement with nature.
Stefano Boselli, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (stefano.boselli[at]unlv.edu)
Sarah Lucie, New York University (slucie[at]gradcenter.cuny.edu)
This year’s ASTR conference theme of Hope is compelling, and our session will be focused on what hope means in a posthuman framework. This may be an opportunity to workshop an idea for an article or book, in a friendly group of like-minded scholars.
This online session will be scheduled during the first week of December and proposal submissions should go through the ASTR website:
CALL FOR PAPERS
Creative Philology: Studies in Speculative Fiction
A Tribute to J. R. R. Tolkien
We are a self-initiated group that has plans on publishing an anthology on life based in Singapore and currently, we are looking for a Tamil editor to review short stories and poems that are written in Tamil. We welcome anyone who is interested and proficient in Tamil for this role. You will be credited for your contributions in the anthology. For indication of your interest or further enquiries, please feel free to contact us by 24th July 2023 at the following email address: email@example.com
SPACE IN TIME: FROM THE HEAVENS TO OUTER SPACE
The Warburg Institute
12–13 October 2023
CALL FOR PAPERS
In Passage : The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the journal of the Department of English of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria), seeks essays in English or French for its sixth issue, to be released in December 2023.
All the contributions should either be written in English or discuss questions that relate to the English-speaking world. They should fit within the broad scope of texts and mobility and their interconnectedness in the fields of literature, linguistics, and translation, among others.
- Travel literature and intercultural contact.
- Exile in literature
- Literary genres and movements
Victorians Journal announces a special topics CFP on Victorian Hospitality for our Winter 2023 number, guest edited by Kristen Pond.
Victorians Journal CFP Winter Issue 2023
Title: Reading Violence and Trauma in Asia and the World
Series: Routledge Literary Studies in Social Justice
Expected Completion date: 31 May 2024
Expected Publication date: Second half of 2024
Call for Papers: The 2023 Jack London Society 16th Biennial Symposium: October 5-8, 2023, The Huntington Library in San Marino, California
For South Atlantic Modern Language Association, November 9-11, 2023
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) Fans, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies Area invites presentation submissions for NEPCA’s hybrid conference to be held October 12 – October 14, 2023 in-person at Nichols College and virtually, via the Zoom platform.
This area encourages submissions that focus on interrogating the ideas and the ideals of fans and fandoms, and why we idolize celebrities. We welcome submissions from all theoretical and philosophical perspectives. We are open to submissions in any area of fan and celebrity studies including but not limited to: