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Caste-ing Academia: The Global Rise of (Critical) Caste Studies

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:41pm
American Comparative Literature Association/ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

North American academia in the last few decades has been forced to confront Caste as a crucial analytic in the study of the local and the global through various disciplinary perspectives. With groundbreaking work such as Yashica Dutt’s Coming Out as Dalit (2019), Divya Cherian’s Merchants of Virtue: Hindus, Muslims, and Untouchables in Eighteenth-Century South Asia (2022) and so on, Caste has become, rightly so, an avoidable part of the global-postcolonial-neocolonial world of scholarship. Recent work by scholars like Nico Slate and Isabel Wilkerson seeks to compare and connect modern racial structures in the US and Europe to the ancient system of Caste in India.

Symposium Selfing and Shelving: Zines, Zine Media, and Zintivism

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:41pm
Sabina Fazli / Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Zines are extremely versatile and shapeshift across various historical and cultural contexts. The term covers a wide range of objects with different aesthetic and material qualities as well as contexts of production and reception: Zines accommodate the collective concerns of fans and activists (zintivism) and the personal voice of the diarist and letter writer. Since the rise of digital media, zines and their aesthetics have become portable: Digitised and digital zines exist alongside blogs, social media, podcasts, and substacks, which seem to exhibit zine-y tendencies, while digital infrastructures have changed the ways that print zines are produced, distributed, and archived.

Chapters for The Myriad Faces of Heroes and Heroines: Folkloric Tradition and Modern Contemporaries

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:40pm
Dr Kelly Kar Yue Chan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Call for Papers

Chapters for The Myriad Faces of Heroes and Heroines: Folkloric Tradition and Modern Contemporaries

We are inviting chapter proposals for the edited book The Myriad Faces of Heroes and Heroines: Folkloric Tradition and Modern Contemporaries. It is a collection of academic essays that scrutinizes the representation, dynamics, transformation and/or adaptation of various heroes and heroines in different folkloric traditions and narratives and in the context of Asia. Contributors can explore relevant notions in the topics of mythologies, folktales, literature, theatre performance and any other forms of arts/genres etc.

Trauma and Memory Studies: Responses from the Global South (Online)

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:40pm
Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Memory and Trauma Studies have emerged as a key paradigm in the field of humanities, social and cultural studies, especially towards the end of the 20th century. The intersections and interactions between these two fields have been employed by contemporary scholars to study human histories of war, atrocities, genocides, partition, displacement and discrimination. Building upon this enriched understanding of the intricate relationship between memory and trauma, scholars have extended their inquiries to explore the mechanisms through which societies and individuals navigate the aftermath of traumatic experiences.

Transformations (CEA in Atlanta 3/21-3/23/24)

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:39pm
Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The College English Association’s 53rd national conference, from March 21-23 in Atlanta, will focus on the theme of transformations. CEA invites proposals from academics specializing in Medieval and Early Modern literature or cultural studies. We especially welcome presentations that focus on the theme of transformations in texts, disciplines, culture, media, education, and pedagogy. But in addition to our conference theme, we happily accept proposals on other topics of interest.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted electronically by November 1, 2023, through our conference management database housed at the following web address: https://www.conftool.pro/cea2024/.

Excès de stéréotypes genrés/ 55e congrès annuel de NeMLA

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:39pm
Hind Aassouli (Université Hassan II de Casablanca Maroc)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Cet atelier se veut un creuset d'échange et de réflexion sur les stéréotypes liés au genre dans les différents domaines de la société.

Writing Faith and Place in Early Modern Britain

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:30pm
University of Exeter
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

Writing Faith and Place in Early Modern Britain

17th–19th April, University of Exeter

 

4th International e-Conference "On Exploring Crisis in Literary and Cultural Studies" to be organized by New Literaria Journal in collaboration with the Department of English, Central University of Rajasthan (CURaj), India

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 12:54pm
New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

4th International e-Conference

On

 

Exploring Crisis in Literary and Cultural Studies

Date: 19th & 20th October, 2023

To be Organized by

New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

in collaboration with

Department of English, Central University of Rajasthan (CURaj), India

 

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANEL PROPOSALS

 Mode: Online

Humour across Victoriana

updated: 
Sunday, September 24, 2023 - 8:08am
Mou-Lan Wong / National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Humour across Victoriana

To be published as part of the series, Humour in Literature and Culture (Routledge, 2023-2025).

This volume will attempt to explore the prevalence and function of humour across all levels of Victorian society by focusing on how humour is expressed, encountered, and experienced in all forms of media and expression.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS : Dalit Life Narratives: The Context, Text and Praxis

updated: 
Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 11:51am
Dr. S. Balasundari Associate Professor School of English and Foreign Languages The Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed to be university) Dindigul, Tamilnadu Contact: 94430 15040 E-Mail: balasundarigru@yahoo.com Mr. V. Siva Research scholar, Sch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Dear Scholars and Researchers,

We are delighted to announce the Call for Chapters on Dalit Life Narratives: The Context, Text and Praxis a timely and significant initiative that seeks to explore and highlight the contemporary relevance of Dalit experiences. This compilation aims to shed light on the lived realities, struggles, triumphs, and aspirations of the Dalit community through the medium of life narratives.

CFP: How We Do Asian American Studies: AAPI Narratives of Shared Vulnerability and Care Communities

updated: 
Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 10:11am
Seol Ha & Surbhi Malik / Creighton University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Call for Papers

 

2024 AAAS Annual Conference

April 25-27, 2024

Seattle, WA

 

Asian American Studies in the 2020s: Disciplinary, Ethnic, Diasporic Identities

 

 

Panel Title

How We Do Asian American Studies: AAPI Narratives of Shared Vulnerability and Care Communities

 

Type: Paper Presentation (3-4 presenters)

 

CALL FOR CHAPTERS - The Asian Caribbean in the Caribbean Diaspora

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 4:05pm
Aleah N. Ranjitsingh, Ph.D., Brooklyn College, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2023

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

The Asian Caribbean in the Caribbean Diaspora

 

Submission Deadline – December 15th, 2023

Notification of selection – January 15th, 2023

Full Chapters Due – May 30th, 2024

 

Editor

Aleah N. Ranjitsingh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Africana Studies Department and Caribbean Studies Program, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY)

 

SEEKING CHAPTER PROPOSALS FOR EDITED VOLUME-

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“‘Nor thou nor thy religion dost controule, The amorousnesse of an harmonious Soule’: Rethinking Devotional Works and Practices in the British Isles (16th-18th c.)”

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 3:18pm
Université Paris Nanterre (CREA EA 370) - Université Clermont Auvergne (IHRIM-UMR 5317)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

                                               Call for papers 

“‘Nor thou nor thy religion dost controule, The amorousnesse of an harmonious Soule’: Rethinking Devotional Works and Practices in the British Isles (16th-18th c.)”

(Scroll down for the French version, scientific committee and selected bibliography)

A one-day preparatory seminar will take place on April, 5th 2024 (as a hybrid event) to enable scholars to present their research. The conference will then take place at Université Paris Nanterre on April 3-4, 2025

Caribbean Carnival Space and New Media

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 11:40am
Hanna Klien-Thomas, Alison McLetchie, Natalie Wall
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL SPACE AND NEW MEDIA

Studies in Theatre and Performance Special Issue Call for Papers

Labour in the Long Nineteenth Century (Southampton, UK)

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:50am
Romance, Revolution & Reform
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2023

The study of labour in the long nineteenth century has enjoyed a rich critical history, guided by the twentieth century’s New Left focus on class formation and experience, and extended in more recent years by scholarship which has diversified traditional and non-traditional categorisations of ‘labour’. This conference seeks to question the thinking by which we identify forms of labour in the first place: who, both in the nineteenth century and now, is allowed to decide what counts as labour? Which voices of the long nineteenth century emerge if we diversify our definition(s) of labour? And, how can the scholarship of labour – or the labour of scholarship – help us navigate the nature, purpose, and value of labour in a post-Covid era? 

 

Modern Hebrew Literature from a Distance - Chapter submissions for co-edited anthology

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:48am
Nancy Berg, Washington University, St. Louis; Yael Dekel and Adia Mendelson Maoz, The Open Univesrity of Isarel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

What can quantification, statistics, and algorithms contribute to our understanding of literary works, trends, or history? How can engagement with data be productive, contributing to traditional research strategies by adding more options of interpretation and analysis? We welcome proposals for an edited volume on the possibilities – and limitations – of applying computational methodologies to the study of modern Hebrew literature from the Haskalah to contemporary times, all genres, including translation studies.

 

Please send abstracts by December 1, 2023 (500 words, and preliminary bibliography) in which you define your project: corpus, methodology, innovation, context, and connection to traditional literary study.

 

Transforming Pedagogy with Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:47am
College English Association Special Topics Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2023

Transforming Pedagogy with Popular Culture We are organizing a panel (or panels) on the topic of "Transforming Pedagogy with Popular Culture" for the 53rd Annual CEA Conference in Atlanta, GA, from March 21-23. We are looking for papers that discuss how popular culture can be used to teach important concepts or skill sets in a way that engages students in the learning process. Some potential topics include, but are not limited to, critical thinking skills, empathy, composition styles, and rhetorical analysis. There is a possibility that panel presenters may be asked if they want to participate in an edited essay collection on this topic. Please note that presenters must be members of CEA to present at the conference.

Victorian Realism and Crime

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:46am
Victorian Realism and Crime Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The definition of literary realism and the key features of Victorian realist novels have long been the subject of debate. However, most would agree that Victorian realist texts have traditionally focused on the lived experience of everyday people, representing the observable world and embracing literal representation of it, and using it to present social commentary prescient to the real world it is designed to reflect.

“American Afterlives”

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:46am
51st Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2023

*CFP Deadline Extended*

“American Afterlives” - 51st Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

February 19-20, 2024 (virtual) and February 22-24, 2024 (in person)

Dear Colleagues:

“‘Without water we are nothing’: Poetics and Politics of Water in Anglophone Postcolonial Literatures (20th-21st Centuries)”

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:46am
Université de Lille, France
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

13- 14 June 2024

“‘Without water we are nothing’: Poetics and Politics of Water in Anglophone Postcolonial Literatures (20th-21st Centuries)”

Keynote Speaker: Farhana Sultana (Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, Syracuse University)

The international conference “‘Without water we are nothing’: Poetics and Politics of Water in Anglophone Postcolonial Literatures (20th-21st Centuries)” will be organised by the University of Lille (CECILLE) on 13- 14 June 2024 . This interdisciplinary conference invites papers that will address the poetic and political stakes of water in 20th and 21st-Century Anglophone literatures.

Choreographic Practices Special Issue CFP: ‘Differing Bodyminds: Cripping Choreography’

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:45am
Choreographic Practices
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Call for Papers: Choreographic Practices

 

Special Issue: ‘Differing Bodyminds: Cripping Choreography’

 

View the full CFP here>>

https://www.intellectbooks.com/choreographic-practices#call-for-papers

 

Guest Editors:

 

Leni Van Goidsenhoven (University of Amsterdam)

Carrie Sandahl (University of Illinois)

Call for Papers for the Journal of Contemporary Poetics

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:44am
International Islamic University, Islamabad
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2026

The Journal of Contemporary Poetics is a biannual, open access peer-reviewed journal. Focused on Literature, Linguistics & ELT, it solicits papers that are global and interdisciplinary in scope. It brings together perspectives on a diverse array of issues through well-research papers that engage with pressing contemporary issues that are framing recent debates in the Humanities. We do not seek an application of theory but an engagement with multiple cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary philosophical paradigms that are shaping the contemporary debates in Literature, Linguistics and ELT. We publish articles that touch upon a vast array of topics including

Flash Call for Papers: Dystopias

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:44am
ContactZone - Journal of the Italian Association for the Study of Science Fiction and the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

ContactZone, Journal of the Italian Association for the Study of Science Fiction and the Fantastic (AISFF), is accepting abstract submissions for a special issue dedicated to dystopias.

The opposite of utopia, dystopia presents a negative vision of the future, often apocalyptic. This special issue wants to juxtapose different dystopian horizons, tackling the construction of the future from different perspectives along the trajectories of gender, class, ecology, religion and so forth.

Contributions can feature any literature (including graphic novels) or media production (film, TV series, games) from any nation or culture.

Abstract submission:

Innovative Poetic Practice in French in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:43am
Nathalie Wourm / CFFCS, Birkbeck, U. of London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

(English version below)

Les pratiques poétiques novatrices de langue française
 au 21ème siècle

 

19-20 avril 2024Centre for French, Francophone and Comparative Studies (CFFCS)Birkbeck, Université de Londres, Royaume-Uni

 

Conférenciers invités confirmés :
Jeff Barda (Université de Manchester, Royaume Uni)
Justine Huppe (Université de Liège, Belgique)
Emma Wagstaff (Université de Birmingham, Royaume Uni)

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