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The Handbook of Transgender Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 8:00pm
Douglas Vakoch
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 6, 2023

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 6, 2023 ***

The response to our earlier CFP was so strong that we are expanding our edited volume into The Handbook of Transgender Science Fiction, and we welcome additional chapters examining science fiction novels, short stories, YA literature, graphic novels, comics, films, television, games, material culture, and other media. 

Interested authors should submit a 300-word abstract, a 200-word biography, and a sample of a previously published chapter or article to the Dropbox folder at https://bit.ly/Transgender_Science_Fiction no later than October 6, 2023.

Critical Plant Studies Book Series

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 4:45pm
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Critical Plant Studies, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, calls us to re-examine in fundamental ways our understanding of and engagement with plants, drawing on diverse disciplinary perspectives. A sampling of topics appropriate for this series includes but is not limited to:
• Representations of plants in literature, art, film, and popular culture
• Relationships between humans and plants
• Boundaries and distinctions between plants and animals
• Plants and the environmental crisis
• Phytosemiotics and plant communication
• Plant sensation and consciousness
• Vegetal agency

Special cluster on Spanish life writing after the Civil War

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 3:56pm
Editors, Maria Gomez-Martin, PhD and Ana Roncero-Bellido, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

 

Call for papers for a Special Cluster in a/b: Autobiography Studies 

Spaniards across the Americas after the Spanish Civil War: “I am from the Country Called Exile” / Españoles en las Américas después de la Guerra Civil: “Soy del país del exilio”  

Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression: Who Was that Masked Woman?

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 3:46pm
Gregory Bray/ State University of New York at New Paltz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 5, 2023

We are looking to round out our collected volume of critical essays in American popular culture from 1865-1940,  that examine how women vigilantes, anti-heroines and outlaws of this era were represented in movie serials, radio dramas, films, comics, theater, and pulp fiction.  We are seeking at least one additional chapter. The majority of the book is set, and we are in contract with a peer-review publisher.  We are on a tight deadline, so preference will be given to papers that are already in progress that are a good fit for this collection. 

Haunting Lives

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 3:46pm
York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Haunting Lives, edited collection, call for abstracts

Are you a creative writer who consciously plays with techniques that transgress the borders between fiction and nonfiction? What is it that attracts you to this liminal space between the two, and what new writing territory do you want to form there? Your work might be in auto/bio/fiction, the historical or nonfiction novel, speculative history or a hybrid genre. You might balk at these categories as reductive and antipathetic to this genre-defying writing. Haunting Lives is an edited collection that will illuminate this border country, help readers to navigate or succumb to its strange terrain and examine the spectres that live there.

Medievalism in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 3:46pm
Christina Francis/Popular Culture Association (PCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2024 National Conference

March 27-30, Chicago, IL (In-Person)

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Early to Later Middle Ages, Robin Hood, Arthurian Legend, Chaucer, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

[Professional Writing] (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:07am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call for Papers, CEA 2024: Atlanta

53rd Annual Conference | March 21–23, 2024

Westin Buckhead Atlanta

 

 

 

TRANSFORMATIONS

 

ABSTRACTS DUE: NOVEMBER 1, 2023

 

 

JOIN CEA IN ATLANTA!

 

[ Grammar-Linguistics] (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

 

Call for Papers, CEA 2024: Atlanta

53rd Annual Conference | March 21–23, 2024

Westin Buckhead Atlanta

 

 

 

TRANSFORMATIONS

 

ABSTRACTS DUE: NOVEMBER 1, 2023

 

 

JOIN CEA IN ATLANTA!

 

Ninth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Ninth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

Concordia University and McGill University

March 22nd-23rd, 2024


Submission deadline: December 1st, 2023

 

Keynote Faculty: Mary Esteve (Concordia) and Alexander Manshel (McGill)

                                                                                                      

Violence - “Cultural Carolina” Graduate Student Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
Languages, Literatures and Cultures’ Graduate Student Association (LLCGSA) Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Violence surrounds us, sometimes visibly (in times of conflict and wars, directly or mediated through images), and sometimes invisibly, as part of a statistic. With the increasingly extremist rhetoric on parts of the US political spectrum, the so-called “culture wars,” violent hate crimes against LBTQ+ people have surged in recent years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific-Asians and Asian-Americans were targeted because of xenophobia and conspiracy theories. Similarly, the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 were met with violent responses from authorities. Additionally, mass and school shootings hit an all-time high for two years in a row between 2021 and 2022.

American Literature Association 2024 Cormac McCarthy Sessions

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
Cormac McCarthy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

Call for Papers

Cormac McCarthy Society

 

 

American Literature Association 35th Annual

Conference

May 23-26, 2024

The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL   60603

 

 

The Cormac McCarthy Society welcomes proposals for papers on any topic related to Cormac McCarthy’s works

Due Date: January 1, 2024

Please send abstracts to Steven Frye at sfrye@csub.edu

College English Association seeks abstracts for 2024 Conference in Atlanta

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The College English Association's upcoming national conference, March 21-23, 2024, seeks abstracts in the fields of Composition and Rhetoric, pedagogy, and the profession. The city of Atlanta, always reimagining itself, is the ideal backdrop for presentations that consider how these fields are changing and renewing themselves likewise. 

In addition, CEA 2024 welcomes papers and panels that address a wide range of areas across literary studies, creative writing, rhetoric, composition, technical communication, linguistics, and film. We are especially interested in presentations that incorporate topics related to TRANSFORMATIONS in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.

Authorship in a Global and Transnational Context

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
University of Leuven, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2023

Authorship in a Global and Transnational Context30-31 May 2024, KU Leuven (Belgium)

Spiritual Responses to American Literary Modernism--Call for Chapter Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
Windy Counsell Petrie / Azusa Pacific University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2024

Spiritual Responses to American Literary Modernism~ Call for Chapter Proposals

 

At the end of 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise, explored the crises of a new generation who had “grown up to find all Gods dead… all faiths in man shaken.” Scholars and theologians concur that American literature, like the culture at large, was undergoing a passage from a spiritual to a secular outlook throughout the 1920s and 30s. This transition was so dramatic and widespread that that the years between 1925-1935 have been termed “the American Religious Depression.” Indeed, many texts from these two decades present their own version of the larger cultural secularization thesis.

[The Profession] (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

CFP: The Profession at CEA 2024

deadline for submissions: 

November 1, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

College English Association

contact email: 

eja12@psu.edu

Call for Papers, The Profession at CEA 2024

March 21-23, 2024 | Atlanta, Georgia

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on “The Profession” for our 54th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

RISE: Creative Theoretical Approaches to Cultural Production, Then and Now

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
The Gregory J. Hampton Graduate English Student Association of Howard University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 18, 2024

RISE: Creative Theoretical Approaches to Cultural Production, Then and Now Call for Papers

Howard University's Graduate English Student Association

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 18, 2024

 

In “The Race for Theory,” Barbara Christian writes: 

[Visual and Material Culture] (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

CFP: Visual and Material Culture at CEA 2024

deadline for submissions: 

November 1, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

College English Association

contact email: 

eja12@psu.edu

Call for Papers, Visual and Material Culture at CEA 2024

March 21-23, 2024 | Atlanta, Georgia

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

Online Midwinter Seminar 2024: Something Mighty Queer

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

We invite submissions for an online conference that focuses on queerness in fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction or other mythopoeic work. This can be queer representation within the work or engaging with mythopoeia through queer theory. “Queerness” is an intentionally ambiguous term, demonstrating the diversity of queer experiences, and the necessity of situating queerness as a liminal, complex paradigm. Queer theory is wider than the study of gender identity or sexuality, extending to taking positions against normativity and dominant modes of thought, and engaging with the indefinite. 

 

Aspects of this topic might include but are certainly not limited to any of the following:

Deadline Extended: Visions of Racial Justice and Childhood Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Rutgers University-Camden, Department of Childhood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden seeks proposals for a multidisciplinary conference on Visions of Racial Justice and Childhood to be held in Camden, NJ, USA, on June 6 to June 8, 2024. This conference invites presentations that consider how different social actors and entities, including (but not limited to) governments, corporations, non- governmental organizations, and activist groups, have envisioned racial justice in relation to childhood and youth. What visions of racial justice are sustained, contested, and otherwise engaged across children’s literature, media, and popular culture?

20th Annual Tolkien at UVM Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Tolkien at University of Vermont
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Tolkien at UVM 2024!

The Psychologies of Middle-earth

Saturday, April 13, 2024 (8:30-5:30)

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401

(Hybrid Conference: In-person and virtual/ TEAMS)

This is our 20th annual conference. The theme is The Psychologies of Middle-earth. We are excited to have Dr Sara Brown as our keynote!

Abstracts can cover various applications of psychology including myth, religion, art, sexuality, world building, race and ethnicity, feminism,

queer theory, class consciousness, ideology, PTSD, trauma, desire, disability, and much more.  

 

Saints English Graduate Conference 2024 at the University of St Andrews: Play and Pleasure

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
School of English, University of St Andrews
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Does play guarantee pleasure? Does work preclude pleasure? Do you have a guilty pleasure?

This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore the dynamic relationships between play and pleasure in various literary and cultural contexts, while critically examining the contemporary debates surrounding these themes. We encourage submissions that emphasise their interconnectedness rather than treating them as separate entities. In this light, we invite scholars to redefine, subvert, or “play” with these terms.

What are your pronouns? And why does it matter?

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Université Paul-Valéry - Montpellier 3
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Dear all, Please find below a call for proposals for the international interdisciplinary conference: "What are your pronouns? And why does it matter?", to be held at Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3, France, 17th-18th October 2024. Please note that the language of the conference is English. Comparative approaches are welcome, as long as the focus is on English. Proposals of around 300 words to be sent to whypronounsmatter2024@gmail.com before 15th February 2024 All the best,Ann Coady and Sandrine Sorlin. 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

“WHO’S IN, WHO’S OUT”: COMMUNITY AND DIVERSITY IN SHAKESPEARE

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Shakespeare Seminar (German Shakespeare Society)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Time and again, Shakespeare demonstrates the frailty and contingency of the many historical and “imagined” communities (Anderson) that feature in his works. Many of his plays revolve around the conflict between individuals and society, depicting the bonds between friends, lovers, family members or even whole nations being put to the test by desire, jealousy, and ambition. If Shakespeare’s communities are unstable to begin with, then discussions of diversity bring to light that very instability even further. His works have been both hailed for showcasing the universality of human nature and critiqued for implicitly reinforcing a Western, Eurocentric world view.

Narratives of Health and Illness: Care and Power Within, Against and Beyond Medicine

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Burcu Alkan, Forum Transregionale Studien
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

We recently launched a blog series on medical and health humanities with an emphasis on the Global South. The blog series aims to bring together the multitude of discussions and expressive models of health and illness in order to explore interdisciplinary encounters and contestations related to agency, discourse, and power structures. We seek critical engagements within the framework of medical humanities for a more inclusive conception of health care and well-being that opens up a space for personal accounts of medicalized subjects on the margins of the medical establishment. The series emphasizes that embodiedness of health and illness belongs to the realm of narrativity both as personal experience and as part of medical epistemology.

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