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Exploring human dominance, gender, and heteronormativity through cyborgs and AI in films

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9:11am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Films have for a very long time been used to form a narrative that may oppose what the heteronormative society believes and that is why probably it is one of the most popular forms of artistic expression. When we think of films like Her or the Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell we see the use of technology in brilliant ways. It shows how easily humans are replaceable emotionally as well as physically. But how well do these films and many others like these refute the social conditioning that often clouds our visions? Is the world of cyborgs too dystopian for humans to survive in? Or just like any ‘other’ cyborgs and AI will just become another way for the powerful in the human world to exert dominance?

Cozy Games and Coziness in Digital Games

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9:10am
Replay. The Polish Journal of Game Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Replay. The Polish Journal of Game Studies invites all scholars to submit articles concerning cozy games and coziness in games.

Laws and Customs of the Early Modern Sea (Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, 21–23 March 2024, Chicago)

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9:10am
University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

This panel seeks papers that address any aspect of the laws and customs, broadly defined, of the early modern sea. It aims to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue about such norms, one that transcends geographical, linguistic, and methodological boundaries. Topics may include (but are in no way limited to) maritime law, naval warfare, piracy, cartography, navigation, international trade, the lex mercatoria, ship building, and the political question of open seas. Papers that consider the literary or artistic conventions governing the depiction of ocean space are welcome too.

This panel will be part of the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Chicago (21–23 March 2024).

The Writings in Philosophy

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9:09am
Thaumàzein, International Journal of Philosophy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

The international journal Thaumàzein will devote a special issue to the topic of philosophers’ philosophical writing.

Is a philosopher’s way of expounding his conception in some ways the content of his philosophy? Does an author’s style reflect his thinking? If so, how? In other words, can we regard the variety of expressions of philosophy as literature?

DEADLINE EXTENSION re- and de-: Prefixes and Paradigms to Reconstruct and Deconstruct the United States Within and Without Borders

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9:09am
Serena Fusco on behalf of Iperstoria: Journal of American and English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Iperstoria Call for Papers Fall 2023

re- and de-: Prefixes and Paradigms to Reconstruct and Deconstruct the United States Within and Without Borders

 

Editors 

Enrico Botta, University of Verona

Serena Fusco, University of Naples “L’Orientale”

 

The International Emerging Young Scholars Online Conference. "Politics and Poetics of Difference: Approaches in Anglophone Literature, Culture and Linguistics"

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9:09am
Academic Association for Doctoral Students of English & Student Feminist Society at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 28, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

Academic Association for Doctoral Students of English

Student Feminist Society

Department of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Comparative Studies

Institute of Literary Studies

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń  

are pleased to announce

 

International Emerging Young Scholars Online Conference

Medievalisms Area at SWPACA Summer Salon

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9:06am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Call for Papers

Medievalisms Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

SWPACA Summer Salon

 

June 8 & 9, 2023

Virtual Conference

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on March 18, 2023

Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2023

 

Spring 2024 Issue (Call for Critical Essays focused on Craft)

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9:04am
The NGY Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The NGY Review (ngyreview.com) is a new & rebranded literary journal focusing on fiction, creative nonfiction, and critical essays that are centered on writing craft. We are back after a two-year hiatus and are now accepting submissions with the theme of AI, artificiality, and anything that is not ‘reality’ for Spring 2024 publication online. Note: Fiction and creative nonfiction will not be accepted until 10/1-10/31.

Just a few examples related to this theme:

Workshop on Postcritique

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9:03am
Rita Felski
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

                                                                      WORKSHOP ON POSTCRITIQUE (online)

Uses of Literature Centre, University of Southern Denmark

Friday November 10 and Saturday November 11, 2023

 

 

CFP Humanities Bulletin 6.1, UK, May 2023

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9:00am
Humanities Bulletin/London Academic Publishing, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Humanities Bulletin Journal - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: April 25, 2023
Vol. 6, No. 1 - May, 2023

ISSN 2517-4266

Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2023 SWPACA Summer Salon

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9:00am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Call for Papers

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

SWPACA Summer Salon

 

June 8 & 9, 2023

Virtual Conference

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on March 18, 2023

Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2023

 

Sex in Contemporary Media: An Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 8:59am
Polina Zelmanova/ University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 29, 2023

SEX IN CONTEMPORARY MEDIA: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE 

4-6 October 2023, University of Warwick

 

Submission deadline: 29 May 2023

 

The Mysterious Mrs Christie: Evidence, Elusion, Afterlives

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 8:58am
University of Exeter
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2023

A 1.5-day international conference at the University of Exeter and Exeter Library (UK)

 

12-13 September 2023

  

 

Keynote Speakers: Dr Mark Aldridge, Solent University and Prof. Michelle M. Kazmer, Florida State University

 

CFP: "Communal practices of joy and sorrow in Africa and the diaspora."

updated: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 8:57am
Olabode Ibironke
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Panel Sponsored by the African Languages, Literatures, and Cultures since 1990 Forum:

Modern Language Association Conference 2024 (Philadelphia)

We invite papers on shared experiences of catharsis and purgation; dance and participatory art as tropes of identity, homecoming, and healing; Truth and Reconciliation; digital culture and affective communities, etc., 

Send 250-word abstracts and CV to Bode Ibironke <oi26@rutgers.edu> by March 22. 

Panel for UW-Madison Conference on South Asia, 2023 (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 11:32pm
Paulomi Sharma
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

VIOLENCE OF MEMORIES: RECLAIMING SPACES AND LOST VOICES IN SOUTH ASIA

 Seeking abstracts for proposing a panel at UW-Madison Conference on South Asia, 2023. 

Panel Abstract: 

Transmedia Monsters and Villains

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 6:06pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

TRANSMEDIA MONSTERS AND VILLAINS

Literary Druid - Regular Issue January 2023

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 1:30pm
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Literary Druid is a journal that destinies to foster research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich the English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.

DEADLINE EXTENDED - March 31 - Nourish: Food & Trust. 18th Annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (Virtual)

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 11:34am
The MIGC at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - a C21 Working Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Nourish. Food & Trust. - CFP open for 18th Annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference The MIGC board is pleased to announce this year's conference theme: Nourish. Food & Trust held VIRTUALLY on April 28-29, 2023. In alignment with the Center for 21st Century Studies 3-year programming arc of Nourishing Democracy and annual theme of Nourishing Trust, the conference centers on issues of food and land justice through an intersectional, interdisciplinary lens. There is no fee to submit or present. DEADLINE EXTENDED Proposal submissions are due March 31st, 2023.  We are pleased to announce this year's keynote as Suparna Kure, PhD.

Mapping Mina Loy Studies in 2023

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 11:23am
Loughborough University / European University Institute / Leipzig University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Intro

In recent years, there has been a flurry of new interest in the work of Mina Loy (1882-1966) resulting in a steady output of monographs, new translations, and republications that present Loy from increasingly diverse perspectives. As Sarah Hayden writes in the introduction to the republication of Insel (2014) ‘there have been many Loys; more are emerging’.

[CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED] Decay into Chaos Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 11:43pm
UCR Department of Art History
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023

The University of California, Riverside’s Art History Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 12th Annual Conference, Decay into Chaos. We are honored to host Dr. Naomi Pitamber, Assistant Professor of Art and Design at Eastern Michigan University, as this year’s keynote speaker.

MLA: Romanian Studies in the Digital Space

updated: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 4:23pm
The Romanian Studies Association of America/MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2023

The Romanian Studies Association of America welcomes paper proposals on "Romanian Studies in the Digital Space" for the 2024 MLA convention. This is a great opportunity to engage in a conversation about digital modalities of promoting Romanian culture globally, addressing their impact on disseminating forms of Romanian culture to diverse audiences. Analyses may include journals, websites, translations, film, and the work of various organizations. The following topics are encouraged: 

ASAP Roundtable: Escapology Under Fugitive Law

updated: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 2:00pm
Samantha Pergadia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Escapology Under Fugitive Law

Roundtable Proposal

 

 ASAP-14 Conference

Arts of Fugitivity

 

Wednesday, October 4th — Friday, October 6th, 2023

Seattle, WA

 

Conveners: Samantha Pergadia and Casey Patterson

 

RSAA 2023: Romantic Renewal

updated: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 8:14pm
Romantic Studies Association of Australasia Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

RSAA 2023: Romantic RenewalMelbourne, Australia, 6 to 8 December 2023Hosted by Monash University and Deakin University

 

Confirmed keynotes:

Dr Madeleine Callaghan, University of Sheffield

Professor Porscha Fermanis, University College Dublin

Professor Jon Mee, University of York

 

We invite proposals for the 2023 Romantic Studies Association of Australasia Conference, to be hosted in central Melbourne at Deakin Downtown. The conference will explore the theme of Renewal – broadly conceived – in Romanticism.

Rereading Elden Ring

updated: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 7:31pm
The University of Virginia Department of English Speakers’ Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 7, 2023

With its massive world, open-ended quests, and near-limitless options for customization, Elden Ring––the most critically acclaimed video game of 2022––is designed to be replayed. But it is also a text that demands to be reread. Whether we study its environmental storytelling or the lore in item descriptions, the game’s fragmented narrative fuels exegeses that resemble the long history of Biblical interpretation, midcentury criticism of modernist enigmas like Ulysses, and hermeneutic fandoms surrounding popular culture like Twin Peaks. Its spatiotemporally disjunctive universe frustrates efforts to interpret its world “realistically” and prompts one to place it in dialogue with theories of unconventional space and time.

MLA 2024: Queer Theory and Psychoanalysis (Guaranteed Panel) UPDATE

updated: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 12:41pm
Dorothy Stringer
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The MLA’s Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Literature solicits abstracts for a guaranteed panel at the January 2024 MLA Convention in Philadelphia on queer theory and psychoanalysis. We particularly welcome theoretical and archival scholarship that centers LGBTQI+ theorists, artists, intellectuals, and writers.

Queer theory embraces psychoanalysis and its speculative concepts as crucial elements of counter-identitarian critical practice. Yet the relationship between these two fields remains under-examined. Topics of particular interest include:

Creature Redux: Considering the Pasts, Presents, and Futures of Chimera in Fiction and Popular Culture [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

updated: 
Monday, March 20, 2023 - 3:20pm
academic anthology edited by Samantha Baugus and Ayanni Cooper
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 21, 2023

Call for Papers - Creature Redux: Considering the Pasts, Presents, and Futures of Chimera in Fiction and Popular Culture
Extended Deadline: April 21st, 2021 (4/21/23)

Animals are the quotidian absolute Other. They are not inherently horrifying, dangerous, or invasive; nor do they have designs to usurp or subjugate humanity. In his lecture-turned-book The Animal That Therefore I Am, Derrida critiques the use of the word “animal” to describe an almost limitless array of creatures. “Animal” becomes a catch-all term for everything that is otherwise than human–and not the biological entity, but a specific, constructed hegemonic entity. 

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA)

updated: 
Monday, March 20, 2023 - 11:54am
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel

MMLA 2023, November 2-5, Cincinnati, OH

Abstract Deadline: May 10, 2023

General Conference Topic: "Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy"

 

The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with any aspect of the theme "Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy" for the 2023 conference. Please find a general description of this theme here: 

https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/

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