Writers and critics have in recent years hailed for a “return” of realism to the literary arena with revised notions of what constitutes realist representation to take account of the experiences that are unique to our new era, e.g. “speculative realism”, “metonymic realism”, “ecocritical realism”, and “quantum realism”, to name just a few. Indeed, realism has neverbeen away from the academic limelight despite its accused naivety in aspiring to represent reality objectively, unabashed interpellation of readers into dominant ideologies or as a symptom of the waning of affect in late capitalism.
This special session welcomes submissions on any aspect of childhood insecurity. Abstracts addressing film and image studies are especially welcome. By July 1st, 2023, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Meghan Hodges, Louisiana State University, at email@example.com
CALL FOR PAPERS -- EAA 2023 -- BELFAST
Alexander D'Alisera and Christina Cowart-Smith invite abstract submission to session #331 ("The Experience of Stone: Materiality, Landscape, Expression") at the 2023 annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Belfast. Please see the text below for further details. Any questions may be addressed to the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Session Title and Number:
#331. The Experience of Stone: Materiality, Landscape, Expression
The 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference, April 28-29, 2023
Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago
"Causes explain because causes make the difference between the phenomenon occurring and its not occurring. This is connected to the idea of control, since we control effects through causes that make a difference, causes without which the effect would not occur."
-Peter Lipton, What Good is an Explanation?
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Isobel Armstrong’s field-defining Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics (1993; 2nd edition 2019). This roundtable seeks to mark the occasion by gathering a diverse range of panelists at the 2023 NAVSA conference in Bloomington, IN (Nov. 9-11) to discuss the volume’s lasting impact. How has Armstrong’s study influenced your own work? How has it shaped the field as a whole? What aspects of the book have yet to receive the full recognition they deserve? What are the gaps or oversights in the first and second editions that need to be acknowledged?
FEMSPEC JOURNAL has extended its deadline for submissions for the Spring 2023 issue until January 31th, 2022.
Scholarly submissions that focus on myth, women’s science fiction, super-natural, and fantasy texts or those that utilize feminist, speculative, fantasy, and mythic methodologies and theories are welcome.
Creative work is also solicited. All published works, scholarly or creative, are peer-reviewed.
Please note that all contributors must subscribe to the journal but that reduced fees are available to graduate students and independent scholars.
Call for Poems and Nonfiction Writing (Journals, Essays, etc.) about “What I Learned from a Travel Experience”
Students in Writing Studies 4200, “Writing and Cultures,” will edit a collection of creative writing (poems and nonfiction writing) about what we can learn from a travel experience as part of their class experience. As such, they solicit writings from everyone (students, alumni, and the broader community) on this topic for inclusion in the collection.
Submissions could address the ways that travel teaches us something about ourselves, about our home, or about the people and places we encounter while traveling. The submissions might address…
The journal Religions is hosting a Special Issue entitled “Religions in Ritual, Spectacle, and Drama in the Medieval & Early Modern World,” co-edited by Drs. Kristin M.S. Bezio (University of Richmond) and Samantha Dressel (Chapman University).
The issue have proposed a final deadline of fall 2023 for publication, and we are asking for abstract proposals by March 1, 2023. Assuming all proposed abstracts fit the theme, we are hoping for initial drafted chapters by 1 July 2023 to allow time for revisions and editing before entering the production process. Final chapters will be due to Religions for peer review, etc., by 15 October 2023.
Itinera, 24 (2022)
The immortal Fascination of the Monster. Monstrous Births and human Phenomena between Normality and Deviation.
Edited by Marina Mascherini and Bruno Accarino
Today wonders and prodigies are on the agenda and populate literature, cinema, art, philosophy. A new curiosity about deviance and normality has certainly contributed, and still contributes, to the fascination ascribable to the extraordinary and the marginal. Once the ideals of order and rationality entered deeply into crisis, wonder and the marvelous have assumed an unimaginable importance, especially in intellectual circles.
Call for Papers: Indigenous Studies for the 7th Generation (10th Anniversary Issue)
Special Issue to Appear in Transmotion
Deadline for Abstracts: June 30, 2023
CALL FOR PAPERS: American Studies Association (ASA)
In-person, Le Centre Sheraton,
Montreal, Canada, Nov 2nd-5th, 2023
Session Title: "Pedagogies of Solidarity in Black American Literature at Mid-Century"
Session Organizers: Rachel Carroll, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ariel Martino, Colgate University
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Virtual Graduate Student Mini Conference
Friday-Saturday, March 10-11, 2023
Looming ecological and economic catastrophe has lent urgency to calls for “concrete utopian” solutions to capitalism’s excesses and to global governments’ failure to constrain those excesses—or to constrain them in ways that are consistent with democratic principles and international solidarity. In this issue, we would like to prioritize articles that address the humanities’ role(s) in articulating and implementing real solutions to the political and economic issues of the twenty-first century. We are interested in articles that emphasize the constructive over the diagnostic.
International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research (ISJASSR) has a Call for Papers. The journal is one of Scholarly Research Journals published by Multimeans Media International, an independent international research publisher, to advance knowledge and promote scholarship. Isjassr is a peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal indexed and has worldwide visibility. The Journal can be accessed via search engines by typing in Isjassr.
Papers which provide solutions to society problems and break new grounds in any field of the humanities and social sciences are welcomed.
Authors guidelines are available on the journal homepage.
Extended Deadline: 31 January 2023
Mobility systems, urban planning, markets, educational facilities, digital appliances: infrastructure organizes social life, assigns subject positions, and enables or prevents cultural exchange. Yet its powerful role often goes unnoticed as most infrastructure is designed to recede into the half-conscious background of daily life. In recent years, researchers in several fields have begun to uncover the sociopolitical hierarchies and resistant forces at work in the construction, maintenance, transformation, and dismantling of infrastructure. Postcolonial studies has much to contribute to this research—and vice versa.
The keynote presentation, panels and roundtables will focus on the historical connections between Haiti and Africa, and the cultural, political, social, and economic specificities of Haiti that derive directly and indirectly from those connections. The conference will explore how the transatlantic slave trade and the colonial era, through the revolutionary and the post-independence shape contemporary Haitian realities. Papers will also seek parallels and intersections among contemporary Haitian and African realities as emergence of shared colonial and neocolonial experiences, and take stock of current intellectual, cultural, political, and economic links and gaps between Haiti and Africa.
Dates: March 31 to April 1 2023
Plenary Speakers: Shola Von Reinhold and Robert Stilling (FSU)
Roundtable: Adam Alston (Goldsmiths), Peter Bailey (University of the Bahamas), Jane Desmarais (Goldsmiths), Kristin Mahoney (Michigan State), Michèle Mendelssohn (Oxford).
Chair: Cherrie Kwok (University of Virginia)
Vice Chairs: Joe McLaughlin (University of Toronto) and Amy Sailer (University of Utah)
The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society invites papers for two panels at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 25-28, 2023.
1. Gilman on Evolution and Social Theory
CALL FOR PAPERS: American Studies Association (ASA)
In-person, Le Centre Sheraton,
Montreal, Canada, Nov 2nd-5th, 2023
Session Title: “Black Feminist Intimacies at the Limits of Legibility”
Session Organizer: Dr. Carmel Ohman, Brandeis University
Due Date: Please send 200-word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2023
Call for Papers: Small Screen Supers: Essays on Superhero Television
As superhero films have proliferated, so too has superhero television. But as scholarship on superhero films has similarly proliferated, scholarship on superhero television has not. When superhero television is discussed by scholars, it is often as an offshoot of filmic franchises rather than as a phenomenon in its own right, with its own histories and contexts of production, its own approaches to adaptation, and its own dynamics of reception.
Call for Papers
The Iranian Yearbook of Phenomenology2024
Phenomenology: The Basic Concepts
It is not difficult to view our current historical period as a time of crisis, of a deep dissolution of humanity in the widespread colonial domination of social and environmental landscapes.
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for a teaching roundtable at the 2023 American Literature Association conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 25–28, 2023.
The roundtable on “Teaching Kate Chopin,” seeks short (seven- to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.
Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a 200- to 300-word abstract.
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks paper presentations and panels for the PCA's annual conference, April 5-8, 2023. We are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale, legend or nursery rhyme related subject. Discussions of fairy tale monsters and shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc.) versions of tales are especially welcome. Creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history will also be considered.
Special Revival Issue | 2023
[The Apollonian is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that is published bi-annually.]
Call for Papers—Deadline extension
Digital Games and/as Theatre: Retooling Entertainment, Art, Learning
What: Southwest Humanities Symposium Annual Conference
Where: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ and online (hybrid conference)
When: Saturday 25 March 2023
Submission form: https://forms.gle/MX7RuYjD7cWTjSSU8
“With the collapse of various dyads – nature/culture, body/mind, conscious/unconscious, intentional/unintentional, expression/feeling – the binary of cause/effect also dissolves into dynamic biocultural processes in which humans take part. Experience is shaped relationally. “
Rob Bodicce and Mark Smith, Emotion, Sense, Experience (47)
Issue #34 (2023) of RSA Journal: Rivista di Studi Americani, the official journal of the Italian Association for North American Studies (Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani – AISNA) will feature a special section, edited by Cristina Iuli (Università del Piemonte Orientale) and Pilar Martinez (University of L’Aquila), on Posthumanism andEnvironmental Poetics in American Literature. Scholars from different areas of American literature, culture, and the arts are invited to submit their proposals.
Lydia Davis is an award-winning author of nine short story collections, a novel, two volumes of essays, and a translator of Maurice Blanchot, Michael Leiris, Marcel Proust, and Gustave Flaubert. Beginning her career amidst the second wave of postmodernism, her very short stories - some only a paragraph or even a sentence long - have drawn comparisons with postmodern metafiction, literary minimalism, and LANGUAGE poetry. Her eclectic interests and unexpected manipulation of genre and form, however, frequently defy categorisation.
The South Asian diaspora remains one of the fastest expanding and culturally, politically, and financially influential diasporic groups in the world. Interestingly, for scholars and observers of diasporic literature, it is also a prolific producer of literary works that reflect processes of identity and community formation, diasporization, homemaking, cultural preservation and conservation of diasporic heritage.