We invite submissions to a special journal issue that we would like to propose to Medical Humanities on the topic “Making Modern Maternity.” Our aim for the special issue will be to explore the ways in which pregnancy, childbirth, and maternal experiences have been constructed as “modern” (or not) at multiple sites and through various forms of media including popular magazines, newspapers, television and film, fiction, “expert” advice, advertisements, and medical records. In terms of temporal and geographic scope, we are soliciting contributions that focus on the late-nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, with no geographical restrictions.
PAMLA 2023 Los Angeles: “Shifting Perspectives”
October 26–29, 2023
Panel: "Emersonian Perspectives"
Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society invites papers that explore the conference theme “Shifting Perspectives” in the context of Emerson’s work and reception. Contributions may address how perspective informs Emerson’s philosophy, aesthetics, poetics and politics. They may also explore in what ways Emerson’s work teaches us to shift our approaches to reading, thinking, feeling, writing and teaching. Finally, they may also show how other philosophers, poets and artists shift our perspective on Emerson.
CFP: Therapeutic Modernisms
Fifth International Conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies
Université Grenoble Alpes, France
19-21 June 2024
Organizers: Hélène Aji, Nicholas Manning, Benoît Tadié
This Fifth International Conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies will focus on the ties between therapeutic discourses and practices and modernist arts and literature.
We are a group of international scholars looking for additionalchapters to complete our anthology on the topic of nostalgia.This anthology will broadly explore the function of nostalgia in culture. Some topics our authors are currently writing on include the relationship between nostalgia and literature;music; object ontology; personal, cultural, and familial identity; sense of longing for place; posthumanism; sexuality; game studies; and the commodification of nostalgia in culture. We welcome proposals on any of these topics or otherwise.Creativity and multimodal projects are also encouraged that appeal to a wide audience. Completed chapters should be approximately 10,000 words.
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the urgent need for efficient and effective communication and collaboration processes between the five systems science/ education, politics, economy, the media-based and culture-based public as well as the natural environment of societies. The SARS-CoV-2 virus assaulted the world suddenly, and the COVID-19 disease became a pandemic within three months after the discovery of the first case in China. As a consequence, the high infection rate had an impact on communication processes between all systems. Especially during the first wave of the pandemic, the information needed in society was extraordinarily high because many people were afraid and scared.
The International Conference ‘Translation and the Periodical’ will be hosted from 13-15 September 2023 at Ghent University in Belgium.
It will start with a postgraduate workshop on 13 September, followed by the main conference on 14 and 15 September.
Şehnaz Tahir Gürçağlar (Glendon College York University, Canada/ Boğaziçi University, Turkey)
Evanghelia Stead (Versailles Saint-Quentin University, France)
The individual body performatively constitutes its gender, experiences desire for other (individual) bodies, undergoes significant changes, and functions as the battlefield for a range of social and political struggles. However, the collective body in groups provides an equally productive basis for the analysis and interpretation of gendered and sexual processes. The human body is never neutral, and many works of fiction give meaning to a disintegrated, disable, diseased, wounded, damaged, mutilated body through the power of language.
Call for Papers
Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
Deadline: August 15, 2023
Must We? The Discourse of Student Need
Writing studies, in its aims to meet “student need,” has always been teleological in its orientation. But should we continue to assume that we know what future we are preparing our students for and maintain confidence in what best serves them? This special issue asks for a critical reappraisal of our reliance on those discourses of goals, needs, and assessments and how they have shaped and continue to shape our fields, especially given emerging transnationalism and globalism in teaching and scholarship.
Since its formation in 2012, A24 has curated a distinctive horror (and horror adjacent) oeuvre with films like Tusk (2014), The Witch (2016), Green Room (2016), The Monster (2016), The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2016), It Comes at Night (2017), A Ghost Story (2017), The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Hereditary (2018), Slice (2018), High Life (2019), Midsommmar (2019), The Lighthouse (2019), In Fabric (2019), Saint Maud (2021), False Positive (2021), The Green Knight (2021), Lamb (2021), X (2022), Men (2022), Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022), and Pearl (2022) many of w
Novel Thinking: Representations of Mind in Literature and Culture
A One Day Hybrid Conference at the University of Queensland
Monday, 26th June 2023
The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in connection with the Gerald R. Sherratt Library and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.
ANGLES: Call for Guest Editors
Angles (https://journals.openedition.org/angles/) is seeking guest editors for the thematic sections of its upcoming issues, due to be published in 2025 and 2026.
Angles is an international online peer-reviewed journal published bi-annually by the SAES (Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur).
It is indexed by MLA, EBSCO, ERIH Plus, etc.
Each thematic issue contains 8–12 articles selected by a guest editor after a double-blind peer-review process.
The Department of English, Rhetoric & Writing, and Media Communication and the Department of History, Social Sciences & Philosophy at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
The Works and Influence of Charles Portis: A Symposium
November 2-5, 2023
A Call for Papers on the Works and Influence of author, veteran, journalist, bureau chief, and Arkansawyer, Charles Portis for a Symposium hosted by the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. In celebration of the May 2023 publication of the Library of America series, The Collected Works of Charles Portis, edited by Jay Jennings, this symposium explores the writing and cultural influence of Portis.
The Polish open-access journal Didaskalia (https://didaskalia.pl/en) invites submissions that reflect on the actual and potential power of disability to transform performing arts, and theatre and performance studies. We wish to approach this issue from the perspective that sees disability as a generative artistic force and a critical lens. As a creative, academic, and cognitive category, disability has been changing the face of theatre, dance, music, and performance art.
We are pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the first annual Symposium on the Little Tuskegees, scheduled as a hybrid conference September 28-29, 2023.
September 28-29, 2023
Virtual & Utica, MS
Please see http://uticainstitute.org/symposium
I am delighted to invite submissions for an edited volume by Dr Serena Clark titled Reclaiming Humanitarianism, Development, and Peace After Crises: Responding Through Disruption and Adapting to the New Normal, with the Helsinki University Press series, The Impact of Pandemics. The proposal has tentatively been approved, and I am now seeking chapter abstracts for a final proposal review.
I welcome submissions from all disciplines and/or theoretical perspectives; I am particularly seeking research by early career and first-generation contributors, and historically underrepresented scholars, such as women of color (e.g., Black and African-American, Asian and Asian-American, Indigenous, and other minority communities), and LGBTQ+.
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and book reviews.
Call for Papers
“Identity and Difference Research Group”
in collaboration with
“Strategies of Cultural Industries, Communication and Social Research Lab”
Is hosting an International conference on:
“ The Post-Pandemic and the digital turn in Higher Education”
Moveable Type is the journal of the University College London (UCL) English Department. The theme for this year's journal is 'Movement'. We welcome all academic articles; book, art, music or film reviews; creative writing; and original art or film which respond to this year's theme. Submissions are welcome from across the arts & humanities and beyond. All submissions should be sent to email@example.com by midnight on 1 May 2023. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your choice of topic prior to submission. See below for submission guidelines.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
CFP: Special Issue for the journal Sexualities
Dr. Linda Roland Danil
Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 30 June 2023
Deadline for the submission of manuscripts: 30 September 2023
Queer Immunities/Immunologies, Queer Virology
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
SWPACA Summer Salon
June 8 & 9, 2023
Submissions open on March 18, 2023
Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2023
Australia-India Encounters: Past, Present, Future
3-4 May, 2023
The Centre for Australian Studies, Department of English and Culture Studies,
The University of Burdwan
in collaboration with
Australian Studies Institute, Australian National University, Canberra
This panel will focus on the short fiction of Jorge Luis Borges and Affect Theory broadly construed. Papers analyzing any short story from Borges' many collections (e.g., Ficciones, The Book of Sand, Shakespeare's Memory etc.) along with any affect-focused reading are welcome. With analyses of the often enigmatic, and occasionally cryptic, atmospheres of Borges’ fiction, the aim of this panel is to add to (perhaps even shift!) discourses on the conceptualization of affect.
Where is the spring that rose where St. Alban’s blood fell? Who cares for Cuddy Ducks? Can we see Enoch and Elijah? When the Virgin fell in labour, was Romani St. Sarah at her side? How did St. Sebastian become a gay icon? Who were the Twin Saints, the Three Pure Ones, the Four Friends and the Five Major Prophets? What goes into a Dumb Cake for St. Agnes’ Eve? Does a wet St. Swithun’s day really foretell forty days of rain? Do girls still appeal to St. Andrew of the fishermen for a good catch in marriage? Can we still hear Old Clem at the hammer and the thunders of St. Barbara? Whether you weave a cross of reeds for Lá Féile Bríde, wear a daff for Dewi Sant, or bear a rose for St. George, come and join our day or we may have to call on St.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
I’ll Sleep When I’m Undead: Sleep in Contemporary Horror Media
July 2-7, 2023 in Montreal
DEADLINE March 31, 2023
Public understandings of the liberal arts tend to amount to an introductory curriculum of texts in the humanist tradition. This project seeks funding to host a special session at Modern Language Association’s annual convention in Jan 2024, inviting new research intended to broaden, deepen and restore the origins of liberal arts beyond modern European conceptions to include classical, pre-classical, non- European and global findings on the subject. Beyond introductory curricula, the session attempts to revisit the notion of the liberal arts as training for political, legal and professional leadership, in the words of Isocrates’ Antidosis, the “καλῶν ἐπιτηδευμάτων”/good achievements that would in turn be a cause for celebration.
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Philadelphia, PA. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.
The research group CULIVIAN (“Culturas Literarias y Visuales del Animal” / “Animals in Literary and Visual Cultures”) is hosting the international conference “The Factual Animal: Audiovisual Representations of Real Other-than-Human Animals.” The conference will be held face-to-face at the Facultat de Filologia, Traducció i Comunicació at the Universitat de València (Spain) on November 29 – December 1, 2023. The conference is organized as part of the CIGE/2021/100 research project, funded by the Conselleria d’Innovació, Universitats i Societat Digital, and is additionally sponsored by the Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya at the Universitat de València, and the Friends of Thoreau Program at the Instituto Franklin
Call for Book Chapters
The Caribbean and The Southern United States: Interrogating Contemporary Literary and Cultural Connections
Call for Papers
Religion in Motion: Between Borders and Belonging
The biennial conference of the Nederlands Genootschap voor Godsdienstwetenschappen (NGG) - the Dutch Association for the Study of Religion
Nijmegen, the Netherlands, November 1-3 2023
EXTENDED DEADLINE CFP: APRIL 30, 2023
Keynote Speakers include Dr. Nadia Fadil (KU Leuven), Dr. Basit Iqbal (McMaster University), Dr. Carly Crouch (Radboud University) and Dr. Birgit Meyer (Utrecht University).