Parenting in Speculative Fiction
Submissions are currently being accepted for a scholarly collection of Appalachian ecocriticism edited by Dr. Laura Wright and Jessica Cory. A university press has shown interest in the volume and we are hoping to submit the manuscript to them by mid-August. We are in immediate need of essays in the range of 6K-7K words that focus on the intersections of queer and/or BIPOC Appalachian writers and ecocriticism/environmental literature.
Conference postponed until 2021: Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2020 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS: Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020
Deadline Extended to 21st July.
The 118th Annual PAMLA Conference is being hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel.
3 Day International Web-Conference
Rethinking Humanities and its Entanglements
Amity Institute of English Studies and Research, Amity University Kolkata
August 5-7, 2020
Concept Note and Call for Proposals:
From the transient street art of Banksy and Pablo Delgado to the exhibitions of Doreen Fletcher and Gilbert and George; from the novels of Charles Dickens and Monica Ali to televisual series produced by the BBC and ITV; and from early eighteenth-century churches designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor to twenty-first century skyscrapers conceived by Norman Foster, the East End is an iconic area of London.
Philadelphia, PA, March 11-14, 2021
Panel on French literature
Call for Proposals: Women in Folk Horror Anthology!
Seeking essays on women in folk horror for a forthcoming anthology (tentatively titled: "What No Man May See Nor Woman Tell: Essays on Women in Folk Horror").
Edited by Peg Aloi (co-editor, with Hannah Johnston, of "The New Generation Witches" and "Carnivale and the American Grotesque"). Author of forthcoming book "The Witching Hour: How Witches Enchanted Popular Culture" (2021?)
This interdisciplinary panel invites papers from those working at the intersection of any of the following areas: Modernism, Women’s and Gender Studies, Law, and Literary and Critical Theory. It focuses on the literary response to the changing legal landscape in Britain between the years of 1890-1945. Though there has been much critical work on law and gender in the Modernist period, particularly as relates to canonical Modernist figures Virginia Woolf and Ford Madox Ford, among others, this panel invites contributions that considers literary texts in the context of the law, broadly conceived.
'Between Information and Entertainment': Newspapers, Modernism, and Transnational Print Networks
Call for papers for seminar:
Shakespeare Association of America Seminar for Annual Meeting 2021 in Austin, Texas (31 March to 3 April 2021)
Co-leader: Amrita Dhar (Ohio State University)
Co-leader: Amrita Sen (University of Calcutta)
Seminar keywords: vernacular, local, multilingual, intersectional, indigenous, postcolonial, race, caste, pedagogy, influence
This is an open call for essays on the topic of “quantum intelligence” for compilation in a collection essays for general publication early next year.
Open Call for Papers, Issue 5.2 Winter 2020
The literary world lost both Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall within a week of each other in August 2019. Together, these renowned Black women writers influenced generations of writers, summed up most memorably by Edwidge Danticat’s recent reflections in The New Yorker: “Both Ms. Morrison and Ms. Marshall have helped me make my narrative dumplings.”
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams from My Father (1995). Praised by Toni Morrison and Philip Roth, Obama’s memoir explores his life up to his admission to Harvard Law School in 1988. More recently, 2018 saw the publication of Michelle Obama’s best-selling memoir Becoming, which is the story of her life up through the end of her tenure as first lady. This panel seeks papers that critically explore the major prose works by Barack and Michelle Obama: Becoming, Dreams From My Father, and The Audacity of Hope.
Questions to consider include, but are not limited to:
As we progress deeper and deeper into an age of data abundance, as what Simon Rogers describes a phenomenon of a “time in which we are all surrounded by data” with continued access to it, we are at the heart of a process of self-digitization, datafication, and online existence. Our move into cyberspaces and our dependence on digital platforms for information, communication, congregation, and self-design necessitate the crucial intervention of the Humanities as a discipline and a human-centered approach to understand what it means to be human in the digital age.
Mountaineering and Climbing have become extraordinarily popular lifestyle sports. More generally, mountain-going has been one of the fastest growing leisure activities of the past thirty years where an estimated, ‘10 million Americans go mountaineering annually’ (Macfarlane, 2004: 17) and In the United Kingdom 2.48 million people participate in recreational rock climbing and mountaineering (Mintel, 2018).
The Burney Journal is now accepting submissions for volume 17, to be published in late 2020, and for subsequent issues to be published annually. A peer-reviewed publication of the Burney Society, The Burney Journal is available in print and indexed online by EBSCO Host.
CALL FOR PAPERS: GENERATIONAL STUDIES
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2020
We welcome proposals for papers on any and every topic related to America’s generations including Baby Boomers, Generation Jones, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials (Gen Y), and iGen (Gen Z).
We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels (3 or 4 persons), focusing on topics related to:
CALL FOR PAPERS ISSUE 5.2: ‘Bodies in Disarray’
Over the last ten years, the biopic has been carried out by many relevant filmmakers —within and beyond the mainstream— and it has become a key genre in contemporary cinema. This fact is attested by titles like 'Carlos' (Olivier Assayas, 2010), 'J.
[Inter]sections publishes academic articles, reviews, and interviews relevant to the field of American studies. We encourage our authors to explore the most recent scholarship, from a solid critical background and in conversation with relevant and challenging work from the field. Although we focus primarily on subjects that are grounded in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century, we do not exclude work that explores other time periods. The scope of our journal includes research in the fields of North American literature, history, visual culture, film and television studies, popular culture, political studies, race and ethnic studies, philosophy, gender and sexuality studies.
This proposed roundtable will explore current manifestations of the grotesque in various forms and genres, using a range of current critical approaches. This could include, but not be exclusive to, analyses using a posthumanist, postmaterialist, postmillennial, or similar critical lens. In an age when so much seems grotesque—from our art to our politics to our everyday lives—this session will provide new ways to think about both contemporary literature and our current cultural moment. Submit a 250-300 word abstract and a brief c.v. by Sept. 30 to the NeMLA website:https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP
The Lamar Journal of the Humanities, an interdisciplinary journal, invites papers for its Spring 2021 Special Issue on American Countercultures.
1st Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2020
In collaboration with
Indian Institute of Technology Patna
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Siksha O Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
University Distinguished Professor, Dept. of German Studies, the University of Arizona
CFP: Celebrity Studies Special Edition, “CHILDREN AND CELEBRITIES.” Deadline: August 7, 2020.
The entertainment industries create the most widely circulated popular images of children and childhood, and yet the role of children in celebrity studies warrants further study. As John Mercer and Jane O’Connor (2017) point out, the intersection between Childhood Studies and Celebrity Studies has been gaining traction in recent years, highlighting a tension between the dominant discourses of innocence surrounding children, and the highly competitive commercial imperatives of celebrity culture.
Call for Papers
What do we care about?
A Cross-Cultural Textbook for
Undergraduate Students of Philosophical Ethics
Second Call for Papers
Special Call for Sections
Representing Philosophical Ethics from
Asia, South America, and Australia as well as from underrepresented groups from North America and Europe
Dr. Björn Freter, Knoxville, USA
Dr. Elvis Imafidon, Ekpoma, Nigeria
Prof. Gunter Bombaerts, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Prof. Benda Hofmeyr, Pretoria, South Africa
Prof. Marie Eboh, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Special Edition of Revenant: Obscene Surfacings and the Subterranean Gothic
Deadline for abstract submissions: October 31st 2020
Guest Editors: Joan Passey (Bristol), Sherezade García Rangel (Falmouth) and Daisy Butcher (Hertfordshire)
Although the corresponding conference is postponed until fall 2021, the organizers are moving ahead with preparations for the volume Work: The Labors of Language, Culture, and History in North America. The conference cfp also serves as the volume cfp (see below).The volume will be published in the series Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (Narr/ Francke/ Attempto).
The last two decades have witnessed an explosion of literary works that adapt, challenge and elaborate the narrative and lyrical traditions of the Spanish-speaking world. From the neorrural novel of Spain to the Mexican ‘Generación del Crack’, from the neoclassical poetry of Aurora Luque and Juan Antonio González Iglesias to the experimental artifacts of Agustín Fernández Mallo or Pablo Katchadjian, novelists and poets in Spain and Latin America have reimagined their literary traditions and adapted them to the new realities of the 21st century.