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Call for Presentations | Frontiers and Wastelands: Redefining the Nation in US Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 8:29am
PopMeC / Instituto Franklin / Universidad de Alcalá
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

International conference | November 27-28, 2023

Alcalá de Henares, Madrid ES

 

KEYNOTES: Cathryn Halverson (Södertörn University), John Wills (University of Kent)

KEYNOTE ROUNDTABLE: Rewest Research Group (David Río, Amaia Ibarraran, Angel Chaparro, Amaia Soroa)

Virtual Conference: Literature and the Anthropocene in EFL Education

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 6:42am
Malin Lidstrom Brock / Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

English as a foreign language (EFL) education provides valuable opportunities to introduce global and intercultural perspectives on the challenges of the Anthropocene. One way to engage EFL learners critically with the Anthropocene and make its complexity more accessible, immediate, and meaningful to them is through literary studies. Literature has the power to challenge established ideas, inspire change, and offer fresh perspectives on real-world problems associated with the Anthropocene.

Call for Papers: International Conference on Plastic Turn

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 2:54am
University of North Bengal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

An international conference titled PLASTIC TURN will be held on 3rd and 4th of August, 2023, at the University of North Bengal, India. The keynote speakers are: Haun Saussy (University of Chicago), Karen Thornber (Harvard University), and Olga Solovieva (University of Chicago). Although the title of the conference is PLASTIC TURN, following on Ranjan Ghosh’s book The Plastic Turn and how he introduces this term into our critical discourse, this international conference broadens the ambit of intervention by emphasizing on plastic studies from a variety of fields and perspectives. Engagements and critiques of Ghosh’s book are welcome but also papers ranging across a variety of subjects incidental to plastic will be entertained.

 

Postcolonial Ecofeminist Literature

updated: 
Monday, May 29, 2023 - 6:29pm
D. A. Vakoch, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Chapter proposals are invited for Postcolonial Ecofeminist Literature. 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/PostcolonialEcofeministLiteratureProposals no later than June 1, 2023.

This is a volume of literary theory and criticism guided by both postcolonial and ecofeminist insights. To be competitive, proposals must:

Call for chapters: A Critical Companion to Jane Campion

updated: 
Monday, May 29, 2023 - 8:21am
Elsa Colombani / Independant Scholar ; Eurydice Da Silva, Professor of Practice in Screenwriting / Sorbonne Nouvelle University Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

A Critical Companion to Jane Campion

Edited by Elsa Colombani and Eurydice Da Silva

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series

edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

 

[Extended deadline]

 

 

 

Call for Papers for an edited Volume on "Fashion in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction"

updated: 
Sunday, May 28, 2023 - 10:36am
Ankara Science University & Gumushane University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2024

Call for Papers: "Fashion in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction"

 

We are pleased to invite submissions for an edited volume titled "Fashion in Eighteenth-century English Fiction." This volume will explore how fashion, an inclusive notion associated with such terms as dress, clothing, costume, appearance, and other cultural objects like jewellery, furniture, foods, and architectural forms, is represented and politicised in English fiction in the eighteenth century.

 

Global Folios: Books about Shakespeare from around the World NALANS Journal (Special Issue)

updated: 
Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 4:58pm
Turkish Shakespeares
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

EXTENDED DEADLINE (30 June for abstracts, 30 October for full articles)

Global Folios: Books about Shakespeare from around the World

NALANS Journal (Special Issue) https://nalans.com/index.php/nalans

Guest Editors: Amrita Sen, Anna Forrester and Murat Öğütcü

Contact email: turkishshakespeares@gmail.com

 

Call for Articles

 

Appel à contributions pour le numéro 36 de Post-Scriptum : Pratiques de l’hésitation : pour une observation des tremblements

updated: 
Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 11:04am
Revue Post-Scriptum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Pratiques de l’hésitation : pour une observation des tremblements 

 

Si, p. ex., quelqu’un disait « je ne sais pas s’il y a là une main », on pourrait dire : « Regarde de plus près ». – Cette possibilité de se convaincre de quelque chose fait partie du jeu de langage. (Wittgenstein 1969, 16) 

 

Depuis, j’ai tout oublié de l’inconnu, mais le timbre de sa voix, au creux de cette houle, résonne encore en moi. Émoi définitivement présent :

 – Ma main en tremble encore, disait-il, regardez!  (Djebar 1985, 162)

 

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Aestheticizing Politics/Politicizing Aesthetics: St. Louis Symposium on Radicalism in U.S. Arts

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 12:31pm
Ryan Prewitt & Marc Blanc
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

The past six years have seen a resurgence of the radical right. In this resurgence, art and literature have played a prominent role. Senior advisors to the Trump administration cited novels as specific influences on federal policy; Jordan Peterson has disguised right-wing manifestos as self-help volumes, hoodwinking young men to the tune of millions; the internet has seen an overwhelming explosion of white supremacist digital art. Walter Benjamin’s dictum that fascism seeks to “aestheticize politics” endures. 

Journal of the Midwestern Modern Language Association Seeks Submissions for Spring 2024 Special Issue on “Intelligence”

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 8:38am
Journal of the Midwestern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

CFP: “Intelligence,” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association (JMMLA), Spring 2024

The Journal of the Midwestern Modern Language Association invites submissions for a Spring 2024 special issue on the theme of “Intelligence.”

In 2021, as a consequence of the pandemic, schools and colleges across the country placed a temporary freeze on standardized testing, reinforcing doubts regarding the necessity and efficacy of such tests to assess intellectual potential. Soon thereafter, the November 30th 2022 launch of ChatGPT-3 elicited responses ranging from the apocalyptic (the software is a huge step toward artificial general intelligence) to the skeptical (the software is not and cannot be intelligent).

Calvino for the Next Millennium: New Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:27am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

2023 marks one-hundred years since Italo Calvino’s birth in 1923. Even before his death in 1985, he was considered a classic of 20th century literature; his career spans various crucial historical moments, from the Resistance to the Years of Lead, and encompasses various genres and modes of writing, from Neorealism to postmodernism.

Literature of the American West panel @ WLA 2023

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:27am
Western Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 12, 2023

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association permanent section invites proposals for in-person presentations at the 2023 meeting of the Western Literature Association taking place at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Casino on the Fort Hall Reservation, home of the Shoshone and Bannock Tribes, near Pocatello, Idaho, from October 11-14. The conference’s theme this year is “Home on the Rez: Sovereignty and Sustainability.”

YOUNG ADULT MEDIA ADAPTATIONS, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND EMPATHETIC AUDIENCES

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:27am
Amanda Firestone and Leisa A. Clark
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 25, 2023

(Deadline Extended)

In 2022, about 35.04 million printed books were sold that classified as Young Adult Literature (Curcic 2023). In fact, it’s the fastest growing category since 2018, with almost a 50% increase in sales to date (Curcic 2023). And, if trends hold, the numbers will continue to rise, making the YA category a multibillion dollar opportunity for publishers. It’s also no surprise that media adaptations of popular Young Adult novels have become big business, raking in millions of dollars, skyrocketing actors to celebrity status, and providing another mediated experience for fans to embrace.

Call for Complete or Nearly Complete Chapters, Handbook on Games and Sex/Sexuality

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:27am
Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 17, 2023

We have a contract with Bloomsbury Publishing for a handbook on the intersection of video games and sexual content and sexuality. Traditionally, handbooks are envisioned as comprehensive surveys of the discipline aimed at the library market. Volumes typically consist of about 25-35 contributions written by experts in their respective areas of the field. Much work has been done by our contributors already and we are working with them on final edits and revisions. However, to be blunt, attrition due to many factors has taken a toll on us and we are now a few chapters short of our target. Our publisher has given us permission to do a second call for contributors.  

 

European Studies Conference (Black Europe Session)

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:27am
Sara Marzioli / University of Nebraska at Omaha
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The 48th European Studies Conference, which will be held on October 5-6, 2023, both online and in person at the University of Nebraska Omaha, welcomes papers on European topics in all disciplines.

 Founded in 1975, our interdisciplinary conference draws every year participants from colleges and universities in the United States and from abroad.

Areas of interest include art, anthropology, history, literature, current issues and prospects in cultural, political, social, economic, or military areas; education, business, international affairs, religion, foreign languages, philosophy, music, geography, theater, and film.

 This year we will also offer special panels on the following topics:

CFP Roundtable: Democracy and the Crisis in the Literature Survey Course

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:26am
**MMLA - Cincinnati**
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 7, 2023

As the “Crisis in the Humanities” continues to witness a decline in all things humanities courses throughout post-secondary curricula under the echoing waves of COVID, teachers of English survey courses are left to do some cleaning up with regard to what we teach as far as the surveys go. In addition to the COVID slope, the number of English majors continues to wane, and some colleges are even restructuring semester scheduling. When the dust settles, where does that leave the last vestibule of the formal introductory map to English studies, the venerable “survey course” – the one, staunch and steadfast bastion of the once bustling English departments?

Science and Technology in Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:26am
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Science and Technology area of NEPCA encourages proposals for presentations that explore the relation of science and technology (broadly defined) to popular culture and to American culture. We are particularly interested in putting science, technology, culture, and the humanities in conversation with one another. How are science and technology represented in popular culture? How do we use popular culture to understand science and technology? And how do we use science and technology to understand narratives, art, and culture? What do we gain, what do we risk by approaching science and technology from the lens of the humanities, the humanities from the lens of science, by putting these disciplines in conversation with each other? 

ReFocus: The Films of John Singleton

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:26am
Daniel Dufournaud
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Call for Papers

 

ReFocus: The Films of John Singleton

 

Editor: Daniel Dufournaud

 

The 11th International Conference Synergies in Communication

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:26am
Department of Modern Languages and Business Communication, Bucharest University of Economic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 11th International Conference

Synergies in Communication (SiC 2023)

Bucharest, 26-27 October 2023 (hybrid)

                                                   

Femspec - Call for Scholarly and Creative Submissions on Transgender Issues

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Femspec
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

Discourse surrounding issues related to the transgender and feminist communities currently dominates contemporary cultural conversation globally. Against this backdrop, Femspec calls for submissions exploring speculative approaches to gender, and particularly to transgender identity and embodiment; the rise and use of what some liken to Orwellian doublespeak; and projections extrapolated from our present into the future. 

Femspec is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed feminist journal dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres.  

AI and Fandom

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

Due in part to well-publicised advancements in generative AI technologies such as GPT-4, there has been a recent explosion of interest in – and hype around – Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Whether this hype cycle continues to grow or fades away, AI is anticipated to have significant repercussions for fandom (Lamerichs 2018), and is already inspiring polarised reactions. Fan artists have been candid about using creative AI tools like Midjourney and DALL-E to generate fan art, while fanfiction writers have been using ChatGPT to generate stories and share them online (there are 470 works citing the use of these tools on AO3 and 20 on FanFiction.net at the time of writing).

Fan Studies Network North America (FSNNA) 2023 conference

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Fan Studies Network North America (FSNNA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Call for Participation

Fan Studies Network North America Conference 2023 (virtual)

October 11-15, 2023

 

RE: FANDOM

Fan Studies Network North America 2023

 

The 2023 Conference

RSA 2024 Chicago: Reading Lanyer Anew

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 14, 2023

Two volumes published in the late nineties—Susanne Wood’s notable monograph Lanyer: A Renaissance Woman Poet and Marshall Grossman’s edited collection Aemilia Lanyer: Gender, Genre, and the Canon—have largely shaped the trajectory of Lanyer scholarship. Following their lead, scholars in the past two decades have charted how Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum navigates intricate issues of gender, genre, patronage, courtly politics, religion, and poetic authority. This panel aims to expand this fruitful work by exploring new avenues for scholarship that consider Lanyer’s engagement with other contexts and discourses.

Performance in the Humanities

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Kim Abunuwara /Utah Valley University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

This special edition of Interdisciplinary Humanities will investigate how performance shapes our experience of the humanities. In the four decades since NYU offered the first degree in “Performance Studies,” the advent of the internet and social media has changed the way we study, create, teach, learn, and identify ourselves. Performance forms and platforms have multiplied and facilitated one of the most contentious political cycles in American history, public upheavals demanding social justice, and new thresholds of mis and disinformation. How are these performance platforms shaping our experience and understanding of the world?

Judicial Rhetoric: A Symposium

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Walt Hunter, Case Western Reserve University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

CFP: Judicial Rhetoric: A Symposium

April 5, 2024

University of Virginia School of Law

In collaboration with Case Western Reserve University

 

Judicial writing is a genre in flux. While court opinions remain both potent and controversial, many judges explicitly write for lay audiences or to entertain specialists. The resulting documents are quoted by the press, invoked at confirmation hearings, and memed in social media. Judges have been praised or blamed for cracking jokes, sharing hoary vignettes, and reciting song lyrics. Commentators might be forgiven for missing an older approach to judicial writing, one marked by a more technical, even tedious style.

 

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