Deadline extended! The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society invites submissions for the first annual Emerson Society Undergraduate Student Essay Prize. Undergraduate students are welcome to submit 1,000-1,500-word academic essays on any topic relevant to the study of Ralph Waldo Emerson—his life, work, national and transnational reception, importance within and beyond U.S. literature and culture, and/or contemporary relevance. Winning essays will demonstrate originality, clarity, and rigorous engagement with Emerson. Selected essays may be returned to applicants with suggested revisions. The winning essay will be published in The Emerson Society Papers and the writer awarded $100.
Going Viral: Chronotopes of Disaster in Film and Visual Media
Guest editors: Sotirios Bampatzimopoulos (Ankara University) and Geli Mademli (University of Amsterdam)
Call for Papers
ESOTERICISM, OCCULTISM, AND MAGIC
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN!
42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021
Submission Deadline EXTENDED FURTHER to December 13, 2020
For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.
The study of conspiracism overlaps with the study of esotericism, occultism, and magic in several respects. In addition to the frequent significance of secrecy and clandestine interactions in the history of esoteric, occult, and magical movements, their association (real or imagined) with heterodox religious movements, political subversion, and intelligence organizations has led to close association of these conceptions with each other in popular cultural imagination as well as in their own subcultural milieux. Esotericists, occultists, and magicians have themselves engaged in conspiracist conception, generated conspiracy theories, and projected them onto others, as well as themselves being the recipients of such projections by both religious and secula
Archetypal and Jungian psychology have a well-established and verified relationship with esoteric and occult worldviews, a circumstance demonstrated even more clearly with the publication of Jung's Liber Novus. However, while there is considerable literature on the intersections of the general background of psychodynamic origins with the occult milieu, they have been explored less systematically and also less sensationally. Similarly, while parapsychology occupies a significant place in popular cultural lore that overlaps with conspiracism and also the study of the paranormal, systematic inquiry into the relationship of scientific psychology with occult, esoteric, magical, and mystical worldviews has also been less prominent, though present non
"Tantra" has the distinction of being one of the few conceptions that simultaneously refers to intensely esoteric and antinomian systems of traditional mystical, magical, and occult practice deeply rooted in and contextualized in cultural specificity while also being used to describe popularized receptions that variously narrow its focus, broaden its scope, secularize it, moralize it, sanitize it, demonize it, and diabolize it. Sometimes popular conceptions also associate its practice with variant interpretations of concepts such as the "Left-Hand Path" that themselves have accrued a considerable range of both emic and etic significances frequently at odds with one another. Unlike abstractions such as the "Left-Hand Path," Tantra has retained a common t
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.
Utopia on the Tabletop: CfS
“Quite the contrary, Skepticus. I believe that Utopia is intelligible, and I believe that game playing is what makes Utopia intelligible.”
— Bernard Suits, The Grasshopper: Games, Play, and Utopia
We invite abstracts of 200-500 words on the theme of utopia and tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs). Please also include either a 50-300 word bio, or a CV, or a link to your website. Send abstracts to email@example.com by 1 February 2021 with “Submission” in the subject line. Chapters of 5,000-8,000 words will be due 1 September 2021.
Hindsight2021 Echoes of Uncertainty and Possibility
Call for Proposals: 14th Annual Graduate English Organization Conference
Hindsight: Echoes of Uncertainty and Possibility
Department of English University of Maryland March 19-20, 2021
CALL FOR PAPERS
Global James Bond
Lisa Funnell and Klaus Dodds
For a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity’s Print Plus platform, we seek proposals for original essays that analyze the role of art and culture in building modern worlds in the aftermath of revolutions. Situated within the discourse of global modernisms, the transdisciplinary cluster probes whether there is something intrinsic to the post-revolutionary reconstructive moment that can be teased out through focused studies on contemporaneous constellations between the aesthetic and the political around the globe during the twentieth century.
Alman Dili ve Edebiyatı Dergisi – Studien zur deutschen Sprache und Literatur
Call for Papers
Issue 45 (2021/1)
Alman Dili ve Edebiyatı Dergisi – Studien zur deutschen Sprache und Literatur (Journal of German Language and Literature) is a peer-reviewed international academic journal founded in 1954 by Istanbul University’s Department of German Language and Literature. It is published biannually (June & December).
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE
Volume: 31, Issue: 1, Year: 2021
Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies - Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi, which is the official publication of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures, Istanbul University, is an open access, peer-reviewed, multilingual, scholarly and international journal published twice a year, in June and in December. The journal is indexed in Web of Science ESCI, MLA International Bibliography, TR Dizin Ulakbim, and SOBIAD.
this to report that academic Journal "Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione" has opened a new call for paper for its three permanent sections: Essays, a miscellaneous collection of academic articles on different topics; Translation Theory and Practice, devoted to papers on Translation Studies as well as to the publication of original translations of literary texts (both poetry and prose), accompanied by a critical commentary; Reprints, presenting works that, however pivotal for the scientific community and the history of Literary Studies, have never been translated into Italian or are no longer available in their first printed editions.
Preliminary book title: "Ramifications of War on Society"
Deadline for abstract submission: March 29, 2021
Acceptances of abstracts sent out: May 13, 2021
Manuscript submission: January 2022
To submit an essay for publication in the compilation book “Ramifications of War on Society” please email Anna Rindfleisch at firstname.lastname@example.org with an abstract (max 300 words) and brief bio.
“Literary [Non-]Fiction in Times of Crisis”, 13th May to the 15th May 2021
CRISIS: “a time of great danger, difficulty, or confusion when problems must be solved or important decisions must be made” (OED)
The editors of Translation Review are inviting submissions:
- translations of contemporary international writers into English
- submissions that discuss the process and practical problems of translating, including the reconstruction of the translation process.
- interviews with translators
- manuscritps that address the concept of translation in the visual and musical arts
- translation in the digital age
Please note that all scholarly manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style EB (endnotes and bibliography).
"Sovereign Bodies, Movements, and Imaginaries"
The peer-reviewed journal Voces del Caribe invites proposals for a special issue titled “Sovereign Bodies, Movements, and Imaginaries” edited by Joshua Deckman (Marywood U) and Ana Ugarte (College of the Holy Cross). This issue is a follow-up to a series of panels to be presented in Spring 2021, which bring together faculty and graduate students from a broad array of disciplines with the aim of fostering collaborative research and activism. Our tasks: to identify and explore new paradigms for understanding “sovereignties” across the globe, and to construct new cartographies of cultural creation and circulation beyond the confines of modern nation-states.
Oregon State University’s ADA30 Anniversary Committee presents
ADA30 Celebratory Symposium
Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-08) and its sequel The Legend of Korra (2012-14) are among the most acclaimed and influential animated television series of the twenty-first century. Yet, there has been little scholarly writing about them. To remedy this gap, I am looking for contributors for an edited volume of essays on this franchise.
The book will be designed for a general undergraduate readership, covering a range of topics in relation to the Avatar franchise. These include (but are not limited to):
CALL FOR PAPERS
Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves
Department of English Graduate Virtual Conference
8-9 May 2021
“Take joy in your digressions. Because that is where the unexpected arises.”
- Brian Massumi
Resistance and Resilience: Envisioning the Future
Virtual Graduate Student Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
University of Maryland, College Park
March 5-6, 2021 via Zoom
Southwest Humanities Symposium 2021: Normalcy and un/non/dis/abnormalcy
Online Graduate Conference, February 26-27, 2021
Graduate Scholars of English Association, Arizona State University
Proposals due December 18, 2020
“‘Getting lost’ still takes us somewhere; and being lost is a way of inhabiting space by registering what is not familiar: being lost can in its turn become a familiar feeling [...] The familiar is an effect of inhabitance; we are not simply in the familiar, but rather the familiar is shaped by actions that reach out toward objects that are already within reach.”
Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology , p. 7
Dr Jenny Bonnevier, Örebro University, Sweden and Associate Professor Berit Åström, Umeå University, Sweden invite original essays for a contributed volume on kinship in the fiction of N.K. Jemisin. Lexington Books have expressed a provisional interest in publishing the volume.
OVER Journal is a new periodical publication and online platform that proposes to its readers a deep, honest, critical and edifying experience of Photography and Visual Culture.
OVER Journal is interested in challenging and preventing the repetition of obsolete and flawed structures, as much as highlighting the work of those who are expanding what we still call Photography into new horizons. The journal is a space for reflection on new practices, new voices, new ways of thinking.
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Classical Reformations: Beyond Christian Humanism
An online conference: Friday 3 September 2021
The Warburg Institute
The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 22-25, 2021. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.
The emerging cyborgs, transhumans and posthumans call for an urgent reconsideration of humans as individuals and collectives. The identity of the human in the 21st century eludes the constraining boundaries of definitions underpinned by simplifying and simplified dichotomies. Affecting all the spheres of life, the discoveries and achievements of recent decades have challenged the bipolar categorizations of human and nonhuman, human and animal, or even human and machine, and thus opened the door to transdisciplinary considerations.