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Death and the Irish Diaspora

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:31pm
Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

Death and the Irish Diaspora
Special Issue of Éire-Ireland

Special-Issue Editors:
Chris Cusack, Radboud University
Sophie Cooper, Queen's University Belfast

Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies welcomes submissions for a Spring/Summer 2026 special issue on death and the Irish diaspora.

Snake Sisters in Literature and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:31pm
96th SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Although a monster with a head of swarming snakes, Medusa has been firmly embraced as a snake sister by more women. In her 1975 essay “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Hélène Cixous pioneeringly urges women to re-visit their mythological snake sister - Medusa - who has long been (mis)construed as ugly and sinful. Cixous writes, "You only have to look at the Medusa straight on to see her. And she’s not deadly. She’s beautiful and she’s laughing” (885). In current feminist terms, Medusa is often read sympathetically: “The ugliness she first experienced as an unjust punishment” is transformed into her greatest strength she “learned to use as a weapon” (Zimmerman 3).

CfP: Time after Time: On Cruising the Past, a special issue of GLQ

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:30pm
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

Call for Papers

“Time after Time: On Cruising the Past,” a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies

Co-Editors: Adrián Emmanuel Hernández-Acosta (Yale University) and Kris Trujillo (University of Chicago)

The Historicities of Securities and Peace

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:30pm
Centre for Studies of Conflict, Philipps University Marburg (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024

Zentrumstage 2024

The Historicities of Security and Peace

Philipps University Marburg (Germany)

October 9-11, 2024

Deadline for paper submission is June 16, 2024

Conference Topic

Girlhood and Menstruation, Special Issue of Peitho

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:30pm
Jen Almjeld
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Proposals for a Special Issue of Peitho, Summer 2025:

Girlhood and Menstruation            

 

Intercultural Conversations: Collaboration, Exchange and Transformation in Literary and Cultural Practices

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:29pm
Dr Aoileann Ní Éigeartaigh, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

This volume of essays would like to celebrate the role played by writers and other artists in initiating the kind of intercultural conversations necessary to transcend the political, geographical and cultural borders erected in the name of nationalism. The collection is based on a conference held on the theme in April 2024. I have a contract with a publisher and am looking for a final few essays to complete the collection.

 

First Forum 2024 – Infrastructure and Abstraction

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:29pm
First Forum – Graduate Student Conference of the University of Southern California, Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 14, 2024

 

FIRST FORUM CONFERENCE 2024 – CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

DIVISION OF CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

SEPTEMBER 27TH AND 28TH 

Infrastructure and Abstraction

 

“The immaterial has become… immaterial.” 

– Lord Cutler Beckett, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End 

 

Fantasy and Science Fiction area of Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:28pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Fantasy and Science Fiction area of Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) seeks papers for presentation at our annual conference this fall which will run as a hybrid conference from Thursday, October 3 – Saturday, October 5. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom, and in-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning at Nichols College, Dudley, Massachusetts. 

Technology and Film Labour: Crafting the Look of the Film

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:28pm
The Centre for Creative Technologies, University of Galway
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 17, 2024

The Centre for Creative Technologies, University of Galway
May 22nd and 23rd 2025

Technology and Film Labour: Crafting the Look of the Film
Investigating the impacts of technological change on below the line film labour.

Recent technological developments such as the widespread adoption of virtual production processes and the use of generative AI have had a transformative effect on film production workflows and below the line film craft. The relationships between production departments as well as the roles and functions of cinematography, production design, sound design costume, location and visual effects have all been affected by technological change.

A Nightmare on Elm Street @ 40

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:27pm
University of Nottingham/Fear2000
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2024

One, two, Freddy’s coming for you…

A Nightmare on Elm Street @ 40
Hosted by The University of Nottingham in association with Fear2000
8-9 November 2024

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr Bruna Foletto Lucas (Kingston University)

Dr Steve Jones (Northumbria University)

 

Special Guests

Mark Swift and Damian Shannon (screenwriters of Freddy vs Jason)

 

Nightmares from the Past, Visions of the Future: Alternative Futurism & Comics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:27pm
ICLA Research Committee on Comics Studies and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

"Framing the Unreal: Exploring Graphic/Visual Science Fiction and Fantasy"

ICLA Research Committee  on Comics Studies  and Graphic Narrative 20th Anniversary Conference

Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy - November 11-15, 2024

https://www.comics-studies.com/events/sff2024

 

Call for Papers

Panel #9: "Nightmares from the Past, Visions of the Future: Alternative Futurism & Comics"

Aphra Behn on the Move

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:27pm
Sorbonne Université/ Sorbonne Nouvelle/ Université Paris-Cité
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

Date and Location: 19-20 June 2025, Paris, France

 

Keynote Speakers: Claire BOWDITCH, Loughborough University, UK, Elaine HOBBY, Loughborough University, UK, Leah ORR, University of Louisiana, USA

 

With a new edition of Aphra Behn’s works on the go, and as Canterbury prepares to erect a statue in her honour, the moment seems ideal to re-examine Behn’s place and her work in criticism and in the collective imagination. Challenging the image of Behn as loyal to a conservative Tory imagination, this conference aims to emphasize movement, mobility, decentering, and innovation in her oeuvre.

 

The Aesthetics of Disaster

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:27pm
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2025

The Aesthetics of Disaster

Special Editor: Lucia Morawska (Richmond, The American International University in London)

"The Polish Journal of Aesthetics" Volume 77 (2/2026)

Submission deadline: 30 September 2025

CFP: Natural Language Processing for Digital Humanities NLP4DH @ EMNLP 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:27pm
Mika Hämäläinen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

The 4th International Conference on Natural Language Processing for Digital Humanities will co-locate with EMNLP in Miami, USA!

 

The proceedings will be published in the ACL anthology. The event will take place on November 15-16 2024.

 

https://www.nlp4dh.com/nlp4dh-2024 

 

Submission deadline: September 1, 2024

 

The focus of NLP4DH is on applying natural language processing techniques to digital humanities research. The topics can be anything of digital humanities interest with a natural language processing or generation aspect. A list of suitable NLP4DH topics include but are not limited to:

Utopian Hawthorne

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:26pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

New Perspectives on Hawthorne and Utopia

Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, Spring, 2025

Editors: Monika Elbert and Andrew Loman

In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne writes, “The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably found it among their  earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison” (CE 1:47). This famous sentence deploys a number of key terms – the colony, virtue, happiness, projection, necessity, virginity, the cemetery, the prison – all of them interlinked with the sentence’s key term, Utopia.

CfP (Edited Book Volume): Österreichische Kunst, Kultur und Literatur des 20./21. Jahrhunderts [BKCI indexed]

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:26pm
Kunstuniversität Linz
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Österreichische Kunst, Kultur und Literatur des 20./21. Jahrhunderts 

Wir laden herzlich zur Einreichung von Beiträgen für unseren geplanten Sammelband über Österreichische Kunst, Kultur und Literatur des 20./21. Jahrhunderts ein. Dieser Band strebt an, eine umfassende Analyse und Diskussion über bedeutende kulturelle Entwicklungen und künstlerische Strömungen Österreichs im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert zu präsentieren. Wir begrüßen Beiträge aus den Bereichen Kulturwissenschaft, Kunsthistorik, Germanistik sowie aus angrenzenden Disziplinen und freuen uns auf Ihre vielfältigen Einsendungen und danken Ihnen im Voraus für Ihr Interesse und Ihre Mitarbeit.

Seen/Unseen: American Mythos of Madness and Consequences of Stigma

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:26pm
Kelley Walker/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Even today in the age of political correctness and amidst cancel culture censures, people with mental disorders are one of the few social groups still to be consistently misrepresented, ostracized, and demeaned. The social consequences of stigmatization should be studied through autobiographical narrative acts to reveal what it means to live with mental illness in America. By utilizing everyday language and literary tropes, mental illness life narratives humanize portrayals of mental disorder; by doing so, they appeal to the sympathies of broader audiences than medical narratives, such as case studies or examples in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Modernisms seminar at PAMLA 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:25pm
Sovay Hansen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024

The seminar, "Modernisms," is accepting abstract proposals (until June 16) for the 2024 PAMLA conference in Palm Springs, CA in November! 

If you have a new project on anything related to modernism that you wish to discuss in a low stakes, generative seminar group, please apply at the link below. 

Femspec - Call for Scholarly and Creative Submissions for Issue 24.2

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:25pm
Femspec
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

Femspec seeks both scholarly and creative submissions for its upcoming Issue 24.2.

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

Creative writing submissions could include short fiction, poetry, or experimental forms.

To submit work for consideration, please review Femspec’s submission guidelines at the following link: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES | Femspec

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sports Area - NEPCA Hybrid Fall Conference 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 11:49am
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Sports Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference to be held online October 3 – 5, 2024, and in person at Nichols College, MA. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom. In-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning with broadcast via Zoom.

Demeter collection on Trans Parenting edited by Charlotte Beyer, Liana Cusmano, and Allie Robbins

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 12:03am
Demeter
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

REMINDER: ABSTRACTS DUE 30 JUNE 2024

 

This anthology explores trans parenting and raising trans/non binary children from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective. We welcome submissions that explore various dimensions of trans parenting in literary, cultural, artistic, political, historical, social, and economic contexts.

Contributions which address race/ethnicity, age, dis/ability, gender, and sexual orientation, in relation to trans parenting are particularly encouraged. A wide range of non-normative family units and trans parenting examinations is welcomed. We welcome both academic and practically oriented contributions, as well as poetry and other creative contributions, including autobiographical pieces.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” at 45: A Celebration of Goth Music and Subculture Conference

updated: 
Monday, June 10, 2024 - 11:46pm
Noah Gallego (California Polytechnic State University, Pomona) and Rachel Birke (University of California, Los Angeles)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 11, 2024

NEW Deadline: Thursday, July 11, 2024 (Pete Murphy's B-Day!)

(Tentative) Conference Date(s): Friday August 16, 2024 

Format: Online (via Zoom, PST)

Abstract: 150 words + short biographical statement + time zone

Submit to: bld45conference@gmail.com

Contact for inquiries: Noah Gallego @noahrgallego@gmail.com, cc: Rachel Birke @ rbirk001@g.ucla.edu (Subject Line: BLD45 Conference)

"Undead, undead, undead"

Call for journal article submissions on Elizabeth Bishop or Robert Lowell

updated: 
Monday, June 10, 2024 - 8:48pm
Bishop-Lowell Studies journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 22, 2024

Article submissions of between 20 and 35 pages on lives and work of either Elizabeth Bishop or Robert Lowell are being sought for consideration by the peer reviewed Bishop-Lowell Studies journal published by Penn State UP. Please consult the journal page a thttps://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_BLS.html for further submission information. You can also contact the editor, Ian Copestake, directly o: copers@gmail.com.

Bloomsbury's Critical Plant Studies Book Series

updated: 
Monday, June 10, 2024 - 11:38am
Bloomsbury Books
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

Critical Plant Studies, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, calls us to re-examine in fundamental ways our understanding of and engagement with plants, drawing on diverse disciplinary perspectives. A sampling of topics appropriate for this series includes but is not limited to:

Bloomsbury's Environment and Society Book Series

updated: 
Monday, June 10, 2024 - 11:38am
Bloomsbury Books
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

Environment and Society, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Books, is seeking proposals covering a broad range of topics in environmental studies from the perspectives of the social sciences and humanities. Learn more about the 30 books already in the series on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/LEXES

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