Building on conversations and topic connections from the 2023 Convention, this panel invokes the 2024 conference theme surplus in regards to witches and depictions of the occult. All too often, witches were history’s unwanted women, defying cultural and social norms in ways that were determined to be in excess of what was conventional. What does it mean that these narratives of witches, both real and fictional, have been told and retold such that the witch is now a near constant presence in popular culture, literature, museums, and local histories? Does this exposure enhance what we know about witches in society and their histories or futures, or does this exposure complicate and possibly dilute their historical, social, or gendered power?
The Velvet Light Trap, Issue 94 (to be published Fall 2024)
UPDATE NEW DEADLINE: 10/1/2023
Creative Labor and Precarity
Special Issue Theme
Deleuze notes in Negotiations that he did not have the chance to write “the book [he’d] like to have done about literature” (143) as he had done for other artforms like cinema and painting. Following Deleuze and Guattari’s definition of great thinkers who “lay out a new plane of immanence” and “draw up a new image of thought” to “change how we think” (What Is Philosophy 51), this seminar takes up Deleuze’s desire for new images of thought focused explicitly on literature. This seminar invites participants to consider the relation between Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy and commentary on art (e.g., painting, cinema, and literature) and a variety of literary writers to establish new ways of thinking and navigating within literature.
Shirley Geok-lin Lim claimed, “My Westernization took place in my body.” This panel seeks to theorize the female Korean American body as a racialized and excluded site--a biopolitical site for trauma and haunting. More specifically, we seek to investigate representations of Korean women’s bodies in Korean/Korean American women’s writing and how these representations come to embody fidelity, disloyalty, and/or negotiate multiple affiliations and the movement between allegiances.
As such, this panel asks:
How is the Korean female figure situated between Westernization/Americanization and Asian alliances?
Call for Papers for volume 16, n° 1(33)/ 2024: Digital Methods and Fields: Feminist Perspectives
Audrey BANEYX, Research Engineer, Médialab, Sciences Po, France, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hélène BOURDELOIE, Associate professor, CIS (CNRS) & LabSIC, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, France, Helene.Bourdeloie@univ-Paris13.fr
Mélanie LALLET, Associate professor, UCO Nantes, Arènes, CHUS & Irméccen, France, email@example.com
CFP Animation and Transport Vehicles
Deadline: October 6th 2023
Cinema arrived with a train approaching the platform with such speed that the audience jumped off their seats. So it goes in film history, as Martin Loiperdinger points out in "Cinema's Founding Myth" (2004), with the account of the public screening of the Lumiere brothers' The Arrival of the Train at La Ciotat from 1896. And with the introduction of psychoanalysis and structural linguistics in film theory by for example Raymond Bellour in The Analysis of Film (1979: 182), so the train metaphor for sex in film lives on.
Any philosophical consideration of the current zeitgeist requires an assessment of the quasi-object ( Latour 1993) constellation of Artificial Intelligence and its affordances without giving in to either knee-jerk optimism or unchanneled pessimism. For if doomsday was indeed near (as social media discourses want us to believe), and human labour progressively redundant to the machinations of human-made artificial intelligence, what is the limit case scenario, which makes such a provocation real, tangible and material beyond fatalistic projections of obsolescence? How does that reconfigure the idea of the Human as both the object and subject of cybernetic capital?
Psychology and Popular Culture
Call for Papers for 2024 Conference
The Psychology and Popular Culture area concerns itself with the ways in which popular culture both reflects and shapes the nature of our psychology.
The Psychology and Popular Culture area invites all interested persons to present papers on a broad array of topics inclusive of psychology and popular culture, such as:
Novels and literary works that adapt Classical figures and text continue to be very popular, such as Natalie Haynes’s A Thousand Ships, Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls and The Women of Troy, Madeline Miller’s Circe, Ali Smith’s Girl Meets Boy, and others demonstrate. Many of these retellings focus on Classical women, putting these characters at the center of the narratives. These relatively recent works show one way in which the Classical tradition can still be relevant, especially as it adapts to and includes new histories, viewpoints, and situations.
The conference will take place between April 15th and April 19th 2024 (precise date to be announced) at Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Étienne (France)
The Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association invites proposals for our annual conference to be held March 27-30, 2024, in Chicago, Illinois.
Texas Tech University’s 2023 Women’s and Gender Studies Fall Colloquium, to be held in person in Lubbock, Texas, on October 20, invites research proposals for individual papers or panels on topics relevant to gender and sexuality studies in contemporary society. The colloquium is interdisciplinary. Perspectives from anthropology, art, business, communication, education, economics, film, history, journalism, languages, law, linguistics, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, political science, popular culture, psychology, religion, and sociology are welcome. Please submit a 250-word abstract or panel proposal to
In a 2019 special issue of Pedagogy, Shawna Ross and Douglass Dowland coined the term “Anxious Pedagogies” to encourage approaches that would theorize the complex functions of anxiety in the classroom. Ross and Dowland posit the composition classroom as “a site of a seldom-described but sensorially palpable risk for both student and instructor” (510). Today, in the wake of a pandemic and skyrocketing rates of student and instructor anxiety, the humanities classroom has become an even riskier space in many ways, as global, local, political, and discipline-specific factors pose ever more explicit threats to the process of teaching and learning.
ACLA Annual Conference, March 14-17 2024, Montreal, Quebec
Call for Papers: Radical Print Cultures in the US South
University of Leeds, 15th February 2024
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Sharon Monteith (Nottingham Trent University), author of SNCC’s Stories: The African American Freedom Movement in the Civil Rights South (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2020).
Guest Editors: Susannah B. Mintz (Skidmore College) and Mark Osteen (Loyola University Maryland)
6TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM LANGUAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION (LINCS)
Organized by the University of Latvia (Latvia)
in association with
Le Mans University (France)
I am inviting abstracts for the Northeast MLA conference to be held in Boson from March 7-10, 2024.
CALL FOR CHAPTERS. The humanitarian Crisis in the 21st century: challenges of liberal democracies to deal with the humanitarian crisis
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Maximiliano E. Korstanje- University of Palermo, Argentina
Christina Akrivopoulou – Hellenic Open University, Greece – Editor in Chief of Int. Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies.
Call for Papers: Citizenship Teaching & Learning
Special Issue: 'Citizenship Education and Social Action: Towards Emancipatory Education’
Vanja Lozic (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saila Poulter (email@example.com)
Deadline for online abstract submissions: 31 December 2023
Notification by: 31 January 2023
Article publication: July 2025
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Proof — American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Conference in Montreal, March 14-17, 2024
Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what's all this here talking about?
Call for Papers: Animation Practice, Process & Production
Special Issue: ‘Animating Change: Women and Genderqueer Animators’
Guest editors: Tania de León Yong and María Lorenzo Hernández
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Through the centuries, humans have often shaped their social life by fictional moments and by taking part in fictional events: carnivals, representations, role plays, society plays, structured and semi-structured collective and singular moments where strictly coded contexts organize specific worlds and cultural dimensions. Play, in its wide acception and in its nature of artificial and coded mechanism, reflects historically the symbolic work by which human societies have elaborated, explained and organized the world.
Migration has been a constant feature of human history – “homo migrans” have existed ever since “homo sapiens”. Recently the themes of migration and integration have been especially topical in Europe and in other parts of the world due to massive and ever-growing movement of population. These spreading in-flows of immigrants have a strong impact on the social, economic and political climate of host countries, which are often highly challenged by the growing numbers and, therefore, have to review their immigration and integration policies to adjust to the contemporary processes of globalization. Integration is becoming more and more important at the time when migration is steadily growing and diversifying and is undergoing profound changes.
Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies World CongressGlobal Studies Center, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait
16-19 January 2025
Translation, Transposition, and Travel in the Global Nineteenth Century
Regenia Gagnier, University of Exeter
Marwan Kraidy, Northwestern University QatarArthur Asseraf, University of Cambridge
Sarga Moussa, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Society for Cinema & Media Studies–Translation/Publication Committee
in collaboration with
JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies
*Deadline Extended to September 30th, 2023*
CALL FOR TRANSLATIONS, 2023-2024
The Global Asias Initiative (GAI) at Pennsylvania State University, in conjunction with Japan Foundation, New York (JFNY), is conducting a three-year project aimed at kickstarting a network of junior scholars between the US and Japan who are working under the conceptual rubric of Global Asias. The goal of this three-year project is to begin building a community of scholars who are working at the intersections of Japan Studies and Global Asias approaches.
Conference onlline: 12-13 October 2023
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Paulo Endo – University of São Paulo, Brazil
Conference 7-8 December 2023: in-person (Gdansk, Poland) and online (via Zoom) Scientific Committee:
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
CALL FOR PAPERS:
In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biogra