"Hello Darkness, My Old Friend"
Darkness in the American Imagination | virtual conference 4–8 September 2023
We are very excited to share our Call for Papers for the 2023 Charles F. Fraker Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. This year’s conference will be titled, "Dis/continuities: Unsettling Memory and Time" and will take place on October 6 and 7, 2023.
Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)
Next issue - call for articles
This peer-reviewed journal seeks lively submissions for its latest issues on any aspect of European cultural and creative activity.
- Early submission is encouraged -
The next issue is open at present
This peer reviewed journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.
Replaying Communism: Cultural Memories of Soviet Occupation in European Media
Online symposium: 1 December 2023
University of Reading, United Kingdom
Keynote Speakers: Anikó Imre, Professor of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California; second keynote tbc.
Speculative Fiction has become the space in which imaginings of the future proliferate, not totally free of the specter of history, but free from the fatalism that subaltern communities often are forced to cope with under the weight of that history. As such, Indigenous writers, both in the US and in the rest of the world, have turned to the genre as a way to construct futurisms of survivance and resistance. Because settler histories work towards indigenous erasure, the question of individual and communal autonomy is central. In this context, Speculative Fiction has become a key component in the Indigenous fight to regain personal and communal autonomy from narratives of erasure and abjection.
PAMLA 2023 Special Session
October 26-29, 2023
This panel is and isn’t about poetry. At its core, it is a panel about our reading habits surrounding poetry, the ways in which the definition of poetry has shifted in its capaciousness, about how we recognize a poem, what has happened to poetry’s public in the wake of Amanda Gorman’s powerful reading of "The Hill We Climb" in Joseph Biden’s presidential inauguration, and what poetry might become in a heavily digitized, perhaps even metaversal future. The specter that haunts this panel is Stanley Fish’s “How to Recognize a Poem When You See One,” but his essay is really just one starting point in how critics have been fervently trying to recognize our reading habits on poetry.
Resources for American Literary Study (RALS), a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2023 issues. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis.
PAMLA 2023 RHETORICAL THEORY PANEL
CALL FOR PAPERS -- EXTENDED DEADLINE
Portland, October 26-29th
Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack (USC)
This panel will explore recent movements in rhetorical theory writ large, either in connection with or apart from composition theory and practice. Special attention will be given to proposals that engage with the conference's theme.
ditors are seeking additional chapters for A Classroom Guide to Writing in Theatre and Performance Studies, a collection whose proposal is currently under review with Palgrave Macmillan. Contributions will be pedagogy-centered essays of 5000-6000 words. Proposal abstracts of approximately 500 words and a short bio are due to both editors by June 15 (extended from June 1).
We invite proposals for a special issue of the journal Porn Studies focused on the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) on pornography and sex work. The rapid advancement of AI technology and its increasing influence on these sectors present pressing ethical and societal issues that require further examination.
“We do not know what the dragon means, just as we do not know the meaning of the universe, but there is something in the image of the dragon that is congenial to man’s imagination… It is, one might say, a necessary monster” – Jorge Luis Borges.
17th Annual Globalization, Diversity, and Education (GDE) Conference
Relationality and the Spaces We Occupy in Time of Ecological Precarity
September 14-16, 2023
Airway Heights, WA
Proposals have been extended until June 12th, 2023. Please submit a proposal if you are interested.
120th Annual PAMLA Conference (2023): Portland, OR
Critical Approaches and Responses to AI: Roundtable
Guest Editors: Caroline Nepton Hotte and Marie-Eve Bradette
« Il y a longtemps, fort longtemps, le monde tel que nous le connaissons aujourd’hui n’était qu’un vaste océan. Il était peu habité, sauf par quelques animaux aquatiques. À cette époque, les ancêtres des Wendat vivaient plutôt au-dessus, dans un autre monde : le Monde-Ciel. »
Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui, La femme venue du ciel. Mythe wendat de la création
Special Session on Applied and Theoretical Linguistics
Ellen Bernhard, Assistant Professor of Digital Communication, Georgian Court University, US
Paul Fields, Senior Lecturer in Music, Buckinghamshire New University, UK
Deadline for Submissions
31 July 2023
“Fashioning the Borderlands” call for chapters
Editors: Marie Bravo-Moix and Yvette Chairez
In the past decade, an increasing number of colleges and universities have added elements of intercultural and global awareness to their discipline, degree, and course outcomes. Whether titled “intercultural awareness” or “global citizenship,” “intercultural competence” or “global awareness,” these new focal points center on a more international, cross-cultural understanding of the world and its interactions. The American Association of Colleges and Universities, for example, has generated a “Global and Social Responsibility Initiative” that articulates three main outcomes for students in the 21st century:
1.) Become informed, open-minded, and responsible people who are attentive to diversity across the spectrum of differences.
16 and 17 November 2023 / Aix-Marseille University
(Site St Charles, Turbulence Building, 3 place Victor Hugo, Marseille; or by Zoom)
The III International Postgraduate Seminar in English Literature and Linguistics (IPSELL) organised by the Master’s in English Literature and Linguistics of the University of Granada aims to provide a forum where postgraduate students/researchers can present the results of their current research projects (preferably MA dissertation or early PhD work). This event intends to allow master’s and early career research students to share their research interests with national and international young scholars and get acquainted with the critical visions and methodological approaches that will be leading academic research in the years to come.
The authors for this edited collection on Fashioning the Asian Century are mostly set, but we still need one or two essays on Southeast Asia generally, or Thailand or Vietnam specifically. We could also use another essay on a topic relating to Chinese, Japanese, or Korean fashion. Please note that we already have several inquiries relating to fashion in India.
If you're interested, please send a 150 word abstract and short bio to the editor, Dr. Amanda Sikarskie, firstname.lastname@example.org, by June 30, 2023. (The editor is working with Bloomsbury.)
Fashioning the Asian Century
*Apologies for cross-posting
Please see this CFP (full call below) for an edited collection on Transnational Feminist Rhetorics titled “(Re)Mobilizing Solidarity: (Re)Mobilizing Solidarity in/and Transnational Feminist Rhetorics” edited by Belinda Walzer, Mais T. Al-Khateeb, Jennifer Nish, and Sweta Baniya.
Call For Papers for an Edited Collection, The National Health Service on Television
call for papers
Deadline for Submissions: May 31, 2023. Extended to June 30, 2023.
Decision: July 31, 2023
Name of Organization: The Department of Arts & Human Sciences at Northern New Mexico College
Conference Chair: Robert Beshara
Date: September 8-9, 2023
Time: 8 am – 5 pm
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Oga Po’geh, Nuevo México, Turtle Island
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.
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
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.