The School explores the legacy of Fascism in Italy blending unique in situ visits to art, architecture and historical monuments led by international experts and classes on literature, film and culture led by Sapienza faculty. The goal is to broaden the scholarly assessment of the period and to suggest innovative curricula for students in the humanities, who are also interested in working in museums and cultural institutes in Italy and abroad. The heritage of Fascism in Rome and Italy will be approached in the context of Nazism and Stalinism, and framed within the broader scenario of European colonialism.
2nd UTAD Conference Existence, Tradition and Future (5-7 September 2024, İstanbul, Türkiye)
Turkish Society for Theatre Research and Bahçeşehir University Conservatory
Call for Papers and/or Applied Workshop
THE SPENSER REVIEW Summer/Fall 2024 Issue CFP
Call for Papers: ALGORITHMIC SPENSER
The Spenser Review invites submissions for its 2024 Summer/Fall Issue on the subject of ‘Algorithmic Spenser’ – an issue about patterns, procedures, and problem-solving. What premodern precedents are there for modern algorithms of making and interpreting literary texts and worlds?
SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS
'THE HUMAN AND THE MACHINE: AI AND THE CHANGING WORLD'
If we are to believe the entertainment media, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is destined to go rogue and take over the world, destroying humanity as we know it. In reality, the growing accessibility of AI is seeing its use normalised and it is becoming a useful tool to improve and alter society. Artificial Intelligence has been an area of research since the 1950s and hinges on machine functions that learn from humans or independently. Despite its long history,
Call for Papers
Mediterranean Working-Class Literatures
University of Thessaly, Volos
7-8 June 2024
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr. Monica Jansen, Utrecht University
Studies by scholars including Greg Lambert, William Egginton, Omar Calabrese, David Castillo, Helen Hills, Monika Kaup and Lois Parkinson Zamora indicate that the Baroque is more than merely a period in art of and around the 17th century that derives its name from an irregular and odd-shaped pearl and refers to something strange, bizarre, irregular and disproportionate, hence, imperfect. Neobaroque stems from the baroque tradition and accommodates the baroque as a historical period with its complexity and proliferation. It is appropriate for the instances of reproduction and/or transformation of the ideas and the strategies of the Baroque in contemporary culture.
Chapter submissions are invited for an edited collection, Marlowe X Theory.
“On or about December 1910 human character changed.”
— Virginia Woolf, Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown.
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“On or about December 2022 human character was called into question.”
— Informed by the emergence of ChaptGPT and evolving AI
The MLA forum on Religion and Literature invites paper proposals for a panel on religion, literature, and climate. How do ancient and contemporary literary texts both represent and engender climate crisis denialism, climate lament, and climate hope as a function of religious imaginations and literary practice? Submit 250-word abstracts and CVs.
The twenty-first century is nearly a quarter done. The contemporary – that category which has so often been theorised, following Barthes and Agamben, as fundamentally out of step with its own time – is starting to synchronise its watch with the temporal bounds of the current century.
Call for papers: The State of the Nation in film and television, London Metropolitan University, online conference, 3rd July 2024.
Editors: Sara Crosby, Carter Soles, and Ashley Kniss
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
The Superhero Project: 8th Global Meeting
“THE TECHNOLOGICAL SUPERHERO”
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September, 2024.
The View Hotel, Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom
“Where does he get those wonderful toys…?” – Batman (1989)
The 2024 First Book Institute
June 2-8, 2024
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Distinguished Professor of English, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Past Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Sex, Scandal, and Sensation is an interdisciplinary and global exploration of the role and impact of the sensational, the scandalous, and the sexual in literature, film, television, gaming, and other forms of cultural production.
Call for Papers for an Edited Collection
Dead or Alive: The Futures of Zombie Studies
Edited by Marlon Lieber and Tim Lanzendörfer
CFP: Ecological Grief and Mourning in the Literature and the Arts in the Anglophone World (18th – 21st c.)
Université Paris Cité, LARCA & Catholic University of Paris
3-4 April 2025
Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2024
Adrienne Rich has written that her feminist politics entails “locating the grounds from which to speak with authority,” beginning “not with a continent or a house, but with the geography closest in–the body.” Taking inspiration from Rich and foundational women of color feminists, this panel invites papers exploring the politics of position within the academy and scholars' embodiment in relation to our work.
Visions of the Gulf
Mediating Experiences, Experiencing Mediation
University of Washington Cinema & Media Studies Graduate Conference May 4, 2024
Keynote Speaker: Weihong Bao, UC Berkeley
Call for Proposals
*Travel funding will be available upon request
Music in Difficult Times: Global—Plural Temporalities Concordia University, Montreal. May 3–5, 2024Deadline: February 15, 2024
“May you live in interesting times!”
Apocryphal Chinese Curse
Digital media has dramatically changed our understanding, knowledge, and experience of bodies. Body tracking apps and smart watches allow for new and intense practices of self-surveillance; social media platforms such as Insta and Tiktok present the constant work of body optimization as reasonable and desirable; selfie culture commonly serves to demonstrate willing compliance with new unachievable beauty standards. Filters, editing, lighting, and angling suggest that everybody can be brought into normative shape. Bodies are highly commodified when influencers link their accounts to LTK or amazon storefronts where products are being sold that suggest that youth, fitness, health, thinness, and beauty can be bought.
In her 2020 publication Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto, Legacy Russell explores the notion of “glitch-as-error with its genesis in the realm of the machinic and the digital.” With this framing, she argues that glitches might “inform the way we see the AFK [Away-From-Keyboard or real] world, shaping how we might participate in it toward greater agency for and by ourselves” (8-9). With her sights set on social systems of gender, race, and sexuality in particular, Russell asks how embodied subjects who defy patriarchal white supremacist cisheterosexist norms are positioned or appear as glitches, as errors, in digital and AFK spaces.
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Deadline for proposals (up to 500w): 4th Feb 2024
The crumbling Hotel Splendid of Marie Redonnet. The room where Lisa Robertson’s Hazel Brown awakens. The autofictional reflections of Joanna Walsh’s experience as a hotel reviewer. And of course, the multilinear, hybrid Hotel Theory of Wayne Koestenbaum.
Themed Issue: Consent is an Access Issue: Rethinking Disability, Accessibility, and Consent-Based Theatre Practices
Call for Papers Deadline: March 31, 2024
“Disabled people’s liberation cannot be boiled down to logistics.”
East-West Cultural Passage
Special Issue: Representations of Disaster in the Humanities, September 2024
Submission deadline: 1 May 2024
In the contemporary digital era, there has been a notable transition of Black children's literature towards the audiobook format, facilitated by platforms such as Audible, Overdrive, and Libby. This shift has significantly expanded the accessibility of Black children's literature beyond the traditional confines of physical books (Rubery, 2011). The role of audiobook narrators in this context becomes crucial, as they are instrumental in bringing stories to life, thereby enhancing the listening experience, comprehension, and the overall success of publishing ventures (Burkey, 2007).
The deadline for submissions for Volume 9 of Chiasma: A Site for Thought has been extended until March 31st.
Please see the call for papers for more information.
Previous submission, here.
Chiasma: A Site for Thought, the International Journal of Theory and Philosophy at Western University’s Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism is soliciting papers on the relationship between philosophy and Fascism (broadly understood).
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)