“Cities controlled by big companies are old hat in science fiction,” writes diarist Lauren Olamina in Parable of the Sower. Be it site of dystopian horror or utopian haven, The City in all its iterations serves speculative and science fiction in a variety of ways: as setting, plot device, character-in-itself, metanarrative reference point, all-purpose trope. Yet as metaphorical stand-in for ‘civilization’—and all that loaded signifier may entail—the city as trope may be all the more richly complicated within afrofuturism, allowing authors to ground their narratives in explorations of race, gender, class, and an entire array of intersectional complexities of human identity, community and social marginalization.
UPDATE: (Rescheduled) Dickens and Decadence
deadline for submissions:
April 30, 2021
full name / name of organization:
Dickens and Decadence
Stockholm University, Sweden
Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2021
Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics
2-3 September 2021
Conference Homepage: https://www.english.su.se/2.60277
As we continue the study of the Anthropocene and society’s intersections with nature, this collection searches for essays on women’s writing, Anthropocene, and futurism. This anthology’s scope will be broad, with a focus on analysis of women writers, society, and nature in the past, present, and future.
The Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (RHM) Symposium is a mix of highly competitive, open-call papers and invited participants, which results in a diverse gathering of folks from graduate students to full professors from a variety of disciplines and fields. The RHM symposium seeks to bring together humanities and social scientific research traditions in a rhetorically focused way to allow scholars to build new interdisciplinary theories, methodologies, and insights that can impact our understanding of health, medicine, illness, healing, and wellness. The 2021 RHM Symposium will be held virtually on September 9 & 10.
Melville Society Call for Papers American Literature Association, Boston, MA, July7-11 2021
Thematizing “Becoming” in the Work of Herman Melville
2021 NKAELL(The New Korean Association of English Language & Literature) Spring Conference
Date: May 15, 2021 (Saturday)
Theme: Hôte(Host/Guest): Between Hospitality and Inhospitality
Proposed Panel Title: The Historical Turn in Contemporary Arabic Fiction
Rising Asia Foundation invites proposals for its 2021 annual three-day multidisciplinary academic conference (spanning a vast swathe from foreign policy to world literatures), to be held as a webinar from August 16-18, 2021. The deadline for submitting abstracts is June 15, 2021. Abstracts should be submitted via email to both the co-chairs of the conference: Professor Suchorita Chattopadhyay, firstname.lastname@example.org and Professor Julie Mehta, email@example.com , Dr.
Rising Asia Foundation invites papers/proposals for its 2021 annual three-day foreign policy conference, “Asia Now: Asia 2050: The Making of a New Asian Order,” to be held as a webinar, from May 17-19, 2021. The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 1, 2021. Abstracts are to be submitted via email to both the co-chairs of the conference: Mr. Sitaram Sharma, firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Harish C. Mehta, email@example.com
For more information about the Conference, visit www.rajraf.org
Submissions must include:
“Nonviolence and Intercultural Dialogue”International Conference5-6 June 2021 – London/OnlineLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
“We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed, but we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it” – Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
8th Biennial New Perspectives in Flamenco History and Research Symposium
In conjunction with the 34th Annual Festival Flamenco Alburquerque
The National Institute of Flamenco and the University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance
Albuquerque, New Mexico
CONFERENCE DATE: July 16-17, 2021
Shelter in Place: Lessons on Pandemic Life from 19c American Women Writers & Culture (Proposed Roundtable for SSAWW Conference, November 4-7, 2021, Baltimore, MD. Here is the full SSAWW Conference call for proposals: https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/.)
Topics open but can include: the inaugural poem as genre; poetry of politics and poetry as politics; the public performance of poetry; studies of poets (Frost; Angelou; Williams; Alexander; Blanco; Gorman); poetry as the nation/nationalism. Please send CV and abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2021.
Update: The 2021 PCA/ACA conference (June 2-5, 2021) will be fully virtual. The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to Feb. 28. Please see below for submission details.
The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Boston, MA from June 2-5, 2021. You must be a member of the PCA to submit a proposal.
The multidisciplinary journal Rising Asia Journal invites articles from scholars working in the fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our areas of interest are Southeast Asia, East Asia (including China, Japan, the Koreas and Taiwan), India’s North East region, and the Indo-Pacific (Asia Pacific) region.
As a preamble to this call for abstracts, we want to specify that we are using the terms “transgender” and “trans identities” as umbrella terms for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. Our use of “transgender” or “trans identities” thus encompasses a variety of experiences within and outside the gender binary, and a range of expressions, as trans individuals pursue many different options (medical changes, clothing, make-up, etc.) to bring their appearances into alignment with their gender identity, or may choose not to.
This call is for editorial assistants for the peer-reviewed academic blog https://popmec.hypotheses.org (ISSN 2660-8839). Assistants will be regularly invited to join in editorial discussions, learn about the peer-reviewing process, and have the chance to participate in the coordination of calls, events, and activities. We welcome applications by early career researchers, including skilled BA and MA students interested in the topics the collective works on. Assistants will appear in the PopMeC Team page and a certificate of their editorial activities will be released whenever needed.
We are looking for editorial assistants for any of these tasks:
Call for Abstracts: Edited Volume on Medical Culture in East Asian Cinema and Media
Editors: Ling Zhang (SUNY Purchase College), Yuqian Yan (Washington University in St. Louis), and Pao-chen Tang (University of Manchester)
DEADLINE EXTENDED !!!
European Shakepeare Research Association Conference 2021
3-6 June 2021: VIRTUAL
Call for Seminar Papers: Shakespeare in Second and Foreign Language Learning
Deadline Extended !!
European Shakepeare Research Association Conference 2021
3-6 June 2021: VIRTUAL
Call for Seminar Papers: Shakespeare and the Nature of Utopia/Utopian Nature
Invitation to contribute to a volume of critical essays
Proposed title: “Disease, Disability and Death”
(To be published by a reputed publisher)
Editors: Abhishek Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Chakdaha College
and Suman Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Krishnagar Government College
Corresponding E-mail ID: email@example.com
Short Description of the volume:
CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts
Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, 2021
The Comparative World Literature Program at California State University, Long Beach,
invites abstracts for presentations at its 55th annual conference in Long Beach,
California on the topic of Outcasts and Outliers. In accordance with university policy,
this conference will be virtual. It is the hope of the conference committee that this
We invite international PhD students and emerging scholars to come together to consider the myriad ways that our contemporary and established traditions of rhetorical theory and criticism inform global flows of meaning-making. For 2021, we have conscientiously chosen to hold the 2021 workshop in San Luis Potosí, Mexico at El Colegio de San Luis (also referred to as COLSAN), in order to gather academics, scholars, and activists who are thinking about language and communication as we stay critical of its limits and consequences. In alignment with this purpose, the working languages in 2021 will be English and Spanish with the aid of translation software and technology.
Bridges and Borders: Navigating Problems and Possibilities in Language and Culture
A Graduate Student Virtual Conference presented by the Carnegie Mellon University Department of English Colloquia with Keynote Speaker Jasbir Puar
April 23, 2021
CFP: Nightmare Before Christmas (Key Films/Filmmakers in Animation series, Bloomsbury)
This edited collection will consider Nightmare Before Christmas as a milestone in animation and film history as well as a key cultural object with lasting impact. The book will be inserted in Bloomsbury’s Key Film/Filmmakers in Animation series.
Visual Resources Journal, Special Issue (Guest Editor: Krešimir Purgar)
Call for Papers:
What is an Image, Now?
The study of images is a vast and complicated field of enquiry that looks to understand how changing modes of production, dissemination and consumption, (including changes to the aesthetics and materiality of images) transforms the value of images, their very definition and ontology.
The Race and Yoga editorial board is currently seeking articles, personal narratives, and creative works for the sixth issue of the journal featuring a thematic cluster on “Yoga During COVID-19: Perpetual Pandemics.”
ReFocus: The Films of Oliver Stone
The 2022 Emily Dickinson International Society Conference in Seville,
“Dickinson and Foreignhood”
The Emily Dickinson International Society invites proposals for papers and panels at its international conference “Dickinson and Foreignhood,” scheduled at the College of Philology, University of Seville, Spain, from Tuesday, July 12, to Thursday, July 14, 2022. Because the academic calendar for 2021-2022 at the University of Seville is pending, conference dates will be confirmed in July 2021.