The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100- to 200-word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, in Anaheim, CA, March 29–31, 2024. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists. The CAC at WonderCon does not accept virtual submissions. The CAC is designed to bring together comics scholars, professionals, critics, and historian
NeMLA 2024: 20717. Hart Crane in the 21st Century: Crossing The Bridge and Beyond (Roundtable)American/Diaspora
Chair: John Wargacki (Seton Hall University)
This roundtable discussion addresses Hart Crane’s poetry and legacy in modernism
Please log in to the convention portal for additional details and to submit: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html
GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE 2024
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29 – FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024
DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Critical Ecologies and Speculative Futures: Conceiving the Environment
Critical theory has questioned the conceptual limits of ideas like the Anthropocene, Capitalocene, and supremacy of human animals over nature. Ongoing global crises, such as climate change, divergent levels of modernization, and the search for bold and expedient solutions to accelerating environmental crises urge new frameworks to analyze an interdependent world.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Memory and Representation area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites submissions on any pertinent topic (see description below) for the 2024 National Conference in Chicago, Illinois, March 27-30, 2024.
Memory and Representation: Area Description
CFP – Reading Black Mirror
RSAJournal, the journal of the Italian Association of American Studies (https://www.aisna.net/journal/, currently transitioning to OJS), is seeking Special Section proposals for its #35 issue (publication date: September 2024). The Special Section revolves around one "leading edge" topic/concept in the field of American Studies and typically includes 6 journal-length essays by established as well as early career scholars.
Religion in the Global Age
The Religion in the Global Age panel at the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture seeks papers that address the conference theme of "The Irreplacable Human/-ities?" within the framework of the analytic, scientific, or critical study of religion. In this panel, preference is given to papers focussed on comparative studies or on specific religions in the Global Age not otherwise represented by existing ISRLC panels.
CALL FOR PAPERS
January 13, 2024. An International Online Conference on Literature, Culture and Foreign Languages
You want to test your presentation skills in a culturally diverse (and accepting) environment, and You can present in English, or You simply want to listen to presentations from the comfort of your home, and connect with people on these subjects from all around the world, If you are interested in 19th, 20th Century and Contemporary Literature or Language and Culture, or if: THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU!
Drawing its inspiration from Edward Said’s discussion of the ways in which texts become ‘worldly’ through a series of filiations and affiliations, the ALA invites papers and panels that address such relations in all their forms. What are the filial structures that a text brings to its readers? What kind of affiliative readings might a critic bring to the text to disrupt the filial ties? What are the stakes in engaging in the traffic between filiative and affiliative readings? Beyond considerations of (a)ffiliated critical practice, how do literary and other cultural texts represent filiations and affiliations and in what ways do they constitute such relations?
Greetings from California State University, San Bernardino. As the editor of the digital edition of the Encyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature (Facts on File), I'm inviting scholars to contribute essays of approximately 1500-2000 words to this contracted and peer reviewed volume. The volume is scheduled to be published digitally in 2024/2025. Deadline for proposals is 11/1/23.
Ways to contribute:
1) Research, write and submit for peer review one of the essay topics listed, a biography.
2) Serve as a peer reviewer–reviewers should have expertise/publishing/teaching/editing record in the field of Spanish American and or Latino literature. Each reviewer will read about 50-100 pages.
Influenced by Le Corbusier’s ‘Radiant City’, the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects in St. Louis were a modernist, utopian vision of urban renewal. However, they quickly slid into disrepair and in 1972 were partially demolished in a nationwide, televised spectacle. The failure of Pruitt-Igoe shows us that the dystopia is always necessarily contained within the utopia: despite the intentions of its architect Minoru Yamasaki, in planning the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects, it was always destined to be a vision of 'functional' racial segregation by its federal ideators. Although the edict of racial segregation was thrown out by the Supreme Court, the dystopian seed had been planted, and serves as an exemplar for what a dystopia truly is: a utopia unraveled.
The Southern Humanities Conference, 2024
Call for Papers
Conference Theme: (Em)Body/Environment
Savannah, GA, February 1-4, 2024
The Southern Humanities Conference provides an opportunity for scholars, artists, writers, musicians, performers, and humanists of all kinds to share their knowledge, research, work, and experiences in an interdisciplinary, welcoming, and engaging intellectual space.
Submit 200-300 word abstracts (with a short bio) via the NeMLA Portal | EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 15, 2023.
Frame Narratives: Then and Now (Seminar)
Call for Papers
Indraprasth: An International Journal of Culture and Communication Studies
invites original and unpublished papers for its 2023 edition on the theme:
Migration In and Out of Africa: A Cultural Perspective
Call For Submissions: MAST Journal Special Issue: Media Archaeology And Art
Deadline for full submissions: January 20th, 2024 (for publication in May 2024).
Exploring the Intersections of Media Archaeology and Artistic Practice
PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) will be holding a free virtual symposium exploring the 1950s in popular culture. Held online on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of March 2025.
The 1950s was the decade where the world began to recover from the tragedy of the Second World War. This conference aims to explore both the popular culture of the 1950s, and how the 1950s have been depicted in the popular culture of other eras.
Since the late 1990s the British gangster film (whose popularity peaked during the 1970s and again in the early 1980s with films such as Get Carter (1971) and The Long Good Friday (1980)) has undergone a series of re-inventions and re-appraisals. Two films are largely responsible for the cultural renaissance of the genre: Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Ritchie, 1998) which turned 25 in 2023 and Sexy Beast, which turns 25 in 2025.
PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) will be holding a free virtual symposium exploring the city that is London. Held online on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of December 2024.
London is one of the great cities of the world and has witnessed many events, both fictional and real. This conference aims to explore the multiple ways London has been depicted in popular culture, from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
We are looking to round out our collected volume of critical essays in American popular culture from 1865-1940, that examine how women vigilantes, anti-heroines and outlaws of this era were represented in movie serials, radio dramas, films, comics, theater, and pulp fiction. We are seeking at least one additional chapter. The majority of the book is set, and we are in contract with a peer-review publisher. We are on a tight deadline, so preference will be given to papers that are already in progress that are a good fit for this collection.
Ninth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium
Concordia University and McGill University
March 22nd-23rd, 2024
Submission deadline: December 1st, 2023
Keynote Faculty: Mary Esteve (Concordia) and Alexander Manshel (McGill)
New Directions in Quaker Literary History
Violence surrounds us, sometimes visibly (in times of conflict and wars, directly or mediated through images), and sometimes invisibly, as part of a statistic. With the increasingly extremist rhetoric on parts of the US political spectrum, the so-called “culture wars,” violent hate crimes against LBTQ+ people have surged in recent years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific-Asians and Asian-Americans were targeted because of xenophobia and conspiracy theories. Similarly, the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 were met with violent responses from authorities. Additionally, mass and school shootings hit an all-time high for two years in a row between 2021 and 2022.
Call for Papers
Cormac McCarthy Society
American Literature Association 35th Annual
May 23-26, 2024
The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
The Cormac McCarthy Society welcomes proposals for papers on any topic related to Cormac McCarthy’s works
Due Date: January 1, 2024
Please send abstracts to Steven Frye at firstname.lastname@example.org
Authorship in a Global and Transnational Context30-31 May 2024, KU Leuven (Belgium)
Conference online: 26-27 October 2023
CFP: Visual and Material Culture at CEA 2024
deadline for submissions:
November 1, 2023
full name / name of organization:
College English Association
Call for Papers, Visual and Material Culture at CEA 2024
March 21-23, 2024 | Atlanta, Georgia
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden seeks proposals for a multidisciplinary conference on Visions of Racial Justice and Childhood to be held in Camden, NJ, USA, on June 6 to June 8, 2024. This conference invites presentations that consider how different social actors and entities, including (but not limited to) governments, corporations, non- governmental organizations, and activist groups, have envisioned racial justice in relation to childhood and youth. What visions of racial justice are sustained, contested, and otherwise engaged across children’s literature, media, and popular culture?
Time and again, Shakespeare demonstrates the frailty and contingency of the many historical and “imagined” communities (Anderson) that feature in his works. Many of his plays revolve around the conflict between individuals and society, depicting the bonds between friends, lovers, family members or even whole nations being put to the test by desire, jealousy, and ambition. If Shakespeare’s communities are unstable to begin with, then discussions of diversity bring to light that very instability even further. His works have been both hailed for showcasing the universality of human nature and critiqued for implicitly reinforcing a Western, Eurocentric world view.