Memory and Trauma Studies have emerged as a key paradigm in the field of humanities, social and cultural studies, especially towards the end of the 20th century. The intersections and interactions between these two fields have been employed by contemporary scholars to study human histories of war, atrocities, genocides, partition, displacement and discrimination. Building upon this enriched understanding of the intricate relationship between memory and trauma, scholars have extended their inquiries to explore the mechanisms through which societies and individuals navigate the aftermath of traumatic experiences.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Writing Faith and Place in Early Modern Britain
17th–19th April, University of Exeter
4th International e-Conference
Exploring Crisis in Literary and Cultural Studies
Date: 19th & 20th October, 2023
To be Organized by
New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
in collaboration with
Department of English, Central University of Rajasthan (CURaj), India
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Humour across Victoriana
To be published as part of the series, Humour in Literature and Culture (Routledge, 2023-2025).
This volume will attempt to explore the prevalence and function of humour across all levels of Victorian society by focusing on how humour is expressed, encountered, and experienced in all forms of media and expression.
Call for Papers
2024 AAAS Annual Conference
April 25-27, 2024
Asian American Studies in the 2020s: Disciplinary, Ethnic, Diasporic Identities
How We Do Asian American Studies: AAPI Narratives of Shared Vulnerability and Care Communities
Type: Paper Presentation (3-4 presenters)
Call for papers
“‘Nor thou nor thy religion dost controule, The amorousnesse of an harmonious Soule’: Rethinking Devotional Works and Practices in the British Isles (16th-18th c.)”
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A one-day preparatory seminar will take place on April, 5th 2024 (as a hybrid event) to enable scholars to present their research. The conference will then take place at Université Paris Nanterre on April 3-4, 2025.
CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL SPACE AND NEW MEDIA
Studies in Theatre and Performance Special Issue Call for Papers
The Journal of Contemporary Poetics is a biannual, open access peer-reviewed journal. Focused on Literature, Linguistics & ELT, it solicits papers that are global and interdisciplinary in scope. It brings together perspectives on a diverse array of issues through well-research papers that engage with pressing contemporary issues that are framing recent debates in the Humanities. We do not seek an application of theory but an engagement with multiple cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary philosophical paradigms that are shaping the contemporary debates in Literature, Linguistics and ELT. We publish articles that touch upon a vast array of topics including
ContactZone, Journal of the Italian Association for the Study of Science Fiction and the Fantastic (AISFF), is accepting abstract submissions for a special issue dedicated to dystopias.
The opposite of utopia, dystopia presents a negative vision of the future, often apocalyptic. This special issue wants to juxtapose different dystopian horizons, tackling the construction of the future from different perspectives along the trajectories of gender, class, ecology, religion and so forth.
Contributions can feature any literature (including graphic novels) or media production (film, TV series, games) from any nation or culture.
This CFP is for a proposed session for the Annual Meeting of the ACLA in Montreal, March 14-17, 2024. Please submit abstracts to Davy Knittle and Keegan Cook Finberg through the ACLA portal by September 30th. https://www.acla.org/node/42756
Call for papers
Exploring the Contours of Wellness and Health
In the wake of the international conference “Exploring the Contours of Wellness and Health”, held at Sorbonne University on the 23st, 24th and 25th of March 2023, the HDEA research team invites article submissions on the conference theme for an edited volume on the history and representation(s) of wellness and/or health.
We are seeking paper proposals for the following conference seminar:
CFP: "Rethinking Advertisements in Cross-Genre Media"
American Comparative Literature Association
Montreal, Canada, March 14-17, 2024
55th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 7-10, 2024
Surplus and Environmental Justice in Literature and the Arts (ASLE Session)
Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)
Feeling brown, being down. Feeling down, being brown. As we understand it, brown indexes operations of law, affect, sexuality, relation, empire(s), capital. Brown can function as an accusation or a convenience. Brown can name shades and fantasy. This proposed seminar considers when brown as an analytic becomes useful and may be used to do the work of relation, inquiry, theory—and when brown does not work.
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 51st annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 22-24, 2024, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com).
CFP: Edited volume on Vikingism: Viking-Age Scandinavians in Modern British and North American Media
Vikings — their history, traditions, mythology and material culture — have taken contemporary media by storm. Popular culture is awash with Viking tropes and themes which have generated explosive interest in cinema, television, video games, music, literature, genre fiction and comics. This volume aims to provide a ground-breaking and innovative understanding of twentieth- and twenty-first century Vikingism. We are inviting scholars with relevant expertise to contribute essays which address any of the following questions:
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?
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 Book Chapter Proposals
Title of the Book: From World Literature to National Literature: Re-telling and Adaptation of Myths in Turkish Literature
Editor: Dr. Volkan KILIÇ
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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?
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).
Call for Papers: Citizenship Teaching & Learning
Special Issue: 'Citizenship Education and Social Action: Towards Emancipatory Education’
Vanja Lozic (email@example.com)
Saila Poulter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deadline for online abstract submissions: 31 December 2023
Notification by: 31 January 2023
Article publication: July 2025
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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.
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
PCA CONFERENCE 27-30 March 2024, CHICAGO, IL
The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture.
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2024 ASDP National Conference, which will be held in person in Boston, Massachusetts. Proposals addressing some aspect of this year’s theme are encouraged, but we welcome any that advance research, teaching, and scholarship in Asian studies. Early submissions greatly facilitate assembling meaningful panels and sessions. The deadline for paper submissions is November 15, 2023.
Call for Papers
Goblin Modes: Pleasure, Care, and Disobedience
21st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dates: Friday, March 22nd – Saturday, March 23rd, 2024
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for Indiana University’s 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, hosted by the Department of English. This conference will be held virtually on Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd.