"Hello Darkness, My Old Friend"
Darkness in the American Imagination | virtual conference 4–8 September 2023
"Hello Darkness, My Old Friend"
Darkness in the American Imagination | virtual conference 4–8 September 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.
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.
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.
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, email@example.com, by June 30, 2023. (The editor is working with Bloomsbury.)
Fashioning the Asian Century
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
The 48th European Studies Conference, which will be held on October 5-6, 2023, both online and in person at the University of Nebraska Omaha, welcomes papers on European topics in all disciplines.
Founded in 1975, our interdisciplinary conference draws every year participants from colleges and universities in the United States and from abroad.
Areas of interest include art, anthropology, history, literature, current issues and prospects in cultural, political, social, economic, or military areas; education, business, international affairs, religion, foreign languages, philosophy, music, geography, theater, and film.
This year we will also offer special panels on the following topics:
The Western Literature Association permanent section invites proposals for in-person presentations at the 2023 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association taking place in Portland, Oregon, from October 26-29. The conference’s theme this year is “Shifting Perspectives.” You can submit your abstract at https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18925; all submissions must be proposed via the pamla.ballastacademic.com submission system (email submissions will not be accepted).
What does "too much" feel like?
The slimy or gelatinous texture elicits a sense of disgust in some, while others experience pleasure and luxuriousness. Excess can also manifest as waste and pollution: the plastic gyre in the ocean's center; the sticky, musky sensation on one's skin amidst smog. The materiality of excess can also be defined by the marginalized, commodified bodies that become sites of extraction as their labor, organs, and corporeal bodies enter global capital circulation. This session invites papers exploring the materiality of excess – its affect, texture, aesthetics, and politics – to engage with the realm of otherness.
Possible areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to:
HyperCultura, No. 12/ 2023
We have the pleasure to invite you to submit articles for our next issue, due March-April 2024. We receive papers on Literature (not that of ancient Greece or Rome), Media Studies, Film Studies, Visual and Performative Arts, and Teaching (Language and Literature). Papers in said areas need to focus on the following themes: Nationalism/ Post-nationalism, Colonialism/Postcolonialism/Decolonization, Race, Gender Studies, Ethnicity, and Identity.
We are CEEOL, Ulrichsweb, MLA Directory of Peridiodicals, DOAJ, EBSCO, ERIH PLUS and SCOPUS, and also visible through WorldCat.
Children’s Literature and Young Adult Literature Permanent Sections
Session Coordinator: Dr. Amberyl Malkovich
Dept. of English, Concord University
“Going Public” in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Cultures
2023 Call for Papers:
The African American Literature permanent section invites proposals for in-person presentations at the 2023 meeting of the Midwestern Modern Language Association taking place in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 2-5. The conference’s theme this year is “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy,” and papers addressing literature’s connection to and challenge of democracy will be given preference.
The permanent section on American Literature 1870-Present invites proposals for its in-person panel at the 2023 meeting of the Midwestern Modern Language Association conference (https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/).
All proposals are welcome, particulary those that gesture toward the conference theme of democracy.
For consideration, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words and a brief bio to: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 26, 2023.
Call for Papers: Scholarly Book on Suburban Studies
We invite chapter proposals for a forthcoming scholarly book on suburban studies. This interdisciplinary book aims to explore the complex, diverse, and dynamic nature of suburbs, their histories, and their futures. The book will seek to engage with a wide range of topics and themes related to sub/urban spaces, cultures, politics, and environments.
Abortion in International Popular Culture--Soliciting Abstracts
Deadline Extended to June 30th!
This is a Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA) Study Day at the University of Birmingham (UK) on 15 September 2023.
KEYNOTE: Dr Eleanor Dobson (Associate Prof in English Literature at the University of Birmingham) Paper Title TBC
WORKSHOP: Dr Leire Olabarria (Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Birmingham) will run a session onthe amassing of Egyptian collections in the long nineteenth century, with a focus on Britain and the Eton-Myers Collection.
Victorians Journal announces a special topics CFP on Victorian Hospitality for our Winter 2023 number, guest edited by Kristen Pond.
Victorians Journal CFP Winter Issue 2023
Feminism has become the most controversial, most discussed and most contested subject in India’s current academic field. North East Indian feminism generally depended on Western feminism as well as Indian feminism frameworks. These two frameworks are diversely intricate from North-East India in term of race, class, caste, culture and religion, etc. Moreover, it is important to note that most Indian mainstream feminists are brought up in a specific cultural setting i.e. class, caste, religion etc. from various parts of India. ‘Indian feminist thought’ is a term that they coined through their own discourse.
*Call for abstracts - Studies of Food in Literature and Media
*Conference - Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
*Dates - October 26th-29th 2023
*Location - Hilton Portland Downtown, Oregon USA
Call for Papers
South Asian Review Special Issue on Sri Lanka
“Global Sri Lankan Literature and Culture”
We are seeking contributors to a special issue or edited volume on representations of ethnic deportations from Eastern and Central Europe to the Soviet Union (1930-during and after WWII) favoring representations from ethnic minority groups. Articles are not limited to but can focus on:
First and second generation memory, postmemory (Hirsch) as expressed in life-writing, literary representations of all genres, art of all genres
On “portable monuments” (Rigney), narratives/stories/histories that could be re-written, appropriated, and transformed in new contexts
Call for Papers for the Special Issue on Annihilation of Caste
B. R. Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste (AoC) has been described by Anand Teltumbde as the Communist Manifesto of “caste India.” Unfortunately, however, there is a dearth of critical readings on this text. The upcoming special issue of All About Ambedkar: A Journal on Theory and Praxis aims to address this lacuna. The objective is to inspire renewed engagements with Ambedkar’s classic. The special issue will be co-edited by Dr Sanjiv Kondekar and Dr Mahitosh Mandal and is scheduled to be published in December 2023.
"The Poetics and Politics of Gender, Mobility and Migration in the New Anglophone Literatures"
CFP for Volume 29 of the European Journal of English Literature to be published in 2025
Guest editors: Nadia Butt (University of Giessen), Radhika Mohanram (Cardiff University) and Michelle Stork (University of Frankfurt)
This interdisciplinary volume seeks to bring multiple fields together in order to investigate diaspora, food, and memory.
This volume takes a multi-field approach to answer the following three questions:
How do diasporic communities use food to navigate a relationship with their homeland?
In what ways do diasporic foodways sustain and/or rupture cultural legacies?
What are the relationships between food and cultural memory?
Historically in the United States of America, immigrants of Asian origin have been the subject of extremely violent legal measures—one need only recall the 1882 “Chinese Exclusion Act” or the other major laws against the naturalization of Asians voted in 1924 and 1934.
The PAMLA 2023 Conference will be held in person at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon between October 26-29, 2023. For more information, visit https://www.pamla.org/pamla2023/
Canadian Literature and Culture
120th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference
October 26-29, 2023
In thinking of the conference theme, “Shifting Perspectives,” the Women in Latin American Film and Media session invites proposals that seek to interrogate the Latin American film canon and highlight the contributions of women and the way they have worked with and against the canon.
The panel invites proposals that highlight the contributions women directors, producers, actors, etc. have had on the their respective industries and the Latin American film canon.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries welcomes articles exploring any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries (broadly conceived). In addition to traditional scholarly papers (roughly 4000-7000 words), we welcome essays on fresh pedagogical approaches to the works of Defoe and other writers of his era.
We also encourage the submission of innovative digital and multimedia projects, as well as experimental non-peer reviewed essays.
Scholarly essays may be eligible for essay prizes awarded by the Defoe Society.
Call for Papers:
Voyages: Traversing the White Space
Deadline: May 21, 2023, 11:59 pm EST
Pivot magazine would like to invite you all to share your work! We are so excited to share that the theme for our 2023 edition is Voyages: Traversing the White Space.