Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture, a refereed academic journal now in its seventh volume, is currently seeking manuscripts addressing how the construction of sexual/gender identity as conveyed in recent media and popular culture is changing. We are looking for essays that investigate such areas as non-binary genders, trans identities, and intersectionality, among others.
In 2015, the case of Rachel Doležal sparked a heated debate about transraciality and helped to establish an academic examination of the subject. The scholarly consideration of transraciality is in its formative stages and this edited collection is an effort to expand and develop the existing discussion. The first of its kind, this volume will include interdisciplinary contributions from scholars who bring a wide range of perspectives and approaches to the subject. We are interested in chapters that help us, as an academic community, better understand transraciality as a concept or practice.
IAMAS 2022/23 Conference
Mothering and Motherhood on the Home/Front
Part One/Working Conference Date: Sept 23, 2022 (online)
Part Two Conference Dates: March 11-13, 2023 (Chicago, IL USA or online)
Abstracts Due: Oct. 28, 2022
Theme: Mothering and Motherhood on the Home/Front
We invite proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of women in literature. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2022 conference theme of "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian."
CLASSIC HORROR - abstracts due April 25, 2022
2022 is the 90th anniversary of the numerous amazing classic horror films that were released in 1932, among them Freaks, Island of Lost Souls, The Most Dangerous Game, The Old Dark House, The Mummy, and White Zombie. To mark this anniversary, we are soliciting abstracts for a special 'journal' issue of the website Horror Homeroom on classic horror. This special issue, which will come out in 2022, will certainly honor those films that have their anniversary this year, but we also want to broaden what classic horror looks like and are interested in essays that explore other national cinemas and lesser-known films.
Recent essays and articles in publications like The Atlantic and Vox have voiced growing concerns about the increasing elasticity of “trauma.” Even so, those same texts note the value of recognizing others’ trauma and of responding ethically to their stories. This worth is particularly evident in the wake of the many Covid-related traumatic events and the most recent racial reckonings (that may or may not have occurred) in the US and around the world.
International conference, to be held in Bordeaux, France, on October 7-8, 2022
While the format is not set in stone, we will strongly consider holding online panels.
Volume to be Published in November of 2022
The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) is eager to announce a Call for Papers for our third volume.
The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies is a double-blind peer reviewed, open-access journal published by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. JAMS is dedicated to publishing scholarly works concerning anime, manga, cosplay, and the fandom surrounding these areas. As an open-access journal, JAMS aims to reach an audience of scholars both inside and outside the academe, encouraging public engagement through the digital humanities.
Call for Papers
Contemporaries at Post45
The Art of Drag (Racing): Reading The Fast and the Furious
Despite its outsized popular impact – which spans 20 years, 9 films, a chart-topping song and several viral memes – The Fast Saga remains under-studied. This call for papers invites sustained inquiry into these films for a collection in Post45’s Contemporaries forum, seeking to understand the implications of this series in and on the cultural imagination, especially given the questions posed by its notable divergence from the action film genre.
Call for Papers: Ghostbusters – A Companion
The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks abstracts for our virtual Allied Session at the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference. More information regarding the conference can be found here.
This year, we are particularly interested in projects that intersect with SCMLA's theme of movements, described below:
The word is made flesh in mortal naturecultures (Donna Haraway, 2003)
The climate crisis is also a crisis of culture, and thus of the imagination (Amitav Ghosh, 2016)
Questioning Gender Politics: Contextualising the Future of Education and Schooling in Uncertain Times - https://www.drjessiebustillos.com/post/call-for-chapters-questioning-gen...
Extended abstracts may be related to, but not necessarily limited to the following themes: Please get in touch (email@example.com) if you'd like to discuss your contribution prior to abstract submission.
Submission period for the PAMLA 2022 Conference is now open. Please consider submitting a proposal to the Critical Theory panel. The description of the panel is included below. Here is the link to submit a paper: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18453
Extended Deadline: 15 April 2022 for CFP on ‘The Geography of Gender: Place, Space and Contexts’ for July 2022 issue (Vol VII No ii) of postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies (online, open access, peer-reviewed, DOAJ indexed) ISSN: 2456-7507. Detailed CFP available at https://postscriptum.co.in/cfp/.
The Geography of Gender: Place, Space and Contexts
Call for Papers (CFP)
for Volume VII Number ii (July 2022 issue)
In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.
Artificial Intelligence Applications in Literary Works and Social Media
Proposals Submission Deadline: May 11, 2022
Full Chapters Due: Jul 24, 2022
Publisher: IGI Global (Tier-1), 2023
Submission page: https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5872
The marking of borders and boundaries aims at structuring and naming spaces – both geographical and symbolic – as distinguishable entities. This naming, however, is subject to the incessant erasure and redrawing of lines of demarcation and redefining of spaces and identities, the demolition and reorganization of power structures, and the repositioning of the centre and the margins. Despite attempts at disciplining territories, spaces and identities, transgressions of boundaries and borders are inevitable. And the passages created by differing boundaries constitute the most contested fields. Nomenclature, therefore, remains a problem without a closure.
The Editorial Collective for Frontiers is currently inviting submissions in all areas of women’s, feminist, and gender studies. In particular, we seek to publish work that contributes to scholarly conversations on:
Call for Special Issue paper proposals:
Wombs and Tombs: Hauntings and Generational Trauma in Arab Women’s Writing
To be aimed at Contemporary Women’s Writing or the Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies
Call for Papers
New Volume: Activist Archivists and Archival Activisms: Documenting 21st Century Social Justice
We hereby invite proposals of original articles related to the general theme of Cultural Intertexts, an academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078.
The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle strategies of representation and of (inter)textual construction emerging from the dialogic relation between:
- literature and the historical and cultural context of text production;
- distribution and consumption;
- literature and other arts (music, film, visual arts, etc.) or sciences (linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, history, sociology and political sciences, internet and new technologies, etc.);
Alagappa Government Arts College celebrates 75th anniversary. In this platinum Jubilee year, in memory of the founder of the college, Alagappa Chettiyar, who is a voracious reader himself, it is decided to conduct a National level conference on a title that could bring in various areas of knowledge. Hence, the title Trends in English Literature became the title of the conference in commemoration of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration (1947- 2022) of the college. The purpose of this conference is to decipher modern developments in English literature to trace the antecedents and the present state of literature to refresh about the recent literary themes, theories and approaches.
Department of English
Presidency University, Kolkata
A Two-Day Online International Conference
7th and 8th June 2022 (Google Meet)
Convenor: Dr Mahitosh Mandal, Head, Department of English
Call for Workshop Participants: Translating Women's Writing from Turkish into English
A one-day, face-to face workshop, 19 June 2022
Organized as part of the Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction Network
Özyeğin University, Altunizade Campus
With support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK
The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
Spend an amazing week learning about gender, psychoanalysis and cinema!
In this course, we will explore cinematic representations of gender, in themes linked to identity formation, femininity, masculinity, gender bending, beauty, and ontology. It will include 6 two-hour online lectures and seminars covering the following topics and discussing the following films:
DAY 1: IDENTITY FORMATION
Eyes Without a Face (1960) Georges Franju
The Stepford Wives (1975) Bryan Forbes
Boys Don’t Cry (1999) Kimberly Peirce
DAY 2: FEMININITIES
9 Songs (2004) Michael Winterbottom
I am currently soliciting chapters for the Routledge Companion to Working-Class Literature, which is under contract and scheduled to appear next year. Most of the contributors are already confirmed, so I am looking for essays on particular subjects. These include:
• theories of working-class literature
• pre-industrial literature by workers
• working-class literature in the Global South
• African-American, Asian-American, and Latinx working-class literature
• queer working-class literature
• the future of working-class literature and literary studies
When mass movements are rising up against so-called “gender ideology” and succeeding in implementing anti-trans and anti-queer legislation across the globe, has the time come to reconsider—or perhaps even suspend—radical critiques of queer liberalism, homonormativity, and homonationalism? Elżbieta Korolczuk and Agnieszka Graff, for instance, have asserted that “while feminists, mostly from the global South, have long critiqued the discourse of universal human rights and the neocolonial elements in UN population policies, today it is clear that a wholesale rejection of universalism plays into the hands of right-wing populists” (816).