In 2025, the adoption community is celebrating the 50-year anniversary of Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter by Betty Jean Lifton. This seminal text in adoption studies was at the origins of adoptee rights movements, and it inspired its own body of scholarship. The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture is seeking submissions that engage with this text and/or its paratextual materials from a variety of disciplinary perspectives for a guaranteed session at the MLA Convention in New Orleans on January 9-12. Presentations that engage with the presidential theme “Visibility” are especially welcome.
Call for Papers:
Race & Queer, Trans, and Reproductive Rights
“When we are talking about gender and sexual politics…I’m not convinced we need to invent any trans or gender-based rubrics to understand the space or to mobilize against it. The existing critical rubrics of race and empire and racial governance would already encompass and analyze perfectly well what is going on and also provide us with a different political grammar of political solidarity and history.”
-Jules Gill Peterson, “Critical Race Theory Today” JCRI Vol 9 No 2, 2022.
Writing Centers and AI: Generating Early Conversations
An Edited Collection
This year’s theme of "Health in/of the Humanities" has broad possibilities within the languages, literatures, histories, and cultures related to Old and Middle English. This panel welcomes papers that address the presence, importance, and/or relevance of health, medicine, and/or science in Old and Middle English works of any kind, as well as explorations, arguments, or discussions of the relevance or importance or perceptions of these texts and ideas in both the medieval and the modern world.
DPASSH is a biennial conference responding to questions relating to digital preservation within the arts and social sciences subject domain.
The 2024 conference is entitled Collections as Data / Data as Collections and takes place on 27-28th June. The event is a joint collaboration between the Digital Repository of Ireland, the University of Limerick and the Hunt Museum, Limerick.
Collections as Data / Data as Collections
Fin de Sexe? A Symposium on Sexuality
25th June 2024, Edinbugh
Keynote: Professor Heike Bauer
Fin the Sexe is a FREE symposium, and we will offer travel bursaries to all chosen participants.
This special issue of RiCognizioni (https://ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni) seeks to examine the use of textual genres by women writers who contributed to scientific knowledge in the long eighteenth century (approx. 1660–1800).
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies (http://boss.mcgill.ca/) is an open-access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays on Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s sixth edition, with an expected publication date of December 2024.
Deconstructing Realities: The 3rd International Academic Conference of Yoobee College of Creative Innovation
Event Dates: 22 – 24 January 2025, Auckland, New Zealand
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 July 2024
Call for Papers
The 2024 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, 2024, in Toronto, Ontario, at York University.
This year's keynote speakers are Dr. Larissa Lai and Dr. Nicholas Ruddick.
We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:
-studies of individual works and authors;
-studies that place works in their literary and/or
Postcolonial Interventions (ISSN 2455-6564)
Call for Papers
Vol. IX, Issue 2 (June 2024)
Special Session: Moderln Language Association Conference, New Orleans. January 9-12, 2025.
Please note we have had to alter the format our conference slightly - we are now hosting a 2 day conference based on 15 minute presentations rather than a day of presentations and a day of performances.
We are especially inviting female contributors as well as new researchers and early researchers in the field of Artaud studies.
Antonin Artaud: New Critical Reflections
Dates: July 30th and 31st 2024, Kingston University, Town house Building (Penrhyn Rd Campus, 30th-31st July)
Eleventh International Iris Murdoch Conference
University of Chichester, 30 August -1 September 2024: First Call for Papers
The Eleventh International Conference on Iris Murdoch studies will take place at the University of Chichester in 2024. The conference will showcase ongoing, and published, Murdoch scholarship with a particular focus on Aspirations and Inspirations.
Humanity moves doggedly forward. We move in leaps, in fits, at times dragged, but we move forward all the same, sharp-stung by a tension our unique self-awareness gives us: the need to tear down and rebuild and the certainty to find it haunted by those same old ghosts. History reveals a constant cycle of destruction and renewal. Sometimes outside forces press change upon us: the hand of God scattering the nations at Babel or the devastation wrought by the Black Death in fourteenth-century Europe. Sometimes our own innovation kickstarts the change: the printing press, the Industrial Revolution, the iPhone.
Focusing on the interplay between “Desire and Collectivity,” the third symposium of The Association of Postcolonial Thought gestures to the many political, personal, and affective drives that structure our orientation to the past and to the possibilities of the present. It likewise speculates about the collectivities such desires engender and the futures they call into being. While the 2022 APT rubric, “Anticolonialism as Theory,” reconsidered the past through the foundations of postcolonial thought, and the 2023 APT topic, “Crisis,” contemplated the calamities of our present, the 2024 theme asks us to envision the possibilities of what could be.
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.
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.
“I canna’ change the laws of physics”: Depictions of Science in Popular Culture
PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) is back with a free virtual symposium exploring science in popular culture. To be held online on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th of October 2024.
“Field of Dreams”: The Popular Culture of Sports
PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) is celebrating the games of the XXXIII Olympiad in Paris with a free online conference exploring of the wide world of sports. The conference will be held on Thursday 25th-Friday 26th July 2024.
PopCRN (the Popular Culture Network) is back with a virtual symposium exploring the criminal in popular culture. To be held online on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of May 2024.
Crime is one of the most popular genres across the popular culture spectrum. Celebrated detectives, true crime podcasts, police procedurals, the fashion of crime and deviancy, spy, war, political and corporate crimes in film, sport cheats, pickpockets and con artists, glamourous lawyers, innocent victims, and grumpy Judges are just some of the ways crime is represented in popular culture. This conference aims to examine the crime genre in popular culture.
CFP: Small Screen Food: American Identity Through a Culinary Televisual Lens
Salman Rushdie characterized the serial television show “as the novelistic medium of the 21st century,” signifying its emerging importance and elevating its status to a realm traditionally occupied by novels. This shift, propelled by technological advancements and new patterns in media consumption like streaming and binge-watching, highlights televisions’ artistic and cultural importance. Rushdie’s view acknowledges television series as valuable cultural artifacts of considerable artistic depth and cultural weight.
Forthcoming Book Series: Global Historical Fictions
Defining historical fictions as encompassing of many media forms, this book series invites contributions that consider the multiple ways in which we shape history for diverse purposes, and that investigate popular history in a variety of contexts, and modes.
Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, April 26, 2024
Conference Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Format: Online (via Zoom)
Abstract: 200-250 words + short biographical statement + time zone
Submit to: email@example.com
EXTENSION OF DEADLINE On account of a technical fault on the British Shakespeare Association website that people were asked to use to submit proposals for papers at this conference, which prevented some people from making their submissions, the organizers of this conference are extending the deadline for submissions to 29 February 2024. Everything else stated below still stands.
British Shakespeare Associatoin 2024 Conference
'Shakespeare's Writing Lives' commemorating the 20th anniversary of the BSA's journal, Shakespeare, 26-28 June 2024, De Montfort University, Leicester.
Arcastar Lerinosse: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Arda. Tolkien Workshop at the University of Freiburg, 28. June 2024
Extended Deadline: March 03 2024.
I am in the process of reviewing essays for an edited volume, Mythological Equines in Literature, but a few contributors were unable to continue with the collection. Thus, I am looking for 2-3 more essays to round out the collection. Harry Potter, Legend, and Narnia are well covered. Please send an inquiry about the potential topic to ensure that it has not already been covered.
Essays should be roughly 5,000-7,000 words, Chicago-style with endnotes and a bibliography page.
Complete chapters will be due in August 2024.
Please send ideas, abstracts, and short biographical notes to Rachel L. Carazo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell Crowe’s talents were globally recognized in the early 2000s after he appeared in a slate of well-received films – L.A. Confidential, Gladiator, and A Beautiful Mind, among others – that earned him critical acclaim. Nevertheless, in the years following these productions, he has continued to be a part of numerous projects with international and creative appeal. Alongside his films are his associations with Roman soccer teams – established in Spera’s (2023) chapter in my recent volume on Gladiator (https://vernonpress.com/book/1213) – his social media presence, and his musical performances.
Academic workshop at the University of Tübingen, Germany
10-12 June 2024 (in person)
In an increasingly globalized world, where a combination of digital technologies and multiple possibilities for migration, as well as the unfortunate realities of regional conflicts and climate change, people are brought together not just across geographical but also socio-cultural barriers. Race, class, gender, and creed, among other factors, come into collusion and synchrony in the most stunning ways to produce more and more questions about the value and meaning of a human life. In this context, the question of authentic voice and its representation looms paramount and the writing of literature its biggest ally.