The Fantasy and Science Fiction area of Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) seeks papers for presentation at our virtual annual conference this fall from October 12-14, 2023.
Call for Papers: Symposium on "The Identity of Fictional Characters"
Dates: November 15-17, 2023
Location: University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2023
We are pleased to announce the Symposium on "The Identity of Fictional Characters" as part of the "International Comic Book Research Conference: Perspectives from Visual Culture." This symposium aims to delve into the nature of fictional characters, with a specific emphasis on exploring how the identity conditions of characters in visual media, such as comic books, differ from those in written works of fiction.
In line with the upcoming Southeast Asian Media Studies Conference (SEAMSC 2024), we are calling for paper submissions related to the conference’s theme: “Interrogations of Media, Sustainability, Development and Power in ASEAN”.
Academic papers such as original research papers and case studies are welcome to be submitted as long as it is related to the diversified topics of the conference; namely,
a) Media and Sustainable Development Goals;
b) Power, Media and Democracy;
c) Media and Environmental Sustainability;
d) Digital Media and Development;
e) Media and Cultural Diversity.
Take note of the following dates:
Abstract submission deadline: August 31, 2023
Crisis and/in South Asian Literature in English
14th- 16th December 2023
Scholarship on the politics of literature has, in recent decades, increasingly come to focus on
whether texts from the past conform to the values of the present. Some texts are praised for
modeling, even anticipating, our own progressive values, while others are subject to critique for
the way they ignore, license, or justify forms of inequity, injustice, and subordination. This
disciplinary impulse has come to seem not only justified, but natural. Yet it has also resulted in a
growing corpus of books being dismissed or maligned within the academy, books that are
crucially still being read and revered outside the academy. We call this “bad art” because we
This conference celebrates the relationship between two influential American poets, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) and Denise Levertov (1923-1997). It aims to explore the shared views, poetics, and engagement with history and social reality in the works of Williams and Levertov, as well as their differences and divergences.
A one-day Colloquium (Hybrid)
11 August 2023
Dominican University, Ibadan, Nigeria
Conference hosted by the South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies and Challenging Precarity: A Global Network.
University of Wollongong, Sydney Campus, Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
29 November – 1 December 2023
Romanticism and Rock Music
Université d’Artois, Arras, France
Textes et Cultures (UR 4028), équipe interne "Translittéraires", en association
avec l’ENS, la SERA, et LOOP
Thursday 28th-Friday 29th March 2024
Organised by Adrian Grafe (Université d'Artois) and Marc Porée (ENS/PSL)
We all have lists of things to do. We also have playlists, shopping lists and lists of pros and cons (not to mention lists of publications). Whether we make them on paper or with an app, lists are central to our lives. They help us make sense of the world around us, keep track of the order of things and sometimes create a whole new order altogether. Lists were just as central to the lives and experiences of medieval people. If anything, the practice of enumeration was even more common in the Middle Ages, when lists fulfilled functions which are now served by other tools sitting at the intersection of written and visual culture, such as maps and databases.
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference to be held October 12 – October 14, 2023, via the Zoom platform.
VISIONS OF THE AFTERLIFE
7th December 2023
Call for Papers
Call for Papers
“Musical tale and children’s opera in the English-speaking world”
University of Caen Normandy, France
22-23 November 2023
Decolonising Knowledge Systems in India
Organised by School of Liberal Ats, Bennett University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
in collaboration with
Sahitya Akademi (Ministry of Culture, Government of India)
24 July, 2023
Panel at 36th CIHA World Congress - Lyon 2024 (https://www.cihalyon2024.fr/en/)
Grounding the Arts: Crossing the History of Art with the History of Earth Sciences
In 1597, Agostino del Riccio wrote in his Istoria delle pietre, “why do we visit Rome and Florence and other cities if it is not to see stones reduced to good shapes?" He thus expressed the link that has always existed between materials from the Earth and artistic creation. This link puts into question the relationship between the natural and the artificial, materials and crafts.
International conference R-Existence: Music as a tool of resistance and inspiration in the contexts of political oppression in Europe at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, September 29–30, 2023.
How do authors describe the sensory reality of war? What are the sounds of war, the smells of war (the textures, visuals, taste of war)? How are these described and how do they differ? These are questions that remain of interest to historians and literary scholars as we try to understand past events and representations of violence and conflict. From world wars to the war on climate change, our relationship with bodies and spaces is shifting and the sensorium carries these shifts. This panel is looking for abstracts interested in the senses and war across mediums (film, texts, art), whether these represent real or imagined conflicts.
Virginia Woolf & Ecologies II
Fall Symposium on Virginia Woolf
October 20th – 22nd, 2023
Ecology (noun): ecol·o·gy | \ i-ˈkä-lə-jēn.
1a: The branch of biology that deals with the relationships between living organisms and their environment. Also: the relationships themselves, esp. those of a specified organism.
1c: In extended use: the interrelationship between any system and its environment; the product of this.
The 7th conference on prescriptivism will be held at Aix-Marseille University in Aix-en-Provence from June 26th to June 28th, 2024. Previous highly successful conferences have been held in Sheffield (2003), Ragusa (2006), Toronto (2009), Leiden (2013), Park City, Utah (2017) and Vigo (2021) demonstrating that the study of prescriptivism attracts scholars worldwide. The theme of the 7th Conference will be "Transmitting Prescriptivism and Norms" and will focus on how prescriptivism has been transmitted in different ways down the ages to the present day.
We invite papers addressing the transmission of prescriptivism and norms which may include the following topics:
Practices of Imagination – Placings of Imaginaries
Thursday 12th – Friday 13th October 2023
University of Warwick (in-person conference)
With keynote address from Dr Caroline Summers
Call for Papers
On love being analogous to a battlefield, Roland Barthes writes: “From what language, one wonders, did these lovesick, melancholy grenadiers draw their passion (scarcely in accord with the image of their class and profession)? What books had they read–or what stories been told?” Following Barthes’ indicative questions, this panel inquires into the connection between love–as an idea, experience, or emotion–and the stories we have been telling about it over the long course of history. Can one imagine love without stories? What is the relationship between different forms of desire and the literary forms that bear their weight? How do changes in global storytelling practices transform our ideas of love?
PAMLA 2023 120th Annual Conference
Portland, Oregon, USA
Thursday, October 26 – Sunday, October 29, 2023
THE APOTHECARY: TRANSFORMED REALITIES AND NOMADIC IMAGINARIES
Consider submitting an abstract to the permanent Italian Cinema session for PAMLA 2023. Please upload your file (300 words max) directly to the Session CFP linked below.
CFP Deadline: June 30th, 2023
Session CFP: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18828
Decision Date: July 2023
Conference Dates: Oct. 26-29, 2023
Location: The Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel
This panel invites papers focusing on various aspects of Italian film history and contemporary film culture.
2023 Dress and Body Association Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Dress and Body Association invites submissions for the organization’s fourth annual conference, which will be held on November 4-5, 2023. Consistent with our long-term goals for inclusivity and sustainability, all activities will be 100% online, including keynote speaker(s), research presentations, and opportunities for virtual networking.
Visit the DBA website—www.dress-body-association.org—to learn more about this organization and consider becoming a member.
Climate Change: Implications for Dress and the Body
Panel Title: Anthropology of Literature: Negotiating Cultural Paradigms
Convenors: Dr. Kalindi Sharma, Assistant Professor, IHBAS
Co- Convenor: Dr. Debashree Sinha, Assistant Professor (English), Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi
Discussant: Prof. Indranil Acharya, Professor & Head of the Department (English), Vidyasagar University
Conference online (via Zoom)
27-28 July 2023
In our postmodern world there are a lot of questions that should be re-considered and re-defined. What does it mean to fight against colonialism and racism in the world of migration crisis and xenophobic attitudes towards minorities? What does it mean to be a postcommunist country in the face of the common nostalgia for order and rules? How is it possible to have a national identity being aware of the relative character of every national feature?