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“In everyday usage, the word object denotes a solid, visible, tangible, and inanimate thing; the notion of a nonexistent or merely imaginary object must appear as a contradiction in terms” – Winfried Nöth.
Call for Papers
Indraprasth: An International Journal of Culture and Communication Studies
invites original and unpublished papers for its 2023 edition on the theme:
Migration In and Out of Africa: A Cultural Perspective
Call For Submissions: MAST Journal Special Issue: Media Archaeology And Art
Deadline for full submissions: January 20th, 2024 (for publication in May 2024).
Exploring the Intersections of Media Archaeology and Artistic Practice
Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) was not a blockbuster in the sense of Jaws, E.T or Jurassic Park (the other films covered in this book series) – it did however make a heavy return on its near $100 million budget and received critical praise in the media. The film is the product of several authors: science fiction writer Brian Aldiss on whose short story ‘Supertoys Last All Summer Long’ (1969) the film was based; Stanley Kubrick, whose project it had been initially before passing it over to Spielberg in the wake of Jurassic park, Spielberg made and released the film two years after Kubrick’s death.
Since the late 1990s the British gangster film (whose popularity peaked during the 1970s and again in the early 1980s with films such as Get Carter (1971) and The Long Good Friday (1980)) has undergone a series of re-inventions and re-appraisals. Two films are largely responsible for the cultural renaissance of the genre: Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Ritchie, 1998) which turned 25 in 2023 and Sexy Beast, which turns 25 in 2025.
We are looking to round out our collected volume of critical essays in American popular culture from 1865-1940, that examine how women vigilantes, anti-heroines and outlaws of this era were represented in movie serials, radio dramas, films, comics, theater, and pulp fiction. We are seeking at least one additional chapter. The majority of the book is set, and we are in contract with a peer-review publisher. We are on a tight deadline, so preference will be given to papers that are already in progress that are a good fit for this collection.
Haunting Lives, edited collection, call for abstracts
Are you a creative writer who consciously plays with techniques that transgress the borders between fiction and nonfiction? What is it that attracts you to this liminal space between the two, and what new writing territory do you want to form there? Your work might be in auto/bio/fiction, the historical or nonfiction novel, speculative history or a hybrid genre. You might balk at these categories as reductive and antipathetic to this genre-defying writing. Haunting Lives is an edited collection that will illuminate this border country, help readers to navigate or succumb to its strange terrain and examine the spectres that live there.
Spanish Sapphic Modernity
Edited by Angela Acosta (Davidson College) and Rebecca Haidt (The Ohio State University)
Spiritual Responses to American Literary Modernism~ Call for Chapter Proposals
At the end of 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise, explored the crises of a new generation who had “grown up to find all Gods dead… all faiths in man shaken.” Scholars and theologians concur that American literature, like the culture at large, was undergoing a passage from a spiritual to a secular outlook throughout the 1920s and 30s. This transition was so dramatic and widespread that that the years between 1925-1935 have been termed “the American Religious Depression.” Indeed, many texts from these two decades present their own version of the larger cultural secularization thesis.
We invite proposals for research chapters for a new edited book, Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction, for Manchester University Press. This page outlines the book and how to submit a chapter proposal.
Description of book
In the twenty-first century, readers, publishers, and booksellers have noted a surge in popularity of genre works written by Muslim women, particularly in the Anglosphere. From the detective novels of Ausma Zehanat Khan to S. A. Chakraborty’s fantasy fiction, Ayisha Malik’s romantic fiction to graphic novels by Deena Mohamed – Muslim women authors are embracing popular fiction forms and genres.
Special Issue Call for Papers: Studies in South Asian Film & Media
‘Marathi Cinema and Media’
View the full call here>>
Ideas in Pop Culture – Potential and Risks
Special Editors: Agnieszka Mikrut-Żaczkiewicz (Jagiellonian University in Krakow) and Paweł Dybała (Jagiellonian University in Krakow)
"The Polish Journal of Aesthetics" Volume 72 (1/2024)
Submission deadline: January 31, 2024
Ideas, multifaceted in nature, embody thoughts, beliefs, and abstract representations of concepts or entities. Their manifestation and propagation occur through diverse techniques across various media. This special issue aims to delve deep into the intricate relationship between ideas and their portrayal within popular culture.
Call for Papers
Contemporary Pagans in Public Interaction:
Constructing Religion in Central and Eastern Europe
We are seeking papers for a peer-reviewed edited volume, to be published by Bloomsbury Press with the editor Eglė Aleknaitė, Vytautas Magnus University (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CFP: Irish Women’s Genre Fiction / Special Issue of _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
Deadline for abstract submissions: Nov 3, 2023
Deadline for paper submissions: May 15, 2024
Palgrave Studies in Global Literatures and Religions Series
Series Editor: Heather Ostman
The Palgrave Studies in Global Literatures and Religion Series invites book proposals for essay collections or monographs that align with the Series’ intention:
Volume 1, Issue 2
[The Apollonian is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that is published bi-annually.]
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies seeks submissions for its sophomore issue (since its revival). The journal welcomes Academic Essays (within 5000 words), Short Essays (within 1500 words) and Book Reviews (within 2000 words). For the forthcoming issue, the submissions can be interdisciplinary, but must fall within the broader definition of humanities (and this also includes areas such as STEM and medical humanities, new media, visual cultures etc).
This collection aims to continue the work of diversifying the 19th-century British literary canon. Many authors who were revolutionary and popular during their time are now underrepresented in the current scholarly field. The essays in the collection will touch on underread texts and authors as well as underappreciated characters in more traditionally canonical works. We welcome essays using lenses such as disability studies, trauma theory, critical race theory, queer theory, postcolonial studies, and more.
Chapter proposals can include but are not limited to:
Underread 19th-century British authors
19th-century diaries or letters that have been critically ignored
Dear Scholars and Researchers,
We are delighted to announce the Call for Chapters on Dalit Life Narratives: The Context, Text and Praxis a timely and significant initiative that seeks to explore and highlight the contemporary relevance of Dalit experiences. This compilation aims to shed light on the lived realities, struggles, triumphs, and aspirations of the Dalit community through the medium of life narratives.
Reiterating Urbanisms: Staging the City in Literature and Media from the Global South
The study of labour in the long nineteenth century has enjoyed a rich critical history, guided by the twentieth century’s New Left focus on class formation and experience, and extended in more recent years by scholarship which has diversified traditional and non-traditional categorisations of ‘labour’. This conference seeks to question the thinking by which we identify forms of labour in the first place: who, both in the nineteenth century and now, is allowed to decide what counts as labour? Which voices of the long nineteenth century emerge if we diversify our definition(s) of labour? And, how can the scholarship of labour – or the labour of scholarship – help us navigate the nature, purpose, and value of labour in a post-Covid era?
What can quantification, statistics, and algorithms contribute to our understanding of literary works, trends, or history? How can engagement with data be productive, contributing to traditional research strategies by adding more options of interpretation and analysis? We welcome proposals for an edited volume on the possibilities – and limitations – of applying computational methodologies to the study of modern Hebrew literature from the Haskalah to contemporary times, all genres, including translation studies.
Please send abstracts by December 1, 2023 (500 words, and preliminary bibliography) in which you define your project: corpus, methodology, innovation, context, and connection to traditional literary study.
Call for Papers: Choreographic Practices
Special Issue: ‘Differing Bodyminds: Cripping Choreography’
View the full CFP here>>
Leni Van Goidsenhoven (University of Amsterdam)
Carrie Sandahl (University of Illinois)
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
This June, the BARS Early Career and Postgraduate Conference gathered researchers from around the globe to celebrate and to appreciate Romanticism and its legacies at the University of Edinburgh by exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’ within the context of Romantic-period literature and thought. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term ‘boundary’ as: ‘That which serves to indicate the bounds or limits of anything whether material or immaterial; also the limit itself.’ Such a term seems at odds with the spirit of Romanticist thought, which has long been associated with mobility and boundlessness.
Special dossier | to be published in vol 5 no 2 (May 2024)
A fundamental element of the American imaginary, superhero and heroic narratives have seen a new apogee since the turn of the century. New and old heroes and heroines have populated popular culture, giving rise to a variety of texts that tackle diversity, nostalgia, and the need for imaginaries and narratives that help us deal with the struggles inherent to our current times.
This special dossier, edited by Marica Orrù, will collect essays on (super)hero figures in twenty-first century US popular culture, with a specific focus on diversity, cross-genre texts, and transmedia representations.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
This new edited volume ( a companion to WOKE SHAKESPEARE) aims to explore some of the most recent conversations about teaching and performing Shakespeare in the age of woke cultural politics and social justice. In the context of media hostility and panic, what are the challenges faced by new audiences and learners? How should Shakespeare be positioned in the twenty-first century cultural landscape? Is it still possible to have a civilized conversation about Shakespearean scholarship, pedagogy and performance?
Shakespeare’s plays have never been far from political and cultural controversy. Today, Shakespeare still sits at the centre of the cultural establishment. However, this canonical status is under renewed attack from critics and detractors.