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Anthem Studies in Critical Literary Geography

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:37pm
Bill Angus, Massey University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2027

 

Anthem Studies in Critical Literary Geography presents cutting-edge examinations of the representation of geographical phenomena across diverse historical literary genres and documents. We publish challenging, theoretically informed analyses of land-based, oceanic, meteorological, and imaginative geographical elements of texts, spanning both factual and fictional realms. Encompassing all locations – including  for instance roads, fields, mountains, deserts, rivers, lakes, swamps, coastlines, seas, storm systems, planets, machine worlds and built environments – the series critically engages with the nuanced portrayal of these phenomena in fictional and non-fictional literature throughout various historical periods.

The Origin of Adoption Studies: Betty Jean Lifton 50 Years Later

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:44pm
The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

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.

The Wild City - 2025 MLA Special Session (New Orleans, LA - Jan. 9-12)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:18pm
Matthew Lambert
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau proclaims, “…in wildness is the preservation of the world.”  As the world continues to urbanize, it’s as important as ever to identify the diverse ways that humans interact with wildness in cities and reflect on how these interactions inform our understanding of, relationship to, and impact on nature.  This special session seeks papers that consider encounters of wildness in urban landscapes as depicted in literature, film, photography, music, video games, and other cultural texts from all periods and regions.  Though abstract on all relevant topics are welcome, special consideration will be given to proposals that interrogate how urban encounters of wildness:

 

Call for Submissions: Journal of Springsteen Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:18pm
Caroline Madden / BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 8, 2024

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.

Reminder: Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy (ACCSFF '24)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:15pm
Academic Conference of Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

ACCSFF ‘24

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;
    -comparative studies;
    -studies that place works in their literary and/or
     cultural contexts.

Antonin Artaud: New Critical Reflections

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:12pm
Kingston University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Dear all 

 

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)

 

Guilty Pleasures: Examining Crime in Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 2:58pm
PopCRN - the Popular Culture Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 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.

Keynote Speaker

Journal of European Popular Culture - For Immediate Next Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 6:53am
Journal of European Popular Culture - Intellect Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)

Intellect Publishers

Next issue - call for article/s

This peer-reviewed journal seeks lively submissions for its latest issues on any aspect of European cultural and creative activity.

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.

Book Series - Global Historical Fictions

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 5:21am
Global Historical Fictions
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2025

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.

Arcastar Lerinosse: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Arda

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 6:09am
Mareike Huber and Dunja Haufe, University of Freiburg (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 3, 2024

Arcastar Lerinosse: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Arda. Tolkien Workshop at the University of Freiburg, 28. June 2024

Extended Deadline: March 03 2024.

(Un)Becoming: Interrogations of Beauty in Literature

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 6:43pm
York University English Graduate Students Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

(Un)Pretty: Interrogations of Beauty in Literature

Call for Proposals

York University English Graduate Students Association Conference

May 10th, 2024

 

In On Beauty and Being Just, Elaine Scarry writes:

 

Mythmoot XI: The Resilience of Imagination

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:33pm
Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

“In a time of destruction, create something”

Maxine Hong Kingston

This year, our theme is “The Resilience of Imagination.” Imagination intrinsically ties into stories and the creative work that creates the world and characters contained within said stories. Imagination does not limit itself just to writers though – anyone who creates or interacts with art relates to imagination. What does imagination mean in a story? How do you use imagination? What does it encompass?

Decolonizing African Cinema in the Age of Media Streaming: Conference in Honor of Onookome Okome

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:32pm
Stephen Ogheneruro Okpadah/ University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

CfP: Decolonizing African Cinema in the Age of Media Streaming: Conference in Honor of Onookome Okome

Date: May 22–24, 2024

Venue: University of Abuja, Nigeria

Abstract Deadline: March 30, 2024

Feedback: April 15, 2024

Registration: May 1 – 21, 2024

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sheila Petty, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance,University of Regina, Regina, Canada

First Lead Paper Presenters: Dr. Peter Sylvanus Emaeyak, Department of Music, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Beyond the messy millennial woman: televising perfection, imperfection and resilience

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:32pm
Laura Minor (University of Salford) and Claire Perkins (Monash University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Call for Papers: ‘Beyond the messy millennial woman: televising perfection, imperfection and resilience’

 

Abstracts are sought for a proposed special journal issue, for which strong interest has been secured from a Q1 cultural studies journal.

 

Special issue editors: Dr Laura Minor (University of Salford) and Dr Claire Perkins (Monash University)

 

Deadline for abstracts: March 28, 2024.

 

 

CFP - Michelle Yeoh - Everything and Everywhere on Global Screens

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:26pm
Lisa Funnell/Mohawk College, Wayne King Tung Wong/University of Sheffield, Dorothy Wai Sim Lau/Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

CFP: Michelle Yeoh - Everything and Everywhere on Global Screens

 

Edited by: Lisa Funnell, Wayne King Tung Wong, and Dorothy Wai Sim Lau

 

Call for Chapters: The Multiverse in Popular Culture [Update]

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:21pm
University Press of Kansas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

The University Press of Kansas has expressed interest in publishing a book of essays about representations of the multiverse in popular culture.  The theory of the multiverse – the premise that our known universe if merely one iteration of an infinite number of alternate universes – has recently emerged from scientific obscurity to become a common trope of popular fiction.  Everything Everywhere All at Once won 2022’s Academy Award for Best Picture, multiversal timelines are a central feature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and representations of parallel realities in television shows such as SlidersFringeDr.

Keystone DH 2024

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 2:51pm
Keystone Digital Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Keystone DH 2024 Call for Papers

Literary Journalism/Creative Non-Fiction in East-Central Europe

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 2:49pm
György Túry; Robert Alexander
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Call for Abstracts for a Proposed Volume on

Literary Journalism/Creative Non-Fiction in East-Central Europe

Abstracts are invited for a proposed collection on Literary Journalism/Creative Non-Fiction in East-Central Europe. The volume takes as its central concern the current shapes and forms of what is variously called literary journalism, creative non-fiction, creative documentary narrative, or reportage (among other terms) in the region. We have already received preliminary interest from an academic publisher.

MLA 2025 Special Session: Visualizing Risk in the 20th & 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 2:48pm
Elaine Cannell/UW-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

This MLA 2025 Special Session Panel invites papers that interrogate “risk” as a political, visual, and/or affective concept in contemporary literature, media, and visual culture. Some questions to consider might include:

"Alt+F4: Rebooting Community after Gamergate"

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 12:41pm
A Public Humanities Symposium Hosted by Lawrence Technological University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

KEYNOTE SPEAKER UPDATE!!!

 

The organizing committee of Alt+F4 is excited to announce our keynote speaker line up:

 

Kishonna L. Gray

Associate Professor in Writing, Rhetoric, & Digital Studies and Africana Studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Director, Faculty Learning Community on eSports and Gaming

 

 

Rachel Kowert

Research Psychologist
Founder, Psychgeist
Author

 

Anita Sarkeesian

Media Critic
Creator,  Tropes vs. Women in Video Games

 

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CHILD AND TEEN CONSUMPTION 2024: PLAYING WITH BORDERS (extended deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 6:17am
Conference on Child and Teen Consumption
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2024

CHILD AND TEEN CONSUMPTION 2024 (extended deadline)

11th Interdisciplinary Conference on Child and Teen Consumption

October 16 -18 2024, York University, Toronto, Canada PLAYING WITH BORDERS

The 2024 edition of the Child and Teen Consumption Conference will be held in Toronto (Canada) and will be hosted by York University, October 16-18, 2024.

Marxism and the Digital Public- Deadline Extended

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2024 - 10:36pm
The University of Florida Critical Theory Reading Group/MRG
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

CFP: The 26th Annual University of Florida Critical Theory Reading Group/MRG Conference- Deadline Extended

“Marxism and the Digital Public”

 

Weekend of April 12-14, 2024

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

 

Keynotes: M.E. O’Brien (Pinko and Parapraxis) and Jasper Bernes (University of California, Berkeley)

 

Creativitas - Critical Explorations in Literary Studies (A Double-blind Peer-reviewed Journal of English Studies)

updated: 
Sunday, February 4, 2024 - 7:16am
Sapientia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Inaugural Issue of Creativitas - Critical Explorations in Literary Studies (A Double-blind Peer-reviewed Journal of English Studies).

https://creativitasjournal.in/

[We are in the midst of registering the journal under ISSN. However, as per guidelines, an issue has to be published prior to acquiring an ISSN. So, the inaugural issue will be published without an ISSN.]

Call for Presentations: “Science Fiction and the Aesthetic Experience of Otherness”

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 10:28am
Association for Philosophy and Literature Conference “Borders/Freedom/Civility” Gettysburg, PA, June 12-15, 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

We are seeking speakers to fill up a panel at the APL Conference “Borders/Freedom/Civility” at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, June 12-15, 2024, on the question of how science fiction aesthetics, the experience of science fiction, and the experience of otherness in science fiction relate. Science Fiction is one of the foremost genres exploring the relation between the alien other as a way of thinking through interhuman relations across borders, but, as a liminally “high” literary form, it is often excluded from discussions of the aesthetic experience of literature as a driving force of intellectual engagement.

Gender and the Public Sphere

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 4:21pm
Texas Tech Women's & Gender Studies Program
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 4, 2024

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Texas Tech University’s 40th Women’s & Gender Studies annual spring conference, to be held on April 11, 2024, invites submissions on the theme Gender and The Public Sphere. Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on topics related to gendered public discourses, the representations of gender in public life and popular culture, and all the nuanced meanings of Jurgen Habermas’s twentieth-century concept of the “public sphere” as it relates to emerging research on gender and sexuality. The conference seeks to explore questions such as:

Creative Industries Journal - Call for Guest Reviewers

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 10:07am
Creative Industries Journal (Routledge)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

 

Call for Well-Qualified Guest Reviewers

The international peer-reviewed Creative Industries Journal [CIJ] (Routledge/ Taylor and Francis), now in its 13th volume and approaching its 14th year, seeks to create a pool of guest reviewers, who possess the requisite expertise, to complement our Peer Review Board and Editorial team.

Theorizing Cyborgs, Elves, and Vampires: Popular Genres in the Academy

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 8:41am
Binghamton University Comparative Literature Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2024

The Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization at Binghamton University invites proposals for papers discussing popular genres for our graduate conferencescheduled for April 12-13, 2024.

 

There has been a heightened academic interest in popular genres within the last decade. Scholars have approached these texts from a variety of lenses, and—with our graduate conference—we hope to make space for further research through various forms of critical engagement. In addition to welcoming essays regarding individual texts and specific genres, we are also interested in examining the state of popular genres in the academy, and especially encourage submissions engaged with non-Western texts and theory.

 

Hearing in/Justice

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:04pm
Alex Feldman and Victoria Scrimer
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 4, 2024

We invite abstracts for papers on legal/ political hearings, inquiries and investigations in/ as theatre or performance, for in-person presentation at this year's Law, Culture & Humanities conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (May 17th-18th 2024). 

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