Dear friends and colleagues,
Since the turn of the twenty-first century, scholars and educators working in interdisciplinary fields connected to multilingualism, have been developing new conceptual theory and applied pedagogy. These areas include history, culture, linguistics, literary and media phenomena, as well as technological and pedagogical approaches to multilingualism, and the study of multilingual communities in the United States. Immigration, globalization, the mechanization of language diversity, translation tools, social media, and universal streaming platforms have contributed to the rapid progression of multilingualism.
European Journal of American Studies 3/2023
Call For Contributions
Special issue: “Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne”
Mapping the Impossible: Journal for Fantasy Research General Issue
Mapping the Impossible is an open-access student journal publishing peer-reviewed research into fantasy and the fantastic.
Laughter is a physical manifestation or, as Jean-Luc Nancy wrote, it is “a body shaken by a thought that is not possible”. In a performance of conceptual poetry you hear as much laughter as in a stand-up comedy performance. However, in the academic world, conceptual writing has been treated mainly as a rational endeavor or a cerebral and intellectual exercise. Enthusiasts and critics alike have often read conceptualist works very seriously.
University of Fribourg (Switzerland), 5–6 May 2023
This two-day conference will explore the notions of trust and uncertainty in linguistics and literary studies. Trust and certainty are crucial aspects of knowledge and its production, covering/in relation with a range of phenomena among which authority, authenticity, faith, evidence, manipulation, and falseness. Following the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, many of these aspects – information and misinformation, the role of the expert, conspiracy theories – have gained acute prominence. However, this conference will draw much wider circles, taking into account historical developments and diverse aesthetic approaches to these topics.
On December 1, 1952, World War II veteran Christine Jorgensen became the first American to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Her long-standing legacy has helped reignite a fundamental debate on gender, sex, and recognition. Indeed, as historian Joanne Meyerowitz notes in How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States (2009), the redefinition of gender identity, “as opposed to biological sex,” was the ultimate product of a long process that “emerged from the medical discourse of the mid-1950s and as a result of the post-Jorgensen phenomenon.” Since then, the non-binary understanding of gender has featured prominently in an ever-expanding debate on American society as it struggled to achieve inclusiveness, freedom, and equality.
Confluente. Texts and Contexts Reloaded invites submissions for its 2022 issue on the topic of:
LOVE IN MODERN AND POSTMODERN LITERATURE
We welcome scholarly contributions written in English and French that explore and interact with the ways in which love is represented in literature, theatre, and film.
All paper submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, research content, and correctness. Please read the complete submission and formatting guidelines at:
Deadline: JULY 3rd 2022
Call for Contributions
20th and 21st-Century Urban Masculinities: Representations, Practices, Performances
I am seeking 1-2 additional chapters for a collection entitled Cinema/Liberation/Theology. The volume is composed of 14 chapters covering a range of cinematic and theological traditions from around the world, from history and from a wide variety of genres. I am specifically looking for contributions covering any of the following topics (topics marked with a star (*) are considered priority):
- *A chapter on Native American/Indigenous cinema and religion (possibly with a focus on decolonization, AIM, and/or liberation theology)
Workshop “Moving Away from ‘Post-socialism’: Reconceptualizing Scholarly Approaches to Contemporary Eastern Europe and Eurasia through Feminist and Queer Theory Lenses”
Central European University, Budapest, 23-25 September 2022.
Call for Papers
The call for papers for the next issue of the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (Issue 11.1-2), on the general theme of 'narrative and identity', is now open.
Article submissions on any aspect of the theme are encouraged. The Issue's Editors particulalry invite articles on the following topics:
- self-representation on social media
- representations of disability and neurodiversity in popular culture
- re-inventions of genre and viewership/readership in popular culture
- alternative realities and modes of storytelling in (video) games
- online fandoms and identity
- popular icons
Call for Papers: Mapping the Impossible, Special Issue ‘Fantasy Across Media’
Submission deadline: 30 June 2022
Mapping the Impossible is an open-access student journal publishing peer-reviewed early-career research into fantasy and the fantastic.
For more information about the journal and submissions click here>>
Aims and Scope
“That’s a Take”: The International Television Commercial as Short Film is a two-day, virtual conference that engages interdisciplinary scholarship from any critical/methodological perspective examining the international television commercial production as a short film narrative. As examined in Consuming Images: Film Art and the American Television Commercial (Edinburgh University Press, 2020) which established the complex vitality of the television commercial both as a short film and as an art form, the television commercial has an aesthetic and historical dynamic linking it directly to cinematic and media cultures.
Pasados: Recovering History, Imagining Latinidad