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Culture and Conflict: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference 2024

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:17pm
University of Washington, Seattle
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2024

Culture and Conflict


“In the struggle between tradition and innovation, which is the basic theme of internal cultural development in historical societies, innovation always wins. But cultural innovation is generated by nothing other than the total historical movement—a movement which, in becoming conscious of itself as a whole, tends to go beyond its own cultural presuppositions and toward the suppression of all separations.”

Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle


A Queer Presence: Queer Ghostlore in Folk and Popular Cultures (edited collection)

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:09pm
Editors: Jessica Armendarez, Harold Bosstick, Mystery Harwood, Sarah Meador, and Shelley Ingram
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

In an essay for the New Yorker, author Nell Stevens writes that, growing up as a reader of ghost stories, the “spectral presences, by being seen and not seen, by exerting energy where none was anticipated, spoke to the queerness I felt within me and didn’t understand. At that time in my life, I experienced my queerness as an unknowable force” (2022). With the advent of media like the YouTube series Queer Ghost Hunters (2016), Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix 2020), and Kristen Stewart’s long-awaited queer ghost hunting show Living for the Dead (Hulu 2023), queer ghosts have begun to make themselves visible in the broader landscape of paranormal media.

Gender and the Public Sphere

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


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:

Midwest Winter Workshop

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:09pm
RSA UW-Madison Student Chapter
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Calling All Rhetoricians! 

For the 14th Annual Midwest Winter Workshop 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison departments of Communication Arts and English, in coordination with our RSA student chapter, are thrilled to be hosting the 14th annual Midwest Winter Workshop on February 17, 2024. We cordially invite graduate students interested in any rhetoric, rhetoric-adjacent, or rhetoric-ish topics to participate! 

2024 Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, & Media (MCLLM)

Monday, January 29, 2024 - 11:29am
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

Reclaiming Legacy: From Foundations to Futures in Coalitions & Communities

This year’s conference theme encourages papers, presentations, and original creative works that explore topics concerned with the intersecting of generational work and identities; what do we build our studies on and what do we leave for the next generation of our identified coalitions and communities?

Submit proposals that speak to the representation and/or involvement of these communities in literature, media, art, games, technology, politics, etc.

Victorian Network: Call for Book Reviews

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:07pm
Victorian Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Victorian Network: Call for Book Reviews

2024 Issue Theme: Victorian Pedagogies

Victorian Network, an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal, is thrilled to announce its sixteenth issue on the theme of “Victorian Pedagogy,” guest edited by Kevin A. Morrison. 


As a platform committed to showcasing the finest work in Victorian studies by postgraduate students and early career academics, we invite proposals for insightful and critical book reviews that explore the theme of Victorian Pedagogy. 


Film-Philosophy Conference 2024

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 5:08am
Film-Philosophy / FEST Film Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

15th edition of the Film-Philosophy Conference

Espinho, Portugal

1-3 July 2024 (with welcome event on 30 June 2024)

In person


Catherine Constable (University of Warwick) - ‘The Sublime and Contemporary Science Fiction Film’

João Mário Grilo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) - 'The description of film direction as a philosophical operation: the case of Mizoguchi’s gendai-geki'

Homay King (Bryn Mawr College) - 'Enigma, Opacity: Race, Psychoanalysis, and the Image according to Laplanche and Glissant'


Exploring the Scandalous

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:08pm
ESSE Conference 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

For this seminar as part of the ESSE conference 2024 in Lausanne, 26-30 August 2024, we invite abstracts on the topic/narrative structures/media conditions of the scandalous (in the 19th-21st centuries) through the lens of  in_visibilisation. Scandals – in the context of sex, money or power – tend to involve obfuscation, an audience that is in the dark, but willing to see, agents who have an interest either in disclosure or in concealment. These interests are shot through with power that can be gendered, often contains a class-imbalance, is sometimes racialized, and not infrequently centres on non-normative desires. One area in which these dynamics of scandalization become particularly obvious are the cultural practices of fame and celebrity.

Representations of Ageing in Literature

Monday, April 22, 2024 - 12:03am
Atatürk University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Abstract proposals for 20-minute paper presentations are invited for a two-day conference hosted by Atatürk University in Erzurum, Türkiye. This international conference on ageing and its representations in literature will be held on 18-19 April 2024.

The Fantastic for Children - Children in the Fantastic

Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 4:47am
Inklings Society for Literature and Aesthetics e.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

“I write, not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.”
― George MacDonald

It is often easier for child characters to cross boundaries between reality and fantasy worlds, which frequently go unnoticed by adult characters. In fantasy stories, whether in literature or media for an adult or child audience, it is mainly children who discover portals into fantastic worlds. These child protagonists become redeemer figures and symbols of hope and overcome personal and global crises in those worlds, into which they are lured or called.