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Hideous Progenies: Adulterous Adaptations of Frankenstein in the 21st-Century

Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Kyle William Bishop
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

With the commercial and critical success of Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things (2023), I am assembling a collection of scholarly essays that will explore additional unfaithful 21st-century adaptations (in various media) of Mary Shelley’s 1818 masterpiece, Frankenstein. Taking a page from Thomas Leitch’s idea of the “Ethics of Infidelity,” I propose that investigating the longevity of Shelley’s essential story (the overreacher plot coupled with an animated or re-animated creature) as translated into a variety of “adulterous adaptations” would demonstrate how the plot, structure, character types, themes, etc.

American women novelists of the 21st Century

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 2:08pm
Godfrey Maotcha
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Calls are being made for entries into a biographical dictionary of American women Novelists of the 21st century for possible publication into a book form. 

  Godfrey Maotcha is a Malawian Journalist and writer whose first ebook '16 American Women Poets From Bradstreet to Dove ' 2023 was self published and distributed by Draft2Digital of Oklahoma.  Although there have been publications on all genres of literature by women, few studies have looked at women novelists. 

11th International Biennial Conference on American Studies

Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:17pm
Akaki Tsereteli State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 27, 2024


XI International Conference on American Studies

Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia will host a two-day international biennial multidisciplinary conference on American studies. The conference is dedicated to the memory of Professor Vasil Kacharava, the former president of the Georgian Association for American Studies and one of the founding fathers of American Studies in Georgia. It is organized by Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU), ATSU Foreign Affairs and Development Office and John Dos Passos Association of Georgia.

CFP Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis: On the Uses of Absence

Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:17pm
Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2024

Soapbox 6.0: On the Uses of Absence

-- peer-reviewed; open to critical and artistic work; submission deadline: June 10; extended proposals --

The Coming Freedom: Censoring Queer Lives, Bodies, and Books

Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:17pm
Kurt Milberger & Hannah Shearer The Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

The Journal of Popular Culture Special Issue Call for Papers

The Coming Freedom: Censoring Queer Lives, Bodies, and Books

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Ambedkar and Community: Minor Figurations and Comparative Mediations

Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:14pm
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 22, 2024

Singularly remembered for his influential role in authoring the Constitution of India, Ambedkar’s
thinking continues to provoke new thoughts on the normative orders of the social and the state.
However, foregrounding the centrality of “community” in understanding the social and the state,
this conference invites scholars to rethink Ambedkar as a paradigmatic figure—a writer and a
thinker—on community, understood as critical, even conflictual, constellations of affinities and
The idea of such a conference itself was an offshoot of conversations and contestations among a
few scholars of Humanities and Social Sciences in Hyderabad, working and worrying

The Nuclear Age, Redux: Forms and Modes of Environmental Change Change in Transnational North American Literature and Culture

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 4:44am
Lena Pfeifer (University of Würzburg), Annika Schadewaldt (Leipzig University)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

The last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in the nuclear – as both material reality and cultural phenomenon. On the one hand, the war in Ukraine has evoked memories of the previous nuclear disasters and stoked fears of a continued Cold War. On the other hand, politicians and economists are debating nuclear technology as a sustainable alternative to carbon-intense and fossil-based forms of energy. At the same time, popular texts such as the Oscar-winning movie Oppenheimer (2023) or the miniseries Chernobyl (2019) indicate a renewed fascination with both nuclear capabilities and post-apocalyptic scenarios. Have we entered a new nuclear age, or have we never truly been post-nuclear?