Location: Mauritius (Details to come)
Dates: June 27-29, 2024
Location: Mauritius (Details to come)
Dates: June 27-29, 2024
Rethinking Crisis & Status Quo
We warmly invite submissions to contribute to A Cultural History of Trans Lives in the Middle Ages (300-1450), edited by J. D. Sargan and Micah James Goodrich. In the past several years, the emerging field of premodern trans studies has taken shape across disciplinary, geographical, and chronological lines. Our volume, A Cultural History of Trans Lives in the Middle Ages (300-1450), which spans over one thousand years of history, will serve to index these critical conversations among medievalists and anticipate new contours that our discussions may take. Please take a moment to look at the main series CFP here: https://bit.ly/CHTLvol1-6
We invite early career colleagues to apply to the 2024 Global Asias Summer Institute. SI2024 will focus on the theme of Involuntary Migration.Applications deadline: March 1, 2024. For more information visit GAI website (https://bit.ly/3turEN5) or see below.
Call for Applications
A hybrid conference hosted by James Madison University
February 7-10, 2024
Deadline EXTENDED: November 1, 2023
The African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Center at James Madison University invites proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference, to be held from Wednesday, February 7 to Saturday, February 10, 2024. The conference brings together scholars, archivists, and practitioners from a wide variety of overlapping and intersecting fields. This year’s theme is “Reckoning,” a term that evokes the multitudinous ways responsibility and accountability may be linked to forms of measurement, methodology, and knowledge-constitution.
REVISED - Call for Book Chapter Proposals
Editors: Dr. Animesh Roy, Assistant Professor, Department of English St. Xavier's College (Ranchi University), Ranchi, India
Srija Sanyal, Research Scholar, Ronin Institute for Independent Research, NJ, USA
Women and Literature in India: A Critical Perspective (Working Title)
**extended deadline**NeMLA (March 7-10, 2024 - Boston)Reimagining Premodern Disability: Excess, Surplus, Gain
Moderns and Others: genre, gender, faith and form in noncanonical British literature
(deadline 3rd November 2023)
The historical period of 1650-1800 includes massive historical transformations with particular purchase for the history of gender, yet this period has only begun to attract substantial attention from scholars of trans studies. This volume seeks to gather work that engages rigorously with trans studies methodologies while deepening the field’s engagement with historical periods and materials across regions, languages, and disciplines.
You're invited to apply for the WIS Symposium: Dear colleagues, We hope you will join us for another WIS! Specifically, Writing Human/s, the 6th annual Writing Innovation Symposium, is slated for February 1-2, 2024. Proposals for flashtalks, workshops, posters, and displays are due 10/27; proposals for flares, an undergrad-only program category, are due 12/15; applications for this year’s Bedford/St. Martin’s WIS Fellows cohort is due 12/1. Notifications will begin in early November, and registration will open in December. We want to call special attention to the 3-minute pre-recorded “flares” we are inviting undergrads to share.
35th Annual American Literature Association Conference May 23-26, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois.
The Southern Humanities Conference, 2024
Call for Papers
Conference Theme: (Em)Body/Environment
Savannah, GA, February 1-4, 2024
The Southern Humanities Conference provides an opportunity for scholars, artists, writers, musicians, performers, and humanists of all kinds to share their knowledge, research, work, and experiences in an interdisciplinary, welcoming, and engaging intellectual space.
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.
Northeast Modern Language Association
Boston MA | 7-10 March 2024
[Call for Papers]
Panel on “Diasporic Feminist Approaches to U.S. Imperialism”
How do we make visible violence that is actively hidden and erased?
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.
Violence surrounds us, sometimes visibly (in times of conflict and wars, directly or mediated through images), and sometimes invisibly, as part of a statistic. With the increasingly extremist rhetoric on parts of the US political spectrum, the so-called “culture wars,” violent hate crimes against LBTQ+ people have surged in recent years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific-Asians and Asian-Americans were targeted because of xenophobia and conspiracy theories. Similarly, the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 were met with violent responses from authorities. Additionally, mass and school shootings hit an all-time high for two years in a row between 2021 and 2022.
Spanish Sapphic Modernity
Edited by Angela Acosta (Davidson College) and Rebecca Haidt (The Ohio State University)
Conference online: 26-27 October 2023
We invite submissions for an online conference that focuses on queerness in fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction or other mythopoeic work. This can be queer representation within the work or engaging with mythopoeia through queer theory. “Queerness” is an intentionally ambiguous term, demonstrating the diversity of queer experiences, and the necessity of situating queerness as a liminal, complex paradigm. Queer theory is wider than the study of gender identity or sexuality, extending to taking positions against normativity and dominant modes of thought, and engaging with the indefinite.
Aspects of this topic might include but are certainly not limited to any of the following:
Tolkien at UVM 2024!
The Psychologies of Middle-earth
Saturday, April 13, 2024 (8:30-5:30)
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401
(Hybrid Conference: In-person and virtual/ TEAMS)
This is our 20th annual conference. The theme is The Psychologies of Middle-earth. We are excited to have Dr Sara Brown as our keynote!
Abstracts can cover various applications of psychology including myth, religion, art, sexuality, world building, race and ethnicity, feminism,
queer theory, class consciousness, ideology, PTSD, trauma, desire, disability, and much more.
Time and again, Shakespeare demonstrates the frailty and contingency of the many historical and “imagined” communities (Anderson) that feature in his works. Many of his plays revolve around the conflict between individuals and society, depicting the bonds between friends, lovers, family members or even whole nations being put to the test by desire, jealousy, and ambition. If Shakespeare’s communities are unstable to begin with, then discussions of diversity bring to light that very instability even further. His works have been both hailed for showcasing the universality of human nature and critiqued for implicitly reinforcing a Western, Eurocentric world view.
CALL FOR PAPERS
FLUID ENCOUNTERS | RENCONTRES FLUIDES
April 19-20, 2024
Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island
In Sylvie Germain's 1985 novel, Le Livre des Nuits, bodily fluids serve as potent metaphors for the transmission of trauma from parent to child. Tears, milk, and blood become powerful symbols of familial relations. The exchange of bodily fluids has long represented human relationships, where substances like breastmilk, saliva, and sexual fluids metonymically represent the bodies they originate from and the relationships they form and sustain.
Call for Papers, CEA 2024: Atlanta
March 21–23, 2024
Westin Buckhead Atlanta
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on BRITISH LITERATURE OF THE 20th AND 21st CENTURY for our 53rd annual conference.
"Change was incessant, and change perhaps would never cease." –Virginia Woolf
We are especially interested in presentations that incorporate topics related to the conference theme of TRANSFORMATIONS, but we will consider all proposals.
Call for Papers: Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature welcomes submissions of new work for 2024, Summer and Winter numbers. 2024 marks the bicentenary of a number of literary, intellectual, and cultural events associated with 1824, including:
Science: Michael Faraday and the Royal Society
Periodicals: founding of Jeremy Bentham’s Westminster Review
Education: Manchester Mechanics’ Institute (preceded by Edinburgh, 1821 and Liverpool, Glasgow, and London in 1823)
Music: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
Social Reform: Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals established
Abstract Submission Deadline: Dec 15, 2023
Full Chapters Due: Feb 29, 2024
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.
“Refusal, Disruption, and Persistence in Academia” centers on strategies such as refusal, disruption, and persistence in academia from an intersectional perspective that focusses on gendered racialization.
This roundtable will engage participants about structural change in their local context by sharing strategies from diverse standpoints. This could mean sharing stories about surviving contract work, probation, tenure review, and administrative roles while coping with and negotiating the demands of everyday life. However, participants can also consider refusal, disruption, and persistence with collaboration and community building in the foreground for systemic change, big or small.
In keeping with NeMLA's theme on “Surplus,” this roundtable will interrogate the works of Richard Wright and Ann Petry and how they have been interpreted as “excessive.” It seeks to examine how their work has been understood as excessively: masculine, feminist, violent, Communist, leftist, assimilationist, naturalist, realist, etc. This roundtable seeks to look at two major African American authors of the twentieth century whose boundary pushing were seen as "excessive."
Leadership is a subject of different studies and analyses that attempt to understand what makes a person a leader and how it is different from management. Indeed, social sciences, management studies, and even Humanities manifest great interest in leadership, its characteristics, roles, importance, and primordiality for companies and businesses' success. Hence, the important number of studies and analysis.