Call for Applications: Two positions as Doctoral Research Fellows (SKO 1017), University of Oslo
Two positions as Doctoral Research Fellows (SKO 1017) in area studies are available in the Department of Literature, Area studies and European languages, University of Oslo. Expected start date: 1 September 2024 We seek innovative, curiosity-driven and scientifically strong candidates who want to pursue a doctoral degree in one of our areas of research. The successful candidate should join one of our existing research groups. For more information visit the univerity’s website. Application deadline: 31 January 2024
A Palestra intitulada “Sobre clínica e criação na cidade através do dispositivo de acompanhamento terapêutico,” com a Professora Ana Lúcia Mandelli de Marsillac de Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil vai decorrer no dia 11 de dezembro (segunda-feira) a partir das 17,30 (Hora Portugal Continental) em formato híbrido. Pode ser assistido na sala B112.D da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa ou online através do link https://videoconf-colibri.
Para obter mais informações sobre o Projeto em Humanidades Médicas (PHM), consulte o website do projeto.
The latest edition of the creative journal ROAM for Summer/Autumn 2023 is out
This issue focused on the theme of (Dis)locations: Shifting Notions of Home and was edited by Jean Page, Mary Fowke and Zuzanna Zarebska. ROAM serves as the creative outlet for the project Representations of Home, RHOME (CEAUL/ULICES). Table of Contents: Swimming Lessons by Olivia Rana / Fledglings by Thomas O. Grady / At the tip of the world’s edge Kaja Rakušček / Finding Home au bord du lac by Rachael Franke / Downsizing by Olivia Dawson / Writing Oneself Home by Lesley Saunders / Trav. 25 de Abril Azoia by Mary St. George / New Landmarks by Jonaki Ray / Technology Transfer Joy Al-Sofi / Weddings by Maria Valle Ribeiro / Things which benefit from disorder by Sónia Aires Lima / Homegrown by Dorothea Boshoff / One Life by José Marques / The scent of the ocean by Gabriel Franklin / A lament for Yiddish by David Sampson / home blues by Carla Soares / Home Sweet Home by Diana V. Almeida
For more information, see https://www.rhome.letras.ulisboa.pt/…/summer-autumn-2023
3rd Interdisciplinary Conference on Literature and Image “Revisiting Fantasy and Adventure in Literature and the Visual Arts. Online, 22-23 February 2024, 9:00-19:00 (CET)
The conference main focus will be on the analysis and discussion of the transformations undergone by fantasy and adventure literature – from the year 1935 onwards – within the fields of fiction, the visual arts, and other forms of popular culture.
We will be particularly interested in addressing how fantasy and adventure works prompt us to raise the alert regarding situations of crisis, to reappreciate essentially human values, or to promote sociability, justice, civility, ethics a humanism.
Submissions, in English or Spanish, should be typed in Times New Roman or Arial 12pt font, single-spaced lines and default Microsoft Word margins. A maximum of two participants per paper is allowed. Each proposal should include: Title, participant’s name, institutional affiliation, a summary of your proposal (between 300 and 400) plus a biographical note (between 100 and 150 words). Proposals should be sent as a .docx or .pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is January the 10th, 2024.
The Smart Loire Valley Programme, Deadline for applications: 15 February 2024
The Smart Loire Valley Programme aims to support high-quality research and international collaborative research projects, to build human capacity and scientific knowledge for research, development and innovation by attracting talented, highly qualified researchers worldwide and from all academic disciplines. Researchers have to embody, in their profile, the keywords that capture the research values of LE STUDIUM: Curiosity, Imagination and Intuition. The annual call for applications is open from November each year to February the next year. It is thus open to all scientific disciplines. It offers different awards and formats of residencies and interactions (fellowships and professorships residencies of 12 months, 3-12 months researchers’ visits, networking actions). It consists in a precious opportunity to access funding to develop fundamental research projects and to create or extend sustainable international collaborations.
Call for Papers: Special Issue: “Book Erased: Print Word Censorship and US National Identity” RSAJournal: Rivista di Studi Americani:
The editors are seeking contributions for a special section on “Book Erased: Print Word Censorship and US National Identity” to be published in Issue #35 (September 2024) of RSAJournal: Rivista di Studi Americani, the official journal of the Italian Association for North American Studies (AISNA). In publishing as well as in educational contexts, works of literature are conventionally classified based on a wide range of criteria such as genre, period of writing, intended readers, subject matter, and the identity markers associated with the author and/or main character(s). Long-standing paradigms of literary merit also ensure a widely shared consensus among readers and professionals in the literary field on the distinction between elite, popular, and mass literature, which until relatively recently has limited scholarly attention to highbrow literary genres. Regardless of classification method and of popular or critical success, however, all books are equally vulnerable to one measure of judgement: censorship. Abstracts of about 300 words and a 150-word bio note should be sent to Elisa Pesce (email@example.com) and Rachele Dini (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 15, 2023. Full essays must be submitted by February 28, 2024 through our online submission platform. For more information, see https://www.cfplist.com/CFP/40131
Call for papers: EAAS Digital Studies Network, 1st Online Open Forum: European-American Approaches to Digital Humanities, 15 December 2023
Our special event will touch upon Digital Humanities, AI and American Studies.
Our invited speakers are:
Kate Simpson (University of Sheffield, UK) Georg Vogeler (University of Graz, Austria) Manuel Portela (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
The event is coordinated by: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (Tatiani Rapatzikou, email@example.com) Radboud University, The Netherlands (Frank Mehring, firstname.lastname@example.org) University of Graz, Austria (Stefan Brandt, email@example.com)
Call for papers: Translating Fantasy
The international research group TRANSIT is accepting submissions for a thematic issue to be published in a Class A journal in 2025.
The aim of the publication is to investigate the peculiarities of the translations of literary and non-literary works of any age and culture focused on fantastic imagery. A unique set of linguistic, cultural, historical, and editorial aspects characterize this type of narratives, which implies the use of particular translation strategies.
For more information, visit the the research group’s website.
Deadline for proposals: February 28, 2024
Deadline for submission: August 31, 2024
Call for papers: Utopia and the Return of History, University of Manchester, 29-30 April 2024
Call for papers: Tourism, Arts and Memory(ies), Lille University, 29-39 March 2024
When Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan was released in 1998, many pointed to its realistic D-Day landing sequence which contributed to make the film a vivid testimony to the horrors of wars. The film’s success then led many surviving WW2 veterans and their families, as well as tourists, to walk down WW2 memory lane in even greater numbers, therefore once again showing that tourism, arts and memory(ies) are intertwined. As 2024 will mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landing in Normandy and lead to several celebrations so as to keep alive the memory of that event, this international conference on Tourism, Arts and Memory(ies) intends to study the links between these three notions. Abstracts (ca. 400 words), written in French or in English, together with 3 to 5 key words and a short biographical presentation, should be sent by e-mail no later than January 13, 2024 to both organizers (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com).
For further details, click here.
Call for papers: The Beats: Wilderness and Wildness, University of Białystok, Poland, 13-15 May 2024
The conference will probe the extent to which Beat aesthetics retains its relevance in the Anthropocene by comparing and contrasting it with contemporary eco-narratives that center on the pressing immediacy of the current biodiversity crisis and the looming environmental collapse. The growingly apparent and dramatic effects of climate change lend a sense of timeliness to interrogating Beat texts in search of understanding the human impact on the global environment and seeking ways of maintaining environmental sustainability. Abstracts (250-300 words) or panel proposals together with a short bio should be sent to conference administrator Raven See at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2023.
For additional information, visit the European Beat Studies Network website.
Call for papers: Narratives of Water: Flows, Routes, Crises in the Atlantic World, University of Turin, Italy, 21-22 March 2024.
The conference wishes to explore the multifaceted dimensions of water through literary texts (understood broadly to include also theatre plays, graphic novels, movies, TV series, video games, podcasts, and other cultural products). While Blue Humanities started out focusing primarily on oceans, we encourage scholars interested in submitting a contribution to expand the scope of their investigation also to other waterscapes, including freshwater bodies on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and to water-related atmospheric phenomena such as rain, snow, hail, and storms.Please, submit a 300-word abstract and short bionote (150 words) to Andrea Carosso, email@example.com, and Valentina Romanzi, firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 11, 2023. For more information, click here.
Forthcoming event in Portugal: Epistran International Conference: Epistemic Translation: Towards an Ecology of Knowledges, NOVA FCSH, 14-16 December 2023
This interdisciplinary conference, organized within the ambit of the EPISTRAN project, draws on both of these proposals to investigate the semiotic processes (verbal and nonverbal) involved in the transfer of information between different ‘epistemic systems’. Its main focus are the transactions occurring between western science (the hegemonic knowledge of the globalized world, which purports to be objective, rational and universal) and the various embedded, embodied and subjective forms of knowledge that have served as its Others in different times and places. It will take place at the NOVA University of Lisbon (Avenida de Berna Campus) from 14th to 16th December and involves speakers from many different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds. For additional information, visit the conference’s website.
Call for papers: New Voices in Portuguese Translation Studies VII,
NOVA FCSH, 25-26 January 2024
This Symposium aims to provide a forum where students of Translation and Translation Studies can develop their presentation skills in a safe environment. It is part of a broader initiative to develop Translation Studies in Portugal by offering a support framework for young researchers who might wish to go on to pursue a career in the field: hence, feedback will be offered to any participant that actively requests it. The Symposium primarily targets Masters or Doctorate students, though people specializing in Translation at Bachelor’s (licenciatura) and Postdoctoral levels are also welcome. It is open to people from all Portuguese universities and beyond. A short abstract of up to 250 words should be sent to email@example.com by 7 January 2024, accompanied by a brief biosketch (up to 50 words). If you wish to receive feedback on your presentation from one of the members of staff, please also indicate this on your proposal. For further details, click on this link.
Call for papers: The 2024 TTU Symposium on “Transnational American Studies Revisited”
The Comparative Literature Program at Texas Tech University will host its 2024 annual symposium on “Transnational American Studies Revisited” on April 12-13, 2024. What would American Studies look like if the transnational rather than the national were at its center? It has been twenty years since Shelley Fisher Fishkin first challenged us with the provocative question and articulated the transnational turn in American Studies in her 2004 presidential address to the American Studies Association in Atlanta, Georgia. What has transnational American Studies achieved as an interdisciplinary field in the past twenty years? How has it transformed American Studies in terms of methodology, periodization, and geographical location? How do we employ its critical framework to investigate literary/cultural productions/phenomena on a global scale? What does transnational American Studies mean today when isolationist ideologies are gaining ascendance in the US and China? In what ways has globalization been synonymous with Americanization? Why will transnational American Studies continue to matter in the eras of Covid 19, climate change, and Cold War 2.0? Please send your 100-word abstract and 1-paragraph bio info and direct your questions to Dr. Yuan Shu (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for submission is December 31, 2023. For more information, click here.
Call for papers: LGBTIQ+ Representations and Media in US Popular Culture: Exploring New Directions, Challenges, and Queer Heritage
Special thematic dossier of the Journal REDEN (Revista Española de Estudios Norteamericanos, editor J. Javier Torres-Fernández (University of Almería): In the ever-evolving landscape of US popular culture, the representation of LGBTIQ+ individuals has undergone profound transformations, reflecting broader societal shifts in attitudes, norms, and activism. Over the years, LGBTIQ+ representation has moved beyond the binary and traditional confines, paving the way for an array of diverse narratives and identities. A recent GLAAD report (2022) found LGBTIQ+ representation on US TV at a high, with nearly 12% of regular characters who are LGBTIQ+, up 2.8% from the previous year. However, the study found that there were shortfalls and missing opportunities to tell a wider range of stories about LGBTIQ+ characters. This special issue aims to examine, critique, and celebrate these representations seeking to foster a comprehensive and interdisciplinary exploration of LGBTIQ+ representations and media in US popular culture. We encourage contributions from scholars across various disciplines, including media studies, cultural studies, sociology, literature, and beyond aiming to contribute to a more nuanced understanding of the evolving landscape of queer representation in US popular culture. Deadline for submission: April 15, 2024 | To be published in vol 6 no 1 (November 2024). Deadline for submission: October 15, 2024 | To be published in vol 6 no 2 (May 2025). For further information, click here.
Book award: EAAS American Studies Network Book Prize 2024
The American Studies Network Book Prize is a prize of €500 for a remarkable book published in English by a European scholar on any aspect of American Studies. To apply for this award, please submit a brief cover letter in the body of an email, explaining why the book deserves the prize, along with a copy of the book (attached as a PDF document or linked to a publicly accessible file). Books published in 2022 and 2023 are eligible for the 2024 ASN Book Prize. Send your application to the ASN President Emma Long (Emma.Long@uea.ac.uk). The application deadline is December 15, 2023.
Call for papers: 69th Annual Conference of the British Association for American Studies, Online, 10-12 April 2024
- The history of aural horror narratives, from broadcasting to podcasting
- Music in fictional horror podcasts
- Horror in digital radio and audio media
- Audience involvement in fictional horror podcasts/podcasts about horror
- Development of the horror genre throughout the history of podcast
- Discussion about contemporary horror cinema in podcast format
- Technical aspects related to aural elements in horror podcast shows
- Global horror and podcasting forms from all around the world
- The use of aural horror signifiers to create suspense in not-strictly-horror podcasts
- Storytelling and narrative devices inherent to horror audio media
Deadline for abstract proposals: 30 November 2023
Please, email your abstract to email@example.com. All submissions must include an abstract (300–400 words), keywords, and a short bioblurb describing your research interests and pertinent publications.
To learn more, follow the link provided.
Call for papers: Leakage: Inaugural Conference of STSING
We welcome contributions that engage STS from a plurality of disciplines and fields, including art, anthropology, sociology, politics, literature, cultural studies, design, media studies, history of technology, political geography, migration studies, medical humanities, digital humanities, film studies, and environmental & energy humanities. We are specifically committed to promoting expansions and intersections of STS with emancipatory discourses such as critical race theory, feminist materialisms, decolonial criticism, co-futurisms, queer and trans studies, critical posthumanisms, environmental justice, and critical disability studies.
Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2023. Options for hybrid participation will be available. When submitting your abstracts, please also add up to 5 keywords.
For more information, visit the website: https://sts-leakage.org
Call for papers: Imaginary Americas: The Dual Continent in the Eyes of Non-American Travelers — RIAS Vol. 17, Spring–Summer (1/2024)
In the past, journeying was largely driven by economic or political compulsion (escaping persecution, wars and conquests, trade, or search for greener pastures) or by the sense of religious duty (peregrinations and pilgrimages). It therefore comes as no surprise that along with the expans
ion of the intellectual horizons of the Old World that the invasion of the Americas brought, travel writing, especially in its non-fictional dimension, became particularly important. Realities described in early narratives of exploration, early epistolography, histories, personal diaries, or represented in etchings, have inspired countless
“American dreams” world-wide, energizing colonial expansion and faith-based-initiatives alike. Intriguingly, however, although several centuries have passed since the Spanish Conquest, in the perceptions of billions of people across the Atlantic and the Pacific, the Americas remain, by and large, imaginary Americas. To explore these issues, we invite papers representing such disciplines as ethnology, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, literary studies, linguistics, religious studies, history, or cultural geography focusing, but not limited to, the following issues: […]
The length of the article should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words. The submissions should be delivered to the Review of International American Studies via its Online Journal System by Oct. 31st 2023.
For further information, see https://www.journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/announcement/view/175
Call for papers: International conference: Hollywood Before the Code (1921-1934), Université Paris Nanterre & Sorbonne University, June 27-28-29, 2024.
This international conference aims at re-examining the notion of “Pre-Code Hollywood” and its periodization as they are now commonly adopted by scholars, critics, and film enthusiasts. Indeed, the establishment of the Code did not occur abruptly with the publication of a first text in 1930, followed by the application of a reworked version in 1934, but developed over the years from the adoption of the Thirteen Points in 1921.
Please send your proposals (around 500 words) and a short bio-bibliography before October 15, 2023, conjointly to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for papers: The 20th International Hemingway Conference
The Hemingway Society invites proposals for papers about any aspect of Hemingway studies, including literary theory and criticism; aesthetics and craft; modernism and modernity; race and ethnicity; class, labor, and work; gender and sexuality; ecocriticism and animal studies; print culture, textual scholarship and book history; material culture and pop culture; travel, tourism, and leisure; influence and intertextuality; disability studies; biography, memoir, and life writing; digital humanities; and other modes of inquiry that add to our understanding of Hemingway.
Please send proposals of about 500 words as well as a brief biographical statement and audio-visual requirements to both Dr. Verna Kale (email@example.com) and Dr. Alberto Lena (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 31, 2023.
Venue: San Sebastián and Bilbao, Spain
Date: July 14-20, 2024
Click on the link for additional information.
Call for papers: Touring Travel Writing III: Between Fact and Fiction
Venue: NOVA FCSH, Colégio Almada Negreiros (Campus de Campolide)
Date: November 9-10 2023
CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, Universidade Nova, Lisbon) and CELIS (Centre de Recherches sur les Littératures et la Sociopoétique, Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand) once again join efforts and organise this international conference which aims to be a locus of debate on the many facets of travel writing, a research area that has emerged as a relevant topic of study in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the last few decades.
Carl Thompson (University of Surrey, UK)
Catherine Morgan-Proux (Univ. Clermont-Auvergne, France)
Susan Pickford (Univ. de Genève, Switzerland)
Papers and pre-organized panels:
The conference languages are English and Portuguese. Speakers should
prepare for a 20-minute presentation. Please send a 300-word abstract, as
well as a short biographical note (100 words), by September 30th, to:
Proposals for papers and pre-organized panels (in this case, please also
include a brief description of the panel) should include full title of the paper,
name, institutional affiliation, contact details, a short bionote and AV
requirements (if any).
Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will take place by October 5,
For more detailed information, click on the link.
Call for papers: EAAS Conference 2024
1924-2024: The American Immigrant Narrative Revisited
From April 4-6, 2024, the 35th Biennial EAAS-conference, titled 1924-2024: The American Immigrant Narrative Revisited, takes place at Amerikahaus Munich. It is hosted by the Bavarian American Academy (BAA).
With its focus on the immigrant narrative, this conference of the European Association for American Studies seeks to engage with the complicated histories that have shaped the American immigrant narrative in all of its variations across time and from different disciplinary angles. To assess the ambivalent legacies of the American immigrant narrative, this conference calls for an intersectional approach to the topic which also examines gendered regimes of immigration, settler colonialism and often suppressed histories of Indigenous communities, the precarious labor conditions of (im)migrant workers, class restrictions, and sexual exploitation, past and present
We invite scholars interested in exploring these topics to submit their proposals for individual papers or full panels. Proposals can be submitted via our conference tool by September 15, 2023. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by November 15, 2023.
For more information, click on the link.