In the spirit of the spooky season, the new book series Horror and Gothic Media Cultures is launching a monthly online discussion group open to scholars (including graduate students) and creative practitioners around the globe working in the area of horror and Gothic media. Each discussion will be sparked by a short podcast episode that will offer a provocation related to current and key debates in the field.
The discussion group will occur 1-2 weeks after the release of each podcast episode, with the first discussion occurring on Thursday the 18th of November(08:00am Amsterdam time, CEST / 05:00pm Melbourne/Sydney time, AEDT).
The group is led and hosted by the Horror and Gothic Media Cultures series’ founding editor, Dr Jessica Balanzategui, Senior Lecturer in Cinema and Screen Studies at Swinburne University of Technology. Jessica presents the first provocation: “What’s the deal with ‘elevated’ horror?” https://youtu.be/A-boNAtYMuI (also below).
Future episodes will feature special guests, including the authors of forthcoming or recently launched books in the series. Discounts for books in the Horror and Gothic Media Cultures series will be offered to those who attend the discussion group.
TEXT Special Issues is seeking applications for four annual 12 month sub-editor internships, beginning 2022. We are looking for people who love words, understand grammar, spell well, have an eagle eye for technical literals, and can learn and apply our style guide rigorously.
TEXT Special Issues is published every June and December, with one to two special issues each publishing round. You will be working with the three Special Issues Co-Editors, eager to mentor and support you through this learning curve.
If you are interested and able to volunteer your time and effort to hone your editing skills, please send me a short paragraph, outlining your current skills and any experience to date. This is an opportunity for a mid-doctoral candidate or ECR looking to make connections in our academic and creative communities.
Co-Editors: Associate Professor Sue Joseph; Dr Kate Cantrell; and Dr Emma Doolan. Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry on the Move Symposium 2021: Archives, counter-memory, creative practice and poetry
We are seeking wide-ranging work for a Poetry on the Move 2021 symposium (in Canberra and via Zoom) and a subsequent issue of the Axon Creative Explorations journal that takes up what has been a lively discussion about archives and counter-memories situated in opposition to official histories.
This call is for presentations/papers that explore the contemporary relationship between creative thinking, creative practice, poetry and the archive. We are especially interested in topics that connect to the following issues:
Poetry and the archive
The archive re-imagined as counter-memory and/or resistance
Creative writers as archivists
Poetry and memory
Archives, connections and genealogies
Non-dialectical histories and the reconstruction of memory
Poetry and the digital archive
The quotidian, fact and creative writing
Poetry and forms of resurrection
The editors are seeking papers for a symposium to be held in Canberra and via Zoom on Thursday, 14 October 2021, from 10 am to 3:30 pm (it will be followed by the launch of the Poetry on the Move festival). Selected papers from the symposium, as well as other papers on theme, will be published in the first issue of Axon: Creative Explorations for 2022.
Please submit a 100–150-word abstract by midnight on 30 September 2021. If you wish to write full paper of between 3,000 and 5,000 words for subsequent publication in Axon: Creative Explorations (subject to the usual referee processes) this paper will be due on 15 March 2022.
When you submit your abstract, please record whether you want it to be considered for 1) the symposium; 2) the journal issue; 3) or both symposium and journal issue
Early Bird Registration is open for the @historicalnovelsocietyaustralasia HNSA 2021 Virtual Conference in October.
With the Conference being hosted virtually for the very first time, HNSA has created its most extensive conference program to date featuring Guest of Honour, Geraldine Brooks.
Join HNSA over two weekends in October to celebrate historical fiction with panels, interviews, workshops, bootcamps and so much more. Recorded sessions will remain accessible to registrants for three months after the event. Check out the program and book now.
The passing in June this year of Janet Malcolm, the longstanding journalist for The New Yorker, and author of The Journalist and the Murderer, started us thinking about her legacy.
We want to collate some reflections about her work here in Australia, for possible publication in a journal. If you are interested in participating, could you please answer the six questions in the attached word document and email it to me.
Let us know whether you want to remain anonymous and if you would be willing to do a follow-up interview if needed.
Thank you so much for your time in advance. It is greatly appreciated.
Associate Professor Sue Joseph and Professor Matthew Ricketson
In response to numerous requests for late abstract submissions (so many more than expected), the AAWP conference team are re-opening the Call for Papers for the 2021 conference, November 24-26.
The window for submission is now open and must close July 31. This deadline coincides with the early bird registration (see below). So, if you missed out the first round or are simply excited at the prospect of an amazing Creative Writing research conference event near the beach, please submit before July 31. We’ve arranged discounted accommodation, great food and some excellent guest speakers. It’s also just a lovely place to visit. Come for the conference, stay for the weekend.
This issue of the Axon journal investigates ways in which contemporary poetry (and other forms of creative practice) constitute, result from or are otherwise connected to travel—whether this is understood literally or metaphorically. We are NOT looking for poems. Please submit academic papers that explore and relate to:
ways in which readers may ‘travel’ in poetry
ways in which poetic form may contribute to ideas or modes of imaginative travel
the composition of poetry as a form of travelling
the composition of poetry as a result of travel
reflections on or interviews about travel and poetry
reflections on or interviews about travel and creativity
how ‘travel’ and ‘creativity’ may be connected—literally, imaginatively or metaphorically
how poetry may allow or facilitate forms of creative ‘travel’
how creativity is, in and of itself, a way of travelling
tropes of travel in poetry
poetry/creative practice and travelling through cultures, sexualities and/or gender diversity
creative fluidity and ‘travelling’
poetry’s connection to movement through space and/or time
creative transformations/metamorphoses as a way of ‘travelling’
What we would like from contributors:
A 150-word abstract of your proposed paper by Friday 20 August 2021.
If your abstract is accepted (we will notify you by Friday 3 September 2021), a full written paper of between 3,000 and 6,000 words should be submitted by Monday 22 November 2021.
Submissions can be lodged here Please DO NOT submit poems to this issue
The AAWP’s 26th Annual Conference will be held from November 24 – 26, 2021.
The deadline for the Call for Paper Abstracts has been extended until May 4, 11:59PM (AEST).
The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Fire Country’.Hosted by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Central Queensland University, the conference will take place at Sippy Downs, USC’s Sunshine Coast campus, situated on the unceded lands of its traditional owners, the Gubbi Gubbi people.
For more information, please see the Conference webpage here.