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Modernism, India and the Colonial Gaze

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:34am
Department of English, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023

Greetings!
We hope this message finds you well. We are delighted to announce that the Department of English at Daulat Ram College, under the aegis of IQAC, invites papers for an International Conference on “Modernism, India and the Colonial Gaze” to be held in New Delhi on February 1-2, 2024.

Food as Central Narrative: Exploring the Surplus of Meaning (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Sunday, August 20, 2023 - 4:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Beyond mere sustenance, food often serves as a rich source of meaning, symbolizing cultural, social, and psychological dimensions. This panel invites scholars to examine literary moments where food becomes an integral part of the narrative, exploring its multifaceted roles and its ability to facilitate storytelling. Papers discussing food as setting, symbol, descriptor, or as other literary devices welcome. Please submit a 250 word abstract directly to the conference website: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20637

Speculative Fiction and Futurism in the Middle East and North Africa

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:18am
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In a 2015 multimedia manifesto titled “Towards Arabfuturism/s” the Jordanian artist Sulaïman Majali writes that “Arabfuturism/s, like most creative provocations, is born of counter-culture” in which “notions of belonging are constantly challenged by the strangers, the marginalised, the outsiders: workers, rebels, immigrants, artists who see from the margins– looking in – that there is no homogenous culture or identity.” For Majali, like many contemporary artists interrogating the possibilities and limits of futurity amidst ecological, territorial, existential, and ideological states of crisis, -futurism “signifies a defiant cultural break, a projection forward into what is, beyond ongoing eurocentric, hegemonic narrativ

Katherine Mansfield and London

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 6:54am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

*BOTH CREATIVE AND CRITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS WELCOME*CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 16 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
on the theme ofKatherine Mansfield and LondonEditors

NeMLA 2024 CfP - Beyond the Void: Exploring Grief, Loss, and Trauma in Literary Landscapes

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the realm of literature, grief and loss have always occupied a profound space, weaving their intricate threads through the narratives of countless tales. From the ancient Greek tragedies to contemporary works, the exploration of human suffering and its aftermath has captivated the imaginations of readers and critics alike. However, delving deeper into the recesses of these literary landscapes, we encounter a concept that extends beyond the boundaries of ordinary grief—a surplus of grief that emerges, often unyielding and overwhelming, in the face of profound loss and trauma.

All Work, No Play

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:13pm
The University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2023

Deadline Extended: ALL WORK, NO PLAY
Please send proposals by August 14 2023

This is a symposium on pedagogy and the pedagogical imaginary presented by the English and Theatre Studies Program at The University of Melbourne and generously supported by the Shakespeare 400 Trust and the ETS program.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Claire Hansen, The Australian National University

Date: Tuesday 28th of November 2023

Attendance: in-person on the Parkville Campus and virtually via Zoom

https://allworknoplaysymposium.wordpress.com/

Call for Papers: The Routledge Companion to Ernest Hemingway

updated: 
Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 3:22pm
Dr. Verna Kale / The Routledge Companions
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Call for Papers: The Routledge Companion to Ernest Hemingway

 

The Routledge Literature Companions feature newly-commissioned work from an international team of contributors in exciting areas of literary studies.  The essays in this volume, written in clear and jargon-free prose, are intended for both students and scholars, providing a comprehensive overview while introducing emerging scholarship. The Routledge Companion to Ernest Hemingway, edited by Verna Kale, is currently under contract. 

 

Modernism in American Literature: A (Re)consideration

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:06pm
Jeff Birkenstein / Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

CFP: Modernism in American Literature:

A (Re)consideration

Proposals due August 31, 2023

Note on Updated Proposal:

We currently have most of the selections made, and essays in process, for a volume on re-considering Modernism with regard to American literature. We are, however, still looking for a small handful of high-quality proposals to fill out a few remaining chapters in the project.

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SAMLA 2023: Bad Art

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:05pm
Ian Afflerbach, George Porter Thomas
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2023

Scholarship on the politics of literature has, in recent decades, increasingly come to focus on
whether texts from the past conform to the values of the present. Some texts are praised for
modeling, even anticipating, our own progressive values, while others are subject to critique for
the way they ignore, license, or justify forms of inequity, injustice, and subordination. This
disciplinary impulse has come to seem not only justified, but natural. Yet it has also resulted in a
growing corpus of books being dismissed or maligned within the academy, books that are
crucially still being read and revered outside the academy. We call this “bad art” because we

Williams/Levertov, Levertov/Williams 1923–2023: Confluences

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:00pm
Esther Sánchez-Pardo / Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 21, 2023

This conference celebrates the relationship between two influential American poets, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) and Denise Levertov (1923-1997). It aims to explore the shared views, poetics, and engagement with history and social reality in the works of Williams and Levertov, as well as their differences and divergences.

Overtones Ege Journal of English Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:00pm
Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

OVERTONES EGE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS
Annual deadline: September 15

Mediated Ruins in Contemporary Landscapes of the Americas

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2023 - 12:07pm
Cornell University NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Mediated Ruins in Contemporary Landscapes of the Americas

chairs: Paulo Lorca Fuentealba (Cornell University) and Ashley Edlund-Chescheir (Cornell University)

Join us in Boston for NEMLA, March 7th-10th, 2024

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Children in the Fiction and Photography of Eudora Welty

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:27pm
Eudora Welty Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 6, 2023

The Eudora Welty Society welcomes proposals for papers for a special session (traditional format) addressing representations of children, childhood, or childness in Welty’s fiction, nonfiction, and/or photography. Considering relationships of such representations to the conference theme of in/security is especially welcome, though not required. Please submit a 300-word abstract and brief biographical statement by July 7 to Katherine Henninger at Louisiana State University, kth@lsu.edu.

Virginia Woolf & Ecologies II

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:16pm
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Virginia Woolf & Ecologies II
Fall Symposium on Virginia Woolf
October 20th – 22nd, 2023
On Zoom
https://v-woolf-society.com/virginia-woolf-ecologies-ii-cfp/

 

Ecology (noun): ecol·​o·​gy |  \ i-ˈkä-lə-jēn. 

plural ecologies

1a: The branch of biology that deals with the relationships between living organisms and their environment. Also: the relationships themselves, esp. those of a specified organism.

1c: In extended use: the interrelationship between any system and its environment; the product of this.

The Review of English and American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:16pm
The English and American Literature Association (EALA), Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

The Review of English and American Literature

 

Call for Papers

 


 

Narrative Fiction and its Alternatives Forms (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:20pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the academic world, there is a constant exploration of new forms, genres, philosophies, and directions—reworking established concepts and creating new ones. While storytelling initially existed in verbal speech and gestures, modern mediums such as novels, comics, films, and video games have expanded the narrative landscape. Focusing on novelistic fiction, this panel explores their evolution, and more particularly, the proliferation of genres within them.

While traditional novels consist of a single story, short story collections, and anthologies diverge from this format, offering a unifying theme and a unique, flexible format that allows ideas and themes to be conveyed from different angles without the need for a cohesive plot.

NeMLA 2024: Narrative Surplus, Literary Specificity, and the Modernist Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:17pm
Jack Quirk / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

 

Narrative Surplus, Literary Specificity, and the Modernist Novel at NeMLA, March 7-10, 2024 Boston, MA Host: Tufts University, School of Arts and Sciences.

What would it mean to think of a novel’s depiction of thoughts, ideas, or emotions as surplus to its plot? What details—historical, social, political—are lost if we think of narrative information as mere details and therefore surplus to literary meaning? Once we extract all essential facts, what is left for the critic to make sense of?

ABC Studies Journal, silver jubilee edition

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:18pm
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2023

Call for Papers

 

Silver Jubilee Issue: 25 Years of American, British and Canadian Studies: Lofty Aspirations, Protean Visions, Ongoing Quests

 

 

Deadline: 10 June 2024

 

Guest Editors:

 

Charlotte Beyer, University of Gloucestershire

 

Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth

 

Sean Matthews, University of Nottingham                     

 

 

 

Special Issue Consultants:

 

Speculative Modernisms

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 3:08pm
Vector, the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 4, 2023

Call for Submissions: 

Speculative Modernisms

 

Vector invites proposals for articles on speculative modernisms, exploring modernist, experimental, and avant-garde literary and artistic traditions in relation to science fiction, fantasy, and cognate genres and modes.

 

Foreign Bodies: Becoming Apart, Becoming a Part in Contemporary British Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 19, 2023 - 11:19am
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 - EMMA (EA741)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 30 June 2023

Foreign Bodies: Becoming Apart, Becoming a Part in Contemporary British Literature

12-13 0ctober, 2023

International conference EMMA (EA741)
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier3 - Site Saint Charles

Organizers: Katia Marcellin and Carine Nibakure

Keynote speakers: Professor Catherine Bernard (Université Paris-Cité)and Harry Parker (author of Anatomy of a Soldier and Hybrid Humans)

Saying the Unsayable: Narrative Experimentations in the Representation of Trauma

updated: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 4:29am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Trauma is typically considered ‘responsive to and constitutive of “modernity”’ (Micale and Lerner 2001). Certainly, as argued by Mark Seltzer, ‘modernity has come to be understood under the sign of the wound’: ‘the modern subject has become inseparable from the categories of shock and trauma.’ 

“William Gaddis at his Centenary” Special issue of electronic book review (

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:08am
https://electronicbookreview.com/about-ebr/
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

The year between December 29th 2022 and December 29th 2023 would have been the hundredth of William Gaddis’ life. Between 1955, when he published The Recognitions, and 1998, when he died shortly after completing Agapē Agape, Gaddis was notorious for a disproportion between reputation and readership. Being reflexively labelled “difficult,” with his own novels’ wry figurations of characters writing “for a very small audience,” and with a tendency to be categorized (though not always actually read) alongside the increasingly unfashionable “high postmodernists”… all this might have made it hard to envisage his work surviving into the 2000s.

NeMLA 2024 CfP- Reassessing Resource Narratives: Ecocritical Perspectives on the Illusion of Surplus

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:02am
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA session "Reassessing Resource Narratives: Ecocritical Perspectives on the Illusion of Surplus" (55th Annual NeMLA Convention March 7th in Boston, MA). The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2023. You can submit an abstract for this session here- https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20666

Conrad and World Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:02am
Simla Dogangun / Marmara University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

 

Call for Papers: Conrad and World Literature Studies

The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK)

 

T. S. Eliot at SAMLA 95

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 3:53pm
International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 17, 2023

SAMLA 2023 (9-11 November)

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