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Creative (R)evolution of Philadelphia

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:29pm
Maureen McVeigh Trainor - NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 6, 2025

This creative session seeks writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction who address Philadelphia’s past, present, and future creative evolution, revolution, and devolution in their work. 

 

ABSTRACT

As one of America’s oldest cities, Philadelphia has experienced drastic changes many times over, often celebrated or maligned by its creative class in music, literature, and performing arts. 

 

Abjection and the Joy of Movement in African Francophone Female Writings

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:56pm
Diweng Mercy Dafong/ University of Alabama (NeMLA 2025)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

As today we see Western countries enacting various immigration laws and borders are being mined to prevent “intruders” from accessing those countries. Faced with (in)security in sub-Saharan Africa the African woman has become that monster of abjection residing in that marginal geography, dwelling in the gates of difference in unfamiliar spaces. The African woman faced with (im)migration goes through a strong feeling of revulsion, fear, or aversion, she is treated as something that is a threat to one's boundaries and undermines one's sense of identity and security, exemplifying Kristeva’s idea of abjection.

Creative Writers / SAMLA 2024: Fragmented Writing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 8:03am
Julie Boutwell-Peterson / University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024

* Please note: This Creative Writing panel will be part of the SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, Nov. 15-17, 2024.

Creative Writers/SAMLA 2024: Deciphering the “I” in First-Person Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 8:03am
Julie Boutwell-Peterson / University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024

* Please note: This Creative Writing panel will be part of the SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, Nov. 15-17, 2024.

Religious Encounters: Tradition, Text, and Travel (Edited Volume, proposed to be published by Bloomsbury)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 10:59am
University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Title: Religious Encounters: Text, Travel, and Tradition

As Michael Pasquier rightly suggests, the concept of 'religion' is relatively modern, emerging predominantly through political and scientific innovations. However, this does not imply that notions of the 'sacred' or 'spiritual' were absent in earlier times. From the dawn of human existence, individuals have sought to create meaning around themselves and their place in the world. This quest to explain the origin of life and the universe has led to the creation of sacred histories, narratives, oral mythological traditions, texts, symbols, and sites.

Travel and Tourism (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Assn)

updated: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 7:42pm
MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Assn)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 7, 2024

Conference will be held November 7-9, 2024, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Travel and Tourism Studies as a discipline continues to gain popularity in academia, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature. The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:-
- travel and gender/race/class
- travel and religion
- travel and war
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and tourism
- virtual travel and tourism: How has COVID affected travel around the globe?

Reading Kenneth White: Anthropoetry/anthropoiesis, experiencing the earth and the living / À la lecture de Kenneth White : démarche anthropo(ï)étique, expérience de la terre et du vivant

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 1:52pm
Peggy Pacini / CY Cergy Paris Université
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024

Reading Kenneth White. Anthropoetry/anthropoiesis, experiencing the  earth and the living

| November 21-22, 2024, MSH (CY Cergy Paris Université, France)

Conference Organizers : Peggy Pacini, Anne-Marie Petitjean, Gerald Peloux (CY Cergy Paris Université, UMR Héritages)

Intercultural Conversations: Collaboration, Exchange and Transformation in Literary and Cultural Practices

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:29pm
Dr Aoileann Ní Éigeartaigh, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

This volume of essays would like to celebrate the role played by writers and other artists in initiating the kind of intercultural conversations necessary to transcend the political, geographical and cultural borders erected in the name of nationalism. The collection is based on a conference held on the theme in April 2024. I have a contract with a publisher and am looking for a final few essays to complete the collection.

 

Exploring the Murky Depths: A Conference on Dark Tourism in Modern Societies Where Historical Narratives Encounter Geographical Landscapes

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2024 - 10:50am
Department of Tourism and Aviation Management Midnapore College (Autonomous), West Bengal, India- 722101
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 18, 2024

Call for abstract

International Conference on Dark Tourism (ICDT)

Hybrid Mode

 

Theme:

Exploring the Murky Depths: A Conference on Dark Tourism in Modern Societies Where Historical Narratives Encounter Geographical Landscapes.

                                                                                                                 Date-14-16 September, 2024

Leon Edel Prize

updated: 
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 2:00pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar.  The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.  Please send electronic submssions in Microsoft Word format to hjamesr@creighton.edu.

"Food and Memory" - 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 2:48pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Conference online: 27-28 June 2024

 

ABOUT CONFERENCE: 

​Researchers have long confirmed the importance of studying food-related issues in the past and in the present-day world. During our interdisciplinary conference, we are going to concentrate on the relationships between food and memory. In what sense – and in what circumstances – can food be regarded as an identity-building factor? What role does it play in shaping our individual and collective memories? How can food studies deepen our knowledge on the social and cultural aspects of our lives? Why are food memories so often related to important experiences of individuals and societies?

Black European Studies Special Session

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 1:15pm
University of Nebraska at Omaha
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

The 49th European Studies Concerence, which will be held on October 3-4, 2024, both online and in person at the University of Nebraska Omaha, welcomes papers on European topics in all disciplines.

Founded in 1975, our yearly, interdisciplinary conference draws participants from colleges and universities in the United States and from abroad. Areas of interest include art, anthropology, history, literature, current issues and prospects in cultural, political, social, economic, or military areas; education, business, international affairs, religion, foreign languages, philosophy, music, geography, theater, and film.

This year we will also offer special panels on the following topics:

Nonfiction in Indian Languages

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:29pm
Tripti Karekatti and Chandrakant Langare
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposed Title of the book:  Nonfiction in Indian Languages

Concept Note

Reorienting Singapore Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:35am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 51 No. 1 | March 2025

Call for Papers

Reorienting Singapore Literature

Guest Editors

Angelia M. C. Poon (Nanyang Technological University)

Iping Liang (National Taiwan Normal University)

Deadline for Submissions: July 31, 2024

 

How Good Maugham Was: A Critical Reassessment - An International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:58pm
Le Mans University, France
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

Conference Dates: Thursday 13 and Friday 14 March 2025

Location: Le Mans University, France (https://maps.app.goo.gl/nrrshiTddgof53vB7)

Keywords: W. Somerset Maugham, Popular, Middlebrow and High Culture, Literary Criticism, Colonialism, Travel Studies, Gender Studies, Biography, Adaptations, Translations, Cultural Transfers, Propaganda

Conference Format: In-person, but videoconference will be possible in specific cases

Conference Languages: English; French a possibility for a limited number of papers

Conference Website: https://maugham-le-mans.sciencesconf.org

 

Cultural Constellations: A Journal of Literature and Art

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:48pm
Cultural Constellations / University of Maryland Global Campus Europe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

Cultural Constellations:  A Journal of Literature and Art

Cultural Constellations seeks original, previously unpublished submissions for a literary journal published by University of Maryland Global Campus Europe. Managed and edited by faculty representatives of UMGC Europe’s Book Club and Military Community Writers group, we offer a platform for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and for visual artists. Our goal is to nourish the magic of artistic expression by offering a passage through which the literary arts may thrive and blossom. Journal themes will focus on art, literary expression, and culture. 

“East” or “Middle East” in Doris Lessing

updated: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 10:29pm
Doris Lessing Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 24, 2024

Inviting proposals on the “East” or the “Middle East,” broadly construed, in Lessing’s oeuvre, exploring politics, sources, representation, or questions of definition. We welcome comparative approaches with other 20th-century writers. Send 250-word abstract and bio.

General Call for Papers

updated: 
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 12:56am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Community Dynamics: Urban Spaces, Rural Places, and the In-Between

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:48pm
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 31, 2025

Ex-position Feature Topic Call for Papers

Community Dynamics: Urban Spaces, Rural Places, and the In-Between

Guest Editors: Carolyn F. Scott, National Cheng Kung University

Laurent Cases, National Taiwan University

Edward Eugene Nolan, National Taiwan University

 

Publication Date: December 2025 (Issue No. 54)

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2025

 

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CFP Translation, Transposition, and Travel in the Global Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 9:48pm
Kevin Morrison / SGNCS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies World CongressGlobal Studies Center, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait
16-19 January 2025
Translation, Transposition, and Travel in the Global Nineteenth Century

Keynote speakers:
Regenia Gagnier, University of Exeter
Marwan Kraidy, Northwestern University QatarArthur Asseraf, University of Cambridge
Sarga Moussa, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

The Traveller's Tale. Emergent Forms and Minority Traditions

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:53pm
Université Clermont-Auvergne / CELIS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2024

Call for papers

The Traveller’s Tale. Emergent Forms and Minority Traditions.

 

Université Clermont Auvergne, France

 

 

November 14 and 15, 2024

 

MLA 2025 (LLC 17th-Century English Guaranteed Panel) Early Modern Social Media

updated: 
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 1:35pm
MLA LLC 17th-Century English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

MLA 2025, New Orleans (9-12 January)

The Forum on Seventeenth-Century English Studies (LLC 17th-Century English) invites submissions for a guaranteed session on “Early Modern Social Media.” We are particularly interested in research that addresses the power of both established and emerging media—ballads, pamphlets, newsletters, pasquinades, and so forth—to amplify the gravity of historical circumstances, harness public affect, and precipitate ideological shifts. Please send 250-word abstracts by 3/15/2024 to Carmen Nocentelli (nocent@unm.edu).

 

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