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Coloniality, (In)justice, and the literature of the Global South

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 11:56am
Bandung: Journal of the Global South (BRILL)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

 

Special Issue Call for Papers 

Bandung: Journal of the Global South  

Link to download the CFP: https://brill.com/fileasset/downloads_products/37598_BJGS_CfP_2024.pdf 

Coloniality, (In)justice, and the literature of the Global South

 

 

Goutam Karmakar (lead guest editor)

Honorary Research Associate

Faculty of Arts and Design

Durban University of Technology

Decolonial Hope: Planetary Sustainability, Solidarity, and Transformation

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 11:55am
Journal of Postcolonial Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Special Issue on

Decolonial Hope: Planetary Sustainability, Solidarity, and Transformation

 

Link to the CFP on the journal's website: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/decolonial-hope-planet...

 

Special Issue Editor(s)

Goutam Karmakar, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Reading Reading: Contemporary Literary Practices - NeMLA: March 6-9, 2025

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 5:59am
Malaika Sutter and Sofie Behluli
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

We are constantly engaged in processes of reading. We read literary texts, historical sources, films and other media, political moods and affects, and shifting social formations. Amongst the plethora of reading strategies available to us, close reading is perhaps the most widely known and most accepted one in literary studies (cf. I.A. Richards and William Empson). Other approaches to texts include ‘paranoid’ and ‘reparative reading’ (Sedgwick 1997), ‘distant reading’ (Moretti 2000), ‘wide reading’ (Hallet 2010), and ‘surface reading’ (Best and Marcus 2009), to name just a few. More recent research has examined intermedial reading practices (Rippl 2015), the reading of affects (Brinkema 2014), and non/institutional readers (Emre 2017). 

Bridging Realms: Exploring Intersections in Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 12:25pm
New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities in collaboration with Department of History, Humanities and Society, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Call for Papers for 5th International e-Conference

Bridging Realms: Exploring Intersections in Humanities and Social Sciences

Conference Dates: 4th October – 05th October, 2024 (Friday & Saturday)

To be Organized by

New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

in collaboration with

Department of History, Humanities and Society, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Call for Papers: Theatre Academy: Journal of World Theatre *Deadline: 31 July*

updated: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 6:05am
Theatre Academy: Journal of World Theatre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

We invite submissions for the fourth issue of Theatre Academy: A Journal of World Theatre which will be published electronically in September. Theatre Academy is indexed in MLA International Bibliography.

* Deadline is the end of July but we strongly advise the potential writers to send their manuscripts in as soon as possible.

* Original works, not published elsewhere or related to theatre in any context will be considered for publication.

* Please note that all manuscripts will be closely examined through Turnitin once they are received by the journal.

« Traversée du Tout-Monde »: a roundtable for Maryse Condé

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 5:35pm
Stève Puig / St John's University (NYC)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Maryse Condé’s œuvre has tremendously impacted our understanding of the French Caribbean and Africa, but also of postcolonial France and the Americas as a whole. In a sense, she is truly « a writer for our times, » as the title of a recent tribute in Paris suggested. 

Joyce Studies Annual Special Cluster James Joyce and Networks of Transnationality

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 4:01pm
Joyce Studies Annual
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

The transnational turn in modernist studies has helped generate important scholarly works— Modernist Fiction, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Community (Jessica Berman, Cambridge UP, 2001),  Geomodernisms: Race, Modernism, Modernity (edited by Laura Doyle and Laura Winkiel, Indiana UP, 2005), Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism Beyond the Nation (Rebecca Walkowitz, Columbia UP, 2006), The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms (edited by Mark Wollaeger and Matt Eatough, Oxford UP, 2012), Chimeras of Form (Aarthi Vadde, Columbia UP, 2016), and many other publications— over the last two decades which have examined how modernism transcends national borders and reveals the aporias of nationhood.

Occult Detectives

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:33pm
Philip Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 29, 2024

CFP: Occult Detectives

 

Edited by Michael Goodrum, Kris Mecholsky, and Philip Smith

 

Migrant Institutions: The Impact of Postwar Newcomers on British Cultural Life

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:32pm
Institute of English Studies, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 16, 2024

Migrant Institutions: The Impact of Postwar Newcomers on British Cultural Life

Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Monday, 9 December 2024

 

The Institute of English Studies invites proposals for a symposium exploring the impact of postwar migration on British cultural institutions. This one-day event will be held at Senate House, University of London on December 9th, 2024.

 

Women's Progress in African Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:30pm
Thomas Jay Lynn / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

From an early stage, the modern African novel has recognized the unjust challenges faced by African women. Even novels of the 1950's, such as Cyprian Ekwensi's People of the City (1954), bear witness to the difficulties that women face in transcending traditional norms as well as modern forms of objectification and exploitation. Even though these novels gesture to the need for better physical and societal realities for women, we may not find in the early novels a plan or vision of what exactly is needed for women to surmount various cultural hurdles and to fully actualize their potential in the modern realm.

Mirrors and Magnifications: Eudora Welty and Shifting Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:27pm
Eudora Welty Society - SAMLA conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 11, 2024

The Eudora Welty Society seeks submissions for its 2024 SAMLA panel, “Mirrors and Magnifications: Eudora Welty and Shifting Perspectives.” In alignment with this year’s SAMLA theme, Seen and Unseen, the panel aims to investigate the methods that Welty uses to mirror, frame, magnify, and even distort the vision of her characters and/or readers. Welty’s work displays a creative use of varying avenues of sight with material, political, and epistemological consequences—some examples from her fiction may be the dimmed lamp that contributes to R.J.

Shakespeare and Music: Between Time and Timelessness (ESRA 2025)

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:26pm
Michelle Assay/University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2024

Seminar 3 of European Shakespeare Research Asociation Conference in Porto, 9-12 July, 2025

Shakespeare and Music: Between Time and Timelessness

Supported by the RMA Shakespeare and Music Study Group

Convenors:

Michelle Assay, University of Toronto, Canada (michelle.assay@utoronto.ca)

Alina Bottez, University of Bucharest, Romania (alina.bottez@lls.unibuc.ro)

Decoding Lynching: Reading of African American and Dalit Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 10:34am
African American and Dalit Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 22, 2024

Decoding Lynching: Reading of African American and Dalit Literature

Note: Brill has shown interest in the concept of this project and will publish it in one of their series provided the contributions are positively assessed during the peer review process.

The 1st International Scientific Symposium “The Languages of Contemporary Literature Studies”

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2024 - 3:25pm
The Franciszek Karpinski Institute of Regional Culture and Literary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 25, 2024

   The Franciszek Karpinski Institute of Regional Culture and Literary Research has the pleasure to invite you to

   The First International Scientific Symposium

   T H E   L A N G U A G E S   O F   C O N T E M P O R A R Y   L I T E R A R Y   S T U D I E S

   Date: 26–27th September 2024
   Venue: the Pedagogical Library in Siedlce, 2 Aslanowicz(a) Street, Siedlce (Poland)

   Details are in the attachments below ↓

Transpacific Materialities

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2024 - 2:49pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2025, March 6-9, Philadelphia)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

How are Asian American and Pacific Islander bodies figured across different media—in contemporary novels, poetry, and visual arts? How do the transits and residues of US empire across the Pacific inform these representations? This panel investigates texts that center AAPI bodies and their varying materialities, wherein racialized bodies take on other-than-human forms (i.e., paper, digital, textual, watery, earthy, animal, etc.). The panel aims to explore how these embodiments are shaped by the residual and ongoing violences of US empire and/or war in the Pacific.

Transness in Ireland and Abroad: The Trans* Research Association of Ireland’s First Annual Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 10:40am
Taylor Follett / The Trans* Research Association of Ireland’
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 JULY

Call for Papers – The Trans* Research Association of Ireland’s First Annual Symposium

October 31-November 1
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin

NEW DEADLINE: 31 JULY

Keynote Speaker: Professor Hil Malatino (Penn State)

New Forms of Revolution in the Francophone World.

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:56pm
Atim Mackin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

NeMLA 56th Annual Convention

 

Philadelphia, PA, 6-9 March 2025

Primary Area / Secondary Area:

French and Francophone / Cultural Studies and Media Studies 

Chair:

Atim Mackin (Harvard University)

New Forms of Revolution in the Francophone World

 Revolutions have always been pivotal moments in the history of societies, but the forms they take are constantly evolving. This panel aims to explore the new forms of revolution within French and Francophone contexts. We seek contributions that question, analyze, and discuss the following aspects (among others):

Fictions of the Pandemic: Extended Deadline

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:56pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

Special Issue Call for Papers: Fictions of the Pandemic

Guest Editors: Roanne Kantor (Stanford) and Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan (Rice) Extended Deadline for Submissions: 1 August 2024

Inclusion and Equity in Children's Lit CFP 7_9_2024 REVISED

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:55pm
Deborah De Rosa @NIU University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

Crossed Borders, Changed Lives: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Twenty-First Century Young Adult Immigrant & Refugee Literature seeks scholarly articles by scholars and advanced PhD candidates for publication in a collection on depictions of images of immigrants and refugees by:

  • American authors
  • Young Adult (YA) novels
  • published after 2001 (9/11).

 CONTENT & CONTRIBUTERS:

The collection will address themes such as inclusion / exclusion (racism), equity/ inequity, identity construction, transnationalism / emotional transnationalism, social justice, and empathy.

The Far North and the Global South in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Despite the increased prominence of the Far North in the political and environmental crises of the twenty-first century, this space remains largely absent from Global South studies, an omission that unwittingly reproduces outdated notions of the Arctic as a kind of terra nullius, a region outside both the Global North and the Global South, devoid of people and history. As the effects of climate change continue to undermine perceptions of the Arctic as a region isolated from the modern world, this panel seeks to explore the relationship between the Far North and the Global South, as depicted in popular culture. How might concepts of the Global South prove generative in relation to the histories of the Far North?

Contemporary Cyberfeminisms (NeMLA 2025 Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

“Rooted as it is by feminism, cyberfeminism is an imperfect umbrella term,” Mindy Seu frames her archival project Cyberfeminism Index. Though it traces the same exclusions and western biases of feminist history, she writes, the Web 1.0 term “cyberfeminism” also provides a quick shorthand for the much broader expanse of art, activism, community, and scholarship of its many branches, including “Cyberfeminism 2.0, black cyberfeminism, xenofeminism, post-cyber feminism, glitch feminism, Afrofuturism, and hackfeministas, transhackfeminism, 넷페미 (netfemi), 女权之声 (feminist voices), among others" (https://cyberfeminismindex.com/about).

“Reader, I Met Him”: First Encounters in Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Near the end of Jane Eyre, the title character famously says, “Reader, I married him.” It is a wedding her readers have expected and waited for, yet it comes after a rather inauspicious first meeting.

Fiction is full of first meetings. While a relationship’s apex or culmination might often be most memorable to readers, the initial encounter is also of special interest and significance to the story. Papers for this panel will explore fictional (or nonfictional) first meetings or initial encounters. Presenters may discuss a first meeting in light of the dynamics of the relationship’s development and/or ending, or presenters may choose to do a close reading that does not take into account the relationship’s future.

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:47pm
Americana
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 8, 2024

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to Present > http://www.americanpopularculture.com

We invite you to submit in areas related to American Studies, American history, American popular culture, comics, music, film, politics, sports, fashion, food, fandom, radio, television/streaming, Broadway/popular theater, travel/tourism, etc.

You can visit the guidelines for submission here >
https://americanpopularculture.com/journal/call_for_papers.htm

Critical Worldbuilding: Call for Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:41pm
Matthew Smith / Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

Critical Worldbuilding

 

Call for Proposals

Stanford University TDR Consortium Issue

"Critical Worldbuilding" edited by Matthew Smith

 

Proposal Submission Deadline: 15 September 2024

Submission Email: mwsmith1@stanford.edu

 

T. S. Eliot and the Humanities at NeMLA 2025

updated: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 7:15pm
International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

This panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 6-9 March 2025, will focus what T. S. Eliot can do for the Humanities today and what the Humanities ought to do with T. S. Eliot.

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