We are seeking speakers to fill up a panel at the APL Conference “Borders/Freedom/Civility” at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, June 12-15, 2024, on the question of how science fiction aesthetics, the experience of science fiction, and the experience of otherness in science fiction relate. Science Fiction is one of the foremost genres exploring the relation between the alien other as a way of thinking through interhuman relations across borders, but, as a liminally “high” literary form, it is often excluded from discussions of the aesthetic experience of literature as a driving force of intellectual engagement.
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of creative writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, short dramatic pieces, and literary journalism), as well as scholarly essays in all fields of English studies.
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and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology,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.
We are proposing a special issue of Post-45 Journal, titled “Race and Animality Reconsidered.” In light of a host of recent interventions and discourses emerging from Black studies, postcolonial studies, environmental studies, and other fields, this special issue seeks to highlight contemporary work on the entanglements of racialization or racialized gendering and animalization, including what this means for the material lives of human and nonhuman animals since WWII.
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Routledge) seeks high quality articles, as well as creative work.
Articles submitted might focus on any aspect of Creative Writing Studies, including, for example:
• Creative Writing in universities and colleges
• pedagogy, practice or research topics
• the processes of creative writers, their drafts and completed works
• the history of particular writing forms
• analysis of particular creative works
Submission length is open.
The Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization at Binghamton University invites proposals for papers discussing popular genres for our graduate conferencescheduled for April 12-13, 2024.
There has been a heightened academic interest in popular genres within the last decade. Scholars have approached these texts from a variety of lenses, and—with our graduate conference—we hope to make space for further research through various forms of critical engagement. In addition to welcoming essays regarding individual texts and specific genres, we are also interested in examining the state of popular genres in the academy, and especially encourage submissions engaged with non-Western texts and theory.
We invite abstracts for papers on legal/ political hearings, inquiries and investigations in/ as theatre or performance, for in-person presentation at this year's Law, Culture & Humanities conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (May 17th-18th 2024).
Edited Collection: Fairy Tales and Social Critique in Adaptations by Women Writers
This collection considers how women writers subvert normative structures in their adaptations of fairy tales. Though fairy tales, as a genre, have long been associated with conservative values, writers like Anne Sexton , Angela Carter, and Emma Donoghue, among others reimagine fairy tales as the instrument of social critique of traditional structures. The essays in this collection consider the way women writers rewrite mythologies inherited from the past, charting the decline of aristocratic systems and entrenched class structures.
Interested Contributors should send their chapter, an abstract, and a CV to the editor, Dr. Laura Alexander at
Article submissions of between 20 and 30 pages on lives and work of either Elizabeth Bishop or Robert Lowell are sought for consideration by the peer reviewed Bishop-Lowell Studies journal published by Penn State UP. Please consult the journal page a thttps://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_BLS.html for further submission information.
In the last few years, the Covid-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented experience of the everyday in us. We were all locked up at home somewhere in the world spending time with family or our own selves in isolation. In the absence of the ‘busyness’ of routine public activities, life showed down. In the tremendous fear of whether we would survive the disaster or feel anxiously for our family based elsewhere, we noticed the slow spiralling out of each day, sometimes at the level of the moment, in our lives. Slowness, an awareness of our body and movement, and a deep noticing of our surroundings and our loved ones – in short, a re-cognition of the everyday marked our ‘species’ life.
Re-imagining and Re-engaging with the Victorians
A virtual undergraduate and graduate conference
Conference on April 18 and Abstracts Due March 5
Hosted by Queen’s University’s ENGL 859
See full CFP below
Jentery Sayers, Associate Professor, University of Victoria
“Victorian Activities and the Play of Genre in Contemporary Video Games"
We are looking for 500-word abstracts for a theme-based special issue of critical essays on the short stories of the queer Canadian writer and performer Ivan Coyote to be published in 2025. The full articles should be approx 7000 words. The deadline for the articles is October 1st, 2024. There will be a peer-review process. Any questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reconstructing Race, History and Subjectivity after the 1960s
Date: October 30–31, 2024
Universidad Complutense, Madrid
Conference: Tribute to Cid Corman: From Japan to the US and the World, 1924–2004
Our Conference (in a hybrid format, both in person and online) aims at celebrating the life and work of US poet Cid Corman, bringing to light his crucial contribution as a poet, editor and translator of two shores (Japan and the US, also within the European, French and Italian traditions), in his role bridging the gap between cultures in English and in Japanese.
Issues to address are not limited to the following,
The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the sixth volume of the journal in December 2024.
For this issue, the editors are interested in essays on any aspect of Bowen’s writing – fiction, reviewing and criticism, biography and travel writing, or work discussing Bowen criticism.
Essays should be 6-7,000 words including citations, and use Harvard referencing. Please attach a 150-word abstract and short biography.
Completed essays should be submitted by July 1st 2024.
More information about the journal is available at http://www.bowensociety.com/elizabeth-bowen-review/
Research Laboratory in Literature, Language, Culture
and Communication (RLLLCC)
The 2nd International Conference on Current Issues in Higher Education
under the theme:
Artificial Intelligence in Academia: Prospects and Challenges
The Department of Letters and Foreign Languages at Tamanghasset University
In collaboration with
The Linguistic and Literary Practices in the Desert of Algeria and Their Extensions in the Sahel Region Research Laboratory and the Interdisciplinary Approaches to English, African (Sub-Saharan) and Algerian Literary Texts PRFU Project
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
2024 Biannual Conference
June 23-26, 2024
Courtyard by Marriot Beachfront | Gulfport, Mississippi
There is a need to reconceptualize queer Souths in the face of the challenges and revocation of rights that the community has faced in the last seven years. While there is certainly an existing body of scholarship on queer Souths, those works tend to focus on specific sites or individuals rather than examining the activism and art that connect to build a genealogy of queer Souths.
This panel welcomes proposals that include but are not limited to:
Plí: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its upcoming special issue on “Continental Philosophy and Global South Perspectives”. As an esteemed platform for rigorous philosophical discourse, Plí encourages contributions that explore the intersections between Continental philosophy and diverse perspectives emanating from the Global South.
Scope and Topics of Interest:
The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for our Allied Session at the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference. The conference will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from September 19-21, 2022. More information regarding the conference can be found here.
Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:
- Film and media adaptations of O’Connor’s life and work, including the recent biopic, Wildcat, or Colin Cutler’s new rock album Tarwater
- Intra/intertextual evaluations of O’Connor’s work in relation to other authors, genres, and media, or between texts
DEADLONE EXTENDED: The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 25–28, 2024. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists. The CAC is presently scheduled to take place in person and does not accept virtual presentations. The CAC is designed
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 17 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
on the theme of
Dr Aimée Gasston and Dr Gerri Kimber
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2024, open to all, on the subject of
Katherine Mansfield’s Women
The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies, vol. 17 (2025),the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.
The distinguished panel of judges will comprise:
Emeritus professor Clare Hanson
University of Southampton, UK
Chair of the Judging Panel
Call for Chapter Proposals
Playing with Magic: Understanding Disney Games
Edited by Priscilla Hobbs and Jennessa Hester
Paper proposals of 100-200 words are due by 15 May 2024 to Marshall Bruce Gentry at email@example.com for "Flannery O'Connor's Second Century: Looking Forward, Looking Back," an academic conference to be held 12-15 Sept. 2024 at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA, as part of the worldwide "Flannery at 100" celebrations of O'Connor's centennial.
Papers may use any approach to studying O'Connor and her works. Along with your paper proposal, please send a short bio and identify your academic affiliation.
Keynoters for the conference are Mark Jarman, Mab Segrest, Lisa Hinrichsen, and Karen M. Gravel. Andalusia's new Interpretive Center will be open for visits throughout the conference.
The Oxford Handbook of Shirley Jackson will offer scholars and university students at the graduate and undergraduate levels a comprehensive overview of the exciting critical conversations currently shedding new light on Jackson’s novels, short stories, and memoirs, and the literary and moving-image works they have inspired. From architecture to alterity, horror to humour, and pessimism to pedagogy, the forty-five essays in The Oxford Handbook to Shirley Jackson will form a comprehensive guide to Jackson’s role in literary history while highlighting her continued relevance—and, often, prescience—regarding timely considerations of issues concerning gender, sexuality, race, class, mental illness, and apocalyptic anxieties.
“Material Realisms in Contemporary British Literature”
Theme: The Future of the Lumpenproletariat
Subtitle: A Conference in Memory of Glyn Salton-Cox
Type: Interdisciplinary Conference
Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara, CA (USA)
Conference date: May 24-25, 2024
Submission deadline: March 15, 2024
Since the “discovery” of psychoanalysis, thinkers of race (creative, intellectual, political, and clinical) have contemplated whether psychoanalytic discourses can contemplate—let alone contend—with the question of Blackness. The range of figures includes thinkers who were focused on the clinical imperative, such as Frantz Fanon, to those who more implicitly yet just as critically have inquired about the psychic life of anti-Black racism (Richard Wright, Patricia Williams, Toni Morrison, etc.). This panel seeks to outline this intellectual history of critical black thought that brings into sharp focus the tensions between psychoanalyses and race while also remarking on current interventions in the state of the field.
Call for Papers
MLA 2025 New Orleans, LA, 9–12 January
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
An Allied Organization of MLA – Guaranteed Session
Australasian Literature at the Crossroads
Official MLA 35-word CFP:
Consideration of any aspect of the literature, film, and/or culture of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, including Indigenous writing, particularly changes to the field, content, and milieu of literary studies. Full CFP aaals.org. 250-word abstracts.