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Anthem Studies in Critical Literary Geography

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:37pm
Bill Angus, Massey University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2027

 

Anthem Studies in Critical Literary Geography presents cutting-edge examinations of the representation of geographical phenomena across diverse historical literary genres and documents. We publish challenging, theoretically informed analyses of land-based, oceanic, meteorological, and imaginative geographical elements of texts, spanning both factual and fictional realms. Encompassing all locations – including  for instance roads, fields, mountains, deserts, rivers, lakes, swamps, coastlines, seas, storm systems, planets, machine worlds and built environments – the series critically engages with the nuanced portrayal of these phenomena in fictional and non-fictional literature throughout various historical periods.

Posthuman Studies (MLA 2025 Conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:36pm
Akim Golubev/UNLV/MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The Posthuman Studies session welcomes abstracts/papers that deal with the application of literary theory to historical/social/cultural issues. Posthuman as an umbrella term includes a range of topics/periods from the 18th-C dualism/monism to deconstruction/postmodernism.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2024

Akim Golubev, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (akim.golubev@unlv.edu )https://mla.confex.com/mla/2025/webprogrampreliminary/Paper26259.html 

Ports and Harbours in Early Modern English Plays

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:36pm
Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 8, 2024

‘Wherefore to Dover?’ (King Lear)

Following the editors’ previous collaborations, Reading the Road from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan’s Highways (EUP, 2020) and Reading the River in Shakespeare’s Britain (EUP, 2024), this edited collection aims to pull together new research on perceptions and representations of ports and harbours in early modern English drama.

Rethinking the Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in English for a New *Quarter* Century

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:36pm
MLA 2024 Convention Roundtable CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 11, 2024

This special session seeks a mix of six panelists who are current or recent English Master’s and Doctoral graduate program directors who can speak from first-hand experience to the market forces and realities students and alums are facing today. These roundtable speaking slots are limited to five minutes in order to make room for discussion.

It’s been 14 years since the ADE’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Master’s Degree released their report: “Rethinking the Master’s Degree in English for a New Century.” Based on their research, they found “a gap between students’ aspirations and employment outcomes on the one hand and MA programs’ stated goals and curricular requirements on the other” (1).

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:35pm
European Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2024

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies) invites reviews of current books on topics relevant to American studies for publication in EJAS’ upcoming issues (vol. 19-20) due in 2024 and 2025. 

Please send a review proposal (author, title, publisher, publishing date and place, number of pages), and CV (including the list of publications) to book reviews editor, Dr. Kornelia Boczkowska (kornelia@amu.edu.pl). We accept proposals on a rolling basis.

Authors of accepted proposals will be expected to write a book review (1000 words) and follow the MLA 8th edition style manual when preparing the manuscript.

CFP reminder: Small Screen Food: American Identity Through a Culinary Televisual Lens

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:35pm
Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis and Carrie Helms Tippen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

 

Salman Rushdie characterized the serial television show “as the novelistic medium of the 21st century,” signifying its emerging importance and elevating its status to a realm traditionally occupied by novels. This shift, propelled by technological advancements and new patterns in media consumption like streaming and binge-watching, highlights televisions’ artistic and cultural importance. Rushdie’s view acknowledges television series as valuable cultural artifacts of considerable artistic depth and cultural weight.

Call for contributions (journal issue): "The Language of War: Lexicon, Metaphor, Discourse"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:44pm
University of Ferrara, University of Milan, University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2024

CFP url: https://www.ledonline.it/index.php/LCM-Journal/announcement/view/96

 

Call for papers: Vol 11 (2024) No 2: “The Language of War: Lexicon, Metaphor, Discourse”

Issue nr. 2 vol. 11 (2024) will focus on the following theme: The Language of War: Lexicon, Metaphor, Discourse  and will be edited by Dr. Anna Anselmo (Università degli Studi di Ferrara), Prof. Kim Grego (Università degli Studi di Milano) and Prof. Andreas Musolff (University of East Anglia).

21st-Century Eliot

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:44pm
International T. S. Eliot Society MLA_2025
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

21st-Century Eliot. Panel for MLA 2025 (New Orleans). Recent developments in Eliot studies, including the release of the Eliot/Hale letters and the publication of Eliot’s complete prose in digital format, as well as the new editions of his poetry and new scholarly biographies and collections, promise to transform Eliot studies for the foreseeable future. 21-st Century Eliot brings together Eliot scholars with a focus on digital methodologies and/ or approaches drawing on the new materials available for research.

Send abstracts of 200 words and a brief CV to Dr. John McIntyre at jmcintyre@upei.ca by 10 March.

The Origin of Adoption Studies: Betty Jean Lifton 50 Years Later

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:44pm
The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

In 2025, the adoption community is celebrating the 50-year anniversary of Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter by Betty Jean Lifton. This seminal text in adoption studies was at the origins of adoptee rights movements, and it inspired its own body of scholarship. The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture is seeking submissions that engage with this text and/or its paratextual materials from a variety of disciplinary perspectives for a guaranteed session at the MLA Convention in New Orleans on January 9-12. Presentations that engage with the presidential theme “Visibility” are especially welcome.

'Poetry Off the Page' Blog

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:44pm
Poetry Off the Page
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2026

'Poetry off the Page’ Blog

Poetry off the Page is an online, international platform for anyone interested in the study and analysis of Anglophone spoken word and poetry performance from the 1960s to the present day.

Race & Queer, Trans, and Reproductive Rights

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:42pm
Journal of Critical Race Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Call for Papers:

Race & Queer, Trans, and Reproductive Rights

 

“When we are talking about gender and sexual politics…I’m not convinced we need to invent any trans or gender-based rubrics to understand the space or to mobilize against it. The existing critical rubrics of race and empire and racial governance would already encompass and analyze perfectly well what is going on and also provide us with a different political grammar of political solidarity and history.”

-Jules Gill Peterson, “Critical Race Theory Today” JCRI Vol 9 No 2, 2022.

 

Writing Centers and AI: Generating Early Conversations

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:42pm
Elisabeth Buck, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 13, 2024

Writing Centers and AI: Generating Early Conversations

An Edited Collection

 

Call-for-Papers

Science Fiction at the End of History Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:33pm
Dr River Seager / Dr Chris Gerrard
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

“Some people think the future means the end of history. Well, we haven't run out of history quite yet.” 

- Captain Kirk, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

 

MMLA 2024 Permanent Session: Old and Middle English Language and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:32pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

This year’s theme of "Health in/of the Humanities" has broad possibilities within the languages, literatures, histories, and cultures related to Old and Middle English. This panel welcomes papers that address the presence, importance, and/or relevance of health, medicine, and/or science in Old and Middle English works of any kind, as well as explorations, arguments, or discussions of the relevance or importance or perceptions of these texts and ideas in both the medieval  and the modern world.

Collections as Data / Data as Collections @ 27-28 June 2024 / Limerick, Ireland

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:32pm
Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 21, 2024

DPASSH is a biennial conference responding to questions relating to digital preservation within the arts and social sciences subject domain.

The 2024 conference is entitled Collections as Data / Data as Collections and takes place on 27-28th June. The event is a joint collaboration between the Digital Repository of Ireland, the University of Limerick and the Hunt Museum, Limerick.

 


 

 

Collections as Data / Data as Collections

Fin de Sexe? A Symposium on Sexuality

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:23pm
University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Fin de Sexe? A Symposium on Sexuality

25th June 2024, Edinbugh

Keynote: Professor Heike Bauer

 

Fin the Sexe is a FREE symposium, and we will offer travel bursaries to all chosen participants. 

The Wild City - 2025 MLA Special Session (New Orleans, LA - Jan. 9-12)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:18pm
Matthew Lambert
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau proclaims, “…in wildness is the preservation of the world.”  As the world continues to urbanize, it’s as important as ever to identify the diverse ways that humans interact with wildness in cities and reflect on how these interactions inform our understanding of, relationship to, and impact on nature.  This special session seeks papers that consider encounters of wildness in urban landscapes as depicted in literature, film, photography, music, video games, and other cultural texts from all periods and regions.  Though abstract on all relevant topics are welcome, special consideration will be given to proposals that interrogate how urban encounters of wildness:

 

Call for Submissions: Journal of Springsteen Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:18pm
Caroline Madden / BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 8, 2024

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies (http://boss.mcgill.ca/) is an open-access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays on Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s sixth edition, with an expected publication date of December 2024.

CFP Call for Papers - Deconstructing Realities: The 3rd International Academic Conference of Yoobee College of Creative Innovation

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:18pm
Dr. Kathryn A. Hardy Bernal, Head of Research, Yoobee Colleges
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Deconstructing Realities: The 3rd International Academic Conference of Yoobee College of Creative Innovation

Event Dates: 22 – 24 January 2025, Auckland, New Zealand

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 July 2024

Reminder: Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy (ACCSFF '24)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:15pm
Academic Conference of Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

ACCSFF ‘24

Call for Papers

 

The 2024 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, 2024, in Toronto, Ontario, at York University.

This year's keynote speakers are Dr. Larissa Lai and Dr. Nicholas Ruddick.

We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:

    -studies of individual works and authors;
    -comparative studies;
    -studies that place works in their literary and/or
     cultural contexts.

Postcolonial Interventions (ISSN 2455-6564)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:14pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Postcolonial Interventions (ISSN 2455-6564)

Call for Papers

 Vol. IX, Issue 2 (June 2024) 

Labor in African-American Literature (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:14pm
MLA 2025 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2024

This proposed session at next year's MLA conference invites presentations on the role of labor and working in African-American literature across all historical periods and fields of labor. 250 word abstract to Jacob DeBrock.

 

Antonin Artaud: New Critical Reflections

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:12pm
Kingston University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Dear all 

 

Please note we have had to alter the format our conference slightly - we are now hosting a 2 day conference based on 15 minute presentations rather than a day of presentations and a day of performances.

We are especially inviting female contributors as well as new researchers and early researchers in the field of Artaud studies.

 

Antonin Artaud: New Critical Reflections 

Dates: July 30th and 31st 2024, Kingston University, Town house Building (Penrhyn Rd Campus, 30th-31st July)

 

Eleventh International Iris Murdoch Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:12pm
The Iris Murdoch Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Eleventh International Iris Murdoch Conference

University of Chichester, 30 August -1 September 2024: First Call for Papers

The Eleventh International Conference on Iris Murdoch studies will take place at the University of Chichester in 2024. The conference will showcase ongoing, and published, Murdoch scholarship with a particular focus on Aspirations and Inspirations.

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