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[Professional Writing] (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:07am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call for Papers, CEA 2024: Atlanta

53rd Annual Conference | March 21–23, 2024

Westin Buckhead Atlanta

 

 

 

TRANSFORMATIONS

 

ABSTRACTS DUE: NOVEMBER 1, 2023

 

 

JOIN CEA IN ATLANTA!

 

[ Grammar-Linguistics] (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

 

Call for Papers, CEA 2024: Atlanta

53rd Annual Conference | March 21–23, 2024

Westin Buckhead Atlanta

 

 

 

TRANSFORMATIONS

 

ABSTRACTS DUE: NOVEMBER 1, 2023

 

 

JOIN CEA IN ATLANTA!

 

Ninth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Ninth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

Concordia University and McGill University

March 22nd-23rd, 2024


Submission deadline: December 1st, 2023

 

Keynote Faculty: Mary Esteve (Concordia) and Alexander Manshel (McGill)

                                                                                                      

Violence - “Cultural Carolina” Graduate Student Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
Languages, Literatures and Cultures’ Graduate Student Association (LLCGSA) Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Violence surrounds us, sometimes visibly (in times of conflict and wars, directly or mediated through images), and sometimes invisibly, as part of a statistic. With the increasingly extremist rhetoric on parts of the US political spectrum, the so-called “culture wars,” violent hate crimes against LBTQ+ people have surged in recent years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific-Asians and Asian-Americans were targeted because of xenophobia and conspiracy theories. Similarly, the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 were met with violent responses from authorities. Additionally, mass and school shootings hit an all-time high for two years in a row between 2021 and 2022.

American Literature Association 2024 Cormac McCarthy Sessions

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
Cormac McCarthy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

Call for Papers

Cormac McCarthy Society

 

 

American Literature Association 35th Annual

Conference

May 23-26, 2024

The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL   60603

 

 

The Cormac McCarthy Society welcomes proposals for papers on any topic related to Cormac McCarthy’s works

Due Date: January 1, 2024

Please send abstracts to Steven Frye at sfrye@csub.edu

Authorship in a Global and Transnational Context

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
University of Leuven, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2023

Authorship in a Global and Transnational Context30-31 May 2024, KU Leuven (Belgium)

Spiritual Responses to American Literary Modernism--Call for Chapter Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
Windy Counsell Petrie / Azusa Pacific University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2024

Spiritual Responses to American Literary Modernism~ Call for Chapter Proposals

 

At the end of 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise, explored the crises of a new generation who had “grown up to find all Gods dead… all faiths in man shaken.” Scholars and theologians concur that American literature, like the culture at large, was undergoing a passage from a spiritual to a secular outlook throughout the 1920s and 30s. This transition was so dramatic and widespread that that the years between 1925-1935 have been termed “the American Religious Depression.” Indeed, many texts from these two decades present their own version of the larger cultural secularization thesis.

[The Profession] (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

CFP: The Profession at CEA 2024

deadline for submissions: 

November 1, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

College English Association

contact email: 

eja12@psu.edu

Call for Papers, The Profession at CEA 2024

March 21-23, 2024 | Atlanta, Georgia

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on “The Profession” for our 54th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

[Visual and Material Culture] (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

CFP: Visual and Material Culture at CEA 2024

deadline for submissions: 

November 1, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

College English Association

contact email: 

eja12@psu.edu

Call for Papers, Visual and Material Culture at CEA 2024

March 21-23, 2024 | Atlanta, Georgia

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

Online Midwinter Seminar 2024: Something Mighty Queer

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

We invite submissions for an online conference that focuses on queerness in fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction or other mythopoeic work. This can be queer representation within the work or engaging with mythopoeia through queer theory. “Queerness” is an intentionally ambiguous term, demonstrating the diversity of queer experiences, and the necessity of situating queerness as a liminal, complex paradigm. Queer theory is wider than the study of gender identity or sexuality, extending to taking positions against normativity and dominant modes of thought, and engaging with the indefinite. 

 

Aspects of this topic might include but are certainly not limited to any of the following:

Deadline Extended: Visions of Racial Justice and Childhood Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Rutgers University-Camden, Department of Childhood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden seeks proposals for a multidisciplinary conference on Visions of Racial Justice and Childhood to be held in Camden, NJ, USA, on June 6 to June 8, 2024. This conference invites presentations that consider how different social actors and entities, including (but not limited to) governments, corporations, non- governmental organizations, and activist groups, have envisioned racial justice in relation to childhood and youth. What visions of racial justice are sustained, contested, and otherwise engaged across children’s literature, media, and popular culture?

20th Annual Tolkien at UVM Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Tolkien at University of Vermont
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Tolkien at UVM 2024!

The Psychologies of Middle-earth

Saturday, April 13, 2024 (8:30-5:30)

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401

(Hybrid Conference: In-person and virtual/ TEAMS)

This is our 20th annual conference. The theme is The Psychologies of Middle-earth. We are excited to have Dr Sara Brown as our keynote!

Abstracts can cover various applications of psychology including myth, religion, art, sexuality, world building, race and ethnicity, feminism,

queer theory, class consciousness, ideology, PTSD, trauma, desire, disability, and much more.  

 

What are your pronouns? And why does it matter?

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Université Paul-Valéry - Montpellier 3
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Dear all, Please find below a call for proposals for the international interdisciplinary conference: "What are your pronouns? And why does it matter?", to be held at Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3, France, 17th-18th October 2024. Please note that the language of the conference is English. Comparative approaches are welcome, as long as the focus is on English. Proposals of around 300 words to be sent to whypronounsmatter2024@gmail.com before 15th February 2024 All the best,Ann Coady and Sandrine Sorlin. 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

“WHO’S IN, WHO’S OUT”: COMMUNITY AND DIVERSITY IN SHAKESPEARE

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Shakespeare Seminar (German Shakespeare Society)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Time and again, Shakespeare demonstrates the frailty and contingency of the many historical and “imagined” communities (Anderson) that feature in his works. Many of his plays revolve around the conflict between individuals and society, depicting the bonds between friends, lovers, family members or even whole nations being put to the test by desire, jealousy, and ambition. If Shakespeare’s communities are unstable to begin with, then discussions of diversity bring to light that very instability even further. His works have been both hailed for showcasing the universality of human nature and critiqued for implicitly reinforcing a Western, Eurocentric world view.

Narratives of Health and Illness: Care and Power Within, Against and Beyond Medicine

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Burcu Alkan, Forum Transregionale Studien
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

We recently launched a blog series on medical and health humanities with an emphasis on the Global South. The blog series aims to bring together the multitude of discussions and expressive models of health and illness in order to explore interdisciplinary encounters and contestations related to agency, discourse, and power structures. We seek critical engagements within the framework of medical humanities for a more inclusive conception of health care and well-being that opens up a space for personal accounts of medicalized subjects on the margins of the medical establishment. The series emphasizes that embodiedness of health and illness belongs to the realm of narrativity both as personal experience and as part of medical epistemology.

Fluid Encounters - Rencontres Fluides

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Equinoxes Graduate Student Conference- Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

FLUID ENCOUNTERS | RENCONTRES FLUIDES

 

April 19-20, 2024

Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island

In Sylvie Germain's 1985 novel, Le Livre des Nuits, bodily fluids serve as potent metaphors for the transmission of trauma from parent to child. Tears, milk, and blood become powerful symbols of familial relations. The exchange of bodily fluids has long represented human relationships, where substances like breastmilk, saliva, and sexual fluids metonymically represent the bodies they originate from and the relationships they form and sustain.

International Conference on Mapping the Marvellous: Mythopoei, Multiverse &Fantasy across Literature, Films And Media

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:04am
Department of English, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (India)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2023

International Conference

(19th, 20th, 21st December, 2023) on

Mapping the Marvelous

Mythopoeia, Multiverse &Fantasy across Literature (S), Films and Media

Organised By

Department of English University of Rajasthan Jaipur

International Conference

(19th, 20th, 21stDecember, 2023) Mapping the Marvelous

Mythopoeia, Multiverse & Fantasy across Literature (s), Films & Media

Beyond the bounds of reason lies a realm where imagination weaves marvels without surrendering its proximity to reality.

British Literature: 20th and 21st Century (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:02am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call for Papers, CEA 2024: Atlanta

March 21–23, 2024

Westin Buckhead Atlanta

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on BRITISH LITERATURE OF THE 20th AND 21st CENTURY for our 53rd annual conference.

"Change was incessant, and change perhaps would never cease." –Virginia Woolf

We are especially interested in presentations that incorporate topics related to the conference theme of TRANSFORMATIONS, but we will consider all proposals.

Irish, Scottish, and Welsh Literature (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:02am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call for Papers, CEA 2024: Atlanta

March 21–23, 2024

Westin Buckhead Atlanta

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on IRISH, SCOTTISH, AND WELSH LITERATURE for our 53rd annual conference.

All changed, changed utterly:

A terrible beauty is born.

W. B. Yeats

We are especially interested in presentations that incorporate topics related to the conference theme of TRANSFORMATIONS, but we will consider all proposals.

(Re)shaping Monstrous Addiction in the American Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:02am
American Nightmares: The Inaugural Symposium of the Society for the Study of the American Gothic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 27, 2023

From vampires to zombies, uncanny doubles to the demonically possessed, gothic tropes have played a significant role in shaping narratives of addiction in American culture. More recently, news stories have framed the opioid crisis and its impact on homeless populations in cities like Boston and Philadelphia as a “zombie apocalypse.” Such tropes can dehumanize already stigmatized populations, yet the gothic remains a mode uniquely suited for exploring concepts of addiction and the lived experiences of individuals, families, and communities affected by the condition.

Mapping Memory: History, Texts and Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:02am
Departments of English and History, Loreto College, Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 16, 2023

MAPPING MEMORY: HISTORY, TEXTS AND CULTURES

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEMORY STUDIES

 (22 & 23 February, 2024)

 

DEPARTMENTS OF ENGLISH AND HISTORY

LORETO COLLEGE, KOLKATA

 

CONCEPT NOTE:

Call for Papers: Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 10:59am
Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Call for Papers: Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature welcomes submissions of new work for 2024, Summer and Winter numbers. 2024 marks the bicentenary of a number of literary, intellectual, and cultural events associated with 1824, including:

Science: Michael Faraday and the Royal Society

Periodicals: founding of Jeremy Bentham’s Westminster Review

Education: Manchester Mechanics’ Institute (preceded by Edinburgh, 1821 and Liverpool, Glasgow, and London in 1823)

Music: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Social Reform: Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals established 

Civil Rights Act of 1964: Historical Significance, Impact, and Legacy

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 10:46am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Civil Rights Act of 1964: Historical Significance, Impact, and Legacy

International Hybrid Conference
24-25 February 2024
University of Delft, The Netherlands

(In-Person/Physical Presence and Online Presentation sessions: 2 days)
(Virtual platform for pre-recorded presentations: 5 days)

 (More info: https://www.gires.org/activities/conferences/civil-rights-act-of-1964-historical-significance-impact-and-legacy/ )

Thematic Approach

Surplus Data/Surplus Subjects

updated: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 11:48am
Northeast Modern Langauge Assocation (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Subtitled “Surplus Data,” the Winter 2022 issue of Critical Inquiry began by proclaiming that, “It is no longer enough to say that data is big. Data is now in a state of surplus” (Halprin et al. 197). As private and state actors rush to generate ever more surplus surveillance data about consumer-citizens and workers across domains of life, literary scholars are compelled to question how this data is made meaningful and by whom. After all, data never speaks for itself; it must be assigned value and transformed into narratives. These surveillance stories often reify “identities of suspicion” (Monahan), marking marginalized people as themselves surplus subjects.

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