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Dramatic Fictions / Fictional Dramas

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:08pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

“Dramatic Fictions / Fictional Dramas”

Comparative Drama Conference

Orlando, FL, March 30 – April 1, 2023

Deadline: October 12, 2022

 

I am organizing a comparative panel that crosses and combines genres: works of fiction that contain plays, playwrights, actors, or dramatic performances; or plays that contain writers, fictional texts, or acts of literary composition. Alternately, presenters may set up intertextual conversations between the work of a playwright and an artist or character from another genre. For instance, I will be presenting a paper on Samuel Beckett and Bartleby the Scrivener. I am seeking two other papers to complete the panel. Only in-person presentations will be considered for this panel.

The Eighteenth Century Fragment

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:07pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 3, 2022

Material fragments such as a scrap of ancient poetry, a fractured sculpture, a torn diary page, or a partially written novel warranted increasing attention during the eighteenth century. The unfinished aesthetic of fragments offered an experience that was contrary to the sense of completion provided by whole and polished texts, and provided access to voices that would be otherwise inaccessible and lost. How do we understand this fascination with fragments in their various aesthetic, material, and political conditions? This panel invites contributions of papers on any aspect of the fragment. Papers may consider a single work, author, or artist; a theoretical approach; individual fragments or their role in larger works.

Spring Academy for Doctoral Students in March 2023 in Germany

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:06pm
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its annual Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion to be held from March 20-24, 2023.

 

The HCA Spring Academy provides 20 international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects. Additionally, it offers workshops held by visiting scholars.

The Many Fortunes of the Courtier: The Resilience of Castiglione’s Cortegiano

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:05pm
NEMLA 2023a
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Learning of Castiglione’s death in 1529, Charles V declared “one of the finest gentlemen in the world has just died.”
The Spanish emperor’s praise is evidence of the depth and scope of the influence of Il Cortegiano during the
sixteenth century, appearing in Spanish translation by Juan Boscán in 1534 and in an Elizabethan translation by
Thomas Hoby in 1561. Yet Castiglione’s Courtier—read at times as a book of manners, and other times as
representative of Renaissance ideals—continued to influence writers, poets, and literary critics well into the
seventeenth century and for long after. Whether interested in sprezzatura, the art of conversation, the persistence of

Disability Studies in Dramatic Texts and Performance

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:05pm
45th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Disability Studies in Dramatic Texts and Performance 

Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability in dramatic texts and performance for the 45th Annual Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, FL. We invite research on representation, image, symbolism, societal regulation or construction of disability as it pertains to casting and depictions of those with disabilities in playtexts and dramatic performance. The conference will allow hybrid attendance and presentations.

Call for Submissions to ROMARD: Research on Medieval and Renaissance Drama

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:03pm
ROMARD: Research on Medieval and Renaissance Drama
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Call for Submissions to ROMARD: Research on Medieval and Renaissance Drama.

ROMARD is currently seeking submissions for publication in Volume 60. Anyone may submit original work to be considered for publication provided that they hold the authorized copyright for the work. ROMARD welcomes submissions of:

Radical Transcendentalisms

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:02pm
Alex Moskowitz
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Radical Transcendentalisms

Transcendentalism is readily understood to have been an American—and even a transatlantic—social reform movement, having played a significant role in antislavery efforts, women’s rights, and labor and educational reform. But reform is markedly different than radicalism. For this edited collection, we are interested in what nineteenth-century radicalism looked like, and the ways in which the Transcendentalist movement was intertwined with radical social practice and thought. We are interested in, for example, the historiographic and philosophic connections between radical workers’ movements in Europe and the rise of Transcendental social critique in the United States.

American Literature Association Conference: “Wallace Stevens’s Harmonium at 100.” (Boston, May 25-28, 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:00pm
Wallace Stevens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

2023 will mark the hundredth anniversary of Wallace Stevens’s debut poetry collection, Harmonium. To celebrate the occasion, the Wallace Stevens Society is organizing a panel about this landmark publication for the American Literature Association Conference in Boston (May 25-28, 2023). All approaches welcome, including fresh readings of individual poems, archival discoveries related to the book’s composition and publication history, discussions of new literary theories and their relevance to the poems, or reflections on the volume’s enduring impact on contemporary poetry.

Cultural Studies: A Global History

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:58pm
Rebecca Roach / University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 21, 2022

This project aims to provide the first global history of cultural studies as a field, with a particular focus on its institutional manifestations and the ways in which cultural studies has been taken up in different cultural and geographical settings to various ends. 

NEMLA Convention session "Cultural Identities in Russian Emigre Literature" (#20137)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:57pm
Daria A Kirjanov/Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

I am looking for papers for our  panel at  the Annual Convention of the Northeast  Modern Languages Assocation  (NEMLA) to be help at Niagra Falls, Buffalo, NY March 23-26, 2023.

 

CFP: Queering Asia: Cinema and Beyond (NEMLA 2023 panel)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Debarati Roy, Xinyuan Qiu (SUNY Binghamton)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Asia in popular media was predominantly represented as sexually conservative with heterosexual narratives culminating in marriage. The 21st century, however, witnessed a surge of queer depictions that challenged the dominance of the heteronormative. This panel invites papers exploring representations of non-normative sexualities and genders from media industries within Asia. We are seeking in-depth discussions about queer narratives in films – independent as well as mainstream, television programs, and webseries. How do these different media formats shape the queer? To what extent does censorship affect these depictions? What roles do studios/production houses play in crafting queer subjectivities? How is the queer embodied in these narratives?

The Mindful Intersection of Pedagogy and Scholarship (Roundtable – NeMLA 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Matthew Leporati / Donetta Hines / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NeMLA 2023 Roundtable: The Mindful Intersection of Pedagogy and Scholarship

This roundtable session invites you to discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in both the classroom and our scholarly work, considering especially their intersection.

African American Music and Literature

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In a memorable scene from Questlove’s award-winning documentary, Summer of Soul about the Harlem Cultural Festival (1969), singer Nina Simone performs “Backlash Blues,” a poem by her friend Langston Hughes. Five decades later, Beyonce performed a rousing version of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” for her Homecoming tour in 2019. The poem, affectionately called the Black National Anthem, was originally written by James Weldon Johnson in 1900. Across these multiple decades, (and long before) African American musicians have invoked Black Literature, while African American writers have referenced Black music.

Adaptation and African American Literature

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In 2021, Nella Larsen’s novel Passing was made into a Hollywood film, before premiering on Netflix in fall of that year. The film garnered many prestigious awards, with critics praising the producer, script, and of course, the acting. Yet the film did not receive any Oscar nominations. To some, this omission is quite surprising, given the unanimous acclaim the movie has already received. To others, this exemplifies Hollywood: they often award golden statuettes to Black movies that are rooted in stereotypical Black images of slavery, violence, and the white savior complex, among many others.

Fostering Resilience and Equity in the Classroom (NeMLA Session)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Nicole Lowman and James Rizzi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Where were you when you got an email from your institution in spring 2020 that you would have to move your courses online? How do you address trauma perpetrated against marginalized groups without further traumatizing your students?

Two years into our unprecedented new normal, this round table seeks a clearer understanding of what makes a classroom resilient in the face of unanticipated challenges. Internationally, we face inequity regarding healthcare access, racial disparity in law enforcement and economic standing, and culture wars waged against marginalized identity groups, among an unfortunately long list of other inequities.

Kurt Vonnegut Society Session at NeMLA: Vonnegut and Resilience

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This panel is sponsored by the Kurt Vonnegut Society and seeks presentations that address the conference theme of RESILIENCE as it relates to any aspect of Vonnegut's work, including novels, short stories, essays, and public appearances. We also welcome presentations that situate Vonnegut's work in conversation with his contemporaries and/or later twenty-first-century American authors.

NeMLA 2023: Beyond Apocalypse: Rethinking Genres of Climate Change

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 8:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In the documentary This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein describes the limits of depicting climate change as the inevitable result of human nature driven by greed and competition. As Klein argues, this story of climate change diminishes social agency, promotes powerlessness, and displaces solutions beyond the repetition of the status quo. Several years later, capitalist realism and apocalypse remain primary modes through which climate futures are envisioned in news media, film, television, and literature.

Non-Thematic Issue

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 6:59am
Women's Link Journal, Jamia Millia Islamia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Call for Papers for January 2023

Call for Proposals - 43rd Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference

updated: 
Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 8:02am
Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC) will be holding its 43rd Annual Meeting at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, MN on March 9 through 12, 2023!

We are seeking proposals for paper and co-paper presentations, round-table discussions, organized panels, workshops, performances, and hybrid presentations that can be linked to the theme IMPOSSIBLE THEATRE broadly construed, from the perspective of historians, scholars, teachers, producers, directors, actors, playwrights, choreographers, movement specialists, scenographers, technicians, designers, dramaturgs, stage managers, and spectators. 

Proposals might engage:

Critical Conversations in Horror Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 6:28pm
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS IN HORROR STUDIES 

Series editor: Dawn Keetley

 

Lehigh University Press's book series Critical Conversations in Horror Studies, edited by Dawn Keetley, Professor of English and Film at Lehigh University, is seeking manuscripts in all areas of horror studies, broadly defined.

Victorian Reproductions

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 4:26am
University of Mainz, Department of English and Linguistics
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Victorian Reproductions

Workshop, 24th-25th March 2023 (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

 

Deadline for proposals: 4 October 2022 (Deadline extended)

 

Certainty and Ambiguity: Essays on the Moral Imagination of Mystery Fiction (seeking additional chapters)

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 3:24pm
John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett, & Matthew Bardowell / Missouri Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Deadline for proposal submissions:

October 15, 2022

full name / name of organization:

John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett, & Matthew Bardowell / Missouri Baptist University

contact email:

john.han@mobap.edu

 

An academic press in New York has favorably responded to our initial book manuscript proposal.  In addition to the current 12 chapters, the editors plan to add 2-3 chapters on mystery fiction written by the authors who reside in the non-Western world (Asia, Africa, and Latin America) except for Japan and the Philippines.  Possible topics include but are not limited to:

 

Postcolonialism in mystery fiction

CFP Accessing Avalon Today: Best Practices for Connecting Contemporary Readers to Arthurian Texts Online (Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 10:09pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

UPDATE: AS OF 9/14/2022 THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO A ROUNDTABLE

 

Call for Papers for Virtual Session of the 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies to be in a hybrid format Thursday, 11 May, through Saturday, 13 May 2023

Accessing Avalon Today: Best Practices for Connecting Contemporary Readers to Arthurian Texts Online

Sponsored by the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

Contact: Michael A Torregrossa (KingArthurForever2000@gmail.com)

Modality: Virtual

The World of Printed Prayers

updated: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 12:05pm
University of Galway
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 17, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

The World of Printed Prayers

 

2-day Virtual Conference

The University of Galway

26-27 January 2023

Thursday and Friday, 12:45-5:30 (Irish Standard Time)

 

The Everyday Beyond Description (Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 5:03pm
54th Annual NeMLA Convention March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, NY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Submit 200-300 word abstracts (with short bio) via the NeMLA Portal by Sept. 30, 2022: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP 

Contact Hannah LeClair (hleclair@sas.upenn.edu) and Molly Young (mryoung@sas.upenn.edu) with any questions.

The Everyday Beyond Description (Panel):

Nineteenth-century British realism is often understood as the generic manifestation of the everyday, with a discrete kind of content—scenes of domestic and rural life, for instance—and, in the novel, a discrete form, namely the “mimetic” description of these social worlds.

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