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Stop Talking Out Da Side of Ya Neck: LGBTQ Experiences at the HBCU

updated: 
Thursday, August 10, 2023 - 1:08pm
Naykishia D. Darby M.A./CEO, Consult Write Now, LLC.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Historically, the campus of the Historically Black College and/or University has been inclusive and accepting for students, faculty, and staff members who hailed from various socio-economic statuses, geographical location, and even, political affiliations. However, for the individual who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and/or Queer, there is often no recoprocity in their experience on their respective HBCU campus. 

Genres of the Vernacular: Drawing, Comics and Zines in Indigenous Contemporary Art

updated: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 7:13pm
Madeleine Reddon, Jonah Gray, @College Art Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

 This panel is interested in the mediation of popular visual idioms in North American Indigenous contemporary art. Imagined as a "shared language," pop culture offers Indigenous artists a set of mediums, forms, and figures for representing shared experiences of survivance across disparate and distinct transnational and tribal contexts. Prior to its “discovery” and appropriation by metropolitan modernists in the 1920s and 1930s, Indigenous material culture circulated commercially in the early 1900s. Creators of this material culture navigated market appetites by introducing innovative designs often through new mediums.

An Excess of Expression: Multimodal Pedagogy in the Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 2:04pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

When students are given the opportunity to use more than one mode in learning, they are taking a multimodal approach to thinking critically. Multimodality, first addressed by Kress and van Leeuwen (1996), is meaning that is made through multiple representations and communications systems. This session allows the presenters to answer the question: “What happens when students use more than one mode to demonstrate understanding of concepts, texts, and/or literature? While multimodal is a more recently coined term, organizations like The National Council of Teachers of English have traditionally proposed such learning as demonstrated in Kist’s 2011 English Journal article “From Queen Mab to Big Boy: A Century of “New” Literacies.”

Deadline Approaching: The Body, Fashion, and Popular Culture - Northeast PCA Online Fall Conference 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 12:12pm
Northeast Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2023

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) The Body, Fashion, and Popular Culture Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conferenceto be held online October 12 – October 14, 2023, via the Zoom platform.

 In alignment with this subject matter area at the national level:

Yale Africa-China Symposium: Cultural Dimensions

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 5:16pm
Yale University - Council on African Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Yale Africa-China Symposium: Cultural Dimensions           Date: 14-15 March 2024 

Venue: School of Arts and Communication, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo Mozambique 

 

Romantic Religions: Re-evaluating Secularism in the Romantic Era

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 4:12pm
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA session "Romantic Religions: Re-evaluating Secularism in the Romantic Era" (55th Annual NeMLA Convention March 7th in Boston, MA). The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2023. You can submit an abstract for this session here: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20719

Session Abstract: How does our understanding of religion in the Romantic era shape our interpretation and evaluation of Romantic thought and literature? How might we reconsider Romantic literature within the contexts of religious surplus in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries?

Naturalizing the Normative in the Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 4:00pm
Sam Hushagen/ American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Call for Papers: Panel, "Naturalizing the Normative in the Eighteenth Century," ASECS 54th Annual Meeting (Toronto, April 4-6)

Deadline: September 15th, 2023

 

CFP They Live: Female Monsters and Their Impact on the Frankenstein Tradition (9/30/2023; NeMLA Boston 3/7-10/2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:05pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

They Live: Female Monsters and Their Impact on the Frankenstein Tradition

 

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association

Organized by Michael A. Torregrossa

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 30 September 2023

55th Annual Convention of Northeast Modern Language Association

Sheraton Boston Hotel (Boston, MA)

On-site event: 7-10 March 2024

 

See the shared Google Doc for the full call with a list of bibliographic resources on the topic: https://tinyurl.com/They-Live-NeMLA-2024.  

 

CFP Villainous Science: Cloning, Experimentation, and Hybridization in Transmedia Cultures and Storytelling (8/14/2023, NEPCA online 10/12-14/2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:05pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area, Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2023

Villainous Science: Cloning, Experimentation, and Hybridization in Transmedia Cultures and Storytelling

Conference Information

The 2023 Northeast Popular Culture Association (a.k,a. NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as a virtual conference from Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14. Thursday’s session will be held in the late afternoon-evening (EST), Friday’s session will be held mid-afternoon into the evening (EST), and Saturday’s session will be from morning until midday (EST).

 

CFP: Nineteenth Century Studies Special Issue, Blackness, Race, and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:04pm
Nineteenth Century Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

Special Issue of Nineteenth Century Studies:

Blackness, Race, and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Studies

 

deadline for submission: August 15, 2024

 

full name(s)/name of organization:

Wendy Castenell and A. Maggie Hazard co-editors/Nineteenth-Century Studies

 

contact email(s): wcastenell@wlu.edu; ahazar1@saic.edu; TBD

 

Manuscript Transcribe-a-thon | ICMS 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:04pm
Societas Ovidiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Call For Expressions of Interest

Transcribe-a-thon: Towards a Collaborative Transcription of a Medieval Ovidian Commentary

(A virtual workshop at Kalamazoo ICMS 2024)

 

The Societas Ovidiana invites participants to a Medieval Ovidian Transcribe-a-thon.

In this workshop, we will collaboratively develop a transcription of a previously-unstudied medieval manuscript of Ovid. We invite those with an interest in any area of textual scholarship to collaborate.

Studying the Medieval Manuscripts of Ovid: Rewards and Challenges | ICMS 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:04pm
Societas Ovidiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for a virtual roundtable to be held at the International Congress of Medieval Studies (ICMS) at Kalamazoo, May 9-11 2024.

This roundtable invites short presentations based on concrete studies of particular manuscripts (or sets of manuscripts) containing works by, or in any way involving, Ovid.

Go Slow Now, or A Dream Deferred: William Faulkner and Civil Rights

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:03pm
The Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Go Slow Now, or A Dream Deferred: William Faulkner and Civil Rights

 

Call for Panel Papers at the 2024 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference “Faulknerian Anniversaries” 

July 21-25, 2024

 University of Mississippi

 Organised by the Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network

 

The Shelley Conference 2024: 'Posthumous Poems', Posthumous Collaborations

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:02pm
The Shelley Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 29, 2024

The Shelley Conference 2024

Posthumous Poems, Posthumous Collaborations

Keats House Museum, London, 28-29 June 2024

 

Two years after the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley in the summer of 1822, Mary Shelley, after a painstaking editorial process, published Posthumous Poems (1824). The volume contained much of Shelley’s major poetry, including the hitherto unpublished ‘Julian and Maddalo’, together with translations of Goethe and Calderón, and unfinished compositions such as ‘The Triumph of Life’ and ‘Charles the First’. 

 

Saving the Day at Kalamazoo: Finding Comics for Medievalist Research and Teaching (A Workshop) (virtual) (9/15/2023; ICMS 5/9-11/2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:02pm
Michael Torregrossa / Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Saving the Day at Kalamazoo: Finding Comics for Medievalist Research and Teaching (A Workshop) (virtual)

 

Call for Presenters - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023

59th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Hybrid event: Thursday, 9 May, through Saturday, 11 May, 2024

 

Saving the Day at Kalamazoo: Finding Comics for Medievalist Research and Teaching (A Workshop) (virtual)

 

Sponsoring Organization: Medieval Comics Project

Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa, Richard Scott Nokes, and Carl Sell

 

Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual) (8/15/2023; ICSM 10/26-28/2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:02pm
Michael Torregrossa / Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 August 2023

The Medieval in Cyberspace: 2023 International Conference for the Study of Medievalism

The UNICORN Castle (https://unicorn-castle.org/)

Online event: Thursday, 26 October, through Saturday, 28 October, 2023

 

Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)

 

Sponsoring Organization: Medieval Comics Project

Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa, Richard Scott Nokes, and Carl Sell

IMC Leeds 2024: Crisis, Gender, and Society

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
International Medieval Congress, Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 4, 2023

This panel will discuss how the conception and operation of “crisis” intersect with issues of gender and the cultural codes of society. Assuming a broad temporal scope for the Middle Ages (c.500 CE–c.1500 CE), the panel is interested in examining how societal constructions of gender triggered and were, in turn, shaped and reshaped by disruptions and upheavals in religious life, literary culture, economic structure, and political organization. With its capacity to span the distance between private and public realms, can gender mediate the conceptualization of internal and subjective crises as well as large-scale social tensions and changes?

NeMLA 2024 CfP - Beyond the Void: Exploring Grief, Loss, and Trauma in Literary Landscapes

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the realm of literature, grief and loss have always occupied a profound space, weaving their intricate threads through the narratives of countless tales. From the ancient Greek tragedies to contemporary works, the exploration of human suffering and its aftermath has captivated the imaginations of readers and critics alike. However, delving deeper into the recesses of these literary landscapes, we encounter a concept that extends beyond the boundaries of ordinary grief—a surplus of grief that emerges, often unyielding and overwhelming, in the face of profound loss and trauma.

ICMS 2024: Gender and Nature in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
Kara Rush & Lexi Toufas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

This panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between gender and nature in medieval and early modern literature. Papers might explore, for example, how forests, ruins, or waterways are used to mediate queer expression, how bestiaries transgressed or engaged in gender formation, and the role of maternity and the transformation of the natural world. Also welcome are global approaches that discuss gender transformation in ecological contact zones. What role does nature play in the formation of individual gender identity and/or communal gender hierarchies? How has the relationship between gender and nature changed or maintained across medieval and early modern time?

Mixed Race Shakespeares: Special Issue of Shakespearean International Yearbook

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:00pm
Adele Lee, Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2023

Call for Papers: “Mixed Race Shakespeares,” a Special Issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook (Routledge)

Special Section Editor: Adele Lee (Emerson College, USA)

General Editor: Alexa Alice Joubin (George Washington University, USA)

 

Shakespearean Surpluses: Production, Performance, and Pedagogy in Regional America

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This roundtable examines the re-location of Shakespeare in America from the angle of regional production, performance, pedagogy, culture, and impact with a focus on race, class, gender, history, and culture.

Extended Call: Theology, Philosophy, and Religion in Daredevil

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Fortress Press & Lexington Books, Theology, Religion and Pop Culture Series
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Title: Faith, Morality, and the Man without Fear: Theology and Religion in Daredevil

Editors: Taylor Thomas and Regan Hardeman

Abstract, CV, and Proposal due: September 30, 2023

Initial Final Paper due: February 28, 2024

Cyberpunk Science Fiction as a Cultural Formation of (Cyber)Space and Time - NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Samuel Santiago / Syracuse University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

At its core, cyberpunk contrasts fantastic technological developments with dystopian society, emphasizing the persistence of extreme social, economic, and political inequalities despite evident surpluses in capital and resources that should enable higher standards of living within these imagined futures. Caroline Alphin's Neoliberalism and Cyberpunk Science Fiction contends that cyberpunk simultaneously impugns and maintains neoliberal cultural mentalities, anxiously illustrating dystopian futures while also indulging in individualistic fantasies of empowerment.

Shirley Jackson Studies Vol. 2, Issue 1: Queer(ing) Jackson

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Shirley Jackson Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Shirley Jackson Studies, Vol. 2, Issue #1: Queer(ing) Jackson

In his now canonical work Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film, Harry M. Benshoff describes queerness as that which “opposes the binary definitions and proscriptions of a patriarchal heterosexism." For Benshoff, “Queer can be a narrative moment, or a performance or stance which negates the oppressive binarisms of the dominant hegemony.” Queer, then, has the capacity to embody a multitude of challenging or oppositional stances, playing with or subverting gender binaries, heteropatriarchal orders, political hegemonies, and ingrained systems of meaning. Queer can be playful, daring, and defiant.

Race, Ethnicities, and the Medieval Ovid | ICMS 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:56pm
Societas Ovidiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for a virtual panel to be held at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) on May 9-11, 2024.

 

This panel invites a variety of approaches to the study of race and ethnicities in the textual and/or visual traditions of the medieval Ovid. Proposals might consider, but are not limited to:

Premodern Digital Ecologies | 59th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 9-11, 2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:56pm
Aylin Malcolm & Andrew Richmond (Co-Organizers), along with Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The intersection of the digital and environmental humanities speaks to our current moment: we live amid ecological changes that we seek to understand, mitigate, and publicize through new technologies. Medieval studies has long been at the forefront of the digital humanities, while ecocriticism and environmental history have advanced our understanding of how medieval people conceived of the nonhuman world. Recently, these threads have come together in adapting modern digital tools to study premodern experiences of local and evolving environments. Our panel centers this exciting area of study in anticipation of a forthcoming issue of Digital Philology on the same topic.

A Light in the Fog: Creative Writing about Adoption

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:56pm
Jerry Wemple
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

 

Poets and Writers: consider submitting for a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, March 7-10, 2024, in Boston. Panelists will read original work focused on some aspect of adoption and participate in a discussion. To submit an abstract, go to https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20738 or the NeMLA website and look for panel 20738. Submission deadline is September 30. 

 

Deadline Extended! Writing, Thinking, and Learning with AI: Exploring Relationships of Rhetoric and Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2023 - 1:14pm
SUNY Council on Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2023

“Writing, Thinking, and Learning with AI: Exploring Relationships of Rhetoric and Artificial Intelligence” 
Join us October 13–14, 2023, for a virtual conference hosted by the SUNY Council on Writing and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University.

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