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Call for Presentations – The Solarpunk Conference 2023: Imagine, Act, Thrive
Solarpunk is a new genre of speculative science fiction art, literature, and media, as well as a growing social movement. Solarpunk portrays a vision of an accessible, equitable world either without systemic barriers, or with those barriers in the process of disassembly, while championing intersectional social and climate justice. Drawing on ideas from permaculture, post- and trans-humanism, social ecology, and anarcho-socialism, while reacting against late stage capitalism, Solarpunk declares that our world is worth saving, and that saving it is possible.
Special Session Submission for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 95 Conference
(In)Security: The Future of Literature and Language Studies
Thursday, November 9 to Saturday, November 11, 2023
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, Atlanta, GA
Fashion & (In)Security
Call for Papers
Conversations about artificial intelligence and writing—largely involving ChatGPT—range from excitement to existential dread. Writing about AI has been eclipsed by worrying about writing with AI. Is AI a tool or a threat? A friend or foe? Can AI transcend either/or? What should universities do now that AI has arrived? What about instructors and students? How will AI change classrooms? What policies must be created? What changes will be arriving in education, news, politics, or industry? What will we find at the intersection of AI and writing?
Across the world there are thriving networks of practitioners whose work draws on dramatherapy (or drama therapy) - the intentional use of drama and theatrical practices as a tool for therapeutic change. Conferences, publications, social media campaigns, and more seek to bring together this diverse community, who are united by their belief in the transformational potential of the techniques they use.
Going Public: What the Literature Classroom Owes
The Influence of American Literature Before 1870
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Office of Global Education, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University are proud to collaborate on the 2023 Comparing Diversities Conference. This year’s conference will be held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba Campus, Brazil, a Kent State University partner.
International Diversity Conference on
“Identity and Diversity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”
Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba Campus, Brazil
November 20 - 21, 2023
We invite proposals for individual papers for the Adaptation Studies session at PAMLA's 2023 conference to be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon between October 26-29, 2023.
CALL FOR PAPERS
PSA International Newsletter #30 Decolonizing the Ecological Crisis
Seeking proposals for presentations on travel writing in English from any period or country. The 2023 RMMLA convention will be held in Denver, CO from Oct. 12-14. Please submit a 200-word abstract by April 26.
Technology, Literature, and the Body
(This is a CFP for a Special Session at the 2023 PAMLA conference in Portland, OR: https://www.pamla.org/conference/2023-conference-theme/)
Please Submit Absracts via the following link: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18853
Global Crises Cultures: Representing Refugees in the 21st Century
eds. Dr Katie Brown (Exteter) and Dr Peter Sloane (Buckingham)
Call for papers
7th International Conference: “Literature of the Classics or the Classics in Literature: Classical Presences in Portuguese-Speaking Literatures”
December 4-6, 2023 | School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
In her introduction to the 2021 edition of the Best American Short Stories, two-time National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward contends that short stories sustain us in a post-pandemic society sundered by misinformation, deep fakes, and a deficit of empathy. Citing the influence of her grandmother Dorothy’s own storytelling, Ward advocates for fiction with “language that evokes and renders sharply and beautifully even as it confounds.” In other words, Ward celebrates the short story as a narrative form that simultaneously generates and depicts the lived, embodied experiences of characters and their communities, even as it stirs audiences to interrogate their presumptions, attachments, and philosophies.
The world of creative writing is torn by competing imperatives. On one hand, there’s the insistence that fiction, creative nonfiction, and storytelling are inseparable from the work of civic engagement and public discourse, as urged by a pantheon of writers including Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, James Baldwin, Robert Penn Warren, and others. On the other hand, creative writers are often urged against tethering their fiction and creative nonfiction to overt political agendas: it is on these didactic grounds that John Banville once insisted that the political sensibility that made George Orwell a deft satirist muddled his skill as a fiction writer.
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, 6-8 October 2023
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Address: DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 362-8000
Conference participants will be responsible for securing their own lodging.
Please find the official call for papers on the journal website: https://www.utpjournals.press/journals/tric/call-for-papers
We invite researchers to submit article proposals for a special issue on marginalization and inclusion in the francophone theatre spaces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The special issue will appear in Theatre Research in Canada (University of Toronto Press), with a tentative issue number of 46.1.
Mathew Arthur, Simon Fraser University;
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SPECIAL ANTHOLOGY OF ONE MINUTE HORROR PLAYS TITLED 'SHHH! BREATHE SLOW!'
FRESH WORDS-AN INTERNATIONAL LITERARY MAGAZINE isopen for submissions for Special One Minute Horror Plays Anthology titled 'SHHH! BREATHE SLOW!' . Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org as per the following guidelines:
1. The play should be a 1 minute horror play/monologue.
2. We shall not accept works promoting or glorifying- violence, sexual abuse, racism , hatred or any political ideology.
120th PAMLA CONFERENCE (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association)
OCTOBER 26-29, 2023, PORTLAND, OR
“Drama and Society Panel”
Call for contributions for an edited volume:
The Politics of Performance: National Instruments in Global Perspective
Christopher L. Ballengee (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin)
Jack Forbes (Milwaukee Area Technical College)
Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature
Theme: After Disaster
Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC
October 26-28, 2023
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan Felch, Professor Emerita, Calvin University
Translating Transnational Feminisms
Special Issue: The Journal of Feminist Scholarship
Co-edited by Erin K. Krafft and Caroline De Souza
Abstracts Due: May 15, 2023
Full Papers Due: July 15, 2023
From antiquity, the concept of ἐνέργεια (energeia) as potentiality has guided and continues to drive our idea of form and change. Transformation allows us to understand the movement of form and thought, and likewise insists on new perspectives and epistemologies. We consider transformation as a concept that can encapsulate distinction, change, divergent ways of thinking and being. The question of transformation, then, requires us to reexamine the utility and function of form.
please consider submitting an abstract to the panel: "Considerate la vostra semenza": Dante's influences on second-generation Italian authors" for the PAMLA 2023 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon - October 26-29, 2023.
Due date for paper proposals: May 31, 2023
The rapidly shifting landscape of capitalism in our current moment requires that we resituate our analyses of texts and sites of cultural production with the intent to question categories of class and overarching capitalist structures. Echoing theorists such as Jonathan Beller whose work attends to novel developments in capitalist economic formation, this seminar seeks to examine the place of texts within a constantly changing capitalist landscape. With this in mind, this seminar responds to the ways in which accumulation, commodification, distribution, and markets become specialized economies, such as the information economy, attention economy, and surveillance capitalism, to name a few.
XXXI AIA Conference
Rende, Cosenza, 13-16 September 2023
Associazione Italiana di Anglistica
Call for proposals for panel
Convenors: R. Ciocca (Università di Napoli L’Orientale) and Marta Cariello (Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli)
Call for book chapters in an edited volume: Human Rights and IndianLiterary Communities
This collection undertakes various explorations about the role of literary (and related cultural) communities in the acknowledgement and understanding of human rights bearing subjects. Can literary texts highlight and empathise with those on the social margins as legal subjects possessing rights? Do texts also recognise and challenge the contours of human rights? Can literary communities help imagine and reimagine the outlines of those deemed human and therefore capable of being human rights bearing citizens?
Vernon Press invites book chapters for an edited volume on the subject of "Casas Tomadas: Monsters and Metaphors on the Periphery of Latin American Literature."
Editor: Carlos A. González (Harvard University)