all recent posts

"Narratives of Displacement" International Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 4:37am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

From Homer to Hate Speech: A Humanities View on Language in Conflict

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2023 - 1:43pm
Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Postgraduate Conference

Trinity College Dublin

School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies

5 – 6 October 2023

 

 

From Homer to Hate Speech: A Humanities View on Language in Conflict

*Upcoming Deadline* Queer Politics in Media and Legal Cultures

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2023 - 4:31am
Laura Borchert and Melanie Kreitler
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Special Issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies

“Queer Politics in Media and Legal Cultures”

 

In 2022, the Floridian Parental Rights in Education bill, commonly known as “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” heralded a new era of legal censorship specifically targeting LGBTQ persons. Later that year, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis punished the Walt Disney Company for publicly speaking out against the state’s increasingly hostile anti-queer stance. By dissolving Disney’s special status as an independent governing district, DeSantis retaliated for the company’s public criticism.

Revisiting Realism: History, Memory, the World Second International Conference on Realism(s) in Post-WWII Literature

updated: 
Sunday, May 7, 2023 - 10:19pm
Nanjing University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

    Writers and critics have in recent years hailed for a “return” of realism to the literary arena with revised notions of what constitutes realist representation to take account of the experiences that are unique to our new era, e.g. “speculative realism”, “metonymic realism”, “ecocritical realism”, and “quantum realism”, to name just a few. Indeed, realism has neverbeen away from the academic limelight despite its accused naivety in aspiring to represent reality objectively, unabashed interpellation of readers into dominant ideologies or as a symptom of the waning of affect in late capitalism.

Oxford Handbook of George Santayana (update)

updated: 
Friday, May 5, 2023 - 1:35pm
Ricardo Miguel Alfonso
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

The editor of the Oxford Handbook of George Santayana is looking for two essays in order to complete the edition of the Oxford Handbook of George Santayana:

 

- The first must focus on Santayana and the idea of “post-truth.” The aim of the chapter is to explore how Santayana’s ideas of communication and truth may help us understand this recent phenomenon, especially in the field of politics.

 

- The second must focus on Santayana and Romanticism (German, but not exclusively) and explore the philosopher's attitude to the philosophical principles and ideals of Romantic culture (his relation to Romantic poetry is the object of a different chapter.

 

Petro-Logic/Machine Intimacy

updated: 
Friday, May 5, 2023 - 7:21am
De Montfort University and Gallery
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 19, 2023

 

Updated CFP

Symposium: Petro-Logic/Machine Intimacy

Brontë Studies: Material Culture

updated: 
Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 11:07am
Brontë Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

Inspired by the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s 2022 exhibition Defying Expectations: Inside Charlotte Brontë’s Wardrobe, Brontë Studies invites new and original articles for a Special Issue devoted to the Brontës and material culture. The exhibition, co-created with historical consultant Dr Eleanor Houghton, featured more than twenty pieces of Charlotte’s clothing and accessories and offered intimate insight into both her domestic and literary lives.

Addressing Colonial Insecurities Through Radical Forms

updated: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 7:01pm
SAMLA - South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2023

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 95th Annual Conference "(In)Security: The Future of Literature and Language Studies" will take place from November 9-11, 2023 in Atlanta, GA. For conference information, check out SAMLA's website (https://samla.memberclicks.net/)

Addressing Colonial Insecurities Through Radical Forms:

Proposed Special Sessions Panel

CFP: Queer Environs - A Special Issue of Diacritics

updated: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 9:30am
Diacritics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 8, 2023

Queer Environs

Special Issue of Diacritics

Edited by Austin Lillywhite and Nicole Seymour

Call for Proposals

Both noun and verb, “environ” points to what’s “out there,” one’s milieu or surrounding world, the assemblage of human and more-than-human beings in which one finds oneself situated, as well as the activity of encircling an area to enclose, circumnavigate, or occupy it. So too, “queer,” as noun and verb, derives its original meaning from space, referring to something that is oblique, slanted, or off-center. 

*Extended Deadline* Activist/Aesthetics: one day hybrid conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 4:34am
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 5, 2023

~ DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 5TH ~

 

The activist/aesthetics reading group invites paper proposals for a one-day hybrid conference to take place on June 2, 2023 in Cambridge, England. 

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2023 - 4:39pm
The Defoe Society/Digital Defoe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries welcomes articles exploring any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries (broadly conceived). In addition to traditional scholarly papers (roughly 4000-7000 words), we welcome essays on fresh pedagogical approaches to the works of Defoe and other writers of his era.

We also encourage the submission of innovative digital and multimedia projects, as well as experimental non-peer reviewed essays.

Scholarly essays may be eligible for essay prizes awarded by the Defoe Society.

https://www.defoesociety.org/awards/

 

[Deadline Extended] Games and Language Conference - Debrecen, Hungary

updated: 
Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 12:25pm
The Institute of English and American Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Debrecen, Hungary
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The Institute of English and American Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Debrecen, Hungary invites you to participate in the conference titled

“Games and Language”

Debrecen, Hungary 20-21 Oct, 2023

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference: Adaptations Area

updated: 
Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 4:32pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

 

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference: Adaptations Area

 

Friday-Sunday, 6-8, October 2023

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Address: DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 362-8000

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Solarpunk Conference 2023: Imagine, Act, Thrive: Call for Conference Presentations

updated: 
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 8:22pm
The Solarpunk Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 8, 2023

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.

Fashion and (In)Security

updated: 
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 12:02pm
SAMLA 95 Conference - Atlanta, GA November 9-13, 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

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

Writing in the Age of AI

updated: 
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 12:02pm
The University Writing Program at the University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

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?  

Dramatherapy: International Perspectives, Paradigms and Pedagogies

updated: 
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 12:02pm
Mike Clarke and Anshuma Kshetrapal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2023

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.

Native American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 12:01pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Going Public: What the Literature Classroom Owes

International Diversity Conference on “Identity and Diversity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”

updated: 
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 12:01pm
Comparing Diversities Conference Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

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

PAMLA 2023 Session: Adaptation Studies

updated: 
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 12:01pm
Lianying Shan Gustavus Adolphus College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 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.

Decolonizing the Ecological Crisis

updated: 
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 12:01pm
Postcolonial Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

PSA International Newsletter #30 Decolonizing the Ecological Crisis

Travel Writing

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 3:56pm
Alan Blackstock/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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.

7th International Conference: “Literature of the Classics or the Classics in Literature: Classical Presences in Portuguese-Speaking Literatures”

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 6:56am
Centre for Classical Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2023

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

 

The Short Story: Sustaining Public Discourse through Narrative Truths

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:55am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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.

Entertainment or Polemic: Writing Fiction and Creative Nonfiction in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:55am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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. 

Pages