Conference 7-8 December 2023: in-person (Gdansk, Poland) and online (via Zoom) Scientific Committee:
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
CALL FOR PAPERS:
In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biogra
Conference 7-8 December 2023: in-person (Gdansk, Poland) and online (via Zoom) Scientific Committee:
PCA CONFERENCE 27-30 March 2024, CHICAGO, IL
The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture.
We are pleased to announce an upcoming seminar titled “Exploring the Intersections of Animal Studies: Understanding Animals in Society”. This event aims to encourage meaningful discussions, exchange of ideas, and collaborations in the field of Animal Studies. It will bring together academics, researchers, practitioners, and activists to delve into the various aspects of human-animal relationships and their effects on society.
We welcome original research that explores different aspects of animal studies. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
● Animal Ethics and Welfare
● Human-Animal Interactions
● Animal Cognition and Emotions
● Animals in Literature, Art, and Media
● Animal Agency
Paper proposals are welcome on any aspect of Hardy’s life, work, and legacy for the Twenty-Sixth International Hardy Conference and Festival in Dorchester, UK, from July 27th—August 3rd 2024.
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2024 ASDP National Conference, which will be held in person in Boston, Massachusetts. Proposals addressing some aspect of this year’s theme are encouraged, but we welcome any that advance research, teaching, and scholarship in Asian studies. Early submissions greatly facilitate assembling meaningful panels and sessions. The deadline for paper submissions is November 15, 2023.
Call for Papers
Goblin Modes: Pleasure, Care, and Disobedience
21st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dates: Friday, March 22nd – Saturday, March 23rd, 2024
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for Indiana University’s 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, hosted by the Department of English. This conference will be held virtually on Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
(en español abajo)
Deadline for Abstracts / October 23, 2023
CAMPS, CARCERAL IMAGINARIES, & CRITICAL INTERVENTIONS
The 2nd Graz/Puerto Rico International Conference on Human Rights
from an Inter-American Perspective
May 30 to June 2, 2024 - University of Graz, Austria
Oceans, Seas and Shorelines: a natural and cultural environmental history
A volume of multi-disciplinary essays
(Under contract with Routledge)
Deadline for submissions of abstracts:
15th November 2023
full name / name of organization:
Mark Nicholls, St. John’s College, Cambridge
Vivienne Westbrook, University of Western Australia
Is the 20 c. inheritance of literary criticism in its various modes of strong, ‘suspicious’, deep reading woefully inadequate for reckoning with the current and impending environmental crises, as many have claimed?
Critics declare that these crises demand entirely new concepts and ways of doing things, for example borrowing from the sciences and social sciences. But the practice of criticism, as opposed to its programmatic statements, remains remarkably consistent. This observation leads us to ask what kinds of environmental thinking established practices of criticism already perform. In other words, which concepts and methods that are not explicitly environmental are good for thinking environmentally?
Reproductive Justice across Disciplines and Demographics
Issues of procreation are the most troubling, disconcerting, confounding, divisive--and (therefore) interesting ones confronting feminism.
Barbara Katz Rothman, 1997
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE THIRD ANNE LISTER SOCIETY MEETING in Spring 2024!
Following on our inaugural meeting in April 2022 and our second in 2023, we are thrilled to announce that the Anne Lister Society will reconvene for its third conference, 5-6 April 2024, in Halifax, U.K., during the events of Anne Lister Birthday Week.
NeMLA 2024 Roundtable: Mindfulness in the Academy: Multitasking and Attention
This roundtable session will discuss mindfulness practices that instructors of writing and literature can incorporate into classrooms, and it will focus especially on mindfulness' ability to assist instructors and students alike in juggling their many tasks, roles, responsibilities, and deadlines.
AMERICAN NIGHTMARES: THE INAUGURAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE AMERICAN GOTHIC
March 21st – 23rd, 2024
Conference director: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan University
With the kind support of the American Literature Association
Proposals for individual papers, 3- or 4-person paper sessions, and 5-person roundtable sessions are solicited for AMERICAN NIGHTMARES: the inaugural symposium of the Society for the Study of the American Gothic.
The Power of One: Theories, Strategies and Case Studies in Internationalizing the Student Experience
About the Anthology
We're accepting paper proposals for the following seminar at the ACLA annual meeting, which will be held in Montreal, March 14–17, 2024. Papers should be submitted online through the ACLA portal. Feel free to email with any questions.
Organizers: Hilary Bergen (The New School), Sandra Huber (Concordia University)
Ambiguous and paradoxical, the concept of hospitality has been extensively explored in its social, political, and ethical dimensions. In his cycle of seminars on hospitality (1995-97), Jacques Derrida reconstructs hospitality’s conceptual history, highlights its complexities and contradictions, and underlines the imbrication between hospitality and hostility. Building on Derrida’s reflections, works such as Rosello’s Postcolonial Hospitality: The Immigrant as Guest (2001), McNulty’s The Hostess: Hospitality, Femininity, and the Expropriation of Identity (2006), and Baker’s Hospitality and World Politics (2013) have considered the global, transnational, and gender aspects of hospitality.
It has been nearly twenty five years since the publication of David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder’s Narrative Prosthesis. This seminar considers the status of its eponymous central concept.
Michael Bérubé has stressed the significance of “narrative prosthesis,” describing it, in The Secret Life of Stories, as “the single most influential account of narrative in disability studies” (41). This concept has become so important that, according to Bérubé, “any subsequent account of disability and narrative cannot fail to address” it (41).
KIIT School of Language & Literature (KSLL) invites papers for the international conference on the topic of “Cross-Religious Exchanges in Eastern Indian Cultural and Literary Traditions” to be held on February 15-17, 2024 in the hybrid mode at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology-Deemed to be University. The conference aims to explore the interactions among religion, philosophy, and literary and cultural texts from the Eastern and North Eastern part of the Indian subcontinent.
The primary aim of this edited volume is to explore the word ‘Literature’ in the age of AI. Etymologically, the Latin word litteratura is derived from littera (Latin) meaning the ‘smallest element of alphabetical writing’ (Klarer 1). The word ‘literature,’ then means, any writing e.g., a medical prescription, usage instruction written on the bottle of shampoo or maybe a cautionary warning on the packet of cigarettes. To specify the particular type of literature we use the term ‘Creative Literature’ (called the Literature of Power by Rees).
As early as middle school, students learn to accept if not revere certain plays among Shakespeare’s works as canonical. Some are so ubiquitously recognizable that people know the plot through pop culture or other means without ever having read the work itself. However, there are a number of plays that are rarely recognized at all, let alone produced, read, or studied. Many history plays, for example, bridge a gap between iconic, climactic battles at Agincourt or Bosworth Field. Coriolanus is recognizably Roman, but Julius Caesar is the perennial favorite. Romeo and Juliet is a popular cultural touchstone, but who knows even the outlines of Cymbeline or Pericles?
46th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
Conference Dates: April 4 - 6, 2024
Location: Orlando, Florida
Deadline for Abstract Submission: October 1, 2023
Disability Studies in Dramatic Texts and Performance
Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability studies in dramatic texts and performance. We invite research on representation, imagery, symbolism, societal regulation, social impact, or the construction of disability as it pertains to casting and depictions of those with disabilities in playtexts and dramatic performance.
Multiple award-winning author Ann Leckie is extremely well-regarded in speculative fiction, but relatively understudied in academia. With a new book out in June 2023 that expands the world of the Imperial Radch trilogy, it is an exciting time to be an Ann Leckie scholar. This session invites essays that address her work broadly.
In the past decade, the novella has re-emerged as one of the dominant forms of contemporary speculative fiction, with both stand-alone debuts and long-running series taking part in the form. This session invites papers that examine the novella form in speculative fiction in a number of ways.
Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC) will be holding its 44th Annual Meeting at the Pyle Center on the campus of UW-Madison in Madison, WI on March 7-10, 2024!
See below — or visit the MATC website at http://matc.us — to find individual calls for papers for the all-conference papers, pedagogy symposium, playwriting symposium, practice/production symposium, theatre history symposium, articles-in-progress and pitch-your-book workshops, and emerging scholars panels.
Deadline approaching--Teacher Development Symposium
Assisting the Professional Development of Teachers
The 2024 Teacher Development Symposium will be held online on Saturday 20th January from 1:00 to 6:00 pm JST.
The symposium is a chance for teachers, trainee teachers and researchers involved in language education to share their research, ideas, activities and opinions related to the profession. The symposium is also an excellent opportunity to meet fellow teachers, researchers and trainee teachers from the central Japan region and beyond.
“Things change,” no doubt, and for many decades now changes in literature and the visual arts have often been conceptualized in two interconnected ways. First, artifactual change is taken as a sign of or proxy for deeper, systemic modifications (from old-fashioned “periods” to master changes like “rationalism,” “capitalism,” and “modernity”). To “historicize,” as Frederic Jameson enjoined us to do, means to imagine artifacts as registering the complex conditions that made them possible in the first place. Second, this brand of change is thought through the trope of rupture, since the various systems that relay one another — call them paradigms, epistemes, horizons or regimes — are held to be incommensurable, despite possible surface similarities.
The Collecting and Collectibles Area of the Popular Culture Association invites papers on
“The Future Imaginary in Collecting” for the 2024 National PCA/ACA Conference to be held on March 27-30 in Chicago USA
We would especially like to encourage submissions that contribute new directions and calls to the existing scholarship on “Collecting” and particularly address how collections/collectibles imagine the future.
Possible topics for presentations include but are not limited to:
We invite proposals for a panel at the upcoming AAAS annual conference, to be held in Seattle, WA, April 25-27, 2024.
In Literature and Evil, Bataille argues for a close connection between literature and "Evil" as a sovereign and productive value, which is defined against an oppressive use of reason that "flattens" all knowledge into a reductive uniformity. Bataille finds in Blake's A Marriage of Heaven and Hell "agitations", "poetic violence" and "lacerations" that occur in Blake’s drive towards human totality and death. At the same time, Bataille observes that this violence and Evil also "raise us to glory" in Blake's attribution to Evil of "the wisdom of Hell that heralds ... truth” --albeit a truth irreducible to representation, priority of the logos, and assimilation by reason.
Call for Papers: British Literature: Restoration and 18th Century at CEA 2024
March 21-23 Atlanta, Georgia
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on British Literature: Restoration and 18th Century for our 53rd annual conference. Submit your proposal by 1 November 2023 at https://www.conftool.pro/cea2024/