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UPDATED Science and Fiction Panel "Health in/of the Humanities"

updated: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 4:57am
MMLA 2024 Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

In regards to this years Midwest Modern Language Association conference theme, Health in/of the Humanities, we invite papers that consider how health materializes in various facets of academia. We’re particularly interested in the discursive modes by which health is defined, represented, and mobilized in and between disciplines. This Science and Fiction panel welcomes papers that interrogate disciplines, exploring how representations change or impact the general notions of health and health outcomes. 


 

 Consider the following as generative questions: 

Post-Pandemic Imaginaries : Space, Culture and Memory after Lockdown

updated: 
Monday, April 22, 2024 - 6:56pm
Centre for Culture and Everyday Life at the School of the Arts, University of Liverpool, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2024

Post-Pandemic Imaginaries : Space, Culture and Memory after Lockdown (updated)

A two day conference on the 5th and 6th September 2024

Organised by the Centre for Culture and Everyday Life at the School of the Arts, University of Liverpool, UK

 

Keynote speakers:

Professor Stef Craps (Ghent University)

"Modern?"

updated: 
Monday, April 22, 2024 - 3:42pm
Saint Louis University Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

“Modern?” CFP

 

Saint Louis University—Madrid, June 7-8, 2024

 

The OED defines “modern” as “being in existence at this time; current, present,” but also as something that is “opposed to the remote past.” Given that the concepts of “past,” “present” and “future” are not fixed, but, to paraphrase Einstein, illusory, the meaning of “modern” itself is hard to pin down. 

Representations of Ageing in Literature

updated: 
Monday, April 22, 2024 - 12:03am
Atatürk University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Abstract proposals for 20-minute paper presentations are invited for a two-day conference hosted by Atatürk University in Erzurum, Türkiye. This international conference on ageing and its representations in literature will be held on 18-19 April 2024.

Call for papers for Open Issue

updated: 
Sunday, April 21, 2024 - 12:52am
New Literaria
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR OPEN ISSUE

VOLUME 5 ISSUE 2

NEW LITERARIA invites the submission of articles, shorter essays, interviews, and book reviews offering historical, interdisciplinary, theoretical, and cultural approaches to literature and related fields for its Volume 5 Issue 2. 

Submissions should be emailed to newliteraria@gmail.com by no later than 30th May 2024.  All submissions must include a cover letter that includes the author’s full mailing address, email address, telephone number, and professional or academic affiliation.

Mediation and Remediation

updated: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 5:16pm
The Department of Languages at the Higher Institute of Applied Studies in the Humanities of Mahdia, University of Monastir, Tunisia in partnership with “l’Association de la Creation Culturelle” and the Language Village of Mahdia , Tunisia organize
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

 

 

Mediation and Remediation

 

Venue: the Language Village of Mahdia, University of Monastir, Tunisia. November 14-15,  2024

Money on the Left: History, Theory, Practice

updated: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 2:38pm
Money on the Left
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2025

We are pleased to invite contributions to Money on the Left: History, Theory, Practice. Money on the Left publishes peer-reviewed articles about monetary arrangements, knowledges, and cultures with the aim of promoting ecosocial justice. This open-access journal understands money creation as a situated political problem that constitutes societies. It moves away from claims that money is a scarce instrument of barter, an inherent (if necessary) evil, or the infamous commodity-form and toward actualizing money’s unrealized potentials to shape collective life in emancipatory ways.

Gloria Naylor’s 1996: A Teaching Companion (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 12:32pm
Tarshia Griffin, Isaiah Frost Rivera
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Gloria Naylor’s fictionalized memoir 1996 (2005) remains the least studied but most controversial selection in her decades-long literary output. Published by Third World Press at the tailend of her illustrious career, 1996 stands in stark contrast to Naylor’s iconic tetralogy — which includes Women of Brewster Place (1982), Linden Hills (1985), Mama Day (1988), and Bailey’s Cafe (1992), as well as the sibling text Men of Brewster Place (1998) — by centering the author herself in its bold critiques of state power and the ways marginalized communities fight to uphold it.

Indian Migration During The British Empire: A Literary Scrutiny

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 10:16pm
Kochar and Khan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024

Note: Springer has shown interest in publishing this book.  We are short of just 3 Chapters - One in Category 3 and two chapters in Category 4

Concept Note:

Ninth International Gender and Sexuality Conference September 28–29, 2024

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 7:23pm
University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 26, 2024

The International Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference is presented by the Women’s Research Center and the BGLTQ+ Student Center at the University of Central Oklahoma with assistance from the UCO chapter of the National Organization for Women. In tandem, these organizations promote engagement with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality issues.

Reckoning with October 7: Israel, Hamas, and the Problem of Critical Theory

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 4:04pm
The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Reckoning with October 7:
Israel, Hamas, and the Problem of Critical Theory

A TPPI Conference
November 8–9, 2024
New York City

The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute welcomes paper proposals for a conference that reckons with the response, both within higher education at large and especially from the precincts of critical theory, to the atrocities perpetrated by Hamas on October 7, 2023. The conference will cap a year of webinars, podcasts, blog posts, and publications about the topic, and will form the basis of a special memorial issue of the journal Telos. Full papers intended for that special issue will also be considered at this time.

ILLUSION/DISILLUSION

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:46pm
Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 14, 2024

The MA/PhD Program in Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY

invites applications for the annual Graduate Conference to be held on

 

Friday November 15th, 2024

At the CUNY Graduate Center

365 5th Avenue, New York, NY 

 

Special issue of the ADE Bulletin: Undergraduate English Major Advising

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:44pm
Janine Utell / Association of Departments of English / MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The ADE Bulletin is the refereed journal of the Association of Departments of English, published annually by the Modern Language Association. The bulletin is soliciting abstracts for a special issue on advising and mentoring in the undergraduate English major. Publication is scheduled for 2025. Deadline for abstracts: 15 May 2024. Deadline for submission of selected essays: 30 September 2024. Special issue editor: Felicia Jean Steele, associate professor and associate chair of English at The College of New Jersey and Eastern Regent for Sigma Tau Delta.

 

Air India Flight 182: A 40th Anniversary Conference

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:41pm
McMaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

On June 23rd, 1985, a bomb detonated on Air India Flight 182, enroute from Toronto to Delhi. All 329 passengers and crew aboard were killed, most of whom were Canadians of South Asian descent. Though this tragedy remains the largest mass murder in Canadian history and resulted in Canada’s longest and most expensive criminal investigation, it is little known in national public memory (Angus Reid Institute 2023). Institutional narratives and failings have framed the Air India bombing as a “non-Canadian tragedy involving non-Canadian citizens” (Seshia 2017), leaving the victims’ families suffering and ignored in the wake of such loss.

Call for Articles: “Revisiting Tennessee Williams’s ‘Weird Tales’”

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:39pm
Journal of the Short Story in English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Articles are invited for a special Issue of the Journal of the Short Story in English on Tennessee Williams’s Short Fiction, to be published in 2026.

More info: https://journals.openedition.org/jsse/4005 

Suggested areas of research include, but are not limited to, the following topics in relation to Williams's short fiction:

  • Narrative voice and narrative strategies.

  • Repeated motifs, images, settings, characters, situations, etc.

  • Intertextuality.

The Public Dimension of Dwelling

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:38pm
Between Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

Between Journal  Vol. XV, N. 28 (November 2024) The Public Dimension of Dwelling

edited by Clotilde Bertoni, Massimo Fusillo, Giulio Iacoli, Marina Guglielmi, Niccolò Scaffai

(https://ojs.unica.it/index.php/between/announcement/view/11)

 

Submission deadline: 2024-05-31 (Friday)
Estimated review date: 2024-07
Publication date: 2024-11-30 (Saturday)

 

The Limits of Communication and the Ethics of Suicide in Cultural Representations

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:38pm
Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

In the past two decades, there has been a distressing rise in suicides worldwide. In what has been termed an “age of crisis” – encompassing economic, environmental, and health crises – these rising statistics may underscore the urgency of acknowledging the intersectional impact of these potential risk factors and may even require social and individual countermeasures.

The Seen and Unseen in Asian / Asian American Literature and Studies (SAMLA 96 panel)

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:37pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

In the U.S., immigrants of Asian origin have historically fallen victim to both extreme violent legal measures and racist stereotype labels—such as the infamous “Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882” and/or other major laws against the naturalization of Asians voted in 1924 and 1934, as well as the notorious use of Orientalist terms such as “inferior race,” “yellow peril,” “perpetual foreigner,” and “model minority,” etc—all of which either aim to “unsee” or to “wrongfully see” Asian presence in the United States of America. Yet, even now two decades into the 21st century, this issue is clearly still ongoing, as the title of scholar Sharon S.

2024 Western Literature Association Annual Conference

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:35pm
Western Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Western Literature Association Annual Conference

Tucson, Arizona, October 2-5, 2024

Call for Papers: Deadline for submissions, June 5th, 2024

While this year’s theme is focused on the speculative West and the re-inscription of territory, we also welcome proposals for individual papers, organized panels, workshops, posters, performances and other forms of academic engagement on all themes relative to the literary culture of the American West.

Translating the Fetish: Lifting the Veil and Demystifying Capitalism

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:34pm
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Karl Marx’s concept of commodity fetishism is helpful in understanding how the fetish animates produced commodities to have a mysterious power of their own, in which power is obscured, mystified, and alienated, holding sway over people in the dominion of capitalism. In Translating Blackness: Latinx Colonialities in Global Perspectives, Lorgia García-Peña asserts that “to translate thus presents us with the possibility of seeing the Other. This act of seeing is also an act of recognition that can contradict hegemonic knowledge.” The work of translating the fetish can thus be presented as a means of revealing real relations hidden by the fetish, an antihegemonic project of deconstructing systems of capitalism and oppression.

The Routledge Companion to Superhero Studies [Final Call]

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:33pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Carl Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 24, 2024

In answer to the evolutionary portrayals of superheroes in our cultures, histories, and narratives, the editors welcome chapter proposals for selection and inclusion into The Routledge Companion to Superhero Studies, for which a contract has already been signed.

The volume will be a part of the prestigious Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions series: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Media-and-Cultural-Studies-Companions/book-series/RMCSC.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:33pm
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. We are now accepting submissions for our Winter 2024 issue.

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:32pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Call for papers and proposals. All disciplines invited! 

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 15

October 25-27, 2024 in Asheville, North Carolina
An annual conference exploring the history and legacy of Black Mountain College 

Hosted and sponsored by Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) and The University of North Carolina Asheville

Thematic Focus: Black Mountain College / Living with the Land 

Religious Communities in the Virtual Age: Practices, Values, Technologies, Boundaries

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:32pm
Manchester Metropolitan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2024

Call for Papers

Religious Communities in the Virtual Age:

Practices, Values, Technologies, Boundaries

28 October 2024, Manchester, England

Keynote Speaker: Prof Linda Woodhead, King’s College London.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, religious communities across Europe and the world have engaged with the

digital world and specific digital technologies in a wide variety of ways. Some have embraced online

worship and gathering as a tool for widening or enriching a sense of community. Others have used social

The Atmospheres and Ambiences of Modernist Literature

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:32pm
Henry Carmines / Université Paris Nanterre
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

CFP: The Atmospheres and Ambiences of Modernist Literature

Université Paris Nanterre (CREA)

10-11 April 2025

Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2024

 

Keynote Speakers:

Bruce Bégout (Université Bordeaux Montaigne)

Birgit Breidenbach (University of East Anglia)

 

Abstract

Call for Contributors to the Handbook of Humanities Podcasting

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:31pm
Kim Adams, Saronik Bosu, Beth Kramer and Milan Terlunen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 5, 2024

We’re excited to announce a Call for Contributors to the Handbook of Humanities Podcasting, under contract with Palgrave MacMillan. Contributors will explore how the present-day humanities look different from the perspectives of people who create podcasts and teach podcasting, and what futures for the humanities and its disciplines podcasting can open up. Contributions will consist of a short essay (3000 words) and participation in a podcast recording. 

 

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