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The Ethics of Close Reading?

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:37pm
Center for Humanities and Information, Penn State
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

The practice known as close reading has been for decades one of the central methodological commitments of literary studies. Consolidated, articulated, and promulgated as part of the professionalization of the field during the New Critical era, close reading survived the theory wars (gaining traction, even, thanks to deconstruction). It continues to be a major focus of teaching at the college and K-12 levels (where, since 2009, it has been an explicit part of the Common Core standards).

Not at Home: Festivalization of Theater Culture

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:36pm
Pamietnik Teatralny / Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Pamiętnik Teatralny, a bilingual Polish-English academic quarterly published by the Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, welcomes submissions for a thematic issue addressing the festivalization of theater culture.

Environmental Racism and Environmental Castism

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 11:28am
Dr. Shubhanku Kochar and Dr. Parveen Kumari
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Environmental Racism and Environmental Casteism: African American and Indian Dalit Literature

Theater at the Decline of Anthropocene

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:58am
Pamietnik Teatralny / Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2023

Pamiętnik Teatralny, a bilingual Polish-English academic quarterly published by the Institute of Arts, Polish Academy of Sciences, invites submissions of articles for a thematic issue focused on theater at the decline of anthropocene.

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/13 (Hard Deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:56am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2023

Announcing

The 2023 First Book Institute

June 4-10, 2023

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Past Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Radical Solidarities in Environments of Crisis/ 2023 American Studies Association (ASA)

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:55am
Debarati Biswas / New College of Florida and Laura Westengard / City Tech-CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 29, 2023

​​We are perhaps past the point of stopping the climate disaster that is producing environments of crisis around the globe–water pollution, housing deprivation, spread of contagion, maldistribution of resources, and displacement and dispossession. Building on Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s definition of racism, this panel examines environments of crisis as “state-sanctioned or extralegal production and exploitation of  group-differentiated vulnerability to premature death.” Fantasies of a return to a pristine past or a rush towards a future in which environmental crises are “solved” have long been unavailable to those marked as disposable.

Call for Contributions to Notes from the Field (TPS Collective): Spring 2023

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:53am
Notes from the Field [TPS Collective]
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is accepting submissions about teaching with primary sources for three series of peer-reviewed blog posts: “Public-Facing Scholarship and Outreach,” “Teaching with Community-Based Archives,” and “Accessibility and Access in the Primary Source Classroom.” These series are intended to highlight a broad range of voices from all sectors of the TPS community.

Series One: Public-Facing Scholarship and Outreach

Care and Cure

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:52am
Strategies of Critique
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Call For Papers

17th - 19th May 2023

York University, Toronto, Canada

 

With Keynotes Speakers: Patrice Douglass and Sara-Maria Sorentino

 

Conference: Katherine Mansfield: Life, Light, and Renewal

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:52am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Katherine Mansfield: Life, Light, and Renewal

Fontainebleau-Avon, France

13-15 October

 

An international conference and the annual birthday lecture

organised by the Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Professor Elleke Boehmer FRSL FRHistS FEA

will be presenting the Keynote Address / Birthday Lecture

 

The 2023 SC State Intersectional Online Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:51am
South Carolina State University ISC
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 6, 2023

The Department of English and Communications at South Carolina State University invites proposals for twenty-minute papers for the 2023 Intersectional Studies Remote Conference via Zoom on Friday, March 24. 

 Papers that explore topics related to this year's theme, “Human Rights: Momentum and Obstracles,” are particularly welcome. 

Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies - Call for Articles

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:51am
Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2026

The Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies publishes interdisciplinary and cross-cultural articles and interviews on literature, history, politics, and art whose focus, settings, or subjects involve colonialism and its aftermath, with an emphasis on the former British Empire. The journal is published by the University of Florida Press.

The journal enjoys a close relationship with the British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States.

 

We are seeking essay submissions on any topic related to postcolonial scholarship, theory, and criticism. We also welcome suggestions for special issues.

Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:51am
Journal of Dracula Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2023

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.

Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .docx). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.

Please follow MLA style.

Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright. Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field. Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

Rethinking William Morris for the Twenty-first Century

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:50am
Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

This MLA session for Philadelphia (2024) invites proposals exploring Morris’s relevance for the twenty-first century. Topics could include beauty, design (including Morris’s influences on black artists such as Kehinde Wiley & Althea McNish), architecture, ecology, the environment, sustainability, pollution, socialism, the carceral system, labor, leisure.

 

Please include a 250-word abstract and short bio no later than Tuesday, 28 February 2023, to jnixon@salemstate.edu

Modern Meets Medieval: Scholars and the Public, Then and Now

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:49am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

MMLA 2023 Permanent Session: Old and Middle English Language and Literature

“Modern Meets Medieval: Scholars and the Public, Then and Now"

The General Call opens with an analogy between now-times and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, invoking an approach that is both medieval and modern by looking at how the arts, the academy, and general society should, can, and do interact. In that spirit, the general question for this panel is “what is the value of studying medieval history, culture, art, and/or literature in today’s world?”

America the Beautiful? Regionalism and Indigeneity

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:46am
American Literary Realism (special issue, journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2023

Special Issue of American Literary Realism

Topic:  America the Beautiful? Regionalism and Indigeneity

 

Rebecca Harding Davis at 2023 ALA - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:45am
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 29, 2023

The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 25-28, 2023 in
Boston, MA.

 

New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)

We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”

 

 

Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan (ajrovan@gmail.com) by January 15, 2023.

 

 

 

Critical Companions to Contemporary Directors

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:44am
Prof. Adam Barkman, Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Critical Companions to Contemporary Directors SERIES

 

 

Theology, Religion, and Dungeons & Dragons

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:44am
Fortress Press & Lexington Books, Theology, Religion and Pop Culture Series
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Call for Abstracts: Theology, Religion, and Dungeons & Dragons

Edited by Scott Donahue-Martens and Brandon Simonson

Storytelling: Narrating Agency

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:43am
University of Idaho English Graduate Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 17, 2023

The University of Idaho English Graduate Association is seeking submissions for our multidisciplinary conference, Storytelling: Narrating Agency. Historically, humans have attributed agency to human consciousness and intentionality, often to exert control over other entities. Narrating Agency is an exploration of the meaning of agency, and what/who can have it. Within and beyond humans, we wonder what has the capacity and drive to enact change? In the stories we read, tell, and see, who has the ability to take action and why? Who are the characters, elements, landscapes, and settings that drive change in our stories of the world around us?

Academic Freedom in the Online Classroom

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:42am
Special Session / MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2023

 

This roundtable session - still to be submitted for convention approval - will consider the rights of faculty in online course assignments, approval/oversight at the university level, intellectual property matters, instructional design (e.g., Bloom's Taxonomy) matters, and related topics.  Abstracts to foertsch@unt.edu by 13 March.

Wooden O Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:42am
Southern Utah University - Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

August 7-9, 2023

Southern Utah University - Utah Shakespeare Festival

The 2023 Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic relating to Shakespeare and his plays:

  • Literary Analysis & Theoretical Approaches
  • Shakespeare and Adaptation
  • Shakespeare on Screen
  • Shakespeare and History, Culture, and Society
  • Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
  • Shakespeare and Rhetoric
  • Shakespeare in Performance
  • Shakespeare and the Arts

We encourage papers and presentations that speak to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2023 summer season: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, and Romeo and Juliet

Information Literacy, Undergraduate Education, and Business/Organizational Communication

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:42am
Association for Business Communication
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2023

Information Literacy, Undergraduate Education,

and Business/Organizational Communication

Conference: Modern Language Association Convention

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dates: 04-07 January 2024

Full name of organization: Association for Business Communication

Contact email: wbrown@midland.edu 

Due date for abstracts: 10 March 2023

CFP - Transatlantic Studies - Topographies of Medicine

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:41am
RCC at Harvard
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

TOPOGRAPHIES OF MEDICINE

5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN TRANSATLANTIC STUDIES

April 28th – 29th 2023

Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard (Cambridge, MA)

Looking through the Anthropocene: Exploring Climate Change and Global Uncertainties

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:40am
Department of English 15th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 3, 2023

ENGLISH GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (EGSA) CONFERENCE 2023
Looking through the Anthropocene: Exploring Climate Change and Global Uncertainties
Date: 10-12 March 2023

Performance and Disability Working Group at IFTR

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:40am
Performance and Disability Working Group, International Federation for Theatre Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2023

PERFORMANCE AND DISABILITY WORKING GROUP CALL FOR PAPERS IFTR CONFERENCE, ACCRA, GHANA, 24-28 JULY, 2023. THE STORIES WE TELL: MYTHS, MYTHMAKING AND PERFORMANCE

 

​​Where Is Academic Work?

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 5:27pm
English Department Conference, The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2023

Where Is Academic Work?

In-person Conference

Friday May 5th, 2023

The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY

 

You know what work is—if you’re

old enough to read this you know what

work is, although you may not do it.

–  Philip Levine, “What Work Is”

 

The room changes but the work continues. This conference seeks contributions to a day-long process of consensus-building and new ideas around the subject of location in intellectual work in all of its many contexts.

 

Cornell EGSO 2023 Conference: Reciprocity

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 4:43pm
Cornell University English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2023

Call For Academic and Creative Proposals:

Conference Date: April 28-29, 2023

Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

“Through reciprocity the gift is replenished. All of our flourishing is mutual.”

― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

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