Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2023-2024 issue. In recent years, the temperature has risen around free speech debates, and books on censorship and free speech come out with such frequency that it is hard to keep abreast of the new scholarship. I am interested in receiving reviews and review essays on academic books published in the last several years that are in some way related to free speech. The books to be reviewed can center on any historical, geographical, or disciplinary context, and the reviews and review essays can be written from (almost) any theoretical perspective.
“NOT DISABLED, JUST DIFFERENTLY-ABLED” is the motto-title of this WORKSHOP as it is intended to raise awareness and help us change perspective not only of the way we perceive people with additional needs but of the way it may be faced with exclusion because of the lack of knowledge. As luck would have it, over the years, there has been a shift in the way society views people with special needs from "disabled" rather to "differently-abled". This is a comprehensive phrase that is used to promote a more inclusive and respectful approach to disability, highlighting the unique skills and refreshing perspectives that individuals withspecial needs bring to society.
24-25 November 2023, University of Bucharest
The Annual Conference of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures
- New deadline for proposal submissions (250 words): October 15, 2023
- New deadline for completed essays (15-20 pages double spaced): January 15, 2024
The editors have accepted ten chapters and would like to add 5-7 more. Possible topics might include but are not limited to:
Call for Papers, Texas Transformations (for the guaranteed TCEA session) at CEA 2024
March 21-23, 2023 | Atlanta, Georgia
Westin Buckhead, Atlanta | 3391 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Call for Papers, South Asian Studies (for the guaranteed South Asian Literary Association session) at CEA 2024
March 21-23, 2023 | Atlanta, Georgia
Westin Buckhead, Atlanta | 3391 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Last call! We are looking for one more presenter to round out our panel. If you are interested, please see details below:
Collaborative Scaffolding: Shifting Perspectives and the Future of Digital Humanities
120th session of PAMLA (all in-person - no hybrid or remote presentations)
Oct. 26-29, 2023 - Portland, Oregon
Special Session - CFP
Navigating the security in the future of digital writing among technological transformation Living in this post-pandemic age, the insecurity from fear, suffering, and spacial constraint is now extended by technology to a new setting: academia, particularly the writing classroom. The latest technological transformation, like AI-powered writing assistants and tools, are challenging traditional writing pedagogy and practice, challenging us to work with such a “technological problematic” (Sundvall 5). In the past, technological transformations, such as personal computing and the advent of the internet, have established the field of digital writing.
The editors of Translation Review are inviting submissions. We are particularly interested translations of contemporary international writers into English and submissions that discuss the process and practical problems of translating.
We would also be happy to consider and interviews with translators, manuscripts that address the concept of translation in the visual and musical arts (intersemiotic or multimedia translations), as well as submissions that address issues of machine translation, AI translations, and translation in the digital age in general.
II International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences: Fostering Global Resilience through Cross-cultural Collaboration
ISCAP Porto Portugal, 27-28 novembre 2023
Deadline: 15 septembre 2023
The conference is an opportunity for academics and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests to share the latest research findings and new ideas (theoretical and practical) related to the cross-cultural contributions of HSS in addressing global issues. The main goal is to contribute to the realization of a sustainable and inclusive development model.
The Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Management, Economics, Cultural and Creative Industries:
“Johnson-Reed 100 Years Later”:
Critical Reflections on the Global Legacy of US Immigration Quotas, 1924-2024
This international conference is organized by the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary in partnership with the American Hungarian Educators Association to mark the 100th Anniversary of the US Immigration Act of 1924.
Date: August 22-23, 2024
Venue: Debrecen, Hungary, Main Building of the University of Debrecen
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Annual Spring Academy Conference
Heidelberg, Germany, March 18-22, 2024
Call for Papers
The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its annual Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion to be held from March 18-22, 2024.
The HCA Spring Academy provides 20 international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects.
We're excited to announce that the call for papers is now open for the upcoming 2024 conference "Divine Disasters: Exploring Distressed Landscapes in Literature and Theology".
It gives me great pleasure to announce my proposed CFP for the upcoming ACLA American Comparative Literature Association conference to be held from 14th - 17th March 2024. Interested presenters may send in their papers latest by 30th September 2023 by visiting the ACLA webpage
The Call for Papers for proposed seminar:-
Dewdrops on Embers : Deconstructing the Chequered Tropes of Existential Agonies in Contemporary Arab American Poetry “
..Now we walk out into the tunnel of days And a million memories rustle..”
- Lisa Suhair Majaj, Geographies of Light
How Interdisciplinary Can We Be? (Re)Conceiving the Scope of Medieval Studies Today (A Roundtable) (virtual)
Sponsoring Organization: Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
Organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa
Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023
59th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
Hybrid event: Thursday, 9 May, through Saturday, 11 May, 2024
The poetic term “strophe” carries a long-standing implication of movement. It refers to the first part of an ode and is defined as a unit of movement with a song performed in Ancient Greek Tragedy by the chorus as it turned one way (strophe), then another (antistrophe) and then stood in its track (epode). In subsequent definitions, it came to be associated with the song of troubadours and became known for its flexibility in discussing poetic performance with music, dance, gesture and breath. Apart from strophe, movement is also implied in the description of other poetic terms.
Jouissance, the iconic Lacanian concept, means “surplus enjoyment,” where excessive pleasure converts into unpleasure and even pain after going beyond the subject’s affective or sensory capacity. Inherited from Freudian psychoanalysis, combined with Bataille’s eroticism, Marx’s surplus-value and adapted to feminism and socio-political theory by Cixous and Žižek, the connotations of jouissance have often been revised and reconfigured.
We are seeking chapters for an edited book on the work of Alan Garner.
Described by Philip Pullman as ‘the most important British writer of fantasy since Tolkien’, Garner's importance and popularity deserve focussed critical attention.
Call for Submissions
Elizabeth Alsop, CUNY School of Professional Studies
Cen Liu, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Sarah Silverman, University of Michigan-Dearborn
JOIN CEA IN ATLANTA!
The Big Peach. The ATL. The Dogwood City. Atlanta is a city always reimagining itself. The city’s history parallels America's own complicated and continuing story. This spirit of TRANSFORMATION—the theme of CEA 2024—is captured in the city's seal featuring a phoenix rising from the ashes. The image captures Atlanta's resilience as a city in how it emerged from the devastation of the Civil War to become a modern industrial metropolis, the center of the movement for Civil Rights, and what the New York Times describes as “hip-hop’s center of gravity.”
This panel puts forward premodern disability as enhancement, surplus, or even reward, drawing from the concept of “disability gain,” coined by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Fox, Krings, Vierke, 2019), to reformulate disability as gain, instead of loss, or as a resource. The concept is based on H-Dirksen Bauman and Joseph Murray’s concept of “Deaf gain,” which approaches Deafness as a benefit that expands social, cultural, intellectual, and creative fields (2014). While this concept has yet to be applied to premodern disability, reading disability in premodern texts through the lens of “disability gain” may allow the modern scholar to reframe and discuss the premodern body outside of ethnocentric systems.
To transgress is to exceed, violate, or infringe upon a law, rule, or convention. When transgression occurs, it often manifests as violence — crime, terrorism, bodily mutilation, etc. — because these are obvious signifiers that a significant legal, social, or moral boundary has been crossed. But the mechanism of transgression, which is always present in society and always necessary for its evolution, can also take subtler forms, manifesting as disgust or abjection (Julia Kristeva), sexuality or eroticism (Georges Bataille), laughter or carnival (Mikhail Bakhtin), etc.
SERIES - Call for Abstracts:
Mental TV: Changing the Narrative of Mental Disorders on Television
Stanley Kubrick and Conspiracy Culture: Call for book chapters
Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies
General Areas & Local Area Development Research
Under the Continuous Publication Model
Dr, Pijush Kanti Khatua,
Principal, Bhatter College, Dantan
We are inviting original research papers on any topic under the following broad disciplines throughout the year. Once the review process of the individual article is completed, we will publish the articles throughout the year. As per the volume of contents, the articles will make an issue. At the end of the year, the issues will be printed as a Volume.
Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel proposal for the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) 2024 Conference, to be held March 21-24 in Cincinnati, OH:
Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies
University of Warsaw
Thematic Issue 2024: The Postdigital Cultures, Aesthetics and Politics
Editors: Spencer Jordan
Associate Professor in Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham
Assistant Professor, Department of British Culture, University of Warsaw
This panel will discuss how the conception and operation of “crisis” intersect with issues of gender and the cultural codes of society. Assuming a broad temporal scope for the Middle Ages (c.500 CE–c.1500 CE), the panel is interested in examining how societal constructions of gender triggered and were, in turn, shaped and reshaped by disruptions and upheavals in religious life, literary culture, economic structure, and political organization. With its capacity to span the distance between private and public realms, can gender mediate the conceptualization of internal and subjective crises as well as large-scale social tensions and changes?
Materialities of Shame in the English-Speaking World:
Bodies, Artworks and Objects
Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1-2 December 2023
In this final conference of the “Shame” project, we propose to look at the ways in which shame is triggered, expressed, performed, contained, repressed, remembered, exorcised or reclaimed in material culture.
Next year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Patricia Nell Warren’s The Front Runner. I am planning an essay collection to commemorate Patricia (and already have an academic publisher that’s “definitely interested”). Pretty much any aspect on Patricia’s life and works would be welcome. There may also be a conference, but it would probably be a Zoom meeting. If you're interested, please contact me as soon as possible.
The Front Runner: athletics and homosexuality (the last taboo?), college life, fan mail, global reception, Olympic Games
The Fancy Dancer: Catholicism, smalltown homosexuality, Native American heritage