This conference aims to discuss the representation of epidemic remedies in medical
writing in England and in France between 1500 and 1920. Prospective presenters are
invited to address epidemic remedies across five centuries, bearing three main
methodological observations in mind. Firstly, the pivotal role of the plague and the
Spanish influenza as opening and closing points to the selected timeframe. Secondly,
the working definition of “remedy” as a cure “for a disease, disorder, injury, etc.; a
medicine or treatment that promotes healing or alleviates symptoms.” (OED, remedy
2). This comprehensive definition intends to allow for historical specification and
This conference aims to discuss the representation of epidemic remedies in medical
CFP: HANNAH ARENDT PANELGERMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION48th ANNUAL CONFERENCEATLANTA, GASeptember 26-29, 2024
The Narrative Environments of Los Angeles: A Research Forum
Date: Friday, April 19
Location: Ide Room, USC Taper Hall (THH)
I am seeking papers for a special sesssion (to be submitted and approved) at the MLA 2025, January 9-12 in New Orleans. Since the conference is located in New Orleans, I though I would take advantage of the setting and explore the presence of Gullah and other regional folkores in American literary works Toni Morrison has said that some of the songs in Song of Solomon are rooted in Gullah folklore. The theme of the MLA convention is "Invisibility." Certainly these folkloric roots and threads in American literary works have remained invisible.
Anthem Studies in Critical Literary Geography presents cutting-edge examinations of the representation of geographical phenomena across diverse historical literary genres and documents. We publish challenging, theoretically informed analyses of land-based, oceanic, meteorological, and imaginative geographical elements of texts, spanning both factual and fictional realms. Encompassing all locations – including for instance roads, fields, mountains, deserts, rivers, lakes, swamps, coastlines, seas, storm systems, planets, machine worlds and built environments – the series critically engages with the nuanced portrayal of these phenomena in fictional and non-fictional literature throughout various historical periods.
The Posthuman Studies session welcomes abstracts/papers that deal with the application of literary theory to historical/social/cultural issues. Posthuman as an umbrella term includes a range of topics/periods from the 18th-C dualism/monism to deconstruction/postmodernism.
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2024
Akim Golubev, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (email@example.com )https://mla.confex.com/mla/2025/webprogrampreliminary/Paper26259.html
‘Wherefore to Dover?’ (King Lear)
Following the editors’ previous collaborations, Reading the Road from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan’s Highways (EUP, 2020) and Reading the River in Shakespeare’s Britain (EUP, 2024), this edited collection aims to pull together new research on perceptions and representations of ports and harbours in early modern English drama.
This special session seeks a mix of six panelists who are current or recent English Master’s and Doctoral graduate program directors who can speak from first-hand experience to the market forces and realities students and alums are facing today. These roundtable speaking slots are limited to five minutes in order to make room for discussion.
It’s been 14 years since the ADE’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Master’s Degree released their report: “Rethinking the Master’s Degree in English for a New Century.” Based on their research, they found “a gap between students’ aspirations and employment outcomes on the one hand and MA programs’ stated goals and curricular requirements on the other” (1).
EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews
EJAS (European Journal of American Studies) invites reviews of current books on topics relevant to American studies for publication in EJAS’ upcoming issues (vol. 19-20) due in 2024 and 2025.
Please send a review proposal (author, title, publisher, publishing date and place, number of pages), and CV (including the list of publications) to book reviews editor, Dr. Kornelia Boczkowska (firstname.lastname@example.org). We accept proposals on a rolling basis.
Authors of accepted proposals will be expected to write a book review (1000 words) and follow the MLA 8th edition style manual when preparing the manuscript.
Salman Rushdie characterized the serial television show “as the novelistic medium of the 21st century,” signifying its emerging importance and elevating its status to a realm traditionally occupied by novels. This shift, propelled by technological advancements and new patterns in media consumption like streaming and binge-watching, highlights televisions’ artistic and cultural importance. Rushdie’s view acknowledges television series as valuable cultural artifacts of considerable artistic depth and cultural weight.
Call for papers: Vol 11 (2024) No 2: “The Language of War: Lexicon, Metaphor, Discourse”
Issue nr. 2 vol. 11 (2024) will focus on the following theme: The Language of War: Lexicon, Metaphor, Discourse and will be edited by Dr. Anna Anselmo (Università degli Studi di Ferrara), Prof. Kim Grego (Università degli Studi di Milano) and Prof. Andreas Musolff (University of East Anglia).
21st-Century Eliot. Panel for MLA 2025 (New Orleans). Recent developments in Eliot studies, including the release of the Eliot/Hale letters and the publication of Eliot’s complete prose in digital format, as well as the new editions of his poetry and new scholarly biographies and collections, promise to transform Eliot studies for the foreseeable future. 21-st Century Eliot brings together Eliot scholars with a focus on digital methodologies and/ or approaches drawing on the new materials available for research.
Send abstracts of 200 words and a brief CV to Dr. John McIntyre at email@example.com by 10 March.
In 2025, the adoption community is celebrating the 50-year anniversary of Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter by Betty Jean Lifton. This seminal text in adoption studies was at the origins of adoptee rights movements, and it inspired its own body of scholarship. The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture is seeking submissions that engage with this text and/or its paratextual materials from a variety of disciplinary perspectives for a guaranteed session at the MLA Convention in New Orleans on January 9-12. Presentations that engage with the presidential theme “Visibility” are especially welcome.
Call for Book Chapters
Historical Fictions as Reparative Histories
For a planned edited volume in the Global Historical Fictions Series (Brill, https://brill.com/page/419602), the editors invite proposals for book chapters.
'Poetry off the Page’ Blog
Poetry off the Page is an online, international platform for anyone interested in the study and analysis of Anglophone spoken word and poetry performance from the 1960s to the present day.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Call for Papers:
Race & Queer, Trans, and Reproductive Rights
“When we are talking about gender and sexual politics…I’m not convinced we need to invent any trans or gender-based rubrics to understand the space or to mobilize against it. The existing critical rubrics of race and empire and racial governance would already encompass and analyze perfectly well what is going on and also provide us with a different political grammar of political solidarity and history.”
-Jules Gill Peterson, “Critical Race Theory Today” JCRI Vol 9 No 2, 2022.
Writing Centers and AI: Generating Early Conversations
An Edited Collection
“Some people think the future means the end of history. Well, we haven't run out of history quite yet.”
- Captain Kirk, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
This year’s theme of "Health in/of the Humanities" has broad possibilities within the languages, literatures, histories, and cultures related to Old and Middle English. This panel welcomes papers that address the presence, importance, and/or relevance of health, medicine, and/or science in Old and Middle English works of any kind, as well as explorations, arguments, or discussions of the relevance or importance or perceptions of these texts and ideas in both the medieval and the modern world.
DPASSH is a biennial conference responding to questions relating to digital preservation within the arts and social sciences subject domain.
The 2024 conference is entitled Collections as Data / Data as Collections and takes place on 27-28th June. The event is a joint collaboration between the Digital Repository of Ireland, the University of Limerick and the Hunt Museum, Limerick.
Collections as Data / Data as Collections
Fin de Sexe? A Symposium on Sexuality
25th June 2024, Edinbugh
Keynote: Professor Heike Bauer
Fin the Sexe is a FREE symposium, and we will offer travel bursaries to all chosen participants.
This special issue of RiCognizioni (https://ojs.unito.it/index.php/ricognizioni) seeks to examine the use of textual genres by women writers who contributed to scientific knowledge in the long eighteenth century (approx. 1660–1800).
In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau proclaims, “…in wildness is the preservation of the world.” As the world continues to urbanize, it’s as important as ever to identify the diverse ways that humans interact with wildness in cities and reflect on how these interactions inform our understanding of, relationship to, and impact on nature. This special session seeks papers that consider encounters of wildness in urban landscapes as depicted in literature, film, photography, music, video games, and other cultural texts from all periods and regions. Though abstract on all relevant topics are welcome, special consideration will be given to proposals that interrogate how urban encounters of wildness:
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies (http://boss.mcgill.ca/) is an open-access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays on Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s sixth edition, with an expected publication date of December 2024.
Deconstructing Realities: The 3rd International Academic Conference of Yoobee College of Creative Innovation
Event Dates: 22 – 24 January 2025, Auckland, New Zealand
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 July 2024
Call for Papers
The 2024 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, 2024, in Toronto, Ontario, at York University.
This year's keynote speakers are Dr. Larissa Lai and Dr. Nicholas Ruddick.
We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:
-studies of individual works and authors;
-studies that place works in their literary and/or
Postcolonial Interventions (ISSN 2455-6564)
Call for Papers
Vol. IX, Issue 2 (June 2024)
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2024