The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) will honor V. A. Kolve (1934-2022) with a panel of topics on medieval drama at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, May 9-11, 2024. The Play Called Corpus Christi has been especially influential in medieval English drama studies, and its arguments about the significance of laughter, play, game, comic action, and time and space in the English biblical plays continue to shape the critical conversation. The MRDS invites those who have been influenced by Kolve’s work on early drama, or who studied or worked with him, to celebrate his legacy with papers that respond to or converse with Kolve’s contributions to the field.
Call for Papers: Leeds IMC 2024, 1-4 July 2024
The Experience of Local Officialdom in Europe and the Mediterranean, c.1000-1500: Between Order and Disorder
In studies of medievalism, there is a flourishing bibliography analysing the work of artists and scholars of marginalised genders, races, and sexualities, including studies by Candace Barrington, Helen Brookman, Jane Chance, Joshua Davies, Caroline Dinshaw, Denis Ferhatović, Katie Garner, Jonathan Hsy, Clare Lees, Bob Mills, Gillian Overing, Elan J. Pavlinich, Mary Rambaran Olm, Matthew X. Vernon, and Bethany Whalley.
We invite 15-minute papers examining presentations of the medieval in museum and heritage contexts. We invite interrogation of the social, political, historical, and cultural effects of museum and heritage work, including:
practices of acquisition, curation, display, and interpretation; archives, record-keeping, and databases
education and community projects
outreach or knowledge exchange activities run by field archaeologists or academics
performances or reenactments
Venue: NOVA FCSH, Colégio Almada Negreiros (Campus de Campolide)
Date: November 9-10 2023
CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, Universidade Nova, Lisbon) and CELIS (Centre de Recherches sur les Littératures et la Sociopoétique, Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand) once again join efforts and organise this international conference which aims to be a locus of debate on the many facets of travel writing, a research area that has emerged as a relevant topic of study in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the last few decades.
Papers on the following topics are welcome:
Anglophone travel writing on the Portuguese-speaking world
Please consider submitting an abstract to the following roundtable at the NeMLA's 56th convention in Boston (March 7-10) by September 30, 2023. Questions on the roundtable can be addressed to Arianna Fognani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FORMAT: Roundtable. Participants give brief, informal presentations followed by an open conversation and debate.
If this year's NeMLA Convention centers around the thematic of "surplus," this panel will consider its corollary in the problem of "scarcity." Situating our inquiry in the Global Cold War, which is shaped by the afterlives of decolonization, this panel asks: how might scarcity inflect our understanding of this period? Does it simply connote a lack or loss of unfulfilled revolutionary promises? Or does it point to a system of material debt that shapes cultural expression? Or, perhaps, scarcity might indicate a purposeful obfuscation of meaning that is consequently withdrawn from instrumentalization by political life, therefore incommensurate with nationalist or neo-imperial projects in the twentieth century.
Accepting abstracts for NeMLA 2024 until September 30th!
Next year’s convention will take place March 7th to 10th in Boston, MA.
Panel: Activism in Diaspora: Resistance Movements through Literature, Film and Digital Media
At the 2023 “Resilience, Failure, and Academic Identity” Roundtable, we participated in a candid conversation that generated inspiring ideas about “thrivance” and saying, “NO” in multiple and strategic ways. Building on this discussion, the 2024 WGS Sponsored Roundtable “Refusal, Disruption, and Persistence in Academia” focuses on strategies such as refusal, disruption, and persistence in academia from an intersectional perspective that focusses on gendered racialization.
The city images reveal the stratification of shared cultural meanings of the urban space over time. This space is an expression and reflection of local identity formation and dynamics. The intricate network of the actions of cities’ inhabitants is constantly conditioned by the cultural and spatial constraints of urban limits. However, in the contemporary world, the concept of “urban limit” should be seriously questioned. The boundaries of cities today have faded, and the urban frontiers are areas of opacity, constantly mobile, and undefined. The very notion of the city, as a completed organism, is continually questioned, to the extent that it can be argued that cities do not exist: there are only different forms of urban life.
Call for papers: NeMLA Boston, Massachusetts
March 7-10, 2024
Deadline: 30 de septiembre, 2023
¡Hola colegas! Los invito a participar en el panel qué estoy organizando junto a César Salgado: “Sonidos y performance en cuerpos racializados en Latinoamérica”
Nicole N. Aljoe (Northeastern University)
Mona Narain (Texas Christian University
Francesca Savoia (University of Pittsburgh)
In February 2022, German chancellor Olaf Scholz gave a speech to the German parliament in response to and denunciation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Describing the moment as a ‘turning point’, Scholz referred to Putin’s act of aggression as a watershed moment that altered geopolitical reality and announced a volte-face in Germany’s defence and energy policies. This conference adopts the contemporary moment, which also sees the reality and spectre of armed conflict across many parts of the Global South, as an inflection point for reconsidering representations of war across a range of screen media: from narrative cinema to moving image installation; streaming to VR.
CALL FOR PAPERS
AFROFUTURISM IN BLACK LITERATURE, MEDIA, FILM & CULTURE
Edited by DuEwa M. Frazier
SEEKING ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS for EDITED VOLUME:
The dynamic tradition of Black literature and storytelling now stands at the crossroads of where historical realities meet with present day - dreams of Afro futures, to re-make, re-mix, re-store, and re-envision an ideal and artful world, from diverse points of view with the goal to inspire and educate current and future generations of scholars and creators.
TOPICS INCLUDED BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Afrofuturism - Interviews & Reviews
Albert Einstein famously told the world that time is relative, and theorists from various fields–including children’s literature and disability studies–continue to grapple with what that means for lived experience. Children’s literature (and childhood studies more broadly) scholars examine how societies believe young people move through time towards adulthood, leading to theories of developmentalism and stages of childhood (like Piaget’s). Conversely, disability scholars explore what has been termed crip time: the kind of time experienced by people whose disabilities mean that they engage with the world at a different pace than normative time.
Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)
Call for Papers (UPDATED) - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023
The Medieval in Cyberspace: 2023 International Conference for the Study of Medievalism
The UNICORN Castle (https://unicorn-castle.org/)
Online event: Thursday, 26 October, through Saturday, 28 October, 2023
Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)
Sponsoring Organization: Medieval Comics Project
Discourse surrounding issues related to the transgender community is currently dominating the contemporary cultural conversation in the United States in an unprecedented way. Against the backdrop of this discursive moment, Femspec calls for submissions for a special issue (Volume 24, Issue 1) dedicated to exploring speculative approaches to gender, and particularly to transgender identity and embodiment. Femspec is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed feminist journal dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres. Femspec publishes both academic scholarship and creative writing. For this issue, we seek both scholarly and creative work that interrogates the co
We hope this message finds you well. We are delighted to announce that the Department of English at Daulat Ram College, under the aegis of IQAC, invites papers for an International Conference on “Modernism, India and the Colonial Gaze” to be held in New Delhi on February 1-2, 2024.
Traveling Texts: Translating Nineteenth Century European Classics in Vernacular languages of South Asia
Dr. Shantanu Majee
Dr. K Subramanyam
The proposed work is under consideration to be published in the Routledge series on ‘South Asian Literature in Focus’.
Crossing Boundaries: Literary and Linguistic Intersections in Modernist Studies
Roma Tre University
Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Sala Ignazio Ambrogio
Via del Valco di San Paolo, 19 – Rome
22-23-24 May 2024
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Václav Paris (City University of New York)
Enrico Terrinoni (Università per Stranieri di Perugia)
Call for Papers
From Disney films to historical cosplay to young adult fantasy novels to webtoons to viral TikToks, contemporary media continues to shape how younger generations view the medieval world. This panel welcomes papers that discuss contemporary media depictions of the medieval world—whether fictional or historical—aimed at youth audiences and examine ways in which these depictions might shape how younger audiences understand “the medieval.”
The next Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention will be held in Boston, MA, from March 7-10, 2024. The roundtable "A Surplus of Options?: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the Language and Literature Classroom" is seeking abstracts (200-300 words) consistent with the conference theme of SURPLUS.
Call for Papers for January 2024 Non-thematic issueWomen’s Link is a bi-annual peer-reviewed international journal, brought out by Jamia Millia Islamia, which engages with women’s issues and gender concerns from an interdisciplinary perspective. Its objective is to generate debate and discussion around the current state of affairs related to women’s status in society.
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference 2024
March 7-10, 2024
10th Biennial Graduate Student Conference
Impending Catastrophes Through the Ages: Literature and the Arts in the Context of Doom
Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
October 26-27, 2023
Yellowstone (2018, Paramount Network), Taylor Sheridan’s neo-Western television series that premiered in 2018, has grown into a cultural phenomenon. Not only has the show itself been enormously popular (as measured by its ratings and fan following within the United States and South Africa, for example), but its characters, and the Dutton family that are central to the story, have since been incorporated into a shared story universe covering a period from 1881 to the present day. This story is centred around the fictional Yellowstone ranch in Montana, which is both the main setting and metaphorical heart of the show.
Location: The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Dates: October 26-28, 2023
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Patricia Akhimie-Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Director of the RaceB4Race Mentoring Network, and Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-Newark
New Scholar Plenary Speaker: Dr. Amrita Dhar, Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University
As editors of the Palgrave Handbook on Parenthood in Popular Culture, which is under contract and has 15 commissioned chapters, we seek approximately 25 additional chapters (6,500-7,500 words) on topics related to parenthood in popular culture. We aim to foreground Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ+ and non-normative experiences, in contributions that explore popular cultural representations of parental identities from intersectional perspectives, and from diverse cultural and geopolitical locations. Chapters may focus on either mothers/mothering/motherhood or fathers/fathering/fatherhood, or interrogate parents/parenting/parenthood as more comprehensive terms, across genders and in non-binary contexts.