Resources for American Literary Study (RALS), a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2024 issues. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis.
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.
Paper proposals are welcome on any aspect of Hardy’s life, work, and legacy for the Twenty-Sixth International Hardy Conference and Festival in Dorchester, UK, from July 27th—August 3rd 2024.
Race and The Matter of Intoxication
Call For Papers
18th - 19th April 2024
With Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Amber Musser and Dr. La Marr Jurelle Bruce
Dr. Sara Webb-Sunderhaus will present the keynote for UC’s 2024 Graduate Student Conference. Dr. Webb-Sunderhaus joined Miami University, Ohio in 2018 after 12 years as a professor at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW). Her research primarily focuses on the literacy practices and beliefs of Appalachians, as well as intersections of disability studies and writing program administration. We are thrilled to have her as our keynote this year!
Conference Date: Friday, March 1, 2024
Conference Location: University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio
Abstract proposals for 20-minute paper presentations are invited for a two-day hybrid 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.
Through the stories of Chinese-American immigrant women and their daughters, Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club" explores the issue of assimilation and its impact on ethnic identity. This essay explores the characters' struggles to maintain their Chinese cultural identity while assimilating into American society, focusing on important issues such as language, intergenerational relationships, customs, and cultural memory. The story depicts integration as a difficult, intensely personal process in which people must strike a balance between preserving their Chinese ancestry and absorption into American society.
Gender-based violence is a worldwide issue with an extended past that is predominantly an outcome of social norms and power disparities. In countries as different as Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Nicaragua, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, studies find that violence is frequently viewed as physical chastisement—the husband’s right to ‘correct’ an erring wife (Heise 1999). Unfortunately, it is one of many societal concerns that literature has long addressed. According to the analysis of a report by CARE and International Rescue, gender-based violence has arisen amid the pandemic and quarantines (Haneef and Kalyanpur 2020).
cfp: puppetry in the novel – novels in puppetry, workshop at the University of Erfurt in collaboration with the Waidspeicher Theatre as part of the Synergura 2024 festival. date: 9 June 2024
The 7th conference on prescriptivism will be held at Aix-Marseille University in Aix-en-Provence from June 26th to June 28th, 2024. Previous highly successful conferences have been held in Sheffield (2003), Ragusa (2006), Toronto (2009), Leiden (2013), Park City, Utah (2017) and Vigo (2021) demonstrating that the study of prescriptivism attracts scholars worldwide. The theme of the 7th Conference will be "Transmitting Prescriptivism and Norms" and will focus on how prescriptivism has been transmitted in different ways down the ages to the present day.
December 12–14, 2024
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Kandice Chuh, CUNY Graduate Center, USA
Ato Quayson, Stanford University, USA
Hye-Joon Yoon, Yonsei University, Korea
Dear friends and colleagues.
Please note we are extending the deadline for this CFP. We invite all who are interested to submit an abstract
The blinding glare of AI makes us squint in a combination of hope and fear. It is an occasion for us to pause and redirect the glare through the prisms of diverse domains and disciplines, to take advantage of the perhaps still-too-human ability to detach and reflect, immerse, and observe, both at the same time. The reflective part of the conference not only steers away from the enchantment of grand questions and grand paranoia, but invites the best combination of breadth and specificity, accessibility and depth, freedom and discipline.
ENGLISH GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (EGSA) CONFERENCE 2023
Looking through the Anthropocene: Exploring Climate Change and Global Uncertainties
Date: 10-12 March 2023
Call for Papers: The Space Between Society Annual Conference
INNOVATION AND RE-INVENTION IN THE SPACE BETWEEN
JUNE 13-16, 2024 | DAYTON, OH, USA
Messengers from the Stars:
On Science Fiction and Fantasy
No. 7, 2024
Guest Editor: Ana Daniela Coelho
Co-editor: Diana Marques
Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2023 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:
Adapting Fantasy and Sci-Fi in the Age of Streaming
Is the ‘culture war’ a distraction from ‘real’ issues? Conventionally, ‘culture-warring’ has been conceptualised as a cynical political technique to divide people according to mere ‘cultural’ differences rather than material interests. Yet, as Judith Butler once remarked in a 1998 essay, this framing of certain issues as part of a ‘culture war’ presumes that “the distinction between material and cultural life is a stable one.” Other writers, such as Amardeep Singh Dillion, have also challenged this common-sense distinction between ‘culture wars’ and ‘class struggle.’ In the field of cultural studies, scholars have repeatedly stressed that the realm of culture is central to the political and material life of post-industrial societies.
Critical essays are invited for a book on queer representations in literature from South Asian countries. The local and allied global developments in queer literature in the regions and subregions of South Asia encompass diverse themes which bring to the fore the intricacies of political activism and demand for rights and policies cutting across myriad socio-cultural forums and settings. Emphasizing on how local, 'situated' and specialized knowledge is produced and how they impact operations of power in multi layered South Asian societies, the proposed book would throw light on shared and shifting conversations on/of queer communities across diverse disciplines, fields of knowledge and areas.
December 2022 marked William Gaddis’s (1922-1998) centenary. Reputed during his lifetime for—in his characters’ words—being “difficult as I can make it,” or writing “for a very small audience,” the years since his death have nonetheless seen his work republished in increasingly wide-reaching editions and discussed in numerous online reading groups, with his unpublished archive increasingly studied and brought to public attention.
The present edited collection of academic essays seeks contributions that will challenge, update, expand, or surpass the extant understandings of Gaddis’s work, clarifying what it can offer readers more than a century after his birth.
In Germany, drag is a hot topic ... again. Through the spread and visualization of diverse, subcultural manifestations that long ago left rigid binaries such as king and queen behind, e.g. during the international festival go drag! in Berlin in October 2022, and through its entry into pop culture, not least thanks to the first broadcast of Drag Race Germany in fall 2023, drag is experiencing an upswing in Germany.
The 27th Southern Writers/Southern WritingGraduate Student Conference
University of Mississippi
July 26th-27th, 2024
Call for Submissions
“Southern” Legacies in the 21st Century
The Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SW/SW) is an interdisciplinary conference, welcoming graduate students, creative writers, activists, and community members with interest in the U.S. or Global South from all departments and fields of study. The 27th edition of SW/SW will be held at the University of Mississippi from July 26th-27th, 2024.
Like no other, Marcel Proust was able to depict Paris, from the Belle Epoque to the interwar period, as the stage of a vast mundane theatre on which the last scions of aristocracy who were also successful writers like Robert de Montesquiou, Élisabeth de Clermont-Tonnerre, Anna de Noailles, Marthe Bibesco, Carmen Sylva, Elena Vacaresco, Aurélie Ghika, and Ludmila Savitsky enacted their glamorous lives by turning them into striking performances.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Papers and Research-Creations
Interactive Film and Media Annual Virtual Conference
June 12-14, 2024, via Zoom
Communities Structures Entanglements
New Deadline: Tuesday, January 16th
The VI Interactive Film and Media Conference 2024 is thrilled to announce a Call for Proposals focused on the compelling and intricate themes of "Communities Structures Entanglements." These themes present a rich ground for exploration, innovation, and critical examination in the rapidly evolving interactive film and media domain.
Bodies in Motion: Reassessing Materiality through Space and Time
16th annual Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
March 29-30, 2024
Keynote lecture to be delivered by: Kirsten Pai Buick, University of New Mexico
MIDWEST VICTORIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Seminars at the 2024 Conference| Call for proposals
April 19-21, 2024. University of Iowa | Applications due: February 5, 2024
Conference Theme: Evolving Forms
17th ESSE Conference
26-30 August 2024 in Lausanne, Switzerland
Sibel Izmir (Atilim University, Turkey)
Claus-Peter Neumann (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Liminality and Border-Crossing in Contemporary English-Speaking Theatre [in person]
Hip-Hop and Comics
By editors: Drs. Sheena Howard, Brea Heidelberg, Justin Burton
(Tentative Publisher: University Press of Mississippi)
Notable deadlines: 250 to 300-word abstracts due by February 15th, 2024, for consideration.
February 19, University of Vienna & online
Furious Flower IV Call for Proposals
Words. Worlds. Abundance.
The Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University invites proposals for papers, panels, and performances that engage the global histories, aspirations, and forms of Black poetry. Since our groundbreaking 1994 gathering, the Center has convened a series of decade-defining conferences that explore and generate significant developments within Black poetic activity and scholarship.
With a canonical perspective and long historical memory, we have, in the intervening decades, curated, catalogued, and nurtured Black poetic activity in its plural manifestations as it surged and moved from the margins to eminence.
Nowhere is the changing landscape of higher education more evident than in Florida. From changing student demographics and enrollment to discussions surrounding academic freedom, our institutions of higher education are at the forefront of many political and philosophical conversations. Oftentimes, the intellectual and creative work of the faculty, staff, and independent scholars that support these institutions continues to challenge and further these conversations. However, there is more fluidity in Florida than merely the political situation: our natural environment is in a state of flux as our population is growing at an exponential rate.