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“Invisible Secrets in Pre-1865 American Literature” (SAMLA)

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:19pm
Michael S. Martin/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Recent scholarly approaches in antebellum American literature emphasizes the role of secrets and secrecy, as in Dominick Mastroianni’s Politics and Skepticism in Antebellum American Literature (2022); essays on secrecy in Emily Dickinson’s poetry (Jeffrey Simons, Paul Scott Derrick, 2011); and the secret lives of nineteenth-century literature (Harper, Dickinson, Melville, 2022) in digital media, as Kayla Shipp has argued. This panel explores the way that unstated ideas, points, or secrets are exchanged in antebellum American literature. “Secrets” could be considered as gossip, or social exchange, in texts; hidden codes or alternate forms of discourses in various forms of writing; covert, extratextual meanings in texts, and much more.

Call for Panel Proposals: Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC) Sponsored Panels for RSA

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

Call for Panel Proposals
Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC) Sponsored Panels for RSA
Renaissance Society of America Conference
Boston, MA, USA March 20-22, 2025
CFP Deadline: August 1, 2024

As an Associate Organization of the Renaissance Society of America, RCSC will be sponsoring up to two sessions at next year’s RSA conference in Boston. We seek proposals for complete panels on any subject of the Renaissance world. All fields are welcome. Please see the details below about what is expected to propose a panel, or consult the RSA conference website. 

Deadline Approaching: Engaging Global Cinema Cultures: Discourses and Disruptions

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Global Cinema Symposium, University of Texas at Dallas
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Nov. 1-2, 2024, In-person at the University of Texas at Dallas

 Keynote Speakers: Dr. Lúcia Nagib (University of Reading), Dr. Lalitha Gopalan (University of Texas at Austin)

Special guests include Samirah Alkassim (George Mason University),
Iggy Cortez (University of California, Berkeley), Shekhar Deshpande (Arcadia University), and Meta Mazaj (University of Pennsylvania).

Jubilee!

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

It's our 50th birthday, and we're having a party!

Please join us Feb 28th-Mar 1st, 2025 for a very special Sewanee Medieval Colloquium. This year’s conference theme is intended to be as capacious as possible to encourage previous presenters, respondents, and plenaries to return to the Colloquium to celebrate what lies ahead for Medieval Studies. The meeting is intended to celebrate the ways in which the conference has fostered conversations between established scholars and new voices in the field. To this end, we hope to create as many panels as possible that pair former attendees with new, emerging scholars as we think about the future of the discipline.

Star Trek and Disability

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Canadian Journal of Disability Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Papers — Disability and Star Trek, Special Issue of CJDS

 

Proposal Deadline: September 1, 2024

 

Hideous Progenies: Adulterous Adaptations of Frankenstein in the 21st-Century

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Kyle William Bishop
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

With the commercial and critical success of Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things (2023), I am assembling a collection of scholarly essays that will explore additional unfaithful 21st-century adaptations (in various media) of Mary Shelley’s 1818 masterpiece, Frankenstein. Taking a page from Thomas Leitch’s idea of the “Ethics of Infidelity,” I propose that investigating the longevity of Shelley’s essential story (the overreacher plot coupled with an animated or re-animated creature) as translated into a variety of “adulterous adaptations” would demonstrate how the plot, structure, character types, themes, etc.

11th International Biennial Conference on American Studies

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:17pm
Akaki Tsereteli State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 27, 2024

 

XI International Conference on American Studies

Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia will host a two-day international biennial multidisciplinary conference on American studies. The conference is dedicated to the memory of Professor Vasil Kacharava, the former president of the Georgian Association for American Studies and one of the founding fathers of American Studies in Georgia. It is organized by Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU), ATSU Foreign Affairs and Development Office and John Dos Passos Association of Georgia.

CFP Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis: On the Uses of Absence

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:17pm
Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2024

Soapbox 6.0: On the Uses of Absence

-- peer-reviewed; open to critical and artistic work; submission deadline: June 10; extended proposals --

The Coming Freedom: Censoring Queer Lives, Bodies, and Books

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:17pm
Kurt Milberger & Hannah Shearer The Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

The Journal of Popular Culture Special Issue Call for Papers

The Coming Freedom: Censoring Queer Lives, Bodies, and Books

About this Issue

Ambedkar and Community: Minor Figurations and Comparative Mediations

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:14pm
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 22, 2024

Singularly remembered for his influential role in authoring the Constitution of India, Ambedkar’s
thinking continues to provoke new thoughts on the normative orders of the social and the state.
However, foregrounding the centrality of “community” in understanding the social and the state,
this conference invites scholars to rethink Ambedkar as a paradigmatic figure—a writer and a
thinker—on community, understood as critical, even conflictual, constellations of affinities and
associations.
The idea of such a conference itself was an offshoot of conversations and contestations among a
few scholars of Humanities and Social Sciences in Hyderabad, working and worrying

Call for Chapters for Toyetic Television: A Companion

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:13pm
Sophia Staite
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

From G. I. Joe workout routines and Sailor Moon wedding gowns to Bratz doll make-unders and Ferby modding, toyetic, merchandise-driven television from past decades has proved remarkably resilient. Toyetic television clearly holds a far greater and more enduring cultural significance than definitions such as “glorified half-hour commercials” (Hilton-Morrow & McMahan 2003, p. 78) might suggest. It is meaningful to individual viewers, it becomes “social lubricants facilitating communication between one child and another” (Steinberg 2012, p. 90), and it can connect generations through shared viewing and playing pleasures.

Fellowship for California Black Women Creative Writers

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:13pm
Muses & Melanin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 5, 2024

The Muses & Melanin Fellowship is a supportive, virtual, fully funded eight-month cohort-based professional development program for 30 talented California African American, Afro Latina, and multiracial women creative writers of the African diaspora who aspire to become professional authors. The fellowship is designed for women who do not yet have a lengthy list of publishing credits, are not under a publishing contract, do not have literary agent representation, and do not have a doctoral degree in English, Creative Writing, or Literature (a Master's degree in these subjects is fine, such as an MFA or MA). A Bachelor's degree is required.

ASAT's 67th Annual Conference: “Harmony & Discord”

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:12pm
American Studies Association of Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

 

Call for Papers

ASAT's 67th Annual Conference

“Harmony & Discord”

 

Now Open: Submissions of abstracts for presentations and panels are now open for the 2024 ASAT conference, which will take place from November 14 - 16 on the campus of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. 

 

Special Issue - Breaking Convention: Genre Fiction in a Global Frame

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:12pm
Lucinda Newns, Bishop Grosseteste University (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Special Issue of Literature, Critique, and Empire Today (formerly the Journal of Commonwealth Literature)

Deadline for abstract proposals: 15 July 2024

Panel exploring the representations of motherhood in Canada for the in-person conference “Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives” (University of Debrecen, Hungary, October 24-25, 2024)

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:11pm
Zsuzsanna Lénárt-Muszka, University of Debrecen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

CFP: Panel exploring the representations of motherhood in Canada for the in-person conference “Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives” (University of Debrecen, Hungary, October 24-25, 2024)

Teaching Octavia E. Butler: SAMLA 96 Special Session

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:10pm
Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Teaching Octavia E. Butler: Call for Papers SAMLA 96

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association

November 15-17, 2024
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, FL

We invite proposals from educators, graduate students, independent scholars, and anyone passionate about incorporating Butler’s works into their teaching and learning environments.

Panelists are encouraged to share specific lesson plans, classroom activities, and resources that effectively engage students with Butler’s texts. Discussions on the challenges and opportunities of teaching Butler in diverse educational settings are also welcome.

Dalloway Day Mini-Conference

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:10pm
Charlotte Fiehn/Center at West Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 21, 2024

The Center at West Park (CWP) is hosting Dalloway Day - a celebration of Virginia Woolf’s 1925 novel Mrs Dalloway - on June 21st. The event, beginning at 5pm, will feature a mini-conference session (approximately 2-hours) and a film screening.

We would like to invite interested parties - established and emerging scholars, students, and general readers - to submit proposals (200 to 300 words) for 15 to 20 minute papers on the novel or aspects of Woolf’s work.

Please send proposals to charlotte.fiehn@yu.edu.

If you’re interested in attending the event without presenting, we’d also love to add you to the mailing list for the event. 

Reading Taylor Swiftly

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:04pm
Post-45 Contemporaries
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

“Reading Taylor Swiftly”CFP for Post-45 Contemporaries

Co-editors:

Stephanie Burt, Donald and Catherine Loker Professor of English, Harvard University

Gabriel Hankins, Associate Professor of English, Clemson University

 

Knowing India: Academic Social Responsibility and the Humanities

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:04pm
Centre for Translation of Indian Literatures (CENTIL), Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University and Humanities in India Partnership Programme, University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Knowing India: Academic Social Responsibility and the Humanities

Offered by Centre for Translation of Indian Literatures (CENTIL), Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University

under

SPARC Project (Scheme for the Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration) in association with the Humanities in India Partnership Programme, University of East Anglia.

Comparative Literature and Translation: Mapping Milestones, Tracing Trajectories

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:04pm
Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University in collaboration with the Comparative Literature Association of India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Comparative Literature and Translation:

Mapping Milestones, Tracing Trajectories

 

Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University

in collaboration with the

Comparative Literature Association of India

(23rd – 25th July 2024)

Three-Day International Online Conference in Memory of

 Dr. Chandra Mohan,

former General Secretary of CLAI

 

British Literature 20 and 21st Century

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:03pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

The "British Literature and Culture: 20th and 21st Centuries" session welcomes papers that explore the rich cultural heritage of 20th and 21st Century British literature. It is important to note that this session uses the term “literature” liberally to include visual and performing arts, products of stage and screen that point to aspects of British culture generally, including the country’s politics. With regard to the conference’s theme “Translation in Action,” the session also welcomes but does not require proposals that discuss how the non-Anglophone world has reacted to/understood/re-interpreted 20th and 21st century British literature, or thoughts on teaching this literature in the American classroom.

Corpus methods in the analysis of discourse - Special Issue

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:03pm
University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

We invite you to submit papers in English for the next 43rd issue of the journal “Świat i Słowo” (World and Word), which we dedicate to the use of corpus linguistics methods for the analysis of various linguistic phenomena occurring in discourse – broadly defined as “language in use” (Brown and Yule 1983). The aim of the volume is to present research that combines corpus linguistics and the analysis of different forms and varieties of discourse. Preference is given to articles presenting the results of original research of an empirical or analytical nature conducted using corpus linguistics tools and techniques to analyse the ways in which language is used in different contexts for communicative purposes.

CFP - Alizés (online journal): Learning and Teaching English in Multilingual Educational Environments

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:02pm
Université de La Réunion
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Learning and Teaching English in Multilingual Educational Environments

Deadline for abstracts (400 words) and short biographical notes (150 words): July 15, 2024
Notification of acceptance: September 16, 2024
Submission of full draft papers: January 31, 2025

Submission of final papers: June 15, 2025 

Languages: English, French

MLA format

 

Sci-Fi Special Issue

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:02pm
The Classical Connection
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 29, 2024

Call for Papers: 

Special Issue: “Vol. 2 No. 1, Sci-Fi’s Narratives of Possibilities and Probabilities” 

The Classical Connection (ISSN 2994-9262 Online)

 

Overview:

RSA 2025 Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Sessions CFP

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:02pm
The International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 29, 2024

The Margaret Cavendish Society will sponsor two or more sessions (panels or roundtables) at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. The RSA conference in 2025 will be held jointly with the Shakespeare Assocation of America. 

CFP: GOLDEN GIRLS! EDITED VOLUME ON TV SERIES CREATED BY SUSAN HARRIS

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:01pm
Rosanne Welch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

CFP: EDITED VOLUME ON TV SERIES CREATED BY SUSAN HARRIS

Screen Storytellers:

The Works of Susan Harris

Edited by Rosanne Welch 

 

This edited volume on the works of Susan Harris will be part of the new SCREEN STORYTELLERS series published by Bloomsbury Academic. Seeking 250-word abstracts for previously unpublished essays on television series created by Harris. Final essays will be 3,000-3,500 words, written for an audience of student readers.

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