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30 Years Later: Los Angeles 1992 / Sa-I-Gu / Los quemazones

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:55pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 11, 2022

Panel Abstract: 

Where does public history end and personal narrative begin? Practically everyone in the United States during the 1990s saw the footage of LAPD officers beating Rodney King, a Black motorist. Known by many names, the events that followed the acquittal of the four charged LAPD officers also took over television sets and radio waves far and wide. What the nightly news denounced as “the Riots,” others articulated as part of a resistance by the name of “No Justice, No Peace.”

Filth, Dirt, (Im)Purity, and the Woman

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:54pm
54th Annual NeMLA Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Women and their bodies share a close connection with (im)purity, filth, and dirt as unavoidable elements in their routines of care and caring. It could be said that the words like filth, dirt are loaded with colonial meanings and can become extremely complicated when understood from the socio-cultural-political lens. Through the postcolonial appropriations, these meanings have subsequently contributed to the patriarchal assumptions and gendered ideas of women’s roles, especially, in handling filth and dirt, in their daily duties of selfless care, nursing, cooking, cleaning, and mothering.

Queer Poetry and Poetics [NeMLA 2023]

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:54pm
Jan Maramot / University of California, Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

“Instead, queer means, splendiferously, you.

& you means someone who knows that common flavors for ice cream sandwiches in Singapore include red bean, yam, & honeydew.” – Chen Chen, Summer

Call for Journal Article Submissions

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:53pm
The Burney Journal/The Burney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Burney Journal

Call for Submissions

Volume 19

The Burney Journal is now accepting submissions for volume 19, to be published in 2023, and for subsequent issues to be published annually. A peer-reviewed publication of the Burney Society, The Burney Journal is available in print and indexed online by EBSCO Host and MLA International Bibliography.

Searching for Hopeful Outcomes: Optimizing Opportunities within Literature of Despair

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:53pm
Annette M Magid / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Within the genres of science fiction as well as in poetry and drama, scenarios of dystopic presentations are frequently reversed to reveal a more hopeful denouement. The focus of this year’s convention is Resilience which is identified on the NeMLA website as “an anchor term for critical and creative work that explores how we bear up under trauma,” amongst other critical issues in the world. Literature has been utilized as a means of explaining difficult issues and often works through a myriad of complications, revealing resilience as well as offering a glimmer of hope.  How do these writers achieve their encouraging shift from sometimes desolation and seeming hopelessness to a more hopeful viewpoint? Are there parallel constructs?

NeMLA 2023 Roundtable: "What's Next?: Constructing a Pedagogy of Resilience"

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NeMLA 2023: Niagara Falls, NY. March 23-26, 2023.

As we continue to transition our daily lives “back to normal”—or rather to our understanding of “normal” from a pre-pandemic perspective—how do we negotiate the lessons learned during the pandemic? Quarantine, lockdown, self-isolation, social distancing, and the many other necessary health measures we have taken, currently take, and may continue to take, have forced a reconsideration of how we work and how we teach. What are our key pedagogical takeaways to help build and foster resiliency during these times?

General Call for Papers

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 8:57am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS – FALL 2022

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Reconfiguring Corporeality in 21st Century

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 8:56am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

Reconfiguring Corporeality in 21st Century

How would it be possible to think the reality of the mind, of the I-subject, without a lived body?

—    Husserl

Insurgent Infrastructures

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 6:59am
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2022

Critique: Studies in Contemporary Literature

Call for Papers for Special Issue: Insurgent Infrastructures

Edited by Gabriella Friedman, Henry Ivry and Harriet Stilley

NeMLA 2023 Panel: Sustainability and Resilience in Early Modern and Enlightenment France

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:32am
Charlee Bezilla - George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In concert with the theme of the 2023 NeMLA annual convention, “Resilience,” this panel will consider in what forms sustainability and resilience (broadly conceived) appear in the literature and philosophy of ancien régime France. In the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, France and Europe more broadly faced a variety of social, political, economic, and environmental crises, from the brutal Wars of Religion in the sixteenth century, to the “Little Ice Age” climatic downturn that affected agricultural production, to more international disputes, political uprisings like the Fronde, the 1720 outbreak of plague in Marseille, and the Lisbon earthquake of 1755.

The Cultural Deliberation of Europe

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:28am
Margriet van der Waal/University of Groningen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022

Special issue working title: The Cultural Deliberation of Europe 

Intended journal: Continuum. Journal of Media and Cultural Studies

Editors: Jesse van Amelsvoort (University of Amsterdam, NL), Margriet van der Waal (University of Groningen/University of Amsterdam, NL)

 

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Call for Articles: Digital Dickens (Edited Volume)

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:28am
Emily Bell, University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: DIGITAL DICKENS There has been a growing number of online projects in Dickens studies over the past few years, but discussion of the role Digital Humanities has to play in Dickens scholarship (and vice versa) has been limited so far to conference papers and individual articles.

When It Changed: Women in SF/F since 1972

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:28am
Science Fiction Foundation / Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, Glasgow University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

To mark the 50th anniversary of Joanna Russ’s landmark short story, ‘When It Changed’, the Science Fiction Foundation and the Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at Glasgow University are proposing an online conference (3-4 December 2022) on women’s role in reshaping science fiction.

Updated CFP: Narrative Complexity in Recent Time-Travel Media

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 8:46am
Elizabeth Trepanier, Luke Leonard (Eastern Florida State College), and Emory O'Malley (Independent)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

We are seeking contributors for an edited collection of scholarly essays on these recent changes in the complexity of time-travel media (film, television, gaming, or literature). Submissions that are interdisciplinary in theory and method are welcome, especially those in popular culture, science fiction, fantasy, genre studies, critical media studies, narratology, etc. Abstracts and papers discussing recent time-travel media, approximately within the last decade, may include but are not limited to research concerning narrative structure, theme, genre, reception, comprehension, and other relevant topics.

REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2022

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 6:19am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

IL PARLAGGIO

ISSN 2280-6849

 

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

CFP: Tramp Press: Ireland’s Maverick Publisher

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 9:48pm
University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Tramp Press (f. 2014) is one of the leading voices in independent publishing, launching well-known writers from Ireland and beyond such as Sara Baume and Emilie Pine, and reissuing impactful past women writers. A globally-minded local press, Tramp’s list queries fixed ideas of “Irish” writing and of what can constitute the contemporary. 

Moving in with Trauma (NeMLA 2023)

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 9:47pm
Michelle Zheng/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

We have always lived with trauma, but how do we embrace trauma into our lives and create a meaningful life in the world we live in?

In recent years, critical considerations of aesthetics or beauty have been de-emphasized in literary criticism. There is a certain taboo about the notion of beauty, as Elaine Scarry has neatly pointed out: “many people have either actively advocated a taboo on beauty or passively omitted it from their vocabulary, even when thinking and writing about beautiful objects such as painting and poems” (117). There has been many talks about how aesthetics demeans a work’s values—serving as Bourgeois distractions from the real social issues we face, which rightfully remains as an important critical consideration.

Life Writing as World Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 9:47pm
edited collection
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

 

LIFE WRITING AS WORLD LITERATURE (book)

 

Deadline for abstracts: July 1, 2022Deadline for final essays: January 1, 2023

 

The series Literatures as World Literature by Bloomsbury Publishing aims to “take a novel approach to world literature by analyzing specific constellations — according to language, nation, form, or theme — of literary texts and authors in their own world-literary dimensions.” https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/series/literatures-as-world-literature/

 

14th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 3:39pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

The 14th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 16-17, 2022, at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. Presentation proposals on any aspect of the 2022 conference theme “Supernatural Louisiana,” as well as creative texts by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

RACISM, NATIONALISM AND XENOPHOBIA -5th International InterdisciplinaryConference (online)

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 2:54pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 25, 2021

ON-LINE CONFERENCE (via Zoom)

11-11 July 2022

CFP:

It is widely known that ideologies of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia are dangerous and spread all over the world. We want to examine these terms as much as possible, from many perspectives and variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.

   

“That’s a Take”: The International Television Commercial as Short Film

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 2:38pm
Gary Rhodes, Robert Singer
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

“That’s a Take”: The International Television Commercial as Short Film is a two-day, virtual conference that engages interdisciplinary scholarship from any critical/methodological perspective examining the international television commercial production as a short film narrative. As examined in Consuming Images: Film Art and the American Television Commercial (Edinburgh University Press, 2020) which established the complex vitality of the television commercial both as a short film and as an art form, the television commercial has an aesthetic and historical dynamic linking it directly to cinematic and media cultures.

The Nature of Things: Ecology, Philosophy, and Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 11:10am
Alexander Sorenson/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

What does it mean to write and think about nature? Do language, thought, and mimesis ultimately have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our natural environments, and do these environments in turn have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our words and ideas? Taking such questions as a starting point, this panel aims to explore how the relationship between the human community and the environment has occupied a central space within literature and thought across various epochs and epistemological arenas. 

Edited Collection: Global History of Astrology 1900-2021

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 10:32am
William E. Burns/George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

 I am recruiting contributors for a collection of scholarly essays with the working title Starcrossed Century: Astrology in Global Society from World War One to Covid. The book is designed to address the identification of the history of astrology with "premodern" history. The historiography of astrology is very active and intellectually exciting, but it focuses almost entirely on the period before 1800. Yet never have there been more astrological believers and practitioners than today.

“Transdisciplinarity @ HBCUs: (Re)Writing Black Futures Beyond the Margin”

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 9:38am
Special Issue of the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics (JMOR)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

In “Where Would We Be? Legacies, Roll Calls, and the Teaching of Writing in HBCUs (2021),” Beverly Moss asserts that “Black rhetorical excellence has thrived at HBCUs. Pedagogical and scholarly creativity in the teaching of writing has excelled” (146). However, it is her critical question that anchors this proposal: “where would we, in composition studies, be without writing and rhetoric faculty who have taught or currently teach at HBCUs and/or scholars in the field who are alumni of HBCUs?” (145). The creation of the HBCU Symposium on Rhetoric and Composition in 2016 helped to bring some of these contributions from the margins into the center of conversations about the teaching of writing that happens on HBCU campuses across the country.

Dante Decolonizer—Poet of Justice: Epistemic Plurality and the Ethical Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:02pm
Catherine Adoyo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Dante Decolonizer: Poet of Justice

Epistemic Plurality and the Ethical Imagination

 

…ché, per quanti si dice più li ‘nostro’… (Purgatorio, 15.55)

 This NeMLA sponsored seminar is designed to engage Dante’s interrogation of justice as an epistemically rooted, ethical imperative. This year’s speaker’s panel and subsequent roundtable seek to explore Dante’s attention to the centrality of epistemic plurality in the ethical imagination with respect to justice, as exemplified in key passages like: Inferno 3–5, 8, 26, 32–33; Purgatorio 10–11, 13, 15–18, 30–31; and Paradiso 3, 10–12, 17–21. 

NeMLA CFP: Manifesting Joy Through Posthumanist Praxis

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:02pm
Mimi Rowntree and Sarah Shelton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

 

In her most recent book, Posthuman Feminism, Rosi Braidotti calls on posthumanist educators to develop “an affirmative ethics that acknowledges the shared desire of all entities to persevere in their collaborative interdependence and to increase it for the common good” (118). She advocates for pedagogical praxis as a methodological innovation (and challenge) that draws on new materialism as a foundational theory and carnal empiricism as a method.

We hope to consider the following questions with a collaborative group of participants:

*What are concrete, shareable ways to put posthumanist/feminist/new materialist theory into practice (praxis) in the everyday higher ed classroom?

Romance/Popular Romance Fiction Area - Upcoming Conference Call for Paper Proposals

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 6:26pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION, Virtual, October 20 to October 22, 2022
AREA: ROMANCE/POPULAR ROMANCE FICTION
Deadline: August 1, 2022

 

            The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of Romance/Popular Romance Fiction for its annual conference.

 

NEPCA’s 2022 fall, virtual conference will be held Thursday October 20 – Saturday October 22, 2022. The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2022. 

           

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