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ACLA 2024 (Montreal) Panel: Mirror/Mirror

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 10:37am
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2023

We're accepting paper proposals for the following seminar at the ACLA annual meeting, which will be held in Montreal, March 14–17, 2024. Papers should be submitted online through the ACLA portal. Feel free to email with any questions.
 

Mirror / Mirror

Organizers: Hilary Bergen (The New School), Sandra Huber (Concordia University)

Ecological (In)hospitality in the 20th and 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 10:32am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Ambiguous and paradoxical, the concept of hospitality has been extensively explored in its social, political, and ethical dimensions. In his cycle of seminars on hospitality (1995-97), Jacques Derrida reconstructs hospitality’s conceptual history, highlights its complexities and contradictions, and underlines the imbrication between hospitality and hostility. Building on Derrida’s reflections, works such as Rosello’s Postcolonial Hospitality: The Immigrant as Guest (2001), McNulty’s The Hostess: Hospitality, Femininity, and the Expropriation of Identity (2006), and Baker’s Hospitality and World Politics (2013) have considered the global, transnational, and gender aspects of hospitality.

“Narrative Prosthesis” Today: A Critical Reassessment (ACLA 2024, Montreal)

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 10:31am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

It has been nearly twenty five years since the publication of David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder’s Narrative Prosthesis. This seminar considers the status of its eponymous central concept.

Michael Bérubé has stressed the significance of “narrative prosthesis,” describing it, in The Secret Life of Stories, as “the single most influential account of narrative in disability studies” (41). This concept has become so important that, according to Bérubé, “any subsequent account of disability and narrative cannot fail to address” it (41).

International Conference on Cross-Religious Exchanges in Eastern Indian Cultural and Literary Traditions

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 10:31am
School of Language & Literature, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology-Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

KIIT School of Language & Literature (KSLL) invites papers for the international conference on the topic of “Cross-Religious Exchanges in Eastern Indian Cultural and Literary Traditions” to be held on February 15-17, 2024 in the hybrid mode at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology-Deemed to be University. The conference aims to explore the interactions among religion, philosophy, and literary and cultural texts from the Eastern and North Eastern part of the Indian subcontinent.

'Most rare!': Teaching Surplus Shakespeare

updated: 
Friday, September 15, 2023 - 1:31pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

As early as middle school, students learn to accept if not revere certain plays among Shakespeare’s works as canonical. Some are so ubiquitously recognizable that people know the plot through pop culture or other means without ever having read the work itself. However, there are a number of plays that are rarely recognized at all, let alone produced, read, or studied. Many history plays, for example, bridge a gap between iconic, climactic battles at Agincourt or Bosworth Field. Coriolanus is recognizably Roman, but Julius Caesar is the perennial favorite. Romeo and Juliet is a popular cultural touchstone, but who knows even the outlines of Cymbeline or Pericles?

Disability Studies in Dramatic Texts and Performance

updated: 
Friday, September 15, 2023 - 10:18am
46th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 8, 2023

46th Annual Comparative Drama Conference 

Conference Dates: April 4 - 6, 2024

Location: Orlando, Florida 

Deadline for Abstract Submission: October 1, 2023

 

Disability Studies in Dramatic Texts and Performance 

Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability studies in dramatic texts and performance. We invite research on representation, imagery, symbolism, societal regulation, social impact, or the construction of disability as it pertains to casting and depictions of those with disabilities in playtexts and dramatic performance. 

Ann Leckie and Speculative Fiction Revolution

updated: 
Friday, September 15, 2023 - 9:57am
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Multiple award-winning author Ann Leckie is extremely well-regarded in speculative fiction, but relatively understudied in academia. With a new book out in June 2023 that expands the world of the Imperial Radch trilogy, it is an exciting time to be an Ann Leckie scholar. This session invites essays that address her work broadly.

The Speculative Fiction Novella (conference panel)

updated: 
Friday, September 15, 2023 - 9:56am
NeMLA Conference, 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the past decade, the novella has re-emerged as one of the dominant forms of contemporary speculative fiction, with both stand-alone debuts and long-running series taking part in the form. This session invites papers that examine the novella form in speculative fiction in a number of ways.

Deadline approaching--Teacher Development Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 10:15pm
Symposium Organizing Committee / Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 24, 2023

Deadline approaching--Teacher Development Symposium

Assisting the Professional Development of Teachers

The 2024 Teacher Development Symposium will be held online on Saturday 20th January from 1:00 to 6:00 pm JST.

The symposium is a chance for teachers, trainee teachers and researchers involved in language education to share their research, ideas, activities and opinions related to the profession.  The symposium is also an excellent opportunity to meet fellow teachers, researchers and trainee teachers from the central Japan region and beyond. 

 

Modelling Change: ALCA 2023

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:44pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

“Things change,” no doubt, and for many decades now changes in literature and the visual arts have often been conceptualized in two interconnected ways. First, artifactual change is taken as a sign of or proxy for deeper, systemic modifications (from old-fashioned “periods” to master changes like “rationalism,” “capitalism,” and “modernity”). To “historicize,” as Frederic Jameson enjoined us to do, means to imagine artifacts as registering the complex conditions that made them possible in the first place. Second, this brand of change is thought through the trope of rupture, since the various systems that relay one another — call them paradigms, epistemes, horizons or regimes — are held to be incommensurable, despite possible surface similarities.

CFP: Global Perspectives on Surveillance (Jump Cut)

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:43pm
Jump Cut
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Global Perspectives on Surveillance

Call for Papers

 

Special Section of Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media (editor-in-chief Julia Lesage)

Section Editor: Gary Kafer (University of Chicago)

 

Description

This special section of Jump Cut seeks original research and review essays that examine the global circuits of surveillance that increasingly mark contemporary social and political life.

 

“Global Plant Humanities: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Botanical Life”

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:43pm
Sadhan Chandra Mahavidyalaya, John C. Ryan, & Goutam Majhi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

                                                                A One-Day International Conference

                                                                               on

                                   “Global Plant Humanities: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Botanical Life”

                                                                            organised by

The Department of English, Sadhan Chandra Mahavidyalaya in collaboration with the School of Arts & Social Sciences, Southern Cross University, Australia

Date of Conference: 12-12-2023                                                                 Mode: Hybrid

Call for Contributions to Notes from the Field (TPS Collective): Fall 2023

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:43pm
Notes from the Field [TPS Collective]
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Contributions to Notes from the Field: Fall 2023 

Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is accepting submissions about teaching and working with primary sources for three series of peer-reviewed blog posts: “Student Perspectives,” “Accessibility in Primary Source Instruction,” and “Primary Sources for K–12 Audiences.” These series are intended to highlight a broad range of voices from all sectors of the TPS community. Please see the calls below for more information.

Series One: Student Perspectives

“This shabby piece of equipment”: Modernism and Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:42pm
International Lawrence Durrell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

“This shabby piece of equipment”: Modernism and Artificial Intelligence

 

Session sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society

 

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900

 

 

The International Lawrence Durrell Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on artificial intelligence in the modernist era. Potential subjects include:

 

Queer & Trans Philologies

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:42pm
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

QUEER & TRANS PHILOLOGIES, 22–23 MARCH 2024 (UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE / HYBRID)

 

Hurricane Katrina at 20: Rethinking the Literary and Cultural Legacies of the Storm

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:42pm
Courtney George/Columbus State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of Mississippi Quarterly

“Hurricane Katrina at 20: Rethinking the Literary and Cultural Legacies of the Storm” 

 Guest Editors, Courtney George and Judith Livingston (Columbus State University)

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast with catastrophic results for the surrounding communities, which are still recovering today. Almost immediately, journalists, artists, and scholars began producing significant work about Katrina—work that has continued, especially as we begin to view the disaster and its circumstances in the context of our current social justice and climate-related struggles.

NeMLA 2024 CfP: Archives in Transit: From Personal Life Histories to Public Experiences as Academics

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:42pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Archives in Transit: From Personal Life Histories to Public Experiences as Academics

 

Northeast Modern Language Association

 

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2023, at: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20713

 

Abstract

While life in the academy often precludes acknowledging one’s own personal and familial life histories and experiences, generative and embodied scholarship in the humanities requires a thorough reckoning with our positionality and intersectionality. In this creative session, participants traverse from the personal to the professional by paying homage to the roots that lead to routes.

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster Area

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:41pm
Shane Trayers/ SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers

Apocalypse, Dystopia and Disaster

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on September 1, 2023

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2023

 

Young Adult + Series + Romance (proposal deadline Dec. 1)

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:41pm
Journal of Popular Romance Studies (JPRS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

2023 marks the fortieth anniversary of the initial publication of Sweet Valley High. While Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield may rank amongst the best-known teen romance heroines, the texts themselves exist within a much larger pantheon of series books intended for or read by teens, and featuring romance narratives. The Journal of Popular Romance Studies (JPRS) seeks articles for a special issue devoted to young adult series romance. These articles may focus on YA series romance from any historical period or language context, and may derive from any relevant discipline, including interdisciplinary approaches.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

Fluid Boundaries: Gender and the Freedom of Movement in American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:18pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2023

Fluid Boundaries: Gender and the Freedom of Movement in American Literature

International Seminar
1 October-3 December 2023

-Live:Sundays
-Virtually:anytime till 3 December

 

Course FacilitatorOlga Akroyd , Ph.D 

CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2024

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:18pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2024

March 21-23, 2024 | Atlanta, Georgia

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 54th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

 

The general conference theme is “transformations,” so we are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to our theme of confluence in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Queen Elizabeth II: Life, Times, Legacies

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:18pm
Department of Modern Languages, Cultures and Literatures NOVA FCSH
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Queen Elizabeth II: Life, Times, Legacies
Department of Modern Languages, Cultures and Literatures
NOVA FCSH
Colégio Almada Negreiros, Campus de Campolide
17-19 April 2024

 

Website: queenelizabeth2024.wordpress.com

 

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