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Spring Academy: Interdisciplinary Ph.D Conference in American Studies, March 18-22, 2024

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 10:20am
Heidelberg Center for American Studies, University of Heidelberg
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Heidelberg Center for American Studies

Annual Spring Academy Conference

 

Heidelberg, Germany, March 18-22, 2024

 


 

Call for Papers

 

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its annual Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion to be held from March 18-22, 2024.

The HCA Spring Academy provides 20 international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects.

Dewdrops on Embers: Deconstructing the Chequered Tropes of Existential Agonies in the Contemporary Arab American Poetry

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 10:19am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Greetings!
It gives me great pleasure to announce my proposed CFP for the upcoming ACLA American Comparative Literature Association conference to be held from 14th - 17th March 2024. Interested presenters may send in their papers latest by 30th September 2023 by visiting the ACLA webpage
https://www.acla.org/annual-meeting/seminars/paper-add

The Call for Papers for proposed seminar:-

Dewdrops on Embers : Deconstructing the Chequered Tropes of Existential Agonies in Contemporary Arab American Poetry “

..Now we walk out into the tunnel of days And a million memories rustle..”
- Lisa Suhair Majaj, Geographies of Light

CFP How Interdisciplinary Can We Be? (Re)Conceiving the Scope of Medieval Studies Today (A Roundtable) (virtual) (9/15/2023; ICMS 5/9-11/2024)

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 10:19am
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

How Interdisciplinary Can We Be? (Re)Conceiving the Scope of Medieval Studies Today (A Roundtable) (virtual)

 

Sponsoring Organization: Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

Organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023

59th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Hybrid event: Thursday, 9 May, through Saturday, 11 May, 2024

 

Session Rationale

 

Poetic Movements

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 12:46am
ACLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The poetic term “strophe” carries a long-standing implication of movement. It refers to the first part of an ode and is defined as a unit of movement with a song performed in Ancient Greek Tragedy by the chorus as it turned one way (strophe), then another (antistrophe) and then stood in its track (epode). In subsequent definitions, it came to be associated with the song of troubadours and became known for its flexibility in discussing poetic performance with music, dance, gesture and breath. Apart from strophe, movement is also implied in the description of other poetic terms.

NeMLA 2024: Extending Jouissance: The Excessive and The Transgressive in Contemporary Texts (in Boston, MA)

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 12:28am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Jouissance, the iconic Lacanian concept, means “surplus enjoyment,” where excessive pleasure converts into unpleasure and even pain after going beyond the subject’s affective or sensory capacity. Inherited from Freudian psychoanalysis, combined with Bataille’s eroticism, Marx’s surplus-value and adapted to feminism and socio-political theory by Cixous and Žižek, the connotations of jouissance have often been revised and reconfigured. 

Alan Garner and the Work of Time

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:57pm
York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023

We are seeking chapters for an edited book on the work of Alan Garner.

Described by Philip Pullman as ‘the most important British writer of fantasy since Tolkien’, Garner's importance and popularity deserve focussed critical attention.

JITP General Issue 24: Call for Submissions to The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:57pm
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions: Issue 24, due December 1st, 2023
Call for Submissions: Sections of the Journal

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Issue 24: General Issue

Issue Editors:
Elizabeth Alsop, CUNY School of Professional Studies
Cen Liu, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Sarah Silverman, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Reimagining Premodern Disability: Excess, Surplus, Gain

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:48pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel puts forward premodern disability as enhancement, surplus, or even reward, drawing from the concept of “disability gain,” coined by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Fox, Krings, Vierke, 2019), to reformulate disability as gain, instead of loss, or as a resource. The concept is based on H-Dirksen Bauman and Joseph Murray’s concept of “Deaf gain,” which approaches Deafness as a benefit that expands social, cultural, intellectual, and creative fields (2014). While this concept has yet to be applied to premodern disability, reading disability in premodern texts through the lens of “disability gain” may allow the modern scholar to reframe and discuss the premodern body outside of ethnocentric systems.

Unexpected Excesses: Nonviolence in Contemporary Transgressive Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:48pm
Rebecca Warshofsky / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

To transgress is to exceed, violate, or infringe upon a law, rule, or convention. When transgression occurs, it often manifests as violence — crime, terrorism, bodily mutilation, etc. — because these are obvious signifiers that a significant legal, social, or moral boundary has been crossed. But the mechanism of transgression, which is always present in society and always necessary for its evolution, can also take subtler forms, manifesting as disgust or abjection (Julia Kristeva), sexuality or eroticism (Georges Bataille), laughter or carnival (Mikhail Bakhtin), etc.

Stanley Kubrick and Conspiracy culture: Call for Chapters

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:48pm
James Fenwick (Sheffield Hallam University) Matthew Melia (Kingston University)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Stanley Kubrick and Conspiracy Culture: Call for book chapters

CFP 2023 on General Areas & Local Area Development Research

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:47pm
Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

CFP 2023

General Areas & Local Area Development Research

Under the Continuous Publication Model

Editor-in-Chief:
Dr, Pijush Kanti Khatua,
Principal, Bhatter College, Dantan

We are inviting original research papers on any topic under the following broad disciplines throughout the year. Once the review process of the individual article is completed, we will publish the articles throughout the year. As per the volume of contents, the articles will make an issue. At the end of the year, the issues will be printed as a Volume.

General Areas

Broad Disciplines:

The Postdigital Cultures, Aesthetics and Politics

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:45pm
University of Warsaw
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies

University of Warsaw

Thematic Issue 2024:  The Postdigital Cultures, Aesthetics and Politics

Editors: Spencer Jordan

Associate Professor in Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham

Bartosz Lutostański

Assistant Professor, Department of British Culture, University of Warsaw

 

CFP for IMC panel on "Crisis, Gender, and Society" -- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 SEPTEMBER

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:44pm
International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

This panel will discuss how the conception and operation of “crisis” intersect with issues of gender and the cultural codes of society. Assuming a broad temporal scope for the Middle Ages (c.500 CE–c.1500 CE), the panel is interested in examining how societal constructions of gender triggered and were, in turn, shaped and reshaped by disruptions and upheavals in religious life, literary culture, economic structure, and political organization. With its capacity to span the distance between private and public realms, can gender mediate the conceptualization of internal and subjective crises as well as large-scale social tensions and changes?

Materialities of Shame in the English-Speaking World: Bodies, Artworks and Objects

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:43pm
Alexandra Poulain - Sorbonne Nouvelle
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Materialities of Shame in the English-Speaking World: 

Bodies, Artworks and Objects 

 

Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1-2 December 2023

 

In this final conference of the “Shame” project, we propose to look at the ways in which shame is triggered, expressed, performed, contained, repressed, remembered, exorcised or reclaimed in material culture. 

 

Patricia Nell Warren

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:43pm
Western Kentucky University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

Next year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Patricia Nell Warren’s The Front Runner. I am planning an essay collection to commemorate Patricia (and already have an academic publisher that’s “definitely interested”). Pretty much any aspect on Patricia’s life and works would be welcome. There may also be a conference, but it would probably be a Zoom meeting. If you're interested, please contact me as soon as possible.

The Front Runner: athletics and homosexuality (the last taboo?), college life, fan mail, global reception, Olympic Games

 

The Fancy Dancer: Catholicism, smalltown homosexuality, Native American heritage

 

Hadestown Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:42pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Hadestown Panel”

Comparative Drama Conference

Orlando, FL, April 4-6, 2024

Deadline: October 12, 2023

This panel will examine Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown in any of its incarnations, from 2006 community theater project to 2010 concept album to 2019 Tony-winning Broadway musical. Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

(Dis)embodied Forms

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:41pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

By all accounts, we are living in a new age of form in literary criticism: the last decade has seen a slew of monographs, articles, and special issues devoted to what Jonathan Kramnick and Anahid Nersessian have called “the millennial reboot of formalism,” (Kramnick and Nersessian 2017, 652) one largely devoted to the political revivification of form. While these projects vary widely, they are united, in some ways, by a major omission: the body.

Children's Literature Association 2024 Conference (Madison, WI; 5/30-6/1)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:41pm
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Children's Literature Association 2024 Conference

May 30 - June 1, 2024

Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club
Madison, Wisconsin

Theme: Looking Back, Looking Forward:  ChLA at 50

As we approach the 50-year anniversary of the Children’s Literature Association’s founding, we gather to reflect on the past, present, and future of our field. 

Comparative Dylan @ Comparative Drama

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:39pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023

“Comparative Dylan @ Comparative Drama”

Comparative Drama Conference

Orlando, FL, April 4-6, 2024

Deadline: October 12, 2023

 

Bob Dylan has been performing on stage for six decades. However, his relationship to other performance arts remains underexplored and underappreciated. This panel will put Dylan’s work as a singer-songwriter and performance artist in conversation with relevant dramatic works, performances, and stage traditions.

Broadly speaking, I am looking for paper proposals in the following areas:

CFP: More is More: Maximalism, Materiality, and the Medieval Aesthetics of Embellishment (ICMS 2024, Kalamazoo, MI, May 8-10, 2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:37pm
Grace Catherine Greiner (Cornell University) and Jennifer Rabedeau (Cornell University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS
More is More: Maximalism, Materiality, and the Medieval Aesthetics of Embellishment
International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 8-10, 2024, Kalamazoo, MI)

Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2023 (on the ICMS submission portal)

Global Petrarch(s) and Petrarchism @ ICMS (Kalamazoo)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:37pm
Alani Hicks-Bartlett
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

2024 International Congress of Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo)

This panel invites papers considering the global reach and expanse of Petrarch and Petrarchan concepts, as reflected in: 1.) the poet’s work itself, 2.) his engagement with other literary and linguistic traditions, and 3.) intertextual responses to his work. Countering longstanding perceptions of an “insular” Petrarch who primarily gazes inward while losing sight of other perspectives and horizons, this panel considers the sociopolitical, transhistorical, comparative, intertextual, interlinguistic, and plurilinguistic frameworks that permit an understanding of a more capacious Petrarch—a Petrarch who can be understood “globally,” so to speak, in both his Latin and vernacular writings.

Theatre Annual, 2024 issue

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:35pm
Peter Reed, Associate Editor, Theatre Annual
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Deadline: January 15, 2024
THEATRE ANNUAL:  A Journal of Theatre and Performance of the Americas

Call for Articles, 2024 Issue

Call for Papers in Adaptation Studies: Literature, Film, & Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:34pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Associate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers

Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture Area

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

 

ACLA Seminar on Ecocritical Adaptations: Feminist and Queer Interventions

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:34pm
Sylvie Bissonnette / Fei Shi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This is a call for papers for the ACLA seminar titled "Ecocritical Adaptations: Feminist and Queer Interventions" organized by Dr. Fei Shi and Dr. Sylvie Bissonnette.

Archives of the Planetary, Ecologies of the Global South (ACLA 2024, Montreal)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:34pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference 
Palais des congrès, Montreal, March 14-17, 2024

Co-organizers: Christine Xiong (Stanford) and Fiana Kawane (University of British Columbia)

Édouard Glissant, in Poetics of Relation (1990), famously emphasizes that “Cultures develop in a single planetary space but to different ‘times.’ It would be impossible to determine either a real chronological order or an unquestionable hierarchical order for these times.”

Making Sense of (and With) Difficult Texts

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:33pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

 

ACLA Annual Meeting: Montréal, March 14-17 2024

 

The act of literary reading implies a commitment to the text, which means making ourselves available and open to its potential and consequences. Indeed, many texts require us to devote careful attention to them and to adopt a ‘vulnerable reading’ stance even though they escape our horizon of meaning. What are difficult texts and how can they be felt as such?

ACLA Seminar: Figuring the Lyric Across Media

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:33pm
Zoe Bursztajn-Illingworth, The University of Texas at Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

ACLA Annual Meeting 2024: March 14-17, Montreal, Canada
Figuring the Lyric Across Media Seminar 
Co-organized with Frances Grace Fyfe, Concordia University


 

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