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MLA 2024 Special Session: Bob Dylan's Blues: Blues Poetics and American Memory

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:22am
Robert Reginio/Special Session MLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 24, 2023

Bob Dylan's Blues: Blues Poetics and American Memory I am seeking  abstracts between 200-400 words for a panel on Dylan's incorporation, use, and revision of blues music especially in the context of theorists of blues poetics such as Houston Baker, Angela Davis, and Fred Moten. Most existing scholarship on Dylan's use of blues music remains informed by the work of writers and critics such as Sam Charters, Michael Gray, Greil Marcus, and Alan Lomax. This work often favors a conceptualization of the blues as a distant,  pre-modern source of "authentic" soundings.

Di/Con: Writing on the Verge

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:21am
Literature & Writing Studies Graduate Department at CSU, San Marcos
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 19, 2023

 

    What is DiCon?

Diverge: to separate. Converge: to meet. In mathematical terms, the prefix marks the difference between infinity and defined. The Literature and Writing Studies department at California State University, San Marcos seeks papers and creative works that expand, transgress, problematize, and rethink hegemonic boundaries and definitions. 

 

Call for Applications: Reviews Editor Gaskell Journal

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:20am
Gaskell Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2023

The Gaskell Journal seeks a new Reviews Editor. As well as publishing peer-reviewed articles, this annually produced academic journal features 2-4 book reviews, of works focused on Elizabeth Gaskell but also on Victorian literature and culture more generally. The reviews editor’s role is to identify suitable books for review, contact publishers to request a complimentary review copy, and appoint appropriate reviewers. As well as engaging with our regular reviewers, this also involves making new contacts in relevant scholarly fields. The reviews editor must then keep in contact with the reviewer to ensure that the review is completed in good time, and meets house requirements, before forwarding it to the journal editors.

Gaskell Journal Graduate Student Essay Prize 2024

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:20am
Gaskell Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

The Gaskell Journal

Joan Leach Memorial

Graduate Student Essay Prize 2024

Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2024

 

The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society. The winning essay will be published in the Gaskell Journal (with revisions as appropriate), and its author will receive £200 from the Gaskell Society, and a complimentary copy of the Journal.

 

Film-Philosophy Conference 2023

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:20am
Chapman University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2023

The next Film-Philosophy Conference will take place physically on campus at Chapman University, California, USA. 

This year’s event will feature a special screening of Marlon Fuentes’s critically acclaimed film Bontoc Eulogy (1995) followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

20 Years After Katrina: Tracing the Storm’s Impact on American Culture & Society

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:19am
Mary Ruth Stewart and Glenn Jellenik/ University of Central Arkansas
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina saw an explosion of texts that processed the storm. Works of fiction (novels, graphic novels, poetry, movies, tv shows) as well as a slew of memoirs, literary non-fiction books, documentaries, and songs surfaced to sift through the emotional rubble left in Katrina’s wake. Our 2015 collection, 10 Years After Katrina, was an attempt to critically process these artistic renderings of the storm’s effect on American culture. In the past ten years, it seems as if the storm of Katrina texts has … abated. Only a smattering of books have surfaced after 2015—a novel, The Lost Book of Adana Moreau (2020), Katrina: a History (2020), a memoir, The Yellow House (2019).

Call for Chapters -- August Wilson in Context

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:18am
Khalid Y. Long and Isaiah M. Wooden
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2023

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

August Wilson in Context

Edited by Khalid Y. Long and Isaiah Matthew Wooden

 

Ex-position Feature Topic Call for Papers -- The Twenty-First Century: The New Contemporary?

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:17am
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Ex-position Feature Topic Call for Papers

The Twenty-First Century: The New Contemporary?

 

Publication Date: June 2024 (Issue No. 51)

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023

 

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It’s time we began to talk about the twenty-first century. Period.

 

Periodization is one of those topics to which academics often say there are no well-rounded approaches. We qualify our account, understate the possibility of being spot-on, and even feel apologetic.  

 

"Forging the Medieval" in Institutions: Call for Special Issue Contributions

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:17am
postmedieval / guest editors Rebecca Menmuir and Hannah Armstrong
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: “FORGING THE MEDIEVAL” IN INSTITUTIONS

 

Proposals for short essays (c. 3500-8000 words) are warmly welcomed, on the topic of “forging the medieval” in institutions. In galleries, museums, schools, universities, libraries, archives, or other institutions, how is the medieval past forged? How is it created and curated, presented and (mis)represented, through the institution’s objects and the concept of the institution itself?

 

About the contribution and cluster:

Whose South Asia?

updated: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 10:16am
Aparajita De/ University of the District of Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2023

Concept note:

31st annual Midwestern Conference of Literature, Language, and Media: "Ethnic Images: Between Art and Reality in the United States"

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 2:39pm
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Conference Date/Location: March 25 - 26, 2023; DeKalb, IL

Deadline for Proposals: February 28, 2023

*Registration is now Open! https://mcllm7.wixsite.com/mcllm/registration-travel-planning

The 31st annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations from individuals and panels.

No Guardrails: Teaching and Learning in Times of Trauma

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 9:04am
Melissa J. Jones
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

This collection seeks essays willing to explore what it means to flounder and flop--to be afraid and uncomfortable--and to get back up to teach (one hopes) another day. For this is the precarious new normal of teaching and learning in post-pandemic America, where primary and secondary educators are fleeing the profession in droves--citing too much pressure, too little pleasure--and murmurs of “quiet quitting” across college campuses suggest that higher ed might not be far behind.

CfP: Transplanetary Ecologies Workshop

updated: 
Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 11:22am
Centre for Outer Space Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Continuous human presence in Low Earth Orbit, increasing expansion of techno-scientific infrastructures beyond Earth, and the extractivist ambitions of the commercial 'New Space' sector call for a reconsideration of the conventional analytical frameworks used to describe emergent (extra)terrestrial political, ecological, and social processes. On these accelerating investments, Vidmar has stated “the interplay between natural and social phenomena in the highly contested yet vastly open-ended Universe gave rise to an ecology of (trans)planetary systems – biological, technological and intellectual” (Vidmar, 2020, EASST.net).

Call for Submissions, 2023 Special Issue: “Laughter”

updated: 
Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 10:54am
The AutoEthnographer Literary and Arts Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

American author Mark twain said it best when he wrote, “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” With the world ever balancing so much to cry about with so much to laugh about, The AutoEthnographer Literary and Arts Magazine is excited to announce its call for submissions for the 2023 special issue, “Laughter.” Submissions will be accepted in any of our main categories (writing, poetry, multimedia, video, performance, etc.) between June 1, 2022 and June 1, 2023 and may respond to the following prompts:

MLA 2024: Interpreting Italian American Visual Arts and Cultures

updated: 
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 5:09pm
MLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2023

This panel investigates Italian American transnational and transgenerational depictions of memory and ethnic identity through visual culture. Our goal is to invite scholars to reflect on diverse media and forms of representation, drawing attention to artists, authors, and performers who used visual components to narrate their hybrid identities and relationships to trauma, diaspora, and postmemory. Names like Fasanella, B. Amore, DiSalvo, Stella, and Scanga, come to mind, as artists who gave form to visual tropes of memory narrating their experience as first and second generation Italian Americans. 

"Disembodied Communications: Vulnerable Identities and Caring Connections in Literary Texts" - York University English Graduate Student Association 2023 Conference - HYBRID (deadline extended)

updated: 
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 12:50pm
York University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Call for Papers:
“Disembodied Communications: Vulnerable Identities and Caring Connections in Literary Texts”
York EGSA Conference 2023 - May 12th, 2023

Deadline: EXTENDED -- February 28th, 2023, 11:59 pm EST

CFP: People, Planet and Prosperity for a Sustainable Future Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 10:03pm
Chaminade University of Honolulu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2023

Call for Abstracts and Proposals

Abstracts and proposals are called for research presentations, paper presentations, panels and position paper proposals. All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically though the chair persons listed. Only a complete submission is eligible for review. A confirmation email will be sent once the abstract or proposal has been received.

VLT #93: Reconsidering Mass Media

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:57pm
Velvet Light Trap
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

CFP Deadline has been extended to February 28, 2023! 

 

VLT #93: Reconsidering Mass Media

Samuel R. Delany and the City

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:55pm
Modern Language Association 2024 Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2023

Samuel R. Delany and the City Samuel Delany has strong ties to New York City and Philadelphia. Not surprisingly, many of his major works investigate cities. We seek papers on the city throughout Delany's work. 200 word abstracts; brief bio

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 10 March 2023

Daniel Shank Cruz, Hunter College, CUNY (danielshankcruz@gmail.com)  https://mla.confex.com/mla/2024/webprogrampreliminary/Paper22607.html 

Modernist Studies Association 2023 Annual Meeting

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:54pm
Erin Kappeler / MSA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 7, 2023

The Modernist Studies Association is thrilled to announce that the submission portal for our upcoming conference in Brooklyn, NY, October 26-29, 2023, is NOW OPEN at 

[CFP] Thanatic Ethics Workshop #4: In search of accountability 

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:51pm
International Research Centre for Cultural Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2023

 

Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces

Workshop #4:  In search of accountability

 

A partnership between International Research Centre for Cultural Studies (The Education University of Hong Kong), EMMA (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)

and The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM, Aix-en-Provence)

 

Venue: University Paul Valery Montpellier 3, France

Dates: October 5-6, 2023

Language: English

Crisis

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:47pm
Association of Postcolonial Thought and University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Crisis

 

The language of crisis suffuses current imaginings of past, present, and future. This symposium invites ambitious and expansive critical reflections on the concept of crisis and the postcolony across time and space. We welcome interdisciplinary provocations in the humanities, arts, and social sciences that offer the potential for thinking about crisis alongside forms of resilience, resistance, and collaboration.

 

Thomas Hardy: Special Session RMMLA

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:44pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023

Papers on any aspect of Thomas Hardy, poetry or prose, 19th or 20th century. Conference Dates: October 11-14, 2023. Conference Location: Denver, Colorado. Email abstracts or papers by April 1 to clay.daniel@utrgv.edu

Disability Aesthetics in a Premodern Global Context

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:38pm
MLA LLC Forum for Sixteenth-Century English Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

MLA LLC (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) 16th-Century English (D024)

 The MLA LLC Forum for Sixteenth-Century English Literature is sponsoring a guaranteed panel on “Disability Aesthetics in a Premodern Global Context” at the MLA 2024 conference in Philadelphia (4-7 Jan. 2024). We welcome submissions and inquiries from scholars at all career stages.

Call for Papers: How might we study disability aesthetics alongside histories of empire, settler colonialism, racial capitalism, etc.? How did global encounters shape depictions of dis/ability?

Send queries to Penelope Geng (pgeng@macalester.edu). 250-word abstracts due 28 Feb. 2023.

Pedagogy and performance special issue of Shakespeare Bulletin

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:37pm
Matteo Pangallo, Virginia Commonwealth University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Guest editors Matteo Pangallo (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Will Tosh (Shakespeare’s Globe) invite article abstracts for a proposed special issue of Shakespeare Bulletin on the use of performance in teaching Shakespeare and early modern drama in the twenty-first century. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to:

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