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NeMLA 2023 - Making Life in Limbo: Representing Life, Resilience and Community in Refugee Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:58am
Jonathan Nash (University of Victoria)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 54th Annual NeMLA Convention to be held from March 23-26, 2023, in Niagara Falls, NY. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2022.

Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

NeMLA 2023 Panel: Untelling Stories: Mad Techniques of Narrative Noncompliance

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:58am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

 

This accepted creative panel invites abstracts for the upcoming NeMLA 2023 conference at the University at Buffalo in Niagara Falls, NY from March 23-26, 2023. 

 

As Mad writers, we are called to confess: in the form of scholarship based on disclosing “lived experience,” activism which centers individual stories of trauma and healing, or sanitized “mental health” narratives which point only toward a legible life. Amidst the ever-growing demand for “mental health awareness” and concomitant psychiatrization of everyday life, Mad writers face increasing pressure to plate recovery-oriented stories for sane consumers. In the face of this pressure, I ask, where do we go? What do we write? And how do we know?

 

Shakespeare and Race: Spoken Word(s)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:54am
The London Shakespeare Centre, King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 19, 2022

The London Shakespeare Centre, King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe 

Shakespeare and Race: Spoken Word(s) 

Date: 4-5 November 2022 

Location: King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe 

 

Confirmed Speakers: Nandini Das (Oxford University), Joyce MacDonald (University of Kentucky), and Dennis Austin Britton (University of British Columbia), and Jane Grogan (University College Dublin) 

 

UPDATE_Culture-bound syndromes in Popular Culture/Call for Chapters_ROUTLEDGE

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 9:18am
Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

UPDATE 28 June. This call is now closed. 

Dear colleagues,

You are invited to submit an abstract for the upcoming edited collection Culture-bound syndromes in Popular Culture. The volume aims to provide in-depth and analytical insight into the representations of cultural imagery and narratives of various culture-bound syndromes through the lens of global and national popular culture, covering movies, television, literature, visual arts, fashion, festivals, popular music, and graphic novels.

Call For Research Papers on World Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 8:29am
IMPRESSIONS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Call for Papers by 31 July, 2022 and 30 September 2022

Impressions

A Bi-Annual International Refereed e-Journal of English Studies

Research Papers on World Literatures

Graphic Novels as Cultural Artifacts at NeMLA

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 10:18am
Catherine Ross / Southwestern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This call for papers is for the NeMLA conference which is scheduled to take place in person in Niagara Falls, NY between March 23-26, 2023.

Faith, Education, and Ecological Crisis: An Online Symposium

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 5:36am
The Guardians of Creation Project
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 24, 2022

In Laudato Si', Pope Francis declared, "a great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us [...] Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us [...] living our vocation to be protectors of God's handiwork" (2015: 202-217). Seven years later, educators continue to face this challenge of integrating faith and spirituality into teaching about the ecological crisis we face in the twenty-first century. How can we empower our young people to take action and become the ecological citizens of the future?

'Melancholia' - The Polish Journal of Aesthetics Vol. 66 (3) 2022

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 8:57am
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Call for Papers

 

Melancholia

 

Volume 66 (3/2022)

 

Submission deadline EXTENDED: July 31, 2022

 

Editors:

Anna Wysowska (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland),

Krzysztof Zanussi  (director, screenwriter and professor of cinematic arts)

 

 

Afterlives of the Antisocial

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 5:14pm
Postmodern Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

For nearly two decades, the “antisocial thesis” has enthralled queer theoretical thought, permeating a variety of debates surrounding relationality, sexuality, gender, race, psychoanalysis, and temporality. Christened by Robert L. Caserio during an infamous 2005 MLA panel, the antisocial thesis, Caserio elaborates, described a “decade of explorations of queer unbelonging” positioned against an intensifying “gay rage for normalizing sociability.” As Robyn Wiegman warns, however, the antisocial thesis “is not ‘a’ thesis.

Confluențe. Texts and Contexts Reloaded 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 3:04pm
Faculty of Letters, University of Oradea, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Confluente. Texts and Contexts Reloaded invites submissions for its 2022 issue on the topic of:

LOVE IN MODERN AND POSTMODERN LITERATURE

We welcome scholarly contributions written in English and French that explore and interact with the ways in which love is represented in literature, theatre, and film. 

All paper submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, research content, and correctness. Please read the complete submission and formatting guidelines at:
http://www.confluente.univoradea.ro/en/notes-to-contributors

Deadline: JULY 3rd 2022

Constructed Languages and Power in Science Fiction and Fantasy

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 12:09pm
Matt Barton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

We have extended our deadline for submissions.

We invite essays for a collected edition that investigates constructed languages (e.g., Klingon, Trigedasleng, Valyrian, Na'vi, Dothraki, Belter, Tolkien's Elvish) in the contexts and functions of socio-political power within the broad category of science fiction, speculative, and fantasy encompassing film, tv, games, and comics. How are conlangs in a work used to "other" groups of people or to construct their subjectivity? How do they reveal power relations in a geo-political system? How does the analysis of conlangs and power help us understand the world that we live in?

Black Literature and Black Heroes

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 8:19am
African American Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Call For Papers- Black Literature and Black Heroes

 

NeMLA 2023 Seminar: Rethinking Resilience: Ways of Seeing and Being in the Pandemic

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 9:51pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The process that is central to the development of language is the critical encounter between different groups (marked by their "physical, cognitive, neurological differences," as NeMLA's note on "resilience" suggests) in possession of different kinds of valuation in the course of which "certain words, tones, rhythms, meanings are offered, felt for, tested, confirmed, asserted, qualified, changed" (Keywords 12). This process of evolution/metamorphosis, as demonstrated by Raymond Williams in his Keywords,  is often accelerated in periods of unprecedented crisis.

Call for Papers: "Minimalisms Now: Race, Affect, and Aesthetics"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 8:45pm
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 24, 2022

Less is more. Unclutter the mind. Spark joy. More than a generation has passed since Columbia University’s 1988 Summer Writers’ Festival brought together a roundtable for “Throwing Dirt on the Grave of Minimalism,” but it seems minimalisms are alive and well both in aesthetics and in lifestyles in the twenty-first century. What are the forms, styles, and genres of minimalism today? What is their relation to the heyday of minimalist sculpture, music, literature, and architecture in the 1960s through 1980s? Who are the practitioners of minimalism, and how are various minimalisms gendered, racialized, sexualized, and classed? And under what social, political, and economic conditions are these practitioners drawn to minimalism now?

Queer and Trans Theologies in American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 4:52pm
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 16, 2022

Queer and Trans Theologies in American Literature

MMLA

Minneapolis

November 17-20, 2022

43rd Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot Society

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:57pm
International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

43rd Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot Society

23-25 September 2022

This cfp can also be found at our website. You can help us to advertise this easily attended conference far and wide: please distribute widely and post this link on your own social media sites.

Call for Papers

Collective Memory & Oral tradition: Explorations and Interpretations

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:55pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship B.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Collective Memory & Oral tradition: Explorations and Interpretations

International Conference
20-21 July 2022
(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)

Thematic Approach

GIRES is committed to creating a welcoming space for discussion, collaboration, and exploration of oral history’s potential as a tool for local, national, and international projects that would enrich and even revise chapters of history. 

Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:55pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship B.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line

International Conference
14-15 July 
(Zoom sessions: 2 days/Virtual platform: 5 days)

Thematic Approach

Special Issue: Nuclear Ghosts

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:55pm
Jenny Stümer Centre for Apocalyptic and Postapocalyptic Studies, Heidelberg University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Call for Papers

Apocalyptica is an international, interdisciplinary, open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University. 

Editors: Robert Folger, Felicitas Loest and Jenny Stümer

Deadline: Abstracts (250 words) are due Tuesday 9 August 2022 

Contact: publications@capas.uni-heidelberg.de

 

Special Issue: Nuclear Ghosts

Enlightenment and Modern Ireland Legacies & Afterlives

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:55pm
ISLE research project
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 17, 2022

Special Issue: “Enlightenment and Modern Ireland:  Legacies and Afterlives”

 

Guest Editors:

James Ward, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, jg.ward@ulster.ac.uk

Joe Lines, Chang'an-Dublin International College, China, joe.lines@ucd.ie

 

Please submit 250 word abstracts to the editors by 17 October 2022

 

Whether we praise or deride it, we now live in its shadows and must reckon with what it has bequeathed us. Western thought is haunted by the Enlightenment

(Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, 2013)

NeMLA Roundtable CFP: Resilience, Failure, and Academic Identity (WGSC Session)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:54pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This roundtable session is interested in resilience as a form of individual emotional labor that, like all emotional labor according to Arlie Russell Hochschild, places unequal demands on faculty who are untenured, contingent, or who identify in historically-marginalized identity categories. Academic identities are tied to the production of scholarly projects, and, according to Skovholt and Trotter-Mathison, one of the many benefits of resilience is that it can “stabilize or even increase work productivity” (Rozelle-Stone, 2020). Thus resilience focused on scholarly output can exacerbate already-exploited academic labor (Brouillette, 2014; Tokumitsu, 2015).

Call for papers | Institutional Discourses of Authority on the School and the Education Systems: Circulation and (re)Production of Meanings in Education Research

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:54pm
Revista Lusófona de Educação
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Revista Lusófona de Educação announces a call for papers for the thematic dossier Institutional Discourses of Authority on the School and the Education Systems: Circulation and (re)Production of Meanings in Education Research.

Guest Editors: Luís Manuel Bernardo (CHAM, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal), Daniel Bart (Théodile-CIREL, Université de Lille, France) and Teresa Teixeira Lopo (CeiED-OP.Edu, Universidade Lusófona, Portugal)

We welcome contributions to this dossier that problematize the following aspects (the list is not exhaustive):

Roundtable on “Cross-pollination and Collective Action: Diversity and Decolonization across MLL”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:54pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

What is the state of diversity, decolonization, and the curriculum in the various Modern Languages and Literatures? How can we organize for collective action and change across the different contexts and language systems? How do we connect with critical race, gender, sexuality, migration, Indigenous, and disability studies, and how does this shape our curriculum design, pedagogy, and praxis so they are relevant to and transformational for our students?

Revolutionary Violence (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:54pm
Payal Dahiya / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls

The study of violence works on constituting different angles through which violent actions take place, while also focusing on the difference in the morality of actions that are thus committed. Since everybody accepts facts in an interpretational setup, the realities of ground zero are ignored. The act of attaining knowledge, as Michel Foucault says, requires digging. Rather than interpretation there needs to be an understanding of the difference between the representative point of view and representation.

Recasting the Bygone Witch: Examining Strength in Preservation (NeMLA 2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:54pm
Panel at NeMLA 2023, March 23-26, 2023, Niagara Falls NY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

From Sabrina to Supreme, there are plentiful modern representations of the witch in popular culture, each exuding singular or group-sourced power borne from traditions of centuries-past, as manifested in literature, television, film, or local lore. But what about the lesser-known witches, those who practice and represent branches of witchcraft rarely examined within the subcultural analysis or fandom?

This panel examines portrayals of lesser-known witches and how their quiet unconventionality, even within the broader occult subculture, might inform scholarship, practice, and preservation. What can we learn by examining lesser-known witches or unconventional representations of the witch?

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