Signum University Press is pleased to announce a call for papers in honor of the 50th anniversary of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride, to be released in 2024 and edited by Faith Acker and Maggie Parke. We welcome papers by experienced and renowned or young and emerging scholars, of all nationalities, genders, identities, and colors. Interested contributors may submit a 500-word abstract in English by 1 April 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full drafts of maximum 10,000 words will be due by 1 October 2023.
RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
66th Annual Conference
Saturday, 23 September 2023
We are pleased to announce a call for papers for our 66th Annual Conference, to be held at the University of San Diego.
CALL FOR PAPERS
How can we harness of the power of Black joy? How have Black thinkers, scholars, and artists turned their attention to forms of Black happiness as a critical and necessary affectual response to the logics of Black death? How can we describe—and make meaningful—the radical potential of Black happiness and joy as antidotes to the overwhelming logics of Black death and destruction? While keeping in view the manifold ways Black life is denigrated, devalued, and destroyed, this panel seeks to explore representations of Black bliss, tenderness, pleasure, jubilation, mirth, and exhilaration.
What is your first thought when hearing someone is “sexy”? What images spring to your mind? Why and how? Do you relate it to bodies, desires, genders, or sex? Do you think “sexiness” is a kind of “sexism”? Or are you trying to deconstruct this association and find more possibilities to open our senses?
We’re soliciting work in three categories:
-Literary analysis using Feminist Theory and Gender Studies
e.g. Reading Chang Xiao-Hung’s Fashioning Modernity
- Reviews of mass media, films, literature, etc.
e.g. The representation of sexiness in K-pop music
e.g. Voguing category: sex siren
e.g. short stories reconceiving sexiness
CFP: edited collection -- Disability and the Vampire
Dr. Brooke Cameron (Queen’s University), Peadar O’Dea (Maynooth University) and Adam Owsinski (Charles Darwin University) invite proposals for chapters that explore the connections between vampires and disability, from history to modern cultural and popular representations.
Deadline ending soon! Proposals due March 3rd.
Craft Critique Culture Conference: Emerald-Colored Glasses: An Environmental Vision
Call for Papers
The University of Iowa English Department invites proposals for its 2023 Annual Conference, Craft Critique Culture, to be held in person in Iowa City, IA.
Event Dates: April 20-22, 2023
CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections of critical and creative approaches to writing both within and beyond the academy.
The English Graduate Student Society's Annual Spring Conference: Recovery
For over a decade, this interdisciplinary conference-proudl hosted by Florida Atlantic University's EGSS- has celebrated creative & scholarly work by graduate students in the South Florida area. We invite grad students to submit a proposal for any work, be it critical or creative, that they might like to present via conference format.
Presentations will be held both in person and on Zoom the weekend of April 20th.
The present realities of decolonization, immigration, and refugee migration require critical enquiries into the provision of liberal studies in higher education. The aims and methods of liberal education as a pedagogical exercise and a cultural practice need to be examined within the dynamic intellectual, social, economic, and political contexts created by today’s unprecedented movement of peoples and intersections of cultures. Variously seen as forced migration, exile, dislocation, statelessness and even environmentally induced displacement, the Global refugee crises present multilocational and multilayered challenges.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Environmental Racism and Environmental Casteism: African American and Indian Dalit Literature
We are delighted to announce a one-day colloquium on the topic of Otherness. The event will take place on Friday, the 26th of May 2023 at the University of Sheffield.
Our Keynote Speaker is Dr Maisha Wester.
Topics could include (but are not limited to):
The Review of English and American Literature
Call for Papers
Special Issue: The Plantationocene
Deadline for Submissions: April 10, 2023
Conference Date: 19th May 2023, University College Dublin
---DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10th MARCH 2023---
Heritage, Community, Archives: Methods, Case Studies, Collaboration
12th to 13th June 2023, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield UK
EXTENDED DEADLINE: FRIDAY 10TH MARCH 2023
(Please note we have extended the deadline to accommodate requests from colleagues).
Call for Papers: MLA 2024
Co-sponsored by the Children’s Literature Association and MLA Libraries and Research Forum (non-guaranteed)
Deadline Extended: March 15th
Liberalism’s nebulous contours have long animated studies of nineteenth-century British literature and culture. This roundtable seeks to extend these discussions by turning to this tradition’s imprint upon our practices and conceptions of teaching and scholarship. We invite papers that trouble the continued privileging of the “liberal subject,” a term that encompasses ideas of individualism, originality, and progress–values whose peculiar Victorianism has been analyzed by Elaine Hadley, Amanda Anderson, and Lauren Goodlad, among others.
Trials Before Change
April 7 & 8, 2023
Location: Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Sponsored by the English Graduate Student Association and the Cultural Events Committee at Idaho State University
L.M. Montgomery and the Politics of HomeThe L.M. Montgomery Institute’s 16th Biennial International Conference
University of Prince Edward Island, 19-23 June 2024
“Oh, I’ve got such a lovely home,” breathed Pat, clasping her hands. “It’s such a nice, friendly house.”
—L.M. Montgomery, Pat of Silver Bush (1933)
It’s the home of my heart, this little room—the spot I love, for here I am happiest.
—L.M. Montgomery, 30 April 1903
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Deadline for submission proposals: 30 April 2023
Submission link: https://www.mpcaaca.org/submit-panels
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, 06-08 October 2023
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
"Reframing Postcolonialism and Cinema"
The Oscar Wilde Society invites abstracts for a special session at the 2024 MLA Convention in Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 4-7 2024.
Links among scientific modeling, visualization, and the literary: literary dimensions of scientific models (climatology, epidemiology, etc.); literary engagements with models and visualization; relationships between scientific and literary representations of and speculations regarding complex systems.
Sponsored by the Science and Literature Forum.
Abstract + brief bio to Rebecca Evans (email@example.com) by March 15, 2023.
Performing to Reimagine:
Enactment & Activism in 21st century MuseumsSpecial Issue Editors: Aileen Robinson and Gwyneth ShanksEssay Submission Deadline: May 1, 2023
Call for paper “Doctor Virtualis” 19
Fragments of order and disorder in the Middle Ages
«Sosteneva, fra l’altro, che le inopinate catastrofi non sono mai la conseguenza o l’effetto che dir si voglia d’un unico motivo, d’una causa al singolare: ma sono come un vortice, un punto di depressione ciclonica nella coscienza del mondo, verso cui hanno cospirato tutta una molteplicità di causali convergenti. Diceva anche nodo o groviglio, o garbuglio, o gnommero, che alla romana vuol dire gomitolo»
(C.E. Gadda, Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana)
Memory and Poiesis between Aesthetics and Rhetoric
Edited by Amalia Salvestrini and Fosca Mariani Zini
Among the various fields that have historically contributed to the constitution of Aesthetics as an autonomous discipline in the 18th century is rhetoric, from which Aesthetics has taken terms, concepts and problems that it later develops and transforms (Saint Girons; Franzini; etc.). One of the themes with which the relationship between Aesthetics and Rhetoric can be investigated is memory, understood in its poietic dimension that concerns various fields of human productive and artistic activity.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Ninth Annual Queens College English Graduate Conference
IN OTHER WORLDS
Conference Dates: March 29/30, 2023
Submission Deadline: March 6, 2023
Panel for National Women's Studies Association, held in November 2023
INTERNATIONAL SIDNEY SOCIETY at the SIXTEENTH-CENTURY-SOCIETY CONFERENCE
26-29 October 2023
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. (Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel)
The International Sidney Society will sponsor three panels at the 2023 Sixteenth-Century-Society Conference and invites paper proposals related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert (Countess of Pembroke), Lady Mary Wroth, other members of the Sidney-Herbert-Dudley family, or associates of the broader Sidney circle.
War, the Holocaust, and Human Rights Conference deadline for submissions: April 10, 2023 full name / name of organization: The Ackerman Center at the University of Texas at Dallas/U.S. Air Force Academy contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ackerman Center at The University of Texas at Dallas and the U.S. Air Force Academy are pleased to invite panel proposals for War, the Holocaust, and Human Rights, a joint conference that will take place from Oct. 11-13, 2023, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Incredible Nineteenth Century: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Fairy Tale will host an online conference via Zoom on March 31-April 1. The theme is "Beginnings," and we will be exploring how, in many ways, the nineteenth century saw the birth of science fiction and fantasy as we know them, as well as the scholarly study of folk and fairy tales. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to: