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DEADLINE EXTENDED 120th Annual PAMLA Conference (2023): Portland, OR - Romanticism

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 11:34am
Amanda Middleton
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 29, 2023

****DEADLINE EXTENDED****

The deadline has been extended until June 29th.  

 

120th Annual PAMLA Conference (2023): Portland, OR - Romanticism

The PAMLA 2023 Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon between October 26-29, 2023,

The 2023 PAMLA Conference is being held entirely in-person. We won’t be having any virtual or hybrid sessions or papers.

(DEADLINE EXTENDED!) Anger (SCLA, October 5-7, 2023, Philadelphia PA)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 11:24am
Society For Comparative Literature and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

2023 Conference

“Anger”

2023 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

October 5-7, 2023

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District (Hotel)

Philadelphia, PA

Keynote Speaker: Robert J. C. Young

 

Global Folios: Books about Shakespeare from around the World NALANS Journal (Special Issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 4:16pm
Turkish Shakespeares
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

EXTENDED DEADLINE (30 June for abstracts, 30 October for full articles)

Global Folios: Books about Shakespeare from around the World

NALANS Journal (Special Issue) https://nalans.com/index.php/nalans

Guest Editors: Amrita Sen, Anna Forrester and Murat Öğütcü

Contact email: turkishshakespeares@gmail.com

 

Call for Articles

 

International Literary Canon: Moving Beyond National Borders *Extended Deadline* PAMLA

updated: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 11:00am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

This panel seeks to challenge national paradigms by investigating transnational mediators. We welcome papers addressing writers who specialize in international mediation strategies (adaptation, translation, mimesis, extraction), specific moments of cultural brokerage, or literary works that are considered to have global influences and international linguistic-literary value. Please submit a 250-word abstract directly to the conference website - https://pamla.ballastacademic.com - by June 30.

The Visual Politics of Borders, Migration and Human Rights in Comics and Graphic Narratives

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 7:45pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

This panel aims to explore the ways in which borders intersect with human rights in graphic narratives, whether in fiction or non-fiction. One of the theoretical frameworks for examining borders could be through the lens of border aesthetics, which considers borders as linguistic, cultural, social, political, and spatial entities that can both enable and exclude. The panel will examine how graphic narratives denaturalize and politicize the current global border regime and bordering practices that invariably reproduce the colonial binaries as well as stereotypes about migrants/refugees.

Extended Deadline--PAMLA 2023 Panel: 15-Minute Cities--Mobility Studies in Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 2:15pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The “Romance of the Road” had its run in 20th-century literature and culture, and we must now consider what will follow on its heels as it fades into the gloom of an anthropogenically tarnished future.

Car culture has radically renegotiated the individual’s place within human-constructed spaces, and the end of car culture will demand even further revisions to planning codes and architecture. This panel invites participants to discuss a century of car dependency and how literary and cultural discourses can contribute to management of the after-effects, especially in urban environments that have grown steadily clogged with traffic.

15th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 12:56pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

The 15th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 23, 2023, at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. Presentation proposals on any aspect of the 2023 conference theme “Louisiana Works,” as well as creative texts by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

CFP Roundtable: Democracy and the Crisis in the Literature Survey Course

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 11:56am
**MMLA - Cincinnati**
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

As the “Crisis in the Humanities” continues to witness a decline in all things humanities courses throughout post-secondary curricula under the echoing waves of COVID, teachers of English survey courses are left to do some cleaning up with regard to what we teach as far as the surveys go. In addition to the COVID slope, the number of English majors continues to wane, and some colleges are even restructuring semester scheduling. When the dust settles, where does that leave the last vestibule of the formal introductory map to English studies, the venerable “survey course” – the one, staunch and steadfast bastion of the once bustling English departments?

Teaching the Languages of Central and Eastern Europe: Adapting to the Post-Pandemic World

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:10am
NeMLA 2024 panel (March 7-10, 2024, Boston, MA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel is looking for presentations about innovations that college instructors of Central and Eastern European languages have been implementing in order to make language and culture courses relevant and meaningful in the era of post-Covid and the war in Ukraine. How has the pandemic changed our methodology and pedagogy? What approaches and techniques do we take with us? What practices do we discard? In what areas do we innovate and what are successful innovations? How do we adapt to different student expectations and experiences in face-to-face, remote or hybrid courses? What has the pandemic made obsolete, a “surplus”, in our courses? How has the war in Ukraine influenced our curriculum?

Social & Environmental (In)Justice in Discourse & in the Literary/Artistic Imagination

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:09am
Ecole Normale Supérieure, University of Tunis (Tunis, Tunisia)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 4, 2023

Social & Environmental (In)Justice in Discourse & in the Literary/Artistic Imagination

International Conference (in-person and online) organized by

   Department of Languages

   Department of English Language, Literature & Civilisation

   Ecole Normale Supérieure, University of Tunis

   Tunis, Tunisia

Contact e-mail address: ens.conference.tunis@gmail.com

Official website and registration site: www.ens-conference-tunis.com

 

Overview

“William Gaddis at his Centenary” Special issue of electronic book review (

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:08am
https://electronicbookreview.com/about-ebr/
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

The year between December 29th 2022 and December 29th 2023 would have been the hundredth of William Gaddis’ life. Between 1955, when he published The Recognitions, and 1998, when he died shortly after completing Agapē Agape, Gaddis was notorious for a disproportion between reputation and readership. Being reflexively labelled “difficult,” with his own novels’ wry figurations of characters writing “for a very small audience,” and with a tendency to be categorized (though not always actually read) alongside the increasingly unfashionable “high postmodernists”… all this might have made it hard to envisage his work surviving into the 2000s.

The 14th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies: “Robots, Androids, and Outlaws: How Machines and Bandits Disrupt Social Order”

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:07am
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

The International Association for Robin Hood Studies Conference will be held at Missouri Valley College, USA, on October 18-21, 2023. It will be a hybrid conference. This conference brings together scholars to present current research on the famous outlaw as he appears in both medieval and post-medieval media. 

This conference will focus on (but not exclusively) discussions of Robin Hood and machine culture, with special emphasis on AI as a Robin Hood-like disrupter, banditry from robots and machines, and Robin as a subverter of social norms and expectations. We anticipate that this theme will allow us to address both traditional Robin Hood subjects and current changes happening in academic culture. 

The Progressive Cosmopolis of South Asian Poetry: Critical Essays

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:06am
Prof. Akshaya Kumar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

“Indian literature is one, though written in different languages”. This statement made by S. Radhakrishanan continues to inform Indian literary historiography in fundamental ways. This so-called ‘oneness’ has however been a matter of critical contestation. Sheldon Pollock, a modern-day Indologist, tends to place the variety of vernacular (bhasha) literatures in Sanskrit cosmopolis with all kinds of originary claims. But keeping in view rather checkered history of Indian literature, its oneness cannot be pinned down to one definitive originary moment. The bhasha critics tend to discover the oneness of Indian literatures in the revolutionary bhakti-past.

The Invisible Orientation: The Effacement of Asexuality

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:05am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Please submit your abstracts for the panel The Invisible Orientation: The Effacement of Asexuality, which will feature at the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston. All abstracts need to be uploaded through the portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20352

South Asian Water Imaginaries in an Era of Environmental Crisis

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:04am
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Department of Liberal Arts, IIT Bhilai

Presents

South Asian Water Imaginaries in an Era of Environmental Crisis

 A graduate student workshop

 Friday, 13 October 2023

 Concept Note & CFP

 

 

BlackAntiquaLit: Reading the Black Past

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:04am
Northeast MLA Conference in Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel reviews aspects of legacy identity formation inclusive but not restrictive to race, class, sex, and gender origins connectivity. The panel involves literary/theoretical inquiry working within a transdisciplinary spectrum of non-fiction, fiction, poems, songs, fashion, material culture, curated museum exhibitions/holdings, and/or interpretations of works of art, visual, film, and images as well. Papers should address construed understanding of meanings of the Black past in any varying guises here considered BlackAntiquaLit: narration, art, fashion, visual, film, historicism, literary characterization, symbolism, epistemics, identities, the worldly, and empire and their clash.

Animated Animation

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:02am
NEMLA conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Noticing a lack of interest in animated adaptations, Paul Welles offers to “acknowledge its ability to actually encompass the widest vocabulary of aesthetic and technical expression, and notionally its great capacity to accommodate the broadest range of literary suggestion” (1999, p. 200).

NeMLA 2024 CfP- Reassessing Resource Narratives: Ecocritical Perspectives on the Illusion of Surplus

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:02am
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA session "Reassessing Resource Narratives: Ecocritical Perspectives on the Illusion of Surplus" (55th Annual NeMLA Convention March 7th in Boston, MA). The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2023. You can submit an abstract for this session here- https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20666

Conrad and World Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:02am
Simla Dogangun / Marmara University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

 

Call for Papers: Conrad and World Literature Studies

The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK)

 

From Biopolitics to Ecoaesthetics: Legacies of Encroachment(s)

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:02am
Tiako Djomatchoua Murielle Sandra
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

“Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man’s nose begins,” is a popular ( Zechariah Chafee, 1919) is a popular aphorism in legal imaginaries that theoretically synthesizes the scope of concepts such as freedom, power, and sovereignty. The reality of globalization, and its inherent movements and interactions of bodies, challenges the radical frame and geographies of the aforementioned concepts. The inevitability of the relation, in its materialisations as contact, conflict, and integration, highlights the thin lines between acknowledging, understanding, and trespassing boundaries in human relations to each other and to the systems that govern their lives.

"Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make": The Prison(er) in Literature and Film (2024 NeMLA panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:01am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Imprisoned in 1642, Richard Lovelace penned the words that became his best-known: “Stone walls do not a prison make,/Nor iron walls a cage:/Minds innocent and quiet take/That for a hermitage” (“To Althea, From Prison”).

Lovelace’s poem points to the duality of the prison as both a physical structure and a mental and spiritual condition. Moreover, the poem submits that the mind can remain free even while the body is confined. For Lovelace, the only true prison is the prison of the mind and soul.

This panel will explore the topics of the prisoner and of the prison as a physical and/or psychological element in novels, stories, poems, films, television, and other genres and media.

Boundary Struggles: Marxism and Surpluses Now (NeMLA 24)

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:01am
Joshua Gooch, D'Youville University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

In classical accounts of Marxism, surpluses seem to be made only by labor power. Perhaps the most important shift in  contemporary Marxist thought has been to uncover how capitalism appropriates surpluses from non-capitalist systems. As Jason W. Moore explains, capitalism lives off what he calls “the Four Cheaps,” labor, food, energy, raw materials. Capitalism’s surpluses don’t just come from exploitation—that is, the use of the wage to extract surplus value from labor. It also comes from appropriation—that is, taking without paying at all.

ConVersing/ConServing: Care, Creation, Communion

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 5:58am
Dr. Katharine Bubel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call for Papers

Western Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature 2024

ConVersing/ConServing: Care, Creation, Communion

May 9-11, 2024

Trinity Western University

22500 University Drive

Langley, BC Canada V2Y 1Y1

Our keynote speaker:

Tree Lines: Arboreal Agency in the Creative Arts

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 5:27am
Stephen O'Neill, Maynooth University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 11, 2023

Book proposal: Edited collection 

Proposed Title: Tree Lines: Arboreal Agency in the Creative Arts

Edited by Dr Stephen O’Neill, Maynooth University, Ireland

Abstracts are invited for chapter proposals for the edited collection, Tree Lines: Arboreal Agency in the Creative Arts.

Description / Rationale:

Imprisoning Politics

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 4:11am
Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

According to the US State Department, political imprisonment is what happens elsewhere, “enabled by Orwellian legal systems designed to target peaceful protestors or government critics.” That the US would deny its participation in these processes comes as no surprise. Critics of empire and the carceral state often note that the US does in fact target protestors and imprison opponents, such that the “Orwellian” is everywhere. These critics have also put pressure on the distinction between political prisoners and “common criminals,” arguing that this distinction abjects the members of criminalized populations, whom it relegates to a place outside politics.

UVa Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXVI

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2023 - 4:51pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces the Thirty-Sixth Medieval-Renaissance Conference, September 21-23, 2023

 

Keynote Address

 Matthew Gabriele

Virginia Tech University

 Oathbreakers: The Long Shadow of Fontenoy (841 CE)

in the European Middle Ages

Literary Druid - Regular Issue July 2023

updated: 
Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 3:58pm
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Literary Druid is a journal that destinies to foster research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich the English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.

Reminder: AFFECTIVE INTERMEDIALITY Conference

updated: 
Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 12:28pm
Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 10, 2023

Our conference aims to encourage studies that explore an emerging paradigm in intermediality studies centred on "affective intermediality", and we hope to initiate a friendly, scholarly debate regarding the relevance and productivity of this approach. The necessity of such an “affective turn” of intermediality studies arises from viewing intermediality as an intricate and highly performative process of communication between humans within a particular context of material reality and historical time, not just as a “transfer”, a “combination” or “reference” of media characteristics or representations, i.e.

Queer Africa: Resilience and Hopeful Now

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 3:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2024)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel calls for stories exploring contemporary creative works as fluid and diverse moments and their relation to what it means to have an identity as both queer and African. This intersection between queer and African is fraught with conflict in the present political and social understanding of homosexuality as un-African and a Western ideology transported to Africa during colonialism. Therefore, when most African nations have made homosexuality illegal, thus, preventing human rights from queer Africans and making them surplus, this panel calls for short stories, poems, memoirs, and novel extracts about queer African characters.

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