The Charles Olson Society will host panels at the upcoming Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, February 22nd – 24th. When Charles Olson stated in “The Gate and the Center” that “the poet is the only pedagogue left, to be trusted,” his experiences at Black Mountain College, Buffalo, and the University of Connecticut as a poet-teacher were still on the horizon.
The act of translation and interpretation shapes meaning, reception, and significance across borders, time, and culture, but recognizing the changes made to a work, especially a premodern one, can be difficult.
Call for papers
Towards World Critical Theory?
Interventions from the Global South
Concept for the 2023 PSAGS (Postcolonial Studies Association of the Global South) Annual Conference
New World Critical Theory on the Occasion of the Centenary of Frankfurt School Critical Theory 4-
5 December, 2023
Could the normative constructionist approach of critical theory as argued by the Frankfurt School
– which marks its one hundred years in 2023 – be enriched by accommodating other world views
which believe in more empirical, immanentist, and polyphonic methodologies? Could critical theory
itself, in the spirit of the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Weltliteratur project, be elevated to, or even
Roundtable at the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association<https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html>, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston, MA. We invite paper proposals. Abstract deadline is September 30, 2023.
To submit, visit the NeMLA CFP portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20429
Roundtable description: Surplus Violence and Feminist Resistance, panel 20429
Commemorating Corelli: A Centenary Conference
4 May 2024, Mason Croft, Stratford upon Avon
We are delighted to announce a one-day conference dedicated to exploring the life, works, and lasting impact of the enigmatic and prolific author, Marie Corelli, to be held in 2024, a century after her death. This event - to be held at Corellli's former home, Mason Croft in Stratford upon Avon - seeks to bring together scholars and enthusiasts to shed new light on the literary contributions and enduring legacy of one of the most successful writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Sidney at Kalamazoo, May 9-11, 2024 (in person, not virtual)
59th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Exemplaria is pleased to announce a call for a Special Issue examining the legacy of Janet Abu-Lughod’s landmark text of global medieval studies, Before European Hegemony, on the eve of the 35th anniversary of the book’s publication.
This is a call for participants in “The Sounds of Solidarity Audio Potluck” at the American Studies Association’s 2023 conference being held November 2-5 in Montreal, Quebec. [https://theasa.net/annual-meeting] In the past year, labor organizing in the United States has flourished in various sites of workplace precarity: from Amazon warehouses to Hollywood writer’s rooms, from Starbucks cafes to some of the most prestigious research universities across the U.S. This labor activity has an acoustic register, a sonic praxis that relies on noisemaking to extend the picket beyond the material limits of the line.
These edited collections are part of the upcoming series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film.
The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of horses in film will be considered.
1) Horses in Film Through the 1950s
2) Horses in Film in the 1960s and 1970s
3) Horses in Film in the 1980s and 1990s
4) Horses in Film since 2000
Deadline for proposals: August 31, 2023
First Draft deadline: December 10, 2023
How to submit your proposal
Russell Crowe’s talents were globally recognized in the early 2000s after he appeared in a slate of well-received films – L.A. Confidential, Gladiator, and A Beautiful Mind, among others – that earned him critical acclaim. Nevertheless, in the years following these productions, he has continued to be a part of numerous projects with international and creative appeal. Alongside his films are his associations with Roman soccer teams – established in Spera’s (2023) chapter in my recent volume on Gladiator (https://vernonpress.com/book/1213) – his social media presence, and his musical performances.
This session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of Young Adult literature and/or culture. The panel is particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "Shifting Perspectives.” How do changing perspectives on adolescence and young adults impact YA literature and/or culture? As the conference occurs in Portland, in an environmentally aware space, presentations about YA and environmental impact are important. Further, presentations that examine diverse voices (ie. LGBT2S, BIPOC, disability studies, etc.) in media are encouraged. This panel welcomes submissions about young adult literature, film, television, gaming, etc. Feel free to submit an abstract pertaining to the conference theme or otherwise.
The 120th Annual PAMLA Conference
Extended Deadline Submissions Due: August 7, 2023 or when session is filled: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/
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.
This conference inaugurates stsing e.V., an association (“Verein”) doing Science and Technology Studies (STS) in and through Germany, established in 2020. STS is an interdisciplinary field of research and acti- vity interested in how science and technology are practically done and socially embedded. The association is informed by international discussions and brings together networks of senior and early career resear- chers. stsing e.V. currently has over 100 members from a broad range of disciplines in German-speaking countries, universities and research institutions, with working groups engaged in inter- and transdiscipli- nary collaboration. Find more information on the stsing e.V. website: www.stsing.org
In Season 3, Episode 11 of Apple TV’s Ted Lasso, Mae–the show’s matrimonial barkeeper– softly recited Philip Larkin’s “This be the Verse,” a poem about the emotional scars parents leave their children. Coming as it does near the end of the series run, the poem references the trauma(s) the main character has inherited from his parents, and ties together many of the themes of the series, namely how “hurt people hurt people.” In keeping with the tone of the series, however, the pub owner’s reading of Larkin’s poem does not serve as a moral repudiation of Ted’s parents or their generation.
Demystifying Mystic Falls: Race and Racism in The Vampire Diaries Franchise
From the time it premiered on The CW in 2009, The Vampire Diaries was duly castigated in the media for uncritically tiptoeing around Civil War “lost cause” mythology and overtly tokenizing its Black characters. As the public later learned, minoritized actors were also treated poorly behind the scenes. Still, the series became a cultural juggernaut, boasting two successful spin-offs (The Originals and Legacies), reviving the book series on which the show was based, and inspiring a cottage industry of franchise-related institutions and conventions that, as of 2023, is just beginning to take off.
Remembering Nelson Mandela: Legacy of Peace, Equality, and Freedom
21-22 October 2023
(Zoom sessions: 2 days/Virtual platform: 5 days)
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship dedicates the conference to commemorating the 10th anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela, the iconic leader and global symbol of peace, justice, and reconciliation. This conference aims to honor Mandela’s remarkable life and legacy, reflect on his contributions to the struggle against apartheid, and explore the relevance of his teachings in today’s world.
THE XIII CARDIFF CONFERENCE ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TRANSLATION IN THE MIDDLE AGES
THE MEDIEVAL TRANSLATOR: Translation, Memory, and Politics in the Medieval World
To be hosted by the Universidade de Lisboa - Portugal
17-21 June 2024
Online Workshop DACH Victorianists Network organised by Dr Anja Hartl (Innsbruck) and Dr Tim Sommer (Passau/Oxford)
Friday, 8 December 2023
UPDATED The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) Philosophy, Belief, and Pop Culture Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conferenceto be held October 12 – October 14, 2023, via the Zoom platform. Deadline for proposals is August 1, 2023.
Cormac McCarthy: Insecure Passages, Insecure Passengers (SAMLA 95 - Atlanta, Georgia)
Speculative Fiction (SF) creators regularly imagine worlds in precipitous decline where the privileged few live in a safe, prosperous, hazard-free enclave from which surplus subaltern populations are excluded. What do these stories of safety for the few while the “surplus” rot outside or join a captive servant class status tell us about our own concepts of borders, citizenship, and expendability? Presenters are invited to engage with one or more texts using cultural studies, postcolonial theory, or other relevant analytic tool to analyze how gated communities function in the SF canon or the real world.
Rising Asia Journal invites Research Articles on Southeast Asia, East Asia (Japan, China, the Koreas, and Taiwan), and India's North-East Region, on all aspects of these Asian societies, in particular literature, poetry, music, art, society, as well as politics and diplomacy. We are interested in the use of diplomacy in the arts as well.
Articles should be between 5,000 to 10,000 words in length, with footnotes, and Works Cited.
Authors are urged to visit the journal's website at www.rajraf.org to read the submission guidelines.
Articles should be original, and should offer a new and innovative perspective.
CFP: Renaissance Society of America
21-23 March 2024
Poetry and the Arts in Renaissance Education and Pedagogy
Reimagining Planetary: Planetarity and the Earth Family
24-25 November 2023
Submit proposals to: https://cfplist.com/nemla/User/SessionManage/20330
You do not need to be a NeMLA member to submit a proposal.
When the screen opens, click on "Browse the 2023 Call for Papers." The next screen will ask for AREA, type “creative” and “Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing” will appear in the box and for KEYWORD type “closet.” The session will appear in a block below those two boxes. Next click on the “Revisiting Closet Poets” block and it will take you to the submit abstract page. Click the green box in the upper right corner to submit your proposal.
Depictions of the afterlife abound in medieval texts of every genre and form. From descriptions of heaven, hell, and purgatory to explorations of reincarnation and mythical spaces like Hades and the Elysian fields, medieval thinkers utilized art, music, literature, and theology to imagine different forms of life after death. In turn, such texts shaped what the afterlife looked like, sounded like, and felt like. With every work of writing and art, the afterlives depicted in classical literature and scripture took on slightly or drastically different forms. This session seeks to delve into the medieval construction of the afterlife, examining how life after death was depicted, interpreted, and experienced in medieval culture, both within and beyond Europe.
Harold Pinter/Sarah Kane
You are invited to submit a chapter proposal for possible inclusion in the book Critical Perspectives on Resistance in 21st-Century British Literature to be published by the renowned publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing (https://www.cambridgescholars.com/). Cambridge Scholars Publishing is registered in the United Kingdom. Companies House Reg. Number: 4333775.
We welcome innovative and insightful chapters that critically analyze and engage with the ways in which resistance is represented, examined, and challenged in 21st-century British literature.
In Animal Rights: Considered in Relation to Social Process (1892), Henry Salt argues that “Oppression and cruelty are invariably founded on a lack of imaginative sympathy,” which purports the notion of the “tyrant or tormentor” from ever having a “true sense of kinship with the victim” (16). In a similar way, Donna Haraway states in When Species Meet (2007), that “we are a knot of species coshaping [sic] one another in layers of reciprocating complexity all the way down” (42). Taking cues from Salt and Haraway, our panel will take up key features of human and animal relations and their intersection with the queerness of imaginative sympathy.