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'Flannery O'Connor's Second Century: Looking Forward, Looking Back"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:13pm
Flannery O'Connor Review / Georgia College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Paper proposals of 100-200 words are due by 15 May 2024 to Marshall Bruce Gentry at bruce.gentry@gcsu.edu for "Flannery O'Connor's Second Century: Looking Forward, Looking Back," an academic conference to be held 12-15 Sept. 2024 at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA, as part of the worldwide "Flannery at 100" celebrations of O'Connor's centennial.

Papers may use any approach to studying O'Connor and her works. Along with your paper proposal, please send a short bio and identify your academic affiliation. 

Keynoters for the conference are Mark Jarman, Mab Segrest, Lisa Hinrichsen, and Karen M. Gravel. Andalusia's new Interpretive Center will be open for visits throughout the conference. 

2nd Hilary Ng'weno Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:13pm
Moi University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

THEME: SUSTAINABILITY OF INFORMATION GENERATION, DISSEMINATION, CONSUMPTION, AND PRESERVATION IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTIVE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PROPOSALS

 

Hilary Ng’weno Centre for East Africa Media Research

 

VOLUME 4, ISSUE 1

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:13pm
Consortium: An International Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Consortium: An International Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
invites well researched unpublished articles (with an abstract of
maximum 250 words and 5 keywords), book reviews, and interviews
for Volume 4 Issue 1, June 2024 (Open Issue: 4.1)

Submission Deadline: 31 March, 2024

Sub themes (not restricted) 

We Are All Connected: Fostering Intersectionality and Solidarity (2024 Call for Proposals)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:13pm
Peace and Justice Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

We Are All Connected:Fostering Intersectionality and Solidarity

The annual conference of The Peace and Justice Studies Association 

Hosted by The Justice House Program at Niagara University

OCTOBER 24-27, 2024 | Niagara, New York, USA

 

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 01, 2024

Early Bird Registration: May 1 – July 15, 2024

Draft Schedule Released: June 3, 2024

 

The Oxford Handbook of Shirley Jackson

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:12pm
Emily Banks and Kristopher Woofter
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 19, 2024

The Oxford Handbook of Shirley Jackson will offer scholars and university students at the graduate and undergraduate levels a comprehensive overview of the exciting critical conversations currently shedding new light on Jackson’s novels, short stories, and memoirs, and the literary and moving-image works they have inspired. From architecture to alterity, horror to humour, and pessimism to pedagogy, the forty-five essays in The Oxford Handbook to Shirley Jackson will form a comprehensive guide to Jackson’s role in literary history while highlighting her continued relevance—and, often, prescience—regarding timely considerations of issues concerning gender, sexuality, race, class, mental illness, and apocalyptic anxieties.

Literatures and Laws Online Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:12pm
Rebecca Mills and Samuel Walker / Bournemouth University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Literatures and Laws

A one-day symposium hosted online by Bournemouth University, UK

Department of Humanities and Law, and the Narrative, Cultures, and Community Research Centre

                                                                                        13th April 2024

 

Disability in Comics and Graphic Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:11pm
Palgrave
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS
Palgrave Handbook of Disability in Comics and Graphic Narratives

We invite abstracts for articles to be published in a collection showcasing scholarly research related to disability in comics and graphic narratives. This edited volume will highlight insights from both disability studies as well as comics studies.

Centering a disability justice ethos, we especially welcome: submissions by disabled authors/creators; collaborative submissions; work that engages with disability life writing and/or disclosure; work that addresses accommodations and accessibility as they relate to comics pedagogy, form, and/or readership.

REMINDER Call for Papers: LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND DIALOGUE

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:11pm
Faculty of Foreign Languages Alfa BK University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Faculty of Foreign Languages would like to remind you that the 13th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies will be held on 24 and 25 May 2024. The topic for this edition of our annual conference is

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND DIALOGUE

Journal of Ethnic American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:11pm
JEAL
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY, ESPECIALLY WITH PROMISING GRADUATE STUDENTS & YOUNGER SCHOLARS DOING WORK IN ETHNIC AMERICAN LITERARY STUDIES: Journal of Ethnic American Literature, a refereed scholarly annual dedicated to new research and criticism in American literature and culture, seeks scholarly articles (5000 to 7000 words saved in Word) that use the MLA Style. JEAL also plans to develop a "Poetic Notes" section. An interested contributor can select a good but less discussed poem by an American poet and submit an explication of up to 1000 to 1500 words. Submissions can be emailed to journaljeal@yahoo.com, and the subject line should contain JEAL, Sub, your name, and the date. The deadline is August 1.

Milton and Visibility (MLA 2025 New Orleans)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:11pm
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2024

The Milton Society of America invites proposals considering visibility, broadly conceived, in Milton’s writings. Potential topics include disability, visual art, race, labor. Send 150-word abstract and brief cv to MiltonSocietySec@gmail.com no later than February 23.

 

Milton and Love (MLA 2025 New Orleans)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:10pm
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2024

The Milton Society of America invites proposals offering new considerations—theoretical, historical, philosophical, or literary—of love in Milton’s writings. Send 150-word abstract and brief cv to MiltonSocietySec@gmail.com no later than February 23.

 

New England Medieval Consortium conference Nov 9: Books and Transgressions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:10pm
New England Medieval Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

This conference will provide an opportunity for medievalists working across a range of disciplines and geographic areas to join in conversation about premodern cultures of the book, boundary- crossing, and the law and other normative cultural expressions. Given this year’s conference location at a Jesuit, Catholic university, and our keynote speakers, we particularly (but not exclusively) invite submissions focused on regions other than England, including the Middle East; language traditions other than English; and religious cultures.

“Poetry and the Gothic” Edited Volume Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:09pm
Samantha Landau
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

CFP: “Poetry and the Gothic” Edited Volume Call for Papers

Poetry has been an integral part of the Gothic mode since its inception. However, the connection between poetry and the Gothic seems a less explored area of critical inquiry, in comparison to fiction. While the Graveyard Poets and other Anglophone poetry movements are already considered foundational to the Gothic mode, our edited collection seeks to broaden the scope of what can be conceived of as “Gothic poetry” or poetry inspired by the Gothic. 

Current Research in Speculative Fiction Conference 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:09pm
Current Research in Speculative Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 24, 2024

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2024

14th Annual Conference

3 – 5th July 2024, University of Liverpool, Offline and Online, https://crsfhome.home.blog/

 

I realize I don’t know very much. None of us knows very much. But we can all learn more. Then we can teach one another. We can stop denying reality or hoping it will go away by magic.(Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower)

 

The 4th International Conference on the Philosophy of Language, Literature, and Linguistics

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:09pm
The 4th International Conference on the Philosophy of Language, Literature, and Linguistics / Manisa Celal Bayar U.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2024

The 4th International Conference on the Philosophy of Language, Literature, and Linguistics, to be held by 9-11 May, 2024 in Manisa, Turkiye, as did its predecessors, aims to bring together academics of language studies in sharing their scholarly work. Any academic event of this kind promises to provide a space for academic and interdisciplinary discussions revolving around the philosophy of language and literature. The submitted papers should be about but not limited to:

 

Linguistics

Material Realisms in Contemporary British Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:09pm
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, Université Paris Cité
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

International conference

“Material Realisms in Contemporary British Literature”

 

The Future of the Lumpenproletariat: A Conference in Memory of Glyn Salton-Cox

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:09pm
University of California, Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Theme: The Future of the Lumpenproletariat

Subtitle: A Conference in Memory of Glyn Salton-Cox

Type: Interdisciplinary Conference

Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Location: Santa Barbara, CA (USA)

Conference date: May 24-25, 2024

Submission deadline: March 15, 2024

Dismantling FX's Atlanta

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:08pm
Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The intention of this book is to connect scholars, readers, and fans of FX’s Atlanta from inside and outside of academia. Between 2016 and 2023, Atlanta was a zeitgeist that inspired think pieces and water cooler conversations. As one example of its complexity, Atlanta often features re-imagined but true local news events that were so outrageous that audiences unaware of the original stories assumed they were fiction. We hope our book project bridges the gap between “everybody already knows this” to “why or how do we know this”? Or even more, “why don’t you know this?” There is a cultural knowledge about Atlanta that sings in the FX show – from lemon-pepper-wet wings to the parking madness of Atlantic Station –  that screams IYKYK.

Open issue

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:08pm
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

 

Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 30th issue. We accept:

 

  • original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words including references and footnotes

  • reviews: up to 2,000 words

Black Psychoanlayses?

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:08pm
MLA Executive Forum: Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2024

Since the “discovery” of psychoanalysis, thinkers of race (creative, intellectual, political, and clinical) have contemplated whether psychoanalytic discourses can contemplate—let alone contend—with the question of Blackness. The range of figures includes thinkers who were focused on the clinical imperative, such as Frantz Fanon, to those who more implicitly yet just as critically have inquired about the psychic life of anti-Black racism (Richard Wright, Patricia Williams, Toni Morrison, etc.). This panel seeks to outline this intellectual history of critical black thought that brings into sharp focus the tensions between psychoanalyses and race while also remarking on current interventions in the state of the field.

MLA 2025 CFP Australian Literature at the Crossroads

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:08pm
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2024

Call for Papers 

MLA 2025 New Orleans, LA, 9–12 January

American Association of Australasian Literary Studies 

An Allied Organization of MLA – Guaranteed Session

 

Australasian Literature at the Crossroads 

 

Official MLA 35-word CFP: 

Consideration of any aspect of the literature, film, and/or culture of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, including Indigenous writing, particularly changes to the field, content, and milieu of literary studies. Full CFP aaals.org. 250-word abstracts.

 

Full CFP: 

Austen at 250: Austen's Life, Novels, Juvenalia & Surviving Letters--JASNA AGM 2025 (Baltimore)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:08pm
Jane Austen Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2024

2025 will be a milestone year celebrating the 250th anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth. Through this Call for Papers, the JASNA Maryland Region invites submission of proposals for breakout sessions at the 2025 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) and applications for the New Voices Breakout Speaker Grant.

The AGM theme: Austen at 250: Austen's Life, Novels, Juvenelia, & Surviving Letters

Date: Oct. 10-12, 2025

Location: Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore MD

the Black Theatre Review Vol. 3.1 - Nurturing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:07pm
the Black Theatre Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

the Black Theatre Review (tBTR) is now accepting submissions for our fifth publication, Vol. 3 No. 1, to be published in July 2024. “They didn’t bring the hum; they didn’t bring the leader-call, they didn’t bring the field hollers, because they didn’t know them…. the hum, the holler, the leader-call are women things.”  
Nikki Giovanni, Black Women Writers at Work

tBTR is pleased to accept submissions for its fifth publication, Vol. 3 No. 1, to be published July 2024 online. We invite authors to reflect on the theme of nurturing.

Book Chapter for Memory Studies in Turkey and Beyond: A Handbook by BRILL

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:07pm
Deniz Gündoğan İbrişim, Kadir Has University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Turkey with geographical, historical, social, and cultural attributes stands as a unique laboratory for memory studies. Memory studies in turn can serve as an antidote for grappling with Turkey’s past, present, and the looming issues, challenges and crisis within and beyond its borderlands. Despite such mutual benefits, there remains a notable lack of development in memory studies within Turkish academia, and a shortage of collaborative research on the Turkish memory culture in transcultural memory studies. The underrepresentation of memory studies in the Turkish context inevitably underscores the need for research initiatives that contribute to bridging this gap through comprehensive academic resources.

Golden Age Detection Goes to War

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:06pm
J.C. Bernthal and Rebecca Mills
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Call for Chapters: Golden Age Detection Goes to War

 

Editors: Dr J.C. Bernthal (Visiting Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Suffolk) and Dr Rebecca Mills (Senior Lecturer in Communication and English, Bournemouth University). 

 

Resurgence of Epistemologies of Gender in Contemporary Indigenous Literatures

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 11:17am
Sophie Larue / Université Laval
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Call for Proposals
ACQL's 2024 annual conference at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences will be held at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec from June 14 to 16. 

 

Resurgence of Epistemologies of Gender in Contemporary Indigenous Literatures
Panel organized by Isabella Huberman (UBC), Marie-Eve Bradette (U. Laval) and Sophie Larue (U. Laval)

Ideas in Pop Culture – Potential and Risks "The Polish Journal of Aesthetics" Vol. 72 (1/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 8:38am
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Ideas in Pop Culture – Potential and Risks

Special Editors: Agnieszka Mikrut-Żaczkiewicz (Jagiellonian University in Krakow) and Paweł Dybała (Jagiellonian University in Krakow)

"The Polish Journal of Aesthetics" Volume 72 (1/2024)

NEW Submission deadline: March 31, 2024

Ideas, multifaceted in nature, embody thoughts, beliefs, and abstract representations of concepts or entities. Their manifestation and propagation occur through diverse techniques across various media. This special issue aims to delve deep into the intricate relationship between ideas and their portrayal within popular culture.

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