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Studies in Memory of Donald C. Baker (1928-2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 12:21pm
Mohsen HAMLI
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

Call for Essays

Studies in Memory of Donald C. Baker (1928-2019)

 

Call for essays for a book on the late medievalist Donald C. Baker who left us in 2019.

Donald C. Baker taught English Literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder, for twenty years then pursued teaching opportunities in Finland, England, Tunisia, Jordan, and Macau. 

Donald C. Baker published or co-published a variety of books and articles (in PMLA, Studia Neophilologica, Speculum, Studies in Philology, Philological Quarterly, The Literary)  on Geoffrey Chaucer and Beowulf in particular.

Bloomsbury's Critical Plant Studies Book Series

updated: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 12:19pm
Bloomsbury Books
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Critical Plant Studies, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, calls us to re-examine in fundamental ways our understanding of and engagement with plants, drawing on diverse disciplinary perspectives. A sampling of topics appropriate for this series includes but is not limited to:

Bloomsbury's Environment and Society Book Series

updated: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 12:19pm
Bloomsbury Books
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Environment and Society, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Books, is seeking proposals covering a broad range of topics in environmental studies from the perspectives of the social sciences and humanities. Learn more about the 30 books already in the series on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/LEXES

Unreal Prisonscapes

updated: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 11:10am
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

SAMLA 96 Convention, "Seen and Unseen," will be held Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November 17, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL

Unreal Prisonscapes (panel--in-person)

Transmedia Storytelling in K-Pop

updated: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 7:14am
Nicholas E. Miller, Ph.D. / MICDS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
https://rebrand.ly/cfp-transmedia-k-pop

I am excited to invite submissions for a new volume titled Transmedia Storytelling in K-Pop, which is under contract with Lexington Books—an imprint of Bloomsbury Books.

New Directions in Partition Studies: ECSAS 2025 panel

updated: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 6:04am
ECSAS 2025, Heidelberg
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024

2027 would mark 80 years of the Partition of the Indian subcontinent of 1947. For South Asia, independence from over two centuries of British rule in 1947 was accompanied by a violent and bloody partition - a territorial division of two provinces of British India, Punjab and Bengal  - on the basis of religious majority, which led to a million people dead in bloody communal riots and fifteen million people uprooted and displaced across the newly-formed borders.

: "My Dungeon Shook": A Century of James Baldwin

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 5:42pm
Morgan State University-Department of English and Language Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Call for Papers: 7th Annual Benjamin A. Quarles Conference

Theme: "My Dungeon Shook":  A Century of James Baldwin

Date: October 24-26, 2024

Venue: Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2024

 

« Traversée du Tout-Monde »: a roundtable for Maryse Condé

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 5:35pm
Stève Puig / St John's University (NYC)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Maryse Condé’s œuvre has tremendously impacted our understanding of the French Caribbean and Africa, but also of postcolonial France and the Americas as a whole. In a sense, she is truly « a writer for our times, » as the title of a recent tribute in Paris suggested. 

All That Remains Is Madness: An Examination of the Tragic Outcome for Women in A24 Films

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 4:06pm
Dr. Erica Joan Dymond / NeMLA 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Summary: MidsommarSaint MaudFalse PositiveHereditaryThe Hole in the GroundThe Witch, etc. All of these A24 horror films feature women in crisis. Most are struggling with their mental health, most are betrayed by their loved ones, most are literally or emotionally isolated, and most are victims of an uncaring world. In all cases, the films end with the physical or figurative destruction of woman. She is insane, incinerated, beheaded, broken, forever haunted ... The question remains, should viewers accept these endings? Should they be viewed exploitative or unnecessarily shocking? Or is there room to view these as a warning?

Emplotting Black Vindication as Literary Activist-Self

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 4:06pm
NeMLA Conference - March 6-9, 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

This panel includes various African American writers who used literature, art, history, or social scientific writings to oppose faulty presentations of an inferior tertium quid, i.e., subhuman capability. This panel welcomes review of writers and artists alike who endeavored through artistic, literary, historical, musical, filmic, or other means to contend with pseudo social scientific Untermensch designation. Writings and other media at various times and through varying genres and artistic forms, fashioned to make a case for full cultural and intellect parity.

Broadening Our Research Horizons: Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 4:06pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Our dependence on the past’s valuation of its own cultural products has become increasingly obvious in our ongoing interests in reshaping the canon and in decentering our humanities’  disciplines.  Certainly, the availability of digitized primary-source materials increases the range in newly available, even newly discovered texts.  However, our reliance on the digitized brings with it an obvious quandary as it can narrow the scope and constrain investigation of other exciting sources crucial to our scholarship but not deemed worthy of archiving.  They might be fragile, incomplete, or ill-preserved; they might be undocumented and uncatalogued.

Joyce Studies Annual Special Cluster James Joyce and Networks of Transnationality

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 4:01pm
Joyce Studies Annual
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

The transnational turn in modernist studies has helped generate important scholarly works— Modernist Fiction, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Community (Jessica Berman, Cambridge UP, 2001),  Geomodernisms: Race, Modernism, Modernity (edited by Laura Doyle and Laura Winkiel, Indiana UP, 2005), Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism Beyond the Nation (Rebecca Walkowitz, Columbia UP, 2006), The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms (edited by Mark Wollaeger and Matt Eatough, Oxford UP, 2012), Chimeras of Form (Aarthi Vadde, Columbia UP, 2016), and many other publications— over the last two decades which have examined how modernism transcends national borders and reveals the aporias of nationhood.

Unwrapping Christmas Through Arts-Based Research

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:39pm
London Arts-Based Research Centre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2024

Unwrapping Christmas Through Arts-Based Research: A Transdisciplinary Conference
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 30, 2024
Conference Dates: December 3-4, 2024
Location: online
Fees: £90 (non-members), £76.5 (LABRC members)
(Fees apply to both presenters and attendees)

 

Conference webpage: https://labrc.co.uk/2024/07/07/unwrapping-christmas/

 

Call for Papers

The Implications of Generative AI for Human Creativity, Originality—and Deception

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:39pm
Haoqing Yu
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Recent developments in generative artificial intelligence (AI) are currently transforming literary and visual studies—raising issues that range from copyright infringement; to human-computer interaction and collaboration; to the inspirations for human creativity. More broadly, this new technology can lead us to reconsider key issues in the fields of education, media, visual arts, music—and the future of the humanities.

Pedagogical Responses to Whatever's Happening Now (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:39pm
Joshua Gooch / NeMLA 25
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Humanities programs, and the writing programs often housed within, are under threat for reasons that are as much political as they are economic. It is not simply a question of whether humanities degrees or writing skills reward students with economic value or how much revenue humanities faculty bring to an institution, but of what humanities programs and writing classes teach: critical histories, texts that capture the perspectives of the oppressed, and how to think critically about complicated social, political, and historical events.

Family Abolition and Social Revolution: Theories of Social Reproduction Now (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:38pm
Joshua Gooch / NeMLA 25
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

The last twenty years have marked a wave of renewed interest in social reproduction theory, from the republication of work associated with the 1970s Wages for Housework campaign from theorists like Mariarosa Dalla Costa, Selma James, and Silvia Federici, to new works by Federici and a host of new thinkers focused on questions of social reproduction including Kathi Weeks, Nancy Fraser, Sophie Lewis, M.E. O’Brien, and Premilla Nadasen. Lewis, O'Brien, and Weeks have helped return attention to Marx and Engels's call for "the abolition of the family," and elaborated the history and scope of this demand for social revolution.

SEEKING: 1 chapter on race/postcolonialism -- Altered Animals: Posthumanism and Technology in 20th and 21st Century Discourse and Narratives

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:38pm
Monica Sousa (York University), Jerika Sanderson (University of Waterloo)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 9, 2024

We are seeking one (1) chapter contribution to Altered Animals: Posthumanism and Technology in 20th and 21st Century Discourse and Narratives (tentatively titled) to be published with Routledge as a part of their series "Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture." Specifically, we seek a chapter that addresses topics of race/postcolonialism in connection with the book's main scope. 

Abstract proposals of 300-500 words are due on August 9th. Please also include a biographical note including institutional affiliation (if any) of 150-200 words, and a bibliography with a minimum of 5 sources.

Convalescence in 19th- and 20th-century anglophone literature

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:38pm
Nantes Université & Daulat Ram College, Delhi University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2024

CFP Convalescence in 19th- and 20th-century anglophone literature

26-27 June 2025, CRINI, Nantes Université & Daulat Ram College, Delhi University

Organisers: Leslie de Bont, Aude Petit-Marquis, Sanna Melin Schyllert, Deepshikha Mahanta Bortamuly, Violina Borah

Reading Reading: Contemporary Literary Practices

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:37pm
Malaika Sutter and Sofie Behluli
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 6, 2025

We are constantly engaged in processes of reading. We read literary texts, historical sources, films and other media, political moods and affects, and shifting social formations. Amongst the plethora of reading strategies available to us, close reading is perhaps the most widely known and most accepted one in literary studies (cf. I.A. Richards and William Empson). Other approaches to texts include ‘paranoid’ and ‘reparative reading’ (Sedgwick 1997), ‘distant reading’ (Moretti 2000), ‘wide reading’ (Hallet 2010), and ‘surface reading’ (Best and Marcus 2009), to name just a few. More recent research has examined intermedial reading practices (Rippl 2015), the reading of affects (Brinkema 2014), and non/institutional readers (Emre 2017). 

Borders / Dialectics / Civility

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:37pm
Association for Philosophy and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2024

The APL conference will take place from 20th-22nd August 2025 at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:36pm
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2024

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous papers about texts from any time period and literary tradition. We are now accepting submissions for the Fall 2024 issue. Submissions are due by September 22, 2024.

Taking Exception: Adversarial Reading in Early Modern Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:36pm
RSA 2025, Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 2, 2024

Taking Exception: Adversarial Reading in Early Modern Culture

A Paper Panel for RSA 2025, Boston

Sponsored by the Yale Program in Early Modern Studies

 

CFP: "1775: A Society on the Brink of War and Revolution," April 10-11, 2025 at the Concord Museum

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:35pm
American Philosophical Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2024

The Concord Museum, the David Center for the American Revolution at the American Philosophical Society, and the Massachusetts Historical Society will hold a conference on April 10-11, 2025 on the theme “1775”. The conference will be convened at the Concord Museum and marks the 250th anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord. There will be opportunities for attendees to visit historic sites and view objects and collections significant to the Revolution.

Resurrecting Early Modern Women - CONFERENCE

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Description: Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own imagines Shakespeare’s plays being written by Judith, a fabricated sister of Shakespeare, who had escaped an arranged marriage, and turned playwright. Woolf’s text proposes that women need private spaces to write, but this view implies that women during the early modern period were not already prolifically writing, which is not true. Many women during the early modern period were writing and publishing texts across genre, often engaging in political, religious, and social discourse that attempted to revolutionize their societies.

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