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.
This panel invites papers that explore literary representations of populations—immigrants, migrant workers, the racially or sexually marginalized, disabled persons, etc.—that are rendered ‘surplus’ by American society. This might be through economic, political, or interpersonal forces. This panel is especially interested in the ways these populations resist this dehumanization and forge their own communities. The label ‘surplus’ pushes these populations to the margins of society, deeply isolating them. Isolation is one of the most crippling afflictions that an individual can encounter, leaving them with no support system when forces like prejudices, poverty, or oppression affect them so deeply.
SAMLA 2023 (9-11 November)
This roundtable invites critics and writers to rethink cities (or neighborhoods/areas within cities) that are essential to understanding “American writing,” yet still seem to remain outside or “extraneous” to discussions of “American literature.” What historical cities, lost neighborhoods, or even ruins/necropoli are critical to enduring issues explored within American writing? What stories seem lost within locales trimmed of their histories? How does re-centered dialogue around these locations remap American literary production? What trajectories or points of transit are central to discussions of “canonical texts” in the present moment? How do these questions reframe concepts of diaspora or a “literature of the Americas?”
The study of T. S. Eliot is enjoying an unprecedented renaissance, thanks to a wealth of new primary and critical materials. New biographies of Eliot and the key people in his life, the Complete Prose, new editions of his poetry and plays, important new translations, and the publication of thousands of new letters have opened up countless new possibilities for the investigation of Eliot’s life and work. This session invites proposals on any topic reasonably related to T. S. Eliot. Preference will be given to proposals that engage with any of the new materials mentioned above. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a brief bio to Patrick.Query@westpoint.edu by 4 September 2023.
CFP: paper proposals for session at NeMLA (March 7-10, 2024, Boston, MA)
The act of translation is often discussed in terms of possession: what is lost, what is revealed, who can claim ownership of a text, and to what extent. It is possible, however, that a more enlightening conversation around translation theory and practice could be had if we shifted our focus from questions of ownership to questions of surplus and scarcity. In an age of globalization where translation is often maligned as useless and mechanized, the field of translation studies must push itself towards inclusive discussions of its most human aspects. To what extent should the translator's work be visible? How do translators negotiate the complexities of excess and lack, "too-much-ness" and "not-enough-ness," when mediating a text?
Please consider submitting an abstract for the 2024 NeMLA Convention:
This panel aims to examine how elective, therapeutic, spontaneous abortions, and stillbirths are represented in work of literature and cinema from an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective at the intersection of gender studies and the medical humanities. We welcome papers that engage with novels, graphic novels, memoirs, cross-genre texts, poems, films, and documentaries, that address experiences of pregnancy loss in contemporary societies, cultures, and languages, by using different methodologies.
This book is an academic-edited volume (to be published by CSMFL Publications under its Academic Collection series) that explores the transformative impact of technology and artificial intelligence on the field of translation studies. This book aims to delve into the evolving landscape of translation in the digital age, highlighting the intersection of technology, AI, and translation practices. By examining the advancements, challenges, and opportunities presented by these emerging technologies, the book seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of how they are reshaping the field and paving the way for the future of translation.
Broad themes of the volume include the followings:
Call for Papers: Consent and Cultural Competency (Winter 2023)
Extension of previous deadline.
Seeking submissions in the form of articles and/or notes from the field. Both formats are reviewed through double-blind peer review. Find more details and guidelines here: https://journals.calstate.edu/jcbp/about/submissions
The terms “community” and “immunity” on both local and global scales have become semantically interdependent with unparalleled currency. They have triggered debates about stopping the propelling cycle of immunization that claims to benefit the community and raised concerns about the pressing need to maintain naturally invulnerable societies. Prominent among the theorists who highlight the close and problematic connection between the two notions is Roberto Esposito (2012), who posits that “community” points to difference and that “immunity” designates relation/contagion.
Undue Burdens: Reproductive Rights and Bodily Autonomy in the Long Eighteenth Century
Eds. Fiona Brideoake, Ula Lukszo Klein, and Nicole Garret
Call for Papers
Reading for Life in Uncertain Times: Literature and Wellbeing.
Online interdisciplinary Symposium: 13-14 September 2023
Hosted by La Trobe University
"There is always a wild card. And what I had were books. What I had, most of all, was the language that books allowed. A way to talk about complexity. A way to ‘keep the heart awake to love and beauty’ (Coleridge)"
Intellectus invites you to submit research articles, book reviews, and scholarly interviews on Africana philosophy, black studies, and applied philosophy (especially in ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics), feminism, international law, public policy, and socio-political philosophy in their relevance to Africa or African heritage. This CFP is for Volume 2 Number 1, for the year 2023.
The Submission Process
CFP: Saying Yes to Nope: Cinema, Spectacle, and Race in Jordan Peele’s Nope
Editors: Russell Meeuf, Nancy McGuire Roche, and Eric Gary Anderson
Jordan Peele’s third feature film, Nope, has cemented Peele’s place in contemporary cinema as a visionary auteur concerned with cinema, race, genre, and media spectacle. Building on his work as a writer-director on Get Out and Us, and expanding his oeuvre as a film and television producer across genres, Nope is Peele’s most reflexive work to date, exploring our cultural obsessions with spectacle and media culture’s impact on people of color.
Contact Information: Dr. Shari Hodges Holt, University of Mississippi, email@example.com
Deadline: June 30, 2023
Proposals for 15-minute conference presentations are invited for the regular Gothic Session at the 2023 South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) conference. The conference will be held October 12-14 at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi, TX. The session is open topic. Presentations on Gothic tropes, the Gothic as a literary or cultural movement, or specific Gothic texts from literature, film, and popular culture are welcome.
This issue of Critical Times probes the question of solidarity—its subjects, horizons, difficulties, and limits. In some social-theoretical accounts, solidarity is a force that coheres subjects, holds them together in one community, and coordinates their aspirations, sympathies, or interests in perfect unity. Solidarity, in other words, transcends differences to generate unity; indeed, it converts difference into sameness. And when such differences persist or reappear in new forms, solidarity is said to be in danger or to have failed. Yet this is neither the only archive nor the only horizon of solidarity.
CFP - Conference Panel: "Rethinking Language Programs: Innovative Recruiting and Retention Initiatives
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
October 26-29, 2023
The Shakespeare panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention is still accepting abstracts! We encourage you to submit any and all papers concerning Shakespeare. The Convention will be held in Denver, CO, October 11 - 14.
Please send a 250-300 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st 2023 for consideration. See the link below for more information on the convention.
Brandeis Novel Symposium CFP 2023: Percival Everett’s Erasure
Friday October 20, 2023, Brandeis University Mandel Center for the Humanities
The seventh annual Brandeis Novel Symposium invites proposals for papers that think with and about Percival Everett’s Erasure. Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California, Percival Everett is the author of more than 30 books including most recently the Booker Prize shortlisted The Trees. Erasure (2001) is a satire of the American publishing industry and the pressures placed on African-American writers.
Call for Papers
The Power of One: Theories, Strategies and Case Studies in Internationalizing the Student Experience
About the Anthology
Call for Papers, panel@ SAMLA 95, taking place on November 9-11, 2023, in Atlanta, GA
Graphic Psychiatry--Exploring Visual Narratives of Mental Health
The Conference for Young Adult Literature Louisiana (CYALL) is a forum to discuss, demonstrate, and champion learning strategies in teaching young adult literature. College faculty, graduate students, librarians, authors, K-12 educators, and scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers and presentations on all aspects of YA literature and media.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is September 15, 2023
The conference will be held on November 10, 2023.
The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) is welcoming proposals for its 2021 annual conference. We are hosting the conference virtually from October 21st through October 23rd. Proposals may be submitted by August 1st and should include author's/authors' contact information, working title, abstract, and short author's/authors' bio, and may be submitted at http://nepca.blog/conference.
Disney Studies [Special Topic]
Current Chair: Priscilla Hobbs, Southern New Hampshire University, email@example.com
Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies was founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 1975 and was housed in the Women's Studies department at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Frontiers began as a volunteer-based organization to bridge academic and community-based feminist knowledge and corresponded with a local movement among students, faculty, and community members to develop a women's studies program at the University of Colorado. Using a range of informal tactics, the Frontiers editorial collective established itself as "an incorporated legal nonentity," a strategic move aimed at circumventing the heteropatriarchal administrative tactics that had hindered the formation of women's studies programs in universities across the U.S.
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AWL-SSH THIRD ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM 2023
Democracy in the Times of Digital Transformations
9 - 10 November 2023
Call for Papers – “Performing theatricality and imaging religious ceremonies in early modern Western Europe”
May 15-17, 2024 (Ghent University)
Cormac McCarthy: When the Man Comes Around (2023) is a one-day conference to be held on November 15, 2023 regarding the work of Cormac McCarthy (July 30, 1933 –).
Papers are invited that touch on his characteristic treatment of a variety of subjects within his body of work: masculinity, femininity and Stoicism (analytic and continental), writing, living and dying; the ontology, epistemology and literature of fate and identity; war and peace, film adaptations of his work, politics and sovereignty, science fiction, extreme phenomena (e.g. COVID-19, UFOs/UAPs, Earth’s heating climate, A.I., etc.), art, fiction and narrative, violence, law, power, metaphysics, critical inquiry and so on.