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Fourth International Conference on Gender, Sexualities and Eco-Feminist Perspectives in Language, Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:56pm
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The twenty-first century is lauded for the strides in progress that have encouraged the rights of individuals to flourish and succeed regardless of gender, creed, or race. Yet issues of disparity still abound relating to gender constructions and sexual orientations especially against the backdrop of ecological crisis that are plaguing the world. The myriad of challenges which include issues of gender representation, sexual orientation, climate and/or environmental challenges, and cultural difference have become topical within scholarly circles.

“Disability’s Hidden Twin: Discourses of Care and Dependency in Literature”

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:52pm
D. Christopher Gabbard
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Call for abstracts for a volume of critical essays: “Disability’s Hidden Twin: Discourses of Care and Dependency in Literature”

Volume editors: Talia Schaffer (English, Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY) and Chris Gabbard (English, Univ. of North Florida)

We are calling for abstracts for papers examining Anglophone imaginative literature (precluding memoirs) that engages in some fashion with care ethics and disability theory. We are seeking a range of representation from different eras and regions.

Joseph Conrad Centennial Commemorative Book Project

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:52pm
Prof. John G. Peters, University Distinguished Research Professor, University of North Texas and Chandrakant A. Langare, Associate Professor of English, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, M.S. India. ,
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

 

Dear Conradians/Colleagues/ Scholars/Academics

Scholarly Literary Studies Essays Wanted

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:51pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Pennsylvania Literary Journal is seeking scholarly essays in all literary genres, periods, and types. PLJ is a generalist journal that welcomes all types of scholarly discussion. In other words, essays can be on 18th century British literature, or on 20th century Spanish literature. Essays can also explore professional topics in academia (such as conferences, job applications, teaching methodology or gender bias), or explore topics regarding archival research or hypertext accessibility. Essays of almost any size are welcome from 500-word reviews, to short 2,000-word commentary essays, to long critical essays up to around 16,000 words.

Call For Papers: “New Formations of Game Genre,”

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:48pm
Gerald Voorhees
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

 

Game Studies has adopted a notion of genre that overcomes the “tension between ‘ludology’ and ‘narratology’... [by] “conceptualizing video games as operating in the interplay between these two taxonomies of genre” (Apperley 2006). That is, the consensus of the field is that game genres are a combination of both narrative and other forms of representation (e.g. Adventure, Western, or Sci-Fi stories and/or motifs) and formal, ludic structures (e.g  cooperative or competitive, role-playing, shooting, platforming). 

 

Germany and the Black Atlantic

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:44pm
NemLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Aside from the transatlantic slave trade, the second darkest period of the history of Blacks and the black continent is the colonial period. Colonialism is the territorial domination and subjugation of a people by another group of people which encompasses political and economic exploitation. Among the factors that led to the imperial and colonial event in Africa was the industrial revolution with the need for a labor force, an expansion, new markets as well as the concept of white supremacy over other races. The colonial period has had profound effects on the African continent in all ramifications of human endeavor. The transatlantic slave trade as well as colonialism have brought Blacks in contact with Germany.

James Baldwin: then and now

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:43pm
Peter Kerry Powers/ Christianity & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023

 James Baldwin’s presence in American culture and political history follows a trajectory that is perhaps unique in American letters, being the signature literary voice for two very different cultural moments: the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s and then—after a period of relative quiet—being taken up again six decades later as a prophetic precursor and guiding spirit for the larger Black Lives Matter movement.  Baldwin’s continuing relevance for our discourse and disputation about race, nationhood, masculinity and sexuality is now all but taken for granted.  His voice helps us navigate the thicket of cultural politics as we seek a world that is more just and more free than the one in which we live. 

The Intertext in Literature and Film - NeMLA Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:41pm
NeMLA's 54th Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The panel, “The Intertext in Literature and Film”, aims at gathering papers that discuss the plurality of texts in literary genres and the film genre. Intertextuality is conceived of, in this discussion, from Kristeva’s coinage of the term. In her Semeiotike: Recherches pour une sémanalyse (1969), Kristeva develops the term after Bakhtin’s concept of dialogism in the novel. Kristeva’s seminal work on “intertexuality” may entail it as a concept that accentuates the intertwining feature of narratives. Added to that, the Bakhtinian concept is also paramount to the approach of this subject matter as his theory of the novel is intrinsic in fiction especially within “the multiple voicings of a text” (A Poetics of Postmodernism 126).

Modernist Jany Eyre?

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Coming to Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel, Jane Eyre, for the first time, one may be struck by its apparently forward-looking elements, ones that do not seem to line up with expectations for early Victorian novels. In terms of the novel's explorations of inner consciousness, one observer finds that Jane Eyre is a precursor of modernist authors such as Proust, Woolf, and Joyce. Furthermore, Jane's keen awareness of women's equality with men in terms of the right to education, access to the wider world, and happiness in a relationship has distinctly feminist overtones. But may Jane Eyre be classified as a modernist and feminist work of literature?

Roles of First Nation Peoples in Modern Canadian Literary Works

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Modern Canadian poets and authors of fiction have incorporated aspects of First Nation cultures and characters in a range of works. In some cases portraits of First Nation individuals and communities are central to these literary works while in others they are less prominent. What are the similarities and differences between the depictions of First Nation peoples? Are the literary treatments of them reliable? What may we learn about Canadian historical and political realities in Canada, as well as gender roles, from these portrayals? Please submit 200-word abstracts through your new or previous user account by going to https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html and following the links.

Film Reviewer Needed

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:39pm
Cinematic Codes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Cinematic Codes Review is in need of a regular film reviewer(s). The reviewer has complete freedom to choose the films from past or present that they want to review. They can choose to do in-depth review essays that analyze one or two films seperately or comparatively, or six or so short surface reviews of a few films or series that they enjoyed watching. Reviews should be illustrated with screen-shots from the films you are describing. Non-regular scholarly essays from academics and articles about filmmaking from those inside the film industry are also warmy invited. CCR releases three issues per year, and a set of reviews is included in each issue. If more than one reviewer volunteers, reviewers can split the work.

Literature-General

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:38pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Call for Papers

Literature-General

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 15, 2022

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022

 

Reminder--NeMLA 2023 Roundtable: "What's Next?: Constructing a Pedagogy of Resilience"

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NeMLA 2023: Niagara Falls, NY. March 23-26, 2023.

As we continue to transition our daily lives “back to normal”—or rather to our understanding of “normal” from a pre-pandemic perspective—how do we negotiate the lessons learned during the pandemic? Quarantine, lockdown, self-isolation, social distancing, and the many other necessary health measures we have taken, currently take, and may continue to take, have forced a reconsideration of how we work and how we teach. What are our key pedagogical takeaways to help build and foster resiliency during these times?

Queer Temporalities and Nostalgias in Film and Television

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:36pm
SCMS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 28, 2022

We are trying to put together a panel proposal for the SCMS conference from April 12-15, 2023, in Denver. We are looking to supplement the papers we have already gathered with one or two more that deal with queer nostalgia/temporality in film/media. Please send an abstract of no more than 2500 characters and a bio (500 characters) to mstekl@stanford.edu and jennyme@stanford.edu

Reminder: BSA New Scholars Program deadline approaches...

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:34pm
Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 3, 2022

As a reminder, the BSA New Scholars Program deadline is September 3. If you were contemplating applying, but haven’t yet, we strongly encourage you to do so!  CFA: BSA NEW SCHOLARS PROGRAM (DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 3) The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program promotes the work of scholars new to bibliography, broadly defined to include the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of all textual artifacts.

Portrayals of Africans in Europe and the USA in Modern African Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Diverse African literary works portray the experiences of African characters in the United States and other Western nations. Such works include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers, and NoViolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names. What do such portrayals tell us about imagined ideas of Western opportunity and promise? What do these types of narratives reveal about shared and divergent outlooks and lifestyles in African and Western communities? What different kinds of political and gender-based experiences are dramatized in these works, and what are the similarities and differences between the views of such experiences by African and Western characters?

Distinctively Caribbean Cultures and Characters

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Caribbean poets, dramatists, and novelists have created a complex portrait of the Islands' cultures and characters. Certainly many of these characters' and cultures' traits resonate with those in other areas of the world. But what are some of the distinctive characteristics of Caribbean life in literatures of the Caribbean? How do historical, political, or folkloric legacies help us understand these distinctive traits? What are the liberatory implications of distinctly Caribbean characters, communities, environments, and folkloric motifs? Please submit 200-word abstracts through your new or previous user account by going to https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html and following the links.

Critical Plant Studies Book Series

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2022 - 6:26pm
Douglas Vakoch / Critical Plant Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Critical Plant Studies, a book series published by Lexington 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:
• Representations of plants in literature, art, film, and popular culture
• Relationships between humans and plants
• Boundaries and distinctions between plants and animals
• Plants and the environmental crisis
• Phytosemiotics and plant communication
• Plant sensation and consciousness
• Vegetal agency

Decoloniality, Gender, Equity & Diversity - International Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2022 - 9:32am
Coventry University / University of Johannesburg / Leverhulme Trust
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

3 – 4 November 2022

Venue: UJ Auckland Park, Kingsway Campus and Virtually

Coventry University in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Sociology calls for researchers, postgraduate students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and specialists in the fields of Decoloniality, Gender, Equity and Diversity to submit papers for a 1.5- day international conference. The conference will take place in-person (at UJ) and virtually and will be funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

50th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:43pm
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2022

50th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

 

February 20-21 (Virtual) – 23-25 2023

 

Featuring Keynotes by Stephanie Burt, Jennifer Egan, Merve Emre, & Fernando Operé

 

Societies in Residence at the LCLC include E. E. Cummings Society, International Lawrence Durrell Society, T. S. Eliot Society, Iris Murdoch Society, Charles Olson Society, International Harold Pinter Society & International Virginia Woolf Society

 

Water Justice and Urban Climate Resilience (NeMLA 2023)

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 1:48pm
Davy Knittle, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This NeMLA 2023 session will explore literary critical and environmental humanities methods for rethinking water justice and urban climate adaptation. We are interested in formal and informal relationships to water justice; representations of riverine and coastal cities; and readings of texts that help us consider governmental, private, and community-based strategies of water management. Topics might include representations of drought, flooding, toxicity and cleanup, water access, and water infrastructures.

New Routledge Companion to Global Women's Writing

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:55pm
Ina Seethaler / Coastal Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

We invite abstracts for chapters of previously unpublished and original work to be included in the new Routledge Companion to Global Women’s Writing, which is under contract to be published in July 2024 as part of the Routledge Literature Companions series.

The Many Fortunes of the Courtier: The Resilience of Castiglione’s Cortegiano

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30th, 2022

54th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Annual Convention

at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, New York

Special Discussion Panel:

 

The Many Fortunes of the Courtier:

The Resilience of Castiglione’s Cortegiano

March 23-26, 2023

 

Call for Special-Issue Proposale

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:54pm
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

Digital Humanities

Film

Literary Translation

Print Culture

PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors’ schedule.

Fantasy Goes to Hell: Depictions of Hell in Modern Fantasy Texts

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:53pm
The Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 

Call for Papers

Fantasy Goes to Hell: Depictions of Hell in

Modern Fantasy Texts

 

A Mythcon Online Winter Seminar (28 January 2023)

and Special Issue of Mythlore (Fall/Winter 2023)

Chairs/Editors: Janet Brennan Croft and Erin Giannini

 

Deadlines:

Proposals for the seminar: November 15, 2022

Submissions for the special issue: May 15, 2023

 

CFP: Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture Area of the PCA/ACA

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:53pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2023 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

RHETORIC, COMPOSITION AND POPULAR CULTURE AREA
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: PAPERS OR PANELS

For information on the Popular Culture Association as well as complete and current conference details, see https://pcaaca.org/conference/2023

Resisting Extinction in Contemporary Italian Literature, Cinema & Media Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:51pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The environment is still being shaped by anthropocentric acts, facing continuous destruction, and reverberating catastrophic effects on numerous species, including humans both as individuals and as communities. This panel wants to contribute to the ongoing debate about the necessity to improve the human relationship with the environment, with nature, and the need for a significant, long overdue change of the current course of action. The ongoing unscrupulous devastation can lead to extreme outcomes such as extinction, announcing the termination of numerous representations of life in various forms. Yet, a strong resistance to this threat can be encountered in various contexts and is defined in disparate ways through diversified means of communication.

"Dealing with the Devil: The Faust Motif"

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:51pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Papers for this 2023 NEMLA Conference roundtable need not involve actual deals with the devil, though such papers are welcome. The session will explore works in which a character or multiple characters engage in an activity or agreement that puts them at risk or compromises them without their anticipating or possibly understanding the full consequences or their lack of control over them. There might be a paper on Marlowe’s version of the Faust tale; there might also be a paper on Breaking Bad. There might be papers on film noir and/or the novels that inspired the films, or The Godfather.  What drives characters to make such choices?   Is it for wealth or power or something more noble or desperate?

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