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MLA 2025 — Ecology without Nostalgia: Form and Futurity

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:13pm
Sarah-Nelle Jackson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

Following methodological interventions in ecocriticism's nostalgic appeals to "nature," this session invites formal analyses and other close readings of texts that gesture toward, illuminate, or articulate liberatory socio-environmental futures. Any period, genre, language.

Please send 250-word abstracts to Sarah-Nelle Jackson, sarah-nelle.jackson@ubc.ca, by March 22, 2024. Graduate students and early-career scholars are encouraged to apply.

Traductions Trompeuses: Deceitful Translations in French and Francophone Literature and Art

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:13pm
PAMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

What happens when an author, playwright, or filmmaker choses to embed a translation in a fictional setting? This panel will consider the many forms of fictional, imaginary, and somewhat deceitful translations - from pseudotranslation (a text written as if it had been translated from a foreign language, even though no foreign language original exists) to self-translation (when an author composes a text in one language and translates it into another) - to interrogate the act of translation as both a motor and an obstacle in a work of fiction.

"Memory, Affects and Emotions" - 6th International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:13pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 7, 2024

Conference: 25-26 April 2024 (online - via Zoom)

Scientific Committee:
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 

CALL FOR PAPERS:

The Beauty of Storytelling and the Story of Beauty

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:12pm
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

We kindly invite Authors to submit proposals to a special issue of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics- "The Beauty of Storytelling and the Story of Beauty", Vol. 75 (2/2025), edited by Joanna Szczepanik (Faculty of Architecture, West Pomeranian Technological University in Szczecin, Poland) and Kalina Kukiełko (Institute of Sociology, University of Szczecin, Poland)

Submission deadline: 31 March, 2025

Cultural History

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:12pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Cultural History panel seeks to revivify the political or social intersections that exist between text and context, including interdisciplinary aspects of culture. While papers that explore the continuities between history and film, history and literature, or history as it interweaves with marginalized aesthetic traditions would receive preference, excerpts of longer, ongoing projects that examine how cultural formations are “translated” or subsumed into historical trajectories would be particularly welcome. Submissions that not only practice cultural history by invoking the liminality of borderlands, but also critically reflect upon that practice are also encouraged.

Sounding Hawthorne

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:12pm
Michael S. Martin/Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

“Sounding Hawthorne: Silence, Acoustics, and Aurality”

 

MLA Panel for The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

9-12 January 2025

 

Young Rhetoricians' 2024 Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:12pm
Young Rhetoricians' Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

***Please see  link to full CFP for more information.***

What is the Young Rhetoricians' Conference?

The Young Rhetoricians’ Conference (YRC) began in 1985 at San Jose State University. From its inception, YRC has been a place for those who teach rhetoric at the university level to share research about teaching rhetoric and techniques for teaching rhetoric. “Young” refers not to the age of the rhetoricians but refers instead to rhetors with a willingness, in the mind, to dance whenever possible. You can learn more about YRC at our website.

"Rhetorical Theory" Panel (PAMLA 2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:12pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

PAMLA 2024 RHETORICAL THEORY PANEL

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

“Rhetorical Theory”
Palm Springs, CA, Nov. 6-10

Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack (USC)

Abstract

This panel will explore recent movements in rhetorical theory writ large, either in connection with or apart from composition theory and practice. Special attention will be given to proposals that engage with the conference's theme.

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Mester UCLA Call for Papers, Issue 53

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:12pm
Mester UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 24, 2024

General Issue: Queer Resistance

Special Topic Trans Violence in Contemporary Latin American Culture

Mester has extended the deadline for the call for submissions for its 53rd issue. We are the graduate student academic journal of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA. Our scholarly magazine publishes academic articles, interviews, and book reviews on Iberian, Latin American, Brazilian, Luso-African, Latinx, and Chicanx literature, culture, and linguistics. Mester is seeking submissions that shape and inform queer resistance and the challenges it encounters in contemporary literary representation and cultural production. As a critical praxis of resistance, what do writing, filming, performing, and reading queerly (re)present?

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn: Twenty-First-Century Religion and Culture in Youth Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:12pm
Sara Schwebel, Suzan Alteri, Dainy Bernstein
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Call for Papers: A Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

Twenty-First-Century Religion and Culture in Youth Literature

Deadline for submissions of proposals: July 15, 2024

Submit via Google Form: https://forms.gle/tC8g7MYpLAxF6dcu8

For any questions, contact Sara Schwebel (sls09@illinois.edu), Suzan Alteri (salteri@illinois.edu), or Dainy Bernstein (dainyb@illinois.edu).

WRITING THE NON-HUMAN: ANIMAL NARRATIVES BEYOND THE HUMAN LENS

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:11pm
Department of English, The University of North Bengal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2024

International Conference

on

 

WRITING THE NON-HUMAN: ANIMAL NARRATIVES BEYOND THE HUMAN LENS

 

Organised by

Department of English

University of North Bengal

 

In collaboration with

University of Milan, Italy

 

NEPCA: Film & History

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:11pm
Northeast Popular Culture Assoc.
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Film and History

Chair: Michael Modarelli, Walsh University. mmodarelli@walsh.edu

While this area welcomes presentations on a wide range of film topics contributing to popular culture, we are epically interested in papers that explore the following:

SAMLA Graduate Student Creative Writing Award

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:11pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Each year, SAMLA is pleased to accept nominations of outstanding creative work written by graduate students. The award alternates yearly between Prose and Poetry.

The 2024 edition honors Prose, and the prize includes a $250 honorarium, publication of the winning work in the South Atlantic Review, and complimentary registration for SAMLA 96 in Jacksonville, FL.

DRHA 2024: Banal Devices - Everyday technology in globalized technocultures

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:11pm
Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) 2024
Banal Devices: Everyday technology in globalized technocultures
University of Music and Theatre Munich, 8-10 September 2024

What systems and devices are relevant in people’s everyday lives, beyond the globalized dreams and universalising narratives professed by big tech and state bodies in the Global North? This question will be the starting point for DRHA 2024.

Breaking New Grounds Democratising Gardens and Gardening in Great Britain, 19th-20th centuries.

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:10pm
Clémence Laburthe-Tolra / Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

 

Breaking New Grounds.
Democratising Gardens and Gardening in Great Britain, 19th-20th centuries.

 

Date: 27 September 2024.
Venue: Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3.
A one-day conference organised by Clémence Laburthe-Tolra (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, EMMA) and Aurélien Wasilewski (Law & HumanitiesCERSA, UMR 7106, Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas).

 

THE SOUTHERN GOTHIC AT PCAS/ ACAS 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:10pm
Popular Culture / American Culture Association in the South
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Steeped in the wide-flung diaspora of the Gothic mode, the Southern Gothic is one of the most prominent ways the South is represented in media and culture. Represented in the works of writers as varied as Carson McCullers, Flannery O’Connor, and William Faulkner to Cormac McCarthy, Cherie Priest, and Jesmyn Ward, whether categorized as a form, a style, or a genre, the Southern Gothic is bound up with the specificity of regional cultural anxieties about race, class, gender, sexuality, history, and geographic identity itself. From its most stereotypical depictions to more nuanced, complex interpretations, the Southern Gothic shapes the wider perception of regional identities in ways that invite our contemporary scholarly engagement.

 

The Routledge Companion to Sylvia Plath

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:09pm
Janet Badia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Call for Papers: The Routledge Companion to Sylvia Plath

 

This call for papers invites submission to The Routledge Companion to Sylvia Plath, edited by Janet Badia, Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, and Emily Van Duyne. The collection, now under contract, will be a new addition to the Routledge Literature Companions series—highly regarded, field-defining volumes that showcase exciting areas of literary studies. These volumes are ideal introductions for beginners and useful volumes for those already working in the field. By design, they summarize current scholarship while simultaneously highlighting emergent approaches to authors and areas of study.

 

RMMLA English 19 Century Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:09pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

Rocky Mountain 

Modern Language Association

English Nineteenth-Century Panel

October 10-12, 2024

Las Vegas, Nevada

Abstract Deadline: April 1, 2024

 

Teaching in the Age of AI

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:09pm
Zea Miller/University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

25 October 2024 

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida 

 

Call for Proposals

SAMLA 96: Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:09pm
Lisa Wenger Bro
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

SAMLA’s 96th annual conference, Seen and Unseen, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL this year from November 15-17.  Those accepted must be members of SAMLA to present. You can find more information at: https://southatlanticmla.org/  

 

World Mythology and World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:09pm
GOVERNMENT ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE (Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli.) Nagalapuram, Tamil Nadu, India.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Government Arts and Science College

 Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. Nagalapuram, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

In collaboration With

 

NMS SVN College, Nagamalai, Madurai. 

Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

The African Historical Novel

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:08pm
MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

In light of the resurgence of interest in the historical novel, this panel invites papers that reflect on, periodize, or contextualize the genre’s dominance in African literary production, past and present. Bio and paper abstract.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 13 March 2024

Lily Saint, Wesleyan U (lsaint@wesleyan.edu ) Farah Bakaari, Cornell U (fmo8@cornell.edu )

Literary Monsters

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:08pm
Dr. Tracie Provost
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

SAMLA’s 96th annual conference, Seen and Unseen, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida this year from November 15-17.  Those accepted must be members of SAMLA to present. You can find more information at: https://southatlanticmla.org/

 

 

Literary Monsters Panel

 

Dreaming of Christmas: Rediscovering the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Christmas Story

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:07pm
Edited Collection, Monika Elbert and Thomas Ruys Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

 

Dreaming of Christmas: Rediscovering the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Christmas Story

Please send proposals of roughly 300-500 words, a short bio, and any other enquiries, to editors Monika Elbert (elbertm@mail.montclair.edu) and Thomas Ruys Smith (thomas.smith@uea.ac.uk) by May 1st 2024.Final essays (roughly 7000 words) will be due by October 15th 2024.

 

Text Under Pressure: Society for Textual Scholarship 2024 conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:07pm
Society for Textual Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2024

The Society for Textual Scholarship invites proposals for our 2024 conference hosted by the University of Tulsa, June 6-8, on the theme Text Under Pressure. The deadline for proposals is Monday, March 18.

Texts manifest many varieties of creative, social, and political pressure in their expressive content and form. But text is also often a matter of technological pressure: printing techniques rely on the pressure of a platen, roller, or squeegee; other recording and playback processes require the pressure of a stylus, a chisel, a nib, or the gentle pulse of a wifi wave. Such pressurized circumstances, symbolic and material, reveal core issues of textual production, circulation, reception, and contestation. 

MAPACA 2024 Summer Virtual Symposium Call for Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:07pm
Mid Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) 

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