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SCMLA - Interdisciplinary Studies Panel

updated: 
Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 6:25pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

SCMLA – Fall 2024 

Hotel Monteleone

New Orleans

September 19-21, 2024

 

Proposal submissions for the Interdisciplinary Studies panel at South Central Modern Language Associations 81st Anniversary conference are currently being accepted. We encourage graduate students at the MA and PhD level to submit as well. A variety of approaches and topics may be submitted for this panel. 

The conference will be held in New Orleans, Lousisiana, at the Hotel Monteleone. Details can be found at https://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/

Extended Deadline: CFP for Angelaki: Ontological-Existential Exhaustion: Being-Tired, and Tired-of-Being: a philosophy of fatigue and exhaustion

updated: 
Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 11:31am
Marina Christodoulou
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

Call for papers for a Special Issue of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities

 

Ontological-Existential Exhaustion:

Being-Tired, and Tired-of-Being: a philosophy of fatigue and exhaustion

(preliminary title)

 

Editor: Marina Christodoulou

https://edinburgh.academia.edu/MChristodoulou

 

Untimely Time: On History’s Instrumental Narratives

updated: 
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 11:54am
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2024

History is frequently at the heart of how people view themselves and others in modern culture. The construction of the self in political, social, religious, and other spheres often exhibits an “instrumental” use of history in Nietzsche’s terms (a category also taken up by others, notably Foucault, Trouillot, and, more recently, implicitly in Priya Satia in Time’s Monster). The past is not simply a narrative of meaning connecting causality, leading from former times to the present, but it is also a means of crafting and molding a particular moment. In other words, the present is in the past. Perceptions of history are finding footing in modern causes and are proving to be instrumental for predetermined ends. 

Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 9:39am
Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

Call for Book Reviews

Submit abstracts here: https://tinyurl.com/3muvywvt.

We are pleased to announce a call for book reviews.

We invite book reviews (700 - 1,200 words) on work on the following topics but not limited to:

Devils and Justified Sinners Conference (REVISED SUBMISSION DATE)

updated: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 9:19pm
Romancing the Gothic
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

 

Devils and Justified Sinners

An online conference on 24th and 25th August 2024 to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of James Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

The conference is entirely online and is open to scholars and experts from around the world.

 

MLA 2025: Building Coalitions: Advocating for Graduate Labor Needs Across Institutions

updated: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 10:37am
Kate Ostrom
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

In November 2022, the University of California participated in the largest strike in higher education when 48,000 graduate workers, post-docs, and academic researchers went on strike to advocate for their collective labor needs. Following this collaborative framework, we seek presentations focused on coalition building to address labor issues impacting graduate students in literature and languages across institutions. 

Potential paper might address, but are not limited to, the following: 

    • Unionization efforts and graduate labor strikes and resistance; 

  • Collective bargaining success and struggles;

Acta Ludologica (Vol. 7, No. 2, 2024)

updated: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 10:17am
Acta Ludologica
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Acta Ludologica (ISSN 2585-8599, e-ISSN 2585-9218) is a double-blind peer-reviewed scientific journal published twice a year in both online and print versions. It focuses on the comprehensive discourse of games and digital games, including theoretical and empirical studies, research results, and their implementation into practice, as well as professional publication reviews and scientific reviews of digital games.

Acta Ludologica is inviting manuscripts for Vol. 7, No. 2, scheduled to be published in December 2024. The submissions deadline is June 30, 2024.

CFP: Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST), Spring 2024 General Issue

updated: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 4:30am
Journal of American Studies of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

An international biannual print and online publication of the American Studies Association of Turkey, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey operates with a double-blind peer review system and publishes work (in English) on American literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions, politics, economics, geography and related subjects.
The Editorial Board welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic disciplines, as well as comparative studies of the United States. 

2024 ASAT Conference CFP (Deadline Extended-May 6, 2024): Re* Imaginings and Visions of America

updated: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 4:28am
American Studies Association of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 6, 2024

                                                                    Re*  Imaginings and Visions of America American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)42nd International American Studies Conference Hosted by: Yaşar UniversityDepartment of English Language and LiteratureIzmir, TurkeyOctober 23-25, 2024 The devastating earthquake that hit the southeastern cities of Turkey and affected tens of thousands of people brought us together, not only in sharing the trauma but also in the hope of re-constructing new lives, re-evaluating priorities, and re-imagining a new, less destructive future.

IPCC 2024 (Online) - beyond the public-private in communication

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:17am
Interdisciplinary PhD Communication Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 24, 2024

Call for Papers! - beyond the public-private in communication -

Our private moments can instantly become public with just a touch, and the line between what is personal and what is public has become more blurred and constitutive of each other. At Interdisciplinary PhD Communication Conference (IPCC) 2024, we are opening the floor to early career researchers, who are eager to explore these changes. The deadline for submitting the abstracts is the 24th of March 2024 (extended deadline). You can send your abstracts or panel proposals to ipcc@bilgi.edu.tr

Mythcon 53: Fantasies of the Middle Lands

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:16am
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The idea of “middle-ness” can suggest stability—the center of an object is less likely to break than its edges. It can also suggest the opposite: something in a state of change can be said to be in “the middle”—neither one thing nor another. Mythcon 53, located in the middle of the continental U.S., welcomes papers exploring the concept of “middle-ness” as it is worked out in fantasy, science fiction, and related genres. Paper topics can cover a wide range of possibilities, including but not limited to the following:

MLA 2025 - Brevity in Scholarship: The Short Book

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:15am
Nicole Lobdell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

MLA 2025, Special Session, "Brevity in Scholarship: The Short Book"

Papers discussing writing or editing of short books and their roles in scholarship. Series might include Object Lesson Series, Re: Verse Series, Oxford’s Very Short Introductions, Stanford Briefs, among others. Send 250-word abstract & bio to lobdelln@nsula.edu.Nicole Lobdell, Northwestern SU of Louisiana.

Is Visibility Still a Trap? Rethinking Visibility in Queer and Trans Studies (MLA 2025 Session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:15am
Guy Davidson, U. of Wollongong / Ben Nichols, U. of Manchester
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2024

Dominant queer and trans studies frameworks still tend to see visibility as a ‘trap’. We invite 200-word abstracts for a special session to be proposed for the 2025 MLA convention that will offer a more complex picture, specifying and historicizing the changing meanings of visibility in queer and trans representation. Please send 200-word abstracts and short bio notes to Guy Davidson and Ben Nichols (guy@uow.edu.au, ben.nichols@manchester.ac.uk) by 18th March 2024.

 

Cruelty and Brutalism Today

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:15am
Techno-Humanities Lab, Faculty of "Artes Liberales", University of Warsaw
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Papers and panels are invited for the interdisciplinary conference, “Cruelty and Brutalism Today”, which will take place in Warsaw from 4-5 November 2024. The conference is organized by the Faculty of “Artes Liberales ” at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and is part of the “Technology and Socialization” project.

Dostoevsky and Disability (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:15am
International Dostoevsky Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2024

This guaranteed panel brings the multitude of disabled characters in Dostoevsky's work -- including those with physical dis/abilities, chronic illnesses, emotional-cognitive differences, or the deaf, blind, or non-verbal -- into conversation with the growing fields of Disability Studies and Critical Medical Humanities within Slavic Studies. In light of the Presidential Theme of Visibility, we urge scholars to go beyond abstraction and metaphor, examining the political positions, socio-economic worldviews, and existential stakes that shaped how disability and the disabled were framed in Dostoevsky's oeuvre.

Indigenous Literatures and Christianity (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:14am
Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2024

The Conference on Christianity and Literature, and allied organization of the Modern Language Association, invites proposals for a guaranteed session at the 2025 MLA convention in New Orleans, 9-12 January 2025. 

We invite papers that explore the relationship between Indigenous literatures and Christianity, the 2021 First Nations Version of the Bible, or other connections between Indigenous literatures and the Bible. 300-word abstract and brief c.v. requested.

Please send proposals and any questions to Cynthia Wallace (cwallace [at] stmcollege.ca) and Chad Schrock (cschrock [at] leeuniversity.edu).

Dickensian Cultures and Communities (MLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:14am
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

Dickens remains one of the most visible Anglophone authors, with his fiction adapted regularly for the stage and screen and frequently taught and discussed by scholars. His hypercanonicity has also inspired more diverse, ephemeral forms of engagement across a range of cultural contexts, from popular visual and material cultures, through to literary tourism and festivals, and on to the practices of collectors and fans in both analogue and online contexts. This session invites contributions that analyse an aspect or aspects of this vast and still relatively underexplored terrain.

Call for Paper for MLA 2025 (non-guaranteed session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:13am
Shakeema Funchess
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

 

Title: African Language, Literature, and Culture Since 1990: Exploring the Dynamic Role of AAVE

 

Abstract:

16th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:13am
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

The 16th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 14, 2024, at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. Presentation proposals on any aspect of the 2024 conference theme “Lyrical Louisiana,” as well as creative texts by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

Reimagining the American West (MLA 2025 Special Session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:13am
Nate Mickelson, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

How are poets, novelists, filmmakers, and other artists reconfiguring the Western genre? How do 21st century Westerns challenge the genre's enduring exclusions and myths? What do indigenous, queer, feminist, Black, and Asian-American Westerns make visible?

Please send a 200-word proposals and brief bio

Religion, Literature, and Climate (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 1:51pm
MLA Forum: TC Religion and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

The MLA forum on Religion and Literature invites paper proposals for a panel on religion, literature, and climate. How do ancient and contemporary literary texts both represent and engender climate crisis denialism, climate lament, and climate hope as a function of religious imaginations and literary practice? Submit 250-word abstracts and CVs.

 

 

MLA 2025: Language Change & the Rise of Populism

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 8:51am
LSL Language Change Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The MLA Language Change Forum is seeking papers that analyze any aspect of discourse and/or language change related to the rise of populism from any field or methodological approach, whether in the U.S. context or beyond. Please submit a 300-word abstract for consideration. 


 Conference Title: Modern Languages Association Annual Conference

Conference Dates: January 9-12, 2025

Conference Location: New Orleans, LA

Contact Information: Laura Francis, Cornell U (lrf62@cornell.edu)

MLA 2025: The (In)visibility of Minoritized Speakers

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 8:50am
LSL Language Change Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The MLA Language Change Forum is seeking papers that document changes in the (in)visibility of minoritized speakers. Topics may include but are not limited to issues of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and marginalized linguistic varieties across fields and pedagogies. Please submit a 300 word abstract for consideration. 


 Conference Title: Modern Languages Association Annual Conference

Conference Dates: January 9-12, 2025

Conference Location: New Orleans, LA

Contact Information: Laura Francis, Cornell U (lrf62@cornell.edu)

Plants Beyond Borders

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
Alicia Carroll and Courtney Ryan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

CFP: Plants Beyond Borders

 Although they are the most abundant life form on earth, plants have received scant attention from ecocritics until recently. As allies in the rethinking of human exceptionalism and the limits of human conceptions of nation, race, sexuality, disability, and invasion, plants challenge us to reimagine our philosophical and material relationship to the beings which enable each breath we take.  

Gratuitousness: ASAP/15 (NYC October 17-19, 2024)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
Asa Seresin, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

This panel investigates “gratuitousness” as a key term for thinking about contemporary culture and aesthetics. To call an artwork gratuitous is to protest against its supposedly needless excesses – yet how does this square with the needlessness that arguably defines the aesthetic realm in the first place? Is the concept of gratuitousness a product of economic austerity? How might a sense of gratuitousness be produced by diminished faculties of attention? Possible lines of inquiry include

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