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American Literary Archives and Bibliography -- Deadline Extended

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 9:51am
RALS (Penn State)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2022 issue. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. 

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.

Reconfiguring Corporeality in 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 4:49am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

Reconfiguring Corporeality in 21st Century

How would it be possible to think the reality of the mind, of the I-subject, without a lived body?

—    Husserl

Practices in Comparative Medievalism

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 4:34am
Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 19, 2022

This one-day conference, organised by the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), invites you to share your research ideas and results in practices of comparative medievalism in arts and culture. We therefore invite contributions of papers that analyse cultural representations of the Middle Ages from the Early Modern period until the present.

“(i salute thee”: Receptions and Translations of E. E. Cummings (deadline 9/9/22; Louisville, 2/23-25/23)

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 5:14pm
The E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2022

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 50th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 23-25, 2023, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). 

“That’s a Take”: The International Television Commercial as Short Film

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 2:19pm
Gary Rhodes, Robert Singer
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

“That’s a Take”: The International Television Commercial as Short Film is a two-day, virtual conference that engages interdisciplinary scholarship from any critical/methodological perspective examining the international television commercial production as a short film narrative. As examined in Consuming Images: Film Art and the American Television Commercial (Edinburgh University Press, 2020) which established the complex vitality of the television commercial both as a short film and as an art form, the television commercial has an aesthetic and historical dynamic linking it directly to cinematic and media cultures.

Call for Papers: Special Issue of "Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies" (ISSN 2791-6553)

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 7:22am
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN 2791-6553), Bingöl University, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

***Deadline Extended***

 

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies invites submissions for a special issue of the journal on Myths, Archetypes and the Literary Arts.

 

 

 

Call for Book Proposals

updated: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 5:55pm
Ben P. Robertson/Troy University and Anthem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Book proposals are invited for a series called Gender and Culture in the Romantic Era, published by Anthem Press (http://www.anthempress.com/).

Teaching Composition to ESL/EFL Students (CONFERENCE RESCHEDULED!)

updated: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 5:54pm
Theresa M. Johnson / Troy University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

CONFERENCE RESCHEDULED!

 

We welcome submissions for a scholarly conference to be hosted online 30 September and 1 October 2022 by the Troy University Department of English. 

 

Papers may address any aspect of teaching composition to ESL/EFL students, including—but not limited to—the following:

 

  • Theory and practical applications
  • New strategies
  • Development of paragraphs and essays
  • Models and modeling
  • Genres
  • Writing as a process
  • Teaching grammar within the process
  • Language development within the process
  • Digital and multimodal writing
  • Assessments

 

Cultures of Popularity: Understanding Popular Culture in India

updated: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 1:07am
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Popular culture has been a rising area of interest in India, with dedicated departments of Game Studies, Media Studies, Visual arts and culture and many more. In the contemporary context, where the world has been miniaturised into the palm of our hands, with information available at the tip of our fingers, it becomes more important to question how we can include popular culture into the larger domain of academia, both in Humanities and in the Social Sciences. The Popular Culture Association, established in the USA in 1971, has taken the study and research in this domain to new heights.

Victorian Reproductions

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:20pm
University of Mainz, Department of English and Linguistics
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Victorian Reproductions

Workshop, 24th-25th March 2023 (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

 

Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2022

 

Subalternity and the Smartphone- NeMLA 2023

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:20pm
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Over 83% of the current global population is estimated to have a smartphone today, and the number is rising rapidly. A lion's share of these phones are used and produced in the Global South. Small, portable, and relatively cheap, the software and hardware of the phones are altering the manner in which individuals in the Global South communicate, and even the languages in which they communicate. An instrument vital to teaching and communication, the production of this tool is nevertheless tied to e-waste generation, child labor in the mining and assembly processes, and numerous other unsustainable and exploitative processes.

The Dramatic I/Eye: Reflections on Voice and Form in Contemporary Poetry

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:20pm
The West Chester University Poetry Center
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

The West Chester University Poetry Center is pleased to announce this Call for Papers and Poems for our virtual poetry and pedagogy conference,The Dramatic I/Eye: Reflections on Voice and Form in Contemporary Poetry, to be held November 11-12, 2022. Early Twentieth Century African American poet Sterling Brown once said, “every I is a dramatic I.” How many times must we remind our students (and ourselves) not to confuse the speaker with the poet when they are analyzing poetry? How many times do we anticipate that a poet’s work will give voice to a particular subject position, identity,  experience, or way of seeing the world simply because we’ve read their bio sketch? What happens when the poet or the speaker pushes the bounds of our expectations?

Global Indigenous Horror

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:20pm
Naomi Simone Borwein
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022

REVISED CALL FOR CHAPTERS—LOOKING FOR A FEW ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS 

 

Gothic Adaptation: Intermedial and Intercultural Shape-Shifting

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:20pm
Jamil Mustafa / Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

The Gothic is a wide-ranging mode that comprises multiple genres, including but not limited to literature, drama, film, television, art, music, games, comics, and graphic novels. It is also a shape-shifting mode. Like vampires or werewolves, expressions of the Gothic frequently and uncannily change form, thereby calling into question the stability and desirability of fixed generic, cultural, and mediatic boundaries. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897), the most often adapted Gothic text, first took the shape of both a novel and a play before transforming into innumerable plays, operas, ballets, graphic novels, TV shows, films, comics, and games.

Extended Deadline! Submit abstracts by July 31 for International Milton Symposium, Toronto, 10-14 2023

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:20pm
International Milton Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

The Thirteenth International Milton Symposium will be held at the University of Toronto, Canada, 10-14 July 2023. The Symposium welcomes scholars from across the world for five days of lively discussion and convivial exchanges.


Plenary speakers

Achsah Guibbory
Lorna Hutson
Nicholas McDowell
Feisal Mohamed
Su Fang Ng
David Quint

The IMS Program Committee invites proposals for 20-minute papers, as well as roundtables, on all aspects of Milton studies, from established approaches to new and emerging ones.

Live Xinema IV– Invitation to Participate in the Academic Programme

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:19pm
Professor Helen Kennedy/University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 28, 2022

 Live Xinema IV– Invitation to Participate

 

Building on the successes of the Live Cinema Conference held at King’s College London in 2016, the Live Cinema Summit at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018,  and our online event Live Cinema III: The ReOpening in September 2020, we are convening: Live Xinema a new festival of research and innovation exploring the role of hybridity and liveness in the future of cinema.   The Xinema in this year’s title reflects the hybrid nature of the event (across platforms) and expresses the sense of a crossroads, of converging and diverging paths of development and innovation. 

We are considering three broad areas of enquiry:

Asian Popular Culture and the Gothic

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:19pm
Chulalongkorn University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Article proposals are welcome for an upcoming collection on Asian Popular Culture and the Gothic, edited by Li-hsin Hsu, Deimantas Valančiūnas and Katarzyna Ancuta. The collection is planned for submission to the Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series.

 

Revisiting Louisa May Alcott

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:19pm
Margie Burns/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

This traditional panel session welcomes submissions on Louisa May Alcott, especially papers incorporating historical and biographical data. Abstracts addressing the conference theme of “Change” are especially welcome and are fitting for Alcott, whose work reflected massive changes, individual and societal, and whose influence has extended through changes beyond her lifetime. By September 1, 2022, please submit an abstract of 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Margie Burns, UMBC, at margie.burns@gmail.com or mburns@umbc.edu.

Call for Zoom support (PhD/MA students) | Animals in the American Popular Imagination

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:19pm
PopMeC & AACCP
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 7, 2022

 

Animals in the American Popular Imagination | virtual conference, September 13-16

 

We are opening a call for Zoom support, welcoming PhD/MA students to work with us as general support during the conference. We will issue a certificate for it. Support should be connected during the conference to help if any tech issue happens, possibly take care of sharing panels on Twitter depending on the distribution of tasks among support team.

If you are interested, please send us an email at popmec.animals@gmail.com attaching a document (docx / doc) with your name, affiliation, email, and ca. 200 words long bio.

Call for Flash Presentations (Postgraduates in French and Francophone Studies)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:18pm
Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2022

The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France Annual Conference

8-9 September 2022

  

Call for Flash Presentations on Postgraduate projects (Master’s and PhDs)

 

To showcase postgraduate projects at Master’s and PhD level, we are pleased to invite expressions of interest from postgraduate students to showcase their doctoral research for the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France’s Annual Conference.

 

Lesbian Aesthetics: Living Queer Lives With Ali Smith

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:18pm
Dr. Jaime Harker; Turner Nat Byrd; The Journal of Lesbian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

“Lesbian Aesthetics: Living Queer Lives With Ali Smith”

 

Proposals are due August 15, 2022; the Full manuscripts due December 15, 2022.

 

Editors 

Jaime Harker, 

Director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi; jlharker@olemiss.edu

Turner Nat Byrd, University of Mississippi; tbyrd1@go.olemiss.edu

 

Ali Smith is an anomaly in the contemporary publishing scene: an experimental writer

popular enough to be interviewed by the prime minister of Scotland; a lesbian writer lauded as

Disruptive Labor: Early Modern Gender, Capital, and Illicit Work (7/31/22)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:32am
Kris McAbee and Jessica C. Murphy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Call for Contributions to a Proposed Collected Edition 

Disruptive Labor: Early Modern Gender, Capital, and Illicit Work

Disruptive Labor: Early Modern Gender, Capital, and Illicit Work interrogates how some labor is denigrated and yet simultaneously supportive of the formation of the capitalistic markets upon which European nations expanded empires. By focusing on how these patriarchal societies see specific types of work as gendered, this edition explores how the gendering of labor establishes dynamic markets as either culturally sanctioned or illegitimate and, in turn, grapples with how cultural approbation undergirds economic growth. 

Gravity's Rainbow at 50 - a Semicentennial Symposium

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 8:36am
Gravity's Rainbow Semicentennial
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

 

Gravity's Rainbow at 50 - a Semicentennial Symposium

February 11th, 2023 via Zoom

10am-5pm EST

 

Viking Press published Thomas Pynchon's novel Gravity's Rainbow on February 28th, 1973. Critics, literary scholars, and other readers have recognized Gravity’s Rainbow as one of the greatest American novels. As its 50th-anniversary approaches, its style, encyclopedic subject matter, and influence remain relevant.

Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 1:07pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2022

 

November 10-12, 2022

*ONLINE*

 

The new Poetry and Poetry Studies area at the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) seeks creative and critical proposals for this year’s annual conference.

 

The Body and the Human

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 8:47am
Southeastern Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 22, 2022

**Please note the updated deadline for submissions***

In his Timaeus, Plato hypothesizes that human beings participate in the same world-soul that animates the cosmos, a microcosm of the wider macrocosm. This analogy proved stimulating for the inhabitants of the Middle Ages and inspired them to explore the connections between the body and the wider universe, as well as the relationship between bodies. This conference likewise encourages scholars across the fields of medieval studies to examine the body, the human, and the spaces in-between.

Call for Papers - English language and communication classes in higher education: Designs, Methods, Challenges, Evaluations and Outcomes

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 2:36am
Rosmawati (Singapore Institute of Technology) and Marjolijn Verspoor (University of Groningen)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2022

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to contribute a chapter to an upcoming edited volume on English writing programs, such as academic writing courses, communication skills courses, critical thinking and communication courses, English composition courses, writing in the discipline (WiD), writing across the curriculum (WAC), etc. A commissioning editor at Routledge, Katie Peace, has expressed great interest in this volume.

English Language and Communication Classes in Higher Education:

 Designs, Methods, Challenges, Evaluations and Outcomes

 

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