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Close Reading and Renaissance Texts: Sixteenth Century Society Panel & Roundtable (Toronto, 31 Oct - 2 Nov 2024)

updated: 
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 2:09pm
Hayley Cotter, University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

This panel and roundtable seek to investigate the value of close reading in early modern studies. Since the sunset of New Criticism’s zenith in literary studies, close reading has assumed a primarily pedagogical role. But what of its theoretical and historicist payoff? What position can close reading play in the 2024 scholarly landscape?

 

Papers proposed for the panel may address any aspect of close reading, from its utility for approaching particular Renaissance texts (broadly conceived), to its role amid other methodologies now in vogue, to attendant questions of early modern textual transmission and translation. Case studies are welcome, as are comparative and interdisciplinary approaches.

 

DOCTOR WHO: 60

updated: 
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 2:07pm
DR ANDREW O'DAY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 18, 2023

I am currently putting together a proposal on the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who for Manchester University Press and am seeking proposals on the following topics:

 

* The Blue Peter Doctor Who competition, placed in the context of the relationship between the two programmes

 

* The Beyond the Screen event of December 9 2023, only open to competition winners but with a q & a live streamed

 

Please contact me at my email address with Doctor Who: 60 in the subject line if you are interested in submitting a 500 word abstract on either of these topics.

BEYOND HABITABILITY: HOMES AS BUILT AND IMAGINED SPACES

updated: 
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 2:07pm
The Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

Submission Date: Monday, January 1st, 2024

Symposium Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2024

Note: Selected presenters will be notified by Friday, January 19th, 2024.

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eva Díaz, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at the Pratt Institute School of Art and Design.

 

The Flannery O'Connor Society at ALA 2024

updated: 
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 2:06pm
The Flannery O'Connor Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

Flannery O’Connor Society

American Literature Association

2024 Annual Conference May 23-26, 2024
Palmer House Hilton | Chicago, IL

The Flannery O’Connor Society seeks proposals for three planned sessions at ALA 2024 in Chicago. See panel descriptions and submission details below under the appropriate headings.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Home/Bodies: NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference, April 5-7, 2024

updated: 
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 2:00pm
University of Tennessee, Knoxville English department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Gaston Bachelard asserts that "all really inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home." How does one define "home"? Is it a materially constructed shelter, or a psychological space that holds one's memories, imaginations, and, essentially, a space that "protects the daydreamer" (The Poetics of Space, 5)? Furthermore, what does it mean to exist in a "body"? And what does it feel like to be "at home" in a body? How does one traverse these inhabited spaces, both in public and in private? Or, how are spatial boundaries reinstated when the home and the body is misaligned?

We Need to Write about Art: Ekphrasis Now

updated: 
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 5:04am
Leeds Trinity University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

We Need to Write about Art: Ekphrasis Now 

A one-day symposium on contemporary ekphrasis at Leeds Trinity University on Saturday 6 July 2024.

Call for Cooperators: Academic Forms: Thinking the Ways We Do Our Work

updated: 
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 3:26am
Tim Lanzendörfer, Goethe University, Frankfurt
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Call for Cooperators

Academic Forms: Thinking the Ways We* Do Our Work

(*Where “We” Names, Specifically, Humanities Scholars)

Preliminaries Towards Some Academic Product

Anglo-Israelism and the British Imperial Imagination

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:25pm
Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Anglo-Israelism and the British Imperial Imagination

Submission deadline: 20 December 2023

Anglo-Israelism is a religious movement that identifies the Anglo-Saxon peoples of Britain and northern Europe as the ethnic descendants of biblical Israel. It emerged in the eighteenth century and reached its peak in the early twentieth century, gaining favour among the upper echelons of society. Although the presence of official Anglo-Israelist organisations began to decline in England in the 1970s, Anglo-Israelist themes have been and continue to be influential in England and abroad. Despite this significance, Anglo-Israelism is not well understood by scholars or the public.

Metamorphosis, Transformation, and Transmutation

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:25pm
Cerae Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Shifting – or transforming – between states of being is a feature of human and animal societies as well as of the wider living world and the cosmos. This act of shifting is experienced through both natural and unnatural processes and can be seen in all areas of life, from the reproductive cycles of organisms, to epochal changes undergone by entire societies, and everything in between. But transformations can also refer to distortions of reality, both deliberate and accidental, magical or real, as much as they can reflect genuine changes to an individual, an institution, a landscape, or even a society.

Transcendentalist Legacies of Resilience

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:22pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2024

Thoreau Annual Gathering

July 10-14, 2024

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

 

Transcendentalist Legacies of Resilience  

William H. Gass at 100: Essays

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:22pm
Ted Morrissey / Twelve Winters Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

The year 2024 will mark the centenary of William H. Gass (1924-2017), and a collection of essays examining the work of the influential author and educator will be published by Twelve Winters Press, edited by long-time Gass scholar Ted Morrissey. Gass -- who was born in Fargo, ND, grew up in Ohio, and taught primarily at Purdue University and Washington University in St. Louis, home of the William H. Gass papers -- is perhaps best known for his massive and controversial novel The Tunnel (1995), famously 26 years in the writing and winner of the American Book Award (1996).

Reminder Call for Chapters - Dark Reflections: Edited Collection

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:22pm
Stuart Joy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Reminder Call for Chapters - Dark Reflections: Edited Collection

The editors of this important volume are putting together a collection of essays on Dark (2017-2020) for publication which is currently entitled Dark Reflections. Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, Netflix's groundbreaking German original series, Dark, premiered in 2017, and spanned three thought-provoking seasons. Set in the small town of Winden, the series revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a child and the subsequent unraveling of family secrets spanning several generations. As the story unfolds, intricate time loops and paradoxes emerge, propelling the characters into a tangled web of interconnected destinies.

Call for Papers: ‘Researching Political Cinemas: A State of the Art’

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:20pm
International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

 

Call for Papers: International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics

 

Special Issue: ‘Researching Political Cinemas: A State of the Art’

 

View the full call here>>

 

Kay Boyle Society: Call for Papers: American Literature Associa9on Conference (May 23-26, 2024)

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:20pm
Kay Boyle Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 12, 2023

The Kay Boyle Society (https://kbs.hypotheses.org/) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2024 American Literature Association in Chicago, IL, 23-26 May 2024.

The Kay Boyle Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Kay Boyle’s life and work that provide fresh insights.

CALL FOR PAPERS/The CEA Critic General Issue

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:20pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 2, 2026

WRITE FOR The CEA Critic
The Official Journal of the College English Association

Executive Editor: Peter Kratzke / University of Colorado - Boulder
Managing Editor:Jeraldine Kraver / University of Northern Colorado
Journal contact email: CRITICUNCO@gmail.com

Call for Papers: 'Female Trajectory in Film & Media'

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:19pm
Northern Lights: Film & Media Studies Yearbook
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Northern Lights: Film & Media Studies Yearbook

 

Special Issue: 'Female Trajectory in Film and Media' (2025)

 

This special issue of Northern Lights focuses on the ‘Female Trajectory’. The goal of this collection is two-fold: presentation and interpretation of narrative plots (in film /fiction/popular culture/new media, etc).

 

View the full call here>>

https://www.intellectbooks.com/northern-lights-film-media-studies-yearbook#call-for-papers

 

Greening the Medical Humanities: the Environment and the Body in Conversation

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:19pm
The PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2024

Call for Papers 2024:

Greening the Medical Humanities: the Environment and the Body in Conversation

The PJMH: ThePostgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, based at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History is accepting submissions for articles and book reviews for its seventh edition ‘Greening the Medical Humanities: the Environment and the Body in Conversation’. We welcome creative pieces, original articles and book reviews that engage with any aspect and interpretation of this theme.

1st Aesthetix International Conference on Indian Arts and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:18pm
Aesthetix Journal of Indian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 25, 2023

1st Aesthetix International Conference on Indian Arts and Literature(Entire proceedings to be published in the Aesthetix Journal of Indian Studies)(March 9- 10, 2024)

Organized by

Aesthetix Journal of Indian StudiesIn Collaboration WithCalifornia Institute of Integral Studies, USAGovernment Brajalal College, BangladeshVenue: VirtualOnline Platform: ZOOMKey Features

  • Open Access
  • Double-Blind Peer Review
  • Plagiarism Check
  • Systematic Archival and Preservation
  • Standard Publication
  • Aims and Scope of the Conference

Theme of the Conference

The Ends and Means of Liberal Education in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:18pm
David Clemis / Liberal Education, Mount Royal University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

 

The Ends and Means of Liberal Education in the Twenty-First Century

 

May 2nd to 4th 2024

Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada

 

The powerful, transformative forces reshaping contemporary societies both challenge liberal education and provide it with new opportunities. The Ends and Means of Liberal Education in the Twenty-First Century conference will explore the relevance and possibilities of undergraduate liberal education given the advent of artificial intelligence, digital media, political polarisation, cultural fragmentation, and growing economic and social instability.

The Annual Conference in the Humanities: "Value/Values" (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, April 26-27, 2024)

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:17pm
Humanities Center at Texas Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

The Humanities Center at Texas Tech Annual Conference 2024:

“Value/Values”

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

April 26-27, 2024

 

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Agnes Callard,

Associate Professor of Philosophy,

University of Chicago

Author of Aspiration: The Agency of Becoming

 

 

the Enormity of Contemporary Violence: Special Session for the 2024 ELLAK International Conference

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:17pm
English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 4, 2024

The organizing committee of 2024 ELLAK international Conference invites submissions for the special session titled the Enormity of Contemporary Violence. The conference will be held at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, on December 12-14, 2024, under the theme of “Rethinking the Global English Studies.”
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Unsettling Territories: Fear in Literature and the Arts. 2nd International Seminar on Literature and Emotions

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:17pm
Centre for Comparative Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Date: April 15, 2024 - Fear in Children's Literature
         April 16, 2024 - Fear in Literature and the Arts
Location: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon and Online
Keynote Speaker: Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck, University of London)

Approaches to Teaching Great Expectations

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:16pm
MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Survey and Call for Proposals on

 Great Expectations

 for a new volume in the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching World Literature series

 

Approaches to Teaching Dickens's Great Expectations,

ed. by Michelle Allen-Emerson and Peter J. Capuano

 

This survey is designed to gather information about the methods and materials used by instructors when teaching Dickens’s Great Expectations. The purpose is to develop a new volume on the topic in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature.

Disability Studies in Eastern Europe: Reconfigurations

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:16pm
Jagiellonian University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Disability Studies in Eastern Europe: ReconfigurationsKraków, 16-17 May 2024  The Research Platform “Disability Studies in Eastern Europe: Reconfigurations” (Jagiellonian University, Kraków) invites paper submissions for a conference held on May 16-17, 2024 in Kraków. The main objective of the Platform, launched in 2022, has been to create an academic network of researchers investigating disability in post-socialist states.

USC Graduate Symposium: Dreaming Archives: Materiality, Spectrality, and Transcultural Memory

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:15pm
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture PhD Group
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture (CSLC) Annual Symposium
Dreaming Archives: Materiality, Spectrality, and Transcultural Memory

University of Southern California
February 22nd and 23rd, 2023

Keynote Speaker:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Writers and Artists Respond to L.M. Montgomery

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:15pm
Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 30, 2023

The Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies, a publication of the L.M. Montgomery Institute and the Robertson Library at the University of Prince Edward Island, invites submissions (written, visual, or audio-visual) for a special collection on the topic of “Writers and Artists Respond to L.M. Montgomery.” This collection will be published starting in November 2024, as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Montgomery’s 1874 birthday.

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