What is the potential, liberatory or otherwise, of excess as a figure, motif, scene, or problem? Blake’s “road of excess” offers a counterpoint to an industrial-capitalistic ethos of productivity, frugality, and reason. Moreover, Bataille speaks of “excess” as a form of unproductive expenditure of energy under modernity. If “animatedness” (Ngai) operates as a racialized iteration of exaggerated affect, how does one read the overdetermined sentimentality of the lyric “I”? Lyric excess, then, invites an engagement with scenes of excess, or in other words exuberance, surplus, or waste, to rethink lyric poetry’s non-utilitarian possibilities in form and content.
Word and Visual Artists over eighteen and from anywhere in the world, are invited to send a proposal of visual art or poetry, to the Woman Scream (Grito de Mujer) cause, in its thirteenth anniversary and to raise awareness about women violence as part of its social mission.
The work submitted might become part of our next international anthology in tribute to women and their rights to a life free from violence. Submissions must meet the following requirements:
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on September 1, 2023
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2023
The deadline for paper and panel proposals for the MWASECS conference has been extended to SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24.
MWASECS 2023 Conference, Nov. 16-18
Call for Papers
6-7 June 2024
Reading, Readings… and Loving Bukowski: an invitation to a subjective interpretation
Université Bordeaux Montaigne
Images of Apocalypse and Postapocalypse in Contemporary Theatre, Drama, Film, and Media
University of Lodz, Poland Department of English Drama, Theatre, and Film University of Lodz Posthumanities Research Centre
- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 29 SEPTEMBER -
DEADLINE IS APPROACHING!
Call for Papers – ReFocus: The Films of John Waters
This international conference will be held in Cannes, France, on June 6 and 7, 2024.
Organisation : Karine Hildenbrand (MCF, Université Côte d’Azur), Nicolas Labarre (PU, Université Bordeaux Montaigne) et Isabelle Licari-Guillaume (MCF, Université Côte d’Azur).
Chapter proposals are invited from interdisciplinary scholars for a collection tentatively titled Recasting the Bygone Witch.
From Sabrina to Supreme, there are plentiful modern representations of the witch in popular culture, each exuding singular or group-sourced power borne from traditions of centuries-past, as manifested in literature, television, film, or local lore.
Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2023-2024 issue. In recent years, the temperature has risen around free speech debates, and books on censorship and free speech come out with such frequency that it is hard to keep abreast of the new scholarship. I am interested in receiving reviews and review essays on academic books published in the last several years that are in some way related to free speech. The books to be reviewed can center on any historical, geographical, or disciplinary context, and the reviews and review essays can be written from (almost) any theoretical perspective.
“NOT DISABLED, JUST DIFFERENTLY-ABLED” is the motto-title of this WORKSHOP as it is intended to raise awareness and help us change perspective not only of the way we perceive people with additional needs but of the way it may be faced with exclusion because of the lack of knowledge. As luck would have it, over the years, there has been a shift in the way society views people with special needs from "disabled" rather to "differently-abled". This is a comprehensive phrase that is used to promote a more inclusive and respectful approach to disability, highlighting the unique skills and refreshing perspectives that individuals withspecial needs bring to society.
24-25 November 2023, University of Bucharest
The Annual Conference of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures
- New deadline for proposal submissions (250 words): October 15, 2023
- New deadline for completed essays (15-20 pages double spaced): January 15, 2024
The editors have accepted ten chapters and would like to add 5-7 more. Possible topics might include but are not limited to:
Last call! We are looking for one more presenter to round out our panel. If you are interested, please see details below:
Collaborative Scaffolding: Shifting Perspectives and the Future of Digital Humanities
120th session of PAMLA (all in-person - no hybrid or remote presentations)
Oct. 26-29, 2023 - Portland, Oregon
Special Session - CFP
Navigating the security in the future of digital writing among technological transformation Living in this post-pandemic age, the insecurity from fear, suffering, and spacial constraint is now extended by technology to a new setting: academia, particularly the writing classroom. The latest technological transformation, like AI-powered writing assistants and tools, are challenging traditional writing pedagogy and practice, challenging us to work with such a “technological problematic” (Sundvall 5). In the past, technological transformations, such as personal computing and the advent of the internet, have established the field of digital writing.
The editors of Translation Review are inviting submissions. We are particularly interested translations of contemporary international writers into English and submissions that discuss the process and practical problems of translating.
We would also be happy to consider and interviews with translators, manuscripts that address the concept of translation in the visual and musical arts (intersemiotic or multimedia translations), as well as submissions that address issues of machine translation, AI translations, and translation in the digital age in general.
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Annual Spring Academy Conference
Heidelberg, Germany, March 18-22, 2024
Call for Papers
The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its annual Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion to be held from March 18-22, 2024.
The HCA Spring Academy provides 20 international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects.
We're excited to announce that the call for papers is now open for the upcoming 2024 conference "Divine Disasters: Exploring Distressed Landscapes in Literature and Theology".
It gives me great pleasure to announce my proposed CFP for the upcoming ACLA American Comparative Literature Association conference to be held from 14th - 17th March 2024. Interested presenters may send in their papers latest by 30th September 2023 by visiting the ACLA webpage
The Call for Papers for proposed seminar:-
Dewdrops on Embers : Deconstructing the Chequered Tropes of Existential Agonies in Contemporary Arab American Poetry “
..Now we walk out into the tunnel of days And a million memories rustle..”
- Lisa Suhair Majaj, Geographies of Light
How Interdisciplinary Can We Be? (Re)Conceiving the Scope of Medieval Studies Today (A Roundtable) (virtual)
Sponsoring Organization: Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
Organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa
Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023
59th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
Hybrid event: Thursday, 9 May, through Saturday, 11 May, 2024
The poetic term “strophe” carries a long-standing implication of movement. It refers to the first part of an ode and is defined as a unit of movement with a song performed in Ancient Greek Tragedy by the chorus as it turned one way (strophe), then another (antistrophe) and then stood in its track (epode). In subsequent definitions, it came to be associated with the song of troubadours and became known for its flexibility in discussing poetic performance with music, dance, gesture and breath. Apart from strophe, movement is also implied in the description of other poetic terms.
Jouissance, the iconic Lacanian concept, means “surplus enjoyment,” where excessive pleasure converts into unpleasure and even pain after going beyond the subject’s affective or sensory capacity. Inherited from Freudian psychoanalysis, combined with Bataille’s eroticism, Marx’s surplus-value and adapted to feminism and socio-political theory by Cixous and Žižek, the connotations of jouissance have often been revised and reconfigured.
We are seeking chapters for an edited book on the work of Alan Garner.
Described by Philip Pullman as ‘the most important British writer of fantasy since Tolkien’, Garner's importance and popularity deserve focussed critical attention.
Call for Submissions
Elizabeth Alsop, CUNY School of Professional Studies
Cen Liu, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Sarah Silverman, University of Michigan-Dearborn
This panel puts forward premodern disability as enhancement, surplus, or even reward, drawing from the concept of “disability gain,” coined by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Fox, Krings, Vierke, 2019), to reformulate disability as gain, instead of loss, or as a resource. The concept is based on H-Dirksen Bauman and Joseph Murray’s concept of “Deaf gain,” which approaches Deafness as a benefit that expands social, cultural, intellectual, and creative fields (2014). While this concept has yet to be applied to premodern disability, reading disability in premodern texts through the lens of “disability gain” may allow the modern scholar to reframe and discuss the premodern body outside of ethnocentric systems.
To transgress is to exceed, violate, or infringe upon a law, rule, or convention. When transgression occurs, it often manifests as violence — crime, terrorism, bodily mutilation, etc. — because these are obvious signifiers that a significant legal, social, or moral boundary has been crossed. But the mechanism of transgression, which is always present in society and always necessary for its evolution, can also take subtler forms, manifesting as disgust or abjection (Julia Kristeva), sexuality or eroticism (Georges Bataille), laughter or carnival (Mikhail Bakhtin), etc.
Stanley Kubrick and Conspiracy Culture: Call for book chapters
Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies
General Areas & Local Area Development Research
Under the Continuous Publication Model
Dr, Pijush Kanti Khatua,
Principal, Bhatter College, Dantan
We are inviting original research papers on any topic under the following broad disciplines throughout the year. Once the review process of the individual article is completed, we will publish the articles throughout the year. As per the volume of contents, the articles will make an issue. At the end of the year, the issues will be printed as a Volume.
Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel proposal for the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) 2024 Conference, to be held March 21-24 in Cincinnati, OH: