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Filiations and Affiliations: Bonds, Entanglements and Social Networks in African Literatures and Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:16pm
African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Drawing its inspiration from Edward Said’s discussion of the ways in which texts become ‘worldly’ through a series of filiations and affiliations, the ALA invites papers and panels that address such relations in all their forms. What are the filial structures that a text brings to its readers? What kind of affiliative readings might a critic bring to the text to disrupt the filial ties? What are the stakes in engaging in the traffic between filiative and affiliative readings? Beyond considerations of (a)ffiliated critical practice, how do literary and other cultural texts represent filiations and affiliations and in what ways do they constitute such relations?

Call for Essays for Digital Encyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:16pm
Luz Elena Ramirez
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Greetings from California State University, San Bernardino. As the editor of the digital edition of the Encyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature (Facts on File), I'm inviting scholars to contribute essays of approximately 1500-2000 words to this contracted and peer reviewed volume. The volume is scheduled to be published digitally in 2024/2025.  Deadline for proposals is 11/1/23.

Ways to contribute:
1) Research, write and submit for peer review one of the essay topics listed, a biography.
AND/OR
2) Serve as a peer reviewer–reviewers should have expertise/publishing/teaching/editing record in the field of Spanish American and or Latino literature. Each reviewer will read about 50-100 pages.

Imaginary Artifacts and Design

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:16pm
Imagining the Impossible: international journal for the Fantastic in Contemporary Media
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

“In everyday usage, the word object denotes a solid, visible, tangible, and inanimate thing; the notion of a nonexistent or merely imaginary object must appear as a contradiction in terms” – Winfried Nöth.

Film Studies: Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:16pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers

Film Studies

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

                                                    45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on September 1, 2023

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2023

Teaching in States of Surveillance

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:14pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

 Considerations of strategies and experiences teaching under the current spate of laws that are making the classroom into a space of surveillance, danger, threat. Emotional states, states as government entities, states of being—all impact our work as pedagogues—of the eighteenth century or anything else. In particular, where proposed (and soon to pass) laws seek to silence teaching about race and gender specifically, the term “classical liberal arts” treats the eighteenth century as a ’safe space’ of Enlightenment tradition--running up against current efforts to responsibly ‘decolonize’ or remake the “eighteenth century” as some of us received it.

Saints English Graduate Conference 2024: Play and Pleasure, University of St Andrews, 1-2 March

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2023 - 1:25pm
School of English, University of St Andrews
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Does play guarantee pleasure? Does work preclude pleasure? Do you have a guilty pleasure?

This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore the dynamic relationships between play and pleasure in various literary and cultural contexts, while critically examining the contemporary debates surrounding these themes. We encourage submissions that emphasise their interconnectedness rather than treating them as separate entities. In this light, we invite scholars to redefine, subvert, or “play” with these terms.

NeMLA 2024 - The Slow Cancellation of Futurism: Utopia, Dystopia, and the Imagined City

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2023 - 3:12am
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Influenced by Le Corbusier’s ‘Radiant City’, the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects in St. Louis were a modernist, utopian vision of urban renewal. However, they quickly slid into disrepair and in 1972 were partially demolished in a nationwide, televised spectacle. The failure of Pruitt-Igoe shows us that the dystopia is always necessarily contained within the utopia: despite the intentions of its architect Minoru Yamasaki, in planning the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects, it was always destined to be a vision of 'functional' racial segregation by its federal ideators. Although the edict of racial segregation was thrown out by the Supreme Court, the dystopian seed had been planted, and serves as an exemplar for what a dystopia truly is: a utopia unraveled.

Southern Humanities Conference, Savannah, GA, Feb. 2-4, 2024

updated: 
Sunday, October 8, 2023 - 3:12pm
Southern Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2023

The Southern Humanities Conference, 2024

Call for Papers

 

Conference Theme: (Em)Body/Environment

Savannah, GA, February 1-4, 2024

 

The Southern Humanities Conference provides an opportunity for scholars, artists, writers, musicians, performers, and humanists of all kinds to share their knowledge, research, work, and experiences in an interdisciplinary, welcoming, and engaging intellectual space.

 

Frame Narratives: Then and Now (Seminar)

updated: 
Friday, October 6, 2023 - 1:12pm
55th Annual NeMLA Convention March 7-10, 2024 in Boston, MA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Submit 200-300 word abstracts (with a short bio) via the NeMLA Portal | EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 15, 2023.

https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP 

Please contact Ronny Litvack-Katzman (ronny.litvack-katzman@mail.mcgill.ca) or Adam Hill (adam.hill@mcgill.ca) with any questions.

Frame Narratives: Then and Now (Seminar)

Migration In and Out of Africa: A Cultural Perspective

updated: 
Friday, October 6, 2023 - 7:20am
Indraprastha: An International Journal of Culture and Communication Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers

Indraprasth: An International Journal of Culture and Communication Studies 

invites original and unpublished papers for its 2023 edition on the theme: 

Migration In and Out of Africa: A Cultural Perspective

 

Concept Note

American, British and Canadian Studies, Special Issue: Crisis, Academic Engagement, and Scholar Activism in American Studies, June 2024

updated: 
Friday, October 6, 2023 - 5:11am
Ana-Karina Schneider, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Guest Editors: Dr. Eric Fure-Slocum, St. Olaf College, furesloc@stolaf.edu, Dr. Cristina Băniceru, West University of Timisoara, cristina.baniceru@e-uvt.ro, Dr. Loredana Bercuci, West University of Timisoara, loredana.bercuci@e-uvt.ro

 

Media Archaeology and Art

updated: 
Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 10:06am
MAST Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2024

Call For Submissions: MAST Journal Special Issue: Media Archaeology And Art

 

Deadline for full submissions: January 20th, 2024 (for publication in May 2024).

 

 Exploring the Intersections of Media Archaeology and Artistic Practice

The A.I. Artificial Intelligence Book: New Perspectives on Spielberg's Robot Fairy-tale

updated: 
Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 10:06am
Matthew Melia (Kingston University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence  (2001) was not a blockbuster in the sense of Jaws, E.T or Jurassic Park (the other films covered in this book series) – it did however make a heavy return on its near $100 million budget and received critical praise in the media. The film is the product of several authors: science fiction writer Brian Aldiss on whose short story ‘Supertoys Last All Summer Long’ (1969) the film was based; Stanley Kubrick, whose project it had been initially before passing it over to Spielberg in the wake of Jurassic park, Spielberg made and released the film two years after Kubrick’s death.

Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression: Who Was that Masked Woman?

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 3:46pm
Gregory Bray/ State University of New York at New Paltz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 5, 2023

We are looking to round out our collected volume of critical essays in American popular culture from 1865-1940,  that examine how women vigilantes, anti-heroines and outlaws of this era were represented in movie serials, radio dramas, films, comics, theater, and pulp fiction.  We are seeking at least one additional chapter. The majority of the book is set, and we are in contract with a peer-review publisher.  We are on a tight deadline, so preference will be given to papers that are already in progress that are a good fit for this collection. 

Haunting Lives

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 3:46pm
York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Haunting Lives, edited collection, call for abstracts

Are you a creative writer who consciously plays with techniques that transgress the borders between fiction and nonfiction? What is it that attracts you to this liminal space between the two, and what new writing territory do you want to form there? Your work might be in auto/bio/fiction, the historical or nonfiction novel, speculative history or a hybrid genre. You might balk at these categories as reductive and antipathetic to this genre-defying writing. Haunting Lives is an edited collection that will illuminate this border country, help readers to navigate or succumb to its strange terrain and examine the spectres that live there.

Medievalism in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 3:46pm
Christina Francis/Popular Culture Association (PCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2024 National Conference

March 27-30, Chicago, IL (In-Person)

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Early to Later Middle Ages, Robin Hood, Arthurian Legend, Chaucer, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

[Professional Writing] (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:07am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call for Papers, CEA 2024: Atlanta

53rd Annual Conference | March 21–23, 2024

Westin Buckhead Atlanta

 

 

 

TRANSFORMATIONS

 

ABSTRACTS DUE: NOVEMBER 1, 2023

 

 

JOIN CEA IN ATLANTA!

 

[ Grammar-Linguistics] (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

 

Call for Papers, CEA 2024: Atlanta

53rd Annual Conference | March 21–23, 2024

Westin Buckhead Atlanta

 

 

 

TRANSFORMATIONS

 

ABSTRACTS DUE: NOVEMBER 1, 2023

 

 

JOIN CEA IN ATLANTA!

 

Ninth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Ninth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

Concordia University and McGill University

March 22nd-23rd, 2024


Submission deadline: December 1st, 2023

 

Keynote Faculty: Mary Esteve (Concordia) and Alexander Manshel (McGill)

                                                                                                      

Violence - “Cultural Carolina” Graduate Student Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
Languages, Literatures and Cultures’ Graduate Student Association (LLCGSA) Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Violence surrounds us, sometimes visibly (in times of conflict and wars, directly or mediated through images), and sometimes invisibly, as part of a statistic. With the increasingly extremist rhetoric on parts of the US political spectrum, the so-called “culture wars,” violent hate crimes against LBTQ+ people have surged in recent years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific-Asians and Asian-Americans were targeted because of xenophobia and conspiracy theories. Similarly, the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 were met with violent responses from authorities. Additionally, mass and school shootings hit an all-time high for two years in a row between 2021 and 2022.

American Literature Association 2024 Cormac McCarthy Sessions

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
Cormac McCarthy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

Call for Papers

Cormac McCarthy Society

 

 

American Literature Association 35th Annual

Conference

May 23-26, 2024

The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL   60603

 

 

The Cormac McCarthy Society welcomes proposals for papers on any topic related to Cormac McCarthy’s works

Due Date: January 1, 2024

Please send abstracts to Steven Frye at sfrye@csub.edu

Authorship in a Global and Transnational Context

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
University of Leuven, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2023

Authorship in a Global and Transnational Context30-31 May 2024, KU Leuven (Belgium)

Spiritual Responses to American Literary Modernism--Call for Chapter Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
Windy Counsell Petrie / Azusa Pacific University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2024

Spiritual Responses to American Literary Modernism~ Call for Chapter Proposals

 

At the end of 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise, explored the crises of a new generation who had “grown up to find all Gods dead… all faiths in man shaken.” Scholars and theologians concur that American literature, like the culture at large, was undergoing a passage from a spiritual to a secular outlook throughout the 1920s and 30s. This transition was so dramatic and widespread that that the years between 1925-1935 have been termed “the American Religious Depression.” Indeed, many texts from these two decades present their own version of the larger cultural secularization thesis.

[The Profession] (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:06am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

CFP: The Profession at CEA 2024

deadline for submissions: 

November 1, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

College English Association

contact email: 

eja12@psu.edu

Call for Papers, The Profession at CEA 2024

March 21-23, 2024 | Atlanta, Georgia

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on “The Profession” for our 54th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

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