Deadline coming up! This panel seeks to explore young adult novels that depart from the coming of age story for teen protagonists, and the progressive ways that they can position their main characters as already actors with agency in the world. For instance, in recent young adult novels by Darcie Little Badger Elatsoe and A Snake Falls to Earth, the protagonists are already respected by their parents and they’re asexual. They don’t need to rebel against their authority figures or have sexual awakenings. In the tradition of Nancy Drew novels, in The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson, the protagonist is already known as a teen sleuth and has an established boyfriend.
This NeMLA panel convenes literary critics, media scholars, and poets themselves to ask how social media platforms are transforming the reading and writing of contemporary poetry. Panelists may consider to what extent the participatory dynamics of Web 2.0 now condition the politics of contemporary poetry, where “politics” signifies both the institutional lifeforms of poetry’s production and circulation, and the ostensible public efficacy of poems themselves. We may ask how poetry’s relationships to activist praxis and to social movements like Black Lives Matter in the U.S., for example, have been mediated by social media.
Adaptation studies has contended with the question of hierarchies since it first emerged. Adaptation as a process similarly so: the problem of the source and the ‘original’ has established certain values and positions of texts. This has been challenged most notably through the debate in the field around fidelity, wherein the question of being ‘true’ to the source has been variously deemed fallacious, unhelpful, or both. Despite some recent proponents for it, what emerges from this is the challenging of the hierarchies that the fidelity debate espouses. Broadly, this has been main way in which these hierarchies have been challenged in adaptations, primarily due to the seemingly inescapable status fidelity has in the field.
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - EXTENDED DEADLINE
Please find the call for chapters for our forthcoming book: Science Fantasy: Critical Explorations in literature, cinema and popular culture that is to be published by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2023.
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - CHAPTER SUBMISSION COMPLETED
Please find call for chapters for our forthcoming book: ECO-CONCEPTS: Critical Reflections in Emerging Ecocritical Theory and Ecological Thought to be published by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2023.
CFP: Unnatural Narratives in 21st-century Fiction
Taking up the idea of the specificity of unnatural narratives found in the work of theorists such as Brian Richardson, Stefan Iversen, Jan Alber, and Henrik Skov Nielsen among others, the proposed 2025 special issue of JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory will probe the variety of unnatural narratives displayed in fictional works in English published after the year 2000.
The Association of College English Teachers of Alabama solicits nominations for the 2023 Eugene CurrentGarcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship. This award is made annually to a living, outstanding literary scholar who is from Alabama or has worked primarily in Alabama or has focused mainly on Alabama writers. This year will mark ACETA’s 25th annual conferrence of this prestigious award.
Call for Papers
Stardom and Fandom
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 15, 2022
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022
Call for Papers
The South Central Renaissance Conference
Exploring the Renaissance 2023: An International Conference
April 27-29, 2023 — University of California, Berkeley
SCRC welcomes 15- to 20-minute papers on all aspects of Renaissance studies. Submit 300-to 500-word abstracts at southcentralrenaissanceconference.org
Deadline: December 30, 2022
“Horrors belong as naturally to the fireside, as fireside belongs to Christmas” declares the narrator of the piece “Fireside Horrors for Christmas” in the December 1847 issue of Dublin University Magazine. This image of “popular fireside stories or winter’s tales” exchanged in communal settings had, as the late Catherine Belsey explained, a “long vernacular tradition” (2010). Furthermore, it was, she argues, a practice that often-challenged orthodox institutional discourse about, for example, the “true meaning” of Christmas or the origins of ghosts and tapped into secular and “pagan” rituals and practices.
In the wake of his death in 2021, tributes emphasised how Sondheim’s creations were not only a postmodern challenge to the hummable tunes of traditional musical theatre and conventional simplicities of staging and plot, but also to expected ideas of the musical theatre protagonist. Writing in The Atlantic, Sophie Gilbert expressed the audience’s love for Sondheim as a response to how his work ‘takes the typically unseen… and forces them into the spotlight’.
The 52nd annual College English Association welcomes proposals for presentations about service learning in the English Studies classroom that move to the general conference theme: Confluence. The conference will be held in San Antonio, a city that itself is a kind of confluence: it has been the home of multiple cultures; it has seen the rise and fall of famous missions and military presidios; and it honors in its daily life today its Hispanic heritage and cowboy culture alike. It is no wonder, then, that it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The 52nd annual College English Association welcomes proposals for presentations focused specifically on pedagogy that move to the general conference theme: Confluence.
The conference will be held in San Antonio, a city that itself is a kind of confluence: it has been the home of multiple cultures; it has seen the rise and fall of famous missions and military presidios; and it honors in its daily life today its Hispanic heritage and cowboy culture alike. It is no wonder, then, that it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Panel Title: Petrarchan Landscapes: Exemplarity, Intertextuality, and the Natural World
Contact: Alani Hicks-Bartlett, firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal Sponsoring Organization: Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo
Call for Chapters
Political Economy of Contemporary African Popular Culture: Selected Case Studies.
Dr Kealeboga Aiseng (Rhodes University, School of Journalism and Media Studies) K.email@example.com )
Dr Israel Fadipe (North West University, Indigenous Language Media in Africa (ILMA) IsraelFadipe77@gmail.com )
Professor Phillip Mpofu (North West University, Indigenous Language Media in Africa (ILMA) Phillip.firstname.lastname@example.org )
Call for Papers: “Am I Invisible?” Voices Society Silences
deadlines for submissions:
October 15, 2022 (Pre-Submission Ideas, Proposals, and Abstracts Deadline)
November 15, 2022 (Deadline for Drafts)
32nd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf
June 8 – 11, 2023
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL, USA
Ecology (noun): ecol·o·gy | \ i-ˈkä-lə-jēn.
1a: The branch of biology that deals with the relationships between living organisms and their environment. Also: the relationships themselves, esp. those of a specified organism.
1c: In extended use: the interrelationship between any system and its environment; the product of this.
– Oxford English Dictionary, “ecology n.”
Call for papers
Special Issue: Trajectories of Precarity and Resilience in South Asia
The Comparative Media Arts Journal is seeking submissions for its 12th issue, entitled Thresholds. The CMAJ is an open-source journal for early-career and graduate-level artists, scholars, and writers. Please read the full call for works and description of submission guidelines here:
We look forward to working with you!
Recent discussions in autobiography studies have increasingly shifted their focus to non-conventional forms of self-expression. In broader terms, life writing, which aims to reveal the self in all of its complexity, has inevitably evolved from a highly conventional genre to an open and ever-expanding practice that connects writing with other modes of representation. Discussions on autobiography have progressively become inclusive of non-literary forms of expression, such as performance, body and endurance art.
Postcolonial ecocriticism or environmental theory has been a flourishing field of inquiry over the past two decades. Literary critics have been using this theory to examine the complex relationship between literature, culture, and the environment in diverse global Anglophone or postcolonial novels. With the intensification of globalization in the 1990s, there has been an explosion of local environmental movements in the global south protesting neoliberal capitalist agendas, despite their respective governments’ promises of development, modernity, and progress in order to “catch up” with the West. These local struggles have arisen out of specific socio-historical circumstances and differ vastly from each other.
The human and plant relationship stretches back to the earliest of times, arguably 20,000 years ago when the prehistoric hunter-gatherers had not quite learned to domesticate the wild vegetal species that grew around them. Learning to domesticate the plants for their own use was a decisive moment that changed humans into an agricultural unit and left the promise of a quantum leap in human history. Indeed, for the last twenty millennia, humans and plants have co-evolved in such diverse but intimate ways that the history of one would be unthinkable without the history of the other.
Call for Papers: The Digital Humanities
Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Special Issue
Call for Book Reviews: “Looking Backward – Looking Forward”
The editors of Arc: Journal of the School of Religious Studies are pleased to announce an extended call for book reviews for our forthcoming volume (Vol. 50). As the 50th anniversary of the journal presents a unique opportunity to think both retrospectively and prospectively, Arc is asking for submissions that engage with the theme of looking backward – looking forward.
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls
The study of violence works on constituting different angles through which violent actions take place, while also focusing on the difference in the morality of actions that are thus committed. Since everybody accepts facts in an interpretational setup, the realities of ground zero are ignored. The act of attaining knowledge, as Michel Foucault says, requires digging. Rather than interpretation there needs to be an understanding of the difference between the representative point of view and representation.