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MLA 2024, Philadelphia, Special Roundtable Session: “You know my methods, Watson”: Academic Scholarship in the Era of AI

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:45pm
Jude V. Nixon Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Does a computer-generated AI classroom assignment or essay bear any of the hallmarks and expectations of the scholarly assignment or essay? What are the forensic differences and the ethical implications? Employing a particular scholarly text as contrast, this roundtable session invites comparative proposals exploring the scholarly value (if any) and ethical implications of AI-generated texts using ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer).

 

Please include a 250-word abstract and short bio no later than Tuesday, 28 February 2023, to jnixon@salemstate.edu

Radical Vitality/Axé

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:45pm
Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

Call for papers: Special issue of Apocalyptica

in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute for Decolonial Thought and Research (INCAPID/GLEFAS)

 

 

Radical Vitality/Axé

Edited by Yuderkys Espinosa-Miñoso and Ashanti Dinah Orozco Herrera

 

 

Abstracts are due March 30, 2023

Final manuscripts are due August 31, 2023

 

 

“There is no end / To what a living world / Will demand of you." 

Octavia Butler

 

Strategies of Critique 2023 - Care and Cure

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:43pm
Strategies of Critique Organizing Committee of the Social and Political Thought Programme at York University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Strategies of Critique 2023:

Care and Cure

 

Call For Papers

 

17th - 19th May 2023, York University, Toronto, Canada

 

With Keynotes Speakers:

 Patrice Douglass and Sara-Maria Sorentino

 

Feeling in the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:42pm
Romance, Revolution and Reform
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 16, 2023

Call for Submissions

‘Feeling in the Long Nineteenth Century’

Romance, Revolution and Reform, Issue 6

Since increased critical attention paid to ‘affect’ in the 1990s, studies of the experience of feeling have grown exponentially across a range of disciplines. As various emotions historians have shown, passions, feelings, emotions, sentiments and affections were equally at the forefront of the minds of nineteenth-century thinkers from Wordsworth to Darwin. This issue is interested in how these contemporary and modern affective debates have impacted, and continue to impact, the ways in which we think about feeling.

Writing the ‘Good Life’ in Narratives of Canada (Journal Canada & Beyond)

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:42pm
University of La Laguna/University of Alicante (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2023

In her book The Promise of Happiness (2010), Sara Ahmed explains how the concept of happiness is related to heteronormative notions of the “good life”: “The good life is the life that is lived in the right way, by doing the right things, over and over again” (Ahmed 2010, 36).Questioning the promise of a good life leads to unhappiness, but unhappiness (unlike happiness) can be productive for social change as it fosters a possibility to open to new affective spaces in the subject’s life. Ahmed describes individuals’ urges toward “the good life” as frequently grounded in attachments that, while often toxic and ultimately unfulfilling, are not recognized as such by the people who engage in these negative relations.

Strange New World: Philosophy and Science Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:41pm
International Society for Philosophy in Film
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

International Society for Philosophy in Film

 

Second Annual Symposium Call for Abstracts

August 24th-26th, 2023

London, England

Mission Statement:

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2023 12th Annual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:40pm
Current Research in Speculative Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2023 12th Annual Conference

29th – 30th June 2023, University of Liverpool, In Person and Online, https://crsfhome.home.blog/

“While most people conceptualise thinking as this straightforward linear thing, I see ideas spreading out into alternatives before one is selected. In this place every notion can potentially become reality.” (Tade Thompson, Rosewater)

KEYNOTES: Roz Kaveney (Writer and Independent Researcher) Dr Chris Pak (Swansea University)

AUTHOR ROUNDTABLE: Exploring metamorphosis and change in SF

PUBLISHING ROUNDTABLE: Getting published in academic journals

Global Christianities and Global Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:39pm
Christianity and Literature (Journa Special Issuel)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Religious practice has arguably declined in Euro-American contexts in late modernity, provoking intense debates about secularization, but Christian movements continue to grow in the Global South, giving rise to new modes of literary production. The cultural, social, and theological aspects of these religious and literary expressions throughout Latin and South America, Africa, and Asia complicate and challenge commonly held notions about the field of Christianity and literature, inviting a widened scope of scholarly engagement. 

New Romantic Narratives for the 21st century

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:38pm
Esferas Literarias (University of Cordoba, Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

New Romantic Narratives for the Twenty-First Century

Esferas Literarias, vol.6.

CfP: Transplanetary Ecologies Workshop

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:38pm
Centre for Outer Space Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Continuous human presence in Low Earth Orbit, increasing expansion of techno-scientific infrastructures beyond Earth, and the extractivist ambitions of the commercial 'New Space' sector call for a reconsideration of the conventional analytical frameworks used to describe emergent (extra)terrestrial political, ecological, and social processes. On these accelerating investments, Vidmar has stated “the interplay between natural and social phenomena in the highly contested yet vastly open-ended Universe gave rise to an ecology of (trans)planetary systems – biological, technological and intellectual” (Matjaz, 2020, EASST.net).

The Ethics of Close Reading?

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:37pm
Center for Humanities and Information, Penn State
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

The practice known as close reading has been for decades one of the central methodological commitments of literary studies. Consolidated, articulated, and promulgated as part of the professionalization of the field during the New Critical era, close reading survived the theory wars (gaining traction, even, thanks to deconstruction). It continues to be a major focus of teaching at the college and K-12 levels (where, since 2009, it has been an explicit part of the Common Core standards).

Not at Home: Festivalization of Theater Culture

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:36pm
Pamietnik Teatralny / Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Pamiętnik Teatralny, a bilingual Polish-English academic quarterly published by the Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, welcomes submissions for a thematic issue addressing the festivalization of theater culture.

Environmental Racism and Environmental Castism

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 11:28am
Dr. Shubhanku Kochar and Dr. Parveen Kumari
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Environmental Racism and Environmental Casteism: African American and Indian Dalit Literature

Theater at the Decline of Anthropocene

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:58am
Pamietnik Teatralny / Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2023

Pamiętnik Teatralny, a bilingual Polish-English academic quarterly published by the Institute of Arts, Polish Academy of Sciences, invites submissions of articles for a thematic issue focused on theater at the decline of anthropocene.

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/13 (Hard Deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:56am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2023

Announcing

The 2023 First Book Institute

June 4-10, 2023

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Past Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Radical Solidarities in Environments of Crisis/ 2023 American Studies Association (ASA)

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:55am
Debarati Biswas / New College of Florida and Laura Westengard / City Tech-CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 29, 2023

​​We are perhaps past the point of stopping the climate disaster that is producing environments of crisis around the globe–water pollution, housing deprivation, spread of contagion, maldistribution of resources, and displacement and dispossession. Building on Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s definition of racism, this panel examines environments of crisis as “state-sanctioned or extralegal production and exploitation of  group-differentiated vulnerability to premature death.” Fantasies of a return to a pristine past or a rush towards a future in which environmental crises are “solved” have long been unavailable to those marked as disposable.

Call for Contributions to Notes from the Field (TPS Collective): Spring 2023

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:53am
Notes from the Field [TPS Collective]
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is accepting submissions about teaching with primary sources for three series of peer-reviewed blog posts: “Public-Facing Scholarship and Outreach,” “Teaching with Community-Based Archives,” and “Accessibility and Access in the Primary Source Classroom.” These series are intended to highlight a broad range of voices from all sectors of the TPS community.

Series One: Public-Facing Scholarship and Outreach

Care and Cure

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:52am
Strategies of Critique
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Call For Papers

17th - 19th May 2023

York University, Toronto, Canada

 

With Keynotes Speakers: Patrice Douglass and Sara-Maria Sorentino

 

Conference: Katherine Mansfield: Life, Light, and Renewal

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:52am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Katherine Mansfield: Life, Light, and Renewal

Fontainebleau-Avon, France

13-15 October

 

An international conference and the annual birthday lecture

organised by the Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Professor Elleke Boehmer FRSL FRHistS FEA

will be presenting the Keynote Address / Birthday Lecture

 

The 2023 SC State Intersectional Online Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:51am
South Carolina State University ISC
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 6, 2023

The Department of English and Communications at South Carolina State University invites proposals for twenty-minute papers for the 2023 Intersectional Studies Remote Conference via Zoom on Friday, March 24. 

 Papers that explore topics related to this year's theme, “Human Rights: Momentum and Obstracles,” are particularly welcome. 

Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies - Call for Articles

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:51am
Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2026

The Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies publishes interdisciplinary and cross-cultural articles and interviews on literature, history, politics, and art whose focus, settings, or subjects involve colonialism and its aftermath, with an emphasis on the former British Empire. The journal is published by the University of Florida Press.

The journal enjoys a close relationship with the British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States.

 

We are seeking essay submissions on any topic related to postcolonial scholarship, theory, and criticism. We also welcome suggestions for special issues.

Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:51am
Journal of Dracula Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2023

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.

Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .docx). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.

Please follow MLA style.

Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright. Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field. Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

Rethinking William Morris for the Twenty-first Century

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:50am
Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

This MLA session for Philadelphia (2024) invites proposals exploring Morris’s relevance for the twenty-first century. Topics could include beauty, design (including Morris’s influences on black artists such as Kehinde Wiley & Althea McNish), architecture, ecology, the environment, sustainability, pollution, socialism, the carceral system, labor, leisure.

 

Please include a 250-word abstract and short bio no later than Tuesday, 28 February 2023, to jnixon@salemstate.edu

Modern Meets Medieval: Scholars and the Public, Then and Now

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:49am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

MMLA 2023 Permanent Session: Old and Middle English Language and Literature

“Modern Meets Medieval: Scholars and the Public, Then and Now"

The General Call opens with an analogy between now-times and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, invoking an approach that is both medieval and modern by looking at how the arts, the academy, and general society should, can, and do interact. In that spirit, the general question for this panel is “what is the value of studying medieval history, culture, art, and/or literature in today’s world?”

America the Beautiful? Regionalism and Indigeneity

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:46am
American Literary Realism (special issue, journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2023

Special Issue of American Literary Realism

Topic:  America the Beautiful? Regionalism and Indigeneity

 

Rebecca Harding Davis at 2023 ALA - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:45am
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 29, 2023

The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 25-28, 2023 in
Boston, MA.

 

New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)

We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”

 

 

Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan (ajrovan@gmail.com) by January 15, 2023.

 

 

 

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