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The Materiality of Excess

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
NEMLA 2024 CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

What does "too much" feel like? 

The slimy or gelatinous texture elicits a sense of disgust in some, while others experience pleasure and luxuriousness. Excess can also manifest as waste and pollution: the plastic gyre in the ocean's center; the sticky, musky sensation on one's skin amidst smog. The materiality of excess can also be defined by the marginalized, commodified bodies that become sites of extraction as their labor, organs, and corporeal bodies enter global capital circulation. This session invites papers exploring the materiality of excess – its affect, texture, aesthetics, and politics – to engage with the realm of otherness. 

Possible areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to:

CFP - Global Bond Girls: The Impact of a Complex Cultural Icon

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
Lisa Funnell/Mohawk College and Monica Germana/University of Westminster
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Global Bond Girls

The Impact of a Complex Cultural Icon

 

 

Edited by Lisa Funnell and Monica Germanà

 

 

The Routledge Handbook of the Sociopolitical Context of Language Learning: Call for Reviewers

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
Dr Chris Shei Swansea University UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

If you would like to serve as a reviewer for the handbook please email me. Having reviewed three papers and provided detailed feedback, your name will be listed as a member of the Editorial Board at the front of the book on a conspicuous page.

The handbook has 47 prospective chapters now but there will be withdrawals and rejections before final completion. If you have a full paper to contribute between now and December 2023 please feel free to approach me at c-c.shei@swansea.ac.uk. We may still be able to use your paper.

Current table of contents:

The Routledge Handbook of the Sociopolitical Context of Language Learning

The Routledge Handbook of Endangered and Minority Languages: Call for Reviewers

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
Dr Chris Shei Swansea University UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

If you would like to serve as a reviewer for the handbook please email me. Having reviewed three papers and provided detailed feedback, your name will be listed as a member of the Editorial Board at the front of the book on a conspicuous page.

The handbook has 52 prospective chapters now but there will be withdrawals and rejections before final completion. If you have a full paper to contribute between now and December 2023 please feel free to approach me at c-c.shei@swansea.ac.uk. We may still be able to use your paper.

Current table of contents:

The Routledge Handbook of Endangered and Minority Languages

CFP for The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:23am
The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

The call for papers for the next issue of the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (ISSN 20455852 , ONLINE ISSN 20455860) is now open. 

The deadline for submissions of full articles (5-6k words) is 1 July 2023. The Journal is indexed in SCOPUS (among others), and its remit is broad and international. Please submit your articles for consideration (together with a short bio and institutional affiliation) to both editors: Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell (lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nz) and Dr Ashleigh Prosser (ashleigh.prosser@murdoch.edu.au).

Call for Papers: HyperCultura, No. 12/2023

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:23am
Hyperion University, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2023

HyperCultura, No. 12/ 2023

Dear Colleagues,

We have the pleasure to invite you to submit articles for our next issue, due March-April 2024. We receive papers on Literature (not that of ancient Greece or Rome), Media Studies, Film Studies, Visual and Performative Arts, and Teaching (Language and Literature). Papers in said areas need to focus on the following themes: Nationalism/ Post-nationalism, Colonialism/Postcolonialism/Decolonization, Race, Gender Studies, Ethnicity, and Identity.

We are CEEOL, Ulrichsweb, MLA Directory of Peridiodicals, DOAJ, EBSCO, ERIH PLUS and SCOPUS, and also visible through WorldCat.

"Going Public" in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:17am
Midwest Modern Language Association/MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Children’s Literature and Young Adult Literature Permanent Sections

Session Coordinator: Dr. Amberyl Malkovich 

Dept. of English, Concord University

amalkovich@concord.edu

 

“Going Public” in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Cultures

 

Springer Encyclopaedia: New Populism and Responses of the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 7:17am
Christ University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

REOPENED CFP: We are happy to report that the Encyclopedia is now live on the Springer website (see attached link). We are open to accepting a few more articles for the Cultural Studies section: if interested, please send in your proposals by June 1, 2023. Your proposed article may focus on any topic of your choice that examines populism through a Cultural Studies methodology. 

Springer Encyclopaedia of New Populism and Responses of the 21st Century

As If, But Differently: Meditations on the Realisms of Our Times, 1-2 December 2023, Sofia University

updated: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 5:08am
Department of English and American Studies, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

As If, But Differently: Meditations on the Realisms of Our Times

01 – 02 December 2023

St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia

  

A forum dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the

Department of English and American Studies &

the 135th anniversary of St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia

 

Keynote Speakers

DEADLINE EXTENDED: African American Literature Permanent Panel

updated: 
Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 2:24pm
MMLA - Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

2023 Call for Papers:

The African American Literature permanent section invites proposals for in-person presentations at the 2023 meeting of the Midwestern Modern Language Association taking place in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 2-5. The conference’s theme this year is “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy,” and papers addressing literature’s connection to and challenge of democracy will be given preference.

Interweaving Anthropology, Science, and Narrative: Postanthropocentric Mappings in the era of Climate Crises.

updated: 
Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 1:06pm
Dr Saswat Samay Das / Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Call for Papers

CEP International Conference

Interweaving Anthropology, Science, and Narrative: Postanthropocentric Mappings in the era of Climate Crises.

Event dates: 1st to 3rd November 2023 

Place: Department of Humanities and Social  Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

Extended Abstract Deadline: 30 September, 2023

 

This conference organised by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur in association with University of Oldenburg, Germany and IMIS Bhubaneswar, India can be attended both through online and offline mode.

Peninsular Literature and/or Culture from 1700 to the present, session C

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 11:29am
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Abstracts for session C will reflect any theme related to Peninsular Literature and/or Culture from 1700 to the present. This session will explore a wide range of topics from different periods. Session C is part of a quadruple session with a maximum of three presenters per session, with presentations not to exceed 20 minutes. Presenters must be SAMLA members to attend and may read only one paper at the convention. Interested participants may send a 250-word abstract in Spanish or English, a short academic bio (approximately 100 words), and contact information via email in a single Word document at their earliest convenience. Deadline for abstract submission: June 15, 2023. Please send materials and/or questions via e-mail to Dr.

DEADLINE EXTENDED - American Literature 1870-Present [MMLA Permanent Section]

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 11:04am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2023

The permanent section on American Literature 1870-Present invites proposals for its in-person panel at the 2023 meeting of the Midwestern Modern Language Association conference (https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/).

All proposals are welcome, particulary those that gesture toward the conference theme of democracy.

For consideration, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words and a brief bio to: najung@wisc.edu by May 26, 2023.

 

REMINDER: CFP International Conference "The Factual Animal: Audiovisual Representations of Real Other-than-Human Animals"

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
International Conference, Universitat de Valencia; Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2023

The research group CULIVIAN (“Culturas Literarias y Visuales del Animal” / “Animals in Literary and Visual Cultures”) is hosting the international conference “The Factual Animal: Audiovisual Representations of Real Other-than-Human Animals.” The conference will be held face-to-face at the Facultat de Filologia, Traducció i Comunicació at the Universitat de València (Spain) on November 29 – December 1, 2023. The conference is organized as part of the CIGE/2021/100 research project, funded by the Conselleria d’Innovació, Universitats i Societat Digital, and is additionally sponsored by the Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya at the Universitat de València, and the Friends of Thoreau Program at the Instituto Franklin

Call for Papers: Scholarly Book on Suburban Studies

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
Palacky University in Olomouc
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers: Scholarly Book on Suburban Studies

 

We invite chapter proposals for a forthcoming scholarly book on suburban studies. This interdisciplinary book aims to explore the complex, diverse, and dynamic nature of suburbs, their histories, and their futures. The book will seek to engage with a wide range of topics and themes related to sub/urban spaces, cultures, politics, and environments.

 

Transdisciplinary Conference on Suburban Studies

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
Palacky University in Olomouc
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transdisciplinary Conference on Suburban Studies

We invite scholars and researchers from various disciplines to submit papers for an upcoming interdisciplinary conference on Suburban Studies that takes place on May 13-14, 2024 at Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. The conference aims to explore the intersection between various scholarly fields and the suburban experience, and how literature and other media have portrayed, shaped, and reflected suburban life and its evolution.

Leon Edel Prize

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar.  The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.  Please send the manuscript in Microsoft Word format.

Send electronic submissions to: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Science and Fiction: Democracy, Narrative, and the Natural Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

In conjunction with the conference theme of “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy,” this year’s Science and Literature permanent session invites papers which engage a related theme of “Democracy, Narrative, and the Natural Sciences.” In particular, it invites papers attentive to the scientific discourses moving through fictional texts as they reveal narrative and/or political commitments to democracy, equity, and justice. Submissions might engage but will hopefully not be limited by the following suggestions:

· Agricultural uplift in the works of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois

· Botanical and geographical metaphors for liberation in Black women’s nature poetry

Mahabharata Epic Across Asia Ancient Indian Knowledge System Transcending Spatio-Temporal Boundaries

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 25, 2023

"The greatest event of our age is the meeting of cultures, meeting of civilizations, meeting of different points of view, making us understand that we should not adhere to any one kind of single faith, but respect diversity of belief. Our attempt should always be to cooperate, to bring together people, to establish friendship and have some kind of a right world in which we can live together in happiness, harmony and friendship. Let us therefore realize that this increasing maturity should express itself in this capacity to understand what other points of view are’?"- Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

CFP: Edited volume on films and TV series created by Steven Moffat

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:25am
William Rabkin / UC Riverside Palm Desert
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection 
SCREEN STORYTELLERS: The Works of Steven Moffat
Edited by William Rabkin

This edited volume on the works of Steven Moffat will be the second book in a new series to be published by Bloomsbury Academic. Seeking 250-word abstracts for previously unpublished essays on films and television series created by Moffat. Final essays will be 3,000-3,500 words, written for an audience of student readers, and will be due Spring/Summer 2024.  

_Edith Wharton Review_

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:24am
Edith Wharton Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

Edith Wharton Review, the peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed, scholarly journal of the Edith Wharton Society, welcomes submissions on Edith Wharton, Wharton in the context of other authors, and literary and cultural trends, and Wharton in relation to other writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from a broad range of theoretical perspectives including transmedial approaches.

Unsettling The Coloniality of Knowledge: Toward More-Than-Human Approaches to Epistemological and Environmental Justice

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:24am
Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Conference 2023 Honolulu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2023

Most academic disciplines today remain entrenched in a lack of epistemic trust. The theories and methods through which knowledge production is validated are still determined at the centers of global academic production, while some epistemologies, counted as 'peripheral', are prevented from disseminating beyond their national borders. Non-Western epistemologies are stunted by hegemony and the pervasiveness of anthropocentric Western thought and are thus not central in the shaping of academic fields.

Call For Papers | Special Issue of Victorian Review: “Videogames and Victorian Studies”

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:24am
Victorian Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Victorian Review invites submissions for a special issue devoted to the topic of “Videogames and Victorian Studies.” This issue will consider how game texts interact with Victorian genres, aesthetics, and literary themes by commenting on or critiquing their original contexts. Articles will examine how the embodied, user-driven mode of storytelling employed by videogames can offer new engagements with the era’s many lingering legacies in the present. This includes, but is not limited to, questions of class, race, gender and sexuality, colonialism, the professionalization of science, ableist modes of reading, etc.

 

Call for Session Proposals on Surplus - NeMLA

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023

SURPLUS is the keyword for the 2024 NeMLA convention for critical and creative work that, in addition to the commonly associated meanings of profit and value, can be more broadly construed as excess or excessive, as surfeit, or what is leftover, or unwanted: an excess of emotion (anger, fear, passion, desire), for example; or surplus time (leisure or its absence); or populations rendered "surplus"- migrants, the marginalized, the unemployed, the incarcerated.


 

Energy Humanities - PAMLA Special Session

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:23am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Panel for Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in Portland, OR. October 26 – 29 2023.

Bending Metal: Metal Scenes during and after COVID

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 3:06pm
Bryan Bardine/University of Dayton/ Jerome Stueart
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

 

 

Bending Metal: Metal Scenes during and after COVID 

deadline for submissions: 

August 15, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

Bryan Bardine/University of Dayton/ Jerome Stueart

contact email: 

bbardine1@udayton.edu

Bending Metal: Global Metal Scenes during and after COVID
Proposals due: August 15, 2023

Continuing our work examining metal scenes and with a contract with Lexington Press we propose the following project:

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