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Call for additional chapters: Edited Volume on German Writing and Arts Residencies, under contract

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:07am
Alexandra Ksenofontova, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

“Germany is one of the most committed operators of international artist residencies,” asserts the self-description of the “Working Group of German International Residency Programs.” Among German residencies are Villa Massimo in Rome, Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto, and many others. Together, these institutions form a global network coordinated by actors such as the Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut. This network plays a key role both in Germany’s foreign cultural policy and in supporting literature and the arts.

NeMLA 2023 Roundtable: What the Thunder said: Exploring Eliot in the Age of Anthropocene

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:03am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The planetary event characterised as Anthropocene in our times shares a particular relationship with the Modernist milieu which sought to represent the conflicts that extend to the non-human and the more-than-human world. Scattered through Eliot’s poetic oeuvre is the speculation of how to think seriously about the planet. Every street lamp that Eliot’s lyric persona passes from beats like a “fatalistic drum” with Bergsonian élan vital (the creative force) which informs both the human and the non-human world. This roundtable invites contributions which will explore the non-human aspects in Eliot’s poems.

Community in Peril: From Individual Identities to Global Citizenship

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:03am
Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The Department of English and American Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of Masaryk University are pleased to announce a call for papers for their interdisciplinary conference held in Brno, Czech Republic on two full conference days on 25–26 November 2022.

NeMLA 2023 Panel: Graphic Resilience: The Visual-Verbal Narratives and Representation

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:03am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Resilience is a word used to describe the ability to sustain adversity. Graphic narratives situate the debates about resilience in the realm of popular culture. Many graphic narratives depict the themes of resilience which have emerged as a result of socio-political upheaval, existential urges and institutional threats. Works such as PersepolisBhimayanaFun Home and Nat Turner graphically depict the story of the immigrant experience, caste, gender and race issues based on the varied forms of worded and pictorial texts.

2nd International Conference on "Refugee, Resistance, and Recognition: Global Literary Representations in [Post]post-colonial Perspectives"

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet 3114, Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2022

Everchanging world order and its position in the continuum rely on ongoing events and the functioning of different states—country, government, nation, authority, community, land, etc.— embedded within the global makeup. The 2nd International Conference of the Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet 3114, Bangladesh, to be held on January 27-28, 2023, conceptualizes the narratives related to the terms—Refugee, Resistance, and Recognition— and their articulations in global literary spaces both as distinct and interrelated concepts in the premises of art, literature, language, (social) media, law, and politics in [Post]postcolonial perspectives.

Excavating New Critical Landscapes: The August Wilson Archive, The Writer’s Landscape, and the August Wilson House Renovation Project

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
August Wilson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

The August Wilson Society seeks proposals for individual papers, panels, or workshops for its March 2nd - 4th 2023 Biennial Colloquium that assess the current and future impact that the work being done by three Pittsburgh institutions has or will have in forging “new critical landscapes.” Timed in conjunction with the Spring 2023 opening celebration of the August Wilson Archive at the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS), this national gathering will convene artists, educators, theater practitioners, archivists, museum curators, theater scholars, and students, among a huge fan base of the late playwright and his work.

Casas Tomadas: Monsters and Metaphors on the Periphery of Latin American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
Carlos Gonzalez
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

Casas Tomadas: Monsters and Metaphors
on the Periphery of Latin American Literature

Co-Chaired by Carlos Gonzalez and Caio Cesar Esteves de Souza (Harvard University)

54th NeMLA ANNUAL CONVENTION

Keynote Speaker: Anne Enright
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT PROPOSAL HERE: bit.ly/CasasTomadas by September 30, 2022!
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK

March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls
Sponsored by the University at Buffalo

Vishal’s Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean Trilogy

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

 

This roundtable will examine Vishal’s Bhardwaj’s Trilogy of films based on Shakespearean tragedies released between 2003 and 2014: Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider.

We want to keep the focus of this session as wide and as open as possible but will suggest three possible perspectives: examining the relationship between the Shakespearean plays and the Bhardwaj version; probing the singularity of the South Asian’s approach to the plays; contextualizing the South Asian version of the play with other South Asian sources—literary, political, and musical.

Women and the Great War: A Reexamination

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Typically, scholarly reflection on the Great War focuses on military activity and masculine performance; in contrast, this NeMLA 2023 seminar examines the importance of women as fictional characters, authors, and purveyors of legacies associated with the Great War of 1914-1918. By privileging the role of women, it is hoped that we can bring a fresh critical light to this pivotal moment in world history. Please note the very wide range of perspectives in this seminar: authors, characters, and context.

Heidegger and the Question of Literary Influence

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

--Heidegger and the Question of Literary Influence

This panel on Heidegger and literary influence has both a very broad and quite specific focus.

Broadly, we will examine Heidegger’s writing to examine how philosophers in general and Heidegger in particular read, assimilate, and evaluate all kinds of literature: poetry and fiction both canonical and (post)-modern. We welcome all submissions on the broad and important relationship between philosophy and literature.

Teaching Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution through Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Does peacemaking have a place in our humanities curriculum today and if so, what are some innovative ways to integrate this theme into our literature classes? This panel invites papers that explore representations of peacemaking and conflict resolution in literary texts across genres, languages, and time periods. Papers that discuss methodologies for teaching literature with a focus on peacemaking are especially welcome. Please send inquiries and 300-500 word abstracts to Ici Vanwesenbeeck: vanwesen@fredonia.edu

Territorial Bodies: World Culture in Crisis

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:59am
Charlotte Spear and Maddie Sinclair, University of Warwick, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Territorial Bodies: World Culture in Crisis

Saturday 25th February 2023

 

With keynote addresses by: Prof. Kathryn Yusoff and Dr. Lauren Wilcox

 

Subaltern Writing and Popular Memory in the Early Modern World

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:59am
Journal of Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Volume 13 of the Journal of Early Modern Studies seeks to interrogate how common men and women used different modes of writing to keep, shape, and contest social memory in the early modern world. Studies on popular senses of the past, such as Andy Wood’s, have brought to light the complex interrelation between custom, collective memory, and social struggle. A usable past was key in conflicts over economic and political resources in the present. As the systematic regulation of access to reading and writing (Guillory), literacy was the basis for persistent forms of exclusion — particularly when gender and racial regimes of inequality intersected with class. But literacy was also a site of contestation.

RSA 2023 Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Sessions

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:58am
International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

RSA 2023 Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Sessions CFP

 

The Margaret Cavendish Society will sponsor two or more sessions (panels or roundtables) at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 9-11 March 2023. We invite proposals for individual papers or fully formed panels on any topic related to the works of Margaret Cavendish.  Please submit abstracts (150 words maximum) and a brief CV (or a brief description of the panel and brief abstracts and CVs for each participant) to Lara Dodds (ldodds@english.msstate.edu) and Delilah Bermudez Brataas (delilah.brataas@ntnu.no) by July 29, 2022.

World Literature BEFORE World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:58am
Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

World Literature BEFORE World Literature

Special issue of

Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Co-editors: David Andrew Porter and Omid Azadibougar

Eudora Welty and Ecology

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:58am
Eudora Welty Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

The 2023 Eudora Welty Review will feature a special section dedicated to Welty and Ecology. Eudora Welty’s stories attest to her acute attention to the natural world, an interest fed in part by her devotion to her garden. Always careful, as she puts it, to depict “the moon in the right part of the sky,” Welty portrayed nature as both setting and agent. The EWR seeks essays that examine the intersection of Welty’s work with ecology, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, and the ecogothic. Also of interest are essays exploring environmental concerns in Welty’s fiction, from the clear-cutting of farmland in the Delta to the logging in the hills of Mississippi.

Eudora Welty and Women's Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:58am
Women’s Studies; An Interdisciplinary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

We are seeking proposals for a special double issue of the journal Women’s Studies; An Interdisciplinary Journal on the work of Eudora Welty in the context of women's studies/feminism. Contending with a writer famous for declaring that she did not need to “crusade” and hesitant about the label “feminist,” scholars in the past have examined in helpful ways how Welty’s work undertakes the task of exploring gender. However, given new conversations in the fields of intertextuality, materialist studies, ecofeminism, and gender studies, further conversation or even a reappraisal is certainly due. Proposals/abstracts due September 1, 2022. Full paper submissions due March 1, 2023.

NeMLA 2023 - Making Life in Limbo: Representing Life, Resilience and Community in Refugee Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:58am
Jonathan Nash (University of Victoria)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 54th Annual NeMLA Convention to be held from March 23-26, 2023, in Niagara Falls, NY. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2022.

Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

NeMLA 2023 Panel: Untelling Stories: Mad Techniques of Narrative Noncompliance

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:58am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

 

This accepted creative panel invites abstracts for the upcoming NeMLA 2023 conference at the University at Buffalo in Niagara Falls, NY from March 23-26, 2023. 

 

As Mad writers, we are called to confess: in the form of scholarship based on disclosing “lived experience,” activism which centers individual stories of trauma and healing, or sanitized “mental health” narratives which point only toward a legible life. Amidst the ever-growing demand for “mental health awareness” and concomitant psychiatrization of everyday life, Mad writers face increasing pressure to plate recovery-oriented stories for sane consumers. In the face of this pressure, I ask, where do we go? What do we write? And how do we know?

 

Shakespeare and Race: Spoken Word(s)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:54am
The London Shakespeare Centre, King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 19, 2022

The London Shakespeare Centre, King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe 

Shakespeare and Race: Spoken Word(s) 

Date: 4-5 November 2022 

Location: King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe 

 

Confirmed Speakers: Nandini Das (Oxford University), Joyce MacDonald (University of Kentucky), and Dennis Austin Britton (University of British Columbia), and Jane Grogan (University College Dublin) 

 

Call For Research Papers on World Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 8:29am
IMPRESSIONS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Call for Papers by 31 July, 2022 and 30 September 2022

Impressions

A Bi-Annual International Refereed e-Journal of English Studies

Research Papers on World Literatures

Graphic Novels as Cultural Artifacts at NeMLA

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 10:18am
Catherine Ross / Southwestern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This call for papers is for the NeMLA conference which is scheduled to take place in person in Niagara Falls, NY between March 23-26, 2023.

Faith, Education, and Ecological Crisis: An Online Symposium

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 5:36am
The Guardians of Creation Project
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 24, 2022

In Laudato Si', Pope Francis declared, "a great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us [...] Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us [...] living our vocation to be protectors of God's handiwork" (2015: 202-217). Seven years later, educators continue to face this challenge of integrating faith and spirituality into teaching about the ecological crisis we face in the twenty-first century. How can we empower our young people to take action and become the ecological citizens of the future?

'Melancholia' - The Polish Journal of Aesthetics Vol. 66 (3) 2022

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 8:57am
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Call for Papers

 

Melancholia

 

Volume 66 (3/2022)

 

Submission deadline EXTENDED: July 31, 2022

 

Editors:

Anna Wysowska (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland),

Krzysztof Zanussi  (director, screenwriter and professor of cinematic arts)

 

 

Confluențe. Texts and Contexts Reloaded 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 3:04pm
Faculty of Letters, University of Oradea, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Confluente. Texts and Contexts Reloaded invites submissions for its 2022 issue on the topic of:

LOVE IN MODERN AND POSTMODERN LITERATURE

We welcome scholarly contributions written in English and French that explore and interact with the ways in which love is represented in literature, theatre, and film. 

All paper submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, research content, and correctness. Please read the complete submission and formatting guidelines at:
http://www.confluente.univoradea.ro/en/notes-to-contributors

Deadline: JULY 3rd 2022

Constructed Languages and Power in Science Fiction and Fantasy

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 12:09pm
Matt Barton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

We have extended our deadline for submissions.

We invite essays for a collected edition that investigates constructed languages (e.g., Klingon, Trigedasleng, Valyrian, Na'vi, Dothraki, Belter, Tolkien's Elvish) in the contexts and functions of socio-political power within the broad category of science fiction, speculative, and fantasy encompassing film, tv, games, and comics. How are conlangs in a work used to "other" groups of people or to construct their subjectivity? How do they reveal power relations in a geo-political system? How does the analysis of conlangs and power help us understand the world that we live in?

NeMLA 2023 Seminar: Rethinking Resilience: Ways of Seeing and Being in the Pandemic

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 9:51pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The process that is central to the development of language is the critical encounter between different groups (marked by their "physical, cognitive, neurological differences," as NeMLA's note on "resilience" suggests) in possession of different kinds of valuation in the course of which "certain words, tones, rhythms, meanings are offered, felt for, tested, confirmed, asserted, qualified, changed" (Keywords 12). This process of evolution/metamorphosis, as demonstrated by Raymond Williams in his Keywords,  is often accelerated in periods of unprecedented crisis.

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