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Odin asked, “Can you Read the Runes?” How to Read the Runic Letters in Part I of Beowulf

updated: 
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:55pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) 77th Annual Convention

October 10-12 (Thur.-Sat.) at the Westgate Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Join us in Las Vegas this October, where we will defy the odds and time, and you can learn how to read some of the 418 (and counting) letter runes found in the first third of Beowulf.

This groundbreaking, ninety-minute session is the first of its kind in teaching how one can detect and decipher between two alphabets that use the same letters, with one being just a letter and the other being a letter that represents a word. Unlike Odin, you will not have to give up an eye.

All attendees will receive a letter rune chart.

CFP eTEXTS 14: Literary and Cultural Studies Conference.

updated: 
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:55pm
Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

eTEXTS 14: Literary and Cultural Studies Conference. (June 3, 2024)

Since 2014 TEXTS: Literary and Cultural Studies Conference has been a venue for the examination of various “texts” of English-speaking countries and stimulating scientific debates. Our conferences promote the development and dissemination of original research and critical thinking about various social, cultural, philosophical and historical issues reflected in countless "texts" of English-speaking countries.

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract (150 words) along with a short academic bio. Conference papers (15-minute presentations) should be in English.

PROMISE | UCL Moveable Type Journal Call for Submissions

updated: 
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:55pm
University College London (UCL) English Department Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 17, 2024

Moveable Type is the graduate, peer-reviewed journal of the University College London (UCL) English Department. The theme for this year's journal is 'Promise'. We welcome all academic articles; book, art, music or film reviews; creative writing; and original art or film which respond to this year's theme.

Plant Studies in Indian Literature (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:55pm
Jaishmitha Riny R
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 12, 2024

Plant Studies in Indian LiteratureCall for Book ChapterDeadline Extended: 12/05/2024 Introduction: Indian literature is a rich and diverse tapestry woven from the threads of countless languages, cultures, traditions, and encompasses a vast array of literary forms, genres, and themes, reflecting the complex tapestry of Indian society, its history, spirituality, and cultural heritage. From the ancient Vedas to contemporary works exploring modern Indian identity, Indian literature offers a window into the soul of a nation characterized by its diversity and complexity.

The Olfactory Story of Perfume in Literature, Psychology and the Arts

updated: 
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:55pm
Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 20, 2024

The Department of English of the Faculty of Letters is pleased to announce its International Conference The Olfactory Story of Perfume in Literature, Psychology and the Arts, which will be held online and onsite on 11-12 October, 2024.

“Throughout history we have sought to express ourselves in many different ways, and one of the most beloved forms of expression is the Alchemy of Scent.” (Huib Maat)

(New Deadline!) Echoes of Life and Death: Interdisciplinary and Intermedial Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 7:36am
estrema: revista interdisciplinar de humanidades
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

estrema: revista interdisciplinar de humanidades, a digital peer reviewed journal from the Centre for Comparative Studies of the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon (CEComp-FLUL), is issuing an open call for articles and critical reviews for the first number of its Volume III until March 31, 2024. The previous volume, consisting of two distinct issues, welcomed contributions that broadly discussed the dichotomy of light/shadow, through an interdisciplinary, comparative, and innovative perspective. Similarly, we now launch this call inspired by a new thematic dichotomy: life/death.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Solarpunk Conference 2024: Rays of Resilience: Call for Conference Presentations

updated: 
Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 10:21am
The Solarpunk Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Call for Presentations – The Solarpunk Conference 2024: Rays of Resilience

Solarpunk is a growing subculture, existing across various veins of human endeavors, such as fiction, media, politics, technology, agriculture and urban planning and development. Solarpunk imagines an accessible, equitable world either without systemic barriers, or with those barriers in the process of disassembly, while championing intersectional social and climate justice. Drawing on ideas from permaculture, post- and trans-humanism, social ecology, and anarcho-socialism, while reacting against late stage capitalism, Solarpunk declares that our world is worth saving, and that saving it is possible.

Plant Studies in Indian Literature

updated: 
Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 10:19am
Jaishmitha Riny R
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 12, 2024

Plant Studies in Indian LiteratureCall for Book ChapterDeadline Extended: 12/05/2024 Introduction: Indian literature is a rich and diverse tapestry woven from the threads of countless languages, cultures, traditions, and encompasses a vast array of literary forms, genres, and themes, reflecting the complex tapestry of Indian society, its history, spirituality, and cultural heritage. From the ancient Vedas to contemporary works exploring modern Indian identity, Indian literature offers a window into the soul of a nation characterized by its diversity and complexity.

Call for Book Chapters: Violence and Postcolonial Marginalities in South Asian Literature (Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield)

updated: 
Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 2:38am
Zakir Hussain, Ghulam Rabani, and Rajbir Samal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for an upcoming edited book entitled “Violence

and Postcolonial Marginalities in South Asian Literature” to be published in Lexington Books,

Rowman & Littlefield, U.S.A. This edited book aims to explore the intricate intersections of

violence and marginality within the context of South Asian literature.

Postcolonial literature, with its diverse voices and narratives, has been instrumental in

articulating the complex realities of societies grappling with the repercussions of colonialism

and other forms of precarity. In the context of South Asia, a region marked by rich cultural

2024 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference — Television Area

updated: 
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 4:02pm
Cory Barker, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Television Area | Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 4-6, 2024

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Address: DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 | Phone: (312) 362-8000

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2024 conference in Chicago on the campus of DePaul University.

CFP: Agnès Varda panel at PAMLA 2024 (Palm Springs, Nov 7-10)

updated: 
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 4:02pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association 2024 (Palm Springs, CA)

Conference Theme: Translation in Action 

November 7-10

Austen at 250: Austen's Life, Novels, Juvenalia & Surviving Letters--JASNA AGM 2025 (Baltimore)

updated: 
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 7:34am
Jane Austen Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2024

2025 will be a milestone year celebrating the 250th anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth. Through this Call for Papers, the JASNA Maryland Region invites submission of proposals for breakout sessions at the 2025 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) and applications for the New Voices Breakout Speaker Grant.

The AGM theme: Austen at 250: Austen's Life, Novels, Juvenelia, & Surviving Letters

Date: Oct. 10-12, 2025

Location: Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore MD

Theory's Otherwise Textures

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Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 7:59pm
Society for the Study of Affect (SSA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 14, 2024

THEORY’S OTHERWISE TEXTURESMATHEW ARTHUR • ALANA BREKELMANS

Doğuş University 2nd International Conference on English Language and Literature on 21st Century English Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:44pm
Doğuş University 2nd International Conference on English Language and Literature on 21st Century English Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 19, 2024

Call for Abstracts: Doğuş University 2nd International Conference on English Language and Literature on 21st Century English Literature

We are pleased to announce the International Conference on 21st Century English Literature, an engaging platform for scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts to explore and discuss the dynamic landscape of literature in the contemporary era. As we navigate the complexities of the 21st century, English literature continues to evolve, reflecting the multifaceted nature of our global society.

Conference Theme: "Digital Narratives: Shaping the Future of 21st Century English Literature"

PAMLA 2024 Panel: Fantasy and the Fantastic

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:44pm
Kristin Noone / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2024 Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Fantasy and the supernatural, broadly defined, shape many popular narratives and universes—from Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones, from World of Warcraft to The Witcher, from classical and medieval tales of monsters and dragons to the worlds of N.K. Jemisin, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Nnedi Okorafor, and Ursula K. Le Guin. As a genre, fantasy engages with questions of rhetoric, identity, and power in multiple ways, across media, subgenres, and cultural traditions; the enchantment of fantastic and supernatural narratives casts a persistent and global spell.

The Beatles and Their Generations

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:44pm
Thomas Pace and Terry Hamblin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

Call for Chapters

Popular Music (Panel / In-Person)

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:43pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

This panel considers a range of topics related to popular music defined and considered broadly. Though not limited to such inquiries, papers might address questions such as

· How do we see cultural forces at work in the inspiration of popular musical songs, albums, tours, artists, texts, and memes?

· How has popular music influenced, supported, challenged, and otherwise complicated cultural practices, beliefs, and norms?

· Where and how do we see the gravity of popular music extended to the domain of other arts and media?

· How does popular music manifest the intertextual and intersectional realities of (post)modern life?

_Edith Wharton Review_

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:43pm
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2024

Announcing: “Notes On…” for the Edith Wharton Review (the official refereed journal of the Edith Wharton Society)

Rhythms of Artwork and Beyond: Humanity, Sociality, and Nature

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:43pm
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 30, 2025

We kindly invite Authors to submit proposals to a special issue of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics - "Rhythms of Artwork and Beyond: Humanity, Sociality, and Nature" Vol.

Somatechnics 16.1--Eco-horror’s Minor Intimacies: Affective Embodiments, Ecological Desires

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:43pm
CORERISC: the Collective for Research on Epistemologies of Embodied Risk, and The Sociability of Sleep
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Call For Papers for Somatechnics 16.1

Eco-horror’s Minor Intimacies: Affective Embodiments, Ecological

Desires

Issue editors: Lynn Kozak and Alanna Thain (McGill University) Publication date: Winter 2026

 

Horror is an affect, genre and epistemology relevant to our current condition, signaled by a resurgent interest in horror media in popular culture and in high art. A re-coding in horror’s language is widely perceptible across media that serve as a site for commentary and intervention

Hybrid Landscapes: Experiencing Things, Mapping Practices, Re-construing Ecologies of Entangled Environments

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:43pm
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2024

We kindly invite Authors to submit proposals to a special issue of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics - "Hybrid Landscapes: Experiencing Things, Mapping Practices, Re-construing Ecologies of Entangled Environments" Vol. 74 (1/2025), edited by Helena Elias (University of Lisbon), Jakub Petri (Jagiellonian University in Krakow), and Natalia Anna Michna (Jagiellonian University in Krakow). Submission deadline: 31 December, 2024 In recent decades, the relationship between discourses and materiality has been at the center of theoretical and practice-based debates, permeating numerous artistic, humanities, and social sciences research endeavors.

Literature/Film Association 2024: Recognition and Empathy

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:43pm
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

LFA 2024: RECOGNITION AND EMPATHY

LITERATURE / FILM ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 

YORK COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA, YORK, PA

SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2024 

 

Film screening and Conversation: Dina Amer, director of You Resemble Me (2021)

 

Keynote: Elsie Walker, Salisbury University, author of Life 24x A Second: Cinema, Selfhood, and Society (Oxford UP, 2023)

 

Imagining Planetary Health, Well-Being, and Habitability Perspectives from the Environmental Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:43pm
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Date: 2–4 October 2024

Location: Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, Schloss-Str. 2+4, 82327 Tutzing, Germany Conveners: Lijuan Klassen and Christof Mauch

Keynote Speakers:

Ursula K. Heise (University of California, Los Angeles)
Jennifer Gabrys (University of Cambridge)
Malcom Ferdinand (Université Paris Dauphine-PSL, National Centre for Scientific Research [CNRS])

Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives CONFERENCE (Debrecen University Symposium, 2024)

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:43pm
Canadian Studies Centre of the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

“Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives”
Debrecen University Symposium, 2024

 

 

This international, in-person conference is organized by the Canadian Studies Centre of the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary, as part of the Debrecen University Symposium series.

Date:

  • October 24-25, 2024

Venue:

  • Debrecen, Hungary, Main Building of the University of Debrecen

 

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