The Gaskell Journal seeks a new Reviews Editor. As well as publishing peer-reviewed articles, this annually produced academic journal features 2-4 book reviews, of works focused on Elizabeth Gaskell but also on Victorian literature and culture more generally. The reviews editor’s role is to identify suitable books for review, contact publishers to request a complimentary review copy, and appoint appropriate reviewers. As well as engaging with our regular reviewers, this also involves making new contacts in relevant scholarly fields. The reviews editor must then keep in contact with the reviewer to ensure that the review is completed in good time, and meets house requirements, before forwarding it to the journal editors.
The Gaskell Journal
Joan Leach Memorial
Graduate Student Essay Prize 2024
Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2024
The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society. The winning essay will be published in the Gaskell Journal (with revisions as appropriate), and its author will receive £200 from the Gaskell Society, and a complimentary copy of the Journal.
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina saw an explosion of texts that processed the storm. Works of fiction (novels, graphic novels, poetry, movies, tv shows) as well as a slew of memoirs, literary non-fiction books, documentaries, and songs surfaced to sift through the emotional rubble left in Katrina’s wake. Our 2015 collection, 10 Years After Katrina, was an attempt to critically process these artistic renderings of the storm’s effect on American culture. In the past ten years, it seems as if the storm of Katrina texts has … abated. Only a smattering of books have surfaced after 2015—a novel, The Lost Book of Adana Moreau (2020), Katrina: a History (2020), a memoir, The Yellow House (2019).
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
August Wilson in Context
Edited by Khalid Y. Long and Isaiah Matthew Wooden
Ex-position Feature Topic Call for Papers
The Twenty-First Century: The New Contemporary?
Publication Date: June 2024 (Issue No. 51)
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023
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It’s time we began to talk about the twenty-first century. Period.
Periodization is one of those topics to which academics often say there are no well-rounded approaches. We qualify our account, understate the possibility of being spot-on, and even feel apologetic.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: “FORGING THE MEDIEVAL” IN INSTITUTIONS
Proposals for short essays (c. 3500-8000 words) are warmly welcomed, on the topic of “forging the medieval” in institutions. In galleries, museums, schools, universities, libraries, archives, or other institutions, how is the medieval past forged? How is it created and curated, presented and (mis)represented, through the institution’s objects and the concept of the institution itself?
About the contribution and cluster:
The CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic Forum invites submissions for a panel at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention on January 4–7, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Postcolonial Southeast Asia?: Limits and Possibilities
Call for Papers and Applications
International Conference at The Shirley and Leslie Porter School of Cultural Studies,
Tel Aviv University, June 18-19, 2023
Conference Date/Location: March 25 - 26, 2023; DeKalb, IL
Deadline for Proposals: February 28, 2023
*Registration is now Open! https://mcllm7.wixsite.com/mcllm/registration-travel-planning *
The 31st annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations from individuals and panels.
This collection seeks essays willing to explore what it means to flounder and flop--to be afraid and uncomfortable--and to get back up to teach (one hopes) another day. For this is the precarious new normal of teaching and learning in post-pandemic America, where primary and secondary educators are fleeing the profession in droves--citing too much pressure, too little pleasure--and murmurs of “quiet quitting” across college campuses suggest that higher ed might not be far behind.
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” (Vidmar, 2020, EASST.net).
American author Mark twain said it best when he wrote, “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” With the world ever balancing so much to cry about with so much to laugh about, The AutoEthnographer Literary and Arts Magazine is excited to announce its call for submissions for the 2023 special issue, “Laughter.” Submissions will be accepted in any of our main categories (writing, poetry, multimedia, video, performance, etc.) between June 1, 2022 and June 1, 2023 and may respond to the following prompts:
This panel investigates Italian American transnational and transgenerational depictions of memory and ethnic identity through visual culture. Our goal is to invite scholars to reflect on diverse media and forms of representation, drawing attention to artists, authors, and performers who used visual components to narrate their hybrid identities and relationships to trauma, diaspora, and postmemory. Names like Fasanella, B. Amore, DiSalvo, Stella, and Scanga, come to mind, as artists who gave form to visual tropes of memory narrating their experience as first and second generation Italian Americans.
Call for Papers:
“Disembodied Communications: Vulnerable Identities and Caring Connections in Literary Texts”
York EGSA Conference 2023 - May 12th, 2023
Deadline: EXTENDED -- February 28th, 2023, 11:59 pm EST
Call for Abstracts and Proposals
Abstracts and proposals are called for research presentations, paper presentations, panels and position paper proposals. All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically though the chair persons listed. Only a complete submission is eligible for review. A confirmation email will be sent once the abstract or proposal has been received.
CFP Deadline has been extended to February 28, 2023!
VLT #93: Reconsidering Mass Media
The last few years have seen a resurgence in conservative political activism concerned with protecting children from queer adults. Parents and politicians around the country are pushing to pass homophobic and transphobic legislation. These include, to name a few examples, laws being proposed to prohibit children from attending Drag shows, the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” in Florida, and most recently, DeSantis blaming queer theory for the rejection of a high school AP African American Studies course. These contemporary iterations, of course, have historical precedents: such as Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” or The Briggs Initiative to fire gay teachers.
Samuel R. Delany and the City Samuel Delany has strong ties to New York City and Philadelphia. Not surprisingly, many of his major works investigate cities. We seek papers on the city throughout Delany's work. 200 word abstracts; brief bio
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 10 March 2023
Daniel Shank Cruz, Hunter College, CUNY (email@example.com) https://mla.confex.com/mla/2024/webprogrampreliminary/Paper22607.html
Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces
Workshop #4: In search of accountability
A partnership between International Research Centre for Cultural Studies (The Education University of Hong Kong), EMMA (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)
and The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM, Aix-en-Provence)
Venue: University Paul Valery Montpellier 3, France
Dates: October 5-6, 2023
The language of crisis suffuses current imaginings of past, present, and future. This symposium invites ambitious and expansive critical reflections on the concept of crisis and the postcolony across time and space. We welcome interdisciplinary provocations in the humanities, arts, and social sciences that offer the potential for thinking about crisis alongside forms of resilience, resistance, and collaboration.
Papers on any aspect of Thomas Hardy, poetry or prose, 19th or 20th century. Conference Dates: October 11-14, 2023. Conference Location: Denver, Colorado. Email abstracts or papers by April 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org
MLA LLC (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) 16th-Century English (D024)
The MLA LLC Forum for Sixteenth-Century English Literature is sponsoring a guaranteed panel on “Disability Aesthetics in a Premodern Global Context” at the MLA 2024 conference in Philadelphia (4-7 Jan. 2024). We welcome submissions and inquiries from scholars at all career stages.
Call for Papers: How might we study disability aesthetics alongside histories of empire, settler colonialism, racial capitalism, etc.? How did global encounters shape depictions of dis/ability?
Send queries to Penelope Geng (email@example.com). 250-word abstracts due 28 Feb. 2023.
Guest editors Matteo Pangallo (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Will Tosh (Shakespeare’s Globe) invite article abstracts for a proposed special issue of Shakespeare Bulletin on the use of performance in teaching Shakespeare and early modern drama in the twenty-first century. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to:
International Conference on Postcolonial Literary and
Cultural Signposts and Contemporary Interventions
Venue: Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata
The Invention of Traditions in the United Kingdom and the British Empire, 1840-1940
Conference organized jointly by the Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes en Civilisation Britannique (CRECIB) and the Société Française d'Etudes Victoriennes et Edouardiennes (SFEVE).
University of Haute-Alsace, France (Mulhouse campus), November 16-17, 2023.
Call for Papers
Past in Present and Future
Associative Interactions in the Orbit of Memory Studies
Deadline for Submissions: March 25, 2023