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The Senses and War

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:22pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

How do authors describe the sensory reality of war? What are the sounds of war, the smells of war (the textures, visuals, taste of war)? How are these described and how do they differ? These are questions that remain of interest to historians and literary scholars as we try to understand past events and representations of violence and conflict. From world wars to the war on climate change, our relationship with bodies and spaces is shifting and the sensorium carries these shifts. This panel is looking for abstracts interested in the senses and war across mediums (film, texts, art), whether these represent real or imagined conflicts.

Contact, Conflict, Concord between Europe and the Middle East in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:22pm
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Contact, Conflict, Concord between Europe and the Middle East in the Middle Ages

October 13, 3:00 pm Central

Online via Zoom

Interactions between the Latin West and the Islamic World in the Middle Ages present myriad opportunities to explore contact, conflict, and concord. From literature to science, these cultures intertwined through the centuries. This session invites proposals that explore aspects of contact between Europe and the Middle East from any discipline of medieval studies. To submit, please send a proposal of no more than 300 words to Libby Escobedo, escobedo@aurora.edu by August 15.

The story of ‘Once upon a time’: A celebration of 100 years of Disney

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:21pm
Amanda Rutherford, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2023

The fairy tales, as part of early oration and text, were created for adults and recited to peers in the literary salons (Zipes, 1989). In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, authors such as Basile, Perrault, and d’Aulnoy collected and narrated several of the tales still known today, and from the 1700s, de Villeneuve, the Grimm brothers, Anderson, and others continued to popularise the genre. Over time these tales have been re-written and re-visioned, so that the imaginary worlds depicted, are filled with magic and fantastical beings, while becoming useful vehicles for teaching behaviour, values, and morals.

A Hidden Light: Surplus LGBTQ+ Characters in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:19pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel will bring together scholars interested in the intersection of gender studies and young adult literature, investigating this surplus of surplus characters as authors scramble to include LGBTQ+ perspectives in their work. What is the effect of this surplus nature on the reader, whether queer or not, and how can writers avoid this cursory diversity in their own writing. The counter-example is the authors that manage to successfully write queer characters in contemporary Young Adult Fiction. How do these two sides of the coin impact a reader as they see queer characters presented as supplemental versus central?

Translation, Travel Writing, and Excess

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:17pm
NorthEast Modern Language (NeMLA) 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Translation, Travel Writing, and Excess  (Rountable)

Chairs:

Sanjukta Banerjee (York University)

Elisa Leonzio (Università di Torino)

 

Human vs Non-Human Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:17pm
South Atlantic Modernist Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2023

In the past six months, the world has been shocked by the rapid progression of AI, specifically as manifested in ChatGPT, which propelled fears ranging from the integrity of education to the prospect of massive loss of jobs, to even the very end of writing. While much remains to be seen about the effect of AI on our daily lives, it is clear that we are on the verge of a paradigm shift in human culture, rooted in the impossibility to distinguish between human- and AI-generated text, images, and art. Discourses about originality in language and the formative power of language have been spun from the beginning of documented history, as evident in The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Tao De Ching,  Plato, Aristotle, The Bible, etc.

Virginia Woolf & Ecologies II

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:16pm
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Virginia Woolf & Ecologies II
Fall Symposium on Virginia Woolf
October 20th – 22nd, 2023
On Zoom
https://v-woolf-society.com/virginia-woolf-ecologies-ii-cfp/

 

Ecology (noun): ecol·​o·​gy |  \ i-ˈkä-lə-jēn. 

plural ecologies

1a: The branch of biology that deals with the relationships between living organisms and their environment. Also: the relationships themselves, esp. those of a specified organism.

1c: In extended use: the interrelationship between any system and its environment; the product of this.

The Review of English and American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:16pm
The English and American Literature Association (EALA), Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

The Review of English and American Literature

 

Call for Papers

 


 

Call for Articles Special Issue: 'European-Based VoDs: Models, Alternatives and Predictions for a Sustainable European Streaming Culture'

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:13pm
Journal of Digital Media & Policy
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Call for Papers

Special Issue: 'European-Based VoDs: Models, Alternatives and Predictions for a Sustainable European Streaming Culture'

Journal of Digital Media & Policy  

Guest Editors 

Lucian Georgescu, UNATC Bucharest, lucian.georgescu@unatc.ro 

Constantin Parvulescu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, constantin.parvulescu@ubbcluj.ro 

Deadlines  

Abstracts (400 words): 15 July 2023  

Full manuscripts (6–8000 words, including references): 15 November 2023 

The Call

Exploring the Nexus of Healing, Stories, and Illness in the Nineteenth Century and Today

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:12pm
International Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Call for Papers, "Exploring the Nexus of Healing, Stories, and Illness in the Nineteenth Century and Today” for “The Nineteenth Century Today: Interdisciplinary, International, Intertemporal" IN-CSA Conference (Durham University in Durham, UK from July 10 - July 12, 2024).

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a 2-page CV by August 1, 2023 to Melissa Rampelli at mrampelli@holyfamily.edu

Revolution, War, and Protest in Sri Lanka

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:11pm
Nalin Jayasena
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Revolution, war, and protest permeate Sri Lanka’s postcolonial history. From independence in 1948 to thepresent day, Sri Lanka’s political, cultural, and everyday life has been perpetually mired in conflicts arising from ethnic, class, religious, linguistic, and social divisions. This volume, edited by Dinidu Karunanayake andNalin Jayasena, seeks submissions that attend to critical discussions of these areas.

Call for Papers: Beyond Maple Leaves: Unveiling the Canadian Dream

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:11pm
Journal of Indo-Canadian Studies (ISSN 0972-3307)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Journal of Indo-Canadian Studies (ISSN 0972-3307) invites submissions for a special issue exploring the theme "Beyond Maple Leaves: Unveiling the Canadian Dream." This issue aims to delve into the multifaceted aspects of the Canadian Dream, shedding light on its complexities, evolving nature, and the diverse experiences of individuals within the Canadian context.

Though the idea of ‘Canadian Dream’ has not been subjected to the same level of theoretical analysis or scholarly discourse as the "American Dream," Journal of Indo-Canadian Studies, (ISSN 0972-3307), intends to explore the essence of the Canadian Dream through the lens of Indian immigrants, highlighting their unique experiences, challenges, and triumphs.

From a Surplus of Time

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:36pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Climate change and impending ecological crises make clear, we are running short of time. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) argues that we have until 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5C. Assuming that the status quo endures, at the start of this conference, we will have fewer than six years remaining on that deadline to make significant changes. Much of the damage we now need to recover from is a direct result of a myopic view of time:the greed for quarterly profits and how much wealth an individual can accumulate during their own lifetime. But what if we could think of the future not as a scarcity of time, but an abundance?

Animals of the Victorian Age: Queer Ecology and the Emphasis on Animal Kinship

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:31pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In Animal Rights: Considered in Relation to Social Process (1892), Henry Salt argues that “Oppression and cruelty are invariably founded on a lack of imaginative sympathy,” which purports the notion of the “tyrant or tormentor” from ever having a “true sense of kinship with the victim” (16). In a similar way, Donna Haraway states in When Species Meet (2007), that “we are a knot of species coshaping [sic] one another in layers of reciprocating complexity all the way down” (42). Taking cues from Salt and Haraway, our panel will take up key features of human and animal relations and their intersection with the queerness of imaginative sympathy.

Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Panels RSA2024

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:29pm
International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Panels
Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, Illinois
21-23 March 2024

RSA 2024 Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Sessions CFP

 

Call for Panel Proposals! The Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)-Sponsored Panels for RSA 2024 Chicago (CFP Deadline: August 1, 2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:29pm
The Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Call for Panel Proposals

Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)-Sponsored Panels for RSA Chicago

Renaissance Society of America Conference

Chicago, IL, USA March 21-23, 2024

CFP Deadline: August 1, 2023

 

Novels, Then and Now at MAPACA 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:27pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Novels, Then and Now, an area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, is currently accepting proposals for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Philadelphia, PA to be held November 9-11, 2023.

Edited volume on films and TV series written and created by Jon Favreau

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:27pm
Guy Nicolucci/Montclair State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023


Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection
 
SCREEN STORYTELLERS: The Works of Jon Favreau
Edited by Guy Nicolucci

 

 

deadline for submissions: 

August 15, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

Guy Nicolucci/Montclair State University

contact email: 

guynicolucci@gmail.com

 

DEADLINE APPROACHING -- CFP: Edited collection on Doctor Who and films and TV series created by Steven Moffat

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:26pm
UC Riverside Palm Desert
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

CFP: Edited volume on films and TV series created by Steven Moffat deadline for submissions: June 30, 2023 full name / name of organization: William Rabkin / UC Riverside Palm Desert contact email: wrabkin@aol.com 

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

CfP: Special Issue of The Journal of Popular Television on Ted Lasso (2020-)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:25pm
Sabrina Mittermeier
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Ted Lasso (2020-) is (ostensibly) a half-hour comedy that follows a basic fish-out-of-water plot: its titular American football coach coming to manage fictional English Premier League team A.F.C. Richmond – despite knowing nothing of the sport. But over its (so far) three-season run, the show morphed into a dramedy and eventually, an hour-long ensemble piece rivalling many other “prestige TV” productions. A pandemic sleeper hit, it put streaming service Apple TV+ on the map, winning it many loyal subscribers and countless awards; a curious feat for a show based on a series of humorous ads to promote football (soccer) on NBC Sports.

Ushering in a New Era: How David Lowery’s The Green Knight Exposes (In)Security

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:25pm
Melissa Crofton/SAMLA 95
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2023

When it comes to (In)Security, David Lowery sets the bar high in The Green Knight, a subversive adaptation of the medieval romance that has captured readers’ attention for nearly seven hundred years—Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Those familiar with the poem know all too well that Gawain displays moments of insecurity when faced with a beheading from the Green Knight, but Lowery’s vision of the titular character, played by Dev Patel, radiates insecurity with every decision he makes. His weaknesses become even more apparent when paired with the empowering characters that pose a threat to his masculinity—both those original to the poem, and additions Lowery makes to his version of the tale.

Special Session at PAMLA conference 2023: 'What's in a Love Story?' Love and Storytelling

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:24pm
Arush Pande, English Department, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

On love being analogous to a battlefield, Roland Barthes writes: “From what language, one wonders, did these lovesick, melancholy grenadiers draw their passion (scarcely in accord with the image of their class and profession)? What books had they read–or what stories been told?” Following Barthes’ indicative questions, this panel inquires into the connection between love–as an idea, experience, or emotion–and the stories we have been telling about it over the long course of history. Can one imagine love without stories? What is the relationship between different forms of desire and the literary forms that bear their weight? How do changes in global storytelling practices transform our ideas of love?

The Apothecary: Transformed Realities and Nomadic Imaginaries

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:24pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association / PAMLA 2023 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

PAMLA 2023 120th Annual Conference

Portland, Oregon, USA

Thursday, October 26 – Sunday, October 29, 2023

 

THE APOTHECARY: TRANSFORMED REALITIES AND NOMADIC IMAGINARIES

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