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Urban Cultures in Contemporary France

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 8:51am
NEMLA (Northeast Modern Languages Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel is part of the NEMLA conference taking place in Boston March 7-10, 2024.
It seeks to analyze the development of urban cultures in France while taking into account the impact of postcolonial studies since 2005, the year of the "urban riots". It also aims to discuss the political aspect of urban culture as well as the influence of American culture on French production.

Possible themes include:

· Urban literature and "banlieue" culture

· The literary aspect of French rap

· Urban culture and postcolonial studies

· French Caribbean rap

· Urban culture and social activism

· The American influence

· Global "Francophone" hip-hop

CLiC: To Exit – Literatures of Ending

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 3:06am
University of Worcester
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

7th November 2023

“nothing in life now ever seems to end. Chemists tell you matter is never completely destroyed, and mathematicians tell you that if you halve each pace in crossing a room, you will never reach the opposite wall, so what an optimist I would be if I thought that this story ended here.”

– Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

SEMINAR NeMLA. Creativity Against Debt: Fighting Precarity in Latin American Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:29pm
Natalia Aguilar Vasquez, Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel offers a transnational and interdisciplinary vision of how creativity resists debt. Capturing the social alienation of debt embodied in the lives of so many Latin Americans, and contrary to analyzing Latin American debt only as a sophisticated form of socioeconomic oppression— particularly of individuals and communities historically marginalized from politics and power—this panel aims to discuss the creative and resourceful ways indebted individuals are forced to navigate their precarity and reclaim a future for their families.

Regionalism’s Climates (special issue of ALR)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:29pm
American Literary Realism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Critics frequently frame American literary regionalism in geographical terms, whether by emphasizing a region’s spatial boundedness or emphasizing components of regionalist writing that stretch across space and scale. A similar negotiation of spatial scales from the proximate to the planetary has come to characterize recent conversations about climate change in the environmental humanities—for example in the work of Timothy Clark, Benjamin Morgan, and Elizabeth DeLoughrey. Regionalism’s engagements with place, scale, ecology, and everyday atmospheres make it a potentially generative form for representing climate, and yet few scholarly treatments have investigated the interconnections between American literary regionalism and climatic thought.

Verge Issue 12.1 CfP

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:29pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Verge: Studies in Global Asias Issue 12.1Special Issue: Trade in Humans

Edited by Kristin Roebuck, Johanna Ransmeier, and Jessamyn Abel

Deadlines | Convergence proposals: March 15, 2024 | Essays: August 30, 2024

A PDF of this call is available here. For questions, contact verge@psu.edu.

Literature and Life Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:26pm
Conference on Christianity and Literature, Midwest Region
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023

Literature and Life Writing
Midwest Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature
October 23-24, 2023
Wheaton College 

This conference brings together scholars of Christianity and literature with contemporary writers of spiritual memoir to celebrate religious life writing and consider the forms, features, and thematic possibilities within the range of associated genres. How do literary works and forms shape portrayals of spiritual life? What might literature accomplish in the spiritual life within writer and reader? How might the literary space of religiously inflected life writing offer particular theological content? 

ABC Studies Journal, silver jubilee edition

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:18pm
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2023

Call for Papers

 

Silver Jubilee Issue: 25 Years of American, British and Canadian Studies: Lofty Aspirations, Protean Visions, Ongoing Quests

 

 

Deadline: 10 June 2024

 

Guest Editors:

 

Charlotte Beyer, University of Gloucestershire

 

Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth

 

Sean Matthews, University of Nottingham                     

 

 

 

Special Issue Consultants:

 

What a Waste! Representations of Waste in the Post-War (1945 - 1990)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 10:36am
University of St Andrews
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

UPDATED CONTACT EMAIL! - if you have already submitted any proposals or inquiries to the previous email, these have been forwarded and are accounted for.

What a Waste! is an interdisciplinary graduate conference that seeks to explicate the position of waste in the cultural output of the post-war. This conference will be held at the University of St Andrews on 23rd September 2023, and invites proposals from postgraduates and early career researchers.

Spectrums of Embodiment in Nineteenth-century Literature and Culture (Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 10:20am
Northeast Modern Language Association/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

One interpretation of the NeMLA 2024 theme of Surplus centers on embodiment, and the transatlantic long nineteenth century was arguably a key historical moment for envisioning material embodiment in terms of surplus, or lack thereof. Representation of both individual and corporate embodiment often turned to material resources like food to express approval or disapproval for various bodies’ relationships to each other. As David J. Hutson argues, during the nineteenth century “body weight was allowed to hold multiple symbolic positions, with thinness and fatness understood as both positive and negative” (2017).

Special Issue Persona Studies: Persona and Inter(Face)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 4:32pm
Persona Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Call for Papers Special Issue of Persona Studies
*Persona and Inter(Face)*

Editor: Amanda du Preez

The human face is an encounter; it acts as a threshold between worlds
and spheres. The face is often associated with a persona, a mask, a
screen, a surface, and even a mirage. Historically the face has been
mediated through the portrait, photography, the cinematic moving image,
and, lately, by the selfie (to mention only the obvious examples).

Speculative Modernisms

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 3:08pm
Vector, the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 4, 2023

Call for Submissions: 

Speculative Modernisms

 

Vector invites proposals for articles on speculative modernisms, exploring modernist, experimental, and avant-garde literary and artistic traditions in relation to science fiction, fantasy, and cognate genres and modes.

 

NeMLA 2024- Uncharted Horror Media Takeover! How Lesser-known Media Is Influencing the Genre

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 3:08pm
Jiwon Ohm / University at Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Horror has been analyzed in literature and film endlessly. But in this modern age of surplus, more niche and obscure mediums for horror have been taking the reigns. With so much media at our fingertips and so readily accessible, film and literature are influenced by independent creations. Video games, web Alternate Reality Games (ARGs), music, Internet culture, and international media have led to the development and evolution of American mainstream horror in the past couple of years. More traditional outlets for terror like books and movies have become stale and formulaic due to Capitalism, restricted to producing what is only guaranteed to be profitable, causing the traditional mediums to take note of these newer forms of scary storytelling.

Too Much of a Good Thing? Surplus Memory, Form, Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 11:17am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Is there such thing as too much memory? According to nineteenth-century French psychologists, there is, which is how they coined the term “hypermnesia,” or “the disease of too much memory” (Michael Roth). As Michael Roth has usefully charted, a “typical” or normal” memory, then, would be one that brings order, allowing for a clear link between the past and present that consequently allows for “possible futures.” In contrast, surplus memory becomes an “agent of disorder” that overwhelms the present.

Invite to submit to an upcoming in-person conference session, "Rethinking Critical Thinking and the Humanities." (October 2023, Portland OR; PAMLA)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:35am
Piers Armstrong
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Invite to submit to an upcoming in-person conference session, "Rethinking Critical Thinking and the Humanities."  (October 2023, Portland OR; PAMLA)

 

Dear colleague,

 

I have organized a round-table session to be held at the PAMLA 120th Annual Conference (Portland, OR) – October 26-29, 2023.

 

English as a Second Language in STEM Spaces of Higher Education

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:35am
Karen C. Chou, Daniil M. Ozernyi, Northwestern University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Dear colleagues,

We invite submissions to the session “English as a Second Language in STEM Spaces of Higher Education” at NeMLA 2024. Please, see a more detailed description below and links to the submission portal at the bottom of the message.

Surplus and the Melodramatic Excess

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:34am
Matthew Skwiat/ Nemla
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Consider submitting paper extracts for Surplus and the Melodramaric Excess at the upcoming Nemla Conference, March 7-10 2024 in Boston! 

This session investigates the surplus of melodrama through an examination of its excess. What can an overabundance of tears, laughter, and music tell us about the cultures they grew out of or ourselves? In what ways can we re-engage with and rethink the legacy and influence of the melodrama during its time and today?

CFP -- The OA Conference -- Invisible Selves in Movement

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:34am
University of Brighton / The Glasgow School of Art
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Organised in partnership with: University of Brighton / The Glasgow School of Art / The OA Zine / Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne

This international online conference will focus on both seasons of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's acclaimed television series The OA that went missing 4 years ago. Released on Netflix between 2016 and 2019, The OA has been described as one of the best streaming series of the 2010s, but has yet to benefit from an international conference that is interdisciplinary in scope. We are enthusiastic about the conference’s accessible online format and its potential to engage with international colleagues in diverse fields of research.

“The End” in Historical Fiction of and about the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:32am
The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Elodie Rousselot defines “neo-historical fiction” as a subgenre of historical fiction that reimagines history by offering an “active interrogation of the past.”[i] Historical fiction, broadly speaking, allows readers to witness perspectives of the recognizable past while audiences interrogate the future. Most importantly, imagining the livelihood or end of various societal institutions has different stakes for different groups. Perspective is critical in historical fiction as exploring significant historical events also offers the opportunity to actively interrogate the future.

RECONFIGURATIONS: New narrative challenges in moving images

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:31am
Special issue of the journal Ekphrasis – Images, Cinema, Theory, Media
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Upon entering a new decade of the twenty-first century the artistic landscape is increasingly hybrid and veering from the norms; a growing blend of forms, contents and genres is taking place. Therefore, it is imperative to reflect on the interrelation of narrative and media/arts and to contribute with academic theorization that allows for a broadening of reflection upon the nature and role of narrative as the binding element of a new audiovisual praxis.

We call on authors to submit papers focusing on the multiple challenges of artistic contemporaneity, seeking to foster a multidisciplinary dialogue.

 

Centering Multilinguality in First-Year Composition Classes: Creative and Inclusive Approaches

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:30am
NeMLA 2024 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

NeMLA 2024: Boston, March 7-10, Sheraton Back Bay

This session is a roundtable (3-10 participants give brief, informal presentations of 5-10 minutes each, and the session is open to conversation and debate).

Current directions in composition and rhetoric scholarship—including labor-based contract grading, ungrading, experiential learning and/or service learning, critical language awareness, antiracist pedagogy, translingualism, and asset-based pedagogies—are converging to make the classroom a more inclusive, welcoming space for all learners. When we consider how these different approaches play out with multilingual learners, though, we learn more about our students, our texts, our classrooms, and ourselves. 

Angelaki: Call for Special-Issue Proposals

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:23am
Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

 Call for Special-Issue ProposalsAngelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities Angelaki seeks proposals of 5--700 words for special issues. The journal publishes four special issues (and two nontheme ‘general’ issues) per volume/annum. Angelaki special issues are generous: 80--90,000 words. Special issues are republished, 9--12 months after the issue, as hardback books in the Angelaki: New Work in the Theoretical Humanities series. We seek proposals for special issues for publication in the second half of 2025 and for 2026.

The Prospect of Scarcity

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:23am
Aaron Dell
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 21, 2023

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Panel

March 7-10, 2024, Boston

Vernon Press: Call for Book Chapters- Queer Representation in Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:22am
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Vernon Press invites book chapters for a forthcoming edited volume on the subject of "Queer Representation in Literature and Popular Culture."

This book explores queer representations through varied narratives from literature, media, and popular culture in an attempt to explore queer sexuality, the portrayal of queer bodies, and the socio-political construction of sexuality. The objective is to critically analyze queer representations in the form of narratives and popular imagination, shedding light on the current debates and queer politics. The book employs frameworks of gender, identity, nationalism, history, culture, citizenship, and censorship to understand queer subjectivities in contemporary narratives. 

Toxic Ecologies of the Global South: Panel, NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:19am
The 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Toxic Ecologies of the Global South: Panel, NeMLA 2024

Boston, MA, March 7-10, 2024, https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Shouldn’t the World Bank be encouraging more migration of the dirty industries to the LDCs (less developed countries)? … I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to that… I’ve always thought that under-populated countries in Africa are vastly under-polluted. (Lawrence Summers, chief economic advisor to the IMF, 1991).

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