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Call for Chapters: The Bible and Film

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:26pm
Jason W. Buel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Dr. Shane Thompson and I are inviting contributions to the edited volume The Bible and Film: Dialogues Across Disciplines. This collection is a novel approach to examining the Bible in/and film, bringing together scholars from Biblical Studies and Film Studies.

 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the Bible as it relates to:

 

- Animation

- Comedy

- Satire

- Epic

- Documentary

- Educational/Non-Theatrical films

- Propaganda 

- Film style

War, Nursing, Narrative (MMLA 2024 Conference)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:24pm
Douglas Dowland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Narratives of nursing during times of war are a reminder that, as Simone de Beauvoir wrote, “the body is not a thing, it is a situation.” Narratives construct these situations through seeing or denying the seeing of them. As Carol Acton and Jane Potter both note, “seeing… [is] an important metaphor for revealing what is hidden, especially what cannot be entirely comprehended or described, and articulating it to the writing self as well as bringing it to the attention of a public audience.” The narrative problems of nursing are those of seeing the situation of bodies and registering that situation at the level of language.

Crossing the Line: Sexuality and James Baldwin's Vision

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 12:42pm
Morgan State University-Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2024

Crossing the Line: Sexuality and James Baldwin's Vision

 

Morgan State University, the Benjamin A. Quarles Humanities and Social Science Institute, the Department of English and Language Arts, The James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts, and the

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGST) Program proudly announce the inaugural one-day WGST Graduate Symposium (WGST-GS).

 

Submission Deadline: Extended to March 4, 2024

Conference Date and Time: April 4, 2024 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Book Chapters: Class Conflict in 21st Century Science Fiction Film

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 9:04am
Cenk Tan & Mikail Boz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Call for Book Chapters

Class Conflict in 21st Century Science Fiction Film

Under Strong Interest by McFarland’s Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy series

Editors’ Introduction

Aestheticizing Politics/Politicizing Aesthetics: St. Louis Symposium on Radicalism in U.S. Arts

updated: 
Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 4:50pm
Ryan Prewitt, Marc Blanc, and Simone Sparks
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The past seven years have seen a resurgence of the radical right. In this resurgence, art and literature have played a prominent role. Senior advisors to the Trump administration cited novels as specific influences on federal policy; Jordan Peterson has disguised right-wing manifestos as self-help volumes, hoodwinking young men to the tune of millions; the internet has seen an overwhelming explosion of white supremacist digital art. Walter Benjamin’s dictum that fascism seeks to “aestheticize politics” endures. 

The Fantastic for Children - Children in the Fantastic

updated: 
Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 4:47am
Inklings Society for Literature and Aesthetics e.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

“I write, not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.”
― George MacDonald

It is often easier for child characters to cross boundaries between reality and fantasy worlds, which frequently go unnoticed by adult characters. In fantasy stories, whether in literature or media for an adult or child audience, it is mainly children who discover portals into fantastic worlds. These child protagonists become redeemer figures and symbols of hope and overcome personal and global crises in those worlds, into which they are lured or called.

Beverly Lyon Clark Children's Literature Symposium

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 4:31pm
Wheaton College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

Despite being targeted at a younger demographic, children’s literature can teach many valuable things to adults. Reading children’s books can take us back to our childhoods and recapture the feeling of being filled with curiosity and imagination. It can help us to see things from the perspective of a child, and thereby help us to understand how children think. Researching these books and the methods employed by their authors can teach us about how children are viewed by adults, and what adults think is important to teach them through literature. Seeing the kinds of books children respond to and why can test the validity of views held by adults, and give us a sense of what they find valuable and engaging.

[Extended Deadline] 121st Annual PAMLA Conference (Palm Springs, CA) – October 31-November 3, 2024

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 8:46am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2024

The 121st Annual PAMLA Conference

The PAMLA 2024 Conference will be held at the Margaritaville Resort in Palm Springs, California (formerly the Riviera Resort, a favorite hangout of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and other Hollywood and musical stars) between Thursday, October 31 and Sunday, November 3, 2024.

The 2024 PAMLA Conference is being held entirely in-person. We won’t be having any virtual or hybrid sessions or papers.

Saltburn (Emerald Fennell, 2023)

updated: 
Friday, February 23, 2024 - 9:16am
James Leggott
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Submissions are invited for a special journal issue centred on the film Saltburn (Emerald Fennell, 2023). Since its premiere on Amazon Prime, Emerald Fennell's film has generated an exceptional level of audience engagement within a media context where the increased presence of diversified media platforms and a drop in cinema attendance has effectively dispensed with the 'water cooler' moment of film consumption, with the exception of big budget studio franchises.

Psychoanalysis for Non-Fascist Life (MLA 2025 Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 1:02pm
Jay Garcia/ TC Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Which strands of psychoanalytic thinking might be activated today to both interpret contemporary forms of fascism – seen most readily in far-right movements and authoritarian politics but elsewhere as well – and offer avenues of thought and practice toward non-fascist formations?

 

This roundtable considers which literatures of psychoanalysis, broadly construed, are most relevant to the social and political circumstances of the present moment, with an emphasis on what recuperations of psychoanalytic thought could further projects of what Michel Foucault called “non-fascist life.”

 

My Impossible Soul: The Metamodern Music of Sufjan Stevens

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 12:49pm
Tom Drayton & Greg Dember
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1st 2024

My Impossible Soul: The Metamodern Music of Sufjan Stevens

Edited by Dr Tom Drayton, Greg Dember, Dr Joshua Busman and Dr Maren Haynes Marchesini

 

ROUTLEDGE BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 3:03am
ROUTLEDGE, Taylor & Francis, Informa, Informa UK Limited
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2025

BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus (Routledge, Global Edition) 

Series Editors: Goutam Karmakar, Puspa Damai, Payel Pal, and Deimantas Valančiūnas

Building Coalitions: Advocating for Graduate Labor Needs Across Institutions

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 6:14pm
Kate Ostrom
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

In November 2022, the University of California participated in the largest strike in higher education when 48,000 graduate workers, post-docs, and academic researchers went on strike to advocate for their collective labor needs. Following this collaborative framework, we seek presentations focused on coalition building to address labor issues impacting graduate students in literature and languages across institutions. 

Potential paper might address, but are not limited to, the following: 

    • Unionization efforts and graduate labor strikes and resistance; 

  • Collective bargaining success and struggles;

Iperstoria no. 24: "Anglo-American Digital/Electronic Literature: Theories, Forms and Practices"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:52am
Andrea Pitozzi, University of Bergamo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Anglo-American Digital/Electronic Literature: Theories, Forms and Practices

Iperstoria - Journal of American and English Studies no. 24 – Call for Papers Fall 2024 

 

Editors:

Andrea Pitozzi, Università degli Studi di Bergamo

Mario Verdicchio, Università degli Studi di Bergamo

 

Time and Temporality in Neoliberal Aesthetics | ASAP15 (New York)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:52am
ASAP15
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

This panel will consider how neoliberalism shifts conceptions of time and temporality, especially in how they relate to aesthetics. We invite papers that engage critically with contemporary works of art and literature to ask how they represent time, and/or how shifting conceptions of time and temporality relate to aesthetic consumption and interpretation.

Second Call for Papers: Language, Literature, and Dialogue

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:51am
Faculty of Foreign Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Faculty of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce that its 13th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies will be held on 24 and 25 May 2024. The topic for this edition of our annual conference is

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND DIALOGUE

We are also proud to announce two of this year’s four keynote speakers:

M. G. Sanchez, a Gibraltarian author and academic, will deliver a lecture titled “Dialoguing with the Ghosts of the Past: Engaging with Gibraltarian History in the Novels Jonathan Gallardo and Marlboro Man

Theorizing "Twinks" in Literature, Culture, and Cinema | MLA 2025 (New Orleans)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:51am
Rahul Sen (Tufts University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

What is queer theory's relationship to the "twink"? This panel welcomes submissions that use different theoretical routes to interrogate the figure of the "twink" as a type, as a form, as an aesthetic, as a category of masculinity, and so on. 

MLA 2025 Special Session - Medieval Masculinity and Its (Ir)Relevance

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:51am
Megan Maldonado
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

This is a Special Session proposal (i.e., not guaranteed session) for MLA 2025. Full session title is "Chivalry is Dead? Medieval Masculinity and Its (Ir)Relevance." You can find the CFP on the MLA website at this link:  https://mla.confex.com/mla/2025/webprogrampreliminary/index.html

I invite papers that explore medieval conceptions of masculinity, what the "medieval masculine" could mean, how it is embodied, and whether medieval masculinity can address the abundantly visible yet often dismissed "masculinity crisis" today. Questions we might ask:

The poetics of early modern scientific poetry

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:51am
University of Bayreuth, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2024

Conference: The Poetics of Early Modern Scientific Poetry

28―30 November, 2024 – University of Bayreuth, Germany


Inaugural conference of the international AHRC/DFG research consortium,
Scientific Poetry and Poetics in Britain and Germany, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

(University of York; Anglia Ruskin University; University of Marburg; University of Bayreuth)


Sustainability: Which Way Now?

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:50am
Bhabani Shankar Nayak, London Metropolitan University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 26, 2024

Sustainability: Which Way Now?

 

Bhabani Shankar Nayak

Dr Samuel O Idowu

Dr Amr Khafagy

Background

Unmasking the Unspoken: Beyond the Edges of Taboos

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:50am
Linguæ & - Journal of Modern Languages and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

"Unmasking the Unspoken: Beyond the Edges of Taboos"Guest-edited by Rossana Sebellin and Tommaso Continisio

THE TEXT-CFP: VOL.6, NO.2, JULY 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:50am
THE TEXT (ISSN: 2581-9526)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

The Text, an International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language, Literature and Critical Theory (ISSN: 2581-9526) invites original, unpublished research papers for July 2024 issue.

Indexed in:

FRAME 37.2 "Between the Lines"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:49am
FRAME Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS                            FRAME 37.2 "Between the Lines"

Call for contributions - essays on literature and ecology

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:49am
MELOW: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Papers (3500-5000 words, following the latest MLA guidelines) are invited on the following broad themes:

Untimely Time: On History’s Instrumental Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:49am
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2024

History is frequently at the heart of how people view themselves and others in modern culture. The construction of the self in political, social, religious, and other spheres often exhibits an “instrumental” use of history in Nietzsche’s terms (a category also taken up by others, notably Foucault, Trouillot, and, more recently, implicitly in Priya Satia in Time’s Monster). The past is not simply a narrative of meaning connecting causality, leading from former times to the present, but it is also a means of crafting and molding a particular moment. In other words, the present is in the past. Perceptions of history are finding footing in modern causes and are proving to be instrumental for predetermined ends. 

CFP - Afterworlds: Communication and Representation of the Afterlife

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:49am
ECHO – Interdisciplinary Journal of Communication Languages, Cultures, Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2024

Afterworlds

 Communication and Representation of the Afterlife

 

Life after death is a fiction. It imagines a world other than our own […] Fiction is also a kind of life after death and, in contemporary culture, the afterlife finds its most pervasive and diverse manifestations in the forms of narrative fiction.

(Bennett 2012, p. 1)

 

(Inter)Disciplinary Bodies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:48am
Brunel University London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

(Inter)Disciplinary Bodies
Call for Papers - Deadline 29 February 2024
 (Inter)Disciplinary Bodies
International Conference, at Brunel University London, 25 to 27 June 2024
Call for Papers - deadline Thursday 29 February 2024

Bodies refers to humans, non-humans, knowledges, knowledge systems, and communities. 

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