54th Annual NeMLA Convention
March 23-26, Niagara Falls, NY
54th Annual NeMLA Convention
March 23-26, Niagara Falls, NY
Narrative representations of migration can be more overtly symbolic or, perhaps, non-literal or metaphorical insofar as origin and destination are not strictly spatial or geographical categories, but, rather, categories of an ontological dimension such as identity. While migrations of identity, for example, entail the crossing of metaphorical borders, this panel wishes to explore how they also include a spatial dimension, insofar as they are articulated through spatial difference, across literal as well as symbolic boundaries and borders. Conversely, “literal,” that is to say, conventionally spatial migrations are (always?) themselves imbricated with symbolic migration, even when not explicitly thematized as such.
Special Issue: Narratives of Care, Caring Materials, and Materializing Care in the 19th Century & 20th Century
The 27th Annual Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
October 21-22, 2022, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester will hold a two-day writing collective on October 21-22, 2022. The writing collective will provide a lively platform for graduate students, early career researchers, and independent scholars to workshop a paper with peers and faculty from multiple institutions.
119th PAMLA Conference. Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2022.
Special Session: "Time, Locality, and the Patterns of Life in Shakespearean Romance.”
Chair: Alfred J. Drake, CSU Fullerton (Retired).
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES, FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD
is happy to announce
THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES TODAY (ELALT 6)
October 29-30, 2022
The conference will be held ONLINE and is FREE OF CHARGE.
Formal Approaches to Embedding (Invited speaker: Boban Arsenijević, University of Graz)
New Words and Dictionaries in Theory and Practice (Invited speaker: Tvrtko Prćić, University of Novi Sad)
Literature, Culture and Nostalgia (Invited speaker: Antonija Primorac, University of Rijeka)
University of Fribourg (Switzerland), 5–6 May 2023
This two-day conference will explore the notions of trust and uncertainty in linguistics and literary studies. Trust and certainty are crucial aspects of knowledge and its production, covering/in relation with a range of phenomena among which authority, authenticity, faith, evidence, manipulation, and falseness. Following the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, many of these aspects – information and misinformation, the role of the expert, conspiracy theories – have gained acute prominence. However, this conference will draw much wider circles, taking into account historical developments and diverse aesthetic approaches to these topics.
Dear all, we're delighted to share this call for presentation papers for NeMLA 2023 (March 23-26), which will take place at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, New York. Abstracts to be submitted at the link below, with a due date of September 30, 2022.
Robert Glick and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, co-moderators
SPECIAL ISSUE INFORMATION
It’s a statistic we hear often: the United States incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. Yet, many U.S. Americans can go about their daily lives without thinking about their physical proximity to prisons or the people locked within. Prisons have become increasingly removed to rural, remote areas, set back from main highways, not visible from shopping centers, restaurants, and housing developments. Likewise, the U.S. political landscape works hard to obfuscate the realities of life locked up, reducing mass incarceration to shocking statistics. However, prisons remain hidden in plain sight, coming to life in American literature and film.
The Digital Popular in Indian context (2010-2019)
Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism, Vol. II
Editors: David S. Roh, Betsy Huang, Greta Niu, and Christopher T. Fan
Deadline: August 8, 2022
NeMLA 2023: Niagara Falls, NY. March 23-26, 2023.
Language has always been a debatable issue in the postcolonial world. Starting from the debate between Achebe and Ngugi to today's multilingual scenario, language has been the heart of the conversation in postcolonial literary studies. Writers and theoreticians from the African continent and South-Asia have addressed the issue and role of language in constructing postcolonial identity in their works. Given the multilingual context of today's postcolonial world, discussion on language and identity is extremely important. This panel, thus, invites paper proposals on the questions of language and identity in contemporary postcolonial literature.
1. Language and Identity
45th Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for Abstracts
March 30- April 1, 2023Orlando, Florida2023 Keynote Event TBAMarch 31, 2023 8 p.m. (followed by a reception) Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 October 2022
Call For Submissions
The editors and editorial board of MLQ: A Journal of Literary History invite submissions of topical, short-form essays on literary history and the crises, clarities, and opportunities of the present moment for an ongoing special series, “Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time.”
For people of Latin America and the Caribbean, centuries of modernity/coloniality have resulted in continuous and compounding traumas that demand resilience. Yet, when we talk of resilience, are we ever naturalizing trauma and legitimizing the status quo, accepting that the way to be of oppressed peoples must always be in response to abusive conditions? Is it not possible that in focusing on resilience, we enable the continuation of unequal power structures by putting pressure on the oppressed to learn to adapt to what hurts us, rather than putting pressure on the world to destroy oppressive systems including racism, patriarchy, and capitalism? Instead of focusing on resilience, we should be imagining and enacting ways of being otherwise.
This is an extension of the CFP for "Disease and Discrimination: Sickness and the Woman Question" (https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2020/09/01/disease-and-discrim...) for articles related to the LGBTQ Studies on similar thrust area. The edited volume has been submitted to Routledge and the second cycle of review is done. Please write your article following MLA 8 within 5000 words. Send a short biography of the author, abstract and the main article within 30-06-2022 to the email-
NeMLA 2023: Niagara Falls, NY. March 23-26, 2023.
We invite chapter submissions for inclusion in an edited volume on Transfiction and Translation Studies.
The edited volume will explore how fiction can be used as a source to approach translation theory and issues related to Translation Studies. Topics may include:
• How fictional views of translators/translation provide an opportunity to explore preconceived notions of translation
• The role/task of the translator as it relates to culture and society
• Power struggles between authors/editors/publishers and translators
• Ethical issues (such as fidelity/infidelity, visibility/invisibility, translator intervention)
• Translator’s gender
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Please find the call for chapters for our forthcoming book: Science Fantasy: Critical Explorations in literature, cinema and popular culture that is to be published by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2023.
Please contact presiding officer for this session, Ariana Lyriotakis, with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
119th session of PAMLA
2022 - Los Angeles, CA (November 11-13, 2022 - entirely in-person)
Special Session - CFP
This is a Call for Papers for an online workshop titled Familiar Perpetrators: On the Intimacy of Evil in Contemporary American Literature and Popular Culture, which explores what happens when perpetrators become familiar figures, either because their representation is well-circulated in works of American literature and popular culture, in ways that make the audience feel intimately connected to them, or simply because they are represented either by themselves or by their own family members and friends.
Critical Plant Studies, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, calls us to re-examine in fundamental ways our understanding of and engagement with plants, drawing on diverse disciplinary perspectives. A sampling of topics appropriate for this series includes but is not limited to:
• Representations of plants in literature, art, film, and popular culture
• Relationships between humans and plants
• Boundaries and distinctions between plants and animals
• Plants and the environmental crisis
• Phytosemiotics and plant communication
• Plant sensation and consciousness
• Vegetal agency
Let’s Get Digital embraces the timely opportunity to critically reexamine the impacts of digital technology and the barrage of information on our perceptions of reality. Specifically, this panel is focusing on digital art, history, curatorial strategies, critical theory, emergent platforms and forms of creative expression. In bringing together a panel of artists, scholars, and curators we hope to collectively reflect on our present post-internet age, to borrow Byung-Chul Han’s term, ‘the age of like’, and what it means to engage with the digital realm, over half-a-century since its inception.
Modern and Current Environmental Crises in Italy
Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA session "Modern and Current Environmental Crises in Italy" (54th Annual NeMLA Convention March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, NY).
The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2022. You can submit an abstract for this session here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19857
Call for Papers: The Language of Trees, Forests, and Nature
Deciduloma, Volume 1
Deadline: September 15th
Sometimes rare moments and experiences require new words, so we created the word deciduloma to mean "a visceral reawakening, as if rising from an emotional coma in which you become reintroduced to a beautiful part of yourself long since forgotten or thought to have been permanently lost."
There are many ways of experiencing this type of "visceral reawakening." One of those ways is through nature. For our inaugural issue, we welcome essays that engage with different aspects of nature through literature, film and television, and other forms of visual medium.
The arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury on 22 June 1948 marked the beginning of an important period in British writing but also an era that largely silenced women writers—particularly women writers of colour. In the years following the arrival of the Windrush, the output of women writers of colour in the UK, or Black British women writers, increased. Yet, recognition of this group was not as forthcoming as acclaim and acknowledgement rested largely on male writers. While the work of all immigrant writers in the UK—particularly those texts that recount the lived experiences surrounding immigration—is critical to literature studies, women writers have historically been isolated to the margins of the canon.
Anticipating notions of modern cryptography, Marx famously observed in Capital Vol. I, that value “does not have its description branded on its forehead; it rather transforms every product of labour into a social hieroglyphic.” Therefore, to understand the “product of [this] labour”--the commodity form–we must learn how to read (as in, decode) the “social hieroglyphic.” Reading, for Marx, thus becomes a site of significant contention as it leads to the making and unmaking of our social world. This panel seeks to examine ways in which the modernist era encountered processes of “social hieroglyph[y]” in the literary marketplace and turned the act of reading into a distinct practice with serious stakes.
Call for Papers-International Review of Literary Studies
Call for Papers:
Upcoming Volum 4, Issue 1 January-June 2022
International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
Call for International Symposium on Educational Research (ERL2022)
The Educational Research Lab (ERL) at Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is pleased to invite you to join us for the 2nd International Symposium on Educational Research (ERL2022)as a Journal Partner.
Please submit a 250-word abstract related to Education, the teaching of language & literature, TESOL, ESL and pedagogy subjects and you will get the acceptance/rejection notification within 2 weeks of submission. There is no fee for presenting/attending at this symposium.