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ACLA 2023 Seminar: "Symbolic Animals: On Representation"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:30am
Alya Ansari, Liam Kruger
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

In a germinal essay of literary study, W.J.T. Mitchell observes that the human, “for many philosophers both ancient and modern, is the “representational animal,” homo symbolicum, the creature whose distinctive character is the creation and manipulation of signs—things that “stand for” or “take the place of” something else.” And in the twenty-first century, representation—in its aesthetic, cultural, semiotic, political, and myriad other contemporary dimensions—is strategically deployed for its presumptive ability to carry the burden of material disparities produced along intersecting lines of difference.

The 16th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:24am
Sinan Akilli / Cappadocia University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

16th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

26-28 April 2023

 

Cappadocia University

(Mustafapaşa Campus, 50420 Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

CFP: Leeds International Medieval Congress, 3 – 6 July, 2023, "Outlaw Networks"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:23am
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2022

CFP: Leeds International Medieval Congress, 3 – 6 July, 2023, “Networks and Entanglements”  

 

International Association for Robin Hood Studies Sponsored Session(s): “Outlaw Networks” 

 

Although they sometimes work alone, outlaws in history and literature always belong to a series of networks. They exist alongside, within or outside communities, and have groups of supporters, opponents and comrades.  Outlaw stories depend for their dissemination on networks and groups, and the stories themselves exist within groups of related narratives.  This session examines some of these networks, and the individuals and groups who inhabit them. Possible topics for this session may include the following: 

Rejoinder Call For Submissions -- Textual-Sexual-Spiritual: Artistic Practice and Other Rituals as Queer Becoming and Beyond

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:21am
Rejoinder/Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Textual-Sexual-Spiritual:Artistic Practice and Other Rituals as Queer Becoming and Beyond

Guest Editor: Dr. Jocelyn E. Marshall (Emerson College)

This issue of Rejoinder addresses the relationships between text/artwork, sexuality, and spirituality to navigate tensions of being and becoming. As E. L. McCallum and Mikko Tuhkanen have argued, the idea of ‘‘queer becoming” involves not only never “straightening up” and “flying right,” but also the possibility of “one’s becoming something other than queer” (2011, 10-11). How do our approaches to “becoming” allow us to cultivate community, extend work, shape praxis, guide pedagogy, and beyond?

Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Medievalisms (58th ICMS in Kalamazoo)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:18am
International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

58th International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 11-13, 2023. Kalamazoo, Michigan

Special Session: Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century Medievalisms

Organizers: Robert Sirabian, UW-Stevens Point; Daniel C. Najork, Arizona State University

Presider: Daniel C. Najork

New Writing Journal seeks articles, creative work, articles on pedagogy, genre and more

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 6:47pm
New Writing journal (Routledge/Taylor and Francis)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Routledge) seeks high quality articles, as well as creative work.

Articles submitted might focus on:

• Creative Writing in universities and colleges
• pedagogy, practice or research topics
• the processes of creative writers, their drafts and completed works
• the history of particular writing forms
• analysis of particular creative works

Locating Teaching: Classroom Rhetorics of Space and Place

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 4:09pm
Jeanne Marie Rose / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The next Northeast Modern Language Association Convention is scheduled to be held in Niagara Falls, NY, from March 23-26, 2023. The “Locating Teaching: Classroom Rhetorics of Space and Place” panel is seeking submissions consistent with the conference theme of RESILIENCE:

“That’s a Take”: The International Television Commercial as Short Film

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 12:00pm
Gary Rhodes, Robert Singer
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

“That’s a Take”: The International Television Commercial as Short Film is a two-day, virtual conference that engages interdisciplinary scholarship from any critical/methodological perspective examining the international television commercial production as a short film narrative. As examined in Consuming Images: Film Art and the American Television Commercial (Edinburgh University Press, 2020) which established the complex vitality of the television commercial both as a short film and as an art form, the television commercial has an aesthetic and historical dynamic linking it directly to cinematic and media cultures.

Call for Proposals: “The Geometry of Movement: Computer-Generated Imagery in Film”

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 11:00am
Senses of Cinema
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

For an upcoming dossier for Senses of Cinema we are currently accepting submissions on the topic of Computer-Generated Imagery in film. Within the past few decades, CGI has become a ubiquitous part of our visual world, from international blockbusters to experimental film, from car commercials to homemade YouTube videos. The dossier will investigate the histories of CGI and consider how the technology renders and shapes the contemporary.

Call for Zoom support (PhD/MA students) | Animals in the American Popular Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 4:18am
PopMeC & AACCP
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

 

Animals in the American Popular Imagination | virtual conference, September 13-16

 

We are opening a call for Zoom support, welcoming PhD/MA students to work with us as general support during the conference. We will issue a certificate for it. Support should be connected during the conference to help if any tech issue happens, possibly take care of sharing panels on Twitter depending on the distribution of tasks among support team.

If you are interested, please send us an email at popmec.animals@gmail.com attaching a document (docx / doc) with your name, affiliation, email, and ca. 200 words long bio.

De-Westernizing Horror: Reframing the Genre Cinemas of Asia

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 4:19pm
King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2022

De-Westernizing Horror: Reframing the Genre Cinemas of Asia

King’s College London

Monday 31st October – Tuesday 01st November, 2022

Keynote Speaker: Meheli Sen (Rutgers University)

In 2012, Saër Maty Bâ and Will Higbee published their necessary and urgent intervention, De-Westernizing Film Studies. The principle aim of their collection was to “consider what forms a challenge to the enduring vision of film as a medium – and film studies as a discipline – modelled on ‘Western’ ideologies, theoretical and historical frameworks, critical perspectives as well as institutional and artistic practices, might take today” (2012: 1).

Dissident Feminisms: Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 12:33pm
bell hooks center
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Dissident Feminisms:Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

Sponsored by the bell hooks center and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Berea College

 

June 16th-18th, 2023

Berea College

Berea, KY

 

Symposium Plenaries: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Joy James, and Alison Saar

 

Themes of Julia Kristeva's Abjection

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 12:32pm
Elia Jordan Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Abjection can be summarized to mean, the lowest debasement to the highest degree (Oxford Languages definition). Immediately, there is a wide range of potential meaning, so what is it exactly?

Youth Theatre and Performance in Regional, Minority, and Minoritised Languages

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 9:20am
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 28, 2022

The theatre is a space of creative potential, particularly for expressing and for shaping and articulating identity. Little attention has been paid to youth theatre as a place of creation for youths (individuals aged between 12 and 25) in regional, minority, and minoritsed languages. 

Special Issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL): Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek at 50

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 9:20am
Texas Studies in Literature and Language
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Special Issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL): Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek at 50

Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2023

Full name / name of organization: Texas Studies in Literature and Language

Prospective publication: September, 2024

Contact email: TSLL@austin.utexas.edu

Special Issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language: Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek at 50

Female Oppression: Race, Resistance, and Resilience in British Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 9:19am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

From the rapes of Lucretia and Beatrice Cenci in Ancient Roman art and literature to the #MeToo movement, women have long faced oppression that often engenders the sense of trauma and defiance. Reflecting on the 2023 NEMLA Convention theme “Resilience,” this seminar welcomes papers that explore how the above scenarios are depicted, and resisted, in British literature. Topics may include but are not limited to the Gothic and usurped female agency, female Gothic oneirocriticism, feminist interventions, spectrums of mentation, rectification of misunderstanding and stigmatisation, resilient female characters, and trauma in relationships (familial, romantic, professional, etc.).

Ruptures and Resilience: English Studies in the Now

updated: 
Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 5:04am
North South University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2022

North South University

Dhaka, Bangladesh

International Conference in English Studies

 

Ruptures and Resilience: English Studies in the Now

November 4-5, 2022 

Organized by the Department of English and Modern Languages

 

~“You may make a rupture, draw a line of flight, yet there is still a danger that you will reencounter organizations that restratify everything, formations that restore power to a signifier, attributions that reconstitute a subject . . .” (Deleuze & Guattari, 9)

 

Community Metaphors in india

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 9:34am
Dr Anusuya A Paul/St Joseph's College of Commerce (Autobomous), Bangalore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 20, 2022

Community Metaphors in India

Judgment, Pluralism, and Democracy: On the Desirability of Speaking with Others

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 9:32am
Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities (Bard College)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Details:

March 2-3, 2023

Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, Bard College

 

Keynote Speaker:

Linda Zerilli (The University of Chicago)

 

Organisers:

Nicholas Dunn (Bard College)

Nirvana Tanoukhi (Dartmouth College)

 

Description:

"Tangling with the Classics" at Leeds IMC 2023

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 9:31am
Jacqueline Burek and Rebecca Menmuir
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2022

We welcome paper proposals on any aspect of classical reception as "entanglement" across the Middle Ages (c. 650-1550). Papers will be presented at Leeds International Medieval Conference (3-6 July, 2023).

Full CFP:

South Asian Literatures: Women Writing Men, Men Writing Women (NeMLA Convention 2023)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 9:30am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

South Asian literary works have given us a memorable array of complex portraits of women and men and the relations between them. Some characters favor traditional modes of understanding the roles and behaviors of the sexes and their interrelations, others seem oriented to a progressive outlook on gender and the relations relations between women, men and non-binary individuals, while still others apparently embody a mixture of these attitudes. May we discern patterns or differences in matters of gender and gender relations when taking into account whether the authors in question identify as female, male, or non-binary?

Kazuo Ishiguro Special Issue (Texas Studies in Literature and Language)

updated: 
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 5:01pm
Texas Studies in Literature and Language
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Special Issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL): Kazuo Ishiguro

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2022
Full name / name of organization: Texas Studies in Literature and Language
Prospective publication: September 2023
Contact email: TSLL@austin.utexas.edu
TSLL Website: https://utpress.utexas.edu/journals/texas-studies-in-literature-and-lang...

FILM REVIEWS for the quint

updated: 
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 9:44am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "the quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT

 

Birgittine Texts and Networks

updated: 
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 9:41am
The Syon Abbey Society and the ReVision Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Syon Abbey Society and the ReVision Project

Birgittine Texts and Networks

International Medieval Congress, 3-6 July 2023 in Leeds.

Transformation through Literacy

updated: 
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 9:35am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Call for Papers

Topic: “Transformation through Literacy”

for the 54th Annual NeMLA Convention March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, NY. 

 The deadline for abstracts is September 30, 2022. Please email to submit your abstract online here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19780

Description of Session: Dr.Maryann P.DiEdwardo, Chair 

 "Transformation through Literacy”

This panel seeks presentations about peace studies through spatializing the study of human rights, emigration, migration, immigration, and diasporas.

 

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