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The Seventh Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 11:59am
Horror Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

The Seventh Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2024

Conference Date: Friday, May 31, 2024

Conference Location: San Diego Mission Bay Marriott, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, California, USA, 92108 and via Hopin

Conference Website: https://www.stokercon2024.com

 

From the mysterious lights in the windows of the William Heath Davis House to the footsteps in the seemingly empty rooms of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego has long been home to stories of the uncanny. The 2024 StokerCon convention is eager to channel the creative potential of San Diego’s history, culture, and communities. 

Unruly Archives: Women Writing South Asian Literary Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 11:51am
Modern Languages Association Convention (MLA'25 New Orleans)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Thinking about South A archival practices and women’s fiction, this panel invites papers on SA women’s fictional narratives questioning whose experiences can be preserved, exhibited, remembered in the public spaces (curations, exhibitions, museums). 300-word abstracts.

“Spoiling This Wonderful Falsehood” - Japanese Video Games and Critiques of Western Worlding (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 11:38am
Austin Anderson, Howard University / DA Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Japan has been historically situated as uniquely isolated from the broader world. Yet, the Meiji era (1868-1912) of Japan was defined by intentional efforts on the part of the Japanese government to respond to the pressures of global capitalism such that Japanese cultural identity was preserved not against but through a process of modernization and industrialization. The restoration of imperial power in explicit reference to the monarchies of Europe, including the dramatic successes of Queen Victoria in England and Emperor William I of Germany, was part of this project.

PJSA2024: "We Are All Connected: Fostering Intersectionality and Solidarity"

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 11:38am
the Peace and Justice Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

2024 Call for ProposalsWe Are All Connected:Fostering Intersectionality and Solidarity

The annual conference of The Peace and Justice Studies Association 

Hosted by The Justice House Program at Niagara University

OCTOBER 24-27, 2024 | Niagara, New York, USA


Proposal Submission Deadline: May 01, 2024

Early Bird Registration: May 1 – July 15, 2024

Draft Schedule Released: June 3, 2024

SHEL-13: Studies in the History of the English Language, Conference Theme: The History of English as a (G)local Language

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 11:38am
Studies in the History of the English Language
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

SHEL-13, Studies in the History of the English Language

Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey, October 17-20, 2024 co-hosted by The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

 

Conference Theme: The History of English as a (G)local Language

 

Artifact & Apparatus 3: Teaching Media Archaeology (final deadline May 15)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 3:31am
Artifact & Apparatus: Journal of Media Archaeology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

As scholars’ engagement with media-archaeological study have increased, so have students’ interest in the field’s approaches, methods, and philosophies. Many courses on media history and theory today include sessions focused on media archaeology.

South Asian Crime Fiction since the 1950s

updated: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 2:32am
Shweta Sachdeva Jha (Associate Professor, Department of English, Miranda House, University of Delhi), Garima Yadav (Assistant Professor, Department of English, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

 

South Asian Crime Fiction since the 1950s 

 

Editors: Shweta Sachdeva Jha (Associate Professor, Department of English, Miranda House, University of Delhi), Garima Yadav (Assistant Professor, Department of English, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi)

 

CFP Translation, Transposition, and Travel in the Global Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 9:48pm
Kevin Morrison / SGNCS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies World CongressGlobal Studies Center, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait
16-19 January 2025
Translation, Transposition, and Travel in the Global Nineteenth Century

Keynote speakers:
Regenia Gagnier, University of Exeter
Marwan Kraidy, Northwestern University QatarArthur Asseraf, University of Cambridge
Sarga Moussa, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Ecodread: Art and Ecology against the Double-Bind

updated: 
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 3:16pm
Claire Frances Spaulding
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

     “Paper or plastic?” Sustainably sourced or affordably manufactured? Organic or GMO? Every day, consumers are faced with small decisions marketed to make a big impact. ​​Choosing either paper or plastic puts the onus onto the shoulders of the customer rather than acknowledging that regardless of whether or not you leave the store with a paper bag, it’s the planned obsolescence of what’s inside the bag that’s left unaddressed. Opting out of paper billing feels great, until you realize that the WiFi bill’s gone up and an electric bill leaves you contemplating if your LED bulbs are a sustainability placebo. 

CFA Summer Institute of Psychoanalysis 2024

updated: 
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 2:01pm
Summer Institute of Psychoanalysis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Summer Institute of Psychoanalysis

 

“Psychoanalysis & Gender”

 

June 24-28, 2024

 

CFP: Pathographical Ecopoetics (Edited Volume)

updated: 
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 12:13pm
Jayjit Sarkar and Anik Sarkar
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

 

Book Title: Pathographical Ecopoetics 

Editors: Jayjit Sarkar & Anik Sarkar

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

updated: 
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 11:12am
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:

Call for Book Chapters: Lights On: Staging Post-Millennial Cultural Aspects in American Women Drama (with reference Pulitzer Prize winning plays) * working title

updated: 
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 6:49am
Dr. SUBHASSHRI. R
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

The proposed book looks for chapters exploring the contemporary Pulitzer Prize winning American women-authored plays and their engagement with post-millennial cultural dynamics. This volume / book wants to showcase women playwrights’ responses to and shaping the cultural landscape of American society of the 21st century. By examining themes, characters, narratives, and dramatic techniques, the chapters want to address a nuanced understanding of how American women drama reflects and challenges the complexities of changing times of the society.

Chapters proposals invited on the following plays and themes:

InVisible Culture: CFP 38: Ecologies of Excess

updated: 
Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 9:27pm
Invisible Culture: A Journal for Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

To theorize ecology is necessarily to contend with excess, whether that be in the form of unceasing material production or in the forms of social and theoretical remainders. In order to grapple with the excess of agencies at work in the more-than-human world, contemporary theories of ecology often appeal to tropes of darkness, “chthonic ones,” monsters, and ghosts (Morton, 2016; Haraway, 2016; Tsing, Swanson, Gan, and Bubandt, 2017). By betraying a sense of wonder, these tropes attest to our phenomenological, affective, and discursive bewilderment in the face of what is unknowable and seek to account for that excess by distributing agency beyond the epistemological frameworks of “the human.”

SCMLA - Interdisciplinary Studies Panel

updated: 
Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 6:25pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

SCMLA – Fall 2024 

Hotel Monteleone

New Orleans

September 19-21, 2024

 

Proposal submissions for the Interdisciplinary Studies panel at South Central Modern Language Associations 81st Anniversary conference are currently being accepted. We encourage graduate students at the MA and PhD level to submit as well. A variety of approaches and topics may be submitted for this panel. 

The conference will be held in New Orleans, Lousisiana, at the Hotel Monteleone. Details can be found at https://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/

Extended Deadline: CFP for Angelaki: Ontological-Existential Exhaustion: Being-Tired, and Tired-of-Being: a philosophy of fatigue and exhaustion

updated: 
Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 11:31am
Marina Christodoulou
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

Call for papers for a Special Issue of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities

 

Ontological-Existential Exhaustion:

Being-Tired, and Tired-of-Being: a philosophy of fatigue and exhaustion

(preliminary title)

 

Editor: Marina Christodoulou

https://edinburgh.academia.edu/MChristodoulou

 

Untimely Time: On History’s Instrumental Narratives

updated: 
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 11:54am
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. 

Devils and Justified Sinners Conference (REVISED SUBMISSION DATE)

updated: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 9:19pm
Romancing the Gothic
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

 

Devils and Justified Sinners

An online conference on 24th and 25th August 2024 to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of James Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

The conference is entirely online and is open to scholars and experts from around the world.

 

MLA 2025: Building Coalitions: Advocating for Graduate Labor Needs Across Institutions

updated: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 10:37am
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;

IPCC 2024 (Online) - beyond the public-private in communication

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:17am
Interdisciplinary PhD Communication Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 24, 2024

Call for Papers! - beyond the public-private in communication -

Our private moments can instantly become public with just a touch, and the line between what is personal and what is public has become more blurred and constitutive of each other. At Interdisciplinary PhD Communication Conference (IPCC) 2024, we are opening the floor to early career researchers, who are eager to explore these changes. The deadline for submitting the abstracts is the 24th of March 2024 (extended deadline). You can send your abstracts or panel proposals to ipcc@bilgi.edu.tr

Mythcon 53: Fantasies of the Middle Lands

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:16am
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The idea of “middle-ness” can suggest stability—the center of an object is less likely to break than its edges. It can also suggest the opposite: something in a state of change can be said to be in “the middle”—neither one thing nor another. Mythcon 53, located in the middle of the continental U.S., welcomes papers exploring the concept of “middle-ness” as it is worked out in fantasy, science fiction, and related genres. Paper topics can cover a wide range of possibilities, including but not limited to the following:

MLA 2025 - Brevity in Scholarship: The Short Book

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:15am
Nicole Lobdell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

MLA 2025, Special Session, "Brevity in Scholarship: The Short Book"

Papers discussing writing or editing of short books and their roles in scholarship. Series might include Object Lesson Series, Re: Verse Series, Oxford’s Very Short Introductions, Stanford Briefs, among others. Send 250-word abstract & bio to lobdelln@nsula.edu.Nicole Lobdell, Northwestern SU of Louisiana.

Is Visibility Still a Trap? Rethinking Visibility in Queer and Trans Studies (MLA 2025 Session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:15am
Guy Davidson, U. of Wollongong / Ben Nichols, U. of Manchester
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2024

Dominant queer and trans studies frameworks still tend to see visibility as a ‘trap’. We invite 200-word abstracts for a special session to be proposed for the 2025 MLA convention that will offer a more complex picture, specifying and historicizing the changing meanings of visibility in queer and trans representation. Please send 200-word abstracts and short bio notes to Guy Davidson and Ben Nichols (guy@uow.edu.au, ben.nichols@manchester.ac.uk) by 18th March 2024.

 

Cruelty and Brutalism Today

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:15am
Techno-Humanities Lab, Faculty of "Artes Liberales", University of Warsaw
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Papers and panels are invited for the interdisciplinary conference, “Cruelty and Brutalism Today”, which will take place in Warsaw from 4-5 November 2024. The conference is organized by the Faculty of “Artes Liberales ” at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and is part of the “Technology and Socialization” project.

Dostoevsky and Disability (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:15am
International Dostoevsky Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2024

This guaranteed panel brings the multitude of disabled characters in Dostoevsky's work -- including those with physical dis/abilities, chronic illnesses, emotional-cognitive differences, or the deaf, blind, or non-verbal -- into conversation with the growing fields of Disability Studies and Critical Medical Humanities within Slavic Studies. In light of the Presidential Theme of Visibility, we urge scholars to go beyond abstraction and metaphor, examining the political positions, socio-economic worldviews, and existential stakes that shaped how disability and the disabled were framed in Dostoevsky's oeuvre.

Indigenous Literatures and Christianity (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:14am
Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2024

The Conference on Christianity and Literature, and allied organization of the Modern Language Association, invites proposals for a guaranteed session at the 2025 MLA convention in New Orleans, 9-12 January 2025. 

We invite papers that explore the relationship between Indigenous literatures and Christianity, the 2021 First Nations Version of the Bible, or other connections between Indigenous literatures and the Bible. 300-word abstract and brief c.v. requested.

Please send proposals and any questions to Cynthia Wallace (cwallace [at] stmcollege.ca) and Chad Schrock (cschrock [at] leeuniversity.edu).

Dickensian Cultures and Communities (MLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:14am
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

Dickens remains one of the most visible Anglophone authors, with his fiction adapted regularly for the stage and screen and frequently taught and discussed by scholars. His hypercanonicity has also inspired more diverse, ephemeral forms of engagement across a range of cultural contexts, from popular visual and material cultures, through to literary tourism and festivals, and on to the practices of collectors and fans in both analogue and online contexts. This session invites contributions that analyse an aspect or aspects of this vast and still relatively underexplored terrain.

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