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Mindfulness and the Humanities (Roundtable -- Nemla 2025)

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:11pm
Matthew Leporati / Donetta Hines / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

This roundtable session will discuss mindfulness practices that instructors of writing and literature can incorporate into classrooms, and it will focus especially on the implications of mindfulness for the humanities and for its/their roles in education and society in honoring human, cultural, and global diversity in all its dimensions, enacting equity and inclusivity, and affecting change.

NeMLA 2025 - Religious Revolutions in and through 19th-Century Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

“In this nineteenth century, the religious idea is undergoing a crisis,” Victor Hugo declares in Les Misérables (1864); “People are unlearning certain things, and they do well, provided that, while unlearning them they learn this: There is no vacuum in the human heart. Certain demolitions take place, and it is well that they do, but on condition that they are followed by reconstructions.” Nineteenth-century culture is marked by intertwined revolutions in literature and religion. Across the globe, just as religion became increasingly questioned, it also became fuel for social change and cultural reformation.

Special Issue: Queer Studies and Professional Wrestling

updated: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12:11pm
Professional Wrestling Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Anticipated Publication: Volume 5, November 2025

Guest Editors: CarrieLynn D. Reinhard, Christopher J. Olson, and Hannah Steele

 

Purpose: Articles that explore the intersection of queer studies and professional wrestling studies to address a scholarship gap on the application of queer theory to explore professional wrestling individuals, texts, practices, and fandoms.

 

Submissions: Seeking empirical articles aligned with the special issue’s purpose that may include, but is not limited to, the following topics:

Narrative Nonfiction in the Creation and Understanding of Identity in Turbulent Times

updated: 
Sunday, July 21, 2024 - 10:22pm
Dr. Amy Leshinsky / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Educators empower students through narrative nonfiction and writing that allows for empathy, candid discussion, and articulation of self. This roundtable will seek to examine how narrative nonfiction literature and writing is used in a variety of contexts and courses to engage students and empower them to embrace facets of their identities and strengthen their ties to our national and international community.

This roundtable seeks collegiate voices that will contribute to a robust conversation on narrative nonfiction literature and writing with a focus on how we use narrative nonfiction and writing to help students navigate conceptions of their identity and negotiate their place in the world. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

PAMLA Undergraduate Forum

updated: 
Sunday, July 21, 2024 - 12:07pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

NEW DEADLINE! Rolling until 8/15.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference

7-10 November 2024, Palm Springs, CA

Submissions should be sent through the link below. You may need to create an account if you have not already presented with PAMLA. Undergraduates are invited to share their research following the guidelines below:

Decoding Lynching: Reading of African American and Dalit Literature

updated: 
Sunday, July 21, 2024 - 8:17am
African American and Dalit Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 5, 2024

Decoding Lynching: Reading of African American and Dalit Literature

Note: Brill has shown interest in the concept of this project and will publish it in one of their series provided the contributions are positively assessed during the peer review process.

Studies in Memory of Donald C. Baker (1928-2019)

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 1:44pm
Mohsen HAMLI
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

Call for Essays

Studies in Memory of Donald C. Baker (1928-2019)

 

Call for essays for a book on the late medievalist Donald C. Baker who left us in 2019.

Donald C. Baker taught English Literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder, for twenty years then pursued teaching opportunities in Finland, England, Tunisia, Jordan, and Macau. 

Donald C. Baker published or co-published a variety of books and articles (in PMLA, Studia Neophilologica, Speculum, Studies in Philology, Philological Quarterly, The Literary)  on Geoffrey Chaucer and Beowulf in particular.

All forms of liteary studies (around 6,000 words using APA style) are welcome.

Coloniality, (In)justice, and the literature of the Global South

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 11:56am
Bandung: Journal of the Global South (BRILL)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

 

Special Issue Call for Papers 

Bandung: Journal of the Global South  

Link to download the CFP: https://brill.com/fileasset/downloads_products/37598_BJGS_CfP_2024.pdf 

Coloniality, (In)justice, and the literature of the Global South

 

 

Goutam Karmakar (lead guest editor)

Honorary Research Associate

Faculty of Arts and Design

Durban University of Technology

Decolonial Hope: Planetary Sustainability, Solidarity, and Transformation

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 11:55am
Journal of Postcolonial Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Special Issue on

Decolonial Hope: Planetary Sustainability, Solidarity, and Transformation

 

Link to the CFP on the journal's website: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/decolonial-hope-planet...

 

Special Issue Editor(s)

Goutam Karmakar, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

*Deadline extended* Austin Clarke, Black Studies and Black Diasporic Memory

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 10:11am
McMcMaster Universty (Hamilton, Canada) and Toronto Metropolitan University (Toronto, Canada).
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Austin Clarke, Black Studies and Black Diasporic Memory”

Conference Dates: September 26 - 27, 2024,

Deadline for abstracts: July 31, 2024

Notification of decisions by: August 15, 2024

 

Co-organizers: Ronald Cummings (McMaster University), Darcy Ballantyne (Toronto Metropolitan University), 

 

Keynote Speaker: Rinaldo Walcott, 

Professor and Chair in Africana and American Studies, University at Buffalo

 

Security, Peace, and Sustainable Development in a Troubled World

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 7:55am
AAB College, Kosovo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

International online conference (free of charge)

September 12, 2024

Organizers:

Faculty of Public Administration, Faculty of Law & Faculty of Economics
AAB College, Pristina, Republic of Kosovo

in partnership with:

University of Southeast Europe, North Macedonia
University of  Vlora "Ismail Qemali", Albania

Keynote Speaker: 

Call for chapters for the Art volume in the Routledge Series, "Oceans, Seas and Shorelines: Natural, Cultural Environmental Histories"

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 6:01am
Routledge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

* Deadline Extended Until 30 July * 

 

This book is intended to be the Art volume in the series Oceans, Seas and Shorelines: Natural, Cultural Environmental Histories edited by Viv Westbrook & Mark Nicholls, published by Routledge. 

As the introduction to the series reads,

Reading Reading: Contemporary Literary Practices - NeMLA: March 6-9, 2025

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 5:59am
Malaika Sutter and Sofie Behluli
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

We are constantly engaged in processes of reading. We read literary texts, historical sources, films and other media, political moods and affects, and shifting social formations. Amongst the plethora of reading strategies available to us, close reading is perhaps the most widely known and most accepted one in literary studies (cf. I.A. Richards and William Empson). Other approaches to texts include ‘paranoid’ and ‘reparative reading’ (Sedgwick 1997), ‘distant reading’ (Moretti 2000), ‘wide reading’ (Hallet 2010), and ‘surface reading’ (Best and Marcus 2009), to name just a few. More recent research has examined intermedial reading practices (Rippl 2015), the reading of affects (Brinkema 2014), and non/institutional readers (Emre 2017). 

Class Conflict in 21st Century Science Fiction Film

updated: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 9:32am
Cenk Tan & Mikail Boz
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

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

CFP CLOSED! - THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

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

Editors’ Introduction

ReFocus: The Films of Rituparno Ghosh

updated: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 2:24am
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024

Call For Papers

 

ReFocus: The Films of Rituparno Ghosh

Call for Papers: Theatre Academy: Journal of World Theatre *Deadline: 31 July*

updated: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 6:05am
Theatre Academy: Journal of World Theatre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

We invite submissions for the fourth issue of Theatre Academy: A Journal of World Theatre which will be published electronically in September. Theatre Academy is indexed in MLA International Bibliography.

* Deadline is the end of July but we strongly advise the potential writers to send their manuscripts in as soon as possible.

* Original works, not published elsewhere or related to theatre in any context will be considered for publication.

* Please note that all manuscripts will be closely examined through Turnitin once they are received by the journal.

Alchemy: Exploring Metaphorical Transformations and Arts-Based Research

updated: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 4:08am
London Arts-Based Research Centre
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Alchemy: Exploring Metaphorical Transformations and Arts-Based Research

A Transdisciplinary Conference

 

Date: November 9-10, 2024
Location: University of Oxford, UK
Online option available
Cost:        180 GBP
90 GBP (Online)
Abstract Deadline: August 31, 2024


Conference Webpage:
 https://labrc.co.uk/2024/04/21/alchemy/

General Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 2:44am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Mediations of Body in Popular Spaces/Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 2:44am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Fraught with moral, religious, racial, sexual, and transgressive configurations, the body is a potent site for reflective practices within popular culture. The self-reflexive matrix of popular culture’s representations of human body functions as a site for materializing possibilities of varying forms of living. As a cultural sign, body features in both normative and non-normative debates on identity, selfhood, social relations, power, institutional surveillance and regulation. The practice of its representations, on the other hand, traditionally enables a culture of shared meaning-making which shapes how an individual perceives, thinks, feels, and acts amidst the production and circulation of discourses.

Indigenous Ecocriticism: Paradigm Shifts in Environmental Literature * 56th NeMLA Convention

updated: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 9:12pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

The Environmental Humanities is currently experiencing an unprecedented influx of creative and critical works from writers of Indigenous literature. This literary revolution, closely linked to climate change and environmental discourse, is a contributing factor, and writers are at the forefront of this contemporary debate. This session offers a unique opportunity for presenters to contribute to a significant academic debate by exploring paradigm shifts in Indigenous environmental discourse. The works will delve into the intersection of gender, class, race, and the Anthropocene, offering a comprehensive understanding.

Unreal Prisonscapes

updated: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 11:10am
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

SAMLA 96 Convention, "Seen and Unseen," will be held Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November 17, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL

Unreal Prisonscapes (panel--in-person)

New Directions in Partition Studies: ECSAS 2025 panel

updated: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 6:04am
ECSAS 2025, Heidelberg
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024

2027 would mark 80 years of the Partition of the Indian subcontinent of 1947. For South Asia, independence from over two centuries of British rule in 1947 was accompanied by a violent and bloody partition - a territorial division of two provinces of British India, Punjab and Bengal  - on the basis of religious majority, which led to a million people dead in bloody communal riots and fifteen million people uprooted and displaced across the newly-formed borders.

: "My Dungeon Shook": A Century of James Baldwin

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 5:42pm
Morgan State University-Department of English and Language Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Call for Papers: 7th Annual Benjamin A. Quarles Conference

Theme: "My Dungeon Shook":  A Century of James Baldwin

Date: October 24-26, 2024

Venue: Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2024

 

« Traversée du Tout-Monde »: a roundtable for Maryse Condé

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 5:35pm
Stève Puig / St John's University (NYC)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Maryse Condé’s œuvre has tremendously impacted our understanding of the French Caribbean and Africa, but also of postcolonial France and the Americas as a whole. In a sense, she is truly « a writer for our times, » as the title of a recent tribute in Paris suggested. 

All That Remains Is Madness: An Examination of the Tragic Outcome for Women in A24 Films

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 4:06pm
Dr. Erica Joan Dymond / NeMLA 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Summary: MidsommarSaint MaudFalse PositiveHereditaryThe Hole in the GroundThe Witch, etc. All of these A24 horror films feature women in crisis. Most are struggling with their mental health, most are betrayed by their loved ones, most are literally or emotionally isolated, and most are victims of an uncaring world. In all cases, the films end with the physical or figurative destruction of woman. She is insane, incinerated, beheaded, broken, forever haunted ... The question remains, should viewers accept these endings? Should they be viewed exploitative or unnecessarily shocking? Or is there room to view these as a warning?

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