**DEADLINE EXTENDED to JULY 10*
The 120th Annual PAMLA Conference
The PAMLA 2023 Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon between October 26-29, 2023.
The 2023 PAMLA Conference is being held entirely in-person. We won’t be having any virtual or hybrid sessions or papers.
Our CFP List and Paper Proposal System is open. We are now in the PAMLA Summer Sessions (first-come-first-served) deadline period which will end on July 20. Do not delay proposing: during this period, sessions will close when filled.
The organizing committee is excited to share the call for papers for the 2023 First Forum Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the Division of Cinema and Media Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. This year's theme is Losers!
First Forum 2023–Oct 27th and 28th
“In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey”--Beck, “Loser”
CFP: Modernism in American Literature:
Proposals due August 31, 2023
Note on Updated Proposal:
We currently have most of the selections made, and essays in process, for a volume on re-considering Modernism with regard to American literature. We are, however, still looking for a small handful of high-quality proposals to fill out a few remaining chapters in the project.
Call for content: Crafted Audio, Narrative Podcasting and the Global South
We are seeking contributions for a special edition of RadioDoc Review on audio documentary, narrative podcasting or crafted audio in the Global South.
Deadline: Oct 31 2023 for peer reviewed articles, Dec 31st for non-peer reviewed items.
The panel, "Representing Ecocides in Settler Colonial Arts and Literatures", will be organised at the 2024 NeMLA Conference, from March 7-10, 2024, in Boston, MA.
Scholarship on the politics of literature has, in recent decades, increasingly come to focus on
whether texts from the past conform to the values of the present. Some texts are praised for
modeling, even anticipating, our own progressive values, while others are subject to critique for
the way they ignore, license, or justify forms of inequity, injustice, and subordination. This
disciplinary impulse has come to seem not only justified, but natural. Yet it has also resulted in a
growing corpus of books being dismissed or maligned within the academy, books that are
crucially still being read and revered outside the academy. We call this “bad art” because we
PAMLA 2023 RHETORICAL THEORY PANEL
CALL FOR PAPERS -- EXTENDED DEADLINE
Portland, October 26-29th
Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack (USC)
This panel will explore recent movements in rhetorical theory writ large, either in connection with or apart from composition theory and practice. Special attention will be given to proposals that engage with the conference's theme.
To mark the fortieth anniversary of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, in 2024 Foundation will be publishing a special summer issue devoted to the legacy of cyberpunk in the twenty-first century. Cyberpunk culture is conspicuously everywhere – from books and films to videogames, pop videos, TV shows, fashion, advertising, and the visual arts. If cyberpunk was once ‘cutting-edge’, what future does it have when AIs and virtual/augmented realities are increasingly part of everyday life? When global corporations such as Facebook are encouraging its customers to inhabit ‘the Metaverse’, what function does cyberpunk have?
Au-delà des clichés : représentations culturelles de la polygamie dans les œuvres créatives de femmes subsahariennes
February 19-20 (Virtual) – 22-24 (In-Person), 2024
Societies in Residence at the LCLC include African American Literature and Culture Society, E. E. Cummings Society, Durrell Society, T. S. Eliot Society, International James Joyce Society, Iris Murdoch Society, Flannery O’Connor Society, Charles Olson Society, Harold Pinter Society & International Virginia Woolf Society.
INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS (Individuals and Groups)
For all of the following categories listed below, please follow these directions:
This conference celebrates the relationship between two influential American poets, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) and Denise Levertov (1923-1997). It aims to explore the shared views, poetics, and engagement with history and social reality in the works of Williams and Levertov, as well as their differences and divergences.
Television has long been a space for comfort. Often, we watch television in the most intimate surroundings with our closest family members. Additionally, viewers are often encouraged to develop relationships with characters or situations over multiple serialized seasons. With the advent of Peak (or Prestige) TV over the past twenty years, our relationships to characters and situations have grown more complicated as both dramas and comedies have placed viewers in uncomfortable situations with unlikeable characters. However, recent works on television have played with the relationship between irony and sincerity in determining how “nice” we want our television.
Ableism and Neurodivergence in Creative Writing
Call for Contributions
Dr. Christie Collins, Mississippi State University
Dr. Saul Lemerond, Hanover College
This roundtable asks us to grapple with the materially narrowing potentials of the humanities field and the surplus of criticism that continues to be produced seemingly in spite of it. In this “meta-method” roundtable, we wish to explore the ways that the act of writing criticism in our intellectual landscape often feels excessive–excessively argumentative, excessively indulgent, excessively nostalgic. At the same time, the field itself often feels “overstuffed,” particularly for scholars working in historical periods. Yet criticism continues to be produced.
OVERTONES EGE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS
Annual deadline: September 15
“Feeling,” in its multiple forms of meaning, is central to the literature and culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The eighteenth century saw the rise of the the cult of sensibility, aesthetic explorations of the sublime, and medical explorations of the nerves; while the nineteenth saw the literary cultivation of sympathy and psychological theories of emotion. Whether emotional, affective, or physical, the push to define and understand “feeling” was frequently attended by anxiety about feeling’s propensity to spill over and overwhelm.
The work of creating a socially just classroom is often one of balancing a pedagogical surplus of initiatives, directions, and possibilities. Expanding the literary canon, pushing back against white supremacist norms of classroom discourse and production, and creating accessible assignments, materials, and activities all involve research, restructuring, and integration that can be labor-intensive and potentially overwhelming. Additionally, instructors often have to balance between the goals of their own classroom and institutional imperatives, ensuring students gain the preparation and cultural capital that will enable them to succeed in classrooms with traditional academic expectations.
The Aesthetics of Contamination: Oceanic Environments, Identities, Intermedial Research-Creation
Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, 27-29 Oct, 2023
Deadline for Submissions: 31 August, 2023
This is a call for papers for a panel focusing on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, to be held at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference in Atlanta, November 9-11, 2023.
The Soul of Cinema: Essays on Arts & Faith’s Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films
Since 2004, readers and writers at the Art & Faith website have created six lists of “spiritually significant” films, culminating in its 2020 iteration of the group’s Top 100 films. (To see this list visit http://artsandfaith.com) To celebrate the most recent list, the editors will be publishing an anthology of essays through Cambridge Scholars P.
55th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts
Systems of excess: unsettling visions of the unwanted and grotesque, pushing the limits of our collective imaginary. This is the very texture of horror. For the last few years, the NeMLA convention has allowed our growing community of scholars to lay the foundation for a new trajectory of horror criticism —one that focuses on the class politics at play in horror cinema, as well as on potential materialist analyses of the genre and its spectatorship. The 2024 “Surplus” theme aligns with the theoretical landscape we have been exploring, adding a new level of specificity to the academic discourse we wish to collectively build.
55th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association’s Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture area welcomes paper submissions from graduate students, educators, and independent researchers of popular culture. NEPCA’s 2023 fall virtual conference will be held October 12 – October 14, 2023 via Zoom. The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2023.
We encourage panel proposals as well as individual submissions.
Papers are generally 15–20 minutes in length. We also encourage works in progress, and informal presentations.
This area considers the intersection of politics, civic life, and popular culture. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
A one-day Colloquium (Hybrid)
11 August 2023
Dominican University, Ibadan, Nigeria
The 2024 Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Annual Conference
March 22–23, 2024
The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY
New York, NY
Co-sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY
Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2023
Mediated Ruins in Contemporary Landscapes of the Americas
chairs: Paulo Lorca Fuentealba (Cornell University) and Ashley Edlund-Chescheir (Cornell University)
Join us in Boston for NEMLA, March 7th-10th, 2024
The growing potential of artificial intelligence to generate content undetectable to plagiarism checkers has created a sense of urgency across higher education. What are the pedagogical and curricular implications of artificial intelligence for writing and critical thinking? What are the pedagogical and curricular responses to this rapidly advancing technology that is both widely available and affordable?
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing invites submissions for a special volume on Artificial Intelligence, Writing, and Critical Thinking.
Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2023.
African American literature has always been under assault and faced threat of erasure. Yet, we are experiencing a heightened moment of attack, when political activists are using legislative action to attempt to eradicate Blackness, intersecting identities, DEI initiatives, and the history of race in America from public education and consciousness. Therefore, this is an important time for us to proactively discuss how we teach African American writing and its expressive power to help us understand our pasts, presents, and futures.