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Irish, Scottish, and Welsh Literature (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:02am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call for Papers, CEA 2024: Atlanta

March 21–23, 2024

Westin Buckhead Atlanta

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on IRISH, SCOTTISH, AND WELSH LITERATURE for our 53rd annual conference.

All changed, changed utterly:

A terrible beauty is born.

W. B. Yeats

We are especially interested in presentations that incorporate topics related to the conference theme of TRANSFORMATIONS, but we will consider all proposals.

(Re)shaping Monstrous Addiction in the American Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:02am
American Nightmares: The Inaugural Symposium of the Society for the Study of the American Gothic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 27, 2023

From vampires to zombies, uncanny doubles to the demonically possessed, gothic tropes have played a significant role in shaping narratives of addiction in American culture. More recently, news stories have framed the opioid crisis and its impact on homeless populations in cities like Boston and Philadelphia as a “zombie apocalypse.” Such tropes can dehumanize already stigmatized populations, yet the gothic remains a mode uniquely suited for exploring concepts of addiction and the lived experiences of individuals, families, and communities affected by the condition.

Mapping Memory: History, Texts and Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:02am
Departments of English and History, Loreto College, Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 16, 2023

MAPPING MEMORY: HISTORY, TEXTS AND CULTURES

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEMORY STUDIES

 (22 & 23 February, 2024)

 

DEPARTMENTS OF ENGLISH AND HISTORY

LORETO COLLEGE, KOLKATA

 

CONCEPT NOTE:

Call for Papers: Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 10:59am
Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Call for Papers: Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature welcomes submissions of new work for 2024, Summer and Winter numbers. 2024 marks the bicentenary of a number of literary, intellectual, and cultural events associated with 1824, including:

Science: Michael Faraday and the Royal Society

Periodicals: founding of Jeremy Bentham’s Westminster Review

Education: Manchester Mechanics’ Institute (preceded by Edinburgh, 1821 and Liverpool, Glasgow, and London in 1823)

Music: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Social Reform: Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals established 

Civil Rights Act of 1964: Historical Significance, Impact, and Legacy

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 10:46am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Civil Rights Act of 1964: Historical Significance, Impact, and Legacy

International Hybrid Conference
24-25 February 2024
University of Delft, The Netherlands

(In-Person/Physical Presence and Online Presentation sessions: 2 days)
(Virtual platform for pre-recorded presentations: 5 days)

 (More info: https://www.gires.org/activities/conferences/civil-rights-act-of-1964-historical-significance-impact-and-legacy/ )

Thematic Approach

Surplus Data/Surplus Subjects

updated: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 11:48am
Northeast Modern Langauge Assocation (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Subtitled “Surplus Data,” the Winter 2022 issue of Critical Inquiry began by proclaiming that, “It is no longer enough to say that data is big. Data is now in a state of surplus” (Halprin et al. 197). As private and state actors rush to generate ever more surplus surveillance data about consumer-citizens and workers across domains of life, literary scholars are compelled to question how this data is made meaningful and by whom. After all, data never speaks for itself; it must be assigned value and transformed into narratives. These surveillance stories often reify “identities of suspicion” (Monahan), marking marginalized people as themselves surplus subjects.

Crossing Boundaries: Literary and Linguistic Intersections in Modernist Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 4:59am
Roma Tre University, Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Crossing Boundaries: Literary and Linguistic Intersections in Modernist Studies

 

Roma Tre University

Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Sala Ignazio Ambrogio

Via del Valco di San Paolo, 19 – Rome

22-23-24 May 2024

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Václav Paris (City University of New York)

Enrico Terrinoni (Università per Stranieri di Perugia)

 

Call for Papers

NeMLA 2024 CFP | Blurred Borders: The Making and Fading of Italian Urban Landscapes

updated: 
Monday, October 2, 2023 - 10:19am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

The city images reveal the stratification of shared cultural meanings of the urban space over time. This space is an expression and reflection of local identity formation and dynamics. The intricate network of the actions of cities’ inhabitants is constantly conditioned by the cultural and spatial constraints of urban limits. However, in the contemporary world, the concept of “urban limit” should be seriously questioned. The boundaries of cities today have faded, and the urban frontiers are areas of opacity, constantly mobile, and undefined. The very notion of the city, as a completed organism, is continually questioned, to the extent that it can be argued that cities do not exist: there are only different forms of urban life.

NEMLA panel: Under Assault: Teaching African American Literature Today

updated: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 4:17pm
Clark Barwick, Indiana University, Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 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.

Words Across Worlds: Multilingual Writers and Online Writing Instruction

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 6:57pm
Editors: Iqra Shagufta Cheema & Erica Cirillo-McCarthy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

CFP: Words Across Worlds: Multilingual Writers and Online Writing Instruction

 

Abstract Submission Deadline:  October 15, 2023

 

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Tolkien’s Medievalism in Ruins II: Relics and Ruins in Re/Visions of Tolkien’s Larger Legendarium at NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 6:14pm
Carl Sell and Nick Katsiadas / Slippery Rock University and University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

With the success of two panel sessions at the 2023 NeMLA Convention, we are happy to propose a “sequel” session on the theme of “Tolkien’s Medievalism in Ruins” in 2024. For all that may be said about the 2023 panels, one thing is certain: The panelists highlighted the important roles of relics and ruins within Tolkien’s essay “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics,” The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings.

CFP for edited book, Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction, for Manchester University Press

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:22pm
AHRC Research Network, PI Dr Amy Burge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

We invite proposals for research chapters for a new edited book, Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction, for Manchester University Press. This page outlines the book and how to submit a chapter proposal.

Description of book

In the twenty-first century, readers, publishers, and booksellers have noted a surge in popularity of genre works written by Muslim women, particularly in the Anglosphere. From the detective novels of Ausma Zehanat Khan to S. A. Chakraborty’s fantasy fiction, Ayisha Malik’s romantic fiction to graphic novels by Deena Mohamed – Muslim women authors are embracing popular fiction forms and genres.

Deadline Extended: NeMLA 2024: Refusal, Disruption, and Persistence in Academia (Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:21pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

“Refusal, Disruption, and Persistence in Academia” centers on strategies such as refusal, disruption, and persistence in academia from an intersectional perspective that focusses on gendered racialization.

This roundtable will engage participants about structural change in their local context by sharing strategies from diverse standpoints. This could mean sharing stories about surviving contract work, probation, tenure review, and administrative roles while coping with and negotiating the demands of everyday life. However, participants can also consider refusal, disruption, and persistence with collaboration and community building in the foreground for systemic change, big or small.

CFP ACLA 2024 The Scream: Paralinguistic Expressions in Art

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:21pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel aims to explore the possibilities presented in immanent, paralinguistic expressions which evade or function parallel to and beyond the realm of structured grammar and logics of exchange. Edouard Glissant, in Caribbean Discourse, teaches us that in the beginning was not the word, but sound. He writes, “the spoken imposes on the slave its particular syntax. For Caribbean man, the word is First and foremost sound. Noise is essential to speech . . .

2nd Global Audiovisual Archiving Conference: Exchange of Knowledge and Practices

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:21pm
Archive/Counter-Archive, Eye Filmmuseum, and the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

2024 CONFERENCE THEME: BUILDING ALLIANCES
 

(A)rchival endeavors should not be about documenting the past, nor even about imagining the future…but about building a liberatory now. 

-Michelle Caswell, Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work (2021, 13)

Jewish Interfaith, Intercultural, and Intersectional Engagements

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:19pm
American Academy of Religion-Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

CFP: JEWISH STUDIES UNIT
Jewish Interfaith, Intercultural, and Intersectional Engagements
Unit Chairs: Roberta Sabbath, University of Nevada
                     Alexander Marcus, University of Pennsylvania

 

NeMLA 2024 - Enhancing Language Learning through AI: Practical Strategies for Teachers in the Age of ChatGPT

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:19pm
Philip Noonan / Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Northeast Modern Language Association 55th Annual Convention (March 7-10, 2024)


 

Enhancing Language Learning through AI: Practical Strategies for Teachers in the Age of ChatGPT (Roundtable)

(If interested, please submit your abstract here through the NeMLA portal: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20556)

19th-Century American Literature at CEA 3/21-3/23-2024

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:16pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on 19th-century American literature for our 53rd annual conference in Atlanta, March 21-23, 2024.

For this area, we are particularly interested in proposals that relate 19th-century American literature to the conference theme of “Transformations” from academics from a wide range of areas across literary studies, creative writing, rhetoric, composition, technical communication, linguistics, and film.

African American Literature at CEA 3/21-3/23/2024

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:16pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on African American Literature for our 53rd annual conference in Atlanta, March 21-23, 2024.

For this area, we are particularly interested in proposals that relate African American literature to the conference theme of “Transformations” from academics from a wide range of areas across literary studies, creative writing, rhetoric, composition, technical communication, linguistics, and film.

Advanced Writing Symposium

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:16pm
USC Writing Program
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 23, 2023

2024 Advanced Writing Symposium
Uncharted Territories: Genre, Audience & Innovation in Advanced Writing Contexts

University of Southern California

Event Date: February 2, 2024
Event Location: Online

The USC Writing Program’s Upper Division Curriculum Committee welcomes proposals for
“Uncharted Territories: Genre, Audience and Innovation in Advanced Writing Contexts.”

ACLA 2024 Seminar: The Culture of Human Rights

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 2:50pm
Muhammad Waqar Azeem
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Sophia A. McClennen and Joseph R. Slaughter in “Introducing Human Rights and Literary Forms” warn: “Human rights are under threat everywhere, especially when the language of human rights is used to justify their violation” (Comparative Literature Studies 2009). They notice that through double-speak the states exercise violence to advance their jingoist agenda in the name of protecting the rights of the children and women, as George Bush did while invading Afghanistan in 2001.

NEMLA 2024-The Georgic Mode in Modern and Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 2:05pm
Yifan Zhang / Baylor University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

The keyword for the 2024 NeMLA convention is “surplus”—for critical and creative work that, in addition to the commonly associated meanings of profit and value, can be more broadly construed as excess or excessive, as surfeit, or what is leftover, or unwanted. 

Excess in the Works of Ann Petry and Richard Wright (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 5:07pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

In keeping with NeMLA's theme on “Surplus,” this roundtable will interrogate the works of Richard Wright and Ann Petry and how they have been interpreted as “excessive.”   It seeks to examine how their work has been understood as excessively: masculine, feminist, violent, Communist, leftist, assimilationist, naturalist, realist, etc.  This roundtable seeks to look at two major African American authors of the twentieth century whose boundary pushing were seen as "excessive."

Abstract:

Caribbean Literature and Media: U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

updated: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 12:45pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

This panel invites submissions on literature and media from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Papers can respond to a wide range of questions, including (but not limited to):

International conference "Streaming in the Global South" (deadline extended)

updated: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 12:50am
Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies, Vilnius University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

International conference: Streaming in the Global South

Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies, Vilnius University, Lithuania

 Vilnius, 18-20 January 2024

The Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies (Vilnius University) and the Centre for Creative and Cultural Practice (University of East London) invite proposals for conference papers on streaming and video online distribution in the Global South.

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