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*Essay Collection* New Faces of William Gaddis: Reconsiderations for his Second Century [new deadline]

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:57pm
Crystal Alberts, Ali Chetwynd, Michael Sanders
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

December 2022 marked William Gaddis’s (1922-1998) centenary. Reputed during his lifetime for being—in his characters’ words—“difficult as I can make it,” or writing “for a very small audience,” the years since his death have nonetheless seen his work republished in increasingly wide-reaching editions and discussed in numerous online reading groups, with his unpublished archive increasingly studied and brought to public attention.

The present edited collection of academic essays seeks contributions that will challenge, update, expand, or surpass the extant understandings of Gaddis’s work, clarifying what it can offer readers more than a century after his birth.

Creative Writing III: Short Story (Permanent Section)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:57pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

“Reading for Wellness”

 

Taking inspiration from the in/of that joins Health and Humanities in this year’s conference theme, this panel seeks papers that broadly consider the relationship between the short story form and wellbeing.   

 

Individual and Collective Wellbeing

 

Claims made for the humanness of the short story form – its capacity to capture, condense, and convey essential elements if not the Truth of human experience – take on added urgency in an age increasingly characterized as inhuman.   

 

Submissions to this panel, then, might

 

John Steinbeck Panel at the Western Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:57pm
International Steinbeck Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2024

Call for Papers: Panel on John Steinbeck Scholarship

The International Steinbeck Society is pleased to announce a call for papers for a panel dedicated to scholarship on John Steinbeck at the 2024 Western Lit Association Conference, which will take place from October 2-4 in Tucson, AZ. We invite scholars and enthusiasts of Steinbeck's works to submit proposals for papers that will approach Steinbeck from a variety of literary lenses.

This panel seeks to engage with diverse perspectives on John Steinbeck's writings. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following themes:

ALA 2024 Symposium on American Poetry

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:56pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

ALA Symposium “American Poetry”American Poetry

November 7-9, 2024
Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe
828 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501

Conference Director:
Richard Flynn, Georgia Southern University

Keynote Speaker:
Karen L. Kilcup
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Conference Fee: $175

Care in the Environmental Humanities

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:56pm
Dr. Alice Hall (University of York), Dr. Thomas Houlton (University of York)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

'Care in the Environmental Humanities'

A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787)

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2024 

Website: https://www.mdpi.com/si/194481

 

T. S. Eliot Studies Annual - Vol 7 CFP

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:56pm
T. S. Eliot Studies Annual
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual is the leading venue for the critical reassessment of Eliot’s life and work in light of the ongoing publication of his letters, critical volumes of his complete prose, the 2015 edition of his complete poems, and the forthcoming critical edition of his plays.

All critical approaches are welcome, as are essays pertaining to any aspect of Eliot’s work as a poet, critic, playwright, editor, foremost exemplar of modernism, or his influence on twentieth-century and contemporary literature and culture.

MMLA 2024 - American Literature pre 1870 - Permanent Panel

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

As historian Kim E. Nielson argues in A Disability History of the United States, the health of the body became metaphorically linked to the health of the nation in the early national period. The nationalist rhetoric of the healthy body politic led to the marginalization of individuals seen as occupying “deficient” or dependent bodies.  This panel seeks to explore this dynamic from the perspective of those excluded by this rhetoric. Papers focused on artists, writers, and other art producers who experienced disability during the era are welcome. How did these figures respond to the nationalist mythos, and how did they envision themselves with respect to the body politic?

*Extended Deadline* Black Feminist Excesses

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Proposed Working Group for MLA 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Black Feminist Excesses

(MLA 2025 Proposed Working Group)

 

This working group aims to theorize excess, desire and unbridled being in Black feminist and womanist studies. How does Black feminism and womanism engage disparate, wayward, or fringe forms of identity, embodiment, materiality, affect and culture?  How can concepts like ‘indulgence’ or ‘aspiration’ be considered or troubled among current theoretical frameworks? What do you think is on the horizon for Black feminist and womanist thought in moving beyond the postfeminist moment?

 

Narratives of Health(s): Exploring Positionalities through the Medical Humanities Lens

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024

Keeping in mind the theme of MMLA 2024, “Health in/of the Humanities,” the Women in Literature panels seek ways to explore the intersection of Medical Humanities and women in literature. Particularly, it aims to highlight the variety of representations and embodiedness of queer and women’s health, dis/abilities, illness, and motherhood in multiple sites and through various forms of media, including popular magazines, newspapers, television and film, fiction, advertisements, and medical records. In terms of temporal and geographic scope, the panel solicits contributions focusing on the late-nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, with no geographical restrictions.

 

Urban Mediations: International Conference on the Narratives, Ecologies, and Poetics of the City (Hong Kong, 5-6 December 2024)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
City University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, 5 December 2024

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, 6 December 2024

 

This international, interdisciplinary conference aims to uncover emergent frameworks and methods for the interpretation and analysis of literary, filmic, and cultural texts relating to the profound transformation of cities around the world across the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

Reconceptualizing Religion in Early African American Literature

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Special Issue of Early American Studies (UPenn)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

For a special issue on early African American literature and religion, Early American Studies (UPenn) seek article-length contributions on how 18th and 19th century Black writers reconceptualized religion beyond the telos of the nation-state. The roles of religion and religious thought in early Black culture have often been understood within the dualistic frame of resistance whereby Christianity, the dominant religion of colonial and antebellum American society, is both employed by masters to subjugate the enslaved and employed by the slaved to resist their masters’ subjugation of them.

CFP: Submissions for The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy special issue – Labor, Political Economy, and Activism

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:53pm
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Journal of Interactive Technology and PedagogyThemed Issue 24:

Digital Humanities: Labor, Political Economy, and Activism in the Age of Digital Mediation

Issue Editors:

Matthew N. Hannah, Purdue University

Gabriel Hankins, Clemson University

Anna Alexis Larsson, Indiana University

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work at the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research for a special issue on Digital Humanities, labor, political economy, and activism. 

Conference The Global Novel: Bridging Material Objects and Forms

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:53pm
“The Novel as Global Form. Poetic Challenges and Cross-border Literary Circulation” (Spanish Research Agency, PID2020-118610GA-I00), with the collaboration of the ERC Consolidator Grant project Ocean Crime Narratives -OCN (GA 101043711), and the Arts and
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2024

The Global Novel Research Project’s final conference gathers scholars pursuing research on the contemporary novel from a global perspective, from any literary and linguistic tradition. The conference topic aligns with the project's objective. We are interested in a new, more integrated, and decentralized perspective in the study of the emergent genre of the global novel, defined as a narrative form that aspires to represent and think about the contemporary world from a global perspective. This new approach will help us better understand how the global novel contributes, discusses and builds global discourses through specific exploratory poetics. Simultaneously, it will help map the uneven circulation of these works within the literary space.

The Humanities and Social Sciences in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:53pm
The Open University of Israel- DHSS (Digital Humanities and Social Sciences) Hub
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

 

Call for Papers – DHSS Hub Conference

The Humanities and Social Sciences

in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

 https://www.openu.ac.il/en/dhsshub/conference/pages/default.aspx

 

The DHSS (Digital Humanities and Social Sciences) Hub at the Open Univesity of Israel invites you to submit proposals for our first annual conference. The conference will take place on September 8th, 2024 at the Open University of Israel, Israel, and will be followed by three days of summer school (Sept 9-11 2024). 

CfP: Form and Its Discontents, a special issue of Qui Parle

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:53pm
Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences (Duke University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Form and its Discontents, a special issue of Qui Parle

 

Thus formless is not only an adjective having a given meaning, but a term that serves to bring things down in the world, generally requiring that each thing have its form. What it designates has no rights in any sense and gets itself squashed everywhere, like a spider or an earthworm. 

— Georges Bataille, Informe (“Formless”), 1929

 

Scholarly Editing Rolling Call for Submissions

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:53pm
Scholarly Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 31, 2025

Rolling Call for Contributions

We have a rolling call for contributions and are happy to accept them at any time. However, if you would like your piece to be considered for publication in the next volume, please submit your piece for peer review by May 30, 2024.

Medieval Literature Panel at PAMLA (November 2024)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:53pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Abstract: Medieval Literature will study multiple aspects of medieval literature, with special consideration for work that engages with the conference theme, "Translation in Action." This panel welcomes a broad interpretation of the theme as it relates to Medieval literature as well as the field of medieval studies itself. We also welcome work that considers translation and other similar frameworks.

 

Peer Reviewed with Widening Scope

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Renascence: Essays on Literature and Ethics, Spirituality, and Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Renascence: Essays on Literature and Ethics, Spirituality, and Religion continues to publish scholarship on a wide range of time periods, traditions, and perspectives. While welcoming essays on our longstanding concerns such as T S Eliot, Flannery O’Connor, and Graham Greene, we call attention to our recent interventions into contemporary writers like Marilynne Robinson and Carolyn Forché, into Dante studies and Shakespeare studies, and into non-Western areas of inquiry.

Scots on Screen (2025 MLA)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
MLA Scottish Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

Seeking papers that explore representations of Scotland in film and television, including literary adaptations, “tartan noir,” romance and fantasy. Please submit a 250-word abstract and 100-word bio.

Extended deadline for submissions: Monday, 25 March 2024

Scottish Pastoral: 300 Years of Ramsay's Gentle Shepherd (2025 MLA)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
MLA Scottish Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

Celebrating the tercentenary of Allan Ramsay’s Gentle Shepherd, seeking papers on pastoral(ism) and development, improvement, colonialism, or class in Scotland across the long durée. Please submit a 250-word abstract and 100-word bio.

Extebded Deadline for submissions: Monday, 25 March 2024

Vulnerable Lives, Precarious Existence: Contemporary Narratives of Vulnerability from the Global South

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Dr.Chilkhe Ganesh Nagorao (VIT-Chennai), Dr.Minu Susan Koshy (Mar Thoma College for Women, Kerala), Mr.Rajkumar (Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

Original, unpublished research papers are invited for an edited volume titled Vulnerable Lives, Precarious Existence: Contemporary Narratives of Vulnerability from the Global South, scheduled to be published in 2024.

 

Call for Book Chapters on East Asian Pop Culture and Fandom Studies

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Nandini Pradeep J
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

East Asian pop culture has been increasingly in vogue across the globe since the 1990s, and the Hallyu wave of the early 2000s has further propelled the momentum of this movement. With the growth of this incredible cultural enterprise arose the global fandoms, paving way to the birth of novel fan cultures and traditions and, furthermore, to a global tribe of its own. This presence, which is felt internationally, calls for a space of parrhesia, of breaching certain boundaries, of destroying normative assumptions, of suggesting deviancies, of reclaiming spaces, and so on. The BTS revolution exemplifies this changing geo-cultural flux rather well.

“‘I have no Brother, I am like no Brother’: Shakespeare’s Outsiders.”

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Shakespeare’s dramas in all their generic types—history, romance, comedy, and tragedy—show an interest in exploring what sustains sociopolitical orders, what damages them, and what the human consequences are when such damage occurs. A great deal may be revealed about the viability of a society if we attend to those who are cast as (or see themselves as) aliens, foreigners, or non-conformists with regard to that society’s ruling order, mores, laws, and other key aspects. Bearing in mind that characters who offer the greatest difficulty in terms of identity and relation may be the most valuable objects of study, we will consider a range of Shakespeare’s “outsiders” for the understanding they can provide.

MLA 2025 - Apertures of Access: Neoliberal Grammars of White Supremacy

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Diana Molina & Sophie Ziner
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

This panel interrogates the formal and aesthetic evasions of Black texts and authors in response to the overt and obfuscated grammars of white supremacy. We welcome 250-word abstracts that explore the ways that Black writers enable or restrict the visibility of white supremacist and/or neoliberal grammars of language and grammars of living. Hidden in the etymology of the word grammar is “glamour,” suggesting the enchantment of an optical illusion. And yet, grammar is the architecture that unconsciously structures language and thought, creating the very conventions and norms that dictate how the world should be.

Call for Papers: Theatre in Iranian Society

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Istanbul University Press/ Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Call for Papers

Special Issue for December 2024 (Issue 39)

“Theatre in Iranian Society”

Guest Editor: Fatima Parchekani, Kharazmi University

Deadline for article submission: 30 June 2024

 

CFP - Journal of the Wooden O

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Dr. Stephanie Chamberlain/Journal of the Wooden O
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 18, 2024

The Journal of the Wooden O (JWO) is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. The editors invite papers on topics related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

 

Call for Papers: Punk Scholars Network USA and Canada 2nd Annual Conference

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:51pm
Punk Scholars Network USA and Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 13, 2024

Dates: August 6 & 7, 2024

Location: Chicago at DePaul University (Lincoln Park Campus)

Theme: Punk Aesthetics, Community, Culture, and Politics

Following the success of our first in-person conference in August 2023, we are excited to announce our second in-person conference sponsored by PSN Canada and PSN USA.

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