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Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:49pm
Randy Laist
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Call for Chapter Proposals:

Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction

 

We are soliciting chapters for a forthcoming book, Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction, a collection of essays examining how American literary, filmic, and televisual narratives have represented and reimagined themes of personal and political agency within the context of 21st-century aspirations and anxieties.

Robin Hood Fantasies: Beyond Realism and Verisimilitude (A Roundtable, Virtual), ICMS, Kalamzoo, May 11-13, 2023

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:44pm
Alexander L. Kaufman / International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

CFP: 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 11–13, 2023

Sponsored Session of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies (IARHS)

Robin Hood Fantasies: Beyond Realism and Verisimilitude (A Roundtable)

Contact: Alexander L. Kaufman, alkaufman@bsu.edu
Session Modality: Virtual

Disobedient Lives, Disorderly Archives: Social Justice Agency in Archival Spaces and Arts

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:44pm
Jessica Lowell Mason and Nicole Crevar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Abstract: This roundtable will bring together scholars interested in developing and studying archives that push the boundaries of what we consider the archive. At the roundtable, through our work, we will consider questions that arise within archival practices and arts, such as: what constitutes or counts as an archive, what kinds of archival delineations should be drawn, pushed back against, or ruptured, and, perhaps most importantly, what is or should be the role of the archive in combating systemic injustice and advancing social justice?

International Conference 'Touring Travel Writing II: Between Fact and Fiction'

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:43pm
CETAPS (Nova University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

As indicated by the number in its title, this conference is the second in a series
focused on travel writing studies.The first one, which took place in 2019,
celebrated the 300th anniversary ofthe publication of Robinson Crusoe (1719)
and its literarylegacy.This second edition will celebrate the 100th anniversary
of James Joyce’s modernist novel Ulysses (1922), which chronicles the
itinerary of Leopold Bloom in Dublinin the course of an ordinary day.
CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies,
Universidade Nova, Lisbon) and CELIS (Centre de Recherches sur les
Littératures et la Sociopoétique, Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-

Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:04pm
Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

The ASCP provides a broad intellectual forum for scholars working within or in communication with continental philosophy and European philosophical traditions. We welcome papers from philosophers, non-philosophers and anti-philosophers working in any discipline, from diverse backgrounds at any stage of their career.

 

Details about the 2022 annual conference:

 

University of Melbourne

 

28 – 30 November

Keynote Speakers:

  • Claire Colebrook (Penn State) 

Managing Milestones: Navigating Grad School’s Hidden Curriculum (GSC Session)

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:03pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023) Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

How does one move from being an undergraduate to a graduate student and then to a professional? How does one prepare for a comprehensive exam? Who would make for the best members of a dissertation committee? What are some milestones to keep track of in the final year before graduation?

Call for Book Chapters:Empowering Women in the Digital Economy

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:03pm
Prof. Richard Boateng, BRIGHT Network and University of Ghana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Empowering Women in the Digital Economy: A Quest for Meaningful Connectivity and Access in Developing Countries

The Challenge:

Serious Laughter: African American and African Humor

updated: 
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 7:02pm
Jasleen Singh, Sylvanna Baugh / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Please submit abstracts of 300 words directly through the NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) portal here: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19891, by 30 September 2022. This is for the NeMLA convention hosted in Niagara Falls, New York from March 23 to March 26, 2023.

When It Changed: Women in SF/F since 1972

updated: 
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 4:41pm
Science Fiction Foundation / Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, Glasgow University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2022

To mark the 50th anniversary of Joanna Russ’s landmark short story, ‘When It Changed’, the Science Fiction Foundation and the Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at Glasgow University are proposing an online conference (3-4 December 2022) on women’s role in reshaping science fiction.

RSA 23 San Juan: Milton and the Project of Decolonization

updated: 
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 12:49pm
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, July 29.

The Milton Society of America seeks to assemble a panel that considers how researching and teaching Milton can advance the shared work of decolonizing our curriculum and scholarship. To be considered, please send, no later than July 29, a 200-word abstract and an abbreviated cv to Eric Song at MiltonSocietySec@gmail.com.

RSA 23 San Juan: Milton and the Experience of Loss

updated: 
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 12:49pm
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, July 29.

For this panel, the Milton Society of America invites papers that consider how John Milton’s writings handle loss in its many senses—not just bereavement, but also the foreclosure of personal hopes and political aims. To be considered, please send, no later than July 29, a 200-word abstract and an abbreviated cv to Eric Song at MiltonSocietySec@gmail.com.

 

RSA 23 San Juan: New Perspectives on Milton’s Poetics

updated: 
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 12:48pm
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, July 29.

The Milton Society of America invites papers on any aspect of John Milton’s poetics. To be considered, please send, no later than July 29, a 200-word abstract and an abbreviated cv to Eric Song at MiltonSocietySec@gmail.com.

 

RSA 23 San Juan: Milton after Political Theology

updated: 
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 12:48pm
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, July 29.

 

The discourse of political theology recently energized early modern scholarship, but its future trajectory remains uncertain. The Milton Society of America seeks to assemble a panel considering how John Milton’s writings might help us recalibrate the way we study the relationships between religion and politics, between early modern and modern formations. To be considered, please send, no later than July 29, a 200-word abstract and an abbreviated cv to Eric Song at MiltonSocietySec@gmail.com.

Queer Community in the Middle Ages @ Leeds IMC 2023

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 2:11pm
Tim Wingard
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 5, 2022

The notion of an emergent medieval ‘gay subculture’ remains one of the most highly contested claims of John Boswell’s 1981 magnum opus Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality. In the decades since its publication, research on medieval queerness has tended to emphasise the individual over the collective whether in terms of identity, experience and as constructed discursive subjects. Despite this, landmark studies such as those by Michael Rocke, Carolyn Dinshaw and Kadin Henningsen have demonstrated some of the ways in which medieval people built networks of companionship and mutual support grounded in a shared experience of living outside of their societies’ norms of gender and sexuality.

Human(ities) Matters: Academia, Community, and Civic Life (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 1:51pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023) Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The humanities as an academic field has always been predicated on helping societies harness critical knowledge in improving our understanding of the human condition. Yet, scholars in the humanities continue to have a challenging time bridging their work with the larger preoccupations of the community, continuing to be weighed down by the twin discourses of triviality or the “Ivory Tower”. The rise of public humanities–the work of engaging communities-at-large in the intersections of history, traditions, humanistic culture, and material realities of civic life–is a testament to the value that humanities scholars can bring to the public when they are able to translate their high-level academic skills into transformative prospects outside the university.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Apocalypses" by Oct 16, 2022

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 1:51pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 16, 2022

In his 2017 inauguration speech, Donald Trump painted a picture of “American carnage” sweeping the nation. Echoing the rhetoric used throughout his campaign, he described his vision of the present state of America in apocalyptic terms: from “rusted out factories, scattered like tombstones across the landscape” to “the crime, and the gangs, and the drugs that have stolen too many lives.” For Trump and his supporters, this apocalypse was the America he was inheriting—yet for many other Americans, such tropes were instead used to characterize the nation that Trump led from 2017 to 2021. Accordingly, in his 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden evoked similar language when he framed the presidential election as a “battle for the soul of this nation.”

Publishing Mentorship (GSC Session) (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 1:51pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023) Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The “publish or perish” mantra in academia intimidates and baffles graduate students in equal measure at different stages in their careers. Too often, there is neither enough discussion nor adequate support available at the departmental level to help graduate students navigate the opaque process of revising a conference-length paper into a publishable manuscript.

War and Representation in India/ Extended Deadline

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:35am
University of Delhi/ Revue Lisa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Call for journal articles/ Concept note for 

War and Representation in India

Special Issue, Revue Lisa

 

The Incredible Nineteenth Century: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Fairy Tale

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:35am
Journals@MTSU, James Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

The Incredible Nineteenth Century: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Fairy Tale (I19) seeks to publish the best scholarship on the century that was, in many ways, the time period in which the modern genres of science fiction and fantasy began, and in which the academic study of fairy tale and folklore has its roots. I19 interprets “the nineteenth century” broadly, using the dates of “The Long Nineteenth Century”—roughly, from the beginning of the French Revolution to the end of World War I—but even these dates are just notable historical markers as they approximately coincide with Romanticism and Modernism, respectively.

Association for Asian Studies 2022 Annual Conference - Panel CFP Imagining the Asian Past: Narratives and Themes in Multimedia

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:34am
Association for Asian Studies 2022 Annual Conference - Panel CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

The Association for Asian Studies 2022 Annual Conference

In Person: Thursday, March 16 - Sunday, March 19, 2023 in Boston, MA

Virtual: February 17-18, 2023

Organized Panel Proposal [will decide whether in person or in virtual with panelists]

 

Call for Papers 

Imagining the Asian Past: Narratives and Themes in Multimedia

 

Seeking Essays about Rural Pennsylvania

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:34am
Bucknell University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

Narrative essays about life in rural Pennsylvania sought for an anthology to be edited by Jerry Wemple, a PA-native and award-winning poet and creative nonfiction writer. Outside of settings in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, the idea of rural is open to the writer’s interpretation. However, a sense of place must be at the forefront of the work. (Julia Spicher Kasdorf’s essay “Mountains and Valleys” in her publication The Body and the Book is an example of the type of focus sought.) Rural Pennsylvania has a diverse history dating back hundreds of years. However, the breadth of that diversity is sometimes unacknowledged. Therefore, we are especially interested in considering essays by writers of Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian ancestry.

Call for Abstracts: Underground Imaginaries (ESCL/SELC CONFERENCE 2023)

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:34am
European Society of Comparative Literature/Société Européenne de Littérature Comparée (ESCL/SELC)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 4, 2022

The European Society of Comparative Literature/Société Européenne de Littérature Comparée (ESCL/SELC), in conjunction with the research networks Fringe Urban Narratives and EROSS: Expressions, Research Orientations – Sexuality Studies, announces this conference dedicated to exploring the geographies of the underground.

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