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Psychoanalysis for Non-Fascist Life (MLA 2025 Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 1:02pm
Jay Garcia/ TC Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Which strands of psychoanalytic thinking might be activated today to both interpret contemporary forms of fascism – seen most readily in far-right movements and authoritarian politics but elsewhere as well – and offer avenues of thought and practice toward non-fascist formations?

 

This roundtable considers which literatures of psychoanalysis, broadly construed, are most relevant to the social and political circumstances of the present moment, with an emphasis on what recuperations of psychoanalytic thought could further projects of what Michel Foucault called “non-fascist life.”

 

Critical Plant Studies Book Series

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Critical Plant Studies, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, calls us to re-examine in fundamental ways our understanding of and engagement with plants, drawing on diverse disciplinary perspectives. A sampling of topics appropriate for this series includes but is not limited to:
• Representations of plants in literature, art, film, and popular culture
• Relationships between humans and plants
• Boundaries and distinctions between plants and animals
• Plants and the environmental crisis

Ecocritical Theory and Practice Book Series

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Ecocritical Theory and Practice, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking proposals at the interface of literary/cultural studies and the environment. Learn more about the 90+ books already published in the series on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/ETAP/Ecocritical-Theory-and-Practice

Environment and Society Book Series

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Environment and Society, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking proposals covering a broad range of topics in environmental studies from the perspectives of the social sciences and humanities. Learn more about the 30 books already in the series on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/LEXES

My Impossible Soul: The Metamodern Music of Sufjan Stevens

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 12:49pm
Tom Drayton & Greg Dember
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1st 2024

My Impossible Soul: The Metamodern Music of Sufjan Stevens

Edited by Dr Tom Drayton, Greg Dember, Dr Joshua Busman and Dr Maren Haynes Marchesini

 

ROUTLEDGE BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 3:03am
ROUTLEDGE, Taylor & Francis, Informa, Informa UK Limited
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2025

BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus (Routledge, Global Edition) 

Series Editors: Goutam Karmakar, Puspa Damai, Payel Pal, and Deimantas Valančiūnas

Building Coalitions: Advocating for Graduate Labor Needs Across Institutions

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 6:14pm
Kate Ostrom
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

In November 2022, the University of California participated in the largest strike in higher education when 48,000 graduate workers, post-docs, and academic researchers went on strike to advocate for their collective labor needs. Following this collaborative framework, we seek presentations focused on coalition building to address labor issues impacting graduate students in literature and languages across institutions. 

Potential paper might address, but are not limited to, the following: 

    • Unionization efforts and graduate labor strikes and resistance; 

  • Collective bargaining success and struggles;

Iperstoria no. 24: "Anglo-American Digital/Electronic Literature: Theories, Forms and Practices"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:52am
Andrea Pitozzi, University of Bergamo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Anglo-American Digital/Electronic Literature: Theories, Forms and Practices

Iperstoria - Journal of American and English Studies no. 24 – Call for Papers Fall 2024 

 

Editors:

Andrea Pitozzi, Università degli Studi di Bergamo

Mario Verdicchio, Università degli Studi di Bergamo

 

Time and Temporality in Neoliberal Aesthetics | ASAP15 (New York)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:52am
ASAP15
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

This panel will consider how neoliberalism shifts conceptions of time and temporality, especially in how they relate to aesthetics. We invite papers that engage critically with contemporary works of art and literature to ask how they represent time, and/or how shifting conceptions of time and temporality relate to aesthetic consumption and interpretation.

Second Call for Papers: Language, Literature, and Dialogue

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:51am
Faculty of Foreign Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Faculty of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce that its 13th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies will be held on 24 and 25 May 2024. The topic for this edition of our annual conference is

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND DIALOGUE

We are also proud to announce two of this year’s four keynote speakers:

M. G. Sanchez, a Gibraltarian author and academic, will deliver a lecture titled “Dialoguing with the Ghosts of the Past: Engaging with Gibraltarian History in the Novels Jonathan Gallardo and Marlboro Man

Theorizing "Twinks" in Literature, Culture, and Cinema | MLA 2025 (New Orleans)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:51am
Rahul Sen (Tufts University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

What is queer theory's relationship to the "twink"? This panel welcomes submissions that use different theoretical routes to interrogate the figure of the "twink" as a type, as a form, as an aesthetic, as a category of masculinity, and so on. 

MLA 2025 Special Session - Medieval Masculinity and Its (Ir)Relevance

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:51am
Megan Maldonado
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

This is a Special Session proposal (i.e., not guaranteed session) for MLA 2025. Full session title is "Chivalry is Dead? Medieval Masculinity and Its (Ir)Relevance." You can find the CFP on the MLA website at this link:  https://mla.confex.com/mla/2025/webprogrampreliminary/index.html

I invite papers that explore medieval conceptions of masculinity, what the "medieval masculine" could mean, how it is embodied, and whether medieval masculinity can address the abundantly visible yet often dismissed "masculinity crisis" today. Questions we might ask:

The poetics of early modern scientific poetry

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:51am
University of Bayreuth, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2024

Conference: The Poetics of Early Modern Scientific Poetry

28―30 November, 2024 – University of Bayreuth, Germany


Inaugural conference of the international AHRC/DFG research consortium,
Scientific Poetry and Poetics in Britain and Germany, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

(University of York; Anglia Ruskin University; University of Marburg; University of Bayreuth)


Sustainability: Which Way Now?

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:50am
Bhabani Shankar Nayak, London Metropolitan University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 26, 2024

Sustainability: Which Way Now?

 

Bhabani Shankar Nayak

Dr Samuel O Idowu

Dr Amr Khafagy

Background

Unmasking the Unspoken: Beyond the Edges of Taboos

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:50am
Linguæ & - Journal of Modern Languages and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

"Unmasking the Unspoken: Beyond the Edges of Taboos"Guest-edited by Rossana Sebellin and Tommaso Continisio

THE TEXT-CFP: VOL.6, NO.2, JULY 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:50am
THE TEXT (ISSN: 2581-9526)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

The Text, an International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language, Literature and Critical Theory (ISSN: 2581-9526) invites original, unpublished research papers for July 2024 issue.

Indexed in:

FRAME 37.2 "Between the Lines"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:49am
FRAME Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS                            FRAME 37.2 "Between the Lines"

Call for contributions - essays on literature and ecology

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:49am
MELOW: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Papers (3500-5000 words, following the latest MLA guidelines) are invited on the following broad themes:

Untimely Time: On History’s Instrumental Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:49am
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2024

History is frequently at the heart of how people view themselves and others in modern culture. The construction of the self in political, social, religious, and other spheres often exhibits an “instrumental” use of history in Nietzsche’s terms (a category also taken up by others, notably Foucault, Trouillot, and, more recently, implicitly in Priya Satia in Time’s Monster). The past is not simply a narrative of meaning connecting causality, leading from former times to the present, but it is also a means of crafting and molding a particular moment. In other words, the present is in the past. Perceptions of history are finding footing in modern causes and are proving to be instrumental for predetermined ends. 

CFP - Afterworlds: Communication and Representation of the Afterlife

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:49am
ECHO – Interdisciplinary Journal of Communication Languages, Cultures, Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2024

Afterworlds

 Communication and Representation of the Afterlife

 

Life after death is a fiction. It imagines a world other than our own […] Fiction is also a kind of life after death and, in contemporary culture, the afterlife finds its most pervasive and diverse manifestations in the forms of narrative fiction.

(Bennett 2012, p. 1)

 

(Inter)Disciplinary Bodies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:48am
Brunel University London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

(Inter)Disciplinary Bodies
Call for Papers - Deadline 29 February 2024
 (Inter)Disciplinary Bodies
International Conference, at Brunel University London, 25 to 27 June 2024
Call for Papers - deadline Thursday 29 February 2024

Bodies refers to humans, non-humans, knowledges, knowledge systems, and communities. 

Call for Book Proposals in British Romanticism

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:27am
Anthem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Anthem Press is actively seeking book proposals for Gender and Culture in the Romantic Era, 1780-1830, a series of scholarly monographs and edited collections devoted to the topics of gender and culture in British poetry, fiction, and drama from roughly 1780 to 1830. In terms of gender, the series encompasses scholarship related to the lives and works of women writers but also includes studies that address broader constructions of gender identity and sexuality.

International Conference on Emerging Technologies in English Language Education in the 21st Century: Addressing the Present and Envisioning the Future

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:26am
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and Tung Wah College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The International Conference on Emerging Technologies in English Language Education in the 21st Century: Addressing the Present and Envisioning the Future aims to bring together researchers, educators, and practitioners from across the globe to delve into the profound impact of technology on English language education. With its focus on addressing present challenges and envisioning the future, this conference serves as an instrumental platform for sharing cutting-edge ideas, innovative approaches, and ground-breaking research findings.

Routledge Companion to Literature and Sound

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:26am
Maria Engberg / Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Call for Contributions to the Routledge Companion to Literature and Sound

Editors: Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen and Maria Engberg

Verge 13.1 CfP

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:25am
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 15, 2025

A PDF of this call is available here.

For questions, contact verge@psu.edu.

Deadlines: June 1, 2025 (Convergence proposals)
September 15, 2025 (Essay submissions)

NARRATIVES OF DISEASE IN LITERATURE AND CULTURE. The 7th International Conference on English Language and Anglophone Literatures Today (ELALT 7)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:25am
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 30, 2024

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES

FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY

UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD

 

 

is happy to announce

 

 

THE 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES TODAY (ELALT 7)

 

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad and of the English Department

 

October 26-27, 2024

The conference will be held ONLINE and is FREE OF CHARGE

Metaphors of Compilation

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:24am
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

This special issue of English Language Notes invites interdisciplinary perspectives on the poetic and metaphorical possibilities of compilation, a word both ubiquitous and lacking a single, agreed-upon meaning. From Latin compilatio (“a raking together, pillaging, plundering; hence, concr., sportively of a collection of documents, a compilation”), “compilation” can describe poetic composition, physical construction, and the artful orchestration of those domains by means of page-layout, indexing, and comparable readerly aids. Both action and result, compilation figures an object in terms at once material and literary.

Black Literary Ecologies [MLA 2025 Special Session: New Orleans, LA, Jan. 9-12]

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:24am
Alex Alston
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

This panel seeks 250-300 word abstracts exploring political and aesthetic questions across postbellum 19th and 20th century African American and Caribbean literature across a range of subjects including nonhuman animality, ecocriticism or ecopoetics, political ecology, and/or what Chelsea Frazier calls "black feminist ecological thought." Papers placing themselves in conversation with J.T. Roane's theorization of "black ecologies" in and/or beyond literature as well as those taking up Kimberly Ruffin's work on Black ecoliterary traditions are especially encouraged, but the call is open to the broadest sense of the concepts and terms listed above. 

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