The Indiana College English Association invites papers for its 88th Annual Conference that engage conversations about “Making the Invisible, Visible” through the discipline of English and its subfields. How do we encourage the sharing of stories, of research that shines light on disparate truths through reading, writing, analysis, discussion, epistemology? How do we engage English Studies to resist restrictions on bodies, identities, teaching and learning, to resist the banning of books and canonical literature? How do we make the invisible visible, from the unpaid labor of adjunct faculty to the unrecognized work of English students, faculty, and Writing Program Administrators? How do we compose and converse about texts of all kinds?
Call for Papers: The Forms of Academic Work
Special Issue of Postmodern Culture
Edited by The Working Group on Academic Forms
Something has changed about the way we watch reality TV. For example, Selling Sunset, a show about selling luxury homes in the Hollywood Hills area, is the new platonic ideal of reality TV. It presents the glamorous, unattainable Hollywood lifestyle but is grounded by the viewers’ social media engagement with the subjects online. These viewing practices facilitate a novel method of watching reality TV. Engagement is now self-reflexive: drama on many of the shows has its roots in Instagram, TikTok, or Reddit feuds about the show, rather than actual conflicts that unfold on-camera. Other series, such as Vanderpump Rules, Indian Matchmaking, and Too Hot to Handle similarly thrive in this social media economy.
Let’s Talk about the 'Hidden Curriculum': Graduate Student Q&A (Roundtable)
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) annual convention
March 7 - 10, 2024
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2023through the NeMLA portal: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20751
From the Yucatán Peninsula to the Florida Keys, the many cultures of the greater Gulf have inscribed the region with their distinctive architectures, re-formed landscapes, and imagined spaces. Where once the Karankawas constructed the ba’ak, the petroleum complex sprawls with its refineries, tank farms, and pipelines.
This seminar builds on successful past seminars on the roles and limits of narrative in bearing witness to trauma and injustice. This year, we examine relationships between silence and abundance as artistic resistance strategies against colonial, racist, and exclusionary narratives.
Session Title: Beowulf the Monster
Although Beowulf has long held place as a praise poem, a rising tide of critique has noted various elements that frame the central protagonist and other heroic figures in the poem as monstrous in key respects (Greenfield, 1982; Griffith 1995; Orchard 1995; Köberl 2002; Sharma 2005; Gwara 2009). Despite these critiques, however, the hero’s virtuous standing remains intact—particularly, in his reputation for exceptional loyalty in a poem replete with inter-tribal feuds and intra-tribal treachery.
Description for Call for Papers:
Proposals for papers and panels will be accepted starting September 1st for the 45th annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.
The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom. The list of ideas below is limited, so if you have an idea that is not listed, please suggest the new topic. We are an interdisciplinary area and encourage submissions from multiple perspectives and disciplines.
Topics might include:
Seeking Contributors for MLA volume, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Colson Whitehead
Edited by Stephanie Li
Special issue editors:
Lawrence May (University of Auckland)
Poppy Wilde (Birmingham City University)
CRES Justice Conference 2024: Movements and Migrations
March 7 and 8, 2024
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
Abstract Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2023
Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karma Chávez, The University of Texas at Austin
We seek essays for a collection on Intermedial Modernism that take as their primary focus the integration of socio-historical cultural critique and intermedial materials, forms, and structures from roughly 1890 to 1950. How does intermediality inform or delimit intersectionality in the period’s artists and their artefacts? How do relations amongst and between various media constellations shape our understanding of modernism? What are the political stakes of engaging with materials in this way?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Beyond mere sustenance, food often serves as a rich source of meaning, symbolizing cultural, social, and psychological dimensions. This panel invites scholars to examine literary moments where food becomes an integral part of the narrative, exploring its multifaceted roles and its ability to facilitate storytelling. Papers discussing food as setting, symbol, descriptor, or as other literary devices welcome. Please submit a 250 word abstract directly to the conference website: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20637
Sacred Cultures in Politics, a collection of scholarly articles, seeks to reveal sacred and/or religious rhetoric serving as persuasive tools in the vast arena of political activism. In his Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, Giorgio Agamben challenges religious institutions to use their persuasive powers not for priestly privilege but “to make a new possible” for humanity. In a similar spirit, this collection seeks to make transparent both the rhetorical systems and their use in local, national, regional, or global political arenas.
William Wells Brown as a Man of Letters
Call for Papers, MELUS Themed Issue:
“Black Speculations / Black Futures”
Guested Edited by Justin L. Mann and Samantha Pinto
Deadline for Abstracts: November 17, 2023
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and the blockbuster cinematic world of
Wakanda, Black futures proliferate—hypervisible in sci-fi casting, in reading lists for liberal
audiences, in political discourses of anti-racism and their backlash. But imagining Black futures
is not, in fact, a new (pre)occupation in Black literature and expressive culture. World-building,
Time is running out! Please pass the following along to colleagues/students who you think might be interested:
Apply to the New Scholars Program by September 5
The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) New Scholars Program strives to welcome researchers who have not previously published, lectured, or taught on bibliographical subjects by nurturing and promoting their scholarship. Each year, three New Scholars receive a cash award of $1,000, a $500 travel stipend, and the opportunity to present their work by participating in a two-pronged program:
Call for Papers: International Committee Focus Panel
2024 Children’s Literature Association Conference
May 30-June 1, 2024
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Eco-environmental criticism has now become a staple presence in the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary landscape. Considerations focused on the environment, health, and the human impact on matters such as climate change, have been prominent in critical discussions, from the humanities to the social sciences, from economics to geo-politics, from medical humanities to environmental management. As distinct aspect of these conversations has been the growing focus on the fear of ecological destruction for the planet, with all the inevitable consequences that this entails.
Author-focused literary studies have long ruled the roost, but some of the most important books have not had clear authors. Rather than a single author, these books have multiple authors, or false authors, or no author, or we simply do not know who conceived of and wrote
CFP for 2024 C19 Conference Panel:
William Wells Brown as a Man of Letters
Re-Creating Camelot? Community-Building in Arthurian Studies (A Roundtable) (virtual)
Sponsored by Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain and International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)
Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa and Joseph M. Sullivan
Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023
59th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
Hybrid event: Thursday, 9 May, through Saturday, 11 May, 2024
This roundtable is being organized as part of NeMLA 2024, centered around the theme of SURPLUS.
In a 2015 multimedia manifesto titled “Towards Arabfuturism/s” the Jordanian artist Sulaïman Majali writes that “Arabfuturism/s, like most creative provocations, is born of counter-culture” in which “notions of belonging are constantly challenged by the strangers, the marginalised, the outsiders: workers, rebels, immigrants, artists who see from the margins– looking in – that there is no homogenous culture or identity.” For Majali, like many contemporary artists interrogating the possibilities and limits of futurity amidst ecological, territorial, existential, and ideological states of crisis, -futurism “signifies a defiant cultural break, a projection forward into what is, beyond ongoing eurocentric, hegemonic narrativ
Through this Call for Papers, the JASNA Ohio North Coast Region invites submission of proposals for breakout sessions at the 2024 AGM, and applications for the New Voices Breakout Speaker grant.
The AGM theme is “Austen, Annotated: Jane Austen’s Literary, Political, and Cultural Origins.”
Literature as Discourse
5th & 6th October 2023
Research and Cultural Forum (RCF)
Department of English
The FES Acatlán (UNAM) through its Research Program, the Humanities Division, the Humanities Program and the Hispanic Language and Literature and History Sections, have the honor to convene the 3rd "Connections and Human Aspects of Urban Space" International Conference. It will take place on November the 14th and 15th 2023 online.
Queer Children’s Film and Television
Online One-Day Symposium, 17th November 2023
Individual papers are welcomed for ‘Queer Children’s Film and Television,’ an online, one-day symposium to be held on 17th November 2023. The symposium explores depictions of queerness in children’s film and television, and the queerness of children’s films and TV. This symposium precedes an opportunity to contribute to a proposed edited collection, intended as a part of Edinburgh University Press’ new ‘Children’s Film and Television’ book series.
The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden seeks proposals for a multidisciplinary conference on Visions of Racial Justice and Childhood to be held in Camden, NJ, USA, on June 6 to June 8, 2024. This conference invites presentations that consider how different social actors and entities, including (but not limited to) governments, corporations, non- governmental organizations, and activist groups, have envisioned racial justice in relation to childhood and youth. What visions of racial justice are sustained, contested, and otherwise engaged across children’s literature, media, and popular culture?