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CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture – Northeast Popular and American Culture Association Fall Conference 2023

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2023 - 3:30pm
Northeast Popular and American Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association’s Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture area welcomes paper submissions from graduate students, educators, and independent researchers of popular culture. NEPCA’s 2023 fall virtual conference will be held October 12 – October 14, 2023 via Zoom. The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2023.

We encourage panel proposals as well as individual submissions.

Papers are generally 15–20 minutes in length. We also encourage works in progress, and informal presentations. 

This area considers the intersection of politics, civic life, and popular culture. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Media Convergence in Postcolonial Locations

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2023 - 3:20pm
Dominican University, Ibadan, Nigeria
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

A one-day Colloquium (Hybrid)

11 August 2023

Dominican University, Ibadan, Nigeria

Democracy Today?

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2023 - 12:07pm
The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Democracy Today?

 

The 2024 Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Annual Conference

March 22–23, 2024

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY

New York, NY

Co-sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY

Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2023

 

Conference Description

Mediated Ruins in Contemporary Landscapes of the Americas

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2023 - 12:07pm
Cornell University NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Mediated Ruins in Contemporary Landscapes of the Americas

chairs: Paulo Lorca Fuentealba (Cornell University) and Ashley Edlund-Chescheir (Cornell University)

Join us in Boston for NEMLA, March 7th-10th, 2024

Description:

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Special Volume on Artificial Intelligence, Writing, and Critical Thinking

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2023 - 11:19am
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

The growing potential of artificial intelligence to generate content undetectable to plagiarism checkers has created a sense of urgency across higher education.  What are the pedagogical and curricular implications of artificial intelligence for writing and critical thinking?  What are the pedagogical and curricular responses to this rapidly advancing technology that is both widely available and affordable? 

Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing invites submissions for a special volume on Artificial Intelligence, Writing, and Critical Thinking.

Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2023.

NeMLA 2024 - Half Knowledge: Identity, Philosophical Difficulty and the Remains of Value

updated: 
Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 5:30pm
Leo Kadokura, University of Oxford, NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

  • Conference: 55th NeMLA Convention 
  • Conference Theme: Surplus
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Abstract Deadline for Paper Proposals: 30th September 2023
  • Conference Date: 7-10th March 2024

PanelHalf Knowledge: Identity, Philosophical Difficulty and the Remains of Value 

Chair(s): Leo Kadokura (University of Oxford)

Culture Wars 2.0: Teaching Diverse Literature in Troubled Times

updated: 
Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 4:34pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 20, 2023

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 20 *** 

PAMLA Annual Conference 

Portland, Oregon 

October 26-29, 2023 


 

“Culture Wars 2.0” (Roundtable / Special Session) 

Rhetorical Approaches to Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 4:31pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 20, 2023

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 20 *** 

PAMLA Annual Conference 

Portland, Oregon 

October 26-29, 2023 


 "Rhetorical Approaches to Literature" (Paper / Panel)   

Configurations of Sovereignty, Human Rights and Resilience as Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 1:29am
Bennett University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

The proposed Special Issue of Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture (web of science indexed; https://muse.jhu.edu/journal/720)  aims to examine the everyday existential struggles in societies triggered by the exceptionalism of state-capital nexus. It will analyze the epistemes of violence, structures of rampant coloniality in different manifestations, extraction of lands, bodies, and life that underpin the self-expansionist project of cannibalistic capitalism.

A Leap Over: Formation and Dissolution of Urban Boundaries

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 - 3:49pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Please consider submitting your proposal to the PAMLA 2023 panel “A Leap Over: Formation and Dissolution of Urban Boundaries”.

 

Islam and Muslimness in Contemporary Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 - 5:21am
Maria Mothes/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

*CfP still open*

 

Special Session

Presiding Officer/Panel Chair: Maria Mothes (University of Koblenz, Germany)

 

Abstract:

The panel invites papers discussing texts that shape the perception and representation of Muslimness and/or Islam in contemporary literature. Global, transnational, and comparative perspectives are welcome.

 

Description:

Old and New, Beginnings and Endings (18th Century)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 - 4:38am
NEASECS
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 10, 2023

NEASECS 2023 “Old and New, Beginnings and Endings,”

FINAL CALL

 

Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington DC, November 17-19, 2023

 

Precarious Planet: Disability, Rights and Justice

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 10:04am
Bennett University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

 

Conference hosted by the South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies and Challenging Precarity: A Global Network.

University of Wollongong, Sydney Campus, Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia

29 November – 1 December 2023

 

Organisation websites:

https://challengingprecarity.network

Rocking Romanticism

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 9:21am
Université d'Artois
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

ROCKING ROMANTICISM

Romanticism and Rock Music

International Conference

Université d’Artois, Arras, France

Textes et Cultures (UR 4028), équipe interne "Translittéraires", en association
avec l’ENS, la SERA, et LOOP

Thursday 28th-Friday 29th March 2024

Organised by Adrian Grafe (Université d'Artois) and Marc Porée (ENS/PSL)

Vonnegut Surplus, Surplus Vonnegut (NeMLA 2024 Kurt Vonnegut Society Session)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:47am
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Kurt Vonnegut Society is seeking 250-word abstracts for a panel session at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) annual convention in Boston, MA, March 7-10, 2024.

Northeast Modern Language Association - University at Buffalo

All submissions must be made through the following link: View Session (cfplist.com)


Vonnegut Surplus, Surplus Vonnegut

In line with this year’s convention theme, the Kurt Vonnegut Society seeks abstracts that consider what we might call “Surplus Vonnegut” or “Vonnegut Surplus.”

Possible topics might include but are not limited to:

But your kids are gonna love it: Nostalgic Extremism in Depictions of the 1950s

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Popular cultural depictions of the 1950s often emphasise an imagined nostalgic aesthetic of excessive conformity and heterogeneity as the foil to a protagonist’s rebellion against the established order. Commonly, the setting is not explicitly stated as the 1950s, but the cultural touchstones provide a receptive allusion for the audience to place the experiences temporally and contextually. Edward Scissorhands (1990), Don’t Worry Darling (2022) and other iterations of the Stepford Wives storyline, and Pleasantville (1998) all invoke an invented 1950s atmosphere of heightened conformity with an understated element of extremism under threat of non-conformity.

CfP: Listing the World before the Age of Print (IMC 2024)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:47am
Luca Zenobi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

We all have lists of things to do. We also have playlists, shopping lists and lists of pros and cons (not to mention lists of publications). Whether we make them on paper or with an app, lists are central to our lives. They help us make sense of the world around us, keep track of the order of things and sometimes create a whole new order altogether. Lists were just as central to the lives and experiences of medieval people. If anything, the practice of enumeration was even more common in the Middle Ages, when lists fulfilled functions which are now served by other tools sitting at the intersection of written and visual culture, such as maps and databases.

History and form in early modern literature (7500-word essay for volume under contract)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:41am
New Essays on History and Form in Early Modern Literature, edited by Gail Kern Paster and Nick Moschovakis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

We are seeking a complete essay draft (approx. 5000-7500 words) for possible inclusion as a chapter in New Essays on History and Form in Early Modern Literature, edited by Gail Kern Paster and Nick Moschovakis. This opportunity exists because serious health considerations have recently compelled the late withdrawal of an invited contributor. The volume is currently under contract with Routledge for publication in 2024.

Cather Studies 16: Willa Cather’s New York Intersections

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:41am
Cather Studies, University of Nebraska Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Call for submissions: Willa Cather’s New York Intersections

Submissions are invited for volume 16 of Cather Studies, to be published by the University of Nebraska Press. The theme for the volume will be “Willa Cather’s New York Intersections.” Submissions may address New York City as Cather knew it but also the metropolis that was present around her, though perhaps not always visible to her. 

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) Comics and Graphic Novels Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:41am
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) Comics and Graphic Novels Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conferenceto be held October 12 – October 14, 2023, via the Zoom platform.

 

This area considers comics and graphic novels. Among the topics welcomed are those probing:

Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s Online conference to be held October 12 – October 14, 2023

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:41am
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference to be held October 12 – October 14, 2023, via the Zoom platform.

 

VISIONS OF THE AFTERLIFE (online conference)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 4:01am
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

VISIONS OF THE AFTERLIFE

7th December 2023

Online Conference

 

Call for Papers 

Milton’s Place in the Profession: Global Perspectives (RSA 2024) *deadline extended*

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023 - 11:28am
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The Milton Society of America seeks to assemble a roundtable at the RSA 2024 on the shifting role of teaching and writing about the work of John Milton in the academic profession today, in different places across the world. Although some of our conversations will revolve around the serious institutional and vocational challenges that many Miltonists confront, we also hope to hear about creative responses to those challenges as well as contexts in which Milton scholarship is beginning to take hold or developing in new ways. Participants will be asked to open with brief (approximately seven-minute) prepared remarks in order to allow ample time for conversation and discussion.

Milton and Disability (RSA 2024) *deadline extended*

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023 - 11:27am
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The Milton Society of America will propose a panel at the RSA 2024 that promotes the work of premodern disability studies. We invite paper submissions that consider any aspect of John Milton’s writings, life, historical and literary contexts, and intellectual legacy through the lens of critical disability studies. For consideration, please submit an abbreviated CV and a 200-word abstract to Eric Song at MiltonSocietySec@gmail.com, no later than July 12, 2023 (new extended deadline).

350 Years of Paradise Lost, A Poem in Twelve Books (1674-2024) *deadline extended*

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023 - 11:27am
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2023

The Milton Society of America will propose a panel at the RSA 2024 that commemorates the 350th anniversary of the second edition of Paradise Lost—the twelve-book version that would become familiar to us and regarded as the great epic poem in the English language. We invite papers on any aspect of the twelve-book Paradise Lost or on the ways its significance has been reshaped between 1674 and now. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the revision of the original ten-book poem, book history, reception history, and adaptation.

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