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Haunted House Comedies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Murray Leeder
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Haunted houses are horrific locations, but they are funny places too. Buster Keaton found his way into a haunted house (The Haunted House (1921)); so did Harold Lloyd (Haunted Spooks (1920)). Bob Hope stumbled into several, as did comedy troupes like Our Gang and the Bowery Boys. Haunted houses turn up again and again in classic animation, as in Lonesome Ghosts (1937). More recently, filmmakers like the Wayans brothers and Tyler Perry have contributed to the haunted house comedy. Our collection hopes to excavate and understand this neglected strand, exploring some of the foundational connections between horror and comedy around the theme of haunted house.

Refugees and Cultures of Resilience

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Resilience is the ability of the human mind and/or body to respond to adverse circumstances, tragedy, trauma, or any other intimidation to emotional and/or physical integrity and its impacts. It is an individual’s retort to any encroachment on one’s self, and establish self- legitimacy in a hostile environment. But is this power of resilience displayed with homogeneity or heterogeneity among and/or across culturally diverse and rich groups? As a context and culture-specific response, resilience is demonstrated in negotiation with factors, such as spatial, sociocultural, and political. Hence, its study is problematized when it is read as a homogeneous response to adversity by individuals from varied backgrounds.

Memory in a Digital Age

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Centre for Memory Studies, IIT Madras
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 3, 2022

Centre for Memory Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
International Conference in Memory Studies

Memory in a Digital Age 
23-25 August 2022

NeMLA panel on Contemporary Queer and Feminist Writing in Canada

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:51pm
North Eastern MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Considering recent literary and critical trends in Canada, this panel aims to provide a space for scholarship on the evolving role of feminist and queer writing in relation to contemporary political and social issues. In a Canadian context where decades of political gains by queer and feminist activists have been accompanied by constant backlash from various conservative political groups, it seems increasingly pressing to emphasize intersections between queer and feminist modes of thinking about identity, sex, sexuality, and binary understandings of gender.

NeMLA Panel: Contemporary Environmental Writing and Literary Traditions

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:51pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 54th Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Please consider submitting to our panel, 'Contemporary Environmental Writing and Literary Traditions', taking place at NeMLA's 54th Annual Convention, Niagara Falls, New York, 23-26 March 2023.

Recovering the Vampire

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 12:30pm
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2022

Speakers

Professor Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)

Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University)

and featuring a Q&A and dramatic reading by Dacre Stoker

How can vampires help us heal?

In the 125th anniversary year of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this interdisciplinary project examines the continuing history of the vampire from the 19th century to the present and explores how the vampire can function as a cultural figure of recovery, community, and regeneration.

Video Games as a Common Ground - DEADLINE EXTENDED (July 1st, 2022)

updated: 
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 12:09pm
Department of English and Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, University of Zadar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

UPDATE!Due to an increased interest in submitting abstracts for the conference “Video Games as a Common Ground” in the last few days, we are pleased to extend the deadline for the submission and the invitation to participate in the conference. We are now accepting abstracts until July 1st, 2022. If you have already started writing your abstract but have not managed to complete it, now is the time! As always, we are looking forward to your participation in the conference.

Queering America: Gender, Sex, and Recognition in U.S. History, Culture, and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
AISNA Graduates
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 24, 2022

We are happy to announce the CFP for the 3rd AISNA GRADUATES CONFERENCE.

This year the title will be: Queering America: Gender, Sex, and Recognition in U.S. History, Culture, and Literature

The conference will be held on September 30, 2022 at the Centro Studi Americani, ROME

 

WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

Call for Chapters Proposals - Under the Mistletoe: Essays on Holiday Romance

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
Liz W Faber, Dean College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

We often think of holiday romance movies as formulaic fluff and a nice distraction during what is inevitably a hectic season of travel, cooking, and family get-togethers. And honestly, many of them are! In this edited collection, we seek to examine what makes holiday romance movies, TV episodes, novels, and other texts so comforting, engaging, or even, for the Grinches among us, annoying. We are seeking chapter proposals that analyze the genre of holiday romance in its broadest definition, from White Christmas to Hallmark’s annual lineup, and beyond.

2022 Holocaust Studies International eConference

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
Global Center for Religious Research / Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

In collaboration with the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, the Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is proud to announce the 2022 International eConference on Holocaust Studies. The conference will bring together historians, specialists, and researchers from all over the world to discuss the need to preserve Holocaust memories.

The decreasing number of survivors and the steady rise of antisemitism are two main concerns of this multidisciplinary virtual conference. Scholars will explore the various forms and practices through which Holocaust memories are mediated, preserved, and safeguarded across different technologies as well as geographies.

CFP: HyperCultura-No. 11/2022

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
Hyperion University, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

CFP - HyperCultura - no. 11/2022Dear Colleagues,We have the pleasure to invite you to submit articles for our next issue, due March-April 2023. Continuing the last issue’s approach, and in accordance with the times we live in, we will welcome papers on the following themes: NATIONALISM/ POST-NATIONALISM,  COLONIALISM/ POSTCOLONIALISM/ DECOLONIZATION, RACE, GENDER STUDIES, ETHNICITY, and IDENTITY. Following our Journal’s profile, we only receive articles on the following domains: LITERATURE (not classic), MEDIA STUDIES, FILM STUDIES, VISUAL AND  PERFORMATIVE ARTS, and TEACHING (language and literature).

SAMLA 2022: Autobiography: Changes in Form and Meaning

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

This interdisciplinary panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of change within life writing. With the proliferation of modes available for what Anna Poletti has termed “self-life-inscription,” and a concurrent rise in hybrid genres such as autofiction that challenge the assumed boundary between truth and fiction in autobiographical narrative, it is clear that the scope of what is considered autobiography is changing. This panel seeks to articulate these changes and explore how they are impacting our understanding of the meaning and significance of life writing. Papers might explore changes in the medium of autobiography, such as social media, photography, film, graphic narratives, material collections, or performance.

ADEFFI ASMCF Teaching and Learning Series

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France & Association des études françaises et francophones d'Irlande
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

ADEFFI ASMCF Teaching and Learning Series

 

Wednesdays and Fridays from 15 June 2022- 1 July 2022

 

Registrations are now open for the ADEFFI ASMCF Teaching and Learning Series!

 

This training series has been jointly organised by the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and the Association des études françaises et francophones d'Irlande.

 

This indispensable series is aimed at new lecturers, postgraduate students who have teaching time, Graduate Teaching Assistants, part-time tutors and demonstrators, as well as experienced teaching staff who may feel it’s time to review their skills in teaching and learning. 

 

NEMLA 2023 "The Classics Take Centerstage: Theatrical Adaptations of Ancient Histories and Myths"

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Charles Firestone East, Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In celebration of the off-Broadway début of The Tyrannicides, the first ever full theatrical adaptation of the story as told in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, this roundtable calls for a discussion of theatrical and cinematic (re)tellings of classical histories and myths.

NeMLA 2023 Panel: "Representing Women’s Resilience in the 19th Century"

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This accepted panel invites abstracts for the upcoming NeMLA 2023 conference at the University at Buffalo in Niagra Falls, NY from March 23-26, 2023. 

NeMLA 2023: Writing Materials: Women 'Writing' Beyond the Page (Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This roundtable explores women writers creating experimental literary works with alternative materials. From Alison Knowles's The Big Book (1967), a walk-in book installation with 8-feet pages; to Shelley Jackson's Skin (2003), a story published in tattoos across 2095 volunteers, and SNOW (2014), "a story in progress, weather permitting," through words written in snow on Instagram; to Jill Magi's textile poetics: these writers push the boundaries of textuality in order to consider in what ways material creates meaning, and to examine the political, social, and economic conditions that determine the creation of literary objects.

NeMLA 2023: Feminist Rewritings: Document, Archive, History (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This panel examines creative feminist rewritings, revisions, and fabrications of non-fictional and documentary sources.

Papers are welcome on the following topics:

- Creative and critical uses of archival and documentary sources in feminist literature
- Fabricated archival and documentary genres in feminist literature
- The political, ethical, and social dimensions of feminist “rewriting”
- Erasure, palimpsest, collage, mixed media, and/or other formal experimentation as feminist strategy
- Feminist counterfactual histories and counter-narratives
- Feminist approaches to the archive and archival studies
- Any other themes relevant to the topic

The Poetics of Space

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The 2023 NeMLA conference will take place on March 23 - 26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, New York. Abstracts can be submitted at the link below.

Abstract

Digital Nostalgia in/as Contemporary Creative Practice

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:34pm
Matthew Freeman / Bath Spa University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

Digital Nostalgia in/as Contemporary Creative Practice

 

Guest edited by Bethany Lamont (Bath Spa University) and Beth Wakefield (Bath Spa University)

 

We invite proposals from a range of researchers, makers, designers and producers to publish their research and creative practice, critically and creatively exploring the changing and emerging role of nostalgia as a 21st century phenomenon in/as creative practice.

 

Intersectional Approaches to Game Studies: A Critical Analysis of Process, Product, and Pedagogy

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:34pm
Julia E. Kiernan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

This collection serves to extend current conversations of games studies beyond the existing, status quo of postmodern influenced discourses through offering an integrated, multiperspectival approach that emphasizes the production, consumption, and formal analysis of interactive digital games. Included chapters will respond to the acknowledgement and integration of online and virtual learning spaces, particularly those that value social interactions and experiences within the various fields of game studies (e.g.

Second Call for Papers: Eleventh International Conference on Language and Literary Studies

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
Faculty of Foreign Languages Alfa BK University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Faculty of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce that the submission deadline for our 11th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies has been extended to 15th July 2022.

We are also happy to inform you that our confirmed keynote speakers so far include Prof. Svetlana Slapsak, Prof. Svenka Savic, and Dr Gordana Stojakovic. The Conference will also feature the special participation of authors Jasminka Petrovic and Sanja Lovrencic.  

The Conference is to take place at Alfa BK University, Belgrade, on 22nd and 23rd September 2022. The topic of the 11th edition of our annual conference is

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND INDUSTRY

Resilience and Collective Action Versus the Empowered Neoliberal Self

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
NeMLA 2023- Dr. Matthew Ussia - Duquesne University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Resilience and Collective Action Versus the Empowered Neoliberal Self 

[A Panel at NeMLA 2023, Niagra Falls, NY: March 23-26, 2023]

Public and private life in the 21st Century hurts. Our daily doomscroll informs us that our sense of belonging in the world, our values as scholars are fading away from the larger public discourse. Mark Fisher’s notion of “the slow cancellation of the future” echoes a collective feeling that doing just about anything is an act of tremendous resilience. The question is how does resilience echo neoliberalism or reject it?

Ezra Pound, Modernists, and Resilience

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Langauge Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022

54th Annual NeMLA Convention

March 23-26, Niagara Falls, NY

"Policing Spatial Imaginaries and the Body Politic"

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Narrative representations of migration can be more overtly symbolic or, perhaps, non-literal or metaphorical insofar as origin and destination are not strictly spatial or geographical categories, but, rather, categories of an ontological dimension such as identity. While migrations of identity, for example, entail the crossing of metaphorical borders, this panel wishes to explore how they also include a spatial dimension, insofar as they are articulated through spatial difference, across literal as well as symbolic boundaries and borders. Conversely, “literal,” that is to say, conventionally spatial migrations are (always?) themselves imbricated with symbolic migration, even when not explicitly thematized as such.

Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective: The 27th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 9:50pm
University of Rochester, Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The 27th Annual Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

October 21-22, 2022, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester will hold a two-day writing collective on October 21-22, 2022. The writing collective will provide a lively platform for graduate students, early career researchers, and independent scholars to workshop a paper with peers and faculty from multiple institutions.

Time, Locality, and the Patterns of Life in Shakespearean Romance

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 2:44pm
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

119th PAMLA Conference. Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.

Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Special Session: "Time, Locality, and the Patterns of Life in Shakespearean Romance.”

Chair: Alfred J. Drake, CSU Fullerton (Retired).

Abstract

THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES TODAY (ELALT 6)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 4:49am
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES, FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD

is happy to announce

THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES TODAY (ELALT 6)

October 29-30, 2022

The conference will be held ONLINE and is FREE OF CHARGE.

Conference sections:

Formal Approaches to Embedding (Invited speaker: Boban Arsenijević, University of Graz)

New Words and Dictionaries in Theory and Practice (Invited speaker: Tvrtko Prćić, University of Novi Sad)

Literature, Culture and Nostalgia (Invited speaker: Antonija Primorac, University of Rijeka)

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