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Children's Literature Association 2024 Conference (Madison, WI; 5/30-6/1)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:41pm
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Children's Literature Association 2024 Conference

May 30 - June 1, 2024

Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club
Madison, Wisconsin

Theme: Looking Back, Looking Forward:  ChLA at 50

As we approach the 50-year anniversary of the Children’s Literature Association’s founding, we gather to reflect on the past, present, and future of our field. 

Comparative Dylan @ Comparative Drama

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:39pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023

“Comparative Dylan @ Comparative Drama”

Comparative Drama Conference

Orlando, FL, April 4-6, 2024

Deadline: October 12, 2023

 

Bob Dylan has been performing on stage for six decades. However, his relationship to other performance arts remains underexplored and underappreciated. This panel will put Dylan’s work as a singer-songwriter and performance artist in conversation with relevant dramatic works, performances, and stage traditions.

Broadly speaking, I am looking for paper proposals in the following areas:

CFP: More is More: Maximalism, Materiality, and the Medieval Aesthetics of Embellishment (ICMS 2024, Kalamazoo, MI, May 8-10, 2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:37pm
Grace Catherine Greiner (Cornell University) and Jennifer Rabedeau (Cornell University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS
More is More: Maximalism, Materiality, and the Medieval Aesthetics of Embellishment
International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 8-10, 2024, Kalamazoo, MI)

Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2023 (on the ICMS submission portal)

Global Petrarch(s) and Petrarchism @ ICMS (Kalamazoo)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:37pm
Alani Hicks-Bartlett
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

2024 International Congress of Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo)

This panel invites papers considering the global reach and expanse of Petrarch and Petrarchan concepts, as reflected in: 1.) the poet’s work itself, 2.) his engagement with other literary and linguistic traditions, and 3.) intertextual responses to his work. Countering longstanding perceptions of an “insular” Petrarch who primarily gazes inward while losing sight of other perspectives and horizons, this panel considers the sociopolitical, transhistorical, comparative, intertextual, interlinguistic, and plurilinguistic frameworks that permit an understanding of a more capacious Petrarch—a Petrarch who can be understood “globally,” so to speak, in both his Latin and vernacular writings.

Theatre Annual, 2024 issue

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:35pm
Peter Reed, Associate Editor, Theatre Annual
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Deadline: January 15, 2024
THEATRE ANNUAL:  A Journal of Theatre and Performance of the Americas

Call for Articles, 2024 Issue

Call for Papers in Adaptation Studies: Literature, Film, & Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:34pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Associate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers

Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on September 1, 2023

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2023

 

ACLA Seminar on Ecocritical Adaptations: Feminist and Queer Interventions

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:34pm
Sylvie Bissonnette / Fei Shi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This is a call for papers for the ACLA seminar titled "Ecocritical Adaptations: Feminist and Queer Interventions" organized by Dr. Fei Shi and Dr. Sylvie Bissonnette.

Archives of the Planetary, Ecologies of the Global South (ACLA 2024, Montreal)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:34pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference 
Palais des congrès, Montreal, March 14-17, 2024

Co-organizers: Christine Xiong (Stanford) and Fiana Kawane (University of British Columbia)

Édouard Glissant, in Poetics of Relation (1990), famously emphasizes that “Cultures develop in a single planetary space but to different ‘times.’ It would be impossible to determine either a real chronological order or an unquestionable hierarchical order for these times.”

Making Sense of (and With) Difficult Texts

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:33pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

 

ACLA Annual Meeting: Montréal, March 14-17 2024

 

The act of literary reading implies a commitment to the text, which means making ourselves available and open to its potential and consequences. Indeed, many texts require us to devote careful attention to them and to adopt a ‘vulnerable reading’ stance even though they escape our horizon of meaning. What are difficult texts and how can they be felt as such?

ACLA Seminar: Figuring the Lyric Across Media

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:33pm
Zoe Bursztajn-Illingworth, The University of Texas at Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

ACLA Annual Meeting 2024: March 14-17, Montreal, Canada
Figuring the Lyric Across Media Seminar 
Co-organized with Frances Grace Fyfe, Concordia University


 

Reading Catherine Malabou's "Stop Thief!" (ACLA 2024/Montreal)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:33pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This seminar focuses on the recent (2022) publication of Catherine Malabou’s Au voleur!, which is slated for publication in English translation as Stop Thief! in January 2024. Contributors are invited to present 20-minute responses to Malabou’s book that consider the interdisciplinary relevance of Stop Thief! to contemporary theoretical discourse.  

Thinking the “Unthinkable World”: Theories of Horror, Horrors of Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:33pm
Saul Anton, Pratt Institute/Anthony Curtis Adler, Yonsei University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

ACLA 2024: Thinking the “Unthinkable World”: Theories of Horror, Horrors of Theory

American Comparative Literature Association Seminar

University of Toronto Quarterly - General Submissions CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:32pm
University of Toronto Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

University of Toronto Quarterly (UTQ) is currently seeking submissions. Established in 1931, UTQ publishes innovative and exemplary scholarship from all areas in the humanities. The journal welcomes articles, in English or French, on art and visual culture, gender and sexuality, history, literature and literary studies, music, philosophy, theory, theatre and performance, religion, and other areas of the humanities not listed here. As an interdisciplinary journal, UTQ favours articles that appeal to a scholarly readership beyond the specialists of a given discipline or field.

Men and Masculinities in American Television (ACLA 2024, March 14-17)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:32pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Masculinity is in crisis. This comes as no surprise to anyone following current events, taking note that the perpetrators of violent crimes (most significantly mass shootings, terrorism, and domestic violence) are overwhelmingly male. It becomes clear that, despite their dominant status in American culture, a significant proportion of men are lonely, violent, and repressed. 

Magazines of the Air: Radio and the Making of Postcolonial Literatures

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:32pm
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Remembering “the magic of the B.B.C. box” long after he had left for London, George Lamming described the event of a Caribbean Voices broadcast: “West Indian writers would meet in the same house and listen to these programmes,” absorbing “the curriculum for a serious all-night argument” and then wrangling “among themselves and against the absent English critic.” With venues for print often vanishingly small, radio assumed an outsized importance for postcolonial writers in the middle of the twentieth century, offering larger audiences, steadier remuneration, and programming with a generative mix of stories, poems, drama, and criticism. How did wireless outlets, and networks, shape literatures emerging from the protracted end of European empires?

NEMLA Panel: Narratives of Literary Recovery

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:31pm
Rod K. Taylor/Ball State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Cary Nelson’s stance on archival work in his 1989 book Repression and Recovery applies to the intimate, frustrating, and rewarding practice of archival research’s potential to offer literary scholars the chance to rehabilitate both author and text. He states, “For texts previously ignored or belittled, our greatest appreciative act may be to give them fresh opportunities for an influential life. That discourse can include new constructions of the cultural work those texts may have done in their own time” (14). When archival research uncovers voices that showcase underrepresented voices, the outcome is tremendous in how it results in new ways of reading the past in contemporary culture. But what about historically problematic constructions?

NeMLA 2024 Panel - Bodies in Excess / Excess(ive) Bodies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:30pm
Marina Malli, Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Hortense Spillers describes the Black woman as “a locus of confounded identities”: “‘Peaches’ and ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Sapphire’ and ‘Earth Mother,’ ‘Aunty,’ ‘Granny,’ God's ‘Holy Fool,’ a ‘Miss Ebony First,’ or ‘Black Woman at the Podium.’”[1] Borrowing Nicole Fleetwood’s term “excess flesh”[2] which refers to the hypervisibility of Black female bodies, this panel seeks to engage with the representation of bodies that are seen as “excess” or “surplus.” Fleetwood explores artists and performers that reclaim or subvert the attributed “excessiveness” of the Black female body using this very corporeality to (re)gain ownership of Black female subjectivity and narrativization.

Mentoring for Scholars of Color - Roundtable for NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention will be held in Boston March 7-10 2024.

We are soliciting papers for our roundtable, entitled "Mentoring Scholars of Color." The roundtable was very popular at last year's session, and we want to resume conversations about best practices for mentoring diverse scholars today. The goal is to create a safe space for scholars of color to meet and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the area of mentorship among scholars of color.

Book Burning/Book Banning - Roundtable for NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention will be held in Boston March 7-10 2024.

"The people in those books never lived!" It's an ironic observation from Captain Beatty, which he uses to justify the burning of books in Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel turned seventy years old in 2023, yet many of the thematic elements persist today. While books are not being burned (at least not yet), book banning has certainly surged over the past few years. Indeed, the heated political climate in the United States has called for many books to be pulled from K-12 curricula, books that are oftentimes by and about people of color and LGBTQ+ folks. 

NeMLA Call for Abstracts: Panels on Community Based and Content Based Language Instruction

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:30pm
Diana Palenzuela and Celia Bravo / University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Dear Language Educators and Researchers, We hope this message finds you well. We are thrilled to announce two exciting panels at the upcoming NeMLA Convention 2024 in Boston, chaired by two colleagues from the University of Chicago.

Cormac McCarthy Studies at SWPACA

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:30pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers

Cormac McCarthy Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on September 1, 2023

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2023

 

CEA War Literature and Trauma Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:29pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

War Literature and Trauma (CEA 3/21/24–3/23/24)

deadline for submissions: 

November 1, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

College English Association (CEA)

contact email for questions:

andrea.vannort@afacademy.af.edu

Subject: Call for Papers: War Literature and Trauma at CEA 2024

Call for Papers, War Literature and Trauma at CEA 2024

March 21-23, 2024 | Atlanta, GA

CFP: Archival Lives/Lives in the Archive (11/01/23; Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, April 5-6 2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:29pm
Daniel Davies / University of Houston
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Archival research has always been a cornerstone of medieval studies, but recent work has  reinvigorated the field by transforming our understanding of the lives of late-medieval authors  and people alike. The discovery of new evidence in the case of Cecily Chaumpaigne and  Geoffrey Chaucer, contentious debates around identifying "Chaucer's Scribe" Adam Pinkhurst  and recovery of figures such as Eleanor Rykener and the rebels of 1381 all demonstrate how  archival research enriches our understanding of the medieval past. This thread invites  contributions that foster new understandings of lives in the archives and bring a theoretical eye to  the practice of archival research itself.

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