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Science and Fiction: Democracy, Narrative, and the Natural Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

In conjunction with the conference theme of “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy,” this year’s Science and Literature permanent session invites papers which engage a related theme of “Democracy, Narrative, and the Natural Sciences.” In particular, it invites papers attentive to the scientific discourses moving through fictional texts as they reveal narrative and/or political commitments to democracy, equity, and justice. Submissions might engage but will hopefully not be limited by the following suggestions:

· Agricultural uplift in the works of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois

· Botanical and geographical metaphors for liberation in Black women’s nature poetry

Mahabharata Epic Across Asia Ancient Indian Knowledge System Transcending Spatio-Temporal Boundaries

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 25, 2023

"The greatest event of our age is the meeting of cultures, meeting of civilizations, meeting of different points of view, making us understand that we should not adhere to any one kind of single faith, but respect diversity of belief. Our attempt should always be to cooperate, to bring together people, to establish friendship and have some kind of a right world in which we can live together in happiness, harmony and friendship. Let us therefore realize that this increasing maturity should express itself in this capacity to understand what other points of view are’?"- Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

CFP: Edited volume on films and TV series created by Steven Moffat

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:25am
William Rabkin / UC Riverside Palm Desert
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection 
SCREEN STORYTELLERS: The Works of Steven Moffat
Edited by William Rabkin

This edited volume on the works of Steven Moffat will be the second book in a new series to be published by Bloomsbury Academic. Seeking 250-word abstracts for previously unpublished essays on films and television series created by Moffat. Final essays will be 3,000-3,500 words, written for an audience of student readers, and will be due Spring/Summer 2024.  

_Edith Wharton Review_

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:24am
Edith Wharton Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

Edith Wharton Review, the peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed, scholarly journal of the Edith Wharton Society, welcomes submissions on Edith Wharton, Wharton in the context of other authors, and literary and cultural trends, and Wharton in relation to other writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from a broad range of theoretical perspectives including transmedial approaches.

Unsettling The Coloniality of Knowledge: Toward More-Than-Human Approaches to Epistemological and Environmental Justice

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:24am
Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Conference 2023 Honolulu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2023

Most academic disciplines today remain entrenched in a lack of epistemic trust. The theories and methods through which knowledge production is validated are still determined at the centers of global academic production, while some epistemologies, counted as 'peripheral', are prevented from disseminating beyond their national borders. Non-Western epistemologies are stunted by hegemony and the pervasiveness of anthropocentric Western thought and are thus not central in the shaping of academic fields.

Call For Papers | Special Issue of Victorian Review: “Videogames and Victorian Studies”

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:24am
Victorian Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Victorian Review invites submissions for a special issue devoted to the topic of “Videogames and Victorian Studies.” This issue will consider how game texts interact with Victorian genres, aesthetics, and literary themes by commenting on or critiquing their original contexts. Articles will examine how the embodied, user-driven mode of storytelling employed by videogames can offer new engagements with the era’s many lingering legacies in the present. This includes, but is not limited to, questions of class, race, gender and sexuality, colonialism, the professionalization of science, ableist modes of reading, etc.

 

Call for Session Proposals on Surplus - NeMLA

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023

SURPLUS is the keyword for the 2024 NeMLA convention for critical and creative work that, in addition to the commonly associated meanings of profit and value, can be more broadly construed as excess or excessive, as surfeit, or what is leftover, or unwanted: an excess of emotion (anger, fear, passion, desire), for example; or surplus time (leisure or its absence); or populations rendered "surplus"- migrants, the marginalized, the unemployed, the incarcerated.


 

Energy Humanities - PAMLA Special Session

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:23am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Panel for Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in Portland, OR. October 26 – 29 2023.

Bending Metal: Metal Scenes during and after COVID

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 3:06pm
Bryan Bardine/University of Dayton/ Jerome Stueart
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

 

 

Bending Metal: Metal Scenes during and after COVID 

deadline for submissions: 

August 15, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

Bryan Bardine/University of Dayton/ Jerome Stueart

contact email: 

bbardine1@udayton.edu

Bending Metal: Global Metal Scenes during and after COVID
Proposals due: August 15, 2023

Continuing our work examining metal scenes and with a contract with Lexington Press we propose the following project:

Adoption Belonging

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 1:01pm
The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

2024 ASAC Biennial Conference CFP

 

Conference Theme: Adoption Belonging, Brown University, April 4–6, 2024

 

Sensation and Shifting Perspective

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:55am
Pacific, Ancient, and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

This session brings together literary studies and the study of human sensation to question how literature acts as a representation or conduit of sensory knowledge. How can literature challenge our perspectives through unconventional representations of sensation? What are sensory aesthetics? What role do the senses play in eliciting feeling? How can recentering sensation open new pathways and epistemologies of identity and difference? The study of literature and sensation is particularly fertile grounds for the study of perspective: how do our senses shape our perspective? How does the separation of the senses into five distinct categories, as is it commonly depicted, foreclose possibilities for more complex depictions of human experience?

Queer & Trans Aesthetics panel at PAMLA 2023

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:52am
Pacific, Ancient, and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

 

This session seeks to answer the question: in what ways do queer and trans writers revise and recreate established generic modes and forms (or fashion entirely new ones) to depict queer and trans stories? How are queer and trans writers (especially queer and trans writers of color, disabled writers, and the global working class) experimenting with genre and aesthetics to depict intersectional queer and trans experiences? In a time of unprecedented legislative attacks against queer and trans people in the United States, this panel turns its attention to the ways that writers work formally to tell the stories of queer and trans lives amidst ongoing social and legislative hostilities.

Notes from the Nile: Egypt in the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:52am
Ross Conway / University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

This is a Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA) Study Day at the University of Birmingham (UK) on 15 September 2023.

KEYNOTE: Dr Eleanor Dobson (Associate Prof in English Literature at the University of Birmingham) Paper Title TBC

WORKSHOP: Dr Leire Olabarria (Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Birmingham) will run a session onthe amassing of Egyptian collections in the long nineteenth century, with a focus on Britain and the Eton-Myers Collection.

Conceptualisms and Erasurisms

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:52am
Southern Methodist University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

SMU Symposium on Poetic Form - Southern Methodist University, Dallas, March 18-19, 2024 
“Conceptualisms and Erasurisms” 
 Hosted by the SMU Department of English and co-sponsored by Tel Aviv University’s Department of English and American Studies and the University of Liège’s Center for Interdisciplinary Poetics/UD Traverses, the Symposium on Poetic Form will gather scholars and poets on the SMU campus for two full days to discuss poetic form in practice and theory.  

The Poetics of American Speech according to Beat Generation Poet Lew Welch

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:52am
Charles Upton
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Poetics of American Speech

according to Beat Generation Poet Lew Welch

 

by Charles Upton

[Excerpted from Giving Myself Away, an autobiography-in-progress;

submitted for consideration to CONTEMPORARY POETRY, Volume 6]

 

 

I: The Art of Poetic Recitation

as taught by Lewis Barrett Welch

 

Affect Theories and Short Fiction PAMLA CFP

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:52am
Ashley Ecklund / University of Oregon
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

There are numerous descriptions of affect within literary criticism, including those focused on the human psyche, reader or author contexts, time-spaces and places, non-human vibrance, and the notion that affect involves yet exceeds us. Since this year's PAMLA theme is "Shifting Perspectives," a panel with more than one understanding of affect is fitting. Whether you study Sara Ahmed, Brian Massumi, Lauren Berlant, Sianne Ngai, Gillies Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Jenny Sharpe, Claire Colebrook, Eve Sedgwick, Rei Terada, Hsuan L. Hsu, or any of the growing number of theorists which address affect in their work, this panel is for you!

Southeast Asian Performance and Ecology

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:50am
Catherine Diamond
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

 

A new volume edited by Kirstin Pauka, Dennis Gupa, and Catherine Diamond will address the particular contributions made by Southeast Asian live performances of theatre, dance, puppetry, and performance art to further a healthy engagement with nature.

CFP Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance: Hope in a Posthuman Landscape

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:50am
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Co-Chairs:
Stefano Boselli, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (stefano.boselli[at]unlv.edu)
Sarah Lucie, New York University (slucie[at]gradcenter.cuny.edu)

This year’s ASTR conference theme of Hope is compelling, and our session will be focused on what hope means in a posthuman framework. This may be an opportunity to workshop an idea for an article or book, in a friendly group of like-minded scholars.

This online session will be scheduled during the first week of December and proposal submissions should go through the ASTR website:

 

Anthology: The Footprints We Left Behind

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:50am
The Footprints We Left Behind (Singapore)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 24, 2023

We are a self-initiated group that has plans on publishing an anthology on life based in Singapore and currently, we are looking for a Tamil editor to review short stories and poems that are written in Tamil. We welcome anyone who is interested and proficient in Tamil for this role. You will be credited for your contributions in the anthology. For indication of your interest or further enquiries, please feel free to contact us by 24th July 2023 at the following email address: anthology.fwlb.sg@gmail.com

 

Space in Time: From the Heavens to Outer Space

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:47am
The Warburg Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

SPACE IN TIME: FROM THE HEAVENS TO OUTER SPACE

The Warburg Institute

12–13 October 2023

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

In Passage 6 UPDATE

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:47am
University of Boumerdes
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 2, 2023

In Passage : The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the journal of the Department of English of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria), seeks essays in English or French for its sixth issue, to be released in December 2023. 
 
 All the contributions should either be written in English or discuss questions that relate to the English-speaking world. They should fit within the broad scope of texts and mobility and their interconnectedness in the fields of literature, linguistics, and translation, among others.

Suggested topics:

 

- Travel literature and intercultural contact.

- Nomadism.

- Exile in literature

-  Literary genres and movements

Deadline Extended! Victorians Journal Special Issue on Hospitality

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:47am
Victorians Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Victorians Journal announces a special topics CFP on Victorian Hospitality for our Winter 2023 number, guest edited by Kristen Pond. 

 

Victorians Journal CFP Winter Issue 2023 

Reading Violence and Trauma in Asia and the World: Call for Contributions

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:47am
Yiru Lim
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2023

Title: Reading Violence and Trauma in Asia and the World

Series: Routledge Literary Studies in Social Justice

Expected Completion date: 31 May 2024

Expected Publication date: Second half of 2024

 

The 2023 Jack London Society 16th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:40am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

 

Call for Papers: The 2023 Jack London Society 16th Biennial Symposium: October 5-8, 2023, The Huntington Library in San Marino, California

 

SAMLA 2023: Grumpy Women in Fiction

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:40am
Monica Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

For South Atlantic Modern Language Association, November 9-11, 2023
Atlanta, GA

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