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ACLA 2024 Seminar: The Culture of Human Rights

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 2:50pm
Muhammad Waqar Azeem
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Sophia A. McClennen and Joseph R. Slaughter in “Introducing Human Rights and Literary Forms” warn: “Human rights are under threat everywhere, especially when the language of human rights is used to justify their violation” (Comparative Literature Studies 2009). They notice that through double-speak the states exercise violence to advance their jingoist agenda in the name of protecting the rights of the children and women, as George Bush did while invading Afghanistan in 2001.

NEMLA 2024-The Georgic Mode in Modern and Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 2:05pm
Yifan Zhang / Baylor University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

The keyword for the 2024 NeMLA convention is “surplus”—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. 

Excess in the Works of Ann Petry and Richard Wright (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 5:07pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

In keeping with NeMLA's theme on “Surplus,” this roundtable will interrogate the works of Richard Wright and Ann Petry and how they have been interpreted as “excessive.”   It seeks to examine how their work has been understood as excessively: masculine, feminist, violent, Communist, leftist, assimilationist, naturalist, realist, etc.  This roundtable seeks to look at two major African American authors of the twentieth century whose boundary pushing were seen as "excessive."

Abstract:

Caribbean Literature and Media: U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

updated: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 12:45pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

This panel invites submissions on literature and media from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Papers can respond to a wide range of questions, including (but not limited to):

International conference "Streaming in the Global South" (deadline extended)

updated: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 12:50am
Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies, Vilnius University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

International conference: Streaming in the Global South

Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies, Vilnius University, Lithuania

 Vilnius, 18-20 January 2024

The Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies (Vilnius University) and the Centre for Creative and Cultural Practice (University of East London) invite proposals for conference papers on streaming and video online distribution in the Global South.

Women's Leadership Then and Now

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 7:59pm
Salsabil Fakkar/Hassan II University-Casablanca/Nemla
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Leadership is a subject of different studies and analyses that attempt to understand what makes a person a leader and how it is different from management. Indeed, social sciences, management studies, and even Humanities manifest great interest in leadership, its characteristics, roles, importance, and primordiality for companies and businesses' success. Hence, the important number of studies and analysis.

Thinking Modern Epic

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 3:49pm
Benjamin Paul, Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

What can be said about epic today? Although M.M. Bakhtin famously declared the impossibility of epic in a modern, polyphonic world in 1941, the category has remained a dynamic source of artistic and critical interest. The works considered in studies like Franco Moretti’s Modern Epic (1994), Sneharika Roy’s Postcolonial Epic (2018)or Václav Paris’s Evolutions of Modernist Epic (2021) re-evaluate epic as a multifarious category capable of shedding light on the global, postcolonial, and postmodern condition of contemporary literature—either as a site of resistance or as a form of cultural domination. Yet even in its new, polyphonic forms, the idea of epic is rarely severed completely from its classical roots.

[Conference Deadline Extended] Post-COVID Composition NeMLA 2024 Roundtable: Digital Natives and their Discontents: The Post-pandemic College Writing Classroom

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 11:30am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

In this roundtable session, we intend to prompt a conversation about the prevailing beliefs concerning “digital natives” in the context of the pandemic-era college writing classroom. As most current college writing students have had some experience, typically for the first time, with online learning in high school during the pandemic, we want to foster a discussion about college instructors’ experiences of their students’ abilities, including the associated opportunities and pitfalls, in attempting to navigate these online academic environments.

Pin-Ups: Animals, Fashion, and Femininity in Material Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 11:25am
Insects and Material Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

We would like to invite proposals for chapters for a forthcoming edited collection on animals, fashion, and colonialism. Our project investigates the way that colonialism was inscribed on the female body through animal fashions in the long nineteenth century and beyond. Contributions are welcome from a wide variety of fields, with interdisciplinary approaches preferred. 

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:  

Violences Big and Small: Personal Stories of Resilience and Revelation (Spanish)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 11:22am
Northeast MLA Conference (NeMLA 2024, Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

 

This creative panel will be dedicated to nonfiction stories of excess and loss, of fear and humiliation. Through personal accounts that unfold around moments of trauma—of violences big and small—we will explore the place of resilience and revelation amid a surplus of pain.

NeMLA panel: Black Satire after Obama

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 7:31am
55th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

This session highlights interdisciplinary scholarship on contemporary Black satire from roughly 2013 to the present, such as how the TV series Atlanta and related texts serve as microcosmic exemplars for Black satirists’ commentary on life in the United States after Obama.

Abstracts are encouraged to take an interdisciplinary approach to their engagement with literary and cultural works that speak to the state of Black satire and American society since 2011. Please submit a 200-300 word abstract and a brief bio (50-100 words) by October 15, 2023. All abstracts must be submitted via https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20616.

CFP: Irish Women’s Genre Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 1:07pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 3, 2023

CFP: Irish Women’s Genre Fiction / Special Issue of _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Deadline for abstract submissions: Nov 3, 2023

Deadline for paper submissions: May 15, 2024

ACLA 2024: The Plasticity of Plasticity

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 4:18pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

As the concept of plasticity has travelled across feminist science studies and new materialisms to Black, queer, and trans studies, its meaning has itself become unstable—or plastic. Jules Gill-Peterson and Kyla Schuller offer an appropriately plastic definition: “plasticity refers to the capacity of a given body or system to generate new form” (1). Many feminist and queer theorists have sung the praises of plasticity, which promises to destabilize fixed forms of power relations, across the registers of gender/sex, race, and (neuro)biology (from Catherine Malabou to Karen Barad to Judith Butler).

18th Century Conference: The Book and the City

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:57pm
South Central Society for 18th Century Studies (SCSECS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2023

This year, the Annual Meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies will be held in one of the most thought-provoking cities in contemporary America: Portland, Oregon. The meeting will be held on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, 2024. While papers on all aspects of the long eighteenth century are welcome, the theme of the conference will be "The Book and the City."

Reminder - Call For Papers - HyperCultura, vol 12/2023

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:57pm
Hyperion University, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

We have the pleasure to invite you to submit articles for our next issue, due March-April 2024. We receive papers on Literature (not that of ancient Greece or Rome), Media Studies, Film Studies, Visual and Performative Arts, and Teaching (Language and Literature). Papers in said areas need to focus on the following themes: Nationalism/ Post-nationalism, Colonialism/Postcolonialism/Decolonization, Race, Gender Studies, Ethnicity, and Identity.

We are indexed by: CEEOL, Ulrichsweb, MLA Directory of Periodicals, DOAJ, EBSCO, ERIH PLUS, and SCOPUS. And visible through WorldCat. 

Call for Papers for Open Issue of The Apollonian

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:57pm
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Volume 1, Issue 2

[The Apollonian is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that is published bi-annually.]

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies seeks submissions for its sophomore issue (since its revival). The journal welcomes Academic Essays (within 5000 words), Short Essays (within 1500 words) and Book Reviews (within 2000 words). For the forthcoming issue, the submissions can be interdisciplinary, but must fall within the broader definition of humanities (and this also includes areas such as STEM and medical humanities, new media, visual cultures etc).

Book Reviews: 

French and Francophone Theater

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:56pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023

French and Francophone Theater Panel

 

Contact email: imacdona@bowdoin.edu

 

Comparative Drama Conference

Orlando, FL, April 4-6, 2024

Deadline: October 12, 2023

 

This panel welcomes submissions on the broad theme of "French and Francophone Theater." The intention of this panel is to create a space at the Comparative Drama Conference for the presentation of current research on French and Francophone theater by both rising and established scholars. All time periods of French and Francophone dramatic literature and performance are welcome.

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

Theater and Memory

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:56pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023

"Theater and Memory" Panel

 

Contact email : imacdona@bowdoin.edu

 

Comparative Drama Conference

Orlando, FL, April 4-6, 2024

Deadline: October 12, 2023

This panel welcomes papers about "Theater and Memory" broadly construed. Actors struggle to remember their lines. Playwrights write against forgetting. Audience members selectively recall their favorite moments from performances. Memory is imperfect and flawed yet is also an essential part of the theater and the practices that surround it.

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

Music, Domesticity, and British Identity

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:56pm
Dr Roger Hansford, guest editor, Ninteenth-Century Music Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2023

‘Music, Domesticity, and British Identity’ – Call for Articles (deadline 20 October 2023), Nineteenth-Century Music Review

 

Dear all,

 

I am delighted to announce the call for articles for ‘Music, Domesticity, and British Identity’, a special issue of Nineteenth-Century Music Review<https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/nineteenth-century-music-review> (General Editor: Prof. Bennett Zon).

 

The call is available here: <https://musicdomesticbritain19.hcommons.org/sample-page/>

 

Beyond the Capitals of Decadence - Seminar @ ACLA 2024

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:56pm
Florian Zappe
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

"Beyond the Capitals of Decadence" - Seminar @ ACLA 2024 

Organizers: Florian Zappe &James Dowthwaite

CFP ACLA2024: Seminar "Interactive Storytelling"

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:55pm
ACLA Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

CFP ACLA2024: Seminar "The Evolution of Interactivity in Storytelling"

American Comparative Literature Association

Montreal, Canada, March 14-17, 2024

Abstract deadline: September 30, 2023

The ongoing evolution of interactivity in novels, films, games, and digital media forms a continual dialogue between human creativity and technological innovation.  Interactivity has long been a cornerstone in storytelling, engendering a dynamic relationship between creators, writers, readers, players, and interactors.

Abolition || New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) Summer Institute

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:55pm
New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) invites applications for a week-long summer institute June 24-27, 2024, exploring the multiple manifestations of abolition and abolitionism in the United States.  

Higher education faculty at all levels (including adjuncts and contingent faculty), graduate students, K-12 teachers, independent scholars, artists, activists and community organizers, journalists, librarians, archivists, and other cultural workers are highly encouraged to apply. 

 

ACLA 2024 Seminar: South Asian Digital Humanities

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:54pm
Zunaira Yousaf
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Roopika Risam in her New Digital Worlds (2019) argues that the postcolonial digital pedagogy aims to show “how print culture has played a role in constructing a world that privileges the stories, voices, and values of the Global North and how digital cultures in the twenty-first century reproduce these practices, contributing to the epistemological marginalization of the Global South” (89).

DEADLINE IN TWO WEEKS - Call for Book Chapters: Recovering Lost Voices 19th-century British Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:48pm
Michaela George and Elizabeth Drummey/ University of New Hampshire
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 9, 2023

This collection aims to continue the work of diversifying the 19th-century British literary canon. Many authors who were revolutionary and popular during their time are now underrepresented in the current scholarly field. The essays in the collection will touch on underread texts and authors as well as underappreciated characters in more traditionally canonical works. We welcome essays using lenses such as disability studies, trauma theory, critical race theory, queer theory, postcolonial studies, and more.

Chapter proposals can include but are not limited to:

  • Underread 19th-century British authors

  • 19th-century diaries or letters that have been critically ignored

Competing Christian Identities

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:45pm
Katherine Kelaidis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

 

Call for Papers:

Competing Christian Identities

 

Literary Theory CEA 3/21-3/23/2024

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:41pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Literary Theory at CEA 2024

deadline for submissions: 

November 1, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

College English Association (CEA)

contact email: 

conaway@usi.edu

Call for Papers, Literary Theory at CEA 2024

March 21-23 | Atlanta, Georgia

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Literary Theory for our 53rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

CFP: ACLA Panel: "Unruly Women in Contemporary Pop Culture"

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 3:41pm
Lisa Timmermann
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Recently, we have seen a growing number of unconventional female characters in literature, film, and on TV – characters that do not conform to patriarchal and capitalist constructions of femininity, that defy our expectations and refuse to follow the (written and/or unwritten) rules. In her monograph The Unruly Woman: Gender and the Genres of Laughter (1995), Kathleen Rowe focused on the representation of “unruly women” in comedy. According to Rowe, the romantic comedy genre has “provided one of the few outlets for representations of female unruliness in Hollywood film” (Rowe 19).

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