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Syndemic Motherhood: Exploring American Epidemics through Engaged and Applied Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:09am
Ali Duffy/Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Syndemic Motherhood: Exploring American Epidemics through Engaged and Applied Arts, a case study anthology, explores how various artistic practices and processes have been instrumental in processing, sharing, and learning about the intersectional epidemics unique to US-Americans and their experiences in motherhood. Issues related to social inequity such as gun violence, healthcare access, the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty, and childcare converge to create challenging circumstances for women and mothers in the United States. The arts provide a malleable yet rigorous framework to unpack these issues publicly.

Foreign Bodies: Becoming Apart, Becoming a Part in Contemporary British Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 19, 2023 - 11:19am
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 - EMMA (EA741)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 30 June 2023

Foreign Bodies: Becoming Apart, Becoming a Part in Contemporary British Literature

12-13 0ctober, 2023

International conference EMMA (EA741)
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier3 - Site Saint Charles

Organizers: Katia Marcellin and Carine Nibakure

Keynote speakers: Professor Catherine Bernard (Université Paris-Cité)and Harry Parker (author of Anatomy of a Soldier and Hybrid Humans)

Insecure Ecologies: Resource Exploitation in Postcolonial Ecospheres

updated: 
Sunday, June 18, 2023 - 10:35pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

EXTENDED DEADLINE

The climate crisis posits a major threat to the anthropocene regardless of geopolitical boundaries. However, Eurocentric discourses seldom acknowledge the resource exploitation that fuels climate change. This panel seeks to explore works of literature that highlight such instances of resource exploitation in the postcolony vis-à-vis the ideas of security and insecurity in the times of an emergent climate crisis. With a special focus on the specters of neocolonialism that threaten the security of postcolonial ecospheres, this panel seeks to decolonize the discourses of climate change that refuse to address the role played by Western ideology and capital in the rendering insecure of ecologies in the postcolony.  

 

Premodern Digital Ecologies: Special Issue of Digital Philology

updated: 
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 11:34am
Andrew Richmond & Aylin Malcolm (guest editors)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

The intersection of the digital and environmental humanities speaks to our current moment: we live in a world in flux, experiencing a changing climate we seek to explain by digital models. As we use new technology to interact with and understand the “natural” world, scholars and activists also use digital platforms to communicate about ecological issues with new and diverse audiences. Medieval studies has long been at the forefront of the digital humanities, while ecocriticism and environmental history have significantly advanced our understanding of how people in the Middle Ages conceived of the nonhuman world.

Southeastern Medieval Association 2023

updated: 
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 11:10am
Southeastern Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

SEMA 2023:
Construction and (Re)Construction
Winthrop University, October 12-14, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS: ABSTRACTS DUE JUNE 15, 2023

As we watch the new silhouette of Notre Dame rising from the burned ruins of its past, participate in vigorous debates about how the study of the Middle Ages will be pursued now and in the future, and plan to meet on a campus where medieval buildings have literally been rebuilt, we invite proposals for individual papers, whole sessions, or round tables on the conference theme of “construction and (re)construction.” Papers might consider the notions of

Seeking Submissions to Early Middle English (journal)

updated: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 5:51pm
Adrienne Williams Boyarin / Arc Humanities Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Early Middle English (launched 2019) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to English literature and its contexts ca. 1100–1350. It takes a wide view of this lively period of literary experimentation, linguistic change, and multilingual interaction in England. The journal seeks articles (of any length) on early Middle English language and literature (including assessments of the state of the field); the multicultural, international, and multilingual contexts of early Middle English; the backgrounds, scholarly history, and afterlives of early Middle English; or theoretical interventions in areas such as gender, sexuality, race, disability, ecocriticism, and interdisciplinarity.

International Literary Canon: Moving Beyond National Borders *Extended Deadline* PAMLA

updated: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 7:30am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

This panel seeks to challenge national paradigms by investigating transnational mediators. We welcome papers addressing writers who specialize in international mediation strategies (adaptation, translation, mimesis, extraction), specific moments of cultural brokerage, or literary works that are considered to have global influences and international linguistic-literary value. Please submit a 250-word abstract directly to the conference website - https://pamla.ballastacademic.com - by May 31.

Saying the Unsayable: Narrative Experimentations in the Representation of Trauma

updated: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 4:29am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Trauma is typically considered ‘responsive to and constitutive of “modernity”’ (Micale and Lerner 2001). Certainly, as argued by Mark Seltzer, ‘modernity has come to be understood under the sign of the wound’: ‘the modern subject has become inseparable from the categories of shock and trauma.’ 

“Christianity and African American Literature(s)—Convergences and Consequences” 

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 2:42pm
Peter Kerry Powers/ Christianity & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

African American literary traditions are unimaginable apart from their engagement with and transformation of numerous Christian faith traditions. From the beginning, African American writers wrestled with the imposition and inheritance of Christianity and its attendant cultural and social formations that had directly contributed to and justified chattel slavery and its aftermath.

DEADLINE EXTENDED 120th Annual PAMLA Conference (2023): Portland, OR - Romanticism

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 11:34am
Amanda Middleton
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 29, 2023

****DEADLINE EXTENDED****

The deadline has been extended until June 29th.  

 

120th Annual PAMLA Conference (2023): Portland, OR - Romanticism

The PAMLA 2023 Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon between October 26-29, 2023,

The 2023 PAMLA Conference is being held entirely in-person. We won’t be having any virtual or hybrid sessions or papers.

(DEADLINE EXTENDED!) Anger (SCLA, October 5-7, 2023, Philadelphia PA)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 11:24am
Society For Comparative Literature and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

2023 Conference

“Anger”

2023 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

October 5-7, 2023

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District (Hotel)

Philadelphia, PA

Keynote Speaker: Robert J. C. Young

 

Global Folios: Books about Shakespeare from around the World NALANS Journal (Special Issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 4:16pm
Turkish Shakespeares
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

EXTENDED DEADLINE (30 June for abstracts, 30 October for full articles)

Global Folios: Books about Shakespeare from around the World

NALANS Journal (Special Issue) https://nalans.com/index.php/nalans

Guest Editors: Amrita Sen, Anna Forrester and Murat Öğütcü

Contact email: turkishshakespeares@gmail.com

 

Call for Articles

 

International Literary Canon: Moving Beyond National Borders *Extended Deadline* PAMLA

updated: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 11:00am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

This panel seeks to challenge national paradigms by investigating transnational mediators. We welcome papers addressing writers who specialize in international mediation strategies (adaptation, translation, mimesis, extraction), specific moments of cultural brokerage, or literary works that are considered to have global influences and international linguistic-literary value. Please submit a 250-word abstract directly to the conference website - https://pamla.ballastacademic.com - by June 30.

The Visual Politics of Borders, Migration and Human Rights in Comics and Graphic Narratives

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 7:45pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

This panel aims to explore the ways in which borders intersect with human rights in graphic narratives, whether in fiction or non-fiction. One of the theoretical frameworks for examining borders could be through the lens of border aesthetics, which considers borders as linguistic, cultural, social, political, and spatial entities that can both enable and exclude. The panel will examine how graphic narratives denaturalize and politicize the current global border regime and bordering practices that invariably reproduce the colonial binaries as well as stereotypes about migrants/refugees.

Extended Deadline--PAMLA 2023 Panel: 15-Minute Cities--Mobility Studies in Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 2:15pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The “Romance of the Road” had its run in 20th-century literature and culture, and we must now consider what will follow on its heels as it fades into the gloom of an anthropogenically tarnished future.

Car culture has radically renegotiated the individual’s place within human-constructed spaces, and the end of car culture will demand even further revisions to planning codes and architecture. This panel invites participants to discuss a century of car dependency and how literary and cultural discourses can contribute to management of the after-effects, especially in urban environments that have grown steadily clogged with traffic.

15th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 12:56pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

The 15th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 23, 2023, at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. Presentation proposals on any aspect of the 2023 conference theme “Louisiana Works,” as well as creative texts by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

CFP Roundtable: Democracy and the Crisis in the Literature Survey Course

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 11:56am
**MMLA - Cincinnati**
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

As the “Crisis in the Humanities” continues to witness a decline in all things humanities courses throughout post-secondary curricula under the echoing waves of COVID, teachers of English survey courses are left to do some cleaning up with regard to what we teach as far as the surveys go. In addition to the COVID slope, the number of English majors continues to wane, and some colleges are even restructuring semester scheduling. When the dust settles, where does that leave the last vestibule of the formal introductory map to English studies, the venerable “survey course” – the one, staunch and steadfast bastion of the once bustling English departments?

Teaching the Languages of Central and Eastern Europe: Adapting to the Post-Pandemic World

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:10am
NeMLA 2024 panel (March 7-10, 2024, Boston, MA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel is looking for presentations about innovations that college instructors of Central and Eastern European languages have been implementing in order to make language and culture courses relevant and meaningful in the era of post-Covid and the war in Ukraine. How has the pandemic changed our methodology and pedagogy? What approaches and techniques do we take with us? What practices do we discard? In what areas do we innovate and what are successful innovations? How do we adapt to different student expectations and experiences in face-to-face, remote or hybrid courses? What has the pandemic made obsolete, a “surplus”, in our courses? How has the war in Ukraine influenced our curriculum?

Social & Environmental (In)Justice in Discourse & in the Literary/Artistic Imagination

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:09am
Ecole Normale Supérieure, University of Tunis (Tunis, Tunisia)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 4, 2023

Social & Environmental (In)Justice in Discourse & in the Literary/Artistic Imagination

International Conference (in-person and online) organized by

   Department of Languages

   Department of English Language, Literature & Civilisation

   Ecole Normale Supérieure, University of Tunis

   Tunis, Tunisia

Contact e-mail address: ens.conference.tunis@gmail.com

Official website and registration site: www.ens-conference-tunis.com

 

Overview

“William Gaddis at his Centenary” Special issue of electronic book review (

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:08am
https://electronicbookreview.com/about-ebr/
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

The year between December 29th 2022 and December 29th 2023 would have been the hundredth of William Gaddis’ life. Between 1955, when he published The Recognitions, and 1998, when he died shortly after completing Agapē Agape, Gaddis was notorious for a disproportion between reputation and readership. Being reflexively labelled “difficult,” with his own novels’ wry figurations of characters writing “for a very small audience,” and with a tendency to be categorized (though not always actually read) alongside the increasingly unfashionable “high postmodernists”… all this might have made it hard to envisage his work surviving into the 2000s.

The 14th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies: “Robots, Androids, and Outlaws: How Machines and Bandits Disrupt Social Order”

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:07am
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

The International Association for Robin Hood Studies Conference will be held at Missouri Valley College, USA, on October 18-21, 2023. It will be a hybrid conference. This conference brings together scholars to present current research on the famous outlaw as he appears in both medieval and post-medieval media. 

This conference will focus on (but not exclusively) discussions of Robin Hood and machine culture, with special emphasis on AI as a Robin Hood-like disrupter, banditry from robots and machines, and Robin as a subverter of social norms and expectations. We anticipate that this theme will allow us to address both traditional Robin Hood subjects and current changes happening in academic culture. 

The Progressive Cosmopolis of South Asian Poetry: Critical Essays

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:06am
Prof. Akshaya Kumar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

“Indian literature is one, though written in different languages”. This statement made by S. Radhakrishanan continues to inform Indian literary historiography in fundamental ways. This so-called ‘oneness’ has however been a matter of critical contestation. Sheldon Pollock, a modern-day Indologist, tends to place the variety of vernacular (bhasha) literatures in Sanskrit cosmopolis with all kinds of originary claims. But keeping in view rather checkered history of Indian literature, its oneness cannot be pinned down to one definitive originary moment. The bhasha critics tend to discover the oneness of Indian literatures in the revolutionary bhakti-past.

The Invisible Orientation: The Effacement of Asexuality

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:05am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Please submit your abstracts for the panel The Invisible Orientation: The Effacement of Asexuality, which will feature at the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston. All abstracts need to be uploaded through the portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20352

South Asian Water Imaginaries in an Era of Environmental Crisis

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:04am
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Department of Liberal Arts, IIT Bhilai

Presents

South Asian Water Imaginaries in an Era of Environmental Crisis

 A graduate student workshop

 Friday, 13 October 2023

 Concept Note & CFP

 

 

Animated Animation

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:02am
NEMLA conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Noticing a lack of interest in animated adaptations, Paul Welles offers to “acknowledge its ability to actually encompass the widest vocabulary of aesthetic and technical expression, and notionally its great capacity to accommodate the broadest range of literary suggestion” (1999, p. 200).

NeMLA 2024 CfP- Reassessing Resource Narratives: Ecocritical Perspectives on the Illusion of Surplus

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:02am
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA session "Reassessing Resource Narratives: Ecocritical Perspectives on the Illusion of Surplus" (55th Annual NeMLA Convention March 7th in Boston, MA). The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2023. You can submit an abstract for this session here- https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20666

Conrad and World Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:02am
Simla Dogangun / Marmara University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

 

Call for Papers: Conrad and World Literature Studies

The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK)

 

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