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Johnson and Pope: Agon or Admiration Society?

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:45pm
American Society for 18th Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 8, 2021

   "Johnson and Pope: Agon or Admiration Society?" Timothy Erwin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, timothy.erwin@unlv.edu At the 2020 ASECS meeting in Toronto a speaker suggested that Samuel Johnson and Alexander Pope engaged in "a lifelong agon." The idea deserves sustained discussion. When the unknown Johnson published "London" (1738), he entered willingly or not into a competition with Pope, whose "One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight: A Dialogue" appeared about the same time. Pope was impressed, saying of the anonymous author that his identity would soon be known.

Transition of Romanticism through Ages.

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:44pm
Ayushi Rakesh
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Romantic Poets have always been viewed as Nature poets. The stereotype of nature, pastoral, or sceneries has been the trademark. But as literature students, we come across the point, is romantic poetry limited to nature, sky, river, and brooks? 

The best part about this small question is the ambiguity of the answer. On the superficial level, romantic poetry and Victorian poetry are confined to nature poetry. But Blake and Wordsworth are not the torchbearers of romanticism. The credit goes to Geoffrey Chaucer, the father of poetry. Chaucer has written The Canterbury tales has elements of romanticism.

7th Derrida Today Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:44pm
Derrida Today
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that confront us. The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals from scholars, academics and postgraduates, on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics as well as contemporary issues.

Memories of War in Other Worlds: Approaches to War Literature and Memories from the Global South

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:44pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Memories of military conflicts from both combatants and non-combatants alike have been a key tool in analyzing the unique traumas and socio-cultural affects of modern warfare. Scholars such as Samuel Hynes and Paul Fussell have done seminal work in articulating theoretical approaches to understanding the memories of bearing witness to modern war. Yet, mainstream war literature largely recounts the white voices from the West.

Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest American/Popular Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Southwest American/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Submissions are open for the 2022 Conference!

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual SWPACA conference to take place February 23-26, 2022, in Albuquerque, New Mexico! One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.

 We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2022 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions.

 

The Sense of Taste in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Medieval and Renaissance Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

42nd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum:

The Sense of Taste in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Keene State College

Keene, NH, USA

Friday and Saturday April 29-30, 2022

 

Call for Papers and Sessions

We are delighted to announce that the 42nd Medieval and Renaissance Forum: The Sense of Taste in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance will take place on Friday, April 29 and Saturday April 30, 2022 at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. The fourth in a series of five annual conferences dedicated to the five senses, the 42nd Medieval and Renaissance Forum will focus on all culinary and savory experiences in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

 

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (PCA)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Popular Culture Association

Seattle April 13-16, 2022

Subject Area: Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes

Deadline: November 15, 2021

Scope of the paper topics accepted under this area:

Romancing the Gothic Lecture/Class Series - Horror, Gothic, Romance, Supernatural and Folklore talks

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Romancing the Gothic Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Romancing the Gothic is a free online education project which started in March 2020 and provides classes and talks on various aspects of horror, the Gothic, the supernatural, folklore and more. We put on talks each week which are then also made available online for participants. To see the YouTube channel and previous classes from a variety of speakers - https://www.youtube.com/user/Ymdol1

Update, New Submission Deadline – NeMLA 2022 - “Resonating Voices: 17th- and 18th-century French Writers” (Panel)

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Professor of French, Rider University / 53rd Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD - March 10-13, 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This panel focuses on uncovering ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We discuss their thoughts, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. 17th- and 18th-century authors can include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. Method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by October 15, 2021 (deadline extended), to Session ID # 19144

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19144

Poetics of Authenticity / ACLA 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:42pm
Ron Ben-Tovim / Ben-Gurion University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

What does “authenticity” denote in the study literature? Is there a way of writing authentically, reading authentically, or is authenticity just the effect of certain kinds of literary tension or structure? This seminar will study the many ways of understanding the notion of authenticity in textual study. While the seminar aims to focus on the interplay between the fictional and the nonfictional in literatures of all periods, the panel would more than welcome papers dealing with other aspects of “authenticity” in artistic creation such as, but not limited to:

Historicity and factualness in literature

Memoir and witness accounts 

Reader response and its authenticities (cognitive studies)

MCLLM 30th Conference "Tough But Necessary Conversations" Seeking Conference Paper and Panel Proposals

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:42pm
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, & Media
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 18, 2021

The 30th Annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, is currently accepting proposals for 15-20 minute presentations from individuals and panels. This year's conference theme is "Tough But Necessary Conversations: Social Justice in Literature, Language, and Media." This theme encourages argument-driven papers that explore topics concerned with social justice and its surrounding topics of diversity, representation, equality, equity, fairness, etc. in relation to literature, language, and media in a wide variety of mediums.

ACLA 2022: The Place of Podcasts in the Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:42pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

 

Podcasts have left the garage and entered the university. This seminar considers the ever-expanding place of podcasts and podcasting in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship. Are podcasts welcome alternatives to the gatekeeping of academic journals and exclusive conferences? Or is “start a podcast” the new “learn to code,” just another skill that humanities scholars must adopt to stay relevant in a shrinking field? Do podcasts encourage new forms of scholarship, knowledge, and collaboration? What are the intersections between podcasts and the fields of public humanities, digital humanities, and sound studies? 

Call for submission

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:42pm
Faculty of Women for Arts and Science and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Violence against Women (VAW)" Special Issue of the International Journal of Childhood and Women's Studies deadline for submissions: November 1, 2021 full name / name of organization: Faculty of Women for Arts, Science & Education, Ain Shams University contact email: IJCWS_journal@women.asu.edu.eg 

Call for papers

"Violence against Women (VAW)"

Special Issue of the International Journal of Childhood and Women's Studies

ISSN: 2682-4361 (print) & E-ISSN 2682-437X (online)

 

Call for Papers, The Profession at CEA 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:42pm
College English Association CEA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for Papers, The Profession at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on The Profession for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Call for Papers: Visual and Material Culture at CEA 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:41pm
College English Association CEA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for Papers, Visual and Material Culture at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Visual and Material Culture for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Totality and Culture, a special issue of Qui Parle

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:41pm
Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Is theoretical resistance to totality still viable today, in this moment of totalizing crisis? How might we reclaim totality as a conceptual ground that can account for the relationship between experience, on the one hand, and the historical-material processes that shape cultural production, on the other? Almost a century after György Lukács reinstated the concept at the very center of Marx’s project, and some four decades since the publication of Fredric Jameson’s The Political Unconscious, we are compelled to ask: how might we think about cultural production, circulation, and consumption in relation with, rather than in opposition to, totality? 

Spaces, Narratives, and Technologies of Care

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This panel is interested in critiques of narratives and representations of spaces and technologies of care, including the medicalization of homes, disabling spaces in the home, examinations of how bodied and disembodied artificial intelligence may change geographies of care, deterritorialization of long-term care facilities, the cosmopolitanized spaces of care in hotels, the gendered and racialized politics of service industries, and the promotion or promise of care through mediated forms of print and digital technologies.

NeMLA 2022 Panel -- Care, Knowledge, and Subjectivity: Foucault’s Epimeleia

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:28pm
Marina Malli / SUNY Binghamton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

**Deadline extended**

This panel seeks to explore the contemporary uses of the Greek “care” or epimeleia particularly in ways enabled by Michel Foucault’s analysis of the notion connecting to (self)knowledge, subjectivity, and mode of life.

 

*Deadline Extended (Oct 15): Dance as Site-ation: Adapting Literature, Film, Media, Place, and Performance (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Dancing, perhaps most famously of the Tik Tok variety, has helped many cope and adapt to the past year’s pandemic, making people feel connected in an almost choreographed way. Not only infiltrating certain web sites, site-specific dance—choreographed work inspired by a specific space or place—is becoming increasingly relevant, especially in environmental terms. Recent projects such as Karole Armitage’s “On the Nature of Things” or Jody Sperling’s “Polar Rhythms” have taken nature, and more specifically climate change and other environmental issues, as their source of inspiration. A transformative art, dance offers the possibility of intimate connection and even continuous metamorphosis.

Film Exhibition: The Italian Context (Symposium / Edited Volume)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 12:32pm
Damien Pollard & Edward Bowen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021

This symposium and edited volume seeks to draw together research into cinematic exhibition in Italy throughout the twentieth and twenty-first century. Current research into Italian cinema is continuously expanding its purview to consider the great range of genres, forms and contexts that have been engaged by filmmakers working in the country. Similarly, recent studies have shone vital light on the complex make up of Italy’s film audiences, and on the practices of film producers and distributors in the country. This project will continue this critical expansion by investigating the myriad ways in which film media (both Italian and foreign) has been exhibited and consumed in Italy.

Update High-impact Pedagogy: Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 11:56am
NeMLA 53rd Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Update: the deadline for this CFP has been changed to October 15, 2021.

This roundtable invites brief presentations of concrete strategies for carrying out undergraduate research in the humanities as well as specific ideas for the application of undergraduate research either inside or outside of the academy. NeMLA's 53rd convention will be held March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Please submit an abstract of 200-300 words through the NeMLA website [https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP] and any questions to Kathryn Hendrickson at kraehendrickson@gmail.com.

NeMLA2022 Roundtable: Intertextual Wilde (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Whether he parodied, plagiarized, appropriated, translated, borrowed, or critiqued, Oscar Wilde’s work contains a web of references that vigorously engages with the voices of others. The way Wilde spoke with and through his sources may reveal not only his own influences and allegiances, but also aspects of larger conversations within late Victorian culture involving artistic production, Decadence, theater, journalism, scholarship, poverty, gender issues, sexuality, prison reform, and more.

Teaching the Global Eighteenth Century (Roundtable at ASECS Annual Conference, March 31-April 2, 2022, Baltimore, MD)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 9:52am
Geremy Carnes, Lindenwood University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 8, 2021

For this roundtable, we seek presentations on any aspect of teaching the eighteenth-century
within a global context. Presentations might focus on strategies for teaching transcultural and
transnational encounters; travel, trade, or colonialism; eighteenth-century world literatures; or
any text or set of texts—written, oral, visual, aural, or material—that “globalize” students’
engagement with the eighteenth century. We welcome presentations that offer strategies for
teaching subject matter that exposes, interrogates, unsettles, decenters, or displaces a Eurocentric
worldview.

Migration, Belonging, and Afro-Europeanness: Current Articulations and Future Perspectives

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:26am
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel aims to explore how writers and filmmakers have articulated questions of Blackness and Europeanness, migration and cultural belonging, colonial histories and decolonial futures.

In recent decades, artists, scholars, and activists from all over Europe have interrogated and problematized wishful narratives about Europe as a democratic stronghold and a multicultural, borderless space. Working in different media, forms, and genres, these works address urgent questions, such as the racialization of migration, the persistent social and economic inequalities of urban spaces, and the legacies of repressed colonial histories.

*Updated Deadline Extension to 10/15/21* NeMLA 2022 - Exploring Plurality: Queering Feminism(s), Neoliberalism, and the Commodification of Intersectionality

updated: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 10:58pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Feminism does not exist in singularity, and its plurality centers disenfranchised narratives and perspectives. Due to the interwoven structural oppressions based on the social construct of identities, intersectionality’s formation provides a foundation and praxis to theorize and contribute to the dismantling of systemic oppressions. The whitening of intersectionality participates in commodification (Bilge 2015), in stark opposition to its original intentionality (Crenshaw 1991), and calls into question the plurality of feminism as if a hegemonic conceptualization of ‘feminism’ would be preferred, enhanced, or (en)forced.

Deadline Extended: NeMLA 2022 - Contemporary Poetry and Social Media

updated: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:43pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable will convene literary and media scholars with poets themselves to explore the present and future of poetic cultures online, both in the U.S. and around the world. Our largest question can be simply put: to what extent have platforms for digital “prosumption” and online networking transformed the social life of contemporary poetry? We understand this inquiry to entail a diverse array of other, finer pointed questions: How does social media now condition the politics of contemporary poetry, where “politics” signifies both the institutional lifeforms of poetry’s production and circulation, and the ostensible public efficacy of poems themselves?

(Extended Deadline Oct. 15) NeMLA 2022: Sex in Literature After #MeToo

updated: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

In recent years there has been increased attention to conversations concerning consent, sexual violence, and rape. The stories of survivors have been an important tool for informing the public about these issues and providing healing. First-hand nonfiction accounts of sexual violence like A Woman in Berlin, Know My Name, and Willow Weep for Me have helped to destigmatize conversations about rape and sexual assault and problematized mainstream understandings of these concepts. Novels like The Handmaid’s Tale have also been able to question what sex and pleasure could look like within a rape culture.

UPDATED: RuPedagogies of Realness: RuPaul’s Drag Race and Teaching and Learning

updated: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 12:45pm
Lindsay Bryde/ New England Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This roundtable is a combined showcase of published work that began on a NeMLA panel and an opportunity to extend the conversation from the original panel and publication to look at the increasingly global enterprise of RuPaul’s Drag Race and its pedagogical power. Across its chapters, RuPedagogies of Realness: Essays on RuPaul’s Drag Race and Teaching and Learning (McFarland 2021) tackles issues from heterotopia, pop-linguistics, philosophies of co-productive learning, and televised curricula to cultural appropriation, sports as pedagogy, stand-up as pedagogy, and even digital drag…right into the COVID-19 pandemic.

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