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Updated:Cut the Schmaltzy Music: Representations of Disability in Reality Competition Shows

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 8:20am
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

This session seeks papers that look at how disability is depicted in reality competition series. Participants are encouraged to consider the edit that the contestant(s) received and whether accommodations were provided during the competition. How are contestants asked to represent, and educate audiences of, a diverse community that includes those with invisible and/or silent disabilities?

The conference is being held by the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 23-26, 2023, 2022 in Niagra Falls, NY.

ACLA: Unfinished : The Theory and Praxis of Incompletion

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 2:56pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Organizers: Madeleine Reddon (Loyola University Chicago) and Jeff Noh (Clark University)

ACLA: Human Rights Literature and the Politics of Responsibility

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:45pm
American Comparative Literature Association 2023 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

In recent decades, human rights have risen to prominence as a “dominant discourse for addressing issues of social justice” (Swanson Goldberg and Schultheis Moore 2012, 4). Scholars have demonstrated (and interrogated) the role that literature has played in human rights’ ascension–from the novel’s progressive expansion of the category of the “human” (Hunt 2007), to the widespread (albeit compromised) liberal belief that conveying narratives of suffering to concerned publics can promote justice (Schaffer and Smith 2004), to the evidence that “human rights bestsellers” shore up American militarism and neoliberal imperialism (Anker 2012). 

Call for Book Chapters: Creative Negotiations. Romania – America 1920-1940

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:44pm
Dr. Sonia D. Andras, Dr. Roxana Mihaly
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 6, 2023

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Chapter Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, 6 February 2022

Creative Negotiations. Romania – America 1920-1940

Book edited by Dr. Sonia D. Andraş (The “Gheorghe Şincai” Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Târgu-Mureş, Romania)and Dr. Roxana Mihaly (The “Gheorghe Şincai” Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Târgu-Mureş, Romania)

 

Introduction

Journal for Fantasy Research Special Issue: Fantasy Across Media

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:44pm
Mapping the Impossible: Journal for Fantasy Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 13, 2022

Mapping the Impossible is an open-access student journal publishing peer-reviewed research into fantasy and the fantastic. We welcome submissions from undergraduate and postgraduate students (and from those who have graduated within the last year) from any higher education institution. We publish articles on any aspect of fantasy and the fantastic and any work within this transmedial genre.

We are currently open to submissions for our special issue entitled ‘Fantasy Across Media’, matching the theme of GIFCon 2022.

Borders of New Earth: Blue Ecocriticism, Geophilosophy and Decoloniality

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:42pm
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Very few attempts have been made so far to decolonize the expanse of Blue Humanities, yet it stands as an ensemble of creative renewals. With Ian Buchanan’s ‘Must we eat Fish’ we get to encounter the topography of such renewals. With his essay Buchanan effects a relation between ‘the foundational non-humanity of our being’ and oceans while Probyn, whose standpoint he critiques, seeks a persistence of exploitative humanist relationality with the same in the guise of “amplifying the level of felt relatedness to it”.

ACLA Undergraduate Seminar "Revisiting the City"

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:09pm
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, March 16-19, 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Since antiquity, cities have been pivotal elements in collective and personal histories. As physical and imagined spaces, they have fostered narratives of grandeur and downfall, center and periphery, democracy and imperialism, temporality and spirituality.

The conception and depiction of the city have evolved across time and space, providing different models of social and cultural relations, influencing aesthetic conventions, and generating particular emotions and values, often in contrast with other geographic settings or forms of communal living.

ACLA Seminar: Genre Theory Today

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:09pm
Martin Aagaard Jensen, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Scholars have turned to genre as both method and topic in recent years. It has arisen as a heuristic for literary sociologists, feminist critics and race theorists. At the same time, critics observe a so-called “genre turn” in the contemporary novel, noting that generic forms have begun to transgress into the domain of literary fiction.

UPDATE: The Literature of Plasticity (ACLA 2023 -- March 16-19)

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:08pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

Catherine Malabou places her signature concept of “plasticity” within the material encounters between the Kantian, Hegelian, and Derridean threads of the continental philosophical tradition and emerging developments in neuroscience, epigenesis, and political organization. Her recent work has demonstrated the relevance of these encounters to fields as diverse as trauma studies, gender and queer studies, hermeneutics, anarchism, postcolonialism, artificial intelligence, evolution, anthropogenic climate change, sexuality, and affect studies, to name just a few.

CFP for Proposed ACLA Seminar: “Global Literary History and Peter J. Kalliney’s The Aesthetic Cold War (2022)”

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:05pm
Jap-Nanak Makkar, University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

It is a commonly adopted procedure within postcolonial studies to situate literary objects of the colony in relation to the cultural heritage of the colonizer. Whether read under the “writing back” rubric, or as instances of “hybridity” and “creolization,” postcolonial texts are commonly conceived in terms of an exchange taking place between center and periphery. But recent work on “the global cold war” (Westad 2005) promises to overturn conventional protocol. As a result of this paradigm, we have begun to view the postwar years as characterized by a global contest between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

ICA Panel CFP: Online LGBTQ Discourse + Rhetoric

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:04pm
Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life, UNC
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 20, 2022

 

Hello from Nanditha Narayanamoorthy and Yvonne Eadon, postdoctoral research scholars from the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) at UNC Chapel Hill. We are looking to convene a 6-paper panel for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Studies Interest Group at the International Communication Association (ICA) 2023 in Toronto. 

 

Shakespeare's Libraries

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:03pm
Shakespeare Seminar 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

2023 marks the 400th anniversary of Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, known as the First Folio, published in 1623. It included 36 plays, some of which had not been published before. On the website of The Folger Shakespeare Library readers are invited to “learn more about Shakespeare’s language, life, and the world he knew,” suggesting that we might be able to unlock, or at least better understand, Shakespeare’s works by studying what he and his contemporaries not only read but also saw or heard.

American Literature Association 2023 Cormac McCarthy Sessions

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:02pm
American Literature Association/Cormac McCarthy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston, MA

May 25-28, 2023

The Cormac McCarthy Society will sponsor three sessions at the American Literature Association Annual Conference in 2023.

 Topics Open.

Papers on The Passenger and Stella Maris are especially welcome 

Please submit proposals with one-page abstracts to Steven Frye, California State University, Bakersfield, at sfrye@csub.edu

Challenging Categories

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:02pm
Pascale Antolin, Bordeaux Montaigne University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2023

International conference

“Challenging Categories” – 12-13 October 2023

CLIMAS UR 4196 - Université Bordeaux Montaigne

CFP Deadline Extended: Mapping the Impossible Special Issue 'Fantasy Across Media'

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:02pm
Mapping the Impossible: Journal for Fantasy Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 13, 2022

Call for Papers: Mapping the Impossible, Special Issue ‘Fantasy Across Media’

Extended submission deadline: 13 November 2022

Mapping the Impossible is an open-access student journal publishing peer-reviewed early-career research into fantasy and the fantastic.

For more information about the journal and submissions click here>>

https://fantasy-research.gla.ac.uk/index.php/submissions/

Aims and Scope

Anne Lister Society (Spring conference in the UK)

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:01pm
The Anne Lister Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Following on our inaugural meeting in April 2022, we are thrilled to announce that the Anne Lister Society will reconvenefor its second conference, 31 Mar -- 1 Apr 2023, in Halifax, U.K.

Launched in the summer of 2020, the Society aims to foster knowledge of Lister’s extraordinary life and writings and to interpret her legacy. It seeks to nourish conversation among scholars and to build conversations between scholars and Lister’s wider readership and expanding network of invested enthusiasts. By encouraging research and greater understanding of her way of inhabiting the world, the Society aims to establish and sustain Anne Lister’s place — both in the cultural tradition and for the future.

Rethinking Europe in the Contemporary Novel: Between the Regional and the Global

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:53pm
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Rethinking Europe in the Contemporary Novel: Between the Regional and the Global

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting (Chicago, March 16-19, 2023)

CFP: Journal of Class & Culture special edition: Class and Contemporary UK Film and Television.

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:53pm
Journal of Class & Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2023

CFP: Journal of Class & Culture special edition: Class and Contemporary UK Film and Television.

The Journal of Class & Culture is a peer-reviewed journal bringing a cultural dimension to the analysis of class, and a class optic to the understanding of culture. This special edition follows on from a conference in July and focusses on class and contemporary UK film and television. Papers are invited that explore the intersection of capital, contemporary UK film and tv, and class-orientated research within contexts of production, formal qualities, and consumption.

Praxis of Social Imaginaries: Cosmologies, Othering and Liminality

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:51pm
Nordic Summer University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Call for Participation: Researchers, Arts Practitioners, and Activists

Winter Symposium : Reading Gerald of Wales Topographia Hibernica (1188) and Itinerarium Cambriae (1191)

The newly established Nordic Summer University study circle Praxis of Social Imaginaries: Cosmologies, Othering and Liminality invite all who are interested in joining our group to investigate the praxis of reading together, the praxis of listening and the praxis of telling stories.

GIFCon 2023: Boundaries and Margins in Fantasy

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:51pm
Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2023

Boundaries and Margins in Fantasy 

10th - 12th May 2023

University of Glasgow Online Conference

The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic is pleased to announce a call for papers for Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations (GIFCon) 2023 with the theme of 'Boundaries and Margins'. 

Narratives of Post-Viral Syndromes: Thinking the Past, Present, and Future

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:50pm
ACLA Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

We would like to draw colleagues' attention to our seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association's (ACLA’s) 2023 conference, "Narratives of Post-Viral Syndromes: Thinking the Past, Present, and Future". Anyone interested in presenting a paper at this seminar is requested to formally apply through the ACLA’s website between October 1 and October 31 (https://www.acla.org/narratives-post-viral-syndromes-thinking-past-present-and-future)

The Ambivalent Machismo: Representation, Mediascape, and Female Leads in Cinema

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:50pm
Postcolonial Studies Association newsletter
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 13, 2023

Carrie Paechter, in her article “Rethinking the possibilities for hegemonic femininity: Exploring a Gramscian framework” (2018)6, discusses the challenges and possibilities of conjuring a space where the discursive model of feminine essentialism can be better perceived as a binary opposite of hegemonic masculinity and patriarchal oppression. A few popular generic spaces within the mediascape, where machismo claims a front row within the psyche of the audience, have hitherto been dominated by male leads. Since the early 2000s, media representation has been witnessing a tangible shift with the emergence of female leads. The characters played by women started appearing more convincing.

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