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Travel Writing

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 3:56pm
Alan Blackstock/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Seeking proposals for presentations on travel writing in English from any period or country.  The 2023 RMMLA convention will be held in Denver, CO from Oct. 12-14. Please submit a 200-word abstract by April 26.

7th International Conference: “Literature of the Classics or the Classics in Literature: Classical Presences in Portuguese-Speaking Literatures”

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 6:56am
Centre for Classical Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2023

Call for papers

 

7th International Conference: “Literature of the Classics or the Classics in Literature: Classical Presences in Portuguese-Speaking Literatures”

December 4-6, 2023 | School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

 

The Short Story: Sustaining Public Discourse through Narrative Truths

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:55am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

In her introduction to the 2021 edition of the Best American Short Stories, two-time National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward contends that short stories sustain us in a post-pandemic society sundered by misinformation, deep fakes, and a deficit of empathy. Citing the influence of her grandmother Dorothy’s own storytelling, Ward advocates for fiction with “language that evokes and renders sharply and beautifully even as it confounds.” In other words, Ward celebrates the short story as a narrative form that simultaneously generates and depicts the lived, embodied experiences of characters and their communities, even as it stirs audiences to interrogate their presumptions, attachments, and philosophies.

Entertainment or Polemic: Writing Fiction and Creative Nonfiction in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:55am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

The world of creative writing is torn by competing imperatives. On one hand, there’s the insistence that fiction, creative nonfiction, and storytelling are inseparable from the work of civic engagement and public discourse, as urged by a pantheon of writers including Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, James Baldwin, Robert Penn Warren, and others. On the other hand, creative writers are often urged against tethering their fiction and creative nonfiction to overt political agendas: it is on these didactic grounds that John Banville once insisted that the political sensibility that made George Orwell a deft satirist muddled his skill as a fiction writer. 

MIDWESTERN POPULAR CULTURE AMERICAN CULTURE 2023

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:55am
Midwestern Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

 

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

 

Friday-Sunday, 6-8 October 2023

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

 

Address: DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 362-8000

 

Conference participants will be responsible for securing their own lodging. 

 

Marginalization and Inclusion in the Francophone Theatre of Western Canada and the Territories

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:54am
Theatre Research in Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Please find the official call for papers on the journal website: https://www.utpjournals.press/journals/tric/call-for-papers

We invite researchers to submit article proposals for a special issue on marginalization and inclusion in the francophone theatre spaces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The special issue will appear in Theatre Research in Canada (University of Toronto Press), with a tentative issue number of 46.1.

Smellworlds

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:54am
Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 25, 2023

169. Smellworlds

Mathew Arthur, Simon Fraser University;

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SPECIAL ANTHOLOGY OF ONE MINUTE HORROR PLAYS TITLED 'SHHH! BREATHE SLOW!'

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:54am
Fresh Words-An International Literary Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SPECIAL ANTHOLOGY OF ONE MINUTE HORROR PLAYS TITLED 'SHHH! BREATHE SLOW!'

FRESH WORDS-AN INTERNATIONAL LITERARY MAGAZINE isopen for submissions for Special One Minute Horror Plays Anthology titled 'SHHH! BREATHE SLOW!' . Please send all submissions to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com as per the following guidelines:

 1. The play should be a 1 minute horror play/monologue.

2. We shall not accept works promoting or glorifying- violence, sexual abuse, racism , hatred or any political ideology.

Drama and Society Panel - PAMLA 2023

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:54am
Kimberly Jew/University of Utah
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

 

120th PAMLA CONFERENCE (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association)

 

OCTOBER 26-29, 2023, PORTLAND, OR

HILTON PORTLAND

 

“Drama and Society Panel” 

 Roundtable Format 

 

Call for Chapters: "The Politics of Performance: National Instruments in Global Perspective"

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:54am
Christopher L. Ballengee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Call for contributions for an edited volume:

 

The Politics of Performance: National Instruments in Global Perspective

 

Edited by

Christopher L. Ballengee (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin)

Jack Forbes (Milwaukee Area Technical College)

 

After Disaster: Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:53am
Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

Theme: After Disaster

Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC

October 26-28, 2023

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan Felch, Professor Emerita, Calvin University

Translating Transnational Feminisms

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:53am
Journal of Feminist Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

Translating Transnational Feminisms
Special Issue: The Journal of Feminist Scholarship
Co-edited by Erin K. Krafft and Caroline De Souza

Abstracts Due: May 15, 2023

Full Papers Due: July 15, 2023

[CfP] Form & Transformation Conference, CUNY GC, 17 November 2023

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:53am
Chiara Caputi, The Graduate Center CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 3, 2023

From antiquity, the concept of ἐνέργεια (energeia) as potentiality has guided and continues to drive our idea of form and change. Transformation allows us to understand the movement of form and thought, and likewise insists on new perspectives and epistemologies. We consider transformation as a concept that can encapsulate distinction, change, divergent ways of thinking and being. The question of transformation, then, requires us to reexamine the utility and function of form.

"Considerate la vostra semenza": Dante's influences on second-generation Italian authors"

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:53am
Chiara Caputi, The Graduate Center CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Dear colleagues,

please consider submitting an abstract to the panel: "Considerate la vostra semenza": Dante's influences on second-generation Italian authors" for the PAMLA 2023 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon - October 26-29, 2023.

 

Due date for paper proposals: May 31, 2023

 

Shifting Landscapes: Class and Capitalism in Literature, Film, and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:53am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The rapidly shifting landscape of capitalism in our current moment requires that we resituate our analyses of texts and sites of cultural production with the intent to question categories of class and overarching capitalist structures. Echoing theorists such as Jonathan Beller whose work attends to novel developments in capitalist economic formation, this seminar seeks to examine the place of texts within a constantly changing capitalist landscape. With this in mind, this seminar responds to the ways in which accumulation, commodification, distribution, and markets become specialized economies, such as the information economy, attention economy, and surveillance capitalism, to name a few.

Imaginative kin-making. Narrating alternative forms of kinship in survival literature and fiction.

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:53am
Rossella Ciocca (Università di Napoli L'Orientale); Marta Cariello (Università della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli")
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

XXXI AIA Conference

Rende, Cosenza, 13-16 September 2023

Associazione Italiana di Anglistica

 

Call for proposals for panel

Convenors: R. Ciocca (Università di Napoli L’Orientale) and Marta Cariello (Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli) 

Call for chapter abstracts- Extended Deadline- Human Rights and Indian Literary Communities

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:53am
Dr Swatie/ University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

Call for book chapters in an edited volume: Human Rights and IndianLiterary Communities

This collection undertakes various explorations about the role of literary (and related cultural) communities in the acknowledgement and understanding of human rights bearing subjects. Can literary texts highlight and empathise with those on the social margins as legal subjects possessing rights? Do texts also recognise and challenge the contours of human rights? Can literary communities help imagine and reimagine the outlines of those deemed human and therefore capable of being human rights bearing citizens?

Essays on Indie Tabletop Roleplaying Games

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:53am
Stephanie Hedge
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Essays on Indie Tabletop Roleplaying Games

This edited collection will be a part of McFarland & Company, Inc.’s Studies in Gaming series. It will be peer reviewed.

Call for Contributions: Victorian Reproductions

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:52am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Victorian Reproductions

 

Call for Contributions

 

Journal for the Study of British Cultures (2/24)

Guest Editors: Sarah Wegener and Wolfgang Funk

 

Singles, Singlehood and the Pandemic

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:52am
International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2023

The growing number of singles globally and increased attention that is paid to them within academia, public domain and popular culture has reignited many debates with regard to theory, methodology and practice thereby highlighting multiple contestations and lacunae within structural frameworks that require interrogation from new perspectives and methodologies. In the light of the above, we can ask what does it mean to be non-partnered when viewed from a normative lens that prioritizes cishet families and compulsory coupledom? 

(CFP: PAMLA 2023) Animal Studies and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:52am
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The 120th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2023) will be held at the at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon between October 26-29, 2023, sponsored by the University of Washington, Seattle.

5th Heidelberg Graduate Students Conference

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:52am
English Department, University of Heidelberg
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

The 5th Heidelberg Graduate Students Conference in English Studies will take place on June 2-3, both in person and online.

The conference offers 11 panels on a diverse range of subjects including (but not limited to) variational linguistics and language change, gender studies, urban studies, ecocriticism, speculative fiction, AI and technology in fiction, conspiracies in fiction, and travel narratives.

Feminist Resistance

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:50am
Janus Unbound: Journal of Critical Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Janus Unbound: Journal of Critical Studies is pleased to announce the CFP for issue 3.1 "Feminist Resistance" scheduled for Winter 2023 publication with submissions due by 15 July 2023.

WOCIA 2023 | Community As Rebellion: Thriving in the Academy

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:50am
Women of Color in the Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 19, 2023

The Women of Color in the Academy Conference brings together women of color and their allies for a variety of interactive hands-on workshops and networking opportunities. This year's hybrid conference will be held on Friday, May 19, and can be attended remotely or on the Boston campus of Northeastern University.

The theme of this year's conference, "Community as Rebellion," is inspired by Professor Lorgia García Peña's book of the same name. We are honored to welcome Professor Peña as the keynote speaker.

To learn more and register, visit https://woc.northeastern.edu/

 

CFP: DEADLINE EXTENDED Stardom and Fandom, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Summer Salon Virtual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:50am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 22, 2023

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Call for Papers

STARDOM & FANDOM

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

SWPACA Summer Salon

 

June 8 & 9, 2023

Virtual Conference

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on March 18, 2023

Proposal submission deadline: EXTENDED to April 22, 2023

 

 

A New American Vein: Critical Essays on Contemporary Appalachian Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:49am
Nicole Drewitz-Crockett and Zackary Vernon
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

A New American Vein: 

Critical Essays on Contemporary Appalachian Literature

 

Scholarly Collection: Call for Contributions

 

Editors: Nicole Drewitz-Crockett and Zackary Vernon

 

Victoria Bloomsday Symposium and Bash

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:49am
University of Victoria
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

CFP: The Annual Victoria Bloomsday Symposium and Celebration (15/3/2023; 16/6/2023)

 

We seek proposals for brief (~18 minutes) critical and/or creative presentations on any aspect of Joyce studies, from any perspective. We especially encourage work that approaches Joyce and his works from non-traditional (or traditionally marginalized) angles. Topics may include, but are not limited to considerations of Joyce and

  • sex, gender, and sexuality
  • race
  • class
  • Indigeneity
  • the law
  • translation
  • cryptids
  • the paranormal

 

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