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MMLA Spring 2025 Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 9:48am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2025

In the last four years, we have collectively witnessed an increasing number of uprisings, growing social movements, and calls for solidarity. Following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, for example, we saw calls for solidarity in the uprisings against police violence and the systemic, pervasive white supremacy that has structured our social institutions. As COVID-19 eviction moratoriums lifted in 2021, we saw solidarity between tenants and unhoused people in movements for housing rights. In May 2022, the Supreme Court’s reversal of the Roe v.

52nd Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 9:47am
Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 16, 2024

FEB 17-18 – Virtual

FEB 20-22 – In-Person

Featuring Keynote Speakers

 RACHEL KUSHNER, BEN LERNER, JAHAN RAMAZANI,

 and JORGE MEDINA!

 

The Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture welcomes critical papers and full panel discussions about literature from the 20th and 21st centuries and its connections to other art forms and academic fields. The conference also welcomes creative submissions, such as literary compositions, videos, or hybrid genres. Additionally, critical-creative submissions exploring poetics, crafts, or writing practices are welcomed.

 

The African Presence in Asia: Past and Present

updated: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 9:47am
Black Histories
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Black Histories Dialogue (Taylor and Francis) is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original and current research on a global understanding of the histories of people of African descent. It is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on “The African Presence in Asia: Past and Present”.

Hard Bodies: Aesthetic, Materiality, and Mediality of Masculinity in American and European Art and Visual Culture, c. 1900 – today

updated: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 9:47am
Max Böhner (Humboldt-University of Berlin/University of Potsdam), Antje Krause-Wahl (Goethe University); Clara J. Lauffer (Goethe University); Simon Wendt (Goethe University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Hard Bodies: Aesthetic, Materiality, and Mediality of Masculinity in American and European Art and Visual Culture, c. 1900 – today

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M., Germany, 9th–11th January 2025

Deadline: 15th July, 2024

 

Description:

The hard body is omnipresent in contemporary culture. It evokes purity, whiteness, and resistance to cracking or contamination. It is the result of disciplined self-optimization (physical training, a strict diet, dietary supplements, and/or surgery) and part of the iconography of white supremacy. Contemporary artists only refer to the hard male body to destroy it – like Candice Lin in her installation A Hard White Body (2017). 

Gothic in Asian Animation and Sequential Art, a special issue of 'Gothic Studies'

updated: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 6:11am
Joseph Crawford, University of Exeter
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Article proposals are invited for a special journal issue of Gothic Studies (expected publication date November 2026) on “Gothic in Asian Animation and Sequential Art” edited by Katarzyna Ancuta (Chulalongkorn University) and Joseph Crawford (University of Exeter).

 

16th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2024 - 5:44pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

The 16th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 14, 2024, 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 2024 conference theme “Lyrical Louisiana,” as well as creative texts by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

George Haggerty’s Legacy (deadline extended)

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2024 - 1:25pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024

As a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Riverside, George Haggerty was a prolific scholar internationally recognized for his work across Restoration and eighteenth-century studies; British and American gothic; the history of gender and sexuality; lesbian, gay, and queer studies; Horace Walpole; and most recently, friendship. 

George was also a phenomenal teacher of undergraduates, an engaged mentor to graduate students and junior scholars, and a key figure in establishing the Queer and Trans Caucus at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Queering Arcadia: the early modern pastoral across gender and genre (RSA Boston 2025)

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2024 - 6:26am
Johann Paccou, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris), for Epistémè
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024

In Richard Barnfield’s The Affectionate Shepheard (1594), the identity of the aptly-named Ganymede, who is gendered as a “boy,” appears to be labile in the eye of the poetic persona: “If thou wilt be my Boy, or else my Bride.” Such indefiniteness surrounding gender identity is typical of early modern English pastoral, which relies on classical precedents to idealise the life of enamoured shepherds in idyllic landscapes. Indefiniteness is also noticeable in the figure of the “amorous girl-boy” Ganymede in Thomas Lodge’s romance Rosalynde (1592), as well as in that of their Shakespearean counterpart in the pastoral comedy As You Like It (c. 1599).

The Textual Self: Aesthetics and Politics of Contemporary Self-Narration

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2024 - 4:58am
English Department / LMU Munich
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

IBZ, Munich

*21st-22nd November, 2024*

*Keynotes*

 

  • Kirsty Bell (Author of The Undercurrents, Berlin)
  • Claire Squires (Stirling)
  • Corinna Norrick-Rühl (Münster)
  • Alexandra Effe (Oslo)
  • Julia  Lajta-Novak (Vienna)
  • Sabine Erbrich (Editor, Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin)

 

International Conference on Interdisciplinary Dialogues

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2024 - 12:30am
Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

3-Day International Conference on Interdisciplinary Dialogues (ICID-2024)

We are glad to invite you to present your research paper at the 3-Day International Conference on Interdisciplinary Dialogues (ICID-2024), organised by Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Kerala from 10th to 12th August 2024 in the online mode. This conference provides SIX MAJOR TRACKS to discuss the significance and scope of interdisciplinary research and provides opportunities for collaboration and networking with researchers from India and abroad.

Neurodivergent Representations and Possibilities

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:20pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

This session will explore various representations of neurodivergence (autism, ADHD, personality disorders, anxiety, and depression, etc.) in literature, film, and rhetorical narratives. We are interested in proposals where depictions of neurodivergence are demystified, challenged, or elaborated upon: these discussions can explore uplifting, renewed, and positive depictions of neurodivergence, as well as discourses on problematized and stereotypical depictions. We ask that you highlight the strengths, setbacks, and possibilities associated with neurodivergence as depicted in literature, film, and other media.

Some examples of topics of interest include:

· Ableism and discrimination

2025 Katherine Anne Porter Session at the ALA

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:20pm
Katherine Anne Porter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2024

Christine Grogan will chair the Katherine Anne Porter Society session at the 36th American Literature Association Conference. The conference will take place May 21-24, 2025, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. Conference details and information about hotel reservations are available through the web site of the American Literature Association, https://americanliteratureassociation.org/.

Asynchronous short course on Multimodality and American Literature

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:20pm
Center for Education and Life-long Learning / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 14, 2024

Subject: Asynchronous short course on Multimodality and American Literature

 An asynchronous short course is offered by the Center for Education and Lifelong Learning of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, with emphasis placed on Multimodality and American Literature under the following title: Multimodality: Print and Digital Anglophone Narratives (3,5 ECTS).

Medusa: Essays on Different Media

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:19pm
Rachel L. Carazo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 8, 2024

This call for papers seeks chapters on Medusa for a volume intended for the series, Villains and Creatures.

Each chapter of the volume is intended to be an overview of depictions of Medusa in specific kinds of media; nevertheless, the arguments/theses of each individual chapter should still be original, using past works and research to develop a current (new) perspective on Medusa.

The proposed sections and chapters follow.

Section I: Mythology and Literature

Mythology and Folklore: This section will review the main mythology and folklore associated with Medusa.

UPDATED: Women Wandering Purposefully: The Flâneuse in Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:19pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Irina Gendelman/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 8, 2024

CFP:

Women Wandering Purposefully:

The Flâneuse in Literature and Popular Culture

(Edited Collection/Updated 6-1-24)

 

“I love walking in London. Really, it’s better than walking in the country.”

—Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

 

“Invisible Secrets in Pre-1865 American Literature” (SAMLA)

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:19pm
Michael S. Martin/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Recent scholarly approaches in antebellum American literature emphasizes the role of secrets and secrecy, as in Dominick Mastroianni’s Politics and Skepticism in Antebellum American Literature (2022); essays on secrecy in Emily Dickinson’s poetry (Jeffrey Simons, Paul Scott Derrick, 2011); and the secret lives of nineteenth-century literature (Harper, Dickinson, Melville, 2022) in digital media, as Kayla Shipp has argued. This panel explores the way that unstated ideas, points, or secrets are exchanged in antebellum American literature. “Secrets” could be considered as gossip, or social exchange, in texts; hidden codes or alternate forms of discourses in various forms of writing; covert, extratextual meanings in texts, and much more.

Call for Panel Proposals: Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC) Sponsored Panels for RSA

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

Call for Panel Proposals
Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC) Sponsored Panels for RSA
Renaissance Society of America Conference
Boston, MA, USA March 20-22, 2025
CFP Deadline: August 1, 2024

As an Associate Organization of the Renaissance Society of America, RCSC will be sponsoring up to two sessions at next year’s RSA conference in Boston. We seek proposals for complete panels on any subject of the Renaissance world. All fields are welcome. Please see the details below about what is expected to propose a panel, or consult the RSA conference website. 

Deadline Approaching: Engaging Global Cinema Cultures: Discourses and Disruptions

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Global Cinema Symposium, University of Texas at Dallas
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Nov. 1-2, 2024, In-person at the University of Texas at Dallas

 Keynote Speakers: Dr. Lúcia Nagib (University of Reading), Dr. Lalitha Gopalan (University of Texas at Austin)

Special guests include Samirah Alkassim (George Mason University),
Iggy Cortez (University of California, Berkeley), Shekhar Deshpande (Arcadia University), and Meta Mazaj (University of Pennsylvania).

Jubilee!

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

It's our 50th birthday, and we're having a party!

Please join us Feb 28th-Mar 1st, 2025 for a very special Sewanee Medieval Colloquium. This year’s conference theme is intended to be as capacious as possible to encourage previous presenters, respondents, and plenaries to return to the Colloquium to celebrate what lies ahead for Medieval Studies. The meeting is intended to celebrate the ways in which the conference has fostered conversations between established scholars and new voices in the field. To this end, we hope to create as many panels as possible that pair former attendees with new, emerging scholars as we think about the future of the discipline.

Star Trek and Disability

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Canadian Journal of Disability Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Papers — Disability and Star Trek, Special Issue of CJDS

 

Proposal Deadline: September 1, 2024

 

Hideous Progenies: Adulterous Adaptations of Frankenstein in the 21st-Century

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:18pm
Kyle William Bishop
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

With the commercial and critical success of Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things (2023), I am assembling a collection of scholarly essays that will explore additional unfaithful 21st-century adaptations (in various media) of Mary Shelley’s 1818 masterpiece, Frankenstein. Taking a page from Thomas Leitch’s idea of the “Ethics of Infidelity,” I propose that investigating the longevity of Shelley’s essential story (the overreacher plot coupled with an animated or re-animated creature) as translated into a variety of “adulterous adaptations” would demonstrate how the plot, structure, character types, themes, etc.

11th International Biennial Conference on American Studies

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:17pm
Akaki Tsereteli State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 27, 2024

 

XI International Conference on American Studies

Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia will host a two-day international biennial multidisciplinary conference on American studies. The conference is dedicated to the memory of Professor Vasil Kacharava, the former president of the Georgian Association for American Studies and one of the founding fathers of American Studies in Georgia. It is organized by Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU), ATSU Foreign Affairs and Development Office and John Dos Passos Association of Georgia.

CFP Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis: On the Uses of Absence

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:17pm
Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2024

Soapbox 6.0: On the Uses of Absence

-- peer-reviewed; open to critical and artistic work; submission deadline: June 10; extended proposals --

The Coming Freedom: Censoring Queer Lives, Bodies, and Books

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:17pm
Kurt Milberger & Hannah Shearer The Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

The Journal of Popular Culture Special Issue Call for Papers

The Coming Freedom: Censoring Queer Lives, Bodies, and Books

About this Issue

Ambedkar and Community: Minor Figurations and Comparative Mediations

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:14pm
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 22, 2024

Singularly remembered for his influential role in authoring the Constitution of India, Ambedkar’s
thinking continues to provoke new thoughts on the normative orders of the social and the state.
However, foregrounding the centrality of “community” in understanding the social and the state,
this conference invites scholars to rethink Ambedkar as a paradigmatic figure—a writer and a
thinker—on community, understood as critical, even conflictual, constellations of affinities and
associations.
The idea of such a conference itself was an offshoot of conversations and contestations among a
few scholars of Humanities and Social Sciences in Hyderabad, working and worrying

Call for Chapters for Toyetic Television: A Companion

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:13pm
Sophia Staite
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

From G. I. Joe workout routines and Sailor Moon wedding gowns to Bratz doll make-unders and Ferby modding, toyetic, merchandise-driven television from past decades has proved remarkably resilient. Toyetic television clearly holds a far greater and more enduring cultural significance than definitions such as “glorified half-hour commercials” (Hilton-Morrow & McMahan 2003, p. 78) might suggest. It is meaningful to individual viewers, it becomes “social lubricants facilitating communication between one child and another” (Steinberg 2012, p. 90), and it can connect generations through shared viewing and playing pleasures.

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