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Intersectional Crime Fiction: Investigating the Genre (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Justine Dymond/Springfield College & Margot Douaihy/Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel examines the continuum of intersectional crime fiction writing in a U.S. context, illuminating the methods, exemplary texts, and narrative strategies that embrace inclusive tenets and movements, from Black Lives Matter to LGBTQ+ rights to #ownvoices and neurodivergence. The panel aims to investigate the possibilities and challenges presented by the incorporation of diverse social identities and critique of power structures within narrative cartography. This inquiry entails an exploration of how marginalized identities, including racial, gender, health status, veteran status, and class, are represented and interrogated within the broad range of crime fiction writing.

(Re)reading feminist speculative fiction post-Roe v. Wade (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Justine Dymond/Springfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the introduction to the collection Technologies of Speculative Fiction (2022), Sherryl Vint writes, “The same technologies that now give women more options regarding reproductive choices are simultaneously utilized by the Christian Right to agitate for regressive legislation that would limit reproductive options even more.” As we experience the continued narrowing of legal access to abortion as enabled by reproductive technologies, such as the attempt to overturn the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, how do feminist envisionings of the future help us re-frame our current political reality? This session seeks paper proposals that explore the experience of (re)reading feminist speculative fiction in the current post-Roe v. Wade climate.

'So It Is Written': The Subversion of Indigenous Culture through Documentation

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Adam DePaul / NeMLA Convention '23
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Many Indigenous communities have suffered, and continue to suffer, dire consequences from the dominant trend of ascribing primary value to the written word, considering what is not recorded as surplus data. These consequences can result either from what is selected for inclusion in the Written Record, or from what is omitted; in either case, the problem stems from a dominant culture that values the written word over knowledge transmitted through the oral tradition or held by living, unpublished knowledge keepers.

Bob Dylan – Questions on Masculinity

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Anne Marie Mai/University of Southern Denmark and Erin Callahan/San Jacinto College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Bob Dylan –   Questions on Masculinity

Bob Dylan turned 80 in 2021, still active and still the subject of controversy. People love both to hate and to love the old songwriter, musician, artist, and Nobel Prize winner. Dylan is one of the world's biggest celebrities, a riddle who prefers to surprise rather than to live up to the expectations of the audience or the media. His songs have since long become classics in the songbooks of world literature, and questions on masculinity have been raised in relation to Dylan as a star and as an artist.

This seminar is inspired by the germinating discussions on gender and masculinity in Dylan’s songs, performance, artwork, and stardom.

CfA: "Trash: Cycles of the Im_Material" On_Culture Issue 17 Autumn 2024

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Call for Abstracts for Issue 17 (Autumn 2024)

Trash: Cycles of the Im_Material

Guest Editors: Marco Presago, Juliane Saupe, Tobias Schädel 

Balkanising Classics: Theorising a New Perspective on Greco-Roman Antiquity

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Two conceptual territories bracket Europe’s imaginary geography: Greco-Roman Antiquity and the modern Balkans. According to Artemis Leontis, an “abstract principle of territorial identification” ties the political and cultural life of both modern Hellas and Western Europe to ancient Greek civilization. Rome has similarly been at the center of “a long and ongoing tradition of appropriating classical history and literature” to foster imperialist “narrative[s] of the exceptional progress” (Barnard). In comparison, the space of the Balkans seems peripheral to the project of European identity.

Framing the Unreal: Exploring Graphic/Visual Science Fiction & Fantasy

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
International Comparative Literature Research Committee on Comics Studies & Graphic Narrative/Universite Ca Foscari
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2024

 An international conference organized by the Laboratorio per lo Studio letterario del fumetto at Ca’ Foscari University and the International Comparative Literature Association Standing Research Committee on Comics Studies & Graphic NarrativeCa' Foscari University, Venice, ITALY - 13-15 November 2024 Andrew Milner, in Locating Science Fiction, argued that “the category SF applies [...] across a whole range of forms, from the novel and short story to pulp fiction and the comic book, from radio serial and television series to drama and film, from examinable set text to rock album”.

Call for Book chapters on : Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Memory Studies in Digital Age

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Centre for Memory Studies and Storytelling, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

Book Title: Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Memory Studies in Digital Age

(Routledge publication)

 

Editors: Dr.D.Sudha Rani, Dr.Rachel Irdayaraj, Coordinators -Centre for Memory Studies and Storytelling, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering And Technology, Hyderabad

Email: cmsst@vnrvjiet.in

 

CIHA 2024 Congress - Panel "Rethinking the Form-Matter Nexus after the Material Turn"

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

CIHA 2024 Congress call for Papers

 

The Call for papers for the 36th Congress of the Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA) is open. We welcome papers for the panel “Rethinking the Form-Matter Nexus after the Material Turn”. [https://www.cihalyon2024.fr/en/call-for-papers/thinking-about-matter-1-p....

 

Robots, AI, and Labor: On the Future of Work

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

CFP:

Robots, AI, and Labor: On the Future of Work

Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) annual convention

Boston, MA

March 7-10, 2024

 

Youngsters 3: Undisciplined

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Association for Research in Cultures of Young People (ARCYP)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Following our first two Youngsters conferences in Vancouver (2016) and Toronto (2019), the Association for Research in Cultures of Young People invites paper, panel, and roundtable proposals for Youngsters 3: Undisciplined to be held at the University of Calgary from June 6-8, 2024.

Youngsters 3 is a celebration of the unruly, the irreverent, and the defiant as these qualities pertain to young people, the social and imaginative worlds they inhabit and create, and the many scholarly discourses that aim to study them.

Screening Social and Economic Transformations in East-Central Europe: Film and Television as Writers and Rewriters of post-1989 History

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Babes-Bolyai University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Screening Social and Economic Transformations in East-Central Europe: Film and
Television as Writers and Rewriters of post-1989 History

Cluj-Napoca, Babes-Bolyai University, November 10-11, 2023

Abstracts submission deadline: August 15, 2023
Conference dates: November 10-11, 2023

Early Modern England on Film: Appropriation, Adaptation, and Translation

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the field of Shakespearean studies, attempts to make Shakespeare more accessible to new audiences often include the work of appropriation, adaptation, and translation.

Makeshift Historiographies: Case Studies in HIV/AIDS Cultural Archives

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Kyle Croft and Jackson Davidow @ College Art Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

For hundreds of artists who died of AIDS-related causes, only scant traces of their work—if any at all—exist in institutional archival repositories. Therefore, art-historical work revolving around the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic has often called for inventive archival methods that blend traditional forms of research with community work and emotional labor. Over the last fifteen years, scholars and activists have contended with the gaps and erasures in such archives as well as the geographic, racial, and gender biases that have characterized many historical projects. In so doing, many have necessarily drawn on and even created community-based repositories, personal collections, and oral history initiatives.

Making Space: Women’s Agency within a Patriarchal Hegemony

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

It is often said that well-behaved women seldom make history. Yet, simply because they are not the subject of multivolume biographies does not mean that “well-behaved” women did not have agency in their daily lives. This panel seeks to highlight the agentic force of the medieval women who did not subvert the patriarchal norms of their time. How did medieval women make use of patriarchal norms to their own advantage? Specifically, how did religious women, lay or monastic, live their own lives, create their own spaces, and make their own choices within the medieval patriarchal hegemony?

NeMLA 2024. K-what? Contemporary K-rhetoric and new directions in Korean Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:13pm
Alison Cotti-Lowell, New England Conservatory
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

 

We invite proposals for a panel at the next NeMLA annual conference, to be held in Boston MA, March 7-10th 2024

 

Title:  K-what? Contemporary K-rhetoric and new directions in Korean Studies

 

Extremely Online: The Internet and Connectivity in the 21st Century Novel

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:13pm
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

Though the Internet has been around since the 1980s, the “Internet novel” as a genre has only really emerged in the last decade or so. We can think of Lauren Oyler’s Fake Accounts (2021), Patricia Lockwood’s No One Is Talking About This (2021), and Calvin Kasulke’s Several People Are Typing (2021) as notable recent examples. Each of these novels take as their topic the particular and peculiar confines of the digital world we live in. Lockwood has described this sensation as falling through a “long void that never reaches the bottom,” while Brandon Taylor claims that “the Internet Novel captures some of the weird Gothic horror that white people have come, by way of their new digital Calvinism, to accept as being inherent to digital life.”

C19 2024: "Refusing Foreclosures and Endings: 19C Women Writers' Defiance, Persistence, and Resilience"

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:13pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 26, 2023

The Margaret Fuller Society invites proposals for the following panel at the C19 Conference to be held in Pasadena, CA (14–16 March 2024). Please feel free to reach out with any questions. 

 

"Refusing Foreclosures and Endings: 19C Women Writers' Defiance, Persistence, and Resilience"

 

The Margaret Fuller Society seeks to form a panel for the March 2024 C19 conference in Pasadena, CA. We invite abstracts of no more than 250 words that engage with Fuller and/or other 19C women writers (American and otherwise) as well as the conference theme—"The End." Papers might consider the following topics, among numerous possibilities:

 

Historical Fictions Research Network Conference 2024 - Reminder

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:13pm
Historical Fictions Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

 

Call for Papers
Historical Fictions Research Network Conference
(23 to 24 February 2024, University of Malmö, Sweden)

Conference Organisers: Cecilia Trenter (University of Malmö), Kristina Fjelkestam (University of Stockholm) and Claudia Lindén (University of Södertörn)

All Work, No Play

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:13pm
The University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2023

Deadline Extended: ALL WORK, NO PLAY
Please send proposals by August 14 2023

This is a symposium on pedagogy and the pedagogical imaginary presented by the English and Theatre Studies Program at The University of Melbourne and generously supported by the Shakespeare 400 Trust and the ETS program.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Claire Hansen, The Australian National University

Date: Tuesday 28th of November 2023

Attendance: in-person on the Parkville Campus and virtually via Zoom

https://allworknoplaysymposium.wordpress.com/

(E-co)nnections: The Humanities in a Time of Climate Change

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:13pm
Hellenic Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS - 4th HELAAS Young Scholar SymposiumDEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1 

"(E-co)nnections: The Humanities in a Time of Climate Change"

The Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens cordially invite you to the 4th Young Scholar Symposium, a hybrid-format event which will take place on March 2, 2024 at the Library Amphitheatre of the School of Philosophy (Athens).

National Conference on Vulnerability Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:12pm
NIT Andhra Pradesh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2023

Vulnerability Studies is a multidisciplinary field of research that examines the complex interplay between individuals, communities, and systems in the face of various risks and challenges. This area of study delves into the conditions, processes, and consequences of vulnerability, aiming to understand and address the underlying factors that contribute to the exposure and susceptibility of individuals and groups to harm or disadvantage. Scholars engaging in Vulnerability Studies draw from diverse disciplines such as sociology, psychology, geography, economics, and public health to investigate a wide range of contexts, including social inequalities, environmental degradation, economic crises, political conflicts, and public health emergencies.

Maddening The Academy

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:12pm
The International Mad Studies Journal Special Issue CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2023

The International Mad Studies Journal Special Issue CFP

Title: Maddening The Academy

Guest Editors: 

Meaghan Krazinski (she/they), Syracuse University

Jersey Cosantino (they/them), Syracuse University

Jennifer Poole (she/her), Toronto Metropolitan University

May Friedman (she/her), Toronto Metropolitan University

 

Call For Papers:

Personhood, Spirit, and the Afterlife

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:10pm
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023

Call for papers for Special Issue of English Language Notes

 Personhood, Spirit, and the Afterlife

62.2 (October 2024)

Nan Goodman, Editor in Chief
Ruth Ellen Kocher and KP Kaszubowski, Guest Editors

University of Colorado Boulder and Duke University Press

 

SCOPE:

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS: The Liminal Beings: Vulnerability and Resilience

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 5:29am
Vernon Press (USA/Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 20, 2023

Vernon Press invites book chapters for the forthcoming edited volume titled The Liminal Beings: Vulnerability and Resilience, edited by Dr. Raisun Mathew, Assistant Professor of English at Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), India.

Concept:

CFP: Northeast Popular/American Culture Association’s (NEPCA) Folklore, Belief and Religion Area invites proposals for the Fall Virtual Conference October 12 – October 14, 2023

updated: 
Thursday, August 3, 2023 - 6:33pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

DEADLINE EXTENDED The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association’s Folklore, Belief and Religion Area welcomes paper submissions for NEPCA’s 2023 fall virtual conference will be held October 12 – October 14, 2023, via Zoom. The deadline for proposals is August 14, 2023.  

 

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