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Prominence and Precarity in 21st-century African American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:24pm
Maria Rice Bellamy / NeMLA Convention: Boston MA, March 7-10, 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Seeking proposals for a roundtable discussion on defining qualities of 21st Century African American literature and cultural production and the process of creating collaborative scholarly projects on this emerging, multifaceted, and evolving body of work.

Prominence and Precarity is the name of the seventeenth volume of the Cambridge University Press series African American Literature in Transition. Focused on 21st century African American literature and cultural production, the chapters in this volume explore the tension between African American cultural prominence and African American vulnerability and precarity in contemporary US society. 

Writing Human/s The 6th Annual Writing Innovation Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:24pm
Writing Innovation Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 27, 2023

You're invited to apply for the WIS Symposium: Dear colleagues, We hope you will join us for another WIS! Specifically, Writing Human/s, the 6th annual Writing Innovation Symposium, is slated for February 1-2, 2024. Proposals for flashtalks, workshops, posters, and displays are due 10/27; proposals for flares, an undergrad-only program category, are due 12/15; applications for this year’s Bedford/St. Martin’s WIS Fellows cohort is due 12/1. Notifications will begin in early November, and registration will open in December. We want to call special attention to the 3-minute pre-recorded “flares” we are inviting undergrads to share.

Call for Applications: 2024 Curran Fellowships

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:23pm
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The Curran Fellowships are a set of travel and research grants intended to aid scholars studying 19th-century British magazines and newspapers in making use of primary print and archival sources. Made possible through the generosity of the late Eileen Curran, Professor Emerita of English, Colby College, and inspired by her pioneering research on Victorian periodicals, the Fellowships are awarded annually.

Integrated Modernisms

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:22pm
Echinox Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERSCaietele Echinox / Echinox JournalBabeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romaniahttp://caieteleechinox.lett.ubbcluj.ro/Volume 47/2024 Integrated Modernisms Editors:Francesca Caraceni (Catholic University of Milan)Anca Chiorean (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)Amalia Cotoi (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)Anna Dijkstra (Huygens Institute, Amsterdam)Anandita Pan (IISER, Bhopal)Paolo Bugliani (Tor Vergata University of Rome) We, as Moderns, have always been on a quest for novelty: new methods, new literature, new reality, new politics, new history, new technologies, new places, and so on.

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:21pm
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100- to 200-word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, in Anaheim, CA, March 29–31, 2024.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.  The CAC at WonderCon does not accept virtual submissions.  The CAC is designed to bring together comics scholars, professionals, critics, and historian

“The Shifting Terrain in Higher Education” NJCEA Annual Fall Roundtable

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:21pm
New Jersey College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Saturday, October 14, 2023, 10AM- 12PM, Hybrid:

In Person at Seton Hall University, Fahy Hall, rm. 129

Virtual in Zoom 

Please join us for the NJCEA annual Fall Roundtable. There will be two topics of discussion, both of which will inform our spring conference. 

“Facing the Challenges of Generative AI” 

How are you and your institution addressing the challenges being raised by generative AI, including ethical considerations and policies? How are you handling the use of generative AI in your classes, if at all? 

"How Can Literature, Writing, And Language Programs Survive and Even Thrive in These Challenging Times?" 

Hart Crane in the 21st Century: Crossing The Bridge and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:21pm
John P. Wargacki
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023

NeMLA 2024: 20717. Hart Crane in the 21st Century: Crossing The Bridge and Beyond (Roundtable)American/Diaspora

Chair: John Wargacki (Seton Hall University)

This roundtable discussion addresses Hart Crane’s poetry and legacy in modernism

Please log in to the convention portal for additional details and to submit:  https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html 

Critical Ecologies and Speculative Futures: Conceiving the Environment

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:18pm
DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 27, 2023

GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE 2024

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29 – FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024

DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

 

Critical Ecologies and Speculative Futures: Conceiving the Environment 

 

Critical theory has questioned the conceptual limits of ideas like the Anthropocene, Capitalocene, and supremacy of human animals over nature. Ongoing global crises, such as climate change, divergent levels of modernization, and the search for bold and expedient solutions to accelerating environmental crises urge new frameworks to analyze an interdependent world.

 

Memory and Representation area of PCA/ACA 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:17pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Memory and Representation area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites submissions on any pertinent topic (see description below) for the 2024 National Conference in Chicago, Illinois, March 27-30, 2024.

 

Memory and Representation: Area Description

Reading Black Mirror

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:17pm
Oxford Brookes University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

CFP – Reading Black Mirror

RSAJournal Call for Special Section Proposals

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:16pm
RSAJournal - Journal of the Italian Association for North-American Studies (AISNA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

RSAJournal, the journal of the Italian Association of American Studies (https://www.aisna.net/journal/, currently transitioning to OJS), is seeking Special Section proposals for its #35 issue (publication date: September 2024). The Special Section revolves around one "leading edge" topic/concept in the field of American Studies and typically includes 6 journal-length essays by established as well as early career scholars.

Religion in the Global Age: The Irreplicable Human/-ities?

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:16pm
International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2023

Religion in the Global Age

The Religion in the Global Age panel at the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture seeks papers that address the conference theme of "The Irreplacable Human/-ities?" within the framework of the analytic, scientific, or critical study of religion. In this panel, preference is given to papers focussed on comparative studies or on specific religions in the Global Age not otherwise represented by existing ISRLC panels. 

For Students by Students! An International Online Conference on Literature, Culture and Foreign Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:16pm
For Students by Students
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

January 13, 2024. An International Online Conference on Literature, Culture and Foreign Languages

You want to test your presentation skills in a culturally diverse (and accepting) environment, and You can present in English, or You simply want to listen to presentations from the comfort of your home, and connect with people on these subjects from all around the world, If you are interested in 19th, 20th Century and Contemporary Literature or Language and Culture, or if: THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU!

Filiations and Affiliations: Bonds, Entanglements and Social Networks in African Literatures and Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:16pm
African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Drawing its inspiration from Edward Said’s discussion of the ways in which texts become ‘worldly’ through a series of filiations and affiliations, the ALA invites papers and panels that address such relations in all their forms. What are the filial structures that a text brings to its readers? What kind of affiliative readings might a critic bring to the text to disrupt the filial ties? What are the stakes in engaging in the traffic between filiative and affiliative readings? Beyond considerations of (a)ffiliated critical practice, how do literary and other cultural texts represent filiations and affiliations and in what ways do they constitute such relations?

Call for Essays for Digital Encyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:16pm
Luz Elena Ramirez
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Greetings from California State University, San Bernardino. As the editor of the digital edition of the Encyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature (Facts on File), I'm inviting scholars to contribute essays of approximately 1500-2000 words to this contracted and peer reviewed volume. The volume is scheduled to be published digitally in 2024/2025.  Deadline for proposals is 11/1/23.

Ways to contribute:
1) Research, write and submit for peer review one of the essay topics listed, a biography.
AND/OR
2) Serve as a peer reviewer–reviewers should have expertise/publishing/teaching/editing record in the field of Spanish American and or Latino literature. Each reviewer will read about 50-100 pages.

Imaginary Artifacts and Design

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:16pm
Imagining the Impossible: international journal for the Fantastic in Contemporary Media
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

“In everyday usage, the word object denotes a solid, visible, tangible, and inanimate thing; the notion of a nonexistent or merely imaginary object must appear as a contradiction in terms” – Winfried Nöth.

Film Studies: Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:16pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers

Film Studies

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

                                                    45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on September 1, 2023

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2023

Teaching in States of Surveillance

updated: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 2:14pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

 Considerations of strategies and experiences teaching under the current spate of laws that are making the classroom into a space of surveillance, danger, threat. Emotional states, states as government entities, states of being—all impact our work as pedagogues—of the eighteenth century or anything else. In particular, where proposed (and soon to pass) laws seek to silence teaching about race and gender specifically, the term “classical liberal arts” treats the eighteenth century as a ’safe space’ of Enlightenment tradition--running up against current efforts to responsibly ‘decolonize’ or remake the “eighteenth century” as some of us received it.

Saints English Graduate Conference 2024: Play and Pleasure, University of St Andrews, 1-2 March

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2023 - 1:25pm
School of English, University of St Andrews
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Does play guarantee pleasure? Does work preclude pleasure? Do you have a guilty pleasure?

This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore the dynamic relationships between play and pleasure in various literary and cultural contexts, while critically examining the contemporary debates surrounding these themes. We encourage submissions that emphasise their interconnectedness rather than treating them as separate entities. In this light, we invite scholars to redefine, subvert, or “play” with these terms.

NeMLA 2024 - The Slow Cancellation of Futurism: Utopia, Dystopia, and the Imagined City

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2023 - 3:12am
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Influenced by Le Corbusier’s ‘Radiant City’, the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects in St. Louis were a modernist, utopian vision of urban renewal. However, they quickly slid into disrepair and in 1972 were partially demolished in a nationwide, televised spectacle. The failure of Pruitt-Igoe shows us that the dystopia is always necessarily contained within the utopia: despite the intentions of its architect Minoru Yamasaki, in planning the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects, it was always destined to be a vision of 'functional' racial segregation by its federal ideators. Although the edict of racial segregation was thrown out by the Supreme Court, the dystopian seed had been planted, and serves as an exemplar for what a dystopia truly is: a utopia unraveled.

Southern Humanities Conference, Savannah, GA, Feb. 2-4, 2024

updated: 
Sunday, October 8, 2023 - 3:12pm
Southern Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2023

The Southern Humanities Conference, 2024

Call for Papers

 

Conference Theme: (Em)Body/Environment

Savannah, GA, February 1-4, 2024

 

The Southern Humanities Conference provides an opportunity for scholars, artists, writers, musicians, performers, and humanists of all kinds to share their knowledge, research, work, and experiences in an interdisciplinary, welcoming, and engaging intellectual space.

 

Frame Narratives: Then and Now (Seminar)

updated: 
Friday, October 6, 2023 - 1:12pm
55th Annual NeMLA Convention March 7-10, 2024 in Boston, MA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Submit 200-300 word abstracts (with a short bio) via the NeMLA Portal | EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 15, 2023.

https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP 

Please contact Ronny Litvack-Katzman (ronny.litvack-katzman@mail.mcgill.ca) or Adam Hill (adam.hill@mcgill.ca) with any questions.

Frame Narratives: Then and Now (Seminar)

Migration In and Out of Africa: A Cultural Perspective

updated: 
Friday, October 6, 2023 - 7:20am
Indraprastha: An International Journal of Culture and Communication Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers

Indraprasth: An International Journal of Culture and Communication Studies 

invites original and unpublished papers for its 2023 edition on the theme: 

Migration In and Out of Africa: A Cultural Perspective

 

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