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In Living Color: Exploring the Complexities of Colorism within the U.S. and Around the World in the 21st-Century

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 9:35am
The Journal of Colorism Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2023

The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line, the question as to how far differences of race-which show themselves chiefly in the color of the skin and the texture of the hair-will hereafter be made the basis of denying to over half the world the right of sharing to utmost ability the opportunities and privileges of modern civilization.

—W.E.B. Du Bois (1900)

 

Are there multiple forms or species of racism or simply variations of a fundamental structure?

—Jared Sexton (2012)

 

I have only one solution: to rise above this absurd drama that others have staged around me

—Fanon (1952)

Post-Pandemic Futures: Cultural Meeting Points

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 9:34am
QUB / Maynooth University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

POST-PANDEMIC FUTURES: CULTURAL MEETING POINTS

Hybrid Conference: Maynooth Campus and Zoom

 

Organized by Loïc Bourdeau (Maynooth University) 

and Steven Wilson (Queen’s University Belfast)

 

OCTOBER 5-6, 2023

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Eivind Engebretsen, Professor of Interdisciplinary Health Science (University of Oslo)

Lucille Toth, Dance Scholar & Assistant Professor of French (Ohio State University)

 

FIFTEEN YEARS OF THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 9:33am
The Superhero Project: 7th Global Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023


FIFTEEN YEARS OF THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August , 2023.

Bader College, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK

 

“That's how Dad did it, that's how America does it…and it's worked out pretty well so far…” - Iron Man (Favreau, 2008)

The Aesthetics and Politics of Psychotherapy: Literary, Cultural, and Media Perspectives on ‘Healing the Soul’ (Special Issue)

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 9:32am
ZAA: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture [Editor of Special Issue: Joanna Rostek, University of Giessen, Germany]
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

This special issue of the ZAA: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture will explore the aesthetics and politics of psychotherapy from the point of view of Anglophone literary, cultural, and media studies. In particular, we seek contributions that fall into at least one of the following three strands:

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: Women’s Innovations in Theatre, Dance, and Performance

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 9:31am
Women's Innovations in Theatre, Dance, and Performance Series
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: Women’s Innovations in Theatre, Dance, and Performance  

We are writing about a call for contributors to an exciting new series at Bloomsbury. Women’s Innovations in Theatre, Dance, and Performance aims to capture the innovations women have made to the performing arts in their historical, geographical, and disciplinary diversity. This series seeks to broaden, celebrate, and recover historical awareness of these performance-based artmakers and their contributions; as such, it will showcase innovative, intersectional feminist historiographical approaches along with a history of women’s innovation in the field.

New CFP on Literary Communities, (9.2; Deadline March 15, 2023)

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 9:31am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

In a 2019 piece in The Guardian, Indian writer-activist Arundhati Roy says of the space, created by the literary: “It’s a fragile place in some ways, but an indestructible one. When it’s broken, we rebuild it. Because we need shelter. I very much like the idea of literature that is needed.” This idea of literature as a fragile shelter that needs constant rebuilding throws open the question of the literary communities. What is the nature of this community of readers and writers constructed by the act of literature? How can literature have a purchase on public culture, if at all? With the onset of social media, can we see literature in the 21st century as a communitarian exercise anymore?

The Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies Graduate Student Conference

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 9:29am
University of California Los Angeles
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2023

Transgression

The Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies Graduate Student Conference

April 17th

University of California Los Angeles

Submission Deadline: January 30th, 2023, 5:00pm (PST)

 

Call for Chapters: Colleges and Their Communities

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 9:29am
Allison Hurst
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2023

This edited volume will explore myriad ways in which colleges/universities have worked with and against their communities, covering such issues as neighborhood gentrification, town-gown conflicts, innovation alliances, local food programs, and the existence (or lack of) access pipelines for local students. This project has been motivated by the recognition that, “From their founding, universities introduced class differences to cities in ways that only intensified as the institutions became key platforms for social and economic

Beat Studies at the 34th American Literature Association

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 9:29am
Beat Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2023

The Beat Studies Association welcomes papers on any aspect of Beat writing, including centennial writers (Philip Whalen, Carolyn Cassidy, and Norman Mailer). Papers on the impact of Beat writers on subsequent writers and on the relevance of countercultural poetics to the current moment will also be welcome. Representations of writers and texts in televisual and cinematic media and ecocritical approaches are also possibilities. Send 100 word abstract, title, and a few lines identifying yourself to John Whalen-Bridge at ellwbj@nus.edu.sg.

Music and Language

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 9:28am
University at Buffalo Music Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

The University at Buffalo Music Graduate Student Association (MuGSA) has announced a call for abstracts for its 2023 Research Symposium. The symposium topic is Music and Language. We invite any 300-word abstracts for papers that fall within this broad sphere of scholarship. Scholars from fields other than music are encouraged to participate in this interdisciplinary symposium.  

 

The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday, January 15th. We are anticipating notification of acceptance/rejection by no later than Sunday, February 5th. 

 

If you could circulate the attached poster amongst those in your department who may be interested, we would very much appreciate your help. 

The Sea in American Literature - ALA 2023 Boston

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:55pm
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

American Literature Association Annual Conference - Boston May 25-28, 2023

 
The Sea in American Literature

deadline for submissions: January 25, 2023

The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites submissions for a panel on The Sea in American Literature. Potential subjects for this panel range from Melville and Richard Henry Dana to Stephen Crane, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Barry Lopez, and Jonathan Bayliss, but others will occur to you as well. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Gary Grieve-Carlson at grieveca@lvc.edu by January 25, 2023. Please indicate if you have AV requirements.

Narrative Form in American Fiction - ALA 2023 Boston

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:55pm
Jonathan bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The Jonathan Bayliss Society will sponsor a roundtable panel at the 34th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 25-28, 2023, at the Westin Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.

Narrative Form in American Fiction

deadline for submissions: January 25, 2023

International Conference on EXILE

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 3:33pm
Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Sousse, Tunisia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

International Conference on "Exile" 

(Online and in-person)

2-4 May 2023 

Faculty of Arts and Humanities - Sousse, Tunisia 

Exile as a broad term denotes a force of (un)voluntary escape from one’s land to a foreign space, and it connotes a sense of estrangement and nostalgia. Exile in literature, culture studies and linguistics is more problematized, as it takes different forms and orientations. Indeed, Exile negotiates complex issues related to historical events that have marked human existence such as the Industrial Revolution, the two world wars etc…

 

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries

updated: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 7:01pm
The Defoe Society/Digital Defoe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries welcomes articles exploring any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries (broadly conceived). In addition to traditional scholarly papers (roughly 4000-7000 words), we welcome essays on fresh pedagogical approaches to the works of Defoe and other writers of his era.

We also encourage the submission of innovative digital and multimedia projects, as well as experimental non-peer reviewed essays.

Scholarly essays may be eligible for essay prizes awarded by the Defoe Society.

https://www.defoesociety.org/awards/

 

Liberal Education in the Era of Migration, Refugee Crises, and Decolonization - May 4-5, 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 11:07am
University of Lethbridge, Medicine Hat College, Mount Royal University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

The present realities of decolonization, immigration, and refugee migration require critical enquiries into the provision of liberal studies in higher education. The aims and methods of liberal education as a pedagogical exercise and a cultural practice need to be examined within the dynamic intellectual, social, economic, and political contexts created by today’s unprecedented movement of peoples and intersections of cultures. Variously seen as forced migration, exile, dislocation, statelessness and even environmentally induced displacement, the Global refugee crises present multilocational and multilayered challenges.

Illinois Medieval Association March 10 Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 9:51am
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The 2022-2023 Illinois Medieval Association Symposium will focus on medieval environments, with the term environment being liberally defined. We are now accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations for our March 10 session. Although we will consider proposals on any aspect of medieval studies, priority will be given to those dealing with medieval environments.

RSVP 2023 Conference: Currents in the Periodical Press

updated: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:45am
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Currents in the Periodical Press (Deadline Extension)

2023 RSVP Conference
Caen, France, July 6-9, 2023 (with some hybrid & online options)

Call for articles | (Super)Heroes in the 21st-Century American Imagination

updated: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 4:48am
REDEN journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Special dossier | edited by Marica Orrù and Igor Juricevic

A fundamental element of the American imaginary, superhero and heroic narratives have seen a new apogee since the turn of the century. New and old heroes and heroines have populated popular culture, giving rise to a variety of texts that tackle diversity, nostalgia, and the need for imaginaries and narratives that help us deal with the struggles inherent to our current times.

This two-part dossier, co-edited by Marica Orrù and Igor Juricevic, will collect essays on (super)hero figures in twenty-first century US popular culture, with a specific focus on diversity, cross-genre texts, and transmedia representations. 

 

University of Arkansas Graduate Students in English Conference 2023 - Labor and Work: As They Were, As They Are, As They Might Be

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 10:00pm
University of Arkansas Graduate Students in English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

University of Arkansas Graduate Students in English Conference 2023

LABOR AND WORK AS THEY WERE, AS THEY ARE, AND AS THEY MIGHT BE

The University of Arkansas Graduate Students in English are excited to announce their annual conference. This year’s theme is LABOR AND WORK: AS THEY WERE, AS THEY ARE, AND AS THEY MIGHT BE. This theme spotlights the productivity of typically marginalized aspects of the human community in ways which build understanding of intrinsic value. This is an interdisciplinary conference open to scholars in all fields. This year we will offer creative writing sessions! In addition to presentations from the humanities, we particularly welcome scholars who find their home in the sciences.

Creativecritical Writing Now

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 10:00pm
A Special Issue of TEXT Journal of Writing and Writing Courses
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 14, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS: Creativecritical Writing Now 
A Special Issue of TEXT Journal of Writing and Writing Courses 

This Special Issue aims to explore forms of, and approaches to, creativecritical writing: writing which performs scholarly and creative functions simultaneously. Such blended approaches are no longer new—indeed, they are tracking distinct paths and uses in various contexts inside academia and beyond. As such, this Special Issue will take stock of the current nexus between the creative and the critical, as well as speculate on future conceptions of hybrid creative writing/scholarship.   

On Poe's Longer Works

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 10:00pm
Poe Studies Association (session at MLA Convention)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Call for Papers

MLA 2024 in Philadelphia

On Poe’s Longer Works

 

 

Poe’s theory of effect suggests that literary works should be readable in one sitting, but he published several pieces that are not. Organized and sponsored by the Poe Studies Association, this panel for the 2024 Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia will examine Poe’s longer works, including Eureka, Pym, Rodman, and others. (For example, are “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt” really readable in one sitting? A very long one, perhaps.) We will consider proposals that offer new and engaging readings of any of these longer texts.

Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 9:59pm
TTT
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Open call for proposals to TTT2023 Malta
Interdisciplinary Conference Taboo – Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science
27-29 September 2023, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta
Call for papers, posters, artworks and artist-talks open until 31 January 2023

13th International Whitman Week & Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 9:59pm
Sapienza University of Rome & The Transatlantic Walt Whitman Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Founded in Paris in 2007, the Transatlantic Walt Whitman Association (TWWA) invites students, researchers, and Whitman enthusiasts to participate in its 13th annual Whitman Week, consisting of a seminar for students interested in Whitman and Whitman’s poetry, and a symposium bringing together international scholars and graduate students. In 2023, the Whitman Week will take place for the first time in Rome, at Sapienza University of Rome from June 12 to June 17.  

Please view the full Call for Papers on the website: https://whitmanweekrome2023.com/

 

Seminar Structure

LONDON CONFERENCE IN CRITICAL THOUGHT 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 9:59pm
LONDON CONFERENCE IN CRITICAL THOUGHT 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 13, 2022

School of Social Sciences and Professions, London Metropolitan University

LONDON CONFERENCE IN CRITICAL THOUGHT 2023

June 30th and July 1st, 2023

Call for Presentations – deadline March 13th, 2022

The Call for Presentations is now open for the 10th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported by the School of Social Sciences and Professions at London Metropolitan University. This will be an IN-PERSON conference, occurring at the Holloway Road (North) campus of London Metropolitan University.

DANCE BETWEEN NOW-NESS AND FUTURE

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 9:58pm
International Association of Theatre Critics
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2023

 

Critical Stages/Scènes critiques is available online to the reader without financial, legal or technical barriers. Ιt is a a biannual (June/December) peer-reviewed journal fully committed to the Open Access Initiative. It offers a platform for debate and exploration of a wide range of theatre and performance art manifestations from all over the world.

Critical Stages/Scènes critiques is indexed by SCOPUS, DOAJ, MIAR, ERIH Plus, DRJI, GOOGLE SCHOLAR, and listed in the ULRICH’s web Global Serials.

Call for Papers

Special Issue #29 (June 2024)

Slavery and its Legacies in the Modern Arabic Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 9:57pm
Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Conference, Montréal, Quebec (Canada), November 2-5, 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2023

There has recently been a surge of interest in the subject of slavery and its legacies in Arabic fictional production.

While some of these Arab novels highlight histories and complex legacies of enslavement, others prefer to revisit and connect the historical contexts and genealogies of slavery to modern issues of social justice, failed nation building projects, and persistent forms of coloniality.  In these novelistic narratives, slavery continues to affect perception of the self and national identity in relation to race, gender and ethnicity, as well as referencing blackness and its socio-cultural constructions within different modern Arab communities.

Serial, True Crime, and Podcasting’s “Golden Age”

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 2:09pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2023

 

 

Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents

 

Serial, True Crime, and Podcasting’s “Golden Age”

 

Friday, January 20, 2023, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom

 

 (Replace) Register here.

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yp7JVVcrR_6cwJknwhZNgg

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email

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