The global and digital connectivity of recent years has transformed creative writing infrastructure and practice around the world. Recent decades have seen a number of critical and popular publications exploring the history and practice of creative writing, from Marc McGurl’s “The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing” (2011) to Lisa Jaillant’s Literary Rebels: A History of Creative Writing in Anglo-American Universities (2022). Yet, as these titles suggest, the critical focus has been on US and UK courses.
Conference: 24-25 August 2023
Conference online (via Zoom)
Prof. Niladri R. Chatterjee
Professor, Department of English
University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal
Mahamadul Hassan Dhabak
Assistant Professor in English
Department of Basic Science & Humanities
B V Raju Institute of Technology, Narsapur, Telangana
The 2nd Annual 9-Online Virtual Baseball Conference (October 12-13, 2023) invites original unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history, literature, and social policy implications. Abstracts only, not to exceed 300 words, should be submitted no later than July 16, 2023, to co-directors Willie Steele (firstname.lastname@example.org) and David Pegram (email@example.com) for the abstract committee’s consideration. Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes.
Call for Proposals
Call for Papers: The Routledge Companion to Ernest Hemingway
The Routledge Literature Companions feature newly-commissioned work from an international team of contributors in exciting areas of literary studies. The essays in this volume, written in clear and jargon-free prose, are intended for both students and scholars, providing a comprehensive overview while introducing emerging scholarship. The Routledge Companion to Ernest Hemingway, edited by Verna Kale, is currently under contract.
ONLINE Film & History Section - October 12-14 2023
Call for 15-20 minute papers/presentations online format. While this area welcomes presentations on a wide range of film topics contributing to popular culture, we are epically interested in papers that explore the following:
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel proposal for The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists' (C19's) 2024 conference in Pasadena. Feel free to reach out with any questions.
Death in Public
In “Sex in Public,” Berlant and Warner urged us to consider how sex—something seemingly private—is indeed “mediated by publics.” Similar to Berlant and Warner, we investigate how the concept of death, broadly defined, was determined, imagined, augmented, and regulated as a public spectacle throughout the nineteenth century.
July 14, 2023
55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language AssociationSession Theme: Teaching Societal Change in the Classroom Despite Sociopolitical SurplusMarch 7-10, 2024, in Boston, MA
Illinois Medieval Association Symposium
“Gain through Loss: Accruing Spiritual Wealth from Voluntary Poverty”
Organizer: Francis A. Grabowski III
January 26, 2024, 3:00 pm Central, online
The Spatial Imagination in Postwar and Contemporary
American Literature and Art
A two-day international conference at the University of Strasbourg organized with support from the Institut Universitaire de France
Dates: 21-22 March 2024
Venue: University of Strasbourg, France
Confirmed keynote speaker: Dawn Raffel is a writer whose book Boundless as the Sky came out in January 2023.
Another keynote speaker to be confirmed.
Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai
and the Association for Literary Urban Studies
Experiencing Home: Domestic Architecture in Urban Writing
An international conference
22 & 23 February 2024
Concept Note & CFP
We invite you to submit your work on any aspect of pop culture and pedagogy to Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy. Dialogue is the first open-access, peer-reviewed journal focused on the intersection of popular culture and pedagogy.
Apply to the New Scholars Program by September 5
Established in 2000, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) New Scholars Program strives to welcome researchers who have not previously published, lectured, or taught on bibliographical subjects by nurturing and promoting their scholarship. Each year, three New Scholars receive a cash award of $1,000, a $500 travel stipend, and the opportunity to present their work by participating in a two-pronged program:
Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America invites submissions for a special issue on the reception of dictionaries by their users.
The historical texts known as the Brut, based on the legendary history of Britain introduced by Geoffrey of Monmouth, survives in multiple prose and poetic versions. The English prose Brut, for instance, was the most widely copied and circulated text next to Wycliffe’s Bible in fourteenth-century England. Many of these texts have been brought to light in the past two decades, through new discoveries and digitalization of known manuscripts, adding to our growing knowledge of the dissemination of the Brut tradition. This session invites papers that share findings about the Brut manuscripts, including new evidence in individual manuscripts, comparisons of variant texts, and examination of paleographic and codicological
Popularized by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his History of the Kings of Britain (1136), the legendary history of the Britons known as the Brut was read, translated, supplemented, and transformed through many languages, genres, and art media, during the Medieval and Early Modern periods. The Brut, including the Arthuriad, has accordingly been the subject of a considerable amount of scholarship and criticism, examining its lasting influence on history, poetry, art, and culture of the regions where it circulated. This session continues the scholarly conversations on the Brut introduced at the 2021 Brut in New Troy conference and welcomes papers that take an interdisciplinary, multilingual, and/or inter-generic approach to the
Title: Faith, Morality, and the Man without Fear: Theology and Religion in Daredevil
Editors: Taylor Thomas and Regan Hardeman
Abstract, CV, and Proposal due: July 30, 2023
Initial Final Paper due: November 15, 2023
Voices for Liberty, an initiative of the Liberty & Law Center at the Antonin Scalia Law School, seeks to examine the ways in which free speech propels civil and social progress. Authors are invited to submit proposals for original articles that will ultimately appear in academic journals and explore the role free speech plays in advancing civil rights movements, especially for marginalized or underrepresented groups.
PRIORITY DEADLINE of August 15th 2023, 5:00 ET for full consideration, with review on a rolling basis through September 8th.
Call for Papers
“The Politics of Home”
A Special Issue of
Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power
Guest Editors: Kristin Aubel and Sarah Heinz (Wien)
NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION, Virtual, October 12 to October 14, 2023
AREA: Crime And Scandal In Fact And Fiction
Deadline: August 1, 2023
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic ofCrime And Scandal In Fact And Fiction for its annual conference.
NEPCA’s 2023 fall conference will be held Thursday October 12 – Saturday October 14, 2023. The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2023.
This panel explores and theorizes storytelling strategies used in Black (African and Afro), Indigenous, and Multi-Ethnic Futurist art and social movements, including literature, poetry, film, music, and visual and digital arts. These alternate Futurisms shift the impetus of the creative energy from discarding the past to engaging complex senses of temporality and intertextuality that often center memory, history, folklore, urban legends, and identity.
Date: August 26th, 2023.
Venue: 51 Gower Street (WC1E), London/ Online.
**Call for Papers, Reviews, and Creative Pieces**
Gothic Nature: Decolonising the EcoGothic
Issue V: Themed Issue
Deadline for Paper Abstracts: Aug 15, 2023
Guest Editor: Professor Kim D. Hester Williams
Editors-in-Chief: Dr Elizabeth Parker and Dr Harriet Stilley
A note from the Editors-in-Chief:
‘EcoGothic from postcolonial societies has long pointed towards the need to reconceptualise the relation between humans and their environment as central to the project of decolonisation.’
—Kerstin Oloff, 2012
CALL FOR CHAPTERS: EDITED COLLECTION
Fright Nights: Live Horror Events
Editors: Kieran Foster, University of Nottingham (UK), and Cassie Brummitt, University of Nottingham (UK)
Cinematographic Pathologies: Representations and Figurations of the Sick Body
Guest Editors: Alan Salvadó, Àngel Quintana and Daniel Pérez-Pamies
The Covid-19 pandemic has established the sick body as one of the main axes of contemporary thought and 21st-century visual culture. There has been a resurgence in the importance of the body and mental health in media perceptions that has changed political, economic and social life at the global level.
2023 Dress and Body Association Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS
While we have already received a good crop of exciting paper proposals, we have decided to reopen and extend our submission deadline for proposals to AUGUST 1.
If you are still thinking about presenting your work at this year’s conference, or if you were running a little late for the first deadline, this is your chance!
Conference theme: "CLIMATE CHANGE: IMPLICATIONS FOR DRESS AND THE BODY"
For English speakers, there are two major definitions of “climate” as a noun:
32nd Annual CDE Conference, Innsbruck (Austria), 2-5 May 2024
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 32nd annual conference (2-5 May 2024). It is organized by the Department of English at the University of Innsbruck and will be held as a residential conference at ‘Tiroler Bildungsinstitut Grillhof’ in Innsbruck.
Theatre in the Digital Age
Panel - No Critique Left Behind: Learning to Read in a Postcritique Era
Chairs: Abigail Culpepper (Brown Univeristy), Andrew P Clark (Brown University)
Teaching the Literature Survey Course