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Going Home Again: Revisiting American Literature of Suburbia

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:36am
Julie Wilhelm and John Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume tentatively titled Going Home Again: Revisiting American Literature of Suburbia. We are aiming for a balance of revisionary views of “classic” suburban literature of the post-war decades informed by current critical approaches; explorations of how 21st century American literature has represented and revised ideas about suburbia; and arguments looking comparatively at both. We hope that putting newer and older works of American suburban literature in dialogue may suggest ways in which the genre and its history can be redefined.

Our Glocal Shakespeare: Intercultural Encounters With The Bard (Conference, İstanbul Bilgi University, 19-20 April 2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:36am
Turkish Shakespeares and İstanbul Bilgi Univeristy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Our Glocal Shakespeare: Intercultural Encounters With The Bard

 

Conference co-hosted by “Turkish Shakespeares Project” and Istanbul Bilgi University English Language and Literature Department  

19-20 April 2024 

Venue: Santral Campus, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Türkiye 

Contact: Murat Öğütcü (murat_ogutcu@yahoo.com) and İnci Bilgin Tekin (inci.bilgin@bilgi.edu.tr

Deadline for abstracts and bios: 20.02.2024 

CFP Panel on Ecocritical Adaptations in Animations and Experimental Films

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:35am
Fei Shi and Sylvie Bissonnette
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2024

We are seeking paper abstracts for a panel proposal provisionally titled "Ecocritical Adaptations in Animations and Experimental Films." The conference of FMSAC will take place at McGill University in Montreal, June 14–16, 2024 (https://www.filmstudies.ca/conference/fmsac2024)

Co-organizers : Fei Shi and Sylvie Bissonnette (sylvie_bis at hotmail.com) 

Deadline: January 20, 2024 

ACCSFF '24

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:35am
Academic Conference of Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

The 2024 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, 2024, in Toronto, Ontario, at York University.

 

This year's keynote speakers are Dr. Larissa Lai and Dr. Nicholas Ruddick.

 

We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:

 

    -studies of individual works and authors;
    -comparative studies;
    -studies that place works in their literary and/or
     cultural contexts.

Drawing Conclusions: The Rise of Research Comics

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:35am
Special Issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

CFP Special Issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Drawing Conclusions: The Rise of Research Comics

Submission deadline: April 1 2024

This special issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Taylor & Francis) explores practice-based approaches to comics-based-research and the various methodologies of communicating academic research through the comics format. In recent years the continued growth of comics-based research has been enriched by the increased visibility of research-based comics in academic journals, scholarly presses, and other platforms.

TRAUMA, TRESSES, & TRUTH: A Virtual Conference Interrogating Black Women’s Natural Hair

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:35am
TRAUMA, TRESSES, & TRUTH
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

Black women view their hair as a problem. To enjoy black hair, such negative thinking has to be unlearned.   --bell hooks
 
Don’t remove the kinks from your hair. Remove them from your brain.  --Marcus Garvey
 
It takes care and attention and time to handle natural hair. Something we have lost from our African culture are the rituals of health and beauty and taking time to anoint ourselves. And the first way we lost it was in our hair.   --Hariette Cole, in Hair Story
 

Routledge Resources Online (Chinese Studies) Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:34am
Swansea University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Routledge Resources Online - Chinese Studies (formally the Routledge Research Encyclopedia of Chinese Studies) is now online: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/rrocs/?context=rrocs. We continue to solicit papers introducing traditional and innovative topics within the broad field of Chinese Studies. Entries are between 2000 - 5000 words under a topic of your own choice approvable by the section editors. Papers are welcome in the following 14 key areas:

Extended Deadline (2/1/24): WRITING THE MIDWEST: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:34am
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Extended Submission Deadline (2/1/24): WRITING THE MIDWEST: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)
May 28-30, 2024. Kellogg Hotel and Convention Center, East Lansing, Michigan

 

About SSML and The Writing the Midwest Symposium: The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML), founded in 1971, exists to support the study and dissemination of work in Midwestern literature, art, film, and scholarly study. 

Comprehending Comics: Exploring Methodologies and Approaches to Comic Studies in History and the Social Sciences

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:33am
Comics Lab, Palacky University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS - CONFERENCE

Comprehending Comics: Exploring Methodologies and Approaches to Comic Studies in History and the Social Sciences

 

Dates:  September 8-9, 2024. 

Location: fully remote / online

Deadline: Please submit your proposal by May 1, 2024

 

Imagining Italy: Space, Gender and Discourse in Women’s Writing 1789-1914

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:33am
Université de Lorraine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Call for papers

 

International conference:

Université de Lorraine, Nancy, 7-8 November 2024

Imagining Italy: Space, Gender and Discourse in Women’s Writing 1789-1914

L’Italie sous la plume des femmes : espace, genre, discours 1789-1914

  

Antonella Braida (IDEA), Claire McKeown (IDEA), Kerstin Wiedemann (CERCLE) 

 

 

Special issue of the ADE Bulletin on advising in the undergraduate English major: call for submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:33am
Janine Utell / Association of Departments of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The ADE Bulletin is the refereed journal of the Association of Departments of English, published annually by the Modern Language Association. The bulletin is soliciting abstracts for a special issue on advising and mentoring in the undergraduate English major. Publication is scheduled for 2025. Deadline for abstracts: 15 May 2024. Deadline for submission of selected essays: 30 September 2024. Special issue editor: Felicia Jean Steele, associate professor and associate chair of English at The College of New Jersey and Eastern Regent for Sigma Tau Delta.

 

IAEP 2024 CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:31am
International Association for Environmental Philosophy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY

Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting 22–24 May 2024 ONLINE ONLY

The IAEP Executive Committee is excited to announce our 2024 annual meeting. As announced at the 2023 meeting we plan to hold conferences in-person in the spring of odd-numbered years and remotely in the spring of even-numbered years. While we recognize the value of in-person conferences, we are also mindful of the importance of reducing the environmental impact of our environmental philosophy conferences.

For this year’s online conference we invite proposals for individual papers as well as organized panels on any aspect of environmental philosophy.

SSSL 2024: "Visions of the Gulf"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:31am
Emerging Scholars Organization (ESO)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2024

                                                                                                            Emerging Scholars Organization (ESO)                                                                                   Call for Papers: Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference

June 23-26, 2024

Courtyard by Marriot Beachfront

Gulfport, Mississippi

Theme: “Reconstruction(s)”

CFP: Gedenkschrift Conference in Honour of Professor John Nkemngong Nkengasong

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:30am
Dr. Oscar C. Labang
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERSTheme: “On the Frontiers of Literary, Linguistic, and Theoretical Criticism” Revered Professor John Nkemngong Nkengasong, one of Cameroon’s most exceptional scholars and academics cum distinguished writer, passed away on June 11, 2023. He would have retired from the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaounde 1 on August 19, 2024 - his birthday. As Professor of Literature, Literary Theory, and Cultural Studies, John Nkengasong taught a variety of courses and supervised a multitude of postgraduate dissertations and theses. His many years of research and professional experience took him to many countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and America.

Harvard–Yale Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference 2024 CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:30am
Harvard Asia Center & Yale Council of Southeast Asian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 3, 2024

2nd Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Conference
Harvard University

Friday, March 29 - Saturday, March 30, 2024

Keynote: Professor Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, University of California, Santa Cruz

https://asiacenter.harvard.edu/harvard-yale-southeast-asia-studies-gradu...

 

Call for Papers

Watermark Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:29am
California State University, Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric, composition, and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only work from students pursuing an MA will be considered. Submissions from PhD candidates and research scholars will not be considered. (https://cla.csulb.edu/departments/english/watermark-journal/)

Swiss Association for North American Studies conference, University of Geneva, 7-8 November 2024 : "American Futurisms"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:29am
Swiss Association for North American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 8, 2024

American Futurisms

SANAS Biennial Conference 2024

Swiss Association for North American Studies

University of Geneva, November 7-8, 2024

 

Conference Director: Prof. Deborah Madsen

Assisted by: Ms. Caroline Martin, Ms. Aïcha Bouchelaghem

Call for Papers

PUBLISH IN THE CEA CRITIC

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:29am
CEA CRITIC, THE JOURNAL OF THE COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSN
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

 

To kick off this New Year, we at the The CEA Critic—the flagship journal of the College English Association—would like to you to submit your work to us. The CEA as born in 1938, when a group of young professors had in mind when they broke away from the MLA because they wanted to emphasize the importance of teaching in their scholarship.

Material Culture Caucus-Sponsored Panels for American Studies Association, "Grounded Engagements in American Studies"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 9:29am
Material Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2024

The Material Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association invites submissions to three proposed sessions at the ASA’s Annual Meeting (Baltimore, Maryland, November 14-17, 2024). We encourage proposals that connect meaningfully with the conference theme: “GROUNDED ENGAGEMENTS IN AMERICAN STUDIES.”

English Journal Postgraduate Essay Prize

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 4:55am
English: Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

The deadline for the English Postgraduate Essay Prize is January 31, 2024.About the prize

Special Issue on Literature and Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 3:40am
International Review of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Literature and Artificial Intelligence

International Review of Literary Studies

Deadline for Submission: February 29, 2024

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The International Review of Literary Studies, an open access with no APC, invites scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of literature, language, and AI to submit their original contributions for a special issue focused on the intersection of Literature and Artificial Intelligence.

Theme: Literature and AI: Exploring the Nexus of Creativity and Technology

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Cornell EGSO 2024 Conference: Conflict/Resolution

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 2:50pm
Cornell English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Cornell EGSO Conference 2024: Conflict/Resolution

Deadline for Submissions: January 24, 2024

Conference: March 15-16, 2024

Call for Academic and Creative Proposals:

“Conflict is not another word for crisis or for war or for competition. Conflict is a condition of intellectual life, and, I believe, its pleasure. Firing up the mind to engage itself is precisely what the mind is for—it has no other purpose. Just as the body is always struggling to repair itself from its own abuse, to stay alive, so is the mind craving knowledge. When it is not busy trying to know, it is in disrepair.”

- Toni Morrison, “Grendel and His Mother”

DEADLINE EXTENDED--Goblin Modes: Pleasure, Care, and Disobedience

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 1:38pm
Indiana University-Bloomington English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Call for Papers

 

Goblin Modes: Pleasure, Care, and Disobedience

 

21st Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

 

Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington

 

Dates: Friday, March 22nd – Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

 

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for Indiana University’s 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, hosted by the Department of English. This conference will be held virtually on Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd.

 

American Literature in the National Parks

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 12:28pm
Sarah Buchmeier / American Conservation Experience
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2024

Proposed Panel for

American Literature Association
35th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2024
Chicago, IL

 

Film-Philosophy Conference 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 5:08am
Film-Philosophy / FEST Film Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

15th edition of the Film-Philosophy Conference

Espinho, Portugal

1-3 July 2024 (with welcome event on 30 June 2024)

In person

 
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Catherine Constable (University of Warwick) - ‘The Sublime and Contemporary Science Fiction Film’

João Mário Grilo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) - 'The description of film direction as a philosophical operation: the case of Mizoguchi’s gendai-geki'

Homay King (Bryn Mawr College) - 'Enigma, Opacity: Race, Psychoanalysis, and the Image according to Laplanche and Glissant'

TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED

Con/versiones: Conversations through the Mediterranean

updated: 
Monday, January 15, 2024 - 11:15am
Johns Hopkins University Graduate Students
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

Conference dates: April 19 and 20, 2024

Keynote speaker: Mayte Green-Mercado

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