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New Editor Opening for Reception Journal

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:07am
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Reception: Texts. Readers, Audiences, History, the peer-reviewed journal of the Reception Study Society, is inviting applications for one of its two general editor positions. Published annually by Penn State University Press, Reception presents a forum for scholarly and critical research-based articles in audience and reception studies in literary criticism, cultural and media studies, and the history of reading and book history. Our new editor will be expected to work with the journal’s continuing co-editor and its book-review editor to continue to develop Reception’s role as a leader in presenting new research in the various fields of audience study. Editorial responsibilities will include

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:07am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

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 24–26, 2023.  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 is presently scheduled to take place in person and does not accept virtual submissions.  The CAC is designed to bring together com

Eichmann in Jerusalem at Sixty (NeMLA, roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:05am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) (Annual Convention, Niagara Falls, NY, March 23-26, 2023, https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

NeMLA will convene in 2023 shortly after the sixtieth anniversary of the fifth and final installment of the serialized version of Hannah Arendt’s famous, some would say infamous report on the 1961-62 trial of Adolf Eichmann for crimes against humanity, which appeared in The New Yorker, as “Eichmann in Jerusalem,” in five installments in February and March of 1963, and as Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil the following May.

Evelyn Scott Society -- American Literature Association -- Deadline January 13, 2023

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:04am
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 13, 2023

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963).

Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism, naturalism, and modernism, and she had a wide variety of literary mentors, including Lola Ridge, Theodore Dreiser, Waldo Frank, William Carlos Williams, and Jean Rhys, among others. 

TRAUMA, TRESSES, & TRUTH: A Natural Hair Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:04am
Trauma, Tresses, & Truth
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

 

TRAUMA, TRESSES, & TRUTH: A Natural Hair Conference, August 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2023.

 

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

 

Educational Dimension

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:02am
Academy of Cogntive and Natural Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Educational Dimension is a Diamond Open Access peer-reviewed journal focused on the research on education, learning and training, and applications of theories and philosophies used in the sciences of learning and adjacent sciences. The Educational Dimension occupies contributions in all aspects of learning theories, learning technologies and tools, paradigms and models.

Illustrating Shakespeare

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:01am
Jean-Louis Claret "Rubriques" Aix-Marseille University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The new journal Rubriques is preparing a special issue dedicated to Shakespearean drama.  It proposes to shed light on the various zones where the theatrical text and its illustrations dovetail or face each other from a safe distance. It will discuss the capacity of images to show what the text says or keeps unsaid and analyze the many ways in which images can appropriate and digest theatrical space. Among the contributions to this volume, we expect some to compare the different visual representations of the same scene or to analyse synthetically the productions of one theatrical tradition or of specific trends (for ex, Pre-Raphaelism) or to shed light on the treatment of one specific genre (comedies, tragedies, history plays, romances).

Updated:Cut the Schmaltzy Music: Representations of Disability in Reality Competition Shows

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 8:20am
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

This session seeks papers that look at how disability is depicted in reality competition series. Participants are encouraged to consider the edit that the contestant(s) received and whether accommodations were provided during the competition. How are contestants asked to represent, and educate audiences of, a diverse community that includes those with invisible and/or silent disabilities?

The conference is being held by the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 23-26, 2023, 2022 in Niagra Falls, NY.

ACLA: Unfinished : The Theory and Praxis of Incompletion

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 2:56pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Organizers: Madeleine Reddon (Loyola University Chicago) and Jeff Noh (Clark University)

ACLA: Human Rights Literature and the Politics of Responsibility

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:45pm
American Comparative Literature Association 2023 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

In recent decades, human rights have risen to prominence as a “dominant discourse for addressing issues of social justice” (Swanson Goldberg and Schultheis Moore 2012, 4). Scholars have demonstrated (and interrogated) the role that literature has played in human rights’ ascension–from the novel’s progressive expansion of the category of the “human” (Hunt 2007), to the widespread (albeit compromised) liberal belief that conveying narratives of suffering to concerned publics can promote justice (Schaffer and Smith 2004), to the evidence that “human rights bestsellers” shore up American militarism and neoliberal imperialism (Anker 2012). 

Call for Book Chapters: Creative Negotiations. Romania – America 1920-1940

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:44pm
Dr. Sonia D. Andras, Dr. Roxana Mihaly
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 6, 2023

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Chapter Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, 6 February 2022

Creative Negotiations. Romania – America 1920-1940

Book edited by Dr. Sonia D. Andraş (The “Gheorghe Şincai” Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Târgu-Mureş, Romania)and Dr. Roxana Mihaly (The “Gheorghe Şincai” Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Târgu-Mureş, Romania)

 

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Journal for Fantasy Research Special Issue: Fantasy Across Media

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:44pm
Mapping the Impossible: Journal for Fantasy Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 13, 2022

Mapping the Impossible is an open-access student journal publishing peer-reviewed research into fantasy and the fantastic. We welcome submissions from undergraduate and postgraduate students (and from those who have graduated within the last year) from any higher education institution. We publish articles on any aspect of fantasy and the fantastic and any work within this transmedial genre.

We are currently open to submissions for our special issue entitled ‘Fantasy Across Media’, matching the theme of GIFCon 2022.

Borders of New Earth: Blue Ecocriticism, Geophilosophy and Decoloniality

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:42pm
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Very few attempts have been made so far to decolonize the expanse of Blue Humanities, yet it stands as an ensemble of creative renewals. With Ian Buchanan’s ‘Must we eat Fish’ we get to encounter the topography of such renewals. With his essay Buchanan effects a relation between ‘the foundational non-humanity of our being’ and oceans while Probyn, whose standpoint he critiques, seeks a persistence of exploitative humanist relationality with the same in the guise of “amplifying the level of felt relatedness to it”.

ACLA Undergraduate Seminar "Revisiting the City"

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:09pm
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, March 16-19, 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Since antiquity, cities have been pivotal elements in collective and personal histories. As physical and imagined spaces, they have fostered narratives of grandeur and downfall, center and periphery, democracy and imperialism, temporality and spirituality.

The conception and depiction of the city have evolved across time and space, providing different models of social and cultural relations, influencing aesthetic conventions, and generating particular emotions and values, often in contrast with other geographic settings or forms of communal living.

ACLA Seminar: Genre Theory Today

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:09pm
Martin Aagaard Jensen, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Scholars have turned to genre as both method and topic in recent years. It has arisen as a heuristic for literary sociologists, feminist critics and race theorists. At the same time, critics observe a so-called “genre turn” in the contemporary novel, noting that generic forms have begun to transgress into the domain of literary fiction.

UPDATE: The Literature of Plasticity (ACLA 2023 -- March 16-19)

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:08pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

Catherine Malabou places her signature concept of “plasticity” within the material encounters between the Kantian, Hegelian, and Derridean threads of the continental philosophical tradition and emerging developments in neuroscience, epigenesis, and political organization. Her recent work has demonstrated the relevance of these encounters to fields as diverse as trauma studies, gender and queer studies, hermeneutics, anarchism, postcolonialism, artificial intelligence, evolution, anthropogenic climate change, sexuality, and affect studies, to name just a few.

CFP for Proposed ACLA Seminar: “Global Literary History and Peter J. Kalliney’s The Aesthetic Cold War (2022)”

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:05pm
Jap-Nanak Makkar, University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

It is a commonly adopted procedure within postcolonial studies to situate literary objects of the colony in relation to the cultural heritage of the colonizer. Whether read under the “writing back” rubric, or as instances of “hybridity” and “creolization,” postcolonial texts are commonly conceived in terms of an exchange taking place between center and periphery. But recent work on “the global cold war” (Westad 2005) promises to overturn conventional protocol. As a result of this paradigm, we have begun to view the postwar years as characterized by a global contest between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

ICA Panel CFP: Online LGBTQ Discourse + Rhetoric

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:04pm
Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life, UNC
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 20, 2022

 

Hello from Nanditha Narayanamoorthy and Yvonne Eadon, postdoctoral research scholars from the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) at UNC Chapel Hill. We are looking to convene a 6-paper panel for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Studies Interest Group at the International Communication Association (ICA) 2023 in Toronto. 

 

Shakespeare's Libraries

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:03pm
Shakespeare Seminar 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

2023 marks the 400th anniversary of Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, known as the First Folio, published in 1623. It included 36 plays, some of which had not been published before. On the website of The Folger Shakespeare Library readers are invited to “learn more about Shakespeare’s language, life, and the world he knew,” suggesting that we might be able to unlock, or at least better understand, Shakespeare’s works by studying what he and his contemporaries not only read but also saw or heard.

American Literature Association 2023 Cormac McCarthy Sessions

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:02pm
American Literature Association/Cormac McCarthy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston, MA

May 25-28, 2023

The Cormac McCarthy Society will sponsor three sessions at the American Literature Association Annual Conference in 2023.

 Topics Open.

Papers on The Passenger and Stella Maris are especially welcome 

Please submit proposals with one-page abstracts to Steven Frye, California State University, Bakersfield, at sfrye@csub.edu

Challenging Categories

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:02pm
Pascale Antolin, Bordeaux Montaigne University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2023

International conference

“Challenging Categories” – 12-13 October 2023

CLIMAS UR 4196 - Université Bordeaux Montaigne

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