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Poetry and anthropology, poets, anthropoets and anthropologists: crossing, borrowing, influencing, returning home in the Americas and the Pacific Rim (1960s-)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:16pm
Peggy Pacini / CY Cergy Paris Université
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Poetry and anthropology, poets, anthropoets and anthropologists: crossing, borrowing, influencing, returning home in the Americas and the Pacific Rim (1960s-)

Médiathèque du patrimoine et de la photographie (Charenton-le-Pont, France)

| September 18-19, 2023

 

Organizers : Peggy Pacini, Gérald Peloux, Anne-Marie Petitjean (CY Cergy Paris Université, UMR Héritages)

 

NEMLA 2024 - CFP - SURPLUS INVISIBILITY: CONCENTRATED SPACES OF THE DISPLACED AND EXPELLED

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:16pm
Irene Hatzopoulos & Valentina Morello
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Surplus Invisibility: Concentrated Spaces of the Displaced and Expelled
NeMLA 2024--Boston, MA March 7-10th, 2024

Abstract deadline: September 30th, 2023

Response deadline: October 15th, 2023

 

The concept of surplus is largely understood in economics as “the amount of resources that exceed the portion actually utilized”. Gramsci, when touching on this idea, focuses on the rise of capitalism. However, “surplus” can refer to a host of different fields. What happens when the “surplus” is used to define the lives of human beings?

PAMLA 2023--CFP--ITALIAN CINEMA Extended Deadline

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:16pm
Irene Hatzopoulos
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Consider submitting an abstract to the permanent Italian Cinema session for PAMLA 2023.  Please upload your file (300 words max) directly to the Session CFP linked below. 

 

CFP Deadline: June 30th, 2023

 

Session CFP: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18828

 

Decision Date: July 2023

 

Conference Dates: Oct. 26-29, 2023

 

Location: The Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel

 

This panel invites papers focusing on various aspects of Italian film history and contemporary film culture. 

 

NEMLA 2024-CFP-EXCESSIVE ABUNDANCE? FOOD IN ITALIAN AND ITALIAN-AMERICAN FILM, LITERATURE, AND MEDIA

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:15pm
Irene Hatzopoulos & Valentina Morello
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Excessive Abundance or Abundant Excess? Representations of Food in Italian and Italian-American Film, Literature, and Media

NeMLA 2024--Boston, MA March 7-10th, 2024

Abstract deadline: September 30th, 2023

Response deadline: October 15th, 2023

Continuing last year’s conversation, this panel proposes to focus on representations of food in Italian and Italian American Cinema, Literature and Media.

Reminder: 2023 Dress and Body Association Conference, 4-5 Nov (Abstracts due: July 1)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:14pm
Dress and Body Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

2023 Dress and Body Association Conference 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Dress and Body Association invites submissions for the organization’s fourth annual conference, which will be held on November 4-5, 2023. Consistent with our long-term goals for inclusivity and sustainability, all activities will be 100% online, including keynote speaker(s), research presentations, and opportunities for virtual networking.

Visit the DBA website—www.dress-body-association.org—to learn more about this organization and consider becoming a member.

Climate Change: Implications for Dress and the Body

Seeking submissions for Anthropology of Literature: Negotiating Cultural Paradigms

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:13pm
United India Anthropology Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 25, 2023

Panel Title: Anthropology of Literature: Negotiating Cultural Paradigms

Convenors: Dr. Kalindi Sharma, Assistant Professor, IHBAS

Email: kalindi1sharma@gmail.comkalindi.ihbas@delhi.gov.in

 

Co- Convenor: Dr. Debashree Sinha, Assistant Professor (English), Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi

Email: sinhadebashree5@gmail.com

 

Discussant: Prof. Indranil Acharya, Professor & Head of the Department (English), Vidyasagar University

Word-ing as Worlding: Writing in/through/from the Body to the World (NeMLA 2024 Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:12pm
Northeast Modern Language Association / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This session emerges from an attunement to the excess of grief and trauma that have recently marked being and belonging for so many of us. In doing so, it aims to hold room for where grief and trauma meet literature and creative writing, asking first: what literature can we engage and look to for support on writing through grief and trauma, both our own and that of others we have come to know intimately? Other key questions that the session seeks to explore include, but are not limited to: How do we straddle writing about the “damage” of the everyday while also writing about what Toni Morrison calls awe and reverence?

Call for essays: Race and Racism in The Vampire Diaries Franchise

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 10:58am
Deanna P. Koretsky, Spelman College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Demystifying Mystic Falls: Race and Racism in The Vampire Diaries Franchise

From the time it premiered on The CW in 2009, The Vampire Diaries was duly castigated in the media for uncritically tiptoeing around Civil War “lost cause” mythology and overtly tokenizing its Black characters. As the public later learned, minoritized actors were also treated poorly behind the scenes. Still, the series became a cultural juggernaut, boasting two successful spin-offs (The Originals and Legacies), reviving the book series on which the show was based, and inspiring a cottage industry of franchise-related institutions and conventions that, as of 2023, is just beginning to take off.

Unpacking Surplus in the Novels of Tiphanie Yanique (NeMLA)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 6:25am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel invites papers that explore the various engagements with surplus—specifically as in excess, excessive, leftover, or unwanted—in the novels of Tiphanie Yanique. This exploration may take a variety of forms, spanning from the emotional to the spatial and intergenerational. For instance, such an analysis might examine excessive or unwanted emotions, such as love, desire, anger, in Monster in the Middle (2021) and what one couple inherits from their ancestors.

Health, Disease, and Pop Culture

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 1:03pm
Northeast Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Northeast Popular Culture Association welcomes proposals in the area of Health, Disease and Popular Culture for its hybrid conference to be held from Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14, 2023.  Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday mornings via Zoom and in-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning at Nichols College

Current Chair: Julia Brown, Stony Brook University, julia.r.brown@stonybrook.edu

Forms and Feelings of Kinship in the Contemporary World

updated: 
Sunday, June 25, 2023 - 12:10am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

 

Date: 27th April 2024

Location: University of Warwick (in-person)

Keynote speaker: Professor Janet Carsten (University of Edinburgh)

Submission deadline: 30th November 2023

 

 

Call for essays: Bodies on Screens

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 11:54am
Screen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Screen Bodies invites submissions to be considered for a forthcoming issue. We welcome work that focuses on matters of embodiment in media arts from any of the approaches described below. Areas of focus include but are not limited to: cinema, media arts, photography, gaming, internet culture, artifical intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, performance art, trans studies, queer theory, feminist theory, curatorial studies, new materialism, science and technology studies, philosophy of technology, cyborg studies, robotics, SciArt, and digital humanities. 

Urban Cultures in Contemporary France

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 8:51am
NEMLA (Northeast Modern Languages Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel is part of the NEMLA conference taking place in Boston March 7-10, 2024.
It seeks to analyze the development of urban cultures in France while taking into account the impact of postcolonial studies since 2005, the year of the "urban riots". It also aims to discuss the political aspect of urban culture as well as the influence of American culture on French production.

Possible themes include:

· Urban literature and "banlieue" culture

· The literary aspect of French rap

· Urban culture and postcolonial studies

· French Caribbean rap

· Urban culture and social activism

· The American influence

· Global "Francophone" hip-hop

CLiC: To Exit – Literatures of Ending

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 3:06am
University of Worcester
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

7th November 2023

“nothing in life now ever seems to end. Chemists tell you matter is never completely destroyed, and mathematicians tell you that if you halve each pace in crossing a room, you will never reach the opposite wall, so what an optimist I would be if I thought that this story ended here.”

– Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

SEMINAR NeMLA. Creativity Against Debt: Fighting Precarity in Latin American Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:29pm
Natalia Aguilar Vasquez, Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel offers a transnational and interdisciplinary vision of how creativity resists debt. Capturing the social alienation of debt embodied in the lives of so many Latin Americans, and contrary to analyzing Latin American debt only as a sophisticated form of socioeconomic oppression— particularly of individuals and communities historically marginalized from politics and power—this panel aims to discuss the creative and resourceful ways indebted individuals are forced to navigate their precarity and reclaim a future for their families.

Regionalism’s Climates (special issue of ALR)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:29pm
American Literary Realism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Critics frequently frame American literary regionalism in geographical terms, whether by emphasizing a region’s spatial boundedness or emphasizing components of regionalist writing that stretch across space and scale. A similar negotiation of spatial scales from the proximate to the planetary has come to characterize recent conversations about climate change in the environmental humanities—for example in the work of Timothy Clark, Benjamin Morgan, and Elizabeth DeLoughrey. Regionalism’s engagements with place, scale, ecology, and everyday atmospheres make it a potentially generative form for representing climate, and yet few scholarly treatments have investigated the interconnections between American literary regionalism and climatic thought.

Verge Issue 12.1 CfP

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:29pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Verge: Studies in Global Asias Issue 12.1Special Issue: Trade in Humans

Edited by Kristin Roebuck, Johanna Ransmeier, and Jessamyn Abel

Deadlines | Convergence proposals: March 15, 2024 | Essays: August 30, 2024

A PDF of this call is available here. For questions, contact verge@psu.edu.

Literature and Life Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:26pm
Conference on Christianity and Literature, Midwest Region
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023

Literature and Life Writing
Midwest Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature
October 23-24, 2023
Wheaton College 

This conference brings together scholars of Christianity and literature with contemporary writers of spiritual memoir to celebrate religious life writing and consider the forms, features, and thematic possibilities within the range of associated genres. How do literary works and forms shape portrayals of spiritual life? What might literature accomplish in the spiritual life within writer and reader? How might the literary space of religiously inflected life writing offer particular theological content? 

ABC Studies Journal, silver jubilee edition

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:18pm
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2023

Call for Papers

 

Silver Jubilee Issue: 25 Years of American, British and Canadian Studies: Lofty Aspirations, Protean Visions, Ongoing Quests

 

 

Deadline: 10 June 2024

 

Guest Editors:

 

Charlotte Beyer, University of Gloucestershire

 

Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth

 

Sean Matthews, University of Nottingham                     

 

 

 

Special Issue Consultants:

 

What a Waste! Representations of Waste in the Post-War (1945 - 1990)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 10:36am
University of St Andrews
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

UPDATED CONTACT EMAIL! - if you have already submitted any proposals or inquiries to the previous email, these have been forwarded and are accounted for.

What a Waste! is an interdisciplinary graduate conference that seeks to explicate the position of waste in the cultural output of the post-war. This conference will be held at the University of St Andrews on 23rd September 2023, and invites proposals from postgraduates and early career researchers.

Spectrums of Embodiment in Nineteenth-century Literature and Culture (Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 10:20am
Northeast Modern Language Association/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

One interpretation of the NeMLA 2024 theme of Surplus centers on embodiment, and the transatlantic long nineteenth century was arguably a key historical moment for envisioning material embodiment in terms of surplus, or lack thereof. Representation of both individual and corporate embodiment often turned to material resources like food to express approval or disapproval for various bodies’ relationships to each other. As David J. Hutson argues, during the nineteenth century “body weight was allowed to hold multiple symbolic positions, with thinness and fatness understood as both positive and negative” (2017).

Special Issue Persona Studies: Persona and Inter(Face)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 4:32pm
Persona Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Call for Papers Special Issue of Persona Studies
*Persona and Inter(Face)*

Editor: Amanda du Preez

The human face is an encounter; it acts as a threshold between worlds
and spheres. The face is often associated with a persona, a mask, a
screen, a surface, and even a mirage. Historically the face has been
mediated through the portrait, photography, the cinematic moving image,
and, lately, by the selfie (to mention only the obvious examples).

"Postcolonialism, Postcommunism and Postmodernism" 5th International Interdsiciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 3:57pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 7, 2023

Conference online (via Zoom)

 

27-28 July 2023

CFP:

​In our postmodern world there are a lot of questions that should be re-considered and re-defined. What does it mean to fight against colonialism and racism in the world of migration crisis and xenophobic attitudes towards minorities? What does it mean to be a postcommunist country in the face of the common nostalgia for order and rules? How is it possible to have a national identity being aware of the relative character of every national feature?

Speculative Modernisms

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 3:08pm
Vector, the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 4, 2023

Call for Submissions: 

Speculative Modernisms

 

Vector invites proposals for articles on speculative modernisms, exploring modernist, experimental, and avant-garde literary and artistic traditions in relation to science fiction, fantasy, and cognate genres and modes.

 

NeMLA 2024- Uncharted Horror Media Takeover! How Lesser-known Media Is Influencing the Genre

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 3:08pm
Jiwon Ohm / University at Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Horror has been analyzed in literature and film endlessly. But in this modern age of surplus, more niche and obscure mediums for horror have been taking the reigns. With so much media at our fingertips and so readily accessible, film and literature are influenced by independent creations. Video games, web Alternate Reality Games (ARGs), music, Internet culture, and international media have led to the development and evolution of American mainstream horror in the past couple of years. More traditional outlets for terror like books and movies have become stale and formulaic due to Capitalism, restricted to producing what is only guaranteed to be profitable, causing the traditional mediums to take note of these newer forms of scary storytelling.

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