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Exploring the Nexus of Healing, Stories, and Illness in the Nineteenth Century and Today

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:12pm
International Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Call for Papers, "Exploring the Nexus of Healing, Stories, and Illness in the Nineteenth Century and Today” for “The Nineteenth Century Today: Interdisciplinary, International, Intertemporal" IN-CSA Conference (Durham University in Durham, UK from July 10 - July 12, 2024).

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a 2-page CV by August 1, 2023 to Melissa Rampelli at mrampelli@holyfamily.edu

Revolution, War, and Protest in Sri Lanka

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:11pm
Nalin Jayasena
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Revolution, war, and protest permeate Sri Lanka’s postcolonial history. From independence in 1948 to thepresent day, Sri Lanka’s political, cultural, and everyday life has been perpetually mired in conflicts arising from ethnic, class, religious, linguistic, and social divisions. This volume, edited by Dinidu Karunanayake andNalin Jayasena, seeks submissions that attend to critical discussions of these areas.

Call for Papers: Beyond Maple Leaves: Unveiling the Canadian Dream

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:11pm
Journal of Indo-Canadian Studies (ISSN 0972-3307)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Journal of Indo-Canadian Studies (ISSN 0972-3307) invites submissions for a special issue exploring the theme "Beyond Maple Leaves: Unveiling the Canadian Dream." This issue aims to delve into the multifaceted aspects of the Canadian Dream, shedding light on its complexities, evolving nature, and the diverse experiences of individuals within the Canadian context.

Though the idea of ‘Canadian Dream’ has not been subjected to the same level of theoretical analysis or scholarly discourse as the "American Dream," Journal of Indo-Canadian Studies, (ISSN 0972-3307), intends to explore the essence of the Canadian Dream through the lens of Indian immigrants, highlighting their unique experiences, challenges, and triumphs.

From a Surplus of Time

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:36pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Climate change and impending ecological crises make clear, we are running short of time. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) argues that we have until 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5C. Assuming that the status quo endures, at the start of this conference, we will have fewer than six years remaining on that deadline to make significant changes. Much of the damage we now need to recover from is a direct result of a myopic view of time:the greed for quarterly profits and how much wealth an individual can accumulate during their own lifetime. But what if we could think of the future not as a scarcity of time, but an abundance?

Animals of the Victorian Age: Queer Ecology and the Emphasis on Animal Kinship

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:31pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In Animal Rights: Considered in Relation to Social Process (1892), Henry Salt argues that “Oppression and cruelty are invariably founded on a lack of imaginative sympathy,” which purports the notion of the “tyrant or tormentor” from ever having a “true sense of kinship with the victim” (16). In a similar way, Donna Haraway states in When Species Meet (2007), that “we are a knot of species coshaping [sic] one another in layers of reciprocating complexity all the way down” (42). Taking cues from Salt and Haraway, our panel will take up key features of human and animal relations and their intersection with the queerness of imaginative sympathy.

Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Panels RSA2024

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:29pm
International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Panels
Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, Illinois
21-23 March 2024

RSA 2024 Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Sessions CFP

 

Call for Panel Proposals! The Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)-Sponsored Panels for RSA 2024 Chicago (CFP Deadline: August 1, 2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:29pm
The Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Call for Panel Proposals

Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)-Sponsored Panels for RSA Chicago

Renaissance Society of America Conference

Chicago, IL, USA March 21-23, 2024

CFP Deadline: August 1, 2023

 

Novels, Then and Now at MAPACA 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:27pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Novels, Then and Now, an area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, is currently accepting proposals for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Philadelphia, PA to be held November 9-11, 2023.

Edited volume on films and TV series written and created by Jon Favreau

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:27pm
Guy Nicolucci/Montclair State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023


Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection
 
SCREEN STORYTELLERS: The Works of Jon Favreau
Edited by Guy Nicolucci

 

 

deadline for submissions: 

August 15, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

Guy Nicolucci/Montclair State University

contact email: 

guynicolucci@gmail.com

 

DEADLINE APPROACHING -- CFP: Edited collection on Doctor Who and films and TV series created by Steven Moffat

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:26pm
UC Riverside Palm Desert
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

CFP: Edited volume on films and TV series created by Steven Moffat deadline for submissions: June 30, 2023 full name / name of organization: William Rabkin / UC Riverside Palm Desert contact email: wrabkin@aol.com 

Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection 
SCREEN STORYTELLERS: The Works of Steven Moffat
Edited by William Rabkin

CfP: Special Issue of The Journal of Popular Television on Ted Lasso (2020-)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:25pm
Sabrina Mittermeier
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Ted Lasso (2020-) is (ostensibly) a half-hour comedy that follows a basic fish-out-of-water plot: its titular American football coach coming to manage fictional English Premier League team A.F.C. Richmond – despite knowing nothing of the sport. But over its (so far) three-season run, the show morphed into a dramedy and eventually, an hour-long ensemble piece rivalling many other “prestige TV” productions. A pandemic sleeper hit, it put streaming service Apple TV+ on the map, winning it many loyal subscribers and countless awards; a curious feat for a show based on a series of humorous ads to promote football (soccer) on NBC Sports.

Ushering in a New Era: How David Lowery’s The Green Knight Exposes (In)Security

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:25pm
Melissa Crofton/SAMLA 95
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2023

When it comes to (In)Security, David Lowery sets the bar high in The Green Knight, a subversive adaptation of the medieval romance that has captured readers’ attention for nearly seven hundred years—Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Those familiar with the poem know all too well that Gawain displays moments of insecurity when faced with a beheading from the Green Knight, but Lowery’s vision of the titular character, played by Dev Patel, radiates insecurity with every decision he makes. His weaknesses become even more apparent when paired with the empowering characters that pose a threat to his masculinity—both those original to the poem, and additions Lowery makes to his version of the tale.

Special Session at PAMLA conference 2023: 'What's in a Love Story?' Love and Storytelling

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:24pm
Arush Pande, English Department, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

On love being analogous to a battlefield, Roland Barthes writes: “From what language, one wonders, did these lovesick, melancholy grenadiers draw their passion (scarcely in accord with the image of their class and profession)? What books had they read–or what stories been told?” Following Barthes’ indicative questions, this panel inquires into the connection between love–as an idea, experience, or emotion–and the stories we have been telling about it over the long course of history. Can one imagine love without stories? What is the relationship between different forms of desire and the literary forms that bear their weight? How do changes in global storytelling practices transform our ideas of love?

The Apothecary: Transformed Realities and Nomadic Imaginaries

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:24pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association / PAMLA 2023 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

PAMLA 2023 120th Annual Conference

Portland, Oregon, USA

Thursday, October 26 – Sunday, October 29, 2023

 

THE APOTHECARY: TRANSFORMED REALITIES AND NOMADIC IMAGINARIES

Cormac McCarthy: Insecure Passages, Insecure Passengers

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:22pm
Jay Ingrao / SAMLA 95
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 24, 2023

Throughout his legendary career, Cormac McCarthy has dealt with existential insecurities at all levels of human experience.  This panel proposes to foster dialogue about this theme in McCarthy’s work.  Abstracts dealing with any of McCarthy's works are welcome for consideration, but we do seek a special focus on McCarthy’s last two published novels: The Passenger and Stella Maris.  Please send a 250-word abstract, a brief bio or CV, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Jay Ingrao (jingrao@utdallas.edu) and Justin Brumit (justin.brumit@tccd.edu) by July 24th.

Shakespeare in Focus: the Art of Small Things

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:22pm
Christine Sukic / Société Française Shakespeare
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Annual Congress of the French Shakespeare Society

“Shakespeare in focus: the art of small things”

March 14-16 2024

Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale, Paris 14e

 

 

Narrative Fiction and its Alternatives Forms (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:20pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the academic world, there is a constant exploration of new forms, genres, philosophies, and directions—reworking established concepts and creating new ones. While storytelling initially existed in verbal speech and gestures, modern mediums such as novels, comics, films, and video games have expanded the narrative landscape. Focusing on novelistic fiction, this panel explores their evolution, and more particularly, the proliferation of genres within them.

While traditional novels consist of a single story, short story collections, and anthologies diverge from this format, offering a unifying theme and a unique, flexible format that allows ideas and themes to be conveyed from different angles without the need for a cohesive plot.

It Takes a Village: Kinship Systems in the Gothic

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:20pm
Jenna Sterling (she/her) / Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

To welcome the Gothic to NeMLA 2024 (March 7-10), this panel asks scholars to present work that introduces unlikely kinship systems in the Gothic and claims these relationships as unique to this genre.


 

CFP:

NeMLA 2024 Panel: Literary Technique and Relations of Production

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:20pm
Colin Vanderburg and Guilherme Meyer, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

“Rather than…‘What is the attitude of a work to the relations of production of its time?’ I would like to ask, ‘What is its position in them?’” Ninety years on, Walter Benjamin's question in “The Author as Producer” (1934) still poses a central challenge for literary studies. For Benjamin, the key idea for locating this structural “function [of] the work” is “literary technique,” a “concept…[by] which the unfruitful antithesis of form and content can be surpassed.”

We invite paper proposals on the connection(s) between any text’s “technique” and its position within its historical relations of production—of various forms of surplus, of literature, and/or of social difference. Motivating questions might include:

Fans and Their Fandoms: When Television Becomes Personal (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:19pm
Kyle Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel seeks to explore various ways fans have influenced the shows they watch through various online platforms, including online communities and social media. Please submit 150-250 word abstracts that clearly show how your proposed topic fits with this session via this link: Submit to NeMLA by September 30. 

Horror Cinema in the New Millennium

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:19pm
Francesco Pascuzzi / Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

This panel aims to explore the latest developments in horror film and/or horror film culture in the new millennium, ranging from emerging new themes to new auteurs to new modes of filmmaking and film production. Comparative studies among American, European, and/or non-Western cinema are encouraged.

 

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20373

Surplus in African and African Diasporic Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:19pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel seeks papers that investigate the theme of surplus as it relates to African and African Diasporic literature, particularly in terms of representations of multivocality in oral and written traditions, multicultural and intersectional identities, economic excess and competition, and multimodality and hybridity. All genres of literature are of interest.

Please submit proposals via the NeMLA portal: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20628

Submissions deadline is September 30, 2023.

Queer Nineteen Summer Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:17pm
Queer Nineteen
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2023

 

 SUMMER SYMPOSIUM 2023

Queer Nineteen is a free, online resource dedicated to sharing queer stories from the Long Nineteenth Century (1789-1914). Join us for our debut #Queer19 Summer Symposium on 15th August 2023, 09:30 - 16:30 (BST) where we're opening the virtual doors to anybody with a Queer19 story to tell. This free, online, one-day event is aimed at postgraduate and early career
researchers working on any aspect of long nineteenth-century queerness.

NeMLA 2024: Narrative Surplus, Literary Specificity, and the Modernist Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:17pm
Jack Quirk / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

 

Narrative Surplus, Literary Specificity, and the Modernist Novel at NeMLA, March 7-10, 2024 Boston, MA Host: Tufts University, School of Arts and Sciences.

What would it mean to think of a novel’s depiction of thoughts, ideas, or emotions as surplus to its plot? What details—historical, social, political—are lost if we think of narrative information as mere details and therefore surplus to literary meaning? Once we extract all essential facts, what is left for the critic to make sense of?

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