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Religion, Literature, and Climate (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 1:51pm
MLA Forum: TC Religion and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

The MLA forum on Religion and Literature invites paper proposals for a panel on religion, literature, and climate. How do ancient and contemporary literary texts both represent and engender climate crisis denialism, climate lament, and climate hope as a function of religious imaginations and literary practice? Submit 250-word abstracts and CVs.

 

 

Ecocritical Theory and Practice Book Series

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 12:23pm
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Ecocritical Theory and Practice, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking proposals at the interface of literary/cultural studies and the environment. Learn more about the 90+ books already published in the series on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/ETAP/Ecocritical-Theory-and-Practice

Environment and Society Book Series

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 12:23pm
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Environment and Society, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking proposals covering a broad range of topics in environmental studies from the perspectives of the social sciences and humanities. Learn more about the 30 books already in the series on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/LEXES

Critical Plant Studies Book Series

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 12:23pm
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Critical Plant Studies, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, calls us to re-examine in fundamental ways our understanding of and engagement with plants, drawing on diverse disciplinary perspectives. A sampling of topics appropriate for this series includes but is not limited to:
• Representations of plants in literature, art, film, and popular culture
• Relationships between humans and plants
• Boundaries and distinctions between plants and animals
• Plants and the environmental crisis

Indian Migration During The British Empire: A Literary Scrutiny

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 9:06am
Kochar and Khan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

Note: Springer has shown interest in publishing this book.  We are short of just 3 Chapters - One in Category 3 and two chapters in Category 4

Concept Note:

MLA 2025: Language Change & the Rise of Populism

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 8:51am
LSL Language Change Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The MLA Language Change Forum is seeking papers that analyze any aspect of discourse and/or language change related to the rise of populism from any field or methodological approach, whether in the U.S. context or beyond. Please submit a 300-word abstract for consideration. 


 Conference Title: Modern Languages Association Annual Conference

Conference Dates: January 9-12, 2025

Conference Location: New Orleans, LA

Contact Information: Laura Francis, Cornell U (lrf62@cornell.edu)

MLA 2025: The (In)visibility of Minoritized Speakers

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 8:50am
LSL Language Change Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The MLA Language Change Forum is seeking papers that document changes in the (in)visibility of minoritized speakers. Topics may include but are not limited to issues of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and marginalized linguistic varieties across fields and pedagogies. Please submit a 300 word abstract for consideration. 


 Conference Title: Modern Languages Association Annual Conference

Conference Dates: January 9-12, 2025

Conference Location: New Orleans, LA

Contact Information: Laura Francis, Cornell U (lrf62@cornell.edu)

Call for Applications for Joining Editorial Board of the Critical Gender Studies Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 7:42am
AesthetixMS
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 7, 2024

Critical Gender Studies Group (CGSG)

CGSG is an international network of scholars, activists, and practitioners committed to advancing new debates and promoting activism in gender studies.  CGSG aims to explore how gender and sexuality shape and are shaped by various social, cultural, historical, and political contexts. It also examines how gender and sexuality intersect with other aspects of identity, such as race, class, ethnicity, religion, disability, and nationality. It seeks to challenge the assumptions and norms that underlie gender and sexual relations and to promote social justice and equality for all people.

Critical Gender Studies Journal

Call for Chapter Proposals - Apocalyptic Ecolinguistics: Language, Landscape, and Ecoanxiety in the Age of Climate Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 6:05am
Editors: Emil Tangham Hazelhurst & Declan Lloyd, Lancaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Apocalyptic Ecolinguistics: Language, Landscape, and Ecoanxiety in the Age of Climate Crisis

(For submission to Bloomsbury’s “Advances in Ecolinguistics” series: see https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/series/bloomsbury-advances-in-ecolinguistics/ )

Environmental Racism and Environmental Casteism: A Reading of African American and Indian Dalit Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 12:26am
Shubhanku Kochar (Ph.D.) and Parveen Kumari (Ph.D.)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Environmental Racism and Environmental Casteism: A Reading of African American and Indian Dalit Literature

--Note:  Springer has shown interest in publishing this book 

We are specifically looking for the abstracts on Environmental Racism. We are not accepting abstracts on Environmental Casteism as this category is full. 

The Representation of Famines in Indian literatures

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 12:26am
Shubhanku Kochar (Ph.D.) and Parveen Kumari (Ph.D.)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

The Representation of Famines in Indian literatures

 

The Proposed work will be submitted to Routledge under its ongoing series “South Asian Literature in Focus”

 

We are specifically looking for chapters in  Medieval and Mughal India. We are not accepting abstracts in other categories as they are complete. kindly send your proposal/abstract by March 1, 2024.

Plants Beyond Borders

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
Alicia Carroll and Courtney Ryan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

CFP: Plants Beyond Borders

 Although they are the most abundant life form on earth, plants have received scant attention from ecocritics until recently. As allies in the rethinking of human exceptionalism and the limits of human conceptions of nation, race, sexuality, disability, and invasion, plants challenge us to reimagine our philosophical and material relationship to the beings which enable each breath we take.  

Gratuitousness: ASAP/15 (NYC October 17-19, 2024)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
Asa Seresin, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

This panel investigates “gratuitousness” as a key term for thinking about contemporary culture and aesthetics. To call an artwork gratuitous is to protest against its supposedly needless excesses – yet how does this square with the needlessness that arguably defines the aesthetic realm in the first place? Is the concept of gratuitousness a product of economic austerity? How might a sense of gratuitousness be produced by diminished faculties of attention? Possible lines of inquiry include

CFP Journal of Chinese Cinemas Special Issue - Hidden Luminaries: Obscure Actresses and Women Filmmakers in Chinese Film History

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
David John Boyd (University of Glasgow)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

Call for Papers for Journal of Chinese Cinemas Special Issue

Hidden Luminaries: Obscure Actresses and Women Filmmakers in Chinese Film History

Guest Editors: David John Boyd (University of Glasgow) and Jessica Siu-yin Yeung (Lingnan University)

Associate Editor: Yiman Wang (University of California, Santa Cruz)

This issue will contribute to the field of Chinese women’s cinema, with studies on individual actresses and women filmmakers who have either faded from cultural or institutional memory, or who are significant in their own region but are under-studied in Anglophone scholarship.

Old and New Science Fiction Imaginaries in English-Speaking Cinema and Television

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
29th SERCIA CONFERENCE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2024

29th SERCIA CONFERENCE

Old and New Science Fiction Imaginaries in English-Speaking
Cinema and Television

La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano
September 2-4, 2024

Keynote speakers: Naomi Mandel (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Pawel Frelik
(University of Warsaw)

Call for Book Chapters for the Edited Volume: Interdisciplinary Studies on German Philology Cyberpunk and Digital Rebellion of AI

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
Prof. Dr. Habib Tekin / Marmara University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

As a literary genre and a form of cultural aesthetic cyberpunk narratives depict dark visions of the future in which technology, society, and human existence merge. A major element of this setting is Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is often portrayed as a powerful, autonomous entity in cyberpunk universes. In cyberpunk genres, AI typically symbolizes both the zenith of human advancement and a looming existential danger for human beings. The dynamic between humans and AI in these narratives not only raises ethical dilemmas but also highlights the potential conflicts and challenges associated with the development of advanced AI technologies.

Modernist Chicago: Richard Wright and Beyond

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
Modernist Studies Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

Modernist Chicago: Richard Wright and Beyond (Modernist Studies Association Conference, Nov 7-10)

 

Deadline for Submissions: 12 PM PST, Friday, March 29, 2024

 

In the spirit of MSA 2024’s location in Chicago, this panel—centered around but not limited to Richard Wright—seeks work that engages the city’s modernist scene, broadly construed, through WWII: in literature (for example, Lawd Today!, Wright’s posthumously published experimental novel about Chicago, tensions and pollinations between realist and modernist aesthetics), sociology (the Chicago School, including Robert Park), blues music, journal culture and other radical politics, etc.

 

Black Creators of Legacy and Digital Media

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
McFarland and Company, Publishers, Inc.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Call for Abstracts!

Black Creators of Legacy and Digital Media

Collection Editors: Joshua K. Wright, Ph.D., Adria Y. Goldman, Ph.D., and Alexa Harris, Ph.D.

Cfp MLA 2025: "Women in the Early History of Comics (1800s-1950s)"

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Call for papers MLA 2025Special session"Women in the Early History of Comics (1800s-1950s)"

How did women artists or women's magazines contribute to the formation of the medium known today as "comics"? This includes cartoons, comics, and other graphic narratives before the emergence of underground feminist comix. Please send 250-word abstracts and bio to camilagutierrez@uc.cl

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2024

Camila Gutiérrez, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (camilagutierrez@uc.cl )

 

“Roe v. Wade to La marea verde in Speculative Fiction” (NWSA, Nov 14-17, 2024, Detroit MI)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:58pm
2024 National Women's Studies Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

We invite abstracts for a proposed panel session for the upcoming National Women’s Studies Annual Conference, taking place in Detroit, MI, November 14-17, 2024. Following the theme, “The Journey Not Only the Arrival, Critical Connections Not Only Critical Mass: (Re)Thinking Feminist Movements,” we solicit submissions that consider the critical connections between reproductive justice movements in the Americas, with a specific focus how these movements are represented in the ever-fruitful field of speculative fiction.

 

Roe v. Wade to La marea verde: Reproductive Legislation and Activism in Speculative Fiction

Making Citation Visible: Merging and Emerging Visions of MLA Style

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:58pm
Beth Kramer and Rick Cole, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

MLA 2024 Convention Roundtable CFP

This roundtable invites discussion on re-envisioning MLA style in the digital world, including adaptive strategies, hybrid/hyperlink models, AI challenges, pedagogical innovations, and using citation to counter the tyranny of digital anonymity.  250-word Abstract/100-word Bio

Please send 250-word Abstract and 100-word Bio by March 22, 2024.   

Contact Beth Kramer, Boston University (kramerb@bu.edu) and Rick Cole, Boston University (rickcole@bu.edu)

Foucault and Postcolonial Governmentalities in South Asia

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:58pm
Postcolonial Studies Association of the Global South (PSAGS) & Institute of Language Studies and Research (ILSR) Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

Call for Papers
https://foucault40.info/
Seminar: Foucault and Postcolonial Governmentalities in South Asia
24-25 May, 2024
https://foucault40.info/kolkata/
Organised by
Postcolonial Studies Association of the Global South (PSAGS)
&
Institute of Language Studies and Research (ILSR) Kolkata
Venue: Institute of Language Studies and Research (ILSR) Kolkata, New Town Campus
This seminar hinges on South Asian governmentalities (Legg and Heath, 2018), as experienced in postcolonial
South Asian nation states. They were erstwhile colonies, liberated through intense anti-colonial struggles

SCMLA - Professional Writing Panel

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:58pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

We are excited to invite submissions for our upcoming panel on Professional Writing at the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) conference. This panel seeks to explore the evolving landscape of professional writing, including but not limited to technical writing, business communication, digital rhetoric, and writing pedagogy. We welcome a broad range of submissions that address theoretical, practical, pedagogical, or technological aspects of professional writing.

Wooden O Symposium

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:58pm
Southern Utah University - Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024

The 2024 Wooden O Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association’s annual conference in Cedar City, UT.

We are also pleased to announce our keynote speaker is Vanessa I. Corredera (Andrews University), author of Reanimating Shakespeare's Othello in Post-Racial America (Edinburgh University Press, 2022).

 The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic relating to Shakespeare and his plays:

●      Literary Analysis & Theoretical Approaches

●      Shakespeare and Adaptation

●      Shakespeare on Screen

●      Shakespeare in Performance

●      Shakespeare and History, Culture, and Society

Cambridge Companion to Global Cold War Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:55pm
Steven Belletto
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

I am currently in need of two more contributors to the Cambridge Companion to Global Cold War Literature. This volume is under contract with Cambridge University Press, and includes many of the world's leading scholars in Global Cold War literatures. Two slots remain open, and I am now seeking chapters on Chinese literature and the Cold War, and African literatures of the Cold War. If you are interested in contributing, please send me a CV, chapter title, and short (200-300 word) abstract of your proposed chapter by March 25, 2024, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Completed chapter drafts of 6000 words are due by December 15, 2024. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

True Stories?: Murder, Memory, and Domestic Media

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:55pm
Jessica Gildersleeve, Kate Cantrell, Susan Hopkins (University of Southern Queensland)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 8, 2024

True crime has always been popular, and with the growing accessibility of alternative forms of on-demand media, including streaming services and podcasts, the popularity of the genre has only grown, strengthened by its appeal to the armchair detective and often the invitation to participate in the solution of the crime itself. As Larke-Walsh (2023) observes, the viewer’s compulsion to close the case—or to contest it—testifies to the text’s ‘potential for positive social impact’.

[CFP] Thanatic Ethics Conference #4: “Death and migration in times of conflict: a forensic perspective”

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:55pm
International Research Centre for Cultural Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Thanatic Ethics Conference #4

“Death and migration in times of conflict: a forensic perspective”

Sciences Po, Paris

in partnership with the Education University of Hong Kong 

and EMMA (Paul Valery University Montpellier 3)

Venue: Sciences Po, Paris

Dates:  Oct. 17-19, 2024

Language: English

Deadline for submitting proposals: May 1, 2024

Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2024

 

MLA 2025 Special Session - Collective Performance and Writing Since 1900

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:54pm
Alex Diaz-Hui
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

This session for the 2025 Modern Language Association conference focuses on collaborations among performers and/or writers in the 20th and 21st centuries. Papers on collective artmaking in film, theatre, performance art, music, and literature are welcome. Please send a 250-word abstract to adiazhui@princeton.edu

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