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MLA 2025 (MRDS Guaranteed Panel) Performing Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in Medieval and Renaissance Drama

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 9:54am
Modern Language Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2024

MLA 2025 (9-12 January)

New Orleans, LA, USA

Panel: Performing Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in Medieval and Renaissance Drama 

The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) has a guaranteed session at the 2025 MLA Annual Convention (9-12 January). New Orleans, LA, USA–the location of the 2025 conference–boasts a rich history forged through the comingling of diverse ethnicities, races, religions, and identities. In concert with this history of New Orleans, the MRDS panel organizers seek papers that analyze cultural and linguistic mixing on Medieval and Early Modern stages. Possible topics include (and are not limited to): 

Call for short articles extended | The Uses of Color in US Popular Cultural Production and Representation

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 3:59am
PopMeC peer-reviewed academic blog
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

We're reloading our call for short articles on color!

A dark urban setting scattered with dots of light. Yellow gas flames shoot up against a glowing red horizon, creating an almost hellish feel. Flying cars pierce the atmosphere, revealing the orange smog haze that reappears in urban sequences throughout the movie. As the camera moves closer to futuristic, monumental buildings, cold white beams of light transition to interiors dominated by blue hues. Sequences in the Tyrell Corporation are marked by cool tones as opposed to Deckard’s warm-toned private spaces. How would we feel and think about a cult film like Blade Runner (1982) if cinematographic choices about color had been made differently?

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Comics Arts Conference San Diego

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 1:10pm
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

DEADLONE EXTENDED: 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 Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 25–28, 2024.  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 is presently scheduled to take place in person and does not accept virtual presentations.  The CAC is designed

2024 Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, & Media (MCLLM)

updated: 
Monday, January 29, 2024 - 11:29am
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

Reclaiming Legacy: From Foundations to Futures in Coalitions & Communities

This year’s conference theme encourages papers, presentations, and original creative works that explore topics concerned with the intersecting of generational work and identities; what do we build our studies on and what do we leave for the next generation of our identified coalitions and communities?

Submit proposals that speak to the representation and/or involvement of these communities in literature, media, art, games, technology, politics, etc.

Barbenheimer: Beauty and Destruction

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2024 - 6:15pm
Graduate Students in English at the University of Arkansas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

“Barbenheimer: Beauty and Destruction”

Call for Papers

Graduate Students in English Interdisciplinary Conference 2024

April 5th – April 7th, 2024

Persian Literary Studies

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2024 - 1:25am
Allameh Tabataba'i University (ATU)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Literary Text Research is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by Allameh Tabataba’i University, the leading university in Humanities and Social Sciences in Iran. Literary Text Research has been established to provide an intellectual platform for national and international researchers working on issues related to Persian literary texts. The Journal is Published in Collaboration with the Association for the Promotion of the Persian Language and Literature of Iran (Ranked A).

Literary Text Research invites scholars worldwide to submit their papers on the issues related to Persian literature:

Toward a New South/a New Southern Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 3:54pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2024

Deadline Extended! Abstracts available for submission until February 5!

 

Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference

June 23-26, 2024

Courtyard by Marriott Beachfront

Gulfport, MS

Theme: "Reconstruction(s)"

‘Educating Susan’: Decolonisation and Inclusivity in Creative Writing Pedagogy and Publishing

updated: 
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 11:14am
Dr Deepa Anappara, City, University of London, and Farhana Shaikh, De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

There have been several recent discussions on decolonisation, diversity, and inclusion in creative writing pedagogy and publishing, following the Black Lives Matter movement, #publishingpaidme on Twitter on racial disparities in pay, and reports such as ‘Rethinking Diversity’. But have these discussions led to meaningful changes in academia and publishing?

The ‘Rethinking Diversity’ report (2020) stated that publishers have a narrow understanding of their core reader, whom they describe as ‘a white, middle-class older woman sardonically referred to as Susan’, likely uninterested in books by writers of colour.

Graduate Student and Early Scholar Conference: The Intellectual Resistance

updated: 
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 4:29pm
Comparative Studies Student Association at Florida Atlantic University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2024

CfP

CSSA’s 2024 Conference: Intellectual Resistance

The Comparative Studies Student Association of Florida Atlantic University would like to invite undergraduate students, graduate students, post docs, and scholars early in their careers to participate in our annual conference focusing on the idea of intellectual resistance.

Divergence: Departures from the Canon

updated: 
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 12:55pm
Queen's Graduate Conference in Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 16, 2023

Queen’s Graduate Conference in Literature

Date: May 24th and 25th 2024

Call for Papers | Divergence: Departures from the Canon

Deadline Extended - Feb 16th 2024

 

Heavy Childhoods Conference 2025

updated: 
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 9:27am
Dr. Ruth Barratt-Peacock University of Huddersfield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Heavy Childhoods 2025

CFP

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Emotions and the Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 11:08pm
Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Scholars across disciplines have long contended with the generative potentials and the deficiencies of affect and emotions like sorrow, melancholy, compassion, grief, sympathy, and happiness. Judith Butler has shown how feelings of loss and acts of mourning are political acts of subjectivity, of rendering a life grievable or forgotten. Sara Ahmed speaks about the promise of happiness that obscures unhappy hierarchies in the world around us, and calls for a killjoy politics. Lauren Berlant tells us that optimism is not just an emotion, but a cruel relation we have with our socio-economic forces.

Intimacy and the Right to Privacy in the English-Speaking World

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:17pm
University Jean Moulin Lyon 3
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

“Intimacy and the Right to Privacy in the English-Speaking World”

 

October 10 & 11, 2024

International conference

Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

 

 

 

If the right to privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwanted government intrusion.” Justice William Brennan

“Crossing Genres, Crossing Borders”: Literature and Literary Criticism at the Junctions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:17pm
Indigenous Literary Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

 

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

“Crossing Genres, Crossing Borders”:

Literature and Literary Criticism at the Junctions

 

A Gathering of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association

 

15 May – 18 May 2024

 

Inn at the Forks

Nestawaya (also known as The Forks), Wînipêk (Winnipeg), Manitowapow (Manitoba), Kanata (Canada) – located on Treaty One and the homeland of the Red River Métis

 

2024 International Conference on Transition and Transformation: Explorations in Language, Literature, Culture, and Translation

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:15pm
College of Foreign Languages, Fu Jen Catholic University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Call for Papers - 2024 International Conference on Transition and Transformation: Explorations in Language, Literature, Culture, and Translation

Time: November 1-2, 2024
Venue: Fu Jen Catholic University

Dear ALL,

We are pleased to announce that the College of Foreign Languages at Fu Jen Catholic University is organizing an international conference on November 1-2, 2024, at the College of Foreign Languages. The conference theme is "Transition and Transformation: Explorations in Language, Literature, Culture, and Translation."

Katherine Mansfield's Women

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:15pm
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 17 OF

Katherine Mansfield Studies

THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS

on the theme of

KATHERINE MANSFIELD’S

WOMEN

Editors

Dr Aimée Gasston and Dr Gerri Kimber

ESSAY PRIZE--Katherine Mansfield's Women

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:15pm
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2024, open to all, on the subject of

Katherine Mansfield’s Women

The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies, vol. 17 (2025),the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.

The distinguished panel of judges will comprise:

Emeritus professor Clare Hanson

University of Southampton, UK

Chair of the Judging Panel 

CFP: Victorians Institute Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:15pm
Victorians Institute Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

The Victorians Institute Journal is still accepting submissions for Volume 51 through February 1st—act fast! We accept manuscripts between 7k-9k words on any aspect of Victorian and Edwardian literature, art, and culture.

 

For complete submission instructions and to upload your manuscript for consideration, please visit  http://www.editorialmanager.com/vij and follow the steps given by the online system.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: ATMOSPHERES OF VIOLENCE

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:14pm
Venti Journal: Air, Experience, Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Atmospheres of Violence  

CALL FOR PAPERS: ATMOSPHERES OF VIOLENCE

Venti Journal - Volume 3, No.1 - Summer 2024 | Deadline: March 1, 2024

Recognition of an atmosphere’s inherent relational capacity is coupled with the desire to control and operationalize; to parse, divide and conquer. Even as the illusory fog of war is superseded by blatant acts of genocide and terrorism, we fail to sense how these engineered atmospheres of violence have long preceded their overwhelming, hyper-visible assemblages. 

New Perspectives on Studio Ghibli, guest ed. Rayna Denison and Jacqueline Ristola

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:13pm
Mechademia: Second Arc
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

Studio Ghibli has been Japan’s most internationally renowned animation studio for nearly 40 years. Home to the animated feature films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli has developed a brand of animation that is instantly recognisable for its hand-drawn attention to the natural world, empowered young female protagonists and soaring depictions of flight. Often read as a creator of popular hit films at home in Japan, but as artistically oriented animation abroad, Studio Ghibli’s films demonstrate the fluidity of Japanese animation’s meanings as its travels the world. Making 24 animated feature films to date, Studio Ghibli has enjoyed international acclaim as a pioneering studio for animation.

'Flannery O'Connor's Second Century: Looking Forward, Looking Back"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:13pm
Flannery O'Connor Review / Georgia College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Paper proposals of 100-200 words are due by 15 May 2024 to Marshall Bruce Gentry at bruce.gentry@gcsu.edu for "Flannery O'Connor's Second Century: Looking Forward, Looking Back," an academic conference to be held 12-15 Sept. 2024 at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA, as part of the worldwide "Flannery at 100" celebrations of O'Connor's centennial.

Papers may use any approach to studying O'Connor and her works. Along with your paper proposal, please send a short bio and identify your academic affiliation. 

Keynoters for the conference are Mark Jarman, Mab Segrest, Lisa Hinrichsen, and Karen M. Gravel. Andalusia's new Interpretive Center will be open for visits throughout the conference. 

2nd Hilary Ng'weno Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:13pm
Moi University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

THEME: SUSTAINABILITY OF INFORMATION GENERATION, DISSEMINATION, CONSUMPTION, AND PRESERVATION IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTIVE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PROPOSALS

 

Hilary Ng’weno Centre for East Africa Media Research

 

VOLUME 4, ISSUE 1

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:13pm
Consortium: An International Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Consortium: An International Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
invites well researched unpublished articles (with an abstract of
maximum 250 words and 5 keywords), book reviews, and interviews
for Volume 4 Issue 1, June 2024 (Open Issue: 4.1)

Submission Deadline: 31 March, 2024

Sub themes (not restricted) 

We Are All Connected: Fostering Intersectionality and Solidarity (2024 Call for Proposals)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:13pm
Peace and Justice Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

We Are All Connected:Fostering Intersectionality and Solidarity

The annual conference of The Peace and Justice Studies Association 

Hosted by The Justice House Program at Niagara University

OCTOBER 24-27, 2024 | Niagara, New York, USA

 

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 01, 2024

Early Bird Registration: May 1 – July 15, 2024

Draft Schedule Released: June 3, 2024

 

The Oxford Handbook of Shirley Jackson

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:12pm
Emily Banks and Kristopher Woofter
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 19, 2024

The Oxford Handbook of Shirley Jackson will offer scholars and university students at the graduate and undergraduate levels a comprehensive overview of the exciting critical conversations currently shedding new light on Jackson’s novels, short stories, and memoirs, and the literary and moving-image works they have inspired. From architecture to alterity, horror to humour, and pessimism to pedagogy, the forty-five essays in The Oxford Handbook to Shirley Jackson will form a comprehensive guide to Jackson’s role in literary history while highlighting her continued relevance—and, often, prescience—regarding timely considerations of issues concerning gender, sexuality, race, class, mental illness, and apocalyptic anxieties.

Literatures and Laws Online Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:12pm
Rebecca Mills and Samuel Walker / Bournemouth University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Literatures and Laws

A one-day symposium hosted online by Bournemouth University, UK

Department of Humanities and Law, and the Narrative, Cultures, and Community Research Centre

                                                                                        13th April 2024

 

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