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Asian Diaspora and Nation in Modern and Contemporary British Literature (CFP part of NeMLA)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:08am
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Is the UK a country of immigration? British immigration historian Panikos Panayi says yes. Although its history and founding are not comparable to that of the United States, which is synonymous with the history of immigration, the history of Britain is also not unrelated to immigration. On the contrary, for the past 200 years, immigration has been a major driving force in history, leading to significant changes in British society. In the context of the dissolution of the British Empire and the decline of the British economy after World War II, Englishness has emerged as a public concern by British people who ask themselves, “What is British?” or “What is English?”.

Moving in with Trauma (NeMLA 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 9:56am
Michelle Zheng/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

We have always lived with trauma, but how do we embrace trauma into our lives and create a meaningful life in the world we live in?

In recent years, critical considerations of aesthetics or beauty have been de-emphasized in literary criticism. There is a certain taboo about the notion of beauty, as Elaine Scarry has neatly pointed out: “many people have either actively advocated a taboo on beauty or passively omitted it from their vocabulary, even when thinking and writing about beautiful objects such as painting and poems” (117). There has been many talks about how aesthetics demeans a work’s values—serving as Bourgeois distractions from the real social issues we face, which rightfully remains as an important critical consideration.

NeMLA: Resilience and Resistance: Embracing Disability Narratives in 19th-century Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 5:57pm
NeMLA 2023 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Resilience and Resistance: Embracing Disability Narratives in Nineteenth-Century Fiction proposes a space for scholars to present research on disability studies and narrative agency in British fiction from the period. Disability studies is concerned with altering the contemporary political landscape to procure protections for disabled individuals and communities, question structures which uphold barriers to equal access, and challenge ideologies of ability that affirm ableist notions of social participation. Disability studies also challenges individuals and scholars to analyze the historical, literary, medical, and social understandings of disability to dismantle ableist structures.

Intersections of Crime and the Gothic

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 10:13am
Captivating Criminality 9
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Deadline: 31 October 2022 Hybrid Conference: 2nd - 4th of March 2023 

Earth, Water, Air, And Fire: The Four Elements Of Fashion

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 10:13am
Università Iuav di Venezia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 16, 2022

INTERNATIONAL FASHION CONFERENCE

Organised by Università Iuav di Venezia

March 16-17, 2023

Venice, Italy

 

Open call for contributions

Deadline for abstract submission: 16 October 2022

 

EARTH, WATER, AIR, AND FIRE: THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF FASHION

Convenors

Anneke Smelik, Radboud University of Nijmegen

Alessandra Vaccari, Università Iuav di Venezia

  

Normalized Assumptions about Inequality and Precarity in Contemporary US Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 10:13am
SAAS Conference Granada 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

SAAS Conference Granada 2023Call for proposals - panel on "Normalized Assumptions about Inequality and Precarity in Contemporary US Fiction"Co-organizers: Virginia Pignagnoli and Laura Roldán-SevillanoProposal deadline: 15 October 2022Website and further details: http://www.saasweb.org/PANEL11.htmlPlease send your proposals (max.

Reminder -- Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (17 to 19 February 2023)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 10:12am
Historical Fictions Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Call for Papers
Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference
(17 to 19 February 2023, Zoom)

The Historical Fictions Research Network (see https://historicalfictionsresearch.org/) aims to create a place for the discussion of all aspects of the construction of the historical narrative. The focus of the conference is the way we construct history, the narratives and fictions people assemble and how. We welcome both academic and practitioner presentations.

Representing a (Post)Pandemic World (1722-2022)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:34am
University of Toronto Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 7, 2022

Special Issue of University of Toronto Quarterly (Fall 2024)

Representing a (Post)Pandemic World (1722-2022)

This special issue of the University of Toronto Quarterly asks: What is the role of art in a (post)pandemic world? How do representations of a virus/pandemic bear witness to, diagnose, and remediate the (post)pandemic world? How do we define (post)pandemic writing and the arts throughout their long histories?  

Intersectionalities of the SWANA Bodies, Borders, Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This panel invites interdisciplinary proposals that bring to attention the multiple, contradictory, and shifting approaches that encompass the studies of the Southwest Asia North Africa (SWANA) region. The overarching aim of this panel is to shed light on the theoretical and political significance of intersectionality for critical engagement with the SWANA region. We invite contributions examining how the relationalities of bodies, cultures, and cultural productions in the SWANA region and its diasporas shape discourses across nations, re(li)gions, and languages as they converge and diverge in their religious, racial, ethnic, and gender*sexuality-based identities.

CfP (NeMLA 2023): The Nature of Things: Ecology, Philosophy, and Poetics

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:30am
Alexander Sorenson/Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Call for Papers -- 54th annual NeMLA conference (23-26 March 2023, Niagara Falls, New York USA)

What does it mean to write and think about nature? Do language, thought, and mimesis ultimately have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our natural environments, and do these environments in turn have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our words and ideas? Taking such questions as a starting point, this panel aims to explore how the relationship between the human community and the environment has occupied a central space within literature and thought across various epochs and epistemological arenas. 

CFP: “Cognition, Stigma, and Inclusivity,” a Special Issue of Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:30am
Wyatt Moss-Wellington, Margrethe Bruun Vaage, and Catalin Brylla
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Call for Papers: “Cognition, Stigma, and Inclusivity,” a Special Issue of Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind

Eds. Wyatt Moss-Wellington, Margrethe Bruun Vaage, and Catalin Brylla

Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 November 2022

Digital Tools for Environmental Questions

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:29am
Yale Program in Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

58th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 11-13, 2023

This panel invites contributors to present projects integrating the digital humanities with medieval environmental history research.

Inspired by the upcoming publication Routledge Handbook of the Digital Environmental Humanities, we are eager to hear from our colleagues about the digital methods and tools they use to “observe, interpret, and manage nature” in the pre-modern space.

DEAD WOMEN & GENDERED DEATH IN VISUAL CULTURE

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:29am
MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

This focus issue seeks papers offering critical and creative insights into representations of dead women, the dead female body and gendered death. The mounting demand for death-centric shows, films, music videos, and texts has made it obvious that death sells. However, as bell hooks argues, typically ‘the death that captures the public imagination . . . is passionate, sexualised, glamorised and violent’. (2021 [1994]) More often than not, it is the death of a woman.

ICMS 2023: VIRTUAL PANEL: (Re)Producing Medieval Bodies

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:28am
Ryan Randle / Lars Johnson
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

This panel seeks to explore the various way in which the medieval body is reproduced within medieval culture and later imaginings of the ‘medieval.’ We interpret the term ‘body’ broadly as spanning from bodies within literature or art, to manuscripts as products of bodies, and thematic or generic bodies of work.

CEA @ San Antonio 2023

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:28am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Please plan to join us for the 2023 conference of the College English Association, March 30 - April 1, at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in beautiful San Antonio, Texas (see link to CFP below).

 

We are excited to announce that two of San Antonio's own will be keynote speakers for the event: San Antonio's Poet Laureate, Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson, and San Antonio College's Juanita Lawhn.

 

Open Call for Papers (non-thematic): [sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:27am
[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (University of Zadar)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 26th issue. We accept:

 

  • original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words including references and footnotes
  • reviews: up to 2,000 words
  • translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words

 

Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:27am
International Journal of Body, Nature, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

International Journal of Body, Nature, and Culture

eISSN: 2950-9831

DOI: https://doi.org/10.23124

 

CfP: Articles for The New Americanist

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:25am
The New Americanist (University of Warsaw)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The New Americanist welcomes submissions to their upcoming issue which relates to American studies in any manner, and uses literary or cultural materials or activities as its points of reference. We especially welcome submissions by independent researchers, doctoral students, and early career academics.

New Literatures In English

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:24am
DR VINEET KUMAR/SGT UNIVERSITY GURUGRAM,HARYANA,INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Dear all,

 

Authentic, scholarly, and unpublished chapters are invited from academician for publication in a book on New Literatures In English. The book will be published with an ISBN. Authors are requested to strictly follow the submission guidelines. Contributors can submit in the areas of drama, prose, poetry, fictional and non-fictional work of art broadly based on the works and writers from Children’s Literature.

 

We would charge no publication fee. The soft copy of the printed book shall be sent to the contributors after publication. They can buy the book from the publisher at discounted price if they want in hard copy.

Issues In Popular and Children’s Literature

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:24am
DR VINEET KUMAR/SGT UNIVERSITY GURUGRAM,HARYANA,INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Dear all,

 

Authentic, scholarly, and unpublished chapters are invited from academician for publication in a book on Issues in Popular and Children’s Literature. The book will be published with an ISBN. Authors are requested to strictly follow the submission guidelines. Contributors can submit in the areas of drama, prose, poetry, fictional and non-fictional work of art broadly based on the works and writers from Children’s Literature.

We would charge no publication fee. The soft copy of the printed book shall be sent to the contributors after publication. They can buy the book from the publisher at discounted price if they want in hard copy.

 

Protagonists and Antagonists in World Literatures, Mythologies, and Folklores: An Explication of Their Essence, Intrigue, Purpose, and Empowerments

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:22am
NORTHEAST MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The objective of this round-table session is to explore, examine, and discuss, in a variety of manners, particular literary protagonists and antagonists in world literary cultures. What seems to be their intrigue? What empowers them, or, perhaps, who do they empower? Consideration of and elaboration on points of view, themes, idiosyncrasies, heroisms, actions, styles, diction, and purpose(s) will be important to ascertain and reveal in a deliberate, inspirational, thought-provoking, as well as insightful dialogue with, hopefully, a sharing of esoteric discoveries. Contemplate how and in what ways certain protagonists and antagonists across world literatures continue to have tremendous value or a long-lasting effect in their specific roles.

The Uniform: Symbols of Power, Propaganda and Organisation in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:22am
Popular Culture Research Network at the University of New England, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

PopCRN (UNE’s Popular Culture Research Network) hosting a virtual symposium exploring uniforms in popular culture to be held online on Thursday 20th April 2023.

This symposium aims to interrogate the ways that uniforms are used to in popular culture. We invite papers which examine uniforms of every type, from the formal to the informal, from military to sports and school uniforms. We welcome papers from researchers across the academic spectrum and encourage papers from postgraduate researchers and early career researchers. Presenters will have the opportunity to publish a refereed journal articles in a special symposium edition of Clothing Cultures.

Topics can include, but are not restricted to:

Cormac McCarthy Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:21am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

February 22-25, 2023

Albuquerque, NM

The Area Chair of the Cormac McCarthy Area of the SWPACA conference is seeking paper proposals on any aspect of the work of Cormac McCarthy, including novels, plays, and television and film scripts and adaptations.  We invite presentations about all facets of McCarthy’s work in forms ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies. The chair also welcomes pre-formed panels, but will need submissions to be uploaded individually as required by the SWPACA. Paper presentations should be 15 minutes and should present an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE: Call for Journal Articles: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 7:04am
Çankaya University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is looking for original, interdisciplinary papers at the intersection of language and translation studies, linguistics, foreign language education, translator education, language and psychology, literary studies and translation, comparative literature, and theory and cultural studies fall within the scope of the Journal. The mission of the Journal is to facilitate a more expanded and participatory academic discussion on the theoretical and/or applied scholarly work under its scope, and to inform scholars and public about recent developments in these fields.

Shaping Intellectual Disabilities in Early Modern Literature and Culture (CFP for edited volume)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 2:37am
Dr Alice Equestri (University of Padua)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

 

Editor: Dr Alice Equestri, University of Padua (alice.equestri@unipd.it)

Publisher: international academic press to be confirmed

Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): July 31, 2022
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2022
Provisional deadline for essay submission (6000-8000 words): April 30, 2023

Papers are sought for a volume that critically examines – and advances our knowledge of – manifestations of intellectual disability in early modern English and European literature and culture (c. 1500-1700). The collection will be submitted to an international academic publisher.

NeMLA panel: Dealing with Trauma in Early Modern France

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 5:29pm
Lauriane Guihard / University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

From ancient Greek τραύμα (meaning “wound, damage”), the term trauma refers to a physical or psychological injury provoked by a violent event, and the very event causing this great distress. Traumatic events abound in early modern France, whether be caused by natural catastrophes (floods, storms, fires, harsh winter, plagues) or by human activity (warfare, sexual violence, religious persecution).

Exile at State U: Stories from the Outer Edges of Academe

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 3:10pm
Douglas Higbee/University of South Carolina, Aiken
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Seeking abstracts for an edited collection of essays about life on the tenure track, especially for those working in the humanities and social sciences at non-R1 colleges and universities.

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