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Marginalized Women in American Historical Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 7:31am
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

The creative work of historical fiction brings a prior time and place, one known but unfamiliar, into the present. Jerome de Groot considers one purpose of historical fiction is to “challenge the orthodoxy and potential for dissent [which will] challenge mainstream and repressive narratives.” Its characters and settings represent the cultural issues and struggles of their own time while also asking readers to recognize that many of the same situations still exist and need attention. The social and racial marginalization of women in the United States has been gaining that attention in popular culture outlets, including a recent Saturday Night Live cold open.

Tolkien’s Medievalism in Ruins: The Function of Relics and Ruins in Middle-earth at NeMLA

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 8:07pm
Nick Katsiadas and Carl Sell / Slippery Rock University and University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

The deadline for this call for papers has been extended to October 15, 2022.

 

This call for papers is for the NeMLA conference which is scheduled to take place in person in Niagara Falls, NY between March 23-26, 2023.

 

Edited Collection: Cancer in Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 1:43pm
Stephen Zimmerly / University of Indianapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Edited Collection: Cancer in Young Adult Literature

 

Deadline for Submission:

December 31, 2022

 

Full Name/Name of Organization:

Stephen M. Zimmerly, University of Indianapolis

 

Contact Email:

zimmerlys@uindy.edu

 

Narrative:

 

Fashion, Culture and the Literary and Media Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:44pm
Texas Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Fashion, Culture, and the Literary and Media Arts

deadline for submissions: 

January 18th, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

Billy Joe Turner Interdisciplinary Symposium

Texas Southern University

Department of English, World Languages, and Philosophy

April 20th and April 21st 2023

contact email:

iris.lancaster@tsu.eduor Michon.Benson@tsu.edu

Crossing Boundaries: Rethinking the Humanities across Disciplines, 2-4 December 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:39pm
Department of English and American Studies, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 19, 2022

Continually being transformed, the humanities have expanded into a discursive field of trends, movements, and methodologies that have appropriated the thoughts, ideas, and viewpoints from social and other sciences by transgressing and crossing traditional boundaries, limitations, and demarcations. The humanities which traditionally include the study of disciplines such as language, literature, arts, history, culture, and philosophy rarely prove to be “disciplined” as each one often tends to encroach upon prescribed and reserved territories of other disciplines not traditionally humanities labeled.

Video games and environmental imaginaries of the Anthropocene - American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:30am
Kaitlin Moore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) - Chicago, Illinois, March 16-19, 2023

Video games and environmental imaginaries of the Anthropocene

From cold, creeping survival in the Canadian tundra to neon-cathode dreams of a geoengineered utopia, from the weed-choked ruins of far distant future cities to the shattered landscapes caught under the shadow of nuclear annihilation, numerous video game titles across multiple platforms have in recent years contended with the political ecologies, environmental implications, and apocalyptic manifestations of the Anthropocene.

TV shows as masquerades: blurring the lines between reality and fiction (ACLA 2023)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 10:25am
ACLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

The goal of this seminar is to provide a forum in which to discuss how TV shows (reality shows, true crime, documentary broadcasts, docufictions, and web series) bridge the gap between factual knowledge and myths, and how they facilitate the transfer of ordinary knowledge into the implausible, especially in Iberia and Latin America. Entertainment business and journalism intertwine to engage an audience-oriented to the consumption of serialized narratives.

Before Maastricht: Identity and Place in European Writing before the EU

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 5:07am
Institute for English Studies, University of Luxembourg
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Call For Papers

27th-28th April 2023, Institute for English Studies, University of Luxembourg

Before Maastricht: Identity and Place in European Writing before the EU

Virtual papers welcome!

 

CFP: Youth TV in an Age of Precarity

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 3:24pm
Aviva Dove-Viebahn
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Demographic concerns fundamentally shape programming and advertising on television, in the U.S. and globally, as they have since the advent of the medium, although many of these concerns have shifted significantly in the post-network era. Youth—defined broadly for these purposes as children (3-8), tweens (9-12), teens (13-19) and young adults (18-25)—comprise vital market groups offering complex and varied challenges to networks, platforms, creators, and advertisers. These challenges are especially heightened given the shifts in media consumption habits, the content restraints (mandated or otherwise) governing media for younger viewers, and the precarity of many aspects of social, cultural, and political life in the 21st century.

Animation and Comics: In-between Panel and Frame

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:12pm
Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 10, 2022

 

OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS AND (AUDIO)VISUAL ESSAYS.

NEW DEADLINE: 10TH OF OCTOBER, 2022

Animation and Comics: In-between Panel and Frame 

Editors: Editors: Sahra Kunz (UCP-EA/CITAR); Ekaterina Cordas (UCP-CECC); Ricardo Megre (UCP-EA/CITAR).

This call aims to pioneer a cross-disciplinary discussion platform that would initiate a fruitful dialogue between the fields of Animation and Comics. Responding to a growing artistic and academic interest in these two media and to the new conceptual, practical and theoretical challenges they pose, we feel the need to provide a space for academics and artists to share ideas about these subjects.

Call for Proposals: Methuen Drama Agitations Series

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 11:40am
Methuen Drama Agitations: Text, Politics and Performance
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2025

We are pleased to announce our call for book proposals for the new Methuen Drama Agitations Series.

 

Please read below for more information and if interested, please contact one of the editors at the email below.

 

Reading Literary Institutions around 1900

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:39am
American Comparative Literature Association 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

To confront literary institutions means to confront paradoxes at every level. Institutionalization is the enemy of “real” literature and art, avant-gardists and critical theorists will tell you. Institutions standardize, constrain, and exclude while they assign value and invite critique. Conversely, there is no literature without institutionalization: it is only through institutional frameworks that we can communicate about literature as an observable phenomenon at all. And often, the fiercest critics of institutions are in turn the savviest institution-builders.

ACLA 2023 Seminar: South Asian Untranslatables

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:38am
Eesha Kumar, Tyler Richard
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

South Asian texts and cultures offer a panoply of terms that are difficult to translate. Consider bhāva — a keyword in premodern philosophy, dramaturgy, and poetics — which may refer to an emotion, a meaning, an essential characteristic, a physical object, a living being, or existence itself. In contemporary South Asia, numerous colloquial terms such as timepass, jugaad, and aunty evoke nuanced existential states, techniques, and relationships that call for careful (and playful) theorization. 

Aestheticism Now! (ACLA Chicago Seminar)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:38am
Aleksandar Stevic
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

To whom does aestheticism belong? Traditionally critiqued as an outgrowth of western bourgeois culture, aestheticism, with its assorted attributes (including aesthetic detachment, disinterestedness, and autonomy) seems ill equipped to respond to our contemporary concerns with marginalization, power imbalances, and the reproduction of hegemonic structures. And yet, the commitment to aesthetic detachment continues to pop up in seemingly unlikely places—in various corners of postcolonial literary production and in the writings of political exiles and Holocaust survivors. We therefore ask to whom aestheticism belongs today, who makes use of it, to what ends, and under what circumstances?

Global Decadence, Race, and the Futures of Decadence Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:38am
Cherrie Kwok
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Dates: March 31 to April 1 2023

Location: Online

Plenary Speakers: Shola Von Reinhold and Robert Stilling

Chair: Cherrie Kwok 

Website: decadence-2023.com

This two-day conference aims to connect those who are working on any aspect of Decadence so that they can share their research or projects with the field, learn from one another, and discuss the possible futures that the field might take within—and outside of—academia. This deliberately expansive conference invites short position papers and project presentations related to any and all aspects of Decadence from scholars and artists across the globe.

Posthumous Publication

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:36am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Though “posthumousness” takes a variety of forms, the texts within its ambit share a quality that Jean-Christophe Cloutier, in Shadow Archives, calls “a belated form of timeliness.” The editorial apparatus of posthumously published texts, such as Claude McKay’s Amiable with Big Teeth or Muriel Rukeyser’s Savage Coast, foregrounds these novels’ prior lostness and subsequent belated arrival in forms and contexts that their authors could not have foreseen.

Muslims in America

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:35am
Syed Hassan Abidi / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

The panel intends to explore the depiction of Muslim American identity across various discourses and works of Muslim American authors, filmmakers, novelists, and musicians who draw upon such identities. The diverse emergence of Muslim American identity calls for insights that examine such identities depicted in various forms of text and talk. Keeping in context the theme of NeMLA’s 54th convention “resilience” the session draws on the theoretical underpinnings of Edward Said’s notion of Orientalism in order to further investigate discursive constructions of Muslim identities along with various discourses and the role Muslim Americans play in shaping these identities.

Migration and Identity

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:34am
Syed Hassan Abidi / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Migration is broadly defined as the movement of people from one place to another and the people pursuing this journey are called migrants. However, there are various distinctions within the concept of migration that relates to factors that define if an individual should be considered a migrant, immigrant, refugee, or asylum seeker depending on their length of stay and motivation to migrate. Two major distinctions overarch all forms of movements that individuals make. First, voluntary, and involuntary; second, short term versus long term. Voluntary migrants include sojourners such as people who go abroad to study or visit for business purposes whereas involuntary migrants include refugees and asylum seekers seeking haven from ideology-based persecution.

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, and Personal Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:31am
Melinda McBee/Southwest Popular and American Culture Assocation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 14, 2022

Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, memoir, and personal narrative are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted.  Send a 500 word abstract by November 14, 2022, to to conference's database at

http://www.southwestpca.org

Directions: Once you have accessed the above web site, you will have to creat an account.  After creating you account, on the web sicte choose Conference, then from the drop-down menu click Call for Papers/Submit Proposal.  Scroll down to the Language and Literature section to Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, and Personal Narrative.  Click the + sign under the Biography area, then choose Submit Proposal.  

University of Toronto Quarterly - General Submissions CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:30am
University of Toronto Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

University of Toronto Quarterly (UTQ) is currently seeking submissions. Established in 1931, UTQ publishes innovative and exemplary scholarship from all areas in the humanities. The journal welcomes articles, in English or French, on art and visual culture, gender and sexuality, history, literature and literary studies, music, philosophy, theory, theatre and performance, religion, and other areas of the humanities not listed here. As an interdisciplinary journal, UTQ favours articles that appeal to a scholarly readership beyond the specialists of a given discipline or field.

ACLA 2023 panel on "Humor and Amusement in Translation: Not Losing it"

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:30am
American Comparative Literature Association 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

In a world gradually opening itself to diversity, cultural perceptions are greatly influenced by translation of emotions, and their expressions in public discourse and art. But what happens when humor is translated? Humor in literary discourse harnesses amusement arising from perception of differences and/or contrasts, and as such, it is especially challenging to ensure that it retains its amusing quality despite the change in linguistic and cultural registers of perception.

Civilizing Animals @ ACLA 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:30am
Keridiana Chez
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

      In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the botanist declares to the utopia-planning narrator: “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.” Yet humanity’s civilizations have often been in tension with nonhuman animals: the dog-loving botanist imagines friendly, amenable pet animals bred and reared to emotionally service human needs while the utopianist envisions packs of mangy, diseased strays terrorizing a metropolis.

Postcolonial Ecospheres: Principles, Policies & Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:29am
Goutam Majhi, Sadhan Chandra Mahavidyalaya
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 7, 2022

A One-Day International Interdisciplinary Conference

on

Postcolonial Ecospheres: Principles, Policies & Politics

Conducted by

Department of English, Sadhan Chandra Mahavidyalaya

 

(Date of Conference- 15 November, 2022 (Tuesday))

 

Concept Note:

Adventure! Danger! Romance!: Essays on Explorers and Exploration on Screen (edited collection; abstracts 11/15/2022

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:28am
Cynthia J. Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Tales of explorers and adventurers often blur the line between science and fiction, with chronicles of the exotic and the unknown becoming the stuff of legends and the building blocks of history. Explorer’s tales spin heroic stories of adventures that cross borders, shatter boundaries, develop new knowledge, and, in so doing, depict the causes and consequences of seeking dominion over people and places.

Memory and Representation area of PCA/ACA 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:20am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

MEMORY AND REPRESENTATION  

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Memory and Representation area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites submissions on any pertinent topic (see description below) for the 2023 National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 5-8, 2023.

 

 

Memory and Representation: Area Description

 

Last Night’s Fun: Ciaran Carson: A Conference and Commemoration

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:20am
Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University, Belfast
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2023

Last Night’s Fun: Ciaran Carson: A Conference and Commemoration
13th—16th September 2023
The Seamus Heaney Centre, School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University, Belfast.  

This conference and commemoration will celebrate the work of Ciaran Carson, esteemed poet, writer and musician, Professor and founding Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s, whose high standards of excellence, and high-spirited blend of local rootedness and global openness (in poet Alan Gillis’s words) he personified.  The conference will provide an opportunity for an extended discussion of his contributions to literature, and of his legacy for future generations of poets, critics and general readers.

A Ponderous Hush: the Poetics and Politics of Silence

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:20am
Northeastern MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Our seminar “A Ponderous Hush: the Poetics and Politics of Silence” approaches silence in a way that can synthesize and deconstruct the overlaps between silence as a concept and as an act, aiming to confront silence's poetics and politics. In an attempt to disengage the topic from views which forefront silence's negativity (as in the "unsayable" or semantic contents which lie outside the sufficient operations of language), we want to interrogate silence as "tacere"/"Schweigen" (the voluntary act of remaining quiet) and "silere"/"Stille" (the absence of sound).

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