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“Early Modern Women and Climate”

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:46am
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 

Volume 18.1 (Fall 2023) will feature the forum 

“Early Modern Women and Climate” 

Poetry and Platform Cultures (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:46am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This NeMLA panel convenes literary critics, media scholars, and poets themselves to ask how social media platforms are transforming the reading and writing of contemporary poetry. Panelists may consider to what extent the participatory dynamics of Web 2.0 now condition the politics of contemporary poetry, where “politics” signifies both the institutional lifeforms of poetry’s production and circulation, and the ostensible public efficacy of poems themselves. We may ask how poetry’s relationships to activist praxis and to social movements like Black Lives Matter in the U.S., for example, have been mediated by social media.

Children in Politics and Public Life

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:46am
JOCPC: Journal of Children in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 2, 2022

JOCPC is now accepting articles for the Fall 2022 issue focusing on children in the political sphere. We have kept the theme open-ended and invite works across a wide range of disciplines where researchers are addressing the presence and/or representation of children occupying roles of leadership, activism, and advocacy. This may also include an investigation of the ways children and childhood is variously arrogated.

Mixed, Multi-, and Bi-racial Identities: Sites of Resilience and Resistance

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2023 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The mixed race, multi-racial, bi-racial, mulatto, or hapa figure is already one of crossing boundaries and as such transgressive, provocative, resilient in the face of anti-miscegenation and homogeneity. It speaks to embodiment and yet, as Claudine Chiawei O’Hearn notes in Half + Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial + Bicultural, “skin color and place of birth are not accurate signifiers of identity” (xiv). This panel seeks papers that investigate this figure in fiction as a multifaceted site of social interrogation, intersectionality, and personal identity. Topics could include, but are not limited to:

Mixed racial identities, multiculturalism

Colorism

Passing or dominant culture adjacency

Routledge Companion to Ecopoetics call for abstracts

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:34am
Orchid Tierney
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

The Routledge Companion to Ecopoetics offers comprehensive coverage of the vital and growing movement of ecopoetics. We understand the term ecopoetics as including innovative approaches to the entanglement of individuals, cultures, and languages with the natural systems that permeate and envelop them. We begin with the assumption that ecopoetics is not a genre such as ecopoetry or nature poetry, but rather a dynamic field of inquiry and a laboratory for new ways of knowing. The collection will be global in scope, with contributors drawn from a wide range of nations, ethnicities, and gender identities.

CFP: "Digital Histories" Grad Conference

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:08am
Henry Osman, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Digital Histories 

Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University

Keynote Speaker: Mara Mills

Date: November 4-5, 2022

 

Horror, Capitalism, and the Cinematic Representation of Class Structure (NeMLA 2023 Seminar)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:08am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Following generative discussions unveiling the potentiality of reading the horror genre through the lens of class analysis, this seminar invites contributions that highlight the role of racial and heteropatriarchal capitalism in cinematic horror narratives. Together with seminar participants, we are interested in adding a novel line of inquiry, which perhaps has not been thoroughly explored, to the rich theoretical scholarship that has grown around the horror genre. Echoing Mark Steven (2017), we will ask: How are contemporary horror movies responding, absorbing, or resisting the dynamics of capitalism beyond a liberal understanding of identity politics?

“Folio & Co: Shakespeare and the Theatrum Libri”

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:08am
Société Française Shakespeare
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Annual Congress of the French Shakespeare Society 

“Folio & Co: Shakespeare and the Theatrum Libri 

March 23-25th, 2023

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

 

 

Anthony Bourdain and Philosophy

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:08am
Scott Calef / Ohio Wesleyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Call for AbstractsAnthony Bourdain and Philosophy Edited by Scott Calef The Carus Books Popular Culture and Philosophy Series(Please Circulate Widely!)  Abstracts are being sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to any aspect of the life, work and legacy of Anthony Bourdain to be published by Carus Books (the editorial team behind the similar series by Open Court). Anthony Bourdain was a pop culture icon, celebrity chef, multi-times bestselling author, armchair philosopher, activist and travel documentarian. He has been everywhere, seemingly met everyone worth meeting (e.g.

Roundtable on "Conflicted Feelings, Resilient Responses: Rewriting Marginalization in the Gothic"

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:07am
NeMLA: Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Victor LaValle dedicated his 2016 horror novella The Ballad of Black Tom, a work that reimagines a racially-charged Lovecraftian universe by centering it around the Black experience, “To H.P. Lovecraft, with all my conflicted feelings”. LaValle’s ambiguous feelings as both a reader and author are shared by many students of the Gothic as they adjust recognizable and occasionally exclusive generic boundaries to better encompass varied, eclectic, and sometimes invisible or problematically visible identities.

Call for additional chapters: Edited Volume on German Writing and Arts Residencies, under contract

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:07am
Alexandra Ksenofontova, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

“Germany is one of the most committed operators of international artist residencies,” asserts the self-description of the “Working Group of German International Residency Programs.” Among German residencies are Villa Massimo in Rome, Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto, and many others. Together, these institutions form a global network coordinated by actors such as the Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut. This network plays a key role both in Germany’s foreign cultural policy and in supporting literature and the arts.

Call for Book Chapters: "Fix It Fics: Challenging the Status Quo through Fan Fiction"

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:03am
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 2, 2022

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals for the volume: Fix It Fics: Challenging the Status Quo through Fan Fiction edited by Kaitlin Tonti (Albright College).

This edited collection of essays is seeking chapters that consider fan fiction as a force for change, a response to trauma, and a way of encouraging inclusivity. It will also consider how performed fan fiction, or fan fiction acknowledged by the original creators impacts fandom canon.

NeMLA 2023 Roundtable: What the Thunder said: Exploring Eliot in the Age of Anthropocene

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:03am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The planetary event characterised as Anthropocene in our times shares a particular relationship with the Modernist milieu which sought to represent the conflicts that extend to the non-human and the more-than-human world. Scattered through Eliot’s poetic oeuvre is the speculation of how to think seriously about the planet. Every street lamp that Eliot’s lyric persona passes from beats like a “fatalistic drum” with Bergsonian élan vital (the creative force) which informs both the human and the non-human world. This roundtable invites contributions which will explore the non-human aspects in Eliot’s poems.

Community in Peril: From Individual Identities to Global Citizenship

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:03am
Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The Department of English and American Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of Masaryk University are pleased to announce a call for papers for their interdisciplinary conference held in Brno, Czech Republic on two full conference days on 25–26 November 2022.

NeMLA 2023 Panel: Graphic Resilience: The Visual-Verbal Narratives and Representation

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:03am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Resilience is a word used to describe the ability to sustain adversity. Graphic narratives situate the debates about resilience in the realm of popular culture. Many graphic narratives depict the themes of resilience which have emerged as a result of socio-political upheaval, existential urges and institutional threats. Works such as PersepolisBhimayanaFun Home and Nat Turner graphically depict the story of the immigrant experience, caste, gender and race issues based on the varied forms of worded and pictorial texts.

2nd International Conference on "Refugee, Resistance, and Recognition: Global Literary Representations in [Post]post-colonial Perspectives"

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet 3114, Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2022

Everchanging world order and its position in the continuum rely on ongoing events and the functioning of different states—country, government, nation, authority, community, land, etc.— embedded within the global makeup. The 2nd International Conference of the Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet 3114, Bangladesh, to be held on January 27-28, 2023, conceptualizes the narratives related to the terms—Refugee, Resistance, and Recognition— and their articulations in global literary spaces both as distinct and interrelated concepts in the premises of art, literature, language, (social) media, law, and politics in [Post]postcolonial perspectives.

Excavating New Critical Landscapes: The August Wilson Archive, The Writer’s Landscape, and the August Wilson House Renovation Project

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
August Wilson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

The August Wilson Society seeks proposals for individual papers, panels, or workshops for its March 2nd - 4th 2023 Biennial Colloquium that assess the current and future impact that the work being done by three Pittsburgh institutions has or will have in forging “new critical landscapes.” Timed in conjunction with the Spring 2023 opening celebration of the August Wilson Archive at the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS), this national gathering will convene artists, educators, theater practitioners, archivists, museum curators, theater scholars, and students, among a huge fan base of the late playwright and his work.

Casas Tomadas: Monsters and Metaphors on the Periphery of Latin American Literature

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
Carlos Gonzalez
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

Casas Tomadas: Monsters and Metaphors
on the Periphery of Latin American Literature

Co-Chaired by Carlos Gonzalez and Caio Cesar Esteves de Souza (Harvard University)

54th NeMLA ANNUAL CONVENTION

Keynote Speaker: Anne Enright
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT PROPOSAL HERE: bit.ly/CasasTomadas by September 30, 2022!
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK

March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls
Sponsored by the University at Buffalo

Vishal’s Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean Trilogy

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

 

This roundtable will examine Vishal’s Bhardwaj’s Trilogy of films based on Shakespearean tragedies released between 2003 and 2014: Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider.

We want to keep the focus of this session as wide and as open as possible but will suggest three possible perspectives: examining the relationship between the Shakespearean plays and the Bhardwaj version; probing the singularity of the South Asian’s approach to the plays; contextualizing the South Asian version of the play with other South Asian sources—literary, political, and musical.

Women and the Great War: A Reexamination

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Typically, scholarly reflection on the Great War focuses on military activity and masculine performance; in contrast, this NeMLA 2023 seminar examines the importance of women as fictional characters, authors, and purveyors of legacies associated with the Great War of 1914-1918. By privileging the role of women, it is hoped that we can bring a fresh critical light to this pivotal moment in world history. Please note the very wide range of perspectives in this seminar: authors, characters, and context.

Heidegger and the Question of Literary Influence

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

--Heidegger and the Question of Literary Influence

This panel on Heidegger and literary influence has both a very broad and quite specific focus.

Broadly, we will examine Heidegger’s writing to examine how philosophers in general and Heidegger in particular read, assimilate, and evaluate all kinds of literature: poetry and fiction both canonical and (post)-modern. We welcome all submissions on the broad and important relationship between philosophy and literature.

Teaching Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution through Literature

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Does peacemaking have a place in our humanities curriculum today and if so, what are some innovative ways to integrate this theme into our literature classes? This panel invites papers that explore representations of peacemaking and conflict resolution in literary texts across genres, languages, and time periods. Papers that discuss methodologies for teaching literature with a focus on peacemaking are especially welcome. Please send inquiries and 300-500 word abstracts to Ici Vanwesenbeeck: vanwesen@fredonia.edu

The Everyday Beyond Description (Panel)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:01am
54th Annual NeMLA Convention March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, NY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Submit 200-300 word abstracts (with short bio) via the NeMLA Portal by Sept. 30, 2022. Contact Hannah LeClair (hleclair@sas.upenn.edu) and Molly Young (mryoung@sas.upenn.edu) with any questions.

The Everyday Beyond Description (Panel):

Nineteenth-century British realism is often understood as the generic manifestation of the everyday, with a discrete kind of content—scenes of domestic and rural life, for instance—and, in the novel, a discrete form, namely the “mimetic” description of these social worlds.

Territorial Bodies: World Culture in Crisis

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:59am
Charlotte Spear and Maddie Sinclair, University of Warwick, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Territorial Bodies: World Culture in Crisis

Saturday 25th February 2023

 

With keynote addresses by: Prof. Kathryn Yusoff and Dr. Lauren Wilcox

 

Subaltern Writing and Popular Memory in the Early Modern World

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:59am
Journal of Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Volume 13 of the Journal of Early Modern Studies seeks to interrogate how common men and women used different modes of writing to keep, shape, and contest social memory in the early modern world. Studies on popular senses of the past, such as Andy Wood’s, have brought to light the complex interrelation between custom, collective memory, and social struggle. A usable past was key in conflicts over economic and political resources in the present. As the systematic regulation of access to reading and writing (Guillory), literacy was the basis for persistent forms of exclusion — particularly when gender and racial regimes of inequality intersected with class. But literacy was also a site of contestation.

RSA 2023 Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Sessions

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:58am
International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

RSA 2023 Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Sessions CFP

 

The Margaret Cavendish Society will sponsor two or more sessions (panels or roundtables) at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 9-11 March 2023. We invite proposals for individual papers or fully formed panels on any topic related to the works of Margaret Cavendish.  Please submit abstracts (150 words maximum) and a brief CV (or a brief description of the panel and brief abstracts and CVs for each participant) to Lara Dodds (ldodds@english.msstate.edu) and Delilah Bermudez Brataas (delilah.brataas@ntnu.no) by July 29, 2022.

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