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Appel à contributions pour le numéro 36 de Post-Scriptum : Pratiques de l’hésitation : pour une observation des tremblements

updated: 
Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 11:04am
Revue Post-Scriptum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Pratiques de l’hésitation : pour une observation des tremblements 

 

Si, p. ex., quelqu’un disait « je ne sais pas s’il y a là une main », on pourrait dire : « Regarde de plus près ». – Cette possibilité de se convaincre de quelque chose fait partie du jeu de langage. (Wittgenstein 1969, 16) 

 

Depuis, j’ai tout oublié de l’inconnu, mais le timbre de sa voix, au creux de cette houle, résonne encore en moi. Émoi définitivement présent :

 – Ma main en tremble encore, disait-il, regardez!  (Djebar 1985, 162)

 

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Calvino for the Next Millennium: New Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:27am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

2023 marks one-hundred years since Italo Calvino’s birth in 1923. Even before his death in 1985, he was considered a classic of 20th century literature; his career spans various crucial historical moments, from the Resistance to the Years of Lead, and encompasses various genres and modes of writing, from Neorealism to postmodernism.

Literature of the American West panel @ WLA 2023

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:27am
Western Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 12, 2023

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association permanent section invites proposals for in-person presentations at the 2023 meeting of the Western Literature Association taking place at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Casino on the Fort Hall Reservation, home of the Shoshone and Bannock Tribes, near Pocatello, Idaho, from October 11-14. The conference’s theme this year is “Home on the Rez: Sovereignty and Sustainability.”

YOUNG ADULT MEDIA ADAPTATIONS, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND EMPATHETIC AUDIENCES

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:27am
Amanda Firestone and Leisa A. Clark
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 25, 2023

(Deadline Extended)

In 2022, about 35.04 million printed books were sold that classified as Young Adult Literature (Curcic 2023). In fact, it’s the fastest growing category since 2018, with almost a 50% increase in sales to date (Curcic 2023). And, if trends hold, the numbers will continue to rise, making the YA category a multibillion dollar opportunity for publishers. It’s also no surprise that media adaptations of popular Young Adult novels have become big business, raking in millions of dollars, skyrocketing actors to celebrity status, and providing another mediated experience for fans to embrace.

Call for Complete or Nearly Complete Chapters, Handbook on Games and Sex/Sexuality

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:27am
Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 17, 2023

We have a contract with Bloomsbury Publishing for a handbook on the intersection of video games and sexual content and sexuality. Traditionally, handbooks are envisioned as comprehensive surveys of the discipline aimed at the library market. Volumes typically consist of about 25-35 contributions written by experts in their respective areas of the field. Much work has been done by our contributors already and we are working with them on final edits and revisions. However, to be blunt, attrition due to many factors has taken a toll on us and we are now a few chapters short of our target. Our publisher has given us permission to do a second call for contributors.  

 

European Studies Conference (Black Europe Session)

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:27am
Sara Marzioli / University of Nebraska at Omaha
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The 48th European Studies Conference, which will be held on October 5-6, 2023, both online and in person at the University of Nebraska Omaha, welcomes papers on European topics in all disciplines.

 Founded in 1975, our interdisciplinary conference draws every year participants from colleges and universities in the United States and from abroad.

Areas of interest include art, anthropology, history, literature, current issues and prospects in cultural, political, social, economic, or military areas; education, business, international affairs, religion, foreign languages, philosophy, music, geography, theater, and film.

 This year we will also offer special panels on the following topics:

Science and Technology in Popular Culture

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:26am
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Science and Technology area of NEPCA encourages proposals for presentations that explore the relation of science and technology (broadly defined) to popular culture and to American culture. We are particularly interested in putting science, technology, culture, and the humanities in conversation with one another. How are science and technology represented in popular culture? How do we use popular culture to understand science and technology? And how do we use science and technology to understand narratives, art, and culture? What do we gain, what do we risk by approaching science and technology from the lens of the humanities, the humanities from the lens of science, by putting these disciplines in conversation with each other? 

The 11th International Conference Synergies in Communication

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:26am
Department of Modern Languages and Business Communication, Bucharest University of Economic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 11th International Conference

Synergies in Communication (SiC 2023)

Bucharest, 26-27 October 2023 (hybrid)

                                                   

Femspec - Call for Scholarly and Creative Submissions on Transgender Issues

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Femspec
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

Discourse surrounding issues related to the transgender and feminist communities currently dominates contemporary cultural conversation globally. Against this backdrop, Femspec calls for submissions exploring speculative approaches to gender, and particularly to transgender identity and embodiment; the rise and use of what some liken to Orwellian doublespeak; and projections extrapolated from our present into the future. 

Femspec is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed feminist journal dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres.  

Fan Studies Network North America (FSNNA) 2023 conference

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Fan Studies Network North America (FSNNA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Call for Participation

Fan Studies Network North America Conference 2023 (virtual)

October 11-15, 2023

 

RE: FANDOM

Fan Studies Network North America 2023

 

The 2023 Conference

Performance in the Humanities

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Kim Abunuwara /Utah Valley University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

This special edition of Interdisciplinary Humanities will investigate how performance shapes our experience of the humanities. In the four decades since NYU offered the first degree in “Performance Studies,” the advent of the internet and social media has changed the way we study, create, teach, learn, and identify ourselves. Performance forms and platforms have multiplied and facilitated one of the most contentious political cycles in American history, public upheavals demanding social justice, and new thresholds of mis and disinformation. How are these performance platforms shaping our experience and understanding of the world?

Judicial Rhetoric: A Symposium

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Walt Hunter, Case Western Reserve University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

CFP: Judicial Rhetoric: A Symposium

April 5, 2024

University of Virginia School of Law

In collaboration with Case Western Reserve University

 

Judicial writing is a genre in flux. While court opinions remain both potent and controversial, many judges explicitly write for lay audiences or to entertain specialists. The resulting documents are quoted by the press, invoked at confirmation hearings, and memed in social media. Judges have been praised or blamed for cracking jokes, sharing hoary vignettes, and reciting song lyrics. Commentators might be forgiven for missing an older approach to judicial writing, one marked by a more technical, even tedious style.

 

Database Project: Contemporary African-American Literature

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Infobase Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Infobase, a publisher of databases for schools, universities, and public libraries, is seeking to hire a scholar for a project on contemporary African-American literature. Responsibilities will include writing an overview of the state of African-American literature in the 21st century; writing brief critical biographies of a selection of the most important African-American writers working today; and updating existing biographies of great living African-American writers. The work be prominently featured in a new topic center within Bloom’s Literature, Infobase’s premier literary database. This is a paid assignment. Interested scholars should contact executive editor Jeff Soloway at jsoloway@infobase.com.

Literature of the American West panel @ PAMLA 2023

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The Western Literature Association permanent section invites proposals for in-person presentations at the 2023 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association taking place in Portland, Oregon, from October 26-29. The conference’s theme this year is “Shifting Perspectives.” You can submit your abstract at https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18925; all submissions must be proposed via the pamla.ballastacademic.com submission system (email submissions will not be accepted).

Abstract:

CFP: German Women Writers *Extended Deadline* May 31, 2023 (MMLA, Nov. 2-5, 2023 in Cincinnati)

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

GERMAN WOMEN WRITERS

2023 Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Conference
Cincinnati, Ohio
November 2-5, 2023

Convention Theme Description: https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/

Topic: OPEN

We encourage submissions addressing the literary texts and lives of German-language women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that engage with the Convention theme of “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy” are especially welcome.

CFP: German Literature and Film *Extended Deadline* May 31, 2023 (MMLA, Nov. 2-5, 2023 in Cincinnati)

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

CFP: GERMAN LITERATURE AND FILM

2023 MMLA Conference
Cincinnati, Ohio
November 2-5, 2023

Convention Theme Description: https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/

Topic: OPEN

We encourage submissions addressing German-language literature and film from any period and in any genre. Papers that engage with the Convention theme of “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy” are especially welcome. 

Please submit 250-word abstracts and a 50-word bio as email attachments to Bethany Morgan at bamorgan@iastate.edu by May 31, 2023. 

 

The Materiality of Excess

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
NEMLA 2024 CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

What does "too much" feel like? 

The slimy or gelatinous texture elicits a sense of disgust in some, while others experience pleasure and luxuriousness. Excess can also manifest as waste and pollution: the plastic gyre in the ocean's center; the sticky, musky sensation on one's skin amidst smog. The materiality of excess can also be defined by the marginalized, commodified bodies that become sites of extraction as their labor, organs, and corporeal bodies enter global capital circulation. This session invites papers exploring the materiality of excess – its affect, texture, aesthetics, and politics – to engage with the realm of otherness. 

Possible areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to:

CFP - Global Bond Girls: The Impact of a Complex Cultural Icon

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
Lisa Funnell/Mohawk College and Monica Germana/University of Westminster
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Global Bond Girls

The Impact of a Complex Cultural Icon

 

 

Edited by Lisa Funnell and Monica Germanà

 

 

The Routledge Handbook of the Sociopolitical Context of Language Learning: Call for Reviewers

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
Dr Chris Shei Swansea University UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

If you would like to serve as a reviewer for the handbook please email me. Having reviewed three papers and provided detailed feedback, your name will be listed as a member of the Editorial Board at the front of the book on a conspicuous page.

The handbook has 47 prospective chapters now but there will be withdrawals and rejections before final completion. If you have a full paper to contribute between now and December 2023 please feel free to approach me at c-c.shei@swansea.ac.uk. We may still be able to use your paper.

Current table of contents:

The Routledge Handbook of the Sociopolitical Context of Language Learning

The Routledge Handbook of Endangered and Minority Languages: Call for Reviewers

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
Dr Chris Shei Swansea University UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

If you would like to serve as a reviewer for the handbook please email me. Having reviewed three papers and provided detailed feedback, your name will be listed as a member of the Editorial Board at the front of the book on a conspicuous page.

The handbook has 52 prospective chapters now but there will be withdrawals and rejections before final completion. If you have a full paper to contribute between now and December 2023 please feel free to approach me at c-c.shei@swansea.ac.uk. We may still be able to use your paper.

Current table of contents:

The Routledge Handbook of Endangered and Minority Languages

Call for Papers: HyperCultura, No. 12/2023

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:23am
Hyperion University, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2023

HyperCultura, No. 12/ 2023

Dear Colleagues,

We have the pleasure to invite you to submit articles for our next issue, due March-April 2024. We receive papers on Literature (not that of ancient Greece or Rome), Media Studies, Film Studies, Visual and Performative Arts, and Teaching (Language and Literature). Papers in said areas need to focus on the following themes: Nationalism/ Post-nationalism, Colonialism/Postcolonialism/Decolonization, Race, Gender Studies, Ethnicity, and Identity.

We are CEEOL, Ulrichsweb, MLA Directory of Peridiodicals, DOAJ, EBSCO, ERIH PLUS and SCOPUS, and also visible through WorldCat.

"Going Public" in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:17am
Midwest Modern Language Association/MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Children’s Literature and Young Adult Literature Permanent Sections

Session Coordinator: Dr. Amberyl Malkovich 

Dept. of English, Concord University

amalkovich@concord.edu

 

“Going Public” in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Cultures

 

Springer Encyclopaedia: New Populism and Responses of the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 7:17am
Christ University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

REOPENED CFP: We are happy to report that the Encyclopedia is now live on the Springer website (see attached link). We are open to accepting a few more articles for the Cultural Studies section: if interested, please send in your proposals by June 1, 2023. Your proposed article may focus on any topic of your choice that examines populism through a Cultural Studies methodology. 

Springer Encyclopaedia of New Populism and Responses of the 21st Century

As If, But Differently: Meditations on the Realisms of Our Times, 1-2 December 2023, Sofia University

updated: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 5:08am
Department of English and American Studies, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

As If, But Differently: Meditations on the Realisms of Our Times

01 – 02 December 2023

St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia

  

A forum dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the

Department of English and American Studies &

the 135th anniversary of St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia

 

Keynote Speakers

DEADLINE EXTENDED: African American Literature Permanent Panel

updated: 
Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 2:24pm
MMLA - Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

2023 Call for Papers:

The African American Literature permanent section invites proposals for in-person presentations at the 2023 meeting of the Midwestern Modern Language Association taking place in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 2-5. The conference’s theme this year is “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy,” and papers addressing literature’s connection to and challenge of democracy will be given preference.

Interweaving Anthropology, Science, and Narrative: Postanthropocentric Mappings in the era of Climate Crises.

updated: 
Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 1:06pm
Dr Saswat Samay Das / Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Call for Papers

CEP International Conference

Interweaving Anthropology, Science, and Narrative: Postanthropocentric Mappings in the era of Climate Crises.

Event dates: 1st to 3rd November 2023 

Place: Department of Humanities and Social  Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

Extended Abstract Deadline: 30 September, 2023

 

This conference organised by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur in association with University of Oldenburg, Germany and IMIS Bhubaneswar, India can be attended both through online and offline mode.

Peninsular Literature and/or Culture from 1700 to the present, session C

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 11:29am
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Abstracts for session C will reflect any theme related to Peninsular Literature and/or Culture from 1700 to the present. This session will explore a wide range of topics from different periods. Session C is part of a quadruple session with a maximum of three presenters per session, with presentations not to exceed 20 minutes. Presenters must be SAMLA members to attend and may read only one paper at the convention. Interested participants may send a 250-word abstract in Spanish or English, a short academic bio (approximately 100 words), and contact information via email in a single Word document at their earliest convenience. Deadline for abstract submission: June 15, 2023. Please send materials and/or questions via e-mail to Dr.

DEADLINE EXTENDED - American Literature 1870-Present [MMLA Permanent Section]

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 11:04am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2023

The permanent section on American Literature 1870-Present invites proposals for its in-person panel at the 2023 meeting of the Midwestern Modern Language Association conference (https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/).

All proposals are welcome, particulary those that gesture toward the conference theme of democracy.

For consideration, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words and a brief bio to: najung@wisc.edu by May 26, 2023.

 

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