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CFP -- The OA Conference -- Invisible Selves in Movement

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:34am
University of Brighton / The Glasgow School of Art
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Organised in partnership with: University of Brighton / The Glasgow School of Art / The OA Zine / Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne

This international online conference will focus on both seasons of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's acclaimed television series The OA that went missing 4 years ago. Released on Netflix between 2016 and 2019, The OA has been described as one of the best streaming series of the 2010s, but has yet to benefit from an international conference that is interdisciplinary in scope. We are enthusiastic about the conference’s accessible online format and its potential to engage with international colleagues in diverse fields of research.

“The End” in Historical Fiction of and about the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:32am
The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Elodie Rousselot defines “neo-historical fiction” as a subgenre of historical fiction that reimagines history by offering an “active interrogation of the past.”[i] Historical fiction, broadly speaking, allows readers to witness perspectives of the recognizable past while audiences interrogate the future. Most importantly, imagining the livelihood or end of various societal institutions has different stakes for different groups. Perspective is critical in historical fiction as exploring significant historical events also offers the opportunity to actively interrogate the future.

RECONFIGURATIONS: New narrative challenges in moving images

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:31am
Special issue of the journal Ekphrasis – Images, Cinema, Theory, Media
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Upon entering a new decade of the twenty-first century the artistic landscape is increasingly hybrid and veering from the norms; a growing blend of forms, contents and genres is taking place. Therefore, it is imperative to reflect on the interrelation of narrative and media/arts and to contribute with academic theorization that allows for a broadening of reflection upon the nature and role of narrative as the binding element of a new audiovisual praxis.

We call on authors to submit papers focusing on the multiple challenges of artistic contemporaneity, seeking to foster a multidisciplinary dialogue.

 

Centering Multilinguality in First-Year Composition Classes: Creative and Inclusive Approaches

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:30am
NeMLA 2024 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

NeMLA 2024: Boston, March 7-10, Sheraton Back Bay

This session is a roundtable (3-10 participants give brief, informal presentations of 5-10 minutes each, and the session is open to conversation and debate).

Current directions in composition and rhetoric scholarship—including labor-based contract grading, ungrading, experiential learning and/or service learning, critical language awareness, antiracist pedagogy, translingualism, and asset-based pedagogies—are converging to make the classroom a more inclusive, welcoming space for all learners. When we consider how these different approaches play out with multilingual learners, though, we learn more about our students, our texts, our classrooms, and ourselves. 

Angelaki: Call for Special-Issue Proposals

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:23am
Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

 Call for Special-Issue ProposalsAngelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities Angelaki seeks proposals of 5--700 words for special issues. The journal publishes four special issues (and two nontheme ‘general’ issues) per volume/annum. Angelaki special issues are generous: 80--90,000 words. Special issues are republished, 9--12 months after the issue, as hardback books in the Angelaki: New Work in the Theoretical Humanities series. We seek proposals for special issues for publication in the second half of 2025 and for 2026.

The Prospect of Scarcity

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:23am
Aaron Dell
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 21, 2023

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Panel

March 7-10, 2024, Boston

Vernon Press: Call for Book Chapters- Queer Representation in Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:22am
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Vernon Press invites book chapters for a forthcoming edited volume on the subject of "Queer Representation in Literature and Popular Culture."

This book explores queer representations through varied narratives from literature, media, and popular culture in an attempt to explore queer sexuality, the portrayal of queer bodies, and the socio-political construction of sexuality. The objective is to critically analyze queer representations in the form of narratives and popular imagination, shedding light on the current debates and queer politics. The book employs frameworks of gender, identity, nationalism, history, culture, citizenship, and censorship to understand queer subjectivities in contemporary narratives. 

Toxic Ecologies of the Global South: Panel, NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:19am
The 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Toxic Ecologies of the Global South: Panel, NeMLA 2024

Boston, MA, March 7-10, 2024, https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Shouldn’t the World Bank be encouraging more migration of the dirty industries to the LDCs (less developed countries)? … I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to that… I’ve always thought that under-populated countries in Africa are vastly under-polluted. (Lawrence Summers, chief economic advisor to the IMF, 1991).

Current Comparative Literary Studies in East Asia

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:19am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 30, 2023

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 50 No. 2 | September 2024

Call for Papers

Current Comparative Literary Studies in East Asia

Guest Editors

Yu-lin Lee (Academia Sinica)

Woosung Kang (Seoul National University)

Deadline for Submissions: December 30, 2023

 

Transcultural Thought and the Planetary Emergency

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:18am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 50 No. 1 | March 2024

Call for Papers

Transcultural Thought and the Planetary Emergency

Guest Editors

Hannes Bergthaller (National Taiwan Normal University)

Yen-Ling Tsai (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University)

Deadline for Submissions: July 31, 2023

 

Matter Really Matters: Materialism in Nineteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:18am
Northeast MLA (NeMLA) Conference 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Matter Really Matters: Materialism in Nineteenth-Century Literature

British and Global Anglophone Panel Session

55th Northeast MLA (NeMLA) Annual Conference

March 7-10, 2024 Boston, Massachusetts

Cultural Representations of Social Reproduction (2024 NeMLA panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:17am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel will focus on cultural representations of social reproduction. Social reproduction theory developed from a Marxist-feminist concern for typically-unwaged labor performed outside the traditional workplace, demonstrating how this “invisible” work is necessary for the reproduction of a capitalist workforce and social relations as well as the maintenance of life itself.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR COLLECTION CONCERNING THE ANDY GRIFFTH SHOW AND SOCIAL ISSUES

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:16am
Kennesaw State University and South Carolina State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

This collection calls for abstracts of 250-500 words for essays concerning social issues in The Andy Griffith Show, which aired from 1960-1968. Social issues may concern the following topics but not necessarily limited to them:

 

Alcoholism

Alternate femininities and masculinities

Competing rivalries among women

Construction of femininity and masculinity

Crime

Cultural outsiders in Mayberry

Depictions of the Appalachia region and population

Dialects/accents and other sociolinguistic issues among the characters

Elitism and exclusivity

Family feuds

Gender Roles

Intergenerational conflicts

Stereotypes of women in society

American, British and Canadian Studies, Silver Jubilee Issue: 25 Years of American, British and Canadian Studies: Lofty Aspirations, Protean Visions, Ongoing Quests

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:16am
Ana-Karina Schneider, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2024

Guest Editors:

 

Charlotte Beyer, University of Gloucestershire

Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth

Sean Matthews, University of Nottingham                     

 

Special Issue Consultants:

 

David Brian Howard, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University

Merritt Moseley, University of North Carolina, Asheville

Rebecca Nesvet, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

 

Home Editor: Adriana Neagu, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

 

Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:16am
Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies (published online by the Open Library of Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London) seeks reviews of recent publications, including autobiographies, memoirs, letters, and so on. Word length: 1000-1500 words. Citation style: Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (author/date). Once accepted, you will be asked to register on our website, which will also give you access to our house style sheet. Expected online publication of volume 6 is December 2023. Please get in touch with short proposals and questions. Robert_P_Ward@brown.edu.

Home and Nostalgia

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:15am
Shiuli
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2023

Dear artists and writers,

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming issue of our art magazine, where we will delve into the theme of home and its multifaceted manifestations. Home, a concept that intertwines with our identities and experiences, holds a distinct place in our hearts and minds.

Call for Organisers: BSLS Winter Symposium 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:14am
British Society for Literature and Science
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Call for Organisers:

BSLS Winter Symposium 2023
An Online Event
Proposals due by 31 July

https://www.bsls.ac.uk/2023/06/call-for-organisers-bsls-winter-symposium-2023/

The British Society for Literature and Science seeks organisers for its annual Winter Symposium, a one-day PGR/ECR-led event on a specific theme proposed by the organisers. This year, the BSLS members at the annual conference expressed particular interest in themes of Scale, and Alternate Histories, but we encourage potential organisers to move forward with any theme associated with literature and science.

Formulas in Medieval Culture 6

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:13am
Universite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Formulas in Medieval Culture 6, 2024

 

 The sixth edition of the biennial conference on Formulas in Medieval Culture will take place on June 18-20, 2024 and will be hosted by Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne in collaboration with Université du Mans.

The event will take place in a major medieval site: the city of Troyes. It will provide scholars with an opportunity to engage further in an interdisciplinary reflection on the concept of formulaicity and to examine what exactly the word ‘formula’ means in different research fields.

A Critical Companion to Clint Eastwood

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:13am
A Critical Companion to Popular Directors Series
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

A Critical Companion to Clint Eastwood

 

Deadline for submission of abstracts:

November 1, 2023

Prof. Ian Bekker & Dr. Philip van der Merwe

North-West University, South Africa

Contact e-mail: ian.bekker@nwu.ac.za & Philip.vandermerwe@nwu.ac.za

Edited by Ian Bekker and Philip van der Merwe

CFP NeMLA 24 "Latin American ARTivism" Boston

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:13am
Dr. Nicole Bonino / University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Latin American ARTivism: Promoting Anti-Racism Action Via Art and Activism

Lands of Milk and Honey: Languages of Surplus (and Shortage) in the Natural World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:13am
Jillian Boger (University of Rhode Island) / Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

2023 saw a surge of wildflower blooms in an historic superbloom in California following an unusually wet winter after years of extreme drought in the state. On the other end of the spectrum, years of drought, excessive heat, and denser vegetation have made wildfires not only more likely to occur, but to rapidly spread out of control, which led to almost $12 billion in damage across the United States in 2022. In the anthropocene, nature lends itself to narratives of both excess and surplus, but also of extreme deficit, and the language which is used in policy documents, news stories, and fictional narratives provide a space in which both extremes come under a microscope.

Who Loves Paul Auster? (NeMLA 2024 roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:11am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Calling all Paul Auster fans to propose presentations for a roundtable discussion on all things Auster.

Do you want to do a scholarly reading of one or more of his novels? Would you like to do an analysis of any of his films? Are you thinking of doing a close reading of one of his poems? Do you just want to tell us why you love Auster’s work? We’d love to hear it!

Would you like to talk about…

Old stuff? (The New York Trilogy, The Music of Chance, Mr. Vertigo)?

New stuff? (4 3 2 1, Burning Boy)?

Borrowed stuff? (Squeeze Play…his early novel in which he borrowed a style/genre  that didn’t quite work out for him)?

Blue stuff? (Blue in the Face)?

‘Fantasies of France: Exploring Transatlantic Misunderstandings from the 18th Century to the Present Days’

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:11am
Université Paris Cité / LARCA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM

19th of January, 2024 – Université Paris Cité

‘Fantasies of France : Exploring Transatlantic Misunderstandings from the 18th Century to the Present Days’

‘Correct understanding is a particular instance of misunderstanding.’ – A. Culioli

 

Keywords: transatlantic circulation, cosmopolitanism, reception, translation, expatriation 

 

Small and Subtle Feminisms: Reconsidering Who or What Is Feminist Enough

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:10am
Tammie M. Kennedy & Jessi Thomsen / Peitho’s Summer 2024 Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

This open invitation calls for authors to submit 500-750 word abstracts for Peitho’s Summer 2024 Special Issue: “Small and Subtle Feminisms: Reconsidering Who or What Is Feminist Enough.”

NeMLA 2024 Panel: A Fungus Among Us: Becoming Fungal

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:09am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Fungus is everywhere. From the parasitical infection at the core of HBO’s The Last of Us, which has sprung a viral interest in cordyceps and other killer fungi, to Jeff VanderMeer’s Ambergris and Southern Reach trilogies, and even Michael Sarnoski’s 2021 truffle-centered drama Pig, mushrooms, spores, superbugs populate discourse, real and fictional.

The Scopus indexed Media & Jornalismo receives articles in continuous flow and accepts proposals for the organization of special issues

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:09am
ICNOVA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Media & Jornalismo, an internationally recognized and Portuguese pioneer journal in the field of Media and Journalism Studies (indexed in Scopus and ERIH Plus), invites the national and international scientific community to submit articles that fall within the thematic scope of the journal and to submit proposals for the organization of special issues.

This call for papers and proposals for thematic issues is related to the editorial changes that Media & Journalism is implementing and that will come into full force in 2024:

Contemporary Asian Masculinities in Literature and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:09am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The convergence of critical masculinity studies with postcolonial theory aims to interrogate discourses that created hegemonic and binary categories that in turn became eventual grounds for the historical racialization of gender and sexuality, as well as the gendering and sexualization of race. Following palimpsestic models of narrativization, this session seeks to problematize the layerings and shifting stratigraphies of power that obscure, erase, or overwrite the specific experiences that underpin notions of Asian masculinity and male identity as represented in various forms of literature and media.

Queer Monsters and Monstrous Queers: Abominable Others in Literature and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:09am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

What makes a monster? While monsters take on multiple forms—vampires, werewolves, cannibals, demons, the undead, and the uncanny, to name a few—societies from all over the world remain collectively enamored by the mystery, danger, and grotesquerie of monsters. Monsters and monstrosity inhabit cultural imaginaries as much as historic landscapes, insofar as such concepts construct, explain, or critique “the vulnerable, pathetic fantasy we distort in our simultaneous search for love and property… [t]he mystery we eliminate to create the revolt of simple things, goods, that desire mystery” (William Carlos Williams).

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