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Prisons and Poetry (NeMLA 2024, Boston) - Seminar

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:20pm
Thomas Dichter, Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Prisons and Poetry (Seminar)

Northeast Modern Language Association 2024 - Boston, MA (March 7-10)

“It is hard,” writes incarcerated poet Etheridge Knight, “to make a poem in prison.” And yet, poetry has long been a major form of literary production in prisons around the world. From Oscar Wilde to Mahmoud Darwish, celebrated poets have reflected on experiences of incarceration in their work. In the context of the U.S. mass incarceration, poets such as Jimmy Santiago Baca and Reginald Dwayne Betts have risen to fame during or after their imprisonment. Poetry has also been an important element of writings by many political prisoners, such as Wole Soyinka, Assata Shakur, and Leonard Peltier.

Creative Works -- poetry, art, memoir, drama and fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:20pm
Femspec
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Femspec, an interdisciplinary feminist journal dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres, seeks creative submissions for its Fall issue.

We welcome poetry, art, memoir, drama and fiction. Please see our guidelines at https://www.femspec.org/submission-guidelines

Please note that Femspec asks submitters to subscribe to the journal to support its mission. Reduced rates are available.

Send questions about creative submissions to kimhorner07@gmail.com.

Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature: 3rd Edition

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:20pm
Jennifer McClinton-Temple
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

We are updating The Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature (Ed. Alan Velie and Jennifer McClinton-Temple) to include authors and works that have been published or gained prominence since the original publication. 

We welcome contributors to write biographical entries (500 words) on the following authors and works:

 

Dimaline, Cherie.

Erdrich, Heid.

Fasthorse, Larissa. 

Hobson, Brandon. 

Jones, Stephen Graham.

Nolan, Yvette.

Orange, Tommy.

Pico, Tommy. 

Cynthia Leitich Smith

 

Fasthorse, Larissa.  The Thanksgiving Play. 

Hobson, Brandon. Where the Dead Sit Talking. 

Orange, Tommy.  There, There. 

Bruchac, Joseph. Killer Enemies.

Southeast Asian Media Studies Association Conference - SEAMSC 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:20pm
Southeast Asian Media Studies Association (SEAMSA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

In line with the upcoming Southeast Asian Media Studies Conference (SEAMSC 2024), we are calling for paper submissions related to the conference’s theme: “Interrogations of Media, Sustainability, Development and Power in ASEAN”.

Academic papers such as original research papers and case studies are welcome to be submitted as long as it is related to the diversified topics of the conference; namely,
a) Media and Sustainable Development Goals;
b) Power, Media and Democracy;
c) Media and Environmental Sustainability;
d) Digital Media and Development;
e) Media and Cultural Diversity.

Take note of the following dates:

Abstract submission deadline: August 31, 2023

Thoughts (Journal of English Language, Literature, and Translation)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:19pm
Department of English, Chulalongkorn University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Ranked in Tier 1 on the Thai Journal Citation Index, Thoughts is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published biannually by Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Thoughts welcomes original manuscripts in the areas of English linguistics, English applied linguistics, ฺฺBritish and American literature, Literature in English translation, and translation studies. For more information, visit https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/thoughts/index   

Criticism Towards The Portrayal of Women in George Orwell’s 1984

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:17pm
Andrew DeMar
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Criticism Towards The Portrayal of Women in George Orwell’s 1984 

Research Question: How does George Orwell’s portrayal Julia and Katherine's contrasting attitudes reveal the ways they are oppressed and objectified as women in 1984?

Word Count: 3914

Table of Contents

 

Introduction…………………………………………………………………..…………………3-5

Julia and Katherine’s contrasting attitudes……………………………………………….….….6-8

The Thread of Objectification………………………………………………...………….……9-14

Conclusion……………………………………………………………………….…………...15-16

Representations of Women in Third-Generation African and African American Novels (Panel) (NeMLA 2024:March 7-10, 2024 Boston, MA)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:17pm
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Third-generation African and African-American writers are defined as those born within the 1960s and beyond whose literary outputs examine the social realities in their society. Adesanmi and Dunton observe that “one of the most distinctive features of “third-generation” texts is the absence of a more-or-less rooted, totalizing and over-determining historical“traditionalist center” around which narrative point of view, thematization, language, and structure are orientated” (15). Their themes are mostly shaped by the events and experiences of people within the period. Dalley Hamish believes that “third-generation literature are shaped around recent ambivalent spatiotemporal imaginaries that exceed the national-generational framework” (15).

Teaching Postmillennial African Novels (NeMLA 2024:March 7-10, 2024 Boston, MA)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:17pm
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This roundtable invites teachers/ scholars who have been incorporating African texts into their curriculum to discuss successful pedagogical strategies for teaching postmillennial African narratives. Many of these texts have continued to garner international attention by winning prestigious literary prizes. While there are several pedagogical texts on older-generation African texts, there is a dearth of resources focused on teaching these newer texts. Our goal as organizers of this roundtable is that these initial discussions will blossom into an edited volume on teaching postmillennial African narratives.

AAS & AAAS: Call for Proposals for Verge-sponsored Panels

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:17pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 14, 2023

Verge will be sponsoring Global Asias panels and roundtables at the upcoming AAS and AAAS conferences. Our goal is to help generate and support work that straddles or otherwise navigates the differences and overlaps between Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies as intellectual formations and interdisciplines.

[CFP]/Censoring, framing and regulating images in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century United States

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:14pm
Transatlantica (online journal of the French Association of American Studies [AFEA])
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 16, 2023

Censoring, framing and regulating images in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century United States

 

Deadline for submissions: September 16, 2023

full name / name of organization: Transatlantica (online journal of the French Association of American Studies [AFEA])

contact email: adrienne.boutang@univ-fcomte.fr

 

 

Crisis and/in South Asian Literature in English

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:10pm
Department of English, Tezpur University, Assam, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 10, 2023

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

on

Crisis and/in South Asian Literature in English

 

14th- 16th December 2023

 

Creative Writing: Historical Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:07pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 20, 2023

The 120th Annual PAMLA Conference

The PAMLA 2023 Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon between October 26-29, 2023.

The 2023 PAMLA Conference is being held entirely in-person. We won’t be having any virtual or hybrid sessions or papers.

Our CFP List and Paper Proposal System is open. We are now in the PAMLA Summer Sessions (first-come-first-served) deadline period which will end on July 20. Do not delay proposing: during this period, sessions will close when filled.

First Forum 2023 Graduate Conference in Cinema & Media Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:06pm
Logan Canada-Johnson / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 21, 2023

Hello everyone,

The organizing committee is excited to share the call for papers for the 2023 First Forum Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the Division of Cinema and Media Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. This year's theme is Losers!

CFP TEXT:

First Forum 2023–Oct 27th and 28th

“In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey”--Beck, “Loser”

Modernism in American Literature: A (Re)consideration

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:06pm
Jeff Birkenstein / Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

CFP: Modernism in American Literature:

A (Re)consideration

Proposals due August 31, 2023

Note on Updated Proposal:

We currently have most of the selections made, and essays in process, for a volume on re-considering Modernism with regard to American literature. We are, however, still looking for a small handful of high-quality proposals to fill out a few remaining chapters in the project.

OVERVIEW:

Crafted Audio, Narrative Podcasting and the Global South

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:06pm
RadioDoc Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for content: Crafted Audio, Narrative Podcasting and the Global South

We are seeking contributions for a special edition of RadioDoc Review on audio documentary, narrative podcasting or crafted audio in the Global South.

Deadline: Oct 31 2023 for peer reviewed articles, Dec 31st for non-peer reviewed items. 

Representing Ecocides in Settler Colonial Arts and Literatures.

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:05pm
LCE Research Laboratory, The University of Lyon 2
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The panel, "Representing Ecocides in Settler Colonial Arts and Literatures", will be organised at the 2024 NeMLA Conference, from March 7-10, 2024, in Boston, MA.

SAMLA 2023: Bad Art

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:05pm
Ian Afflerbach, George Porter Thomas
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2023

Scholarship on the politics of literature has, in recent decades, increasingly come to focus on
whether texts from the past conform to the values of the present. Some texts are praised for
modeling, even anticipating, our own progressive values, while others are subject to critique for
the way they ignore, license, or justify forms of inequity, injustice, and subordination. This
disciplinary impulse has come to seem not only justified, but natural. Yet it has also resulted in a
growing corpus of books being dismissed or maligned within the academy, books that are
crucially still being read and revered outside the academy. We call this “bad art” because we

"Rhetorical Theory" Panel (PAMLA 2023) [Extended Deadline]

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:05pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 20, 2023

PAMLA 2023 RHETORICAL THEORY PANEL

CALL FOR PAPERS -- EXTENDED DEADLINE

 

“Rhetorical Theory”
Portland, October 26-29th

Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack (USC)

Abstract

This panel will explore recent movements in rhetorical theory writ large, either in connection with or apart from composition theory and practice. Special attention will be given to proposals that engage with the conference's theme.

Description

Fiction 2000 and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:02pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2024

To mark the fortieth anniversary of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, in 2024 Foundation will be publishing a special summer issue devoted to the legacy of cyberpunk in the twenty-first century. Cyberpunk culture is conspicuously everywhere – from books and films to videogames, pop videos, TV shows, fashion, advertising, and the visual arts. If cyberpunk was once ‘cutting-edge’, what future does it have when AIs and virtual/augmented realities are increasingly part of everyday life? When global corporations such as Facebook are encouraging its customers to inhabit ‘the Metaverse’, what function does cyberpunk have?

51st Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:00pm
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 18, 2023

February 19-20 (Virtual) – 22-24 (In-Person), 2024

Keynotes—TBA

Societies in Residence at the LCLC include African American Literature and Culture Society, E. E. Cummings Society, Durrell Society, T. S. Eliot Society, International James Joyce Society, Iris Murdoch Society, Flannery O’Connor Society, Charles Olson Society, Harold Pinter Society & International Virginia Woolf Society.

 

INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS (Individuals and Groups)

GENERAL OVERVIEW

For all of the following categories listed below, please follow these directions:

Williams/Levertov, Levertov/Williams 1923–2023: Confluences

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:00pm
Esther Sánchez-Pardo / Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 21, 2023

This conference celebrates the relationship between two influential American poets, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) and Denise Levertov (1923-1997). It aims to explore the shared views, poetics, and engagement with history and social reality in the works of Williams and Levertov, as well as their differences and divergences.

Playing Nice: Sincerity and Irony in Television

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:00pm
Owen Cantrell and Sage Westfall
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Television has long been a space for comfort. Often, we watch television in the most intimate surroundings with our closest family members. Additionally, viewers are often encouraged to develop relationships with characters or situations over multiple serialized seasons. With the advent of Peak (or Prestige) TV over the past twenty years, our relationships to characters and situations have grown more complicated as both dramas and comedies have placed viewers in uncomfortable situations with unlikeable characters. However, recent works on television have played with the relationship between irony and sincerity in determining how “nice” we want our television.

Ableism and Neurodivergence in Creative Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:00pm
Dr. Christie Collins and Dr. Saul Lemerond
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 7, 2023

Ableism and Neurodivergence in Creative Writing
Call for Contributions

Editors:
Dr. Christie Collins, Mississippi State University
Dr. Saul Lemerond, Hanover College

Overtones Ege Journal of English Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:00pm
Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

OVERTONES EGE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS
Annual deadline: September 15

NeMLA 2024: Excess Feeling in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 3:59pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

“Feeling,” in its multiple forms of meaning, is central to the literature and culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The eighteenth century saw the rise of the the cult of sensibility, aesthetic explorations of the sublime, and medical explorations of the nerves; while the nineteenth saw the literary cultivation of sympathy and psychological theories of emotion. Whether emotional, affective, or physical, the push to define and understand “feeling” was frequently attended by anxiety about feeling’s propensity to spill over and overwhelm.

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