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From Language to Psychology and from Ideology to Destruction

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:03pm
Chris Shei / Swansea University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

From Language to Psychology and from Ideology to Destruction: Exploring the Fossilization and the Liberation of the Mind

Call for chapter proposals

Dr Chris Shei

[Update] Reason: Special issue of The Comparatist

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:03pm
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

                                                                 Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist 

Topic: Reason

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

Routledge Companion to Working-Class Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:03pm
Ben Clarke, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

I am currently soliciting chapters for the Routledge Companion to Working-Class Literature, which is under contract and scheduled to appear next year. Most of the contributors are already confirmed, so I am looking for essays on particular subjects. These include:

 

• theories of working-class literature

• pre-industrial literature by workers

• working-class literature in the Global South

• African-American, Asian-American, and Latinx working-class literature

• queer working-class literature

• the future of working-class literature and literary studies

 

Morality and Anglo-American Modernism

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:02pm
MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 28, 2022

In the years leading up to the publication of The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot decried what he called the moral cowardice endemic to post-war London, and particularly to its literary circles.  D. H. Lawrence was similarly preoccupied with morality in his literary critical essays, writing, for example, that "Morality in the novel is the trembling instablity of the balance [between opposing forces].  When the novelist puts his thumb in the scale, to pull down the balance to his own predilection, that is immorality."  And, finally, Hemingway once suggested to a group of professors that of all his novels, the best to teach is The Sun Also Rises because, he said, it is a "very moral novel."

(Trans)Homonationalism in Anti-Gender Times

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 12:57pm
2022 European Geographies of Sexualities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 27, 2022

When mass movements are rising up against so-called “gender ideology” and succeeding in implementing anti-trans and anti-queer legislation across the globe, has the time come to reconsider—or perhaps even suspend—radical critiques of queer liberalism, homonormativity, and homonationalism? Elżbieta Korolczuk and Agnieszka Graff, for instance, have asserted that “while feminists, mostly from the global South, have long critiqued the discourse of universal human rights and the neocolonial elements in UN population policies, today it is clear that a wholesale rejection of universalism plays into the hands of right-wing populists” (816).

MLA 2023: Global Hawthorne

updated: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 3:22pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 28, 2022

The Hawthorne Society invites proposals for our allied-society panel at the 2023 meeting of the MLA, which will take place in San Francisco, CA, Jan 5-8, 2023.  Please send your abstract of 250-300 words to nsweet@csus.edu by Mar. 28, 2022. 

CFP - Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian - PAMLA Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 12:06pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

This is a call for papers for the anual PAMLA conference to be held in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022.

The Film Studies session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of film or Film Studies, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian.” For example:

-The role of space and place in genre filmmaking

-World-building in fantasy film and television

-Cinematic cityscapes

-Road movies

-Representations of localized ecologies

-Settler colonialism in film

-Geographical otherness

SCMLA Renaissance Drama *EXTENDED DEADLINE* (4/15/22; 10/13-15/22)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 10:38am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

 

We are currently accepting proposal submissions for the Renaissance Drama panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October, 13-15, 2022, in Memphis, TN. Mirroring last year's structure, this year's meeting of the SCMLA will also be hybrid. Therefore, panelists and audience members will have the option to particpate in-person and virtually.

New Writing Journal seeks articles, creative work, articles on pedagogy, genre and more

updated: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 8:30pm
New Writing journal (Routledge/Taylor and Francis)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Routledge) seeks high quality articles, as well as creative work.

Articles submitted might focus on:

• Creative Writing in universities and colleges
• pedagogy, practice or research topics
• the processes of creative writers, their drafts and completed works
• the history of particular writing forms
• analysis of particular creative works

Reconstructio Americana: Ancient Greece and Rome after the American Civil War

updated: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 3:23pm
Panel proposal for the 154th annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 11, 2022

Reconstructio Americana: Ancient Greece and Rome after the American Civil War”

Panel proposal for the 154th annual meeting

of the Society for Classical Studies

January 5–8, 2023, New Orleans, LA

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* -- MLA 2023: “Toilers of the world, disband!”: Work, Freedom, and the Creative Act in Nabokov

updated: 
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 11:27pm
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 25, 2022

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for the 2023 MLA Convention (San Francisco, January 5-8) for a non-guaranteed special session on the topic of “Work, Freedom, and the Creative Act in Nabokov” (in tandem with the 2023 MLA Presidential Theme: "Working Conditions").

[CFP] "Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature" at PAMLA 2022

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Ray Kyooyung Ra / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Please see the CFP below for details on the special session “Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature” at PAMLA’s — Pacific Coast regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association (MLA) — upcoming Los Angeles conference scheduled for November 11 - 13, 2022. 

Paper proposals are due May 15, 2022 via this page: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18501

 

Session Title:

Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature

Session Description:

(Deadline Extended) The “Safe Animal” Sensibility - A MLA 2023 Roundtable

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Yea Jung Park and Jiwon Rim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This roundtable panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” Safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.

Call for Associate Editors, Journal of Hip Hop Studies

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Journal of Hip Hop Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

The ​Journal of Hip Hop Studies (JHHS) invites you to consider serving as an Associate Editor. Founded in 2012, JHHS plays an integral role in Hip Hop Studies, inside and outside of the academy. Moving forward, our aim is to lead the charge in academic innovation and challenging the academy’s role in propagating white supremacy. As a peer-reviewed, open-access journal hosted on Scholars Compass and published by Virginia Commonwealth University, ​JHHS provides a rigorous space for Hip Hop writing, thinking, and creativity. You are invited to make a vital contribution to this work.

Climate in Crisis (Activism, Apathy, and Responsibility: Social Responses to and Social Causes of the Current Climate Crisis)

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:42pm
Humber College Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Climate in Crisis

Activism, Apathy, and Responsibility: Social Responses to and Social Causes of the Current Climate Crisis

 

Abstract Submission:https://humber.ca/tifa/call-proposals

Contact: tifa@humber.ca

Submission Deadline: June 5, 2022

Conference Date: September 23 and 24, 2022

Location: This year’s conference will be virtual. A small conference fee will be charged to help offset production costs.

Routledge Handbook of Descriptive Rhetorical Studies and World Languages - call for reviewers

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:42pm
Weixiao Wei / The University of Houston
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Routledge handbook below is now recruiting editorial members who will each review 4-5 papers and give feedback to help enhance the quality of the paper. Their names will be shown on the title page as members of the editorial board for this handbook and each will receive a hardcopy of the book when published. 

Routledge Handbook of Descriptive Rhetorical Studies and World Languages

Editors: Weixiao Wei and James Schnell

I.          English rhetoric in the US and UK

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 12(2)

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:42pm
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 12(2)

ISSN: 2093-5498 (Print) / 2671-969X (Online)

 

We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.12 No.2 that will be published on July 31, 2022. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 12(2), please submit your manuscript by April 30, 2022.

 

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Special Issue Call for Papers: "Writing Aslant: Voicing across Genders in Nineteenth-Century Literature"

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

https://www.ncgsjournal.com/cfp.htmlThe term aslant slips between categories: as an adverb it indicates a direction or orientation, but as a preposition it moves across. Neither is it straight nor does it ever quite arrive, remaining in transition. A vowel away from Emily Dickinson’s imperative for poets to “tell it slant,” it strays even further.

Rethinking Modernism

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
University of Rome La Sapienza
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 10, 2022

The year 2022 will mark the first centenary of the ‘annus mirabilis’ of British modernism, the year 1922, which saw the simultaneous publication of Virginia Woolf’s first experimental novel, Jacob’s Room, of James Joyce’s Ulysses, T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, R.M. Rilke’s Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus.

Holocaust Studies Conference 2022

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST STUDIES CONFERENCE

At Middle Tennessee State University

September 22 - September 24, 2022

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

 

Our conference solicits individual papers and panel proposals on all aspects of Holocaust and genocide studies. The featured topic for our 2022 conference is Teaching the Holocaust Today.                

Keynote Speaker: Professor Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

MMLA’s permanent African American Literature section invites papers that examine the way black writers use black aesthetics in their work(s) to promote a “cultural ensemble” as Fred Moten notes. With the 2022 MMLA theme of “Post-Now,” this section is concerned with how black writers use aesthetics to shape and/or reshape the resistance that blackness brings. American Blackness, of course, begins through the resistance of the object and the irruption or interruption of personhood and subjectivity. Even through, or perhaps because of, this resistance, blackness maintains a collective being. As such, I invite works that are concerned with how black writers use: music, art, violence, movement, language, communication, sex, etc.

Victorian Antipathies

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
University of Stuttgart
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

 

 Call for Papers 

Victorian Antipathies 

4-5 November 2022 

University of Stuttgart, Germany 

Confirmed keynote speaker: Pamela Gilbert 

 

In this conference, we aim to explore the neglected ‘opposite’ of sympathy: antipathy. 

Annual Conference CFP--Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 11:59am
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

The 54th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association will take place in person in Salt Lake City, June 16-18, 2022 on the theme of “Navigating Medieval Spaces: Real and Imagined.” 

The conference will be held at the University of Utah, with remote options available for those who cannot travel. In addition to regular sessions and a keynote address, events will include a plenary session highlighting some of the Marriott Library's rare books and manuscripts. We are excited to host a variety of events this year ranging from works-in-progress workshops and pedagogy panels to research presentations.  

MLA 2023 Roundtable: The “Safe Animal” Sensibility

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 3:10am
Yea Jung Park and Jiwon Rim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This roundtable panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” Safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.

Critical Essay Collection on THE GOLDEN GIRLS

updated: 
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 8:11pm
Jill E. Anderson, Assist Prof of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

This call is for critical essays for a proposed edited volume centering on the iconic television show The Golden Girls for Routledge’s Advances in Pop Culture series.

Carceral Shakespeare

updated: 
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 4:11pm
Liz Fox (UMass) and Gina Hausknecht (Coe College)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Carceral Shakespeare
Edited Collection, Call for Papers

Shakespeare has been in American prisons over the last forty years, in arts programs and college-in-prison classrooms. Even as the landscape of incarceration has shifted—from the War on Drugs to the Fair Sentencing Act, from prison reform to prison abolition—Shakespeare programs have endured. While attention to these programs often reduce them to methods of “reform” and “rehabilitation,” these narratives of redemption do not capture the complexity of what it means to engage with Shakespeare inside the carceral system.

See and Be Seen: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 9:14pm
Popular Culture Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Popular Culture Research Centre,

Auckland University of Technology

13-14 September 2022

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Katie Ellis (Curtin University, Australia)

Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell (Auckland University of Technology)

The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be a hybrid event (allowing for both in-person and online presentations), and will be held on 13-14 September 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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