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ICMS Kalamazoo (May 9-11, 2024): Session in Honor of V. A. Kolve (1): Laughter and Play

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:44am
Christina Fitzgerald, University of Toledo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) will honor V. A. Kolve (1934-2022) with a panel of topics on medieval drama at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, May 9-11, 2024. The Play Called Corpus Christi has been especially influential in medieval English drama studies, and its arguments about the significance of laughter, play, game, comic action, and time and space in the English biblical plays continue to shape the critical conversation. The MRDS invites those who have been influenced by Kolve’s work on early drama, or who studied or worked with him, to celebrate his legacy with papers that respond to or converse with Kolve’s contributions to the field.

IMC Leeds 2024 CFP: The Experience of Local Officialdom

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:43am
Charlie Steinman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2023

Call for Papers: Leeds IMC 2024, 1-4 July 2024 

 

The Experience of Local Officialdom in Europe and the Mediterranean, c.1000-1500: Between Order and Disorder 

 

Medievalism's marginalised makers: Leeds International Medieval Congress July 2024

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:43am
Dr Fran Allfrey / University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

In studies of medievalism, there is a flourishing bibliography analysing the work of artists and scholars of marginalised genders, races, and sexualities, including studies by Candace Barrington, Helen Brookman, Jane Chance, Joshua Davies, Caroline Dinshaw, Denis Ferhatović, Katie Garner, Jonathan Hsy, Clare Lees, Bob Mills, Gillian Overing, Elan J. Pavlinich, Mary Rambaran Olm, Matthew X. Vernon, and Bethany Whalley.

The medieval in museums: Leeds International Medieval Congress July 2024

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:43am
Dr Fran Allfrey / University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 18, 2023

We invite 15-minute papers examining presentations of the medieval in museum and heritage contexts. We invite interrogation of the social, political, historical, and cultural effects of museum and heritage work, including: 

  • practices of acquisition, curation, display, and interpretation; archives, record-keeping, and databases

  • education and community projects

  • digital presences

  • outreach or knowledge exchange activities run by field archaeologists or academics

  • performances or reenactments

Touring Travel Writing III: Between Fact and Fiction International Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:43am
Touring Travel Writing III: Between Fact and Fiction International Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Venue: NOVA FCSH, Colégio Almada Negreiros (Campus de Campolide)

Date: November 9-10 2023

 

 

CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, Universidade Nova, Lisbon) and CELIS (Centre de Recherches sur les Littératures et la Sociopoétique, Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand) once again join efforts and organise this international conference which aims to be a locus of debate on the many facets of travel writing, a research area that has emerged as a relevant topic of study in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the last few decades.

 

 

 

Papers on the following topics are welcome:

 

Anglophone travel writing on the Portuguese-speaking world

Digital and Humanities Practices Across the Language Curriculum

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:42am
NEMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider submitting an abstract to the following roundtable at the NeMLA's 56th convention in Boston (March 7-10) by September 30, 2023. Questions on the roundtable can be addressed to Arianna Fognani (afognani@sas.upenn.edu

FORMAT: Roundtable. Participants give brief, informal presentations followed by an open conversation and debate.  

NeMLA 2024: Cold War Scarcity

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:42am
Arnav Adhikari
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

If this year's NeMLA Convention centers around the thematic of "surplus," this panel will consider its corollary in the problem of "scarcity." Situating our inquiry in the Global Cold War, which is shaped by the afterlives of decolonization, this panel asks: how might scarcity inflect our understanding of this period? Does it simply connote a lack or loss of unfulfilled revolutionary promises? Or does it point to a system of material debt that shapes cultural expression? Or, perhaps, scarcity might indicate a purposeful obfuscation of meaning that is consequently withdrawn from instrumentalization by political life, therefore incommensurate with nationalist or neo-imperial projects in the twentieth century.

NeMLA 2024: Refusal, Disruption, and Persistence in Academia (WGS Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:42am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

At the 2023 “Resilience, Failure, and Academic Identity” Roundtable, we participated in a candid conversation that generated inspiring ideas about “thrivance” and saying, “NO” in multiple and strategic ways. Building on this discussion, the 2024 WGS Sponsored Roundtable “Refusal, Disruption, and Persistence in Academia” focuses on strategies such as refusal, disruption, and persistence in academia from an intersectional perspective that focusses on gendered racialization.

NeMLA 2024: Sonidos y performance en cuerpos racializados en Latinoamérica

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:41am
NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Call for papers: NeMLA Boston, Massachusetts

March 7-10, 2024

Deadline: 30 de septiembre, 2023

https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20395

¡Hola colegas! Los invito  a participar en el panel qué estoy organizando junto a César Salgado: “Sonidos y performance en cuerpos racializados en Latinoamérica”

Entrenched Narratives, Hidden Figures: Reappraising Representations of War Across German Screen Media

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:40am
Lawrence Alexander
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

In February 2022, German chancellor Olaf Scholz gave a speech to the German parliament in response to and denunciation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Describing the moment as a ‘turning point’, Scholz referred to Putin’s act of aggression as a watershed moment that altered geopolitical reality and announced a volte-face in Germany’s defence and energy policies. This conference adopts the contemporary moment, which also sees the reality and spectre of armed conflict across many parts of the Global South, as an inflection point for reconsidering representations of war across a range of screen media: from narrative cinema to moving image installation; streaming to VR. 

 

CFP: Afrofuturism in Black Literature, Film, Media & Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:39am
Coppin State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 25, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

AFROFUTURISM IN BLACK LITERATURE, MEDIA, FILM & CULTURE

Edited by DuEwa M. Frazier

Publisher: Routledge

SEEKING ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS for EDITED VOLUME:

The dynamic tradition of Black literature and storytelling now stands at the crossroads of where historical realities meet with present day - dreams of Afro futures, to re-make, re-mix, re-store, and re-envision an ideal and artful world, from diverse points of view with the goal to inspire and educate current and future generations of scholars and creators.

TOPICS INCLUDED BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Afrofuturism - Interviews & Reviews

Bending the Clock: Crip Time in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:39am
Children's Literature Association Accessibility Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Albert Einstein famously told the world that time is relative, and theorists from various fields–including children’s literature and disability studies–continue to grapple with what that means for lived experience. Children’s literature (and childhood studies more broadly) scholars examine how societies believe young people move through time towards adulthood, leading to theories of developmentalism and stages of childhood (like Piaget’s). Conversely, disability scholars explore what has been termed crip time: the kind of time experienced by people whose disabilities mean that they engage with the world at a different pace than normative time.

CFP UPDATE Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual) (9/15/2023; ICSM 10/26-28/2023)

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:39am
Michael Torregrossa / The Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)

 

Call for Papers (UPDATED) - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023

The Medieval in Cyberspace: 2023 International Conference for the Study of Medievalism

The UNICORN Castle (https://unicorn-castle.org/)

Online event: Thursday, 26 October, through Saturday, 28 October, 2023

 

Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)

 

Sponsoring Organization: Medieval Comics Project

Femspec - Call for Scholarly and Creative Submissions on Transgender Issues

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:38am
Femspec
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

Discourse surrounding issues related to the transgender community is currently dominating the contemporary cultural conversation in the United States in an unprecedented way.  Against the backdrop of this discursive moment, Femspec calls for submissions for a special issue (Volume 24, Issue 1) dedicated to exploring speculative approaches to gender, and particularly to transgender identity and embodiment.  Femspec is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed feminist journal dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres.  Femspec publishes both academic scholarship and creative writing.  For this issue, we seek both scholarly and creative work that interrogates the co

Modernism, India and the Colonial Gaze

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:34am
Department of English, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023

Greetings!
We hope this message finds you well. We are delighted to announce that the Department of English at Daulat Ram College, under the aegis of IQAC, invites papers for an International Conference on “Modernism, India and the Colonial Gaze” to be held in New Delhi on February 1-2, 2024.

Traveling Texts: Translating Nineteenth Century European Classics in Vernacular languages of South Asia

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 6:14am
Dr. Shantanu Majee, Dr. K Subramanyam
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Traveling Texts: Translating Nineteenth Century European Classics in Vernacular languages of South Asia

 

Dr. Shantanu Majee

Dr. K Subramanyam

The proposed work is under consideration to be published in the Routledge series on ‘South Asian Literature in Focus’.

ICMS 2024: Medievalisms in Middle Grade and Young Adult Media

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 4:33pm
Amelia Lehosit
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

From Disney films to historical cosplay to young adult fantasy novels to webtoons to viral TikToks, contemporary media continues to shape how younger generations view the medieval world. This panel welcomes papers that discuss contemporary media depictions of the medieval world—whether fictional or historical—aimed at youth audiences and examine ways in which these depictions might shape how younger audiences understand “the medieval.”

A Surplus of Options?: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the Language and Literature Classroom

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 12:15pm
Jeanne Marie Rose / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

****Deadline Approaching****

The next Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention will be held in Boston, MA, from March 7-10, 2024. The roundtable "A Surplus of Options?: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the Language and Literature Classroom" is seeking abstracts (200-300 words) consistent with the conference theme of SURPLUS.

 

Non-Thematic

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 3:19pm
Women's Link Journal, Jamia Millia Islamia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Call for Papers for January 2024 Non-thematic issueWomen’s Link is a bi-annual peer-reviewed international journal, brought out by Jamia Millia Islamia, which engages with women’s issues and gender concerns from an interdisciplinary perspective. Its objective is to generate debate and discussion around the current state of affairs related to women’s status in society.

10th Biennial Graduate Student Conference (UBC-Vancouver)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 11:40am
Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies at the University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 18, 2023

10th Biennial Graduate Student Conference

Impending Catastrophes Through the Ages: Literature and the Arts in the Context of Doom

Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Hybrid Conference

October 26-27, 2023

OVSC: Shakespeare, Social Justice, & Human Rights

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2023 - 4:48pm
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Location: The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Dates: October 26-28, 2023

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Patricia Akhimie-Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Director of the RaceB4Race Mentoring Network, and Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-Newark

New Scholar Plenary Speaker: Dr. Amrita Dhar, Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University

Palgrave Handbook on Parenthood in Popular Culture: Deadline approaching!

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2023 - 12:10pm
Edited by Elizabeth Podnieks (Toronto Metropolitan University) and Helena Wahlström Henriksson (Centre for Gender Research at Uppsala University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

As editors of the Palgrave Handbook on Parenthood in Popular Culture, which is under contract and has 15 commissioned chapters, we seek approximately 25 additional chapters (6,500-7,500 words) on topics related to parenthood in popular culture. We aim to foreground Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ+ and non-normative experiences, in contributions that explore popular cultural representations of parental identities from intersectional perspectives, and from diverse cultural and geopolitical locations. Chapters may focus on either mothers/mothering/motherhood or fathers/fathering/fatherhood, or interrogate parents/parenting/parenthood as more comprehensive terms, across genders and in non-binary contexts.

Concentration and Distraction: Education,Literature and Mass Communication in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2023 - 6:55am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Concentration and Distraction: Education,Literature and Mass Communication in the 21st CenturyInternational Conference
4-5 November 2023
(Zoom sessions:2 days/Virtual platform:5 days)  Organizing Committee John Dean  –  Gerhard Finster  –  Laura Gimeno-Pahissa   

Thematic Approach

NeMLA 2024 - Surplus Selves: Whitmanian Multiplicities

updated: 
Sunday, August 27, 2023 - 8:47am
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The line, encased by parentheses in the 1892 version of Leaves of Grass, famously runs: “(I am large, I contain multitudes.)” Extending and containing the self conceptually and syntactically, Whitman proclaims his potential for contradiction as well as the creation of a protean lyric psyche.

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