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CFP Villainous Science: Cloning, Experimentation, and Hybridization in Transmedia Cultures and Storytelling (8/14/2023, NEPCA online 10/12-14/2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:05pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area, Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2023

Villainous Science: Cloning, Experimentation, and Hybridization in Transmedia Cultures and Storytelling

Conference Information

The 2023 Northeast Popular Culture Association (a.k,a. NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as a virtual conference from Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14. Thursday’s session will be held in the late afternoon-evening (EST), Friday’s session will be held mid-afternoon into the evening (EST), and Saturday’s session will be from morning until midday (EST).

 

CFP: Nineteenth Century Studies Special Issue, Blackness, Race, and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:04pm
Nineteenth Century Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

Special Issue of Nineteenth Century Studies:

Blackness, Race, and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Studies

 

deadline for submission: August 15, 2024

 

full name(s)/name of organization:

Wendy Castenell and A. Maggie Hazard co-editors/Nineteenth-Century Studies

 

contact email(s): wcastenell@wlu.edu; ahazar1@saic.edu; TBD

 

Manuscript Transcribe-a-thon | ICMS 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:04pm
Societas Ovidiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Call For Expressions of Interest

Transcribe-a-thon: Towards a Collaborative Transcription of a Medieval Ovidian Commentary

(A virtual workshop at Kalamazoo ICMS 2024)

 

The Societas Ovidiana invites participants to a Medieval Ovidian Transcribe-a-thon.

In this workshop, we will collaboratively develop a transcription of a previously-unstudied medieval manuscript of Ovid. We invite those with an interest in any area of textual scholarship to collaborate.

Studying the Medieval Manuscripts of Ovid: Rewards and Challenges | ICMS 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:04pm
Societas Ovidiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for a virtual roundtable to be held at the International Congress of Medieval Studies (ICMS) at Kalamazoo, May 9-11 2024.

This roundtable invites short presentations based on concrete studies of particular manuscripts (or sets of manuscripts) containing works by, or in any way involving, Ovid.

Go Slow Now, or A Dream Deferred: William Faulkner and Civil Rights

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:03pm
The Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Go Slow Now, or A Dream Deferred: William Faulkner and Civil Rights

 

Call for Panel Papers at the 2024 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference “Faulknerian Anniversaries” 

July 21-25, 2024

 University of Mississippi

 Organised by the Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network

 

The Shelley Conference 2024: 'Posthumous Poems', Posthumous Collaborations

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:02pm
The Shelley Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 29, 2024

The Shelley Conference 2024

Posthumous Poems, Posthumous Collaborations

Keats House Museum, London, 28-29 June 2024

 

Two years after the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley in the summer of 1822, Mary Shelley, after a painstaking editorial process, published Posthumous Poems (1824). The volume contained much of Shelley’s major poetry, including the hitherto unpublished ‘Julian and Maddalo’, together with translations of Goethe and Calderón, and unfinished compositions such as ‘The Triumph of Life’ and ‘Charles the First’. 

 

Saving the Day at Kalamazoo: Finding Comics for Medievalist Research and Teaching (A Workshop) (virtual) (9/15/2023; ICMS 5/9-11/2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:02pm
Michael Torregrossa / Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Saving the Day at Kalamazoo: Finding Comics for Medievalist Research and Teaching (A Workshop) (virtual)

 

Call for Presenters - Please Submit Proposals by 15 September 2023

59th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Hybrid event: Thursday, 9 May, through Saturday, 11 May, 2024

 

Saving the Day at Kalamazoo: Finding Comics for Medievalist Research and Teaching (A Workshop) (virtual)

 

Sponsoring Organization: Medieval Comics Project

Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa, Richard Scott Nokes, and Carl Sell

 

Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual) (8/15/2023; ICSM 10/26-28/2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:02pm
Michael Torregrossa / Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

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

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 August 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

Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa, Richard Scott Nokes, and Carl Sell

IMC Leeds 2024: Crisis, Gender, and Society

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
International Medieval Congress, Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 4, 2023

This panel will discuss how the conception and operation of “crisis” intersect with issues of gender and the cultural codes of society. Assuming a broad temporal scope for the Middle Ages (c.500 CE–c.1500 CE), the panel is interested in examining how societal constructions of gender triggered and were, in turn, shaped and reshaped by disruptions and upheavals in religious life, literary culture, economic structure, and political organization. With its capacity to span the distance between private and public realms, can gender mediate the conceptualization of internal and subjective crises as well as large-scale social tensions and changes?

NeMLA 2024 CfP - Beyond the Void: Exploring Grief, Loss, and Trauma in Literary Landscapes

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the realm of literature, grief and loss have always occupied a profound space, weaving their intricate threads through the narratives of countless tales. From the ancient Greek tragedies to contemporary works, the exploration of human suffering and its aftermath has captivated the imaginations of readers and critics alike. However, delving deeper into the recesses of these literary landscapes, we encounter a concept that extends beyond the boundaries of ordinary grief—a surplus of grief that emerges, often unyielding and overwhelming, in the face of profound loss and trauma.

ICMS 2024: Gender and Nature in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
Kara Rush & Lexi Toufas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

This panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between gender and nature in medieval and early modern literature. Papers might explore, for example, how forests, ruins, or waterways are used to mediate queer expression, how bestiaries transgressed or engaged in gender formation, and the role of maternity and the transformation of the natural world. Also welcome are global approaches that discuss gender transformation in ecological contact zones. What role does nature play in the formation of individual gender identity and/or communal gender hierarchies? How has the relationship between gender and nature changed or maintained across medieval and early modern time?

Mixed Race Shakespeares: Special Issue of Shakespearean International Yearbook

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:00pm
Adele Lee, Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2023

Call for Papers: “Mixed Race Shakespeares,” a Special Issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook (Routledge)

Special Section Editor: Adele Lee (Emerson College, USA)

General Editor: Alexa Alice Joubin (George Washington University, USA)

 

Shakespearean Surpluses: Production, Performance, and Pedagogy in Regional America

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This roundtable examines the re-location of Shakespeare in America from the angle of regional production, performance, pedagogy, culture, and impact with a focus on race, class, gender, history, and culture.

Extended Call: Theology, Philosophy, and Religion in Daredevil

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Fortress Press & Lexington Books, Theology, Religion and Pop Culture Series
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Title: Faith, Morality, and the Man without Fear: Theology and Religion in Daredevil

Editors: Taylor Thomas and Regan Hardeman

Abstract, CV, and Proposal due: September 30, 2023

Initial Final Paper due: February 28, 2024

Cyberpunk Science Fiction as a Cultural Formation of (Cyber)Space and Time - NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Samuel Santiago / Syracuse University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

At its core, cyberpunk contrasts fantastic technological developments with dystopian society, emphasizing the persistence of extreme social, economic, and political inequalities despite evident surpluses in capital and resources that should enable higher standards of living within these imagined futures. Caroline Alphin's Neoliberalism and Cyberpunk Science Fiction contends that cyberpunk simultaneously impugns and maintains neoliberal cultural mentalities, anxiously illustrating dystopian futures while also indulging in individualistic fantasies of empowerment.

Shirley Jackson Studies Vol. 2, Issue 1: Queer(ing) Jackson

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Shirley Jackson Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Shirley Jackson Studies, Vol. 2, Issue #1: Queer(ing) Jackson

In his now canonical work Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film, Harry M. Benshoff describes queerness as that which “opposes the binary definitions and proscriptions of a patriarchal heterosexism." For Benshoff, “Queer can be a narrative moment, or a performance or stance which negates the oppressive binarisms of the dominant hegemony.” Queer, then, has the capacity to embody a multitude of challenging or oppositional stances, playing with or subverting gender binaries, heteropatriarchal orders, political hegemonies, and ingrained systems of meaning. Queer can be playful, daring, and defiant.

Race, Ethnicities, and the Medieval Ovid | ICMS 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:56pm
Societas Ovidiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for a virtual panel to be held at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) on May 9-11, 2024.

 

This panel invites a variety of approaches to the study of race and ethnicities in the textual and/or visual traditions of the medieval Ovid. Proposals might consider, but are not limited to:

Premodern Digital Ecologies | 59th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 9-11, 2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:56pm
Aylin Malcolm & Andrew Richmond (Co-Organizers), along with Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The intersection of the digital and environmental humanities speaks to our current moment: we live amid ecological changes that we seek to understand, mitigate, and publicize through new technologies. Medieval studies has long been at the forefront of the digital humanities, while ecocriticism and environmental history have advanced our understanding of how medieval people conceived of the nonhuman world. Recently, these threads have come together in adapting modern digital tools to study premodern experiences of local and evolving environments. Our panel centers this exciting area of study in anticipation of a forthcoming issue of Digital Philology on the same topic.

A Light in the Fog: Creative Writing about Adoption

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:56pm
Jerry Wemple
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

 

Poets and Writers: consider submitting for a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, March 7-10, 2024, in Boston. Panelists will read original work focused on some aspect of adoption and participate in a discussion. To submit an abstract, go to https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20738 or the NeMLA website and look for panel 20738. Submission deadline is September 30. 

 

Deadline Extended! Writing, Thinking, and Learning with AI: Exploring Relationships of Rhetoric and Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2023 - 1:14pm
SUNY Council on Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2023

“Writing, Thinking, and Learning with AI: Exploring Relationships of Rhetoric and Artificial Intelligence” 
Join us October 13–14, 2023, for a virtual conference hosted by the SUNY Council on Writing and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University.

Emily Dickinson's (In)Security

updated: 
Sunday, August 6, 2023 - 2:39pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

The Emily Dickinson International Society panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference (November 9–11, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia) seeks submissions on any aspect of Dickinson studies. Abstracts related to the conference theme of (In)Security are particularly welcome. Creative as well as critical work will be considered, and submissions from graduate students are encouraged. By September 1, please submit an abstract, CV, and any A/V requirements to Trisha Kannan at trisha@concisionmatters.com.

Robot Theater

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Chapter submissions for co-edited anthology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

 

Seeking chapter submissions for a co-edited anthology on "Robot Theater" for consideration with Routledge for Fall 2024.

Abstracts (of approx 300 words) and a short author's bio are to be submitted to Eric Mullis (mullise@queens.edu) or Hilary Bergen (hilary.bergen@gmail.com) by Aug. 15, 2023. 

CFP:

2024 Conference on John Milton

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Conference on John Milton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

2024 Conference on John Milton

The 2024 Conference on John Milton will take place June 10-12, 2024, in conjunction with the Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SMRS) at Saint Louis University. The official call for papers and the conference poster will appear in late October, and the portal for submitting abstracts of proposed papers, panel sessions, and roundtables will open shortly afterwards in early November. The deadline for abstract submissions will be December 31, 2023. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by February 15, 2024.

The conference is sponsored by Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Intersectional Crime Fiction: Investigating the Genre (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Justine Dymond/Springfield College & Margot Douaihy/Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel examines the continuum of intersectional crime fiction writing in a U.S. context, illuminating the methods, exemplary texts, and narrative strategies that embrace inclusive tenets and movements, from Black Lives Matter to LGBTQ+ rights to #ownvoices and neurodivergence. The panel aims to investigate the possibilities and challenges presented by the incorporation of diverse social identities and critique of power structures within narrative cartography. This inquiry entails an exploration of how marginalized identities, including racial, gender, health status, veteran status, and class, are represented and interrogated within the broad range of crime fiction writing.

(Re)reading feminist speculative fiction post-Roe v. Wade (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Justine Dymond/Springfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the introduction to the collection Technologies of Speculative Fiction (2022), Sherryl Vint writes, “The same technologies that now give women more options regarding reproductive choices are simultaneously utilized by the Christian Right to agitate for regressive legislation that would limit reproductive options even more.” As we experience the continued narrowing of legal access to abortion as enabled by reproductive technologies, such as the attempt to overturn the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, how do feminist envisionings of the future help us re-frame our current political reality? This session seeks paper proposals that explore the experience of (re)reading feminist speculative fiction in the current post-Roe v. Wade climate.

'So It Is Written': The Subversion of Indigenous Culture through Documentation

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Adam DePaul / NeMLA Convention '23
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Many Indigenous communities have suffered, and continue to suffer, dire consequences from the dominant trend of ascribing primary value to the written word, considering what is not recorded as surplus data. These consequences can result either from what is selected for inclusion in the Written Record, or from what is omitted; in either case, the problem stems from a dominant culture that values the written word over knowledge transmitted through the oral tradition or held by living, unpublished knowledge keepers.

Bob Dylan – Questions on Masculinity

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Anne Marie Mai/University of Southern Denmark and Erin Callahan/San Jacinto College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Bob Dylan –   Questions on Masculinity

Bob Dylan turned 80 in 2021, still active and still the subject of controversy. People love both to hate and to love the old songwriter, musician, artist, and Nobel Prize winner. Dylan is one of the world's biggest celebrities, a riddle who prefers to surprise rather than to live up to the expectations of the audience or the media. His songs have since long become classics in the songbooks of world literature, and questions on masculinity have been raised in relation to Dylan as a star and as an artist.

This seminar is inspired by the germinating discussions on gender and masculinity in Dylan’s songs, performance, artwork, and stardom.

CfA: "Trash: Cycles of the Im_Material" On_Culture Issue 17 Autumn 2024

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Call for Abstracts for Issue 17 (Autumn 2024)

Trash: Cycles of the Im_Material

Guest Editors: Marco Presago, Juliane Saupe, Tobias Schädel 

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