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Crossroads VII: Comparative Indigeneities

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 1:45pm
University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2024

In the seventh edition of the Crossroads Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Literature, we aim to foreground indigeneity as a key theoretical framework for investigating and challenging systems of oppression and as an invaluable component of studies in literature, film, and other media. Indigeneity unsettles colonial mechanisms and intervenes in such contentious discourses as subjectivity, domination, and environmental collapse. By looking at indigeneities comparatively, the conference seeks to underline the intrinsic pluralism and inclusivity of such modes of thinking, to consider indigeneity as a series of non-systems rather than a monolith, and to bring to the forefront the possibility of vibrant solidarity.

#Maud150: Back to the Future

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 1:45pm
Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

30 November 2024 will mark 150 years since the birth of internationally celebrated writer L.M. Montgomery, creator of Anne of Green Gables, twenty other novels, short stories, poetry, diaries, memoir, journalism, textiles, photography, and collage.

Health, Well-being, & Illness in Lusophone & Hispanophone Contexts

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 1:45pm
AATSP
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Description: As the AATSP’s guaranteed session at the MLA Convention, this session seeks to explore representations of health, well-being, and illness in Lusophone and Hispanophonecontexts from a variety of perspectives that include social justice, pedagogy, cultural production, linguistics, and cultural analysis across places and through time. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Mirrors, Shadows, Simulations, and Other Uncanny Doubles

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 1:44pm
Anita Duneer
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Call for Proposals

Mirrors, Shadows, Simulations, and Other Uncanny Doubles

Editors: Pamela Bedore and Anita Duneer

 

In our cultural moment, we are constantly faced with questions about the very nature of reality. How can we grapple with rapid developments in the power of AI to impersonate, simulate, and replicate personal identities and virtual images? How can we teach our students to identify originals from their copies and to create a sense of their own unique identities?

 

Unruly Borders: March 1-3 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 10:34am
Department of English 17th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Call for Papers

Unruly Borders 

“Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to distinguish us from them. A border is a dividing line, a narrow strip along a steep edge. A borderland is a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary. It is in a constant state of transition. The prohibited and forbidden are its inhabitants.” Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera 

The English Graduate Students Association of the University of Ottawa is excited to review your submissions for our 2024 Conference 

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Call for Book Chapters - Replaying Communism: Memories of Soviet Occupation in European Media and Culture

updated: 
Monday, January 22, 2024 - 3:12pm
Replaying Communism Project (AHRC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

After a successful symposium that took place on 1 December 2023, the co-founders of the multi-disciplinary ‘Replaying Communism’ project (which received funding from the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council) are looking for contributors to an edited collection entitled: Replaying Communism: Memories of Soviet Occupation in European Media and Culture

Adapting Identities (March 22-24, 2024 - Hybrid)

updated: 
Monday, January 22, 2024 - 3:00pm
English Graduate Students' Society (Université de Montréal)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 18, 2024

Update: The EGSS is pleased to announce that Professor Mayurika Chakravorty (University of Carleton) will be the keynote speaker for the conference! Her presentation will explore the question of identity in relation to the diaspora in contemporary YA and speculative fiction.

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American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference

updated: 
Monday, January 22, 2024 - 10:47am
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Call for Papers

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

April 17–19, 2024

***Deadline Extended! New Deadline 29 February, 2024***

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2024 Annual Conference, to be held live online via Zoom.  Papers addressing any aspect of the literature, film, and/or culture of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand are welcome. Proposals from graduate students are encouraged and will be considered for the Wertheim Prize. 

Waste(d) Worlds

updated: 
Sunday, January 21, 2024 - 5:29pm
The George Washington University English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 29, 2024

Waste(d) Worlds
Keynote: Jesi Taylor
March 22nd, 2024

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at The George Washington University invites submissions for our virtual conference

DEADLINE EXTENDED Call for Submissions: The Lamp Literary Journal

updated: 
Sunday, January 21, 2024 - 12:35pm
The Lamp Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 29, 2024

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submissions to The Lamp has been extended to Monday, 29 January 2024.

Call for Submissions! The Lamp is seeking submissions for its 2024 issue (Volume 14)! 

The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students. If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at thelampeditor@gmail.com. The deadline is Friday, 12 January 2024. Please follow our submission guidelines below. 

Submission Guidelines:

CFP: Writers of Extreme Situations: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2024 - 4:51pm
Comparative World Literature, CSULB
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

CFP: 58th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference 

Writers of Extreme Situations: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Venue: California State University, Long Beach. Hybrid

Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16-17 (in-person presentations only with Zoom projections), Thursday, April 18, 2024 (Zoom presentations only)

Plenary Speaker: Christopher Goffard, author and senior staff writer, Los Angeles Times

Nourish the Soul: Food, Culture, and the Arts

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 4:22pm
Billy Joe Turner Interdisciplinary Writing Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 28, 2024

Due date extended...

Food has always had meaning. In terms of literary analysis, food has a symbolic and culturally significant meaning. Historically speaking however, studies about food have traditionally been connected to disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, and history but recent shifts in literary and cultural thought, food studies have widened to include disciplines such as English, World Languages, Art, Film studies, etc.

CFP: Pathographical Ecopoetics (Edited Volume)

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 3:33pm
Jayjit Sarkar and Anik Sarkar
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

 

Book Title: Pathographical Ecopoetics 

Editors: Jayjit Sarkar & Anik Sarkar

updated! EVENT 2024: NAVSA and Victorians Institute (Atlanta Hub)

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 2:03pm
Victorians Institute and NAVSA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Event 2024 is an experiment in sustainable global conferencing, including monthly Zoom events, face-to-face hub events in September, and the asynchronous discussion of uploaded papers on COVE Conferences.

"Reconstructing" Flannery O'Connor

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:56am
The Flannery O'Connor Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

Flannery O’Connor Society

Society for the Study of Southern Literature

2024 Biannual Conference

June 23-26, 2024

Courtyard by Marriot Beachfront | Gulfport, Mississippi

 

“Reconstructing” Flannery O’Connor

 

The Flannery O’Connor Society invites abstract submissions for a proposed panel at the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference in Gulfport, Mississippi from June 23-26th, 2024. This panel’s theme is, broadly, “‘Reconstructing’ Flannery O’Connor,” in line with SSSL’s conference theme of “Reconstruction(s).” 

Call for Book Chapters: "Furor Poeticus": Divine Inspiration in Modern Literature and Poetics

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:53am
E. Ruiz de Vergara / Complutense University of Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Furor poeticus is a modern name for an ancient idea. In his extant fragments, Democritus claims that the poet writes by divine inspiration (fr. 17) and that Homer's greatness is due to his godlike nature (fr. 21). But the great systematiser of this doctrine is undoubtedly Plato, in dialogues such as the Phaedrus, The Laws and, above all, the Ion: the poet's art cannot be explained by craftsmanship, but by a divine rapture of which the poet remains ignorant. This notion had a long history in Antiquity, and is reformulated in the works of Cicero, Horatius, Seneca or Statius, among others.

Literary Geographies CFP: Conversations

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:51am
Literary Geographies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Following the format of the 2021 Literary Geographies collection of essays on ‘Literary Geographies of Isolation’ (https://www.literarygeographies.net/index.php/LitGeogs/issue/view/13) the journal’s editors are now seeking short contributions which engage with the theme of ‘Conversations’ from a literary geography perspective for the 2024 October issue.

We welcome submissions of approximately 1500 words which engage with the theme of ‘conversations’ in relation to theory and practice in and for literary geography.

Topics might include, for example:

CFP: Material Lives of Logistics (Panel Proposal for ALA 2024)

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:48am
Tierney S. Powell (UIC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

"The Material Lives of Logistics" - As part of a panel proposal for the upcoming American Literature Association (ALA) Conference (Chicago, IL - May 23-26, 2024), we invite paper abstracts that explore logistics and infrastructures in literary texts. The global supply chain accounts for the movement of 90% of everything and over 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions (George 2013, MIT Climate Portal). The organizational imperatives enabling the ecocidal acceleration of commodity circulation, Alberto Toscano reminds us, encompass “a deeply incoherent, contradictory, conflicted and competitive domain” (2014). Literary forms are particularly apt for dealing with contradiction and incoherence.

Special Issue on Poverty in Academia

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:48am
Academic Labor: Research and Artistry
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 2, 2024

Call for Proposals: Special Issue on Poverty in Academia

Issue 8: A Special Issue guest edited by Bruce Kovanen and Andrew Bowman

Call for Essays, Articles -- The Rolling Stones Anthology, Edited Collection

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:47am
Bob Batchelor
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

 

Nothing stops the Stones! With a new album Hackney Diamonds and a major global tour planned for 2024, The Rolling Stones remain a vital part of contemporary culture and history. In the 60 years since the band released its first albums in the UK and US, it has stirred the hearts and minds of generations. 

Yet, there is still so much more to say about the Stones. 

Goal

This anthology aims to investigate and analyze the music and influence of The Rolling Stones and the band’s impact on contemporary culture. 

MLA 2025 (New Orleans) - Nabokov, Blackness, and Whiteness

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:47am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS – MLA 2025 – New Orleans 

 

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society seeks paper proposals for presentations on the following themes for the Modern Language Association’s Annual Convention (January 9-12, 2025, New Orleans, LA):  

Nabokov, Blackness, and Whiteness 

MLA 2025 (New Orleans) - Nabokov and Musicality

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:46am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS – MLA 2025 – New Orleans 

 

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society seeks paper proposals for presentations on the following themes for the Modern Language Association’s Annual Convention (January 9-12, 2025, New Orleans, LA):  

 

Nabokov and Musicality 

Bending the Clock: Applying Crip Time to Practice in Teaching and Studying Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:46am
Children's Literature Association Accessibility Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

In line with ChLA’s fiftieth anniversary and a conference themed “Looking Back, Looking Forward: 50 Years of ChLA," this hybrid session invites brief (5-minute) talks and/or posters about applying crip time to the teaching or studying of children’s literature. 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. As Alison Kafer claims: “Rather than bend disabled bodies and minds to meet the clock, crip time bends the clock to meet disabled bodies and minds” (Feminist, Queer, Crip 27). 

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Literary Theories/Analysis

The 19th bi-annual International Virtual Conference on "Discrimination, Bias, and Repudiation"

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:46am
Ovidius University of Constanta
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024

The 19th bi-annual International Virtual Conference on "Discrimination, Bias, and Repudiation"

"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." - Audre Lorde

CFP: The 19th bi-annual International Virtual Conference is pleased to present the theme of this May’s conference: "Discrimination, Bias, and Repudiation"

Venue: Online (Join us at www.dialogo-conf.com/)

Dates: May 20-28, 2024

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