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MLA Special Session: Affect and Embodiment at the Margins in 20/21-c. American Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:20pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

This MLA Special Session panel invites papers that interrogate the affordances and stakes of mobilizing marginalized affects, or elucidating affects that move between marginalized bodies in contemporary American literature and culture. 

 

Lauren Berlant characterized affect as the “body’s response to the world, something you’re always catching up to.” And yet critics often overlook the role of material bodies and embodiment in the circulation and impact of affect. How can we put the questions of embodiment and materiality back into the study of affect theory? What can be gained from studying bodily affectations in marginalized lives? 

 

Other questions/topics to consider:

Queer Faulkner

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:08pm
Jay Watson / University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2023

“Queer Faulkner”

July 23-27, 2023

University of Mississippi

Announcement and Call for Papers

http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner

Write the Change You Want to Be in the World

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:08pm
SAMLA (Special Session)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 3, 2022

Now accepting proposals for a SAMLA Special Topics Panel for this year's session, Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2022, in Jacksonville Florida (with the possibility of our session being virtual). 

https://samla.memberclicks.net/

 

SPECIAL SESSION:  Write the Change You Want to Be in the World

The seismic changes brought about by movements such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter have impacted all parts of society. Writing plays a pivotal role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.  This traditional session welcomes submissions on any aspect of teaching, exploring, and leveraging inclusive writing as an instrument of change.

Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:08pm
University of Mauritius
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

Call for Papers

Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines

University of Mauritius, 2 – 4 August 2022

http://www.archipelagicmemory.wordpress.com 

 

Confirmed keynote speakers

Ananya Jahanara Kabir, King’s College London | Stef Craps, Ghent University | Anwar Janoo, University of Mauritius

George Abungu, Archaeologist and International Heritage Consultant | Ari Gautier, Novelist

 

Edited Collection: Cancer in Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 12:54pm
Stephen Zimmerly / University of Indianapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Edited Collection: Cancer in Young Adult Literature

 

Deadline for Submission:

June 1, 2022

 

Full Name/Name of Organization:

Stephen M. Zimmerly, University of Indianapolis

 

Contact Email:

zimmerlys@uindy.edu

 

Narrative:

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) University of Michigan–Ann Arbor CLIFF Graduate Conference: "Enchanting Literatures"

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 10:53am
The 26th Annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF) University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Enchanting Literatures

The 26th Annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

May 20-21, 2022

Keynote Speaker: Professor Michael Allan

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2022

[Deadline approaching] Call for proposals: Special Issue of RCEI (Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses)

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 3:49am
Research project "Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste"
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

CALL FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF REVISTA CANARIA DE ESTUDIOS INGLESES (spring 2023)

 

The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks submissions for a special issue entitled “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” to be published in spring 2023. The monograph is guest-edited by Begoña Simal-González (Universidade da Coruña), Sara Villamarín-Freire (Universidade da Coruña), and Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Universidad Nebrija), members of the research project “Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste,” financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science (PID2019-106798GB-I00) and the AEI (National Research Agency).

 

CFP: 56th Annual Comparative Literature Conference "Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective""

updated: 
Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 1:20pm
Comparative World Literature, CSULB
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

CFP: 56th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference

Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Venue: California State University, Long Beach. Mainly in person with a handful of sessions on zoom.

Dates: April 13 and 14, 2022 

Extended Deadline: 119th Annual PAMLA Conference in Los Angeles, CA Special Session CFP

updated: 
Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 10:38am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

PAMLA 2022 Los Angeles: “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”

PAMLA welcomes special session proposals for the 2022 PAMLA conference at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California (early morning Friday, November 11 through Sunday night, November 13, 2022) on topics of scholarly interest that are not too close to the topics of our general (standing) sessions (go to https://www.pamla.org/about/constitution-bylaws/ and search for “general sessions” to find a list of PAMLA’s standing sessions). Our system for paper proposals will open in March 2022, with May 15th as the submission deadline.

“Living In Pandemonium:” Academic Spaces & Pandemic Life

updated: 
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 4:29pm
St. John's University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 25, 2022

“Living In Pandemonium:” Academic Spaces & Pandemic Life

Date: 04/01/22

Time: 9am to 5pm

Location in-person: St. John’s University Queens, NY 

Submission Deadline Extended: February 25th, 2022

 

Odysseus University: Voyages and Returns in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education During a Global Crisis

updated: 
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 1:13pm
Danette DiMarco Slippery Rock University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Teaching and learning are always a series of voyages and returns.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, swaths of books about the pivot to online learning have emerged, many focused on practical classroom instruction as a much-needed kind of spiritual manna in a time comprised of uncertainty and abrupt shifts in normative praxes. These contributions capture a historical watershed moment where the voyage is key (e.g., Chan, Bista, and Allen, 2021; Jansen and Farmer-Phillips, 2021; Lemov, 2020; Reimers et al., 2020; Grays-Wiley, 2020).

Horses in Film: 4 Volumes by Decade

updated: 
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 11:36am
University of Southern Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 28, 2022

These edited collections are part of the upcoming series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film. Now that the mythological equines volumes are nearly full and ready for being finalized, this CFP addresses the next volumes in the process.

The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of horses in film will be considered. 

1) Horses in Film Through the 1950s

2) Horses in Film in the 1960s and 1970s

3) Horses in Film in the 1980s and 1990s

4) Horses in Film since 2000

 

Deadline for proposals: May 28, 2022

World Languages and Literatures Research Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 2:11pm
Pamukkale University, School of Foreign Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

WORLD LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Pamukkale University, School of Foreign Languages hosts the “World Languages and Literatures Research Symposium” to be held online from June 1 to June 3, 2022.  We are interested in receiving proposals on a wide range of topics relating to the many long-running currents of thought and new waves of thinking about several language teaching and learning contexts, including:
Eastern Languages and Literatures, Western Languages and Literatures, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, Translation Studies, Comparative Literature, Ancient Languages and Cultures, Turkish Language and Literature, Foreign Languages and Literature.

WAR AND WRITING: Old Countries and New States: the Borders of War

updated: 
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 8:33am
UNISA (University of South Africa) English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

 

UNISA: DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES

is pleased to announce its third departmental

 

WAR AND WRITING LECTURE SERIES: May-July 2022

 

Call for Papers

 

 

Old Countries and New States: the Borders of War

 

Deadline Extended: Call for Papers — Blackboxed Futures: Multiple Temporalities of Algorithmic Technologies (Online Symposium)

updated: 
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 7:25am
Higher School of Economics, Moscow
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 25, 2022

Algorithmic technologies are nowadays proliferating in various sectors of the economy and, more generally, in society. Yet, while their widespread development already occupies several areas of contemporary life, their material configuration often remains opaque and difficult to comprehend, especially when it comes to how algorithms shape the futures of people and societies at large. Often, algorithms and AI technologies are conceived by their users and creators as “magic” that is beyond comprehension — an understanding that has a range of political and cultural implications for society (Campolo & Crawford, 2020) and has been consequently recognized in the theorizations of economy and politics (Pignarre & Stengers, 2012).

SAMLA African American Literature Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:17pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022

South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference 

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CLIMATIC JUSTICE/INJUSTICE 

 

Routledge Companion to Literature and Social Justice

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:16pm
Masood Raja/University of North Texas; Nick Lu/Southeastern Louisiana University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This is our final CFP for the volume we are working on and 4-5 chapter topics remain open for suitable contributions:

  1. Praxis Chapter: Case Study of Social Movement of Anti-Imperialism.

  2. Pedagogy Chapter: Teaching Marxism, Worker's Movement, and Distributive Justice.

  3. Praxis Chapter: Case Study of Social Movement in Distributive Justice.

  4. Praxis Chapter: Case Study of Social Movement for Civil Rights and Democracy.

  5. Literary Analysis in Disability Studies.

CEA at MLA '23: Teaching at Minority-Serving Institutions

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:15pm
Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 21, 2022

The College English Association solicits abstracts from its members for the 2023 MLA conference from January 5-8 in San Francisco, CA.

Online Conference: Women and Comedy 1890 - 1950

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:15pm
International Conference of The Elizabeth von Arnim Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022

Online Conference: Women and Comedy 1890 - 1950

(Sponsored by the International Conference of The Elizabeth von Arnim Society)

17th- 18th September 2022

 

Having accepted papers on a range of fascinating writers and topics, we have responded to feedback from international participants and have decided to convert this conference from a face-to-face event in Cambridge to a fully-online event.

 

As a result, we’re delighted to open the conference to those who were unable to join us in person but are interested in participating online, via this supplementary call for papers.

 

Edited Volume - Gender Justice: Women’s Rights and Equity Call for Chapters (Extended deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:15pm
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

The book provides an in-depth analysis of global perspectives on advancing public and social gender policy worldwide; it also examines women’s political representation and participation in peace processes in the context of their community, emphasizing existing cultural norms with biases, questioning societal prejudices toward women, for example, in STEM and creative economies. The volume covers several domains presenting a wide range of important issues that demonstrate gender inequality, discussing a wide range of cultural and geographical realities.

Collections, Archives, Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:15pm
Comics Studies Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 4, 2022

Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED
COMICS STUDIES SOCIETY CONFERENCE, JULY 28-30, 2022
In collaboration with Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

“Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian” Canadian Literature and Authors

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:15pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

“Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”

Canadian Literature and Authors at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 2022 Conference: UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California

November 11 - 13, 2022 

 

Panel Organizer: Shawna Guenther shawna.guenther@dal.ca

 

Multispecies Entanglements Special Session at PAMLA 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:14pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

ABSTRACT: This session offers a panel on the study of multispecies entanglements—the adaptive, relational co-becoming between people and the other-than-human world that is increasingly urgent given the climate crisis. This session welcomes works on traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), environmental humanities, animal studies, magical realism, Indigenous wonderworks, collaborative works, and creative projects on the entanglement between humans and the other-than-human.

 

Margaret Atwood's Settings and Spaces (PAMLA 11/13-11/15/22 Los Angeles)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:14pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Margaret Atwood’s works are replete with significant spaces: the forest in which Lucy disappears in “Death by Landscape,” Iris’s mansion in the fictional Port Ticonderoga of The Blind Assassin, Offred’s room, haunted by the Offreds who came before her, in The Handmaid’s Tale, Aunt Lydia’s hiding place in Ardua Hall in The Testaments, the rooftop gardens of the MaddAddam trilogy, Kinnear’s basement in Alias Grace, and more. We’re in a Renaissance of Atwood scholarship, prompted in part by contemporary parallels to the events in her dystopias and to the Hulu and Netflix adaptations of The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace, respectively.

CFP JOHN CLARE (MLA Annual Convention 2023)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:14pm
Erica McAlpine/John Clare Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS ON JOHN CLARE

 

The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention in San Francisco, January 5-8th, 2023.  Happy to receive scholarship on any aspect of Clare’s poetry, prose, life, and/or sphere of influence.

 Please send abstract and short bio by 18 March 2022 to Erica McAlpine at erica.mcalpine@ell.ox.ac.uk

 

Call for chapter proposals: Television Comedy & Cultural Crisis

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:14pm
Holly Holladay / Missouri State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled Television Comedy & Cultural Crisis. Chapters should focus on a specific television series, and address how that series engages with the discourse of a particular cultural crisis through comedy. The function of comedy should be foregrounded, as the collection will be held together through the central question of how humor acts as space through which we can resist normative ways of thinking about these cultural crises. 

Contributors might consider humorous depictions of, but are not limited to:

  • The afterlife/faith

  • Environmentalism/climate crisis

Motherhoods on Screen: Global Perspectives

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:14pm
Loic Bourdeau & Julie Rodgers / Maynooth University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Call for Abstracts – Hybrid Conference

 

Motherhoods on Screen: Global Perspectives

 

Maynooth University, Ireland

23rd & 24th September 2022

Organized by Loic Bourdeau & Julie Rodgers

  

The Fury of Achilles: The Faces of War

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:14pm
University of Aveiro
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The Fury of Achilles: The Faces of War

International Conference

29 and 30 September 2022

University of Aveiro

 

http://furiadeaquiles.web.ua.pt/index.php/presentation-2/ 

 

The International Conference “The Fury of Achilles: The Faces of War” will be held in the Department of Languages and Cultures of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, on 29 and 30 September 2022. It will be a presential event.

 

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