H-Net’s theme for this year’s conference, “Critical Conversations: Teaching and Creating Community in Difficult Times,” will resonate with teachers at all levels of the educational system and especially those in the humanities and social sciences. In an era when educators are under assault for teaching Critical Race Theory, implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, and subjected to various external forces regarding curriculum development, book bans, and course redesigns, this conference will be a gathering to navigate these challenges and discuss solutions and strategies in the face of threats to academic freedom.
Pennsylvania College English Association Annual Conference
501 Vine St., Scranton, PA
May 24-26, 2023
The Work of English Studies: Digital Adaptation and Expansion in the Post-Pandemic Age
This panel will seek to understand the draw of Weimar Germany for the many British and American modernist writers who spent time there. In keeping with the theme of this year's MSA, papers that consider the attraction of Weimar street life, in all its varieties, are particularly encouraged.
Please send a 250 word abstract and short biography by 3/31/2023.
Progression, Regression, and Transgression in Gothic World Literature & Film:
New Approaches to the Ethics of Difference
A Gothic-Without-Borders Conference
September 29th to October 2, 2023, fully online, hosted by the Department of World Languages and Literatures (WLL) at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Vancouver, Canada, coordinated by the SFU Center for Educational Excellence (CEE), and co-sponsored by the International Gothic Association (IGA)
Deadline for proposals: May 15, 2023
The Fifteenth Annual International Charles Town Maroon Conference, June 21-25, 2023
“Reconciliation: Justice, Healing, Unity”
Memory, Ecology, and Sustainability
The Second Annual International Conference of the Indian Network for Memory Studies (INMS) in association with the Centre for Memory Studies (CMS) at IIT Madras
20-22 September 2023
Faculty Coordinators: Avishek Parui and Merin Simi Raj, Associate Professors, IIT Madras, Faculty Investigators CMS, Founding Chairpersons, INMS.
Blended online and on-site conference
International Conference: 19-20 October 2023
(Re)translating-Rewriting the Classics in the XXIst century
Sorbonne-Nouvelle University /Maison de la Recherche, 75005 Paris
T.R.A.C.T. (Prismes EA4398)
Victorians Journal announces a special topics CFP on Victorian Hospitality for our Winter 2023 number, guest edited by Kristen Pond.
Victorians Journal CFP Winter Issue 2023
Call for Papers
CFP The Afterlife in Popular Culture (special issue of the The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture)
Due to the great interest in the Depicting the Afterlife edited collection, we have arranged to co-edit a special issue of The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture set for publication in early 2024.
The theme remains the same:
CFP—“Catastrophe (a black gathering)”
liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies issue 8.2, Fall 2024
Scholars of Diaspora Studies and related interdisciplinary fields are invited to contribute abstracts for a special issue of the Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies on Diaspora Connections. Abstracts/proposals should be of no more than 500 words (due by April 15, 2023), and complete articles of no more than 5,000 words (due by June 15, 2023). The essays should be double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font and follow the latest edition MLA referencing style. The special issue is projected for publication in Spring 2024.
Please send any inquiries and submit abstracts and complete papers to:
Dr. Pushpa Parekh
Director, African Diaspora and the World (ADW) Program,
Modernism & Writing Pedagogy Roundtable
Call for Abstracts – 100-150 words
Deadline: May 24, 2023, 11.59 EST, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizer: Laura Hartmann-Villalta, Johns Hopkins University
3-4 slots available
In the spirit of the roundtable organized and chaired by Nissa Ren Cannon in MSA Portland entitled, “Modernism in the Writing Classroom,” this roundtable recognizes the suitability of modernist texts for writing classrooms of all sorts. This roundtable seeks to share pedagogical approaches at the intersection of modernism and writing. The call is purposefully broad.
Some topics to consider:
Who Was that Masked Woman: Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression
CFP—“Exercises in Joyful Improvisational Practice”
liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies issue 9.1, Spring 2025
The Annual Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Graduate Student Workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at the University of Toronto School of Law in Toronto, Canada (the day before the
This Special Issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787) seeks to elicit original essays examining the intersections of medicine and literature (broadly understood). Essays exploring any cultural context from c. 1800 to the present day are welcome. Possible contributions might address, but are not limited to, topics such as:
The Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities invites submissions for the Julien Mezey Dissertation Award. This annual prize is awarded to the dissertation that most promises to enrich and advance interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of law, culture and the humanities.
Applicants eligible for the 2023 award must have defended their dissertations successfully between March 2022 and March 2023.
The Association will cover the Mezey Prize winner’s travel and lodging costs to the annual meeting.
Applications for the 2023 award must be received on or before April 14, 2023.
Each applicant must submit the following:
MAST (The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory) invites art-based research submissions for its upcoming issue. Submissions are open to artists and researchers in the field who can present original research based on at least one media artwork or creative practice that engages with media and technology.
Technology can both protect and violate human rights. How does such paradox inform imperialism, and appear in the post-9/11 cultural representations including film, literature, music, and visual arts? Email 300 words abstract with bios.
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 17 March 2023
Muhammad Waqar Azeem, Binghamton U, SU of New York (email@example.com )
This CFP is posted on MLA Website here: https://mla.confex.com/mla/2024/webprogrampreliminary/Paper23490.html
Society for the Study of Southern Literature MLA 2024 Call for Papers
Given the presidential theme Celebration: Joy and Sorrow, this panel will explore the topic of “Black South Joy.”
So much of the popular discourse about the South, and about the experience of Blackness in the South particularly, revolves around narratives of white supremacist violence. As scholars of southern literature, we spend much of our time encountering Saidiya Hartman’s “scenes of subjection” in the works of both white and Black authors alike. And yet, even in the darkest moments, Black folks in the South have created rituals of celebration, not only as acts of resistance, but as reflections of the simple fact of their humanity.
Celebrating Virginia Woolf's Eighteenth Century
Beyond her call to lay flowers on Aphra Behn’s grave or taking her “Common Reader” from Samuel Johnson, Woolf’s engagement with the eighteenth-century was profound. Proposal might consider aesthetics, visual and literary history, fashion and decor, print culture and/or printing technology, waxworks, politics, etc.
Modern Language Association MLA 2024, Philadelphia
Modern Language Association
Seventy-sixth annual convention
English Nineteenth-Century Panel
October 11-14, 2023
Abstract Deadline: April 1, 2023
Dr. JT Torres of Quinnipiac University and I will be moderating an inclusive pedagogy roundtable at PAMLA in Portland, OR. The conference, which will be held in person, will take place from October 26-29, 2023. The deadline to submit abstracts to the roundtable is May 31st.
A brief description of the session is below,, and the full panel description, with a link to submit an abstract, can be accessed here. (To submit an abstract, I believe you'll need to create a PAMLA account and log in.)
This panel seeks papers exploring women’s experiences of and perspectives on combat, diplomacy, sexual violence, displacement, and/or reconciliation in political conflicts in the Global South. Intersectional feminist approaches, attentive to cultural contexts, are welcome.
Please submit a 250-word abstract and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20, 2023.
CFP: Langston Hughes Society Panel at the Modern Language Association
January 4-7, 2024, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Not Without Laughter: Langston Hughes and His Contemporaries
The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for a guaranteed session to be held at the 2024 Modern Language Association Convention (MLA2024) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Call for Papers: William James Studies
The Australasian Journal of American Studies or AJAS (ISSN 0705-7113) is the official journal of the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association. It aims to publish the best submissions from around the world on all themes and all periods relating to United States history, culture, politics, film, literature, and society. We are currently seeking book and film, documentary and television reviews for our 2023 issues, scheduled for July and December. We also invite EoIs from prospective contributors to our peer-reviewed section of articles, though these would be scheduled for our late 2023 or 2024 issues.