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UPDATE: Call for Journal Articles: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 7:04am
Çankaya University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is looking for original, interdisciplinary papers at the intersection of language and translation studies, linguistics, foreign language education, translator education, language and psychology, literary studies and translation, comparative literature, and theory and cultural studies fall within the scope of the Journal. The mission of the Journal is to facilitate a more expanded and participatory academic discussion on the theoretical and/or applied scholarly work under its scope, and to inform scholars and public about recent developments in these fields.

Shaping Intellectual Disabilities in Early Modern Literature and Culture (CFP for edited volume)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 2:37am
Dr Alice Equestri (University of Padua)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

 

Editor: Dr Alice Equestri, University of Padua (alice.equestri@unipd.it)

Publisher: international academic press to be confirmed

Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): July 31, 2022
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2022
Provisional deadline for essay submission (6000-8000 words): April 30, 2023

Papers are sought for a volume that critically examines – and advances our knowledge of – manifestations of intellectual disability in early modern English and European literature and culture (c. 1500-1700). The collection will be submitted to an international academic publisher.

NeMLA panel: Dealing with Trauma in Early Modern France

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 5:29pm
Lauriane Guihard / University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

From ancient Greek τραύμα (meaning “wound, damage”), the term trauma refers to a physical or psychological injury provoked by a violent event, and the very event causing this great distress. Traumatic events abound in early modern France, whether be caused by natural catastrophes (floods, storms, fires, harsh winter, plagues) or by human activity (warfare, sexual violence, religious persecution).

Exile at State U: Stories from the Outer Edges of Academe

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 3:10pm
Douglas Higbee/University of South Carolina, Aiken
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Seeking abstracts for an edited collection of essays about life on the tenure track, especially for those working in the humanities and social sciences at non-R1 colleges and universities.

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Literary Criticism

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 3:10pm
Douglas Higbee/University of South Carolina, Aiken
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The Oswald Review is an international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad (with a professor’s endorsement).

Print: Theories, Histories, and Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 3:08pm
Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 18, 2022

Print: Theories, Histories, and Futures

Comparative Literature Conference

February 23-25, 2023

University of South Carolina (Columbia)

Calamities, Challenges, Conflicts, and Crises: Rethinking Medical Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 3:07pm
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University Interdisciplinary Medical Humanities Research Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2022

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Interdisciplinary Medical Humanities Research Center International Conference

December 23rd  (Friday), 2022
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (Guang-fu Campus), Hsinchu City, Taiwan

 

Call for Papers

 

Calamities, Challenges, Conflicts, and Crises: 
Rethinking Medical Humanities

 

Fourth International Conference on Gender, Sexualities and Eco-Feminist Perspectives in Language, Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:56pm
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The twenty-first century is lauded for the strides in progress that have encouraged the rights of individuals to flourish and succeed regardless of gender, creed, or race. Yet issues of disparity still abound relating to gender constructions and sexual orientations especially against the backdrop of ecological crisis that are plaguing the world. The myriad of challenges which include issues of gender representation, sexual orientation, climate and/or environmental challenges, and cultural difference have become topical within scholarly circles.

“Disability’s Hidden Twin: Discourses of Care and Dependency in Literature”

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:52pm
D. Christopher Gabbard
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Call for abstracts for a volume of critical essays: “Disability’s Hidden Twin: Discourses of Care and Dependency in Literature”

Volume editors: Talia Schaffer (English, Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY) and Chris Gabbard (English, Univ. of North Florida)

We are calling for abstracts for papers examining Anglophone imaginative literature (precluding memoirs) that engages in some fashion with care ethics and disability theory. We are seeking a range of representation from different eras and regions.

Joseph Conrad Centennial Commemorative Book Project

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:52pm
Prof. John G. Peters, University Distinguished Research Professor, University of North Texas and Chandrakant A. Langare, Associate Professor of English, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, M.S. India. ,
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

 

Dear Conradians/Colleagues/ Scholars/Academics

Scholarly Literary Studies Essays Wanted

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:51pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Pennsylvania Literary Journal is seeking scholarly essays in all literary genres, periods, and types. PLJ is a generalist journal that welcomes all types of scholarly discussion. In other words, essays can be on 18th century British literature, or on 20th century Spanish literature. Essays can also explore professional topics in academia (such as conferences, job applications, teaching methodology or gender bias), or explore topics regarding archival research or hypertext accessibility. Essays of almost any size are welcome from 500-word reviews, to short 2,000-word commentary essays, to long critical essays up to around 16,000 words.

Call For Papers: “New Formations of Game Genre,”

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:48pm
Gerald Voorhees
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

 

Game Studies has adopted a notion of genre that overcomes the “tension between ‘ludology’ and ‘narratology’... [by] “conceptualizing video games as operating in the interplay between these two taxonomies of genre” (Apperley 2006). That is, the consensus of the field is that game genres are a combination of both narrative and other forms of representation (e.g. Adventure, Western, or Sci-Fi stories and/or motifs) and formal, ludic structures (e.g  cooperative or competitive, role-playing, shooting, platforming). 

 

Germany and the Black Atlantic

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:44pm
NemLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Aside from the transatlantic slave trade, the second darkest period of the history of Blacks and the black continent is the colonial period. Colonialism is the territorial domination and subjugation of a people by another group of people which encompasses political and economic exploitation. Among the factors that led to the imperial and colonial event in Africa was the industrial revolution with the need for a labor force, an expansion, new markets as well as the concept of white supremacy over other races. The colonial period has had profound effects on the African continent in all ramifications of human endeavor. The transatlantic slave trade as well as colonialism have brought Blacks in contact with Germany.

James Baldwin: then and now

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:43pm
Peter Kerry Powers/ Christianity & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023

 James Baldwin’s presence in American culture and political history follows a trajectory that is perhaps unique in American letters, being the signature literary voice for two very different cultural moments: the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s and then—after a period of relative quiet—being taken up again six decades later as a prophetic precursor and guiding spirit for the larger Black Lives Matter movement.  Baldwin’s continuing relevance for our discourse and disputation about race, nationhood, masculinity and sexuality is now all but taken for granted.  His voice helps us navigate the thicket of cultural politics as we seek a world that is more just and more free than the one in which we live. 

The Intertext in Literature and Film - NeMLA Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:41pm
NeMLA's 54th Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The panel, “The Intertext in Literature and Film”, aims at gathering papers that discuss the plurality of texts in literary genres and the film genre. Intertextuality is conceived of, in this discussion, from Kristeva’s coinage of the term. In her Semeiotike: Recherches pour une sémanalyse (1969), Kristeva develops the term after Bakhtin’s concept of dialogism in the novel. Kristeva’s seminal work on “intertexuality” may entail it as a concept that accentuates the intertwining feature of narratives. Added to that, the Bakhtinian concept is also paramount to the approach of this subject matter as his theory of the novel is intrinsic in fiction especially within “the multiple voicings of a text” (A Poetics of Postmodernism 126).

Modernist Jany Eyre?

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Coming to Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel, Jane Eyre, for the first time, one may be struck by its apparently forward-looking elements, ones that do not seem to line up with expectations for early Victorian novels. In terms of the novel's explorations of inner consciousness, one observer finds that Jane Eyre is a precursor of modernist authors such as Proust, Woolf, and Joyce. Furthermore, Jane's keen awareness of women's equality with men in terms of the right to education, access to the wider world, and happiness in a relationship has distinctly feminist overtones. But may Jane Eyre be classified as a modernist and feminist work of literature?

Roles of First Nation Peoples in Modern Canadian Literary Works

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Modern Canadian poets and authors of fiction have incorporated aspects of First Nation cultures and characters in a range of works. In some cases portraits of First Nation individuals and communities are central to these literary works while in others they are less prominent. What are the similarities and differences between the depictions of First Nation peoples? Are the literary treatments of them reliable? What may we learn about Canadian historical and political realities in Canada, as well as gender roles, from these portrayals? Please submit 200-word abstracts through your new or previous user account by going to https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html and following the links.

Film Reviewer Needed

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:39pm
Cinematic Codes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Cinematic Codes Review is in need of a regular film reviewer(s). The reviewer has complete freedom to choose the films from past or present that they want to review. They can choose to do in-depth review essays that analyze one or two films seperately or comparatively, or six or so short surface reviews of a few films or series that they enjoyed watching. Reviews should be illustrated with screen-shots from the films you are describing. Non-regular scholarly essays from academics and articles about filmmaking from those inside the film industry are also warmy invited. CCR releases three issues per year, and a set of reviews is included in each issue. If more than one reviewer volunteers, reviewers can split the work.

Literature-General

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:38pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Call for Papers

Literature-General

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 15, 2022

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022

 

Reminder--NeMLA 2023 Roundtable: "What's Next?: Constructing a Pedagogy of Resilience"

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NeMLA 2023: Niagara Falls, NY. March 23-26, 2023.

As we continue to transition our daily lives “back to normal”—or rather to our understanding of “normal” from a pre-pandemic perspective—how do we negotiate the lessons learned during the pandemic? Quarantine, lockdown, self-isolation, social distancing, and the many other necessary health measures we have taken, currently take, and may continue to take, have forced a reconsideration of how we work and how we teach. What are our key pedagogical takeaways to help build and foster resiliency during these times?

Queer Temporalities and Nostalgias in Film and Television

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:36pm
SCMS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 28, 2022

We are trying to put together a panel proposal for the SCMS conference from April 12-15, 2023, in Denver. We are looking to supplement the papers we have already gathered with one or two more that deal with queer nostalgia/temporality in film/media. Please send an abstract of no more than 2500 characters and a bio (500 characters) to mstekl@stanford.edu and jennyme@stanford.edu

Reminder: BSA New Scholars Program deadline approaches...

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:34pm
Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 3, 2022

As a reminder, the BSA New Scholars Program deadline is September 3. If you were contemplating applying, but haven’t yet, we strongly encourage you to do so!  CFA: BSA NEW SCHOLARS PROGRAM (DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 3) The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program promotes the work of scholars new to bibliography, broadly defined to include the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of all textual artifacts.

Portrayals of Africans in Europe and the USA in Modern African Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Diverse African literary works portray the experiences of African characters in the United States and other Western nations. Such works include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers, and NoViolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names. What do such portrayals tell us about imagined ideas of Western opportunity and promise? What do these types of narratives reveal about shared and divergent outlooks and lifestyles in African and Western communities? What different kinds of political and gender-based experiences are dramatized in these works, and what are the similarities and differences between the views of such experiences by African and Western characters?

Distinctively Caribbean Cultures and Characters

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Caribbean poets, dramatists, and novelists have created a complex portrait of the Islands' cultures and characters. Certainly many of these characters' and cultures' traits resonate with those in other areas of the world. But what are some of the distinctive characteristics of Caribbean life in literatures of the Caribbean? How do historical, political, or folkloric legacies help us understand these distinctive traits? What are the liberatory implications of distinctly Caribbean characters, communities, environments, and folkloric motifs? Please submit 200-word abstracts through your new or previous user account by going to https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html and following the links.

Critical Plant Studies Book Series

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2022 - 6:26pm
Douglas Vakoch / Critical Plant Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Critical Plant Studies, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, calls us to re-examine in fundamental ways our understanding of and engagement with plants, drawing on diverse disciplinary perspectives. A sampling of topics appropriate for this series includes but is not limited to:
• Representations of plants in literature, art, film, and popular culture
• Relationships between humans and plants
• Boundaries and distinctions between plants and animals
• Plants and the environmental crisis
• Phytosemiotics and plant communication
• Plant sensation and consciousness
• Vegetal agency

Decoloniality, Gender, Equity & Diversity - International Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2022 - 9:32am
Coventry University / University of Johannesburg / Leverhulme Trust
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

3 – 4 November 2022

Venue: UJ Auckland Park, Kingsway Campus and Virtually

Coventry University in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Sociology calls for researchers, postgraduate students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and specialists in the fields of Decoloniality, Gender, Equity and Diversity to submit papers for a 1.5- day international conference. The conference will take place in-person (at UJ) and virtually and will be funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

CFC: Depictions of Mentorship in Shonen Anime

updated: 
Sunday, August 21, 2022 - 6:03pm
Dr. Erica Joan Dymond
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This "call for chapters" is for a collection through Lexington Press (which has approved the concept and is awaiting the chapter list). The focus of this collection is mentorship as portrayed in shonen anime.

Shonen anime is loaded with mentors. Some are insightful, benevolent, and effective. Boku no Hero Academia’s All Might is one such mentor. His treatment of Midoriya is founded in compassion. And, All Might himself is a beloved leader. Who he is before the camera is the same as when there are no cameras to be found (excluding his physical transformation, of course). He is a model mentor.

Revue L'Afrique (s) en Mouvement

updated: 
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 12:54pm
Richard Ajah & Najib Mokhtari/University of Uyo, Nigeria & UIR, Morocco
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

Re-Africanizing Local Culture: Language and Identity Politics in African Literature

 Call for Papers

Draft Proposal by Dr. Najib Mokhtari, UIR-Center for Global Studies

Co-edited with Dr. Richard Oko Ajah, University of Uyo, Nigeria

 

 

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