Navigating the security in the future of digital writing among technological transformation Living in this post-pandemic age, the insecurity from fear, suffering, and spacial constraint is now extended by technology to a new setting: academia, particularly the writing classroom. The latest technological transformation, like AI-powered writing assistants and tools, are challenging traditional writing pedagogy and practice, challenging us to work with such a “technological problematic” (Sundvall 5). In the past, technological transformations, such as personal computing and the advent of the internet, have established the field of digital writing.
The editors of Translation Review are inviting submissions. We are particularly interested translations of contemporary international writers into English and submissions that discuss the process and practical problems of translating.
We would also be happy to consider and interviews with translators, manuscripts that address the concept of translation in the visual and musical arts (intersemiotic or multimedia translations), as well as submissions that address issues of machine translation, AI translations, and translation in the digital age in general.
“Johnson-Reed 100 Years Later”:
Critical Reflections on the Global Legacy of US Immigration Quotas, 1924-2024
This international conference is organized by the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary in partnership with the American Hungarian Educators Association to mark the 100th Anniversary of the US Immigration Act of 1924.
Date: August 22-23, 2024
Venue: Debrecen, Hungary, Main Building of the University of Debrecen
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Annual Spring Academy Conference
Heidelberg, Germany, March 18-22, 2024
Call for Papers
The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its annual Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion to be held from March 18-22, 2024.
The HCA Spring Academy provides 20 international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects.
We're excited to announce that the call for papers is now open for the upcoming 2024 conference "Divine Disasters: Exploring Distressed Landscapes in Literature and Theology".
It gives me great pleasure to announce my proposed CFP for the upcoming ACLA American Comparative Literature Association conference to be held from 14th - 17th March 2024. Interested presenters may send in their papers latest by 30th September 2023 by visiting the ACLA webpage
The Call for Papers for proposed seminar:-
Dewdrops on Embers : Deconstructing the Chequered Tropes of Existential Agonies in Contemporary Arab American Poetry “
..Now we walk out into the tunnel of days And a million memories rustle..”
- Lisa Suhair Majaj, Geographies of Light
How Interdisciplinary Can We Be? (Re)Conceiving the Scope of Medieval Studies Today (A Roundtable) (virtual)
Sponsoring Organization: Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
Organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa
Call for Papers - 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
The poetic term “strophe” carries a long-standing implication of movement. It refers to the first part of an ode and is defined as a unit of movement with a song performed in Ancient Greek Tragedy by the chorus as it turned one way (strophe), then another (antistrophe) and then stood in its track (epode). In subsequent definitions, it came to be associated with the song of troubadours and became known for its flexibility in discussing poetic performance with music, dance, gesture and breath. Apart from strophe, movement is also implied in the description of other poetic terms.
Jouissance, the iconic Lacanian concept, means “surplus enjoyment,” where excessive pleasure converts into unpleasure and even pain after going beyond the subject’s affective or sensory capacity. Inherited from Freudian psychoanalysis, combined with Bataille’s eroticism, Marx’s surplus-value and adapted to feminism and socio-political theory by Cixous and Žižek, the connotations of jouissance have often been revised and reconfigured.
We are seeking chapters for an edited book on the work of Alan Garner.
Described by Philip Pullman as ‘the most important British writer of fantasy since Tolkien’, Garner's importance and popularity deserve focussed critical attention.
Call for Submissions
Elizabeth Alsop, CUNY School of Professional Studies
Cen Liu, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Sarah Silverman, University of Michigan-Dearborn
This panel puts forward premodern disability as enhancement, surplus, or even reward, drawing from the concept of “disability gain,” coined by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Fox, Krings, Vierke, 2019), to reformulate disability as gain, instead of loss, or as a resource. The concept is based on H-Dirksen Bauman and Joseph Murray’s concept of “Deaf gain,” which approaches Deafness as a benefit that expands social, cultural, intellectual, and creative fields (2014). While this concept has yet to be applied to premodern disability, reading disability in premodern texts through the lens of “disability gain” may allow the modern scholar to reframe and discuss the premodern body outside of ethnocentric systems.
To transgress is to exceed, violate, or infringe upon a law, rule, or convention. When transgression occurs, it often manifests as violence — crime, terrorism, bodily mutilation, etc. — because these are obvious signifiers that a significant legal, social, or moral boundary has been crossed. But the mechanism of transgression, which is always present in society and always necessary for its evolution, can also take subtler forms, manifesting as disgust or abjection (Julia Kristeva), sexuality or eroticism (Georges Bataille), laughter or carnival (Mikhail Bakhtin), etc.
Stanley Kubrick and Conspiracy Culture: Call for book chapters
Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies
General Areas & Local Area Development Research
Under the Continuous Publication Model
Dr, Pijush Kanti Khatua,
Principal, Bhatter College, Dantan
We are inviting original research papers on any topic under the following broad disciplines throughout the year. Once the review process of the individual article is completed, we will publish the articles throughout the year. As per the volume of contents, the articles will make an issue. At the end of the year, the issues will be printed as a Volume.
Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel proposal for the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) 2024 Conference, to be held March 21-24 in Cincinnati, OH:
Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies
University of Warsaw
Thematic Issue 2024: The Postdigital Cultures, Aesthetics and Politics
Editors: Spencer Jordan
Associate Professor in Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham
Assistant Professor, Department of British Culture, University of Warsaw
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?
Materialities of Shame in the English-Speaking World:
Bodies, Artworks and Objects
Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1-2 December 2023
In this final conference of the “Shame” project, we propose to look at the ways in which shame is triggered, expressed, performed, contained, repressed, remembered, exorcised or reclaimed in material culture.
Next year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Patricia Nell Warren’s The Front Runner. I am planning an essay collection to commemorate Patricia (and already have an academic publisher that’s “definitely interested”). Pretty much any aspect on Patricia’s life and works would be welcome. There may also be a conference, but it would probably be a Zoom meeting. If you're interested, please contact me as soon as possible.
The Front Runner: athletics and homosexuality (the last taboo?), college life, fan mail, global reception, Olympic Games
The Fancy Dancer: Catholicism, smalltown homosexuality, Native American heritage
Comparative Drama Conference
Orlando, FL, April 4-6, 2024
Deadline: October 12, 2023
This panel will examine Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown in any of its incarnations, from 2006 community theater project to 2010 concept album to 2019 Tony-winning Broadway musical. Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:
the Black Theatre Review (tBTR) is now accepting submissions for our fourth publication,
Vol. 2 No. 2, to be published in January 2024.
We are pleased to invite submissions that interrogate aesthetics, performativity, and matters of Environmentalism in Black and African Diasporic theatre history, contemporary performance and production, dramatic literature, digital art, artistic leadership, pedagogy and praxis, and nature-based religious and spiritual performativity. We invite authors to investigate, meditate and reflect on, and respond to:
By all accounts, we are living in a new age of form in literary criticism: the last decade has seen a slew of monographs, articles, and special issues devoted to what Jonathan Kramnick and Anahid Nersessian have called “the millennial reboot of formalism,” (Kramnick and Nersessian 2017, 652) one largely devoted to the political revivification of form. While these projects vary widely, they are united, in some ways, by a major omission: the body.
Children's Literature Association 2024 Conference
May 30 - June 1, 2024
Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club
Theme: Looking Back, Looking Forward: ChLA at 50
As we approach the 50-year anniversary of the Children’s Literature Association’s founding, we gather to reflect on the past, present, and future of our field.
“Comparative Dylan @ Comparative Drama”
Comparative Drama Conference
Orlando, FL, April 4-6, 2024
Deadline: October 12, 2023
Bob Dylan has been performing on stage for six decades. However, his relationship to other performance arts remains underexplored and underappreciated. This panel will put Dylan’s work as a singer-songwriter and performance artist in conversation with relevant dramatic works, performances, and stage traditions.
Broadly speaking, I am looking for paper proposals in the following areas:
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
More is More: Maximalism, Materiality, and the Medieval Aesthetics of Embellishment
International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 8-10, 2024, Kalamazoo, MI)
Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2023 (on the ICMS submission portal)
2024 International Congress of Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo)
This panel invites papers considering the global reach and expanse of Petrarch and Petrarchan concepts, as reflected in: 1.) the poet’s work itself, 2.) his engagement with other literary and linguistic traditions, and 3.) intertextual responses to his work. Countering longstanding perceptions of an “insular” Petrarch who primarily gazes inward while losing sight of other perspectives and horizons, this panel considers the sociopolitical, transhistorical, comparative, intertextual, interlinguistic, and plurilinguistic frameworks that permit an understanding of a more capacious Petrarch—a Petrarch who can be understood “globally,” so to speak, in both his Latin and vernacular writings.
Deadline: January 15, 2024
THEATRE ANNUAL: A Journal of Theatre and Performance of the Americas
Call for Articles, 2024 Issue
Call for Papers
Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture Area
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on September 1, 2023
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2023