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Readerly Inscriptions in Early Printed Texts as Sites of Refusal and Possibility

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:16am
Audrey Gradzewicz/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The first part of Mary Wroth’s unfinished romance, The Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania (1621), infamously concludes with a conjunction; Wroth writes, “all things are prepared for the journey, all now merry, contented, nothing amisse; greife forsaken, sadnes cast off, Pamphilia is the Queene of all content, Amphilanthus ioying worthily in her; And[.]” Mary Wroth’s unresolved “And” opens to infinite possible endings for Pamphilia, including negative ones, especially given the other ambiguities of Wroth’s romance, and the anxieties frequently expressed by Pamphilia herself.

Class and Culture in the Middle Ages: Contact, Conflict, Concord, November 10 Session

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:15am
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

The Illinois Medieval Association invites proposals for individual papers and especially full sessions for the 40th Annual Illinois Medieval Association Symposium, to be held online throughout the academic year. Papers presented at the Symposium are eligible for submission to our peer-reviewed proceedings volume, Essays in Medieval Studies, published annually by the West Virginia University Press and available via Project Muse. The Symposium aims to engage all disciplines and geographical areas of medieval studies.

 

Thirteenth Biennial MESEA Conference, June 12-14, 2024, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu - Moving Cultures, Moving Ethnicities

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:13am
The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • John McLeod (University of Leeds)
  • Anna-Leena Toivanen (University of Eastern Finland)
  • Tobias Skowronek (Technical University of Georg Agricola)

 

Those of us who are “world”-travelers have the distinct experience of being different in different “worlds” and of having the capacity to remember other “worlds” and ourselves in them.

—   Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)

 

How to Be an Alien in British Cultural Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:13am
The Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity (CESIC), The British Cultural Studies Centre (BCSC) of the University of Bucharest and New Europe College (NEC)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity (CESIC),

The British Cultural Studies Centre (BCSC) of the University of Bucharest

and New Europe College  (NEC)

invite proposals for a conference dedicated to MA students, PhD candidates and young researchers on

How to Be an Alien in British Cultural Studies

to be held at

New Europe College

Hawthorne and the Gothic

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:12am
Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers:

New Directions in Hawthorne’s Gothic: for Nathaniel Hawthorne Review

Fragmented Lives

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:12am
International Auto/Biography Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Fragmented Lives

IABA (International Auto/Biography Association) World Conference 2024

in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Memory and Literature, University of Iceland

Reykjavik, 12-15 June 2024

Deadline for abstracts: Oct. 1, 2023

The IABA World Conference 2024 will be held at the University of Iceland in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Memory and Literature 12-15 June 2024. The theme of the conference is ‘Fragmented Lives.’ We invite proposals for individual papers or panels of 3-4 papers as well as round-table suggestions on that theme.

Queer Literature & LGBTQ+: Intersections, Narratives, and Representations

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:11am
Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous), Narendrapur
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2023

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH 

Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous), Narendrapur

9th Inter-University Students’ and Researchers’ Conference 2023

On

Queer Literature & LGBTQ+: Intersections, Narratives, and Representations

on

Tuesday, 10 October, 2023

NeMLA 2024: Translating Caribbean Surpluses

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:10am
Amanda González Izquierdo / Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Translation is always a site of surplus. What kinds of excess and possibilities arise when translating works about surplus – of people, languages, oppression? This session explores the many surpluses of and in translation of Caribbean literatures and cultural practices. How does translation contribute to surplus value or surplus meaning in Caribbean contexts?

International Conference on Children’s Literature: Classics to Contemporary

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:09am
Kashmiri Section, Department of Modern Indian Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2023

CONCEPT NOTE

 

 

“Children may not understand all that's happening below the surface of a story. It doesn't matter. Because even though they may not be able to define or verbalize it, they sense there's something more than meets the eye; on an almost subliminal level, they're aware of a richness of texture, or meaning and emotion -- a richness that, in a great book, is inexhaustible. And the child may well come back to it again and again, perhaps long after he's stopped being a child.”

- Lloyd Alexander.

         

 

"Loneliness" 5h International Interdisiciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:09am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2023

Conference online (via Zoom) 28-29 September 2023 ABOUT CONFERENCE: 

What makes us happy and content in our life? Some people may point to fabulous fame, fortune, or money. Some may say that the key to happiness are interpersonal relationships. But what if someone is alone? Is loneliness really disastrous? Are there any benefits of loneliness? Can loneliness become an epidemic? In order to answer such questions, during our conference we will have to concentrate on many particular issues.

Restitute African Film Archives

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:09am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

As director Alain Kassanda points out, "the restitution of films should start with access to film archives from the colonial era. Furthermore, Africans do not have access to the pioneering works of cinema produced by the continent's filmmakers: the holding of distribution rights outside of African countries, in Europe and the United States, is one of the reasons for this situation. The vast majority of African film collections, consisting of ethnographic, classic and contemporary films, are held in France and the United States.

CALL FOR PAPERS for the Journal of Contemporary Thought

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:09am
Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

About

The Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda, India invites papers for the current and future issues of the Journal of Contemporary Thought. Revived after a hiatus of five years, the Journal returns with fresh resolve to offer a platform for cutting edge research in the field of Theory. Our past contributors include scholars such as Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Etienne Balibar, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Fred Dallmayr, Gianni Vattimo, William V. Spanos, Martin Jay, S.N. Balagangadhara, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Shannon Bell, Gauri Viswanathan, Stephen Greenblatt, Ashis Nandy, Simon Gikandi, Gaurav Desai, among others.

Caring Futures: Contradictions, Transformation, and Revolutionary Possibilities

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:08am
The American University of Paris, France
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

CFP Caring Futures: Contradictions, Transformation, and Revolutionary Possibilities

 

May 27th-30th, 2024

 

The American University of Paris, France

 

We invite proposals for a conference on the futures of care to be held at the American University in Paris, May 27 - May 30th, 2024.

 

Overcoming Instrumental and Post-humanistic Education - NEMLA panel & edited volume

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:08am
NEMLA 2024 - Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Instrumental curricula focus on direct, concrete, and explicit causal and quantifiable relationships between programs of study and reductive interpretations of the demands of society and the labor market. Within this broadly appealing system, STEM education and professional programs effortlessly justify their value as essential in any formal educational environment. Although societies and labor markets consistently assert the critical importance of and urgent need for people equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions derived from humanistic education, instrumental systems frequently relegate the humanities to a secondary position of positive complementarity, worthy of investment solely when time and budget constraints permit.

Technology and Humanity in Hispanic Literature and Film - NEMLA session & edited volume

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:07am
NEMLA 2024 - Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

We invite proposals for presentations that analyze Hispanic literary or film texts that critically examine interfaces, interrelations, and/or interactions between technology and humanity to analyze the roles or perceived values of humanity and technology in social contexts, and to interrogate socioeconomic and sociocultural value systems and aspirations. Presenters may be invited to expand their presentations into chapters for an edited volume. https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20789

CFP Beowulfs Beyond Beowulf: Transformations of Beowulf in Popular Culture (Panel) (9/30/2023; NeMLA Boston 3/7-10/2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:07am
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Beowulfs Beyond Beowulf: Transformations of Beowulf in Popular Culture (Panel)

 

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture and the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association

Organized by Michael A. Torregrossa, Richard Fahey, Carl Sell, and Benjamin Hoover

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 30 September 2023

55th Annual Convention of Northeast Modern Language Association

Sheraton Boston Hotel (Boston, MA)

On-site event: 7-10 March 2024

Katherine Mansfield and London

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 6:54am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

*BOTH CREATIVE AND CRITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS WELCOME*CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 16 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
on the theme ofKatherine Mansfield and LondonEditors

Feminist Theologies in American Literature - Call for Chapters

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 7:36pm
Feminist Theologies in American Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2023

Feminist Theologies in American Literature

Call for Chapters

The editor of a collection in development seeks completed chapters on literary expressions of feminist theology broadly construed. The scope of the volume is wide and inclusive. Chapters may focus on any religious tradition, historical period, genre, or form of American literature. We particularly welcome essays on works of literature

-       that examine the power, enfranchisement, ideas, and practices of women 

-       that consider how religion subverts or reinforces androcentrism and patriarchy

-       that engage with the ways that gender relations inform women’s religious concepts, commitments, and experience

Individuality and Community in Mid-Century American Culture (1945-1968)

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 12:05am
Annika J Lindskog / Lund University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

CFP: Individuality and Community in Mid-Century American Culture (1945-1968)One-day symposium, October 27, 2023

NB this symposium will now take place online, via Zoom!

NeMLA 2024: El archivo del futuro: memes, influencers y otras narrativas de la viralidad

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 10:18am
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Este panel invita a explorar la cultura de internet del mundo hispanohablante y sus representaciones en producciones artísticas. El meme fue acuñado por el biólogo Richard Dawkins en 1976 para referirse a la difusión de “tunes, ideas, catch- phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or builduing arches” (249) mediante procesos de imitación. Décadas más tarde, el estudio de Patrick Davison (2012) corroboraría que la idea de “meme” había evolucionado gracias a las redes sociales y había pasado a tener el poder de exclusivamente cumplir un objetivo humorístico. Autores como B. E. Wiggins y G. Bret Bowers (2014) argumentan que la circulación del meme es una herramienta conversacional que alienta la participación de la cultura digital.

Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, Nov. 2-4, 2023 (at Augusta University)

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2023 - 1:03pm
Society of Nineteenth Century Historians
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 21, 2023

The Society of Nineteenth Century Historians, in partnership with the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Augusta University, presents the 31st annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression. The Society invites submissions dealing with any aspect of the US mass media of the 19th century, including the Civil War in fiction and history, freedom of expression in the 19th century, presidents and the 19th century press, the African American and immigrant press, sensationalism and crime in 19th century newspapers, and coverage of 19th century spiritualism and ghost stories. 

SUBMISSION: FULL PAPER OR **ABSTRACT**

CALL FOR PAPERS: “We’re Going Virtual”: A Children’s Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2023 - 10:20am
Kyle Eveleth / Otterbein University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The concept of virtual worlds, while not new, has become a normalized part of 21st-century consciousness. Once a realm reserved for playful escape, “dissolv[ing] the constraints of the anchored world so that we can lift anchor—not to drift aimlessly without point, but to explore anchorage in ever-new places” (Heim, 1993), virtual spaces have taken center stage in our everyday lives. Our meeting places, our workplaces, our places of learning, even the places where we unite to break bread have shifted from the physical realm to the virtual. Children in particular have felt the seismic cultural shift from in-person to virtual interaction, as it has fundamentally changed the way they play, learn, and grow.

Educational Dimension

updated: 
Sunday, August 13, 2023 - 4:11am
Academy of Cogntive and Natural Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2024

Educational Dimension is a Diamond Open Access peer-reviewed journal that publishes research papers, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses on all aspects of education, learning, and training. We are interested in submissions that explore the latest theories and technologies in education, as well as the philosophical and social implications of education.

Our main focus areas include:

C19 2024 CFP: “The End of the Human(ities)”

updated: 
Friday, August 11, 2023 - 2:14pm
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

“The End of the Human(ities)”

In The Souls of Black Folk, W. E. B. Du Bois explained that the problem of the color line was a problem of (meta)physical and educational implications for those who “still seek, the freedom of life and limb, the freedom to work and think.” Du Bois’s “freedom” connected the liberation of the body, soul, and mind—the desire to live and learn unbounded—to the human. He introduced a quandary still relevant today: To think and be human is to think about how to study life through the “humanities.”

NeMLA 2024 panel - Poetry Is Dead? Long Live Spoken Word!

updated: 
Friday, August 11, 2023 - 7:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association / Shefali Banerji (University of Vienna)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This is a call for paper for the NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) 2024 panel on spoken word poetry. The convention will take place in Boston from 7th to 10th March 2024. The panel invite papers that address the rich form of spoken word poetry in any of its manifestations within the UK and US scenes.

 

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