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NeMLA 2024 Panel - Bodies in Excess / Excess(ive) Bodies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:30pm
Marina Malli, Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Hortense Spillers describes the Black woman as “a locus of confounded identities”: “‘Peaches’ and ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Sapphire’ and ‘Earth Mother,’ ‘Aunty,’ ‘Granny,’ God's ‘Holy Fool,’ a ‘Miss Ebony First,’ or ‘Black Woman at the Podium.’”[1] Borrowing Nicole Fleetwood’s term “excess flesh”[2] which refers to the hypervisibility of Black female bodies, this panel seeks to engage with the representation of bodies that are seen as “excess” or “surplus.” Fleetwood explores artists and performers that reclaim or subvert the attributed “excessiveness” of the Black female body using this very corporeality to (re)gain ownership of Black female subjectivity and narrativization.

Mentoring for Scholars of Color - Roundtable for NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention will be held in Boston March 7-10 2024.

We are soliciting papers for our roundtable, entitled "Mentoring Scholars of Color." The roundtable was very popular at last year's session, and we want to resume conversations about best practices for mentoring diverse scholars today. The goal is to create a safe space for scholars of color to meet and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the area of mentorship among scholars of color.

Book Burning/Book Banning - Roundtable for NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention will be held in Boston March 7-10 2024.

"The people in those books never lived!" It's an ironic observation from Captain Beatty, which he uses to justify the burning of books in Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel turned seventy years old in 2023, yet many of the thematic elements persist today. While books are not being burned (at least not yet), book banning has certainly surged over the past few years. Indeed, the heated political climate in the United States has called for many books to be pulled from K-12 curricula, books that are oftentimes by and about people of color and LGBTQ+ folks. 

NeMLA Call for Abstracts: Panels on Community Based and Content Based Language Instruction

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:30pm
Diana Palenzuela and Celia Bravo / University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Dear Language Educators and Researchers, We hope this message finds you well. We are thrilled to announce two exciting panels at the upcoming NeMLA Convention 2024 in Boston, chaired by two colleagues from the University of Chicago.

Cormac McCarthy Studies at SWPACA

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:30pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Call for Papers

Cormac McCarthy Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on September 1, 2023

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2023

 

CEA War Literature and Trauma Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:29pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

War Literature and Trauma (CEA 3/21/24–3/23/24)

deadline for submissions: 

November 1, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

College English Association (CEA)

contact email for questions:

andrea.vannort@afacademy.af.edu

Subject: Call for Papers: War Literature and Trauma at CEA 2024

Call for Papers, War Literature and Trauma at CEA 2024

March 21-23, 2024 | Atlanta, GA

CFP: Archival Lives/Lives in the Archive (11/01/23; Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, April 5-6 2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:29pm
Daniel Davies / University of Houston
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Archival research has always been a cornerstone of medieval studies, but recent work has  reinvigorated the field by transforming our understanding of the lives of late-medieval authors  and people alike. The discovery of new evidence in the case of Cecily Chaumpaigne and  Geoffrey Chaucer, contentious debates around identifying "Chaucer's Scribe" Adam Pinkhurst  and recovery of figures such as Eleanor Rykener and the rebels of 1381 all demonstrate how  archival research enriches our understanding of the medieval past. This thread invites  contributions that foster new understandings of lives in the archives and bring a theoretical eye to  the practice of archival research itself.

Storytelling, Identity Formation, and Resistance in North American Indigenous Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:29pm
Kamelia Talebian Sedehi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Through stories, knowledge and culture within and between communities is passed from generation to generation. Oral narratives were used and are still used to share rituals, customs, and traditions of a community. The truths within Indigenous communities are reflected and grounded within their stories and Elders play a key role in passing knowledge. They “mentor and provide support and have systematically gathered wisdom, histories, skills, and expertise in cultural knowledge” (Iseke 561). Their stories shape identity and empower Indigenous communities and peoples. Stories indicate beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions of people.

CFP: Edited Volume on Studio Ghibli Films as Adaptations (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 3:40pm
Dominic Nardi
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

This edited volume seeks to collect scholarship on how Studio Ghibli has adapted stories from other media to film. Many of the Japanese animation powerhouse’s films have their origins in novels or comics, such as Diana Wynne Jones Howl's Moving Castle. Studio Ghibli cofounder and director Hayao Miyazaki even adapted his own manga, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, into a feature film. We seek proposals — from a variety of disciplines and perspectives — for essays exploring how Studio Ghibli’s storytellers have approached adaptation, as well as what the study of Studio Ghibli’s filmography can contribute to the broader field of adaptation studies. 

 

Possible / Suggested Topics:

ASPIRATIONS: The 28th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 10:00am
Nordic Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

We welcome proposals that think through, reflect upon, and reconsider the significance of Aspirations in the pasts, presents, and futures of the United States. Aspirational ideals and beliefs have always been at the crux of the United States’ national ethos, but they have also evolved during the course of history. Inviting colleagues to consider a range of temporal, spatial, and performative aspects of aspirations, we posethe following questions:

Marginalities in South Asian Literature: Text, Context and Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 3:23am
Dr. Arunima Ray, Dr. Karuna Rajeev and Dr. Goutam Karmakar
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2023

                 Marginalities in South Asian Literature

                           Text, Context and Theory

 

Call for book chapters

Editors: Dr. Arunima Ray (Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi), Dr. Karuna Rajeev (Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi) and Dr. Goutam Karmakar (NRF Postdoctoral Fellow, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, Routledge Book Series Editor on South Asian Literature & Visiting Scholar Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society LMU München, Germany)

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE - CFP Interdisciplinary International Conference - The Politics and Poetics of Community within the Anglophone Left

updated: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - 5:41am
Sorbonne Université - Université Paris-Nanterre
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

The Politics and Poetics of Community within the Anglophone Left

 

International Conference

Sorbonne Université / Paris Nanterre University

Paris / Nanterre, France

March 21-23, 2024

 

Dear colleagues,

 

It is a pleasure to invite you to submit proposals for the international conference “The Politics and Poetics of Community within the Anglophone Left.” Organized jointly by Sorbonne University and Paris Nanterre University, this three-day conference will take place in Paris and Nanterre, France on March 21-23, 2024.

 

Presentation

 

CFP Creating Camelot(s): The Idea of Community in Arthurian Texts (virtual) (9/15/2023; ICMS 5/9-11/2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - 12:24am
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Creating Camelot(s): The Idea of Community in Arthurian Texts (virtual)

 

Sponsored by Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain and International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)

Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa and Joseph M. Sullivan

 

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

Session Objective

 

Creating Camelot(s): The Idea of Community in Arthurian Texts (virtual) 

CFP Medievalisms Today: Aspects of the Medieval Past in the 21st-century World (Panel) (9/30/2023; NeMLA 3/7-10/2024)

updated: 
Saturday, September 2, 2023 - 9:13pm
Michael Torregrossa
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Medievalisms Today: Aspects of the Medieval Past in the 21st-century World (Panel)

 

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

Organized by Michael A. Torregrossa, June-Ann Greeley, and Rachael Warmington

 

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

Session Rationale 

 

Medievalisms Today: Aspects of the Medieval Past in the 21st-century World (Panel)

 

“De-scribing Non-Human Futures: Critiquing Agency for the Post-Anthropocene” (September 23-24, 2023)

updated: 
Saturday, September 2, 2023 - 9:28am
Dr. Subhadeep Paul, Joint Coordinator, Centre for Research in Posthumanities, Bankura University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

In the celebrated ‘The Henry Myers Lecture,’ Bruno Latour critiques, what Elizabeth de Freites and Sarah E. Truman succinctly describe in their paper ‘Science fiction and science dis/trust: Thinking with Bruno Latour’s Gaia and Liu Cixin’s ‘The Three-body Problem’’ (published in Rhizomes Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge) as “shifting the focus from ‘trusting that a particular scientific claim is true’ towards an engagement with Gaia (earth) where scientists encounter and form alliances with agencies alive with trickster motive” (Latour, B., 2018. Down to Earth. Oxford: Polity Press).

Cool Britannia: The Poetics of Pop Music (MLA 2024)

updated: 
Saturday, September 2, 2023 - 2:06am
Ariana Lyriotakis / Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

This MLA special session invites proposals exploring Brit Pop, 90s musical resurgence/new albums (Blur, The Cure, etc.), or any aspects of contemporary pop music related to genre, lyric poetry, and poetics in 2023 and beyond. Broader interpretations of the theme are certainly welcome.

 

Kindly submit your abstract (250-350 words) as well as a short bio to:

Ariana Lyriotakis, Trinity College Dublin | lyriotaa@tcd.ie

Please reach out with any further questions or clarifications that might be needed. The presidential theme for MLA 2024 (Philadelphia, PA) is Celebration: Joy and Sorrow.

YSLS: Celebrating Shakespeare!

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 7:38pm
Shenandoah University: Young Scholars Literary Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2023

Shenandoah University Young Scholars Literary Symposium

Call for Proposals: Celebrating Shakespeare!  - DEADLINE EXTENDED to SEPTEMBER 29!!!

Saturday, October 28, 2023: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

Hosted by Shenandoah University’s Department of English in Winchester, Virginia

Update- Gated Communities of the Post-Apocalypse -- NeMLA Panel:

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 1:49pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Speculative Fiction (SF) creators regularly imagine worlds in precipitous decline where the privileged few live in a safe, prosperous, hazard-free enclave from which surplus subaltern populations are excluded. What do these stories of safety for the few while the “surplus” rot outside or join a captive servant class status tell us about our own concepts of borders, citizenship, and expendability? Presenters are invited to engage with one or more texts using cultural studies, postcolonial theory, or other relevant analytic tool to analyze how gated communities function in the SF canon or the real world.

Call for Proposals: The Films of Michael Cimino

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 11:47am
Benjamin Halligan / University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

This proposed edited collection on Michael Cimino will represent the first, full critical engagement with the work of this divisive figure: acclaimed and lionised with The Deer Hunter (1979 Oscars for Directing and, presented by John Wayne, Best Picture), dismissed and demonised with Heaven’s Gate, condemned for The Year of the Dragon, and marginalised and forgotten thereafter, only to be haltingly reappraised shortly before his death in 2016 (with tributes at the Venice and Locarno film festivals).

NeMLA 2024: 'I, Too, Sing America': Immigrant and BIPOC Reflections on Americanness

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 11:24am
Javiera Morales-Reyes (Pennsylvania State University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In May 2023, Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville replied, “Well, they call them that. I call them Americans,” when asked by Richard Banks, a radio host for WBHM in Alabama, if he believed white nationalists should be allowed in the U.S. military. Tuberville, who later said “I look at a white nationalists [sic] as a Trump Republican,” also later slightly recanted, stating that, “We agree that we should not be characterizing Trump supporters as white nationalists.” However, Tuberville’s initial comments and impulses create and reinforce a corollary that to be American is to be white.

Jayanta Mahapatra: Modern Critical Views

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 10:03am
Dr Anshu Gagal, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, New Delhi and Dr Barnali Saha, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, New Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2023

Call for Book Chapters

 Jayanta Mahapatra: Modern Critical Views

 

We invite scholars, researchers, and literary enthusiasts to contribute to the upcoming edited book Jayanta Mahapatra: Modern Critical Viewsthat aims to delve into the multifaceted dimensions of the celebrated poet, Jayanta Mahapatra. As one of India's foremost poets, Mahapatra's work has left an indelible mark on the landscape of contemporary Indian poetry. This volume intends to critically explore his poetic corpus, shedding light on its thematic richness, artistic innovations, and its relevance in the larger literary discourse.

Woman Scream International Call for Poets and Visual Artists

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 10:02am
Woman Scream Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 16, 2023

The Woman Scream (Grito de Mujer) cause opens call for participation. Poets and Visual Artists from anywhere in the world, are invited to send a proposal to raise awareness about women violence as part of our social mission.

The work submitted might become part of our next international anthology in tribute to women and their rights to a life free from violence.

Check the menu “join the cause” of our page www.womanscreamfestival.com for further details and submission’s form.

Special cluster on Spanish life writing after the Civil War

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 10:01am
Editors, Maria Gomez-Martin, PhD and Ana Roncero-Bellido, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2023

 

Call for papers for a Special Cluster in a/b: Autobiography Studies 

Spaniards across the Americas after the Spanish Civil War: “I am from the Country Called Exile” / Españoles en las Américas después de la Guerra Civil: “Soy del país del exilio”  

Bonkbuster! Sex and Popular Romance from the 1950s to the Present Day

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 10:00am
Jo Parsons (Falmouth University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2023

 

Bonkbuster!

Sex and Popular Romance from the 1950s to the Present Day

Edited by Dr Jo Parsons (Falmouth University)

 

The Bonkbuster is a baggy and pejorative term which has been applied to a wide ranging and diverse literary form. These texts, written mostly, but not exclusively, by women have suffered from critical neglect due to sexism and their popularity, as well as elitist attitudes towards what constitutes literature.

 

Extremely Online: The Internet and Connectivity in the 21st Century Novel

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 10:00am
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

Though the Internet has been around since the 1980s, the “Internet novel” as a genre has only really emerged in the last decade or so. We can think of Lauren Oyler’s Fake Accounts (2021), Patricia Lockwood’s No One Is Talking About This (2021), and Calvin Kasulke’s Several People Are Typing (2021) as notable recent examples. Each of these novels take as their topic the particular and peculiar confines of the digital world we live in. Lockwood has described this sensation as falling through a “long void that never reaches the bottom,” while Brandon Taylor claims that “the Internet Novel captures some of the weird Gothic horror that white people have come, by way of their new digital Calvinism, to accept as being inherent to digital life.”

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