This roundtable explores women writers creating experimental literary works with alternative materials. From Alison Knowles's The Big Book (1967), a walk-in book installation with 8-feet pages; to Shelley Jackson's Skin (2003), a story published in tattoos across 2095 volunteers, and SNOW (2014), "a story in progress, weather permitting," through words written in snow on Instagram; to Jill Magi's textile poetics: these writers push the boundaries of textuality in order to consider in what ways material creates meaning, and to examine the political, social, and economic conditions that determine the creation of literary objects.
This panel examines creative feminist rewritings, revisions, and fabrications of non-fictional and documentary sources.
Papers are welcome on the following topics:
- Creative and critical uses of archival and documentary sources in feminist literature
- Fabricated archival and documentary genres in feminist literature
- The political, ethical, and social dimensions of feminist “rewriting”
- Erasure, palimpsest, collage, mixed media, and/or other formal experimentation as feminist strategy
- Feminist counterfactual histories and counter-narratives
- Feminist approaches to the archive and archival studies
- Any other themes relevant to the topic
The 2023 NeMLA conference will take place on March 23 - 26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, New York. Abstracts can be submitted at the link below.
Digital Nostalgia in/as Contemporary Creative Practice
Guest edited by Bethany Lamont (Bath Spa University) and Beth Wakefield (Bath Spa University)
We invite proposals from a range of researchers, makers, designers and producers to publish their research and creative practice, critically and creatively exploring the changing and emerging role of nostalgia as a 21st century phenomenon in/as creative practice.
This collection serves to extend current conversations of games studies beyond the existing, status quo of postmodern influenced discourses through offering an integrated, multiperspectival approach that emphasizes the production, consumption, and formal analysis of interactive digital games. Included chapters will respond to the acknowledgement and integration of online and virtual learning spaces, particularly those that value social interactions and experiences within the various fields of game studies (e.g.
Post secondary teaching institutions are increasingly called upon to provide innovative, transformative learning experiences for diverse student populations. One of the ways in which educators in writing-intensive courses may facilitate accessible, student-centered lessons is through the interrogation of high-interest fantasy literature. This edited essay collection will investigate ways in which fantasy literature in various print and visual media is a pivotal pedagogical tool that enhances, complicates, and reinvisions college composition instruction and student experience. Contributing chapters by faculty of color, scholars who are members of marginalized populations, and community college faculty are especially sought.
Faculty of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce that the submission deadline for our 11th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies has been extended to 15th July 2022.
We are also happy to inform you that our confirmed keynote speakers so far include Prof. Svetlana Slapsak, Prof. Svenka Savic, and Dr Gordana Stojakovic. The Conference will also feature the special participation of authors Jasminka Petrovic and Sanja Lovrencic.
The Conference is to take place at Alfa BK University, Belgrade, on 22nd and 23rd September 2022. The topic of the 11th edition of our annual conference is
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND INDUSTRY
94th South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention
November 11-12, 2022
Resilience and Collective Action Versus the Empowered Neoliberal Self
[A Panel at NeMLA 2023, Niagra Falls, NY: March 23-26, 2023]
Public and private life in the 21st Century hurts. Our daily doomscroll informs us that our sense of belonging in the world, our values as scholars are fading away from the larger public discourse. Mark Fisher’s notion of “the slow cancellation of the future” echoes a collective feeling that doing just about anything is an act of tremendous resilience. The question is how does resilience echo neoliberalism or reject it?
Stefanie Dunning and Durell Callier (editors), Studies in The Fantastic, Special edition on Black Horror
54th Annual NeMLA Convention
March 23-26, Niagara Falls, NY
Narrative representations of migration can be more overtly symbolic or, perhaps, non-literal or metaphorical insofar as origin and destination are not strictly spatial or geographical categories, but, rather, categories of an ontological dimension such as identity. While migrations of identity, for example, entail the crossing of metaphorical borders, this panel wishes to explore how they also include a spatial dimension, insofar as they are articulated through spatial difference, across literal as well as symbolic boundaries and borders. Conversely, “literal,” that is to say, conventionally spatial migrations are (always?) themselves imbricated with symbolic migration, even when not explicitly thematized as such.
Special Issue: Narratives of Care, Caring Materials, and Materializing Care in the 19th Century & 20th Century
The 27th Annual Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
October 21-22, 2022, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester will hold a two-day writing collective on October 21-22, 2022. The writing collective will provide a lively platform for graduate students, early career researchers, and independent scholars to workshop a paper with peers and faculty from multiple institutions.
119th PAMLA Conference. Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2022.
Special Session: "Time, Locality, and the Patterns of Life in Shakespearean Romance.”
Chair: Alfred J. Drake, CSU Fullerton (Retired).
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES, FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD
is happy to announce
THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES TODAY (ELALT 6)
October 29-30, 2022
The conference will be held ONLINE and is FREE OF CHARGE.
Formal Approaches to Embedding (Invited speaker: Boban Arsenijević, University of Graz)
New Words and Dictionaries in Theory and Practice (Invited speaker: Tvrtko Prćić, University of Novi Sad)
Literature, Culture and Nostalgia (Invited speaker: Antonija Primorac, University of Rijeka)
University of Fribourg (Switzerland), 5–6 May 2023
This two-day conference will explore the notions of trust and uncertainty in linguistics and literary studies. Trust and certainty are crucial aspects of knowledge and its production, covering/in relation with a range of phenomena among which authority, authenticity, faith, evidence, manipulation, and falseness. Following the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, many of these aspects – information and misinformation, the role of the expert, conspiracy theories – have gained acute prominence. However, this conference will draw much wider circles, taking into account historical developments and diverse aesthetic approaches to these topics.
Dear all, we're delighted to share this call for presentation papers for NeMLA 2023 (March 23-26), which will take place at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, New York. Abstracts to be submitted at the link below, with a due date of September 30, 2022.
Robert Glick and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, co-moderators
SPECIAL ISSUE INFORMATION
It’s a statistic we hear often: the United States incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. Yet, many U.S. Americans can go about their daily lives without thinking about their physical proximity to prisons or the people locked within. Prisons have become increasingly removed to rural, remote areas, set back from main highways, not visible from shopping centers, restaurants, and housing developments. Likewise, the U.S. political landscape works hard to obfuscate the realities of life locked up, reducing mass incarceration to shocking statistics. However, prisons remain hidden in plain sight, coming to life in American literature and film.
The Digital Popular in Indian context (2010-2019)
Edited Collection: Techno-Orientalism, Vol. II
Editors: David S. Roh, Betsy Huang, Greta Niu, and Christopher T. Fan
Deadline: August 8, 2022
NeMLA 2023: Niagara Falls, NY. March 23-26, 2023.
Language has always been a debatable issue in the postcolonial world. Starting from the debate between Achebe and Ngugi to today's multilingual scenario, language has been the heart of the conversation in postcolonial literary studies. Writers and theoreticians from the African continent and South-Asia have addressed the issue and role of language in constructing postcolonial identity in their works. Given the multilingual context of today's postcolonial world, discussion on language and identity is extremely important. This panel, thus, invites paper proposals on the questions of language and identity in contemporary postcolonial literature.
1. Language and Identity
45th Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for Abstracts
March 30- April 1, 2023Orlando, Florida2023 Keynote Event TBAMarch 31, 2023 8 p.m. (followed by a reception) Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 October 2022
Call For Submissions
The editors and editorial board of MLQ: A Journal of Literary History invite submissions of topical, short-form essays on literary history and the crises, clarities, and opportunities of the present moment for an ongoing special series, “Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time.”
For people of Latin America and the Caribbean, centuries of modernity/coloniality have resulted in continuous and compounding traumas that demand resilience. Yet, when we talk of resilience, are we ever naturalizing trauma and legitimizing the status quo, accepting that the way to be of oppressed peoples must always be in response to abusive conditions? Is it not possible that in focusing on resilience, we enable the continuation of unequal power structures by putting pressure on the oppressed to learn to adapt to what hurts us, rather than putting pressure on the world to destroy oppressive systems including racism, patriarchy, and capitalism? Instead of focusing on resilience, we should be imagining and enacting ways of being otherwise.
This is an extension of the CFP for "Disease and Discrimination: Sickness and the Woman Question" (https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2020/09/01/disease-and-discrim...) for articles related to the LGBTQ Studies on similar thrust area. The edited volume has been submitted to Routledge and the second cycle of review is done. Please write your article following MLA 8 within 5000 words. Send a short biography of the author, abstract and the main article within 30-06-2022 to the email-
NeMLA 2023: Niagara Falls, NY. March 23-26, 2023.