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Living Enclosures

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2024 - 9:23am
Stony Brook University 36th Annual English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2024

Enclosure is as much origin-story as it is globally contested condition. Critical accounts positioning the act of enclosure as integral to the root-systems of global capitalism, environmental catastrophe and precarity often refer to the historical effort by landowners to do away with the commons in favor of legally and politically recognized enclosures. Transforming sustainable agricultural practices into sites of energy-production primed for capital development, the early-modern enclosure movement gave rise to what Robert P. Marzec characterizes as “a model of the human that took as its direct enemy an environment thought to be threatening because it had yet to be properly secured, privatized, and cultivated” (18).

Revisiting the Korean Wave in a Global Context: Special Session for the 2024 ELLAK International Conference

updated: 
Monday, January 1, 2024 - 9:20pm
English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

The organizing committee of the 2024 ELLAK International Conference invites submissions for the special session titled “Revisiting the Korean Wave in a Global Context.” The conference will be held at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, on December 12-14, 2024, under the theme of “Rethinking the Global English Studies.”

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Is that a Word or Not? The Odd Words found in Beowulf. A Re-Examination of the Old English Dictionary, Using Spaces and Letter Runes, Reflects the Before and After of Epiphany.

updated: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023 - 3:01pm
The 49th Annual St. Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 7, 2024

When: June 10-12, 2024 (Monday-Wednesday)

What: The 49th Annual St. Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies (In-Person Only)

Where: St. Louis University at St. Louis, Missouri

Conference Website: https://www.smrs-slu.org/

Up for a challenge? An Open Call to all Old English Scholars—

Join us in June at “The Odd Words in Beowulf” Roundtable in St. Louis at the “Symposium on Medieval Studies.” The ivory halls will heat up with a groundbreaking discussion that fundamentally will change our current understanding of Beowulf.

Young Scholars' 2024 Conference Panel - Representations of Animal Bodies and the More-than-Human World

updated: 
Saturday, December 30, 2023 - 8:30pm
Liayana Jondy
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

This online panel is being organized for the upcoming hybrid Young Scholars’ Conference on “Legal bodies, embodied subjects: (re)contextualisations of physicality.” Please note that the conference will be held in CET time zone. As such, the panel, while entirely online, will also adhere to CET time zone.

Literary Druid - Regular Issue October 2023

updated: 
Saturday, December 30, 2023 - 11:09am
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Literary Druid is a journal that fosters research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich the English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Margaret Fuller Society American Literature Association 2024 Conference CFP: “Matters of Belonging” I: Relationality and Feeling in Fuller and Other 19C Women Writers and Reformers

updated: 
Thursday, December 28, 2023 - 5:23am
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2024

The Margaret Fuller Society will sponsor two panels on relationality at the 35th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held 23–26 May 2024 at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Please help circulate our CFPs far and wide across your circles of shared interest.

 

Send 250-word proposals (indicating AV needs) that respond to the calls below, along with brief biographical statements, to Jana Argersinger, 1st Vice President, at argerj@gmail.com. Submissions from graduate students and folks in non-academic fields are very welcome.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Margaret Fuller Society American Literature Association 2024 Conference CFP: “Matters of Belonging” II: Learning and Teaching in Relation—Fuller’s Conversations and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, December 28, 2023 - 5:21am
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2024

The Margaret Fuller Society will sponsor two panels on relationality at the 35th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held 23–26 May 2024 at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Please help circulate our CFPs far and wide across your circles of shared interest.

 

Send 250-word proposals (indicating AV needs) that respond to the calls below, along with brief biographical statements, to Jana Argersinger, 1st Vice President, at argerj@gmail.com. Submissions from graduate students and folks in non-academic fields are very welcome.

 

Phish Studies 2024: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Band, its Music, and its Fans

updated: 
Sunday, December 24, 2023 - 4:19pm
Oregon State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

CFP Deadline Extended: Phish Studies May 2024: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Band, its Music, and its Fans

Call for papers deadline extended for Phish Studies 2.0, an academic conference devoted to the music and fan culture of the improvisational rock band Phish in celebration of the band's 40th anniversary. The conference will take place on Oregon State’s campus in Corvallis, Oregon, May 17-19, 2024.

For the full CFP, details about the conference, and directions for submission, please visit our website, https://blogs.oregonstate.edu/phish2024/cfp/. Proposals in all categories are due no later than January 15, 2024.

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* Ethics of Representation, Forms of Resistance, and Narratives of Discomfort

updated: 
Sunday, December 24, 2023 - 10:22am
South Asian Literary Association (SALA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

***DEADLINE EXTENDED***

 

Ethics of Representation, Forms of Resistance, and Narratives of Discomfort

 

23rd Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Online Conference

Saturday-Sunday, 6-7 April 2024

(Executive Committee Meeting on Friday, 5 April)

 

CfP: Connections, Interconnections and Disconnections

updated: 
Friday, December 22, 2023 - 9:43pm
Festival Culture Research and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2024

Call for Journal Articles Now Open

Every year after our symposium, we invite authors to submit papers for consideration for publication. 

We are now inviting submissions for part two of the theme 'connections, interconnections, and disconnections'. To be published in Volume 3 of the Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis by the end of 2024, 

Whether ancient or modern, we continue to examine festival culture around the world. Papers should explore how these connections, interconnections, and disconnections may shape and influence cultural practices, traditions, and norms.

 

Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Friday, December 22, 2023 - 9:34pm
Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Call for Book Reviews

We are pleased to announce a call for book reviews.

We invite book reviews (700 - 1,200 words) on work on the following topics but not limited to:

  • Carnivals (business, entrepreneurship, combined arts, performance)

Narratives of Coercive Control: An International Conference

updated: 
Friday, December 22, 2023 - 10:00am
University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Call for Papers: Narratives of Coercive Control

University of York, 19-20 April 2024

Bringing together literary critics, legal historians, and creative practitioners, this conference will provide the first in-depth analysis of literary representations of coercive control. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers or creative submissions that draw out ways in which coercive control has been identified and interrogated by writers from the 1800s to the present day. 

Bridge Between Japanese Popular Culture and Language Teaching - Deadline Extended to 01/20/2024

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2023 - 2:57am
Katsuya Izumi / Trinity College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2024

It has been challenging to maintain healthy enrollments in Japanese language courses at all college levels in the U.S. Although this problem is more serious in small liberal-arts colleges, state universities also have the same problem especially in their advanced Japanese courses. If we think about the prevalence of Japanese popular cultural products such as anime, manga, music, games, V-tubers, and traditional artifacts among college students in the United States, we cannot easily understand why the number of students who learn Japanese has been decreasing in many institutions.

“Exploring the Anthropocene in Literature”

updated: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 - 10:47pm
SCS AUTONOMOUS COLLEGE, PURI, ODISHA, INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 22, 2023

The Anthropocene refers to a proposed epoch that recognizes the significant and lasting impact of human activities on the Earth's geology and ecosystems. This concept has gained prominence in discussions about environmental change and serves as a framework for understanding the profound alterations humans have made to the planet. Postcolonial perspectives often highlight the role of colonial powers in exploiting natural resources from colonized territories. The Anthropocene can be seen as an extension of this historical exploitation, with the environmental consequences affecting not only the colonized regions but the entire planet.

2024 ASAT Conference CFP (Deadline Extended-March 1, 2024): Re* Imaginings and Visions of America

updated: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 - 2:21am
American Studies Association of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

                                                                    Re*  Imaginings and Visions of America American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)42nd International American Studies Conference Hosted by: Yaşar UniversityDepartment of English Language and LiteratureIzmir, TurkeyOctober 23-25, 2024 The devastating earthquake that hit the southeastern cities of Turkey and affected tens of thousands of people brought us together, not only in sharing the trauma but also in the hope of re-constructing new lives, re-evaluating priorities, and re-imagining a new, less destructive future.

"Seen and Read Everywhere": The Saturday Evening Post (edited volume)

updated: 
Monday, December 18, 2023 - 3:49pm
Adam McKible, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Patrick Collier, Ball State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

In 1949, James Playstead Wood described the Saturday Evening Post as “seen and read everywhere. People came to know it as they knew their own names. Its influence was pervasive and immeasurable, spreading simultaneously in many directions. . . . The Post became both a powerful and continuing social force and almost a sign and symbol of the country itself.” Under the editorship of George Horace Lorimer, and for many decades after, the Post was the most widely read U.S. magazine of its era. And yet the Post has been all but invisible in contemporary scholarship on print culture.

The Future of Theology

updated: 
Monday, December 18, 2023 - 3:48pm
Cairn Theology Project Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2024

The Future of Theology

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new eJournal dedicated to exploring ‘live’ issues in theology. This platform aims to foster intellectual discourse and provide a space for theologians of various stripes in Ireland to share their insights and perspectives on the evolving landscape of theological studies. Theology has always been a dynamic field, constantly adapting to the challenges and questions posed by society and culture.

Cerae's Inaugural Conference (Call for Papers)

updated: 
Monday, December 18, 2023 - 3:48pm
CERÆ: AN AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

A little over ten years ago, in 2013, a group of postgraduate students largely based in Perth, Western Australia, came together to meet a need within the Australasian publishing market: while there were a number of high-quality postgraduate journals, none were specifically focused on the field of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. In response to this, they founded Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Intended to be accessible and community building, with a focus on the digital humanities, the journal was founded on a commitment to being open-access and prioritizing graduate students’ and early career researchers’ work.

Making Style Work

updated: 
Monday, December 18, 2023 - 3:47pm
Yale University Labor and Film Working Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 22, 2023

Making Style Work Conference *Extended Deadline*

Call for Proposals

Co-sponsored by the Yale University Labor and Film Working Group, Yale Whitney Humanities Center, the Yale Film and Media Studies Department

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Humanities Quadrangle 136

Yale University

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 22, 2023 by midnight

THE 8TH ANNUAL GLOBAL SOUTHS CONFERENCE

updated: 
Monday, December 18, 2023 - 3:47pm
Department of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 2, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

CONFERENCE THEME: STEAM-Powered Community

"Lifting as We Climb’”: The Leadership and Intellectual Thought of Black Clubwomen at the Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century

updated: 
Monday, December 18, 2023 - 3:47pm
Sabrina Evans and Yolanda Mackey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2024

 “‘Lifting as We Climb’”: The Leadership and Intellectual Thought of Black Clubwomen at the Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century

CFP for the African American Literature and Culture Society (AALCS):

CALL FOR PAPERS 

for the

35th Annual ALA Conference

May 23–26, 2024 

The Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe Street

Chicago, IL 60603

2024 LITCO Symposium: Rethinking Crisis & Status Quo

updated: 
Monday, December 18, 2023 - 1:39pm
Purdue University Literary, Interdisciplinary, Theory, and Culture Organization Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2024

Rethinking Crisis & Status Quo

"Impossible!": Politics, Possibilities and Celebration

updated: 
Sunday, December 17, 2023 - 12:57pm
Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 22, 2023

15th Debrupa Bal Memorial International Students’ Seminar
(Celebrating the spirit of Abol Tabol on its centenary year)
6-7 February 2024
Department of Comparative Literature
Jadavpur University
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Impossible!": Politics, Possibilities and Celebration
The year 2023, among other occurrences, marks the first roving vehicle landing softly on
the lunar south pole, generative AI threatening to replace humans, and almost on a summative
note, Sukumar Ray’s Abol Tabol (1923) reaching a hundred years of celebrating

Romanticism and Malevolence (Panel Proposal for NASSR 2024)

updated: 
Sunday, December 17, 2023 - 12:22pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

In Literature and Evil, Bataille argues for a close connection between literature and "Evil" as a sovereign and productive value, which is defined against an oppressive use of reason that "flattens" all knowledge into a reductive uniformity. Bataille finds in Blake's A Marriage of Heaven and Hell "agitations", "poetic violence" and "lacerations" that occur in Blake’s drive towards human totality and death. At the same time, Bataille observes that this violence and Evil also "raise us to glory" in Blake's attribution to Evil of "the wisdom of Hell that heralds ... truth” --albeit a truth irreducible to representation, priority of the logos, and assimilation by reason.

International Conference on Endangered Folk Literarture and Culture of Jetor and other Indian Indigenous Communities: Documentation, Digitalization, and Translation in the Global Context

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 12:13pm
Department of English, Vidyasagar University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Every community craves a sense of identity in this world, and continuity with the cultural past. This is more so with the communities whose language, literature and culture are on the verge of extinction on account of multiple factors. Literature and culture can offer indigenous communities a sense of belonging and promote social cohesion, respect for diversity, human creativity as well as help people connect with each other. Hence, the call to preserve endangered folk cultural heritage of communities such as the Jetor, an indigenous nomadic community of Paschim Medinipur and Jhargram settled on the edges of Kangsabati and Subarnarekha. UNESCO has declared 2022-2032 as the decade of indigenous languages.

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