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Cormac McCarthy: Insecure Passages, Insecure Passengers

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:22pm
Jay Ingrao / SAMLA 95
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 24, 2023

Throughout his legendary career, Cormac McCarthy has dealt with existential insecurities at all levels of human experience.  This panel proposes to foster dialogue about this theme in McCarthy’s work.  Abstracts dealing with any of McCarthy's works are welcome for consideration, but we do seek a special focus on McCarthy’s last two published novels: The Passenger and Stella Maris.  Please send a 250-word abstract, a brief bio or CV, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Jay Ingrao (jingrao@utdallas.edu) and Justin Brumit (justin.brumit@tccd.edu) by July 24th.

Shakespeare in Focus: the Art of Small Things

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:22pm
Christine Sukic / Société Française Shakespeare
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Annual Congress of the French Shakespeare Society

“Shakespeare in focus: the art of small things”

March 14-16 2024

Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale, Paris 14e

 

 

Narrative Fiction and its Alternatives Forms (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:20pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the academic world, there is a constant exploration of new forms, genres, philosophies, and directions—reworking established concepts and creating new ones. While storytelling initially existed in verbal speech and gestures, modern mediums such as novels, comics, films, and video games have expanded the narrative landscape. Focusing on novelistic fiction, this panel explores their evolution, and more particularly, the proliferation of genres within them.

While traditional novels consist of a single story, short story collections, and anthologies diverge from this format, offering a unifying theme and a unique, flexible format that allows ideas and themes to be conveyed from different angles without the need for a cohesive plot.

It Takes a Village: Kinship Systems in the Gothic

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:20pm
Jenna Sterling (she/her) / Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

To welcome the Gothic to NeMLA 2024 (March 7-10), this panel asks scholars to present work that introduces unlikely kinship systems in the Gothic and claims these relationships as unique to this genre.


 

CFP:

NeMLA 2024 Panel: Literary Technique and Relations of Production

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:20pm
Colin Vanderburg and Guilherme Meyer, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

“Rather than…‘What is the attitude of a work to the relations of production of its time?’ I would like to ask, ‘What is its position in them?’” Ninety years on, Walter Benjamin's question in “The Author as Producer” (1934) still poses a central challenge for literary studies. For Benjamin, the key idea for locating this structural “function [of] the work” is “literary technique,” a “concept…[by] which the unfruitful antithesis of form and content can be surpassed.”

We invite paper proposals on the connection(s) between any text’s “technique” and its position within its historical relations of production—of various forms of surplus, of literature, and/or of social difference. Motivating questions might include:

Fans and Their Fandoms: When Television Becomes Personal (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:19pm
Kyle Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel seeks to explore various ways fans have influenced the shows they watch through various online platforms, including online communities and social media. Please submit 150-250 word abstracts that clearly show how your proposed topic fits with this session via this link: Submit to NeMLA by September 30. 

Horror Cinema in the New Millennium

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:19pm
Francesco Pascuzzi / Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

This panel aims to explore the latest developments in horror film and/or horror film culture in the new millennium, ranging from emerging new themes to new auteurs to new modes of filmmaking and film production. Comparative studies among American, European, and/or non-Western cinema are encouraged.

 

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20373

Surplus in African and African Diasporic Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:19pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel seeks papers that investigate the theme of surplus as it relates to African and African Diasporic literature, particularly in terms of representations of multivocality in oral and written traditions, multicultural and intersectional identities, economic excess and competition, and multimodality and hybridity. All genres of literature are of interest.

Please submit proposals via the NeMLA portal: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20628

Submissions deadline is September 30, 2023.

Queer Nineteen Summer Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:17pm
Queer Nineteen
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2023

 

 SUMMER SYMPOSIUM 2023

Queer Nineteen is a free, online resource dedicated to sharing queer stories from the Long Nineteenth Century (1789-1914). Join us for our debut #Queer19 Summer Symposium on 15th August 2023, 09:30 - 16:30 (BST) where we're opening the virtual doors to anybody with a Queer19 story to tell. This free, online, one-day event is aimed at postgraduate and early career
researchers working on any aspect of long nineteenth-century queerness.

NeMLA 2024: Narrative Surplus, Literary Specificity, and the Modernist Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:17pm
Jack Quirk / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

 

Narrative Surplus, Literary Specificity, and the Modernist Novel at NeMLA, March 7-10, 2024 Boston, MA Host: Tufts University, School of Arts and Sciences.

What would it mean to think of a novel’s depiction of thoughts, ideas, or emotions as surplus to its plot? What details—historical, social, political—are lost if we think of narrative information as mere details and therefore surplus to literary meaning? Once we extract all essential facts, what is left for the critic to make sense of?

Poetry and anthropology, poets, anthropoets and anthropologists: crossing, borrowing, influencing, returning home in the Americas and the Pacific Rim (1960s-)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:16pm
Peggy Pacini / CY Cergy Paris Université
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Poetry and anthropology, poets, anthropoets and anthropologists: crossing, borrowing, influencing, returning home in the Americas and the Pacific Rim (1960s-)

Médiathèque du patrimoine et de la photographie (Charenton-le-Pont, France)

| September 18-19, 2023

 

Organizers : Peggy Pacini, Gérald Peloux, Anne-Marie Petitjean (CY Cergy Paris Université, UMR Héritages)

 

NEMLA 2024 - CFP - SURPLUS INVISIBILITY: CONCENTRATED SPACES OF THE DISPLACED AND EXPELLED

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:16pm
Irene Hatzopoulos & Valentina Morello
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Surplus Invisibility: Concentrated Spaces of the Displaced and Expelled
NeMLA 2024--Boston, MA March 7-10th, 2024

Abstract deadline: September 30th, 2023

Response deadline: October 15th, 2023

 

The concept of surplus is largely understood in economics as “the amount of resources that exceed the portion actually utilized”. Gramsci, when touching on this idea, focuses on the rise of capitalism. However, “surplus” can refer to a host of different fields. What happens when the “surplus” is used to define the lives of human beings?

PAMLA 2023--CFP--ITALIAN CINEMA Extended Deadline

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:16pm
Irene Hatzopoulos
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Consider submitting an abstract to the permanent Italian Cinema session for PAMLA 2023.  Please upload your file (300 words max) directly to the Session CFP linked below. 

 

CFP Deadline: June 30th, 2023

 

Session CFP: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18828

 

Decision Date: July 2023

 

Conference Dates: Oct. 26-29, 2023

 

Location: The Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel

 

This panel invites papers focusing on various aspects of Italian film history and contemporary film culture. 

 

NEMLA 2024-CFP-EXCESSIVE ABUNDANCE? FOOD IN ITALIAN AND ITALIAN-AMERICAN FILM, LITERATURE, AND MEDIA

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:15pm
Irene Hatzopoulos & Valentina Morello
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Excessive Abundance or Abundant Excess? Representations of Food in Italian and Italian-American Film, Literature, and Media

NeMLA 2024--Boston, MA March 7-10th, 2024

Abstract deadline: September 30th, 2023

Response deadline: October 15th, 2023

Continuing last year’s conversation, this panel proposes to focus on representations of food in Italian and Italian American Cinema, Literature and Media.

Reminder: 2023 Dress and Body Association Conference, 4-5 Nov (Abstracts due: July 1)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:14pm
Dress and Body Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

2023 Dress and Body Association Conference 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Dress and Body Association invites submissions for the organization’s fourth annual conference, which will be held on November 4-5, 2023. Consistent with our long-term goals for inclusivity and sustainability, all activities will be 100% online, including keynote speaker(s), research presentations, and opportunities for virtual networking.

Visit the DBA website—www.dress-body-association.org—to learn more about this organization and consider becoming a member.

Climate Change: Implications for Dress and the Body

Seeking submissions for Anthropology of Literature: Negotiating Cultural Paradigms

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:13pm
United India Anthropology Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 25, 2023

Panel Title: Anthropology of Literature: Negotiating Cultural Paradigms

Convenors: Dr. Kalindi Sharma, Assistant Professor, IHBAS

Email: kalindi1sharma@gmail.comkalindi.ihbas@delhi.gov.in

 

Co- Convenor: Dr. Debashree Sinha, Assistant Professor (English), Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi

Email: sinhadebashree5@gmail.com

 

Discussant: Prof. Indranil Acharya, Professor & Head of the Department (English), Vidyasagar University

Word-ing as Worlding: Writing in/through/from the Body to the World (NeMLA 2024 Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:12pm
Northeast Modern Language Association / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This session emerges from an attunement to the excess of grief and trauma that have recently marked being and belonging for so many of us. In doing so, it aims to hold room for where grief and trauma meet literature and creative writing, asking first: what literature can we engage and look to for support on writing through grief and trauma, both our own and that of others we have come to know intimately? Other key questions that the session seeks to explore include, but are not limited to: How do we straddle writing about the “damage” of the everyday while also writing about what Toni Morrison calls awe and reverence?

Unpacking Surplus in the Novels of Tiphanie Yanique (NeMLA)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 6:25am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel invites papers that explore the various engagements with surplus—specifically as in excess, excessive, leftover, or unwanted—in the novels of Tiphanie Yanique. This exploration may take a variety of forms, spanning from the emotional to the spatial and intergenerational. For instance, such an analysis might examine excessive or unwanted emotions, such as love, desire, anger, in Monster in the Middle (2021) and what one couple inherits from their ancestors.

Health, Disease, and Pop Culture

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 1:03pm
Northeast Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Northeast Popular Culture Association welcomes proposals in the area of Health, Disease and Popular Culture for its hybrid conference to be held from Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14, 2023.  Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday mornings via Zoom and in-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning at Nichols College

Current Chair: Julia Brown, Stony Brook University, julia.r.brown@stonybrook.edu

Forms and Feelings of Kinship in the Contemporary World

updated: 
Sunday, June 25, 2023 - 12:10am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

 

Date: 27th April 2024

Location: University of Warwick (in-person)

Keynote speaker: Professor Janet Carsten (University of Edinburgh)

Submission deadline: 30th November 2023

 

 

Call for essays: Bodies on Screens

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 11:54am
Screen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Screen Bodies invites submissions to be considered for a forthcoming issue. We welcome work that focuses on matters of embodiment in media arts from any of the approaches described below. Areas of focus include but are not limited to: cinema, media arts, photography, gaming, internet culture, artifical intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, performance art, trans studies, queer theory, feminist theory, curatorial studies, new materialism, science and technology studies, philosophy of technology, cyborg studies, robotics, SciArt, and digital humanities. 

Urban Cultures in Contemporary France

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 8:51am
NEMLA (Northeast Modern Languages Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel is part of the NEMLA conference taking place in Boston March 7-10, 2024.
It seeks to analyze the development of urban cultures in France while taking into account the impact of postcolonial studies since 2005, the year of the "urban riots". It also aims to discuss the political aspect of urban culture as well as the influence of American culture on French production.

Possible themes include:

· Urban literature and "banlieue" culture

· The literary aspect of French rap

· Urban culture and postcolonial studies

· French Caribbean rap

· Urban culture and social activism

· The American influence

· Global "Francophone" hip-hop

CLiC: To Exit – Literatures of Ending

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 3:06am
University of Worcester
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

7th November 2023

“nothing in life now ever seems to end. Chemists tell you matter is never completely destroyed, and mathematicians tell you that if you halve each pace in crossing a room, you will never reach the opposite wall, so what an optimist I would be if I thought that this story ended here.”

– Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

SEMINAR NeMLA. Creativity Against Debt: Fighting Precarity in Latin American Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:29pm
Natalia Aguilar Vasquez, Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel offers a transnational and interdisciplinary vision of how creativity resists debt. Capturing the social alienation of debt embodied in the lives of so many Latin Americans, and contrary to analyzing Latin American debt only as a sophisticated form of socioeconomic oppression— particularly of individuals and communities historically marginalized from politics and power—this panel aims to discuss the creative and resourceful ways indebted individuals are forced to navigate their precarity and reclaim a future for their families.

Regionalism’s Climates (special issue of ALR)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:29pm
American Literary Realism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Critics frequently frame American literary regionalism in geographical terms, whether by emphasizing a region’s spatial boundedness or emphasizing components of regionalist writing that stretch across space and scale. A similar negotiation of spatial scales from the proximate to the planetary has come to characterize recent conversations about climate change in the environmental humanities—for example in the work of Timothy Clark, Benjamin Morgan, and Elizabeth DeLoughrey. Regionalism’s engagements with place, scale, ecology, and everyday atmospheres make it a potentially generative form for representing climate, and yet few scholarly treatments have investigated the interconnections between American literary regionalism and climatic thought.

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