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A Critical Companion to Clint Eastwood

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:13am
A Critical Companion to Popular Directors Series
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

A Critical Companion to Clint Eastwood

 

Deadline for submission of abstracts:

November 1, 2023

Prof. Ian Bekker & Dr. Philip van der Merwe

North-West University, South Africa

Contact e-mail: ian.bekker@nwu.ac.za & Philip.vandermerwe@nwu.ac.za

Edited by Ian Bekker and Philip van der Merwe

CFP NeMLA 24 "Latin American ARTivism" Boston

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:13am
Dr. Nicole Bonino / University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Latin American ARTivism: Promoting Anti-Racism Action Via Art and Activism

Lands of Milk and Honey: Languages of Surplus (and Shortage) in the Natural World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:13am
Jillian Boger (University of Rhode Island) / Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

2023 saw a surge of wildflower blooms in an historic superbloom in California following an unusually wet winter after years of extreme drought in the state. On the other end of the spectrum, years of drought, excessive heat, and denser vegetation have made wildfires not only more likely to occur, but to rapidly spread out of control, which led to almost $12 billion in damage across the United States in 2022. In the anthropocene, nature lends itself to narratives of both excess and surplus, but also of extreme deficit, and the language which is used in policy documents, news stories, and fictional narratives provide a space in which both extremes come under a microscope.

Who Loves Paul Auster? (NeMLA 2024 roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:11am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Calling all Paul Auster fans to propose presentations for a roundtable discussion on all things Auster.

Do you want to do a scholarly reading of one or more of his novels? Would you like to do an analysis of any of his films? Are you thinking of doing a close reading of one of his poems? Do you just want to tell us why you love Auster’s work? We’d love to hear it!

Would you like to talk about…

Old stuff? (The New York Trilogy, The Music of Chance, Mr. Vertigo)?

New stuff? (4 3 2 1, Burning Boy)?

Borrowed stuff? (Squeeze Play…his early novel in which he borrowed a style/genre  that didn’t quite work out for him)?

Blue stuff? (Blue in the Face)?

‘Fantasies of France: Exploring Transatlantic Misunderstandings from the 18th Century to the Present Days’

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:11am
Université Paris Cité / LARCA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM

19th of January, 2024 – Université Paris Cité

‘Fantasies of France : Exploring Transatlantic Misunderstandings from the 18th Century to the Present Days’

‘Correct understanding is a particular instance of misunderstanding.’ – A. Culioli

 

Keywords: transatlantic circulation, cosmopolitanism, reception, translation, expatriation 

 

Small and Subtle Feminisms: Reconsidering Who or What Is Feminist Enough

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:10am
Tammie M. Kennedy & Jessi Thomsen / Peitho’s Summer 2024 Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

This open invitation calls for authors to submit 500-750 word abstracts for Peitho’s Summer 2024 Special Issue: “Small and Subtle Feminisms: Reconsidering Who or What Is Feminist Enough.”

NeMLA 2024 Panel: A Fungus Among Us: Becoming Fungal

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:09am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Fungus is everywhere. From the parasitical infection at the core of HBO’s The Last of Us, which has sprung a viral interest in cordyceps and other killer fungi, to Jeff VanderMeer’s Ambergris and Southern Reach trilogies, and even Michael Sarnoski’s 2021 truffle-centered drama Pig, mushrooms, spores, superbugs populate discourse, real and fictional.

The Scopus indexed Media & Jornalismo receives articles in continuous flow and accepts proposals for the organization of special issues

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:09am
ICNOVA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Media & Jornalismo, an internationally recognized and Portuguese pioneer journal in the field of Media and Journalism Studies (indexed in Scopus and ERIH Plus), invites the national and international scientific community to submit articles that fall within the thematic scope of the journal and to submit proposals for the organization of special issues.

This call for papers and proposals for thematic issues is related to the editorial changes that Media & Journalism is implementing and that will come into full force in 2024:

Contemporary Asian Masculinities in Literature and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:09am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The convergence of critical masculinity studies with postcolonial theory aims to interrogate discourses that created hegemonic and binary categories that in turn became eventual grounds for the historical racialization of gender and sexuality, as well as the gendering and sexualization of race. Following palimpsestic models of narrativization, this session seeks to problematize the layerings and shifting stratigraphies of power that obscure, erase, or overwrite the specific experiences that underpin notions of Asian masculinity and male identity as represented in various forms of literature and media.

Queer Monsters and Monstrous Queers: Abominable Others in Literature and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:09am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

What makes a monster? While monsters take on multiple forms—vampires, werewolves, cannibals, demons, the undead, and the uncanny, to name a few—societies from all over the world remain collectively enamored by the mystery, danger, and grotesquerie of monsters. Monsters and monstrosity inhabit cultural imaginaries as much as historic landscapes, insofar as such concepts construct, explain, or critique “the vulnerable, pathetic fantasy we distort in our simultaneous search for love and property… [t]he mystery we eliminate to create the revolt of simple things, goods, that desire mystery” (William Carlos Williams).

Syndemic Motherhood: Exploring American Epidemics through Engaged and Applied Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:09am
Ali Duffy/Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Syndemic Motherhood: Exploring American Epidemics through Engaged and Applied Arts, a case study anthology, explores how various artistic practices and processes have been instrumental in processing, sharing, and learning about the intersectional epidemics unique to US-Americans and their experiences in motherhood. Issues related to social inequity such as gun violence, healthcare access, the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty, and childcare converge to create challenging circumstances for women and mothers in the United States. The arts provide a malleable yet rigorous framework to unpack these issues publicly.

Foreign Bodies: Becoming Apart, Becoming a Part in Contemporary British Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 19, 2023 - 11:19am
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 - EMMA (EA741)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 30 June 2023

Foreign Bodies: Becoming Apart, Becoming a Part in Contemporary British Literature

12-13 0ctober, 2023

International conference EMMA (EA741)
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier3 - Site Saint Charles

Organizers: Katia Marcellin and Carine Nibakure

Keynote speakers: Professor Catherine Bernard (Université Paris-Cité)and Harry Parker (author of Anatomy of a Soldier and Hybrid Humans)

Insecure Ecologies: Resource Exploitation in Postcolonial Ecospheres

updated: 
Sunday, June 18, 2023 - 10:35pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

EXTENDED DEADLINE

The climate crisis posits a major threat to the anthropocene regardless of geopolitical boundaries. However, Eurocentric discourses seldom acknowledge the resource exploitation that fuels climate change. This panel seeks to explore works of literature that highlight such instances of resource exploitation in the postcolony vis-à-vis the ideas of security and insecurity in the times of an emergent climate crisis. With a special focus on the specters of neocolonialism that threaten the security of postcolonial ecospheres, this panel seeks to decolonize the discourses of climate change that refuse to address the role played by Western ideology and capital in the rendering insecure of ecologies in the postcolony.  

 

Premodern Digital Ecologies: Special Issue of Digital Philology

updated: 
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 11:34am
Andrew Richmond & Aylin Malcolm (guest editors)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

The intersection of the digital and environmental humanities speaks to our current moment: we live in a world in flux, experiencing a changing climate we seek to explain by digital models. As we use new technology to interact with and understand the “natural” world, scholars and activists also use digital platforms to communicate about ecological issues with new and diverse audiences. Medieval studies has long been at the forefront of the digital humanities, while ecocriticism and environmental history have significantly advanced our understanding of how people in the Middle Ages conceived of the nonhuman world.

Southeastern Medieval Association 2023

updated: 
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 11:10am
Southeastern Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

SEMA 2023:
Construction and (Re)Construction
Winthrop University, October 12-14, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS: ABSTRACTS DUE JUNE 15, 2023

As we watch the new silhouette of Notre Dame rising from the burned ruins of its past, participate in vigorous debates about how the study of the Middle Ages will be pursued now and in the future, and plan to meet on a campus where medieval buildings have literally been rebuilt, we invite proposals for individual papers, whole sessions, or round tables on the conference theme of “construction and (re)construction.” Papers might consider the notions of

Seeking Submissions to Early Middle English (journal)

updated: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 5:51pm
Adrienne Williams Boyarin / Arc Humanities Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Early Middle English (launched 2019) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to English literature and its contexts ca. 1100–1350. It takes a wide view of this lively period of literary experimentation, linguistic change, and multilingual interaction in England. The journal seeks articles (of any length) on early Middle English language and literature (including assessments of the state of the field); the multicultural, international, and multilingual contexts of early Middle English; the backgrounds, scholarly history, and afterlives of early Middle English; or theoretical interventions in areas such as gender, sexuality, race, disability, ecocriticism, and interdisciplinarity.

International Literary Canon: Moving Beyond National Borders *Extended Deadline* PAMLA

updated: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 7:30am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

This panel seeks to challenge national paradigms by investigating transnational mediators. We welcome papers addressing writers who specialize in international mediation strategies (adaptation, translation, mimesis, extraction), specific moments of cultural brokerage, or literary works that are considered to have global influences and international linguistic-literary value. Please submit a 250-word abstract directly to the conference website - https://pamla.ballastacademic.com - by May 31.

Saying the Unsayable: Narrative Experimentations in the Representation of Trauma

updated: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 4:29am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Trauma is typically considered ‘responsive to and constitutive of “modernity”’ (Micale and Lerner 2001). Certainly, as argued by Mark Seltzer, ‘modernity has come to be understood under the sign of the wound’: ‘the modern subject has become inseparable from the categories of shock and trauma.’ 

“Christianity and African American Literature(s)—Convergences and Consequences” 

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 2:42pm
Peter Kerry Powers/ Christianity & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

African American literary traditions are unimaginable apart from their engagement with and transformation of numerous Christian faith traditions. From the beginning, African American writers wrestled with the imposition and inheritance of Christianity and its attendant cultural and social formations that had directly contributed to and justified chattel slavery and its aftermath.

DEADLINE EXTENDED 120th Annual PAMLA Conference (2023): Portland, OR - Romanticism

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 11:34am
Amanda Middleton
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 29, 2023

****DEADLINE EXTENDED****

The deadline has been extended until June 29th.  

 

120th Annual PAMLA Conference (2023): Portland, OR - Romanticism

The PAMLA 2023 Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon between October 26-29, 2023,

The 2023 PAMLA Conference is being held entirely in-person. We won’t be having any virtual or hybrid sessions or papers.

(DEADLINE EXTENDED!) Anger (SCLA, October 5-7, 2023, Philadelphia PA)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 11:24am
Society For Comparative Literature and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

2023 Conference

“Anger”

2023 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

October 5-7, 2023

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District (Hotel)

Philadelphia, PA

Keynote Speaker: Robert J. C. Young

 

Global Folios: Books about Shakespeare from around the World NALANS Journal (Special Issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 4:16pm
Turkish Shakespeares
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

EXTENDED DEADLINE (30 June for abstracts, 30 October for full articles)

Global Folios: Books about Shakespeare from around the World

NALANS Journal (Special Issue) https://nalans.com/index.php/nalans

Guest Editors: Amrita Sen, Anna Forrester and Murat Öğütcü

Contact email: turkishshakespeares@gmail.com

 

Call for Articles

 

International Literary Canon: Moving Beyond National Borders *Extended Deadline* PAMLA

updated: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 11:00am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

This panel seeks to challenge national paradigms by investigating transnational mediators. We welcome papers addressing writers who specialize in international mediation strategies (adaptation, translation, mimesis, extraction), specific moments of cultural brokerage, or literary works that are considered to have global influences and international linguistic-literary value. Please submit a 250-word abstract directly to the conference website - https://pamla.ballastacademic.com - by June 30.

The Visual Politics of Borders, Migration and Human Rights in Comics and Graphic Narratives

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 7:45pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

This panel aims to explore the ways in which borders intersect with human rights in graphic narratives, whether in fiction or non-fiction. One of the theoretical frameworks for examining borders could be through the lens of border aesthetics, which considers borders as linguistic, cultural, social, political, and spatial entities that can both enable and exclude. The panel will examine how graphic narratives denaturalize and politicize the current global border regime and bordering practices that invariably reproduce the colonial binaries as well as stereotypes about migrants/refugees.

Extended Deadline--PAMLA 2023 Panel: 15-Minute Cities--Mobility Studies in Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 2:15pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The “Romance of the Road” had its run in 20th-century literature and culture, and we must now consider what will follow on its heels as it fades into the gloom of an anthropogenically tarnished future.

Car culture has radically renegotiated the individual’s place within human-constructed spaces, and the end of car culture will demand even further revisions to planning codes and architecture. This panel invites participants to discuss a century of car dependency and how literary and cultural discourses can contribute to management of the after-effects, especially in urban environments that have grown steadily clogged with traffic.

15th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 12:56pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

The 15th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 23, 2023, at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. Presentation proposals on any aspect of the 2023 conference theme “Louisiana Works,” as well as creative texts by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

CFP Roundtable: Democracy and the Crisis in the Literature Survey Course

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 11:56am
**MMLA - Cincinnati**
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

As the “Crisis in the Humanities” continues to witness a decline in all things humanities courses throughout post-secondary curricula under the echoing waves of COVID, teachers of English survey courses are left to do some cleaning up with regard to what we teach as far as the surveys go. In addition to the COVID slope, the number of English majors continues to wane, and some colleges are even restructuring semester scheduling. When the dust settles, where does that leave the last vestibule of the formal introductory map to English studies, the venerable “survey course” – the one, staunch and steadfast bastion of the once bustling English departments?

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