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MSA 2024 (Chicago, November 7-10, 2024) | In motion: Spectacles of liveliness in modernist cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 2:26pm
Emma Ridder and Brenda Wang, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

Taking up Jennifer Fay’s call to apprehend film as a “technology of the Anthropocene,” this panel investigates how modernists took advantage of film’s ability to capture motion to envision and to reimagine the limits of life, broadly defined. We invite papers that explore how early twentieth-century film experimented with cinematic form to depict movement and vitality as a phenomenon located beyond or in distinction to the human.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Metamorphosis, Transformation, and Transmutation

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 2:09pm
Cerae Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Shifting – or transforming – between states of being is a feature of human and animal societies as well as of the wider living world and the cosmos. This act of shifting is experienced through both natural and unnatural processes and can be seen in all areas of life, from the reproductive cycles of organisms, to epochal changes undergone by entire societies, and everything in between. But transformations can also refer to distortions of reality, both deliberate and accidental, magical or real, as much as they can reflect genuine changes to an individual, an institution, a landscape, or even a society.

Extended: Science Fiction at the End of History Conference

updated: 
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 5:57pm
Dr River Seager / Dr Chris Gerrard
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

“Some people think the future means the end of history. Well, we haven't run out of history quite yet.” 

- Captain Kirk, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

 

This conference is about science fiction media in the 1990s. We are looking for high quality papers that examine science fiction properties and fiction during that decade. There has been interest from a publisher for a potential book.

 

The title for this conference is taken from the concept “End of History” by Francis Fukuyama. Papers do not need to interface with this theory directly.

 

Transnational Circuits of Asian Religio-Philosophy: Reception and Racialization in the US (Journal of Transnational American Studies Special Forum)

updated: 
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 1:14pm
Journal of Transnational American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

This special forum links processes of Asian American racialization with the reception and circulation of Asian religio-philosophy in the US. In doing so, this forum builds on the foundation laid by a previous special forum titled Redefining the American in Asian American Studies, published in JTAS in 2012.

MSA 2024: Modernism and Migration across the Atlantic Ocean

updated: 
Sunday, March 24, 2024 - 7:37pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 4, 2024

The word "opportunity" in today's European languages is rooted in "port" as a coastal city, and "opportune" was first used to describe a wind that would be favorable to the European ships and explorers. As we know, for centuries, ports, seas, and oceans that surrounded Europe were considered as "opportunities" to discover new lands, dominate new populations, and to accumulate wealth.

In his poem "Man and the Sea," Charles Baudelaire, often known as the first modernist poet, addresses "the free man" who embraces the sea, regardless of how wild and indomitable it is, as they both "delight in death and carnage."

Nahi Hatenge / We Shall Not Move: Perspectives on Muslim belonging in South Asia

updated: 
Sunday, March 24, 2024 - 6:22am
Panel for Annual Conference of South Asia 2024 at Wisconsin-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Panel Convener: Shahwar Kibria Maqhfi, UCLA. This panel aims to bring together diverse ideas of being Muslim in contemporary South Asia. We wish to explore multiple articulations and evidence of sameness through sound, image, text, performance, active recollection, and memory, in the context of increased otherisation. We are therefore interested in papers, which explore junctures, events, overlaps, and nodes, situated across time and space, which act as vestibules between the idea of “Muslimness” and “belonging”. Conceptions of Muslim belonging may not only be appended to notions of religiosity, but also explore linkages with class, caste, gender, hegemonies, place making, pioneership, and rootedness.

How Good Maugham Was: A Critical Reassessment - An International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:58pm
Le Mans University, France
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

Conference Dates: Thursday 13 and Friday 14 March 2025

Location: Le Mans University, France (https://maps.app.goo.gl/nrrshiTddgof53vB7)

Keywords: W. Somerset Maugham, Popular, Middlebrow and High Culture, Literary Criticism, Colonialism, Travel Studies, Gender Studies, Biography, Adaptations, Translations, Cultural Transfers, Propaganda

Conference Format: In-person, but videoconference will be possible in specific cases

Conference Languages: English; French a possibility for a limited number of papers

Conference Website: https://maugham-le-mans.sciencesconf.org

 

CFP: Online Summer Conference, June 20-22 2024

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:58pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Call for Papers

Stardom & Fandom

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

2024 SWPACA Summer Salon

 

June 20-22, 2024

Virtual Conference

https://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on March 25, 2024

Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2024

Some Circumstance of the Text: Essays in Honor of William Proctor Williams

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:58pm
Matteo Pangallo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

Proposals are invited for Some Circumstance of the Text, a planned collection of essays to memorialize and celebrate William Proctor Williams (1939–2023), whose more than half-century of scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and reviewing has made a profound and lasting contribution to the fields of early modern English literature and drama, Shakespeare studies, textual criticism, bibliography, and book history.

Proposed essays should draw upon, build upon, or engage with William’s ideas across any of the subjects in which he worked, including but not limited to:

*Essay Collection* New Faces of William Gaddis: Reconsiderations for his Second Century [new deadline]

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:57pm
Crystal Alberts, Ali Chetwynd, Michael Sanders
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

December 2022 marked William Gaddis’s (1922-1998) centenary. Reputed during his lifetime for being—in his characters’ words—“difficult as I can make it,” or writing “for a very small audience,” the years since his death have nonetheless seen his work republished in increasingly wide-reaching editions and discussed in numerous online reading groups, with his unpublished archive increasingly studied and brought to public attention.

The present edited collection of academic essays seeks contributions that will challenge, update, expand, or surpass the extant understandings of Gaddis’s work, clarifying what it can offer readers more than a century after his birth.

Creative Writing III: Short Story (Permanent Section)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:57pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

“Reading for Wellness”

 

Taking inspiration from the in/of that joins Health and Humanities in this year’s conference theme, this panel seeks papers that broadly consider the relationship between the short story form and wellbeing.   

 

Individual and Collective Wellbeing

 

Claims made for the humanness of the short story form – its capacity to capture, condense, and convey essential elements if not the Truth of human experience – take on added urgency in an age increasingly characterized as inhuman.   

 

Submissions to this panel, then, might

 

John Steinbeck Panel at the Western Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:57pm
International Steinbeck Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2024

Call for Papers: Panel on John Steinbeck Scholarship

The International Steinbeck Society is pleased to announce a call for papers for a panel dedicated to scholarship on John Steinbeck at the 2024 Western Lit Association Conference, which will take place from October 2-4 in Tucson, AZ. We invite scholars and enthusiasts of Steinbeck's works to submit proposals for papers that will approach Steinbeck from a variety of literary lenses.

This panel seeks to engage with diverse perspectives on John Steinbeck's writings. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following themes:

ALA 2024 Symposium on American Poetry

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:56pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

ALA Symposium “American Poetry”American Poetry

November 7-9, 2024
Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe
828 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501

Conference Director:
Richard Flynn, Georgia Southern University

Keynote Speaker:
Karen L. Kilcup
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Conference Fee: $175

Care in the Environmental Humanities

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:56pm
Dr. Alice Hall (University of York), Dr. Thomas Houlton (University of York)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

'Care in the Environmental Humanities'

A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787)

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2024 

Website: https://www.mdpi.com/si/194481

 

T. S. Eliot Studies Annual - Vol 7 CFP

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:56pm
T. S. Eliot Studies Annual
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual is the leading venue for the critical reassessment of Eliot’s life and work in light of the ongoing publication of his letters, critical volumes of his complete prose, the 2015 edition of his complete poems, and the forthcoming critical edition of his plays.

All critical approaches are welcome, as are essays pertaining to any aspect of Eliot’s work as a poet, critic, playwright, editor, foremost exemplar of modernism, or his influence on twentieth-century and contemporary literature and culture.

MMLA 2024 - American Literature pre 1870 - Permanent Panel

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

As historian Kim E. Nielson argues in A Disability History of the United States, the health of the body became metaphorically linked to the health of the nation in the early national period. The nationalist rhetoric of the healthy body politic led to the marginalization of individuals seen as occupying “deficient” or dependent bodies.  This panel seeks to explore this dynamic from the perspective of those excluded by this rhetoric. Papers focused on artists, writers, and other art producers who experienced disability during the era are welcome. How did these figures respond to the nationalist mythos, and how did they envision themselves with respect to the body politic?

*Extended Deadline* Black Feminist Excesses

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Proposed Working Group for MLA 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Black Feminist Excesses

(MLA 2025 Proposed Working Group)

 

This working group aims to theorize excess, desire and unbridled being in Black feminist and womanist studies. How does Black feminism and womanism engage disparate, wayward, or fringe forms of identity, embodiment, materiality, affect and culture?  How can concepts like ‘indulgence’ or ‘aspiration’ be considered or troubled among current theoretical frameworks? What do you think is on the horizon for Black feminist and womanist thought in moving beyond the postfeminist moment?

 

Narratives of Health(s): Exploring Positionalities through the Medical Humanities Lens

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024

Keeping in mind the theme of MMLA 2024, “Health in/of the Humanities,” the Women in Literature panels seek ways to explore the intersection of Medical Humanities and women in literature. Particularly, it aims to highlight the variety of representations and embodiedness of queer and women’s health, dis/abilities, illness, and motherhood in multiple sites and through various forms of media, including popular magazines, newspapers, television and film, fiction, advertisements, and medical records. In terms of temporal and geographic scope, the panel solicits contributions focusing on the late-nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, with no geographical restrictions.

 

Urban Mediations: International Conference on the Narratives, Ecologies, and Poetics of the City (Hong Kong, 5-6 December 2024)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
City University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, 5 December 2024

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, 6 December 2024

 

This international, interdisciplinary conference aims to uncover emergent frameworks and methods for the interpretation and analysis of literary, filmic, and cultural texts relating to the profound transformation of cities around the world across the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

Reconceptualizing Religion in Early African American Literature

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Special Issue of Early American Studies (UPenn)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

For a special issue on early African American literature and religion, Early American Studies (UPenn) seek article-length contributions on how 18th and 19th century Black writers reconceptualized religion beyond the telos of the nation-state. The roles of religion and religious thought in early Black culture have often been understood within the dualistic frame of resistance whereby Christianity, the dominant religion of colonial and antebellum American society, is both employed by masters to subjugate the enslaved and employed by the slaved to resist their masters’ subjugation of them.

CFP: Submissions for The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy special issue – Labor, Political Economy, and Activism

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:53pm
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Journal of Interactive Technology and PedagogyThemed Issue 24:

Digital Humanities: Labor, Political Economy, and Activism in the Age of Digital Mediation

Issue Editors:

Matthew N. Hannah, Purdue University

Gabriel Hankins, Clemson University

Anna Alexis Larsson, Indiana University

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work at the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research for a special issue on Digital Humanities, labor, political economy, and activism. 

Conference The Global Novel: Bridging Material Objects and Forms

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:53pm
“The Novel as Global Form. Poetic Challenges and Cross-border Literary Circulation” (Spanish Research Agency, PID2020-118610GA-I00), with the collaboration of the ERC Consolidator Grant project Ocean Crime Narratives -OCN (GA 101043711), and the Arts and
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2024

The Global Novel Research Project’s final conference gathers scholars pursuing research on the contemporary novel from a global perspective, from any literary and linguistic tradition. The conference topic aligns with the project's objective. We are interested in a new, more integrated, and decentralized perspective in the study of the emergent genre of the global novel, defined as a narrative form that aspires to represent and think about the contemporary world from a global perspective. This new approach will help us better understand how the global novel contributes, discusses and builds global discourses through specific exploratory poetics. Simultaneously, it will help map the uneven circulation of these works within the literary space.

The Humanities and Social Sciences in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:53pm
The Open University of Israel- DHSS (Digital Humanities and Social Sciences) Hub
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

 

Call for Papers – DHSS Hub Conference

The Humanities and Social Sciences

in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

 https://www.openu.ac.il/en/dhsshub/conference/pages/default.aspx

 

The DHSS (Digital Humanities and Social Sciences) Hub at the Open Univesity of Israel invites you to submit proposals for our first annual conference. The conference will take place on September 8th, 2024 at the Open University of Israel, Israel, and will be followed by three days of summer school (Sept 9-11 2024). 

Scholarly Editing Rolling Call for Submissions

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:53pm
Scholarly Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 31, 2025

Rolling Call for Contributions

We have a rolling call for contributions and are happy to accept them at any time. However, if you would like your piece to be considered for publication in the next volume, please submit your piece for peer review by May 30, 2024.

Peer Reviewed with Widening Scope

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Renascence: Essays on Literature and Ethics, Spirituality, and Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Renascence: Essays on Literature and Ethics, Spirituality, and Religion continues to publish scholarship on a wide range of time periods, traditions, and perspectives. While welcoming essays on our longstanding concerns such as T S Eliot, Flannery O’Connor, and Graham Greene, we call attention to our recent interventions into contemporary writers like Marilynne Robinson and Carolyn Forché, into Dante studies and Shakespeare studies, and into non-Western areas of inquiry.

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