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Intersectionalities of the SWANA Bodies, Borders, Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This panel invites interdisciplinary proposals that bring to attention the multiple, contradictory, and shifting approaches that encompass the studies of the Southwest Asia North Africa (SWANA) region. The overarching aim of this panel is to shed light on the theoretical and political significance of intersectionality for critical engagement with the SWANA region. We invite contributions examining how the relationalities of bodies, cultures, and cultural productions in the SWANA region and its diasporas shape discourses across nations, re(li)gions, and languages as they converge and diverge in their religious, racial, ethnic, and gender*sexuality-based identities.

CfP (NeMLA 2023): The Nature of Things: Ecology, Philosophy, and Poetics

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:30am
Alexander Sorenson/Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Call for Papers -- 54th annual NeMLA conference (23-26 March 2023, Niagara Falls, New York USA)

What does it mean to write and think about nature? Do language, thought, and mimesis ultimately have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our natural environments, and do these environments in turn have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our words and ideas? Taking such questions as a starting point, this panel aims to explore how the relationship between the human community and the environment has occupied a central space within literature and thought across various epochs and epistemological arenas. 

CFP: “Cognition, Stigma, and Inclusivity,” a Special Issue of Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:30am
Wyatt Moss-Wellington, Margrethe Bruun Vaage, and Catalin Brylla
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Call for Papers: “Cognition, Stigma, and Inclusivity,” a Special Issue of Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind

Eds. Wyatt Moss-Wellington, Margrethe Bruun Vaage, and Catalin Brylla

Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 November 2022

Digital Tools for Environmental Questions

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:29am
Yale Program in Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

58th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 11-13, 2023

This panel invites contributors to present projects integrating the digital humanities with medieval environmental history research.

Inspired by the upcoming publication Routledge Handbook of the Digital Environmental Humanities, we are eager to hear from our colleagues about the digital methods and tools they use to “observe, interpret, and manage nature” in the pre-modern space.

DEAD WOMEN & GENDERED DEATH IN VISUAL CULTURE

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:29am
MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

This focus issue seeks papers offering critical and creative insights into representations of dead women, the dead female body and gendered death. The mounting demand for death-centric shows, films, music videos, and texts has made it obvious that death sells. However, as bell hooks argues, typically ‘the death that captures the public imagination . . . is passionate, sexualised, glamorised and violent’. (2021 [1994]) More often than not, it is the death of a woman.

ICMS 2023: VIRTUAL PANEL: (Re)Producing Medieval Bodies

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:28am
Ryan Randle / Lars Johnson
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

This panel seeks to explore the various way in which the medieval body is reproduced within medieval culture and later imaginings of the ‘medieval.’ We interpret the term ‘body’ broadly as spanning from bodies within literature or art, to manuscripts as products of bodies, and thematic or generic bodies of work.

CEA @ San Antonio 2023

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:28am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Please plan to join us for the 2023 conference of the College English Association, March 30 - April 1, at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in beautiful San Antonio, Texas (see link to CFP below).

 

We are excited to announce that two of San Antonio's own will be keynote speakers for the event: San Antonio's Poet Laureate, Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson, and San Antonio College's Juanita Lawhn.

 

Open Call for Papers (non-thematic): [sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:27am
[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (University of Zadar)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 26th issue. We accept:

 

  • original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words including references and footnotes
  • reviews: up to 2,000 words
  • translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words

 

Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:27am
International Journal of Body, Nature, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

International Journal of Body, Nature, and Culture

eISSN: 2950-9831

DOI: https://doi.org/10.23124

 

CfP: Articles for The New Americanist

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:25am
The New Americanist (University of Warsaw)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The New Americanist welcomes submissions to their upcoming issue which relates to American studies in any manner, and uses literary or cultural materials or activities as its points of reference. We especially welcome submissions by independent researchers, doctoral students, and early career academics.

New Literatures In English

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:24am
DR VINEET KUMAR/SGT UNIVERSITY GURUGRAM,HARYANA,INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Dear all,

 

Authentic, scholarly, and unpublished chapters are invited from academician for publication in a book on New Literatures In English. The book will be published with an ISBN. Authors are requested to strictly follow the submission guidelines. Contributors can submit in the areas of drama, prose, poetry, fictional and non-fictional work of art broadly based on the works and writers from Children’s Literature.

 

We would charge no publication fee. The soft copy of the printed book shall be sent to the contributors after publication. They can buy the book from the publisher at discounted price if they want in hard copy.

Issues In Popular and Children’s Literature

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:24am
DR VINEET KUMAR/SGT UNIVERSITY GURUGRAM,HARYANA,INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Dear all,

 

Authentic, scholarly, and unpublished chapters are invited from academician for publication in a book on Issues in Popular and Children’s Literature. The book will be published with an ISBN. Authors are requested to strictly follow the submission guidelines. Contributors can submit in the areas of drama, prose, poetry, fictional and non-fictional work of art broadly based on the works and writers from Children’s Literature.

We would charge no publication fee. The soft copy of the printed book shall be sent to the contributors after publication. They can buy the book from the publisher at discounted price if they want in hard copy.

 

Protagonists and Antagonists in World Literatures, Mythologies, and Folklores: An Explication of Their Essence, Intrigue, Purpose, and Empowerments

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:22am
NORTHEAST MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The objective of this round-table session is to explore, examine, and discuss, in a variety of manners, particular literary protagonists and antagonists in world literary cultures. What seems to be their intrigue? What empowers them, or, perhaps, who do they empower? Consideration of and elaboration on points of view, themes, idiosyncrasies, heroisms, actions, styles, diction, and purpose(s) will be important to ascertain and reveal in a deliberate, inspirational, thought-provoking, as well as insightful dialogue with, hopefully, a sharing of esoteric discoveries. Contemplate how and in what ways certain protagonists and antagonists across world literatures continue to have tremendous value or a long-lasting effect in their specific roles.

The Uniform: Symbols of Power, Propaganda and Organisation in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:22am
Popular Culture Research Network at the University of New England, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

PopCRN (UNE’s Popular Culture Research Network) hosting a virtual symposium exploring uniforms in popular culture to be held online on Thursday 20th April 2023.

This symposium aims to interrogate the ways that uniforms are used to in popular culture. We invite papers which examine uniforms of every type, from the formal to the informal, from military to sports and school uniforms. We welcome papers from researchers across the academic spectrum and encourage papers from postgraduate researchers and early career researchers. Presenters will have the opportunity to publish a refereed journal articles in a special symposium edition of Clothing Cultures.

Topics can include, but are not restricted to:

Cormac McCarthy Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 9:21am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

February 22-25, 2023

Albuquerque, NM

The Area Chair of the Cormac McCarthy Area of the SWPACA conference is seeking paper proposals on any aspect of the work of Cormac McCarthy, including novels, plays, and television and film scripts and adaptations.  We invite presentations about all facets of McCarthy’s work in forms ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies. The chair also welcomes pre-formed panels, but will need submissions to be uploaded individually as required by the SWPACA. Paper presentations should be 15 minutes and should present an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Shaping Intellectual Disabilities in Early Modern Literature and Culture (CFP for edited volume)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 2:37am
Dr Alice Equestri (University of Padua)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

 

Editor: Dr Alice Equestri, University of Padua (alice.equestri@unipd.it)

Publisher: international academic press to be confirmed

Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): July 31, 2022
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2022
Provisional deadline for essay submission (6000-8000 words): April 30, 2023

Papers are sought for a volume that critically examines – and advances our knowledge of – manifestations of intellectual disability in early modern English and European literature and culture (c. 1500-1700). The collection will be submitted to an international academic publisher.

NeMLA panel: Dealing with Trauma in Early Modern France

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 5:29pm
Lauriane Guihard / University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

From ancient Greek τραύμα (meaning “wound, damage”), the term trauma refers to a physical or psychological injury provoked by a violent event, and the very event causing this great distress. Traumatic events abound in early modern France, whether be caused by natural catastrophes (floods, storms, fires, harsh winter, plagues) or by human activity (warfare, sexual violence, religious persecution).

Exile at State U: Stories from the Outer Edges of Academe

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 3:10pm
Douglas Higbee/University of South Carolina, Aiken
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Seeking abstracts for an edited collection of essays about life on the tenure track, especially for those working in the humanities and social sciences at non-R1 colleges and universities.

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Literary Criticism

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 3:10pm
Douglas Higbee/University of South Carolina, Aiken
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The Oswald Review is an international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad (with a professor’s endorsement).

Print: Theories, Histories, and Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 3:08pm
Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 18, 2022

Print: Theories, Histories, and Futures

Comparative Literature Conference

February 23-25, 2023

University of South Carolina (Columbia)

Calamities, Challenges, Conflicts, and Crises: Rethinking Medical Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 3:07pm
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University Interdisciplinary Medical Humanities Research Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2022

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Interdisciplinary Medical Humanities Research Center International Conference

December 23rd  (Friday), 2022
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (Guang-fu Campus), Hsinchu City, Taiwan

 

Call for Papers

 

Calamities, Challenges, Conflicts, and Crises: 
Rethinking Medical Humanities

 

Fourth International Conference on Gender, Sexualities and Eco-Feminist Perspectives in Language, Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:56pm
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The twenty-first century is lauded for the strides in progress that have encouraged the rights of individuals to flourish and succeed regardless of gender, creed, or race. Yet issues of disparity still abound relating to gender constructions and sexual orientations especially against the backdrop of ecological crisis that are plaguing the world. The myriad of challenges which include issues of gender representation, sexual orientation, climate and/or environmental challenges, and cultural difference have become topical within scholarly circles.

“Disability’s Hidden Twin: Discourses of Care and Dependency in Literature”

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:52pm
D. Christopher Gabbard
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Call for abstracts for a volume of critical essays: “Disability’s Hidden Twin: Discourses of Care and Dependency in Literature”

Volume editors: Talia Schaffer (English, Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY) and Chris Gabbard (English, Univ. of North Florida)

We are calling for abstracts for papers examining Anglophone imaginative literature (precluding memoirs) that engages in some fashion with care ethics and disability theory. We are seeking a range of representation from different eras and regions.

Joseph Conrad Centennial Commemorative Book Project

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:52pm
Prof. John G. Peters, University Distinguished Research Professor, University of North Texas and Chandrakant A. Langare, Associate Professor of English, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, M.S. India. ,
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

 

Dear Conradians/Colleagues/ Scholars/Academics

Scholarly Literary Studies Essays Wanted

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:51pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Pennsylvania Literary Journal is seeking scholarly essays in all literary genres, periods, and types. PLJ is a generalist journal that welcomes all types of scholarly discussion. In other words, essays can be on 18th century British literature, or on 20th century Spanish literature. Essays can also explore professional topics in academia (such as conferences, job applications, teaching methodology or gender bias), or explore topics regarding archival research or hypertext accessibility. Essays of almost any size are welcome from 500-word reviews, to short 2,000-word commentary essays, to long critical essays up to around 16,000 words.

Call For Papers: “New Formations of Game Genre,”

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:48pm
Gerald Voorhees
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

 

Game Studies has adopted a notion of genre that overcomes the “tension between ‘ludology’ and ‘narratology’... [by] “conceptualizing video games as operating in the interplay between these two taxonomies of genre” (Apperley 2006). That is, the consensus of the field is that game genres are a combination of both narrative and other forms of representation (e.g. Adventure, Western, or Sci-Fi stories and/or motifs) and formal, ludic structures (e.g  cooperative or competitive, role-playing, shooting, platforming). 

 

Germany and the Black Atlantic

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:44pm
NemLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Aside from the transatlantic slave trade, the second darkest period of the history of Blacks and the black continent is the colonial period. Colonialism is the territorial domination and subjugation of a people by another group of people which encompasses political and economic exploitation. Among the factors that led to the imperial and colonial event in Africa was the industrial revolution with the need for a labor force, an expansion, new markets as well as the concept of white supremacy over other races. The colonial period has had profound effects on the African continent in all ramifications of human endeavor. The transatlantic slave trade as well as colonialism have brought Blacks in contact with Germany.

James Baldwin: then and now

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:43pm
Peter Kerry Powers/ Christianity & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023

 James Baldwin’s presence in American culture and political history follows a trajectory that is perhaps unique in American letters, being the signature literary voice for two very different cultural moments: the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s and then—after a period of relative quiet—being taken up again six decades later as a prophetic precursor and guiding spirit for the larger Black Lives Matter movement.  Baldwin’s continuing relevance for our discourse and disputation about race, nationhood, masculinity and sexuality is now all but taken for granted.  His voice helps us navigate the thicket of cultural politics as we seek a world that is more just and more free than the one in which we live. 

The Intertext in Literature and Film - NeMLA Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:41pm
NeMLA's 54th Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The panel, “The Intertext in Literature and Film”, aims at gathering papers that discuss the plurality of texts in literary genres and the film genre. Intertextuality is conceived of, in this discussion, from Kristeva’s coinage of the term. In her Semeiotike: Recherches pour une sémanalyse (1969), Kristeva develops the term after Bakhtin’s concept of dialogism in the novel. Kristeva’s seminal work on “intertexuality” may entail it as a concept that accentuates the intertwining feature of narratives. Added to that, the Bakhtinian concept is also paramount to the approach of this subject matter as his theory of the novel is intrinsic in fiction especially within “the multiple voicings of a text” (A Poetics of Postmodernism 126).

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