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DEADLINE EXTENDED! 121st Annual PAMLA Conference Romanticism Session

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 12:55pm
Amanda Middleton / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024

This year's theme is “Translation in Action.” While most scholarship about translation deals with the interlingual, we welcome scholarship on the other areas discussed by Roman Jakobson such as intralingual and intersemiotic translation. We plan on celebrating the work of a wide range of scholars and translators such as Michael Cronin, Moira Inghilleri, and many others. We seek proposals dealing with translation as a diverse set of practices, a dynamic field of study, and a set of complex networks that affect our lives. Once again, we are open to a variety of interests, but for this year, we are especially interested in proposals on the theme of “Translation in Action.”

Bible and Contemporary Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 11:00am
Postscripts -- Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 1, 2025

Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts, Cultural Histories, and Contemporary Contexts, one of the major global publications exploring the reception history of religious texts, is making plans for a special issue devoted to the Bible and Contemporary Fiction

I will serve as the guest editor.

I hope to feature 4-6 essays (8000 words each, including references) on how biblical patterns, themes, and trajectories surface in works of contemporary fiction, broadly construed, from the non-western as well as western world.

The Nuclear Age, Redux: Forms and Modes of Environmental Change

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 8:10am
Lena Pfeifer (University of Würzburg), Annika Schadewaldt (Leipzig University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 12, 2024

The last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in the nuclear – as both material reality and cultural phenomenon. On the one hand, the war in Ukraine has evoked memories of the Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushima (2011) disasters besides displaying the extent of globally dispersed nuclear weapon proliferation since the end of the Cold War. On the other hand, politicians and economists are debating nuclear technology as a sustainable alternative to carbon-intense and fossil-based forms of energy. At the same time, popular texts such as the Oscar-winning movie Oppenheimer (2023) indicate a renewed fascination with nuclear capabilities and post-apocalyptic scenarios. Have we entered a new nuclear age, or have we never truly been post-nuclear?

Replacement Chapter for Collection in contract: Imperial Debt: Colonial Theft, Postcolonial Reparations

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 8:54pm
Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Dear Colleagues:

My forthcoming collection, Imperial Debt: Colonial Theft, Postcolonial Reparations, is in contract and due out late 2024 / early 2025. 

Please review the original CFP for the book, copied below, and let me know if you have work that would be appropriate for it and fits within the rubric of the book (see below).

Full chapters needed by end of June, early July 2024. I will respond right away to any and all inquiries. Please email me to let me know of your interest and that you plan to submit a chapter: maureen.fadem@gmail.com

Thank you considering this important project--my very best,

Call for book chapters on The Father in the Diasporic Literatures of America

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 4:38pm
Hamid Masfour/ Dept.English,Faculty of Arts and Humanities,Sultan Moulay Slimane University,Beni Mellal,Morocco
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Call for Book Chapters 

Title:  The Father in the Diasporic Literatures of America

Editor: Pr. Hamid Masfour

Dept. of English

Faculty of Arts and Humanities,Sultan Moulay Slimane University

Beni Mellal, Morocco

h.masfour@usms.ma

Deadline for abstract submission: July30,2024

Book Argument

Journal Symposium: Equity and Material Conditions in Access-Intensive College English Programs

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:38pm
College English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Teaching English in the Two-Year College and College EnglishSymposium“Equity and Material Conditions in Access-Intensive College English Programs”I feel like what we do and who we are is overlooked.

—Jason C. Evans, 2023 TYCA Conference Chair's Address

The perception that the work occurring in two-year colleges and reports of it in TETYC are relevant only to those spaces means that the new knowledge the journal offers can be overlooked, even when it clearly contributes to a larger disciplinary conversation. 

—Holly Hassel, Mark Reynolds, Jeff Sommers and Howard Tinberg, “Editorial Perspectives on Teaching English in the Two-Year College,” p. 332 

Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:38pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2024

 

November 7-9, 2024

Atlantic City, NJ

 

The Poetry and Poetry Studies area at the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) seeks creative and critical proposals for this year’s annual conference.

 

Muslim Counterpublics in the Indian Nation-state Public Sphere

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:38pm
Shahwar Kibria Maqhfi, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

This panel will explore the unfurling of the Muslim public in the Indian nation-state. We wish to discuss how the Muslim counter-publics narrativize dissent, distress, identity, and a sense of belonging and pride. It connects with notions of the Muslim as an ethical citizen, subject, witness, victim, and the other / outsider. Furthermore, is it possible to imagine a Muslim counter-public full of potential creativity in certain situations of loss and lacunae? We invite papers that explore the deep history and / or the contemporary imaginings of these entanglements from the vantage point of songs, music, literature, poetry, dastangoi, oral historiography, text, and cinema.

Tomb Raider at 30: The Legacy of Lara Croft (Emerald Publishers)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:38pm
Natalie Le Clue
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

In the world of Tomb Raider adventure awaits around every corner, waiting for the extraordinary to be uncovered. This has been the story of Lara Croft for nearly 30 years. Recent announcements regarding the upcoming live-action series by Amazon Prime (Maas & Otterson, 2024) and an officially redesigned character hinting at a new game release (Dinsdale, 2024) have thrust Tomb Raider back into the forefront of mainstream public consciousness. Since its inception in 1996, fans of the game series and the iconic Lara Croft have embarked on a journey together, solidifying her status as one of the most iconic game characters ever created.

Superheroes and Disability on Screen: Intersectional Perspectives on Super-Bodies and Super-Identities as Politicized Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:38pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology and Katie Ellis, Curtin University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

The editors of the volume are calling for chapter abstracts for a volume focused on the representation of disability in superhero film and media, with a particular focus on intersectional discourses of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, power, and beyond. The volume will provide perspectives on the growing field of superheroes and disability by placing a specific focus on screen representations. As such, the collections will engage with critical debates over super-identities and super-bodies as politicized spaces in the 21st centuries. 

Crossed Borders, Changed Lives: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Twenty-First Century Young Adult Immigrant & Refugee Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:37pm
Deborah De Rosa @NIU University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Crossed Borders, Changed Lives: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Twenty-First Century Young Adult Immigrant & Refugee Literature seeks scholarly and artistic articles for publication in a collection that focuses on depictions of images of immigrants and refugees in American Young Adult (YA) novels published, preferably after 2001 (9/11).

 

Topics (not exclusive):

Loving to Unlearn: bell hooks, Critical Pedagogy and Affective Education

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:37pm
Harald Pittel / Leipzig University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2024

A Special Issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

Guest Editors: Victoria Allen, Harald Pittel and Garret Scally

 

Where can love (or any other emotion or affect) be found in educational theory and practice? Should feelings be schooled or unlearned?

Research in Education Curriculum and Pedagogy: Global Perspectives (forthcoming issue C4P)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:36pm
AT Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Research in Education Curriculum and Pedagogy: Global Perspectives (RECAP) [ISSN: 2977-1633] is a peer-reviewed, open access international journal to encourage scholarly dialogues and build a bridge between theory and practice. This journal serves as a forum for all relevant issues from a global perspective with a multidisciplinary approach and a portal for dissemination of outcomes. We invite submissions of original work from research, studies and insights from practice. The journal considers a broad range of topics related to education systems, policies and practices, changes and challenges to educational purpose and meaning.

Novels and Book History at MAPACA 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:33pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Novels and Book History, an area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, is currently accepting proposals for the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Atlantic City, NJ to be held November 7-9, 2024. 

This area welcomes all explorations of the novel and/or the history of the book as they interact with American and/or popular culture. Subjects include genre fiction, authors and authorship, literary time periods, cultures, settings, reading, publishing, media studies, bookishness, and representations of books/reading in other media. 

**Extended Deadline** PAMLA 2024 Panel: Fantasy and the Fantastic

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:33pm
Kristin Noone / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2024 Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024

**Extended DEadline - June 16**

Fantasy and the supernatural, broadly defined, shape many popular narratives and universes—from Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones, from World of Warcraft to The Witcher, from classical and medieval tales of monsters and dragons to the worlds of N.K. Jemisin, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Nnedi Okorafor, and Ursula K. Le Guin. As a genre, fantasy engages with questions of rhetoric, identity, and power in multiple ways, across media, subgenres, and cultural traditions; the enchantment of fantastic and supernatural narratives casts a persistent and global spell.

"Reader, I Met Him": First Encounters in Fiction (NeMLA panel, March 2025, Philadelphia)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:33pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Near the end of Jane Eyre, the title character famously says, “Reader, I married him.” It is a wedding her readers have expected and waited for, yet it comes after a rather inauspicious first meeting.

Fiction is full of first meetings. While a relationship’s apex or culmination might often be most memorable to readers, the initial encounter is also of special interest and significance to the story. Papers for this panel will explore fictional (or nonfictional) first meetings or initial encounters. Presenters may discuss a first meeting in light of the dynamics of the relationship’s development and/or ending, or presenters may choose to do a close reading that does not take into account the relationship’s future.

Future of the American Literary Archive (NeMLA)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:32pm
NeMLA 2025 (March 6-9, Philadelphia) / RALS (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

"The Future of the American Literary Archive" panel at NeMLA 2025 (March 6-9, Philadelphia) invites panelists to share archival discoveries in American literature while also engaging in broader methodological reflections on the state of archival research in the humanities. In the context of explaining their own archival work and/or pedagogy, panelists will discuss how archival research has been impacted—for better or for worse—by tectonic shifts in the US humanities landscape including technological developments (AI, digitization), declining undergraduate humanities enrollments, and calls for more public-facing humanities scholarship readable to a general audience.

Death and the Irish Diaspora

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:31pm
Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

Death and the Irish Diaspora
Special Issue of Éire-Ireland

Special-Issue Editors:
Chris Cusack, Radboud University
Sophie Cooper, Queen's University Belfast

Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies welcomes submissions for a Spring/Summer 2026 special issue on death and the Irish diaspora.

Snake Sisters in Literature and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:31pm
96th SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Although a monster with a head of swarming snakes, Medusa has been firmly embraced as a snake sister by more women. In her 1975 essay “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Hélène Cixous pioneeringly urges women to re-visit their mythological snake sister - Medusa - who has long been (mis)construed as ugly and sinful. Cixous writes, "You only have to look at the Medusa straight on to see her. And she’s not deadly. She’s beautiful and she’s laughing” (885). In current feminist terms, Medusa is often read sympathetically: “The ugliness she first experienced as an unjust punishment” is transformed into her greatest strength she “learned to use as a weapon” (Zimmerman 3).

CfP: Time after Time: On Cruising the Past, a special issue of GLQ

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:30pm
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

Call for Papers

“Time after Time: On Cruising the Past,” a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies

Co-Editors: Adrián Emmanuel Hernández-Acosta (Yale University) and Kris Trujillo (University of Chicago)

The Historicities of Securities and Peace

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:30pm
Centre for Studies of Conflict, Philipps University Marburg (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024

Zentrumstage 2024

The Historicities of Security and Peace

Philipps University Marburg (Germany)

October 9-11, 2024

Deadline for paper submission is June 16, 2024

Conference Topic

Girlhood and Menstruation, Special Issue of Peitho

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:30pm
Jen Almjeld
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Proposals for a Special Issue of Peitho, Summer 2025:

Girlhood and Menstruation            

 

Intercultural Conversations: Collaboration, Exchange and Transformation in Literary and Cultural Practices

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:29pm
Dr Aoileann Ní Éigeartaigh, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

This volume of essays would like to celebrate the role played by writers and other artists in initiating the kind of intercultural conversations necessary to transcend the political, geographical and cultural borders erected in the name of nationalism. The collection is based on a conference held on the theme in April 2024. I have a contract with a publisher and am looking for a final few essays to complete the collection.

 

First Forum 2024 – Infrastructure and Abstraction

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:29pm
First Forum – Graduate Student Conference of the University of Southern California, Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 14, 2024

 

FIRST FORUM CONFERENCE 2024 – CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

DIVISION OF CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

SEPTEMBER 27TH AND 28TH 

Infrastructure and Abstraction

 

“The immaterial has become… immaterial.” 

– Lord Cutler Beckett, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End 

 

Fantasy and Science Fiction area of Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:28pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Fantasy and Science Fiction area of Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) seeks papers for presentation at our annual conference this fall which will run as a hybrid conference from Thursday, October 3 – Saturday, October 5. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom, and in-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning at Nichols College, Dudley, Massachusetts. 

Technology and Film Labour: Crafting the Look of the Film

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:28pm
The Centre for Creative Technologies, University of Galway
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 17, 2024

The Centre for Creative Technologies, University of Galway
May 22nd and 23rd 2025

Technology and Film Labour: Crafting the Look of the Film
Investigating the impacts of technological change on below the line film labour.

Recent technological developments such as the widespread adoption of virtual production processes and the use of generative AI have had a transformative effect on film production workflows and below the line film craft. The relationships between production departments as well as the roles and functions of cinematography, production design, sound design costume, location and visual effects have all been affected by technological change.

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