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Marilyn Monroe as 20th Century Reader and Writer - 2025 MLA Special Session (New Orleans, LA - Jan. 9-12)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:48pm
Onur Ayaz & Alessandra Occhiolini
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

This is a Special Session proposal for MLA 2025. We invite papers that broadly explore any aspect of Marilyn Monroe including:

+ Reading Marilyn Monroe reading literature, poetry, etc.

+ Monroe and adaptation in literature, film, and cinema

+ Speculative readings of Monroe in popular culture

+ Her posthumous publications

+ Monroe's reception as writer in mainstream vs. academic circles

See below for the full title, the call, and contact information.

Off The Camera, On The Page: Marilyn Monroe as 20th Century Reader and Writer

Cultural Networks in the U.S.: Past and Present Challenges (Student Conference)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:48pm
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 16, 2024

The American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest

invites proposals for its annual student conference on the topic

 

Cultural Networks in the U.S.: Past and Present Challenges 

to be held at the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission 

(2, Ing. Nicolae Costinescu St, Bucharest)

on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

 

Water in Legend and Tradition

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:47pm
Folklore Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 7, 2024

Don’t be a wet blanket, come to our two-day conference on Water in Legend and Tradition, to be held on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September as the eighteenth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society, in the medieval grandeur of St Peter’s by the Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich IP4 1BF. Whether you’re into holy wells or woe waters, hauntings or hydromancy, we’d like to hear from you. Contributions are welcome on eerie ponds, inland mermaids, canal culture, early spas, baptismal customs, lake monsters, and the lore of fords, falls, fountains, floods and fishpools. Anyone can join us – folklorists, healers, hydrologists, bargees, dowsers and storytellers.

NEPCA 2024 - Storytelling and Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:47pm
Kristi Gatto / NEPCA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The 2024 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall 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

MLA 2025 Generative AI: Creativity and Harm (guaranteed panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:47pm
MLA's TC Digital Humanities Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

Generative AI promises to revolutionize many facets of social and economic life. The creative power of generative machine learning has been held up as a tool that will transform the work of artists and creators. Yet generative models have also been implicated in the unfair use of intellectual property, the propagation of existing social biases, and the facilitation of a wide range of disruptions to an already precarious labor market.

This guaranteed panel will address the ethical issues of generative AI, focusing on the overlap between creativity and harm. How can the literary humanities help foster an ethics for creativity in the age of generative AI?

 

Visons and Revisions of National Identity [MLA 2025]

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:47pm
Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

Visions and Revisions of National Identity

The Langston Hughes Society at MLA 2025

New Orleans, Louisiana

January 9-12, 2025

PAMLA 2024 Panel: Gothic

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:47pm
Melanie A. Marotta / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2024 Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

With the advent of 2021, there has been a perceptible shift in gothic focus. Viewers have been treated to network hauntings – CBS’ Ghosts (USA) and GhostsUK, cinematic –The Voyage of the Demeter, and streaming – The Fall of the House of Usher. This year marks the 215th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth and the 175th anniversary of his death in Baltimore. In February, Dr. Martens released its gothic line of footwear.

Graduate Student Conference, “Porosity”

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:46pm
Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Graduate Student Conference, “Porosity”

Oct. 25-26th, 2024

Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 

Keynote Addresses

Dr. Jinying Li, Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University

Dr. Reginald Jackson, Associate Professor of Premodern Japanese Literature and Performance at the University of Michigan

 

Call for Papers: Porosity

PAMLA 2024: Indigenous Cosmologies in Virtual Realms: Video Games and Multimodal Storytelling

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:45pm
121st Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Indigenous scholar and game developer Jason Edward Lewis has argued that the involvement and agency of Indigenous communities in the video game industry allow Indigenous artists and creatives to “stake out our own territory in a common future” (Lewis, 2014). After Lewis, and in light of the meteoric increase in video games titles and other works of digital media by, about, and for Indigenous communities, this session will explore the intersection of Indigenous cultures and cosmologies, storytelling, and video games.

Science and Technology Area

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:45pm
North Atlantic Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

This area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association encourages paper submissions that explore the relation of science and technology to popular culture and American culture, with science and technology broadly defined. We are particularly interested in putting science, technology, culture, and the humanities in conversation with one another. How are science and technology represented in popular culture? How do we use popular culture to understand science and technology? And how do we use science and technology to understand narratives, art, and culture?

Saving Literary History

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:45pm
Samuel Cohen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

This session considers the place of literary history in English curricula as departments face staffing, funding, and enrollment challenges, asking whether we should continue to teach literary history and, if so, how. The shrinking pains many departments are experiencing, caused by faculty losses and enrollment declines, are making it difficult for them to retain curricular elements that center literary history, such as historical survey courses and period distribution requirements. Alongside these changes are trends in literary study that deemphasize attention to literary history in favor of other modes and objects of study. Possible speaker topics:

--whither literary history

Invisibility: Languages of the Margin, Stories of the Voiceless

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:44pm
2025 MLA Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

This panel aims to discuss how contemporary global Anglophone/multilingual writers are dismantling the hegemony of lingua franca and making marginalized tongues visible and unheard stories heard.  Topics may address, but not limited to: 1. Multilingual writings of postcolony2. Translation and politics of lingua franca3. Language and trauma4. Linguistic identity in global Anglophone literature.5. Linguistic identity, linguistic attrition.6. Language policies and Anglophone literature of postcolony.  Submit 250-300 words abstract  and 50-100 words bionote to namratadeyroy@gmail.com  

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 25 March 2024

 

 

CFP Preternatural in Popular Culture (6/15/2024; NEPCA Online and Dudley, MA 10/3-5/2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:44pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Call for Papers: Preternatural in Popular Culture

Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association 

2024 Annual Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association 

Nichols College (Dudley, MA) and Zoom, 3-5 October 2024

 

Proposals due by 15 June 2024

 

The Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) invites submissions under the general theme of the Preternatural in Popular Culture.

 

Workshop: Women and Crime Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:44pm
Alan Mattli & Olivia Tjon-A-Meeuw, University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Women and Crime Fiction

Workshop at the University of Zurich, 7-8 June 2024

Organised by Dr. Alan Mattli and Dr. Olivia Tjon-A-Meeuw

Intersections of Breast Cancer and Academic Identity

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:43pm
Wendy Anderson (University of Minnesota)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 12, 2024

Critical Perspectives on the Intersection of Breast Cancer and Academic Identity Abstract Proposal

CFP: ISECS Early Career Scholars’ Seminar Diasporas in the Long Eighteenth Century Universitat de Barcelona, 8-12 July 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:39pm
ISECS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

The International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites early-career scholars active in eighteenth-century studies to apply to take part in the ISECS ECS seminar, to be held over one week in central Barcelona. The Seminar, which is held yearly, is known for its role in fostering and consolidating scholarly vocations in eighteenth-century studies, as well as for attracting participants from all around the world. The 2024 seminar, to be chaired jointly by Dr John Stone (Universitat de Barcelona) and Prof Fernando Durán (Universidad de Cádiz), will be sponsored by the Spanish association for eighteenth-century specialists, the Sociedad Española de Estudios del Siglo XVIII.

Unmasking America: Comparative American Studies Special Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:39pm
Rachael McLennan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

During the Covid-19 pandemic, responses to the injunction to ‘wear a mask’ reflected tensions over attitudes towards individual freedoms, or lack of, in American culture. For some, masks limited the spread of the virus. They protected the individual and (or over?) others. For some, masks were ineffective medically, and / or an intolerable intrusion into individual rights. Wearing a mask might signify that an individual took the virus seriously and heeded the state (via medical advice, scientific expertise and laws); refusing to wear one might indicate the opposite. Paradoxically, but no less powerfully, for some mask wearing itself presented unexpected freedoms; from the pressure to engage in social norms, to smile for strangers.

ASAP 2024 Conference Panel: "Necessary Community: Black Feminist Friendships and Organizing"

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:38pm
ASAP 2024 Conference: "Not a Luxury"
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 17, 2024

The ASAP conference theme “Not a Luxury,” (10/17-10/19 in New York City) borrows Audre Lorde’s assertion that in times of crisis, poetry and creative expression are not extraneous to survive but necessities. Known for her community building and work with Kitchen Table Press, Lorde positioned her sense of self as developing from and within her social and artistic circles. This panel asks what contemporary  forms of community building--for example: edited collections, across-campus coalitions, unions, friend groups—are necessary for Black feminist survival and thriving in precarious times.

Spring 2024 CCAM Ultra Space Symposium: Adaptation/s

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:36pm
Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) at Yale
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Call for Proposals to the Spring 2024 CCAM Ultra Space Symposium: Adaptation/s Second Annual Printed Volume

Deadline: March 20, 2024, 11:59pm EST 

Apply here!

Application Instructions:

Disability in World Cinema: Translating Subjectivity

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 2:32pm
PAMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

This panel aims to address the question of the representation of disability in world cinema (fiction and documentary), while moving away from a purely historical approach that would primarily focus on the evolution of representation of disability to consider how Disability Studies have enabled us to reconsider the cinematic representations of disability. This panel hinges on the assumption that Disability Studies have given rise to a series of critical and theoretical tools, as well as to a renewed perception of disability that no longer sees it as a hindrance, but rather as a driving force for creation.

Movement Beyond Limit(s): SOAS CCLPS Postgraduate Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 2:27pm
SOAS, University of London Center for Languages, Cultures, and Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

Call for Submissions

Movement Beyond Limit(s): CCLPS Postgraduate Conference 2024

 

“We live in an age of movement. [...] which huge amounts of materials are now in wide circulation around the globe. There are more humans, circulating and consuming more [...] Portions of the planet are literally moving more quickly and more unevenly– around axes of gender, race, and class.” (Thomas Nail, “Forum 1: Migrant Climate in the Kinocene” 2019: 375)

 

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