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All That Remains Is Madness: An Examination of the Tragic Outcome for Women in A24 Films

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 4:06pm
Dr. Erica Joan Dymond / NeMLA 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Summary: MidsommarSaint MaudFalse PositiveHereditaryThe Hole in the GroundThe Witch, etc. All of these A24 horror films feature women in crisis. Most are struggling with their mental health, most are betrayed by their loved ones, most are literally or emotionally isolated, and most are victims of an uncaring world. In all cases, the films end with the physical or figurative destruction of woman. She is insane, incinerated, beheaded, broken, forever haunted ... The question remains, should viewers accept these endings? Should they be viewed exploitative or unnecessarily shocking? Or is there room to view these as a warning?

Emplotting Black Vindication as Literary Activist-Self

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 4:06pm
NeMLA Conference - March 6-9, 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

This panel includes various African American writers who used literature, art, history, or social scientific writings to oppose faulty presentations of an inferior tertium quid, i.e., subhuman capability. This panel welcomes review of writers and artists alike who endeavored through artistic, literary, historical, musical, filmic, or other means to contend with pseudo social scientific Untermensch designation. Writings and other media at various times and through varying genres and artistic forms, fashioned to make a case for full cultural and intellect parity.

Broadening Our Research Horizons: Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 4:06pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Our dependence on the past’s valuation of its own cultural products has become increasingly obvious in our ongoing interests in reshaping the canon and in decentering our humanities’  disciplines.  Certainly, the availability of digitized primary-source materials increases the range in newly available, even newly discovered texts.  However, our reliance on the digitized brings with it an obvious quandary as it can narrow the scope and constrain investigation of other exciting sources crucial to our scholarship but not deemed worthy of archiving.  They might be fragile, incomplete, or ill-preserved; they might be undocumented and uncatalogued.

Joyce Studies Annual Special Cluster James Joyce and Networks of Transnationality

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 4:01pm
Joyce Studies Annual
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

The transnational turn in modernist studies has helped generate important scholarly works— Modernist Fiction, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Community (Jessica Berman, Cambridge UP, 2001),  Geomodernisms: Race, Modernism, Modernity (edited by Laura Doyle and Laura Winkiel, Indiana UP, 2005), Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism Beyond the Nation (Rebecca Walkowitz, Columbia UP, 2006), The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms (edited by Mark Wollaeger and Matt Eatough, Oxford UP, 2012), Chimeras of Form (Aarthi Vadde, Columbia UP, 2016), and many other publications— over the last two decades which have examined how modernism transcends national borders and reveals the aporias of nationhood.

Transmedia Storytelling in K-Pop

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 3:09pm
Nicholas E. Miller, Ph.D. / MICDS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
https://rebrand.ly/cfp-transmedia-k-pop

I am excited to invite submissions for a new volume titled Transmedia Storytelling in K-Pop, which is under contract with Lexington Books—an imprint of Bloomsbury Books.

Unwrapping Christmas Through Arts-Based Research

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:39pm
London Arts-Based Research Centre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2024

Unwrapping Christmas Through Arts-Based Research: A Transdisciplinary Conference
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 30, 2024
Conference Dates: December 3-4, 2024
Location: online
Fees: £90 (non-members), £76.5 (LABRC members)
(Fees apply to both presenters and attendees)

 

Conference webpage: https://labrc.co.uk/2024/07/07/unwrapping-christmas/

 

Call for Papers

The Implications of Generative AI for Human Creativity, Originality—and Deception

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:39pm
Haoqing Yu
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Recent developments in generative artificial intelligence (AI) are currently transforming literary and visual studies—raising issues that range from copyright infringement; to human-computer interaction and collaboration; to the inspirations for human creativity. More broadly, this new technology can lead us to reconsider key issues in the fields of education, media, visual arts, music—and the future of the humanities.

Pedagogical Responses to Whatever's Happening Now (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:39pm
Joshua Gooch / NeMLA 25
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Humanities programs, and the writing programs often housed within, are under threat for reasons that are as much political as they are economic. It is not simply a question of whether humanities degrees or writing skills reward students with economic value or how much revenue humanities faculty bring to an institution, but of what humanities programs and writing classes teach: critical histories, texts that capture the perspectives of the oppressed, and how to think critically about complicated social, political, and historical events.

Family Abolition and Social Revolution: Theories of Social Reproduction Now (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:38pm
Joshua Gooch / NeMLA 25
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

The last twenty years have marked a wave of renewed interest in social reproduction theory, from the republication of work associated with the 1970s Wages for Housework campaign from theorists like Mariarosa Dalla Costa, Selma James, and Silvia Federici, to new works by Federici and a host of new thinkers focused on questions of social reproduction including Kathi Weeks, Nancy Fraser, Sophie Lewis, M.E. O’Brien, and Premilla Nadasen. Lewis, O'Brien, and Weeks have helped return attention to Marx and Engels's call for "the abolition of the family," and elaborated the history and scope of this demand for social revolution.

SEEKING: 1 chapter on race/postcolonialism -- Altered Animals: Posthumanism and Technology in 20th and 21st Century Discourse and Narratives

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:38pm
Monica Sousa (York University), Jerika Sanderson (University of Waterloo)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 9, 2024

We are seeking one (1) chapter contribution to Altered Animals: Posthumanism and Technology in 20th and 21st Century Discourse and Narratives (tentatively titled) to be published with Routledge as a part of their series "Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture." Specifically, we seek a chapter that addresses topics of race/postcolonialism in connection with the book's main scope. 

Abstract proposals of 300-500 words are due on August 9th. Please also include a biographical note including institutional affiliation (if any) of 150-200 words, and a bibliography with a minimum of 5 sources.

Convalescence in 19th- and 20th-century anglophone literature

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:38pm
Nantes Université & Daulat Ram College, Delhi University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2024

CFP Convalescence in 19th- and 20th-century anglophone literature

26-27 June 2025, CRINI, Nantes Université & Daulat Ram College, Delhi University

Organisers: Leslie de Bont, Aude Petit-Marquis, Sanna Melin Schyllert, Deepshikha Mahanta Bortamuly, Violina Borah

Reading Reading: Contemporary Literary Practices

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:37pm
Malaika Sutter and Sofie Behluli
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 6, 2025

We are constantly engaged in processes of reading. We read literary texts, historical sources, films and other media, political moods and affects, and shifting social formations. Amongst the plethora of reading strategies available to us, close reading is perhaps the most widely known and most accepted one in literary studies (cf. I.A. Richards and William Empson). Other approaches to texts include ‘paranoid’ and ‘reparative reading’ (Sedgwick 1997), ‘distant reading’ (Moretti 2000), ‘wide reading’ (Hallet 2010), and ‘surface reading’ (Best and Marcus 2009), to name just a few. More recent research has examined intermedial reading practices (Rippl 2015), the reading of affects (Brinkema 2014), and non/institutional readers (Emre 2017). 

Borders / Dialectics / Civility

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:37pm
Association for Philosophy and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2024

The APL conference will take place from 20th-22nd August 2025 at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:36pm
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2024

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous papers about texts from any time period and literary tradition. We are now accepting submissions for the Fall 2024 issue. Submissions are due by September 22, 2024.

Taking Exception: Adversarial Reading in Early Modern Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:36pm
RSA 2025, Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 2, 2024

Taking Exception: Adversarial Reading in Early Modern Culture

A Paper Panel for RSA 2025, Boston

Sponsored by the Yale Program in Early Modern Studies

 

CFP: "1775: A Society on the Brink of War and Revolution," April 10-11, 2025 at the Concord Museum

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:35pm
American Philosophical Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2024

The Concord Museum, the David Center for the American Revolution at the American Philosophical Society, and the Massachusetts Historical Society will hold a conference on April 10-11, 2025 on the theme “1775”. The conference will be convened at the Concord Museum and marks the 250th anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord. There will be opportunities for attendees to visit historic sites and view objects and collections significant to the Revolution.

Resurrecting Early Modern Women - CONFERENCE

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Description: Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own imagines Shakespeare’s plays being written by Judith, a fabricated sister of Shakespeare, who had escaped an arranged marriage, and turned playwright. Woolf’s text proposes that women need private spaces to write, but this view implies that women during the early modern period were not already prolifically writing, which is not true. Many women during the early modern period were writing and publishing texts across genre, often engaging in political, religious, and social discourse that attempted to revolutionize their societies.

CFP for The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:33pm
The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

The call for papers for the next general issue of the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (ISSN 20455852 , ONLINE ISSN 20455860) is now open. 

The deadline for submissions of full articles (5-6k words) is August 31 2024. The Journal is indexed in SCOPUS (among others), and its remit is broad and international. Please submit your articles for consideration (together with a short bio and institutional affiliation) to both Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell (lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nzand Dr Ashleigh Prosser (ashleigh.prosser@murdoch.edu.au).

Occult Detectives

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:33pm
Philip Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 29, 2024

CFP: Occult Detectives

 

Edited by Michael Goodrum, Kris Mecholsky, and Philip Smith

 

"Discipline and Freedom in Music and Literature" : 7th Biennial Conference of the Word and Music Association Forum

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:32pm
Word and Music Association Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

7th International Conference of the Word and Music Association Forum “Discipline and Freedom in Music and Literature” University of Cologne, 4 – 6 December 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 7th Biennial Conference of the Word and Music Association Forum (WMAF) will be hosted this year by the University of Cologne and its Slavic Institute. The mission of the WMA Forum is to provide a friendly and open space where emerging scholars interested in this domain of interdisciplinary study can meet, cooperate, and learn together with more experienced scholars. We warmly invite papers on the following topic:

“Discipline and Freedom in Music and Literature”

CFP Discourse, Grammar and Cognition

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:32pm
Journal Moara
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 5, 2024

The field of Cognitive Linguistics has aroused growing interest in discursive and descriptive language studies. Encompassing a variety of approaches that explore the interconnection between language and human cognition, this perspective has been crucial for understanding a range of linguistic phenomena.

In order to promote the exchange of ideas and research in this field, we invite national and international researchers to submit their original and unpublished contributions that address a variety of linguistic phenomena in usage situations, exploring the intersection between discourse, grammar and cognition.

We are particularly interested in articles that fit into the following areas:

Towards the History of a Heterodox Tradition in Analytic Philosophy: Transformative, Humanistic, Conversational

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:32pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

CONFERENCE - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Towards the History of a Heterodox Tradition in Analytic Philosophy:

Transformative, Humanistic, Conversational

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, March 20th – 21st , 2025

 

                                                          

Keynote Speakers:

Adrian William Moore (University of Oxford)

Naoko Saito (University of Kyoto)

 

Organizers:

Going Public

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:32pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

The Journal of the Midwestern Modern Language Association invites submissions for its fall 2024 issue on the 2023 MMLA convention theme of “Going Public.” The MMLA’s 2023 convention theme, “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy,” asked convention attendees to explore the following questions:

Migrant Institutions: The Impact of Postwar Newcomers on British Cultural Life

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:32pm
Institute of English Studies, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 16, 2024

Migrant Institutions: The Impact of Postwar Newcomers on British Cultural Life

Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Monday, 9 December 2024

 

The Institute of English Studies invites proposals for a symposium exploring the impact of postwar migration on British cultural institutions. This one-day event will be held at Senate House, University of London on December 9th, 2024.

 

(SCOPUS / ISI) SOAS GLOCAL AFALA 2024

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:31pm
University of South Africa and GLOCAL at SOAS University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

Date: 04-Dec-2024 - 07-Dec-2024
Location:  University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Contact Person: Nhan Huynh
Meeting Email: glocal@soas.ac.uk

Web Site: https://glocal.soas.ac.uk/afala2024/

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Aug-2024

Official Website: https://glocal.soas.ac.uk/afala2024/cfp/ 

New Perspectives on Bob Dylan and the Blues (Edited Volume)

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:31pm
David Polanski (Independent Scholar) & Robert Reginio (Alfred University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

A World Unknown: New Perspectives on Bob Dylan and the Blues (Edited Volume)

Deadline for abstract submission: September 15 2024

Staging Silence from Antiquity to the Renaissance

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:30pm
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 9, 2025

STAGING SILENCE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE RENAISSANCE

 

3–4 July 2025 / St John’s College, Cambridge

 

This two-day, in-person conference will explore developing traditions of silence in dramatic texts from antiquity to the Renaissance. Papers are sought from scholars across a range of fields, including classical reception, comparative literature, and medieval and/or early modern English literature. Topics may include:

 

-       mute characters and/or characters who never appear on stage;

-       characters who gain or lose the power of speech (welcoming perspectives e.g. from disability studies);

Indigenous Ecocriticism: Paradigm Shifts in Environmental Literature * 56th NeMLA Convention

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

The Environmental Humanities is currently experiencing an unprecedented influx of creative and critical works from writers of Indigenous literature. This literary revolution, closely linked to climate change and environmental discourse, is a contributing factor, and writers are at the forefront of this contemporary debate. This session offers a unique opportunity for presenters to contribute to a significant academic debate by exploring paradigm shifts in Indigenous environmental discourse. The works will delve into the intersection of gender, class, race, and the Anthropocene, offering a comprehensive understanding.

Women's Progress in African Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:30pm
Thomas Jay Lynn / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

From an early stage, the modern African novel has recognized the unjust challenges faced by African women. Even novels of the 1950's, such as Cyprian Ekwensi's People of the City (1954), bear witness to the difficulties that women face in transcending traditional norms as well as modern forms of objectification and exploitation. Even though these novels gesture to the need for better physical and societal realities for women, we may not find in the early novels a plan or vision of what exactly is needed for women to surmount various cultural hurdles and to fully actualize their potential in the modern realm.

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