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My Wild Heart Bleeds: 150 Years of Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla

updated: 
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 3:17pm
Romancing the Gothic Project
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

This year’s Romancing the Gothic online conference celebrates the ‘birth’ of Carmilla, one of the most enduring vampiric figures, re-written an re-imagined over the years in fiction, film, web-series, podcasts, animated series and RPGs. This conference focuses on and celebrates Carmilla and its legacy, particularly the sapphic reclamation and queer celebration of its main character.

The conference will be held online on 3rd September 2022.

This conference welcomes creative and critical papers on a range of topics connected to Carmilla, including:

Sheridan Le Fanu and his wider writings and legacy

The history of the (female) vampire

The queer Gothic and horror

Audiences, Huddled Masses, Riots: Depictions and Descriptions of Crowds in Literature (MLA 2023 Proposed Special Session)

updated: 
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 9:48am
Ashley Plack O'Donnell
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

This proposed special session for MLA 2023 invites abstracts on the depiction of crowds in literature of the eighteenth century and beyond. Please submit 250-word abstracts to ashley@strategistmarketing.com by March 8, 2022.

Please note that MLA 2023 is scheduled to take place in San Francisco, CA on January 5-8, 2023.

 

For more information, please see the listing on the MLA call for papers site:

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2023/webprogrampreliminary/Paper18975.html

*UPDATE* CONFERENCE DATES CONFIRMED: 9th & 10th June 2022. Borderlands: Postcolonial formations of connection and separation - conference 2022

updated: 
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 6:10am
University of Leeds and University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

***ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL ABSTRACT DEADLINE***

‘Borders. Everything begins with them, and all paths lead back to them. They are no longer merely a line of demarcation separating distinct sovereign entities. Increasingly, they are the name used to describe the organized violence that underpins both contemporary capitalism and our world order in general – the women, the men, and the unwanted children condemned to abandonment […] In fact, everything leads back to borders – these dead spaces of non-connection which deny the very idea of a shared humanity, of a planet, the only one we have, that we share together, and to which we are linked by the ephemerality of our common condition.’ - Achille Mbembe, Necropolitics, p. 99  

Southeast Asian History in Literature (MLA 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 6:42pm
MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic Forum invites submissions for a panel at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention on January 5–8, 2023 in San Francisco, California:

Southeast Asian History in Literature

Cornell EGSO 2022 Conference: Aspiration

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 4:49pm
Cornell English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 12, 2022

Cornell EGSO 2022 Conference: Aspiration

DEADLINE EXTENDED to SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022

Hybrid Conference April 15th-16th, 2022

Call For Academic and Creative Proposals:

 

It’s no coincidence that ‘aspiration’ means both hope and the act of breathing.

—Ted Chiang, “The Great Silence” 

Electric Literature, 2016

 

Modernism in Motion - extended deadline

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:18pm
ESSE 16 conference, Mainz, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for seminar presentation proposals at the 16th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) conference (Mainz, Germany, 29 August-2 September 2022)

Thatcher's Ministers

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:18pm
The Thatcher Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

THATCHER’S MINISTERS: Conference and Essay Collection

Conference to be held in central London on 23rd and 24th June 2022

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FRIDAY 15th APRIL 2022

This year’s Thatcher Network conference invites papers which consider the role that members of Margaret Thatcher’s cabinets played in shaping and delivering ‘Thatcherism’.

The conference, and the book project that will follow, will look beyond Thatcher as the dominant political figure of the 1980s and consider the significance of key ministers, like Michael Heseltine, Geoffrey Howe and Keith Joseph.

Sizing Up _The Chair_: a CALS "Unprecedented" Webinar (2/18)

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:17pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents

Sizing Up The Chair

Friday, February 18, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom

Register here.

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K-tboEe3Tv-t_b6iC8ve9A

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

2022 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:17pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

2022 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999
(Formerly Contemporary Studies)

Deadline for submissions: 

April 30, 2022

 

Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

contact email (for questions only, submissions must be made through the website): 

farrell@msoe.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2022

New Book Series: Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:15pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

A new book series has been established by Routledge, with a focus on popular culture. 

The Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series is looking for original and interdisciplinary monographs or edited volumes, which expand our understanding of popular culture as reflecting world challenges, contexts, and situations. The Series places a particular emphasis on evolutions and transformations within popular culture — with a focus on icons, narratives, practices, and identities — and aims to provide interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transmedia perspectives.

The editor of the series welcomes proposals for projects on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to): 

Eighteenth-Century Studies (ECS) Special Issue on Infrastructure Guest Editors: David Alff (University at Buffalo) and Jo Guldi (Southern Methodist University)

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:54am
Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

In recent years, growing numbers of humanists and social scientists have asked how societies provision basic amenities like potable water, waste disposal, rapid transit, and telecommunications. The resulting field of infrastructure studies extends critical attention to the environments we manufacture to gratify material need on a mass scale. Our special issue will consider what eighteenth-century studies brings to a multidisciplinary conversation that usually restricts its focus to the present.

MLA 2023 Special Session: The Aesthetic Sphere of the Pandemic

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:45am
Camelia Raghinaru/ Concordia U. Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

    This MLA 2023 panel invites papers that explore artistic responses to the pandemic, both in its global and localized dimensions, with a focus on experimental art. Send 200-word abstracts and bio to Camelia Raghinaru, Concordia U. Irvine (camelia.raghinaru@cui.edu) by Tuesday, 15 March 2022. The starting point for this call for papers is the Cinema-19 project (https://vimeo.com/437355512), which offers an aesthetic/experimental response to the pandemic.

Call for submissions

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:45am
Papers: Explorations Into Children's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 12, 2022

Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature journal is open now for new submissions. We welcome submission of research articles or critical reflections on creative writing and processes that explore creativity, the nature and processes of writing, or investigation of issues in writing for children and young people. Papers is a free, open-access online journal publishing critical research into children’s literature. Papers is fully-refereed and all submissions undergo a double-blind reviewing process by members of the journal’s international reviewing board. While the editors welcome articles on Australasian material, we do not limit Papers to articles only on Australasian works, or by Australasian scholars.

Nexus Grad Conference Roundtable "From Interrogation and Critique to Dreaming and Doing: Postcritical Futures in Literary Studies"

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:43am
University of Tennessee
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 21, 2022

In 2004, Bruno Latour published his seminal essay “Why Has Critique Run Out of Steam: Turning from Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern.” In the nearly twenty years following, there have been several literary scholars who have ruminated on this topic. We have since seen a rise of close reading (Heather Love, Sharon Marcus, S. Best) methodologies and theoretical frames regarding the usefulness (Rita Felski, 2008 and Sara Ahmed) of literature and literary studies. Yet, we still seem to be asking if what we do matters.

The Beats and Chicago/ The Beats, Open Topic

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:43am
John Whalen-Bridge/ Beat Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

The Beat Studies Association has space for papers on The Beats in relation to Chicago and for an open topic panel. Please send your proposal (title and a short paragraph) to John Whalen-Bridge at john.whalenbridge@gmail.com by end of day, 7 February 2022. 

"Representations of Business/Professional Communication in Popular Culture"

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:43am
William Christopher Brown, Association for Business Communication and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

CFP for the 2023 ABC MLA Panel:

"Representations of Business/Professional Communication

in Popular Culture"

Conference: Modern Language Association Convention

Location: San Francisco, California

Dates: 5-8 January 2023

Full name of organization: Association for Business Communication

Contact email: wbrown@midland.edu 

Due date for abstracts: 11 March 2022

Cultures of Modernity

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:41am
The Australasian Modernist Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Modernity is a cracked looking-glass, a double-edged sword. Michel Foucault describes modernity as a period acutely aware of itself as modern, determinedly engaged in reflecting on what it means to be of the moment, and self-consciously focused on presenting itself as new. But as Kirby Brown (Cherokee Nation) reminds us, formulations of the modern are equally formulations of the non-modern, since there is ‘no civilization without the savage, no modernity without the primitive, no modernism without tradition (or convention), no modern subject without its cultural, racial, temporal, geographic, and historical Other.

WIF at the MMLA, Nov. 16-21, 2022

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:41am
Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Call for Papers for Women in French

2022 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention

Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 16-21, 2022

 

I am pleased to announce the Call for Papers for WIF at the 2022 MMLA Convention (to be held in person November 16-21 in Minneapolis, MN). We welcome proposals that relate the study of French and Francophone women authors, the study of women's place in French and Francophone cultures or literatures, and feminist literary criticism to this year's theme: “Post-Now.”

How the Pandemic Permanently Changed Teaching (Guaranteed/Sponsored Session for MLA 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:41am
Heather Steffen / MLA HEP Teaching as a Profession Forum Exec. Cmte.
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

How has the pandemic permanently changed your teaching? How are we permanently changed as educators? This session addresses how teaching through the pandemic has changed scholars’ professional practices, pedagogies, or epistemologies.

 

Please  submit 250-500w abstract and a brief bio via email.

 

This guaranteed session for the 2023 Modern Language Association Convention is sponsored by the HEP Teaching as a Profession Forum Executive Committee. Accepted papers are guaranteed inclusion on the MLA 2023 program. If accepted, you must be or become an MLA member by April 1, 2022. 

Digital Adaptations

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:40am
Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

We are inviting articles (4-8,000 words) on topics relating to digital adaptations, especially remixing classics, from both theoretical and practice-based perspectives. The issue will be edited by Deborah Cartmell and Erin Sullivan.

Submission Deadline: 1 December 2022

Submit your work

https://academic.oup.com/adaptation/pages/General_Instructions

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:40am
European Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies) invites reviews of current books on topics relevant to American studies for publication in EJAS’ upcoming issues (vol. 17-18) due in 2022 and 2023.

Please send a review proposal (author, title, publisher, publishing date and place, number of pages), and CV (including the list of publications) to the book review editor, Dr. Kornelia Boczkowska (kornelia@amu.edu.pl). We accept proposals on a rolling basis.

Call for Papers | On Research Methods in Film Studies

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:40am
Diffractions (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 16, 2022

OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS ON RESEARCH METHODS IN FILM STUDIES
Guest Editors: Ekaterina Smirnova and Sara Magno

AASSC 40TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE: MAY 16 - 19, 2022

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:39am
Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (AASSC)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The fortieth annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (AASSC) will be held virtually from Monday, May 16–Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Virtual conference: After much deliberation, due to the uncertainty of ongoing and changing health restrictions, the AASSC executive has decided to again hold our 2022 conference online. Furthermore, it will take place independently of Congress 2022, which is also being held exclusively online. Further practical details about the conference’s virtual format will be available during the winter, but don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions in the meantime.

Extended Deadline: Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy (ACCSFF) 2022

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:39am
Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The 2022 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Friday and Saturday, June 3-4, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, one of the most important collections of fantastic literature in the world. 

We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:

    -studies of individual works and authors;
    -comparative studies;
    -studies that place works in their literary and/or
     cultural contexts.

Gendering Agency and Activism in Translation and Interpreting

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:39am
Exeter/Ferrara/Valencia Universities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

European Colloquium on Gender & Translation (5th edition) 

Gendering Agency and Activism in Translation and Interpreting 

 

University of Ferrara, Italy, 6-7 June 2022 

Call for Papers  

CFP International Conference "Cinematerialisms: New Materialist Approaches to the Audiovisual (Cinema, Media, Digital Arts)”

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:36am
Université de Paris (CERILAC & LARCA research laboratories, GERMAINE doctoral research group)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 9, 2022

Call for Papers – International Conference
English Version (version en français ci-dessous)

"Cinematerialisms: New Materialist Approaches to the Audiovisual (Cinema, Media, Digital Arts)”

Université de Paris (20-21 October 2022)

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