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MLA 2025 Special Session - Collective Performance and Writing Since 1900

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:54pm
Alex Diaz-Hui
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

This session for the 2025 Modern Language Association conference focuses on collaborations among performers and/or writers in the 20th and 21st centuries. Papers on collective artmaking in film, theatre, performance art, music, and literature are welcome. Please send a 250-word abstract to adiazhui@princeton.edu

THE POLITICS OF REPRODUCTION: SURROGACY IN LITERATURE, FILM, VISUAL ART, AND SOCIAL MEDIA

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:53pm
Laura Lazzari, The Sasso Corbaro Foundation for the Medical Humanities (Switzerland) and Giulia Po DeLisle UMass Lowell
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

VIRTUAL GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM ON SURROGACY

THE POLITICS OF REPRODUCTION: SURROGACY IN LITERATURE, FILM, VISUAL ART, AND SOCIAL MEDIA

OCTOBER 25, 2024

African American Literature (Regular Session), SCMLA, New Orleans

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:53pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The regular session on African American Literature invites proposals for the 2024 in-person conference of the South Central Modern Language Association, in New Orlean, LA, from Sep. 19-21 (https://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/).

We welcome proposals related to any period or aspect of African American literature.

For consideration, please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and a brief bio to mchooper@pvamu.edu by March 15, 2024.

The Traveller's Tale. Emergent Forms and Minority Traditions

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:53pm
Université Clermont-Auvergne / CELIS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2024

Call for papers

The Traveller’s Tale. Emergent Forms and Minority Traditions.

 

Université Clermont Auvergne, France

 

 

November 14 and 15, 2024

 

MLA 2025: Adjunct by Any Other Name

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:52pm
MLA Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2024

University administrators often refer to contingent faculty in nameless, generic terms. This panel invites participants to share stories from contingency (including resourcefulness, creativity, and perseverance) to demonstrate the complexity of the people delivering university instruction.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 8 March 2024

Clark Barwick, Indiana U, Bloomington (mbarwick@indiana.edu )

MLA 2025: Hot Labor Season

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:52pm
MLA Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2024

In 2022, about 60% of the nearly 225,000 employees in the US who engaged in work stoppages were educators, researchers, and other academic professionals. We welcome strategies, stories, and advice from labor activism.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 8 March 2024

Lindsay Stephens, Black Hills SU (lstephens@olc.edu)

MLA 2025: (In)Visibility of Adjuncts

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:52pm
MLA Committees on Contigent Labor and Community Colleges
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Visible to students but invisible to faculty/administration for governance, pay, and benefits, this panel seeks papers defining issues and/or strategies to increase adjunct visibility providing substantive, long-term, meaningful change.

Send 200-word abstracts to: samo@uwsuper.edu & Amee.Schmidt@iavalley.edu

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 5 March 2024

Indigenous ARTivism in Latin America

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:52pm
Nicole Bonino / University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

If you are working on the artistic representation of the socio-cultural and political legacy of land dispossession and invisibility within the theoretical framework of postcolonial studies, send a 250-word abstract to this panel. All kinds of activist artworks are welcome: films, motion pictures, docuseries, plastic, textile, performance, music, paintings, literature, etc. Papers can be in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Timeframe: 19th-21st century. Submit your abstract through the MLA CFP section at: https://mla.confex.com/mla/2025/webprogrampreliminary/Paper26535.html

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2024

Cultures of Automobility

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:51pm
Joel Duncan / Off the Road
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

 Cultures of Automobility

University of Konstanz (Germany)

October 10-12, 2024

 

Keynote speaker: Lutz Koepnick (Vanderbildt University)

with additional speaker to be announced

Water and Childhood

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:27pm
JOCPC: Journal of Children in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

JOCPC is pleased to be working with guest editor Jack Anderson who is assembling a special edition of the journal for the Fall 2024 issue focusing on the figure of the child paired with the rich symbolism of water. We have kept the theme open-ended, and invite works across a wide range of disciplines where researchers are addressing the relationship between water and childhood. Investigations into the topic may include (but are not limited to):

 

MLA 2025: Twice-Sung Theatrical Tales: Reviving, Revising, Recovering, and Resisting Musical Texts

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:26pm
Shoshana Milgram Knapp/Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Subsequent productions (of opera and musical theatre) can reveal and/or challenge the heart and soul of the original texts. This session invites 250-word abstracts regarding cautionary failures, inspiring successes, and intriguing mixtures.

Lyrica (Affiliated Organization of Modern Language Association),  Modern Language Association conventioni. January 9-12 in New Orleans.

Call for Chapters – Cultural Depictions of the Stepmother: Literature, Stage, and Screen

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:26pm
Jo Parnell – Lexington Books
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Announcement: Call-for-Papers 

 

This call is for abstracts for a scholarly, international edited collection entitled, Cultural Depictions of the Stepmother: Literature, Stage, and Screen. Currently I am seeking a number of academics and professionals in the field who might like to send me an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the book. 

 

Deadline for abstract submissions:  April 30, 2024

 

Race and Yoga - 8.1 Open Issue (2024) CFP

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:26pm
Race and Yoga
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Race and Yoga Journal 8.1 (2024) - OPEN ISSUE

 

The Race and Yoga editorial board is currently seeking articles, personal narratives, interviews, book reviews, and creative works for the eight issue of the journal, to be published by December 31, 2024. Race and Yoga is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and international academic journal committed to critical examinations of the history, politics, and practice of yoga. For this issue, the editorial board is particularly interested in submissions that contend with relationships between yoga and contemporary crises.

 

Possible topics may include yoga in relationship to:

 

Call for Chapters: The Bible and Film

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:26pm
Jason W. Buel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Dr. Shane Thompson and I are inviting contributions to the edited volume The Bible and Film: Dialogues Across Disciplines. This collection is a novel approach to examining the Bible in/and film, bringing together scholars from Biblical Studies and Film Studies.

 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the Bible as it relates to:

 

- Animation

- Comedy

- Satire

- Epic

- Documentary

- Educational/Non-Theatrical films

- Propaganda 

- Film style

War, Nursing, Narrative (MMLA 2024 Conference)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:24pm
Douglas Dowland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Narratives of nursing during times of war are a reminder that, as Simone de Beauvoir wrote, “the body is not a thing, it is a situation.” Narratives construct these situations through seeing or denying the seeing of them. As Carol Acton and Jane Potter both note, “seeing… [is] an important metaphor for revealing what is hidden, especially what cannot be entirely comprehended or described, and articulating it to the writing self as well as bringing it to the attention of a public audience.” The narrative problems of nursing are those of seeing the situation of bodies and registering that situation at the level of language.

Crossing the Line: Sexuality and James Baldwin's Vision

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 12:42pm
Morgan State University-Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2024

Crossing the Line: Sexuality and James Baldwin's Vision

 

Morgan State University, the Benjamin A. Quarles Humanities and Social Science Institute, the Department of English and Language Arts, The James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts, and the

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGST) Program proudly announce the inaugural one-day WGST Graduate Symposium (WGST-GS).

 

Submission Deadline: Extended to March 4, 2024

Conference Date and Time: April 4, 2024 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Book Chapters: Class Conflict in 21st Century Science Fiction Film

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 9:04am
Cenk Tan & Mikail Boz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Call for Book Chapters

Class Conflict in 21st Century Science Fiction Film

Under Strong Interest by McFarland’s Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy series

Editors’ Introduction

The Fantastic for Children - Children in the Fantastic

updated: 
Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 4:47am
Inklings Society for Literature and Aesthetics e.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

“I write, not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.”
― George MacDonald

It is often easier for child characters to cross boundaries between reality and fantasy worlds, which frequently go unnoticed by adult characters. In fantasy stories, whether in literature or media for an adult or child audience, it is mainly children who discover portals into fantastic worlds. These child protagonists become redeemer figures and symbols of hope and overcome personal and global crises in those worlds, into which they are lured or called.

Beverly Lyon Clark Children's Literature Symposium

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 4:31pm
Wheaton College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

Despite being targeted at a younger demographic, children’s literature can teach many valuable things to adults. Reading children’s books can take us back to our childhoods and recapture the feeling of being filled with curiosity and imagination. It can help us to see things from the perspective of a child, and thereby help us to understand how children think. Researching these books and the methods employed by their authors can teach us about how children are viewed by adults, and what adults think is important to teach them through literature. Seeing the kinds of books children respond to and why can test the validity of views held by adults, and give us a sense of what they find valuable and engaging.

Saltburn (Emerald Fennell, 2023)

updated: 
Friday, February 23, 2024 - 9:16am
James Leggott
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Submissions are invited for a special journal issue centred on the film Saltburn (Emerald Fennell, 2023). Since its premiere on Amazon Prime, Emerald Fennell's film has generated an exceptional level of audience engagement within a media context where the increased presence of diversified media platforms and a drop in cinema attendance has effectively dispensed with the 'water cooler' moment of film consumption, with the exception of big budget studio franchises.

Psychoanalysis for Non-Fascist Life (MLA 2025 Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 1:02pm
Jay Garcia/ TC Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Which strands of psychoanalytic thinking might be activated today to both interpret contemporary forms of fascism – seen most readily in far-right movements and authoritarian politics but elsewhere as well – and offer avenues of thought and practice toward non-fascist formations?

 

This roundtable considers which literatures of psychoanalysis, broadly construed, are most relevant to the social and political circumstances of the present moment, with an emphasis on what recuperations of psychoanalytic thought could further projects of what Michel Foucault called “non-fascist life.”

 

My Impossible Soul: The Metamodern Music of Sufjan Stevens

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 12:49pm
Tom Drayton & Greg Dember
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1st 2024

My Impossible Soul: The Metamodern Music of Sufjan Stevens

Edited by Dr Tom Drayton, Greg Dember, Dr Joshua Busman and Dr Maren Haynes Marchesini

 

Iperstoria no. 24: "Anglo-American Digital/Electronic Literature: Theories, Forms and Practices"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:52am
Andrea Pitozzi, University of Bergamo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Anglo-American Digital/Electronic Literature: Theories, Forms and Practices

Iperstoria - Journal of American and English Studies no. 24 – Call for Papers Fall 2024 

 

Editors:

Andrea Pitozzi, Università degli Studi di Bergamo

Mario Verdicchio, Università degli Studi di Bergamo

 

Time and Temporality in Neoliberal Aesthetics | ASAP15 (New York)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:52am
ASAP15
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

This panel will consider how neoliberalism shifts conceptions of time and temporality, especially in how they relate to aesthetics. We invite papers that engage critically with contemporary works of art and literature to ask how they represent time, and/or how shifting conceptions of time and temporality relate to aesthetic consumption and interpretation.

Second Call for Papers: Language, Literature, and Dialogue

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:51am
Faculty of Foreign Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Faculty of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce that its 13th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies will be held on 24 and 25 May 2024. The topic for this edition of our annual conference is

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND DIALOGUE

We are also proud to announce two of this year’s four keynote speakers:

M. G. Sanchez, a Gibraltarian author and academic, will deliver a lecture titled “Dialoguing with the Ghosts of the Past: Engaging with Gibraltarian History in the Novels Jonathan Gallardo and Marlboro Man

Theorizing "Twinks" in Literature, Culture, and Cinema | MLA 2025 (New Orleans)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:51am
Rahul Sen (Tufts University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

What is queer theory's relationship to the "twink"? This panel welcomes submissions that use different theoretical routes to interrogate the figure of the "twink" as a type, as a form, as an aesthetic, as a category of masculinity, and so on. 

The poetics of early modern scientific poetry

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:51am
University of Bayreuth, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2024

Conference: The Poetics of Early Modern Scientific Poetry

28―30 November, 2024 – University of Bayreuth, Germany


Inaugural conference of the international AHRC/DFG research consortium,
Scientific Poetry and Poetics in Britain and Germany, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

(University of York; Anglia Ruskin University; University of Marburg; University of Bayreuth)


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