Faculty of Foreign Languages is pleased to inform you that due to increased interest we have extended the abstract submission deadline and shall be able to accept abstracts until 15 March 2023.
The Maritime Music & Tradition Society seeks proposals for papers in Ethnomusicology, Music, Folklore, History, Literature, or other appropriate disciplines that address any aspect of music or verse of the sea, rivers, or inland waters from the Age of Sail until the present for a Symposium on the Music of the Sea to be held June 9 in Essex, CT. 2023 Symposium on the Music of the Sea – Connecticut Sea Music Festival (ctseamusicfest.org)
Update: The submission deadline for proposals has been extended to March 31, 2023.
The Board of Board Game Academics (BGA) is pleased to announce that we will hold our first annual academic conference. BGA is a new journal and conference dedicated to the exploration of critical issues within the distinct yet overlapping communities of tabletop board and role-playing games.
While these communities are expanding, players, creators, and scholars of tabletop board and role-playing games have traditionally been late to addressing and including diverse representations and perspectives.
This working group considers what it means to teach the humanities in a rooted, regional context. What do we mean by emplaced humanities? What tools or methods can we use? 250-word abstract & CV.
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 15 March 2023
Literary, theoretical, and philosophical engagements with “the everyday” have a broad, transhistorical scope—from stoic philosophy to canonical hours, or medieval books of precepts; from Locke and Kant in the eighteenth century to Wittgenstein, Austin, and the ordinary language philosophy of the early twentieth century; from Henri Lefebvre and Michel de Certeau to Toril Moi and Stanley Cavell; from considerations of the realist novel of the nineteenth century to the modernist novel of the twentieth (and beyond).
CALLING ALL CONVERSION-THERAPY SURVIVORS
Are you a conversion-therapy survivor and want to share your experience so that this debunked and dangerous practice doesn’t happen in the future? Individual stories are powerful and have much potential to personalize the often-misunderstood practice of conversion therapy.
Whether or not you have formal training in writing or storytelling, I want to hear from you! I am putting together an edited volume of stories about conversion therapy as told by survivors themselves.
This year, MMLA’s general call questions what the academy “owe[s] democracy,” namely how academics engage with shared truths. In keeping with the general call, the Religion and Literature permanent section invites proposals that examine how authors interrogate institutionalized systems of belief.
Those aspiring to be on the panel should feel empowered to offer proposals that interpret the concept of religion rather loosely by potentially including the academy as an institution of belief. Maintaining a broad interpretation of religion to include all intersections of faith, folklore, belief, and literature, expressions of belief may include creeds, mottos, mission statements, the constitution, charters, manifestos, doctrines, etc.
Call for Papers - International Workshop: Relationality and More-Than-Human Storytelling
July 13-15, 2023, University of Augsburg, Germany
Title: Bodies, Bodies, Bodies: Theorizing Complex Embodiment
Conference: MLA 2024, in Philidelphia, PA, January 4th to 7th, 2024
MLA ID #: 22876
From Wine Moms to QAnon: The Violence at the Heart of White Women’s Wellness Culture
The field of narrative medicine recognizes that stories articulate the language of the body. Rita Charon, the founder of the field of narrative medicine, brought both patient and practitioner to a fuller recognition of stories as a source of medical insight and intervention: stories that may take shape in words but originate through bodily drives. Drawing lessons from psychoanalysis about “attention, drives, and relationships,” she reminded us that the nineteenth-century photographs of hysteria captured images of bodies telling stories not yet spoken.
In Passage : The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the journal of the Department of English of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria), seeks essays in English or French for its sixth issue, to be released in December 2023.
All the contributions should either be written in English or discuss questions that relate to the English-speaking world. They should fit within the broad scope of texts and mobility and their interconnectedness in the fields of literature, linguistics, and translation, among others.
- Travel literature and intercultural contact.
- Exile in literature
- Literary genres and movements
Apocryphal Technologies: An Archeology of Spurious and Nefarious Techniques, Devices, Practices, and Beliefs (edited collection; proposal deadline: May 15, 2023)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Reading Tolkien in the 21st Century
(7–8 September, 2023 – University of Bonn, Germany)
we are excited to announce that this year’s conference will be held at Il Fuligno – Montedomini in Florence, Italy, June 21-24, 2023. There will be an optional post-conference excursion to Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti in Tuscany on June 25. The event is sponsored by The PsyArt Foundation. Visit our
In his discussion of the socio-ecological crisis of capitalism, Jason Moore dismisses the theoretical tendency to describe ‘twin’ social and environmental crises, arguing that ‘these are in fact a singular process of transformation that today we call a crisis’ (2011: 136). The 2023 Territorial Bodies: World Culture in Crisis conference proposed the notion of ‘territorial bodies’ as an analytical tool for addressing the singular socio-ecological crisis further.
Coalition of Women in German Annual ConferenceNovember 2-5, 2023 in Portland, OregonPoster Session The poster session allows scholars to employ audiovisual forms to initiate conversations about intersectional feminist issues in their research, teaching, and activism. Submissions have taken the form of traditional posters, PowerPoint presentations, short films, websites, dioramas, installations, interactive experiences, etc. “Posters” can address a variety of topics, such as pedagogy, literature, film, cultural studies, history, and politics. Be creative, discover a new approach to your work, and gain valuable feedback in real time.
The Irish Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Forum invites proposals for a guaranteed roundtable at MLA 2024 (4-7 January) in Philadelphia, PA.
This roundtable considers points of collision, comparison, and friction in the diasporic literary and cultural histories of the Global South and Ireland. How have different legacies of conquest, occupation, and resistance determined understandings of belonging to knowable communities? In turn, how have distinct practices and experiences of diaspora helped to effect specific forms of identity, affiliation, and tendency? And how have literary and cultural works served to articulate these relations into the fraught present?
Signum University Press is pleased to announce a call for papers in honor of the 50th anniversary of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride, to be released in 2024 and edited by Faith Acker and Maggie Parke. We welcome papers by experienced and renowned or young and emerging scholars, of all nationalities, genders, identities, and colors. Interested contributors may submit a 500-word abstract in English by 1 April 2023 to email@example.com. Full drafts of maximum 10,000 words will be due by 1 October 2023.
RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
66th Annual Conference
Saturday, 23 September 2023
We are pleased to announce a call for papers for our 66th Annual Conference, to be held at the University of San Diego.
CALL FOR PAPERS
How can we harness of the power of Black joy? How have Black thinkers, scholars, and artists turned their attention to forms of Black happiness as a critical and necessary affectual response to the logics of Black death? How can we describe—and make meaningful—the radical potential of Black happiness and joy as antidotes to the overwhelming logics of Black death and destruction? While keeping in view the manifold ways Black life is denigrated, devalued, and destroyed, this panel seeks to explore representations of Black bliss, tenderness, pleasure, jubilation, mirth, and exhilaration.
What is your first thought when hearing someone is “sexy”? What images spring to your mind? Why and how? Do you relate it to bodies, desires, genders, or sex? Do you think “sexiness” is a kind of “sexism”? Or are you trying to deconstruct this association and find more possibilities to open our senses?
We’re soliciting work in three categories:
-Literary analysis using Feminist Theory and Gender Studies
e.g. Reading Chang Xiao-Hung’s Fashioning Modernity
- Reviews of mass media, films, literature, etc.
e.g. The representation of sexiness in K-pop music
e.g. Voguing category: sex siren
e.g. short stories reconceiving sexiness
CFP: edited collection -- Disability and the Vampire
Dr. Brooke Cameron (Queen’s University), Peadar O’Dea (Maynooth University) and Adam Owsinski (Charles Darwin University) invite proposals for chapters that explore the connections between vampires and disability, from history to modern cultural and popular representations.
Deadline ending soon! Proposals due March 3rd.
Craft Critique Culture Conference: Emerald-Colored Glasses: An Environmental Vision
Call for Papers
The University of Iowa English Department invites proposals for its 2023 Annual Conference, Craft Critique Culture, to be held in person in Iowa City, IA.
Event Dates: April 20-22, 2023
CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections of critical and creative approaches to writing both within and beyond the academy.
The English Graduate Student Society's Annual Spring Conference: Recovery
For over a decade, this interdisciplinary conference-proudl hosted by Florida Atlantic University's EGSS- has celebrated creative & scholarly work by graduate students in the South Florida area. We invite grad students to submit a proposal for any work, be it critical or creative, that they might like to present via conference format.
Presentations will be held both in person and on Zoom the weekend of April 20th.
The present realities of decolonization, immigration, and refugee migration require critical enquiries into the provision of liberal studies in higher education. The aims and methods of liberal education as a pedagogical exercise and a cultural practice need to be examined within the dynamic intellectual, social, economic, and political contexts created by today’s unprecedented movement of peoples and intersections of cultures. Variously seen as forced migration, exile, dislocation, statelessness and even environmentally induced displacement, the Global refugee crises present multilocational and multilayered challenges.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Environmental Racism and Environmental Casteism: African American and Indian Dalit Literature
We are delighted to announce a one-day colloquium on the topic of Otherness. The event will take place on Friday, the 26th of May 2023 at the University of Sheffield.
Our Keynote Speaker is Dr Maisha Wester.
Topics could include (but are not limited to):
The Review of English and American Literature
Call for Papers
Special Issue: The Plantationocene
Deadline for Submissions: April 10, 2023