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Queer Temporalities and Nostalgias in Film and Television

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:36pm
SCMS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 28, 2022

We are trying to put together a panel proposal for the SCMS conference from April 12-15, 2023, in Denver. We are looking to supplement the papers we have already gathered with one or two more that deal with queer nostalgia/temporality in film/media. Please send an abstract of no more than 2500 characters and a bio (500 characters) to mstekl@stanford.edu and jennyme@stanford.edu

Reminder: BSA New Scholars Program deadline approaches...

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:34pm
Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 3, 2022

As a reminder, the BSA New Scholars Program deadline is September 3. If you were contemplating applying, but haven’t yet, we strongly encourage you to do so!  CFA: BSA NEW SCHOLARS PROGRAM (DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 3) The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program promotes the work of scholars new to bibliography, broadly defined to include the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of all textual artifacts.

Portrayals of Africans in Europe and the USA in Modern African Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Diverse African literary works portray the experiences of African characters in the United States and other Western nations. Such works include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers, and NoViolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names. What do such portrayals tell us about imagined ideas of Western opportunity and promise? What do these types of narratives reveal about shared and divergent outlooks and lifestyles in African and Western communities? What different kinds of political and gender-based experiences are dramatized in these works, and what are the similarities and differences between the views of such experiences by African and Western characters?

Distinctively Caribbean Cultures and Characters

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Caribbean poets, dramatists, and novelists have created a complex portrait of the Islands' cultures and characters. Certainly many of these characters' and cultures' traits resonate with those in other areas of the world. But what are some of the distinctive characteristics of Caribbean life in literatures of the Caribbean? How do historical, political, or folkloric legacies help us understand these distinctive traits? What are the liberatory implications of distinctly Caribbean characters, communities, environments, and folkloric motifs? Please submit 200-word abstracts through your new or previous user account by going to https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html and following the links.

Decoloniality, Gender, Equity & Diversity - International Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2022 - 9:32am
Coventry University / University of Johannesburg / Leverhulme Trust
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

3 – 4 November 2022

Venue: UJ Auckland Park, Kingsway Campus and Virtually

Coventry University in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Sociology calls for researchers, postgraduate students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and specialists in the fields of Decoloniality, Gender, Equity and Diversity to submit papers for a 1.5- day international conference. The conference will take place in-person (at UJ) and virtually and will be funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

50th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:43pm
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2022

50th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

 

February 20-21 (Virtual) – 23-25 2023

 

Featuring Keynotes by Stephanie Burt, Jennifer Egan, Merve Emre, & Fernando Operé

 

Societies in Residence at the LCLC include E. E. Cummings Society, International Lawrence Durrell Society, T. S. Eliot Society, Iris Murdoch Society, Charles Olson Society, International Harold Pinter Society & International Virginia Woolf Society

 

Water Justice and Urban Climate Resilience (NeMLA 2023)

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 1:48pm
Davy Knittle, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This NeMLA 2023 session will explore literary critical and environmental humanities methods for rethinking water justice and urban climate adaptation. We are interested in formal and informal relationships to water justice; representations of riverine and coastal cities; and readings of texts that help us consider governmental, private, and community-based strategies of water management. Topics might include representations of drought, flooding, toxicity and cleanup, water access, and water infrastructures.

New Routledge Companion to Global Women's Writing

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:55pm
Ina Seethaler / Coastal Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

We invite abstracts for chapters of previously unpublished and original work to be included in the new Routledge Companion to Global Women’s Writing, which is under contract to be published in July 2024 as part of the Routledge Literature Companions series.

The Many Fortunes of the Courtier: The Resilience of Castiglione’s Cortegiano

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30th, 2022

54th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Annual Convention

at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, New York

Special Discussion Panel:

 

The Many Fortunes of the Courtier:

The Resilience of Castiglione’s Cortegiano

March 23-26, 2023

 

Call for Special-Issue Proposale

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:54pm
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

Digital Humanities

Film

Literary Translation

Print Culture

PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors’ schedule.

Fantasy Goes to Hell: Depictions of Hell in Modern Fantasy Texts

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:53pm
The Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 

Call for Papers

Fantasy Goes to Hell: Depictions of Hell in

Modern Fantasy Texts

 

A Mythcon Online Winter Seminar (28 January 2023)

and Special Issue of Mythlore (Fall/Winter 2023)

Chairs/Editors: Janet Brennan Croft and Erin Giannini

 

Deadlines:

Proposals for the seminar: November 15, 2022

Submissions for the special issue: May 15, 2023

 

CFP: Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture Area of the PCA/ACA

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:53pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2023 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

RHETORIC, COMPOSITION AND POPULAR CULTURE AREA
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: PAPERS OR PANELS

For information on the Popular Culture Association as well as complete and current conference details, see https://pcaaca.org/conference/2023

Resisting Extinction in Contemporary Italian Literature, Cinema & Media Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:51pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The environment is still being shaped by anthropocentric acts, facing continuous destruction, and reverberating catastrophic effects on numerous species, including humans both as individuals and as communities. This panel wants to contribute to the ongoing debate about the necessity to improve the human relationship with the environment, with nature, and the need for a significant, long overdue change of the current course of action. The ongoing unscrupulous devastation can lead to extreme outcomes such as extinction, announcing the termination of numerous representations of life in various forms. Yet, a strong resistance to this threat can be encountered in various contexts and is defined in disparate ways through diversified means of communication.

"Dealing with the Devil: The Faust Motif"

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:51pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Papers for this 2023 NEMLA Conference roundtable need not involve actual deals with the devil, though such papers are welcome. The session will explore works in which a character or multiple characters engage in an activity or agreement that puts them at risk or compromises them without their anticipating or possibly understanding the full consequences or their lack of control over them. There might be a paper on Marlowe’s version of the Faust tale; there might also be a paper on Breaking Bad. There might be papers on film noir and/or the novels that inspired the films, or The Godfather.  What drives characters to make such choices?   Is it for wealth or power or something more noble or desperate?

2023 GCWG

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 12:32pm
Global Conference on Women and Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Global Conference on Women and Gender

To be held in person March 16-18, 2023

This interdisciplinary conference on Women and Gender brings together participants from all academic fields to engage in wide-ranging conversations about education as a catalyst for freedom and transformation. Contributors are encouraged to consider education in the diversity of its forms, and how “traditional” and/or “alternative” models, both inside and outside of the classroom, intersect with the politics of gender. What are the social, economic, and intellectual consequences of denying women and marginalized communities access to education? Alternatively, how may education serve as an act of resistance to systems of oppression throughout the world?

Emily Dickinson

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 12:01pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 5, 2022

The Emily Dickinson International Society panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention (in Jacksonville, Florida, November 11 to 13) invites submissions on any aspect of Dickinson's writing. Abstracts addressing the conference theme ("Change") are especially welcome. By September 5, please submit an abstract, a brief bio or CV, and any A/V requests to Dr. Trisha Kannan at trisha@concisionmatters.com.

Call for Contributions to Notes from the Field (TPS Collective): Fall 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:35am
Notes from the Field (TPS Collective)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is now accepting submissions about teaching with primary sources for three series of peer-reviewed blog posts: “Public-Facing Scholarship and Outreach,” “Internships and Long-Term Student Project Management,” and “Accessibility and Access in the Primary Source Classroom.”  These series are intended to highlight a broad range of voices from all sectors of the TPS community.

Series One: Public-Facing Scholarship and Outreach

Liquid Blackness CFP - "Informalisms"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:30am
Corey Couch / liquid blackness
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

CFP—“Informalisms

liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies issue 8.1, Spring 2024

ACLA 2023 Seminar: "Symbolic Animals: On Representation"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:30am
Alya Ansari, Liam Kruger
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

In a germinal essay of literary study, W.J.T. Mitchell observes that the human, “for many philosophers both ancient and modern, is the “representational animal,” homo symbolicum, the creature whose distinctive character is the creation and manipulation of signs—things that “stand for” or “take the place of” something else.” And in the twenty-first century, representation—in its aesthetic, cultural, semiotic, political, and myriad other contemporary dimensions—is strategically deployed for its presumptive ability to carry the burden of material disparities produced along intersecting lines of difference.

The 16th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:24am
Sinan Akilli / Cappadocia University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

16th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

26-28 April 2023

 

Cappadocia University

(Mustafapaşa Campus, 50420 Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

CFP: Leeds International Medieval Congress, 3 – 6 July, 2023, "Outlaw Networks"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:23am
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2022

CFP: Leeds International Medieval Congress, 3 – 6 July, 2023, “Networks and Entanglements”  

 

International Association for Robin Hood Studies Sponsored Session(s): “Outlaw Networks” 

 

Although they sometimes work alone, outlaws in history and literature always belong to a series of networks. They exist alongside, within or outside communities, and have groups of supporters, opponents and comrades.  Outlaw stories depend for their dissemination on networks and groups, and the stories themselves exist within groups of related narratives.  This session examines some of these networks, and the individuals and groups who inhabit them. Possible topics for this session may include the following: 

Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Medievalisms (58th ICMS in Kalamazoo)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:18am
International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

58th International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 11-13, 2023. Kalamazoo, Michigan

Special Session: Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century Medievalisms

Organizers: Robert Sirabian, UW-Stevens Point; Daniel C. Najork, Arizona State University

Presider: Daniel C. Najork

New Writing Journal seeks articles, creative work, articles on pedagogy, genre and more

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 6:47pm
New Writing journal (Routledge/Taylor and Francis)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Routledge) seeks high quality articles, as well as creative work.

Articles submitted might focus on:

• Creative Writing in universities and colleges
• pedagogy, practice or research topics
• the processes of creative writers, their drafts and completed works
• the history of particular writing forms
• analysis of particular creative works

Locating Teaching: Classroom Rhetorics of Space and Place

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 4:09pm
Jeanne Marie Rose / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The next Northeast Modern Language Association Convention is scheduled to be held in Niagara Falls, NY, from March 23-26, 2023. The “Locating Teaching: Classroom Rhetorics of Space and Place” panel is seeking submissions consistent with the conference theme of RESILIENCE:

“That’s a Take”: The International Television Commercial as Short Film

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 12:00pm
Gary Rhodes, Robert Singer
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

“That’s a Take”: The International Television Commercial as Short Film is a two-day, virtual conference that engages interdisciplinary scholarship from any critical/methodological perspective examining the international television commercial production as a short film narrative. As examined in Consuming Images: Film Art and the American Television Commercial (Edinburgh University Press, 2020) which established the complex vitality of the television commercial both as a short film and as an art form, the television commercial has an aesthetic and historical dynamic linking it directly to cinematic and media cultures.

Call for Proposals: “The Geometry of Movement: Computer-Generated Imagery in Film”

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 11:00am
Senses of Cinema
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

For an upcoming dossier for Senses of Cinema we are currently accepting submissions on the topic of Computer-Generated Imagery in film. Within the past few decades, CGI has become a ubiquitous part of our visual world, from international blockbusters to experimental film, from car commercials to homemade YouTube videos. The dossier will investigate the histories of CGI and consider how the technology renders and shapes the contemporary.

Call for Zoom support (PhD/MA students) | Animals in the American Popular Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 4:18am
PopMeC & AACCP
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

 

Animals in the American Popular Imagination | virtual conference, September 13-16

 

We are opening a call for Zoom support, welcoming PhD/MA students to work with us as general support during the conference. We will issue a certificate for it. Support should be connected during the conference to help if any tech issue happens, possibly take care of sharing panels on Twitter depending on the distribution of tasks among support team.

If you are interested, please send us an email at popmec.animals@gmail.com attaching a document (docx / doc) with your name, affiliation, email, and ca. 200 words long bio.

De-Westernizing Horror: Reframing the Genre Cinemas of Asia

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 4:19pm
King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2022

De-Westernizing Horror: Reframing the Genre Cinemas of Asia

King’s College London

Monday 31st October – Tuesday 01st November, 2022

Keynote Speaker: Meheli Sen (Rutgers University)

In 2012, Saër Maty Bâ and Will Higbee published their necessary and urgent intervention, De-Westernizing Film Studies. The principle aim of their collection was to “consider what forms a challenge to the enduring vision of film as a medium – and film studies as a discipline – modelled on ‘Western’ ideologies, theoretical and historical frameworks, critical perspectives as well as institutional and artistic practices, might take today” (2012: 1).

Dissident Feminisms: Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 12:33pm
bell hooks center
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Dissident Feminisms:Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium

Sponsored by the bell hooks center and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Berea College

 

June 16th-18th, 2023

Berea College

Berea, KY

 

Symposium Plenaries: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Joy James, and Alison Saar

 

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