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Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual) (8/15/2023; ICSM 10/26-28/2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:02pm
Michael Torregrossa / Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)

 

Call for Papers - Please Submit Proposals by 15 August 2023

The Medieval in Cyberspace: 2023 International Conference for the Study of Medievalism

The UNICORN Castle (https://unicorn-castle.org/)

Online event: Thursday, 26 October, through Saturday, 28 October, 2023

 

Comics Get Medieval 2023: New Work on the Comics Medium in Medieval Studies (virtual)

 

Sponsoring Organization: Medieval Comics Project

Organizers: Michael A. Torregrossa, Richard Scott Nokes, and Carl Sell

IMC Leeds 2024: Crisis, Gender, and Society

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
International Medieval Congress, Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 4, 2023

This panel will discuss how the conception and operation of “crisis” intersect with issues of gender and the cultural codes of society. Assuming a broad temporal scope for the Middle Ages (c.500 CE–c.1500 CE), the panel is interested in examining how societal constructions of gender triggered and were, in turn, shaped and reshaped by disruptions and upheavals in religious life, literary culture, economic structure, and political organization. With its capacity to span the distance between private and public realms, can gender mediate the conceptualization of internal and subjective crises as well as large-scale social tensions and changes?

NeMLA 2024 CfP - Beyond the Void: Exploring Grief, Loss, and Trauma in Literary Landscapes

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the realm of literature, grief and loss have always occupied a profound space, weaving their intricate threads through the narratives of countless tales. From the ancient Greek tragedies to contemporary works, the exploration of human suffering and its aftermath has captivated the imaginations of readers and critics alike. However, delving deeper into the recesses of these literary landscapes, we encounter a concept that extends beyond the boundaries of ordinary grief—a surplus of grief that emerges, often unyielding and overwhelming, in the face of profound loss and trauma.

ICMS 2024: Gender and Nature in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
Kara Rush & Lexi Toufas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

This panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between gender and nature in medieval and early modern literature. Papers might explore, for example, how forests, ruins, or waterways are used to mediate queer expression, how bestiaries transgressed or engaged in gender formation, and the role of maternity and the transformation of the natural world. Also welcome are global approaches that discuss gender transformation in ecological contact zones. What role does nature play in the formation of individual gender identity and/or communal gender hierarchies? How has the relationship between gender and nature changed or maintained across medieval and early modern time?

Mixed Race Shakespeares: Special Issue of Shakespearean International Yearbook

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:00pm
Adele Lee, Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2023

Call for Papers: “Mixed Race Shakespeares,” a Special Issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook (Routledge)

Special Section Editor: Adele Lee (Emerson College, USA)

General Editor: Alexa Alice Joubin (George Washington University, USA)

 

Shakespearean Surpluses: Production, Performance, and Pedagogy in Regional America

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This roundtable examines the re-location of Shakespeare in America from the angle of regional production, performance, pedagogy, culture, and impact with a focus on race, class, gender, history, and culture.

Extended Call: Theology, Philosophy, and Religion in Daredevil

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Fortress Press & Lexington Books, Theology, Religion and Pop Culture Series
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Title: Faith, Morality, and the Man without Fear: Theology and Religion in Daredevil

Editors: Taylor Thomas and Regan Hardeman

Abstract, CV, and Proposal due: September 30, 2023

Initial Final Paper due: February 28, 2024

Cyberpunk Science Fiction as a Cultural Formation of (Cyber)Space and Time - NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Samuel Santiago / Syracuse University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

At its core, cyberpunk contrasts fantastic technological developments with dystopian society, emphasizing the persistence of extreme social, economic, and political inequalities despite evident surpluses in capital and resources that should enable higher standards of living within these imagined futures. Caroline Alphin's Neoliberalism and Cyberpunk Science Fiction contends that cyberpunk simultaneously impugns and maintains neoliberal cultural mentalities, anxiously illustrating dystopian futures while also indulging in individualistic fantasies of empowerment.

Shirley Jackson Studies Vol. 2, Issue 1: Queer(ing) Jackson

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:57pm
Shirley Jackson Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Shirley Jackson Studies, Vol. 2, Issue #1: Queer(ing) Jackson

In his now canonical work Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film, Harry M. Benshoff describes queerness as that which “opposes the binary definitions and proscriptions of a patriarchal heterosexism." For Benshoff, “Queer can be a narrative moment, or a performance or stance which negates the oppressive binarisms of the dominant hegemony.” Queer, then, has the capacity to embody a multitude of challenging or oppositional stances, playing with or subverting gender binaries, heteropatriarchal orders, political hegemonies, and ingrained systems of meaning. Queer can be playful, daring, and defiant.

Race, Ethnicities, and the Medieval Ovid | ICMS 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:56pm
Societas Ovidiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for a virtual panel to be held at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) on May 9-11, 2024.

 

This panel invites a variety of approaches to the study of race and ethnicities in the textual and/or visual traditions of the medieval Ovid. Proposals might consider, but are not limited to:

Premodern Digital Ecologies | 59th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 9-11, 2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:56pm
Aylin Malcolm & Andrew Richmond (Co-Organizers), along with Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The intersection of the digital and environmental humanities speaks to our current moment: we live amid ecological changes that we seek to understand, mitigate, and publicize through new technologies. Medieval studies has long been at the forefront of the digital humanities, while ecocriticism and environmental history have advanced our understanding of how medieval people conceived of the nonhuman world. Recently, these threads have come together in adapting modern digital tools to study premodern experiences of local and evolving environments. Our panel centers this exciting area of study in anticipation of a forthcoming issue of Digital Philology on the same topic.

A Light in the Fog: Creative Writing about Adoption

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:56pm
Jerry Wemple
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

 

Poets and Writers: consider submitting for a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, March 7-10, 2024, in Boston. Panelists will read original work focused on some aspect of adoption and participate in a discussion. To submit an abstract, go to https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20738 or the NeMLA website and look for panel 20738. Submission deadline is September 30. 

 

Deadline Extended! Writing, Thinking, and Learning with AI: Exploring Relationships of Rhetoric and Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2023 - 1:14pm
SUNY Council on Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2023

“Writing, Thinking, and Learning with AI: Exploring Relationships of Rhetoric and Artificial Intelligence” 
Join us October 13–14, 2023, for a virtual conference hosted by the SUNY Council on Writing and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University.

Emily Dickinson's (In)Security

updated: 
Sunday, August 6, 2023 - 2:39pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

The Emily Dickinson International Society panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference (November 9–11, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia) seeks submissions on any aspect of Dickinson studies. Abstracts related to the conference theme of (In)Security are particularly welcome. Creative as well as critical work will be considered, and submissions from graduate students are encouraged. By September 1, please submit an abstract, CV, and any A/V requirements to Trisha Kannan at trisha@concisionmatters.com.

Robot Theater

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Chapter submissions for co-edited anthology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

 

Seeking chapter submissions for a co-edited anthology on "Robot Theater" for consideration with Routledge for Fall 2024.

Abstracts (of approx 300 words) and a short author's bio are to be submitted to Eric Mullis (mullise@queens.edu) or Hilary Bergen (hilary.bergen@gmail.com) by Aug. 15, 2023. 

CFP:

2024 Conference on John Milton

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Conference on John Milton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

2024 Conference on John Milton

The 2024 Conference on John Milton will take place June 10-12, 2024, in conjunction with the Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SMRS) at Saint Louis University. The official call for papers and the conference poster will appear in late October, and the portal for submitting abstracts of proposed papers, panel sessions, and roundtables will open shortly afterwards in early November. The deadline for abstract submissions will be December 31, 2023. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by February 15, 2024.

The conference is sponsored by Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Intersectional Crime Fiction: Investigating the Genre (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Justine Dymond/Springfield College & Margot Douaihy/Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel examines the continuum of intersectional crime fiction writing in a U.S. context, illuminating the methods, exemplary texts, and narrative strategies that embrace inclusive tenets and movements, from Black Lives Matter to LGBTQ+ rights to #ownvoices and neurodivergence. The panel aims to investigate the possibilities and challenges presented by the incorporation of diverse social identities and critique of power structures within narrative cartography. This inquiry entails an exploration of how marginalized identities, including racial, gender, health status, veteran status, and class, are represented and interrogated within the broad range of crime fiction writing.

(Re)reading feminist speculative fiction post-Roe v. Wade (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:16pm
Justine Dymond/Springfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the introduction to the collection Technologies of Speculative Fiction (2022), Sherryl Vint writes, “The same technologies that now give women more options regarding reproductive choices are simultaneously utilized by the Christian Right to agitate for regressive legislation that would limit reproductive options even more.” As we experience the continued narrowing of legal access to abortion as enabled by reproductive technologies, such as the attempt to overturn the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, how do feminist envisionings of the future help us re-frame our current political reality? This session seeks paper proposals that explore the experience of (re)reading feminist speculative fiction in the current post-Roe v. Wade climate.

'So It Is Written': The Subversion of Indigenous Culture through Documentation

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Adam DePaul / NeMLA Convention '23
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Many Indigenous communities have suffered, and continue to suffer, dire consequences from the dominant trend of ascribing primary value to the written word, considering what is not recorded as surplus data. These consequences can result either from what is selected for inclusion in the Written Record, or from what is omitted; in either case, the problem stems from a dominant culture that values the written word over knowledge transmitted through the oral tradition or held by living, unpublished knowledge keepers.

Bob Dylan – Questions on Masculinity

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Anne Marie Mai/University of Southern Denmark and Erin Callahan/San Jacinto College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Bob Dylan –   Questions on Masculinity

Bob Dylan turned 80 in 2021, still active and still the subject of controversy. People love both to hate and to love the old songwriter, musician, artist, and Nobel Prize winner. Dylan is one of the world's biggest celebrities, a riddle who prefers to surprise rather than to live up to the expectations of the audience or the media. His songs have since long become classics in the songbooks of world literature, and questions on masculinity have been raised in relation to Dylan as a star and as an artist.

This seminar is inspired by the germinating discussions on gender and masculinity in Dylan’s songs, performance, artwork, and stardom.

CfA: "Trash: Cycles of the Im_Material" On_Culture Issue 17 Autumn 2024

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Call for Abstracts for Issue 17 (Autumn 2024)

Trash: Cycles of the Im_Material

Guest Editors: Marco Presago, Juliane Saupe, Tobias Schädel 

Balkanising Classics: Theorising a New Perspective on Greco-Roman Antiquity

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Two conceptual territories bracket Europe’s imaginary geography: Greco-Roman Antiquity and the modern Balkans. According to Artemis Leontis, an “abstract principle of territorial identification” ties the political and cultural life of both modern Hellas and Western Europe to ancient Greek civilization. Rome has similarly been at the center of “a long and ongoing tradition of appropriating classical history and literature” to foster imperialist “narrative[s] of the exceptional progress” (Barnard). In comparison, the space of the Balkans seems peripheral to the project of European identity.

Framing the Unreal: Exploring Graphic/Visual Science Fiction & Fantasy

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
International Comparative Literature Research Committee on Comics Studies & Graphic Narrative/Universite Ca Foscari
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2024

 An international conference organized by the Laboratorio per lo Studio letterario del fumetto at Ca’ Foscari University and the International Comparative Literature Association Standing Research Committee on Comics Studies & Graphic NarrativeCa' Foscari University, Venice, ITALY - 13-15 November 2024 Andrew Milner, in Locating Science Fiction, argued that “the category SF applies [...] across a whole range of forms, from the novel and short story to pulp fiction and the comic book, from radio serial and television series to drama and film, from examinable set text to rock album”.

Call for Book chapters on : Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Memory Studies in Digital Age

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Centre for Memory Studies and Storytelling, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

Book Title: Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Memory Studies in Digital Age

(Routledge publication)

 

Editors: Dr.D.Sudha Rani, Dr.Rachel Irdayaraj, Coordinators -Centre for Memory Studies and Storytelling, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering And Technology, Hyderabad

Email: cmsst@vnrvjiet.in

 

CIHA 2024 Congress - Panel "Rethinking the Form-Matter Nexus after the Material Turn"

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

CIHA 2024 Congress call for Papers

 

The Call for papers for the 36th Congress of the Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA) is open. We welcome papers for the panel “Rethinking the Form-Matter Nexus after the Material Turn”. [https://www.cihalyon2024.fr/en/call-for-papers/thinking-about-matter-1-p....

 

Robots, AI, and Labor: On the Future of Work

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

CFP:

Robots, AI, and Labor: On the Future of Work

Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) annual convention

Boston, MA

March 7-10, 2024

 

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