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Vonnegut Surplus, Surplus Vonnegut (NeMLA 2024 Kurt Vonnegut Society Session)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:47am
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Kurt Vonnegut Society is seeking 250-word abstracts for a panel session at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) annual convention in Boston, MA, March 7-10, 2024.

Northeast Modern Language Association - University at Buffalo

All submissions must be made through the following link: View Session (cfplist.com)


Vonnegut Surplus, Surplus Vonnegut

In line with this year’s convention theme, the Kurt Vonnegut Society seeks abstracts that consider what we might call “Surplus Vonnegut” or “Vonnegut Surplus.”

Possible topics might include but are not limited to:

But your kids are gonna love it: Nostalgic Extremism in Depictions of the 1950s

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Popular cultural depictions of the 1950s often emphasise an imagined nostalgic aesthetic of excessive conformity and heterogeneity as the foil to a protagonist’s rebellion against the established order. Commonly, the setting is not explicitly stated as the 1950s, but the cultural touchstones provide a receptive allusion for the audience to place the experiences temporally and contextually. Edward Scissorhands (1990), Don’t Worry Darling (2022) and other iterations of the Stepford Wives storyline, and Pleasantville (1998) all invoke an invented 1950s atmosphere of heightened conformity with an understated element of extremism under threat of non-conformity.

CfP: Listing the World before the Age of Print (IMC 2024)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:47am
Luca Zenobi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

We all have lists of things to do. We also have playlists, shopping lists and lists of pros and cons (not to mention lists of publications). Whether we make them on paper or with an app, lists are central to our lives. They help us make sense of the world around us, keep track of the order of things and sometimes create a whole new order altogether. Lists were just as central to the lives and experiences of medieval people. If anything, the practice of enumeration was even more common in the Middle Ages, when lists fulfilled functions which are now served by other tools sitting at the intersection of written and visual culture, such as maps and databases.

History and form in early modern literature (7500-word essay for volume under contract)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:41am
New Essays on History and Form in Early Modern Literature, edited by Gail Kern Paster and Nick Moschovakis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

We are seeking a complete essay draft (approx. 5000-7500 words) for possible inclusion as a chapter in New Essays on History and Form in Early Modern Literature, edited by Gail Kern Paster and Nick Moschovakis. This opportunity exists because serious health considerations have recently compelled the late withdrawal of an invited contributor. The volume is currently under contract with Routledge for publication in 2024.

Cather Studies 16: Willa Cather’s New York Intersections

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:41am
Cather Studies, University of Nebraska Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Call for submissions: Willa Cather’s New York Intersections

Submissions are invited for volume 16 of Cather Studies, to be published by the University of Nebraska Press. The theme for the volume will be “Willa Cather’s New York Intersections.” Submissions may address New York City as Cather knew it but also the metropolis that was present around her, though perhaps not always visible to her. 

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) Comics and Graphic Novels Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:41am
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) Comics and Graphic Novels Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conferenceto be held October 12 – October 14, 2023, via the Zoom platform.

 

This area considers comics and graphic novels. Among the topics welcomed are those probing:

Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s Online conference to be held October 12 – October 14, 2023

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 7:41am
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference to be held October 12 – October 14, 2023, via the Zoom platform.

 

VISIONS OF THE AFTERLIFE (online conference)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 4:01am
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

VISIONS OF THE AFTERLIFE

7th December 2023

Online Conference

 

Call for Papers 

Milton’s Place in the Profession: Global Perspectives (RSA 2024) *deadline extended*

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023 - 11:28am
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The Milton Society of America seeks to assemble a roundtable at the RSA 2024 on the shifting role of teaching and writing about the work of John Milton in the academic profession today, in different places across the world. Although some of our conversations will revolve around the serious institutional and vocational challenges that many Miltonists confront, we also hope to hear about creative responses to those challenges as well as contexts in which Milton scholarship is beginning to take hold or developing in new ways. Participants will be asked to open with brief (approximately seven-minute) prepared remarks in order to allow ample time for conversation and discussion.

Milton and Disability (RSA 2024) *deadline extended*

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023 - 11:27am
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The Milton Society of America will propose a panel at the RSA 2024 that promotes the work of premodern disability studies. We invite paper submissions that consider any aspect of John Milton’s writings, life, historical and literary contexts, and intellectual legacy through the lens of critical disability studies. For consideration, please submit an abbreviated CV and a 200-word abstract to Eric Song at MiltonSocietySec@gmail.com, no later than July 12, 2023 (new extended deadline).

350 Years of Paradise Lost, A Poem in Twelve Books (1674-2024) *deadline extended*

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023 - 11:27am
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2023

The Milton Society of America will propose a panel at the RSA 2024 that commemorates the 350th anniversary of the second edition of Paradise Lost—the twelve-book version that would become familiar to us and regarded as the great epic poem in the English language. We invite papers on any aspect of the twelve-book Paradise Lost or on the ways its significance has been reshaped between 1674 and now. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the revision of the original ten-book poem, book history, reception history, and adaptation.

Decolonising Knowledge Systems in India

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023 - 9:36am
Bennett University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 3, 2023

Decolonising Knowledge Systems in India
(National Seminar)
Organised by School of Liberal Ats, Bennett University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
in collaboration with
Sahitya Akademi (Ministry of Culture, Government of India)
24 July, 2023

To the Tenth Power: A Word from the LGBTQ+ Members of the Divine Nine

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2023 - 11:55am
Kendra N. Bryant
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Note: This call for papers was first made in October 2021. Since then, Instagram accounts such as Recognize Our Pride (@recognizeourpride) and Out Greek Fest (@outgreekfest) have gained popularity and have made more visible queer Divine Nine Greek Organization members. With hope, such visibility (and normalizing) will encourage more folks to answer this call and to share their stories thus holding the Divine Nine Greek Organizations accountable to their social justice missions while archiving the social justice work of Black queer organizing folk.

Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2023

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2023 - 9:37am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 7, 2023

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2023

 

November 9-11, 2023

Philadelphia, PA

 

The Poetry and Poetry Studies area at the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) seeks creative and critical proposals for this year’s annual conference.

 

*EXTENDED DEADLINE* Illusions IN/OUTSIDE the Theatre. Intermedial Performance from Renaissance until Today

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2023 - 6:08am
Faculty of Humanities of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun (Poland)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 16, 2023

 

Illusions IN/OUTSIDE the Theatre
Intermedial Performance from Renaissance until Today
International Scholarly Conference
09/13-14/2023

Faculty of Humanities of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun (Poland)
Collegium Maius, Fosa Staromiejska 3 (Torun, Poland)

Deadline Extended: Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom Call for Assessments

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 7:52pm
Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 7, 2023

 

Overview

Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom (UVC) announces a call for assessments that model inclusive, antiracist, antiableist, and anticolonial assessment practices for teaching the nineteenth century. Anyone with relevant professional interests is encouraged to apply, but the organizers are especially interested in submissions from early-career scholars and those with backgrounds that are underrepresented in Victorian Studies.

 

Full Solicitation

Research Articles for an Indexed Journal

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 7:43pm
Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2024

Novitas-ROYAL is open access, peer-reviewed, international journal operated by the Children’s Research Center-Türkiye.

The journal has been publishing research since 2007 and is devoted to promoting scholarly exchange among researchers who are academically interested in the education of youth with a focus on teaching, learning, acquisition, and use of second/foreign languages, any issues related to linguistics and language sciences, cultures, and literatures.

The primary aim of the journal is to help accumulate knowledge of how foreign languages, cultures, and literatures have the potential to change the lives of children and students.

Call for NeMLA 2024 Roundtable Presentation Proposals - 'Los desechables' en el teatro español e hispanoamericano del siglo XXI

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 6:10am
Marilén Loyola / Lake Forest College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Nos interesa examinar los personajes teatrales que el poder tilda de “desechables” por su clase económica, discapacidad, raza, sexo, orientación sexual, y/o por su condición de desempleado, encarcelado, inmigrante, exiliado, perdedor de una guerra, entre otros motivos. Estos grupos a menudo son víctimas de la necropolítica que, según Achille Mbembe, instrumentaliza la existencia humana de manera que el poder determina quiénes son valiosos y quiénes resultan prescindibles, provocando así la degradación de la calidad de vida de numerosas personas.

Literature & Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 6:47pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

CFP: Literature and Popular Culture – Northeast Popular & American Culture Association

The Literature and Popular Culture area for the 2023 Northeast Popular & American Culture Association conference is accepting paper and panel proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2023 virtual annual conference will be held from Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14, 2023.  More information on the conference can be found here: https://nepca.blog/2023-annual-conference/

250-word abstracts are due by August 1, 2023.

Navigating Alt-Ac: Beyond Higher Education

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:38pm
Mridula Sharma/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

A professional career in the academy is perceived as a desirable, if not the only, outcome of doctoral study. Many students in the humanities are, however, keen to leverage the skills they acquire during graduate study to identify and apply to jobs in the creative and cultural industries. Lately, even students who are determined to become academics have been forced to reevaluate their plans owing to lack of adequate faculty positions for recent PhDs in academia and systematic attacks on pay as well as working conditions. Falling enrollment in the humanities has exacerbated precarity in the form of a below-inflation pay rise and increased casualization.

'How do I write what I don’t know?': Mastering Grant Application Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:37pm
Samadrita Kuiti/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The decline of the humanities in recent years triggered by falling enrollment numbers and coupled with pandemic-induced budget crunches have ushered in various forms of economic precarity for graduate students across North America, Europe, and beyond. The importance of securing funding to finish a dissertation, a master’s thesis, and miscellaneous short-term and long-term research projects cannot, therefore, be overstated for graduate students across the board. As such, this GSC-sponsored roundtable will attempt to answer some pressing questions about mastering grant-writing and fellowship-application writing, a genre of academic writing about which graduate students often receive very little formal training at a departmental level.

Preparation for Profession: Sharing Information for Early Career Teaching

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:36pm
Priya Kumari/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Many graduate students within the broader humanities and social sciences want to pursue a teaching career either inside or outside the boundaries of higher education. As such, the time they spend working as teaching assistants and instructors of record in the college classroom constitutes valuable experience to them in many ways. In the absence of insufficient pedagogical resources and curricular training, the processes of developing and creating original courses and assignments aside from working through classroom management issues become difficult for graduate students.

Sports Fandom

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:31pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

Sports Fandom

Anti-Oppressive Practice and Transformative Pedagogy: Building Community in an Unstable World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:30pm
Sheena Jary / McMaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 24, 2023

Educational commitments to anti-oppressive practices and transformative pedagogies are under fire as we witness the escalation of neoliberal political interventions into higher educational institutions. Many of us work to create more inclusive understandings of the classroom community and challenge our students to engage in difficult conversations at the same time that “anti-woke” legislation and conservative politicians promote hegemonic views of the higher education classroom and privilege certain communities. Unlearning and challenging systems of power, as bell hooks notes, are important aims in transformative pedagogies that encourage critical thinking and responsible engagement with learning.

Grounding the Arts: Crossing the History of Art with the History of Earth Sciences

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:29pm
Victor Monnin and Maddalena Napolitani
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Panel at 36th CIHA World Congress - Lyon 2024 (https://www.cihalyon2024.fr/en/)

Grounding the Arts: Crossing the History of Art with the History of Earth Sciences

In 1597, Agostino del Riccio wrote in his Istoria delle pietre, “why do we visit Rome and Florence and other cities if it is not to see stones reduced to good shapes?" He thus expressed the link that has always existed between materials from the Earth and artistic creation. This link puts into question the relationship between the natural and the artificial, materials and crafts.

Gothic Nature Issue V: TV and Film Reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:28pm
Gothic Nature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Gothic Nature is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that engages with the Gothic conceptions of, and relationship to, the natural world. For the TV and film review section of its fifth issue, the journal seeks reviews for ecoGothic television series and films released in the last 1-2 years. Additionally, Issue V of the journal is a Special Issue with a focus on decolonizing the ecoGothic. As such, older television and films with this particular focus will also be considered.

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