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SCMLA - Professional Writing Panel

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:58pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

We are excited to invite submissions for our upcoming panel on Professional Writing at the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) conference. This panel seeks to explore the evolving landscape of professional writing, including but not limited to technical writing, business communication, digital rhetoric, and writing pedagogy. We welcome a broad range of submissions that address theoretical, practical, pedagogical, or technological aspects of professional writing.

Wooden O Symposium

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:58pm
Southern Utah University - Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024

The 2024 Wooden O Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association’s annual conference in Cedar City, UT.

We are also pleased to announce our keynote speaker is Vanessa I. Corredera (Andrews University), author of Reanimating Shakespeare's Othello in Post-Racial America (Edinburgh University Press, 2022).

 The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic relating to Shakespeare and his plays:

●      Literary Analysis & Theoretical Approaches

●      Shakespeare and Adaptation

●      Shakespeare on Screen

●      Shakespeare in Performance

●      Shakespeare and History, Culture, and Society

Cambridge Companion to Global Cold War Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:55pm
Steven Belletto
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

I am currently in need of two more contributors to the Cambridge Companion to Global Cold War Literature. This volume is under contract with Cambridge University Press, and includes many of the world's leading scholars in Global Cold War literatures. Two slots remain open, and I am now seeking chapters on Chinese literature and the Cold War, and African literatures of the Cold War. If you are interested in contributing, please send me a CV, chapter title, and short (200-300 word) abstract of your proposed chapter by March 25, 2024, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Completed chapter drafts of 6000 words are due by December 15, 2024. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

True Stories?: Murder, Memory, and Domestic Media

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:55pm
Jessica Gildersleeve, Kate Cantrell, Susan Hopkins (University of Southern Queensland)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 8, 2024

True crime has always been popular, and with the growing accessibility of alternative forms of on-demand media, including streaming services and podcasts, the popularity of the genre has only grown, strengthened by its appeal to the armchair detective and often the invitation to participate in the solution of the crime itself. As Larke-Walsh (2023) observes, the viewer’s compulsion to close the case—or to contest it—testifies to the text’s ‘potential for positive social impact’.

[CFP] Thanatic Ethics Conference #4: “Death and migration in times of conflict: a forensic perspective”

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:55pm
International Research Centre for Cultural Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Thanatic Ethics Conference #4

“Death and migration in times of conflict: a forensic perspective”

Sciences Po, Paris

in partnership with the Education University of Hong Kong 

and EMMA (Paul Valery University Montpellier 3)

Venue: Sciences Po, Paris

Dates:  Oct. 17-19, 2024

Language: English

Deadline for submitting proposals: May 1, 2024

Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2024

 

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

Aestheticizing Politics/Politicizing Aesthetics: St. Louis Symposium on Radicalism in U.S. Arts

updated: 
Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 4:50pm
Ryan Prewitt, Marc Blanc, and Simone Sparks
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The past seven years have seen a resurgence of the radical right. In this resurgence, art and literature have played a prominent role. Senior advisors to the Trump administration cited novels as specific influences on federal policy; Jordan Peterson has disguised right-wing manifestos as self-help volumes, hoodwinking young men to the tune of millions; the internet has seen an overwhelming explosion of white supremacist digital art. Walter Benjamin’s dictum that fascism seeks to “aestheticize politics” endures. 

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.

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