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Feeling in the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:25pm
Romance, Revolution, and Reform
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 6, 2022

CfP: Feeling in the Long Nineteenth Century

Romance, Revolution, and Reform Conference

Cambridge, UK, 13-14th January 2023

NeMLA 2023 CfP - Modern and Current Environmental Crises in Italy

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:25pm
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA session "Modern and Current Environmental Crises in Italy" (54th Annual NeMLA Convention March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, NY). The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2022. You can submit an abstract for this session here:https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19857 Session Abstract: Now more than ever it is important to interrogate the impact and discourses of the modern and contemporary environmental crises afflicting the world. This panel takes an interdisciplinary approach in order to explore the meaning of such key terms as “environment,” “ecology,” “nature” within the Italian context.

TV shows as masquerades: blurring the lines between reality and fiction (ACLA 2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:24pm
ACLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

The goal of this seminar is to provide a forum in which to discuss how TV shows (reality shows, true crime, documentary broadcasts, docufictions, and web series) bridge the gap between factual knowledge and myths, and how they facilitate the transfer of ordinary knowledge into the implausible, especially in Iberia and Latin America. Entertainment business and journalism intertwine to engage an audience oriented to the consumption of serialized narratives.

Special Issue "Religion and the Working Class in Film"

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:24pm
Religions
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Special Issue "Religion and the Working Class in Film"

edited by Sérgio Dias Branco (University of Coimbra)

 

Writing Catastrophe/Centering Realism: Textualizing Capitalism’s Disasters

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:23pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In the current moment, there is no paucity of catastrophe writing. From apocalyptic speculative fiction, cli-fi, and other textual forms of disaster writing, catastrophe is too often conceived of as environmental events or disasters that already have occurred (tsunami; forest fires; hurricanes and floods) or will reliably occur in the future. Part of the problem with this textualization is that catastrophe often is seen as an event rather than a process. More pointedly, our critical attention has been (understandably) trained on the effects and harms of climate change rather than on capitalism’s disastrous drive for surplus extraction that renders life unlivable for millions in the here and now.

Special Issue "Mobilization of Art and Religion in the Hispanic World: The Intersections of Race, Religion, Gender, and Objects c. 1500–1800"

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:23pm
Religions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2022

**Deadline Extended**

**Since these are electronic publications, we have been offered the opportunity to expand our content. Likewise, we recognize that the lessening of covid restrictions has allowed for more research travel. The expected deadlines for delivery of final papers remains the same [1 February 2023], but all abstracts should be submitted by September 16th, 2022. Please note for both journals: all abstracts we select and papers put forward for peer review will have their submission fees waived.** 

Special Issue Information:

Dear Colleagues,

CFP: 2023 Writing Innovation Symposium, Writing As _____ (due 10/28 & 12/9

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:23pm
5th Annual Writing Innovation Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 28, 2022

Writing As ____ the 5th Writing Innovation Symposium (WIS), is slated for February 2-3, 2023 in person and online at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Undergrads, grads, faculty of all ranks and roles, academic staff, and independent writers and scholars are welcome to apply. Proposals for workshops and flashtalks are due 10/28; proposals for posters, displays, and other creative work as well as applications for B/SM Fellows are due 12/9. Notifications will be made in early November, and registration will open in December, when conference modalities and health mandates will be confirmed. For more: visit our online CFP.

 

Bodies and Borders: PKMS 2023 CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:22pm
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

What: Pearl Kibre Medieval Study 17th Annual Conference
Where: Online, hosted through The Graduate Center, CUNY
When: Friday 5 May 2023

Sandman: The TV Series

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:21pm
Tara Prescott-Johnson, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

After decades of failed attempts at interpreting the comic that many fans believed couldn’t be adapted, the Netflix series Sandman is now enjoying richly deserved critical and commercial success. The explosive popularity of the series follows on the heels of other recent television adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s work, most notably Good Omens (2019 Amazon) and American Gods (2017-2021 Starz). It is also fueling ongoing discussions about representation, social justice, and art's role in responding to and reflecting upon historical and cultural movements. This edited book collection seeks essays that delve into these issues and more.

Journal of Contemporary Poetics: Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:20pm
International Islamic University, Islamabad
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Journal of Contemporary PoeticsCall for Papers

 

Deadline for submissions: Submission permitted throughout the year.

Full name / name of organization: International Islamic University, Islamabad

Contact email: jcp@iiu.edu.pk

Severed Limbs and Monstrous Appetites: (Re)Defining Fairy-Tale Horror from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:20pm
Alessandro Cabiati / Literature journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Severed Limbs and Monstrous Appetites: (Re)Defining Fairy-Tale Horror from the Seventeenth Century to the Present 

A Special Issue of Literature (ISSN 2410-9789)

This Special Issue of Literature invites proposals for essays that investigate the subject of ‘fairy-tale horror’ in its various forms and iterations, from its educational function as a vehicle of rightful punishment in traditional fairy tales to the contemporary questioning of the boundaries between the genres of fairy tale and horror, in literature as well as in other media. 

Please read the full Call for Papers and Manuscript Submission Information.

Revista de Comunicação e Linguagens next issue on Decolonizing Visuality: Looks, Minds, Ways of Thinking and Acting

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:19pm
Teresa Mendes Flores/Universidade Nova de Lisboa e Universidade Lusófona
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Decolonizing Visuality: Looks, Minds, Ways of Thinking and Acting

 

Editors : Teresa Mendes Flores (Université Nova de Lisbonne et ULHT), Filipa Duarte de Almeida (Université Omar Bongo) and Joseph Tonda (Université Omar Bongo)

 

Environmental Justice Pedagogies: Performance and Activism in the Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

54th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 23-26, 2023

University of Buffalo

Niagara Falls, NY

 

Environmental Justice Pedagogies: Performance and Activism in the Humanities; ASLE Session

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

 

Women of the World (Conference in Alexandria-Egypt)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 5:47pm
Doaa Omran
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

                       Women of the World:

                        Literature, Language, and Translation

 

The Faculty of Education, Alexandria University, Egypt cordially invites you to attend its international conference on “Women of the World: Literature, Language, and Translation.” It is an onsite conference that will take place between March the 10th and 11th 2023.

(NeMLA 2023 Panel Call for Papers): If It Looks Like Horror: Mechanics of Fear

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 2:35pm
Stacey Anh Baran / Jeremy Freeman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 (2004), the hospital scene has been paid special attention for seeming “more at home in a horror movie than a superhero sequel,” according to Bloody Disgusting’s Meagan Navarro: it depicts Dr. Octopus’ mechanical tentacles as they slaughter the surgeons who are about to remove them from his body. The scene is rife with the imagery of gaping screams, fingernails clawing into the floor, and limbs going limp, evoking an atmosphere of terror which even Dr. Octopus recognizes once he awakens to the carnage before him.

Antisocial Femininity: Refusal Toward the Relational (ACLA 2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 2:32pm
Chelsea Largent & Nora Carr / ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

As we figure out what new social configurations look like, and whether or not we want to be a part of them, it seems we are at a point in queer and feminist theory where the futurity of our current conceptions of the social is also being called into question.

New Rape Studies: Humanistic Interventions (SUNY Press)

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2022 - 12:25pm
New Rape Studies edited volume
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Co-editors Michael Dango, Erin Spampinato, and Doreen Thierauf invite original chapter-length contributions for a volume on New Rape Studies: Humanistic Interventions, under contract with SUNY Press. Final chapters are due February 1, 2023, and should be no longer than 8,000 words, inclusive of Chicago-style footnotes. We strongly encourage interested contributors to be in touch with abstracts by December 1, 2002, to ensure a fit before submissions of full drafts. We are committed to boosting the voices of graduate student, early career, and contingently employed writers. All queries can be sent to Michael Dango at dangomt@beloit.edu

Fantasy Literature: A Companion [UPDATE 2]

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2022 - 7:01am
Editor Dr. Charul ("Chuckie") Palmer-Patel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

While fantasy fiction has become incredibly popular and prolific in these last few decades, the appeal of fantastical literature dates back to antiquity, as mythologies, legends, and encounters with the supernatural have formed a large part of narrative traditions in every culture and language. This companion seeks to update and address underexamined areas of fantasy fiction, with the chief aim to provide a global introduction to English-language and English-translation fantasy fiction. This collection will focus on the contemporary written word (narrative prose) produced in late 20th and early 21st century.

Journal of European Popular Culture - Next Issue

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 4:29pm
Journal of European Popular Culture - Intellect Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)

Intellect Publishers

Next issue - call for articles

This peer-reviewed journal seeks lively submissions for its latest issues on any aspect of European cultural and creative activity.

- Early submission is encouraged -

The journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.

Papers or exploratory critical or creative pieces relating to European media, literature and the writing arts, film, music, new media, art and design, architecture, drama and dance or fine art are all very welcome.

Postcapitalism and the Humanities

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:08pm
Integrative Center for Humanities Innovation, Chiang Mai University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Looming ecological and economic catastrophe has lent urgency to calls for “concrete utopian” solutions to capitalism’s excesses and to global governments’ failure to constrain those excesses—or to constrain them in ways that are consistent with democratic principles and international solidarity.  In this issue, we would like to prioritize articles that address the humanities’ role(s) in articulating and implementing real solutions to the political and economic issues of the twenty-first century.  We are interested in articles that emphasize the constructive over the diagnostic.

Dramatic Fictions / Fictional Dramas

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:08pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

“Dramatic Fictions / Fictional Dramas”

Comparative Drama Conference

Orlando, FL, March 30 – April 1, 2023

Deadline: October 12, 2022

 

I am organizing a comparative panel that crosses and combines genres: works of fiction that contain plays, playwrights, actors, or dramatic performances; or plays that contain writers, fictional texts, or acts of literary composition. Alternately, presenters may set up intertextual conversations between the work of a playwright and an artist or character from another genre. For instance, I will be presenting a paper on Samuel Beckett and Bartleby the Scrivener. I am seeking two other papers to complete the panel. Only in-person presentations will be considered for this panel.

CFP: Feeling Conflicted: States of Ambivalence and Narratives of Confusion [ACLA 16-19 March 2023, Chicago, Il]

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:07pm
Omid Bagherli (Tufts University) / ACLA American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Not so much thinking “with” or “through” contradiction as about contradictory thoughts and feelings, this ACLA 2023 seminar will explore unique expressions of ambivalence and confusion in contemporary literature, film, culture, and theory, broadly conceived. This seminar seeks to track ambivalence— that admixture of love and hate— as the unsteady affective baseline of the social field and all group formations, or of one’s relations with others. Following Lauren Berlant (among others), we want to examine ambivalence in a less negative or resolute sense and more in a way that recognizes its inevitability and pervasiveness. How does ambivalence manifest in contemporary literary, subjective, and political spheres?

The Eighteenth Century Fragment

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:07pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 3, 2022

Material fragments such as a scrap of ancient poetry, a fractured sculpture, a torn diary page, or a partially written novel warranted increasing attention during the eighteenth century. The unfinished aesthetic of fragments offered an experience that was contrary to the sense of completion provided by whole and polished texts, and provided access to voices that would be otherwise inaccessible and lost. How do we understand this fascination with fragments in their various aesthetic, material, and political conditions? This panel invites contributions of papers on any aspect of the fragment. Papers may consider a single work, author, or artist; a theoretical approach; individual fragments or their role in larger works.

Spring Academy for Doctoral Students in March 2023 in Germany

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:06pm
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its annual Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion to be held from March 20-24, 2023.

 

The HCA Spring Academy provides 20 international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects. Additionally, it offers workshops held by visiting scholars.

The productivity of ‘negative emotions’ in postcolonial literatures

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:06pm
Isabelle Wentworth / University of New South Wales
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Emotions, affect, and moods do not happen to us. Rather, we are our emotions: they configure our manner of relating to, and existing within the world. Ontologies of emotion—in their embodied and symbolic dimensions—alter our perceptions, experiences, and predictions of ourselves and our environment in ways which problematize inside/outside and mind/body dualities. This is also true of the so-called ‘negative emotions’. Studies of negative affect abound in the humanities, from Aristotle’s fear and pity, Heidegger’s angst, and Robert Burton’s melancholy, to Sartre’s nausea, Germaine Greer’s rage, Kristeva’s disgust, and, more recently, Sianne Ngai’s “ugly feelings.”

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

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:05pm
NEMLA 2023a
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Learning of Castiglione’s death in 1529, Charles V declared “one of the finest gentlemen in the world has just died.”
The Spanish emperor’s praise is evidence of the depth and scope of the influence of Il Cortegiano during the
sixteenth century, appearing in Spanish translation by Juan Boscán in 1534 and in an Elizabethan translation by
Thomas Hoby in 1561. Yet Castiglione’s Courtier—read at times as a book of manners, and other times as
representative of Renaissance ideals—continued to influence writers, poets, and literary critics well into the
seventeenth century and for long after. Whether interested in sprezzatura, the art of conversation, the persistence of

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