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20th Annual Tolkien at UVM Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Tolkien at University of Vermont
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Tolkien at UVM 2024!

The Psychologies of Middle-earth

Saturday, April 13, 2024 (8:30-5:30)

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401

(Hybrid Conference: In-person and virtual/ TEAMS)

This is our 20th annual conference. The theme is The Psychologies of Middle-earth. We are excited to have Dr Sara Brown as our keynote!

Abstracts can cover various applications of psychology including myth, religion, art, sexuality, world building, race and ethnicity, feminism,

queer theory, class consciousness, ideology, PTSD, trauma, desire, disability, and much more.  

 

What are your pronouns? And why does it matter?

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Université Paul-Valéry - Montpellier 3
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Dear all, Please find below a call for proposals for the international interdisciplinary conference: "What are your pronouns? And why does it matter?", to be held at Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3, France, 17th-18th October 2024. Please note that the language of the conference is English. Comparative approaches are welcome, as long as the focus is on English. Proposals of around 300 words to be sent to whypronounsmatter2024@gmail.com before 15th February 2024 All the best,Ann Coady and Sandrine Sorlin. 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

“WHO’S IN, WHO’S OUT”: COMMUNITY AND DIVERSITY IN SHAKESPEARE

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Shakespeare Seminar (German Shakespeare Society)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Time and again, Shakespeare demonstrates the frailty and contingency of the many historical and “imagined” communities (Anderson) that feature in his works. Many of his plays revolve around the conflict between individuals and society, depicting the bonds between friends, lovers, family members or even whole nations being put to the test by desire, jealousy, and ambition. If Shakespeare’s communities are unstable to begin with, then discussions of diversity bring to light that very instability even further. His works have been both hailed for showcasing the universality of human nature and critiqued for implicitly reinforcing a Western, Eurocentric world view.

Narratives of Health and Illness: Care and Power Within, Against and Beyond Medicine

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Burcu Alkan, Forum Transregionale Studien
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

We recently launched a blog series on medical and health humanities with an emphasis on the Global South. The blog series aims to bring together the multitude of discussions and expressive models of health and illness in order to explore interdisciplinary encounters and contestations related to agency, discourse, and power structures. We seek critical engagements within the framework of medical humanities for a more inclusive conception of health care and well-being that opens up a space for personal accounts of medicalized subjects on the margins of the medical establishment. The series emphasizes that embodiedness of health and illness belongs to the realm of narrativity both as personal experience and as part of medical epistemology.

Fluid Encounters - Rencontres Fluides

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:05am
Equinoxes Graduate Student Conference- Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

FLUID ENCOUNTERS | RENCONTRES FLUIDES

 

April 19-20, 2024

Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island

In Sylvie Germain's 1985 novel, Le Livre des Nuits, bodily fluids serve as potent metaphors for the transmission of trauma from parent to child. Tears, milk, and blood become powerful symbols of familial relations. The exchange of bodily fluids has long represented human relationships, where substances like breastmilk, saliva, and sexual fluids metonymically represent the bodies they originate from and the relationships they form and sustain.

International Conference on Mapping the Marvellous: Mythopoei, Multiverse &Fantasy across Literature, Films And Media

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:04am
Department of English, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (India)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2023

International Conference

(19th, 20th, 21st December, 2023) on

Mapping the Marvelous

Mythopoeia, Multiverse &Fantasy across Literature (S), Films and Media

Organised By

Department of English University of Rajasthan Jaipur

International Conference

(19th, 20th, 21stDecember, 2023) Mapping the Marvelous

Mythopoeia, Multiverse & Fantasy across Literature (s), Films & Media

Beyond the bounds of reason lies a realm where imagination weaves marvels without surrendering its proximity to reality.

British Literature: 20th and 21st Century (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:02am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call for Papers, CEA 2024: Atlanta

March 21–23, 2024

Westin Buckhead Atlanta

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on BRITISH LITERATURE OF THE 20th AND 21st CENTURY for our 53rd annual conference.

"Change was incessant, and change perhaps would never cease." –Virginia Woolf

We are especially interested in presentations that incorporate topics related to the conference theme of TRANSFORMATIONS, but we will consider all proposals.

Irish, Scottish, and Welsh Literature (CEA 3/21-3/23/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:02am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call for Papers, CEA 2024: Atlanta

March 21–23, 2024

Westin Buckhead Atlanta

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on IRISH, SCOTTISH, AND WELSH LITERATURE for our 53rd annual conference.

All changed, changed utterly:

A terrible beauty is born.

W. B. Yeats

We are especially interested in presentations that incorporate topics related to the conference theme of TRANSFORMATIONS, but we will consider all proposals.

(Re)shaping Monstrous Addiction in the American Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:02am
American Nightmares: The Inaugural Symposium of the Society for the Study of the American Gothic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 27, 2023

From vampires to zombies, uncanny doubles to the demonically possessed, gothic tropes have played a significant role in shaping narratives of addiction in American culture. More recently, news stories have framed the opioid crisis and its impact on homeless populations in cities like Boston and Philadelphia as a “zombie apocalypse.” Such tropes can dehumanize already stigmatized populations, yet the gothic remains a mode uniquely suited for exploring concepts of addiction and the lived experiences of individuals, families, and communities affected by the condition.

Mapping Memory: History, Texts and Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:02am
Departments of English and History, Loreto College, Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 16, 2023

MAPPING MEMORY: HISTORY, TEXTS AND CULTURES

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEMORY STUDIES

 (22 & 23 February, 2024)

 

DEPARTMENTS OF ENGLISH AND HISTORY

LORETO COLLEGE, KOLKATA

 

CONCEPT NOTE:

Call for Papers: Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 10:59am
Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Call for Papers: Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature welcomes submissions of new work for 2024, Summer and Winter numbers. 2024 marks the bicentenary of a number of literary, intellectual, and cultural events associated with 1824, including:

Science: Michael Faraday and the Royal Society

Periodicals: founding of Jeremy Bentham’s Westminster Review

Education: Manchester Mechanics’ Institute (preceded by Edinburgh, 1821 and Liverpool, Glasgow, and London in 1823)

Music: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Social Reform: Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals established 

Civil Rights Act of 1964: Historical Significance, Impact, and Legacy

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 10:46am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Civil Rights Act of 1964: Historical Significance, Impact, and Legacy

International Hybrid Conference
24-25 February 2024
University of Delft, The Netherlands

(In-Person/Physical Presence and Online Presentation sessions: 2 days)
(Virtual platform for pre-recorded presentations: 5 days)

 (More info: https://www.gires.org/activities/conferences/civil-rights-act-of-1964-historical-significance-impact-and-legacy/ )

Thematic Approach

Surplus Data/Surplus Subjects

updated: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 11:48am
Northeast Modern Langauge Assocation (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Subtitled “Surplus Data,” the Winter 2022 issue of Critical Inquiry began by proclaiming that, “It is no longer enough to say that data is big. Data is now in a state of surplus” (Halprin et al. 197). As private and state actors rush to generate ever more surplus surveillance data about consumer-citizens and workers across domains of life, literary scholars are compelled to question how this data is made meaningful and by whom. After all, data never speaks for itself; it must be assigned value and transformed into narratives. These surveillance stories often reify “identities of suspicion” (Monahan), marking marginalized people as themselves surplus subjects.

Crossing Boundaries: Literary and Linguistic Intersections in Modernist Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 4:59am
Roma Tre University, Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Crossing Boundaries: Literary and Linguistic Intersections in Modernist Studies

 

Roma Tre University

Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Sala Ignazio Ambrogio

Via del Valco di San Paolo, 19 – Rome

22-23-24 May 2024

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Václav Paris (City University of New York)

Enrico Terrinoni (Università per Stranieri di Perugia)

 

Call for Papers

NeMLA 2024 CFP | Blurred Borders: The Making and Fading of Italian Urban Landscapes

updated: 
Monday, October 2, 2023 - 10:19am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

The city images reveal the stratification of shared cultural meanings of the urban space over time. This space is an expression and reflection of local identity formation and dynamics. The intricate network of the actions of cities’ inhabitants is constantly conditioned by the cultural and spatial constraints of urban limits. However, in the contemporary world, the concept of “urban limit” should be seriously questioned. The boundaries of cities today have faded, and the urban frontiers are areas of opacity, constantly mobile, and undefined. The very notion of the city, as a completed organism, is continually questioned, to the extent that it can be argued that cities do not exist: there are only different forms of urban life.

NEMLA panel: Under Assault: Teaching African American Literature Today

updated: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 4:17pm
Clark Barwick, Indiana University, Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

African American literature has always been under assault and faced threat of erasure. Yet, we are experiencing a heightened moment of attack, when political activists are using legislative action to attempt to eradicate Blackness, intersecting identities, DEI initiatives, and the history of race in America from public education and consciousness. Therefore, this is an important time for us to proactively discuss how we teach African American writing and its expressive power to help us understand our pasts, presents, and futures.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Tolkien’s Medievalism in Ruins II: Relics and Ruins in Re/Visions of Tolkien’s Larger Legendarium at NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 6:14pm
Carl Sell and Nick Katsiadas / Slippery Rock University and University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

With the success of two panel sessions at the 2023 NeMLA Convention, we are happy to propose a “sequel” session on the theme of “Tolkien’s Medievalism in Ruins” in 2024. For all that may be said about the 2023 panels, one thing is certain: The panelists highlighted the important roles of relics and ruins within Tolkien’s essay “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics,” The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings.

CFP for edited book, Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction, for Manchester University Press

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:22pm
AHRC Research Network, PI Dr Amy Burge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

We invite proposals for research chapters for a new edited book, Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction, for Manchester University Press. This page outlines the book and how to submit a chapter proposal.

Description of book

In the twenty-first century, readers, publishers, and booksellers have noted a surge in popularity of genre works written by Muslim women, particularly in the Anglosphere. From the detective novels of Ausma Zehanat Khan to S. A. Chakraborty’s fantasy fiction, Ayisha Malik’s romantic fiction to graphic novels by Deena Mohamed – Muslim women authors are embracing popular fiction forms and genres.

Deadline Extended: NeMLA 2024: Refusal, Disruption, and Persistence in Academia (Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:21pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

“Refusal, Disruption, and Persistence in Academia” centers on strategies such as refusal, disruption, and persistence in academia from an intersectional perspective that focusses on gendered racialization.

This roundtable will engage participants about structural change in their local context by sharing strategies from diverse standpoints. This could mean sharing stories about surviving contract work, probation, tenure review, and administrative roles while coping with and negotiating the demands of everyday life. However, participants can also consider refusal, disruption, and persistence with collaboration and community building in the foreground for systemic change, big or small.

CFP ACLA 2024 The Scream: Paralinguistic Expressions in Art

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:21pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel aims to explore the possibilities presented in immanent, paralinguistic expressions which evade or function parallel to and beyond the realm of structured grammar and logics of exchange. Edouard Glissant, in Caribbean Discourse, teaches us that in the beginning was not the word, but sound. He writes, “the spoken imposes on the slave its particular syntax. For Caribbean man, the word is First and foremost sound. Noise is essential to speech . . .

2nd Global Audiovisual Archiving Conference: Exchange of Knowledge and Practices

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:21pm
Archive/Counter-Archive, Eye Filmmuseum, and the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

2024 CONFERENCE THEME: BUILDING ALLIANCES
 

(A)rchival endeavors should not be about documenting the past, nor even about imagining the future…but about building a liberatory now. 

-Michelle Caswell, Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work (2021, 13)

Jewish Interfaith, Intercultural, and Intersectional Engagements

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:19pm
American Academy of Religion-Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

CFP: JEWISH STUDIES UNIT
Jewish Interfaith, Intercultural, and Intersectional Engagements
Unit Chairs: Roberta Sabbath, University of Nevada
                     Alexander Marcus, University of Pennsylvania

 

NeMLA 2024 - Enhancing Language Learning through AI: Practical Strategies for Teachers in the Age of ChatGPT

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:19pm
Philip Noonan / Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Northeast Modern Language Association 55th Annual Convention (March 7-10, 2024)


 

Enhancing Language Learning through AI: Practical Strategies for Teachers in the Age of ChatGPT (Roundtable)

(If interested, please submit your abstract here through the NeMLA portal: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20556)

19th-Century American Literature at CEA 3/21-3/23-2024

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:16pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on 19th-century American literature for our 53rd annual conference in Atlanta, March 21-23, 2024.

For this area, we are particularly interested in proposals that relate 19th-century American literature to the conference theme of “Transformations” from academics from a wide range of areas across literary studies, creative writing, rhetoric, composition, technical communication, linguistics, and film.

African American Literature at CEA 3/21-3/23/2024

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:16pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on African American Literature for our 53rd annual conference in Atlanta, March 21-23, 2024.

For this area, we are particularly interested in proposals that relate African American literature to the conference theme of “Transformations” from academics from a wide range of areas across literary studies, creative writing, rhetoric, composition, technical communication, linguistics, and film.

Advanced Writing Symposium

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:16pm
USC Writing Program
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 23, 2023

2024 Advanced Writing Symposium
Uncharted Territories: Genre, Audience & Innovation in Advanced Writing Contexts

University of Southern California

Event Date: February 2, 2024
Event Location: Online

The USC Writing Program’s Upper Division Curriculum Committee welcomes proposals for
“Uncharted Territories: Genre, Audience and Innovation in Advanced Writing Contexts.”

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