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Indigenous Literatures and Christianity (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:14am
Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2024

The Conference on Christianity and Literature, and allied organization of the Modern Language Association, invites proposals for a guaranteed session at the 2025 MLA convention in New Orleans, 9-12 January 2025. 

We invite papers that explore the relationship between Indigenous literatures and Christianity, the 2021 First Nations Version of the Bible, or other connections between Indigenous literatures and the Bible. 300-word abstract and brief c.v. requested.

Please send proposals and any questions to Cynthia Wallace (cwallace [at] stmcollege.ca) and Chad Schrock (cschrock [at] leeuniversity.edu).

Dickensian Cultures and Communities (MLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:14am
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

Dickens remains one of the most visible Anglophone authors, with his fiction adapted regularly for the stage and screen and frequently taught and discussed by scholars. His hypercanonicity has also inspired more diverse, ephemeral forms of engagement across a range of cultural contexts, from popular visual and material cultures, through to literary tourism and festivals, and on to the practices of collectors and fans in both analogue and online contexts. This session invites contributions that analyse an aspect or aspects of this vast and still relatively underexplored terrain.

Call for Paper for MLA 2025 (non-guaranteed session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:13am
Shakeema Funchess
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

 

Title: African Language, Literature, and Culture Since 1990: Exploring the Dynamic Role of AAVE

 

Abstract:

16th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:13am
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

The 16th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 14, 2024, at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. Presentation proposals on any aspect of the 2024 conference theme “Lyrical Louisiana,” as well as creative texts by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

Reimagining the American West (MLA 2025 Special Session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:13am
Nate Mickelson, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

How are poets, novelists, filmmakers, and other artists reconfiguring the Western genre? How do 21st century Westerns challenge the genre's enduring exclusions and myths? What do indigenous, queer, feminist, Black, and Asian-American Westerns make visible?

Please send a 200-word proposals and brief bio

Religion, Literature, and Climate (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 1:51pm
MLA Forum: TC Religion and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

The MLA forum on Religion and Literature invites paper proposals for a panel on religion, literature, and climate. How do ancient and contemporary literary texts both represent and engender climate crisis denialism, climate lament, and climate hope as a function of religious imaginations and literary practice? Submit 250-word abstracts and CVs.

 

 

MLA 2025: Language Change & the Rise of Populism

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 8:51am
LSL Language Change Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The MLA Language Change Forum is seeking papers that analyze any aspect of discourse and/or language change related to the rise of populism from any field or methodological approach, whether in the U.S. context or beyond. Please submit a 300-word abstract for consideration. 


 Conference Title: Modern Languages Association Annual Conference

Conference Dates: January 9-12, 2025

Conference Location: New Orleans, LA

Contact Information: Laura Francis, Cornell U (lrf62@cornell.edu)

MLA 2025: The (In)visibility of Minoritized Speakers

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 8:50am
LSL Language Change Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The MLA Language Change Forum is seeking papers that document changes in the (in)visibility of minoritized speakers. Topics may include but are not limited to issues of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and marginalized linguistic varieties across fields and pedagogies. Please submit a 300 word abstract for consideration. 


 Conference Title: Modern Languages Association Annual Conference

Conference Dates: January 9-12, 2025

Conference Location: New Orleans, LA

Contact Information: Laura Francis, Cornell U (lrf62@cornell.edu)

Plants Beyond Borders

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
Alicia Carroll and Courtney Ryan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

CFP: Plants Beyond Borders

 Although they are the most abundant life form on earth, plants have received scant attention from ecocritics until recently. As allies in the rethinking of human exceptionalism and the limits of human conceptions of nation, race, sexuality, disability, and invasion, plants challenge us to reimagine our philosophical and material relationship to the beings which enable each breath we take.  

Gratuitousness: ASAP/15 (NYC October 17-19, 2024)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
Asa Seresin, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

This panel investigates “gratuitousness” as a key term for thinking about contemporary culture and aesthetics. To call an artwork gratuitous is to protest against its supposedly needless excesses – yet how does this square with the needlessness that arguably defines the aesthetic realm in the first place? Is the concept of gratuitousness a product of economic austerity? How might a sense of gratuitousness be produced by diminished faculties of attention? Possible lines of inquiry include

CFP Journal of Chinese Cinemas Special Issue - Hidden Luminaries: Obscure Actresses and Women Filmmakers in Chinese Film History

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
David John Boyd (University of Glasgow)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

Call for Papers for Journal of Chinese Cinemas Special Issue

Hidden Luminaries: Obscure Actresses and Women Filmmakers in Chinese Film History

Guest Editors: David John Boyd (University of Glasgow) and Jessica Siu-yin Yeung (Lingnan University)

Associate Editor: Yiman Wang (University of California, Santa Cruz)

This issue will contribute to the field of Chinese women’s cinema, with studies on individual actresses and women filmmakers who have either faded from cultural or institutional memory, or who are significant in their own region but are under-studied in Anglophone scholarship.

Call for Book Chapters for the Edited Volume: Interdisciplinary Studies on German Philology Cyberpunk and Digital Rebellion of AI

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
Prof. Dr. Habib Tekin / Marmara University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

As a literary genre and a form of cultural aesthetic cyberpunk narratives depict dark visions of the future in which technology, society, and human existence merge. A major element of this setting is Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is often portrayed as a powerful, autonomous entity in cyberpunk universes. In cyberpunk genres, AI typically symbolizes both the zenith of human advancement and a looming existential danger for human beings. The dynamic between humans and AI in these narratives not only raises ethical dilemmas but also highlights the potential conflicts and challenges associated with the development of advanced AI technologies.

Modernist Chicago: Richard Wright and Beyond

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
Modernist Studies Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

Modernist Chicago: Richard Wright and Beyond (Modernist Studies Association Conference, Nov 7-10)

 

Deadline for Submissions: 12 PM PST, Friday, March 29, 2024

 

In the spirit of MSA 2024’s location in Chicago, this panel—centered around but not limited to Richard Wright—seeks work that engages the city’s modernist scene, broadly construed, through WWII: in literature (for example, Lawd Today!, Wright’s posthumously published experimental novel about Chicago, tensions and pollinations between realist and modernist aesthetics), sociology (the Chicago School, including Robert Park), blues music, journal culture and other radical politics, etc.

 

Black Creators of Legacy and Digital Media

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
McFarland and Company, Publishers, Inc.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Call for Abstracts!

Black Creators of Legacy and Digital Media

Collection Editors: Joshua K. Wright, Ph.D., Adria Y. Goldman, Ph.D., and Alexa Harris, Ph.D.

Cfp MLA 2025: "Women in the Early History of Comics (1800s-1950s)"

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Call for papers MLA 2025Special session"Women in the Early History of Comics (1800s-1950s)"

How did women artists or women's magazines contribute to the formation of the medium known today as "comics"? This includes cartoons, comics, and other graphic narratives before the emergence of underground feminist comix. Please send 250-word abstracts and bio to camilagutierrez@uc.cl

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2024

Camila Gutiérrez, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (camilagutierrez@uc.cl )

 

Foucault and Postcolonial Governmentalities in South Asia

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:58pm
Postcolonial Studies Association of the Global South (PSAGS) & Institute of Language Studies and Research (ILSR) Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

Call for Papers
https://foucault40.info/
Seminar: Foucault and Postcolonial Governmentalities in South Asia
24-25 May, 2024
https://foucault40.info/kolkata/
Organised by
Postcolonial Studies Association of the Global South (PSAGS)
&
Institute of Language Studies and Research (ILSR) Kolkata
Venue: Institute of Language Studies and Research (ILSR) Kolkata, New Town Campus
This seminar hinges on South Asian governmentalities (Legg and Heath, 2018), as experienced in postcolonial
South Asian nation states. They were erstwhile colonies, liberated through intense anti-colonial struggles

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

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

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

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