Ranked in Tier 1 on the Thai Journal Citation Index, Thoughts is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published biannually by Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Thoughts welcomes original manuscripts in the areas of English linguistics, English applied linguistics, ฺฺBritish and American literature, Literature in English translation, and translation studies. For more information, visit https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/thoughts/index
- The conference will take place at Syracuse University from 8-10 December 2023.
- Henry Luce Foundation
- Syracuse University
Criticism Towards The Portrayal of Women in George Orwell’s 1984
Research Question: How does George Orwell’s portrayal Julia and Katherine's contrasting attitudes reveal the ways they are oppressed and objectified as women in 1984?
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Julia and Katherine’s contrasting attitudes……………………………………………….….….6-8
The Thread of Objectification………………………………………………...………….……9-14
Third-generation African and African-American writers are defined as those born within the 1960s and beyond whose literary outputs examine the social realities in their society. Adesanmi and Dunton observe that “one of the most distinctive features of “third-generation” texts is the absence of a more-or-less rooted, totalizing and over-determining historical“traditionalist center” around which narrative point of view, thematization, language, and structure are orientated” (15). Their themes are mostly shaped by the events and experiences of people within the period. Dalley Hamish believes that “third-generation literature are shaped around recent ambivalent spatiotemporal imaginaries that exceed the national-generational framework” (15).
This roundtable invites teachers/ scholars who have been incorporating African texts into their curriculum to discuss successful pedagogical strategies for teaching postmillennial African narratives. Many of these texts have continued to garner international attention by winning prestigious literary prizes. While there are several pedagogical texts on older-generation African texts, there is a dearth of resources focused on teaching these newer texts. Our goal as organizers of this roundtable is that these initial discussions will blossom into an edited volume on teaching postmillennial African narratives.
Verge will be sponsoring Global Asias panels and roundtables at the upcoming AAS and AAAS conferences. Our goal is to help generate and support work that straddles or otherwise navigates the differences and overlaps between Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies as intellectual formations and interdisciplines.
Censoring, framing and regulating images in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century United States
Deadline for submissions: September 16, 2023
full name / name of organization: Transatlantica (online journal of the French Association of American Studies [AFEA])
contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crisis and/in South Asian Literature in English
14th- 16th December 2023
**DEADLINE EXTENDED to JULY 10*
The 120th Annual PAMLA Conference
The PAMLA 2023 Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon between October 26-29, 2023.
The 2023 PAMLA Conference is being held entirely in-person. We won’t be having any virtual or hybrid sessions or papers.
Our CFP List and Paper Proposal System is open. We are now in the PAMLA Summer Sessions (first-come-first-served) deadline period which will end on July 20. Do not delay proposing: during this period, sessions will close when filled.
The organizing committee is excited to share the call for papers for the 2023 First Forum Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the Division of Cinema and Media Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. This year's theme is Losers!
First Forum 2023–Oct 27th and 28th
“In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey”--Beck, “Loser”
CFP: Modernism in American Literature:
Proposals due August 31, 2023
Note on Updated Proposal:
We currently have most of the selections made, and essays in process, for a volume on re-considering Modernism with regard to American literature. We are, however, still looking for a small handful of high-quality proposals to fill out a few remaining chapters in the project.
Call for content: Crafted Audio, Narrative Podcasting and the Global South
We are seeking contributions for a special edition of RadioDoc Review on audio documentary, narrative podcasting or crafted audio in the Global South.
Deadline: Oct 31 2023 for peer reviewed articles, Dec 31st for non-peer reviewed items.
The panel, "Representing Ecocides in Settler Colonial Arts and Literatures", will be organised at the 2024 NeMLA Conference, from March 7-10, 2024, in Boston, MA.
Scholarship on the politics of literature has, in recent decades, increasingly come to focus on
whether texts from the past conform to the values of the present. Some texts are praised for
modeling, even anticipating, our own progressive values, while others are subject to critique for
the way they ignore, license, or justify forms of inequity, injustice, and subordination. This
disciplinary impulse has come to seem not only justified, but natural. Yet it has also resulted in a
growing corpus of books being dismissed or maligned within the academy, books that are
crucially still being read and revered outside the academy. We call this “bad art” because we
PAMLA 2023 RHETORICAL THEORY PANEL
CALL FOR PAPERS -- EXTENDED DEADLINE
Portland, October 26-29th
Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack (USC)
This panel will explore recent movements in rhetorical theory writ large, either in connection with or apart from composition theory and practice. Special attention will be given to proposals that engage with the conference's theme.
To mark the fortieth anniversary of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, in 2024 Foundation will be publishing a special summer issue devoted to the legacy of cyberpunk in the twenty-first century. Cyberpunk culture is conspicuously everywhere – from books and films to videogames, pop videos, TV shows, fashion, advertising, and the visual arts. If cyberpunk was once ‘cutting-edge’, what future does it have when AIs and virtual/augmented realities are increasingly part of everyday life? When global corporations such as Facebook are encouraging its customers to inhabit ‘the Metaverse’, what function does cyberpunk have?
Au-delà des clichés : représentations culturelles de la polygamie dans les œuvres créatives de femmes subsahariennes
February 19-20 (Virtual) – 22-24 (In-Person), 2024
Societies in Residence at the LCLC include African American Literature and Culture Society, E. E. Cummings Society, Durrell Society, T. S. Eliot Society, International James Joyce Society, Iris Murdoch Society, Flannery O’Connor Society, Charles Olson Society, Harold Pinter Society & International Virginia Woolf Society.
INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS (Individuals and Groups)
For all of the following categories listed below, please follow these directions:
This conference celebrates the relationship between two influential American poets, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) and Denise Levertov (1923-1997). It aims to explore the shared views, poetics, and engagement with history and social reality in the works of Williams and Levertov, as well as their differences and divergences.
Television has long been a space for comfort. Often, we watch television in the most intimate surroundings with our closest family members. Additionally, viewers are often encouraged to develop relationships with characters or situations over multiple serialized seasons. With the advent of Peak (or Prestige) TV over the past twenty years, our relationships to characters and situations have grown more complicated as both dramas and comedies have placed viewers in uncomfortable situations with unlikeable characters. However, recent works on television have played with the relationship between irony and sincerity in determining how “nice” we want our television.
Ableism and Neurodivergence in Creative Writing
Call for Contributions
Dr. Christie Collins, Mississippi State University
Dr. Saul Lemerond, Hanover College
This roundtable asks us to grapple with the materially narrowing potentials of the humanities field and the surplus of criticism that continues to be produced seemingly in spite of it. In this “meta-method” roundtable, we wish to explore the ways that the act of writing criticism in our intellectual landscape often feels excessive–excessively argumentative, excessively indulgent, excessively nostalgic. At the same time, the field itself often feels “overstuffed,” particularly for scholars working in historical periods. Yet criticism continues to be produced.
OVERTONES EGE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS
Annual deadline: September 15
“Feeling,” in its multiple forms of meaning, is central to the literature and culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The eighteenth century saw the rise of the the cult of sensibility, aesthetic explorations of the sublime, and medical explorations of the nerves; while the nineteenth saw the literary cultivation of sympathy and psychological theories of emotion. Whether emotional, affective, or physical, the push to define and understand “feeling” was frequently attended by anxiety about feeling’s propensity to spill over and overwhelm.
The work of creating a socially just classroom is often one of balancing a pedagogical surplus of initiatives, directions, and possibilities. Expanding the literary canon, pushing back against white supremacist norms of classroom discourse and production, and creating accessible assignments, materials, and activities all involve research, restructuring, and integration that can be labor-intensive and potentially overwhelming. Additionally, instructors often have to balance between the goals of their own classroom and institutional imperatives, ensuring students gain the preparation and cultural capital that will enable them to succeed in classrooms with traditional academic expectations.
The Aesthetics of Contamination: Oceanic Environments, Identities, Intermedial Research-Creation
Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, 27-29 Oct, 2023
Deadline for Submissions: 31 August, 2023
This is a call for papers for a panel focusing on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, to be held at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference in Atlanta, November 9-11, 2023.
The Soul of Cinema: Essays on Arts & Faith’s Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films
Since 2004, readers and writers at the Art & Faith website have created six lists of “spiritually significant” films, culminating in its 2020 iteration of the group’s Top 100 films. (To see this list visit http://artsandfaith.com) To celebrate the most recent list, the editors will be publishing an anthology of essays through Cambridge Scholars P.