Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference 2024
March 7-10, 2024
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference 2024
March 7-10, 2024
"Queering the Family: Exploring Non-Normative Family Figures in Literature, Arts, and the Media"
Call for papers, Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies, 7 (Summer 2024), themed section
Serena Guarracino (Università dell’Aquila), Anna Chiara Corradino (Università di Pisa)
The lightning-fast pace of innovation in weak and strong AI, open AI, and natural language processing have jointly given rise to a developing need to reshuffle and refurbish most of our pedagogical and rhetorical practices. The growing use of GPT 3, Chat GPT, LaMDA, DELL E-2, Packback, and other AI-empowered algorithmic tools have pushed the field of rhetoric and composition to transform, giving rise to a grim scenario characterized by pedagogical emasculation, professional anxiety on the part of writing instructors and researchers in rhetoric and composition.
C19 2024 Panel CFP: “Endlessness”
Gendered Marginalities at the Border(s): Intersections, Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary Asia
When we come together as queer, trans people, as feminist, dalit, adivasi, labour activists, as students collective members, labour union members, climate action group members, or as recluses hiding from the rest, magic happens. Entire worlds of possibilities sit within us, waiting for the thrill of some interaction, a trace of hope to channel them. They materialize in the strategies of our politics, together or alone, in the act that balances what we imagine and what is needed. Too often, it takes a few moments to even allow imagination to run wild – free-range wild, that too, not wild as in wilderness, as in orcas and mushrooms and such.
Prisons and Poetry (Seminar)
Northeast Modern Language Association 2024 - Boston, MA (March 7-10)
“It is hard,” writes incarcerated poet Etheridge Knight, “to make a poem in prison.” And yet, poetry has long been a major form of literary production in prisons around the world. From Oscar Wilde to Mahmoud Darwish, celebrated poets have reflected on experiences of incarceration in their work. In the context of the U.S. mass incarceration, poets such as Jimmy Santiago Baca and Reginald Dwayne Betts have risen to fame during or after their imprisonment. Poetry has also been an important element of writings by many political prisoners, such as Wole Soyinka, Assata Shakur, and Leonard Peltier.
Femspec, an interdisciplinary feminist journal dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres, seeks creative submissions for its Fall issue.
We welcome poetry, art, memoir, drama and fiction. Please see our guidelines at https://www.femspec.org/submission-guidelines
Please note that Femspec asks submitters to subscribe to the journal to support its mission. Reduced rates are available.
Send questions about creative submissions to email@example.com.
We are updating The Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature (Ed. Alan Velie and Jennifer McClinton-Temple) to include authors and works that have been published or gained prominence since the original publication.
We welcome contributors to write biographical entries (500 words) on the following authors and works:
Jones, Stephen Graham.
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Fasthorse, Larissa. The Thanksgiving Play.
Hobson, Brandon. Where the Dead Sit Talking.
Orange, Tommy. There, There.
Bruchac, Joseph. Killer Enemies.
South Asian Review: Special Issue on Bangladesh
In line with the upcoming Southeast Asian Media Studies Conference (SEAMSC 2024), we are calling for paper submissions related to the conference’s theme: “Interrogations of Media, Sustainability, Development and Power in ASEAN”.
Academic papers such as original research papers and case studies are welcome to be submitted as long as it is related to the diversified topics of the conference; namely,
a) Media and Sustainable Development Goals;
b) Power, Media and Democracy;
c) Media and Environmental Sustainability;
d) Digital Media and Development;
e) Media and Cultural Diversity.
Take note of the following dates:
Abstract submission deadline: August 31, 2023
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
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?
Word Count: 3914
Table of Contents
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