Call for Papers – American Humor Studies Assocation Panel at the ALA 34th Annual Conference
Humor in American Literature and Culture
Organized by the American Humor Studies Association
CFP: Washington Irving – Open Topic
The Renaissance is universally acknowledged to be a crucial moment in Europe for the development of vernacular national languages which begin to establish their prestige alongside Latin. Historical linguists have focused on the many interesting peculiarities of the European vernaculars in this period, such as the high degree of spelling fluctuation, (non-)lexicalisation of words, phonological and morphological adjustments, semantic shifts, etc. When it comes to diachronic approaches to corpus linguistics, however, scholars are sometimes sceptic about the possibilities offered by machine-readable samples of both literary and non-literary texts belonging to the Renaissance.
Irish Association for American Studies Annual Conference 2023
University of Limerick, Ireland, 28-29 April 2023
Hybrid event: virtual and in-person
The Irish Association for American Studies is an all-island scholarly association dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary American Studies in Ireland. It invites paper and panel proposals for its 2023 Annual Conference, which will take place 28-29 April at the University of Limerick. The hybrid event will be the first IAAS Annual Conference since 2019 to include an in-person element.
CFP: Edited Collection - Irish Writers and State Bureaucracy
Jonathan Foster (Stockholm University), Elliott Mills (Trinity College Dublin), and Karl O’Hanlon (Maynooth University)
The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 34th annual conference of the American Literature Association in Boston on May 25-28, 2023.
We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction.
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words including name, institutional affiliation (if any), and contact information, no later than January 15, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please attach your abstract as a Word document, and indicate if you will need AV equipment. Note that scholars are limited to one presentation at this conference.
Date of conference: 07/04/2023-08/04/2023
(with recorded papers available from 03/04/2023)
“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.”
~ John Masefield
“[T]he ocean space is boundless yet oppressive, illuminated yet indiscernible, all surface yet all depth.” ~ Emily Alder
SCSECS Conference 2023 CFP: The Quixotic Eighteenth Century
SCSECS welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of teaching the Eighteenth Century, including (but certainly not limited to!): course design (a literary genre, author, archives, transnational, interdisciplinary, online or onground, and/or graduate vs undergraduate course), syllabus construction, assignments, high impact practices or other teaching strategies, grading, or other topic. Graduate students are welcome!
SCSECS 2023 will be held in Bryan-College Station, Texas, at the beautiful and serene Stella Hotel on February 24-25, 2023.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Outlander Conference Glasgow 2023
University of Glasgow, 18-22 July 2023
Professor Murray Pittock, Bradley Professor and Pro Vice-Principal, University of Glasgow, ‘History and Memory at Culloden’
Additional Speakers TBC
Panel proposed at the 2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”
July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon
Environmental disasters along with lack of resources and global recession are increasingly rendering many parts of the globe inhabitable and forcing the displacement of billions of people. While large corporations and the global north – directly responsible for the climate crisis– refuse to take responsibility for the ecological breakdown, a narrative casting the blame on vulnerable and marginalized communities has been reemerging. In their attempt to “reclaim the commons” the far right has been reframing the climate crisis through the lens of race while calling for environmental cleansing.
American Literature Association Conference
34th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2023
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Edith Wharton and Beauty
The Edith Wharton Society invites papers that explore Wharton’s engagement with beauty in her works. Panelists are encouraged to consider the role of beauty in her writing on design, gardens, and travel as well as her novels and stories. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Proposals might consider (but are not limited to) the following questions:
EASA International Conference 2023
Ways of Reading: Literature and literacy (proposed theme)
7-8 December, 2023, University of the Free State (Bloemfontein)
The Collecting and Collectibles Area of the Popular Culture Association invites papers on “Sustainability in/as Collecting” for the 2023 National PCAACA Conference. We would especially like to encourage submissions that contribute new directions and calls to the existing scholarship on “Collecting” and particularly address ecological continuity in the varied geographical, cultural, linguistic, and literary collectibles.
Possible topics for presentations include but are not limited to:
To say that Ukraine has a complicated relationship with Russia is an understatement: the region was under direct rule in the imperial period, experienced a period of freedom after 1917, followed by repressive rule through large periods of the Soviet era, and then regained independence in 1991. Now, Ukraine faces Russian hostility and the violation of its territorial integrity, which began in February 2014 with the occupations of the Crimea and Donbas region.
DHU7 welcomes humanities scholars from across the Intermountain West and beyond. We especially invite early career scholars graduate students, newcomers to the digital humanities (DH), and members of traditionally underrepresented groups to join us.
The DHU7 Executive Committee invites proposals for presentations. Proposals are due on 11 December 2022 and should be submitted here.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Deadline Extended: Reception: Texts. Readers, Audiences, History, the peer-reviewed journal of the Reception Study Society, is inviting applications for one of its two general editor positions. Published annually by Penn State University Press, Reception presents a forum for scholarly and critical research-based articles in audience and reception studies in literary criticism, cultural and media studies, and the history of reading and book history. Our new editor will be expected to work with the journal’s continuing co-editor and its book-review editor to continue to develop Reception’s role as a leader in presenting new research in the various fields of audience study.
Craft Critique Culture Conference: Emerald-Colored Glasses: An Environmental Vision
Call for Papers
The University of Iowa English Department invites proposals for its 2023 Annual Conference, Craft Critique Culture, to be held in person in Iowa City, IA.
Event Dates: April 20-22, 2023
CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections of critical and creative approaches to writing both within and beyond the academy.
The University of Maryland’s Graduate English Organization invites proposals on the topic of “Binaries” for our 16th annual conference, to be held hybrid/in-person on March 3rd, 2023.
Coming from the Latin bīnārius, the Oxford English Dictionary defines “binary” as “Of, pertaining to, characterized by, or compounded of, two; dual.” While this can be seen on one hand as collaborative and additive, binaries are also often understood as oppositional or dichotomous.These competing definitions, then, form a complicated interpretational binary.
Spaces of (Re)creation
At times, there is a dissonance between what is considered the ‘original’ narrative and its adapted form. For example, the release of Neil Gaiman’s adaptation of his own work, The Sandman, caused controversy amongst those who had read the comic book series, mainly for the casting decisions of actors such as Kirby Howell-Baptiste who played Death and Jennifer Coleman who played Constantine, as their original characters in the comics where white or/and male. In the same vein, Amazon’s recent adaptation of Tolkien’s work, Rings of Power, creates tensions between fans of the author and a modern audience who may not be familiar with the source material because of the discrepancies between the two versions.
How does the liminal manifest in the Spanish-speaking world? To what does it respond in various contexts, spaces, and artistic expressions? From colonial wounds, through border disputes, gender expression, and artistic hybridization, the history of the Spanish-language sphere is one of diverse networks of communication. The idea of the liminal allows for the revision, evaluation, and deconstruction of these bordered spaces, to elaborate a site of dialogue and encounter. This conference proposes to be such a site.
Suggested themes include, but are not limited to:
ESRA Seminar: Ethics of Adapting Shakespeare's Plays in Totalitarian Contexts
Seminar at the ESRA CONFERENCE - Budapest - July 6-9 2023 - https://esra2023.btk.ppke.hu/
Chapter proposals are invited for the edited collection Transitional Female Being: An Ecocritical Politics of Peri/Post/Menopause, due by December 18, 2022. This volume aims to make a significant contribution to communicating beyond the biological elements of menstruation and pregnancy, interests which determines the direction of much ecofeminist theory, toward seriously engaging with a fundamental discourse effectively silenced in ecofeminist thinking: Menopause.
Environmental humanists are uniquely poised to consider how creative texts (including but not limited to novels, short stories, poems, films, theatre, visual art media, and podcasts) represent the imagined labor of reclaiming the commons in a variety of contexts. Though these representations may range from realist to fabulist, from actionable to impossible, EH teachers, writers, scholars, and activists can share these representations to inspire new, detailed methods for reclamation. Accordingly, this panel considers how various texts represent the labor of reclaiming the commons and how those representations can speak to real-world reclamation efforts.
This edited volume examines how sexual violence and feminist interventions in South Asia and the Diaspora have been articulated in literature and popular culture in the context of and in opposition to the #MeToo Movement. The #MeToo has significantly impacted how we understand sexual harassment, rape, and gendered violence, especially in the US. However, the movement was taken up only briefly by the media and entertainment industry in South Asia and the Diaspora.
Living as we do in the age of technology, we have witnessed the internet, social media, and smart devices penetrate every sphere of human activity. Technology provides powerful tools to conduct research on a scale hitherto unimaginable: for the first time in history, scholars from the stream of humanities are facing the problem of data abundance rather than scarcity (Rosenzweig, 2003). New methods and tools are evolving everyday to analyse Big Data. New formats of presenting and disseminating research have also become available, of which pre-print archiving and open access projects are only some of the most common examples.
Consolation in contemporary British and postcolonial literatures
6-7 April 2023
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Amphitheatre Descartes, 15 Parvis René Descartes, 69007 Lyon
Keynote speaker: Professor David James (University of Birmingham)