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Literary Druid is a journal that destinies to foster research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich the English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.
Nourish. Food & Trust. - CFP open for 18th Annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference The MIGC board is pleased to announce this year's conference theme: Nourish. Food & Trust held VIRTUALLY on April 28-29, 2023. In alignment with the Center for 21st Century Studies 3-year programming arc of Nourishing Democracy and annual theme of Nourishing Trust, the conference centers on issues of food and land justice through an intersectional, interdisciplinary lens. There is no fee to submit or present. DEADLINE EXTENDED Proposal submissions are due March 31st, 2023. We are pleased to announce this year's keynote as Suparna Kure, PhD.
In recent years, there has been a flurry of new interest in the work of Mina Loy (1882-1966) resulting in a steady output of monographs, new translations, and republications that present Loy from increasingly diverse perspectives. As Sarah Hayden writes in the introduction to the republication of Insel (2014) ‘there have been many Loys; more are emerging’.
Call for Papers: Next-Generation Research in English and World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures: Two Graduate Student Showcases
Across English and world languages, literatures, and cultures, graduate students are developing engaging, inventive, and transformative projects that envision their disciplines in new and exciting ways. In an effort to highlight this “next-gen scholarship,” two parallel sessions will feature lightning round presentations to offer a snapshot of where these fields are headed. Please note that this is for the 2024 MLA Convention in Philadelphia, PA.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
Call for Papers: Trauma-Informed Pedagogy and Policies in the English Department
Extended Deadline: 27 March 2023
Call for Papers: AI and What It Means to Create: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation
Extended Deadline: 27 March 2023
International Journal of Education (IJE)
The University of California, Riverside’s Art History Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 12th Annual Conference, Decay into Chaos. We are honored to host Dr. Naomi Pitamber, Assistant Professor of Art and Design at Eastern Michigan University, as this year’s keynote speaker.
The Romanian Studies Association of America welcomes paper proposals on "Romanian Studies in the Digital Space" for the 2024 MLA convention. This is a great opportunity to engage in a conversation about digital modalities of promoting Romanian culture globally, addressing their impact on disseminating forms of Romanian culture to diverse audiences. Analyses may include journals, websites, translations, film, and the work of various organizations. The following topics are encouraged:
Escapology Under Fugitive Law
Arts of Fugitivity
Wednesday, October 4th — Friday, October 6th, 2023
Conveners: Samantha Pergadia and Casey Patterson
RSAA 2023: Romantic RenewalMelbourne, Australia, 6 to 8 December 2023Hosted by Monash University and Deakin University
Dr Madeleine Callaghan, University of Sheffield
Professor Porscha Fermanis, University College Dublin
Professor Jon Mee, University of York
We invite proposals for the 2023 Romantic Studies Association of Australasia Conference, to be hosted in central Melbourne at Deakin Downtown. The conference will explore the theme of Renewal – broadly conceived – in Romanticism.
With its massive world, open-ended quests, and near-limitless options for customization, Elden Ring––the most critically acclaimed video game of 2022––is designed to be replayed. But it is also a text that demands to be reread. Whether we study its environmental storytelling or the lore in item descriptions, the game’s fragmented narrative fuels exegeses that resemble the long history of Biblical interpretation, midcentury criticism of modernist enigmas like Ulysses, and hermeneutic fandoms surrounding popular culture like Twin Peaks. Its spatiotemporally disjunctive universe frustrates efforts to interpret its world “realistically” and prompts one to place it in dialogue with theories of unconventional space and time.
The MLA’s Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Literature solicits abstracts for a guaranteed panel at the January 2024 MLA Convention in Philadelphia on queer theory and psychoanalysis. We particularly welcome theoretical and archival scholarship that centers LGBTQI+ theorists, artists, intellectuals, and writers.
Queer theory embraces psychoanalysis and its speculative concepts as crucial elements of counter-identitarian critical practice. Yet the relationship between these two fields remains under-examined. Topics of particular interest include:
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Call for Papers - Creature Redux: Considering the Pasts, Presents, and Futures of Chimera in Fiction and Popular Culture
Extended Deadline: April 21st, 2021 (4/21/23)
Animals are the quotidian absolute Other. They are not inherently horrifying, dangerous, or invasive; nor do they have designs to usurp or subjugate humanity. In his lecture-turned-book The Animal That Therefore I Am, Derrida critiques the use of the word “animal” to describe an almost limitless array of creatures. “Animal” becomes a catch-all term for everything that is otherwise than human–and not the biological entity, but a specific, constructed hegemonic entity.
Love, Violence, and Feminine Resistance: Dis-/placement, Reckoning, and Reconciliation
CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
MMLA 2023, November 2-5, Cincinnati, OH
Abstract Deadline: May 10, 2023
General Conference Topic: "Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy"
The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with any aspect of the theme "Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy" for the 2023 conference. Please find a general description of this theme here:
Special dossier | edited by Marica Orrù and Igor Juricevic
A fundamental element of the American imaginary, superhero and heroic narratives have seen a new apogee since the turn of the century. New and old heroes and heroines have populated popular culture, giving rise to a variety of texts that tackle diversity, nostalgia, and the need for imaginaries and narratives that help us deal with the struggles inherent to our current times.
This two-part dossier, co-edited by Marica Orrù and Igor Juricevic, will collect essays on (super)hero figures in twenty-first century US popular culture, with a specific focus on diversity, cross-genre texts, and transmedia representations.
DECOLONIZING VISUALITIES: Critical Concepts and Interventions in Visual Studies
Course Instructor: Nasheli Jiménez del Val
ONLINE COURSE — May 2023
4 sessions / Tuesdays 2; 9; 16; 23 — 6pm - 9pm (GMT)
Online Conference Date: TBA
Registration is free to attend.
Call for papers
A one-day, inter-, multi-, trans-, and cross-disciplinary event that explores the theme of “connections, interconnections and disconnections” in festive and celebratory culture.
How does modern poetry enact a paradox of emotion? This MLA 2024 special session invites proposals exploring ambivalence, co-existence or contradiction of emotive states in modern/late modern/postmodern poetics. Broader interpretations of the theme are certainly welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Kindly submit your abstract (250-350 words) as well as a short bio by Monday, March 20th to:
While we sometimes feel like life is moving around us rather than with us, it is essential to take a moment and consider how we got where we are. Over time, attitudes, opinions, and feelings have shifted along with what we choose to carry with us. To avoid leaving important things behind or risk forgetting them altogether, it is time to ask ourselves why we leave certain things behind and what it means when we do.
We invite papers for our 2024 MLA Convention session examining Lessing’s critiques of colonialism and/or neocolonialism, especially in conversation with post-colonial African women writers from Aidoo, Gordimer, Dangarembga, and Vera to Gappah, Bulawayo, and Mbue. 250-word abstracts and brief bio requested.
We invite papers for an MLA 2024 session exploring figures of the griot—as chroniclers, poets, songmakers, and Memories—in Doris Lessing’s later works and in the works of writers from Africa and throughout the postcolonial diaspora. This topic has been designed to fit in with the MLA's 2024 Presidential Theme, "Celebration: Joy and Sorrow." For more details on the theme, see: <https://www.mla.org/Events/2024-MLA-Convention/Presidential-Theme-for-th....
250-word abstracts and brief bio requested.
Constructions of Identity 11 - Transmission
Department of English Language and Literature
Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania)
Conference dates: 18-20 May 2023
Conference venue: Faculty of Letters, 31 Horea St., Cluj-Napoca
Conference website: Transmission: Constructions of Identity XI – Event Landing Page (ubbcluj.ro)
Extended deadline for proposals: 10 April 2023
Editors: Josefine Smith, Shippensburg University, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Kathleen Kollman, Miami University, email@example.com
Saint Louis University—Madrid April 21-22
Adaptation is a term that bridges the divide between literature and evolution. Texts are adapted to speak to new circumstances as time advances and younger writers, directors, actors, artists, and audiences seek connections to a mutable culture. Likewise, organisms adapt over generations to better suit their circumstance.
For Refractions: A Journal of Postcolonial Cultural Criticism’s second issue, we invite reflections on “care work” in relation to postcolonial studies, cultural media and practice, and institutions
EXTENDED DEADLINE: We require five more short essays (1,500 words); the deadline is extended until March 22, 2023. A limited amount of space is also still available for long essays (3,000 words). Please inquire at the earliest if interested.
Springer Encyclopaedia of New Populism and Responses of the 21st Century