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Call for Applications: Patrick Leary Field Development Grant

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 4:28am
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Patrick Leary Field Development GrantDeadline: 15 March 2024 The Patrick Leary Field Development Grant is named for long-time RSVP supporter, Board member and former President, and created with funds from a generous bequest to RSVP by the late Eileen Curran, pioneering researcher and Emerita Professor of English at Colby College.

Call for Applications: Sally Mitchell Dissertation Prize

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 4:28am
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Sally Mitchell Dissertation Prize Deadline: 1 March 2024  The Sally Mitchell Dissertation Prize is awarded annually to the best Ph.D. dissertation, defended in the previous calendar year, that explores the 19th-century British periodical press (including magazines, newspapers, and serial publications of all kinds) as an object of study in its own right, not as a source of material for other historical topics. Winners of the prize receive a monetary award of $1,000.

Conjuring up Decolonial Alternatives: Subversive Navigations of Transnational Colonialisms

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 4:20am
Cairo Studies in English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

 

“Decolonial thinking and doing focus on the enunciation, engaging in epistemic disobedience and delinking from the colonial matrix in order to open up decolonial options—a vision of life and society that requires decolonial subjects, decolonial knowledges, and decolonial institutions." (Mignolo 2011, 9)

Building Coalitions: Advocating for Graduate Labor Needs Across Institutions

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:54pm
Kate Ostrom
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

In November 2022, the University of California participated in the largest strike in higher education when 48,000 graduate workers, post-docs, and academic researchers went on strike to advocate for their collective labor needs. Following this coalition building framework, we seek presentations focused on coalition building to address labor issues impacting graduate students in literature and languages across institutions.

Potential paper might address, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Unionization efforts and graduate labor strikes; 

  • Collective bargaining success and struggles;

Making Visible: Conrad, Poland, and World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:53pm
Joseph Conrad Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 16, 2024

Making Visible: Conrad, Poland, and World Literature

Special Session MLA25 New Orleans

Joseph Conrad: Tyranny and Revolution

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:53pm
Joseph Conrad Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Joseph Conrad: Tyranny and Revolution

Joseph Conrad Society of America (MLA Allied Organization) MLA 2025 New Orleans

Summer Seminars at the American Antiquarian Society

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:53pm
John Garcia / American Antiquarian Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2024

Dear friends and colleagues, This summer, the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is offering week-long seminars on the history of the book and visual culture. AAS seminars are open to academics, library and museum professionals, independent researchers, and members of the antiquarian book trade. Hands-on sessions with AAS's exceptional collection of rare books, periodicals, manuscripts, and the graphic arts are a hallmark of the seminar experience.  Please follow the links provided below for more information and instructions on how to apply: "Disability Histories in the Visual Archive: Redress, Protest, and Justice" June 9-14, 2024.

(IN)SECURITY

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:53pm
Adam Parkes
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

 

From Writing to AI

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:53pm
Interface -Journal of European Languages and Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024

Dear Colleagues,

"Interface" calls for papers for a conference on the topic: “From the Invention of Writing to the Emergence of Artificial Intelligence: Cultural Approaches to Information Technology”

Conference Date: August  28-30, 2024

Conference Place: National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 23, 2024

Approaches to Teaching Great Expectations

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:38pm
MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

**DEADLINE APPROACHING**

1 March 2024

 

Call for Proposals:

Approaches to Teaching Great Expectations

 

Michelle Allen-Emerson and Peter J. Capuano are developing a new volume in the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching World Literature series: Approaches to Teaching Dickens’s Great Expectations. The editors and the MLA are interested in pedagogical approaches from the broadest range of perspectives possible. Interested contributors should submit

Call for Guest Editors – Rejoinder

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:38pm
Rejoinder Journal/Insitute for Research on Women at Rutgers
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2024

The Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University is seeking guest editors for the Spring 2025 issue of its online journal, Rejoinder (https://irw.rutgers.edu/rejoinder). Rejoinder features work at the intersection of scholarship and activism that reflects feminist/queer and social justice perspectives and is currently published once a year. Guest editors will be responsible for the overall shape of the issue, and Rejoinder staff will advise on the process.

Revenge is Mad Hard: Fat Ham and the Question of Cultural Reclamation

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:38pm
Valerie Clayman Pye Long Island University Post
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Revenge is Mad Hard: Fat Ham and the Question of Cultural Reclamation

 

Since its digital debut in April of 2021, subsequent Pulitzer win, off-Broadway run, Broadway run, and recent flurry of regional productions, Fat Ham has taken North America by storm. In re-framing the story of Hamlet from within a Black, southern family barbeque, playwright James Ijames has opened the door for questions about cultural authority, the exchange of cultural capital, mediation, storytelling and adaptation methods, the need for increased representation in canonical stories, the methods through which marginalized voices might reclaim cultural capital, and more.

 

Epidemic Remedies In Medical Writing (1500 - 1920) 18-19 June 2024

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:37pm
University of Ferrara - Department of Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

This conference aims to discuss the representation of epidemic remedies in medical
writing in England and in France between 1500 and 1920. Prospective presenters are
invited to address epidemic remedies across five centuries, bearing three main
methodological observations in mind. Firstly, the pivotal role of the plague and the
Spanish influenza as opening and closing points to the selected timeframe. Secondly,
the working definition of “remedy” as a cure “for a disease, disorder, injury, etc.; a
medicine or treatment that promotes healing or alleviates symptoms.” (OED, remedy
2). This comprehensive definition intends to allow for historical specification and

The Narrative Environments of Los Angeles: A Research Forum

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:37pm
University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

The Narrative Environments of Los Angeles: A Research Forum 

Date: Friday, April 19 

Time: TBD 

Location: Ide Room, USC Taper Hall (THH) 

Gullah Narratives in American Literatures

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:37pm
Special Session at the MLA 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

I am seeking papers for a special sesssion (to be submitted and approved) at the MLA 2025, January 9-12 in New Orleans. Since the conference is located in New Orleans, I though I would take advantage of the setting and explore the presence of  Gullah and other regional folkores in  American literary works Toni Morrison has said that some of the songs in Song of Solomon are rooted in Gullah folklore. The theme of the MLA convention is "Invisibility." Certainly  these folkloric roots and threads in American literary works have remained invisible.

Anthem Studies in Critical Literary Geography

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:37pm
Bill Angus, Massey University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2027

 

Anthem Studies in Critical Literary Geography presents cutting-edge examinations of the representation of geographical phenomena across diverse historical literary genres and documents. We publish challenging, theoretically informed analyses of land-based, oceanic, meteorological, and imaginative geographical elements of texts, spanning both factual and fictional realms. Encompassing all locations – including  for instance roads, fields, mountains, deserts, rivers, lakes, swamps, coastlines, seas, storm systems, planets, machine worlds and built environments – the series critically engages with the nuanced portrayal of these phenomena in fictional and non-fictional literature throughout various historical periods.

Posthuman Studies (MLA 2025 Conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:36pm
Akim Golubev/UNLV/MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The Posthuman Studies session welcomes abstracts/papers that deal with the application of literary theory to historical/social/cultural issues. Posthuman as an umbrella term includes a range of topics/periods from the 18th-C dualism/monism to deconstruction/postmodernism.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2024

Akim Golubev, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (akim.golubev@unlv.edu )https://mla.confex.com/mla/2025/webprogrampreliminary/Paper26259.html 

Ports and Harbours in Early Modern English Plays

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:36pm
Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 8, 2024

‘Wherefore to Dover?’ (King Lear)

Following the editors’ previous collaborations, Reading the Road from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan’s Highways (EUP, 2020) and Reading the River in Shakespeare’s Britain (EUP, 2024), this edited collection aims to pull together new research on perceptions and representations of ports and harbours in early modern English drama.

Rethinking the Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in English for a New *Quarter* Century

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:36pm
MLA 2024 Convention Roundtable CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 11, 2024

This special session seeks a mix of six panelists who are current or recent English Master’s and Doctoral graduate program directors who can speak from first-hand experience to the market forces and realities students and alums are facing today. These roundtable speaking slots are limited to five minutes in order to make room for discussion.

It’s been 14 years since the ADE’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Master’s Degree released their report: “Rethinking the Master’s Degree in English for a New Century.” Based on their research, they found “a gap between students’ aspirations and employment outcomes on the one hand and MA programs’ stated goals and curricular requirements on the other” (1).

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:35pm
European Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2024

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies) invites reviews of current books on topics relevant to American studies for publication in EJAS’ upcoming issues (vol. 19-20) due in 2024 and 2025. 

Please send a review proposal (author, title, publisher, publishing date and place, number of pages), and CV (including the list of publications) to book reviews editor, Dr. Kornelia Boczkowska (kornelia@amu.edu.pl). We accept proposals on a rolling basis.

Authors of accepted proposals will be expected to write a book review (1000 words) and follow the MLA 8th edition style manual when preparing the manuscript.

CFP reminder: Small Screen Food: American Identity Through a Culinary Televisual Lens

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:35pm
Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis and Carrie Helms Tippen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

 

Salman Rushdie characterized the serial television show “as the novelistic medium of the 21st century,” signifying its emerging importance and elevating its status to a realm traditionally occupied by novels. This shift, propelled by technological advancements and new patterns in media consumption like streaming and binge-watching, highlights televisions’ artistic and cultural importance. Rushdie’s view acknowledges television series as valuable cultural artifacts of considerable artistic depth and cultural weight.

Call for contributions (journal issue): "The Language of War: Lexicon, Metaphor, Discourse"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:44pm
University of Ferrara, University of Milan, University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2024

CFP url: https://www.ledonline.it/index.php/LCM-Journal/announcement/view/96

 

Call for papers: Vol 11 (2024) No 2: “The Language of War: Lexicon, Metaphor, Discourse”

Issue nr. 2 vol. 11 (2024) will focus on the following theme: The Language of War: Lexicon, Metaphor, Discourse  and will be edited by Dr. Anna Anselmo (Università degli Studi di Ferrara), Prof. Kim Grego (Università degli Studi di Milano) and Prof. Andreas Musolff (University of East Anglia).

21st-Century Eliot

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:44pm
International T. S. Eliot Society MLA_2025
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

21st-Century Eliot. Panel for MLA 2025 (New Orleans). Recent developments in Eliot studies, including the release of the Eliot/Hale letters and the publication of Eliot’s complete prose in digital format, as well as the new editions of his poetry and new scholarly biographies and collections, promise to transform Eliot studies for the foreseeable future. 21-st Century Eliot brings together Eliot scholars with a focus on digital methodologies and/ or approaches drawing on the new materials available for research.

Send abstracts of 200 words and a brief CV to Dr. John McIntyre at jmcintyre@upei.ca by 10 March.

The Origin of Adoption Studies: Betty Jean Lifton 50 Years Later

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:44pm
The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

In 2025, the adoption community is celebrating the 50-year anniversary of Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter by Betty Jean Lifton. This seminal text in adoption studies was at the origins of adoptee rights movements, and it inspired its own body of scholarship. The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture is seeking submissions that engage with this text and/or its paratextual materials from a variety of disciplinary perspectives for a guaranteed session at the MLA Convention in New Orleans on January 9-12. Presentations that engage with the presidential theme “Visibility” are especially welcome.

'Poetry Off the Page' Blog

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:44pm
Poetry Off the Page
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2026

'Poetry off the Page’ Blog

Poetry off the Page is an online, international platform for anyone interested in the study and analysis of Anglophone spoken word and poetry performance from the 1960s to the present day.

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