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Call for Papers: Stephen Crane Society, ALA 2023
The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 25-28, 2023.
All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions:
Enclosing the Commons:
Resistance and Rebellion in Late Medieval and Early Modern England
ASLE/AESS 2023 Call for Papers - Sponsored by the Oecologies Research Group
Between 1066 and the nineteenth century, the practice of enclosure transformed the economy and ecology of England, as lands traditionally held in common were, through a variety of processes both formal and informal, transformed into private property. Implicated in the development of capitalism and the Agricultural Revolution, the enclosure movement has had a profound influence on how land use is conceptualized and practiced in the modern world.
An Uncommon Exclusion: Human/More-than-Human Alliance in the Medieval and Early Modern Imaginations
Proposed session for ASLE/AESS, July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon
Sponsored by the Oecologies Research Group
“Bright and Beautiful and Alive”: Willa Cather’s New York Intersections
18th International Cather Seminar June 21-23, 2023 The New School | New York, NY
Despite her dominant association with the Great Plains, Willa Cather lived most of her life in New York City (1906-1947), first in Greenwich Village and later, after she had risen to the top of the literary profession, on Park Avenue on the upper east side. Though Cather only occasionally wrote about the city, it was her home for nearly forty years and a key element of her personal and professional life.
In the aftermath of the spatial turn in literary studies, we look for fresh approaches to Jamesian spaces, material and metaphorical, real and imaginary. James’s texts have explicit spatial dimensions. Whether as settings aesthetically conceived or as sites of cultural, social, and political signification, spaces in James constitute means of thematic as well as formal exploration and even experimentation. From the Roman Colosseum to the “house of fiction” and from the “chamber of consciousness” to the “jolly corner” and the “amazing hotel-world,” James’s literary geography emphatically asserts the dynamic relations between space, subjectivity, and text.
Panel Title: A is for Abortion: Reading Hawthorne’s Political Relevance Today
2023 Acacia Group Annual Academic Conference
California State University, Fullerton
Friday March 10th and Saturday March 11th
“To be free comes not from changing or fixing this world, but from seeing this world as it is and opening the heart in the midst of it.” J. Krishnamurti
Woman Scream Festival aspart of the institutions that collaborate with the initiatives of Action Coalitions for Generation Equality by UN Women, opens its second international call for submission for female poetry. The Woman Scream (Grito de Mujer®) cause celebrates its 13th anniversary of creation since 2011, for this reason, we will be creating a special poetry anthology under the theme “Mother of the Earth”. A compilation of poetry in tribute to farmland women and their rights and an homage to the hundreds of women activists who have raised their voices, suffered abuse or lost their lives standing up for environmental rights.
Joint Annual Conference of SFRA and GfF
TU Dresden, Germany, August 15-19, 2023
The John Dos Passos Society invites proposals for one or two open-topic panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held in Boston on May 25-28, 2023.
As such, we invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Dos Passos’s life or work.
For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio in Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 27, 2023. Be sure to also note any A/V requirements.
Utpictura18. Special issue on Shakespeare
Coordination of the volume by:
Jean-Louis Claret, Aix-Marseille Université, LERMA
Jean-Jacques Chardin, Université de Strasbourg.
Anne-Valérie Dulac, Sorbonne Université, VALE
Estelle Rivier-Arnaud, Université Grenoble-Alpes, ILCEA4
Call for chapter proposals
The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning in the New Global Context
Edited by Chris Shei and Der-lin Chao
6th Annual Comics Studies Society Conference • July 27-29, 2023 • University of North Texas Gateway Center • Denton, TX
CFP: COMICS ON THE MARGINS
Call for Conference Papers
Film and Media Studies
Georgia State University, Atlanta
February 23-24, 2023 | In-person/Virtual
Hosted by the GSU FMT Graduate Theory Study Group
Submission Deadline: December 20, 2022
Keynote Speakers (Appearing in person):
Sulgi Lie (Visiting Professor of Art Theory and Aesthetics, Berlin University of the Arts) Daniel Morgan (Chair & Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago)
American Literature Association
Richard Wright Society
May 25-28, 2023
Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
The Richard Wright Society announces two sessions on Wright to take place at the 34rd Annual American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28 in Boston.
Panel: The Posthumous and Unpublished Works of Richard Wright
Call for Papers
Jack London Society
American Literature Association Conference
Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
May 25-28, 2023
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 email@example.com . 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.