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YA that Doesn't Need to Come of Age

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
Panel at NeMLA 2023, March 23-26 in Niagra Falls, NY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This panel seeks to explore young adult novels that depart from the coming of age story for teen protagonists, and the progressive ways that they can position their main characters as already actors with agency in the world. For instance, in recent young adult novels by Darcie Little Badger Elatsoe and A Snake Falls to Earth, the protagonists are already respected by their parents and they’re asexual. They don’t need to rebel against their authority figures or have sexual awakenings. In the tradition of Nancy Drew novels, in The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson, the protagonist is already known as a teen sleuth and has an established boyfriend. She doesn’t need to break out into the wider world or discover her first love, either.

Making Time for Research and Writing Independent of Tenure/Tenure-Track Positions

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
Roundtable at NeMLA 2023, May 23-26 in Niagra Falls, NY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This roundtable seeks participants outside of tenure & tenure-track university positions, for a frank discussion about managing research and writing lives when research and writing is not strictly considered part of the job. Contingent and adjunct faculty, those whose roles are solely defined as “teaching,” and independent scholars with alt-ac day jobs all have particular constraints to their research time and access. This roundtable will explore diverse approaches to these questions: How do you juggle your commitments, find support and funding, get access to library collections, etc. in less-than-perfect situations?

This session is sponsored by the CAITY Caucus.

SAMLA 2022: Autobiography: Changes in Form and Meaning

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

This interdisciplinary panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of change within life writing. With the proliferation of modes available for what Anna Poletti has termed “self-life-inscription,” and a concurrent rise in hybrid genres such as autofiction that challenge the assumed boundary between truth and fiction in autobiographical narrative, it is clear that the scope of what is considered autobiography is changing. This panel seeks to articulate these changes and explore how they are impacting our understanding of the meaning and significance of life writing. Papers might explore changes in the medium of autobiography, such as social media, photography, film, graphic narratives, material collections, or performance.

ADEFFI ASMCF Teaching and Learning Series

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France & Association des études françaises et francophones d'Irlande
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

ADEFFI ASMCF Teaching and Learning Series

 

Wednesdays and Fridays from 15 June 2022- 1 July 2022

 

Registrations are now open for the ADEFFI ASMCF Teaching and Learning Series!

 

This training series has been jointly organised by the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and the Association des études françaises et francophones d'Irlande.

 

This indispensable series is aimed at new lecturers, postgraduate students who have teaching time, Graduate Teaching Assistants, part-time tutors and demonstrators, as well as experienced teaching staff who may feel it’s time to review their skills in teaching and learning. 

 

NEMLA 2023 "The Classics Take Centerstage: Theatrical Adaptations of Ancient Histories and Myths"

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Charles Firestone East, Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In celebration of the off-Broadway début of The Tyrannicides, the first ever full theatrical adaptation of the story as told in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, this roundtable calls for a discussion of theatrical and cinematic (re)tellings of classical histories and myths.

NeMLA 2023 Panel: "Representing Women’s Resilience in the 19th Century"

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This accepted panel invites abstracts for the upcoming NeMLA 2023 conference at the University at Buffalo in Niagra Falls, NY from March 23-26, 2023. 

American Conspiracies: An Interdisciplinary Volume on the Structure of Conspiratorial Beliefs in the U.S.

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Luke Ritter/New Mexico Highlands University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

Call for Papers 2022: American Conspiracies

 

Post: June 30, 2022

Deadline for Abstracts and Bios: August 15, 2022

Contributors selected: August 30, 2022

Submit Abstracts and Bios to Luke Ritter at lukeritter@nmhu.edu

Abstract Guidelines: 500 words maximum

Bio Guidelines: One page C.V.

 

Project Title: American Conspiracies: An Interdisciplinary Volume on the Structure of Conspiratorial Beliefs in the U.S.

 

Bending Metal: Metal Scenes during and after COVID

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Bryan Bardine/University of Dayton/ Jerome Stueart
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Bending Metal: Global Metal Scenes during and after COVID
Proposals due: September 1, 2022

NeMLA 2023: Writing Materials: Women 'Writing' Beyond the Page (Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This roundtable explores women writers creating experimental literary works with alternative materials. From Alison Knowles's The Big Book (1967), a walk-in book installation with 8-feet pages; to Shelley Jackson's Skin (2003), a story published in tattoos across 2095 volunteers, and SNOW (2014), "a story in progress, weather permitting," through words written in snow on Instagram; to Jill Magi's textile poetics: these writers push the boundaries of textuality in order to consider in what ways material creates meaning, and to examine the political, social, and economic conditions that determine the creation of literary objects.

NeMLA 2023: Feminist Rewritings: Document, Archive, History (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This panel examines creative feminist rewritings, revisions, and fabrications of non-fictional and documentary sources.

Papers are welcome on the following topics:

- Creative and critical uses of archival and documentary sources in feminist literature
- Fabricated archival and documentary genres in feminist literature
- The political, ethical, and social dimensions of feminist “rewriting”
- Erasure, palimpsest, collage, mixed media, and/or other formal experimentation as feminist strategy
- Feminist counterfactual histories and counter-narratives
- Feminist approaches to the archive and archival studies
- Any other themes relevant to the topic

The Poetics of Space

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The 2023 NeMLA conference will take place on March 23 - 26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, New York. Abstracts can be submitted at the link below.

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Digital Nostalgia in/as Contemporary Creative Practice

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Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:34pm
Matthew Freeman / Bath Spa University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

Digital Nostalgia in/as Contemporary Creative Practice

 

Guest edited by Bethany Lamont (Bath Spa University) and Beth Wakefield (Bath Spa University)

 

We invite proposals from a range of researchers, makers, designers and producers to publish their research and creative practice, critically and creatively exploring the changing and emerging role of nostalgia as a 21st century phenomenon in/as creative practice.

 

Intersectional Approaches to Game Studies: A Critical Analysis of Process, Product, and Pedagogy

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:34pm
Julia E. Kiernan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

This collection serves to extend current conversations of games studies beyond the existing, status quo of postmodern influenced discourses through offering an integrated, multiperspectival approach that emphasizes the production, consumption, and formal analysis of interactive digital games. Included chapters will respond to the acknowledgement and integration of online and virtual learning spaces, particularly those that value social interactions and experiences within the various fields of game studies (e.g.

Inclusive Learning through Fantasy

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:34pm
Camille D. G. Mustachio
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2022

Post secondary teaching institutions are increasingly called upon to provide innovative, transformative learning experiences for diverse student populations. One of the ways in which educators in writing-intensive courses may facilitate accessible, student-centered lessons is through the interrogation of high-interest fantasy literature. This edited essay collection will investigate ways in which fantasy literature in various print and visual media is a pivotal pedagogical tool that enhances, complicates, and reinvisions college composition instruction and student experience. Contributing chapters by faculty of color, scholars who are members of marginalized populations, and community college faculty are especially sought.

Second Call for Papers: Eleventh International Conference on Language and Literary Studies

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
Faculty of Foreign Languages Alfa BK University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Faculty of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce that the submission deadline for our 11th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies has been extended to 15th July 2022.

We are also happy to inform you that our confirmed keynote speakers so far include Prof. Svetlana Slapsak, Prof. Svenka Savic, and Dr Gordana Stojakovic. The Conference will also feature the special participation of authors Jasminka Petrovic and Sanja Lovrencic.  

The Conference is to take place at Alfa BK University, Belgrade, on 22nd and 23rd September 2022. The topic of the 11th edition of our annual conference is

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND INDUSTRY

Resilience and Collective Action Versus the Empowered Neoliberal Self

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
NeMLA 2023- Dr. Matthew Ussia - Duquesne University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Resilience and Collective Action Versus the Empowered Neoliberal Self 

[A Panel at NeMLA 2023, Niagra Falls, NY: March 23-26, 2023]

Public and private life in the 21st Century hurts. Our daily doomscroll informs us that our sense of belonging in the world, our values as scholars are fading away from the larger public discourse. Mark Fisher’s notion of “the slow cancellation of the future” echoes a collective feeling that doing just about anything is an act of tremendous resilience. The question is how does resilience echo neoliberalism or reject it?

Ezra Pound, Modernists, and Resilience

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Langauge Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022

54th Annual NeMLA Convention

March 23-26, Niagara Falls, NY

"Policing Spatial Imaginaries and the Body Politic"

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Narrative representations of migration can be more overtly symbolic or, perhaps, non-literal or metaphorical insofar as origin and destination are not strictly spatial or geographical categories, but, rather, categories of an ontological dimension such as identity. While migrations of identity, for example, entail the crossing of metaphorical borders, this panel wishes to explore how they also include a spatial dimension, insofar as they are articulated through spatial difference, across literal as well as symbolic boundaries and borders. Conversely, “literal,” that is to say, conventionally spatial migrations are (always?) themselves imbricated with symbolic migration, even when not explicitly thematized as such.

Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective: The 27th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 9:50pm
University of Rochester, Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The 27th Annual Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

October 21-22, 2022, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester will hold a two-day writing collective on October 21-22, 2022. The writing collective will provide a lively platform for graduate students, early career researchers, and independent scholars to workshop a paper with peers and faculty from multiple institutions.

Time, Locality, and the Patterns of Life in Shakespearean Romance

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 2:44pm
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

119th PAMLA Conference. Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.

Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Special Session: "Time, Locality, and the Patterns of Life in Shakespearean Romance.”

Chair: Alfred J. Drake, CSU Fullerton (Retired).

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THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES TODAY (ELALT 6)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 4:49am
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES, FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD

is happy to announce

THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES TODAY (ELALT 6)

October 29-30, 2022

The conference will be held ONLINE and is FREE OF CHARGE.

Conference sections:

Formal Approaches to Embedding (Invited speaker: Boban Arsenijević, University of Graz)

New Words and Dictionaries in Theory and Practice (Invited speaker: Tvrtko Prćić, University of Novi Sad)

Literature, Culture and Nostalgia (Invited speaker: Antonija Primorac, University of Rijeka)

TRUST AND UNCERTAINTY: PERSPECTIVES FROM LINGUISTICS AND LITERARY STUDIES (5–6 MAY 2023)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 2:14am
University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

University of Fribourg (Switzerland), 5–6 May 2023

This two-day conference will explore the notions of trust and uncertainty in linguistics and literary studies. Trust and certainty are crucial aspects of knowledge and its production, covering/in relation with a range of phenomena among which authority, authenticity, faith, evidence, manipulation, and falseness. Following the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, many of these aspects – information and misinformation, the role of the expert, conspiracy theories – have gained acute prominence. However, this conference will draw much wider circles, taking into account historical developments and diverse aesthetic approaches to these topics.

NeMLA 2023: Thinking Like a Digital Writer: Image, Branch, Algorithm, Loop

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 12:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Dear all, we're delighted to share this call for presentation papers for NeMLA 2023 (March 23-26), which will take place at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, New York. Abstracts to be submitted at the link below, with a due date of September 30, 2022.

Sincerely,

Robert Glick and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, co-moderators

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"Humanities" Special Issue: "Twentieth Century American Literature"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 8:45am
"Humanities" Open Access Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

SPECIAL ISSUE INFORMATION

It’s a statistic we hear often: the United States incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. Yet, many U.S. Americans can go about their daily lives without thinking about their physical proximity to prisons or the people locked within. Prisons have become increasingly removed to rural, remote areas, set back from main highways, not visible from shopping centers, restaurants, and housing developments. Likewise, the U.S. political landscape works hard to obfuscate the realities of life locked up, reducing mass incarceration to shocking statistics. However, prisons remain hidden in plain sight, coming to life in American literature and film.

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