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The circulation of the Italian cinema in United States between 1945 and 1975. Distribution, reception, impact

updated: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:26am
Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies

Call for Papers for a Special Issue

The circulation of the Italian cinema in United States between 1945 and 1975.

Distribution, reception, impact

 

Guest-editors:

Federico di Chio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Università degli Studi di Bologna

Marina Nicoli, Bocconi University

 

Jean Seberg: Actress, Activist, Icon

updated: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:26am
Alisia Chase and Richard Ness
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

“Jean Seberg: From Actress to Activist” call for chapters

Editors: Alisia Chase and Richard Ness 

We are seeking chapters of approximately 5000-6000 words for a scholarly anthology on actress Jean Seberg. This collection will expand upon a successful 2020 SCMS conference panel titled, A bout Jean Seberg: Actress, Activist, Icon, as well as the award-winning documentary by Fourth Wall Films on Seberg’s life titled Jean Seberg: Actress, Activist, Icon (2023). 

 

Fantastical Souths

updated: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:25am
Cameron Winter
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 12, 2024

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the Fantastical Ecologies of the South for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s annual conference from November 15-17, 2024 in Jacksonville, FL. 

Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies: “Roth’s Redemptive Aesthetics”

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:52pm
Philip Roth Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Philip Roth Studies is now accepting submissions for a special Spring 2025 issue on the topic of “Roth’s Redemptive Aesthetics.”  Approaches to this subject might include but are not limited to the nature of redemption – its possibilities, its limitations, its origins—as represented in any of Roth’s works of fiction; Roth’s managing of literary legacy; the use of alternative histories (personal or social/political) in the interest of redemption; art, literature, music as a vehicle for redemption in Roth’s fiction; the redemptive possibilities of Roth’s prose style. Other approaches and interpretations are welcome.  

ATDS Graduate Student Travel/Research Award

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:51pm
American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Purpose: To provide support for graduate student travel to present or conduct research (such as, but not limited to, archival or ethnographic) related to theatre and performance in the Americas. Awardees will receive $500, a one-year free membership to ATDS, and recognition during ATDS’s 2024 awards ceremony/annual membership meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in a graduate program in theatre/performance studies (or related studies) is eligible. Students need not be members of ATDS at the time of application but preference will be given to ATDS members. Please note that the applicant must still be in graduate school during the proposed time of use for the award.

Welty and Children

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:50pm
Katherine Henninger/ Eudora Welty Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Eudora Welty Review

Special Topic: “Welty and Children”

Submission deadline: September 1, 2024

 

Unreal Prisonscapes

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:48pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

SAMLA 96 Convention, "Seen and Unseen," will be held Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November 17, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL

Unreal Prisonscapes (panel--in-person)

Henry Miller in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:47pm
Nexus: The International Henry Miller Journal/The Henry Miller Memorial Library
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2025

HENRY MILLER'S PLACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

 

From 16-19 October of 2025, Nexus: The International Henry Miller Journal and the Henry Miller Memorial Library will host a

conference at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California, with an excursion to the Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur. We will

examine Miller in light of contemporary thinking, asking the question: Is Henry Miller relevant today?

 

Although presentations on any aspect of Miller's writing, artwork, and life are welcomed, the conference organizers particularly

encourage consideration of the theme of Miller's place in the 21st Century.

 

Topics for presentations might include, but are not limited to:

 

Transnational Circuits of Asian Religio-Philosophy: Reception and Racialization in the US (Journal of Transnational American Studies Special Forum)

updated: 
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 1:14pm
Journal of Transnational American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

This special forum links processes of Asian American racialization with the reception and circulation of Asian religio-philosophy in the US. In doing so, this forum builds on the foundation laid by a previous special forum titled Redefining the American in Asian American Studies, published in JTAS in 2012.

*Essay Collection* New Faces of William Gaddis: Reconsiderations for his Second Century [new deadline]

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:57pm
Crystal Alberts, Ali Chetwynd, Michael Sanders
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

December 2022 marked William Gaddis’s (1922-1998) centenary. Reputed during his lifetime for being—in his characters’ words—“difficult as I can make it,” or writing “for a very small audience,” the years since his death have nonetheless seen his work republished in increasingly wide-reaching editions and discussed in numerous online reading groups, with his unpublished archive increasingly studied and brought to public attention.

The present edited collection of academic essays seeks contributions that will challenge, update, expand, or surpass the extant understandings of Gaddis’s work, clarifying what it can offer readers more than a century after his birth.

John Steinbeck Panel at the Western Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:57pm
International Steinbeck Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2024

Call for Papers: Panel on John Steinbeck Scholarship

The International Steinbeck Society is pleased to announce a call for papers for a panel dedicated to scholarship on John Steinbeck at the 2024 Western Lit Association Conference, which will take place from October 2-4 in Tucson, AZ. We invite scholars and enthusiasts of Steinbeck's works to submit proposals for papers that will approach Steinbeck from a variety of literary lenses.

This panel seeks to engage with diverse perspectives on John Steinbeck's writings. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following themes:

ALA 2024 Symposium on American Poetry

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:56pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

ALA Symposium “American Poetry”American Poetry

November 7-9, 2024
Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe
828 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501

Conference Director:
Richard Flynn, Georgia Southern University

Keynote Speaker:
Karen L. Kilcup
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Conference Fee: $175

T. S. Eliot Studies Annual - Vol 7 CFP

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:56pm
T. S. Eliot Studies Annual
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual is the leading venue for the critical reassessment of Eliot’s life and work in light of the ongoing publication of his letters, critical volumes of his complete prose, the 2015 edition of his complete poems, and the forthcoming critical edition of his plays.

All critical approaches are welcome, as are essays pertaining to any aspect of Eliot’s work as a poet, critic, playwright, editor, foremost exemplar of modernism, or his influence on twentieth-century and contemporary literature and culture.

MMLA 2024 - American Literature pre 1870 - Permanent Panel

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

As historian Kim E. Nielson argues in A Disability History of the United States, the health of the body became metaphorically linked to the health of the nation in the early national period. The nationalist rhetoric of the healthy body politic led to the marginalization of individuals seen as occupying “deficient” or dependent bodies.  This panel seeks to explore this dynamic from the perspective of those excluded by this rhetoric. Papers focused on artists, writers, and other art producers who experienced disability during the era are welcome. How did these figures respond to the nationalist mythos, and how did they envision themselves with respect to the body politic?

Reconceptualizing Religion in Early African American Literature

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Special Issue of Early American Studies (UPenn)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

For a special issue on early African American literature and religion, Early American Studies (UPenn) seek article-length contributions on how 18th and 19th century Black writers reconceptualized religion beyond the telos of the nation-state. The roles of religion and religious thought in early Black culture have often been understood within the dualistic frame of resistance whereby Christianity, the dominant religion of colonial and antebellum American society, is both employed by masters to subjugate the enslaved and employed by the slaved to resist their masters’ subjugation of them.

MLA 2025 - Apertures of Access: Neoliberal Grammars of White Supremacy

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Diana Molina & Sophie Ziner
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

This panel interrogates the formal and aesthetic evasions of Black texts and authors in response to the overt and obfuscated grammars of white supremacy. We welcome 250-word abstracts that explore the ways that Black writers enable or restrict the visibility of white supremacist and/or neoliberal grammars of language and grammars of living. Hidden in the etymology of the word grammar is “glamour,” suggesting the enchantment of an optical illusion. And yet, grammar is the architecture that unconsciously structures language and thought, creating the very conventions and norms that dictate how the world should be.

Cormac McCarthy Studies

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:51pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Call for Papers

Cormac McCarthy Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

2024 SWPACA Summer Salon

 

June 20-22, 2024

Virtual Conference

https://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on March 25, 2024

Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2024

 

Native American Permanent Section (MMLA 2024)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:51pm
Kate Beutel
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

The Native American Literature Permanent Section of the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) seeks proposals for papers addressing the Midwest Modern Language Association conference theme of “Health in/of the Humanities,” with a focus on representations of health in Native American literature. Abstracts addressing any aspect of the conference theme in text(s) of Native American literature will be considered. In particular, papers may explore literary treatments of individual physical or mental health or of social, cultural, or environmental health. The MMLA Convention will be held in Chicago, November 14-16, 2024.

"Medicated" Nature, Poisoned Nature: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. and Nineteenth-Century American Medicine

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:48pm
Joe Hansen/Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

In the preface to the second edition of Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. refers to his work as a “medicated” novel. He also claims to have written his “medicated” work to provide a meditation on the doctrine of “original sin,” wondering whether the eponymous character is morally responsible for her amoral nature. With a background in the medical field, however, Holmes approaches the concept of morality and amorality from a purely physical point of view, forcing his readers to confront both the fact of the impressionable nature of the human body as well as the potential long-term effects on human psychology of disability induced by bodily trauma.

Race & Ethnicity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:47pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) 2024 Hybrid Conference

 

Call for Papers: Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture
Current Chair: Indya Jackson, Ramapo College of New Jersey, ijackso2@ramapo.edu

Dates: Thursday, October 3, 2024 - Saturday, October 5, 2024. 

Location: Nichols College in Dudley, MA and Online*

 

Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic at ONLINE VIRTUAL Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Summer Salon, June 20-22, 2024

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:46pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Call for Papers

ESOTERICISM, OCCULTISM, and MAGIC

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

2024 SWPACA Summer Salon

June 20-22, 2024

Virtual Conference

https://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on March 25, 2024

Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2024 

South Central MLA's Southern Literature Panel

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:44pm
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

The South Central Modern Language Association's Southern Literature Panel is currently seeking abstracts for conference papers that discuss literature and/or authors from the American South. This includes literature written by Southern writers or literature set in the South. Papers on any related topic will be considered for the session taking place during SCMLA's 81st Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA on September 19-21, 2024. 

Please send an abstract of up to 200 words on any topic related to this panel to alana.king@austincc.edu.

Studies in Musical Theatre Special Issue: Disability in Music Theatre

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:31pm
Studies in Musical Theatre
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

Disability and musicals have a complicated relationship. Usually comprised of athletic, triple-threat actors, the musical theatre genre is preoccupied with health and wellness–often figuring disability as a stumbling block to a musical’s slickly choreographed world. At the heart of musicals like Side ShowThe Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Light in the Piazza, a disabled character’s non-normative status is of narrative consequence. However, these inclusions of disabled characters with diegetic disabilities are often only remarkable because of their societally defined excessive existence.

CFP, Crime Fiction in the Multilingual Classroom (Teaching Forum, Clues: A Journal of Detection)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:20pm
Barbara Pezzotti/Monash University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Crime Fiction in the Multilingual Classroom (Teaching Forum, Clues: A Journal of Detection)
Organizer: Barbara Pezzotti

Crime fiction sheds a light on different cultures and societies, as well as challenges assumptions about gender, class, race, and ethnicity. By luring students into thinking that popular fiction is an easy read, an increasing number of language teachers have used crime fiction to teach both foreign languages and cultures. At the same time, crime fiction instructors have expanded their syllabi to include texts in translation that tackle important issues such as gender violence, environmental concerns, and racism. This Clues Teaching Forum invites short essays that address the following questions:

Global South: Incarceration and Resistance

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:05pm
Juyoun Jang/Washington College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

The editors of this special issue of the Global South are seeking contributors whose work engages with questions of incarceration and movements for resistance and abolition. As many major works regarding the development of mass incarceration in the United States draw explicit links between the development of the prison and the legacies of U.S. slavery and Jim Crow practices, this issue is, rather (or also), interested in examining the development of the prison-industrial complex through a global south perspective. In 2001, Angela Y.

Religion and Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:05pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

The Religion and Literature permanent section invites proposals for the 2024 Midwest Modern Language Association convention in Chicago. Those aspiring to be on the panel should feel empowered to offer proposals that interpret the concept of religion rather loosely by potentially including the humanities and health as faith driven institutions. Maintaining a broad interpretation of religion to include all intersections of faith, folklore, belief, and literature; expressions of belief may include creeds, mottos, mission statements, charters, manifestos, doctrines, etc. 

 

Call for Papers: Taylor Swift: Poetess - Inaugural Issue of Forthcoming Journal

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:04pm
Tess Ezzy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce a call for papers for the inaugural issue of a forthcoming journal dedicated to exploring the lyrical and poetic dimensions of Taylor Swift's music. This special issue, titled "Taylor Swift: Poetess," aims to delve into the intricate narratives, themes, and stylistic devices that characterize Swift's songwriting, inviting a scholarly examination of her work as a form of contemporary poetry.

Essays sought for critical edition of The Smoky City: A Tale of Crime

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:04pm
Michael Dittman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

The Great Pittsburgh Fire occurred on April 10, 1845, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The fire destroyed over a thousand buildings and caused significant damage to the city's commercial district, including the destruction of warehouses, businesses, and homes. The disaster left thousands of people homeless and caused millions of dollars in property damage.

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