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Rethinking Timescapes in the Gulf South

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:22am
Eric Anderson
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

ASLE 2023—July 9-12, 2023—Portland, Oregon This panel sets out to frame the Gulf South as a space in which the forces of settler colonial plantations and their petrochemical afterlives have made linear time's inadequacy especially apparent. We are interested in work that takes up the ways writers, artists, and performers in the Gulf South develop methods of resistance to settler colonialism in the Plantationocene by interrupting or disputing linear time.

The Sensual, Sexual, and Erotic Welty

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:17am
Rebecca Mark / Eudora Welty Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Eudora Welty Society 

American Literature Association Conference

May 25-28, 2023 / The Westin Copley, Boston, MA

Gender, Objects, and Welty

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:17am
Katie Frye / Eudora Welty Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Eudora Welty Society 

American Literature Association Conference

May 25-28, 2023 / The Westin Copley, Boston, MA

Material Welty Roundtable

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:17am
Rebecca L. Harrison / Eudora Welty Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Eudora Welty Society

American Literature Association Conference

May 25-28, 2023 / The Westin Copley, Boston, MA

Failure in/and American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:15am
Jasleen Singh, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

CFP: Failure in/and American Literature 

American Literature Association, 2023 Conference, May 25-28, Boston  

Jasleen Singh (University of Toronto) and Ross Bullen (OCAD University)  

 

1st International Conference on the Literary Knots between the Hispanic and the Anglophone Worlds “De guiris y castizos”

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:11am
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The pathways of both the Hispanic and the anglophone world, despite the apparent distance between them, and the different historical events that have confronted them, have usually been parallel, showing multiple links. These have affected all aspects of society (politics, economy, war, tourism, education…) and have been reflected by arts and letters. From the English intellectuals working at the Toledo School of Translators to Javier Marías’s novels, via the English (and then American) travelers in Spain, Telesforo de Trueba y Cossío’s hybrid texts, and the successive Spanish exile waves, both worlds have coalesced. And that has been done so with multiple and enjoyable fruits, attracting the attention of Academia in the recent decades.

The Ecocritical First Person

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:09am
American Society for the Study of Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

This CFP is for a guaranteed panel sponsored by the Thoreau Society
2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”
July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon

Evelyn Scott Society -- American Literature Association -- Deadline January 13, 2023

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:04am
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 13, 2023

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963).

Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism, naturalism, and modernism, and she had a wide variety of literary mentors, including Lola Ridge, Theodore Dreiser, Waldo Frank, William Carlos Williams, and Jean Rhys, among others. 

ACLA Seminar: Genre Theory Today

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:09pm
Martin Aagaard Jensen, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Scholars have turned to genre as both method and topic in recent years. It has arisen as a heuristic for literary sociologists, feminist critics and race theorists. At the same time, critics observe a so-called “genre turn” in the contemporary novel, noting that generic forms have begun to transgress into the domain of literary fiction.

American Literature Association 2023 Cormac McCarthy Sessions

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:02pm
American Literature Association/Cormac McCarthy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston, MA

May 25-28, 2023

The Cormac McCarthy Society will sponsor three sessions at the American Literature Association Annual Conference in 2023.

 Topics Open.

Papers on The Passenger and Stella Maris are especially welcome 

Please submit proposals with one-page abstracts to Steven Frye, California State University, Bakersfield, at sfrye@csub.edu

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:48pm
MELOW: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

FOR PUBLICATION IN MEJO (MELOW Journal) 2022

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

 

Caribbean Literature, Art, and Environmental Activism

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:46pm
Journal of West Indian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Writers, filmmakers, musicians, and other arts performers have taken a leading role in protesting governmental failure and corporate responsibility for environmental destruction and disaster across the Caribbean. In the 2000s, Caribbean writers, filmmakers, visual and other artists have spoken truth to power in Puerto Rico and Dominica after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, in the struggle to preserve Jamaica’s Cockpit country from bauxite mining, and against extractive industries, tourism, and other environmentally destructive forms of development. In fact, writers and artists have been documenting, illuminating, and protesting environmental destruction since Caribbean cultural traditions emerged.

 

The Plays of Lucas Hnath

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:45pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

 

The Comparative Drama Conference will be hosting Lucas Hnath as our keynote speaker on March 31st, 2023.

 

We welcome abstracts that address the plays and theatre of Lucas Hnath.

 

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

Revisiting the classics: Ibsen vs. Hnath's Nora and Helmer.

Staging real people: From the Clintons to the Disneys to Dana H. (his mother)

Hnath's disruption of the theatrical space

Hnath's use of language

Hnath's use of violence

Hnath's place amidst and comparison to his contemporaries  

 

Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction [UPDATE]

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 10:08am
Randy Laist
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

We are soliciting chapters for a forthcoming book, Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction, a collection of essays examining how American literary, filmic, and televisual narratives have represented and reimagined themes of personal and political agency within the context of 21st-century aspirations and anxieties.

Long Eighteenth-Century Drama

updated: 
Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 1:50pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

This panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of drama during the long eighteenth century. Submissions can address the conference theme--the quixotic eighteenth century--but do not have to. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu by November 15, 2022.

Reminder: Call for Abstracts--45th Comparative Drama Conference

updated: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 12:33pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

 

The 45th Comparative Drama Conference welcomes Lucas Hnath as its Keynote Speaker.

 

Abstract Submission Deadline:  15 October 2022

 

Sound Studies in African American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 8:47am
Humanities Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS

 

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities/special_issues/sound_studies

 

Dear Colleagues,

ARTICLE DEADLINE FEBRUARY 21, 2023

CFP: Sound Studies in African American Literature and Culture – Special Issue of Humanities. Guest Editor: Nicole Brittingham Furlonge (Deadline: Ongoing until February 21, 2023)

 

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Marginalized Women in American Historical Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 7:31am
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

The creative work of historical fiction brings a prior time and place, one known but unfamiliar, into the present. Jerome de Groot considers one purpose of historical fiction is to “challenge the orthodoxy and potential for dissent [which will] challenge mainstream and repressive narratives.” Its characters and settings represent the cultural issues and struggles of their own time while also asking readers to recognize that many of the same situations still exist and need attention. The social and racial marginalization of women in the United States has been gaining that attention in popular culture outlets, including a recent Saturday Night Live cold open.

Reading Literary Institutions around 1900

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:39am
American Comparative Literature Association 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

To confront literary institutions means to confront paradoxes at every level. Institutionalization is the enemy of “real” literature and art, avant-gardists and critical theorists will tell you. Institutions standardize, constrain, and exclude while they assign value and invite critique. Conversely, there is no literature without institutionalization: it is only through institutional frameworks that we can communicate about literature as an observable phenomenon at all. And often, the fiercest critics of institutions are in turn the savviest institution-builders.

Posthumous Publication

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:36am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Though “posthumousness” takes a variety of forms, the texts within its ambit share a quality that Jean-Christophe Cloutier, in Shadow Archives, calls “a belated form of timeliness.” The editorial apparatus of posthumously published texts, such as Claude McKay’s Amiable with Big Teeth or Muriel Rukeyser’s Savage Coast, foregrounds these novels’ prior lostness and subsequent belated arrival in forms and contexts that their authors could not have foreseen.

Civilizing Animals @ ACLA 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:30am
Keridiana Chez
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

      In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the botanist declares to the utopia-planning narrator: “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.” Yet humanity’s civilizations have often been in tension with nonhuman animals: the dog-loving botanist imagines friendly, amenable pet animals bred and reared to emotionally service human needs while the utopianist envisions packs of mangy, diseased strays terrorizing a metropolis.

Memory and Representation area of PCA/ACA 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:20am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

MEMORY AND REPRESENTATION  

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Memory and Representation area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites submissions on any pertinent topic (see description below) for the 2023 National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 5-8, 2023.

 

 

Memory and Representation: Area Description

 

Call for book chapters | Conceptual Writing and Humor (Extended deadline)

updated: 
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 5:41am
Institute for Comparative Literature — Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

Laughter is a physical manifestation or, as Jean-Luc Nancy wrote, it is “a body shaken by a thought that is not possible”. In a performance of conceptual poetry you hear as much laughter as in a stand-up comedy performance. However, in the academic world, conceptual writing has been treated mainly as a rational endeavor or a cerebral and intellectual exercise. Enthusiasts and critics alike have often read conceptualist works very seriously.

Southern Humanities Conference 2023, San Antonio, TX, Jan. 26-29, 2023

updated: 
Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 4:44pm
Southern Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

The Southern Humanities Conference, 2023

Call for Papers

 

Conference Theme: Myths and Mythmaking

San Antonio, Texas, January 26-29, 2023

 

The Southern Humanities Conference offers an opportunity for scholars, artists, writers, musicians,

performers, and humanists of all kinds to share their knowledge, research, work, and experiences in an

interdisciplinary, welcoming, and engaging intellectual space.

 

The modern world is redolent with myths, mythologies, and mythmakers in various guises. Myths are

Community in Peril: From Individual Identities to Global Citizenship

updated: 
Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 2:44pm
Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2022

https://anglistika.phil.muni.cz/konference/ds/anglistikaphilmuniczglobal...

 

The Department of English and American Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of Masaryk University are pleased to announce a call for papers for their interdisciplinary conference held in Brno, Czech Republic on two full conference days on 25–26 November 2022. 

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