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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. 

Access to Equality: Reproductive Justice in the United States

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:27am
The Women’s Network of the European Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Call for papers
The Women’s Network of the European Association for American Studies invites contributions to the interdisciplinary symposium titled 
Access to Equality: Reproductive Justice in the United States

NeMLA 2023- Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 10:12pm
Clark Barwick, Indiana University, Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Northeast Modern Language Association 2023 Panel: "Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man in the 21st Century"

Praised by generations of writers and thinkers, Ralph Ellison’s canonical novel Invisible Man remains deeply relevant. As we approach the thirtieth anniversary of Ellison’s passing, this panel will assess how Ellison’s landmark novel continues to be discussed, represented, and taught in the 21st Century.

How has Invisible Man taken on new meanings in the age of post-Obama, Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, COVID-19, and ongoing climate change?

What influence has Ellison’s work had on later generations of writers?

How do we situate Ellison’s opus in his corpus and/or the canon of American letters?

NeMLA 2023 Roundtable-- Teaching 20th-century African American Women's Writing

updated: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 10:11pm
Clark Barwick, Indiana University, Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Northeast Modern Language Association 2023 roundtable: "Teaching 20th-century African American Women's Writing" 

Given the ongoing cultural assault on the history of race in the United States, now is the perfect time to discuss how we teach African American Women’s writing. This roundtable will focus on twentieth-century literature (broadly defined) and invite conversation about approaches for introducing African American Women’s writing to students and for emphasizing its vastness and power to help us understand our past, present, and future.

Roundtable participants will have between 5-10 minutes to introduce a topic, and conversation will follow.

A Gathering of Horrors, Terrors, and Monstrosities--Panel at PAMLA

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:30am
Roland Finger, Cuesta College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 7, 2022

Dark times call for dark and demonic stories. Deep and dark works and our fixation on them provide apocalyptic, devastating, and shocking revelations about individuals, society, and nature. While works of horror tear audiences away from realistic norms and social acceptability, they confront us with extreme embodiment, emotion, and intellectual crisis. Norms of decency, sensitivity, and reason are in decline but simultaneously acquire added value. This session investigates the meaning and importance of horror, terror, and monstrosity through the study of film, graphic fiction, and literature. What do these works demand from us?

Shirley Jackson: Intertexts and Afterlives

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:28am
Alexis Finc
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

CFP: Shirley Jackson: Intertexts and Afterlives

Guest Editors: Emily Banks (Franklin College) and Alexis Finc (Virginia Commonwealth University) 

 

The South Asian Diaspora: Dynamics of Change in American of Comparative Literature Association Conference, Chicago, 16-19 March 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 11:14pm
Medha Bhattacharyya, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 27, 2022

Diaspora ”has broadly come to mean all people who have a particular country of origin but live outside it either due to the 'pull' or 'push' factor. According to James Clifford, the diaspora is a “signifier”, “not simply of transnationality and movement” (1994, 308). At present, “diaspora” goes beyond the context of geographical migrant and marks a departure from the heterosexual identity of a subject. Homi Bhabha refers to the diasporic existence of the third space, a hybrid location (1994) that was contested by Shackleton (2008) whereas Anita Mannur and Pia Sahni talk about creating a ‘critical space’ for critiquing ‘cultural appropriation” (2011).

[Latinx Literature] (CEA 3/30/23–4/1/23)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 1:59pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Call for Papers, Latinx Literature at CEA 2023

March 30-April 1, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas

Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio | 205 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Confluence for our 53nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Buzzards, Moths, and Peacocks: The Southern Menagerie of Faulkner, Williams, and O'Connor

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 1:50pm
The Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 3, 2023

The Seventh Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium

Buzzards, Moths, and Peacocks: The Southern Menagerie of Faulkner, Williams, and O’Connor

May 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2023

Online via Zoom

With keynote addresses by:

Professor Michael Zeitlin

(author of Faulkner, Aviation, and Modern War [Bloomsbury, 2022])

Professor Henry I. Schvey

Kentucky Philological Association 2023 Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 1:48pm
Kentucky Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

The Kentucky Philological Association is pleased to invite proposals for panels or 20-minute presentations of original creative or scholarly work on any topic of language, literature, or pedagogy for our next conference, which will take place at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, on March 3-4, 2022. Proposals may be submitted through our website through December 31, 2022 (please note that this is a firm deadline).

“(i salute thee”: Receptions and Translations of E. E. Cummings (deadline 10/8/22; Louisville, 2/23-25/23)

updated: 
Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 6:28pm
The E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2022

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 50th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 23-25, 2023, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). 

Special Topic:Confluence-- Thomas Merton (CEA 3/30/23-4/1/23

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 1:50pm
College English Association + International Thomas Merton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

International Thomas Merton Society 

at the

College English Association

52nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

San Antonio, TX - Sheraton Gunter Hotel

March 30-April 1, 2023

Call for Papers

 

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