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UPDATE: CFP Utopia and Ecotone: Contemporary Stakes

updated: 
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 2:31am
Ghent University, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Utopia and Ecotone: Contemporary Stakes

Ecotones #8

Ghent University, Belgium, 29 September – 1 October 2022

 

 

In partnership with

EMMA (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), DIRE (Université de La Réunion), MFO (CNRS)

https://emma.www.univ-montp3.fr/fr/valorisation-partenariats/programmes-...́ens-et- internationaux/ecotones

 

Conference venue: Ghent University, Belgium

Dates: 29 September – 1 October 2022

(CFP: PAMLA 2022) Animal Studies and Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 11:16pm
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

The 119th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2022) will be held at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, CA from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Staging Lydia: Lydia Diamond Anthology 5/9/22

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 11:41am
Dr. Shondrika Moss-Bouldin/Northwestern University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 9, 2022

Staging Lydia: Contextualizing the African American experience through the lens of Art and Scholarship., Northwestern University Press, introduces Lydia Diamond, a Broadway and award-winning African American woman playwright to a broader academic and professional audience. This anthology will be a resource for institutions that serve undergraduate students and professional practitioners interested in a comprehensive examination of Lydia Diamond’s works. Not only does this book examine all of her plays, but it centers Black people within Black stories.

Women on the Run in North America (PAMLA 2022, Los Angeles)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 9:26am
Ania Wroblewski, University of Guelph
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

PAMLA 2022. Los Angeles, November 11-13

Special Session

This session explores Post-War road narratives by women, written in English, French, Spanish or Indigenous languages, that present fictionalized accounts of journeys across North America. Charting out a comparative, multi-ethnic, intersectional, and feminist counter-history to the American road narrative tradition allows us to envision North America not only as a continent made up of sovereign nations and dependent territories, a vast landform etched with borders, but also as a landmass traversed from North to South, East to West, by women on the quest for independence, solidarity, recognition, and freedom.

Telling Life Stories: Ethos, Positionality, and Structures of Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 8:48am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Telling Life Stories: Ethos, Positionality, and Structures of Narrative


The reading and analysing of life stories offer multiple perspectives in understanding the self-reflexivity of authorial consciousness, the rhetorical/stylistic fashioning of ethos, and the fabulation/fictionality of narrative. Lived experiences, of the author as well as the reader, allow perception of meaning against the sedimented social, political, and cultural paradigms of the “master” or “grand narrative,” as Jean-François Lyotard puts in his seminal work, The Postmodern Condition (1979). The dialectic of human action and social reality within such narratives serves to map the interrelated progression of individuals and cultures throughout history.

Shaping Intellectual Disabilities in Early Modern Literature and Culture (CFP for edited volume)

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2022 - 11:19am
Dr Alice Equestri (University of Padua)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

 

Editor: Dr Alice Equestri, University of Padua (alice.equestri@unipd.it)

Publisher: international academic press to be confirmed

Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): July 31, 2022
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2022
Provisional deadline for essay submission (6000-8000 words): April 30, 2023

Papers are sought for a volume that critically examines – and advances our knowledge of – manifestations of intellectual disability in early modern English and European literature and culture (c. 1500-1700). The collection will be submitted to an international academic publisher.

CFP: Otherness: Essays and Studies 9.2 (General Issue)

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2022 - 6:30am
Centre for Studies in Otherness
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Deadline Extended - New Deadline is June 1, 2022. 

 

The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its general issue, forthcoming Fall 2022.

Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity.  We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.

“Post-Now” Screen Adaptation (MMLA, DEADLINE EXTENDED - May 10)

updated: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 4:47pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Film II permanent section panel seeks papers that examine screen adaptation in the moment of variously theorized “post-nows”: post-literature, post-cinema, and/or post-television. Proposals may be on any topic related to screens and adaptation, including papers that:

The Spectre Haunting Academia: Understanding the Role of Academia in the Rise of the Far-Right

updated: 
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 8:37am
Universität Heidelberg
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

The aim of this conference is to situate the rise of the Far-Right in conjunction with academic spaces and practices i.e., to understand the macroscopic role Academia has in producing, challenging, and responding to the proliferation of this adaptive ideology. How do scholarly practices and the Far-right interact? How do Far-right governments impact Academia, both nationally and globally? Why are Academia’s responses to and/or co-options by the Far-right so culturally impactful?

Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, Nov. 3-5, 2022

updated: 
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 1:42pm
West Chair of Excellence in Communication and Public Affairs, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2022

The steering committee of the thirtieth annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression solicits papers dealing with US mass media of the 19th century, the Civil War in fiction and history, freedom of expression in the 19th century, presidents and the 19th century press, images of race and gender, sensationalism and crime in 19th century newspapers, and the antebellum press and the causes of the Civil War.

Selected papers will be presented during the conference, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 3–5, 2022. The top three papers and the top three student papers will be honored accordingly.

REMINDER: Geographies of Terror: The Fantastic and Quotidian

updated: 
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 12:09pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Upcoming deadline! May 15.

Geographies of Terror: The Fantastic and Quotidian 

Proposals invited for a special session panel at PAMLA's 2022 Conference, UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California

November 11 - 13, 2022 

 

Panel Organizer: Amanda Lagji alagji@pitzer.edu

 

Summer course: Gender, Sexuality, Literature and Culture (Intro to Science Fiction)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 11:40am
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 19, 2022

In this course, students will explore the ways in which sf writers deny mainstream representations of gender, sexuality, culture, nationality, and race by crafting stories that pulls in, rather than leaves out underrepresented groups of people. During the course we will focus on texts either by sf writers or about sf that allow us to re-think the mainstream. Through the focus on these texts we will ultimately assess the extent to which literature, particularly sf, acts as a vehicle for socio-cultural, and ideological change. 

 

As we read, view, and discuss these texts, we will pursue the following:

 

Learning Objectives:

 

Urban Poetics and Politics in Contemporary South Asia and the Middle East

updated: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 11:36am
Moussa Pourya Asl, Ph.D., Universiti Sains Malaysia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS:

Urban Poetics and Politics in Contemporary South Asia and the Middle East

 

Abstract Submission Deadline: Jun 15, 2022

Full Chapters Due: Aug 28, 2022

Publisher: IGI Global (Tier-1;Nearly all IGI Global publications are indexed in Scopus)

Webpage: https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5937

 
 

CFP

Closing in 4 days - call for abstracts: Folio: Stories of Australian Comics

updated: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 11:36am
Folio team
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Reminder:

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

FOLIO: STORIES OF AUSTRALIAN COMICS

How are Australian comics made, read, contested, thought about,
produced – what do Australian comics mean to you? We are a research
team called Folio; we are academics from three universities working
with a broader group of practitioners on an Australian Research
Council project to tell stories of contemporary Australian comics
1980-now. The project entails putting together an interactive history
and archive of the last 40 years of comics in Australia.

5th World Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities(SHCONF)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 11:36am
Acavent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2022

The 5th World Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities is returning in 2022! Having reviewed the feedback from our attendees, we knew that this event is here to stay. We have received an overwhelming amount of praise for the quality of content at the 2021 event and are excited to launch the next edition of SHCONF.
 
 

Repost: MMLA (2022): Comparative Literature Permanent Session CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 11:03am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with any aspect of this year's conference theme, "Post-Now." Building on the conference CFP's proposal to discuss the role of humanities in imagining a different future, this section asks these corollary questions: What is the role of comparative literature in these changing times? How can comparative perspectives and critical theory confront the most critical challenges in the 21st century? How should we imagine our roles as teachers and scholars of comparative literature when national and ethical boundaries are being deconstructed and reconstructed?

Science Fiction from the Margins

updated: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 9:03am
Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.

 - Ursula LeGuin, 2014

Renaissance Landscapes: Banff, Canada September 15-18, 2022 65th Annual Conference for the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 3:42pm
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Call for Papers: Renaissance Landscapes

A call for papers for the 65th annual conference of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

Location: Banff Park Lodge Resort, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Conference dates: September 15 to 18, 2022

Plenary Speakers:

Professor Mary Floyd-Wilson, UNC Chapel Hill

Professor Janelle Jenstad, The University of Victoria

 

We welcome proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, or other formats for in-person presentations. Topics may, but need not, include:

• How spaces relate to literary representations and political or philosophical ideas.

Memoir 101: Writing Your Life Story

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 3:38pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

The conference theme, “Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian,” can easily apply to personal narratives of Memoir and creative non-fiction. Let's explore how the writers of these genres navigate memories, fantasies, and realities of life to create stories rich in lessons and meaning.

 

Romani Cultural History

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 3:38pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

This session will explore various aspects of Romani culture through the lenses of history, arts, and popular culture representations, including topics attuned to the conference theme, "Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian."

 

Papers on the following topics (and more) are welcome:
- Identity and historiography
- Linguistic overview
- Slavery and the Holocaust
- Antigypsyism
- Romani feminism and intersectionality
- Romani LGBT movements,
- Art, dance, literature, music, film (representation and/or Romani artist contributions)
- Romani knowledge production

The Art and Artifice of Passing

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:38pm
diana shaffer/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Inspired by the phenomena of social passing, this roundtable, explores characters—fictional or real—who transform their identities to achieve, freer, more desirable daily lives. I am particularly interested in proposals that engage with the PAMLA 2022 conference theme Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian, though all approaches are welcome.

CFP: Outlaw Bodies, SEMA, 10-12 Nov. 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:38pm
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

International Association for Robin Hood Studies

Call for Papers

2022 Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association

10-12 November in Birmingham, Alabama

Robin Hood and other medieval outlaws of fact and fiction engage in a variety of physical endeavors:  archery, swordsmanship, wrestling, quarterstaff, hunting, even cross-dressing; they also pursue and escape (or seek to escape).  When they fail to escape, their bodies may be tortured or killed in some manner. Living or dead, their bodies may also be objects, the subject of the gaze. 

CFP - Materiality and Narrative - Special Session Panel - Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:34pm
Jessica Roberson / (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Inviting papers that explore all aspects of materiality and narrative—stories told by artifacts, objects and materials; craft and making as narrative acts; texts (including games, kits, poetry, novels, digital formats, etc.) that discuss materiality; souvenirs and keepsakes; material cultures of the book, printing and other aspects of book history; theorizations of the tangible. Critical-creative and pedagogy-focused projects are welcome. Especially interested in presentations that engage with the conference theme, “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian,” through the lens of materiality.

Radical Henry James

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Writing nearly four decades ago in the Henry James Review, Darshan Singh Maini, in an essay on, “The Politics of Henry James,” observed that “it is difficult to imagine Henry James in relation to any kind of politics, feudal, parliamentary, radical, charismatic, or messianic” (158). Perhaps unsurprisingly, James’s two most explicitly political novels–The Bostonians (1886) and The Princess Casamassima (1886)--have most often been treated as anomalous parts of his oeuvre, and together are often read as signs of James’s deep skepticism about (or lack of real interest in) radical movements and ultimately, in Alex Beringer’s words, “[his] final rejection of political and social radicalism” (37).

Newtrospection: Reverse-Engineering Modernity in South Korean Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (JFA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Call for Papers

 

Focused Issue Theme: 

Newtrospection: Reverse-Engineering Modernity in South Korean Speculative Fiction

 

Focused Issue planned for early 2023

Proposal submission deadline: May 31, 2022

Paper submission deadline: August 31, 2022

 

Margins, Marginalia, Marginalized [Extended Deadline for Submissions]

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 6, 2022

he Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into margins, marginalia, and the marginalized. 

Call for Participants- Association for the Study of Marginalised Cultures of the World

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:16pm
Dr. Shubhanku Kochar, University School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 5, 2022

This goes out in the public domain with the desire to establish an academic association titled
tentatively as “Association for the Study of Marginalised Cultures of the World”.
There are multiple academic associations which are focusing on mainstream and
dominant cultures and literature. We know that there are also associations which are focusing
on one or the other marginalised community and their literature. Our aim is to provide a
single and unique platform to all the possible marginalised literatures and cultures, which are either
neglected or not taken seriously.
We are planning to bring the scholars and academicians on a single stage that will

William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archive, and Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 1:43pm
Gaddis Centenary Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 13, 2022

The last decade has been good for Gaddis’ public profile. Three major milestones—Joseph Tabbi’s biography, Steven Moore’s edition of Gaddis’ letters, and #Occupy Gaddis, 2012’s global social-media readthrough of J R—have seen Gaddis discussed across major US media, the letters and biography reviewed more widely (in an age of less literary reviewing) than much of Gaddis’ fiction was during his lifetime. As a result, Gaddis’ first two novels are now republished in the NYRB Classics series, giving them their best chance yet of finding that post-2010s boom audience.

Museum Storytelling: Collecting Stories, Inventing Narratives

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 12:33pm
Université Paris Lumières
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

This international conference is part of the MuséaLitté project — a multi-year research project on the relationship between the museum and the literary (ComUE Paris Lumières).

 

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