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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.

Fashion, Culture and the Literary and Media Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:44pm
Texas Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Fashion, Culture, and the Literary and Media Arts

deadline for submissions: 

January 18th, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

Billy Joe Turner Interdisciplinary Symposium

Texas Southern University

Department of English, World Languages, and Philosophy

April 20th and April 21st 2023

contact email:

iris.lancaster@tsu.eduor Michon.Benson@tsu.edu

Crossing Boundaries: Rethinking the Humanities across Disciplines, 2-4 December 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:39pm
Department of English and American Studies, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 19, 2022

Continually being transformed, the humanities have expanded into a discursive field of trends, movements, and methodologies that have appropriated the thoughts, ideas, and viewpoints from social and other sciences by transgressing and crossing traditional boundaries, limitations, and demarcations. The humanities which traditionally include the study of disciplines such as language, literature, arts, history, culture, and philosophy rarely prove to be “disciplined” as each one often tends to encroach upon prescribed and reserved territories of other disciplines not traditionally humanities labeled.

TV shows as masquerades: blurring the lines between reality and fiction (ACLA 2023)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 10:25am
ACLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

The goal of this seminar is to provide a forum in which to discuss how TV shows (reality shows, true crime, documentary broadcasts, docufictions, and web series) bridge the gap between factual knowledge and myths, and how they facilitate the transfer of ordinary knowledge into the implausible, especially in Iberia and Latin America. Entertainment business and journalism intertwine to engage an audience-oriented to the consumption of serialized narratives.

Animation and Comics: In-between Panel and Frame

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:12pm
Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 10, 2022

 

OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS AND (AUDIO)VISUAL ESSAYS.

NEW DEADLINE: 10TH OF OCTOBER, 2022

Animation and Comics: In-between Panel and Frame 

Editors: Editors: Sahra Kunz (UCP-EA/CITAR); Ekaterina Cordas (UCP-CECC); Ricardo Megre (UCP-EA/CITAR).

This call aims to pioneer a cross-disciplinary discussion platform that would initiate a fruitful dialogue between the fields of Animation and Comics. Responding to a growing artistic and academic interest in these two media and to the new conceptual, practical and theoretical challenges they pose, we feel the need to provide a space for academics and artists to share ideas about these subjects.

ACLA 2023 Seminar: South Asian Untranslatables

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:38am
Eesha Kumar, Tyler Richard
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

South Asian texts and cultures offer a panoply of terms that are difficult to translate. Consider bhāva — a keyword in premodern philosophy, dramaturgy, and poetics — which may refer to an emotion, a meaning, an essential characteristic, a physical object, a living being, or existence itself. In contemporary South Asia, numerous colloquial terms such as timepass, jugaad, and aunty evoke nuanced existential states, techniques, and relationships that call for careful (and playful) theorization. 

Migration and Identity

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:34am
Syed Hassan Abidi / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Migration is broadly defined as the movement of people from one place to another and the people pursuing this journey are called migrants. However, there are various distinctions within the concept of migration that relates to factors that define if an individual should be considered a migrant, immigrant, refugee, or asylum seeker depending on their length of stay and motivation to migrate. Two major distinctions overarch all forms of movements that individuals make. First, voluntary, and involuntary; second, short term versus long term. Voluntary migrants include sojourners such as people who go abroad to study or visit for business purposes whereas involuntary migrants include refugees and asylum seekers seeking haven from ideology-based persecution.

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.

Postcolonial Ecospheres: Principles, Policies & Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:29am
Goutam Majhi, Sadhan Chandra Mahavidyalaya
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 7, 2022

A One-Day International Interdisciplinary Conference

on

Postcolonial Ecospheres: Principles, Policies & Politics

Conducted by

Department of English, Sadhan Chandra Mahavidyalaya

 

(Date of Conference- 15 November, 2022 (Tuesday))

 

Concept Note:

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

 

A Ponderous Hush: the Poetics and Politics of Silence

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:20am
Northeastern MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Our seminar “A Ponderous Hush: the Poetics and Politics of Silence” approaches silence in a way that can synthesize and deconstruct the overlaps between silence as a concept and as an act, aiming to confront silence's poetics and politics. In an attempt to disengage the topic from views which forefront silence's negativity (as in the "unsayable" or semantic contents which lie outside the sufficient operations of language), we want to interrogate silence as "tacere"/"Schweigen" (the voluntary act of remaining quiet) and "silere"/"Stille" (the absence of sound).

NeMLA 2023 Seminar: Rethinking Resilience: Ways of Seeing and Being in the Pandemic

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:19am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

The process that is central to the development of language is the critical encounter between different groups (marked by their "physical, cognitive, neurological differences," as NeMLA's note on "resilience" suggests) in possession of different kinds of valuation in the course of which "certain words, tones, rhythms, meanings are offered, felt for, tested, confirmed, asserted, qualified, changed" (Keywords 12). This process of evolution/metamorphosis, as demonstrated by Raymond Williams in his Keywords,  is often accelerated in periods of unprecedented crisis.

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

Literature and Place-based Pedagogy (Roundtable), NeMLA

updated: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 7:15am
Dr. Jamie Carr, Niagara University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Universities increasingly recognize the value of connecting students to local communities to promote concepts of care: volunteerism, problem-solving, stewardship. What role does literature play in place-based community engagement? How does reading or writing ‘literatures of place’ (regional or environmental literature, travel or nature writing, ecopoetry) connect students to a place and contribute to place-based solutions?

Edited Collection: Afrosouthernfuturism

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 1:50pm
A.D. Boynton, II (U of Kansas), Joanna Davis-McElligatt (U of North Texas), & Kristen Reynolds (U of Minnesota - Twin Cities)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 3, 2023

Afrosouthernfuturism

Editors: A.D. Boynton, II (U of Kansas), Joanna Davis-McElligatt (U of North Texas), and Kristen Reynolds (U of Minnesota - Twin Cities)

 

Between XIV.26 (November 2023), Images and representations of work in literature and visual culture

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:27am
Between. Journal of the Italian Association for the Theory and Comparative History of Literature - Compalit.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Cfp Between XIV.26 (November 2023), Images and representations of work in literature and visual culture
Edited by Raul Calzoni (University of Bergamo) and Valentina Serra (University of Cagliari)

Submission deadline: 2023-03-31 (Friday)
Estimated review response: 2023-07-31
Publication date: 2023-11-30 (Wednesday)

The topic proposed for the next thematic issue of «Between» is the artistic, literary and visual representation of work and its imagery, its conflicts and often utopian potential to revolutionize society.

Literary Druid - Regular Issue

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:24am
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

Literary Druid is a journal that destinies to foster research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich the English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.

CFP: Fan Culture & Theory at PCA San Antonio, 2023

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:22am
Cait Coker / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Fan Culture & Theory Area of the PCA offers a venue for fan scholars from across the globe to share their research and exchange ideas on this growing field. Papers on all of the many aspects of the topic are invited. The following list of past and possible topics is extensive but not exhaustive:

IMPACTS--The 30th Anniversary Issue of Configurations

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:17am
Configurations Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Call for Papers: Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology

IMPACT: The 30th Anniversary Issue 

International Seminar on "Popular Culture and Contemporary Literature"

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:15am
Department of English, Pondicherry University, India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 7, 2022

Objectives

The specific objectives of the Seminar are as follows:

 

  • Analyze literary and visual narratives in relation to popular culture.
  • Think critically about cultural discourses of human experiences and expressions and to produce close readings of literary and cultural texts.
  • Explore more fully the dynamics of popular culture represented through literature within the context of contemporary theory and more traditional discourses.
  • Validate a larger socio-cultural context and avenue for understanding popular culture through contemporary literature. 

 

Theme

Crisis in Contemporary British Fiction (edited volume)

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 4:05am
Anastasia Logotheti
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 30, 2022

This collection of critical essays explores how contemporary British authors engage with the theme of crisis in their fiction (as apparent in novels and short stories by Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, Graham Swift, Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Pat Barker, Martin Amis, among others.)

‘Crisis’ can be investigated not only as informing any aspect of fiction involving sociopolitical and cultural systems, but also as a mode of challenge to established power structures and modes of representation across narrative traditions.

Submissions should focus on one or more of the aforementioned major contemporary British authors (though you are welcome to propose additional British authors who explore the theme of crisis).

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?

CFP 2nd International Conference on Rhythm and Art (Buenos Aires, 11-12 May 2023)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 12:45pm
NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal), National University of Arts (Argentina), National University of the Center of the Province of Buenos Aires (Argentina), General Direction of Artistic Education in Ministry of Culture - CA Buenos Aires (Argentina)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Presentation of papers according to thematic axes. We invite researchers and artists interested in reflecting on the encounters and disagreements between rhythm and art, in the following guidelines:

[Visual and Material Culture] (CEA 3/30/23-4/1/23)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:46am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Subject: Call for Papers: Confluence at CEA 2023

 

Call for Papers, Confluence 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

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?

Permanently Withdrawn: Examining the Histories, Identities, and Representations of Black Nones in the U.S

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:30am
Jerry Rafiki Jenkins/Palomar College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2022

A growing percentage of the American population is leaving the church and opting to let go of religious and spiritual frameworks to find social and personal meaning and even economic success, and this is true for African Americans who would have had no other option than to be “churched.” This development is noteworthy because much of what it means to be “black” in the United States, at least from a Western standpoint, is immersed in religious or spiritual frameworks that claim that people of African descent are inherently religious or spiritual. To be sure, it is often assumed that being religious is synonymous (ontologically) with being black and African.

Curating Feminist Film Archives

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:29am
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERSSpecial Issue of Feminist Media Histories on Curating Feminist Film Archives

https://online.ucpress.edu/fmh/pages/cfp_2

Guest Editors: Maggie Hennefeld and Laura Horak 

“The loss of stories sharpens the hunger for them.”
—Saidiya Hartman, “Venus in Two Acts” (2008).

“Let us not begin at the beginning, nor even at the archive. But rather at the word ‘archive.’”
—Jacques Derrida, rchive Fever: A Freudian Impression (1995).

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