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MLA 2023 Ricoeur's Interpretation Theory and Our Work Now (Special Session)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:58pm
Nate Mickelson, New York Univ
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Paul Ricoeur insisted there is always more meaning than can be articulated, appropriated, or understood. This session seeks enactments, explorations, and reconsiderations of his Interpretation Theory 50 years later. Though the book was published in 1976, Ricoeur delivered the lectures in fall 1973. It was a period of social and intellectual reckoning similar to our own. Ricoeur had recently relocated to the University of Chicago from Paris-Nanterre under criticism for his attempts to mitigate conflicts during the 1968 student uprisings. In parallel with this personal crisis, Ricoeur was turning in his thought from considerations of symbolic interpretation to considerations of texts and their social and political dimensions.

Urban Ruins: Reframing Repair in Cities of the Global South (for MLA 2023)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:58pm
Rituparna Mitra / Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

This panel examines literary and cultural urbanisms in the Global South in the context of reframing repair. Until recently, cities in the Global South have been examined mainly as models of crisis, dysfunction, and brokenness. The urgent work of repairing their imperfect conditions has, in turn, been perceived solely in terms of rapid and uneven development in official discourse. Scholars such as Ann Laura Stoler, Filip de Boeck, Ananya Roy, Achille Mbembe, and others, have instead urged us to rethink ruins, lacks, lags, and gaps as origin sites for emergent forms and practices that alter conditions of the possible.

Autobiography Panel, PAMLA 2022

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:57pm
PAMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

119th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference

Friday, November 11, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022
UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California
Hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles

PAMLA’s Autobiography panel is currently accepting submissions for in-person sessions!

“Autobiography creates a self as the right instrument to seek meaning.”

-Patricia Hampl

Transatlantic Studies Association 20th Annual Conference - Extended Deadline

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:57pm
Transatlantic Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

 

Transatlantic Studies Association
20th Annual Conference
University of Kent, Canterbury
4-6 July 2022

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Call for Papers

Submissions are invited for the 2022 Annual Conference

KEYNOTE LECTURES

Professor Jussi Hanhimäki (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)

Gender Perspectives in Media and Performance [An Edited Book]

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:56pm
Dr H Kalpana, Professor, Dept of English, Pondicherry University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Gendered identities and realities are constituted through, among other things, media, and performance. Paradoxically, however, the representations that substantiate these gender categories are often deployed for radically different purposes. For instance, they might be brought into play for the mobilization of dominant ideologies, on the one hand, and feminist disruptions, on the other. With attention to the diverse forums through which artistic and popular texts reach the public, this edited volume aims to address the inconsistencies, the absurdities, and irregularities of gender in terms of performativity from a historical and contemporary global context.

“Re-new-al: connecting culture and history, past and present” MMLA 2022 Permanent Session: Old and Middle English Language and Literature

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:56pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

“Re-new-al: connecting culture and history, past and present” 

MMLA 2022 Permanent Session: Old and Middle English Language and Literature 

 

The general conference theme “post-now” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures.  Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest. 

Philosophy in Film - Film Noir

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:52pm
International Society for Philosophy in Film
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

ISPiF

International Society for Philosophy in Film

Call for Abstracts

Film Noir and Philosophy

First Annual Meeting

August 26th-27th, 2022

London, England

CFP: Southern Gothic Area at PCAS/ACAS 2022

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:49pm
Popular Culture/ American Culture Association in the South
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: THE SOUTHERN GOTHIC AT PCAS/ ACAS 2022

Submission deadline: June 1, 2022; Notification of acceptance by July 1, 2022

 

Religion and Literature Permanent Section

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:48pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Religion and Literature

“Post-Now” in Religion and Literature: MMLA Convention

Minneapolis, MN. November 16-22, 2022

 

The Religion and Literature Permanent Section invites proposals that engage with the 2022 Midwest MLA conference’s theme: Post-Now. Proposals might consider the following questions: How does literature speculate about religion? How do writers shape and reshape the religion that they imagine? How do writers create belief systems? How do different writers construct their vision of future religion? How and why did writers of the past get things wrong?

MLA CFP Sociology of international circulation of literature

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:47pm
Tristan Leperlier (CNRS/Columbia)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Please consider submitting an abstract for a session at the next Modern Language Association Convention in San Francisco (January 2023) and/or forwarding to colleagues and students.

Sociology of international circulation of literature.

We invite 300-word abstracts and short bio, with clear methodology, examining circulation of literary texts and/or writers, sociology or history of translation, or of cultural intermediaries (translators, editors, literary agents…)
 
Deadline for abstracts: Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Please send to tristan.leperlier@gmail.com

Studying Indigenous Literatures and Cultures of Turtle Island in Europe: Questions of Methodology, Positionality, Accountability, and Research Ethics | Online Workshop

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:47pm
Emerging Scholars’ Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Studying Indigenous Literatures and Cultures of Turtle Island in Europe:

Questions of Methodology, Positionality, Accountability, and Research Ethics

 

Online Workshop organized by the Emerging Scholars’ Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS), May 5-6, 2022

 

While in standard literary analysis discussion of one’s position is rarely identified and discussed, it is, I suggest, a necessity in Indigenous Studies. (Reder 8)

"Monsters" or "monstrosity" in artworks intended for children

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:45pm
KIMEP University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

The journal is seeking submissions of between 6000 and 8000 words on the topic of "monsters" or "monstrosity" in artworks intended for children.  The works can be from literature, but also from film, internet, or other media, in any national tradition or historical period.  Submissions may include inquiries into how the monstrous or the figure of the monster functions metaphorically, or otherwise serves to interpret or mediate the adult world to children. The deadline for submissions is 30th April 2022. 

MLA 23: Solarpunk Labor: Working Conditions in Post-Anthropocene Imaginaries

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 5:26pm
Heather O'Leary / MLA23
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

Seeking papers on representations of new economies and working conditions in solarpunk literature and art. How can labor be reimagined in a post-capitalist world focused on community, environment, and social justice? 250-word abstract and bio

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 18 March 2022

Heather O'Leary, Illinois SU (hmolear@ilstu.edu) CFP on MLA23 website: https://mla.confex.com/mla/2023/webprogrampreliminary/Paper19525.html

DEADLINE EXTENDED - 03/18 - EDITED COLLECTION: The Palgrave Handbook to the Ghost Story

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Monday, March 7, 2022 - 7:23am
Joan Passey, Jen Baker, Henry Bartholomew
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

The Palgrave Handbook to the Ghost Story 

This handbook seeks to open new conversations about the ghost-story form. It is open to all media, genre, and disciplines - fiction, nonfiction, theatre, cinema, video games, podcasts, graphic novels, musicals, and so forth - as well as spaces and time periods (antiquity to the present).

 Chapters will provide a new angle, intervention, or perspective on various aspects of the ghost-story tradition. These can be thematic, author-based, chronologically centred, or narrative-based.

John Singleton: The Soulful Auteur [Spring 2023 release]

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Sunday, March 6, 2022 - 2:50pm
Joi Carr/Pepperdine University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 25, 2022

Call For Papers: John Singleton: The Soulful Director [Spring 2022 release]

Abstract Deadline March 25, 2022

Manuscript Deadline [entension available]

 

Brief Description:  

Narratives of Nation: Contemporary Literary, Cultural and Theoretical Debates

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Sunday, March 6, 2022 - 7:35am
Central University of Punjab
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

 Department of English Central University of Punjab Online Conference on “Narratives of Nation: Contemporary Literary, Cultural and Theoretical Debates” March 24-25, 2022  The Department of English, Central University of Punjab is happy to announce the online inter-disciplinary conference “Narratives of Nation: Contemporary Literary, Cultural and Theoretical Debates”, which will take place on March 24 and 25, 2022.  The conference aims to explore how the idea of nation has changed throughout history, in literary, cultural and theoretical writings.

Deadline extended: MLA 2023: Writing Work

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Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 7:41pm
Ben Clarke, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

After D. H. Lawrence’s mother died, his father “struggled through half a page” of The White Peacock. After he had finished reading, he asked his son what he had been paid for the novel. When Lawrence told him his father

 

looked at me with shrewd eyes, as if I were a swindler. “Fifty pounds! An’ tha’s niver done a day’s hard work in thy life.”

 

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: DOGMAS IN LITERATURE and LITERARY MISSIONARY: TEXT, READER AND CRITIQUE

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Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 7:13am
Önder Çakırtaş
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 19, 2021

This book project aims to examine the existence of dogma in literature and some cult texts, and how dogmas in literature are conveyed to various audiences as a mission by some literary readers, experts and academics. The questions leading up to the volume are varied and their answers require lengthy examination and interpretation. So, this project investigates; Is literature dogmatic? What about literary theories? Can they be dogmatic, too? The answers to these questions are open to clarification, but the responses can also initiate an extensive discussion and manifestation. However, above all, literature does have an aspect that drags the readers, habitually burying them in its pages, and blindly attaching them to itself.

The Living Legacy of African American Studies: Its Past, Present, and Future(s)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 3:54pm
LaRonda Sanders-Senu, Laura Wilson, Adria Goldman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 4, 2022

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS [Extended Due Date]

 

The Living Legacy of African American Studies: Its Past, Present, and Future(s)

 

Edited by: Adria Y. Goldman, Ph.D., LaRonda Sanders-Senu, Ph.D., and Laura Wilson, Ph.D.

 

“There is the definite desire and determination to have a history, well documented, widely known at least within race circles, and administered as a stimulating and inspiring tradition for the coming generations” - Arturo Schomburg, “The Negro Digs Up His Past” 

 

"Future of Work": Rapoport Center's Working Paper Series

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 11:55am
Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at UT Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

The Rapoport Center’s Working Paper Series -- part of University of Texas at Austin's Center for Human Rights and Justice -- is seeking to publish innovative papers by established and early-career researchers and practitioners. Authors from all disciplines are welcome to submit papers on a variety of human rights and social justice topics. At present, we are particularly interested in papers in line with the Rapoport Center’s current thematic focus on the future of work.

"Post-Then" in Victorian Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 4:31pm
Midwest Victorian Studies Association-affiliated panel at the Midwest Modern Lanugage Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS
2022 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel

Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 16-21, 2022

“Post-Then” in Victorian Culture

 

In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Post-Now,” the Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel welcomes proposals that explore myriad examples of “Post-Then” moments in 19th century Britain that mirror our 21st-century “Post-Now” movements.

Victorian England was filled with the following “Post-Then” indicators:

FOOD AND MEMORY - International Interdisciplinary Conference (online)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 4:30pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Conference: 28-29 April 2022, online (via Zoom)

Scientific Committee:

Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 CFP:

MLA2023:Navigating COVID as a Graduate Student: Situations on Our Campuses

updated: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 4:30pm
The MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

COVID has drastically changed how individuals navigate their worlds. Many university campuses and graduate programs have made changes. Current graduate students finishing their PhD program and future incoming cohorts, for example, will face new difficulties. Will funding continue to be available? Will campuses remain open, specifically student housing? Will campuses improve the experiences of disabled and marginalized groups so that campus services are not only theoretically accessible to all graduate students but also equitably distributed? How has COVID impacted you and how do you navigate graduate school?

 

 

Reading old age, the ageing body and memory in British and American literature and texts of culture

updated: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 4:28pm
The Polish Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Age studies point to all life stages as culturally and historically idiosyncratic, and complicated even more by various intersectional perspectives. Within this age(s)-focused field of analysis, humanistic and critical gerontologists as well as historians of old age issued an ardent call to redefine old age as equally ephemeral and multi-layered as any other life stage. Addressing the existing studies of the formative and foundational quality of youth and adulthood, gerontologists of various subdisciplines objected to seeing old age as simply the end of life, and to defining it as a precise point in time rather than a period with no exact opening temporal bracket.

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