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Post-Pandemic Imaginaries : Space, Culture and Memory after Lockdown

updated: 
Monday, April 22, 2024 - 6:56pm
Centre for Culture and Everyday Life at the School of the Arts, University of Liverpool, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2024

Post-Pandemic Imaginaries : Space, Culture and Memory after Lockdown (updated)

A two day conference on the 5th and 6th September 2024

Organised by the Centre for Culture and Everyday Life at the School of the Arts, University of Liverpool, UK

 

Keynote speakers:

Professor Stef Craps (Ghent University)

Representations of Ageing in Literature

updated: 
Monday, April 22, 2024 - 12:03am
Atatürk University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Abstract proposals for 20-minute paper presentations are invited for a two-day conference hosted by Atatürk University in Erzurum, Türkiye. This international conference on ageing and its representations in literature will be held on 18-19 April 2024.

Call for papers for Open Issue

updated: 
Sunday, April 21, 2024 - 12:52am
New Literaria
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR OPEN ISSUE

VOLUME 5 ISSUE 2

NEW LITERARIA invites the submission of articles, shorter essays, interviews, and book reviews offering historical, interdisciplinary, theoretical, and cultural approaches to literature and related fields for its Volume 5 Issue 2. 

Submissions should be emailed to newliteraria@gmail.com by no later than 30th May 2024.  All submissions must include a cover letter that includes the author’s full mailing address, email address, telephone number, and professional or academic affiliation.

CfP: Form and Its Discontents, a special issue of Qui Parle

updated: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 9:01pm
Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences (Duke University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Form and its Discontents, a special issue of Qui Parle

 

Thus formless is not only an adjective having a given meaning, but a term that serves to bring things down in the world, generally requiring that each thing have its form. What it designates has no rights in any sense and gets itself squashed everywhere, like a spider or an earthworm. 

— Georges Bataille, Informe (“Formless”), 1929

 

Gloria Naylor’s 1996: A Teaching Companion (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 12:32pm
Tarshia Griffin, Isaiah Frost Rivera
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Gloria Naylor’s fictionalized memoir 1996 (2005) remains the least studied but most controversial selection in her decades-long literary output. Published by Third World Press at the tailend of her illustrious career, 1996 stands in stark contrast to Naylor’s iconic tetralogy — which includes Women of Brewster Place (1982), Linden Hills (1985), Mama Day (1988), and Bailey’s Cafe (1992), as well as the sibling text Men of Brewster Place (1998) — by centering the author herself in its bold critiques of state power and the ways marginalized communities fight to uphold it.

Indian Migration During The British Empire: A Literary Scrutiny

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 10:16pm
Kochar and Khan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024

Note: Springer has shown interest in publishing this book.  We are short of just 3 Chapters - One in Category 3 and two chapters in Category 4

Concept Note:

Ninth International Gender and Sexuality Conference September 28–29, 2024

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 7:23pm
University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 26, 2024

The International Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference is presented by the Women’s Research Center and the BGLTQ+ Student Center at the University of Central Oklahoma with assistance from the UCO chapter of the National Organization for Women. In tandem, these organizations promote engagement with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality issues.

Air India Flight 182: A 40th Anniversary Conference

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:41pm
McMaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

On June 23rd, 1985, a bomb detonated on Air India Flight 182, enroute from Toronto to Delhi. All 329 passengers and crew aboard were killed, most of whom were Canadians of South Asian descent. Though this tragedy remains the largest mass murder in Canadian history and resulted in Canada’s longest and most expensive criminal investigation, it is little known in national public memory (Angus Reid Institute 2023). Institutional narratives and failings have framed the Air India bombing as a “non-Canadian tragedy involving non-Canadian citizens” (Seshia 2017), leaving the victims’ families suffering and ignored in the wake of such loss.

The Public Dimension of Dwelling

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:38pm
Between Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

Between Journal  Vol. XV, N. 28 (November 2024) The Public Dimension of Dwelling

edited by Clotilde Bertoni, Massimo Fusillo, Giulio Iacoli, Marina Guglielmi, Niccolò Scaffai

(https://ojs.unica.it/index.php/between/announcement/view/11)

 

Submission deadline: 2024-05-31 (Friday)
Estimated review date: 2024-07
Publication date: 2024-11-30 (Saturday)

 

Replacement Chapter for Collection in contract: Imperial Debt: Colonial Theft, Postcolonial Repair

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:36pm
Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

 

Colleagues: My forthcoming collection, Imperial Debt: Colonial Theft, Postcolonial Repair, is in contract and due out late 2024 / early 2025. 

Please review the original CFP for the book, copied below, and let me know if you have work that would be appropriate for it. Please, proposals only for work that fits clearly within the rubric of the book.

Proposals due by end of April, or sooner, and full chapters by end of May, early June 2024. I will respond right away to any and all proposals. 

Thanks a million for considering this important project--

~Maureen Ellen Ruprecht, CUNY

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Translating the Fetish: Lifting the Veil and Demystifying Capitalism

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:34pm
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Karl Marx’s concept of commodity fetishism is helpful in understanding how the fetish animates produced commodities to have a mysterious power of their own, in which power is obscured, mystified, and alienated, holding sway over people in the dominion of capitalism. In Translating Blackness: Latinx Colonialities in Global Perspectives, Lorgia García-Peña asserts that “to translate thus presents us with the possibility of seeing the Other. This act of seeing is also an act of recognition that can contradict hegemonic knowledge.” The work of translating the fetish can thus be presented as a means of revealing real relations hidden by the fetish, an antihegemonic project of deconstructing systems of capitalism and oppression.

The Routledge Companion to Superhero Studies [Final Call]

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:33pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Carl Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 24, 2024

In answer to the evolutionary portrayals of superheroes in our cultures, histories, and narratives, the editors welcome chapter proposals for selection and inclusion into The Routledge Companion to Superhero Studies, for which a contract has already been signed.

The volume will be a part of the prestigious Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions series: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Media-and-Cultural-Studies-Companions/book-series/RMCSC.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:33pm
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. We are now accepting submissions for our Winter 2024 issue.

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:32pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Call for papers and proposals. All disciplines invited! 

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 15

October 25-27, 2024 in Asheville, North Carolina
An annual conference exploring the history and legacy of Black Mountain College 

Hosted and sponsored by Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) and The University of North Carolina Asheville

Thematic Focus: Black Mountain College / Living with the Land 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association ONLINE Virtual Summer Salon, June 20-22

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:31pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2024

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Call for Papers

ESOTERICISM, OCCULTISM, and MAGIC

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

SWPACA Summer Salon 

June 20-22, 2024

Virtual Conference

https://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: EXTENDED to April 22, 2024 

DEADLiNE APPROACHING Call for Papers MMLA 2024 conference Chicago Postcolonial Studies permanent section

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 2:04pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2024

The Postcolonial Studies Permanent Section of the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) seeks abstracts in line with this year’s conference’s theme: “Health in/of the Humanities.” We seek scholarly work within the realm of postcolonial studies that intersects with the topics of physical health, mental health, disparities in access and care, communal health, and racial disparities. The following questions are areas of interest for the section:

-How does the power imbalance between the Global North and Global South affect one’s access to and quality of one’s healthcare?

How do these factors impact one’s health outcomes?

Aestheticizing Politics/Politicizing Aesthetics: St. Louis Symposium on Radicalism in U.S. Arts

updated: 
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 5:05pm
Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

The past seven years have seen a resurgence of the radical right. In this resurgence, art and literature have played a prominent role. Senior advisors to the Trump administration cited novels as specific influences on federal policy; Jordan Peterson has disguised right-wing manifestos as self-help volumes, hoodwinking young men to the tune of millions; the internet has seen an overwhelming explosion of white supremacist digital art. Walter Benjamin’s dictum that fascism seeks to “aestheticize politics” endures. 

Bodies in Translation

updated: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 10:15pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

From the blazon of Elizabethan poetry to the Human Genome Project, humans have been writing the body for centuries. In his book Barthes, Roland Barthes ponders the translation of the body from flesh to paper, stating, “To write the body. Neither the skin, nor the muscles, nor the bones, nor the nerves, but the rest: an awkward, fibrous, shaggy, raveled thing, a clown’s coat” (180). In his process of writing the body, Barthes strips away surfaces to reveal something other, something that he finds more representative of himself or his essence.

Speaking the Unspeakable: Representing Trauma

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:39pm
Allie Wood Reichert / PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The representation of traumatic experience is a fraught conversation in literary and media studies. Cathy Caruth famously argued for the “unspeakability” of trauma; other scholars such as Naomi Mandel argue that emphasizing the limits of language can inadvertently silence, restrict, and ignore the material and corporeal existence of suffering. This session invites panelists to consider representing and witnessing trauma as acts of translation across the border of un/representability. Although our central question originates in discussions of language and texts, panelists are also encouraged to consider trauma’s appearance across disciplines and forms, such as visual culture, media, and/or performance.

Seaside Style: Coastal Fashion, Textiles and Costume

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:39pm
Julie Ripley, Falmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2024

Dress Devolution 2 Conference. 

9-11 July 2024

Falmouth University

Conference theme: Seaside Style: Coastal Fashion, Textiles and Costume 

Dress Devolution investigates styles, practices and representations around dress and textiles outside of metropolotan contexts.  The beach as a liminal space has long been a site of leisured, risque, specialised and defiantly un-urban dress and textile parctices which this conference aims to explore.

Visualizing Hidden Meanings: Symbolism and Cryptography in the Writings of Thomas Harriot and Galileo Galilei

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:28pm
Caterina Agostini/ University of Notre Dame
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024

Please consider submitting papers to Visualizing Hidden Meanings: Symbolism and Cryptography in the Writings of Thomas Harriot and Galileo Galilei.

This workshop provides an excellent platform for scholars to share their latest findings and insights in the early modern history of science. The deadline for paper submissions has been extended to April 25

We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics related to Thomas Harriot and Galileo Galilei. Whether you're presenting current research, innovative methodologies, or theoretical frameworks, we want to hear from you.

2024 Dress and Body Association Conference, 2-3 Nov (Abstracts due: July 1)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:23pm
Dress and Body Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

2024 Dress and Body Association Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS
 

The Dress and Body Association invites submissions for the organization’s fifth annual conference, which will be held on November 2-3, 2024. Consistent with our long-term goals for inclusivity and sustainability, all activities will be 100% online, including keynote speaker(s), research presentations, and opportunities for virtual networking. Visit the DBA website—www.dress-body-association.org—to learn more about this organization and consider becoming a member.

Summer Institute: Waste Worlding

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:22pm
Jeremy Chow | Bucknell University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2024

Waste Worlding

June 3-6, 2024

Virtual Summer Institute

Bucknell Humanities Center

 

Application Deadline: May 10, 2024

Decisions by May 15, 2024

 

PAMLA 2024 Panel CFP: Voices of Palestinian Liberation

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:22pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association 121st Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

VOICES OF PALESTINIAN LIBERATION 

 

PAMLA Conference

7-10 November 2024 in Palm Springs, California 

Session Format: Panel of 3-4 presenters, 15-20 minutes each and a 30-minute group Q&A afterward

 

This panel centers the literary and artistic expressions of Palestinians by exploring how writers, artists, journalists, historians, and activists navigate themes of abject loss, violence, and trauma; the aim is to offer a multifaceted perspective on the Palestinian experience, one that transcends problematically uncomplicated narratives and foregrounds the power of language and media in shaping identity, fostering solidarity, and demanding justice.

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