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The Everyday Beyond Description (Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 5:03pm
54th Annual NeMLA Convention March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, NY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Submit 200-300 word abstracts (with short bio) via the NeMLA Portal by Sept. 30, 2022: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP 

Contact Hannah LeClair (hleclair@sas.upenn.edu) and Molly Young (mryoung@sas.upenn.edu) with any questions.

The Everyday Beyond Description (Panel):

Nineteenth-century British realism is often understood as the generic manifestation of the everyday, with a discrete kind of content—scenes of domestic and rural life, for instance—and, in the novel, a discrete form, namely the “mimetic” description of these social worlds.

“Tolkien’s Animals” a special issue of Journal of Tolkien Research

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 1:36pm
Journal of Tolkien Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 23, 2023

UPDATED 09/13/2022 The Journal of Tolkien Research seeks to publish a special issue building on and expanding beyond the successful 2022 ICMS at Kalamazoo paper session, “Tolkien & the Medieval Animal.” This special issue, “Tolkien’s Animals,” seeks articles from a variety of theoretical perspectives, addressing a wide range of animals, and not necessarily connected with medieval conceptions.  Article drafts must be submitted DIRECTLY TO Kris Swank, at kris.swank@signumu.org by end of day on January 23, 2023.

1st International Humanities – Society – Identity Congress

updated: 
Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 11:54am
University of Warsaw, Faculty of Modern Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

The 1st International Humanities – Society – Identity Congress Programme Committee is looking forward to welcoming you to Warsaw. The Congress embraces the study of all aspects pertaining to the notions of Humanities – Society – Identity.

The Congress Programme comprises plenary lectures, debates, general sessions and networking research group sessions reflecting three main themes, i.e. Humanities (day 1), Society (day 2) and Identity (day 3). Each day there are Speed-Dating sessions for young researchers “The Voice of the Next Generation” on a special virtual venue.

‘The Sense of Data and the Data of Sense', ISA World Congress, Melbourne [Deadline Sept 29]

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 7:06pm
Mark Paterson, University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022

This CFP might be of interest to some on the list. The panel is part of ISA Thematic Group TG07 ‘The Senses and Society’. This panel was accepted for the previous International Sociological Association (ISA) meeting in Brazil, 2020, which was cancelled. It is now being re-advertised for the next meeting in Melbourne.

‘The Sense of Data and the Data of Sense: Bodies, Technologies, Spaces’

Panel for International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress in Melbourne, Australia. June 25-July 1 2023

State of the Field: Postcolonial Literature, Dead and Alive (ACLA 2023)

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 7:02pm
Rebecca Oh and Rose Casey / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Postcolonial literature has died and been resurrected more times than a zombie in modern film. Often dubbed the Franken-child of Marxism’s commitment to real material conditions and deconstruction’s obsession with textuality, postcolonial studies has been schismed between its economic and political commitments, and its preoccupation with the politics of language and translation. It also emerged alongside the rise of theories of globalization and has been a primary field for thinking about the uneven movements of local practices and global processes.

NeMLA 2023: Panel on Re-hierarchising Adaptation

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 6:59pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Adaptation studies has contended with the question of hierarchies since it first emerged. Adaptation as a process similarly so: the problem of the source and the ‘original’ has established certain values and positions of texts. This has been challenged most notably through the debate in the field around fidelity, wherein the question of being ‘true’ to the source has been variously deemed fallacious, unhelpful, or both. Despite some recent proponents for it, what emerges from this is the challenging of the hierarchies that the fidelity debate espouses. Broadly, this has been main way in which these hierarchies have been challenged in adaptations, primarily due to the seemingly inescapable status fidelity has in the field.

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2023

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 2:51pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

SIDNEY AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 11-13, 2023 

58th International Congress on Medieval Studies

In-Person

This year the International Sidney Society sponsors two open sessions and invites papers on any and all topics related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney family or their extensive British and Continental network, inclluding Fulke Greville, Samuel Daniel, William Herbert, Alberico Gentili, Veronica Franco, Vittoria Colonna, George Buchanan, Philippe Duplessis-Mornay,  Étienne de La Boétie, Giordano Bruno, Justus Lipsius, and others. 

We encourage submissions by newcomers, including graduate students, and by established scholars of all ranks. 

YA that Doesn't Need to Come of Age

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 10:41am
Panel at NeMLA 2023, March 23-26 in Niagra Falls, NY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Deadline coming up! This panel seeks to explore young adult novels that depart from the coming of age story for teen protagonists, and the progressive ways that they can position their main characters as already actors with agency in the world. For instance, in recent young adult novels by Darcie Little Badger Elatsoe and A Snake Falls to Earth, the protagonists are already respected by their parents and they’re asexual. They don’t need to rebel against their authority figures or have sexual awakenings. In the tradition of Nancy Drew novels, in The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson, the protagonist is already known as a teen sleuth and has an established boyfriend.

Poetry and Platform Cultures (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 10:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This NeMLA panel convenes literary critics, media scholars, and poets themselves to ask how social media platforms are transforming the reading and writing of contemporary poetry. Panelists may consider to what extent the participatory dynamics of Web 2.0 now condition the politics of contemporary poetry, where “politics” signifies both the institutional lifeforms of poetry’s production and circulation, and the ostensible public efficacy of poems themselves. We may ask how poetry’s relationships to activist praxis and to social movements like Black Lives Matter in the U.S., for example, have been mediated by social media.

Eugene Current-Garcia Distinguished Scholar Award Call for Nominations

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:33pm
Association of College English Teachers of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 18, 2022

The Association of College English Teachers of Alabama solicits nominations for the 2023 Eugene CurrentGarcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship. This award is made annually to a living, outstanding literary scholar who is from Alabama or has worked primarily in Alabama or has focused mainly on Alabama writers. This year will mark ACETA’s 25th annual conferrence of this prestigious award.

CFP: Stardom and Fandom

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:31pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Call for Papers

Stardom and Fandom

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 15, 2022

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022

 

Fireside Tales of Terror: The Gothic and Winter

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:30pm
Jen Baker (University of Warwick) and Sandie Mills (University of Hull)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 17, 2022

“Horrors belong as naturally to the fireside, as fireside belongs to Christmas” declares the narrator of the piece “Fireside Horrors for Christmas” in the December 1847 issue of Dublin University Magazine. This image of “popular fireside stories or winter’s tales” exchanged in communal settings had, as the late Catherine Belsey explained, a “long vernacular tradition” (2010). Furthermore, it was, she argues, a practice that often-challenged orthodox institutional discourse about, for example, the “true meaning” of Christmas or the origins of ghosts and tapped into secular and “pagan” rituals and practices.

Call for Papers: “Am I Invisible?” -- Voices Society Silences

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:20pm
Survive and Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Call for Papers: “Am I Invisible?” Voices Society Silences  

deadlines for submissions: 

October 15, 2022 (Pre-Submission Ideas, Proposals, and Abstracts Deadline)

November 15, 2022 (Deadline for Drafts) 

contact email: 

SurviveAndThriveHealing@gmail.com 

Resilient Bodies: Beyond the Margins of Life Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:04pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Recent discussions in autobiography studies have increasingly shifted their focus to non-conventional forms of self-expression. In broader terms, life writing, which aims to reveal the self in all of its complexity, has inevitably evolved from a highly conventional genre to an open and ever-expanding practice that connects writing with other modes of representation. Discussions on autobiography have progressively become inclusive of non-literary forms of expression, such as performance, body and endurance art.

Natural-Cultural Relationships or Representations of Animals in Global Anglophone/Postcolonial Novels

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:02pm
2023 NeMLA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Postcolonial ecocriticism or environmental theory has been a flourishing field of inquiry over the past two decades. Literary critics have been using this theory to examine the complex relationship between literature, culture, and the environment in diverse global Anglophone or postcolonial novels. With the intensification of globalization in the 1990s, there has been an explosion of local environmental movements in the global south protesting neoliberal capitalist agendas, despite their respective governments’ promises of development, modernity, and progress in order to “catch up” with the West. These local struggles have arisen out of specific socio-historical circumstances and differ vastly from each other.

Arc - Extended Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:55pm
Arc: Journal of the School of Religious Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Call for Book Reviews: “Looking Backward – Looking Forward”

The editors of Arc: Journal of the School of Religious Studies are pleased to announce an extended call for book reviews for our forthcoming volume (Vol. 50). As the 50th anniversary of the journal presents a unique opportunity to think both retrospectively and prospectively, Arc is asking for submissions that engage with the theme of looking backward – looking forward.

Revolutionary Violence (Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:54pm
Payal Dahiya / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls

The study of violence works on constituting different angles through which violent actions take place, while also focusing on the difference in the morality of actions that are thus committed. Since everybody accepts facts in an interpretational setup, the realities of ground zero are ignored. The act of attaining knowledge, as Michel Foucault says, requires digging. Rather than interpretation there needs to be an understanding of the difference between the representative point of view and representation.

NEMLA 2023 Panel:Ukraine and Hannah Arendt: Framing the Discourse of Refugees, Race, Religion and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:51pm
Robert Berger/ Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This panel seeks to examine the discourse of the refugee crisis originating from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022 in connection with other recent refugee crises. While international news coverage and the humanitarian response has been extraordinary during the events of the war, this same response throws into stark relief Western nations’ lack of action and support for the refugees of Syria, Central America and Palestine.

NeMLA 2023 - CFP “Representations of Food in Italian and Italian-American Literature and Cinema (Roundtable)”

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:49pm
Irene Hatzopoulos & Valentina Morello
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Please consider submitting a proposal to the NeMLA 2023 Roundtable “Representations of Food in Italian and Italian-American Literature and Cinema”. Grazie! 

 

Irene e Valentina 

 

NeMLA 2023 - CFP   

 “Representations of Food in Italian and Italian-American Literature and Cinema (Roundtable)” 

NeMLA 2023 Russian-American Fiction panel

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:49pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The 2023 NeMLA convention (March 23-26, Niagara Falls, New York) will include NINE panels on Slavic topics. This CFP pertains to the panel on contemporary Russian-American fiction. ALL PAPER PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA NeMLA’s ONLINE PORTAL: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP. The panel abstract is pasted below.

 

NeMLA 2023 - CFP “Resiliency in the Face of Trauma”

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:49pm
Valentina Morello & Irene Hatzopoulos
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Please consider submitting a proposal to the NeMLA 2023 Panel “Resiliency in the Face of Trauma”. Grazie!

Valentina e Irene

NeMLA 2023 - CFP  

 “Resiliency in the Face of Trauma”

The concept of trauma is largely understood as the impact of disruptive experiences on one’s sense of self, one’s environment, one’s external reality. In this panel, we would like to further investigate the aftermath of trauma and the resiliency of both physical and human nature in the face of destructive events as represented in contemporary Italian literature and cinema.

If A Lion Could Talk…: Knowing Animals, Knowing Ourselves

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:48pm
Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

If A Lion Could Talk…: Knowing Animals, Knowing Ourselves

The 16th annual Brandeis Graduate Student Conference—“If A Lion Could Talk…: Knowing Animals, Knowing Ourselves”—will be held March 31, 2023.

Taking Action: Interrogating Race, Space, and Place for Social Change

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:47pm
An RSA Graduate Student Symposium at UW-Milwaukee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

The UW-Milwaukee Rhetoric Society of America Chapter is hosting the "Taking Action: Interrogating Race, Space, and Place for Social Change" symposium.

The Poetics of Space

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The 2023 NeMLA conference will take place on March 23 - 26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, New York. Abstracts can be submitted at the link below.

Abstract

Critical Misanthropy

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:45pm
University of Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Critical Misanthropy Conference

25th, 26th, and 27th January 2023
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Organisers: Eva Meijer and Emelia Quinn

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