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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.

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. 

[Extended Deadline] Disaster Discourse: Representations of Catastrophe (2–4 June 2022)

updated: 
Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 1:36am
The English Department of the University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

THE 23rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,

UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 23rd Annual International Conference:

 

Disaster Discourse: Representations of Catastrophe

 

The British Empire and Colonial Famines: History, Culture, Critique

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:14pm
Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network, University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

‘The British Empire, Scotland, and Indian Famines: A Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network’ presents two conferences on

The British Empire and Colonial Famines: History, Culture, Critique

University of Edinburgh and IIIT Guwahati

Sep 8-9, 2022 and Jan 7-8, 2023

Mapping Literary Shifts in Twenty-First Century Women’s Literature: A Response to the Future of the Past

updated: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 1:17pm
Midwest Modern language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2022

Taking into account the presidential theme for MMLA, 2022--“Post-Now”--, it is important to foreground the constituency of 'now', and what its discursive urgency means for this panel. While 'now' can be ontologically considered as the transient nature of the present moment in time, which is relative in nature (Einstein 14), its association to time can also be extended to understand the persistence of circumstances and ideas as situated in the present age, or the contemporary times (Dubreuil 44). Laurent Dubreuil links literature to temporality, mentioning how “literature does not exist before but rather after itself: we reconstruct and designate it without exhausting its signification” (Dubreuil 45).

ASLE Panel at Midwest MLA

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:34pm
MMLA / ASLE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Minneapolis, MN November 16th-21st.  Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.

In response to the MMLA 2022 theme “Post-Now” this panel seeks papers that deal with environmental futures.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

PAMLA 2022 French and Francophone Literature and Culture Panel

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:33pm
PAMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 16, 2022

French and Francophone Literature and Culture Panel at PAMLA 2022 Conference in Los Angeles, CA

 

Date: November 11-13, 2022

Place: UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel

 

 

We are open to a wide range of paper topics dealing with French and Francophone literature and culture, but are particularly interested in papers that engage with the special conference theme of "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian."

 

The Coronavirus Pandemic: An Environmental Humanities Perspective

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:32pm
Tatiana Konrad / Air and Environmental Health in the (Post-)Covid-19 World / University of Vienna
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Coronavirus Pandemic: An Environmental Humanities Perspective

Organized by Tatiana Konrad, Savannah Schaufler, and Chantelle Mitchell
University of Vienna

Conference Dates: February 15-17, 2023

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 1, 2022

Venue: University of Vienna

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Cymene Howe (Rice University) & Dr. Eben Kirksey (Deakin University) 

 

Deadline Extended: “From the Black Death to COVID-19: Airborne Diseases in History, Literature, and Culture”

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 4:19pm
Tatiana Konrad, Savannah Schaufler, and Chantelle Mitchell
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

 

Call for Papers (Deadline Extended)

“From the Black Death to COVID-19: 

Airborne Diseases in History, Literature, and Culture”

 

Type: Call for Papers

Dates: November 16-18, 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: May 1, 2022

Venue: Virtual via Zoom

Walking, Empire, and Nineteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:54pm
Vivian Kao
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Call for contributions to an edited collection

 

Walking, Empire, and Nineteenth-Century Literature

 

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: July 31, 2022

 

Editors: Dr. Vivian Kao, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities,

Lawrence Technological University; Dr. Joshua Bartlett, Assistant Professor, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

 

 

Children at War: From Representation to Life Narrative

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:52pm
International Research in Children's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023

Children at War: From Representation to Life Narrative

Editors:

Maciej Wróblewski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland) 

Kate Douglas (Flinders University, Australia)

The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have been characterized by war and military conflict, from the Great War, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, through to the War in Afghanistan, Somali Civil War, Yugoslav Wars, War in Rwanda, Iraq War, Syrian Civil War, Russia-Ukraine war—these events have resulted in an overwhelming loss of lives.

According to UNICEF, children are routinely affected more seriously than adults during wartime:

On gases, clouds, fogs and mists

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:46pm
COOLABAH Online journal of the Australian and Transnational Studies Centre at the University of Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 13, 2022

COOLABAH

Online journal of the Australian and Transnational Studies Centre at the University of Barcelona

 

Special issue edited by Benjamin K. Hodges (University of Macau)

 

Repurposing Enlightenment

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:41pm
Hanna Roman/Olivia Sabee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

 

Design for the Environment

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:41pm
KIMEP University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

LCE is publishing a special issue of its international, peer-reviewed journal that will focus on all aspects of designing for the environment. We seek submissions of between 6000 and 8000 words from scholars in the fields of architecture, textile, fashion, art, interior design and product design who are working towards developing design solutions to environmental problems. This issue will be guest edited by Zhanel Mussakhanova.

CFP Animals in the American Popular Imagination | Virtual conference (updated)

updated: 
Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 5:20am
PopMeC and AACCP
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 24, 2022

Animals in the American Popular Imagination

Virtual conference 12-16 September 2022

Currently confirmed keynotes: Brett Mills, Christy Tidwell. Thematic roundtables on cryptozoology (moderated by Margo DeMello), animals in games and digital spaces, more TBA.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Flannery O'Connor Allied Session at South Central Modern Language Association

updated: 
Friday, April 1, 2022 - 11:11am
Flannery O'Connor Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

 

The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks abstracts for our virtual Allied Session at the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference. More information regarding the conference can be found here.

This year, we are particularly interested in projects that intersect with SCMLA's theme of movements, described below:

Science and Culture: Medicine, Ecology, Technology, and Human Expression

updated: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 1:33pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Papers are sought from any period, any cultural form/genre, and from any critical perspective that investigate the way that science and culture have influenced, informed, and challenged one another, either within society more broadly or even within higher education. Projects from the medical humanities, environmental humanities, and/or digital humanities are relevant to this panel, as are other interdisciplinary fields at the intersections of science and the humanities. We are looking for papers that consider science and culture as lived human experiences, rather than speculative science fiction per se.

MLA Options for Teaching Series: Science Writing

updated: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:23am
MLA Options for Teaching Series: Science Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

As fans of the genre can attest, popular science writing belies the notion of “science” and “literature” as separate domains.  Bestselling science writers borrow freely from the techniques of fiction writers to craft compelling narratives, memorable examples, and evocative re-presentations of technical information.  Of course, scholars have long recognized the literariness of science writing: as pioneering work by Gillian Beer, George Levine, Devin Griffiths, Donna Haraway, and others attests, it is difficult to overestimate the historical traffic between science and literature.  Since the early modern era (if not earlier), writers and scientists have routinely traded metaphors, images, and conceptual frameworks.

ASLE Panel at Midwest MLA

updated: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:23am
MMLA / ASLE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Minneapolis, MN November 16th-21st.  Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.

In response to the MMLA 2022 theme “Post-Now” this panel seeks papers that deal with environmental futures.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Naturing Cultures/ Culturing Natures: Humans and the Environment in Cultural Practices

updated: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:23am
Department of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Comparative Studies, Institute of Literary Studies, Nicolaus Copernicus University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The word is made flesh in mortal naturecultures (Donna Haraway, 2003)

The climate crisis is also a crisis of culture, and thus of the imagination (Amitav Ghosh, 2016)

CfP Victorian Contagion - Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 7:02pm
Victorian Network
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Call for papers: Victorian Contagion

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our fifteenth issue (2022) will be on the theme of “Victorian Contagion” and will be guest edited by Kari Nixon (Whitworth University).

Animals of a Different Color: Animals and Race in Literature and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 2:07pm
MMLA 2022 - Animals in Literature and Film
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 15

 

Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)

Midwest Modern Languages Association

November 17–20, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN

 

“Animals of a Different Color: Animals and Race in Literature and Film”

 

This year’s “Animals in Literature and Film” panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association’s annual meeting (November 17–20, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Post-Now,” specifically how works of literature or film use animals as a vehicle for engaging with, responding to, and/or implicating racial/racist discourses.

 

(Deadline Extended) The “Safe Animal” Sensibility - A MLA 2023 Roundtable

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Yea Jung Park and Jiwon Rim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This roundtable panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” Safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.

Climate in Crisis (Activism, Apathy, and Responsibility: Social Responses to and Social Causes of the Current Climate Crisis)

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:42pm
Humber College Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Climate in Crisis

Activism, Apathy, and Responsibility: Social Responses to and Social Causes of the Current Climate Crisis

 

Abstract Submission:https://humber.ca/tifa/call-proposals

Contact: tifa@humber.ca

Submission Deadline: June 5, 2022

Conference Date: September 23 and 24, 2022

Location: This year’s conference will be virtual. A small conference fee will be charged to help offset production costs.

MLA 2023 Roundtable: The “Safe Animal” Sensibility

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 3:10am
Yea Jung Park and Jiwon Rim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This roundtable panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” Safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.

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