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Seeing the Unseen, Unseeing the Seen

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 8:43am
Association of Adaptation Studies/South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

“Seen and Unseen,” the theme of SAMLA 96, which will meet from 15 through 17 November in Jacksonville, Florida, focuses on the tasks of discovering, uncovering, and recovering material that may have escaped earlier notice. The study of adaptation sharpens this duality further. Cinematic and theatrical adaptations famously present visuals that audiences for literary texts have previously had to visualize for themselves. Adaptations that censor the texts they adapt seek to replace old ways of seeing with new by concealing matters they think better unseen. Reparative adaptations seek to heal cultural traumas by shining new light on old assumptions about power and status.

Deadline Extended 22 April: In Search of Lost Futures: Visual Media Narratives of Economic Migration in the Mediterranean

updated: 
Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 7:28am
Jacopo Francesco Mascoli & Silvia Vari
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2024

‘In Search of Lost Futures: Visual Media Narratives of Economic Migration in the Mediterranean’ 

 

19-20 September 2024 

The University of Warwick 

 

Keynote Speakers 

Dr. Kay Dickinson (University of Glasgow) 

Dr. Barbara Spadaro (University of Liverpool) 

 

Fantastical Souths

updated: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:25am
Cameron Winter
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 12, 2024

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the Fantastical Ecologies of the South for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s annual conference from November 15-17, 2024 in Jacksonville, FL. 

CALL FOR EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS AND REVIEWERS

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 11:45am
INTERSECTIONS: A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies (ISSN: 2583 1542)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

We, at Intersections, are looking forward to extending our team. Intersections: A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies (ISSN: 2583-1542)is an interdisciplinary academic journal that encourages new research in literature and cultural studies. Published by the Department of English, Kidderpore College, it offers an interactive forum for critical discourses.

While the journal already has a distinguished editorial team, and an experienced body of reviewers, Intersections is looking for more editors and reviewers to propel the journal towards greater excellence.

 

Editor

Welty and Children

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:50pm
Katherine Henninger/ Eudora Welty Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Eudora Welty Review

Special Topic: “Welty and Children”

Submission deadline: September 1, 2024

 

Apocalyptic Thinking in the Anthropocene (Journal)

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:50pm
Apocalyptica / Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Papers Apocalyptica

 

Apocalyptica is an international, interdisciplinary, open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University.

Editors: Robert Folger, Felicitas Loest, and Jenny Stümer

Article length: 8,000-9,000 words

Deadline: Year-round – 1 September 2024 (for our next issue)

Contact: publications@capas.uni-heidelberg.de

Connections in the (Post-)Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:49pm
MLCS Annual Graduate Student Confreence, University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2024

In the Anthropocene era, the pace of human development outpaces that of natural evolution, disrupting ecological balance and transforming humans into a potent geological force. Frequently, humans reduce the complexity of other life forms or natural entities on the planet, treating them as mere kinds of resources or energy used by humans without adequate consideration for the future. This perceived human superiority creates a dichotomy between humans and non-humans, further influencing knowledge production dynamics. However, the boundaries between nature and culture have been blurred because of the advancement in science and technology, and nature is not something out there, as a negligible externality. 

 

Extension of deadline: The Representation of Famines in Indian Literatures

updated: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024 - 10:29am
ROUTLEDGE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2024

The Representation of Famines in Indian literatures

deadline for submissions: 

April 05, 2024

full name / name of organization: 

Shubhanku Kochar (Ph.D.) and Shehnaz Kabir (Ph.D. Fellow)

contact email: 

shubhankukochar@outlook.com

The Representation of Famines in Indian literatures

 

The Proposed work will be submitted to Routledge under its ongoing series “South Asian Literature in Focus”

 

Call for contributions - essays on literature and ecology

updated: 
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 2:52am
MELOW: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Papers (3500-5000 words, following the latest MLA guidelines) are invited on the following broad themes:

MSA 2024 (Chicago, November 7-10, 2024) | In motion: Spectacles of liveliness in modernist cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 2:26pm
Emma Ridder and Brenda Wang, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

Taking up Jennifer Fay’s call to apprehend film as a “technology of the Anthropocene,” this panel investigates how modernists took advantage of film’s ability to capture motion to envision and to reimagine the limits of life, broadly defined. We invite papers that explore how early twentieth-century film experimented with cinematic form to depict movement and vitality as a phenomenon located beyond or in distinction to the human.

John Steinbeck Panel at the Western Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:57pm
International Steinbeck Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2024

Call for Papers: Panel on John Steinbeck Scholarship

The International Steinbeck Society is pleased to announce a call for papers for a panel dedicated to scholarship on John Steinbeck at the 2024 Western Lit Association Conference, which will take place from October 2-4 in Tucson, AZ. We invite scholars and enthusiasts of Steinbeck's works to submit proposals for papers that will approach Steinbeck from a variety of literary lenses.

This panel seeks to engage with diverse perspectives on John Steinbeck's writings. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following themes:

Care in the Environmental Humanities

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:56pm
Dr. Alice Hall (University of York), Dr. Thomas Houlton (University of York)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

'Care in the Environmental Humanities'

A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787)

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2024 

Website: https://www.mdpi.com/si/194481

 

Cormac McCarthy Studies

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:51pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Call for Papers

Cormac McCarthy Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

2024 SWPACA Summer Salon

 

June 20-22, 2024

Virtual Conference

https://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on March 25, 2024

Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2024

 

"Medicated" Nature, Poisoned Nature: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. and Nineteenth-Century American Medicine

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:48pm
Joe Hansen/Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

In the preface to the second edition of Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. refers to his work as a “medicated” novel. He also claims to have written his “medicated” work to provide a meditation on the doctrine of “original sin,” wondering whether the eponymous character is morally responsible for her amoral nature. With a background in the medical field, however, Holmes approaches the concept of morality and amorality from a purely physical point of view, forcing his readers to confront both the fact of the impressionable nature of the human body as well as the potential long-term effects on human psychology of disability induced by bodily trauma.

MLA 2025 Guaranteed Session: Making Climate Change Issues Visible in East European Culture, Media and Politics

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:05pm
Romanian Studies Association of America/MLA 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Making Climate Change Issues Visible in East European Culture, Media and Politics

Responses to climate change, ecosystem destruction, deforestation, pollution, urban and rural ecological movements and environmental policies in ROmanian and Eastern Europe. 

- literature

- film

-popular culture

- social media

Submit 250 word proposal to opopescusa@usi.edu

UW Madison South Asia Conference 2024: "Multispecies South Asia" Panel

updated: 
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
Sreyashi Ray, University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Multispecies South Asia

A wide range of other-than-human subjects—animals, plants, microbes, among others—animate contemporary South Asian lived experiences. Relationships formed across species boundaries— whether brief or long-lasting, utilitarian or altruistic— are imbricated in  the intersectional operations of race, caste, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and indigeneity. From quotidian instances of touching, witnessing, and other forms of interacting with other-than-human subjects to exceptional, contextually specific use of them to bolster anthropocentric concerns, the ubiquity of multispecies coexistence is uncontested. 

Environmental Futures – Advancing Mutual Human-Nature Relationship — World Futures Review Special Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 1:03pm
Dr. Manjana Milkoreit, University of Oslo; Prof. Bethany Wiggin, University of Pennsylvania Allie E.S. Wist, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ludwig Weh, Fraunhofer IMW; Dr. Kasper Kok, Wageningen University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

World Futures Review – Special Issue

Title: Environmental Futures – Advancing Images of Mutual Human-Nature Relationships

 

Guest Editors:

Ludwig Weh

Fraunhofer IMW Center for International Management and Knowledge Economics

ludwig.weh@imw.fraunhofer.de

 

Allie E.S. Wist

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute & New York University

wista@rpi.edu

 

Dr. Kasper Kok

Wageningen University

 

Dr. Manjana Milkoreit

University of Oslo

 

Prof. Bethany Wiggin

[deadline extended] Lawrence & Ecology: Virtual Graduate Conference in Lawrence Studies (May 18, 2024)

updated: 
Monday, March 18, 2024 - 3:42pm
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

The D.H. Lawrence Society of North America is pleased to share the CFP for the next Virtual Graduate Conference in D.H. Lawrence Studies. It is scheduled for Saturday, 18 May 2024 and will take place over Zoom. The theme for the event is “Lawrence & Ecology.” Please circulate the poster (attached) and the information below widely. 

Call for Papers: Race and Data Symposium, 4/18/24 (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 7:03pm
Translational Data Analytics Institute, The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

One Day symposium 

April 18, 2024

10am - 5pm

 

Deadline: March 20, 2024

Venue: 320 Pomerene Hall, Ohio State University

Supported by: Translational Data Analytics Institute, OSU

 

Community Dynamics: Urban Spaces, Rural Places, and the In-Between

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:48pm
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 31, 2025

Ex-position Feature Topic Call for Papers

Community Dynamics: Urban Spaces, Rural Places, and the In-Between

Guest Editors: Carolyn F. Scott, National Cheng Kung University

Laurent Cases, National Taiwan University

Edward Eugene Nolan, National Taiwan University

 

Publication Date: December 2025 (Issue No. 54)

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2025

 

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Water in Legend and Tradition

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:47pm
Folklore Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 7, 2024

Don’t be a wet blanket, come to our two-day conference on Water in Legend and Tradition, to be held on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September as the eighteenth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society, in the medieval grandeur of St Peter’s by the Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich IP4 1BF. Whether you’re into holy wells or woe waters, hauntings or hydromancy, we’d like to hear from you. Contributions are welcome on eerie ponds, inland mermaids, canal culture, early spas, baptismal customs, lake monsters, and the lore of fords, falls, fountains, floods and fishpools. Anyone can join us – folklorists, healers, hydrologists, bargees, dowsers and storytellers.

Graduate Student Conference, “Porosity”

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:46pm
Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Graduate Student Conference, “Porosity”

Oct. 25-26th, 2024

Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 

Keynote Addresses

Dr. Jinying Li, Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University

Dr. Reginald Jackson, Associate Professor of Premodern Japanese Literature and Performance at the University of Michigan

 

Call for Papers: Porosity

Science and Technology Area

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:45pm
North Atlantic Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

This area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association encourages paper submissions that explore the relation of science and technology to popular culture and American culture, with science and technology broadly defined. We are particularly interested in putting science, technology, culture, and the humanities in conversation with one another. How are science and technology represented in popular culture? How do we use popular culture to understand science and technology? And how do we use science and technology to understand narratives, art, and culture?

Planetary Fiction: African Literature and Climate Change

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 2:27pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2025

Special Issue Call for Papers

Planetary Fiction: African Literature and Climate Change

Guest Editors: Nedine Moonsamy (Johannesburg) and David Shackleton (Cardiff)

Deadline for Submissions: 1 February 2025

MLA 2025 — Ecology without Nostalgia: Form and Futurity

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:13pm
Sarah-Nelle Jackson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

Following methodological interventions in ecocriticism's nostalgic appeals to "nature," this session invites formal analyses and other close readings of texts that gesture toward, illuminate, or articulate liberatory socio-environmental futures. Any period, genre, language.

Please send 250-word abstracts to Sarah-Nelle Jackson, sarah-nelle.jackson@ubc.ca, by March 22, 2024. Graduate students and early-career scholars are encouraged to apply.

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