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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.

Crime Fiction and Ecology (Updated - Additional Chapters Needed)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 2:02pm
Dr Nathan Ashman/ University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

This is a final call for chapter proposals for The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction and Ecology. We are seeking 5-6 additional chapters, with particular interest in the following topics/research areas:

  • Petrofictions
  • Environmental Thrillers
  • The Global South
  • Truth/Post-Truth
  • Australian Crime Fiction
  • Energy Conflict

Please email abstracts of no more than 400 words along with a short biographical statement to Nathan Ashman (n.ashman@uea.ac.uk) by 30th June 2022. Essays will be commissioned shortly after for delivery by December 1st, 2022.

The collection is slated for release in Summer 2023

Crones, Crime, and the Gothic Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 2:01pm
Falmouth University, 10-11 June, 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Older women have traditionally been portrayed negatively in folklore, fairy tales, literature and film, for example. Images of witches, evil stepmothers, shrivelled, bitter 'spinsters', and vindictive, bullying women abusing positions of power are rife in Western culture. Yet, perhaps things are changing. A new emphasis on the need to discuss and understand the menopause seems to be at the heart of this. This conference examines historical representations of the 'crone' in relation to crime and Gothic narratives. But it also looks ahead and globally to examine other types of discourses and representations.

CFP: Passages of Water and Labor Cultures of the Coastal South and the Caribbean

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 10:54am
MLA 2023 LLC Southern US Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

In Edwidge Danticat’s short story “Without Inspection,” an undocumented Haitian immigrant, Arnold, dies from unsafe working conditions at a construction site in south Florida. In the news coverage about the event, the construction company and developer release a statement in which he is referred to as Ernesto Fernandez, probably from the false documents Arnold offered to be hired. Danticat’s story illustrates the blending of Caribbean cultures in the U.S. South through worksites and migration processes, centering labor and labor conditions in immigrant and refugee life.

Latin American Cities Throughout History

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:27pm
Virtual Round Table
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Following the success of our Virtual Round Table on Latin American Cities (UNED), we are now finalizing the details of a series of talks on the historical development of Latin American cities. Our goal is to publish a collective volume, including at least some of the presentations / essays in this Round Table. Several publishing houses have shown interest in the project.

For the time being, we are only looking for 3 or 4 presentations (standard academic format) that cover any aspect of any Latin American city throughout history, from pre-Columbian times to the present day.

ESPAÑOL / ENGLISH

Creaturely Fear: Animality and Horror Cinema

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 12:55pm
Peter Sands, Mo O'Neill, Samantha Hind (Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 27, 2022

Call for Papers

Creaturely Fear: Animality and Horror Cinema
Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre (ShARC), 21–22 July 2022 (Online)

Keynote speaker: Dr Christy Tidwell, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Environmental Justice Epistemologies (MLA 2023, TC Science and Literature Forum guaranteed session)

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 4:34pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

Environmental justice illuminates various crises of knowing: overreliance on universalizing western scientific epistemologies; suppression of marginalized (including Indigenous/Black/Asian/Latinx/feminist/queer/crip) epistemologies; uncertainty, skepticism, doubt.

Please send 250-word proposals on the making/unmaking of knowledge in relation to environmental justice, broadly conceived, as well as a CV and/or brief bio, by midnight Pacific on March 20, 2022.

EH : DH

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 4:15pm
MLA TC Digital Humanities Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 24, 2022

Sponsored by the MLA's Digital Humanities forum, this guaranteed panel invites papers that merge frameworks drawn from the environmental and the digital humanities. Of special interest are papers addressing the global impact of computing technologies and attendant issues of environmental justice.

Please send abstracts up to 300 words, along with a brief professional bio to:

Avery Slater (avery.slater@utoronto.ca)

For information on the 2023 MLA convention (Jan 5 - Jan 8, in San Francisco), see

https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2023

Southwest Humanities Graduate Student Symposium

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:30pm
Arizona State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

What: CFP for ASU Graduate Student Southwest Humanities Symposium 

When: April 9 & 10, 2022

Where: Zoom (this is a virtual conference)

 

Animal(ity) in Southern Literature (In-Person Panel)

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:29pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

This traditional session welcomes submissions on any representation of nonhuman animals or animality in southern literature from the last century. With the development of posthumanism and human-animal studies over the last few decades, nonhuman animals in literature invite readers to no longer consider them as only symbols of human experience, but instead as literary agents of cultural change for both human and nonhuman worlds. Particularly, this panel seeks to explore how those nonhuman animals are active in southern literature. Panelists may be interested in examining nonhuman animals or animality in a single southern text, a southern author’s oeuvre, or an entire southern genre.

The Ecology of the Community College Classroom

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 12:55pm
MLA HEP Community College Executive Committee Forum Session
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 21, 2022

We are currently looking for presenters for the MLA 2023 HEP Community Colleges Executive Committee Forum. This is a guaranteed session set for the convention in San Francisco, on January 5-8, 2023. If you are interested, please see the detailed call description below and the shortened call posted on the MLA site below it.

CFP for MLA 2023: The Ecology of the Community College Classroom

EXTENDED: REVEALING POSTHUMAN ENCOUNTERS IN PERFORMANCE

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 9:47am
Stefano Boselli and Sarah Lucie
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

EXTENDED: Call for Chapter Proposals

REVEALING POSTHUMAN ENCOUNTERS IN PERFORMANCE

Edited by Stefano Boselli and Sarah Lucie

to be published by Routledge

Extended Deadline for abstract proposals: April 15, 2022

Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance is an intervention to reframe current theatre studies methodologies to attend to the broader spectrum of non-human actors and the crucial ways they exert agency in the theatre event. 

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

updated: 
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.

Women’s Narratives of Frontier/Early New Mexico: 2022 Western Literature Association Conference Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:53pm
Western Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Call for Papers: Women’s Narratives of Frontier/Early New Mexico: 2022 Western Literature Association Conference Panel

 

Deadline for submissions: 

December May 15, 2022

 

Full name / name of organization: 

Western Literature Association Conference 2022

 

Contact email: 

jmayo@jscc.edu

 

Conference Theme: Palimpsests and Western Literatures: The Layered Spaces of History, Imagination, and the Future

Public Humanities and Agents of Change in Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:49pm
AATSP at MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

The AATSP’s guaranteed session at the MLA Convention in January 2023 will explore the creative ways in which Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies address complex social issues through public humanities scholarship and practice, all while providing relevant and significant opportunities for students.

Wharton and Ecology

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:48pm
_Edith Wharton Review_
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

 

Wharton and Ecology

Special Issue of the Edith Wharton Review

Call for Papers

 

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

updated: 
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

Mediating Scale

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 3:21pm
Institute of Communication Studies, Université Catholique de Lille
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 3, 2022

CFP Mediating Scale – Conference June 2022

 

Online conference: Mediating Scale, 16-18th June 2022

Extended abstracts deadline: Sunday April 3rd 2022

Conference website: www.mediatingscale.com 

 

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Prof Benjamin Bratton (University of California, San Diego)

Dr Joshua DiCaglio (Texas A&M University)

Dr Zachary Horton (University of Pittsburgh)

Dr Bogna Konior (NYU Shanghai)

Dr Thomas Moynihan (University of Oxford)

Laura Tripaldi (University of Milano-Bicocca)

 

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

updated: 
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.

Goodbye, "Mutti!": Reflecting on the 16 years of legacy of Kanzlerin Merkel

updated: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 4:28pm
Graduate Association of Germanic Language Students - UT Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 12, 2022

Goodbye, "Mutti!"

Reflecting on the 16 years of legacy of Kanzlerin Merkel

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Nicole G. Burgoyne

University of Chicago

Friday, April 1st, 2022

The University of Texas at Austin

The Graduate Association of Germanic Language Students would like to invite our fellow graduate students to join us for our ninth biennial Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Germanic Studies.

Fantastic Geographies

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 1:35pm
TU Dortmund University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 13, 2022

Fantastic Geographies

13th Annual Conference of the Association for Research in the Fantastic

(Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung)

TU Dortmund University (Dortmund, Germany)

22-24 September 2022

 

Deadline Extended for Watersheds: ASLE 2022 Symposium

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:53am
ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 7, 2022

We have an updated deadline, submission portal, and confirmed keynote speakers for this call:

Watersheds
2022 ASLE Symposium
June 24-26, 2022
University of Delaware

Updated submission deadline: March 7, 2022

Submission Link

Call for Proposals

MLA 2023: Gardening in Black literature

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:50am
Dorottya Mozes
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

Call for panel for the MLA Convention in San Francisco (2023, January 5-9) Gardening in Black literature

This panel explores figurations of the plot, the garden, and gardening in Black literature, examining the otherwise relationalities and possibilities cultivated by this cultural, geographic, and environmental practice. 

Please send a 200-word abstract and brief CV to Dorottya Mozes at dorottya.mozes@gmail.com by March 20. 

 

 

 

PANDEMIC!: COVID-19 and Literary Studies

updated: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 4:28pm
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Call for papers for Special Issue of English Language Notes

Pandemic!:  COVID-19 and Literary Studies

61.1 (April 2023)

Jason Gladstone, Nan Goodman, Karim Mattar, co-editors

University of Colorado Boulder

 

 

Book Series: POSTHUMANITIES AND CITIZENSHIP FUTURES

updated: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 1:16pm
Rowman & Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2025

POSTHUMANITIES AND CITIZENSHIP
FUTURES
Series edited by
Peggy Karpouzou and Nikoleta Zampaki

Pages