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Language in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:47pm
Kaunas University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities at Kaunas University of Technology together with the Lithuanian Museum of Education are organizing a scientific research conference that is aimed to discuss various aspects and issues about the rapid development of language industry and possibilities of artificial intelligence application that change the turn of scientific research, methodological approaches and, at the same time, increase the access of the society to information in native and foreign languages. 

Health In/Of African Literatures

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:47pm
African Literature/ Midwest MLA--Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 26, 2024

The Permanent Section for African Literature of the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) requests abstracts for this year’s conference which will be in-person in Chicago, Illinois.

Transnational Circuits of Asian Religio-Philosophy: Reception and Racialization in the US (Journal of Transnational American Studies Special Forum)

updated: 
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 1:14pm
Journal of Transnational American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

This special forum links processes of Asian American racialization with the reception and circulation of Asian religio-philosophy in the US. In doing so, this forum builds on the foundation laid by a previous special forum titled Redefining the American in Asian American Studies, published in JTAS in 2012.

MMLA 2024 - American Literature pre 1870 - Permanent Panel

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

As historian Kim E. Nielson argues in A Disability History of the United States, the health of the body became metaphorically linked to the health of the nation in the early national period. The nationalist rhetoric of the healthy body politic led to the marginalization of individuals seen as occupying “deficient” or dependent bodies.  This panel seeks to explore this dynamic from the perspective of those excluded by this rhetoric. Papers focused on artists, writers, and other art producers who experienced disability during the era are welcome. How did these figures respond to the nationalist mythos, and how did they envision themselves with respect to the body politic?

MLA 2025 - Apertures of Access: Neoliberal Grammars of White Supremacy

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Diana Molina & Sophie Ziner
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

This panel interrogates the formal and aesthetic evasions of Black texts and authors in response to the overt and obfuscated grammars of white supremacy. We welcome 250-word abstracts that explore the ways that Black writers enable or restrict the visibility of white supremacist and/or neoliberal grammars of language and grammars of living. Hidden in the etymology of the word grammar is “glamour,” suggesting the enchantment of an optical illusion. And yet, grammar is the architecture that unconsciously structures language and thought, creating the very conventions and norms that dictate how the world should be.

Call for Papers: Theatre in Iranian Society

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Istanbul University Press/ Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Call for Papers

Special Issue for December 2024 (Issue 39)

“Theatre in Iranian Society”

Guest Editor: Fatima Parchekani, Kharazmi University

Deadline for article submission: 30 June 2024

 

Race & Ethnicity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:47pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) 2024 Hybrid Conference

 

Call for Papers: Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture
Current Chair: Indya Jackson, Ramapo College of New Jersey, ijackso2@ramapo.edu

Dates: Thursday, October 3, 2024 - Saturday, October 5, 2024. 

Location: Nichols College in Dudley, MA and Online*

 

MMLA - African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:04pm
MMLA - Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024

Call for Papers: MMLA – African American Literature Permanent Section 

Please Note: MMLA 2024 will be fully in person. No virtual or hybrid panels will be scheduled.

14-16 November 2024

Hilton Chicago

720 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

 

“Roe v. Wade to La marea verde in Speculative Fiction” (NWSA, Nov 14-17, 2024, Detroit MI)

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 4:58pm
2024 National Women's Studies Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

We invite abstracts for a proposed panel session for the upcoming National Women’s Studies Annual Conference, taking place in Detroit, MI, November 14-17, 2024. Following the theme, “The Journey Not Only the Arrival, Critical Connections Not Only Critical Mass: (Re)Thinking Feminist Movements,” we solicit submissions that consider the critical connections between reproductive justice movements in the Americas, with a specific focus on how these movements are represented in the ever-fruitful field of speculative fiction.

 

Roe v. Wade to La marea verde: Reproductive Legislation and Activism in Speculative Fiction

Dismantling FX's Atlanta: BOOK

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 2:58pm
Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

The intention of this book is to connect scholars, readers, and fans of FX’s Atlanta from inside and outside of academia. Between 2016 and 2023, Atlanta was a zeitgeist that inspired think pieces and water cooler conversations. As one example of its complexity, Atlanta often features re-imagined but true local news events that were so outrageous that audiences unaware of the original stories assumed they were fiction. We hope our book project bridges the gap between “everybody already knows this” to “why or how do we know this”? Or even more, “why don’t you know this?” There is a cultural knowledge about Atlanta that sings in the FX show – from lemon-pepper-wet wings to the parking madness of Atlantic Station –  that screams IYKYK.

Making Visible: Conrad, Poland, and World Literature

updated: 
Monday, March 18, 2024 - 4:28pm
Joseph Conrad Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024

Making Visible: Conrad, Poland, and World Literature

Special Session MLA25 New Orleans

The New Negro at 100 Years (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:52pm
MLA African American Literature Forum / College Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

The African American Literature Forum and the College Language Association, collaboratively, invite papers for a panel at MLA 2025 (January 9-12 in New Orleans, LA).

 

We invite scholars to submit 250-word abstracts that reflect on the lasting significance of The New Negro: An Interpretation, in recognition of the centennial anniversary of its 1925 publication.

 

Please submit abstracts and brief (250-word) speaker biographies to McKinley E. Melton (mmelton@gettysburg.edu) by Friday, March 22nd for consideration.

 

Visons and Revisions of National Identity [MLA 2025]

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:47pm
Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

Visions and Revisions of National Identity

The Langston Hughes Society at MLA 2025

New Orleans, Louisiana

January 9-12, 2025

Unmasking America: Comparative American Studies Special Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:39pm
Rachael McLennan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

During the Covid-19 pandemic, responses to the injunction to ‘wear a mask’ reflected tensions over attitudes towards individual freedoms, or lack of, in American culture. For some, masks limited the spread of the virus. They protected the individual and (or over?) others. For some, masks were ineffective medically, and / or an intolerable intrusion into individual rights. Wearing a mask might signify that an individual took the virus seriously and heeded the state (via medical advice, scientific expertise and laws); refusing to wear one might indicate the opposite. Paradoxically, but no less powerfully, for some mask wearing itself presented unexpected freedoms; from the pressure to engage in social norms, to smile for strangers.

MLA 2025: “Black Femme Visible Literatures and Histories—Traditions, Lineages, Traces, & Roots”

updated: 
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 12:41pm
Courtney Murray
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Deborah E. McDowell’s 1993 essay, “In the First Place: Making Frederick Douglass and the Afro-American Narrative Tradition,” issues a call to “start putting an end to beginnings even those that would put woman in the first place” or a “reformulation or refocusing of genealogy as a concept of analysis” (56-7). This roundtable seeks papers that complicate how and in which ways we make visible the roots, sites, and lineages of Black women’s literary and historical production from the eighteenth century forward. Papers can interrogate visibility as a practice or theory of recovery, recentering, and resituating that we also must remain critical of even when establishing “firsts” or origins of Black women’s historical and literary traditions.

MLA 2025: Geographies of the Precarious In-Between: Navigating Spaces of Young Adulthood and the Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:05pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Giselle Anatol, in her articulation of the postcolonial Gothic in young people’s fiction, considers the ways in which familiar living spaces become unfamiliar, and how this “represents both the epitome and the deformation—a haunting, in essence—oftraditional notions of home, a place that is supposed to provide safety, security, contentment, and happiness ("Brown Girl Dreaming: A Ghost Story in the Postcolonial Gothic Tradition"411).

Literature and Identities in Portuguese

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 12:01pm
XII Montevideana Conference: Literature and Identities in Portuguese
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

XII Montevideana Conference: Literature and Identities in Portuguese

Montevideo, Uruguay, June 26-28, 2024

The Dpt. of Modern Literatures of the Universidad de la República announces its 12th international conference on literary and cultural relations across languages and hemispheres. 

**EXTENDED DEADLINE** 27th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Grad Student Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 12:01pm
Southern Writers/Southern Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

**EXTENDED DEADLINE MARCH 15th**

 

The 27th Southern Writers/Southern WritingGraduate Student Conference 

University of Mississippi

July 26th-27th, 2024

Call for Submissions

“Southern” Legacies in the 21st Century

 

The Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SW/SW) is an interdisciplinary conference, welcoming graduate students, creative writers, activists, and community members with interest in the U.S. or Global South from all departments and fields of study. The 27th edition of SW/SW will be held at the University of Mississippi from July 26th-27th, 2024.

 

Unruly Archives: Women Writing South Asian Literary Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 11:51am
Modern Languages Association Convention (MLA'25 New Orleans)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Thinking about South A archival practices and women’s fiction, this panel invites papers on SA women’s fictional narratives questioning whose experiences can be preserved, exhibited, remembered in the public spaces (curations, exhibitions, museums). 300-word abstracts.

Call for Paper for MLA 2025 (non-guaranteed session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:13am
Shakeema Funchess
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

 

Title: African Language, Literature, and Culture Since 1990: Exploring the Dynamic Role of AAVE

 

Abstract:

MLA 2025: Language Change & the Rise of Populism

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 8:51am
LSL Language Change Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The MLA Language Change Forum is seeking papers that analyze any aspect of discourse and/or language change related to the rise of populism from any field or methodological approach, whether in the U.S. context or beyond. Please submit a 300-word abstract for consideration. 


 Conference Title: Modern Languages Association Annual Conference

Conference Dates: January 9-12, 2025

Conference Location: New Orleans, LA

Contact Information: Laura Francis, Cornell U (lrf62@cornell.edu)

Plants Beyond Borders

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
Alicia Carroll and Courtney Ryan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

CFP: Plants Beyond Borders

 Although they are the most abundant life form on earth, plants have received scant attention from ecocritics until recently. As allies in the rethinking of human exceptionalism and the limits of human conceptions of nation, race, sexuality, disability, and invasion, plants challenge us to reimagine our philosophical and material relationship to the beings which enable each breath we take.  

CFP Journal of Chinese Cinemas Special Issue - Hidden Luminaries: Obscure Actresses and Women Filmmakers in Chinese Film History

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
David John Boyd (University of Glasgow)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

Call for Papers for Journal of Chinese Cinemas Special Issue

Hidden Luminaries: Obscure Actresses and Women Filmmakers in Chinese Film History

Guest Editors: David John Boyd (University of Glasgow) and Jessica Siu-yin Yeung (Lingnan University)

Associate Editor: Yiman Wang (University of California, Santa Cruz)

This issue will contribute to the field of Chinese women’s cinema, with studies on individual actresses and women filmmakers who have either faded from cultural or institutional memory, or who are significant in their own region but are under-studied in Anglophone scholarship.

African American Literature (Regular Session), SCMLA, New Orleans

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:53pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The regular session on African American Literature invites proposals for the 2024 in-person conference of the South Central Modern Language Association, in New Orlean, LA, from Sep. 19-21 (https://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/).

We welcome proposals related to any period or aspect of African American literature.

For consideration, please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and a brief bio to mchooper@pvamu.edu by March 15, 2024.

Indigenous ARTivism in Latin America

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:52pm
Nicole Bonino / University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

If you are working on the artistic representation of the socio-cultural and political legacy of land dispossession and invisibility within the theoretical framework of postcolonial studies, send a 250-word abstract to this panel. All kinds of activist artworks are welcome: films, motion pictures, docuseries, plastic, textile, performance, music, paintings, literature, etc. Papers can be in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Timeframe: 19th-21st century. Submit your abstract through the MLA CFP section at: https://mla.confex.com/mla/2025/webprogrampreliminary/Paper26535.html

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2024

Race and Yoga - 8.1 Open Issue (2024) CFP

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:26pm
Race and Yoga
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Race and Yoga Journal 8.1 (2024) - OPEN ISSUE

 

The Race and Yoga editorial board is currently seeking articles, personal narratives, interviews, book reviews, and creative works for the eight issue of the journal, to be published by December 31, 2024. Race and Yoga is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and international academic journal committed to critical examinations of the history, politics, and practice of yoga. For this issue, the editorial board is particularly interested in submissions that contend with relationships between yoga and contemporary crises.

 

Possible topics may include yoga in relationship to:

 

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