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CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2024

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:18pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2024

March 21-23, 2024 | Atlanta, Georgia

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 54th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

 

The general conference theme is “transformations,” so we are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to our theme of confluence in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.

Latinx Literature (CEA 3/21-23/2024)

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:09pm
Joseph M. Viera / College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

Call for Papers, CEA 2024: Atlanta

53rd Annual Conference | March 21–23, 2024

Westin Buckhead Atlanta

 

JOIN CEA IN ATLANTA!

TRANSFORMATIONS

 

ABSTRACTS DUE: NOVEMBER 1, 2023

 

Papers on Latinx Literature are especially welcome on our conference

theme of “Transformations,” although papers on other concepts are also

welcome. Topic suggestions include migration, exile, resident statuses,

memory, history, borderlands, and identities, among others.

Between the New Negro and Black Arts Movements [NeMLA, Boston, 3/7-10/2024]

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:08pm
Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Between the New Negro and Black Arts Movements

Langston Hughes's long career spanned these two movements, with his first collection, The Weary Blues, appearing in 1926, and his final collection, The Panther and the Lash, appearing two months after his death in 1967. The Langston Hughes Society invites papers related to the decades between the New Negro and Black Arts Movements, or to artists who are not typically associated with those movements.

Cached in the Hills: Critical Essays on Ozarks Literature (new proposal deadline: 10/15/23) (Seeking additional chapters)

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2023 - 8:07pm
John J. Han & C. Clark Triplett / Missouri Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023
  • New deadline for proposal submissions (250 words): October 15, 2023
  • New deadline for completed essays (15-20 pages double spaced): January 15, 2024

The editors have accepted ten chapters and would like to add 5-7 more.  Possible topics might include but are not limited to:

Dewdrops on Embers: Deconstructing the Chequered Tropes of Existential Agonies in the Contemporary Arab American Poetry

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 10:19am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Greetings!
It gives me great pleasure to announce my proposed CFP for the upcoming ACLA American Comparative Literature Association conference to be held from 14th - 17th March 2024. Interested presenters may send in their papers latest by 30th September 2023 by visiting the ACLA webpage
https://www.acla.org/annual-meeting/seminars/paper-add

The Call for Papers for proposed seminar:-

Dewdrops on Embers : Deconstructing the Chequered Tropes of Existential Agonies in Contemporary Arab American Poetry “

..Now we walk out into the tunnel of days And a million memories rustle..”
- Lisa Suhair Majaj, Geographies of Light

Mentoring for Scholars of Color - Roundtable for NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention will be held in Boston March 7-10 2024.

We are soliciting papers for our roundtable, entitled "Mentoring Scholars of Color." The roundtable was very popular at last year's session, and we want to resume conversations about best practices for mentoring diverse scholars today. The goal is to create a safe space for scholars of color to meet and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the area of mentorship among scholars of color.

Book Burning/Book Banning - Roundtable for NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention will be held in Boston March 7-10 2024.

"The people in those books never lived!" It's an ironic observation from Captain Beatty, which he uses to justify the burning of books in Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel turned seventy years old in 2023, yet many of the thematic elements persist today. While books are not being burned (at least not yet), book banning has certainly surged over the past few years. Indeed, the heated political climate in the United States has called for many books to be pulled from K-12 curricula, books that are oftentimes by and about people of color and LGBTQ+ folks. 

Storytelling, Identity Formation, and Resistance in North American Indigenous Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:29pm
Kamelia Talebian Sedehi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Through stories, knowledge and culture within and between communities is passed from generation to generation. Oral narratives were used and are still used to share rituals, customs, and traditions of a community. The truths within Indigenous communities are reflected and grounded within their stories and Elders play a key role in passing knowledge. They “mentor and provide support and have systematically gathered wisdom, histories, skills, and expertise in cultural knowledge” (Iseke 561). Their stories shape identity and empower Indigenous communities and peoples. Stories indicate beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions of people.

Marginalities in South Asian Literature: Text, Context and Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 3:23am
Dr. Arunima Ray, Dr. Karuna Rajeev and Dr. Goutam Karmakar
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2023

                 Marginalities in South Asian Literature

                           Text, Context and Theory

 

Call for book chapters

Editors: Dr. Arunima Ray (Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi), Dr. Karuna Rajeev (Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi) and Dr. Goutam Karmakar (NRF Postdoctoral Fellow, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, Routledge Book Series Editor on South Asian Literature & Visiting Scholar Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society LMU München, Germany)

 

NeMLA 2024: 'I, Too, Sing America': Immigrant and BIPOC Reflections on Americanness

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 11:24am
Javiera Morales-Reyes (Pennsylvania State University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In May 2023, Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville replied, “Well, they call them that. I call them Americans,” when asked by Richard Banks, a radio host for WBHM in Alabama, if he believed white nationalists should be allowed in the U.S. military. Tuberville, who later said “I look at a white nationalists [sic] as a Trump Republican,” also later slightly recanted, stating that, “We agree that we should not be characterizing Trump supporters as white nationalists.” However, Tuberville’s initial comments and impulses create and reinforce a corollary that to be American is to be white.

Special cluster on Spanish life writing after the Civil War

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 10:01am
Editors, Maria Gomez-Martin, PhD and Ana Roncero-Bellido, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2023

 

Call for papers for a Special Cluster in a/b: Autobiography Studies 

Spaniards across the Americas after the Spanish Civil War: “I am from the Country Called Exile” / Españoles en las Américas después de la Guerra Civil: “Soy del país del exilio”  

ACLA 2023 - Mediterranean Comparisons: Literature Beyond Borders

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:50am
C. Ceyhun Arslan / Koc Universitesi; Karim Mattar / University of Colorado at Boulder
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023

The Mediterranean has often been considered a transitional space—a rite of passage, an interval between borders, a route to conquest.  But what of the Mediterranean as a context and a framework in itself?  How might notions of ‘man,’ ‘nation,’ ‘empire,’ ‘center,’ and ‘periphery’ be reformulated when looked at from the perspective of the sea? What does comparative literature look like when the Mediterranean is viewed not only as a sea in which cultures exist and literatures are produced but also as a context or a framework in which they can be reassessed?

Medievalism's marginalised makers: Leeds International Medieval Congress July 2024

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:43am
Dr Fran Allfrey / University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

In studies of medievalism, there is a flourishing bibliography analysing the work of artists and scholars of marginalised genders, races, and sexualities, including studies by Candace Barrington, Helen Brookman, Jane Chance, Joshua Davies, Caroline Dinshaw, Denis Ferhatović, Katie Garner, Jonathan Hsy, Clare Lees, Bob Mills, Gillian Overing, Elan J. Pavlinich, Mary Rambaran Olm, Matthew X. Vernon, and Bethany Whalley.

The medieval in museums: Leeds International Medieval Congress July 2024

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:43am
Dr Fran Allfrey / University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 18, 2023

We invite 15-minute papers examining presentations of the medieval in museum and heritage contexts. We invite interrogation of the social, political, historical, and cultural effects of museum and heritage work, including: 

  • practices of acquisition, curation, display, and interpretation; archives, record-keeping, and databases

  • education and community projects

  • digital presences

  • outreach or knowledge exchange activities run by field archaeologists or academics

  • performances or reenactments

NeMLA 2024: Sonidos y performance en cuerpos racializados en Latinoamérica

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:41am
NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Call for papers: NeMLA Boston, Massachusetts

March 7-10, 2024

Deadline: 30 de septiembre, 2023

https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20395

¡Hola colegas! Los invito  a participar en el panel qué estoy organizando junto a César Salgado: “Sonidos y performance en cuerpos racializados en Latinoamérica”

Cracking Impossible Silences: Women's Narratives of Political Conflicts in South Asia (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 1:59pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Update: Panel for NeMLA 2024. Abstract submission deadline 30th September 2023

Please submit your abstracts for the panel Cracking Impossible Silences: Women's Narratives of Political Conflicts in South Asia, which will feature at the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston.

All abstracts need to be uploaded through the portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20560


 

2024 Greater Gulf Symposium: The Built and Unbuilt Gulf

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:35am
Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

From the Yucatán Peninsula to the Florida Keys, the many cultures of the greater Gulf have inscribed the region with their distinctive architectures, re-formed landscapes, and imagined spaces. Where once the Karankawas constructed the ba’ak, the petroleum complex sprawls with its refineries, tank farms, and pipelines.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Colson Whitehead

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:32am
Stephanie Li
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2024

Seeking Contributors for MLA volume, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Colson Whitehead

 

Edited by Stephanie Li

 

CRES Justice Conference 2024: Movements and Migrations

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:31am
Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies - TCU
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 16, 2023

CRES Justice Conference 2024: Movements and Migrations

 

#cresjustice2024

March 7 and 8, 2024

Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Abstract Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2023

 

Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karma Chávez, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Food as Central Narrative: Exploring the Surplus of Meaning (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Sunday, August 20, 2023 - 4:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Beyond mere sustenance, food often serves as a rich source of meaning, symbolizing cultural, social, and psychological dimensions. This panel invites scholars to examine literary moments where food becomes an integral part of the narrative, exploring its multifaceted roles and its ability to facilitate storytelling. Papers discussing food as setting, symbol, descriptor, or as other literary devices welcome. Please submit a 250 word abstract directly to the conference website: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20637

The 3rd “Connections and Human Aspects of Urban Spaces” International Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:18am
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The FES Acatlán (UNAM) through its Research Program, the Humanities Division, the Humanities Program and the Hispanic Language and Literature and History Sections, have the honor to convene the 3rd "Connections and Human Aspects of Urban Space" International Conference.  It will take place on November the 14th and 15th  2023 online.

Thirteenth Biennial MESEA Conference, June 12-14, 2024, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu - Moving Cultures, Moving Ethnicities

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:13am
The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • John McLeod (University of Leeds)
  • Anna-Leena Toivanen (University of Eastern Finland)
  • Tobias Skowronek (Technical University of Georg Agricola)

 

Those of us who are “world”-travelers have the distinct experience of being different in different “worlds” and of having the capacity to remember other “worlds” and ourselves in them.

—   Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)

 

Fragmented Lives

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:12am
International Auto/Biography Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Fragmented Lives

IABA (International Auto/Biography Association) World Conference 2024

in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Memory and Literature, University of Iceland

Reykjavik, 12-15 June 2024

Deadline for abstracts: Oct. 1, 2023

The IABA World Conference 2024 will be held at the University of Iceland in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Memory and Literature 12-15 June 2024. The theme of the conference is ‘Fragmented Lives.’ We invite proposals for individual papers or panels of 3-4 papers as well as round-table suggestions on that theme.

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