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NWSA Panel CFP: The Political Uses and Abuses of Childhood: Queer Pasts, Presents, Futures

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:56pm
National Women's Studies Association Conference (NWSA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The last few years have seen a resurgence in conservative political activism concerned with protecting children from queer adults. Parents and politicians around the country are pushing to pass homophobic and transphobic legislation. These include, to name a few examples, laws being proposed to prohibit children from attending Drag shows, the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” in Florida, and most recently, DeSantis blaming queer theory for the rejection of a high school AP African American Studies course. These contemporary iterations, of course, have historical precedents: such as Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” or The Briggs Initiative to fire gay teachers.

Samuel R. Delany and the City

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:55pm
Modern Language Association 2024 Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2023

Samuel R. Delany and the City Samuel Delany has strong ties to New York City and Philadelphia. Not surprisingly, many of his major works investigate cities. We seek papers on the city throughout Delany's work. 200 word abstracts; brief bio

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 10 March 2023

Daniel Shank Cruz, Hunter College, CUNY (danielshankcruz@gmail.com)  https://mla.confex.com/mla/2024/webprogrampreliminary/Paper22607.html 

Transgender Embodiment: 1400-1700

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:52pm
University of York (Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Transgender Embodiment: 1400-1700

June 2nd 2023

University of York, UK (Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies)

Keynote: Prof Melissa Sanchez (University of Pennsylvania)

Thomas Hardy: Special Session RMMLA

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:44pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023

Papers on any aspect of Thomas Hardy, poetry or prose, 19th or 20th century. Conference Dates: October 11-14, 2023. Conference Location: Denver, Colorado. Email abstracts or papers by April 1 to clay.daniel@utrgv.edu

Marginalized Women in American Historical Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:20pm
College English Association at the Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 19, 2023

CEA session at MLA, January 4-7, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA

Walter Pater, The Renaissance, and Legacies of Aestheticism

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:05pm
Joseph Bristow / International Walter Pater Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2023

Marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of Walter Pater’s Studies in the History of the Renaissance, this two-day conference will consider the place of Pater and The Renaissance in nineteenth-century debates on art, literature and culture, their legacies and those of aestheticism into the twenty-first century.

 

Queer and Trans Multispecies Justice — MLA 2024

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:02pm
Nathaniel Otjen, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2023

Queer and Trans Multispecies Justice

2024 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention

January 4-7, 2024

Philadelphia, PA

 

Organizers:

Davy Knittle, University of Delaware

Nate Otjen, Princeton University

 

“With a Pen in Her Hand”: Communities in Gloria Naylor’s Fiction and her Archives

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:00pm
Dr. Michelle Loris/ Sacred Heart University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

“With a Pen in Her Hand”: Communities in Gloria Naylor’s Fiction and her Archives.

Conference dates: Thursday, October 19- Friday, October 20, 2023, held in-person at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, 06825

Gloria Naylor is one of the most important writers of 20th century American literature. Her literary works, from The Women of Brewster Place (1982), a NationalBook Award winning novel, to her fictional memoir, 1996, portray the communities that Black women build to resist, survive, and even thrive against the racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia that confines and violates them.

Issues in Teaching Theatre Design

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 2:59pm
International Journal of Education & the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023

Guest Editor, Carly Holzwarth (Bucknell University)

Drama Section Editor, Jeanmarie Higgins (Penn State University Park)

Editorial Assistant, Arushi Grover (Penn State University Park)

 

The International Journal of Education in the Arts (IJEA) seeks scholarship and case studies for a special issue, “Issues in Teaching Theatre Design.”

Volume III, Issue 1 (Open Issue)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 2:58pm
Consortium: An International Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 24, 2023

Consortium: An International Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies welcomes

original, unpublished submissions from interested academics, independent scholars and

activists for Volume-III, Issue-I. In addition to research articles, Consortium also

publishes book reviews, journalistic and reportage works, field reports, interviews with

public intellectuals, literary figures and activists. Submissions can only be made

electronically through the online submission.

 Deadline for submissions: 31 March, 2023

 To be published in June, 2023

 Submit manuscript at:

https://consortiumejournal.com/journalsubmit.php

The Work of English Studies: Digital Adaptation and Expansion in the Post-Pandemic Age

updated: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 12:08pm
Pennsylvania College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 17, 2023

Pennsylvania College English Association Annual Conference

Lackawanna College, 

501 Vine St., Scranton, PA

May 24-26, 2023

 

The Work of English Studies: Digital Adaptation and Expansion in the Post-Pandemic Age

 

Deadline extended - Edited collection on Lydia Davis

updated: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 11:30am
Julie Tanner
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Lydia Davis is an award-winning author of nine short story collections, a novel, two volumes of essays, and a translator of Maurice Blanchot, Michael Leiris, Marcel Proust, and Gustave Flaubert. Beginning her career amidst the second wave of postmodernism, her very short stories - some only a paragraph or even a sentence long - have drawn comparisons with postmodern metafiction, literary minimalism, and LANGUAGE poetry. Her eclectic interests and unexpected manipulation of genre and form, however, frequently defy categorisation.

The 26th Southern Writers/Southern Writing (SW/SW) Graduate Student Conference -- Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Friday, January 27, 2023 - 1:19pm
EGSB (English Graduate Student Body) at the University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

****DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2023 ****

 

The 26th Southern Writers/Southern Writing (SW/SW) 

Graduate Student Conference

University of Mississippi 2023 

Call for Submissions

“Y’all and/in the Queer South”

Submissions: https://swswgradconference.squarespace.com

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Big Feminism: The Fiftieth Anniversary Issue of Signs

updated: 
Friday, January 27, 2023 - 1:32am
Signs
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Signs was founded in 1975 as part of an emergent tradition of feminist scholarship and has been publishing continuously ever since, establishing itself as a preeminent journal in the field of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. At the time of the journal’s conception, Signs’s founding editorial staff sought not only to raise consciousness and develop theories around women’s oppression but also to challenge the taken-for-granted and to strive for theoretical nuance and interdisciplinarity. To honor half a century of publication, our fiftieth anniversary issue aims to generate new questions and critical discussion around “Big Feminism,” around the role and power of feminist theory, today and into the future.

call for book chapters--Post-Millennial Cultures of Fear in Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 1:54pm
Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Collection Editors: Mustafa Kirca and Adelheid Rundholz)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Fear, Risk and Safety: Post-Millennial Cultures of Fear in Literature (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2023) 

This volume will bring together original articles studying cultures of fear in literature with a specific emphasis on postmillennial texts and will investigate such subtopics and fields as post-millennial political fiction, post-postmodern rewritings, “the culture of fear,” “world risk theory,” the postcolonial novel, post-humanist writing, trauma narratives, literary disaster discourses, environmental literature, apocalyptic scenarios, and personal apocalypse writing in the 21st century.

Radical Vitality/Axé

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:45pm
Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

Call for papers: Special issue of Apocalyptica

in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute for Decolonial Thought and Research (INCAPID/GLEFAS)

 

 

Radical Vitality/Axé

Edited by Yuderkys Espinosa-Miñoso and Ashanti Dinah Orozco Herrera

 

 

Abstracts are due March 30, 2023

Final manuscripts are due August 31, 2023

 

 

“There is no end / To what a living world / Will demand of you." 

Octavia Butler

 

Writing the ‘Good Life’ in Narratives of Canada (Journal Canada & Beyond)

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:42pm
University of La Laguna/University of Alicante (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2023

In her book The Promise of Happiness (2010), Sara Ahmed explains how the concept of happiness is related to heteronormative notions of the “good life”: “The good life is the life that is lived in the right way, by doing the right things, over and over again” (Ahmed 2010, 36).Questioning the promise of a good life leads to unhappiness, but unhappiness (unlike happiness) can be productive for social change as it fosters a possibility to open to new affective spaces in the subject’s life. Ahmed describes individuals’ urges toward “the good life” as frequently grounded in attachments that, while often toxic and ultimately unfulfilling, are not recognized as such by the people who engage in these negative relations.

Radical Solidarities in Environments of Crisis/ 2023 American Studies Association (ASA)

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:55am
Debarati Biswas / New College of Florida and Laura Westengard / City Tech-CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 29, 2023

​​We are perhaps past the point of stopping the climate disaster that is producing environments of crisis around the globe–water pollution, housing deprivation, spread of contagion, maldistribution of resources, and displacement and dispossession. Building on Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s definition of racism, this panel examines environments of crisis as “state-sanctioned or extralegal production and exploitation of  group-differentiated vulnerability to premature death.” Fantasies of a return to a pristine past or a rush towards a future in which environmental crises are “solved” have long been unavailable to those marked as disposable.

Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies - Call for Articles

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:51am
Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2026

The Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies publishes interdisciplinary and cross-cultural articles and interviews on literature, history, politics, and art whose focus, settings, or subjects involve colonialism and its aftermath, with an emphasis on the former British Empire. The journal is published by the University of Florida Press.

The journal enjoys a close relationship with the British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States.

 

We are seeking essay submissions on any topic related to postcolonial scholarship, theory, and criticism. We also welcome suggestions for special issues.

Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:51am
Journal of Dracula Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2023

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.

Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .docx). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.

Please follow MLA style.

Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright. Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field. Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

Rebecca Harding Davis at 2023 ALA - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:45am
Rebecca Harding Davis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 29, 2023

The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 25-28, 2023 in
Boston, MA.

 

New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)

We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”

 

 

Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan (ajrovan@gmail.com) by January 15, 2023.

 

 

 

CFP - Transatlantic Studies - Topographies of Medicine

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:41am
RCC at Harvard
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

TOPOGRAPHIES OF MEDICINE

5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN TRANSATLANTIC STUDIES

April 28th – 29th 2023

Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard (Cambridge, MA)

Cornell EGSO 2023 Conference: Reciprocity

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 4:43pm
Cornell University English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2023

Call For Academic and Creative Proposals:

Conference Date: April 28-29, 2023

Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

“Through reciprocity the gift is replenished. All of our flourishing is mutual.”

― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

MLA 2024 Special Session: Place of Identity in Queer Studies

updated: 
Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 11:32pm
Rajorshi Das/ University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

In their Introduction to the Special Issue of Social Text, David L. Eng, Jack Halberstam, and José Esteban Muñoz demanded “a renewed queer studies ever vigilant to the fact that sexuality is intersectional, not extraneous to other modes of difference, and calibrated to a firm understanding” (1).

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