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SCMLA Renaissance Drama *EXTENDED DEADLINE* (4/15/22; 10/13-15/22)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 10:38am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

 

We are currently accepting proposal submissions for the Renaissance Drama panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October, 13-15, 2022, in Memphis, TN. Mirroring last year's structure, this year's meeting of the SCMLA will also be hybrid. Therefore, panelists and audience members will have the option to particpate in-person and virtually.

[CFP] "Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature" at PAMLA 2022

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Ray Kyooyung Ra / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Please see the CFP below for details on the special session “Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature” at PAMLA’s — Pacific Coast regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association (MLA) — upcoming Los Angeles conference scheduled for November 11 - 13, 2022. 

Paper proposals are due May 15, 2022 via this page: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18501

 

Session Title:

Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature

Session Description:

Special Issue Call for Papers: "Writing Aslant: Voicing across Genders in Nineteenth-Century Literature"

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

https://www.ncgsjournal.com/cfp.htmlThe term aslant slips between categories: as an adverb it indicates a direction or orientation, but as a preposition it moves across. Neither is it straight nor does it ever quite arrive, remaining in transition. A vowel away from Emily Dickinson’s imperative for poets to “tell it slant,” it strays even further.

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

MMLA’s permanent African American Literature section invites papers that examine the way black writers use black aesthetics in their work(s) to promote a “cultural ensemble” as Fred Moten notes. With the 2022 MMLA theme of “Post-Now,” this section is concerned with how black writers use aesthetics to shape and/or reshape the resistance that blackness brings. American Blackness, of course, begins through the resistance of the object and the irruption or interruption of personhood and subjectivity. Even through, or perhaps because of, this resistance, blackness maintains a collective being. As such, I invite works that are concerned with how black writers use: music, art, violence, movement, language, communication, sex, etc.

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: Disability and Public Health in the US South

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

A key part of colonizing in the U.S. South depended on the rhetoric of health, such as Ponce de Leon’s mythical fountain of youth and nineteenth-century boosterism claiming Florida as the “winter sanitarium of the country” (qtd in Knight 5). The semi-tropical warmth of the South invited justifications for intrusion and settlement, and for the environmental destruction necessary to transform a place “heavy with the poisons of malaria” into something habitable for white Europeans. Yet, beneath this rhetoric, we find evidence that ties the South to a history of public health disasters, especially the mistreatment and abuse of people with disabilities.

Life Narratives: Self-referential Proclamations

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:29pm
S. Bilge Mutluay Cetintas / Hacettepe University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Life Narratives

Guest edited by Bilge Mutluay Çetintaş, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

 

Life Narratives: Self-referential Proclamations

Deadline for Full-Text Submissions: July 15, 2022

American life writing has a long tradition starting with the diaries, journals, and captivity narratives kept by Pilgrims and Puritans such as Mary Rowlandson’s The Sovereignty and Goodness of God: Being a Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682), to more canonized life writings such as Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography (1791).

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.

Gender, suicide, and culture: a one-day online symposium, 8th July 2022

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 4:16pm
University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

We have seen a rise in awareness campaigns and charities for mental health in the last decade: Calm, Let’s Get Men Talking, NHS’s recent ‘Help!’. Each speaks to the need to chip away at the stigma of being open about mental health. In particular, there has been a notable rise in campaigns approaching men’s mental health. Male suicide rates still account for three-quarters of the suicides in the UK. This one-day symposium seeks to engage with a range of interdisciplinary discussions on the link between gender, culture, and suicide. It aims to explore the ideas around gendered approaches to suicide, and how cultural frameworks and representations shape them.

 

Racism, Decolonization, Blackness, Indigeneity, and Racial Empowerment

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 4:04pm
RAACES Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 4, 2022

Call for Submissions: The RAACES Review, Volume 2, Issue 1 (2022).

New Deadline for submissions: Monday April 4, 2022

For our second issue (Spring/Summer 2022), we invite academic and creative pieces about racism, racialization, decolonization, Blackness, Indigeneity, and racial empowerment in any field. We welcome submissions from faculty, staff, students of all levels (undergraduate and graduate), and community members. We are particularly interested in explorations of: 

The Vocation of the Peacemaker

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 3:14pm
the Peace and Justice Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

2022 Call for Proposals

Annual Conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association

The Vocation of the Peacemaker

University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH 

October 13 – 16, 2022

“Vocation is one’s response to a call from beyond oneself to use one’s strengths and gifts to make the world a better place through service, creativity, and leadership.  To speak of vocation or calling is to suggest that my life is  a response to something beyond myself.”

-Roger Ebertz, University of Dubuque [1]

 

MLA 2023: Temporal Turns

updated: 
Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 10:19pm
MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

What is time? Why and how have questions surrounding temporality become central to queer and Black studies in recent times? What is the (non)relation between queer temporality and Black time? Please send 300-word abstracts and a short bio to mstekl@stanford.edu and jennyme@stanford.edu. The MLA 2023 conference will take place in San Francisco, CA, from January 5-8 2023. 

MLA 2023: Comedy, Capitalism, and Hope

updated: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 2:49pm
American Humor Studies Association and the Screen Arts and Culture Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

How can critical comedy studies of popular and/or experimental media help us revive political theories of hope amid material conditions characterized by climate apocalypse, obscene inequality, and rising authoritarianism? We invite a range of approaches.

Please send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio to Sam Chesters at samantha.chesters@gmail.com and Maggie Hennefeld at mhennefe@umn.edu.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Reimagining Rebecca: a symposium on du Maurier’s novel & its legacy

updated: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 6:23am
Amelia Crowther & Katharina Hendrickx; University of Sussex
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

Call for Papers: Reimagining Rebecca: a symposium on du Maurier’s novel & its legacy

A symposium at the University of Sussex on 27th May 2022

Deadline for abstract submissions: 7th March 2022

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED: 18th March 2022

 

 

Old English, Middle English, and Contemporary Trans Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 7:00pm
MLA Middle English and Old English Forums
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

This session invites innovative work at the intersection of Old or Middle English and Trans Studies, particularly work that reflects on the development and increasing variety of Trans Studies in these fields.

Gender Perspectives in Media and Performance [An Edited Book]

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:56pm
Dr H Kalpana, Professor, Dept of English, Pondicherry University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Gendered identities and realities are constituted through, among other things, media, and performance. Paradoxically, however, the representations that substantiate these gender categories are often deployed for radically different purposes. For instance, they might be brought into play for the mobilization of dominant ideologies, on the one hand, and feminist disruptions, on the other. With attention to the diverse forums through which artistic and popular texts reach the public, this edited volume aims to address the inconsistencies, the absurdities, and irregularities of gender in terms of performativity from a historical and contemporary global context.

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

2022 SUNY Albany EGSO Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:53pm
SUNY Albany English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 13, 2022

Online Conference April 2nd, 2022 (EST)

Keynote Speakers: Professor Cary Wolfe (Rice University),
Imani Elizabeth Jackson (Poet)

Call for Critical and Creative Proposals:
“Not all of us can say, with any degree of certainty, that we have always been human, or that we are
only that.”
--Rosi Braidotti, The Posthuman (2013)

CFP: Southern Gothic Area at PCAS/ACAS 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:49pm
Popular Culture/ American Culture Association in the South
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: THE SOUTHERN GOTHIC AT PCAS/ ACAS 2022

Submission deadline: June 1, 2022; Notification of acceptance by July 1, 2022

 

CALL FOR PAPERS(OPEN ISSUE)

updated: 
Friday, March 4, 2022 - 9:24pm
NEW LITERARIA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

 

LITERARIA invites the submission of articles, shorter essays, interviews, and book reviews offering historical, interdisciplinary, theoretical, and cultural approaches to literature and related fields. 

 

Submissions should be emailed to editor@newliteraria.com by no later than 30th May 2022.  All submissions must include a cover letter that includes the author's full mailing address, email address, telephone numbers, and professional or academic affiliation.

 

Articles should be between 3,500 and 8,000 words long (including bibliography and footnotes). Book reviews should be between 750 and 1,500 words.

 

MLA2023:Navigating COVID as a Graduate Student: Situations on Our Campuses

updated: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 4:30pm
The MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

COVID has drastically changed how individuals navigate their worlds. Many university campuses and graduate programs have made changes. Current graduate students finishing their PhD program and future incoming cohorts, for example, will face new difficulties. Will funding continue to be available? Will campuses remain open, specifically student housing? Will campuses improve the experiences of disabled and marginalized groups so that campus services are not only theoretically accessible to all graduate students but also equitably distributed? How has COVID impacted you and how do you navigate graduate school?

 

 

Reading old age, the ageing body and memory in British and American literature and texts of culture

updated: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 4:28pm
The Polish Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Age studies point to all life stages as culturally and historically idiosyncratic, and complicated even more by various intersectional perspectives. Within this age(s)-focused field of analysis, humanistic and critical gerontologists as well as historians of old age issued an ardent call to redefine old age as equally ephemeral and multi-layered as any other life stage. Addressing the existing studies of the formative and foundational quality of youth and adulthood, gerontologists of various subdisciplines objected to seeing old age as simply the end of life, and to defining it as a precise point in time rather than a period with no exact opening temporal bracket.

Deadline Extended! Exploring Motherly Instincts: Representation of Mothers in Indian Cinema

updated: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 10:27am
Cafe Dissensus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Issue 62: April 2022: Exploring Motherly Instincts: Representation of Mothers in Indian Cinema [Last date for submission: 30 March, 2022; Date of publication: 1 May, 2022]

Guest-Editor: Srija Sanyal, Research Scholar, Ronin Institue, USA.

 

In this round of Call for Submissions, we are particulalrly seeking audio/visual presentations (in forms of interviews / conversations) of no more than 20 minutes in duration and personal narratives, along with general articles pertaining to the theme. Additonally, articles dealing with films in languages, such as Assamese, Oriya, Marathi, Kannada, Telegu, Bhojpuri, and Konkani are especially welcomed.

 

American Literature 1865 to 1945

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 11:21am
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Abstract

This session deals with American Literature from 1865 to 1945, exploring a wide variety of topics, including race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, decoloniality, spirituality, class and power dynamics, environmental issues, and pedagogical and digital innovations in American literature and culture.

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