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Looking Backward, Working Forward: Contemporary Life Writing and the Queer/Trans Past

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 4:03pm
Megan Paslawski / MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

What strategies are contemporary life writers using to approach queer/trans pasts that remain unrecognized or unrecognizable? Possible topics may include archival silences, biofiction, LGBTQ childhoods and queer temporality, intergenerational mentorship, HIV/AIDS’ legacy, and more.

This call for papers is for a special session at the Modern Language Association 2023 conference, which means that it is a non-guaranteed panel. Please submit 250-word abstracts and CVs to Megan Paslawski (Queens College, CUNY) to be considered for the panel proposal. 

 

[EXTENDED] Gothic Journeys: Paths, Crossings, and Intersections

updated: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:25pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2018. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 

 

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its fourth biennial conference, to be held at the Mantra on View Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Australia, on 22-23 January 2019.

Superheroes: A Companion

updated: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:24pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Carl Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2021. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 

 

As media texts show us superheroes from around the world(s), demonstrating extraordinary abilities and living a life shaped by a moral code, how we define their iconic features and cultural impact has been the focus of much scholarly debate.

Edited Collection: American Furies: Collective Action and the Politics of Moral Outrage

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:33pm
Myra Mendible/Florida Gulf Coast University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

American Furies: Collective Action and the Politics of Moral Outrage

Myra Mendible, Editor 

 

“Our ability to respond with outrage depends upon a tacit realization that there is a worthy life that has been injured or lost…”

Judith Butler, “Survivability, Vulnerability, Affect”

 

“Outrage has become the signature emotion of American public life.”

Lance Morrow, “America is Addicted to Outrage”

 

Advanced Oral History Training Mastering the Interview:Techniques and Methods

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:30pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 19, 2022

Advanced Oral History TrainingMastering the Interview:Techniques and Methods International Workshop20 March 2022

To facilitate scholars from various timezones, there will be two groups (same workshop, different time).
Group 1:   11:oo am Amsterdam time (+UTC 2) for participants from Europe, Africa, Asia & Australia
Group 2:   19.00 pm Amsterdam time (+UTC 2) for participants from the American continent
Find your timezone here

 Course Facilitator:  Konstantinos D. Karatzas, Ph.D 

Mastering Oral History:A Concise Guide

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:30pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

Mastering Oral History:A Concise Guide

International Workshop
19 March 2022

There will be two groups (same workshop, different time)
Group 1:   11:oo am Amsterdam time (+UTC 2) for participants from Europe, Africa, Asia & Australia
Group 2:   19.00 pm Amsterdam time (+UTC 2) for participants from the American continent
Find your timezone here

Course Facilitator:  Konstantinos D. Karatzas, Ph.D 

Work in James

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:29pm
Sarah Wadsworth / Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The Henry James Society

Modern Language Association Convention

San Francisco

5-8 January 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Henry James Society invites proposals for the following panel.

Work in James

My Wild Heart Bleeds: 150 Years of Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla

updated: 
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 3:17pm
Romancing the Gothic Project
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

This year’s Romancing the Gothic online conference celebrates the ‘birth’ of Carmilla, one of the most enduring vampiric figures, re-written an re-imagined over the years in fiction, film, web-series, podcasts, animated series and RPGs. This conference focuses on and celebrates Carmilla and its legacy, particularly the sapphic reclamation and queer celebration of its main character.

The conference will be held online on 3rd September 2022.

This conference welcomes creative and critical papers on a range of topics connected to Carmilla, including:

Sheridan Le Fanu and his wider writings and legacy

The history of the (female) vampire

The queer Gothic and horror

*UPDATE* CONFERENCE DATES CONFIRMED: 9th & 10th June 2022. Borderlands: Postcolonial formations of connection and separation - conference 2022

updated: 
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 6:10am
University of Leeds and University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

***ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL ABSTRACT DEADLINE***

‘Borders. Everything begins with them, and all paths lead back to them. They are no longer merely a line of demarcation separating distinct sovereign entities. Increasingly, they are the name used to describe the organized violence that underpins both contemporary capitalism and our world order in general – the women, the men, and the unwanted children condemned to abandonment […] In fact, everything leads back to borders – these dead spaces of non-connection which deny the very idea of a shared humanity, of a planet, the only one we have, that we share together, and to which we are linked by the ephemerality of our common condition.’ - Achille Mbembe, Necropolitics, p. 99  

Southeast Asian History in Literature (MLA 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 6:42pm
MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic Forum invites submissions for a panel at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention on January 5–8, 2023 in San Francisco, California:

Southeast Asian History in Literature

Modernism in Motion - extended deadline

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:18pm
ESSE 16 conference, Mainz, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for seminar presentation proposals at the 16th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) conference (Mainz, Germany, 29 August-2 September 2022)

Sizing Up _The Chair_: a CALS "Unprecedented" Webinar (2/18)

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:17pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents

Sizing Up The Chair

Friday, February 18, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom

Register here.

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K-tboEe3Tv-t_b6iC8ve9A

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

2022 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:17pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

2022 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999
(Formerly Contemporary Studies)

Deadline for submissions: 

April 30, 2022

 

Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

contact email (for questions only, submissions must be made through the website): 

farrell@msoe.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2022

New Book Series: Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:15pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

A new book series has been established by Routledge, with a focus on popular culture. 

The Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series is looking for original and interdisciplinary monographs or edited volumes, which expand our understanding of popular culture as reflecting world challenges, contexts, and situations. The Series places a particular emphasis on evolutions and transformations within popular culture — with a focus on icons, narratives, practices, and identities — and aims to provide interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transmedia perspectives.

The editor of the series welcomes proposals for projects on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to): 

WIF at the MMLA, Nov. 16-21, 2022

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:41am
Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Call for Papers for Women in French

2022 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention

Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 16-21, 2022

 

I am pleased to announce the Call for Papers for WIF at the 2022 MMLA Convention (to be held in person November 16-21 in Minneapolis, MN). We welcome proposals that relate the study of French and Francophone women authors, the study of women's place in French and Francophone cultures or literatures, and feminist literary criticism to this year's theme: “Post-Now.”

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:40am
European Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies) invites reviews of current books on topics relevant to American studies for publication in EJAS’ upcoming issues (vol. 17-18) due in 2022 and 2023.

Please send a review proposal (author, title, publisher, publishing date and place, number of pages), and CV (including the list of publications) to the book review editor, Dr. Kornelia Boczkowska (kornelia@amu.edu.pl). We accept proposals on a rolling basis.

"Beyond the Silenced: Activism and Political Discourse in Literary Fiction"

updated: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 11:35am
Beyond the Margins: A Journal of Graduate Literary Scholarship (University of New Orleans)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Beyond the Margins.
A Graduate Journal of Literary Scholarship
University of New Orleans

 

Beyond the Margins is a new annual, online, blind peer-reviewed journal, housed at the University of New Orleans, dedicated to furthering diversity in academia through the publication of graduate student scholarship in the field of English, with a focus on literary and textual studies. The journal's aim is twofold: to broaden opportunities for graduate student scholars to contribute to academic conversations and to provide a platform for alternative forms of scholarship.

Seminar at the ESSE 2022 Conference, Mainz, Germany

updated: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 6:18am
European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Women’s Writing and their Writings on Writing

The area of research delineated under the seminar Women Writers and their Writings on Writing is that of women novelists having inscribed their fictional and non-fictional contributions in English within the frame of postmodernism. Simultaneously using and abusing the canon, writers like Margaret Atwood, Antonia Susan Byatt, Ursula Le Guin, Doris Lessing, or Angela Carter, to name but a few, make their voices heard via metafiction, literary theory and criticism, newspaper articles, reviews, lectures and recorded/televised interviews – demarches which are quintessentially technical, therefore automatically/stereotypically associated with men.

Submissions due by February 15: Groundbreaking Queer Cinema in the 21st Century (Journal Theme Issue)

updated: 
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 11:00pm
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Queerness has been represented on film, in varying ways, from the advent of motion pictures to the present day. This special issue of the academic journal Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture will explore the forms and functions of groundbreaking queer cinema in the early decades of the 21st century. Completed articles on any topic pertaining to contemporary cinema studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from established and emerging scholars of various disciplines.

Inter/Dis-connections

updated: 
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 3:42pm
English Graduate Organization at University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022

The UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization is happy to present their 2022 conference, titled Inter/Dis-connections with Keynote Speaker Professor Wai Chee Dimock (English Department, Yale University, and Center for the Environment, Harvard University). The conference will take place on April 30th, 2022.

Call for Proposals -- Precarity, Caregiving, Covid, cluster for Modernism/modernity

updated: 
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 2:29pm
Laura Hartmann-Villalta (Georgetown U) // Emily C. Bloom (Sarah Lawrence College)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Two years ago, soon after the first wave of pandemic-related closures, Laura Hartmann-Villalta and Emily C. Bloom organized a discussion on “Precarity, Caregiving, and Covid” at the MLA’s first virtual conference. It offered an opportunity for scholars from a range of academic positions to discuss the personal impact of Covid on their lives and careers.

Edited Collection, Michael Field Dramas

updated: 
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 12:21pm
Ana Parejo Vadillo and Amy Kahrmann Huseby, eds.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

CFP: The Dramas of Michael Field:

Edited Collection

Ana Parejo Vadillo and Amy Kahrmann Huseby, eds.

 

Ungendered Flesh: A Feminist Politics Of Refusal

updated: 
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 12:21pm
The 11th Graduate Conference in Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics at Binghamton University Hosted by the Department of Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 27, 2022

The 11th Graduate Conference in Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics at Binghamton University Hosted by the Department of Comparative Literature:

Call for Papers

Ungendered Flesh: A Feminist Politics Of Refusal

Keynote: Dr. Joy James, Williams College

April 8-9 2022

(online) MEMORY, AFFECTS AND EMOTIONS International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 8:29am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

ABOUT CONFERENCE:7-8 April 2022, ONLINE (via Zoom)Affects, emotions and perceptions have always been at the center of philosophical discussion. Yet the so called “Affective turn” in social studies and humanities is relatively a new phenomenon inspired by Deleuze and Guattari´s influential works among others. Affective turn challenges the still dominant representational approach in semiotics, discourse analysis and text analyses of all kind. Its goal is to overcome human exceptionalism together with the domination of the word-based language over the other forms of expression in the process of creating meaning and knowledge altogether.

Unfeeling: Call for Book and Film Reviews (extended deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:37pm
Moveable Type, UCL Postgraduate Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

(Extended deadline)

UCL's English Journal is seeking reviews of poetry, novels, plays, film adaptations, and critical monographs relating to the theme of unfeeling. Ideally, texts for review should have been published in the last two-three years.

Suggestions for review: 

Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings (2020)

Patricia Lockwood’s Nobody is Talking About This (2021)

Xine Yao’s Disaffected (2021)

Tomáš Jirsa’s Disformations: Affects, Media, Literature (2021)

Peter Gizzi, Now It’s Dark (2021)

Not I: 50th Annyversary

updated: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 1:59pm
Paul Shields
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Not I: 50th Annyversary

Nov. 2, 3, 4, 2022

Assumption University -- Worcester, Massachusetts

Now accepting paper proposals for Not I: 50th Annyversary. This event will celebrate Samuel Beckett’s short play “Not I,” which turns 50 this November. Papers may concern any element of “Not I” or the theme of identity in any of Beckett’s work. Graduate students are encouraged to submit.

All panels are plenary and will take place at Assumption University (about an hour outside of Boston). Leading Beckett scholar S. E. Gontarski will be the special guest. The event will also include a performance of “Not I.”

BTS Critical Reader

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:26pm
BTS Critical Reader
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for Contributions

BTS: A Critical Reader

 

 

Co-edited by Patty Ahn, Michelle Cho, Frances Gateward, Vernadette Gonzalez, Rani Neutill, Mimi Thi Nguyen, and Yutian Wong 

BTS is the biggest popular music act on the planet, with a passionate fandom of  unprecedented size and diversity. As a multi-faceted cultural phenomenon, BTS has often brought forth reductive claims of universal appeal to explain their global success. 

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