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NeMLA 2023 - Making Life in Limbo: Representing Life, Resilience and Community in Refugee Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:58am
Jonathan Nash (University of Victoria)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 54th Annual NeMLA Convention to be held from March 23-26, 2023, in Niagara Falls, NY. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2022.

Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

NeMLA 2023 Panel: Untelling Stories: Mad Techniques of Narrative Noncompliance

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 8:58am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

 

This accepted creative panel invites abstracts for the upcoming NeMLA 2023 conference at the University at Buffalo in Niagara Falls, NY from March 23-26, 2023. 

 

As Mad writers, we are called to confess: in the form of scholarship based on disclosing “lived experience,” activism which centers individual stories of trauma and healing, or sanitized “mental health” narratives which point only toward a legible life. Amidst the ever-growing demand for “mental health awareness” and concomitant psychiatrization of everyday life, Mad writers face increasing pressure to plate recovery-oriented stories for sane consumers. In the face of this pressure, I ask, where do we go? What do we write? And how do we know?

 

Faith, Education, and Ecological Crisis: An Online Symposium

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 5:36am
The Guardians of Creation Project
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 24, 2022

In Laudato Si', Pope Francis declared, "a great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us [...] Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us [...] living our vocation to be protectors of God's handiwork" (2015: 202-217). Seven years later, educators continue to face this challenge of integrating faith and spirituality into teaching about the ecological crisis we face in the twenty-first century. How can we empower our young people to take action and become the ecological citizens of the future?

'Melancholia' - The Polish Journal of Aesthetics Vol. 66 (3) 2022

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 8:57am
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Call for Papers

 

Melancholia

 

Volume 66 (3/2022)

 

Submission deadline EXTENDED: July 31, 2022

 

Editors:

Anna Wysowska (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland),

Krzysztof Zanussi  (director, screenwriter and professor of cinematic arts)

 

 

Afterlives of the Antisocial

updated: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 5:14pm
Postmodern Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

For nearly two decades, the “antisocial thesis” has enthralled queer theoretical thought, permeating a variety of debates surrounding relationality, sexuality, gender, race, psychoanalysis, and temporality. Christened by Robert L. Caserio during an infamous 2005 MLA panel, the antisocial thesis, Caserio elaborates, described a “decade of explorations of queer unbelonging” positioned against an intensifying “gay rage for normalizing sociability.” As Robyn Wiegman warns, however, the antisocial thesis “is not ‘a’ thesis.

NeMLA 2023 Seminar: Rethinking Resilience: Ways of Seeing and Being in the Pandemic

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 9:51pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The process that is central to the development of language is the critical encounter between different groups (marked by their "physical, cognitive, neurological differences," as NeMLA's note on "resilience" suggests) in possession of different kinds of valuation in the course of which "certain words, tones, rhythms, meanings are offered, felt for, tested, confirmed, asserted, qualified, changed" (Keywords 12). This process of evolution/metamorphosis, as demonstrated by Raymond Williams in his Keywords,  is often accelerated in periods of unprecedented crisis.

Call for Papers: "Minimalisms Now: Race, Affect, and Aesthetics"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 8:45pm
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 24, 2022

Less is more. Unclutter the mind. Spark joy. More than a generation has passed since Columbia University’s 1988 Summer Writers’ Festival brought together a roundtable for “Throwing Dirt on the Grave of Minimalism,” but it seems minimalisms are alive and well both in aesthetics and in lifestyles in the twenty-first century. What are the forms, styles, and genres of minimalism today? What is their relation to the heyday of minimalist sculpture, music, literature, and architecture in the 1960s through 1980s? Who are the practitioners of minimalism, and how are various minimalisms gendered, racialized, sexualized, and classed? And under what social, political, and economic conditions are these practitioners drawn to minimalism now?

Collective Memory & Oral tradition: Explorations and Interpretations

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:55pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship B.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Collective Memory & Oral tradition: Explorations and Interpretations

International Conference
20-21 July 2022
(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)

Thematic Approach

GIRES is committed to creating a welcoming space for discussion, collaboration, and exploration of oral history’s potential as a tool for local, national, and international projects that would enrich and even revise chapters of history. 

Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:55pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship B.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line

International Conference
14-15 July 
(Zoom sessions: 2 days/Virtual platform: 5 days)

Thematic Approach

Enlightenment and Modern Ireland Legacies & Afterlives

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:55pm
ISLE research project
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 17, 2022

Special Issue: “Enlightenment and Modern Ireland:  Legacies and Afterlives”

 

Guest Editors:

James Ward, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, jg.ward@ulster.ac.uk

Joe Lines, Chang'an-Dublin International College, China, joe.lines@ucd.ie

 

Please submit 250 word abstracts to the editors by 17 October 2022

 

Whether we praise or deride it, we now live in its shadows and must reckon with what it has bequeathed us. Western thought is haunted by the Enlightenment

(Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, 2013)

Call for papers | Institutional Discourses of Authority on the School and the Education Systems: Circulation and (re)Production of Meanings in Education Research

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:54pm
Revista Lusófona de Educação
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Revista Lusófona de Educação announces a call for papers for the thematic dossier Institutional Discourses of Authority on the School and the Education Systems: Circulation and (re)Production of Meanings in Education Research.

Guest Editors: Luís Manuel Bernardo (CHAM, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal), Daniel Bart (Théodile-CIREL, Université de Lille, France) and Teresa Teixeira Lopo (CeiED-OP.Edu, Universidade Lusófona, Portugal)

We welcome contributions to this dossier that problematize the following aspects (the list is not exhaustive):

Roundtable on “Cross-pollination and Collective Action: Diversity and Decolonization across MLL”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:54pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

What is the state of diversity, decolonization, and the curriculum in the various Modern Languages and Literatures? How can we organize for collective action and change across the different contexts and language systems? How do we connect with critical race, gender, sexuality, migration, Indigenous, and disability studies, and how does this shape our curriculum design, pedagogy, and praxis so they are relevant to and transformational for our students?

Revolutionary Violence (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:54pm
Payal Dahiya / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls

The study of violence works on constituting different angles through which violent actions take place, while also focusing on the difference in the morality of actions that are thus committed. Since everybody accepts facts in an interpretational setup, the realities of ground zero are ignored. The act of attaining knowledge, as Michel Foucault says, requires digging. Rather than interpretation there needs to be an understanding of the difference between the representative point of view and representation.

Recasting the Bygone Witch: Examining Strength in Preservation (NeMLA 2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:54pm
Panel at NeMLA 2023, March 23-26, 2023, Niagara Falls NY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

From Sabrina to Supreme, there are plentiful modern representations of the witch in popular culture, each exuding singular or group-sourced power borne from traditions of centuries-past, as manifested in literature, television, film, or local lore. But what about the lesser-known witches, those who practice and represent branches of witchcraft rarely examined within the subcultural analysis or fandom?

This panel examines portrayals of lesser-known witches and how their quiet unconventionality, even within the broader occult subculture, might inform scholarship, practice, and preservation. What can we learn by examining lesser-known witches or unconventional representations of the witch?

NeMLA: Resilience and Resistance: Embracing Disability Narratives in 19th-century Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:54pm
NeMLA 2023 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 25, 2022

Resilience and Resistance: Embracing Disability Narratives in Nineteenth-Century Fiction proposes a space for scholars to present research on disability studies and narrative agency in British fiction from the period. Disability studies is concerned with altering the contemporary political landscape to procure protections for disabled individuals and communities, question structures which uphold barriers to equal access, and challenge ideologies of ability that affirm ableist notions of social participation. Disability studies also challenges individuals and scholars to analyze the historical, literary, medical, and social understandings of disability to dismantle ableist structures.

Live Performance and Video games

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Institute for the Performing Arts and Film, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Switzerland)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Appropriations, Inspirations and Mutual Transfers

5, 6 and 7th of October 2022

International Online Symposium

 

Organised by 

Réjane Dreifuss (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste,
ZHDK, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland)
Simon Hagemann (Center for Research on Mediation [Crem], Université de Lorraine, France)
Izabella Pluta (Centre d’études théâtrales, CET, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Phot. Blast Theory, « Can you see me now?. Photo by Blast Theory©

Roundtable on “Cross-pollination and Collective Action: Diversity and Decolonization across MLL”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
NeMLA: Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Roundtable on “Cross-pollination and Collective Action: Diversity and Decolonization across MLL”

 

Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) annual convention

Niagara Falls, NY

March 23 - 26, 2023

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022 

NEMLA 2023: Migration and Resilience: Between Hospitality and Hostility

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Emily Eyestone & Liana Pshevorska, Wesleyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

 We invite proposals for a panel entitled, "Migration and Resilience: Between Hospitality and Hostility" for the 2023 NeMLA conference, which will be held in Niagara Falls, New York from March 23-26, 2023. Call for PapersMigration and Resilience: Between Hospitality and Hostility

Strange Temporalities: Gender, Time, and the Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Studies in the Novel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Studies in the Novel seeks submissions for a special issue guest-edited by Angela Du (University of Toronto) and Tara MacDonald (University of Idaho) to be published winter 2023.

Keywords: gender and sexuality, feminist/queer/trans approaches, the novel, time and temporality, narrative theory

50th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2022

February 20-21 (Virtual) – 23-25 2023

 

Featuring Keynotes by Merve Emre & Frenando Operé

MORE KEYNOTES TO COME!

 

Societies in Residence at the LCLC include E. E. Cummings Society, Durrell Society, T. S. Eliot Society, Iris Murdoch Society, International Harold Pinter Society & International Virginia Woolf Society

 

Refugees and Cultures of Resilience

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Resilience is the ability of the human mind and/or body to respond to adverse circumstances, tragedy, trauma, or any other intimidation to emotional and/or physical integrity and its impacts. It is an individual’s retort to any encroachment on one’s self, and establish self- legitimacy in a hostile environment. But is this power of resilience displayed with homogeneity or heterogeneity among and/or across culturally diverse and rich groups? As a context and culture-specific response, resilience is demonstrated in negotiation with factors, such as spatial, sociocultural, and political. Hence, its study is problematized when it is read as a homogeneous response to adversity by individuals from varied backgrounds.

Memory in a Digital Age

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Centre for Memory Studies, IIT Madras
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 3, 2022

Centre for Memory Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
International Conference in Memory Studies

Memory in a Digital Age 
23-25 August 2022

NeMLA panel on Contemporary Queer and Feminist Writing in Canada

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:51pm
North Eastern MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Considering recent literary and critical trends in Canada, this panel aims to provide a space for scholarship on the evolving role of feminist and queer writing in relation to contemporary political and social issues. In a Canadian context where decades of political gains by queer and feminist activists have been accompanied by constant backlash from various conservative political groups, it seems increasingly pressing to emphasize intersections between queer and feminist modes of thinking about identity, sex, sexuality, and binary understandings of gender.

Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 2:53pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2022

 

November 10-12, 2022

*ONLINE*

 

The new Poetry and Poetry Studies area at the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) seeks creative and critical proposals for this year’s annual conference.

 

Recovering the Vampire

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 12:30pm
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2022

Speakers

Professor Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)

Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University)

and featuring a Q&A and dramatic reading by Dacre Stoker

How can vampires help us heal?

In the 125th anniversary year of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this interdisciplinary project examines the continuing history of the vampire from the 19th century to the present and explores how the vampire can function as a cultural figure of recovery, community, and regeneration.

Teaching Composition to ESL/EFL Students (DEADLINE EXTENDED!)

updated: 
Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 7:26pm
Theresa M. Johnson / Troy University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 8, 2022

We welcome submissions for a scholarly conference to be hosted online 29-30 July 2022 by the Troy University Department of English. 

 

Papers may address any aspect of teaching composition to ESL/EFL students, including—but not limited to—the following:

 

  • Theory and practical applications
  • New strategies
  • Development of paragraphs and essays
  • Models and modeling
  • Genres
  • Writing as a process
  • Teaching grammar within the process
  • Language development within the process
  • Digital and multimodal writing
  • Assessments

 

Osmosis: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Human Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 9:35am
Department of English, School of Liberal Arts and Social Science, East Delta University, Chattogram, Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

 

Osmosis: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Human Sciences

Dates: 16 & 17 November 2022

 

Registration fees:

i. International presenter (academics): USD 25 per day for each person

ii. International presenter (graduate-level students only): USD 15 per day for each person

iii. Local presenter (academics): BDT 1500 per day for each person

iv. Local presenter (graduate-level students only): BDT 1000 per day for each person

 

Video Games as a Common Ground - DEADLINE EXTENDED (July 1st, 2022)

updated: 
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 12:09pm
Department of English and Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, University of Zadar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

UPDATE!Due to an increased interest in submitting abstracts for the conference “Video Games as a Common Ground” in the last few days, we are pleased to extend the deadline for the submission and the invitation to participate in the conference. We are now accepting abstracts until July 1st, 2022. If you have already started writing your abstract but have not managed to complete it, now is the time! As always, we are looking forward to your participation in the conference.

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