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Ecological (In)hospitality in the 20th and 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 10:32am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Ambiguous and paradoxical, the concept of hospitality has been extensively explored in its social, political, and ethical dimensions. In his cycle of seminars on hospitality (1995-97), Jacques Derrida reconstructs hospitality’s conceptual history, highlights its complexities and contradictions, and underlines the imbrication between hospitality and hostility. Building on Derrida’s reflections, works such as Rosello’s Postcolonial Hospitality: The Immigrant as Guest (2001), McNulty’s The Hostess: Hospitality, Femininity, and the Expropriation of Identity (2006), and Baker’s Hospitality and World Politics (2013) have considered the global, transnational, and gender aspects of hospitality.

“This shabby piece of equipment”: Modernism and Artificial Intelligence

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 4:42pm
International Lawrence Durrell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

“This shabby piece of equipment”: Modernism and Artificial Intelligence

 

Session sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society

 

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900

 

 

The International Lawrence Durrell Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on artificial intelligence in the modernist era. Potential subjects include:

 

Poetic Movements

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 12:46am
ACLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The poetic term “strophe” carries a long-standing implication of movement. It refers to the first part of an ode and is defined as a unit of movement with a song performed in Ancient Greek Tragedy by the chorus as it turned one way (strophe), then another (antistrophe) and then stood in its track (epode). In subsequent definitions, it came to be associated with the song of troubadours and became known for its flexibility in discussing poetic performance with music, dance, gesture and breath. Apart from strophe, movement is also implied in the description of other poetic terms.

(Dis)embodied Forms

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:41pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

By all accounts, we are living in a new age of form in literary criticism: the last decade has seen a slew of monographs, articles, and special issues devoted to what Jonathan Kramnick and Anahid Nersessian have called “the millennial reboot of formalism,” (Kramnick and Nersessian 2017, 652) one largely devoted to the political revivification of form. While these projects vary widely, they are united, in some ways, by a major omission: the body.

Magazines of the Air: Radio and the Making of Postcolonial Literatures

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:32pm
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Remembering “the magic of the B.B.C. box” long after he had left for London, George Lamming described the event of a Caribbean Voices broadcast: “West Indian writers would meet in the same house and listen to these programmes,” absorbing “the curriculum for a serious all-night argument” and then wrangling “among themselves and against the absent English critic.” With venues for print often vanishingly small, radio assumed an outsized importance for postcolonial writers in the middle of the twentieth century, offering larger audiences, steadier remuneration, and programming with a generative mix of stories, poems, drama, and criticism. How did wireless outlets, and networks, shape literatures emerging from the protracted end of European empires?

CEA War Literature and Trauma Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 11:29pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

War Literature and Trauma (CEA 3/21/24–3/23/24)

deadline for submissions: 

November 1, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

College English Association (CEA)

contact email for questions:

andrea.vannort@afacademy.af.edu

Subject: Call for Papers: War Literature and Trauma at CEA 2024

Call for Papers, War Literature and Trauma at CEA 2024

March 21-23, 2024 | Atlanta, GA

Call for Proposals: The Films of Michael Cimino

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 11:47am
Benjamin Halligan / University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

This proposed edited collection on Michael Cimino will represent the first, full critical engagement with the work of this divisive figure: acclaimed and lionised with The Deer Hunter (1979 Oscars for Directing and, presented by John Wayne, Best Picture), dismissed and demonised with Heaven’s Gate, condemned for The Year of the Dragon, and marginalised and forgotten thereafter, only to be haltingly reappraised shortly before his death in 2016 (with tributes at the Venice and Locarno film festivals).

Call for Proposals: The Films of Bernardo Bertolucci

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:53am
Benjamin Halligan / University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

The work of Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018), in its preoccupations, scope and politics, exemplifies that of the post-war generation of radical European auteurs: initial films made in the shadow of Neo-Realism, and under the influence of the French New Wave (The Grim Reaper, Before the Revolution); a full embrace of the events of 1968 (Partner, Agonia); a late modernist art cinema that interrogated the scandal of Italian war-time history and exerted a profound influence on other film-makers – particularly those of New Hollywood (The Conformist, The Spider’s Stratagem); a global “success de scandale” with Last Tango in Paris, which was still in the headlines half a century later, via #MeToo; a particularly 1970s

Modernism, India and the Colonial Gaze

updated: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 9:34am
Department of English, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023

Greetings!
We hope this message finds you well. We are delighted to announce that the Department of English at Daulat Ram College, under the aegis of IQAC, invites papers for an International Conference on “Modernism, India and the Colonial Gaze” to be held in New Delhi on February 1-2, 2024.

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

Speculative Fiction and Futurism in the Middle East and North Africa

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:18am
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In a 2015 multimedia manifesto titled “Towards Arabfuturism/s” the Jordanian artist Sulaïman Majali writes that “Arabfuturism/s, like most creative provocations, is born of counter-culture” in which “notions of belonging are constantly challenged by the strangers, the marginalised, the outsiders: workers, rebels, immigrants, artists who see from the margins– looking in – that there is no homogenous culture or identity.” For Majali, like many contemporary artists interrogating the possibilities and limits of futurity amidst ecological, territorial, existential, and ideological states of crisis, -futurism “signifies a defiant cultural break, a projection forward into what is, beyond ongoing eurocentric, hegemonic narrativ

Katherine Mansfield and London

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 6:54am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

*BOTH CREATIVE AND CRITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS WELCOME*CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 16 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
on the theme ofKatherine Mansfield and LondonEditors

NeMLA 2024 CfP - Beyond the Void: Exploring Grief, Loss, and Trauma in Literary Landscapes

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the realm of literature, grief and loss have always occupied a profound space, weaving their intricate threads through the narratives of countless tales. From the ancient Greek tragedies to contemporary works, the exploration of human suffering and its aftermath has captivated the imaginations of readers and critics alike. However, delving deeper into the recesses of these literary landscapes, we encounter a concept that extends beyond the boundaries of ordinary grief—a surplus of grief that emerges, often unyielding and overwhelming, in the face of profound loss and trauma.

All Work, No Play

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:13pm
The University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2023

Deadline Extended: ALL WORK, NO PLAY
Please send proposals by August 14 2023

This is a symposium on pedagogy and the pedagogical imaginary presented by the English and Theatre Studies Program at The University of Melbourne and generously supported by the Shakespeare 400 Trust and the ETS program.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Claire Hansen, The Australian National University

Date: Tuesday 28th of November 2023

Attendance: in-person on the Parkville Campus and virtually via Zoom

https://allworknoplaysymposium.wordpress.com/

Call for Papers: The Routledge Companion to Ernest Hemingway

updated: 
Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 3:22pm
Dr. Verna Kale / The Routledge Companions
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Call for Papers: The Routledge Companion to Ernest Hemingway

 

The Routledge Literature Companions feature newly-commissioned work from an international team of contributors in exciting areas of literary studies.  The essays in this volume, written in clear and jargon-free prose, are intended for both students and scholars, providing a comprehensive overview while introducing emerging scholarship. The Routledge Companion to Ernest Hemingway, edited by Verna Kale, is currently under contract. 

 

Modernism in American Literature: A (Re)consideration

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:06pm
Jeff Birkenstein / Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

CFP: Modernism in American Literature:

A (Re)consideration

Proposals due August 31, 2023

Note on Updated Proposal:

We currently have most of the selections made, and essays in process, for a volume on re-considering Modernism with regard to American literature. We are, however, still looking for a small handful of high-quality proposals to fill out a few remaining chapters in the project.

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SAMLA 2023: Bad Art

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:05pm
Ian Afflerbach, George Porter Thomas
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2023

Scholarship on the politics of literature has, in recent decades, increasingly come to focus on
whether texts from the past conform to the values of the present. Some texts are praised for
modeling, even anticipating, our own progressive values, while others are subject to critique for
the way they ignore, license, or justify forms of inequity, injustice, and subordination. This
disciplinary impulse has come to seem not only justified, but natural. Yet it has also resulted in a
growing corpus of books being dismissed or maligned within the academy, books that are
crucially still being read and revered outside the academy. We call this “bad art” because we

Williams/Levertov, Levertov/Williams 1923–2023: Confluences

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:00pm
Esther Sánchez-Pardo / Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 21, 2023

This conference celebrates the relationship between two influential American poets, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) and Denise Levertov (1923-1997). It aims to explore the shared views, poetics, and engagement with history and social reality in the works of Williams and Levertov, as well as their differences and divergences.

Overtones Ege Journal of English Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 4:00pm
Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

OVERTONES EGE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS
Annual deadline: September 15

Mediated Ruins in Contemporary Landscapes of the Americas

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2023 - 12:07pm
Cornell University NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Mediated Ruins in Contemporary Landscapes of the Americas

chairs: Paulo Lorca Fuentealba (Cornell University) and Ashley Edlund-Chescheir (Cornell University)

Join us in Boston for NEMLA, March 7th-10th, 2024

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Children in the Fiction and Photography of Eudora Welty

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:27pm
Eudora Welty Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 6, 2023

The Eudora Welty Society welcomes proposals for papers for a special session (traditional format) addressing representations of children, childhood, or childness in Welty’s fiction, nonfiction, and/or photography. Considering relationships of such representations to the conference theme of in/security is especially welcome, though not required. Please submit a 300-word abstract and brief biographical statement by July 7 to Katherine Henninger at Louisiana State University, kth@lsu.edu.

Virginia Woolf & Ecologies II

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:16pm
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Virginia Woolf & Ecologies II
Fall Symposium on Virginia Woolf
October 20th – 22nd, 2023
On Zoom
https://v-woolf-society.com/virginia-woolf-ecologies-ii-cfp/

 

Ecology (noun): ecol·​o·​gy |  \ i-ˈkä-lə-jēn. 

plural ecologies

1a: The branch of biology that deals with the relationships between living organisms and their environment. Also: the relationships themselves, esp. those of a specified organism.

1c: In extended use: the interrelationship between any system and its environment; the product of this.

The Review of English and American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 2:16pm
The English and American Literature Association (EALA), Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

The Review of English and American Literature

 

Call for Papers

 


 

Narrative Fiction and its Alternatives Forms (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:20pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the academic world, there is a constant exploration of new forms, genres, philosophies, and directions—reworking established concepts and creating new ones. While storytelling initially existed in verbal speech and gestures, modern mediums such as novels, comics, films, and video games have expanded the narrative landscape. Focusing on novelistic fiction, this panel explores their evolution, and more particularly, the proliferation of genres within them.

While traditional novels consist of a single story, short story collections, and anthologies diverge from this format, offering a unifying theme and a unique, flexible format that allows ideas and themes to be conveyed from different angles without the need for a cohesive plot.

NeMLA 2024: Narrative Surplus, Literary Specificity, and the Modernist Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 1:17pm
Jack Quirk / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

 

Narrative Surplus, Literary Specificity, and the Modernist Novel at NeMLA, March 7-10, 2024 Boston, MA Host: Tufts University, School of Arts and Sciences.

What would it mean to think of a novel’s depiction of thoughts, ideas, or emotions as surplus to its plot? What details—historical, social, political—are lost if we think of narrative information as mere details and therefore surplus to literary meaning? Once we extract all essential facts, what is left for the critic to make sense of?

ABC Studies Journal, silver jubilee edition

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 1:18pm
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2023

Call for Papers

 

Silver Jubilee Issue: 25 Years of American, British and Canadian Studies: Lofty Aspirations, Protean Visions, Ongoing Quests

 

 

Deadline: 10 June 2024

 

Guest Editors:

 

Charlotte Beyer, University of Gloucestershire

 

Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth

 

Sean Matthews, University of Nottingham                     

 

 

 

Special Issue Consultants:

 

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