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Call for Papers: The Pagan Beowulf: Alternatives to the Usual Beowulf

updated: 
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:55pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) 77th Annual Convention

October 10-12 (Thur.-Sat.) at the Westgate Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2024

Odin asked, “Can you Read the Runes?” How to Read the Runic Letters in Part I of Beowulf

updated: 
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:55pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) 77th Annual Convention

October 10-12 (Thur.-Sat.) at the Westgate Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Join us in Las Vegas this October, where we will defy the odds and time, and you can learn how to read some of the 418 (and counting) letter runes found in the first third of Beowulf.

This groundbreaking, ninety-minute session is the first of its kind in teaching how one can detect and decipher between two alphabets that use the same letters, with one being just a letter and the other being a letter that represents a word. Unlike Odin, you will not have to give up an eye.

All attendees will receive a letter rune chart.

_Edith Wharton Review_

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:43pm
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2024

Announcing: “Notes On…” for the Edith Wharton Review (the official refereed journal of the Edith Wharton Society)

Spanish Cultural Studies

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 12:15pm
Permanent Section of the Midwest MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2024

The Spanish Cultural Studies permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA conference in Chicago. Proposals related to any aspect of Spanish Cultural Studies are welcome, but we encourage submissions that explore the conference theme of "Health In/Of the Humanities." Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio to Dr. Kathy Korcheck at korcheckk@central.edu by 22 April 2024. Presentations may be in Spanish or English.  

Interactive Fiction and Storytelling: Past, Present, and Future Directions (Roundtable)

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Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 12:15pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Abstract

ontemporary literary, computer game, and cinematic history are rife with forms of interactive fiction and storytelling. Gamebooks such as the Bantam Choose Your Own Adventure series of children’s books, video games from early text-based games like Zork to more contemporary gaming, and interactive movies of the type becoming increasingly common through streaming technologies, allow for a different kind of relationship between audiences and narratives.

These types of narratives have been read, watched, and played by adults and children alike with increased regularity since the popularization of the form in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Ninth International Gender and Sexuality Conference September 28–29, 2024

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 7:23pm
University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 26, 2024

The International Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference is presented by the Women’s Research Center and the BGLTQ+ Student Center at the University of Central Oklahoma with assistance from the UCO chapter of the National Organization for Women. In tandem, these organizations promote engagement with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality issues.

Special issue of the ADE Bulletin: Undergraduate English Major Advising

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:44pm
Janine Utell / Association of Departments of English / MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The ADE Bulletin is the refereed journal of the Association of Departments of English, published annually by the Modern Language Association. The bulletin is soliciting abstracts for a special issue on advising and mentoring in the undergraduate English major. Publication is scheduled for 2025. Deadline for abstracts: 15 May 2024. Deadline for submission of selected essays: 30 September 2024. Special issue editor: Felicia Jean Steele, associate professor and associate chair of English at The College of New Jersey and Eastern Regent for Sigma Tau Delta.

 

Call for Contributors to the Handbook of Humanities Podcasting

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:31pm
Kim Adams, Saronik Bosu, Beth Kramer and Milan Terlunen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 5, 2024

We’re excited to announce a Call for Contributors to the Handbook of Humanities Podcasting, under contract with Palgrave MacMillan. Contributors will explore how the present-day humanities look different from the perspectives of people who create podcasts and teach podcasting, and what futures for the humanities and its disciplines podcasting can open up. Contributions will consist of a short essay (3000 words) and participation in a podcast recording. 

 

Speaking the Unspeakable: Representing Trauma

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:39pm
Allie Wood Reichert / PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The representation of traumatic experience is a fraught conversation in literary and media studies. Cathy Caruth famously argued for the “unspeakability” of trauma; other scholars such as Naomi Mandel argue that emphasizing the limits of language can inadvertently silence, restrict, and ignore the material and corporeal existence of suffering. This session invites panelists to consider representing and witnessing trauma as acts of translation across the border of un/representability. Although our central question originates in discussions of language and texts, panelists are also encouraged to consider trauma’s appearance across disciplines and forms, such as visual culture, media, and/or performance.

Call for Contributions to Notes from the Field (TPS Collective): Spring 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:17pm
Notes from the Field [TPS Collective]
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is accepting submissions on topics related to teaching and working with primary sources to be featured in peer-reviewed blog posts. While we ask that contributions fall into either our “Reflective Practice” or “Practical How-To” categories, this spring we are open to reviewing submissions from a range of contexts.

Student Engagement with Theory in the Undergraduate and Dual Enrollment Classroom

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:41am
Julia Reade/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Teaching literary analysis invariably includes learning activities involving reading, deciphering, and applying theory to a text understudy. For many undergraduate and dual- or cross-enrolled students, this activity is no small feat. Rather than tossing critical theory to the wayside as "too tough," we persevere! This session seeks presentations from educators who have had varying degrees of success bringing critical theory into their humanities courses. In order to render accessible to students the complex and insightful ideas sandwiched within the academic jargon of critical theory, how are we translating the rigor into palpable bites?

Classics (Latin)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:37am
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

121st PAMLA ConferenceThursday, November 7 - Sunday, November 10, 2024

Proposals:

Please use the PAMLA CFP page and submission system, which can be found here: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/CFP.

 

Teaching Writing in College (SAMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:35am
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 7, 2024

SAMLA 96: CFP for “Teaching Writing in College” Session

November 15–17, 2024

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, FL

 

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:34am
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2024

CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel

MMLA 2024, November 14–16, Chicago, IL

 

General Conference Topic: "Health in/of the Humanities"

 

The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with any aspect of the theme "Health in/of the Humanities" for the 2024 conference. Please find a general description of this theme here: 

 

https://www.midwest-mla.org/call-for-papers

 

PAMLA 2024 Panel CFP: Teaching Against the Anthropocene

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:32am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Please consider submitting a proposal to our panel "Teaching Against the Anthropocene," to take place at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Convention in Palm Springs California (Nov. 7-10, 2024), and please share the cfp with colleagues who might also be interested!

Submit your proposal at this link before April 30th: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/19097

"Teaching Against the Anthropocene" will explore how we translate environmental media into our teaching practices and how we can encourage our students to reflect critically about environmental concepts like the Anthropocene. 

Call for proposals: Board Game Academics 2024 conference and journal

updated: 
Sunday, April 7, 2024 - 10:53am
Board Game Academics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2024

UPDATE: The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 4/22/2024.
ATTN: If you submitted a CFP before April 7, due to a technical issue, please resubmit for consideration by 4/22.

Board Game Academics (BGA) is a journal and conference dedicated to the exploration of critical issues within the distinct yet overlapping communities of tabletop board and role-playing games.

We're now accepting proposals for our 2024 conference and 2025 journal through April 15, 2024. See below for details, or visit our website to learn more: https://boardgameacademics.com/submissions/

Designing Our Future: Humanities-Centered Teaching, Learning, and Thinking in the 21st Century

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Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:26am
Katy Hanggi, Chair & Associate Professor, Dept. of Focused Inquiry, Virginia Commonwealth University / Julianna Grabianowski, Assistant Professor of Business, Doane University / Jared List, Associate Professor of Spanish, Doane University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 26, 2024

Call for Proposals for Special Issue

Interdisciplinary Humanities

 

Designing Our Future:  Humanities-Centered Teaching, Learning, and Thinking in the 21st Century

 

Editors: 

Katy Hanggi, Chair & Associate Professor, Dept. of Focused Inquiry, Virginia Commonwealth University

Julianna Grabianowski, Assistant Professor of Business, Doane University

Jared List, Associate Professor of Spanish, Doane University

 

Taking Survey of The Survey of English Literature

updated: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:24am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Permanent Session: English Literature Pre 1800 I

Panel Topic: Taking Survey of The Survey of English Literature

 

This Permanent Section of the MMLA invites papers, which reflect on the significance of the survey course, past present and future. 

Beyond Trauma : Postmemory in Liquid Time

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:04pm
Department of English, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2024

The Department of English, Sri Venkateswara College invites you to a virtual guest lecture to be delivered by Prof. Marianne Hirsch:

 

Topic: Beyond Trauma: Post Mmeory in Liquid Time

 

About the Speaker:

Marianne Hirsch is a William Peterfield Trent Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at Columbia University. She writes about the transmission of memories of violence across generations, combining feminist theory with memory studies in a global south perspective.

Common Ground: Making Connections in Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:30pm
NYC College of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

The New York City College of Technology (City Tech) Interdisciplinary Studies Committee will host a full-day conference, Common Ground: Making Connections in Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning, on Friday, October 18, 2024. This conference invites individual presentations, panel presentations, short talks, and workshop proposals that include, but are not limited to, the following topics as they relate to interdisciplinary exploration of the latest educational strategies, innovations, and practices.

Mid-Atlantic Review Journal - CFP

updated: 
Monday, March 18, 2024 - 9:20am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

The Mid-Atlantic Review is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published annually by the College English Association Mid-Atlantic Group (CEAMAG). The journal specializes in literary and cultural criticism, discussions of pedagogy, public humanities work, reviews of scholarly books, personal essays concerned with the teaching of English, and creative writing related to the humanities, teaching, or the craft and art of writing. For those who would like a theme to inspire their writing or artwork, you can use this year’s conference theme: Transformations.

The Mid-Atlantic Review believes that scholars and creative writers should be paid for their labor. Authors of published pieces will receive a $20 honorarium and a physical copy of the journal.

Rethinking Body in Medical Humanities

updated: 
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 12:55am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 25, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

Rethinking Body in Medical Humanities

Crisis and Resilience

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:52pm
Michigan College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 21, 2024

       

https://michigancea.org/

 

Call for Papers:  Michigan College English Association Conference on Zoom

Saturday, October 5, 2024

 

Themes:  Crisis and Resilience

 

Featured Speaker: Dawn Burns, fiction writer and memoirist

 

Saving Literary History

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:45pm
Samuel Cohen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

This session considers the place of literary history in English curricula as departments face staffing, funding, and enrollment challenges, asking whether we should continue to teach literary history and, if so, how. The shrinking pains many departments are experiencing, caused by faculty losses and enrollment declines, are making it difficult for them to retain curricular elements that center literary history, such as historical survey courses and period distribution requirements. Alongside these changes are trends in literary study that deemphasize attention to literary history in favor of other modes and objects of study. Possible speaker topics:

--whither literary history

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