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Cultural Representations of Social Reproduction (2024 NeMLA panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:17am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel will focus on cultural representations of social reproduction. Social reproduction theory developed from a Marxist-feminist concern for typically-unwaged labor performed outside the traditional workplace, demonstrating how this “invisible” work is necessary for the reproduction of a capitalist workforce and social relations as well as the maintenance of life itself.

(DEADLINE EXTENDED!) Anger (SCLA, October 5-7, 2023, Philadelphia PA)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 11:24am
Society For Comparative Literature and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

2023 Conference

“Anger”

2023 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

October 5-7, 2023

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District (Hotel)

Philadelphia, PA

Keynote Speaker: Robert J. C. Young

 

South Asian Water Imaginaries in an Era of Environmental Crisis

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:04am
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Department of Liberal Arts, IIT Bhilai

Presents

South Asian Water Imaginaries in an Era of Environmental Crisis

 A graduate student workshop

 Friday, 13 October 2023

 Concept Note & CFP

 

 

Animated Animation

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:02am
NEMLA conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Noticing a lack of interest in animated adaptations, Paul Welles offers to “acknowledge its ability to actually encompass the widest vocabulary of aesthetic and technical expression, and notionally its great capacity to accommodate the broadest range of literary suggestion” (1999, p. 200).

Boundary Struggles: Marxism and Surpluses Now (NeMLA 24)

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:01am
Joshua Gooch, D'Youville University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

In classical accounts of Marxism, surpluses seem to be made only by labor power. Perhaps the most important shift in  contemporary Marxist thought has been to uncover how capitalism appropriates surpluses from non-capitalist systems. As Jason W. Moore explains, capitalism lives off what he calls “the Four Cheaps,” labor, food, energy, raw materials. Capitalism’s surpluses don’t just come from exploitation—that is, the use of the wage to extract surplus value from labor. It also comes from appropriation—that is, taking without paying at all.

Imprisoning Politics

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Monday, June 12, 2023 - 4:11am
Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

According to the US State Department, political imprisonment is what happens elsewhere, “enabled by Orwellian legal systems designed to target peaceful protestors or government critics.” That the US would deny its participation in these processes comes as no surprise. Critics of empire and the carceral state often note that the US does in fact target protestors and imprison opponents, such that the “Orwellian” is everywhere. These critics have also put pressure on the distinction between political prisoners and “common criminals,” arguing that this distinction abjects the members of criminalized populations, whom it relegates to a place outside politics.

55th Annual NeMLA Convention: Surplus, Scarcity, and the Trials of the Translator

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 3:53pm
Rebecca Thompson / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The act of translation is often discussed in terms of possession: what is lost, what is revealed, who can claim ownership of a text, and to what extent. It is possible, however, that a more enlightening conversation around translation theory and practice could be had if we shifted our focus from questions of ownership to questions of surplus and scarcity. In an age of globalization where translation is often maligned as useless and mechanized, the field of translation studies must push itself towards inclusive discussions of its most human aspects. To what extent should the translator's work be visible? How do translators negotiate the complexities of excess and lack, "too-much-ness" and "not-enough-ness," when mediating a text?

The Difficulties of Solidarity

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 3:51pm
Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

This issue of Critical Times probes the question of solidarity—its subjects, horizons, difficulties, and limits. In some social-theoretical accounts, solidarity is a force that coheres subjects, holds them together in one community, and coordinates their aspirations, sympathies, or interests in perfect unity. Solidarity, in other words, transcends differences to generate unity; indeed, it converts difference into sameness. And when such differences persist or reappear in new forms, solidarity is said to be in danger or to have failed. Yet this is neither the only archive nor the only horizon of solidarity.

Cormac McCarthy: When the Man Comes Around | Kritikos – Intertheory Press | Online International Conference | 15 November 2023

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 2:51pm
Kritikos/Intertheory Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

Cormac McCarthy: When the Man Comes Around (2023) is a one-day conference to be held on November 15, 2023 regarding the work of Cormac McCarthy (July 30, 1933 –).

Papers are invited that touch on his characteristic treatment of a variety of subjects within his body of work: masculinity, femininity and Stoicism (analytic and continental), writing, living and dying; the ontology, epistemology and literature of fate and identity; war and peace, film adaptations of his work, politics and sovereignty, science fiction, extreme phenomena (e.g. COVID-19, UFOs/UAPs, Earth’s heating climate, A.I., etc.), art, fiction and narrative, violence, law, power, metaphysics, critical inquiry and so on. 

 

"Rhetorical Theory" Panel (PAMLA 2023) [Extended Deadline]

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 6:55am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

PAMLA 2023 RHETORICAL THEORY PANEL

CALL FOR PAPERS -- EXTENDED DEADLINE

 

“Rhetorical Theory”
Portland, October 26-29th

Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack (USC)

Abstract

This panel will explore recent movements in rhetorical theory writ large, either in connection with or apart from composition theory and practice. Special attention will be given to proposals that engage with the conference's theme.

Description

LGBTQ Studies at MAPACA

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 6:50am
Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The LGBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.

Research in this area uses interdisciplinary ways of thinking to understand the development and construction of sexual identity and the diversity of sexuality in society. We seek papers from contemporary, critical, or historical perspectives.

Topics of interest include:

• Apps and dating in the digital age

• “Bury your gays,” queerbaiting, and television representation

• Drag culture and performance

• Femininities, masculinities, intersections of gender and sexuality

• Gaymers

• Globalization, tourism, and queer migration

• LGBTQ Cinema

26th Generative Art international Conference

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 6:41am
Argenia Assocition, Rome, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

GENERATIVE ART 2023
C A L L - F O R - P A P E R / P O S T E R / A R T W O R K S / P E R F O R M A N C E

“Let me walk to the edge of the genre ” Ben Lerner’s Poetry, Fiction, criticism and artistic collaborations June 28 - July 1 2023 Paris, France

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 7:06am
Cergy Paris/ Université de Paris Cité / University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

 

 

E X T E N D E D  D E A D L I N E ! 

 “Let me walk to the edge of the genre[1]

     Ben Lerner’s Poetry, Fiction, criticism and artistic collaborations

June 28  - July 1 2023

Paris, France

 

https://benlernerparisconference2023.weebly.com/ 

 

Fraker Graduate Conference (University of Michigan, Oct. 6-7, 2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 11:15am
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

We are very excited to share our Call for Papers for the 2023 Charles F. Fraker Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. This year’s conference will be titled, "Dis/continuities: Unsettling Memory and Time" and will take place on October 6 and 7, 2023.

Extended Deadline: Indigenous Speculative Fiction (PAMLA 2023)

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Sunday, June 4, 2023 - 4:54am
Carlos Tkacz / University of Nevada, Las Vegas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Speculative Fiction has become the space in which imaginings of the future proliferate, not totally free of the specter of history, but free from the fatalism that subaltern communities often are forced to cope with under the weight of that history. As such, Indigenous writers, both in the US and in the rest of the world, have turned to the genre as a way to construct futurisms of survivance and resistance. Because settler histories work towards indigenous erasure, the question of individual and communal autonomy is central. In this context, Speculative Fiction has become a key component in the Indigenous fight to regain personal and communal autonomy from narratives of erasure and abjection.

 

"Rhetorical Theory" Panel (PAMLA 2023)

updated: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 11:49pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

PAMLA 2023 RHETORICAL THEORY PANEL

CALL FOR PAPERS -- EXTENDED DEADLINE

 

“Rhetorical Theory”
Portland, October 26-29th

Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack (USC)

Abstract

This panel will explore recent movements in rhetorical theory writ large, either in connection with or apart from composition theory and practice. Special attention will be given to proposals that engage with the conference's theme.

Description

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Radical Humanism

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 10:45am
Department of Arts & Human Sciences at Northern New Mexico College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Radical Humanism

call for papers

 

Deadline for Submissions: May 31, 2023. Extended to June 30, 2023.

 

Decision: July 31, 2023

 

Name of Organization: The Department of Arts & Human Sciences at Northern New Mexico College

 

Conference Chair: Robert Beshara

 

Date: September 8-9, 2023

 

Time: 8 am – 5 pm

 

Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Oga Po’geh, Nuevo México, Turtle Island

 

The Materiality of Excess

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
NEMLA 2024 CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

What does "too much" feel like? 

The slimy or gelatinous texture elicits a sense of disgust in some, while others experience pleasure and luxuriousness. Excess can also manifest as waste and pollution: the plastic gyre in the ocean's center; the sticky, musky sensation on one's skin amidst smog. The materiality of excess can also be defined by the marginalized, commodified bodies that become sites of extraction as their labor, organs, and corporeal bodies enter global capital circulation. This session invites papers exploring the materiality of excess – its affect, texture, aesthetics, and politics – to engage with the realm of otherness. 

Possible areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to:

As If, But Differently: Meditations on the Realisms of Our Times, 1-2 December 2023, Sofia University

updated: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 5:08am
Department of English and American Studies, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023

As If, But Differently: Meditations on the Realisms of Our Times

01 – 02 December 2023

St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia

  

A forum dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the

Department of English and American Studies &

the 135th anniversary of St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia

 

Keynote Speakers

Interweaving Anthropology, Science, and Narrative: Postanthropocentric Mappings in the era of Climate Crises.

updated: 
Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 1:06pm
Dr Saswat Samay Das / Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Call for Papers

CEP International Conference

Interweaving Anthropology, Science, and Narrative: Postanthropocentric Mappings in the era of Climate Crises.

Event dates: 1st to 3rd November 2023 

Place: Department of Humanities and Social  Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

Extended Abstract Deadline: 30 September, 2023

 

This conference organised by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur in association with University of Oldenburg, Germany and IMIS Bhubaneswar, India can be attended both through online and offline mode.

Notes from the Nile: Egypt in the Long Nineteenth Century

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Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:52am
Ross Conway / University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

This is a Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA) Study Day at the University of Birmingham (UK) on 15 September 2023.

KEYNOTE: Dr Eleanor Dobson (Associate Prof in English Literature at the University of Birmingham) Paper Title TBC

WORKSHOP: Dr Leire Olabarria (Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Birmingham) will run a session onthe amassing of Egyptian collections in the long nineteenth century, with a focus on Britain and the Eton-Myers Collection.

Affect Theories and Short Fiction PAMLA CFP

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Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:52am
Ashley Ecklund / University of Oregon
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

There are numerous descriptions of affect within literary criticism, including those focused on the human psyche, reader or author contexts, time-spaces and places, non-human vibrance, and the notion that affect involves yet exceeds us. Since this year's PAMLA theme is "Shifting Perspectives," a panel with more than one understanding of affect is fitting. Whether you study Sara Ahmed, Brian Massumi, Lauren Berlant, Sianne Ngai, Gillies Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Jenny Sharpe, Claire Colebrook, Eve Sedgwick, Rei Terada, Hsuan L. Hsu, or any of the growing number of theorists which address affect in their work, this panel is for you!

CFP Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance: Hope in a Posthuman Landscape

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:50am
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Co-Chairs:
Stefano Boselli, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (stefano.boselli[at]unlv.edu)
Sarah Lucie, New York University (slucie[at]gradcenter.cuny.edu)

This year’s ASTR conference theme of Hope is compelling, and our session will be focused on what hope means in a posthuman framework. This may be an opportunity to workshop an idea for an article or book, in a friendly group of like-minded scholars.

This online session will be scheduled during the first week of December and proposal submissions should go through the ASTR website:

 

Reading Violence and Trauma in Asia and the World: Call for Contributions

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:47am
Yiru Lim
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2023

Title: Reading Violence and Trauma in Asia and the World

Series: Routledge Literary Studies in Social Justice

Expected Completion date: 31 May 2024

Expected Publication date: Second half of 2024

 

Deadline Extended - FAILED STATE: Boundaries, Current Cases, Practical Issues

updated: 
Monday, May 15, 2023 - 6:29pm
Istanbul University Faculty of Political Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

 

International ConferenceFAILED STATE: Boundaries, Current Cases, Practical Issues

 

6-7 October, 2023
Istanbul University Faculty of Political Sciences
Istanbul, Türkiye

 

Republic of Literature, Literature of Republic

updated: 
Friday, May 12, 2023 - 3:46am
Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey, Nesir: Journal of Literary studies will dedicate its fifth issue to the theme of “Republic of Literature, Literature of Republic.” In this issue, the journal delves into Turkey’s republican experience and its manifestations and effects on fictional and non-fictional literary productions, as well as their reception, in comparison to similar experiences in other countries. In addition to examining the relationship between literature and politics, the issue encourages critical, historical, and interdisciplinary perspectives to be applied to the concept of the “autonomy of literature.”

Rethinking the (Post-)Socialist Body. Art, Theory & Politics

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 10:33am
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, MPI
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Rethinking the (Post-)Socialist Body. Art, Theory & Politics Transdisciplinary workshop at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, organised by Hana Gründler (KHI-MPI) and Magdalena Nieslony (Universität Wien) 

28-30 September 2023

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