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NYU 2023 Cinema Studies Conference: After After

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:25pm
NYU Tisch Cinema Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

How do we build after our foundations have been shaken? How do we create images after the afterimage? When four graduate students came together to plan a conference, we realized that we shared a methodological and utopian vision for our field. We have been trained to dismantle images, methods, and structures, but what we long for is to create, sketch, build, make, affirm and fabulate. We cherish the tactics of critique and deconstruction that came after the foundations, but we now find ourselves reaching for different tools, ones that can help us draw a new blueprint. With “AfterAfter,”wewish to create a venue for scholars who are also interested in generative, affirmative, and speculative methodologies for the study of cinema and media.

Feeling in the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Friday, October 21, 2022 - 12:27pm
Romance, Revolution, and Reform
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 6, 2022

CfP: Feeling in the Long Nineteenth Century

Romance, Revolution, and Reform Conference

Cambridge, UK, 13-14th January 2023

My Boss is an AI: AI and the Transformation of Home-Based Work

updated: 
Friday, October 21, 2022 - 9:58am
Digital Cultures & Societies, University of Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022

MY BOSS IS AN AI: AI AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF HOME-BASED WORK

Call for Contributions to a Special Section in the International Journal of Communication

Edited by Luke Munn, Digital Cultures and Societies, University of Queensland

 

Cybernetic Poetics and New Approaches to Understanding Literature

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 10:37pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

2023 ACLA CFP: Cybernetic Poetics and New Approaches to Understanding Literature

We are organizing a seminar called “Cybernetic Poetics and New Approaches to Understanding Literature” for the 2023 American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, which will take place in Chicago March 16-19, 2023. If you are interested in joining us, we will need an abstract (around 25o words) with title submitted to our seminar via the ACLA online portal by October 31, 2022. Please feel free to reach out to the organizers with questions!

Call for Papers ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies

updated: 
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 5:53am
ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Call for Papers

ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies

ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies invites submissions for the second issue of the journal - a general issue on literature, theatre and culture studies.

Special Issue: Epistemologies of 20th Century French Literature

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 12:33pm
Anne McConnell, West Virginia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

This is a call for paper submissions to a special issue of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Literature.  Here is the topic description:

Queer/Trans Historical Linguistics

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:22am
Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Call for Papers for a Session at the 29th Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference

March 9-11, 2023, Boise State University, Boise Idaho

 

Session focus: Queer/Trans Historical Linguistics

Session organizers : William Leap (American U/Florida Atlantic U) and David Peterson (U Nebraska at Omaha)

Queer and Trans Historical Linguistics (QTHL) is a rapidly emerging subfield in Language, Gender and Sexuality Studies. We now have a rich archive of information to show queer language can be explored historically, and to show that historical linguistic inquiry can address queer themes relevant to discussions of discourse and text in the present time.

Failure in/and American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:15am
Jasleen Singh, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

CFP: Failure in/and American Literature 

American Literature Association, 2023 Conference, May 25-28, Boston  

Jasleen Singh (University of Toronto) and Ross Bullen (OCAD University)  

 

Call for Papers ETKI's Third Issue

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:12am
Call for Papers ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

 

ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies

ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies invites submissions for the second issue of the journal - a general issue on literature, theatre and culture studies.

ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies is an open access peer- reviewed academic journal that serves as a forum for multi- and interdisciplinary discussions across literature, theatre and culture studies, providing academicians, scholars, professionals and students with the opportunity to disseminate their research to a diverse audience of peers and professionals.

The Ecocritical First Person

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:09am
American Society for the Study of Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

This CFP is for a guaranteed panel sponsored by the Thoreau Society
2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”
July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon

Mixed Race Shakespeares

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:08am
Adele Lee, Emerson College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Pursuing new directions in the subject of Shakespeare and race and addressing some of the gaps in current conversations about representation, casting, performance, diversity and inclusion, Mixed Race Shakespeares explores the ways in which Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) might offer alternative readings of the plays and complicate certain trajectories and terminologies. More specifically, this collection aims to challenge hypodescent and monoracial norms, destabilize official racial categories/designations and advance the study of topics such as racial mixing, racial passing, interraciality, biracialism, multiracialism, transracialism and ethnoracialism.

ACLA: Unfinished : The Theory and Praxis of Incompletion

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 2:56pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Organizers: Madeleine Reddon (Loyola University Chicago) and Jeff Noh (Clark University)

ACLA: Human Rights Literature and the Politics of Responsibility

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:45pm
American Comparative Literature Association 2023 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

In recent decades, human rights have risen to prominence as a “dominant discourse for addressing issues of social justice” (Swanson Goldberg and Schultheis Moore 2012, 4). Scholars have demonstrated (and interrogated) the role that literature has played in human rights’ ascension–from the novel’s progressive expansion of the category of the “human” (Hunt 2007), to the widespread (albeit compromised) liberal belief that conveying narratives of suffering to concerned publics can promote justice (Schaffer and Smith 2004), to the evidence that “human rights bestsellers” shore up American militarism and neoliberal imperialism (Anker 2012). 

Borders of New Earth: Blue Ecocriticism, Geophilosophy and Decoloniality

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:42pm
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Very few attempts have been made so far to decolonize the expanse of Blue Humanities, yet it stands as an ensemble of creative renewals. With Ian Buchanan’s ‘Must we eat Fish’ we get to encounter the topography of such renewals. With his essay Buchanan effects a relation between ‘the foundational non-humanity of our being’ and oceans while Probyn, whose standpoint he critiques, seeks a persistence of exploitative humanist relationality with the same in the guise of “amplifying the level of felt relatedness to it”.

ACLA Seminar: Genre Theory Today

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:09pm
Martin Aagaard Jensen, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Scholars have turned to genre as both method and topic in recent years. It has arisen as a heuristic for literary sociologists, feminist critics and race theorists. At the same time, critics observe a so-called “genre turn” in the contemporary novel, noting that generic forms have begun to transgress into the domain of literary fiction.

UPDATE: The Literature of Plasticity (ACLA 2023 -- March 16-19)

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:08pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

Catherine Malabou places her signature concept of “plasticity” within the material encounters between the Kantian, Hegelian, and Derridean threads of the continental philosophical tradition and emerging developments in neuroscience, epigenesis, and political organization. Her recent work has demonstrated the relevance of these encounters to fields as diverse as trauma studies, gender and queer studies, hermeneutics, anarchism, postcolonialism, artificial intelligence, evolution, anthropogenic climate change, sexuality, and affect studies, to name just a few.

CFP for Proposed ACLA Seminar: “Global Literary History and Peter J. Kalliney’s The Aesthetic Cold War (2022)”

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:05pm
Jap-Nanak Makkar, University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

It is a commonly adopted procedure within postcolonial studies to situate literary objects of the colony in relation to the cultural heritage of the colonizer. Whether read under the “writing back” rubric, or as instances of “hybridity” and “creolization,” postcolonial texts are commonly conceived in terms of an exchange taking place between center and periphery. But recent work on “the global cold war” (Westad 2005) promises to overturn conventional protocol. As a result of this paradigm, we have begun to view the postwar years as characterized by a global contest between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

CFP: Journal of Class & Culture special edition: Class and Contemporary UK Film and Television.

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:53pm
Journal of Class & Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2023

CFP: Journal of Class & Culture special edition: Class and Contemporary UK Film and Television.

The Journal of Class & Culture is a peer-reviewed journal bringing a cultural dimension to the analysis of class, and a class optic to the understanding of culture. This special edition follows on from a conference in July and focusses on class and contemporary UK film and television. Papers are invited that explore the intersection of capital, contemporary UK film and tv, and class-orientated research within contexts of production, formal qualities, and consumption.

Spatial Innovations in Rhetoric and Writing

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:46pm
Eric Detweiler and Nate Kreuter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

CFP: Spatial Innovations in Rhetoric and Writing (edited collection)

 

Reading Literary Institutions around 1900

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:39am
American Comparative Literature Association 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

To confront literary institutions means to confront paradoxes at every level. Institutionalization is the enemy of “real” literature and art, avant-gardists and critical theorists will tell you. Institutions standardize, constrain, and exclude while they assign value and invite critique. Conversely, there is no literature without institutionalization: it is only through institutional frameworks that we can communicate about literature as an observable phenomenon at all. And often, the fiercest critics of institutions are in turn the savviest institution-builders.

ACLA 2023 panel on "Humor and Amusement in Translation: Not Losing it"

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:30am
American Comparative Literature Association 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

In a world gradually opening itself to diversity, cultural perceptions are greatly influenced by translation of emotions, and their expressions in public discourse and art. But what happens when humor is translated? Humor in literary discourse harnesses amusement arising from perception of differences and/or contrasts, and as such, it is especially challenging to ensure that it retains its amusing quality despite the change in linguistic and cultural registers of perception.

A Ponderous Hush: the Poetics and Politics of Silence

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:20am
Northeastern MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Our seminar “A Ponderous Hush: the Poetics and Politics of Silence” approaches silence in a way that can synthesize and deconstruct the overlaps between silence as a concept and as an act, aiming to confront silence's poetics and politics. In an attempt to disengage the topic from views which forefront silence's negativity (as in the "unsayable" or semantic contents which lie outside the sufficient operations of language), we want to interrogate silence as "tacere"/"Schweigen" (the voluntary act of remaining quiet) and "silere"/"Stille" (the absence of sound).

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

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:19am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 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.

Identity Remains (NeMLA 2023 Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 12:58pm
Jess Shollenberger (Bryn Mawr College)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

[abstract deadline extended]

54th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2023, in Niagara Falls, New York

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