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NeMLA 2023: Feminist Rewritings: Document, Archive, History (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This panel examines creative feminist rewritings, revisions, and fabrications of non-fictional and documentary sources.

Papers are welcome on the following topics:

- Creative and critical uses of archival and documentary sources in feminist literature
- Fabricated archival and documentary genres in feminist literature
- The political, ethical, and social dimensions of feminist “rewriting”
- Erasure, palimpsest, collage, mixed media, and/or other formal experimentation as feminist strategy
- Feminist counterfactual histories and counter-narratives
- Feminist approaches to the archive and archival studies
- Any other themes relevant to the topic

The Poetics of Space

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The 2023 NeMLA conference will take place on March 23 - 26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, New York. Abstracts can be submitted at the link below.

Abstract

Resilience and Collective Action Versus the Empowered Neoliberal Self

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
NeMLA 2023- Dr. Matthew Ussia - Duquesne University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Resilience and Collective Action Versus the Empowered Neoliberal Self 

[A Panel at NeMLA 2023, Niagra Falls, NY: March 23-26, 2023]

Public and private life in the 21st Century hurts. Our daily doomscroll informs us that our sense of belonging in the world, our values as scholars are fading away from the larger public discourse. Mark Fisher’s notion of “the slow cancellation of the future” echoes a collective feeling that doing just about anything is an act of tremendous resilience. The question is how does resilience echo neoliberalism or reject it?

"Policing Spatial Imaginaries and the Body Politic"

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Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Narrative representations of migration can be more overtly symbolic or, perhaps, non-literal or metaphorical insofar as origin and destination are not strictly spatial or geographical categories, but, rather, categories of an ontological dimension such as identity. While migrations of identity, for example, entail the crossing of metaphorical borders, this panel wishes to explore how they also include a spatial dimension, insofar as they are articulated through spatial difference, across literal as well as symbolic boundaries and borders. Conversely, “literal,” that is to say, conventionally spatial migrations are (always?) themselves imbricated with symbolic migration, even when not explicitly thematized as such.

Time, Locality, and the Patterns of Life in Shakespearean Romance

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 2:44pm
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

119th PAMLA Conference. Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.

Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Special Session: "Time, Locality, and the Patterns of Life in Shakespearean Romance.”

Chair: Alfred J. Drake, CSU Fullerton (Retired).

Abstract

THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES TODAY (ELALT 6)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 4:49am
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES, FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD

is happy to announce

THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES TODAY (ELALT 6)

October 29-30, 2022

The conference will be held ONLINE and is FREE OF CHARGE.

Conference sections:

Formal Approaches to Embedding (Invited speaker: Boban Arsenijević, University of Graz)

New Words and Dictionaries in Theory and Practice (Invited speaker: Tvrtko Prćić, University of Novi Sad)

Literature, Culture and Nostalgia (Invited speaker: Antonija Primorac, University of Rijeka)

TRUST AND UNCERTAINTY: PERSPECTIVES FROM LINGUISTICS AND LITERARY STUDIES (5–6 MAY 2023)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 2:14am
University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

University of Fribourg (Switzerland), 5–6 May 2023

This two-day conference will explore the notions of trust and uncertainty in linguistics and literary studies. Trust and certainty are crucial aspects of knowledge and its production, covering/in relation with a range of phenomena among which authority, authenticity, faith, evidence, manipulation, and falseness. Following the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, many of these aspects – information and misinformation, the role of the expert, conspiracy theories – have gained acute prominence. However, this conference will draw much wider circles, taking into account historical developments and diverse aesthetic approaches to these topics.

Call for Papers: The Language of Trees, Forests, and Nature

updated: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 9:26am
Deciduloma - An Academic Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Call for Papers: The Language of Trees, Forests, and Nature

Deciduloma, Volume 1

Deadline: September 15th 

Sometimes rare moments and experiences require new words, so we created the word deciduloma to mean "a visceral reawakening, as if rising from an emotional coma in which you become reintroduced to a beautiful part of yourself long since forgotten or thought to have been permanently lost." 

There are many ways of experiencing this type of "visceral reawakening." One of those ways is through nature. For our inaugural issue, we welcome essays that engage with different aspects of nature through literature, film and television, and other forms of visual medium. 

'The Social Hieroglyphic': Modernist Reading Practices and their Afterlives

updated: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 9:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023 Convention)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Anticipating notions of modern cryptography, Marx famously observed in Capital Vol. I, that value “does not have its description branded on its forehead; it rather transforms every product of labour into a social hieroglyphic.” Therefore, to understand the “product of [this] labour”--the commodity form–we must learn how to read (as in, decode) the “social hieroglyphic.” Reading, for Marx, thus becomes a site of significant contention as it leads to the making and unmaking of our social world. This panel seeks to examine ways in which the modernist era encountered processes of “social hieroglyph[y]” in the literary marketplace and turned the act of reading into a distinct practice with serious stakes.

Call for Papers-Vol. 4, Issue 1

updated: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 9:26am
International Review of Literary Studies- IRLS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Call for Papers-International Review of Literary Studies

Call for Papers:

Upcoming Volum 4, Issue 1 January-June 2022

International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega, issue 24

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:56pm
Centro Ramón Piñeiro para a Investigación en Humanidades
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 24, 2022

Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega (CFG), an international journal on phraseological and paremiological research edited by Centro Ramón Piñeiro para a Investigación en Humanidades (Xunta de Galicia), is seeking submissions of contributions for its twenty-fourth issue. Even though the deadline is permanently open, only manuscripts received by October 24, 2022 will be considered for issue 24. 

CFP--Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies Vol. 49 No. 1 “Culture Chameleons: Narrative Code-Switching”

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:56pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies / Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 49 No. 1 | March 2023

Call for Papers

Culture Chameleons: Narrative Code-Switching

Guest Editors

Earl Jackson, Jr. (Asia University)

Mary Goodwin (National Taiwan Normal University)

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2022

 

CFP--Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies Vol. 49 No. 2 “The Rise of Profilicity (Profile-Based Identity): Literature and Theory in the Twenty-First Century”

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:56pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies / Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 49 No. 2 | September 2023

Call for Papers

The Rise of Profilicity (Profile-Based Identity):

Literature and Theory in the Twenty-First Century

Guest Editors

Hans-Georg Moeller (University of Macau)

Paul D’Ambrosio (East China Normal University)

Searching for Hopeful Outcomes: Optimizing Opportunities within Literature of Despair

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:53pm
Annette M Magid / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Within the genres of science fiction as well as in poetry and drama, scenarios of dystopic presentations are frequently reversed to reveal a more hopeful denouement. The focus of this year’s convention is Resilience which is identified on the NeMLA website as “an anchor term for critical and creative work that explores how we bear up under trauma,” amongst other critical issues in the world. Literature has been utilized as a means of explaining difficult issues and often works through a myriad of complications, revealing resilience as well as offering a glimmer of hope.  How do these writers achieve their encouraging shift from sometimes desolation and seeming hopelessness to a more hopeful viewpoint? Are there parallel constructs?

NeMLA CFP: Manifesting Joy Through Posthumanist Praxis

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:02pm
Mimi Rowntree and Sarah Shelton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

 

In her most recent book, Posthuman Feminism, Rosi Braidotti calls on posthumanist educators to develop “an affirmative ethics that acknowledges the shared desire of all entities to persevere in their collaborative interdependence and to increase it for the common good” (118). She advocates for pedagogical praxis as a methodological innovation (and challenge) that draws on new materialism as a foundational theory and carnal empiricism as a method.

We hope to consider the following questions with a collaborative group of participants:

*What are concrete, shareable ways to put posthumanist/feminist/new materialist theory into practice (praxis) in the everyday higher ed classroom?

The Inevitability of Change: Change as a Process

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
SAMLA 94: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

What is certain is that change is a perennial feature of our human experiences.  Yet, both imposed changes (aging, catastrophes, geopolitical change) and changes initiated by the individual for personal reasons (career, educational, family-based, among others). Is there a generalization of the notion of change?  In which ways is it possible to address the diversity of changes taking place in the immediacy of transformation?  This panel invites participants to engage in the concept of change applicable to diverse situations.  

What are the benefits and risks of change?

 

Fictional persons and characters: International Online Workshop

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
Complutense University of Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 20, 2022

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Fictional persons and characters

International Online Workshop
October 12, 2022

It is tempting to think of fictional characters as if they were fictional persons. The inhabitants of a fictional world, where they live and engage in meaningful interactions as we do in the real world. However, this conception is problematic. First, because the concept of “person” is far from being clear. Are persons to be defined in physical or mental terms? And even if we restrict ourselves to a Lockean framework where persons are defined in mental terms, regardless of their physical features, could other entities besides human beings achieve full personhood?

Women, “Failure” and Academia Post-2020, a Kick Ass Project - Edited collection

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:54am
Dr Marina Cano & Dr Rosa García-Periago
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Women, “Failure” and Academia Post-2020, a Kick Ass Project - Edited collection

We invite chapter contributions to the edited collection Women, “Failure” and Academia Post-2020, a Kick Ass Project:

International Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Conference 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 6:59am
Osmaniye Korkut Ata University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

 

DEADLINE EXTENSION: The new deadline for abstract submission is June 15, 2022. 

 

International Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Conference 2022

(Online)

 

October 18-19, 2022

 

Department of English Language and Literature, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University

&

Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Network

 

Workshop “Moving Away from ‘Post-socialism’: Reconceptualizing Scholarly Approaches to Contemporary Eastern Europe and Eurasia through Feminist and Queer Theory Lenses”

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
Central European University, Department of Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 20, 2022

Workshop “Moving Away from ‘Post-socialism’: Reconceptualizing Scholarly Approaches to Contemporary Eastern Europe and Eurasia through Feminist and Queer Theory Lenses”

Central European University, Budapest, 23-25 September 2022.

 

Call for Papers

CFP: Belvedere Research Journal, First Issue

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
Belvedere, Vienna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

We are inviting the first round of submissions to the newly founded Belvedere Research Journal (BRJ), a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal. We seek articles that shed new light on the visual culture of the former Habsburg Empire and Central Europe broadly defined from the medieval period to the present day. We especially welcome contributions that situate Austrian art practices within the broader international context. Moreover, we are interested in innovative approaches to art history, such as the decentralization of established narratives or the investigation of transnational transfers that reveal the interconnected and cross-cultural character of the art world.

"Rhetorical Theory" Panel [Extended Deadline]

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

PAMLA 2022 RHETORICAL THEORY PANEL

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

“Rhetorical Theory”
UCLA, November 11-13
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

"Rhetorical Theory" Panel (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 11:30pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

PAMLA 2022 RHETORICAL THEORY PANEL

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

“Rhetorical Theory”
UCLA, November 11-13
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

TEMPER: a new interdisciplinary journal for graduate students

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
Women and Gender Studies Graduate Student Union
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

TEMPER: A Women and Gender Studies Graduate Journal

 

The Women and Gender Studies Graduate Student Union at the University of Toronto is pleased to introduce TEMPER, a new journal featuring interdisciplinary scholarship by graduate students.

 

TEMPER is a space where graduate students and their work can shine. We strive to provide  greater opportunities in graduate professional development, scholarship, and community development within the feminist university community.

 

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