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(E)motion in Changing Worlds

updated: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:31am
The Department of English Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2023

 (E)motion in Changing Worlds

Thessaloniki, Greece, 3-5 November 2023

Call for Papers

The Department of English Literature of the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for the Study of English (HASE), invite scholars to (re)submit proposals for the international conference E-motion in Changing Worlds to be held in Thessaloniki, 3-5 November 2023.

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: August Wilson @ ALA 2023 in Boston

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2023 - 1:12pm
J. Ken Stuckey / August Wilson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The August Wilson

Author Society

of the

American Literature Association

announces its

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

for the

34th Annual ALA Conference

May 25-28, 2023

 

The Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Avenue

Visionary Fictions: Literature and Politics in Public (ASA 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 3:52pm
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2023

“Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism,” writes Walidah Imarisha, “we are engaging in speculative fiction. All organizing is science fiction.” This panel seeks to bring together critics probing historical, present, and possible future relationships between speculative fiction and social justice. The emergent concept of “visionary fiction,” developed by Imarisha and adrienne maree brown, articulates radical and generative connections between speculation and social movement work.

General Call for Papers - Volume 6 Issue 2 Winter Issue

updated: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 12:23pm
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

George Saunders Society, ALA, Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2023

updated: 
Friday, January 13, 2023 - 3:27pm
George Saunders Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 13, 2023

The George Saunders Society invites prospective participants for one or two panels at the 2023 American Literature Association conference in Boston, MA, to be held May 25 to 28, 2023. We are interested in presentations on any aspect of George Saunders’s life and work; in this, our fourth year of activity at ALA, we are particularly interested in papers that challenge, complicate, or go beyond the most common (particularly religious, ethical, or new sincericist) readings of the author’s work in the critical literature to this point. The topic is therefore open, but possible approaches might include:

Futuristic Epistemology and Scientific Dimensions: Neo-perspectives in Science Fiction”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 5:01pm
The Golden Line: A Magazine of English Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 5, 2023

Call for Papers: Volume 5, Number 1, 2023

Themed Issue on

“Futuristic Epistemology and Scientific Dimensions: Neo-perspectives in Science Fiction”

To be edited by 

Niladri Mahapatra & Akasdip Dey

PG Department of English, Bhatter College, Dantan 

 

War, the Holocaust, and Human Rights Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 4:40pm
The Ackerman Center at the University of Texas at Dallas/U.S. Air Force Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The Ackerman Center at The University of Texas at Dallas and the U.S. Air Force Academy are pleased to invite panel proposals for War, the Holocaust, and Human Rights, a joint conference that will take place from Oct. 11-13, 2023, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

20th-Century BIPOC Writers for Young Adults: Re-casting the History of the Genre

updated: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 4:19pm
Amanda Greenwell (Central Connecticut State University) and Kiedra Taylor (University of Connecticut)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

MLA 2024 (Philadelphia, PA, January 4-7)

20th-Century BIPOC Writers for Young Adults: Re-casting the History of the Genre

Routledge Companion to C. S. Lewis

updated: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 4:17pm
Marybeth Baggett, Houston Christian University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Editors Marybeth and David Baggett (Houston Christian University) are currently soliciting chapters for The Routledge Companion to C. S. Lewis, which is under contract and in process. The volume will consist of thirty or so chapters of roughly 8,000 words each. Together these entries will explore the breadth and depth of Lewis’s literary, apologetic, and scholarly work and grapple with his continued relevance.

Radical Sondheim (Online Symposium) DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 5:05am
Kingston University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

In the wake of his death in 2021, tributes emphasised how Sondheim’s creations were not only a postmodern challenge to the hummable tunes of traditional musical theatre and conventional simplicities of staging and plot, but also to expected ideas of the musical theatre protagonist. Writing in The Atlantic, Sophie Gilbert expressed the audience’s love for Sondheim as a response to how his work ‘takes the typically unseen… and forces them into the spotlight’.

André Gide and 20th-Century Autobiography

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 11:04am
Ian Curtis / Association des Amis d'André Gide
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2023

For the centennial of Si le grain ne meurt we welcome papers on Gide’s autobiographical writings, potentially alongside works by his contemporaries (Colette, Proust…). 250-300-word proposals in French or English to curtisi@kenyon.edu by 17 March 2023.

This session is organized by the Association des Amis d’André Gide at the Modern Language Association Convention (4-7 January 2024, Philadelphia)

Revisiting Realism: History, Memory, the World Second International Conference on Realism(s) in Post-WWII Literature

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 11:03am
Nanjing University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2023

    Writers and critics have in recent years hailed for a “return” of realism to the literary arena with revised notions of what constitutes realist representation to take account of the experiences that are unique to our new era, e.g. “speculative realism”, “metonymic realism”, “ecocritical realism”, and “quantum realism”, to name just a few. Indeed, realism has neverbeen away from the academic limelight despite its accused naivety in aspiring to represent reality objectively, unabashed interpellation of readers into dominant ideologies or as a symptom of the waning of affect in late capitalism.

Pedagogies of Solidarity in Black American Literature at Mid-Century: American Studies Association (ASA) 2023

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 9:53am
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS: American Studies Association (ASA)

In-person, Le Centre Sheraton,

Montreal, Canada, Nov 2nd-5th, 2023

 

Session Title: "Pedagogies of Solidarity in Black American Literature at Mid-Century"

Session Organizers: Rachel Carroll, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ariel Martino, Colgate University

Due Date: Please send abstracts (250-500 words) and a brief bio (max 350 words) to racheljc@illinois.edu and afrasermartino@colgate.edu by Friday, January 20th, 2023.

Edited collection on Lydia Davis

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:20am
Julie Tanner
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Lydia Davis is an award-winning author of nine short story collections, a novel, two volumes of essays, and a translator of Maurice Blanchot, Michael Leiris, Marcel Proust, and Gustave Flaubert. Beginning her career amidst the second wave of postmodernism, her very short stories - some only a paragraph or even a sentence long - have drawn comparisons with postmodern metafiction, literary minimalism, and LANGUAGE poetry. Her eclectic interests and unexpected manipulation of genre and form, however, frequently defy categorisation.

CFP: Symposium (virtual): Hollywood and the Asian American Imagination

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:17am
Jessica Ka Yee Chan/University of Richmond
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2023

Call for Papers:

Symposium (virtual): Hollywood and the Asian American Imagination

Date: February 20 and February 22, 2024 (Tuesday and Thursday) (tentative)
Venue: Zoom, hosted by the University of Richmond, Virginia

Keynote speaker: Yiman Wang (UC Santa Cruz)

CFP DePaul Pop Culture Conference (May 20): Time Travel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:17am
DePaul Pop Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2023

Apologies for cross posting

Call for Presentations:
A Celebration of Time Travel

DePaul Pop Culture Conference

DePaul University – Conference

May 20, 2023

 

We are now accepting submissions for the tenth anniversary Pop Culture Conference, hosted by DePaul University! This year’s “Celebration of Time Travel” will take place in person in Chicago for Keynotes, Workshops, Presentations and Roundtables on May 20, 2021. More details can be found at popcultureconference.com.

 

Comics Arts Conference San Diego

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:16am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 20–23, 2022.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.  The CAC is presently scheduled to take place in person and does not accept virtual presentations.  The CAC is designed to bring together

Cluster Call for Papers: Poetic Voice and Materiality

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:04am
Dr. Zoe Bursztajn-Illingworth
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

The editors Zoe Bursztajn-Illingworth and Julius Greve seek essays for an ASAP/J cluster on “Poetic Voice and Materiality”. We understand this topic to capaciously include new approaches to questions of poetic voice in contemporary American poetry. Experimental responses to questions of voice in poetry are welcomed, including contributions not only from literary studies but also from sound studies, film and media studies, performance studies, philosophy, the posthumanities, digital humanities, and archives across the globe.

Shirley Jackson Society at ALA 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:03am
The Shirley Jackson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Call for Papers

“Ecocritical Approaches to Shirley Jackson” and “Shirley Jackson: Witchcraft and Magic”

Sponsored by the Shirley Jackson Society

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston, Massachusetts

May 25-28, 2023

 

The Shirley Jackson Society invites scholars at all stages of their careers to submit to our panels for the American Literature Association’s Annual Conference in Boston, May 25-28, 2023. We are planning for two panels this year: 1. Ecocritical Approaches to Shirley Jackson, and 2. Shirley Jackson: Witchcraft and Magic.

 

The Lived Experience of James Joyce

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:00am
Isaac Slone
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

This edited volume collects essays from those writing about the experience of reading, studying, teaching, and interpreting James Joyce. The essays form a picture of how Joyce’s writing serves its reader by reflecting dimensions of human experience.

Corporeal Conversations / Conversations corporelles

updated: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 11:43am
Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Corporeal Conversations / Conversations corporelles

 

March 10-11, 2023 | Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island

 

Keynote: Dr. Nora Martin Peterson

Associate Professor of French Cultural Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

CFP: Youth TV in an Age of Precarity

updated: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 10:35am
Aviva Dove-Viebahn
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

NOTE: This is an updated call for an earlier CFP; I am still looking for a few more abstracts to round out the proposed collection. All relevant topics will be considered, but I am especially eager to read abstracts exploring youth TV in relation to economic precarity, reproductive rights, disability, Indigeneity, mental health, and/or environmentalism.

The Aesthetics of Rights and Wrongs

updated: 
Monday, January 2, 2023 - 5:56am
University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Call for Papers 

The Aesthetics of Rights and Wrongs

University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen  19-22 June 2023

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August Wilson Society's Biennial Colloquium: Excavating New Critical Landscapes for August Wilson Studies

updated: 
Thursday, December 29, 2022 - 2:09am
August Wilson Society and the August Wilson African American Cultural Center
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

“The August Wilson Archive is our most important [collection] to date, and we believe it will present innumerable opportunities for local, national, and international researchers

to create new knowledge.”

Kornelia Tancheva, PhD, Hillman University Librarian and Director of University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS)

The August Wilson Society (AWS) joins the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the University
of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS), the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, and theater lovers around the world in celebrating the grand opening of the August Wilson Archive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 2-4, 2023.

3rd International Congress on Academic Studies in Philology on 28-30 April 2023

updated: 
Saturday, December 24, 2022 - 3:56pm
Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University, Tekirdağ / Türkiye
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 23, 2023

Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University is organizing the 3rd International Congress on Academic Studies in Philology (ICOASP) on 28-30 April, 2023 with the cooperation of five member universities of Association of Thrace Universities (TUB-Trakya Üniversiteler Birliği). The congress aims to bring together leading academic researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences on all aspects of Philology. Philology is more topical than ever in our age. By providing reflections on the relationship between language, literature, culture and history, it gives answers to the most basic questions and problems of thought in contemporary global and digital culture.

International Conference - Afterlives of Empire in the Public Imagination (Sapienza University of Rome)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 7:12pm
Sapienza University of Rome (Department of European, American and Intercultural Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS 

The resurgence of nationalist ideologies in Europe and the US has reignited interest in the histories and legacies of modern Empires. As of late, this has been strongly visible in the UK. The role of imperial nostalgia in the debates that paved the way for Brexit has drawn the attention of historians and cultural critics to how the memories and myths of Empire informed Europe-free imaginaries. Recent historical works have fruitfully investigated the legacies and memory of Empire in the UK and the unaddressed legacies of colonial rule, such as, in Caroline Elkins’s phrase, its “legac[ies] of violence”.

Tradition and Experimentation in Irish Literature since Modernism (Call for Articles)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:21pm
University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

The tension between adherence to traditional modes of expression, and experimentation has underlain modern Irish literature. Regarded as the epitome of Modernist experimental writing, James Joyce went so far in pushing the boundaries of what constituted prose as to become the object of criticism from such different commentators as Lukács and Pound, both of whom found fault with Joyce for the radicalness of experiment, particularly in Finnegans Wake. However, Joyce himself considered his work to be firmly set in the realist tradition. At a time when he was yet to publish his first collection of lyrics, W. B.

Constructions of Identity 11 - Transmission

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:19pm
Department of English Language and Literature Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Constructions of Identity 11 - Transmission

Department of English Language and Literature

Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania)

 

 

Conference dates: 18-20 May 2023

Conference venue: Faculty of Letters, 31 Horea St., Cluj-Napoca

Conference website: coming soon

  

Sounding Out! Call for Pitches--Essay Collection + Blog-- Sonic Presents

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:18pm
Sounding Out Blog
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2023

We’re almost 15. Let’s celebrate!!!! Yes, believe it or not, it’s almost Sounding Out!’s fifteenth anniversary, and we want to make it a BIG one. If you’re just finding us now, Sounding Out! is the world’s longest running sound studies publication. You can read our prior publications at soundstudiesblog.com We’ve been keepin’ it in the red since 2009 and serving up fresh articles weekly.

And what’s an anniversary without presents?

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