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Kazuo Ishiguro Special Issue (Texas Studies in Literature and Language)

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 6:13am
Texas Studies in Literature and Language
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Special Issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL): Kazuo Ishiguro

Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2022
Full name / name of organization: Texas Studies in Literature and Language
Prospective publication: September 2023
Contact email: TSLL@austin.utexas.edu
TSLL Website: https://utpress.utexas.edu/journals/texas-studies-in-literature-and-lang...

Osmosis: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Human Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 9:35am
Department of English, School of Liberal Arts and Social Science, East Delta University, Chattogram, Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

 

Osmosis: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Human Sciences

Dates: 16 & 17 November 2022

 

Registration fees:

i. International presenter (academics): USD 25 per day for each person

ii. International presenter (graduate-level students only): USD 15 per day for each person

iii. Local presenter (academics): BDT 1500 per day for each person

iv. Local presenter (graduate-level students only): BDT 1000 per day for each person

 

Queering America: Gender, Sex, and Recognition in U.S. History, Culture, and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
AISNA Graduates
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 24, 2022

We are happy to announce the CFP for the 3rd AISNA GRADUATES CONFERENCE.

This year the title will be: Queering America: Gender, Sex, and Recognition in U.S. History, Culture, and Literature

The conference will be held on September 30, 2022 at the Centro Studi Americani, ROME

 

WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

YA that Doesn't Need to Come of Age

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
Panel at NeMLA 2023, March 23-26 in Niagra Falls, NY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This panel seeks to explore young adult novels that depart from the coming of age story for teen protagonists, and the progressive ways that they can position their main characters as already actors with agency in the world. For instance, in recent young adult novels by Darcie Little Badger Elatsoe and A Snake Falls to Earth, the protagonists are already respected by their parents and they’re asexual. They don’t need to rebel against their authority figures or have sexual awakenings. In the tradition of Nancy Drew novels, in The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson, the protagonist is already known as a teen sleuth and has an established boyfriend. She doesn’t need to break out into the wider world or discover her first love, either.

NEMLA 2023 "The Classics Take Centerstage: Theatrical Adaptations of Ancient Histories and Myths"

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Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:35pm
Charles Firestone East, Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In celebration of the off-Broadway début of The Tyrannicides, the first ever full theatrical adaptation of the story as told in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, this roundtable calls for a discussion of theatrical and cinematic (re)tellings of classical histories and myths.

NeMLA 2023: Writing Materials: Women 'Writing' Beyond the Page (Roundtable)

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

This roundtable explores women writers creating experimental literary works with alternative materials. From Alison Knowles's The Big Book (1967), a walk-in book installation with 8-feet pages; to Shelley Jackson's Skin (2003), a story published in tattoos across 2095 volunteers, and SNOW (2014), "a story in progress, weather permitting," through words written in snow on Instagram; to Jill Magi's textile poetics: these writers push the boundaries of textuality in order to consider in what ways material creates meaning, and to examine the political, social, and economic conditions that determine the creation of literary objects.

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

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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

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.

NeMLA 2023: Thinking Like a Digital Writer: Image, Branch, Algorithm, Loop

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 12:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Dear all, we're delighted to share this call for presentation papers for NeMLA 2023 (March 23-26), which will take place at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, New York. Abstracts to be submitted at the link below, with a due date of September 30, 2022.

Sincerely,

Robert Glick and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, co-moderators

Abstract:

"Humanities" Special Issue: "Twentieth Century American Literature"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 8:45am
"Humanities" Open Access Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

SPECIAL ISSUE INFORMATION

It’s a statistic we hear often: the United States incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. Yet, many U.S. Americans can go about their daily lives without thinking about their physical proximity to prisons or the people locked within. Prisons have become increasingly removed to rural, remote areas, set back from main highways, not visible from shopping centers, restaurants, and housing developments. Likewise, the U.S. political landscape works hard to obfuscate the realities of life locked up, reducing mass incarceration to shocking statistics. However, prisons remain hidden in plain sight, coming to life in American literature and film.

Call for Abstracts: 45th Comparative Drama Conference

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 7:37am
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

45th Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for Abstracts

 

March 30- April 1, 2023Orlando, Florida2023 Keynote Event   TBAMarch 31, 2023     8 p.m. (followed by a reception)                            Abstract Submission Deadline:  15 October 2022

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

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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.

The (P)redrawn, Near Past and Near Future City

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Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 9:25am
NEMLA 2023 Conference (roundtable session; Mar 23-26 at Niagara Falls, NY)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This roundtable invites papers that explore the folds in time in which cities exist, either mapped, virtually drawn, or told to establish the cultural movements running beneath cities’ lives.  What narratives engage these moments of close past or emerging shifts that impact the resilience of urban life?  What small gestures, ephemera, and/or detritus best represent the city’s recent past or future?  What elemental, unspoken aspects of urban space perhaps seem most threatened in the present moment?  Versus the city obliterated by time, how does literary or visual storytelling engage, re-imagine, or frame the lived and enduring city?  How do these more present reflections become windows on deeper time, human movement, and urban space?

The Senses and Memory

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Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:57pm
Chanelle Dupuis / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

From the "Proust Effect" to music's "reminiscence bump", the senses can evoke strong memories and convey complex details of an event. Each sense is encoded in the brain in its own particular way and registers unique characteristics of a moment. Likewise, the senses in tandem can build relations that resonate the multisensory qualities of an event. We are looking for papers that explore the link between the senses and memory in various forms of media and texts. The proposals should interact with Sensory Studies (Smell, Sound, Taste, Touch, and Sight) in some way or be works that consider the intersection of the senses (synesthesia, etc).

YES WE CAN! Female Superheroes

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:57pm
Chantelle MacPhee / Saint Leo University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Are you a major fan of DC or the Marvel Universe and its female characters: Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Black Widow, General Okoye, Princess Shuri or any others in the universe? We are developing an edited collection with interest already from publishers focused on Female Superheroes and their representation in a traditionally male-dominated film genre--action. Potential themes are female representations of power, strength (physically, psychologically, scientifically), as well as female minority representations of female power in superheroes and how they are similiar or different from their male counterparts. We are also interested in exploring how these female superheroes are portrayed when the director(s), producer(s), writer(s) are female.

Insurgent Infrastructures

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 6:59am
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2022

Critique: Studies in Contemporary Literature

Call for Papers for Special Issue: Insurgent Infrastructures

Edited by Gabriella Friedman, Henry Ivry and Harriet Stilley

CFP: Tramp Press: Ireland’s Maverick Publisher

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 9:48pm
University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Tramp Press (f. 2014) is one of the leading voices in independent publishing, launching well-known writers from Ireland and beyond such as Sara Baume and Emilie Pine, and reissuing impactful past women writers. A globally-minded local press, Tramp’s list queries fixed ideas of “Irish” writing and of what can constitute the contemporary. 

Life Writing as World Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 9:47pm
edited collection
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

 

LIFE WRITING AS WORLD LITERATURE (book)

 

Deadline for abstracts: July 1, 2022Deadline for final essays: January 1, 2023

 

The series Literatures as World Literature by Bloomsbury Publishing aims to “take a novel approach to world literature by analyzing specific constellations — according to language, nation, form, or theme — of literary texts and authors in their own world-literary dimensions.” https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/series/literatures-as-world-literature/

 

The Nature of Things: Ecology, Philosophy, and Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 11:10am
Alexander Sorenson/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

What does it mean to write and think about nature? Do language, thought, and mimesis ultimately have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our natural environments, and do these environments in turn have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our words and ideas? Taking such questions as a starting point, this panel aims to explore how the relationship between the human community and the environment has occupied a central space within literature and thought across various epochs and epistemological arenas. 

Edited Collection: Global History of Astrology 1900-2021

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 10:32am
William E. Burns/George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

 I am recruiting contributors for a collection of scholarly essays with the working title Starcrossed Century: Astrology in Global Society from World War One to Covid. The book is designed to address the identification of the history of astrology with "premodern" history. The historiography of astrology is very active and intellectually exciting, but it focuses almost entirely on the period before 1800. Yet never have there been more astrological believers and practitioners than today.

The Future is Fragile

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Medical sociologist Arthur Frank argues in his foundational The Wounded Storyteller that an ideal illness narrative accepts contingency and acknowledges that “the human body, for all its resilience, is fragile” (49). About her own illness experience, Audre Lorde famously argues that our greatest strength stems - paradoxically, perhaps - from our greatest vulnerability (Cancer Journals 14). Both of these perspectives suggest that resilience is finite, and that recognizing as much can be itself empowering. This panel therefore wonders: what potential does fragility have in a world rife with environmental disasters, personal and structural traumas and other catastrophes that all seem to demand resilience?

Creative Writing Panel - "Voices in Diaspora"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NeMLA's 54th Annual Convention 

Niagara Falls, NY March 23-26, 2023

Creative Writing Panel - "Voices in Diaspora"

The term diaspora refers to the dispersion of a people from their native land; and often, there is a subjective emotional attachment whereas such feelings are determined by cultural identity. We see this illustrated in works by writers such as Elizabeth Nunez, V.S. Naipaul, Yaa Gyasi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Jhumpa Lahiri as they examine themes such as nostalgia, alienation, displacement, and resilience in the face of adversity. This creative panel will consist of emerging writers who use their works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to illustrate the various experiences connected to living in diaspora.

NeMLA 2023 | Just Resilience: Climate Justice in a Warming World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

While the phenomenon of warming may be global, the effects of it are not. Evidence is clear that many populations in the Global South are more vulnerable to the harm of rising seas, increasing droughts, and more frequent super storms. We are also increasingly aware that in areas of the Global North, political, economic, and social inequities contribute in significant ways to unequal climate vulnerability and resilience. As a result, calls for climate justice are becoming more urgent. But what does such justice look like from different social and geo-historical locations? Whose voices carry in these urgent conversations about what climate justice means, and whose do not?

Roundtable: "Poetics of Refuge in the United States" (NeMLA 2023, Niagara Falls, NY)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:59pm
William Arighi, Springfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Over the past twenty years, refugee studies has turned toward a critical encounter with the legal studies framework that had previously dominated it. Scholars such as those in the Critical Refugee Studies Collective have emphasized the position of refugee as one that creates new forms of relationship across spaces and times unbound (but not unmarked) by the state.

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