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Here Be Monsters: General Call for Papers for the Monsters & the Monstrous Area (8/15/2022; NEPCA online conference 10/20-22/2022)

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:52pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

Here Be Monsters: General Call for Papers for the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

2022 Annual Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Virtual Event to be held Thursday, 20 October, to Saturday, 22 October 2022

Proposals are due 15 August 2022

 

“The worst monsters are the ones we create”: Monstrosity in the Witcherverse (8/15/2022; NEPCA online conference 10/20-22/2022)

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:51pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

“The worst monsters are the ones we create”: Monstrosity in the Witcherverse

Session Organized by Kris Larsen, Central Connecticut State University

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

2022 Annual Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Virtual Event to be held Thursday, 20 October, to Saturday, 22 October 2022

Proposals are due 15 August 2022

 

Looking Back on Haiti: Reexploration and Rewriting in a Diasporic Perspective

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:49pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NeMLA 2023: Niagara Falls, NY. March 23-26, 2023.

In the second half of the 20th century, Haitian society has been profoundly impacted by massive waves of exile provoked by the collective trauma of the Duvaliers dictatorships and epitomized by the internationally recognizable image of the "boat people". On the literary scene, the resulting Haitian diaspora, in North America and elsewhere, has found ways to maintain connections with the native land, reminiscing on childhood memories, revisiting Haiti both physically and metaphorically, and engaging with their shared history, myths, and traditions.

Serious Laughter: African American and African Humor

updated: 
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 7:02pm
Jasleen Singh, Sylvanna Baugh / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Please submit abstracts of 300 words directly through the NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) portal here: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19891, by 30 September 2022. This is for the NeMLA convention hosted in Niagara Falls, New York from March 23 to March 26, 2023.

Seeking Essays about Rural Pennsylvania

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:34am
Bucknell University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

Narrative essays about life in rural Pennsylvania sought for an anthology to be edited by Jerry Wemple, a PA-native and award-winning poet and creative nonfiction writer. Outside of settings in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, the idea of rural is open to the writer’s interpretation. However, a sense of place must be at the forefront of the work. (Julia Spicher Kasdorf’s essay “Mountains and Valleys” in her publication The Body and the Book is an example of the type of focus sought.) Rural Pennsylvania has a diverse history dating back hundreds of years. However, the breadth of that diversity is sometimes unacknowledged. Therefore, we are especially interested in considering essays by writers of Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian ancestry.

'Poetry Led Me by the Hand out of Madness': Resilience in Confessional Poetry

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:22am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Though many Confessional poets lived and/or ended their lives tragically, their writing often speaks of resilience, survival, and their struggles to overcome depression. For such poets as John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and W.D. Snodgrass, writing can be seen as, in the quote in the title from Sexton, a form of personal salvation. This panel aims to examine how Confessional work demonstrates resilience in the face of the poets' own personal struggles, including such personal traumas as mental health, failing marriages and relationships, and the difficulties some faced as women writers. Papers on any of the listed writers or others who may be broadly construed as Confessional will be considered.

31st Annual CDE Conference: Theatre & Community: Poetics, Politics, Performances (Erfurt, June 8-11, 2023)

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:22am
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

The German Society for Contemporary Theater and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 31st annual conference, co-hosted by the University of Erfurt and the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. It will be held as a residential conference at the Monastery of St. Augustine in the city of Erfurt from June 8-11, 2023.

Theater & Community: Poetics, Politics, Performances

Anne Carson and the Unknown: Explorations in 21st-Century Experimental Poetry

updated: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9:22am
Université catholique de Louvain
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2022

International Conference

Anne Carson and the Unknown: Explorations in 21st-Century Experimental Poetry

UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 24-25 May 2023

 

Keynote speakers:

Laura Jansen, Associate Professor in Classics and Comparative Literature, University of Bristol

Ian Rae, Associate Professor of English, King’s University College at Western University

Christine Wiesenthal, Professor of English, University of Alberta

 

"Minimalisms Now: Race, Affect, and Aesthetics"

updated: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 8:44am
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 24, 2022

Less is more. Unclutter the mind. Spark joy. More than a generation has passed since Columbia University’s 1988 Summer Writers’ Festival brought together a roundtable for “Throwing Dirt on the Grave of Minimalism,” but it seems minimalisms are alive and well both in aesthetics and in lifestyles in the twenty-first century. What are the forms, styles, and genres of minimalism today? What is their relation to the heyday of minimalist sculpture, music, literature, and architecture in the 1960s through 1980s? Who are the practitioners of minimalism, and how are various minimalisms gendered, racialized, sexualized, and classed? And under what social, political, and economic conditions are these practitioners drawn to minimalism now?

LAST CALL -- Ulysses at One Hundred (PAMLA roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2022 - 2:24pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) (Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA / November 11-13, 2022, http://www.pamla.org)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

James Joyce’s Ulysses first appeared in its entirety on February 2, 2022, on the occasion of his fortieth birthday. In this its centenary, as we naturally celebrate its remarkable literary achievement, we just as naturally take note, given the state of the world a hundred years on, of the circumstances of its composition and earlier appearance.

Reading old age, the ageing body and memory in British and American literature and texts of culture (extended deadline)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 4:31pm
The Polish Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 3, 2022

EXTENDED DEADLINE

We are still looking for a few additional papers on age and gerontological readings within British and American literature and paraliterary texts of culture. While we encourage papers on the themes described below, we will gladly welcome papers focusing on literature representing earlier periods (pre-Victorian). We also welcome book reviews epertaining to the most recent literary studies on ageing in Brititsh and American culture.

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Adult Rules / Youth Resistances (SCMS 2023 Proposed Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 2:53pm
Michele Meek / Society for Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Adult Rules / Youth Resistances

Age guidelines, parental consent restrictions, age of consent laws—youth are both protected and constrained in their actions through innumerable legislation, corporate policies, and parental decisions. This panel seeks to explore nuanced articulations of youth agency via media amidst the regulations created and enforced by adults.

CfP Essachess – Journal for Communication Studies: Crisis Communication and Challenges of Disinformation in an Era of Information Warfare: The Ukraine War

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 2:52pm
ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2022

Call for Papers for volume 16, n° 1(31)/ 2023

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

www.essachess.com

Crisis Communication and Challenges of Disinformation

in an Era of Information Warfare:

The Ukraine War

Complete call available here: 

https://www.essachess.com/index.php/jcs/announcement/view/37

 

Guest editors

Sorin NASTASIA, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public Relations

Thresholds: ACIS Mid-Atlantic and New England Regional Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 2:52pm
American Conference for Irish Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

We are pleased to announce the 2022 Mid-Atlantic and New England regional meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies hosted by Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

FINAL Call for Chapters: The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 2:52pm
Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

Call for Chapters:

 

The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison

Editor: Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, CUNY

 

This is a call for chapter proposals for The Routledge Research Companion to Toni Morrison. This companion text is intended for a scholarly audience and as support for newer Morrison scholars as they approach their research.

 

Each chapter of the book has a dual function: to offer a new reading of Morrison and to review the Morrison scholarship in whatever general terrain the chapter falls within:

 

Call for Papers: Special Issue of "Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies" (ISSN 2791-6553)

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 7:22am
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN 2791-6553), Bingöl University, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

***Deadline Extended***

 

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies invites submissions for a special issue of the journal on Myths, Archetypes and the Literary Arts.

 

 

 

Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 1:07pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2022

 

November 10-12, 2022

*ONLINE*

 

The new Poetry and Poetry Studies area at the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) seeks creative and critical proposals for this year’s annual conference.

 

HJEAS Books, New Series - call for proposals

updated: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 12:42pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, Debrecen University Press, and The Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary announce a New Series of Peer Reviewed, Open Access scholarly books by HJEAS Books published by the Debrecen University Press in English.

The series debuted on 21 June 2022 with It’s Time: A Mosaic Reflecting What Living in Time Is Like by Donald E. Morse, Oakland University, USA and University of Debrecen.

NOT I: 50th ANNYVERSARY

updated: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 11:17am
Assumption University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Samuel Beckett's "Not I" this November! Join us for a three-day event to discuss Beckett's short play and meet renowned Beckett scholar S. E. Gontarski, who will be the special guest.

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to July 31, 2022. Papers may focus on "Not I" or any theme in Beckett's work. We encourage graduate students and independent scholars to send their work. Please submit your 250-word proposal to noti50th@gmail.com. All panels will be plenary and presenters will have 15-20 minutes to speak.

EXTENDED Panel for SAMLA 94: The Avant-Garde and Social Change

updated: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 10:15am
SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2022

The term avant-garde usually applies to works of art, literature and music characterized by their radical experimentation and opposition to institutionalized culture. Leading unconventional and non-conformist lives, the avant-gardists antagonized the bourgeoise by attacking their social values, mediocrity and material interests. Instead, these iconoclastic artists engaged in acts of dissidence promoted in soirées, manifestos, journals and exhibits that interfered with public life. For instance, Marinetti paraded with the Suffragettes smashing windows through the streets of London, an act that echoes his fervor to destroy museums and academies, as described in the 1909 Futurist Manifesto.

Call for Papers for Edited Volume Celebrating 75 years of Indian Independence

updated: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 9:05am
Meenu A. Gupta and Kamalpreet Kaur
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Call for Papers for an Edited Volume

Editors: Dr Meenu A. Gupta and Dr Kamalpreet Kaur

 

We invite chapters for an edited volume of essays dedicated to the glorious event of 75 years of Indian Independence with a look back at the history of the umbrella term ‘Indian English Literature’.

 

Concept Note

Utopia/Dystopia

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 9:12am
Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Utopias and (their opposite) dystopias arise from the urge to describe a possible world, a hard-to-come-true probability. Therefore, they either promise good news or foreshadow a warning for the future, depending on the benign or malign nature of the urge.

Creative Writers / SAMLA 2022: Fragmented Writing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 9:08am
Julie Boutwell-Peterson / University of South Dakota
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2022

* Please note: This Creative Writing panel will be part of the SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, Nov. 11-13, 2022.

EXTENDED Panel for SAMLA 94: The Avant-Garde and Social Change

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 6:36am
SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2022

The term avant-garde usually applies to works of art, literature and music characterized by their radical experimentation and opposition to institutionalized culture. Leading unconventional and non-conformist lives, the avant-gardists antagonized the bourgeoise by attacking their social values, mediocrity and material interests. Instead, these iconoclastic artists engaged in acts of dissidence promoted in soirées, manifestos, journals and exhibits that interfered with public life. For instance, Marinetti paraded with the Suffragettes smashing windows through the streets of London, an act that echoes his fervor to destroy museums and academies, as described in the 1909 Futurist Manifesto.

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