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[Latinx Literature] (CEA 3/30/23–4/1/23)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 1:59pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Call for Papers, Latinx Literature at CEA 2023

March 30-April 1, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas

Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio | 205 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Confluence for our 53nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Buzzards, Moths, and Peacocks: The Southern Menagerie of Faulkner, Williams, and O'Connor

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 1:50pm
The Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 3, 2023

The Seventh Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium

Buzzards, Moths, and Peacocks: The Southern Menagerie of Faulkner, Williams, and O’Connor

May 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2023

Online via Zoom

With keynote addresses by:

Professor Michael Zeitlin

(author of Faulkner, Aviation, and Modern War [Bloomsbury, 2022])

Professor Henry I. Schvey

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

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 9:56am
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.

“(i salute thee”: Receptions and Translations of E. E. Cummings (deadline 10/8/22; Louisville, 2/23-25/23)

updated: 
Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 6:28pm
The E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2022

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 50th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 23-25, 2023, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). 

Father, Fathering and Fatherhood in the Italian American Narrative (tentative title)

updated: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 3:07am
Dr. Elisa Bordin Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia and Dr. Theodora Patrona Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Father, Fathering and Fatherhood in the Italian American Narrative (tentative title)

Elisa Bordin and Theodora Patrona, editors

Call for Contributions to The SpokenWeb Anthology of Annotated Recordings

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:44pm
SpokenWeb
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2022

You are invited to contribute to a new SpokenWeb digital publication project: an anthology of annotated audiotexts, that you will select, frame and annotate. 

Do you research or teach using audio or video recordings of literary events? Want to share your process, collection, and insights with a broader audience in collaboration with the SpokenWeb community? We seek SpokenWeb team members to create an anthology of digitally annotated literary performances, lectures, panels, interviews, workshops, and other category-defying recorded events held in SpokenWeb collections.

Post-Colonial Literature (Due 11/1/22 for CEA 3/30/23–4/1/23)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:41pm
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Call for Papers, Confluence at CEA 2023

March 30-April 1, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas

Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio | 205 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Confluence for our 53nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Post-Colonial Literature by its very nature suggests confluence.  This special topic session welcomes scholarship that explores the blending, bringing together, or the conflicts in bringing together and then the separation in the issues, ideas, and cultures in Post-Colonial literature.

NEW TRENDS IN GLOBAL SOUTH HUMANITIES

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:39pm
ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY, INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Papers

 

              JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARTS 

ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY

                                    (VOL. 15, 2022-2023)

ISSN   2348-9871

“New Trends in Global South Humanities”

Exploring the Outer and Meta Spaces of Resilience

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023

This panel focuses on the political, cultural, and societal narratives of outer space. We suggest that the narratives and discourses that surround space exploration, threats from space, or even future colonization of space can provide insights into the logics and counter-logics of resilience as they inform how we ought to and who ought to live with environmental destruction, information capitalism, neoliberalism, and the remaining infrastructures of colonialism.

Transatlantic Literature (Due 11/1/22 for CEA 3/30/23–4/1/23)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:32pm
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Call for Papers, Confluence at CEA 2023

March 30-April 1, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas

Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio | 205 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Confluence for our 53nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Transatlantic Literature by its very nature suggests confluence.  This special topic session welcomes scholarship that explores the bringing together, or the conflicts in bringing together, the literature, ideas, and cultures from across the Atlantic.

Vampire Studies (PCA/ACA National Conference) April 5-8, 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:28pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS:

PCA CONFERENCE 5-8 APRIL 2023 IN SAN ANTONIO, TX

The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture.

Found Footage Horror - special issue

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:27pm
Horror Homeroom
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Horror Homeroom's Special Issue #7: Found Footage Horror

In today’s media landscape, questions of authenticity, truth, and manipulation of fact are more pertinent than ever. While journalists herald the dawning of a ‘post-truth’ era, and deepfakes bring to a boiling point the anxiety of online communication and documentation, the subgenre of found footage horror seems to encapsulate a terror that is both commonplace and elusive. 

 

"Norman Mailer @ 100": 20th Annual Conference of the Norman Mailer Society, April 20-22, 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:27pm
Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Call for Papers: 20th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference

Norman Mailer at 100

 Austin, TX

April 20-22, 2023 

The Norman Mailer Society invites paper proposals for its 20th annual conference, which will celebrate Norman Mailer’s centenary. The conference events will be held at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX, from April 20-22, 2023.

Writing Catastrophe/Centering Realism: Textualizing Capitalism’s Disasters

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:23pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In the current moment, there is no paucity of catastrophe writing. From apocalyptic speculative fiction, cli-fi, and other textual forms of disaster writing, catastrophe is too often conceived of as environmental events or disasters that already have occurred (tsunami; forest fires; hurricanes and floods) or will reliably occur in the future. Part of the problem with this textualization is that catastrophe often is seen as an event rather than a process. More pointedly, our critical attention has been (understandably) trained on the effects and harms of climate change rather than on capitalism’s disastrous drive for surplus extraction that renders life unlivable for millions in the here and now.

(NeMLA 2023 Panel Call for Papers): If It Looks Like Horror: Mechanics of Fear

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 2:35pm
Stacey Anh Baran / Jeremy Freeman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 (2004), the hospital scene has been paid special attention for seeming “more at home in a horror movie than a superhero sequel,” according to Bloody Disgusting’s Meagan Navarro: it depicts Dr. Octopus’ mechanical tentacles as they slaughter the surgeons who are about to remove them from his body. The scene is rife with the imagery of gaping screams, fingernails clawing into the floor, and limbs going limp, evoking an atmosphere of terror which even Dr. Octopus recognizes once he awakens to the carnage before him.

Fantasy Literature: A Companion [UPDATE 2]

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2022 - 7:01am
Editor Dr. Charul ("Chuckie") Palmer-Patel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

While fantasy fiction has become incredibly popular and prolific in these last few decades, the appeal of fantastical literature dates back to antiquity, as mythologies, legends, and encounters with the supernatural have formed a large part of narrative traditions in every culture and language. This companion seeks to update and address underexamined areas of fantasy fiction, with the chief aim to provide a global introduction to English-language and English-translation fantasy fiction. This collection will focus on the contemporary written word (narrative prose) produced in late 20th and early 21st century.

Dramatic Fictions / Fictional Dramas

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:08pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

“Dramatic Fictions / Fictional Dramas”

Comparative Drama Conference

Orlando, FL, March 30 – April 1, 2023

Deadline: October 12, 2022

 

I am organizing a comparative panel that crosses and combines genres: works of fiction that contain plays, playwrights, actors, or dramatic performances; or plays that contain writers, fictional texts, or acts of literary composition. Alternately, presenters may set up intertextual conversations between the work of a playwright and an artist or character from another genre. For instance, I will be presenting a paper on Samuel Beckett and Bartleby the Scrivener. I am seeking two other papers to complete the panel. Only in-person presentations will be considered for this panel.

American Literature Association Conference: “Wallace Stevens’s Harmonium at 100.” (Boston, May 25-28, 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:00pm
Wallace Stevens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

2023 will mark the hundredth anniversary of Wallace Stevens’s debut poetry collection, Harmonium. To celebrate the occasion, the Wallace Stevens Society is organizing a panel about this landmark publication for the American Literature Association Conference in Boston (May 25-28, 2023). All approaches welcome, including fresh readings of individual poems, archival discoveries related to the book’s composition and publication history, discussions of new literary theories and their relevance to the poems, or reflections on the volume’s enduring impact on contemporary poetry.

Cultural Studies: A Global History

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:58pm
Rebecca Roach / University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 21, 2022

This project aims to provide the first global history of cultural studies as a field, with a particular focus on its institutional manifestations and the ways in which cultural studies has been taken up in different cultural and geographical settings to various ends. 

African American Music and Literature

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In a memorable scene from Questlove’s award-winning documentary, Summer of Soul about the Harlem Cultural Festival (1969), singer Nina Simone performs “Backlash Blues,” a poem by her friend Langston Hughes. Five decades later, Beyonce performed a rousing version of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” for her Homecoming tour in 2019. The poem, affectionately called the Black National Anthem, was originally written by James Weldon Johnson in 1900. Across these multiple decades, (and long before) African American musicians have invoked Black Literature, while African American writers have referenced Black music.

Adaptation and African American Literature

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In 2021, Nella Larsen’s novel Passing was made into a Hollywood film, before premiering on Netflix in fall of that year. The film garnered many prestigious awards, with critics praising the producer, script, and of course, the acting. Yet the film did not receive any Oscar nominations. To some, this omission is quite surprising, given the unanimous acclaim the movie has already received. To others, this exemplifies Hollywood: they often award golden statuettes to Black movies that are rooted in stereotypical Black images of slavery, violence, and the white savior complex, among many others.

Kurt Vonnegut Society Session at NeMLA: Vonnegut and Resilience

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:56pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This panel is sponsored by the Kurt Vonnegut Society and seeks presentations that address the conference theme of RESILIENCE as it relates to any aspect of Vonnegut's work, including novels, short stories, essays, and public appearances. We also welcome presentations that situate Vonnegut's work in conversation with his contemporaries and/or later twenty-first-century American authors.

Certainty and Ambiguity: Essays on the Moral Imagination of Mystery Fiction (seeking additional chapters)

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 3:24pm
John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett, & Matthew Bardowell / Missouri Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Deadline for proposal submissions:

October 15, 2022

full name / name of organization:

John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett, & Matthew Bardowell / Missouri Baptist University

contact email:

john.han@mobap.edu

 

An academic press in New York has favorably responded to our initial book manuscript proposal.  In addition to the current 12 chapters, the editors plan to add 2-3 chapters on mystery fiction written by the authors who reside in the non-Western world (Asia, Africa, and Latin America) except for Japan and the Philippines.  Possible topics include but are not limited to:

 

Postcolonialism in mystery fiction

“Tolkien’s Animals” a special issue of Journal of Tolkien Research

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 1:36pm
Journal of Tolkien Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 23, 2023

UPDATED 09/13/2022 The Journal of Tolkien Research seeks to publish a special issue building on and expanding beyond the successful 2022 ICMS at Kalamazoo paper session, “Tolkien & the Medieval Animal.” This special issue, “Tolkien’s Animals,” seeks articles from a variety of theoretical perspectives, addressing a wide range of animals, and not necessarily connected with medieval conceptions.  Article drafts must be submitted DIRECTLY TO Kris Swank, at kris.swank@signumu.org by end of day on January 23, 2023.

CFP: The Handbook of African American Literature in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 7:06pm
Belinda Waller-Peterson & Robert LaRue / Moravian University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 11, 2022

CFP- The Handbook of African American Literature in the Twenty-First Century

Editors: Belinda Waller-Peterson (Moravian University) and Robert LaRue (Moravian University)

 

CFP Medieval Women from the Middle Ages to Modern Mass Mediaevalisms

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 7:04pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Call for Papers for Virtual Session of the 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies to be in a hybrid format Thursday, 11 May, through Saturday, 13 May 2023

Medieval Women from the Middle Ages to Modern Mass Mediævalisms

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

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