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Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society Panel (ALA Fall 2022 Symposium) DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 8:36pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society, American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2022

CFP – ALA Fall 2022 Symposium – Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society – Deadline: 9.1.2022American Literature Association – Fall 2022 Symposium“The Historical Imagination in American Literature”

October 27-29, 2022

Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, NM

(EXTENDED DEADLINE) ExRe(y) 2022 - ExπRE: Going Off in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 4:38am
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University and The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 17, 2022

Department of English and American Studies at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin and Department of American Literature and Culture at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin are pleased to announce the third ExRe(y) conference. A two-day international conference “EXπRE: Going Off in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture” will be held online on December 1-2, 2022.

We invite proposals for papers and panels that focus on the topic of the (broadly understood) expiration and waning in American and Canadian literature and culture of the last two decades.

Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

CFP: European Writers in Exile (DEADLINE EXTENSION)

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:19pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

CFP: European Writers in Exile

 

We have a contract with Lexington Books (an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield) in hand and are issuing a targeted call for, primarily, the following important writers.  We have accepted a number of essays already and are seeking now only to round out our volume, as follows.

 

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. 

 

Food in American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:18pm
Jeff Birkenstein/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CFP: Food in American Literature

Proposals due September 1, 2021

UPDATE:

We have accepted about 3/4 of the papers we need for an edited volume on food in American literature. We are seeking a handful of high-quality papers to complete the collection.

OVERVIEW:

UPDATE: CFP: Food in American Literature Proposals due December 24, 2021

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:18pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 24, 2021

UPDATE: CFP: Food in American Literature

Proposals due December 24, 2021

NOTE:

We are well along in the peer review process with a university press with favorable evaluations. In order to further bolster our collection, however, at this point we are looking only for proposals addressing the following:

  • Food and one or more contemporary (last 20 years) African American texts;
  • Food and one or more queer literary texts;
  • Food and a 19th century American literary text.

For more detailed information on what to send, please see our original CFP below. Thank you.

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(Deadline Approaching) SF and Societal Vulnerability: Fragility, Collapse, and Transformation

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 7:17am
Jonathan Elmore Savannah State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

COVID showed us what we already knew, how fragile global capitalist societies are and how unresilient they become when the structures get shocked. Some of those structures deserve to be destroyed (authoritarianism, nationalism, racism, colonialism, labor exploitation, e.g.); others need to be shored up or replaced with even better institutions and practices (healthcare, the planetary ecosystem, wealth equity, social justice, e.g.). When these fragile structures fail, their failures disproportionately affect those least able to bear the harm. And, around the world, the harmful effects of exploitative structures are repeatedly discriminatorily directed.

 

Becoming-Transhuman: The Machine Is Us (And the dash is Deleuzian)

updated: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 11:25pm
Amanda Long / NEMLA conference Spring 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Continuing an ongoing philosophical conversation about the order of rank and value, media theorist and evolutionary biologist Donna Haraway states in A Cyborg Manifesto that the classifications of human, machine, and animal species blur if one examines them at the genetic or molecular level; the order and rank of human supremacy dissolves. In the late 19th century following the acceptance of Darwin’s theory of evolution, how were the fuzzy lines between humans, animals, and machines drawn and by whom? At what point do we, as humans, become transhuman—enhanced by technology?

Interrogating Resilience and Survival

updated: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 11:25pm
Sarah Dowling and Sophie Feng, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

We are seeking submissions of abstracts for our NeMLA panel. The NeMLA Convention will take place from March 23-26, 2023, in Niagara Falls, NY, USA. The 2023 conference theme is RESILIENCE. 

 

EXTENSION: SpokenWeb Symposium 2023: "Reverb: Echo-Locations of Sound and Space"

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:51am
University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2022

SpokenWeb Symposium 2023 Call for Papers

We've extended the deadline to Friday, September 16, 2022!

The SpokenWeb Research Network (www.spokenweb.ca)  is hosting the 2023 SpokenWeb Research Symposium at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada from May 1-3, 2023. We invite those from inside and outside the Network who engage with sound in their research and/or creative practice to submit paper or panel proposals that respond to the conference theme of:

Reverb: Echo-Locations of Sound and Space

Archives of the Planetary Mine: Culture, Nature Extraction, and Energy Across the Americas, 1900s-2000s

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:19am
Stockholm University / KTH, Royal Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

With the turn towards extractivism and energy as objects for critical inquiry, minerals and fossil fuels have become crucial additions to categories of cultural, political, and materialist analyses. The international workshop Archives of the Planetary Mine will explore the intersections between culture, materiality, politics, energy consumption, and extractivism across the Americas, throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Its purpose is to address the geohistorical magnitudes of energy consumption and critical engagements with the logic of extraction as a condition of possibility for cultural production.

Asian Diaspora and Nation in Modern and Contemporary British Literature (CFP part of NeMLA)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:08am
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Is the UK a country of immigration? British immigration historian Panikos Panayi says yes. Although its history and founding are not comparable to that of the United States, which is synonymous with the history of immigration, the history of Britain is also not unrelated to immigration. On the contrary, for the past 200 years, immigration has been a major driving force in history, leading to significant changes in British society. In the context of the dissolution of the British Empire and the decline of the British economy after World War II, Englishness has emerged as a public concern by British people who ask themselves, “What is British?” or “What is English?”.

Fourth International Conference on Gender, Sexualities and Eco-Feminist Perspectives in Language, Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:56pm
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The twenty-first century is lauded for the strides in progress that have encouraged the rights of individuals to flourish and succeed regardless of gender, creed, or race. Yet issues of disparity still abound relating to gender constructions and sexual orientations especially against the backdrop of ecological crisis that are plaguing the world. The myriad of challenges which include issues of gender representation, sexual orientation, climate and/or environmental challenges, and cultural difference have become topical within scholarly circles.

Joseph Conrad Centennial Commemorative Book Project

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:52pm
Prof. John G. Peters, University Distinguished Research Professor, University of North Texas and Chandrakant A. Langare, Associate Professor of English, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, M.S. India. ,
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

 

Dear Conradians/Colleagues/ Scholars/Academics

50th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:43pm
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2022

50th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

 

February 20-21 (Virtual) – 23-25 2023

 

Featuring Keynotes by Stephanie Burt, Jennifer Egan, Merve Emre, & Fernando Operé

 

Societies in Residence at the LCLC include E. E. Cummings Society, International Lawrence Durrell Society, T. S. Eliot Society, Iris Murdoch Society, Charles Olson Society, International Harold Pinter Society & International Virginia Woolf Society

 

Water Justice and Urban Climate Resilience (NeMLA 2023)

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 1:48pm
Davy Knittle, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This NeMLA 2023 session will explore literary critical and environmental humanities methods for rethinking water justice and urban climate adaptation. We are interested in formal and informal relationships to water justice; representations of riverine and coastal cities; and readings of texts that help us consider governmental, private, and community-based strategies of water management. Topics might include representations of drought, flooding, toxicity and cleanup, water access, and water infrastructures.

Fantasy Goes to Hell: Depictions of Hell in Modern Fantasy Texts

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:53pm
The Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 

Call for Papers

Fantasy Goes to Hell: Depictions of Hell in

Modern Fantasy Texts

 

A Mythcon Online Winter Seminar (28 January 2023)

and Special Issue of Mythlore (Fall/Winter 2023)

Chairs/Editors: Janet Brennan Croft and Erin Giannini

 

Deadlines:

Proposals for the seminar: November 15, 2022

Submissions for the special issue: May 15, 2023

 

Resisting Extinction in Contemporary Italian Literature, Cinema & Media Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:51pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The environment is still being shaped by anthropocentric acts, facing continuous destruction, and reverberating catastrophic effects on numerous species, including humans both as individuals and as communities. This panel wants to contribute to the ongoing debate about the necessity to improve the human relationship with the environment, with nature, and the need for a significant, long overdue change of the current course of action. The ongoing unscrupulous devastation can lead to extreme outcomes such as extinction, announcing the termination of numerous representations of life in various forms. Yet, a strong resistance to this threat can be encountered in various contexts and is defined in disparate ways through diversified means of communication.

2023 GCWG

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 12:32pm
Global Conference on Women and Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Global Conference on Women and Gender

To be held in person March 16-18, 2023

This interdisciplinary conference on Women and Gender brings together participants from all academic fields to engage in wide-ranging conversations about education as a catalyst for freedom and transformation. Contributors are encouraged to consider education in the diversity of its forms, and how “traditional” and/or “alternative” models, both inside and outside of the classroom, intersect with the politics of gender. What are the social, economic, and intellectual consequences of denying women and marginalized communities access to education? Alternatively, how may education serve as an act of resistance to systems of oppression throughout the world?

ACLA 2023 Seminar: "Symbolic Animals: On Representation"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:30am
Alya Ansari, Liam Kruger
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

In a germinal essay of literary study, W.J.T. Mitchell observes that the human, “for many philosophers both ancient and modern, is the “representational animal,” homo symbolicum, the creature whose distinctive character is the creation and manipulation of signs—things that “stand for” or “take the place of” something else.” And in the twenty-first century, representation—in its aesthetic, cultural, semiotic, political, and myriad other contemporary dimensions—is strategically deployed for its presumptive ability to carry the burden of material disparities produced along intersecting lines of difference.

New Writing Journal seeks articles, creative work, articles on pedagogy, genre and more

updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 6:47pm
New Writing journal (Routledge/Taylor and Francis)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Routledge) seeks high quality articles, as well as creative work.

Articles submitted might focus on:

• Creative Writing in universities and colleges
• pedagogy, practice or research topics
• the processes of creative writers, their drafts and completed works
• the history of particular writing forms
• analysis of particular creative works

Special Issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL): Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek at 50

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 9:20am
Texas Studies in Literature and Language
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Special Issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL): Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek at 50

Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2023

Full name / name of organization: Texas Studies in Literature and Language

Prospective publication: September, 2024

Contact email: TSLL@austin.utexas.edu

Special Issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language: Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek at 50

South Asian Literatures: Women Writing Men, Men Writing Women (NeMLA Convention 2023)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 9:30am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

South Asian literary works have given us a memorable array of complex portraits of women and men and the relations between them. Some characters favor traditional modes of understanding the roles and behaviors of the sexes and their interrelations, others seem oriented to a progressive outlook on gender and the relations relations between women, men and non-binary individuals, while still others apparently embody a mixture of these attitudes. May we discern patterns or differences in matters of gender and gender relations when taking into account whether the authors in question identify as female, male, or non-binary?

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

updated: 
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 5:01pm
Texas Studies in Literature and Language
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

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

Deadline for submissions: September 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...

FILM REVIEWS for the quint

updated: 
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 9:44am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "the quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT

 

Deadline approaching (Osmosis: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Human Sciences)

updated: 
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 7:20am
Department of English, School of Liberal Arts and Social Science, East Delta University, Chattogram, Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2022

https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2022/04/18/osmosis-interdiscip...

The deadline for submission has been extended to 14 August 2022. Authors will be notified by 31 August 2022.

Keynote Speakers: 

Day 1 - Professor Michael Keith, PhD

            School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, UK

Day 2 - Professor Kaiser Hamidul Haq, PhD 

            Poet, Translator, and Critic 

            Former Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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