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Marxism and Neoliberalism Today

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 5:18pm
The University of Florida Marxist Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 27, 2022

CFP: Annual University of Florida Marxist Reading Group Conference

“Marxism and Neoliberalism Today”

(EXTENDED DEADLINE) 

Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida

April 8-10, Gainesville, FL

 

Keynotes: Rachel Greenwald Smith (St. Louis University), Mitch Murray (Emory University), Patricia Ventura (Spelman College)

 

Studies in Popular Culture Article Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 2:23pm
Studies in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2022

Studies in Popular Culture (SiPC), a journal of the Popular Culture Association in the South (PCAS), publishes articles on popular culture however mediated through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events--any of the material or conceptual conditions of life.

A multidisciplinary journal, SiPC gives preference to submissions that demonstrate familiarity with the body of scholarly work on popular culture but avoid the jargon associated with certain single-discipline studies. SiPC accepts submissions on all forms of popular culture (American or international) studied from the perspective of any discipline. 

Nabokov and Curiosity (MLA 2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 7:53am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 19, 2022

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for the 2023 MLA Convention (San Francisco, January 5-8) for a panel session on the topic “Nabokov and Curiosity.” Proposals should examine some aspect of curiosity as a theme in Nabokov’s works or as an approach to reading them.

Ulysses 100

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:36pm
Georgian-American University of Tbilisi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

T.S. Eliot called Ulysses ‘the most important expression which the present age has found; … a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape.’’ Indeed, after a century it is a book which is still read, discussed, translated, researched and which influences not only writers, but painters, musicians, philosophers, photographers, film directors.

We invite scholars and students from various fields to send proposals for a 15-minute paper with a creative approach towards any aspect of Joyce’s works.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Ethics of Life Reconsidered: Coexistence in a Chronic Emergency

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:29pm
ELLAK (English Language and Literature Association of Korea)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) presents its annual conference to be held virtually from Thursday, December 15 to Saturday, December 17, 2022.

 

Not Quite Human: Crakers, Pigoons, and Other Others in Margaret Atwood’s Works (MLA, San Francisco, Jan 2023)

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:21pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

MLA: 5–8 January, 2023, San Francisco, CA

 Not Quite Human: Crakers, Pigoons, and Other Others in Margaret Atwood’s Works

 Following recent bioengineering marvels and the first successful pig-to-human heart transplant, the Margaret Atwood Society panel welcomes proposals for papers on depictions of the nonhuman in Atwood’s works.

 250-word abstract and bio are due to Lee Frew, leefrew@yorku.ca, March 15, 2022.

MLA Special Session: Affect and Embodiment at the Margins in 20/21-c. American Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:20pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

This MLA Special Session panel invites papers that interrogate the affordances and stakes of mobilizing marginalized affects, or elucidating affects that move between marginalized bodies in contemporary American literature and culture. 

 

Lauren Berlant characterized affect as the “body’s response to the world, something you’re always catching up to.” And yet critics often overlook the role of material bodies and embodiment in the circulation and impact of affect. How can we put the questions of embodiment and materiality back into the study of affect theory? What can be gained from studying bodily affectations in marginalized lives? 

 

Other questions/topics to consider:

Queer Faulkner

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:08pm
Jay Watson / University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2023

“Queer Faulkner”

July 23-27, 2023

University of Mississippi

Announcement and Call for Papers

http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner

[Deadline approaching] Call for proposals: Special Issue of RCEI (Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses)

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 3:49am
Research project "Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste"
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

CALL FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF REVISTA CANARIA DE ESTUDIOS INGLESES (spring 2023)

 

The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks submissions for a special issue entitled “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” to be published in spring 2023. The monograph is guest-edited by Begoña Simal-González (Universidade da Coruña), Sara Villamarín-Freire (Universidade da Coruña), and Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Universidad Nebrija), members of the research project “Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste,” financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science (PID2019-106798GB-I00) and the AEI (National Research Agency).

 

Deadline Extended: Call for Papers — Blackboxed Futures: Multiple Temporalities of Algorithmic Technologies (Online Symposium)

updated: 
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 7:25am
Higher School of Economics, Moscow
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 25, 2022

Algorithmic technologies are nowadays proliferating in various sectors of the economy and, more generally, in society. Yet, while their widespread development already occupies several areas of contemporary life, their material configuration often remains opaque and difficult to comprehend, especially when it comes to how algorithms shape the futures of people and societies at large. Often, algorithms and AI technologies are conceived by their users and creators as “magic” that is beyond comprehension — an understanding that has a range of political and cultural implications for society (Campolo & Crawford, 2020) and has been consequently recognized in the theorizations of economy and politics (Pignarre & Stengers, 2012).

SAMLA African American Literature Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:17pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022

South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference 

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CLIMATIC JUSTICE/INJUSTICE 

 

Online Conference: Women and Comedy 1890 - 1950

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:15pm
International Conference of The Elizabeth von Arnim Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022

Online Conference: Women and Comedy 1890 - 1950

(Sponsored by the International Conference of The Elizabeth von Arnim Society)

17th- 18th September 2022

 

Having accepted papers on a range of fascinating writers and topics, we have responded to feedback from international participants and have decided to convert this conference from a face-to-face event in Cambridge to a fully-online event.

 

As a result, we’re delighted to open the conference to those who were unable to join us in person but are interested in participating online, via this supplementary call for papers.

 

Margaret Atwood's Settings and Spaces (PAMLA 11/13-11/15/22 Los Angeles)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:14pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Margaret Atwood’s works are replete with significant spaces: the forest in which Lucy disappears in “Death by Landscape,” Iris’s mansion in the fictional Port Ticonderoga of The Blind Assassin, Offred’s room, haunted by the Offreds who came before her, in The Handmaid’s Tale, Aunt Lydia’s hiding place in Ardua Hall in The Testaments, the rooftop gardens of the MaddAddam trilogy, Kinnear’s basement in Alias Grace, and more. We’re in a Renaissance of Atwood scholarship, prompted in part by contemporary parallels to the events in her dystopias and to the Hulu and Netflix adaptations of The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace, respectively.

The Fury of Achilles: The Faces of War

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:14pm
University of Aveiro
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The Fury of Achilles: The Faces of War

International Conference

29 and 30 September 2022

University of Aveiro

 

http://furiadeaquiles.web.ua.pt/index.php/presentation-2/ 

 

The International Conference “The Fury of Achilles: The Faces of War” will be held in the Department of Languages and Cultures of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, on 29 and 30 September 2022. It will be a presential event.

 

Literary Druid

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:09pm
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Literary Druid is a journal that destinies to foster research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.

The South Asian Diaspora: Dynamics of Change

updated: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 11:43am
Modern Language Association (In-person Annual Convention, 2023, San Francisco)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Description & Requirements:

 We invite 200-word abstracts for papers that explore the construction/theorization/rethinking/deconstruction/rise/success of South Asian Diaspora who leave the 'origin' of their forefathers and settle or are born elsewhere.

Preference will be given to a scholar working on Nepali/Bhutanese/Bangladeshi/Maldives Diaspora Literature.

participants for a panel examining the question of love in Joyce’s works for XXVIII International James Joyce symposium Dublin (“JAMES JOYCE: ULYSSES 1922–2022”),

updated: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 11:29am
Benjamin Boysen
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

We are seeking additional participants for a panel examining the question of love in Joyce’s works for XXVIII International James Joyce symposium Dublin (“JAMES JOYCE: ULYSSES 1922–2022”), this year.

The conference focuses on Ulysses. But papers do not have to focus on Ulysses and reflections on love in Joyce's other works are more than welcome too.

Please submit a 250-word abstract that includes the speaker’s name and academic affiliation (if applicable) alongside the paper title to both Gaurav Majumdar (majumdg@whitman.edu) and Benjamin Boysen (benjamin.boysen@outlook.dk) before March 15, 2022.

Querying Eco-Aesthetics

updated: 
Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 5:03pm
American Academy of Religion, Comparative Studies of Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Eco-Aesthetics: What is it? How to query it and think it through? This panel takes up such a line of inquiry within at least three broad domains: epistemology, method/practice and comparison. Especially for those who invested in ongoing concerns pertaining to ecology, environmentalism, wildlife preservation, sustainability, this panel seeks to amplify their voices in stock-taking the term Eco-Aesthetics. How do we conceptualize it epistemologically? How can Eco-Aesthetics be informed by and inform a multitude of trans-disciplinary discourses such as those coming out of art, anthropology, ethics, religious studies, natural sciences, architecture, spirituality and ritual studies?

Novels on the Musical Stage

updated: 
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 11:29am
Jeff Dailey/MLA--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

How are novels adapted for onstage presentations as musicals or operas?  Given their large numbers of characters, multiple settings, and large spans of time, the plots of novels need to be adapted to fit within the logistical and chronological realities of live theatre, as compared when novels are adapted for film or video.  Also, how is music used in these adaptations?  We seek proposals that examine how this has been done in the past and is being done now.

Looking Backward, Working Forward: Contemporary Life Writing and the Queer/Trans Past

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 4:03pm
Megan Paslawski / MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

What strategies are contemporary life writers using to approach queer/trans pasts that remain unrecognized or unrecognizable? Possible topics may include archival silences, biofiction, LGBTQ childhoods and queer temporality, intergenerational mentorship, HIV/AIDS’ legacy, and more.

This call for papers is for a special session at the Modern Language Association 2023 conference, which means that it is a non-guaranteed panel. Please submit 250-word abstracts and CVs to Megan Paslawski (Queens College, CUNY) to be considered for the panel proposal. 

 

Call for Papers ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 2:21pm
ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Call for Papers

ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies

ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies invites submissions for the second issue of the journal - a general issue on literature, theatre and culture studies.

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

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 1:35pm
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN: 2791-6553)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies invites submissions for the third issue of the journal - a general issue on Literature and Drama Studies.

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal that serves as a forum for multi- and interdisciplinary discussions across Literature and Drama Studies, providing academicians, scholars, professionals and students with the opportunity to disseminate their research to a diverse audience of peers and professionals.

The second issue aims to cover literary and theatrical works in general.

The Working Dead: Capitalism, Mortality, and Their Discontents (panel)

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 12:35pm
Marxist Literary Group - Institute on Culture and Society: Transition
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate infection and fatality rates among the working class, coupled with the increasing peril from climate catastrophe, has foregrounded the existential precarity of those on the unfortunate side of the wage relation and empire. This panel considers, however, that in the absence of full human flourishing—in Marx’s word, Gattungswesen—the proletariat is, in a sense, already dead prior to the expiration of their physical bodies.

Call for Abstracts: Trace Journal, Issue 5

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 12:02am
Brandon Murakami / Trace
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Trace, a peer-reviewed, open-access, and interdisciplinary journal seeks proposals of 250-300 words for its upcoming issues thematized around AI. Trace considers the material and ethical impacts of media in all forms with specific interest in scholarship that theorizes the confluences of technology, culture, and life. 

This issue invites proposals for articles that analyze and critique the various and sometimes contested representations of Artificial Intelligence (AI). We especially encourage papers that consider non-Western narratives, as well as relatively recent ones from a range of mediums. Topics can include but are not limited to:

[CFP] Gothic Afterlives: The Reincarnation of Horror in Film and Television

updated: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:25pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2017. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 

 

[EXTENDED] Gothic Journeys: Paths, Crossings, and Intersections

updated: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:25pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP closed in 2018. If you are encountering it any time in 2022 or afterwards, it is due to an error in the system. Thank you. 

 

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its fourth biennial conference, to be held at the Mantra on View Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Australia, on 22-23 January 2019.

Working Conditions in Australasian Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:32pm
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Call for Papers

MLA 2023

American Association of Australasian Literary Studies

San Francisco, California, 5–8 January 2023

Barbara Hoffmann, AAALS Vice President, Session Organizer and Moderator

 

Session Title:

Working Conditions in Australasian Literature

Full CFP:

Gender Research Workshop “Hollywood and the Subversion of Identity”

updated: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 3:32pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

In the online session "Hollywood and the Subversion of Identity", Sandra Shevey will discuss raising issues of gender, race, antisemitism and orientation in interviews with megastars. 

Sandra Shevey, age 78, has not only interviewed over 500 major icons from Mick Jagger to Alfred Hitchcock in her career spanning 60 years, she has revised the megastar interview by introducing issues of race, gender, antisemitism and orientation.

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