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2024 Seton Hall English Undergraduate Literature Conference

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:52am
Seton Hall University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 19, 2024

BOUNDARIES AND BORDERS

The Annual Undergraduate English Literature Conference at Seton Hall University
Friday, April 19th, 2024
Keynote Address by Dana Luciano (Rutgers University)

International Shaw Conference (Dublin, Ireland)

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10:52am
Audrey McNamara and Justine Zapin / Shaw Conference 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

International Shaw Conference Dublin June 5 th -7 th 2024

Venue: MOLI, UCD Naughton Joyce Centre, 85 St Stephen’s Green, St Kevin’s Dublin

CALL FOR PAPERS

DEADLINE this weekend!!! “Johnson-Reed 100 Years Later”: Critical Reflections on the Global Legacy of US Immigration Quotas, 1924-2024

updated: 
Monday, January 8, 2024 - 8:12am
nstitute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary and the American Hungarian Educators Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 12, 2023

“Johnson-Reed 100 Years Later”:

Critical Reflections on the Global Legacy of US Immigration Quotas, 1924-2024

 

 

This international conference is organized by the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary in partnership with the American Hungarian Educators Association to mark the 100th Anniversary of the US Immigration Act of 1924.

Date: August 22-23, 2024

Venue: Debrecen, Hungary, Main Building of the University of Debrecen

Postwar Area Literature Group CFPs - American Literature Association 2024 Conference (Chicago)

updated: 
Friday, January 5, 2024 - 4:12pm
Postwar Area Literature Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

American Literature Association
35th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2024
Chicago, IL

The Postwar Area Literature Group invites submissions on the following postwar and contemporary topics for the 2024 American Literature Association Conference, which will be held in Chicago, IL from May 23-26, 2024 (information on the annual conference can be found at the American Literature Association website). The Postwar Literature Group has three guaranteed panels this year, two in postwar studies and one in contemporary studies. Please review our calls for papers below, and email nicoledib@suu.edu with any questions.

Towards Digital Justice: Transcultural Perspectives on Digital Inequality - 7 June, 2024

updated: 
Friday, January 5, 2024 - 5:49am
University of Wolverhampton and Oxford Brookes, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

An international hybrid conference sponsored by the Daiwa Foundation UK

Location: Oxford Brookes University, UK 

Contributions by Peter Boxall (Oxford), Sebastian Groes (Wolverhampton), Alex Goody (Oxford Brookes), Professor Megumi Kato (Tsuru University, Japan), Professor Ria Taketomi (Kindai University, Japan), and Dr Jerrine Tan (City of Hong Kong University, Hong Kong - TBC)  

Call for Articles - Shaw and Ireland

updated: 
Friday, January 5, 2024 - 3:25am
SHAW: The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 1, 2025

SHAW 46.1 (June 2026): SHAW AND IRELAND

Bonnie Jo Campbell's Midwestern Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:47am
American Literature Association Conference | Bonnie Jo Campbell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS: American Literature Association Conference in Chicago, IL, May 23-26, 2024

Call for Chapters: The Multiverse in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:44am
University Press of Kansas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

The University Press of Kansas has expressed interest in publishing a book of essays about representations of the multiverse in popular culture.  The theory of the multiverse – the premise that our known universe if merely one iteration of an infinite number of alternate universes – has recently emerged from scientific obscurity to become a common trope of popular fiction.  Everything Everywhere All at Once won 2022’s Academy Award for Best Picture, multiversal timelines are a central feature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and representations of parallel realities in television shows such as SlidersFringeDr.

Jack London Society Panel at the 2024 American Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:41am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2024

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panel at the American Literature Association Conference The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, May 23-26, 2024. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu by January 27, 2024. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs. We also welcome proposals for innovative formats including roundtable discussion groups and panels featuring more speakers and briefer papers. Panel presenters can join the Jack London Society at http://jacklondonsociety.org/

Richard Wright Society at the American Literature Association 2024 Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:39am
The Richard Wright Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2024

American Literature Association Richard Wright Society
May 23-26, 2024
The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL

The Richard Wright Society invites proposals to participate in two sessions on Wright to take place at the 35th Annual American Literature Association Conference, May 23-26 in Chicago, IL.

Panel: Richard Wright’s Chicago

Seeking 2 chapters for Palgrave Handbook on Parenthood in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 12:31am
Palgrave Handbook on Parenthood in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Palgrave Handbook on Parenthood in Popular Culture

Edited by Elizabeth Podnieks (Toronto Metropolitan University) and Helena Wahlström Henriksson (Centre for Gender Research at Uppsala University)

As editors of the Palgrave Handbook on Parenthood in Popular Culture, which is under contract with Palgrave Macmillan Press and includes 40 confirmed chapters, we are seeking one additional chapter on disability and one on non-parenthood. If you are a scholar working in either of these areas and are interested in contributing to the collection, please contact both editors as soon as possible, and we can discuss topics/upcoming deadlines. Final chapters of 6,500-7,500 words would be due by May 2024.

Narratives of Coercive Control: An International Conference

updated: 
Friday, December 22, 2023 - 10:00am
University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

Call for Papers: Narratives of Coercive Control

University of York, 19-20 April 2024

Bringing together literary critics, legal historians, and creative practitioners, this conference will provide the first in-depth analysis of literary representations of coercive control. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers or creative submissions that draw out ways in which coercive control has been identified and interrogated by writers from the 1800s to the present day. 

"Seen and Read Everywhere": The Saturday Evening Post (edited volume)

updated: 
Monday, December 18, 2023 - 3:49pm
Adam McKible, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Patrick Collier, Ball State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

In 1949, James Playstead Wood described the Saturday Evening Post as “seen and read everywhere. People came to know it as they knew their own names. Its influence was pervasive and immeasurable, spreading simultaneously in many directions. . . . The Post became both a powerful and continuing social force and almost a sign and symbol of the country itself.” Under the editorship of George Horace Lorimer, and for many decades after, the Post was the most widely read U.S. magazine of its era. And yet the Post has been all but invisible in contemporary scholarship on print culture.

"Impossible!": Politics, Possibilities and Celebration

updated: 
Sunday, December 17, 2023 - 12:57pm
Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 22, 2023

15th Debrupa Bal Memorial International Students’ Seminar
(Celebrating the spirit of Abol Tabol on its centenary year)
6-7 February 2024
Department of Comparative Literature
Jadavpur University
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Impossible!": Politics, Possibilities and Celebration
The year 2023, among other occurrences, marks the first roving vehicle landing softly on
the lunar south pole, generative AI threatening to replace humans, and almost on a summative
note, Sukumar Ray’s Abol Tabol (1923) reaching a hundred years of celebrating

Modern Language Association 2025 (New Orleans, January 9 – 12, 2025): “Wallace Stevens & Classicism.”

updated: 
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:00pm
The Wallace Stevens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

There’s Jove’s “mythy mind” in “Sunday Morning,” Penelope’s meditative compositions in “The World as Meditation,” “Aeneas” bearing his father “from / The ruins of the past” in the uncollected “Tradition,” and a call-out to “Classical mythology” in general as “The greatest piece of fiction” toward the end of Adagia. Stevens invokes “Plato’s ghost” and “Aristotle’s skeleton” in “Less and Less Human, O Savage Spirit”; he proposes and describes a “platonic person” in “The Pure Good of Theory”; he points to Plato and cites Socrates throughout his essays and letters. We find him freely, knowingly referring to Callimachus, Democritus, Parmenides, Sappho, Xenophon; to Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Lucretius, Ovid.

Voicing Otherness Reconfiguring Australia’s Postcoloniality

updated: 
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 12:00pm
Marilena Parlati
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Voicing Otherness: Reconfiguring Australia’s Postcoloniality?

17th ESSE Conference 2024 Lausanne  26-30 August 2024

(please note, only members of one of the European Association for English Studies or similar can present papers at the Conference, so you should consider applying for one before sending a proposal)

Epistolary Friendships Between Writers and Readers

updated: 
Monday, December 11, 2023 - 2:35am
Université de Haute-Alsace, France
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

 

Conference, 13-14 June 2024, Université de Haute-Alsace, France | Institut de recherche en Langues et Littératures Européennes (ILLE)

 

Working languages: French, English

BEYOND HABITABILITY: HOMES AS BUILT AND IMAGINED SPACES

updated: 
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 2:07pm
The Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2024

Submission Date: Monday, January 1st, 2024

Symposium Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2024

Note: Selected presenters will be notified by Friday, January 19th, 2024.

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eva Díaz, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at the Pratt Institute School of Art and Design.

 

The Flannery O'Connor Society at ALA 2024

updated: 
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 2:06pm
The Flannery O'Connor Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

Flannery O’Connor Society

American Literature Association

2024 Annual Conference May 23-26, 2024
Palmer House Hilton | Chicago, IL

The Flannery O’Connor Society seeks proposals for three planned sessions at ALA 2024 in Chicago. See panel descriptions and submission details below under the appropriate headings.

Call for Cooperators: Academic Forms: Thinking the Ways We Do Our Work

updated: 
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 3:26am
Tim Lanzendörfer, Goethe University, Frankfurt
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

Call for Cooperators

Academic Forms: Thinking the Ways We* Do Our Work

(*Where “We” Names, Specifically, Humanities Scholars)

Preliminaries Towards Some Academic Product

William H. Gass at 100: Essays

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:22pm
Ted Morrissey / Twelve Winters Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

The year 2024 will mark the centenary of William H. Gass (1924-2017), and a collection of essays examining the work of the influential author and educator will be published by Twelve Winters Press, edited by long-time Gass scholar Ted Morrissey. Gass -- who was born in Fargo, ND, grew up in Ohio, and taught primarily at Purdue University and Washington University in St. Louis, home of the William H. Gass papers -- is perhaps best known for his massive and controversial novel The Tunnel (1995), famously 26 years in the writing and winner of the American Book Award (1996).

Kay Boyle Society: Call for Papers: American Literature Associa9on Conference (May 23-26, 2024)

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:20pm
Kay Boyle Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 12, 2023

The Kay Boyle Society (https://kbs.hypotheses.org/) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2024 American Literature Association in Chicago, IL, 23-26 May 2024.

The Kay Boyle Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Kay Boyle’s life and work that provide fresh insights.

CALL FOR PAPERS/The CEA Critic General Issue

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:20pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 2, 2026

WRITE FOR The CEA Critic
The Official Journal of the College English Association

Executive Editor: Peter Kratzke / University of Colorado - Boulder
Managing Editor:Jeraldine Kraver / University of Northern Colorado
Journal contact email: CRITICUNCO@gmail.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Writers and Artists Respond to L.M. Montgomery

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:15pm
Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 30, 2023

The Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies, a publication of the L.M. Montgomery Institute and the Robertson Library at the University of Prince Edward Island, invites submissions (written, visual, or audio-visual) for a special collection on the topic of “Writers and Artists Respond to L.M. Montgomery.” This collection will be published starting in November 2024, as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Montgomery’s 1874 birthday.

CFP: #TrueCrime: Digital Culture, Ethics and True Crime Audiences

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:14pm
Simon Hobbs and Megan Hoffman
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Call for papers: Chapter proposals for edited collection #TrueCrime: Digital Culture, Ethics and True Crime Audiences

 

Proposals due by Thursday 1st February 2024.

David Foster Wallace Panels at ALA 2024

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:13pm
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2024

The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 35th annual conference of the American Literature Association in Chicago on May 23-26, 2024. 

We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction. 

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words including name, institutional affiliation (if any), and contact information, no later than January 15, 2024 to info@dfwsociety.org . Please attach your abstract as a Word document, and indicate if you will need AV equipment.  Note that scholars are limited to one presentation at this conference. 

What Remains? Literature and Ethics in a Time of Crisis

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:13pm
Mid Sweden University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

The relation between ethics and literature became a topic of intense academic debate at the end of the twentieth century—at a time, that is, when that relation was no longer self-evident after the challenges of postcolonial, feminist, and deconstructive critique. Humanist proponents of literature’s role as an empathy engine (Nussbaum, Rorty) entered into conversation with theorists who took inspiration from the work of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas to valorize literature as a site of singular otherness—as an occasion of ethical encounter rather than moral instruction (Attridge, Eaglestone, Miller).

Post-Soul Humor MLA Panel

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:12pm
Jasleen Singh and Alex C. Valin
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

This panel invites researchers to consider how African American writers deploy humor within what critics have termed the “post-soul,” “post-Black,” “Black post-Blackness,” and “New Black Aesthetic” movements. Derek C. Maus, in Post-Soul Satire (2014), notes that the propensity for Black satirists to turn their critiques inward at the Black community rather than outwardly toward white institutions marks a key shift from ‘soul’ to ‘post-soul’ aesthetics.

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