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Intersectionality in Literature, Linguistics and Translation

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:06am
Ain Shams University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2024

In an age marked with conflict and strife, humanity is still searching for solutions to oppression and marginalization. In order to better understand the factors leading to these problems, Kimberlé Crenshaw first introduced the term “intersectionality” in 1989 to explain how a person’s intersecting identities such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, ability, nationality and religion affect their access to opportunities and privileges. In literary and linguistic studies, intersectionality is used as a framework of analysis that helps scholars examine how these factors fuel various issues, ranging from health inequity to climate change and how they are expressed, negotiated and at times resolved through texts.

Sankofa: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:03am
Sankofa: A Journal of African Children’s and Young Adult Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

Sankofa: A Journal of African Children’s and Young Adult Literature is accepting scholarly article submissions for its Summer 2025 (Vol. 15) publication. This issue will focus on the theme “Gender and Sexuality in African and African Diaspora Children’s and Young Adult Literature.”

"Speculating Exile: Literary Estrangements and Fugitive Belongings"

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:03am
Pivot Journal - York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Speculating Exile: Literary Estrangements and Fugitive Belongings

Exile is “the signature and permanent mark of the modern age,” M. Nourbese Philip wrote in 1992: “we cutting we teeth on exile— exile in the very air we breathing.” In this waning quarter of the 21st century, more than 281 million or 3.6% of the global population are migrants, a number that, by all accounts, will only rise. Displacement, whether due to economic instabilities, climate change, war, political oppression, or just the “maddest Joy” of desire, alters not only those it subjectifies, but the conditions of belonging that inform their trajectories.

2nd International Folklore and Gothic Conference (FOGO)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:02am
Morgan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

2ND INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE AND GOTHIC CONFERENCE (FOGO):

“LANDSCAPES AND TERRITORIES OF HORROR”

 

All US Come Cross the Water: Diasporic Ecological Practices & Intergenerational Relations (ASWAD 2025)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:02am
Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 16, 2024

This panel seeks papers for the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora’s (ASWAD) 12th Biennial and 25th Anniversary Conference that will be held in Saint Louis, Missouri at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel from October 29th thru November 2, 2025. This year’s conference “I’ve known rivers”: The Ecologies of Black Life and Resistance” centers “the river, and waterways, as an analytical framework for Black lives past and present.” Water “serves as a prompt for urgent questions about landscapes and ecologies as well as diasporic ruptures, spiritual practices, labors of many kinds, fugitivity and resistance” (ASWAD CFP). 

International Scholar Journal of Arts and Social Science Research: Special Issue on Current Topical Issues in English Language and Literary Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:01am
Rajpath Publisher
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

The International Scholar Journal of Arts and Social Science Research (ISJASSR) invites scholars, researchers, and academicians to submit their original research papers for a special issue focusing on Current Topical Issues in English Language and Literary Studies.

Journal Background

Established seven years ago, the International Scholar Journal of Arts and Social Science Research is a respected publication that is widely indexed in recognized databases. The journal is committed to promoting excellence in research and scholarship in the fields of arts and social sciences.

Special Issue Focus

Edited Collection: Unsettling the Lyric

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:00am
Erin Cheslow, Margaret Linley, June Scudeler
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Our proposed collection, Unsettling the Lyric, invites interdisciplinary perspectives on the possibilities, as well as the problems, of the lyric as an essential site for reexamining the histories of Indigenous-settler relations and how we express them in the present. As Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee) argues, “poetry is a particularly compelling literary form for confronting the ruptures of history and the fragmenting effects of settler colonialism.” And the lyric especially  remains as ubiquitous as it is contested.

Asian Influences in/on American Poetry

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:00am
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, March 6-9, 2025, Philadelphia, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

What effect has Asian thought or culture had in/on American poetry? How has it diversified or failed to diversify that poetry or its epistemology? This panel seeks papers on connections between American poetry/poetics and Asian culture, philosophy, and/or religion.  Any connection is welcome including how poets have (mis)used Asian culture and/or thought in their poetry and thinking about poetry.  However, in keeping with the Northeast Modern Language Association’s (NeMLA's) theme of “(R)EVOLUTION,” I am particularly interested in affinities between ways of knowing in Asian thought and American poetry and how such affinities may disrupt traditional Western epistemologies or cause American and European readers to rethink their connection to the world.

Religious Encounters: Tradition, Text, and Travel (Edited Volume, proposed to be published by Bloomsbury)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 10:59am
University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Title: Religious Encounters: Text, Travel, and Tradition

As Michael Pasquier rightly suggests, the concept of 'religion' is relatively modern, emerging predominantly through political and scientific innovations. However, this does not imply that notions of the 'sacred' or 'spiritual' were absent in earlier times. From the dawn of human existence, individuals have sought to create meaning around themselves and their place in the world. This quest to explain the origin of life and the universe has led to the creation of sacred histories, narratives, oral mythological traditions, texts, symbols, and sites.

Replacement Chapter for Collection in contract: Imperial Debt: Colonial Theft, Postcolonial Reparations

updated: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 8:40pm
Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024

Dear Colleagues:

My forthcoming collection, Imperial Debt: Colonial Theft, Postcolonial Reparations, is in contract and due out late 2024 / early 2025. 

Please review the original CFP for the book, copied below, and let me know if you have work that would be appropriate for it and fits within the rubric of the book (see below).

The full chapter is needed by July 20 2024. I will respond right away to any and all inquiries. Please email me to let me know of your interest and that you plan to submit a chapter: maureen.fadem@gmail.com

Thank you considering this important project--my very best,

Rewriting and Resisting Response (RRR)

updated: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 12:26pm
Lotfi Salhi, assistant professor of English Literature.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 8, 2024

 

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 “Rewriting and Resisting Response” (RRR)

April 2024

Call for Papers

REMINDER: Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives CONFERENCE (Debrecen University Symposium, 2024)

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:13pm
Canadian Studies Centre of the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

“Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives”
Debrecen University Symposium, 2024

 

 

This international, in-person conference is organized by the Canadian Studies Centre of the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary, as part of the Debrecen University Symposium series.

Date:

  • October 24-25, 2024

Venue:

  • Debrecen, Hungary, Main Building of the University of Debrecen

 

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for our upcoming, international, in-person conference, "Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives." 

Call for Papers: SSEES Postgraduate Conference 20

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:12pm
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024

The continuation of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, political repressions, crackdowns on LGBTQ+, women’s, ethnic and religious communities’ rights, environmental crises, and the ramifications of colonial legacies have marked the past several years in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. While indispensable academic research is being carried out to investigate various forms of political, social, cultural, and economic oppression and violence, it is crucial to highlight positive alternatives nurtured in these hostile contexts.

Post-novel/Post-semiotic/Post-dispositif in Contemporary Literature. A World-Systems Perspective

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:12pm
Special Issue 3/2025 Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Philologia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 2, 2024

Many of the theoretical fundamentals developed for literary and cultural studies throughout the twentieth century have become less efficacious. In recent decades, scholars have, indeed, investigated the transformations of storytelling and cultural consumption in the digital age. However, this issue looks to further explore the future of literary and cultural studies from a world-systems perspective with a focus on the alterations of novelistic narratives in the larger context of the supplanting of liberal, humanistic, sense-making mechanisms by computational regimes of meaning.

"Phantoms in Rites, Myths, and Discourse"

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:10pm
"Textures" (LCE, Lumière Lyon 2 University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

The academic journal, Textures, plans to publish a special issue in hauntology. This project aims at collecting articles in literature and/or history that reflect the multicultural and multilingual approach of the Foreign Literatures and Civilisations (LCE) Research Laboratory at Lumière Lyon 2 University.

https://publications-prairial.fr/textures/

 

"Phantoms in Rites, Myths, and Discourse"

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:10pm
LCE Research Laboratory, Lumière Lyon 2 University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

The Foreign Literatures and Civilisations (LCE) Research Laboratory at Lumière Lyon 2 University organises a conference on “Phantoms in Rites, Myths, and Discourse” on February 13-14, 2025. For the purpose of this conference, we invite scholars from various disciplines belonging to human sciences, and from various geographical and cultural areas, to study the figure of the ghost under its variegated forms, appearances, and representations (whether they are anthropological, artistic, political, linguistic, or else), from ghosts that we ourselves fashion to ghosts who fashion who we are.

Reimagining Crises. Turning Points in Language Studies and Literary Narratives

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 2:08pm
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 8, 2024

8th INTERNATIONAL PhD CONFERENCE

Reimagining Crises

Turning Points in Language Studies and Literary Narratives

Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies

04-05 November 2024, Sala B, Ca’ Bernardo, Venice

Call for papers

PAMLA - Migration, Diaspora, and Critical Nostalgia in Modern Arab American Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 1:59pm
Aliyah Alsaber/Imam University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 14, 2024

PAMLA Panel cfp

Migration, Diaspora, and Critical Nostalgia in Modern Arab American Literature

Apply here: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/19317

 

The complexities of migration, diaspora, and critical nostalgia provide a lens through which to explore identity, belonging, and cultural memory. In the context of Arab American literature, these themes take on added significance, reflecting the multiple experiences and narratives of individuals and communities navigating the intersections of Arab and American senses of un-be-longing.

Fictional Translators in Literature and Cinema

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 1:38pm
Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Guest Editor: Dr. Nefise Kahraman (University of Toronto)

From Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs to Denis Villeneuve's Arrival, and from Carol Shields's Unless to Sabahattin Ali's Madonna in a Fur Coat (Kürk Mantolu Madonna), translator and interpreter characters populate fictional works both on screen and on the page. The Journal of Literary Studies: Nesir's seventh issue is dedicated to exploring the role of translators and interpreters in contemporary society as represented in literature and films.

[Extended Deadline] The Seen and Unseen in Asian / Asian American Literature and Studies (SAMLA 96 panel)

updated: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 5:23pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 28, 2024

In the U.S., immigrants of Asian origin have historically fallen victim to both extreme violent legal measures and racist stereotype labels—such as the infamous “Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882” and/or other major laws against the naturalization of Asians voted in 1924 and 1934, as well as the notorious use of Orientalist terms such as “inferior race,” “yellow peril,” “perpetual foreigner,” and “model minority,” etc—all of which either aim to “unsee” or to “wrongfully see” Asian presence in the United States of America. Yet, even now two decades into the 21st century, this issue is clearly still ongoing, as the title of scholar Sharon S.

Decolonial Hope: Planetary Sustainability, Solidarity, and Transformation

updated: 
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 5:49am
Journal of Postcolonial Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Special Issue on

Decolonial Hope: Planetary Sustainability, Solidarity, and Transformation

 

Link to the CFP on the journal's website: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/decolonial-hope-planet...

 

Special Issue Editor(s)

Goutam Karmakar, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Bible and Contemporary Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 11:00am
Postscripts -- Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 1, 2025

Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts, Cultural Histories, and Contemporary Contexts, one of the major global publications exploring the reception history of religious texts, is making plans for a special issue devoted to the Bible and Contemporary Fiction

I will serve as the guest editor.

I hope to feature 4-6 essays (8000 words each, including references) on how biblical patterns, themes, and trajectories surface in works of contemporary fiction, broadly construed, from the non-western as well as western world.

The Historicities of Securities and Peace

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:30pm
Centre for Studies of Conflict, Philipps University Marburg (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024

Zentrumstage 2024

The Historicities of Security and Peace

Philipps University Marburg (Germany)

October 9-11, 2024

Deadline for paper submission is June 16, 2024

Conference Topic

Intercultural Conversations: Collaboration, Exchange and Transformation in Literary and Cultural Practices

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:29pm
Dr Aoileann Ní Éigeartaigh, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

This volume of essays would like to celebrate the role played by writers and other artists in initiating the kind of intercultural conversations necessary to transcend the political, geographical and cultural borders erected in the name of nationalism. The collection is based on a conference held on the theme in April 2024. I have a contract with a publisher and am looking for a final few essays to complete the collection.

 

Nightmares from the Past, Visions of the Future: Alternative Futurism & Comics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:27pm
ICLA Research Committee on Comics Studies and Graphic Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

"Framing the Unreal: Exploring Graphic/Visual Science Fiction and Fantasy"

ICLA Research Committee  on Comics Studies  and Graphic Narrative 20th Anniversary Conference

Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy - November 11-15, 2024

https://www.comics-studies.com/events/sff2024

 

Call for Papers

Panel #9: "Nightmares from the Past, Visions of the Future: Alternative Futurism & Comics"

CfP (Edited Book Volume): Österreichische Kunst, Kultur und Literatur des 20./21. Jahrhunderts [BKCI indexed]

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:26pm
Kunstuniversität Linz
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Österreichische Kunst, Kultur und Literatur des 20./21. Jahrhunderts 

Wir laden herzlich zur Einreichung von Beiträgen für unseren geplanten Sammelband über Österreichische Kunst, Kultur und Literatur des 20./21. Jahrhunderts ein. Dieser Band strebt an, eine umfassende Analyse und Diskussion über bedeutende kulturelle Entwicklungen und künstlerische Strömungen Österreichs im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert zu präsentieren. Wir begrüßen Beiträge aus den Bereichen Kulturwissenschaft, Kunsthistorik, Germanistik sowie aus angrenzenden Disziplinen und freuen uns auf Ihre vielfältigen Einsendungen und danken Ihnen im Voraus für Ihr Interesse und Ihre Mitarbeit.

SECOND CALL: Essays on Race and Racism in The Vampire Diaries Franchise, under contract with McFarland Press

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 2:52pm
Deanna P. Koretsky, Spelman College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2024

Essays are invited for an edited volume exploring the role that race and racism play in the narrative worlds of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies, as well as the real world that consumes them. This volume explores how race intersects with other identity categories (gender, sexuality, disability, class, etc.) in the television and book series; how it structures power and agency in the storyworlds and behind the scenes; how it permeates the fan cultures associated with the franchise; and how ongoing fascination with the franchise reflects the tumultuous years of the Obama and Trump presidencies, the coronavirus pandemic, the racial uprisings of 2020, and beyond.

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