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MLA 2025: The (In)visibility of Minoritized Speakers

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 8:50am
LSL Language Change Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The MLA Language Change Forum is seeking papers that document changes in the (in)visibility of minoritized speakers. Topics may include but are not limited to issues of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and marginalized linguistic varieties across fields and pedagogies. Please submit a 300 word abstract for consideration. 


 Conference Title: Modern Languages Association Annual Conference

Conference Dates: January 9-12, 2025

Conference Location: New Orleans, LA

Contact Information: Laura Francis, Cornell U (lrf62@cornell.edu)

Call for Book Chapters for the Edited Volume: Interdisciplinary Studies on German Philology Cyberpunk and Digital Rebellion of AI

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:59pm
Prof. Dr. Habib Tekin / Marmara University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

As a literary genre and a form of cultural aesthetic cyberpunk narratives depict dark visions of the future in which technology, society, and human existence merge. A major element of this setting is Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is often portrayed as a powerful, autonomous entity in cyberpunk universes. In cyberpunk genres, AI typically symbolizes both the zenith of human advancement and a looming existential danger for human beings. The dynamic between humans and AI in these narratives not only raises ethical dilemmas but also highlights the potential conflicts and challenges associated with the development of advanced AI technologies.

Foucault and Postcolonial Governmentalities in South Asia

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:58pm
Postcolonial Studies Association of the Global South (PSAGS) & Institute of Language Studies and Research (ILSR) Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

Call for Papers
https://foucault40.info/
Seminar: Foucault and Postcolonial Governmentalities in South Asia
24-25 May, 2024
https://foucault40.info/kolkata/
Organised by
Postcolonial Studies Association of the Global South (PSAGS)
&
Institute of Language Studies and Research (ILSR) Kolkata
Venue: Institute of Language Studies and Research (ILSR) Kolkata, New Town Campus
This seminar hinges on South Asian governmentalities (Legg and Heath, 2018), as experienced in postcolonial
South Asian nation states. They were erstwhile colonies, liberated through intense anti-colonial struggles

THE POLITICS OF REPRODUCTION: SURROGACY IN LITERATURE, FILM, VISUAL ART, AND SOCIAL MEDIA

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:53pm
Laura Lazzari, The Sasso Corbaro Foundation for the Medical Humanities (Switzerland) and Giulia Po DeLisle UMass Lowell
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

VIRTUAL GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM ON SURROGACY

THE POLITICS OF REPRODUCTION: SURROGACY IN LITERATURE, FILM, VISUAL ART, AND SOCIAL MEDIA

OCTOBER 25, 2024

Water and Childhood

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:27pm
JOCPC: Journal of Children in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

JOCPC is pleased to be working with guest editor Jack Anderson who is assembling a special edition of the journal for the Fall 2024 issue focusing on the figure of the child paired with the rich symbolism of water. We have kept the theme open-ended, and invite works across a wide range of disciplines where researchers are addressing the relationship between water and childhood. Investigations into the topic may include (but are not limited to):

 

Call for Chapters – Cultural Depictions of the Stepmother: Literature, Stage, and Screen

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:26pm
Jo Parnell – Lexington Books
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Announcement: Call-for-Papers 

 

This call is for abstracts for a scholarly, international edited collection entitled, Cultural Depictions of the Stepmother: Literature, Stage, and Screen. Currently I am seeking a number of academics and professionals in the field who might like to send me an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the book. 

 

Deadline for abstract submissions:  April 30, 2024

 

THE TEXT-CFP: VOL.6, NO.2, JULY 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:50am
THE TEXT (ISSN: 2581-9526)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

The Text, an International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language, Literature and Critical Theory (ISSN: 2581-9526) invites original, unpublished research papers for July 2024 issue.

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FRAME 37.2 "Between the Lines"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:49am
FRAME Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS                            FRAME 37.2 "Between the Lines"

Verge 13.1 CfP

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:25am
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 15, 2025

A PDF of this call is available here.

For questions, contact verge@psu.edu.

Deadlines: June 1, 2025 (Convergence proposals)
September 15, 2025 (Essay submissions)

CFP (RMMLA): Bridging Worlds: Unpacking Asian-German Interconnections in Comparative Asian Literature and Film

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 11:24am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 77th Annual Convention Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Call for Papers: Bridging Worlds: Unpacking Asian-German Interconnections in Comparative Asian Literature and Film

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 77th Annual Convention Conference

Dates: October 10-12, 2024

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

The “Bridging Worlds: Unpacking Asian-German Interconnections in Comparative Asian Literature and Film” panel invites scholars to explore the multidirectional and multifaceted connections between Asian and German cultures, histories, and philosophies as represented in literature and cinema.

The Ruins of Empire: Postcolonial Hauntings

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 5:43am
Postcolonial Narrations Postgraduate Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 19, 2024

The notion of ‘haunting’ connotes windswept houses tormented by ghosts and specters, forging a connection between an unresolved past, the troubled present, and imagined futures. With Derrida’s coinage of the French neologism l’hantologie (hauntology), the figure of the specter became a byword for the “disjunction in the presence of being” (Goellner 5), pointing to the conflicting connection between the present and the past. Indeed, “[i]nstead of demanding a distancing, the twists and turns of haunting manifest as a thinking against or after” (Blanco and Peeren 32).

Research Articles on Southeast Asia, East Asia and India's North-East Region

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 12:25am
Rising Asia Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Rising Asia Journal invites Research Articles on Southeast Asia, East Asia (Japan, China, the Koreas, and Taiwan), and India's North-East Region, on all aspects of these Asian societies, in particular literature, poetry, music, art, society, as well as politics and diplomacy. We are interested in the use of diplomacy in the arts as well.

Articles should be between 5,000 to 10,000 words in length, with footnotes, and Works Cited.

Authors are urged to visit the journal's website at www.rajraf.org to read the submission guidelines. 

Articles should be original, and should offer a new and innovative perspective.

Bordering Queerness | MLA 2025 (New Orleans)

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2024 - 9:59pm
Ketan Jain
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Thinking critically about both borders and sexuality, this panel invites papers that border on queer theory by putting it in conversation with texts and contexts that still seem illegible within its dominant, white, and Western mappings.

Filter

updated: 
Saturday, February 17, 2024 - 12:53am
2024 EALA Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

 

 

2024 EALA Annual Conference will be held on October 19, 2024 in National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. The theme for the conference is "Filter." The deadline for abstract submission is February 29, 2024. 

 

Please refer to the webpage for detailed information and schedule.

https://eala.org.tw/zh-hant/news/2024322024-eala-annual-conference-cfp 

 

 

 

Call for Papers

 

2024 EALA Annual Conference

 

New National Allegories: Twenty-First Century India in the Indian English Novel from 1990s to the present

updated: 
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 11:19am
Department of English Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening) University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 18, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

National Conference

On

 

New National Allegories: Twenty-First Century India in the Indian English Novel from 1990s to the present

13th March 2024

 

Under the aegis of Viksit Bharat@2047

In collaboration with IQAC, ZHDC (E)

 

"Memory, Transgression, and Change" International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 5:11am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

Conference online: 18-19 April 2024

 

Scientific Committee:
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Dr Charlotte Beyer – University of Gloucestershire, UK

 

Call for Papers: 

This conference seeks to explore the subject of transgression, and the intersections between memory, transgression and representation.

Gullah Narratives in American Literatures

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:37pm
Special Session at the MLA 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

I am seeking papers for a special sesssion (to be submitted and approved) at the MLA 2025, January 9-12 in New Orleans. Since the conference is located in New Orleans, I though I would take advantage of the setting and explore the presence of  Gullah and other regional folkores in  American literary works Toni Morrison has said that some of the songs in Song of Solomon are rooted in Gullah folklore. The theme of the MLA convention is "Invisibility." Certainly  these folkloric roots and threads in American literary works have remained invisible.

Postcolonial Interventions (ISSN 2455-6564)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:14pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Postcolonial Interventions (ISSN 2455-6564)

Call for Papers

 Vol. IX, Issue 2 (June 2024) 

The Futures of Postcolonial Thought: Desire and Collectivity

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 7:58pm
Association of Postcolonial thought
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Focusing on the interplay between “Desire and Collectivity,” the third symposium of The Association of Postcolonial Thought gestures to the many political, personal, and affective drives that structure our orientation to the past and to the possibilities of the present. It likewise speculates about the collectivities such desires engender and the futures they call into being. While the 2022 APT rubric, “Anticolonialism as Theory,” reconsidered the past through the foundations of postcolonial thought, and the 2023 APT topic, “Crisis,” contemplated the calamities of our present, the 2024 theme asks us to envision the possibilities of what could be.

The Question of Representation in the Writing of contemporary Indian literature

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 4:30pm
University of Tübingen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Academic workshop at the University of Tübingen, Germany

10-12 June 2024 (in person)

 

In an increasingly globalized world, where a combination of digital technologies and multiple possibilities for migration, as well as the unfortunate realities of regional conflicts and climate change, people are brought together not just across geographical but also socio-cultural barriers. Race, class, gender, and creed, among other factors, come into collusion and synchrony in the most stunning ways to produce more and more questions about the value and meaning of a human life. In this context, the question of authentic voice and its representation looms paramount and the writing of literature its biggest ally.

 

Women Writing War: Visibility and Representation in South Asian Literary Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:40pm
Aparajita De/University of the District of Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Women Writing War: Visibility and Representation in South Asian Literary Fiction Abstracts solicited for an MLA 2025 session to explore women's role in writing violence in S Asia. How has the question of visibility and representation affected women's voice and agency? 250-word abstracts, 100-word bios.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Aparajita De, University of the District of Columbia (de.aparajita@gmail.com )

Literary Druid - Regular Issue April 2024

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:34pm
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

Literary Druid is a journal that fosters 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 the English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.

History of Translation of Tribal Literature in India

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:30pm
Department of Comparative Indian Language and Literature University of Calcutta
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 18, 2024

The Department of Comparative Indian Language and Literature, University of Calcutta

organises

A Two-Day National Seminar

on

History of Translation of Tribal Literature in India

March 21-22, 2024

Concept Note

Beyond Borders: Trends in World Children's Literature and Children's Literature in Translation

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:28pm
Master of Arts in Children's Literature, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024

Beyond Borders: Trends in World Children’s Literature and Children’s Literature in Translation

Call for Paper Proposals

Deadline for Submission: 10th March 2024

A peer-reviewed graduate student conference on children’s literature, media, and culture

 

University of British Columbia | Unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Vancouver, Canada | Friday 21st June - Saturday 22nd June 2024

 

pt-en translators: absinthe literary magazine

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:28pm
University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Call for translators: ABSINTHE literary magazine

 

Absinthe: World Literature in Translation invites submissions of original English-language translations of Brazilian literature for its 30th issue, to be published in December 2024. 

 

Absinthe publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Owned and operated by the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan, Absinthe is edited by graduate students. This issue will be edited by Júlia Irion Martins and Sam McCracken.

 

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