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Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest American/Popular Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Southwest American/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Submissions are open for the 2022 Conference!

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual SWPACA conference to take place February 23-26, 2022, in Albuquerque, New Mexico! One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.

 We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2022 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions.

 

The Sense of Taste in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Medieval and Renaissance Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

42nd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum:

The Sense of Taste in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Keene State College

Keene, NH, USA

Friday and Saturday April 29-30, 2022

 

Call for Papers and Sessions

We are delighted to announce that the 42nd Medieval and Renaissance Forum: The Sense of Taste in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance will take place on Friday, April 29 and Saturday April 30, 2022 at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. The fourth in a series of five annual conferences dedicated to the five senses, the 42nd Medieval and Renaissance Forum will focus on all culinary and savory experiences in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

 

Iconography and Iconoclasm in Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Poetry

updated: 
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 3:16pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 28, 2021

From Langston Hughes’ "Goodbye, Christ" to Gertrude Stein’s "If I Told Him, A Completed Portrait of Picasso," Marie Howe’s Magdalene to Sarah Blake’s Mr. West, cultural icons feature prominently across American poetry from the past century to the present. Now that social media affords endless and immediate access to living icons’ homes, bodies, and vulnerabilities (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic), poetic treatments of icons might offer timely and incisive considerations of iconography in popular culture then and now. What makes us identify with, or feel alienated from, an iconic figure? What challenges exist in depicting realistic and relatable icons in a medium necessitating a degree of craft?

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (PCA)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Popular Culture Association

Seattle April 13-16, 2022

Subject Area: Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes

Deadline: November 15, 2021

Scope of the paper topics accepted under this area:

Romancing the Gothic Lecture/Class Series - Horror, Gothic, Romance, Supernatural and Folklore talks

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:47am
Romancing the Gothic Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Romancing the Gothic is a free online education project which started in March 2020 and provides classes and talks on various aspects of horror, the Gothic, the supernatural, folklore and more. We put on talks each week which are then also made available online for participants. To see the YouTube channel and previous classes from a variety of speakers - https://www.youtube.com/user/Ymdol1

ACLA 2022: The Novel from Land to Sea [deadline extended!]

updated: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 2:50pm
Victoria Baena, Kathleen DeGuzman
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

In this seminar, we hope to rethink long-held associations between novel and nation-state in light of recent insights from oceanic studies, archipelagic studies, as well as transatlantic, transpacific, and Indian Ocean contexts. What kinds of genres and narrative frameworks unfold from a maritime, as opposed to land-based, perspective? How do novelists negotiate these commitments across multiple scales—and what ways of reading emerge by centering islands, coasts, ports, and other liminal spaces?

Update, New Submission Deadline – NeMLA 2022 - “Resonating Voices: 17th- and 18th-century French Writers” (Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Professor of French, Rider University / 53rd Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD - March 10-13, 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This panel focuses on uncovering ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We discuss their thoughts, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. 17th- and 18th-century authors can include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. Method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by October 15, 2021 (deadline extended), to Session ID # 19144

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19144

Poetics of Authenticity / ACLA 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:42pm
Ron Ben-Tovim / Ben-Gurion University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

What does “authenticity” denote in the study literature? Is there a way of writing authentically, reading authentically, or is authenticity just the effect of certain kinds of literary tension or structure? This seminar will study the many ways of understanding the notion of authenticity in textual study. While the seminar aims to focus on the interplay between the fictional and the nonfictional in literatures of all periods, the panel would more than welcome papers dealing with other aspects of “authenticity” in artistic creation such as, but not limited to:

Historicity and factualness in literature

Memoir and witness accounts 

Reader response and its authenticities (cognitive studies)