This panel seeks to examine the relationship between “apocalypse” and “utopia” in American literature and culture. In the wake of 2020 and its arguably apocalyptic elements, coupled with increased conversations about how these moments of rupture and upheaval might serve as openings for crafting a better world and a better society, this panel welcomes submissions on any aspect or portrayal of the relationship between the apocalyptic and the utopian in American literary and cultural production--novels, short stories, poetry, comics, graphic novels, films, television, etc. How might we understand the relationship between apocalypse and utopia in seeking to form a politics of utopia (and all that phrase might entail)?
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Scripting the Past in the Present:
Early America and Contemporary Culture
SAMLA 93, November 4-6, 2021 (Atlanta, GA)
Patrick M. Erben and Rebecca L. Harrison, University of West Georgia
In this creative panel we will gather voices from a wide array of poet-scholars that write in and experiment with their original languages, and will present their works in both their original languages and in their English translations. This creative session welcomes a variety of sounds, themes, approaches, experiments, that work within the poetic realm.
‘Make It New’ Once Again: Experimental Trends in 21st-century Poetry in English
Northeast Modern Language Association 53rd Annual Covention, Baltimore MD, March 10-13, 2022
Panel: Networks of Care in Early Modern Women’s Maternal Fiction and Nonfiction
Chairs: Kate Albrecht (University of Miami), Claire Richie (Univesity of Miami)
This panel seeks to explore how Early Modern maternity is figured through various genres and creates social networks of care. From recipes to poetry, how do Early Modern women, within proto-feminist coteries, create a written record of their reproductive choices and roles as caregivers?
I'd like to invite world language practitioners and intellectuals whose work is relevant to Community Engaged Learning to submit a proposal for the roundtable Civic Engagement in the World Language Classroom: Community Engaged Learning. [For those with limited experience but a strong interest in starting a CEL course: there will also be a workshop on the same topic, please join us at NeMLA] Format: Roundtable (3-10 participants give brief, informal presentations (5 minutes) followed by an open conversation)Language taught: Any language, any levelWhere and when: NeMLA 2022 (Baltimore, March 10-13) What are Community Engaged Learning courses?Community Enga
Older women's contributions to art and intellectual pursuits are often under-valued in western culture. Many contemporary women writers challenge our perception of their abilities and worth by continuing to produce award-winning fiction about aging women as they themselves age. Writers such as Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, Amy Tan, Joyce Carol Oates and Isabel Allende have all continued to write well into their sixties and seventies, and their focus on complex older female characters creates a counter-narrative to the popular conception that they are no longer relevant. This panel invites proposals that examine the literary contributions of contemporary women writers over sixty who focus on similarly-aged female characters.
Writers inherit much from their families: stories, material wealth, trauma, discipline, genetic traits, knowledge, and other legacies. What do we do with this heritage and how do we make it our own in our original creative productions? Will the legacy become a heirloom seed that produces exquisite blooms or a hereditary disorder that wilts inspiration on the vine? Bestselling memoirists Mary Karr, Sherman Alexie, Ocean Vuong, and many others have famously shaped family trauma into achingly poignant works of art, begging us to ask if such pain is a necessary ingredient of their success.
CFP – Panel: 53rd annual NeMLA Convention
Baltimore, MD (10-13 March, 2022)
Connecting Characters in Modern and Contemporary French-Language Fiction
Abstract deadline: September 30, 2021
The Milton Society of America will sponsor a panel on Critical Race Milton at the 2022 RSA meeting in Dublin. This panel seeks to continue the ongoing discussions concerning race and racial thinking in premodern eras. Submissions might consider the importance of race in John Milton’s thinking or the role of Milton’s writings in the formation of racial discourses.
To propose a paper, please submit a title (maximum fifteen words) and a 150-word abstract, along with a short cv, to Eric Song (email@example.com), no later than JULY 30 (please note this is an extended deadline).
The Milton Society of America will sponsor a panel on Milton and the North Atlantic World at the 2022 Renaissance Society of America meeting in Dublin. This panel seeks to put scholarship on the topics of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in John Milton’s writings in dialogue with scholarship on the Baltics, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. We invite submissions that consider any aspect of Milton’s poetry or his religious and political thought within this international context.
To propose a paper, please submit a title (maximum fifteen words) and a 150-word abstract, along with a short cv, to Eric Song (firstname.lastname@example.org), no later than July 30 (please note this is an extende deadline).
The editors have received several requests for extra time: balancing teaching, designing, and researching during the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge with which we fully empathize. It is also an opportunity to invite others to participate, and we welcome additional proposals. Updated proposal deadline, November 1, 2021.
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Call for Proposals
Tabletop Teaching: Board Games and Social Justice
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program promotes the work of scholars new to bibliography, broadly defined to include the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of all textual artifacts. This includes manuscript, print, and digital media, from clay and stone to laptops and iPads.
The New Scholars award is $1,000, with a $500 travel stipend. Three awards are made each year as part of a two-pronged program:
1. New Scholars present fifteen-minute talks on their current, unpublished bibliographical research during a program preceding the Society’s Annual Meeting, held each January.
9-11 September 2021, online
Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza
Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang
Girl, Interrupted. Crank. Thirteen Reasons Why. Wintergirls. It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Turtles All the Way Down. Amidst a preponderance of "mental illness novels" marketed toward a young-adult audience, we are left wondering: where's the Madness?