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The Paradox of Emotion in Modern Poetry (MLA 2024)

updated: 
Monday, March 20, 2023 - 12:43am
Ariana Lyriotakis / Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2023

How does modern poetry enact a paradox of emotion? This MLA 2024 special session invites proposals exploring ambivalence, co-existence or contradiction of emotive states in modern/late modern/postmodern poetics. Broader interpretations of the theme are certainly welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Joy/Sorrow
  • Emotional valences
  • Mood
  • Somatic/Carnal
  • Intimacy
  • Hope/Loss
  • Pride/Shame
  • Emotion/Logic
  • Trauma
  • Embodied knowledge
  • Perception
  • Temporality
  • Phenomenology of emotions

Kindly submit your abstract (250-350 words) as well as a short bio by Monday, March 20th to:

MLA 2024: Empire at Sea

updated: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 10:24pm
Alexander Sherman
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Special Session at MLA 2024 in Philadelphia, January 4-7, 2024

 

How might we better understand colonialism, and ways of being and knowing against or outside of it, by foregrounding the maritime: oceans, sailing, ports, cargo, navigation, crews, shoals, shipwreck, piracy? “Water is the first thing in my imagination,” writes Dionne Brand in A Map to the Door of No Return: “I knew that everyone here was unhappy and haunted in some way” that “had something to do with the Door of No Return and the sea.” Following Brand’s method, the gambit of this roundtable is that approaching colonialism via the sea can help us see it better and imagine paths past it.

 

Hemispheric Connections: Collaboration, Critique, Community and the Black Diaspora in the Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 4:46pm
Afro-Latin/American Research Association (ALARA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2023

Community is at the heart of solidarity. To build community is to be willing to both critique its very essence and collaborate with others to strengthen the bonds. This conference seeks to explore and highlight interactions and connections by examining solidarities, tensions, and community building among the Black diaspora throughout the Americas and beyond.

Presentations that highlight the successes and joy of Black/Afro-descendant communities, resistance, activism, and cultural production as well as interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. ALARA is a multidisciplinary organization and welcomes presentations from all fields (humanities, social sciences, health sciences, etc.).

Comics on the Couch: Graphic Medicine and Psychoanalysis

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 4:50pm
Vera Camden
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The field of narrative medicine recognizes that stories articulate the language of the body. Rita Charon, the founder of the field of narrative medicine, brought both patient and practitioner to a fuller recognition of stories as a source of medical insight and intervention: stories that may take shape in words but originate through bodily drives. Drawing lessons from psychoanalysis about “attention, drives, and relationships,” she reminded us that the nineteenth-century photographs of hysteria captured images of bodies telling stories not yet spoken.

Reading In Place: Emplaced Humanities Methods (MLA 2024 Working Group

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 4:54pm
Katharine G. Trostel and Valentino L. Zullo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

This working group considers what it means to teach the humanities in a rooted, regional context. What do we mean by emplaced humanities? What tools or methods can we use? 250-word abstract & CV.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Katharine G. Trostel, Ursuline C (katie.trostel@gmail.com ) Valentino Zullo, Ursuline C (valentino.zullo@ursuline.edu )

What is the Every Day? - MLA 2024

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 4:54pm
Molly Young and Noa Nikolsky / University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Literary, theoretical, and philosophical engagements with “the everyday” have a broad, transhistorical scope—from stoic philosophy to canonical hours, or medieval books of precepts; from Locke and Kant in the eighteenth century to Wittgenstein, Austin, and the ordinary language philosophy of the early twentieth century; from Henri Lefebvre and Michel de Certeau to Toril Moi and Stanley Cavell; from considerations of the realist novel of the nineteenth century to the modernist novel of the twentieth (and beyond). 

SCI FI, FANTASY, SPEC FICTION reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 4:46pm
FEMSPEC JOURNAL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

FEMSPEC invites scholars and creative writers to join our team of book and film/television reviewers.

We focus on fantasy, science fiction, mythic, and speculative genres and use gender-based theories as well as other interpretive models as viewing lenses.

Suggested current titles may be found in the links below.

From LITERARY HUB, https://lithub.com/21-sci-fi-and-fantasy-books-to-look-forward-to-in-2023/

From INVERSE, https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/10-anticipated-sci-fi-movies-2023

In Passage: The International Journal of Writing and Mobility 6

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 4:49pm
University of Boumerdes
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 28, 2023

In Passage : The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the journal of the Department of English of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria), seeks essays in English or French for its sixth issue, to be released in December 2023. 
 
 All the contributions should either be written in English or discuss questions that relate to the English-speaking world. They should fit within the broad scope of texts and mobility and their interconnectedness in the fields of literature, linguistics, and translation, among others.

Suggested topics:

 

- Travel literature and intercultural contact.

- Nomadism.

- Exile in literature

-  Literary genres and movements

(DEADLINE EXTENDED!) Anger (SCLA, October 5-7, 2023, Philadelphia PA)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 11:24am
Society For Comparative Literature and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

2023 Conference

“Anger”

2023 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

October 5-7, 2023

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District (Hotel)

Philadelphia, PA

Keynote Speaker: Robert J. C. Young

 

Apocryphal Technologies (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 4:28pm
Jamie Allen and Anthony Enns (Editors)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2023

Apocryphal Technologies: An Archeology of Spurious and Nefarious Techniques, Devices, Practices, and Beliefs (edited collection; proposal deadline: May 15, 2023)

Reading Tolkien in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 4:28pm
University of Bonn
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

Reading Tolkien in the 21st Century
(7–8 September, 2023 – University of Bonn, Germany)

CFP: 39th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 4:28pm
The PsyArt Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 5, 2023

we are excited to announce that this year’s conference will be held at Il Fuligno – Montedomini in Florence, Italy, June 21-24, 2023. There will be an optional post-conference excursion to Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti in Tuscany on June 25. The event is sponsored by The PsyArt Foundation. Visit our 

Territorial Bodies: World Culture in Crisis

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 4:26pm
Charlotte Spear and Maddie Sinclair, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 26, 2023

In his discussion of the socio-ecological crisis of capitalism, Jason Moore dismisses the theoretical tendency to describe ‘twin’ social and environmental crises, arguing that ‘these are in fact a singular process of transformation that today we call a crisis’ (2011: 136). The 2023 Territorial Bodies: World Culture in Crisis conference proposed the notion of ‘territorial bodies’ as an analytical tool for addressing the singular socio-ecological crisis further.

Call for Conversion-Therapy Narratives/Chapters

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 4:53pm
Lucas F. W. Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

CALLING ALL CONVERSION-THERAPY SURVIVORS

Are you a conversion-therapy survivor and want to share your experience so that this debunked and dangerous practice doesn’t happen in the future? Individual stories are powerful and have much potential to personalize the often-misunderstood practice of conversion therapy.

Whether or not you have formal training in writing or storytelling, I want to hear from you! I am putting together an edited volume of stories about conversion therapy as told by survivors themselves.

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