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2023 International Seminar: Literature as Discourse

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:18am
Research and Cultural Forum, Department of English, Pondicherry University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

Two-Day

International Seminar

on

Literature as Discourse

 

5th & 6th October 2023

 

Organized by

 

 

Research and Cultural Forum (RCF)

Department of English

Pondicherry University

Puducherry-605014

 

Host Department:

Thirteenth Biennial MESEA Conference, June 12-14, 2024, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu - Moving Cultures, Moving Ethnicities

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:13am
The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • John McLeod (University of Leeds)
  • Anna-Leena Toivanen (University of Eastern Finland)
  • Tobias Skowronek (Technical University of Georg Agricola)

 

Those of us who are “world”-travelers have the distinct experience of being different in different “worlds” and of having the capacity to remember other “worlds” and ourselves in them.

—   Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)

 

Fragmented Lives

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:12am
International Auto/Biography Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Fragmented Lives

IABA (International Auto/Biography Association) World Conference 2024

in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Memory and Literature, University of Iceland

Reykjavik, 12-15 June 2024

Deadline for abstracts: Oct. 1, 2023

The IABA World Conference 2024 will be held at the University of Iceland in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Memory and Literature 12-15 June 2024. The theme of the conference is ‘Fragmented Lives.’ We invite proposals for individual papers or panels of 3-4 papers as well as round-table suggestions on that theme.

International Conference on Children’s Literature: Classics to Contemporary

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:09am
Kashmiri Section, Department of Modern Indian Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2023

CONCEPT NOTE

 

 

“Children may not understand all that's happening below the surface of a story. It doesn't matter. Because even though they may not be able to define or verbalize it, they sense there's something more than meets the eye; on an almost subliminal level, they're aware of a richness of texture, or meaning and emotion -- a richness that, in a great book, is inexhaustible. And the child may well come back to it again and again, perhaps long after he's stopped being a child.”

- Lloyd Alexander.

         

 

"Loneliness" 5h International Interdisiciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:09am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2023

Conference online (via Zoom) 28-29 September 2023 ABOUT CONFERENCE: 

What makes us happy and content in our life? Some people may point to fabulous fame, fortune, or money. Some may say that the key to happiness are interpersonal relationships. But what if someone is alone? Is loneliness really disastrous? Are there any benefits of loneliness? Can loneliness become an epidemic? In order to answer such questions, during our conference we will have to concentrate on many particular issues.

Caring Futures: Contradictions, Transformation, and Revolutionary Possibilities

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:08am
The American University of Paris, France
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

CFP Caring Futures: Contradictions, Transformation, and Revolutionary Possibilities

 

May 27th-30th, 2024

 

The American University of Paris, France

 

We invite proposals for a conference on the futures of care to be held at the American University in Paris, May 27 - May 30th, 2024.

 

NeMLA 2024 panel - Poetry Is Dead? Long Live Spoken Word!

updated: 
Friday, August 11, 2023 - 7:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association / Shefali Banerji (University of Vienna)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This is a call for paper for the NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) 2024 panel on spoken word poetry. The convention will take place in Boston from 7th to 10th March 2024. The panel invite papers that address the rich form of spoken word poetry in any of its manifestations within the UK and US scenes.

 

Deadline Approaching: The Body, Fashion, and Popular Culture - Northeast PCA Online Fall Conference 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 12:12pm
Northeast Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2023

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) The Body, Fashion, and Popular Culture Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conferenceto be held online October 12 – October 14, 2023, via the Zoom platform.

 In alignment with this subject matter area at the national level:

Yale Africa-China Symposium: Cultural Dimensions

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 5:16pm
Yale University - Council on African Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Yale Africa-China Symposium: Cultural Dimensions           Date: 14-15 March 2024 

Venue: School of Arts and Communication, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo Mozambique 

 

Manuscript Transcribe-a-thon | ICMS 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:04pm
Societas Ovidiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

Call For Expressions of Interest

Transcribe-a-thon: Towards a Collaborative Transcription of a Medieval Ovidian Commentary

(A virtual workshop at Kalamazoo ICMS 2024)

 

The Societas Ovidiana invites participants to a Medieval Ovidian Transcribe-a-thon.

In this workshop, we will collaboratively develop a transcription of a previously-unstudied medieval manuscript of Ovid. We invite those with an interest in any area of textual scholarship to collaborate.

Studying the Medieval Manuscripts of Ovid: Rewards and Challenges | ICMS 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:04pm
Societas Ovidiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for a virtual roundtable to be held at the International Congress of Medieval Studies (ICMS) at Kalamazoo, May 9-11 2024.

This roundtable invites short presentations based on concrete studies of particular manuscripts (or sets of manuscripts) containing works by, or in any way involving, Ovid.

Go Slow Now, or A Dream Deferred: William Faulkner and Civil Rights

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:03pm
The Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Go Slow Now, or A Dream Deferred: William Faulkner and Civil Rights

 

Call for Panel Papers at the 2024 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference “Faulknerian Anniversaries” 

July 21-25, 2024

 University of Mississippi

 Organised by the Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network

 

The Shelley Conference 2024: 'Posthumous Poems', Posthumous Collaborations

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:02pm
The Shelley Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 29, 2024

The Shelley Conference 2024

Posthumous Poems, Posthumous Collaborations

Keats House Museum, London, 28-29 June 2024

 

Two years after the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley in the summer of 1822, Mary Shelley, after a painstaking editorial process, published Posthumous Poems (1824). The volume contained much of Shelley’s major poetry, including the hitherto unpublished ‘Julian and Maddalo’, together with translations of Goethe and Calderón, and unfinished compositions such as ‘The Triumph of Life’ and ‘Charles the First’. 

 

IMC Leeds 2024: Crisis, Gender, and Society

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
International Medieval Congress, Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 4, 2023

This panel will discuss how the conception and operation of “crisis” intersect with issues of gender and the cultural codes of society. Assuming a broad temporal scope for the Middle Ages (c.500 CE–c.1500 CE), the panel is interested in examining how societal constructions of gender triggered and were, in turn, shaped and reshaped by disruptions and upheavals in religious life, literary culture, economic structure, and political organization. With its capacity to span the distance between private and public realms, can gender mediate the conceptualization of internal and subjective crises as well as large-scale social tensions and changes?

NeMLA 2024 CfP - Beyond the Void: Exploring Grief, Loss, and Trauma in Literary Landscapes

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

In the realm of literature, grief and loss have always occupied a profound space, weaving their intricate threads through the narratives of countless tales. From the ancient Greek tragedies to contemporary works, the exploration of human suffering and its aftermath has captivated the imaginations of readers and critics alike. However, delving deeper into the recesses of these literary landscapes, we encounter a concept that extends beyond the boundaries of ordinary grief—a surplus of grief that emerges, often unyielding and overwhelming, in the face of profound loss and trauma.

ICMS 2024: Gender and Nature in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 3:01pm
Kara Rush & Lexi Toufas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

This panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between gender and nature in medieval and early modern literature. Papers might explore, for example, how forests, ruins, or waterways are used to mediate queer expression, how bestiaries transgressed or engaged in gender formation, and the role of maternity and the transformation of the natural world. Also welcome are global approaches that discuss gender transformation in ecological contact zones. What role does nature play in the formation of individual gender identity and/or communal gender hierarchies? How has the relationship between gender and nature changed or maintained across medieval and early modern time?

Race, Ethnicities, and the Medieval Ovid | ICMS 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 2:56pm
Societas Ovidiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for a virtual panel to be held at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) on May 9-11, 2024.

 

This panel invites a variety of approaches to the study of race and ethnicities in the textual and/or visual traditions of the medieval Ovid. Proposals might consider, but are not limited to:

Bob Dylan – Questions on Masculinity

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Anne Marie Mai/University of Southern Denmark and Erin Callahan/San Jacinto College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Bob Dylan –   Questions on Masculinity

Bob Dylan turned 80 in 2021, still active and still the subject of controversy. People love both to hate and to love the old songwriter, musician, artist, and Nobel Prize winner. Dylan is one of the world's biggest celebrities, a riddle who prefers to surprise rather than to live up to the expectations of the audience or the media. His songs have since long become classics in the songbooks of world literature, and questions on masculinity have been raised in relation to Dylan as a star and as an artist.

This seminar is inspired by the germinating discussions on gender and masculinity in Dylan’s songs, performance, artwork, and stardom.

Framing the Unreal: Exploring Graphic/Visual Science Fiction & Fantasy

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
International Comparative Literature Research Committee on Comics Studies & Graphic Narrative/Universite Ca Foscari
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2024

 An international conference organized by the Laboratorio per lo Studio letterario del fumetto at Ca’ Foscari University and the International Comparative Literature Association Standing Research Committee on Comics Studies & Graphic NarrativeCa' Foscari University, Venice, ITALY - 13-15 November 2024 Andrew Milner, in Locating Science Fiction, argued that “the category SF applies [...] across a whole range of forms, from the novel and short story to pulp fiction and the comic book, from radio serial and television series to drama and film, from examinable set text to rock album”.

CIHA 2024 Congress - Panel "Rethinking the Form-Matter Nexus after the Material Turn"

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:15pm
Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2023

CIHA 2024 Congress call for Papers

 

The Call for papers for the 36th Congress of the Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA) is open. We welcome papers for the panel “Rethinking the Form-Matter Nexus after the Material Turn”. [https://www.cihalyon2024.fr/en/call-for-papers/thinking-about-matter-1-p....

 

Youngsters 3: Undisciplined

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:14pm
Association for Research in Cultures of Young People (ARCYP)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Following our first two Youngsters conferences in Vancouver (2016) and Toronto (2019), the Association for Research in Cultures of Young People invites paper, panel, and roundtable proposals for Youngsters 3: Undisciplined to be held at the University of Calgary from June 6-8, 2024.

Youngsters 3 is a celebration of the unruly, the irreverent, and the defiant as these qualities pertain to young people, the social and imaginative worlds they inhabit and create, and the many scholarly discourses that aim to study them.

Historical Fictions Research Network Conference 2024 - Reminder

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 2:13pm
Historical Fictions Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

 

Call for Papers
Historical Fictions Research Network Conference
(23 to 24 February 2024, University of Malmö, Sweden)

Conference Organisers: Cecilia Trenter (University of Malmö), Kristina Fjelkestam (University of Stockholm) and Claudia Lindén (University of Södertörn)

Adaptation and Crisis: Presences and Absences of the Medieval – IMC 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - 11:57am
Amber Dunai
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 28, 2023

Discussion of the presence of the medieval in a postmedieval world is often subtly suggestive of peril, with the medieval figuratively positioned in relation to potential crisis. The term adaptation alone may conjure up associations with evolution, (re)production, and – by association – death and extinction. More generally, the term suggests the need to respond to changing contexts, concerns, and audiences, carrying with it the implication that a lack of action will lead to decline. Talk of medieval afterlives goes even further: here, texts are imagined as already dead, sustaining a (perhaps ghostly or uncanny) presence past a natural lifetime.

Commemorating Corelli: A Centenary Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 28, 2023 - 1:28pm
Dr Eleanor Dobson (University of Birmingham) & Joanna Turner (Loughborough University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Commemorating Corelli: A Centenary Conference

4 May 2024, Mason Croft, Stratford upon Avon

We are delighted to announce a one-day conference dedicated to exploring the life, works, and lasting impact of the enigmatic and prolific author, Marie Corelli, to be held in 2024, a century after her death. This event - to be held at Corellli's former home, Mason Croft in Stratford upon Avon - seeks to bring together scholars and enthusiasts to shed new light on the literary contributions and enduring legacy of one of the most successful writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

PAMLA 2023 Panel: Young Adult Literature and Culture (in-Person panel)

updated: 
Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 11:48am
Melanie A. Marotta / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2023 Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 7, 2023

This session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of Young Adult literature and/or culture. The panel is particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "Shifting Perspectives.” How do changing perspectives on adolescence and young adults impact YA literature and/or culture? As the conference occurs in Portland, in an environmentally aware space, presentations about YA and environmental impact are important. Further, presentations that examine diverse voices (ie. LGBT2S, BIPOC, disability studies, etc.) in media are encouraged. This panel welcomes submissions about young adult literature, film, television, gaming, etc. Feel free to submit an abstract pertaining to the conference theme or otherwise.

[Extended Deadline] 120th Annual PAMLA Conference (2023): Portland, OR - General Session CFP

updated: 
Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 8:36am
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 7, 2023

The 120th Annual PAMLA Conference

Extended Deadline Submissions Due: August 7, 2023 or when session is filled: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/

The PAMLA 2023 Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon between October 26-29, 2023,

The 2023 PAMLA Conference is being held entirely in-person. We won’t be having any virtual or hybrid sessions or papers.

Remembering Nelson Mandela: Legacy of Peace, Equality, and Freedom

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 9:17am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2023

Remembering Nelson Mandela: Legacy of Peace, Equality, and Freedom

International Conference
21-22 October 2023
(Zoom sessions: 2 days/Virtual platform: 5 days)

 

Thematic Approach

GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship dedicates the conference  to commemorating the 10th anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela, the iconic leader and global symbol of peace, justice, and reconciliation. This conference aims to honor Mandela’s remarkable life and legacy, reflect on his contributions to the struggle against apartheid, and explore the relevance of his teachings in today’s world.

The Medieval Translator: Translation, Memory, and Politics in the Medieval World

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 9:16am
University of Lisboa
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

THE XIII CARDIFF CONFERENCE ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TRANSLATION IN THE MIDDLE AGES
THE MEDIEVAL TRANSLATOR: Translation, Memory, and Politics in the Medieval World

To be hosted by the Universidade de Lisboa - Portugal
17-21 June 2024

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