Accounts of migration and displacement often focus on the bounded terrains of specific cities and the navigation of certain rooted sites, places of origin and/or destination. At the same time, cartographic and spatial terminology (e.g. “mapping,” “space,” “place,” “orientation”) are used in increasingly metaphorical ways, at the possible expense of more historical and/or materialist approaches to theorizing the global, the planetary, and the transnational. This panel invites contributors to examine the affective as well as material dimensions of being ‘in transit,’ the enabling condition of more familiar narrative tropes of exile, migration, travel and displacement.
twentieth century and beyond
Today, when political misinformation abounds, nationalism and Fascism have reappeared, and we find ourselves contending with ideology in simple, complex and covert forms, Sylvia Townsend Warner’s writing seems ever more relevant. In turns insightful, comic, cutting, and poignant, her texts ask what art is for, and how we might navigate personal relationships, social change, belief and the past. Warner has an acute sense of the relationship between material conditions and human consciousness, of place and the ordinary. This conference seeks papers that analyse her importance for studies of, among other possibilities, modernism, politics (specifically communism), gender and sexuality.
Annual deadline: October 1
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal in print format featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).
It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography, Gale Cengage Learning and EBSCO, subscribed by the British Library and the Harvard University Library.
Articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) should follow MLA parenthetical citation format.
"Trajectories: Travel, Migration and Exile in Literature" – e-journal: TrOPICS, University of Reunion Island (France)
T(r)OPICS is an annual peer-reviewed open access e-journal publishing scholarly essays and book reviews from diverse fields of humanities including Literature, Arts, Cultural Studies, Language learning, Linguistics, Anthropology and Sociology. It is administered by the multidisciplinary research center DIRE (Displacement, Identity, Revision, Expression) at the University of Reunion Island, located in the South-West Indian Ocean.
CALL FOR PAPERS
is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled
Mothers Who Kill/ Infanticide
Editors: Charlotte Beyer, University of Gloucestershire, UK
Josephine Savarese, St. Thomas University, New Brunswick, Canada
Deadline for Abstracts: November 1, 2017
In the face of the recent proliferation of the term “Anthropocene” in literary and cultural studies, how might we account for this geological epoch and its subsequent catastrophic environmental realities? As scholars of literature, we do not lack for theoretical models, both in and out of our “field.” Moreover, some of the most energetic and useful perspectives have taken up, broadly, a Marxian dialectical framework. Such perspectives include world-systems theory, ecological-materialisms, and in the field of literary studies and the humanities broadly, a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches framed under the banner of energy and/or environmental humanities.
Parentheses Journal, a collaborative venture in the quest for sharing art, operates on the quintessence of art for the sake of art. Our journal seeks to welcome hybrid and experimental work from across genres. For Issue 2, we seek artwork (illustrations, photography, painting, et cetera), poetry and short fiction.
Give us your dailies, the mundane still life, tales spurned out of your clay, restless thoughts, unanswered plurals from across coasts and climes. Send up to 5 pieces in any genre. Simultaneous submissions welcome.
The Human Body and World War II
University of Oxford, 23-24 March 2018
New Review of Film and Television Studies seeks contributions for a special issue on “Breath: Image and Sound.” Contributors are encouraged to consider, among other topics, the interplay between breath and particular media; phenomenologies or phenomenalities of breath and air; and breathing in different affective modes and genres. Possible research questions include, but are not limited to:
DECORATING DISSIDENCE: MODERNISM, FEMINISM & THE ARTS
CALL FOR PAPERS
3rd-4th November 2017
Queen Mary, University of London
‘FOR ME, THERE IS NO GAP BETWEEN MY PAINTING AND MY SO-CALLED ‘DECORATIVE’ WORK. I NEVER CONSIDERED THE ‘MINOR ARTS’ TO BE ARTISTICALLY FRUSTRATING; ON THE CONTRARY, IT WAS AN EXTENSION OF MY ART.’
Decorating Dissidence takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to the work of female artists, designers, and writers to reassess the place of domestic art, craft, and the decorative in modernism.