BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies (http://boss.mcgill.ca/) is an open-access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s fifth edition, with an expected publication date of September 2022.
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
The Saul Bellow Society will host one session at the American Literature Association's Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill. on May 26-29, 2022. Proposals are welcome for paper presentations of 15-20 minutes in length concerning any aspect of Saul Bellow's work or life, including comparisons with other authors.
More information about the ALA 2022 conference may be found at: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/general-call-for-papers/
KSLR is pleased to announce the 2nd International Research Paper Writing Competition (IRPWC)
Theme of the Competition: Contemporary Issues in Migration Law
Sub-themes: Including, but not limited to:
Editors Piet Kommers, University of Twente, Netherlands
Jonathan Bishop, Crocels, United Kingdom
Alice Lea, Crocels, United Kingdom
Jacob Wiltshire, Crocels, United Kingdom
William Cordell, Crocels, United Kingdom
The 2022 First Book Institute
June 12-18, 2022
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature
This call is for abstract submissions for an international edited collection entitled Taking Control: critical and creative uses of digital tools in screen, literature, graphic texts, and visual culture narratives. Currently I am seeking a number of academics and professionals in the field who might like to send me an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the book.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the deadline for abstracts has been extended: Abstracts now due: 30 April 2022
Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s 14th Annual Hybrid Conference
‘Purity and Contamination in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture’
13th – 15th July, 2022
Hosted in person and online with MS Teams
Keynote 1: Claire O’Callaghan, ‘“A dangerous woman & of impure mind”: Queerness, Scandal and Fiction –The Curious Case of Emily Faithfull’
Keynote 2: Andrew Smith, ‘Poisoned by Books: Reading and Writing in the fin-de-siécle Gothic’
Memory, Forgetting and Creating - International Interdisciplinary Conference (online - via Zoom)
13-14 January 2022
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Postcolonial Interventions (ISSN 2455-6564)
Call for Papers
Vol. VII, Issue 2 (June 2022)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Empowerment and the Arts:
How the Humanities Empower Humanity
Graduate Conference in English and the Humanities
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
April 15-16, 2022
Conference will be held virtually, via Zoom. There is no registration fee for this conference.
1922/2022 – TOTAL MODERNISM:
CONTINUITY, DISCONTINUITY, AND THE EXPERIMENTAL TURN
Centro Studi “Arti della Modernità”
18-19-20 May 2022 – Torino (Italy)
CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 7
For the upcoming issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit academic essays or creative work that critically engages with the theme of interface. We are inviting extended proposals (500-1000 words) that follow the MLA formatting and referencing style to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 14th, 2021.
Papers (not to exceed twenty minutes reading time) are invited on any aspect of Milton studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes and trends. The conference will be held on the campus of Saint Louis University, in conjunction with the Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Please submit 250-word abstract, along with a brief academic biography to the SLU Symposium website: https://www.smrs-slu.org/submit.html. Proposals for sessions and round-table discussions are also welcome. Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2021.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
ReFocus: The Films of Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi: a documentary cinema of dissent
Editor: Rowena Santos Aquino
CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany
Issue #99 Spring 2022 : DEADLINE EXTENDED
Submissions Due: January 31st 2022
Guest Editors: Valérie Favre and Shilo McGiff
A call for all readers, common and uncommon:
‘In 1900 he believed in fairies; that was bad enough; but in 1930 we are confronted with the pitiful, the deplorable spectacle of a grown man preoccupied with the mumbo-jumbo of magic and the nonsense of India’
W. H Auden’s ‘The Public versus the late Mr William Butler Yeats’, 1939
A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. E B White
Literature always gives joy, comfort, and solace to everyone who is in search of it. The poems inspire and kindle our thoughts, the novels drive us to have patience and look for new paths, the drama reflects lives in miniature form, the essays make us ponder on the subtle observation of life, autobiographies motivate and lead us to the path of glory….there is no end to describe what literature is and how it shapes our lives. We at times advertently/ inadvertently drink, consume and digest literature. The famous English essayist Francis Bacon aptly puts, “Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability.”
The theme of this year’s OCD in Society conference is “Theory and Practice”. The goal of the
event is to explore how the humanities, social sciences, activism, and the arts can offer ways to
conceptualise, understand, and raise awareness about obsessive-compulsive symptoms. The
theme of the conference invites contributors to think about how obsessions and/or compulsions
are constituted by, embedded within, and regulated through forms of practice. We interpret
‘practice’ to include practices of care for the body, regulatory practices, creative practices, and
modes of performativity. We also welcome presentations that explore how diverse theoretical
Memories of military conflicts from both combatants and non-combatants alike have been a key tool in analyzing the unique traumas and socio-cultural affects of modern warfare. Scholars such as Samuel Hynes and Paul Fussell have done seminal work in articulating theoretical approaches to understanding the memories of bearing witness to modern war. Yet, mainstream war literature largely recounts the white voices from the West.
CFP - TV LONDONS
Exploring Representations of London on Television
A CREAM, University of Westminster conference, in collaboration with the University of Brighton
July 28th and 29th 2022, Fyvie Hall, 309 Regent St., London W1B 2HT
Dr Andrew O’Day - email@example.com (Independent Scholar)
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Transgressive Bodies and Social Orders
Conference, 07.06.–09.06.2022, Ruhr-University Bochum
Body practices imply moments of transgression, be it in the active or in the passive crossing of borders. The conference aims to explore the topic of transgressive bodies beyond classical disciplinary boundaries and addresses scholars from the humanities and social sciences, but also natural scientists and physicians who either already conduct research at the interface with the social sciences and/or are interested in an interdisciplinary exchange.
McFarland Press is currently seeking papers for an edited volume on the intersection of the Avatar Universe and Theology. Essays should mainly concentrate on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, but may also consider the graphic novels or the live action film if appropriate. Essays should be accessible to a lay reader, but focused on an academic audience.
In the conclusion to Complaint! (2021), Sara Ahmed suggests that “even going through an exhausting of processes can have creative potential.” As much as exhaust signals finality, then, it also acquiesces to a sort of futurity and, in Ahmed’s understanding, even hopefulness: what can develop after we have exhausted all possibilities?
As a verb, “to exhaust” signals depletion and overconsumption as well as fatigue and overexertion. We have exhausted, and we are exhausted; threats of environmental and economic
Each year, Rhetoric Society Quarterly publishes a special issue, the aims of which are to help set the intellectual agenda in rhetorical studies, encourage focused statements on timely topics in rhetorical studies by scholars working in related areas, attract participation by top scholars, and stimulate scholarly activity within the Rhetoric Society of America, such as pre-conference colloquia, convention sessions, and workshops. Recent special issues have addressed relations between rhetoric and disability (2020), demagoguery (2019), and the more-than-human (2017), to name only three examples. As Rhetoric Society Quarterly’s incoming associate editor for special issues, I am pleased to invite proposals for the 2023 special issue.
Comhfhios Boston College
February 25-26, 2022
Connolly House, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
The Irish Studies Graduate Students of Boston College, in conjunction with the Irish Studies Program, are pleased to be hosting the fifth annual Comhfhios Boston College conference. Comhfhios (pronounced “co-is”) meaning “knowledge together,” or “open to all knowledge,” invites emerging scholars in all Irish Studies fields to gather again in Boston.
In the introduction to the 2007 anthology Looking Past the Screen, Eric Smoodin points to a methodological lacuna within the conventional form of film historiography. This form – which “has at least since the mid-1950s been dominated by the study of the film itself, often organized around genre, nation, or authorship” – is not without its great benefits for historical knowledge; yet by emphasizing cinematic text over context, it has also missed out on important historical insight that may be garnered from closer scrutiny of nonfilmic archival holdings.
Theme: Reimagining the Future in an Exhausted Present
We welcome authors, creatives, scholars, and artists from diverse background to submit their work on the topic:
Identities, Politics, Race, Gender, and Culture
We are pleased to welcome you to the 10th International Conference on Modern Approach in Humanities. Taking place on the 24th-26th of June in Oslo, Norway, it will bring together a truly international community of academics to share experiences and exchange research findings on all aspects of specialized and interdisciplinary fields. This is a premier learning opportunity, combined with vibrant networking activities and engaging discussions on the latest innovations, trends, and practical concerns and challenges in the field.