Narrative essays about life in rural Pennsylvania sought for an anthology to be edited by Jerry Wemple, a PA-native and award-winning poet and creative nonfiction writer. Outside of settings in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, the idea of rural is open to the writer’s interpretation. However, a sense of place must be at the forefront of the work. (Julia Spicher Kasdorf’s essay “Mountains and Valleys” in her publication The Body and the Book is an example of the type of focus sought.) Rural Pennsylvania has a diverse history dating back hundreds of years. However, the breadth of that diversity is sometimes unacknowledged. Therefore, we are especially interested in considering essays by writers of Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian ancestry.
The European Society of Comparative Literature/Société Européenne de Littérature Comparée (ESCL/SELC), in conjunction with the research networks Fringe Urban Narratives and EROSS: Expressions, Research Orientations – Sexuality Studies, announces this conference dedicated to exploring the geographies of the underground.
Chapters for The Poetics of Grief and Melancholy in East-West Conflicts and Reconciliations
We are inviting chapter proposals for the edited book The Poetics of Grief and Melancholy in East-West Conflicts and Reconciliations. It is a collection of academic essays that examines the representation, aesthetics, dilemma and/or dichotomy of the notions of grief and melancholy in East-West exchanges and cultural dialogues. Contributors can explore the topic in the dimensions of individual behaviors under specific social norms and cultural products such as literature, film, music, art, theatre performance and any other forms of arts/genres etc.
This session examines the relationship between religion and American literature. It welcomes papers that explore the intersectionality between religion, politics, and literature. How can literary texts help us understand the discourses of the religious right or the left and their search for community? How does faith contribute both to harmful or positive visions of community? What can literature teach us about the type of faith that will allow us to create and embrace “the beloved community” introduced by Josiah Royce, and later highlighted by Martin Luther King, Jr.? Proposals that engage with the conference theme of "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian” are of particular interest.
Though many Confessional poets lived and/or ended their lives tragically, their writing often speaks of resilience, survival, and their struggles to overcome depression. For such poets as John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and W.D. Snodgrass, writing can be seen as, in the quote in the title from Sexton, a form of personal salvation. This panel aims to examine how Confessional work demonstrates resilience in the face of the poets' own personal struggles, including such personal traumas as mental health, failing marriages and relationships, and the difficulties some faced as women writers. Papers on any of the listed writers or others who may be broadly construed as Confessional will be considered.
THE BLACK SPECULATIVE IN LITERATURE AND FILM
The German Society for Contemporary Theater and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 31st annual conference, co-hosted by the University of Erfurt and the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. It will be held as a residential conference at the Monastery of St. Augustine in the city of Erfurt from June 8-11, 2023.
Theater & Community: Poetics, Politics, Performances
Call for Papers
Digital Games and/as Theatre: Retooling Entertainment, Art, Learning
Anne Carson and the Unknown: Explorations in 21st-Century Experimental Poetry
UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 24-25 May 2023
Laura Jansen, Associate Professor in Classics and Comparative Literature, University of Bristol
Ian Rae, Associate Professor of English, King’s University College at Western University
Christine Wiesenthal, Professor of English, University of Alberta
Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on “Resilience and the Wandering Subject”.
What are the different contours of defining a subject? How does a subject form in the act of resilience?
Annual deadline: September 15
Double Helix has introduced a new section of the journal--"The Lower Frequencies"--devoted to exposing inequities in critical thinking and writing pedagogy. For more infomation on submitting to this section, please visit DH at the WAC CLearinghouse: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/policies/.
** Extended deadline for proposals : August 15**
We're still looking for panelists for our roundtable (the session will be in person) at the PAMLA Conference (from 11/11 to 11/13)." The Accessible French Classroom: OER, Equity, and Innovation for New Teaching Practices"
Jacques Derrida: L'écriture et la différence – Writing and Difference (2023) is a one-day conference to be held on February 20, 2023 regarding the work of Jacques Derrida (July 15, 1930 – October 9, 2004).
Please visit the conference website for further information.
With Disney’s initial apathetic response to the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill which recently passed in the state of Florida, it is time to shed light on Disney’s complex relationship with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Recently, there have been works which briefly discuss the relationship of queerness and Disney, such as Sean Griffin’s Tinker Bells and Evil Queens (2000), Melanie S. Kohnen Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race (2016), Jennifer Sandlin and Julie Garlen’s edited collection Disney, Culture, and Curriculum (2016), and Joseph Brennan’s edited collection Queerbaiting and Fandom (2019). However, the queer artist/contributor has yet to be the main topic of discussion.
IASA World Congress 2022
International American Studies Association
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
IASA 10th World Congress
22nd to 24th November, 2022
Call for Papers
Matters of Life: Human Scapes and Scopes
"Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess."
-Thomas Paine, Rights of Man
Less is more. Unclutter the mind. Spark joy. More than a generation has passed since Columbia University’s 1988 Summer Writers’ Festival brought together a roundtable for “Throwing Dirt on the Grave of Minimalism,” but it seems minimalisms are alive and well both in aesthetics and in lifestyles in the twenty-first century. What are the forms, styles, and genres of minimalism today? What is their relation to the heyday of minimalist sculpture, music, literature, and architecture in the 1960s through 1980s? Who are the practitioners of minimalism, and how are various minimalisms gendered, racialized, sexualized, and classed? And under what social, political, and economic conditions are these practitioners drawn to minimalism now?
Call for Papers Apocalyptica
Apocalyptica is an international, interdisciplinary, open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University.
Editors: Robert Folger, Felicitas Loest and Jenny Stümer
Article length: 8,000-9,000 words
Deadline: Year-round – 8 (for our next issue)
Conference: 25-26 August 2022
Conference online (via Zoom)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
M.A. Marlena Hetman - Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Wharton and Ecology
Special Issue of the Edith Wharton Review
Call for Papers
James Joyce’s Ulysses first appeared in its entirety on February 2, 2022, on the occasion of his fortieth birthday. In this its centenary, as we naturally celebrate its remarkable literary achievement, we just as naturally take note, given the state of the world a hundred years on, of the circumstances of its composition and earlier appearance.
We are still looking for a few additional papers on age and gerontological readings within British and American literature and paraliterary texts of culture. While we encourage papers on the themes described below, we will gladly welcome papers focusing on literature representing earlier periods (pre-Victorian). We also welcome book reviews epertaining to the most recent literary studies on ageing in Brititsh and American culture.
The Routledge Companion to Ecopoetics offers comprehensive coverage of the vital and growing movement of ecopoetics. We understand the term ecopoetics as including innovative approaches to the entanglement of individuals, cultures, and languages with the natural systems that permeate and envelop them. We begin with the assumption that ecopoetics is not a genre such as ecopoetry or nature poetry, but rather a dynamic field of inquiry and a laboratory for new ways of knowing. The collection will be global in scope, with contributors drawn from a wide range of nations, ethnicities, and gender identities.
North South University
International Conference in English Studies
Ruptures and Resilience: English Studies in the Now
November 4-5, 2022
Organized by the Department of English and Modern Languages
~“You may make a rupture, draw a line of flight, yet there is still a danger that you will reencounter organizations that restratify everything, formations that restore power to a signifier, attributions that reconstitute a subject . . .” (Deleuze & Guattari, 9)
Call for Papers
Faculty and Independent Scholars from all disciplines are invited to
submit abstracts of no more than 150 words describing their 15 to 20
minute proposed presentations on topics related to language(s), literature,
theoretical analyses, and pedagogical applications of those subjects.
Several sessions at this year’s meeting will focus specifically on the conference
theme, so abstracts addressing this idea are particularly welcome:
Health Is Wealth.
Victoriographies: A Journal of the Long Nineteenth Century is seeking article submissions and reviews from scholars. Victoriographies is fully peer-reviewed and published tri-annually by Edinburgh University Press. As we enter our second decade of publication, we are excited to include innovative work and to welcome emerging voices.
Continuing its project to explore the long nineteenth century and contemporary responses to the long nineteenth century, Victoriographies has transitioned to new editorship under Dr. Amy Huseby (Florida International University, U.S.) and Dr. Beth Palmer (University of Surrey, U.K.). Dr. Doreen Thierauf (North Carolina Wesleyan University, U.S.) will take over as Book Review Editor.
This edited collection would focus on the application of queer theory and queer approaches to Disney films that are infamous for queerbaiting, queer coding, and queer pandering, as well as the parodies of Disney films that stem from this.
Previous works such as Kay Turner and Pauline Greenhill’s The Transgressive Tales (2012) looks into the queer retellings of the Brothers Grimms' edited collection of tales. This collection seeks to go beyond the Brothers Grimm and showcase queer approaches to the Disney fairy tale. With the 'Don't Say Gay' Bill and the apathetic response, it is time to shed light on this academic area and the link between Disney fairy tale films and the queer community.
In “Where Would We Be? Legacies, Roll Calls, and the Teaching of Writing in HBCUs (2021),” Beverly Moss asserts that “Black rhetorical excellence has thrived at HBCUs. Pedagogical and scholarly creativity in the teaching of writing has excelled” (146). However, it is her critical question that anchors this proposal: “where would we, in composition studies, be without writing and rhetoric faculty who have taught or currently teach at HBCUs and/or scholars in the field who are alumni of HBCUs?” (145). The creation of the HBCU Symposium on Rhetoric and Composition in 2016 helped to bring some of these contributions from the margins into the center of conversations about the teaching of writing that happens on HBCU campuses across the country.