International Conference onAnglo-Portuguese Studies III: a tribute to Professor Maria Leonor Machado de Sousa, OBE (1932-2021)
Venue: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais eHumanas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Campus de Campolide
Lisbon, Portugal, 24-26 November 2022
CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) is pleased to announce its 3rd International ConferenceonAnglo-Portuguese Studies, a 3-day conference on topics related to Anglo-Portuguese historical, literary and cultural relations. We also welcome papers on Luso-American exchanges, Anglo-Iberian relations and papers that make comparisons and connections between Portuguese- speakingand Anglophone countries.
As more climate doomsday predictions continue to surface from scientists, journalists, and scholars, the fight to combat global climate collapse can sometimes feel hopeless—petrified by the saturation of negative affects in literary, theoretical, and cultural production. While continuing with neoliberal business-as-usual is untenable, scholars have begun to recognize that doom and gloom predictions alone actually make individuals less likely to act.
Call for Papers
Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 15, 2022
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022
Manuscripts and Premodern Performance: Reassessing the Evidence
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
Leeds International Medieval Congress
July 3-6, 2023
The relationship between manuscript and performance in medieval drama has long been a subject of debate. Do extant premodern play texts bear witness to actual or idealized performances? What function did early drama manuscripts serve? What role should drama manuscripts play in determining our understanding of the world of medieval performance?
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.
With the turn towards extractivism and energy as objects for critical inquiry, minerals and fossil fuels have become crucial additions to categories of cultural, political, and materialist analyses. The international workshop Archives of the Planetary Mine will explore the intersections between culture, materiality, politics, energy consumption, and extractivism across the Americas, throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Its purpose is to address the geohistorical magnitudes of energy consumption and critical engagements with the logic of extraction as a condition of possibility for cultural production.
UCLA Center for the Study of Women | Barbra Streisand Center PresentsTHINKING GENDER 2023
FEMINIST METHODS FOR TIMES OF CRISIS AND POSSIBILITYThursday, February 23, 2023 (Virtual) and
Friday, February 24, 2023 (In Person)
UCLA CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Submission deadline: October 23, 2022, at 11:59PM PDT
In his seminal work, Poetics of Relation (1990), Édouard Glissant posited the term “commonplace” as a means to rethink the role of genre in a transatlantic frame. Taking as its object the "flood of convergences, publishing itself in the guise of the commonplace,” this formulation complicates any attempt to read genre as a closed system of inherited traits. Rather, the notion of the commonplace draws our attention to the unspoken norms that sustain literary communities across time and space. Positive in Glissant’s account, commonplaces have also worked to police the boundaries of what counts as literature and who is counted within its canons of literary value.
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
53rd Annual Meeting
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
March 9-11, 2023
Full conference CFP and Submission Information: https://www.asecs.org/2023-call-for-papers
Panel #107. Women Writers and Scientific Fiction(s) in Enlightenment France
Chair: Charlee Bezilla, George Washington University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the UK a country of immigration? British immigration historian Panikos Panayi says yes. Although its history and founding are not comparable to that of the United States, which is synonymous with the history of immigration, the history of Britain is also not unrelated to immigration. On the contrary, for the past 200 years, immigration has been a major driving force in history, leading to significant changes in British society. In the context of the dissolution of the British Empire and the decline of the British economy after World War II, Englishness has emerged as a public concern by British people who ask themselves, “What is British?” or “What is English?”.
We have always lived with trauma, but how do we embrace trauma into our lives and create a meaningful life in the world we live in?
In recent years, critical considerations of aesthetics or beauty have been de-emphasized in literary criticism. There is a certain taboo about the notion of beauty, as Elaine Scarry has neatly pointed out: “many people have either actively advocated a taboo on beauty or passively omitted it from their vocabulary, even when thinking and writing about beautiful objects such as painting and poems” (117). There has been many talks about how aesthetics demeans a work’s values—serving as Bourgeois distractions from the real social issues we face, which rightfully remains as an important critical consideration.
The Review of English and American Literature
Call for Papers
Special Issue: The Plantationocene
Deadline for Submissions: March 10, 2023
Resilience and Resistance: Embracing Disability Narratives in Nineteenth-Century Fiction proposes a space for scholars to present research on disability studies and narrative agency in British fiction from the period. Disability studies is concerned with altering the contemporary political landscape to procure protections for disabled individuals and communities, question structures which uphold barriers to equal access, and challenge ideologies of ability that affirm ableist notions of social participation. Disability studies also challenges individuals and scholars to analyze the historical, literary, medical, and social understandings of disability to dismantle ableist structures.
Deadline: 31 October 2022 Hybrid Conference: 2nd - 4th of March 2023
INTERNATIONAL FASHION CONFERENCE
Organised by Università Iuav di Venezia
March 16-17, 2023
Open call for contributions
Deadline for abstract submission: 16 October 2022
EARTH, WATER, AIR, AND FIRE: THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF FASHION
Anneke Smelik, Radboud University of Nijmegen
Alessandra Vaccari, Università Iuav di Venezia
SAAS Conference Granada 2023Call for proposals - panel on "Normalized Assumptions about Inequality and Precarity in Contemporary US Fiction"Co-organizers: Virginia Pignagnoli and Laura Roldán-SevillanoProposal deadline: 15 October 2022Website and further details: http://www.saasweb.org/PANEL11.htmlPlease send your proposals (max.
Call for Papers
Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference
(17 to 19 February 2023, Zoom)
The Historical Fictions Research Network (see https://historicalfictionsresearch.org/) aims to create a place for the discussion of all aspects of the construction of the historical narrative. The focus of the conference is the way we construct history, the narratives and fictions people assemble and how. We welcome both academic and practitioner presentations.
Special Issue of University of Toronto Quarterly (Fall 2024)
Representing a (Post)Pandemic World (1722-2022)
This special issue of the University of Toronto Quarterly asks: What is the role of art in a (post)pandemic world? How do representations of a virus/pandemic bear witness to, diagnose, and remediate the (post)pandemic world? How do we define (post)pandemic writing and the arts throughout their long histories?
This panel invites interdisciplinary proposals that bring to attention the multiple, contradictory, and shifting approaches that encompass the studies of the Southwest Asia North Africa (SWANA) region. The overarching aim of this panel is to shed light on the theoretical and political significance of intersectionality for critical engagement with the SWANA region. We invite contributions examining how the relationalities of bodies, cultures, and cultural productions in the SWANA region and its diasporas shape discourses across nations, re(li)gions, and languages as they converge and diverge in their religious, racial, ethnic, and gender*sexuality-based identities.
Call for Papers -- 54th annual NeMLA conference (23-26 March 2023, Niagara Falls, New York USA)
What does it mean to write and think about nature? Do language, thought, and mimesis ultimately have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our natural environments, and do these environments in turn have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our words and ideas? Taking such questions as a starting point, this panel aims to explore how the relationship between the human community and the environment has occupied a central space within literature and thought across various epochs and epistemological arenas.
Call for Papers: “Cognition, Stigma, and Inclusivity,” a Special Issue of Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind
Eds. Wyatt Moss-Wellington, Margrethe Bruun Vaage, and Catalin Brylla
Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 November 2022
NeMLA 2023: Niagara Falls, NY. March 23-26, 2023.
58th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 11-13, 2023
This panel invites contributors to present projects integrating the digital humanities with medieval environmental history research.
Inspired by the upcoming publication Routledge Handbook of the Digital Environmental Humanities, we are eager to hear from our colleagues about the digital methods and tools they use to “observe, interpret, and manage nature” in the pre-modern space.
This focus issue seeks papers offering critical and creative insights into representations of dead women, the dead female body and gendered death. The mounting demand for death-centric shows, films, music videos, and texts has made it obvious that death sells. However, as bell hooks argues, typically ‘the death that captures the public imagination . . . is passionate, sexualised, glamorised and violent’. (2021 ) More often than not, it is the death of a woman.
This panel seeks to explore the various way in which the medieval body is reproduced within medieval culture and later imaginings of the ‘medieval.’ We interpret the term ‘body’ broadly as spanning from bodies within literature or art, to manuscripts as products of bodies, and thematic or generic bodies of work.
Please plan to join us for the 2023 conference of the College English Association, March 30 - April 1, at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in beautiful San Antonio, Texas (see link to CFP below).
We are excited to announce that two of San Antonio's own will be keynote speakers for the event: San Antonio's Poet Laureate, Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson, and San Antonio College's Juanita Lawhn.
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 26th issue. We accept:
- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words including references and footnotes
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words
The New Americanist welcomes submissions to their upcoming issue which relates to American studies in any manner, and uses literary or cultural materials or activities as its points of reference. We especially welcome submissions by independent researchers, doctoral students, and early career academics.