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ACLA 2022 Call for Papers: Post-Violence: The Telling and the Told

updated: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 12:31am
Lim Yiru
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Submission deadline extended! 

Please note that the conference organizers will only accept abstracts submitted through their event site. 

Seminar URL: https://www.acla.org/post-violence-telling-and-told 
To submit a paper: https://www.acla.org/node/add/paper (Deadline Extended: Saturday, 15 January 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST.)
For further information: https://www.acla.org/annual-meeting-2022

Arrested Mobilities: Stillness, Power and Modernity

updated: 
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 10:48pm
UC Berkeley 30th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

As early as the 1920’s, Robert Musil remarked on the enormous effort it takes to stand still in a world that demands constant motion. Reflecting on the zooming street he sees through his window,the protagonist of Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften comments:

“Könnte man die Sprünge der Aufmerksamkeit messen, die Leistungen der Augenmuskeln, die Pendelbewegungen der Seele und alle die Anstrengungen, die ein Mensch vollbringen muss, um sich im Fluß einer Straße aufrecht zu halten, es käme vermutlich… eine Größe heraus, mit der verglichen die Kraft, die Atlas braucht, um die Welt zu stemmen.”

CFP: "The End of English" Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 2:21pm
The English Department at Rice University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

“We should all come to the position that our long-standing investments in the literary and cultural values of the standard English curriculum must go the same way as the Confederate and conquistador statues that are falling across the south and southwest.”

—Dr. Jesse Alemán, “The End of English” (2021)

 

UVa GradCon 2022: Networks

updated: 
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 2:15pm
Graduate English Students Association, University of Vriginia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

We are delighted to extend the following updated invitation!

From April 7-9, 2022 the Graduate English Students Association at the University of Virginia will present its annual conference, titled and themed Networks. Our conference committee seeks papers by graduate students, as well as scholars, teachers, researchers, artists, and community leaders, institutionally affiliated or otherwise, on the topic of “networks.” 

Seeking Articles for Canadian Review of American Studies (general submissions and special issue on Outlander series)

updated: 
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 8:59am
Canadian Review of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Canadian Review of American Studies (University of Toronto Press) is the leading American Studies journal outside the United States and the only journal in Canada that deals with cross-border themes and their implications for multicultural societies. Published three times a year, the journal aims to further multi- and interdisciplinary analyses of the culture of the US and of social relations between the US and Canada. CRAS is a dynamic and innovative journal, providing unique perspectives and insights in an increasingly complex and intertwined world of extraordinarily difficult problems that continue to call for scholarly input.

Deadline approaching: Call for Chapters: Of (Hu)Man and Monarchs: Humanness and the Fictional Representations of Monarchs in literature, Arts, popular culture and Media

updated: 
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 8:54am
University of Gafsa
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for Chapters: Of (Hu)Man and Monarchs: Humanness and the Fictional Representations of Monarchs in literature, Arts, popular culture and Media (The title may change) contact email: crowncollection436@gmail.com 

He wrapped himself in regal garments and fastened the sash.

When Gilgamesh placed his crown on his head,

a princess Ishtar raised her eyes to the beauty of Gilgamesh.

UPDATE Critical Essays on Gloria Naylor (New deadline: 1/15/22)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 4:18pm
Gloria Naylor Archive
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Articles: “Critical Essays on Gloria Naylor” (advanced contract with University of Mississippi Press), edited by Maxine Lavon Montgomery, Mary C. Foltz, and Suzanne M. Edwards

Abstract proposals of 500-750 words and C.V. due by Jan. 15, 2022. Submit abstract proposals to: innaylor@lehigh.edu.

 

Seeking chapters on Music & Deviance

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sylvia M DeSantis/Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy: The Intersectionality of Music and Deviance
Editor:Sylvia M DeSantis

This volume will explore the avenues through which 20th century musicians, and their enthused audiences, created necessarily deviant cultural movements. From the optimism engendered by the Big BandEra to socially justice-mindedGrunge in the ‘90s, musicians have used their stage power to resist, reward, and recreate long-standing cultural codes.

https://www.cambridgescholars.com/uploads/Fumbling%20Towards%20Ecstasy%2...

Children and Youth Studies Caucus Sponsored Session - ASA 2022 (American Studies Association)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 1:27pm
Mary Zaborskis and Brie Owen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

Drawing on the ASA conference theme “The Roof is on Fire,” this session invokes the phenomenon of book burnings to launch a broader conversation about the politicization of children’s media and the category of childhood itself — especially in debates about what materials children can and cannot encounter in domestic, institutional, and public spaces. For example, how is childhood being deployed in the targeted disinformation campaigns over Critical Race Theory?

Outside/rs 2022: Making Space at the Queer Intersections of Sex and Gender (University of Brighton, 1 and 2 April 2022)

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:40pm
Marielle O'Neill, Outside/rs 2022 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022

Outside/rs 2022 Conference: Making Space at the Queer Intersections of Sex and Gender

1-2 April 2022, University of Brighton, hybrid delivery

With keynotes from Dr Ulrika Dahl and Dr S.N. Nyeck

To register for the conference, see: https://delegate.brighton.ac.uk/outsiders2022

To view our Call for Papers/Participants, see:

https://outsiders2022.wordpress.com/call-for-participants/

Proposals for the 2022 SC State Intersectional Studies Virtual Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:27pm
South Carolina State University ISC
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

The Department of English and Communications at South Carolina State University invites proposals for twenty-minute papers or presentations for the 2022 Intersectional Studies Remote Conference (via Zoom) on Friday, March 25, 2022.

[conference] Immortal Materiality Or Mortal Objects?

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:27pm
University of Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Immortal Materiality or Mortal Objects?

Our lives are inextricably entwined with the materiality we both make and utilize, but to what extent is it inseparable from humanity and the identities therein? Does materiality have a life of its own and does it end?

Call for papers for 1-day hybrid conference on 16th of December. Send a title, abstract (max 200 words), full name, university or institution, email and how you plan to join (online or physical attendance) to mortalobjectsconference@gmail.com

Deadline: 19th November

Location: Oudemanhuispoort D.108, Amsterdam or ONLINE

Sapienza Summer School 2022: "The Cultural Heritage and Memory of Totalitarianism", II Edition.

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:26pm
Sapienza Università di Roma
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Cultural Heritage and Memory of Totalitarianism explores the legacy of Fascism in Italy blending unique in situ visits to art, architecture and historical monuments led by international experts and classes on literature, film and culture led by Sapienza faculty. The goal is to broaden the scholarly assessment of the period and to suggest innovative curricula for students in the humanities, who are also interested in working in museums and cultural institutes in Italy and abroad. The heritage of Fascism will be approached in the context of Nazism and Stalinism, and framed within the broader scenario of European colonialism. Special focus will be given to the analysis of totalitarianism’s influence on postcolonial dictatorships and post-WWII culture.

World Literature and the Circulation of Art

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:26pm
Compendium: Journal of Comparative Studies | Revista de Estudos Comparatistas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

Call for Papers for Inaugural Issue

Compendium
Journal of Comparative Studies

Revista de Estudos Comparatistas

 University of Lisbon
School of Arts and Humanities
CEComp — Centre for Comparative Studies

 

Call for Book Chapter as an Edited Volume : Decoding Ecocritical Themes in Literature

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:25pm
Pandian Educational Trust, (An MSME registered Publisher)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

TITLE OF THE BOOK: Decoding Ecocritical Themes in Literature

Editor                              : Mr M. Vinoth Kumar

Co-Editors                      : Dr C. Chellappan, Mr B. Thangamarimuthu

Edition                             :  1

Year                                 : 2021

ISBN NUMBER            :  978-93-91115-17-3

 

Theme:          

ENVIRONMENTS: ECOLOGIES AND (IN)HOSPITALITIES

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:25pm
University of Coimbra, Faculty or Arts and Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021

42nd Meeting of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies 31 March – 2 April, 2022

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra

Call for Papers ENVIRONMENTS: ECOLOGIES AND (IN)HOSPITALITIES

Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Greek American Women

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:25pm
Dr. Theodora Patrona-School of English/Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

“Hidden Figures”: Greek American Women in Context

Call for papers ALDUS 2.0 - 2022

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:25pm
ALDUS 2.0
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Aldus 2.0 (https://aldus20.org), Bembus’ international platinum open access journal, wel-
comes proposals for the first issue of the year 2022. Aldus 2.0 aims to explore digital tex-
tuality by stimulating a debate around the main themes of Digital Humanities in philo-
logical, literary and linguistic fields. The diffusion of new technologies and their application in

The Second Heterotopic Junction Graduate Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:24pm
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Second Heterotopic Junction Graduate Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture (HJC-2) is now calling for abstracts. HJC-2 is an international conference which aims to provide graduate students with an opportunity to showcase their research in the areas of linguistics, literature, and culture.

The conference is scheduled to be held on 30 April 2022 (Saturday) at Hong Kong Baptist University. It will be conducted in mixed mode thereby welcoming attendees and presenters both virtually and in person.

PCA 2022 Virtual: Creative Fiction Writing

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:24pm
Popular Cultural Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 5, 2021

The Creative Fiction section of the Popular Culture Association invites 15-20 minute fiction pieces for the upcoming annual PCA/ACA national conference.  Submit to pcaaca.org. Work can only be accepted at PCA’s official submission site. Include both an abstract and the full piece to be presented. 

 

We welcome stories in almost any style, although the maximum reading time is 18 minutes.  We also welcome full panels of readers.  We do not accept undergraduate submissions.

 

Deadline for submissions is December 5, 2021.

 

Please direct all inquiries to Dr. William L. Belford, Jr. at wbelford@georgiasouthern.edu.

Wear and tear / Usure(s)

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:24pm
Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Wear and tear / Usure(s)

April 8-9, 2022| Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island

 

Keynote: Heidi Brevik-Zender

Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at UC Riverside

Narratives of Catastrophe / Récits de catastrophe

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:23pm
Conférence des Gradué·e·s en Littérature Anglaise
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

(une version française suivra)

 

"Narratives of Catastrophe"

 

Newspaper headlines of recent years, detailing extreme weather events, the rising spectres of authoritarian movements and the surveillance state, not to mention the COVID-19 pandemic, describe conditions uncomfortably similar to those typically found in the dystopian novel. As one bookstore in Smalltown Canada put it, “the Apocalyptic Fiction section has now been moved to Current Affairs.” 

 

Deadline Extension: Global Crisis(es) between Image, Language and Time: On the Fantastic in Contemporary Films and Series

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 4:17pm
Julia Bruehne / University of Bremen (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

version française cf. ci-dessous / versión española véase abajo

Global Crisis(es) between Image, Language and Time: On the Fantastic in Contemporary Films and Series
Organization:
Julia Brühne, Orlando Valenzuela Celis, Padraic Wilson (University of Bremen, March 03-05, 2022).

Call for Papers: FRAME 35.1, "Literary Perspectives on Food"

updated: 
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 8:02am
Frame, Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS!
FRAME 35.1, “Literary Perspectives on Food”

FRAME’s next issue is titled “Literary Perspectives on Food” and accordingly focuses on the intersection between literature and food studies. We would like to invite scholars of literature and related fields to investigate and (re)consider the relation between food and literature, and food as a medium for knowledge production. Among other things, the following questions might guide thinking about the relationship between food and literature:

"Only connect!" Delivery Systems in American Fiction - ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:46am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

E. M. Forster had something aesthetic in mind with that famous phrase, but it applies as well to more practical or material kinds of systems, networks, and patterns in American fiction, from the whaling industry in Moby-Dick (and the Pequod as metonym for that industry) to the various networks - transportation, financial, criminal, political, logistical, electronic - explored in the work of writers like Frank Norris, Philip K. Dick, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, William Vollmann, and Jonathan Bayliss.

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