In July 2022, some meteorologists renamed the most extreme of the heat waves with the name of "Apocalypse 4800", in reference to the exceptional temperatures recorded at high altitudes and the consequent rise of the freezing level at the summit of Monte Bianco (4800 meters). Net of a rhetoric rooted in a series of contradictory emotions – that place human subject between «fear and domination, veneration and control» (Scaffai 2016) towards nature – it is undeniable how the current climate crisis leads us to reflect on the precarious equilibrium of the Anthropocene (Crutzen 2002). But in becoming culturally dominant (Benedetti 2021), the Anthropocene raises further questions about the role of literature and storytelling in a broader sense.
CFP for Adapting Horror in Popular Culture
Deadline for Submissions: Jan. 24, 2023
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The editors of Adapting Horror in Popular Culture are seeking abstracts for essays that could be included in the upcoming collection. The essays should address the long-running global appeal of the monstrous in popular culture. Each essay will examine the adaptation of a creature, monster, or source of terror into a new medium.
Adaptations inherently transform an audience’s relationship with the original while presenting a version with contemporary relevance. T
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture seeks reviews of recent books, films, television series, musical recordings, theatrical performances, art exhibitions and other media that make a queer contribution to media and popular culture and/or to academic scholarship on media and popular culture.
The appropriate length of a review will depend on the complexity and size of work under review, but will typically run from 1000 to 2500 words.
If you are interested in writing a review for QSMPA,, please send a CV and letter of interest, including mention of your areas of research and teaching to email@example.com with the subject line: QSMPC Reviewer database.
A panel sponsored by NAVSA (the North American Victorian Studies Association) for ACCUTE 2023 (the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English) 27-30 May 2023 at York University's Keele campus, in Toronto, Canada The Victorian Archive, Revisited and Reimagined
Organizers: Rachelle Stinson, York University, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Tina Y. Choi, York University, email@example.com** The deadline for ACCUTE has been extended to Thursday 24 November 2022.**
The Post-Magical Realist Worlds research group of Canadian Comparative Literature Association invites submissions to our session “Post-Magical Realist Worlds: Contemporary Postcolonial Storytelling Modes, Critiques, and Perspectives” for the coming CCLA congress 2023. We welcome critical voices and diverse perspectives, recognizing the multiple ways magical realism has been developed or reused globally and various reactions to its heritage in Latin American countries connected to its initial boom and elsewhere in world. This year our particular focus is on the 2023 CCLA congress theme of Reckonings and Re-imaginings in Comparative Literature.
15th GRAPHSY (Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium) - February 17, 2023 - In Person
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown University - Washington, DC
Encuentros con el cuerpo: actitudes, performances y los sentidos / Encontros com o corpo: atitudes, performances e os sentidos
– Literature –
Dr. Julia Chang (Cornell University)
– Linguistics –
Call for Papers 2023:
Greening the Medical Humanities: The Environment and the Body in Conversation
The PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, based at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History is now accepting submissions for articles and book reviews for its seventh edition ‘Greening the Medical Humanities: The Environment and the Body in Conversation’. we welcome original articles and book reviews that engage with any aspect and interpretation of this theme.
Special Issue on Memories of Antiquity deadline for submissions: December 1, 2022 full name / name of organization: Memories of Antiquity Research Group (in affiliation with the Memory Studies Association at https://www.memorystudiesassociation.org) contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CFP: Special Issue on Memories of Antiquity
We invite prospective contributions for a special journal issue centred around modes of remembering antiquity (including the reception of ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Near East, and other cultural contexts).
CfP SLSAeu 2023: Models, Metaphors and Simulations.
Epistemic Transformations in Literature, Science and the Arts
Conference of SLSAeu
European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
ELINAS Research Center for Literature and Natural Science
May, 18 – 21/2023
PD Dr. Aura Heydenreich, Prof. Dr. Klaus Mecke
Horror literature’s resurgence in recent years has yielded huge results for the genre - not only a proliferation of new and diverse horror fictions but also an interest in reclaiming critically dismissed titles of the past. Whether disdained as pulpy trash or ignored for appealing to youth demographics, a large swathe of pre-2000s horror literature has frequently been deemed unworthy of critical analysis.
Submission Deadline: March 3, 2023
The Pennsylvania State University invites applicants for its annual Global Asias Summer Institute, to be held June 19–23, 2023. SI2023, co-directed by Nicolai Volland (Penn State) and Leo Ching (Duke), will focus on the topic of “Archipelagic Asias.”
Utpictura18. Call for papers. Issue on Shakespeare
Coordination of the volume by:
Jean-Louis Claret, Aix-Marseille Université, LERMA
François Laroque, Sorbonne Nouvelle, PRISMES
Anne-Valérie Dulac, Sorbonne Université, VALE
Estelle Rivier-Arnaud, Université Grenoble-Alpes, ILCEA4
Bridges and Borders: Laboring for Community
A Graduate Student Virtual Conference presented by the Departments of English and Modern Languages Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Xine Yao.
April 14-15, 2023
The antisocial declaration “I don’t care” meets “we don’t care”:
a mode of self-care grows into collective care.
-- Xine Yao Disaffected (2021)
The term ‘modernity’ signifies a brand new age, distinguishing human experiences and values as different from the past. From the mid-nineteenth century, ‘modern life’ began to denote transformations in all aspects, such as technology, economics, industry and urbanisation. In the cultural field, modernity is grounded in critical methods for creating new values to promote the progress of humanity.
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society Call for Papers
The Freeman Society invites proposals on the following topics. Comparative approaches to Freeman and other authors are welcome.
Freeman, Animals, and the Nonhuman
ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN ENGLISH | WRITING ACROSS COMMUNITIES PRESENTS
SJU ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 2023
FRIDAY, MARCH 31st, 2023
ST. JOHN’S UNIVERISTY, QUEENS CAMPUS (IN PERSON)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 3rd, 2023
St. John’s University’s Department of English, in collaboration with Writing Across Communities, invites graduate student scholars and artists to submit proposals for presentations at our annual English Graduate Conference.
Thematic Issue : « Oppositional Gazes »
Independent Cinema in the Americas in the XXIst Century
Coordination : Michèle Soriano (CEIIBA), Cristelle Maury (CAS), Laurence Mullaly (ICD), Émilie Cheyroux (CAS).
2023 Famine Summer School, National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park, Ireland.
June 22-25, 2023
Call for Papers: The 2023 Famine Summer School will take place at the National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park, County Roscommon, Ireland on June 22-25, 2023. The theme of the 2023 Famine Summer School is “Famine Journeys and Trails: Communities, Diaspora, Memory”.
Call For Papers
Caesura—Journal of Philological and Humanistic Studies
Special Issue: 21st century Fiction and the City
Guest editor: Prof. Mavis Tseng
Call for Papers: Collection of Essays on 21st-Century Fiction and the City
The CUNY Games Network of the City University of New York is excited to announce The CUNY Games Conference 9.0 on January 23 & 24th, 2023.
This two-day hybrid conference will have online sessions on Day 1 and in-person sessions on Day 2. Online sessions will have participant-led presentations, less formal idea exchanges held in breakout rooms, and a handful of organizer-led workshops. Our in-person Day 2 will have a short session led by the organizers on modding tabletop games for education, and then presenters will be invited to playtest their own games or playful activities (either completed or in-progress). There will also be time for the free play of published tabletop games.
The Rutgers Program in Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference:
Prof. Ana María Ochoa, Tulane University
Prof. Karen Redrobe, University of Pennsylvania
March 3, 2023
Call for Papers:
Special Issue "Religion and the Working Class in Film"
edited by Sérgio Dias Branco (University of Coimbra)
Dr Adam Hansen and Dr Paul Frazer (Northumbria University, UK) invite submissions for a special edition of the international, online publication, The Journal of Marlowe Studies, on the subject of Teaching Marlowe.
The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association.
The conference will take place in Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2023.
Please submit a 350-word proposal and short bio to email@example.com by Friday, January 6, 2023.
The Marilynne Robinson Society and the American Religion and Literature Society (ARLS) will hold a joint panel at the annual American Literature Association Conference (May 25-28, 2022; Boston, MA). We are seeking papers that examine the author’s relationship to American evangelicalism. Robinson’s spiritual vision has been shaped by the writings of Jonathan Edwards, who is considered to be the founding father of American evangelicalism. How does Robinson’s body of work lead us to think critically about the evangelical tradition in the United States? How do her essays and novels, particularly Gilead, provide a counter-narrative to the discourses found in modern and contemporary American evangelicalism? In what ways can they respond to the inc
Crime and Punishment in Colonial India: History, Literature and Testimony
- The deadline has been extended to 25 November 2022.
A One-day In Person International Conference on Crime and Punishment in Colonial India
Organised by the Department of English & I. Q.A. C., K. K. Das College, Kolkata
in collaboration with New Alipore College & Maheshtala college, Kolkata
Date: 9 December, 2022
Deadline of Abstract Submission: 20 November, 2022
Artists and writers have long been deconstructing dominant notions of the American West. In 1957, jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins released Way Out West, a record that drew inspiration from California landscapes, TV Westerns, and overlooked Black cowboys. The album cover depicts Rollins outfitted as a gunfighter in desert surrounds, complete with cacti and a sun-bleached cattle skull. Where you might expect to find a big iron on his hip, he cradles his tenor sax. Today, artists like Orville Peck continue to revise, rewrite, and expand the boundaries of what we might consider the story of the West both in sound, style, and location—the South African-born crooner, now based out of Canada, has gained major success on the U.S.
The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992 — the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States — calls for presentations situated in colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.
In the 32 years of this conference, there has perhaps never been a more urgent time to address the fundamental issues of postcolonial studies: justice, injustice, the imposition of power, and the mechanisms of control.