The Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) invites proposals from faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars for its 2022 Annual Conference on the theme of recovering lost writers and lost texts. We are especially interested in recovering marginalized voices, finding reasons for their disappearance, and charting a path to bring their writing and lives back into the light of current scholarship. Lost or forgotten work by canonical authors would also be welcome subjects of literary inquiry as part of this call, as would be papers that trace the evolution of a literary text from manuscript to magazine publication to book form if the changes are radical.
While the #MeToo movement as a cultural, feminist, and antiracist force has been slowly and steadily uncovering and altering landscapes of gendered harassment and abuse across our society, academia itself as an abusive culture has remained fairly immune to these critiques. Recent events at Harvard, where senior scholars immediately lined up in support of a colleague accused of habitually harassing students, only to withdraw that support later, are sadly typical of the kneejerk defense of institutions and disregard for victims that characterize such cases. Scholars such as Sarah Ahmed have forcefully critiqued academic culture, helping us begin to theorize its endemic harassment and abuse.
Reconfiguring Digital Spaces: GLO Conference 2022
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we have become painfully aware of how highly dependent we are on networked computers in most facets of our everyday lives. Shuffling from Zoomiverse to Metaverse and everything in between, computers remain the focal point of interactivity in life, entertainment, scholarship, and labor as in-person activities become increasingly constricted. Alternatives must be found; and even though dreams of totally transferring consciousnesses to digital avatars remain deeply rooted in the literary cyberpunk imaginaries of the 1980s and 90s, the pandemic brings us closer to realizing them in surprising ways.
30 years ago, Polygram Filmed Entertainment released Candyman, a film loosely adapted from Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden”. Unlike Barker’s original text, this Candyman was set in Chicago, specifically the urban ghetto Cabrini Green, and seemed to focus on the tragedy of a Black artist who vengefully returns as a violent ghost after his brutal lynching. The film and its ideologies were complicated. Innovative in its starting point – a story of profound Black suffering which called attention to the racial injustice underpinning US society – audiences were also given a tale which reiterated ideas of Black monstrosity and illogical interracial violence.
Extended for Abstracts until April, 9, 2022: Voicing the Less Dead: Unheard, Unseen, Unknown, an edited collection (in-process)
FASCINATING NOISE. SOUND IN ART AND SCIENCE deadline for submissions: April 30, 2022 full name / name of organization: PULSE: THE JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE/ https://www.pulse-journal.org/open-call contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PULSE: THE JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE
CALL FOR PAPERS
FASCINATING NOISE. SOUND IN ART AND SCIENCE
“Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.” John Cage, “The Future of Music – Credo”
LCCT 2022: Call for Presentations
The Call for Presentations is now open for the 9th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported by the School of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Call for papers
InterArtes, n° 2, 2022
Edited by: Laura Brignoli, Silvia Zangrandi
Department of "Humanistic Studies”
Università IULM - Milan
Description & Requirements:
We invite 200-word abstracts for papers that explore the construction/theorization/rethinking/deconstruction/rise/success of South Asian Diaspora who leave the 'origin' of their forefathers and settle or are born elsewhere.
Preference will be given to a scholar working on Nepali/Bhutanese/Bangladeshi/Maldives Diaspora Literature.
Signs was founded in 1975 as part of an emergent tradition of feminist scholarship and has been publishing continuously ever since, establishing itself as a preeminent journal in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. At the time of the journal’s conception, Signs’s founding editorial staff sought not only to raise consciousness and develop theories of women’s oppression but also to challenge the taken-for-granted and to strive for theoretical nuance and interdisciplinarity. To honor half a century of publication, our fiftieth anniversary issue aims to generate new questions and critical discussion about “Big Feminism” – about the role and power of feminist theory – today and into the future.
The 2023 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship
The University of Chicago Press and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society are pleased to announce the competition for the 2023 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS), published by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary is soliciting essays for a thematic bloc on affect and immersion in video games. As the only undisrupted periodical sequence devoted exclusively to English and American Studies in Hungary from 1963 on, HJEAS is indexed on the MLA Bibliography, its citations compiled by SCOPUS, and has a worldwide readership due to its availability on JSTOR and ProQuest.
Digital Culture & Society, Vol. 8, Issue 1/2022
Coding Covid-19: The Rise of the App-Society
Julia Ramírez Blanco, Ramón Reichert, Francesco Spampinato (eds.)
This special issue of Digital Culture & Society deals with the concept of code in relation to the Covid-19 crisis. Code is intended both as a computer-based language to program software or apps and as a functional and visual language for organising administrative processes, visualising
THEATRE ANNUAL 2022 Call for Articles
We welcome articles on theatre and performance of North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean Islands, from diverse fields such as theatre studies, performance studies, popular culture, music, anthropology, dance, communication, philosophy, folklore, history, and areas of interest that cross disciplinary lines. We especially encourage submissions from graduate students and early career scholars. Please do not hesitate to contact TA editor Ann Folino White email@example.com with any questions regarding your submission. We look forward to working with you.
THEATRE ANNUAL: A Journal of Theatre and Performance of the Americas
We are seeking additional participants for a panel examining the question of love in Joyce’s works for XXVIII International James Joyce symposium Dublin (“JAMES JOYCE: ULYSSES 1922–2022”), this year.
The conference focuses on Ulysses. But papers do not have to focus on Ulysses and reflections on love in Joyce's other works are more than welcome too.
Please submit a 250-word abstract that includes the speaker’s name and academic affiliation (if applicable) alongside the paper title to both Gaurav Majumdar (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Benjamin Boysen (email@example.com) before March 15, 2022.
Media Mutations International Conference – 13th Edition
"Audiovisual Data: Data-Driven Perspectives for Media Studies"
Deparment of the Arts, University of Bologna (Italy) – DamsLab, 6th-7th October 2022
Organized by Giorgio Avezzù and Marta Rocchi
In collaboration with Mirko Degli Esposti and Guglielmo Pescatore
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Monika Bednarek, Professor in Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia
Makarand Tapaswi, Senior Machine Learning Scientist at Wadhwani AI and Assistant Professor at the Computer Vision group at IIIT Hyderabad, India
There has always been a need to adapt and disrupt conventions to tell one’s story and now there are almost as many forms of life writing as there are different lives. The boundaries of representation are continually being pushed. ‘Life’s Not Personal: A Creative-Critical Conference on Experimental Life Writing’ seeks to explore these narratives from both theoretical and practice-based perspectives.
Eco-Aesthetics: What is it? How to query it and think it through? This panel takes up such a line of inquiry within at least three broad domains: epistemology, method/practice and comparison. Especially for those who invested in ongoing concerns pertaining to ecology, environmentalism, wildlife preservation, sustainability, this panel seeks to amplify their voices in stock-taking the term Eco-Aesthetics. How do we conceptualize it epistemologically? How can Eco-Aesthetics be informed by and inform a multitude of trans-disciplinary discourses such as those coming out of art, anthropology, ethics, religious studies, natural sciences, architecture, spirituality and ritual studies?
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 15
Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture
With the Supreme Court poised to radically change or even overturn Roe v. Wade after hearing the Mississippi Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, critical attention is being turned toward the changing ways popular culture depicts abortion. Popular culture is uniquely positioned to offer these narratives, particularly given the research that suggests that the way abortion is depicted in popular culture impacts cultural perceptions of abortion and may even, as Steph Herold has noted, “have very real ‘policy implications,’ particularly in such a politically charged climate.”
HJEAS Books, New Series
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) will launch a series of books to be published by Debrecen University Press beginning in 2022 that will reflect scholarship in the areas covered by the Journal, which include but are not limited to the literature, film, art, history, and religion of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. All books will be published as Open Access ebooks and as printed using Print on Demand. They will be kept in print.
PROPOSALS for either RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS are welcome.
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is
- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.
Animals in the American Popular Imagination
Virtual conference 12-16 September 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS
KENTE: Cape Coast Journal of Literature and the Arts (CCJLA), founded by the Department of English at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, is a bi-annual peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal. For its Volume 3 (June, 2022) edition, the journal is inviting submissions that include critical analysis, theoretical models, and literature reviews in the following topic areas: Reimagining Borders in Postcolonial Migratory Narratives, Contemporary African Literature and the Environmental Imagination and Rethinking Traumas in a Covid 19 Era. Articles focusing on other relevant thematic perspectives are also strongly encouraged and expected.
This year’s California State University, Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association Spring Conference theme, SURGE: Writing Beyond The Binary, evokes transcendence of false dichotomy in many realms: gender, politics, race, class, sexuality, emotional well-being, literary criticism, and so much more. As writers, researchers, and scholars, we wield the power to reinforce or dispel reductive binary distinctions in our work, making it our job to SURGE ahead through these and other barriers toward portraying and creating a more inclusive, accepting, understanding world. While we work to re-energize our lives and refill the spaces we re-enter, how we choose to forge ahead will make all the difference.
TECHNICAL STORYTELLING: COMICS AND COMMUNITY
Special Issue of ImageTexT, Spring 2023
Guest Editors: Alexander Slotkin & Laura Gonzales
Querida comunidad de escritor@s y lector@s de poesía:
Espero que este correo les encuentre bien.
Les quiero compartir y extender esta invitación a enviar vuestros poemas para el Proyecto de Colección y Archivo Poesía Migrante. Envío de poemas para número #1.
Les invito a leer la convocatoria y pedirles si pueden compartir en sus redes formales o informales. Queremos que esta invitación llegue hasta el último rincón dónde haya personas que tienen algo que decir en poesía.
Vean los detalles abajo. Y los link para enviar vuestro trabajo.
How are novels adapted for onstage presentations as musicals or operas? Given their large numbers of characters, multiple settings, and large spans of time, the plots of novels need to be adapted to fit within the logistical and chronological realities of live theatre, as compared when novels are adapted for film or video. Also, how is music used in these adaptations? We seek proposals that examine how this has been done in the past and is being done now.
Girlboss, gaslight, gatekeep;
What strategies are contemporary life writers using to approach queer/trans pasts that remain unrecognized or unrecognizable? Possible topics may include archival silences, biofiction, LGBTQ childhoods and queer temporality, intergenerational mentorship, HIV/AIDS’ legacy, and more.
This call for papers is for a special session at the Modern Language Association 2023 conference, which means that it is a non-guaranteed panel. Please submit 250-word abstracts and CVs to Megan Paslawski (Queens College, CUNY) to be considered for the panel proposal.