From Langston Hughes’ "Goodbye, Christ" to Gertrude Stein’s "If I Told Him, A Completed Portrait of Picasso," Marie Howe’s Magdalene to Sarah Blake’s Mr. West, cultural icons feature prominently across American poetry from the past century to the present. Now that social media affords endless and immediate access to living icons’ homes, bodies, and vulnerabilities (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic), poetic treatments of icons might offer timely and incisive considerations of iconography in popular culture then and now. What makes us identify with, or feel alienated from, an iconic figure? What challenges exist in depicting realistic and relatable icons in a medium necessitating a degree of craft?
A C3 New Scholars Symposium at Davidson College
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Associate Professor of Classics, Princeton
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2021
Abundance and Scarcity
International conference for young researchers (CLIMAS-Culture et Littérature des Mondes Anglophones)
Bordeaux Montaigne University, 17-18 February, 2022, Bordeaux, France
PSi#27: Hunger 2022
The North American Dostoevsky Society invites proposals for blog posts on the topic of “Global Dostoevskys: Influences and Receptions” for our official blog The Bloggers Karamazov. Posts for this limited series should focus on an aspect of Dostoevsky’s influence and reception outside of Russia. Less researched sites of influence and unexplored areas of reception are especially welcome.
Potential blog topics could include, but are not limited to:
Translations of Dostoevsky’s works
Shifts in his acclaim or censure within a culture
American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting
National Taiwan Normal University
Event, Nonevent, Unevent
Gabriel Quigley, New York University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“the event...brings to pass ‘something other’ than the situation, opinions, instituted knowledges...a hazardous, unpredictable supplement, which vanishes as soon as it appears.” – Alain Badiou, Ethics
In this seminar, we hope to rethink long-held associations between novel and nation-state in light of recent insights from oceanic studies, archipelagic studies, as well as transatlantic, transpacific, and Indian Ocean contexts. What kinds of genres and narrative frameworks unfold from a maritime, as opposed to land-based, perspective? How do novelists negotiate these commitments across multiple scales—and what ways of reading emerge by centering islands, coasts, ports, and other liminal spaces?
The popularity of the Netflix Series The Chair seems to be tied to its hyperbolic depictions of faintly legitimate power struggles that circulate on contemporary college campuses. But in focusing on the slapstick character Bill Dobson (male, white, hopelessly romantic), the narrative offers a political feint that distracts from actual abuses of power in academic life, abuses that are often misogynistic. 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.
Call for Papers
Université de Montréal/ Research Center for Planetary Literary and Cultural Studies (CELCP)
April 21-23, 2022
Planetary Drifts—Methodology, Technology, and the Creative Imagination in the Age of Planetary Transformation
The 42nd Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference
Marriott Cleveland Downtown, Key Tower, Cleveland, OH
March 3-6, 2022
This seminar departs from the idea that we need a clearer understanding of elemental forms—traditional and non-traditional—that are in different stages of becoming formless (loss, disappearance, transmutation etc.). On the one hand, we build up on the critical genealogy of the formless (l’informe), a concept once popularized by Bataille in the surrealist journal Documents (1929-30) and later taken up by Bataille’s readers, most famously by Rosalind Krauss & Yves-Alain Bois (1997) and Georges Didi-Huberman (1995). While, on the other hand, we also welcome proposals that conceptualize the formless through different disciplinary vantage points and bring it to bear on the question of elemental forms.
The Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA) and Romantic Circles Pedagogy (RCP) Anti-Racist Pedagogy Colloquium is soliciting submissions for our new resource on anti-racist teaching, "Towards an Anti-Racist Pedagogy."
This webpage, which will be accessible through the K-SAA and RCP websites, will offer suggested readings, bibliographies of relevant scholarship, sample assignments and syllabi, and guides to use in the classroom. This project will be ongoing: our goal is that each year, a new cohort will develop and expand the resource.
Call for Book Chapter Proposal
Title: Queer Visuals: Gender, Sexuality and Indian Cinema
Edited by: Srija Sanyal, Research Scholar, Ronin Institute, USA
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH
This goes out to scholars working in the field of Indian Writing in English.
You are invited to contribute articles for a forthcoming ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH to be published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. This volume will focus on writers of fiction, poetry, drama, select literary works and non-fiction, from India (specifically, by writers of Indian origin writing in English). Translations will not be included.
If you would like to contribute an entry for this reference work, please respond at the earliest, in any case, not later than 30 November 2021.
Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, well-argued, and well-researched articles on a variety of topics related to popular culture.
Submissions undergo a rigorous peer review process.
General Issues are published in March. Submissions must be received by January 10th for that year's General Issue.
Shortly after the end of WWII, the literary cultures of East-Central Europe were compelled to import the doctrine of socialist realism, which had already been active in the USSR for more than a decade. A malfunctional grafting of a would-be idealizing aesthetics and a formal pattern typical of traditional realism, the socialist realism brought along a new political novel with a limited collection of characters, narrative situations, and denouements, all projected against a overly simplified social background, painted in black and white.
Type: ConferenceDate: June 15, 2022 to June 18, 2022Location: Taipei, Taiwan
When we hear, read, or watch a narrative of a violent or traumatic event, we are often fixated on its representation. We hang on to details about location; we want to find out who the perpetrators and victims are; we want to know how many were affected; we want to investigate causes, determine consequences beyond the already known. We pursue veracity and accountability in the telling (the narrative; the means), which we hope will do justice to the told, or perhaps also to present cautionary tales for the future.
Call for papers: artciencia.com, Number 26&27 (August 2021/July 2022)
artciencia.com – journal of art, science and communication
For the forthcoming issue planned for July 2022, the editors of artciencia.com invite essays and artwork with original approaches to the topics of Art and Education, History, Aesthetics, and/or Technology, in Cinema, Literature, Music, Video Art, Theatre, Performance, Photography, New Media, Painting, etc., as well as e-Learning, English Studies, Law and Communication Sciences.
Call for Papers
Conjugal Relationships: An Assessment of Sino / West Discourse and Aesthetics
This is a talk with Roze Hentschell about her recent book (Oxford UP) on the environs of St Pauls cathedral and precinct, including bookshops, in London during Shakespeare’s time. The talk is on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BdTXq7PQKak. It is also available from various podcast services at: https://speakingofshakespeare.buzzsprout.com.
This is the CFP for the XXIII ICLA Congress scheduled to be held at Tblisi, Georgia (Europe) on 24-29 July 2022.
Tijdschrift Kunstlicht: Call for Papers
Algo-rhythms: Living in and out of sync with technology
Guest editor: Evelyn Wan
Deadline: 18 December 2021
Published: May/June 2022
In his One Year Performance 1980-1981 (Time Clock Piece), Tehching Hsieh imposes upon himself the task of clocking-in using punch-card technology every day, every hour, 24 hours a day, all through 365 days of the year. Forcing his corporeal self into the cold rigid regularity of mechanical clock time, he makes visible the rhythmic bind of the machine.
Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces
Bodies on the Edge: Life and Death in Migration.
Venue: Maison Française of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Dates: April 28 to 30, 2022
Deadline for submitting proposals: 15 December 2021
Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2022
Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada
Association pour la littérature, l'environnement
et la culture au Canada
June 15-19, 2022
University of Saskatchewan
At the heart of Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis.
Call for Paper on “From Literary Composition to Cinematic Adaptation: A Study of Indian Cinema through Popular Literature”
Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research papers are invited from academics and writers for publication in an edited volume with ISBN. Authors are requested to strictly follow the submission guidelines mentioned herewith in their papers. Only electronic submission via email will be accepted for publication. The proposed title of the volume which is below, may subject to change:
From Literary Composition to Cinematic Adaptation: A Study of Indian Cinema through Popular Literature
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society at the Thoreau Annual Gathering
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor a panel at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Mass. (July 6–10, 2022).