With over seventy titles to his name and new ones in the making, Charles de Lint is among the most prolific writers of Canadian speculative fiction and a key representative of urban fantasy/mythic fiction. Given his vast literary output, several awards (including the World Fantasy Award in 2000 and the Aurora Award in 2013 and again in 2015), and a large gathering of devoted readers (if Facebook profiles such as “The Mythic Café, with Charles de Lint & Company” are any indication), it is more than surprising that his fiction has yet to become the subject of a full-length academic study. That is not to say, of course, that the academia is unaware of de Lint’s presence.
The Race and Yoga editorial board is currently seeking articles, personal narratives, and creative works for the sixth issue of the journal featuring a thematic cluster on “Yoga During COVID-19: Perpetual Pandemics.”
As Anne Washburn will be in attendance at the 44th Comparative Drama Conference, there will be a panel dedicated to her plays.
The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:
Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and other post-apocalyptic plays/works
Washburn’s interest in popular culture in her plays (for example, The Simpsons in Mr. Burns, her adaption of The Twilight Zone)
Washburn’s contribution to the growing number of plays about Trump or inspired by Trump (Shipwreck)
Washburn in dialogue with other playwrights
Accessible Shakespeare: Radical Inclusion in Shakespeare Studies
Binary Modernisms addresses the convergence of modernism and digital technologies in their disruption of traditional methods of art creation.
ReFocus: The Films of Oliver Stone
The 2022 Emily Dickinson International Society Conference in Seville,
“Dickinson and Foreignhood”
The Emily Dickinson International Society invites proposals for papers and panels at its international conference “Dickinson and Foreignhood,” scheduled at the College of Philology, University of Seville, Spain, from Tuesday, July 12, to Thursday, July 14, 2022. Because the academic calendar for 2021-2022 at the University of Seville is pending, conference dates will be confirmed in July 2021.
ENVIRONMENTS AND SPACES
March 12 & 13, 2021
Sponsored by the English Graduate Student Association at Idaho State University
We are pleased to announce the 2021 Intermountain Graduate Conference. This year we are seeking a variety of papers around the theme “Environments and Spaces,” interpreted and explored broadly across topics and perspectives. The concept of human interactions with our environment(s) appears throughout human history, from the beginning of recorded history to the exploration of outer space and beyond.
Various approaches to our theme mightinclude:
The Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations seeks 250 word proposals for its session at the 2022 Modern Language Association conference, which will take place in Washington DC January 6-9, 2022. The theme for the session is "Music and Theatre," and we seek proposals that explore the connection between music and live theatre.
The Department of European Literature at the University of the Republic (Uruguay) announces its 11th International Montevideana Conference, to be held virtually.
It is tempting to think of Boccaccio's most important work in relation to our current times, given that in recent months the Decameron has become a virtual meeting place through rewrites, seminars, and group readings dedicated to the text. The superposition of his pandemic with ours has become, in more than one sense, a paradoxical kind of locus amoenus, adding a new layer to the varied investigations and artistic appropriations that this Italian text has motivated in its 700 years of existence.
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work
deadline for submissions:
3 April 2021
full name / name of organization:
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of scholarly essays in all fields of English studies. As well, we invite submissions of creative writing, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, short dramatic pieces, and literary journalism.
The cognitivist turn sparked a renewed interest in narrative analysis that extends beyond the study of literature. It has expanded across media such as film, graphic novels, video games, and music. This conference focuses on the study of narrative and narrativity in music. While some critics are convinced of music’s capacity for story-building, others consider the use of narrative theory derived from literary studies for the analysis of music unsuitable. This conference takes music’s narrative potential as its point of departure but recognizes that musical narrativity is scalar.
The 25th International Symposium on Translation and Interpretation
Theme: The Task of the Translator
Conference organizers: Taiwan Association of Translation and Interpretation & Department of English Language and Literature, Soochow University
Date: June 5, 2021
Venue: Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan
Call for Papers
Special Issue of CulturalStudies/CriticalMethodologies
Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: Intersectional Analyses of Popular Culture (Re)presentations of the Election and Subsequent Coup Attempt
Special Issue Editors:
Erica B. Edwards, Wayne State University Jennifer Esposito, Georgia State University
Counternarratives: Weaving Graphic Narratives in the Local, National, and the Global
Special Session, MLA, 2022.
Washington DC, 6-9th Jan, 2022.
“Art can be a powerful means of challenging the stereotypes of mutually antagonizing nations”—Aphrodite Desiree Navab
This virtual (online) panel seeks papers that explore the imaginary cities built by Latin American literature from the 19th century to the present. Since this year's conference theme is “City of God, City of Destruction,” we are interested in proposals that study both the utopian and dystopian cities that Latin American writers have imagined to place there the collective fears and desires of their societies, as well as all those other fictional cities –neither paradisiacal nor infernal– that have served as microcosms to represent the tensions and conflicts of human comedy.
The Experience of Loneliness in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries Online ConferenceUniversity of Birmingham, UK29–30 June 2021 Keynote Speakers: Professor Helen Wilcox (Bangor University)Dr Jenni Hyde (Lancaster University) *** John Worthington, Church of England clergyman and close associate of the Cambridge Platonists, complained of isolation from fellow scholars in his rectory at the small village of Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, in the 1660s.
Call for Papers
History. Literature. Culture. Arts
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, 7-10 October 2021
Seeking proposals for short presentations (10-20 minutes) of research related to cultural geography. This can take the form of anthropological case studies, political narratives, creative responses to place, GIS studies, refugee and immigration information, &c. Please direct any questions to A. P. Vague, Area Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies
Special Issue: Systemic Racism, White privilege, and a Global Call to Action
Guest Co-Editors: C. Darius Stonebanks, Shirley Anne Tate, and Christine Faucher
Translating the Uncle Charles Principle
Call for Panel proposals
‘Omniscientific Joyce’, Trieste, 14-18 June 2021
Panel chaired by: Kris Peeters (UAntwerp) and Guillermo Sanz Gallego (VUB)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference 2021
Thursday, November 11, 2021 to Sunday, November 14, 2021
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION
Of City Spaces and Graveyards: A Pictorial Reading
Call for papers — Edited Collection of Essays
Malaysian Ecocriticism: Contested Environments, Identities and the Politics of Nature
With the landmark establishment of the Southeast Asian chapter of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) in August 2016, it is both timely and crucial for member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to assess their literary and cultural artifacts from an ecocritical perspective.
Submissions for the GRAPHIC MEDICINE REVIEW are now open! GMR is looking for all manner of professional and scholarly work on comics and healthcare, medicine, wellness, public policy, and patient experience.
The 2021 First Book Institute
June 6-12, 2021
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University via Zoom
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature
This proposed special session roundtable invites reflections on the tensions and limits of teaching and studying literature at religious as well as secular universities and colleges. How do different institutional commitments and governing documents as well as campus cultures and constituencies implicitly and/or explicitly limit what can be taught and published at each kind of institution? What are these limits and how have scholars navigated, challenged, and/or adapted to them? What kind of institutional discursive spaces might be created between and beyond the secular/religious divide?
MLA, Washington, DC, 6–9 January 2022
Open Call for Papers
The Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies, with the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies, publishes a wide range of high-quality scholarship. We are currently accepting paper proposals on all research-based, quantitative and qualitative topics regarding leadership and leadership studies. We welcome both collaborative and single-authored papers. Papers must be submitted using this online portal and follow the guidelines outlined at Submission Guidelines.
Open Call for Book Reviews
Teaching and Practicing Feminism(s) in 2021
Women in the Nineteenth Century—Traveling, Writing, Speaking