In 1966, then-seventeen-year-old Gil Scott-Heron asked Langston Hughes for an interview after Hughes delivered a speech in New York. Hughes graciously agreed. “We talked about his work,” said Scott-Heron, “and how he had come to master so many art forms. That, also, was very influential because I like to write many different things myself: poetry as well as longer pieces and music. He’d done the same.”
For nearly two decades, the “antisocial thesis” has enthralled queer theoretical thought, permeating a variety of debates surrounding relationality, sexuality, gender, race, psychoanalysis, and temporality. Christened by Robert L. Caserio during an infamous 2005 MLA panel, the antisocial thesis, Caserio elaborates, described a “decade of explorations of queer unbelonging” positioned against an intensifying “gay rage for normalizing sociability.” As Robyn Wiegman warns, however, the antisocial thesis “is not ‘a’ thesis.
Call For Papers- Black Literature and Black Heroes
SIDNEY AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 11-13, 2023
58th International Congress on Medieval Studies
This year the International Sidney Society is sponsoring two open sessions and invites papers on any and all topics related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney family or their extensive British and Continental network, inclluding Fulke Greville, Samuel Daniel, William Herbert, Alberico Gentili, Veronica Franco, Vittoria Colonna, George Buchanan, Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, Étienne de La Boétie, Giordano Bruno, Justus Lipsius, and others.
We encourage submissions by newcomers, including graduate students, and by established scholars of all ranks.
Consortium: An International Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies invites well researched, original and unpublished articles for the special issue on Medical Humanities, 2.2
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 August, 2022
Deadline for submission of full articles: 31 October, 2022
Email (for abstract submission) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission guidelines: https://consortiumejournal.com/submission.php
TTR – Traduction, terminologie, rédaction, vol. 36, no 2 (2023)
Thematic issue guest edited by Patrick Hersant
What are the mental operations and writing practices by which a text becomes, in another language, another text? In order to better understand how translations come into being, the journal TTR - Traduction, terminologie, rédaction proposes to examine an object of study that has long remained invisible or inaccessible: the working documents of translators, where strikethroughs and permutations, erasures and second thoughts, alternative wordings and successive corrections reveal a process that is as yet understudied: translations in the making.
Postcolonial Fault-lines: Branching into the Unknown
Cross-Disciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference on Postcolonial and Decolonial Knowledge(s)
October 10th – 12th, 2022.
Hosted online by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and University of Aberdeen, UK.
Important Dates to Remember:
Deadline for Submissions: August 15th, 2022.
Notification of Acceptance: September 15th, 2022.
Conference Dates: 10th, 11th and 12th October, 2022.
Fungi occupy a liminal position as neither animal nor vegetal but are intimately connected to both biologically: as Eugenia Bone notes, paying attention to the fungal teaches us that “everything that lives is plural.” Fungal lives are multiple and collective, and what Anna Tsing calls the “unruly edges” of fungal individuality betrays the fact that they are “always too many.” This bifurcated perspective modeled by fungal relational entanglements suggests “unsettling and symbiotic relationships” where an objectified environment subsumed by a masterful Anthropos is abandoned for the sake of intra-active becomings (as Karen Barad suggests).
The panel seeks to examine Russian realist novels and their impact on other world literatures of the nineteenth and twentieth century, as well as contemporary authors, and study the possible connections between the Russian realist tradition and other texts that can be potentially related to its literary legacy. We invite abstracts devoted specifically to the analysis of any aspect of Russian realist novels of the nineteenth century, as well as papers on broader philosophical and social issues relevant to the Russian realist novel tradition and its influence world-wide.
The proposed interdisciplinary panel examines the rich relationship of music and literary works within various world literatures focusing primarily on the twentieth century, but presentations within a broader time frame will also be considered. We invite a wide range of papers investigating the author’s technique of representing music in literature, examining aesthetic, historical and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, as well as the relationship between the literary text and the composer.
94th South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention
November 11-12, 2022
(For possible inclusion as part of the Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series)
As Garrett (2015) contends, popular cultural representations of the afterlife are a means of imaginatively and creatively grappling with the unknown. These representations can offer explanations about life after death or the in-between, to rationalize the existential, support and challenge religious doctrines, and entertain and educate so that society might live life to the fullest or feel assured that there is something more.
An Anthology of Southeast Asian Eco-Writing
Call for Submissions
Editors Rina Garcia Chua, Esther Vincent Xueming, and Ann Ang are currently accepting submissions for an anthology of diverse eco-writing from Southeast Asian writers that explore interrelationships with geographies and spaces in the region.
Deadline for submission is November 30, 2022.
Owing to numerous requests, the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies (www.global19c.com) is delighted to extend the cfp deadline for panel proposals to be considered for its world congress, "Comparative Empire: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation, 1750-1914," in Singapore, 19-22 June 2023. The extended deadline is 15 August 2022. (Individual paper proposals are due 1 October.)
Women Writing Syria: Resilience, Solidarity, Movement
Call for Submissions
How do Syrian women writers, poets and artists imagine Syria, both before and after the revolution and war? Can we imagine Syria without war? Can Syria – as a site that is at once shared, divided and contested – inspire us to bring it into being through creative writing and arts? Could we make this imagined Syria a concrete reality? How can Syrian women’s narratives and voices be heard?
We invite contributions from Syrian women writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, playwrights and cross-genre writers writing in English, Arabic and Turkish for the forthcoming anthology Women Writing Syria. Visuals by artists are also welcome.
Call For Papers: A Critical Companion to Julie Taymor
Deadline (abstract): 31 August 2022
Deadline (full manuscript): 1 December 2022
An important note: This project was originally announced in recent years under a previous editor. This project is now underway with a new editor. Any authors who previously submitted chapters (proposals or completed) to this project should contact Matthew Hodge at email@example.com.
Fan Studies Network – North America (FSN-NA) Virtual Conference
October 13–16, 2022
SUBMISSIONS DUE AUGUST 8
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Chapter Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 December 2022
Fashioning the ‘Little Parises’ of the World. Interlaced National Symbols
Book edited by Dr. Sonia D. Andraş (The “Gheorghe Şincai” Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Târgu-Mureş, Romania)
Thinking the Global South: Method, Theory, Strategy
15 October 2022
Keynote Speaker: Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, the
Pennsylvania State University and co-director of the digital platform Global South Studies.
If the term ‘Global South’, as Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra has observed, ‘serves as a placeholder or temporary
designation for something that it announces but does not properly describe’, its attention to the ‘global’ offers
us a ‘name for the desire to think expansively and therefore comparatively beyond established national,
In 2019, renowned American literary critic and Black feminist scholar Hortense Spillers donated her papers to the Pembroke Center’s Feminist Theory Archive in the name of the Black Feminist Theory Project, and in April 2022, the Pembroke Center opened the exhibit “Hortense Spillers: A Life Recorded.” In celebration of both the collection and exhibit, we are soliciting papers for a Fall 2022 symposium on Spillers’s contributions to intellectual and pedagogical practices in the fields of Black feminist criticism, literary studies, and cultural studies, among others.
Matthew Lovett (University of Pittsburgh)
Julia Bruehne (University of Bremen)
In Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, Alexis Pauline Gumbs meditatively interrogates the language of the natural sciences and its attendant racialized, gender-essentialized assumptions, and provides a model for identifying similar logics in Medieval Studies. Recent attention on the integration of Women of Color Feminisms in Medieval Studies has illuminated how these logics make the "circumstances" of such integration "unbreathable" (Gumbs 3). In this roundtable, we will engage with the possibility of Women of Color Feminisms' ability to breathe in such circumstances.
V INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON FANTASTIC GENRE, AUDIOVISUALS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic dissemination that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, with the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University.
Its mission is to disseminate research studies within the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theatre, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, plastic arts, etc.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Body and Sexuality: Beyond Cultural Binaries
Latin American frontiers have been approached from multiple perspectives but the canonical all-encompassing studies, Hennessy’s The Frontier in Latin American History and David Weber’s and Jane Rausch’s edited collection on the same topic, were published decades ago. They could and should be reviewed in light of new developments, both in academia and in the real world (or say politics, culture and the economy). This collective effort will offer a fresh take on Latin American frontiers, understood mainly but not only historically and in the sense of undetermined borderlands, be it between nation-states or within the political boundaries of a single nation-state.
JOYS IN TRANSITION
Conference Dates: 2-3 February 2023
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 13, 2022
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY DECEMBER 4, 2022
- Valérie Benejam, Nantes Université
- John McCourt, Università di Macerata
- Fritz Senn, Zurich James Joyce Foundation
Organisers: Franca Ruggieri, Fabio Luppi, Enrico Terrinoni, Serenella Zanotti
Call for Contributions for a Special Section: Ecofeminism
Arcadiana welcomes the submission of short contributions in the field of Ecofeminism.
REMINDER: UPCOMING DEADLINE -- AUGUST 31 2022
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2022, open to all, on the subject of
Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death
The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies, vol. 15 (2023), the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.
REMINDER: UPCOMING DEADLINE -- AUGUST 31 2022
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 15 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
on the theme of
Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death
LIT Special Issue CFP: Intersectional Feminism and Barriers to Representation at the Turn of the Century
Deadline extended for submissions: August 31, 2022
Full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org