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Climate in Crisis (Activism, Apathy, and Responsibility: Social Responses to and Social Causes of the Current Climate Crisis)

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:42pm
Humber College Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Climate in Crisis

Activism, Apathy, and Responsibility: Social Responses to and Social Causes of the Current Climate Crisis

 

Abstract Submission:https://humber.ca/tifa/call-proposals

Contact: tifa@humber.ca

Submission Deadline: June 5, 2022

Conference Date: September 23 and 24, 2022

Location: This year’s conference will be virtual. A small conference fee will be charged to help offset production costs.

Routledge Handbook of Descriptive Rhetorical Studies and World Languages - call for reviewers

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:42pm
Weixiao Wei / The University of Houston
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Routledge handbook below is now recruiting editorial members who will each review 4-5 papers and give feedback to help enhance the quality of the paper. Their names will be shown on the title page as members of the editorial board for this handbook and each will receive a hardcopy of the book when published. 

Routledge Handbook of Descriptive Rhetorical Studies and World Languages

Editors: Weixiao Wei and James Schnell

I.          English rhetoric in the US and UK

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 12(2)

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:42pm
Research Institute of Asian Women
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 12(2)

ISSN: 2093-5498 (Print) / 2671-969X (Online)

 

We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.12 No.2 that will be published on July 31, 2022. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 12(2), please submit your manuscript by April 30, 2022.

 

About the Journal

Recovering the Vampire

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 17, 2022

Speakers

Professor Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)

Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University)

and featuring a Q&A and dramatic reading by Dacre Stoker

How can vampires help us heal?

In the 125th anniversary year of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this interdisciplinary project examines the continuing history of the vampire from the 19th century to the present and explores how the vampire can function as a cultural figure of recovery, community, and regeneration.

Special Issue Call for Papers: "Writing Aslant: Voicing across Genders in Nineteenth-Century Literature"

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

https://www.ncgsjournal.com/cfp.htmlThe term aslant slips between categories: as an adverb it indicates a direction or orientation, but as a preposition it moves across. Neither is it straight nor does it ever quite arrive, remaining in transition. A vowel away from Emily Dickinson’s imperative for poets to “tell it slant,” it strays even further.

Rethinking Modernism

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
University of Rome La Sapienza
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 10, 2022

The year 2022 will mark the first centenary of the ‘annus mirabilis’ of British modernism, the year 1922, which saw the simultaneous publication of Virginia Woolf’s first experimental novel, Jacob’s Room, of James Joyce’s Ulysses, T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, R.M. Rilke’s Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus.

Holocaust Studies Conference 2022

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST STUDIES CONFERENCE

At Middle Tennessee State University

September 22 - September 24, 2022

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

 

Our conference solicits individual papers and panel proposals on all aspects of Holocaust and genocide studies. The featured topic for our 2022 conference is Teaching the Holocaust Today.                

Keynote Speaker: Professor Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

MMLA’s permanent African American Literature section invites papers that examine the way black writers use black aesthetics in their work(s) to promote a “cultural ensemble” as Fred Moten notes. With the 2022 MMLA theme of “Post-Now,” this section is concerned with how black writers use aesthetics to shape and/or reshape the resistance that blackness brings. American Blackness, of course, begins through the resistance of the object and the irruption or interruption of personhood and subjectivity. Even through, or perhaps because of, this resistance, blackness maintains a collective being. As such, I invite works that are concerned with how black writers use: music, art, violence, movement, language, communication, sex, etc.

Victorian Antipathies

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
University of Stuttgart
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

 

 Call for Papers 

Victorian Antipathies 

4-5 November 2022 

University of Stuttgart, Germany 

Confirmed keynote speaker: Pamela Gilbert 

 

In this conference, we aim to explore the neglected ‘opposite’ of sympathy: antipathy. 

Annual Conference CFP--Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 11:59am
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

The 54th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association will take place in person in Salt Lake City, June 16-18, 2022 on the theme of “Navigating Medieval Spaces: Real and Imagined.” 

The conference will be held at the University of Utah, with remote options available for those who cannot travel. In addition to regular sessions and a keynote address, events will include a plenary session highlighting some of the Marriott Library's rare books and manuscripts. We are excited to host a variety of events this year ranging from works-in-progress workshops and pedagogy panels to research presentations.  

MLA 2023 Roundtable: The “Safe Animal” Sensibility

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 3:10am
Yea Jung Park and Jiwon Rim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This roundtable panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” Safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.

Critical Essay Collection on THE GOLDEN GIRLS

updated: 
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 8:11pm
Jill E. Anderson, Assist Prof of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

This call is for critical essays for a proposed edited volume centering on the iconic television show The Golden Girls for Routledge’s Advances in Pop Culture series.

Carceral Shakespeare

updated: 
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 4:11pm
Liz Fox (UMass) and Gina Hausknecht (Coe College)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Carceral Shakespeare
Edited Collection, Call for Papers

Shakespeare has been in American prisons over the last forty years, in arts programs and college-in-prison classrooms. Even as the landscape of incarceration has shifted—from the War on Drugs to the Fair Sentencing Act, from prison reform to prison abolition—Shakespeare programs have endured. While attention to these programs often reduce them to methods of “reform” and “rehabilitation,” these narratives of redemption do not capture the complexity of what it means to engage with Shakespeare inside the carceral system.

See and Be Seen: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 9:14pm
Popular Culture Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Popular Culture Research Centre,

Auckland University of Technology

13-14 September 2022

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Katie Ellis (Curtin University, Australia)

Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell (Auckland University of Technology)

The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be a hybrid event (allowing for both in-person and online presentations), and will be held on 13-14 September 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Quantitative Methods for Literary and Historical Scholarship -- in Theory and Practice

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 2:02pm
Gabriel Egan / De Montfort University (Leicester, England)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Those of you in the United Kingdom might
be interested in a couple of free training
events being offered in the cities of
Leicester and Leeds. They are called
"Quantitative Methods for Literary and
Historical Scholarship -- in Theory and
Practice":

http://cts.dmu.ac.uk/events/QMLHS

Crime Fiction and Ecology (Updated - Additional Chapters Needed)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 2:02pm
Dr Nathan Ashman/ University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

This is a final call for chapter proposals for The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction and Ecology. We are seeking 5-6 additional chapters, with particular interest in the following topics/research areas:

  • Petrofictions
  • Environmental Thrillers
  • The Global South
  • Truth/Post-Truth
  • Australian Crime Fiction
  • Energy Conflict

Please email abstracts of no more than 400 words along with a short biographical statement to Nathan Ashman (n.ashman@uea.ac.uk) by 30th June 2022. Essays will be commissioned shortly after for delivery by December 1st, 2022.

The collection is slated for release in Summer 2023

Crones, Crime, and the Gothic Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 2:01pm
Falmouth University, 10-11 June, 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Older women have traditionally been portrayed negatively in folklore, fairy tales, literature and film, for example. Images of witches, evil stepmothers, shrivelled, bitter 'spinsters', and vindictive, bullying women abusing positions of power are rife in Western culture. Yet, perhaps things are changing. A new emphasis on the need to discuss and understand the menopause seems to be at the heart of this. This conference examines historical representations of the 'crone' in relation to crime and Gothic narratives. But it also looks ahead and globally to examine other types of discourses and representations.

Call for articles-Modern and Contemporary US Poetry

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 2:01pm
Literary Encyclopedia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Literary Encyclopedia at www.litencyc.com is looking for qualified writers to enhance its coverage of postwar and contemporary American poetry. Following is a list of poets and/or movements for whom/which we are seeking introductory essays of ca. 2500 words covering biography and historical context and giving a brief overview of relevant works. The list below is not comprehensive or final, and new proposals of writers/works/context essays that are not currently listed in our database are also welcome.

Adapting Bridgerton

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 12:11pm
Valerie Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Adapting Bridgerton

If Jane Austen and the history books present one version of the regency, Bridgerton shows a far different one. While the series had many surprises for viewers, it’s less clear what’s responsible. Does this come from being a 2020 show? From Netflix style? From the romance novels source material? Let’s consider and also weigh what worked and what didn’t. I’m seeking essays on:

Length will depend on how many submissions arrive. They will be in MLA format, secondary sources welcome, scholarly be approachable and fun for fans. Abstracts Due April 30, with a rolling acceptance, essays due June 30.

Please send to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of Bridgerton.

CFP: Passages of Water and Labor Cultures of the Coastal South and the Caribbean

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 10:54am
MLA 2023 LLC Southern US Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

In Edwidge Danticat’s short story “Without Inspection,” an undocumented Haitian immigrant, Arnold, dies from unsafe working conditions at a construction site in south Florida. In the news coverage about the event, the construction company and developer release a statement in which he is referred to as Ernesto Fernandez, probably from the false documents Arnold offered to be hired. Danticat’s story illustrates the blending of Caribbean cultures in the U.S. South through worksites and migration processes, centering labor and labor conditions in immigrant and refugee life.

CFP: Disability and Public Health in the US South

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 10:54am
MLA 2023 LLC Southern US Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

A key part of colonizing in the U.S. South depended on the rhetoric of health, such as Ponce de Leon’s mythical fountain of youth and nineteenth-century boosterism claiming Florida as the “winter sanitarium of the country” (qtd in Knight 5). The semi-tropical warmth of the South invited justifications for intrusion and settlement, and for the environmental destruction necessary to transform a place “heavy with the poisons of malaria” into something habitable for white Europeans. Yet, beneath this rhetoric, we find evidence that ties the South to a history of public health disasters, especially the mistreatment and abuse of people with disabilities.

Call for Academic and Creative Proposals The English Graduate Student Society at Florida Atlantic University 2022 Graduate Conference: Connections (Florida Graduates Only) EXTENDED

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 5:26pm
The English Graduate Student Society at Florida Atlantic University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 28, 2022

(Florida Graduate Students Only) Call for Academic and Creative Proposals

The English Graduate Student Society at Florida Atlantic University 2022 Graduate Conference: Connections 

 DEADLINE EXTENDED

Boca Raton, Florida (in person and Zoom)

 

April 15 and 16, 2022

 

DHSI 2022 – Online Edition Conference & Colloquium

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:30pm
Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) Conference & Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 4, 2022

DHSI Conference and Colloquium 2022

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2022 – Online Edition Conference & Colloquium.

Since 2009, the DHSI Conference & Colloquium has been a valued part of the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute. It offers an opportunity to present diverse, dynamic digital humanities research and projects within an engaging, collegial audience that actively fosters the ethos of the greater DHSI community.

Chicon 8/Worldcon 80 Academic Track Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:29pm
Chicon 8
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 29, 2022

Science fiction (and its cousin genres, fantasy and horror) have long explored what it means to explore the unknown. In particular, some of SF’s familiar narratives have pondered life beyond our world, grappled with the vast expanse of the universe and the many things to be discovered there, and tackled complicated meetings with other beings and other ways of life. Beyond the SF bubble, fantasy has imagined entire worlds and wondered at a cosmos of gods and magic; meanwhile, horror has teased at the edges of its genre cousins, offering disturbing visions of space and other forms of travel and exploration in which the unknown is often waiting with jaws wide open.

Life Narratives: Self-referential Proclamations

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:29pm
S. Bilge Mutluay Cetintas / Hacettepe University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Life Narratives

Guest edited by Bilge Mutluay Çetintaş, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

 

Life Narratives: Self-referential Proclamations

Deadline for Full-Text Submissions: July 15, 2022

American life writing has a long tradition starting with the diaries, journals, and captivity narratives kept by Pilgrims and Puritans such as Mary Rowlandson’s The Sovereignty and Goodness of God: Being a Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682), to more canonized life writings such as Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography (1791).

Call for Papers: BAVS 2022 Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:29pm
British Association for Victorian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

CFP: British Association for Victorian Studies - Annual Conference

1-3 September 2022, University of Birmingham

 

Forgotten Fantasists

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:29pm
Forgotten Fantasists: A Companion to Fantastic Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Who are the unsung heroes of fantastical literature? Who deserves to be recognised for their significant contribution to contemporary Anglophone Fantastika literature but are pushed out of the limelight? This edited companion to fantastical literature hopes to address gaps in research by bringing together considerations of important but underexamined authors and artists. Depending on the number of abstracts received, the collection may be further divided into separate sections – or even individual volumes – taking into consideration different media:

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