Catherine Bush’s 2019 novel Blaze Island opens with the following epigraph from Elena Ferrante: “Pressing changes are underway. Everything is becoming something else, unpredictably. A completely new outlook is required. The challenge now and for the foreseeable future is to extract ourselves from what men have engineered, a planet long on the edge of catastrophe.” Throughout the novel, Bush underscores the importance of thinking critically about boundaries, specifically those of gender and geography, as she reworks Shakespeare’s The Tempest to particularly Atlantic Canadian purposes.
WRITING WORLDS, WORLDS WRITING: NEW TEXTUALITIES AND THEIR ONLINE LIVES
20 – 25 March 2023
A national conference organized by the Department of English, St. Joseph’s University, Bangalore
Call for Papers/Posters
Proposals for essays in English (c. 8000-12000 words) are warmly welcomed on the topic “borders, the elements, and the environment”.
Amidst a growing insistence on disability futures, this panel centers the future of feminist disability scholarship. Taking up the conference sub-theme of Revisiting, Reclaiming & Re-imagining, panelists propose new directions for feminist disability thought not by looking forward, but through a transformative turn to alternative pasts. Recent critical disability scholarship reimagines the field’s scholarly origins and objects, including Sami Schalk and Jina B. Kim’s call for feminist-of-color disability studies and the Crip Genealogies edited volume. This panel foregrounds this twinned intervention in field-narration and analytic objects--insisting that both are necessary for transformative feminist disability thought.
Proposals for presentations on travel writing in English from any period or part of the world. Please submit a 200-word abstract by April 1, 2023. The RMMLA conference will be held in Denver, CO, from Oct. 11-14, 2023.
Chapter proposals are sought for a volume of critical essays on Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Proposed chapters should ideally also connect to contemporary lives of the play, adaptations, influence on later works, translations, and/or connections with cultural studies' paradigms. The target readership for the volume includes teachers/instructrors, and students, which should bear upon the accessibility and adaptability of the essays themselves.
CFP “Narrative ethics and character in the representation of the past in Contemporary fiction”
Event 2: Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2023, University of Portsmouth UK
Guest speaker: Novelist Patricia Duncker
CALL FOR PAPERS: RADICAL CHILDREN’S FILM AND TELEVISION EDITED COLLECTION
Edited by Dr Noel Brown (Liverpool Hope University)
Deadline for proposals: 30 April 2023
I am seeking chapter proposals for possible inclusion in a forthcoming volume exploring radical children’s film and television. This edited collection is intended as an inaugural volume in the new ‘Children’s Film and Television’ book series, published by Edinburgh University Press.
Trans- is powerful: attaching itself to concepts, it challenges supposedly settled knowledge about the world we live in. In FORUM’s 34th issue, this destabilisation becomes central. We draw attention to the importance the prefix ‘trans-’ has acquired in recent decades as an index of movement, crossing, and shifting – and we are interested in your approaches to all that trans- has to offer, as both description and method: transnationality, translation, transdisciplinary, transgender…
We are pleased to announce to you that Doğuş University, Department of English Language and Literature will be holding the 1st International English Language and Literature Conference between 12 - 14 May 2023. By sharing your valuable works in meetings and presentations throughout the conference, we are fully confident that we will achieve our symposium goals and achieve significant successes, thanks to the interactive discussion environment that will emerge. Abstracts (about 250 words), with the name of the author, institutional affiliation, contact address (e-mail), and a brief bio-note should be sent to the conference organizers by 10 April 2023 at the following address:
LAMBDA PI ETA NATIONAL COMMUNICATION HONOR SOCIETY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR NCA CONVENTION AT THE NATIONAL HARBOR, NOVEMBER 16-19, 2023.
Who’s Eligible: Undergraduate students with current LPH membership
Submissions Due: March 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific time
LAMBDA PI ETA (LPH), the National Communication honors society, invites outstanding papers authored by undergraduate students in all areas of communication scholarship. Papers may be co-authored, as long as at least one co-author is an LPH member. All contributors must be undergraduate students at the time the paper is written. Only completed papers will be considered.
Gameplay in Teaching and Research
Call for Participants: The 47th German Studies Association (GSA) Conference in Montréal, Canada, from October 5-8, 2023
Seminar Format and Membership: Seminars meet October 6, 7, and 8 during one of the scheduled morning sessions to "foster extended discussion, rigorous intellectual exchange, and intensified networking" (GSA). Seminar participants will come from all ranks and include graduate students.
Jeremy Best, Iowa State University, email@example.com
The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University is pleased to announce its annual Graduate Student Conference to be held on 20th and 21st of April, 2023. This conference is a space for graduate scholars, activists, artists, and others to think through and confront colonial systems.
Our conference this year is interested in “Decolonizing Cartographies” – or, stated broadly, how do we challenge colonial regimes of knowledge and the ways they divide the world.
Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals for the forthcoming edited volume “Death, Sickness, and Plagues in 19th-century British Literature”, edited by Reyam Rammahi.
There is a common adage that labour is invisible in Victorian literature. From Bruce Robbins’s discussion of the servant’s spectral “hand” to Carolyn Lesjak’s claim that labour is often hidden in the Victorian novel, scholars have often asserted that labour is rarely made visible. Yet, in the Victorian period itself, as Tim Barringer suggests, certain types of labour were made increasingly visible through aesthetic means. Whether it was paintings of farmers and other agricultural workers, Ford Madox Brown’s painting “Work,” or the Great Exhibition “of the Works of Industry of All Nations,” where audiences watched printmakers and seamstresses create new pieces and engineers fine-tune machines, labour was something highly visualized.
Coast to Coast Connections 2023
A hybrid/virtual student conference hosted by the University at Albany and the University of California, Davis
Saturday, April 22, 2023
12 PM - 7:00 PM EST | 9 AM - 4:00 PM PT
PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday February 24, 2023
CFP: Robert Graves and The ‘60s: “All You Need is Love”?
British writer Robert Graves (1895-1985) associated with multiple counterculture movements, including the modernist vanguard and anti-war poets, made forays into Eastern mysticism, reimagined the Classical period, contemporized ancient myths and rituals, experimented with hallucinogens, and managed to publish over 140 books, including what some might term his magnum opus, The White Goddess, an encyclopedic work he subtitled “A historic grammar of poetic myth.” Above all else, he is remembered as a poet of Love, exploring the subject across his long career in its many iterations: romantic, allegorical, ritualistic, the literary—the coupling of Poet and Muse.
Interfused: imagination, faith and reason in Romantic writers
The period in European and anglophone literature from the late eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth known as Romantic had a number of characteristics and, although there was reaction from Enlightenment thinking, some long established threads endured. For the conference we look for associations with Christian and Biblical themes in literary texts. Papers will have a reading time of 20 minutes. Fuller details are on the conference page of the CLSG website.
*** Please note that special issue proposals for Verge: Studies in Global Asias 12.1 are due *March 20, 2023*. A previous announcement included an incorrect due date.***
Verge: Studies in Global Asias invites proposals for special issue 12.1, which will be published in Spring 2026.
Religious Allusions and Expressions in Arabic Literature in English Translation
Call for Submissions Deadline: March 20, 2023
CFP: 57th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
On Digital Pasts and Futures: New Perspectives in Literature, Technoculture, and Media
Venue: California State University, Long Beach. Mainly in person with some Zoom participation.
Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and 20, 2023
Keynote Speaker: Cassius Adair (Assistant Professor of Media Studies, The New School), “Reverse Engineering: From Trans Tech Histories to Radical Trans Futures.”
Conference: 16-17 March 2023 (via Zoom platform)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
CALL FOR PAPERS:
This edited volume collects essays from those writing about the experience of reading, studying, teaching, and interpreting James Joyce. The essays form a picture of how Joyce’s writing serves its reader by reflecting dimensions of human experience.
The Graduate English Society at Queen’s University seeks abstracts for its hybrid 2023 graduate conference, “Orientation: This Way, That Way and the Other.” In addition to academic conference papers, we are looking for creative pieces that engage with the broad concept of orientation in various and imaginative ways.
Updated Call for Chapter contributions to proposed book on The Who’s Tommy:
See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me: Tommy, Rock Opera and Twentieth Century Britain
Edited by Keith Gildart, Christopher Weedman and Benjamin Halligan
Polyglot Pages in Early Modern England (c.1500-1700)
The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, March 20
Editors: Agnès Lafont - Charlotte Coffin
Series: Polyglot Encounters in Early Modern Britain, https://www.brepols.net/series/peemb
Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words):March 20, 2023
Deadline for essay submission (6000-8000 words): September 15, 2023
*SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED*
Pennsylvania College English Association Annual Conference
501 Vine St., Scranton, PA
May 24-26, 2023
The Work of English Studies: Digital Adaptation and Expansion in the Post-Pandemic Age
The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line, the question as to how far differences of race-which show themselves chiefly in the color of the skin and the texture of the hair-will hereafter be made the basis of denying to over half the world the right of sharing to utmost ability the opportunities and privileges of modern civilization.
—W.E.B. Du Bois (1900)
Are there multiple forms or species of racism or simply variations of a fundamental structure?
—Jared Sexton (2012)
I have only one solution: to rise above this absurd drama that others have staged around me
Amazigh Orality in Contemporary Production
Orality, that is, the culture of the spoken word, is a central feature of Amazigh everyday life, history, and linguistics, and communal knowledge. Indeed, although Imazighen have one of the oldest writing systems in North Africa, known as Tifinagh, the latter is not associated with a body of written literature, an Amazigh literary canon. On the other hand, the Amazigh peoples have an extensive and rich oral literature that includes poetry, myths, fables, songs, proverbs, sacred rituals, and tales, which are excluded from a simple textualist notion of culture and communal identity.
It is more than a cliché that gender plays a crucial role in religion, as most religious orders in the world were, and currently are, dominated by men. The role of women in cultic settings is, as a rule, secondary, as is also the authority of female ministers of religion, while the social benefits of those appointed with religious duties are also incomparable with the privileges received by men. This year, we invite proposals that explore the female share in leadership roles related to religion (saints, prophetesses, priestesses, nuns, preachers, witches, shamans and more), and emphasize how their achievements are reflected in history and art. How prominent female figures have compromised men’s secured positions of power in socioreligious structures?