Research on the premodern intersection of race, gender, and sexuality has steadily increased as a result of the efforts of a diverse group of scholars working across traditional periodization and geographic limits. Nevertheless, a great deal of work remains to be done to understand the many varieties of ways such aspects of identities intersected and were mobilized or challenged in the marking of difference.
Thanatic Ethics Fieldwork Travel Grant: Call for applications
Conference Dates: April 21st-April 22nd, 2022
This year’s Romancing the Gothic online conference celebrates the ‘birth’ of Carmilla, one of the most enduring vampiric figures, re-written an re-imagined over the years in fiction, film, web-series, podcasts, animated series and RPGs. This conference focuses on and celebrates Carmilla and its legacy, particularly the sapphic reclamation and queer celebration of its main character.
The conference will be held online on 3rd September 2022.
This conference welcomes creative and critical papers on a range of topics connected to Carmilla, including:
Sheridan Le Fanu and his wider writings and legacy
The history of the (female) vampire
The queer Gothic and horror
This proposed special session for MLA 2023 invites abstracts on the depiction of crowds in literature of the eighteenth century and beyond. Please submit 250-word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 8, 2022.
Please note that MLA 2023 is scheduled to take place in San Francisco, CA on January 5-8, 2023.
For more information, please see the listing on the MLA call for papers site:
***ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL ABSTRACT DEADLINE***
‘Borders. Everything begins with them, and all paths lead back to them. They are no longer merely a line of demarcation separating distinct sovereign entities. Increasingly, they are the name used to describe the organized violence that underpins both contemporary capitalism and our world order in general – the women, the men, and the unwanted children condemned to abandonment […] In fact, everything leads back to borders – these dead spaces of non-connection which deny the very idea of a shared humanity, of a planet, the only one we have, that we share together, and to which we are linked by the ephemerality of our common condition.’ - Achille Mbembe, Necropolitics, p. 99
The CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic Forum invites submissions for a panel at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention on January 5–8, 2023 in San Francisco, California:
Southeast Asian History in Literature
Cornell EGSO 2022 Conference: Aspiration
DEADLINE EXTENDED to SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022
Hybrid Conference April 15th-16th, 2022
Call For Academic and Creative Proposals:
It’s no coincidence that ‘aspiration’ means both hope and the act of breathing.
—Ted Chiang, “The Great Silence”
Electric Literature, 2016
Call for seminar presentation proposals at the 16th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) conference (Mainz, Germany, 29 August-2 September 2022)
THATCHER’S MINISTERS: Conference and Essay Collection
Conference to be held in central London on 23rd and 24th June 2022
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FRIDAY 15th APRIL 2022
This year’s Thatcher Network conference invites papers which consider the role that members of Margaret Thatcher’s cabinets played in shaping and delivering ‘Thatcherism’.
The conference, and the book project that will follow, will look beyond Thatcher as the dominant political figure of the 1980s and consider the significance of key ministers, like Michael Heseltine, Geoffrey Howe and Keith Joseph.
Hammering the Stakes Once Again: Close Readings on Hammer Horror Films
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents
Sizing Up The Chair
Friday, February 18, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
2022 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference
American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999
(Formerly Contemporary Studies)
Deadline for submissions:
April 30, 2022
Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email (for questions only, submissions must be made through the website):
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2022
A new book series has been established by Routledge, with a focus on popular culture.
The Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series is looking for original and interdisciplinary monographs or edited volumes, which expand our understanding of popular culture as reflecting world challenges, contexts, and situations. The Series places a particular emphasis on evolutions and transformations within popular culture — with a focus on icons, narratives, practices, and identities — and aims to provide interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transmedia perspectives.
The editor of the series welcomes proposals for projects on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to):
In recent years, growing numbers of humanists and social scientists have asked how societies provision basic amenities like potable water, waste disposal, rapid transit, and telecommunications. The resulting field of infrastructure studies extends critical attention to the environments we manufacture to gratify material need on a mass scale. Our special issue will consider what eighteenth-century studies brings to a multidisciplinary conversation that usually restricts its focus to the present.
This MLA 2023 panel invites papers that explore artistic responses to the pandemic, both in its global and localized dimensions, with a focus on experimental art. Send 200-word abstracts and bio to Camelia Raghinaru, Concordia U. Irvine (email@example.com) by Tuesday, 15 March 2022. The starting point for this call for papers is the Cinema-19 project (https://vimeo.com/437355512), which offers an aesthetic/experimental response to the pandemic.
Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature journal is open now for new submissions. We welcome submission of research articles or critical reflections on creative writing and processes that explore creativity, the nature and processes of writing, or investigation of issues in writing for children and young people. Papers is a free, open-access online journal publishing critical research into children’s literature. Papers is fully-refereed and all submissions undergo a double-blind reviewing process by members of the journal’s international reviewing board. While the editors welcome articles on Australasian material, we do not limit Papers to articles only on Australasian works, or by Australasian scholars.
In 2004, Bruno Latour published his seminal essay “Why Has Critique Run Out of Steam: Turning from Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern.” In the nearly twenty years following, there have been several literary scholars who have ruminated on this topic. We have since seen a rise of close reading (Heather Love, Sharon Marcus, S. Best) methodologies and theoretical frames regarding the usefulness (Rita Felski, 2008 and Sara Ahmed) of literature and literary studies. Yet, we still seem to be asking if what we do matters.
The Beat Studies Association has space for papers on The Beats in relation to Chicago and for an open topic panel. Please send your proposal (title and a short paragraph) to John Whalen-Bridge at firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day, 7 February 2022.
CFP for the 2023 ABC MLA Panel:
"Representations of Business/Professional Communication
in Popular Culture"
Conference: Modern Language Association Convention
Location: San Francisco, California
Dates: 5-8 January 2023
Full name of organization: Association for Business Communication
Contact email: email@example.com
Due date for abstracts: 11 March 2022
Modernity is a cracked looking-glass, a double-edged sword. Michel Foucault describes modernity as a period acutely aware of itself as modern, determinedly engaged in reflecting on what it means to be of the moment, and self-consciously focused on presenting itself as new. But as Kirby Brown (Cherokee Nation) reminds us, formulations of the modern are equally formulations of the non-modern, since there is ‘no civilization without the savage, no modernity without the primitive, no modernism without tradition (or convention), no modern subject without its cultural, racial, temporal, geographic, and historical Other.
Call for Papers for Women in French
2022 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention
November 16-21, 2022
I am pleased to announce the Call for Papers for WIF at the 2022 MMLA Convention (to be held in person November 16-21 in Minneapolis, MN). We welcome proposals that relate the study of French and Francophone women authors, the study of women's place in French and Francophone cultures or literatures, and feminist literary criticism to this year's theme: “Post-Now.”
How has the pandemic permanently changed your teaching? How are we permanently changed as educators? This session addresses how teaching through the pandemic has changed scholars’ professional practices, pedagogies, or epistemologies.
Please submit 250-500w abstract and a brief bio via email.
This guaranteed session for the 2023 Modern Language Association Convention is sponsored by the HEP Teaching as a Profession Forum Executive Committee. Accepted papers are guaranteed inclusion on the MLA 2023 program. If accepted, you must be or become an MLA member by April 1, 2022.
We are inviting articles (4-8,000 words) on topics relating to digital adaptations, especially remixing classics, from both theoretical and practice-based perspectives. The issue will be edited by Deborah Cartmell and Erin Sullivan.
Submission Deadline: 1 December 2022
EJAS (European Journal of American Studies): Call for book reviews
EJAS (European Journal of American Studies) invites reviews of current books on topics relevant to American studies for publication in EJAS’ upcoming issues (vol. 17-18) due in 2022 and 2023.
Please send a review proposal (author, title, publisher, publishing date and place, number of pages), and CV (including the list of publications) to the book review editor, Dr. Kornelia Boczkowska (firstname.lastname@example.org). We accept proposals on a rolling basis.
OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS ON RESEARCH METHODS IN FILM STUDIES
Guest Editors: Ekaterina Smirnova and Sara Magno
The fortieth annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (AASSC) will be held virtually from Monday, May 16–Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Virtual conference: After much deliberation, due to the uncertainty of ongoing and changing health restrictions, the AASSC executive has decided to again hold our 2022 conference online. Furthermore, it will take place independently of Congress 2022, which is also being held exclusively online. Further practical details about the conference’s virtual format will be available during the winter, but don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions in the meantime.