Irish identity has long been approached as anomalous. Ireland itself has been viewed as an anomalous state (Lloyd, Anomalous States). It was England’s first colony, a laboratory for empire, but at the same time contributed to the imperial project elsewhere, making it arguably semicolonial (Attridge and Howe, Semicolonial Joyce). It has been described as a first-world country with a third-world memory (Gibbons, Transformations in Irish Culture). But what defines Irishness now? After the Celtic Tiger, the 2008 banking crisis, and Brexit, how has Irish identity changed? As a result of increasing refugee crises around the world, Ireland is as much marked by immigration as emigration.
Call for Papers
Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (19-20 February 2022)
The Historical Fictions Research Network aims to create a place for the discussion of all aspects of the construction of the historical narrative. The focus of the conference is the way we construct history, the narratives and fictions people assemble and how. We welcome both academic and practitioner presentations.
Two-day international film studies conference organized by the Research Centre for Visual Poetics at the University of Antwerp.
- When: 20-21 January 2022
- Venue: Stadscampus, Prinsstraat 13, Antwerp
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
- Marco Grosoli (Habib University, Karachi)
- Richard Suchenski (Bard College, New York)
Call For Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANEL PROPOSALS
2nd International e-Conference
“Contemporary Trends and Development in Cultural Studies and the Humanities”
Date: 22nd, 23rd, and 24th October, 2021
To be Organized by
New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
In collaboration with
Department of History, Humanities and Society, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy & Department of English, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India
Obscenity! Blasphemy! Treason!
An Interdisciplinary International Conference on Censorship
March 3–4, 2022 at NTU and online
Keynote: Ramona Naddaff (UC Berkeley)
53rd NeMLA Convention
10-13 March 2022, Baltimore, MD
Although there appears to be a notable amount of literature discussing the topic of gender and media, the relation between gender, identity and their transposition in fiction remains a relevant aspect to be analyzed.
The Oxford Empathy Programme is holding its 3 rd biennial colloquium on
November 11/12, 2021. Our keynote speakers include Dinesh Palipana,
Sir Muir Gray, Felicity Bishop, Rachel Winter, and Lidewij Niezink
It will be virtual, and our schedule will be Australasia, Europe, and US
If you would like to give a presentation about your work or research on
empathy, please apply to the OxfordEmpathy2021@gmail.com. To
facilitate accurate assessment of your abstract, please
Include ‘ABSTRACT’ in the subject line of your email.
In the email or word document, please include:
CFP – FES 10 (2022)
Aftermaths. Vulnerable Times, Vanishing Places, Toxic Erasures
*Deadline Extended to 9/10*
Panel for The Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2022.
The conference will take place February 17-20, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a hybrid conference with virtual attendance available.
Southern Ecologies, Southern Capital:
The Making and Unmaking of the (Non)Human World
Awakenings: Discovery, Activisms, and Change in the Irish Past and Present
October 29-30, 2021 | Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
The mind and body binarism and its correlation with the male and female as opposites has been a subject of debate among academic scholars for some time now. Feminists have challenged such dualism and the related assumptions by offering accounts of the relationship between subjectivity, corporeality and identity. These changes in attitudes towards corporeality have also led to a change in treatments of the female characters in literature who once represented as passive and vulnerable seem to have achieved autonomy and control of their bodies and thus their subjectivity.
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association
The Ohio State University
Call For Papers
Modalities of Premodern Media
October 22 & 23, 2021
Keynote Speaker: Whitney Trettien, Assistant Professor of English (The University of Pennsylvania) – Delivery Mode: TBD
ABO's pedagogy series, Concise Collections on Teaching Eighteenth-Century Women, seeks submissions for an article grouping on Teaching Women Travellers in the Eighteenth Century.
Writing about the reception of his essay collection The Souls of Black Folk (1904), W. E. B. Du Bois describes the text as a simultaneous mixture of clear messages and irreconcilable ambiguity. “A clear central message it has conveyed to most readers,” he claims, “but around this center there has lain a penumbra of vagueness and half-veiled allusion.” The difficulty, Du Bois suggests, comes from Souls’s attempt to reconstruct affect into language: “to translate the finer feelings of men into words.” Scholars frequently identify these fragments of affect and vagueness as part of Du Bois’s poetic style.
I am inviting original essays on the literary works written by American writers, who have lived in Paris from the 1800s to the present, for a book tentatively titled American Writers in Paris: Then and Now.
Although American expatriate literature in Paris is typified by the Lost Generation or the Jazz Age of the 1920s, Americans show a distinct presence in Paris from Jefferson to the Jazz Age and from the Jazz Age to the present. Lifting social repressions, liberating artistic expressions, alleviating psychological ailments, inspiring artistic creations, enriching personal experiences, or enhancing economic standards at different times of history, Paris has turned out to be an alternative abode to live and write for American writers.
Ruge el Bosque: Ecopoetry and Political Ecologies in the Southern Cone
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
25th Anniversary Conference
Saturday July 9 – Sunday July 10, 2022
- Virtual -
Proposals are invited for presentations at the 25th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 9 – Sunday July 10, 2022.
Great Writing 2022 will be virtual and presenters from around the world will be scheduled throughout both Saturday and Sunday – this format was used in 2021 and is being expanded for this wonderful 25th Anniversary Year.
The conference will be free and conducted on Zoom.
Extended Call for Papers: Crime Fiction Studies
Volume 3, Issue 1: ‘Making a Murderer: True Crime in Contemporary American Popular Culture’
Guest Editors: Victoria Madden and Harriet Stilley
Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments
La Mirada, CA
April 7–9, 2022
“All theology is rooted in geography.”
—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness
This panel seeks to create a panel in the CEA conference by bringing instructors together to examine interesting approaches that can be taken to teach the world literature survey for college students. Instructors may talk about their experiences of teaching the world lit survey: what approaches/topics did you choose to organize and structure the world lit survey syllabus? What were some of the texts that worked well with students? What were some of the interesting assignments you gave to your students? What class activities/projects did you assign?
Conference: College English Association (CEA) Annual Conference 2022
Dates: March 31 - April 2 2022
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
This panel focuses on uncovering ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We discuss their thoughts, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. 17th- and 18th-century authors can include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. Method of analysis is open.
Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2021, to Session ID # 19144
Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19144
LINGUACULTURE, a peer-reviewed academic journal of the Centre for (Inter)cultural and (Inter)lingual Research of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania, welcomes contributions in literary studies, literary and critical theory, theatre and film studies, linguistics, translation studies, cultural studies, and TEFL, as well as book reviews for its next issue to be published in December 2021.
When we talk about the eighteenth-century and adaptation, we frequently talk about adaptations of eighteenth-century literature and art, often into film. Yet adaptation was a common practice during the eighteenth century as well.
Objectives of the conference: Through the various oral papers that will be presented around
the autobiographical writings by African women, the following objectives are targeted:
- Understand the complexity of the autobiographical genre and women's paths in Africa;
- Understand women’s reality in Africa;
- Analyze the dynamics of gender relations in Africa;
- Understand patriarchal societies in Africa and particularly how women negotiate their
identity/ integration/ emancipation;
- Learn and inform about the living conditions and the emancipation of African women;
- Appreciate the weight of ancestral and patriarchal laws in the moral and intellectual
development of women in Africa;
I have 12 great essays for a volume called Mythological Equines in Film (Series: Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film), which is meant to be paired with Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature (Series: Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film), which is full with 21 essays.
In order to keep them approximately the same size, I am looking for 2-3 more essays to round out the film collection. Harry Potter and Narnia are well covered, but other topics are open.
The abstract deadline is Sept. 30, 2021. The deadline for essays will be February 1, 2022.
How to submit your proposal
CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts
Sponsored by the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022
Proposals due by 30 September 2021
Theatrical Reconstructions (Proposed Panel)
March 31-April 2
Michael D’Alessandro, Duke University
Brian D. Valencia, Florida International University
Ever since the publication of Foucault’s multi-volume work The History of Sexuality, scholarship, whether theoretically, historically, or literarily minded, has reckoned with the call to develop less anachronistic methodologies to analyze premodern expressions of desire. While scholars such as David Halperin and Susan Lanser have risen to the challenge of Foucault’s text and expanded his analysis to address feminine and queer desires, both generally and within their specific periods of study, these theoretical and methodological strides in the history of sexuality have penetrated fields at various rates. This seminar seeks to help remedy this disciplinary issue, particularly within the literature of medieval studies and classics.
A Haunted Structure: Contemporary Horror Film and Class Analysis
53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)