Sitting with Discomfort and Bending Decolonial Mastery: The Affective and Transformative Possibilities of The LiteraryOrganized by Miriam Sbih and Flora Roussel Recent studies and pedagogical practices concerning the teaching of socially, politically, and emotionally difficult concepts (racism, colonialism, and sexism to name but a few) increasingly foster and deeply reflect on the implications of a vulnerable posture within the learners (Brantmeier; 2013). While these educational experiences can lead to emotional and physical discomfort for the person who confronts them, a vulnerable perspective allows us to overcome this initial discomfort and take advantage of it.
We are excited to share that Applause, the national literary arts and culture magazine housed at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Est. 1980), is currently accepting submissions from undergraduate students around the country for our 33rd issue. We would be honored if you would share this information with your students. We are accepting submissions until 2/14/2023, but the earlier the better for submissions!
Call for papers
Wanderings of the Subject, Wanderings of the Novel
For a Comparative Approach of Novelistic Innovations Between 1890 and 1939
Conference organized in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), on April 20-21, 2023
Grace for Each Day: CDOs Speak Their Truths about their Journeys for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Higher Education
Editor: Dr. Carol E. Henderson
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion|Chief Diversity Officer|Adviser to the President
Atlanta, GA 30322
This thematic issue of LINGUACULTURE deals with mobility and cultural exchanges between Europe and Asia from a humanities perspective, with a focus on the English speaking world. We invite contributions in the fields of literature, language, cultural and translation studies, as well as interdisciplinary approaches dealing with the past or present movement of people and ideas between the two continents, especially in relation to the Anglophone world, highlighting from individual experiences to larger societal phenomena. Papers that focus on representations of intercultural encounters (e.g.
Conference Date/Location: March 25 - 26, 2023; DeKalb, IL
Deadline for Proposals: December 16, 2022
Theme: Ethnic Images: Between Art and Reality in the United States
The 31st annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations from individuals and panels.
Call for Papers: 4th Art Nouveau International Congress
Call for Papers deadline 16 May 2022
Congress will be held in Barcelona, 29 June to 2 July 2023
Theme strands of the Congress:
1) The Art Nouveau Movement and National Identities (Art, Society and Thought)
2) The Decorative Programmes of Buildings (Homes, Hospitals, Factories, Institutions, etc.)
3) Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Art Nouveau Worldwide
4) Research and Doctoral Theses in Progress
JALA Special Issue on Afro-Hispanism and the Arts in and beyond Africa
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 15, 2022
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022
Call for Proposals: 2023 American Literature Association Conference
Handbook on Gender and Digital MediaProposals for chapters (500 words) must be submitted by Jan.
Variants: NVSA Conference
The Northeast Victorian Studies Association
Barnard College, New York City, New York
Conference Dates: March 31 – April 2, 2023
New Abstract Submission Deadline: 22 October 2022
Papers reporting on original investigations and critical analysis of research and developments in the field of drama and theatre are invited for the 45th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Rollins College in Orlando, Florida, to be held March 30-April 1, 2023 .
Call for Associate Editors and Editorial Review Board Members
Essence &Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is seeking candidates for Associate Editors. The term of office is expected for a period of four years.
Journal page: https://www.journalofcritique.com/
Why do we do what we do in the field of literary studies? Why does it matter? To whom? What redemptive or transformative work does literature do? When? Where? How? We invite reflection and conversation about the different kinds of work literature does to and through writers, readers, teachers, thinkers, and scholars. Our topic is intentionally broad as we seek to inspire, encourage, and celebrate the creation, interpretation, and appreciation of literature from any historical period and any genre. Our format is inclusive with panels for professors, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as scholars from multiple disciplines including English, Modern Languages, Theology, Education, Psychology, Science, and Humanities.
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Dickens Quarterly
“Dickens and His Publics”
This Special Issue of Dickens Quarterly, projected for March 2024, opens the pages of the journal to all of Dickens’s publics—that is, to the many different kinds of readers and writers who engage meaningfully with Charles Dickens.
What do the words “Arab” and “Arabic” mean today? What have they meant historically? What continuities and ruptures do they signify in contemporary discourses of the Middle East? In a world in which conflict, migration, transnational movements, the blurring of borders, and (self-)translation have become everyday realities for millions of Arabs, these questions have attained new urgency. In this seminar, we explore the relationship between the Arabic language and Arab identity and community in the transnational contexts that have long defined both.
2023 ACLA CFP: Cybernetic Poetics and New Approaches to Understanding Literature
We are organizing a seminar called “Cybernetic Poetics and New Approaches to Understanding Literature” for the 2023 American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, which will take place in Chicago March 16-19, 2023. If you are interested in joining us, we will need an abstract (around 25o words) with title submitted to our seminar via the ACLA online portal by October 31, 2022. Please feel free to reach out to the organizers with questions!
Call for paper and panel proposals on all areas of Jewish Studies regardless of discipline, geographical focus, or time period. The WJSA usually includes panels about Jews in the American West, pedagogical aspects in Jewish Studies, and contemporary Jewish issues. It welcomes panels devoted to the major anniversaries of events in Jewish history or important Jewish individuals in 2023, for example:
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Travel and Wonder, 1450-1750
Conference 27-28 April 2023 to be held at the University of York
Call for Papers
Sheera Talpaz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mazalit Haim (email@example.com)
In conceptualizing nationalism and “nation-ness,” Benedict Anderson considered not only their emergence and historical transformations but also “why […] they command such profound emotional legitimacy” (Anderson 2006, 4). Intrinsic to the widely accepted understanding of the nation as a politically powerful construct is its affective depth, which shapes the atmospheres, spaces, bodies, and relations of national life.
The People, Planet and Prosperity for a Sustainable Future Conference will bring together international researchers and educators from multiple disciplines to examine and discuss methods, applications, theories, ideas and practices intended to insure the flourishing of all persons and communities with a focus on underserved, underprivileged and economically disadvantaged populations.
Social Sciences and Humanities: Track Chair – Contact Dr. Cheryl Edelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions from all fields of Humanities and Social Sciences are invited to submit.
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - CHAPTER SUBMISSION COMPLETED
Please find the call for chapters for our forthcoming book: Science Fantasy: Critical Explorations in literature, cinema and popular culture that is to be published by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2023.
Time of Monsters
Institute of Modern Languages, University of Bielsko-Biała
16-17 November 2022
It matters which stories tell stories, which concepts think concepts. Mathematically, visually, and narratively, it matters which figures figure figures, which systems systematize systems. 
We are seeking chapter submissions for an edited anthology on Anne Brontë and the question of female artistry. Though interest and scholarship in Anne has grown in recent years, the youngest Brontë sister is still the least known and researched. Her bicentennial in 2020 was interrupted by the pandemic, and so there was not the same celebration and promotion of her life and work as her sisters.
This anthology seeks chapters on the question of female artistry as it relates to Anne’s life and work. Topics may include (but are not limited to):
The art (paintings, sketches, etc.) of Anne Brontë
Anne Brontë’s artistry as an author
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies invites submissions for the fourth issue of the journal - a general issue on Literature and Drama Studies.
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal that serves as a forum for multi- and interdisciplinary discussions across Literature and Drama Studies, providing academicians, scholars, professionals and students with the opportunity to disseminate their research to a diverse audience of peers and professionals.
The second issue aims to cover literary and theatrical works in general.
Call for Papers
ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies
ETKI: Journal of Literature, Theatre and Culture Studies invites submissions for the second issue of the journal - a general issue on literature, theatre and culture studies.
International Conference 'Eco-anxiety and Spirituality in Literature'
February 23-24, 2023
Extended abstract deadline: October 29, 2022