Many of the finest poets in America and abroad have been exposing the destructive relationships between humans and nature and reimagining our place on the planet to help us avoid catastrophe. As environmental writer John Nichols once stated, "To save the world, first we must love it.” This virtual (online) session on ecopoetics aims to inspire and cultivate such a love. We particularly welcome scholars and poets who explore the natural world as a text and the literary achievement of great nature writers as exemplary readers. Works by Adrienne Rich, Gary Snyder, Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, W. S. Merwin, and Pablo Neruda, including original poems or translations, such as Merwin’s translations of Jean Follain, are encouraged.
D.H. Lawrence made many scattered remarks about psychology throughout his letters and critical works, and, indeed, he wrote two volumes directly addressing the topic, Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious and Fantasia of the Unconscious. His evolving conceptions the ego, particularly, were often made in relation to the construction of literary characters, whether his own or those of other authors. This panel seeks papers that use Lawrence’s psychological speculations to understand his own construction of literary character, or that, alternatively, trace his method of character construction in order to shed light on his psychology. This panel is for the Modernist Studies Association Conference in Chicago November 4-7, 2021.
Interdisciplinary Currents in the Environmental Humanities
June 21- July 2
(Remote for 2021)
Bucknell Humanities Center
Application Due: May 10, 2021
During the Jim Crow era, racial crossing in the United States was officially regulated through legal, economic, religious, and socio-cultural means. When African Americans and other people of color strategically chose to pass, they undermined, often at great risk to themselves, white hegemony and the fantasy of a definitively either-or color line. Following Brown vs. Board of Education and the Civil Rights accomplishments of the 1960s, racial crossing‚ including disguise and transformation, cross-racial interaction, relationships, and friendships‚ continued to be prevalent as it also manifested in new, productive, and sometimes strange forms. For example, Loving v.
Call for participations: “Queer Temporalities” in Literature, Cinema, and Video Games International Conference. 2-4 December 2021.
We are putting together an edited collection on cultural productions by children, theorizing children as creators and exploring children’s cultural production as a crucial, albeit often understudied, area of children’s literature, media, and cultural studies. We have most of the contributors in place, but we are seeking 2 to 3 additional chapters to round out the collection--specifically chapters on performance, music, visual art, digital media, film, television, and/or handicrafts from any time period, with special attention to BIPOC children. Please note that we are seeking work on children, not teenagers.
Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia,
National Library of Latvia
announces application for the international conference
Regīna Ezera and Eastern European Literature
National Library of Latvia
3–4 December 2021
Crisis of Truth? The Digital Era and the Future of Knowledge
A two-day symposium hosted by Academic Writing Lab (AWL) and Dept. Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), IIIT- Delhi
You can find the CFP here as well: https://iiitd.ac.in/crisisoftruth/
Theme of the symposium
Nature and the climate are one of the essential factors affecting the lives of societies, shaping their culture, economy and politics. Both today and in the ancient world, natural conditions have forced permanent changes to the social structure and the way in which reality is treated, shaping a specific relationship between people and their natural environment.
Is drag separable from gender? A preponderance of self-described "drag things" (versus drag kings and queens) specializing in performances of non-human entities and appearing everywhere from stages in local gay bars to digital platforms like Instagram and YouTube would suggest so; however, when we speak of drag in academic literature, we hew closely to notions of drag as demonstrating gender performativity above all else. This collection therefore seeks to theorize a previously underrepresented form of drag performance that does not necessarily play with gender so much as it plays with humanness:We call this "posthuman drag."
Call for papers:
Space in Holocaust Memory and Representation
Deadline 31 May 2021
Institute of Humanities, University of Northumbria, UK
19-21 November 2021
Professor Karen Frostig (Lesley University, USA)
Professor Roma Sendyka (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
CONTROLLING WOMEN: SOCIAL NETWORKS AND SELF-EXPRESSION (Panel at SAMLA conference, 2021)
NO WRITER IS AN ISLAND: BUILDING COMMUNITY IN THE WRITING CLASSROOM
SAMLA SPECIAL SESSION FOR SAMLA 93, taking place in Atlanta, GA., November 4-6, 2021
We invite proposals for this virtual (online) session exploring any aspect of Afro-Asian coalition-building projects in literary or cultural studies, with interest in engaging across cross-racial, interracial, or interminority studies bridging Black and Asian cultures and values. The tension and conflicts of interminority in the US, especially the Black-Asian conflicts, have been a big issue… but is it really the issue between the two communities only? Afro-Asian solidarity means a lot to both Black and Asian groups as their coalition, connection, allyship, and understanding have been undermined for decades, for many reasons, but here we gather to call out to say the Afro-Asian solidarity is revolutionary. Description After the Russo-Japanese War W. E.
World Class Day 2021
A platform to virtually facilitate research presentations by students in and around themes connected to Humanities and Social Sciences.
On 28-29 May 2021, World Class Day will celebrate students’ research internationally. By live video link, students will present snapshots of projects they have undertaken as part of their regular studies. Within five minutes, they will provide a focus and motivation for their research, identify a key finding, and anticipate next steps. World Class Day has been an experiment; its organizers are seeking to give international exposure to — and engagement with — an exciting diversity of perspectives, approaches, and discoveries.
#CFP (Extended Deadline): BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences
Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2021)
London Academic Publishing, UK
Ext. Submission Deadline: April 20, 2021
No publication fee will be charged.
Published in #OpenAccess
ISSN 2516-869X (Print)
ISSN 2516-8703 (Online)
Call for PapersLitinfinite Journal JULY, 2021(Volume-III, Issue-I)
Reading Shakespeare from a Multidisciplinary Approach
E-ISSN: 2582-0400 | CODEN: LITIBR
Last date of submission of manuscripts: 15thMay, 2021
City dwellers have a unique opportunity to see and engage in group political activities that those in more rural areas do not. Their everyday lives can be impacted by political demonstrations whether they are actively participating or not. The perspectives that we usually get are from the government, press, or political leaders. These accounts miss how people actually experience and understand the protests they see and/or participate in. As such, examining the life writing of those who participated or observed city protests can be intriguing and add a personal element to group politics. This panel will focus on the experiences of those who planned, participated, and/or observed protests in various cities. Ideas to be examined include personal vs.
CALL FOR PAPERS
A Special Issue of Studies in American Fiction
Output in the Interstice: Performance and Product in Times of Hiatus
A Virtual Symposium, May 22, 2021
The University at Buffalo Theatre and Dance Graduate Student Association welcomes proposals for papers and performances from scholars and artists from all disciplines and methodologies who engage with performance as a practice and/or as a means of knowing.
Experimental fiction owes an unacknowledged debt to David Markson. A pioneer in the modernist tradition of James Joyce, William Faulkner, and Malcolm Lowry, Markson is generally grouped with renowned postmodernists such as John Barth and William Gaddis. Credited with the creation of his own genre, Markson’s later novels employ a highly idiosyncratic method of combining biographical and historical material to accrete a narrative that is often devoid of traditional characters or plot. While the early novels (which he deemed “Entertainments”) demonstrate a mastery of conventional forms including the Western and pulp noir, the innovations of his later novels have attracted a small but devoted following who have proselytized for a wider readership.
Call for Abstracts: Modernist Studies Association (MSA) Annual Conference 2021, Chicago: Panel on “Transporting Modernism, Modernist bibliomigrancy,” Due April 5, 2021
Transporting Modernism, Modernist bibliomigrancy:
Prospero XXVI – 2021 Call for Papers
The past present of Bildung: new perspectives on and of the Bildungsroman
“Bildung always comes late. This might well be the motto for any fiction that narrates self-cultivation, whether it takes the form of a classical Bildungsroman or any number of variants that seek to avoid its dialectical closure”. (Gregory Castle)
CALL FOR PAPERS 5th International Conference ComSymbol
Mediatization, New Forms of Militancy and Digitalization
Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco
Brahim Akhiate Foundation for Cultural Diversity (FBADC), Morocco
The Department of English and Cultural Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bannerghatta Road Campus, Bangalore, India, invites papers for a conference on Queer Ecologies on April 26, 2021.
Remapping the Boundaries of Identity
An Interdisciplinary PGR & ECR Research Conference at the University of Plymouth
Saturday 10th July
ISEK – Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Department of Film Studies
#spoiltheconferenceAn Interdisciplinary Conference on SpoilersUniversity of Zurich18 & 19 March 2022Organising committee: Natalie Borsy, Christine Lötscher, Simon Spiegel
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS IN CLASS STUDIES
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference 2021
We are excited to announce the addition of a new panel on class studies for this year’s conference.
Vector and Focus invite proposals for articles that explore science fiction, fantasy, and justice in all its forms, be it social, legal, economic, political, environmental, procedural, distributive, restorative, and/or transformative. We’re especially interested in how SFF communities, including creative professionals, academics, and fans, can explore and promote justice. How should these many overlapping communities discuss, think about, evaluate, strategize, and enact our desires for a just world?
CALL for PRESENTERS!
DATES: May 29–30, 2021
About this Virtual Conference
The Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is hosting the 2021 International eConference on Religious Trauma, which will bring together specialists, psychiatrists, and researchers from all over the world to discuss the causes of religious trauma, as well as its manifestations and treatment options for those afflicted with the sometimes adverse effects associated with religion.