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CFP: Precarity in Performance in the Early Global South

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:01pm
Peter Reed / University of Mississippi, ASA Early Americas Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

CFP:  Precarity in Performance in the Early Global South

If New Orleans and the greater Atlantic world have been characterized by recurrent states of emergency and endemic oppression and hardship, it has also produced profound cultural invention and innovation, particularly in its wide array of performance cultures.  “Precarity,” as this panel imagines it, invokes the vulnerability of living at sea level in an age of rising sea levels, but we also use the term to invoke the resourceful responses that shore up the region’s carefully constructed and balanced lives.

Unfeeling: Call for Academic Papers

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:00pm
Moveable Type, UCL Postgraduate Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

‘Unfeeling’ in relation to literature may evoke thoughts about depictions of cold-hearted characters, or repressive worlds in dystopian literature. It may also evoke the supposedly “emotionless” character of disinterested responses to art and literature, and of data-driven distant reading techniques. Affect and reader-response theories tell us that our feelings matter when we read, but which feelings have historically been prioritised and at whose expense?

 

William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archives, and Futures [Oct 20-22, 2022]

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 2:59pm
Washington University in St Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

December 29th 2022 will be the 100th anniversary of William Gaddis’ birth. Washington University in St Louis, whose library holds Gaddis’ comprehensive archive, will commemorate this centenary two months earlier with exhibitions, art events, and performances, as well as an academic conference on the prospects for the next 100 years of studying Gaddis’s life and work. The celebration will be organized by Joel Minor (curator of the Modern Literature Collection, including Gaddis’ archive, at the university’s Olin Library), and Ali Chetwynd (author of multiple articles on Gaddis’ archive).

 

Gender & Sexuality on the High Seas | 2022 ASA

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 2:59pm
American Studies Association (ASA) 2022 meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

The theme of the 2022 meeting poses that “the roof is on fire” and the water is rising, but perhaps this very water provides respite from the confines of our social roles. This panel explores open water as liminal space with its loosely defined—or absent—borders facilitating broader self-expression for the people working, serving, and living upon it. We call for scholarship examining ways in which contemporaneous boundaries of gender and sexuality have been expanded, rejected, and/or pantomimed on the high seas, ranging from the expression of 18th century pirates to 19th century whalers to 20th century naval officers.

Emotion: A Response To Our Environment - Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 2:59pm
University of St. Thomas English and Art History Departments
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The University of St. Thomas Art History, English, Museum Studies, and Creative Writing & Publishing graduate programs will host an in-person and virtual interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 29, 2022. While papers addressing any aspect of literature, film, art history, architecture, museum studies, new media, and cultural studies will be considered, the graduate programs particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the conference theme across all time periods, media, and geographical regions. We are also seeking creative writers to read original work related to the conference theme during a lunchtime reading performance. This conference will have both in-person and virtual presentation options.

GENIUS, TALENT, CREATIVITY - a psycho-pedagogical and socio-cultural approach

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 2:51pm
Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch - Institute of Economic and Social Research, "Gh. Zane", Department of Psychology and Sciences of Education
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 22, 2022

 

The conference will take place on Friday,20may, 9 a.m., 2022, online.

The event, at the XIII-th edition, addresses the current and complex problem of the creativity process, analyzed from interdisciplinary perspectives.

          

OBJECTIVES

Disaster Discourse: Representations of Catastrophe (2–4 June 2022)

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 2:51pm
The English Department of the University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 17, 2022

THE 23rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,

UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 23rd Annual International Conference:

 

Disaster Discourse: Representations of Catastrophe

 

Deadline Extended to January 24th--The Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium Third Annual Conference--Digital Pandemic Studies: Public Health and Structural Oppressions

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 2:51pm
The Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 24, 2022

The Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium (CDHC) invites submissions for its third annual conference: Digital Pandemic Studies: Public Health and Structural Oppressions. In the early 2020s we as citizens of the world find ourselves grappling with two pandemics - COVID-19 and its long tail, race and structural oppressions in public life, and all the places where these two intersect. With this in mind, the Chesapeake Digital Humanities Conference invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2022 CDHC on any topic related to the COVID-19 pandemic and/or structural oppressions in public life, and in particular where the two intersect.

Mysticism, Magic, and the Occult in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 2:50pm
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Mysticism, Magic, and the Occult in American Literature

American Literature Association
33rd Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2022
Chicago 

Steinbeck Review Call for Submissions

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:58pm
Steinbeck Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The Steinbeck Review is actively seeking submissions of scholarly and reflective essays on the life, work, and impact of writing by John Steinbeck

To submit a manuscript to the editorial office, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/steinbeck/ and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article for submission to the editorial office.

Reimagining Rebecca: a symposium on du Maurier’s novel & its legacy

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:57pm
Amelia Crowther & Katharina Hendrickx; University of Sussex
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 7, 2022

Call for Papers: Reimagining Rebecca: a symposium on du Maurier’s novel & its legacy

A symposium at the University of Sussex on 27th May 2022

Deadline for abstract submissions: 7th March 2022

 

 

Unfeeling: Call for Creative Writing Submissions

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:57pm
Moveable Type, UCL Postgraduate Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

UCL's Moveable Type invites submissions of your creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction and drama relating to the theme of unfeeling for its Autumn 2022 issue. 

 

We welcome submissions about: 

  • Climate change narratives 

  • The ruse of universal feelings

  • Shame

  • Sympathy, or a lack thereof

  • The medicalization of feeling 

  • Biopower 

  • Apathy and/or despair 

  • Unfeeling characters 

Unfeeling: Call for Book and Film Reviews

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:57pm
Moveable Type, UCL Postgraduate Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

UCL's English Journal is seeking reviews of poetry, novels, plays, film adaptations, and critical monographs relating to the theme of unfeeling. Ideally, texts for review should have been published in the last two-three years.

Suggestions for review: 

Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings (2020)

Patricia Lockwood’s Nobody is Talking About This (2021)

Xine Yao’s Disaffected (2021)

Tomáš Jirsa’s Disformations: Affects, Media, Literature (2021)

Peter Gizzi, Now It’s Dark (2021)

CfP: Film Education Journal (10th edition - November 2022)

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:57pm
Film Education Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

The Film Education Journal (FEJ) is the world’s only publication committed to exploring how teachers and other educators work with film, and to involving other participants – policymakers, academics, researchers, cultural agencies and film-makers themselves – in that conversation. The journal publishes a range of article types, aimed at reaching our diverse academic and practitioner audience. 

International Conference on Postcolonial Studies: “Trajectories and Transitions of (Post)colonialism”

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with ISBN.

The conference will explore the historical and theoretical dimensions of colonial and postcolonial studies and it will focus on the impact colonialism had on political, social, economic and cultural domains. It will examine various forms of colonial domination and control as well as theories and practices of resistance.

“Narrating Lives”: International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with ISBN.

Life-history approach occupies the central place in conducting and producing  (auto)biographical and (auto)ethnographic studies through the understanding of self, other, and culture. We construct and develop conceptions and practices by engaging with memory through narrative, in order to negotiate ambivalences and uncertainties of the world and to represent (often traumatic) experiences.

International Conference on Food Studies: "Culinary Evolutions"

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Food is a basic foundation of culture and society, it is vital to our health and well-being and it plays a significant role in our everyday creative engagement with nature. The shifts in activities surrounding food acquisition, preparation and consumption are not only essential for learning a culinary tradition but for examining a broader societal change.

This conference will explore food as a complex cultural product, an indicator of social, religious and political identity. It will focus on people's relationship with food and discuss how food choices are determined by historical period, region, class, gender, kinship and/or ethnicity.

Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:56pm
Dr Rakhi Vyas, Department of English, Jai Narain Vyas University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Call for Papers
Abstracts: 14th February 2022

Diasporic Solidarities: Islands, Intimacies, and Imagining Otherwise

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 11:33am
2022 John Douglas Taylor Conference, McMaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Diasporic Solidarities: Islands, Intimacies, and Imagining Otherwise

2022 John Douglas Taylor Conference


Conference Dates: June 9-10, 2022

Conference Website: diasporicsolidarities.ca

Submission Deadline: January 20, 2022

Please submit a 150-word proposal and 75-word bio to jdtcon@mcmaster.ca 

 

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) Harlem Renaissance: A Century of Black Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 11:06am
The Gregory J. Hampton Graduate English Student Association at Howard University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

The Howard University Gregory J. Hampton Graduate English Students Association’s 6th Annual Graduate Conference

Harlem Renaissance: A Century of Black Aesthetics


 

Submission Deadline: January 14th, 2022 

Decisions sent: January 17th, 2022

Conference Date: March 18th

Conference Location: Zoom

Keynote Speaker: [TBA]

Send Abstracts to Gesasecretary@gmail.com


 

Edited Collection: Rewriting the Abortion Narrative

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 9:02am
Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

 

Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture

With the Supreme Court poised to radically change or even overturn Roe v. Wade after hearing the Mississippi Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, critical attention is being turned toward the changing ways popular culture depicts abortion. Popular culture is uniquely positioned to offer these narratives, particularly given the research that suggests that the way abortion is depicted in popular culture impacts cultural perceptions of abortion and may even, as Steph Herold has noted, “have very real ‘policy implications,’ particularly in such a politically charged climate.”   

'Women's Genre Writing: From Turkey to the Rest of the World'

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:46am
Ozyegin University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

'Women's Genre Writing: From Turkey to the Rest of the World'
A one-day, online symposium, 29 April 2022
Organized as part of the Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction Network
Özyeğin University
With support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK

 

 Keynote Speakers:

 Maureen Freely (The University of Warwick)
 Aron Aji (The University of Iowa)

Deadline Approaching: Adolescence in Film and Television (April 13-16, 2022); Proposals due January 21, 2022

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 12:11am
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart / Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture Association Conference, to be held virtually April 13-16, 2022. The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is January 21, 2022.

Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and graduate students.

How Things Will Go: Genre and Infrastructure in the Environmental Humanities (ASAP/13)

updated: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 5:48pm
Rebecca Oh, ASAP/13 (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022

Genre and infrastructure are both structuring forms that shape how things will go. Generic narrative worlds shape emplotment, likely or unlikely events, types of characters, in/appropriate actions, and readerly expectations; genre organizes both narrative elements and the relations between them by creating frames and edges through which to interpret the world. Likewise, infrastructures organize things and the relations between them, whether by enabling or blocking the movement of people and objects. They constrain or facilitate uses and perceptions. This seminar will consider the affordances of genre for infrastructure and of infrastructure for genre, asking how these structuring forms are being taken up in the environmental humanities.

Re: Telling and Re: Form

updated: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 9:55am
Indiana University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Call for Papers

“Re: Telling and Re: Form”

19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington

Dates: Friday May 13th – Saturday May 14th, 2022

 

Call for Participants- Association for the Study of Marginalised Literatures of the World

updated: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 5:11am
Dr. Shubhanku Kochar, University School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022

This goes out in the public domain with the desire to establish an academic association titled
tentatively as “Association for the Study of Marginalised Literatures of the World”.
There are multiple academic associations which are focusing on mainstream and
dominant cultures and literature. We know that there are also associations which are focusing
on one or the other marginalised community and their literature. Our aim is to provide a
single and unique platform to all the possible marginalised literatures which are either
neglected or not taken seriously.
We are planning to bring the scholars and academicians on a single stage that will

Cleopatra and the Celebrity of Infinite Vareity (edited collection)

updated: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 1:53pm
Dr. Courtney A. Druzak (DigiPen Institute of Technology) and Margaret J. Yankovich, M.I. (Independent Scholar), editors
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

 

UPDATED WITH NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE OF FEBRUARY 15, 2022

Deadline Extension: The Limen in Upheaval (Madrid, Spain)

updated: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 7:09am
The Fourth Postgraduate Seminar in Liminality Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

PS[L]S 4: The Limen in Upheaval

April 28th-29th, 2022, Madrid, Spain

The Postgraduate Seminar in Liminality Studies:

Hotels & Crisis: Historical and Cultural Perspectives

updated: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 5:36am
Kevin James
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Hotels & Crisis: Historical and Cultural Perspectives (Deadline extended)

25-26 June 2022

London, UK

Scholars exploring histories and stories of hotels have identified many ways in which they have been actively embroiled within civil conflicts. They are sites of violence and of refuge. They are communication and command centres. They are also sites for diplomacy which aims to bring conflict to an end. Hotels have often been ‘soft’ targets in conflicts, because of their high level of openness compared to other institutions. Potent symbolisms and distinctive affordances have made hotels significant shapers of conflict.

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