Dear Colleagues,I am writing to announce a Call for Papers in conjunction with this year’s PAMLA Conference. I am honored to serve as Presiding Officer and Chair of the Literature and Religion Panel for our Fall Conference which is set to take place in Las Vegas November 11-14, 2021, with remote presentation options available for attendees and presenters. PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is a unique community of scholars and it is always a pleasure to participate in a Conference that celebrates a diversity of ideas for the enrichment of interdisciplinary studies rooted in literature. This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to lit
As Anne Washburn will be in attendance at the 44th Comparative Drama Conference, there will be a panel dedicated to her plays.
The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:
Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and other post-apocalyptic plays/works
Washburn’s interest in popular culture in her plays (for example, The Simpsons in Mr. Burns, her adaption of The Twilight Zone)
Washburn’s contribution to the growing number of plays about Trump or inspired by Trump (Shipwreck)
Washburn in dialogue with other playwrights
44th Comparative Drama Conference Call for PapersOctober 14-16, 2021Orlando, Florida
2021 Keynote Event An Evening with Anne WashburnOctober 15, 2021 8 p.m. (followed by a reception) Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 April 2021
Workshop on Modelling Translation: Translatology in the Digital Age
Topic and Goals of the Workshop
The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
invites artists, graduate students, and community members to submit papers for the 28th annual St. Clair
Drake Research Symposium, to be held Saturday, May 1, 2021. T
The symposium will take place from 9AM to 5PM with breaks in between each session.
HEALTH, EQUITY, and PEACEBUILDING
Creating Healthy and Inclusive Communities
Annual conference of
at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
OCTOBER 7-10, 2021
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
This virtual (online) panel invites submissions which discuss intersectionality in literature, media, or culture pertaining to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer representations. You may, should you wish, engage in the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction,” but any topic on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer literature or culture is welcome.
This panel will meet entirely online, though other parts of the conference are scheudled to take place in person and or streamed in Las Vegas, NV, USA in October 2021. Please email the presding officer, Natalie Bartels (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any questions!
Submit your abstract here:
118th PAMLA Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada | November 11-14, 2021
Sahara Las Vegas Hotel and Online
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
James Baldwin in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and Beyond: Teaching Intersectionality through Literature
Mike Pak, UH West Oahu
The editors of a forthcoming collection on literature and television titled Broadcasting Beyond Adaptation: Revisiting the Television and Literature Debate invite abstract proposals for potential chapters on intersections of Māori/te reo television and literature. Aimed at Palgrave’s Adaptation Series, this essay collection argues for the re-examination of scholarly discourses surrounding televisual and literary histories of cultural legitimation.
CALL FOR PAPERS
NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION, Virtual, October 21 to October 23, 2021
AREA: ROMANCE/POPULAR ROMANCE FICTION
Deadline: August 1, 2021
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of Romance/Popular Romance Fiction for its annual conference.
We are working on an edited volume on the works of Zadie Smith. This is an international project that proposes to chart the complexities of Smith’s works to date. Papers have already been submitted on White Teeth, on the short stories, and on NW, by several colleagues from Turkey, the US, Germany, and Britain. Further papers are welcome on The Autograph Man, On Beauty and Swing Time, or any of Smith’s other works.
Updated Submission deadline!
The general conference theme “cultures of collectivity” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures. Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest.
First, the study of book culture and literacy has been a growing field in recent years both in terms of groups of readers and groups of texts. This approach might address ideas concerning reading communities, literacy and education, book sharing, book production and combining of texts as complete or excerpted works, and use and re-use of books or texts over time.
Alto Quayson argues that “in works where disability plays a dominant role, the reader’s perspective is [ . .
Reading into Murder: interpretative essays on select cult texts.
The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies of the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV, September 16-18, 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.
What forms does care take? What does taking care of oneself, another, or each other look and feel like? These are questions that have arisen and persisted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as everyday intimacies have given way to the need for social distancing, mutual aid groups have organised to try to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in their communities, and NHS hospitals and services have been overwhelmed and altered drastically. Yet these questions also have a rich and interdisciplinary history in the critical medical humanities, disability studies, the environmental humanities, literary studies, affect theory, moral philosophy, feminist theory, and beyond.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 1, 2021
Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 under contract with Salem/Grey House Publishers. Known as being a satirical, anti-war novel that initiated the eponymous phrase regarding paradoxical situations, Catch-22 was originally published in 1961. Catch-22 is appreciated for its dark humor, use of flashbacks, contorted chronology, countercultural sensibilities, and bizarre language. With current trends and political climate considered, it is time to revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.
Children’s literature in English has long been a tool for literacy instruction and acculturation to English language, used both as a tool for learning and as a force for homogenization within histories of Anglophone colonialism and imperialism. As scholars and professors dedicated to exploring the ways in which texts for young people make meaning, we know that language functions as both a tool of empowerment and one of imprisonment. Amiri Baraka writes that “users”—or dominant cultures—“have words. And it is the users that establish the world’s realities.” Language, then, inevitably divides as it shapes such realities by sorting people into groups of “users” and non-users.
Consider submitting a proposal to "The Big Hoax"
Abstract Submission: https://humber.ca/tifa/call-proposals
Conference Date: October 22 and 23, 2021
Location: Due to uncertainties around travel due to the pandemic, this year’s conference will be fully virtual.
Hosts: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning, Humber College, and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA)
Keynote Speaker: Pankaj Mishra (http://www.pankajmishra.com/about/)
'Passing from Winter into Winter Again': Ecocritical Approaches and Old English Poetry and Prose
CFP: PEDAGOGY: Literature, Linguistics, & Digital Tools
HJEAS Books, New Series
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) will launch a series of books to be published by Debrecen University Press beginning in 2022 that will reflect scholarship in the areas covered by the Journal, which include but are not limited to the literature, film, art, history, and religion of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. All books will be published as Open Access ebooks and as printed using Print on Demand. They will be kept in print.
PROPOSALS for either RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS are welcome.
Call for Reviewers:
Join us online for the University of Kent’s seventh annual MEMS Summer Festival.
This two-day event celebrates Medieval and Early Modern history, 400 – 1800, and encourages a wide range of interdisciplinary topics, including but not limited to, politics, religion, economics, art, drama, literature, and domestic culture. MEMS Fest aims to be an informal space in which postgraduate students, early career researchers, and academics can share ideas and foster conversations, whilst building a greater sense of community. Undergraduate students in their final year of study are also welcome at the conference.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS — “BIO AND PSYCHE: READING THE SYMPTOMATIC BODY”
A Virtual Symposium and Workshop Series
Humanities Research Center
Rice University, Houston TX
After a year on Zoom, our bodies have become clear indicators of the disjointed embodiment of the pandemic condition. The lingering effects of COVID-19 blur the boundaries between our biology and psyche. Beyond a philosophical analysis of the mind-body problem, embodied minds and mindful bodies challenge us to find new ways of reading symptoms. What are our bodies telling us?
We are excited to announce the launch of and call for papers for a new peer-reviewed, open-access online journal, Artifact & Apparatus: Journal of Media Archaeology. We invite scholars, curators, and practitioners from art history, film and media studies, library and information science, science and technology studies, and related fields to contribute articles on the history, theory, aesthetics, and practice of media objects, broadly conceived.