This collection seeks essays willing to explore what it means to flounder and flop--to be afraid and uncomfortable--and to get back up to teach (one hopes) another day. For this is the precarious new normal of teaching and learning in post-pandemic America, where primary and secondary educators are fleeing the profession in droves--citing too much pressure, too little pleasure--and murmurs of “quiet quitting” across college campuses suggest that higher ed might not be far behind.
The University of Idaho English Graduate Association is seeking submissions for our multidisciplinary conference, Storytelling: Narrating Agency. Historically, humans have attributed agency to human consciousness and intentionality, often to exert control over other entities. Narrating Agency is an exploration of the meaning of agency, and what/who can have it. Within and beyond humans, we wonder what has the capacity and drive to enact change? In the stories we read, tell, and see, who has the ability to take action and why? Who are the characters, elements, landscapes, and settings that drive change in our stories of the world around us?
People respond in accordance to how you relate to them. If you approach them on the basis of violence, that's how they'll react. But if you say, 'We want peace, we want stability,' we can then do a lot of things that will contribute to the progress of our society.
Organization: Benedictine University Mesa
Event: International Interdisciplinary Conference “Achieving Stability during Unstable Times”
Keynote Speaker: Professor Fernando Romero
Continuous human presence in Low Earth Orbit, increasing expansion of techno-scientific infrastructures beyond Earth, and the extractivist ambitions of the commercial 'New Space' sector call for a reconsideration of the conventional analytical frameworks used to describe emergent (extra)terrestrial political, ecological, and social processes. On these accelerating investments, Vidmar has stated “the interplay between natural and social phenomena in the highly contested yet vastly open-ended Universe gave rise to an ecology of (trans)planetary systems – biological, technological and intellectual” (Vidmar, 2020, EASST.net).
American author Mark twain said it best when he wrote, “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” With the world ever balancing so much to cry about with so much to laugh about, The AutoEthnographer Literary and Arts Magazine is excited to announce its call for submissions for the 2023 special issue, “Laughter.” Submissions will be accepted in any of our main categories (writing, poetry, multimedia, video, performance, etc.) between June 1, 2022 and June 1, 2023 and may respond to the following prompts:
Guest-edited Issue of ASIATIC: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature (Scopus indexed; Q3)
This panel investigates Italian American transnational and transgenerational depictions of memory and ethnic identity through visual culture. Our goal is to invite scholars to reflect on diverse media and forms of representation, drawing attention to artists, authors, and performers who used visual components to narrate their hybrid identities and relationships to trauma, diaspora, and postmemory. Names like Fasanella, B. Amore, DiSalvo, Stella, and Scanga, come to mind, as artists who gave form to visual tropes of memory narrating their experience as first and second generation Italian Americans.
Coast to Coast Connections 2023
A hybrid/virtual student conference hosted by the University at Albany and the University of California, Davis
Saturday, April 22, 2023
12 PM - 7:00 PM EST | 9 AM - 4:00 PM PT
PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 24, 2023
Craft Critique Culture Conference: Emerald-Colored Glasses: An Environmental Vision
Call for Papers
The University of Iowa English Department invites proposals for its 2023 Annual Conference, Craft Critique Culture, to be held in person in Iowa City, IA.
Event Dates: April 20-22, 2023
CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections of critical and creative approaches to writing both within and beyond the academy.
Call for Papers:
“Disembodied Communications: Vulnerable Identities and Caring Connections in Literary Texts”
York EGSA Conference 2023 - May 12th, 2023
Deadline: EXTENDED -- February 28th, 2023, 11:59 pm EST
Call for Papers and Applications
International Conference at The Shirley and Leslie Porter School of Cultural Studies,
Tel Aviv University, June 18-19, 2023
Call for Abstracts and Proposals
Abstracts and proposals are called for research presentations, paper presentations, panels and position paper proposals. All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically though the chair persons listed. Only a complete submission is eligible for review. A confirmation email will be sent once the abstract or proposal has been received.
This special session panel, for the 2024 MLA in Philadelphia, PA, will reflect on how performativity, acting, and theatre appear in writing. When we consider the novel, especially, how does theatre show its impact on authors and how do authors invoke theatrical performance or acting in a non-visual form? For texts with visual components, such as manga or illustrated stories, how do the images interface with the text to create an experience of performance for readers? When we see the theatre itself appear in literature, what is its role? When we see an amateur performance, such as Lovers' Vows in Austen's Mansfield Park, what does that say about how theatre is constructed in Austen's understanding of society?
CFP Deadline has been extended to February 28, 2023!
VLT #93: Reconsidering Mass Media
The last few years have seen a resurgence in conservative political activism concerned with protecting children from queer adults. Parents and politicians around the country are pushing to pass homophobic and transphobic legislation. These include, to name a few examples, laws being proposed to prohibit children from attending Drag shows, the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” in Florida, and most recently, DeSantis blaming queer theory for the rejection of a high school AP African American Studies course. These contemporary iterations, of course, have historical precedents: such as Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” or The Briggs Initiative to fire gay teachers.
Samuel R. Delany and the City Samuel Delany has strong ties to New York City and Philadelphia. Not surprisingly, many of his major works investigate cities. We seek papers on the city throughout Delany's work. 200 word abstracts; brief bio
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 10 March 2023
Daniel Shank Cruz, Hunter College, CUNY (firstname.lastname@example.org) https://mla.confex.com/mla/2024/webprogrampreliminary/Paper22607.html
The Board of Board Game Academics (BGA) is pleased to announce that we will hold our first annual academic conference. BGA is a new journal and conference dedicated to the exploration of critical issues within the distinct yet overlapping communities of tabletop board and role-playing games.
While these communities are expanding, players, creators, and scholars of tabletop board and role-playing games have traditionally been late to addressing and including diverse representations and perspectives.
For instance, production companies such as Wizards of the Coast (best known for Dungeons & Dragons) have been criticized for their continued celebration of oppressive ideological perspectives, systems, and governments.
Transgender Embodiment: 1400-1700
June 2nd 2023
University of York, UK (Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies)
Keynote: Prof Melissa Sanchez (University of Pennsylvania)
Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces
Workshop #4: In search of accountability
A partnership between International Research Centre for Cultural Studies (The Education University of Hong Kong), EMMA (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)
and The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM, Aix-en-Provence)
Venue: University Paul Valery Montpellier 3, France
Dates: October 5-6, 2023
The language of crisis suffuses current imaginings of past, present, and future. This symposium invites ambitious and expansive critical reflections on the concept of crisis and the postcolony across time and space. We welcome interdisciplinary provocations in the humanities, arts, and social sciences that offer the potential for thinking about crisis alongside forms of resilience, resistance, and collaboration.
The CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic Forum invites submissions for a panel at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention on January 4–7, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Postcolonial Southeast Asia?: Limits and Possibilities
Papers on any aspect of Thomas Hardy, poetry or prose, 19th or 20th century. Conference Dates: October 11-14, 2023. Conference Location: Denver, Colorado. Email abstracts or papers by April 1 to email@example.com
Our conference aims to encourage studies that explore an emerging paradigm in intermediality studies centred on "affective intermediality", and we hope to initiate a friendly, scholarly debate regarding the relevance and productivity of this approach. The necessity of such an “affective turn” of intermediality studies arises from viewing intermediality as an intricate and highly performative process of communication between humans within a particular context of material reality and historical time, not just as a “transfer”, a “combination” or “reference” of media characteristics or representations, i.e.
Guaranteed Session at MLA 2024: 4–7 January, Philadelphia, PA
Papers of about 10 minutes sought for a roundtable on new insights into the cultures of early modern eating and food. How did the circulation of food carry with it encounters with new ideas and new people? How did changing culinary practices and tastes both reflect and influence cultural changes? What symbolic power did food have on the page and on the stage? How are early modern cooking and eating practices revivified today and to what end? 200-word abstracts and short CVs to John Garrison (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 1, 2023.
MLA LLC (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) 16th-Century English (D024)
The MLA LLC Forum for Sixteenth-Century English Literature is sponsoring a guaranteed panel on “Disability Aesthetics in a Premodern Global Context” at the MLA 2024 conference in Philadelphia (4-7 Jan. 2024). We welcome submissions and inquiries from scholars at all career stages.
Call for Papers: How might we study disability aesthetics alongside histories of empire, settler colonialism, racial capitalism, etc.? How did global encounters shape depictions of dis/ability?
Send queries to Penelope Geng (email@example.com). 250-word abstracts due 28 Feb. 2023.