The UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization is happy to present their 2022 conference, titled Inter/Dis-connections with Keynote Speaker Professor Wai Chee Dimock (English Department, Yale University, and Center for the Environment, Harvard University). The conference will take place on April 30th, 2022.
Call for Papers by 28 February, 2022 and 30 September 2022
A Bi-Annual International Refereed e-Journal of English Studies
Research Papers on World Literatures
In humanities and social sciences, engagements with memory cut across disparate fields from the cognitive, and affective processes of recollection to the narrative and aesthetic acts of simulation and reinterpretation in both private and public spheres. In recent times embodied and somatic histories are widely discussed while documenting the past through registers such as trauma or nostalgia, where memory once again comes to the forefront. Memory and its fraught negotiations between past, present and future, between remembering and forgetting, become a crucial site of contestations and reimaginings of personal and collective subjectivities.
Call for Papers
Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Bernardine Evaristo
Venue: University of Brighton, UK
Dates: 21st-23rd July 2022
Deadline for Submission: 28th February 2022
Research on the premodern intersection of race, gender, and sexuality has steadily increased as a result of the efforts of a diverse group of scholars working across traditional periodization and geographic limits. Nevertheless, a great deal of work remains to be done to understand the many varieties of ways such aspects of identities intersected and were mobilized or challenged in the marking of difference.
GRADUATE COMICS ORGANIZATION COMICS’ CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS 2022 Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in FluxUniversity of FloridaMay 20th-22nd, 2022 (Gainesville, FL) Deadline for Submissions: February 18th, 2022 The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida, Gainesville now invites proposals to our 18th annual conference: “Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in Flux.” Our hybrid conference will be held virtually over Zoom and in-person from May 20th-22nd, 2022. We welcome applicants from all stages of their careers to submit papers addressing any aspect of the conference topic.
Deadline for proposal submissions: May 1, 2022
Deadline for completed essays: November 1, 2022
The Sixth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium
Faulkner, Love, and Sex
May 28th and 29th, 2022, online via Zoom
With keynote addresses by:
Professor Jaime Harker (author of The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon [University of North Carolina Press, 2018] and co-editor of Faulkner and Print Culture [University Press of Mississippi, 2019]) and
Conference Date: May 6, 2022
Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2022
The theme of environmental crisis has been present in the public debate for several decades, and forcefully resurfaced in 2015 when the 2030 Agenda containing the goals of sustainable development was launched, including the preservation of all forms of life, the struggle against global warming and the production of clean and renewable energy. In the same year, the publication of the papal encyclical Laudato si’ on “integral ecology” and the conclusion of the Paris agreements on climate change also prompted debate on this theme. Throughout the years, environmental issues have progressively permeated the realm of scientific research as well.
Algorithmic technologies are nowadays proliferating in various sectors of the economy and, more generally, in society. Yet, while their widespread development already occupies several areas of contemporary life, their material configuration often remains opaque and difficult to comprehend, especially when it comes to how algorithms shape the futures of people and societies at large. Often, algorithms and AI technologies are conceived by their users and creators as “magic” that is beyond comprehension — an understanding that has a range of political and cultural implications for society (Campolo & Crawford, 2020) and has been consequently recognized in the theorizations of economy and politics (Pignarre & Stengers, 2012).
As various formats of lockdown to contain the Covid-19 virus in many nations across the world continue into their second year, there is an urgent need to critically analyze this situation and its historical backdrop from more traditionally left-oriented perspectives. This urgent need is likewise required in light of the more recent global vaccine rollouts and various digital health pass mandates that have followed as a supposed ‘way out’ of the lockdown logic. Such lockdowns, health pass mandates, and blanket vaccine rollouts clearly attempt to posit some kind of ‘public good’ or ‘solidarity’ over more individualist considerations; sentiments which on the surface appear to be benevolent and even left-oriented.
The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking concise essays of approximately 5,000 words about any aspect of Star Wars storytelling that has emerged since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012. We are seeking pieces that are academically rigorous, but accessible to the general reader.
POWERS OF POP: Cross-Cultural Influences Between Japanese and American Pop Cultures
To be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Edited by Dr. Kendra Sheehan and Matthew Hodge
The organizing committee of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference recognizes that recent Omicron surge has made the start of many people’s semesters challenging. For that reason, we are extending the abstract deadline to January 31st. Thank you to all who have already submitted their abstracts. We are looking forward to an exciting and energizing event May 19–21!
See https://www.iscap.pt/cei/VS/VScfp.html for the Conference website, the Conference rationale, and more information in general.
Papers are invited on specific aspects of the following topics, in rough chronological order:
The Women in Supernatural: Critical Essays
Under consideration with McFarland & Company
Susan Nylander, Barstow College
Mandy Taylor, California State University, San Bernardino
Papers are sought for a panel on the cross-influence of Morris and his associates on North American literature and culture and the reverse. What did the Morris circle find congenial in American/Canadian/South American/indigenous literature and culture, and in turn, in what ways were Morris and his circle influential in the literary, artistic, business, and political circles of the Americas? What were some instances of transatlantic collaboration? Please send an abstract and short bio or 1 page c. v. to Jude Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org and Florenceemail@example.com by 15 March 2022.
MLA 2023, San Francisco
Examining poetry, art, or other media, Queering the Pre-Raphaelites invites proposals exploring the diverse ways same-sex, trans-, and nonbinary desires inform or shape the circulation of figures central to or on the periphery of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood/Sisterhood. Please include a 250-word abstract and short bio no later than Monday, 28 February 2022, to firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com.
CFP: Narrating Dreams: Solution and Dissolution (Due 31 December 2022)
Juliet Flower MacCannell (University of California-Irvine, USA)
Claude Fretz (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
Rose Hsiu-li Juan (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
Configurations of Friday’s Body
A Special Issue of the Nordic Journal of English Studies
Ed. by Patrick Gill and Jakub Lipski
When Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was published in 1719, it confronted readers with a newly developed realism expressed, among other things, through the detailed description of its characters’ worlds and bodies. The connection between mind and body or physical and spiritual world was more than allegorical to eighteenth-century readers: it represented a literal and immediate correspondence, so that discourses of the body in much eighteenth-century fiction can be read as material figurations of character.
Verge: Studies in Global Asias Issue 10.1
Special Issue: brown/ness(es)
Edited by Neelofer Qadir (University of North Carolina Greensboro), Naveen Minai (University of Toronto), and Tina Chen (Penn State)
Deadline: August 15, 2022
Feeling brown, feeling down. Feeling down, being brown. A name for law, a name for affect, a name for ontology, a name for relation, a name for not relation, a name for antagonism, a name for empire(s), a name for capital, a name for an accusation, a name that can be convenient, a name that does not work, a name that can stop working, a name for shades, a name for fantasy.
We are seeking essays and papers for an edited collection which engages the concept of ‘dark academia.’
At the center of the dark academic sensibility lies a paradox: though dark academia enjoys the cosmetic trappings of the pursuit of higher knowledge, it is at its core a celebration of the university as a place of occultation and performativity. The dark academic’s taste for mystery, history, and a distinctly Anglophone, Romantico-Modernist canon – coupled with an equally distinct early 20th century sartorial and lifestyle model – runs inevitably into exclusivity, elitism, and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, the case can be made that these very elements are in fact constitutive of dark academia, as such.
Counter-Image International Conference 2022 and Photo Impulse Final Conference - Decolonizing visuality: working towards sustainable sociocultural practices
Lisbon, 13th to 15th July 2022