FORUM: Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty is a peer-reviewed publication concerning working conditions, professional life, activism, and perspectives of non-tenure-track faculty in college composition and communication. It is published twice annually (alternately in the September issue of CCC and the March issue of TETYC) and is sponsored by the Conference on College Composition and Communication.
“The ordinary is a shifting assemblage of practices and practical knowledges, a scene of both liveness and exhaustion, a dream of escape or of the simple life.” - Kathleen Stewart, Ordinary Affects
This MLA Special Session panel invites papers that interrogate the affordances and stakes of mobilizing marginalized affects, or elucidating affects that move between marginalized bodies in contemporary American literature and culture.
Lauren Berlant characterized affect as the “body’s response to the world, something you’re always catching up to.” And yet critics often overlook the role of material bodies and embodiment in the circulation and impact of affect. How can we put the questions of embodiment and materiality back into the study of affect theory? What can be gained from studying bodily affectations in marginalized lives?
Other questions/topics to consider:
"Athena: Philosophical Studies" No. 17, 2022 (editors: Audronė Žukauskaitė, Denis Petrina)
Thematic issue "Transformations of Biopolitics in the Time of Crisis"
Now accepting proposals for a SAMLA Special Topics Panel for this year's session, Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2022, in Jacksonville Florida (with the possibility of our session being virtual).
SPECIAL SESSION: Write the Change You Want to Be in the World
The seismic changes brought about by movements such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter have impacted all parts of society. Writing plays a pivotal role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. This traditional session welcomes submissions on any aspect of teaching, exploring, and leveraging inclusive writing as an instrument of change.
Call for Papers
Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines
University of Mauritius, 2 – 4 August 2022
Confirmed keynote speakers
Ananya Jahanara Kabir, King’s College London | Stef Craps, Ghent University | Anwar Janoo, University of Mauritius
George Abungu, Archaeologist and International Heritage Consultant | Ari Gautier, Novelist
Edited Collection: Cancer in Young Adult Literature
Deadline for Submission:
June 1, 2022
Full Name/Name of Organization:
Stephen M. Zimmerly, University of Indianapolis
CALL FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF REVISTA CANARIA DE ESTUDIOS INGLESES (spring 2023)
The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks submissions for a special issue entitled “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” to be published in spring 2023. The monograph is guest-edited by Begoña Simal-González (Universidade da Coruña), Sara Villamarín-Freire (Universidade da Coruña), and Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Universidad Nebrija), members of the research project “Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste,” financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science (PID2019-106798GB-I00) and the AEI (National Research Agency).
CFP: 56th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Venue: California State University, Long Beach. Mainly in person with a handful of sessions on zoom.
Dates: April 13 and 14, 2022
PAMLA 2022 Los Angeles: “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”
PAMLA welcomes special session proposals for the 2022 PAMLA conference at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California (early morning Friday, November 11 through Sunday night, November 13, 2022) on topics of scholarly interest that are not too close to the topics of our general (standing) sessions (go to https://www.pamla.org/about/constitution-bylaws/ and search for “general sessions” to find a list of PAMLA’s standing sessions). Our system for paper proposals will open in March 2022, with May 15th as the submission deadline.
“Living In Pandemonium:” Academic Spaces & Pandemic Life
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location in-person: St. John’s University Queens, NY
Submission Deadline Extended: February 25th, 2022
Teaching and learning are always a series of voyages and returns.
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, swaths of books about the pivot to online learning have emerged, many focused on practical classroom instruction as a much-needed kind of spiritual manna in a time comprised of uncertainty and abrupt shifts in normative praxes. These contributions capture a historical watershed moment where the voyage is key (e.g., Chan, Bista, and Allen, 2021; Jansen and Farmer-Phillips, 2021; Lemov, 2020; Reimers et al., 2020; Grays-Wiley, 2020).
These edited collections are part of the upcoming series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film. Now that the mythological equines volumes are nearly full and ready for being finalized, this CFP addresses the next volumes in the process.
The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of horses in film will be considered.
1) Horses in Film Through the 1950s
2) Horses in Film in the 1960s and 1970s
3) Horses in Film in the 1980s and 1990s
4) Horses in Film since 2000
Deadline for proposals: May 28, 2022
WORLD LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Pamukkale University, School of Foreign Languages hosts the “World Languages and Literatures Research Symposium” to be held online from June 1 to June 3, 2022. We are interested in receiving proposals on a wide range of topics relating to the many long-running currents of thought and new waves of thinking about several language teaching and learning contexts, including:
Eastern Languages and Literatures, Western Languages and Literatures, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, Translation Studies, Comparative Literature, Ancient Languages and Cultures, Turkish Language and Literature, Foreign Languages and Literature.
UNISA: DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES
is pleased to announce its third departmental
WAR AND WRITING LECTURE SERIES: May-July 2022
Call for Papers
Old Countries and New States: the Borders of War
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).
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CLIMATIC JUSTICE/INJUSTICE
This is our final CFP for the volume we are working on and 4-5 chapter topics remain open for suitable contributions:
Praxis Chapter: Case Study of Social Movement of Anti-Imperialism.
Pedagogy Chapter: Teaching Marxism, Worker's Movement, and Distributive Justice.
Praxis Chapter: Case Study of Social Movement in Distributive Justice.
Praxis Chapter: Case Study of Social Movement for Civil Rights and Democracy.
Literary Analysis in Disability Studies.
The College English Association solicits abstracts from its members for the 2023 MLA conference from January 5-8 in San Francisco, CA.
Online Conference: Women and Comedy 1890 - 1950
(Sponsored by the International Conference of The Elizabeth von Arnim Society)
17th- 18th September 2022
Having accepted papers on a range of fascinating writers and topics, we have responded to feedback from international participants and have decided to convert this conference from a face-to-face event in Cambridge to a fully-online event.
As a result, we’re delighted to open the conference to those who were unable to join us in person but are interested in participating online, via this supplementary call for papers.
The book provides an in-depth analysis of global perspectives on advancing public and social gender policy worldwide; it also examines women’s political representation and participation in peace processes in the context of their community, emphasizing existing cultural norms with biases, questioning societal prejudices toward women, for example, in STEM and creative economies. The volume covers several domains presenting a wide range of important issues that demonstrate gender inequality, discussing a wide range of cultural and geographical realities.
Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED
COMICS STUDIES SOCIETY CONFERENCE, JULY 28-30, 2022
In collaboration with Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
“Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”
Canadian Literature and Authors at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 2022 Conference: UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California
November 11 - 13, 2022
Panel Organizer: Shawna Guenther firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: This session offers a panel on the study of multispecies entanglements—the adaptive, relational co-becoming between people and the other-than-human world that is increasingly urgent given the climate crisis. This session welcomes works on traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), environmental humanities, animal studies, magical realism, Indigenous wonderworks, collaborative works, and creative projects on the entanglement between humans and the other-than-human.
Margaret Atwood’s works are replete with significant spaces: the forest in which Lucy disappears in “Death by Landscape,” Iris’s mansion in the fictional Port Ticonderoga of The Blind Assassin, Offred’s room, haunted by the Offreds who came before her, in The Handmaid’s Tale, Aunt Lydia’s hiding place in Ardua Hall in The Testaments, the rooftop gardens of the MaddAddam trilogy, Kinnear’s basement in Alias Grace, and more. We’re in a Renaissance of Atwood scholarship, prompted in part by contemporary parallels to the events in her dystopias and to the Hulu and Netflix adaptations of The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace, respectively.
CALL FOR PAPERS ON JOHN CLARE
The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention in San Francisco, January 5-8th, 2023. Happy to receive scholarship on any aspect of Clare’s poetry, prose, life, and/or sphere of influence.
Please send abstract and short bio by 18 March 2022 to Erica McAlpine at email@example.com
We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled Television Comedy & Cultural Crisis. Chapters should focus on a specific television series, and address how that series engages with the discourse of a particular cultural crisis through comedy. The function of comedy should be foregrounded, as the collection will be held together through the central question of how humor acts as space through which we can resist normative ways of thinking about these cultural crises.
Contributors might consider humorous depictions of, but are not limited to: