Lydia Davis is an award-winning author of nine short story collections, a novel, two volumes of essays, and a translator of Maurice Blanchot, Michael Leiris, Marcel Proust, and Gustave Flaubert. Beginning her career amidst the second wave of postmodernism, her very short stories - some only a paragraph or even a sentence long - have drawn comparisons with postmodern metafiction, literary minimalism, and LANGUAGE poetry. Her eclectic interests and unexpected manipulation of genre and form, however, frequently defy categorisation.
This handbook is oversubscribed and is no longer accepting proposals. There will be a call for editorial advisers (reviewers) later in the year. Thank you.
Since its first call 1.5 months ago the handbook has received enthusiastic responses and have recruited 30 chapters. We aim to expand to 60 chapters so please see the updated structure below and chip in where you might find a match between section title and a paper you have in mind. Please email your proposed chapter title and an abstract of 200-300 words to Dr Chris Shei at firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks
Intersections: A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
Conference Date/Location: March 25 - 26, 2023; DeKalb, IL
Deadline for Proposals: EXTENDED! JANUARY 20, 2023 *Will consider late submissions until February 28*
Theme: Ethnic Images: Between Art and Reality in the United States
The 31st annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations from individuals and panels.
We invite conference proposals for the University of Connecticut First-Year Writing Program’s Conference on the Teaching of Writing, taking place in Storrs, CT on Friday, April 14th, 2023. Proposal submissions are due Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 and can be submitted through our conference website. We are thrilled to be hosting Stacey Waite as this year’s keynote speaker.
We are soliciting chapter proposals for an edited collection on Fairytale in East Asian Fashion. Stories of yokai (Japan), yogwae (Korea), or yaoguai (China), such as “The Crane Wife” and “The Robe of Feathers,” manifest themselves everywhere in East Asian popular culture these days—from manga, anime / donghua / webtoons, and Pokémon, to fashion. One sees this phenomenon through brands such as Maison Kitsune, yokai-themed collections, street style, cosplay, and of course, traditional ethnic dress. Chapters may cover any fairytale or any fantastical creature that features strongly in Asian fairytale—baku, dokkaebi, kappa, kitsune / huli jing / gumiho, qilin, yuki onna, etc etc.
The Uses and Abuses of Civility, 1500-1700',
26th-27th May 2023, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
This conference provides an opportunity for scholars to re-examine early modern Europe’s fascination with civil conduct. What actions were performed in the name of civility, and who benefitted from the culture of civility that flourished in early modern Europe? How were codes of manners popularly used to justify the stratification of society within and outside of Europe? What legacy has the genre of conduct literature left behind?
We welcome papers that provide new analyses of:
Fashion, Culture, and the Literary and Media Arts
deadline for submissions:
January 18th, 2023
full name / name of organization:
Billy Joe Turner Interdisciplinary Symposium
Texas Southern University
Department of English, World Languages, and Philosophy
April 20th and April 21st 2023
Department of English, World Languages, and Philosophy
April 20th and April 21st 2023
Fashion and literature have a long, intricate relationship. The function of clothing is primarily to conceal the body, yet in some literary texts and film, clothing can often reveal something about character, whether by its style, value, or use. In the 1928 novels, Plum Bun and Quicksand, Jessie Redmon Fauset and Nella Larsen, respectively, highlight fashion as an essential tool for passing, as well as the embodiment of their characters’ elusive identities.
****DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2023 ****
The 26th Southern Writers/Southern Writing (SW/SW)
Graduate Student Conference
University of Mississippi 2023
Call for Submissions
“Y’all and/in the Queer South”
Many academic institutions have been evaluating their diversity and inclusion statements. At the department level, several faculty members recognize that their curriculum also needs to be evaluated.
Watchung Review invites scholarly articles and creative works that consider the following questions for the profession, for the discipline, for our areas of specialization, and for the larger society:
Signs was founded in 1975 as part of an emergent tradition of feminist scholarship and has been publishing continuously ever since, establishing itself as a preeminent journal in the field of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. At the time of the journal’s conception, Signs’s founding editorial staff sought not only to raise consciousness and develop theories around women’s oppression but also to challenge the taken-for-granted and to strive for theoretical nuance and interdisciplinarity. To honor half a century of publication, our fiftieth anniversary issue aims to generate new questions and critical discussion around “Big Feminism,” around the role and power of feminist theory, today and into the future.
Despite numerous post-apocalyptic storylines, many science fiction texts are a celebration of life and seek ways of prolonging it, whether artificially or by providing warnings against our current behavior in order to preserve the life that already exists. The fact that death and potential immortality are so frequently featured throughout the genre underscores our preoccupation with overcoming the limitations imposed on our bodies by nature, while seeking means to go beyond what is currently possible.
Call for Papers
2023 EALA Annual Conference
Mapping Care: Imaginations, Practices, and Theories
Conference Organizers: ROC English and American Literature Association (EALA, Taiwan) and National Cheng Kung University
Date: October 14, 2023
Venue: National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2023
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is looking for original and well-researched interdisciplinary papers at the intersection of comparative literature, literary studies, literature and translation, language and translation studies, linguistics, foreign language education, translator education, and theory and cultural studies that fall within the scope of the Journal. The mission of the Journal is to facilitate a more expanded and participatory academic discussion on the theoretical and/or applied scholarly work under its scope, and to inform scholars and public about recent developments in these fields.
Fear, Risk and Safety: Post-Millennial Cultures of Fear in Literature (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2023)
This volume will bring together original articles studying cultures of fear in literature with a specific emphasis on postmillennial texts and will investigate such subtopics and fields as post-millennial political fiction, post-postmodern rewritings, “the culture of fear,” “world risk theory,” the postcolonial novel, post-humanist writing, trauma narratives, literary disaster discourses, environmental literature, apocalyptic scenarios, and personal apocalypse writing in the 21st century.
Call for Proposals Extended Deadline: Monday, January 30th
#IFM2023 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
June 7-9, 2023
Hosted by Toronto Metropolitan University (Canada), The University of Texas at Dallas (USA), Technological University of the Shannon (Ireland), Leeds Trinity University (UK), and Ithaca College (New York, USA)
Filmmaker and Professor in the Film and Digital Media Department and the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz
CARE COLLABORATION CRAFT
Articles for Lucian Blaga Yearbook – XXIV tome 1 – 2023
THEME: FEAR AND LITERATURE
The actuality of this type of theme is born out of the experience of the past years, when the pandemic brought about various reformulations, including of literature, but also out of the mutations which have arisen throughout the cultural ages under the influence of fear, analysed from a philosophical, literary, or cultural point of view in relation to all cultural products.
Issue XXIV (1) of the Lucian Blaga Notebooks advances the following axes of debate:
- Pandemics, epidemics, social maladies as reflected in literature
- Catastrophes and the apocalyptic imaginary
Victorians Journal CFP Winter Issue 2023
FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT
CALL FOR PAPERS
Cultures of Skin: Skin inLiterature and Culture,Past, Present, Future
7-8July 2023, University of Surrey, UK
Does a computer-generated AI classroom assignment or essay bear any of the hallmarks and expectations of the scholarly assignment or essay? What are the forensic differences and the ethical implications? Employing a particular scholarly text as contrast, this roundtable session invites comparative proposals exploring the scholarly value (if any) and ethical implications of AI-generated texts using ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer).
Please include a 250-word abstract and short bio no later than Tuesday, 28 February 2023, to email@example.com
Call for papers: Special issue of Apocalyptica
in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute for Decolonial Thought and Research (INCAPID/GLEFAS)
Edited by Yuderkys Espinosa-Miñoso and Ashanti Dinah Orozco Herrera
Abstracts are due March 30, 2023
Final manuscripts are due August 31, 2023
“There is no end / To what a living world / Will demand of you."
Strategies of Critique 2023:
Care and Cure
Call For Papers
17th - 19th May 2023, York University, Toronto, Canada
With Keynotes Speakers:
Patrice Douglass and Sara-Maria Sorentino
Call for Submissions
‘Feeling in the Long Nineteenth Century’
Romance, Revolution and Reform, Issue 6
Since increased critical attention paid to ‘affect’ in the 1990s, studies of the experience of feeling have grown exponentially across a range of disciplines. As various emotions historians have shown, passions, feelings, emotions, sentiments and affections were equally at the forefront of the minds of nineteenth-century thinkers from Wordsworth to Darwin. This issue is interested in how these contemporary and modern affective debates have impacted, and continue to impact, the ways in which we think about feeling.
In her book The Promise of Happiness (2010), Sara Ahmed explains how the concept of happiness is related to heteronormative notions of the “good life”: “The good life is the life that is lived in the right way, by doing the right things, over and over again” (Ahmed 2010, 36).Questioning the promise of a good life leads to unhappiness, but unhappiness (unlike happiness) can be productive for social change as it fosters a possibility to open to new affective spaces in the subject’s life. Ahmed describes individuals’ urges toward “the good life” as frequently grounded in attachments that, while often toxic and ultimately unfulfilling, are not recognized as such by the people who engage in these negative relations.
Working Book Title: Censorship Is a Drag: LGBTQ Materials and Programming Under Siege in Libraries – Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies
Editors: Jason D. Phillips and Jordan Ruud
Submission Link: https://tinyurl.com/censorshipisadrag
International Society for Philosophy in Film
Second Annual Symposium Call for Abstracts
August 24th-26th, 2023