The present realities of decolonization, immigration, and refugee migration require critical enquiries into the provision of liberal studies in higher education. The aims and methods of liberal education as a pedagogical exercise and a cultural practice need to be examined within the dynamic intellectual, social, economic, and political contexts created by today’s unprecedented movement of peoples and intersections of cultures. Variously seen as forced migration, exile, dislocation, statelessness and even environmentally induced displacement, the Global refugee crises present multilocational and multilayered challenges.
The 2022-2023 Illinois Medieval Association Symposium will focus on medieval environments, with the term environment being liberally defined. We are now accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations for our March 10 session. Although we will consider proposals on any aspect of medieval studies, priority will be given to those dealing with medieval environments.
Currents in the Periodical Press (Deadline Extension)
2023 RSVP Conference
Caen, France, July 6-9, 2023 (with some hybrid & online options)
Call for articles for the peer-reviewed academic blog of the PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies (popmec.hypotheses.org ISSN 2660-8839). We accept, process, and publish articles on a rolling basis.
Special dossier | edited by Marica Orrù and Igor Juricevic
A fundamental element of the American imaginary, superhero and heroic narratives have seen a new apogee since the turn of the century. New and old heroes and heroines have populated popular culture, giving rise to a variety of texts that tackle diversity, nostalgia, and the need for imaginaries and narratives that help us deal with the struggles inherent to our current times.
This two-part dossier, co-edited by Marica Orrù and Igor Juricevic, will collect essays on (super)hero figures in twenty-first century US popular culture, with a specific focus on diversity, cross-genre texts, and transmedia representations.
University of Arkansas Graduate Students in English Conference 2023
LABOR AND WORK AS THEY WERE, AS THEY ARE, AND AS THEY MIGHT BE
The University of Arkansas Graduate Students in English are excited to announce their annual conference. This year’s theme is LABOR AND WORK: AS THEY WERE, AS THEY ARE, AND AS THEY MIGHT BE. This theme spotlights the productivity of typically marginalized aspects of the human community in ways which build understanding of intrinsic value. This is an interdisciplinary conference open to scholars in all fields. This year we will offer creative writing sessions! In addition to presentations from the humanities, we particularly welcome scholars who find their home in the sciences.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Creativecritical Writing Now
A Special Issue of TEXT Journal of Writing and Writing Courses
This Special Issue aims to explore forms of, and approaches to, creativecritical writing: writing which performs scholarly and creative functions simultaneously. Such blended approaches are no longer new—indeed, they are tracking distinct paths and uses in various contexts inside academia and beyond. As such, this Special Issue will take stock of the current nexus between the creative and the critical, as well as speculate on future conceptions of hybrid creative writing/scholarship.
Call for Papers
MLA 2024 in Philadelphia
On Poe’s Longer Works
Poe’s theory of effect suggests that literary works should be readable in one sitting, but he published several pieces that are not. Organized and sponsored by the Poe Studies Association, this panel for the 2024 Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia will examine Poe’s longer works, including Eureka, Pym, Rodman, and others. (For example, are “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt” really readable in one sitting? A very long one, perhaps.) We will consider proposals that offer new and engaging readings of any of these longer texts.
Open call for proposals to TTT2023 Malta
Interdisciplinary Conference Taboo – Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science
27-29 September 2023, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta
Call for papers, posters, artworks and artist-talks open until 31 January 2023
Founded in Paris in 2007, the Transatlantic Walt Whitman Association (TWWA) invites students, researchers, and Whitman enthusiasts to participate in its 13th annual Whitman Week, consisting of a seminar for students interested in Whitman and Whitman’s poetry, and a symposium bringing together international scholars and graduate students. In 2023, the Whitman Week will take place for the first time in Rome, at Sapienza University of Rome from June 12 to June 17.
Please view the full Call for Papers on the website: https://whitmanweekrome2023.com/
School of Social Sciences and Professions, London Metropolitan University
LONDON CONFERENCE IN CRITICAL THOUGHT 2023
June 30th and July 1st, 2023
Call for Presentations – deadline March 13th, 2022
The Call for Presentations is now open for the 10th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported by the School of Social Sciences and Professions at London Metropolitan University. This will be an IN-PERSON conference, occurring at the Holloway Road (North) campus of London Metropolitan University.
Critical Stages/Scènes critiques is available online to the reader without financial, legal or technical barriers. Ιt is a a biannual (June/December) peer-reviewed journal fully committed to the Open Access Initiative. It offers a platform for debate and exploration of a wide range of theatre and performance art manifestations from all over the world.
Critical Stages/Scènes critiques is indexed by SCOPUS, DOAJ, MIAR, ERIH Plus, DRJI, GOOGLE SCHOLAR, and listed in the ULRICH’s web Global Serials.
Call for Papers
Special Issue #29 (June 2024)
GRADUATE COMICS ORGANIZATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
CALL FOR PAPERS 2023
Comics in Conflict
University of Florida
April 14-16th, 2023 (Gainesville, FL)
Deadline for submissions: February 24, 2023
There has recently been a surge of interest in the subject of slavery and its legacies in Arabic fictional production.
While some of these Arab novels highlight histories and complex legacies of enslavement, others prefer to revisit and connect the historical contexts and genealogies of slavery to modern issues of social justice, failed nation building projects, and persistent forms of coloniality. In these novelistic narratives, slavery continues to affect perception of the self and national identity in relation to race, gender and ethnicity, as well as referencing blackness and its socio-cultural constructions within different modern Arab communities.
Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents
Serial, True Crime, and Podcasting’s “Golden Age”
Friday, January 20, 2023, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
For Critical Insights volume under contract:
Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses
EXTENDED: DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: January 31, 2023
The organizers of the 2023 BWWC invite papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of ‘Liberties’ in global and transatlantic British women’s writing from the long eighteenth century to the present. We ask participants to consider ‘liberties’ not only as a political abstraction but also as part of material and experiential subjectivity. Interpreted broadly, liberties include (but are not limited to) legal rights and freedoms, liberty of the person and bodily autonomy, liberties of creative and artistic expression, liberty of profession and vocation, freedom of movement both physical and social, and self-determination in the private and public spheres.
In their book on Queer Indigenous Studies (2011), Qwo-Li Driskill, Chris Finely, Brian Joseph Gilley and Scott Lauria Morgensen ask: “What does a queer decolonization of our homelands, bodies and psyches look like?” (219). Their question is critical when understanding the complex realities of Indigenous and Black queer individuals in the settler-colonial states of both Canada and the US, as well as in the central and southern states of “Latin” America. The queer Indigenous and Black body – especially when it is trans* or gender nonconforming – is often the site of violence and misrepresentation, yet it is also a site of destabilization and decolonization when reimagined and reified in digital media and literary forms.
Call for Papers
Media, American Culture, and Global Perspective: Images, Ideas, and Illusion
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia
March 31, 2023
Deadline for submission: January 20, 2023
(E)motion in Changing Worlds
Thessaloniki, Greece, 3-5 November 2023
Call for Papers
The Department of English Literature of the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for the Study of English (HASE), invite scholars to (re)submit proposals for the international conference E-motion in Changing Worlds to be held in Thessaloniki, 3-5 November 2023.
Feminist Afterlives of Colonialism is a two-day, interdisciplinary conference on the topic of critical feminist approaches to the coloniality of gender that will be held at the University of Oregon on May 12th - 13th, 2023.
The August Wilson
American Literature Association
CALL FOR PAPERS
34th Annual ALA Conference
May 25-28, 2023
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
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 - 6:30 PM EST | 9 AM - 3:30 PM PT
Michelle Ann Abate, Ohio State University
"Funny Girls: The Forgotten History of Feisty Young Female Characters in Classic American Comics"
This special issue centers Blackness in fandom studies. Fandom studies has gestured toward race generally, and Blackness in particular, from its alleged white center while always keeping race at its margin. It has largely co-opted the language of race, difference, and diversity from the margins and recentered it around white geeks and white women. Indeed, fandom studies has done lots of things—except deal with its race problem. But as Toni Morrison (1975) asserts, that is the work of racism: it keeps those at the margins busy, trying to prove that they deserve a seat at the center table.
Norm and Transgression in the Fairy-Tale Tradition: (Non)Normative Identities, Forms, and Writings
Brown University, 7-9 June 2023
Conference Organisers: Alessandro Cabiati (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Brown University) and Lewis Seifert (Brown University)
Maria Tatar (Harvard University)
Anne E. Duggan (Wayne State University)
Laura Tosi (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Complicity rhetoric is frequently adopted in public and political discourse. For example, Joe Biden has repeatedly used the formulation ‘silence is complicity’ as a call for the defence of human rights. Yet, in an ever more interconnected and globalised world, identifying and tracing the often complex relationships of cause and effect that comprise complicity is more and more difficult. The notion of collective complicity seems to be increasingly applicable to phenomena that define the contemporary world, such as the effects of global capitalism and the climate emergency (and has been elaborated, for example, by Christopher Kutz in Complicity: Ethics and Law for a Collective Age (2000)).
The Maritime Music & Tradition Society seeks proposals for papers in Ethnomusicology, Music, Folklore, History, Literature, or other appropriate disciplines that address any aspect of music or verse of the sea, rivers, or inland waters from the Age of Sail until the present for a Symposium on the Music of the Sea to be held June 9 in Essex, CT. 2023 Symposium on the Music of the Sea – Connecticut Sea Music Festival (ctseamusicfest.org)
“Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism,” writes Walidah Imarisha, “we are engaging in speculative fiction. All organizing is science fiction.” This panel seeks to bring together critics probing historical, present, and possible future relationships between speculative fiction and social justice. The emergent concept of “visionary fiction,” developed by Imarisha and adrienne maree brown, articulates radical and generative connections between speculation and social movement work.
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.