The Borders and Crossings international conference series is dedicated to the study of travel writing. It was first hosted in Derry in 1998 thanks to the work of Glenn Hooper and Tim Youngs and since 2012 has taken place on a regular basis. The Borders and Crossings conference series has played a catalytic role in the development of travel writing studies as it provides a forum for scholars across a range of disciplines and from wide variety of national contexts to meet regularly, to explore an increasingly rich corpus of travel writing, and to debate its importance to the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
Graduate Conference in English and the Humanities
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
April 1st, 2023
Conference will be held virtually, via Zoom. There is no registration fee for this conference.
There is power in the written word. It can take us on journeys, convey the nuanced as well as the palpable, and compel us to feel. It can also empower us to act, to challenge, and to overcome.
Writing can be a form of claiming – or reclaiming – our time, our space, and our voice. It’s an opportunity to fight feelings of powerlessness —Susan Taylor
The Vernon press is issuing the following call for contributions to the collective volume
William Shakespeare: Tensions and Tempest
Though scholars indicate a few later works, The Tempest can be read as Shakespeare’s last play, and as such, sums up the various interests, concerns and themes that inform his work, be it the magic of peripheral spaces, the rivalries for power, or the social relationships that bind family and class. In short, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s Testament.
CFP: edited collection -- Victorians and Videogames
Dr. Lin Young (Mount Royal University) and Dr. Brooke Cameron (Queen’s University) invite proposals for chapters that explore the connections between video games and 19th-Century themes, texts, or aesthetics.
Strange Atmospheres: The Seventh International Flann O’Brien Conference
The Department of English at Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj, with the International Flann O'Brien Society
27–30 June 2023
- Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck College, University of London)
- Flore Coulouma (Université Paris Nanterre)
- Paul Fagan (Maynooth University)
- Heather Laird (University College Cork)
The Visual Culture Caucus (http://www.theasa.net/caucus_visual/) of the American Studies Association (ASA) promotes the participation of visual culture scholars at the ASA annual meeting. Within the theme “Solidarity: What Love Looks Like in Public” we are looking for papers and panels that investigate or interrogate visual culture in its many forms. Topics might include a variety of visual practices both within and outside the art world; films, filmmaking, and television; emerging vehicles of expression such as the Internet and social media; methods of studying visual culture; and issues of pedagogy.
Our general paper/panel proposal criteria, includes:
ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is an open-access, annual, peer-reviewed journal in literary, cultural, and linguistic studies published under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. The journal is indexed in SCOPUS, DOAJ, CEEOL, MLA, BazHum, EBSCO, MIAR, Index Copernicus, ERIHPLUS, Sherpa Romeo, and included in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.
We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures and linguistics for our next issue to be published September 2023.
Submissions are invited for a session on 21st-century Tudormania at the South-Central Renaissance Conference / Queen Elizabeth I Society, to be held April 27-29 at the University of California-Berkeley.
Session Title: Children’s Play: Fun, Love, and Solidarity among Young People
CFP: Queer and Femme Gazes in AfroAsian Visual Culture (edited volume)
Rebecca Kumar and Seulghee Lee, eds.
The Stephen Graham Jones Society is inviting participants for an American Literature Association panel for the 2023 meeting comprised of emerging and established scholars who have interest and/or experience with the recent and ongoing scholarship and/or pedagogical value of Jones' ever-expanding body of writing. We are seeking proposals that examine any aspect of Jones’ literary, philosophical, cultural or historical engagements as reflected in his novels or short fiction. Proposed presentations on his more recent experimentations in genre and horror are especially welcomed.
The 120th Annual PAMLA Conference
The PAMLA 2023 Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon between October 26-29, 2023,
The 2023 PAMLA Conference is being held entirely in-person. We won’t be having any virtual or hybrid sessions or papers.
PAMLA, founded as the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast in 1899, and the western affiliate of the Modern Language Association, is dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of ancient and modern languages, literatures, and cultures.
Writing Religious Conflict and Community in the Southwest, 1500–1800
Friday 21st April 2023
Organised by Leverhulme Trust-funded project ‘Writing Religious Conflict and Community in Exeter’ (ReConEx) in association with the International John Bunyan Society with the endorsement of the Ecclesiastical History Society.
Chapter contributions are welcomed for an edited scholarly volume on the global impact of streaming services, crucially Netflix. The American company Netflix has, owing to its pioneering role, become synonymous with the world of streaming. The growing list of “Netflix Nations” (to invoke the title of Ramon Lobato’s 2019 book) means that there are only a few territories such as China, Iran, North Korea, and Syria that remain outside its purview. In recent years, a number of streaming giants have emerged in the Western world– mostly notably, Amazon and Disney+ –that compete tightly within international markets.
Photography and Culture Industries: From Leicas to Likes
Centre for Intercultural Studies, Polytechnic of Porto
University of Aveiro
13 – 14 July 2023
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will organize the 27th edition of the Symposium of Students in English on 31 March - 1 April 2023. The event is open to both undergraduate and M.A. students who take an interest in research connected to:
Literatures in English
English Language Teaching
Cultural studies (focus on English-speaking countries)
Popular culture in English
Gender studies (focus on English-speaking countries)
Polish Association for American Studies 2023 Annual Conference held and hosted by the Department of American Literature and the Department of Studies in Culture, The Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
America and Deep Time: Alternate Geographies, Temporalities, and Histories
25-27 October 2023
Sponsored by the Children and Youth Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association, this session seeks papers that grapple with the ways that childhoods have been restricted—temporally, geographically, sexually, racially, politically—as well as the work that has been done to build solidarities that enable more expansive possibilities for childhood.
Troubling Universalisms: Politics and Aesthetics in Critical Theory Symposium
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 9-10 2023
Fifteen years ago, the Social Church workshops initiated by Ian Forrest and Sethina Watson worked to introduce the study of the Church as an active agent in medieval society: in other words, putting people at the heart of the institutional church. Two decades later, we hope to bring a similarly fresh perspective to the study of medieval religion with The Medieval Church: From Margins to Centre, a two-day conference to be held on 26–27 June 2023 at the Humanities Research Centre, University of York, with the generous support of the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of History (York).
Open Library of Humanities Special Issue
Production Archives #3 – Archival Practices
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2023 Conference & Colloquium.
Presentations may focus on any topic relating to the digital humanities. Submissions are welcome from all members of the digital humanities community, including faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, early career scholars, independent researchers, librarians and other members of the GLAM community, alt-academics, academic professionals, those in technical programs, and those new to the digital humanities.
The 2023 First Book Institute
June 4-10, 2023
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Past Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: Women’s Innovations in Theatre, Dance, and Performance
We are writing about a call for contributors to an exciting new series at Bloomsbury. Women’s Innovations in Theatre, Dance, and Performance aims to capture the innovations women have made to the performing arts in their historical, geographical, and disciplinary diversity. This series seeks to broaden, celebrate, and recover historical awareness of these performance-based artmakers and their contributions; as such, it will showcase innovative, intersectional feminist historiographical approaches along with a history of women’s innovation in the field.
Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature seeks submissions of Articles, Notes, and essays for our Archives, Innovations, and Academy sections. TSWL focuses on women’s literature in all time periods and places, including foreign-language literatures, and in every genre—poetry, prose, drama, essays, diaries, memoirs, journalism, and criticism. While submissions need not be exclusively concerned with female writers, the focus must be on women and writing, explicating the specific links between the woman writer and her work.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Amiri Baraka Society
American Literature Association
34th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2023
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
The Amiri Baraka Society would like to invite scholars to submit abstracts (of a maximum of 250 words) for a sponsored panel to be held at the annual conference of the American Literature Association in Boston, MA.
6th Annual International Conference on Border Studies
Transborderism: Reimagining Social Space
University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and Autonomous University of Tamaulipas
Nov. 8, 2023: Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Nov. 9-10, 2023: Edinburg, Texas, United States
SPECIAL ISSUE: 2024 (Volume 20)
The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945