Humankind has always sought to explain its origins and the mysteries of life to map personal and collective boundaries, and to secure its sense of identity through the power of everyday events and occurrences. Exemplary accounts of imaginary happenings and supernatural creatures from a time beyond history and memory explain the genesis of the universe, the making of a living thing, the formation of an attitude or the inception of an institution. The essence of these traditional narratives reflects a certain system of values and code of self-conduct of a group of individuals bound together by social and cultural ties, and the cardinal virtues and vices of human nature captured in a conventional configuration.
Poetry is a constant, being produced by all known civilisations from ancient to modern times. Throughout its extensive history, the individual art of high emotions sublimated into perfect language has approached a vast array of subject matters, including love, war, social issues, the beauty of nature, etc. A particular exercise of the mind and soul, and a unique way of apprehending reality, poetry is a self-sufficient universe that intensifies and enlarges life experience. Pointing to inner knowledge rather than real circumstance, it activates different layers of perception, sweeps away human thoughts, feeds emotions and soothes suffering.
CFP: PAMLA 2022
Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian
Location: Abstract Submission Deadline:
Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel
Time: November 11-13, 2022
May 15, 2022.
Director of the Language Center Taipei Medical University firstname.lastname@example.org
The special session “Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian"
in the 2022 PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) conference will be
- Deadline for proposals: 30 June 2022
- Notification of Acceptance: by 15 July 2022
- Deadline for chapters: 15 December 2022
Audiovisual content has expanded into new ways of production, distribution, and screening enabled by the evolution of technology and the advent of new media. Apart from giving new life to older audiovisual works by making them accessible to the wide public through an alternative way of consumption, streaming platforms are producing original content that is meant to be consumed exclusively via online means.
The history of poetry is a history of repetition. Poetry has always been shaped by repetition, not only through the repetitive mechanisms of language itself but also through the meter, rhyme, structure, alliterations, anaphors, parallelisms, among other kinds of repetition at the structural, phonetic, rhetorical or lexical levels. In addition, repetition is also crucial for understanding literary periods and movements, as well as for grasping the relationships they establish with each other. Crucially, research has demonstrated how even the discourses of the avant-gardes, with their proposal of radical variation, are often linked to previous historical periods.
Reanimations is an interdisciplinary conference that will be hosted by OCAD University and the Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS). It will take place online from October 28-30, 2022.
This summer school, aimed at PhD researchers with a spatially oriented project in fields such as literary and cultural studies, film and visual culture studies, or cultural geography, asks what it means to read spatially – or to read for space – in practice. Recent decades have seen an explosion of spatially oriented approaches to the analysis of literary texts and other forms of cultural production. Ranging from literary geography and cultural cartography to geocriticism, geopoetics, material ecocriticism, and new forms of spatial phenomenology, these approaches offer exciting avenues for thinking about the many dimensions of real and imagined space.
Call for Papers: Beyond Borders : Youth, Politics and New Solidarities in Post-Covid South Asia
Editor: Prateek Srivastava, University of Cincinnati
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
BOOK PUBLICATION BY AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHER
The Ineffable Temporal: Coordinates of Time in the (Indian) Literary
This traditional session welcomes submission on any aspect of African American Literature that attends to how black writers use literature to bring out discussion on climate injustice. With the conference theme of "change," readers of African American Literature often miss the criticism of climatic injustice that is present in much literary work, especially of 20th Century Black writers. From Zora Hurston, to Richard Wright, to Jean Toomer, etc., there are many instances of a critique of climatic injustices that are often either misread or simply glossed over. This panel aims to reconsider black writers as the leading figures in both ecocriticism and ecofeminism.
Prospero, Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere, University of Trieste, Italy, invites contributions for the forthcoming general issue, volume XXVII (2022). Prospero is a double-blind peer reviewed, printed and entirely open access journal, published annually by EUT, Trieste University Press, Department of Humanities. It publishes articles and essays in the field of literary studies which consider texts and textual analysis from a wide hermeneutic, philological and historical perspective. It specifically focuses on literary studies considered in their interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary relationships with other cultural expressions.
KAPOK, A JOURNAL OF LITERARY AND ARTISTIC CREATION
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
PRESENTATION OF THE JOURNAL
Culture and Theory in Reactionary Times
The 119th annual PAMLA Conference will be held in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022.
Since the emergence of Asian American Studies as an intellectual field of studies almost 60 years ago, the field of Asian / Asian American Studies has not only evolved as a whole but has also had to endure ongoing changes and readaptations. Now, perhaps more than ever, the field of Asian / Asian American Studies calls for new changes or perhaps even a new vision, to help us cope with the many living realities and meanings—whether racially, culturally, historically, or politically, just to name a few—on which we stand.
Mobility and/as Resistance: The Political Project of Nomadism
Online Workshop | 20-21 October 2022
A special issue on eco-Hawthorne, or, more generally, on Hawthorne and nature is planned for spring, 2023. Please see the CFP below. Queries are welcome.Proposals are due Aug. 8, 2022; essays are due January 15, 2023.Thank you.Monika Elbert,
Editor, Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, and Prof. of English, Montclair State University
Call for Papers: Hawthorne and the Environment, Hawthorne and Nature
Hawthorne and the Environment, Hawthorne and Nature (Special issue, NHR, spring, 2023)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Working Class Culture
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Annual Conference
Nov. 10-12, 2022
Working Class Culture
Area chair: Dr. Greg Bruno (Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York)
Gardeners of the Galaxies: How Imaginary Worlds Teach Us to Care for This One will be an academic, peer-reviewed collection of interdisciplinary essays, co-edited by Dr. Brenton Dickieson and Dr. Sørina Higgins. This volume will explore literature, film, the visual arts, and other creative works (especially Cli-Fi, genre fiction, and speculative lit) that imagine, invent, and embody environmental concerns.
I am proposing the following panel for the PAMLA 2022 to be held in Los Angeles, California (UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel, November 11-13, 2022.
Paper abstracts should be uploaded directly to the conference portal CFP page on or before May 15th.
For any questions please contact me at email@example.com
While the term “Anthropocene” is frequently used to describe the current geological era of human-created and accelerated climate change, multiple other terms have emerged as scholars expand their understanding of the interconnectedness of human endeavors and their consequences. A useful alternative is “Plantationocene,” which emphasizes the economization of life and places the foundations of global climate change within the intertwined plantation systems of the preceding centuries, including how they continue to be reproduced in new, nefarious ways in the present day. This session seeks presentations that take any aspect of the plantation and its enduring legacies as a starting point for interrogating literature.
We are pleased to announce that the submissions deadline for paper, panel and roundtable proposals for the Conference “The Street and the City – Moments”, taking place at the University of Lisbon (7-9 September 2022), has now been extended until 15th May 2022.
Submissions to the conference are invited from a broad range of disciplines including literature, cultural studies, anthropology, history, politics, the social sciences and other related disciplines.
We welcome proposals for papers, pre-organised panels and roundtables. Please see the conference webpage for a link to the full Call for Papers announcement and submission guidelines.
Call for Submissions Thresholds 51: Heat
Edited by Hampton Smith and Zachariah DeGiulio
Thresholds, the annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture and published by MIT Press is now accepting submissions to be published Spring 2023.
Call for Papers for an Edited Collection
“Let’s chat about something you have heard of . . . the Work/Life balance.” –Lumon Industries handbook as read by Mark S.
Work/Life Balance:Interdisciplinary explorations of the collective and the self through analysis of AppleTV’s Severance
Call for Papers: 2022 Situations International Conference
Global Content Provider:
Korean Film and TV Drama as Industry and Entertainment
21-22 October 2022
Grand Hyatt Jeju, South Korea
New deadline for proposal submissions: October 15, 2022
New deadline for completed essays: April 15, 2023
The International Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference is presented by the Women’s Research Center and the BGLTQ+ Student Center at the University of Central Oklahoma with assistance from the UCO chapter of the National Organization for Women. In tandem, these organizations promote engagement with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality issues.
Date of conference: 28th-29th October 2022.