Crossings is a new, open-access undergraduate interdisciplinary research journal at Swarthmore College that provides a forum for discourse on feminist theory and scholarship. The title is inspired by M. Jacqui Alexander’s Pedagogies of Crossing, which takes as its basis the concept of the Middle Passage, the Crossing, to understand Black transnational feminism’s erosion of boundaries —disciplinary conventions, respectability politics, national borders, and bodies that are gendered, sexualized, and racialized, among others kinds of categories— in relation to empire and postmodernity.
It has been around 40 years since Vito Russo wrote the pioneering book The Celluloid Closet (1981) that catalogued the long painful history of gay representation in Hollywood film. The Celluloid Closet was produced during the AIDS epidemic and was one of many texts that drew attention to the lack of gay representation both before the 1980s and catalogued the changes that were occurring in gay media representation at the time. Lesbian representation has been historically represented by invisibility though was also impacted by the change in representation that the AIDS epidemic started. Gay male representation was always problematic while lesbians were invisible and heavily affected by the stigma of AIDS at this time.
The 7th Annual Global Souths Conference
An Interdisciplinary Conference organized by the English Graduate Student Association, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
CALL FOR PAPERS
Conference Theme: “Face to Place”
March 23-25, 2023 ● University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Boston, May 25-28. We are interested in abstracts that examine the influence of Charles Olson and/or other Black Mountain Poets on poetic practices and their developments up to the present. A variety of poets took up the innovative practices of figures like Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Robert Duncan, John Wieners, and others associated with Black Mountain. How have the practices of this fundamentally important school of poetics been extended, transformed, and/or resisted by other poets?
The Postwar Area Literature Group invites submissions on the following postwar + contemporary topics for the 2023 American Literature Association Conference, which will be held in Boston, MA from May 25-28, 2023. Please send abstracts by January 15th, 2023 to Jacqueline Foertsch at Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postwar Gothics – Discussions of post-WWII poetry, drama, or prose that draws on the romance/horror tradition are welcome. The uncanny in postwar literature; states of uncertainty or indeterminacy in postwar literature; violence, haunting, or nightmare in postwar literature.
Call for chapter contributions to proposed book on The Who’s Tommy:
See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me: Tommy, Rock Opera and Twentieth Century Britain
Edited by Keith Gildart and Benjamin Halligan
International Conference: “Infrastructures of Racism and the Contours of Black Vitality and Resistance.”
University of Torino (Italy), 23-25 March 2023
The Humanities Center at Texas Tech Annual Conference 2023:
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
April 28-29, 2023
Dr. Rebekah Lee,
Associate Professor of African Studies,
Author of Health, Healing and Illness in African History (2021) &
African Women and Apartheid: Gender and Urbanisation in Southern Africa (2009)
Call for Papers:
Margaret Fuller: Westward to the Lakes, Eastward to Europe
In keeping with HERA’s mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplinary studies, we invite presentations for the 2023 conference. Submissions are encouraged from educators at all levels (including undergraduate and graduate students) as well as all those with an interest in the arts and humanities.
Undergraduate Diversity Prize: A prize of $500 will be awarded to the best undergraduate conference paper that addresses race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.
Undergraduate Research Prize
The term “gaslighting” has reentered the popular lexicon with a vengeance in recent years, appearing in countless news stories and opinion pieces on the subjects of sex, race, politics, medicine, and emotional abuse. It refers to “the experience of having your reality repeatedly challenged by someone who holds more power than you do,” as one Washington Postcolumn recently articulated it. Such pieces often note that the term is drawn from a specific twentieth-century source text: George Cukor’s 1944 film Gaslight, based on Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play of the same name, which tells the story of a sadistic husband actively working to make his wife believe she is losing her mind.
Translating Travel Writing in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
French/British Connections and Continuums
Centre de Recherches sur les Littératures et la Sociopoétique (CELIS)
Institut d’Histoire des Représentations et des Idées dans les Modernités (IHRIM)
Société d’étude de la Littérature de Voyage du Monde Anglophone (SELVA
19th-20th October, 2023
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
We are excited to announce that submissions for the GCLR graduate conference LANDSCAPE & GARDEN IN ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM are now open. The graduate conference will be held in person at UCSB on Saturday, May 27, 2023.
We are currently accepting proposals from graduate students, postdoctoral, and emergent scholars from UCSB and other institutions who are interested in giving a 20-minute paper. Please send a title and abstract to email@example.com with the subject line "Landscape & Garden" by March 3, 2022.
Polyglot Pages in Early Modern England (c.1500-1700)
Editors: Agnès Lafont - Charlotte Coffin
Series: Polyglot Encounters in Early Modern Britain, https://www.brepols.net/series/peemb
Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): February 15, 2023
Deadline for essay submission (6000-8000 words): September 15, 2023
Call for Papers
Chapter for "The Multisensorial Animal" section in Creaturely Fear: Animality and Horror Cinema
CALL FOR PAPERS
Projecting the Past and Recalling the Future: Orienting the Self in Time
15th annual Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
April 7-8, 2023
Keynote lecture to be delivered by: Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Denison University
The Department of Childhood Studies and the Gender Studies Program at Rutgers University- Camden invite proposals for “The Girl in Theory,” a virtual symposium to be held March 29-31, 2023.
Call for Applications: Colby Book Nominations
The Robert and Vineta Colby Prize is intended to honor original book-length scholarship about Victorian periodicals and newspapers, of the kind that Robert and Vineta Colby themselves produced during their careers. The annual prize is awarded to a book published during the preceding year that most advances our understanding of the nineteenth-century British press.
See https://rs4vp.org/awards/colby-prize/ for more details.
The Curran Fellowships are travel and research grants intended to aid scholars studying 19th-century British magazines and newspapers in making use of primary print and archival sources. Generally, multiple awards are given each year. The fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the late Eileen Curran, Professor Emerita of English, Colby College, and inspired by her pioneering research on Victorian periodicals.
See https://rs4vp.org/awards/curran-fellowship/ for more details.
Call For Submissions – Creative Collection - Fears and Phobias – Sunderland Creative Press (University of Sunderland)
Tip-tap on your window, a nightmare comes to taunt you. It starts slowly, softly, building intensity through the dead of night. A thunderbolt of fright strikes through you; you tremble under the covers alone in the dark with creatures of the night, the perpetrators of your restless, anxiety-ridden slumber. Are you brave enough to explore fear a little closer? If you are, then we want to hear about which monsters lurk in your closet, and even the ones that hide under your bed and inside your head.
As Russia began its invasion of Ukraine earlier this year, we saw a massive outpouring of
support and statements of solidarity from different corners of the globe. This news brought
conflict to the fore of white, US- and Euro-centric consciousness in a way that Palestine,
Kashmir, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Armenia had failed to do. This impulse to
selectively engage and empathize invites a careful consideration of which conflicts find space
and articulation in particular discourses and, perhaps more importantly, which do not. We invite
you to think with us on conflict - excavate the ways in which it challenges or reinforces
Call for Close-Up Submissions A Wide Shot: Expanding the Frame on Melvin Van Peebles
Empathy and the Teaching of Writing
The 26th Annual Summer Conference of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
of the National Council of Teachers of English
YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO, June 15-18, 2023
“If we see each other in each other’s eyes…the walls of Jericho can come tumbling down!”
The graduate school 'Authority and Trust' (GKAT) at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies welcomes submissions for their conference "Practicing Trust and Authority" to take place in Heidelberg (Germany) on May 11-13, 2023. Submission deadline is February 5, 2023.
Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our website: www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de/gkat/2023conference.html
“Politics is commonly viewed as the practice of power or the embodiment of collective wills and interests and the enactment of collective ideas.”
“The syntagma ‘politics of literature’ means that literature ‘does’ politics as literature…”
-Jacques Rancière, “The Politics of Literature” (2010)
For an upcoming special issue of MFS on "Women Thinking in Public," we seek essays that illuminate the way that fiction itself can serve as a mode of public intellectualism, as both depiction and enactment of women thinking, attending to the connections between gendered expression, the forms of thought, and the forms of fiction. For the full CFP, please visit:
You’ll find the full CFP below, but there are a few updates and details worth noting
- Submissions will now be accepted on a rolling basis with a submission cutoff date of January 15 2023.
- We still welcome undergraduate submissions for a poster session of student work
- To ensure an accessible conference experience, the conference will accept digital/hybrid paper presentations, which will be shared with the live audience of in-person attendees. Plenary events will be livestream for access by registered attendees.
Call For Papers
2023 Steinbeck Conference: “Reading, Teaching, and Translating Steinbeck”
March 22-24, 2023
San José State University, San José CA