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.
Dickens Fellowship Annual Conference 2023
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Dickens Fellowship Annual Conference for 2023 will take place in London, at Barnard’s Inn, over the period 26-29 July. The Conference theme is ‘Dickens, Law and Disorder’.
Dante Alighieri expressed the transcendence of the human condition beyond its limitations through the verb trasumanar in Paradiso 1. It is rare evidence that Alighieri had thought of a kind of "transhuman" change in the early 1300s. In the past years, we witnessed the change raised by the feminist movements, especially the last wave called ''transfeminism'', which pointed out how ''being human'' it is not enough for the subjectivities in order to be recognized by politics. For this reason, the word ''posthuman'' was used to show how monsters can be active participants in our society, being part of us.
CALL FOR PAPERS -- EAA 2023 -- BELFAST
Avner Goldstein and Eleanor March invite abstract submission to session #107 ("The Materiality of Religion on the Atlantic Edge") at the 2023 annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Belfast. Please see the text below for further details. Any questions may be addressed to the main session organiser at email@example.com.
Session Title and Number:
#107. The Materiality of Religion on the Atlantic Edge
Avner Goldstein (Boston College, USA)
Eleanor March (University of Exeter, UK)
9 February 2023
20-22 September 2023, Warsaw, Poland
This is the 8th QAQV biennial conference abut the first in-person meeting since the outbreak of the pandemic. To celebrate that, we would like to focus on the perceptions of and relationships between body, mind and spirituality in 18th- and 19th-century British literature and culture and their contemporary rewritings.
We encourage proposals considering diverse forms of cultural expression, including literature, poetry, theatre, the arts, film, fashion, and performativity, as well as a range of social, geographical and historical contexts.
Discussions around reproduction in the contemporary era have usually been bound up with debates around abortion rights and pro-life/pro-choice campaigns. From the UK’s proposals to create buffer zones at abortion clinics to prevent protests, to increased legalisation of abortion rights in several Latin American countries over recent years. Yet the conflict between continued restrictions in some countries and the relaxing of abortion laws in others continue to dominate the debate.
Inspired by its 2023 exhibition Women in Science, the American Philosophical Society is organizing two international conferences that will explore the history of women in science, the present state of science and society, and the opportunities to create a more inclusive and diverse practice of science. The Society’s first gathering will focus on the themes “achievements and barriers,” while the second will focus on “opportunities.” Both conferences aim to examine these themes from historical, contemporary, and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Call for Papers: Deciphering censorship. From regulation to the production of invisibilities, from the archive to the Internet: an interdisciplinary approach Lisbon, National Library of Portugal, September 7th and 8th, 2023. According to search trends on Google, the Portuguese/Spanish word “censura” and “censorship” in English portray the importance of their correlation with social media platforms, (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and famous young women in Latin languages (Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Emma Watson and Lindsay Lohan are on Top 20 correlated searches, between 2004-2022).
This workshop is part of the 54th Annual Congress of the French Association of American Studies which will take place at the University of Bourgogne in Dijon, France, from May 23rd to the 26th, 2023 (https://afea.fr/dijon2023/). The theme of this year's congress is "Voices, Sounds, Noises, Silences." This particular workshop is organized by a trio of researchers (Florence Cabaret, Sylvaine Bataille and Jessica Thrasher) from the University of Rouen - Normandy.
MLA 2024 (Philadelphia, PA, January 4-7)
20th-Century BIPOC Writers for Young Adults: Re-casting the History of the Genre
Call for Chapter: (Re)considering Turkish Theatre in the Republic’s Centenary, İstanbul University Press “100th Anniversary of Republic” series.
Editors: Prof. Dr. İhsan Kerem Karaboğa, İstanbul University
Asst. Prof. Nilgün Firidinoğlu Tiryaki, İstanbul University
We are pleased to announce our call for book proposal (Re)considering Turkish Theatre in the Republic’s Centenary for the Istanbul University Press “100th Anniversary of Republic” series.
When we look at the works on Turkish Theatre written after the proclamation of the Republic, it is seen that great importance is attached to anniversaries.
The Historical Institute of the University of Wrocław, Poland (HI UWr), the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History at the University of Luxembourg (C2DH), Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre, the International Federation for Public History, and the Commission for Public History of the Committee of Historical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences invite students, PhD candidates and practitioners to participate in the sixth Public History Summer School to be held in hybrid format (on-site and on-line), 12-16 June 2023.
Editors Marybeth and David Baggett (Houston Christian University) are currently soliciting chapters for The Routledge Companion to C. S. Lewis, which is under contract and in process. The volume will consist of thirty or so chapters of roughly 8,000 words each. Together these entries will explore the breadth and depth of Lewis’s literary, apologetic, and scholarly work and grapple with his continued relevance.
Critical conversations concerned with ecosystems often relate to various geos (-logies, -graphies, etc.), the anthropocene, and the techno-industrial. Yet, as Elizabeth Povinelli astutely questions, “[have] we become so entranced by the image of power working through life [namely biopolitics and its variations] that we haven’t noticed the new problems, figures, strategies and concepts emerging all around us…?” (4). The fluidity of ‘systems’ - whether they be ecological, political, social, etc.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/202/2023
CAAS 2023: WEST BY NORTHEAST, 22-24 September 2023
“West by Northeast” is an interdisciplinary conference, hosted by Mount Saint Vincent University and the Canadian Association for American Studies. It will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia in K'jipuktuk, part of Mi'kma'ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq, on 22-24 September 2023.
In the wake of his death in 2021, tributes emphasised how Sondheim’s creations were not only a postmodern challenge to the hummable tunes of traditional musical theatre and conventional simplicities of staging and plot, but also to expected ideas of the musical theatre protagonist. Writing in The Atlantic, Sophie Gilbert expressed the audience’s love for Sondheim as a response to how his work ‘takes the typically unseen… and forces them into the spotlight’.
Literary theory has contributed towards the recovery of marginalised narratives and discourses in literature during the last three decades. The word, ‘minor’ has acquired a resonance of its own in the context of ‘national’ literature which tends to be part of a ‘great tradition’. Against such a background, the recovery of diverse indigenous traditions has become an important task of comparative studies of literature. Nations emerged as ‘imagined’ communities. However, nation-states were not ‘imagined’ in the crucible of prolonged struggles of anti-colonial resistance in Asia, Africa and Latin America, but were born of the political exigencies of imperial powers.
A Science fiction panel for the “Voices, Sounds, Noises, Silences” 2023 AFEA Conference
(French Association of North American Studies)
University of Burgundy, Dijon, France, 24-26 May
” In space no one can hear you scream“, or can they? »
DANIÈLE ANDRÉ AND GWENTHALYN ENGÉLIBERT
LA ROCHELLE UNIVERSITY — UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN BRITTANY
Deadline extended to January 31, 2023
The Seventeenth International Conference of
the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)
20-21 October 2023
Chinese Culture University
Call for Papers
Harmony and Chaos: The Dialectics of Order and Disorder
Literary Imaginaries of Human Rights
Call for Papers
Strange Things: Alternatives, Imaginaries, and Other(world)s
20th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dates: Friday March 24th – Saturday March 25th, 2023
The Departments of Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies, and the Centre for Theory and Criticism at Western University, Canada invite your submissions to our
2023 Graduate Student Conference
Travel Light: Apprehending Being on the Move
Call for Abstracts for Edited Volume - Mormonism in Romantic and Victorian Print Culture
Type: Call for Papers
Deadline for Submissions: April 1, 2023
Subject Fields: History of the Book / History of Literature and Culture / Print Culture / Religious Studies/ Gender Studies / Transatlanticism / Romanticism / Victorian Studies
Mormonism in Romantic and Victorian Print Culture
(Edited by Abby Clayton and Colby Townsend)
‘…for women within oppressed groups who have contained so many feelings–despair, rage, anguish–who do not speak, as poet Audre Lorde writes, “for fear our words will not be heard nor welcomed,” coming to voice is an act of resistance. Speaking becomes both a way to engage in active self-transformation and a rite of passage where one moves from being object to being subject.’
Special session "Imaging Natural Disaster in the Renaissance."
Submissions are invited for a session on "Imaging Natural Disaster in the Renaissance " at the South-Central Renaissance Conference to be held April 27-29 at the University of California-Berkeley.
Stony Brook University
35th Annual English Graduate Conference
February 17th, 2023
“Pay(ing) Attention: Narratives of Notoriety and Fame”
“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”― Mary Oliver, “Yes! No!”
“While fame impedes and constricts, obscurity wraps about a man like a mist” —Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography
The Margaret Fuller Society will sponsor two panels at the 34th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held 25–28 May 2023 at The Westin Copley Place in Boston. Please help us circulate these calls far and wide across your circles of shared interest.
Foundations for the "World at Large": Women Authors and Their Homes
"No home can be healthful in which are not cherished seeds of good for the world at large."
—Margaret Fuller, New-York Tribune, 12 December 1844