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
LINGUACULTURE, vol. 14, no. 2, December 2023
Issue editors: Sorina Ciobanu & Patricia Rodríguez-Inés
Ever since the early days of applied linguistics, LSP studies, and functional approaches, the notion of text genre has been pervasive in translation studies. However, it is only in recent years that generic features and their treatment in translation have gained a more prominent position among the researchers’ interests (e.g. B.J. Woodstein, Translation and Genre, Cambridge University Press, 2022).
Edited volume titled “Muslim Queer Imaginaries in South Asian Literatures” (To be published as a part of the Routledge Book Series South Asian Literature in Focus)
Editors: Muhammad Safdar
BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus (Routledge, Global Edition)
Series Editors: Goutam Karmakar, Puspa Damai, Payel Pal, Deimantas Valančiūnas
Volume to be Published in November of 2023
The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) is eager to announce a Call for Papers for our fourth volume.
The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies is a double-blind peer reviewed, open-access journal published by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. JAMS is dedicated to publishing scholarly works concerning anime, manga, cosplay, and the fandom surrounding these areas. As an open-access journal, JAMS aims to reach an audience of scholars both inside and outside the academe, encouraging public engagement through the digital humanities.
Graduate students and early career scholars (who have received their degrees in the last eight years) are invited to apply to the Dickinson Critical Institute to take place 1-5 PM on Thursday July 20, 2023, in Amherst, Massachusetts on the day before the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS) Annual Meeting. The Critical Institute provides an opportunity for participants to workshop critical essays, chapters, or conference papers in small seminars with established Dickinson scholars. Following these seminars, participants will gather for a large-group discussion of grant and award opportunities, publishing, and other professional development topics.
Call for Contributions
RSAJournal #34 (2023)
Special Section on
Posthumanism and Environmental Poetics in American Literature
Call for Papers - Creature Redux: Considering the Pasts, Presents, and Futures of Chimera in Fiction and Popular Culture
Animals are the quotidian absolute Other. They are not inherently horrifying, dangerous, or invasive; nor do they have designs to usurp or subjugate humanity. In his lecture-turned-book The Animal That Therefore I Am, Derrida critiques the use of the word “animal” to describe an almost limitless array of creatures. “Animal” becomes a catch-all term for everything that is otherwise than human–and not the biological entity, but a specific, constructed hegemonic entity.
Religious Allusions and Expressions in Arabic Literature in English Translation
Call for Submissions Deadline: February 10, 2023
I’m reaching out on behalf of McMaster University and Virginia Commonwealth University. ‘Ready Avatar One’, a four-day in-person and online gathering centred around avataring practices and mixed-reality performance, taking place March 14-17, 2023.
Call for Submission:
Edited Collection: Barbie and Material Culture
For the centennial of Si le grain ne meurt we welcome papers on Gide’s autobiographical writings, potentially alongside works by his contemporaries (Colette, Proust…). 250-300-word proposals in French or English to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17 March 2023.
This session is organized by the Association des Amis d’André Gide at the Modern Language Association Convention (4-7 January 2024, Philadelphia)
Writers and critics have in recent years hailed for a “return” of realism to the literary arena with revised notions of what constitutes realist representation to take account of the experiences that are unique to our new era, e.g. “speculative realism”, “metonymic realism”, “ecocritical realism”, and “quantum realism”, to name just a few. Indeed, realism has neverbeen away from the academic limelight despite its accused naivety in aspiring to represent reality objectively, unabashed interpellation of readers into dominant ideologies or as a symptom of the waning of affect in late capitalism.
This special session welcomes submissions on any aspect of childhood insecurity. Abstracts addressing film and image studies are especially welcome. By July 1st, 2023, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Meghan Hodges, Louisiana State University, at email@example.com
CALL FOR PAPERS -- EAA 2023 -- BELFAST
Alexander D'Alisera and Christina Cowart-Smith invite abstract submission to session #331 ("The Experience of Stone: Materiality, Landscape, Expression") 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 organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Session Title and Number:
#331. The Experience of Stone: Materiality, Landscape, Expression
The 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference, April 28-29, 2023
Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago
"Causes explain because causes make the difference between the phenomenon occurring and its not occurring. This is connected to the idea of control, since we control effects through causes that make a difference, causes without which the effect would not occur."
-Peter Lipton, What Good is an Explanation?
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Isobel Armstrong’s field-defining Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics (1993; 2nd edition 2019). This roundtable seeks to mark the occasion by gathering a diverse range of panelists at the 2023 NAVSA conference in Bloomington, IN (Nov. 9-11) to discuss the volume’s lasting impact. How has Armstrong’s study influenced your own work? How has it shaped the field as a whole? What aspects of the book have yet to receive the full recognition they deserve? What are the gaps or oversights in the first and second editions that need to be acknowledged?
FEMSPEC JOURNAL has extended its deadline for submissions for the Spring 2023 issue until January 31th, 2022.
Scholarly submissions that focus on myth, women’s science fiction, super-natural, and fantasy texts or those that utilize feminist, speculative, fantasy, and mythic methodologies and theories are welcome.
Creative work is also solicited. All published works, scholarly or creative, are peer-reviewed.
Please note that all contributors must subscribe to the journal but that reduced fees are available to graduate students and independent scholars.