Our seminar “A Ponderous Hush: the Poetics and Politics of Silence” approaches silence in a way that can synthesize and deconstruct the overlaps between silence as a concept and as an act, aiming to confront silence's poetics and politics. In an attempt to disengage the topic from views which forefront silence's negativity (as in the "unsayable" or semantic contents which lie outside the sufficient operations of language), we want to interrogate silence as "tacere"/"Schweigen" (the voluntary act of remaining quiet) and "silere"/"Stille" (the absence of sound).
The process that is central to the development of language is the critical encounter between different groups (marked by their "physical, cognitive, neurological differences," as NeMLA's note on "resilience" suggests) in possession of different kinds of valuation in the course of which "certain words, tones, rhythms, meanings are offered, felt for, tested, confirmed, asserted, qualified, changed" (Keywords 12). This process of evolution/metamorphosis, as demonstrated by Raymond Williams in his Keywords, is often accelerated in periods of unprecedented crisis.
We seek presentations on any aspect of teaching the eighteenth-century within a global context. Presentations might focus on strategies for teaching transcultural and transnational encounters; travel, trade, or colonialism; eighteenth-century world literatures; or any text or set of texts—written, oral, visual, aural, or material—that “globalizes” students’ engagement with the eighteenth century. We welcome presentations on the teaching of subject matter that exposes, interrogates, unsettles, decenters, or displaces a Eurocentric world view.
October 24, 2022, is the extended deadline.
Due to staffing and scheduling changes at ChLAQ, this special issue has been pushed back to Summer 2024. The deadline for submissions has therefore changed to November 1, 2023.
Laughter is a physical manifestation or, as Jean-Luc Nancy wrote, it is “a body shaken by a thought that is not possible”. In a performance of conceptual poetry you hear as much laughter as in a stand-up comedy performance. However, in the academic world, conceptual writing has been treated mainly as a rational endeavor or a cerebral and intellectual exercise. Enthusiasts and critics alike have often read conceptualist works very seriously.
The Southern Humanities Conference, 2023
Call for Papers
Conference Theme: Myths and Mythmaking
San Antonio, Texas, January 26-29, 2023
The Southern Humanities Conference offers an opportunity for scholars, artists, writers, musicians,
performers, and humanists of all kinds to share their knowledge, research, work, and experiences in an
interdisciplinary, welcoming, and engaging intellectual space.
The modern world is redolent with myths, mythologies, and mythmakers in various guises. Myths are
The Department of English and American Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of Masaryk University are pleased to announce a call for papers for their interdisciplinary conference held in Brno, Czech Republic on two full conference days on 25–26 November 2022.
Women of the World:
Literature, Language, and Translation
The Faculty of Education, Alexandria University, Egypt cordially invites you to attend its international conference on “Women of the World: Literature, Language, and Translation.” It is an onsite conference that will take place between March 9th- 11th 2023.
Educational Technology Quarterly (ETQ, Educ. Technol. Q) is a Diamond Open Access peer-reviewed journal focused on the ways in which digital technology can enhance education. ETQ welcomes research papers on the pedagogical uses of digital technology where the focus is broad enough to be of interest to a wider education community.
In addition to empirical work, we welcome systematic reviews and meta-analyses that include clear research questions, a framework of analysis, and conclusions that reflect the aims of the paper. ETQ also offers the opportunity to publish special issues or sections to reflect current interest and research in topical or developing areas.
Universities increasingly recognize the value of connecting students to local communities to promote concepts of care: volunteerism, problem-solving, stewardship. What role does literature play in place-based community engagement? How does reading or writing ‘literatures of place’ (regional or environmental literature, travel or nature writing, ecopoetry) connect students to a place and contribute to place-based solutions?
Call for Papers: ACLA 2023 seminar
Editors: A.D. Boynton, II (U of Kansas), Joanna Davis-McElligatt (U of North Texas), and Kristen Reynolds (U of Minnesota - Twin Cities)
[abstract deadline extended]
54th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2023, in Niagara Falls, New York
Call for papers
The Women’s Network of the European Association for American Studies invites contributions to the interdisciplinary symposium titled
Access to Equality: Reproductive Justice in the United States
Cfp Between XIV.26 (November 2023), Images and representations of work in literature and visual culture
Edited by Raul Calzoni (University of Bergamo) and Valentina Serra (University of Cagliari)
Submission deadline: 2023-03-31 (Friday)
Estimated review response: 2023-07-31
Publication date: 2023-11-30 (Wednesday)
The topic proposed for the next thematic issue of «Between» is the artistic, literary and visual representation of work and its imagery, its conflicts and often utopian potential to revolutionize society.
Eighth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium
University of Washington
March 31 - April 1, 2023
Submission deadline: November 30, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Douglas S. Ishii
Additional Faculty Participation by Eva Cherniavsky, Monika Kaup, Melanie Walsh
Literary Druid is a journal that destinies to foster research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich the English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.
The Fan Culture & Theory Area of the PCA offers a venue for fan scholars from across the globe to share their research and exchange ideas on this growing field. Papers on all of the many aspects of the topic are invited. The following list of past and possible topics is extensive but not exhaustive:
Organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati, the Graduate Research Meet is one of the largest multidisciplinary conferences in North East India. The 8th edition of GRM will be held on 6 and 7 January 2023 . This conference brings together research scholars from various sub-disciplines in Humanities and Social Sciences. The focus theme for this year's GRM is Humanities & Social Sciences in Transition: Perspectives, Exchanges, and Translations .
The Hungarian Society for the Study of English (HUSSE) and the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Miskolc invite participants to submit 250-word proposals for panels, workshops, and 20-minute presentations in all areas of English Studies for the upcoming
16th Biennial HUSSE Conference
to be hosted by the University of Miskolc, Hungary, 26-28 January 2023.
On May 2, 2022, a draft decision leaked from the US Supreme Court confirmed what many had feared: that the highest US court was set to overturn the 1973 decision Roe vs. Wade and roll back protections governing women’s rights. Almost immediately after, appointment books and clinics began to close in multiple US states. This situation was far from isolated; in the U.K., pandemic gains for women in access to early at-home abortion will roll back on August 29th, 2022. As these and other examples from around the world demonstrate, the present moment appears to be one of regression and regulation.
In partnership with Johns Hopkins’ University’s The Hopkins Review, the authors of Public Feminism in Times of Crisis: From Sappho's Fragments to Global Hashtags, Leila Easa and Jennifer Stager, are putting together a folio on the relationships and tensions between the singular and the collective as explored in poetry, visual art, scholarship, and theory, among other genres. We are particularly interested in the power of the collective as a much-needed source of activist intervention.
Call for Papers: Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
IMPACT: The 30th Anniversary Issue
Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library together with its partners invites you to the XXII scientific conference "A Story of History Preservers: Retrospective, Present, and Future Possibilities of Research on the History of Memory Institutions", dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library.
The history of any institution is a story that records how the institution emerged, developed and changed over time, what functions it performed and what place it occupied among other organizational structures of society. Without knowing the history of institutions, it is impossible to successfully create visions and strategies for their future activities.
Subject: Call for Papers: Confluence at CEA 2023
Call for Papers, Confluence at CEA 2023
March 30-April 1, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio | 205 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Confluence for our 53nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
The specific objectives of the Seminar are as follows:
- Analyze literary and visual narratives in relation to popular culture.
- Think critically about cultural discourses of human experiences and expressions and to produce close readings of literary and cultural texts.
- Explore more fully the dynamics of popular culture represented through literature within the context of contemporary theory and more traditional discourses.
- Validate a larger socio-cultural context and avenue for understanding popular culture through contemporary literature.
British Association for Romantic Studies 'Romantic Boundaries' Early Career and Postgraduate Conference
University of Edinburgh
15-16 June 2023
Professor Penny Fielding (University of Edinburgh)
Dr Andrew Hodgson (University of Birmingham)
This collection of critical essays explores how contemporary British authors engage with the theme of crisis in their fiction (as apparent in novels and short stories by Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, Graham Swift, Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Pat Barker, Martin Amis, among others.)
‘Crisis’ can be investigated not only as informing any aspect of fiction involving sociopolitical and cultural systems, but also as a mode of challenge to established power structures and modes of representation across narrative traditions.
Submissions should focus on one or more of the aforementioned major contemporary British authors (though you are welcome to propose additional British authors who explore the theme of crisis).
Northeast Modern Language Association 2023 Panel: "Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man in the 21st Century"
Praised by generations of writers and thinkers, Ralph Ellison’s canonical novel Invisible Man remains deeply relevant. As we approach the thirtieth anniversary of Ellison’s passing, this panel will assess how Ellison’s landmark novel continues to be discussed, represented, and taught in the 21st Century.
How has Invisible Man taken on new meanings in the age of post-Obama, Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, COVID-19, and ongoing climate change?
What influence has Ellison’s work had on later generations of writers?
How do we situate Ellison’s opus in his corpus and/or the canon of American letters?