* Please note: This Creative Writing panel will be part of the SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia Nov. 9-11, 2023.
Toxic Ecologies of the Global South: Panel, NeMLA 2024
Boston, MA, March 7-10, 2024, https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html
Shouldn’t the World Bank be encouraging more migration of the dirty industries to the LDCs (less developed countries)? … I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to that… I’ve always thought that under-populated countries in Africa are vastly under-polluted. (Lawrence Summers, chief economic advisor to the IMF, 1991).
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 50 No. 2 | September 2024
Call for Papers
Current Comparative Literary Studies in East Asia
Yu-lin Lee (Academia Sinica)
Woosung Kang (Seoul National University)
Deadline for Submissions: December 30, 2023
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 50 No. 1 | March 2024
Call for Papers
Transcultural Thought and the Planetary Emergency
Hannes Bergthaller (National Taiwan Normal University)
Yen-Ling Tsai (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University)
Deadline for Submissions: July 31, 2023
Matter Really Matters: Materialism in Nineteenth-Century Literature
British and Global Anglophone Panel Session
55th Northeast MLA (NeMLA) Annual Conference
March 7-10, 2024 Boston, Massachusetts
This panel will focus on cultural representations of social reproduction. Social reproduction theory developed from a Marxist-feminist concern for typically-unwaged labor performed outside the traditional workplace, demonstrating how this “invisible” work is necessary for the reproduction of a capitalist workforce and social relations as well as the maintenance of life itself.
This collection calls for abstracts of 250-500 words for essays concerning social issues in The Andy Griffith Show, which aired from 1960-1968. Social issues may concern the following topics but not necessarily limited to them:
Alternate femininities and masculinities
Competing rivalries among women
Construction of femininity and masculinity
Cultural outsiders in Mayberry
Depictions of the Appalachia region and population
Dialects/accents and other sociolinguistic issues among the characters
Elitism and exclusivity
Stereotypes of women in society
Charlotte Beyer, University of Gloucestershire
Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth
Sean Matthews, University of Nottingham
Special Issue Consultants:
David Brian Howard, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University
Merritt Moseley, University of North Carolina, Asheville
Rebecca Nesvet, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Home Editor: Adriana Neagu, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies (published online by the Open Library of Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London) seeks reviews of recent publications, including autobiographies, memoirs, letters, and so on. Word length: 1000-1500 words. Citation style: Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (author/date). Once accepted, you will be asked to register on our website, which will also give you access to our house style sheet. Expected online publication of volume 6 is December 2023. Please get in touch with short proposals and questions. Robert_P_Ward@brown.edu.
Dear artists and writers,
We are thrilled to announce the upcoming issue of our art magazine, where we will delve into the theme of home and its multifaceted manifestations. Home, a concept that intertwines with our identities and experiences, holds a distinct place in our hearts and minds.
Call for Organisers:
BSLS Winter Symposium 2023
An Online Event
Proposals due by 31 July
The British Society for Literature and Science seeks organisers for its annual Winter Symposium, a one-day PGR/ECR-led event on a specific theme proposed by the organisers. This year, the BSLS members at the annual conference expressed particular interest in themes of Scale, and Alternate Histories, but we encourage potential organisers to move forward with any theme associated with literature and science.
Formulas in Medieval Culture 6, 2024
The sixth edition of the biennial conference on Formulas in Medieval Culture will take place on June 18-20, 2024 and will be hosted by Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne in collaboration with Université du Mans.
The event will take place in a major medieval site: the city of Troyes. It will provide scholars with an opportunity to engage further in an interdisciplinary reflection on the concept of formulaicity and to examine what exactly the word ‘formula’ means in different research fields.
Latin American ARTivism: Promoting Anti-Racism Action Via Art and Activism
2023 saw a surge of wildflower blooms in an historic superbloom in California following an unusually wet winter after years of extreme drought in the state. On the other end of the spectrum, years of drought, excessive heat, and denser vegetation have made wildfires not only more likely to occur, but to rapidly spread out of control, which led to almost $12 billion in damage across the United States in 2022. In the anthropocene, nature lends itself to narratives of both excess and surplus, but also of extreme deficit, and the language which is used in policy documents, news stories, and fictional narratives provide a space in which both extremes come under a microscope.
Calling all Paul Auster fans to propose presentations for a roundtable discussion on all things Auster.
Do you want to do a scholarly reading of one or more of his novels? Would you like to do an analysis of any of his films? Are you thinking of doing a close reading of one of his poems? Do you just want to tell us why you love Auster’s work? We’d love to hear it!
Would you like to talk about…
Old stuff? (The New York Trilogy, The Music of Chance, Mr. Vertigo)?
New stuff? (4 3 2 1, Burning Boy)?
Borrowed stuff? (Squeeze Play…his early novel in which he borrowed a style/genre that didn’t quite work out for him)?
Blue stuff? (Blue in the Face)?
19th of January, 2024 – Université Paris Cité
‘Fantasies of France : Exploring Transatlantic Misunderstandings from the 18th Century to the Present Days’
‘Correct understanding is a particular instance of misunderstanding.’ – A. Culioli
Keywords: transatlantic circulation, cosmopolitanism, reception, translation, expatriation
This open invitation calls for authors to submit 500-750 word abstracts for Peitho’s Summer 2024 Special Issue: “Small and Subtle Feminisms: Reconsidering Who or What Is Feminist Enough.”
Fungus is everywhere. From the parasitical infection at the core of HBO’s The Last of Us, which has sprung a viral interest in cordyceps and other killer fungi, to Jeff VanderMeer’s Ambergris and Southern Reach trilogies, and even Michael Sarnoski’s 2021 truffle-centered drama Pig, mushrooms, spores, superbugs populate discourse, real and fictional.
Media & Jornalismo, an internationally recognized and Portuguese pioneer journal in the field of Media and Journalism Studies (indexed in Scopus and ERIH Plus), invites the national and international scientific community to submit articles that fall within the thematic scope of the journal and to submit proposals for the organization of special issues.
This call for papers and proposals for thematic issues is related to the editorial changes that Media & Journalism is implementing and that will come into full force in 2024:
The convergence of critical masculinity studies with postcolonial theory aims to interrogate discourses that created hegemonic and binary categories that in turn became eventual grounds for the historical racialization of gender and sexuality, as well as the gendering and sexualization of race. Following palimpsestic models of narrativization, this session seeks to problematize the layerings and shifting stratigraphies of power that obscure, erase, or overwrite the specific experiences that underpin notions of Asian masculinity and male identity as represented in various forms of literature and media.
What makes a monster? While monsters take on multiple forms—vampires, werewolves, cannibals, demons, the undead, and the uncanny, to name a few—societies from all over the world remain collectively enamored by the mystery, danger, and grotesquerie of monsters. Monsters and monstrosity inhabit cultural imaginaries as much as historic landscapes, insofar as such concepts construct, explain, or critique “the vulnerable, pathetic fantasy we distort in our simultaneous search for love and property… [t]he mystery we eliminate to create the revolt of simple things, goods, that desire mystery” (William Carlos Williams).
Syndemic Motherhood: Exploring American Epidemics through Engaged and Applied Arts, a case study anthology, explores how various artistic practices and processes have been instrumental in processing, sharing, and learning about the intersectional epidemics unique to US-Americans and their experiences in motherhood. Issues related to social inequity such as gun violence, healthcare access, the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty, and childcare converge to create challenging circumstances for women and mothers in the United States. The arts provide a malleable yet rigorous framework to unpack these issues publicly.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 30 June 2023
Foreign Bodies: Becoming Apart, Becoming a Part in Contemporary British Literature
12-13 0ctober, 2023
International conference EMMA (EA741)
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier3 - Site Saint Charles
Organizers: Katia Marcellin and Carine Nibakure
Keynote speakers: Professor Catherine Bernard (Université Paris-Cité)and Harry Parker (author of Anatomy of a Soldier and Hybrid Humans)
The climate crisis posits a major threat to the anthropocene regardless of geopolitical boundaries. However, Eurocentric discourses seldom acknowledge the resource exploitation that fuels climate change. This panel seeks to explore works of literature that highlight such instances of resource exploitation in the postcolony vis-à-vis the ideas of security and insecurity in the times of an emergent climate crisis. With a special focus on the specters of neocolonialism that threaten the security of postcolonial ecospheres, this panel seeks to decolonize the discourses of climate change that refuse to address the role played by Western ideology and capital in the rendering insecure of ecologies in the postcolony.
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Call for Papers
Theorising Gender in the Context of Cultural Limitations: A Series of Book Chapters on Contemporary Indian Writing in English
CALL FOR PAPERS
Rhetorical Circulation for Social Justice
(A Panel of 55th NeMLA Annual Convention|March 7-10, 2024| Boston, MA)
Abstract submission link: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20607
Submission deadline: September 30, 2023
The intersection of the digital and environmental humanities speaks to our current moment: we live in a world in flux, experiencing a changing climate we seek to explain by digital models. As we use new technology to interact with and understand the “natural” world, scholars and activists also use digital platforms to communicate about ecological issues with new and diverse audiences. Medieval studies has long been at the forefront of the digital humanities, while ecocriticism and environmental history have significantly advanced our understanding of how people in the Middle Ages conceived of the nonhuman world.