Realism, which had played an important role in the literary output of the era of decolonization, is now often cast as outmoded, especially in comparison to post/modernism and impugned as insufficient to represent the current crisis. Mark Fisher and Amitav Ghosh are two of the most recent, widely read critics who maintain realism is incapable to address the politics of our times. Others, pointing to Lukács’ classical definition of realism as specific to bourgeois culture, argue that it is an inherently conservatism form, able only to depict the status quo, but incapable of imagining alternative frameworks for thinking about the world in an era of increased globalization and climate crisis.
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, to be held February 24-26, 2022. We seek abstracts concerning the relationship between avant-garde American poetics and empire, colonialism, and other national or international issues. These concerns are intimately related to Charles Olson’s poetics, given his choice of Gloucester, Massachusetts, as his subject for The Maximus Poems as well as his six-month stay in Yucatan during 1951.
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held February 24-26, 2022. We seek abstracts concerning the relationship between avant-garde American poetics and spirituality, religion, and/or other mystical influences. The connection between experimental verse and spiritual traditions relates directly to Charles Olson’s poetry and to the poetry of many other important post-1945 figures. While Olson’s early poetry is often lauded for its materialist concerns, his later poetics has, at times, been dismissed for what poet Jack Clarke once called “the kook strain,” a line of thinking that grew increasingly esoteric, mystical, and gnostic.
Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVII, No. 1-2 /2021 invites professors, researchers, and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 October 2021.
Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL, and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2019: 88.14)
CfP: ArtsPraxis Volume 8, Issue 2
ArtsPraxisVolume 8, Issue 2 looks to engage members of the global Educational Theatre community in dialogue around current research and practice. We welcome traditional academic research as well as narratives of practice. This call for papers is released in concert with the publication of ArtsPraxis Volume 8, Issue 1. The submission deadline for Volume 8, Issue 2 is September 1, 2021.
The term neurodiversity, coined by Judy Singer in the late 1990’s, presents brain differences such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia as natural variations rather than disorders. Like all humans, neurodivergent individuals have their own strengths and challenges, as well as their own unique ways of navigating the world, though sometimes they must mask or hide parts of themselves to socially pass within specific communities. The neurodiversity movement—a push to honor differences and extinguish stigmas—continues to gain momentum. More writers are freely writing from their neurodivergent experiences (and posting about it on social media).
Call for Papers
Twentieth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (Virtual)
October 27-28, 2021
THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
DIGITAL LITERACIES, EQUITY, AND ACCESS
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
Concurrent sessions (webinars on Zoom)
Please follow the above link to view session details and submit your abstract for NeMLA 2022, March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. Abstract deadline 9/30/2021.
According to the renown essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, published in 1975 by the feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey, hegemonic cinema has privileged the masculine gaze, objectifying female bodies on the screen and transforming them in mere objects of desire for the male spectator. Mulvey studies the way female bodies have been exposed in cinema to evoque ‘to-be-looked-at-ness’ while becoming the object of the masculine scopophilic gaze within the screen.
The editors of Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie, the Journal of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing, are inviting contributions to a special issue on the subject of "Rethinking Structures of Academic Writing in Times of Exacerbated Inequity." We invite scholars in Canada and Internationally to join the conversation on this important topic. We will accept submissions written in either English or French.
It has been more than two decades since Ashraf Rushdy published his genre-defining analysis of neo-slave narratives, which argues that literary artists of the 1960s and 70s became interested in creating fictionalized versions of antebellum slave narratives in order to articulate new understandings of Black political subjectivity that developed during the civil rights era. In the decades following the book’s publication, we have seen a surge of antiracist literature and activism aimed at addressing deadly police violence, mass incarceration, and ongoing discrimination in employment, education, healthcare, and housing opportunities for African-American people.
This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.
“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.
(Narrating) Environmental Displacements:
2021 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
October 14-16, 2021
Hilton Garden Inn
Call for Papers
The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies of the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV, September 16-18, 2021
This panel seeks to examine the relationship between “apocalypse” and “utopia” in American literature and culture. In the wake of 2020 and its arguably apocalyptic elements, coupled with increased conversations about how these moments of rupture and upheaval might serve as openings for crafting a better world and a better society, this panel welcomes submissions on any aspect or portrayal of the relationship between the apocalyptic and the utopian in American literary and cultural production--novels, short stories, poetry, comics, graphic novels, films, television, etc. How might we understand the relationship between apocalypse and utopia in seeking to form a politics of utopia (and all that phrase might entail)?
Words and Music - Rock and Roll Writing
Frank Zappa (if indeed it was he— words of music have a notorious life of their own) once said that writing about music is ‘like dancing about architecture.’ This infamous quip sounds clever, but how true is it, how valid? Whatever else it does, music also makes us say— or write— things.
In Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire (2016), the historian Coll Thrush repositions England’s capital not only as a city where decisions were made to dispossess Indigenous peoples, but also as a space that "has been entangled with Indigenous territories, resources, knowledges, and lives" from the earliest moments of the nation’s overseas settlement (15). Scholarship on the long eighteenth century has for a long time emphasized the primacy of Indigenous peoples. Taking Columbus’s landfall in Guanahani in 1492 and the forced removal of Black Caribs from St.
An international journal devoted to the study
of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
Hosted by Università degli Studi di Milano under OJS
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
OVERTONES: EGE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS
New Literary Practices in 21st-century Mexico
Panel at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)
Primary Area: Spanish / Portuguese
Chairs: Fernando Bañuelos (New York University), Alonso Burgos Vazquez Mellado (Princeton University)
CFP: VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN INTERIORS (annual SFEVE conference at Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, France, 27-28 January 2022)
Confirmed Keynote speakers:
Claudia Kinmonth (Member of the Royal Irish Academy, independent cultural historian, former researcher in the Furniture Department of the Victoria & Albert Museum)
Charlotte Ribeyrol (Université Paris Sorbonne, VALE)
Penny Sparke (Director of the Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University)
This panel will explore the particular liminal quality of the way women write about the houses they live in: how they develop relationships with their domestic places, how they express themselves in the way they inhabit the space, and how they may even come to interact with the house as if it’s a knowing, responsive entity. Looking at examples in fiction and memoir, from writers as varied as Virginia Woolf, Shirley Jackson, May Sarton and Sarah Broom, we’ll explore women’s houses as seats of psychic power and sites of domestic alchemy.
CFP for Edited Collection
Scripting the Past in the Present: Early America and Contemporary Culture
Editors: Patrick M. Erben and Rebecca L. Harrison
Proposal Deadline: September 3, 2021
The editors seek critical and pedagogical essays for a book collection that critically examines the reverberations and re-scripting of early America (its literature, history, art, politics, religion, material culture, public spectacle, monuments, etc.) in contemporary culture.
April Baker-Bell’s landmark study Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity and Pedagogy challenges English, writing and literature faculty to re-examine the ways the required use of “Standard” American English (SAE) impacts African-American learners. Baker-Bell’s critique extends and complicates our discipline’s ongoing work to ensure that composition, literature, and language classrooms are equitable spaces for all learners, not just those whose linguistic skills and goals align with SAE. It calls on us to consider how implicit or explicit expectations for language use might silence and disadvantage speakers of Black English while privileging speakers of SAE.
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal Volume 17.1 (Fall 2022) will feature a forum on “Women’s Soundscapes in the Early Modern World.”
This panel seeks papers that use Ordinary Language Philosophy (OLP) to analyze themes of ethics and care in both literature and philosophy. The attention this philosophy pays to language in its everyday use grounds it in community because the meaning of words is in their use. Individual speakers thus become relevant to the construction of meaning, which arises in use as a shared human practice. For J. L. Austin, this picture of meaning involves a sharpened awareness of words and therefore of reality. Cora Diamond calls this attention to reality, detail, and particularity in language Wittgenstein’s “realistic spirit.” Moreover, as Toril Moi explains, our words express and reveal us: the quality of our attention reveals something about our morality.
CFP for Panel "Making Kin in Early Modern France: Interspecies Ecologies of Care"
53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)
After the "Anschluss," March 12, 1938, Jewish and anti-political scholars and scientists were in danger in Austria and Germany. This session deals with the forced immigration and salvation from Vienna and Germany aided by American authors and their patrons.
Personal experiences of the individuals and the salvation of the authors, scientists and intellectuals from the forced diaspora in Europe before and during World War II will be the focus of this panel.