What does a novel do? Recent theoretical work on the novel has tended to emphasize the novel’s facility for world-making—for the organization of all its different elements within a global whole (Cheah / Hayot / Woloch). Figured as a composite of relations, the novel is ascribed a constructive conceptuality (Levine / Kornbluh). The novel makes a world. Perhaps some of the strongest, recent theorizations of the novel along these lines, in literary criticism, have come from within new formalism—a formalist movement with roots in both New Criticism and Marxist literary criticism.
Call for papers
Kathleen Raine, poet of the past or of times to come?
International Conference: A Homage to Kathleen Raine
We are delighted to confirm that the international conference in Homage to Kathleen Raine will be held in person at the Sorbonne and at the research center of the Sorbonne Nouvelle on March 24 and 25, 2022. The call for papers (see below) has been extended to October 31, 2021. You will find all the necessary information on the conference website.
“How was the New Woman comparatively constructed in the East and West”.
Organizer: Simone O Malley Sutton
Co-Organizer: Ji Hyea Hwang
**DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO OCT. 15!
"I, too, having lost faith / in language, have placed my faith in language" (Terrance Hayes, "Snow for Wallace Stevens")
As Terrance Hayes exemplifies in his portrayal of Wallace Stevens’ racism, language underpins both care-full and care-less representations. As an interdependent system that necessarily implicates and involves us all, language demands our thoughtful investigation when it comes to how we might communicate care.
Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric is an international peer-reviewed journal. We publish original research and theoretical articles by undergraduates of all majors and years on the subjects of rhetoric, writing, writers, discourse, language, and related topics.
English Literary Renaissance invites article submissions of 8000 to 12000 words on race in non-dramatic Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century literature in English. We especially encourage submissions that forgo analysis of canonical work by Shakespeare and Spenser, and instead showcase other literary texts and authors of the period, along with new archival materials. While we have plans for a special issue that focuses on Sixteenth-Century literature to be published in 2024, we hope to add more than a single issue’s worth of material to our publication pipeline. We welcome a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. The deadline for authors who wish to be considered for the 2024 special issue is 1 August 2022.
NeMLA has extended the deadline for abstracts to Oct. 15, 2021. Additionally, this panel will be accepting participants who can only participate via online/Zoom and we will be livestreaming the panel to conference participants via the conference app. International participants are welcome. However, please note that all conference participants will still have to pay the full registration fee and NeMLA has said that all sessions of the conference may not be fully accessible to online participants.
CFP 2nd International Conference on the History and Culture of Perfume
Organized by: Grupo de Investigación CAPIRE, Museo del Perfume de Buenos Aires (Argentina) y Academia del Perfume.
The aims of these Conference is the recognition of perfume as an object of study in the Humanities, the interdisciplinary and international exchange of research results related to perfume and smell, as well as the growing expansion of the field of sensory studies, beyond the visuality.
CfP: Gender, Networks and Collaboration Across Cultures and History
6 May 2022
Organizers: Núria Codina and Beatrijs Vanacker (KU Leuven)
Keynote Speakers: Rebecca Braun (NUI Galway) & Hilary Brown (Birmingham)
Coming to Terms, 30 Years On: The Mabo Legacy in Australian Writing
The 2022 Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature
4–8 July 2022
Call for Papers - Deadline: 31 January 2022
CFP: YOUNG SCHOLARS Session
Conference: Crossing the Border of Humanity: Cyborgs in Ethics, Law, and Art
December 14–15, 2021
Medical University of Łódź, Poland & University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
The idea of being a cyborg is as alluring as it is be repulsive (at least to some). Literary and pop-cultural visions of becoming a cyborg and becoming a nation of cyborgs have seductively taken hold of our imagination, resulting in a prevalent, yet simplistic, image of a one-laser-eyed being with a robotic limb. This unanimous picture ostensibly evident what a cyborg is and what (s)he/it is not. We are, after all, by no means something like a Borg!
Read the call at: https://www.projectpassage.net/call-2
THE ZOO OF THE IMAGINARY
According to Michel de Certeau, in a technocratic society as our own, religion is caged in the ‘zoo of the imaginary’, together with other genre-creatures, such as science fiction, romance, or the ‘witchcraft of ethnology’, as he calls it. For the next issue of Passage, we want to let these spiritual, imaginary animals out of the cage, and into the banal, crumbling, hyperconnected everyday reality we inhabit.
Dear colleagues, Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel at the NeMLA 2022 Convention (Baltimore, MD, March 10-13):Italy between reality and myth.
The organizers of this seminar invite abstracts for American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2022
The goal of this panel is to provide a platform to locate the fast-evolving theoretical precepts in translation from a postcolonial and cultural studies perspective. Taking an in depth look at the possibilities and challenges posed by translation, we aim to demonstrate the ways in which ‘ethical’ translation in various possible senses can be integral to forming a resistance culture to counter the political environment in the metropole, which aims to suppress multilingual and multicultural realities in the US and beyond.
Introduction to Digital Humanities:Developing Individual Projects
Dates: November: 4,11, 18,25
Time: 17.00 (5 p.m.)
Amsterdam time (UTC +2)
Course Facilitator: Rada Varga, Ph.D
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education and Scholarship is committed to offering the tools that support the endeavors of global scholarly community. Our new workshop offers the tools for scholars who wish to enter and explore the fascinating world of Digital Humanities (DH) under the guidance of expert Dr. Rada Varga.
Today, experiments about how humans think usually take place in a lab, allowing researchers to locate thought processes in the brain with unprecedented precision. However, writers have experimented with thinking for much longer. For instance, Virginia Woolf argued in her essay “Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid" (1940) that a new form of (women's) writing can cause a shift in how British men think and bring about peace. Between the Acts (1941) demonstrates how tone, rhythm, and diction can produce different cognitive registers—Elizabethan, Enlightenment, and Victorian—thus connecting form and cognition.
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS
We’re seeking chapter-length contributions to an edited volume on politics and the Western. The working title for this project is A Fistful of Politics: The Western and Political Thought. We’re anticipating that much of our collection will deal with Western films, but we’re open to—and excited about—contributions that discuss anything within the Western genre (prose fiction, films, television series, comics, poetry, video games, theater, music, etc.) in connection with politics and political thought.
“New Approaches to Critical Bibliography and the Material Text”
CFP for Special Issue of Criticism edited by Lisa Maruca and Kate Ozment
Abstracts Due: Monday, Nov. 8, 2021
Full Manuscripts: May 2, 2022
Intended Publication: Fall 2022
Desire and the Erotics of Introspection
https://www.acla.org/teaching-fiction-and-immigration American Comparative Literature Association Conference in Taipei, Taiwan: June 15-18, 2022 Seminar Title: Teaching Fiction and Immigration This seminar invites proposals centered on the practice of teaching fictional texts that focus on immigration and immigrant experiences. Proposals may address the teaching of fictional texts of any time period, genre, medium, or geographic/linguistic origin.
Call for Chapters: The Adolescentia Project - Essays on Music, Adolescence, and Identity
About The Adolescentia Project:
Call for Papers – CLOSURE: Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #9
Thematic Section: »Being Old – or Doing Age? Sketching Age in Comics«
The avant-garde has often been defined by its asserted antagonism towards existing norms, and, in turn, critiqued for its ultimate co-option or complicity in those norms. Building on this rich tradition of reflection on the significance and role of the avant-garde, this seminar is interested in shifting the focus to its collaborative dimensions: its networks and communities of production and consumption, including editors and publishers, distributors and readers, and literary networks and communities, alongside the more-studied figure of the individual artist/author. Robert Darnton has influentially referred to this as a “communications circuit”; Mark S.
Students of English Studies Association
Call for Papers
Students of English Studies Association Symposium 2021 – December 9-10, 2021
a Broken System…
"Johnson and Pope: Agon or Admiration Society?" Timothy Erwin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, email@example.com At the 2020 ASECS meeting in Toronto a speaker suggested that Samuel Johnson and Alexander Pope engaged in "a lifelong agon." The idea deserves sustained discussion. When the unknown Johnson published "London" (1738), he entered willingly or not into a competition with Pope, whose "One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight: A Dialogue" appeared about the same time. Pope was impressed, saying of the anonymous author that his identity would soon be known.
Romantic Poets have always been viewed as Nature poets. The stereotype of nature, pastoral, or sceneries has been the trademark. But as literature students, we come across the point, is romantic poetry limited to nature, sky, river, and brooks?
The best part about this small question is the ambiguity of the answer. On the superficial level, romantic poetry and Victorian poetry are confined to nature poetry. But Blake and Wordsworth are not the torchbearers of romanticism. The credit goes to Geoffrey Chaucer, the father of poetry. Chaucer has written The Canterbury tales has elements of romanticism.
The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that confront us. The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals from scholars, academics and postgraduates, on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics as well as contemporary issues.
Submissions are open for the 2022 Conference!
Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual SWPACA conference to take place February 23-26, 2022, in Albuquerque, New Mexico! One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.
We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2022 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions.