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(ACLA 2022) The Elemental and The Formless

updated: 
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 11:47am
Oliver Aas (Cornell University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

This seminar departs from the idea that we need a clearer understanding of elemental forms—traditional and non-traditional—that are in different stages of becoming formless (loss, disappearance, transmutation etc.). On the one hand, we build up on the critical genealogy of the formless (l’informe), a concept once popularized by Bataille in the surrealist journal Documents (1929-30) and later taken up by Bataille’s readers, most famously by Rosalind Krauss & Yves-Alain Bois (1997) and Georges Didi-Huberman (1995). While, on the other hand, we also welcome proposals that conceptualize the formless through different disciplinary vantage points and bring it to bear on the question of elemental forms.

CFP:15th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

updated: 
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 8:15am
15th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

                                       

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that, due to numerous requests, the abstract submission deadline is extended until January 25, 2022. You can submit your abstracts until this date. 

We are looking forward to seeing you in Hatay on May 11-13, 2022.

Regards,

IDEA2022 Organising Committee

     

 

15th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English 

May 11-13, 2022

The Conference will be jointly hosted by

 Hatay Mustafa Kemal University,

Department of English Language & Literature ,

School of Foreign Languages &

*Final Extension* Call for Chapters: Investigating the Hardwood – Interdisciplinary Analyses of and Reflections on Professional Basketball

updated: 
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 7:30am
Till Neuhaus & Niklas Thomas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

ACLA 2022: Queer Asia in Crisis

updated: 
Sunday, January 2, 2022 - 10:30pm
Miguel Antonio Lizada
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting

National Taiwan Normal University

June 15-18

 

Queer Asia in Crisis

CFP: Schitt’s Creek: A Place to Love (edited book collection)

updated: 
Sunday, January 2, 2022 - 1:00pm
Kellie Deys, Jim Deys, Nikki Anderson-Boss
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

DEADLINE EXTENDED:

We are seeking chapters for an edited collection on the popular Canadian sitcom, Schitt’s Creek, which had a meteoric rise in the U.S. after airing on Netflix. Schitt’s Creek has been a cultural force with its catchphrases, meme-able moments, and Emmy awards. There is much to unpack to understand the show's popularity and its impact, and, in this edited book collection, we will focus on three central themes: love, place, and identity.

 

Underlying questions of the project include but are not limited to:

*FINAL REMINDER* Special issue of Hélice: Speculative Landscapes

updated: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 7:30am
Hélice: Critical Thinking on Speculative Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report concludes, our planet’s landscapes are rapidly undergoing drastic short-term transformative changes due to anthropogenic factors. The wholesale thawing of Arctic permafrost stands to exacerbate planetary warming to runaway levels (p. 1270); droughts in arid areas are massively exacerbated by agricultural activity (p. 1984); greenhouse gas emissions disrupt natural weather systems so greatly that new microclimates emerge (p. 3514); ocean acidification threatens the viability of aquatic ecosystems (p. 1200); biodiversity is in rapid decline around the globe (p. 211); sea level rise will reclaim vast areas of low-lying land (p.

**REMINDER** 2020-2021 and Feminism: Global Tipping Points

updated: 
Friday, December 31, 2021 - 10:22am
Journal of Feminist Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Tipping point: “the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place.”  Merriam Webster.

"Voicing 'Woman' Across Media, 1500-1800" --February 24-25, 2022 (Virtual)

updated: 
Friday, December 31, 2021 - 5:40am
Early Modern Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

“Voicing ‘Woman’ across Media, 1500-1800”

University of California, Santa Barbara

Conference Date: February 24-25, 2022

Abstracts Due: December 31, 2021

 

Soap Opera & Serialized Storytelling - PCA 2022

updated: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 5:13pm
Popular Culture Association Conference - 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Soap operas, wrestling, periodicals, reality television, comic books, literature, video game and film franchises, vlogging, sports, advertising campaigns, and now even politics and political journalism have harnessed the power and popularity of the serialized form to build and sustain audiences in our increasingly fractured media landscape.

Deadline Extended--Cultivating Dynamic Environments (Hybrid Graduate Conference)

updated: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 1:38pm
Duquesne University English Graduate Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Duquesne University English Graduate Organization’s Hybrid Graduate Conference: 

Cultivating Dynamic Environments, April 8-9th, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA

Deadline for submissions: January 31st, 2022                    Contact email: environments@duq.edu

 

Infrastructure and Aesthetics in the Global South (ASLE 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 11:08am
Rebecca Oh / ASLE 2022 (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

This session seeks papers that attend to the affordances of infrastructure for aesthetics and of aesthetics for infrastructure in postcolonial/global South literature. We aim to explore infrastructure's own aesthetic capacities, the ways in which built forms and their materials produce specific aesthetic effects and social uses, or the ways in which infrastructure makes aesthetic perception available to social practice. In turn we are interested in the way aesthetic qualities like form, genre, reception, plot, narrative, or medium are themselves infrastructural and shape encounters with infrastructure.

**New Deadline** HYBRID CONFERENCE: Planetary Drifts—Methodology, Technology, and the Creative Imagination in the Age of Planetary Transformation

updated: 
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 1:42pm
Research Center for Planetary Literary and Cultural Studies, Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for Papers

International Conference

Université de Montréal/ Research Center for Planetary Literary and Cultural Studies (CELCP)

April 21-23, 2022  

Planetary Drifts—Methodology, Technology, and the Creative Imagination in the Age of Planetary Transformation

Organizing Committee : Heike Härting, Simon Harel, Monica Popescu, Imen Boughattas

Symposium on Music of the Sea

updated: 
Monday, December 27, 2021 - 3:09pm
Maritime Music and Tradition Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The Maritime Music & Tradition Society, Inc. and the Maritime Studies Program of the University of Connecticut at Avery Point announce A Symposium on the Music of the Sea on Friday June 10, 2022. We seek proposals for papers in History, Literature, Folklore, Music, Ethnomusicology or other appropriate disciplines addressing any aspect of music or verse of the sea, rivers, or inland waters from the Age of Sail to the present. 

Poetics of Travelling Self: Discursive Formations and Purposiveness of Travel

updated: 
Monday, December 27, 2021 - 1:22am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The heterogenous character of protean form of travel writing—letters, journals, logbooks, diaries, memoir, journalistic pieces, guidebooks, confessional narratives, accounts of seafaring voyages, literary picaresque narratives, scientific explorations, artists’ escapades, ventures of urban flâneurs, self-exiled wanderers, and fiction—resists easy demarcation. Its heterogeneity lies in the revisionary stance brought about in each narrative through the distinguishing figure of the traveller, mode of narration, means of mapping, or redefining of the landscape.

Long Eighteenth-Century Drama -- Deadline extended to 12/31

updated: 
Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 4:06pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

This panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of drama during the long eighteenth century. Submissions can address the conference theme--the quixotic eighteenth century--but do not have to. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu by December 31.

CFP Mouse’s Monsters at PCA: Further Examples of Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney (PCA Vitual 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 3:58pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

The Mouse’s Monsters at PCA: Further Examples of Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney

Sponsored Session Proposed for the 2022 Virtual Conference of the Popular Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area and the Disney Studies Areas of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association for PCA’s Disney Studies Special Topic Area.

Virtual event: 13-16 April 2022.

Proposals are due by 21 January 2022.

 

Call for Panelists: Narrating Terror: Boko Haram Terrorism in Literature, Film, and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 12:40pm
Chijioke K Onah/2022 Lagos Studies Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

There is a burgeoning of academic literature on Boko Haram since the inception of the group in 2009. Many of these studies have taken on a social science analytical perspective to understand “the why” of Boko Haram terrorism. Building on these studies, this panel takes a more humanistic and cultural studies approach to the study of Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria. Focusing on the ‘experiential truth’ that emerges in the narratives of Boko Haram terrorism in a wide range of media and genres, the panel is interested in understanding Boko Haram terrorism as a lived experience.

Call for chapters: A Critical Companion to Jane Campion

updated: 
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 10:26am
Elsa Colombani / Independant Scholar ; Eurydice Da Silva, Professor of Practice in Screenwriting / Sorbonne Nouvelle University Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

A Critical Companion to Jane Campion 

Edited by Elsa Colombani and Eurydice Da Silva 

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series 

edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna 

 

Anthology (print & ebook): Coming of Age in Florida

updated: 
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 9:49am
Florida Roots Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 3, 2022

**NEW Extended Deadline due to holidays**

New independent publisher Florida Roots Press issues a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed anthology dedicated to all things related to coming of age in Florida. The current working title of this collection is Coming of Age in Florida: Words and Images.

Florida Roots Press believes everyone has the power to express themselves as a writer, a poet, and/or an artist. Therefore, everyone is invited to submit essays, mini-memoirs, flash fiction, stories, poems, art, and photography. We do not want to limit ourselves by strictly demarcated genres – your submission can blend genres and create new ones!

Suggested topics for exploration include, but are not limited to, the following:

Feeling, Form, Mind: A Conference on the Thought of Susanne K. Langer

updated: 
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 5:03am
Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 6, 2022

Feeling, Form, Mind: A Conference on the Thought of Susanne K. Langer

An interdisciplinary conference by the Susanne K. Langer Circle in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

June 22–24, 2022

Susanne K. Langer (*1895; † 1985) is widely known for her contributions to a variety of fields ranging from the philosophy of art to mathematical logic. Her thought continues to be felt across diverse traditions, in theory as well as in artistic practice. 

Keats-Shelley Association of America and Romantic Circles Pedagogy: Call for Anti-Racist Teaching Materials

updated: 
Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 7:45pm
The Keats-Shelley Association of America and Romantic Circles Pedagogy Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

The Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA) and Romantic Circles Pedagogy (RCP) Anti-Racist Pedagogy Colloquium is soliciting submissions for our new resource on anti-racist teaching, "Towards an Anti-Racist Pedagogy."

This webpage, which will be accessible through the K-SAA and RCP websites, will offer suggested readings, bibliographies of relevant scholarship, sample assignments and syllabi, and guides to use in the classroom. This project will be ongoing: our goal is that each year, a new cohort will develop and expand the resource. 

Crashing the Canon: A Spotlight for the Underrepresented in Higher Education

updated: 
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 11:31am
The Humanities Review / St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

When we think of the western literary canon, we tend to think of the famous authors and works that have shaped our literary and scholarly culture into what it is today: Dante, Shakespeare, Milton, Dickens, Twain, Whitman, and the list goes on and on. But In our age of cultural and technological advancement, we believe that the bodies of works we consider worthy of study should also reflect the current world around us. Thus, the goal of this issue of The Humanities Review is to shine a spotlight on those authors, works, and platforms which have not yet found a home in the literary/academic canon, but still merit the kind of close literary analysis afforded to the canon.

MCLLM 30th Conference: Tough but Necessary Conversations: Social Justice in Literature, Language, and Media (UPDATED)

updated: 
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 9:50am
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, & Media
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 16, 2022

 

Midwest Conference on Literature, Language and Media

April 8-10, 2022

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM

 

Conference Date: April 8-10, 2022

Deadline for Proposals: January 16, 2022

Theme: “Tough but Necessary Conversations: Social Justice in Literature, Language, and Media"

Summer Shaw Symposium -- July 2022

updated: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 5:13am
International Shaw Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Shaw Symposium, 22-24 July 2022

The Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONT, CA and Zoom

The International Shaw Society and the Shaw Festival invite scholars and theatre artists to present new work at the 19thannual Summer Shaw Symposium. The event will be held on-site at the Festival; a Zoom option is provided for those who wish to attend the presentations digitally. 

 

Focused on Bernard Shaw’s life, his works, his contemporaries, and his legacies, the Symposium seeks presentations that relate to the plays included in the Shaw Festival’s 2022 season, especially Too True to Be Good and The Doctor’s Dilemma.

Humanitarian Aid:(Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges

updated: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 5:13am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

Humanitarian Aid:(Hi)Stories, Impact and ChallengesInternational Conference29-30 January 2022
( Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days) 

Thematic Approach
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship creates a welcoming space for discussion and exploration of the rich history of the humanitarian organizations and their work during times of distress. 

The 9th Asian-Pacific Forum on Translation and Intercultural Studies

updated: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 5:13am
Wake Forest University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

FORUM GOALS
The fourth industrial revolution is quickly changing communication patterns, global trade policies, political alliances and people’s lifestyles. Consequently, it is becoming more important than ever to promote broader mutual understanding among people from different cultures through translation, interpreting and other channels of intercultural communication.

The Immutable Zora: Classic and Classy

updated: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 5:13am
Bethune-Cookman University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Bethune-Cookman University welcomes proposals for its tenth annual Zora Neale Hurston Conference, to be held virtually on February 17-18, 2022. The Immutable Zora: Classic and Classy celebrates Hurston’s legacy and recognizes established and emerging scholarship.

You are invited to submit abstracts for individual or panel presentations on topics related to Hurston or that reflect her multidisciplinary interests. Presentations can be scholarly, pedagogical, and/or creative. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts to us by 15 January 2022 here: https://forms.gle/SWEZGJwKK5F9S2MV7 

Presenters will be notified by 21 January 2022.

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