How can ordinary language philosophy’s (OLP) picture of language as a shared form of life foster resilience? For OLP, language is a peculiarly stable and resilient reservoir of meaning which we share. Speakers agree in language, in form(s) of life, and, “queer as it may sound,” Wittgenstein writes, in judgments. For Sandra Laugier, this is not intersubjective agreement but rather “as objective an agreement as possible.” When we are beset by pain, trauma, or skepticism, we can resiliently recover from this alienation of the self by recalling the shape of our lives in language.
Let’s Get Digital embraces the timely opportunity to critically reexamine the impacts of digital technology and the barrage of information on our perceptions of reality. Specifically, this panel is focusing on digital art, history, curatorial strategies, critical theory, emergent platforms and forms of creative expression. In bringing together a panel of artists, scholars, and curators we hope to collectively reflect on our present post-internet age, to borrow Byung-Chul Han’s term, ‘the age of like’, and what it means to engage with the digital realm, over half-a-century since its inception.
Critical Plant Studies, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, calls us to re-examine in fundamental ways our understanding of and engagement with plants, drawing on diverse disciplinary perspectives. A sampling of topics appropriate for this series includes but is not limited to:
• Representations of plants in literature, art, film, and popular culture
• Relationships between humans and plants
• Boundaries and distinctions between plants and animals
• Plants and the environmental crisis
• Phytosemiotics and plant communication
• Plant sensation and consciousness
• Vegetal agency
Date of Conference: 16-17 November 2022.
On the Google Meet Platform.
HOW TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT: To present a paper in the conference, please email a 300-word abstract with a Title, Name of Presenter and Affiliation, and Presenter’s Email, to Rising Asia Journal’s Editorial Board member Professor Tuan Hoang: email@example.com
Please mention “Rising Asia Conference” in the subject line of your email.
The Conference Administrators will contact you with further details.
Editor: Dr Alice Equestri, University of Padua (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Publisher: international academic press to be confirmed
Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): August 23, 2022 (extended deadline)
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2022
Provisional deadline for essay submission (6000-8000 words): April 30, 2023
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA 94), November 11-13, Jacksonville, FL
DIGITAL PEDAGOGIES, COMPUTATIONAL PRACTICES: DIGITAL HUMANITIES TOOLS IN THE CHANGING ACADEMY
From ancient Greek τραύμα (meaning “wound, damage”), the term trauma refers to a physical or psychological injury provoked by a violent event, and the very event causing this great distress. Traumatic events abound in early modern France, whether be caused by natural catastrophes (floods, storms, fires, harsh winter, plagues) or by human activity (warfare, sexual violence, religious persecution).
The JESAF (ISSN: 2957-515X), a free-fee journal, is soliciting manuscripts for the second issue, including theoretical explorations, empirical investigations, and book reviews. Authors whose research relates to the multiple subfields of linguistics, English literature and TESOL are invited to submit their papers. Regardless of the manuscript type, submissions should be based on robust evidence and/or theory. Details of scope and submission are available on https://journals.arafa.org/index.php/jesaf/aims-scope
The organizers of the 2023 BWWC invite papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of ‘Liberties’ in global and transatlantic British women’s writing from the long eighteenth century to the present. We ask participants to consider ‘liberties’ not only as a political abstraction but also as part of material and experiential subjectivity. Interpreted broadly, liberties include (but are not limited to) legal rights and freedoms, liberty of the person and bodily autonomy, liberties of creative and artistic expression, liberty of profession and vocation, freedom of movement both physical and social, and self-determination in the private and public spheres.
The Journal of Avant-Garde Studies (JAGS) and its guest editors invite submissions for the special issue “Las Vanguardistas: Women and the Avant-Garde in Ibero-America and the Caribbean”. By proposing this special issue, we aim to foster a global understanding of avant-garde movements and highlight the key role of Ibero-American and Caribbean women in the avant-garde scene from the 1910s to the present day. The geographical scope of this special issue includes Spain and Portugal as well as all Hispanic American countries in North, Central, and South America plus the Hispanophone Caribbean.
We welcome academic articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:
NeMLA's 54th Annual Convention
Niagara Falls, NY March 23-26, 2023
Creative Writing Panel - "Voices in Diaspora"
The term diaspora refers to the dispersion of a people from their native land; and often, there is a subjective emotional attachment whereas such feelings are determined by cultural identity. We see this illustrated in works by writers such as Elizabeth Nunez, V.S. Naipaul, Yaa Gyasi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Jhumpa Lahiri as they examine themes such as nostalgia, alienation, displacement, and resilience in the face of adversity. This creative panel will consist of emerging writers who use their works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to illustrate the various experiences connected to living in diaspora.
Language has always been a debatable issue in the postcolonial world. Starting from the debate between Achebe and Ngugi to today's multilingual scenario, language has been the heart of the conversation in postcolonial literary studies. Writers and theoreticians from the African continent and South-Asia have addressed the issue and role of language in constructing postcolonial identity in their works. Given the multilingual context of today's postcolonial world, discussion on language and identity is extremely important. This panel, thus, invites paper proposals on the questions of language and identity in contemporary postcolonial literature.
1. Language and Identity
Conference: 12-13 September 2022 (online - via Zoom)
All details: https://www.inmindsupport.com/loneliness-conference
What makes us happy and content in our life? Some people may point to fabulous fame, fortune, or money. Some may say that the key to happiness are interpersonal relationships. But what if someone is alone? Is loneliness really disastrous? Are there any benefits of loneliness? Can loneliness become an epidemic? In order to answer such questions, during our conference we will have to concentrate on many particular issues. Thus, we are interested in all aspects of loneliness in the past and in the present-day world.
Conference Online (via Zoom platform)
22-23 September 2022 (via Zoom)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)
In 1966, then-seventeen-year-old Gil Scott-Heron asked Langston Hughes for an interview after Hughes delivered a speech in New York. Hughes graciously agreed. “We talked about his work,” said Scott-Heron, “and how he had come to master so many art forms. That, also, was very influential because I like to write many different things myself: poetry as well as longer pieces and music. He’d done the same.”
For nearly two decades, the “antisocial thesis” has enthralled queer theoretical thought, permeating a variety of debates surrounding relationality, sexuality, gender, race, psychoanalysis, and temporality. Christened by Robert L. Caserio during an infamous 2005 MLA panel, the antisocial thesis, Caserio elaborates, described a “decade of explorations of queer unbelonging” positioned against an intensifying “gay rage for normalizing sociability.” As Robyn Wiegman warns, however, the antisocial thesis “is not ‘a’ thesis.
CALL FOR PAPERS
NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION, Virtual, October 20 to October 22, 2022
AREA: ROMANCE/POPULAR ROMANCE FICTION
Deadline: August 15, 2022
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of Romance/Popular Romance Fiction for its annual conference.
NEPCA’s 2022 fall, virtual conference will be held Thursday October 20 – Saturday October 22, 2022. The deadline for proposals is August 15, 2022.
Call For Papers- Black Literature and Black Heroes
SIDNEY AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 11-13, 2023
58th International Congress on Medieval Studies
This year the International Sidney Society is sponsoring two open sessions and invites papers on any and all topics related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney family or their extensive British and Continental network, inclluding Fulke Greville, Samuel Daniel, William Herbert, Alberico Gentili, Veronica Franco, Vittoria Colonna, George Buchanan, Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, Étienne de La Boétie, Giordano Bruno, Justus Lipsius, and others.
We encourage submissions by newcomers, including graduate students, and by established scholars of all ranks.
Consortium: An International Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies invites well researched, original and unpublished articles for the special issue on Medical Humanities, 2.2
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 August, 2022
Deadline for submission of full articles: 31 October, 2022
Email (for abstract submission) : email@example.com
Submission guidelines: https://consortiumejournal.com/submission.php
TTR – Traduction, terminologie, rédaction, vol. 36, no 2 (2023)
Thematic issue guest edited by Patrick Hersant
What are the mental operations and writing practices by which a text becomes, in another language, another text? In order to better understand how translations come into being, the journal TTR - Traduction, terminologie, rédaction proposes to examine an object of study that has long remained invisible or inaccessible: the working documents of translators, where strikethroughs and permutations, erasures and second thoughts, alternative wordings and successive corrections reveal a process that is as yet understudied: translations in the making.
Postcolonial Fault-lines: Branching into the Unknown
Cross-Disciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference on Postcolonial and Decolonial Knowledge(s)
October 10th – 12th, 2022.
Hosted online by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and University of Aberdeen, UK.
Important Dates to Remember:
Deadline for Submissions: August 15th, 2022.
Notification of Acceptance: September 15th, 2022.
Conference Dates: 10th, 11th and 12th October, 2022.
Fungi occupy a liminal position as neither animal nor vegetal but are intimately connected to both biologically: as Eugenia Bone notes, paying attention to the fungal teaches us that “everything that lives is plural.” Fungal lives are multiple and collective, and what Anna Tsing calls the “unruly edges” of fungal individuality betrays the fact that they are “always too many.” This bifurcated perspective modeled by fungal relational entanglements suggests “unsettling and symbiotic relationships” where an objectified environment subsumed by a masterful Anthropos is abandoned for the sake of intra-active becomings (as Karen Barad suggests).
The panel seeks to examine Russian realist novels and their impact on other world literatures of the nineteenth and twentieth century, as well as contemporary authors, and study the possible connections between the Russian realist tradition and other texts that can be potentially related to its literary legacy. We invite abstracts devoted specifically to the analysis of any aspect of Russian realist novels of the nineteenth century, as well as papers on broader philosophical and social issues relevant to the Russian realist novel tradition and its influence world-wide.
The proposed interdisciplinary panel examines the rich relationship of music and literary works within various world literatures focusing primarily on the twentieth century, but presentations within a broader time frame will also be considered. We invite a wide range of papers investigating the author’s technique of representing music in literature, examining aesthetic, historical and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, as well as the relationship between the literary text and the composer.
94th South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention
November 11-12, 2022
(For possible inclusion as part of the Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series)
As Garrett (2015) contends, popular cultural representations of the afterlife are a means of imaginatively and creatively grappling with the unknown. These representations can offer explanations about life after death or the in-between, to rationalize the existential, support and challenge religious doctrines, and entertain and educate so that society might live life to the fullest or feel assured that there is something more.
An Anthology of Southeast Asian Eco-Writing
Call for Submissions
Editors Rina Garcia Chua, Esther Vincent Xueming, and Ann Ang are currently accepting submissions for an anthology of diverse eco-writing from Southeast Asian writers that explore interrelationships with geographies and spaces in the region.
Deadline for submission is November 30, 2022.
Owing to numerous requests, the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies (www.global19c.com) is delighted to extend the cfp deadline for panel proposals to be considered for its world congress, "Comparative Empire: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation, 1750-1914," in Singapore, 19-22 June 2023. The extended deadline is 15 August 2022. (Individual paper proposals are due 1 October.)