BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus (Routledge, Global Edition)
Series Editors: Goutam Karmakar, Puspa Damai, Payel Pal, and Deimantas Valančiūnas
In November 2022, the University of California participated in the largest strike in higher education when 48,000 graduate workers, post-docs, and academic researchers went on strike to advocate for their collective labor needs. Following this collaborative framework, we seek presentations focused on coalition building to address labor issues impacting graduate students in literature and languages across institutions.
Potential paper might address, but are not limited to, the following:
Unionization efforts and graduate labor strikes and resistance;
Collective bargaining success and struggles;
Environment and Society, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking proposals covering a broad range of topics in environmental studies from the perspectives of the social sciences and humanities. Learn more about the 30 books already in the series on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/LEXES
Ecocritical Theory and Practice, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking proposals at the interface of literary/cultural studies and the environment. Learn more about the 90+ books already published in the series on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/ETAP/Ecocritical-Theory-and-Practice
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
Anglo-American Digital/Electronic Literature: Theories, Forms and Practices
Iperstoria - Journal of American and English Studies no. 24 – Call for Papers Fall 2024
Andrea Pitozzi, Università degli Studi di Bergamo
Mario Verdicchio, Università degli Studi di Bergamo
This panel will consider how neoliberalism shifts conceptions of time and temporality, especially in how they relate to aesthetics. We invite papers that engage critically with contemporary works of art and literature to ask how they represent time, and/or how shifting conceptions of time and temporality relate to aesthetic consumption and interpretation.
Faculty of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce that its 13th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies will be held on 24 and 25 May 2024. The topic for this edition of our annual conference is
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND DIALOGUE
We are also proud to announce two of this year’s four keynote speakers:
M. G. Sanchez, a Gibraltarian author and academic, will deliver a lecture titled “Dialoguing with the Ghosts of the Past: Engaging with Gibraltarian History in the Novels Jonathan Gallardo and Marlboro Man”
What is queer theory's relationship to the "twink"? This panel welcomes submissions that use different theoretical routes to interrogate the figure of the "twink" as a type, as a form, as an aesthetic, as a category of masculinity, and so on.
This is a Special Session proposal (i.e., not guaranteed session) for MLA 2025. Full session title is "Chivalry is Dead? Medieval Masculinity and Its (Ir)Relevance." You can find the CFP on the MLA website at this link: https://mla.confex.com/mla/2025/webprogrampreliminary/index.html
I invite papers that explore medieval conceptions of masculinity, what the "medieval masculine" could mean, how it is embodied, and whether medieval masculinity can address the abundantly visible yet often dismissed "masculinity crisis" today. Questions we might ask:
Conference: The Poetics of Early Modern Scientific Poetry
28―30 November, 2024 – University of Bayreuth, Germany
Inaugural conference of the international AHRC/DFG research consortium,
Scientific Poetry and Poetics in Britain and Germany, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
(University of York; Anglia Ruskin University; University of Marburg; University of Bayreuth)
Sustainability: Which Way Now?
Bhabani Shankar Nayak
Dr Samuel O Idowu
Dr Amr Khafagy
"Unmasking the Unspoken: Beyond the Edges of Taboos"Guest-edited by Rossana Sebellin and Tommaso Continisio
The Text, an International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language, Literature and Critical Theory (ISSN: 2581-9526) invites original, unpublished research papers for July 2024 issue.
CALL FOR PAPERS FRAME 37.2 "Between the Lines"
Papers (3500-5000 words, following the latest MLA guidelines) are invited on the following broad themes:
History is frequently at the heart of how people view themselves and others in modern culture. The construction of the self in political, social, religious, and other spheres often exhibits an “instrumental” use of history in Nietzsche’s terms (a category also taken up by others, notably Foucault, Trouillot, and, more recently, implicitly in Priya Satia in Time’s Monster). The past is not simply a narrative of meaning connecting causality, leading from former times to the present, but it is also a means of crafting and molding a particular moment. In other words, the present is in the past. Perceptions of history are finding footing in modern causes and are proving to be instrumental for predetermined ends.
Communication and Representation of the Afterlife
Life after death is a fiction. It imagines a world other than our own […] Fiction is also a kind of life after death and, in contemporary culture, the afterlife finds its most pervasive and diverse manifestations in the forms of narrative fiction.
(Bennett 2012, p. 1)
Call for Papers - Deadline 29 February 2024 (Inter)Disciplinary Bodies
International Conference, at Brunel University London, 25 to 27 June 2024
Call for Papers - deadline Thursday 29 February 2024
Bodies refers to humans, non-humans, knowledges, knowledge systems, and communities.
Intersectional reflections on wellbeing and healthcare spaces
An online symposium at the FASS Health Hub
13 and 14 May 2024
Anthem Press is actively seeking book proposals for Gender and Culture in the Romantic Era, 1780-1830, a series of scholarly monographs and edited collections devoted to the topics of gender and culture in British poetry, fiction, and drama from roughly 1780 to 1830. In terms of gender, the series encompasses scholarship related to the lives and works of women writers but also includes studies that address broader constructions of gender identity and sexuality.
The International Conference on Emerging Technologies in English Language Education in the 21st Century: Addressing the Present and Envisioning the Future aims to bring together researchers, educators, and practitioners from across the globe to delve into the profound impact of technology on English language education. With its focus on addressing present challenges and envisioning the future, this conference serves as an instrumental platform for sharing cutting-edge ideas, innovative approaches, and ground-breaking research findings.
Call for Contributions to the Routledge Companion to Literature and Sound
Editors: Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen and Maria Engberg
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES
FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY
UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD
is happy to announce
THE 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES TODAY (ELALT 7)
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad and of the English Department
October 26-27, 2024
The conference will be held ONLINE and is FREE OF CHARGE
This special issue of English Language Notes invites interdisciplinary perspectives on the poetic and metaphorical possibilities of compilation, a word both ubiquitous and lacking a single, agreed-upon meaning. From Latin compilatio (“a raking together, pillaging, plundering; hence, concr., sportively of a collection of documents, a compilation”), “compilation” can describe poetic composition, physical construction, and the artful orchestration of those domains by means of page-layout, indexing, and comparable readerly aids. Both action and result, compilation figures an object in terms at once material and literary.
This panel seeks 250-300 word abstracts exploring political and aesthetic questions across postbellum 19th and 20th century African American and Caribbean literature across a range of subjects including nonhuman animality, ecocriticism or ecopoetics, political ecology, and/or what Chelsea Frazier calls "black feminist ecological thought." Papers placing themselves in conversation with J.T. Roane's theorization of "black ecologies" in and/or beyond literature as well as those taking up Kimberly Ruffin's work on Black ecoliterary traditions are especially encouraged, but the call is open to the broadest sense of the concepts and terms listed above.
CFP: Intersecting Ecologies: Navigating Crises, Traumas, and Movements in Asian Comparative Literature and Film
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 77th Annual Convention
Conference Date: October 10-12, 2024
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
The “Intersecting Ecologies and Narratives: Navigating Crises, Traumas, and Movements in Asian Comparative Literature and Film” panel welcomes scholars to an interdisciplinary exploration at the intersection of ecological themes, migration and refugee experiences, medical humanities, and the post-COVID era within the context of Asian literature and film.
Call for Papers: Bridging Worlds: Unpacking Asian-German Interconnections in Comparative Asian Literature and Film
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 77th Annual Convention Conference
Dates: October 10-12, 2024
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
The “Bridging Worlds: Unpacking Asian-German Interconnections in Comparative Asian Literature and Film” panel invites scholars to explore the multidirectional and multifaceted connections between Asian and German cultures, histories, and philosophies as represented in literature and cinema.