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Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Poetics and Extraction

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

In “Tarhands: A Messy Manifesto,” Métis scholar Warren Cariou rewrites William Carlos Williams’ poem “This Is Just to Say” into a time capsule to be opened in a hundred years:

 

This is just to say

We’ve burned up all the oil

and poisoned the air

you were probably hoping to breathe.

Forgive us.

It was delicious

the way it burned

so bright and

so fast.

 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Feminist Critique Here and Now

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:16am
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

What is the continued role of feminist theory and feminist analysis in literary studies today in these lands claimed by Canada?  How and why is feminist analysis still relevant to our work? We seek contributions for a special issue of Canadian Literature on feminist critique and/in Canada today.

Conference on Posthumanism and the Ecological Crisis 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:16am
Brainware University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

The 1st Conference on Posthumanism and the Ecological Crisis organized by the Department of English & Literary Studies, Brainware University will be held on January 29, 2022. The objective is to motivate and assist esteemed faculty members, research scholars, and students from various institutions in sharing their work through presentations and publication of their state-of-the-art research.

Hopkins, Voice, and Echo

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:15am
International Hopkins Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Conference dates: 23 and 24 September 2022; to be held online via Zoom

DEADLINE EXTENDED!: Comhfhios Boston College Graduate Student Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:15am
Irish Studies Program at Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Deadline extended!

 

Comhfhios Boston College is an interdisciplinary Irish Studies Conference. This year's theme is "Other Irelands" and the conference will take place in Chestnut Hill, MA on February 25-26, 2022. See full cfp below: 

 

The Irish Studies Graduate Students of Boston College, in conjunction with the Irish Studies Program, are pleased to be hosting the fifth annual Comhfhios Boston College conference. Comhfhios (pronounced “co-is”) meaning “knowledge together,” or “open to all knowledge,” invites emerging scholars in all Irish Studies fields to gather again in Boston. 

“HOPE IN WORDS”: 2022 #DouglassWeek Poetry Competition*

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:09am
#DouglassWeek
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

#DouglassWeek is excited to invite poets, writers and other creators from around the world to submit entries for the second annual #Douglassweek poetry competition. This year, the theme of “Intergenerational Conversations” may inspire your creations.

 

Cultures of the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:06am
American Studies Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 22, 2022

Twenty-five years after Gloria Anzaldúa published Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, the U.S.–Mexico border is still “una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds.” As Anzaldúa would have predicted, this “bleed[ing]” is both violent and vital, destructive and constructive; anytime “a scab forms it hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country—a border culture.” However, in ways Anzaldúa failed to see, this “blood” does not flow from a single Chicanx “country,” but rather through two settler states, dozens of Native nations, and countless migrant communities: the “blood,” in other words, does not flow from a single “border culture,” but rather through a range of border cul

Society Must Be Inoculated: Covid-19, Governance, Propaganda

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:05am
The University of California Santa Cruz and Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

Since COVID-19’s first infection, the virus has mutated. Each expected virological mutation summons increased governmental and medical surveillance, received both positively and suspiciously by the public. The instituted state of exception was most aggressively diagnosed by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. Agamben, however,  is not alone in theorizing the pandemic. Thinkers like Slavoj Zizek, Jean-Luc Nancy, Sergio Benevenuto, and Catherine Malabou have also published reflections on the virus’s spread. In fact, a veritable sub-section of academic publishing has emerged due to the virus.

Art Exhibition Symposium, Portland Oregon USA

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:05am
Elisabeth Jones Art Center for Social and Environmental Justice
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Call for Papers - Art Exhibition Symposium, Portland Oregon USA 

Power Positions: A Dismantling of Phallacies

 

The Elisabeth Jones Art Center for Social and Environmental Justice 

516 NW 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

 

Keynote Speaker: TBA 

 

Symposium Dates: March 2022 – actual dates TBA

Exhibition Dates: January 6–March 18, 2022 

Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2022 

 

CFP: Total Cinema: Film and Design

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:05am
Disegno - Journal of Design Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

The next issue of Disegno will investigate, from the perspective of design culture, the contemporary role and significance of cinema, film, VR and moving image installations within the context of the institutional, technological, and media-related developments and lifeworld in the twenty-first century. Our basic aim is to shed more light on how critically oriented design culture studies conceive of design not as it is in the world but how it creates our lifeworlds (Lebenswelten) as seamless webs of discursive meanings and sensual experiences. On closer inspection, our particular interest lies in how this worlding (scil. es weltet) can be understood in the realms of cinema and film making.

Hopkins, Voice, and Echo

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:04am
International Hopkins Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Conference dates: 23 and 24 September 2022; to be held online via Zoom

RELIGHTING THE CROSSROADS: HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN HAITIANS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:03am
CUNY Haitian Studies Institute and the Department of Africana Studies Brooklyn College, City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

 

Call for Papers

RELIGHTING THE CROSSROADS:

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN HAITIANS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS

20-22 May 2022

A Virtual Conference

 CUNY Haitian Studies Institute and the Department of Africana Studies

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

  

I. Conference Details

Crones, Crime, and the Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:02am
Falmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

 

Crones, Crime, and the Gothic

In-person Conference

Falmouth University UK, 10-11 June 2022

 

Older women have traditionally been portrayed negatively in folklore, fairy tales, literature and film, for example. Images of witches, evil stepmothers, shrivelled, bitter 'spinsters', and vindictive, bullying women abusing positions of power are rife in Western culture. Yet,

perhaps things are changing. A new emphasis on the need to discuss and understand the

menopause seems to be at the heart of this. This conference examines historical

Penumbra Spring 2022 Call

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:01am
Penumbra
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Since 1989, Penumbra has published the artistic and literary talents of students and creatives regionally, nationally, and internationally. As a publication, Penumbra is unique; its student-led staff personally solicits, selects, and edits its content and design. The staff at Penumbra are seeking reviews of contemporary books, films, albums, podcasts, and television shows of 600-900 words for our Spring 2022 Print Issue. Book, film, television, and media reviews of works released in the last 12 months are welcome. Works being reviewed must be recent. Reviews should be between 600-900 words long and should be in MLA format.

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

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:01am
St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

 

Call for Papers: The St. John’s University’s Humanities Review Spring 2022 Issue 

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

 

Deadline for abstracts: December 22, 2021

Deadline for accepted submissions: February 22, 2022

Editors: Alexander Radison & Kainat Cheema

Contact email: alexander.radison21@my.stjohns.edu & kainat.cheema21@my.stjohns.edu 

Imagining Linguistic Constellations for the Study of Indigenous Literatures / Imaginer des constellations linguistiques pour l’étude des littératures autochtones

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:01am
Marie-Eve Bradette
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Papers for a Bilingual Issue of Alternative Francophone

 

Edited by

 Sarah Henzi (Simon Fraser University) & Marie-Eve Bradette (University of Regina)

 

“I live in a country where the two national languages are foreign languages.” 

(Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui, Courts critiques, 2017. Our translation.)

 

The Dangling Modifier Spring 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:01am
Middle Tennessee State University Writing Center
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Dangling Modifier: Call for Papers Spring 2022 Issue

Responding in the Writing Center, the Writing Center Responding

Intersections and the Anthropocene: Sustainability, Ethics, and Gender

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:57am
Catherine Thomas / Georgia Gwinnett College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Call for Papers 

Intersections and the Anthropocene: Sustainability, Ethics, and Gender 

Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, Georgia 

March 31-April 1, 2022 

 

Review of submissions begins December 15th and ends February 15th. 

 

"What might eco-deconstruction be?"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:57am
Oxford Literary Review (45.1)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Oxford Literary Review 45.1, July 2023. "What might Eco-deconstruction be?”

 

It is not I who deconstruct; rather, something I called ‘deconstruction’ happens to the experience of a world, a culture,

a philosophic tradition: ‘it’ deconstructs, ça ne va pas, there is something that budges, that is in the

process of being dislocated, disjointed, disadjoined, and of which I begin to be aware. Something is

‘deconstructing’ and it has to be answered for.” (Jacques Derrida, in A Taste for the Secret (2001).

 

"What might eco-deconstruction be?"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:57am
Oxford Literary Review (45.1)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Oxford Literary Review 45.1, July 2023. "What might Eco-deconstruction be?”

 

It is not I who deconstruct; rather, something I called ‘deconstruction’ happens to the experience of a world, a culture,

a philosophic tradition: ‘it’ deconstructs, ça ne va pas, there is something that budges, that is in the

process of being dislocated, disjointed, disadjoined, and of which I begin to be aware. Something is

‘deconstructing’ and it has to be answered for.” (Jacques Derrida, in A Taste for the Secret (2001).

 

LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS’ CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD LITERATURE

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 1:59am
Himanshi Chandervanshi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Latin America encompassing South America, parts of Central America, and the Caribbean Islands is remarkable for women’s movements from time to time. While most historical genealogies trace the origin of Latin American feminism around the time period of 1960s and 1970s, a strong feminist expression is evident long before the significant decades of 1960s and 1970s. The earliest feminist expression can be traced as early as during the seventeenth century which emerged as a result of Latin American women’s encounter with the European colonisers. As a result of colonialism, Latin American women became dual victims of oppression: one at the hands of the Europeans, and other, at the hands of their own countrymen.

Postwar Area Literature Group CFP - ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 11:39am
Postwar Area Literature Group
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

The Postwar Area Literature Group invites abstract submissions for our panels at the 2022 meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022. We will host two panels this year; please see the full CFPs below:

CFP – DEADLINE EXTENDED: JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy) – Issue #7

updated: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 7:19am
JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

CFP: JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy), Special Issue #7

It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding): (Hi)Stories of American Fragility

Guest Editors: Pilar Martínez Benedí and Chiara Patrizi

 

(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.

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