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Announcing the 2022 First Book Institute

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:23pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Announcing

The 2022 First Book Institute

June 12-18, 2022

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

Call for Chapters – Creative & Critical Uses of Digital Tools in Visual Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:23pm
Jo Parnell/Palgrave Macmillan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

This call is for abstract submissions for an international edited collection entitled Taking Control: critical and creative uses of digital tools in screen, literature, graphic texts, and visual culture narratives.  Currently I am seeking a number of academics and professionals in the field who might like to send me an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the book.

 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the deadline for abstracts has been extended:  Abstracts now due: 30 April 2022

 

‘Purity and Contamination in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture’

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:22pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s 14th Annual Hybrid Conference

‘Purity and Contamination in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture’

 

13th – 15th July, 2022

Loughborough University

Hosted in person and online with MS Teams

 

 Keynote 1: Claire O’Callaghan, ‘“A dangerous woman & of impure mind”: Queerness, Scandal and Fiction –The Curious Case of Emily Faithfull’

 Keynote 2: Andrew Smith, ‘Poisoned by Books: Reading and Writing in the fin-de-siécle Gothic’

The Quixotic Eighteenth Century (SCSECS 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 12:47pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE!

SCSECS 2022 CFP: The Quixotic Eighteenth Century

In the questing and whimsical spirit of Don Quixote, SCSECS welcomes paper proposals including (but certainly not limited to!): literature and literary genre; interdisciplinary connections; sports history; food ways and culinary history; questions of borderland theory and identity; women in the eighteenth century; Enlightenment philosophy; children's literature; eighteenth-century pedagogies; textual and archival methodologies; and global networks of circulation (including trade, material culture, art, and intellectual thought). Graduate students welcome!

Cultural Intertexts 12/ 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 8:32am
Oana Gheorghiu/ Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

We hereby invite proposals of original articles related to the general theme of Cultural Intertexts, an academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078.

 

The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle strategies of representation and of (inter)textual construction emerging from the dialogic relation between:

-       literature and the historical and cultural context of text production;

-       distribution and consumption;

-       literature and other arts (music, film, visual arts, etc.) or sciences (linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, history, sociology and political sciences, internet and new technologies, etc.);

5th MEMORY, FORGETTING AND CREATING, 13-14 January 2022 (online)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:37am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Memory, Forgetting and Creating - International Interdisciplinary Conference  (online - via Zoom)

13-14 January 2022

 

Scientific Committee:
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 

 CFP:

CONF/CfP-Empowerment and the Arts: How the Humanities Empower Humanity

updated: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 1:22pm
Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 4, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Empowerment and the Arts:

How the Humanities Empower Humanity

Graduate Conference in English and the Humanities

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

April 15-16, 2022

Conference will be held virtually, via Zoom. There is no registration fee for this conference.

 

1922/2022 - Total Modernism: Continuity, Discontinuity, and the Experimental Turn

updated: 
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 7:00am
Centro Studi “Arti della Modernità”
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

1922/2022 – TOTAL MODERNISM:

CONTINUITY, DISCONTINUITY, AND THE EXPERIMENTAL TURN

 

Centro Studi “Arti della Modernità”

18-19-20 May 2022 – Torino (Italy)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 7

Call for papers: Interface (Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis)

updated: 
Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 3:03pm
Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

For the upcoming issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit academic essays or creative work that critically engages with the theme of interface. We are inviting extended proposals (500-1000 words) that follow the MLA formatting and referencing style to be submitted to submissions@soapboxjournal.net by December 14th, 2021.

 

INTERFACE

Call for Papers: The 2022 Conference on John Milton, June 21-23, 2022. St. Louis, Missouri

updated: 
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 2:15pm
2022 Conference on John Milton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Papers (not to exceed twenty minutes reading time) are invited on any aspect of Milton studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes and trends. The conference will be held on the campus of Saint Louis University, in conjunction with the Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Please submit 250-word abstract, along with a brief academic biography to the SLU Symposium website: https://www.smrs-slu.org/submit.html. Proposals for sessions and round-table discussions are also welcome. Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2021.

Deadline extended--Call for contributions

updated: 
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 2:05pm
Rowena Santos Aquino
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

ReFocus: The Films of Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi: a documentary cinema of dissent

Editor: Rowena Santos Aquino

 

Portmanteau Woolf

updated: 
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 1:54pm
Virginia Woolf Miscellany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany

Issue #99 Spring 2022 : DEADLINE EXTENDED

Submissions Due: January 31st 2022

Special Topic:

Portmanteau Woolf

Guest Editors: Valérie Favre and Shilo McGiff

 

A call for all readers, common and uncommon:

 

Religion, Spiritualism and Occultism in Irish Literature from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

updated: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 1:20pm
University of York/University of Tokyo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 26, 2021

 

‘In 1900 he believed in fairies; that was bad enough; but in 1930 we are confronted with the pitiful, the deplorable spectacle of a grown man preoccupied with the mumbo-jumbo of magic and the nonsense of India’

 

                            W. H Auden’s ‘The Public versus the late Mr William Butler Yeats’, 1939

 

Solace in Indian in Writing English

updated: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 6:34am
SIWE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort.    E B White

Literature always gives joy, comfort, and solace to everyone who is in search of it. The poems inspire and kindle our thoughts, the novels drive us to have patience and look for new paths, the drama reflects lives in miniature form, the essays make us ponder on the subtle observation of life, autobiographies motivate and lead us to the path of glory….there is no end to describe what literature is and how it shapes our lives. We at times advertently/ inadvertently drink, consume and digest literature. The famous English essayist Francis Bacon aptly puts, “Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability.”

Call for proposals: Special Issue of RCEI (Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses)

updated: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 11:25am
Research project "Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste"
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

CALL FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF REVISTA CANARIA DE ESTUDIOS INGLESES (spring 2023)

 

The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks submissions for a special issue entitled “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” to be published in spring 2023. The monograph is guest-edited by Begoña Simal-González (Universidade da Coruña), Sara Villamarín-Freire (Universidade da Coruña), and Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Universidad Nebrija), members of the research project “Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste,” financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science (PID2019-106798GB-I00) and the AEI (National Research Agency).

 

American, British and Canadian Studies

updated: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 11:25am
Ana-Karina Schneider/ Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

American, British and Canadian Studies appears biannually in June and December. It is a peer-reviewed journal that sets out to explore the intersections of culture, technology and the human sciences in the age of electronic information. It publishes work by scholars of any nationality on Anglophone Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Anthropology, Area Studies, Multimedia and Digital Arts and related subjects. Articles addressing influential crosscurrents in current academic thinking are particularly welcomed. ABC Studies also publishes book reviews and review essays, interviews, work-in-progress, conference reports, research project outlines, notes and comments.

OCD IN SOCIETY

updated: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 11:25am
White Rose Arts and Humanities Research Council
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The theme of this year’s OCD in Society conference is “Theory and Practice”. The goal of the
event is to explore how the humanities, social sciences, activism, and the arts can offer ways to
conceptualise, understand, and raise awareness about obsessive-compulsive symptoms. The
theme of the conference invites contributors to think about how obsessions and/or compulsions
are constituted by, embedded within, and regulated through forms of practice. We interpret
‘practice’ to include practices of care for the body, regulatory practices, creative practices, and
modes of performativity. We also welcome presentations that explore how diverse theoretical

Memories of War in Other Worlds: Approaches to War Literature and Memories from the Global South

updated: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 7:44am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Memories of military conflicts from both combatants and non-combatants alike have been a key tool in analyzing the unique traumas and socio-cultural affects of modern warfare. Scholars such as Samuel Hynes and Paul Fussell have done seminal work in articulating theoretical approaches to understanding the memories of bearing witness to modern war. Yet, mainstream war literature largely recounts the white voices from the West.

TV LONDONS

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:40pm
Dr Christopher Hogg (University of Westminster, UK), Dr Douglas McNaughton (University of Brighton, UK), Dr Andrew O'Day (Independent Scholar)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

CFP - TV LONDONS

Exploring Representations of London on Television

A CREAM, University of Westminster conference, in collaboration with the University of Brighton

July 28th and 29th 2022, Fyvie Hall, 309 Regent St., London W1B 2HT

Organisers:

Dr Christopher Hogg - C.Hogg@westminster.ac.uk (University of Westminster) Dr Douglas McNaughton - D.Mcnaughton@brighton.ac.uk (University of Brighton)

Dr Andrew O’Day - aoday41414@aol.com (Independent Scholar)

Confirmed keynote speakers:

119th Annual PAMLA Conference in Los Angeles, CA: Special Session CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:40pm
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

PAMLA 2022 Los Angeles: “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”

PAMLA welcomes special session proposals for the 2022 PAMLA conference at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California (early morning Friday, November 11 through Sunday night, November 13, 2022) on topics of scholarly interest that are not too close to the topics of our general (standing) sessions (go to https://www.pamla.org/about/constitution-bylaws/ and search for “general sessions” to find a list of PAMLA’s standing sessions). Our system for paper proposals will open in February 2022, with April 30th as the submission deadline.

Transgressive Bodies and Social Orders

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:40pm
Ruhr-University Bochum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Transgressive Bodies and Social Orders

Conference, 07.06.–09.06.2022, Ruhr-University Bochum

Body practices imply moments of transgression, be it in the active or in the passive crossing of borders. The conference aims to explore the topic of transgressive bodies beyond classical disciplinary boundaries and addresses scholars from the humanities and social sciences, but also natural scientists and physicians who either already conduct research at the interface with the social sciences and/or are interested in an interdisciplinary exchange.

*Final Deadline Extension 12/31/21* Call for Abstracts for an edited volume: "Avatar: The Last Airbender and Theology" under contract with McFarland Press

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:39pm
Michael Riggins
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

McFarland Press is currently seeking papers for an edited volume on the intersection of the Avatar Universe and Theology. Essays should mainly concentrate on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, but may also consider the graphic novels or the live action film if appropriate. Essays should be accessible to a lay reader, but focused on an academic audience. 

 

Cornell EGSO 2022 Conference: Aspiration

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:39pm
Cornell English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 4, 2022

Cornell EGSO 2022 Conference: Aspiration

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, February 4, 2022

Hybrid Conference April 15th-16th, 2022

Call For Academic and Creative Proposals:

 

It’s no coincidence that ‘aspiration’ means both hope and the act of breathing.

—Ted Chiang, “The Great Silence” 

Electric Literature, 2016

 

University of Toronto Graduate English Conference: Exhaust(ion)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:39pm
University of Toronto Graduate English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

In the conclusion to Complaint! (2021), Sara Ahmed suggests that “even going through an exhausting of processes can have creative potential.” As much as exhaust signals finality, then, it also acquiesces to a sort of futurity and, in Ahmed’s understanding, even hopefulness: what can develop after we have exhausted all possibilities?

As a verb, “to exhaust” signals depletion and overconsumption as well as fatigue and overexertion. We have exhausted, and we are exhausted; threats of environmental and economic

CFP: Special Issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:39pm
Joshua Trey Barnett, Associate Editor
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 4, 2022

Each year, Rhetoric Society Quarterly publishes a special issue, the aims of which are to help set the intellectual agenda in rhetorical studies, encourage focused statements on timely topics in rhetorical studies by scholars working in related areas, attract participation by top scholars, and stimulate scholarly activity within the Rhetoric Society of America, such as pre-conference colloquia, convention sessions, and workshops. Recent special issues have addressed relations between rhetoric and disability (2020), demagoguery (2019), and the more-than-human (2017), to name only three examples. As Rhetoric Society Quarterly’s incoming associate editor for special issues, I am pleased to invite proposals for the 2023 special issue.

Comhfhios Irish Studies Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:39pm
Irish Studies at Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Comhfhios Boston College

Other Irelands

February 25-26, 2022

Connolly House, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

 

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. 

 

A Film Scholarship without Films? Reimagining Israeli Cinema History through the Archive

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:38pm
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

In the introduction to the 2007 anthology Looking Past the Screen, Eric Smoodin points to a methodological lacuna within the conventional form of film historiography. This form – which “has at least since the mid-1950s been dominated by the study of the film itself, often organized around genre, nation, or authorship” – is not without its great benefits for historical knowledge; yet by emphasizing cinematic text over context, it has also missed out on important historical insight that may be garnered from closer scrutiny of nonfilmic archival holdings.

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