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
The theme of this year’s OCD in Society conference is “Theory and Practice”. The goal of the
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.
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
Dr Andrew O’Day - email@example.com (Independent Scholar)
Confirmed keynote speakers:
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.
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.
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
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 Boston College
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.
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.
Theme: Reimagining the Future in an Exhausted Present
We welcome authors, creatives, scholars, and artists from diverse background to submit their work on the topic:
Identities, Politics, Race, Gender, and Culture
We are pleased to welcome you to the 10th International Conference on Modern Approach in Humanities. Taking place on the 24th-26th of June in Oslo, Norway, it will bring together a truly international community of academics to share experiences and exchange research findings on all aspects of specialized and interdisciplinary fields. This is a premier learning opportunity, combined with vibrant networking activities and engaging discussions on the latest innovations, trends, and practical concerns and challenges in the field.
“We should all come to the position that our long-standing investments in the literary and cultural values of the standard English curriculum must go the same way as the Confederate and conquistador statues that are falling across the south and southwest.”
—Dr. Jesse Alemán, “The End of English” (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.
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy: The Intersectionality of Music and Deviance
Editor:Sylvia M DeSantis
This volume will explore the avenues through which 20th century musicians, and their enthused audiences, created necessarily deviant cultural movements. From the optimism engendered by the Big BandEra to socially justice-mindedGrunge in the ‘90s, musicians have used their stage power to resist, reward, and recreate long-standing cultural codes.
Feeling Form/Forming Feeling?: Dialectics of Affect and Form in British Women’s Writing, 1550-1800
Ghent University, Carmelite Monastery, 14-15 October 2022
Keynote speakers: Prof. Michelle M. Dowd (University of Alabama), Prof. Danielle Clarke (University College Dublin) and Prof. Ros Ballaster (Oxford University).
New Horizons in English Studies vol. 7/2022
LITERATURE, MEDIA AND CULTURE HERE AND NOW
New Horizons in English Studies (https://journals.umcs.pl/nh, indexed in MLA International Bibliography and ERIH+) invites submissions to the 7/2022 issue, welcoming previously unpublished research papers and reviews in the broadly understood field of literary, media and cultural studies (L, M & C). The scope of subjects includes but is not limited to the following:
CFP: New Citizenship Studies (special issue of American Literature)
Greetings colleagues (with apologies for cross-posting),
Please share the CFP for our co-edited special issue of American Literature: New Citizenship Studies. Essay submissions are due June 9, 2022. See information below and attached. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions.
Carrie Hyde (UCLA) and Derrick R. Spires (Cornell University)
Call for Papers—Special Issue of American Literature:New Citizenship Studies
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Drs. Gary D. Rhodes (Oklahoma Baptist University), Stefanie Van de Peer (University of Exeter), and Robert Singer (CUNY), each book focuses on a critically overlooked film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or the documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Sohrab Shahid Saless, Susanne Bier, Pablo Larrain, Paul Leni, Teuvo Tulio, Xavier Dolan, Paul Leni, and Francis Veber, with many more in preparation.
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Drs. Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (Oklahoma Baptist University), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, and Budd Boetticher, among others.
The International Steinbeck Society is pleased to announce a call for paper presentations on the works of John Steinbeck for the upcoming in-person American Literature Association Conference to be held in Chicago IL on May 26-29th.
The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 33rd annual conference of the American Literature Association in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.
We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction.
Given the conference’s setting this year, in Illinois, we are particularly interested in work that considers Wallace’s relationship to or depiction of the American Midwest, or that considers Wallace as a Midwestern writer.
The West Chester University Poetry Center is excited to announce this Call for Presentations for C.R.A.F.T.: West Chester University’s Poetry and Creative Arts Festival, April 6-9, 2022.The theme is Breakthrough: Invigorating Creative Practices. Cornelius Eady will be our Keynote Speaker. We will feature a performance by The Cornelius Eady Trio.
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Environmental Literature, Climate Crises, and Pandemics.”
The new journal LITERATURE has finally been launched.Literature is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on literature and cultural studies published quarterly online.
ISSN: 2410-9789 Mdpi waives up to 100% APC fees in new humanities journals.
Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega (CFG), an international journal on phraseological and paremiological research edited by Centro Ramón Piñeiro para a Investigación en Humanidades (Xunta de Galicia), is seeking submissions of contributions for its twenty-third issue. Even though the deadline is permanently open, only manuscripts received by March 1, 2022 will be considered for issue 23.
CFG's aims are (1) to contribute to the phraseological debate, (2) to bring unpublished Galician phraseological materials to light and (3) to disseminate information about the most important events and publications about phraseology. Thus, this journal publishes:
Apocalypse implies a number of fraught theoretical terms, such as Freud’s death drive or the concept of the Anthropocene. Apocalypse, as a genre and a term, invites capacious understandings and definitions. To ground apocalypse in the past, present, and future, we can look to Kathryn Yusoff’s conception of the Anthropocene as “a politically infused geology and scientific/popular discourse [that] is just now noticing the extinction it has chosen to continually overlook in the making of its modernity and freedom” (Preface xiii).
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a panel at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Chicago, May 26-29, 2021. We are interested in abstracts that address themes, ideas, and theories related to American long poems. The form goes by many names: the serial poem, the long song, the epic, the life poem, or simply the long poem, but no matter the terminology that is applied to long poems, their abiding presence in the tradition of American poetry is clear.
RE: Recreation, Revisiting, and Reassessing
Much like the function of RE: in an email response, our theme this year looks to address topics related to returning to, responding to, or reimagining texts in new lights. This year’s conference will be held virtually via WebEx Events on February 10th-11th, 2022 and there is no cost whatsoever to participate in the conference. We invite proposals for papers, panels, roundtable discussions, creative writing readings or workshops, and multi-media art submissions. Although priority will be given to proposals that address the conference theme, we recognize the ambiguity of our theme and welcome all possible interpretations.
Hopkins and her Contemporaries:
Responses to Racial Violence, Appeals for Racial Justice
The second Summer School of the ReportAGES research project, this six-day graduate course for Master’s and PhD students – throughout Europe and, potentially, the Americas – of Journalism, Communications, Media Studies, English, German, or French Literature, Cultural Studies or Government Policy will explore how historical trends in narrative literary journalism in France, Germany and other nations of the interwar years reshaped the media landscape of each country, distinguishing a European development of the genre not just from its Anglo-American cousins but also from each other.