Latin American frontiers have been approached from multiple perspectives but the canonical all-encompassing studies, Hennessy’s The Frontier in Latin American History and David Weber’s and Jane Rausch’s edited collection on the same topic, were published decades ago. They could and should be reviewed in light of new developments, both in academia and in the real world (or say politics, culture and the economy). This collective effort will offer a fresh take on Latin American frontiers, understood mainly but not only historically and in the sense of undetermined borderlands, be it between nation-states or within the political boundaries of a single nation-state.
Special Issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL): Kazuo Ishiguro
Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2022
Full name / name of organization: Texas Studies in Literature and Language
Prospective publication: September 2023
Contact email: TSLL@austin.utexas.edu
TSLL Website: https://utpress.utexas.edu/journals/texas-studies-in-literature-and-lang...
JOYS IN TRANSITION
Conference Dates: 2-3 February 2023
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 13, 2022
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY DECEMBER 4, 2022
- Valérie Benejam, Nantes Université
- John McCourt, Università di Macerata
- Fritz Senn, Zurich James Joyce Foundation
Organisers: Franca Ruggieri, Fabio Luppi, Enrico Terrinoni, Serenella Zanotti
Call for Contributions for a Special Section: Ecofeminism
Arcadiana welcomes the submission of short contributions in the field of Ecofeminism.
REMINDER: UPCOMING DEADLINE -- AUGUST 31 2022
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2022, open to all, on the subject of
Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death
The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies, vol. 15 (2023), the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.
REMINDER: UPCOMING DEADLINE -- AUGUST 31 2022
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 15 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
on the theme of
Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death
LIT Special Issue CFP: Intersectional Feminism and Barriers to Representation at the Turn of the Century
Deadline extended for submissions: August 31, 2022
Full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Contact email: email@example.com
“The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure”: an International Conference (In-Person Event)
May 4-6, 2023, University of Mannheim (Germany)
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Jack Halberstam (Columbia University), Heather Houser (University of Texas at Austin)
Call for Papers
The Networks of Romance I: Transnational and Global - (In-Person Format)
Increased social mobility and technological advances in modern society, as well as the advent of postcolonial studies, have spurred scholars to investigate the ‘interconnectedness’ of the global Middle Ages, and to challenge Western-centrism. This session is open to papers that apply these critical approaches to romance texts. We welcome scholars who consider the textual representations of cross-culturalism, and of networks that transcend regional and national boundaries. Also invited are papers that examine depictions of networks from outside the medieval West. We particularly encourage participants who use decolonising methodologies.
Several examples of literature produced from the late Victorian age narrate great concerns about the future and the destiny of humanity, concerns that would be significantly exacerbated in the twentieth century by the First World War, soon followed by the Second, the unspeakable savagery of Nazis, the nuclear detonations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and, last but not least, by the terror of a nuclear apocalypse during the long Cold War. Modernism appears thus as a cultural movement that, as Vincent Sherry maintains, “works most indicatively within an imaginative concept of time interrupted”, of a time that presents itself basically as provisional and utterly deprived of a future.
CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for #NEPCA2022
October 20-22, 2022 / NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION
Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22, 2022 (Virtual)
Proposal due: August 1, 2022
Papers for the Politics, Civic Life and Culture area of NEPCA explore the role of political actors, institutions, ideology, rhetoric, and satire in popular culture. Topics and themes may be drawn from all policy domains – both foreign and domestic.
2022 Special topics and themes:
The Lyric Now: A one-day conference
Hosted by the Department of English, Creative Writing, and Film – The University of Adelaide (Australia)
& The J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice
14 October 2022
Featuring: Hoa Nguyen, prize-winning author of A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure and Co-Chair, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts MFA Program, Bard College
Call for chapter proposals
Title: Mediated Cultures, Political Discourses, and the Celebrity: Perspectives from India
Edited by Swapna Gopinath, Ramna Walia, and Rutuja Deshmukh
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
Special Issue: Narrative Theory and Children’s Literature
Guest editor: Professor Haifeng Hui, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
What is resilience for people with disabilities? What is recovery?
Narratives of illness, trauma and disability are often framed to emphasize recovery. Reflecting on resiliency, constructed ideas of normalcy, and “crip time,” Ellen Samuels writes: “Disability and illness have the power to extract us from linear, progressive time with its normative life stages and cast us into a wormhole of backward and forward acceleration, jerky stops and starts, tedious intervals and abrupt endings” (2017).
In working with disabled performers, disability scholar and artist Petra Kuppers notes the connection between the material oppression experienced by people with disabilities and the performance space. She writes:
The (Post)Medieval Imaginary
58th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 11-13, 2023
CALL FOR PAPERS
This virtual ICMS session encourages participants to consider constructions of the medieval past in the Middle Ages and after, particularly as manifested in the interactions between the medieval(ist) literature, historiography, and/or material culture of postmedieval periods. Juxtaposing papers that engage with one or more historical periods, this session will reopen debates about the problems and possibilities of periodization while illuminating how medievalists and postmedieval scholars can productively collaborate across period boundaries.
Call for Panel Proposals
Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)-Sponsored Panels for RSA San Juan
Renaissance Society of America Conference
San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 9-11, 2023
CFP Deadline: August 15, 2022
As an Associate Organization of the Renaissance Society of America, RCSC will be sponsoring up to two sessions at next year’s RSA conference in San Juan. We seek proposals for complete panels on any subject of the Renaissance world. Please see the details below about what is expected to propose a panel, or consult the RSA conference website.
CFP Panel Visualizing Home and Homeland in Pan-Asian Film and Dramas
Association for Asian Studies, 2023 Annual Conference Boston, MA and virtual
Virtual Format, February 17-18, 2023
AUGUST 5, 2022
Send a 250-word abstract and a 150-word bio by AUGUST 5, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Amato, Associate Professor; Comparative Literature; Fashion Institute of Technology
Kyunghee Pyun, Associate Professor; Art History; Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
After a hiatus in which new technologies have enabled us stay in contact and learn how to overcome isolation, the Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch invites scholars and practitioners from diverse fields to participate in a conversation on the intersection of the epic and technological applications.
In his influential Palimpsests: Literature in the Second Degree, Gérard Genette proposed terms to refer to the relationship among texts: intertextuality, paratextuality, metatextuality, architextuality, and hypertextuality. Connections among texts are not new to medieval scholars, as is evident on volumes about sources and analogues; yet, textual networks might be more productively explored against trade routes, religious and political invasions, and ideological impositions. How are textual transpositions, which Genette defines as “serious transformation[s]” (212), anchored in cultural clashes and exchanges?
As twenty-first century scholars have continued the work of identifying, editing, and giving historical context to writings by early modern women, they have turned increasingly to larger questions of reading and interpreting these works—questions that have recently gained particular attention in Lara Dodds and Michelle M. Dowd's edited collection, Renaissance Formalism and Early Modern Women's Writings.
This roundtable, geared towards graduate students, independent scholars and early-career academics, seeks diverse voices to speak about the tension of interdisciplinarity and collaboration in the modern university. How do multimodal practices complicate the disciplines? What is multidisciplinarity vs. interdisciplinarity? What does it mean to be “undisciplined”? Contributions may include, but are not limited to: essays, graphic scholarship, pedagogical models, poetry and art.
Florida Atlantic University Honors College
Jupiter, United States
Video games are more popular than ever, and gaming is an increasingly common hobby. However, gaming raises a number of complex ethical issues. Perhaps the most familiar is the question of whether violent video games are morally appropriate or not. But beyond questions about the morality of gaming and what is appropriate content we might wonder what the overall value of gaming is. Gamers are quite passionate about their hobby, and with concerns about gaming-disorder on the rise, it is reasonable to ask what redeeming value video games have. What role, if any, can video games have in the good life?
Multiculturalism is arguably a fundamental aspect of contemporary western society that has garnered diverse reception. It has been the source of diversity (positive) and social disunity (negative). Multiculturalism stands as the most recent development of race relations in ethnic studies; therefore, to study the contemporary theory of race, it is vital to consider cultural diversity as a constitutive aspect of that theory. Multiculturalism is not only a descriptive or even normative concept; instead, it is more appropriate to consider it as a pragmatic concept.
CFPVolume 28, Issue 3 - On the Mundane
Deadline: 5 September 2022
Sozita Goudouna, Goldsmiths, University of London
Eleni Kolliopoulou, University of Peloponnese
Eero Laine, State University of New York at Buffalo
Kristen Lewis, Osgoode Hall Law School and Gull Cry Dance
Rumen Rachev, Auckland University of Technology
De-Westernizing Horror: Reframing the Genre Cinemas of Asia
King’s College London
Monday 31st October – Tuesday 01st November, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Meheli Sen (Rutgers University)
In 2012, Saër Maty Bâ and Will Higbee published their necessary and urgent intervention, De-Westernizing Film Studies. The principle aim of their collection was to “consider what forms a challenge to the enduring vision of film as a medium – and film studies as a discipline – modelled on ‘Western’ ideologies, theoretical and historical frameworks, critical perspectives as well as institutional and artistic practices, might take today” (2012: 1).
I am putting together a panel to present at next year's African Futures Conference in Cologne, Germany (May 31 - June 3 2022) on the subject of neoliberalism and alternative temporalities on contemporary African fiction. More information on the conference can be found here https://ecasconference.org/2023/ and a short description and abstract for the panel can be found below. To be considered for inclusion in this panel, please send me your CV and a 250 word paper abstract at email@example.com.
Neoliberalism and Alternative Temporalities in Contemporary African Fiction
The Call for Papers for the 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA (May 11–May 13, 2023) is now open. Proposals of papers and contributions to roundtables are due Sept. 15, 2022. The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow, is sponsoring the following session: Ursula K. Le Guin's Marvelous MedievalismContact: Kristine A. SwankModality: In person (in Kalamazoo, MI) Ursula K. Le Guin (1929–2018) left an unparalleled legacy of masterworks in science fiction and fantasy. Several of her imagined worlds were founded upon or enriched by global medieval influences from Europe, Asia, North & South America.
The Call for Papers for the 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA (May 11–May 13, 2023) is now open. Proposals of papers and contributions to roundtables are due Sept. 15, 2022. The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow, is sponsoring the following session: Tolkien and Medieval Constructions of Race (A Roundtable)Contact: Mariana Rios MaldonadoModality: Virtual The construction of race in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth narratives, legendarium, and their adaptations represents even now a gap within Tolkien scholarship.