The 2023 Eudora Welty Review will feature a special section dedicated to Welty and Ecology. Eudora Welty’s stories attest to her acute attention to the natural world, an interest fed in part by her devotion to her garden. Always careful, as she puts it, to depict “the moon in the right part of the sky,” Welty portrayed nature as both setting and agent. The EWR seeks essays that examine the intersection of Welty’s work with ecology, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, and the ecogothic. Also of interest are essays exploring environmental concerns in Welty’s fiction, from the clear-cutting of farmland in the Delta to the logging in the hills of Mississippi.
We are seeking proposals for a special double issue of the journal Women’s Studies; An Interdisciplinary Journal on the work of Eudora Welty in the context of women's studies/feminism. Contending with a writer famous for declaring that she did not need to “crusade” and hesitant about the label “feminist,” scholars in the past have examined in helpful ways how Welty’s work undertakes the task of exploring gender. However, given new conversations in the fields of intertextuality, materialist studies, ecofeminism, and gender studies, further conversation or even a reappraisal is certainly due. Proposals/abstracts due September 1, 2022. Full paper submissions due March 1, 2023.
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 54th Annual NeMLA Convention to be held from March 23-26, 2023, in Niagara Falls, NY. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2022.
Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login
This accepted creative panel invites abstracts for the upcoming NeMLA 2023 conference at the University at Buffalo in Niagara Falls, NY from March 23-26, 2023.
As Mad writers, we are called to confess: in the form of scholarship based on disclosing “lived experience,” activism which centers individual stories of trauma and healing, or sanitized “mental health” narratives which point only toward a legible life. Amidst the ever-growing demand for “mental health awareness” and concomitant psychiatrization of everyday life, Mad writers face increasing pressure to plate recovery-oriented stories for sane consumers. In the face of this pressure, I ask, where do we go? What do we write? And how do we know?
The London Shakespeare Centre, King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe
Shakespeare and Race: Spoken Word(s)
Date: 4-5 November 2022
Location: King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe
Confirmed Speakers: Nandini Das (Oxford University), Joyce MacDonald (University of Kentucky), and Dennis Austin Britton (University of British Columbia), and Jane Grogan (University College Dublin)
UPDATE 28 June. This call is now closed.
You are invited to submit an abstract for the upcoming edited collection Culture-bound syndromes in Popular Culture. The volume aims to provide in-depth and analytical insight into the representations of cultural imagery and narratives of various culture-bound syndromes through the lens of global and national popular culture, covering movies, television, literature, visual arts, fashion, festivals, popular music, and graphic novels.
Safe Passage: Trauma Recovery and Community Restoration in
Inclusive Youth Literature and Beyond
11-13 August 2022 | Glasgow, Scotland
Keynote Speaker: Author, Educator and Activist Renée Watson
About REIYL 2022
Call for Papers by 31 July, 2022 and 30 September 2022
A Bi-Annual International Refereed e-Journal of English Studies
Research Papers on World Literatures
This call for papers is for the NeMLA conference which is scheduled to take place in person in Niagara Falls, NY between March 23-26, 2023.
In Laudato Si', Pope Francis declared, "a great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us [...] Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us [...] living our vocation to be protectors of God's handiwork" (2015: 202-217). Seven years later, educators continue to face this challenge of integrating faith and spirituality into teaching about the ecological crisis we face in the twenty-first century. How can we empower our young people to take action and become the ecological citizens of the future?
Call for Papers
Volume 66 (3/2022)
Submission deadline EXTENDED: July 31, 2022
Anna Wysowska (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland),
Krzysztof Zanussi (director, screenwriter and professor of cinematic arts)
For nearly two decades, the “antisocial thesis” has enthralled queer theoretical thought, permeating a variety of debates surrounding relationality, sexuality, gender, race, psychoanalysis, and temporality. Christened by Robert L. Caserio during an infamous 2005 MLA panel, the antisocial thesis, Caserio elaborates, described a “decade of explorations of queer unbelonging” positioned against an intensifying “gay rage for normalizing sociability.” As Robyn Wiegman warns, however, the antisocial thesis “is not ‘a’ thesis.
Confluente. Texts and Contexts Reloaded invites submissions for its 2022 issue on the topic of:
LOVE IN MODERN AND POSTMODERN LITERATURE
We welcome scholarly contributions written in English and French that explore and interact with the ways in which love is represented in literature, theatre, and film.
All paper submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, research content, and correctness. Please read the complete submission and formatting guidelines at:
Deadline: JULY 3rd 2022
We have extended our deadline for submissions.
We invite essays for a collected edition that investigates constructed languages (e.g., Klingon, Trigedasleng, Valyrian, Na'vi, Dothraki, Belter, Tolkien's Elvish) in the contexts and functions of socio-political power within the broad category of science fiction, speculative, and fantasy encompassing film, tv, games, and comics. How are conlangs in a work used to "other" groups of people or to construct their subjectivity? How do they reveal power relations in a geo-political system? How does the analysis of conlangs and power help us understand the world that we live in?
Call For Papers- Black Literature and Black Heroes
Call for Papers – Special issue of Literature/Film Quarterly (LFQ)
Abuse and Neglect of Minors in Adaptations
The process that is central to the development of language is the critical encounter between different groups (marked by their "physical, cognitive, neurological differences," as NeMLA's note on "resilience" suggests) in possession of different kinds of valuation in the course of which "certain words, tones, rhythms, meanings are offered, felt for, tested, confirmed, asserted, qualified, changed" (Keywords 12). This process of evolution/metamorphosis, as demonstrated by Raymond Williams in his Keywords, is often accelerated in periods of unprecedented crisis.
Less is more. Unclutter the mind. Spark joy. More than a generation has passed since Columbia University’s 1988 Summer Writers’ Festival brought together a roundtable for “Throwing Dirt on the Grave of Minimalism,” but it seems minimalisms are alive and well both in aesthetics and in lifestyles in the twenty-first century. What are the forms, styles, and genres of minimalism today? What is their relation to the heyday of minimalist sculpture, music, literature, and architecture in the 1960s through 1980s? Who are the practitioners of minimalism, and how are various minimalisms gendered, racialized, sexualized, and classed? And under what social, political, and economic conditions are these practitioners drawn to minimalism now?
Queer and Trans Theologies in American Literature
November 17-20, 2022
43rd Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot Society
23-25 September 2022
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Call for Papers
Collective Memory & Oral tradition: Explorations and Interpretations
20-21 July 2022
(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
GIRES is committed to creating a welcoming space for discussion, collaboration, and exploration of oral history’s potential as a tool for local, national, and international projects that would enrich and even revise chapters of history.
Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line
(Zoom sessions: 2 days/Virtual platform: 5 days)
Call for Papers
Apocalyptica is an international, interdisciplinary, open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University.
Editors: Robert Folger, Felicitas Loest and Jenny Stümer
Deadline: Abstracts (250 words) are due Tuesday 9 August 2022
Special Issue: Nuclear Ghosts
Special Issue: “Enlightenment and Modern Ireland: Legacies and Afterlives”
James Ward, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Lines, Chang'an-Dublin International College, China, email@example.com
Please submit 250 word abstracts to the editors by 17 October 2022
Whether we praise or deride it, we now live in its shadows and must reckon with what it has bequeathed us. Western thought is haunted by the Enlightenment
(Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, 2013)
This roundtable session is interested in resilience as a form of individual emotional labor that, like all emotional labor according to Arlie Russell Hochschild, places unequal demands on faculty who are untenured, contingent, or who identify in historically-marginalized identity categories. Academic identities are tied to the production of scholarly projects, and, according to Skovholt and Trotter-Mathison, one of the many benefits of resilience is that it can “stabilize or even increase work productivity” (Rozelle-Stone, 2020). Thus resilience focused on scholarly output can exacerbate already-exploited academic labor (Brouillette, 2014; Tokumitsu, 2015).
Literature, art, and scholarship can challenge social structures that underpin injustice and create spaces where love and care can flourish. Yet they can also spectacularize, universalize, or appropriate lived experiences.
Revista Lusófona de Educação announces a call for papers for the thematic dossier Institutional Discourses of Authority on the School and the Education Systems: Circulation and (re)Production of Meanings in Education Research.
Guest Editors: Luís Manuel Bernardo (CHAM, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal), Daniel Bart (Théodile-CIREL, Université de Lille, France) and Teresa Teixeira Lopo (CeiED-OP.Edu, Universidade Lusófona, Portugal)
We welcome contributions to this dossier that problematize the following aspects (the list is not exhaustive):
What is the state of diversity, decolonization, and the curriculum in the various Modern Languages and Literatures? How can we organize for collective action and change across the different contexts and language systems? How do we connect with critical race, gender, sexuality, migration, Indigenous, and disability studies, and how does this shape our curriculum design, pedagogy, and praxis so they are relevant to and transformational for our students?
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls
The study of violence works on constituting different angles through which violent actions take place, while also focusing on the difference in the morality of actions that are thus committed. Since everybody accepts facts in an interpretational setup, the realities of ground zero are ignored. The act of attaining knowledge, as Michel Foucault says, requires digging. Rather than interpretation there needs to be an understanding of the difference between the representative point of view and representation.