The critical (re)turn to negation has provoked unprecedented attention to hope and hopelessness as key terms of contemporary living and dying. In her monograph on ecological crisis and political theology, Catherine Keller argues that hope must be decoupled from optimism. Where optimism and pessimism determine their outcomes in advance, hope takes root in uncertainty and remains there. The point of hope is, after all, that we cannot know how something will go.
CFP – MELUS 2022
New Orleans, March 23-28, 2022
Feminist Awakenings in Multiethnic Literature -- MELUS 2022 Panel
Humanity as a whole and on a global scale has had to reflect on how it would proceed in the wake of a pandemic that has lasted longer than it has expected and has tested its ability to adapt to and invent new ways of being and moving. Performing artists in efforts to literally and aesthetically survive has had to learn to deal with the limited availability of and accessibility to the stage. While in previous times indoor and outdoor stages as well as open public spaces have been readily available to offer their work to audiences, now they are forced to deal with isolation and mediation.
DEADLINE EXTENSION: 15. October 2021
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.
Panel Topic: Documenting Student Learning and Assessment with ePortfolios
Panel Chair: Isabel Meusen, PhD, Weber State University
Polish Association for American Studies 32nd Annual Conference
Darkness in Paradise: American Declarations, Disillusions, and Disasters
December 9-11, 2021, University of Rzeszów, Poland
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022
Chairs: Karl Manis & Danyse Golick (University of Toronto)
March 10-13, 2022Baltimore, Maryland
March 10-13, 2022Baltimore, Maryland
CFP Panel: Interdisciplinary Analyses of Medicalized Human Bodies and Parts
Anatomized or amputated parts.
Contamination of and by bodily fluids.
Human drug trials.
In vitro embryology.
This roundtable session addresses the 2022 NeMLA conference theme of “care” to explore its significance and resonances throughout the Black diaspora. Christina Sharpe asks in In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016), “How can we think (and rethink and rethink) care laterally, in the register of the intramural, in a different relation than that of the violence of the state?” (20) This session aims to continue to rethink care in this context.
Presentations will consider how Black writers, artists, filmmakers, and other cultural producers explore the practice of care in relation to Black peoples and other living beings across national boundaries. Participants might consider, but are not limited to, some of the following questions:
Literature & Culture and/as Intelligent Systems
University of Stuttgart Digital Workshop
16–17 December 2021
Confirmed Keynote Address: Dr. James Smithies, Director of King’s Digital Lab, King’s College London
ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. The journal is indexed in SCOPUS, DOAJ, CEEOL, CEJSH, BazHum, EBSCO, MIAR, Index Copernicus and ERIHPLUS, and included in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.
We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures and linguistics for our next issue to be published September 2022.
The 19th international conference of the
Gesellschaft für englische Romantik (Society for English Romanticism) will be hosted
by the Chair of English Literature of the University of Augsburg and held as a residential conference at ‘Haus Sankt Ulrich’ in Augsburg.
Augsburg, September 29 – October 2, 2022
Haus Sankt Ulrich
Tagungshotel der Diözese Augsburg
The Eighteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies will take place at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on August 8–12, 2022. Scholars from all fields of Jewish Studies are invited to take part in the Congress.
The six broad divisions of the World Congress are:• The Bible and Its World
• History of the Jewish People
• Rabbinic Literature, Jewish Law and Jewish Thought
• Languages, Literatures, and the Arts
• Jewish Studies and Social Sciences
• Research Projects and Technology
CALL FOR PAPERS FROM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
30th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference
Saturday, November 13th, 2021
at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL (hybrid format)
featuring graphic poet and translation editor Naoko Fujimoto as keynote speaker
Undergraduate students should submit abstracts for 10-15 min in-person or virtual presentations no later than Oct. 15, 2021 in any of the following categories:
In La naturaleza colonizada: Ecología política y minería en América Latina (2011), Héctor Alimonda highlights political-intellectual traditions in Latin America that, when elaborated within other geopolitical forms of knowledge, show us how “a long history of unequal, combined development and a global rupture of the society-nature metabolism increasingly penalizes Latin American nature and its communities” (22). Alimonda’s notion of political ecology in Latin America engages with traditions fundamentally dedicated to multifaceted practices of care—to the acknowledgment of and participation in sustainable economic, environmental, and political development and protection in face of regional, national, and international extractivist forces.
Cinephile 16.1 — Constant/Change
The International David Foster Wallace Society are accepting papers for panel at the 53rd NeMLA, which will take place between March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland.
We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction. Paper topics may include but are not limited to:
I'd like to invite world language practitioners and intellectuals whose work is relevant to Community Engaged Learning to submit a proposal for the roundtable Civic Engagement in the World Language Classroom: Community Engaged Learning. [For those with limited experience but a strong interest in starting a CEL course: there will also be a workshop on the same topic, please join us at NeMLA] Format: Roundtable (3-10 participants give brief, informal presentations (5 minutes) followed by an open conversation)Language taught: Any language, any levelWhere and when: NeMLA 2022 (Baltimore, March 10-13) What are Community Engaged Learning courses?Community Enga
Memory, Cognition, Literature
An Interdisciplinary workshop by Centre for Memory Studies, IIT Madras, in association with the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) IIT Madras, Indian Network for Memory Studies (INMS), and Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia University
9-12 November 2021
Dr. Avishek Parui and Dr. Merin Simi Raj
Centre for Memory Studies IIT Madras
Professor Simi Malhotra
International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism
June 23-25, 2022
University of Central Florida
We are now inviting article submissions for the 2022 issue of the Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies. We welcome papers on any subject relating to Lewis’s intertwined careers as artist, novelist, satirist, cultural and social critic, philosopher, publisher, and all-round grit particle in the modernist oyster.
The deadline for submission of completed articles is 31 March 2022. Articles should be c.7,000-9,000 words. Final drafts should be submitted via email to email@example.com. If you would like to discuss an idea for an article informally with the editorial team at any point prior to the submission deadline please feel free to drop us a line at the same address.
Stratified Nature: Women’s Writing and Nature Past, Present, and Future—Extended Deadline
As we continue the study of the Anthropocene and society’s intersections with nature, this collection searches for essays on women’s writing, Anthropocene, and futurism. This anthology’s scope will be broad, with a focus on analysis of women writers, society, and nature in the past, present, and future.
Submissions are now open for the second issue of The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures. Submissions are due December 1, 2021.
The topic of the second issue is an open one, and any essays on fantasy and fan cultures (broadly construed) will be considered.
You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.
Whether from health crisis, family isolation, or governmental-social prejudice, care has always been an invaluable resource in queer communities, whether physical, psychological, or spiritual. This care manifests not only in physical forms, such as providing food and medicine, shelter for queer homeless populations, and access to health care, but also in the ability to connect with new modes of family and to fight in the broader struggle for queer rights and liberation. However, this care can become disrupted due to biases present within the mainstream queer community, such against queer people of color, queer women and gender non-conforming people, and queer people with disabilities.
This call is for our book recommendation section.for the academic blog (ISSN 2660-8839, https://popmec.hypotheses.org) of the PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies.
We aim at recommending books that we find relevant in the realm of the representation of the US, as well as in the related cultural studies. We’d like to share books that we found inspiring, useful, and engaging, delving into culturally relevant topics, popular culture products, public reception, cultural politics, minority/discriminated groups’ representation, collective imaginaries fueled by cinema, music, comics, TV series, public performances, and whatnot.
Call for Articles – Visual History
IDEA – Interdisciplinary Discourses, Education and Analysis launches a call for articles for its new issue dedicated to Visual History.
Call for Papers
International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 3
LAST DATE: 30 October 2021
ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)
International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following: