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Edward Long in the Twenty-First Century Caribbean

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:49pm
ASECS (American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 24, 2022

Following a ceremony (winter 2021) in which Barbados officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Jamaica. They were met with protestors calling for apologies and reparations from the British Crown. At least five other former British colonies besides Jamaica, including Belize, the Bahamas, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis have also indicated a desire to sever direct relationships with the British Monarchy. Considering 2023 marks the 210th anniversary of Edward Long’s death, the author of the famous three-volume History of Jamaica (1774), how might we read Long’s illustrated book when the British Caribbean seems less British?

Play and Playthings in South Asian Children’s Literature

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:49pm
Titas Bose
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Children’s literature and material cultures of childhood have always enjoyed a long-standing relationship. In Anglocentric contexts, it is well studied how toymakers and children’s book editors worked hand-in-hand during the “Golden age of children’s literature” to construct a joint children’s market for books and toys (Masaki 2016; Field 2019). However, even though playing, with its various aesthetic, pedagogic, material and cultural meanings, constitutes an important element of South Asian children’s book cultures as well, this phenomenon has remained rather understudied in the academy. 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:48pm
MELOW: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

FOR PUBLICATION IN MEJO (MELOW Journal) 2022

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

 

Multispecies Entanglements in Literatures of the Global South: ACLA 2023

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:47pm
Thakshala Tissera/University of Massachusetts Amherst and Sreyashi Ray/University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This panel aims to bring together the theoretical, methodological and political concerns of literary animal studies and postcolonial studies. As theoretical frameworks, the intersection of the two is not always free of contention. For instance, certain seminal postcolonial texts such as Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth have been noted to affirm a strongly humanist position in advancing the political project of reclaiming the humanity of the racialized, colonized subject. Nevertheless, the last decade has seen the growth of a significant body of work in literary studies and other disciplines that considers multispecies entanglements from postcolonial perspectives.

Caribbean Literature, Art, and Environmental Activism

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:46pm
Journal of West Indian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Writers, filmmakers, musicians, and other arts performers have taken a leading role in protesting governmental failure and corporate responsibility for environmental destruction and disaster across the Caribbean. In the 2000s, Caribbean writers, filmmakers, visual and other artists have spoken truth to power in Puerto Rico and Dominica after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, in the struggle to preserve Jamaica’s Cockpit country from bauxite mining, and against extractive industries, tourism, and other environmentally destructive forms of development. In fact, writers and artists have been documenting, illuminating, and protesting environmental destruction since Caribbean cultural traditions emerged.

 

Spatial Innovations in Rhetoric and Writing

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:46pm
Eric Detweiler and Nate Kreuter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

CFP: Spatial Innovations in Rhetoric and Writing (edited collection)

 

The Plays of Lucas Hnath

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:45pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

 

The Comparative Drama Conference will be hosting Lucas Hnath as our keynote speaker on March 31st, 2023.

 

We welcome abstracts that address the plays and theatre of Lucas Hnath.

 

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

Revisiting the classics: Ibsen vs. Hnath's Nora and Helmer.

Staging real people: From the Clintons to the Disneys to Dana H. (his mother)

Hnath's disruption of the theatrical space

Hnath's use of language

Hnath's use of violence

Hnath's place amidst and comparison to his contemporaries  

 

Hotel Cosmopolitan (ACLA Chicago Seminar—March 16th-19th)

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:45pm
Ethan King and Robert Brazeau/ American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This panel brings together diverse readings of the hotel as a peculiarly evocative transfer point in narratives of modernity and postmodernity. It examines the uncanny power of the hotel to symbolize many of the key attributes of modern and contemporary writing, cinema, art, and, indeed, subjectivity: freedom, mobility, anonymity, alienation, limitless self-recreation (to name a few).

ACLA 2023: Theories and Practices of Empathy Across the World

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 10:25am
Saumya Lal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This seminar explores conceptions of empathy in various philosophical, cultural, and linguistic traditions across the world. The English word “empathy,” adapted from the German einfühlung and closely associated with the older term sympathy, is notoriously slippery. Scholars have identified various affective-cognitive processes that empathy connotes, including imagining oneself in others’ situations, comprehending others’ perspectives, feeling what others feels, feeling affected by others’ experiences, and caring for others. Investigating the premises and implications of these empathic processes, scholars have shown that attending to nuanced differences between notions of empathy enhances our understanding of its possibilities and limitations.

Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction [UPDATE]

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 10:08am
Randy Laist
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

We are soliciting chapters for a forthcoming book, Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction, a collection of essays examining how American literary, filmic, and televisual narratives have represented and reimagined themes of personal and political agency within the context of 21st-century aspirations and anxieties.

Literature and Culture: Diverse Contemporary Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 3:10am
Post-Graduate Department of English, DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2022

Since the cultural turn of the 1970s that placed culture at the centre of scholarly debates, the field of cultural studies has expanded to explore the presence of meaning, affect, society, and thought in academia. Etymologically drawing upon the Latin “colere”, culture implies growth and cultivation, also accumulation and acquisition. Raymond Williams defined it pluralistically, calling culture a way of life at once material, intellectual and spiritual.

“DIASPORIC JAPANESE WRITERS:STRADDLING HAIKU AND ZEN"( ANNUAL ASIAN LITERATURES IN MOTION SERIES) CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 2:08am
Rising Asia Journal and Foundation ( www.rajraf.org)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

(For Abstracts)

Date of Conference: 16-17 November 2022.
On the Google Meet Platform.

HOW TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT: To present a paper in the conference, please email a 300-word abstract with a Title, Name of Presenter and Affiliation, and Presenter’s Email, to Rising Asia Journal’s Editorial Board member Professor Tuan Hoang: tuan.hoang@pepperdine.edu  

Please mention “Rising Asia Conference” in the subject line of your email.

The Conference Administrators will contact you with further details. 

Energy Humanities and the Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 8:21pm
ASECS: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 24, 2022

It is common for studies in the Energy Humanities to identify the “late eighteenth century” as a backstory to the cultures, industries, and sciences of coal that emerged in the nineteenth century. This panel is interested in questioning that periodization with more complex genealogies or alternate imaginaries of energy throughout the eighteenth century.

Roundtable: Annotation [ASECS Digital Humanities Caucus]

updated: 
Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 1:50pm
Ashley Bender / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 27, 2022

In the rapid pivot to remote teaching at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many instructors turned to tools like Hypothes.is and Perusall that allow students to engage in social reading and annotation. These same tools are also built into many digital editions (like those in Literature in Context) and multimedia scholarly publishing platforms like Manifold and Scalar. The Digital Humanities Caucus calls for presentations on annotation in an eighteenth-century and/or contemporary context.

Long Eighteenth-Century Drama

updated: 
Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 1:50pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

This panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of drama during the long eighteenth century. Submissions can address the conference theme--the quixotic eighteenth century--but do not have to. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu by November 15, 2022.

Reminder: Call for Abstracts--45th Comparative Drama Conference

updated: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 12:33pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

 

The 45th Comparative Drama Conference welcomes Lucas Hnath as its Keynote Speaker.

 

Abstract Submission Deadline:  15 October 2022

 

Sound Studies in African American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 8:47am
Humanities Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS

 

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities/special_issues/sound_studies

 

Dear Colleagues,

ARTICLE DEADLINE FEBRUARY 21, 2023

CFP: Sound Studies in African American Literature and Culture – Special Issue of Humanities. Guest Editor: Nicole Brittingham Furlonge (Deadline: Ongoing until February 21, 2023)

 

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental Justice Pedagogies: Performance and Activism in the Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 6:18pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

54th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 23-26, 2023

University of Buffalo

Niagara Falls, NY

 

Environmental Justice Pedagogies: Performance and Activism in the Humanities; ASLE Session

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

 

Marginalized Women in American Historical Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 7:31am
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

The creative work of historical fiction brings a prior time and place, one known but unfamiliar, into the present. Jerome de Groot considers one purpose of historical fiction is to “challenge the orthodoxy and potential for dissent [which will] challenge mainstream and repressive narratives.” Its characters and settings represent the cultural issues and struggles of their own time while also asking readers to recognize that many of the same situations still exist and need attention. The social and racial marginalization of women in the United States has been gaining that attention in popular culture outlets, including a recent Saturday Night Live cold open.

Tolkien’s Medievalism in Ruins: The Function of Relics and Ruins in Middle-earth at NeMLA

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 8:07pm
Nick Katsiadas and Carl Sell / Slippery Rock University and University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

The deadline for this call for papers has been extended to October 15, 2022.

 

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.

 

Edited Collection: Cancer in Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 1:43pm
Stephen Zimmerly / University of Indianapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Edited Collection: Cancer in Young Adult Literature

 

Deadline for Submission:

December 31, 2022

 

Full Name/Name of Organization:

Stephen M. Zimmerly, University of Indianapolis

 

Contact Email:

zimmerlys@uindy.edu

 

Narrative:

 

Fashion, Culture and the Literary and Media Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:44pm
Texas Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Fashion, Culture, and the Literary and Media Arts

deadline for submissions: 

January 18th, 2023

full name / name of organization: 

Billy Joe Turner Interdisciplinary Symposium

Texas Southern University

Department of English, World Languages, and Philosophy

April 20th and April 21st 2023

contact email:

iris.lancaster@tsu.eduor Michon.Benson@tsu.edu

Crossing Boundaries: Rethinking the Humanities across Disciplines, 2-4 December 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:39pm
Department of English and American Studies, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 19, 2022

Continually being transformed, the humanities have expanded into a discursive field of trends, movements, and methodologies that have appropriated the thoughts, ideas, and viewpoints from social and other sciences by transgressing and crossing traditional boundaries, limitations, and demarcations. The humanities which traditionally include the study of disciplines such as language, literature, arts, history, culture, and philosophy rarely prove to be “disciplined” as each one often tends to encroach upon prescribed and reserved territories of other disciplines not traditionally humanities labeled.

Video games and environmental imaginaries of the Anthropocene - American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:30am
Kaitlin Moore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) - Chicago, Illinois, March 16-19, 2023

Video games and environmental imaginaries of the Anthropocene

From cold, creeping survival in the Canadian tundra to neon-cathode dreams of a geoengineered utopia, from the weed-choked ruins of far distant future cities to the shattered landscapes caught under the shadow of nuclear annihilation, numerous video game titles across multiple platforms have in recent years contended with the political ecologies, environmental implications, and apocalyptic manifestations of the Anthropocene.

TV shows as masquerades: blurring the lines between reality and fiction (ACLA 2023)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 10:25am
ACLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

The goal of this seminar is to provide a forum in which to discuss how TV shows (reality shows, true crime, documentary broadcasts, docufictions, and web series) bridge the gap between factual knowledge and myths, and how they facilitate the transfer of ordinary knowledge into the implausible, especially in Iberia and Latin America. Entertainment business and journalism intertwine to engage an audience-oriented to the consumption of serialized narratives.

Before Maastricht: Identity and Place in European Writing before the EU

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 5:07am
Institute for English Studies, University of Luxembourg
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Call For Papers

27th-28th April 2023, Institute for English Studies, University of Luxembourg

Before Maastricht: Identity and Place in European Writing before the EU

Virtual papers welcome!

 

CFP: Youth TV in an Age of Precarity

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 3:24pm
Aviva Dove-Viebahn
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Demographic concerns fundamentally shape programming and advertising on television, in the U.S. and globally, as they have since the advent of the medium, although many of these concerns have shifted significantly in the post-network era. Youth—defined broadly for these purposes as children (3-8), tweens (9-12), teens (13-19) and young adults (18-25)—comprise vital market groups offering complex and varied challenges to networks, platforms, creators, and advertisers. These challenges are especially heightened given the shifts in media consumption habits, the content restraints (mandated or otherwise) governing media for younger viewers, and the precarity of many aspects of social, cultural, and political life in the 21st century.

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