Omission as the purposeful withholding of a component from a text or other work of art, is an aesthetic practice looking back on a long history. From the simple statement to the effect that a particular idea cannot be adequately expressed, via the deliberate practice of choosing which scenes not to represent on stage, to the sudden collapse of a text into an unexpected silence, omission can be a powerful aesthetic strategy. Be it through deliberate incompletion, through the absence of language or characters, or through a dearth of contextual information leaving an abundance of interpretive gaps, such instances of omission are based on three main ideas:
Call for Chapters
First Year Experience: How to Study, Socialize, and Succeed in College
(Under contract with a major publisher)
CFP: Nakan, issue #2
"Michael Jackson's artistic contributions: a different perspective"
Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2021
Journal issue edited by Isabelle Petitjean
WinC Magazine is the official publication for Women in Comics Collective International (WinC), which was founded in May 2012.Summer 2021 Issue Submissions CallJune 2021 | Theme: Dear Summer... When you think of Summer, what words come to mind? Sun, sand, and grilling or humidity, firecrackers, and sweat?
‘I liked to read there. One drew the pale armchair to the window, and so the light fell over the shoulder upon the page.’(Woolf 1966)
The 2022 MLA convention will be held January 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an African American LLC-sponsored panel.
“Black Is/Not a Place”
We invite papers that consider how Black refusals of autochthony, nativism, nationalism, regionalism, and place illuminate the study of Black literature across geographic and linguistic borders.
Please send a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV to Kristin.email@example.com by March 15.
Call for Papers: The Many Lives of The Purge
Ron Riekki and Kevin Wetmore, editors, call for abstracts for consideration for inclusion in a volume with the working title The Many Lives of The Purge.
We seek essays analyzing any and all parts of Blumhouse’s Purge Universe: The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Purge: Election Year (2016), The First Purge (2018), The Purge TV series (2018-2019), The Forever Purge (2021), or other aspects of the franchise, including parodies of and references to in contemporary politics.
Proposals due by: February 28, 2021
Contributions are invited for a special edition of a high-quality interdisciplinary journal on the topic of “Gendered and Sexual Aging in the History and Culture of Medicine”. This special edition forms part of the grant activities of Associate Professor Alison M. Downham Moore in the Australian Research Council Discovery project: Sexual Aging in the History of Medicine.
The journal special edition will be edited both by Associate Professor Moore who a historian of European and global medicine at Western Sydney University and by Professor Sarah Lamb who is Barbara Mandel Professor of Humanistic Social Sciences Professor of Anthropology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University.
For Publication in Issue 20, Spring 2022
Forum Contact Email: Sabrinna Fogarty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-editors: Anupama Arora, Jessica Frazier, Anna M. Klobucka, Erin K. Krafft, Jeannette E. Riley, and Heather M. Turcotte
Nature and the climate are one of the essential factors affecting the lives of societies, shaping their culture, economy and politics. Both today and in the ancient world, natural conditions have forced permanent changes to the social structure and the way in which reality is treated, shaping a specific relationship between people and their natural environment.
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area
Friday-Sunday, 7-10 October 2021
Address: Westin Minneapolis: 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402 Phone: (612) 333-4006
The German Forest. Cultural History, Mythology, Ecology
National University of Ireland, Galway (15th-16th October 2021)
The Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English presents
Detritus, Refuse, and Other Castoffs
An Online Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
August 10-12, 2021, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Surely the wake left behind by mankind’s forward march reveals its movement just as clearly as the spray thrown up elsewhere by the prow.
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
ISSUE 13: MASKS
A little more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, masks have become an ever-present symbol of our own historical moment. Yet, apart from their present topicality, masks have long played a part in literature and the arts. For this thirteenth issue of Oxford Research in English (ORE), we invite articles that examine the textual, intertextual, and extratextual ways in which masks feature, are performed, or are regarded more generally in literature.
During the pandemic, we’ve heard that a lot of people went back to read their favorite novels as comfort and sustenance through the hard times. We at South Central Review have therefore decided to do a special double issue on this topic, scheduled to appear in Fall 2021. We hope to run approximately thirty brief essays (5-8 pages in manuscript form) in which the authors reflect on the literary, artistic, or other merits of the novel in question, why it resonates as it does, and perhaps why it was important at a particular moment in history, or why it remains influential today. We also hope to interview several contemporary novelists and writers about their favorite novels as sources of or inspiration for their own work.
Call for Papers
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022
Barbara Hoffmann, AAALS Vice President, Session Organizer and Moderator
Multilingual and Multicultural Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand
Official MLA 35-word official CFP:
We invite abstracts for a Reception Study Society sponsored panel for MLA 2022, which will be held in Washington DC, January 6-9, 2022.
Topic: Reception in the 2020s
RSS invites abstracts centered on reception trends including, but not limited to: pandemic reading; escapist reading, streaming, or podcasting; BLM reading lists and their reception; diversity issues in reading, reviewing, authorship, and publishing.
Deadline for submissions: Monday, 15 March 2021
Kelsey Squire, Ohio Dominican U (email@example.com )
Call for Contributions:
Special Section of Scholarly Editing, Issue 39--Uncovering and Sustaining the Cultural Record
Special Issue of Studies in Costume & Performance 7.2: ‘Costume and Fairy Tales’
7th, 8th and 9th June 2021
In this edition, Ventana III aims to continue developing a critical discussion about Latin America and how it relates to the rest of the world. This year, the organisation committee proposes to focus on the Glocal to reflect on the tensions between the local and external agents in Latin America.
Away from the Centre: Conceptualising the Regional and Rural (1850-1950)
Monday 10th May 2021 (online)
Food in the United States is framed by myths and stereotypes. The myth of America as a land of plenty, embodied by the “first” Thanksgiving, is far from the reality the first settlers encountered, and creates an image of harmonious relations between Native Americans and New England colonists that belies the violence of colonization. Today, the image of the “fast food nation” masks the diversity of local cuisines and the rich history of food and foodways in the US.
The Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will host their annual conference November 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada (November 11-14). The Comics and Graphic Narratives panels seek proposals for presentations. Panel I will meet in person, and Panel II will meet virtually (sorry, no hybrid sessions will offered during this year's conference).
All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year's theme of "City of God, City of Destruction" are highly encouraged, but papers unrelated to the theme are welcome, too. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.
Call for Papers (Spring Issue 2021) The image of Syria as a war-torn country has always dominated global news cycles. On one hand, news outlets discuss how the international powers serve their own economic and political interests by implementing the Middle East Grand Strategy revolving around ‘ Creative Chaos’ policies. In short, waging a proxy war on Syria’s political and economic system, destroying culture and infrastructure, affecting civilians, violating human rights principles under the pretext of democracy and protection of human rights, with the aim to reshape Middle East politics. In this context, such news cycles persistently distort President Assad's counterstrategy.
The Forever Crisis
SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS: Suzanne Enzerink and Claire Gullander-Drolet
ESSAY SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 1, 2022
People form new grammars and dialects through creative languaging: creolization, code-switching, etc. The results carry markers of intercultural relations and historical tensions. How do raciolinguistics manifest in Medieval literature, Medieval reiterations, and historiography?Languages have a deep capacity to coexist, disrupt, and change, and they survive each cultural encounter either strengthened or weakened, but certainly transmogrified. Language’s abilities to form new grammars and dialects through creative formations is apparent in both Medieval texts and in Medieval reiterations.
The global medieval and early modern world (broadly considered, c. 900-1750) underwent myriad profound changes, from devastating famines, plagues, and wars to an increased entanglement of the continents, economic transformations, and technological and scientific developments. These changes were often accompanied by calls for the reshaping of the institutions and structures – political, religious, intellectual, etc. – which undergirded societies’ approach to these challenges, encompassing such responses as resistance, resilience, and renewal.