In recent years, print culture scholars have injected unprecedented focus on print production and circulation in Black, working-class, indigenous, and Latinx reading communities in the U.S. Once a field with a reputation for patrician pursuits, book history has expanded to include previously ignored communities and print forms such as newspapers and popular magazines. However, studies of anticapitalist and antiracist print cultures have tended to focus on urban, northeastern publishing capitals such as New York and Boston at the expense of literary scenes from the Great Lakes to the Great Plains.
Forty-Seventh Annual Conference of the German Studies Association
October 5-8, Montréal, Québec, Canada
We are excited to announce that 2023’s Keystone DH Conference will be held June 16-17th at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Digital Humanities in Baltimore, MD. Keystone DH is an annual conference and a network of institutions and practitioners committed to advancing collaborative scholarship in digital humanities research and pedagogy across the Mid-Atlantic. It is the organizers’ hope that the event will primarily be in-person, with additional online accessibility for those who cannot be present.
Call for Papers:
Since its first call 1.5 months ago the handbook has received enthusiastic responses and have recruited 30 chapters. We aim to expand to 60 chapters so please see the updated structure below and chip in where you might find a match between section title and a paper you have in mind. Please email your proposed chapter title and an abstract of 200-300 words to Dr Chris Shei at firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks
Routledge Handbook of Language Learning in the New Global Context
Edited by Chris Shei and Der-lin Chao
The eighteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will be held virtually on May 19-20, 2023. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to literature, language, composition, history, philosophy, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes. Presenters may submit longer or more complex versions (8,000 words maximum) to be considered for publication in the Journal of the Georgia Philological Association. All presenters must be members of the GPA. The deadline for receipt of registration fees is April 30, 2023.
Call for Papers: Gastrofeminism
Editors: Dr Debarati Sen (University of Houston), Dr Ishita Dey (South Asian University) and Dr Sohni Chakrabarti (University of St Andrews)
The field of popular culture studies is wide open and has drawn a lot of academic attention for several years now. Popular culture and gender interconnect in a myriad of ways, and their interplay can lead to outcomes which can be disabling and/or enabling. Popular culture, as a significant social tool, with mediums such as images, films, TV serials, advertisements, music, literature, comic books, animations, video games, popular news, social media etc., plays an extremely critical role in constructing gendered roles and norms, as also helping deconstruct them.
The RSVP Field Development Grant was created with funds from a generous bequest to RSVP by the late Eileen Curran, pioneering researcher and Emerita Professor of English at Colby College. The grant is intended to support one or a team of researchers in creating resources that will facilitate the work of other scholars in their studies of 19th-century British newspapers and periodicals.
The Linda H. Peterson Fellowship was named after the widely influential Yale professor and longtime RSVP Board member and Vice President, and created with funds from a generous bequest to RSVP by the late Eileen Curran, pioneering researcher and Emerita Professor of English at Colby College. The purpose of the Peterson Fellowship is to support one scholar for four full-time months to enable him or her to conduct a research project on the 19th-century British periodical and newspaper press.
MadLit 2023 Call for Papers
MadLit Conference 2023: Ephemerals
The University of Wisconsin–Madison English department (Literary Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, English Language and Linguistics, and Creative Writing) will bring together graduate student researchers, educators, and writers to discuss critical and/or creative works that think through the theme and metaphor of ephemerals.
Call for Chapters: Beyond Arrival: Performing Indianness in the Caribbean
Edited by Christopher L. Ballengee and Darrell Gerohn Baksh
We invite proposals for chapters for the edited volume Beyond Arrival: Performing Indianness in the Caribbean. Proposals should include: 1) an abstract of around 400 words that clearly indicates how the proposed essay relates to one or more themes of the volume, and 2) a current C.V.
Read below for more details about the project and for details regarding submission.
CFP: The Agency of Plants in the Literature and the Arts of the French- and English-Speaking Worlds (19th c. – 21st c.)
Université Paris Cité, LARCA & Catholic University of Paris
15-16 June 2023
Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2023
International Brecht Society
Call for Papers
German Studies Annual Conference
5-8 October 2023 (Montréal, Quebec)
Of Robbery and Revolution: 100 Years of Im Dickicht der Städte and Trommeln in der Nacht
The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2023 American Literature Association conference in Boston (http://americanliteratureassociation.org). We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings’ life and/or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:
We invite conference proposals for the University of Connecticut First-Year Writing Program’s Conference on the Teaching of Writing, taking place in Storrs, CT on Friday, April 14th, 2023. Proposal submissions are due Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 and can be submitted through our conference website. We are thrilled to be hosting Stacey Waite as this year’s keynote speaker.
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries welcomes articles exploring any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries (broadly conceived). In addition to traditional scholarly papers (roughly 4000-7000 words), we welcome essays on fresh pedagogical approaches to the works of Defoe and other writers of his era.
We also encourage the submission of innovative digital and multimedia projects, as well as experimental essays.
Scholarly essays may be eligible for essay prizes awarded by the Defoe Society.
'Hidden Histories / Recovered Stories'
Victorian Popular Fiction Association 15th Annual Conference
12–14 July 2023
Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK
Professor Patricia Pulham (University of Surrey, UK)
Dr Adrian S. Wisnicki (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US)
Professor Nathalie Vanfasse (Aix-Marseille Université, FR)
Call for Papers
Utpictura18. Call for papers. Issue on Shakespeare
Coordination of the volume by:
Jean-Louis Claret, Aix-Marseille Université, LERMA
Jean-Jacques Chardin, Strasbourg Universioty
Anne-Valérie Dulac, Sorbonne Université, VALE
Estelle Rivier-Arnaud, Université Grenoble-Alpes, ILCEA4
Editor Leah McCormack (University of South Dakota) invites prospective contributions from experienced professors of creative writing from around the world for Creative Strategies: A Multi-Genre Guide to Writing Feedback on Student Manuscripts, which is under contract to be delivered to Routledge by December 2024 as part of the Routledge Studies in Creative Writing book series.
CFP: Queer Comics of Color for Comics Studies Society 2023 “Comics on the Margins” Conference
Call for papers for a roundtable session organized by Joanna Davis-McElligatt and Margaret Galvan for the Comics Studies Society 2023 “Comics on the Margins” Conference on July 27-29, 2023 at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX (https://comicsstudies.org/2023-cfp/).
The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line, the question as to how far differences of race-which show themselves chiefly in the color of the skin and the texture of the hair-will hereafter be made the basis of denying to over half the world the right of sharing to utmost ability the opportunities and privileges of modern civilization.
—W.E.B. Du Bois (1900)
Are there multiple forms or species of racism or simply variations of a fundamental structure?
—Jared Sexton (2012)
I have only one solution: to rise above this absurd drama that others have staged around me
POST-PANDEMIC FUTURES: CULTURAL MEETING POINTS
Hybrid Conference: Maynooth Campus and Zoom
Organized by Loïc Bourdeau (Maynooth University)
and Steven Wilson (Queen’s University Belfast)
OCTOBER 5-6, 2023
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Eivind Engebretsen, Professor of Interdisciplinary Health Science (University of Oslo)
Lucille Toth, Dance Scholar & Assistant Professor of French (Ohio State University)
FIFTEEN YEARS OF THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August , 2023.
Bader College, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK
“That's how Dad did it, that's how America does it…and it's worked out pretty well so far…” - Iron Man (Favreau, 2008)
This special issue of the ZAA: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture will explore the aesthetics and politics of psychotherapy from the point of view of Anglophone literary, cultural, and media studies. In particular, we seek contributions that fall into at least one of the following three strands:
CALL FOR PAPERS
4th INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE
Media in America, America in Media
23-24 March 2023
Mind, Body and Earth
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: Women’s Innovations in Theatre, Dance, and Performance
We are writing about a call for contributors to an exciting new series at Bloomsbury. Women’s Innovations in Theatre, Dance, and Performance aims to capture the innovations women have made to the performing arts in their historical, geographical, and disciplinary diversity. This series seeks to broaden, celebrate, and recover historical awareness of these performance-based artmakers and their contributions; as such, it will showcase innovative, intersectional feminist historiographical approaches along with a history of women’s innovation in the field.
In a 2019 piece in The Guardian, Indian writer-activist Arundhati Roy says of the space, created by the literary: “It’s a fragile place in some ways, but an indestructible one. When it’s broken, we rebuild it. Because we need shelter. I very much like the idea of literature that is needed.” This idea of literature as a fragile shelter that needs constant rebuilding throws open the question of the literary communities. What is the nature of this community of readers and writers constructed by the act of literature? How can literature have a purchase on public culture, if at all? With the onset of social media, can we see literature in the 21st century as a communitarian exercise anymore?
The Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies Graduate Student Conference
University of California Los Angeles
Submission Deadline: January 30th, 2023, 5:00pm (PST)
This edited volume will explore myriad ways in which colleges/universities have worked with and against their communities, covering such issues as neighborhood gentrification, town-gown conflicts, innovation alliances, local food programs, and the existence (or lack of) access pipelines for local students. This project has been motivated by the recognition that, “From their founding, universities introduced class differences to cities in ways that only intensified as the institutions became key platforms for social and economic