Novitas-ROYAL is open access, peer-reviewed, international journal of Children’s Research Center. The journal has been publishing research for over 15 years and is devoted to promoting scholarly exchange among researchers who are academically interested in the education of youth with a focus on teaching, learning, acquisition, and use of second/foreign languages, any issues related to linguistics and language sciences, cultures, and literatures. The primary aim of the journal is to help accumulate knowledge of how foreign languages, cultures, and literatures have the potential to change the lives of students. The journal is only electronic (no print version).
Call for Papers
The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with any aspect of this year's conference theme, "Post-Now." Building on the conference CFP's proposal to discuss the role of humanities in imagining a different future, this section asks these corollary questions: What is the role of comparative literature in these changing times? How can comparative perspectives and critical theory confront the most critical challenges in the 21st century? How should we imagine our roles as teachers and scholars of comparative literature when national and ethical boundaries are being deconstructed and reconstructed?
We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.
- Ursula LeGuin, 2014
Queen’s University Belfast, the Seamus Heaney Centre and the University of Wolverhampton present:
Friday 20 May 2022
Futures of Crime:
A hybrid meeting exploring the evolving terrain of crime fiction
Dr Charley Barnes (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Dr Charlotte Beyer (University of Gloucestershire, UK)
Sharon Dempsey (Queen’s University Belfast, UK),
Taking the Mic:
Black British Spoken Word Poetry Since 1965
Aesthetics, Activisms, Auralities
Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK.
Friday 18th November 2022
Keynote Speakers: Carolyn Cooper, Professor Emerita, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
Deadline for Abstracts: 15th June 2022
Call for Papers: Renaissance Landscapes
A call for papers for the 65th annual conference of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
Location: Banff Park Lodge Resort, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Conference dates: September 15 to 18, 2022
Professor Mary Floyd-Wilson, UNC Chapel Hill
Professor Janelle Jenstad, The University of Victoria
We welcome proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, or other formats for in-person presentations. Topics may, but need not, include:
• How spaces relate to literary representations and political or philosophical ideas.
The conference theme, “Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian,” can easily apply to personal narratives of Memoir and creative non-fiction. Let's explore how the writers of these genres navigate memories, fantasies, and realities of life to create stories rich in lessons and meaning.
This session will explore various aspects of Romani culture through the lenses of history, arts, and popular culture representations, including topics attuned to the conference theme, "Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian."
Papers on the following topics (and more) are welcome:
- Identity and historiography
- Linguistic overview
- Slavery and the Holocaust
- Romani feminism and intersectionality
- Romani LGBT movements,
- Art, dance, literature, music, film (representation and/or Romani artist contributions)
- Romani knowledge production
Inspired by the phenomena of social passing, this roundtable, explores characters—fictional or real—who transform their identities to achieve, freer, more desirable daily lives. I am particularly interested in proposals that engage with the PAMLA 2022 conference theme Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian, though all approaches are welcome.
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
Call for Papers
2022 Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association
10-12 November in Birmingham, Alabama
Robin Hood and other medieval outlaws of fact and fiction engage in a variety of physical endeavors: archery, swordsmanship, wrestling, quarterstaff, hunting, even cross-dressing; they also pursue and escape (or seek to escape). When they fail to escape, their bodies may be tortured or killed in some manner. Living or dead, their bodies may also be objects, the subject of the gaze.
State of Interim is an interdisciplinary open conference on the intersection art, creativity and AI. Kaeur studio, a young research platform, is cooperating with students from the University of fine Arts Hamburg to create space for young positions. We are calling for young researchers, coders, artists and beyond. For more information have a look on our website!
Inviting papers that explore all aspects of materiality and narrative—stories told by artifacts, objects and materials; craft and making as narrative acts; texts (including games, kits, poetry, novels, digital formats, etc.) that discuss materiality; souvenirs and keepsakes; material cultures of the book, printing and other aspects of book history; theorizations of the tangible. Critical-creative and pedagogy-focused projects are welcome. Especially interested in presentations that engage with the conference theme, “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian,” through the lens of materiality.
Writing nearly four decades ago in the Henry James Review, Darshan Singh Maini, in an essay on, “The Politics of Henry James,” observed that “it is difficult to imagine Henry James in relation to any kind of politics, feudal, parliamentary, radical, charismatic, or messianic” (158). Perhaps unsurprisingly, James’s two most explicitly political novels–The Bostonians (1886) and The Princess Casamassima (1886)--have most often been treated as anomalous parts of his oeuvre, and together are often read as signs of James’s deep skepticism about (or lack of real interest in) radical movements and ultimately, in Alex Beringer’s words, “[his] final rejection of political and social radicalism” (37).
Call for Papers
Focused Issue Theme:
Newtrospection: Reverse-Engineering Modernity in South Korean Speculative Fiction
Focused Issue planned for early 2023
Proposal submission deadline: May 31, 2022
Paper submission deadline: August 31, 2022
he Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into margins, marginalia, and the marginalized.
Call for Chapters – edited volume
Editors Susan Liddy and Deirdre Flynn
Representing Mothers and Motherhood on Screen
This goes out in the public domain with the desire to establish an academic association titled
tentatively as “Association for the Study of Marginalised Cultures of the World”.
There are multiple academic associations which are focusing on mainstream and
dominant cultures and literature. We know that there are also associations which are focusing
on one or the other marginalised community and their literature. Our aim is to provide a
single and unique platform to all the possible marginalised literatures and cultures, which are either
neglected or not taken seriously.
We are planning to bring the scholars and academicians on a single stage that will
Call for PapersLitinfinite JournalJULY, 2022(Volume-IV, Issue-I)
Culture, Memory, and Identity
E-ISSN: 2582-0400 | CODEN: LITIBR
Last date of submission of manuscripts: 31st MAY, 2022 (31-05-2022)
The last decade has been good for Gaddis’ public profile. Three major milestones—Joseph Tabbi’s biography, Steven Moore’s edition of Gaddis’ letters, and #Occupy Gaddis, 2012’s global social-media readthrough of J R—have seen Gaddis discussed across major US media, the letters and biography reviewed more widely (in an age of less literary reviewing) than much of Gaddis’ fiction was during his lifetime. As a result, Gaddis’ first two novels are now republished in the NYRB Classics series, giving them their best chance yet of finding that post-2010s boom audience.
Beat Studies Association Conference:
The Jack Kerouac Centenary
November 3-4, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Ann Charters
The Beat Studies Association invites presentation proposals for its 2022 conference. Given that 2022 is the 100th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s birth, we are inviting proposals on any aspect of Kerouac’s life or work, with particular interest in “new directions” for Kerouac studies.
This international conference is part of the MuséaLitté project — a multi-year research project on the relationship between the museum and the literary (ComUE Paris Lumières).
THE MANY FACES OF THE POST-PANDEMIC STUDENT: CHANGING PEDAGOGIES TO HELP STUDENTS SUCCEED
I saw a recent Facebook post from a fellow English professor: “A student who hasn’t attended class or turned in any work for two and a half months just asked me for an incomplete. . . . and the ask was in an email, too, on a day when she didn’t attend class.” Although I did not know the professor, I can empathize with her experience. Some of our post-pandemic students are different from our “usual” first-time freshmen. For reasons that remain unclear to me, some students, like the one described in the Facebook post, do not yet understand the connection between class attendance, the successful completion of course work, and final grades.
6th Medieval Europe in Motion. The Sea
Institute of Medieval Studies. FCSH–NOVA University of Lisbon
Lisbon, 28 November-1 December 2022
How bold and skilled was the man who first made a ship and put to sea before the wind, seeking a land he could not see and a shore he could not know.
Robert Wace (c. 1110–c. 1174)
For a special issue of Studies in American Jewish Literature on “Cynthia Ozick and the Art of Nonfiction,” guest editors Michèle Mendelssohn (Oxford) and Charlie Tyson (Harvard) invite proposals on Cynthia Ozick’s essays and criticism. Given the critical turn towards the essay form, the special issue will examine particularly themes that overlap in her essays and fiction, among them memory, cultural transmission, canon formation, style, influence, and the state of Jewish-American literature and culture.
North-American Novelists’ Autobiographical Acts: Nonfictional Disruptions
Aix-Marseilles University, 6/7 July 2023
Organizers: Sophie Vallas (Aix-Marseilles University, LERMA), Arnaud Schmitt (University of Bordeaux, CLIMAS)
(Re)thinking Landscape: Ways of Knowing / Ways of Being
September 29 - October 1, 2022
The next issue of USAbroad aims to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and impact of bell hooks' transgressive interdisciplinarity, which challenges the boundaries of academic disciplines and those of the cultural marketplace to present a "feminism for everybody." We invite proposals that address the myriad themes of her intellectual output: from gender to sex and sexuality, from sexism to the construction of masculinity, from racism to the representation of blackness, from the house as a site of resistance to women's labor, from the university teaching to education in general.
CfP: Special Journal Issue on Imperialism and the Riverine Environment in Modern Asia
PAMLA 2022: Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian