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The Art and Artifice of Passing

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:38pm
diana shaffer/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

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.

CFP: Outlaw Bodies, SEMA, 10-12 Nov. 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:38pm
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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 - Symposium for young positions on the intersection of art and artificial intelligence

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:38pm
Kaeur Studio
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

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!

CFP - Materiality and Narrative - Special Session Panel - Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:34pm
Jessica Roberson / (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022

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.

Radical Henry James

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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).

Newtrospection: Reverse-Engineering Modernity in South Korean Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (JFA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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

 

Margins, Marginalia, Marginalized [Extended Deadline for Submissions]

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 6, 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. 

Representing Mothers and Motherhood on Screen

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
Dr Susan Liddy, Dr Deirdre Flynn
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Call for Chapters – edited volume

Editors Susan Liddy and Deirdre Flynn

Representing Mothers and Motherhood on Screen

Call for Participants- Association for the Study of Marginalised Cultures of the World

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:16pm
Dr. Shubhanku Kochar, University School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 5, 2022

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

Culture, Memory, and Identity

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 1:43pm
Litinfinite Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Call for PapersLitinfinite JournalJULY, 2022(Volume-IV, Issue-I)

On

Culture, Memory, and Identity

E-ISSN: 2582-0400 | CODEN: LITIBR

www.litinfinite.com

Last date of submission of manuscripts: 31st  MAY, 2022 (31-05-2022)

William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archive, and Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 1:43pm
Gaddis Centenary Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 13, 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 2022 Conference: The Kerouac Centenary

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 1:41pm
Beat Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

 

Beat Studies Association Conference:

The Jack Kerouac Centenary

November 3-4, 2022

Harper College

Palatine, IL

 

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.

 

Museum Storytelling: Collecting Stories, Inventing Narratives

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 12:33pm
Université Paris Lumières
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 12:09pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 10:56am
Institute for Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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)

Cynthia Ozick and the Art of Nonfiction

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 10:56am
Studies in American Jewish Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 10:56am
Aix-Marseilles University (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

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)

 

 

 

For bell hooks: "White-Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy" and "Feminism is for Everybody" in U.S. History, Politics, and Culture.

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 10:45am
USAbroad. Journal of American History and Politics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 2, 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.

Modernism 1922: Celebrating Distinctions

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 8:38am
Greg Chase, Jaap van der Does
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022

modernism 1922 celebrating distinctions 

14-17 September 2022 free online event 

Call for Papers 

The conference Modernism1922: Celebrating Distinctions will honour 1922 as annus mirabilis for modernism. 

*Extended Deadline* 2022 Annual MMLA: Special Session "Through the Food Lens"

updated: 
Monday, April 25, 2022 - 11:08am
Maria Mothes/Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

This special session invites proposals that engage with literary or cultural food studies, food novels, or other texts that depict food and eating in unconventional ways. How can we approach literary or cultural texts through the framework of food and eating and what effect does this have on the reading experience or the audience? This panel is especially interested in proposals that examine socially or politically sensitive topics and, with respect to the conference theme Post-Now, the alternative ways of reading and perceiving that the food lens can enable. Proposals should indicate your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and paper title, as well as the methodologies used and the text(s) under consideration.

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA) *Deadline extended

updated: 
Monday, April 25, 2022 - 8:24am
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel

MMLA 2022, November 16-21, Minneapolis, MN

Abstract Deadline: May 10, 2022

General Conference Topic: “Post-Now”

The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with any aspect of the theme “Post-Now” for the 2022 conference. Please find a general description of this theme here: 

https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/

DEADLINE EXTENDED - CFP: "American Literature 1870-Present" (MMLA Permanent Section)

updated: 
Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 11:15am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The MMLA’s permanent section on American Literature After 1870 invites papers which, building on the conference theme, examine the topic of “post-book” American literature. In an 1868 essay, John William De Forest first used the term “The Great American Novel,” which has had an outsized impact on the American literary imagination ever since. This panel asks how the term applies in an age of sophisticated narratives that often live outside of the printed page, or in transmedia combinations with the printed page. While acknowledging the continuing importance of print texts both old and new, our panel seeks papers that examine the changes to literary analysis, objects, and pedagogy associated with a contemporary “post book” orientation.

[Extended Deadline] Disaster Discourse: Representations of Catastrophe (2–4 June 2022)

updated: 
Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 1:36am
The English Department of the University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

THE 23rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,

UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 23rd Annual International Conference:

 

Disaster Discourse: Representations of Catastrophe

 

Faulkner and Jesmyn Ward

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2022 - 2:21pm
Center for Faulkner Studies/Southeast Missouri State Univ
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 3, 2022

Call for Papers
Faulkner and Ward
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 20-22, 2022

This “Faulkner and Ward” conference invites proposals for 15-20 minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Jesmyn Ward.  All critical approaches, including pedagogical, are welcomed.  We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches that treat both authors. Proposals for organized panels are also encouraged.

Extended Deadline! Call for abstracts/papers: Translating Health through the Humanities

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2022 - 11:34am
Special issue of Humanities journal: Translating Health through the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic exposed structural cracks in public health policies and health care systems around the globe, the humanities intensified arguments for their inclusion in health care, health education, policy development, and public health initiatives, citing, among other things, their existing work on cultural analysis, gender, race, and class, disease construction, illness narratives, the decoding of text, and perspective-taking. At the onset of the pandemic, humanities scholars from across the world quickly produced editorials and lecture series, arguing for, and demonstrating the value of, the humanities in responding to the global health crisis.

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