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Dancing Resilience: Dance Studies and Activism in a Global Age

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
Dance Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Vancouver, located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, has long been a site of occupation, exchange, defiance and resilience. From time immemorial, it has been a location of trade and traversal across coastal Indigenous communities of the Pacific and, in more recent centuries, a place where other diverse cultures from across the world have also negotiated relation across colonial pathways and settlements. Vancouver is a site of multiple Nation to Nation relationships. It is a site of resistance as well as capitulation to uneven development, neoliberal markets, colonial laws, and to exclusion – situations exacerbated by the recent pandemic.

BWWC "Borders" May 19-21, 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

The organizers of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference held this year at Baylor University invite papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “Borders” in 18th- and 19th-century British women’s writing. In response to the 2021 BWWC “Reorientations,” panels and papers on topics related to race and ethnicity are especially welcome. 

Fantasy Literature: A Companion

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
Editor Dr. Charul ("Chuckie") Palmer-Patel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

While fantasy fiction has become incredibly popular and prolific in these last few decades, the appeal of fantastical literature dates back to antiquity, as mythologies, legends, and encounters with the supernatural have formed a large part of narrative traditions in every culture and language. This companion seeks to update and address underexamined areas of fantasy fiction, with the chief aim to provide a global introduction to English-language and English-translation fantasy fiction. This collection will focus on the contemporary written word (narrative prose) produced in late 20th and early 21st century.

Richard Wright Society Announces Two ALA Sessions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
Alison Arant, Wagner College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

American Literature Association

May 26-29, 2022

Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois

 

In an effort to organize a new Richard Wright Society, this call announces two sessions on Wright, along with an organizing meeting, to take place at the 33rd Annual American Literature Association Conference.

 

Roundtable: Richard Wright’s Place in the Canon

*Final Call* Investigating the Hardwood – Interdisciplinary Analyses of and Reflections on Professional Basketball

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Till Neuhaus & Niklas Thomas (Eds.)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

Call for Papers - There Can Be Only One: Critical Essays on the Highlander Franchise

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Michele Brittany
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

There Can Be Only One.  This phrase was made popular 35 years ago with the release of Highlander, a fantasy action-adventure film directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Christophe Lambert, Sean Connery, and Clancy Brown.  While it did not turn a profit during its theatrical release, it did become a cult film inspiring several sequels, three television series, original novels, comic books, audio books, video games, a web series, collectibles, musical scores, and a loyal fandom who have successfully organized a number of Highlander fan conventions.  

Querying Eco-Aesthetics

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
American Academy of Religion, Comparative Studies of Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Eco-Aesthetics: What is it? How to query it and think it through? This panel takes up such a line of inquiry within at least three broad domains: epistemology, method/practice and comparison. Especially for those who invested in ongoing concerns pertaining to ecology, environmentalism, wildlife preservation, sustainability, this panel seeks to amplify their voices in stock-taking the term Eco-Aesthetics. How do we conceptualize it epistemologically? How can Eco-Aesthetics be informed by and inform a multitude of trans-disciplinary discourses such as those coming out of art, anthropology, ethics, religious studies, natural sciences, architecture, spirituality and ritual studies?

[ONLINE] * International Conference for Postgraduates in French and Francophone Studies* Images: Past and Present

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and The Society for the Study of French History
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2022

Call for papers - Images: Past & Present 

 

A virtual study day to be held on 23 April 2022

 

Keynote: To Be Confirmed

 

What happens when the images come into the world? With or without its consent, civil society has been constantly imaged, recorded, documented, archived and exhibited. This omnipresence of images created, circulated, and displayed merits an analysis of the multiplicity of its forms and its roots.

 

Ecopedagogies and Hispanic Studies: Knowledge and Skills for the Anthropocene

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Revista de ALCES XXI. Journal of Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

Call For Papers 

 

Ecopedagogies and Hispanic Studies:

Knowledge and Skills for the Anthropocene

Revista de ALCES XXI. Journal of Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film 2023 Special Issue

While traditional pedagogies have contributed to what Rob Nixon has called the two defining crises of the 21st century: catastrophic climate change and widening global disparity, the emergence of critical pedagogies and environmental humanities has brought new ways for curricular innovation. 

Religion, Faith and the Fantastic

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:29am
Inklings Gesellschaft für Literatur und Ästhetik e.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Often drawing from religious mythology, fantastic literature has been intricately linked to religious themes since before the mid-twentieth century, when Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, a religious allegory (although he insisted that it was not), and Tolkien formulated his understanding of fantasy as a sub-creation. In His Dark Materials (1995-2000), Philip Pullman creates a New Eve and imagines a frail deity no longer in control. A myriad of fantastic fiction — such as Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (1996) and Neil Gaiman's American Gods (2001) — also looks at the displacement or immigration of old gods as well as the creation of new ones.

MLA 2023: Histories of Childhood and Medicine

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:29am
Mary Gryctko / Northeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

This panel investigates the centrality of childhood to the rapidly changing medical and scientific landscape of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an era that saw the development of Darwin’s theories of evolution, the rise of wide-spread support within the scientific community for eugenics, and the medicalization of birth, of neurodivergence, and of gender and sex. Papers will interrogate how various scientific/medical discourses used actual children as subjects, and how these discourses relied on the imagined figure of the child to bolster scientific claims around “naturalness,” plasticity, race, and gender, and to justify invasive medical practices performed on both children and adults.

Buddhism and American Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
Maxine Hong Kingston & George Saunders Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

There have been several recent studies of literary writing as something that crosses between secular artistry and religious practice, for example Kyle Garton-Gundling’s Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present and Avram Alpert’s  A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us About Living Well Without Perfection. The writers who are discussed in relation to Buddhism and other religions spreading from Asia to the West has increased since the Beats were the “usual suspects,” but it was surprising that Buddhism was rarely mentioned in the recent obituaries of bell hooks.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS - IDENTITY: A QUESTION

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
Raisun Mathew
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Proposed ISBN Book Title: Identity: A Question

 

Dear Academicians, faculty, and researchers,

We are glad to announce the call for chapters for the proposed edited book titled Identity: A Question. We welcome you to submit the ABSTRACT of your chapter as a preliminary step to become a contributor. Kindly follow the sub-themes and guidelines (refer to the attached file). The chapters submitted after the selection of abstracts will also go through a rigorous review process. A suitable publisher of good reputation will be selected after discussing the scope and potential of the chapters received.

 

Concept Note:

2022 NEH Summer Seminar "Printing and the Book During the Reformation: 1450-1650" at Ohio State University

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
James Madison University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Please consider applying to the forthcoming National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers on continuity and change in the production, dissemination, and reading of Western European books during the 200 years following the advent of printing with movable type. The seminar will pose the governing question of whether the advent of printing was a necessary precondition for the Protestant Reformation. Participants will consider ways in which elements such as book layout, typography, illustration, and paratext (e.g., prefaces, glosses, and commentaries) shaped the responses of readers.

Words, Music and Propaganda

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Words, Music and Propaganda

September 15-17, 2022

Faculty of Arts/Faculty of Education

University of Maribor

Koroška cesta 160

2000 Maribor

The fifth Words and Music conference organized by the English Department of the Faculty of Arts and the Music Department of the Faculty of Education at the University of Maribor will explore the relation between words, music and propaganda, and the place of that relation in history and in modern contemporary culture.

Audiovisual Translation and Minority Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
"G. d'Annunzio University" of Chieti-Pescara
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 7, 2022

Audiovisual Translation and Minority Cultures

International Conference

 

Sponsored by CenTras (Centre for Translation Studies @UCL - UK), AIA (Italian Association for English Studies) and CUSVE (The University Centre for Victorian and Edwardian Studies)

 

Museo delle Genti d’Abruzzo

Pescara, 3-4 June 2022

 

Call for Papers

 

Nature: Animal, Moral, Technological

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
Association for Philosophy and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 3, 2022

When, in his Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802), William Wordsworth insisted that an “overbalance of pleasure” entails the “circumstance of meter,” he confirmed a philosophical assumption far older than Kant's theory of the sublime. The pervasive assumption—which, today, can be tracked in an on-going 

“affective turn” (necessarily entangled in matters of form and style)—is that the artificial makes possible an understanding of the natural. 

English and American literature, literary theory, and cultural history

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
The AnaChronisT
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

The New Series of The AnaChronisT invites academic papers for its 2022 issue by 4 April 2022.

We welcome essays in any field of English and American literature, literary theory, and cultural history.

Selection of articles to be published is based on readers’ reports from members of the Editorial Board and on double-blind peer-reviewing by experts of the given subject. For further information, please visit "For Authors" >> "Stylesheet" and "Submission"

On Poverty and Its Eradication

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:25am
Frontiers
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

In collaboration with the Open Access journals of Frontiers (www.frontiersin.org) we are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an article collection:

"On Poverty and Its Eradication"

 

Submission Deadlines:

28 February 2022 - Abstract

30 April 2022 - Manuscript

 

Visit the collection homepage for the full description of the project:

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/27921/

 

Participating Journals - manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:

CfP: Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty. A Sociological Perspective

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:25am
Frontiers
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

In collaboration with the Open Access journals of Frontiers (www.frontiersin.org) we are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an article collection:

"Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty. A Sociological Perspective"

 

Submission Deadlines:

31 March 2022 - Abstract

15 June 2022 - Manuscript

 

Visit the collection homepage for the full description of the project:

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/30648/

 

Panel Ttile: Sindiwe Magona - Chronicling South Africa’s Tumultuous Path to Freedom and Beyond

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:22am
Panel in ALA 2022 Conference - Adversity and Creativity (African Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

Panel in ALA 2022 Conference - Adversity and Creativity (African Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse), May 18-21, 2022 (ONLINE CONFERENCE)

Panel title: Sindiwe Magona: Chronicling South Africa’s Tumultuous Path to Freedom and Beyond

Forked Tongues: The Role of (Foreign) Languages in Literature, Film, and the Arts - 2022 GCLR Graduate Student Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
UCSB Graduate Center for Literary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Forked Tongues: The Role of (Foreign) Languages in Literature, Film, and the Arts

2022 GCLR Graduate Student Conference  


 

Venue: Hybrid - Online and In-Person (The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at UC Santa Barbara) 

Time and Date: Sunday, June 5, 2021

Contact: Email Rachel Feldman at gclr@complit.ucsb.edu with the subject line "Forked Tongues" 

“The Politics of Sound” - Intersections | Cross-sections (IS|CS) Annual Graduate Conference 2022

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture , at X* University & York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

“The Politics of Sound” - Intersections | Cross-sections (IS|CS) Annual Graduate Conference 2022

Presented by the joint graduate program in Communication & Culture , at X* University & York University

March 18th - 19th, 2022 - Virtual and in-person programming.

Call for presentations: “The Politics of Sound”

Deadline for submissions: Monday January 10th, 11:59pm EST.

 

ALA 2022: Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

American Literature Association Conference

May 26-29, 2022

Chicago, IL

Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

This past April, the highly anticipated documentary, Hemingway (2021), premiered on PBS, coupled with watch parties and much discussion of reactions to the film.  The reception of the documentary spurred debate, provided new perspectives of Hemingway through visual footage and images, and perhaps most importantly, presented the author’s life and work to a public audience, inviting both casual and dedicated readers to watch and learn. 

MLA 2023: Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

2023 Modern Language Association Convention

January 5-8, 2023

San Francisco, CA

Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

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