Much of the Western world has a rising problem with white nationalists. These white supremacists often co-opt fields like Classics, medievalism, and Norse mythology to support their racist ideologies—twisting these disciplines and repressing or ignoring evidence for the multicultural and multiracial realities of the ancient and medieval world. In terms of Classics, these distortions and appropriations have been documented by an emerging generation of scholars like Donna Zuckerberg, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Curtis Dozier, Sarah Bond, and others. Ancient myth, literature, and symbols continue to pervade modern culture.
Call for Papers
Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Bernardine Evaristo
Venue: University of Brighton, UK
Dates: 21st-23rd July 2022
Deadline for Submission: 31st January 2022
Call for Papers
Re-imagining Class: Working-Class Identity and Intersectionality in Contemporary Culture
Symposium, 5-6 May 2022 (Leuven, BE)
CALL FOR PAPERS: The CEA Critic, Special Issue: “Impediments to Student Success”
For the past year (and more), teachers at all levels, across disciplines, and, indeed, around the globe have been working overtime to ensure their students’ success in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID presented a set of obstacles new to most of us. At the same time, COVID called our attention to obstacles that have interrupted our students’ paths since long before the pandemic. These obstacles, which have only become more obvious, are what we now wish to explore.
For the upcoming issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit academic essays or creative work that critically engages with the theme of interface. We are inviting extended proposals (500-1000 words) that follow the MLA formatting and referencing style to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 5th, 2021.
The Irish Studies Graduate Students of Boston College, in conjunction with the Irish Studies Program, are pleased to be hosting the fifth annual Comhfhios Boston College conference. Comhfhios (pronounced “co-is”) meaning “knowledge together,” or “open to all knowledge,” invites emerging scholars in all Irish Studies fields to gather again in Boston.
NEW VISIONS OF JULIAN OF NORWICH
Somerville College, Oxford, 15th-16th July 2022
Organisers: Antje E. Chan (Lincoln College, Oxford), Godelinde Gertrude Perk (Somerville, Oxford), Raphaela Rohrhofer (Somerville, Oxford), Alicia Smith (English Faculty, Oxford)
The Matrix Revisited
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks paper presentations and panels for the annual conference, to be held online from April 13-16, 2022. We are looking for projects that think broadly and diversely about fairy tales throughout the world. We particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc.) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.
Call for Proposals: Unsettling Poetry Pedagogy
Editors: Caroline Gelmi, UMass Dartmouth and Lizzy LeRud, Georgia Institute of Technology
EXTENDED Proposal deadline: Wednesday December 1, 2021.
A note from the editors about the deadline extension:
We’re so grateful for the many exciting proposals we’ve received so far. Because we’re now inviting additional contributions in a few targeted areas, we’ve extended the deadline to facilitate these new submissions. We’re still happy to accept proposals on a variety of topics (see the original cfp below for a full list of ideas), but we’re especially interested in the following:
What’s in a Name?
(Ab)Use of Anglo-Saxon in English-speaking cultures and elsewhere
Padova 6-7 June 2022
Colloque international Université du Mans / Université d’Abomey-Calavi 11 - 12 – 13 mai 2022 Lieu du colloque
Université d’Abomey-Calavi & Ouidah
Appel à communications « Les géographies imaginaires de l’esclavage dans la littérature, les arts et les musées »
ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies, a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly,is seeking submissions of articles and multimodal student projects for its thirteenth volume. This open-access, online journal advances the academic study of an emerging and diverse canon of imagetexts, including—but not limited to—comic books and strips, graphic novels, animations, illustrated fiction, picture books, zines, and other media that blend images and texts in complex ecologies.
EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS: JOURNAL OF SCREEN TRANSLATION STUDIES
Italian Voices, English Texts: Dubbing, Subtitles, and Cross-Cultural (Mis)Communications.
Call For Papers
American Literature Association Conference
May 26-29, 2022, Chicago, IL
Welty and Ecology
Paper proposals are welcome on any aspect of Hardy’s life, work, and legacy for the Twenty-Fifth International Hardy Conference and Festival, to be held in Dorchester, Dorset, UK, from July 25th-29th, 2022. Several significant Hardy anniversaries occur in 2022: the 70th anniversary of the book publication of Our Exploits at West Poley, the centenary of Late Lyrics and Earlier, the 120th anniversary of Poems of the Past and the Present, the 125th anniversary of The Well-Beloved, the 140th anniversary of Two on a Tower, and the 150th anniversary of Under the Greenwood Tree. Proposals for papers on the poetry are especially welcome.
The Howard University Gregory J. Hampton Graduate English Students Association’s 6th Annual Graduate Conference
Harlem Renaissance: A Century of Black Aesthetics
Submission Deadline: January 7th, 2022
Decisions sent: January 17th, 2022
Conference Date: March 18th
Conference Location: Zoom
Keynote Speaker: [TBA]
Send Abstracts to Gesasecretary@gmail.com
(In)Visible Adaptation: Diversity and Inclusion
Association of Adaptation Studies Conference
23-24 June 2022, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal
As concerns related to diversity and inclusion storm our world, rightfully emerging in
contexts as diverse as policy making and media content production, for the 2022
edition of the Association for Adaptation Studies Conference we intend to question
how these trends present new challenges for Adaptation Studies, both in practical and
Below is a non-exhaustive list of suggested areas for the submission of abstracts:
Abstract proposals are being sought from Japanese and non-Japanese scholars writing in English for a book exploring androgyny, ‘cross-dressing’, drag culture, trans-gender issues, sexual identities and other forms of gender fluidity that feature in Japanese arts and culture – past and present.
This conference panel for the Area for Esotericism, Occultism.
In recognition of the mainstream attention brought to Dune by Villeneuve's adaptation, the Area for Esotericism, Occultism and Magic at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites the proposal of papers to this special panel intended to investigate and examine esoteric, occult. and magical inspirations, parallels, and reciprocals influences on the "Duniverse."
***The deadline for paper submissions to ACLA 2022 has been extended to Nov 30, 2021.***
This panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of drama during the long eighteenth century. Submissions can address the conference theme--the quixotic eighteenth century--but do not have to. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Ashley Bender at email@example.com by Nov. 30.
Special Issue with the Journal of International Women’s Studies
On Docility and Volatility: Uncovering Women’s Bodies as Sites of Violence and Resistance in South Asian Literature
Special Issue Editor:
Goutam Karmakar, Barabazar BTM College, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, WB, India
ANZAMEMS 2022 CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION AND EMOTION
CFP - PANEL ON AESTHETICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN POETRY
UPDATED - ONLINE PRESENTATIONS NOW ACCEPTED AND DEADLINE EXTENDED.
We invite scholarly proposals for papers on aesthetics in medieval and early modern poetry (c. 400 to 1800), as part of a panel or panels being established at ANZAMEMS 2022. The link to the main website and call for papers is here: https://www.anzamems2021.com/
CFP Submission Link and Website: https://dragrace-p45cfp.com/
Post45 Contemporaries Site: https://post45.org/contemporaries/
Guess who’s back in the house
Heels click-clackin’ about
Fine, fresh, feminine, style to eleven
I’m divine, so heavenly
It’s dimes across the board with no doubt
Body like wow
— RuPaul, “Call Me Mother”
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Working title: Indigenous social media and digital environments
Special Issue of Transmotion: https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion/index
Issue editors: Ashley Caranto Morford, Tanja Grubnic, and Jeffrey Ansloos
In this seminar, we hope to rethink long-held associations between novel and nation-state in light of recent insights from oceanic studies, archipelagic studies, as well as transatlantic, transpacific, and Indian Ocean contexts. What kinds of genres and narrative frameworks unfold from a maritime, as opposed to land-based, perspective? How do novelists negotiate these commitments across multiple scales—and what ways of reading emerge by centering islands, coasts, ports, and other liminal spaces?