MLA 2023 Special Session Proposal • San Francisco, CA • January 5-8
Eliot Now or Never
For the International T. S. Eliot Society panel at MLA 2023, abstracts of 200 words are invited on how the dozen new volumes of T. S. Eliot's poetry, prose, and letters show us Eliot's continued relevance--or not--in 2023, integrating contemporary critical approaches and the newly published materials. Include brief CV.
CALL FOR PAPERS
IN SEARCH OF THE ESSENCE OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
26-27 May, 2022
Extended Deadline--Call for Book Chapters: Hong Kong Discourse: Surveillance, Resistance, and Transformation
Editors: Magdalen Ki (Hong Kong Baptist University), Wayne Liang (Lingnan University)
Issue 62: April 2022: Exploring Motherly Instincts: Representation of Mothers in Indian Cinema [Last date for submission: 30 March, 2022; Date of publication: 1 May, 2022]
Guest-Editor: Srija Sanyal, Research Scholar, Ronin Institue, USA.
In this round of Call for Submissions, we are particulalrly seeking audio/visual presentations (in forms of interviews / conversations) of no more than 20 minutes in duration and personal narratives, along with general articles pertaining to the theme. Additonally, articles dealing with films in languages, such as Assamese, Oriya, Marathi, Kannada, Telegu, Bhojpuri, and Konkani are especially welcomed.
Literary writings of non-literary artists
Queen’s Graduate Conference in Literature
27 May 2022
Call for Papers | Escape: Moving Away, Moving Towards, Moving Within
The Graduate English Society at Queen’s University seeks abstracts for its virtual 2022 graduate conference, “Escape: Moving Away, Moving Towards, Moving Within.” Because the thematic concern of our conference is “escape,” we are looking for academic papers, as well as creative pieces, that engage with this broad concept in various and imaginative ways.
13th Annual Conference of the Association for Research in the Fantastic
(Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung)
TU Dortmund University (Dortmund, Germany)
22-24 September 2022
This session deals with American Literature from 1865 to 1945, exploring a wide variety of topics, including race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, decoloniality, spirituality, class and power dynamics, environmental issues, and pedagogical and digital innovations in American literature and culture.
This is a cfp for a special issue of Humanities that will build on the work presented at the symposium held at the University of Reading on 1st and 2nd November 2021, exploring the different ways that authenticity is constructed and represented in contemporary literature.
Postcolonial Interventions (ISSN 2455-6564)
Call for Papers
Vol. VII, Issue 2 (June 2022)
MLA 2023 - Decolonizing Global Arab/South Labor Epistemologies
Critique of global Arab/South working conditions in literary and cultural production, including theorizing labor in neocolonial spaces, construction of and resistance to subalternity, and the representation of exploitation and its legacies. 250-word abstract and bio by March 20, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
We have an updated deadline, submission portal, and confirmed keynote speakers for this call:
2022 ASLE Symposium
June 24-26, 2022
University of Delaware
Updated submission deadline: March 7, 2022
Call for Proposals
CALL FOR PRESENTATION
Prof. Debabrata Mukherjee Memorial Annual Students' Conference (Online), 2022, Department of English, Jadavpur University
Fashioning the Everyday Digital Self: Pandemic and the Online Classroom
21-22 March, 2022
MLA 2023: Race, Gender, and Consent in the Global Early Modern
Guaranteed roundtable for MLA 2023 (San Francisco) on race, gender, and consent in the prose, poetry, and drama of the 16th and 17th centuries. We invite roundtable presentations from a wide variety of perspectives – cultural, formal, social, legal, historical – and literary traditions. How can the shifting dynamics of consent and coercion help us understand premodern race-making and gender construction? Comparative and transnational perspectives are especially welcome.
This roundtable is organized by the MLA forum on Renaissance/Early Modern Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies.
Feminist Spaces Summer 2022 Issue
Feminist Spaces is pleased to announce that we are now accepting general submissions for our next issue.
Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invites students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writing, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies. Articles may originate or enter into dialogue with current feminist discourse or present historical research. Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
■ Feminism in politics and/or political discourse
■ Feminist theory, practice, and politics
Aestheticism: Sensations and Ideas
International Walter Pater Society Conference
Iuav University of Venice-Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 14-16 July 2022
Transnational Shelley(s): Metamorphoses and Reconfiguration - CONFERENCE Frascati (ROME), 6-7 October 2022
This conference celebrates Percy Bysshe Shelley's multifaceted afterlives, exploring the many echoes his oeuvre has produced throughout the history of modern and contemporary literature. The aim of the conference is to craft a map of the poet's seminal influence on single authors as well as on literary movements.
International Conference, 22nd – 24th September 2022 (University of Vienna)
Deadline for proposals (300 words): 15th May 2022
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Ann Heilmann (University of Cardiff)
Patricia Duncker (University of Manchester)
Call for Papers
The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the fifth volume of the journal in October 2022.
For this issue, the editors are particularly interested in essays on Bowen’s later fiction (The Little Girls and Eva Trout). However, we are also keen to see work on any aspect of Bowen’s writing, essays which situate her work in national and global perspectives. Themes may include:
Call for panel for the MLA Convention in San Francisco (2023, January 5-9) Gardening in Black literature
This panel explores figurations of the plot, the garden, and gardening in Black literature, examining the otherwise relationalities and possibilities cultivated by this cultural, geographic, and environmental practice.
Please send a 200-word abstract and brief CV to Dorottya Mozes at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20.
The Bloomsbury CHAPTER (Communication, History of Authorship, Publishing, Textual Editing and Reading), in association with University College London’s Centre for Publishing and the Institute of English Studies, University of London. is pleased to announce a one-day postgraduate conference. The conference (9 June 2022) will be held online with a hybrid in-person/online keynote.
Culture, Theory and Critique:
SPECIAL ISSUE ON MILITARIZATION & PLEASURE
Session sponsored by the LLC 16th-Century English Forum.
Why study the early modern period? Most academics of earlier periods have encountered this question in one form or another. This question seems especially pressing when it comes to teaching. For many of us, it is our goal to have monographs published by university presses and spend summers conducting research in archives. But the reality is that a large part of our day-to-day impact as scholars is on the undergraduate students we encounter as instructors, usually teens and young adults. This panel is interested in engaging in a conversation about how teaching undergraduate students impacts our scholarship in early modern studies.
CFP: The Banshee, Issue 2: Haunting.
The Banshee is the leading magazine for women who scream. Our current Issue 1, Screaming, is available in print and digital formats at http://www.thebansheejournal.com .
We need to rethink the state. No one loves to hate the state more than a humanist. Yet does this critique serve us well? What do we mean by “the” state? Humanities scholars often take for granted a unified and homogenous idea of the state as a basis for critique. The settler colonial state, the necropolitical state, the neoliberal state; or perhaps less negatively, the welfare state, the developmentalist state, the liberal state. As this plethora of familiar models suggests, it should be impossible to talk about “the” state as a singular form, to equate it with one function or to define it by one pattern of experience. And yet such singular imaginaries often underpin humanistic engagement with the state.
Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2022
April 30th, 2022
University of California, Berkeley
Keynote: Dr. John Alba Cutler, University of California, Berkeley
Eighteenth-century women’s writing has attracted critical attention in recent years and the rise of the novel genre has faced reconsideration and re-evaluation accordingly. The fiction of women writers such as Eliza Haywood, Aphra Behn, Delariver Manley, and Penelope Aubin has undergone new editions and has come under critical focus to question their relationship to the canon and to theories of the novel. This workshop focuses on women writers alongside the canonical writers of the long eighteenth century and invites talks on various aspects of eighteenth-century novel. Talks on the intertextual relationships between canonical writers and non-canonical women writers and on theories of the novel are especially welcome.
Call for papers for Special Issue of English Language Notes
Pandemic!: COVID-19 and Literary Studies
61.1 (April 2023)
Jason Gladstone, Nan Goodman, Karim Mattar, co-editors
University of Colorado Boulder