Writing about the reception of his essay collection The Souls of Black Folk (1904), W. E. B. Du Bois describes the text as a simultaneous mixture of clear messages and irreconcilable ambiguity. “A clear central message it has conveyed to most readers,” he claims, “but around this center there has lain a penumbra of vagueness and half-veiled allusion.” The difficulty, Du Bois suggests, comes from Souls’s attempt to reconstruct affect into language: “to translate the finer feelings of men into words.” Scholars frequently identify these fragments of affect and vagueness as part of Du Bois’s poetic style.
An international biannual print and on-line publication of the American Studies Association of Turkey, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey operates with a double-blind peer review system and publishes work (in English) on American literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions, politics, economics, geography and related subjects. The Editorial Board welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic disciplines, as well as comparative studies of America and other cultures. The Journal of American Studies of Turkey is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, TÜBİTAK/ULAKBİM TR Dizin, and the Classificazione ANVUR delle riviste scientifiche (Italy).
I am inviting original essays on the literary works written by American writers, who have lived in Paris from the 1800s to the present, for a book tentatively titled American Writers in Paris: Then and Now.
Although American expatriate literature in Paris is typified by the Lost Generation or the Jazz Age of the 1920s, Americans show a distinct presence in Paris from Jefferson to the Jazz Age and from the Jazz Age to the present. Lifting social repressions, liberating artistic expressions, alleviating psychological ailments, inspiring artistic creations, enriching personal experiences, or enhancing economic standards at different times of history, Paris has turned out to be an alternative abode to live and write for American writers.
Ruge el Bosque: Ecopoetry and Political Ecologies in the Southern Cone
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
25th Anniversary Conference
Saturday July 9 – Sunday July 10, 2022
- Virtual -
Proposals are invited for presentations at the 25th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 9 – Sunday July 10, 2022.
Great Writing 2022 will be virtual and presenters from around the world will be scheduled throughout both Saturday and Sunday – this format was used in 2021 and is being expanded for this wonderful 25th Anniversary Year.
The conference will be free and conducted on Zoom.
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
Extended Call for Papers: Crime Fiction Studies
Volume 3, Issue 1: ‘Making a Murderer: True Crime in Contemporary American Popular Culture’
Guest Editors: Victoria Madden and Harriet Stilley
Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments
La Mirada, CA
April 7–9, 2022
“All theology is rooted in geography.”
—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness
This panel seeks to create a panel in the CEA conference by bringing instructors together to examine interesting approaches that can be taken to teach the world literature survey for college students. Instructors may talk about their experiences of teaching the world lit survey: what approaches/topics did you choose to organize and structure the world lit survey syllabus? What were some of the texts that worked well with students? What were some of the interesting assignments you gave to your students? What class activities/projects did you assign?
Conference: College English Association (CEA) Annual Conference 2022
Dates: March 31 - April 2 2022
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
This panel focuses on uncovering ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We discuss their thoughts, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. 17th- and 18th-century authors can include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. Method of analysis is open.
Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2021, to Session ID # 19144
Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19144
LINGUACULTURE, a peer-reviewed academic journal of the Centre for (Inter)cultural and (Inter)lingual Research of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania, welcomes contributions in literary studies, literary and critical theory, theatre and film studies, linguistics, translation studies, cultural studies, and TEFL, as well as book reviews for its next issue to be published in December 2021.
When we talk about the eighteenth-century and adaptation, we frequently talk about adaptations of eighteenth-century literature and art, often into film. Yet adaptation was a common practice during the eighteenth century as well.
Objectives of the conference: Through the various oral papers that will be presented around
the autobiographical writings by African women, the following objectives are targeted:
- Understand the complexity of the autobiographical genre and women's paths in Africa;
- Understand women’s reality in Africa;
- Analyze the dynamics of gender relations in Africa;
- Understand patriarchal societies in Africa and particularly how women negotiate their
identity/ integration/ emancipation;
- Learn and inform about the living conditions and the emancipation of African women;
- Appreciate the weight of ancestral and patriarchal laws in the moral and intellectual
development of women in Africa;
I have 12 great essays for a volume called Mythological Equines in Film (Series: Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film), which is meant to be paired with Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature (Series: Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film), which is full with 21 essays.
In order to keep them approximately the same size, I am looking for 2-3 more essays to round out the film collection. Harry Potter and Narnia are well covered, but other topics are open.
The abstract deadline is Sept. 30, 2021. The deadline for essays will be February 1, 2022.
How to submit your proposal
CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts
Sponsored by the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022
Proposals due by 30 September 2021
Theatrical Reconstructions (Proposed Panel)
March 31-April 2
Michael D’Alessandro, Duke University
Brian D. Valencia, Florida International University
Ever since the publication of Foucault’s multi-volume work The History of Sexuality, scholarship, whether theoretically, historically, or literarily minded, has reckoned with the call to develop less anachronistic methodologies to analyze premodern expressions of desire. While scholars such as David Halperin and Susan Lanser have risen to the challenge of Foucault’s text and expanded his analysis to address feminine and queer desires, both generally and within their specific periods of study, these theoretical and methodological strides in the history of sexuality have penetrated fields at various rates. This seminar seeks to help remedy this disciplinary issue, particularly within the literature of medieval studies and classics.
A Haunted Structure: Contemporary Horror Film and Class Analysis
53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)
Popularizing STEM: Science and Technology in 21st-Century US Popular Culture
15-19 November 2021 (virtual conference, one day on site if feasible)
Confirmed keynotes: Gerry Canavan, Charles Adler, Stina Attebery, André Brock, Emily Cox-Palmer-White, J. Jesse Ramírez. [on-site activities would be streamed virtually and include two keynotes and workshops on biology-related comics, graphic medicine, and science dissemination in drag]
Conference page: https://www.popmec.com/stem-conference/
Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE
deadline for submissions:
November 26, 2021
full name / name of organization:
St. Thomas University
I received a great response to the last call for papers regarding the volumes on dragons. As a result, I have been better able to refine and divide results.
Call for Papers
Southern Humanities Conference, Memphis TN, 2022
Witness and “Withness”
The Hu Hotel, Memphis Tennessee, January 27-30, 2022
UPDATED: The witch is a figure of cultural production. She is a representation of the layers of history and cultural context on the treatment, stereotyping, reception, and representation of powerful women who do not fit into patriarchal structures of power. Whether she be a symbol of women’s disempowerment or a feminist symbol of empowerment, the witch stands as a saturated figure in history, literature, art, and film. This panel is interested in the representation of the witch on a broad scale of culture -- ranging from myth to folklore, to Shakespeare, to WandaVision. The aim of this panel is to bring together a collection of papers that will overlap in the themes of the body, gender, and power.
Call for Submissions: The Journal of the Thoreau Society, The Concord Saunterer
Special Issue: Other than Thoreau: Nineteenth-Century African American Nature Writers
I thought of the fishes of the water, the fowls of the air, the wild beasts of the forests, all appeared to be free, to go where they pleased, and I was an unhappy slave.
Henry Bibb, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave (1849)
This edited collection aims to theorize and contextualize transnational manifestations of the “millennial novel,” a term that has been used often derogatively to describe contemporary fiction from a generation of writers living through unprecedented historical upheavals. The book will not debate the use of the term, but rather provide an initial theorization of its forms and primary concerns. Characterised, we might say, by rootlessness, anxiety, ennui, and a general detachment from the governing socioeconomic structures of neoliberal modern life, the millennial novel is a genre at once over-debated and under-examined.
Call for proposalsFrom the Scenic Essay to the Essay-Exhibition. Expanding the Essay Form in the Arts after Literature and FilmAn international conference27-29 of April 2022, Ghent (Belgium)ByResearch centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media), Ghent University Theme of the conference: More than 400 years after the publication of Michel De Montaigne’s Essais, the enduring afterlife of the essay form attests how this 'heretical form’ (Adorno) not only continues to challenge the literary conventions but also transgresses the borders of the literary field to venture into other artistic disciplines.