Recent discussions and debates in literary and creative writing studies have invited fiction writers, scholars, and readers alike to re-evaluate the form and the function of the short story. The rise and prominence of online literary magazines and e-texts have forced writers to adapt to lower word counts and the challenges of on-screen reading: writers have responded with fragmented and braided narratives that eschew the “long-read” short story published in venues like The New Yorker or Paris Review. Handheld gaming on consoles like Nintendo’s 3DS and Switch systems have brought genres like the visual novel to the West—transforming short-form narratives into portable and interactive hybrid works of literature.
You are invited to submit a proposal for the standing session "American Literature from 1945- Present" at the 2022 PAMLA Conference, scheduled for Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.
In anticipation of the 2022 Annual Convention of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (to be held at UCLA, November 11-13, 2022), we seek proposals on the intersections of politics and poetry in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This session affords a space to assess the past century’s poetic/political interventions, exploring how poetry and poetic experience have lent themselves to critiquing the status quo, imagining radical futures, mobilizing collectivities, and resisting the present in various ways. Of particular interest are abstracts that are adjacent to the conference theme –“Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian” –or which specifically engage with the poetry of Los Angeles as
Since its establishment in 1935, South Atlantic Review (SAR) has been the official journal of SAMLA. Published quarterly and distributed electronically to SAMLA's large membership, SAR welcomes submissions of essays, clusters of essays, special issue proposals, and book reviews concerned with the study of language, literature, rhetoric and composition, film and television, and other topics of scholarly interest in the humanities.
Recent essays and articles in publications like The Atlantic and Vox have voiced growing concerns about the increasing elasticity of “trauma.” Even so, those same texts note the value of recognizing others’ trauma and of responding ethically to their stories. This worth is particularly evident in the wake of the many Covid-related traumatic events and the most recent racial reckonings (that may or may not have occurred) in the US and around the world.
Online Conference Date: 12 June 2022 (10:00 am UK TIME)
Registration is free to attend.
Call for papers
A one-day, inter-, multi-, trans-, and cross-disciplinary event that explores the theme of “connections, interconnections and disconnections” in festive and celebratory culture.
SAMLA 94: CHANGE
November 11-13, 2022
Jacksonville, FL | Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel
The editors of Philosophy of Photography invite contributions to a special issue: Violence!
Full call for papers here>>
Photography’s ubiquity means that it touches all realms of life. Indeed, it has arguably taken on a new and fundamental characteristic as the way that things emerge in heavily technologized societies. Violence is undoubtedly a determining category of this mode of society. Is violence, then, photographic? If so, is this a contingent fact or a necessary condition?
(Forced) Migration, Integration and Social Change: International and European Perspectives
( Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
Call for papers – Brontë Studies special issue on Material Culture
Inspired by the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s new exhibition Defying Expectations: Inside Charlotte Brontë’s Wardrobe (2022), Brontë Studies is inviting papers for a special issue on the Brontës and material culture. The exhibition, co-created with historical consultant Dr Eleanor Houghton, features more than twenty pieces of Charlotte’s clothing and accessories, and offers intimate insight into both her domestic and literary lives.
Sir John Falstaff enters the Shakespearean stage asking what time of day it is and leaves it at the turning of the tide. This collection of essays is interested in ideas about temporal shifts in early modern drama. Topics could include (but are not limited to) changing seasons; the representation of individual seasons in plays; holidays and ritual markers of time; the ebb and flow of tides; measurement of time and perceptions of temporal change; day, night, dawn and dusk; understandings of different time zones; the ageing process; saints’ days, quarter days, anniversaries, and other calendrical markers; accession days; and whether there was any awareness at the time of what we would now call the Little Ice Age.
Peace and justice educators have long recognized the value of the arts in helping students identify, critique, and reimagine themes related to conflict, peace, and efforts toward social justice. Using various creative elements, literary, visual, and/or auditory arts can explore complexities of the human condition in ways that are often overlooked in fields associated with the social sciences. By exploring people’s lived experiences of conflict, artistic works can provoke us to reconsider questions of social justice and our standpoints in relation to others.
The year 2022 marks the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, unearthed by a team of Egyptian excavators led by Howard Carter and financed by the fifth Earl of Carnarvon. In the hundred years that followed, in what ways have media and performance contributed to the retelling and reshaping of this historic moment and the discovery’s cultural aftermath? Whose voices have been amplified, and whose marginalised? Where has historical accuracy given way to creative license? What audiences have been catered to, and what does this tell us about the ways in which Egyptology is ‘consumed’?
Panel Discussion on Digital Learning: Pedagogy, Philosophy & Praxis
This event is being organized by the National Institute of Technology Silchar with financial support from the Indian Council for Philosophical Research
You are invited to submit a proposal for the standing session "Languages and Linguistics" at the 2022 PAMLA Conference, scheduled for Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.
This session brings together scholars to exchange and share their research results on any aspect of Language and Linguistics. This includes papers on language teaching and learning, as well as the analysis of language structure and meaning. Submissions are not limited to the theme of this year's conference, “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian.”
Join us in Canterbury and online for the eighth annual MEMS Festival at the University of Kent. This two-day event celebrates medieval and early modern history from c. 400 – 1800, and welcomes a wide range of interdisciplinary research topics, including but not limited to, politics, religion, economics, art, drama, literature, and material culture. MEMSFest aims to be a friendly space in which postgraduate students, early career researchers, and academics can share ideas and foster conversations, whilst building a greater sense of community. Undergraduates in their final year of study are also welcome at the conference.
The Imaginary Voyage. New, Other, Virtual Worlds, from Thule to the Cyberspace.
«Onore e gloria a questa moltitudine di viaggiatori e gubernetes dell’immaginazione, nocchieri e piloti sconosciuti, o conosciuti come profeti,filosofi, scrittori, poeti; quasi nessuno di loro ebbe a subire danni, essendo il solo incidente possibile una panne della fantasia.»
Daniele Del Giudice, Meccanica per viaggi al limite del conosciuto.
From Language to Psychology and from Ideology to Destruction: Exploring the Fossilization and the Liberation of the Mind
Call for chapter proposals
Dr Chris Shei
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)
I am currently soliciting chapters for the Routledge Companion to Working-Class Literature, which is under contract and scheduled to appear next year. Most of the contributors are already confirmed, so I am looking for essays on particular subjects. These include:
• theories of working-class literature
• pre-industrial literature by workers
• working-class literature in the Global South
• African-American, Asian-American, and Latinx working-class literature
• queer working-class literature
• the future of working-class literature and literary studies
In the years leading up to the publication of The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot decried what he called the moral cowardice endemic to post-war London, and particularly to its literary circles. D. H. Lawrence was similarly preoccupied with morality in his literary critical essays, writing, for example, that "Morality in the novel is the trembling instablity of the balance [between opposing forces]. When the novelist puts his thumb in the scale, to pull down the balance to his own predilection, that is immorality." And, finally, Hemingway once suggested to a group of professors that of all his novels, the best to teach is The Sun Also Rises because, he said, it is a "very moral novel."
When mass movements are rising up against so-called “gender ideology” and succeeding in implementing anti-trans and anti-queer legislation across the globe, has the time come to reconsider—or perhaps even suspend—radical critiques of queer liberalism, homonormativity, and homonationalism? Elżbieta Korolczuk and Agnieszka Graff, for instance, have asserted that “while feminists, mostly from the global South, have long critiqued the discourse of universal human rights and the neocolonial elements in UN population policies, today it is clear that a wholesale rejection of universalism plays into the hands of right-wing populists” (816).
The Hawthorne Society invites proposals for our allied-society panel at the 2023 meeting of the MLA, which will take place in San Francisco, CA, Jan 5-8, 2023. Please send your abstract of 250-300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by Mar. 28, 2022.
This is a call for papers for the anual PAMLA conference to be held in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022.
The Film Studies session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of film or Film Studies, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian.” For example:
-The role of space and place in genre filmmaking
-World-building in fantasy film and television
-Representations of localized ecologies
-Settler colonialism in film
We are currently accepting proposal submissions for the Renaissance Drama panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October, 13-15, 2022, in Memphis, TN. Mirroring last year's structure, this year's meeting of the SCMLA will also be hybrid. Therefore, panelists and audience members will have the option to particpate in-person and virtually.
Poetics of Travelling Self: Discursive Formations and Purposiveness of Travel
“Reconstructio Americana: Ancient Greece and Rome after the American Civil War”
Panel proposal for the 154th annual meeting
of the Society for Classical Studies
January 5–8, 2023, New Orleans, LA