Critical Plant Studies, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, calls us to re-examine in fundamental ways our understanding of and engagement with plants, drawing on diverse disciplinary perspectives. A sampling of topics appropriate for this series includes but is not limited to:
• Representations of plants in literature, art, film, and popular culture
• Relationships between humans and plants
• Boundaries and distinctions between plants and animals
• Plants and the environmental crisis
• Phytosemiotics and plant communication
• Plant sensation and consciousness
• Vegetal agency
Women of the World:
Literature, Language, and Translation
The Faculty of Education, Alexandria University, Egypt cordially invites you to attend its international conference on “Women of the World: Literature, Language, and Translation.” It is an onsite conference that will take place between March the 10th and 11th 2023.
James Joyce’s Ulysses first appeared in its entirety on February 2, 2022, on the occasion of his fortieth birthday. In this its centenary, as we naturally celebrate its remarkable literary achievement, we just as naturally take note, given the state of the world a hundred years on, of the circumstances of its composition and earlier appearance.
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) presents its annual conference to be held virtually from Thursday, December 15 to Saturday, December 17, 2022.
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 50th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 23-25, 2023, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com).
For SAMLA 94 (Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13, 2022; Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront | Jacksonville, FL). (12-15min papers)
Radical changes have been felt nowhere as intensely as in Berlin throughout the long twentieth century: shifting from Weimar liberties to Nazi oppression, and from Cold War fragmentation to an unsteady reunification in 1990 and after, Berlin has often transformed into a space in flux focalizing emergence. Many texts like to channel Berlin's role as a precarious playground of transgressive unsettlement.
Gravity's Rainbow at 50 - a Semicentennial Symposium
February 11th, 2023 via Zoom
Viking Press published Thomas Pynchon's novel Gravity's Rainbow on February 28th, 1973. Critics, literary scholars, and other readers have recognized Gravity’s Rainbow as one of the greatest American novels. As its 50th-anniversary approaches, its style, encyclopedic subject matter, and influence remain relevant.
Dear colleagues, Please consider submitting your work to Theatre History Studies.
UP Education Inaugural International Academic Conference
Yoobee College of Creative Innovation
Auckland City Campus, Auckland, New Zealand
14 – 16 December 2022
Popular culture has been a rising area of interest in India, with dedicated departments of Game Studies, Media Studies, Visual arts and culture and many more. In the contemporary context, where the world has been miniaturised into the palm of our hands, with information available at the tip of our fingers, it becomes more important to question how we can include popular culture into the larger domain of academia, both in Humanities and in the Social Sciences. The Popular Culture Association, established in the USA in 1971, has taken the study and research in this domain to new heights.
We are delighted to invite you to contribute a chapter to an upcoming edited volume on English writing programs, such as academic writing courses, communication skills courses, critical thinking and communication courses, English composition courses, writing in the discipline (WiD), writing across the curriculum (WAC), etc. A commissioning editor at Routledge, Katie Peace, has expressed great interest in this volume.
English Language and Communication Classes in Higher Education:
Designs, Methods, Challenges, Evaluations and Outcomes
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, Debrecen University Press, and The Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary announce a New Series of Peer Reviewed, Open Access scholarly books by HJEAS Books published by the Debrecen University Press in English.
The series debuted on 21 June 2022 with It’s Time: A Mosaic Reflecting What Living in Time Is Like by Donald E. Morse, Oakland University, USA and University of Debrecen.
Call for Papers: Studies in Hogg and his World
Gender Performance on the Elizabethan Stage and Beyond: Radicality or Run-of-the-mill?
Université de Poitiers
U.F.R Sciences Humaines et Arts
U.F.R Lettres et Langues
MAPP & CESCM
Co-organisers: Oliver NORMAN & Louis ANDRE
“Viola. I am all the daughters of my father’s house, / And all the brothers too”
(Twelfth Night, Or What You Will, II.4.120–21)
This edited collection would focus on the application of queer theory and queer approaches to Disney films that are infamous for queerbaiting, queer coding, and queer pandering, as well as the parodies of Disney films that stem from this.
Previous works such as Kay Turner and Pauline Greenhill’s The Transgressive Tales (2012) looks into the queer retellings of the Brothers Grimms' edited collection of tales. This collection seeks to go beyond the Brothers Grimm and showcase queer approaches to the Disney fairy tale. With the 'Don't Say Gay' Bill and the apathetic response, it is time to shed light on this academic area and the link between Disney fairy tale films and the queer community.
Verge will be sponsoring Global Asias panels and roundtables at the upcoming AAS and AAAS conferences. Our goal is to help generate and support work that straddles or otherwise navigates the differences and overlaps between Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies as intellectual formations and interdisciplines.
Spaces/Places of Growing Up:
Mapping the Geographies of Childhood
International Interdisciplinary Conference organized by
The Department of English,
Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, Kolkata.
15th and 16th September 2022
The 14th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 16-17, 2022, at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. Presentation proposals on any aspect of the 2022 conference theme “Supernatural Louisiana,” as well as creative texts by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Samuel Beckett's "Not I" this November! Join us for a three-day event to discuss Beckett's short play and meet renowned Beckett scholar S. E. Gontarski, who will be the special guest.
The deadline for abstracts has been extended to July 31, 2022. Papers may focus on "Not I" or any theme in Beckett's work. We encourage graduate students and independent scholars to send their work. Please submit your 250-word proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. All panels will be plenary and presenters will have 15-20 minutes to speak.
The discourse of political theology recently energized early modern scholarship, but its future trajectory remains uncertain. The Milton Society of America seeks to assemble a panel considering how John Milton’s writings might help us recalibrate the way we study the relationships between religion and politics, between early modern and modern formations. To be considered, please send, no later than July 22, a 200-word abstract and an abbreviated cv to Eric Song at MiltonSocietySec@gmail.com.
The Milton Society of America invites papers on any aspect of John Milton’s poetics. To be considered, please send, no later than July 22, a 200-word abstract and an abbreviated cv to Eric Song at MiltonSocietySec@gmail.com.