In Episode 9 of James Joyce's Ulysses, “Scylla and Charybdis,” Stephen Dedalus develops a theory about the origins of Shakespeare’s works that is both original and controversial. It is in the National Library of Ireland that Dedalus, in a wild and winding conversation, develops his ‘Hamlet theory’. The episode stages the strong and sometimes comic appeal of a biographical approach to Shakespeare’s works and, at the same time, casts Dedalus – Joyce’s alter ego – variously as Hamlet, Hamlet’s father, Shakespeare, and as a modern-day Ulysses.
Organizer: Mi Jeong Lee
Co-Organizer: Seohyon Jung
CALL FOR PAPERS
IN SEARCH OF THE ESSENCE OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
26-27 May, 2022
This book project aims to examine the existence of dogma in literature and some cult texts, and how dogmas in literature are conveyed to various audiences as a mission by some literary readers, experts and academics. The questions leading up to the volume are varied and their answers require lengthy examination and interpretation. So, this project investigates; Is literature dogmatic? What about literary theories? Can they be dogmatic, too? The answers to these questions are open to clarification, but the responses can also initiate an extensive discussion and manifestation. However, above all, literature does have an aspect that drags the readers, habitually burying them in its pages, and blindly attaching them to itself.
CFP: Food and the American Dream
Proposals due February 28, 2022
*The 2022 Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf will take place ONLINE
*Deadline extended to February 15, 2022
Virginia Woolf and Ethics
31st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf
June 9-12, 2022
Lamar University (online modality)
The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University is pleased to announce its annual Graduate Student Conference to be held on 24–25 March 2022. This conference is a space for graduate students to present their original work in a welcoming and stimulating environment.
Conference Call For Papers: Games in/between China and the West
12 and 13 April 2022
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)
WORLD LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Pamukkale University School of Foreign Languages hosts the “World Languages and Literatures Research Symposium” to be held online from June 1 to June 3, 2022. We are interested in receiving proposals on a wide range of topics relating to the many long-running currents of thought and new waves of thinking about several language teaching and learning contexts, including:
Eastern Languages and Literatures, Western Languages and Literatures, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, Translation Studies, Comparative Literature, Ancient Languages and Cultures, Turkish Language and Literature, Foreign Languages and Literature.
Call for Papers:
Multitudes: Teaching Bob Dylan
I. A Moment
The English Graduate Students’ Association (EGSA) solicits proposals for its upcoming Annual Graduate Student Conference. The EGSA invites proposals from graduate students, early career researchers, and established academics working in any discipline, period, or geographical region. The conference will take place bimodally on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of March, both in Ottawa and via Zoom. To present, please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by January 10th, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Conversations concerned with borders often address the extent of geopolitics, the anthropocene, and the techno-industrial. Yet, “the meaning of the word border has progressively changed from a fact of nature to a cultural, political, and ideological product of human will (Power 6-13; Harvey). Natural frontiers do not exist either in a topographical or in a linguistic sense, and the self-conscious linking of place and identity is quite a modern phenomenon” (Spiridon 376).
The Institute of English and American Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Debrecen, Hungary invites you to participate in the conference titled:
THE VIEW FROM THE ANTHROPOCENE: EXPLORING THE HUMAN EPOCH FROM POST-ANTHROPOCENTRIC PERSPECTIVES
on 15-16 October 2022
The academic journal Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture, published by Intellect Ltd., seeks an established or emerging scholar to serve as its Reviews Editor. We particularly seek individuals with expansive interests in the areas addressed by the journal, evidence of an accomplished or promising record of scholarship, and familiarity with the editing process. The successful candidate will be responsible for recruitment of three to five reviews per issue of books, other media, or older works deserving a new look; editing those reviews; and securing author permissions to publish them. A small stipend from the publisher is provided.
Philip Jenkins has drawn attention to the emergent “new faces of Christianity”—believers and faith communities from across the Global South that have gained prominence amid declining European and North American religious groups.
Femspec - an interdisciplinary feminist journal dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres - seeks submissions for critical essays to be published in the upcoming issue 22.1. Submissions are welcome on any topic related to feminist and speculative themes. Please refer to https://www.femspec.org/submission-guidelines for submission guidelines and https://www.femspec.org/submission-form for the submission form. The deadline is February 15, 2022. All contributors who submit their work to the journal must be subscribed to the journal; as Femspec is a peer-reviewed journal,
As illustrated even recently by the French magazine America, the « special » relation between France and US literature is long-standing. In the World Republic of Letters (2004 for the English translation), Pascale Casanova developed the idea of Paris as a “Greenwich meridian” of world literature while emphasizing the importance of “[t]he great, often polyglot, cosmopolitan figures of the world of letters [who] act in effect as foreign exchange brokers, responsible for exporting from one territory to another texts whose literary value they determine by virtue of this very activity” (21).
“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I took the one most travelled by,” Aunt Lydia sardonically muses in The Testaments. “It was littered with corpses, as such roads are. But as you will have noticed, my own corpse is not among them.” Following the Margaret Atwood Society's 2022 MLA’s panel, "Wilderness (and Other) Tips: Concepts of Survival in Atwood’s Works," the 2023 edition of Margaret Atwood Studies will have the same theme.
Call for book chapters: Reading the River in Shakespeare’s Britain
Edited collection, publisher TBC.
Editors: Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus
- Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): 31 March 2022
- Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2022
- Deadline for final submissions (6000-8000 words): 31 August 2022
The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 21–24, 2022. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists. The CAC is presently scheduled to take place in person, and presenters should not submit proposals if they do not plan to attend physical
With the 30-year anniversary publication of Patricia Hill Collins’ Black Feminist Thought, MELUS invites papers that consider historical and contemporary meanings of Black Feminist Thought in terms of ideological, cultural, and literary practice in multi-ethnic American texts. Submit titled proposals (250 words), a brief CV, and AV needs.