JOCPC is now accepting articles for the Fall 2022 issue focusing on children in the political sphere. We have kept the theme open-ended and invite works across a wide range of disciplines where researchers are addressing the presence and/or representation of children occupying roles of leadership, activism, and advocacy. This may also include an investigation of the ways children and childhood is variously arrogated.
The International Piers Plowman Society will meet in London on July 6-8, 2023.
The mixed race, multi-racial, bi-racial, mulatto, or hapa figure is already one of crossing boundaries and as such transgressive, provocative, resilient in the face of anti-miscegenation and homogeneity. It speaks to embodiment and yet, as Claudine Chiawei O’Hearn notes in Half + Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial + Bicultural, “skin color and place of birth are not accurate signifiers of identity” (xiv). This panel seeks papers that investigate this figure in fiction as a multifaceted site of social interrogation, intersectionality, and personal identity. Topics could include, but are not limited to:
Mixed racial identities, multiculturalism
Passing or dominant culture adjacency
NeMLA 2023: Niagara Falls, NY. March 23-26, 2023.
The Routledge Companion to Ecopoetics offers comprehensive coverage of the vital and growing movement of ecopoetics. We understand the term ecopoetics as including innovative approaches to the entanglement of individuals, cultures, and languages with the natural systems that permeate and envelop them. We begin with the assumption that ecopoetics is not a genre such as ecopoetry or nature poetry, but rather a dynamic field of inquiry and a laboratory for new ways of knowing. The collection will be global in scope, with contributors drawn from a wide range of nations, ethnicities, and gender identities.
Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University
Keynote Speaker: Mara Mills
Date: November 4-5, 2022
Following generative discussions unveiling the potentiality of reading the horror genre through the lens of class analysis, this seminar invites contributions that highlight the role of racial and heteropatriarchal capitalism in cinematic horror narratives. Together with seminar participants, we are interested in adding a novel line of inquiry, which perhaps has not been thoroughly explored, to the rich theoretical scholarship that has grown around the horror genre. Echoing Mark Steven (2017), we will ask: How are contemporary horror movies responding, absorbing, or resisting the dynamics of capitalism beyond a liberal understanding of identity politics?
Annual Congress of the French Shakespeare Society
“Folio & Co: Shakespeare and the Theatrum Libri”
March 23-25th, 2023
Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale, Paris 14e
Call for AbstractsAnthony Bourdain and Philosophy Edited by Scott Calef The Carus Books Popular Culture and Philosophy Series(Please Circulate Widely!) Abstracts are being sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to any aspect of the life, work and legacy of Anthony Bourdain to be published by Carus Books (the editorial team behind the similar series by Open Court). Anthony Bourdain was a pop culture icon, celebrity chef, multi-times bestselling author, armchair philosopher, activist and travel documentarian. He has been everywhere, seemingly met everyone worth meeting (e.g.
Victor LaValle dedicated his 2016 horror novella The Ballad of Black Tom, a work that reimagines a racially-charged Lovecraftian universe by centering it around the Black experience, “To H.P. Lovecraft, with all my conflicted feelings”. LaValle’s ambiguous feelings as both a reader and author are shared by many students of the Gothic as they adjust recognizable and occasionally exclusive generic boundaries to better encompass varied, eclectic, and sometimes invisible or problematically visible identities.
“Germany is one of the most committed operators of international artist residencies,” asserts the self-description of the “Working Group of German International Residency Programs.” Among German residencies are Villa Massimo in Rome, Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto, and many others. Together, these institutions form a global network coordinated by actors such as the Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut. This network plays a key role both in Germany’s foreign cultural policy and in supporting literature and the arts.
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals for the volume: Fix It Fics: Challenging the Status Quo through Fan Fiction edited by Kaitlin Tonti (Albright College).
This edited collection of essays is seeking chapters that consider fan fiction as a force for change, a response to trauma, and a way of encouraging inclusivity. It will also consider how performed fan fiction, or fan fiction acknowledged by the original creators impacts fandom canon.
The planetary event characterised as Anthropocene in our times shares a particular relationship with the Modernist milieu which sought to represent the conflicts that extend to the non-human and the more-than-human world. Scattered through Eliot’s poetic oeuvre is the speculation of how to think seriously about the planet. Every street lamp that Eliot’s lyric persona passes from beats like a “fatalistic drum” with Bergsonian élan vital (the creative force) which informs both the human and the non-human world. This roundtable invites contributions which will explore the non-human aspects in Eliot’s poems.
The Department of English and American Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of Masaryk University are pleased to announce a call for papers for their interdisciplinary conference held in Brno, Czech Republic on two full conference days on 25–26 November 2022.
Resilience is a word used to describe the ability to sustain adversity. Graphic narratives situate the debates about resilience in the realm of popular culture. Many graphic narratives depict the themes of resilience which have emerged as a result of socio-political upheaval, existential urges and institutional threats. Works such as Persepolis, Bhimayana, Fun Home and Nat Turner graphically depict the story of the immigrant experience, caste, gender and race issues based on the varied forms of worded and pictorial texts.
Everchanging world order and its position in the continuum rely on ongoing events and the functioning of different states—country, government, nation, authority, community, land, etc.— embedded within the global makeup. The 2nd International Conference of the Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet 3114, Bangladesh, to be held on January 27-28, 2023, conceptualizes the narratives related to the terms—Refugee, Resistance, and Recognition— and their articulations in global literary spaces both as distinct and interrelated concepts in the premises of art, literature, language, (social) media, law, and politics in [Post]postcolonial perspectives.
The August Wilson Society seeks proposals for individual papers, panels, or workshops for its March 2nd - 4th 2023 Biennial Colloquium that assess the current and future impact that the work being done by three Pittsburgh institutions has or will have in forging “new critical landscapes.” Timed in conjunction with the Spring 2023 opening celebration of the August Wilson Archive at the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS), this national gathering will convene artists, educators, theater practitioners, archivists, museum curators, theater scholars, and students, among a huge fan base of the late playwright and his work.
Fan Studies Network – North America Virtual Conference
October 13–16, 2022
SUBMISSIONS DUE AUGUST 1
CALL FOR PAPERS
Casas Tomadas: Monsters and Metaphors
on the Periphery of Latin American Literature
Co-Chaired by Carlos Gonzalez and Caio Cesar Esteves de Souza (Harvard University)
54th NeMLA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Keynote Speaker: Anne Enright
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT PROPOSAL HERE: bit.ly/CasasTomadas by September 30, 2022!
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls
Sponsored by the University at Buffalo
This roundtable will examine Vishal’s Bhardwaj’s Trilogy of films based on Shakespearean tragedies released between 2003 and 2014: Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider.
We want to keep the focus of this session as wide and as open as possible but will suggest three possible perspectives: examining the relationship between the Shakespearean plays and the Bhardwaj version; probing the singularity of the South Asian’s approach to the plays; contextualizing the South Asian version of the play with other South Asian sources—literary, political, and musical.
Typically, scholarly reflection on the Great War focuses on military activity and masculine performance; in contrast, this NeMLA 2023 seminar examines the importance of women as fictional characters, authors, and purveyors of legacies associated with the Great War of 1914-1918. By privileging the role of women, it is hoped that we can bring a fresh critical light to this pivotal moment in world history. Please note the very wide range of perspectives in this seminar: authors, characters, and context.
--Heidegger and the Question of Literary Influence
This panel on Heidegger and literary influence has both a very broad and quite specific focus.
Broadly, we will examine Heidegger’s writing to examine how philosophers in general and Heidegger in particular read, assimilate, and evaluate all kinds of literature: poetry and fiction both canonical and (post)-modern. We welcome all submissions on the broad and important relationship between philosophy and literature.
Does peacemaking have a place in our humanities curriculum today and if so, what are some innovative ways to integrate this theme into our literature classes? This panel invites papers that explore representations of peacemaking and conflict resolution in literary texts across genres, languages, and time periods. Papers that discuss methodologies for teaching literature with a focus on peacemaking are especially welcome. Please send inquiries and 300-500 word abstracts to Ici Vanwesenbeeck: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Everyday Beyond Description (Panel):
Nineteenth-century British realism is often understood as the generic manifestation of the everyday, with a discrete kind of content—scenes of domestic and rural life, for instance—and, in the novel, a discrete form, namely the “mimetic” description of these social worlds.
Territorial Bodies: World Culture in Crisis
Saturday 25th February 2023
With keynote addresses by: Prof. Kathryn Yusoff and Dr. Lauren Wilcox
Volume 13 of the Journal of Early Modern Studies seeks to interrogate how common men and women used different modes of writing to keep, shape, and contest social memory in the early modern world. Studies on popular senses of the past, such as Andy Wood’s, have brought to light the complex interrelation between custom, collective memory, and social struggle. A usable past was key in conflicts over economic and political resources in the present. As the systematic regulation of access to reading and writing (Guillory), literacy was the basis for persistent forms of exclusion — particularly when gender and racial regimes of inequality intersected with class. But literacy was also a site of contestation.
RSA 2023 Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Sessions CFP
The Margaret Cavendish Society will sponsor two or more sessions (panels or roundtables) at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 9-11 March 2023. We invite proposals for individual papers or fully formed panels on any topic related to the works of Margaret Cavendish. Please submit abstracts (150 words maximum) and a brief CV (or a brief description of the panel and brief abstracts and CVs for each participant) to Lara Dodds (email@example.com) and Delilah Bermudez Brataas (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 29, 2022.
II International Postgraduate Seminar in English Literature and Linguistics (IPSELL)
September 30th, 2022
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, University of Granada, Spain
World Literature BEFORE World Literature
Special issue of
Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Co-editors: David Andrew Porter and Omid Azadibougar