Literature, art, and scholarship can challenge social structures that underpin injustice and create spaces where love and care can flourish. Yet they can also spectacularize, universalize, or appropriate lived experiences.
Call for Papers: Mapping the Impossible, Special Issue ‘Fantasy Across Media’
Extended submission deadline: 13 November 2022
Mapping the Impossible is an open-access student journal publishing peer-reviewed early-career research into fantasy and the fantastic.
For more information about the journal and submissions click here>>
Aims and Scope
Following on our inaugural meeting in April 2022, we are thrilled to announce that the Anne Lister Society will reconvenefor its second conference, 31 Mar -- 1 Apr 2023, in Halifax, U.K.
Launched in the summer of 2020, the Society aims to foster knowledge of Lister’s extraordinary life and writings and to interpret her legacy. It seeks to nourish conversation among scholars and to build conversations between scholars and Lister’s wider readership and expanding network of invested enthusiasts. By encouraging research and greater understanding of her way of inhabiting the world, the Society aims to establish and sustain Anne Lister’s place — both in the cultural tradition and for the future.
Rethinking Europe in the Contemporary Novel: Between the Regional and the Global
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting (Chicago, March 16-19, 2023)
CFP: Journal of Class & Culture special edition: Class and Contemporary UK Film and Television.
The Journal of Class & Culture is a peer-reviewed journal bringing a cultural dimension to the analysis of class, and a class optic to the understanding of culture. This special edition follows on from a conference in July and focusses on class and contemporary UK film and television. Papers are invited that explore the intersection of capital, contemporary UK film and tv, and class-orientated research within contexts of production, formal qualities, and consumption.
Call for Participation: Researchers, Arts Practitioners, and Activists
Winter Symposium : Reading Gerald of Wales Topographia Hibernica (1188) and Itinerarium Cambriae (1191)
The newly established Nordic Summer University study circle Praxis of Social Imaginaries: Cosmologies, Othering and Liminality invite all who are interested in joining our group to investigate the praxis of reading together, the praxis of listening and the praxis of telling stories.
Boundaries and Margins in Fantasy
10th - 12th May 2023
University of Glasgow Online Conference
The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic is pleased to announce a call for papers for Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations (GIFCon) 2023 with the theme of 'Boundaries and Margins'.
We would like to draw colleagues' attention to our seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association's (ACLA’s) 2023 conference, "Narratives of Post-Viral Syndromes: Thinking the Past, Present, and Future". Anyone interested in presenting a paper at this seminar is requested to formally apply through the ACLA’s website between October 1 and October 31 (https://www.acla.org/narratives-post-viral-syndromes-thinking-past-present-and-future)
Carrie Paechter, in her article “Rethinking the possibilities for hegemonic femininity: Exploring a Gramscian framework” (2018)6, discusses the challenges and possibilities of conjuring a space where the discursive model of feminine essentialism can be better perceived as a binary opposite of hegemonic masculinity and patriarchal oppression. A few popular generic spaces within the mediascape, where machismo claims a front row within the psyche of the audience, have hitherto been dominated by male leads. Since the early 2000s, media representation has been witnessing a tangible shift with the emergence of female leads. The characters played by women started appearing more convincing.
In fantasy and science fiction, death, immortality and rebirth are topics that feature frequently, elucidating that the loss of life and the questions of how it might be prevented or reversed are at the centre of human concern. These questions also constitute an essential focal point of the works of the Oxford Inklings, particularly Tolkien and Lewis.
Following a ceremony (winter 2021) in which Barbados officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Jamaica. They were met with protestors calling for apologies and reparations from the British Crown. At least five other former British colonies besides Jamaica, including Belize, the Bahamas, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis have also indicated a desire to sever direct relationships with the British Monarchy. Considering 2023 marks the 210th anniversary of Edward Long’s death, the author of the famous three-volume History of Jamaica (1774), how might we read Long’s illustrated book when the British Caribbean seems less British?
Children’s literature and material cultures of childhood have always enjoyed a long-standing relationship. In Anglocentric contexts, it is well studied how toymakers and children’s book editors worked hand-in-hand during the “Golden age of children’s literature” to construct a joint children’s market for books and toys (Masaki 2016; Field 2019). However, even though playing, with its various aesthetic, pedagogic, material and cultural meanings, constitutes an important element of South Asian children’s book cultures as well, this phenomenon has remained rather understudied in the academy.
This seminar asks, what knowledges are produced through scholarly, pedagogical, and creative engagements with electricity?
CALL FOR PAPERS
FOR PUBLICATION IN MEJO (MELOW Journal) 2022
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND
This panel aims to bring together the theoretical, methodological and political concerns of literary animal studies and postcolonial studies. As theoretical frameworks, the intersection of the two is not always free of contention. For instance, certain seminal postcolonial texts such as Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth have been noted to affirm a strongly humanist position in advancing the political project of reclaiming the humanity of the racialized, colonized subject. Nevertheless, the last decade has seen the growth of a significant body of work in literary studies and other disciplines that considers multispecies entanglements from postcolonial perspectives.
Writers, filmmakers, musicians, and other arts performers have taken a leading role in protesting governmental failure and corporate responsibility for environmental destruction and disaster across the Caribbean. In the 2000s, Caribbean writers, filmmakers, visual and other artists have spoken truth to power in Puerto Rico and Dominica after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, in the struggle to preserve Jamaica’s Cockpit country from bauxite mining, and against extractive industries, tourism, and other environmentally destructive forms of development. In fact, writers and artists have been documenting, illuminating, and protesting environmental destruction since Caribbean cultural traditions emerged.
CFP: Spatial Innovations in Rhetoric and Writing (edited collection)
The Comparative Drama Conference will be hosting Lucas Hnath as our keynote speaker on March 31st, 2023.
We welcome abstracts that address the plays and theatre of Lucas Hnath.
Topics could include, but are not limited to:
Revisiting the classics: Ibsen vs. Hnath's Nora and Helmer.
Staging real people: From the Clintons to the Disneys to Dana H. (his mother)
Hnath's disruption of the theatrical space
Hnath's use of language
Hnath's use of violence
Hnath's place amidst and comparison to his contemporaries
This panel brings together diverse readings of the hotel as a peculiarly evocative transfer point in narratives of modernity and postmodernity. It examines the uncanny power of the hotel to symbolize many of the key attributes of modern and contemporary writing, cinema, art, and, indeed, subjectivity: freedom, mobility, anonymity, alienation, limitless self-recreation (to name a few).
This seminar explores conceptions of empathy in various philosophical, cultural, and linguistic traditions across the world. The English word “empathy,” adapted from the German einfühlung and closely associated with the older term sympathy, is notoriously slippery. Scholars have identified various affective-cognitive processes that empathy connotes, including imagining oneself in others’ situations, comprehending others’ perspectives, feeling what others feels, feeling affected by others’ experiences, and caring for others. Investigating the premises and implications of these empathic processes, scholars have shown that attending to nuanced differences between notions of empathy enhances our understanding of its possibilities and limitations.
We are soliciting chapters for a forthcoming book, Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction, a collection of essays examining how American literary, filmic, and televisual narratives have represented and reimagined themes of personal and political agency within the context of 21st-century aspirations and anxieties.
Since the cultural turn of the 1970s that placed culture at the centre of scholarly debates, the field of cultural studies has expanded to explore the presence of meaning, affect, society, and thought in academia. Etymologically drawing upon the Latin “colere”, culture implies growth and cultivation, also accumulation and acquisition. Raymond Williams defined it pluralistically, calling culture a way of life at once material, intellectual and spiritual.
Date of Conference: 16-17 November 2022.
On the Google Meet Platform.
HOW TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT: To present a paper in the conference, please email a 300-word abstract with a Title, Name of Presenter and Affiliation, and Presenter’s Email, to Rising Asia Journal’s Editorial Board member Professor Tuan Hoang: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mention “Rising Asia Conference” in the subject line of your email.
The Conference Administrators will contact you with further details.
It is common for studies in the Energy Humanities to identify the “late eighteenth century” as a backstory to the cultures, industries, and sciences of coal that emerged in the nineteenth century. This panel is interested in questioning that periodization with more complex genealogies or alternate imaginaries of energy throughout the eighteenth century.
In the rapid pivot to remote teaching at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many instructors turned to tools like Hypothes.is and Perusall that allow students to engage in social reading and annotation. These same tools are also built into many digital editions (like those in Literature in Context) and multimedia scholarly publishing platforms like Manifold and Scalar. The Digital Humanities Caucus calls for presentations on annotation in an eighteenth-century and/or contemporary context.
This panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of drama during the long eighteenth century. Submissions can address the conference theme--the quixotic eighteenth century--but do not have to. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Ashley Bender at email@example.com by November 15, 2022.
Poems Invited for Dec 2022 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 43rf Issue
The 45th Comparative Drama Conference welcomes Lucas Hnath as its Keynote Speaker.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 October 2022
REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS
ARTICLE DEADLINE FEBRUARY 21, 2023
CFP: Sound Studies in African American Literature and Culture – Special Issue of Humanities. Guest Editor: Nicole Brittingham Furlonge (Deadline: Ongoing until February 21, 2023)
Special Issue Information
54th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 23-26, 2023
University of Buffalo
Niagara Falls, NY
Environmental Justice Pedagogies: Performance and Activism in the Humanities; ASLE Session
Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)