Critical conversations concerned with ecosystems often relate to various geos (-logies, -graphies, etc.), the anthropocene, and the techno-industrial. Yet, as Elizabeth Povinelli astutely questions, “[have] we become so entranced by the image of power working through life [namely biopolitics and its variations] that we haven’t noticed the new problems, figures, strategies and concepts emerging all around us…?” (4). The fluidity of ‘systems’ - whether they be ecological, political, social, etc.
The University of Maryland’s Graduate English Organization invites proposals on the topic of “Binaries” for our 16th annual conference, to be held hybrid/in-person on March 3rd, 2023.
Coming from the Latin bīnārius, the Oxford English Dictionary defines “binary” as “Of, pertaining to, characterized by, or compounded of, two; dual.” While this can be seen on one hand as collaborative and additive, binaries are also often understood as oppositional or dichotomous.These competing definitions, then, form a complicated interpretational binary.
The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture Association Conference, to be held April 5-8, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is December 20, 2022.
Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and graduate students.
Spaces of (Re)creation
At times, there is a dissonance between what is considered the ‘original’ narrative and its adapted form. For example, the release of Neil Gaiman’s adaptation of his own work, The Sandman, caused controversy amongst those who had read the comic book series, mainly for the casting decisions of actors such as Kirby Howell-Baptiste who played Death and Jennifer Coleman who played Constantine, as their original characters in the comics where white or/and male. In the same vein, Amazon’s recent adaptation of Tolkien’s work, Rings of Power, creates tensions between fans of the author and a modern audience who may not be familiar with the source material because of the discrepancies between the two versions.
According to Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “To imagine is to represent without
aiming at things as they actually, presently and subjectively are.” Imagination is
associated with creativity and the ability to conceive and envision ideas, images,
visions, societies and sensations in ways that transcend reason, and reach beyond
reality. It is a force that ongoingly wrestles with the constitution of reality, and is
credited for having shaped the world as we know it through the cumulative work of
writers, artists, scientists and philosophers. Imagination, hence, produces, creates a
higher reality that becomes the new reality. It is a synthesizing force that oscillates
How does the liminal manifest in the Spanish-speaking world? To what does it respond in various contexts, spaces, and artistic expressions? From colonial wounds, through border disputes, gender expression, and artistic hybridization, the history of the Spanish-language sphere is one of diverse networks of communication. The idea of the liminal allows for the revision, evaluation, and deconstruction of these bordered spaces, to elaborate a site of dialogue and encounter. This conference proposes to be such a site.
Suggested themes include, but are not limited to:
American Literature Association Annual Conference - Boston May 25-28, 2023
The Sea in American Literature
deadline for submissions: January 25, 2023
The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites submissions for a panel on The Sea in American Literature. Potential subjects for this panel range from Melville and Richard Henry Dana to Stephen Crane, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Barry Lopez, and Jonathan Bayliss, but others will occur to you as well. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Gary Grieve-Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 25, 2023. Be sure to note if you have AV requirements.
The Jonathan Bayliss Society will sponsor a roundtable panel at the 34th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 25-28, 2023, at the Westin Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.
Narrative Form in American Fiction
deadline for submissions: January 25, 2023
ESRA Seminar: Ethics of Adapting Shakespeare's Plays in Totalitarian Contexts
Seminar at the ESRA CONFERENCE - Budapest - July 6-9 2023 - https://esra2023.btk.ppke.hu/
Chapter proposals are invited for the edited collection Transitional Female Being: An Ecocritical Politics of Peri/Post/Menopause, due by December 18, 2022. This volume aims to make a significant contribution to communicating beyond the biological elements of menstruation and pregnancy, interests which determines the direction of much ecofeminist theory, toward seriously engaging with a fundamental discourse effectively silenced in ecofeminist thinking: Menopause.
Environmental humanists are uniquely poised to consider how creative texts (including but not limited to novels, short stories, poems, films, theatre, visual art media, and podcasts) represent the imagined labor of reclaiming the commons in a variety of contexts. Though these representations may range from realist to fabulist, from actionable to impossible, EH teachers, writers, scholars, and activists can share these representations to inspire new, detailed methods for reclamation. Accordingly, this panel considers how various texts represent the labor of reclaiming the commons and how those representations can speak to real-world reclamation efforts.
This edited volume examines how sexual violence and feminist interventions in South Asia and the Diaspora have been articulated in literature and popular culture in the context of and in opposition to the #MeToo Movement. The #MeToo has significantly impacted how we understand sexual harassment, rape, and gendered violence, especially in the US. However, the movement was taken up only briefly by the media and entertainment industry in South Asia and the Diaspora.
Living as we do in the age of technology, we have witnessed the internet, social media, and smart devices penetrate every sphere of human activity. Technology provides powerful tools to conduct research on a scale hitherto unimaginable: for the first time in history, scholars from the stream of humanities are facing the problem of data abundance rather than scarcity (Rosenzweig, 2003). New methods and tools are evolving everyday to analyse Big Data. New formats of presenting and disseminating research have also become available, of which pre-print archiving and open access projects are only some of the most common examples.
Crossings is a new, open-access undergraduate interdisciplinary research journal at Swarthmore College that provides a forum for discourse on feminist theory and scholarship. The title is inspired by M. Jacqui Alexander’s Pedagogies of Crossing, which takes as its basis the concept of the Middle Passage, the Crossing, to understand Black transnational feminism’s erosion of boundaries —disciplinary conventions, respectability politics, national borders, and bodies that are gendered, sexualized, and racialized, among others kinds of categories— in relation to empire and postmodernity.
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Religion, Secularism and Nationalism: Literature of South Asia” for the journal, SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English (International peer-reviewed journal indexed in Elsevier's Scopus, and Clarivate Analytics' Emerging Sources Citation Index)
Guest Editors: Nukhbah Taj Langah and Goutam Karmakar
Consolation in contemporary British and postcolonial literatures
6-7 April 2023
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Amphitheatre Descartes, 15 Parvis René Descartes, 69007 Lyon
Keynote speaker: Professor David James (University of Birmingham)
Conference of the SOFEIR (Société Française d’Études irlandaises / French Association of Irish Studies)
9-10 March 2023
University of Lille, France
Call for Papers
The Presence of the Past:
Problematising Temporalities in Irish Studies
The Robert Frost Society invites papers for a roundtable and a panel at the 2023 American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, 2023 in Boston.
New Hampshire and Beyond: Robert Frost and His Successors (Roundtable)
Robert Frost's book New Hampshire turns 100 in 2023, and this roundtable contributes to a year-long exploration of and response to that groundbreaking volume, which won Frost the first of his four Pulitzer Prizes. The Frost Society welcomes 100- to 250-word proposals that reflect on the impact that the poems from New Hampshire had on Frost’s successors, and/or on how these poems anticipated some of the poet’s own later work.
Panel proposed at the 2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”
July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon
Contemplative Practice and Writing about Race
The American Religion and Literature Society (ARLS) invites papers for a panel at the 2023 American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, 2023 in Boston.
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) Conference — Portland, OR, July 9-12, 2023
Narrative at the Dull Edge of Extinction
This is a call for paper for the panel titled ' Moving towards a sustainable future: Decolonising theory, praxis and pedagogy in South Asia' at the 27th European Conference of South Asian Studies (ECSAS) in Turin in July, 2023
Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents
Banding Together to Challenge Book Bans
Friday, December 9, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
Mythology in Contemporary Culture
Popular Culture Association National Conference
April 5-9, 2023
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas
“Clasp Hemispheres, and Homes”
The History Graduate Student Association at
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The 2nd Annual Michael Gordon Memorial History Graduate Conference
The Presence of History: Crises of Emotion, Identity, and Nostalgia
April 28-30, 2023
Canadian Comparative Literature Association / Association Canadienne de Littérature Comparée (CCLA/ACLC) Conference
May 29 to June 1, 2023 at York University, in conjunction with the 2023 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Call for Special Topic Panel Paper Presentations
The Post-Magical Realist Worlds research group invites contributions to the special topic panel: "Salman Rushdie’s Oeuvre in the Reckoning and Re-imagining Conversation.”
CCLA/ACLC Congress Theme: Reckonings and Re-imaginings in Comparative Literature