As various formats of lockdown to contain the Covid-19 virus in many nations across the world continue into their second year, there is an urgent need to critically analyze this situation and its historical backdrop from more traditionally left-oriented perspectives. This urgent need is likewise required in light of the more recent global vaccine rollouts and various digital health pass mandates that have followed as a supposed ‘way out’ of the lockdown logic. Such lockdowns, health pass mandates, and blanket vaccine rollouts clearly attempt to posit some kind of ‘public good’ or ‘solidarity’ over more individualist considerations; sentiments which on the surface appear to be benevolent and even left-oriented.
The Comparative Media Arts Journal is seeking submissions for its 12th issue, entitled Thresholds. The CMAJ is an open-source journal for early-career and graduate-level artists, scholars, and writers. Please read the full call for works and description of submission guidelines here:
The Digital Popular in Indian context (2010-2019)
CFP for edited volume
Call for Papers
Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Bernardine Evaristo
Venue: University of Brighton, UK
Dates: 21st-23rd July 2022
Deadline for Submission: 28th February 2022
GRADUATE COMICS ORGANIZATION COMICS’ CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS 2022 Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in FluxUniversity of FloridaMay 20th-22nd, 2022 (Gainesville, FL) Deadline for Submissions: February 18th, 2022 The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida, Gainesville now invites proposals to our 18th annual conference: “Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in Flux.” Our hybrid conference will be held virtually over Zoom and in-person from May 20th-22nd, 2022. We welcome applicants from all stages of their careers to submit papers addressing any aspect of the conference topic.
The theme of environmental crisis has been present in the public debate for several decades, and forcefully resurfaced in 2015 when the 2030 Agenda containing the goals of sustainable development was launched, including the preservation of all forms of life, the struggle against global warming and the production of clean and renewable energy. In the same year, the publication of the papal encyclical Laudato si’ on “integral ecology” and the conclusion of the Paris agreements on climate change also prompted debate on this theme. Throughout the years, environmental issues have progressively permeated the realm of scientific research as well.
The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking concise essays of approximately 5,000 words about any aspect of Star Wars storytelling that has emerged since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012. We are seeking pieces that are academically rigorous, but accessible to the general reader.
The organizing committee of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference recognizes that recent Omicron surge has made the start of many people’s semesters challenging. For that reason, we are extending the abstract deadline to January 31st. Thank you to all who have already submitted their abstracts. We are looking forward to an exciting and energizing event May 19–21!
Papers are sought for a panel on the cross-influence of Morris and his associates on North American literature and culture and the reverse. What did the Morris circle find congenial in American/Canadian/South American/indigenous literature and culture, and in turn, in what ways were Morris and his circle influential in the literary, artistic, business, and political circles of the Americas? What were some instances of transatlantic collaboration? Please send an abstract and short bio or 1 page c. v. to Jude Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org and Florenceemail@example.com by 15 March 2022.
MLA 2023, San Francisco
Examining poetry, art, or other media, Queering the Pre-Raphaelites invites proposals exploring the diverse ways same-sex, trans-, and nonbinary desires inform or shape the circulation of figures central to or on the periphery of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood/Sisterhood. Please include a 250-word abstract and short bio no later than Monday, 28 February 2022, to firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com.
CFP: Narrating Dreams: Solution and Dissolution (Due 31 December 2022)
Juliet Flower MacCannell (University of California-Irvine, USA)
Claude Fretz (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
Rose Hsiu-li Juan (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
Configurations of Friday’s Body
A Special Issue of the Nordic Journal of English Studies
Ed. by Patrick Gill and Jakub Lipski
When Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was published in 1719, it confronted readers with a newly developed realism expressed, among other things, through the detailed description of its characters’ worlds and bodies. The connection between mind and body or physical and spiritual world was more than allegorical to eighteenth-century readers: it represented a literal and immediate correspondence, so that discourses of the body in much eighteenth-century fiction can be read as material figurations of character.
Verge: Studies in Global Asias Issue 10.1
Special Issue: brown/ness(es)
Edited by Neelofer Qadir (University of North Carolina Greensboro), Naveen Minai (University of Toronto), and Tina Chen (Penn State)
Deadline: August 15, 2022
Feeling brown, feeling down. Feeling down, being brown. A name for law, a name for affect, a name for ontology, a name for relation, a name for not relation, a name for antagonism, a name for empire(s), a name for capital, a name for an accusation, a name that can be convenient, a name that does not work, a name that can stop working, a name for shades, a name for fantasy.
We are seeking essays and papers for an edited collection which engages the concept of ‘dark academia.’
At the center of the dark academic sensibility lies a paradox: though dark academia enjoys the cosmetic trappings of the pursuit of higher knowledge, it is at its core a celebration of the university as a place of occultation and performativity. The dark academic’s taste for mystery, history, and a distinctly Anglophone, Romantico-Modernist canon – coupled with an equally distinct early 20th century sartorial and lifestyle model – runs inevitably into exclusivity, elitism, and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, the case can be made that these very elements are in fact constitutive of dark academia, as such.
Counter-Image International Conference 2022 and Photo Impulse Final Conference - Decolonizing visuality: working towards sustainable sociocultural practices
Lisbon, 13th to 15th July 2022
Convocatoria al vigésimo segundo congreso 2022
Bajar la convocatoria, archivo PDF
La Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura),
la Universidad Nacional de Educación y la Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
convocan a los interesados a participar en el próximo congreso que tendrá lugar del
13-15 de julio de 2022 en Azogues.
LITERATURA, CULTURA Y EDUCACIÓN en la producción cultural ecuatoriana
I am currently soliciting abstracts of 250 words for essays to be included in a book which will examine the richness and relevance of Mel Brooks’ body of work, from its beginnings in stand-up comedy and improvisation, the broad farce and parody for which Brooks is so well known, his forays into drama and his success on Broadway. I welcome proposals that foreground Brooks’ significant contributions to American culture and comedy. Proposals may examine an individual or a number of Brooks’ works, Brooks’ work as a comedian or a dramatist, and Brooks as a writer, actor, director, or producer of television, film or on Broadway.
Call for Abstracts:
Submissions (2/28/2022 & Rolling Thereafter)
Survive and Thrive (S & T) seeks papers, creative nonfiction, personal narratives, poetry, visual arts, and media in the medical humanities for its open issue (nearly complete for Spring 2022) and its poetry issue (Fall-Winter 2022). Deadlines for earliest consideration are the last day of February 2022; deadlines for subsequent issues will roll throughout the year. See https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/
Aims & Scope (2/28/2022)
ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2022
Call for papers - Images: Past & Present
A virtual study day to be held on 23 April 2022
Keynote: To Be Confirmed
What happens when the images come into the world? With or without its consent, civil society has been constantly imaged, recorded, documented, archived and exhibited. This omnipresence of images created, circulated, and displayed merits an analysis of the multiplicity of its forms and its roots.
The third annual Geek/Art CONfluence, a comic con taking place through the School of Art at Syracuse University, is accepting proposals from both FACULTY/PROFESSIONALS and STUDENTS (grad and undergrad) on GEEK CULTURE-RELATED topics.
GEEK CULTURE includes comics/manga; sci-fi and fantasy books, magazines, and movies; cartoons and animation; gaming; fan culture such as cosplay and zines; and related topics.
Journal of Comparative Studies
Materialities of the Photobook
Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2022
David Campany (International Center of Photography/U. Westminster)
José Bértolo (U. Nova de Lisboa/Caldas da Rainha School of Arts & Design)
Joan Didion: Life and/with/through Words
University of Bamberg
April 29-30, 2022
“Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.” Vanessa Redgrave speaks these lines on stage, in the monologue play The Year of Magical Thinking, impersonating Joan Didion and quoting from her 2005 memoir on which the play is based.
The Department of English and Cultural Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bannerghatta Road Campus, Bangalore, India, invites papers for an annual postgraduate conference on Theory and Activism: Can the twain meet? on February 2nd & 3rd.
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.
Submissions should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according to the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be uploaded as MS Word files through our website and online submission system. (https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/criterion/)
32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS)
Goethe University Frankfurt, 26-29 May, 2022
Sinan Antoon (Iraq/USA) | Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria) | Blessing Obada (Germany/Nigeria) | Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Kenya) | Michael Rothberg (UCLA) | Arundhati Roy (India)Extended deadline for individual papers and panels: 15 February 2022
The International David Foster Wallace Society invites you to attend DFW 2022 in Austin, Texas. Special events at the Harry Ransom Center (home to Wallace’s archive), social events, and other presentations will be included, in addition to a wide variety of panels of Wallace criticism and commentary.
Panels will be held at the University of Texas Glickman Conference Center. The keynote address by Pulitzer winner Jennifer Egan will be held at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall on Thursday, June 2. The keynote, sponsored by the Harry Ransom Center, is free and open to the public.
Two hundred years ago, P. B. Shelley wrote in his Defence of Poetry that the language of poets ‘is vitally metaphorical; that is, it marks the before unapprehended relations of things.’ Poetry, which is ‘not like reasoning, […] creates anew the universe, after it has been annihilated in our minds by the recurrence of impressions blunted by reiteration.’ In this way, Shelley gave enduring expression to what S. T. Coleridge had hinted at three years earlier, when he complained in Pope of ‘matter and diction […] characterized not so much by poetic thoughts, as by thoughts translated into the language of poetry.’ Poetry apprehends, formulates, creates, and cognizes in a manner unique to itself and irreducible to any other forms of reasoning or reflection.