While the term “Anthropocene” is frequently used to describe the current geological era of human-created and accelerated climate change, multiple other terms have emerged as scholars expand their understanding of the interconnectedness of human endeavors and their consequences. A useful alternative is “Plantationocene,” which emphasizes the economization of life and places the foundations of global climate change within the intertwined plantation systems of the preceding centuries, including how they continue to be reproduced in new, nefarious ways in the present day. This session seeks presentations that take any aspect of the plantation and its enduring legacies as a starting point for interrogating literature.
We are pleased to announce that the submissions deadline for paper, panel and roundtable proposals for the Conference “The Street and the City – Moments”, taking place at the University of Lisbon (7-9 September 2022), has now been extended until 15th May 2022.
Submissions to the conference are invited from a broad range of disciplines including literature, cultural studies, anthropology, history, politics, the social sciences and other related disciplines.
We welcome proposals for papers, pre-organised panels and roundtables. Please see the conference webpage for a link to the full Call for Papers announcement and submission guidelines.
Call for Submissions Thresholds 51: Heat
Edited by Hampton Smith and Zachariah DeGiulio
Thresholds, the annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture and published by MIT Press is now accepting submissions to be published Spring 2023.
Call for Papers for an Edited Collection
“Let’s chat about something you have heard of . . . the Work/Life balance.” –Lumon Industries handbook as read by Mark S.
Work/Life Balance:Interdisciplinary explorations of the collective and the self through analysis of AppleTV’s Severance
Call for Papers: 2022 Situations International Conference
Global Content Provider:
Korean Film and TV Drama as Industry and Entertainment
21-22 October 2022
Grand Hyatt Jeju, South Korea
New deadline for proposal submissions: October 15, 2022
New deadline for completed essays: April 15, 2023
The International Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference is presented by the Women’s Research Center and the BGLTQ+ Student Center at the University of Central Oklahoma with assistance from the UCO chapter of the National Organization for Women. In tandem, these organizations promote engagement with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality issues.
Date of conference: 28th-29th October 2022.
Utopia and Ecotone: Contemporary Stakes
Ghent University, Belgium, 29 September – 1 October 2022
In partnership with
EMMA (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), DIRE (Université de La Réunion), MFO (CNRS)
Conference venue: Ghent University, Belgium
Dates: 29 September – 1 October 2022
The 119th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2022) will be held at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, CA from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13, 2022.
+++EXTENDED DEADLINE+++++Whether Poe was correct in asserting that “The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world,” he certainly was correct in associating her demise, mythical or otherwise, with the generation of art. This special session for PAMLA 2022 invites papers that consider the significance of representations of death in modern popular culture. Papers may engage the following questions or consider the topic from other directions. How does the gendered and raced association of death with femininity produce normative masculinity? In what ways does the overdetermined association between women and mortality stabilize concepts of geography, including nation? Can we even imagine “America” without the quoti
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2022
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Address: DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 362-8000
This is our first year of having our conference at a University instead of a hotel; therefore, conference participants will be responsible for securing their own lodging.
Staging Lydia: Contextualizing the African American experience through the lens of Art and Scholarship., Northwestern University Press, introduces Lydia Diamond, a Broadway and award-winning African American woman playwright to a broader academic and professional audience. This anthology will be a resource for institutions that serve undergraduate students and professional practitioners interested in a comprehensive examination of Lydia Diamond’s works. Not only does this book examine all of her plays, but it centers Black people within Black stories.
PAMLA 2022. Los Angeles, November 11-13
This session explores Post-War road narratives by women, written in English, French, Spanish or Indigenous languages, that present fictionalized accounts of journeys across North America. Charting out a comparative, multi-ethnic, intersectional, and feminist counter-history to the American road narrative tradition allows us to envision North America not only as a continent made up of sovereign nations and dependent territories, a vast landform etched with borders, but also as a landmass traversed from North to South, East to West, by women on the quest for independence, solidarity, recognition, and freedom.
Telling Life Stories: Ethos, Positionality, and Structures of Narrative
The reading and analysing of life stories offer multiple perspectives in understanding the self-reflexivity of authorial consciousness, the rhetorical/stylistic fashioning of ethos, and the fabulation/fictionality of narrative. Lived experiences, of the author as well as the reader, allow perception of meaning against the sedimented social, political, and cultural paradigms of the “master” or “grand narrative,” as Jean-François Lyotard puts in his seminal work, The Postmodern Condition (1979). The dialectic of human action and social reality within such narratives serves to map the interrelated progression of individuals and cultures throughout history.
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .docx). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.
Deadline Extended - New Deadline is June 1, 2022.
The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its general issue, forthcoming Fall 2022.
Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.
Diversity and Social Justice in the Language Classroom
Proposals are invited for a special session at the annual conference of the Midwest Modern Language Association, which will take place 17-20 November 2022 in Minneapolis. This session seeks to generate a discussion of various approaches instructors have adopted to address issues of diversity and social justice in the language classroom. It is intended as a roundtable during which panelists will share their activities, reflect on what they found most effective and/or most challenging when implementing their activities, and brainstorm with other panelists and audience members.
The Film II permanent section panel seeks papers that examine screen adaptation in the moment of variously theorized “post-nows”: post-literature, post-cinema, and/or post-television. Proposals may be on any topic related to screens and adaptation, including papers that:
The Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English Presents
Destinations and Departures
An Online Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
August 11-13, 2022, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
It’s a dangerous business, […] going out of your door, […] You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.
Bergen 2022 aims to continue the reflection on spatiality started during the 2021 conference, addressing the theme of the dynamic representation of space in Italian cinema, television and new audiovisual media production.
The idea on which we propose to reflect is that the classical space paradigm has been altered, breaking the rigid geometry of the causal structure. This new spatiality creates a movement without purpose and without destination, a line of action without aim, a condition of wandering that becomes the hallmark of the modern form.
University of London Conference
Refugees from Nazism: Innovation in Engineering and Industry
Historically, Exile Studies have concentrated on social, political and cultural themes but in recent years – most notably with the Conference of the Gesellschaft für Exilforschung in Vienna in 2014 and the subsequent publication of its proceedings Kometen des Geldes – economic questions have moved from the periphery to the centre of academic enquiry.
The steering committee of the thirtieth annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression solicits papers dealing with US mass media of the 19th century, the Civil War in fiction and history, freedom of expression in the 19th century, presidents and the 19th century press, images of race and gender, sensationalism and crime in 19th century newspapers, and the antebellum press and the causes of the Civil War.
Selected papers will be presented during the conference, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 3–5, 2022. The top three papers and the top three student papers will be honored accordingly.
Gardening is generally considered as an affective-material labor whereby, plants, soil, matter, and objects are transformed—through practices of care, love, and attention—into new well-planned landscapes, vegetation, and a good harvest. Even though early writing, in Latin and Greek was more concerned with agriculture than gardening, writing about gardens has a long history in France and England, an tends to be rhetorical — in an attempt to tie the beauty and harmony found in great landscapes to higher artistic pursuits.
Upcoming deadline! May 15.
Geographies of Terror: The Fantastic and Quotidian
Proposals invited for a special session panel at PAMLA's 2022 Conference, UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California
November 11 - 13, 2022
Panel Organizer: Amanda Lagji email@example.com
In this course, students will explore the ways in which sf writers deny mainstream representations of gender, sexuality, culture, nationality, and race by crafting stories that pulls in, rather than leaves out underrepresented groups of people. During the course we will focus on texts either by sf writers or about sf that allow us to re-think the mainstream. Through the focus on these texts we will ultimately assess the extent to which literature, particularly sf, acts as a vehicle for socio-cultural, and ideological change.
As we read, view, and discuss these texts, we will pursue the following:
Reverse Mind Engineering: Finding Paths to Cognitive Emancipation
A Book Proposal by Chris Shei (editor)
Democracy, Secrecy and Dissidence in Contemporary Literature in English
University of Córdoba, Spain
2-3 February, 2023
Organized by the Research Project DESEDI
(“Democracy, Secrecy and Dissidence in Contemporary Literature in English”)
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS:
Urban Poetics and Politics in Contemporary South Asia and the Middle East
Abstract Submission Deadline: Jun 15, 2022
Full Chapters Due: Aug 28, 2022
Publisher: IGI Global (Tier-1;Nearly all IGI Global publications are indexed in Scopus)