Understandings of what it means to be undocumented remain a part of critical discussions in the US -- whether about immigration status or a citizen’s sex designation or voter eligibility on official documents, for example. MELUS invites individual paper proposals that explore what it means to be undocumented -- legally, culturally or otherwise -- in fiction, memoir, or poetry by ethnic American writers. Specifically, we are interested in papers that consider how authors (re)imagine what it means to be undocumented -- and how intersections of identities of historically excluded populations function to further understanding of being undocumented in such works.
For Critical Insights volume under contract:
CFP on the life and works of Virginia Woolf
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: February 9, 2022
Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on Virginia Woolf under contract with Salem/Grey House Publishers. We seek essays that showcase Woolf’s life, essays, and fiction. Essays that explore her transatlantic influence on women writers around the globe are also of interest, as are essays that explore Woolf’s ethics, narrative constructions, uncertainty, modernism, and (anti)sentimentalism.
Pluralism is a very central but elusive contemporary value. Pluralism is the belief that diversity is beneficial to society. Most of us would agree, but what does diversity exactly mean? How to measure it and tell whether a society is more or less diverse?
Cultural pluralism, political pluralism and value pluralism all have slightly different meanings, but they all share the belief that coexistence of diverse opinions, ways of life and value systems is enriching for all members of a society.
In celebration of the Mighty Shadow’s 80th birthday, The Groundation Foundation and The University of the West Indies will host a one day virtual symposium to honour his body of work to be held on Friday March 4th 2022.
On February 11-12, 2022, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host its biennial celebration of Popular Culture and the Deep Past (PCDP) at the Ohio State University, with "The Experimental Archaeology of Medieval and Renaissance Food."
Becomings and Unbecomings: COVID-19 and New Narrative Trajectories
Call for papers: Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Politics of the Balkans
Edited by Catherine Baker
This companion or handbook seeks to provide a comprehensive introduction to the vibrant and interdisciplinary field of research into popular music and politics in the Balkans, explaining the state of key questions and debates which have shaped the field so far while also signalling the many new developments and directions that have emerged in response to recent political, socio-economic and cultural dislocations.
The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963).
Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism, naturalism, and modernism, and she had a wide variety of literary mentors, including Lola Ridge, Theodore Dreiser, Waldo Frank, William Carlos Williams, and Jean Rhys, among others.
10th & 11th June 2022
G. d’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy (Host institution)
in collaboration with Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK.
Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne,
G. d’Annunzio University, Pescara, Italy
Claudia Capancioni (Bishop Grosseteste University),
Mariaconcetta Costantini (G. d’Annunzio University),
Mara Mattoscio (G. d’Annunzio University)
Keynote Speaker: Professor Julia Kuehn (The University of Hong Kong)
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) of The Ohio State University invites paper abstracts for our biennial celebration of Popular Culture and the Deep Past (PCDP), which will take place on February 11-12, 2022. The theme is “The Experimental Archaeology of Medieval and Renaissance Food.” Papers of approximately 20 minutes can be given in person or via Zoom.
Topics might include recipe books as literary texts, cooking and eating as social practices, and the pleasures and perils of recreating historic dishes. Speakers may also propose small-scale cooking demonstrations.
Are you interested in earning an M.A. in English? Are you interested in Willa Cather or closely related areas, such as early twentieth century women’s writing, LGBTQ literature, or Western American literature? Do you have a developed interested in digital humanities, or are you interested in acquiring skills in DH? Then apply for an M.A. in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), designating your interest in the Research Assistantship in Willa Cather Studies! Applications are due December 1, 2021.
Call for Applications: Nebraska Cather Collaborative Research Grants for Willa Cather Scholarship (2022)
A Three-Day National Level Interdisciplinary Conference Organised by the Department of English, Sikkim University, Gangtok, Sikkim-737102
Space and spatiality have been significant coordinates in the study of translation in the West. The concept has long been included in humanities and social sciences too by scholars like Edward Soja (1989); Warf & Arias (2009). This panel aims to question how the concept of “geo” features in translation and analyse translation as a point of intersection and relationality that redefines our concepts of spatial axis and territorial coordinates. This panel will try to bring in disciplines of geometry and geography to the terrain of translation studies and thus include alternative models to expand the field.
Online International Conference organized by the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park Campus, 27th June 2022
Global transformations fostered by the decentralization of communications from mainstream media and governance institutions to a plural range of socioeconomic actors and stakeholders have shaken the foundations of social consensus, truth and objectivity in the construction of public spheres. Such transformation has posed unprecedented challenges to conflict management and peacebuilding, multiplying risks of instability and war, but also the spaces for the construction of collective meanings and the voices shaping them.
Representing Girlhood in Popular Culture
Call for Chapter Abstracts for Edited Collection, to be part of the Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series.
Contemporary popular culture texts increasingly showcase representations of girls and young women in a myriad of ways. There are common tropes that we as audiences have come to expect in stories of girlhood, which usually concern navigating friendships, self-discovery, familial drama, teenage discontent, etc., packaged in familiar frames about suburban school experiences, or in fantastical and bold tales in fantasy and science fiction.
James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its eighth volume. An online, open access publication, James Baldwin Review brings together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative non-fiction on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin’s writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.
This Post-Scriptum’s conference wishes to address different ways in which the relationships between history and literature are thought out as sources of tensions, interrogations, and mutual influences. Two questions underlie this perspective: how can literary texts deal with historical events, and, conversely, in what way(s) works of historiography borrow elements from literature, both formal and narrative? Hence, problems that are related to these questions can be addressed. These problems concern the theoretical, formal, narratological, epistemological, etc. consequences of the encounters between history and literature.
Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the Constance Fenimore Woolson Society
“Woolson and Her Contemporaries”
Date: April 7-9, 2022
In conjunction with the Cleveland Arts Prize and the city’s year-long celebration of “Our Past Masters,” including Woolson, we invite papers on any topic related to Woolson’s life and work, as well as the life and work of her contemporaries.
RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
65th Annual Conference
Saturday, 19 March 2022
We are pleased to announce a call for papers for our 65th Annual Conference, to be held in-person (public health considerations permitting) at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.
The conference will feature a
“Cross-Cultural Currents in Early Modern Studies,”
SCMS CAUCUS ON CLASS
2022 Graduate Student and Precarious Scholar Essay Award
Submissions due January 31, 2022
Punk Scholars Network Canada and Punk Scholars Network USA
2021 Virtual Conference
Sunday, December 5, 2021 (12:00 PM EST – 8:00 PM EST) via Zoom
Media, art and literature in the late-twentieth and early twenty-first century have been inundated with the memories and portrayals of wars, upheavals, declarations, political persecutions, colonial struggles and religious/ideological wars and terror acts. The spectacles of the industrial and global world as well as digitalised life, ruthless socio-economic dynamics, widening rich/poor gap, generational discrepancies and pandemics have left lasting marks on the human psyche and fostered art and literature to tackle the stigmas and impacts of the long century on contemporary life. Dystopias and anti-utopias of the modern world also made the past a space for (social, political, artistic) exploration, reconsideration, reclamation and reconciliation.
FACULTY OF LETTERS
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Ege University 18th International Cultural Studies Symposium
Ageing, Surviving and Longevity
May 25-27, 2022
Call for Papers:
Where in the World is Margaret Fuller?
The Margaret Fuller Society invites your participation in the Thoreau Gathering (July 6-10, 2022, live in Concord, MA). For this conference whose major theme is Thoreau and Globalism, we will consider his colleague Fuller as part of world cultures through her reading, writing, travel experience, and transnational influence.
From: Alan Liu, Urszula Pawlicka-Deger, and James Smithies
We are pleased to invite proposals for contributions to the Critical Infrastructure Studies & Digital Humanities book we are editing for the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series (University of Minnesota Press). (See our full, more detailed CFP.)
Agency, Community, Kinship – Representations of Migration Beyond Victimhood
Interdisciplinary Online Symposium, February 23–24, 2022 University of Wuppertal, Germany (online)
“Somewhere in Between: Borders and Borderlands” International Conference
Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with an ISBN number.
London/Online: 2-3 April 2022
Conference website: https://borders.lcir.co.uk
“Over the Horizon: Comparative Perspectives on Literature” International Conference
Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with an ISBN.
London/Online: 4-5 June 2022
Conference website: https://comparativeliterature.lcir.co.uk
“Pilgrimages and Tourism” International Conference
Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with an ISBN number.
London/Online: 11-12 June 2022
Conference website: https://tourism.lcir.co.uk