Due to a number of requests and a heck of a hectic beginning to 2022, we have extended the deadline for article submissions for Theatre Annual 2022. We welcome articles on theatre and performance of North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean Islands, from diverse fields such as theatre studies, performance studies, popular culture, music, anthropology, dance, communication, philosophy, folklore, history, and areas of interest that cross disciplinary lines. We especially encourage submissions from graduate students and early career scholars. Please do not hesitate to contact TA editor Ann Folino White firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding your submission.
Suspirias: Covering Trauma, Memory and the Body
Queen Mary, University of London, 11th June 2022
Co-organisers: Archie Wolfman and Alice Pember
This symposium considers Dario Argento’s 1977 giallo horror Suspiria alongside Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 film of the same name.
‘Culture’ is a loaded and intense term that encapsulates the intersections of complex social structures, ideologies, and representations. Culture and its intricate study are thus situated in the dense interplay of deeper linguistic expressions, diverse literary and non-literary constructions, and polymorphous media narratives. While reading a Harry Potter book; watching a Bollywood movie; enjoying an IPL match; relishing the WhatsApp jokes; buying a Maharaja burger; and interacting in a multicultural classroom—we are invariably and unwittingly encompassed and informed by the ‘circuit of culture’ (Paul Du Gay: 1997).
The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal is the official publication of the James Fenimore Cooper Society. Published twice a year, it promotes the study of the life and works of James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851). The Cooper Society draws its membership from scholars and enthusiasts from about a dozen countries.
Deadline Extended to January 23!
Thoreau and Frost Societies: ALA Proposals 2022
The Robert Frost Society the Thoreau Society are pleased to sponsor these two joint sessions at the upcoming ALA Conference in Chicago, May 26-29, 2022. (https://americanliteratureassociation.org/).
“The moments of the past do not remain still; they retain in our memory the motion which drew them towards the future, towards a future which has itself become the past, and draw us on in their train.” (Marcel Proust).
Welcome to the 2022 Taipei Tech Hybrid International Literature Conference. The conference is organized by the Department of English and will take place on Oct 21-22, 2022 (Taipei GMT+08:00). The conference will combine both physical and virtual modes. The theme of the 2022 Taipei Tech International Literature Conference is Memory. We would be honored to have you join us for a vibrant discussion on the immense possibilities of mnemonic imagination.
We are editing a Handbook of the Short Story in the World for Brill as part of the series Handbooks of Literary and Cultural Studies, and we are looking for chapters on some specific topics (see below). We are well aware that the chapters are broad in their scope. Some of these chapters should have a comparativist approach that covers several countries. For that reason, we are looking for potential contributors who have expertise in the field to write a synthetical approach to the topic while at the same time being analytical in the discussion of concrete short stories. Ideally a chapter should offer an overview of the topic, and then discuss three or four authors and/ or stories.
The academic journal Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture, published by Intellect Ltd., seeks an established or emerging scholar to serve as its Reviews Editor. We particularly seek individuals with expansive interests in the areas addressed by the journal, evidence of an accomplished or promising record of scholarship, and familiarity with the editing process. The successful candidate will be responsible for recruitment of three to five reviews per issue of books, other media, or older works deserving a new look; editing those reviews; and securing author permissions to publish them. A small stipend from the publisher is provided.
The Carson McCullers Society ~ Call for Papers
Carson McCullers and Social Justice
American Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference / Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022
Conference: 17-18 March 2022 (via Zoom platform)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Paulo Endo – University of São Paulo, Brazil
CALL FOR PAPERS:
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
The Digital Popular in Indian context (2010-2019)
The Digital Popular in Indian context (2010-2019)
The UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization is happy to present their 2022 conference, titled Inter/Dis-connections with Keynote Speaker Professor Wai Chee Dimock (English Department, Yale University, and Center for the Environment, Harvard University). The conference will take place on April 30th, 2022.
Call for Papers by 28 February, 2022 and 30 September 2022
A Bi-Annual International Refereed e-Journal of English Studies
Research Papers on World Literatures
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
Research on the premodern intersection of race, gender, and sexuality has steadily increased as a result of the efforts of a diverse group of scholars working across traditional periodization and geographic limits. Nevertheless, a great deal of work remains to be done to understand the many varieties of ways such aspects of identities intersected and were mobilized or challenged in the marking of difference.
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.
Deadline for proposal submissions: May 1, 2022
Deadline for completed essays: November 1, 2022
The Sixth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium
Faulkner, Love, and Sex
May 28th and 29th, 2022, online via Zoom
With keynote addresses by:
Professor Jaime Harker (author of The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon [University of North Carolina Press, 2018] and co-editor of Faulkner and Print Culture [University Press of Mississippi, 2019]) and
Conference Date: May 6, 2022
Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2022
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.
Algorithmic technologies are nowadays proliferating in various sectors of the economy and, more generally, in society. Yet, while their widespread development already occupies several areas of contemporary life, their material configuration often remains opaque and difficult to comprehend, especially when it comes to how algorithms shape the futures of people and societies at large. Often, algorithms and AI technologies are conceived by their users and creators as “magic” that is beyond comprehension — an understanding that has a range of political and cultural implications for society (Campolo & Crawford, 2020) and has been consequently recognized in the theorizations of economy and politics (Pignarre & Stengers, 2012).
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.
POWERS OF POP: Cross-Cultural Influences Between Japanese and American Pop Cultures
To be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Edited by Dr. Kendra Sheehan and Matthew Hodge
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!