Gendered identities and realities are constituted through, among other things, media, and performance. Paradoxically, however, the representations that substantiate these gender categories are often deployed for radically different purposes. For instance, they might be brought into play for the mobilization of dominant ideologies, on the one hand, and feminist disruptions, on the other. With attention to the diverse forums through which artistic and popular texts reach the public, this edited volume aims to address the inconsistencies, the absurdities, and irregularities of gender in terms of performativity from a historical and contemporary global context.
“Re-new-al: connecting culture and history, past and present”
MMLA 2022 Permanent Session: Old and Middle English Language and Literature
The general conference theme “post-now” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures. Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest.
MLA, January, 2023 (San Francisco): “André Gide and the Equivocal Dynamics of Justice.” This session will examine political, legal, and social justice; aesthetic and intellectual justice, being an outlaw, etc., in the life and works of André Gide.” Abstracts of 250-300 words in French or in English due to Pamela Genova (email@example.com), by Monday, March 14, 2022. Panel sponsored by the Association des Amis d’André Gide.”
Call for Papers: Women’s Narratives of Frontier/Early New Mexico: 2022 Western Literature Association Conference Panel
Deadline for submissions:
December May 15, 2022
Full name / name of organization:
Western Literature Association Conference 2022
Conference Theme: Palimpsests and Western Literatures: The Layered Spaces of History, Imagination, and the Future
Online Conference April 2nd, 2022 (EST)
Keynote Speakers: Professor Cary Wolfe (Rice University),
Imani Elizabeth Jackson (Poet)
Call for Critical and Creative Proposals:
“Not all of us can say, with any degree of certainty, that we have always been human, or that we are
--Rosi Braidotti, The Posthuman (2013)
International Society for Philosophy in Film
Call for Abstracts
Film Noir and Philosophy
First Annual Meeting
August 26th-27th, 2022
Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents
“Now What?” What Now?: Approaching a Present in Precarity
Friday, March 18, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the webinar.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: THE SOUTHERN GOTHIC AT PCAS/ ACAS 2022
Submission deadline: June 1, 2022; Notification of acceptance by July 1, 2022
We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in Foundation (summer 2023).
To be considered for the competition, please submit an original article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. Approximate length should be 6000 words. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the journal pages of the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor may be submitted.
The AATSP’s guaranteed session at the MLA Convention in January 2023 will explore the creative ways in which Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies address complex social issues through public humanities scholarship and practice, all while providing relevant and significant opportunities for students.
Modern Language Association
Seventy-fifth annual convention
English Nineteenth-Century Literature Panel
October 13-15, 2022
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2022
Religion and Literature
“Post-Now” in Religion and Literature: MMLA Convention
Minneapolis, MN. November 16-22, 2022
The Religion and Literature Permanent Section invites proposals that engage with the 2022 Midwest MLA conference’s theme: Post-Now. Proposals might consider the following questions: How does literature speculate about religion? How do writers shape and reshape the religion that they imagine? How do writers create belief systems? How do different writers construct their vision of future religion? How and why did writers of the past get things wrong?
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Television Area, 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
Please consider submitting an abstract for a session at the next Modern Language Association Convention in San Francisco (January 2023) and/or forwarding to colleagues and students.
Sociology of international circulation of literature.
We invite 300-word abstracts and short bio, with clear methodology, examining circulation of literary texts and/or writers, sociology or history of translation, or of cultural intermediaries (translators, editors, literary agents…)
Deadline for abstracts: Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Studying Indigenous Literatures and Cultures of Turtle Island in Europe:
Questions of Methodology, Positionality, Accountability, and Research Ethics
Online Workshop organized by the Emerging Scholars’ Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS), May 5-6, 2022
While in standard literary analysis discussion of one’s position is rarely identified and discussed, it is, I suggest, a necessity in Indigenous Studies. (Reder 8)
Call for Papers: 2022 Situations International Conference
Global Content Provider:
Korean Film and TV Drama as Industry and Entertainment
21-22 October 2022, Jeju, South Korea
TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON EARLY MODERN FICTION
14-16 September, 2022
University of Huelva, Spain
Call for Chapters
Clio Reflects. XXI Historical Fiction by Women and on Women
(tentatively by Bloomsbury)
The journal is seeking submissions of between 6000 and 8000 words on the topic of "monsters" or "monstrosity" in artworks intended for children. The works can be from literature, but also from film, internet, or other media, in any national tradition or historical period. Submissions may include inquiries into how the monstrous or the figure of the monster functions metaphorically, or otherwise serves to interpret or mediate the adult world to children. The deadline for submissions is 30th April 2022.
Multilingualism in Translation
(the English-speaking world, 16th century – present)
Université Paris Nanterre, 30-31 March 2023 & Université de Lille, February/March 2024
Seeking papers on representations of new economies and working conditions in solarpunk literature and art. How can labor be reimagined in a post-capitalist world focused on community, environment, and social justice? 250-word abstract and bio
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 18 March 2022
Heather O'Leary, Illinois SU (email@example.com) CFP on MLA23 website: https://mla.confex.com/mla/2023/webprogrampreliminary/Paper19525.html
CFP Mediating Scale – Conference June 2022
Online conference: Mediating Scale, 16-18th June 2022
Extended abstracts deadline: Sunday April 3rd 2022
Conference website: www.mediatingscale.com
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof Benjamin Bratton (University of California, San Diego)
Dr Joshua DiCaglio (Texas A&M University)
Dr Zachary Horton (University of Pittsburgh)
Dr Bogna Konior (NYU Shanghai)
Dr Thomas Moynihan (University of Oxford)
Laura Tripaldi (University of Milano-Bicocca)
EMPHASIS ON 'RE': REREADING AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGING THE 'ORIGINAL' READING EXPERIENCE
At the Dusk of Literature?–– literary extremities.
Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture
(Issue 13, 2023)
University of Łódź, Poland
Co-Editors of the issue: Dr. Małgorzata Myk and Mark Tardi, MFA
The Palgrave Handbook to the Ghost Story
This handbook seeks to open new conversations about the ghost-story form. It is open to all media, genre, and disciplines - fiction, nonfiction, theatre, cinema, video games, podcasts, graphic novels, musicals, and so forth - as well as spaces and time periods (antiquity to the present).
Chapters will provide a new angle, intervention, or perspective on various aspects of the ghost-story tradition. These can be thematic, author-based, chronologically centred, or narrative-based.
CALL FOR PAPERS - GENTES N. 9/2022 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DATE: 14 APRIL 2022
ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE: 30 APRIL 2022
DEADLINE: 10 SEPTEMBER 2022
Submissions for Gentes 9/2022 are now open. Anyone wishing to submit a contribution can send their paper (minimum 20.000 characters-maximum 50.000 characters, including spaces) by September 10, 2022. Prior to submission, please send an abstract (maximum 1000 characters, spaces included) by April 14, 2022.
Call For Papers: John Singleton: The Soulful Director [Spring 2022 release]
Abstract Deadline March 25, 2022
Manuscript Deadline [entension available]
Department of English Central University of Punjab Online Conference on “Narratives of Nation: Contemporary Literary, Cultural and Theoretical Debates” March 24-25, 2022 The Department of English, Central University of Punjab is happy to announce the online inter-disciplinary conference “Narratives of Nation: Contemporary Literary, Cultural and Theoretical Debates”, which will take place on March 24 and 25, 2022. The conference aims to explore how the idea of nation has changed throughout history, in literary, cultural and theoretical writings.
After D. H. Lawrence’s mother died, his father “struggled through half a page” of The White Peacock. After he had finished reading, he asked his son what he had been paid for the novel. When Lawrence told him his father
looked at me with shrewd eyes, as if I were a swindler. “Fifty pounds! An’ tha’s niver done a day’s hard work in thy life.”