Laverne Cox’s debut role in Orange Is The New Black seemed to usher in a new era for trans representation. In 2014, TIME decreed that the “Trans Tipping Point” had arrived and heralded a path to trans acceptance through visibility on the screen. Yet this increase in visibility has not formed an antidote to rampant transphobia. In 2021, thirty-three states have introduced 117 bills to limit and curtail the rights of trans people across the United States. Public incidents of transphobia are on the rise. In this panel, we consider the effects of hypervisibility in a time of public transphobia across media, and critically consider what the task of representation entails.
The Festival Culture Research and Education Network will publish the Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis.
This open-access peer-reviewed journal focus on strong and serious submissions that foregrounds inquiry on festival culture that would not necessarily fall under festival culture because of its inter-, multi-, trans- or cross-disciplinary dimension.
'POWER, EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT'
**DEADLINE EXTENDED! Proposals Welcome Until Sessions Are Filled**
Please note: This cfp updates and expands the parameters of the session previously titled "Nnedi Okorafor: Destruction and Wholeness." We now welcome papers encompassing other authors of Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism, and Afrofuturist authors dealing with similar themes. The deadline has also been extended.
118th Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
"Interface" calls for papers for Issue 17: Ecocriticism and Pandemics
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2021
Publication Date: February 2022
2022 Hwa Kang International Conference
on English Language & Literature
Disruption, Transition, and Transformation
Department of English Language and Literature, Chinese Culture University
Language Teaching & Learning Center, Chinese Culture University
Date: May 7, 2022
Panel Description: While the foundations of positive psychology can be traced back deeply into the twentieth century (Maslow; Fromm; Ryff; Diener), the trend really took off in 1998 with Martin Seligman’s presidential address to the APA. Since then, a wealth of research has explored the salutary effects of positivity, with emphasis on the independent skills one can cultivate to flourish (Duckworth; Seligman; Compton & Hoffman). Over decades of use, this thinking has seeped into our daily lives, with common phrases telling us to “look on the bright side,” “put a smile on,” and “live, laugh, love.”
Due to a high volume of requests, we have extended the Call for Papers deadline until 12 September 2021. For more information on the conference and on potential themes, please visit the dedicated website.
Call for Papers: Between Worlds: Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Women Writers and Religious Identity
Edited by LuElla D’Amico and Lindsay Katzir
CFP – Panel: 53rd annual NeMLA Convention
Baltimore, MD (10-13 March, 2022)
in Modern and Contemporary French-Language Fiction
Abstract deadline: September 30, 2021
We are delighted to announce that the research group Staging National Abjection: Theatre and Politics in Turkey and its Diasporas is resuming its webinar series in Fall 2021.
This year, part of our webinar series will highlight the work of emerging scholars in the broader field of theatre and performance studies, particularly the scholarship on performance and politics.
We invite papers and works-in-progress by MA and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars. The duration of the webinars will be approximately one hour. Participants can submit proposals for:
a 30-minute presentation for individual papers
I had an abstract submitted and accepted by "Kinship in the Fiction of N. K. Jemisin: Relations of Power and Resistance" to be published by Lexington Books in 2022, but just found out all chapters must have a PhD author, and as such, I am looking for a co-author.
Please view my abstract below, and know we can switch it up if you are interested in this project. Please submit a paragraph about your interest, and what ideas you have to contribute to the chapter firstname.lastname@example.org *MUST HAVE A PHD*
word limit is 7 000 words including endnotes and bibliography
Call for Abstracts for 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, 2021 Baltimore, MD)
CFP: Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830 (Deadline 31st March 2022) Guest Editors
Dr Yi-cheng Weng (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Dr Gillian Dow (University of Southampton, UK)
The previous decades have seen the publications of stimulating and ground-breaking works that seek to recuperate and reconsider British women writers of this period. Literary criticism and feminist literary history have celebrated the existence and achievement of women writers, and shown that they were crucial participants in facilitating changes, transitions, and innovations in social and cultural movements, as well as literary styles.
CFP: "Dickens and Empathy"
Dates and Location: March 10-13, 2022 at the 53rd Annual NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Johns Hopkins University at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
Queer(ing) Survival during the Sixth Extinction
Chair: Bradley Harmon (Johns Hopkins University)
Call for Papers:
The University of East Anglia, UK, is proud to announce an international symposium dedicated to the writing of Lee Child, a key figure in contemporary crime fiction, and creator of the world-renowned Jack Reacher series. Hosted by the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and by the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW), this symposium celebrates the official opening of the archive of Child’s papers held at UEA. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Killing Floor (1997), which introduced the inimitable Jack Reacher, whose fight for justice, on behalf of the vulnerable and oppressed, has become a series hallmark.
Submissions invited for Issue 33 of the Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy (JTCD).
All submissions must be made through the Dergipark site:
Last date of submission: 4 October 2021.
Ben Jonson frequently referred to his literary works as his ‘mind children’ in the paratext accompanying his printed plays, and he movingly reversed the analogy in his commemorative poem “On My First Sonne”: rendering tribute to the deceased child by styling him his father’s “best piece of poetry”. Jonson is associated with a bold renegotiation of authorship in the early modern period, but he was far from alone in turning to procreational metaphors in descriptions of his literary practice. Metaphors of this kind were useful to writers in suggesting a close relationship between author and text and to grapple with the notion of creative innovation vis-à-vis tradition.
Call for Papers
Polygraph 29 “Narrative and Crisis”
THREE Women in French-sponsored sessions at NeMLA 2022 in Baltimore, March 10-13. Proposed abstracts (~250 words) should be submitted to the NeMLA portal by September 30, 2021.
Roundtable: Professional Issues around Women, Work and Care
Over the past decade, the media ecology has been dramatically shifting with the advent of online “over-the-top” streaming services, the streaming wars that followed, and the platformization of the web. As the distance between big tech companies and legacy media players rapidly dwindles, rippling effects can be felt across industries, audience practices, regulatory frameworks, and more. Simultaneously, the rise of streaming services also continues to provoke further theorizations on topics that have concerned media scholars for decades regarding the asymmetrical dynamics of power and influence as it relates to globalization processes, representation, identity, politics, cultural and national mediations, and economic development.
August Wilson Journal is a peer-reviewed open access journal that promotes the ongoing study of Wilson's American Century Cycle. The journal seeks scholarly papers on all aspects of August Wilson career.
Selected topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Film Analysis of Fences and/or Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
August Wilson's Impact on Education (high school, college, etc,)
Comparative Literature Approaches
Critical Companions to Popular Directors SERIES
Simon Stone & Company
Special Issue of Contemporary Theatre Review
Emma Cole (University of Bristol)
Chris Hay (University of Queensland)
Ticket holders to a new production of The Good Hope at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA), to be directed by the iconoclastic Australian-Swiss director Simon Stone, received an unusual email in September 2020:
This CFP is for a seminar session at NeMLA 2022. The convention will take place from March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art
“Where does literature intersect with life - with lives - how can we contribute to an increment of justice in the world?” – Dame Marina Warner, 2001
This CFP is for a roundtable session sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus (WGSC) at NeMLA 2022. The convention will be held from March 10-13, 2022, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.
Mentorship as Intersectional Feminist Practice
Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse - to name just a few intellectuals associated with the Frankfurt School who (by moving their institute from Frankfurt to Columbia University) fled Nazi Germany to the US - have all had far-reaching influence on intellectual circles during the war and post-war era.
But they are also still - and one is inclined to say even more so - significant today, as they have shaped American thought and are to this day nurturing discussions and analyses in a wide range of intellectual fields. Past and current theoreticians like Fredric Jameson or Judith Butler are greatly indebted to the heritage of thinkers like Adorno or Benjamin (who died in exil before he could reach the US).