According to Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “To imagine is to represent without
aiming at things as they actually, presently and subjectively are.” Imagination is
associated with creativity and the ability to conceive and envision ideas, images,
visions, societies and sensations in ways that transcend reason, and reach beyond
reality. It is a force that ongoingly wrestles with the constitution of reality, and is
credited for having shaped the world as we know it through the cumulative work of
writers, artists, scientists and philosophers. Imagination, hence, produces, creates a
higher reality that becomes the new reality. It is a synthesizing force that oscillates
According to Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “To imagine is to represent without
Conference Date: April 25, 2023|Abstracts Due: January 27, 2023*
CFP: The 25th Annual University of Florida Critical Theory Reading Group/MRG Conference
“Marxism and Cartography”
The Critical Theory Reading Group/MRG, University of Florida
March 23-26, Gainesville, FL
Keynotes: Regina Martin (Denison University), Jason Read (University of Southern Maine), and Robert Tally (Texas State University)
Corporeal Conversations / Conversations corporelles
March 10-11, 2023 | Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island
Keynote: Dr. Nora Martin Peterson
Associate Professor of French Cultural Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
NOTE: This is an updated call for an earlier CFP; I am still looking for a few more abstracts to round out the proposed collection. All relevant topics will be considered, but I am especially eager to read abstracts exploring youth TV in relation to economic precarity, reproductive rights, disability, Indigeneity, mental health, and/or environmentalism.
The ULICES Representations of Home research project addresses issues of identity and belonging in different geo-political, socio cultural contexts of countries where English is or has become a language of communication.
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks paper presentations and panels for the PCA's annual conference, April 5-8, 2023. We are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale, legend or nursery rhyme related subject. Discussions of fairy tale monsters and shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc.) versions of tales are especially welcome. Creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history will also be considered.
UPDATE: deadline extended
Seeking abstracts for an edited collection of essays about life on the tenure track, especially for those working in the humanities and social sciences at non-R1 colleges and universities.
Call for Papers
The Aesthetics of Rights and Wrongs
University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen 19-22 June 2023
Our deeply stirring December 16th memorial for bell hooks, featuring short clips of bell, spoken tributes by bell hooks Center Director Shadee Makalou, bell's Berea colleague and AEPL Past Chair Libby Jones, and words of bell's personal assistant Paige Billman read by AEPL Chair Geri DeLuca is now available--FREE for a limited time--at aepl.org. Find the archive at the bottom of the Conference page, and use the password AEPL2022. We wanted to stage this event near the anniversary of bell's passing.
“The August Wilson Archive is our most important [collection] to date, and we believe it will present innumerable opportunities for local, national, and international researchers
to create new knowledge.”
Kornelia Tancheva, PhD, Hillman University Librarian and Director of University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS)
The August Wilson Society (AWS) joins the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the University
of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS), the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, and theater lovers around the world in celebrating the grand opening of the August Wilson Archive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 2-4, 2023.
Emerson Society Panels ALA 2023
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the 34th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 25–28, 2023, at the Westin Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Both panels will honor the contributions of the late professor Joel Myerson.
“Editing Emerson and his Circles”
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor a panel at the 82nd Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society—exploring the themes of Thoreau, politics, and extinction—to be held July12-16, 2023, in Concord, MA.
“Fates, Fortunes, and Resources in the Postbellum Republic”
Special Issue Information
CALL FOR PAPERS
Body and Sexuality: Beyond Cultural Binaries
The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture Association Conference, to be held April 5-8, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is January 10, 2023.
Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and graduate students.
Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University is organizing the 3rd International Congress on Academic Studies in Philology (ICOASP) on 28-30 April, 2023 with the cooperation of five member universities of Association of Thrace Universities (TUB-Trakya Üniversiteler Birliği). The congress aims to bring together leading academic researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences on all aspects of Philology. Philology is more topical than ever in our age. By providing reflections on the relationship between language, literature, culture and history, it gives answers to the most basic questions and problems of thought in contemporary global and digital culture.
Grace for Each Day: CDOs Speak Their Truths about their Journeys for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Higher Education
Editor: Dr. Carol E. Henderson--DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 1, 2023
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion|Chief Diversity Officer|Adviser to the President
Atlanta, GA 30322
Glitter, Glamour, and Grit: Drag Celebrity & Queer Community
European Shakespeare Research Association Conference
Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, July 6‒9 2023
Call for Seminar Papers and Panel/Workshop/Roundtable Proposals
To see our call for seminar papers, visit: https://esra2023.btk.ppke.hu/welcome-to-esra2023/call-for-seminar-papers/
CALL FOR PAPERS
The resurgence of nationalist ideologies in Europe and the US has reignited interest in the histories and legacies of modern Empires. As of late, this has been strongly visible in the UK. The role of imperial nostalgia in the debates that paved the way for Brexit has drawn the attention of historians and cultural critics to how the memories and myths of Empire informed Europe-free imaginaries. Recent historical works have fruitfully investigated the legacies and memory of Empire in the UK and the unaddressed legacies of colonial rule, such as, in Caroline Elkins’s phrase, its “legac[ies] of violence”.
Conference online (via Zoom): 16-17 February 2023
Textual-Sexual-Spiritual:Artistic Practice and Other Rituals as Queer Becoming and Beyond
Guest Editor: Dr. Jocelyn E. Marshall (Emerson College)
This issue of Rejoinder addresses the relationships between text/artwork, sexuality, and spirituality to navigate tensions of being and becoming. As E. L. McCallum and Mikko Tuhkanen have argued, the idea of ‘‘queer becoming” involves not only never “straightening up” and “flying right,” but also the possibility of “one’s becoming something other than queer” (2011, 10-11). How do our approaches to “becoming” allow us to cultivate community, extend work, shape praxis, guide pedagogy, and beyond?
Conference: 23-24 February 2023 (online - via Zoom)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The Victorian era in general viewed animals not as mere property or utility, but as thinking, feeling subjects worthy of inclusion within a political community. It is increasingly in this light that the nineteenth-century British animal welfare movement and animal characters in Victorian literature are now being re-examined. Rather than regarding the literary sphere as a means of generating static influence over human attitudes towards animals, the deliberations at this colloquium shall seek to prove that it may be regarded as a repository of resources open to uses in the ongoing animal rights movement of the later nineteenth century in Britain and as the stepping stones to deeper ecological consciousness of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
For two special issues of Diplomatica we invite proposals for essays on (1) the history and culture of diplomatic treaties; and (2) aspects of diplomacy’s relationship to literature. Essays may cover any historical period up to the present-day. The central questions that the special issues pose are:
– How and why have diplomatic texts evolved?
– How has their hermeneutics changed over time?
– Are treaties better understood as literary artifacts or as socio-political constructs?
– What can the evolution of treaties tell us about the evolution of diplomacy and the diplomatic profession?
The tension between adherence to traditional modes of expression, and experimentation has underlain modern Irish literature. Regarded as the epitome of Modernist experimental writing, James Joyce went so far in pushing the boundaries of what constituted prose as to become the object of criticism from such different commentators as Lukács and Pound, both of whom found fault with Joyce for the radicalness of experiment, particularly in Finnegans Wake. However, Joyce himself considered his work to be firmly set in the realist tradition. At a time when he was yet to publish his first collection of lyrics, W. B.
Panel: ITALIAN AMERICAS: INTRACONTINENTAL IMAGES OF THE ITALIAN IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE
Organizer: Joseph D. Pecorelli, Ph.D. (University of North Georgia)
We’re almost 15. Let’s celebrate!!!! Yes, believe it or not, it’s almost Sounding Out!’s fifteenth anniversary, and we want to make it a BIG one. If you’re just finding us now, Sounding Out! is the world’s longest running sound studies publication. You can read our prior publications at soundstudiesblog.com We’ve been keepin’ it in the red since 2009 and serving up fresh articles weekly.
And what’s an anniversary without presents?