Bridges and Borders: Crossings in Language and Culture
A Graduate Student Virtual Conference presented by the Carnegie Mellon University Department of English Colloquia with Keynote Speaker Lisa Lowe
April 15th and 16th
“Caminante, no hay puentes, se hace puentes al andar.”
“Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks.”
Gloria Anzaldúa - This Bridge Called My Back
- Venue: Padua (Italy);
- 5-6 May, 2022 (dual mode - in presence and online)
The International Doctoral Conference in Linguistic, Philological and Literary Studies of the University of Padua (Italy), now in its fourth edition, joins this year the rich range of different initiatives and projects aimed at celebrating the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the University of Padua. The aim of the Conference is to provide a fruitful opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange and discussion among young scholars on the themes of adaptation and non-adaptation.
One day symposium, Maynooth University, 21st March 2022.
Call for papers
How might we understand the at times fraught, at times generative relationship between poetry and criticism?
Please note that this is a trans-inclusive event.
“A single but radically uneven world-system; a singular modernity, combined and uneven; and a literature that variously registers this combined unevenness in both its form and its content to reveal itself as, properly speaking, world-literature…”
Warwick Research Collective (WReC), Combined and Uneven Development (2015)
Women’s Writing and their Writings on Writing
The area of research delineated under the seminar Women Writers and their Writings on Writing is that of women novelists having inscribed their fictional and non-fictional contributions in English within the frame of postmodernism. Simultaneously using and abusing the canon, writers like Margaret Atwood, Antonia Susan Byatt, Ursula Le Guin, Doris Lessing, or Angela Carter, to name but a few, make their voices heard via metafiction, literary theory and criticism, newspaper articles, reviews, lectures and recorded/televised interviews – demarches which are quintessentially technical, therefore automatically/stereotypically associated with men.
For its Virtual 7th Biennial Conference hosted by Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, on 24-26 February 2022, the Forum of the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMAF) invites contributions, including 20-minute conference papers, performances and presentations in alternative formats, on the theme of Words, Music, and Environment, as well as submissions for general panels on current word and music research.
CFP: Food and the American Dream
Proposals due January 15, 2022
The 2022 English Graduate Organization Conference interrogates aspects of interconnectivity and disconnection that manifest themselves either implicitly or explicitly throughout the planet. As much as COVID-19 seemed to have created a ‘new normal,’ the pandemic only served to normalize what we already know: we are simultaneously connected to and disconnected from each other in a myriad of ways. The plurality of socio-political, ideological, environmental, and public health conditions that we exist within, and has been accentuated by the Covid-19 pandemic, intersects with disparities in race, gender, and sexual politics.
World Picture Conference
April 22-23, 2022
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Domietta Torlasco (Northwestern University) &
Pheng Cheah (University of California, Berkeley)
“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Gothic Horror, but can also include Alternate History, Steampunk, Young Adult Dystopic Fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. Our goal is to bring together academics, independent researchers, creators, and audiences who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies, and critical collaborations.
Concise Collections on Teaching Eighteenth-Century Women Writers and Artists, a new series launched by ABO: Interdisciplinary Journal on Women in the Arts 1650-1830, seeks proposals of 300 to 500 words for brief essays on
Teaching Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea
guest editor, Jennifer Keith
The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 33rd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held at The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022. For additional information: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/
Panel 1: James Fenimore Cooper’s Regionalism(s)
Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2022 issues. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis.
Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.
Queerness has been represented on film, in varying ways, from the advent of motion pictures to the present day. This special issue of the academic journal Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture will explore the forms and functions of groundbreaking queer cinema in the early decades of the 21st century. Completed articles on any topic pertaining to contemporary cinema studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from established and emerging scholars of various disciplines.
For Students by Students!
An International Conference on Literature, Culture and Foreign Languages
March 12-13, 2022– online
CALL FOR PAPERS
If you are interested in 19th, 20th Century and Contemporary Literature or Language and Culture, or if:
You want to test your presentation skills in a culturally diverse (and accepting) environment, and
You can present in English
You simply want to listen to presentations from the comfort of your home, and connect with people on these subjects from all around the world,
THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU!
The Oxford Medieval Graudate Conference is thrilled to open its call-for-papers for our 2022 conference on 'Medicine and Healing'. The conference will be held in person at Ertegun House, Oxford, on the 21st and 22nd of April, 2022.
We invite graduate students to send proposals of up to 250 words to email@example.com by 15th January, on any topic related to medieval medicine and healing. Examples of areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
The John Dos Passos Society invites paper proposals for one or two open-topic panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.
As such, we invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Dos Passos’s life or work.
For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio in Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 25, 2022. Be sure to also note any A/V requirements.
ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2022
Call for papers - Images: Past & Present
A virtual study day to be held on 23 April 2022
Keynote: To Be Confirmed
What happens when the images come into the world? With or without its consent, civil society has been constantly imaged, recorded, documented, archived and exhibited. This omnipresence of images created, circulated, and displayed merits an analysis of the multiplicity of its forms and its roots.
Call for Papers
Call for Conference Papers
Hosted by University of Greenwich, at its Maritime Campus, and Co-organised by the University of Greenwich and the University of Liverpool
16th and 17th June 2022
‘Women and other undesirables’(1):
Female creative and technical labour in nineteenth-century print culture
A special issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies edited by Jocelyn Hargrave and Megan Peiser Summer 2022
The grotesque and bizarre have accompanied many lyrics and melodies throughout the decades. Whether it is used to fit the Gothic narrative of bands such as Bauhaus and The Cure, or to serve as a device to create buzz surrounding the artist/band, such as the monstrous element of Lady Gaga’s early persona, the shock factor of audiovisual aesthetics has played a pivotal role in the development of contemporary soundscapes.
The peer-reviewed, open access e-journal Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural is inviting submissions for its special issue: Supernatural Cities.
Guest Editors: Alicia Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan University), Dr Rachael Ironside (Robert Gordon University)
New independent publisher Florida Roots Press issues a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed anthology dedicated to all things related to coming of age in Florida. The current working title of this collection is Coming of Age in Florida: Words and Images.
Florida Roots Press believes everyone has the power to express themselves as a writer, a poet, and/or an artist. Therefore, everyone is invited to submit essays, mini-memoirs, flash fiction, stories, poems, art, and photography. We do not want to limit ourselves by strictly demarcated genres – your submission can blend genres and create new ones!
Suggested topics for exploration include, but are not limited to, the following:
As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.
The Carson McCullers Society ~ Call for Papers
Carson McCullers and Social Justice
American Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference / Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies (http://boss.mcgill.ca/) is an open-access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s fifth edition, with an expected publication date of September 2022.
The E. E. Cummings Society invites proposals for two panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.
Panel 1: Cummings and Transcendence
In 1960, Norman Friedman declared that Cummings’ “philosophy of life” was “transcendental, romantic, prelapsarian, organicist, and individualistic. The same is publicly available in the writings of many others, such as Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, and Emily Dickinson” (Art 66). We seek papers examining, critiquing, clarifying, or complicating these assertions through a close reading of any Cummings work(s).
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)