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Romancing the Gothic Lecture/Class Series - Horror, Gothic, Romance, Supernatural and Folklore talks

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:47am
Romancing the Gothic Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Romancing the Gothic is a free online education project which started in March 2020 and provides classes and talks on various aspects of horror, the Gothic, the supernatural, folklore and more. We put on talks each week which are then also made available online for participants. To see the YouTube channel and previous classes from a variety of speakers - https://www.youtube.com/user/Ymdol1

Call for Papers: FRAME 35.1, "Literary Perspectives on Food"

updated: 
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 8:02am
Frame, Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS!
FRAME 35.1, “Literary Perspectives on Food”

FRAME’s next issue is titled “Literary Perspectives on Food” and accordingly focuses on the intersection between literature and food studies. We would like to invite scholars of literature and related fields to investigate and (re)consider the relation between food and literature, and food as a medium for knowledge production. Among other things, the following questions might guide thinking about the relationship between food and literature:

"Only connect!" Delivery Systems in American Fiction - ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:46am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

E. M. Forster had something aesthetic in mind with that famous phrase, but it applies as well to more practical or material kinds of systems, networks, and patterns in American fiction, from the whaling industry in Moby-Dick (and the Pequod as metonym for that industry) to the various networks - transportation, financial, criminal, political, logistical, electronic - explored in the work of writers like Frank Norris, Philip K. Dick, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, William Vollmann, and Jonathan Bayliss.

Depicting Interiority - ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:46am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The poet's lyric "I" is perhaps the locus classicus for depictions of interiority, or what it feels like to inhabit a particular psyche, to experience a particular consciousness, but this roundtable will examine such depictions in American fiction. Authors might include Jonathan Bayliss, Annie Dillard, Henry James, Jack Kerouac, Ralph Ellison, Kathy Acker, Henry Miller, William Faulkner, or others. 

The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals of no more than 200 words, along with a brief bio, for consideration for a roundtable at the American Literature Association, May 26-29, 2022, Chicago. Please send proposals to Gary Grieve-Carlson at grieveca@lvc.edu by January 25, 2022.

Shakespeare's Odysseys

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:46am
Shakespeare-Seminar 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

In Episode 9 of James Joyce's Ulysses, “Scylla and Charybdis,” Stephen Dedalus develops a theory about the origins of Shakespeare’s works that is both original and controversial. It is in the National Library of Ireland that Dedalus, in a wild and winding conversation, develops his ‘Hamlet theory’. The episode stages the strong and sometimes comic appeal of a biographical approach to Shakespeare’s works and, at the same time, casts Dedalus – Joyce’s alter ego – variously as Hamlet, Hamlet’s father, Shakespeare, and as a modern-day Ulysses.

The Seventh International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature (virtually)

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
PAH
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 11, 2022

The Seventh International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature (virtually) is organized by different universities and research centers and will be conducted virtually.

 

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation.

 

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation in English, Arabic or Persian.

 

[ACLA Deadline Extension 11/30] Je est un author: (Re-)Appearances of the Authorial Subject in Literature and Theory

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Sebastian Brass
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

We are welcoming submissions for the seminar Je est un author: (Re-)Appearances of the Authorial Subject in Literature and Theorywhich we are planning for the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Taipei, Taiwan, June 15-18, 2022.

In Mithu Sanyal’s novel Identitti, shortlisted for the German Book Prize 2021, a fictional professor of Postcolonial Studies who identifies as a PoC causes a scandal when it turns out she is actually white – a premise resembling a recent case in American academia. Who is ‘behind’ a theory matters – but how?

The People of Print in the Seventeenth Century: submission call

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Kaley Kramer, Rachel Stenner, Adam James Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

Dr Kaley Kramer (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Adam James Smith (York St John University), and Dr Rachel Stenner (University of Sussex) are seeking contributions for an ‘Element’ in the Cambridge University Press Publishing and Book Culture series.

Shadow Screens: Unmade, Unseen, Unreleased Film and Television

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
James Fenwick (Sheffield Hallam University) / Kieran Foster (University of Nottingham)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Two-day international conference, 23rd to 24th May 2022 to be held in person at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK and online

Keynotes: To be confirmed

Convenors:

Dr James Fenwick (j.fenwick@shu.ac.uk Sheffield Hallam University)

Dr Kieran Foster (Kieran.foster@nottingham.ac.uk University of Nottingham)

Film History Series: Call for Book Proposals

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Call for Proposals: Film History Book Series

We are seeking proposals for complete/in-progress/planned manuscripts and edited collections for a proposed book series. The series will focus on film history: both the history of film as media texts and the history/evolution of the cinematic apparatus. 

RIT press has expressed interest in this series and has asked that we secure some projects before moving forward with approval.  

Potential topics include but are not limited to: 

Labor in the Space Between, 1914-1945

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Case Western Reserve University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

June 2-4, 2022: Labor in the Space Between, Case Western Reserve University

CFP: "Altered States" - FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022)

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Film Studies Association of Canada, Cinema Studies Graduate Student Union (University of Toronto), and the Gradaute Film Student Association (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 17, 2021

CFP: FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022) 

The following is a Call for Papers for the 24th Annual Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium, co-hosted by the University of Toronto and York University, to take place online on 18/19 February 2022. Submission guidelines are outlined below.

 

CFP: Altered States

 

Nothing exists that doesn’t have this senseless sense – common to flames, dreams, uncontrollable laughter – in those moments when consumption accelerates, beyond the desire to endure.

- Georges Bataille, The Impossible

 

Modernisms Revisited II: 1922-2022

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Comparative Literature Institute (University of Porto)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Cadernos de Literatura Comparada, no. 46 (June 2022)

Modernisms Revisited II: 1922-2022

In 2022, we will celebrate the centenary of the Modern Art Week, consensually hailed as a landmark in Brazilian art and literature and as the event that gave rise to Modernism in Brazil. As Alfredo Bosi has noted, the Week was “the meeting point of the various trends that had been taking hold in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro since the First World War and the platform that allowed the consolidation of particular groups”, which, in the following years, would significantly change the direction of the country’s intellectual production.

Exploring Transnational Dimensions of Activism in Contemporary Book Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Studies in Book Culture/Memoires du Livre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

“A is for Activist” is the title of a best-selling children’s board book, published in 2013 by Innosanto Nagara. This small book amplifies a large message: books can catalyze change. Publishing has both supported and hampered progressive political and social change, in a variety of international contexts. Activism in publishing is also transnational because national contexts and identities matter, but they exist within a transnational network with unequal power dynamics and “literary capital” (Casanova 2004). Building on ideas of “print activism” in the long twentieth century (Schreiber 2013), this special issue is dedicated to furthering our understanding of activism in the contemporary publishing industry – and in the research thereof.

Rolling call for papers - Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

HJEAS

Ghostbusters – A Companion

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Simon Bacon, series editor; Cathleen Allyn Conway, collection editor; Peter Lang, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for Papers: Ghostbusters – A Companion The release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the fourth installment coming almost 40 years after the original Ghostbusters film, prompts inquiry into this beloved and oftentimes fraught film franchise. While the original and (and its sequel) was a paean to academics becoming the working class heroes who act as the ghost janitors of New York City, the third and fourth films, reimagined with new casts, have become a battleground for who ‘owns’ nostalgia, and have acted as meta-commentaries on the question.

Call for Chapters: Edited Collection on Vocal Fry

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:17pm
Francesco Venturi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

This multidisciplinary publication brings together leading scholars and practitioners, to explore what pulse phonation is, what it can do, and how it can be framed as a cultural phenomenon. This volume will draw on a broad range of approaches, from psycholinguistics and vocal training to new materialism and queer theory. By fusing critical theoretical approaches with performance, the book will consider the processes of production and perception of pulse phonation, its uses, and meanings in contemporary culture, music, theatre, and performance art, and the place it occupies in a broader reflection on voice and sound production. The book will conclude with a series of interviews and short statements from users and listeners of creaky voices.

TRANSNATIONAL CALIFORNIA: Special Issue of Comparative American Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 1:04pm
Michael Docherty
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2021

Deadline for essays: 1 May 2022

California has been transnational since the moment of colonial encounter from which it acquired its name – borrowed by Spanish explorers from a work of contemporary fiction and imposed upon a place (indeed, multiple places) long known to indigenous peoples by other words. Since that time, California has been defined by further transnational encounters, exchanges, and conflicts – as a site of cross-cultural communication where borders often characterise experience but equally often prove to be porous and mutable.

Race, Race-Thinking, and Identity in the Global Middle Ages

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:39am
Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Speculum Themed Issue: "Race, Race-Thinking, and Idntity in the Global Middle Ages" Call for Papers

Editors:

François-Xavier Fauvelle, Collège de France

Nahir Otaño Gracia, University of New Mexico

Cord J. Whitaker, Wellesley College

 

HJEAS Books, New Series: RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 6:54am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

HJEAS Books, New Series

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) will launch a series of books to be published by Debrecen University Press beginning in 2022 that will reflect scholarship in the areas covered by the Journal, which include but are not limited to the literature, film, art, history, and religion of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. All books will be published as Open Access ebooks and as printed using Print on Demand. They will be kept in print.

PROPOSALS for either RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS are welcome.

English in Liberia: Language and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:48am
Martin Mühlheim / UZH English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Despite a wealth of historical research on Liberia – a country founded by black U.S.settlers brought to West Africa in the 1820s, under the auspices of the American Colonization Society (ACS) – Liberian English and Anglophone Liberian literature remain under-researched.

This seminar session at the ESSE 2022 Conference in Mainz, Germany (August 29-September 2, 2022 - https://esse2022.uni-mainz.de/) aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for authors, linguists, and literary scholars working on Liberia (incl. the country’s transnational connections).

Three key aims are:

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments (Extended proposal deadline: Nov. 30, 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:15am
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

April 7–9, 2022

 

“All theology is rooted in geography.”

—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness

 

Pharmacological States of Emergency

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:42pm
Cultural Studies Association Conference 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021

 

As of March 2021, a year after the United States first entered nation-wide lockdowns in response to the global spread of COVID-19, the National Center for Health Statistics reported a 30% increase in drug overdose deaths across the country. Antidepressant, anti-anxiety, and insomnia prescriptions have also hit record highs. Now public health bodies are embarking on the most ambitious vaccination campaign in US history. Living through the chronic sequelae of these interlocking (and still unfolding) crises is bearable only by recourse to a pharmaceutical fix.

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