As the world begins to come back together after years of social distancing, quarantine, and uncertainty, the English GraduateStudent Association’s 32nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University will be considering the relationship between environments and communities. Due to the continued presence of Covid, our conference this year will be conducted in a hybrid format. Our theme for this year's conference is“de/Constructing Environments and Embodying Communities.”The idea of environments and communities can be interpreted in a variety of interdisciplinary modes. Despite ongoing climate and public health crises, the renewal of shared spaces asks us to interrogate how our environments and communities are constructed.
CCLA Annual Conference, June 21 – 24, 2022
Call for Panel Paper Presentation: “Post-Magical Realism in the Post-truth Era.”
The Canadian Comparative Literature Association invites contributions to the 2022 annual conference on the theme of “Divergence and Convergence in Comparative Literature” within the context of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism from June 21 to 24, 2022.
Call for Participation: Concurrences and Connections: The Colonial Anthropocene Summer School
This is an invitation for PhD students to apply to the third interdisciplinary Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies PhD summer school. This will take place 15-20 August 2022 on the theme Concurrences and Connections: The Colonial Anthropocene. Participation in the summer school is free of charge for those accepted, and a limited number of travel and accommodation scholarships are available for PhD students from low-income countries.
Call for Papers
Université de Montréal/ Research Center for Planetary Literary and Cultural Studies (CELCP)
April 21-23, 2022
Planetary Drifts—Methodology, Technology, and the Creative Imagination in the Age of Planetary Transformation
This seminar departs from the idea that we need a clearer understanding of elemental forms—traditional and non-traditional—that are in different stages of becoming formless (loss, disappearance, transmutation etc.). On the one hand, we build up on the critical genealogy of the formless (l’informe), a concept once popularized by Bataille in the surrealist journal Documents (1929-30) and later taken up by Bataille’s readers, most famously by Rosalind Krauss & Yves-Alain Bois (1997) and Georges Didi-Huberman (1995). While, on the other hand, we also welcome proposals that conceptualize the formless through different disciplinary vantage points and bring it to bear on the question of elemental forms.
Call For Submissions
The editors and editorial board of MLQ: A Journal of Literary History invite submissions of topical, short-form essays on literary history and the crises, clarities, and opportunities of the present moment for an ongoing special series, “Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time.”
Call for Papers for an Edited Book
Title of the Book: Geographical Imaginations in Indian Writings in English
**The ACLA extended the deadline to Nov 30th!**
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2022 Annual Meeting
June 15-18, 2022, National Taiwan Normal University (probably also online)
Submit a proposal: https://www.acla.org/node/add/paper
Virtual Conference March 2-5, 2022
HERA invites research, papers, panels, and presentations embracing inclusivity in all aspects of the human conditions––including, but not limited to, race, class, gender, sexuality, age, veteran status, ability, power, ecology, sustainability. We encourage a wide and extensive representation of disciplines and interdisciplinary projects. Every field in the humanities, liberal & creative arts, and social sciences is appropriate. Our goal is to foster the sharing and expressing of the humanities as an urgently important human enterprise––helping to clarify the crucial immediacy of the humanities and why they should be encouraged, supported, and sustained.
Many Doors to Fantastica: The Neverending Story & the Education of the Imagination
Call for Papers: Edited Collection on The Neverending Story
Edited by Sean C. Hadley, Jeremy Scarbrough, Josh Herring
‘In 1900 he believed in fairies; that was bad enough; but in 1930 we are confronted with the pitiful, the deplorable spectacle of a grown man preoccupied with the mumbo-jumbo of magic and the nonsense of India’
W. H Auden’s ‘The Public versus the late Mr William Butler Yeats’, 1939
Call for Submissions
Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of literature, film, language, visual and performing arts, and history from all scholarly and critical approaches.
Queries are encouraged.
The Editorial Board welcomes studies of the arts, music, theatre, digital humanities, political science, sociology, literature, history, or any other area related to American Studies. We will consider any essay that explores an interesting dimension of American culture but are particularly eager to see submissions that approach their subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Much of the Western world has a rising problem with white nationalists. These white supremacists often co-opt fields like Classics, medievalism, and Norse mythology to support their racist ideologies—twisting these disciplines and repressing or ignoring evidence for the multicultural and multiracial realities of the ancient and medieval world. In terms of Classics, these distortions and appropriations have been documented by an emerging generation of scholars like Donna Zuckerberg, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Curtis Dozier, Sarah Bond, and others. Ancient myth, literature, and symbols continue to pervade modern culture.
Call for Papers
Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Bernardine Evaristo
Venue: University of Brighton, UK
Dates: 21st-23rd July 2022
Deadline for Submission: 31st January 2022
Call for Papers
Re-imagining Class: Working-Class Identity and Intersectionality in Contemporary Culture
Symposium, 5-6 May 2022 (Leuven, BE)
CALL FOR PAPERS: The CEA Critic, Special Issue: “Impediments to Student Success”
For the past year (and more), teachers at all levels, across disciplines, and, indeed, around the globe have been working overtime to ensure their students’ success in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID presented a set of obstacles new to most of us. At the same time, COVID called our attention to obstacles that have interrupted our students’ paths since long before the pandemic. These obstacles, which have only become more obvious, are what we now wish to explore.
For the upcoming issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit academic essays or creative work that critically engages with the theme of interface. We are inviting extended proposals (500-1000 words) that follow the MLA formatting and referencing style to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 5th, 2021.
The Irish Studies Graduate Students of Boston College, in conjunction with the Irish Studies Program, are pleased to be hosting the fifth annual Comhfhios Boston College conference. Comhfhios (pronounced “co-is”) meaning “knowledge together,” or “open to all knowledge,” invites emerging scholars in all Irish Studies fields to gather again in Boston.
NEW VISIONS OF JULIAN OF NORWICH
Somerville College, Oxford, 15th-16th July 2022
Organisers: Antje E. Chan (Lincoln College, Oxford), Godelinde Gertrude Perk (Somerville, Oxford), Raphaela Rohrhofer (Somerville, Oxford), Alicia Smith (English Faculty, Oxford)
The Matrix Revisited
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks paper presentations and panels for the annual conference, to be held online from April 13-16, 2022. We are looking for projects that think broadly and diversely about fairy tales throughout the world. We particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc.) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.
Call for Proposals: Unsettling Poetry Pedagogy
Editors: Caroline Gelmi, UMass Dartmouth and Lizzy LeRud, Georgia Institute of Technology
EXTENDED Proposal deadline: Wednesday December 1, 2021.
A note from the editors about the deadline extension:
We’re so grateful for the many exciting proposals we’ve received so far. Because we’re now inviting additional contributions in a few targeted areas, we’ve extended the deadline to facilitate these new submissions. We’re still happy to accept proposals on a variety of topics (see the original cfp below for a full list of ideas), but we’re especially interested in the following:
What’s in a Name?
(Ab)Use of Anglo-Saxon in English-speaking cultures and elsewhere
Padova 6-7 June 2022
Colloque international Université du Mans / Université d’Abomey-Calavi 11 - 12 – 13 mai 2022 Lieu du colloque
Université d’Abomey-Calavi & Ouidah
Appel à communications « Les géographies imaginaires de l’esclavage dans la littérature, les arts et les musées »
ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies, a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly,is seeking submissions of articles and multimodal student projects for its thirteenth volume. This open-access, online journal advances the academic study of an emerging and diverse canon of imagetexts, including—but not limited to—comic books and strips, graphic novels, animations, illustrated fiction, picture books, zines, and other media that blend images and texts in complex ecologies.
EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS: JOURNAL OF SCREEN TRANSLATION STUDIES
Italian Voices, English Texts: Dubbing, Subtitles, and Cross-Cultural (Mis)Communications.
Call For Papers
American Literature Association Conference
May 26-29, 2022, Chicago, IL
Welty and Ecology
Paper proposals are welcome on any aspect of Hardy’s life, work, and legacy for the Twenty-Fifth International Hardy Conference and Festival, to be held in Dorchester, Dorset, UK, from July 25th-29th, 2022. Several significant Hardy anniversaries occur in 2022: the 70th anniversary of the book publication of Our Exploits at West Poley, the centenary of Late Lyrics and Earlier, the 120th anniversary of Poems of the Past and the Present, the 125th anniversary of The Well-Beloved, the 140th anniversary of Two on a Tower, and the 150th anniversary of Under the Greenwood Tree. Proposals for papers on the poetry are especially welcome.