Gardening is generally considered as an affective-material labor whereby, plants, soil, matter, and objects are transformed—through practices of care, love, and attention—into new well-planned landscapes, vegetation, and a good harvest. Even though early writing, in Latin and Greek was more concerned with agriculture than gardening, writing about gardens has a long history in France and England, an tends to be rhetorical — in an attempt to tie the beauty and harmony found in great landscapes to higher artistic pursuits.
Upcoming deadline! May 15.
Geographies of Terror: The Fantastic and Quotidian
Proposals invited for a special session panel at PAMLA's 2022 Conference, UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California
November 11 - 13, 2022
Panel Organizer: Amanda Lagji firstname.lastname@example.org
In this course, students will explore the ways in which sf writers deny mainstream representations of gender, sexuality, culture, nationality, and race by crafting stories that pulls in, rather than leaves out underrepresented groups of people. During the course we will focus on texts either by sf writers or about sf that allow us to re-think the mainstream. Through the focus on these texts we will ultimately assess the extent to which literature, particularly sf, acts as a vehicle for socio-cultural, and ideological change.
As we read, view, and discuss these texts, we will pursue the following:
Reverse Mind Engineering: Finding Paths to Cognitive Emancipation
A Book Proposal by Chris Shei (editor)
Democracy, Secrecy and Dissidence in Contemporary Literature in English
University of Córdoba, Spain
2-3 February, 2023
Organized by the Research Project DESEDI
(“Democracy, Secrecy and Dissidence in Contemporary Literature in English”)
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS:
Urban Poetics and Politics in Contemporary South Asia and the Middle East
Abstract Submission Deadline: Jun 15, 2022
Full Chapters Due: Aug 28, 2022
Publisher: IGI Global (Tier-1;Nearly all IGI Global publications are indexed in Scopus)
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
FOLIO: STORIES OF AUSTRALIAN COMICS
How are Australian comics made, read, contested, thought about,
produced – what do Australian comics mean to you? We are a research
team called Folio; we are academics from three universities working
with a broader group of practitioners on an Australian Research
Council project to tell stories of contemporary Australian comics
1980-now. The project entails putting together an interactive history
and archive of the last 40 years of comics in Australia.
The 5th World Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities is returning in 2022! Having reviewed the feedback from our attendees, we knew that this event is here to stay. We have received an overwhelming amount of praise for the quality of content at the 2021 event and are excited to launch the next edition of SHCONF.
The 4th Global Conference on Women’s Studies, November 24_26, 2022 in London, UK, encourages all to present their recent research work. This conference is considered a prestigious event organized with the motivation to provide an excellent international platform for academics, researchers, managers, industrial participants, and students to share their research findings with global experts. All full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy, and relevance with the theme of the conference.
Novitas-ROYAL is open access, peer-reviewed, international journal of Children’s Research Center. The journal has been publishing research for over 15 years and is devoted to promoting scholarly exchange among researchers who are academically interested in the education of youth with a focus on teaching, learning, acquisition, and use of second/foreign languages, any issues related to linguistics and language sciences, cultures, and literatures. The primary aim of the journal is to help accumulate knowledge of how foreign languages, cultures, and literatures have the potential to change the lives of students. The journal is only electronic (no print version).
Call for Papers
The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with any aspect of this year's conference theme, "Post-Now." Building on the conference CFP's proposal to discuss the role of humanities in imagining a different future, this section asks these corollary questions: What is the role of comparative literature in these changing times? How can comparative perspectives and critical theory confront the most critical challenges in the 21st century? How should we imagine our roles as teachers and scholars of comparative literature when national and ethical boundaries are being deconstructed and reconstructed?
We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.
- Ursula LeGuin, 2014
Queen’s University Belfast, the Seamus Heaney Centre and the University of Wolverhampton present:
Friday 20 May 2022
Futures of Crime:
A hybrid meeting exploring the evolving terrain of crime fiction
Dr Charley Barnes (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Dr Charlotte Beyer (University of Gloucestershire, UK)
Sharon Dempsey (Queen’s University Belfast, UK),
Call for Papers: Renaissance Landscapes
A call for papers for the 65th annual conference of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
Location: Banff Park Lodge Resort, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Conference dates: September 15 to 18, 2022
Professor Mary Floyd-Wilson, UNC Chapel Hill
Professor Janelle Jenstad, The University of Victoria
We welcome proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, or other formats for in-person presentations. Topics may, but need not, include:
• How spaces relate to literary representations and political or philosophical ideas.
The conference theme, “Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian,” can easily apply to personal narratives of Memoir and creative non-fiction. Let's explore how the writers of these genres navigate memories, fantasies, and realities of life to create stories rich in lessons and meaning.
This session will explore various aspects of Romani culture through the lenses of history, arts, and popular culture representations, including topics attuned to the conference theme, "Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian."
Papers on the following topics (and more) are welcome:
- Identity and historiography
- Linguistic overview
- Slavery and the Holocaust
- Romani feminism and intersectionality
- Romani LGBT movements,
- Art, dance, literature, music, film (representation and/or Romani artist contributions)
- Romani knowledge production
Inspired by the phenomena of social passing, this roundtable, explores characters—fictional or real—who transform their identities to achieve, freer, more desirable daily lives. I am particularly interested in proposals that engage with the PAMLA 2022 conference theme Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian, though all approaches are welcome.
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
Call for Papers
2022 Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association
10-12 November in Birmingham, Alabama
Robin Hood and other medieval outlaws of fact and fiction engage in a variety of physical endeavors: archery, swordsmanship, wrestling, quarterstaff, hunting, even cross-dressing; they also pursue and escape (or seek to escape). When they fail to escape, their bodies may be tortured or killed in some manner. Living or dead, their bodies may also be objects, the subject of the gaze.
State of Interim is an interdisciplinary open conference on the intersection art, creativity and AI. Kaeur studio, a young research platform, is cooperating with students from the University of fine Arts Hamburg to create space for young positions. We are calling for young researchers, coders, artists and beyond. For more information have a look on our website!
Inviting papers that explore all aspects of materiality and narrative—stories told by artifacts, objects and materials; craft and making as narrative acts; texts (including games, kits, poetry, novels, digital formats, etc.) that discuss materiality; souvenirs and keepsakes; material cultures of the book, printing and other aspects of book history; theorizations of the tangible. Critical-creative and pedagogy-focused projects are welcome. Especially interested in presentations that engage with the conference theme, “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian,” through the lens of materiality.
Writing nearly four decades ago in the Henry James Review, Darshan Singh Maini, in an essay on, “The Politics of Henry James,” observed that “it is difficult to imagine Henry James in relation to any kind of politics, feudal, parliamentary, radical, charismatic, or messianic” (158). Perhaps unsurprisingly, James’s two most explicitly political novels–The Bostonians (1886) and The Princess Casamassima (1886)--have most often been treated as anomalous parts of his oeuvre, and together are often read as signs of James’s deep skepticism about (or lack of real interest in) radical movements and ultimately, in Alex Beringer’s words, “[his] final rejection of political and social radicalism” (37).
Call for Papers
Focused Issue Theme:
Newtrospection: Reverse-Engineering Modernity in South Korean Speculative Fiction
Focused Issue planned for early 2023
Proposal submission deadline: May 31, 2022
Paper submission deadline: August 31, 2022
he Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into margins, marginalia, and the marginalized.
Call for Chapters – edited volume
Editors Susan Liddy and Deirdre Flynn
Representing Mothers and Motherhood on Screen
This goes out in the public domain with the desire to establish an academic association titled
tentatively as “Association for the Study of Marginalised Cultures of the World”.
There are multiple academic associations which are focusing on mainstream and
dominant cultures and literature. We know that there are also associations which are focusing
on one or the other marginalised community and their literature. Our aim is to provide a
single and unique platform to all the possible marginalised literatures and cultures, which are either
neglected or not taken seriously.
We are planning to bring the scholars and academicians on a single stage that will
Call for PapersLitinfinite JournalJULY, 2022(Volume-IV, Issue-I)
Culture, Memory, and Identity
E-ISSN: 2582-0400 | CODEN: LITIBR
Last date of submission of manuscripts: 31st MAY, 2022 (31-05-2022)
The last decade has been good for Gaddis’ public profile. Three major milestones—Joseph Tabbi’s biography, Steven Moore’s edition of Gaddis’ letters, and #Occupy Gaddis, 2012’s global social-media readthrough of J R—have seen Gaddis discussed across major US media, the letters and biography reviewed more widely (in an age of less literary reviewing) than much of Gaddis’ fiction was during his lifetime. As a result, Gaddis’ first two novels are now republished in the NYRB Classics series, giving them their best chance yet of finding that post-2010s boom audience.
Beat Studies Association Conference:
The Jack Kerouac Centenary
November 3-4, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Ann Charters
The Beat Studies Association invites presentation proposals for its 2022 conference. Given that 2022 is the 100th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s birth, we are inviting proposals on any aspect of Kerouac’s life or work, with particular interest in “new directions” for Kerouac studies.
This international conference is part of the MuséaLitté project — a multi-year research project on the relationship between the museum and the literary (ComUE Paris Lumières).