In the introduction to the 2007 anthology Looking Past the Screen, Eric Smoodin points to a methodological lacuna within the conventional form of film historiography. This form – which “has at least since the mid-1950s been dominated by the study of the film itself, often organized around genre, nation, or authorship” – is not without its great benefits for historical knowledge; yet by emphasizing cinematic text over context, it has also missed out on important historical insight that may be garnered from closer scrutiny of nonfilmic archival holdings.
Theme: Reimagining the Future in an Exhausted Present
We welcome authors, creatives, scholars, and artists from diverse background to submit their work on the topic:
Identities, Politics, Race, Gender, and Culture
We are pleased to welcome you to the 10th International Conference on Modern Approach in Humanities. Taking place on the 24th-26th of June in Oslo, Norway, it will bring together a truly international community of academics to share experiences and exchange research findings on all aspects of specialized and interdisciplinary fields. This is a premier learning opportunity, combined with vibrant networking activities and engaging discussions on the latest innovations, trends, and practical concerns and challenges in the field.
AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENTS OF TURKEYJOINT GRADUATE CONFERENCE 2022April 28-29, 2022Online CALL FOR PAPERS Hosted byHacettepe University’s American Studies Department In collaboration with the American Studies Departments of Ankara University, AtatürkUniversity, Başkent University, Bilkent University, Dokuz Eylül University,Ege University, Haliç University, and İstanbul University The Lure of Science and Technology in American Culture and LiteraturePast, Present, Future A long time ago, there lived a skillful scientist who hadexperienced a spiritual reaction more striking thanany chemical one.--from Hawthorne, “The Birthmark” What is an ansible, Shevek?An idea. He smiled without much humor.
Call for Papers: Autotheory: Thinking through Self, Body, Practice (Hybrid Conference)
Deadline for Submissions: 1st February 2022
Date: Week of 24th October 2022
Venue: University of Glasgow and online
“We should all come to the position that our long-standing investments in the literary and cultural values of the standard English curriculum must go the same way as the Confederate and conquistador statues that are falling across the south and southwest.”
—Dr. Jesse Alemán, “The End of English” (2021)
The Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA) and Romantic Circles Pedagogy (RCP) Anti-Racist Pedagogy Colloquium is soliciting submissions for our new resource on anti-racist teaching, "Towards an Anti-Racist Pedagogy."
This webpage, which will be accessible through the K-SAA and RCP websites, will offer suggested readings, bibliographies of relevant scholarship, sample assignments and syllabi, and guides to use in the classroom. This project will be ongoing: our goal is that each year, a new cohort will develop and expand the resource.
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy: The Intersectionality of Music and Deviance
Editor:Sylvia M DeSantis
This volume will explore the avenues through which 20th century musicians, and their enthused audiences, created necessarily deviant cultural movements. From the optimism engendered by the Big BandEra to socially justice-mindedGrunge in the ‘90s, musicians have used their stage power to resist, reward, and recreate long-standing cultural codes.
Feeling Form/Forming Feeling?: Dialectics of Affect and Form in British Women’s Writing, 1550-1800
Ghent University, Carmelite Monastery, 14-15 October 2022
Keynote speakers: Prof. Michelle M. Dowd (University of Alabama), Prof. Danielle Clarke (University College Dublin) and Prof. Ros Ballaster (Oxford University).
New Horizons in English Studies vol. 7/2022
LITERATURE, MEDIA AND CULTURE HERE AND NOW
New Horizons in English Studies (https://journals.umcs.pl/nh, indexed in MLA International Bibliography and ERIH+) invites submissions to the 7/2022 issue, welcoming previously unpublished research papers and reviews in the broadly understood field of literary, media and cultural studies (L, M & C). The scope of subjects includes but is not limited to the following:
CFP: New Citizenship Studies (special issue of American Literature)
Greetings colleagues (with apologies for cross-posting),
Please share the CFP for our co-edited special issue of American Literature: New Citizenship Studies. Essay submissions are due June 9, 2022. See information below and attached. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions.
Carrie Hyde (UCLA) and Derrick R. Spires (Cornell University)
Call for Papers—Special Issue of American Literature:New Citizenship Studies
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Drs. Gary D. Rhodes (Oklahoma Baptist University), Stefanie Van de Peer (University of Exeter), and Robert Singer (CUNY), each book focuses on a critically overlooked film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or the documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Sohrab Shahid Saless, Susanne Bier, Pablo Larrain, Paul Leni, Teuvo Tulio, Xavier Dolan, Paul Leni, and Francis Veber, with many more in preparation.
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Drs. Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (Oklahoma Baptist University), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, and Budd Boetticher, among others.
The International Steinbeck Society is pleased to announce a call for paper presentations on the works of John Steinbeck for the upcoming in-person American Literature Association Conference to be held in Chicago IL on May 26-29th.
The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 33rd annual conference of the American Literature Association in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.
We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction.
Given the conference’s setting this year, in Illinois, we are particularly interested in work that considers Wallace’s relationship to or depiction of the American Midwest, or that considers Wallace as a Midwestern writer.
The West Chester University Poetry Center is excited to announce this Call for Presentations for C.R.A.F.T.: West Chester University’s Poetry and Creative Arts Festival, April 6-9, 2022.The theme is Breakthrough: Invigorating Creative Practices. Cornelius Eady will be our Keynote Speaker. We will feature a performance by The Cornelius Eady Trio.
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Environmental Literature, Climate Crises, and Pandemics.”
The new journal LITERATURE has finally been launched.Literature is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on literature and cultural studies published quarterly online.
ISSN: 2410-9789 Mdpi waives up to 100% APC fees in new humanities journals.
Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega (CFG), an international journal on phraseological and paremiological research edited by Centro Ramón Piñeiro para a Investigación en Humanidades (Xunta de Galicia), is seeking submissions of contributions for its twenty-third issue. Even though the deadline is permanently open, only manuscripts received by March 1, 2022 will be considered for issue 23.
CFG's aims are (1) to contribute to the phraseological debate, (2) to bring unpublished Galician phraseological materials to light and (3) to disseminate information about the most important events and publications about phraseology. Thus, this journal publishes:
Latin America encompassing South America, parts of Central America, and the Caribbean Islands is remarkable for women’s movements from time to time. While most historical genealogies trace the origin of Latin American feminism around the time period of 1960s and 1970s, a strong feminist expression is evident long before the significant decades of 1960s and 1970s. The earliest feminist expression can be traced as early as during the seventeenth century which emerged as a result of Latin American women’s encounter with the European colonisers. As a result of colonialism, Latin American women became dual victims of oppression: one at the hands of the Europeans, and other, at the hands of their own countrymen.
Apocalypse implies a number of fraught theoretical terms, such as Freud’s death drive or the concept of the Anthropocene. Apocalypse, as a genre and a term, invites capacious understandings and definitions. To ground apocalypse in the past, present, and future, we can look to Kathryn Yusoff’s conception of the Anthropocene as “a politically infused geology and scientific/popular discourse [that] is just now noticing the extinction it has chosen to continually overlook in the making of its modernity and freedom” (Preface xiii).
Conference:13-14 January 2022
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
HEALING THROUGH THE HUMANITIES
March 11 & 12, 2022
Sponsored by the English Graduate Student Association at Idaho State University
CFP: JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy), Special Issue #7
It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding): (Hi)Stories of American Fragility
Guest Editors: Pilar Martínez Benedí and Chiara Patrizi
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a panel at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Chicago, May 26-29, 2021. We are interested in abstracts that address themes, ideas, and theories related to American long poems. The form goes by many names: the serial poem, the long song, the epic, the life poem, or simply the long poem, but no matter the terminology that is applied to long poems, their abiding presence in the tradition of American poetry is clear.
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Sexuality: Literature, Cinema, and Culture
Edited by Rishiraj Pal and Dr. Sarmila Paul
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:
RE: Recreation, Revisiting, and Reassessing
Much like the function of RE: in an email response, our theme this year looks to address topics related to returning to, responding to, or reimagining texts in new lights. This year’s conference will be held virtually via WebEx Events on February 10th-11th, 2022 and there is no cost whatsoever to participate in the conference. We invite proposals for papers, panels, roundtable discussions, creative writing readings or workshops, and multi-media art submissions. Although priority will be given to proposals that address the conference theme, we recognize the ambiguity of our theme and welcome all possible interpretations.
Hopkins and her Contemporaries:
Responses to Racial Violence, Appeals for Racial Justice
The second Summer School of the ReportAGES research project, this six-day graduate course for Master’s and PhD students – throughout Europe and, potentially, the Americas – of Journalism, Communications, Media Studies, English, German, or French Literature, Cultural Studies or Government Policy will explore how historical trends in narrative literary journalism in France, Germany and other nations of the interwar years reshaped the media landscape of each country, distinguishing a European development of the genre not just from its Anglo-American cousins but also from each other.
Unending Translation: Creative Critical Experiments in Translation and Life Writing
Deadline for abstract proposals: April 15th, 2022
Publisher: UCL Press (tbc)