CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
ReFocus: The Films of Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi: a documentary cinema of dissent
Editor: Rowena Santos Aquino
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
ReFocus: The Films of Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi: a documentary cinema of dissent
Editor: Rowena Santos Aquino
CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany
Issue #99 Spring 2022 : DEADLINE EXTENDED
Submissions Due: January 31st 2022
Guest Editors: Valérie Favre and Shilo McGiff
A call for all readers, common and uncommon:
‘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
A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. E B White
Literature always gives joy, comfort, and solace to everyone who is in search of it. The poems inspire and kindle our thoughts, the novels drive us to have patience and look for new paths, the drama reflects lives in miniature form, the essays make us ponder on the subtle observation of life, autobiographies motivate and lead us to the path of glory….there is no end to describe what literature is and how it shapes our lives. We at times advertently/ inadvertently drink, consume and digest literature. The famous English essayist Francis Bacon aptly puts, “Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability.”
CALL FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF REVISTA CANARIA DE ESTUDIOS INGLESES (spring 2023)
The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks submissions for a special issue entitled “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” to be published in spring 2023. The monograph is guest-edited by Begoña Simal-González (Universidade da Coruña), Sara Villamarín-Freire (Universidade da Coruña), and Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Universidad Nebrija), members of the research project “Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste,” financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science (PID2019-106798GB-I00) and the AEI (National Research Agency).
American, British and Canadian Studies appears biannually in June and December. It is a peer-reviewed journal that sets out to explore the intersections of culture, technology and the human sciences in the age of electronic information. It publishes work by scholars of any nationality on Anglophone Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Anthropology, Area Studies, Multimedia and Digital Arts and related subjects. Articles addressing influential crosscurrents in current academic thinking are particularly welcomed. ABC Studies also publishes book reviews and review essays, interviews, work-in-progress, conference reports, research project outlines, notes and comments.
The theme of this year’s OCD in Society conference is “Theory and Practice”. The goal of the
event is to explore how the humanities, social sciences, activism, and the arts can offer ways to
conceptualise, understand, and raise awareness about obsessive-compulsive symptoms. The
theme of the conference invites contributors to think about how obsessions and/or compulsions
are constituted by, embedded within, and regulated through forms of practice. We interpret
‘practice’ to include practices of care for the body, regulatory practices, creative practices, and
modes of performativity. We also welcome presentations that explore how diverse theoretical
Memories of military conflicts from both combatants and non-combatants alike have been a key tool in analyzing the unique traumas and socio-cultural affects of modern warfare. Scholars such as Samuel Hynes and Paul Fussell have done seminal work in articulating theoretical approaches to understanding the memories of bearing witness to modern war. Yet, mainstream war literature largely recounts the white voices from the West.
CFP - TV LONDONS
Exploring Representations of London on Television
A CREAM, University of Westminster conference, in collaboration with the University of Brighton
July 28th and 29th 2022, Fyvie Hall, 309 Regent St., London W1B 2HT
Dr Andrew O’Day - firstname.lastname@example.org (Independent Scholar)
Confirmed keynote speakers:
PAMLA 2022 Los Angeles: “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”
PAMLA welcomes special session proposals for the 2022 PAMLA conference at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California (early morning Friday, November 11 through Sunday night, November 13, 2022) on topics of scholarly interest that are not too close to the topics of our general (standing) sessions (go to https://www.pamla.org/about/constitution-bylaws/ and search for “general sessions” to find a list of PAMLA’s standing sessions). Our system for paper proposals will open in February 2022, with April 30th as the submission deadline.
Transgressive Bodies and Social Orders
Conference, 07.06.–09.06.2022, Ruhr-University Bochum
Body practices imply moments of transgression, be it in the active or in the passive crossing of borders. The conference aims to explore the topic of transgressive bodies beyond classical disciplinary boundaries and addresses scholars from the humanities and social sciences, but also natural scientists and physicians who either already conduct research at the interface with the social sciences and/or are interested in an interdisciplinary exchange.
McFarland Press is currently seeking papers for an edited volume on the intersection of the Avatar Universe and Theology. Essays should mainly concentrate on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, but may also consider the graphic novels or the live action film if appropriate. Essays should be accessible to a lay reader, but focused on an academic audience.
Cornell EGSO 2022 Conference: Aspiration
Deadline for Submissions: Friday, February 4, 2022
Hybrid Conference April 15th-16th, 2022
Call For Academic and Creative Proposals:
It’s no coincidence that ‘aspiration’ means both hope and the act of breathing.
—Ted Chiang, “The Great Silence”
Electric Literature, 2016
In the conclusion to Complaint! (2021), Sara Ahmed suggests that “even going through an exhausting of processes can have creative potential.” As much as exhaust signals finality, then, it also acquiesces to a sort of futurity and, in Ahmed’s understanding, even hopefulness: what can develop after we have exhausted all possibilities?
As a verb, “to exhaust” signals depletion and overconsumption as well as fatigue and overexertion. We have exhausted, and we are exhausted; threats of environmental and economic
Each year, Rhetoric Society Quarterly publishes a special issue, the aims of which are to help set the intellectual agenda in rhetorical studies, encourage focused statements on timely topics in rhetorical studies by scholars working in related areas, attract participation by top scholars, and stimulate scholarly activity within the Rhetoric Society of America, such as pre-conference colloquia, convention sessions, and workshops. Recent special issues have addressed relations between rhetoric and disability (2020), demagoguery (2019), and the more-than-human (2017), to name only three examples. As Rhetoric Society Quarterly’s incoming associate editor for special issues, I am pleased to invite proposals for the 2023 special issue.
Comhfhios Boston College
February 25-26, 2022
Connolly House, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
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.
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.