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Edited Collection: Rewriting the Abortion Narrative

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 9:02am
Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

 

Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture

With the Supreme Court poised to radically change or even overturn Roe v. Wade after hearing the Mississippi Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, critical attention is being turned toward the changing ways popular culture depicts abortion. Popular culture is uniquely positioned to offer these narratives, particularly given the research that suggests that the way abortion is depicted in popular culture impacts cultural perceptions of abortion and may even, as Steph Herold has noted, “have very real ‘policy implications,’ particularly in such a politically charged climate.”   

'Women's Genre Writing: From Turkey to the Rest of the World'

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:46am
Ozyegin University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

'Women's Genre Writing: From Turkey to the Rest of the World'
A one-day, online symposium, 29 April 2022
Organized as part of the Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction Network
Özyeğin University
With support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK

 

 Keynote Speakers:

 Maureen Freely (The University of Warwick)
 Aron Aji (The University of Iowa)

Deadline Approaching: Adolescence in Film and Television (April 13-16, 2022); Proposals due January 21, 2022

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 12:11am
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart / Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture Association Conference, to be held virtually April 13-16, 2022. The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is January 21, 2022.

Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and graduate students.

How Things Will Go: Genre and Infrastructure in the Environmental Humanities (ASAP/13)

updated: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 5:48pm
Rebecca Oh, ASAP/13 (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022

Genre and infrastructure are both structuring forms that shape how things will go. Generic narrative worlds shape emplotment, likely or unlikely events, types of characters, in/appropriate actions, and readerly expectations; genre organizes both narrative elements and the relations between them by creating frames and edges through which to interpret the world. Likewise, infrastructures organize things and the relations between them, whether by enabling or blocking the movement of people and objects. They constrain or facilitate uses and perceptions. This seminar will consider the affordances of genre for infrastructure and of infrastructure for genre, asking how these structuring forms are being taken up in the environmental humanities.

Re: Telling and Re: Form

updated: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 9:55am
Indiana University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Call for Papers

“Re: Telling and Re: Form”

19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington

Dates: Friday May 13th – Saturday May 14th, 2022

 

Cleopatra and the Celebrity of Infinite Vareity (edited collection)

updated: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 1:53pm
Dr. Courtney A. Druzak (DigiPen Institute of Technology) and Margaret J. Yankovich, M.I. (Independent Scholar), editors
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

 

UPDATED WITH NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE OF FEBRUARY 15, 2022

Deadline Extension: The Limen in Upheaval (Madrid, Spain)

updated: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 7:09am
The Fourth Postgraduate Seminar in Liminality Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

PS[L]S 4: The Limen in Upheaval

April 28th-29th, 2022, Madrid, Spain

The Postgraduate Seminar in Liminality Studies:

Hotels & Crisis: Historical and Cultural Perspectives

updated: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 5:36am
Kevin James
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Hotels & Crisis: Historical and Cultural Perspectives (Deadline extended)

25-26 June 2022

London, UK

Scholars exploring histories and stories of hotels have identified many ways in which they have been actively embroiled within civil conflicts. They are sites of violence and of refuge. They are communication and command centres. They are also sites for diplomacy which aims to bring conflict to an end. Hotels have often been ‘soft’ targets in conflicts, because of their high level of openness compared to other institutions. Potent symbolisms and distinctive affordances have made hotels significant shapers of conflict.

Children of Climate Crisis

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 8:41pm
Childhood and Youth Studies Caucus Sponsored Panel- ASA(American Studies Association) 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

How do children respond to a “roof on fire?” What can young people teach us about the future when the world is ending?

The Children and Youth Studies Caucus invites participants examining children’s experiences of and responses to climate change. Our discussion may address the following questions:

-What is the role of the child within climate change movements?

-How do young people articulate climate crisis, imagine and enact environmental change or simply survive a changing world?

-How are the young people of New Orleans and Louisiana addressing climate crisis and environmental disaster?

-Transnationally, what strategies of survival and change are children and young people enacting in their communities?

80 Years and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of Canadian Comics

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 7:35pm
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

The Canadian Parliament passed the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) late in 1940 to preserve its currency for the war effort by limiting the importation of nonessential goods. Periodicals, including popular American comic books, were one casualty. Within a few months, Canadian artists and entrepreneurs responded by launching a domestic comic book industry often regarded as Canada’s golden age of comics. This industry produced four publishing companies and six years of original Canadian comics production, including Robin Hood Comics and Triumph-Adventure Comics, which featured Adrian Dingle’s Nelvana of the Northern Lights, one of the earliest female superheroes in comics.

Critical Race Theory in 2022 - Deadline in 3 weeks!

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 2:30pm
Journal of Critical Race Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

This special issue of the Journal for Critical Race Inquiry aims to theorize, historicize, and challenge contemporary misreadings of and antagonisms toward Critical Race Theory. Last summer, an attack on Critical Race Theory was launched in a series of articles in the conservative magazine City Journal. The attack gained momentum when the articles’ author appeared on the Tucker Carlson show and drew the attention of then-President Trump. “Critical Race Theory” came to signify and conflate everything from diversity training and employment equity to critical thinking about white privilege or the history of racism and colonialism in the United States to campaigns to defund the police.

CFP: Routledge Companion to Cultural Texts and the Nation

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 1:03pm
Sheera Talpaz / Oberlin College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

We invite prospective contributions for the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Cultural Texts and the Nation, an exciting new addition to the growing, dynamic book series

 

Despite robust discourse on globalization and a perhaps momentary preoccupation with post-nationalism toward the end of the 20th century, nation and nationalism continue their tenacious hold on our imaginations—a hold that, given the state of global politics, surely deserves further and renewed explanation, unpacking, and critique. 

 

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

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 4:58am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

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

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

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 4:54am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

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

HJEAS Books, New Series: RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 4:54am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

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.

Environments and Communities: Interdisciplinary Conversations on de/Constructing Environment and Embodying Community

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 1:34pm
32nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 16, 2022

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.

Indiana English : Journal Submissions

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 12:41pm
Indiana English (supported by the Indiana College English Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

 Indiana English is a competitive, peer-reviewed academic journal where faculty-scholars and graduate students alike can publish literary criticism, creative works, pedagogical scholarship, or other work in their fields. The journal is published online and is open access. Indiana English encourages submissions on the role of English studies in the Midwest but will consider submissions on any topic related to English literature and criticism, linguistics, or pedagogy. We also publish original creative work (fiction, poetry, creative and literary nonfiction, and photography).

International Conference "The Uncanny in Language, Literature and Culture"

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 9:04am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with ISBN.

The twentieth-century literature and culture tended to explore and to celebrate subjectivity. But this tendency did not mean the turn to the self, but beyond the self, or as Charles Taylor puts it, “to a fragmentation of experience which calls our ordinary notions of identity into question”. 

International Conference "Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures"

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 9:03am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with ISBN.

This conference will provide a deeper look into the dynamic and complex relation between construction, codes, language, expression, on one side and the crisis of representations, traumas, discontinuities and tensions in discourses, on the other. This will be conducted according to three research areas:

  1. The anachronism

  2. Narratives and discourse

International Conference “From Stabat Mater to Mater Movens: Analysing Discourses on Motherhood”

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 9:02am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with ISBN.

This conference aims at exploring motherhood and its diverse cultural representations, while interrogating the ways in which such representations impact on individual and collective experiences of motherhood. Thus, we attempt at examining motherhood both as a personal experience and as an institution, as well as observing the nuances involved in the interaction between both.

Women in World(-)Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 8:57am
English and Comparative Literary Studies, The University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

Abstract deadline:

30th January 2022

Email to:

 womeninworldlitconference@gmail.com

Conference date: 

Wednesday 22nd June 2022.

Please note that this is a trans-inclusive event.

 

 

“A single but radically uneven world-system; a singular modernity, combined and uneven; and a literature that variously registers this combined unevenness in both its form and its content to reveal itself as, properly speaking, world-literature…”

CALL-FOR-PAPERS on Caste, Social Formation and Political Mobilization

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 5:02am
Centre for Social Studies, Netaji Subhas Open University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 16, 2022

Caste and caste-based practices are understood to be predominantly associated with the Indian subcontinent and broadly Hinduism. This structural, exclusionary process operates on entrenched, subconscious notions of heritable hierarchy, trans-historically modified by capitalism, environmental progressions, liberal democratization, globalization and other complex socioeconomic rocesses. The changing dynamics of these complex social patterns are equally susceptible to postmodern discourses of categories and identities, decolonial and postcolonial critical movements and political imaginaries that range from reification of status quo to challenging the immutability of the nation state.

Modernism in Motion

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:39am
ESSE 16 conference, Mainz, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Call for seminar presentation proposals at the 16th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) conference (Mainz, Germany, 29 August-2 September 2022)

2022 Salzburg Easter School | MA and PhD Forum | Romantic Fairy Tales into Opera

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:39am
Salzburg Easter School 2022 | Salzburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022


2022 Salzburg Easter School – MA- and PhD-Forum

In the context of the 2022 Salzburg Easter Festival

4-8 April 2022, Salzburg University

Romantic Fairy Tales into Opera 

 

Meridian Literary Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:39am
Multimeans Media International, Research Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Meridian Literary Journal is currently accepting new submissions. The journal publishes poems, short stories and scholarly articles.

Meridian Literary Journal aims to be a truly literary platform fulfilling the primary aim of Literature to entertain through the publication of original poetry and short fictions.  It seeks also to support scholars share their research with the global academic community by publishing research and review articles on any area of Literary Studies. 

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