From Salman Rushdie’s Twitter feed and Amazon reviews to Bookstagram and GoogleScholar, there is no doubt that digital technology has had a significant impact on the literary landscape. And yet in literary studies, our engagement with the impact of digital technology on how literature is read, criticized, and produced is still in its infancy. Much of the existing research on digital literary studies is focused on anomalous projects that are closer to performance art pieces than what we might call mainstream literary culture or they study pre-digital literary topics using digital humanities tools and methods. While this research is necessary and valuable, it does not often concern itself with digital-born literary culture—i.e.
NeMLA conference in Baltimore, MD, March 10-13, 2022
In her 2009 book Frames of War, Judith Butler theorizes the frames of recognizability that enable a particular culture of war to take hold, shaping our “affective and ethical dispositions through a selective and differential framing of violence.” But more than just a diagnostic, Butler makes an ethical demand to become critical readers who can “frame the frame,” notice where the frame breaks, and enact other models of moral responsiveness. Looking back at this seminal work, this panel launches from one of the primary sites that Butler focalizes, Guantánamo Bay Prison, to re-evaluate the entangled frames of war and mass incarceration.
Call for Papers
Conference: Women’s Rights and Global Adaptations of Shakespeare
November 25-26, 2021
Freie Universität Berlin
Following the success of the previous event, we are delighted to once again organize this premier academic event that will address the most pressing needs and emerging trends in the field. Join us for three days of learning. Engage in discussions with our prestigious panel of speakers and your peers. Share your own research findings. Whether you are applying to present at the event or are looking to join as an attendee, it will be our pleasure to welcome you to the social sciences conference 2021.
Call for Submissions: Narratives of precarious migrancy in the Global South (edited collection)
This edited collection is under contract with Routledge and will appear in their “Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures” series (expected publication 2023).
We are now looking for a small number of additional essays and are particularly interested in essays addressing representations of migration within Latin American and the Caribbean, including internal displacement, and migration literature from the Middle East, especially but not exclusively Syria.
Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021
2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference
Virtual Event, hosted by Ball State University, 29-30 October 2021
The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following two topics for inclusion at the 2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference.
CFP: Understanding WPA Readiness and Renewal
Editors: Joe Janangelo and Mark Blaauw-Hara
We invite 250-word proposals for a proposed edited collection entitled Understanding WPA Readiness and Renewal.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Gender Studies and Sexuality we would like to invite researchers, Ph.D. candidates, scholars, activists, and practitioners from various fields to participate and contribute to promoting and disseminating scientific knowledge in the area of gender studies and sexuality.
The 6th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences is a must-attend event for the academic community. Join us on the 19-21 of November in the dynamic city of Paris. IACHSS continues to recruit top speakers in the field, showcase findings from the latest research, and provide premier networking opportunities.
Call for Papers
Exploring Authenticity in Contemporary Literatures in English
A Symposium sponsored by ‘Identities’ at Reading
Department of English Literature
University of Reading
01-02 November 2021
The University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia invites you to the 2021 Online and In-person Conference of the Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia, Law and Love (in and beyond Pandemic Times): Images and Narratives, Histories and Cultures.
The conference will be held on 30 November to 2 December with a postgraduate day on 29 November.
CALL FOR PAPERS
What is a hero? Some might define a hero as “someone who gives of himself, often putting his own life at great risk for the greater good of others. Outside of the standard dashing war portraits of men/women facing the gates of Hell, the most heroic are often the most ordinary of people doing ordinary things for a greater humane purpose” (www.guardian.com). According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a hero is “a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” In World Literatures, sometimes neither of these definitions appropriately define, represent, or determine who or what a hero/heroine truly exemplifies.
This panel aims to approach the Female Gothic through texts and other media ranging from the 19th to the 21st century in Latin America and Spain, including Latinx authors living in the United States. With the publication of the foundational Literary Women in 1976, Emily Moers coined the term “female gothic” in the second wave of the feminist movement.
The 49th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 24-26, 2022. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, philosophy, performance, digital media, and theatre). Work by creative writers is also invited. We also accept critical-creative panel submissions that address issues of poetics, craft, or writing practices. Title of panel should highlight the issue addressed.
Food is essential for human life and plays an important role in social and cultural practices around the world. University courses centered on food contribute to a diverse and growing corpus of work that examines the significance of food in relation cultural representation, access, equity, justice, health and environmental issues.
Sports and Soccer in Mediterranean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures
NEMLA Conference, Baltimore (MD), 10-13 March 2022
Francesco Brenna, Towson University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Erin Twohig, Georgetown University (email@example.com)
This panel examines the presence of soccer/football in Mediterranean cultures—from literature and visual arts, to cinema and history, to music and philosophy. We welcome papers on soccer in cultural production from any part of the Mediterranean world, including comparative approaches, as well as papers on literary and artistic aspects of the sport in journalism and media.
The Indian Review of World Literature in English
CALL FOR PAPERS ON ETHNIC LITERATURE
he Indian Review of World Literature in English, a Peer Reviewed and Indexed Journal on World Literature in English in circulation since July 2005, invites research articles and book Reviews on Ethnic Literature for the forthcoming January, 2022 issue.
The ubiquity of social media and technology affects how people perceive and care for the world (digital and physical) around them. This panel engages scholars on how a seemingly endless stream of information causes readers to waffle on the precipice of fake news and misinformation, creating a threat to cultural representations, critical literacy, discourse, and cultural misinformation in virtual spaces. Scholars will explore the impacts of or potential means of combating increasingly pervasive fake news in a society reliant on digital information.
This session will deal with the ways that a feminist and/or genderqueer praxis in art curatorship can address historical inequalities in the art world.
Since the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the Arctic (understood here as the circumpolar region around and north of the Arctic Circle) has entered worldwide public discussion to an unprecedented extent. As a global climate archive and the site of various scrambles for resources, it has become the centre of attention within debates on climate change and global geopolitics.
This panel invites papers exploring new subjects and approaches in the field of cognitive literary studies and, especially, cognitive poetics. We are interested in investigations of both the formal and the cultural/historical convergence of literary and cognitive research. What poems, novels, stories, etc. could be newly read and understood with the aid of insights and frameworks borrowed from such disciplines as experimental psychology and neuroscience? But also, why is it that literary scholars can turn to cognitive theories as plausible hermeneutical models in the first place? Where does the resonance between the concerns of writers and scientists, which today we seem to take for granted, come from?
NeMLA's 53rd Convention will be held in Baltimore, MD between March 10-13, 2022. More information here: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html
This NeMLA panel invites abstracts between 200-300 words that engage with questions and frameworks of dissent that have erupted in the recent socio-political movements led by women and female identifying subjects in the time of the pandemic, and consider the possibilities of forging radical plurinational and intersectional feminist solidarities.
Please read the detailed CFP below:
Dr. Soumaya Bouacida, University of 20th August 1955, Skikda, Algeria
Conference Date: 20 th Decembre, 2021
-Dr. Robert Clarke is a senior lecturer in English studies, and Head of Discipline, English, in the school of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. He is the editor of several books and issues such as Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Power and Representation in Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures(2009), “Travel and Celebrity Culture”(special issue in Postcolonial Studies), and The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing (2018)
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies i(2791-6553) nvites submissions for the second issue of the journal - a general issue on Literature and Drama Studies.
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal that serves as a forum for multi- and interdisciplinary discussions across Literature and Drama Studies, providing academicians, scholars, professionals, and students with the opportunity to disseminate their research to a diverse audience of peers and professionals.
The second issue aims to cover literary and theatrical works in general.
Horror films have long held a place in cinematic history as an expression of the monstrous, the un-nameable, and the unknown. They are a powerful point of catharsis in which viewers see their deepest fears played out onscreen, whether the threat is fully embodied or less concretely defined. As a result, grief and loss have always figured heavily in this genre.
13th Latina/o/x Communities Conference: Building Bridges/Construyendo Puentes
2021 Theme: Afro-Latinx and Caribbean Identities
West Chester University
Call for Presentations
In 2021 the LCC is holding a hybrid event, with one day of virtual presentations on September 29th and a second day of in-person celebrations, on September 30th.
Each year, our interdisciplinary conference provides a creative space to enhance the understanding of Latina/o/x issues, contributions, and cultures. We pride ourselves in serving as a link between academia and local communities, institutions and organizations
ROUNDTABLE NARRATIVES AND MENTAL HEALTH (South Atlantic MLA, November 4–6, 2021, Atlanta/Georgia)
Extended Deadline! Collection Mental Health Narratives – History, Concepts, Education, Practice
Edited by Ronja Bodola, PhD; Michelle B. Moore, PsyD; Cody Roi, D.O.
In the last ten years, youth literature, as a US institution, has had a major reckoning with its complicity in systemic racism and oppression. This reckoning has taken place in direct relationship to social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and We Need Diverse Books, all of which are rooted in communities of color. For example, in my book, Side by Side: US Empire, Puerto Rico and the Roots of American Youth Literature and Culture (UP Mississippi, March 2021), I argue that the study of youth literature in the US was built on a purposeful separation from fields like Ethnic Studies. This was the case despite the fact that youth literature has always been rooted in multiracial, multilingual epistemologies.