We need to rethink the state. No one loves to hate the state more than a humanist. Yet does this critique serve us well? What do we mean by “the” state? Humanities scholars often take for granted a unified and homogenous idea of the state as a basis for critique. The settler colonial state, the necropolitical state, the neoliberal state; or perhaps less negatively, the welfare state, the developmentalist state, the liberal state. As this plethora of familiar models suggests, it should be impossible to talk about “the” state as a singular form, to equate it with one function or to define it by one pattern of experience. And yet such singular imaginaries often underpin humanistic engagement with the state.
Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2022
April 30th, 2022
University of California, Berkeley
Keynote: Dr. John Alba Cutler, University of California, Berkeley
Eighteenth-century women’s writing has attracted critical attention in recent years and the rise of the novel genre has faced reconsideration and re-evaluation accordingly. The fiction of women writers such as Eliza Haywood, Aphra Behn, Delariver Manley, and Penelope Aubin has undergone new editions and has come under critical focus to question their relationship to the canon and to theories of the novel. This workshop focuses on women writers alongside the canonical writers of the long eighteenth century and invites talks on various aspects of eighteenth-century novel. Talks on the intertextual relationships between canonical writers and non-canonical women writers and on theories of the novel are especially welcome.
Call for papers for Special Issue of English Language Notes
Pandemic!: COVID-19 and Literary Studies
61.1 (April 2023)
Jason Gladstone, Nan Goodman, Karim Mattar, co-editors
University of Colorado Boulder
POSTHUMANITIES AND CITIZENSHIP
Series edited by
Peggy Karpouzou and Nikoleta Zampaki
Romanian Literary History at a Crossroads
Mihai Iovănel’s History of Contemporary Romanian Literature: 1990-2020
and the Cultural-Materialist and Transnational Turn in Literary Studies
Special Issue 3/2022
Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Philologia
Call for Papers – LEA 11 (2022)
Deadline for submissions: May 8, 2022
Publication: December 2022
LEA is a peer-reviewed international scholarly journal based at the University of Florence that publishes original research papers in all areas of literature, linguistics, and philology.
We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for LEA 11 (2022):
Conflict and contrast in language and literature
Ex-position Feature Topic Call for Papers
Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921
(Guest Editors: Anne Fogarty, University College Dublin / Wei H. Kao, National Taiwan University)
Publication Date: December 2022 (Issue No. 48)
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022
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Sociological Research and Urban Children and Youth to be published by Emerald
Patrizia Albanese, and Rachel Berman, X* University, Canada, Xiaobei Chen, Carleton University, Canada
*undergoing a name change
Thematic focus and rationale
This panel follows the occasional tradition of examining Poe’s life and works in an Eastern Seaboard city where he once lived and wrote that happens to be hosting the Modern Language Association’s annual convention, but with a West Coast slant as the MLA gathers in a land that Poe called “Eldorado.” Synonymous with the California Gold Rush, 1849 was also the year of Edgar Allan Poe’s mysterious death. 1849 was a productive year for Poe.
Are you interested in eLearning? Do you have an idea to share about immersive environments, equitable multimedia principles, and/or justice in technology and online learning? The eLearning Consortium of Colorado (eLCC) is looking for students to participate in its annual conference, which will be held virtually this year from April 13th – April 15th. We are looking for the following:
How do issues of class, race, ethnicity, nationality, and gender affect the production and consumption of American humor? Please send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio by March 12th to Sam Chesters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE!
Call for Chapters
We have extended our call for papers deadline through April 1, 2022. We look forward to your proposals on Beyond the Occident in Fiction, Art, Media, and Film.
Beyond the Occident: Perspectives on Past, Present and Speculative Future in Fiction, Art, Media, and Film
To be edited by Sümeyra Buran and Jiré Emine Gözen.
Filolog / The Philologist is a peer-reviewed open access journal promoting contemporary theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to language, literature, and culture.
We publish papers in English, Serbian, Russian, German, French, and Italian.
The Origins of Global Shakespeare Studies
The guest editor of a special issue of Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance invites submissions on the topic of “The Origins of Global Shakespeare Studies”
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture of Florida Atlantic University invite paper proposals for a conference on “Bodies of Pain: Somaesthetic Explorations”that will be held November 3-4, 2022 at FAU’s Boca Raton campus. The conference’s call for papers is as follows:
Bodies of Pain: Somaesthetic Explorations
Editors: Wits Centre for Diversity Studies and Convivial Thinking Editorial Collective
The Oxfam Inequality Report is a yearly reminder of the pervasiveness and depth of embedded injustices and inequalities in our daily lives. Colonial trajectories continue to shape contemporary tendencies to universalise the constitutive elements of a ‘good life’, encapsulated in global goals such as the SDGs. The resultant erasure denies other social and political imaginaries, other ways of knowing and understanding the world; as the Zapatista say, ‘a world of many worlds’, wherein we collectively create pluriversal spaces to flourish.
CFP Edited Volume
Sea Change: Representations of Transformation in the Caribbean and Mediterranean
sea change n (from Shakespeare's The Tempest, I. ii. 403) 1: a profound or notable transformation 2: a substantial change in perspective, especially one which affects a group or society at large 3: archaic : a change brought about by the sea
Call for Papers – British Identities Medialised
Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of British Cultures
University of Salzburg, 17 to 19 November 2022
THE IDEA OF THE EDITED BOOK:
Law fostering sustainability and sustainable development is one of the fastest-developing, most challenging legal disciplines globally. Sustainability has many different definitions, but its essence was articulated by the Brundtland Commission, tasked by the UN in 1987 to formulate a global agenda for change: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. The edited volume “Law and Sustainability” analyses the ways on how law and legal profession should change and contribute to sustainability.
CFP: Annual University of Florida Marxist Reading Group Conference
“Marxism and Neoliberalism Today”
Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida
April 8-10, Gainesville, FL
Keynotes: Rachel Greenwald Smith (St. Louis University), Mitch Murray (Emory University), Patricia Ventura (Spelman College)
Conference Dates: Friday, March 25th and Saturday, March 26th, 2022
Location: Virtually with optional in-person opportunities from Washington State University, Pullman
Call for Papers
“Re-storying” Social Justice: Constructing Coalition at the Intersections of Theory, Community, Positionality, and Practice
By “re-storying,” I mean a retelling and imagining of stories that restore and continue cultural memories… [a] radical disruption of master narratives through the telling and retelling of stories that disrupt dominant formations of history and culture.
Studies in Popular Culture (SiPC), a journal of the Popular Culture Association in the South (PCAS), publishes articles on popular culture however mediated through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events--any of the material or conceptual conditions of life.
A multidisciplinary journal, SiPC gives preference to submissions that demonstrate familiarity with the body of scholarly work on popular culture but avoid the jargon associated with certain single-discipline studies. SiPC accepts submissions on all forms of popular culture (American or international) studied from the perspective of any discipline.
Program in Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh
Keynote Speaker: Haidee Wasson of Concordia University
Date: September 23-24
The University of Pittsburgh Film and Media Studies Program is pleased to announce “Moving/Pictures,” its eleventh Annual Graduate Student Conference.