Recent debates on canonicity have focused on how canons are a product of social and historical conditions as well as of reception. Texts become canonical when they are felt to embody the spirit of an age or to voice concerns considered universal at a particular moment. But what about the texts themselves? Can any text become canonical in any way? Or are there any specific textual reasons for such an elevated status? This latter question is what our symposium wishes to address.
Primary Area / Secondary Area:French and Francophone Chair(s): Rhita Iraqi (Université Hassan II-Casablanca, Maroc) Abstract:
Les rapports sociaux ont souvent été définis par des rapports de domination qui instaurent une hiérarchie entre les femmes et les hommes avec un pouvoir d’autorité accordé à ces derniers. Cette domination masculine se reflète, au sein de la société, à travers la répartition des rôles entre les deux sexes, la présence dans l'espace public et les prérogatives accordées aux hommes.
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory welcomes proposals for guest-edited special issues covering a specific topic relating to narrative. JNT is a refereed, international journal that showcases theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative in a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural contexts. JNT is multi-genre, multi-period, multi-national.
Twenty-first Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (Virtual)
October 26-27, 2022
THEME: READING, WRITING, DIGITAL LITERACIES, EQUITY, AND ACCESS
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022
Concurrent sessions (webinars on Zoom)
Plenary Session 1: 1 PM EST Plenary session speaker: Dr. Maisha Wester, British Academy
Global Professor, School of English, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
Dr Nick Turner and Dr Nicola Darwood are looking for two additional essays for an edited collection on the topic of place and space in fiction by interwar women writers in English, which is under consideration by a UK university press.
We are seeking proposals for work on Nella Larsen, Una Marson, Zora Neale Hurston and other writers from the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. Topics may include, but are not restricted to:
Portrayal of the home
Homelessness and displacement
Boundaries and borders
Rural space/use of the pastoral
The seaside, coast and liminal spaces
The Digital Environmental Humanities.
Towards Theory and Praxis.
General Call for Papers
Journal of Ecohumanism invites contributors to submit their articles.
Submission Deadline: throughout a year
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
All HJEAS’ archived issues are available on JSTOR, the largest, most available website for humanities journals, current issues are also accessible electronically on ProQuest, including the most recent indexed by the SCOPUS database, indexed and abstracted by the MLA International Bibliography. For more about the HJEAS go to: [https://ojs.lib.unideb.hu/hjeas/about].
Media Mutations International Conference – 13th Edition
"Audiovisual Data: Data-Driven Perspectives for Media Studies"
Deparment of the Arts, University of Bologna (Italy) – DamsLab, 6th-7th October 2022
Organized by Giorgio Avezzù (University of Bergamo) and Marta Rocchi (University of Bologna)
In collaboration with Mirko Degli Esposti and Guglielmo Pescatore (University of Bologna)
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Monika Bednarek, Professor in Linguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia
Being in debt
Workshop – University of Oxford, 6th September 2022
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
SOCIAL CHANGE AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE:
REPRESENTATIONS IN CARIBBEAN LITERATURE AND PERFORMANCE CULTURES
Online Symposium, 22nd – 23rd September 2022
Expressions of interest are sought for contributions to a planned special issue of Australian Feminist Studies(Routledge/Taylor & Francis) devoted to the topic of ‘Wealth’. We anticipate publishing wide-ranging sets of ideas that capture the current and emerging challenges and opportunities for feminist thinkers examining aspects of wealth in our present moment.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SPECIAL ONE ACT PLAY ANTHOLOGY 'HELLO GODOT!'
Fresh Words-An International Literary Magazine is accepting
submissions for Special One Act Play Anthology 'Hello Godot!'. Please
send all submissions to email@example.com as per
the following guidelines:
1. The One Act Play must have GODOT (Reference 'Waiting for Godot') as
a character OR motif OR there should be recurring reference of GODOT
in the work.
2. We shall not accept works promoting or glorifying- violence, sexual
abuse, racism , hatred or any political ideology.
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Volume 18.1 (Fall 2023) will feature the forum
“Early Modern Women and Climate”
This NeMLA panel convenes literary critics, media scholars, and poets themselves to ask how social media platforms are transforming the reading and writing of contemporary poetry. Panelists may consider to what extent the participatory dynamics of Web 2.0 now condition the politics of contemporary poetry, where “politics” signifies both the institutional lifeforms of poetry’s production and circulation, and the ostensible public efficacy of poems themselves. We may ask how poetry’s relationships to activist praxis and to social movements like Black Lives Matter in the U.S., for example, have been mediated by social media.
JOCPC is now accepting articles for the Fall 2022 issue focusing on children in the political sphere. We have kept the theme open-ended and invite works across a wide range of disciplines where researchers are addressing the presence and/or representation of children occupying roles of leadership, activism, and advocacy. This may also include an investigation of the ways children and childhood is variously arrogated.
The International Piers Plowman Society will meet in London on July 6-8, 2023.
The mixed race, multi-racial, bi-racial, mulatto, or hapa figure is already one of crossing boundaries and as such transgressive, provocative, resilient in the face of anti-miscegenation and homogeneity. It speaks to embodiment and yet, as Claudine Chiawei O’Hearn notes in Half + Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial + Bicultural, “skin color and place of birth are not accurate signifiers of identity” (xiv). This panel seeks papers that investigate this figure in fiction as a multifaceted site of social interrogation, intersectionality, and personal identity. Topics could include, but are not limited to:
Mixed racial identities, multiculturalism
Passing or dominant culture adjacency
NeMLA 2023: Niagara Falls, NY. March 23-26, 2023.
The Routledge Companion to Ecopoetics offers comprehensive coverage of the vital and growing movement of ecopoetics. We understand the term ecopoetics as including innovative approaches to the entanglement of individuals, cultures, and languages with the natural systems that permeate and envelop them. We begin with the assumption that ecopoetics is not a genre such as ecopoetry or nature poetry, but rather a dynamic field of inquiry and a laboratory for new ways of knowing. The collection will be global in scope, with contributors drawn from a wide range of nations, ethnicities, and gender identities.
Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University
Keynote Speaker: Mara Mills
Date: November 4-5, 2022
Following generative discussions unveiling the potentiality of reading the horror genre through the lens of class analysis, this seminar invites contributions that highlight the role of racial and heteropatriarchal capitalism in cinematic horror narratives. Together with seminar participants, we are interested in adding a novel line of inquiry, which perhaps has not been thoroughly explored, to the rich theoretical scholarship that has grown around the horror genre. Echoing Mark Steven (2017), we will ask: How are contemporary horror movies responding, absorbing, or resisting the dynamics of capitalism beyond a liberal understanding of identity politics?
Annual Congress of the French Shakespeare Society
“Folio & Co: Shakespeare and the Theatrum Libri”
March 23-25th, 2023
Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale, Paris 14e
Call for AbstractsAnthony Bourdain and Philosophy Edited by Scott Calef The Carus Books Popular Culture and Philosophy Series(Please Circulate Widely!) Abstracts are being sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to any aspect of the life, work and legacy of Anthony Bourdain to be published by Carus Books (the editorial team behind the similar series by Open Court). Anthony Bourdain was a pop culture icon, celebrity chef, multi-times bestselling author, armchair philosopher, activist and travel documentarian. He has been everywhere, seemingly met everyone worth meeting (e.g.
Victor LaValle dedicated his 2016 horror novella The Ballad of Black Tom, a work that reimagines a racially-charged Lovecraftian universe by centering it around the Black experience, “To H.P. Lovecraft, with all my conflicted feelings”. LaValle’s ambiguous feelings as both a reader and author are shared by many students of the Gothic as they adjust recognizable and occasionally exclusive generic boundaries to better encompass varied, eclectic, and sometimes invisible or problematically visible identities.
“Germany is one of the most committed operators of international artist residencies,” asserts the self-description of the “Working Group of German International Residency Programs.” Among German residencies are Villa Massimo in Rome, Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto, and many others. Together, these institutions form a global network coordinated by actors such as the Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut. This network plays a key role both in Germany’s foreign cultural policy and in supporting literature and the arts.
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals for the volume: Fix It Fics: Challenging the Status Quo through Fan Fiction edited by Kaitlin Tonti (Albright College).
This edited collection of essays is seeking chapters that consider fan fiction as a force for change, a response to trauma, and a way of encouraging inclusivity. It will also consider how performed fan fiction, or fan fiction acknowledged by the original creators impacts fandom canon.
The planetary event characterised as Anthropocene in our times shares a particular relationship with the Modernist milieu which sought to represent the conflicts that extend to the non-human and the more-than-human world. Scattered through Eliot’s poetic oeuvre is the speculation of how to think seriously about the planet. Every street lamp that Eliot’s lyric persona passes from beats like a “fatalistic drum” with Bergsonian élan vital (the creative force) which informs both the human and the non-human world. This roundtable invites contributions which will explore the non-human aspects in Eliot’s poems.
The Department of English and American Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of Masaryk University are pleased to announce a call for papers for their interdisciplinary conference held in Brno, Czech Republic on two full conference days on 25–26 November 2022.
Resilience is a word used to describe the ability to sustain adversity. Graphic narratives situate the debates about resilience in the realm of popular culture. Many graphic narratives depict the themes of resilience which have emerged as a result of socio-political upheaval, existential urges and institutional threats. Works such as Persepolis, Bhimayana, Fun Home and Nat Turner graphically depict the story of the immigrant experience, caste, gender and race issues based on the varied forms of worded and pictorial texts.