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Religion, Faith and the Fantastic

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:29am
Inklings Gesellschaft für Literatur und Ästhetik e.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Often drawing from religious mythology, fantastic literature has been intricately linked to religious themes since before the mid-twentieth century, when Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, a religious allegory (although he insisted that it was not), and Tolkien formulated his understanding of fantasy as a sub-creation. In His Dark Materials (1995-2000), Philip Pullman creates a New Eve and imagines a frail deity no longer in control. A myriad of fantastic fiction — such as Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (1996) and Neil Gaiman's American Gods (2001) — also looks at the displacement or immigration of old gods as well as the creation of new ones.

Buddhism and American Writing

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
Maxine Hong Kingston & George Saunders Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

There have been several recent studies of literary writing as something that crosses between secular artistry and religious practice, for example Kyle Garton-Gundling’s Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present and Avram Alpert’s  A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us About Living Well Without Perfection. The writers who are discussed in relation to Buddhism and other religions spreading from Asia to the West has increased since the Beats were the “usual suspects,” but it was surprising that Buddhism was rarely mentioned in the recent obituaries of bell hooks.

2022 NEH Summer Seminar "Printing and the Book During the Reformation: 1450-1650" at Ohio State University

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
James Madison University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Please consider applying to the forthcoming National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers on continuity and change in the production, dissemination, and reading of Western European books during the 200 years following the advent of printing with movable type. The seminar will pose the governing question of whether the advent of printing was a necessary precondition for the Protestant Reformation. Participants will consider ways in which elements such as book layout, typography, illustration, and paratext (e.g., prefaces, glosses, and commentaries) shaped the responses of readers.

Words, Music and Propaganda

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Words, Music and Propaganda

September 15-17, 2022

Faculty of Arts/Faculty of Education

University of Maribor

Koroška cesta 160

2000 Maribor

The fifth Words and Music conference organized by the English Department of the Faculty of Arts and the Music Department of the Faculty of Education at the University of Maribor will explore the relation between words, music and propaganda, and the place of that relation in history and in modern contemporary culture.

Audiovisual Translation and Minority Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
"G. d'Annunzio University" of Chieti-Pescara
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 7, 2022

Audiovisual Translation and Minority Cultures

International Conference

 

Sponsored by CenTras (Centre for Translation Studies @UCL - UK), AIA (Italian Association for English Studies) and CUSVE (The University Centre for Victorian and Edwardian Studies)

 

Museo delle Genti d’Abruzzo

Pescara, 3-4 June 2022

 

Call for Papers

 

Nature: Animal, Moral, Technological

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
Association for Philosophy and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 3, 2022

When, in his Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802), William Wordsworth insisted that an “overbalance of pleasure” entails the “circumstance of meter,” he confirmed a philosophical assumption far older than Kant's theory of the sublime. The pervasive assumption—which, today, can be tracked in an on-going 

“affective turn” (necessarily entangled in matters of form and style)—is that the artificial makes possible an understanding of the natural. 

English and American literature, literary theory, and cultural history

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
The AnaChronisT
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

The New Series of The AnaChronisT invites academic papers for its 2022 issue by 4 April 2022.

We welcome essays in any field of English and American literature, literary theory, and cultural history.

Selection of articles to be published is based on readers’ reports from members of the Editorial Board and on double-blind peer-reviewing by experts of the given subject. For further information, please visit "For Authors" >> "Stylesheet" and "Submission"

On Poverty and Its Eradication

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:25am
Frontiers
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

In collaboration with the Open Access journals of Frontiers (www.frontiersin.org) we are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an article collection:

"On Poverty and Its Eradication"

 

Submission Deadlines:

28 February 2022 - Abstract

30 April 2022 - Manuscript

 

Visit the collection homepage for the full description of the project:

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/27921/

 

Participating Journals - manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:

CfP: Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty. A Sociological Perspective

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:25am
Frontiers
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

In collaboration with the Open Access journals of Frontiers (www.frontiersin.org) we are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an article collection:

"Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty. A Sociological Perspective"

 

Submission Deadlines:

31 March 2022 - Abstract

15 June 2022 - Manuscript

 

Visit the collection homepage for the full description of the project:

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/30648/

 

Panel Ttile: Sindiwe Magona - Chronicling South Africa’s Tumultuous Path to Freedom and Beyond

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:22am
Panel in ALA 2022 Conference - Adversity and Creativity (African Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

Panel in ALA 2022 Conference - Adversity and Creativity (African Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse), May 18-21, 2022 (ONLINE CONFERENCE)

Panel title: Sindiwe Magona: Chronicling South Africa’s Tumultuous Path to Freedom and Beyond

“The Politics of Sound” - Intersections | Cross-sections (IS|CS) Annual Graduate Conference 2022

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture , at X* University & York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

“The Politics of Sound” - Intersections | Cross-sections (IS|CS) Annual Graduate Conference 2022

Presented by the joint graduate program in Communication & Culture , at X* University & York University

March 18th - 19th, 2022 - Virtual and in-person programming.

Call for presentations: “The Politics of Sound”

Deadline for submissions: Monday January 10th, 11:59pm EST.

 

ALA 2022: Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

American Literature Association Conference

May 26-29, 2022

Chicago, IL

Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

This past April, the highly anticipated documentary, Hemingway (2021), premiered on PBS, coupled with watch parties and much discussion of reactions to the film.  The reception of the documentary spurred debate, provided new perspectives of Hemingway through visual footage and images, and perhaps most importantly, presented the author’s life and work to a public audience, inviting both casual and dedicated readers to watch and learn. 

MLA 2023: Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

2023 Modern Language Association Convention

January 5-8, 2023

San Francisco, CA

Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

Call For Papers: Process Volume 6, Issue 2: On Apathy

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:18am
Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship invites submissions for Issue 6.2, On Apathy. For this issue, we seek thought-provoking, critical work from a range of disciplines and perspectives. Approaches to the topic might consider but are not limited to:

  • Social, emotional, mental, and/or physical fatigue/burnout

  • Desire to detach from reality

  • Lack of emotional engagement and motivation

  • Relationships to “The Great Resignation”

  • COVID apathy/vaccine apathy

  • Apathy standing in the way of institutional change

  • Apathy precluding social change

Online Workshop "The Decaying Female Body in Horror Cinema"

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The horror genre in film follows from the literary tradition established by Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley, eliciting physiological and psychological reactions through suspense, gore, the macabre and the supernatural. Horror films transfix and terrify audiences in equal measure, unfailingly achieving suspension of disbelief because fear is a universal emotion. The position occupied by female characters in horror cinema is often ambivalent, ranging from victims of violence to perpetrators of dread. Relying in part on Julia Kristeva's theory of abjection, we will investigate representations of decaying female bodies in cinema. Kristeva defines horror as a breakdown in meaning caused by the loss of boundaries between self and other.

Critical Orwell

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

The theme of Critical Orwell: an online conference (12-14 April 2022) is how Orwell is critical and in crisis: how Orwell’s views and work matter; how Orwell operated as a judge and fault-finder, and occasionally as a pessimist; and how Orwell is a figure whose prejudices raise important questions about his canonical status in Anglo-American culture and beyond. How and why is Orwell critical now?

Call for papers

Critical Orwell invites proposals for 15-minute scholarly presentations that consider any aspect of Orwell’s life and work in relation to the conference theme: crisis; criticism; criticality. 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Poetics and Extraction

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

In “Tarhands: A Messy Manifesto,” Métis scholar Warren Cariou rewrites William Carlos Williams’ poem “This Is Just to Say” into a time capsule to be opened in a hundred years:

 

This is just to say

We’ve burned up all the oil

and poisoned the air

you were probably hoping to breathe.

Forgive us.

It was delicious

the way it burned

so bright and

so fast.

 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Feminist Critique Here and Now

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:16am
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

What is the continued role of feminist theory and feminist analysis in literary studies today in these lands claimed by Canada?  How and why is feminist analysis still relevant to our work? We seek contributions for a special issue of Canadian Literature on feminist critique and/in Canada today.

Conference on Posthumanism and the Ecological Crisis 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:16am
Brainware University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

The 1st Conference on Posthumanism and the Ecological Crisis organized by the Department of English & Literary Studies, Brainware University will be held on January 29, 2022. The objective is to motivate and assist esteemed faculty members, research scholars, and students from various institutions in sharing their work through presentations and publication of their state-of-the-art research.

Hopkins, Voice, and Echo

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:15am
International Hopkins Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Conference dates: 23 and 24 September 2022; to be held online via Zoom

DEADLINE EXTENDED!: Comhfhios Boston College Graduate Student Conference

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:15am
Irish Studies Program at Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Deadline extended!

 

Comhfhios Boston College is an interdisciplinary Irish Studies Conference. This year's theme is "Other Irelands" and the conference will take place in Chestnut Hill, MA on February 25-26, 2022. See full cfp below: 

 

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. 

“HOPE IN WORDS”: 2022 #DouglassWeek Poetry Competition*

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:09am
#DouglassWeek
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

#DouglassWeek is excited to invite poets, writers and other creators from around the world to submit entries for the second annual #Douglassweek poetry competition. This year, the theme of “Intergenerational Conversations” may inspire your creations.

 

Cultures of the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:06am
American Studies Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 22, 2022

Twenty-five years after Gloria Anzaldúa published Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, the U.S.–Mexico border is still “una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds.” As Anzaldúa would have predicted, this “bleed[ing]” is both violent and vital, destructive and constructive; anytime “a scab forms it hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country—a border culture.” However, in ways Anzaldúa failed to see, this “blood” does not flow from a single Chicanx “country,” but rather through two settler states, dozens of Native nations, and countless migrant communities: the “blood,” in other words, does not flow from a single “border culture,” but rather through a range of border cul

Society Must Be Inoculated: Covid-19, Governance, Propaganda

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:05am
The University of California Santa Cruz and Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

Since COVID-19’s first infection, the virus has mutated. Each expected virological mutation summons increased governmental and medical surveillance, received both positively and suspiciously by the public. The instituted state of exception was most aggressively diagnosed by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. Agamben, however,  is not alone in theorizing the pandemic. Thinkers like Slavoj Zizek, Jean-Luc Nancy, Sergio Benevenuto, and Catherine Malabou have also published reflections on the virus’s spread. In fact, a veritable sub-section of academic publishing has emerged due to the virus.

Art Exhibition Symposium, Portland Oregon USA

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:05am
Elisabeth Jones Art Center for Social and Environmental Justice
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Call for Papers - Art Exhibition Symposium, Portland Oregon USA 

Power Positions: A Dismantling of Phallacies

 

The Elisabeth Jones Art Center for Social and Environmental Justice 

516 NW 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

 

Keynote Speaker: TBA 

 

Symposium Dates: March 2022 – actual dates TBA

Exhibition Dates: January 6–March 18, 2022 

Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2022 

 

CFP: Total Cinema: Film and Design

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:05am
Disegno - Journal of Design Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

The next issue of Disegno will investigate, from the perspective of design culture, the contemporary role and significance of cinema, film, VR and moving image installations within the context of the institutional, technological, and media-related developments and lifeworld in the twenty-first century. Our basic aim is to shed more light on how critically oriented design culture studies conceive of design not as it is in the world but how it creates our lifeworlds (Lebenswelten) as seamless webs of discursive meanings and sensual experiences. On closer inspection, our particular interest lies in how this worlding (scil. es weltet) can be understood in the realms of cinema and film making.

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