Fungi occupy a liminal position as neither animal nor vegetal but are intimately connected to both biologically: as Eugenia Bone notes, paying attention to the fungal teaches us that “everything that lives is plural.” Fungal lives are multiple and collective, and what Anna Tsing calls the “unruly edges” of fungal individuality betrays the fact that they are “always too many.” This bifurcated perspective modeled by fungal relational entanglements suggests “unsettling and symbiotic relationships” where an objectified environment subsumed by a masterful Anthropos is abandoned for the sake of intra-active becomings (as Karen Barad suggests).
The panel seeks to examine Russian realist novels and their impact on other world literatures of the nineteenth and twentieth century, as well as contemporary authors, and study the possible connections between the Russian realist tradition and other texts that can be potentially related to its literary legacy. We invite abstracts devoted specifically to the analysis of any aspect of Russian realist novels of the nineteenth century, as well as papers on broader philosophical and social issues relevant to the Russian realist novel tradition and its influence world-wide.
The proposed interdisciplinary panel examines the rich relationship of music and literary works within various world literatures focusing primarily on the twentieth century, but presentations within a broader time frame will also be considered. We invite a wide range of papers investigating the author’s technique of representing music in literature, examining aesthetic, historical and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, as well as the relationship between the literary text and the composer.
94th South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention
November 11-12, 2022
(For possible inclusion as part of the Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series)
As Garrett (2015) contends, popular cultural representations of the afterlife are a means of imaginatively and creatively grappling with the unknown. These representations can offer explanations about life after death or the in-between, to rationalize the existential, support and challenge religious doctrines, and entertain and educate so that society might live life to the fullest or feel assured that there is something more.
An Anthology of Southeast Asian Eco-Writing
Call for Submissions
Editors Rina Garcia Chua, Esther Vincent Xueming, and Ann Ang are currently accepting submissions for an anthology of diverse eco-writing from Southeast Asian writers that explore interrelationships with geographies and spaces in the region.
Deadline for submission is November 30, 2022.
Owing to numerous requests, the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies (www.global19c.com) is delighted to extend the cfp deadline for panel proposals to be considered for its world congress, "Comparative Empire: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation, 1750-1914," in Singapore, 19-22 June 2023. The extended deadline is 15 August 2022. (Individual paper proposals are due 1 October.)
Women Writing Syria: Resilience, Solidarity, Movement
Call for Submissions
How do Syrian women writers, poets and artists imagine Syria, both before and after the revolution and war? Can we imagine Syria without war? Can Syria – as a site that is at once shared, divided and contested – inspire us to bring it into being through creative writing and arts? Could we make this imagined Syria a concrete reality? How can Syrian women’s narratives and voices be heard?
We invite contributions from Syrian women writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, playwrights and cross-genre writers writing in English, Arabic and Turkish for the forthcoming anthology Women Writing Syria. Visuals by artists are also welcome.
Call For Papers: A Critical Companion to Julie Taymor
Deadline (abstract): 31 August 2022
Deadline (full manuscript): 1 December 2022
An important note: This project was originally announced in recent years under a previous editor. This project is now underway with a new editor. Any authors who previously submitted chapters (proposals or completed) to this project should contact Matthew Hodge at email@example.com.
Fan Studies Network – North America (FSN-NA) Virtual Conference
October 13–16, 2022
SUBMISSIONS DUE AUGUST 8
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Chapter Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 December 2022
Fashioning the ‘Little Parises’ of the World. Interlaced National Symbols
Book edited by Dr. Sonia D. Andraş (The “Gheorghe Şincai” Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Târgu-Mureş, Romania)
Thinking the Global South: Method, Theory, Strategy
15 October 2022
Keynote Speaker: Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, the
Pennsylvania State University and co-director of the digital platform Global South Studies.
If the term ‘Global South’, as Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra has observed, ‘serves as a placeholder or temporary
designation for something that it announces but does not properly describe’, its attention to the ‘global’ offers
us a ‘name for the desire to think expansively and therefore comparatively beyond established national,
In 2019, renowned American literary critic and Black feminist scholar Hortense Spillers donated her papers to the Pembroke Center’s Feminist Theory Archive in the name of the Black Feminist Theory Project, and in April 2022, the Pembroke Center opened the exhibit “Hortense Spillers: A Life Recorded.” In celebration of both the collection and exhibit, we are soliciting papers for a Fall 2022 symposium on Spillers’s contributions to intellectual and pedagogical practices in the fields of Black feminist criticism, literary studies, and cultural studies, among others.
Matthew Lovett (University of Pittsburgh)
Julia Bruehne (University of Bremen)
In Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, Alexis Pauline Gumbs meditatively interrogates the language of the natural sciences and its attendant racialized, gender-essentialized assumptions, and provides a model for identifying similar logics in Medieval Studies. Recent attention on the integration of Women of Color Feminisms in Medieval Studies has illuminated how these logics make the "circumstances" of such integration "unbreathable" (Gumbs 3). In this roundtable, we will engage with the possibility of Women of Color Feminisms' ability to breathe in such circumstances.
V INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON FANTASTIC GENRE, AUDIOVISUALS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic dissemination that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, with the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University.
Its mission is to disseminate research studies within the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theatre, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, plastic arts, etc.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Body and Sexuality: Beyond Cultural Binaries
Latin American frontiers have been approached from multiple perspectives but the canonical all-encompassing studies, Hennessy’s The Frontier in Latin American History and David Weber’s and Jane Rausch’s edited collection on the same topic, were published decades ago. They could and should be reviewed in light of new developments, both in academia and in the real world (or say politics, culture and the economy). This collective effort will offer a fresh take on Latin American frontiers, understood mainly but not only historically and in the sense of undetermined borderlands, be it between nation-states or within the political boundaries of a single nation-state.
JOYS IN TRANSITION
Conference Dates: 2-3 February 2023
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 13, 2022
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY DECEMBER 4, 2022
- Valérie Benejam, Nantes Université
- John McCourt, Università di Macerata
- Fritz Senn, Zurich James Joyce Foundation
Organisers: Franca Ruggieri, Fabio Luppi, Enrico Terrinoni, Serenella Zanotti
Call for Contributions for a Special Section: Ecofeminism
Arcadiana welcomes the submission of short contributions in the field of Ecofeminism.
REMINDER: UPCOMING DEADLINE -- AUGUST 31 2022
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2022, open to all, on the subject of
Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death
The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies, vol. 15 (2023), the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.
REMINDER: UPCOMING DEADLINE -- AUGUST 31 2022
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 15 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
on the theme of
Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death
LIT Special Issue CFP: Intersectional Feminism and Barriers to Representation at the Turn of the Century
Deadline extended for submissions: August 31, 2022
Full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure”: an International Conference (In-Person Event)
May 4-6, 2023, University of Mannheim (Germany)
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Jack Halberstam (Columbia University), Heather Houser (University of Texas at Austin)
Call for Papers
The Networks of Romance I: Transnational and Global - (In-Person Format)
Increased social mobility and technological advances in modern society, as well as the advent of postcolonial studies, have spurred scholars to investigate the ‘interconnectedness’ of the global Middle Ages, and to challenge Western-centrism. This session is open to papers that apply these critical approaches to romance texts. We welcome scholars who consider the textual representations of cross-culturalism, and of networks that transcend regional and national boundaries. Also invited are papers that examine depictions of networks from outside the medieval West. We particularly encourage participants who use decolonising methodologies.
Several examples of literature produced from the late Victorian age narrate great concerns about the future and the destiny of humanity, concerns that would be significantly exacerbated in the twentieth century by the First World War, soon followed by the Second, the unspeakable savagery of Nazis, the nuclear detonations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and, last but not least, by the terror of a nuclear apocalypse during the long Cold War. Modernism appears thus as a cultural movement that, as Vincent Sherry maintains, “works most indicatively within an imaginative concept of time interrupted”, of a time that presents itself basically as provisional and utterly deprived of a future.
CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for #NEPCA2022
October 20-22, 2022 / NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION
Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22, 2022 (Virtual)
Proposal due: August 1, 2022
Papers for the Politics, Civic Life and Culture area of NEPCA explore the role of political actors, institutions, ideology, rhetoric, and satire in popular culture. Topics and themes may be drawn from all policy domains – both foreign and domestic.
2022 Special topics and themes:
The Lyric Now: A one-day conference
Hosted by the Department of English, Creative Writing, and Film – The University of Adelaide (Australia)
& The J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice
14 October 2022
Featuring: Hoa Nguyen, prize-winning author of A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure and Co-Chair, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts MFA Program, Bard College
Call for chapter proposals
Title: Mediated Cultures, Political Discourses, and the Celebrity: Perspectives from India
Edited by Swapna Gopinath, Ramna Walia, and Rutuja Deshmukh