CALL FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF REVISTA CANARIA DE ESTUDIOS INGLESES (spring 2023)
The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks submissions for a special issue entitled “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” to be published in spring 2023. The monograph is guest-edited by Begoña Simal-González (Universidade da Coruña), Sara Villamarín-Freire (Universidade da Coruña), and Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Universidad Nebrija), members of the research project “Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste,” financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science (PID2019-106798GB-I00) and the AEI (National Research Agency).
CFP: 56th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Venue: California State University, Long Beach. Mainly in person with a handful of sessions on zoom.
Dates: April 13 and 14, 2022
PAMLA 2022 Los Angeles: “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”
PAMLA welcomes special session proposals for the 2022 PAMLA conference at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California (early morning Friday, November 11 through Sunday night, November 13, 2022) on topics of scholarly interest that are not too close to the topics of our general (standing) sessions (go to https://www.pamla.org/about/constitution-bylaws/ and search for “general sessions” to find a list of PAMLA’s standing sessions). Our system for paper proposals will open in March 2022, with May 15th as the submission deadline.
“Living In Pandemonium:” Academic Spaces & Pandemic Life
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location in-person: St. John’s University Queens, NY
Submission Deadline Extended: February 25th, 2022
Teaching and learning are always a series of voyages and returns.
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, swaths of books about the pivot to online learning have emerged, many focused on practical classroom instruction as a much-needed kind of spiritual manna in a time comprised of uncertainty and abrupt shifts in normative praxes. These contributions capture a historical watershed moment where the voyage is key (e.g., Chan, Bista, and Allen, 2021; Jansen and Farmer-Phillips, 2021; Lemov, 2020; Reimers et al., 2020; Grays-Wiley, 2020).
These edited collections are part of the upcoming series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film. Now that the mythological equines volumes are nearly full and ready for being finalized, this CFP addresses the next volumes in the process.
The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of horses in film will be considered.
1) Horses in Film Through the 1950s
2) Horses in Film in the 1960s and 1970s
3) Horses in Film in the 1980s and 1990s
4) Horses in Film since 2000
Deadline for proposals: May 28, 2022
WORLD LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Pamukkale University, School of Foreign Languages hosts the “World Languages and Literatures Research Symposium” to be held online from June 1 to June 3, 2022. We are interested in receiving proposals on a wide range of topics relating to the many long-running currents of thought and new waves of thinking about several language teaching and learning contexts, including:
Eastern Languages and Literatures, Western Languages and Literatures, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, Translation Studies, Comparative Literature, Ancient Languages and Cultures, Turkish Language and Literature, Foreign Languages and Literature.
UNISA: DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES
is pleased to announce its third departmental
WAR AND WRITING LECTURE SERIES: May-July 2022
Call for Papers
Old Countries and New States: the Borders of War
Algorithmic technologies are nowadays proliferating in various sectors of the economy and, more generally, in society. Yet, while their widespread development already occupies several areas of contemporary life, their material configuration often remains opaque and difficult to comprehend, especially when it comes to how algorithms shape the futures of people and societies at large. Often, algorithms and AI technologies are conceived by their users and creators as “magic” that is beyond comprehension — an understanding that has a range of political and cultural implications for society (Campolo & Crawford, 2020) and has been consequently recognized in the theorizations of economy and politics (Pignarre & Stengers, 2012).
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CLIMATIC JUSTICE/INJUSTICE
This is our final CFP for the volume we are working on and 4-5 chapter topics remain open for suitable contributions:
Praxis Chapter: Case Study of Social Movement of Anti-Imperialism.
Pedagogy Chapter: Teaching Marxism, Worker's Movement, and Distributive Justice.
Praxis Chapter: Case Study of Social Movement in Distributive Justice.
Praxis Chapter: Case Study of Social Movement for Civil Rights and Democracy.
Literary Analysis in Disability Studies.
The College English Association solicits abstracts from its members for the 2023 MLA conference from January 5-8 in San Francisco, CA.
Online Conference: Women and Comedy 1890 - 1950
(Sponsored by the International Conference of The Elizabeth von Arnim Society)
17th- 18th September 2022
Having accepted papers on a range of fascinating writers and topics, we have responded to feedback from international participants and have decided to convert this conference from a face-to-face event in Cambridge to a fully-online event.
As a result, we’re delighted to open the conference to those who were unable to join us in person but are interested in participating online, via this supplementary call for papers.
The book provides an in-depth analysis of global perspectives on advancing public and social gender policy worldwide; it also examines women’s political representation and participation in peace processes in the context of their community, emphasizing existing cultural norms with biases, questioning societal prejudices toward women, for example, in STEM and creative economies. The volume covers several domains presenting a wide range of important issues that demonstrate gender inequality, discussing a wide range of cultural and geographical realities.
Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED
COMICS STUDIES SOCIETY CONFERENCE, JULY 28-30, 2022
In collaboration with Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
“Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”
Canadian Literature and Authors at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 2022 Conference: UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California
November 11 - 13, 2022
Panel Organizer: Shawna Guenther firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: This session offers a panel on the study of multispecies entanglements—the adaptive, relational co-becoming between people and the other-than-human world that is increasingly urgent given the climate crisis. This session welcomes works on traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), environmental humanities, animal studies, magical realism, Indigenous wonderworks, collaborative works, and creative projects on the entanglement between humans and the other-than-human.
Margaret Atwood’s works are replete with significant spaces: the forest in which Lucy disappears in “Death by Landscape,” Iris’s mansion in the fictional Port Ticonderoga of The Blind Assassin, Offred’s room, haunted by the Offreds who came before her, in The Handmaid’s Tale, Aunt Lydia’s hiding place in Ardua Hall in The Testaments, the rooftop gardens of the MaddAddam trilogy, Kinnear’s basement in Alias Grace, and more. We’re in a Renaissance of Atwood scholarship, prompted in part by contemporary parallels to the events in her dystopias and to the Hulu and Netflix adaptations of The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace, respectively.
CALL FOR PAPERS ON JOHN CLARE
The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention in San Francisco, January 5-8th, 2023. Happy to receive scholarship on any aspect of Clare’s poetry, prose, life, and/or sphere of influence.
Please send abstract and short bio by 18 March 2022 to Erica McAlpine at email@example.com
We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled Television Comedy & Cultural Crisis. Chapters should focus on a specific television series, and address how that series engages with the discourse of a particular cultural crisis through comedy. The function of comedy should be foregrounded, as the collection will be held together through the central question of how humor acts as space through which we can resist normative ways of thinking about these cultural crises.
Contributors might consider humorous depictions of, but are not limited to:
Call for Abstracts – Hybrid Conference
Motherhoods on Screen: Global Perspectives
Maynooth University, Ireland
23rd & 24th September 2022
Organized by Loic Bourdeau & Julie Rodgers
The Fury of Achilles: The Faces of War
29 and 30 September 2022
University of Aveiro
The International Conference “The Fury of Achilles: The Faces of War” will be held in the Department of Languages and Cultures of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, on 29 and 30 September 2022. It will be a presential event.
Panel cfp: More-than-human worlds in literature, cinema, the visual arts & performance
Book editor: Roshni Sengupta
Both “culture” and “people” are largely undefined and inherently diverse forms, susceptible to malleability and appropriation to suit different agendas. Considering popular culture as a field of struggle leads us to a distinction between popular forms of control as well as participation. Popular culture therefore remains tied to questions of representation, enactment, regulation and control. Reading the form requires the deployment of modes such as symbols and codes (semiotics), apparatus of production (political economy approach), audience and consumer response as well as through studies of the social life of cultural forms and their political frames.
A two-day conference: Thursday, May 5-Friday, May 6, 2022
Plenary speakers: Siân Echard (Professor of English, University of British Columbia); Aaron T. Pratt (Carl & Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Modern Books and Manuscripts, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin); and Robert Spoo (Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tulsa).
2022 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
October 6-8, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Afrofuturist Film Director
Call for Proposals
The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Sheffield, England. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).
Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Theology and Religion
Literature (all genres, including Children’s Literature and Travel Writing)
Language and Linguistics
In the inaugural issue of The Global South, Arif Dirlik notes the fundamental instability of the journal’s core concept: “like all geographical designations of ideological and political spaces and projects,” the geography of the Global South “is much more complicated than the term suggests, and subject to change over time.” “[T]he ‘South’ of the contemporary world,” Dirlik reminds us, “may be significantly different in its composition and territorial spread than the South” of past historical moments.