Less is more. Unclutter the mind. Spark joy. More than a generation has passed since Columbia University’s 1988 Summer Writers’ Festival brought together a roundtable for “Throwing Dirt on the Grave of Minimalism,” but it seems minimalisms are alive and well both in aesthetics and in lifestyles in the twenty-first century. What are the forms, styles, and genres of minimalism today? What is their relation to the heyday of minimalist sculpture, music, literature, and architecture in the 1960s through 1980s? Who are the practitioners of minimalism, and how are various minimalisms gendered, racialized, sexualized, and classed? And under what social, political, and economic conditions are these practitioners drawn to minimalism now?
Call for Papers Apocalyptica
Apocalyptica is an international, interdisciplinary, open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University.
Editors: Robert Folger, Felicitas Loest and Jenny Stümer
Article length: 8,000-9,000 words
Deadline: Year-round – 8 (for our next issue)
Conference: 25-26 August 2022
Conference online (via Zoom)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
M.A. Marlena Hetman - Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Wharton and Ecology
Special Issue of the Edith Wharton Review
Call for Papers
James Joyce’s Ulysses first appeared in its entirety on February 2, 2022, on the occasion of his fortieth birthday. In this its centenary, as we naturally celebrate its remarkable literary achievement, we just as naturally take note, given the state of the world a hundred years on, of the circumstances of its composition and earlier appearance.
CALL FOR ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS
Women in French Studies
2024 Special Topics Issue
Out of Confinement: Creativity in Constraint
“True enclosure was surely a state of mind.”
—Anchorites, Wombs and Tombs: Intersections of Gender and Enclosure in the Middle Ages
We are still looking for a few additional papers on age and gerontological readings within British and American literature and paraliterary texts of culture. While we encourage papers on the themes described below, we will gladly welcome papers focusing on literature representing earlier periods (pre-Victorian). We also welcome book reviews epertaining to the most recent literary studies on ageing in Brititsh and American culture.
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.
North South University
International Conference in English Studies
Ruptures and Resilience: English Studies in the Now
November 4-5, 2022
Organized by the Department of English and Modern Languages
~“You may make a rupture, draw a line of flight, yet there is still a danger that you will reencounter organizations that restratify everything, formations that restore power to a signifier, attributions that reconstitute a subject . . .” (Deleuze & Guattari, 9)
Call for Papers
Faculty and Independent Scholars from all disciplines are invited to
submit abstracts of no more than 150 words describing their 15 to 20
minute proposed presentations on topics related to language(s), literature,
theoretical analyses, and pedagogical applications of those subjects.
Several sessions at this year’s meeting will focus specifically on the conference
theme, so abstracts addressing this idea are particularly welcome:
Health Is Wealth.
Since its emergence, medieval disability studies has asked questions about the meanings of disability in the Middle Ages, the lived experiences of people with disabilities, and how scholars can apply the frameworks of disability studies to medieval texts. Although these questions have led to insightful and field-changing scholarship, much of this work centers the Western tradition. In order to explore a broader and more accurate view of disability in the global Middle Ages, we ask these same questions but with a focus on non-Western texts. This panel seeks presentations on any aspect of disability in the global Middle Ages, and we welcome submissions from across disciplines, including literature, art, history, religion, and philosophy.
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, to be held February 23-25, 2023. We are interested in abstracts that examine the influence of Charles Olson and/or other Black Mountain Poets on poetic practices and their developments up to the present. A variety of poets took up the innovative practices of figures like Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, John Wieners, and others associated with Black Mountain. How have the practices of this fundamentally important school of poetics been extended, transformed, and/or resisted by other poets?
Victoriographies: A Journal of the Long Nineteenth Century is seeking article submissions and reviews from scholars. Victoriographies is fully peer-reviewed and published tri-annually by Edinburgh University Press. As we enter our second decade of publication, we are excited to include innovative work and to welcome emerging voices.
Continuing its project to explore the long nineteenth century and contemporary responses to the long nineteenth century, Victoriographies has transitioned to new editorship under Dr. Amy Huseby (Florida International University, U.S.) and Dr. Beth Palmer (University of Surrey, U.K.). Dr. Doreen Thierauf (North Carolina Wesleyan University, U.S.) will take over as Book Review Editor.
This edited collection would focus on the application of queer theory and queer approaches to Disney films that are infamous for queerbaiting, queer coding, and queer pandering, as well as the parodies of Disney films that stem from this.
Previous works such as Kay Turner and Pauline Greenhill’s The Transgressive Tales (2012) looks into the queer retellings of the Brothers Grimms' edited collection of tales. This collection seeks to go beyond the Brothers Grimm and showcase queer approaches to the Disney fairy tale. With the 'Don't Say Gay' Bill and the apathetic response, it is time to shed light on this academic area and the link between Disney fairy tale films and the queer community.
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.
In “Where Would We Be? Legacies, Roll Calls, and the Teaching of Writing in HBCUs (2021),” Beverly Moss asserts that “Black rhetorical excellence has thrived at HBCUs. Pedagogical and scholarly creativity in the teaching of writing has excelled” (146). However, it is her critical question that anchors this proposal: “where would we, in composition studies, be without writing and rhetoric faculty who have taught or currently teach at HBCUs and/or scholars in the field who are alumni of HBCUs?” (145). The creation of the HBCU Symposium on Rhetoric and Composition in 2016 helped to bring some of these contributions from the margins into the center of conversations about the teaching of writing that happens on HBCU campuses across the country.
Universities increasingly recognize the value of connecting students to local communities to promote concepts of care: volunteerism, problem-solving, stewardship. What role does literature play in place-based community engagement? How does reading or writing ‘literatures of place’ (regional or environmental literature, travel or nature writing, ecopoetry) connect students to a place and contribute to place-based solutions?
54th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2023, in Niagara Falls, New York
CFP: Alizés 43 (2023)
Deadline for abstracts (400 words) and short biographical notes (150 words): September 15, 2022
Notification of acceptance: October 15, 2022
Submission of full draft papers: February 1, 2023
Submission of final papers: June 15, 2023
Languages: English, French
45th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
March 30 - April 1, 2023
Deadline: October 1, 2022
Disability Studies in Dramatic Texts and Performance
Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability in dramatic texts and performance for the 45th Annual Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, FL. We invite research on representation, image, symbolism, societal regulation or construction of disability as it pertains to casting and depictions of those with disabilities in playtexts and dramatic performance.
Edited by Dr Helena Esser, Mollie Clarke, Dr Matt Crofts, and Dr Claire O’Callaghan
The Emily Dickinson International Society panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention (in Jacksonville, Florida, November 11 to 13), invites submissions on any aspect of Dickinson’s writing. Abstracts addressing the conference theme ("Change") are especially welcome. By August 15, please submit an abstract, a brief bio or CV, and any A/V requests to Trisha Kannan at email@example.com.
Adult Rules / Youth Resistances
Age guidelines, parental consent restrictions, age of consent laws—youth are both protected and constrained in their actions through innumerable legislation, corporate policies, and parental decisions. This panel seeks to explore nuanced articulations of youth agency via media amidst the regulations created and enforced by adults.
Collaborative research between faculty and their undergraduates is not a new practice, and the pedagogy of collaborative projects has attracted, perhaps more recently, considerable scholarly attention. This roundtable examines the richness in the covenant instructors and their undergraduate research assistants enter when they embark on a scholarly project independent of a course’s requirements and outside the semester’s classroom. Given our undergraduates’ remarkable fortitude, resilient energy, digital literacy, and technological savvy, our work as scholars in our specific disciplines reaps enormous benefit when we harness our students’ creative abilities.
Cfa: Special journal issue on Trauma and Multilingualism in Literature
Many academic institutions have been evaluating their diversity and inclusion statements. At the department level, several faculty members recognize that their curriculum also needs to be evaluated.
Watchung Review invites scholarly articles and creative works that consider the following questions for the profession, for the discipline, for our areas of specialization, and for the larger society:
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies invites submissions for a special issue of the journal on Myths, Archetypes and the Literary Arts.
Call for Papers for volume 16, n° 1(31)/ 2023
ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies
Crisis Communication and Challenges of Disinformation
in an Era of Information Warfare:
The Ukraine War
Complete call available here:
Sorin NASTASIA, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public Relations