“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Gothic Horror, but can also include Alternate History, Steampunk, Young Adult Dystopic Fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. Our goal is to bring together academics, independent researchers, creators, and audiences who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies, and critical collaborations.
Concise Collections on Teaching Eighteenth-Century Women Writers and Artists, a new series launched by ABO: Interdisciplinary Journal on Women in the Arts 1650-1830, seeks proposals of 300 to 500 words for brief essays on
Teaching Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea
guest editor, Jennifer Keith
The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 33rd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held at The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022. For additional information: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/
Panel 1: James Fenimore Cooper’s Regionalism(s)
For Students by Students!
An International Conference on Literature, Culture and Foreign Languages
March 12-13, 2022– online
CALL FOR PAPERS
If you are interested in 19th, 20th Century and Contemporary Literature or Language and Culture, or if:
You want to test your presentation skills in a culturally diverse (and accepting) environment, and
You can present in English
You simply want to listen to presentations from the comfort of your home, and connect with people on these subjects from all around the world,
THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU!
The Oxford Medieval Graudate Conference is thrilled to open its call-for-papers for our 2022 conference on 'Medicine and Healing'. The conference will be held in person at Ertegun House, Oxford, on the 21st and 22nd of April, 2022.
We invite graduate students to send proposals of up to 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th January, on any topic related to medieval medicine and healing. Examples of areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Call for Papers
Call for Conference Papers
Hosted by University of Greenwich, at its Maritime Campus, and Co-organised by the University of Greenwich and the University of Liverpool
16th and 17th June 2022
‘Women and other undesirables’(1):
Female creative and technical labour in nineteenth-century print culture
A special issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies edited by Jocelyn Hargrave and Megan Peiser Summer 2022
The grotesque and bizarre have accompanied many lyrics and melodies throughout the decades. Whether it is used to fit the Gothic narrative of bands such as Bauhaus and The Cure, or to serve as a device to create buzz surrounding the artist/band, such as the monstrous element of Lady Gaga’s early persona, the shock factor of audiovisual aesthetics has played a pivotal role in the development of contemporary soundscapes.
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies (http://boss.mcgill.ca/) is an open-access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s fifth edition, with an expected publication date of September 2022.
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
The Saul Bellow Society will host one session at the American Literature Association's Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill. on May 26-29, 2022. Proposals are welcome for paper presentations of 15-20 minutes in length concerning any aspect of Saul Bellow's work or life, including comparisons with other authors.
More information about the ALA 2022 conference may be found at: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/general-call-for-papers/
KSLR is pleased to announce the 2nd International Research Paper Writing Competition (IRPWC)
Theme of the Competition: Contemporary Issues in Migration Law
Sub-themes: Including, but not limited to:
Editors Piet Kommers, University of Twente, Netherlands
Jonathan Bishop, Crocels, United Kingdom
Alice Lea, Crocels, United Kingdom
Jacob Wiltshire, Crocels, United Kingdom
William Cordell, Crocels, United Kingdom
The 2022 First Book Institute
June 12-18, 2022
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature
This call is for abstract submissions for an international edited collection entitled Taking Control: critical and creative uses of digital tools in screen, literature, graphic texts, and visual culture narratives. Currently I am seeking a number of academics and professionals in the field who might like to send me an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the book.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the deadline for abstracts has been extended: Abstracts now due: 30 April 2022
Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s 14th Annual Hybrid Conference
‘Purity and Contamination in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture’
13th – 15th July, 2022
Hosted in person and online with MS Teams
Keynote 1: Claire O’Callaghan, ‘“A dangerous woman & of impure mind”: Queerness, Scandal and Fiction –The Curious Case of Emily Faithfull’
Keynote 2: Andrew Smith, ‘Poisoned by Books: Reading and Writing in the fin-de-siécle Gothic’
Memory, Forgetting and Creating - International Interdisciplinary Conference (online - via Zoom)
13-14 January 2022
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Postcolonial Interventions (ISSN 2455-6564)
Call for Papers
Vol. VII, Issue 2 (June 2022)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Empowerment and the Arts:
How the Humanities Empower Humanity
Graduate Conference in English and the Humanities
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
April 15-16, 2022
Conference will be held virtually, via Zoom. There is no registration fee for this conference.
1922/2022 – TOTAL MODERNISM:
CONTINUITY, DISCONTINUITY, AND THE EXPERIMENTAL TURN
Centro Studi “Arti della Modernità”
18-19-20 May 2022 – Torino (Italy)
CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 7
For the upcoming issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit academic essays or creative work that critically engages with the theme of interface. We are inviting extended proposals (500-1000 words) that follow the MLA formatting and referencing style to be submitted to email@example.com by December 14th, 2021.
Papers (not to exceed twenty minutes reading time) are invited on any aspect of Milton studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes and trends. The conference will be held on the campus of Saint Louis University, in conjunction with the Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Please submit 250-word abstract, along with a brief academic biography to the SLU Symposium website: https://www.smrs-slu.org/submit.html. Proposals for sessions and round-table discussions are also welcome. Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2021.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
ReFocus: The Films of Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi: a documentary cinema of dissent
Editor: Rowena Santos Aquino
CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany
Issue #99 Spring 2022 : DEADLINE EXTENDED
Submissions Due: January 31st 2022
Guest Editors: Valérie Favre and Shilo McGiff
A call for all readers, common and uncommon:
‘In 1900 he believed in fairies; that was bad enough; but in 1930 we are confronted with the pitiful, the deplorable spectacle of a grown man preoccupied with the mumbo-jumbo of magic and the nonsense of India’
W. H Auden’s ‘The Public versus the late Mr William Butler Yeats’, 1939
A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. E B White
Literature always gives joy, comfort, and solace to everyone who is in search of it. The poems inspire and kindle our thoughts, the novels drive us to have patience and look for new paths, the drama reflects lives in miniature form, the essays make us ponder on the subtle observation of life, autobiographies motivate and lead us to the path of glory….there is no end to describe what literature is and how it shapes our lives. We at times advertently/ inadvertently drink, consume and digest literature. The famous English essayist Francis Bacon aptly puts, “Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability.”
The theme of this year’s OCD in Society conference is “Theory and Practice”. The goal of the
event is to explore how the humanities, social sciences, activism, and the arts can offer ways to
conceptualise, understand, and raise awareness about obsessive-compulsive symptoms. The
theme of the conference invites contributors to think about how obsessions and/or compulsions
are constituted by, embedded within, and regulated through forms of practice. We interpret
‘practice’ to include practices of care for the body, regulatory practices, creative practices, and
modes of performativity. We also welcome presentations that explore how diverse theoretical
Memories of military conflicts from both combatants and non-combatants alike have been a key tool in analyzing the unique traumas and socio-cultural affects of modern warfare. Scholars such as Samuel Hynes and Paul Fussell have done seminal work in articulating theoretical approaches to understanding the memories of bearing witness to modern war. Yet, mainstream war literature largely recounts the white voices from the West.
CFP - TV LONDONS
Exploring Representations of London on Television
A CREAM, University of Westminster conference, in collaboration with the University of Brighton
July 28th and 29th 2022, Fyvie Hall, 309 Regent St., London W1B 2HT
Dr Andrew O’Day - firstname.lastname@example.org (Independent Scholar)
Confirmed keynote speakers: