For far too long the story of British history and culture (of Western history generally) has presented the presence of Africans within Britain as a product of the Atlantic slave trade. Not only is this figuring of Africans as first arriving in the British Isles as enslaved people simply inaccurate as a matter of historical fact, it carries deeply troubling and problematic categorical and ontological implications through casting the very identity of Africans and their descendants first and foremost as enslaved people in the historical imagination.
American Literature Association Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2022
The Kurt Vonnegut Society will sponsor two panels at the upcoming ALA Conference:
Vonnegut on Film
Robert Weide’s documentary Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time was released in theaters
on November 19, 2021, following a Kickstarter campaign and much anticipation from
Vonnegut fans and scholars alike. Weide’s work is the first full-length documentary film
addressing the author’s life and works. This session invites responses to the
documentary and to “Vonnegut on Film” more broadly.
Keynote and plenary speakers of the conference:
Conversations concerned with borders often address the extent of geopolitics, the anthropocene, and the techno-industrial. Yet, “the meaning of the word border has progressively changed from a fact of nature to a cultural, political, and ideological product of human will (Power 6-13; Harvey). Natural frontiers do not exist either in a topographical or in a linguistic sense, and the self-conscious linking of place and identity is quite a modern phenomenon” (Spiridon 376).
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 Book Chapters: Hong Kong Discourse: Surveillance, Resistance, and Transformation
Editors: Magdalen Ki (Hong Kong Baptist University), Wayne Liang (Lingnan University)
Routledge Handbook of Descriptive Rhetorical Studies and World Languages
Editors: Weixiao Wei and Chris Shei
We currently have 30 chapters below. We are calling for 20 more papers to submit by July 2022.
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
Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures
A Bucknell University Press Series
Aperçus is a series of books exploring the connections among historiography, culture, and textual representation in various disciplines. Revisionist in intention, Aperçus seeks monographs as well as guest-edited multi-authored volumes, which stage critical interventions to open up new possibilities for interrogating how systems of knowledge production operate at the intersections of individual and collective thought.
Call for PapersUCSD Literature Department 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference
University of California, San Diego
Remote, April 29th-30th, 2022
We’d like to remind you of the upcoming conference abstracts deadline of 31 January for the conference “Shadow Screens: Unmade, Unseen, Unreleased Film and Television”.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Jadavpur University Essays and Studies (JUES) Vol. 36 (Themed Issue)
Editors: Dr. Rafat Ali
Dr. Doyeeta Majumder
Death, Dying and Diseases: Critical Reflections
Conference dates: March 2-4th, 2022
CFP deadline: 1st february
Place: Madrid (Spain)
Organised by: Medieval Colors Network. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (CAPIRE Research Group), Freie Universität Berlin, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Università di Bologna, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne y Helsingin Yliopisto.
Conference: 17-18 March 2022 (online- via Zoom platform)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Paulo Endo – University of São Paulo, Brazil
CALL FOR PAPERS:
CFP #IFM2022 Virtual Conference
Extended Deadline - January 31st, 2022
Hosted by Ryerson University (Canada), The University of Texas at Dallas (USA), University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), Leeds Trinity University (UK), and the University of Bayreuth (Germany)
Judith Aston, Associate Professor and Wallscourt Fellow in Film ＆Digital Arts, the University of the West of England, Bristol (United Kingdom)
Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2022
11th Annual Conference
30th June – 1st July 2022, University of Liverpool - https://crsfhome.home.blog/
“Always treat language like a dangerous toy.” (Ansel Hollo)
Dr. Christy Tidwell (South Dakota School of Mine & Technology) Dr. Jalondra A Davies (Writer and Scholar)
WORKSHOP: Sell Your Stories: Writing and Submitting SFF Short Fiction.
In Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet, the editors Anna Tsing, Elaine Gan, Heather Swanson and Nils Budandt, open by invoking the image of “Haunted Landscapes of the Anthropocene,” or “the vestiges and signs of past ways of life still charged in the present” (1). Simply put, the actions of animate beings leave traces on the material world, stories, that linger after an individual consciousness moves on. Those stories—material, political, semiotic—unite us to the landscape, keep the past present, provide us with poetic inspiration, warn us from travelling the same paths of our antecedents. They also describe and define the human relationship to the material world as one that is inherently steeped in narrative.
The Digital Popular in Indian context (2010-2019)
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work
deadline for submissions:
4 April 2022
full name / name of organization:
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
contact information: email@example.com
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of creative writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, short dramatic pieces, and literary journalism), as well as scholarly essays in all fields of English studies.
Constructing Fantastical Worlds: from Antiquity to the Present
University of Amsterdam, Thursday 30th June– Friday 1st July 2022
Keynote Speakers: Dr Benjamin Stevens (Trinity University) and Dr Rutger Allan (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
This interdisciplinary two-day workshop is devoted to the construction of fantastical worlds across various narrative media from antiquity to the present.
Special issue of Women’s Writing (Taylor & Francis)
‘Women’s Writing from 1900–1920’
Guest Edited by Meredith Miller and Joanne Ella Parsons
Crones, Crime, and the Gothic
Falmouth University UK, 10-11 June 2022
Older women have traditionally been portrayed negatively in folklore, fairy tales, literature and film, for example. Images of witches, evil stepmothers, shrivelled, bitter 'spinsters', and vindictive, bullying women abusing positions of power are rife in Western culture. Yet,
perhaps things are changing. A new emphasis on the need to discuss and understand the
Due to a number of requests and a heck of a hectic beginning to 2022, we have extended the deadline for article submissions for Theatre Annual 2022. We welcome articles on theatre and performance of North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean Islands, from diverse fields such as theatre studies, performance studies, popular culture, music, anthropology, dance, communication, philosophy, folklore, history, and areas of interest that cross disciplinary lines. We especially encourage submissions from graduate students and early career scholars. Please do not hesitate to contact TA editor Ann Folino White firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding your submission.
Suspirias: Covering Trauma, Memory and the Body
Queen Mary, University of London, 11th June 2022
Co-organisers: Archie Wolfman and Alice Pember
This symposium considers Dario Argento’s 1977 giallo horror Suspiria alongside Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 film of the same name.
‘Culture’ is a loaded and intense term that encapsulates the intersections of complex social structures, ideologies, and representations. Culture and its intricate study are thus situated in the dense interplay of deeper linguistic expressions, diverse literary and non-literary constructions, and polymorphous media narratives. While reading a Harry Potter book; watching a Bollywood movie; enjoying an IPL match; relishing the WhatsApp jokes; buying a Maharaja burger; and interacting in a multicultural classroom—we are invariably and unwittingly encompassed and informed by the ‘circuit of culture’ (Paul Du Gay: 1997).
The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal is the official publication of the James Fenimore Cooper Society. Published twice a year, it promotes the study of the life and works of James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851). The Cooper Society draws its membership from scholars and enthusiasts from about a dozen countries.
Deadline Extended to January 23!
Thoreau and Frost Societies: ALA Proposals 2022
The Robert Frost Society the Thoreau Society are pleased to sponsor these two joint sessions at the upcoming ALA Conference in Chicago, May 26-29, 2022. (https://americanliteratureassociation.org/).
“The moments of the past do not remain still; they retain in our memory the motion which drew them towards the future, towards a future which has itself become the past, and draw us on in their train.” (Marcel Proust).
Welcome to the 2022 Taipei Tech Hybrid International Literature Conference. The conference is organized by the Department of English and will take place on Oct 21-22, 2022 (Taipei GMT+08:00). The conference will combine both physical and virtual modes. The theme of the 2022 Taipei Tech International Literature Conference is Memory. We would be honored to have you join us for a vibrant discussion on the immense possibilities of mnemonic imagination.