The eighteenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will be held at Edinburgh Napier University, Thursday 13 April - Saturday 15 April 2023.
Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Laurence Talairach (University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès) andProfessor John Holmes (Birmingham).
Panel proposed at the 2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”
July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon
Intra-African Migration and Kinship Structures: Reframing Afropolitanism
Afropolitanism has generated a great deal of debate and discussion, and many panels on Afropolitanism have been organized at African Literature Association conferences since the first such a panel in 2015. These discussions often point out how Afropolitan concepts can question national and geographical affiliations and dislodge fixed ideas of belonging in the contemporary world. Too often the scholarship focuses on Africans’ connections to the West, a focus that has provoked significant controversies and disagreements.
Call for Papers – CLOSURE: Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #10
Thematic Section: »Ocean Comics«
At the end of autumn in 2023, the e-journal CLOSURE once again offers a forum for all facets of comic research. From cultural, visual and media studies to social or natural sciences and beyond: our ninth issue of CLOSURE embraces (supports, publishes) essays and reviews that deal with the ›state of the comic‹. Whether detailed analysis, comic theory or innovative new approaches – our open section welcomes a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies of all things ›comics‹.
THEMATIC SECTION: OCEAN COMICS
Call for Papers: Black Popular Culture
PCA 2023 National Conference, PCA Annual Conference
April 5-8/San Antonio, TX
We would like to invite researchers to submit their abstracts to the Political Performances Working Group at the 2023 IFTR conference, which will take place in Accra, Ghana, 24 to 28 July 2023.
In line with the established practice of the Political Performances Working Group @ IFTR, we have identified three loose strands that reflect the recent work of scholars in the wider field of political performances, but also align with the 2023 conference theme:
The Stories We Tell: Myths, Myth Making and Performance
The Political Performances Working Group therefore invites proposals for papers on the following topics:
Join the Collective
Call for Participation
Call for Papers: Stephen Crane Society, ALA 2023
The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 25-28, 2023.
All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions:
Enclosing the Commons:
Resistance and Rebellion in Late Medieval and Early Modern England
ASLE/AESS 2023 Call for Papers - Sponsored by the Oecologies Research Group
Between 1066 and the nineteenth century, the practice of enclosure transformed the economy and ecology of England, as lands traditionally held in common were, through a variety of processes both formal and informal, transformed into private property. Implicated in the development of capitalism and the Agricultural Revolution, the enclosure movement has had a profound influence on how land use is conceptualized and practiced in the modern world.
An Uncommon Exclusion: Human/More-than-Human Alliance in the Medieval and Early Modern Imaginations
Proposed session for ASLE/AESS, July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon
Sponsored by the Oecologies Research Group
“Bright and Beautiful and Alive”: Willa Cather’s New York Intersections
18th International Cather Seminar June 21-23, 2023 The New School | New York, NY
Despite her dominant association with the Great Plains, Willa Cather lived most of her life in New York City (1906-1947), first in Greenwich Village and later, after she had risen to the top of the literary profession, on Park Avenue on the upper east side. Though Cather only occasionally wrote about the city, it was her home for nearly forty years and a key element of her personal and professional life.
In the aftermath of the spatial turn in literary studies, we look for fresh approaches to Jamesian spaces, material and metaphorical, real and imaginary. James’s texts have explicit spatial dimensions. Whether as settings aesthetically conceived or as sites of cultural, social, and political signification, spaces in James constitute means of thematic as well as formal exploration and even experimentation. From the Roman Colosseum to the “house of fiction” and from the “chamber of consciousness” to the “jolly corner” and the “amazing hotel-world,” James’s literary geography emphatically asserts the dynamic relations between space, subjectivity, and text.
Special dossier | edited by Marica Orrù and Igor Juricevic
A fundamental element of the American imaginary, superhero and heroic narratives have seen a new apogee since the turn of the century. New and old heroes and heroines have populated popular culture, giving rise to a variety of texts that tackle diversity, nostalgia, and the need for imaginaries and narratives that help us deal with the struggles inherent to our current times.
This two-part dossier, co-edited by Marica Orrù and Igor Juricevic, will collect essays on (super)hero figures in twenty-first century US popular culture, with a specific focus on diversity, cross-genre texts, and transmedia representations.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
In their book on Queer Indigenous Studies (2011), Qwo-Li Driskill, Chris Finely, Brian Joseph Gilley and Scott Lauria Morgensen ask: “What does a queer decolonization of our homelands, bodies and psyches look like?” (219). Their question is critical when understanding the complex realities of Indigenous and Black queer individuals in the settler-colonial states of both Canada and the US, as well as in the central and southern states of “Latin” America. The queer Indigenous and Black body – especially when it is trans* or gender nonconforming – is often the site of violence and misrepresentation, yet it is also a site of destabilization and decolonization when reimagined and reified in digital media and literary forms.
Panel Title: A is for Abortion: Reading Hawthorne’s Political Relevance Today
2023 Acacia Group Annual Academic Conference
California State University, Fullerton
Friday March 10th and Saturday March 11th
“To be free comes not from changing or fixing this world, but from seeing this world as it is and opening the heart in the midst of it.” J. Krishnamurti
Midrash and the Literary
The American Religion and Literature Society (ARLS) invites papers for a panel at the American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, 2023 in Boston.
We are seeking papers that explore the relevance of Midrash to contemporary literary criticism.
Woman Scream Festival aspart of the institutions that collaborate with the initiatives of Action Coalitions for Generation Equality by UN Women, opens its second international call for submission for female poetry. The Woman Scream (Grito de Mujer®) cause celebrates its 13th anniversary of creation since 2011, for this reason, we will be creating a special poetry anthology under the theme “Mother of the Earth”. A compilation of poetry in tribute to farmland women and their rights and an homage to the hundreds of women activists who have raised their voices, suffered abuse or lost their lives standing up for environmental rights.
Joint Annual Conference of SFRA and GfF
TU Dresden, Germany, August 15-19, 2023
The John Dos Passos Society invites proposals for one or two open-topic panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held in Boston on May 25-28, 2023.
As such, we invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Dos Passos’s life or work.
For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio in Word or PDF format to email@example.com by January 27, 2023. Be sure to also note any A/V requirements.
Utpictura18. Special issue on Shakespeare
Coordination of the volume by:
Jean-Louis Claret, Aix-Marseille Université, LERMA
Jean-Jacques Chardin, Université de Strasbourg.
Anne-Valérie Dulac, Sorbonne Université, VALE
Estelle Rivier-Arnaud, Université Grenoble-Alpes, ILCEA4
Call for chapter proposals
The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning in the New Global Context
Edited by Chris Shei and Der-lin Chao
6th Annual Comics Studies Society Conference • July 27-29, 2023 • University of North Texas Gateway Center • Denton, TX
CFP: COMICS ON THE MARGINS
The Comparative Literature Program at Texas Tech University will host the 2023 symposium on “Pandemic, Environment, and Life Writing” on campus on April 21-22, 2023.
Dr. Jennifer Ho, Eaton Professor of Ethnic Studies and Director of the Center for
Humanities & the Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder
Dr. Laura Hyun Yi Kang, Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of
California at Irvine
Dr. Muhsin al-Musawi, Professor of Classic and Modern Arabic Literature and of
Comparative and Cultural Studies, Columbia University
Dr. Aretha Phiri, Associate Professor of English, University of Rhodes, South Africa
Call for Conference Papers
Film and Media Studies
Georgia State University, Atlanta
February 23-24, 2023 | In-person/Virtual
Hosted by the GSU FMT Graduate Theory Study Group
Submission Deadline: December 20, 2022
Keynote Speakers (Appearing in person):
Sulgi Lie (Visiting Professor of Art Theory and Aesthetics, Berlin University of the Arts) Daniel Morgan (Chair & Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago)
American Literature Association
Richard Wright Society
May 25-28, 2023
Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
The Richard Wright Society announces two sessions on Wright to take place at the 34rd Annual American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28 in Boston.
Panel: The Posthumous and Unpublished Works of Richard Wright