Conference online (via Zoom): 16-17 February 2023
Textual-Sexual-Spiritual:Artistic Practice and Other Rituals as Queer Becoming and Beyond
Guest Editor: Dr. Jocelyn E. Marshall (Emerson College)
This issue of Rejoinder addresses the relationships between text/artwork, sexuality, and spirituality to navigate tensions of being and becoming. As E. L. McCallum and Mikko Tuhkanen have argued, the idea of ‘‘queer becoming” involves not only never “straightening up” and “flying right,” but also the possibility of “one’s becoming something other than queer” (2011, 10-11). How do our approaches to “becoming” allow us to cultivate community, extend work, shape praxis, guide pedagogy, and beyond?
Conference: 23-24 February 2023 (online - via Zoom)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The Victorian era in general viewed animals not as mere property or utility, but as thinking, feeling subjects worthy of inclusion within a political community. It is increasingly in this light that the nineteenth-century British animal welfare movement and animal characters in Victorian literature are now being re-examined. Rather than regarding the literary sphere as a means of generating static influence over human attitudes towards animals, the deliberations at this colloquium shall seek to prove that it may be regarded as a repository of resources open to uses in the ongoing animal rights movement of the later nineteenth century in Britain and as the stepping stones to deeper ecological consciousness of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Literary Druid is a journal that destinies to foster research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich the English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.
For two special issues of Diplomatica we invite proposals for essays on (1) the history and culture of diplomatic treaties; and (2) aspects of diplomacy’s relationship to literature. Essays may cover any historical period up to the present-day. The central questions that the special issues pose are:
– How and why have diplomatic texts evolved?
– How has their hermeneutics changed over time?
– Are treaties better understood as literary artifacts or as socio-political constructs?
– What can the evolution of treaties tell us about the evolution of diplomacy and the diplomatic profession?
The tension between adherence to traditional modes of expression, and experimentation has underlain modern Irish literature. Regarded as the epitome of Modernist experimental writing, James Joyce went so far in pushing the boundaries of what constituted prose as to become the object of criticism from such different commentators as Lukács and Pound, both of whom found fault with Joyce for the radicalness of experiment, particularly in Finnegans Wake. However, Joyce himself considered his work to be firmly set in the realist tradition. At a time when he was yet to publish his first collection of lyrics, W. B.
Panel: ITALIAN AMERICAS: INTRACONTINENTAL IMAGES OF THE ITALIAN IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE
Organizer: Joseph D. Pecorelli, Ph.D. (University of North Georgia)
Constructions of Identity 11 - Transmission
Department of English Language and Literature
Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania)
Conference dates: 18-20 May 2023
Conference venue: Faculty of Letters, 31 Horea St., Cluj-Napoca
Conference website: coming soon
We’re almost 15. Let’s celebrate!!!! Yes, believe it or not, it’s almost Sounding Out!’s fifteenth anniversary, and we want to make it a BIG one. If you’re just finding us now, Sounding Out! is the world’s longest running sound studies publication. You can read our prior publications at soundstudiesblog.com We’ve been keepin’ it in the red since 2009 and serving up fresh articles weekly.
And what’s an anniversary without presents?
This book will be published by Routledge.
The ATHE Religion and Theatre Focus Group invites current graduate students and/or independent scholars who have not presented at a major national conference to submit papers for the 2023 Emerging Scholars Panel.
Today, as the workings of humanity are increasingly linked with the destruction wrought by the Anthropocene, ‘the era of man,’ we feel compelled to re-examine our links with human and other-than-human others ever more closely. Confronting numerous crises, hostilities and conflicts, as well as witnessing an unprecedented momentum of social, political, medical, technological and linguistic change, we are now facing the challenge of redefining our goals, policies and discourses within the field of the humanities yet again.
We welcome contributions addressing, but not limited to, the following topics:
Our upcoming volume has spaces for two more chapters in the following topics:
- Praxis chapter for racial justice: This can be a journalistic account documenting the causes, unfolding, repercussions of a specfic or set of movments centered on racial justice, followed by a discussion of the broader signifance of such movements.
- Pedagogy of liberation theology: This should contain both a theoretical discussion of a liberation theology-based pedagoy and some practical suggestions for classroom teaching.
Please send all queries to email@example.com for more information and submission timeline.
Romancing the Gothic is a long-running online education project run by Dr Sam Hirst (University of Liverpool, Oxford Brookes University) which offers free online classes and talks. You can find out more about the project at the website www.romancingthegothic.com, including links to the YouTube channel. We are currently setting up our third annual ONLINE conference for 2023.
Nightmare/s in the Long Nineteenth Century
(CFP for edited volume)
Building on the exciting multidisciplinary conference held last May 2022 at King’s College, University of Cambridge, funded by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, we would like to invite proposals for essays to be included in an edited collection titled Nightmare/s in the Long Nineteenth Century.
Shakespeare and Music in a Changing World: “The rude sea grew civil at her song”
Conveners: Michelle Assay (University of Toronto, Canada) firstname.lastname@example.org, Alina Bottez (University of Bucharest, Romania) email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org, David Fanning (University of Manchester, UK) email@example.com
Hugh Kenner: How to Write
Symposium, Université Paris Nanterre, May 5th, 2023
Call for papers
The Borders and Crossings international conference series is dedicated to the study of travel writing. It was first hosted in Derry in 1998 thanks to the work of Glenn Hooper and Tim Youngs and since 2012 has taken place on a regular basis. The Borders and Crossings conference series has played a catalytic role in the development of travel writing studies as it provides a forum for scholars across a range of disciplines and from wide variety of national contexts to meet regularly, to explore an increasingly rich corpus of travel writing, and to debate its importance to the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
Graduate Conference in English and the Humanities
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
April 1st, 2023
Conference will be held virtually, via Zoom. There is no registration fee for this conference.
There is power in the written word. It can take us on journeys, convey the nuanced as well as the palpable, and compel us to feel. It can also empower us to act, to challenge, and to overcome.
Writing can be a form of claiming – or reclaiming – our time, our space, and our voice. It’s an opportunity to fight feelings of powerlessness —Susan Taylor
The Vernon press is issuing the following call for contributions to the collective volume
William Shakespeare: Tensions and Tempest
Though scholars indicate a few later works, The Tempest can be read as Shakespeare’s last play, and as such, sums up the various interests, concerns and themes that inform his work, be it the magic of peripheral spaces, the rivalries for power, or the social relationships that bind family and class. In short, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s Testament.
CFP: edited collection -- Victorians and Videogames
Dr. Lin Young (Mount Royal University) and Dr. Brooke Cameron (Queen’s University) invite proposals for chapters that explore the connections between video games and 19th-Century themes, texts, or aesthetics.
Strange Atmospheres: The Seventh International Flann O’Brien Conference
The Department of English at Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj, with the International Flann O'Brien Society
27–30 June 2023
- Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck College, University of London)
- Flore Coulouma (Université Paris Nanterre)
- Paul Fagan (Maynooth University)
- Heather Laird (University College Cork)
The Visual Culture Caucus (http://www.theasa.net/caucus_visual/) of the American Studies Association (ASA) promotes the participation of visual culture scholars at the ASA annual meeting. Within the theme “Solidarity: What Love Looks Like in Public” we are looking for papers and panels that investigate or interrogate visual culture in its many forms. Topics might include a variety of visual practices both within and outside the art world; films, filmmaking, and television; emerging vehicles of expression such as the Internet and social media; methods of studying visual culture; and issues of pedagogy.
Our general paper/panel proposal criteria, includes:
ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is an open-access, annual, peer-reviewed journal in literary, cultural, and linguistic studies published under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. The journal is indexed in SCOPUS, DOAJ, CEEOL, MLA, BazHum, EBSCO, MIAR, Index Copernicus, ERIHPLUS, Sherpa Romeo, and included in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.
We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures and linguistics for our next issue to be published September 2023.
Submissions are invited for a session on 21st-century Tudormania at the South-Central Renaissance Conference / Queen Elizabeth I Society, to be held April 27-29 at the University of California-Berkeley.
Session Title: Children’s Play: Fun, Love, and Solidarity among Young People
CFP: Queer and Femme Gazes in AfroAsian Visual Culture (edited volume)
Rebecca Kumar and Seulghee Lee, eds.
The Stephen Graham Jones Society is inviting participants for an American Literature Association panel for the 2023 meeting comprised of emerging and established scholars who have interest and/or experience with the recent and ongoing scholarship and/or pedagogical value of Jones' ever-expanding body of writing. We are seeking proposals that examine any aspect of Jones’ literary, philosophical, cultural or historical engagements as reflected in his novels or short fiction. Proposed presentations on his more recent experimentations in genre and horror are especially welcomed.