How can ordinary language philosophy’s (OLP) picture of language as a shared form of life foster resilience? For OLP, language is a peculiarly stable and resilient reservoir of meaning which we share. Speakers agree in language, in form(s) of life, and, “queer as it may sound,” Wittgenstein writes, in judgments. For Sandra Laugier, this is not intersubjective agreement but rather “as objective an agreement as possible.” When we are beset by pain, trauma, or skepticism, we can resiliently recover from this alienation of the self by recalling the shape of our lives in language.
Let’s Get Digital embraces the timely opportunity to critically reexamine the impacts of digital technology and the barrage of information on our perceptions of reality. Specifically, this panel is focusing on digital art, history, curatorial strategies, critical theory, emergent platforms and forms of creative expression. In bringing together a panel of artists, scholars, and curators we hope to collectively reflect on our present post-internet age, to borrow Byung-Chul Han’s term, ‘the age of like’, and what it means to engage with the digital realm, over half-a-century since its inception.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA 94), November 11-13, Jacksonville, FL
DIGITAL PEDAGOGIES, COMPUTATIONAL PRACTICES: DIGITAL HUMANITIES TOOLS IN THE CHANGING ACADEMY
The JESAF (ISSN: 2957-515X), a free-fee journal, is soliciting manuscripts for the second issue, including theoretical explorations, empirical investigations, and book reviews. Authors whose research relates to the multiple subfields of linguistics, English literature and TESOL are invited to submit their papers. Regardless of the manuscript type, submissions should be based on robust evidence and/or theory. Details of scope and submission are available on https://journals.arafa.org/index.php/jesaf/aims-scope
The organizers of the 2023 BWWC invite papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of ‘Liberties’ in global and transatlantic British women’s writing from the long eighteenth century to the present. We ask participants to consider ‘liberties’ not only as a political abstraction but also as part of material and experiential subjectivity. Interpreted broadly, liberties include (but are not limited to) legal rights and freedoms, liberty of the person and bodily autonomy, liberties of creative and artistic expression, liberty of profession and vocation, freedom of movement both physical and social, and self-determination in the private and public spheres.
The Journal of Avant-Garde Studies (JAGS) and its guest editors invite submissions for the special issue “Las Vanguardistas: Women and the Avant-Garde in Ibero-America and the Caribbean”. By proposing this special issue, we aim to foster a global understanding of avant-garde movements and highlight the key role of Ibero-American and Caribbean women in the avant-garde scene from the 1910s to the present day. The geographical scope of this special issue includes Spain and Portugal as well as all Hispanic American countries in North, Central, and South America plus the Hispanophone Caribbean.
We welcome academic articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:
NeMLA's 54th Annual Convention
Niagara Falls, NY March 23-26, 2023
Creative Writing Panel - "Voices in Diaspora"
The term diaspora refers to the dispersion of a people from their native land; and often, there is a subjective emotional attachment whereas such feelings are determined by cultural identity. We see this illustrated in works by writers such as Elizabeth Nunez, V.S. Naipaul, Yaa Gyasi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Jhumpa Lahiri as they examine themes such as nostalgia, alienation, displacement, and resilience in the face of adversity. This creative panel will consist of emerging writers who use their works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to illustrate the various experiences connected to living in diaspora.
Language has always been a debatable issue in the postcolonial world. Starting from the debate between Achebe and Ngugi to today's multilingual scenario, language has been the heart of the conversation in postcolonial literary studies. Writers and theoreticians from the African continent and South-Asia have addressed the issue and role of language in constructing postcolonial identity in their works. Given the multilingual context of today's postcolonial world, discussion on language and identity is extremely important. This panel, thus, invites paper proposals on the questions of language and identity in contemporary postcolonial literature.
1. Language and Identity
Conference: 12-13 September 2022 (online - via Zoom)
All details: https://www.inmindsupport.com/loneliness-conference
What makes us happy and content in our life? Some people may point to fabulous fame, fortune, or money. Some may say that the key to happiness are interpersonal relationships. But what if someone is alone? Is loneliness really disastrous? Are there any benefits of loneliness? Can loneliness become an epidemic? In order to answer such questions, during our conference we will have to concentrate on many particular issues. Thus, we are interested in all aspects of loneliness in the past and in the present-day world.
Conference Online (via Zoom platform)
22-23 September 2022 (via Zoom)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)
In 1966, then-seventeen-year-old Gil Scott-Heron asked Langston Hughes for an interview after Hughes delivered a speech in New York. Hughes graciously agreed. “We talked about his work,” said Scott-Heron, “and how he had come to master so many art forms. That, also, was very influential because I like to write many different things myself: poetry as well as longer pieces and music. He’d done the same.”
Consortium: An International Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies invites well researched, original and unpublished articles for the special issue on Medical Humanities, 2.2
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 August, 2022
Deadline for submission of full articles: 31 October, 2022
Email (for abstract submission) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission guidelines: https://consortiumejournal.com/submission.php
TTR – Traduction, terminologie, rédaction, vol. 36, no 2 (2023)
Thematic issue guest edited by Patrick Hersant
What are the mental operations and writing practices by which a text becomes, in another language, another text? In order to better understand how translations come into being, the journal TTR - Traduction, terminologie, rédaction proposes to examine an object of study that has long remained invisible or inaccessible: the working documents of translators, where strikethroughs and permutations, erasures and second thoughts, alternative wordings and successive corrections reveal a process that is as yet understudied: translations in the making.
Postcolonial Fault-lines: Branching into the Unknown
Cross-Disciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference on Postcolonial and Decolonial Knowledge(s)
October 10th – 12th, 2022.
Hosted online by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and University of Aberdeen, UK.
Important Dates to Remember:
Deadline for Submissions: August 15th, 2022.
Notification of Acceptance: September 15th, 2022.
Conference Dates: 10th, 11th and 12th October, 2022.
Fungi occupy a liminal position as neither animal nor vegetal but are intimately connected to both biologically: as Eugenia Bone notes, paying attention to the fungal teaches us that “everything that lives is plural.” Fungal lives are multiple and collective, and what Anna Tsing calls the “unruly edges” of fungal individuality betrays the fact that they are “always too many.” This bifurcated perspective modeled by fungal relational entanglements suggests “unsettling and symbiotic relationships” where an objectified environment subsumed by a masterful Anthropos is abandoned for the sake of intra-active becomings (as Karen Barad suggests).
The panel seeks to examine Russian realist novels and their impact on other world literatures of the nineteenth and twentieth century, as well as contemporary authors, and study the possible connections between the Russian realist tradition and other texts that can be potentially related to its literary legacy. We invite abstracts devoted specifically to the analysis of any aspect of Russian realist novels of the nineteenth century, as well as papers on broader philosophical and social issues relevant to the Russian realist novel tradition and its influence world-wide.
The proposed interdisciplinary panel examines the rich relationship of music and literary works within various world literatures focusing primarily on the twentieth century, but presentations within a broader time frame will also be considered. We invite a wide range of papers investigating the author’s technique of representing music in literature, examining aesthetic, historical and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, as well as the relationship between the literary text and the composer.
94th South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention
November 11-12, 2022
(For possible inclusion as part of the Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series)
As Garrett (2015) contends, popular cultural representations of the afterlife are a means of imaginatively and creatively grappling with the unknown. These representations can offer explanations about life after death or the in-between, to rationalize the existential, support and challenge religious doctrines, and entertain and educate so that society might live life to the fullest or feel assured that there is something more.
An Anthology of Southeast Asian Eco-Writing
Call for Submissions
Editors Rina Garcia Chua, Esther Vincent Xueming, and Ann Ang are currently accepting submissions for an anthology of diverse eco-writing from Southeast Asian writers that explore interrelationships with geographies and spaces in the region.
Deadline for submission is November 30, 2022.
Owing to numerous requests, the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies (www.global19c.com) is delighted to extend the cfp deadline for panel proposals to be considered for its world congress, "Comparative Empire: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation, 1750-1914," in Singapore, 19-22 June 2023. The extended deadline is 15 August 2022. (Individual paper proposals are due 1 October.)
Women Writing Syria: Resilience, Solidarity, Movement
Call for Submissions
How do Syrian women writers, poets and artists imagine Syria, both before and after the revolution and war? Can we imagine Syria without war? Can Syria – as a site that is at once shared, divided and contested – inspire us to bring it into being through creative writing and arts? Could we make this imagined Syria a concrete reality? How can Syrian women’s narratives and voices be heard?
We invite contributions from Syrian women writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, playwrights and cross-genre writers writing in English, Arabic and Turkish for the forthcoming anthology Women Writing Syria. Visuals by artists are also welcome.
Call For Papers: A Critical Companion to Julie Taymor
Deadline (abstract): 31 August 2022
Deadline (full manuscript): 1 December 2022
An important note: This project was originally announced in recent years under a previous editor. This project is now underway with a new editor. Any authors who previously submitted chapters (proposals or completed) to this project should contact Matthew Hodge at email@example.com.
Fan Studies Network – North America (FSN-NA) Virtual Conference
October 13–16, 2022
SUBMISSIONS DUE AUGUST 8
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Chapter Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 December 2022
Fashioning the ‘Little Parises’ of the World. Interlaced National Symbols
Book edited by Dr. Sonia D. Andraş (The “Gheorghe Şincai” Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Târgu-Mureş, Romania)
Thinking the Global South: Method, Theory, Strategy
15 October 2022
Keynote Speaker: Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, the
Pennsylvania State University and co-director of the digital platform Global South Studies.
If the term ‘Global South’, as Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra has observed, ‘serves as a placeholder or temporary
designation for something that it announces but does not properly describe’, its attention to the ‘global’ offers
us a ‘name for the desire to think expansively and therefore comparatively beyond established national,
In 2019, renowned American literary critic and Black feminist scholar Hortense Spillers donated her papers to the Pembroke Center’s Feminist Theory Archive in the name of the Black Feminist Theory Project, and in April 2022, the Pembroke Center opened the exhibit “Hortense Spillers: A Life Recorded.” In celebration of both the collection and exhibit, we are soliciting papers for a Fall 2022 symposium on Spillers’s contributions to intellectual and pedagogical practices in the fields of Black feminist criticism, literary studies, and cultural studies, among others.
Matthew Lovett (University of Pittsburgh)
Julia Bruehne (University of Bremen)
In Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, Alexis Pauline Gumbs meditatively interrogates the language of the natural sciences and its attendant racialized, gender-essentialized assumptions, and provides a model for identifying similar logics in Medieval Studies. Recent attention on the integration of Women of Color Feminisms in Medieval Studies has illuminated how these logics make the "circumstances" of such integration "unbreathable" (Gumbs 3). In this roundtable, we will engage with the possibility of Women of Color Feminisms' ability to breathe in such circumstances.
V INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON FANTASTIC GENRE, AUDIOVISUALS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic dissemination that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, with the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University.
Its mission is to disseminate research studies within the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theatre, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, plastic arts, etc.