Modern life has become defined in many ways by our digital experiences, and it is in this technological environment that a retreat to an idealized version of the past has been increasingly realized and depicted through social media. The distinctive aesthetics of cottagecore, dark and light academia, and vintage movements represent creative cross sections through which individuals blend pop culture, literature, fantasy, art, and lifestyle elements in an often fantastical, romanticized, or idealized version of the past—one inherently informed by and expressed through a modern, digital present.
What is time? Why and how have questions surrounding temporality become central to queer and Black studies in recent times? What is the (non)relation between queer temporality and Black time? Please send 300-word abstracts and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The MLA 2023 conference will take place in San Francisco, CA, from January 5-8 2023.
POWERS OF POP: Cross-Cultural Influences Between Japanese and American Pop Cultures
To be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Edited by Dr. Kendra Sheehan and Matthew Hodge
Final update: Panel complete. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom room ID if you'd like to join informally.
Call For Papers: Teaching Jovita Gonzalez’ Caballero, Feminist Radical Domesticity, and Memory as Borderlands and Transformation
UPDATE: Papers on Cisneros, Moraga, Anzaldua: Mexican American studies feminist texts also highly encouraged. We wish to center student approaches to Mexican American studies of feminist/borderlands texts of all kinds as part of a conversation around Cabellero, but welcome other texts as well.
Speculative fiction has become the space in which imaginings of the future proliferate not totally free of the specter of history but free from the fatalism that subaltern communities often are forced to cope with under the weight of that history. As such, Indigenous writers, both in the US and in the rest of the world, have turned to the genre as a way to construct futurisms of survivance and resistance. If the weight of history has and does manifest itself in violence, both physical and otherwise, then the question of autonomy is central, for violence is perhaps the most basic violation of the individual and the communal.
The Review of English and American Literature
Call for Papers
Special Issue: The Immaterial
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2022
The Review of English and American Literature
Call for Papers
This panel considers Wynter’s letter as a call to challenge present truths of biocentrism, classifications of humanness, and the condemnation of “the speech of the street” to cultivate new modes of knowing/feeling. 250 word abstract. Contact: Amari Mitchell (email@example.com) or Diana Molina (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are invited to participate in a 2023 session, you must be an MLA member by 7 April 2022.
All session participants must register for the convention.
Topics may include but not limited to:
Deadline for Submissions: April 18th
A call for paper presentation on any aspect of Spanish (literature, film, civilization, linguistics, pedagogy, etc.). Priority is given to presentations in Spanish, though papers in English will be accepted too.
Keywords: Spanish, Literature, Spanish Pedagogy, Linguistics, Spanish Culture
Important Dates: to be held, Via Zoom, on April 29th, 2022
Email abstracts to: email@example.com
How can critical comedy studies of popular and/or experimental media help us revive political theories of hope amid material conditions characterized by climate apocalypse, obscene inequality, and rising authoritarianism? We invite a range of approaches.
CALL FOR PAPER
The effects of international migration, which has increased in the last century, on the change and transformation of social structures have also increased the interest in the phenomenon of migration. Integration, citizenship and repatriation are frequently discussed, especially in recent years, on the migrations from Syria and Afghanistan. The discussion is carried out on the following questions:
Call for Papers: Reimagining Rebecca: a symposium on du Maurier’s novel & its legacy
A symposium at the University of Sussex on 27th May 2022
Deadline for abstract submissions: 7th March 2022
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED: 18th March 2022
Soliciting participants in a roundtable reflecting on the opportunities and challenges of teaching literature online. The discussion will focus on topics such as teaching close reading, fostering community, and asynchronous discussion and synchronous online meeting tools. Please submit a brief description of experiences and innovations in teaching literature online in synchronous and/or asynchronous modalities. Modern Language Association Conference, San Francisco, 1/5/23 - 1/8/23
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 15 March 2022
Julie Wilhelm, National University (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Jewish Los Angeles "Jewish Literature and Culture" panel at the Pacific Modern Languages AssociationNovember 11-13, 2022 From Boyle Heights to Hollywood, and from Santa Monica to the Valley, Los Angeles has been a site for fantastic projections, colonial encounters, and organized struggles for Jews “moving West” since the late 19th century. This panel explores how L.A. as the other “promised land” is figured in the writings, films, artworks, and music of Jewish Californians and immigrants. From its settlement as a supposedly empty “virgin territory” to its more recent description as a city that has no memory of itself, Los Angeles is often stylized as a place without identity, history, or borders (Baudrillard, Mike Davis, Thom Andersen, Vanessa Place).
STILLNESS IN MOTION
PHOTOGRAPHY AS A MOVING IMAGE
Tutor: Patrícia Nogueira
MAY 4 — JUNE 01, 2022 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm WEST | Fee: €250
+ info & registration: https://www.archivoplatform.com/event-details/stillnessinmotion
"make, unmake, remake"
November 9th-13th, 2022
Society for Utopian Studies
Embassy Suites Charleston Historic District
We invite creative and scholarly responses to our conference theme--"make, unmake, remake"-- with a particular interest in panels that offer interdisciplinary approaches to shared questions in utopian studies, including those that speak to post-pandemic life and renewal. Topics might include:
--"tinkering towards utopia" vs. large scale utopian plans
--arts and crafts, "craftivism," and sustainability
--reparations for slavery and other historical atrocities
--utopian labor; labor in dystopian times
This week-long workshop will bring together both critical and creative writers to support one another in the development of new written work across a wide range of “popular” genres, forms and approaches. “Genres Against the Market” aims to foster a temporary community to encourage radical writers to explore new methods for reaching unconventional audiences toward a critique of economic limitation and possibility. Leaving aside the familiar form of the conventional academic essay and monograph, we aim to host a gathering to explore how radical ideas that challenge reigning forms of social and economic power can be expressed and broadcast using “popular” formats of writing.
DEADLINE EXTENDED -- CFP: Performing Medievalism: Tricks, Tips and Tropes from Early Artistic Practice for the Modern-Day Performer
Contemporary Global Museological Practices
Editor: Soma Ghosh Librarian and Media Officer, Salar Jung Museum, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, Hyderabad, Telangana
About the Theme: “Contemporary Global Museological Practices”
Considering texts broadly as documentary, artistic, visual, aural, textile, performed, or inhabited, what new kinds and uses of evidence are recovering histories through texts? We especially invite underrepresented or interdisciplinary scholarship.
The panel will seek to develop our concept of editing for new kinds of evidence and build bridges between the ADE and MLA communities. Our aim is to foster conversation between people interested in traditional and non-traditional forms of editing and researchers who are making use of new or innovative editions and collections.
The Show Must Not Go On: Rupture in Theatre and Performance
October 7, 2022
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York (CUNY)
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10016
The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide for Black travelers published from 1936 to 1967, has enjoyed recent popular and scholarly interest. Podcasts and documentaries, articles and essays, and full-length books have been devoted to educating readers about the history of the Green Book and the businesses once listed within it.
Call for Papers
Literature Compass | Nineteenth-Century Networks
Collecting, Collections, and Collectors in the Long Nineteenth Century
How might medieval dissent, rebellion, and class conflict shed new light on modern insurrectionism? What new historiographic questions might we ask, or positions might we take, on Middle English literature in view of contemporary events?
This session invites innovative work at the intersection of Old or Middle English and Trans Studies, particularly work that reflects on the development and increasing variety of Trans Studies in these fields.
What understandings of Persianate or Islamicate texts, societies, or cultures do Middle English texts show? How do their engagements with those traditions inflect their views of their own political, aesthetic, and cultural investments?
CALL FOR PAPERS - GENTES N. 9/2022 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DATE: 14 APRIL 2022
ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE: 30 APRIL 2022
DEADLINE: 10 SEPTEMBER 2022
Submissions for Gentes 9/2022 are now open. Anyone wishing to submit a contribution can send their paper (minimum 20.000 characters-maximum 50.000 characters, including spaces) by September 10, 2022. Prior to submission, please send an abstract (maximum 1000 characters, spaces included) by April 14, 2022.
In Death of a Discipline, Gayatri Spivak mentions the problematic identification of “literature” with the novel form in comparative literature (2005: 123). Her concern with our general blindness to non-hegemonic forms recalls the consternation frequently shown in short fiction criticism toward the enduring novel-centrism of literary studies. This conference aims to bring together scholars with an interest in examining this tension and the different ways in which it may extend to the field of world literature. But our goal is not to look at the short form once again in stark opposition to the novel.
Identity, role and gender have their parts to play in narratives, and recognition may be a feature in plots. Clothing functions in a cultural, semiotic, system. It’s a signifier in the Bible and Shakespeare. We look for associations with Christian and Biblical themes in literary texts, and papers will have a reading time of 20 minutes. Fuller details are on the conference page of the CLSG website. https://www.clsg.org/html/conference.html
Panel on the cultivation of antiracist reading practices. Topics may include the race novel, social scientific uses of Black literature, antiracist reading lists, book clubs, “common text” programs, cross-racial readerships, sensitivity readers. Send abstract.