Panel proposed at the 2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”
July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon
Environmental disasters along with lack of resources and global recession are increasingly rendering many parts of the globe inhabitable and forcing the displacement of billions of people. While large corporations and the global north – directly responsible for the climate crisis– refuse to take responsibility for the ecological breakdown, a narrative casting the blame on vulnerable and marginalized communities has been reemerging. In their attempt to “reclaim the commons” the far right has been reframing the climate crisis through the lens of race while calling for environmental cleansing.
American Literature Association Conference
34th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2023
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Edith Wharton and Beauty
The Edith Wharton Society invites papers that explore Wharton’s engagement with beauty in her works. Panelists are encouraged to consider the role of beauty in her writing on design, gardens, and travel as well as her novels and stories. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Proposals might consider (but are not limited to) the following questions:
EASA International Conference 2023
Ways of Reading: Literature and literacy (proposed theme)
7-8 December, 2023, University of the Free State (Bloemfontein)
The Collecting and Collectibles Area of the Popular Culture Association invites papers on “Sustainability in/as Collecting” for the 2023 National PCAACA Conference. We would especially like to encourage submissions that contribute new directions and calls to the existing scholarship on “Collecting” and particularly address ecological continuity in the varied geographical, cultural, linguistic, and literary collectibles.
Possible topics for presentations include but are not limited to:
To say that Ukraine has a complicated relationship with Russia is an understatement: the region was under direct rule in the imperial period, experienced a period of freedom after 1917, followed by repressive rule through large periods of the Soviet era, and then regained independence in 1991. Now, Ukraine faces Russian hostility and the violation of its territorial integrity, which began in February 2014 with the occupations of the Crimea and Donbas region.
DHU7 welcomes humanities scholars from across the Intermountain West and beyond. We especially invite early career scholars graduate students, newcomers to the digital humanities (DH), and members of traditionally underrepresented groups to join us.
The DHU7 Executive Committee invites proposals for presentations. Proposals are due on 11 December 2022 and should be submitted here.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Deadline Extended: Reception: Texts. Readers, Audiences, History, the peer-reviewed journal of the Reception Study Society, is inviting applications for one of its two general editor positions. Published annually by Penn State University Press, Reception presents a forum for scholarly and critical research-based articles in audience and reception studies in literary criticism, cultural and media studies, and the history of reading and book history. Our new editor will be expected to work with the journal’s continuing co-editor and its book-review editor to continue to develop Reception’s role as a leader in presenting new research in the various fields of audience study.
The University of Maryland’s Graduate English Organization invites proposals on the topic of “Binaries” for our 16th annual conference, to be held hybrid/in-person on March 3rd, 2023.
Coming from the Latin bīnārius, the Oxford English Dictionary defines “binary” as “Of, pertaining to, characterized by, or compounded of, two; dual.” While this can be seen on one hand as collaborative and additive, binaries are also often understood as oppositional or dichotomous.These competing definitions, then, form a complicated interpretational binary.
Spaces of (Re)creation
At times, there is a dissonance between what is considered the ‘original’ narrative and its adapted form. For example, the release of Neil Gaiman’s adaptation of his own work, The Sandman, caused controversy amongst those who had read the comic book series, mainly for the casting decisions of actors such as Kirby Howell-Baptiste who played Death and Jennifer Coleman who played Constantine, as their original characters in the comics where white or/and male. In the same vein, Amazon’s recent adaptation of Tolkien’s work, Rings of Power, creates tensions between fans of the author and a modern audience who may not be familiar with the source material because of the discrepancies between the two versions.
How does the liminal manifest in the Spanish-speaking world? To what does it respond in various contexts, spaces, and artistic expressions? From colonial wounds, through border disputes, gender expression, and artistic hybridization, the history of the Spanish-language sphere is one of diverse networks of communication. The idea of the liminal allows for the revision, evaluation, and deconstruction of these bordered spaces, to elaborate a site of dialogue and encounter. This conference proposes to be such a site.
Suggested themes include, but are not limited to:
ESRA Seminar: Ethics of Adapting Shakespeare's Plays in Totalitarian Contexts
Seminar at the ESRA CONFERENCE - Budapest - July 6-9 2023 - https://esra2023.btk.ppke.hu/
Chapter proposals are invited for the edited collection Transitional Female Being: An Ecocritical Politics of Peri/Post/Menopause, due by December 18, 2022. This volume aims to make a significant contribution to communicating beyond the biological elements of menstruation and pregnancy, interests which determines the direction of much ecofeminist theory, toward seriously engaging with a fundamental discourse effectively silenced in ecofeminist thinking: Menopause.
Environmental humanists are uniquely poised to consider how creative texts (including but not limited to novels, short stories, poems, films, theatre, visual art media, and podcasts) represent the imagined labor of reclaiming the commons in a variety of contexts. Though these representations may range from realist to fabulist, from actionable to impossible, EH teachers, writers, scholars, and activists can share these representations to inspire new, detailed methods for reclamation. Accordingly, this panel considers how various texts represent the labor of reclaiming the commons and how those representations can speak to real-world reclamation efforts.
This edited volume examines how sexual violence and feminist interventions in South Asia and the Diaspora have been articulated in literature and popular culture in the context of and in opposition to the #MeToo Movement. The #MeToo has significantly impacted how we understand sexual harassment, rape, and gendered violence, especially in the US. However, the movement was taken up only briefly by the media and entertainment industry in South Asia and the Diaspora.
Living as we do in the age of technology, we have witnessed the internet, social media, and smart devices penetrate every sphere of human activity. Technology provides powerful tools to conduct research on a scale hitherto unimaginable: for the first time in history, scholars from the stream of humanities are facing the problem of data abundance rather than scarcity (Rosenzweig, 2003). New methods and tools are evolving everyday to analyse Big Data. New formats of presenting and disseminating research have also become available, of which pre-print archiving and open access projects are only some of the most common examples.
Consolation in contemporary British and postcolonial literatures
6-7 April 2023
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Amphitheatre Descartes, 15 Parvis René Descartes, 69007 Lyon
Keynote speaker: Professor David James (University of Birmingham)
Conference of the SOFEIR (Société Française d’Études irlandaises / French Association of Irish Studies)
9-10 March 2023
University of Lille, France
Call for Papers
The Presence of the Past:
Problematising Temporalities in Irish Studies
The Robert Frost Society invites papers for a roundtable and a panel at the 2023 American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, 2023 in Boston.
New Hampshire and Beyond: Robert Frost and His Successors (Roundtable)
Robert Frost's book New Hampshire turns 100 in 2023, and this roundtable contributes to a year-long exploration of and response to that groundbreaking volume, which won Frost the first of his four Pulitzer Prizes. The Frost Society welcomes 100- to 250-word proposals that reflect on the impact that the poems from New Hampshire had on Frost’s successors, and/or on how these poems anticipated some of the poet’s own later work.
This is a call for paper for the panel titled ' Moving towards a sustainable future: Decolonising theory, praxis and pedagogy in South Asia' at the 27th European Conference of South Asian Studies (ECSAS) in Turin in July, 2023
Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents
Banding Together to Challenge Book Bans
Friday, December 9, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
Mythology in Contemporary Culture
Popular Culture Association National Conference
April 5-9, 2023
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas
“Clasp Hemispheres, and Homes”
The History Graduate Student Association at
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The 2nd Annual Michael Gordon Memorial History Graduate Conference
The Presence of History: Crises of Emotion, Identity, and Nostalgia
April 28-30, 2023
"POSTHUMANISM: A STUDY IN TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY PERSPECTIVES"
JOINT-EDITORS: PINAKI ROY AND TANIMA DUTTA
The world and human civilisation are governed by rapid and gradual changes. In order to perceive and explore these changes - among other disciplines of literature and social sciences - posthumanism was developed very late in the 20th century as a literary-philosophical approach to interpreting these changes.
Tall Tales and Urban Legends in American Literature
Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS) 2023 Conference, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS, September 22-24, 2023
Organized by Ross Bullen (OCAD University) and Jasleen Singh (University of Toronto)
The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submissions for its spring 2023 special issue focused on the theme “Affective Labor.” The special issue editors seek essays from across historical periods that address the role of affective labor in literature, film, and media. We seek analyses of the role of kin work, caring labor, nurturing and maternal activities; of pink collar, gendered labor; and other ways in which the affective is put to work, broadly conceived. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2023.
A non-exhaustive list of subjects we would appreciate reading essays on includes:
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: TextGenEd: Teaching with Text Generation Technologies
Annette Vee, Assoc. Prof. of English and Dir. of Composition, University of Pittsburgh
Tim Laquintano, Assoc. Prof. of English and Dir. of College Writing Program, Lafayette College
Carly Schnitzler, Ph.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill