It’s a statistic we hear often: America incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. Yet, most Americans can go about their daily lives without thinking about their physical proximity to prisons or the people locked within. With few exceptions, prisons are built in rural, remote areas, set back from main highways and not visible from shopping centers, restaurants, and housing developments. Likewise, America’s political landscape works hard to obfuscate the realities of life locked up, reducing discourses of mass incarceration to shocking statistics and incomprehensible numbers.
Literature & Culture and/as Intelligent Systems
University of Stuttgart Digital Workshop
16–17 December 2021
Confirmed Keynote Address: Dr. James Smithies, Director of King’s Digital Lab, King’s College London
ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. The journal is indexed in SCOPUS, DOAJ, CEEOL, CEJSH, BazHum, EBSCO, MIAR, Index Copernicus and ERIHPLUS, 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 2022.
The 19th international conference of the
Gesellschaft für englische Romantik (Society for English Romanticism) will be hosted
by the Chair of English Literature of the University of Augsburg and held as a residential conference at ‘Haus Sankt Ulrich’ in Augsburg.
Augsburg, September 29 – October 2, 2022
Haus Sankt Ulrich
Tagungshotel der Diözese Augsburg
The Eighteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies will take place at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on August 8–12, 2022. Scholars from all fields of Jewish Studies are invited to take part in the Congress.
The six broad divisions of the World Congress are:• The Bible and Its World
• History of the Jewish People
• Rabbinic Literature, Jewish Law and Jewish Thought
• Languages, Literatures, and the Arts
• Jewish Studies and Social Sciences
• Research Projects and Technology
CALL FOR PAPERS FROM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
30th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference
Saturday, November 13th, 2021
at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL (hybrid format)
featuring graphic poet and translation editor Naoko Fujimoto as keynote speaker
Undergraduate students should submit abstracts for 10-15 min in-person or virtual presentations no later than Oct. 15, 2021 in any of the following categories:
In La naturaleza colonizada: Ecología política y minería en América Latina (2011), Héctor Alimonda highlights political-intellectual traditions in Latin America that, when elaborated within other geopolitical forms of knowledge, show us how “a long history of unequal, combined development and a global rupture of the society-nature metabolism increasingly penalizes Latin American nature and its communities” (22). Alimonda’s notion of political ecology in Latin America engages with traditions fundamentally dedicated to multifaceted practices of care—to the acknowledgment of and participation in sustainable economic, environmental, and political development and protection in face of regional, national, and international extractivist forces.
Cinephile 16.1 — Constant/Change
The International David Foster Wallace Society are accepting papers for panel at the 53rd NeMLA, which will take place between March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland.
We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction. Paper topics may include but are not limited to:
I'd like to invite world language practitioners and intellectuals whose work is relevant to Community Engaged Learning to submit a proposal for the roundtable Civic Engagement in the World Language Classroom: Community Engaged Learning. [For those with limited experience but a strong interest in starting a CEL course: there will also be a workshop on the same topic, please join us at NeMLA] Format: Roundtable (3-10 participants give brief, informal presentations (5 minutes) followed by an open conversation)Language taught: Any language, any levelWhere and when: NeMLA 2022 (Baltimore, March 10-13) What are Community Engaged Learning courses?Community Enga
Memory, Cognition, Literature
An Interdisciplinary workshop by Centre for Memory Studies, IIT Madras, in association with the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) IIT Madras, Indian Network for Memory Studies (INMS), and Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia University
9-12 November 2021
Dr. Avishek Parui and Dr. Merin Simi Raj
Centre for Memory Studies IIT Madras
Professor Simi Malhotra
International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism
June 23-25, 2022
University of Central Florida
We are now inviting article submissions for the 2022 issue of the Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies. We welcome papers on any subject relating to Lewis’s intertwined careers as artist, novelist, satirist, cultural and social critic, philosopher, publisher, and all-round grit particle in the modernist oyster.
The deadline for submission of completed articles is 31 March 2022. Articles should be c.7,000-9,000 words. Final drafts should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to discuss an idea for an article informally with the editorial team at any point prior to the submission deadline please feel free to drop us a line at the same address.
Stratified Nature: Women’s Writing and Nature Past, Present, and Future—Extended Deadline
As we continue the study of the Anthropocene and society’s intersections with nature, this collection searches for essays on women’s writing, Anthropocene, and futurism. This anthology’s scope will be broad, with a focus on analysis of women writers, society, and nature in the past, present, and future.
Submissions are now open for the second issue of The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures. Submissions are due December 1, 2021.
The topic of the second issue is an open one, and any essays on fantasy and fan cultures (broadly construed) will be considered.
You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.
Whether from health crisis, family isolation, or governmental-social prejudice, care has always been an invaluable resource in queer communities, whether physical, psychological, or spiritual. This care manifests not only in physical forms, such as providing food and medicine, shelter for queer homeless populations, and access to health care, but also in the ability to connect with new modes of family and to fight in the broader struggle for queer rights and liberation. However, this care can become disrupted due to biases present within the mainstream queer community, such against queer people of color, queer women and gender non-conforming people, and queer people with disabilities.
This call is for our book recommendation section.for the academic blog (ISSN 2660-8839, https://popmec.hypotheses.org) of the PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies.
We aim at recommending books that we find relevant in the realm of the representation of the US, as well as in the related cultural studies. We’d like to share books that we found inspiring, useful, and engaging, delving into culturally relevant topics, popular culture products, public reception, cultural politics, minority/discriminated groups’ representation, collective imaginaries fueled by cinema, music, comics, TV series, public performances, and whatnot.
15th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English
May 11-13, 2022
The Conference will be jointly hosted by
Hatay Mustafa Kemal University,
Department of English Language & Literature ,
Department of Foreign Language Education,
School of Foreign Languages &
The English Language & Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA)
The Conference will address topics from the fields of
Literatures in English
British Cultural Studies
Call for Articles – Visual History
IDEA – Interdisciplinary Discourses, Education and Analysis launches a call for articles for its new issue dedicated to Visual History.
Call for Papers
International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 3
LAST DATE: 30 October 2021
ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)
International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
Reconceptualizing Response: Using Instructor Feedback to Promote Equity and Linguistic Justice in the Writing Classroom
500-word proposals with 50-word bios due December 15, 2021
In the wake of COVID, some workers have been deemed essential, forced to put their lives at risk to keep the market moving or care for those with the means to stay off the frontlines. While these jobs may be crucial, those who perform them are frequently treated as exchangeable.Yet as workers have become interchangeable, a fantastical contrast has emerged in the form of the non-fungible token (NFT): at the same time that stable employment and livable wages have been cut in the interest of profit, digital creations become irreplaceable tokens of payment. The catastrophic impact of the pandemic shows which systems of exchange are malleable or fluid and which remain brittle or stagnant.
Eudora Welty Society at the American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2022 / Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois
Eudora Welty and Performance
Call for Contributions
ReVisions: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada (essay collection)
Edited by Wendy Roy, University of Saskatchewan
CFP: 56th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Venue: California State University, Long Beach. Mainly in person with a handful of sessions on zoom.
Dates: April 13 and 14, 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS:
2022 NATIONAL PCA CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE, WA.
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Wednesday, April 13 – Saturday, April 16, 2022
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
CFP: MYSTERY & DETECTIVE FICTION AREA
The Humanities and Technology Review
Call for Articles and Book Reviews
The Humanities and Technology Review (HTR) is the interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal of the Humanities and Technology Association (HTA). Published twice annually, the HTR explores the interface between the humanities and technology. The editors welcome all submissions on this theme from any discipline. The HTR is currently accepting papers of 6000-8000 word length for its Spring 2022 issue.
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