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Modernisms Revisited II: 1922-2022

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Comparative Literature Institute (University of Porto)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Cadernos de Literatura Comparada, no. 46 (June 2022)

Modernisms Revisited II: 1922-2022

In 2022, we will celebrate the centenary of the Modern Art Week, consensually hailed as a landmark in Brazilian art and literature and as the event that gave rise to Modernism in Brazil. As Alfredo Bosi has noted, the Week was “the meeting point of the various trends that had been taking hold in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro since the First World War and the platform that allowed the consolidation of particular groups”, which, in the following years, would significantly change the direction of the country’s intellectual production.

Exploring Transnational Dimensions of Activism in Contemporary Book Culture

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Studies in Book Culture/Memoires du Livre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

“A is for Activist” is the title of a best-selling children’s board book, published in 2013 by Innosanto Nagara. This small book amplifies a large message: books can catalyze change. Publishing has both supported and hampered progressive political and social change, in a variety of international contexts. Activism in publishing is also transnational because national contexts and identities matter, but they exist within a transnational network with unequal power dynamics and “literary capital” (Casanova 2004). Building on ideas of “print activism” in the long twentieth century (Schreiber 2013), this special issue is dedicated to furthering our understanding of activism in the contemporary publishing industry – and in the research thereof.

Call for Chapters: Edited Collection on Vocal Fry

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:17pm
Francesco Venturi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

This multidisciplinary publication brings together leading scholars and practitioners, to explore what pulse phonation is, what it can do, and how it can be framed as a cultural phenomenon. This volume will draw on a broad range of approaches, from psycholinguistics and vocal training to new materialism and queer theory. By fusing critical theoretical approaches with performance, the book will consider the processes of production and perception of pulse phonation, its uses, and meanings in contemporary culture, music, theatre, and performance art, and the place it occupies in a broader reflection on voice and sound production. The book will conclude with a series of interviews and short statements from users and listeners of creaky voices.

TRANSNATIONAL CALIFORNIA: Special Issue of Comparative American Studies

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 1:04pm
Michael Docherty
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2021

Deadline for essays: 1 May 2022

California has been transnational since the moment of colonial encounter from which it acquired its name – borrowed by Spanish explorers from a work of contemporary fiction and imposed upon a place (indeed, multiple places) long known to indigenous peoples by other words. Since that time, California has been defined by further transnational encounters, exchanges, and conflicts – as a site of cross-cultural communication where borders often characterise experience but equally often prove to be porous and mutable.

Race, Race-Thinking, and Identity in the Global Middle Ages

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:39am
Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Speculum Themed Issue: "Race, Race-Thinking, and Idntity in the Global Middle Ages" Call for Papers


François-Xavier Fauvelle, Collège de France

Nahir Otaño Gracia, University of New Mexico

Cord J. Whitaker, Wellesley College


English in Liberia: Language and Literature

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:48am
Martin Mühlheim / UZH English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Despite a wealth of historical research on Liberia – a country founded by black U.S.settlers brought to West Africa in the 1820s, under the auspices of the American Colonization Society (ACS) – Liberian English and Anglophone Liberian literature remain under-researched.

This seminar session at the ESSE 2022 Conference in Mainz, Germany (August 29-September 2, 2022 - aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for authors, linguists, and literary scholars working on Liberia (incl. the country’s transnational connections).

Three key aims are:

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments (Extended proposal deadline: Nov. 30, 2021)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:15am
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

April 7–9, 2022


“All theology is rooted in geography.”

—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness


Pharmacological States of Emergency

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:42pm
Cultural Studies Association Conference 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021


As of March 2021, a year after the United States first entered nation-wide lockdowns in response to the global spread of COVID-19, the National Center for Health Statistics reported a 30% increase in drug overdose deaths across the country. Antidepressant, anti-anxiety, and insomnia prescriptions have also hit record highs. Now public health bodies are embarking on the most ambitious vaccination campaign in US history. Living through the chronic sequelae of these interlocking (and still unfolding) crises is bearable only by recourse to a pharmaceutical fix.

Taylor Swift as/and Literature

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:42pm
Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Taylor Swift, one of the best known musical artists of her generation, has left an indelible mark on popular culture and the collective consciousness. Although Swift is a perennial subject in the media, cast in both a positive and a negative light, few professional scholars have considered her work.

19th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference, April 7-9, 2022

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:41pm
The Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for Papers: 19th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference 

Co-Sponsored by Monmouth University 

Long Branch, NJ 

April 7-9, 2022 


The Prisoner of Sex Turns 50: Mailer on Gender and Sexuality” 


The Norman Mailer Society invites paper proposals for its 19th annual conference, which will be held April 7-9, 2022, in Long Branch, NJ, co-sponsored by The English Department at Monmouth University. 

FINAL REMINDER: CFP: Research, Art, and Writing Graduate Student Conference

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 12:56pm
The University of Texas at Dallas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 19, 2021

The Arts & Humanities Association of Graduate Students of

The University of Texas at Dallas presents

the thirteenth annual


RAW: Research, Art & Writing Graduate Student Conference


Reality, Reflection, and Retrospection:

Perceptions on Time, Space, and Subjectivity


Saturday, February 12, 2022


Memory: Forgetting, Futures, and Foundations

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 12:56pm
Stony Brook University Department of English / Graduate English Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

Stony Brook University
34th Annual English Graduate Conference
February 24th-25th, 2022

“Memory: Forgetting, Futures, and Foundations”

Keynote Speaker
Edgar Garcia
University of Chicago

“Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.”
- William Faulkner, A Light in August

Women Reading / Reading Women

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 12:08pm
South West Conference on Christianity and Literature Regional Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Held at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, October 13-15, 2022, this conference's theme is inspired by the artist Mary Cassatt’s paintings of girls and mothers with books, in particular “The Reader” on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
(Early conference attendees will have the opportunity to tour Crystal Bridges.) Papers on women authors such as Marilynne

Anthem Series on Exploitation and Industry in World Cinema (Book Series)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 10:56am
David A. Cook and Will Dodson, UNC Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Anthem Series on Exploitation and Industry in World Cinema incorporates a broad range of scholarship on filmmakers, genres, cycles and national cinemas, focusing on ways in which exploitation filmmaking and distribution subsidize riskier commercial or “art cinema” work. Titles in this series focus on a single exploitation filmmaker/producer/distributor, an exploitation genre/cycle or the exploitation component of a national cinema. The series considers new and fuller understandings of the interdependent development of exploitation, commercial and arthouse cinema as technology enables new cultures of audience reception.

Open deadline for monograph and edited collection proposals.

CALL FOR PAPERS: “We’re Going Virtual”: A Children’s Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 9:06am
Kyle Eveleth / Otterbein University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The concept of virtual worlds, while not new, has become a normalized part of 21st-century consciousness in the wake of the worldwide novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Once a realm reserved for playful escape, “dissolv[ing] the constraints of the anchored world so that we can lift anchor—not to drift aimlessly without point, but to explore anchorage in ever-new places” (Heim, 1993), virtual spaces have taken center stage in our everyday lives. Our meeting places, our workplaces, our places of learning, even the places where we unite to break bread have shifted from the physical realm to the virtual.

[UPDATE - Deadline Extended] The Inklings and Horror: Fantasy's Dark Corners

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 8:47am
The Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Mythopoeic Society invites paper submissions for an online conference that focuses on the connections between and among Inkling authors and the literary tropes of the horror sub-genre of speculative fiction, to be held through Zoom and Discord February 4-5, 2022.

Television and Empathy [Edited Collection]

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 8:46am
Michael Samuel, Unviersity of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 19, 2021

Call for Papers


Television and Empathy


Edited Collection 



What is television’s capacity to elicit empathy?



Communities of Distance

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:41pm
Marshall Meyer / Johns Hopkins University Department of Comparative Thought and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

From the global to the individual level, our sense of community has undergone a profound transformation within just a couple years. Where it once suggested closeness and intimacy, community now paradoxically demands that we maintain a healthy distance from one another—each one of us a monad tucked away in our respective homes, our old sources of community displaced as they transition to virtual formats. We even maintain patterns of disciplined isolation to protect the health and safety of those whom we would otherwise not need to consider.

Conference on Sermon Studies (September 8-10, 2022; Oxford, UK)

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:37pm
Center for Sermon Studies, Marshall University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Call for Papers

Conference on Sermon Studies: The Twentieth Century, Before, and Beyond

Oxford, UK, and Virtual

September 8-10, 2022

 Submission Deadline: April 1, 2022


The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its fifth Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held September 8-10, 2022. It will be a hybrid event, with in-person sessions in Oxford and virtual options.

Urzeitig journal seeks papers relating D. H. Lawrence to criticism of technology and revivals of pagan religion

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:37pm
Urzeitig: The Journal of Primeval Studies, a Project of The Rananim Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

Urzeitig: The Journal of Primeval Studies is devoted to the study of ancient ways of living and knowing, primarily related to the teachings of D. H. Lawrence. The journal aims to both criticize modernity, and to reinvigorate the old pagan ways, through the use of Lawrencian philosophy.

Urzeitig: The Journal of Primeval Studies is published bi-annually. Articles, reviews and letters to the editor can be emailed to the editor, Farasha Euker.

The editor invites submissions, including articles, reviews and letters to the editor.

Submissions should be sent to the editor, Farasha Euker at:


Early British Literature Conference CFP

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:37pm
Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 3, 2022

The 29th Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature will take place at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, 22-23 April 2022. A conference known for its supportive and collegial atmosphere for teachers and scholars of Early British Literature, the organizers invite abstracts and panel or roundtable proposals on any of British literature before 1800. The conference theme this year is Kindred Communities. However, the conference encourages engagement with all aspects of Early British Literature from its beginnings through the 18th century, including teaching, interpretation, and scholarship.

Postdoctoral Program: Social Sciences and Humanities in a Post-Crisis Period

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:36pm
European Scientific Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022

This program is designed to advance the academic and professional careers of Ph.D. holders through collaboration with experienced research advisers and participation in multidisciplinary and international research groups together with other post-doctoral fellows.
The language of the program is English and Spanish.

Literary Druid

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:35pm
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021

Dear Prof/Scholars,

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 English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.

Women’s Life Writing in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe/ Literatură auto/biografică feminină în Europa de Est şi de Sud-Est/ Récit de vie féminin dans l’Europe de l’Est et du Sud-Est

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:35pm
Laura Cernat (KU Leuven)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022

In the form of memoirs, autobiographies, diaries or correspondence, or given a literary spin as autofiction and biofiction, the experiences of East and South-East European women during wartimes and under the oppressive regimes of the twentieth century (a period laden with contrasts, which in the West was hailed as “acentury of women”, Rowbotham 1997, but also framed as an “age of testimony”, Felman and Laub 1992) have been surfacing in the past two decades. The transmission of these narratives followed sinuous paths, taking both verbal and non-verbal forms, relying on both “filial” and “affiliative” networks (Hirsch 2012), and coming from both female victims and female perpetrators (Schwab 2010).