We invite international PhD students and emerging scholars to come together to consider the myriad ways that our contemporary and established traditions of rhetorical theory and criticism inform global flows of meaning-making. For 2021, we have conscientiously chosen to hold the 2021 workshop in San Luis Potosí, Mexico at El Colegio de San Luis (also referred to as COLSAN), in order to gather academics, scholars, and activists who are thinking about language and communication as we stay critical of its limits and consequences. In alignment with this purpose, the working languages in 2021 will be English and Spanish with the aid of translation software and technology.
Bridges and Borders: Navigating Problems and Possibilities in Language and Culture
A Graduate Student Virtual Conference presented by the Carnegie Mellon University Department of English Colloquia with Keynote Speaker Jasbir Puar
April 23, 2021
The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held from Thursday, November 11, to Sunday, November 14, 2021, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Strategies for Teaching Climate Change in the First-Year Writing Classroom:
This session investigates the teaching of climate change themes, focusing on the first-year writing classroom. It will invite instructors whose courses have incorporated these themes to share their pedagogical strategies with those who are new to the use of climate change themes or who would like to improve their existing pedagogy.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 14 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
on the theme of
The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922)
In The Temple (1633), George Herbert observes that “broken bones may joy,/ And tune together in a well-set song.” Here, Herbert observes the interplay between ailments that affect both the spiritual and physical senses. Senses - understood to be those faculties that acquire knowledge vis-à-vis experience - serve as a shared vocabulary informing both spiritual (i.e., transcendent, religious) and physical (i.e., materialistic, naturalistic) means of treatment. But even in our own day, such connections among theories of sense, spiritual and physical illnesses, and their treatments reconfigure what we mean by “healing” in medical discourses.
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK, Saturday 6 November 2021
We are looking for papers which consider journeying, place and the way as tropes in ancient or modern texts, and we look especially for associations with Christian and Biblical themes.
Papers normally have a reading time of about 20 minutes, and are followed by a few minutes of discussion. They are offered for publication in The Glass and subsequently on the CLSG website.
The deadline for offering a paper is 31 May 2021. Send a provisional title and a few lines on how you will tackle your topic. Email Dr Roger Kojecký, email@example.com
Papers are sought for this virtual (online) session of the PAMLA 2021 conference (Nov. 11-14, 2021; https://www.pamla.org/) that explore the way the disciplines of the humanities unlock the human experience behind disease for patients, healthcare providers, and public health officials alike. Close readings of selected cultural texts that explore specific disease events, investigations into cultural responses to broader healthcare issues, or even considerations about the challenges of teaching students during a pandemic, are encouraged.
Viatica, the first French online journal devoted to travel writing, invites contributions for a special issue on Patrick Leigh Fermor in 2023.
CFP: Nightmare Before Christmas (Key Films/Filmmakers in Animation series, Bloomsbury)
This edited collection will consider Nightmare Before Christmas as a milestone in animation and film history as well as a key cultural object with lasting impact. The book will be inserted in Bloomsbury’s Key Film/Filmmakers in Animation series.
Visual Resources Journal, Special Issue (Guest Editor: Krešimir Purgar)
Call for Papers:
What is an Image, Now?
The study of images is a vast and complicated field of enquiry that looks to understand how changing modes of production, dissemination and consumption, (including changes to the aesthetics and materiality of images) transforms the value of images, their very definition and ontology.
Podcasting constitutes a new form of digital media which cannot be reduced to the phenomenon of which some would describe as the “Radio Renaissance” on the Internet. Moreover, podcasts have crossed over from a cultural niche to mainstream, as evidenced not only by a vast number of titles available on countless platforms and applications, but also by the increasing number of listeners and transmedia influences of podcasts in the form of TV series and literary adaptations (such as Lore, Welcome to Night Vale, Limetown and others).
Gathering: Christianity, Race, and JusticeMidwest Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and LiteratureWednesday-Thursday, June 23-24, 2021Online Conference hosted by Wheaton College (IL) English Department
With over seventy titles to his name and new ones in the making, Charles de Lint is among the most prolific writers of Canadian speculative fiction and a key representative of urban fantasy/mythic fiction. Given his vast literary output, several awards (including the World Fantasy Award in 2000 and the Aurora Award in 2013 and again in 2015), and a large gathering of devoted readers (if Facebook profiles such as “The Mythic Café, with Charles de Lint & Company” are any indication), it is more than surprising that his fiction has yet to become the subject of a full-length academic study. That is not to say, of course, that the academia is unaware of de Lint’s presence.
The Race and Yoga editorial board is currently seeking articles, personal narratives, and creative works for the sixth issue of the journal featuring a thematic cluster on “Yoga During COVID-19: Perpetual Pandemics.”
As Anne Washburn will be in attendance at the 44th Comparative Drama Conference, there will be a panel dedicated to her plays.
The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:
Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and other post-apocalyptic plays/works
Washburn’s interest in popular culture in her plays (for example, The Simpsons in Mr. Burns, her adaption of The Twilight Zone)
Washburn’s contribution to the growing number of plays about Trump or inspired by Trump (Shipwreck)
Washburn in dialogue with other playwrights
Accessible Shakespeare: Radical Inclusion in Shakespeare Studies
Binary Modernisms addresses the convergence of modernism and digital technologies in their disruption of traditional methods of art creation.
ReFocus: The Films of Oliver Stone
The 2022 Emily Dickinson International Society Conference in Seville,
“Dickinson and Foreignhood”
The Emily Dickinson International Society invites proposals for papers and panels at its international conference “Dickinson and Foreignhood,” scheduled at the College of Philology, University of Seville, Spain, from Tuesday, July 12, to Thursday, July 14, 2022. Because the academic calendar for 2021-2022 at the University of Seville is pending, conference dates will be confirmed in July 2021.
ENVIRONMENTS AND SPACES
March 12 & 13, 2021
Sponsored by the English Graduate Student Association at Idaho State University
We are pleased to announce the 2021 Intermountain Graduate Conference. This year we are seeking a variety of papers around the theme “Environments and Spaces,” interpreted and explored broadly across topics and perspectives. The concept of human interactions with our environment(s) appears throughout human history, from the beginning of recorded history to the exploration of outer space and beyond.
Various approaches to our theme mightinclude:
The Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations seeks 250 word proposals for its session at the 2022 Modern Language Association conference, which will take place in Washington DC January 6-9, 2022. The theme for the session is "Music and Theatre," and we seek proposals that explore the connection between music and live theatre.
The Department of European Literature at the University of the Republic (Uruguay) announces its 11th International Montevideana Conference, to be held virtually.
It is tempting to think of Boccaccio's most important work in relation to our current times, given that in recent months the Decameron has become a virtual meeting place through rewrites, seminars, and group readings dedicated to the text. The superposition of his pandemic with ours has become, in more than one sense, a paradoxical kind of locus amoenus, adding a new layer to the varied investigations and artistic appropriations that this Italian text has motivated in its 700 years of existence.
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work
deadline for submissions:
3 April 2021
full name / name of organization:
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of scholarly essays in all fields of English studies. As well, we invite submissions of creative writing, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, short dramatic pieces, and literary journalism.
The cognitivist turn sparked a renewed interest in narrative analysis that extends beyond the study of literature. It has expanded across media such as film, graphic novels, video games, and music. This conference focuses on the study of narrative and narrativity in music. While some critics are convinced of music’s capacity for story-building, others consider the use of narrative theory derived from literary studies for the analysis of music unsuitable. This conference takes music’s narrative potential as its point of departure but recognizes that musical narrativity is scalar.
Issue 63: April 2022: Exploring Motherly Instincts: Representation of Mothers in Indian Cinema [Last date for submission: 28 February, 2022; Date of publication: 1 April, 2022]
Guest-Editor: Srija Sanyal, Research Scholar, Ronin Institue, USA.
The 25th International Symposium on Translation and Interpretation
Theme: The Task of the Translator
Conference organizers: Taiwan Association of Translation and Interpretation & Department of English Language and Literature, Soochow University
Date: June 5, 2021
Venue: Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan
Call for Papers
PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (November 11 -14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas).
Session: Architecture, Space, and Literature
Contact: Reyam Rammahi, Independent Scholar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Special Issue of CulturalStudies/CriticalMethodologies
Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: Intersectional Analyses of Popular Culture (Re)presentations of the Election and Subsequent Coup Attempt
Special Issue Editors:
Erica B. Edwards, Wayne State University Jennifer Esposito, Georgia State University
Counternarratives: Weaving Graphic Narratives in the Local, National, and the Global
Special Session, MLA, 2022.
Washington DC, 6-9th Jan, 2022.
“Art can be a powerful means of challenging the stereotypes of mutually antagonizing nations”—Aphrodite Desiree Navab