When we think of the western literary canon, we tend to think of the famous authors and works that have shaped our literary and scholarly culture into what it is today: Dante, Shakespeare, Milton, Dickens, Twain, Whitman, and the list goes on and on. But In our age of cultural and technological advancement, we believe that the bodies of works we consider worthy of study should also reflect the current world around us. Thus, the goal of this issue of The Humanities Review is to shine a spotlight on those authors, works, and platforms which have not yet found a home in the literary/academic canon, but still merit the kind of close literary analysis afforded to the canon.
Conversations concerned with borders often address the extent of geopolitics, the anthropocene, and the techno-industrial. Yet, “the meaning of the word border has progressively changed from a fact of nature to a cultural, political, and ideological product of human will (Power 6-13; Harvey). Natural frontiers do not exist either in a topographical or in a linguistic sense, and the self-conscious linking of place and identity is quite a modern phenomenon” (Spiridon 376).
Aldus 2.0 (https://aldus20.org), Bembus’ international platinum open access journal, wel-
comes proposals for the first issue of the year 2022. Aldus 2.0 aims to explore digital tex-
tuality by stimulating a debate around the main themes of Digital Humanities in philo-
logical, literary and linguistic fields. The diffusion of new technologies and their application in
The Maritime Music & Tradition Society, Inc. and the Maritime Studies Program of the University of Connecticut at Avery Point announce A Symposium on the Music of the Sea on Friday June 10, 2022. We seek proposals for papers in History, Literature, Folklore, Music, Ethnomusicology or other appropriate disciplines addressing any aspect of music or verse of the sea, rivers, or inland waters from the Age of Sail to the present. The symposium will take place in St. John's Episcopal Church in Essex, CT.
Call for Proposals 44th Annual NJCEA Conference
March 19, 2022
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Pathways to Diverse and Inclusive Curricula: The Way Forward
Many academic institutions have been evaluating their diversity and inclusion statements. At the department level, several faculty members recognize that their curriculum also needs to be evaluated.
We are particularly interested in proposals for full traditional panels including at least four presenters, roundtables of six to eight speakers, workshops, individual papers, posters, and presentations that consider the following questions for the profession, for the discipline, for our areas of specialization, and for the larger society:
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Second Heterotopic Junction Graduate Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture (HJC-2) is now calling for abstracts. HJC-2 is an international conference which aims to provide graduate students with an opportunity to showcase their research in the areas of linguistics, literature, and culture.
The conference is scheduled to be held on 30 April 2022 (Saturday) at Hong Kong Baptist University. It will be conducted in mixed mode thereby welcoming attendees and presenters both virtually and in person.
Call for Papers: English Department Symposium, University of Alabama (September 8-10, 2022)
The Creative Fiction section of the Popular Culture Association invites 15-20 minute fiction pieces for the upcoming annual PCA/ACA national conference. Submit to pcaaca.org. Work can only be accepted at PCA’s official submission site. Include both an abstract and the full piece to be presented.
We welcome stories in almost any style, although the maximum reading time is 18 minutes. We also welcome full panels of readers. We do not accept undergraduate submissions.
Deadline for submissions is December 5, 2021.
Please direct all inquiries to Dr. William L. Belford, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking contributors for a 3-4 person panel on "Plague Years: Pandemic and Pestilence in the Long Eighteenth Century."
CALL FOR PAPERS
Wear and tear / Usure(s)
April 8-9, 2022| Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island
Keynote: Heidi Brevik-Zender
Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at UC Riverside
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"Narratives of Catastrophe"
Newspaper headlines of recent years, detailing extreme weather events, the rising spectres of authoritarian movements and the surveillance state, not to mention the COVID-19 pandemic, describe conditions uncomfortably similar to those typically found in the dystopian novel. As one bookstore in Smalltown Canada put it, “the Apocalyptic Fiction section has now been moved to Current Affairs.”
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Global Crisis(es) between Image, Language and Time: On the Fantastic in Contemporary Films and Series
Julia Brühne, Orlando Valenzuela Celis, Padraic Wilson (University of Bremen, March 03-05, 2022).
Romancing the Gothic is a free online education project which started in March 2020 and provides classes and talks on various aspects of horror, the Gothic, the supernatural, folklore and more. We put on talks each week which are then also made available online for participants. To see the YouTube channel and previous classes from a variety of speakers - https://www.youtube.com/user/Ymdol1
The editor of a volume tentatively titled Redefining Paradise is looking for submissions focusing on 21st-century, environmentally oriented fiction written in California and the American West.
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 8: 2 (May-June 2022)
Call for Papers
Medical and Health Humanities: Literary and Cultural Contestations
CALL FOR PAPERS!
FRAME 35.1, “Literary Perspectives on Food”
FRAME’s next issue is titled “Literary Perspectives on Food” and accordingly focuses on the intersection between literature and food studies. We would like to invite scholars of literature and related fields to investigate and (re)consider the relation between food and literature, and food as a medium for knowledge production. Among other things, the following questions might guide thinking about the relationship between food and literature:
E. M. Forster had something aesthetic in mind with that famous phrase, but it applies as well to more practical or material kinds of systems, networks, and patterns in American fiction, from the whaling industry in Moby-Dick (and the Pequod as metonym for that industry) to the various networks - transportation, financial, criminal, political, logistical, electronic - explored in the work of writers like Frank Norris, Philip K. Dick, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, William Vollmann, and Jonathan Bayliss.
The poet's lyric "I" is perhaps the locus classicus for depictions of interiority, or what it feels like to inhabit a particular psyche, to experience a particular consciousness, but this roundtable will examine such depictions in American fiction. Authors might include Jonathan Bayliss, Annie Dillard, Henry James, Jack Kerouac, Ralph Ellison, Kathy Acker, Henry Miller, William Faulkner, or others.
The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals of no more than 200 words, along with a brief bio, for consideration for a roundtable at the American Literature Association, May 26-29, 2022, Chicago. Please send proposals to Gary Grieve-Carlson at email@example.com by January 25, 2022.
In Episode 9 of James Joyce's Ulysses, “Scylla and Charybdis,” Stephen Dedalus develops a theory about the origins of Shakespeare’s works that is both original and controversial. It is in the National Library of Ireland that Dedalus, in a wild and winding conversation, develops his ‘Hamlet theory’. The episode stages the strong and sometimes comic appeal of a biographical approach to Shakespeare’s works and, at the same time, casts Dedalus – Joyce’s alter ego – variously as Hamlet, Hamlet’s father, Shakespeare, and as a modern-day Ulysses.
The Seventh International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature (virtually) is organized by different universities and research centers and will be conducted virtually.
The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation.
Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation in English, Arabic or Persian.
We are welcoming submissions for the seminar Je est un author: (Re-)Appearances of the Authorial Subject in Literature and Theory, which we are planning for the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Taipei, Taiwan, June 15-18, 2022.
In Mithu Sanyal’s novel Identitti, shortlisted for the German Book Prize 2021, a fictional professor of Postcolonial Studies who identifies as a PoC causes a scandal when it turns out she is actually white – a premise resembling a recent case in American academia. Who is ‘behind’ a theory matters – but how?
Dr Kaley Kramer (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Adam James Smith (York St John University), and Dr Rachel Stenner (University of Sussex) are seeking contributions for an ‘Element’ in the Cambridge University Press Publishing and Book Culture series.
Two-day international conference, 23rd to 24th May 2022 to be held in person at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK and online
Keynotes: To be confirmed
Dr James Fenwick (firstname.lastname@example.org Sheffield Hallam University)
Dr Kieran Foster (Kieran.email@example.com University of Nottingham)
Call for Abstracts:
Call for Proposals: Film History Book Series
We are seeking proposals for complete/in-progress/planned manuscripts and edited collections for a proposed book series. The series will focus on film history: both the history of film as media texts and the history/evolution of the cinematic apparatus.
RIT press has expressed interest in this series and has asked that we secure some projects before moving forward with approval.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
June 2-4, 2022: Labor in the Space Between, Case Western Reserve University
CFP: FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022)
The following is a Call for Papers for the 24th Annual Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium, co-hosted by the University of Toronto and York University, to take place online on 18/19 February 2022. Submission guidelines are outlined below.
CFP: Altered States
Nothing exists that doesn’t have this senseless sense – common to flames, dreams, uncontrollable laughter – in those moments when consumption accelerates, beyond the desire to endure.
- Georges Bataille, The Impossible
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.
“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.