The Year Without a Summer in Europe was among the reasons that inspired some nineteenth-century British writers to write novels and poems reflecting on the event and its effects on human relations. Works like Mary Shelley’s The Last Man and Lord Byron’s Darkness are among the examples that describe the feelings resulting from such an event, especially in Shelley’s work, in which many racial and political issues arise from such a crisis. How human beings care about each other in crises and what dilemmas result from such events are the focus of this session, as these issues are closely related to the most recent COVID-19 crisis.
Popular/American Culture Associations in the South
2021 Conference New Orleans, LA
September 30th – October 2nd
InterContinental New Orleans
444 Charles Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
TEXT + IMAGE
Seeking panelists for a session featuring works of creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry that incorporate images to illustrate, amplify, or otherwise extend the implications of the written word.The session will feature original creative works, not works of criticism.
The Poetry and Poetics standing session at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) seeks abstract submissions exploring any aspect of poetry and poetics.
The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.
Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
Call for Papers: “Collectivity in Reception Studies.” Sponsored by the Reception Study Society
Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021
The 6th International Conference on New Findings on Humanities and Social Sciences (HSCONF) will take place on the 20th-22nd of August in Dublin, Ireland. Other editions took place in France, Hungary, Switzerland and etc. Having received overwhelming support and acknowledgment from the participants of the first three events, this social sciences and humanities conference is set to have another outstanding year.
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory solicits submissions that address the intersection of narrative, history, ideology, and/or culture, all broadly defined. Of particular interest are narrative and history; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory and media studies; post-structural, postcolonial, and ecocritical approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and/or disciplinary boundaries.
As Anis Bawarshi and Mary Jo Reiff argue in Genre: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy, genres are not mere “text types,” buckets that writers fill with familiar conventions, but dynamic “social actions” that exist in activity systems (3, 78). And as suggested by contemporary texts across modes and media, for instance Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (which blends features of comics, autobiography, comedy, and tragedy) or Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (which merges conventions of horror movies and westerns), contemporary authors and artists appear to be increasingly invested in the work of challenging genre conventions and meshing genres.
Deadline July 1st
CFP: Reimagining the Victim in Post-1970s Horror Media
Editors: Madelon Hoedt, Marko Lukic
Latin American Digitalities
Main Editors: Patrícia Anzini & Eduardo Prado Cardoso
CALL FOR PAPERS
Life Narratives: Prismatic World of the Author and Beyond
CALL FOR PAPERS – Fall 2021
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Intraspection, a journal of rhetoric, culture, and style, is accepting submissions on a rolling basis.
(Deadline Extended to June 30th, 2021)
South Atlantic Review Special Issue: “Post-Normative?”
Guest Editors: Horacio Sierra, Bowie State University & Austin Svedjan, Louisiana State University
This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.
“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.
2022 will be the 40th anniversary of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. With a goal of celebrating this work and introducing it to a new generation of readers, this is a call for proposals for original critical essays about the novel.
The volume will appear in spring 2022 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: Salem Press - Critical Insights: Works
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Defining the Human in Environmental Humanities
Venice International University
THE 21st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF
MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)
to be organized by
SHOOLINI UNIVERSITY, SOLAN, HP, INDIA, https://shooliniuniversity.com/
FROM 12 TO 14 NOVEMBER 2021
CONFERENCE THEME: ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION
Whether we praise or deride it, we now live in its shadows and must reckon with what it has bequeathed us. Western thought is haunted by the Enlightenment
(Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, 2013)
CFP NeMLA 2022 Baltimore March 10-13, 2022 Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework
Dark academia is a recently emerging term of phrase describing not only an aesthetic within popular culture but also a type of genre involving an academic background, elements of the gothic, and the spectacular. Like the speculative supergenre, dark academia often borrows freely from other literary and cultural categorizations, in the way of crime fiction, classical Greek & British mythologies, artistic aesthetics, paranormalcy, romance, villainy, stoicism, and posthumanism. Oftentimes within dark academia, the Other represents a romanticized villain and/or monster with whom the reader and reviewer empathizes with. Through this romanticization, we often find that nostalgia for a colonial history takes centerstage.
ANZAMEMS 2022 CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION AND EMOTION
CFP - PANEL ON AESTHETICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN POETRY
We invite scholarly proposals for papers on aesthetics in medieval and early modern poetry (c. 400 to 1800), as part of a panel or panels being established at ANZAMEMS 2022. The link to the main website and call for papers is here: https://www.anzamems2021.com/
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review invites submissions for a special issue on Hawthorne and Religion, with guest editor Jonathan A. Cook. Over the course of his career, Hawthorne earned a reputation as the nation’s leading imaginative interpreter of New England Puritanism and its nineteenth-century cultural legacy, but the exact nature of his religious predilections remains open to debate. Was he a bona fide Christian? If he was, why didn’t he go to church? What credence did Hawthorne give to his ancestral Calvinism? What impact did his wife’s Unitarianism have on him? Did Hawthorne have a well-kept “secret” that influenced his depiction of repressed guilt? What did Hawthorne think of contemporary evangelical Protestantism, and of the nation’
NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, Maryland. March 10-13
Panel: Trans Visibility In A Time of Public Transphobia
This panel will explore the many existing and potential connections between video games and the literary world. Many leading games have explicitly referred to works of literature, either within their storyworlds or in their marketing (for instance, Bioshock’s interactive rebuttal of Ayn Rand’s ideas). More broadly, emerging video game theory has often defined itself either by analogy or by opposition to existing concepts from literary theory. Book genres such as the choose-your-own adventure format (eg. Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! series) have also anticipated video gaming, and in turn been remastered as games using the same text and narrative structure.