The history of poetry is a history of repetition. Poetry has always been shaped by repetition, not only through the repetitive mechanisms of language itself but also through the meter, rhyme, structure, alliterations, anaphors, parallelisms, among other kinds of repetition at the structural, phonetic, rhetorical or lexical levels. In addition, repetition is also crucial for understanding literary periods and movements, as well as for grasping the relationships they establish with each other. Crucially, research has demonstrated how even the discourses of the avant-gardes, with their proposal of radical variation, are often linked to previous historical periods.
Reanimations is an interdisciplinary conference that will be hosted by OCAD University and the Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS). It will take place online from October 28-30, 2022.
This summer school, aimed at PhD researchers with a spatially oriented project in fields such as literary and cultural studies, film and visual culture studies, or cultural geography, asks what it means to read spatially – or to read for space – in practice. Recent decades have seen an explosion of spatially oriented approaches to the analysis of literary texts and other forms of cultural production. Ranging from literary geography and cultural cartography to geocriticism, geopoetics, material ecocriticism, and new forms of spatial phenomenology, these approaches offer exciting avenues for thinking about the many dimensions of real and imagined space.
In the last quarter century, early modern scholarship has expanded its borders to encompass literatures from languages outside of the European tradition, marking them as part of a global formation of early modernity. This session proposes to contribute to global early modern studies by asking about the nature, place and literary figuration of labor in works from the period. How is labor defined, fabricated, mobilized, mapoed, imagined, or deployed? How do characters showcase agency or the lack of it in terms of their labor and work? What geographies or temporal instantiations enable particular forms of labor to emerge as both historically and literarily contingent?
The Society for Global Nineteenth Century Studies (www.global19c.com) and Liverpool University Press are delighted to announce a new book series. Proposals are warmly invited:
Studies in the Global Nineteenth Century
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (June 2022 ISSUE) of LITERATURE TODAY We are inviting submissions for June 2022 issue of 'Literature Today'. The theme of our June 2022 issue is 'Good vs Evil'. You can send us poems, short stories, memoirs and one act plays on :
Call for Papers: Beyond Borders : Youth, Politics and New Solidarities in Post-Covid South Asia
Editor: Prateek Srivastava, University of Cincinnati
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
BOOK PUBLICATION BY AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHER
The Ineffable Temporal: Coordinates of Time in the (Indian) Literary
This traditional session welcomes submission on any aspect of African American Literature that attends to how black writers use literature to bring out discussion on climate injustice. With the conference theme of "change," readers of African American Literature often miss the criticism of climatic injustice that is present in much literary work, especially of 20th Century Black writers. From Zora Hurston, to Richard Wright, to Jean Toomer, etc., there are many instances of a critique of climatic injustices that are often either misread or simply glossed over. This panel aims to reconsider black writers as the leading figures in both ecocriticism and ecofeminism.
Prospero, Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere, University of Trieste, Italy, invites contributions for the forthcoming general issue, volume XXVII (2022). Prospero is a double-blind peer reviewed, printed and entirely open access journal, published annually by EUT, Trieste University Press, Department of Humanities. It publishes articles and essays in the field of literary studies which consider texts and textual analysis from a wide hermeneutic, philological and historical perspective. It specifically focuses on literary studies considered in their interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary relationships with other cultural expressions.
KAPOK, A JOURNAL OF LITERARY AND ARTISTIC CREATION
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
PRESENTATION OF THE JOURNAL
Culture and Theory in Reactionary Times
The 119th annual PAMLA Conference will be held in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022.
Call for Contributions to a Proposed Collected Edition
Disruptive Labor: Early Modern Gender, Capital, and Illicit Work
Disruptive Labor: Early Modern Gender, Capital, and Illicit Work interrogates how some labor is denigrated and yet simultaneously supportive of the formation of the capitalistic markets upon which European nations expanded empires. By focusing on how these patriarchal societies see specific types of work as gendered, this edition explores how the gendering of labor establishes dynamic markets as either culturally sanctioned or illegitimate and, in turn, grapples with how cultural approbation undergirds economic growth.
Conference: 23-24 June 2022, online (via Zoom platform)
A 2 Day International Children’s & Young Adult Literature Conference
Organised by Jadavpur University, Department of English in collaboration with The
Association for Children’s Literature in South Asia
Dates: 5 - 6 August 2022
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31st May 2022
Conference Location: Zoom
Since the emergence of Asian American Studies as an intellectual field of studies almost 60 years ago, the field of Asian / Asian American Studies has not only evolved as a whole but has also had to endure ongoing changes and readaptations. Now, perhaps more than ever, the field of Asian / Asian American Studies calls for new changes or perhaps even a new vision, to help us cope with the many living realities and meanings—whether racially, culturally, historically, or politically, just to name a few—on which we stand.
The term avant-garde usually applies to works of art, literature and music characterized by their radical experimentation and opposition to institutionalized culture. Leading unconventional and non-conformist lives, the avant-gardists antagonized the bourgeoise by attacking their social values, mediocrity and material interests. Instead, these iconoclastic artists engaged in acts of dissidence promoted in soirées, manifestos, journals and exhibits that interfered with public life. For instance, Marinetti paraded with the Suffragettes smashing windows through the streets of London, an act that echoes his fervor to destroy museums and academies, as described in the 1909 Futurist Manifesto.
Mobility and/as Resistance: The Political Project of Nomadism
Online Workshop | 20-21 October 2022
A special issue on eco-Hawthorne, or, more generally, on Hawthorne and nature is planned for spring, 2023. Please see the CFP below. Queries are welcome.Proposals are due Aug. 8, 2022; essays are due January 15, 2023.Thank you.Monika Elbert,
Editor, Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, and Prof. of English, Montclair State University
Call for Papers: Hawthorne and the Environment, Hawthorne and Nature
Hawthorne and the Environment, Hawthorne and Nature (Special issue, NHR, spring, 2023)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Working Class Culture
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Annual Conference
Nov. 10-12, 2022
Working Class Culture
Area chair: Dr. Greg Bruno (Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York)
Gardeners of the Galaxies: How Imaginary Worlds Teach Us to Care for This One will be an academic, peer-reviewed collection of interdisciplinary essays, co-edited by Dr. Brenton Dickieson and Dr. Sørina Higgins. This volume will explore literature, film, the visual arts, and other creative works (especially Cli-Fi, genre fiction, and speculative lit) that imagine, invent, and embody environmental concerns.
I am proposing the following panel for the PAMLA 2022 to be held in Los Angeles, California (UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel, November 11-13, 2022.
Paper abstracts should be uploaded directly to the conference portal CFP page on or before May 15th.
For any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
While the term “Anthropocene” is frequently used to describe the current geological era of human-created and accelerated climate change, multiple other terms have emerged as scholars expand their understanding of the interconnectedness of human endeavors and their consequences. A useful alternative is “Plantationocene,” which emphasizes the economization of life and places the foundations of global climate change within the intertwined plantation systems of the preceding centuries, including how they continue to be reproduced in new, nefarious ways in the present day. This session seeks presentations that take any aspect of the plantation and its enduring legacies as a starting point for interrogating literature.
We are pleased to announce that the submissions deadline for paper, panel and roundtable proposals for the Conference “The Street and the City – Moments”, taking place at the University of Lisbon (7-9 September 2022), has now been extended until 15th May 2022.
Submissions to the conference are invited from a broad range of disciplines including literature, cultural studies, anthropology, history, politics, the social sciences and other related disciplines.
We welcome proposals for papers, pre-organised panels and roundtables. Please see the conference webpage for a link to the full Call for Papers announcement and submission guidelines.
Call for Submissions Thresholds 51: Heat
Edited by Hampton Smith and Zachariah DeGiulio
Thresholds, the annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture and published by MIT Press is now accepting submissions to be published Spring 2023.
Call for Papers for an Edited Collection
“Let’s chat about something you have heard of . . . the Work/Life balance.” –Lumon Industries handbook as read by Mark S.
Work/Life Balance:Interdisciplinary explorations of the collective and the self through analysis of AppleTV’s Severance
Call for chapters
Invitation to submit a chapter to an Edited Collection, Speaking Picture and Silent Text: Intersections of Word and Image in Victorian Literature, edited by Amina Alyal (Leeds Trinity University). Contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Projected publication date December 2022.
The abstract/call for the Collection is here: