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UPDATE: The Literature of Plasticity (ACLA 2023 -- March 16-19)

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:08pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

Catherine Malabou places her signature concept of “plasticity” within the material encounters between the Kantian, Hegelian, and Derridean threads of the continental philosophical tradition and emerging developments in neuroscience, epigenesis, and political organization. Her recent work has demonstrated the relevance of these encounters to fields as diverse as trauma studies, gender and queer studies, hermeneutics, anarchism, postcolonialism, artificial intelligence, evolution, anthropogenic climate change, sexuality, and affect studies, to name just a few.

CFP for Proposed ACLA Seminar: “Global Literary History and Peter J. Kalliney’s The Aesthetic Cold War (2022)”

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:05pm
Jap-Nanak Makkar, University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

It is a commonly adopted procedure within postcolonial studies to situate literary objects of the colony in relation to the cultural heritage of the colonizer. Whether read under the “writing back” rubric, or as instances of “hybridity” and “creolization,” postcolonial texts are commonly conceived in terms of an exchange taking place between center and periphery. But recent work on “the global cold war” (Westad 2005) promises to overturn conventional protocol. As a result of this paradigm, we have begun to view the postwar years as characterized by a global contest between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

ICA Panel CFP: Online LGBTQ Discourse + Rhetoric

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:04pm
Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life, UNC
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 20, 2022

 

Hello from Nanditha Narayanamoorthy and Yvonne Eadon, postdoctoral research scholars from the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) at UNC Chapel Hill. We are looking to convene a 6-paper panel for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Studies Interest Group at the International Communication Association (ICA) 2023 in Toronto. 

 

Shakespeare's Libraries

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:03pm
Shakespeare Seminar 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

2023 marks the 400th anniversary of Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, known as the First Folio, published in 1623. It included 36 plays, some of which had not been published before. On the website of The Folger Shakespeare Library readers are invited to “learn more about Shakespeare’s language, life, and the world he knew,” suggesting that we might be able to unlock, or at least better understand, Shakespeare’s works by studying what he and his contemporaries not only read but also saw or heard.

American Literature Association 2023 Cormac McCarthy Sessions

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:02pm
American Literature Association/Cormac McCarthy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston, MA

May 25-28, 2023

The Cormac McCarthy Society will sponsor three sessions at the American Literature Association Annual Conference in 2023.

 Topics Open.

Papers on The Passenger and Stella Maris are especially welcome 

Please submit proposals with one-page abstracts to Steven Frye, California State University, Bakersfield, at sfrye@csub.edu

Challenging Categories

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:02pm
Pascale Antolin, Bordeaux Montaigne University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2023

International conference

“Challenging Categories” – 12-13 October 2023

CLIMAS UR 4196 - Université Bordeaux Montaigne

CFP Deadline Extended: Mapping the Impossible Special Issue 'Fantasy Across Media'

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:02pm
Mapping the Impossible: Journal for Fantasy Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 13, 2022

Call for Papers: Mapping the Impossible, Special Issue ‘Fantasy Across Media’

Extended submission deadline: 13 November 2022

Mapping the Impossible is an open-access student journal publishing peer-reviewed early-career research into fantasy and the fantastic.

For more information about the journal and submissions click here>>

https://fantasy-research.gla.ac.uk/index.php/submissions/

Aims and Scope

Anne Lister Society (Spring conference in the UK)

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:01pm
The Anne Lister Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Following on our inaugural meeting in April 2022, we are thrilled to announce that the Anne Lister Society will reconvenefor its second conference, 31 Mar -- 1 Apr 2023, in Halifax, U.K.

Launched in the summer of 2020, the Society aims to foster knowledge of Lister’s extraordinary life and writings and to interpret her legacy. It seeks to nourish conversation among scholars and to build conversations between scholars and Lister’s wider readership and expanding network of invested enthusiasts. By encouraging research and greater understanding of her way of inhabiting the world, the Society aims to establish and sustain Anne Lister’s place — both in the cultural tradition and for the future.

Rethinking Europe in the Contemporary Novel: Between the Regional and the Global

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:53pm
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Rethinking Europe in the Contemporary Novel: Between the Regional and the Global

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting (Chicago, March 16-19, 2023)

CFP: Journal of Class & Culture special edition: Class and Contemporary UK Film and Television.

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:53pm
Journal of Class & Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2023

CFP: Journal of Class & Culture special edition: Class and Contemporary UK Film and Television.

The Journal of Class & Culture is a peer-reviewed journal bringing a cultural dimension to the analysis of class, and a class optic to the understanding of culture. This special edition follows on from a conference in July and focusses on class and contemporary UK film and television. Papers are invited that explore the intersection of capital, contemporary UK film and tv, and class-orientated research within contexts of production, formal qualities, and consumption.

Praxis of Social Imaginaries: Cosmologies, Othering and Liminality

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:51pm
Nordic Summer University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Call for Participation: Researchers, Arts Practitioners, and Activists

Winter Symposium : Reading Gerald of Wales Topographia Hibernica (1188) and Itinerarium Cambriae (1191)

The newly established Nordic Summer University study circle Praxis of Social Imaginaries: Cosmologies, Othering and Liminality invite all who are interested in joining our group to investigate the praxis of reading together, the praxis of listening and the praxis of telling stories.

GIFCon 2023: Boundaries and Margins in Fantasy

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:51pm
Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2023

Boundaries and Margins in Fantasy 

10th - 12th May 2023

University of Glasgow Online Conference

The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic is pleased to announce a call for papers for Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations (GIFCon) 2023 with the theme of 'Boundaries and Margins'. 

Narratives of Post-Viral Syndromes: Thinking the Past, Present, and Future

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:50pm
ACLA Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

We would like to draw colleagues' attention to our seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association's (ACLA’s) 2023 conference, "Narratives of Post-Viral Syndromes: Thinking the Past, Present, and Future". Anyone interested in presenting a paper at this seminar is requested to formally apply through the ACLA’s website between October 1 and October 31 (https://www.acla.org/narratives-post-viral-syndromes-thinking-past-present-and-future)

The Ambivalent Machismo: Representation, Mediascape, and Female Leads in Cinema

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:50pm
Postcolonial Studies Association newsletter
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 13, 2023

Carrie Paechter, in her article “Rethinking the possibilities for hegemonic femininity: Exploring a Gramscian framework” (2018)6, discusses the challenges and possibilities of conjuring a space where the discursive model of feminine essentialism can be better perceived as a binary opposite of hegemonic masculinity and patriarchal oppression. A few popular generic spaces within the mediascape, where machismo claims a front row within the psyche of the audience, have hitherto been dominated by male leads. Since the early 2000s, media representation has been witnessing a tangible shift with the emergence of female leads. The characters played by women started appearing more convincing.

Defying Death: Immortality and Rebirth in the Fantastic

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:50pm
Inklings Society for Literature and Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

In fantasy and science fiction, death, immortality and rebirth are topics that feature frequently, elucidating that the loss of life and the questions of how it might be prevented or reversed are at the centre of human concern. These questions also constitute an essential focal point of the works of the Oxford Inklings, particularly Tolkien and Lewis.

Edward Long in the Twenty-First Century Caribbean

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:49pm
ASECS (American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 24, 2022

Following a ceremony (winter 2021) in which Barbados officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Jamaica. They were met with protestors calling for apologies and reparations from the British Crown. At least five other former British colonies besides Jamaica, including Belize, the Bahamas, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis have also indicated a desire to sever direct relationships with the British Monarchy. Considering 2023 marks the 210th anniversary of Edward Long’s death, the author of the famous three-volume History of Jamaica (1774), how might we read Long’s illustrated book when the British Caribbean seems less British?

Play and Playthings in South Asian Children’s Literature

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:49pm
Titas Bose
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Children’s literature and material cultures of childhood have always enjoyed a long-standing relationship. In Anglocentric contexts, it is well studied how toymakers and children’s book editors worked hand-in-hand during the “Golden age of children’s literature” to construct a joint children’s market for books and toys (Masaki 2016; Field 2019). However, even though playing, with its various aesthetic, pedagogic, material and cultural meanings, constitutes an important element of South Asian children’s book cultures as well, this phenomenon has remained rather understudied in the academy. 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:48pm
MELOW: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

FOR PUBLICATION IN MEJO (MELOW Journal) 2022

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

 

Multispecies Entanglements in Literatures of the Global South: ACLA 2023

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:47pm
Thakshala Tissera/University of Massachusetts Amherst and Sreyashi Ray/University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This panel aims to bring together the theoretical, methodological and political concerns of literary animal studies and postcolonial studies. As theoretical frameworks, the intersection of the two is not always free of contention. For instance, certain seminal postcolonial texts such as Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth have been noted to affirm a strongly humanist position in advancing the political project of reclaiming the humanity of the racialized, colonized subject. Nevertheless, the last decade has seen the growth of a significant body of work in literary studies and other disciplines that considers multispecies entanglements from postcolonial perspectives.

Caribbean Literature, Art, and Environmental Activism

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:46pm
Journal of West Indian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Writers, filmmakers, musicians, and other arts performers have taken a leading role in protesting governmental failure and corporate responsibility for environmental destruction and disaster across the Caribbean. In the 2000s, Caribbean writers, filmmakers, visual and other artists have spoken truth to power in Puerto Rico and Dominica after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, in the struggle to preserve Jamaica’s Cockpit country from bauxite mining, and against extractive industries, tourism, and other environmentally destructive forms of development. In fact, writers and artists have been documenting, illuminating, and protesting environmental destruction since Caribbean cultural traditions emerged.

 

Spatial Innovations in Rhetoric and Writing

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:46pm
Eric Detweiler and Nate Kreuter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

CFP: Spatial Innovations in Rhetoric and Writing (edited collection)

 

The Plays of Lucas Hnath

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:45pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

 

The Comparative Drama Conference will be hosting Lucas Hnath as our keynote speaker on March 31st, 2023.

 

We welcome abstracts that address the plays and theatre of Lucas Hnath.

 

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

Revisiting the classics: Ibsen vs. Hnath's Nora and Helmer.

Staging real people: From the Clintons to the Disneys to Dana H. (his mother)

Hnath's disruption of the theatrical space

Hnath's use of language

Hnath's use of violence

Hnath's place amidst and comparison to his contemporaries  

 

Hotel Cosmopolitan (ACLA Chicago Seminar—March 16th-19th)

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:45pm
Ethan King and Robert Brazeau/ American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This panel brings together diverse readings of the hotel as a peculiarly evocative transfer point in narratives of modernity and postmodernity. It examines the uncanny power of the hotel to symbolize many of the key attributes of modern and contemporary writing, cinema, art, and, indeed, subjectivity: freedom, mobility, anonymity, alienation, limitless self-recreation (to name a few).

ACLA 2023: Theories and Practices of Empathy Across the World

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 10:25am
Saumya Lal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This seminar explores conceptions of empathy in various philosophical, cultural, and linguistic traditions across the world. The English word “empathy,” adapted from the German einfühlung and closely associated with the older term sympathy, is notoriously slippery. Scholars have identified various affective-cognitive processes that empathy connotes, including imagining oneself in others’ situations, comprehending others’ perspectives, feeling what others feels, feeling affected by others’ experiences, and caring for others. Investigating the premises and implications of these empathic processes, scholars have shown that attending to nuanced differences between notions of empathy enhances our understanding of its possibilities and limitations.

Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction [UPDATE]

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 10:08am
Randy Laist
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

We are soliciting chapters for a forthcoming book, Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction, a collection of essays examining how American literary, filmic, and televisual narratives have represented and reimagined themes of personal and political agency within the context of 21st-century aspirations and anxieties.

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