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(ACLA 2022) Peripeties at Sea

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:27pm
Alexander Waszynski (University of Greifswald)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

This seminar reevaluates both the Aristotelian notion of peripety and alternative approaches in global literary theory to describe a moment of abrupt change or reversal of action. In doing so, it applies a clearly defined focus on such examples that bring turning points together with an insecure, potentially dangerous medium: water.

Margins, Marginalized, Marginalia

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:26pm
Craft Critique Culture Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections of critical and creative approaches to writing, both within and beyond the academy. This year’s conference recognizes the spatial and temporal context within and beyond a written text. Within the text, we examine what has been mapped by the margins as well as the communities that have been marginalized by the borders of the page. Here, margins refer to the open spaces on the page — not inhabited by words, punctuation, ornamentation, etc. This year’s conference begins at the margins: whether it be the page, the camera lens, the pictorial frame, the margins of philosophy, the undercommons of the university, the peripheries of the city....margins are everywhere.

Special issue of Hélice: Speculative Landscapes

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:26pm
Hélice: Critical Thinking on Speculative Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report concludes, our planet’s landscapes are rapidly undergoing drastic short-term transformative changes due to anthropogenic factors. The wholesale thawing of Arctic permafrost stands to exacerbate planetary warming to runaway levels (p. 1270); droughts in arid areas are massively exacerbated by agricultural activity (p. 1984); greenhouse gas emissions disrupt natural weather systems so greatly that new microclimates emerge (p. 3514); ocean acidification threatens the viability of aquatic ecosystems (p. 1200); biodiversity is in rapid decline around the globe (p. 211); sea level rise will reclaim vast areas of low-lying land (p.

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:26pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Caribbean literatures in general, including—but not limited to—the following possible themes:

Hotels & Crisis: Historical and Cultural Perspectives

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:26pm
Kevin James
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Hotels & Crisis: Historical and Cultural Perspectives

25-26 June 2022

London, UK

Scholars exploring histories and stories of hotels have identified many ways in which they have been actively embroiled within civil conflicts. They are sites of violence and of refuge. They are communication and command centres. They are also sites for diplomacy which aims to bring conflict to an end. Hotels have often been ‘soft’ targets in conflicts, because of their high level of openness compared to other institutions. Potent symbolisms and distinctive affordances have made hotels significant shapers of conflict.

An Interdisciplinary Conference on "Displacement, Emplacement, and Migration"

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:26pm
Bamberg Graduate School of Literature, Culture, and Media, University of Bamberg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Migration is one of the most prominent cultural, socio-political, and economic questions of our time. In both industrialised and less developed countries, it would be hard to find people who do not have a personal experience of migration and its effects, which ultimately ‘become the hallmark of the age of migration’ (Castles et al., 2013). According to the World Migration Report 2020, international migrants consist of only 3.6% (281 million) of the world population, and they make ‘significant sociocultural, civic-political and economic contributions in origin and destination countries and community’ (WMR, 2020). However, a great majority of people do not migrate across borders; instead, a large number of people migrate within countries.

Quebecois Literature and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:25pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This board-sponsored session welcomes presentations that deal with Quebecois literature and media. A wide variety of topics will be considered: cinema (jeune cinéma Québécois, cinéma féminin), representation of the First Nations in Quebecois literature and media, Quebecois theater, etc.

Please submit 200-250 word abstract and indicate if any A/V equipment will be required. Upload your proposal on NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19475 

Medieval French Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:25pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This board-sponsored session welcomes presentations that deal with literature from the Middle Ages (pre-16th century). Topics can cover a wide variety of aspects related but not limited to gender, sexuality, feminism, global history, etc.

Please submit abstracts of 200-250 words and indicat if any A/V equipment is required. Upload your proposal via the NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19473

Trans Lives in French and Francophone Literature and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:25pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Transgender representation is currently at an all-time high. Whether it be in cinema, literature, or social networks, the visibility of trans individuals has tremendously increased. ​Changes in culture have allowed the transgender community to feel safer in coming forward with their stories, and therefore, this new movement has been pioneered by trans women, trans men, and non-binary individuals. For example, Lexie, the trans woman behind the ​popular Instagram account Agressively Trans (@aggressively_trans), published the book Une histoire de genres in February 2021. Petite fille, a 2020 documentary directed by Sébastien Lifshitz has won several prizes in various festivals.

Cinema at International Film Festivals : A virtual conference 7-11 December 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:49am
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 20, 2021

The virtual conference explores  how contemporary cinema negotiates the spaces at international film festivals. Our scope includes contemporary cinema from different parts of the world, including India and non-English speaking countries. The growing presence and proliferation of film festivals in their varied manifestations leads us to posit: What is the nature of contemporary transnational cinema that is attracting international attention? How does  this intersection play out in global reception, marketing, exhibition and  distribution? What kinds of academic and theoretical interventions can emerge from this development?

Collaborative Intellectual Labor Today

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 6:07am
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

In recent decades, the practice of collaborative intellectual labor has had an unexpected resurgence, both among writers and artists, and within scholarly and academic spaces. Drawing on a rich history of intellectual, activist, and artistic practices of collaboration, new collectives and research groups have embraced collaborative forms of knowledge production to challenge the individualization of intellectual labor and the demands of the neoliberal episteme.

Zealos: Studies in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts & Design

updated: 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1:36am
University of Nicosia, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Zealos: Studies in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts & Design is an annual peer-reviewed and open-access journal published by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Nicosia (UNIC). We are now accepting contributions for the inaugural volume of Zealos due to be published in Summer 2022. Zealos welcomes original and previously unpublished articles that fall within the scope of the journal and follow internationally sanctioned scientific standards. Submissions are free of charge. We welcome contributions in Greek or English.

Film History Series: Call for Book Proposals

updated: 
Monday, October 11, 2021 - 10:30am
Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

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: 

The XIV James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

updated: 
Monday, October 11, 2021 - 3:38am
The James Joyce Italian Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021

The XIV James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

“One, No One, and One Hundred (Thousand?) Ulysses

Conference Dates: 9-11 February 2022

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 14, 2021

Keynote speakers:

  • Erika Mihalycsa (Babeş-Bolyai University)
  • Ilaria Natali (Università di Firenze)
  • Fritz Senn (Zurich James Joyce Foundation)

Organisers: Franca Ruggieri, Fabio Luppi, Enrico Terrinoni, Serenella Zanotti

UPDATED DEADLINE (NeMLA 2022) - Postcolonial Post-Soviet: The USSR’s influence on cultural and literary production

updated: 
Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 11:06pm
Northeast MLA Conference 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The 53rd annual NeMLA Convention will be held March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. More information here: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

This seminar invites 250-350 word abstracts for papers that will be circulated in February 2022, prior to the convention. During the seminar itself, session participants will briefly present their work before participating in a discussion with other panelists. Proposed papers should situate Soviet literature and/or other cultural products within a postcolonial context, or explain how postcolonial theory must be modified when applied in post-Soviet spaces. Please read the detailed CFP below:

 

Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies and Practices

updated: 
Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 4:05pm
Drs. Sara K. Howe & Kristina Wright/Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 10/16/2021

Moving Words: Multimodal and Digital Creative Writing Pedagogies and Practices

We are seeking 350-word abstracts for approximately 5,000-word chapters for an edited book collection that explores the impact(s) of multimodal and digital media on both the teaching and the craft of creative writing.

Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culture

updated: 
Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 4:07am
Department of English, Gauhati University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culture deadline for submissions: November 30, 2021 full name / name of organization: Department of English, Gauhati University, Guwahati: 781014, Assam, India contact email: margins@gauhati.ac.in 

Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culturefull name / name of organization: Department of English, Gauhati University, Guwahati: 781014, Assam, Indiacontact email: margins@gauhati.ac.in

Bodies of Water in African American Fiction & Film

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 2:52pm
Ama S. Wattley, Sharon A. Lewis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 5, 2021

We invite abstracts for a new book of original essays which explore the meaning and/or function of still or moving bodies of water -- lakes, rivers, the sea, gulfs, streams, ponds, canals -- in narratives by African Americans.

At the Dusk of Literature?–– literary extremities

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 12:32pm
Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture (Issue 13, 2023) University of Łódź, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

At the Dusk of Literature?–– literary extremities.
Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture
 (Issue 13, 2023)
University of Łódź, Poland
Co-Editors of the issue: Dr. Małgorzata Myk and Mark Tardi, MFA

Cfp. Between XII.24 (November 2022), "Entering the Simulacra World: Aesthetic and Cultural Phenomenologies in Literature, Media, and the Arts"

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:10am
Edited by Alessandra Ghezzani, Laura Giovannelli, Cristina Savettieri and Francesco Rossi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

This issue of Between aims to investigate the phenomenology of simulacra and their range of functions (conceptual, cultural, literary, aesthetic, and in the media). What is meant here by “simulacrum” is any artificial creature that imitates or replicates the outward form and/or behaviour of living beings, especially human beings. When it comes to artefacts produced by technology – conceived in its broader sense as techne, and therefore also including magic and art – the simulacrum reveals itself as marked by operational autonomy and a variable degree of awareness.

ACLA 2022 Call for Papers: "Future of Cities/Future Beyond Cities"

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:10am
Rudrani Gangopadhyay
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting

National Taiwan Normal University

June 15-18

 

"Future of Cities / Future Beyond Cities"

 

In the last decades, cities around the world have experienced unprecendented economic, political, social, and spatial transformations. As these changes bring new challenges for the ways in which we categorize the boundaries of the urban and the definitions of the city, urban theorists have been condering the possibilities of the twenty first century bringing in post-urban stage.

Community and Collaboration: How the Light Gets In

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:10am
NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

The 2022 NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference Committee and the University of Tennessee Graduate Students in English invite proposals for presentations for the 2022 NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference: “Community and Collaboration: How the Light Gets In.” NEXUS is a biennial, interdisciplinary conference hosted by the graduate students in the University of Tennessee’s English Department in Knoxville, Tennessee. The conference will be held March 4-6, 2022 and will feature keynote speakers Ross Gay, Maren Linett, and Josh Eyler. 

ACLA 2022: Multilingual, Transregional, Comparative Approaches to South Asian Literature

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:09am
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

The concept of South Asian literature is inherently unstable; South Asia is a regional term that covers several countries, some of which are still enemies recovering from shared histories of violence. In addition, the region of South Asia encompasses dozens of literary languages, including English – ironically the one “common” language of the region that is also the most "foreign." This panel seeks to animate comparison as a postcolonial and decolonizing practice in South Asian literary criticism. Comparison calls on scholars to think across boundaries of language, region or nation-state to imagine new points of connection among authors, texts, genres and modes.

Deadline Extended: Mentorship as Intersectional Feminist Practice (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:09am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This CFP is for a roundtable session sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus (WGSC) at NeMLA 2022. The convention will be held from March 10-13, 2022, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.

Mentorship as Intersectional Feminist Practice

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