The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide for Black travelers published from 1936 to 1967, has enjoyed recent popular and scholarly interest. Podcasts and documentaries, articles and essays, and full-length books have been devoted to educating readers about the history of the Green Book and the businesses once listed within it.
Call for Papers
Literature Compass | Nineteenth-Century Networks
Collecting, Collections, and Collectors in the Long Nineteenth Century
How might medieval dissent, rebellion, and class conflict shed new light on modern insurrectionism? What new historiographic questions might we ask, or positions might we take, on Middle English literature in view of contemporary events?
This session invites innovative work at the intersection of Old or Middle English and Trans Studies, particularly work that reflects on the development and increasing variety of Trans Studies in these fields.
What understandings of Persianate or Islamicate texts, societies, or cultures do Middle English texts show? How do their engagements with those traditions inflect their views of their own political, aesthetic, and cultural investments?
CALL FOR PAPERS - GENTES N. 9/2022 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DATE: 14 APRIL 2022
ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE: 30 APRIL 2022
DEADLINE: 10 SEPTEMBER 2022
Submissions for Gentes 9/2022 are now open. Anyone wishing to submit a contribution can send their paper (minimum 20.000 characters-maximum 50.000 characters, including spaces) by September 10, 2022. Prior to submission, please send an abstract (maximum 1000 characters, spaces included) by April 14, 2022.
In Death of a Discipline, Gayatri Spivak mentions the problematic identification of “literature” with the novel form in comparative literature (2005: 123). Her concern with our general blindness to non-hegemonic forms recalls the consternation frequently shown in short fiction criticism toward the enduring novel-centrism of literary studies. This conference aims to bring together scholars with an interest in examining this tension and the different ways in which it may extend to the field of world literature. But our goal is not to look at the short form once again in stark opposition to the novel.
Identity, role and gender have their parts to play in narratives, and recognition may be a feature in plots. Clothing functions in a cultural, semiotic, system. It’s a signifier in the Bible and Shakespeare. We look for associations with Christian and Biblical themes in literary texts, and papers will have a reading time of 20 minutes. Fuller details are on the conference page of the CLSG website. https://www.clsg.org/html/conference.html
Panel on the cultivation of antiracist reading practices. Topics may include the race novel, social scientific uses of Black literature, antiracist reading lists, book clubs, “common text” programs, cross-racial readerships, sensitivity readers. Send abstract.
Paul Ricoeur insisted there is always more meaning than can be articulated, appropriated, or understood. This session seeks enactments, explorations, and reconsiderations of his Interpretation Theory 50 years later. Though the book was published in 1976, Ricoeur delivered the lectures in fall 1973. It was a period of social and intellectual reckoning similar to our own. Ricoeur had recently relocated to the University of Chicago from Paris-Nanterre under criticism for his attempts to mitigate conflicts during the 1968 student uprisings. In parallel with this personal crisis, Ricoeur was turning in his thought from considerations of symbolic interpretation to considerations of texts and their social and political dimensions.
This panel examines literary and cultural urbanisms in the Global South in the context of reframing repair. Until recently, cities in the Global South have been examined mainly as models of crisis, dysfunction, and brokenness. The urgent work of repairing their imperfect conditions has, in turn, been perceived solely in terms of rapid and uneven development in official discourse. Scholars such as Ann Laura Stoler, Filip de Boeck, Ananya Roy, Achille Mbembe, and others, have instead urged us to rethink ruins, lacks, lags, and gaps as origin sites for emergent forms and practices that alter conditions of the possible.
Confirmed Speakers: Prof. Maurizio Bettini (Università di Siena), Prof. Jonathan Charteris-Black (University of the West of England), Dr. Fabian Horn (LMU München), Dr. Antonella Luporini (Università di Bologna), Dr. Alberto Martinengo (Università di Torino), Prof. Andreas Musolff (University of East Anglia), Prof. Andreas Zanker (Amherst College).
Organised by Dr. Irene Leonardis (Potsdam Universität)
119th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference
Friday, November 11, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022
UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California
Hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles
PAMLA’s Autobiography panel is currently accepting submissions for in-person sessions!
“Autobiography creates a self as the right instrument to seek meaning.”
Hopkins, Voice, and Echo
Conference dates: 23 and 24 September 2022; to be held online via Zoom
Transatlantic Studies Association
20th Annual Conference
University of Kent, Canterbury
4-6 July 2022
Call for Papers
Submissions are invited for the 2022 Annual Conference
Professor Jussi Hanhimäki (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)
Gendered identities and realities are constituted through, among other things, media, and performance. Paradoxically, however, the representations that substantiate these gender categories are often deployed for radically different purposes. For instance, they might be brought into play for the mobilization of dominant ideologies, on the one hand, and feminist disruptions, on the other. With attention to the diverse forums through which artistic and popular texts reach the public, this edited volume aims to address the inconsistencies, the absurdities, and irregularities of gender in terms of performativity from a historical and contemporary global context.
“Re-new-al: connecting culture and history, past and present”
MMLA 2022 Permanent Session: Old and Middle English Language and Literature
The general conference theme “post-now” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures. Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest.
MLA, January, 2023 (San Francisco): “André Gide and the Equivocal Dynamics of Justice.” This session will examine political, legal, and social justice; aesthetic and intellectual justice, being an outlaw, etc., in the life and works of André Gide.” Abstracts of 250-300 words in French or in English due to Pamela Genova (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Monday, March 14, 2022. Panel sponsored by the Association des Amis d’André Gide.”
Call for Papers: Women’s Narratives of Frontier/Early New Mexico: 2022 Western Literature Association Conference Panel
Deadline for submissions:
December May 15, 2022
Full name / name of organization:
Western Literature Association Conference 2022
Conference Theme: Palimpsests and Western Literatures: The Layered Spaces of History, Imagination, and the Future
Online Conference April 2nd, 2022 (EST)
Keynote Speakers: Professor Cary Wolfe (Rice University),
Imani Elizabeth Jackson (Poet)
Call for Critical and Creative Proposals:
“Not all of us can say, with any degree of certainty, that we have always been human, or that we are
--Rosi Braidotti, The Posthuman (2013)
International Society for Philosophy in Film
Call for Abstracts
Film Noir and Philosophy
First Annual Meeting
August 26th-27th, 2022
Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents
“Now What?” What Now?: Approaching a Present in Precarity
Friday, March 18, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the webinar.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: THE SOUTHERN GOTHIC AT PCAS/ ACAS 2022
Submission deadline: June 1, 2022; Notification of acceptance by July 1, 2022
We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in Foundation (summer 2023).
To be considered for the competition, please submit an original article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. Approximate length should be 6000 words. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the journal pages of the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor may be submitted.
The AATSP’s guaranteed session at the MLA Convention in January 2023 will explore the creative ways in which Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies address complex social issues through public humanities scholarship and practice, all while providing relevant and significant opportunities for students.
Wharton and Ecology
Special Issue of the Edith Wharton Review
Call for Papers
Modern Language Association
Seventy-fifth annual convention
English Nineteenth-Century Literature Panel
October 13-15, 2022
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2022
Religion and Literature
“Post-Now” in Religion and Literature: MMLA Convention
Minneapolis, MN. November 16-22, 2022
The Religion and Literature Permanent Section invites proposals that engage with the 2022 Midwest MLA conference’s theme: Post-Now. Proposals might consider the following questions: How does literature speculate about religion? How do writers shape and reshape the religion that they imagine? How do writers create belief systems? How do different writers construct their vision of future religion? How and why did writers of the past get things wrong?
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Television Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2022
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Address: DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 362-8000
Please consider submitting an abstract for a session at the next Modern Language Association Convention in San Francisco (January 2023) and/or forwarding to colleagues and students.
Sociology of international circulation of literature.
We invite 300-word abstracts and short bio, with clear methodology, examining circulation of literary texts and/or writers, sociology or history of translation, or of cultural intermediaries (translators, editors, literary agents…)
Deadline for abstracts: Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Please send to email@example.com