Typically, scholarly reflection on the Great War focuses on military activity and masculine performance; in contrast, this NeMLA 2023 seminar examines the importance of women as fictional characters, authors, and purveyors of legacies associated with the Great War of 1914-1918. By privileging the role of women, it is hoped that we can bring a fresh critical light to this pivotal moment in world history. Please note the very wide range of perspectives in this seminar: authors, characters, and context.
--Heidegger and the Question of Literary Influence
This panel on Heidegger and literary influence has both a very broad and quite specific focus.
Broadly, we will examine Heidegger’s writing to examine how philosophers in general and Heidegger in particular read, assimilate, and evaluate all kinds of literature: poetry and fiction both canonical and (post)-modern. We welcome all submissions on the broad and important relationship between philosophy and literature.
Does peacemaking have a place in our humanities curriculum today and if so, what are some innovative ways to integrate this theme into our literature classes? This panel invites papers that explore representations of peacemaking and conflict resolution in literary texts across genres, languages, and time periods. Papers that discuss methodologies for teaching literature with a focus on peacemaking are especially welcome. Please send inquiries and 300-500 word abstracts to Ici Vanwesenbeeck: email@example.com
Territorial Bodies: World Culture in Crisis
Saturday 25th February 2023
With keynote addresses by: Prof. Kathryn Yusoff and Dr. Lauren Wilcox
Volume 13 of the Journal of Early Modern Studies seeks to interrogate how common men and women used different modes of writing to keep, shape, and contest social memory in the early modern world. Studies on popular senses of the past, such as Andy Wood’s, have brought to light the complex interrelation between custom, collective memory, and social struggle. A usable past was key in conflicts over economic and political resources in the present. As the systematic regulation of access to reading and writing (Guillory), literacy was the basis for persistent forms of exclusion — particularly when gender and racial regimes of inequality intersected with class. But literacy was also a site of contestation.
RSA 2023 Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Sessions CFP
The Margaret Cavendish Society will sponsor two or more sessions (panels or roundtables) at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 9-11 March 2023. We invite proposals for individual papers or fully formed panels on any topic related to the works of Margaret Cavendish. Please submit abstracts (150 words maximum) and a brief CV (or a brief description of the panel and brief abstracts and CVs for each participant) to Lara Dodds (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Delilah Bermudez Brataas (email@example.com) by July 29, 2022.
World Literature BEFORE World Literature
Special issue of
Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Co-editors: David Andrew Porter and Omid Azadibougar
The 2023 Eudora Welty Review will feature a special section dedicated to Welty and Ecology. Eudora Welty’s stories attest to her acute attention to the natural world, an interest fed in part by her devotion to her garden. Always careful, as she puts it, to depict “the moon in the right part of the sky,” Welty portrayed nature as both setting and agent. The EWR seeks essays that examine the intersection of Welty’s work with ecology, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, and the ecogothic. Also of interest are essays exploring environmental concerns in Welty’s fiction, from the clear-cutting of farmland in the Delta to the logging in the hills of Mississippi.
We are seeking proposals for a special double issue of the journal Women’s Studies; An Interdisciplinary Journal on the work of Eudora Welty in the context of women's studies/feminism. Contending with a writer famous for declaring that she did not need to “crusade” and hesitant about the label “feminist,” scholars in the past have examined in helpful ways how Welty’s work undertakes the task of exploring gender. However, given new conversations in the fields of intertextuality, materialist studies, ecofeminism, and gender studies, further conversation or even a reappraisal is certainly due. Proposals/abstracts due September 1, 2022. Full paper submissions due March 1, 2023.
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 54th Annual NeMLA Convention to be held from March 23-26, 2023, in Niagara Falls, NY. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2022.
Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login
This accepted creative panel invites abstracts for the upcoming NeMLA 2023 conference at the University at Buffalo in Niagara Falls, NY from March 23-26, 2023.
As Mad writers, we are called to confess: in the form of scholarship based on disclosing “lived experience,” activism which centers individual stories of trauma and healing, or sanitized “mental health” narratives which point only toward a legible life. Amidst the ever-growing demand for “mental health awareness” and concomitant psychiatrization of everyday life, Mad writers face increasing pressure to plate recovery-oriented stories for sane consumers. In the face of this pressure, I ask, where do we go? What do we write? And how do we know?
The London Shakespeare Centre, King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe
Shakespeare and Race: Spoken Word(s)
Date: 4-5 November 2022
Location: King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe
Confirmed Speakers: Nandini Das (Oxford University), Joyce MacDonald (University of Kentucky), and Dennis Austin Britton (University of British Columbia), and Jane Grogan (University College Dublin)
Safe Passage: Trauma Recovery and Community Restoration in
Inclusive Youth Literature and Beyond
11-13 August 2022 | Glasgow, Scotland
Keynote Speaker: Author, Educator and Activist Renée Watson
About REIYL 2022
Call for Papers by 31 July, 2022 and 30 September 2022
A Bi-Annual International Refereed e-Journal of English Studies
Research Papers on World Literatures
This call for papers is for the NeMLA conference which is scheduled to take place in person in Niagara Falls, NY between March 23-26, 2023.
In Laudato Si', Pope Francis declared, "a great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us [...] Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us [...] living our vocation to be protectors of God's handiwork" (2015: 202-217). Seven years later, educators continue to face this challenge of integrating faith and spirituality into teaching about the ecological crisis we face in the twenty-first century. How can we empower our young people to take action and become the ecological citizens of the future?
Call for Papers
Volume 66 (3/2022)
Submission deadline EXTENDED: July 31, 2022
Anna Wysowska (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland),
Krzysztof Zanussi (director, screenwriter and professor of cinematic arts)
Confluente. Texts and Contexts Reloaded invites submissions for its 2022 issue on the topic of:
LOVE IN MODERN AND POSTMODERN LITERATURE
We welcome scholarly contributions written in English and French that explore and interact with the ways in which love is represented in literature, theatre, and film.
All paper submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, research content, and correctness. Please read the complete submission and formatting guidelines at:
Deadline: JULY 3rd 2022
We have extended our deadline for submissions.
We invite essays for a collected edition that investigates constructed languages (e.g., Klingon, Trigedasleng, Valyrian, Na'vi, Dothraki, Belter, Tolkien's Elvish) in the contexts and functions of socio-political power within the broad category of science fiction, speculative, and fantasy encompassing film, tv, games, and comics. How are conlangs in a work used to "other" groups of people or to construct their subjectivity? How do they reveal power relations in a geo-political system? How does the analysis of conlangs and power help us understand the world that we live in?
The process that is central to the development of language is the critical encounter between different groups (marked by their "physical, cognitive, neurological differences," as NeMLA's note on "resilience" suggests) in possession of different kinds of valuation in the course of which "certain words, tones, rhythms, meanings are offered, felt for, tested, confirmed, asserted, qualified, changed" (Keywords 12). This process of evolution/metamorphosis, as demonstrated by Raymond Williams in his Keywords, is often accelerated in periods of unprecedented crisis.
Queer and Trans Theologies in American Literature
November 17-20, 2022
43rd Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot Society
23-25 September 2022
This cfp can also be found at our website. You can help us to advertise this easily attended conference far and wide: please distribute widely and post this link on your own social media sites.
Call for Papers
Collective Memory & Oral tradition: Explorations and Interpretations
20-21 July 2022
(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
GIRES is committed to creating a welcoming space for discussion, collaboration, and exploration of oral history’s potential as a tool for local, national, and international projects that would enrich and even revise chapters of history.
Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line
(Zoom sessions: 2 days/Virtual platform: 5 days)
Call for Papers
Apocalyptica is an international, interdisciplinary, open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University.
Editors: Robert Folger, Felicitas Loest and Jenny Stümer
Deadline: Abstracts (250 words) are due Tuesday 9 August 2022
Special Issue: Nuclear Ghosts
Special Issue: “Enlightenment and Modern Ireland: Legacies and Afterlives”
James Ward, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Lines, Chang'an-Dublin International College, China, email@example.com
Please submit 250 word abstracts to the editors by 17 October 2022
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)
This roundtable session is interested in resilience as a form of individual emotional labor that, like all emotional labor according to Arlie Russell Hochschild, places unequal demands on faculty who are untenured, contingent, or who identify in historically-marginalized identity categories. Academic identities are tied to the production of scholarly projects, and, according to Skovholt and Trotter-Mathison, one of the many benefits of resilience is that it can “stabilize or even increase work productivity” (Rozelle-Stone, 2020). Thus resilience focused on scholarly output can exacerbate already-exploited academic labor (Brouillette, 2014; Tokumitsu, 2015).
Literature, art, and scholarship can challenge social structures that underpin injustice and create spaces where love and care can flourish. Yet they can also spectacularize, universalize, or appropriate lived experiences.
Revista Lusófona de Educação announces a call for papers for the thematic dossier Institutional Discourses of Authority on the School and the Education Systems: Circulation and (re)Production of Meanings in Education Research.
Guest Editors: Luís Manuel Bernardo (CHAM, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal), Daniel Bart (Théodile-CIREL, Université de Lille, France) and Teresa Teixeira Lopo (CeiED-OP.Edu, Universidade Lusófona, Portugal)
We welcome contributions to this dossier that problematize the following aspects (the list is not exhaustive):
What is the state of diversity, decolonization, and the curriculum in the various Modern Languages and Literatures? How can we organize for collective action and change across the different contexts and language systems? How do we connect with critical race, gender, sexuality, migration, Indigenous, and disability studies, and how does this shape our curriculum design, pedagogy, and praxis so they are relevant to and transformational for our students?