There is a burgeoning of academic literature on Boko Haram since the inception of the group in 2009. Many of these studies have taken on a social science analytical perspective to understand “the why” of Boko Haram terrorism. Building on these studies, this panel takes a more humanistic and cultural studies approach to the study of Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria. Focusing on the ‘experiential truth’ that emerges in the narratives of Boko Haram terrorism in a wide range of media and genres, the panel is interested in understanding Boko Haram terrorism as a lived experience.
A Critical Companion to Jane Campion
Edited by Elsa Colombani and Eurydice Da Silva
Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series
edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna
**NEW Extended Deadline due to holidays**
New independent publisher Florida Roots Press issues a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed anthology dedicated to all things related to coming of age in Florida. The current working title of this collection is Coming of Age in Florida: Words and Images.
Florida Roots Press believes everyone has the power to express themselves as a writer, a poet, and/or an artist. Therefore, everyone is invited to submit essays, mini-memoirs, flash fiction, stories, poems, art, and photography. We do not want to limit ourselves by strictly demarcated genres – your submission can blend genres and create new ones!
Suggested topics for exploration include, but are not limited to, the following:
Feeling, Form, Mind: A Conference on the Thought of Susanne K. Langer
An interdisciplinary conference by the Susanne K. Langer Circle in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
June 22–24, 2022
Susanne K. Langer (*1895; † 1985) is widely known for her contributions to a variety of fields ranging from the philosophy of art to mathematical logic. Her thought continues to be felt across diverse traditions, in theory as well as in artistic practice.
The Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA) and Romantic Circles Pedagogy (RCP) Anti-Racist Pedagogy Colloquium is soliciting submissions for our new resource on anti-racist teaching, "Towards an Anti-Racist Pedagogy."
This webpage, which will be accessible through the K-SAA and RCP websites, will offer suggested readings, bibliographies of relevant scholarship, sample assignments and syllabi, and guides to use in the classroom. This project will be ongoing: our goal is that each year, a new cohort will develop and expand the resource.
This collection of critical essays explores how contemporary British authors engage with the theme of crisis in their fiction (as apparent in novels and short stories by Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, Graham Swift, Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Pat Barker, Martin Amis, among others.)
‘Crisis’ can be investigated not only as informing any aspect of fiction involving sociopolitical and cultural systems, but also as a mode of challenge to established power structures and modes of representationacross narrative traditions.
Submissions should focus on one or more of the aforementioned major contemporary British authors (though you are welcome to propose additional British authors who explore the theme of crisis).
When we think of the western literary canon, we tend to think of the famous authors and works that have shaped our literary and scholarly culture into what it is today: Dante, Shakespeare, Milton, Dickens, Twain, Whitman, and the list goes on and on. But In our age of cultural and technological advancement, we believe that the bodies of works we consider worthy of study should also reflect the current world around us. Thus, the goal of this issue of The Humanities Review is to shine a spotlight on those authors, works, and platforms which have not yet found a home in the literary/academic canon, but still merit the kind of close literary analysis afforded to the canon.
Reconceptualizing Response: Using Instructor Feedback to Promote Equity and Linguistic Justice in the Writing Classroom
500-word proposals with 50-word bios due January 15, 2022
Is it true that, according to a 2019 study, men are ‘officially funnier than women’?
Midwest Conference on Literature, Language and Media
April 8-10, 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM
Conference Date: April 8-10, 2022
Deadline for Proposals: January 16, 2022
Theme: “Tough but Necessary Conversations: Social Justice in Literature, Language, and Media"
Shaw Symposium, 22-24 July 2022
The Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONT, CA and Zoom
The International Shaw Society and the Shaw Festival invite scholars and theatre artists to present new work at the 19thannual Summer Shaw Symposium. The event will be held on-site at the Festival; a Zoom option is provided for those who wish to attend the presentations digitally.
Focused on Bernard Shaw’s life, his works, his contemporaries, and his legacies, the Symposium seeks presentations that relate to the plays included in the Shaw Festival’s 2022 season, especially Too True to Be Good and The Doctor’s Dilemma.
Humanitarian Aid:(Hi)Stories, Impact and ChallengesInternational Conference29-30 January 2022
( Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship creates a welcoming space for discussion and exploration of the rich history of the humanitarian organizations and their work during times of distress.
The fourth industrial revolution is quickly changing communication patterns, global trade policies, political alliances and people’s lifestyles. Consequently, it is becoming more important than ever to promote broader mutual understanding among people from different cultures through translation, interpreting and other channels of intercultural communication.
Bethune-Cookman University welcomes proposals for its tenth annual Zora Neale Hurston Conference, to be held virtually on February 17-18, 2022. The Immutable Zora: Classic and Classy celebrates Hurston’s legacy and recognizes established and emerging scholarship.
You are invited to submit abstracts for individual or panel presentations on topics related to Hurston or that reflect her multidisciplinary interests. Presentations can be scholarly, pedagogical, and/or creative. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts to us by 15 January 2022 here: https://forms.gle/SWEZGJwKK5F9S2MV7
Presenters will be notified by 21 January 2022.
What are We Laughing at? Politics of Recognition and Representation in Indian Stand-Up Comedy
UPDATED: SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED
Imagining Queer Domesticities
Call for Contributions
Call for Papers for ARISTEIA: The Journal of Myth, Literature, and Culture
Myth, Deep Time, Extinction, Survival
Identidades Híbridas: la imaginación de lo social / a imaginação do social
February 18, 2022- Hybrid Modality (Washington, DC)
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Deadline January 10, 2022
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University invites you to participate in its Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium 2022 (GRAPHSY).This year’s conference welcomes proposals within the theme of Identidades Híbridas: la imaginación de lo social / a imaginação do social, encouraging the submission of a broad range of research in the fields of Linguistics, and Iberian and Latin American Literatures, and Cultures.
Call for Papers: 2023 General Issue of The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945
The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945 is the annual peer-reviewed journal for The Space Between Society. Like the society, the journal is devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship on the period bracketed by the two World Wars. We are interested in approaches to texts of all kinds, emphasizing research on lesser-known writers and artists and understudied topics of the period, including literary and cultural responses to the First and Second World Wars. We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines and from scholars around the world, as we seek to approach our period from a broad range of perspectives.
Call for Papers: Rukeyser’s Difficulty
American Literature Association Annual Conference
Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022
American Furies: Collective Action and the Politics of Moral Outrage
“Our ability to respond with outrage depends upon a tacit realization that there is a worthy life that has been injured or lost…”
Judith Butler, “Survivability, Vulnerability, Affect”
“Outrage has become the signature emotion of American public life.”
Lance Morrow, “America is Addicted to Outrage”
ALA 2022 author’s society panel call for papers
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: Open Topic
Beyond the Margins.
A Graduate Journal of Literary Scholarship
University of New Orleans
Beyond the Margins is a new annual, online, blind peer-reviewed journal, housed at the University of New Orleans, dedicated to furthering diversity in academia through the publication of graduate student scholarship in the field of English, with a focus on literary and textual studies. The journal's aim is twofold: to broaden opportunities for graduate student scholars to contribute to academic conversations and to provide a platform for alternative forms of scholarship.
“Living In Pandemonium:” Academic Spaces & Pandemic Life
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location in-person: St. John’s University Queens, NY
Submission Deadline: February 18th, 2022
The Willa Cather Foundation will sponsor two separate panels at the American Literature Association’s 33rd Annual Conference, to be held in Chicago, IL May 26-29, 2022.
Cather and Her Contemporaries: As the publication of her letters has demonstrated, Willa Cather had personal, aesthetic, philosophical, and social ties with a wide range of writers, artists, musicians, and public figures. What’s more, her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry were sites of engagement where many of these connections were both widened and deepened. The Willa Cather Foundation seeks paper proposals that pursue a richer understanding of Cather’s connections with her contemporaries, including but not limited to:
Call for papers for the international symposium
On the improbable and monstrous accident in cinema
University of Caen Normandie, école supérieure d’arts et médias de Caen/Cherbourg
The 6th and 7th of April 2022
Under the direction of:
Alexis Guillier (artist and PhD student in the RADIAN program, ComUE Normandie)
Philippe Ortoli (film study professor, University of Caen - LASLAR)
The year 2022 will mark one hundred years of the publication of two of the greatest texts of English literature, T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and James Joyce’s Ulysses. The P.G. Department of English, Utkal University is especially keen to seize the moment by celebrating this centenary event in the form of a two-day national conference. The conference will explore modernism and its afterlives by moving into the thick of the debates, discourses, and departures it has spawned.
CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERFACES: Representing Human and Environmental Vulnerability
in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
University of Granada
9-10 June, 2022
As we live in Covid 19 times we are more than ever concerned about mental health. But otherwise, mental health is something that we do not often engage with. There is a stigma attached to issues of mental health. Mental health issues involve anxiety disorders, behavioural and emotional disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia and other psychoses, dementia, development disorders, autism, among others.
Reconfiguring Digital Spaces: GLO Conference 2022
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we have become painfully aware of how highly dependent we are on networked computers in most facets of our everyday lives. Shuffling from Zoomiverse to Metaverse and everything in between, computers remain the focal point of interactivity in life, entertainment, scholarship, and labor as in-person activities become increasingly constricted. Alternatives must be found; and even though dreams of totally transferring consciousnesses to digital avatars remain deeply rooted in the literary cyberpunk imaginaries of the 1980s and 90s, the pandemic brings us closer to realizing them in surprising ways.