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The IAAS Postgraduate Symposium “The (Hi)stories We Create: Narratives of Exceptionalism, Ideology, and Resilience”

updated: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 2:01am
Irish Association of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

In November 1621 colonists in Massachusetts celebrated a year of survival and their first harvest  with a feast that has since been called The First Thanksgiving. The feast was a supposed  celebration of resilience after hardship. It was not until 1863, in the midst of the American Civil  War and with the nation divided, that this feast was enshrined as a national holiday and a  touchstone of American tradition and ideology: a story of togetherness projected over the  realities of division, exceptionalism, genocide, and slavery.  

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 2:26pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

[Proposal and Registration Deadlines Extended]

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California.

The organizers of the 2021 Jack London Society Symposium encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome conventional 20-minute paper presentations and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

1922/2022 - Total Modernism: Continuity, Discontinuity, and the Experimental Turn

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:51am
Centro Studi “Arti della Modernità”
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

1922/2022 – TOTAL MODERNISM:

CONTINUITY, DISCONTINUITY, AND THE EXPERIMENTAL TURN

 

Centro Studi “Arti della Modernità”

18-19-20 May 2022 – Torino (Italy)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Forgotten Genocides

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:51am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The tern Genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin in 1944, in a context heavily influenced by the events of the Jewish Holocaust. The parameters of Genocide, and its legal consequences were gathered in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide that recognizes that the following are factors that take place in a genocide:

-Killing members of the group

-Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group

-Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring physical destruction in whole or in part

-Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group

-Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group

"The Cultural Politics of American Relief Efforts in Greece"

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:50am
Special Issue of Ex-centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media (The Journal of the Hellenic Association of American Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Proposal for a Special Issue of Ex-centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media (The Journal of the Hellenic Association of American Studies)

The Cultural Politics of American Relief Efforts in Greece

Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne (2nd CFP)

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:50am
University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne

12-14 May 2022

Łódź, Poland / Online

 

Conference Venue:

University of Łódź

Faculty of Philology

ul. Pomorska 171/173, Łódź

(alternatively: Zoom)

 

 

2nd Call for Papers

 

Happiness and Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:50am
Vida Penezic/PCA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Call for Papers

Special Topic: Happiness and Culture

National Conference 

of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) 

Seattle, WA

April 13-16, 2022

 

We are seeking paper proposals for the 2022 PCA conference in Seattle. The papers may focus on any aspect of the relationship between happiness (tentatively understood as subjective well-being) and broadly defined popular culture.

Texas women conservationists

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:47am
Texas Woman’s University Pioneering Women: Leaders and Trailblazers book series
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022

Celebrating the role of women in Texas conservation, we are compiling an edited collection of essays composed by and about Texas women conservationists. Essay topics will include but are not limited to historic explorations of Texas women in the field of conservation; trailblazing Texas women in contemporary conservation; BIPOC women in Texas conservation; conservation as a field in Texas academia; inspiring future generations of Texas women conservationists; career potentials for women in the Texas field of conservation; and Texas women conservationists’ personal reflections.

TRANSNATIONAL CALIFORNIA: Special Issue of Comparative American Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:47am
Michael Docherty
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2021

Deadline for essays: 1 May 2022

California has been transnational since the moment of colonial encounter from which it acquired its name – borrowed by Spanish explorers from a work of contemporary fiction and imposed upon a place (indeed, multiple places) long known to indigenous peoples by other words. Since that time, California has been defined by further transnational encounters, exchanges, and conflicts – as a site of cross-cultural communication where borders often characterise experience but equally often prove to be porous and mutable.

Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano/a Literature (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:46am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for Papers: Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a 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 Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

W(h)ither the Christian Right?

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:14pm
Post45 Contemporaries
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

"W(h)ither the Christian Right?” Papers are invited for a Post45 Contemporaries cluster on the U.S. Christian Right and literature. Recent evidence suggests the evangelical share of the population may be decreasing, but its political power so far has not waned and it is geared for apocalyptic combat. Momentarily defeated but unbowed like their champion President Trump, conservative white Christians have not received much attention in literary studies.

Reimagining Asian American Immigration History in the Americas

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:13am
Min Kyung Boo, Chloe Huh Prudente / NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Asian American immigrants’ heterogeneity in their countries of departure, race, ethnicity, and class characterizes different immigrant experiences -- ranging from “voluntary” immigration to dislocation directly caused by wars and imperialism. What is the role of literature in preserving the history of their movements? How does literature reimagine the history of these marginalized subjects? What is the significance of narrating Asian American immigration history through literary forms? What do the stories of these subjects -- immigrants, refugees, undocumented immigrants, elite cosmopolitan, and many more -- suggest the meaning of belonging in the Americas? 

Women and Comedy 1890-1950: 17th-18th September 2022

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:10am
Elizabeth von Arnim Society, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Is it true that, according to a 2019 study, men are ‘officially funnier than women’?

Reimagining Asian American Immigration History in the Americas

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:07am
Min Kyung Boo, Chloe Huh Prudente / NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Asian American immigrants’ heterogeneity in their countries of departure, race, ethnicity, and class characterizes different immigrant experiences -- ranging from “voluntary” immigration to dislocation directly caused by wars and imperialism. What is the role of literature in preserving the history of their movements? How does literature reimagine the history of these marginalized subjects? What is the significance of narrating Asian American immigration history through literary forms? What do the stories of these subjects -- immigrants, refugees, undocumented immigrants, elite cosmopolitan, and many more -- suggest the meaning of belonging in the Americas? 

What Gives?: Formal Change after Catastrophe (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 4:35pm
Jackie O'Dell / UMass Dartmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In the wake of COVID, some workers have been deemed essential, forced to put their lives at risk to keep the market moving or care for those with the means to stay off the frontlines. While these jobs may be crucial, those who perform them are frequently treated as exchangeable.Yet as workers have become interchangeable, a fantastical contrast has emerged in the form of the non-fungible token (NFT): at the same time that stable employment and livable wages have been cut in the interest of profit, digital creations become irreplaceable tokens of payment. The catastrophic impact of the pandemic shows which systems of exchange are malleable or fluid and which remain brittle or stagnant.

Conference - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

updated: 
Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 11:21am
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan

Palazzo Arese-Borromeo, Cesano Maderno

September 23rd- 24th 2021

 

Organizing Institution: Centro ICONE / Facoltà di Filosofia

Organizers: Raffaele Ariano (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan),
Paolo Babbiotti (University of Turin).

 

Websitehttps://cavellretrospective.wixsite.com/september2021

 

France and Louisiana: A "Special Relationship"?

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:17pm
Stéphanie Durrans
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

 

Call for Papers

France and Louisiana: “A Special Relationship?”

Bordeaux Montaigne University, France

June 7-10, 2023

 

 

On June 7-10 2023, Bordeaux Montaigne University will host an international conference that will explore various aspects of the 300+-year-long relationship between France and Louisiana.

 

A Critical Companion to Wes Craven

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:16pm
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

A Critical Companion to Wes Craven

edited by Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns and John Darowski

 

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

 

Special Issue of Lamar Journal of the Humanities-- 9/11 and Its Aftermath

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:15pm
Lamar Journal of the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

The Lamar Journal of the Humanities, a peer-reviewed, scholarly indexed interdisciplinary journal, invites papers for its 2021-22 Special Issue on “9/11 and Its Aftermath.” 

The 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 offers a timely opportunity to reflect on the tremendous influence that fateful morning has had over the last two decades. Technically the new century began on the first day of 2000, and the new millennium on the first day of 2001, but the new world arrived on that Tuesday—a world that, for better or worse, we largely still inhabit. It is in this spirit that we dedicate our 2021-22 issue to scholarly examinations of 9/11 and its aftermath, associations, and phenomena.

Navigating Police Brutality, Incarceration, and Care across the Black Diaspora

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:14pm
North East Modern Language Association (NEMLA) 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Please consider submitting an abstract to this session for the NEMLA 2022 conference which will be held on March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. This session, "Navigating Police Brutality, Incarceration and Care across the Black Diaspora seeks to examine literary representations of: networks of care in carceral spaces, transformative healing and justice, and community organizing. 

Creative Writing: Poetry & Fiction (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:49pm
College English Aassociation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Subject: Call for Papers: Creative Writing: Poetry & Fiction at CEA 2022

 

Call for Papers, Creative Writing: Poetry & Fiction

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 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Saying and Unsaying: Ekphrasis and Apophasis as Feminist Rhetorical Strategies #19154

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 10:46am
Diana Shaffer / NeMLA 53rd annual convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable explores how feminist authors have used both ekphrasis and apophasis to question the interrelations of gender, race, class, and socio-economic and political power; and also, to displace traditional, outmoded beliefs, and inherited but dysfunctional historical narratives.  Rhetorically, ekphrasis is defined as vivid, verbal description, or as verbal representation of visual art, or as canonical literature re-envisioned to fit new narratives.  Apophasis refers broadly to denial, repudiation, or negation, and narrowly to a kind of irony in which what on the surface appears to be the case differs radically from what is actually the case. 

Thomas Merton and "Justice" (CEA 3/31/22-4/2/22)

updated: 
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2:36pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

International Thomas Merton Society

 

at the

College English Association

52stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

                                                                                                                       Call for Papers

March 31-April 2, 2022 

“)one’s eye / / perceives”: New Approaches to E. E. Cummings (deadline extended)

updated: 
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 12:39pm
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 49th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 24-26, 2022, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). Recent criticism of the works of Cummings has gone beyond his well-documented engagement with modernist aesthetic and poetic innovations. From Cummings’ visual and temporal poetics, to iconic meta-sonnets and rhythmic portraiture, to iconicity and ecology, and even to disability studies, the iconoclasm of Cummings in art and language presents a multi-dimensional i/eye that perceives and receives.

Beyond Silent Grief: Transgressions in Asian American Feeling || Just-in-time Session Proposal || 2022 MLA Convention

updated: 
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 9:58am
Jennifer Cho / Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

This proposed "Just-in-time" session at the 2022 MLA Convention in Washington, DC (January 6-9) seeks to situate recent amplifications in anti-Asian violence and rhetoric (as well as the resistance to name them as such) within the context of Asian American literary and cultural production. As the theme of the MLA convention is Multilingualism, this session invites papers on Asian American texts, media and experience that privilege embodied affect or memory as language itself. 

https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2022/2022-Presidential-Theme-Multilin...

Edited Volume: Fantasies of the Subject: Affecting Selves in Contemporary American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:26pm
Paula Barba Guerrero & Laura de la Parra Fernández / Universidad de Salamanca
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021

 

Fantasies of the Subject: Affecting Selves in Contemporary American Literature

 

edited by Paula Barba Guerrero & Laura de la Parra Fernández

 

If what we need to dream, to move our spirits most deeply and directly towards and through promise, is discounted as a luxury, then we give up the core —the fountain— of our power [...] we give up the future of our worlds.

 

—Audre Lorde, “Poetry Is Not a Luxury”

 

Travel and Literature at CEA 2022

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:26pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 52nd annual conference.  Submit your 250-500 word abstract at www.conftool.pro/cea2022/.

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