The interplay between technology, gender and culture has attracted increasing interest over the past years. It has been the subject of intermedial approaches, ranging from gender-specific explorations of literary discourses on technology to film and cultural analyses.
Sapphic Echoes: Representations of Female Love and Desire in Global Literatures #19149
This seminar asks questions and invites responses that explore representations of female love and desire in global literatures. How have the complex poetics of female love and desire—the desire to have something, or escape something, or punish, or know—been represented over time? What strategies have been employed to subvert literary conventions defined predominantly by male perspectives on home, love, war, victory and loss? How have female characters navigated the interplay between things done (overtly) and thought (covertly) to reveal the inner web of desires, fears and conflicts that constitute a female poetics of love and longing?
Le présent panel se veut le lieu d’exploration et de questionnement des difficultés auxquelles sont confrontées les femmes qui sont loin d’être préoccupées par la construction d’une communauté centrée autour d’une conception sororale unique. Leur engagement dans le cadre des luttes politiques tout comme leur rôle en tant que « gardiennes du temple » des traditions séculaires patriarcales ne sont plus à démontrer. Cependant, existe-t-il des associations des femmes africaines à caractère essentiellement féministe ?
Theatre and Social Action
Call for Papers for the Methuen Drama Handbooks series
Theaters have closed everywhere. Theaters are reopening. And at the same time, the global pandemic and recent social movements have urgently been measured, mediated, and aided by the arts and theater makers to reshape the way we must now represent, facilitate, and protest.
Seeking proposals for papers on any aspect of Asia for a 3-4 person panel at this year's American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual meeting at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The original September deadline has been extended to October 8.
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022
How does one resist the systems of subjugation that prey on the marginalized and seek to dissolve and consume them within this white supremacist capitalist imperialist patriarchy? While for some resistance takes the form of confrontation and battle, for Black feminist thinkers like bell hooks and Audre Lorde, resistance comes in the form of the practice of love. It is in the embrace of the erotic, of initiating the quest of mutual self-fulfillment, in seeking value in the relationships we have with each other, that we resist. In other words, for hooks and Lorde, we resist through care.
If one were to judge the genre of science fiction by the blockbuster films it has produced, one would think it is a hypermasculine, imperialist, anti-feminist genre. However, non-white, non-male people have shaped, defined, and sustained the genre throughout its existence as authors, editors, and fans. The modern founder of the genre was arguably Mary Shelley who initially published anonymously. However, authors like Ursula Le Guin and Octavia Butler are now synonymous with literary sci-fi. Furthermore, some of the most compelling and successful contemporary writers of science fiction are women of color.
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.
Call for a Co-editor on a collected manuscript, ‘Who Was that Masked Woman: Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression.’
SAMLA 93, scheduled for November 4-6, 2021, has moved to a virtual format. As such, we are re-opening our General Call for Abstracts until September 30. For more information on submitting to our General Call, please follow this link: https://samla.memberclicks.net/general-call-for-abstracts
Additionally, some panel organizers have extended their CFP deadlines until the 30th. To browse our current CFP list, please follow this link: https://samla.memberclicks.net/callsforpapers
CFP Eikón Imago Journal 2023. Imago, ius, religio. Religious Iconographies in Illustrated Legal Manuscripts and Printed Books (9th -20th Centuries)
Special Guest Editors: Maria Alessandra Bilotta & Gianluca del Monaco
Call for Chapters
ReFocus: The Films of Abel Ferrara
Edited by Florian Zappe
Edinburgh University Press
Series Editors: Robert Singer, Gary D. Rhodes, Frances Smith
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”
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/.
Call for papers: Music and the Senses, a special issue of Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal, guest-edited by Dane Stalcup (Wagner College)
CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany
Issue #99 Spring 2022
Submissions Due: Dec 3 20201
Guest Editors: Valérie Favre and Shilo McGiff
A call for all readers, common and uncommon:
We have begun placing our Speaking of Shakespeare series on podcast sites for those who might wish to listen to these conversations as audio only. These talks are with Shakespeare scholars, directors, actors, digital developers and more. Most of these talks are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, and other services. The full list of talks will be available soon. You can listen on our hub at Buzzsprout or follow the link to your own service at: https://speakingofshakespeare.buzzsprout.com.
Women and Power: Call for Papers
As part of our forthcoming Women and Power festival at Shakespeare’s Globe, we are bringing together scholars and practitioners for a one-day, online symposium to be held on Friday 10 December.
Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Global Asias Summer Institute, to be held June 6-10, 2022.
Verge-sponsored Panels 2022 AAAS
Submission Deadline | September 17, 2021
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: EARLY MODERN ASEXUALITIES
CALL FOR PAPERS: 2022 Quarry Farm Symposium on “Abolition Studies”
Sept 30 -- Oct 1, 2022
The 2022 Call for the Queer Caucus is centering on topics surrounding queerness and the body: the effects of the Pandemic. The call wants to ask questions like "How has the queer community experience the devastating and last effects that have arisen out of pandemics?" "What happens with the lost of queer geography?" This call also seeks papers that explore how the queer community has continued to find creative ways to maintain communities, connections, and support when their physical spaces, their livelihoods, and their health have been threathened. How do you find community, other queer bodies? The recent closure of gay bars has also taken a toll and what does this mean for the future?
This session adopts an interdisciplinary approach to women’s communities centered at French religious houses, and interprets creative, devotional, and other kinds of output inspired by these institutional contexts. How did music, art, liturgies, and literature figure in representations and articulations of these women’s voices? We consider how such works created networks among writers, readers, and performers, and we investigate how convents, functioning as inspiration and narrative loci, shaped lyric and text. We aim to newly demonstrate how particular institutional contexts framed gendered expression and communal life, and how particular works reflected and fashioned women’s voices, within and beyond convent walls.
CALL FOR PAPERS
OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 12(1)
ISSN: 2093-5498 (Print) / 2671-969X (Online)
We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.12 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2022. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 12(1), please submit your manuscript by October 31, 2021.
About the Journal
Two panels sponsored by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies for the 2022 Association of Asian American Studies Conference:
Panel 1) Asian American Literature and the “American West”
ChLA International Committee Call for Papers, ChLA 2022 Conference