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Critical reflections on pandemic politics: left-wing, feminist and anti-racist critiques

updated: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 5:05am
The Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) at Utrecht University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

As various formats of lockdown to contain the Covid-19 virus in many nations across the world continue into their second year, there is an urgent need to critically analyze this situation and its historical backdrop from more traditionally left-oriented perspectives. This urgent need is likewise required in light of the more recent global vaccine rollouts and various digital health pass mandates that have followed as a supposed ‘way out’ of the lockdown logic. Such lockdowns, health pass mandates, and blanket vaccine rollouts clearly attempt to posit some kind of ‘public good’ or ‘solidarity’ over more individualist considerations; sentiments which on the surface appear to be benevolent and even left-oriented.

Comparative Media Arts Journal: Issue 12 Call for Works

updated: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 1:27am
Comparative Media Arts Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 4, 2022

The Comparative Media Arts Journal is seeking submissions for its 12th issue, entitled Thresholds. The CMAJ is an open-source journal for early-career and graduate-level artists, scholars, and writers. Please read the full call for works and description of submission guidelines here: 

https://www.sfu.ca/cmajournal.html

 

 

 

Deadline Extended: Memory in Transition: Intersections, Contestations, Futures

updated: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:28am
Antara Chatterjee, Anuparna Mukherjee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 29, 2022

In humanities and social sciences, engagements with memory cut across disparate fields from the cognitive, and affective processes of recollection to the narrative and aesthetic acts of simulation and reinterpretation in both private and public spheres. In recent times embodied and somatic histories are widely discussed while documenting the past through registers such as trauma or nostalgia, where memory once again comes to the forefront. Memory and its fraught negotiations between past, present and future, between remembering and forgetting, become a crucial site of contestations and reimaginings of personal and collective subjectivities.

GCO Comics Conference 2022 Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in Flux

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 7:18pm
University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

GRADUATE COMICS ORGANIZATION COMICS’ CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS 2022 Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in FluxUniversity of FloridaMay 20th-22nd, 2022 (Gainesville, FL) Deadline for Submissions: February 18th, 2022 The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida, Gainesville now invites proposals to our 18th annual conference: “Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in Flux.” Our hybrid conference will be held virtually over Zoom and in-person from May 20th-22nd, 2022. We welcome applicants from all stages of their careers to submit papers addressing any aspect of the conference topic.

Cached in the Hills: Critical Essays on Ozarks Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 5:26pm
John J. Han / Missouri Baptist University Phillip Howerton / Missouri State University-West Plains
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Deadline for proposal submissions: May 1, 2022

Deadline for completed essays: November 1, 2022

Ecological Sensitivity. Media Techno-Aesthetics of Environmental Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:47am
Elephant&Castle #28/2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

The theme of environmental crisis has been present in the public debate for several decades, and forcefully resurfaced in 2015 when the 2030 Agenda containing the goals of sustainable development was launched, including the preservation of all forms of life, the struggle against global warming and the production of clean and renewable energy. In the same year, the publication of the papal encyclical Laudato si’ on “integral ecology” and the conclusion of the Paris agreements on climate change also prompted debate on this theme. Throughout the years, environmental issues have progressively permeated the realm of scientific research as well.

Transatlantic Ties: The Morris Circle and the “New World”

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:46am
William Morris Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Papers are sought for a panel on the cross-influence of Morris and his associates on North American literature and culture and the reverse. What did the Morris circle find congenial in American/Canadian/South American/indigenous literature and culture, and in turn, in what ways were Morris and his circle influential in the literary, artistic, business, and political circles of the Americas? What were some instances of transatlantic collaboration? Please send an abstract and short bio or 1 page c. v. to Jude Nixon at jnixon@salemstate.edu and Florence-boos@uiowa.edu by 15 March 2022.

Verge Issue 10.1 CfP

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:51am
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

Verge: Studies in Global Asias Issue 10.1

Special Issue: brown/ness(es)

Edited by Neelofer Qadir (University of North Carolina Greensboro), Naveen Minai (University of Toronto), and Tina Chen (Penn State)

Deadline: August 15, 2022

Feeling brown, feeling down. Feeling down, being brown. A name for law, a name for affect, a name for ontology, a name for relation, a name for not relation, a name for antagonism, a name for empire(s), a name for capital, a name for an accusation, a name that can be convenient, a name that does not work, a name that can stop working, a name for shades, a name for fantasy.

CFP:Dark Academia: Definitions, Theories, and Prospects

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:50am
Cody Jones-- NYU
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

We are seeking essays and papers for an edited collection which engages the concept of ‘dark academia.’ 

At the center of the dark academic sensibility lies a paradox: though dark academia enjoys the cosmetic trappings of the pursuit of higher knowledge, it is at its core a celebration of the university as a place of occultation and performativity. The dark academic’s taste for mystery, history, and a distinctly Anglophone, Romantico-Modernist canon – coupled with an equally distinct early 20th century sartorial and lifestyle model – runs inevitably into exclusivity, elitism, and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, the case can be made that these very elements are in fact constitutive of dark academia, as such. 

Joan Didion: Life and/with/through Words

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:47am
University of Bamberg
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Joan Didion: Life and/with/through Words

University of Bamberg 

April 29-30, 2022

Via Zoom

 

“Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.” Vanessa Redgrave speaks these lines on stage, in the monologue play The Year of Magical Thinking, impersonating Joan Didion and quoting from her 2005 memoir on which the play is based.

Virtual Conference on Theory and Activism

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:43am
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Department of English and Cultural Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bannerghatta Road Campus, Bangalore, India, invites papers for an annual postgraduate conference on Theory and Activism: Can the twain meet? on February 2nd & 3rd. 

Concept Note:

Marxism and Neoliberalism Today

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:42am
The University of Florida Marxist Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

CFP: Annual University of Florida Marxist Reading Group Conference

“Marxism and Neoliberalism Today”

 

Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida

April 8-10, Gainesville, FL

 

Keynote: Rachel Greenwald Smith (St. Louis University)

 

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:42am
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.

Submissions should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according to the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be uploaded as MS Word files through our website and online submission system. (https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/criterion/)

DFW 2022 - David Foster Wallace - Austin, TX - June 2-4, 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:23am
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 7, 2022

The International David Foster Wallace Society invites you to attend DFW 2022 in Austin, Texas. Special events at the Harry Ransom Center (home to Wallace’s archive), social events, and other presentations will be included, in addition to a wide variety of panels of Wallace criticism and commentary. 

Panels will be held at the University of Texas Glickman Conference Center. The keynote address by Pulitzer winner Jennifer Egan will be held at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall on Thursday, June 2. The keynote, sponsored by the Harry Ransom Center, is free and open to the public.

The Living Legacy of African American Studies: Its Past, Present, and Future(s)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:22am
LaRonda Sanders-Senu, Laura Wilson, Adria Goldman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 4, 2022

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS

 

The Living Legacy of African American Studies: Its Past, Present, and Future(s)

 

Edited by: Adria Y. Goldman, Ph.D., LaRonda Sanders-Senu, Ph.D., and Laura Wilson, Ph.D.

 

“There is the definite desire and determination to have a history, well documented, widely known at least within race circles, and administered as a stimulating and inspiring tradition for the coming generations” - Arturo Schomburg, “The Negro Digs Up His Past” 

 

What is African American Studies? Where is it located? Why is it important? What does its future look like? 

 

Special Issue: Supernatural Cities

updated: 
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 6:18pm
Guest Editors: Alicia Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan University), Dr Rachael Ironside (Robert Gordon University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

****DEADLINE EXTENDED 31 JANUARY 2022****

 

The peer-reviewed, open access e-journal Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural is inviting submissions for its special issue: Supernatural Cities.

Guest Editors: Alicia Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan University), Dr Rachael Ironside (Robert Gordon University)

MESAAS Graduate Student Conference 2022: Borders and Boundaries [24–25 March 2022]

updated: 
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 11:07am
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University is pleased to announce its annual Graduate Student Conference to be held on 24–25 March 2022. This conference is a space for graduate students to present their original work in a welcoming and stimulating environment.

New Visions of Julian of Norwich

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 4:36pm
Alicia Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

NEW VISIONS OF JULIAN OF NORWICH

Somerville College, Oxford, 15th-16th July 2022

 

Organisers: Antje E. Chan (Lincoln College, Oxford), Godelinde Gertrude Perk (Somerville, Oxford), Raphaela Rohrhofer (Somerville, Oxford), Alicia Smith (English Faculty, Oxford)

Multitudes: Teaching Bob Dylan

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 2:33pm
Brady Harrison/University of Montana
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Call for Papers:

Multitudes:  Teaching Bob Dylan

 

I.  A Moment

 

(In)visible Borders: Narrating Centers & Peripheries (April 8-10, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 12:20pm
Universté de Montreal / English Graduate Students' Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

Conversations concerned with borders often address the extent of geopolitics, the anthropocene, and the techno-industrial. Yet, “the meaning of the word border has progressively changed from a fact of nature to a cultural, political, and ideological product of human will (Power 6-13; Harvey). Natural frontiers do not exist either in a topographical or in a linguistic sense, and the self-conscious linking of place and identity is quite a modern phenomenon” (Spiridon 376).

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