Resilience and Resistance: Embracing Disability Narratives in Nineteenth-Century Fiction proposes a space for scholars to present research on disability studies and narrative agency in British fiction from the period. Disability studies is concerned with altering the contemporary political landscape to procure protections for disabled individuals and communities, question structures which uphold barriers to equal access, and challenge ideologies of ability that affirm ableist notions of social participation. Disability studies also challenges individuals and scholars to analyze the historical, literary, medical, and social understandings of disability to dismantle ableist structures.
Deadline: 31 October 2022 Hybrid Conference: 2nd - 4th of March 2023
Call for Papers
Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference
(17 to 19 February 2023, Zoom)
The Historical Fictions Research Network (see https://historicalfictionsresearch.org/) aims to create a place for the discussion of all aspects of the construction of the historical narrative. The focus of the conference is the way we construct history, the narratives and fictions people assemble and how. We welcome both academic and practitioner presentations.
Special Issue of University of Toronto Quarterly (Fall 2024)
Representing a (Post)Pandemic World (1722-2022)
This special issue of the University of Toronto Quarterly asks: What is the role of art in a (post)pandemic world? How do representations of a virus/pandemic bear witness to, diagnose, and remediate the (post)pandemic world? How do we define (post)pandemic writing and the arts throughout their long histories?
This panel invites interdisciplinary proposals that bring to attention the multiple, contradictory, and shifting approaches that encompass the studies of the Southwest Asia North Africa (SWANA) region. The overarching aim of this panel is to shed light on the theoretical and political significance of intersectionality for critical engagement with the SWANA region. We invite contributions examining how the relationalities of bodies, cultures, and cultural productions in the SWANA region and its diasporas shape discourses across nations, re(li)gions, and languages as they converge and diverge in their religious, racial, ethnic, and gender*sexuality-based identities.
The New Americanist welcomes submissions to their upcoming issue which relates to American studies in any manner, and uses literary or cultural materials or activities as its points of reference. We especially welcome submissions by independent researchers, doctoral students, and early career academics.
PopCRN (UNE’s Popular Culture Research Network) hosting a virtual symposium exploring uniforms in popular culture to be held online on Thursday 20th April 2023.
This symposium aims to interrogate the ways that uniforms are used to in popular culture. We invite papers which examine uniforms of every type, from the formal to the informal, from military to sports and school uniforms. We welcome papers from researchers across the academic spectrum and encourage papers from postgraduate researchers and early career researchers. Presenters will have the opportunity to publish a refereed journal articles in a special symposium edition of Clothing Cultures.
Topics can include, but are not restricted to:
February 22-25, 2023
The Area Chair of the Cormac McCarthy Area of the SWPACA conference is seeking paper proposals on any aspect of the work of Cormac McCarthy, including novels, plays, and television and film scripts and adaptations. We invite presentations about all facets of McCarthy’s work in forms ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies. The chair also welcomes pre-formed panels, but will need submissions to be uploaded individually as required by the SWPACA. Paper presentations should be 15 minutes and should present an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Editor: Dr Alice Equestri, University of Padua (email@example.com)
Publisher: international academic press to be confirmed
Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): July 31, 2022
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2022
Provisional deadline for essay submission (6000-8000 words): April 30, 2023
Papers are sought for a volume that critically examines – and advances our knowledge of – manifestations of intellectual disability in early modern English and European literature and culture (c. 1500-1700). The collection will be submitted to an international academic publisher.
Print: Theories, Histories, and Futures
Comparative Literature Conference
February 23-25, 2023
University of South Carolina (Columbia)
Call for abstracts for a volume of critical essays: “Disability’s Hidden Twin: Discourses of Care and Dependency in Literature”
Volume editors: Talia Schaffer (English, Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY) and Chris Gabbard (English, Univ. of North Florida)
We are calling for abstracts for papers examining Anglophone imaginative literature (precluding memoirs) that engages in some fashion with care ethics and disability theory. We are seeking a range of representation from different eras and regions.
Coming to Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel, Jane Eyre, for the first time, one may be struck by its apparently forward-looking elements, ones that do not seem to line up with expectations for early Victorian novels. In terms of the novel's explorations of inner consciousness, one observer finds that Jane Eyre is a precursor of modernist authors such as Proust, Woolf, and Joyce. Furthermore, Jane's keen awareness of women's equality with men in terms of the right to education, access to the wider world, and happiness in a relationship has distinctly feminist overtones. But may Jane Eyre be classified as a modernist and feminist work of literature?
Modern Canadian poets and authors of fiction have incorporated aspects of First Nation cultures and characters in a range of works. In some cases portraits of First Nation individuals and communities are central to these literary works while in others they are less prominent. What are the similarities and differences between the depictions of First Nation peoples? Are the literary treatments of them reliable? What may we learn about Canadian historical and political realities in Canada, as well as gender roles, from these portrayals? Please submit 200-word abstracts through your new or previous user account by going to https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html and following the links.
The Cinematic Codes Review is in need of a regular film reviewer(s). The reviewer has complete freedom to choose the films from past or present that they want to review. They can choose to do in-depth review essays that analyze one or two films seperately or comparatively, or six or so short surface reviews of a few films or series that they enjoyed watching. Reviews should be illustrated with screen-shots from the films you are describing. Non-regular scholarly essays from academics and articles about filmmaking from those inside the film industry are also warmy invited. CCR releases three issues per year, and a set of reviews is included in each issue. If more than one reviewer volunteers, reviewers can split the work.
NeMLA 2023: Niagara Falls, NY. March 23-26, 2023.
We are trying to put together a panel proposal for the SCMS conference from April 12-15, 2023, in Denver. We are looking to supplement the papers we have already gathered with one or two more that deal with queer nostalgia/temporality in film/media. Please send an abstract of no more than 2500 characters and a bio (500 characters) to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
As a reminder, the BSA New Scholars Program deadline is September 3. If you were contemplating applying, but haven’t yet, we strongly encourage you to do so! CFA: BSA NEW SCHOLARS PROGRAM (DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 3) The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program promotes the work of scholars new to bibliography, broadly defined to include the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of all textual artifacts.
Caribbean poets, dramatists, and novelists have created a complex portrait of the Islands' cultures and characters. Certainly many of these characters' and cultures' traits resonate with those in other areas of the world. But what are some of the distinctive characteristics of Caribbean life in literatures of the Caribbean? How do historical, political, or folkloric legacies help us understand these distinctive traits? What are the liberatory implications of distinctly Caribbean characters, communities, environments, and folkloric motifs? Please submit 200-word abstracts through your new or previous user account by going to https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html and following the links.
We invite abstracts for chapters of previously unpublished and original work to be included in the new Routledge Companion to Global Women’s Writing, which is under contract to be published in July 2024 as part of the Routledge Literature Companions series.
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2023 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
RHETORIC, COMPOSITION AND POPULAR CULTURE AREA
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: PAPERS OR PANELS
For information on the Popular Culture Association as well as complete and current conference details, see https://pcaaca.org/conference/2023
The environment is still being shaped by anthropocentric acts, facing continuous destruction, and reverberating catastrophic effects on numerous species, including humans both as individuals and as communities. This panel wants to contribute to the ongoing debate about the necessity to improve the human relationship with the environment, with nature, and the need for a significant, long overdue change of the current course of action. The ongoing unscrupulous devastation can lead to extreme outcomes such as extinction, announcing the termination of numerous representations of life in various forms. Yet, a strong resistance to this threat can be encountered in various contexts and is defined in disparate ways through diversified means of communication.
CFP, Texas Confluences (for the guaranteed TCEA session) at CEA 2023
March 30-April 1, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio | 205 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
CFP, South Asian Studies (for the guaranteed South Asian Literary Association session) at CEA 2023
March 30-April 1, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio | 205 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies issue 8.1, Spring 2024
In a germinal essay of literary study, W.J.T. Mitchell observes that the human, “for many philosophers both ancient and modern, is the “representational animal,” homo symbolicum, the creature whose distinctive character is the creation and manipulation of signs—things that “stand for” or “take the place of” something else.” And in the twenty-first century, representation—in its aesthetic, cultural, semiotic, political, and myriad other contemporary dimensions—is strategically deployed for its presumptive ability to carry the burden of material disparities produced along intersecting lines of difference.
16th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English
26-28 April 2023
(Mustafapaşa Campus, 50420 Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey)
CALL FOR PAPERS
CFP: Leeds International Medieval Congress, 3 – 6 July, 2023, “Networks and Entanglements”
International Association for Robin Hood Studies Sponsored Session(s): “Outlaw Networks”
Although they sometimes work alone, outlaws in history and literature always belong to a series of networks. They exist alongside, within or outside communities, and have groups of supporters, opponents and comrades. Outlaw stories depend for their dissemination on networks and groups, and the stories themselves exist within groups of related narratives. This session examines some of these networks, and the individuals and groups who inhabit them. Possible topics for this session may include the following:
Animals in the American Popular Imagination | virtual conference, September 13-16
We are opening a call for Zoom support, welcoming PhD/MA students to work with us as general support during the conference. We will issue a certificate for it. Support should be connected during the conference to help if any tech issue happens, possibly take care of sharing panels on Twitter depending on the distribution of tasks among support team.
If you are interested, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org attaching a document (docx / doc) with your name, affiliation, email, and ca. 200 words long bio.
De-Westernizing Horror: Reframing the Genre Cinemas of Asia
King’s College London
Monday 31st October – Tuesday 01st November, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Meheli Sen (Rutgers University)
In 2012, Saër Maty Bâ and Will Higbee published their necessary and urgent intervention, De-Westernizing Film Studies. The principle aim of their collection was to “consider what forms a challenge to the enduring vision of film as a medium – and film studies as a discipline – modelled on ‘Western’ ideologies, theoretical and historical frameworks, critical perspectives as well as institutional and artistic practices, might take today” (2012: 1).
Dissident Feminisms:Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium
Sponsored by the bell hooks center and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Berea College
June 16th-18th, 2023
Symposium Plenaries: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Joy James, and Alison Saar