Abstracts for 15-17 min. papers sought for NeMLA 2022 on the topic of "Dirty London." Even before industrialization, London was a dirty city. The Victorians brought the Sanitary Acts, which improved health conditions, but my use of the word "dirty" applies to not just those aspects of sanitation, but also treatment of sexuality in, for instance, My Secret Life, and other publications explored so well by Steven Marcus in The Other Victorians. The "Sanitary Aesthetic" is obvious in works by such authors as Wilkie Collins, George Gissing, Charles Dickens, and Elizabeth Gaskell.
Journal of Awareness (E-ISSN 2149-6544) is an international refereed journal which started to be published in 2016. The journal aims to include original papers in the main titles of social scineces and humanities. In this framework, high quality theoretical and applied articles are going to be published. The views and works of academicians, researchers and professionals working in all fileds of social scineces and humanities are brought together.
The Carson McCullers Society invites proposals for presentations related to technology as imagined through the works and influence of Carson McCullers. From Miss Amelia experimenting with medical tinctures in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe to Frankie’s father working with watches in The Member of the Wedding, many of McCullers’ characters engage with technology overtly. However, in the spirit of the SSSL 2022 Conference theme, we also encourage potential panelists to think of technology in broad and creative ways.
CEA 2022: Birmingham
SPECIAL TOPICS PANEL: NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
52nd Annual Conference | March 31–April 2, 2022
Birmingham Sheraton Hotel
This Special Topics Panel on Native American Literature seeks papers on any subject related to Native American/Indigenous Literature, including sovereignty, separatism, survivance, decolonizing pedagogies, transnationalism, settler colonialism, etc. Special consideration will be given to papers that address in some fashion the conference theme: Justice.
Si pensamos el sujeto de la política y el sujeto de la revolución como un sujeto constitutivamente vulnerable, entonces la revolución es completamente distinta. Ya no es un proyecto de poder, es un proyecto de cuidado"- Paul B. Preciado
In 1947, Tolkien published “On Fairy Stories”, an essay on fairy tales which grew out of his 1939 Andrew Lang Lecture and has since become the basis for the theorisation of the modern Fantasy genre. This essay popularised the terms secondary world, subcreation and subcreator in specialist criticism.
This panel session will be part of the Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Baltimore, MD, from March 10-13, 2022. All submissions must go through NeMLA's submission portal: Submit an Abstract (cfplist.com)
“We pass under the shade of the magnolias and red oaks that sprout everywhere in Atlanta. Trees easily outnumber residents.”
–The Downstairs Girl (2019) by Stacey Lee
ISTANBUL KULTUR UNIVERSITYENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DEPARTMENTGraduate Seminar 2021Representation of Women in 20th and 21st Century Novel. “We the precocious, we the repressed of culture, our lovely mouths gagged with pollen, our wind knocked out of us, we the labyrinths, the ladders, the trampled spaces, the bevies – we are black and we are beautiful” asserts Helene Cixous deciphering the attributed meaning of being a woman (“The Laugh of the Medusa” 878). Throughout history, patriarchy has created a woman myth to define women’s sexual and gender identity, confining them into motherhood, madness, or monstrous images to devalue their role in society.
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 Kazuo Ishiguro, 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).
Roundtable: Reconstruction Poetry Now
C19 Seventh Biennial Conference: Reconstructions
3/31/22-4/2/22, Coral Gables, FL
Organizer: Caroline Gelmi, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
The Festival Culture Research and Education Network will publish the Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis.
This open-access peer-reviewed journal focus on strong and serious submissions that foregrounds inquiry on festival culture that would not necessarily fall under festival culture because of its inter-, multi-, trans- or cross-disciplinary dimension.
'POWER, EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT'
"Interface" calls for papers for Issue 17: Ecocriticism and Pandemics
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2021
Publication Date: February 2022
Call For Submissions
The editors and editorial board of MLQ: A Journal of Literary History invite submissions of topical, short-form essays on literary history and the crises, clarities, and opportunities of the present moment for an ongoing special series, “Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time.”
Panel Description: While the foundations of positive psychology can be traced back deeply into the twentieth century (Maslow; Fromm; Ryff; Diener), the trend really took off in 1998 with Martin Seligman’s presidential address to the APA. Since then, a wealth of research has explored the salutary effects of positivity, with emphasis on the independent skills one can cultivate to flourish (Duckworth; Seligman; Compton & Hoffman). Over decades of use, this thinking has seeped into our daily lives, with common phrases telling us to “look on the bright side,” “put a smile on,” and “live, laugh, love.”
Due to a high volume of requests, we have extended the Call for Papers deadline until 12 September 2021. For more information on the conference and on potential themes, please visit the dedicated website.
CFP – Panel: 53rd annual NeMLA Convention
Baltimore, MD (10-13 March, 2022)
in Modern and Contemporary French-Language Fiction
Abstract deadline: September 30, 2021
CFP: "Dickens and Empathy"
Dates and Location: March 10-13, 2022 at the 53rd Annual NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Johns Hopkins University at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
Queer(ing) Survival during the Sixth Extinction
Chair: Bradley Harmon (Johns Hopkins University)
Call for Papers:
Canadian Review of American Studies, a journal published by the University of Toronto, is seeking review articles for upcoming issues. A review article surveys three recently published books that explore similar or intersecting themes, summarizing the main issues raised between texts and offering a critical perspective of the given field. If interested, please provide a brief paragraph (250 words max) outlining your review article including the three books intended for review. Editors will make selections based on these proposals following the submission deadline. If selected, the Reviews Editor will provide desk copies from the publisher for your review article.
Submissions invited for Issue 33 of the Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy (JTCD).
All submissions must be made through the Dergipark site:
Last date of submission: 4 October 2021.
Ben Jonson frequently referred to his literary works as his ‘mind children’ in the paratext accompanying his printed plays, and he movingly reversed the analogy in his commemorative poem “On My First Sonne”: rendering tribute to the deceased child by styling him his father’s “best piece of poetry”. Jonson is associated with a bold renegotiation of authorship in the early modern period, but he was far from alone in turning to procreational metaphors in descriptions of his literary practice. Metaphors of this kind were useful to writers in suggesting a close relationship between author and text and to grapple with the notion of creative innovation vis-à-vis tradition.
Call for Papers
Polygraph 29 “Narrative and Crisis”
Over the past decade, the media ecology has been dramatically shifting with the advent of online “over-the-top” streaming services, the streaming wars that followed, and the platformization of the web. As the distance between big tech companies and legacy media players rapidly dwindles, rippling effects can be felt across industries, audience practices, regulatory frameworks, and more. Simultaneously, the rise of streaming services also continues to provoke further theorizations on topics that have concerned media scholars for decades regarding the asymmetrical dynamics of power and influence as it relates to globalization processes, representation, identity, politics, cultural and national mediations, and economic development.
Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse - to name just a few intellectuals associated with the Frankfurt School who (by moving their institute from Frankfurt to Columbia University) fled Nazi Germany to the US - have all had far-reaching influence on intellectual circles during the war and post-war era.
But they are also still - and one is inclined to say even more so - significant today, as they have shaped American thought and are to this day nurturing discussions and analyses in a wide range of intellectual fields. Past and current theoreticians like Fredric Jameson or Judith Butler are greatly indebted to the heritage of thinkers like Adorno or Benjamin (who died in exil before he could reach the US).
Indian Disability Studies Collective (IDSC)
In association with
Centre for Disability Research and Training, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi University
IDSC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021 (ONLINE)
Disability: Resistance, Disruption and Transgression
This special issue of Women’s Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that address how women in contemporary Spain challenge the political system and claim space in the public sphere. We are especially interested in work that questions traditional neoliberal narratives of the Transition period and beyond, as well as scholarship that engages contemporary discourse around national identity, cultural memory and/or political practices in Spain. We anticipate a truly interdisciplinary issue with a variety of articles from fields such as, but not limited to, literature, film, media studies, theatre and performance studies, cultural studies, visual arts, history, philosophy, anthropology and sociology.
Humanities Bulletin - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2021
Vol. 4, No. 2 - November, 2021
Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.