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Memoir 101: Writing Your Life Story

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 3:38pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

The conference theme, “Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian,” can easily apply to personal narratives of Memoir and creative non-fiction. Let's explore how the writers of these genres navigate memories, fantasies, and realities of life to create stories rich in lessons and meaning.

 

Romani Cultural History

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 3:38pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

This session will explore various aspects of Romani culture through the lenses of history, arts, and popular culture representations, including topics attuned to the conference theme, "Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian."

 

Papers on the following topics (and more) are welcome:
- Identity and historiography
- Linguistic overview
- Slavery and the Holocaust
- Antigypsyism
- Romani feminism and intersectionality
- Romani LGBT movements,
- Art, dance, literature, music, film (representation and/or Romani artist contributions)
- Romani knowledge production

The Art and Artifice of Passing

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:38pm
diana shaffer/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Inspired by the phenomena of social passing, this roundtable, explores characters—fictional or real—who transform their identities to achieve, freer, more desirable daily lives. I am particularly interested in proposals that engage with the PAMLA 2022 conference theme Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian, though all approaches are welcome.

CFP: Outlaw Bodies, SEMA, 10-12 Nov. 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:38pm
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

International Association for Robin Hood Studies

Call for Papers

2022 Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association

10-12 November in Birmingham, Alabama

Robin Hood and other medieval outlaws of fact and fiction engage in a variety of physical endeavors:  archery, swordsmanship, wrestling, quarterstaff, hunting, even cross-dressing; they also pursue and escape (or seek to escape).  When they fail to escape, their bodies may be tortured or killed in some manner. Living or dead, their bodies may also be objects, the subject of the gaze. 

CFP - Materiality and Narrative - Special Session Panel - Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:34pm
Jessica Roberson / (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Inviting papers that explore all aspects of materiality and narrative—stories told by artifacts, objects and materials; craft and making as narrative acts; texts (including games, kits, poetry, novels, digital formats, etc.) that discuss materiality; souvenirs and keepsakes; material cultures of the book, printing and other aspects of book history; theorizations of the tangible. Critical-creative and pedagogy-focused projects are welcome. Especially interested in presentations that engage with the conference theme, “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian,” through the lens of materiality.

Radical Henry James

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Writing nearly four decades ago in the Henry James Review, Darshan Singh Maini, in an essay on, “The Politics of Henry James,” observed that “it is difficult to imagine Henry James in relation to any kind of politics, feudal, parliamentary, radical, charismatic, or messianic” (158). Perhaps unsurprisingly, James’s two most explicitly political novels–The Bostonians (1886) and The Princess Casamassima (1886)--have most often been treated as anomalous parts of his oeuvre, and together are often read as signs of James’s deep skepticism about (or lack of real interest in) radical movements and ultimately, in Alex Beringer’s words, “[his] final rejection of political and social radicalism” (37).

Newtrospection: Reverse-Engineering Modernity in South Korean Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (JFA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Call for Papers

 

Focused Issue Theme: 

Newtrospection: Reverse-Engineering Modernity in South Korean Speculative Fiction

 

Focused Issue planned for early 2023

Proposal submission deadline: May 31, 2022

Paper submission deadline: August 31, 2022

 

Margins, Marginalia, Marginalized [Extended Deadline for Submissions]

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 6, 2022

he Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into margins, marginalia, and the marginalized. 

Call for Participants- Association for the Study of Marginalised Cultures of the World

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:16pm
Dr. Shubhanku Kochar, University School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 5, 2022

This goes out in the public domain with the desire to establish an academic association titled
tentatively as “Association for the Study of Marginalised Cultures of the World”.
There are multiple academic associations which are focusing on mainstream and
dominant cultures and literature. We know that there are also associations which are focusing
on one or the other marginalised community and their literature. Our aim is to provide a
single and unique platform to all the possible marginalised literatures and cultures, which are either
neglected or not taken seriously.
We are planning to bring the scholars and academicians on a single stage that will

William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archive, and Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 1:43pm
Gaddis Centenary Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 13, 2022

The last decade has been good for Gaddis’ public profile. Three major milestones—Joseph Tabbi’s biography, Steven Moore’s edition of Gaddis’ letters, and #Occupy Gaddis, 2012’s global social-media readthrough of J R—have seen Gaddis discussed across major US media, the letters and biography reviewed more widely (in an age of less literary reviewing) than much of Gaddis’ fiction was during his lifetime. As a result, Gaddis’ first two novels are now republished in the NYRB Classics series, giving them their best chance yet of finding that post-2010s boom audience.

Museum Storytelling: Collecting Stories, Inventing Narratives

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 12:33pm
Université Paris Lumières
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

This international conference is part of the MuséaLitté project — a multi-year research project on the relationship between the museum and the literary (ComUE Paris Lumières).

 

North-American Novelists’ Autobiographical Acts: Nonfictional Disruptions

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 10:56am
Aix-Marseilles University (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

North-American Novelists’ Autobiographical Acts: Nonfictional Disruptions

 

Aix-Marseilles University, 6/7 July 2023

Organizers: Sophie Vallas (Aix-Marseilles University, LERMA), Arnaud Schmitt (University of Bordeaux, CLIMAS)

 

 

 

For bell hooks: "White-Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy" and "Feminism is for Everybody" in U.S. History, Politics, and Culture.

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 10:45am
USAbroad. Journal of American History and Politics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 2, 2022

The next issue of USAbroad aims to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and impact of bell hooks' transgressive interdisciplinarity, which challenges the boundaries of academic disciplines and those of the cultural marketplace to present a "feminism for everybody." We invite proposals that address the myriad themes of her intellectual output: from gender to sex and sexuality, from sexism to the construction of masculinity, from racism to the representation of blackness, from the house as a site of resistance to women's labor, from the university teaching to education in general.

*Extended Deadline* 2022 Annual MMLA: Special Session "Through the Food Lens"

updated: 
Monday, April 25, 2022 - 11:08am
Maria Mothes/Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

This special session invites proposals that engage with literary or cultural food studies, food novels, or other texts that depict food and eating in unconventional ways. How can we approach literary or cultural texts through the framework of food and eating and what effect does this have on the reading experience or the audience? This panel is especially interested in proposals that examine socially or politically sensitive topics and, with respect to the conference theme Post-Now, the alternative ways of reading and perceiving that the food lens can enable. Proposals should indicate your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and paper title, as well as the methodologies used and the text(s) under consideration.

[Extended Deadline] Disaster Discourse: Representations of Catastrophe (2–4 June 2022)

updated: 
Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 1:36am
The English Department of the University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

THE 23rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,

UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 23rd Annual International Conference:

 

Disaster Discourse: Representations of Catastrophe

 

Faulkner and Jesmyn Ward

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2022 - 2:21pm
Center for Faulkner Studies/Southeast Missouri State Univ
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 3, 2022

Call for Papers
Faulkner and Ward
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 20-22, 2022

This “Faulkner and Ward” conference invites proposals for 15-20 minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Jesmyn Ward.  All critical approaches, including pedagogical, are welcomed.  We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches that treat both authors. Proposals for organized panels are also encouraged.

Crisis in Contemporary British Fiction (edited volume)

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2022 - 9:03am
Anastasia Logotheti
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

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 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).

The Senses: Present Issues, Past Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, April 22, 2022 - 7:16am
University of Bern, Congressi Stefano Franscini
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Senses: Present Issues, Past Perspectives24 April 2023 – 27 April 2023Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Switzerland

We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers in the field of medieval sensory studies for the international workshop ‘The Senses: Present Issues, Past Perspectives.’ The workshop is organised by Prof. Annette Kern-Stähler (University of Bern, Switzerland), Prof. Elizabeth Robertson (University of Glasgow, UK), and Dr. des. Laura Bernardazzi (University of Bern, Switzerland) and is funded by the Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Switzerland, and the University of Bern.

The Workshop

UVA Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 15-17, 2022 (Undergrad) (proposals by July 5, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 11:48am
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, University of Virginia's College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXV

Undergraduate Sessions

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

September 15-17, 2022

 

Keynote Address:  

 “The Weight that English Carries: Vernacularity Before and After Chaucer”—Andrew S. Galloway, Cornell University

Non - A Journal of Alternative Sexualities in Literature and the Arts

updated: 
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 11:48am
Non - A Journal of Alternative Sexualities in Literature and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Despite forming the basis for many cultural and political norms in the world today, sexuality is also that which resists easy normativity. In addition to agitating for change in the form of legal rights, critical thinking on non-conforming sexualities has also raised the question of sexuality itself as non-conformist. This latter strand of thinking allows us to think of sexuality as always having alternatives, and also being alternative to fixed forms of itself. This theorisation considers sexuality both from the political perspective from which it is often studied, and also from the perspective of literature and the arts.

"Post Now" in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:19pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The aftermath of societal and cultural traumas can be cause for growth, hope, change, and (r)evolution. The last two years have brought the world to such moments. Questions may arise such as: What is the role of Children’s and Young Adult Literature within and after such traumas? How do events such as war or pandemic cause reflection and change on societal, cultural, and/or individual levels? We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of Post Now.

PAMLA panel: Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian (LA, November 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:19pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

CFP: PAMLA 2022

Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian

(Special session)

 

Location:

Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel

 

Time: November 11-13, 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline:

May 15, 2022.

 

Presiding officer: 

Mavis Tseng

Associate Professor,

Director of the Language Center

Taipei Medical University

mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw

 

2022 MAPACA War Studies Area

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:18pm
MAPACA - Mid Atlantic Popular & American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Call for Papers

2022 Conference of   Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAPACA)

MAPACA War Studies Area

Thursday, November 10 -- Saturday, November 12, 2022
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Princeton, New Jersey 

Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net  by  June 30, 2022

Uncovering an Aesthetics of Naval War Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:17pm
University of Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

 

UNCOVERING AN AESTHETICS OF NAVAL WAR LITERATURE

Workshop

16 September 2022, University of Leuven (Belgium)

ImmUnity and CommUnity

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:16pm
LVSD, EREPLIC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

 

 

Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, Agadir, Morocco

 

Laboratory Values, Society, and Development (LVSD)

Group on Ethics, Representation and Politics in Literature and Culture (EREPLIC)

Organizes  

An International Conference on:

 

ImmUnity and CommUnity

2-3 November, 2022

 

Call for Papers

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