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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Between Heaven and Ground: Exploring new atmospheres

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 5:24pm
Chantelle Mitchell/Jaxon Waterhouse
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Between Heaven and Ground: exploring new atmospheres

 

The atmosphere is an ever-present component of the Earth, and although airy and diffuse, gives rise to an endless multiplicity of realisations, affects and presences. The epistemological and ontological vagueness of the atmosphere belies the criticality of the atmosphere as central to conditions of being (both human and more-than-human), and as a material site for attention and attunement. As Lyall Watson writes in Heaven’s Breath, ‘the more we learn about our atmosphere, the more substantial it becomes… close to being a living tissue in its own right’ (1985: 146). 

 

Deadline Extended: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association’s 33rd Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:06pm
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

The E. E. Cummings Society invites proposals for two panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.

Panel 1: Cummings and Transcendence

In 1960, Norman Friedman declared that Cummings’ “philosophy of life” was “transcendental, romantic, prelapsarian, organicist, and individualistic. The same is publicly available in the writings of many others, such as Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, and Emily Dickinson” (Art 66). We seek papers examining, critiquing, clarifying, or complicating these assertions through a close reading of any Cummings work(s).

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

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:54am
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).

Extended Deadline: January 31 - CFP Interactive Film and Media Conference

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:59am
IFM Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

CFP #IFM2022 Virtual Conference

Extended Deadline - January 31st, 2022

Hosted by Ryerson University (Canada), The University of Texas at Dallas (USA), University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), Leeds Trinity University (UK), and the University of Bayreuth (Germany)

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Judith Aston, Associate Professor and Wallscourt Fellow in Film &Digital Arts, the University of the West of England, Bristol (United Kingdom) 

 

Call for Contributions to The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal Special Issues: Celebrating the Two Hundredth Anniversaries of The Pioneers and The Pilot

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:52am
The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal is the official publication of the James Fenimore Cooper Society. Published twice a year, it promotes the study of the life and works of James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851). The Cooper Society draws its membership from scholars and enthusiasts from about a dozen countries.

 

Thoreau and Frost - ALA Panels

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:52am
John J. Kucich / Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

Deadline Extended to January 23!

 

Thoreau  and Frost Societies: ALA Proposals 2022

 

The Robert Frost Society the Thoreau Society are pleased to sponsor these two joint sessions at the upcoming ALA Conference in Chicago, May 26-29, 2022. (https://americanliteratureassociation.org/).

  

Panel Session:

 

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.

FROM LUCAS TO DISNEY: STAR WARS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:47am
Douglas Brode, Cyrus R. K. Patell, and Jamie Gabrielle Viray Uy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking concise essays of approximately 5,000 words about any aspect of Star Wars storytelling that has emerged since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012. We are seeking pieces that are academically rigorous, but accessible to the general reader.

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

updated: 
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.

Configurations of Friday’s Body

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:51am
A Special Issue of the Nordic Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Configurations of Friday’s Body

A Special Issue of the Nordic Journal of English Studies

Ed. by Patrick Gill and Jakub Lipski

When Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was published in 1719, it confronted readers with a newly developed realism expressed, among other things, through the detailed description of its characters’ worlds and bodies. The connection between mind and body or physical and spiritual world was more than allegorical to eighteenth-century readers: it represented a literal and immediate correspondence, so that discourses of the body in much eighteenth-century fiction can be read as material figurations of character.

Conference for postgraduate students in French and Francophone Studies: Images: Past & Present

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:49am
French
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2022

 

Call for papers - Images: Past & Present 

 

A virtual study day to be held on 23 April 2022

 

Keynote: To Be Confirmed

 

What happens when the images come into the world? With or without its consent, civil society has been constantly imaged, recorded, documented, archived and exhibited. This omnipresence of images created, circulated, and displayed merits an analysis of the multiplicity of its forms and its roots.

 

(un)Masked

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 1:27pm
Department of English 15th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 24, 2022

The English Graduate Students’ Association (EGSA) solicits proposals for its upcoming Annual Graduate Student Conference. The EGSA invites proposals from graduate students, early career researchers, and established academics working in any discipline, period, or geographical region. The conference will take place bimodally on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of March, both in Ottawa and via Zoom. To present, please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by January 10th, 2022 to uottawa.conference@gmail.com.

Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

-Oscar Wilde

Margaret Atwood Studies Special Issue: Survival

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:04am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I took the one most travelled by,” Aunt Lydia sardonically muses in The Testaments. “It was littered with corpses, as such roads are. But as you will have noticed, my own corpse is not among them.” Following the Margaret Atwood Society's 2022 MLA’s panel, "Wilderness (and Other) Tips: Concepts of Survival in Atwood’s Works," the 2023 edition of Margaret Atwood Studies will have the same theme.

Configurations of Friday

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:34pm
ESSE 16 conference, Mainz, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Call for seminar presentation proposals at the 16th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) conference (Mainz, Germany, 29 August-2 September 2022)

Race and Yoga 7.1 (2022) - OPEN ISSUE

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:09pm
Race and Yoga
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Race and Yoga editorial board is currently seeking articles, personal narratives, interviews, book reviews, and creative works for the seventh issue of the journal. For this open theme issue, we are particularly interested in work that addresses the contemporary context and/or explores the connection between the present and the past.

 

Race and Yoga is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and international academic journal committed to critical examinations of the history, politics, and practice of yoga.

 

Possible topics may include yoga in relationship to:

 

● Communities and accountability in the COVID-19 context, including but not limited to:

     ○ COVID-19 conspiracies

CFP: Exploration of Current Ecological Issues and Concerns in Graphic Narratives

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:08pm
Erciyes University, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

 CFP: Exploration of Current Ecological Issues and Concerns in Graphic Narratives

Editors: Banu Akçeşme, Betül Ateşci Koçak, Kenan Koçak (Kayseri Erciyes University, Turkey)

Series Editor: Harriet Earle, Sheffield Hallam University, UK (Routledge Global Perspectives in Comics Studies)

Steinbeck Review Call for Submissions

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:58pm
Steinbeck Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The Steinbeck Review is actively seeking submissions of scholarly and reflective essays on the life, work, and impact of writing by John Steinbeck

To submit a manuscript to the editorial office, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/steinbeck/ and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article for submission to the editorial office.

International Conference on Food Studies: "Culinary Evolutions"

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Food is a basic foundation of culture and society, it is vital to our health and well-being and it plays a significant role in our everyday creative engagement with nature. The shifts in activities surrounding food acquisition, preparation and consumption are not only essential for learning a culinary tradition but for examining a broader societal change.

This conference will explore food as a complex cultural product, an indicator of social, religious and political identity. It will focus on people's relationship with food and discuss how food choices are determined by historical period, region, class, gender, kinship and/or ethnicity.

How Things Will Go: Genre and Infrastructure in the Environmental Humanities (ASAP/13)

updated: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 5:48pm
Rebecca Oh, ASAP/13 (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022

Genre and infrastructure are both structuring forms that shape how things will go. Generic narrative worlds shape emplotment, likely or unlikely events, types of characters, in/appropriate actions, and readerly expectations; genre organizes both narrative elements and the relations between them by creating frames and edges through which to interpret the world. Likewise, infrastructures organize things and the relations between them, whether by enabling or blocking the movement of people and objects. They constrain or facilitate uses and perceptions. This seminar will consider the affordances of genre for infrastructure and of infrastructure for genre, asking how these structuring forms are being taken up in the environmental humanities.

Children of Climate Crisis

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 8:41pm
Childhood and Youth Studies Caucus Sponsored Panel- ASA(American Studies Association) 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

How do children respond to a “roof on fire?” What can young people teach us about the future when the world is ending?

The Children and Youth Studies Caucus invites participants examining children’s experiences of and responses to climate change. Our discussion may address the following questions:

-What is the role of the child within climate change movements?

-How do young people articulate climate crisis, imagine and enact environmental change or simply survive a changing world?

-How are the young people of New Orleans and Louisiana addressing climate crisis and environmental disaster?

-Transnationally, what strategies of survival and change are children and young people enacting in their communities?

Environments and Communities: Interdisciplinary Conversations on de/Constructing Environment and Embodying Community

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 1:34pm
32nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 16, 2022

As the world begins to come back together after years of social distancing, quarantine, and uncertainty, the English GraduateStudent Association’s 32nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University will be considering the relationship between environments and communities. Due to the continued presence of Covid, our conference this year will be conducted in a hybrid format. Our theme for this year's conference is“de/Constructing Environments and Embodying Communities.”The idea of environments and communities can be interpreted in a variety of interdisciplinary modes. Despite ongoing climate and public health crises, the renewal of shared spaces asks us to interrogate how our environments and communities are constructed.

Women in World(-)Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 8:57am
English and Comparative Literary Studies, The University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

Abstract deadline:

30th January 2022

Email to:

 womeninworldlitconference@gmail.com

Conference date: 

Wednesday 22nd June 2022.

Please note that this is a trans-inclusive event.

 

 

“A single but radically uneven world-system; a singular modernity, combined and uneven; and a literature that variously registers this combined unevenness in both its form and its content to reveal itself as, properly speaking, world-literature…”

Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
Stefano Boselli and Sarah Lucie
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS 

Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance

Edited by Stefano Boselli and Sarah Lucie 

to be published by Routledge

Abstract proposals due by February 28, 2022

Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance is an intervention to reframe current theatre studies methodologies to attend to the broader spectrum of non-human actors and the crucial ways they exert agency in the theatre event. 

Buddhism and American Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
Maxine Hong Kingston & George Saunders Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

There have been several recent studies of literary writing as something that crosses between secular artistry and religious practice, for example Kyle Garton-Gundling’s Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present and Avram Alpert’s  A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us About Living Well Without Perfection. The writers who are discussed in relation to Buddhism and other religions spreading from Asia to the West has increased since the Beats were the “usual suspects,” but it was surprising that Buddhism was rarely mentioned in the recent obituaries of bell hooks.

Nature: Animal, Moral, Technological

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
Association for Philosophy and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 3, 2022

When, in his Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802), William Wordsworth insisted that an “overbalance of pleasure” entails the “circumstance of meter,” he confirmed a philosophical assumption far older than Kant's theory of the sublime. The pervasive assumption—which, today, can be tracked in an on-going 

“affective turn” (necessarily entangled in matters of form and style)—is that the artificial makes possible an understanding of the natural. 

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