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Interplay of Community, Textuality and Orality: Comparative Perspectives on History, Culture and Society (26-28 April, 2023)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 4:29am
Comparative Literature Association of India and Department of English, Sikkim University, India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2023

Literary theory has contributed towards the recovery of marginalised narratives and discourses in literature during the last three decades. The word, ‘minor’ has acquired a resonance of its own in the context of ‘national’ literature which tends to be part of a ‘great tradition’. Against such a background, the recovery of diverse indigenous traditions has become an important task of comparative studies of literature. Nations emerged as ‘imagined’ communities. However, nation-states were not ‘imagined’ in the crucible of prolonged struggles of anti-colonial resistance in Asia, Africa and Latin America, but were born of the political exigencies of imperial powers.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Strange Things: Alternatives, Imaginaries, and Other(world)s

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 6:31pm
Indiana University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Call for Papers

Strange Things: Alternatives, Imaginaries, and Other(world)s

20th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington

Dates: Friday March 24th – Saturday March 25th, 2023

 

When I Dare To Be Powerful: An International Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 7:00am
Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2023

Website: https://whenidaretobepowerfulconference.wordpress.com/.

‘…for women within oppressed groups who have contained so many feelings–despair, rage, anguish–who do not speak, as poet Audre Lorde writes, “for fear our words will not be heard nor welcomed,” coming to voice is an act of resistance. Speaking becomes both a way to engage in active self-transformation and a rite of passage where one moves from being object to being subject.’[1]

Call For Manuscripts: Series Editors – Race, Gender, Class and Mental Health and Inequality in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 11:05am
Elwood Watson. Ph.D. and Hadii Mamadu, Ph.D.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Call For Manuscripts: Series Editors – Race, Gender, Class and  Mental Health and Inequality in the 21st Century

 

Elwood Watson, Ph.D.          Hadii Mamadu, Ph.D.

contact email:                     contact email:

watsone@etsu.edu               mamadu@etsu.edu

 

Pedagogies of Solidarity in Black American Literature at Mid-Century: American Studies Association (ASA) 2023

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 9:53am
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS: American Studies Association (ASA)

In-person, Le Centre Sheraton,

Montreal, Canada, Nov 2nd-5th, 2023

 

Session Title: "Pedagogies of Solidarity in Black American Literature at Mid-Century"

Session Organizers: Rachel Carroll, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ariel Martino, Colgate University

Due Date: Please send abstracts (250-500 words) and a brief bio (max 350 words) to racheljc@illinois.edu and afrasermartino@colgate.edu by Friday, January 20th, 2023.

Haiti and Africa: Unearthing and Exploring the Roots, Connections, and Possibilities

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 6:18pm
CUNY Haitian Studies Institute @ Brooklyn College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

 

The keynote presentation, panels and roundtables will focus on the historical connections between Haiti and Africa, and the cultural, political, social, and economic specificities of Haiti that derive directly and indirectly from those connections. The conference will explore how the transatlantic slave trade and the colonial era, through the revolutionary and the post-independence shape contemporary Haitian realities. Papers will also seek parallels and intersections among contemporary Haitian and African realities as emergence of shared colonial and neocolonial experiences, and take stock of current intellectual, cultural, political, and economic links and gaps between Haiti and Africa.

Call for Papers: Decolonial Subversions 2023 Annual Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:36am
Decolonial Subversions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 14, 2023

It is not difficult to view our current historical period as a time of crisis, of a deep dissolution of humanity in the widespread colonial domination of social and environmental landscapes.

Russia and/in America

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:17am
Ashley Rattner
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Since the dawn of the Cold War, U.S. popular culture has been saturated with narratives that pit a morally-righteous United States against a sinister, duplicitous Russia–a binary foundational to postwar American Studies. In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine–and the attacks on democracy and human rights that it entails–the image of a menacing Russian presence is once again salient. Rather than redeploying a Cold War logic designed to disavow the sordid histories of the United States, this panel asks how we might approach the intertwined histories of Russia and the U.S. as a way of strengthening our critique of the oppression and exploitation perpetuated by both nations.

Post-Otherness in Literature, Culture, and Language. New Strategies for the Validation of Identity

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:14am
Faculty of Letters, University of Oradea, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Starting from the assumption that identity (seen as a relationship with one's self) and individuality (seen as a relationship of the self with the group) are both discursive constructs, we presume that it is the uniqueness of these constructs that confers authenticity and validation to a particular person/community/society. This issue is a subject already widely researched and problematized in theories of otherness from the perspective of dealing with diversity or even with social distancing and alienation.

Gaming America

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:05am
Agata Zarzycka, University of Wrocław, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2023

The complexities of the American impact on global culture, economy and technological development offer a relevant context for exploring various aspects of the video-game medium, its history, markets and communities. At the same time, thanks to its ongoing development in the realm of academic reflections on culture, media and society, Game Studies generates growingly productive lenses for America-focused research. That is why this thematic issue of Anglica Wratislaviensia invites papers investigating broadly understood overlaps or exchanges between video games and North America as objects of scholarly reflection. Possible themes include, though are not limited to:

Grace for Each Day: CDOs Speak Their Truths about Their Journeys for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Higher Education—CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 1,2023

updated: 
Thursday, December 22, 2022 - 5:25pm
Dr. Carol E. Henderson / Emory University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Grace for Each Day: CDOs Speak Their Truths about their Journeys for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Higher Education

Editor: Dr. Carol E. Henderson--DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 1, 2023

Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion|Chief Diversity Officer|Adviser to the President

Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322

 

Volume Information:

International Conference - Afterlives of Empire in the Public Imagination (Sapienza University of Rome)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 7:12pm
Sapienza University of Rome (Department of European, American and Intercultural Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS 

The resurgence of nationalist ideologies in Europe and the US has reignited interest in the histories and legacies of modern Empires. As of late, this has been strongly visible in the UK. The role of imperial nostalgia in the debates that paved the way for Brexit has drawn the attention of historians and cultural critics to how the memories and myths of Empire informed Europe-free imaginaries. Recent historical works have fruitfully investigated the legacies and memory of Empire in the UK and the unaddressed legacies of colonial rule, such as, in Caroline Elkins’s phrase, its “legac[ies] of violence”.

Tradition and Experimentation in Irish Literature since Modernism (Call for Articles)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:21pm
University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

The tension between adherence to traditional modes of expression, and experimentation has underlain modern Irish literature. Regarded as the epitome of Modernist experimental writing, James Joyce went so far in pushing the boundaries of what constituted prose as to become the object of criticism from such different commentators as Lukács and Pound, both of whom found fault with Joyce for the radicalness of experiment, particularly in Finnegans Wake. However, Joyce himself considered his work to be firmly set in the realist tradition. At a time when he was yet to publish his first collection of lyrics, W. B.

Routledge Companion to Literature and Social Justice (call for 2 additional chapters)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:10pm
Nick T. C. Lu / Southeastern Louisiana University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Our upcoming volume has spaces for two more chapters in the following topics:

  • Praxis chapter for racial justice: This can be a journalistic account documenting the causes, unfolding, repercussions of a specfic or set of movments centered on racial justice, followed by a discussion of the broader signifance of such movements.
  • Pedagogy of liberation theology: This should contain both a theoretical discussion of a liberation theology-based pedagoy and some practical suggestions for classroom teaching.

Please send all queries to nick.lu@selu.edu for more information and submission timeline.

Borders and Crossings: an interdisciplinary conference on travel writing

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:06pm
University of Lodz
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022

The Borders and Crossings international conference series is dedicated to the study of travel writing. It was first hosted in Derry in 1998 thanks to the work of Glenn Hooper and Tim Youngs and since 2012 has taken place on a regular basis. The Borders and Crossings conference series has played a catalytic role in the development of travel writing studies as it provides a forum for scholars across a range of disciplines and from wide variety of national contexts to meet regularly, to explore an increasingly rich corpus of travel writing, and to debate its importance to the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Visual Culture Papers - 2023 American Studies Association (ASA)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:03pm
Visual Studies Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2023

The Visual Culture Caucus (http://www.theasa.net/caucus_visual/) of the American Studies Association (ASA) promotes the participation of visual culture scholars at the ASA annual meeting. Within the theme “Solidarity: What Love Looks Like in Public” we are looking for papers and panels that investigate or interrogate visual culture in its many forms. Topics might include a variety of visual practices both within and outside the art world; films, filmmaking, and television; emerging vehicles of expression such as the Internet and social media; methods of studying visual culture; and issues of pedagogy.

  

Our general paper/panel proposal criteria, includes:

Stephen Graham Jones: Literary Experimentation and the New Native Horror Organized by the Stephen Graham Jones Society

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:01pm
Billy J. Stratton / Stephen Graham Jones Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2023

The Stephen Graham Jones Society is inviting participants for an American Literature Association panel for the 2023 meeting comprised of emerging and established scholars who have interest and/or experience with the recent and ongoing scholarship and/or pedagogical value of Jones' ever-expanding body of writing. We are seeking proposals that examine any aspect of Jones’ literary, philosophical, cultural or historical engagements as reflected in his novels or short fiction. Proposed presentations on his more recent experimentations in genre and horror are especially welcomed. 

 

ASA 2023 - Children and Youth Studies Caucus Sponsored Session: “Resisting Restricted Childhoods”

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 11:55am
Mary Zaborskis and Phil Nel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 13, 2023

Sponsored by the Children and Youth Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association, this session seeks papers that grapple with the ways that childhoods have been restricted—temporally, geographically, sexually, racially, politically—as well as the work that has been done to build solidarities that enable more expansive possibilities for childhood. 

6th Annual International Conference on Border Studies Transborderism: Reimagining Social Space

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 11:50am
Ed Cameron/Univeristy of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

6th Annual International Conference on Border Studies

 Transborderism: Reimagining Social Space

 

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and Autonomous University of Tamaulipas

Nov. 8, 2023: Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Nov. 9-10, 2023: Edinburg, Texas, United States

GeoSym 2023: Spatiality and Sustainability

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 9:50am
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022

Biodiversity loss, the warming of cities, increasing cost and demand of housing with limited supply, and many other topics are issues relating to spatiality and sustainability. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of Geography and Sustainability seeks to highlight Spatiality and Sustainability as meeting points for a broad range of disciplines exploring the changing distribution of both human and natural elements on our planet across space and time. We invite the submission of abstracts from undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty from all disciplines with a strong emphasis on the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of space/time research.

[last day] Volume 1, Issue 1: "Crossings" in Undergraduate Feminist Research

updated: 
Friday, December 16, 2022 - 3:04am
Crossings: Swarthmore Undergraduate Feminist Research Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2022

Crossings is a new, open-access undergraduate interdisciplinary research journal at Swarthmore College that provides a forum for discourse on feminist theory and scholarship. The title is inspired by M. Jacqui Alexander’s Pedagogies of Crossing, which takes as its basis the concept of the Middle Passage, the Crossing, to understand Black transnational feminism’s erosion of boundaries —disciplinary conventions, respectability politics, national borders, and bodies that are gendered, sexualized, and racialized, among others kinds of categories—  in relation to empire and postmodernity. 

Empathy and the Teaching of Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 10:02am
The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning of the National Council of Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 17, 2022

Empathy and the Teaching of Writing

The 26th Annual Summer Conference of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

of the National Council of Teachers of English

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO, June 15-18, 2023

 

“If we see each other in each other’s eyes…the walls of Jericho can come tumbling down!” 

--Barack Obama

 

CfP: Practicing Trust and Authority | Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 10:02am
Heidelberg Center for American Studies (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 5, 2023

The graduate school 'Authority and Trust' (GKAT) at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies welcomes submissions for their conference "Practicing Trust and Authority" to take place in Heidelberg (Germany) on May 11-13, 2023. Submission deadline is February 5, 2023.

Get in touch: gkat-conference2023@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

Visit our website: www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de/gkat/2023conference.html

 

CfP “Race and Environmental Justice in the Era of COVID-19: Rethinking ‘Social Distancing’”

updated: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 9:55am
FWF Project “Air and Environmental Health in the (Post-)COVID-19 World”
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Call for Papers

“Race and Environmental Justice in the Era of COVID-19: 

Rethinking ‘Social Distancing’”

 

Organized by Tatiana Konrad, Savannah Schaufler, and Chantelle Mitchell

 

Dates: 

July 13-15, 2023

Abstract Submission Deadline:

January 15, 2023

Venue:

Online via Zoom

Subject Fields: 

African Literature Association Panel (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 9:01pm
African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 10, 2022

Intra-African Migration and Kinship Structures: Reframing Afropolitanism  

 

Afropolitanism has generated a great deal of debate and discussion, and many panels on Afropolitanism have been organized at African Literature Association conferences since the first such a panel in 2015.  These discussions often point out how Afropolitan concepts can question national and geographical affiliations and dislodge fixed ideas of belonging in the contemporary world. Too often the scholarship focuses on Africans’ connections to the West, a focus that has provoked significant controversies and disagreements.

Comics on the Margins

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:32pm
6th Annual Comics Studies Society Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2023

6th Annual Comics Studies Society Conference • July 27-29, 2023 • University of North Texas Gateway Center • Denton, TX

CFP: COMICS ON THE MARGINS

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