Culture and Theory in Reactionary Times
Since the emergence of Asian American Studies as an intellectual field of studies almost 60 years ago, the field of Asian / Asian American Studies has not only evolved as a whole but has also had to endure ongoing changes and readaptations. Now, perhaps more than ever, the field of Asian / Asian American Studies calls for new changes or perhaps even a new vision, to help us cope with the many living realities and meanings—whether racially, culturally, historically, or politically, just to name a few—on which we stand.
+++EXTENDED DEADLINE+++++Whether Poe was correct in asserting that “The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world,” he certainly was correct in associating her demise, mythical or otherwise, with the generation of art. This special session for PAMLA 2022 invites papers that consider the significance of representations of death in modern popular culture. Papers may engage the following questions or consider the topic from other directions. How does the gendered and raced association of death with femininity produce normative masculinity? In what ways does the overdetermined association between women and mortality stabilize concepts of geography, including nation? Can we even imagine “America” without the quoti
Staging Lydia: Contextualizing the African American experience through the lens of Art and Scholarship., Northwestern University Press, introduces Lydia Diamond, a Broadway and award-winning African American woman playwright to a broader academic and professional audience. This anthology will be a resource for institutions that serve undergraduate students and professional practitioners interested in a comprehensive examination of Lydia Diamond’s works. Not only does this book examine all of her plays, but it centers Black people within Black stories.
Deadline Extended - New Deadline is June 1, 2022.
The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its general issue, forthcoming Fall 2022.
Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.
North South University
International Conference in English Studies
Ruptures and Resilience: English Studies in the Now
November 4-5, 2022
Organized by the Department of English and Modern Languages
~“You may make a rupture, draw a line of flight, yet there is still a danger that you will reencounter organizations that restratify everything, formations that restore power to a signifier, attributions that reconstitute a subject . . .” (Deleuze & Guattari, 9)
University of London Conference
Refugees from Nazism: Innovation in Engineering and Industry
Historically, Exile Studies have concentrated on social, political and cultural themes but in recent years – most notably with the Conference of the Gesellschaft für Exilforschung in Vienna in 2014 and the subsequent publication of its proceedings Kometen des Geldes – economic questions have moved from the periphery to the centre of academic enquiry.
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS:
Urban Poetics and Politics in Contemporary South Asia and the Middle East
Abstract Submission Deadline: Jun 15, 2022
Full Chapters Due: Aug 28, 2022
Publisher: IGI Global (Tier-1;Nearly all IGI Global publications are indexed in Scopus)
The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with any aspect of this year's conference theme, "Post-Now." Building on the conference CFP's proposal to discuss the role of humanities in imagining a different future, this section asks these corollary questions: What is the role of comparative literature in these changing times? How can comparative perspectives and critical theory confront the most critical challenges in the 21st century? How should we imagine our roles as teachers and scholars of comparative literature when national and ethical boundaries are being deconstructed and reconstructed?
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.
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
- Romani feminism and intersectionality
- Romani LGBT movements,
- Art, dance, literature, music, film (representation and/or Romani artist contributions)
- Romani knowledge production
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
For a special issue of Studies in American Jewish Literature on “Cynthia Ozick and the Art of Nonfiction,” guest editors Michèle Mendelssohn (Oxford) and Charlie Tyson (Harvard) invite proposals on Cynthia Ozick’s essays and criticism. Given the critical turn towards the essay form, the special issue will examine particularly themes that overlap in her essays and fiction, among them memory, cultural transmission, canon formation, style, influence, and the state of Jewish-American literature and culture.
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.
PAMLA 2022: Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian
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)
An International Conference on:
ImmUnity and CommUnity
2-3 November, 2022
Call for Papers
LIT Special Issue CFP: Intersectional Feminism and Barriers to Representation at the Turn of the Century
Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2022
Full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Contact email: email@example.com
Refractions: A Journal of Postcolonial Cultural Criticism is a journal dedicated to interdisciplinary and experimental scholarship in postcolonial cultural studies. In physics, refraction is the phenomenon by which a wave changes its direction as it passes from one medium to another, and in the process, alters perception of that thing.
Literature Compass Special Issue:
"Global Visions from Oceania"
119th PAMLA Conference
Los Angeles, CA | November 11-13, 2022 (entirely in-person)
PAMLA 2022: UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel
Sponsored by UCLA Department of English
Standing Session: Drama and Society
Presiding Officer: Dr. Judith Saunders
GCRR Press is inviting papers for a themed article collection relating to the New Testament Gospel of John for inclusion in a proposed scholarly anthology in the field of Jewish Studies. Topics should explore the Fourth Gospel in regard to its representation, depiction, and treatment of "the Jews" in the Fourth Gospel. By exploring this topic across time and place, this collection aims to provide an historical context for understanding not only the Jewish Jesus but the specific framework in which Johannine Christianity was tied intrinsically to ancient Judaism, while simultaneously distancing itself of Jewish thought and culture.
Call for Contributions and Book Reviewers for PSA Newsletter #28: Loving the Stranger
Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents
Racial Justice Protests and The Media: Unprecedented and Routine Violence
Friday, April 15, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
Children at War: From Representation to Life Narrative
Maciej Wróblewski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
Kate Douglas (Flinders University, Australia)
The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have been characterized by war and military conflict, from the Great War, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, through to the War in Afghanistan, Somali Civil War, Yugoslav Wars, War in Rwanda, Iraq War, Syrian Civil War, Russia-Ukraine war—these events have resulted in an overwhelming loss of lives.
According to UNICEF, children are routinely affected more seriously than adults during wartime:
Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Italian American Material Culture
Guest edited by Elisabetta Marino, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2022
In 2015, the case of Rachel Doležal sparked a heated debate about transraciality and helped to establish an academic examination of the subject. The scholarly consideration of transraciality is in its formative stages and this edited collection is an effort to expand and develop the existing discussion. The first of its kind, this volume will include interdisciplinary contributions from scholars who bring a wide range of perspectives and approaches to the subject. We are interested in chapters that help us, as an academic community, better understand transraciality as a concept or practice.
FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT
IAMAS 2022/23 Conference
Mothering and Motherhood on the Home/Front
Part One/Working Conference Date: Sept 23, 2022 (online)
Part Two Conference Dates: March 11-13, 2023 (Chicago, IL USA or online)
Abstracts Due: Oct. 28, 2022
Theme: Mothering and Motherhood on the Home/Front
CFP – “Suspension”
liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies 7, no. 2, Fall 2023
Muslims in America
The SAMLA 94 Change will be held at Jacksonville, FL, from November 11-13, 2022.
This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians, performers, filmmakers, and visual artists. We welcome submissions that examine the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities as depicted in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces.