Many Indigenous communities have suffered, and continue to suffer, dire consequences from the dominant trend of ascribing primary value to the written word, considering what is not recorded as surplus data. These consequences can result either from what is selected for inclusion in the Written Record, or from what is omitted; in either case, the problem stems from a dominant culture that values the written word over knowledge transmitted through the oral tradition or held by living, unpublished knowledge keepers.
Call for Abstracts for Issue 17 (Autumn 2024)
Trash: Cycles of the Im_Material
Guest Editors: Marco Presago, Juliane Saupe, Tobias Schädel
This is a funded, weeklong workshop hosted by the Department of English, University of Hyderabad and Co-Sponsored by the South-South Forum at Dartmouth College.
Diasporas are formed by either gradual accretion of immigrants, or sudden expulsion of huge masses. While the former is often viewed as a voluntary movement, the latter results from forced dispersal. One of the defining characteristics of migration – voluntary or forced – is that of displacement.
*** FINAL CALL ****
*** Contributors are asked to provide an Abstract of their proposed contribution (250 words) and a short Author bio (100 words) by 31 July 2023. ***
This call for chapters is open to academic and non-academic contributors and we especially welcome early career scholars and practitioners. There is also an opportunity for additional co-editor roles and membership of the Editorial Board.
Sidney at Kalamazoo, May 9-11, 2024 (in person, not virtual)
59th International Congress on Medieval Studies
In Season 3, Episode 11 of Apple TV’s Ted Lasso, Mae–the show’s matrimonial barkeeper– softly recited Philip Larkin’s “This be the Verse,” a poem about the emotional scars parents leave their children. Coming as it does near the end of the series run, the poem references the trauma(s) the main character has inherited from his parents, and ties together many of the themes of the series, namely how “hurt people hurt people.” In keeping with the tone of the series, however, the pub owner’s reading of Larkin’s poem does not serve as a moral repudiation of Ted’s parents or their generation.
Demystifying Mystic Falls: Race and Racism in The Vampire Diaries Franchise
From the time it premiered on The CW in 2009, The Vampire Diaries was duly castigated in the media for uncritically tiptoeing around Civil War “lost cause” mythology and overtly tokenizing its Black characters. As the public later learned, minoritized actors were also treated poorly behind the scenes. Still, the series became a cultural juggernaut, boasting two successful spin-offs (The Originals and Legacies), reviving the book series on which the show was based, and inspiring a cottage industry of franchise-related institutions and conventions that, as of 2023, is just beginning to take off.
Remembering Nelson Mandela: Legacy of Peace, Equality, and Freedom
21-22 October 2023
(Zoom sessions: 2 days/Virtual platform: 5 days)
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship dedicates the conference to commemorating the 10th anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela, the iconic leader and global symbol of peace, justice, and reconciliation. This conference aims to honor Mandela’s remarkable life and legacy, reflect on his contributions to the struggle against apartheid, and explore the relevance of his teachings in today’s world.
JWSR Special Issue: National Sovereignty and the World-System
Guest Editors: Roberto D. Hernández, San Diego State University and Nandita Sharma, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Please consider submitting an abstract to our seminar "Spectacle and Empathy: The Role of Excessive (Em)Body(ment) in Narrative" at the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston. The deadline for submissions is September 30 2023.
Please submit your abstract here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20454
Verge is sponsoring the following Global Asias panel and roundtable for consideration for the upcoming AAS conference:
*Seeking participants for a proposed roundtable for RSA 2024* In recent decades, race has been firmly established as a significant category and rich site of analysis in the early modern world. Religion is an essential part of this story. Christian doctrine was the lens through which European explorers, colonizers, and slaveholders understood somatic and cultural difference and, subsequently, the means by which they justified their violent and extractive practices, including the institution of slavery.
In his 2001 book The Postcolonial Exotic, Graham Huggan describes book publishing as an “alterity industry” profiting from “the commodification of cultural difference” (12), in which authors of underrepresented backgrounds must balance their authentic stories against the norms and expectations that inherently shape traditionally published work.
International conference | November 27-28, 2023
Alcalá de Henares, Madrid ES
KEYNOTES: Cathryn Halverson (Södertörn University), John Wills (University of Kent)
KEYNOTE ROUNDTABLE: Rewest Research Group (David Río, Amaia Ibarraran, Angel Chaparro, Amaia Soroa)
The global and digital connectivity of recent years has transformed creative writing infrastructure and practice around the world. Recent decades have seen a number of critical and popular publications exploring the history and practice of creative writing, from Marc McGurl’s “The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing” (2011) to Lisa Jaillant’s Literary Rebels: A History of Creative Writing in Anglo-American Universities (2022). Yet, as these titles suggest, the critical focus has been on US and UK courses.
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel proposal for The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists' (C19's) 2024 conference in Pasadena. Feel free to reach out with any questions.
Death in Public
In “Sex in Public,” Berlant and Warner urged us to consider how sex—something seemingly private—is indeed “mediated by publics.” Similar to Berlant and Warner, we investigate how the concept of death, broadly defined, was determined, imagined, augmented, and regulated as a public spectacle throughout the nineteenth century.
Voices for Liberty, an initiative of the Liberty & Law Center at the Antonin Scalia Law School, seeks to examine the ways in which free speech propels civil and social progress. Authors are invited to submit proposals for original articles that will ultimately appear in academic journals and explore the role free speech plays in advancing civil rights movements, especially for marginalized or underrepresented groups.
PRIORITY DEADLINE of August 15th 2023, 5:00 ET for full consideration, with review on a rolling basis through September 8th.
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association’s Race and Ethnicity area welcomes paper submissions from graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, and independent researchers of popular culture. NEPCA’s 2023 fall virtual conference will be held October 12 – October 14, 2023, via Zoom. The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2023.
We encourage panel proposals, as well as, individual submissions.
Papers are generally 15-20 minutes in length. We also encourage works in progress, and informal presentations. The key expectations on presentations are that:
Gendered Marginalities at the Border(s): Intersections, Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary Asia
We are updating The Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature (Ed. Alan Velie and Jennifer McClinton-Temple) to include authors and works that have been published or gained prominence since the original publication.
We welcome contributors to write biographical entries (500 words) on the following authors and works:
Jones, Stephen Graham.
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Fasthorse, Larissa. The Thanksgiving Play.
Hobson, Brandon. Where the Dead Sit Talking.
Orange, Tommy. There, There.
Bruchac, Joseph. Killer Enemies.
Verge will be sponsoring Global Asias panels and roundtables at the upcoming AAS and AAAS conferences. Our goal is to help generate and support work that straddles or otherwise navigates the differences and overlaps between Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies as intellectual formations and interdisciplines.
CFP: Modernism in American Literature:
Proposals due August 31, 2023
Note on Updated Proposal:
We currently have most of the selections made, and essays in process, for a volume on re-considering Modernism with regard to American literature. We are, however, still looking for a small handful of high-quality proposals to fill out a few remaining chapters in the project.
Call for content: Crafted Audio, Narrative Podcasting and the Global South
We are seeking contributions for a special edition of RadioDoc Review on audio documentary, narrative podcasting or crafted audio in the Global South.
Deadline: Oct 31 2023 for peer reviewed articles, Dec 31st for non-peer reviewed items.
This is a call for papers for a panel focusing on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, to be held at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference in Atlanta, November 9-11, 2023.
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association’s Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture area welcomes paper submissions from graduate students, educators, and independent researchers of popular culture. NEPCA’s 2023 fall virtual conference will be held October 12 – October 14, 2023 via Zoom. The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2023.
We encourage panel proposals as well as individual submissions.
Papers are generally 15–20 minutes in length. We also encourage works in progress, and informal presentations.
This area considers the intersection of politics, civic life, and popular culture. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Please consider submitting your proposal to the PAMLA 2023 panel “A Leap Over: Formation and Dissolution of Urban Boundaries”.
Nos interesa examinar los personajes teatrales que el poder tilda de “desechables” por su clase económica, discapacidad, raza, sexo, orientación sexual, y/o por su condición de desempleado, encarcelado, inmigrante, exiliado, perdedor de una guerra, entre otros motivos. Estos grupos a menudo son víctimas de la necropolítica que, según Achille Mbembe, instrumentaliza la existencia humana de manera que el poder determina quiénes son valiosos y quiénes resultan prescindibles, provocando así la degradación de la calidad de vida de numerosas personas.
Journal of Indo-Canadian Studies (ISSN 0972-3307) invites submissions for a special issue exploring the theme "Beyond Maple Leaves: Unveiling the Canadian Dream." This issue aims to delve into the multifaceted aspects of the Canadian Dream, shedding light on its complexities, evolving nature, and the diverse experiences of individuals within the Canadian context.
Though the idea of ‘Canadian Dream’ has not been subjected to the same level of theoretical analysis or scholarly discourse as the "American Dream," Journal of Indo-Canadian Studies, (ISSN 0972-3307), intends to explore the essence of the Canadian Dream through the lens of Indian immigrants, highlighting their unique experiences, challenges, and triumphs.
This panel seeks papers that investigate the theme of surplus as it relates to African and African Diasporic literature, particularly in terms of representations of multivocality in oral and written traditions, multicultural and intersectional identities, economic excess and competition, and multimodality and hybridity. All genres of literature are of interest.
Please submit proposals via the NeMLA portal: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20628
Submissions deadline is September 30, 2023.