Post-9/11 interdisciplinary scholarship has considered questions of Islamophobia, Islam’s incompatibility with the democracy, Muslims as either ‘victims’ or ‘perpetrators’, or Muslims responding or adapting to the Muslim demonization in and outside the Muslim world. But there is little to no scholarship on how Islam in everyday life shapes or is shaped by western liberalism in post-9/11 global fiction. To that effect, this panel aims to understand the complicated relationship between liberalism and Islam through contemporary Muslim literature. It also seeks to understand the ways in which contemporary fiction and its depiction of “acceptable” Islam have Orientalized Muslims in a post-9/11 economy.
Liberalism and Islam in Contemporary Global Literature
MLA annual convention--African since 1990 forum-- guaranteed session panel.
Papers invited on types and conditions of work and labor as connected to gender, class, ethnicity, or other social groups and identities in African literatures.
Send 150-word abstracts and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions is March 20, 2022.
Call for Proposals: Understanding the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence in the Public Imagination Conference
September 21 – 23, 2022
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Call for Papers, Panels, Roundtables, and Presentations
Keynote Speakers: Susan Neiman, PhD (Einstein Forum, Germany) Donald Fixico (Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Muscogee Creek and Seminole), PhD (Arizona State University, USA)
The Digital Popular in Indian context (2010-2019)
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).
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.
As various formats of lockdown to contain the Covid-19 virus in many nations across the world continue into their second year, there is an urgent need to critically analyze this situation and its historical backdrop from more traditionally left-oriented perspectives. This urgent need is likewise required in light of the more recent global vaccine rollouts and various digital health pass mandates that have followed as a supposed ‘way out’ of the lockdown logic. Such lockdowns, health pass mandates, and blanket vaccine rollouts clearly attempt to posit some kind of ‘public good’ or ‘solidarity’ over more individualist considerations; sentiments which on the surface appear to be benevolent and even left-oriented.
Call for Papers
Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Bernardine Evaristo
Venue: University of Brighton, UK
Dates: 21st-23rd July 2022
Deadline for Submission: 28th February 2022
The organizing committee of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference recognizes that recent Omicron surge has made the start of many people’s semesters challenging. For that reason, we are extending the abstract deadline to January 31st. Thank you to all who have already submitted their abstracts. We are looking forward to an exciting and energizing event May 19–21!
Verge: Studies in Global Asias Issue 10.1
Special Issue: brown/ness(es)
Edited by Neelofer Qadir (University of North Carolina Greensboro), Naveen Minai (University of Toronto), and Tina Chen (Penn State)
Deadline: August 15, 2022
Feeling brown, feeling down. Feeling down, being brown. A name for law, a name for affect, a name for ontology, a name for relation, a name for not relation, a name for antagonism, a name for empire(s), a name for capital, a name for an accusation, a name that can be convenient, a name that does not work, a name that can stop working, a name for shades, a name for fantasy.
Convocatoria al vigésimo segundo congreso 2022
Bajar la convocatoria, archivo PDF
La Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura),
la Universidad Nacional de Educación y la Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
convocan a los interesados a participar en el próximo congreso que tendrá lugar del
13-15 de julio de 2022 en Azogues.
LITERATURA, CULTURA Y EDUCACIÓN en la producción cultural ecuatoriana
Philip Jenkins has drawn attention to the emergent “new faces of Christianity”—believers and faith communities from across the Global South that have gained prominence amid declining European and North American religious groups.
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
Submissions invited for Issue 33 of the Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy (JTCD).
All submissions must be made through the Dergipark site:
Last date of submission: 25 March 2022.
Diasporic Solidarities: Islands, Intimacies, and Imagining Otherwise
2022 John Douglas Taylor Conference
Conference Dates: June 9-10, 2022
Conference Website: diasporicsolidarities.ca
Submission Deadline: January 20, 2022
Please submit a 150-word proposal and 75-word bio to email@example.com
The Howard University Gregory J. Hampton Graduate English Students Association’s 6th Annual Graduate Conference
Harlem Renaissance: A Century of Black Aesthetics
Submission Deadline: January 14th, 2022
Decisions sent: January 17th, 2022
Conference Date: March 18th
Conference Location: Zoom
Keynote Speaker: [TBA]
Send Abstracts to Gesasecretary@gmail.com
'Women's Genre Writing: From Turkey to the Rest of the World'
A one-day, online symposium, 29 April 2022
Organized as part of the Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction Network
With support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK
Maureen Freely (The University of Warwick)
Aron Aji (The University of Iowa)
The Canadian Parliament passed the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) late in 1940 to preserve its currency for the war effort by limiting the importation of nonessential goods. Periodicals, including popular American comic books, were one casualty. Within a few months, Canadian artists and entrepreneurs responded by launching a domestic comic book industry often regarded as Canada’s golden age of comics. This industry produced four publishing companies and six years of original Canadian comics production, including Robin Hood Comics and Triumph-Adventure Comics, which featured Adrian Dingle’s Nelvana of the Northern Lights, one of the earliest female superheroes in comics.
This special issue of the Journal for Critical Race Inquiry aims to theorize, historicize, and challenge contemporary misreadings of and antagonisms toward Critical Race Theory. Last summer, an attack on Critical Race Theory was launched in a series of articles in the conservative magazine City Journal. The attack gained momentum when the articles’ author appeared on the Tucker Carlson show and drew the attention of then-President Trump. “Critical Race Theory” came to signify and conflate everything from diversity training and employment equity to critical thinking about white privilege or the history of racism and colonialism in the United States to campaigns to defund the police.
We invite prospective contributions for the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Cultural Texts and the Nation, an exciting new addition to the growing, dynamic book series.
Despite robust discourse on globalization and a perhaps momentary preoccupation with post-nationalism toward the end of the 20th century, nation and nationalism continue their tenacious hold on our imaginations—a hold that, given the state of global politics, surely deserves further and renewed explanation, unpacking, and critique.
The organizers of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference held this year at Baylor University invite papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “Borders” in 18th- and 19th-century British women’s writing. In response to the 2021 BWWC “Reorientations,” panels and papers on topics related to race and ethnicity are especially welcome.
American Literature Association
May 26-29, 2022
Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois
In an effort to organize a new Richard Wright Society, this call announces two sessions on Wright, along with an organizing meeting, to take place at the 33rd Annual American Literature Association Conference.
Roundtable: Richard Wright’s Place in the Canon
Audiovisual Translation and Minority Cultures
Sponsored by CenTras (Centre for Translation Studies @UCL - UK), AIA (Italian Association for English Studies) and CUSVE (The University Centre for Victorian and Edwardian Studies)
Museo delle Genti d’Abruzzo
Pescara, 3-4 June 2022
Call for Papers
Panel in ALA 2022 Conference - Adversity and Creativity (African Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse), May 18-21, 2022 (ONLINE CONFERENCE)
Panel title: Sindiwe Magona: Chronicling South Africa’s Tumultuous Path to Freedom and Beyond
What is the continued role of feminist theory and feminist analysis in literary studies today in these lands claimed by Canada? How and why is feminist analysis still relevant to our work? We seek contributions for a special issue of Canadian Literature on feminist critique and/in Canada today.
#DouglassWeek is excited to invite poets, writers and other creators from around the world to submit entries for the second annual #Douglassweek poetry competition. This year, the theme of “Intergenerational Conversations” may inspire your creations.
Twenty-five years after Gloria Anzaldúa published Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, the U.S.–Mexico border is still “una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds.” As Anzaldúa would have predicted, this “bleed[ing]” is both violent and vital, destructive and constructive; anytime “a scab forms it hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country—a border culture.” However, in ways Anzaldúa failed to see, this “blood” does not flow from a single Chicanx “country,” but rather through two settler states, dozens of Native nations, and countless migrant communities: the “blood,” in other words, does not flow from a single “border culture,” but rather through a range of border cul
Call for Papers - Art Exhibition Symposium, Portland Oregon USA
Power Positions: A Dismantling of Phallacies
The Elisabeth Jones Art Center for Social and Environmental Justice
516 NW 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Symposium Dates: March 2022 – actual dates TBA
Exhibition Dates: January 6–March 18, 2022
Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2022