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Exploring Authenticity in Contemporary Literatures in English

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:54am
Humanities journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

This is a cfp for a special issue of Humanities that will build on the work presented at the symposium held at the University of Reading on 1st and 2nd November 2021, exploring the different ways that authenticity is constructed and represented in contemporary literature.

 

MLA 2023: (Guaranteed Roundtable) Race, Gender, and Consent in the Global Early Modern

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:52am
MLA / CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 14, 2022

MLA 2023:  Race, Gender, and Consent in the Global Early Modern

Guaranteed roundtable for MLA 2023 (San Francisco) on race, gender, and consent in the prose, poetry, and drama of the 16th and 17th centuries. We invite roundtable presentations from a wide variety of perspectives – cultural, formal, social, legal, historical – and literary traditions. How can the shifting dynamics of consent and coercion help us understand premodern race-making and gender construction? Comparative and transnational perspectives are especially welcome.  

This roundtable is organized by the MLA forum on Renaissance/Early Modern Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies.

Feminist Spaces Summer 2022

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:51am
Feminist Spaces Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 6, 2022

Feminist Spaces Summer 2022 Issue

Feminist Spaces is pleased to announce that we are now accepting general submissions for our next issue.

Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invites students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writing, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies. Articles may originate or enter into dialogue with current feminist discourse or present historical research. Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

■     Feminism in politics and/or political discourse

■     Feminist theory, practice, and politics

Elizabeth Bowen Review Volume 5

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:50am
Elizabeth Bowen Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the fifth volume of the journal in October 2022.

 

For this issue, the editors are particularly interested in essays on Bowen’s later fiction (The Little Girls and Eva Trout).  However, we are also keen to see work on any aspect of Bowen’s writing, essays which situate her work in national and global perspectives. Themes may include:

 

The Banshee Journal – Issue 2 – "Haunting"

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:49am
The Banshee: The Leading Journal For Women Who Scream
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

CFP: The Banshee, Issue 2: Haunting.

The Banshee is the leading magazine for women who scream. Our current Issue 1, Screaming, is available in print and digital formats at http://www.thebansheejournal.com . 

 

Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing

updated: 
Friday, February 25, 2022 - 3:42am
Workshop on eighteenth-century women's writing and the novel genre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Eighteenth-century women’s writing has attracted critical attention in recent years and the rise of the novel genre has faced reconsideration and re-evaluation accordingly. The fiction of women writers such as Eliza Haywood, Aphra Behn, Delariver Manley, and Penelope Aubin has undergone new editions and has come under critical focus to question their relationship to the canon and to theories of the novel. This workshop focuses on women writers alongside the canonical writers of the long eighteenth century and invites talks on various aspects of eighteenth-century novel. Talks on the intertextual relationships between canonical writers and non-canonical women writers and on theories of the novel are especially welcome.

MLA 2023: Labor of Laughter: Working Conditions and Humor

updated: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 1:12pm
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 12, 2022

How do issues of class, race, ethnicity, nationality, and gender affect the production and consumption of American humor? Please send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio by March 12th to Sam Chesters at samantha.chesters@gmail.com.

 

Different Forms of Feminism in English Language T.V. Series: Legacy and Resistance in Different Types of Methodology of Discourse Analysis of Female Identity

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 9:57am
Aix-Marseille Université/ Université TOulouse 2 Jean-Jaurès
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022

Over the past few decades we have seen a sharp rise in the number of central female characters in TV series, offering a wide palette of complex female identities, characters following very diverse narrative journeys. Whether we have in mind the genius and tortured nature of the heroine of Homeland (Showtime, 2011 - 2020) and Killing Eve (BBC One, 2018 -). Or the whole gallery of characters in Orange is the New Black (Netflix, 2013 - 2019) or the different seasons of This is England (Channel 4, 2006 – 2015),the importance of central female figures is well established and even conveyed and measured by monitoring centres of the audio-visual sector.

Nabokov and Curiosity (MLA 2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 7:53am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 19, 2022

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for the 2023 MLA Convention (San Francisco, January 5-8) for a panel session on the topic “Nabokov and Curiosity.” Proposals should examine some aspect of curiosity as a theme in Nabokov’s works or as an approach to reading them.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Anthologies on Home and Homeland

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:31pm
Jean Amato, Associate Professor; Comparative Literature; Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY Kyunghee Pyun, Associate Professor; Art History; Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS: Interdisciplinary Anthologies on Home and Homeland 

 

Jean Amato, Associate Professor; Comparative Literature; Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY

Kyunghee Pyun, Associate Professor; Art History; Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY

 

 

Victorian Necropolitics

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:30pm
Jolene Zigarovich/Special issue of Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Call for Contributions for a Special Issue of Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914  “Victorian Necropolitics” Deadline 15 April 2022

Console-ing Passions Arcade Call for Works

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:21pm
Console-ing Passions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Console-ing Passions is an international group of feminist and queer scholars whose interests converge around the study of television, video, audio, and new media. The group was founded in 1989 and has been hosting conferences since 1992. CP conferences present opportunities for scholars at all levels of their careers to engage with feminism, media, and social change.

Console-ing Passions 2022, to be held at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Summer 2022, is organized by a team of feminist media scholars coordinated by Mel Stanfill and Anastasia Salter.

 

The Literary Ordinary: normality, banality, and the cultural production of the everyday

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:20pm
Carleton University's English Graduate Student Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

“The ordinary is a shifting assemblage of practices and practical knowledges, a scene of both liveness and exhaustion, a dream of escape or of the simple life.” - Kathleen Stewart, Ordinary Affects

MLA Special Session: Affect and Embodiment at the Margins in 20/21-c. American Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:20pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

This MLA Special Session panel invites papers that interrogate the affordances and stakes of mobilizing marginalized affects, or elucidating affects that move between marginalized bodies in contemporary American literature and culture. 

 

Lauren Berlant characterized affect as the “body’s response to the world, something you’re always catching up to.” And yet critics often overlook the role of material bodies and embodiment in the circulation and impact of affect. How can we put the questions of embodiment and materiality back into the study of affect theory? What can be gained from studying bodily affectations in marginalized lives? 

 

Other questions/topics to consider:

Queer Faulkner

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:08pm
Jay Watson / University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2023

“Queer Faulkner”

July 23-27, 2023

University of Mississippi

Announcement and Call for Papers

http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner

Online Conference: Women and Comedy 1890 - 1950

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:15pm
International Conference of The Elizabeth von Arnim Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022

Online Conference: Women and Comedy 1890 - 1950

(Sponsored by the International Conference of The Elizabeth von Arnim Society)

17th- 18th September 2022

 

Having accepted papers on a range of fascinating writers and topics, we have responded to feedback from international participants and have decided to convert this conference from a face-to-face event in Cambridge to a fully-online event.

 

As a result, we’re delighted to open the conference to those who were unable to join us in person but are interested in participating online, via this supplementary call for papers.

 

Edited Volume - Gender Justice: Women’s Rights and Equity Call for Chapters (Extended deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:15pm
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

The book provides an in-depth analysis of global perspectives on advancing public and social gender policy worldwide; it also examines women’s political representation and participation in peace processes in the context of their community, emphasizing existing cultural norms with biases, questioning societal prejudices toward women, for example, in STEM and creative economies. The volume covers several domains presenting a wide range of important issues that demonstrate gender inequality, discussing a wide range of cultural and geographical realities.

Motherhoods on Screen: Global Perspectives

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:14pm
Loic Bourdeau & Julie Rodgers / Maynooth University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Call for Abstracts – Hybrid Conference

 

Motherhoods on Screen: Global Perspectives

 

Maynooth University, Ireland

23rd & 24th September 2022

Organized by Loic Bourdeau & Julie Rodgers

  

Martineau Society Conference 2022, Sheffield, England (7/18-7/21/2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 3:10pm
Martineau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Sheffield, England.  The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).

Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.  

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Theology and Religion

Literature (all genres, including Children’s Literature and Travel Writing)

Language and Linguistics

Queer Homing Desires

updated: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 10:21pm
Queer Political Assemblages 2.0, Jadavpur University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 20, 2022

Department of English

Jadavpur University

Presents

“Queer Political Assemblages 2.0”

7 March 2022

Co-ordinated by:

 

Dr. Kaustav Bakshi, Associate Professor, Department of English, Jadavpur University

 

“Queer Political Assemblages”, a national students’ seminar, is a platform for conferring on diverse issues related to the intersectionality of sexuality identity politics, as the name clearly suggests. After a year’s break, the seminar is being revived, though in an online mode. This year’s theme is “Queer homing desires”.

 

Call for papers

(UPDATED) Edited volume: Narratives of Gendered Abuse in Academia

updated: 
Monday, February 14, 2022 - 5:49pm
Mary K Holland, SUNY New Paltz and Carrie Rohman, Lafayette College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

While the #MeToo movement as a cultural, feminist, and antiracist force has been slowly and steadily uncovering and altering landscapes of gendered harassment and abuse across our society, academia itself as an abusive culture has remained fairly immune to these critiques. Recent events at Harvard, where senior scholars immediately lined up in support of a colleague accused of habitually harassing students, only to withdraw that support later, are sadly typical of the kneejerk defense of institutions and disregard for victims that characterize such cases. Scholars such as Sarah Ahmed have forcefully critiqued academic culture, helping us begin to theorize its endemic harassment and abuse.

Big Feminism: The Fiftieth Anniversary Issue of Signs

updated: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 11:42am
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Signs was founded in 1975 as part of an emergent tradition of feminist scholarship and has been publishing continuously ever since, establishing itself as a preeminent journal in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. At the time of the journal’s conception, Signs’s founding editorial staff sought not only to raise consciousness and develop theories of women’s oppression but also to challenge the taken-for-granted and to strive for theoretical nuance and interdisciplinarity. To honor half a century of publication, our fiftieth anniversary issue aims to generate new questions and critical discussion about “Big Feminism” – about the role and power of feminist theory – today and into the future.

Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

updated: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 11:41am
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

The 2023 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

The University of Chicago Press and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society are pleased to announce the competition for the 2023 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.

participants for a panel examining the question of love in Joyce’s works for XXVIII International James Joyce symposium Dublin (“JAMES JOYCE: ULYSSES 1922–2022”),

updated: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 11:29am
Benjamin Boysen
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

We are seeking additional participants for a panel examining the question of love in Joyce’s works for XXVIII International James Joyce symposium Dublin (“JAMES JOYCE: ULYSSES 1922–2022”), this year.

The conference focuses on Ulysses. But papers do not have to focus on Ulysses and reflections on love in Joyce's other works are more than welcome too.

Please submit a 250-word abstract that includes the speaker’s name and academic affiliation (if applicable) alongside the paper title to both Gaurav Majumdar (majumdg@whitman.edu) and Benjamin Boysen (benjamin.boysen@outlook.dk) before March 15, 2022.

Edited Collection: Rewriting the Abortion Narrative DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 3:31pm
Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 20, 2022

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 15

Rewriting the Abortion Narrative: The Power of Popular Culture

With the Supreme Court poised to radically change or even overturn Roe v. Wade after hearing the Mississippi Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, critical attention is being turned toward the changing ways popular culture depicts abortion. Popular culture is uniquely positioned to offer these narratives, particularly given the research that suggests that the way abortion is depicted in popular culture impacts cultural perceptions of abortion and may even, as Steph Herold has noted, “have very real ‘policy implications,’ particularly in such a politically charged climate.”   

Gatebreak: Sharing=Caring

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 4:22pm
Stony Brook University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

 

Girlboss, gaslight, gatekeep;

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