Marx and Engels famously use the term lumpenproletariat to describe “that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of old society.” The concept suggests that the most marginal are not part of the revolutionary class but are in fact more likely to function as a “bribed tool of reactionary intrigue.” As Raphael Samuel noted, the word came to function as an “unproblematic term of abuse” in early twentieth-century Communist discourse, suggesting a relation between political unreliability and moral failings. The precarious were not merely represented as a threat to radical movements but as personally contemptible in ways that drew on conservative ideas of the undeserving poor.
The Text, an International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language, Literature and Critical Theory (ISSN: 2581-9526) invites original, unpublished research papers for July 2021 issue.
The Department of Theatre Studies and the Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic are pleased to announce the second international online symposium on English Theatre Culture 1660–1737. This time, the overarching theme of the event is Theatre, Society and Politics.
Women and music in the early modern age
Queluz National Palace
July 2nd - 4th, 2021
Divino Sospiro – Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal
Cristina Fernandes, Giuseppina Raggi, Iskrena Yordanova,
Ricardo Bernardes, José Camões, Francesco Cotticelli, Paologiovanni Maione
When American Television Became American Literature
**** Please note this is an up-dated posting for a volume originally entitled, The Platinum Age of American Television ****
Title: When American Television Became American Literature
Publisher: Brill Publishers (European Perspectives on the United States series)
For a special double issue to be published in March, 2022.
Papers addressing the plurality of religious cultures in the nineteenth century, including not only Catholicism, Anglicanism, Protestantism, and Judaism, but also Buddhism, Hermeticism, Native American Religions, Theosophy, Unitarianism, the LDS Church, African-American religion, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, Shakerism, etc., competing and overlapping in nineteenth-century contexts. Papers are welcome in all the arts; incuding literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, liturgy, the textile arts, the decorative arts, music, and dance.
Illustrations, both color and black-and-white, are encouraged.
Call for Papers (CFP) for Volume VI Number ii (July 2021 issue) of postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies ISSN: 2456-7507 postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies (online, open access, peer-reviewed, DOAJ indexed) ISSN: 2456-7507, invites original, unpublished, scholarly research articles, popular articles, book/film reviews, interviews in English on Literary Studies for its July 2021 issue (Vol VI No ii). There is no focal theme for this issue.
2020 marks the centennial celebration of the publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise. Because a centennial is also a time to look back in order to reevaluate, reassess and then speculate on the future, we invite scholars to explore and analyze not only the lasting significance of Fitzgerald's oeuvre, but also the many possible parallels and/or tensions between his work and that of other writers and artists. Essays that turn to new perspectives and expand upon connections between Fitzgerald’s work and other literary and artistic expressions are also especially welcome.
Topics may include (but are not limited) to:
I'm seeking abstracts of 250 words due March 7, 2021 for an edited collection under contract with an academic publisher entitled "Women Writing Trauma in Literature." The book considers literary representations of trauma by women writers. Rather than focusing on one time period or nationality, this collection considers a global range of women’s experiences with or depictions of traumatic encounters in literature. In particular, this book examines the relationship between trauma, identity, and literary form. Send abstracts to email@example.com. Notification of accepted essays by April 1, 2021. Completed chapters (4000-6000 words) due by July 2021.
Our website: https://www.postmemory.info/
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)
We are happy to announce that the KEYNOTE SPEAKERS at our 2nd "Postmemory and the Contemporary World", 25-26 February 2021 will be Marianne Hirsch and Mirta Kupferminc.
Call for Abstracts
(convocatoria en español abajo)
The international conference “Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps” will take place January 28-31, 2022 at the University of Graz, Austria. The Department of English in the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras and the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz will co-sponsor the conference. The conference organizers anticipate a situation in which the current pandemic will have subsided and international travel will be safe.
118th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference
Thursday, November 11, 2021 to Sunday, November 14, 2021
Virtual and In-Person Panels, Sahara Las Vegas Hotel
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
MLA '22 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an ASLE-sponsored panel.
In the opening preface to the New York Edition of his fiction, James famously wrote: “Really, universally, relations stop nowhere, and the exquisite problem of the artist is eternally but to draw, by a geometry of his own, the circle in which they shall happily appear to do so. . . . The prime effect of so sustained a system, so prepared a surface, is to lead on and on; while the fascination of following resides, by the same token, in the presumability somewhere of a convenient, of a visibly-appointed stopping-place.”
James’s problem of the artist is also the problem of scholarship: Finding a “convenient . . . stopping-place” that also leads readers “on and on” in their own work and thinking too.
REVELAR – Journal of Photography and Image Studies is open to works for volume no. 6 (2021). This edition, dedicated to «The Photographer», will publish works in the following modalities:
— Scientific papers
— Reviews (on books, essays or photography exhibitions)
— Photo-essays (open to both amateurs and professional photographers)
The Rising Asia Journal invites academic articles on Film Studies focusing on the North East of India, South East Asia , China, the Koreas, Taiwan, and Japan within the following fields :
History, Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Literary Theory, Film Theory , Culture , Cultural Studies, and International Relations and War & Society.
The papers must provide a new perspective and a fresh interpretation.They must be original, supported with scholarly research, and the must not have been published or under consideration for publication in any media in print or online .
Call for Chapters for Edited Collection
Difficult Death: Challenging Cultural Representations of Death, Dying and the Dead in Media and Culture
Deadline: Monday 1 May 2021
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSITIONS 9 – new directions in comics studies 2021
Online 8-10 April 2021
Hosted By BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Following the cancellation of Transitions 2020, we are delighted to re-announce the call for
papers for Transitions 9 in 2021. Transitions is a platform for emerging research in comics
that is free to attend and participate.
Representation of queer identities in twenty-first century popular television has undergone massive shifts in the last decade. Whilst queer representation has formed part of the bedrock of reality television, queer representation in scripted television has received less scholarly attention. Thus, scripted television will be the focus of this special issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Intellect).
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces
an edited collection, full proposal currently in peer review
Jeanmarie Higgins, PhD and Elisha Clark Halpin, MFA
The Pennsylvania State University School of Theatre
Douglas Coupland and the Art of the ‘Extreme Present’Virtual Conference, 23-24 April 2021CFP DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED TO 20TH FEBRUARY 2021
The author of thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a prolific and celebrated visual artist, Douglas Coupland’s oeuvre is inherently concerned with what it means to be living in our ‘extreme present’. Marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of Coupland’s first novel, Generation X, this virtual international conference – the first on Coupland’s work – seeks to explore the richness of Coupland’s engagement with contemporary life across writings and visual culture.
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture
July 15-16, 2021
On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas
Keynote Address: Dr. Emily Ruth Rutter, author of Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line
Luncheon Speaker: J.R. Richard
We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting abstracts for this year’s Literary and Visual Landscapes symposium which will be held online on Wednesday 9th June 2021 on the theme of (Re)imagined Landscapes.
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
The Language of the Narratives: Myth, Ithihāsa and Purāṇa
“The notion that name and essence bear a necessary and internal relation to each other, that the name does not merely denote but actually is the essence of its object, that the potency of the real thing is contained in the name—that is one of the fundamental assumptions of the mythmaking consciousness itself’’ (Cassirer, 2012: 04).
2022 ABC MLA CFP:
"Communicating Inclusivity and Diversity in the Workplace"
Conference: Modern Language Association Convention
Location: Washington, D.C.
Dates: 6–9 January 2022
Full name of organization: Association for Business Communication
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due date for abstracts: 07 March 2021
Submissions are invited for a scholarly conference on domestic cats in literature to be hosted online 11-12 June 2021 by the Troy University Department of English.
Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including—but not limited to—the following:
UPDATE: (Rescheduled) Dickens and Decadence
deadline for submissions:
April 30, 2021
full name / name of organization:
Dickens and Decadence
Stockholm University, Sweden
Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2021
Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics
2-3 September 2021
Conference Homepage: https://www.english.su.se/2.60277