Migration is one of the most prominent cultural, socio-political, and economic questions of our time. In both industrialised and less developed countries, it would be hard to find people who do not have a personal experience of migration and its effects, which ultimately ‘become the hallmark of the age of migration’ (Castles et al., 2013). According to the World Migration Report 2020, international migrants consist of only 3.6% (281 million) of the world population, and they make ‘significant sociocultural, civic-political and economic contributions in origin and destination countries and community’ (WMR, 2020). However, a great majority of people do not migrate across borders; instead, a large number of people migrate within countries.
Call for Paper
The virtual conference explores how contemporary cinema negotiates the spaces at international film festivals. Our scope includes contemporary cinema from different parts of the world, including India and non-English speaking countries. The growing presence and proliferation of film festivals in their varied manifestations leads us to posit: What is the nature of contemporary transnational cinema that is attracting international attention? How does this intersection play out in global reception, marketing, exhibition and distribution? What kinds of academic and theoretical interventions can emerge from this development?
In recent decades, the practice of collaborative intellectual labor has had an unexpected resurgence, both among writers and artists, and within scholarly and academic spaces. Drawing on a rich history of intellectual, activist, and artistic practices of collaboration, new collectives and research groups have embraced collaborative forms of knowledge production to challenge the individualization of intellectual labor and the demands of the neoliberal episteme.
American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting
National Taiwan Normal University
Event, Nonevent, Unevent
Gabriel Quigley, New York University (email@example.com)
“the event...brings to pass ‘something other’ than the situation, opinions, instituted knowledges...a hazardous, unpredictable supplement, which vanishes as soon as it appears.” – Alain Badiou, Ethics
The XIV James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome
“One, No One, and One Hundred (Thousand?) Ulysses”
Conference Dates: 9-11 February 2022
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 14, 2021
- Erika Mihalycsa (Babeş-Bolyai University)
- Ilaria Natali (Università di Firenze)
- Fritz Senn (Zurich James Joyce Foundation)
Organisers: Franca Ruggieri, Fabio Luppi, Enrico Terrinoni, Serenella Zanotti
This seminar departs from the idea that we need a clearer understanding of elemental forms—traditional and non-traditional—that are in different stages of becoming formless (loss, disappearance, transmutation etc.). On the one hand, we build up on the critical genealogy of the formless (l’informe), a concept once popularized by Bataille in the surrealist journal Documents (1929-30) and later taken up by Bataille’s readers, most famously by Rosalind Krauss & Yves-Alain Bois (1997) and Georges Didi-Huberman (1995). While, on the other hand, we also welcome proposals that conceptualize the formless through different disciplinary vantage points and bring it to bear on the question of elemental forms.
Plato and Aristotle disagreed about the value of mimetic representations, but they agreed that humans are mimetic animals—for good and ill.
American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting
National Taiwan Normal University
"Future of Cities / Future Beyond Cities"
In the last decades, cities around the world have experienced unprecendented economic, political, social, and spatial transformations. As these changes bring new challenges for the ways in which we categorize the boundaries of the urban and the definitions of the city, urban theorists have been condering the possibilities of the twenty first century bringing in post-urban stage.
“I grow old as the world does.” --- Adso of Melk, The Name of the Rose
The 42nd Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference
Marriott Cleveland Downtown, Key Tower, Cleveland, OH
March 3-6, 2022
For over a decade now, the interdisciplinary study of human rights and literature has offered a generative lens for thinking about questions of citizenship, the nation-state, and narrative form. Scholars have studied the human rights novel (James Dawes), the co-constitution of human rights and the bildungsroman (Joseph Slaughter), literary and cinematic depictions of torture (Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg), and the rights-based political imaginations of American writers of color (Crystal Parikh), among other projects. These approaches have emphasized the discursivity of human rights: literature does not represent a static conception of human rights but rather helps shape understandings of what human rights are or could be.
What does a novel do? Recent theoretical work on the novel has tended to emphasize the novel’s facility for world-making—for the organization of all its different elements within a global whole (Cheah / Hayot / Woloch). Figured as a composite of relations, the novel is ascribed a constructive conceptuality (Levine / Kornbluh). The novel makes a world. Perhaps some of the strongest, recent theorizations of the novel along these lines, in literary criticism, have come from within new formalism—a formalist movement with roots in both New Criticism and Marxist literary criticism.
Call for papers
Kathleen Raine, poet of the past or of times to come?
International Conference: A Homage to Kathleen Raine
We are delighted to confirm that the international conference in Homage to Kathleen Raine will be held in person at the Sorbonne and at the research center of the Sorbonne Nouvelle on March 24 and 25, 2022. The call for papers (see below) has been extended to October 31, 2021. You will find all the necessary information on the conference website.
“How was the New Woman comparatively constructed in the East and West”.
Organizer: Simone O Malley Sutton
Co-Organizer: Ji Hyea Hwang
CFP 2nd International Conference on the History and Culture of Perfume
Organized by: Grupo de Investigación CAPIRE, Museo del Perfume de Buenos Aires (Argentina) y Academia del Perfume.
The aims of these Conference is the recognition of perfume as an object of study in the Humanities, the interdisciplinary and international exchange of research results related to perfume and smell, as well as the growing expansion of the field of sensory studies, beyond the visuality.
Coming to Terms, 30 Years On: The Mabo Legacy in Australian Writing
The 2022 Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature
4–8 July 2022
Call for Papers - Deadline: 31 January 2022
CFP: YOUNG SCHOLARS Session
Conference: Crossing the Border of Humanity: Cyborgs in Ethics, Law, and Art
December 14–15, 2021
Medical University of Łódź, Poland & University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
The idea of being a cyborg is as alluring as it is be repulsive (at least to some). Literary and pop-cultural visions of becoming a cyborg and becoming a nation of cyborgs have seductively taken hold of our imagination, resulting in a prevalent, yet simplistic, image of a one-laser-eyed being with a robotic limb. This unanimous picture ostensibly evident what a cyborg is and what (s)he/it is not. We are, after all, by no means something like a Borg!
Today, experiments about how humans think usually take place in a lab, allowing researchers to locate thought processes in the brain with unprecedented precision. However, writers have experimented with thinking for much longer. For instance, Virginia Woolf argued in her essay “Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid" (1940) that a new form of (women's) writing can cause a shift in how British men think and bring about peace. Between the Acts (1941) demonstrates how tone, rhythm, and diction can produce different cognitive registers—Elizabethan, Enlightenment, and Victorian—thus connecting form and cognition.
The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that confront us. The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals from scholars, academics and postgraduates, on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics as well as contemporary issues.
In this seminar, we hope to rethink long-held associations between novel and nation-state in light of recent insights from oceanic studies, archipelagic studies, as well as transatlantic, transpacific, and Indian Ocean contexts. What kinds of genres and narrative frameworks unfold from a maritime, as opposed to land-based, perspective? How do novelists negotiate these commitments across multiple scales—and what ways of reading emerge by centering islands, coasts, ports, and other liminal spaces?
Call for abstracts for the 2022 NeMLA conference in Baltimore, Maryland, March 10-13, 2022
Humanity as a whole and on a global scale has had to reflect on how it would proceed in the wake of a pandemic that has lasted longer than it has expected and has tested its ability to adapt to and invent new ways of being and moving. Performing artists in efforts to literally and aesthetically survive has had to learn to deal with the limited availability of and accessibility to the stage. While in previous times indoor and outdoor stages as well as open public spaces have been readily available to offer their work to audiences, now they are forced to deal with isolation and mediation.
Polish Association for American Studies 32nd Annual Conference
Darkness in Paradise: American Declarations, Disillusions, and Disasters
December 9-11, 2021, University of Rzeszów, Poland
The 19th international conference of the
Gesellschaft für englische Romantik (Society for English Romanticism) will be hosted
by the Chair of English Literature of the University of Augsburg and held as a residential conference at ‘Haus Sankt Ulrich’ in Augsburg.
Augsburg, September 29 – October 2, 2022
Haus Sankt Ulrich
Tagungshotel der Diözese Augsburg
The Eighteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies will take place at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on August 8–12, 2022. Scholars from all fields of Jewish Studies are invited to take part in the Congress.
The six broad divisions of the World Congress are:• The Bible and Its World
• History of the Jewish People
• Rabbinic Literature, Jewish Law and Jewish Thought
• Languages, Literatures, and the Arts
• Jewish Studies and Social Sciences
• Research Projects and Technology
The International David Foster Wallace Society are accepting papers for panel at the 53rd NeMLA, which will take place between March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland.
We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction. Paper topics may include but are not limited to:
International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism
June 23-25, 2022
University of Central Florida
PSi#27: Hunger 2022
Online Conference on July 6-9 2022
Call for Proposals
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Global Crisis(es) between Image, Language and Time: On the Fantastic in Contemporary Films and Series
Julia Brühne, Orlando Valenzuela Celis, Padraic Wilson (University of Bremen, March 03-05, 2022).