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ACLA 2022 Call for Papers: "Event, Nonevent, Unevent"

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 8:24am
Gabriel Quigley
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting

National Taiwan Normal University

June 15-18

 

Event, Nonevent, Unevent

*SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 30* 

Organizer:

Gabriel Quigley, New York University (gabriel.quigley@nyu.edu)

 

“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

 

Outside/rs 2022: Making Space at the Queer Intersections of Sex and Gender (University of Brighton, 1 and 2 April 2022)

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:40pm
Marielle O'Neill, Outside/rs 2022 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022

Outside/rs 2022 Conference: Making Space at the Queer Intersections of Sex and Gender

1-2 April 2022, University of Brighton, hybrid delivery

With keynotes from Dr Ulrika Dahl and Dr S.N. Nyeck

To register for the conference, see: https://delegate.brighton.ac.uk/outsiders2022

To view our Call for Papers/Participants, see:

https://outsiders2022.wordpress.com/call-for-participants/

(In)visible Borders: Narrating Centers & Peripheries

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:25pm
Universté de Montreal / English Graduate Students' Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

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).

Call for Papers: FRAME 35.1, "Literary Perspectives on Food"

updated: 
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 8:02am
Frame, Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS!
FRAME 35.1, “Literary Perspectives on Food”

FRAME’s next issue is titled “Literary Perspectives on Food” and accordingly focuses on the intersection between literature and food studies. We would like to invite scholars of literature and related fields to investigate and (re)consider the relation between food and literature, and food as a medium for knowledge production. Among other things, the following questions might guide thinking about the relationship between food and literature:

[ACLA Deadline Extension 11/30] Je est un author: (Re-)Appearances of the Authorial Subject in Literature and Theory

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Sebastian Brass
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

We are welcoming submissions for the seminar Je est un author: (Re-)Appearances of the Authorial Subject in Literature and Theorywhich we are planning for the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Taipei, Taiwan, June 15-18, 2022.

In Mithu Sanyal’s novel Identitti, shortlisted for the German Book Prize 2021, a fictional professor of Postcolonial Studies who identifies as a PoC causes a scandal when it turns out she is actually white – a premise resembling a recent case in American academia. Who is ‘behind’ a theory matters – but how?

Exploring Transnational Dimensions of Activism in Contemporary Book Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Studies in Book Culture/Memoires du Livre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

“A is for Activist” is the title of a best-selling children’s board book, published in 2013 by Innosanto Nagara. This small book amplifies a large message: books can catalyze change. Publishing has both supported and hampered progressive political and social change, in a variety of international contexts. Activism in publishing is also transnational because national contexts and identities matter, but they exist within a transnational network with unequal power dynamics and “literary capital” (Casanova 2004). Building on ideas of “print activism” in the long twentieth century (Schreiber 2013), this special issue is dedicated to furthering our understanding of activism in the contemporary publishing industry – and in the research thereof.

English in Liberia: Language and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:48am
Martin Mühlheim / UZH English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Despite a wealth of historical research on Liberia – a country founded by black U.S.settlers brought to West Africa in the 1820s, under the auspices of the American Colonization Society (ACS) – Liberian English and Anglophone Liberian literature remain under-researched.

This seminar session at the ESSE 2022 Conference in Mainz, Germany (August 29-September 2, 2022 - https://esse2022.uni-mainz.de/) aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for authors, linguists, and literary scholars working on Liberia (incl. the country’s transnational connections).

Three key aims are:

Memory: Forgetting, Futures, and Foundations

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 12:56pm
Stony Brook University Department of English / Graduate English Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

Stony Brook University
34th Annual English Graduate Conference
February 24th-25th, 2022

“Memory: Forgetting, Futures, and Foundations”

Keynote Speaker
Edgar Garcia
University of Chicago

“Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.”
- William Faulkner, A Light in August

(un)Masked

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:32pm
Department of English 15th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 6, 2022

The English Graduate Students’ Association (EGSA) solicits proposals for its upcoming Annual Graduate Student Conference. The EGSA invites proposals from graduate students, early career researchers, and established academics working in any discipline, period, or geographical region. The conference will take place bimodally on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of March, both in Ottawa and via Zoom. To present, please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by January 10th, 2022 to uottawa.conference@gmail.com.

Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

-Oscar Wilde

“Post-Magical Realism in the Post-truth Era.”

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:29pm
Canadian Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

CCLA  Annual Conference, June 21 – 24, 2022 

Call for Panel Paper Presentation: “Post-Magical Realism in the Post-truth Era.” 

The Canadian Comparative Literature Association invites contributions to the 2022 annual conference on the theme of “Divergence and Convergence in Comparative Literature” within the context of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism from June 21 to 24, 2022.

The Colonial Anthropocene PhD Summer School

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:29pm
The Linnaeus University University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Call for Participation: Concurrences and Connections: The Colonial Anthropocene Summer School

This is an invitation for PhD students to apply to the third interdisciplinary Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies PhD summer school. This will take place 15-20 August 2022 on the theme Concurrences and Connections: The Colonial Anthropocene. Participation in the summer school is free of charge for those accepted, and a limited number of travel and accommodation scholarships are available for PhD students from low-income countries. 

Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing

updated: 
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 10:14am
University of Brighton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Papers
Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing
International Conference


Confirmed Keynote Speaker:
Bernardine Evaristo


Venue:
University of Brighton, UK
Dates:
21st-23rd July 2022


Deadline for Submission:
31st January 2022

Les géographies imaginaires l'esclavage dans la littérature, les arts et les musées

updated: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:48pm
Le Mans University/ University of Abomey-Calavi
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Colloque international Université du Mans / Université d’Abomey-Calavi 11 - 12 – 13 mai 2022 Lieu du colloque

Université d’Abomey-Calavi & Ouidah 

Bénin

 Appel à communications « Les géographies imaginaires de l’esclavage dans la littérature, les arts et les musées »  

Diaspora Screen Media Network virtual conference 17/18 March 2022 (Birmingham City University, UK)

updated: 
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 7:12pm
AHRC Diaspora Screen Media Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Diaspora Cinema and Media: Globalising the Local

 

This AHRC-funded virtual conference is the culmination of the Diaspora Screen Media Network’s series of successful events. The network has been formed to examine and discuss the exciting new viewing practices in relation to screen media and social networking apps in the field of Black British and British Asian diaspora screen media.

Humour in Times of Confrontations, 1901 to the Present (under contract with Routledge)

updated: 
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 3:07pm
Shun-liang Chao/National Chengchi University, Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

We’d like to invite humanities scholars to contribute to our edited volume, Humour in Times of Confrontations, 1901 to the Present, to be published in 2022/23 by Routledge in the Humour in Literature and Culture series.

Anti-Racism (The Humanities Center at Texas Tech Annual Conference in the Humanities, Lubbock, TX, April 22-23, 2022)

updated: 
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 3:07pm
Humanities Center at Texas Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

The Humanities Center at Texas Tech Annual Conference 2022:

“Anti-Racism”

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

April 22-23, 2022

 

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Professor, African American Studies, Princeton University

2021 MacArthur Foundation Fellow

2021 Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient

Author of The Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry

ACLA 2022 Call for Papers: Post-Violence: The Telling and the Told

updated: 
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 1:15am
Lim Yiru
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Submission deadline extended! 

Please note that the conference organizers will only accept abstracts submitted through their event site. 

Seminar URL: https://www.acla.org/post-violence-telling-and-told 
To submit a paper: https://www.acla.org/node/add/paper (Deadline Extended: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST.)
For further information: https://www.acla.org/annual-meeting-2022

Type: ConferenceDate: June 15, 2022 to June 18, 2022Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Memories of War in Other Worlds: Approaches to War Literature and Memories from the Global South

updated: 
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 2:22pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Memories of military conflicts from both combatants and non-combatants alike have been a key tool in analyzing the unique traumas and socio-cultural affects of modern warfare. Scholars such as Samuel Hynes and Paul Fussell have done seminal work in articulating theoretical approaches to understanding the memories of bearing witness to modern war. Yet, mainstream war literature largely recounts the white voices from the West.

Women and the East: Gendered Narratives of Encounter in Victorian Popular Writing

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:54am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

10th & 11th June 2022
G. d’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy (Host institution)
in collaboration with Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK.

Conference venue:
Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne,
G. d’Annunzio University, Pescara, Italy

Organisers:
Claudia Capancioni (Bishop Grosseteste University),
Mariaconcetta Costantini (G. d’Annunzio University),
Mara Mattoscio (G. d’Annunzio University)

Keynote Speaker: Professor Julia Kuehn (The University of Hong Kong)

Agency, Community, Kinship – Representations of Migration Beyond Victimhood

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:46am
Lea Espinoza Garrido, Carolin Gebauer, Julia Wewior, University of Wuppertal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021

Agency, Community, Kinship – Representations of Migration Beyond Victimhood

Interdisciplinary Online Symposium, February 23–24, 2022 University of Wuppertal, Germany (online)

CFP: 2022 Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:46am
Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

2022 LAW AND HUMANITIES JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP Call for Papers

Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California Center for Law, History, and Culture invite submissions for the 21st meeting of the Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, to be held at USC School of Law in Los Angeles, CA, on Tuesday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Poetics of Travelling Self: Discursive Formations and Purposiveness of Travel

updated: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 4:53am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The heterogenous character of protean form of travel writing—letters, journals, logbooks, diaries, memoir, journalistic pieces, guidebooks, confessional narratives, accounts of seafaring voyages, literary picaresque narratives, scientific explorations, artists’ escapades, ventures of urban flâneurs, self-exiled wanderers, and fiction—resists easy demarcation. Its heterogeneity lies in the revisionary stance brought about in each narrative through the distinguishing figure of the traveller, mode of narration, means of mapping, or redefining of the landscape.

Global Dostoevskys

updated: 
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 5:17pm
North American Dostoevsky Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The North American Dostoevsky Society invites proposals for blog posts on the topic of “Global Dostoevskys: Influences and Receptions” for our official blog The Bloggers Karamazov. Posts for this limited series should focus on an aspect of Dostoevsky’s influence and reception outside of Russia. Less researched sites of influence and unexplored areas of reception are especially welcome.

Potential blog topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Translations of Dostoevsky’s works

  • Shifts in his acclaim or censure within a culture

CFP: Encyclopedia of Indian Writing in English

updated: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 4:34am
Prof Manju Jaidka
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH

This goes out to scholars working in the field of Indian Writing in English.

You are invited to contribute articles for a forthcoming ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH to be published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.  This volume will focus on writers of fiction, poetry, drama, select literary works and non-fiction, from India (specifically, by writers of Indian origin writing in English). Translations will not be included. 

If you would like to contribute an entry for this reference work, please respond at the earliest, in any case, not later than 30 November 2021. 

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