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(In)visible Borders: Narrating Centers & Peripheries (April 8-10, 2022)

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:54am
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).

Hong Kong Discourse: Surveillance, Resistance, and Transformation

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:09am
Magdalen Ki and Wayne Liang
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Call for Book Chapters: Hong Kong Discourse: Surveillance, Resistance, and Transformation

Publisher: Brill

Editors: Magdalen Ki (Hong Kong Baptist University), Wayne Liang (Lingnan University)

Dates:

Critical reflections on pandemic politics: left-wing, feminist and anti-racist critiques

updated: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 5:05am
The Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) at Utrecht University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

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.

Inter/Dis-connections

updated: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 11:46am
English Graduate Organization at University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022

The UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization is happy to present their 2022 conference, titled Inter/Dis-connections with Keynote Speaker Professor Wai Chee Dimock (English Department, Yale University, and Center for the Environment, Harvard University). The conference will take place on April 30th, 2022.

Call For Research Papers on World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:45am
IMPRESSIONS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Call for Papers by 28 February, 2022 and 30 September 2022

Impressions

A Bi-Annual International Refereed e-Journal of English Studies

Research Papers on World Literatures

Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 6:01am
University of Brighton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 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:
28th February 2022

Transatlantic Ties: The Morris Circle and the “New World”

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:46am
William Morris Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Papers are sought for a panel on the cross-influence of Morris and his associates on North American literature and culture and the reverse. What did the Morris circle find congenial in American/Canadian/South American/indigenous literature and culture, and in turn, in what ways were Morris and his circle influential in the literary, artistic, business, and political circles of the Americas? What were some instances of transatlantic collaboration? Please send an abstract and short bio or 1 page c. v. to Jude Nixon at jnixon@salemstate.edu and Florence-boos@uiowa.edu by 15 March 2022.

Configurations of Friday’s Body

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:51am
A Special Issue of the Nordic Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Configurations of Friday’s Body

A Special Issue of the Nordic Journal of English Studies

Ed. by Patrick Gill and Jakub Lipski

When Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was published in 1719, it confronted readers with a newly developed realism expressed, among other things, through the detailed description of its characters’ worlds and bodies. The connection between mind and body or physical and spiritual world was more than allegorical to eighteenth-century readers: it represented a literal and immediate correspondence, so that discourses of the body in much eighteenth-century fiction can be read as material figurations of character.

Virtual Conference on Theory and Activism

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:43am
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Department of English and Cultural Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bannerghatta Road Campus, Bangalore, India, invites papers for an annual postgraduate conference on Theory and Activism: Can the twain meet? on February 2nd & 3rd. 

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Contested Solidarities: Agency and Victimhood in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:25am
Pavan Malreddy/Goethe University Frankfurt
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS)

Goethe University Frankfurt, 26-29 May, 2022

Keynotes/Plenary Speakers/Writers
Sinan Antoon (Iraq/USA) | Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria) | Blessing Obada (Germany/Nigeria) | Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Kenya) | Michael Rothberg (UCLA) | Arundhati Roy (India)Extended deadline for individual papers and panels: 15 February 2022

Special Issue: Supernatural Cities

updated: 
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 6:18pm
Guest Editors: Alicia Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan University), Dr Rachael Ironside (Robert Gordon University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

****DEADLINE EXTENDED 31 JANUARY 2022****

 

The peer-reviewed, open access e-journal Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural is inviting submissions for its special issue: Supernatural Cities.

Guest Editors: Alicia Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan University), Dr Rachael Ironside (Robert Gordon University)

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: DOGMAS IN LITERATURE and LITERARY MISSIONARY: TEXT, READER AND CRITIQUE

updated: 
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 3:25pm
Önder Çakırtaş
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

This book project aims to examine the existence of dogma in literature and some cult texts, and how dogmas in literature are conveyed to various audiences as a mission by some literary readers, experts and academics. The questions leading up to the volume are varied and their answers require lengthy examination and interpretation. So, this project investigates; Is literature dogmatic? What about literary theories? Can they be dogmatic, too? The answers to these questions are open to clarification, but the responses can also initiate an extensive discussion and manifestation. However, above all, literature does have an aspect that drags the readers, habitually burying them in its pages, and blindly attaching them to itself.

MESAAS Graduate Student Conference 2022: Borders and Boundaries [24–25 March 2022]

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Friday, January 14, 2022 - 11:07am
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University is pleased to announce its annual Graduate Student Conference to be held on 24–25 March 2022. This conference is a space for graduate students to present their original work in a welcoming and stimulating environment.

(un)Masked

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 1:27pm
Department of English 15th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 24, 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 4th, 5th, and 6th 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

Margaret Atwood Studies Special Issue: Survival

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:04am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I took the one most travelled by,” Aunt Lydia sardonically muses in The Testaments. “It was littered with corpses, as such roads are. But as you will have noticed, my own corpse is not among them.” Following the Margaret Atwood Society's 2022 MLA’s panel, "Wilderness (and Other) Tips: Concepts of Survival in Atwood’s Works," the 2023 edition of Margaret Atwood Studies will have the same theme.

Exploring Motherly Instincts: Representation of Mothers in Indian Cinema

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 11:04pm
Cafe Dissensus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Issue 63: April 2022: Exploring Motherly Instincts: Representation of Mothers in Indian Cinema [Last date for submission: 28 February, 2022; Date of publication: 1 April, 2022]

Guest-Editor: Srija Sanyal, Research Scholar, Ronin Institue, USA.

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Configurations of Friday

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:34pm
ESSE 16 conference, Mainz, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Call for seminar presentation proposals at the 16th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) conference (Mainz, Germany, 29 August-2 September 2022)

Taylor Sheridan's Wests (Essay Collection)

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:34pm
Stefan Rabitsch (University of Graz/University of Warsaw)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Call for Papers

Taylor Sheridan’s Wests

Race and Yoga 7.1 (2022) - OPEN ISSUE

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:09pm
Race and Yoga
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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

International Conference on Postcolonial Studies: “Trajectories and Transitions of (Post)colonialism”

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with ISBN.

The conference will explore the historical and theoretical dimensions of colonial and postcolonial studies and it will focus on the impact colonialism had on political, social, economic and cultural domains. It will examine various forms of colonial domination and control as well as theories and practices of resistance.

Deadline Extension: The Limen in Upheaval (Madrid, Spain)

updated: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 7:09am
The Fourth Postgraduate Seminar in Liminality Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

PS[L]S 4: The Limen in Upheaval

April 28th-29th, 2022, Madrid, Spain

The Postgraduate Seminar in Liminality Studies:

80 Years and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of Canadian Comics

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 7:35pm
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

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.

Critical Race Theory in 2022 - Deadline in 3 weeks!

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 2:30pm
Journal of Critical Race Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

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.

Rolling call for papers - Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 4:58am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

HJEAS

Women in World(-)Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 8:57am
English and Comparative Literary Studies, The University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

Abstract deadline:

30th January 2022

Email to:

 womeninworldlitconference@gmail.com

Conference date: 

Wednesday 22nd June 2022.

Please note that this is a trans-inclusive event.

 

 

“A single but radically uneven world-system; a singular modernity, combined and uneven; and a literature that variously registers this combined unevenness in both its form and its content to reveal itself as, properly speaking, world-literature…”

CALL-FOR-PAPERS on Caste, Social Formation and Political Mobilization

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 5:02am
Centre for Social Studies, Netaji Subhas Open University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 16, 2022

Caste and caste-based practices are understood to be predominantly associated with the Indian subcontinent and broadly Hinduism. This structural, exclusionary process operates on entrenched, subconscious notions of heritable hierarchy, trans-historically modified by capitalism, environmental progressions, liberal democratization, globalization and other complex socioeconomic rocesses. The changing dynamics of these complex social patterns are equally susceptible to postmodern discourses of categories and identities, decolonial and postcolonial critical movements and political imaginaries that range from reification of status quo to challenging the immutability of the nation state.

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