Call for seminar presentation proposals at the 16th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) conference (Mainz, Germany, 29 August-2 September 2022)
Call for Papers
Taylor Sheridan’s Wests
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
*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.
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PS[L]S 4: The Limen in Upheaval
April 28th-29th, 2022, Madrid, Spain
The Postgraduate Seminar in Liminality Studies:
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.
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.
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.
30th January 2022
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…”
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.
When, in his Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802), William Wordsworth insisted that an “overbalance of pleasure” entails the “circumstance of meter,” he confirmed a philosophical assumption far older than Kant's theory of the sublime. The pervasive assumption—which, today, can be tracked in an on-going
“affective turn” (necessarily entangled in matters of form and style)—is that the artificial makes possible an understanding of the natural.
Panel in ALA 2022 Conference - Adversity and Creativity (African Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse), May 18-21, 2022 (ONLINE CONFERENCE)
Panel title: Sindiwe Magona: Chronicling South Africa’s Tumultuous Path to Freedom and Beyond
The theme of Critical Orwell: an online conference (12-14 April 2022) is how Orwell is critical and in crisis: how Orwell’s views and work matter; how Orwell operated as a judge and fault-finder, and occasionally as a pessimist; and how Orwell is a figure whose prejudices raise important questions about his canonical status in Anglo-American culture and beyond. How and why is Orwell critical now?
Call for papers
Critical Orwell invites proposals for 15-minute scholarly presentations that consider any aspect of Orwell’s life and work in relation to the conference theme: crisis; criticism; criticality.
What is the continued role of feminist theory and feminist analysis in literary studies today in these lands claimed by Canada? How and why is feminist analysis still relevant to our work? We seek contributions for a special issue of Canadian Literature on feminist critique and/in Canada today.
Call for Papers for a Bilingual Issue of Alternative Francophone
Sarah Henzi (Simon Fraser University) & Marie-Eve Bradette (University of Regina)
“I live in a country where the two national languages are foreign languages.”
(Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui, Courts critiques, 2017. Our translation.)
Acting out and thinking ahead:
Art/Activism, Literary ProVocations and PerFORMativity
in Literatures and Cultures in English
This session seeks papers that attend to the affordances of infrastructure for aesthetics and of aesthetics for infrastructure in postcolonial/global South literature. We aim to explore infrastructure's own aesthetic capacities, the ways in which built forms and their materials produce specific aesthetic effects and social uses, or the ways in which infrastructure makes aesthetic perception available to social practice. In turn we are interested in the way aesthetic qualities like form, genre, reception, plot, narrative, or medium are themselves infrastructural and shape encounters with infrastructure.
There is a burgeoning of academic literature on Boko Haram since the inception of the group in 2009. Many of these studies have taken on a social science analytical perspective to understand “the why” of Boko Haram terrorism. Building on these studies, this panel takes a more humanistic and cultural studies approach to the study of Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria. Focusing on the ‘experiential truth’ that emerges in the narratives of Boko Haram terrorism in a wide range of media and genres, the panel is interested in understanding Boko Haram terrorism as a lived experience.
A partnership between The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (The Education University of Hong Kong), EMMA (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)
and La Maison Française d’Oxford
Venue: University Paul Valery Montpellier 3, France
Dates: September 29 to October 2, 2021
Deadline for submitting proposals: 15 June 2021
Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2021
Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces
Bodies on the Edge: Life and Death in Migration.
Venue: Maison Française of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Dates: April 28 to 30, 2022
Deadline for submitting proposals: 15 December 2021
Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2022
Call for Papers
Call for Conference Papers
Hosted by University of Greenwich, at its Maritime Campus, and Co-organised by the University of Greenwich and the University of Liverpool
16th and 17th June 2022
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)
Postcolonial Interventions (ISSN 2455-6564)
Call for Papers
Vol. VII, Issue 2 (June 2022)
For the upcoming issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit academic essays or creative work that critically engages with the theme of interface. We are inviting extended proposals (500-1000 words) that follow the MLA formatting and referencing style to be submitted to email@example.com by December 14th, 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.
Transgressive Bodies and Social Orders
Conference, 07.06.–09.06.2022, Ruhr-University Bochum
Body practices imply moments of transgression, be it in the active or in the passive crossing of borders. The conference aims to explore the topic of transgressive bodies beyond classical disciplinary boundaries and addresses scholars from the humanities and social sciences, but also natural scientists and physicians who either already conduct research at the interface with the social sciences and/or are interested in an interdisciplinary exchange.