The “Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group will sponsor up to two panels at the 2021 virtual Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment symposium, to be held asynchronously from July 26- August 6. See https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/2021-virtual-conference-cfp/.
CFP: Special Issue on East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies for Rupkatha (indexed in Scopus, WoS, MLA). This special issue seeks original research focused on the cultures of East and/or Southeast Asia and their associated diasporic communities. This issue is committed to offering a platform to emerging voices; so we would particularly welcome submissions from early and mid-career scholars and advanced graduate students, more so if their work demonstrates an attempt to meaningfully engage with the concerns of the region by foregrounding methods that aim to problematize Eurocentric perspectives.
tba: Call for Submissions
tba is an annual peer-reviewed journal organized by graduate students of the Visual Arts Department at Western University in London, Ontario. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for emerging and independent artists and scholars by bringing together studio, art history, cultural studies, theory and criticism, gender studies, and related fields. It encourages experimentation and risk.
Please note that the deadline for submissions is Friday, April 30, 2021. Thank you!
Call for Papers
International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 2
LAST DATE: 15 MAY 2021
ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)
International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
Paper proposals are invited for one of several possible panels at the Modernist Studies Association Conference, scheduled to be held in Chicago from November 4-7.
Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). This panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.
MLA 2022 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an Transdisciplinary Connections [TC] Race and Ethnicity Studies-sponsored panel, "Transnational Migration and Empire." 300-word abstracts that examine how texts that center on transnational migrations, forced or otherwise, produce anti-imperialist modes of thought and practice. Any geographical location and time period. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 15 March 2021.
PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Session: Latinx Literature and Culture
Contacts: Lisette Lasater, Palomar College (email@example.com)
The concept of “Othering/ Otherisation” refers to the classification of individuals or groups as outsiders. This cognitive classification divides any sociocultural and political formation into potential two generally monolithic and mutually exclusive blocks: the in-group community versus the out-group community. The inclusion or exclusion of each block is contingent on different criteria like religion, ethnicity, culture, race, politics, class, etc. When these differences are used descriptively, they become somewhat acceptable and harmless. However, when they are normative, they are often couched in the discourses of superiority or inferiority, goodness or badness, civilized-ness or uncivilized-ness, etc.
Extension: Call for Papers, Elizabeth Bowen Review: Volume 4, 2021
The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the fourth volume of the journal in September 2021.
For this issue, the editors are particularly interested in essays on Bowen’s short stories. However, we are very keen to see essays on any aspect of Bowen’s writing – this could include work as a reviewer and critic, Bowen’s travel writing (e.g. A Time in Rome) and non-fiction.
Essays should be 6-7,000 words including citations, and use Harvard referencing. Please attach a 150-word abstract and short biography. Completed essays should be submitted by May 31st 2021.
Call for Papers Performance Paradigm 17 (2022)
Perform or Else? Surveying the state of the discipline for the post-pandemic world
Edited by Emma Willis (University of Auckland) Chris Hay (University of Queensland) and Nien Yuan Cheng (University of Sydney)
Vector and Focus invite proposals for articles on the broad theme of class in science fiction and fantasy, encompassing topics such as: representations of class and class struggle in SFF; models for resistance; anarchism in SFF; fantastical estrangements of class; class consciousness; class and material culture; class and climate change; platform capitalism and the gig economy; platform cooperativism; automation and the future of work; trade unionism, industrial organising and action; workplace democracies; speculative classless societies; class and migration; class, family, and Critical Kinship Studies; economic vs.
The 2022 MLA convention will be held January 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an African American LLC-sponsored panel.
“Black Is/Not a Place”
We invite papers that consider how Black refusals of autochthony, nativism, nationalism, regionalism, and place illuminate the study of Black literature across geographic and linguistic borders.
Please send a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV to Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15.
Call for Papers
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022
Barbara Hoffmann, AAALS Vice President, Session Organizer and Moderator
Multilingual and Multicultural Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand
Official MLA 35-word official CFP:
Call for Papers (Spring Issue 2021) The image of Syria as a war-torn country has always dominated global news cycles. On one hand, news outlets discuss how the international powers serve their own economic and political interests by implementing the Middle East Grand Strategy revolving around ‘ Creative Chaos’ policies. In short, waging a proxy war on Syria’s political and economic system, destroying culture and infrastructure, affecting civilians, violating human rights principles under the pretext of democracy and protection of human rights, with the aim to reshape Middle East politics. In this context, such news cycles persistently distort President Assad's counterstrategy.
The global medieval and early modern world (broadly considered, c. 900-1750) underwent myriad profound changes, from devastating famines, plagues, and wars to an increased entanglement of the continents, economic transformations, and technological and scientific developments. These changes were often accompanied by calls for the reshaping of the institutions and structures – political, religious, intellectual, etc. – which undergirded societies’ approach to these challenges, encompassing such responses as resistance, resilience, and renewal.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue on Transpacific American Literature:
Empire, Space, and Representation
SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English, Vol. 58, No. 2, December 2021
Guest Editor: Associate Professor Yuan Shu
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
INDIAN DIASPORA: LITERATURE, CULTURE, AND IDENTITY
E T H N I C I T Y A N D D I A S P O R A P L U R A L I S M A N D D I A S P O R A
M U L T I C U L T U R A L I S M A N D D I A S P O R A G L O B A L I S A T I O N A N D D I A S P O R A
T R A N S N A T I O N A L I S M A N D D I A S P O R A P A R T I T I O N A N D D I A S P O R A
From Celluloid to Streaming: Conservation and Circulation of Small Cinemas
12th edition of the Small Cinemas Conference
Santiago de Compostela October 28-29, 2021
Keynote Speakers:Mette Hjort is Chair Professor of Humanities and Dean of Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University, Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, and Visiting Professor of Cultural Industries at the University of South Wales.
Elena Neira is lecturer in the degree of Communication Studies in the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and member of the research group GAME. She also teaches Audiovisual Distribution in the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
We invite papers for a proposed session on “Archipelagic Thinking in Asian American and Southeast Asian Literature” for the 2022 Modern Language Association conference (6-9 January). The session is co-sponsored by the MLA’s Asian American Literature and Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia Diasporic Forums.
Proposed Panel Title: The Historical Turn in Contemporary Arabic Fiction
Rising Asia Foundation invites proposals for its 2021 annual three-day multidisciplinary academic conference (spanning a vast swathe from foreign policy to world literatures), to be held as a webinar from August 16-18, 2021. The deadline for submitting abstracts is June 15, 2021. Abstracts should be submitted via email to both the co-chairs of the conference: Professor Suchorita Chattopadhyay, email@example.com and Professor Julie Mehta, firstname.lastname@example.org , Dr.
“Pilgrimages and Tourism”International Conference12-13 June 2021 – London/Onlineorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Pilgrimages are ancient practices of humankind and are associated with a great variety of religious, spiritual and secular traditions. In today’s world the number of visits to sacred sites such as Santiago de Compostela (Spain), La Virgen de Guadalupe (Mexico), Matka Boska Czetochowska (Poland), secular places such as Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, Eifel Tower in Paris, Hiroshima Peace Museum and virtual pilgrimages, facilitated by video and satellite links is growing. With them, tourism both individual and in groups has been steadily increasing and changing.
The multidisciplinary journal Rising Asia Journal invites articles from scholars working in the fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our areas of interest are Southeast Asia, East Asia (including China, Japan, the Koreas and Taiwan), India’s North East region, and the Indo-Pacific (Asia Pacific) region.
Invitation to contribute to a volume of critical essays
Proposed title: “Disease, Disability and Death”
(To be published by a reputed publisher)
Editors: Abhishek Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Chakdaha College
and Suman Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Krishnagar Government College
Corresponding E-mail ID: email@example.com
Short Description of the volume:
“Interdisciplinarity, Internationality, and Rhetoric“El Colegio de San Luis (College of San Luis; COLSAN) in San Luis Potosí, MexicoOnline in June 2021, On-site September 22-26, 2021
As we once again prepare for the 3rd Biennial International Rhetoric Workshop (IRW), we warmly invite international PhD students and emerging scholars to come together and consider the myriad ways that our contemporary and established traditions of rhetorical theory and criticism inform global flows of meaning-making.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 14 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
on the theme of
The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922)
The Race and Yoga editorial board is currently seeking articles, personal narratives, and creative works for the sixth issue of the journal featuring a thematic cluster on “Yoga During COVID-19: Perpetual Pandemics.”
Call for papers — Edited Collection of Essays
Malaysian Ecocriticism: Contested Environments, Identities and the Politics of Nature
With the landmark establishment of the Southeast Asian chapter of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) in August 2016, it is both timely and crucial for member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to assess their literary and cultural artifacts from an ecocritical perspective.
JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS (Vol. 44, No. 3, Autumn 2021)
SPECIAL ISSUE Reading Contemporary South Asian Literature: A Postcolonial-Ecocritical Approach
GUEST EDITORS Somjeeta Pandey and Bidhu Chand Murmu