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.
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Drs. Gary D. Rhodes (Oklahoma Baptist University), Stefanie Van de Peer (University of Exeter), and Robert Singer (CUNY), each book focuses on a critically overlooked film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or the documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Sohrab Shahid Saless, Susanne Bier, Pablo Larrain, Paul Leni, Teuvo Tulio, Xavier Dolan, Paul Leni, and Francis Veber, with many more in preparation.
American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting
National Taiwan Normal University
Event, Nonevent, Unevent
*SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15*
Gabriel Quigley, New York University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“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
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: Saturday, 15 January 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST.)
For further information: https://www.acla.org/annual-meeting-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:
Call for Book Chapter in ISBN Edited Book entitled
Postcolonial Literature: A Study of Past, Present and Future Trends
Scope of the book
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 8: 2 (May-June 2022)
Call for Papers
Medical and Health Humanities: Literary and Cultural Contestations
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:
We are welcoming submissions for the seminar Je est un author: (Re-)Appearances of the Authorial Subject in Literature and Theory, which 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?