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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.

Nature: Animal, Moral, Technological

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
Association for Philosophy and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 3, 2022

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 Ttile: Sindiwe Magona - Chronicling South Africa’s Tumultuous Path to Freedom and Beyond

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:22am
Panel in ALA 2022 Conference - Adversity and Creativity (African Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

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

Critical Orwell

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

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. 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Feminist Critique Here and Now

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:16am
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

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.

Imagining Linguistic Constellations for the Study of Indigenous Literatures / Imaginer des constellations linguistiques pour l’étude des littératures autochtones

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:01am
Marie-Eve Bradette
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Papers for a Bilingual Issue of Alternative Francophone

 

Edited by

 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.)

 

Infrastructure and Aesthetics in the Global South (ASLE 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 11:08am
Rebecca Oh / ASLE 2022 (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

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.

Call for Panelists: Narrating Terror: Boko Haram Terrorism in Literature, Film, and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 12:40pm
Chijioke K Onah/2022 Lagos Studies Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

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.

Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces - Workshop #2

updated: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 7:58pm
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
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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

Language: English

Deadline for submitting proposals: 15 June 2021

Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2021

 

Project co-convenors:

[CFP] Bodies on the Edge: Life and Death in Migration

updated: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 7:57pm
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
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces

International Conference:

Bodies on the Edge: Life and Death in Migration.

 

Venue: Maison Française of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Dates: April 28 to 30, 2022

Language: English

Deadline for submitting proposals: 15 December 2021

Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2022

Neo-slave Narratives 16th and 17th June 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:26pm
University of Greenwich
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for Papers

 Call for Conference Papers

‘Neo-slave Narratives’

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

Reason: Special issue of The Comparatist

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:24pm
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

Topic: Reason

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

Call for papers: Interface (Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis)

updated: 
Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 3:03pm
Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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 submissions@soapboxjournal.net by December 14th, 2021.

 

INTERFACE

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

updated: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 7:44am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

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

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:40pm
Ruhr-University Bochum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

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.

ReFocus: A Series of International Film Studies Anthologies

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:36pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 22, 2024

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.

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

updated: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 7:47am
Gabriel Quigley
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting

National Taiwan Normal University

June 15-18

 

Event, Nonevent, Unevent

*SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15* 

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

 

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

updated: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 12:31am
Lim Yiru
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

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: 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/

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?

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