Critical conversations concerned with ecosystems often relate to various geos (-logies, -graphies, etc.), the anthropocene, and the techno-industrial. Yet, as Elizabeth Povinelli astutely questions, “[have] we become so entranced by the image of power working through life [namely biopolitics and its variations] that we haven’t noticed the new problems, figures, strategies and concepts emerging all around us…?” (4). The fluidity of ‘systems’ - whether they be ecological, political, social, etc.
Crime and Punishment in Colonial India: History, Literature and Testimony
- The deadline has been extended to 25 November 2022.
A One-day In Person International Conference on Crime and Punishment in Colonial India
Organised by the Department of English & I. Q.A. C., K. K. Das College, Kolkata
in collaboration with New Alipore College & Maheshtala college, Kolkata
Date: 9 December, 2022
Deadline of Abstract Submission: 20 November, 2022
Yalçın Armağan (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul)
Zeynep Zengin (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul)
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creaive Writing (Taylor and Francis / Routledge) seeks guest reviewers with the requisite expertise for its registry of esteemed guest reviewers.
New Writing is one of the world's leading journals in Creative Writing and Creative Writing Studies.. The Peer Review Board - appointed after extensive international review - deals with the range of submitted material (creative and critical). Occasional additional opinions are sought from guest reviewers with the requisite expertise.
The journal can be found here: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rmnw20/current
Gylphi Contemporary Writers: Ali Smith Symposium.
Call for Papers
One day symposium at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge on Wednesday 26th April 2023
Keynote: Dr Kaye Mitchell, Director of the Centre for New Writing, University of Manchester.
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels
at the 2023 American Literature Association conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 25–28,
The first panel, a roundtable on “Teaching Kate Chopin,” seeks short (seven- to eight-minute)
papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals
should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.
The second panel seeks proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin’s life or work. Proposals for
presentations no longer than twenty minutes should include a title, your name and affiliation, and
a 200- to 400-word abstract.
The Jonathan Bayliss Society will sponsor a roundtable panel at the 34th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 25-28, 2023, at the Westin Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.
Narrative Form in American Fiction
deadline for submissions: January 25, 2023
We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Association of Adaptation Studies Conference is taking place at the University of Birmingham. Please see below for the call for papers, and check back for more details of the conference as we get closer to the event.
Call for papersAuthenticity and Adaptation: Association of Adaptation Studies Conference
Call for Papers--DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Disability Studies Area
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico
EXTENDED Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2022
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a peer-reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming issues. Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is listed or indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Index Copernicus Master List, ERIH Plus, and TR Index.
5thBiennial U.S. Latinx Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
“Life and Death in Latinx Literatures”
April 5th-April 7th, 2023
Abstracts Due: January 9th, 2023
Call for Papers:
The 20th Annual
Religion Graduate Student Symposium at Florida State University
February 17 & 18, 2023
This year’s symposium will center on the theme: “Sensational Religion”
This is our first in-person symposium since the beginning of the Sars-Cov2 global pandemic and we invite scholars to present papers addressing sensory aspects of the "new normal" for the study of religion. Previous symposia have featured scholars from a wide array of disciplines, universities, and areas. We invite papers from fields as varied as History, Anthropology, Political Science, Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Classics.
The fragment and its rhythms: writing practices, sites of thought, acts of resistance
Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada, April 27th and 28th, 2023
Conference organized by Sarah Labelle, Benoîte Turcotte-Tremblay and Justina Uribe
In its very form, literature cannot be separated from time, from the history that gives it an anchor, from the moment of creation, from the rhythm that controls or frees the writings. The fragmentary form discloses the vestiges of time in their most material shape, helping us apprehend language through its smallest elements.
Call for Papers
2023 EALA Annual Conference
Mapping Care: Imaginations, Practices, and Theories
Conference Organizers: ROC English and American Literature Association (EALA, Taiwan) and National Cheng Kung University
Date: October 14, 2023
Venue: National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Call for Articles – ‘Uncanny Perspectives: Texts, Images, Experiences’
IDEA – Interdisciplinary Discourses, Education and Analysis launches a call for articles for its new issue ‘Uncanny Perspectives: Texts, Images, Experiences’.
The twentieth-century literature and culture tended to explore and to celebrate subjectivity. But this tendency did not mean the turn to the self, but beyond the self, to a dimension of fragmentation of experience, which questions, often in radical ways, our ordinary notions of identity and belonging.
In “Land Sickness”, Nikolaj Schultz describes how he goes on vacation to “detach from the material consequences of [his] existence,” but upon arrival on a French island, he is once more faced with the material reality of existence, as the island’s coastline is eroding, caused by rising sea levels and the pressure of foreign tourism. He writes: “Neither Pareto, Marx or Bourdieu died in vain, but none of them offer a language sufficient to articulate the geo-social struggle for territory that unfolds on the island. I myself lack a language to understand what is happening.” How indeed, does one think and write about the world that is disappearing under our feet?
For nearly two decades, the “antisocial thesis” has enthralled queer theoretical thought, permeating a variety of debates surrounding relationality, sexuality, gender, race, psychoanalysis, and temporality. Christened by Robert L. Caserio during an infamous 2005 MLA panel, the antisocial thesis, Caserio elaborates, described a “decade of explorations of queer unbelonging” positioned against an intensifying “gay rage for normalizing sociability.” As Robyn Wiegman warns, however, the antisocial thesis “is not ‘a’ thesis.
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Boston, May 25-28. We are interested in abstracts that examine the influence of Charles Olson and/or other Black Mountain Poets on poetic practices and their developments up to the present. A variety of poets took up the innovative practices of figures like Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Robert Duncan, John Wieners, and others associated with Black Mountain. How have the practices of this fundamentally important school of poetics been extended, transformed, and/or resisted by other poets?
Canadian Review of American Studies (University of Toronto Press) is the leading American Studies journal outside the United States and the only journal in Canada that deals with cross-border themes and their implications for multicultural societies. Published three times a year, the journal aims to further multi- and interdisciplinary analyses of the culture of the US and of social relations between the US and Canada. CRAS is a dynamic and innovative journal, providing unique perspectives and insights in an increasingly complex and intertwined world of extraordinarily difficult problems that continue to call for scholarly input.
Rights and Responsibility in Jewish Tradition
March 1-4, 2023
Dallas, TX and online
Sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Narrative, the International Conference on Narrative is an interdisciplinary forum addressing all dimensions of narrative theory and practice. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium; papers, however, should be in English. Organizers are particularly interested in discussions connected to the topic “Narratives in the Public Sphere."
BU Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference
Call For Papers: Illusion & Delusion
From the Coronavirus pandemic to the Russo-Ukrainian War, researchers are arguably more aware now than ever of their presence at the crossroads of perceived and misconstrued conflicts. The global political and ecological crises that confront us are strongly linked to imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and exploitation of resources. Literature and film offer pathways to explore global conflict and as a result - whether on the page or the screen - lines are blurred between what is real and what is perceived.
This panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in literature and media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” An overworked but underexplored cultural trope, safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.
This seminar investigates “pornography” and “propaganda” as two categories that attempt to set boundaries around acceptable language. They work as genre designations as often as they work as aesthetic judgements and denunciations. When an object, a picture, or a text is accused of being pornographic or propagandistic, it stands accused of using representational force in an unacceptable way – too direct, too explicit, too symbolic, too something to accord with the idealized sincerity and critical openness of acceptable, normal, or mainstream discourse, of speech that should be unquestionably “free.”