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UVa GradCon 2022: Networks

updated: 
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 2:15pm
Graduate English Students Association, University of Vriginia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

We are delighted to extend the following updated invitation!

From April 7-9, 2022 the Graduate English Students Association at the University of Virginia will present its annual conference, titled and themed Networks. Our conference committee seeks papers by graduate students, as well as scholars, teachers, researchers, artists, and community leaders, institutionally affiliated or otherwise, on the topic of “networks.” 

Seeking Articles for Canadian Review of American Studies (general submissions and special issue on Outlander series)

updated: 
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 8:59am
Canadian Review of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

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.

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

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 8:24am
Gabriel Quigley
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting

National Taiwan Normal University

June 15-18

 

Event, Nonevent, Unevent

*SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 30* 

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

 

Shifting Grounds:Changing Models of Nature in the Former Soviet Sphere

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:27pm
Brian Yang/ University of Illinois at Urbana-Chmpaign
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Slavic Graduate Students Association (SGSA) in conjunction with the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign invites submissions of presentation proposals from scholars across disciplines to this year’s conference, titled “Shifting Grounds: Changing Models of Nature in the Former Soviet Sphere.” This interdisciplinary conference is intended to explore the movement of disparate models of nature as they circulate through and coalesce into larger ideas about Post-Soviet and Eurasian existence.

[conference] Immortal Materiality Or Mortal Objects?

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:27pm
University of Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Immortal Materiality or Mortal Objects?

Our lives are inextricably entwined with the materiality we both make and utilize, but to what extent is it inseparable from humanity and the identities therein? Does materiality have a life of its own and does it end?

Call for papers for 1-day hybrid conference on 16th of December. Send a title, abstract (max 200 words), full name, university or institution, email and how you plan to join (online or physical attendance) to mortalobjectsconference@gmail.com

Deadline: 19th November

Location: Oudemanhuispoort D.108, Amsterdam or ONLINE

Deadline Extension: Global Crisis(es) between Image, Language and Time: On the Fantastic in Contemporary Films and Series

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 4:17pm
Julia Bruehne / University of Bremen (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

version française cf. ci-dessous / versión española véase abajo

Global Crisis(es) between Image, Language and Time: On the Fantastic in Contemporary Films and Series
Organization:
Julia Brühne, Orlando Valenzuela Celis, Padraic Wilson (University of Bremen, March 03-05, 2022).

"Only connect!" Delivery Systems in American Fiction - ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:46am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

E. M. Forster had something aesthetic in mind with that famous phrase, but it applies as well to more practical or material kinds of systems, networks, and patterns in American fiction, from the whaling industry in Moby-Dick (and the Pequod as metonym for that industry) to the various networks - transportation, financial, criminal, political, logistical, electronic - explored in the work of writers like Frank Norris, Philip K. Dick, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, William Vollmann, and Jonathan Bayliss.

[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?

Film History Series: Call for Book Proposals

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Call for Proposals: Film History Book Series

We are seeking proposals for complete/in-progress/planned manuscripts and edited collections for a proposed book series. The series will focus on film history: both the history of film as media texts and the history/evolution of the cinematic apparatus. 

RIT press has expressed interest in this series and has asked that we secure some projects before moving forward with approval.  

Potential topics include but are not limited to: 

Call for Chapters: Edited Collection on Vocal Fry

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:17pm
Francesco Venturi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

This multidisciplinary publication brings together leading scholars and practitioners, to explore what pulse phonation is, what it can do, and how it can be framed as a cultural phenomenon. This volume will draw on a broad range of approaches, from psycholinguistics and vocal training to new materialism and queer theory. By fusing critical theoretical approaches with performance, the book will consider the processes of production and perception of pulse phonation, its uses, and meanings in contemporary culture, music, theatre, and performance art, and the place it occupies in a broader reflection on voice and sound production. The book will conclude with a series of interviews and short statements from users and listeners of creaky voices.

Pharmacological States of Emergency

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:42pm
Cultural Studies Association Conference 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021

 

As of March 2021, a year after the United States first entered nation-wide lockdowns in response to the global spread of COVID-19, the National Center for Health Statistics reported a 30% increase in drug overdose deaths across the country. Antidepressant, anti-anxiety, and insomnia prescriptions have also hit record highs. Now public health bodies are embarking on the most ambitious vaccination campaign in US history. Living through the chronic sequelae of these interlocking (and still unfolding) crises is bearable only by recourse to a pharmaceutical fix.

Communities of Distance

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:41pm
Marshall Meyer / Johns Hopkins University Department of Comparative Thought and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

From the global to the individual level, our sense of community has undergone a profound transformation within just a couple years. Where it once suggested closeness and intimacy, community now paradoxically demands that we maintain a healthy distance from one another—each one of us a monad tucked away in our respective homes, our old sources of community displaced as they transition to virtual formats. We even maintain patterns of disciplined isolation to protect the health and safety of those whom we would otherwise not need to consider.

The Child of the Future, Call for Paper Proposals Deadline for submission: January 5th, 2022

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:37pm
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Child of the Future Call for Paper ProposalsDeadline for submission: January 5th, 2022 University of Cambridge, St John's College | Thursday June 30th – Friday July 1st, 2022 "...the symbiont children developed a complex subjectivity composed of loneliness, intense sociality, intimacy with nonhuman others, specialness, lack of choice, fullness of meaning, and sureness of future purpose." (Haraway, 2016, Staying With The Trouble, p.149)  After living through a once-in-a-generation pandemic, whilst in the midst of a slowly-evolving climate crisis, our expectations about what the future of humanity will look like have been called into serious question.

Postdoctoral Program: Social Sciences and Humanities in a Post-Crisis Period

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:36pm
European Scientific Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022

This program is designed to advance the academic and professional careers of Ph.D. holders through collaboration with experienced research advisers and participation in multidisciplinary and international research groups together with other post-doctoral fellows.
The language of the program is English and Spanish.

(un)Masked

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:32pm
Department of English 15th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 6, 2022

The English Graduate Students’ Association (EGSA) solicits proposals for its upcoming Annual Graduate Student Conference. The EGSA invites proposals from graduate students, early career researchers, and established academics working in any discipline, period, or geographical region. The conference will take place bimodally on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of March, both in Ottawa and via Zoom. To present, please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by January 10th, 2022 to uottawa.conference@gmail.com.

Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

-Oscar Wilde

Space and Movement through Literature, Theory, and Culture

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:32pm
Purdue University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

Purdue University Literary, Interdisciplinary, Theory and Culture Organization Graduate Student Symposium, March 4-5, 2022

Space and Movement through Literature, Theory, and Culture 

“Post-Magical Realism in the Post-truth Era.”

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:29pm
Canadian Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

CCLA  Annual Conference, June 21 – 24, 2022 

Call for Panel Paper Presentation: “Post-Magical Realism in the Post-truth Era.” 

The Canadian Comparative Literature Association invites contributions to the 2022 annual conference on the theme of “Divergence and Convergence in Comparative Literature” within the context of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism from June 21 to 24, 2022.

ACLA 2022: The Novel from Land to Sea [deadline extended!]

updated: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 2:50pm
Victoria Baena, Kathleen DeGuzman
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

In this seminar, we hope to rethink long-held associations between novel and nation-state in light of recent insights from oceanic studies, archipelagic studies, as well as transatlantic, transpacific, and Indian Ocean contexts. What kinds of genres and narrative frameworks unfold from a maritime, as opposed to land-based, perspective? How do novelists negotiate these commitments across multiple scales—and what ways of reading emerge by centering islands, coasts, ports, and other liminal spaces?

Humour in Times of Confrontations, 1901 to the Present

updated: 
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 7:12pm
Routledge in the Humour in Literature and Culture series
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

CFP (due 31 Dec 2021): Humour in Times of Confrontations, 1901 to the Present(under contract with Routledge)

 

We’d like to invite humanities scholars to contribute to our edited volume, Humour in Times of Confrontations, 1901 to the Present, to be published in 2022/23 by Routledge in the Humour in Literature and Culture series.

 

Reorienting the Gulf: Epistemologies, Intellectual Traditions, and New Approaches

updated: 
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 7:11pm
Reorienting the Gulf
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 27, 2021

This is a call for contributions to a set of articles we aim to submit to a leading peer-reviewed journal as a special issue on “Reorienting the Gulf: Epistemologies, intellectual traditions and new approaches”. The project is organised by Charlotte Lysa (University of Oslo), Marc Owen Jones (Hamad bin Khalifa University), and Fatema Hubail (Georgetown University Qatar). Among possible target journals, the Journal of Arabian Studies has expressed an interest in principle, subject as always to the usual double-blind peer-review process.

Anti-Oedipus at Fifty (PCA/ACA, Philosophy and Culture Area, panel/roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 7:10pm
Philosophy and Culture Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Annual Convention, conducted virtually, April 13-16, 2022, http://pcaaca.org/area/philosophy-and-culture)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 5, 2021

Synopsis: Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia turns fifty in 2022. Awash as we are in libidinally-driven fantasy systems that reify pathological desire and injury as mythology, paranoid distortion as reality, and the resulting pair as ideology weaponized as moral justice, Anti-Oedipus would appear to be as urgent today as it was a half-century ago. The proposed session would be an occasion to explore it anew, both in its own right, and in terms of its enduring influence and importance.

All approaches are welcome.

Beginnings and Endings: Embracing or Rejecting Change

updated: 
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 3:07pm
The Acacia Group at California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

Beginnings and Endings: Embracing or Rejecting Change

The 2022 Acacia Group Annual Graduate Conference 

California State University, Fullerton 

March 18-19, 2022

“But for me, it was not over, I mean, over in the sense of beginning and ending, because to me there was no beginning nor ending to anything then.” William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying (175)

The Association for Philosophy and Literature 2022 Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 3:06pm
Association for Philosophy and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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.

Disability Studies Area, SWPACA--Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 1:44pm
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Call for Papers– DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Disability Studies Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2021

American Fury: Collective Action and the Politics of Moral Outrage

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:57am
Myra Mendible/Florida Gulf Coast University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

 

 “Our ability to respond with outrage depends upon a tacit realization that there is a worthy life that has been injured or lost…”

Judith Butler, “Survivability, Vulnerability, Affect.”

 

"Future of Work": Rapoport Center's Working Paper Series

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:52am
Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at UT Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Rapoport Center’s Working Paper Series -- part of University of Texas at Austin's Center for Human Rights and Justice -- is seeking to publish innovative papers by established and early-career researchers and practitioners. Authors from all disciplines are welcome to submit papers on a variety of human rights and social justice topics. At present, we are particularly interested in papers in line with the Rapoport Center’s current thematic focus on the future of work.

"Future of Work": Rapoport Center's Working Paper Series

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:52am
Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at UT Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Rapoport Center’s Working Paper Series -- part of University of Texas at Austin's Center for Human Rights and Justice -- is seeking to publish innovative papers by established and early-career researchers and practitioners. Authors from all disciplines are welcome to submit papers on a variety of human rights and social justice topics. At present, we are particularly interested in papers in line with the Rapoport Center’s current thematic focus on the future of work.

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