Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing invites submissions for Volume 9 (2021). For more information, please see the journal's listing at The WAC Clearinghouse: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/
Call for Papers
The Iranian Yearbook of Phenomenology2022
Phenomenology: The Basic Concepts
MLA 2022 in Washington DC 6 - 9 Jan 2022
ASECS/allied organization panel
This panel invites considerations of philosopher Sylvia Wynter’s theories of humanness in reimagining eighteenth-century studies, particularly how race, location, and time together inform what it means to be human.
Please send 200-word proposals to Tita Chico (email@example.com) by March 15, 2021.
Call for Papers
Alluvium Special Issue: “Futurity in Crisis” (Abstracts deadline 8th of March 2021. First Draft Submissions 5th April 2021)
Guest edited by the Contemporary Theoretical Network
In this special issue of Alluvium, the Contemporary Theoretical Network (Ctrl Network) invites submissions on the topic of futurity in crisis.
The CLCS Renaissance/Early Modern forum of the MLA invites paper proposals for a guaranteed session at MLA 2022 (Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022). We plan a panel on insurrection, tyranny, and resistance in a wide range of early modern contexts. What political theories and literary traditions shape early modern writers’ understandings? How do literary texts themselves respond to contemporary events, imagine alternative futures, and transform current conversations? We particularly welcome comparative and transnational perspectives. Please send 250-word abstracts and brief CVs to Penelope Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 March 2021.
This session is open to any proposal that explores the intersection of literature and some other art. However, in accordance with the conference theme "City of God, City of Destruction," we welcome papers that explore the cross-sections between literature and the other arts in connection to issues of the urban, cityscapes, the postmodern, noir, gothic, or religious spaces or architecture, or religious or spiritual painting or sculpture.
To submit a paper proposal, please visit https://pamla.ballastacademic.com, and look for session 18248 Literature and the Other Arts (in person) or 18249 (on line)
Henry James scholarship has hesitated to engage with the challenges and opportunities presented by the rich and proliferating constellation of thought that is Trans Studies. How might the question of transgender revise, reinvigorate or transform our understanding of James’s writing, and / or of James as a biographical subject?
We welcome proposals addressing any aspect of the topic. Possible approaches might include:
- Transgender subjects in James’s fictional worlds and nonfiction texts
- Transgender and subjectless queer critique
- Sex, gender, and narration
- Transgender and sexuality
- Transgender and sibling relationships
Marx and Engels famously use the term lumpenproletariat to describe “that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of old society.” The concept suggests that the most marginal are not part of the revolutionary class but are in fact more likely to function as a “bribed tool of reactionary intrigue.” As Raphael Samuel noted, the word came to function as an “unproblematic term of abuse” in early twentieth-century Communist discourse, suggesting a relation between political unreliability and moral failings. The precarious were not merely represented as a threat to radical movements but as personally contemptible in ways that drew on conservative ideas of the undeserving poor.
I'm seeking abstracts of 250 words due March 7, 2021 for an edited collection under contract with an academic publisher entitled "Women Writing Trauma in Literature." The book considers literary representations of trauma by women writers. Rather than focusing on one time period or nationality, this collection considers a global range of women’s experiences with or depictions of traumatic encounters in literature. In particular, this book examines the relationship between trauma, identity, and literary form. Send abstracts to email@example.com. Notification of accepted essays by April 1, 2021. Completed chapters (4000-6000 words) due by July 2021.
"Crossroads: The Risks of Making Choices"
Virtural Conference: April 16th-17th
"Each decision we make closes off a series of possible alternatives. What happens if we try to make several contradictory decisions at once and keep them separate, in open series? A political life, an academic life, an emotional life, family life, sexual, religious, all of which may have diffuse (not to say clandestine) relationships between them" Ricardo Piglia, The Way Out (258)
Cornell EGSO 2021 Conference: Vulnerability
DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 15, 2021
Virtual Conference April 16th - 17th, 2021
Call For Proposals:
44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
October 14-16, 2021
Deadline: March 17, 2021
Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance
Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability in dramatic texts and performance. We invite research utilizing Disability Studies in any dramatic period. Panels will showcase discussions on representation, image, symbolism, societal regulation or construction of disability, casting, and depictions of the disabled in playtexts and dramatic performance.
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.
Call for Chapters for Edited Collection
Difficult Death: Challenging Cultural Representations of Death, Dying and the Dead in Media and Culture
Deadline: Monday 1 May 2021
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces
an edited collection, full proposal currently in peer review
Jeanmarie Higgins, PhD and Elisha Clark Halpin, MFA
The Pennsylvania State University School of Theatre
European Judaismis pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue devoted to the Man Booker-Prize-winning novelist, Howard Jacobson.
As David Brauner writes in his recently published monograph, Howard Jacobson is a protean figure:
A Leavisite moralist with a puritanical streak, and a chronicler of dark sexual obsessions and perversions; a highly serious humanist intellectual and a hilariously comic provocateur; a passionate polemicist and an ardent advocate of ‘ambiguity and contradiction’; the author of (in his own words) ‘the most Jewish novel that has ever been written by anybody, anywhere’, whose literary heroes are Jane Austen and D.H. Lawrence, Jacobson revels in ambivalence.
Barthes Studies CFP : Special Issue of Barthes Studies on Angela Carter and Roland Barthes
Guest editor: Marine Furet, Cardiff University
UPDATE: (Rescheduled) Dickens and Decadence
deadline for submissions:
April 30, 2021
full name / name of organization:
Dickens and Decadence
Stockholm University, Sweden
Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2021
Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics
2-3 September 2021
Conference Homepage: https://www.english.su.se/2.60277
The Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (RHM) Symposium is a mix of highly competitive, open-call papers and invited participants, which results in a diverse gathering of folks from graduate students to full professors from a variety of disciplines and fields. The RHM symposium seeks to bring together humanities and social scientific research traditions in a rhetorically focused way to allow scholars to build new interdisciplinary theories, methodologies, and insights that can impact our understanding of health, medicine, illness, healing, and wellness. The 2021 RHM Symposium will be held virtually on September 9 & 10.
Humanities Bulletin is looking for new Editorial Board Members with the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of development, on a voluntary basis. It is a significant role that will require active engagement with the journal and author community, particularly in assisting with peer review.
Humanities Bulletin was founded in 2018 and it is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK. HB is a multidisciplinary open access peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy and Arts.
2020 Visions: Imagining (Post-) COVID Worlds
Submission deadline: 2/21/2021
Edge Effects invites contributors to reflect upon its impacts and to consider the new futures that might be made possible in its wake. (Edge Effects is a public humanities blog with a focus on ecocritcism and environmental studies; it has built a readership of over 16,000 views per month)
CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts
Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, 2021
The Comparative World Literature Program at California State University, Long Beach,
invites abstracts for presentations at its 55th annual conference in Long Beach,
California on the topic of Outcasts and Outliers. In accordance with university policy,
this conference will be virtual. It is the hope of the conference committee that this
We invite international PhD students and emerging scholars to come together to consider the myriad ways that our contemporary and established traditions of rhetorical theory and criticism inform global flows of meaning-making. For 2021, we have conscientiously chosen to hold the 2021 workshop in San Luis Potosí, Mexico at El Colegio de San Luis (also referred to as COLSAN), in order to gather academics, scholars, and activists who are thinking about language and communication as we stay critical of its limits and consequences. In alignment with this purpose, the working languages in 2021 will be English and Spanish with the aid of translation software and technology.
This proposed special session roundtable invites reflections on the tensions and limits of teaching and studying literature at religious as well as secular universities and colleges. How do different institutional commitments and governing documents as well as campus cultures and constituencies implicitly and/or explicitly limit what can be taught and published at each kind of institution? What are these limits and how have scholars navigated, challenged, and/or adapted to them? What kind of institutional discursive spaces might be created between and beyond the secular/religious divide?
MLA, Washington, DC, 6–9 January 2022
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
Las Vegas, 11/11-14, 2021
Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack, USC
“Rhetoric is a coproductive function of circulation in excess of human intention, which collapses rhetoric and persuasion into the rhetorical, a process of world making that extends relationality into future publics.”
—Byron Hawk, Resounding the Rhetorical (2018)
This panel will explore recent movements in rhetorical theory writ large, either in connection with or apart from composition theory and practice. Special attention will be given to proposals that engage with the conference's theme.
Deadline Extended- 15 March 2021
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
"From Postcolonial to the Universal: Recent Trends in Postcolonial Studies"
Edited by- Dr. Sourav Kumar Nag, Assistant Professor of English, Onda Thana Mahavidyalaya, Bankura University
Dr. Sharbani Banerjee, Associate Professor of English, Triveni Devi Bhalotia College, Kazi Nazrul University
Le terrain vague du littéraire
Le langage au-delà de l’anthropos
5 novembre 2021, Université de Montréal
Organisé par Laurence Sylvain, Louis-Thomas Leguerrier, Gabriel Tétrault, Terry Cochran
Chiasma #8 Non/Non-being/Negativity
The Marxist Literary Group invites you to join us for the 2021 Institute on Culture and Society, which will take place entirely online. In an effort to make the most of our virtual environment, we aim to foreground MLG’s longstanding commitment to provide intellectual and professional mentoring and support for graduate students, pre-tenure faculty, and contingent or precariously employed faculty. To that end, this year’s ICS will primarily comprise seminar-style sessions featuring works in progress from early-career scholars. There will also be two plenary events, to provide venues in which MLG members can meet collectively, see comrades, and engage intellectually in matters relevant to our organization.