From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?
Chief Editor's Bio: Dr. Saswat Samay Das teaches Critical Theory, Continental Thinking and Deleuze Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
Please consider submitting a manuscript for our special issue, Opening the Ecological Text, in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Humanities. Here is the call for papers and the link where you can submit:
Teaching Food in LiteratureOverview
While the theme for this year’s NEMLA conference proposes the dyad of “tradition and innovation,” some recent work in the Digital Humanities has skirted these two poles. An influential forum on “Ethics, Theories, and Practices of Care” in the 2019 edition of Debates in the Digital Humanities explores the status of care relations, maintenance and repair, the embrace of lowered-innovation levels, and the turn away from compulsive productivity in the sphere of Digital Humanities scholarship and pedagogy. These concerns follow a similar wave of interest in care and care relations in literary studies.
East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies
National Taiwan University Press (NTUP) and University of South Carolina Press (USCP) announce a groundbreaking series: East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies. This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in language, literature, drama, and cultural studies, including East-West precolonial, colonial, modern or contemporary contacts. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. An anthology of edited essays with a thematic focus is also welcome.
Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:
Call for Proposals: It's About Perspective Podcast
This newly launching podcast, It's About Perspective, strives to explore topics surrounding horror, gothic, science fiction, fantasy, the supernatural and other subgenres. Each season will extract a topic for analysis and discussion. The opening season will begin with lycanthropy. There are no boundaries, whether it be based on constructions and roots, an argument on the 'good' versus 'bad' werewolf or on anti-werewolf imagery, all engaging arguments and perspectives are welcome. This is deliberately broad to encourage a variety of contributions and keep each episode new and interesting.
Topics may include but are in no way limited to the following:
The book invites papers on topics which are broadly “Post-colonial.” However, for convenience, some sub-themes are given below.
1. Politics of Narration in Post-Colonial Texts.
2. Culture and Representation.
3. Crisis- Individual, Cultural, Social.
4. Individual Identity Crisis.
5. Representation and Portrayal.
7.The “Post” in Post-colonial.
8. Post-colonial Text and Context.
9. Globalization and Post-colonialism.
10. Writing Back- A Reality or a notion?
JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS
Vol. 44, No. 1, Spring 2021
(Special Issue on Indian Writing in English)
Guest Editor: Dr. Arunima Ray, Assistant Professor of English,
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Call for Papers
Regis College, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities
We are Pleased to Announce a Virtual Symposium on the First Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint John Henry Newman and 75th Anniversary of the first Newman Symposium at Regis College. October 23, 2020.
Conference Theme: Newman: Scholar, Convert, Reformer, Cardinal, Saint
Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Dadosky, Ph.D., S.T.D.
Spaces and Places
2nd Global Interdisciplinary Conference
Sunday 14th March 2021 - Monday 15th March 2021
This panel examines high and low theories of the Victorian novel. Value of the 19th-century novel has fluctuated over time and under the influence of critics. Taking core theories into renewed consideration, this panel aims to gain perspective over high and low culture in its relation to the novel.
Open Philosophy journal (https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/opphil/opphil-overview.xml) invites groups of researchers, conference organizers and individual scholars to submit their proposals of edited volumes to be considered as topical issues of the journal for 2021.
Proposals will be collected by October 31, 2020.
To submit your proposal please contact Dr Katarzyna Tempczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org
this to report that academic Journal "Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione" has opened a new call for paper for its three permanent sections: Essays, a miscellaneous collection of academic articles on different topics; Translation Theory and Practice, devoted to papers on Translation Studies as well as to the publication of original translations of literary texts (both poetry and prose), accompanied by a critical commentary; Reprints, presenting works that, however pivotal for the scientific community and the history of Literary Studies, have never been translated into Italian or are no longer available in their first printed editions.
Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism. We are seeking chapters that show how transgender theory can provide novel insights for developing literary theory and conducting literary criticism, as well as chapters that analyze specific literary works that explore transgender identity and experience from the perspectives of a variety of literary theories. Confirmed contributions include:
“Cross Pollination: Marcel Proust’s Epistemology of Dysphoria,” Mat Fournier, PhD, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Ithaca College, USA
The proliferation of essays on the essay is evidence of this literary form’s provocative nature. The essay compels us to reflect on what this art form “is,” while it avoids easy classification. In “She: Portrait of the Essay as a Warm Body,” Cynthia Ozick invites us to think of the essay not so much as a genre, but rather as a gender: “She is too fluid or too elusive to be a category... she is the protagonist, the secret self's personification…why should we not call her she?”
This panel welcomes proposals for papers or projects addressing any aspect of professional sovereignty, authority, or secrecy within or between professions. We invite conversations about the functions or representations of sovereignty, authority, or secrecy within any genre of Literature.
Call for Papers: Looking at Femininity 'Sympodcast'
The Journal of Finnish Studies is now inviting manuscript submissions for a special issue on working-class literature. While we are specifically inviting revisions of the papers presented in the literature panels during FinnFest USA 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, this call is open to any work that focuses on academic research on Finnish-American working-class literature, or working-class literature of the Finnish diaspora anywhere in the world (including, but not limited to, Sweden and Australia). The submissions are due to email@example.com by January 31, 2021.
The Journal of Finnish Studies is a peer-reviewed research journal, ranked as JUFO-2 in Finland.
3 Day International Web-Conference
Rethinking Humanities and its Entanglements
Amity Institute of English Studies and Research, Amity University Kolkata
August 5-7, 2020
Concept Note and Call for Proposals:
Philadelphia, PA, March 11-14, 2021
Panel on French literature
This interdisciplinary panel invites papers from those working at the intersection of any of the following areas: Modernism, Women’s and Gender Studies, Law, and Literary and Critical Theory. It focuses on the literary response to the changing legal landscape in Britain between the years of 1890-1945. Though there has been much critical work on law and gender in the Modernist period, particularly as relates to canonical Modernist figures Virginia Woolf and Ford Madox Ford, among others, this panel invites contributions that considers literary texts in the context of the law, broadly conceived.
As we progress deeper and deeper into an age of data abundance, as what Simon Rogers describes a phenomenon of a “time in which we are all surrounded by data” with continued access to it, we are at the heart of a process of self-digitization, datafication, and online existence. Our move into cyberspaces and our dependence on digital platforms for information, communication, congregation, and self-design necessitate the crucial intervention of the Humanities as a discipline and a human-centered approach to understand what it means to be human in the digital age.
CALL FOR PAPERS ISSUE 5.2: ‘Bodies in Disarray’
MEL (Middle Eastern Literatures) is willing to consider a potential special issue on men and masculinities to discuss the changing social construction of masculinities in Middle Eastern literatures, and to elaborate on how literature as a field can contribute to the theorization of masculinities. This special issue is intended to explore masculinities as dynamic and multifaceted phenomena emerging within contradictory cultural, material and discursive contexts of the Middle East. The aim is to locate and dislocate masculinities, along the line of thought presented by Andrea Cornwall and Nancy Lindisfarne in Dislocating Masculinity (1994).
Title: Adoption in Film
Adoption & Culture 9.2 [ 2021]
Adoption & Culture publishes essays on any aspect of adoption’s intersection with culture, including but not limited to scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, film, or any other popular or academic representation of adoption. Adoption & Culture accepts submissions of previously unpublished essays for review.
South Asia in Alternative Cinema(s)
SFSU School of Cinema 22nd Annual Cinema Studies Graduate Conference:
Mediating Democracy: Contemporary Politics in Film and Media
February 11-12, 2021
Keynote Speaker: Ellen C. Scott (Associate Professor, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television)
Call for Papers for "1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature", Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)
Drawing upon anthropological, psychological, and philosophical knowledge as well as personal experiences, the high modernists wrote their now-famous classics, including The Waste Land, Ulysses, Jacob's Room, among many others, in the expanded context of a post-War generation facing the larger world via the influences upon them and the influences they and their works would create. These interrelationships among European, British, and American modernism (so-called international modernism), and the emergence of World Literature, provide the framework for the issue.