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Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Forum

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:48pm
The Graduate Student Subcommittee of the ATHE Professional Development Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The Graduate Student Subcommittee of the ATHE Professional Development Committee invites submissions for the Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Forum at ATHE 2022. This session offers the opportunity for graduate students at any stage of their degree program to present their current research. These presentations are designed to crystallize the key questions of a research project, not necessarily to describe a completed one. This session will be an opportunity for graduate students to encounter each other’s research and promote possible collaborations and feedback. Presenting graduate students will receive feedback from respondents, notable scholars in the field.

Morality and Anglo-American Modernism

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 8:24pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

 

In the years leading up to the publication of The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot decried what he called the moral cowardice endemic to post-war London, and particularly to its literary circles.  D. H. Lawrence was similarly preoccupied with morality in his literary critical essays, writing, for example, that "Morality in the novel is the trembling instablity of the balance [between opposing forces].  When the novelist puts his thumb in the scale, to pull down the balance to his own predilection, that is immorality."  And, finally, Hemingway once suggested to a group of professors that of all his novels, the best to teach is The Sun Also Rises because, he said, it is a "very moral novel."

 

Philosophy and Literature

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:33pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

This session welcomes papers that delve deeply into the shared spaces between literature and philosophy for this year's PAMLA Conference in Los Angeles, California (Nov. 11-Nov. 13, 2022).  Literature has had a long history of being discerned and practiced through the philosophical. From the early writings of Plato to the contemporary work of Martha Nussbaum, literature has generated invaluable resources of epistemology, normativity, aesthetics, and studies of language and consciousness (among other critical fields of study).

Literary Druid - Psychodynamics and Shakespeare - Special Issue - Literary Druid (ISSN 2582-4155)

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:31pm
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Psychodynamics and Shakespeare

 

Literary Druid (ISSN 2582-4155) is delighted to announce the special issue entitled Psychodynamics and Shakespeare, commemorating the 458th Birthday of the bard of Avon, William Shakespeare. The bard’s birthday has been celebrated all over the world that falls this year on Saturday 23 April 2022. Literary Druid has planned to celebrate his birthday with a modern approach to Shakespeare, decoding his myriad works in psychodynamic perspective.

RSA 2023 (San Juan, March 9–11): New Approaches to Early Modern Metaphor

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:50pm
Hayley Cotter, University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

“A metaphor,” wrote philosopher Monroe Beardsley in his Aesthetics (1958), “is a miniature poem, and the explication of a metaphor is a model for all explication.” Beardsley recognized the interpretive value of the trope, and metaphor offers a rich site to deepen cultural, artistic, and literary understanding of the early modern period. This panel seeks papers across disciplines that offer new theoretical frameworks for engaging with early modern metaphor. It also aims to foster transdisciplinary dialogue among panelists. Possible topics include visual metaphor, scientific and mathematical metaphor, metaphor in translation, poetic and literary metaphor, legal metaphor, Renaissance theories of metaphor, and problems of interpretation.

Fantasy, Prophecy, and Prediction as Causality Panel

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:46pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Panel Description:

Innovations in tech and science often begin with fantasies that embody a possibility (e.g. Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon, Dick Tracy's TV watch, flip phone communicators in Star Trek, and Neuromancer’s cyberspace as VR). Theory is followed by experimentation and prototyping, and ultimately a convergence with reality (although not without tragic casualties along the way, as in the history of flight and space exploration). In this sense, fantasy can be understood as both precursor and prophet of things-to-come.

Puppet => Machine: The Next Generation Panel

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:44pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Panel Description:

Puppets tread the threshold between human and object. On the one hand, they can appear as ideal revisions of the human, on the other as profoundly inhuman entities, characterized by their impertinent refusal to obey human laws, whether of language, feeling, or even mortality. Puppets exist at the nexus of the conference theme: quotidian objects invested with a fantasy of animation, of interiority, of drives, and independent goal states.

The Geography of Gender: Place, Space and Contexts

updated: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 8:53am
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Extended Deadline: 15 April 2022 for CFP on ‘The Geography of Gender: Place, Space and Contexts’ for July 2022 issue (Vol VII  No ii) of postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies (online, open access, peer-reviewed, DOAJ indexed) ISSN: 2456-7507. Detailed CFP available at https://postscriptum.co.in/cfp/.

 

The Geography of Gender: Place, Space and Contexts

 

Call for Papers (CFP)

for Volume VII Number ii (July 2022 issue)

 

The Object in/of Psychoanalysis

updated: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 2:10pm
Cornell University Psychoanalysis Reading Group Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Object in/of PsychoanalysisCornell University Psychoanalysis Reading Group Conference September  23-24, 2022 (in person) 
Keynote Address: Joan Copjec (Brown University)  Deadline for Paper Submissions: June 1, 2022 (300 words abstract)e-mail: conferenceparg@gmail.com 

 

CFP: Unbelonging in Postcolonial Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 2:07pm
Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS

 Unbelonging in Postcolonial Literature

Editor: M. Zafer Ayar – Karadeniz Technical University

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2022.

The Object in/of Psychoanalysis

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 10:44pm
Cornell University Psychoanalysis Reading Group Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Object in/of PsychoanalysisCornell University Psychoanalysis Reading Group Conference September  23-24, 2022 (in person)  Keynote Address: Joan Copjec (Brown University)  Deadline for Paper Submissions: June 1, 2022 (300 words abstract)e-mail: conferenceparg@gmail.com 

 

Frontiers Journal Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:20pm
Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

The Editorial Collective for Frontiers is currently inviting submissions in all areas of women’s, feminist, and gender studies. In particular, we seek to publish work that contributes to scholarly conversations on:

Call for Abstracts for Special Issue papers: 'Wombs and Tombs: Hauntings and Generational Trauma in Arab Women’s Writing'

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:20pm
Roxanne Douglas (The University of Warwick) and Layla AlAmmar (Lancaster University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

Call for Special Issue paper proposals:

Wombs and Tombs: Hauntings and Generational Trauma in Arab Women’s Writing

To be aimed at Contemporary Women’s Writing or the Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies

 

PAMLA 2022 -- Critical Theory Panel

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:19pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Submission period for the PAMLA 2022 Conference is now open. Please consider submitting a proposal to the Critical Theory panel. The description of the panel is included below. Here is the link to submit a paper: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18551

 

UPDATED The Uses of Form: Theory – Methodology – Pedagogy

updated: 
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 2:44am
Julia Ditter & Anne Korfmacher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

The Uses of Form: Theory – Methodology – Pedagogy

A Digital Workshop, 1 & 2 July 2022

UPDATE: Proposal Deadline now 8 April

Timeline:

Initial proposal deadline: 18 March

UPDATED extended deadline: 8 April

Acceptance Rejection: 1 April (postponed to 11 April)

Prerecorded papers / texts deadline: 3 June

Papers will be made available to participants two weeks before the workshop.

Workshop schedule (CET, Berlin/Paris/Amsterdam):

Friday, 1 July: 9.30 - 15.30h

Saturday, 2 July: 9.30 - 13h

Anglo Saxonica

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 1:08pm
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Anglo Saxonica is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes original and innovative research on a variety of issues relevant to the study of English(es), broadly understood both as language and as all the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking world. In so doing, Anglo Saxonica also promotes dialogue among English-speaking geocultural areas. Its editorial policy promotes the thematic cohesion of each volume, open to different academic approaches on current issues in English and American studies, including original research articles, reviews, interviews and selections of creative writing. The journal also publishes special issues with a particular thematic focus that are guest-edited by leading scholars in the field.

Poetry and Politics (PAMLA, November 11-13, Los Angeles)

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 1:07pm
Dr. Andrew Lyndon Knighton / Cal State LA Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

In anticipation of the 2022 Annual Convention of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (to be held at UCLA, November 11-13, 2022), we seek proposals on the intersections of politics and poetry in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  This session affords a space to assess the past century’s poetic/political interventions, exploring how poetry and poetic experience have lent themselves to critiquing the status quo, imagining radical futures, mobilizing collectivities, and resisting the present in various ways.  Of particular interest are abstracts that are adjacent to the conference theme –“Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian” –or which specifically engage with the poetry of Los Angeles as

Trauma in the Age of Trauma

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 1:07pm
MMLA 2022 in Minneapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Recent essays and articles in publications like The Atlantic and Vox have voiced growing concerns about the increasing elasticity of “trauma.” Even so, those same texts note the value of recognizing others’ trauma and of responding ethically to their stories. This worth is particularly evident in the wake of the many Covid-related traumatic events and the most recent racial reckonings (that may or may not have occurred) in the US and around the world.

TRANSLATION AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: APPROACHES IN AESTHETICS

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:07pm
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERSJournal of Comparative Literature and AestheticsTranslation and Comparative Literature: Approaches in Aesthetics

The Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics welcomes papers for its forthcoming special issue "Translation and Comparative Literature: Approaches in Aesthetics."

Important dates:

Submission deadline: 31 October 2022
Decision of acceptance: 15 November 2022
Publication of the issue: Jan-Feb 2023 (Vol. 46, No. 1, Spring 2023)
Email for sending papers (or queries): jclaindia@gmail.com

Submission Guidelines:

From Language to Psychology and from Ideology to Destruction

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:03pm
Chris Shei / Swansea University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

From Language to Psychology and from Ideology to Destruction: Exploring the Fossilization and the Liberation of the Mind

Call for chapter proposals

Dr Chris Shei

[Update] Reason: Special issue of The Comparatist

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:03pm
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

                                                                 Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist 

Topic: Reason

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

Routledge Companion to Working-Class Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:03pm
Ben Clarke, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

I am currently soliciting chapters for the Routledge Companion to Working-Class Literature, which is under contract and scheduled to appear next year. Most of the contributors are already confirmed, so I am looking for essays on particular subjects. These include:

 

• theories of working-class literature

• pre-industrial literature by workers

• working-class literature in the Global South

• African-American, Asian-American, and Latinx working-class literature

• queer working-class literature

• the future of working-class literature and literary studies

 

Morality and Anglo-American Modernism

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:02pm
MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 28, 2022

In the years leading up to the publication of The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot decried what he called the moral cowardice endemic to post-war London, and particularly to its literary circles.  D. H. Lawrence was similarly preoccupied with morality in his literary critical essays, writing, for example, that "Morality in the novel is the trembling instablity of the balance [between opposing forces].  When the novelist puts his thumb in the scale, to pull down the balance to his own predilection, that is immorality."  And, finally, Hemingway once suggested to a group of professors that of all his novels, the best to teach is The Sun Also Rises because, he said, it is a "very moral novel."

(Trans)Homonationalism in Anti-Gender Times

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 12:57pm
2022 European Geographies of Sexualities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 27, 2022

When mass movements are rising up against so-called “gender ideology” and succeeding in implementing anti-trans and anti-queer legislation across the globe, has the time come to reconsider—or perhaps even suspend—radical critiques of queer liberalism, homonormativity, and homonationalism? Elżbieta Korolczuk and Agnieszka Graff, for instance, have asserted that “while feminists, mostly from the global South, have long critiqued the discourse of universal human rights and the neocolonial elements in UN population policies, today it is clear that a wholesale rejection of universalism plays into the hands of right-wing populists” (816).

Special Issue Call for Papers: "Writing Aslant: Voicing across Genders in Nineteenth-Century Literature"

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

https://www.ncgsjournal.com/cfp.htmlThe term aslant slips between categories: as an adverb it indicates a direction or orientation, but as a preposition it moves across. Neither is it straight nor does it ever quite arrive, remaining in transition. A vowel away from Emily Dickinson’s imperative for poets to “tell it slant,” it strays even further.

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

MMLA’s permanent African American Literature section invites papers that examine the way black writers use black aesthetics in their work(s) to promote a “cultural ensemble” as Fred Moten notes. With the 2022 MMLA theme of “Post-Now,” this section is concerned with how black writers use aesthetics to shape and/or reshape the resistance that blackness brings. American Blackness, of course, begins through the resistance of the object and the irruption or interruption of personhood and subjectivity. Even through, or perhaps because of, this resistance, blackness maintains a collective being. As such, I invite works that are concerned with how black writers use: music, art, violence, movement, language, communication, sex, etc.

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