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Crime Fiction and Ecology (Updated - Additional Chapters Needed)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 2:02pm
Dr Nathan Ashman/ University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

This is a final call for chapter proposals for The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction and Ecology. We are seeking 5-6 additional chapters, with particular interest in the following topics/research areas:

  • Petrofictions
  • Environmental Thrillers
  • The Global South
  • Truth/Post-Truth
  • Australian Crime Fiction
  • Energy Conflict

Please email abstracts of no more than 400 words along with a short biographical statement to Nathan Ashman (n.ashman@uea.ac.uk) by 30th June 2022. Essays will be commissioned shortly after for delivery by December 1st, 2022.

The collection is slated for release in Summer 2023

Boundaries and Borders of the Unknown

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 3:41pm
Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

‘The Unconscious and Everyday Life’ PPS Postgraduate Conference 2022 on:

Boundaries and Borders of the Unknown

To be held on the University of Essex Colchester campus and on Zoom Friday 27 and Monday 30 May 2022

Open to all current Postgraduate Research and Professional Doctorate students

 

Graduate Student Teaching Demonstration Sessions

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 3:14pm
The Graduate Student Subcommittee of the ATHE Professional Development Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Graduate Student Teaching Demonstration Sessions

The Graduate Student and Pedagogy Subcommittees of the ATHE Professional Development Committee invites submissions for a Graduate Student Teaching Demonstration Sessions at ATHE 2022. In these sessions, graduate students will have an opportunity to demonstrate an example of their teaching, so that they can receive feedback on their pedagogical skills and areas for improvement from our faculty panelists. These respondents will be chosen based on the focus of the graduate students’ teaching demonstrations. Audience members can also learn tips and tricks for teaching by watching the demos and participating in the feedback portion.

 

The Vocation of the Peacemaker

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 3:14pm
the Peace and Justice Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

2022 Call for Proposals

Annual Conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association

The Vocation of the Peacemaker

University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH 

October 13 – 16, 2022

“Vocation is one’s response to a call from beyond oneself to use one’s strengths and gifts to make the world a better place through service, creativity, and leadership.  To speak of vocation or calling is to suggest that my life is  a response to something beyond myself.”

-Roger Ebertz, University of Dubuque [1]

 

EXTENDED: REVEALING POSTHUMAN ENCOUNTERS IN PERFORMANCE

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 9:47am
Stefano Boselli and Sarah Lucie
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

EXTENDED: Call for Chapter Proposals

REVEALING POSTHUMAN ENCOUNTERS IN PERFORMANCE

Edited by Stefano Boselli and Sarah Lucie

to be published by Routledge

Extended Deadline for abstract proposals: April 15, 2022

Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance is an intervention to reframe current theatre studies methodologies to attend to the broader spectrum of non-human actors and the crucial ways they exert agency in the theatre event. 

MLA 2023: Temporal Turns

updated: 
Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 10:19pm
MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

What is time? Why and how have questions surrounding temporality become central to queer and Black studies in recent times? What is the (non)relation between queer temporality and Black time? Please send 300-word abstracts and a short bio to mstekl@stanford.edu and jennyme@stanford.edu. The MLA 2023 conference will take place in San Francisco, CA, from January 5-8 2023. 

Health is Wealth!

updated: 
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 5:08pm
Dr Kay Walter, Program Chair Arkansas Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Call for Papers

Faculty and Independent Scholars from all disciplines are invited to
submit abstracts of no more than 150 words describing their 15 to 20
minute proposed presentations on topics related to language(s), literature,
theoretical analyses, and pedagogical applications of those subjects.
Several sessions at this year’s meeting will focus specifically on the conference
theme, so abstracts addressing this idea are particularly welcome:

Health Is Wealth.

Violence and Autonomy: Indigenizing Speculative Fiction (PAMLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 11:40am
Carlos Tkacz / University of Nevada, Las Vegas
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Speculative fiction has become the space in which imaginings of the future proliferate not totally free of the specter of history but free from the fatalism that subaltern communities often are forced to cope with under the weight of that history. As such, Indigenous writers, both in the US and in the rest of the world, have turned to the genre as a way to construct futurisms of survivance and resistance. If the weight of history has and does manifest itself in violence, both physical and otherwise, then the question of autonomy is central, for violence is perhaps the most basic violation of the individual and the communal.

Jewish Los Angeles (PAMLA Panel) - Nov. 11-13, 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 7:03pm
Jana Schmidt / German Historical Institute DC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Jewish Los Angeles "Jewish Literature and Culture" panel at the Pacific Modern Languages AssociationNovember 11-13, 2022 From Boyle Heights to Hollywood, and from Santa Monica to the Valley, Los Angeles has been a site for fantastic projections, colonial encounters, and organized struggles for Jews “moving West” since the late 19th century. This panel explores how L.A. as the other “promised land” is figured in the writings, films, artworks, and music of Jewish Californians and immigrants.  From its settlement as a supposedly empty “virgin territory” to its more recent description as a city that has no memory of itself, Los Angeles is often stylized as a place without identity, history, or borders (Baudrillard, Mike Davis, Thom Andersen, Vanessa Place).

Society for Utopian Studies Conference: "make, unmake, remake"

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 7:02pm
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 22, 2022

"make, unmake, remake"

November 9th-13th, 2022
Society for Utopian Studies
Embassy Suites Charleston Historic District
Charleston, SC
#SUS2022

We invite creative and scholarly responses to our conference theme--"make, unmake, remake"-- with a particular interest in panels that offer interdisciplinary approaches to shared questions in utopian studies, including those that speak to post-pandemic life and renewal. Topics might include:

--"tinkering towards utopia" vs. large scale utopian plans

--arts and crafts, "craftivism," and sustainability

--reparations for slavery and other historical atrocities

--utopian labor; labor in dystopian times

New Evidence for Recovering Histories and Texts

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 7:02pm
J.P. Ascher & Nikolaus Wasmoen, MLA-ADE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 25, 2022

Considering texts broadly as documentary, artistic, visual, aural, textile, performed, or inhabited, what new kinds and uses of evidence are recovering histories through texts? We especially invite underrepresented or interdisciplinary scholarship.

The panel will seek to develop our concept of editing for new kinds of evidence and build bridges between the ADE and MLA communities. Our aim is to foster conversation between people interested in traditional and non-traditional forms of editing and researchers who are making use of new or innovative editions and collections.

Old English, Middle English, and Contemporary Trans Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 7:00pm
MLA Middle English and Old English Forums
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

This session invites innovative work at the intersection of Old or Middle English and Trans Studies, particularly work that reflects on the development and increasing variety of Trans Studies in these fields.

MLA 2023 Ricoeur's Interpretation Theory and Our Work Now (Special Session)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:58pm
Nate Mickelson, New York Univ
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Paul Ricoeur insisted there is always more meaning than can be articulated, appropriated, or understood. This session seeks enactments, explorations, and reconsiderations of his Interpretation Theory 50 years later. Though the book was published in 1976, Ricoeur delivered the lectures in fall 1973. It was a period of social and intellectual reckoning similar to our own. Ricoeur had recently relocated to the University of Chicago from Paris-Nanterre under criticism for his attempts to mitigate conflicts during the 1968 student uprisings. In parallel with this personal crisis, Ricoeur was turning in his thought from considerations of symbolic interpretation to considerations of texts and their social and political dimensions.

“Now What?” What Now?: Approaching a Present in Precarity

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:52pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents

 

“Now What?” What Now?: Approaching a Present in Precarity

 

Friday, March 18, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom

 

 Register here

https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0pGKj_fCSnKc6u7ViHV4Ig

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email

 containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Studying Indigenous Literatures and Cultures of Turtle Island in Europe: Questions of Methodology, Positionality, Accountability, and Research Ethics | Online Workshop

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:47pm
Emerging Scholars’ Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Studying Indigenous Literatures and Cultures of Turtle Island in Europe:

Questions of Methodology, Positionality, Accountability, and Research Ethics

 

Online Workshop organized by the Emerging Scholars’ Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS), May 5-6, 2022

 

While in standard literary analysis discussion of one’s position is rarely identified and discussed, it is, I suggest, a necessity in Indigenous Studies. (Reder 8)

MLA 23: Solarpunk Labor: Working Conditions in Post-Anthropocene Imaginaries

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 5:26pm
Heather O'Leary / MLA23
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 18, 2022

Seeking papers on representations of new economies and working conditions in solarpunk literature and art. How can labor be reimagined in a post-capitalist world focused on community, environment, and social justice? 250-word abstract and bio

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 18 March 2022

Heather O'Leary, Illinois SU (hmolear@ilstu.edu) CFP on MLA23 website: https://mla.confex.com/mla/2023/webprogrampreliminary/Paper19525.html

Mediating Scale

updated: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 3:21pm
Institute of Communication Studies, Université Catholique de Lille
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 3, 2022

CFP Mediating Scale – Conference June 2022

 

Online conference: Mediating Scale, 16-18th June 2022

Extended abstracts deadline: Sunday April 3rd 2022

Conference website: www.mediatingscale.com 

 

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Prof Benjamin Bratton (University of California, San Diego)

Dr Joshua DiCaglio (Texas A&M University)

Dr Zachary Horton (University of Pittsburgh)

Dr Bogna Konior (NYU Shanghai)

Dr Thomas Moynihan (University of Oxford)

Laura Tripaldi (University of Milano-Bicocca)

 

EXTENDED: At the Dusk of Literature?–– literary extremities

updated: 
Monday, March 7, 2022 - 7:34am
Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture (Issue 13, 2023) University of Łódź, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

At the Dusk of Literature?–– literary extremities.
Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture
 (Issue 13, 2023)
University of Łódź, Poland
Co-Editors of the issue: Dr. Małgorzata Myk and Mark Tardi, MFA

Narratives of Nation: Contemporary Literary, Cultural and Theoretical Debates

updated: 
Sunday, March 6, 2022 - 7:35am
Central University of Punjab
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

 Department of English Central University of Punjab Online Conference on “Narratives of Nation: Contemporary Literary, Cultural and Theoretical Debates” March 24-25, 2022  The Department of English, Central University of Punjab is happy to announce the online inter-disciplinary conference “Narratives of Nation: Contemporary Literary, Cultural and Theoretical Debates”, which will take place on March 24 and 25, 2022.  The conference aims to explore how the idea of nation has changed throughout history, in literary, cultural and theoretical writings.

Deadline extended: MLA 2023: Writing Work

updated: 
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 7:41pm
Ben Clarke, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

After D. H. Lawrence’s mother died, his father “struggled through half a page” of The White Peacock. After he had finished reading, he asked his son what he had been paid for the novel. When Lawrence told him his father

 

looked at me with shrewd eyes, as if I were a swindler. “Fifty pounds! An’ tha’s niver done a day’s hard work in thy life.”

 

US Literatures and Psychoanalysis: UPDATED

updated: 
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 3:36pm
Dorothy Stringer / Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

 

UPDATE: This panel has been designated a "guaranteed session" by MLA and the Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature, meaning that its place on the 2023 MLA Convention program is assured.

What does psychoanalysis do for theory, criticism, and scholarship in US literatures today? Conversely, how do US literatures intervene on psychoanalysis?

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: DOGMAS IN LITERATURE and LITERARY MISSIONARY: TEXT, READER AND CRITIQUE

updated: 
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 7:13am
Önder Çakırtaş
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 19, 2021

This book project aims to examine the existence of dogma in literature and some cult texts, and how dogmas in literature are conveyed to various audiences as a mission by some literary readers, experts and academics. The questions leading up to the volume are varied and their answers require lengthy examination and interpretation. So, this project investigates; Is literature dogmatic? What about literary theories? Can they be dogmatic, too? The answers to these questions are open to clarification, but the responses can also initiate an extensive discussion and manifestation. However, above all, literature does have an aspect that drags the readers, habitually burying them in its pages, and blindly attaching them to itself.

MLA 2023 / Guaranteed Session Pandemic Childhoods (DEADLINE EXTENDED 3/10/2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 10:37am
Gabrielle (Brie) Owen / MLA Children's and Young Adult Literaure Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022

How has the Covid-19 pandemic changed or disrupted the contours of childhood both as a cultural concept and a lived experience? The term childhoods in this panel refers simultaneously to the complex and infinitely varied experiences of people called children while also evoking a shifting set of cultural investments, projections, desires, and disavowals.

WILLIAM JAMES IN SEARCH OF THE ESSENCE OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

updated: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 1:05pm
Pedagogical University of Cracow
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

WILLIAM JAMES

IN SEARCH OF THE ESSENCE OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

 

International Conference

 

26-27 May, 2022

Cracow, Poland

 

SPECIAL ISSUE ON MILITARIZATION & PLEASURE

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:49am
Culture, Theory and Critique
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Culture, Theory and Critique: 

SPECIAL ISSUE ON MILITARIZATION & PLEASURE

Better State Forms (MLA 2023)

updated: 
Sunday, February 27, 2022 - 2:59pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

We need to rethink the state. No one loves to hate the state more than a humanist. Yet does this critique serve us well? What do we mean by “the” state? Humanities scholars often take for granted a unified and homogenous idea of the state as a basis for critique. The settler colonial state, the necropolitical state, the neoliberal state; or perhaps less negatively, the welfare state, the developmentalist state, the liberal state. As this plethora of familiar models suggests, it should be impossible to talk about “the” state as a singular form, to equate it with one function or to define it by one pattern of experience. And yet such singular imaginaries often underpin humanistic engagement with the state. 

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