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Rethinking Professionalism (ASA Nov 3-6, 2022; New Orleans)

updated: 
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 3:29pm
Heather Steffen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 27, 2022

This panel will explore the following questions. All takes on these questions and related issues of academic/university labor are welcome: What is professionalism today, and how might we approach the study of professions from today’s emerging abolitionist and decolonial perspectives?  What does it mean to talk about the academic profession and academic freedom in our present moment, and how do our ways of talking about our work reflect different relationships to professionalism?

American, British and Canadian Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 6:22am
Ana-Karina Schneider/ Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 12, 2022

American, British and Canadian Studies appears biannually in June and December. It is a peer-reviewed journal that sets out to explore the intersections of culture, technology and the human sciences in the age of electronic information. It publishes work by scholars of any nationality on Anglophone Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Anthropology, Area Studies, Multimedia and Digital Arts and related subjects. Articles addressing influential crosscurrents in current academic thinking are particularly welcomed. ABC Studies also publishes book reviews and review essays, interviews, work-in-progress, conference reports, research project outlines, notes and comments.

Suspirias: Covering Trauma, Memory and the Body

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:54am
Queen Mary University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

Suspirias: Covering Trauma, Memory and the Body


Queen Mary, University of London, 11th June 2022
Co-organisers: Archie Wolfman and Alice Pember

This symposium considers Dario Argento’s 1977 giallo horror Suspiria alongside Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 film of the same name.

 

Queering the Pre-Raphaelites

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:45am
William Morris Society & MLA's LGBTQIA Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

MLA 2023, San Francisco

Examining poetry, art, or other media, Queering the Pre-Raphaelites invites proposals exploring the diverse ways same-sex, trans-, and nonbinary desires inform or shape the circulation of figures central to or on the periphery of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood/Sisterhood. Please include a 250-word abstract and short bio no later than Monday, 28 February 2022, to jnixon@salemstate.edu & lauraamurray@usf.edu.

 

CFP:Dark Academia: Definitions, Theories, and Prospects

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:50am
Cody Jones-- NYU
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

We are seeking essays and papers for an edited collection which engages the concept of ‘dark academia.’ 

At the center of the dark academic sensibility lies a paradox: though dark academia enjoys the cosmetic trappings of the pursuit of higher knowledge, it is at its core a celebration of the university as a place of occultation and performativity. The dark academic’s taste for mystery, history, and a distinctly Anglophone, Romantico-Modernist canon – coupled with an equally distinct early 20th century sartorial and lifestyle model – runs inevitably into exclusivity, elitism, and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, the case can be made that these very elements are in fact constitutive of dark academia, as such. 

(Un)common Horrors

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:50am
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

 

Call for Papers
(Un)common Horrors

 

"Materialities of the Photobook"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:48am
Compendium — Journal of Comparative Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

COMPENDIUM

Journal of Comparative Studies

 

Materialities of the Photobook

 

Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2022

 

 

Editors:

David Campany (International Center of Photography/U. Westminster)

José Bértolo (U. Nova de Lisboa/Caldas da Rainha School of Arts & Design)

 

 

Virtual Conference on Theory and Activism

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:43am
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Department of English and Cultural Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bannerghatta Road Campus, Bangalore, India, invites papers for an annual postgraduate conference on Theory and Activism: Can the twain meet? on February 2nd & 3rd. 

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Contested Solidarities: Agency and Victimhood in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:25am
Pavan Malreddy/Goethe University Frankfurt
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS)

Goethe University Frankfurt, 26-29 May, 2022

Keynotes/Plenary Speakers/Writers
Sinan Antoon (Iraq/USA) | Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria) | Blessing Obada (Germany/Nigeria) | Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Kenya) | Michael Rothberg (UCLA) | Arundhati Roy (India)Extended deadline for individual papers and panels: 15 February 2022

'What Does the Poem Think?': Aesthetics, Poetics, and Thought

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:22am
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 6, 2022

Two hundred years ago, P. B. Shelley wrote in his Defence of Poetry that the language of poets ‘is vitally metaphorical; that is, it marks the before unapprehended relations of things.’ Poetry, which is ‘not like reasoning, […] creates anew the universe, after it has been annihilated in our minds by the recurrence of impressions blunted by reiteration.’ In this way, Shelley gave enduring expression to what S. T. Coleridge had hinted at three years earlier, when he complained in Pope of ‘matter and diction […] characterized not so much by poetic thoughts, as by thoughts translated into the language of poetry.’ Poetry apprehends, formulates, creates, and cognizes in a manner unique to itself and irreducible to any other forms of reasoning or reflection.

(un)Masked

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 1:27pm
Department of English 15th Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 24, 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 4th, 5th, and 6th 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

Black Feminist Thought: How and where is it now?

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:03am
MELUS-Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

With the 30-year anniversary publication of Patricia Hill Collins’ Black Feminist Thought, MELUS invites papers that consider historical and contemporary meanings of Black Feminist Thought in terms of ideological, cultural, and literary practice in multi-ethnic American texts. Submit titled proposals (250 words), a brief CV, and AV needs.

Modernist Memories: 1922, Before and After

updated: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 8:21am
John Greaney / Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

Institute of English and American Studies and the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform

Goethe University Frankfurt

2325 May 2022

 

Keynote Speakers

John Brannigan (University College Dublin)

Astrid Erll (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania)

 

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

updated: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 7:29am
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 12, 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.

Class and Contemporary UK Film and Television. Virtual Conference 7 July 2022

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:34pm
Jon Baldwin London Metropolitan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

CFP: Class and Contemporary UK Film and Television. Virtual Conference 7 July 2022

Contemporary film and TV in the UK appear to offer at least three interrelated problems for the lower socio-economic classes. There is imbalance, exploitation, and precarity in the industry; perennial problems around representation; and the inculcation of neoliberal ideology antithetical to social justice and equality. This free virtual conference, held by London Metropolitan University on Thursday 7th July 2022, is an opportunity to reflect upon and react to this scenario. Presenters will be welcome to develop their papers for submission to a special double edition of the Journal of Class and Culture.

Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:56pm
Dr Rakhi Vyas, Department of English, Jai Narain Vyas University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Call for Papers
Abstracts: 14th February 2022

How Things Will Go: Genre and Infrastructure in the Environmental Humanities (ASAP/13)

updated: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 5:48pm
Rebecca Oh, ASAP/13 (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022

Genre and infrastructure are both structuring forms that shape how things will go. Generic narrative worlds shape emplotment, likely or unlikely events, types of characters, in/appropriate actions, and readerly expectations; genre organizes both narrative elements and the relations between them by creating frames and edges through which to interpret the world. Likewise, infrastructures organize things and the relations between them, whether by enabling or blocking the movement of people and objects. They constrain or facilitate uses and perceptions. This seminar will consider the affordances of genre for infrastructure and of infrastructure for genre, asking how these structuring forms are being taken up in the environmental humanities.

Women in World(-)Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 8:57am
English and Comparative Literary Studies, The University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

Abstract deadline:

30th January 2022

Email to:

 womeninworldlitconference@gmail.com

Conference date: 

Wednesday 22nd June 2022.

Please note that this is a trans-inclusive event.

 

 

“A single but radically uneven world-system; a singular modernity, combined and uneven; and a literature that variously registers this combined unevenness in both its form and its content to reveal itself as, properly speaking, world-literature…”

Cavell and Kuhn: A Special Issue of Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:39am
Conversations
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Cavell and KuhnSpecial Issue of Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies Deadline for abstract submissions: May 15, 2022 Contact email:Brad.tabas@ensta-bretagne.frp.a.jenner@lboro.ac.uk   There is no question that Stanley Cavell and Thomas Kuhn deeply influenced one another. Both testify to this influence in their published writings. Cavell, for his part, announced that he could not “exaggerate the importance” of his “intellectual companionship” with Kuhn in the preface to The Claim of Reason.

Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
Stefano Boselli and Sarah Lucie
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS 

Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance

Edited by Stefano Boselli and Sarah Lucie 

to be published by Routledge

Abstract proposals due by February 28, 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. 

Dancing Resilience: Dance Studies and Activism in a Global Age

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
Dance Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Vancouver, located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, has long been a site of occupation, exchange, defiance and resilience. From time immemorial, it has been a location of trade and traversal across coastal Indigenous communities of the Pacific and, in more recent centuries, a place where other diverse cultures from across the world have also negotiated relation across colonial pathways and settlements. Vancouver is a site of multiple Nation to Nation relationships. It is a site of resistance as well as capitulation to uneven development, neoliberal markets, colonial laws, and to exclusion – situations exacerbated by the recent pandemic.

Conference on Posthumanism and the Ecological Crisis 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:16am
Brainware University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

The 1st Conference on Posthumanism and the Ecological Crisis organized by the Department of English & Literary Studies, Brainware University will be held on January 29, 2022. The objective is to motivate and assist esteemed faculty members, research scholars, and students from various institutions in sharing their work through presentations and publication of their state-of-the-art research.

CFP: Total Cinema: Film and Design

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:05am
Disegno - Journal of Design Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

The next issue of Disegno will investigate, from the perspective of design culture, the contemporary role and significance of cinema, film, VR and moving image installations within the context of the institutional, technological, and media-related developments and lifeworld in the twenty-first century. Our basic aim is to shed more light on how critically oriented design culture studies conceive of design not as it is in the world but how it creates our lifeworlds (Lebenswelten) as seamless webs of discursive meanings and sensual experiences. On closer inspection, our particular interest lies in how this worlding (scil. es weltet) can be understood in the realms of cinema and film making.

"What might eco-deconstruction be?"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:57am
Oxford Literary Review (45.1)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Oxford Literary Review 45.1, July 2023. "What might Eco-deconstruction be?”

 

It is not I who deconstruct; rather, something I called ‘deconstruction’ happens to the experience of a world, a culture,

a philosophic tradition: ‘it’ deconstructs, ça ne va pas, there is something that budges, that is in the

process of being dislocated, disjointed, disadjoined, and of which I begin to be aware. Something is

‘deconstructing’ and it has to be answered for.” (Jacques Derrida, in A Taste for the Secret (2001).

 

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