Comparative Racisms: Special issue of The Comparatist:
Comparative Racisms: Special issue of The Comparatist:
K. A. Wisniewski, American Antiquarian Society
Scott D. Sundvall, University of Memphis
Sergio C. Figueiredo, Kennesaw State University
A Study of Aesthetics in Art and Representation
A Special issue of the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
Guest Editor: Mridula Sharma (University of Delhi)
Ex-position is published twice a year by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Taiwan University. The journal is devoted to showcasing research in the critical humanities revolving around literary studies by scholars based in or interested in areas outside of the Western European/American world. The journal has worked with established and active scholars from around the world.
“Measurement by Default”
Publication Date: June 2022 (Issue No. 47)
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021
The editors of the Edinburgh University Press series, Thinking Politics, are calling for expressions of interest from authors proposing books on a range of theoreticians and philosophers whose work:
The editors would like to commission titles on theoreticians and philophers whose positioning and thinking clearly reflects this subaltern or resistant stance.
Mit allen Augen sieht die Kreatur
das Offene. Nur unsre Augen sind
wie umgekehrt und ganz um sie gestellt
als Fallen, rings um ihren freien Ausgang.
Rilke, Duineser Elegien, Die achte Elegie
How does the category of race allow for new understandings of 20th-century and contemporary psychoanalysis? This panel, sponsored by the MLA’s Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature, seeks to broaden discussion of race’s necessary impact on contemporary understandings of psychoanalysis. We invite work from scholars, theorists, and practitioners addressing topics such as:
Clinical relationships that make race salient for psychoanalysis
Under-recognized BIPOC clinicians and theorists
Antiracism and racism in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic institutions
Call for Papers
International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 2
LAST DATE: 15 MAY 2021
ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)
International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
Paper proposals are invited for one of several possible panels at the Modernist Studies Association Conference, scheduled to be held in Chicago from November 4-7.
Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). This panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.
Intertextuality as Intersectional Praxis: Edited Volume
We hereby invite proposals of original articles related to the general theme of Cultural Intertexts, an academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078.
The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle strategies of representation and of (inter)textual construction emerging from the dialogic relation between:
- literature and the historical and cultural context of text production;
- distribution and consumption;
- literature and other arts (music, film, visual arts, etc.) or sciences (linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, history, sociology and political sciences, internet and new technologies, etc.);
Invitation to submit to the International Journal of Critical Media Literacy Special Issue:
Inside the Anthropocene: Critical Media Literacy & the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic
SARS-CoV2 has created a global health emergency with real human cost that has also manifested as a media spectacle. This special issue will focus on the ways many different media platforms work as a kind of cultural pedagogy, a pedagogy that depends on the replication and distribution of certain forms of biopolitical power.
Addressing Precarity: Semiotics, Semiosis, and Semioethics
Semiotic Society of America
45th Annual Conference (Virtual)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, October 20-23, 2021
The theme for this year’s conference is Addressing Precarity: Semiotics, Semiosis, and Semioethics. The conference centers on considering precarity through the framework of semiotics. Presenters are encouraged to develop panels and submissions that consider semiosis, semioethics, and precarity. As always, we welcome abstracts on any subject with a connection to semiotics (both theoretical and applied), not solely those inspired by this year’s theme.
16th National Communication Ethics Conference
Communication Ethics in Urban Settings
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Date: June 8-10, 2021
The 16th Biennial Communication Ethics Conference will be held virtually June 8–10, 2021. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies of Duquesne University and the Communication Ethics Institute.
NOTE: The conference venue is shifting to an online format in order to accommodate the circumstances of COVID-19.
Issue Ten: Enchantment, Disenchantment, ReenchantmentRethinking practices of interconnection in a century of crisis
Satire is dead: long live satire. How can political comedy retain its critical edge when reality is more absurd than even its burlesque depiction? What media and literary satire emerge in the interregnum between old and new worlds?
Papers may engage with a range of the following topics/fields:
--Satire and its relation to fake news, truthiness, and viral conspiracy theories
--Satire and media form-- film, TV, social media, video games, podcasts, stand-up, improv, media platforms, etc. (focusing on the dynamic or dialectic between media form & satirical content)
The Marxist Literary Group is seeking proposals for its guaranteed session at MLA 2022, which is currently scheduled to be held in Washington D.C. from January 6th - 9th, 2022.
How is our understanding of particular genres, or even the concept of genre itself, shaped by Marxist thought? We welcome discussions of popular film, television, or literature. Please submit 300-word abstracts and bio to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by March 15th, 2021.
Middle English Forum Roundtable CFP for MLA National Convention 2022, to be held in Washington, D.C., January 6-9, 2022
This roundtable session invites papers that analyze perceptions, representations, and implications of the remote in the Middle English period and its immediate premodern afterworlds, whether geographic, linguistic, literary, cultural, political, emotional, or other, c.1200-1700. What does Middle English remoteness signify? How does such remoteness signify?
This conference will provide a deeper look into the dynamic and complex relation between construction, codes, language, expression, on one side and the crisis of representations, traumas, discontinuities and tensions in discourses, on the other. This will be conducted according to three research areas:
Narratives and discourse
The temporality of trauma and subjectivity
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification of accepted essays by April 1, 2021. Completed chapters (4000-6000 words) due by July 2021.