“Germany is one of the most committed operators of international artist residencies,” asserts the self-description of the “Working Group of German International Residency Programs.” Among German residencies are Villa Massimo in Rome, Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto, and many others. Together, these institutions form a global network coordinated by actors such as the Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut. This network plays a key role both in Germany’s foreign cultural policy and in supporting literature and the arts.
Call for Papers: The Language of Trees, Forests, and Nature
Deciduloma, Volume 1
Deadline: September 15th
Sometimes rare moments and experiences require new words, so we created the word deciduloma to mean "a visceral reawakening, as if rising from an emotional coma in which you become reintroduced to a beautiful part of yourself long since forgotten or thought to have been permanently lost."
There are many ways of experiencing this type of "visceral reawakening." One of those ways is through nature. For our inaugural issue, we welcome essays that engage with different aspects of nature through literature, film and television, and other forms of visual medium.
Online Workshop on 'Mobility and/as Resistance: The Political Project of Nomadism'
Now Seeking Submissions! The Moonwake Journal of Creative Writing is a creative writing journal that celebrates the creative artistic ability in all of us and the way we are able to articulate the beauty around us in nature and daily life. Submissions are open for poetry of any style (haiku, prose poems, free style, concrete) and short stories. Short stories no more than 8,000 words.
PAMLA 2022 is excited to announce that the extended deadline for paper proposal submissions is July 10 for the 119th annual PAMLA Conference at the beautiful UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California!
Visit our conference portal CFP page and begin to search for a session that interests you! Once you’ve done so, you will hear back from your prospective presiding officer in the following days after the deadline.
Daniel Jütte, NYU, Department of History
Olenka Pevny, Cambridge University Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
New York University’s Medieval and Renaissance Center invites proposals for papers for its annual conference to be held November 3-4 2022. The conference theme is “Leaving Home.”
In Passage : The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the journal of the Department of English of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria), seeks essays in English or French for its fifth issue, to be released in December 2022. In Passage is indexed in MIAR and the MLA Directory of Periodicals.
All the contributions should either be written in English or discuss questions that relate to the English-speaking world. They should fit within the broad scope of texts and mobility and their interconnectedness in the fields of literature, linguistics, and translation, among others. The subjects that the journal seeks to investigate include but are not restricted to:
“Lost in La-la-land, or, W(a/o)ndering in the City”
Call For Papers. -- Memory: The Captive and The Fugitive Online Literature Conference 2022, OCT 21-22 (Taipei GMT+08:00) deadline for submissions: May 31, 2022 full name / name of organization: National Taipei University of Technology contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call For Papers. -- Memory: The Captive and The Fugitive Online Literature Conference 2022, OCT 21-22 (Taipei GMT+08:00) deadline for submissions: May 31, 2022 full name / name of organization: National Taipei University of University contact email: email@example.com
The nineteenth century witnessed an upsurge of representations of the region across Europe and North America, in media ranging from literary fiction to the illustrated periodical and from visual arts to architecture. The rise of regionalism has often been linked to nationalism and nation-building. As such, the transnational dimensions of regionalism—in its themes as well as publication and circulation—are frequently overlooked. These transnational aspects are the focus of the Dutch Research Council-funded project Redefining the Region at Radboud University, which considers representations of the region in literature and illustrated periodicals during the long nineteenth century.
*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with ISBN.
The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.
Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
This summer school, aimed at PhD researchers with a spatially oriented project in fields such as literary and cultural studies, film and visual culture studies, or cultural geography, asks what it means to read spatially – or to read for space – in practice. Recent decades have seen an explosion of spatially oriented approaches to the analysis of literary texts and other forms of cultural production. Ranging from literary geography and cultural cartography to geocriticism, geopoetics, material ecocriticism, and new forms of spatial phenomenology, these approaches offer exciting avenues for thinking about the many dimensions of real and imagined space.
KAPOK, A JOURNAL OF LITERARY AND ARTISTIC CREATION
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
PRESENTATION OF THE JOURNAL
Mobility and/as Resistance: The Political Project of Nomadism
Online Workshop | 20-21 October 2022
We are pleased to announce that the submissions deadline for paper, panel and roundtable proposals for the Conference “The Street and the City – Moments”, taking place at the University of Lisbon (7-9 September 2022), has now been extended until 15th May 2022.
Submissions to the conference are invited from a broad range of disciplines including literature, cultural studies, anthropology, history, politics, the social sciences and other related disciplines.
We welcome proposals for papers, pre-organised panels and roundtables. Please see the conference webpage for a link to the full Call for Papers announcement and submission guidelines.
PAMLA 2022. Los Angeles, November 11-13
This session explores Post-War road narratives by women, written in English, French, Spanish or Indigenous languages, that present fictionalized accounts of journeys across North America. Charting out a comparative, multi-ethnic, intersectional, and feminist counter-history to the American road narrative tradition allows us to envision North America not only as a continent made up of sovereign nations and dependent territories, a vast landform etched with borders, but also as a landmass traversed from North to South, East to West, by women on the quest for independence, solidarity, recognition, and freedom.
The Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English Presents
Destinations and Departures
An Online Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
August 11-13, 2022, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
It’s a dangerous business, […] going out of your door, […] You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.
Germany and Beyond
Bad Wörishofen, Germany
16-17 July 2022
(readings, tour 18 July)
An international conference organised by the
Katherine Mansfield Society
Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality
and Tourist and Spa Bureau
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The Travel and Literature session is part of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 2022 conference, to be held in Los Angeles at the UCLA Luskin Hotel and Conference Center, from Nov. 11-13, 2022.
Call for contributions to an edited collection
Walking, Empire, and Nineteenth-Century Literature
Deadline for Proposal Submissions: July 31, 2022
Editors: Dr. Vivian Kao, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities,
Lawrence Technological University; Dr. Joshua Bartlett, Assistant Professor, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Cities come alive and build themselves from moments. Moments we breathe in the present, moments that shape both collective and individual memories. All these memories drift from a solitary pace in a crowd, to a dialogue between us and the other united by the urb. As in Dickens’s words (1859) “a multitude of people and yet a solitude.”
This conference aims at approaching topics from the past, both nearby or further away; topics from the present, globally, locally or glocally relevant and topics from the future – real or imaginary. Munford (1961) states that “the origins of the city are obscure, a large part of its past buried or effaced beyond recovery, and its further prospects are difficult to weigh.”
Call for papers: Victorian Contagion
Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our fifteenth issue (2022) will be on the theme of “Victorian Contagion” and will be guest edited by Kari Nixon (Whitworth University).
Poetics of Travelling Self: Discursive Formations and Purposiveness of Travel
Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Life Narratives
Guest edited by Bilge Mutluay Çetintaş, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Life Narratives: Self-referential Proclamations
Deadline for Full-Text Submissions: July 15, 2022
American life writing has a long tradition starting with the diaries, journals, and captivity narratives kept by Pilgrims and Puritans such as Mary Rowlandson’s The Sovereignty and Goodness of God: Being a Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682), to more canonized life writings such as Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography (1791).
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS in CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2022
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide for Black travelers published from 1936 to 1967, has enjoyed recent popular and scholarly interest. Podcasts and documentaries, articles and essays, and full-length books have been devoted to educating readers about the history of the Green Book and the businesses once listed within it.
119th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference
Friday, November 11, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022
UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California
Hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles
PAMLA’s Autobiography panel is currently accepting submissions for in-person sessions!
“Autobiography creates a self as the right instrument to seek meaning.”
Please consider submitting an abstract for a session at the next Modern Language Association Convention in San Francisco (January 2023) and/or forwarding to colleagues and students.
Sociology of international circulation of literature.
We invite 300-word abstracts and short bio, with clear methodology, examining circulation of literary texts and/or writers, sociology or history of translation, or of cultural intermediaries (translators, editors, literary agents…)
Deadline for abstracts: Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Literary writings of non-literary artists
Advanced Oral History TrainingMastering the Interview:Techniques and Methods International Workshop20 March 2022
To facilitate scholars from various timezones, there will be two groups (same workshop, different time).
Group 1: 11:oo am Amsterdam time (+UTC 2) for participants from Europe, Africa, Asia & Australia
Group 2: 19.00 pm Amsterdam time (+UTC 2) for participants from the American continent
Find your timezone here
Course Facilitator: Konstantinos D. Karatzas, Ph.D