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Arrested Mobilities: Stillness, Power and Modernity

updated: 
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 10:48pm
UC Berkeley 30th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

As early as the 1920’s, Robert Musil remarked on the enormous effort it takes to stand still in a world that demands constant motion. Reflecting on the zooming street he sees through his window,the protagonist of Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften comments:

“Könnte man die Sprünge der Aufmerksamkeit messen, die Leistungen der Augenmuskeln, die Pendelbewegungen der Seele und alle die Anstrengungen, die ein Mensch vollbringen muss, um sich im Fluß einer Straße aufrecht zu halten, es käme vermutlich… eine Größe heraus, mit der verglichen die Kraft, die Atlas braucht, um die Welt zu stemmen.”

UVa GradCon 2022: Networks

updated: 
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 2:15pm
Graduate English Students Association, University of Vriginia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

We are delighted to extend the following updated invitation!

From April 7-9, 2022 the Graduate English Students Association at the University of Virginia will present its annual conference, titled and themed Networks. Our conference committee seeks papers by graduate students, as well as scholars, teachers, researchers, artists, and community leaders, institutionally affiliated or otherwise, on the topic of “networks.” 

Deadline approaching: Call for Chapters: Of (Hu)Man and Monarchs: Humanness and the Fictional Representations of Monarchs in literature, Arts, popular culture and Media

updated: 
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 8:54am
University of Gafsa
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for Chapters: Of (Hu)Man and Monarchs: Humanness and the Fictional Representations of Monarchs in literature, Arts, popular culture and Media (The title may change) contact email: crowncollection436@gmail.com 

He wrapped himself in regal garments and fastened the sash.

When Gilgamesh placed his crown on his head,

a princess Ishtar raised her eyes to the beauty of Gilgamesh.

UPDATE Critical Essays on Gloria Naylor (New deadline: 1/15/22)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 4:18pm
Gloria Naylor Archive
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Articles: “Critical Essays on Gloria Naylor” (advanced contract with University of Mississippi Press), edited by Maxine Lavon Montgomery, Mary C. Foltz, and Suzanne M. Edwards

Abstract proposals of 500-750 words and C.V. due by Jan. 15, 2022. Submit abstract proposals to: innaylor@lehigh.edu.

 

Shifting Grounds:Changing Models of Nature in the Former Soviet Sphere

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:27pm
Brian Yang/ University of Illinois at Urbana-Chmpaign
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Slavic Graduate Students Association (SGSA) in conjunction with the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign invites submissions of presentation proposals from scholars across disciplines to this year’s conference, titled “Shifting Grounds: Changing Models of Nature in the Former Soviet Sphere.” This interdisciplinary conference is intended to explore the movement of disparate models of nature as they circulate through and coalesce into larger ideas about Post-Soviet and Eurasian existence.

Sapienza Summer School 2022: "The Cultural Heritage and Memory of Totalitarianism", II Edition.

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:26pm
Sapienza Università di Roma
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Cultural Heritage and Memory of Totalitarianism explores the legacy of Fascism in Italy blending unique in situ visits to art, architecture and historical monuments led by international experts and classes on literature, film and culture led by Sapienza faculty. The goal is to broaden the scholarly assessment of the period and to suggest innovative curricula for students in the humanities, who are also interested in working in museums and cultural institutes in Italy and abroad. The heritage of Fascism will be approached in the context of Nazism and Stalinism, and framed within the broader scenario of European colonialism. Special focus will be given to the analysis of totalitarianism’s influence on postcolonial dictatorships and post-WWII culture.

Romancing the Gothic Lecture/Class Series - Horror, Gothic, Romance, Supernatural and Folklore talks

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:47am
Romancing the Gothic Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Romancing the Gothic is a free online education project which started in March 2020 and provides classes and talks on various aspects of horror, the Gothic, the supernatural, folklore and more. We put on talks each week which are then also made available online for participants. To see the YouTube channel and previous classes from a variety of speakers - https://www.youtube.com/user/Ymdol1

"Only connect!" Delivery Systems in American Fiction - ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:46am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

E. M. Forster had something aesthetic in mind with that famous phrase, but it applies as well to more practical or material kinds of systems, networks, and patterns in American fiction, from the whaling industry in Moby-Dick (and the Pequod as metonym for that industry) to the various networks - transportation, financial, criminal, political, logistical, electronic - explored in the work of writers like Frank Norris, Philip K. Dick, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, William Vollmann, and Jonathan Bayliss.

Depicting Interiority - ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:46am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The poet's lyric "I" is perhaps the locus classicus for depictions of interiority, or what it feels like to inhabit a particular psyche, to experience a particular consciousness, but this roundtable will examine such depictions in American fiction. Authors might include Jonathan Bayliss, Annie Dillard, Henry James, Jack Kerouac, Ralph Ellison, Kathy Acker, Henry Miller, William Faulkner, or others. 

The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals of no more than 200 words, along with a brief bio, for consideration for a roundtable at the American Literature Association, May 26-29, 2022, Chicago. Please send proposals to Gary Grieve-Carlson at grieveca@lvc.edu by January 25, 2022.

Labor in the Space Between, 1914-1945

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Case Western Reserve University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

June 2-4, 2022: Labor in the Space Between, Case Western Reserve University

Modernisms Revisited II: 1922-2022

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Comparative Literature Institute (University of Porto)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Cadernos de Literatura Comparada, no. 46 (June 2022)

Modernisms Revisited II: 1922-2022

In 2022, we will celebrate the centenary of the Modern Art Week, consensually hailed as a landmark in Brazilian art and literature and as the event that gave rise to Modernism in Brazil. As Alfredo Bosi has noted, the Week was “the meeting point of the various trends that had been taking hold in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro since the First World War and the platform that allowed the consolidation of particular groups”, which, in the following years, would significantly change the direction of the country’s intellectual production.

Exploring Transnational Dimensions of Activism in Contemporary Book Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Studies in Book Culture/Memoires du Livre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

“A is for Activist” is the title of a best-selling children’s board book, published in 2013 by Innosanto Nagara. This small book amplifies a large message: books can catalyze change. Publishing has both supported and hampered progressive political and social change, in a variety of international contexts. Activism in publishing is also transnational because national contexts and identities matter, but they exist within a transnational network with unequal power dynamics and “literary capital” (Casanova 2004). Building on ideas of “print activism” in the long twentieth century (Schreiber 2013), this special issue is dedicated to furthering our understanding of activism in the contemporary publishing industry – and in the research thereof.

Rolling call for papers - Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

HJEAS

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments (Extended proposal deadline: Nov. 30, 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:15am
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

April 7–9, 2022

 

“All theology is rooted in geography.”

—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness

 

19th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference, April 7-9, 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:41pm
The Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for Papers: 19th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference 

Co-Sponsored by Monmouth University 

Long Branch, NJ 

April 7-9, 2022 

 

The Prisoner of Sex Turns 50: Mailer on Gender and Sexuality” 

  

The Norman Mailer Society invites paper proposals for its 19th annual conference, which will be held April 7-9, 2022, in Long Branch, NJ, co-sponsored by The English Department at Monmouth University. 

Conference on Sermon Studies (September 8-10, 2022; Oxford, UK)

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:37pm
Center for Sermon Studies, Marshall University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Call for Papers

Conference on Sermon Studies: The Twentieth Century, Before, and Beyond

Oxford, UK, and Virtual

September 8-10, 2022

 Submission Deadline: April 1, 2022

 

The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its fifth Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held September 8-10, 2022. It will be a hybrid event, with in-person sessions in Oxford and virtual options.

Literary Druid

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:35pm
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021

Dear Prof/Scholars,

Literary Druid is a journal that destinies to foster research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.

Women’s Life Writing in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe/ Literatură auto/biografică feminină în Europa de Est şi de Sud-Est/ Récit de vie féminin dans l’Europe de l’Est et du Sud-Est

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:35pm
Laura Cernat (KU Leuven)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022

In the form of memoirs, autobiographies, diaries or correspondence, or given a literary spin as autofiction and biofiction, the experiences of East and South-East European women during wartimes and under the oppressive regimes of the twentieth century (a period laden with contrasts, which in the West was hailed as “acentury of women”, Rowbotham 1997, but also framed as an “age of testimony”, Felman and Laub 1992) have been surfacing in the past two decades. The transmission of these narratives followed sinuous paths, taking both verbal and non-verbal forms, relying on both “filial” and “affiliative” networks (Hirsch 2012), and coming from both female victims and female perpetrators (Schwab 2010).

Antagonism in Asia: The Fault-lines of Conflict in an Interdependent World

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:33pm
Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

2022 Situations International Conference for Graduate Students

Antagonism in Asia: The Fault-lines of Conflict in an Interdependent World

Date: Jan. 28 -29, 2022 Venue: Online Zoom

Space and Movement through Literature, Theory, and Culture

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:32pm
Purdue University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

Purdue University Literary, Interdisciplinary, Theory and Culture Organization Graduate Student Symposium, March 4-5, 2022

Space and Movement through Literature, Theory, and Culture 

FILM REVIEWS for the quint

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:31pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "the quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

 

 

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT

 

International Pynchon Week 2022 -- deadline extended to 11/30

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:31pm
International Pynchon Week
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

International Pynchon Week 2022 will be held June 6-10, 2022, in Vancouver BC on the campus of the University of British Columbia.

The deadline for paper and panel proposals has been extended to November 30, 2021.

IPW 2022 will also now feature a limited number of remote/online papers.

For all these details and more, see the cfp (and addendum regarding online papers) at internationalpynchonweek.org.

Call for Submissions: Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 12:54pm
Modern Language Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

Call For Submissions

 

The editors and editorial board of MLQ: A Journal of Literary History invite submissions of topical, short-form essays on literary history and the crises, clarities, and opportunities of the present moment for an ongoing special series, “Present Tense: Literary History in Our Time.” 

 

AI Imaginaries: Artificial Intelligence in Literature

updated: 
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 9:29pm
Dr L. Acadia / National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

**The ACLA extended the deadline to Nov 30th!**

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2022 Annual Meeting
June 15-18, 2022, National Taiwan Normal University (probably also online)

Submit a proposal: https://www.acla.org/node/add/paper

Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing

updated: 
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 10:14am
University of Brighton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Papers
Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing
International Conference


Confirmed Keynote Speaker:
Bernardine Evaristo


Venue:
University of Brighton, UK
Dates:
21st-23rd July 2022


Deadline for Submission:
31st January 2022

Special Panel: The Matrix Revisited

updated: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:49pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021

The Matrix Revisited

Les géographies imaginaires l'esclavage dans la littérature, les arts et les musées

updated: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:48pm
Le Mans University/ University of Abomey-Calavi
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Colloque international Université du Mans / Université d’Abomey-Calavi 11 - 12 – 13 mai 2022 Lieu du colloque

Université d’Abomey-Calavi & Ouidah 

Bénin

 Appel à communications « Les géographies imaginaires de l’esclavage dans la littérature, les arts et les musées »  

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