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Call For Research Papers on World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:45am
IMPRESSIONS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Call for Papers by 28 February, 2022 and 30 September 2022

Impressions

A Bi-Annual International Refereed e-Journal of English Studies

Research Papers on World Literatures

Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 6:01am
University of Brighton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 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:
28th February 2022

Cached in the Hills: Critical Essays on Ozarks Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 5:26pm
John J. Han / Missouri Baptist University Phillip Howerton / Missouri State University-West Plains
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Deadline for proposal submissions: May 1, 2022

Deadline for completed essays: November 1, 2022

Call for Papers — Blackboxed Futures: Multiple Temporalities of Algorithmic Technologies (Online Symposium)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:47am
Higher School of Economics, Moscow
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 20, 2022

Algorithmic technologies are nowadays proliferating in various sectors of the economy and, more generally, in society. Yet, while their widespread development already occupies several areas of contemporary life, their material configuration often remains opaque and difficult to comprehend, especially when it comes to how algorithms shape the futures of people and societies at large. Often, algorithms and AI technologies are conceived by their users and creators as “magic” that is beyond comprehension — an understanding that has a range of political and cultural implications for society (Campolo & Crawford, 2020) and has been consequently recognized in the theorizations of economy and politics (Pignarre & Stengers, 2012).

(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

 

Katherine Mansfield Studies Essay Prize

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:49am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2022, open to all, on the subject of

 

Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death

 

The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies, vol. 15 (2023), the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.

 

The distinguished panel of judges will comprise:

Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:49am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 15 OF

 

Katherine Mansfield Studies

THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS

 

on the theme of

 

Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death

Editors

 

Gerri Kimber, University of Northampton, UK Todd Martin, Huntington University, USA and

Folk Horror (Special Issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:49am
Horror Studies (Journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 3, 2022

Horror Studies – Proposed special issue on Folk Horror  

Guest editors, Dr Dawn Keetley, Professor of English and Film, Lehigh University, dek7@lehigh.edu, and Dr Jeffrey A. Tolbert, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Folklore, Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg, jat639@psu.edu 

Call for Abstracts: Trace Journal, Issue 5

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:44am
Brandon Murakami / Trace
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Trace, a peer-reviewed, open-access, and interdisciplinary journal seeks proposals of 250-300 words for its upcoming issues thematized around AI. Trace considers the material and ethical impacts of media in all forms with specific interest in scholarship that theorizes the confluences of technology, culture, and life. 

This issue invites proposals for articles that analyze and critique the various and sometimes contested representations of Artificial Intelligence (AI). We especially encourage papers that consider non-Western narratives, as well as relatively recent ones from a range of mediums. Topics can include but are not limited to:

Telling Life Stories: Ethos, Positionality, and Structures of Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:43am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Telling Life Stories: Ethos, Positionality, and Structures of Narrative


The reading and analysing of life stories offer multiple perspectives in understanding the self-reflexivity of authorial consciousness, the rhetorical/stylistic fashioning of ethos, and the fabulation/fictionality of narrative. Lived experiences, of the author as well as the reader, allow perception of meaning against the sedimented social, political, and cultural paradigms of the “master” or “grand narrative,” as Jean-François Lyotard puts in his seminal work, The Postmodern Condition (1979). The dialectic of human action and social reality within such narratives serves to map the interrelated progression of individuals and cultures throughout history.

Marxism and Neoliberalism Today

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:42am
The University of Florida Marxist Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

CFP: Annual University of Florida Marxist Reading Group Conference

“Marxism and Neoliberalism Today”

 

Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida

April 8-10, Gainesville, FL

 

Keynote: Rachel Greenwald Smith (St. Louis University)

 

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

DFW 2022 - David Foster Wallace - Austin, TX - June 2-4, 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:23am
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 7, 2022

The International David Foster Wallace Society invites you to attend DFW 2022 in Austin, Texas. Special events at the Harry Ransom Center (home to Wallace’s archive), social events, and other presentations will be included, in addition to a wide variety of panels of Wallace criticism and commentary. 

Panels will be held at the University of Texas Glickman Conference Center. The keynote address by Pulitzer winner Jennifer Egan will be held at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall on Thursday, June 2. The keynote, sponsored by the Harry Ransom Center, is free and open to the public.

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

updated: 
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 3:25pm
Önder Çakırtaş
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 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.

*ONLINE* Virginia Woolf and Ethics: The 31st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf (Lamar University, June 9-12, 2022)

updated: 
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 1:58pm
Amy Smith/Lamar University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

*The 2022 Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf will take place ONLINE

*Deadline extended to February 15, 2022

Virginia Woolf and Ethics

31st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf

June 9-12, 2022

Lamar University (online modality)

Multitudes: Teaching Bob Dylan

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 2:33pm
Brady Harrison/University of Montana
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Call for Papers:

Multitudes:  Teaching Bob Dylan

 

I.  A Moment

 

Global Christianities and Global Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:05am
MLA 2023 / Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 21, 2022

Philip Jenkins has drawn attention to the emergent “new faces of Christianity”—believers and faith communities from across the Global South that have gained prominence amid declining European and North American religious groups.

Panel: In the shadow of Maurice Edgar and Gaston — Forgotten mediators and literary canon(s) in the 20th century

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:04am
53 ème Congrès de l’Association Française d’Études Américaines (AFEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

As illustrated even recently by the French magazine America, the « special » relation between France and US literature is long-standing. In the World Republic of Letters (2004 for the English translation), Pascale Casanova developed the idea of Paris as a “Greenwich meridian” of world literature while emphasizing the importance of “[t]he great, often polyglot, cosmopolitan figures of the world of letters [who] act in effect as foreign exchange brokers, responsible for exporting from one territory to another texts whose literary value they determine by virtue of this very activity” (21).

Margaret Atwood Studies Special Issue: Survival

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:04am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I took the one most travelled by,” Aunt Lydia sardonically muses in The Testaments. “It was littered with corpses, as such roads are. But as you will have noticed, my own corpse is not among them.” Following the Margaret Atwood Society's 2022 MLA’s panel, "Wilderness (and Other) Tips: Concepts of Survival in Atwood’s Works," the 2023 edition of Margaret Atwood Studies will have the same theme.

Comics Arts Conference San Diego

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:03am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 21–24, 2022.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.  The CAC is presently scheduled to take place in person, and presenters should not submit proposals if they do not plan to attend physical

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)

 

Flannery O'Connor Allied Session at South Central Modern Language Association

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:34pm
Flannery O'Connor Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

 

The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks abstracts for our Allied Session at the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference. The conference will take place in Memphis, Tennessee, from October 13-15, 2022. More information regarding the conference can be found here.

This year, we are particularly interested in projects that intersect with SCMLA's theme of movements, described below:

Call for Abstracts: Two Vonnegut Panels at ALA 2022 in Chicago

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:34pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

American Literature Association Annual Conference

May 26-29, 2022

Chicago, IL

The Kurt Vonnegut Society will sponsor two panels at the upcoming ALA Conference:

Vonnegut on Film
Robert Weide’s documentary Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time was released in theaters
on November 19, 2021, following a Kickstarter campaign and much anticipation from
Vonnegut fans and scholars alike. Weide’s work is the first full-length documentary film
addressing the author’s life and works. This session invites responses to the
documentary and to “Vonnegut on Film” more broadly.

The Futures of Henry James

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:10pm
Sarah Wadsworth / Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Henry James Society

American Literature Association

33rd Annual Conference

Chicago

26-29 May 2022

Call for Papers

The Futures of Henry James

 

The Armstrong Continuum

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:09pm
The Center for Jazz Studies - Columbia University and the Armstrong Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

The Armstrong Continuum 2022 Meeting is seeking graduate student papers for a panel devoted to new work based on archival and scholarly research looking at the music, performances, and legacies of Louis Armstrong being done by graduate students across the globe. The Armstrong Continuum will be hosted by Robert G. O’Meally and the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University and is sponsored by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.

 

Unfeeling: Call for Academic Papers

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:00pm
Moveable Type, UCL Postgraduate Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

‘Unfeeling’ in relation to literature may evoke thoughts about depictions of cold-hearted characters, or repressive worlds in dystopian literature. It may also evoke the supposedly “emotionless” character of disinterested responses to art and literature, and of data-driven distant reading techniques. Affect and reader-response theories tell us that our feelings matter when we read, but which feelings have historically been prioritised and at whose expense?

 

William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archives, and Futures [Oct 20-22, 2022]

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 2:59pm
Washington University in St Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

December 29th 2022 will be the 100th anniversary of William Gaddis’ birth. Washington University in St Louis, whose library holds Gaddis’ comprehensive archive, will commemorate this centenary two months earlier with exhibitions, art events, and performances, as well as an academic conference on the prospects for the next 100 years of studying Gaddis’s life and work. The celebration will be organized by Joel Minor (curator of the Modern Literature Collection, including Gaddis’ archive, at the university’s Olin Library), and Ali Chetwynd (author of multiple articles on Gaddis’ archive).

 

Steinbeck Review Call for Submissions

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:58pm
Steinbeck Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The Steinbeck Review is actively seeking submissions of scholarly and reflective essays on the life, work, and impact of writing by John Steinbeck

To submit a manuscript to the editorial office, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/steinbeck/ and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article for submission to the editorial office.

Unfeeling: Call for Creative Writing Submissions

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:57pm
Moveable Type, UCL Postgraduate Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

UCL's Moveable Type invites submissions of your creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction and drama relating to the theme of unfeeling for its Autumn 2022 issue. 

 

We welcome submissions about: 

  • Climate change narratives 

  • The ruse of universal feelings

  • Shame

  • Sympathy, or a lack thereof

  • The medicalization of feeling 

  • Biopower 

  • Apathy and/or despair 

  • Unfeeling characters 

Unfeeling: Call for Book and Film Reviews

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:57pm
Moveable Type, UCL Postgraduate Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

UCL's English Journal is seeking reviews of poetry, novels, plays, film adaptations, and critical monographs relating to the theme of unfeeling. Ideally, texts for review should have been published in the last two-three years.

Suggestions for review: 

Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings (2020)

Patricia Lockwood’s Nobody is Talking About This (2021)

Xine Yao’s Disaffected (2021)

Tomáš Jirsa’s Disformations: Affects, Media, Literature (2021)

Peter Gizzi, Now It’s Dark (2021)

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