This special issue of Tinakori seeks to explore representations of physical and emotional pain in Mansfield’s writings. In her seminal text The Body in Pain, Elaine Scarry suggests that pain defies language to become ‘unrepresentable’, an idea more recently challenged. How does Mansfield represent hurt and pain using the literary conventions of short story form (or verse) as a medium? How is this also communicated in her letters and journals?How do bystanders in Mansfield’s work or life respond to those who suffer in some way? Is pain a source of connection or separation?
Reminder: Call for papers - deadline November 1st
Scoring Peak TV: Music and Sound in Television’s New ‘Golden Age’
We invite abstracts proposing contributions to a project led by Dr Steve Halfyard (RCS) and Prof. Nicholas Reyland (RNCM). The project will involve two phases of work: a conference/workshop (to be held in 2022, location and medium tbc.) and an essay collection co-edited by Halfyard and Reyland (to be submitted end 2023).
Open Channels: Divinatory Poetics and Critique of the Lyric
A Roundtable at the 53rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland (although hybrid presentations are possible)
For over a decade now, the interdisciplinary study of human rights and literature has offered a generative lens for thinking about questions of citizenship, the nation-state, and narrative form. Scholars have studied the human rights novel (James Dawes), the co-constitution of human rights and the bildungsroman (Joseph Slaughter), literary and cinematic depictions of torture (Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg), and the rights-based political imaginations of American writers of color (Crystal Parikh), among other projects. These approaches have emphasized the discursivity of human rights: literature does not represent a static conception of human rights but rather helps shape understandings of what human rights are or could be.
What does a novel do? Recent theoretical work on the novel has tended to emphasize the novel’s facility for world-making—for the organization of all its different elements within a global whole (Cheah / Hayot / Woloch). Figured as a composite of relations, the novel is ascribed a constructive conceptuality (Levine / Kornbluh). The novel makes a world. Perhaps some of the strongest, recent theorizations of the novel along these lines, in literary criticism, have come from within new formalism—a formalist movement with roots in both New Criticism and Marxist literary criticism.
Call for papers
Kathleen Raine, poet of the past or of times to come?
International Conference: A Homage to Kathleen Raine
We are delighted to confirm that the international conference in Homage to Kathleen Raine will be held in person at the Sorbonne and at the research center of the Sorbonne Nouvelle on March 24 and 25, 2022. The call for papers (see below) has been extended to October 31, 2021. You will find all the necessary information on the conference website.
From Langston Hughes’ "Goodbye, Christ" to Gertrude Stein’s "If I Told Him, A Completed Portrait of Picasso," Marie Howe’s Magdalene to Sarah Blake’s Mr. West, cultural icons feature prominently across American poetry from the past century to the present. Now that social media affords endless and immediate access to living icons’ homes, bodies, and vulnerabilities (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic), poetic treatments of icons might offer timely and incisive considerations of iconography in popular culture then and now. What makes us identify with, or feel alienated from, an iconic figure? What challenges exist in depicting realistic and relatable icons in a medium necessitating a degree of craft?
“How was the New Woman comparatively constructed in the East and West”.
Organizer: Simone O Malley Sutton
Co-Organizer: Ji Hyea Hwang
**DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO OCT. 15!
"I, too, having lost faith / in language, have placed my faith in language" (Terrance Hayes, "Snow for Wallace Stevens")
As Terrance Hayes exemplifies in his portrayal of Wallace Stevens’ racism, language underpins both care-full and care-less representations. As an interdependent system that necessarily implicates and involves us all, language demands our thoughtful investigation when it comes to how we might communicate care.
NeMLA has extended the deadline for abstracts to Oct. 15, 2021. Additionally, this panel will be accepting participants who can only participate via online/Zoom and we will be livestreaming the panel to conference participants via the conference app. International participants are welcome. However, please note that all conference participants will still have to pay the full registration fee and NeMLA has said that all sessions of the conference may not be fully accessible to online participants.
CfP: Gender, Networks and Collaboration Across Cultures and History
6 May 2022
Organizers: Núria Codina and Beatrijs Vanacker (KU Leuven)
Keynote Speakers: Rebecca Braun (NUI Galway) & Hilary Brown (Birmingham)
CFP: YOUNG SCHOLARS Session
Conference: Crossing the Border of Humanity: Cyborgs in Ethics, Law, and Art
December 14–15, 2021
Medical University of Łódź, Poland & University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
The idea of being a cyborg is as alluring as it is be repulsive (at least to some). Literary and pop-cultural visions of becoming a cyborg and becoming a nation of cyborgs have seductively taken hold of our imagination, resulting in a prevalent, yet simplistic, image of a one-laser-eyed being with a robotic limb. This unanimous picture ostensibly evident what a cyborg is and what (s)he/it is not. We are, after all, by no means something like a Borg!
Call for Papers – CLOSURE: Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #9
Thematic Section: »Being Old – or Doing Age? Sketching Age in Comics«
The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that confront us. The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals from scholars, academics and postgraduates, on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics as well as contemporary issues.
Memories of military conflicts from both combatants and non-combatants alike have been a key tool in analyzing the unique traumas and socio-cultural affects of modern warfare. Scholars such as Samuel Hynes and Paul Fussell have done seminal work in articulating theoretical approaches to understanding the memories of bearing witness to modern war. Yet, mainstream war literature largely recounts the white voices from the West.
Submissions are open for the 2022 Conference!
Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual SWPACA conference to take place February 23-26, 2022, in Albuquerque, New Mexico! One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.
We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2022 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions.
Podcasts have left the garage and entered the university. This seminar considers the ever-expanding place of podcasts and podcasting in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship. Are podcasts welcome alternatives to the gatekeeping of academic journals and exclusive conferences? Or is “start a podcast” the new “learn to code,” just another skill that humanities scholars must adopt to stay relevant in a shrinking field? Do podcasts encourage new forms of scholarship, knowledge, and collaboration? What are the intersections between podcasts and the fields of public humanities, digital humanities, and sound studies?
Whether he parodied, plagiarized, appropriated, translated, borrowed, or critiqued, Oscar Wilde’s work contains a web of references that vigorously engages with the voices of others. The way Wilde spoke with and through his sources may reveal not only his own influences and allegiances, but also aspects of larger conversations within late Victorian culture involving artistic production, Decadence, theater, journalism, scholarship, poverty, gender issues, sexuality, prison reform, and more.
This panel aims to explore how writers and filmmakers have articulated questions of Blackness and Europeanness, migration and cultural belonging, colonial histories and decolonial futures.
In recent decades, artists, scholars, and activists from all over Europe have interrogated and problematized wishful narratives about Europe as a democratic stronghold and a multicultural, borderless space. Working in different media, forms, and genres, these works address urgent questions, such as the racialization of migration, the persistent social and economic inequalities of urban spaces, and the legacies of repressed colonial histories.
This roundtable will convene literary and media scholars with poets themselves to explore the present and future of poetic cultures online, both in the U.S. and around the world. Our largest question can be simply put: to what extent have platforms for digital “prosumption” and online networking transformed the social life of contemporary poetry? We understand this inquiry to entail a diverse array of other, finer pointed questions: How does social media now condition the politics of contemporary poetry, where “politics” signifies both the institutional lifeforms of poetry’s production and circulation, and the ostensible public efficacy of poems themselves?
Updated: Extended deadline: October 15, 2021
53rd NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, Maryland, 10-13 March, 2022
Call for Chapter Proposals for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume
Unorthodox Minds: Innovative Exchanges Between Cognitive Studies, Narrative Theory and Contemporary Fiction
edited by Grzegorz Maziarczyk and Joanna Klara Teske
Due to effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the strain it has placed on all of us, the deadline for abstracts for this volume has been extended.
New deadline for abstract submissions: 1 November 2021.
Where do we find important archives for the study of the Global Anglophone? How were their materials accumulated and how are they now arranged? What do these collections record, and what do they omit? Who can access them, particularly in this ongoing pandemic season?
This panel invites papers which explore the archives, personal or institutional, that enrich our understanding of literatures in English—and that provide material resources for research and teaching in the rising, disputed discipline of the Global Anglophone. Both established and lesser-known centers of archival study will make for welcome subjects. Papers may examine a whole institution, a particular collection, or even a single document.
Seventh Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium
April 8-9, 2022
Submission deadline: November 30, 2021
Keynote Speaker: Michelle Huang
Additional Faculty Participation by Harris Feinsod, Kalyan Nadiminti, Lauren Michele Jackson, Justin Mann, Lakshmi Padmanabhan, Nick Davis, Francisco Robles
CFP – MELUS 2022
New Orleans, March 23-28, 2022
Feminist Awakenings in Multiethnic Literature -- MELUS 2022 Panel
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022
Chairs: Karl Manis & Danyse Golick (University of Toronto)
ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. The journal is indexed in SCOPUS, DOAJ, CEEOL, CEJSH, BazHum, EBSCO, MIAR, Index Copernicus and ERIHPLUS, and included in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.
We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures and linguistics for our next issue to be published September 2022.
The International David Foster Wallace Society are accepting papers for panel at the 53rd NeMLA, which will take place between March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland.
We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction. Paper topics may include but are not limited to: