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Tinakori: Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society: Special Edition: Pain

updated: 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 3:33pm
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021

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: Scoring Peak TV: Music and Sound in Television’s New ‘Golden Age’

updated: 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2:45am
Steve (Janet K.) Halfyard/ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

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

updated: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 2:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

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)

ACLA: Literature After Rights

updated: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 9:33am
American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

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.

 

Theory and the Novel (ACLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 7:56am
Athanassia Williamson (NYU) and Christina Gilligan (Brown)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

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.

Kathleen Raine, poet of the past or of times to come? International Conference: A Homage to Kathleen Raine

updated: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 3:09am
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

 

Call for papers

Kathleen Raine, poet of the past or of times to come?

International Conference: A Homage to Kathleen Raine

 

 

Dear colleagues,

 

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.

Iconography and Iconoclasm in Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Poetry

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 5:50pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 25, 2021

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?

Is Language Limited?

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:18pm
2022 Northeast MLA Convention, Baltimore MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

**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.

Deadline EXTENDED: NeMLA Roundtable Panel Intertextual Wilde

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:49pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

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.  

Gender, Networks and Collaboration Across Cultures and History

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
CROSSING THE BORDER OF HUMANITY: CYBORGS IN ETHICS, LAW, AND ART, Medical University of Łódź
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021

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!

»Being Old – or Doing Age? Sketching Age in Comics« #9 CLOSURE

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:46pm
CLOSURE: Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #9
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Call for Papers – CLOSURE: Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #9

(November 2022)

Thematic Section: »Being Old – or Doing Age? Sketching Age in Comics« 

Open Section

7th Derrida Today Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:44pm
Derrida Today
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

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 War in Other Worlds: Approaches to War Literature and Memories from the Global South

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:44pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

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.

Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest American/Popular Culture Association Conference

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Southwest American/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

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.

 

ACLA 2022: The Place of Podcasts in the Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:42pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

 

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? 

NeMLA2022 Roundtable: Intertextual Wilde (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

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.

Migration, Belonging, and Afro-Europeanness: Current Articulations and Future Perspectives

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:26am
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

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.

Deadline Extended: NeMLA 2022 - Contemporary Poetry and Social Media

updated: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:43pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

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?

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Unorthodox Minds: Innovative Exchanges Between Cognitive Studies, Narrative Theory and Contemporary Fiction (peer-reviewed edited volume)

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 4:25pm
Grzegorz Maziarczyk / The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

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.

 

Deadline Extended: Archives of the Global Anglophone (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:26pm
Ben Fried / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 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

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:59am
Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Seventh Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

April 8-9, 2022 

Northwestern University

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

Feminist Awakenings in Multiethnic Literature - MELUS 2022

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:06am
Isadora J. Wagner / Fulbright University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 24, 2021

CFP – MELUS 2022
New Orleans, March 23-28, 2022
Feminist Awakenings in Multiethnic Literature -- MELUS 2022 Panel

Reading Literature Today (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022

 

Chairs: Karl Manis & Danyse Golick (University of Toronto)

 

CFP for ANGLICA An International Journal of English Studies 2022 issue

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:12pm
ANGLICA An International Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

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.

https://anglica-journal.com

We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures and linguistics for our next issue to be published September 2022.

David Foster Wallace Society Panel at NEMLA 2022: DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:49pm
The International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

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:

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