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Insurgent Infrastructures

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 6:59am
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2022

Critique: Studies in Contemporary Literature

Call for Papers for Special Issue: Insurgent Infrastructures

Edited by Gabriella Friedman, Henry Ivry and Harriet Stilley

CFP: Tramp Press: Ireland’s Maverick Publisher

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 9:48pm
University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Tramp Press (f. 2014) is one of the leading voices in independent publishing, launching well-known writers from Ireland and beyond such as Sara Baume and Emilie Pine, and reissuing impactful past women writers. A globally-minded local press, Tramp’s list queries fixed ideas of “Irish” writing and of what can constitute the contemporary. 

Life Writing as World Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 9:47pm
edited collection
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

 

LIFE WRITING AS WORLD LITERATURE (book)

 

Deadline for abstracts: July 1, 2022Deadline for final essays: January 1, 2023

 

The series Literatures as World Literature by Bloomsbury Publishing aims to “take a novel approach to world literature by analyzing specific constellations — according to language, nation, form, or theme — of literary texts and authors in their own world-literary dimensions.” https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/series/literatures-as-world-literature/

 

The Nature of Things: Ecology, Philosophy, and Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 11:10am
Alexander Sorenson/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

What does it mean to write and think about nature? Do language, thought, and mimesis ultimately have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our natural environments, and do these environments in turn have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our words and ideas? Taking such questions as a starting point, this panel aims to explore how the relationship between the human community and the environment has occupied a central space within literature and thought across various epochs and epistemological arenas. 

Edited Collection: Global History of Astrology 1900-2021

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 10:32am
William E. Burns/George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

 I am recruiting contributors for a collection of scholarly essays with the working title Starcrossed Century: Astrology in Global Society from World War One to Covid. The book is designed to address the identification of the history of astrology with "premodern" history. The historiography of astrology is very active and intellectually exciting, but it focuses almost entirely on the period before 1800. Yet never have there been more astrological believers and practitioners than today.

The Future is Fragile

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Medical sociologist Arthur Frank argues in his foundational The Wounded Storyteller that an ideal illness narrative accepts contingency and acknowledges that “the human body, for all its resilience, is fragile” (49). About her own illness experience, Audre Lorde famously argues that our greatest strength stems - paradoxically, perhaps - from our greatest vulnerability (Cancer Journals 14). Both of these perspectives suggest that resilience is finite, and that recognizing as much can be itself empowering. This panel therefore wonders: what potential does fragility have in a world rife with environmental disasters, personal and structural traumas and other catastrophes that all seem to demand resilience?

NeMLA 2023 | Just Resilience: Climate Justice in a Warming World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

While the phenomenon of warming may be global, the effects of it are not. Evidence is clear that many populations in the Global South are more vulnerable to the harm of rising seas, increasing droughts, and more frequent super storms. We are also increasingly aware that in areas of the Global North, political, economic, and social inequities contribute in significant ways to unequal climate vulnerability and resilience. As a result, calls for climate justice are becoming more urgent. But what does such justice look like from different social and geo-historical locations? Whose voices carry in these urgent conversations about what climate justice means, and whose do not?

Roundtable: "Poetics of Refuge in the United States" (NeMLA 2023, Niagara Falls, NY)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:59pm
William Arighi, Springfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Over the past twenty years, refugee studies has turned toward a critical encounter with the legal studies framework that had previously dominated it. Scholars such as those in the Critical Refugee Studies Collective have emphasized the position of refugee as one that creates new forms of relationship across spaces and times unbound (but not unmarked) by the state.

International Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Conference 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 6:59am
Osmaniye Korkut Ata University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

 

DEADLINE EXTENSION: The new deadline for abstract submission is June 15, 2022. 

 

International Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Conference 2022

(Online)

 

October 18-19, 2022

 

Department of English Language and Literature, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University

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Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Network

 

Workshop “Moving Away from ‘Post-socialism’: Reconceptualizing Scholarly Approaches to Contemporary Eastern Europe and Eurasia through Feminist and Queer Theory Lenses”

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
Central European University, Department of Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 20, 2022

Workshop “Moving Away from ‘Post-socialism’: Reconceptualizing Scholarly Approaches to Contemporary Eastern Europe and Eurasia through Feminist and Queer Theory Lenses”

Central European University, Budapest, 23-25 September 2022.

 

Call for Papers

CFP: Belvedere Research Journal, First Issue

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
Belvedere, Vienna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

We are inviting the first round of submissions to the newly founded Belvedere Research Journal (BRJ), a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal. We seek articles that shed new light on the visual culture of the former Habsburg Empire and Central Europe broadly defined from the medieval period to the present day. We especially welcome contributions that situate Austrian art practices within the broader international context. Moreover, we are interested in innovative approaches to art history, such as the decentralization of established narratives or the investigation of transnational transfers that reveal the interconnected and cross-cultural character of the art world.

PAMLA 2022 session: Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian (LA, November 11-13)

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:40am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

PAMLA 2022 session: Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian (LA, November 11-13) deadline for submissions: June 30,  2022 full name / name of organization: PAMLA contact email: mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw 

CFP: PAMLA 2022

Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian

(Special session)

Location: Abstract Submission Deadline:

Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel

Time: November 11-13, 2022

 

Presiding officer:
Mavis Tseng
Associate Professor,
Director of the Language Center Taipei Medical University mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw

Comics and Graphic Narratives, PAMLA 2022 CFP Deadline Extended to July 10, 2022

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

PAMLA's Comics and Graphic Narratives panel seeks papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives for its annual in-person conference, which will convene at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022. We extended the deadline for submissions to Sunday, July 10, 2022.

All papers dealing with comics and graphic narratives will be considered. We appreciate papers using media specific analyses and/or featuring a strong connection to this year's theme ("Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian"), but these guidelines are not required. We also welcome papers/presentations using a visual component.

CFP: International Steinbeck Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
International Steinbeck Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

2023 Steinbeck Conference: “Reading, Teaching, and Translating Steinbeck”

March 22-24, 2023     

San José State University, San José CA

 

Podcast for Pop-Culture/Nerd/Nostalgia Podcast

updated: 
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 3:48pm
The Nostalgia Test Podcast
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Hi! My name is Dan Dissinger. I'm a professor in the USC Writing Program and I host a pop culture/nerd/nostalgia comedy podcast with my longtime friend and micro-brewery owner Manny Coelho. 

The aim of the podcast is to revisit our childhood movies, tv shows, video games, music, etc, and to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! It's a fun comedy podcast, and we always aim to have a great time. 

CALL FOR CHAPTERS ‘STARS AND FRANCHISES’ EDITED COLLECTION

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Sarah Thomas (University of Liverpool, UK) and Mark McKenna (Staffordshire University, UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022

This edited collection seeks to examine the intersections between two significant media systems: stardom and the franchise. It will explore the convergences, tensions and inter-dependences that star-driven texts and franchise cultures have constantly negotiated within the entertainment industry, on a global, historical and multiplatform scale. It aims to analyse franchise sites and strategies as significant nexus where an understanding of stars is created, managed and interpreted, and to analyse the place and value of the star to media franchise production.

Outside the Western Box - In Search of the Primary

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:11pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the upcoming Re-Viewing Black Mountain College Conference, to be held in Asheville, October 7-9, 2022.

International T. S. Eliot Society Annual Meeting

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

International T. S. Eliot Society 43rd Annual Meeting

The Waste Land Centennial September 23-25, 2022, in St. Louis

 

Call for Papers

The Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at our annual meeting, this year held in St. Louis, MO from 23-25 September (Friday to Sunday). Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, submitted as Word or PDF documents, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with brief biographical sketches, should be emailed by June 1, 2022, to tseliotsociety@gmail.com, with the subject heading “Conference Proposal.”

 

CFP: Backward Glances Graduate Student Conference, 9/30-10/1

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:11am
Screen Cultures Graduate Student Association of Northwestern University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Backward Glances 2022: Saturation
The Screen Cultures Graduate Student Conference
Department of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University
September 30th-October 1st, 2022, in person
Keynote Speakers: Professors Anna Kornbluh (University of Illinois Chicago) and Cáel Keegan (Grand Valley State University)
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2022

Call For Papers. -- Memory: The Captive and The Fugitive Online Literature Conference 2022, OCT 21-22 (Taipei GMT+08:00)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:01am
National Taipei University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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: taipeitechlc2022@gmail.com 

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: taipeitechlc2022@gmail.com 

Cultural Representations of the Region in Transnational Contexts, c. 1840-1940

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:59am
Radboud University, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

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.

Faces of postmemory 5 – conflict or negotiations?

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:58am
Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Institute of Intercultural Studies and University of Warsaw, Institute of Applied Linguistics
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Institute of Intercultural Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw
are pleased to invite you to Faces of postmemory 5 – conflict or negotiations?
an interdisciplinary conference under the patronage
of the Section of Heritage and Cultural Memory Studies of the Polish Ethnological Society

Kraków, 25-26 October 2022

Between fiction and society. Imagination and world building in the aftermath of a global pandemic

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:57am
IULM
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 22, 2022

CFP: Between fiction and society. Imagination and world building in the aftermath of a global pandemic

Let’s take back the future!

Call for papers for an international conference on speculative fiction, science fiction, and fantasy fiction to be held in Milan, Italy, on 12-14 October 2022. The conference is organised and hosted by IULM University of Milan, in collaboration with the Complutense University of Madrid and the HISTOPIA research group.

Fields of interest: Literature, Cinema, Tv Series, Comics, Games/Video games, New Media, Cultural History.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

updated: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 9:55pm
MELOW: The Society for the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2022

CONFERENCE CALL

MELOW 2022

THE 22nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF

MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)

to be held in GOA, INDIA, from 23-25 SEPT 2022

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

 

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