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Global Dostoevskys

updated: 
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 5:17pm
North American Dostoevsky Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The North American Dostoevsky Society invites proposals for blog posts on the topic of “Global Dostoevskys: Influences and Receptions” for our official blog The Bloggers Karamazov. Posts for this limited series should focus on an aspect of Dostoevsky’s influence and reception outside of Russia. Less researched sites of influence and unexplored areas of reception are especially welcome.

Potential blog topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Translations of Dostoevsky’s works

  • Shifts in his acclaim or censure within a culture

"Re-emergence of the Realist Novel in East-Central Europe during Post-Stalinism”, Group session, ICLA Congress 2022, Tbilisi, Georgia

updated: 
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 11:25am
Oana Fotache Dubalaru & Magdalena Raduta/University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Shortly after the end of WWII, the literary cultures of East-Central Europe were compelled to import the doctrine of socialist realism, which had already been active in the USSR for more than a decade. A malfunctional grafting of a would-be idealizing aesthetics and a formal pattern typical of traditional realism, the socialist realism brought along a new political novel with a limited collection of characters, narrative situations, and denouements, all projected against a overly simplified social background, painted in black and white.

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

updated: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:40pm
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 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

 

Fragile Ecologies and Discontinuous Modernities

updated: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 4:10pm
Christ's (Deemed to be) University, India and National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 29, 2021

In cosmogonical texts like the Navajo Myth, the search for an ecology of inter-species relations is threatened by the meeting of the horizons of the sky and the earth which unhinges the stable cosmos. In narratives of climate dystopias like Bruno Arpaia's Something Out There (2016) and ecological parables like Wu Ming-Yi's The Man with Compound Eyes (2011), the threats of expulsions from habitable places and the severing of human relationships are explored within apocalyptic frameworks of planetary harm.

Cormac McCarthy Area

updated: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 4:04pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021

The 43rd meeting of the Southwest Popular/American Cultural Association will take place in person in Albuquerque, NM from February 23-26, 2022. After moving online last year, we are particularly excited to be together again in February. 

Narrating Partition in South Asia: Recent Trends and Perspectives

updated: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 4:04pm
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous), Narendrapur
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous), Narendrapur

7th Inter-University Students’ and Researchers’ Conference 2021

On

Narrating Partition in South Asia: Recent Trends and Perspectives

 

ACLA Seminar: Stories of Memory in the 21st Century (June 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 3:52pm
The American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

CFP: ACLA 2022

Stories of Memory in the 21st Century

 

Location: 

National Taipei Normal University

Taipei, Taiwan

 

*Contingency plan: 

It may be held online due to the ongoing 

pandemic, and the board will make a final decision in January 2022.  

 

Time: June 15-18, 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline: 

October 31st, 2021

 

Contact: Mavis Tseng

Associate Professor, 

Taipei Medical University 

mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw

 

Saul Bellow (American Literature Association Annual Conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:29pm
William Etter / The Saul Bellow Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Saul Bellow Society will host one session at the American Literature Association's Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill. on May 26-29, 2022.  Proposals are welcome for paper presentations of 15-20 minutes in length concerning any aspect of Saul Bellow's work or life, including comparisons with other authors.  

 

Proposals for presentations should include a title, your name and affiliation, e-mail address, and a short abstract.  Please send proposals to William Etter, (Irvine Valley College) at better@ivc.edu.  Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged by e-mail.  Proposals are due no later than January 5, 2022.

Crossovers: Imaginaries of Movement in Culture and Literary Aesthetics

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:28pm
Anuparna Mukherjee and Arunima Bhattacharya
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Dr Anuparna Mukherjee and Dr Arunima Bhattacharya are proposing a panel at ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Annual Meeting to be held at the National Taiwan Normal University from June 15 to 18, 2022. Please find the abstract and the details regarding the submission on the ACLA website.

 

https://www.acla.org/crossovers-imaginaries-movement-culture-and-literary-aesthetics

 

Three main areas of focus for the panel are:

Margins, Marginalized, Marginalia

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:26pm
Craft Critique Culture Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections of critical and creative approaches to writing, both within and beyond the academy. This year’s conference recognizes the spatial and temporal context within and beyond a written text. Within the text, we examine what has been mapped by the margins as well as the communities that have been marginalized by the borders of the page. Here, margins refer to the open spaces on the page — not inhabited by words, punctuation, ornamentation, etc. This year’s conference begins at the margins: whether it be the page, the camera lens, the pictorial frame, the margins of philosophy, the undercommons of the university, the peripheries of the city....margins are everywhere.

An Interdisciplinary Conference on "Displacement, Emplacement, and Migration"

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:26pm
Bamberg Graduate School of Literature, Culture, and Media, University of Bamberg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Migration is one of the most prominent cultural, socio-political, and economic questions of our time. In both industrialised and less developed countries, it would be hard to find people who do not have a personal experience of migration and its effects, which ultimately ‘become the hallmark of the age of migration’ (Castles et al., 2013). According to the World Migration Report 2020, international migrants consist of only 3.6% (281 million) of the world population, and they make ‘significant sociocultural, civic-political and economic contributions in origin and destination countries and community’ (WMR, 2020). However, a great majority of people do not migrate across borders; instead, a large number of people migrate within countries.

Quebecois Literature and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:25pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This board-sponsored session welcomes presentations that deal with Quebecois literature and media. A wide variety of topics will be considered: cinema (jeune cinéma Québécois, cinéma féminin), representation of the First Nations in Quebecois literature and media, Quebecois theater, etc.

Please submit 200-250 word abstract and indicate if any A/V equipment will be required. Upload your proposal on NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19475 

Trans Lives in French and Francophone Literature and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:25pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Transgender representation is currently at an all-time high. Whether it be in cinema, literature, or social networks, the visibility of trans individuals has tremendously increased. ​Changes in culture have allowed the transgender community to feel safer in coming forward with their stories, and therefore, this new movement has been pioneered by trans women, trans men, and non-binary individuals. For example, Lexie, the trans woman behind the ​popular Instagram account Agressively Trans (@aggressively_trans), published the book Une histoire de genres in February 2021. Petite fille, a 2020 documentary directed by Sébastien Lifshitz has won several prizes in various festivals.

The XIV James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

updated: 
Monday, October 11, 2021 - 3:38am
The James Joyce Italian Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021

The XIV James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

“One, No One, and One Hundred (Thousand?) Ulysses

Conference Dates: 9-11 February 2022

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 14, 2021

Keynote speakers:

  • Erika Mihalycsa (Babeş-Bolyai University)
  • Ilaria Natali (Università di Firenze)
  • Fritz Senn (Zurich James Joyce Foundation)

Organisers: Franca Ruggieri, Fabio Luppi, Enrico Terrinoni, Serenella Zanotti

UPDATED DEADLINE (NeMLA 2022) - Postcolonial Post-Soviet: The USSR’s influence on cultural and literary production

updated: 
Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 11:06pm
Northeast MLA Conference 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The 53rd annual NeMLA Convention will be held March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. More information here: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

This seminar invites 250-350 word abstracts for papers that will be circulated in February 2022, prior to the convention. During the seminar itself, session participants will briefly present their work before participating in a discussion with other panelists. Proposed papers should situate Soviet literature and/or other cultural products within a postcolonial context, or explain how postcolonial theory must be modified when applied in post-Soviet spaces. Please read the detailed CFP below:

 

Cfp. Between XII.24 (November 2022), "Entering the Simulacra World: Aesthetic and Cultural Phenomenologies in Literature, Media, and the Arts"

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:10am
Edited by Alessandra Ghezzani, Laura Giovannelli, Cristina Savettieri and Francesco Rossi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

This issue of Between aims to investigate the phenomenology of simulacra and their range of functions (conceptual, cultural, literary, aesthetic, and in the media). What is meant here by “simulacrum” is any artificial creature that imitates or replicates the outward form and/or behaviour of living beings, especially human beings. When it comes to artefacts produced by technology – conceived in its broader sense as techne, and therefore also including magic and art – the simulacrum reveals itself as marked by operational autonomy and a variable degree of awareness.

ACLA 2022 Call for Papers: "Future of Cities/Future Beyond Cities"

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:10am
Rudrani Gangopadhyay
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting

National Taiwan Normal University

June 15-18

 

"Future of Cities / Future Beyond Cities"

 

In the last decades, cities around the world have experienced unprecendented economic, political, social, and spatial transformations. As these changes bring new challenges for the ways in which we categorize the boundaries of the urban and the definitions of the city, urban theorists have been condering the possibilities of the twenty first century bringing in post-urban stage.

ACLA 2022: Multilingual, Transregional, Comparative Approaches to South Asian Literature

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:09am
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

The concept of South Asian literature is inherently unstable; South Asia is a regional term that covers several countries, some of which are still enemies recovering from shared histories of violence. In addition, the region of South Asia encompasses dozens of literary languages, including English – ironically the one “common” language of the region that is also the most "foreign." This panel seeks to animate comparison as a postcolonial and decolonizing practice in South Asian literary criticism. Comparison calls on scholars to think across boundaries of language, region or nation-state to imagine new points of connection among authors, texts, genres and modes.

“Eileen Myles Now”: Special Issue of Women’s Studies: An Inter-Disciplinary Journal

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 7:21am
Rosa Campbell, Joel Duncan and Jack Parlett
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 20, 2021

This special issue of Women’s Studies aims to bring together new and exciting scholarship on the work of Eileen Myles. From their early involvement with the St. Mark’s Poetry Project in New York City in the late 1970s, to their breakthrough success in 2015 with the Ecco/HarperCollins publication of I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems and republication of their 1994 book Chelsea Girls, Myles has operated at the intersection of multiple traditions: the New York School, queer and trans feminisms, autofiction, and performance.

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.

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)

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