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David Foster Wallace Panels at ALA 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:35pm
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 33rd annual conference of the American Literature Association in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.

We are seeking submissions related to any aspect of Wallace’s fiction or nonfiction. 

Given the conference’s setting this year, in Illinois, we are particularly interested in work that considers Wallace’s relationship to or depiction of the American Midwest, or that considers Wallace as a Midwestern writer.

Optimistic Apocalypses: The End as a New Beginning, March 4, 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:35pm
English Graduate Student Organization of George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

Apocalypse implies a number of fraught theoretical terms, such as Freud’s death drive or the concept of the Anthropocene. Apocalypse, as a genre and a term, invites capacious understandings and definitions. To ground apocalypse in the past, present, and future, we can look to Kathryn Yusoff’s conception of the Anthropocene as “a politically infused geology and scientific/popular discourse [that] is just now noticing the extinction it has chosen to continually overlook in the making of its modernity and freedom” (Preface xiii).

Serial Poems, the Long Song, and Epic Form in American Verse

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:34pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 24, 2022

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a panel at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Chicago, May 26-29, 2021. We are interested in abstracts that address themes, ideas, and theories related to American long poems. The form goes by many names: the serial poem, the long song, the epic, the life poem, or simply the long poem, but no matter the terminology that is applied to long poems, their abiding presence in the tradition of American poetry is clear.

Charles W. Chesnutt panels, American Literature Association conference (1/15/22 deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:26pm
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

Charles W. Chesnutt Association

American Literature Association

33rd Annual ConferenceMay 26-29, 2022The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe
Chicago, IL  60603

 

The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2022 ALA conference in Chicago.

 

Session One: Chesnutt’s Influences

UPDATE: CFP: Food in American Literature Proposals due December 24, 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 12:34pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 24, 2021

UPDATE: CFP: Food in American Literature

Proposals due December 24, 2021

NOTE:

We are well along in the peer review process with a university press with favorable evaluations. In order to further bolster our collection, however, at this point we are looking only for proposals addressing the following:

  • Food and one or more contemporary (last 20 years) African American texts;
  • Food and one or more queer literary texts;
  • Food and a 19th century American literary text.

For more detailed information on what to send, please see our original CFP below. Thank you.

OVERVIEW:

Call for Papers-Essays on Alex Ross

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:46am
Rob Weiner Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

xtended Deadline Dec 15, 2021

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Epic and Iconic: Essays on the Work, Influence, and Legacy of Alex Ross 

Edited by Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner 

Under contract with the University Press of Mississippi for 2023 publication

Nelson Alexander Ross, better known as Alex, has exerted nearly thirty years of profound influence upon sequential art storytelling. Rossemerged into the comics world in the early 1990s with his work on Terminator: Burning Earth, Marvels, and Kingdom Come, immediately establishing his photorealistic style of painting, influenced by Norman Rockwell, Salvador Dali, and Andrew Loomis, among others.

Arrested Mobilities: Stillness, Power and Modernity

updated: 
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 10:48pm
UC Berkeley 30th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

As early as the 1920’s, Robert Musil remarked on the enormous effort it takes to stand still in a world that demands constant motion. Reflecting on the zooming street he sees through his window,the protagonist of Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften comments:

“Könnte man die Sprünge der Aufmerksamkeit messen, die Leistungen der Augenmuskeln, die Pendelbewegungen der Seele und alle die Anstrengungen, die ein Mensch vollbringen muss, um sich im Fluß einer Straße aufrecht zu halten, es käme vermutlich… eine Größe heraus, mit der verglichen die Kraft, die Atlas braucht, um die Welt zu stemmen.”

UVa GradCon 2022: Networks

updated: 
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 2:15pm
Graduate English Students Association, University of Vriginia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

We are delighted to extend the following updated invitation!

From April 7-9, 2022 the Graduate English Students Association at the University of Virginia will present its annual conference, titled and themed Networks. Our conference committee seeks papers by graduate students, as well as scholars, teachers, researchers, artists, and community leaders, institutionally affiliated or otherwise, on the topic of “networks.” 

Deadline approaching: Call for Chapters: Of (Hu)Man and Monarchs: Humanness and the Fictional Representations of Monarchs in literature, Arts, popular culture and Media

updated: 
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 8:54am
University of Gafsa
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for Chapters: Of (Hu)Man and Monarchs: Humanness and the Fictional Representations of Monarchs in literature, Arts, popular culture and Media (The title may change) contact email: crowncollection436@gmail.com 

He wrapped himself in regal garments and fastened the sash.

When Gilgamesh placed his crown on his head,

a princess Ishtar raised her eyes to the beauty of Gilgamesh.

UPDATE Critical Essays on Gloria Naylor (New deadline: 1/15/22)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 4:18pm
Gloria Naylor Archive
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Articles: “Critical Essays on Gloria Naylor” (advanced contract with University of Mississippi Press), edited by Maxine Lavon Montgomery, Mary C. Foltz, and Suzanne M. Edwards

Abstract proposals of 500-750 words and C.V. due by Jan. 15, 2022. Submit abstract proposals to: innaylor@lehigh.edu.

 

Sapienza Summer School 2022: "The Cultural Heritage and Memory of Totalitarianism", II Edition.

updated: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:26pm
Sapienza Università di Roma
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Cultural Heritage and Memory of Totalitarianism explores the legacy of Fascism in Italy blending unique in situ visits to art, architecture and historical monuments led by international experts and classes on literature, film and culture led by Sapienza faculty. The goal is to broaden the scholarly assessment of the period and to suggest innovative curricula for students in the humanities, who are also interested in working in museums and cultural institutes in Italy and abroad. The heritage of Fascism will be approached in the context of Nazism and Stalinism, and framed within the broader scenario of European colonialism. Special focus will be given to the analysis of totalitarianism’s influence on postcolonial dictatorships and post-WWII culture.

"Only connect!" Delivery Systems in American Fiction - ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:46am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

E. M. Forster had something aesthetic in mind with that famous phrase, but it applies as well to more practical or material kinds of systems, networks, and patterns in American fiction, from the whaling industry in Moby-Dick (and the Pequod as metonym for that industry) to the various networks - transportation, financial, criminal, political, logistical, electronic - explored in the work of writers like Frank Norris, Philip K. Dick, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, William Vollmann, and Jonathan Bayliss.

Depicting Interiority - ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:46am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The poet's lyric "I" is perhaps the locus classicus for depictions of interiority, or what it feels like to inhabit a particular psyche, to experience a particular consciousness, but this roundtable will examine such depictions in American fiction. Authors might include Jonathan Bayliss, Annie Dillard, Henry James, Jack Kerouac, Ralph Ellison, Kathy Acker, Henry Miller, William Faulkner, or others. 

The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals of no more than 200 words, along with a brief bio, for consideration for a roundtable at the American Literature Association, May 26-29, 2022, Chicago. Please send proposals to Gary Grieve-Carlson at grieveca@lvc.edu by January 25, 2022.

Labor in the Space Between, 1914-1945

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Case Western Reserve University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

June 2-4, 2022: Labor in the Space Between, Case Western Reserve University

Modernisms Revisited II: 1922-2022

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Comparative Literature Institute (University of Porto)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Cadernos de Literatura Comparada, no. 46 (June 2022)

Modernisms Revisited II: 1922-2022

In 2022, we will celebrate the centenary of the Modern Art Week, consensually hailed as a landmark in Brazilian art and literature and as the event that gave rise to Modernism in Brazil. As Alfredo Bosi has noted, the Week was “the meeting point of the various trends that had been taking hold in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro since the First World War and the platform that allowed the consolidation of particular groups”, which, in the following years, would significantly change the direction of the country’s intellectual production.

Exploring Transnational Dimensions of Activism in Contemporary Book Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Studies in Book Culture/Memoires du Livre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

“A is for Activist” is the title of a best-selling children’s board book, published in 2013 by Innosanto Nagara. This small book amplifies a large message: books can catalyze change. Publishing has both supported and hampered progressive political and social change, in a variety of international contexts. Activism in publishing is also transnational because national contexts and identities matter, but they exist within a transnational network with unequal power dynamics and “literary capital” (Casanova 2004). Building on ideas of “print activism” in the long twentieth century (Schreiber 2013), this special issue is dedicated to furthering our understanding of activism in the contemporary publishing industry – and in the research thereof.

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments (Extended proposal deadline: Nov. 30, 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:15am
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 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

 

19th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference, April 7-9, 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:41pm
The Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for Papers: 19th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference 

Co-Sponsored by Monmouth University 

Long Branch, NJ 

April 7-9, 2022 

 

The Prisoner of Sex Turns 50: Mailer on Gender and Sexuality” 

  

The Norman Mailer Society invites paper proposals for its 19th annual conference, which will be held April 7-9, 2022, in Long Branch, NJ, co-sponsored by The English Department at Monmouth University. 

Conference on Sermon Studies (September 8-10, 2022; Oxford, UK)

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:37pm
Center for Sermon Studies, Marshall University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Call for Papers

Conference on Sermon Studies: The Twentieth Century, Before, and Beyond

Oxford, UK, and Virtual

September 8-10, 2022

 Submission Deadline: April 1, 2022

 

The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its fifth Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held September 8-10, 2022. It will be a hybrid event, with in-person sessions in Oxford and virtual options.

Literary Druid

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:35pm
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021

Dear Prof/Scholars,

Literary Druid is a journal that destinies to foster research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.

Women’s Life Writing in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe/ Literatură auto/biografică feminină în Europa de Est şi de Sud-Est/ Récit de vie féminin dans l’Europe de l’Est et du Sud-Est

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:35pm
Laura Cernat (KU Leuven)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022

In the form of memoirs, autobiographies, diaries or correspondence, or given a literary spin as autofiction and biofiction, the experiences of East and South-East European women during wartimes and under the oppressive regimes of the twentieth century (a period laden with contrasts, which in the West was hailed as “acentury of women”, Rowbotham 1997, but also framed as an “age of testimony”, Felman and Laub 1992) have been surfacing in the past two decades. The transmission of these narratives followed sinuous paths, taking both verbal and non-verbal forms, relying on both “filial” and “affiliative” networks (Hirsch 2012), and coming from both female victims and female perpetrators (Schwab 2010).

Antagonism in Asia: The Fault-lines of Conflict in an Interdependent World

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:33pm
Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

2022 Situations International Conference for Graduate Students

Antagonism in Asia: The Fault-lines of Conflict in an Interdependent World

Date: Jan. 28 -29, 2022 Venue: Online Zoom

Space and Movement through Literature, Theory, and Culture

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:32pm
Purdue University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

Purdue University Literary, Interdisciplinary, Theory and Culture Organization Graduate Student Symposium, March 4-5, 2022

Space and Movement through Literature, Theory, and Culture 

FILM REVIEWS for the quint

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:31pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "the quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

 

 

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT

 

International Pynchon Week 2022 -- deadline extended to 11/30

updated: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:31pm
International Pynchon Week
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

International Pynchon Week 2022 will be held June 6-10, 2022, in Vancouver BC on the campus of the University of British Columbia.

The deadline for paper and panel proposals has been extended to November 30, 2021.

IPW 2022 will also now feature a limited number of remote/online papers.

For all these details and more, see the cfp (and addendum regarding online papers) at internationalpynchonweek.org.

AI Imaginaries: Artificial Intelligence in Literature

updated: 
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 9:29pm
Dr L. Acadia / National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

**The ACLA extended the deadline to Nov 30th!**

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2022 Annual Meeting
June 15-18, 2022, National Taiwan Normal University (probably also online)

Submit a proposal: https://www.acla.org/node/add/paper

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