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extended deadline/new date: "Now the arts connect": Tom Phillips’ Constellations

updated: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 5:35am
University of Liège
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

 

"Now the arts connect":

Tom Phillips’ Constellations

October 6-7, 2022

 

The year 2016 was a very special one for English artist Tom Phillips. It was in October of that year that the final version of A Humument was published, a work unlike any other which occupied fifty years of the life of its author since its inception in 1966.

MLA panel 2023 CFP, Comparative Emancipation

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:28pm
Tahneer Oksman, Marymount Manhattan College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 4, 2022

Submissions revisiting "emancipation" (as key term) in global and comparative context: emergence and evolution of the term; political, religious, economic, social, and legal contexts; relation to post/colonialism, feminism, abolitionism, slave trade, desegregation, assimilation, etc. 250-word abstracts and bio.


Notes: This is a guaranteed panel sponsored by the CLCS Global Jewish forum at the MLA. We are hoping to solicit proposals from different areas for this comparative panel. (MLA 2023 will take place in San Francisco, 5-8 January)

 

 

City Lights 70 Years: 1953-2023

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:21pm
Italian American Studies Association (MLA Allied Organization)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Call for Papers for a non-guaranteed session sponsored by the LLC Italian American Forum and Allied Organization Italian American Studies Association at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 5 through 8, 2023 in San Francisco, California.

One of the US’s most famous and beloved independent bookstores, City Lights celebrates its 70 birthday this year while we gather for MLA. This special session, a joint venture between the LLC Italian-American and the Allied Organization Italian American Studies Association, celebrates City Lights focusing on book cultures and print communities. 

Special Issue of East-West Cultural Passage

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:20pm
Ana-Karina Schneider/ Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Special Issue: Literacy in the Digital Age. June 2023

 

Deadline: 1 November 2022

 

Literary Prizes, Prestige, and Contemporary African Literatures

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:20pm
MLA LLC Africa since 1990 and LLC Francophone Forums
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

An unprecedented wave of literary prizes were awarded to African writers in the past year. These include awards for Abdulrazakh Gurnah (Nobel), Boubacar Boris Diop (Neustadt), David Diop (Man-Booker), Mohamed Mbougar Sarr (Goncourt) and Damon Galgut (Booker). This roundtable brings together scholars of African literatures and francophone studies to respond to these recent developments and reflect critically on what these awards mean for the field. Potential topics might include situating 2021 against other historical arcs of consecration in African literatures or how this recent wave relates to questions of genre, gender, and language of expression.

The Golden Age of Crime: A Reappraisal

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:18pm
Bournemouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 18, 2022

The Golden Age of Crime: A Reappraisal

22nd – 23rd of June 2022 at Bournemouth University

 

The Golden Age of crime fiction, roughly defined as puzzle-based mystery fiction produced between the First and Second World Wars, is enjoying a renaissance both in the literary marketplace and in scholarship. This conference intervenes in emerging academic debates to define and negotiate the boundaries of Golden Age scholarship. 

 

The Golden Age of Crime: A Reappraisal

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:15pm
J.C. Bernthal, Stefano Serafini, Sarah Martin, and Mia Dormer
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 18, 2022

The Golden Age of Crime: A Reappraisal

22nd – 23rd June 2022 at Bournemouth University

 

The Golden Age of crime fiction, roughly defined as puzzle-based mystery fiction produced between the First and Second World Wars, is enjoying a renaissance both in the literary marketplace and in scholarship. This conference intervenes in emerging academic debates to define and negotiate the boundaries of Golden Age scholarship.

 

Liberalism and Islam in Contemporary Global Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:14pm
Priyadarshini Gupta/ O.P. Jindal Global University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 29, 2022

Post-9/11 interdisciplinary scholarship has considered questions of Islamophobia, Islam’s incompatibility with the democracy, Muslims as either ‘victims’ or ‘perpetrators’, or Muslims responding or adapting to the Muslim demonization in and outside the Muslim world. But there is little to no scholarship on how Islam in everyday life shapes or is shaped by western liberalism in post-9/11 global fiction. To that effect, this panel aims to understand the complicated relationship between liberalism and Islam through contemporary Muslim literature. It also seeks to understand the ways in which contemporary fiction and its depiction of “acceptable” Islam have Orientalized Muslims in a post-9/11 economy.

Deadline Extended: Panels on John Dos Passos at the American Literature Association (Chicago, May 26-29, 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:02pm
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 29, 2022

The John Dos Passos Society invites paper proposals for one or two open-topic panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.

As such, we invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Dos Passos’s life or work.

For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio in Word or PDF format to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 29, 2022. Be sure to also note any A/V requirements.

“‘…Only Connect’: Sites of Inclusion, Seclusion and Transformative Change and Creativity”

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 3:18pm
[HERA] Humanities Education and Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

. HERA invites research, papers, panels, and presentations embracing inclusivity in all aspects of the human conditions––including, but not limited to, race, class, gender, sexuality, age, veteran status, ability, power, ecology, sustainability. We encourage a wide and extensive representation of disciplines and interdisciplinary projects. Every field in the humanities, liberal & creative arts, and social sciences is appropriate. Our goal is to foster the sharing and expressing of the humanities as an urgently important human enterprise––helping to clarify the crucial immediacy of the humanities and why they should be encouraged, supported, and sustained.

 

Rethinking Professionalism (ASA Nov 3-6, 2022; New Orleans)

updated: 
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 3:29pm
Heather Steffen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 27, 2022

This panel will explore the following questions. All takes on these questions and related issues of academic/university labor are welcome: What is professionalism today, and how might we approach the study of professions from today’s emerging abolitionist and decolonial perspectives?  What does it mean to talk about the academic profession and academic freedom in our present moment, and how do our ways of talking about our work reflect different relationships to professionalism?

American, British and Canadian Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 6:22am
Ana-Karina Schneider/ Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 12, 2022

American, British and Canadian Studies appears biannually in June and December. It is a peer-reviewed journal that sets out to explore the intersections of culture, technology and the human sciences in the age of electronic information. It publishes work by scholars of any nationality on Anglophone Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Anthropology, Area Studies, Multimedia and Digital Arts and related subjects. Articles addressing influential crosscurrents in current academic thinking are particularly welcomed. ABC Studies also publishes book reviews and review essays, interviews, work-in-progress, conference reports, research project outlines, notes and comments.

Deadline extended: Panels on John Dos Passos at the American Literature Association (Chicago, May 26-29, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 7:17pm
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 29, 2022

The John Dos Passos Society invites paper proposals for one or two open-topic panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.

As such, we invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Dos Passos’s life or work.

For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio in Word or PDF format to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 29, 2022. Be sure to also note any A/V requirements.

Transatlantic Literary Networks 1949-1972 TRANSLATION, MODERNITY, AND CULTURAL TRANSFER BETWEEN ITALY AND THE UNITED STATES

updated: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 5:07pm
Università del Piemonte Orientale
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Università del Piemonte Orientale (Vercelli, Italy) invites paper proposals for a conference exploring the routes and branches of literary and cultural exchanges from Italy to the United States in the years 1945-1975. The conference is the third in a series of events taking place within the framework of the transdisciplinary research project Transatlantic Transfers: the Italian presence in Postwar America 1949-1972 (PRIN 2017, 2020-23) developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, and Università di Scien-ze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo. 

A Critical Companion to David Fincher

updated: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 9:26am
Francis Mickus/Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Deadline extension

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - Deadline: 31st March of each year

updated: 
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 10:03am
Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Studia austriaca (founded in 1992)
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/

Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari

Deadline Extended: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association’s 33rd Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:06pm
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

The E. E. Cummings Society invites proposals for two panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.

Panel 1: Cummings and Transcendence

In 1960, Norman Friedman declared that Cummings’ “philosophy of life” was “transcendental, romantic, prelapsarian, organicist, and individualistic. The same is publicly available in the writings of many others, such as Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, and Emily Dickinson” (Art 66). We seek papers examining, critiquing, clarifying, or complicating these assertions through a close reading of any Cummings work(s).

Deadline Extended: Two Vonnegut Panels at ALA 2022 in Chicago

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 2:36pm
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

American Literature Association Annual Conference

May 26-29, 2022

Chicago, IL

The Kurt Vonnegut Society will sponsor two panels at the upcoming ALA Conference:

Vonnegut on Film
Robert Weide’s documentary Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time was released in theaters
on November 19, 2021, following a Kickstarter campaign and much anticipation from
Vonnegut fans and scholars alike. Weide’s work is the first full-length documentary film
addressing the author’s life and works. This session invites responses to the
documentary and to “Vonnegut on Film” more broadly.

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/14 (Hard Deadline)

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:04am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Announcing

The 2022 First Book Institute

June 12-18, 2022

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

"Beloved Community" Virtual Graduate Conference at UC San Diego

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:00am
UC San Diego Literature Department Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Call for PapersUCSD Literature Department 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference  

University of California, San Diego 
Remote, April 29th-30th, 2022
Beloved Community

IMPOST: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:59am
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 4, 2022

Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work

deadline for submissions: 

4 April 2022

full name / name of organization: 

English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities

contact information: astuart@bloomu.edu

Impost: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work, a peer-reviewed journal published by the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, welcomes submissions of creative writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, short dramatic pieces, and literary journalism), as well as scholarly essays in all fields of English studies.

CFA: Women's Writing from 1900-1920

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:54am
Falmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Special issue of Women’s Writing (Taylor & Francis)

 ‘Women’s Writing from 1900–1920’

Guest Edited by Meredith Miller and Joanne Ella Parsons

 

Carson McCullers and Social Justice

updated: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 9:41am
American Literature Association/ Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Carson McCullers Society ~ Call for Papers 

Carson McCullers and Social Justice

American Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference / Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022

Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 6:01am
University of Brighton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Call for Papers
Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing
International Conference


Confirmed Keynote Speaker:
Bernardine Evaristo


Venue:
University of Brighton, UK
Dates:
21st-23rd July 2022


Deadline for Submission:
28th February 2022

(Un)common Horrors

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:50am
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

 

Call for Papers
(Un)common Horrors

 

Folk Horror (Special Issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:49am
Horror Studies (Journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 3, 2022

Horror Studies – Proposed special issue on Folk Horror  

Guest editors, Dr Dawn Keetley, Professor of English and Film, Lehigh University, dek7@lehigh.edu, and Dr Jeffrey A. Tolbert, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Folklore, Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg, jat639@psu.edu 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Contested Solidarities: Agency and Victimhood in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:25am
Pavan Malreddy/Goethe University Frankfurt
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS)

Goethe University Frankfurt, 26-29 May, 2022

Keynotes/Plenary Speakers/Writers
Sinan Antoon (Iraq/USA) | Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria) | Blessing Obada (Germany/Nigeria) | Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Kenya) | Michael Rothberg (UCLA) | Arundhati Roy (India)Extended deadline for individual papers and panels: 15 February 2022

DFW 2022 - David Foster Wallace - Austin, TX - June 2-4, 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:23am
International David Foster Wallace Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 7, 2022

The International David Foster Wallace Society invites you to attend DFW 2022 in Austin, Texas. Special events at the Harry Ransom Center (home to Wallace’s archive), social events, and other presentations will be included, in addition to a wide variety of panels of Wallace criticism and commentary. 

Panels will be held at the University of Texas Glickman Conference Center. The keynote address by Pulitzer winner Jennifer Egan will be held at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall on Thursday, June 2. The keynote, sponsored by the Harry Ransom Center, is free and open to the public.

Multitudes: Teaching Bob Dylan

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 2:33pm
Brady Harrison/University of Montana
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Call for Papers:

Multitudes:  Teaching Bob Dylan

 

I.  A Moment

 

Global Christianities and Global Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:05am
MLA 2023 / Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 21, 2022

Philip Jenkins has drawn attention to the emergent “new faces of Christianity”—believers and faith communities from across the Global South that have gained prominence amid declining European and North American religious groups.

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