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Panel: In the shadow of Maurice Edgar and Gaston — Forgotten mediators and literary canon(s) in the 20th century

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:04am
53 ème Congrès de l’Association Française d’Études Américaines (AFEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

As illustrated even recently by the French magazine America, the « special » relation between France and US literature is long-standing. In the World Republic of Letters (2004 for the English translation), Pascale Casanova developed the idea of Paris as a “Greenwich meridian” of world literature while emphasizing the importance of “[t]he great, often polyglot, cosmopolitan figures of the world of letters [who] act in effect as foreign exchange brokers, responsible for exporting from one territory to another texts whose literary value they determine by virtue of this very activity” (21).

Margaret Atwood Studies Special Issue: Survival

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:04am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I took the one most travelled by,” Aunt Lydia sardonically muses in The Testaments. “It was littered with corpses, as such roads are. But as you will have noticed, my own corpse is not among them.” Following the Margaret Atwood Society's 2022 MLA’s panel, "Wilderness (and Other) Tips: Concepts of Survival in Atwood’s Works," the 2023 edition of Margaret Atwood Studies will have the same theme.

Comics Arts Conference San Diego

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:03am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 21–24, 2022.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.  The CAC is presently scheduled to take place in person, and presenters should not submit proposals if they do not plan to attend physical

Modernist Memories: 1922, Before and After

updated: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 8:21am
John Greaney / Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

Institute of English and American Studies and the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform

Goethe University Frankfurt

2325 May 2022

 

Keynote Speakers

John Brannigan (University College Dublin)

Astrid Erll (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania)

 

The Futures of Henry James

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:10pm
Sarah Wadsworth / Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Henry James Society

American Literature Association

33rd Annual Conference

Chicago

26-29 May 2022

Call for Papers

The Futures of Henry James

 

The Armstrong Continuum

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:09pm
The Center for Jazz Studies - Columbia University and the Armstrong Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

The Armstrong Continuum 2022 Meeting is seeking graduate student papers for a panel devoted to new work based on archival and scholarly research looking at the music, performances, and legacies of Louis Armstrong being done by graduate students across the globe. The Armstrong Continuum will be hosted by Robert G. O’Meally and the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University and is sponsored by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.

 

William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archives, and Futures [Oct 20-22, 2022]

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 2:59pm
Washington University in St Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

December 29th 2022 will be the 100th anniversary of William Gaddis’ birth. Washington University in St Louis, whose library holds Gaddis’ comprehensive archive, will commemorate this centenary two months earlier with exhibitions, art events, and performances, as well as an academic conference on the prospects for the next 100 years of studying Gaddis’s life and work. The celebration will be organized by Joel Minor (curator of the Modern Literature Collection, including Gaddis’ archive, at the university’s Olin Library), and Ali Chetwynd (author of multiple articles on Gaddis’ archive).

 

Steinbeck Review Call for Submissions

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:58pm
Steinbeck Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The Steinbeck Review is actively seeking submissions of scholarly and reflective essays on the life, work, and impact of writing by John Steinbeck

To submit a manuscript to the editorial office, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/steinbeck/ and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article for submission to the editorial office.

How Things Will Go: Genre and Infrastructure in the Environmental Humanities (ASAP/13)

updated: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 5:48pm
Rebecca Oh, ASAP/13 (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022

Genre and infrastructure are both structuring forms that shape how things will go. Generic narrative worlds shape emplotment, likely or unlikely events, types of characters, in/appropriate actions, and readerly expectations; genre organizes both narrative elements and the relations between them by creating frames and edges through which to interpret the world. Likewise, infrastructures organize things and the relations between them, whether by enabling or blocking the movement of people and objects. They constrain or facilitate uses and perceptions. This seminar will consider the affordances of genre for infrastructure and of infrastructure for genre, asking how these structuring forms are being taken up in the environmental humanities.

Deadline Extension: The Limen in Upheaval (Madrid, Spain)

updated: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 7:09am
The Fourth Postgraduate Seminar in Liminality Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

PS[L]S 4: The Limen in Upheaval

April 28th-29th, 2022, Madrid, Spain

The Postgraduate Seminar in Liminality Studies:

Hotels & Crisis: Historical and Cultural Perspectives

updated: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 5:36am
Kevin James
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Hotels & Crisis: Historical and Cultural Perspectives (Deadline extended)

25-26 June 2022

London, UK

Scholars exploring histories and stories of hotels have identified many ways in which they have been actively embroiled within civil conflicts. They are sites of violence and of refuge. They are communication and command centres. They are also sites for diplomacy which aims to bring conflict to an end. Hotels have often been ‘soft’ targets in conflicts, because of their high level of openness compared to other institutions. Potent symbolisms and distinctive affordances have made hotels significant shapers of conflict.

80 Years and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of Canadian Comics

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 7:35pm
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

The Canadian Parliament passed the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) late in 1940 to preserve its currency for the war effort by limiting the importation of nonessential goods. Periodicals, including popular American comic books, were one casualty. Within a few months, Canadian artists and entrepreneurs responded by launching a domestic comic book industry often regarded as Canada’s golden age of comics. This industry produced four publishing companies and six years of original Canadian comics production, including Robin Hood Comics and Triumph-Adventure Comics, which featured Adrian Dingle’s Nelvana of the Northern Lights, one of the earliest female superheroes in comics.

International Conference "The Uncanny in Language, Literature and Culture"

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Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 9:04am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume with ISBN.

The twentieth-century literature and culture tended to explore and to celebrate subjectivity. But this tendency did not mean the turn to the self, but beyond the self, or as Charles Taylor puts it, “to a fragmentation of experience which calls our ordinary notions of identity into question”. 

Richard Wright Society Announces Two ALA Sessions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
Alison Arant, Wagner College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

American Literature Association

May 26-29, 2022

Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois

 

In an effort to organize a new Richard Wright Society, this call announces two sessions on Wright, along with an organizing meeting, to take place at the 33rd Annual American Literature Association Conference.

 

Roundtable: Richard Wright’s Place in the Canon

Buddhism and American Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
Maxine Hong Kingston & George Saunders Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

There have been several recent studies of literary writing as something that crosses between secular artistry and religious practice, for example Kyle Garton-Gundling’s Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present and Avram Alpert’s  A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us About Living Well Without Perfection. The writers who are discussed in relation to Buddhism and other religions spreading from Asia to the West has increased since the Beats were the “usual suspects,” but it was surprising that Buddhism was rarely mentioned in the recent obituaries of bell hooks.

English and American literature, literary theory, and cultural history

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
The AnaChronisT
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

The New Series of The AnaChronisT invites academic papers for its 2022 issue by 4 April 2022.

We welcome essays in any field of English and American literature, literary theory, and cultural history.

Selection of articles to be published is based on readers’ reports from members of the Editorial Board and on double-blind peer-reviewing by experts of the given subject. For further information, please visit "For Authors" >> "Stylesheet" and "Submission"

ALA 2022: Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

American Literature Association Conference

May 26-29, 2022

Chicago, IL

Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

This past April, the highly anticipated documentary, Hemingway (2021), premiered on PBS, coupled with watch parties and much discussion of reactions to the film.  The reception of the documentary spurred debate, provided new perspectives of Hemingway through visual footage and images, and perhaps most importantly, presented the author’s life and work to a public audience, inviting both casual and dedicated readers to watch and learn. 

MLA 2023: Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

2023 Modern Language Association Convention

January 5-8, 2023

San Francisco, CA

Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

Critical Orwell

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

The theme of Critical Orwell: an online conference (12-14 April 2022) is how Orwell is critical and in crisis: how Orwell’s views and work matter; how Orwell operated as a judge and fault-finder, and occasionally as a pessimist; and how Orwell is a figure whose prejudices raise important questions about his canonical status in Anglo-American culture and beyond. How and why is Orwell critical now?

Call for papers

Critical Orwell invites proposals for 15-minute scholarly presentations that consider any aspect of Orwell’s life and work in relation to the conference theme: crisis; criticism; criticality. 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Poetics and Extraction

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

In “Tarhands: A Messy Manifesto,” Métis scholar Warren Cariou rewrites William Carlos Williams’ poem “This Is Just to Say” into a time capsule to be opened in a hundred years:

 

This is just to say

We’ve burned up all the oil

and poisoned the air

you were probably hoping to breathe.

Forgive us.

It was delicious

the way it burned

so bright and

so fast.

 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Feminist Critique Here and Now

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:16am
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

What is the continued role of feminist theory and feminist analysis in literary studies today in these lands claimed by Canada?  How and why is feminist analysis still relevant to our work? We seek contributions for a special issue of Canadian Literature on feminist critique and/in Canada today.

CFP: Total Cinema: Film and Design

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:05am
Disegno - Journal of Design Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

The next issue of Disegno will investigate, from the perspective of design culture, the contemporary role and significance of cinema, film, VR and moving image installations within the context of the institutional, technological, and media-related developments and lifeworld in the twenty-first century. Our basic aim is to shed more light on how critically oriented design culture studies conceive of design not as it is in the world but how it creates our lifeworlds (Lebenswelten) as seamless webs of discursive meanings and sensual experiences. On closer inspection, our particular interest lies in how this worlding (scil. es weltet) can be understood in the realms of cinema and film making.

Crashing the Canon: A Spotlight for the Underrepresented in Higher Academia

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:01am
St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

 

Call for Papers: The St. John’s University’s Humanities Review Spring 2022 Issue 

“Crashing the Canon: A Spotlight for the Underrepresented in Higher Education

 

Deadline for abstracts: December 22, 2021

Deadline for accepted submissions: February 22, 2022

Editors: Alexander Radison & Kainat Cheema

Contact email: alexander.radison21@my.stjohns.edu & kainat.cheema21@my.stjohns.edu 

"What might eco-deconstruction be?"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:57am
Oxford Literary Review (45.1)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Oxford Literary Review 45.1, July 2023. "What might Eco-deconstruction be?”

 

It is not I who deconstruct; rather, something I called ‘deconstruction’ happens to the experience of a world, a culture,

a philosophic tradition: ‘it’ deconstructs, ça ne va pas, there is something that budges, that is in the

process of being dislocated, disjointed, disadjoined, and of which I begin to be aware. Something is

‘deconstructing’ and it has to be answered for.” (Jacques Derrida, in A Taste for the Secret (2001).

 

"What might eco-deconstruction be?"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:57am
Oxford Literary Review (45.1)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Oxford Literary Review 45.1, July 2023. "What might Eco-deconstruction be?”

 

It is not I who deconstruct; rather, something I called ‘deconstruction’ happens to the experience of a world, a culture,

a philosophic tradition: ‘it’ deconstructs, ça ne va pas, there is something that budges, that is in the

process of being dislocated, disjointed, disadjoined, and of which I begin to be aware. Something is

‘deconstructing’ and it has to be answered for.” (Jacques Derrida, in A Taste for the Secret (2001).

 

CFP – DEADLINE EXTENDED: JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy) – Issue #7

updated: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 7:19am
JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

CFP: JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy), Special Issue #7

It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding): (Hi)Stories of American Fragility

Guest Editors: Pilar Martínez Benedí and Chiara Patrizi

 

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