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Bakhtin for the Twenty-First Century

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:17pm
Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Bakhtin for the Twenty-First Century, a special issue of The Journal of Festivel Culture Inquiry and Analysis

We invite submissions for a special issue, Bakhtin for the Twenty-First Century, which will include a foreword by Prof Sue Vice, author of Introducing Bakhtin




Special Section: Disability Performance and Global Shakespeare

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:15pm
The Shakespearean International Yearbook
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Disability Performance and Global Shakespeare

Shakespearean International Yearbook (ed. Alexa Alice Joubin and Natalia Khomenko)

Special Section edited by Katherine Schaap Williams 

Mapping Literary Shifts in Twenty-First Century Women’s Literature: A Response to the Future of the Past

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 1:17pm
Midwest Modern language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2022

Taking into account the presidential theme for MMLA, 2022--“Post-Now”--, it is important to foreground the constituency of 'now', and what its discursive urgency means for this panel. While 'now' can be ontologically considered as the transient nature of the present moment in time, which is relative in nature (Einstein 14), its association to time can also be extended to understand the persistence of circumstances and ideas as situated in the present age, or the contemporary times (Dubreuil 44). Laurent Dubreuil links literature to temporality, mentioning how “literature does not exist before but rather after itself: we reconstruct and designate it without exhausting its signification” (Dubreuil 45).

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War-War-Two Literature in English

Sunday, April 17, 2022 - 5:47am
Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in
Post-World-War-Two Literature in English

Date: May 26-27, 2022

Keynote Speakers: Professor Dominika Ferens (University of Wrocław, Poland) and Professor Evie Shockley (Rutgers University, USA)

We can build for the United Kingdom and for the European Union
a mountain of debris for us nimble-hoof goats to climb, and gloat.
But we need to move on to talk about our future relationship
with razor lips like bad ram john
Of course we recognize that we can’t leave the EU and have everything stay the
So we regurgitate ole talk, chew and re-chew, fling blame and cus you.

Fantasy Literature: A Companion [UPDATE]

Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 9:01pm
Editor Dr. Charul ("Chuckie") Palmer-Patel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

While fantasy fiction has become incredibly popular and prolific in these last few decades, the appeal of fantastical literature dates back to antiquity, as mythologies, legends, and encounters with the supernatural have formed a large part of narrative traditions in every culture and language. This companion seeks to update and address underexamined areas of fantasy fiction, with the chief aim to provide a global introduction to English-language and English-translation fantasy fiction. This collection will focus on the contemporary written word (narrative prose) produced in late 20th and early 21st century.

Deadline Extended for Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives Anniversary Edition

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 10:35pm
KJ Cerankowski and Megan Milks
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Seeking abstract proposals for new chapters


Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives

Revised and Expanded 10-Year Anniversary Edition (2024 Publication with Routledge)


Since Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives was published in 2014, we have seen exponential growth in scholarship on asexuality as well as more widespread recognition of asexuality in socio-political life, including increased asexual representation in art and media, a surge in people identifying as asexual and aromantic, and a greater presence of asexuality in the public lexicon. 


Post-Now: Community, Collaboration, and Poetic Practice (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 10:31am
MMLA 2022 Minneapolis; Creative Writing: Poetry Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 18, 2022

The Creative Writing II: Poetry permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks creative, critical, and hybrid proposals that connect to this year’s convention theme of “Post-Now.” We are particularly interested in presentations from poets and poet-scholars who engage with future-oriented poetics and praxis. Questions to consider include: How is (your) poetry and poetic practice positioned within the (ecological, technological, political, intersectional) contemporary momentum of the twenty-first century? How does poetry engage with and/or towards the future while also negotiating past and present? What poetic possibilities lie ahead, and what cannot be left behind?  

Dis/Orientations and Dis/Entanglements in Contemporary Literature and Culture: An International Conference

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 3:17pm
University of Málaga (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 22, 2022

Under the auspices of the project ‘Orientation’: A Dynamic Perspective of Contemporary Fiction and Culture (1990-onwards) (Ref. FFI2017-86417-P), this Conference explores how the concept of ‘orientation’ can offer a renewed perspective on literary texts and cultural products alike. By positioning ‘orientation’ in close relation to (multiple) temporalities (or “polytemporality”, following Victoria Browne), space, and recognition of the ‘other’, this Conference (and the project) addresses the dynamic and fluid nature of today’s fiction and culture in English. As Sara Ahmed points out, “[o]rientations are about the direction we take that puts some things and not others in our reach” (56).

War and Representation in India

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 3:06pm
University of Delhi/ Revue Lisa Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Call for journal articles/ Concept note for 

War and Representation in India

Special Issue, Revue Lisa


P-Queue Volume 19

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:50pm
Dana Venerable and Zack Brown
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Attention Artists and Writers:


We’re writing to invite you to contribute to the 19th volume of the literary journal P-QUEUE, which will be released this Summer 2022. 

Our theme we've chosen is "Site / Cite." Feel free to interpret this theme in any way useful to you. 

The Critique of Violence from the 1920s to the 2020s

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:49pm
northwestern university
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Department of German, the Program in Comparative Literary Studies, and the Critical Theory Program at Northwestern University invite graduate students and early career researchers to participate in a colloquium in response to the publication of the new translation and critical edition of Walter Benjamin’s 1921 essay, “Zur Kritik der Gewalt” (Toward the Critique of Violence) recently published by Stanford University Press.  The colloquium welcomes explorations on any topic related to Benjamin’s essay or the additional writings gathered in the volume—those by Benjamin and as well as those by Hermann Cohen, Kurt Hiller, Erich Unger, Georges Sorel, and Emil Lederer.  In addition to giving brief accounts of how the new edition of “Toward the Critique of Vi

Las Vanguardistas: Women and the Avant-Garde in Ibero-America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:48pm
Christina Bezari (Ghent University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Journal of Avant-Garde Studies (JAGS) and its guest editors invite submissions for the special issue “Las Vanguardistas: Women and the Avant-Garde in Ibero-America and the Caribbean”. By proposing this special issue, we aim to foster a global understanding of avant-garde movements and highlight the key role of Ibero-American and Caribbean women in the avant-garde scene from the 1910s to the present day. The geographical scope of this special issue includes Spain and Portugal as well as all Hispanic American countries in North, Central, and South America plus the Hispanophone Caribbean.

We welcome academic articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Morality and Anglo-American Modernism

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 8:24pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022


In the years leading up to the publication of The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot decried what he called the moral cowardice endemic to post-war London, and particularly to its literary circles.  D. H. Lawrence was similarly preoccupied with morality in his literary critical essays, writing, for example, that "Morality in the novel is the trembling instablity of the balance [between opposing forces].  When the novelist puts his thumb in the scale, to pull down the balance to his own predilection, that is immorality."  And, finally, Hemingway once suggested to a group of professors that of all his novels, the best to teach is The Sun Also Rises because, he said, it is a "very moral novel."


MMLA 2022: Irish Studies

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:42pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

2022 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

November 16-21, 2022

Minneapolis, MN

Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies


Ulysses: 1922-2022


Philosophy and Literature

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:33pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

This session welcomes papers that delve deeply into the shared spaces between literature and philosophy for this year's PAMLA Conference in Los Angeles, California (Nov. 11-Nov. 13, 2022).  Literature has had a long history of being discerned and practiced through the philosophical. From the early writings of Plato to the contemporary work of Martha Nussbaum, literature has generated invaluable resources of epistemology, normativity, aesthetics, and studies of language and consciousness (among other critical fields of study).

Campus Nostalgia

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:32pm
East-West Cultural Passages (peer reviewed, open access journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Call for Papers

 Campus Nostalgia


East-West Cultural Passages (peer reviewed, open access journal,

Special Issue: Campus Nostalgia. July 2022


Deadline: 1 May 2022


Crossed Borders, Changed Lives: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Twenty-First Century Young Adult Immigrant & Refugee Literature

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:32pm
Deborah De Rosa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Please submit letter of interest or an abstract by 9/1/22. 

Goal: completed first draft of collection by 12/1/22

Crossed Borders, Changed Lives: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Young Adult Immigrant & Refugee Literature will include scholarly and artistic articles in a collection that focuses on moments of diversity, equity (or inequity), and inclusion (or exclusion) pertaining to images of immigrants and refugees in recent Young Adult (YA) fiction.


The collection will address themes such as inclusion / exclusion (racism), equity/ inequity, identity construction, transnationalism / emotional transnationalism, social justice, empathy, etc.

Literary Druid - Psychodynamics and Shakespeare - Special Issue - Literary Druid (ISSN 2582-4155)

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:31pm
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Psychodynamics and Shakespeare


Literary Druid (ISSN 2582-4155) is delighted to announce the special issue entitled Psychodynamics and Shakespeare, commemorating the 458th Birthday of the bard of Avon, William Shakespeare. The bard’s birthday has been celebrated all over the world that falls this year on Saturday 23 April 2022. Literary Druid has planned to celebrate his birthday with a modern approach to Shakespeare, decoding his myriad works in psychodynamic perspective.

Call for Articles: Linguistic hybridity in literature

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:54pm
Marianna Deganutti
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 21, 2022

The last few decades have been characterised by a growing interest in literary multilingualism. Multiple studies have examined the way linguistic diversity manifests itself in literary works, for instance focusing on multilingual practices such as code-switching. However, fewer and often isolated studies (Jacquet 1972, Gauvin 2004, Montermini 2006, Bürger-Koftis, Schweiger and Vlasta 2010, Loison-Charles 2016, etc.) have focused on linguistic hybridization in literature, a process “whereby separate and disparate entities or processes generate another entity or process (the hybrid), which shares certain features with each of its sources” (Sanchez Stockhammer 2012).

American, British and Canadian Studies, Special Issue: Staging Crisis in Contemporary North American Theatre and Performance, December 2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:50pm
Ana-Karina Schneider/ Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Special Issue: Staging Crisis in Contemporary North American Theatre and Performance, December 2022


Deadline: 1 August 2022


Special Guest Editor:

Felicia Hardison Londré (University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emerita of Theatre)


Guest Editors:

Diana Benea (University of Bucharest),

Ludmila Martanovschi (Ovidius University, Constanța),


Framing (Serial) Killing: Changing Narratives (online, 16-18 Nov 2022)

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:45pm
University of Warsaw, University of Szczecin, Warmia and Mazury University in Olsztyn, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

A lot has changed since Neil Gaiman’s character complained “I’m sick and tired of women in our line being stereo-typed as black widows or killer nurses” (The Sandman vol. 2), both in popular culture and crime studies.

Jean Rhys and Modernist Connections

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:44pm
Feminist Modernist Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

CFP Special Issue: Jean Rhys and Modernist ConnectionsIn the 21st century, we no longer think of modernism as one cultural experience. If having a culture dramatically changed overnight and having to come up with new ways to live, in every sphere of life, constitutes modernity, then those trafficked from Africa to the Caribbean faced their own experience of it. Jean Rhys was born and formed in the Caribbean, and in reinventing herself in Europe as a writer, crafted her own modern voice out of many strands of experience and understanding, particularly as a white writer growing up in a Black post-slavery society.

Covid, opportunities & pushing the boundaries

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:41pm
KIMEP University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

LCE is publishing a special issue of its international, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on issues of teaching, researching and development of Education at all levels, worldwide. We seek submissions of between 6000 and 8000 words that share insights into the analysis of and improvements in classroom-based and blended learning in the context of recent challenges. This issue will be guest edited by Dr. Konstantinos K Dimitriou.


Revisiting Modernism: Texts and Contexts, Lexington Books (Call for Book Chapters)

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 1:56am
Dr. Amitayu Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Durgapur Women's College (Affiliated to Kazi Nazrul University), West Bengal, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022




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Totalitarianism in Literature and Film

Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 10:37pm
University of Economics and Humanities, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

Totalitarianism & other radical ideologies as social phenomena have always been a scourge of societies big and small. The present time demands from academics and intellectuals to engage in a detailed analysis of what happens in the rhetoric of radical approaches, and in the deconstruction of its influence on the content and form in which it is delivered.