How has the Covid-19 pandemic changed or disrupted the contours of childhood both as a cultural concept and a lived experience? The term childhoods in this panel refers simultaneously to the complex and infinitely varied experiences of people called children while also evoking a shifting set of cultural investments, projections, desires, and disavowals.
Call for Papers
Experimental cinema/documentary, New Media, video
art from the Balkans Proposals: June 15 2022
Papers due: November 15 2022
Deadline for Submissions: Monday, April 25, 2022.
Overview: In honor of the 70th Publishing Anniversary of East of Eden, The National Steinbeck Center is excited to launch the first annual academic conference dedicated to research on the Nobel Laureate.
Age studies point to all life stages as culturally and historically idiosyncratic, and complicated even more by various intersectional perspectives. Within this age(s)-focused field of analysis, humanistic and critical gerontologists as well as historians of old age issued an ardent call to redefine old age as equally ephemeral and multi-layered as any other life stage. Addressing the existing studies of the formative and foundational quality of youth and adulthood, gerontologists of various subdisciplines objected to seeing old age as simply the end of life, and to defining it as a precise point in time rather than a period with no exact opening temporal bracket.
Father, Fathering and Fatherhood in the Italian American Narrative (tentative title)
Elisa Bordin and Theodora Patrona, editors
Eliot Now or Never
For the International T. S. Eliot Society panel at MLA 2023, abstracts of 200 words are invited on how the dozen new volumes of T. S. Eliot's poetry, prose, and letters show us Eliot's continued relevance--or not--in 2023, integrating contemporary critical approaches and the newly published materials. Include brief CV.
Literary writings of non-literary artists
This is a cfp for a special issue of Humanities that will build on the work presented at the symposium held at the University of Reading on 1st and 2nd November 2021, exploring the different ways that authenticity is constructed and represented in contemporary literature.
MLA 2023 - Decolonizing Global Arab/South Labor Epistemologies
Critique of global Arab/South working conditions in literary and cultural production, including theorizing labor in neocolonial spaces, construction of and resistance to subalternity, and the representation of exploitation and its legacies. 250-word abstract and bio by March 20, 2022 to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi! My name is Dan Dissinger. I'm a professor in the USC Writing Program, I'm a Kerouac scholar, and I host Writing Remix, a podcast about writing, language, and pedagogy. Recently, the podcast won the 2021 John Lovas Award for Outstanding Online Project in Writing Studies and co-founded the Humanities Podcast Network, which held our first International Symposium last year. I would love to have you as a guest on the podcast!
The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the fifth volume of the journal in October 2022.
For this issue, the editors are particularly interested in essays on Bowen’s later fiction (The Little Girls and Eva Trout). However, we are also keen to see work on any aspect of Bowen’s writing, essays which situate her work in national and global perspectives. Themes may include:
The Bloomsbury CHAPTER (Communication, History of Authorship, Publishing, Textual Editing and Reading), in association with University College London’s Centre for Publishing and the Institute of English Studies, University of London. is pleased to announce a one-day postgraduate conference. The conference (9 June 2022) will be held online with a hybrid in-person/online keynote.
CFP: The Banshee, Issue 2: Haunting.
The Banshee is the leading magazine for women who scream. Our current Issue 1, Screaming, is available in print and digital formats at http://www.thebansheejournal.com .
We need to rethink the state. No one loves to hate the state more than a humanist. Yet does this critique serve us well? What do we mean by “the” state? Humanities scholars often take for granted a unified and homogenous idea of the state as a basis for critique. The settler colonial state, the necropolitical state, the neoliberal state; or perhaps less negatively, the welfare state, the developmentalist state, the liberal state. As this plethora of familiar models suggests, it should be impossible to talk about “the” state as a singular form, to equate it with one function or to define it by one pattern of experience. And yet such singular imaginaries often underpin humanistic engagement with the state.
POSTHUMANITIES AND CITIZENSHIP
Series edited by
Peggy Karpouzou and Nikoleta Zampaki
Ex-position Feature Topic Call for Papers
Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921
(Guest Editors: Anne Fogarty, University College Dublin / Wei H. Kao, National Taiwan University)
Publication Date: December 2022 (Issue No. 48)
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022
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Filolog / The Philologist is a peer-reviewed open access journal promoting contemporary theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to language, literature, and culture.
We publish papers in English, Serbian, Russian, German, French, and Italian.
CFP Edited Volume
Sea Change: Representations of Transformation in the Caribbean and Mediterranean
sea change n (from Shakespeare's The Tempest, I. ii. 403) 1: a profound or notable transformation 2: a substantial change in perspective, especially one which affects a group or society at large 3: archaic : a change brought about by the sea
CFP: Annual University of Florida Marxist Reading Group Conference
“Marxism and Neoliberalism Today”
Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida
April 8-10, Gainesville, FL
Keynotes: Rachel Greenwald Smith (St. Louis University), Mitch Murray (Emory University), Patricia Ventura (Spelman College)
Studies in Popular Culture (SiPC), a journal of the Popular Culture Association in the South (PCAS), publishes articles on popular culture however mediated through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events--any of the material or conceptual conditions of life.
A multidisciplinary journal, SiPC gives preference to submissions that demonstrate familiarity with the body of scholarly work on popular culture but avoid the jargon associated with certain single-discipline studies. SiPC accepts submissions on all forms of popular culture (American or international) studied from the perspective of any discipline.
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for the 2023 MLA Convention (San Francisco, January 5-8) for a panel session on the topic “Nabokov and Curiosity.” Proposals should examine some aspect of curiosity as a theme in Nabokov’s works or as an approach to reading them.
MMLA: November 16-21, 2022, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN.
The Prescience of Margaret Atwood’s Works: Lessons from the Past to Illuminate the Post-Now
T.S. Eliot called Ulysses ‘the most important expression which the present age has found; … a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape.’’ Indeed, after a century it is a book which is still read, discussed, translated, researched and which influences not only writers, but painters, musicians, philosophers, photographers, film directors.
We invite scholars and students from various fields to send proposals for a 15-minute paper with a creative approach towards any aspect of Joyce’s works.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) presents its annual conference to be held virtually from Thursday, December 15 to Saturday, December 17, 2022.
MLA: 5–8 January, 2023, San Francisco, CA
Not Quite Human: Crakers, Pigoons, and Other Others in Margaret Atwood’s Works
Following recent bioengineering marvels and the first successful pig-to-human heart transplant, the Margaret Atwood Society panel welcomes proposals for papers on depictions of the nonhuman in Atwood’s works.
250-word abstract and bio are due to Lee Frew, email@example.com, March 15, 2022.
This MLA Special Session panel invites papers that interrogate the affordances and stakes of mobilizing marginalized affects, or elucidating affects that move between marginalized bodies in contemporary American literature and culture.
Lauren Berlant characterized affect as the “body’s response to the world, something you’re always catching up to.” And yet critics often overlook the role of material bodies and embodiment in the circulation and impact of affect. How can we put the questions of embodiment and materiality back into the study of affect theory? What can be gained from studying bodily affectations in marginalized lives?
Other questions/topics to consider:
CALL FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF REVISTA CANARIA DE ESTUDIOS INGLESES (spring 2023)
The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks submissions for a special issue entitled “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” to be published in spring 2023. The monograph is guest-edited by Begoña Simal-González (Universidade da Coruña), Sara Villamarín-Freire (Universidade da Coruña), and Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Universidad Nebrija), members of the research project “Literature and Globalization 2: Communities of Waste,” financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science (PID2019-106798GB-I00) and the AEI (National Research Agency).