Chapter proposals are invited for The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature (hereafter simply The Handbook), to be published within the series Routledge Literature Handbooks in 2022. Interested authors should send a 300- to 500-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to Dr. Douglas Vakoch at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25, 2021. Authors will be notified whether their proposals are accepted by March 30, 2021.
MLA 2022 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an Transdisciplinary Connections [TC] Race and Ethnicity Studies-sponsored panel, "Transnational Migration and Empire." 300-word abstracts that examine how texts that center on transnational migrations, forced or otherwise, produce anti-imperialist modes of thought and practice. Any geographical location and time period. Send submissions to email@example.com by Monday, 15 March 2021.
MLA 2022 Non-Guaranteed Session CFP: Comics on the Border
Call for Papers for a proposed non-guaranteed roundtable sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum to be held (if accepted) at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 6-9, 2022, in Washington D.C.
Comics are defined by borders in formal representation and structure, in the boundaries between word and image and generic categories, in the networks and communities of mainstream and alternative production and circulation.
Wilderness (and Other) Tips: Concepts of Survival in Atwood’s Works
Vector and Focus invite proposals for articles on the broad theme of class in science fiction and fantasy, encompassing topics such as: representations of class and class struggle in SFF; models for resistance; anarchism in SFF; fantastical estrangements of class; class consciousness; class and material culture; class and climate change; platform capitalism and the gig economy; platform cooperativism; automation and the future of work; trade unionism, industrial organising and action; workplace democracies; speculative classless societies; class and migration; class, family, and Critical Kinship Studies; economic vs.
The 2022 MLA convention will be held January 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an African American LLC-sponsored panel.
“Black Is/Not a Place”
We invite papers that consider how Black refusals of autochthony, nativism, nationalism, regionalism, and place illuminate the study of Black literature across geographic and linguistic borders.
Please send a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV to Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15.
The German Forest. Cultural History, Mythology, Ecology
National University of Ireland, Galway (15th-16th October 2021)
During the pandemic, we’ve heard that a lot of people went back to read their favorite novels as comfort and sustenance through the hard times. We at South Central Review have therefore decided to do a special double issue on this topic, scheduled to appear in Fall 2021. We hope to run approximately thirty brief essays (5-8 pages in manuscript form) in which the authors reflect on the literary, artistic, or other merits of the novel in question, why it resonates as it does, and perhaps why it was important at a particular moment in history, or why it remains influential today. We also hope to interview several contemporary novelists and writers about their favorite novels as sources of or inspiration for their own work.
Call for Papers
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022
Barbara Hoffmann, AAALS Vice President, Session Organizer and Moderator
Multilingual and Multicultural Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand
Official MLA 35-word official CFP:
Call for Contributions:
Special Section of Scholarly Editing, Issue 39--Uncovering and Sustaining the Cultural Record
Call for Papers (Spring Issue 2021) The image of Syria as a war-torn country has always dominated global news cycles. On one hand, news outlets discuss how the international powers serve their own economic and political interests by implementing the Middle East Grand Strategy revolving around ‘ Creative Chaos’ policies. In short, waging a proxy war on Syria’s political and economic system, destroying culture and infrastructure, affecting civilians, violating human rights principles under the pretext of democracy and protection of human rights, with the aim to reshape Middle East politics. In this context, such news cycles persistently distort President Assad's counterstrategy.
People form new grammars and dialects through creative languaging: creolization, code-switching, etc. The results carry markers of intercultural relations and historical tensions. How do raciolinguistics manifest in Medieval literature, Medieval reiterations, and historiography?Languages have a deep capacity to coexist, disrupt, and change, and they survive each cultural encounter either strengthened or weakened, but certainly transmogrified. Language’s abilities to form new grammars and dialects through creative formations is apparent in both Medieval texts and in Medieval reiterations.
The theme of the 2021 PAMLA conference focuses on ideas and forms of cities, fictive cities, and symbolic cities, and on various representations of urban cultures and peoples. This panel focuses on real and fictional Canadian cities, expressing visions of city types, culture, and the development of identity through cityscapes in Canadian literature and/or by Canadian writers. Given Canada’s great size but small, dispersed population, “city” has divided Canada into the “Big Three” -- Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver -- and the rest, not only from the Canadian perspective, but also from external perspectives.
Festschrift for Andries W. Oliphant
The 4th International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, happening on the 7th– 9th May 2021, Milan, Italy is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in education theory and practice.
This conference is a prestigious event, organized to provide an international platform for academicians, researchers, managers, industrial participants, and students to share their research findings with global experts. All full paper/abstract submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy and relevance to conference theme and topics.
Sociology and Anthropology
Essays are invited for a forthcoming special issue of the Journal of World Literature on the theme of World Literature in and for Pandemic Times. Essays can discuss works that are set in plagues or epidemics (whether Covid-19 or earlier epidemics, real or fictional), or can discuss how we ourselves read under our current circumstances of lockdowns, widespread mortality, and the resulting social and economic disruptions.
Call for Papers
Alluvium Special Issue: “Futurity in Crisis” (Abstracts deadline 8th of March 2021. First Draft Submissions 5th April 2021)
Guest edited by the Contemporary Theoretical Network
In this special issue of Alluvium, the Contemporary Theoretical Network (Ctrl Network) invites submissions on the topic of futurity in crisis.
The CLCS Renaissance/Early Modern forum of the MLA invites paper proposals for a guaranteed session at MLA 2022 (Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022). We plan a panel on insurrection, tyranny, and resistance in a wide range of early modern contexts. What political theories and literary traditions shape early modern writers’ understandings? How do literary texts themselves respond to contemporary events, imagine alternative futures, and transform current conversations? We particularly welcome comparative and transnational perspectives. Please send 250-word abstracts and brief CVs to Penelope Anderson email@example.com by 20 March 2021.
This session is open to any proposal that explores the intersection of literature and some other art. However, in accordance with the conference theme "City of God, City of Destruction," we welcome papers that explore the cross-sections between literature and the other arts in connection to issues of the urban, cityscapes, the postmodern, noir, gothic, or religious spaces or architecture, or religious or spiritual painting or sculpture.
To submit a paper proposal, please visit https://pamla.ballastacademic.com, and look for session 18248 Literature and the Other Arts (in person) or 18249 (on line)
The English theatre culture from the early Restoration to the early 18th century witnessed a marked shift towards increased commercialization and popularization of theatre. Gone were the post-1660 close association with the court, royalist productions, and prominently elite (well-off and upper-class) audiences. Instead, the experimentation with new genres, opening of new theatres, and a growing differentiation of the theatre programme into mainpieces, entr’acte entertainments and afterpieces revolutionized the established cultural hierarchies of the period.
For a special double issue to be published in March, 2022.
Papers addressing the plurality of religious cultures in the nineteenth century, including not only Catholicism, Anglicanism, Protestantism, and Judaism, but also Buddhism, Hermeticism, Native American Religions, Theosophy, Unitarianism, the LDS Church, African-American religion, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, Shakerism, etc., competing and overlapping in nineteenth-century contexts. Papers are welcome in all the arts; incuding literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, liturgy, the textile arts, the decorative arts, music, and dance.
Illustrations, both color and black-and-white, are encouraged.
Poetry in Transatlantic Translation: Encounters Across Languages
June 14th-17th 2022
Bangor University, Wales
Don Mee Choi
I'm seeking abstracts of 250 words due March 7, 2021 for an edited collection under contract with an academic publisher entitled "Women Writing Trauma in Literature." The book considers literary representations of trauma by women writers. Rather than focusing on one time period or nationality, this collection considers a global range of women’s experiences with or depictions of traumatic encounters in literature. In particular, this book examines the relationship between trauma, identity, and literary form. Send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification of accepted essays by April 1, 2021. Completed chapters (4000-6000 words) due by July 2021.
Our website: https://www.postmemory.info/
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)
We are happy to announce that the KEYNOTE SPEAKERS at our 2nd "Postmemory and the Contemporary World", 25-26 February 2021 will be Marianne Hirsch and Mirta Kupferminc.
MLA '22 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an ASLE-sponsored panel.
Dr. Mishuana Goeman
Professor of Gender Studies and American Indian Studies, UCLA
Dr. Robert Warrior
Distinguished Professor of American Literature & Culture, University of Kansas
Theatre and Performance Research in an Age of Conspiracy
TaPRA-SCUDD 2021 Postgraduate Symposium
Friday 25th June 2021, Online (GMT)
While you here do snoring lie, Open-eyed conspiracy His time doth take.
If of life you keep a care, Shake off slumber, and beware: Awake, awake!
– William Shakespeare, The Tempest (c. 1610-1612), Act II, scene 1. Song, line 295.