We are seeking submissions by Māori, Indigenous Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and First Nations scholars for an edited collection on plants in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand children’s and Young Adult literature. We would like to centre Indigenous Australian and Māori perspectives, and are encouraging submissions or expressions of interest from academics, writers, and postgraduate students.
If you have any questions or ideas about potential chapters you’d like to discuss, please contact us. We’re happy to discuss any ideas you may have.
This is a call for chapter proposals to be included in an edited volume on Aboriginal/Indigenous Horror largely produced by Indigenous artists, directors, and writers. Aboriginal Horror, or Horror that relies on the experience and artistic production of Indigenous peoples span from North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond, including Indigenous groups whose migration and diaspora within other countries offer new perspectives. Aboriginal/Indigenous Horror as a cultural and aesthetic lens intersects with horror realism and the fantastic, myth and metaphysics or ways of knowing and being, and traverses various media—e.g., music, performance, visual arts, film or literature.
How does contemporary fiction of the Americas and Caribbean explore practices of healing? This panel considers all aspects of healing, including but not limited to religion, indigenous practices and rituals, the spiritual, and through community and the collective. How does their depiction in literature allow for generative further discussion about identity, culture, and tradition, and what does this mean in the 21st century?
Proposals accepted until September 30th for the In-Person Panel THE LATIN AMERICAN CHRONICLE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, NeMLA 2022, Baltimore, March 10th-13th. Please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19536 to submit.This session seeks to establish conversations on the study of the 21st-century Latin American chronicle. We welcome papers that explore its literary and journalistic perspectives.
Chinese Creative Writing Studies
Call for Papers (2nd Round)
Comics studies has been an established field long enough now to have consistent theoretical touchstones: Scott McCloud, Thierry Groensteen, and a handful of others. But much contemporary work on comics continues to rely on the same theoretical frameworks, returning to Understanding Comics over and over again. This session invites panelists to speculate on new directions for formal comics theory, leaving behind individual texts and close readings to ask for innovations our theories of comics as a medium. Of course, because of the abbreviated nature of conference papers, it will be impossible to put forward a fully-formed, all-encompassing new theory.
Latin American Digitalities
Main Editors: Patrícia Anzini & Eduardo Prado Cardoso
THE 21st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF
MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)
to be organized by
SHOOLINI UNIVERSITY, SOLAN, HP, INDIA, https://shooliniuniversity.com/
FROM 12 TO 14 NOVEMBER 2021
CONFERENCE THEME: ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION
Extended Call for Papers: Erasure and the Environment Conference
Loughborough University, 16-17th September 2021
Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)
I International Postgraduate Seminar in English Literature and Linguistics (IPSELL) October 1, 2021
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, University of Granada, Spain
CALL FOR PAPERS
Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad, Madeline Miller’s Circe, Natalie Haynes’s A Thousand Ships, Luigi Malerba’s Ithaca Forever, Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra of Minorities, and Colm Toibin’s House of Names are just a small sample of contemporary works of literature that engage with and re-tell Classical literature and mythology. Drawing upon ancient subject matters, these new works demonstrate that the Classical tradition remains lively and relevant, even as they pull in new histories, points of view, and contexts.
March 24-27, 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah
JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (ISSN: 2456-8104)
Call for Papers (July 2021 Issue)
Course dates: 14 August - 5 September 2021
3 modules / 30 hours including
- lectures/discussions (3 meetings)
- final assignment in the form of an essay
Duration: 3 weeks long
Class and Precarity in a New World Order: Writers and Artists Respond
Dave Lordan and Michael O’Sullivan
HUNGER AND WASTE
Volume 40, Number 1, Spring 2022
Issue Editor: Isabelle Meuret
This issue of Literature and Medicine will interrogate expressions of hunger and waste in both literary and biomedical contexts.
Hunger is a physiological disposition, a daily preoccupation, and a metaphor for desire. On another scale, global hunger—leading to malnutrition and starvation—affects hundreds of millions living in poverty. As for waste, the dearth, careless use, or squandering of resources, together with climate change and other environmental challenges, have raised new concerns about food supplies and unequal access.
Call for Papers
Contemporaries at Post45
The Boredom Cluster
“I’m Not in The Mood”
2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Allison Hawthorne Deming and Lauret Savoy’s The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World. The essays that Deming and Savoy collect in this important anthology all seek to expand traditional understandings of nature writing and environmental thought by reflecting on “how identity and place, human history and ‘natural’ history, power and silence, and social injustice and environmental degradation are fundamentally linked” (10).
Papers are sought for a book collection on any aspect of epistemological representations with a focus on ecocritical, environmental, ethic and literary approaches. The book explores both oral and written representations of the land and nature throughout the Ibero-American world.
Exploitation of nature
Apocalyptic narratives of nature: fiction and non-fiction
Anxiety and the natural world
Minority groups and their representation as natural resources
De/colonization of nature
Globalization/modernization toll on nature
Travel and nature
Anthropocene vs nature
CALL FOR PAPERS – Summer 2021
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
The Mobilities of Translation
SF: Activism and Resistance
9-11 September 2021, online
Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza
Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang
Call for Papers — Recognition and Recovery of Caribbean Canadian Cultural Production
for a special issue of Canada and Beyond: a Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies (Issue 10, 2021) Guest Editors: Michael A. Bucknor and Cornel Bogle
17-18 June 2021 - ONLINE (via Zoom)
All details: https://www.migration-conference.info/
Deadline for proposals: 23 May 2021
CFP: Migration, Adaptation and Memory
How do we remember and represent our migration experiences? Who is involved in these processes? How does history remember these events? What helps migrants and societies to adapt? The significance of these and related questions have made their way into our daily lives, from the refugee crisis to policy decisions, individual psychotherapy to (re)building identities, communities, and memories.