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The Nature of Things: Ecology, Philosophy, and Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 11:10am
Alexander Sorenson/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

What does it mean to write and think about nature? Do language, thought, and mimesis ultimately have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our natural environments, and do these environments in turn have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our words and ideas? Taking such questions as a starting point, this panel aims to explore how the relationship between the human community and the environment has occupied a central space within literature and thought across various epochs and epistemological arenas. 

"The Art of Losing": Loss in Literature and Film (NeMLA Panel, Niagara Falls, March 2023)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

“The Art of Losing”: Loss in Literature and Film

Panel Session, NeMLA’s 54th Annual Convention in Niagara Falls, March 23-26

 

In her iconic poem “One Art,” Elizabeth Bishop writes of “the art of losing.” The poem’s speaker first recounts the loss of small things such as “lost door keys” and “an hour badly spent”; then, the losses grow in import: “my mother’s watch,” “three loved houses,” “two cities,” “two rivers, a continent,” and finally, “even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture I love).”

 

The Future is Fragile

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Medical sociologist Arthur Frank argues in his foundational The Wounded Storyteller that an ideal illness narrative accepts contingency and acknowledges that “the human body, for all its resilience, is fragile” (49). About her own illness experience, Audre Lorde famously argues that our greatest strength stems - paradoxically, perhaps - from our greatest vulnerability (Cancer Journals 14). Both of these perspectives suggest that resilience is finite, and that recognizing as much can be itself empowering. This panel therefore wonders: what potential does fragility have in a world rife with environmental disasters, personal and structural traumas and other catastrophes that all seem to demand resilience?

NeMLA 2023 | Just Resilience: Climate Justice in a Warming World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

While the phenomenon of warming may be global, the effects of it are not. Evidence is clear that many populations in the Global South are more vulnerable to the harm of rising seas, increasing droughts, and more frequent super storms. We are also increasingly aware that in areas of the Global North, political, economic, and social inequities contribute in significant ways to unequal climate vulnerability and resilience. As a result, calls for climate justice are becoming more urgent. But what does such justice look like from different social and geo-historical locations? Whose voices carry in these urgent conversations about what climate justice means, and whose do not?

Who Dalit? Why Dalit? How Dalit?: Reading Mediums of the Caste Phenomenon

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:44pm
North East Modern Language Association 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The seminar is interested in looking at papers that deal with the life of Dalits from a phenomenological perspective. The Dalit identity is not frigid. The politics of othering, the notion of subjectivity, the internationalization of caste, caste and cinema, music, art, and other mediums are areas that researchers can explore. Papers that are rooted in the local understanding of caste as a Global/ Indian problem are welcome. Responses that deal with ways to adapt the young generation to the thought of Ambedkar and propose ethical ways to deal with the question of caste are expected. Scholars from literature, political science, media studies, cultural studies, and aesthetics are welcome to make submissions.

The Inevitability of Change: Change as a Process

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
SAMLA 94: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

What is certain is that change is a perennial feature of our human experiences.  Yet, both imposed changes (aging, catastrophes, geopolitical change) and changes initiated by the individual for personal reasons (career, educational, family-based, among others). Is there a generalization of the notion of change?  In which ways is it possible to address the diversity of changes taking place in the immediacy of transformation?  This panel invites participants to engage in the concept of change applicable to diverse situations.  

What are the benefits and risks of change?

 

Third Cinema and International Relations: The Connection between Films and Global Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:41pm
Drishti Hajong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Third Cinema films successfully manages to depict the socio-political issues of the world. These issues include the effects of colonization, oppression, and conflict between classes or nations. These films are especially pivotal for the political issues of the Third World. In this sense, films play a fundamental role in the struggle for justice for marginalized communities. Third Cinema is a tool through which debate, activism, and discussion are evoked in society. These films expose the realities of the world and have gained recognition in terms of art, politics, and humanity. Indeed, the Third Cinema is revolutionary for society in every convincible way. 

World Congress 2023 on Comparative Empire

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2022

Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies 

First World Congress, June 19-22, 2023
Comparative Empire: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation, 1750-1914

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Joy DAMOUSI (Director, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, ACU), “War, Refugees, and Displacement in the Global Nineteenth Century: Enduring Aftermaths”

Robbie GOH (Provost, Singapore University of Social Sciences), “Missionaries, Mediation, Mobility: The Travels (and Travails) of Protestant Christian Ideas in South- and Southeast Asian Societies in the Nineteenth Century”

TAN Tai Yong (President, Yale-NUS College), “Circulations, Connections, and Networks: Singapore in Maritime Southeast Asia”

PAMLA 2022 session: Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian (LA, November 11-13)

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:40am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

PAMLA 2022 session: Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian (LA, November 11-13) deadline for submissions: June 30,  2022 full name / name of organization: PAMLA contact email: mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw 

CFP: PAMLA 2022

Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian

(Special session)

Location: Abstract Submission Deadline:

Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel

Time: November 11-13, 2022

 

Presiding officer:
Mavis Tseng
Associate Professor,
Director of the Language Center Taipei Medical University mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw

CFP: Out of Confinement: Creativity in Constraint

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
Women in French Studies Special Issue (2024)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

We invite article submissions for a special topics issue of Women in French Studies (2024) to explore work created by confined women and work that represents confined women, from the early modern period to the present-day. The special issue will explore how the confinement of women as depicted in fictional and non-fictional texts (in any media) informs, reflects and interrogates gendered conditions of existence. How have confined women been represented in literature, film and art? What kind of thinking or writing is produced by women out of conditions of confinement? What are the impacts of confinement on creative production? How does physical confinement change how we consume texts? 

(CFP: PAMLA 2022) The Fantastic and the Quotidian Filipino/a/x in the Diaspora

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

PAMLA 2022 is excited to announce that the extended deadline for paper proposal submissions is July 10 for the 119th annual PAMLA Conference at the beautiful UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California!

Visit our conference portal CFP page and begin to search for a session that interests you! Once you’ve done so, you will hear back from your prospective presiding officer in the following days after the deadline.

--Presiding Officer(s)

Venti Journal, Vol. 2, Iss. 3, "Wind"

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Venti Journal: Air, Experience, Aesthetics | https://www.venti-journal.com/
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 13, 2022

Venti: Air, Experience, and Aesthetics invokes both the number ‘twenty’ and ‘the winds.’ Conceived in the year 2020, the journal is a forum for discussions centered on the year’s foregrounding of air, its related themes, and historical, interdisciplinary, and critical resonances. Ventiasks: how do we become aware of something invisible and of things that are always in the air — such as the air itself? Investigating this query in a series of thematic issues, Venti explores the indexical qualities of air and our awareness of it through effects and affects.

Wind 

Sustainability Culture and the Sense of Belongingness to the Land, 2022 International Conference on Sustainability Culture

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Theodoor Richard / National Chung Hsing University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Our Call for Papers focuses on an interdisciplinary study of sustainability culture and the Agroecological Transition. In our research at NCHU/IAC, we find that the same core question arises over and time again: how is it possible that even though we already have all the knowledge and technology required to live and farm sustainably, we do not seem to be able to fully achieve this? We postulate that the answers are found in how we form our culture and how we relate to the technology that gives us our comforts. Which values do we have, how do we think the world works, and do we really want to be sustainable, no matter what?

 

Outside the Western Box - In Search of the Primary

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:11pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the upcoming Re-Viewing Black Mountain College Conference, to be held in Asheville, October 7-9, 2022.

Women Writing Syria: Resilience, Solidarity, Movement

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:08pm
cara
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 16, 2022

Women Writing Syria: Resilience, Solidarity, Movement

Call for Submissions

How do Syrian women writers, poets and artists imagine Syria, both before and after the revolution and war? Can we imagine Syria without war? Can Syria – as a site that is at once shared, divided and contested – inspire us to bring it into being through creative writing and arts? Could we make this imagined Syria a concrete reality? How can Syrian women’s narratives and voices be heard?

We invite contributions from Syrian women writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, playwrights and cross-genre writers writing in English, Arabic and Turkish for the forthcoming anthology Women Writing Syria. Visuals by artists are also welcome.

LAST CALL! Extended deadline: The Street and the City – Moments

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:08pm
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

 We are delighted to announce that the submissions deadline for paper, panel and roundtable proposals for the Conference “The Street and the City – Moments”, taking place at the University of Lisbon (7-9 September 2022), has now been extended until 30th May 2022.

Submissions to the conference are invited from a broad range of disciplines including literature, cultural studies, anthropology, history, politics, the social sciences, and other related disciplines.

We welcome proposals for papers, pre-organised panels and roundtables.

Ventana 4: Decolonial Dialogues from within and beyond the Global Margins

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
Ventana Conference on Latin America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 24, 2022

4th Ventana Conference on Latin America: 

Decolonial Dialogues from, within and beyond the Global Margins

 

5th-7th October 2022

University of York, United Kingdom

 

Expanding Black and Indigenous Ecologies: CFP for English Language Notes

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:11am
Bonnie Etherington and Delali Kumavie
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

This proposed special issue navigates the intersections of Black and Indigenous ecologies. Ecologies encompass natural and constructed environments, understories, and overstories that allow renewed attention to notions of mobility, modernity, protest, climate change, human and nonhuman relationality, and more. Ecologies shape and are shaped by macro as well as micro units of the community, the nation-state, and the global. Ecologies are also fundamental to the ways we approach and understand historical, social, political, and economic relationships around the world.

Call for Articles: Decentering the Center in India

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:08am
Cafe Dissensus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

The issue titled “Decentering the Center in India” aims to probe the Indian public discourse that has become an eco-chamber of polarized opinions on a variety of issues ranging from gender, politics to art.

Call For Papers. -- Memory: The Captive and The Fugitive Online Literature Conference 2022, OCT 21-22 (Taipei GMT+08:00)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:01am
National Taipei University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Call For Papers. -- Memory: The Captive and The Fugitive Online Literature Conference 2022, OCT 21-22 (Taipei GMT+08:00) deadline for submissions: May 31, 2022 full name / name of organization: National Taipei University of Technology contact email: taipeitechlc2022@gmail.com 

Call For Papers. -- Memory: The Captive and The Fugitive Online Literature Conference 2022, OCT 21-22 (Taipei GMT+08:00) deadline for submissions: May 31, 2022 full name / name of organization: National Taipei University of University contact email: taipeitechlc2022@gmail.com 

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