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.
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)
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.
European Judaismis pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue devoted to the Man Booker-Prize-winning novelist, Howard Jacobson.
As David Brauner writes in his recently published monograph, Howard Jacobson is a protean figure:
A Leavisite moralist with a puritanical streak, and a chronicler of dark sexual obsessions and perversions; a highly serious humanist intellectual and a hilariously comic provocateur; a passionate polemicist and an ardent advocate of ‘ambiguity and contradiction’; the author of (in his own words) ‘the most Jewish novel that has ever been written by anybody, anywhere’, whose literary heroes are Jane Austen and D.H. Lawrence, Jacobson revels in ambivalence.
Please note that this session is SEPARATE from the conference on domestic cats in literature to be held in June.
Proposed Special Session on Domestic Cats in Literature at SAMLA 93
Submissions are invited for a proposed special session of 15-minute traditional papers on domestic cats in literature at the 93rd annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), scheduled to be held in Atlanta, GA, USA, 4-6 November 2021.
Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including—but not limited to—the following:
“Cities controlled by big companies are old hat in science fiction,” writes diarist Lauren Olamina in Parable of the Sower. Be it site of dystopian horror or utopian haven, The City in all its iterations serves speculative and science fiction in a variety of ways: as setting, plot device, character-in-itself, metanarrative reference point, all-purpose trope. Yet as metaphorical stand-in for ‘civilization’—and all that loaded signifier may entail—the city as trope may be all the more richly complicated within afrofuturism, allowing authors to ground their narratives in explorations of race, gender, class, and an entire array of intersectional complexities of human identity, community and social marginalization.
We invite papers for a proposed session on “Archipelagic Thinking in Asian American and Southeast Asian Literature” for the 2022 Modern Language Association conference (6-9 January). The session is co-sponsored by the MLA’s Asian American Literature and Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia Diasporic Forums.
PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Session: Bong Joon-ho: The Global Korean Auteur
Contacts: David John Boyd, Independent Scholar (email@example.com)
Humanities Bulletin is looking for new Editorial Board Members with the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of development, on a voluntary basis. It is a significant role that will require active engagement with the journal and author community, particularly in assisting with peer review.
Humanities Bulletin was founded in 2018 and it is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK. HB is a multidisciplinary open access peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy and Arts.
Proposed Panel Title: The Historical Turn in Contemporary Arabic Fiction
AATA panel - MESA Conference, October 28, 2021
Teaching Arabic Literature in Translation::Approaches and Objectives
In this AATA panel, we invite researchers and pedagogues to reflect on the approaches they use in teaching Arabic Literature in English Translation and the objectives associated with these courses. This panel aims to address the following questions:
-What criteria dictate the selection of the texts in terms of their genres, content, and historical periods?
-What factors determine the learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessment methods associated with these courses?
“Pilgrimages and Tourism”International Conference12-13 June 2021 – London/Onlineorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Pilgrimages are ancient practices of humankind and are associated with a great variety of religious, spiritual and secular traditions. In today’s world the number of visits to sacred sites such as Santiago de Compostela (Spain), La Virgen de Guadalupe (Mexico), Matka Boska Czetochowska (Poland), secular places such as Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, Eifel Tower in Paris, Hiroshima Peace Museum and virtual pilgrimages, facilitated by video and satellite links is growing. With them, tourism both individual and in groups has been steadily increasing and changing.
The multidisciplinary journal Rising Asia Journal invites articles from scholars working in the fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our areas of interest are Southeast Asia, East Asia (including China, Japan, the Koreas and Taiwan), India’s North East region, and the Indo-Pacific (Asia Pacific) region.
***DEADLINE EXTENDED***: February 15, 2021
18th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference March 26- 27, 2021
CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts
Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, 2021
The Comparative World Literature Program at California State University, Long Beach,
invites abstracts for presentations at its 55th annual conference in Long Beach,
California on the topic of Outcasts and Outliers. In accordance with university policy,
this conference will be virtual. It is the hope of the conference committee that this
The 25th International Symposium on Translation and Interpretation
Theme: The Task of the Translator
Conference organizers: Taiwan Association of Translation and Interpretation & Department of English Language and Literature, Soochow University
Date: June 5, 2021
Venue: Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan
Call for Papers
This virtual (online) panel seeks papers that explore the imaginary cities built by Latin American literature from the 19th century to the present. Since this year's conference theme is “City of God, City of Destruction,” we are interested in proposals that study both the utopian and dystopian cities that Latin American writers have imagined to place there the collective fears and desires of their societies, as well as all those other fictional cities –neither paradisiacal nor infernal– that have served as microcosms to represent the tensions and conflicts of human comedy.
Call for Papers
History. Literature. Culture. Arts
Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies
Special Issue: Systemic Racism, White privilege, and a Global Call to Action
Guest Co-Editors: C. Darius Stonebanks, Shirley Anne Tate, and Christine Faucher
JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS
(Vol. 44, No. 1, Spring 2021)
Untranslatability: Theory, Practice and Politics