Call for papers
Special Issue: Trajectories of Precarity and Resilience in South Asia
Call for papers
Special Issue: Trajectories of Precarity and Resilience in South Asia
Postcolonial ecocriticism or environmental theory has been a flourishing field of inquiry over the past two decades. Literary critics have been using this theory to examine the complex relationship between literature, culture, and the environment in diverse global Anglophone or postcolonial novels. With the intensification of globalization in the 1990s, there has been an explosion of local environmental movements in the global south protesting neoliberal capitalist agendas, despite their respective governments’ promises of development, modernity, and progress in order to “catch up” with the West. These local struggles have arisen out of specific socio-historical circumstances and differ vastly from each other.
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls
The study of violence works on constituting different angles through which violent actions take place, while also focusing on the difference in the morality of actions that are thus committed. Since everybody accepts facts in an interpretational setup, the realities of ground zero are ignored. The act of attaining knowledge, as Michel Foucault says, requires digging. Rather than interpretation there needs to be an understanding of the difference between the representative point of view and representation.
Please consider submitting a proposal to the NeMLA 2023 Roundtable “Representations of Food in Italian and Italian-American Literature and Cinema”. Grazie!
Irene e Valentina
NeMLA 2023 - CFP
“Representations of Food in Italian and Italian-American Literature and Cinema (Roundtable)”
The 2023 NeMLA convention (March 23-26, Niagara Falls, New York) will include NINE panels on Slavic topics. This CFP pertains to the panel on contemporary Russian-American fiction. ALL PAPER PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA NeMLA’s ONLINE PORTAL: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP. The panel abstract is pasted below.
Please consider submitting a proposal to the NeMLA 2023 Panel “Resiliency in the Face of Trauma”. Grazie!
Valentina e Irene
NeMLA 2023 - CFP
“Resiliency in the Face of Trauma”
The concept of trauma is largely understood as the impact of disruptive experiences on one’s sense of self, one’s environment, one’s external reality. In this panel, we would like to further investigate the aftermath of trauma and the resiliency of both physical and human nature in the face of destructive events as represented in contemporary Italian literature and cinema.
Romancing the Gothic offers free classes every week. The programme is online, open to all, and pays an honorarium to all our speakers. Talks are delivered twice (usually at 10am and 7pm British time those these times can change depending upon the time zone of the speaker) to include people from different time zones and recorded (with permission) to be placed on our YouTube channel. The talks (with Q and A session) should last between 1 and 1.5 hours.
Previous classes have gained hundreds (and some even thousands) of views and been used at universities around the world to supplement couses. Our classes are accessed by people from all over the world and are designed to make education accessible to all.
I am putting together a panel to present at next year's African Futures Conference in Cologne, Germany (May 31 - June 3 2022) on the subject of neoliberalism and alternative temporalities on contemporary African fiction. More information on the conference can be found here https://ecasconference.org/2023/ and a short description and abstract for the panel can be found below. To be considered for inclusion in this panel, please send me your CV and a 250 word paper abstract at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neoliberalism and Alternative Temporalities in Contemporary African Fiction
Department of English and American Studies at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin and Department of American Literature and Culture at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin are pleased to announce the third ExRe(y) conference. A two-day international conference “EXπRE: Going Off in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Culture” will be held online on December 1-2, 2022.
We invite proposals for papers and panels that focus on the topic of the (broadly understood) expiration and waning in American and Canadian literature and culture of the last two decades.
Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
***New Deadline - October 10, 2022***
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies invites submissions for a special issue of the journal on Myths, Archetypes and the Literary Arts.
We have a contract with Lexington Books (an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield) in hand and are issuing a targeted call for, primarily, the following important writers. We have accepted a number of essays already and are seeking to round our volume, as follows.
We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile.
Though usually relegated to second status critically, the short story is having a moment. When Canadian writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2013, it was specifically for her contribution to the short story genre. As a writer who does not write novels, she acknowledged the importance of the award: “It’s a wonderful thing for the short story.” Indeed.
CFP: Russian & American Short Stories & Influence, updated
Abstract: 7/8/2019; Completed Draft: 12/1/2019
UPDATE: Below follows our original CFP, which we now update slightly and with urgency. We have thus far assembled an excellent collection of promised essays, but are now looking specifically for essays that meet the requirements below as well as1) are about Russian authors OTHER than Chekhov (as you can imagine, we quickly got our share of those) and 2) about American authors who are of color and/or women. Please read on and submit your idea(s) to us. We are excited to hear from you.
Tearing down Walls: Influences and Reciprocity in American and Post-Soviet Literature
Abstract: April 3, 2020
Completed First Draft: August 15, 2020
Jeff Birkenstein & Robert Hauhart, Saint Martin’s University (Lacey, Washington)
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We are seeking submissions of abstracts for our NeMLA panel. The NeMLA Convention will take place from March 23-26, 2023, in Niagara Falls, NY, USA. The 2023 conference theme is RESILIENCE.
At the center of the #MeToo movement lie survivor testimonies, which demystify victim-shaming, victim-blaming, and legitimizing the victim-survivor's testimony as the unquestionable truth. In the South Asian context, such testimonies are still a taboo, which leads to victim-survivors refusing to share and relive their experiences and narratives even if they have the means and access to do so. Our panel seeks to problematize the #MeToo movement in order to reimagine and contextualize it in South Asia and the South Asian diaspora as a much-needed intervention to examine the implications of a transnational feminist movement.
The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association has chosen to alternate its annual panels between specific geographic focal points and themes that encourage transnational discussions. In conjunction with the 2022 ChLA conference, we hosted a themed virtual panel on “Dreams in Children’s and Young Adult Literature.” For the 2023 ChLA annual conference to be held in Bellevue, Washington from June 15 to 17, we seek paper proposals with a focus on “Islands.” We are interested in studies of islands, archipelagos, and waterways – literal and metaphoric – in children’s and young adult literature.
NeMLA 2023 (March 23 - 26, 2023; Niagara Falls, NY)
ECOCRITICAL RESPONSES: HUMAN RIGHTS OVER EXTRACTIVISM
Co-Chaired: Diana Aldrete (Trinity College) and Melissa McCarron (University at Buffalo)
As more climate doomsday predictions continue to surface from scientists, journalists, and scholars, the fight to combat global climate collapse can sometimes feel hopeless—petrified by the saturation of negative affects in literary, theoretical, and cultural production. While continuing with neoliberal business-as-usual is untenable, scholars have begun to recognize that doom and gloom predictions alone actually make individuals less likely to act.
Manuscripts and Premodern Performance: Reassessing the Evidence
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
Leeds International Medieval Congress
July 3-6, 2023
The relationship between manuscript and performance in medieval drama has long been a subject of debate. Do extant premodern play texts bear witness to actual or idealized performances? What function did early drama manuscripts serve? What role should drama manuscripts play in determining our understanding of the world of medieval performance?
Chapters for The Poetics of Grief and Melancholy in East-West Conflicts and Reconciliations
We are inviting chapter proposals for the edited book The Poetics of Grief and Melancholy in East-West Conflicts and Reconciliations. It is a collection of academic essays that examines the representation, aesthetics, dilemma and/or dichotomy of the notions of grief and melancholy in East-West exchanges and cultural dialogues. Contributors can explore the topic in the dimensions of individual behaviors under specific social norms and cultural products such as literature, film, music, art, theatre performance and any other forms of arts/genres etc.
We have always lived with trauma, but how do we embrace trauma into our lives and create a meaningful life in the world we live in?
In recent years, critical considerations of aesthetics or beauty have been de-emphasized in literary criticism. There is a certain taboo about the notion of beauty, as Elaine Scarry has neatly pointed out: “many people have either actively advocated a taboo on beauty or passively omitted it from their vocabulary, even when thinking and writing about beautiful objects such as painting and poems” (117). There has been many talks about how aesthetics demeans a work’s values—serving as Bourgeois distractions from the real social issues we face, which rightfully remains as an important critical consideration.
SAAS Conference Granada 2023Call for proposals - panel on "Normalized Assumptions about Inequality and Precarity in Contemporary US Fiction"Co-organizers: Virginia Pignagnoli and Laura Roldán-SevillanoProposal deadline: 15 October 2022Website and further details: http://www.saasweb.org/PANEL11.htmlPlease send your proposals (max.
This panel invites interdisciplinary proposals that bring to attention the multiple, contradictory, and shifting approaches that encompass the studies of the Southwest Asia North Africa (SWANA) region. The overarching aim of this panel is to shed light on the theoretical and political significance of intersectionality for critical engagement with the SWANA region. We invite contributions examining how the relationalities of bodies, cultures, and cultural productions in the SWANA region and its diasporas shape discourses across nations, re(li)gions, and languages as they converge and diverge in their religious, racial, ethnic, and gender*sexuality-based identities.
The objective of this round-table session is to explore, examine, and discuss, in a variety of manners, particular literary protagonists and antagonists in world literary cultures. What seems to be their intrigue? What empowers them, or, perhaps, who do they empower? Consideration of and elaboration on points of view, themes, idiosyncrasies, heroisms, actions, styles, diction, and purpose(s) will be important to ascertain and reveal in a deliberate, inspirational, thought-provoking, as well as insightful dialogue with, hopefully, a sharing of esoteric discoveries. Contemplate how and in what ways certain protagonists and antagonists across world literatures continue to have tremendous value or a long-lasting effect in their specific roles.
The Pennsylvania Literary Journal is seeking scholarly essays in all literary genres, periods, and types. PLJ is a generalist journal that welcomes all types of scholarly discussion. In other words, essays can be on 18th century British literature, or on 20th century Spanish literature. Essays can also explore professional topics in academia (such as conferences, job applications, teaching methodology or gender bias), or explore topics regarding archival research or hypertext accessibility. Essays of almost any size are welcome from 500-word reviews, to short 2,000-word commentary essays, to long critical essays up to around 16,000 words.
Modern Canadian poets and authors of fiction have incorporated aspects of First Nation cultures and characters in a range of works. In some cases portraits of First Nation individuals and communities are central to these literary works while in others they are less prominent. What are the similarities and differences between the depictions of First Nation peoples? Are the literary treatments of them reliable? What may we learn about Canadian historical and political realities in Canada, as well as gender roles, from these portrayals? Please submit 200-word abstracts through your new or previous user account by going to https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html and following the links.
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 15, 2022
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022
As a reminder, the BSA New Scholars Program deadline is September 3. If you were contemplating applying, but haven’t yet, we strongly encourage you to do so! CFA: BSA NEW SCHOLARS PROGRAM (DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 3) The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program promotes the work of scholars new to bibliography, broadly defined to include the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of all textual artifacts.
Diverse African literary works portray the experiences of African characters in the United States and other Western nations. Such works include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers, and NoViolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names. What do such portrayals tell us about imagined ideas of Western opportunity and promise? What do these types of narratives reveal about shared and divergent outlooks and lifestyles in African and Western communities? What different kinds of political and gender-based experiences are dramatized in these works, and what are the similarities and differences between the views of such experiences by African and Western characters?