The UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization is happy to present their 2022 conference, titled Inter/Dis-connections with Keynote Speaker Professor Wai Chee Dimock (English Department, Yale University, and Center for the Environment, Harvard University). The conference will take place on April 30th, 2022.
FORUM Postgraduate Journal Call for Papers (Issue 33): Exclusion
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For the 33rd issue of FORUM, we ask: what is modern knowledge without a little exclusion?
RUGE EL BOSQUEOPEN CALL FOR POETS IN/OF THE SOUTHERN CONEArgentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and their borderlands
We are in the process of compiling an anthology of ecopoetry which offers an artistic, ecological, and political response to climatic, social, and linguistic changes in the Southern Cone region.
"PROSOPOPOEIA TODAY: POETICS AND POLITICS"
issue 6 (2022)
2i | Journal of Identity and Intermediality Studies
Deadline for submissions of contributions: 15 July
Editors: Amândio Reis (U. Lisbon) and José Bértolo (NOVA U. Lisbon)
Since the introduction of large-scale quarantine and social distancing measures in March 2020, literature conferences have increasingly turned toward examining themes of "emergency" and "crisis." In the midst of this proliferating focus on conditions of catastrophe, however, we might also ask what modes of life, affect, and community formation persist even beyond, alongside, or within crisis. Can we conceive of crisis not as a totalizing event that defines all forms of vitality that exist within its purview, but as a lived environment in which we can discover and facilitate forms of ongoingness that resist the surrounding catastrophes?
UCL's English Journal is seeking reviews of poetry, novels, plays, film adaptations, and critical monographs relating to the theme of unfeeling. Ideally, texts for review should have been published in the last two-three years.
Suggestions for review:
Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings (2020)
Patricia Lockwood’s Nobody is Talking About This (2021)
Xine Yao’s Disaffected (2021)
Tomáš Jirsa’s Disformations: Affects, Media, Literature (2021)
Peter Gizzi, Now It’s Dark (2021)
Extended Deadline - 22nd March
‘Unfeeling’ in relation to literature may evoke thoughts about depictions of cold-hearted characters, or repressive worlds in dystopian literature. It may also evoke the supposedly “emotionless” character of disinterested responses to art and literature, and of data-driven distant reading techniques. Affect and reader-response theories tell us that our feelings matter when we read, but which feelings have historically been prioritised and at whose expense?
Rethinking Teaching and Learning Italian: Cross-institutional Practices
Organizers: Enrica Aurora Cominetti (University of Guelph), Andrea Privitera (St. Jerome’s University – University of Waterloo)
Submissions revisiting "emancipation" (as key term) in global and comparative context: emergence and evolution of the term; political, religious, economic, social, and legal contexts; relation to post/colonialism, feminism, abolitionism, slave trade, desegregation, assimilation, etc. 250-word abstracts and bio.
Notes: This is a guaranteed panel sponsored by the CLCS Global Jewish forum at the MLA. We are hoping to solicit proposals from different areas for this comparative panel. (MLA 2023 will take place in San Francisco, 5-8 January)
Our “Bridges” conferences provide an international venue and opportunity for academics and professionals from various arts- and humanities-related fields the world over to come together, exchange ideas and learn from each other. Please consult our website at www.bridgesacrosscultures.org or click on this link: https://bridgesacrosscultures.org/how-to-submit Submissions will include:
An unprecedented wave of literary prizes were awarded to African writers in the past year. These include awards for Abdulrazakh Gurnah (Nobel), Boubacar Boris Diop (Neustadt), David Diop (Man-Booker), Mohamed Mbougar Sarr (Goncourt) and Damon Galgut (Booker). This roundtable brings together scholars of African literatures and francophone studies to respond to these recent developments and reflect critically on what these awards mean for the field. Potential topics might include situating 2021 against other historical arcs of consecration in African literatures or how this recent wave relates to questions of genre, gender, and language of expression.
Many Ghosts of HamletTheory and Practice in English Studies Journal 11/1 (Spring 2022)
Issue Editor: Anna Mikyšková (Masaryk University)
CALL FOR PAPERS
RECONSIDERING CONSENT AND COERCION
IN GLOBAL MEDIEVAL TEXTS
Post-9/11 interdisciplinary scholarship has considered questions of Islamophobia, Islam’s incompatibility with the democracy, Muslims as either ‘victims’ or ‘perpetrators’, or Muslims responding or adapting to the Muslim demonization in and outside the Muslim world. But there is little to no scholarship on how Islam in everyday life shapes or is shaped by western liberalism in post-9/11 global fiction. To that effect, this panel aims to understand the complicated relationship between liberalism and Islam through contemporary Muslim literature. It also seeks to understand the ways in which contemporary fiction and its depiction of “acceptable” Islam have Orientalized Muslims in a post-9/11 economy.
MLA annual convention--African since 1990 forum-- guaranteed session panel.
Papers invited on types and conditions of work and labor as connected to gender, class, ethnicity, or other social groups and identities in African literatures.
Send 150-word abstracts and CV to email@example.com
Deadline for submissions is March 20, 2022.
Call for Papers: Autotheory: Thinking through Self, Body, Practice (Hybrid Conference)
Deadline for Submissions: *DEADLINE EXTENDED* 28th February 2022
Date: Week of 24th October 2022
Venue: University of Glasgow and online
Call for PapersUCSD Literature Department 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference
University of California, San Diego
Remote, April 29th-30th, 2022
We are editing a Handbook of the Short Story in the World for Brill as part of the series Handbooks of Literary and Cultural Studies, and we are looking for chapters on some specific topics (see below). We are well aware that the chapters are broad in their scope. Some of these chapters should have a comparativist approach that covers several countries. For that reason, we are looking for potential contributors who have expertise in the field to write a synthetical approach to the topic while at the same time being analytical in the discussion of concrete short stories. Ideally a chapter should offer an overview of the topic, and then discuss three or four authors and/ or stories.
CFP: Narrating Dreams: Solution and Dissolution (Due 31 December 2022)
Juliet Flower MacCannell (University of California-Irvine, USA)
Claude Fretz (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
Rose Hsiu-li Juan (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
Convocatoria al vigésimo segundo congreso 2022
Bajar la convocatoria, archivo PDF
La Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura),
la Universidad Nacional de Educación y la Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
convocan a los interesados a participar en el próximo congreso que tendrá lugar del
13-15 de julio de 2022 en Azogues.
LITERATURA, CULTURA Y EDUCACIÓN en la producción cultural ecuatoriana
32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS)
Goethe University Frankfurt, 26-29 May, 2022
Sinan Antoon (Iraq/USA) | Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria) | Blessing Obada (Germany/Nigeria) | Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Kenya) | Michael Rothberg (UCLA) | Arundhati Roy (India)Extended deadline for individual papers and panels: 15 February 2022
Organizer: Mi Jeong Lee
Co-Organizer: Seohyon Jung
The English Graduate Students’ Association (EGSA) solicits proposals for its upcoming Annual Graduate Student Conference. The EGSA invites proposals from graduate students, early career researchers, and established academics working in any discipline, period, or geographical region. The conference will take place bimodally on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of March, both in Ottawa and via Zoom. To present, please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by January 10th, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Philip Jenkins has drawn attention to the emergent “new faces of Christianity”—believers and faith communities from across the Global South that have gained prominence amid declining European and North American religious groups.
“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I took the one most travelled by,” Aunt Lydia sardonically muses in The Testaments. “It was littered with corpses, as such roads are. But as you will have noticed, my own corpse is not among them.” Following the Margaret Atwood Society's 2022 MLA’s panel, "Wilderness (and Other) Tips: Concepts of Survival in Atwood’s Works," the 2023 edition of Margaret Atwood Studies will have the same theme.
Conference: 3-4 March 2022 (online - via Zoom platform)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The Race and Yoga editorial board is currently seeking articles, personal narratives, interviews, book reviews, and creative works for the seventh issue of the journal. For this open theme issue, we are particularly interested in work that addresses the contemporary context and/or explores the connection between the present and the past.
Race and Yoga is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and international academic journal committed to critical examinations of the history, politics, and practice of yoga.
Possible topics may include yoga in relationship to:
● Communities and accountability in the COVID-19 context, including but not limited to:
○ COVID-19 conspiracies