CFP: Special Issue on East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies for Rupkatha (indexed in Scopus, WoS, MLA). This special issue seeks original research focused on the cultures of East and/or Southeast Asia and their associated diasporic communities. This issue is committed to offering a platform to emerging voices; so we would particularly welcome submissions from early and mid-career scholars and advanced graduate students, more so if their work demonstrates an attempt to meaningfully engage with the concerns of the region by foregrounding methods that aim to problematize Eurocentric perspectives.
Submissions are now open for the second issue of The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures. Submissions are due December 1, 2021.
The topic of the second issue is an open one, and any essays on fantasy and fan cultures (broadly construed) will be considered.
You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.
Invites papers and other presentations that use philosophical approaches to engage with any aesthetic and/or cultural phenomena, including but not limited to literature, music, film, art and media; event, identity, time and place. Particular consideration for proposals that focus on the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction.”
Mit allen Augen sieht die Kreatur
das Offene. Nur unsre Augen sind
wie umgekehrt und ganz um sie gestellt
als Fallen, rings um ihren freien Ausgang.
Rilke, Duineser Elegien, Die achte Elegie
How does the category of race allow for new understandings of 20th-century and contemporary psychoanalysis? This panel, sponsored by the MLA’s Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature, seeks to broaden discussion of race’s necessary impact on contemporary understandings of psychoanalysis. We invite work from scholars, theorists, and practitioners addressing topics such as:
Clinical relationships that make race salient for psychoanalysis
Under-recognized BIPOC clinicians and theorists
Antiracism and racism in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic institutions
Dr. Long T. Bui, Associate Professor of Global and International Studies, the University of California at Irvine
Dr. Patricia Pelley, Associate Professor of History, Texas Tech University
Dr. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Professor of English and Asian American Studies, the University of Texas at Austin
Special Guest Speaker
Ms. Callie Wright, Education Director, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
SOCIAL / DISTANCE
2021 Stanford-Berkeley English Graduate Conference
Call for Papers
Saturday, May 1, 2021
The Writers Association of Northern Appalachia (WANA) invites proposals for presentations, workshops, and readings for our upcoming conference to be held September 10-12, 2021 at Oglebay Park and Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia. We welcome submissions from writers living in, from, or writing about the region of northern Appalachia.
Who We Are
MLA 2022 (Washington DC, 6-9 January 2022)
Dickens Society Allied Organization Panel
This panel invites papers that consider the diversity of speech, language, and sound in Dickens, including vocal performances of and in texts; characters’ speech and speech patterns; figurative language, wordplay, and verbal excess; soundscapes. Please submit 300-word proposals and a brief bio to Michelle Allen-Emerson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper proposals are invited for one of several possible panels at the Modernist Studies Association Conference, scheduled to be held in Chicago from November 4-7.
Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). This panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.
This special session seeks to explore scholarly works on images, cultures, identities, and practices that traverse conventionally ‘fixed’ or ‘impermeable’ boundaries. Topics may range widely to include instances of cultural or aesthetic appropriation, mimicry, transmedia narratives, transnational images and identities, and more.
Cultures, societies, and their productions are never static. Whatever subject or topic we as scholars study inevitably becomes mobile, undergoes transformations, and/or turns elusive to its prescribed ontologies.
This issue of ''Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies'' engages with the digital forms of expressions of the self. We invite papers that explore the ways in which, for instance, digital techniques now allow the construction of selves that often rely more on algorithms than any ‘original’ referent. Consider, for example, how algorithms simulate images, voices etc. and have become the basis for facial recognition, biometrics and similar datafication concerning the self. This shift is indicative of what we might term posthuman condition. Along these lines, we are interested in papers that engage with how expressions enhanced by algorithms produce multiple, fractured selves.
How can Victorian and modernist models of negotiating crises inform organizing and political engagement in the present? How might we draw upon our literary historical knowledge as we respond to current conditions? (250-word abstracts)
(This is a guaranteed panel sponsored by the Forum on Victorian and Early 20th C. English for the MLA 2022 Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., January 6-9.)
Columbia University Press today announced a new ongoing scholarly book series in the field of Black studies called Black Lives in the Diaspora: Past / Present / Future, to be published in partnership with Howard University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Columbia University’s African American and African Diaspora Studies Department.