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.
Arkansas English Journal (AEJ) Call for Manuscripts
Issue Theme: Pandemic Pedagogy
Vol 7.1 (2022)
Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022
Types of Manuscripts
The Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (ACTELA) seeks a variety of submissions based on the issue theme. Submissions must be original, previously unpublished work.
[extended deadline] Diaspora Screen Media Network virtual conference 17/18 March 2022 (Birmingham City University, UK)
Diaspora Cinema and Media: Globalising the Local
This AHRC-funded virtual conference is the culmination of the Diaspora Screen Media Network’s series of successful events. The network has been formed to examine and discuss the exciting new viewing practices in relation to screen media and social networking apps in the field of Black British and British Asian diaspora screen media.
Simon Gaunt’s research interests were remarkably varied: from Romance philology to psychoanalysis, postcolonial studies, and beyond. This panel honors one important part of his legacy: his groundbreaking feminist and queer readings of medieval literature. Two of his monographs stand out in this regard. The influential Gender and Genre in Medieval French Literature (1995)offers a remarkably broad map of the ways whereby different genres—chansons de geste, romance, troubadour lyrics, hagiography, and fabliaux—both construe and trouble notions of masculinity and femininity. Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Literature: Martyrs to Love (2006) is concerned with the interplay of death and desire in courtly texts.
The International Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference is presented by the Women’s Research Center and the BGLTQ+ Student Center at the University of Central Oklahoma with assistance from the UCO chapter of the National Organization for Women. In tandem, these organizations promote engagement with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality issues.
Wooden O Symposium
August 8-10, 2022
Southern Utah University - Utah Shakespeare Festival
Liberalism and Islam in Contemporary Global Literature
Call for Papers
Fandom After #MeToo/#BalanceTonPorc
Bilingual French/English symposium
1 July 2022, The University of Chicago, Paris (France)
Kristina Busse (University of South Alabama)
Alexis Lothian (University of Maryland)
Call for Papers
Volume 66 (3/2022)
Submission deadline EXTENDED: July 31, 2022
Anna Wysowska (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland),
Krzysztof Zanussi (director, screenwriter and professor of cinematic arts)
In considering the Ars Memoriae, Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) envisioned a universe of many worlds, many dimensions. The practice of remembering and forgetting had profound political, intellectual, social, religious and cultural consequences in the medieval and early modern world. Frequently, the past served as a legitimising force, helping to justify the actions of the present or to graph future perspectives. It was therefore vehemently contested, habitually revised and amended, or even exploited. This two-day conference provides an opportunity for scholars to discuss the numerous ways in which memory practices influenced the pre-modern world.
Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:
CFP: Featured Topic in Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature
Disability Representation in Australian Genre Fiction:
Orthodox Approaches and New Directions