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Routledge Companion to Working-Class Literature

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:03pm
Ben Clarke, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

I am currently soliciting chapters for the Routledge Companion to Working-Class Literature, which is under contract and scheduled to appear next year. Most of the contributors are already confirmed, so I am looking for essays on particular subjects. These include:


• theories of working-class literature

• pre-industrial literature by workers

• working-class literature in the Global South

• African-American, Asian-American, and Latinx working-class literature

• queer working-class literature

• the future of working-class literature and literary studies


Morality and Anglo-American Modernism

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:02pm
MLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 28, 2022

In the years leading up to the publication of The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot decried what he called the moral cowardice endemic to post-war London, and particularly to its literary circles.  D. H. Lawrence was similarly preoccupied with morality in his literary critical essays, writing, for example, that "Morality in the novel is the trembling instablity of the balance [between opposing forces].  When the novelist puts his thumb in the scale, to pull down the balance to his own predilection, that is immorality."  And, finally, Hemingway once suggested to a group of professors that of all his novels, the best to teach is The Sun Also Rises because, he said, it is a "very moral novel."

Futures of Crime: A hybrid meeting exploring the evolving terrain of crime fiction

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 6:18am
Queen's Univeristy Belfast & the University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast, the Seamus Heaney Centre and the University of Wolverhampton present:

Friday 20 May 2022 



Futures of Crime:

A hybrid meeting exploring the evolving terrain of crime fiction



Dr Charley Barnes (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Dr Charlotte Beyer (University of Gloucestershire, UK)

Sharon Dempsey (Queen’s University Belfast, UK), 

[CFP] "Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature" at PAMLA 2022

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Ray Kyooyung Ra / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Please see the CFP below for details on the special session “Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature” at PAMLA’s — Pacific Coast regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association (MLA) — upcoming Los Angeles conference scheduled for November 11 - 13, 2022. 

Paper proposals are due May 15, 2022 via this page: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18501


Session Title:

Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature

Session Description:

(Deadline Extended) The “Safe Animal” Sensibility - A MLA 2023 Roundtable

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Yea Jung Park and Jiwon Rim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This roundtable panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” Safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.