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Strange Temporalities: Gender, Time, and the Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Studies in the Novel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Studies in the Novel seeks submissions for a special issue guest-edited by Angela Du (University of Toronto) and Tara MacDonald (University of Idaho) to be published winter 2023.

Keywords: gender and sexuality, feminist/queer/trans approaches, the novel, time and temporality, narrative theory

50th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2022

February 20-21 (Virtual) – 23-25 2023

 

Featuring Keynotes by Merve Emre & Frenando Operé

MORE KEYNOTES TO COME!

 

Societies in Residence at the LCLC include E. E. Cummings Society, Durrell Society, T. S. Eliot Society, Iris Murdoch Society, International Harold Pinter Society & International Virginia Woolf Society

 

"Minimalisms Now: Race, Affect, and Aesthetics"

updated: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 8:44am
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 24, 2022

Less is more. Unclutter the mind. Spark joy. More than a generation has passed since Columbia University’s 1988 Summer Writers’ Festival brought together a roundtable for “Throwing Dirt on the Grave of Minimalism,” but it seems minimalisms are alive and well both in aesthetics and in lifestyles in the twenty-first century. What are the forms, styles, and genres of minimalism today? What is their relation to the heyday of minimalist sculpture, music, literature, and architecture in the 1960s through 1980s? Who are the practitioners of minimalism, and how are various minimalisms gendered, racialized, sexualized, and classed? And under what social, political, and economic conditions are these practitioners drawn to minimalism now?

Haunted House Comedies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Murray Leeder
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Haunted houses are horrific locations, but they are funny places too. Buster Keaton found his way into a haunted house (The Haunted House (1921)); so did Harold Lloyd (Haunted Spooks (1920)). Bob Hope stumbled into several, as did comedy troupes like Our Gang and the Bowery Boys. Haunted houses turn up again and again in classic animation, as in Lonesome Ghosts (1937). More recently, filmmakers like the Wayans brothers and Tyler Perry have contributed to the haunted house comedy. Our collection hopes to excavate and understand this neglected strand, exploring some of the foundational connections between horror and comedy around the theme of haunted house.

NeMLA 2023: Beyond Apocalypse: Rethinking Genres of Climate Change

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In the documentary This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein describes the limits of depicting climate change as the inevitable result of human nature driven by greed and competition. As Klein argues, this story of climate change diminishes social agency, promotes powerlessness, and displaces solutions beyond the repetition of the status quo. Several years later, capitalist realism and apocalypse remain primary modes through which climate futures are envisioned in news media, film, television, and literature.

Practices in Comparative Medievalism

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 4:34am
Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 19, 2022

This one-day conference, organised by the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), invites you to share your research ideas and results in practices of comparative medievalism in arts and culture. We therefore invite contributions of papers that analyse cultural representations of the Middle Ages from the Early Modern period until the present.

“Let me walk to the edge of genre ” Ben Lerner’s Poetry, Fiction, criticism and artistic collaborations June 28 - July 1 2023 Paris, France

updated: 
Monday, July 4, 2022 - 4:05am
Cergy Paris/ Université de Paris Cité / University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 5, 2022

 

 “Let me walk to the edge of genre[1]

     Ben Lerner’s Poetry, Fiction, criticism and artistic collaborations

June 28  - July 1 2023

Paris, France

 

 

Guest of Honor: Ben Lerner

 

Keynote speakers:

Mary K. Holland, State University of New York, New Paltz, USA

Refugees and Cultures of Resilience

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Resilience is the ability of the human mind and/or body to respond to adverse circumstances, tragedy, trauma, or any other intimidation to emotional and/or physical integrity and its impacts. It is an individual’s retort to any encroachment on one’s self, and establish self- legitimacy in a hostile environment. But is this power of resilience displayed with homogeneity or heterogeneity among and/or across culturally diverse and rich groups? As a context and culture-specific response, resilience is demonstrated in negotiation with factors, such as spatial, sociocultural, and political. Hence, its study is problematized when it is read as a homogeneous response to adversity by individuals from varied backgrounds.

Memory in a Digital Age

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:52pm
Centre for Memory Studies, IIT Madras
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 3, 2022

Centre for Memory Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
International Conference in Memory Studies

Memory in a Digital Age 
23-25 August 2022