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Edward Long in the Twenty-First Century Caribbean

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:49pm
ASECS (American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 24, 2022

Following a ceremony (winter 2021) in which Barbados officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Jamaica. They were met with protestors calling for apologies and reparations from the British Crown. At least five other former British colonies besides Jamaica, including Belize, the Bahamas, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis have also indicated a desire to sever direct relationships with the British Monarchy. Considering 2023 marks the 210th anniversary of Edward Long’s death, the author of the famous three-volume History of Jamaica (1774), how might we read Long’s illustrated book when the British Caribbean seems less British?

Play and Playthings in South Asian Children’s Literature

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:49pm
Titas Bose
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Children’s literature and material cultures of childhood have always enjoyed a long-standing relationship. In Anglocentric contexts, it is well studied how toymakers and children’s book editors worked hand-in-hand during the “Golden age of children’s literature” to construct a joint children’s market for books and toys (Masaki 2016; Field 2019). However, even though playing, with its various aesthetic, pedagogic, material and cultural meanings, constitutes an important element of South Asian children’s book cultures as well, this phenomenon has remained rather understudied in the academy. 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:48pm
MELOW: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

FOR PUBLICATION IN MEJO (MELOW Journal) 2022

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

 

Multispecies Entanglements in Literatures of the Global South: ACLA 2023

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:47pm
Thakshala Tissera/University of Massachusetts Amherst and Sreyashi Ray/University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This panel aims to bring together the theoretical, methodological and political concerns of literary animal studies and postcolonial studies. As theoretical frameworks, the intersection of the two is not always free of contention. For instance, certain seminal postcolonial texts such as Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth have been noted to affirm a strongly humanist position in advancing the political project of reclaiming the humanity of the racialized, colonized subject. Nevertheless, the last decade has seen the growth of a significant body of work in literary studies and other disciplines that considers multispecies entanglements from postcolonial perspectives.

Mystery / Detective Fiction Area, SWPACA--DEADLINE EXTENDED!

updated: 
Sunday, November 6, 2022 - 10:04am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 14, 2022

Call for Papers--DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

EXTENDED Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2022

Disability Studies Area, SWPACA--DEADLINE EXTENDED!

updated: 
Sunday, November 6, 2022 - 10:04am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 14, 2022

Call for Papers--DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Disability Studies Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

EXTENDED Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2022

Caribbean Literature, Art, and Environmental Activism

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:46pm
Journal of West Indian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Writers, filmmakers, musicians, and other arts performers have taken a leading role in protesting governmental failure and corporate responsibility for environmental destruction and disaster across the Caribbean. In the 2000s, Caribbean writers, filmmakers, visual and other artists have spoken truth to power in Puerto Rico and Dominica after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, in the struggle to preserve Jamaica’s Cockpit country from bauxite mining, and against extractive industries, tourism, and other environmentally destructive forms of development. In fact, writers and artists have been documenting, illuminating, and protesting environmental destruction since Caribbean cultural traditions emerged.

 

ACLA 2023: Theories and Practices of Empathy Across the World

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 10:25am
Saumya Lal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This seminar explores conceptions of empathy in various philosophical, cultural, and linguistic traditions across the world. The English word “empathy,” adapted from the German einfühlung and closely associated with the older term sympathy, is notoriously slippery. Scholars have identified various affective-cognitive processes that empathy connotes, including imagining oneself in others’ situations, comprehending others’ perspectives, feeling what others feels, feeling affected by others’ experiences, and caring for others. Investigating the premises and implications of these empathic processes, scholars have shown that attending to nuanced differences between notions of empathy enhances our understanding of its possibilities and limitations.

Spatial Innovations in Rhetoric and Writing

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:46pm
Eric Detweiler and Nate Kreuter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

CFP: Spatial Innovations in Rhetoric and Writing (edited collection)

 

The Plays of Lucas Hnath

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:45pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

 

The Comparative Drama Conference will be hosting Lucas Hnath as our keynote speaker on March 31st, 2023.

 

We welcome abstracts that address the plays and theatre of Lucas Hnath.

 

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

Revisiting the classics: Ibsen vs. Hnath's Nora and Helmer.

Staging real people: From the Clintons to the Disneys to Dana H. (his mother)

Hnath's disruption of the theatrical space

Hnath's use of language

Hnath's use of violence

Hnath's place amidst and comparison to his contemporaries  

 

Hotel Cosmopolitan (ACLA Chicago Seminar—March 16th-19th)

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:45pm
Ethan King and Robert Brazeau/ American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This panel brings together diverse readings of the hotel as a peculiarly evocative transfer point in narratives of modernity and postmodernity. It examines the uncanny power of the hotel to symbolize many of the key attributes of modern and contemporary writing, cinema, art, and, indeed, subjectivity: freedom, mobility, anonymity, alienation, limitless self-recreation (to name a few).

Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction [UPDATE]

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 10:08am
Randy Laist
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

We are soliciting chapters for a forthcoming book, Figures of Freedom in Anthropocene Fiction, a collection of essays examining how American literary, filmic, and televisual narratives have represented and reimagined themes of personal and political agency within the context of 21st-century aspirations and anxieties.

Reading Literary Institutions around 1900

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:39am
American Comparative Literature Association 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

To confront literary institutions means to confront paradoxes at every level. Institutionalization is the enemy of “real” literature and art, avant-gardists and critical theorists will tell you. Institutions standardize, constrain, and exclude while they assign value and invite critique. Conversely, there is no literature without institutionalization: it is only through institutional frameworks that we can communicate about literature as an observable phenomenon at all. And often, the fiercest critics of institutions are in turn the savviest institution-builders.

BrexLit: Writing the British Border in Times of Crisis

updated: 
Friday, October 21, 2022 - 12:58am
University of Santiago de Compostela
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

6th and 7th July 2023

University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

 

Invited Speakers: 

Kristian Shaw (University of Lincoln) 

Vedrana Velickovic (University of Brighton) 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

 

 

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