How do we build after our foundations have been shaken? How do we create images after the afterimage? When four graduate students came together to plan a conference, we realized that we shared a methodological and utopian vision for our field. We have been trained to dismantle images, methods, and structures, but what we long for is to create, sketch, build, make, affirm and fabulate. We cherish the tactics of critique and deconstruction that came after the foundations, but we now find ourselves reaching for different tools, ones that can help us draw a new blueprint. With “AfterAfter,”wewish to create a venue for scholars who are also interested in generative, affirmative, and speculative methodologies for the study of cinema and media.
Convenience stores and gas stations that serve food exist nationwide, yet the full meal options available to patrons in the US South appears to be something of an anomaly. The menus at these southern roadside establishments look like they could be found at any restaurant, offering items from fried chicken and potato logs to collard greens and cornbread to sausage biscuits and roast beef po-boys. But unlike traditional or fast food restaurants, gas stations and other roadside food providers are sustained by the traveler. For the traveler, roadside or gas station food allows a brief respite and the comfort of hot food while away from home.
CFP Panel - Home-making Today: Interdisciplinary reflections on domestic space, home, and the ancestral homeland in Asia and the Diaspora
Penn State University, Penn State, PA
March 31- April 12023
Send a 250-word abstract and a 150-word bio by November 2, 2022
The Caribbean and The American South: Interrogating Contemporary Literary, Artistic and Cultural Relations
The Saul Bellow Society will host one session at the ALA Annual Conference in Boston, on May 25-28, 2023. Proposals are welcome for paper presentations of 15-20 minutes in length concerning any aspect of Saul Bellow's work or life, including comparisons with other authors.
Roundtable proposed at the 2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”
July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon
On the topic of regional literature, authors Sherrie A. Inness and Diana Royer write, “[W]e find our subjectivities profoundly influenced by our locatedness” (6) – that our personal relationships with land and place are inherently connected to the discourses of socio-cultural conflicts and tensions which emerge from these defined regional spaces. Through the lens of ecohorror, we aim to examine literary and visual representations of regional identity-making as they intersect with (and are informed by) the uncertainties and fears specific to their locality.
The Postwar Area Literature Group invites submissions on the following postwar + contemporary topics for the 2023 American Literature Association Conference, which will be held in Boston, MA from May 25-28, 2023. Please send abstracts by January 15th, 2023 to Jacqueline Foertsch at Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postwar Gothics – Discussions of post-WWII poetry, drama, or prose that draws on the romance/horror tradition are welcome. The uncanny in postwar literature; states of uncertainty or indeterminacy in postwar literature; violence, haunting, or nightmare in postwar literature.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Dialogues with the Dead
Guest Editors: Dr Anna Maria Barry and Dr Fiona Snailham
Dear colleagues and friends,
On behalf of Butler University, which is sponsoring the MELUS 2023 conference in Indianapolis, April 20-23, 2023, we'd like to reach out and invite you to send a proposal for the upcoming conference and announce our extended deadline of November 30th. We encourage individual, panel, and/or roundtable proposals. Please share this CFP with any faculty, grad student, or postdoc colleagues that may have an interest.
The 2023 theme will be “Crossings and Crossroads,” and will also be a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of MELUS.
Call for Papers
The Aesthetics of Rights and Wrongs
University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen 19-22 June 2023
October 5-7, 2023
The University of Gothenburg, Sweden
In Nicomachean Ethics and Politics, Aristotle conceived ethics and politics to be both interrelated and exclusively male endeavors. This notion continued to be influential in the early modern period (c. 1500 – 1800). Yet in recent decades, feminist scholarship has showed that throughout the early modern world numerous women nonetheless discussed, developed, and challenged politics and ethics in profound and often surprising ways.
This two-day interdisciplinary conference calls for a renewed exploration of Modernist discourses to reflect on the plural iterations of the machine – as a myth, cult, and mechanical product – within the context of Modernism and modernity.
Invitation for papers for the “Pulp Fiction” conference
To be held on 31 May‒1 June 2023, the conference treats the relationship between society and culture with a focus on popular/commercial literature—romantic novels, romantic detective fiction, young adult literature, children’s literature, science fiction, fantasy, spy novels, light erotica, historical novels, noir fiction, comics, digital poetry, fan fiction, chick lit, etc. For academic faculty and graduate/post-graduate students interested in literature, books, and popular literature in higher-learning institutions, libraries, educational systems, etc. We invite proposals for lectures or panel sessions.