It is not difficult to view our current historical period as a time of crisis, of a deep dissolution of humanity in the widespread colonial domination of social and environmental landscapes.
“Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism,” writes Walidah Imarisha, “we are engaging in speculative fiction. All organizing is science fiction.” This panel seeks to bring together critics probing historical, present, and possible future relationships between speculative fiction and social justice. The emergent concept of “visionary fiction,” developed by Imarisha and adrienne maree brown, articulates radical and generative connections between speculation and social movement work.
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for a teaching roundtable at the 2023 American Literature Association conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 25–28, 2023.
The roundtable on “Teaching Kate Chopin,” seeks short (seven- to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.
Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a 200- to 300-word abstract.
Call for Papers: Small Screen Supers: Essays on Superhero Television
As superhero films have proliferated, so too has superhero television. But as scholarship on superhero films has similarly proliferated, scholarship on superhero television has not. When superhero television is discussed by scholars, it is often as an offshoot of filmic franchises rather than as a phenomenon in its own right, with its own histories and contexts of production, its own approaches to adaptation, and its own dynamics of reception.
Stony Brook University
35th Annual English Graduate Conference
February 17th, 2023
“Pay(ing) Attention: Narratives of Notoriety and Fame”
“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”― Mary Oliver, “Yes! No!”
“While fame impedes and constricts, obscurity wraps about a man like a mist” —Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography
CALL FOR PAPERS: American Studies Association (ASA)
In-person, Le Centre Sheraton,
Montreal, Canada, Nov 2nd-5th, 2023
Session Title: “Black Feminist Intimacies at the Limits of Legibility”
Session Organizer: Dr. Carmel Ohman, Brandeis University
Due Date: Please send 200-word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2023
Faculty of Foreign Languages is pleased to inform you that due to increased interest we have extended the abstract submission deadline and shall be able to accept abstracts until 15 March 2023.
Call for Papers
The Iranian Yearbook of Phenomenology2024
Phenomenology: The Basic Concepts
International Conference on "Exile"
(Online and in-person)
2-4 May 2023
Faculty of Arts and Humanities - Sousse, Tunisia
Exile as a broad term denotes a force of (un)voluntary escape from one’s land to a foreign space, and it connotes a sense of estrangement and nostalgia. Exile in literature, culture studies and linguistics is more problematized, as it takes different forms and orientations. Indeed, Exile negotiates complex issues related to historical events that have marked human existence such as the Industrial Revolution, the two world wars etc…
New technologies have often been viewed with strong skepticism for instance the advent of photography transformed painting, the introduction of vehicles substituted horse-carriages and the emergence of cinema replaced books. Plato’s horror over the destruction of ‘memory’ with the invention of ‘writing’ is perhaps synonymous to the inherent connection between ‘literature’ and ‘film’. In the preface of The Nigger of the Narcissus, Conrad states, “My task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel-it is, before all, to make you see” (1897). Griffith declares that the task of a filmmaker is the same as the novelist’s, to make people see through cinema.
Our conference theme: Solidarity With/In the Community
We are currently in a period of greater divides and contestation within our society, especially when it comes to those who exist in queer, marginal or dissident relations to normativity in its various guises.
This feeling of division and the fight for solidarity both inside and outside our communities is a common experience for queer, trans or LGBTQIA+ people, as well as BIPOC communities, disabled and neurodiverse people, working class and colonised populations, and others still.
Literary theory has contributed towards the recovery of marginalised narratives and discourses in literature during the last three decades. The word, ‘minor’ has acquired a resonance of its own in the context of ‘national’ literature which tends to be part of a ‘great tradition’. Against such a background, the recovery of diverse indigenous traditions has become an important task of comparative studies of literature. Nations emerged as ‘imagined’ communities. However, nation-states were not ‘imagined’ in the crucible of prolonged struggles of anti-colonial resistance in Asia, Africa and Latin America, but were born of the political exigencies of imperial powers.
Feminist Afterlives of Colonialism is a two-day, interdisciplinary conference on the topic of critical feminist approaches to the coloniality of gender that will be held at the University of Oregon on May 12th - 13th, 2023.
Since the dawn of the Cold War, U.S. popular culture has been saturated with narratives that pit a morally-righteous United States against a sinister, duplicitous Russia–a binary foundational to postwar American Studies. In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine–and the attacks on democracy and human rights that it entails–the image of a menacing Russian presence is once again salient. Rather than redeploying a Cold War logic designed to disavow the sordid histories of the United States, this panel asks how we might approach the intertwined histories of Russia and the U.S. as a way of strengthening our critique of the oppression and exploitation perpetuated by both nations.
Call for chapters: Cyber feminism and Gender Violence in Social Media
Editor: Deepanjali Mishra
Call for Chapters:
Proposal Submission deadline: February 13, 2023
Full Chapters Due: June 14, 2023
Feminism has always fought for asserting women’s rights and bringing out their needs and
justifies their struggle in order to be considered at par with their male counterparts. One of
their objectives was to bring down the atrocities faced by women due to the rigid norms