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“William Gaddis at his Centenary” Special issue of electronic book review (

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 12:20pm
https://electronicbookreview.com/about-ebr/
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

The year between December 29th 2022 and December 29th 2023 would have been the hundredth of William Gaddis’ life. Between 1955, when he published The Recognitions, and 1998, when he died shortly after completing Agapē Agape, Gaddis was notorious for a disproportion between reputation and readership. Being reflexively labelled “difficult,” with his own novels’ wry figurations of characters writing “for a very small audience,” and with a tendency to be categorized (though not always actually read) alongside the increasingly unfashionable “high postmodernists”… all this might have made it hard to envisage his work surviving into the 2000s.

 

 

Strange Heading: Post-Critique and the Medieval Book

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:23am
Sherif Abdelkarim / Modern Language Association LLC Middle English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2023

Recent work like George Edmondson’s The Neighboring Text or Seeta Chaganti’s Strange Footing models close engagement with medieval manuscripts that offers new modes of experiencing literature beyond the historically positivist, empirically material, or hermeneutically suspicious, either by recognizing the limitations of theoretical lenses or by approaching language beyond information. This session asks how looking at the character of the medieval text on the manuscript page–its calligraphy, titles, rubrics, initials, performance cues, polysemy–might allow us to consider anew readers’ encounters, medieval and modern, with that text.

Oceans, Seas and Shorelines in Film (under contract with Routledge)

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:23am
JeongWon Bourdais Park, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China Viv Westbrook, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

We would like to invite humanities and social science scholars to contribute to our edited volume, ‘Oceans Seas and Shorelines in Film’, to be published in 2024/25 by Routledge in the Oceans Seas and Shorelines: a natural and cultural environmental history series.

Film is the most influential of all of the cultural media, combining powerful audio and visual formulas to recreate the world for the purpose of telling a story. It implicitly and explicitly conveys important aspects of real and imagined social change and exchange within a variety of environmental contexts, but the role of the environment and the impact of human agency on the environment has rarely been a focus of critical enquiry. 

Configurations of Sovereignty, Human Rights and Resilience as Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, July 6, 2023 - 1:29am
Bennett University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

The proposed Special Issue of Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture (web of science indexed; https://muse.jhu.edu/journal/720)  aims to examine the everyday existential struggles in societies triggered by the exceptionalism of state-capital nexus. It will analyze the epistemes of violence, structures of rampant coloniality in different manifestations, extraction of lands, bodies, and life that underpin the self-expansionist project of cannibalistic capitalism.