CFP: Dissident Feminisms – Inaugural bell hooks center Symposium (Deadline: 9.15.2022)

Dissident Feminisms CFP

Sponsored by the bell hooks center and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Berea College

June 16th-18th, 2023 Berea College Berea, KY

bell hooks’s life and works engage in feminist thought and action that disrupts hegemonic systems of domination, including the cultural norms that hold these systems in place. She calls this dissident feminism a “talking back,” a “moving from silence into speech,” a “stand[ing] and struggl[ing] side by side [as] a gesture of defiance that heals, that makes new life and new growth possible” (Talking Back 9). Her writings envision feminist theory and praxis as transformational politic and movement–one that demands the provocation and audacity that hooks also represented in her person. Beverly Guy-Sheftall describes the oppositional voice of bell hooks as “loud and unrelenting” in her keynote address for the bell hooks center launch in September 2021. Indeed, hooks’s radical thought and action reimagine feminism as a sociopolitical movement that is “fundamentally anti-racist,” which “has no gender,” and which “is for everybody.”

Dissident Feminisms CFP

hooks’s naming of “imperialist white supremacist, capitalist, patriarchy,” which she later, in conversation with Laverne Cox, revised as “imperialist white supremacist capitalist cis-hetero patriarchy,” pointedly critiques the politics of domination that govern this world. hooks’s ordinary upbringing as a young Black girl in Appalachia, specifically, in the “Kentucky backwoods,” grounds her critique in space and place. It animates her radical interventions and deep commitment to liberatory world-making. While maintaining the connection between a love ethic and critical consciousness, hooks calls on us to cultivate visionary spaces, beloved communities, outlaw cultures, and radical undercommons in which oppositional worldviews are rooted in the experiential.

In honor and celebration of her life, works, and legacy, the Inaugural bell hooks Symposium at the bell hooks center at Berea College holds collective space for continued engagement with dissident feminisms. This symposium encourages theory, praxis, poetics, and aesthetics that move hooks’s interventions into the present moment while challenging the co-optation and de-politicization of her work.

Please see the PDF for additional information and how to submit proposals:

Reminder: Call for Proposals “Bearing Untold Stories” Symposium (Hybrid Event) – Deadline Today, April 1st

A reminder that the deadline for proposals for the “Bearing Untold Stories” symposium at Lancaster University is 1st April.

The symposium will showcase scholarship on the lives and works of women recovered from any time-period, and will also feature creative work that celebrates the lives of forgotten women in the form of visual art, music and creative writing. It is open to academics, independent researchers and university students (both undergraduate and postgraduate).

It will now be a hybrid event. 

The CFP is below and attached.

Best wishes,

Azelina Flint

Call for papers: Bearing Untold Stories Symposium, 31st May 2022

“There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you”. So wrote Zora Neale Hurston in her 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, a story of the untold lives of three generations of African American women.   

Responding to the growing movement to decolonise the curriculum, this event will endeavour to “allow space to what would otherwise be hidden, crossed out, mutilated” (Meena Alexander) by promoting the untold stories and forgotten works of female practitioners whose contributions to influential creative and cultural movements have been obscured on account of their race, sexuality, economic background, or disability, as well as their gender. 

Participants are invited to give 15–20-minute presentations on the lives and works of women they have recovered in creative non-fiction, life-writing and biographical projects; the forgotten women they have encountered in art history, history, music, and literary studies, and to share their commemorative acts of storytelling in written and visual media, curation, and syllabi design.   

Proposals on female civil rights activists, the forgotten women of foundational artistic and cultural circles, women who have been overshadowed by male relatives, and women who have intervened in male artistic traditions, especially iconography, are particularly welcome.   

This event is open to creative practitioners, researchers, and students of all levels, who are committed to sharing the untold stories of forgotten women whose lives bear testament to the important contributions of marginalised communities both to history, and the world as we know it today.   

Please send 300 word abstracts and a 100-200 word bio to Dr Azelina Flint at: bearinguntoldstories@gmail.com. The deadline for proposals is 1st April 

Call for Conference Reviewers – Early American Literature

Early American Literature seeks conference reviewers for the following conferences.  Conference reviews cover panels relevant to EAL’s readership, encompassing the overall range of the event and addressing key themes of particular interest to the reviewer. Conference reviews are generally 1500-2000 words in length, but they can be longer or shorter depending on the scope of the event.

We welcome reviewers at all ranks who study early American literature and encourage recommendations for other conferences with an early American literature presence.  We welcome reviewers for conferences, even if the event will be held virtually.EAL also welcomes proposals for digital conferences, symposia, and/or panel series.  If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Katy Chiles at kchiles1@utk.edu.  Please include the conference you’d like to review and a brief description (50 words) of your scholarly interests.

2022

Collecting, Curating, and Consuming American Popular Graphic Arts Yesterday and Today.  Library Company of Philadelphia, March 2022

The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), March 2022

C19: The Society of Nineteenth Century Americanists Seventh Biennial Conference, March 2022

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), Regional gatherings, March-June 2022

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, March 2022

Pursuing Wellness: Medicine and Healing in New England, Historic Deerfield, Inc. and the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College, March 2022

The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS), April 202

SEA Seminar Series: Early American Studies Scholarship Beyond The Book; Friday, April 15

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), April 2022

Organization of American Historians (OAH), April 2022

The Fifth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference, April 2022

“New Worlds, Old Worlds, Lost Worlds: Picturing Prehistory in American Art and Visual Culture,” Institut national d’histoire de l’art. The conference is organized by Jonathan Dentler, Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow, and by the Université Paris Nanterre (HAR) and the Université de Paris (LARCA). April 2022.

“Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters in Time and Place,” University of Waterloo, May 2022

BrANCA 5th Biennial Symposium: Opening Up; King’s College London and online, Friday 13th – Saturday 14th May 2022

Research Society for American Periodicals, May 2022

Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society, May 2022

American Literature Association, May 2022

Bearing Untold Stories Symposium, Lancaster University, May 2022

“Open Data: Reuse, Redistribution, and Risk,” American Philosophical Society, June 2022

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), June 2022

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OIEAHC), June 2022

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), July 2022

Fifth International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies, September 2022

Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory, September 2022

American Studies Association (ASA), October 2022

British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (BrANCA), December 2022

Virtual Event(s): Recovery Hub for American Women Writers – April 6th and May 4th

Thanks to all who joined us for our first Recovery Hub tech hour! Based on that conversation, we’ve developed a schedule of themed tech hours for the Spring 2022 semester. These tech hours will be led by Recovery Hub team members and explore different dimensions of digital recovery. While these have guiding themes and will sometimes include brief presentations, the format is still informal, and we encourage you to bring your thoughts, questions, and projects to discuss!

To receive the Zoom link, please visit this page here to register.

  • “Doing Feminist DH”
    Margaret Smith (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
    April 6, 3:30 PM (Central)

  • “DH in the Classroom”
    Kristen Lillvis (St. Catherine’s University) and Etta Madden (Missouri State University)
    May 4, 3:30 PM (Central)

Job Posting: Coordinator of Special Collections and Digital Humanities – University of Delaware (4.17.2022)

The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a Coordinator of Special Collections and Digital Humanities. We seek a scholar in the humanities who will take a lead role in partnering with Library, Museums and Press staff, University faculty and community partners to foster the use of Library and Museum collections for digital humanities projects, both in and beyond the classroom.

Full position description is available here:

University of Delaware compensation information is available here:

https://www.udel.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/compensation/salary-structure/

Applications close April 17, 2022

Virtual Event: : Let’s Talk Books at NMU featuring Melissa Homestead, Friday, 3.18.2022, 1:00 pm Eastern time

Colleagues,

The next of my monthly webinars, Let’s Talk Books at NMU, will feature Melissa Homestead discussing her recent book, The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis. 

The webinar will be Friday, March 18 at 1:00 Eastern time. I’d love it if you could join us. The registration link is below.

Lynn Domina

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Mar 18, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Let’s Talk Books at NMU – Melissa Homestead

Please register:
https://nmu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Rp0DfO6vR6GLA8u22e4cYg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

CFP: Wharton and Ecology, Special Issue of the Edith Wharton Review (Deadline: 9.15.2022 for completed essays)

Wharton and Ecology

Special Issue of the Edith Wharton Review

Call for Papers

Guest editors Melanie Dawson and Jennifer Haytock seek contributions for a special issue of the Edith Wharton Review focusing on “Wharton and Ecology.” Essays may cover any aspect of Wharton’s writing about the natural world, gardening, surrounding environmental contexts/histories, deep time, animal nature(s), healthy and unhealthy ecosystems, and travel to and within specific environmental systems. “Ecologies” may also encompass systems and networks that include but also extend beyond the natural world. We welcome attention to all aspects of Wharton’s work (fiction, poetry, travel writing, plays, letters, gardens).

Essays are due by September 15, 2022 for publication in spring 2023. Essays should be between 20 and 30 pages long, including notes and Works Cited, in accordance with MLA guidelines. We welcome inquiries at mvdaws@wm.edu and jhaytock@brockport.edu.

SSAWW Reads: Chats with Authors about Their New Books – TOMORROW – March 8, 2022, 6:00 pm EST (Virtual Event)

Please register in advance for this meeting, and the Zoom link will be emailed to you:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcOygqTMuGdYA3tkfxt5LlaipQVIRvaRu

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers announces the inaugural event in our series SSAWW Reads: Chats with Authors about Their New Books, featuring Jennifer Putzi and Claudia Stokes talking with Arielle Zibrak about two new titles, focusing on what they can tell us about 19th century women writers.

For decades, critics have insisted that great writers are original, independent, and trail-blazing. But are they? Join Jennifer Putzi and Claudia Stokes in conversation with Arielle Zibrak as they reevaluate this idea and discuss their new books about the importance of convention, imitation, homage, and tradition in nineteenth-century American literature. 

Jennifer Putzi, Professor of English and Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies at William & Mary, has written or edited five books. She is currently working on an edition of the 1868 diary of Frances Rollin Whipper. She’ll be discussing Fair Copy: Relational Poetics and Antebellum American Women’s Poetry (2021). 

Claudia Stokes, Professor of English at Trinity U. in San Antonio, is the author of The Altar at Home: Sentimental Literature and Nineteenth-Century American and other works. She and Elizabeth Duquette co-edited Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s The Gates Ajar. She is currently editing Harriet Beecher Stowe’s religious writings. She’ll be discussing Old Style: Unoriginality and Its Uses in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature (2021).

Arielle Zibrak is the author of Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures (NYU Press, 2021) and the editor of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence: New Centenary Essays (Bloomsbury, 2019).

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcOygqTMuGdYA3tkfxt5LlaipQVIRvaRu

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Announcements will be forthcoming on how to suggest other pairings of new books for SSAWW Reads: Chats with Authors about Their New Books – please hold any proposals until then.

Virtual Event(s): Recovery Hub for American Women Writers – March 16th, April 6th, and May 4th

Thanks to all who joined us for our first Recovery Hub tech hour! Based on that conversation, we’ve developed a schedule of themed tech hours for the Spring 2022 semester. These tech hours will be led by Recovery Hub team members and explore different dimensions of digital recovery. While these have guiding themes and will sometimes include brief presentations, the format is still informal, and we encourage you to bring your thoughts, questions, and projects to discuss!

To receive the Zoom link, please visit this page here to register.

  • “Starting a Digital Recovery Project: Writing a Project Charter”
    Ashley Reed (Virginia Tech)
    March 16, 3:30 PM (Central)

  • “Doing Feminist DH”
    Margaret Smith (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
    April 6, 3:30 PM (Central)

  • “DH in the Classroom”
    Kristen Lillvis (St. Catherine’s University) and Etta Madden (Missouri State University)
    May 4, 3:30 PM (Central)