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BAMS equality and diversity questionnaire

Please read the following information before completing the questionnaire. The link to the questionnaire can be found at the bottom of the page.

BAMS is committed to supporting our members and to challenging the various forms of discrimination found within academia and within modernist studies. By filling in this form, you will help us to build an accurate picture of the make-up of our membership and of the modernism community more broadly, and to ensure equality and diversity within the association. The questionnaire is open to BAMS members and to anyone with an interest in BAMS, so you are welcome to complete the questionnaire even if you are not currently a member.

The questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and your answers will be entirely anonymous.

The first part of the form is an equality and diversity questionnaire designed to help us to assess the make-up of our membership and of the modernism community. All questions are optional.

The second part of the form is a short survey asking for your feedback on equality, diversity and inclusion within BAMS. This is designed to enable us to identify issues and to work towards greater equality and diversity within the organisation. We really welcome any comments and feedback that you may provide in this section, but all questions are optional.

Completing this questionnaire is completely voluntary and you are not under any obligation to consent to complete it. Submitting a completed questionnaire is an indication of your consent to participate in the study. You can withdraw at any time prior to submitting your completed questionnaire. Once you have submitted your questionnaire anonymously, your responses cannot be withdrawn as it will not be possible to identify which questionnaire is yours.

We realise that some of you may enter information about prior negative experiences of discrimination or harassment and that this questionnaire may act as a trigger for anyone with any such prior experiences. We are most grateful for your feedback, but request that you avoid providing information on the questionnaire by which individuals or institutions could be identified. As the questionnaire is anonymous, we will not be able to identify you to take direct action or offer support. If you would like to report any such instances or discuss your experiences within BAMS in confidence, please contact us as set out in the BAMS Code of Conduct policy. If required, we will also provide a forum for further discussion and support in relation to issues raised by the questionnaire.

The data collected from the questionnaire will be kept anonymously. All data will be stored securely and will be deleted after a period of 10 years. If you choose to provide any information by which you, other individuals, or institutions could be identified, that information will not be accessible to anyone outside of the BAMS Executive Committee. We will ensure that any such data will not be included in any publications or communications to members that might arise from the questionnaire.

If you have any questions about the questionnaire or would like to discuss equality, diversity and inclusion issues in relation to BAMS, please contact Juliette Taylor-Batty (j.taylor-batty@leedstrinity.ac.uk).

Please click here to begin the questionnaire

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BAMS Executive Steering Committee: call for nominations

The 2022 Election of the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS) Executive Steering Committee

There are no vacant positions on the committee. However, the Committee is in a position to co-opt members if appropriate. We would be delighted to hear from colleagues who might broaden the representation of the BAMS Committee either in terms of discipline (whose primary discipline is not English) or identity.

We currently have two open positions for postgraduate representatives.

Nominations will be accepted up to 14 January 2022, and the online election will take place from 21 January–18 February 2022.

Executive Steering Committee

Nominees for membership of the steering committee will ideally be in academic posts, as members are expected to take a turn in hosting executive meetings and the annual postgraduate training symposium, and to fund their attendance at BAMS events and meetings (financial support is provided for postgraduate representatives only). Members of the steering committee attend two committee meetings a year, organise an annual postgraduate training symposium, operate membership of the association, maintain and develop BAMS’s online presence, support existing modernist programmes and events (such as the several modernism centres and seminars) and generally promote modernist activity in Britain. BAMS especially welcomes nominations from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) members, and we are firm and unflinching in our commitment to a vision of an inclusive and diverse Exec.

Existing committee members are eligible for re-election at the conclusion of their term of office for one further period of three years.

Candidates for the Executive Committee require a nomination from an existing member of BAMS and must themselves be members of the association. Instructions for joining BAMS can be found on the website: https://bams.ac.uk/membership/. The final selection will be made through an online election process open to all BAMS members.

Candidates are asked to submit a brief biography as well as a 250-word proposal outlining their vision for the future of BAMS, their suitability for the role, and their envisaged contribution to the association.

The name of the nominator should be included in the proposal. Applications should be emailed to the BAMS Chair, Claire Warden (C.Warden@lboro.ac.uk) no later than 14 January 2022.

Postgraduate Representatives

Applications for 2 two-year postgraduate representative positions are sought from registered doctoral students in their first or second year of study (or PT equivalent). The elected representatives will join Jennifer Cameron and Emily Bell, who are a year into their own two-year term as PG Reps for BAMS. BAMS especially welcomes applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) postgraduate members, and we are firm and unflinching in our commitment to a vision of an inclusive and diverse Exec.

Responsibilities include attending two Exec meetings a year and participating actively in PG events and workshops organised by the Association (travel expenses paid). Responsibilities shared between the four PG reps include editing The Modernist Review and running BAMS social media. There are also opportunities to launch new initiatives.

Candidates are asked to submit a brief biography as well as a 250-word proposal outlining their vision for the future of BAMS, their suitability for the role, and their envisaged contribution to the association.

Candidates for the Postgraduate Representative positions do not require a nomination from an existing member of BAMS. They must themselves be members of the association. Instructions for joining BAMS can be found on the website: https://bams.ac.uk/membership/ The final selection will be made through an online election process open to all BAMS members.

Applications should be emailed to the BAMS Chair, Claire Warden (C.Warden@lboro.ac.uk) no later than 14 January 2021. If you would like some more information about the roles before applying, please do write to Claire, Jennifer or Emily.

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CfP: Poetry and/as criticism, Maynooth, 21 Mar 2022 (deadline 15 Jan 2022)

One day symposium, Maynooth University, 21st March 2022.

Call for papers

How might we understand the at times fraught, at times generative relationship between poetry and criticism? 

What does it take for poetry to be, as Matthew Arnold proclaimed, “a criticism of life”, or as Audre Lorde insisted, “a vital necessity… toward survival and change?” And what steps must we take to, in the words of Adrienne Rich, “enter an old text from a new critical direction”?

How might epigraphs function as critical measures of the poem which follows? Is there a different rhythm for reading reviews in the same magazine as we encounter poems? How does the poet-critic negotiate the demands of both roles in relation? And what work can poetry criticism do to bring about cultural awareness and even change? 

Our chiasmus takes account of the symbiosis that exists between poetry and criticism, seeking to explore the reciprocity and tensions therein. Poems such as Alexander Pope’s An Essay on Criticism (1711), Anne Carson’s Glass Essay (1994), W.H. Auden’s The Sea and The Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1944), and Vahni Capildeo’s reviews-in-verse in Skin Can Hold (2019) melt the distinctions we usually make between verse and prose, poetry and criticism, into air. Essays such as Sandeep Parmar’s ‘Not a British Subject: Race and Poetry in the UK’ (2015) and ‘Still Not a British Subject: Race and UK Poetry’ point to the work to be done in addressing the structures of whiteness in Anglophone poetry criticism, and “expanding the definition of innovative or avant-garde to account for challenges to the expressive and individual lyric mode posed by poets of colour.”

Whatever the relationship between poetry and criticism, it is one of vital importance, shaping how poems are written and received, canons formed, interrogated, and reformed, and poetic energies unleashed in both verse and prose. 

This one-day symposium on March 21st at Maynooth University, Ireland, seeks to address such questions, and more, bringing together scholars working on poetry, poetics, literary studies, and other relevant areas. We especially welcome work from BAME/BIPOC scholars, poets and writers. 

We are honoured to host Professor Sandeep Parmar and Dr Mary-Jean Chan as our joint plenary speakers.

While we hope this symposium will be in person (abiding by the Covid-19 measurements required by the Government of Ireland, which includes mandatory mask-wearing), we reserve the right to pivot online in the interests of public safety. 

Please send us an abstract along with a brief biography to Dr Karl O’Hanlon and Dr
Catherine Gander at poetryascrit@gmail.com by January 15th 2022.

  • Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:
  • Critical poetic forms (e.g. poetic essays, odes and palinodes, elegies, epistles, parody,
  • burlesque, reviews-in-verse)
  • Public-facing critical cultures (platforms, media, audience)
  • Poetry criticism and race
  • Poetry criticism and gender
  • Poetry criticism and ‘craft’
  • Poetry responding to criticism and vice versa
  • The social function of poetry
  • Reviewing and rhetoric: critical arguments in the ‘poetry wars’
  • Canon formation, occlusion and marginalisation
  • The role of the poet-critic
  • Lyric subjectivity and new lyric studies
  • The roles of various reviewing platforms
  • Literary politics, self-fashioning and critical reputations
  • Prose criticism and style
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New Work in Modernist Studies: programme and registration (Online, 10 December 2021)

About the conference
The eleventh one-day graduate conference on New Work in Modernist Studies will take place online on Friday 10 December 2021, in conjunction with the Modernist Network Cymru (MONC), the London Modernism Seminar, the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies, the Northern Modernism Seminar, the Midlands Modernist Network and the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS).

BAMS is dedicated to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion (please see our Code of Conduct).

Registration

Please complete the registration form. This applies whether you are presenting or simply planning to watch and listen in. We welcome attendees.

Applicants and delegates are encouraged to let us know about any access needs they might have, and if we are able to make adjustments to the application or presentation process, we will endeavour to do so.

Questions about the event should be sent to nwims@bams.ac.uk

Programme

9.30-9.40 Introduction

Professor Claire Warden (BAMS Chair, Loughborough University)

Session 1: Panels 1 & 2

9.45-11.00 – Panel 1

Embodied Modernism

Jonathan McAllister (University of Cambridge), ‘Articulating Movement on the Beckettian Stage’

Julia Heinemann (Leipzig University), ‘ “Where each extrudes beyond the tangible”: Mind and Matter in the Revisionary Metaphysics of Mina Loy’

Annie Williams (Trinity College Dublin), ‘Liquid Modernism: Water, Bodies, Joyce’

Luca Pinelli (University of Bergamo & Université Sorbonne Nouvelle), ‘Intercorporeal Subjectivities between Virginia Woolf’s Essays and Simone de Beauvoir’s Early Philosophy (1927-1949)’

9.45-11.00 – Panel 2

Post-45 Modernisms

Niccolò Amelii (‘G. d’Annunzio’ University of Chieti-Pescara), ‘Modernism and Neomodernism in Italy: interpretative attempts of a suffused legacy’

Isavella Vouza (University of Oxford), ‘Re-Familiarising Defamiliarisation’

Ankit Raj (Government College Gharaunda, Karnal), ‘The Devil with Many Faces: Reading Deviants as Tricksters in Kurt Vonnegut’s Fiction’

Dorka Tamás (University of Exeter), ‘Supernatural Transformations in Sylvia Plath’s Poetry’

11.00 – 11.15:  Coffee Break

Session 2: Panel 3 only

11.15 – 12.30 – Panel 3

Health, Hygiene and Organic Modernism

Dominic Berry (University of Sheffield), ‘The Circadian Rhythm in D. H. Lawrence’s Twilight in Italy

Nicola Dimitriou (University of Sheffield), ‘Distance and Proximity to Nature in D. H. Lawrence’s Twilight in Italy (1916): Psychogeography and the Sick Flâneur’

Rory Hutchings (University of Kent), ‘‘Vermin, not animals’: hygiene, modernism, and the verminous’

Domonique Davies (University of Reading), ‘Ecologies of Sound in Wallace Stevens’s “The Idea of Order at Key West”

12.30 – 1.30:   LUNCH

Session 3: Panels 4 & 5

1.30 – 2.45 – Panel 4

Perception, Subjectivity and Art Objects

Bryony Armstrong (Durham University), ‘Phenomenological Encounters in Rosamond Lehmann’s Dusty Answer

Manon Hakem-Lemaire (City University of New York), ‘The Traveller’s Mirror: Indigenous Tribes and the Modernizing West in D.H. Lawrence’s Mornings in Mexico (1927)’

Anne Grasselli (University of Edinburgh), ‘Wassily Kandinsky in Munich: His Early Engagement with Experimental Psychology from 1896 until 1904’

Aiswarya Jayamohan (University of Edinburgh), ‘E.M. Forster and Aesthetic Misuse’

1.30 – 2.45 – Panel 5

Traumatic Modernities

Skylar Kovacs (Queen’s University, Ontario), ‘Trauma and Resilience in Modernist Women’s Literature’

Galen Bunting (Northeastern University), ‘“The Live, Sane, Vigorous World”: Jacob’s Room as Modernist Anti-War Novel’

Edel Hanley (University College Cork), ‘ “the glory of women”: Nurse Veterans in Women’s First World War Poetry’

Farah Nada (University of Exeter), ‘Traumatic Permafrost: Experience and Congealed Memory in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Death of the Heart

2.45 – 3.00:  Coffee Break

Session 4: Plenary Talk

3.00 – 4.00:  Dr Sophie Oliver in Q&A (Chair: Rod Rosenquist)

Academia from the Inside and the Outside

4.00 – 4.15:  Coffee Break

Session 5: Panels 6 & 7

4.15 – 5.30 – Panel 6

Nation, Language and Transcultural Modernities

Paul Cockburn (Durham University), ‘’all the strange weeds’: cultivation, nativism, and revolution in Edith Wharton’s New York’

Juliette Bretan (University of Cambridge), ‘ “I hope he won’t talk”: Joseph Conrad and Esperanto’

Julia Fernelius (Stockholm University), ‘Lost Heritage: Rural Domesticity and the Question of Reconciliation in Ford Madox Ford’s Last Post

Matthew Mullett (University of East Anglia), ‘Transculturation: The Modernism of Fernando Ortiz’

4.15 – 5.30 – Panel 7

Modernist Poetics

Hannah Voss (Durham University), ‘ ‘‘Lightning out of a clear sky’: annihilation as creative possibility in H.D.’s late work’

James Dunnigan (University of Toronto), ‘Phoebus’ Chief of Police: The Reception of Virgil in the Homage to Sextus Propertius

Dafydd Sinden (Newcastle University), ‘ “ez easy as Pound pound it out”: the fate of Pound’s ideogrammic method in ‘late modernist’ British poetry of the 60s and 70s’

Ester Díaz Morillo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), ‘Of the Awefull Afterlife of Cats: From the Illustrated Book to the Stage’

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CfP: Modernisms revisited, 1922-2022 (deadline 28 Feb 2022)

CFP  

Cadernos de Literatura Comparada, no. 46 (June 2022)

Modernisms Revisited II: 1922-2022

In 2022, we will celebrate the centenary of the Modern Art Week, consensually hailed as a landmark in Brazilian art and literature and as the event that gave rise to Modernism in Brazil. As Alfredo Bosi has noted, the Week was “the meeting point of the various trends that had been taking hold in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro since the First World War and the platform that allowed the consolidation of particular groups”, which, in the following years, would significantly change the direction of the country’s intellectual production.

However, even though the debate around national identity is an essential part of the period, it should not be ignored that Modernism, as a movement of artistic renewal from the first twenty years of the last century, has, in Brazil and in the world, characteristics that predate the Week and cut through it, undergoing new transformations in its wake. Thus, there is still a need to reflect on the beginnings of Brazilian Modernism in light of its relationship, for example, with the European vanguards, or even with other defining events of Modernism, which took place around the same year as the Week.

1922 is, after all, celebrated in the Anglo-American space as the annus mirabilis of Modernist literature, so named for bringing together the publication of three of the most important works in the English language of the last century: The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot; Jacob’s Room, by Virginia Woolf; and Ulysses, by James Joyce, which was published in the same month as the Modern Art Week. In 1924, in France, Yvan Goll and André Breton each published their own Manifeste du Surréalisme, a few months after Oswald de Andrade launched, in Rio de Janeiro, the Manifesto da Poesia Pau-Brasil. In short, as a world movement, there is still a vast field of Modernism to be explored, which can greatly benefit from a comparative perspective.

Thus, this issue invites researchers from diverse areas to submit articles that address the Modernisms of different countries, emphasizing their particularities and their points of contact. Although this issue of the Cadernos de Literatura Comparada celebrates the centenary of the Modern Art Week, we also intend to bring together texts aimed at the comparative study of the most diverse Modernisms, as well as approaches that emphasize their interartistic, intermedial and interdisciplinary character. In this sense, the journal will feature articles that focus on topics like (but not exclusively) the following:

Brazilian Modernism and European Vanguards;
Other compared modernisms;
The Spirit of 22 and its place in the contemporary era;
Modernism and Intermediality: literature, music, painting, cinema, etc;
Genders and sexualities in Modernism(s);
Modernist Manifestos and Literary Magazines.

All articles must be sent, by e-mail, to cadernospreviewjune@gmail.com by February 28, 2022. Submitted articles must comply with the publication rules of the Cadernos de Literatura Comparada available at: https://ilc-cadernos.com/index.php/cadernos/about/submissions

We will consider previously unpublished essays written in the following languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

Issue 46 of the Cadernos is organized by:
Joana Matos Frias (ILCML – FLUL)
João Paulo Guimarães (ILCML – FLUP)
Ivana Schneider (ILCML – FLUP)
Daniel Floquet (ILCML – FLUP)

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CfP: Watch Words: John Furnival and Text (as) Art (EOI ASAP; deadline 31 Jan 2022)

Watch Words: John Furnival and Text (as) Art

Royal College of Art, London, 25 March 2022

Submission deadline 31 January 2022 (expressions of interest asap): johnfurnivalsymposium@gmail.com 

@watchwords22

Supported by the Paul Mellon Foundation

The English text-artist John Furnival (1933-2020), who died last year, made extraordinary contributions to a number of national and international movements at the juncture of text and image. These include Kinetic Art, Mail Art, British Pop Art, Book Art, and the global Concrete Poetry movement. Furnival also worked with, and influenced, a number of important graphic designers and typographers such as Edward Wright. Today, Furnival’s practice continues to excite and inspire, and bears relevance to a number of contemporary critical discourses and paradigms within art theory and history, including new materialisms and conceptions of the post-digital.

Watchwords: John Furnival and Text (as) Art is an interdisciplinary one-day symposium, co-organised by Dr. Natalie Ferris, Lecturer in Post-1945 Literature at the university of Durham and Dr. Greg Thomas, author of Border Blurs: Concrete Poetry in England and Scotland (Liverpool UP, 2019) in collaboration with the Writing MA at the Royal College of Art. The art press Bricks From The Kiln will produce an accompanying special edition of their journal series celebrating Furnival’s life and work and exploring his relevance to British and international art history, featuring creative and critical contributions from symposium participants and contemporary artists and poets.

Our confirmed keynotes are the writer Eley Williams, author of Attrib. and Other Stories, winner of the 2018 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and Professor Stephen Bann, Emeritus Professor of History of Art at the University of Bristol and editor of Concrete Poetry: An International Anthology (1967). We are also delighted to be welcoming textile artist Astrid Furnival, John’s frequent collaborator, and his curator and publisher Bernard Moxham.

Possible topics for papers – which should be rooted in an engagement with John and/or Astrid Furnival’s practice – include but are not limited to:

·         Concrete poetry

·         Mail art

·         Small press practice

·         Kinetic art and constructivism

·         British pop art

·         Typography

·         Collaboration and pedagogy

·         Cut-up and machine poetry

·         Neo-dada and intermedia art

·         Book art

·         Textile and fibre arts

·         Craft as critical practice

·         Subversive stitching

·         Feminist craft

·         Craft and ecology

·         West-country and regional avant-gardes

·         Post-war avant-gardes

·         Text art and new materialisms

·         Post-digital making

·         Communication and media, Marshall McLuhan and after

·         Cybernetics and information theory

·         Social and cultural history of the post-war

·         Sociologies of small press culture

·         Artistic and literary practices – contemporary or historical – informed by the Furnivals’ work

200-word abstracts for 15-20 minute papers should be sent to JohnFurnivalSymposium@gmail.com before 31 January 2022. However, participants are asked to respond with expressions of interest as soon as possible. 

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CfP:  Humour in Times of Confrontations, 1901 to the Present (abstract 31 Dec 2021; chapter 31 Aug 2022)

We’d like to invite humanities scholars to contribute to our edited volume, Humour in Times of Confrontations, 1901 to the Present, to be published in 2022/23 by Routledge in the Humour in Literature and Culture series.

This volume seeks to offer a broad understanding of humour in the 20th and 21st centuries by examining how humour emerges as a reaction to and/or against various dramatic conflicts across the period through the new modes of representation and new technologies that have emerged. Some humour is ageless and other humour dies in the moment. This volume stands out by exploring how the new modes and new technologies produce and share humour, and how they can be said to have changed humour in some way. Each chapter will begin with an overview of one of the confrontations below and move on to provide a case study of how that confrontation contributes to the creation, enjoyment, and sharing of humour via different media. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

1.    The WWI
2.    The Great Depression
3.    The WWII
4.    The cold war between the US and the USSR
5.    The rise and fall of the Berlin Wall
6.    The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China
7.    May 68
8.    The Stonewall riots
9.    The age of postmodernism
10.  Asian financial crisis
11.  9/11 attacks
12.  Climate change and global warming
13.  Black Lives Matter
14.  The Me Too movement
15.  The surge of Trumpism and Brexit
16.  The Covid-19 pandemic

By 31 December 2021, please submit an abstract of 400 words max and a brief bio to the editors Prof Shun-liang Chao (sleon.chao@gmail.com), Dr Alvin Dahn (alvindahn@gmail.com), and Prof Vivienne Westbrook (dr.v.westbrook@kimep.kz). Full-length articles of 6000 to 8000 words will be due on 31 August 2022.

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CfP: Sylvia Plath Across the Century, 11-12 March 2022, online (deadline 20 Dec 2021)

The Sylvia Plath Society is happy to present to you, ‘Sylvia Plath Across the Century’, an online conference, which will take place on 11th-12th March 2022. Next year, we are celebrating Plath’s 90th birthday, while also re-evaluating her role and identities in the twentieth and twenty-first century and her influence across various times, geographies, cultures, and groups. This two-day conference acknowledges the renaissance of Plath studies with the resurfacing archives, auction items, new biographies, and republication of Plath’s works.

We welcome 15-minutes paper presentations from all disciplines, abstracts for roundtables, poster presentations, and other forms of art. Please send a maximum 250 words abstracts with a short, 100 words biographical note to sylviaplathconference2022@gmail.com by 20th December 2021. Topics include, but are not limited to, Plath and…

  • media, digital, virtual revisiting
  • science
  • health and disability
  • social movements
  • spaces and places
  • environment
  • education
  • religion and spirituality
  • Plath’s reception in non-Anglophone countries
  • re-reading race, class, and gender
  • feelings
  • family
  • archives, objects, and auction items
  • creative legacy: writers/artists inspired by Plath

The event is free and is open to the public, but registration will be necessary, for which information will be provided in time. For more information and enquiries, please follow us on Twitter at @Plath_Society or contact us via email at plathsoc@gmail.com.

The Sylvia Plath Society

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CfP: Postgraduate English journal (deadline 19 Nov 2021)

Postgraduate English, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, has been publishing postgraduate research biannually since the year 2000 and is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the world. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

The journal aims to provide a space for postgraduate students and early-career researchers to showcase their work and receive feedback from established academics. While the journal is based in the UK, we seek to cultivate an international range of contributors and judge submissions primarily for strength of argument and fresh insight over a fixed writing style.

We invite postgraduate students and early-career researchers to submit papers of 5000 – 7000 words, or book reviews of 1000 – 2000 words by Friday 19th November 2021, for consideration for the journal’s 43rd edition. 

Papers can be on any theme or area of literary research; we will also consider work with an interdisciplinary focus. Submissions must follow the MHRA Style Guide. If submitting a book review, please contact the editors in advance with details of the book you wish to review.  

Submissions should be sent as an anonymised Word document to the current editors, Hannah Voss and Vicky Penn, at pgeng.submissions@durham.ac.uk. Submissions should also include a cover sheet in a separate document, detailing the author’s name, institutional affiliation, ORCID id if you have one, and a 200 – 300 word abstract that indicates five keywords for indexing. Please note our full guidelines and editorial process on our website: https://community.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate.english/ojs/index.php/pgenglish/about/editorialPolicies.

For queries or further information contact: pgeng.submissions@durham.ac.uk.

We look forward to receiving your submission! 

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CfP: Outside/rs, 1-2 Apr 2022, Brighton/online (deadline 9 Jan 2022)

Outside/rs 2022 is a conference for postgraduate researchers, early career researchers and community parties, that provides a space to explore topics of sex, gender and queerness at the margins. The conference will be a hybrid of in-person, at the University of Brighton, and online sessions.

Example topics of submissions could include:

  • Social marginalisation, disruptive gender identities and dissident sexual cultures
  • Creating safe-spaces and navigating unsafe ones in terms of gender, sex or queerness
  • LGBTQIA+ and Queer political movements or history
  • Gender, family and kinship issues or politics
  • Queer arts, literatures, aesthetics and/or performance
  • New technologies for LGBTQ people: reproductive, non-reproductive and more
  • (Auto- )Biographies and ethnographies within and beyond the gender binary
  • Queer subjectivities, intersubjectivities and phenomenologies
  • Gendered or bodily boundaries, political borders and abolitionist responses
  • Outsides: nomadism, liminality and mobilities

We invite submissions in the form of:

  • Abstracts for complete papers (300 words)
  • Abstracts for panels (panels consist of 3 papers: include 300 words for each abstract and a cover letter)
  • Workshop proposals (400 words describing the topics, structure and aims of the workshop)

Abstracts and proposals should be sent to <outsiders2022@gmail.com> by 9 January 2022. See the conference website for more details. <https://outsiders2022.wordpress.com/academic-submissions&gt;

For all enquiries or to join our mailing list for the conference, please email: outsiders2022@gmail.com