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Illness, Medicine, and Literature: The Significance of Storytelling in Healthcare Settings

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
Reem EL Khalili/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We tend to look at medicine and the arts & humanities as two separate entities unaware that they are similar. Medicine is affiliated with rationality while the arts & humanities are affiliated with emotions. As a result, a number of gaps exist between Medicine and Literature that need to be closed. In this session, I would like to expand upon the practice of storytelling in Healthcare settings and the ways in which it allows for a more patient-centered approach. I would also like to examine our roles as literature, language, and creative writing scholars in bridging the gaps between the two disciplines, attempting to improve the mental health of healthcare professionals through the act of writing, and contributing to a better healthcare system.

CALL FOR PAPER Scholarly unpublished, plagiarism free articles are invited globally for a book with ISBN

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
DALIT LITERATURE/DALIT STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

DALIT LITERATURE/DALIT STUDIES

 

LAST DATE OF ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 15/6/2020

LAST DATE OF FULL PAPER SUBMISSION: 30/6/2020

PAPER LENGTH: 4000-5000 words (approx.) [Author’s short bio and an abstract of approximately 200 words with   5-6 keywords should be attached with the final paper]

DOCUMENTATION: MLA Stylesheet (8th Edition) End Notes in lieu of Foot Notes are preferred

After proper verification, review and editing (if required), acceptance letters will be sent to the contributors within one month.

PUBLICATION TIME: Three Months (approx.)

Crime Fiction and Ecology

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
The Routledge Handbook of Crime Fiction and Ecology
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Discourses of contamination and pollution have long figured in crime writing. Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century, crime fiction has frequently elucidated a correlation between transgressive acts and the topographies in which they occur. Within this, it is the detective’s heightened capacity to interpret material and spatial signs – often through the embracement of new technologies and innovative modes of deciphering the social body – that allows for the containment of deviancy and restoration of order.

Contributors for Latino Literature Encyclopedia for Students

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
Christina Soto van der Plas, University of California Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Hi everyone, I'm currently editing an Encyclopedia of Latino Literature for Students for ABC-Clio with my colleague, Lacie Buckwalter, and I'm looking for some last minute contributors to write the encyclopedia entries for some authors (I am missing only the following entries) that some scholars here might be interested in writing. Please message me at sotovdp@ucr.edu if you are interested and I'll send you more information about the project. Most of the entries are around 1,000-1,500 words, due July 5, 2020The authors/entries are:

SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) 2020, “Transgression and Adaptation in Hispanic Cultures”

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
Elena Lahr-Vivaz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 26, 2020

This panel will explore the many forms of adaptation in Hispanic cultures, offering a comparative dialogue on the multiform products and processes of adaptation within Spain and Spanish America. We encourage contributors to employ interdisciplinary tools and theoretical perspectives that open new conversations on the porousness of cultural edges and the artifacts that sustain and deny them. We welcome paper proposals on topics including studies of texts, genres, contact zones, and analyses of adaptation itself, among others.

 

Afrofuturism and The Black Fantastic

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
Third Stone
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Third Stone, a journal devoted to Afrofuturism and its forms, seeks submissions to build a comprehensive annotated bibliography of source material on the Black fantastic, including traditional print sources (books, magazines, journal articles, newspapers, and reviews) and digital media (audio, video, film, and websites).

History and Technology in Contemporary American Literature

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
Liliana Naydan / NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As Carroll Pursell suggests in Technology in Postwar America, technology enabled America to develop global prominence in the 20th century. And in seems poised to do the same in the 21st. Yet the relationship Americans have with technology is thorny. For instance, Thomas L. Friedman lauds technology, observing that “Globalization 3.0,” a new era in global history that is marked by digital developments, is leveling the playing field (The World is Flat 10).

Conceptualizing the Body: Identity, Intimacy, and Intervention

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
NeMLA 2021 Conference Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Bodies, and representations of bodies, surround our everyday existence. Our bodies, and the bodies around us, are subject to norms that police how a body should look or behave in a given context. Glamorous and desirable bodies draw positive attention and literary and cultural representations reflect this, while deviant bodies are policed and regulated. This panel aims to explore how various bodies are represented in contemporary culture as well as analyze how these representations impact our perceptions of self and world. In a moment where the international political landscape is reliant on the policing and weaponizing of bodies, it is more important than ever before to consider how conceptions of bodies foster these divisions.

Short Fiction: The City Speaks. How Should We Answer? (Special Session)

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

PAMLA 2020 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS: Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020

The 118th Annual PAMLA Conference is being hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel

Reform and Social Justice in 19th-century American Literature

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
Northeast Modern Language Association/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

19th-century America was the site of various reform movements: antislavery, women's rights, education, temperance, penal reform, et al.

Female Power and Subversive Practices in Latin American Women Writing

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel deals with women writers’ intervention in the Latin American political arena during the 20th and 21st centuries. Either by participating in a political party, a feminist organization, or by writing independently, this panel addresses how women writing have opposed, transgressed, and sought changes in the social order of their time. We invite proposals—in English, Spanish, and Portuguese—that reflect on how these subversive practices and ideas circulate and construct a personal and collective subjectivity. Additionally, this panel inquires on the relationship between these women’s writing and both the feminist movement and the wider political / economic context (which in Latin America has been marked by dictatorships and crisis).

ROAM - Representations of Home creative journal

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

As a result of the pandemic, the RHOME 2020 Conference on Dislocation (22-23 October 2020) has been postponed. However, the good news is RHOME will launch the first issue of, its new creative journal, ROAM, later this year.

Now more than ever, in this time of social distancing and confinement, RHOME sees the need to continue its focus on the theme, the experience and the actuality of home, the place and abode that looms so large these days in the lives of everyone on the planet.

Art and Aesthetics in Pandemic Time The Polish Journal of Aesthetics

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:45am
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

Art and Aesthetics in Pandemic Time

The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 61 (2/2021)

Editors:

Ineta Kivle (University of Latvia, Riga)

Dominika Czakon (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

Natalia Anna Michna (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

 

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2020

SSEMWG Call for sponsored panels @ RSA 2021

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:45am
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women & Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women & Gender

Call for Panel Proposals 

Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting

Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 April 2021

 

Women’s Utopic and Dystopic Visions

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:43am
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In Demand the Impossible, Tom Moylan writes, “Utopian writing is, at heart, rooted in the unfulfilled needs and wants of specific classes, groups, and individuals in their unique historical contexts.” Women have long been creating utopic and dystopic visions in literature, history, and politics, sharing their own unfulfilled desires through dreams of better worlds or nightmares of oppressive societies. Texts such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland and Octavia Butler’s The Parable of the Sower present alternative realities that simultaneously critique the author’s present time and place.

Contextualizing Digital Media in the Global Pandemic (Panel)

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:42am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As we (North American academics) think and, moreover, live in the shadow of the global pandemic, the role digital media plays in our no-longer-ordinary lives becomes increasingly salient. During the quarantine, participation in digital lives can be said to be no longer a supplement or replacement for “real life”; instead, it seems to have become its constitutive activity. Nevertheless, this new entanglement between the pandemic and digital media is not devoid of national, political, economic, and linguistic specificities: issues of accessibility, censorship, credibility, and the like cannot be addressed in the abstract. Instead, they only become visible when uses of digital media is contextualized and compared across national and linguistic boundaries.

A Film Like No Other: Political Cinema After Cinema

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:42am
NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association

52nd Annual Convention, March 11-14, 2021, Philadelphia, PA

Theme: Tradition and Innovation, Changing Worlds though the Humanities

 

SEASECS 2021 Call for Session Proposals

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:42am
The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

SEASECS 2021: “Oceans Rise, Empires Fall: Tidal Shifts in the Eighteenth Century”

February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida

Session Proposal Deadline: 6.15.2020

(Individual Papers and Fully-formed Panels Deadline: 10.15.2020)

 

The 47th meeting of The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) will take place February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida, a historically rich, culturally vibrant city also known as a winter getaway for its warm temperatures, tropical scenery, and beautiful shorelines.

Edited Collection "Queer TV China" CFP

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Jamie J. Zhao/Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Call for Contribution Proposals

 

To be considered for the edited volume, Queer TV China

 

Editor:

Dr. Jamie J. Zhao, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

 

ReFocus: The Films of Yim Soon-Rye

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Molly Kim/University of Suwon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Call For Papers: ReFocus: The Films of Yim Soon-Rye

Contact email: Molly Kim (mollyhyokim@gmail.com)

Deadline (abstract): 31 July 2020

Deadline (full manuscript): 15 December 2020

 

Special Issue of American Literature: How Literature Understands Poverty

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Clare Callahan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

This special issue examines the role of literature and criticism in addressing poverty and dispossession. In a 2009 Inside Higher Ed op-ed, Keith Gandal predicted that the economic crisis would lead to literary studies finally putting “poverty near the top of the agenda and the center of the field.” Ten years later, poverty has become a focus of scholarship in the social sciences, particularly geography, anthropology, sociology, and critical legal studies. Yet the topic remains stubbornly marginal to literary studies, even though qualitative social scientific methods have been taken up in the discipline as never before.

NeMLA 2021 Session: Narratives of the Economy in the Global South

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Saronik Bosu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The global COVID-19 crisis, and its economic fallout, have re-established two facts - that the economy is a fictive category, and that its inimitable centrality derives essentially from the power of its narratives. Prior to actual policies of austerity or re-openings of the economy, there exist narratives of weathering storms as character-building or the inalienable connection between economic and individual freedom. These narratives help us imagine the economy as a system; most often it becomes palpable because we have learned to tell stories about its origins, maintenance, purity, precarity, and futures. These stories acquire unique characteristics in the global south, a geopolitical category itself that narrativizes economic agon.

Modernism and the Politics of Contradiction

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Matthew Mersky/ Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Political contradiction is written all over modernism. No other literary historical period seems quite as striven between the static, apolitical or even conservative outlook of its various key figures on the one hand, and the explosive and even revolutionary formal potential on the other. Woolf’s classism, for example, is met by her quasi-revolutionary declaration that “in or about December, 1910, human character changed.” No literary period so vehemently defines itself against mass culture while also expressing unbridled democratic impulses. Joyce’s defense of autonomous art is met by the opposite impulse in Ulysses to forge an aesthetic of the everyday.

Oil & Water: Petroculture

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
NEMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Signs of the prominence of oil as an object of study in the Environmental Humanities abound: the increasing circulation of terms like “Petroculture” and “petrocapital,” the emergence of the Energy Humanities as a sub-field, and the nearly simultaneous publication of recent volumes such as Living Oil (2016); Petrocultures (2017); and Energy Humanities: An Anthology (2017). Scholars in a range of disciplines are working to theorize and bring into focus the myriad economic, environmental, social, and imaginative ramifications of our relationship with—and dependence on—oil.

Stoicism in literature: the power of inner transformation

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Stoicism is an ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of life based on the notion that "happiness," or eudaemonia, is internally generated, and consists in improving one's own character in the service of humanity at large. One of its major exponents was the first century Roman philosopher Epictetus, who has had a consistent influence on western philosophy, religion, and literature, though the theme of Epictetus and literature has been comparatively little explored.

NeMLA 2021 - Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good Roundtable

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for proposals for a roundtable session at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention to be held in Philadelphia, PA, USA March 11 - 14, 2021

Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good - Roundtable

Chair: Mary Ann Tobin, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

Call for book chapters on Marguerite Henry's King of the Wind

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:55pm
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 27, 2020

I invite chapter proposals on Marguerite Henry’s Newbery-winning novel King of the Wind for the first in a series of edited collections about Henry’s individual works, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural, social, philosophical, and material significance of King of the Wind are invited to participate.

While writing my graduate thesis, “Conflicting Views of Culture and Power: The Arab World in Marguerite Henry’s King of the Wind”, Dawn Heinecken also published an article about the absence of scholarship on Henry’s works. These proposed collections therefore seek to increase the scholarship available about Marguerite Henry.

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