52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 11-14, 2021 / Philadelphia, PA
52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 11-14, 2021 / Philadelphia, PA
Investigating the Detective Genre Across Cultures and Mediums
In the age of multi-platform streaming services, online gaming, and mass-market novels, the detective genre continues to be one of the most popular and successful narrative forms. The genre has cultivated an impressive intellectual half-life from its modern origins in the nineteenth century due to its ability to adapt to the needs of new cultures and mediums. From quiet English villages, to interactive space odysseys, to collaborative reimagining of World War II, the socio-cultural-temporal settings change, but what remains is the genre’s ability to smuggle cultural critiques into and through its narrative.
Call for Papers: Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thurday November 12 to Sunday November 15, 2020, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (https://pamla.org/2020/conference-theme-city-god-city-destruction)
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference, November 13-15, 2020. Originally scheduled for Jacksonville, FL, and now will be fully online.
Panel at the South Atlantic Modern Languages Association / SAMLA 92 Conference
This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, filmmakers, and visual artists.
Articles in about 4000(four thousand words) are invited from faculties, academicians, scholars and activists for the inaugural issue of a peer reviewed journal called Social Currents. The issue will feature articles on the Covid-19 pandemic and what this means for a society, culture and nation. Have we learnt new lessons or should we go about doing what we always aspire and do-a technocracy irreverent to human history and its complex interlinking with the environment. While doctors and nurses are at the forefront of the battle against the pandemic, are we somehow ignoring the sanitation workers or such men and women who have been traditionally marginalized and do not figure in our ideas of societal growth?
Unmade Film and Television:
Call for book proposals
Unmade Film and Television is a new book series with Intellect that explores unmade, unseen, and unreleased film and television from across the globe and from all time periods.
The Medial Afterlives of H.P. Lovecraft:
Comic, Film, Podcast, TV, Video Game
Ed. Max José Dreysse Passos de Cavalho & Tim Lanzendörfer
This panel welcomes proposals for papers or projects addressing any aspect of professional sovereignty, authority, or secrecy within or between professions. We invite conversations about the functions or representations of sovereignty, authority, or secrecy within any genre of Literature.
This session will analyze representations of armed conflict in contemporary media, exploring how these representations might influence the popular understanding of global and civil conflict and the way that these representations of conflict might be read as an attempt to change (or maintain) a certain world. We welcome a broad range of papers, particularly aiming for a global perspective on the ethical debate of representing armed conflict in stylized media, as we interrogate how these representations might affect popular imaginations of conflict and how we as researchers might form an analytical approach to representations of conflict.
Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context
Special Issue for Fall 2021: Performing Translation
Call for Papers
The “Performing Translation” special issue of Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context brings together two keywords that have helped shape discourse on transnational cultural studies in the twenty-first century: performance and translation. Both concepts understand culture as fluid, shifting, and constantly on the move. Both are predicated on cultural encounter and exchange. Both performance and translation are iterative acts that challenge the notion of an original.
The Joint Program Committee for the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter and the Texas Music Library Association is accepting proposals for presentations to be given at our 2020 joint fall chapter meeting. The virtual meeting will take place as several sessions between Thursday, September 24 and Saturday, September 26, 2020.We welcome presentations about topics in musicology, music librarianship and related areas, with inclusion for diverse perspectives. Some proposed themes include, but are not limited to:
Intégrité is a scholarly journal published biannually by the Faith and Learning Committee and the Humanities Division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. Published both online (www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Fall 2021) on “Cormac McCarthy and Theology.” Essays may explore the intersection of Christian theology and Cormac McCarthy’s life, creative writing and its literary adaptation. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Christian theology and Cormac McCarthy’s work at faith-based institutions of higher learning.
CfP: Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English
Dr Nick Turner and Dr Nicola Darwood invite essays for an edited collection on the topic of place and space in fiction by interwar women writers in English. Topics may include, but are not restricted to:
Portrayal of the home
Homelessness and displacement
Boundaries and borders
Rural space/use of the pastoral
The seaside, coast and liminal spaces
The relationships of genres (romance, crime, etc) to place and space
CFP — NeMLA 2021 (March 11-14, Philadelphia)
Today, many thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people are crossing borders and building bridges between communities as they fight against injustice and for alternatives to mass incarceration. This volume, edited by a collective of Northeastern Illinois University faculty and students, some either currently or formerly incarcerated, will tell the stories of these justice leaders.
Messengers from the Stars:
On Science Fiction and Fantasy
No. 5, 2020
Edited by: Matthew Hill
Co-edited by: João Félix
Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2020 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:
Utopias, Dystopias, Ecotopias and Heterotopias
Call for papers
Covid and conflict: Local impacts and global questions
Andres F. Rengifo
Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice, NJ, United States
118th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Sahara Las Vegas Hotel
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
*** Given concerns about the COVID-19 virus, organizers will be monitoring the situation as we continue planning for our conference in November.
PAMLA’s Autobiography panel is currently accepting submissions!
In A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism (2016), Eric Hayot and Rebecca L. Walkowitz call for thinking about modernism from a global perspective, in order to recover and examine “local instances of modernism...[with] the traces of world thinking and world imagining that both respond to...global pressures...and anticipate into being the structures of feeling that...shape the world we live in” (8-9).
SAMLA 92: Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts - November 13-15, 2020: Virtual Conference through Accelevents
Scandalous Spaces (Modernist Literature)
Pedagogy Pop Up: a Textshop Experiments special issue
Guest Editors: Mari Ramler (Tennessee Tech University) and Dan Frank (UC Santa Barbara)
Due: July 1, 2020
Spanish in the US: Globalization, Glocalization and New Discourses
CALL FOR PAPERS
Inaugural Conference on Ecological Spiritualities in Spring 2021
The Poetry and Poetics standing session at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) seeks abstract submissions exploring any aspect of poetry and poetics. We are open to paper topics that encompass a wide range of subgenres, time periods, and critical approaches; in particular, we are interested in papers that engage with the PAMLA special conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction."
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.
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.)
Call for Book Chapters for the Edited Collection: Marginalized Women and Work in 20th- and 21st-Century British and American Literature and Media
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.