Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism. We are seeking chapters that show how transgender theory can provide novel insights for developing literary theory and conducting literary criticism, as well as chapters that analyze specific literary works that explore transgender identity and experience from the perspectives of a variety of literary theories. A sampling of confirmed contributions follows:
Please consider submitting a manuscript for our special issue, Opening the Ecological Text, in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Humanities. Here is the call for papers and the link where you can submit:
If you’ve been following higher education news this past week, you might have whiplash.
First, due to the recent surge in coronavirus cases, USC announced that it would be moving most of its courses online this fall, reversing its previous plan to welcome students back to campus.
Commenting on Ivy Compton-Burnett’s subtly brutal A House and Its Head (1935), Francine Prose argues that the author’s portrayal of domestic life works to illuminate ‘the fear of being humiliated, bullied, silenced, and ignored, the fear of eternal incarceration in the prison of the family’. Bearing this sense of domestic peril and claustrophobia in mind, it can be argued that portrayals of home and family provide one of the foremost intersections between the twentieth century middlebrow novel and the older literary tradition of the Gothic.
The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held from Thursday, November 12, to Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Strategies for Teaching Climate Change in the First-Year Writing Classroom:
This session investigates the teaching of climate change themes, focusing on the first-year writing classroom. It will invite instructors whose courses have incorporated these themes to share their pedagogical strategies with those who are new to the use of climate change themes or who would like to improve their existing pedagogy.
Materialisms: Reconciliations in the Present Graduate Student Conference
April 9th-10th, 2021
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
Call for Papers
We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the panel Gaming Across Borders: Cross-cultural Analysis of Video Game Play and Narrative, to be held at the 52nd Annual Northeast MLA Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 11-14, 2021. Please contact Ted Harrison with any questions at email@example.com.
We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the panel Identity, Diversity, and Representation in Video Games, to be held at the 52nd Annual Northeast MLA Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 11-14, 2021. Please contact Ted Harrison with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City and Canadian Literature and Authors at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Las Vegas: “City of God, City of Destruction” Nov 12-Nov 15, 2020
Media globalization has transformed the study of Gender Identities and Gender Politics over the past few decades. Such globalization has given rise not only to new research but also to new media forms that explore such Gender Identities. As a result, many gender identities are now more widely visible than they were a decade ago—through both representation in texts and actual, real-life encounters.
CULTURAL INTERTEXTS started in 2014, as a result of a yes, we can kind of attitude. The name of the journal was meant to reflect the multi-layered textuality of the world embedded in cultures and embedding cultures in its turn. The first two issues came out at Casa Cărții de Știință Press in a single volume (1-2/ 2014) of 373 pages, with 23 papers on Literature and Cultural Studies, and 11 dealing with Linguistics and Translation Studies. They had all been presented during the 2014 edition of the annual Doctoral Conference of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania. Six years have passed, and seven more issues have been added to the collection.
Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society
Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza
‘About Love. Well each of us thinks differently’
Letter from Mansfield to Dorothy Brett [20 April 1921]
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.
This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.
“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.
‘An Overflow of Meaning: Reading and Re-Reading Hilary Mantel’
Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, 15-16th October 2021
Call for Papers
Las Vegas, 11/12-15, 2020
Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack, USC
“Rhetoric is a coproductive function of circulation in excess of human intention, which collapses rhetoric and persuasion into the rhetorical, a process of world making that extends relationality into future publics.”
—Byron Hawk, Resounding the Rhetorical (2018)
This panel will explore recent movements in rhetorical theory writ large, either in connection with or apart from composition theory and practice. Special attention will be given to proposals that engage with the conference's theme.
Configurations Special Issue
Call for Papers:
Science, Technology, and Literature During Plagues and Pandemics
In The Parasite, Michel Serres argues that “the parasite intervenes, enters the system as an element of fluctuation. It excites it or incites it; it puts into motion, or it paralyzes.” Throughout the world, COVID-19 continues to interrupt and alter daily life while it simultaneously compels governments to rely on technology and science to combat its spread. Configurations is seeking articles that examine intersections of science, technology, and literature with myriad contemporary and historical contexts relevant to COVID-19.
Navigating Chaos: Living the Apocalyptic Dystopia
Hegel wrote that the only thing we can learn from history is that we learn nothing from history, so I doubt the epidemic will make us any wiser. The only thing that is clear is that the virus will shatter the very foundations of our lives, causing not only an immense amount of suffering but also economic havoc conceivably worse than the Great Recession. There is no return to normal, the new “normal” will have to be constructed on the ruins of our old lives, or we will find ourselves in a new barbarism whose signs are already clearly discernible. (Slovaj Žižek, Pandemic!)
Oxford Literary Review 41:1 - Summer 2021
Derrida and Heidegger
19th-century America was the site of various reform movements: antislavery, women's rights, education, temperance, penal reform, et al.
We are glad to share with you the first CFP for the II International Conference From Manuscript to Digital: World Wide English Literature and World Wide Literatures in English, organized by University of Lincoln, Universidade de Lisboa, and Universidad de Jaén. The conference will be held in Jaén (Spain), 1-3 December / 2020.
From Manuscript to Digital: World Wide English Literature and World Wide Literatures in English
1. (Re)read and (re)interpreted in a global age
2. Facing the new map of Europe
3. In the digital post-modern age
Dragons: A Series of Edited Volumes
deadline for submissions:
Sept 1, 2020
full name / name of organization:
Northwestern State University
I received a great response to the last call for papers regarding the volumes on dragons. As a result, I have been better able to refine and divide results.
Below are the new details for the updated call for papers:
Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics
The impact of COVID-19 and the threat that it poses to future human experiences has been well-documented in news reports during the past few months. However, now that non-human animals are possible carriers and becoming infected, their experiences, while often overlooked, are nevertheless integrated into the worldwide pandemic.
Thus, this collection seeks to balance essays about non-human animals during real-world pandemics, such as the COVID-19 one, with those of their experiences during literary or cinematic ones. The scope of this call for papers is broad and can include topics such as:
After completing four essays (two with a co-author), which are set to be published in different collections, on COVID-19 Internet memes, this edited collection seeks to include novel perspectives in addition to these to be gathered in a meme-focused volume, especially since online practices and behaviors have become the critical forms of expression during the pandemic.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Intellectus invites submissions of research articles, interviews and book reviews that are specifically or broadly related to the focus: "'Floyding' Institutional Racism"
Following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, there are protests, toppling and removal of iconic statues relating to slavery and racism. Despite some acts of reprisals, there seems to be an overwhelming acceptance of the protests and that there is an urgent need for reforms against systemic injustice to black people and/or people of colour. In memory of George Floyd, we refer to the various shows of acceptance as Floyding.
KOME, a Europe-based international Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently accepting submissions for its 2020 and 2021 issues. We would love to hear from our colleagues in Europe and overseas, and read about their current research! We publish pure theoretical and theoretically well-grounded empirical research in the field of Communication, Media and Journalism Studies (Film or Theatre-oriented articles are also welcomed, but not in our main focus).