Submissions invited for the inaugural issue of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies. The Journal is being launched from this year to commemorate the Birth Centenary of legendary English Professor Late P. S. Sastri (Nagpur University). It’ll be published thrice a year and shall cover interdisciplinary research in all forms and genres of literature, art, and culture such as fiction, folklore, film/ theatre, travel writing, popular culture, translation, gender and sexuality studies, ecocriticism, globalization and urban studies, race, ethnicity, subaltern and Dalit studies, and all related areas.
David Mamet in the Twenty-First Century
a special issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL)
Edited by Douglas Bruster and Brice Ezell
Call for Proposals
Finding Home: Migration, Placemaking & Research Creation Symposium
Ryerson University, Toronto
Finding Home: Migration, Placemaking & Research Creation, a 2-day symposium May 22-23 at Ryerson University in Toronto, invites scholars, policy-makers, artists, migrants and other stakeholders to join us in round table discussions, performances, film screenings and workshops. The symposium is the culminating event of a SSHRC-funded 2-year international project examining the concept of home for forced migrants of all identities, using arts-based research.
Call for Papers
Hwa Kang English Journal, Vol. 25 (July 2020)
Painful Pleasure, Pleasurable Pain
Call for Contributions
JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF BRITISH CULTURES ( 2/2022)
Guest Editors: Sarah Schäfer-Althaus and Cornelia Wächter
Supermodels of the World: RuPaul’s Drag Race as International Phenomenon
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium
School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK.
25th September 2020
Since its 2009 debut, RuPaul’s Drag Race has shifted from a niche American reality show anomaly to an award-winning global success. This one day symposium will examine its international reach with versions of the contest created in the UK, Thailand and Canada alongside, titular host, Rupaul having already hinted at further growth when teasingly asking journalists “how many countries are there?”.
This cfp is for a special session at the Modern Language Association's annual convention in Toronto (7-10 Jan 2021)
“Modernism, Empire, and the Environment”
MSA 2020 Brooklyn panel
22-25 October 2020
Abstracts due 3/6/20
In 2016 Oxford Dictionaries named ”Post-truth” as the international word of the year, but as Lee McIntyre argues in his book Post-Truth (MIT, 2018), the concept of post-truth is not a new one, as he cites the vociferous arguments made against the cancer causing effects of cigarettes, the assault on vaccinations, and other significant moments of push-back that have occurred when the facts will out.
However, in the 2010s the omnipresent nature of post-truth arguments has accelerated and is now an omnipresent part of our lives (on international, national, regional, and communal scales).
The theatre, as one might imagine, has noticed and has responded.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Seventh Annual Queens College English Graduate Conference
Conversations in Motion
Conference Date: April 29, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Cristina Pérez Jiménez (Manhattan College)
Submission Deadline: March 10, 2020
GCRR is currently seeking written or visual submissions to be anthologized in a bound publication dedicated to the theme of violence in art (or perhaps the absence of violence in art). We welcome both industry leaders and scholars from the disciplines of art, humanities, design, technology, and education to submit abstracts of their essay that will make a unique contribution to the academic study of violence and art. Abstracts or Proposals are due March 1, 2020.
Final scholarly submissions should be approximately 3000 words, or 500 words and mixed media, that address one of the following:
Resources for American Literary Study, the leading journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for 2020. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom. Due to the nature of the journal, there is no minimum or maximum length for submissions, and we encourage innovative projects and approaches that will serve as resources for the field.
The Age of Innocence at 100
This proposal for a special session panel at the 2021 MLA Convention (Toronto, Jan 7-10) invites 250-word abstracts for critical, theoretical, and comparative explorations of literary works involving bureaucratic subjects, settings, and tropes. Particular emphasis falls on clerk figures and paperwork, analyzed in their poetic and narrative complexities.
Please send your abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15.
Modern Language Association 2021 Convention, Toronto, Canada, 7-10 January 2021
Session Title: The Practice of Persistence at Access-Oriented Institutions
We invite proposals for contributions to an edited collection on cinematic representations of women in works of art, poetry, fiction, theater and criticism of the avant-garde. The popularization of film stars such as Blanche Sweet, Mae Marsh, Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo and Brigitte Helm shaped the cultural imaginary of modernity to such an extent that they influenced the creative activity of artists and writers in the years 1900-1950. Questions centering on feminine stardom will set the background of this collection of essays examining the intersections of vanguardism with popular culture, publicity and performance. How are images of femininity circulated and consumed by the spectators of the cinematic medium?
This special session invites papers examining the problem of time in boredom in 19th-20th century literature, particularly in the context of value and economy of time in relation to boredom. Please send 250 word abstracts and short bios by March 15, 2020
Painful Pleasures: Sado-masochism in Medieval Cultures
Editor, Christopher T. Vaccaro
Call for Papers
Afrofuturisms: Re-imagining Contemporary Blackness in History, Art, Technology, and Culture
CfP Alluvium 7.7 – Special Issue: 'Locating the Centre in Contemporary Literature'
Alluvium is an open access journal featuring short essays of around 2,000 words on key issues and emerging trends in 21st-century writing and criticism. The journal publishes six issues a year, employing a system of post-publication peer-review by the engaged commentariat on the message boards of the journal’s website, enabling vital current ideas to find a rapid readership. (see https://www.alluvium-journal.org/)
Changing Tides and Hemispheric Connections in
Caribbean and Latin American Studies
18th Annual Tri-University CLAS Conference | March 27, 2020
Poems Invited for JUNE 2020 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 37th Issue
The Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Keynote Speakers: Kathi Weeks and Holly Lewis
2-4 April 2020
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Call for Abstracts - EXTENDED
This conference is organized by students in the Humanities PhD Program at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.
Conference Dates: April 24-25, 2020
EXTENDED Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2020
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
18th ANNUAL GRADUATE FORUM CONFERENCE
CALL FOR PAPERS
HUMANITY, HUMANE AND POST-HUMAN
The Age and Ageism Caucus of the National Women's Studies Association is seeking submissions for the 2020 annual NWSA conference. The conference will take place Nov. 12-15 in Minnepolis. This year’s theme is The Poetics, Politics, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms.
This year the call for papers includes no subthemes, but all proposed panels should touch upon the central theme of transnationalism. We seek papers that look at aging as it takes place in a globalized world, with heightened interconnectivity between people, a global economy and new inequalities that come along with it.
The official CfP NWSA states (this is an excerpt):
Dust storms. Flooding. The fear of nuclear fallout. While literary critics associate American authors of the 1930s and 40s with leftist political and economic thought, they often ignore concern in the period’s literature and other cultural works with major environmental crises. In my forthcoming book, The Green Depression: American Ecoliterature of the 1930s and 40s (U of Miss. Press, Oct. 2020), I identify ways that depression-era literature contributed to shifts in conservationist thought during the period that would lay the groundwork for the development of environmental thought in the second half of the 20th century.
CALL FOR PAPERS: *Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures*
Published by the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) at the University of Winnipeg, *Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures* is a scholar-led, interdisciplinary, refereed academic journal whose mandate is to publish research on and to provide a forum for discussion about cultural productions for, by, and about young people.
Our scope is international; while we have a special interest in Canada, we welcome submissions concerning all areas and cultures. The focus of the journal is on the cultural functions and representations of “the child.” This can include, but is not limited to: