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Studies in Old Norse-Icelandic Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:42pm
Daniel C. Najork
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Despite the fact that, as Jonas Wellendorf has recently pointed out, “students of Old Norse literature and literary culture have long been aware that hagiographical and ecclesiastical literature has a longer written history in the North than the native saga genres,” (The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas, 48)there is still, generally, an imbalance in the critical studies of Old Norse-Icelandic hagiography in comparison to studies of the konungasögur and Íslendigasögur.

Octavia Butler and Afrofuturism Edited Collection

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:42pm
Lilith Acadia, Ji Hyun Lee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Seeking final submissions for Octavia Butler’s Afrofuturistic Visions: Reframing Identity, Culture, and History. This edited collection is under contract with Lexington Books and slated for publication in 2020.

 

Queer Eccentricity

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:42pm
C19--The Society of Nineteenth Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019

CFP: C19 - - Queer Eccentricity in the Long Nineteenth Century - - 

 

Queer Eccentricity in the Long Nineteenth Century

 

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:41pm
University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

The University of Wolverhampton, UK

                                                                            Saturday 1 February, 2020

The Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research (CTTR) presents:

 

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro

 

Contributions by, amongst others:

 

Jeannette Baxter (Anglia Ruskin, UK)

Andrew Bennett (Bristol, UK)

Christine Berberich (Portsmouth, UK)

Max Berghege (Wolverhampton, UK)

Historical Perspectives on Fan Culture (panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:41pm
Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), April 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

CFP: Historical Perspectives on Fan Culture

(SCMS: April 1-5 2020, Denver)

Retrospective Modernism - The Third Annual International Conference of MSIA

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:40pm
Modernist Studies in Asia Network (MSIA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

                                                                                        14-16 May 2020

Fudan University, Shanghai

 

Keynote Speakers 

Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers University)

 Simon During (University of Melbourne)

Matthew Hart (Columbia University)

Call for Papers for the Next Issue Volume: 29, Issue: 2, Year: 2019

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:40pm
Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies - Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE

Volume: 29, Issue: 2, Year: 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Jerusalem the Holy city

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:39pm
Stanford Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

CFP: Jerusalem the Holy City

 

The Stanford University Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS) is pleased to announce that we will sponsor three sessions at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 7-10, 2020). Among these are two linked panel sessions entitled “Jerusalem: The Holy City.” The first considers medieval imaginings of a distant Jerusalem across textual, visual, and material culture, while the second considers Jerusalem as an interreligious experience among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

 

Call for chapters on The Fast and the Furious films

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:39pm
Dr Joshua Gulam, Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Editors - Dr Joshua Gulam (Liverpool Hope University), Dr Sarah Feinstein (University of Leeds), and Dr Fraser Elliott (University of Salford)

We are seeking chapter proposals for an edited collection on the culture, commerce, and ideology of The Fast and the Furious films.

The Work of the Artist: Sigma Tau Delta Regional Undergraduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:38pm
Sigma Tau Delta/Mount St. Mary's University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

This undergradaute conference seeks to examine the concept of labor in all of its forms: intellectual, artistic, physical, and otherwise. Our conference theme rises out of Sigma Tau Delta’s proposed common reading of the year, Tess Taylor’s Work and Days. This is, of course, a theme celebrated in literature through the ages.

For instance, in Robert Frost’s poem “The Death of the Hired Man,” Silas, the hired man, works one summer beside Harold Wilson, a boy home from college.  Silas believes if he could teach Harold to build a load of hay, “he’d be / some good perhaps to someone in the world. / He hates to see a boy the fool of books.”  This poem presents a tension between physical labor and intellectual labor. 

Call for Journal Articles—Queerness in the Digital Age

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:37pm
Tom Welch, The Velvet Light Trap (University of Wisconsin—Madison)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Queer Media and the Digital

Digital technology has altered all aspects of media cultures, including questions of identity that can affect everything from the production of texts, their content, their distribution, their reception, and more. At the same time, popular and academic understandings of queerness have evolved to incorporate expanding ideas of gender, sexuality, race, disability, ethnicity, and other identity categories. Not only has digital technology altered the ways in which queerness can be articulated, but queer media has also shaped the form and reception of digital texts. Understanding queerness in the digital age requires us to account for the changes in both queer studies and digital studies.

The Power and Limits of Narrative in Opposing Injustice (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Literature, film, and other forums for bearing witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations. As such, narratives of witness have the power to connect people across divisions of nation, culture, and experience. They may contribute to shared national and even transnational identities.

CFP: "Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies" ACLA Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020) (Deadline: 23 September 2019)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:34pm
Juan Meneses, UNC Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

“Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies”

 

Call for Papers for ACLA 2020 Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020)

 

 

This seminar seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post- political theory and literary studies. The main question the seminar aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of literature?

 

[ACLA seminar] New Perspectives on the Indian New Wave: Fifty Years On

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:32pm
Usha Iyer/Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Abstracts

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020

Conference Dates: March 19th-22nd 2020, Chicago

Abstract submission deadline: Sept 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EST)

 

New Perspectives on the Indian New Wave: Fifty Years On

(https://www.acla.org/new-perspectives-indian-new-wave-fifty-years)

Organizers: Manishita Dass (Royal Holloway, University of London) & Usha Iyer (Stanford University)

 

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/19)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:32pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

Environmental Violence

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:30pm
Elizabeth S. Leet, Franklin & Marshall College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Environmental Violence

IMC Kalamazoo (May 7-10, 2020)

Organizer: Elizabeth S. Leet (eleet@fandm.edu)

Much early ecocriticism focused on natural spaces as complements to human agency. For example, studies of the hortus conclusus in medieval romance emblematize this view of nature as a fecund space mastered by humans. In our time of climate crisis, however, ecocritics seek to complicate anthropocentric views of medieval environments. By studying climates and environments that reject human dominion and endanger human lives, we may examine the violence these environments enact and evaluate the models they offer for human survival and care amidst climate disaster.

Fictionality and Belief in Middle English Writing at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:29pm
Kathryn Mogk (Harvard University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Coleridge's famous phrase "the willing suspension of disbelief" implies that disbelief (i.e., secularity) is a pre-condition of fictionality. That argument is made explicitly in Catherine Gallagher's well-known article "The Rise of Fictionality"—but it is also often assumed in medieval studies, as fictionality is localized in secular romance and rarely considered in devotional contexts. Where do fictional writing and sincere belief meet, and how do they interact? This panel welcomes papers that investigate the relationship between fictionality and belief from any angle, but which might respond to one or several of the following questions.

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:29pm
Alan Golding / University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 48th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900

Featuring–Forrest Gander, Kaja Silverman, and Marisha Parham

February 20 - 22, 2020

CFP Special Issue - Celebrity Studies - Keanu Reeves

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Renee Middlemost/ University of Wollongong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Special Edition of Celebrity Studies, edited by Renee Middlemost and Sarah Thomas

**Keanu Reeves**

 

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020 (Roundtable): Unforthcoming Texts, Unsatisfying Encounters

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium & Scriptorium working group are pleased to present two panels and a roundtable that have grown out of our conversations with speakers and faculty over the previous year (See our other listings for additional panels). For panels, we invite papers of 15 to 20 minutes and for the roundtable we invite 5-7 minute remarks on the topic. If you are uncertain as to your proposed paper’s fit for the panels, please contact us. While our colloquium represents the Department of English at Yale, we are interdisciplinary in outlook and composition and welcome papers from all medieval-interested disciplines and that cover topics beyond texts in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Anglo-Saxon Speculative Fictions

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium & Scriptorium working group are pleased to present two panels and a roundtable that have grown out of our conversations with speakers and faculty over the previous year (please see our other CFPs for the additional panels). For panels, we invite papers of 15 to 20 minutes and for the roundtable we invite 5-7 minute remarks on the topic. If you are uncertain as to your proposed paper’s fit for the panels, please contact us. While our colloquium represents the Department of English at Yale, we are interdisciplinary in outlook and composition and welcome papers from all medieval-interested disciplines and that cover topics beyond texts in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Text as Image in Medieval Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium & Scriptorium working group are pleased to present two panels and a roundtable that have grown out of our conversations with speakers and faculty over the previous year (See our other listings for additional panels). For panels, we invite papers of 15 to 20 minutes and for the roundtable we invite 5-7 minute remarks on the topic. If you are uncertain as to your proposed paper’s fit for the panels, please contact us. While our colloquium represents the Department of English at Yale, we are interdisciplinary in outlook and composition and welcome papers from all medieval-interested disciplines and that cover topics beyond texts in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

Latinx Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Session Description:

This session welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Latinx literature and culture, but this year, given the conference theme of "Send In the Clowns," papers that attempt to engage with this theme are particularly welcome.

Additional Session Information:

We are currently in a first come, first served submission portion. While the final deadline for submission is 08/10/2019, once there are enough paper proposals, we will close the session.

Please submit any promising work you may have and reach out with any questions.

Age | Narratives

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
Age | Narratives: At the Intersection of Age Studies & Children’s and YA Literature Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Workshop Age | Narratives will take place

October 11 and 12, 2019 in Frankfurt

Department for American Studies & Department for Children’s and Young Adult Literature Research

Goethe-University Frankfurt

Organisation: Linda Hess and Anika Ullmann

 

 

Call for Papers: 

Children’s literature and young adult literature are literary genres that emanate from age as a

category of difference. Discourses of age are central with regard to the production and reception as

well as the marketing and distribution of children’s and young adult literary media. Furthermore,

conflicts of age, attributions of age, and the focus on age-specific problems form typical motifs and

Comparative Culture and Queer Postcolonialisms: In Dialogue with Sara Ahmed

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:56pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

When did become “feminism” become a word that not only spoke to you, but spoke you, spoke of your existence, spoke you into existence? -Living a Feminist Life (Sara Ahmed, 2017)

When interviewed by Ray Filar about her book, Living a Feminist Life (2017), scholar Sara Ahmed is asked about the word “feminism.”1 She replies the following:

Call for Chapters - Collected Essays on Teaching African American Texts by White Faculty

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:44pm
Cheryl Boots / Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 16, 2019

Following up the 2019 NeMLA Roundtable “White Allies/Co-conspirators:Teaching African American Literature,” Lexington Books has expressed interest in publishing a collection of essays about white faculty teaching texts by persons of color.

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