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The Current Stakes of Social, Racial and Environmental Justice in the Americas

updated: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 10:22am
La Rochelle Université, FRANCE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

International conference – Call for papers

14-15 May, 2020 – La Rochelle University / CRHIA

La Rochelle, France

 

English version:

 

The Current Stakes of Social, Racial and Environmental Justice

in the Americas

 

Chapter Proposals for "Coronavirus, Climate Crisis, and Eco-anxiety: Psychology of Pandemics, Global Heating, and Planetary Hope"

updated: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 1:46am
Douglas Vakoch, PhD / California Institute of Integral Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book called Coronavirus, Climate Crisis, and Eco-anxiety: Psychology of Pandemics, Global Heating, and Planetary Hope. Chapter proposals should explore the psychological dimensions of the threats to human health and survival posed by pandemics such as the coronavirus, as well as by the accelerating global climate emergency. To cover the global scope of these threats, we seek contributions from around the world. Confirmed contributions include:

MMLA 2020 Popular Culture Permanent Session CFP: Fan Responses to Popular Culture (deadline extended)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 3:24pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Due to the current circumstances, the deadline for submitting a paper for this panel has been extended to April 15

Last year, when Fox canceled the television show Lucifer, a fan campaign to save the show resulted in Netflix picking it up for another season. This was not an isolated incident. Collectives of fans, gathering both online and in person, often influence the longevity, the content, the dispersal, and the afterlife of their favorite shows, games, songs, and other popular culture artifacts. In response to the conference theme “Cultures of Collectivity,” the popular culture permanent session invites papers that investigate how both planned and spontaneous groups appropriate or influence popular culture.

 

Deadline Extended due to COVID-19: Call for Book Chapters: The Other #MeToos

updated: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 1:19am
University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Call for Book Chapters: The Other #MeToos

Chapter proposal submission deadline: 01 June 2020

Since the inception of #MeToo, conversations have largely centered on the movement’s development in the United States. This edited collection focuses on the reception, translation, and adaptation of #MeToo in non-Western, indigenous, and/or postcolonial contexts; it aims to explore how #MeToo, a popularly Western-centric feminist movement, translates to politically, culturally, religiously, geographically, and academically Othered places and Othered genders and sexes.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: “Collectivity in Reception Studies” (MMLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 1:20pm
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

“Collectivity in Reception Studies”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 5-8. The Reception Study Society invites participants to consider the role of “collectivity” in reception studies. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, questions like: how do distinct reading communities emerge, and how do these communities shape the reception of particular texts? What shapes have collective action taken in historically specific reading formations and interpretive communities? How do authors’ affiliations with particular subcultures, collectives, classes, or groups impact the creation and reception of their texts?

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR AN EDITED VOLUME WITH ISBN

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:41am
Dr. Utpal Rakshit and Debaditya Chakraborty
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Concept Note: Voice of marginalized (Dalit/Subaltern/Minor) literatures.

   The editors of the volume encourage contributors to consider the following issues:

- Biography, Autobiography, Lived experience, Poems etc. as raising/resisting voice.

- Rewriting history, Historiography (Oral narratives, poetry, song, Myth etc.)

- Identity or Language dilemma.

- Alternative aesthetics.     

- Relationship between caste and gender.

- Social situations faced by the untouchables/ minorities etc.

- Issues of Adivasi/ Tribal literature.

- Marginalized Literatures and film adaptations, documentaries, etc.

- Cultural resistance.

Contemporary Literature and the Environmental Imagination

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:36am
Ghent University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Contemporary Literature and the Environmental Imagination

International Conference
Ghent University, Belgium, 7-9 December 2020

 

Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Gabriele Dürbeck (University of Vechta) and Professor Kate Rigby (Bath Spa University)

Confirmed writers: Gisèle Bienne and Francesca Melandri

 

II International Conference From Manuscript to Digital: World Wide English Literature and World Wide Literatures in English

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:36am
University of Lincoln, Universidade de Lisboa, and Universidad de Jaén
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

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.

 

Thematic pannels: 

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 

​​Sonnets from the American: A Symposium and Critical Anthology

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:35am
Johns Hopkins University/Stevenson University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Symposium:

Saturday, October 3, 2020: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. (NOW WILL CONVENE VIRTUALLY, due to COVID-19), Co-organized by Dora Malech (Johns Hopkins University) & Laura T. Smith (Stevenson University)

Critical Anthology:

Sonnets from the American: An Anthology of Poems and Essays (under contract with the University of Iowa Press)
Co-edited by Dora Malech & Laura T. Smith

Cfp: Articulating belonging: translingualism, belonging and the creation of South African social collectivities

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:31am
University of Amsterdam/University of Gent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 8, 2020

In the creation of nation-states during the 19th and 20th century, standardized and official languages were of key importance to develop feelings of belonging to social collectivities through the public sphere. However, contemporary global neoliberal conditions have put pressure on Romantic notions such as belonging, togetherness and culture, that used to be seen as the building blocks of national identity. Postcolonial and decolonial debates have, furthermore critiqued the presumed monolingual character of communities and nations (Yildiz 2012; Mignolo 2003) by pointing to their linguistic heterogeneity.

Passing

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:31am
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Submission: Please e-mail an abstract of no more than 300 words for a 15 to 20 minute presentation and a biography (including institutional affiliation, if any) of no more than 150 words

Deadline: May 31, 2020, at 11:59 pm PDT

Notification of acceptance: mid- to late-June

Please direct queries to  the conference organizing committee at firstforum2020@gmail.com or Harry Hvdson at hgilbert@usc.edu.

[online] Public History Summer School

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:30am
University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Public History Summer School that was to be held in Wrocław, Poland, is moved to being online-only event and will take place as previously planned, June 1-5. The workshops and sessions will be organised with the use of new technologies. 

The Institute of History of the University of Wrocław, Poland (IH UWr), Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre, and the International Federation for Public History invite students, PhD candidates and practitioners to share their research in the framework of the summer school.

Streaming and Screen Culture in Asia-Pacific

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:30am
Dr Michael Samuel and Dr Louisa Mitchell
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

To the surprise of analyst expectations, at the end of 2019 Netflix recorded a record-high growth in subscribers and revenue outside of the United States, specifically in its Asia-Pacific region. The growth in this region is attributed to the establishment of regional offices and the commissioning of local productions, the success of which travels even further afield in the wealth of pan-Asian content making its way into Netflix’s global catalogue. Streaming and content partnerships with iQiyi (China), jtbc (South Korea), Fuji TV (Japan) and Dharmatic Entertainment (India), for instance, have also helped Netflix establish itself as a brand with a focus on a global audience.

Science Fiction and Fantasy, SCMLA 2020

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:29am
Sharla Finley / University of Arkansas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

We are currently accepting proposals for the Science Fiction and Fantasy panel at the South Central MLA conference in Houston, Texas, October 8-10, 2020. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments, and will notify attendees and applicants of any changes as soon as we are made aware.

Participations Special Issue: Podcasting’s Listening Publics

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:28am
Dario Llinares, Alyn Euritt, Anne Korfmacher
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

CfP: Podcasting’s Listening Publics
Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies

Co-editors: Dario Llinares (Brighton), Alyn Euritt (Leipzig), Anne Korfmacher (Köln)

 

“Listening is essential to the engagement with most of our media, albeit that the act of listening which is embedded in the word ‘audience’ is rarely acknowledged. It is a no less curious absence in theories of the public sphere, where the objective of political agency is often characterized as being to find a voice - which surely implies finding a public that will listen, and that has a will to listen” (Lacey viii).

 

Call for Papers on the Histories and Philosophies of Carceral Education

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Marcus Harmes/University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Call for Papers on the Histories and Philosophies of Carceral Education

The rates of incarceration worldwide continue to rise, prompting important questions about the legal and social circumstances moving so many people behind bars, and also about what happens to people during a period of imprisonment. Education in prison and of prisoners has a long history, marked by key moments in transformation as education in prison has shifted from some emphasis on religion, sin and redemption to economic rationalism.

Essays on the Media History of Nurses and Nursing

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Marcus Harmes/University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Essays on the Media History of Nurses and Nursing

Proposed collection to be edited by Marcus Harmes, Barbara Harmes and Meredith Harmes

The intersection between nurses and popular media is longstanding.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MMLA 2020: Comparative Literature CFP

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
MMLA Comparative Literature Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

As a result of the delays and disruptions of the spring, the deadline for all MMLA submissions has been moved to April 20. 

The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with this year's conference theme, "Cultures of Collectivity." Papers addressing the following suggested MMLA topics from a transnational, cross-cultural, and/or interdisciplinary perspective would be particularly relevant:

Deadline Extended to April 30: Animals in Literature and Film CFP (MMLA; November 5–8, 2020; Milwaukee, WI)

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION: APRIL 30 

Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel) 

Midwest Modern Languages Association 

November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI 

“Ecological Communities: Animal Neighbors in Literature and Film” 

This year’s “Animals in Literature and Film” panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association’s annual meeting (November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” specifically how works of literature or film cultivate or impair ecological communities, broadly defined. 

"Ri/sentimenti". Emotions and language

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Archives of emotions
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The next issue of 'Archives of emotions' aims to explore the interactions between language and emotions. By 'language', we generally mean a system of signs. Since ancient times, rhetorical strategies of emotions have been known and practiced. We will, therefore, ask ourselves how literature, in each age, manages to represent, simulate, reproduce and arouse, through written and oral language, the experience of emotion and its cognitive, physiological and psychological bases. Possible subjects for the essays collected in this issue could also concern the performing and visual arts, dance, cinema, and theater and their respective languages.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Ready Reader One: The Stories We Tell About, With, and Around Videogames

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Megan Condis - Texas Tech University and Mike Sell - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

Call Extended!  New Due Date for Abstracts is April 20, 2020

Videogames are a powerful storytelling medium—but what are the stories we tell about videogames, with videogames, around videogames?

While there is an extensive body of scholarship on the way that videogames create worlds, construct characters, and explore themes, there has been almost no scholarship on the representation of videogames in literary texts.

Call for Papers – Uncharted

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:26am
Łukasz Muniowski
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

 

Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the Naughty Dog action-adventure video game series Uncharted (2007-2017). The essays should refer to the games that are considered the canon of the series: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. As the production of the movie adaptation of the game has been once again put on hold, and it seems that Naughty Dog will not develop new entries in the series in the foreseeable future, a book of essays seems rather timely.

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