For its MLA Convention 2021 (Toronto) Panel, the Robert Frost Society seeks papers offering fresh insights into the writing and life of Robert Frost. All paper topics will be considered. Some possible subject areas: influences on Frost's own writing and his influences on that of others; deeper analyses of overlooked or underappreciated poems, prose pieces, and plays; and analytical work that furthers our understanding of Frost's philosophical dualism.
"Energy and Infrastructure: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable" (MLA 2021)
Jacob Goessling, Jordan B. Kinder, and Andrew B. Ross
A non-guaranteed roundtable organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
This panel will investigate space exploration in speculative literatures. We particularly welcome papers that consider rhetorics of survivalism, racial supremacy, colonization, and/or ecocide that have informed speculative imaginations of space travel and planetary conquest.
SVOD Platforms and the Future of Television - Call for Chapter Proposals
Edited by Christina Adamou and Sotiris Petridis
- Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2020
- Notification of Acceptance: by 01 June 2020
- Deadline for chapters: 01 October 2020
Call for Papers:
Sego Graduate Student Language and Culture Conference
Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah
Closer Together-Further Apart: Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Academia
April 10-11, 2020
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.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
Fan based activism of all sorts
Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts
Renaissance English Text Society Panel
SCSC, Baltimore, October 29 – November 1, 2020
Abstracts are invited for the Renaissance English Text Society panel at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in Baltimore, 29 October - 1 November 2020. Twenty-minute papers should focus on some aspect of unedited or under-edited texts derived from manuscript and/or print witnesses written in English during the sixteenth century or first half of the seventeenth. Papers may address:
2020 MMLA Annual Convention: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 5-8, 2020
Creative Writing II: Poetry Permanent Section CFP
“Cultures of Collectivity: Community, Collaboration, and Poetic Practice”
I currently have several books available for review for The Journal of Popular Culture. These reviews would be due May 1, 2019. If you have a completed Master's degree or higher, one of these books is in your field of study, and you are committed to writing a review for us, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, noting your preferred title and your mailing address. The reviews need to be between 500 and 1,000 words and documented in MLA style. Further guidelines can be found at: http://www.journalofpopularculture.com/submissions
Texas Christian University
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
New Flashpoints in Comics History
Call for Papers for a guaranteed roundtable panel sponsored by the Forum for Comics and Graphic Narratives at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, January 7-10, 2021 in Toronto, ON.
“For all the vibrant scholarship emerging around comics today, the medium remains a largely unplumbed and uncanonized field of texts you’ve never heard of.” —Ramzi Fawaz, “A Queer Sequence: Comics as a Disruptive Medium” (2019)
Decolonizing Comics and/as Activism
Call for papers for a non-guaranteed proposed session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 7-10, 2021, in Toronto, Canada. This panel is sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narrative Forum.
Comics and Graphic Narratives for Young Audiences
This panel explores intersections between children’s literature and comics (including manga and graphic novels). All periods and nations welcome.
Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 7-10, 2021 in Toronto, ON. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum and the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum.
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.
In her 2014 Transgender Studies Quarterly article, "The Technical Capacities of the Body, Assembling Race, Technology, and Transgender," Jules Gill-Peterson argues that "if both transgender and race benefit from treatment as technical capacities of the body, it remains to explain how it is they retain their differences in this framework as well as how they are made more or less available at various ecological scales by systems of normalization and regulation" (412).
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
CALL FOR PANELS
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 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 email@example.com by March 15.