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Transnational Mobilities in Nationalist Times

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 5:43pm
Transfers
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

We are looking for one or two more essays to round up a special issue on the topic of Transnational Mobilities in Nationalist Times. The essays will be considered for publication in the journal Transfers. We have already gathered a strong collection of essays but we have been presented with the opportunity to expand the range and depth of our investigation.

Literary Geographies of Waste

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 5:31pm
tbc
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

We are looking for proposals or full essays that explore the concept of "waste" from either a literary or a cultural studies perspective. This is a companion to a parallel project dealing with waste through the lens of the social sciences. Now we would like to hear from literary and cultural studies.

Elemental America (special issue of ZAA)

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 11:04am
University of Konstanz
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Elemental America

A special issue of ZAA Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature, and Culture (http://www.zaa.uni-tuebingen.de)

Guest Editors:

Moritz Ingwersen, American Studies, University of Konstanz,

Timo Müller, American Studies, University of Konstanz

Science Fiction in an Age of Crisis

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:50am
Dr. Saurav Sengupta/ Damdama College, Guwahati
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Call for Book Chapters for Edited Volume 

"Science Fiction in an Age of Crisis: Towards a New Aesthetic Paradigm"  

Call for Abstracts on men and masculinities planned for a potential special issue, Guest editor: Dr. Çimen Günay-Erkol

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:32am
Middle Eastern Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

MEL (Middle Eastern Literatures) is willing to consider a potential special issue on men and masculinities to discuss the changing social construction of masculinities in Middle Eastern literatures, and to elaborate on how literature as a field can contribute to the theorization of masculinities. This special issue is intended to explore masculinities as dynamic and multifaceted phenomena emerging within contradictory cultural, material and discursive contexts of the Middle East. The aim is to locate and dislocate masculinities, along the line of thought presented by Andrea Cornwall and Nancy Lindisfarne in Dislocating Masculinity (1994).

Call for Book Chapters for edited volume: Mountains and Memoir

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:32am
Jenny Hall and Martin Hall
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 21, 2020

Mountaineering and Climbing have become extraordinarily popular lifestyle sports. More generally, mountain-going has been one of the fastest growing leisure activities of the past thirty years where an estimated, ‘10 million Americans go mountaineering annually’ (Macfarlane, 2004: 17) and In the United Kingdom 2.48 million people participate in recreational rock climbing and mountaineering (Mintel, 2018).

Evil in/and Stephen King: Essay Volume

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:32am
Hong Kong U Space
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

The concept of evil received much attention throughout the 20th century. Despite the industrial scale atrocities committed in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Maoist China, alongside the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Rwanda, as well as the explosion of serial killers like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Andrei Chikatilo in the latter part of the 20th century, the first two decades of the 21st century have been largely unconcerned with rigorous discussion of such evil.

CFP: Otherness: Essays and Studies 9.2

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:32am
Centre for Studies in Otherness
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its general issue, forthcoming Fall 2021.

Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity.  We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.

1st Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2020

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:31am
Rupkatha Indian Institute of Technology Patna Department of Humanities and Social Sciences & Siksha O Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 7, 2020

About the Conference RIOC 2020

RIOC, the first international scholarly conference sponsored by Rupkatha, seeks to address advances in research in Interdisciplinary Humanities. After the launch of our non-profit scholarly venture with the Rupkatha Journal, we now consider it a sacred duty to respond to the call of times by organizing this conference to interact and understand our present situation and the emerging future in a fuller and critical manner. The objective is to create a dialogue and affect the social and cultural discourse at a crucial phase of our history. 

Book Series Call for Monographs: East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:31am
National Taiwan University Press (NTUP) and University of South Carolina Press (USCP)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

 East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

 National Taiwan University Press (NTUP) and University of South Carolina Press (USCP) announce a groundbreaking series: East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies. This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in language, literature, drama, and cultural studies, including East-West precolonial, colonial, modern or contemporary contacts. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. An anthology of edited essays with a thematic focus is also welcome.  

 Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

 

Addressing 'The Memoir Problem' (Creative Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:30am
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Addressing 'The Memoir Problem': Blocked Memories, Documentary Traces, and Hybrid Forms (Creative Panel)

Middlebrow Gothic: Dark Domesticity in British Popular Fiction, 1920-1960 (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:29am
Christopher Yiannitsaros
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 14, 2020

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. 

 

CFP: Fan Studies Network - North America Virtual Conference (October 13-17)

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:27am
Fan Studies Network - North America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 25, 2020

 Call for Papers

 

 

Fan Studies Network North America Virtual Conference 2020

 

 

October 13-17, 2020

 

 

For this year, we have decided to host the virtual-only Fan Studies Network North America over five days in October to encourage participation and access, and to limit Zoom mental overload. The conference will combine synchronous and asynchronous conversations. Rather than traditional papers, we will have virtual workshops, salons, and posters.

Call for Chapters: Indigenous Research of Land, Self, and Spirit

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:26am
IGI Global
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Call for Chapters: Indigenous Research of Land, Self, and SpiritProposals Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019Full Chapters Due: October 7, 2019Submission Date: January 13, 2020 Submit proposals to https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/4138 Submit full chapter drafts for consideration to https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-chapter/?projectid=c139badf... Chapters will include current indigenous research across disciplines for critical inquiry of land cultures and/or of the constructs of land as self, land as agency, self, and/or sp

Adoption in Film

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:26am
Adoption & Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 11, 2021

Title:    Adoption in Film

Adoption & Culture 9.2 [ 2021]

Adoption & Culture publishes essays on any aspect of adoption’s intersection with culture, including but not limited to scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, film, or any other popular or academic representation of adoption. Adoption & Culture accepts submissions of previously unpublished essays for review.

Concept Note & CFP: "Articulating Urbanity: Writing the South Asian City"

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:16am
Anubhav Pradhan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

While South Asian writing has primarily been concerned with national identities and macroscopic questions of modernity and tradition, urban-scale articulations of hybrid, multi-faceted senses of selfhood have become more common over the past few decades. The urban is that unpredictable, partially knowable realm of experience which inflects our everyday with multiple lexicons of meaning. Such multi-sited meaning is a hallmark of all kinds of urbanity, but in our present context in South Asia it has acquired an epochal significance given the pace at which our cities and towns are developing and perhaps even destroying themselves.

Invitation for Submissions: Studies in Hogg and his World

updated: 
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 7:21pm
James Hogg Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Studies in Hogg and his World invites submissions for the next double issue of the journal (29-30) which is currently scheduled for publication in the Fall of 2021. 

Short Fiction: The City Speaks. How Should We Answer? (Special Session)

updated: 
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 4:26pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2020 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS: Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020

Deadline Extended to 21st July.

The 118th Annual PAMLA Conference is being hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel

Alternative Cinema(s) of South Asia

updated: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 3:35am
GGSIP University, New Delhi, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020

South Asia in Alternative Cinema(s)
Concept Note

BLACK GIRL BANNED: REBELLION AND RADICAL BLACK GIRLHOOD IN LITERATURE (Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:58pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The novels of Black women authors like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Jamaica Kincaid, and Angie Thomas have been challenged and banned in a host of educational settings. While the “appropriateness” of the content is questioned, these Black women novelists and their characters combat censorship and the status quo to reveal the truths of Black girlhood.

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