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Hawthorne Society MLA 2021

updated: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 10:53am
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

Hawthorne and the EcoGothic

The Annual Conference of the MLA will meet in Toronto on January 7-10, 2021. The editors of Gothic Nature observe that the Gothic now serves as a primary means to articulate the horrors of climate change and our current environmental crisis. EcoGothic, however, has been a fundamental component of American literature since William Bradford recoiled from the continent’s “hideous & desolate wilderness.” A recent spate of articles not only acknowledges this strange continuity but has begun to situate Nathaniel Hawthorne as one of the tradition’s key figures. This panel invites papers that further investigate Hawthorne’s entanglement with the ecoGothic.

Persistence in American Drama

updated: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:33pm
American Theatre and Drama Society & Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Due Date Extended: This panel will consider how American plays, live performances, masters, or movements in American drama and theatre from any period offer strategies for persistence in an age of mechanical reproduction. How do American plays model, operationalize, and/or resist persistence? Why and how do some theatrical voices persist in the national discourse amid marginalization? For example, papers may wish to consider persistence in American drama within Benjaminian, or other, theoretical context(s) regarding the work of art in an age of mechanical reproduction or live performance’s “aura” in a digital age.

Resisting Identities: Possibilities of (Re)emergence

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 3:58pm
Department of English at Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Deadline Extended!

Date of Conference: Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Manu Karuka

Location: Binghamton, New York

Re-examining Doctoral Candidacy: MLA 2021 Panel

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:29pm
University of Victory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

How can we make doctoral candidacy/comprehensive/qualifying exams kinder for students? SoTL-based papers on doctoral exam processes that are compassionate, innovative, learner-centred, non-traditional, and aligned with learning outcomes. 250-word abstract, short bio.

Link to MLA CFP: https://mla.confex.com/mla/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Paper12829.html

Send abstracts and bios to Janice Niemann (jniemann@uvic.ca) & Natalie Boldt (nboldt@uvic.ca) on or before Friday, March 20th, 2020. 

Call for Papers - A New Journal of Global Pedagogy

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:29pm
Contingencies: A Journal of Global Pedagogy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Contingencies: A Journal of Global Pedagogy

An open access, peer-reviewed journal published under a Creative Commons license.

First issue to be published in Fall, 2020. Hosted by NYU Liberal Studies.

Representations of Addiction in 19th-century Literatures

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:28pm
South Atlantic MLA / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The term “addiction” was not widely established in the 19th century. Even today, although amply attested in medical and legal dictionaries, it is not unambiguous: the label “addict” is highly stigmatizing, while “addiction” to yoga or organic sourdough is a status marker. Nineteenth-century writers nonetheless depicted recognizable states of dependency and loss of autonomy, which 21st-century readers find unmistakably familiar.

Podcasting and Journalism: An edited collection to be published

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:28pm
Chad Whittle, Georgia College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Editor: Dr. Chad Whittle, Georgia College

Purpose of book: This edited collection of research will examine how journalists are using podcasting to produce news content. Podcasts continue to grow in usage and are becoming a part of media consumers daily routine to stay updated on the latest headlines and analysis of the top stories of the day. The editor is seeking contributions from scholars and those within the industry on the following topics:

*The use of daily news podcasts to deliver the top headlines and stories of the day

*Long form investigative journalism podcasts

*Sports journalism podcasts

*Politically based news podcasts

Speaking to Power: Feminist Theories and Praxis

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:28pm
Women and Gender Studies Graduate Student Union
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

THE 1ST UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES INSTITUTEGRADUATE CONFERENCE: SPEAKING TO POWER: FEMINIST THEORIES AND PRAXES

 

Conference Date: April 24-25, 2020

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: March 7th, 2020

Notice of Acceptance: March 16th, 2020

 

Narratives of Faith: Devotional Songs and Poetry of Multicultural Societies of Bengal

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:26pm
Organised under RUSA 2.0, Department of English, Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020

In the age of post-liberalism, some of the inevitable consequences of what the geographer Neil Smith has called ‘uneven development’ are the various identity politics emerging out of the discontent of the ethnic and linguistically marginalized communities and the even more threatening waves of ‘religious resurgence’ and ‘religious fundamentalisms’ that desecrates the basic bonds of human life and its survival. However, what has stood resilient in the face of decades of abrasive change has been the rich heritage of a pluralist and harmonious existence that has fostered its unique variety of cosmopolitanism in multi-lingual, multi-ethnic and multi-faith societies.

CFP: The Female Detective on TV

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:25pm
MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Female Detective on TV

 

MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture invites academic authors with expertise in television studies and other related disciplines to contribute to our upcoming special issue on female detectives on TV.

 

World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:24pm
Northeast Popular & American Culture Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The World Literature area for the 2020 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2020 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 23-Saturday, October 24 2020 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH.

PANEL FOR SAMLA 92: Scandal and Transgression in Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Vanguardisms

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:24pm
Leticia Perez Alonso / Jackson State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

This panel explores forms of dissent adopted by twentieth-century transatlantic avant-gardes as a means of challenging traditional genres and social codes. Since the inception of European experimentalism during the first decades of the twentieth century, a series of art movements engaged in radical production that questioned the established state of affairs. From the Cubist adoption of multiple viewpoints, through the Futurist celebration of technology and speed, the Expressionist distortion of form, to the Dadaist sense of provocation and the irrational juxtaposition of images in Surrealism, avant-garde art and literature has set precedents on an international level of exchanges.

Patriotism and Protest | NEASA 2020 Conference | June 6, 2020

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:49am
New England American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Call For Papers

“Patriotism and Protest”

New England American Studies Association Annual Conference

June 6, 2020

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 4:57am
Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre

La cognition humaine chez Andreï Makine

 

 

Journées d’études organisées par Luxembourg School of Religion & Society

Study days organized by Luxembourg School of Religion & Society

                                   3 et 4 décembre 2020 – December 3-4, 2020

               Orateur invite – keynote speaker:

Call for chapters: Call Me by Your Name edited collection

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:47pm
Dr. Edward Lamberti and Professor Michael Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 6, 2020

Call for chapters: Call Me by Your Name edited collection

 

Editors: Edward Lamberti and Michael Williams

 

Digital Methodology in the Linguistic Study of Literature: Theory

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:46pm
MLA 2021 Annual Conv Linguistics and Literature Forum Exec Comm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 23, 2020

Digital Methodology in the Linguistic Study of Literature: Theory

Linguistics and Literature Forum Session 1

MLA 2021 Annual Convention, Toronto, Jan 7-10

Digital tools have indisputably made many tasks in the linguistic study of literature much easier and faster than used to be. But the turn to digital methods has brought more than ease and efficiency; it has forever changed the field. What are the ways in which digital tools have shaped the linguistic study of literature? And what are the ways literary studies has itself inspired innovation, methods, and the development of new digital tools?

Digital Methodology in the Linguistic Study of Literature: Practice

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:46pm
MLA Annual Conv 2021 Linguistics and Literature Forum Session
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 23, 2020

Digital Methodology in the Linguistic Study of Literature: Practice

Linguistics and Literature Forum Session 2

MLA 2021 Annual Convention, Toronto, Jan 7-10

Digital tools have become increasingly more important in the linguistic study of literature; for instance, they allow us to streamline much of our work. In what ways have digital methods made your work easier or more efficient? Do some tools lend themselves better to particular problems? What best practices have scholars found as they manage programs and data?

MLA 2021 “#OwnVoices in Children’s and Adolescent Literature”

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:46pm
MLA GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

MLA 2021 “#OwnVoices in Children’s and Adolescent Literature”

Guaranteed Session Sponsored by the MLA GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum

Toronto, Ontario

January 7-10, 2021

Panel Chair:  Brigitte Fielder

 

Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2020

 

Old and new African Diaspora Networks: Intersections, Distinctions and Strategies

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:45pm
African Centre for the Study of the United States, Wits
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The conference will bring together scholars and intellectuals from the African diaspora, and/or those engaged in African diaspora research and engagement. It will offer perspectives on old and new diaspora from various theoretical, conceptual and disciplinary perspectives. The aim is to generate new knowledge that can inform not only scholarship but also work in the policy/government, civil society and business spheres.

The conference is calibrated as an interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary congregation. Multiple viewpoints from which old and new diaspora can be explained and comprehended will be presented.

 

First Generation PhDs in the Academy

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:45pm
MLA 2021 Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

"While there is a growing and prominent literature on the experiences of first-generation undergraduate students, there is a lack of research on the experiences of first-generation graduate students. People tend to assume that if someone makes it through the bachelor’s degree, they enter graduate school on a level playing field." - Bailey Smolarek, Inside Higher Ed

This proposed roundtable session for MLA 2021 seeks to explore the challenges and experiences faced by first-generation PhDs, both as graduate students and in their post-graduate careers. Some possible topics for exploration include:

Short Fiction Criticism, SCMLA 2020

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 23, 2020

 

Now accepting proposals for the Short Fiction Criticism panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference in Houston, Texas, October 8-10, 2020.

Papers critically engaging short fiction in any language or time period will be considered. Approaches that engage the conference theme “Politics of Protest” are encouraged, as are papers that expand the definition of short fiction as a genre (to include, for example, graphic literature or digital media narratives).

Please submit abstracts to Sarah Peters at speters@ecok.edu by March 23, 2020.

In the Wake of Red Power Movements. New Perspectives on Indigenous Intellectual and Narrative Traditions

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This symposium explores North American Indigenous intellectual and narrative traditions that were recovered, reclaimed, or (re-)invented in the wake of Red Power movements that emerged in the 1960s in the settler colonial societies of Canada and the USA. It asks: which new perspectives and visions have been developed over the last 50 years within Indigenous studies and related fields when looking at Indigenous land and land rights, Indigenous political and social sovereignty, extractivism and environmental destruction, oppressive sex/gender systems, and for describing the repercussions of settler colonialism in North America, especially in narrative representations?

Writing the Heavens. Celestial Observation in Literature, 800--1800 (May 20-22, 2021, Bamberg, Germany)

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
Aura Heydenreich, Florian Klaeger, Klaus Mecke, Dirk Vanderbeke, Jörn Wilms - ELINAS (Center for Literature and Natural Science)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

In the Middle Ages and early modernity, celestial observation was frequently a subject for verbal rather than numerical and geometrical recording. Astronomical genres, in the hands of natural philosophers, poets, chroniclers, travellers, geographers, educators and others mediated knowledge of the heavens in textual form. Before the modern academic institutionalization of astronomy, such celestial knowledge extended from the cosmological to the meteorological, with applications and implications that touched upon a wide range of discourses, be they theological, legal, political, medical or agricultural.

Sidney and the Sidney Circle at SCSC 2020 (3 panels)

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

SIDNEY AND THE SIDNEY CIRCLE AT THE SIXTEENTH-CENTURY SOCIETY CONFERENCE

October 29-November 1, 2020, Baltimore, MD

The International Sidney Society will sponsor three panels at the 2020 Sixteenth-Century Society Conference and invites paper proposals related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney Family or the Sidney Circle generally.

I.  Post-critical Reading and the Sidney Circle

The 2021 MLA Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The 2021 General Call for Papers

 (LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum)

(MLA Annual Convention Jan 7-10, 2021, Toronto) The following is a summary of call for papers from three panel sessions. The deadline of abstract submission is March 15, 2020. Abstract submission details are at the end of each panel description.

 

1.      Panel Title: Animal Perversions

 

Short description:

This session will examine the eroticization (or non-eroticization) of particular animals within the pre-14th century Chinese cultural sphere, with specific attention to questions of sexuality, fetish, ethics, and species identity.

 

Details:

"Where are the Wonder Girls? Heroines and Persistence in Campus Novels"

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

 

"Where are the Wonder Girls? Heroines and Persistence in Campus Novels" 

 

Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Convention

Toronto, Ontario

January 7-10, 2021 

  

Porn and Its Uses

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:58pm
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Call for Submissions: Porn and Its UsesSpecial Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies French version on synoptique.ca Synoptique is inviting submissions for an upcoming special issue entitled “Porn and Its Uses.” Responding to the

Envisioning Temporality in South Asian Studies: Anticolonial Past, Resistant Present and Radical Futures

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:56pm
Sritama Chatterjee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Paper proposals of 300 words and a 100 word bio-note are invited for South Asian Literary Association(SALA) nominated *guaranteed panel for MLA 2021* to be held in Toronto from 7th to 10th January, 2021

Deadline: 12th March, 2020. 

Short Description of the panel :

What are the modalities through which time is lived and imagined in South Asia? Abstracts of 300 words are invited by 12th March, 2020.

Sritama Chatterjee, University of Pittsburgh (src88@pitt.edu)

Teaching and CFP: MLA 2021, Training in Irish Studies for 2021 and Beyond: Where to Next?

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:55pm
MLA Irish Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A recent assessment of the state of the humanities (Williams, “The New Humanities,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 14 Nov. 2019) speaks of the rise of “hybrid humanities” -- increasingly collaborative research ventures built around subjects and approaches such as the environment, digital methods, global networks, and public-facing scholarship. And proficiency, if not mastery, in a second discipline after graduate school seems to be an emerging interest (and even need) among researchers according to an upcoming report on the needs of faculty in literature and writing studies conducted by Ithaka S+R and the MLA International Bibliography.

 

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