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Methods of Knowing: Historical Research, Creative Writing, and the Past

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:21pm
Kevin A. Morrison/Routledge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

From Natalie Zemon Davis in The Return of Martin Guerre and Alain Corbin in Life of an Unknown to Kiera Lindsey in The Convict’s Daughter and John Glavin in After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation, and Performance, a small number of scholars have proposed new ways of reading the past and writing social and cultural history, microhistory, biography, and literary criticism. In the final chapter of Victorian Honeymoons: Journeys to the Conjugal, the literary critic Helena Michie juxtaposes two modes of writing: a painstakingly annotated excerpt from a nineteenth-century woman’s diary and a fictional recreation of a moment in that woman’s life based on the record of events and experiences.

Science, Technology, and Literature During Plagues and Pandemics

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:21pm
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Configurations Special Issue

Call for Papers: 

Science, Technology, and Literature During Plagues and Pandemics

 

In The Parasite, Michel Serres argues that “the parasite intervenes, enters the system as an element of fluctuation. It excites it or incites it; it puts into motion, or it paralyzes.” Throughout the world, COVID-19 continues to interrupt and alter daily life while it simultaneously compels governments to rely on technology and science to combat its spread. Configurations is seeking articles that examine intersections of science, technology, and literature with myriad contemporary and historical contexts relevant to COVID-19.

 

Resonance: Axiologies of Distributed Perception

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:21pm
University of Dundee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Call for Contributions to an Edited Collection

Edited by Natasha Lushetich & Iain Campbell  

 

Peace, Land, and Bread - A Scholarly Journal of Revolutionary Theory and Practice

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:20pm
Center for Communist Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 20, 2020

We encourage the submittal of original works of theory, critique, analysis, poetry, and creative non-fiction grounded within the philosophical tradition of Marxism-Leninism. While we do not have a minimum or a maximum word limit, we encourage submissions within the range of 1,000 to 5,000 words; although larger or smaller works will be considered.

 

We encourage submissions from those inside and outside of the academy and, unlike traditional scholarly journals, seek to democratize the production of and access to knowledge. We encourage all submissions, and look forward to reading your writing.

CFP, Ongoing Theme: "Undergraduate Research during Times of Disruption," Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:20pm
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges for the higher education community, including those working with undergraduate researchers. Research teams have responded to the pandemic in some exciting and creative ways that have the potential to benefit all engaged in undergraduate research during disruptive events such as pandemics, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes.

Original research articles (2,000–3,500 words) and vignettes (300 words) are invited for Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) that discuss how individuals, disciplines, departments, campuses, and communities have adapted during these events.  Topics and questions of interest include the following:

Beyond Borders: Empires, Bodies, Science Fictions

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:38am
London Science Fiction Research Community
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

CFP – Beyond Borders: Empires, Bodies, Science Fictions

11th-12th September 2020

Keynote Speakers: Dr Nadine El-Enany and Florence Okoye

 

A border, like race, is a cruel fiction
Maintained by constant policing, violence
Always threatening a new map.

from Wendy Trevino, 'Brazilian is Not a Race'

 

As a result of the ongoing crisis this conference will have to take place online, with the possibility of some optional in-person elements. We think now more than ever is a time to question the role of borders in our lives and so we want to proceed with this conversation. If you have any questions or concerns about this please feel free to get in touch. 

Book Reviews for Texas Theatre Journal Special Volume: “Theatre In Crisis”

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:37am
Texas Theatre Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 5, 2020

The Texas Theatre Journal is accepting submissions for book reviews its Special 2020 Volume—“Theatre in Crisis”—responding to COVID-19 for 2020. Published annually by the Texas Educational Theatre Association, our mandate is to feature the work of graduate students whenever possible (so please share far and wide with your graduate students—and other colleagues too!). 

REVIEW REQUEST

Due to the unique nature of this volume (and the disruption to the publishing supply chain), I am forgoing the traditional “list of books received” and instead asking potential reviewers to pitch a book to review that fits into this “Theatre in Crisis” idea, in broad or unique ways.

Art and Aesthetics of Modern Mythopoeia: Literatures, Myths and Revisionism

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:37am
Vishvanatha Kaviraja Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Concept Note

Parallel to the growing interest in cultural studies, a robust wave of Revisionist literary texts has surfaced in the recent times. Mythopoeia has always been a steady proponent in the construct of any civilization, and it is a fact that Indian Culture is deeply associated with a plethora of mythological narratives. In the contemporary period, the trend of Revisionist texts not only displays an inclination towards retelling of the traditional narratives, but also invites alternative and novel approaches of analytical discourses.

The World of Alt-Ac

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:37am
Trisha Kannan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference, November 13-15, 2020, Jacksonville, Florida

The World of Alt-Ac

This session of SAMLA 92 invites proposals for a roundtable discussion about Alt-Ac (Alternative-Academic) careers, preparation, and mentorship opportunities. The goal is to provide SAMLA attendees with practical information about transitioning to Alt-Ac work. Anyone with a doctorate working in a career outside of academia or within the academy and not teaching is encouraged to apply. By June 25, 2020, please send a CV and a brief description of how you would contribute to the discussion to Dr. Trisha Kannan at tk1139@gmail.com.

"Wild nights – Wild nights!": Scandalous Dickinson

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:36am
Trisha Kannan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference, November 13-15, 2020, Jacksonville, Florida

"Wild nights – Wild nights!": Scandalous Dickinson

SCANDAL AND THE TRICKSTER/SAMLA 11/13-15/20

updated: 
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 7:03pm
Myrna Santos/Nova Southeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 26, 2020

The trickster figure, agent of disruption and change, has had numerous and diverse manifestations in literature, film, and popular culture. Joseph Campbell characterized the trickster as having “a very special property…he always breaks in…to trip up the rational situation. He’s both a fool and someone who’s beyond the system.

Mary Butts, Feminist Reconstructions: Edited Collection

updated: 
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 12:40pm
Joel Hawkes / University of Victoria
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

 

In the past couple of decades, much has been done to recover British modernist author Mary Butts (1890-1937).  Butts’s Collected Essays and unpublished novel Unborn Gods, forthcoming from McPherson & Co, attest to the ongoing nature of this project.  There is still much more to do, and much to explore in a body of work that plays between high modernist forms and more popular genres, a work that might be described as occult, Gothic, queer, proto-environmental, and feminist. Questions must be asked of Butts’s work and her position in the modernist canon, but also of the continued recovery and reconstruction of this important author.

 

NEW REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2020

updated: 
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 5:24am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

Materialisms: Reconciliations in the Present

updated: 
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 8:34pm
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Materialisms: Reconciliations in the Present Graduate Student Conference October 2-3, 2020

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature

 

Call for Papers

The Rocky Forum - call for articles on the film series

updated: 
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 6:04am
PopMeC Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

What can be better, during these uncertain times, than producing innovative research about fun primary sources that can fill our hearts with hope and motivation? With the aim of making that possible, the PopMec academic collective opens a call for papers about one of the most successful and influential American popular culture productions: the Rocky film series. Mostly written, starred and directed by Sylvester Stallone, the story of the Italian-American boxer Rocky Balboa cautived the world, since 1976 till our days, with 6 movies and 2 spin-offs (the Creed series). 

The US representation in popular culture and media - call for articles

updated: 
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 6:03am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

We are a lively academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. Our research delves into how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural creations. Our blog aims at providing a collaborative, engaging, and fair environment for any interested scholar, promoting the sharing of knowledge, experience, and ideas across disciplines and thematic fields. We’re also working to foster a stimulating space for early career researchers and postgraduate students in North American studies, thus we’ll warmly welcome their proposals.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 3:35am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 11:33am
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The 12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 18-19, 2020 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2020 conference theme, “Losing Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring the ways in which Louisiana’s cultures, environment, languages, and peoples are facing threats to their survival on a variety of fronts. What dangers do these threats pose to people, culture, and the environment? What solutions might be implemented to counter these threats? How can Louisiana pull back from the brink of disaster?

Indeterminate Futures / The Future of Indeterminacy

updated: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 11:50am
University of Dundee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Indeterminate Futures / The Future of Indeterminacy

Transdisciplinary Conference DEADLINE for LIVE AND VIRTUAL PROPOSALS EXTENDED

13 – 15 November 2020, University of Dundee, Scotland

Keynotes: Karen Barad, Franco Berardi, Xin Wei Sha

London’s East End: A Short Encyclopedia

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 8:35pm
Kevin A. Morrison/McFarland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

            From the transient street art of Banksy and Pablo Delgado to the exhibitions of Doreen Fletcher and Gilbert and George; from the novels of Charles Dickens and Monica Ali to televisual series produced by the BBC and ITV; and from early eighteenth-century churches designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor to twenty-first century skyscrapers conceived by Norman Foster, the East End is an iconic area of London.

Leon Edel Prize

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:12pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

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.

Impossible Pastimes: Playing With, In, and Through the Middle Ages

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Impossible Pastimes: Playing With, In, and Through the Middle Ages

35th International Conference on Medievalism

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA, November 12-14, 2020

         

Common Threads: Invention, Inspiration, Interpretation, and Practice

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
Western Illinois University English Graduate Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 6, 2020

Common Threads: Invention, Inspiration, Interpretation, and PracticeWestern Illinois University 17th Annual EGO / ΣΤΔ (English Graduate Organization/Sigma Tau Delta) ConferenceOctober 9-10, 2020

 

Call for Book Chapters: The Films of Denis Villeneuve

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
ReFocus: The International Directors Series, Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

ReFocus: The Films of Denis Villeneuve

Edited by Jeri English and Marie Pascal

Edinburgh University Press

Series Editors: Gary D. Rhodes, Robert Singer and Stefanie Van de Peer

 

Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:10pm
Rebecca Young
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

 

Essays or K-12 lesson/unit plans analyzing how literature frames a specific environmental concern are invited from educators around the world. Contributions will be organized in an instructional follow-up resource to Confronting Climate Crises through Education: Reading Our Way Forward (2018). Intended to support educators’ implementation of literature-based interdisciplinary climate instruction, the project is titled Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World. The collection will be published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 

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