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Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 7:06pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Notice:

The Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium has been rescheduled for November 4–7, 2021 at the Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center.

Updated Information for the 2021 Symposium is presented below.

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium:

November 4–7, 2021, Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center, Sonoma, California  

 

Ways of Reading: The Politics of Method (NeMLA 2021 roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 3:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The problem of method in literary scholarship continues, with the contemporary wave of “ways of reading” reanimating it through proposals of postcritique, surface reading, reparative reading, descriptive reading, distant reading, denotative reading, and so on. Many of these new approaches do their own critical work of locating and addressing the ideological implications of more traditional scholarly practices (as when Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick posits reparative reading against a tradition of paranoid reading, or when Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus advocate for surface reading against symptomatic reading). At the same time, many of these new approaches to methodology have also been brought to task for not being politically self-reflective enough.

Egan, After Postmodernism (NeMLA 2021 panel)

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 3:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel will consider Jennifer Egan’s work in light of the post-90s literary and cultural movements emerging after postmodernism. While these contemporary trends have different names and aims (post-postmodernism, metamodernism, new sincerity, post-irony, digimodernism, performatism, the neoliberal novel, and many more), they all attempt to critique and move beyond postmodernism in some concentrated way. We invite papers that locate and complicate Egan’s work in relation to these contemporary movements.

Next year's NeMLA conference is scheduled to take place in Philadelphia from March 11-14, 2021. Jennifer Egan will be the convention's keynote speaker.

NeMLA 2021: Addiction and Healing in 19th-Century American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:10pm
Eric Bjornson / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel will explore early forms of recovery in American culture from Washingtonian temperance to inebriate homes of the late 19th century. Panelists may consider Native American revitalization movements, temperance meetings, recovery narratives, medical and philosophical systems, among other topics. Of particular interest is how early, non-coercive forms of healing reclaim or reconceive notions of selfhood and agency, including for historically disenfranchised persons.

Please submit abstracts by Sept 30th at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18916

International Journal of James Bond Studies 4(1)

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:10pm
International Journal of James Bond Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The International Journal of James Bond Studies is now accepting submissions for Volume 4.

Call for Papers - Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies (Vol. 1, No. 2, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:08pm
Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

 

Papers invited for the Vol. 1, No. 2 regular issue of the "Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies" (JLCS). All submissions should conform to MLA 7th edition style for documentation and manuscript formatting and should include a 100-150 word abstract and 3-5 keywords. Submissions must be under 5,000 words for the entire submission package, including the abstract, notes, and works cited. No simultaneous submissions or previously published material. Each essay submitted must carry a declaration that it has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The cover letter should also include a brief author’s bio.

Journal Special Issue - Gender and Sexuality: Masculinities and Femininities

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:07pm
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

 JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS

(Special Issue on Gender and Sexuality: Masculinities and Femininities)

Vol. 44, No. 2, Spring 2021

 

CONCEPT NOTE

Appropriating Shakespearean Romance in Indian Cinema

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:07pm
Shakespeare Association of America 2021 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Call for papers for seminar:

Seminar no. 1 “Appropriating Shakespearean Romance in Indian Cinema”, Annual Shakespeare Association of America Conference 2021 in Austin, Texas, USA (31 March to 3 April 2021)

Co-leaders: Thea Buckley (Queen’s University Belfast) and Rosa García-Periago (University of Murcia)

Seminar keywords: regional, local, indigenous, Shakespeare, cinema, film, appropriation, caste, race, India, appropriation, romance

Bodies of Knowledge

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:06pm
Phenomenology and Existentialist Special Interest Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Call for Papers for the Phenomenology and Existentialism SIG

Philosophy of Education Society (PES) 2021

Salt Lake City, USA  March 4-8

 

 

For indeed, no one has yet determined what the body can do.

 

Spinoza, Ethics III.ii

 

The body has long been an aspect of interest for philosophy of education, and pedagogical discourses in particular.

 

It's About Perspective - Podcast Proposals

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:06pm
It's About Perspective
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for Proposals: It's About Perspective Podcast

 

This newly launching podcast, It's About Perspective, strives to explore topics surrounding horror, gothic, science fiction, fantasy, the supernatural and other subgenres. Each season will extract a topic for analysis and discussion. The opening season will begin with the werewolf. There are no boundaries, whether it be the construction of the werewolf, an argument on the 'good' versus 'bad' werewolf or on anti-werewolf imagery, all engaging arguments and perspectives are welcome. This is deliberately broad to encourage a variety of contributions and keep each episode new and interesting. 

Topics may include but are in no way limited to the following:

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS / BOOK PROJECT / COLLOQUIUM / Colonial Slavery in European Museums: Arts and Representations

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:03pm
Anne-Claire Faucquez (Université Paris 8), Renée Gosson (Bucknell University, Pennsylvania), Androula Michael (Université Jules Verne Picardie, Amiens)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

“Les décors et installations éviteront le style de reconstitution réaliste, qui ne rend compte de rien du tout, car il n’approchera jamais la cruauté des ventres des bateaux et des antres des Plantations.” -Édouard Glissant. Mémoires des esclavages. La fondation d’un centre national pour la mémoire des esclavages et de leurs abolitions. Gallimard, 2007. 153-4.

Post-Colonial Praxis: Ramifications and Intricacies.

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:01pm
Notion Press in collaboration with Bookmarked with bliss
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The book invites papers on topics which are broadly “Post-colonial.” However, for convenience, some sub-themes are given below.

1. Politics of Narration in Post-Colonial Texts.

2. Culture and Representation.

3. Crisis- Individual, Cultural, Social.

4. Individual Identity Crisis.

5. Representation and Portrayal.

6. Marginalization/Relegation/Subordination.

7.The “Post” in Post-colonial.

8. Post-colonial Text and Context.

9. Globalization and Post-colonialism.

10. Writing Back- A Reality or a notion?

Loading Journal Special Issue on Kingdom Hearts

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:01pm
Dean Bowman, University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 14, 2020

Dear All,

My Colleagues and I at the University of East Anglia are putting together a special edition of Loading… journal on the Kingdom Hearts franchise as a transmedia phenomenon. The issue is based on an expansion of papers we gave at a panel at the DiGRA conference at Ritsumeikan university in Kyoto last year. But we are looking for additional articles to complement those we already have in order to attempt to address as wide a group of topics as possible through the lens of this important franchise. Our ambition is that this could become an important repository of research and theorising on this game series and the topic of transmedia production and fandom.

I’ll paste the CFP below but the link is here also:

Genetic Histories and Liberties: Eugenics, Genetic Ancestries and Genetic Technologies in Literary and Visual Cultures

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 11:08am
Christina Lake
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Call for Chapters for Edited Book

Genetic Histories and Liberties: Eugenics, Genetic Ancestries and Genetic Technologies in Literary and Visual Cultures

Gender and the Body Series, Edinburgh University Press

We invite chapters that examine the ways in which representations of the body and gender within literature and visual culture (including film, television, graphic novels, comics, and video games) from the eighteenth century to the present day have engaged with and challenged political, religious, cultural and social attitudes towards eugenics, genetic ancestries and genetic technologies

Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 1 November 2020

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

updated: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 6:11am
Aura Heydenreich, Florian Klaeger, Klaus Mecke, Dirk Vanderbeke, Jörn Wilms - ELINAS (Center for Literature and Natural Science)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Confirmed speakers:

Raz Chen-Morris (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Alexander Honold (University of Basel)
Hania Siebenpfeiffer (University of Marburg)

 

Journal Special issue: INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH

updated: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 10:12am
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

 JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS

Vol. 44, No. 1, Spring 2021
(Special Issue on Indian Writing in English)

Guest Editor: Dr. Arunima Ray, Assistant Professor of English,
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Call for Papers: Journal Articles

updated: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 7:39am
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer-reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming issues. Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is listed or indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Index Copernicus Master List, CiteFactor, Arastirmax Social Sciences Index and Asos Social Science Index. 

UPDATE: Call for Journal Articles: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 7:37am
Çankaya University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer-reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming June 2021 issue. The Journal is listed or indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Index Copernicus/ICI Journals Master List, CiteFactor, Arastirmax Social Sciences Index and Asos Social Science Index https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/cankujhss

CHILDHOOD IN ART AND LITERATURE

updated: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 2:17am
Department of English, P.B.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020

♦ Deadline extended 

The volume proposes to promote original, critical research works that study, interpret and question the critical issues relating to childhood and children. In order to refurbish the interdisciplinary prospect of the field, works offering newer insights and concentrating on its representation in other literatures or other forms of arts like painting, films etc. will also be encouraged.

Madness and Melancholy in Early Modern English Drama (RSA Dublin, April 7-10, 2021)

updated: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 2:58pm
Avi Mendelson / RSA Conference, Dublin, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 10, 2020

Few people know about Kelly Thomas, a homeless man diagnosed with schizophrenia who, in 2011, was beaten to death in Orange County by six police officers. Thomas was unarmed. All the officers were acquitted. The way we treat those with mental illness has become of interest to humanities scholars, particularly those working in Disability Studies. Margaret Price’s brave research, in Mad at School, rallies against the exclusion of those with mental disability from academic discourse (and academic life). Scholars of early modern disability have explored various neurodiversity in theater, from figurations of wise fools to imaginings of mad revengers.

Still Greek to Us: Greek Myth and 21st-century Literature (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 2:49pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Stories from ancient Greek myths dot the literary landscape of the early 21st century. To some extent, this has been the result of deliberate planning, as when Canongate began publishing a series of mythological retellings by well-known authors in 2005. But alongside and independent of such coordinated efforts to keep old tales alive for contemporary audiences, offerings from both established authors (David Malouf, Barry Unsworth, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker) and successful newcomers (Madeline Miller, Daisy Johnson) have likewise retold and reimagined mythical narratives in recent years.

Geographia Literaria: Studies in Earth, Ethics and Literature

updated: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 2:43pm
Jagannath Basu & Jayjit Sarkar
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

The word “Geopoethics” comes from  (meaning, “earth”), poiesis (meaning, “to create”) and ethics. The poiesis in Geopoethics has a sort of Heideggerian “bringing-forth” of the earth, not as something which was hitherto absent but by bringing something from concealment to unconcealment, from darkness to light. The earth is “brought into the light (or clearing) opened up by the created work itself” (Whitehead 2003). Geopoethics is about “thinking” (noein) the ‘always, already’, constituting not only the idea of the earth but the earth itself. It is not only the poetry but the process of creation itself (poiesis).

Call for Submissions to Maritime Journal

updated: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 11:28am
The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its twelfth annual issue, to be published in spring 2021. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.

The Role of 'Transgressive Fiction' in the West

updated: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 9:25am
Rebecca Warshofsky / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The fiction produced in a particular historical moment reflects a society’s values. So, what can we learn about our contemporary value systems from murdering, terrorizing, and drug-abusing characters like Patrick Bateman, Tyler Durden, and Mark Renton, who reject so many of the major cultural norms that constitute Western capitalist societies? Texts like Ellis’s American Psycho, Palahniuk’s Fight Club, and Welsh’s Trainspotting have been dubbed “transgressive fiction” because of the sense in which their characters cross and deconstruct boundaries by opposing, disregarding, and subverting hegemonic paradigms.

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