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Oil & Water: Petroculture

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
NEMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Signs of the prominence of oil as an object of study in the Environmental Humanities abound: the increasing circulation of terms like “Petroculture” and “petrocapital,” the emergence of the Energy Humanities as a sub-field, and the nearly simultaneous publication of recent volumes such as Living Oil (2016); Petrocultures (2017); and Energy Humanities: An Anthology (2017). Scholars in a range of disciplines are working to theorize and bring into focus the myriad economic, environmental, social, and imaginative ramifications of our relationship with—and dependence on—oil.

Stoicism in literature: the power of inner transformation

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Stoicism is an ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of life based on the notion that "happiness," or eudaemonia, is internally generated, and consists in improving one's own character in the service of humanity at large. One of its major exponents was the first century Roman philosopher Epictetus, who has had a consistent influence on western philosophy, religion, and literature, though the theme of Epictetus and literature has been comparatively little explored.

NeMLA 2021 - Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good Roundtable

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for proposals for a roundtable session at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention to be held in Philadelphia, PA, USA March 11 - 14, 2021

Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good - Roundtable

Chair: Mary Ann Tobin, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

Call for book chapters on Marguerite Henry's King of the Wind

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:55pm
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 27, 2020

I invite chapter proposals on Marguerite Henry’s Newbery-winning novel King of the Wind for the first in a series of edited collections about Henry’s individual works, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural, social, philosophical, and material significance of King of the Wind are invited to participate.

While writing my graduate thesis, “Conflicting Views of Culture and Power: The Arab World in Marguerite Henry’s King of the Wind”, Dawn Heinecken also published an article about the absence of scholarship on Henry’s works. These proposed collections therefore seek to increase the scholarship available about Marguerite Henry.

Dragons: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:51pm
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Dragons: A Series of Edited Volumes

deadline for submissions: 

Sept 1, 2020

full name / name of organization: 

Northwestern State University

contact email: 

rachel.carazo@snhu.edu

I received a great response to the last call for papers regarding the volumes on dragons. As a result, I have been better able to refine and divide results.

Below are the new details for the updated call for papers:

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:29pm
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 27, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Film for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:29pm
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 27, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:26pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 27, 2020

Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics

The impact of COVID-19 and the threat that it poses to future human experiences has been well-documented in news reports during the past few months. However, now that non-human animals are possible carriers and becoming infected, their experiences, while often overlooked, are nevertheless integrated into the worldwide pandemic.

Thus, this collection seeks to balance essays about non-human animals during real-world pandemics, such as the COVID-19 one, with those of their experiences during literary or cinematic ones. The scope of this call for papers is broad and can include topics such as:

Neoliberalism in Literature and Media Studies [SAMLA 2020]

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:41pm
Michael J. Blouin / Milligan College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! Over the past seventy years, neoliberal thinkers have strategically reinvented classical liberal ideals in order to privilege a sense of personal freedom over the perceived overreach of government intervention. Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become the central tenet of American life. It is now nearly impossible, for example, to imagine any mainstream voice espousing tax hikes or championing the sorts of policies enacted under Franklin Delano Roosevelt or Lyndon Johnson. Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists.

Women in French Panel at SAMLA Conference (November 13-15, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:58am
SAMLA / Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

 

 

Women, Life Writing, and Scandals of Self-Revelation

 

This panel is one of five Women in French sessions at the 2020 South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual conference, taking place this year in Jacksonville, Florida from November 13-15.

Presenters must be current members of Women in French and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

Women in French Panel at SAMLA Conference (November 13-15, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:58am
SAMLA / Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

This panel is one of five Women in French sessions at the 2020 South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual conference, taking place this year in Jacksonville, Florida from November 13-15.

 

Presenters must be current members of Women in French and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

 

Scandalous Silence: Recovering the Rebellious Voices of Gisèle Pineau’s Oeuvre

 

Women in French Panel at SAMLA Conference (November 13-15, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:57am
SAMLA / Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

This panel is one of five Women in French sessions at the 2020 South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual conference, taking place this year in Jacksonville, Florida from November 13-15.

 

Presenters must be current members of Women in French and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

 

French and Francophone Women Who Break the Rules and Change the World

 

Women in French Panel at SAMLA Conference (November 13-15, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:57am
SAMLA / Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

This panel is one of five Women in French sessions at the 2020 South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual conference, taking place this year in Jacksonville, Florida from November 13-15.

 

Presenters must be current members of Women in French and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

 

Making Art, Breaking Rules: Gender-Bending, “Genre-Bending,”  by French and Francophone Women Writers

 

Montage of a Dream Deferred: Projecting Langston Hughes's Vision During Covid-19: A Special Issue of The Langston Hughes Review

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 11:21pm
The Langston Hughes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Recently, in an epic #Verzuz battle organized by producer Swizz Beatz and rapper-producer Timbaland, the Grammy-Award winning singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott appeared on Instagram live. Therein Scott invoked Langston Hughes as an inspirational artist, pointing to the poet’s continued popularity in the twenty-first century, especially during #Covid19. For countless African Americans, the death tolls from the virus, inadequate health care, unemployment, and white supremacist bigotry epitomize Hughes’s notion of the dream deferred. Video footage released May 26, 2020, showed officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department kneeling on Floyd’s neck for at least seven minutes in broad daylight. Floyd died afterward.

Social Movements Initiated by Literature and Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 5:15pm
Dr.Maryann P.DiEdwardo, Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Social Movements Initiated by Literature and Writing

Northeast Modern Language Association

52nd Annual Convention 

March 11-14, 2021 Philadelphia, PA.  Marriott Downtown 

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Chair:Dr.Maryann P.DiEdwardo

Submit abstracts to:  

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18500

 Deadline 09/30/2020

Call for Proposals/Submissions: Reexamining Arthur Conan Doyle

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 1:28pm
Nils Clausson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Cambridge Scholars Publishing announces a Call for Proposals/Submissions for a collection of essays provisionally entitled Re-examining Arthur Conan Doyle, edited by Nils Clausson, author of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Art of Fiction: A Revaluation (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2018; paperback 2019). The focus of the collection will be on re-examining all aspects of Arthur Conan Doyle’s life and writings. Proposals should make clear how the chapter will specifically contribute to the project of re-examination.

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy (update)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 8:30am
ULICES/Messengers from the Stars Project
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Messengers from the Stars:

On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 5, 2020

Edited by: Matthew Hill

Co-edited by: João Félix

 

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2020 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Utopias, Dystopias, Ecotopias and Heterotopias

Rethinking Relations: Michel Serres and the Environmental Humanities (Conference)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 6:25am
University of Konstanz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Rethinking Relations - Michel Serres and the Environmental Humanities

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Konstanz, Germany

November 11-13, 2021

Organizers:

Moritz Ingwersen, American Studies, Konstanz

Beate Ochsner, Media Studies, Konstanz

 

So forget the word environment, commonly used in this context.

--Serres, The Natural Contract--

(New Dates) Situations Annual Conference 2020 (Nov 26-27, 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 1:50am
Yonsei University, Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

 

(Update on) Situations Annual Conference 2020

 

Between Asia and Europe: Whither Comparative Cultural Studies?

 

University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Nov 26-27, 2020

 

 

** The conference is now scheduled for Nov 26-27, 2020.

** The deadline for your 4,000-word proposal, which includes a 100-word bio statement and a 150-word abstract, is Sep 20, 2020.

 

SAMLA 92: Scandalous Humor/Humorous Scandal (Conference Now Fully Online)

updated: 
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 6:08pm
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Both perennial elements of a society, scandal is often fodder for humor, and humor fodder for scandal. From their subversion of existing power structures, to issues of critical reception, to objectionable behavior on the part of creators, humorous texts have exposed, caused, and responded to many instances of cultural uproar. This panel will explore the ways that humor and scandal are intimately related. Papers and presentations on any aspect of humor expression are welcome, including but not limited to analysis of stand up or sketch comedy, satire, political cartoons, satirical activism, parody, literature, television, film, or music.

SAMLA 2020 - American Literature and the Market

updated: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 10:33am
Ian Afflerbach / South Atlantic Modern Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

SAMLA - DEADLINE EXTENDED

(Previously Jacksonville FL, now Digital - November 13-15, 2020)

 

Of City Spaces and Graveyards: A Pictorial Reading

updated: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 7:40am
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference 2020

 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sahara Las Vegas Hotel

Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Conference Theme: 

CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION

 

Special Session:

Of City Spaces and Graveyards: A Pictorial Reading (Workshop)

 

Abstract:

Nationalism and the Human Condition: Then and Now

updated: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 2:35am
The Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (ISSN 0252-8169) Published by the Vishvanatha Kaviraja Institute of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, India since 1977
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Call for Papers for the Special Issue of the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics
Nationalism and the Human Condition: Then and Now

Guest Editors: Dr. Goutam Karmakar & Rajarshi Roy

Navigating Chaos: Living the Apocalyptic Dystopia

updated: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 1:47am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Navigating Chaos: Living the Apocalyptic Dystopia

Hegel wrote that the only thing we can learn from history is that we learn nothing from history, so I doubt the epidemic will make us any wiser. The only thing that is clear is that the virus will shatter the very foundations of our lives, causing not only an immense amount of suffering but also economic havoc conceivably worse than the Great Recession. There is no return to normal, the new “normal” will have to be constructed on the ruins of our old lives, or we will find ourselves in a new barbarism whose signs are already clearly discernible.                          (Slovaj Žižek, Pandemic!)  

CALL FOR PAPERS – FALL 2020

updated: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 1:46am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

 

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures

updated: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:03am
Claudiu Turcus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

11th International Conference

Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

September 11-12, 2020

 

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