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CFP - Journal of Theater Studies

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:34pm
Dr. An-chi Wang / Journal of Theater Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Journal of Theater Studies is a scholarly publication intending to enhance academic exchange in theater studies. It is biannual, published in January and July. The Journal welcomes articles of original scholarship on any aspect of drama, opera, or theater. Book reviews are by invitation only.

Authors of published articles will be sent two copies of the Journal and twenty copies of offprint.

 

Madwomen in Social Justice Movements, Literatures, and Art

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:34pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Over forty years have passed since Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar wrote The Madwomen in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth Century Literary Imagination, their quintessential work of feminist literary criticism. Their work, and its title, struck a contentious chord by making a heavy-handed literary reference to Bertha Mason, the first wife of Mr. Rochester, who is kept in the attic and described in bestial terms in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Gilbert and Gubar’s attempt to place the “madwoman in the attic” at the forefront or center of literary conversation is a gesture that gave agency to the phrase, encouraged meaning-making around it, and strove to keep madwomen alive as a critical subject.

20th Century British Literature, SCMLA 2020

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:34pm
Jessie Casteel, University of Houston
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

I am still accepting proposals for the 20th Century British panel at the South Central MLA conference on October 8-10, 2020. It is not clear yet whether this will be an online or in-person conference, but if we are in person this year's location is in Houston, Texas.

The theme of this year's conference is "Politics of Protest," but I am running this panel as an open call; while addressing this year's theme would be nice, it is not required.

Graphic Wests

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:33pm
Western Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Due to the unusual and unprecedented public health concerns and attendant restrictions on university sponsored-travel related to COVID-19, the 2020 conference will be held virtually.

 

The Neo-Victorian and the Late Victorian

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:33pm
Dr Victoria Margree / University of Brighton
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Due to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference organisers have decided to postpone the event by one year and plan to run it in early September 2021. The specific dates will be confirmed in due time but we hope to run it during the ones equivalent to those currently scheduled. For the next academic year, that would be 2-3 September 2021, TBC.

Our CFP remains active and so is our inbox (neovictorian@brighton.ac.uk) for abstracts or any queries related to the event. We accept abstracts by 27 April 2021.

FILM REVIEW FOR the quint

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:33pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "The Quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT

 

Spark Volume 3 Call

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
Spark: Journal on activism in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal

an open-access, online, peer-reviewed journal on activism in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies

 

Spark 2020 Call: Volume 3, April 2021

 

Call for Submissions

Conference - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 12:31pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CONFERENCE POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2021

Considering the recent global events, we have unfortunately decided to postpone the conference (originally scheduled for September 25-26, 2020) to a further date. The safety of our speakers, staff, and academic cohort has been the decisive argument in this matter. 

We will announce a new date as soon as possible, but the most likely period is the second half of September 2021.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, September 25th - 26th

 

Passing

updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 10:32am
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Submission: Please e-mail an abstract of no more than 300 words for a 15 to 20 minute presentation and a biography (including institutional affiliation, if any) of no more than 150 words. PDF or Word formats are preferred.

Updated Deadline: June 14, 2020, at 11:59 pm PDT

Notification of acceptance: early- to mid-July

Please direct queries to  the conference organizing committee at firstforum2020@gmail.com or Harry Hvdson at hgilbert@usc.edu.

Keynotes 

UPDATED - Contemporary American Science Fiction Film: The Bush, Obama and Trump Years

updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:16am
Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University & Dr Terence McSweeney, Solent University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

*The following CFP has been updated in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are seeking an additional chapter for our edited collection that explores the impact of coronavirus on representations, cultures and discourses of science-fiction cinema.*

 

Original CFP

CFP - PANEL ON AESTHETICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN POETRY

updated: 
Monday, May 25, 2020 - 9:52pm
ANZAMEMS 2022 CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION AND EMOTION
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We invite scholarly proposals for papers on aesthetics in medieval and early modern poetry (c. 400 to 1800), as part of a panel or panels being established at ANZAMEMS 2022. The link to the main website and call for papers is here: https://www.anzamems2021.com/

The panel(s) will examine the influence of aesthetic styles, movements, rhetorical and aesthetic techniques and theories on the development of poetry, or the work of specified poet(s) at any time during the relevant periods in Europe and Britain. Papers should be set within the broader topic of the overall conference, and deal with questions of reception and/or emotion.  Speakers might consider:

Third Stone Journal General Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, May 25, 2020 - 7:08pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: THIRD STONE JOURNAL

Call for Book Chapters "Corona Epidemic: Social, Economic and Ecological Issues"

updated: 
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 11:04am
Nationalist Publications
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Corona Epidemic: Social, Economic and Ecological Issues

 

Call for Book Chapters  

The novel coronavirus epidemic has challenged the path of human growth. It has reassured mankind why development and not growth should be of primary concern for humanity. Ever since the onset of the industrial revolution, ecology and social wellbeing have been compromised for the economy. However, with the epidemic challenging the economic structure, it begets humankind to find sustainable solutions that balance all these three facets of industrial growth, ecological sustainability and social wellbeing.

Palgrave Studies in Mediating Kinship, Representation, and Difference

updated: 
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 10:58am
Silvia Schultermandl and May Friedman
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

SERIES TITLE: Palgrave Studies in Mediating Kinship, Representation, and Difference

SERIES EDITOR/S: May Friedman, Ryerson University (Canada); Silvia Schultermandl,  University of Graz (Austria)

Ecocriticism (co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 3:08pm
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference's 118th Annual meeting will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Thursday, Nov. 12 to Sunday, Nov. 15th. This year's Association for the Study of Literature and Environment panel is looking for presenters working in any aspect of ecocriticism, including (but not limited to) ecocritical theory, Indigenous ecocriticism, environmental ethics, environmental justice, colonial, postcolonial, and settler colonial ecologies, gender and ecology, literary representations of non-human being, and interdisciplinary investigations of literature and environmental science.

 The sumbission page can be viewed here:

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Video Games and Literary Studies – SAMLA (November 13-15, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:38pm
Craig Carey / University of Southern Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Video games are increasingly popular objects of critical study in the literature classroom. In the spirit of the theme of SAMLA 92, Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts, this panel invites papers that consider the provocative and controversial implications of studying video games in the context of literary studies. How are games, metagames, and game studies breaking texts and textual paradigms by creating new rules for studying literary objects, forms, and histories? The panel will investigate the affinities and divergences between games and literature, as well as the friction between game studies and literary criticism.

Discipline and Interdisciplinarity

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:13am
The Ohio State University Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

**Extended Deadline (see note below re: conference format flexibility in light of COVID-19)

 

Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Organization

The Ohio State University

 

Call for Papers

Discipline and Interdisciplinarity

October 2nd & 3rd, 2020

Columbus, Ohio

 

Heaven and Nature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:35am
Christian Literary Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Virtual conference on Saturday 7 November, 2020
at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with Zoom.

Humankind has ever been impressed by, and formed by, the natural world. The world’s beginning and end are a subject in numerous narratives. Ecocriticism addresses large scale concerns about anthropocene changes. In literary tradition there is a multiplicity of understandings, while Biblical religion has stated that God made both heaven and earth. 

Papers, which are also offered for publication as articles in The Glass, and eventually on the CLSG website, will have a reading time of about 20 minutes. The CLSG interest is in exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.

FLANNERY O'CONNOR: OPEN TOPIC (SAMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:16am
FLANNERY O'CONNOR SOCIETY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The Flannery O’Connor Society invites papers on any topic in the life and works of Flannery O’Connor. Please send 300-word abstracts by June 15, 2020, to Sarah Shermyen, University of Georgia, at sshermyen@uga.edu. Please also include a brief bio and any A/V requirements in your abstract. Paper will be read at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL; November 13-15, 2020. 

FLANNERY O'CONNOR: BREAKING (O'CONNOR'S) RULES (SAMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:16am
FLANNERY O'CONNOR SOCIETY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The Flannery O’Connor Society invites papers on topics relevant to O'Connor's interpretations of and commentary on her own work, including but not limited to: the value of deferring to O'Connor's readings of her own stories, O'Connor's religious vision, O'Connor's definitions of grotesque or gothic, or O'Connor's politics. We want to know: how much should we let O'Connor dictate the meaning of her work? Please send a 300-word abstract by June 15, 2020, to Sarah Shermyen, University of Georgia, at sshermyen@uga.edu. Please also include a brief bio and any A/V requirements in your abstract. Paper will be read at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL; November 13-15, 2020. 

UPDATE Everything is Queer. The Relevance of Gender and Queer Studies Today

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 8:00am
Gender Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Guest Editor: Robyn Dudic

In a society gradually turning to more inclusiveness and tolerance, this special issue of gender forum is dedicated to highlight the relevance and importance of Gender and Queer Studies with regard to contemporary academic literature.

“Criminal Justice Systems in Children’s Literature and Media”: A Children’s Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:47pm
Ramona Caponegro
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Michelle Alexander’s groundbreaking work, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, which brought unprecedented attention to the ongoing discrimination present in the United States’ criminal justice system and its many devastating effects. Numerous studies have also documented the ways in which children and young adults are impacted by the criminal justice system, whether they are in it themselves, have a family member in it, or are living with the expectation of entering it in the future.

Teaching Online

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:47pm
Ginger Jones / Louisiana State University Alexandria
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Distance no longer impedes a college or university education; however, when institutions offer little or no training, scant support for faculty, poor course design, and little integration with campus life, they stymie rigorous programs. This collection of essays will interest practitioners of online teaching, design, and administration of successful online programs. If you are interested in submitting a chapter, please access the chapter proposal form on the Cambridge Scholars Publishing website and submit your completed form to admin@cambridgescholars.com.

Iris Murdoch Review 11 - 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:46pm
Iris Murdoch Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Iris Murdoch Review board invites essays relating to the life and work of Iris Murdoch and her circle for the eleventh edition of the Review. Essays must conform to the Review's formatting guidelines and be approxmately 7000 words in length. Essays may focus on her fiction, philosophy, theology, life, informal writings, or her engagement with other figures in her life or work.

The Iris Murdoch Review (Kingston University Press) is a peer-review journal that publishes articles on the life and work of Iris Murdoch and her milieu on a yearly basis. The Review aims to represent the breadth and eclecticism of contemporary critical approaches to Murdoch, and particularly welcomes new perspectives and lines of inquiry. 

Confronting the Real in Fairy Tales: Humanities (Special Issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
Professor Susan Redington Bobby/Wesley College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Prof. Susan Redington Bobby 
Website1 Website2 
Guest Editor Department of Literature and Languages, Wesley College, Dover, DE, 19901, USA
Interests: fairy tale studies; adolescent literature; magical realism; goddess archetypesSpecial Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pop Souths: Scandalizing the Region

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

November 13-15, 2020 | Jacksonville, FL 

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