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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 

  

PORTALS: A Journal of Comparative Literature, Spring 2020 edition

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 2:38am
Comparative Literature Student Association, San Francisco State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

The Comparative Literature Student Association (CLSA) at San Francisco State University is accepting submissions for the 

Spring 2020 edition of the literary journal Portals

Portals is San Francisco State University’s global journal for scholarship in comparative and world literature. We publish student research, both from San Francisco State University and from universities around the world. Past volumes may be accessed at http://portalsjournal.com/. We will publish our more recent publications, including this year’s submissions, on this website.

 

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.

 

VERGE STUDIES IN GLOBAL ASIAS: ISSUE 7.2 DIGITAL ASIAS

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:47pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

VERGE STUDIES IN GLOBAL ASIAS

ISSUE 7.2 DIGITAL ASIAS

Edited by Jonathan E. Abel (Penn State) Joseph Jonghyun Jeon (UC-Irvine)

Deadlines | verge@psu.edu

Essays | May 1, 2020

Literary Monsters - SAMLA - November 13-15, 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
Tracie Provost / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. 

 

Speculative Fiction - SAMLA - November 13-15, 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
Mert Gareis / Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way.   For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more.   

Cultures of Collectivity and Manuscript Evidence

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence at the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the MMLA conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” is sponsoring panels on collecting and manuscripts, broadly conceived. Possible foci include, strictly by way of example: specific archives, collections, or even gatherings of texts in particular manuscripts; reading communities or scribal centers; book markets; and the collections of material resources involved in manuscript production. We invite all approaches—including hermeneutical, textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical—across all time periods.

Call for Papers: Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Annual Conference (Aug. 2020-Due 1 May)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Society (RMMRA) invites papers on any topic relating to the period 400 -1700 and welcomes scholars in a broad range of disciplines including history, literature, art history, music, and gender studies with special consideration given to papers and proposals on this year’s theme, “Antique Modes of Thought, Romantic Traditions, and Legendary Storytelling in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.”

Submissions should be directed through our online portal at www.memberplanet.com/s/rmmra/rmmra2020cfp. Questions about the conference or membership should be directed to rmmraconf@gmail.com.

[UPDATE] MLA 2021 CFP: State of the Body: Health and Illness in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University College of Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

What methodologies and/or texts best help us make sense of our current bodily relationship to health, illness, and medicine? Papers utilizing posthumanism, new materialism, feminist science studies, or other philosophical tools are welcome. All literary genres and time periods will be considered.

This cfp is purposefully broad; the focus of the panel(s) created will be more specific.

This panel is sponsored by the medical humanities forum of the MLA.

Submit 250- to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by March 15, 2020, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University College of Medicine, at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu

Contested Archives and the Intellectual Histories of Indian Modernity: From the Precolonial to the Postcolonial

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 11:12am
Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Call for Papers: Workshop on Indian Intellectual History

Friday, 29th May, 2020. (Deadline for abstract submission: 20th March, 2020)

Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.

 

Contested Archives and the Intellectual Histories of Indian Modernity: From the Precolonial to the Postcolonial

 

MLA 2021 Toronto: Laughter & Feminist Critical Thought

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:25am
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Feminist theory has always enjoyed a productive but uneasy relationship with laughter. What are the limits and potentials of laughing paradigms for the future of feminist critical thought?

 

Topics May Include (but are not limited to):

Postcolonial Optimism (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:25am
Jeremy De Chavez and Katherine Hallemeier
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Optimism is not readily associated with the postcolonial. Indeed, postcolonial writing has been described as melancholic and postoptimistic, a repository of the injurious legacies of empire. It is a reputation consonant with postcolonialism’s revelatory project of unmasking imperial designs in canonical texts and exposing complicity in postcolonial writing. In addition, almost by definition, the postcolonial novel expresses disillusionment with nationhood and the developmentalist logics that frame it.

Technoculture Volume 10 (2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:25am
Technoculture: an online journal of technology in society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 3, 2020

For our tenth year anniversary issue, Technoculture is seeking critical essays and creative works from a broad range of academic disciplines that focus on cultural studies of technology, and especially on the future of the study of technology and culture.

Essays and creative works we publish examine the topic technology and society, or, perhaps, technologies and societies. This call is ongoing and open topic, and we encourage a broad definition of technology. Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities.

MSA 2020 - Millay, Lowell, Teasdale, and the ‘Sentimental’ Modern Poet

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

Call for Proposals

Millay, Lowell, Teasdale, and the ‘Sentimental’ Modern Poet

 

Modernist Studies Association

Brooklyn, NY

22-25 October 2020

 

Organized by Sarah Parker (Loughborough University) and Francisco E. Robles (University of Notre Dame)

 

Scandalous Short Stories

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
Timothy K. Nixon, SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

SAMLA 92 will be taking place in Jacksonville, Florida, from November 13th to the 15th. The theme of this year's conference is SCANDAL! This particular panel considers the genre of the short story juxtaposed with the conference's theme: Scandal. We welcome proposals considering short works of fiction that are scandalous, that caused a scandal, or that were inspired by scandal. By May 31st, please send a 200-word abstract, brief biography (no more than 75 words), and A/V requirements to Dr. Timothy K. Nixon, Shepherd University, at tnixon@shepherd.edu.

Dostoevsky at 200: International Receptions (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
International Dostoevsky Society / Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Considerable research has been devoted to Fyodor Dostoevsky's incorporation of non-Russian art and texts as inspiration for his writing. Comparatively less attention, however, has been to paid to the immense influence the author's own life and works have had on literature, drama, philosophy, and art. This panel seeks to explore Dostoevsky's reception, as a man and as an author, by 20th and 21st century world writers and artists. It is co-sponsored by the International Dostoevsky Society and the Reception Study Society in celebration of the author's 200th year.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to: 

Global Indigeneity (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
Ahmed Idrissi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Considers theoretical and political questions raised by the model of “trans-indigeneity” paying attention to indigenous mythologies, histories of settler colonialism, and questions of comparison, translation, resistance, language, and appropriation.  Send 300-word abstract and short bio by March 20, 2020 to Ahmed Idrissi aidrissi@prdue.edu and Neville Hoad nhoad@austin.utexas.edu

From Proletariat to Precariat: Representations of Class and Identity in Working-class writing from the 1930s to the present

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
The University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

We invite submissions to an interdisciplinary conference on working -class fiction, to be held at the University of Birmingham in June.

 

In a recent Guardian article Tim Lott laments the death of the English working-class novel and likewise that of the English working-class literary novelist. He qualifies his pronouncement, by remarking the delineation ‘English’ is used advisedly, for ‘the same is not true of Scotland’. Nevertheless, he may have also appended the modifiers ‘White’ and ‘Male’ before ‘English’ so as to complete the chain of associations traditionally linked to working-class writing.

CFP Fashion and Material Culture, MPCA/ACA

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:03am
Luxx Mishou, Area Chair/ The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

 

Fashion and Material Culture, MWPCA/ACA

  

The Fashion and Material Culture area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now welcoming abstracts, papers, and panel proposals for its 2020 meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 2-4, 2020.

 

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