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Label Me Latina/o CALL FOR SCHOLARLY ESSAYS

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:13am
Label Me Latina/o
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Label Me Latina/o is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. 

Reminder: Women and Archives

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:13am
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel

Comedy and Power Conference

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:07am
Mixed Bill: Comedy and Gender Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 21, 2018

Mixed Bill’s
Comedy and Power Conference

9th-10th November 2018

Sheffield Hallam University, UK

 

Shakespeare and the animal world

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:07am
Société Française Shakespeare
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Call for papers for the 2019 Société Française Shakespeare conference
Paris, Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, 10-12 January 2019

Call for papers

Special Issue on Amiri Baraka

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:07am
Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

This issue of JAST will be dedicated to the works and legacy of Amiri Baraka—poet, dramatist, essayist and activist. Formerly known as LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka entered the Greenwich Village literary scene in 1957 as one of the most original poets and editors of the new writing and poetry that was emerging outside of academia and the established publishing world. Baraka’s profound and pointed criticism took shape in the milieu of the racial brutality of the 1960s, and continued to transform as Black Power was put into practice. Amidst assassinations and urban rebellions, he retreated to his hometown, Newark, New Jersey, and committed himself to African American cultural expression in the broadest sense of the term.

Art and Conflict: Investigating Cross-Disciplinary Methodologies

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:07am
University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 6, 2018

‘Art and Conflict: Investigating Cross-Disciplinary Methodologies’

Workshop 25 – 26 June 2018

VCA and Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Call For Papers: Gender and Sport

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:07am
Gender Forum, an Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

In light of the FIFA world cup 2018 in Russia, an upcoming issue of gender forum approaches the question of gender and sports from a multi- and interdisciplinary angle. With the common division into men’s and women’s sports, athleticism appears as an inherently gendered occupation. Yet even outside the pitch itself, these implications reign supreme.

DACA, TPS, & Uncertainty: Immigrant Lives in the Contemporary U.S

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:07am
La Ceiba
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

La Ceiba: The Undergraduate Journal of Central American Studies is now accepting submissions for its spring 2018 special issue, themed “DACA, TPS, & Uncertainty: Immigrant Lives in the Contemporary U.S.” From the White House and State Capitols to city councils, immigration policies are currently intensely debated and contested, resulting in a myriad of changes in federal, state, and municipal laws.

MLA 2019 - Humour in Literature from Africa and the Diaspora

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:06am
Adwoa Opoku-Agyemang
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

This panel will discuss the place of humour and laughter in African literatures and literatures from the African diaspora. What are the various ways in which humour manifests itself, and to what end? Diverse methodological approaches are welcome. Please send a 250-word proposal and a short bio. 

“Bad Boys” and Girls in Sports: an edited collection of scholarly analyses

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:06am
Book publication
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

At their most basic level, sporting events are about numbers: wins and losses, percentages and points, shots and saves, clocks and countdowns. However, when it comes to sports narratives—the expert commentary before, during and after, the athlete interviews and press conferences, the fan debates around a television or in online forums, etc.—the stories quickly leave the realm of analytics and enter into mythos. The narratives we tell make sports so compelling. We shape athletes into heroes or scapegoats, Davids or Goliaths. We mold the sporting event into a comeback tale or a fall from grace. In other words, we make sports dramatic.

 

REMINDER MLA 2019: Bion and the humanities

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 8:05am
Emilia Halton-Hernandez-University of Sussex, Valerio Amoretti-Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

We are seeking 20 minute papers exploring the work of psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion and its relevance to literary studies and the humanities for the special session panel "Bion and the humanities" at the 2019 MLA in Chicago.

Please submit 250-word abstracts and a brief bio by March 15th 2018 to Valerio Amoretti (valerio.amoretti@columbia.edu) and Emilia Halton-Hernandez (e.halton-hernandez@sussex.ac.uk).

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Histories of the Future: Proto-Science Fiction from the Victorian Era to the Radium Age

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 8:59am
Ivy Roberts, Virginia Commonwealth University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

UPDATE: Seeking critical essays on early 20th-century SF

 

Call for papers: Histories of the Future: Proto-Science Fiction from the Victorian Era to the Radium Age

This anthology of proto-SF seeks critical essays that situate stories in their cultural and historical contexts.

In particular, we are looking for responses to early 20th century “pulp” SF (written before 1923), including but not limited to:

Digital Identities **EXTENDED DEADLINE**

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 6:51am
New Perspective in the Digital Humanities, Kings College London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Conceptions of identity, community, and space are given a new dimension in the digital age. Particularly since the mid 20th century, there has been a significant interest in the myriad ways that human identity is developed and expressed through technology. Researchers have adopted new tools and adapted old ones in order to account for the ways in which the digital serves to inform, organize, record, and explain both individual and communal identity. It is this flexibility to both adopt new tools and critically interrogate them that is at the center of digital humanities.

 

2018 Science Fictions, Popular Cultures Call for Presentations

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:22am
SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES CONFERENCE @HAWAIICON
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES
devoted to cross-disciplinary, cross-genre, and cross-media scholarship

SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES is a scholarly, academic conference which runs in conjunction with HawaiiCon (September 13-16, 2018) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on the western coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i.

Extended Deadline for "Maroons and Indigenous Peoples: Towards a Sustainable Future" (June 20-24, 2018)

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:21am
Charles Town International Maroon Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

"Maroons and Indigenous Peoples: Towards a Sustainable Future"

June 20-24, 2018, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

 Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring this year's theme of sustainability. It will explore the ways Maroons and other Indigenous Peoples have evolved relationships with the environment that can provide resources for today's ecological challenges. Approaching "sustainability" in broad theoretical and cultural terms, the conference will consider the roles indigenous environments, peoples, histories, and cultures play in securing an ecologically sustainable future.

All Things Arabia: Arabian Identity and Material Culture

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 8:08am
Ileana Baird / Zayed University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Submissions are being sought for a collection of essays tentatively titled All Things Arabia: Arabian Identity and Material Culture. The goal of this collection is twofold. First, we would like to challenge existing scholarship by Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, or Franz Fanon and, instead of looking at the other spaces of the Near Orient as the “great complementary opposite” of the West, to suggest new, more complex, and unbiased ways of understanding the cultural identity of the Arabian Peninsula through the things that stand for this place.

William Morris and Trans-Atlantic Radicalism (MLA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 7:54am
William Morris Society in the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

The WMS is seeking submissions for the following guaranteed session for the 2019 MLA Convention:

Labor unrest and repression in late nineteenth-century Chicago, Paris, and London helped forge internationalist ties that laid the basis for the Second International. William Morris, Walter Crane, and their acolytes were very much a part of this trans-Atlantic radical political, literary, and artistic exchange of ideas. This panel explores the dynamics and consequences of their efforts, doing so in a way that more fully elucidates Morris’s trans-Atlantic influence on socialism’s rise in the West.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 6:33am
University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

“Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age”

9-11 July 2018

University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 16 MARCH 2018

 

CFP: Edited Collection on Eliza Rachel Félix

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:13am
Nevena Stojanovic, West Virginia University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED (New Deadline: May 1, 2018)

I welcome chapter proposals for an interdisciplinary collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of the famous nineteenth-century French Jewish actress Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858). Scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies, theater, Jewish studies, history of art, journalism, etc. are encouraged to contribute the proposals. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

--Rachel as a Jewish actress

--Rachel as a tragedienne

--Rachel’s roles

--Rachel’s impact on the French theater

--Rachel’s influence on nineteenth-century actresses

--Rachel as a symbol of resistance and revolution

--Rachel as a national and international celebrity

"Apocalypse: Performance and End Times"

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:13am
MLA Drama and Performance Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

"Apocalypse: Performance and End Times"

 

"Aging and Theatre/Performance"

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:13am
MLA Darama and Performance Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018

"Aging and Theatre/Performance"

 

The Limits of Form: On Literary Content

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:13am
MLA 2019: Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

What exactly is the content of a literary text, and how does it affect the experience of reading?  How should critics approach a text's overt elements and ideas?  A lengthy and currently influential tradition of thought has emphasized literary form in a variety of creative ways, but very little has been done to explain how critics should think about content.  This panel will bring together six scholars, who will each briefly (in 8 to 10 minutes) offer a definition of literary content and an example from a particular text.  Please submit an abstract for such a paper, along with a one-page CV, to pfessenbecker at gmail.com by March 15.

Note: this is a non-guaranteed special session, and requires MLA approval.  

Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 5:08pm
SFSU Comparative and World Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Spring 2018

The SFSU Comparative Literature Student Association (CLSA) is accepting submissions for the Spring 2018 edition of the literary journal Portals.

In addition to papers looking across linguistic borders, we invite submissions from those engaging critically with literary topics from an interdisciplinary or comparative perspective. This includes:

  • Papers comparing at least two authors or texts (print/media)

  • Interdisciplinary research within the arts (philosophy, cinema studies, etc.) and sciences

DEADLINE EXTENDED EDITED VOLUME Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Border Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 2:35pm
LR CUNNINGHAM (University of Nevada, Reno) and ALEJANDRA MARQUEZ (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Edited Volume: Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Border Studies deadline for submissions: April 30, 2018. Full articles will be due June 30, 2018. full name / name of organization:LR CUNNINGHAM (University of Nevada, Reno) and ALEJANDRA MARQUEZ (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

contact email:

lacieraec@unr.edu

 

A man can’t die where there is no earth

because there will be no place

to bury him. His body is the sky

and understands the language of birds.

 

-“Where the Sky Meets the Earth”, Todd Kaneko.

 

CFP for an edited collection on Eliza Rachel Felix

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:19am
Nevena Stojanovic, West Virginia University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED (New Deadline: May 1, 2018)

CFP: Edited Collection on Eliza Rachel Félix

I welcome chapter proposals for an interdisciplinary collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of the famous nineteenth-century French Jewish actress Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858). Scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies, theater, Jewish studies, history of art, journalism, etc. are encouraged to contribute the proposals. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

--Rachel as a Jewish actress

--Rachel as a tragedienne

--Rachel’s roles

--Rachel’s impact on the French theater

--Rachel’s influence on nineteenth-century actresses

--Rachel as a symbol of resistance and revolution

Media Journey Symposium 2018: Animation in Transcultural Contexts

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:17am
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Media Journeys 2018: Animation in Transcultural Contexts

Symposium at the University of East Anglia

 24th May 2018

 

Call For Papers: Paper Proposal Deadline: 9th March 2018 (Extended deadline)

 

TIMEFRAMES

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:21am
UCLA Friends of English Southland Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 2, 2018

                                                                                           TIMEFRAMES: Southland Graduate Student Conference

UCLA Department of English  June 8-9, 2018  Los Angeles, California

Sponsored by the UCLA Friends of English

Keynote Speakers: Professor Ursula Heise, Marcia H. Howard Chair in Literary Studies, Department of English, UCLA, and Affiliate Faculty, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; second speaker TBD

 

The Specialness of Poetry

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:21am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Special claims have always been made about poetry. For Plato, poetry carried a special danger: its imaginative and rhetorical projections had the potential to corrupt the citizens of the Republic by leading them away from what is good and true. For other thinkers, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, poetry has a special moral force that must be recognized as necessary to society, even when the political efficacy of individual poems is not obvious or immediate. Theodor W. Adorno argued that the uniquely “virginal” expression of an individual lyric poem implies a protest against a social situation we cannot but feel as oppressive.

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