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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. 

Chapters for "Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
Douglas Vakoch, PhD / CIIS
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transgender Literary Theory and Criticism. We are seeking chapters that show how transgender theory can provide novel insights for developing literary theory and conducting literary criticism, as well as chapters that analyze specific literary works that explore transgender identity and experience from the perspectives of a variety of literary theories. A sampling of confirmed contributions follows:

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 

PAMLA--Composition & Rhetoric Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Assoc. Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

PAMLA 2020 Las Vegas   Nov 12-15 2020

General Standing Session: Composition and Rhetoric

This session welcomes all papers addressing the fields of composition and rhetoric from
pedagogical, practical, and theoretical perspectives. In addition, we encourage papers that
address the conference theme, “City of God, City of Destruction,” in ways that connect the
rhetoric/composition field with topics or practices examining the current political, religious, and
social divides. Possible areas of interest include debates, classroom strategies, and rhetorical
approaches to:

Deadscapes: Wastelands, Necropoli, and Other Tolkien-Inspired Places of Death, Decay, and Corruption

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
Tales after Tolkien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A paper session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University (www.wmich.edu/medievalcongress) examining depictions of what comes in the wake of war and death in works in the Tolkienian tradition. ***This is a re-proposal of a session from the cancelled 2020 Congress.***

Cultures of Collectivity in French Literature Before 1789

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
MMLA 2020 (Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 5-8)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

In keeping with this year’s MMLA conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity”, this panel solicits propositions that reflect on the many ways in which the individual and the collective were conceived in pre-revolutionary society. Rather than viewing the individual and the collective as being separate facets of social existence, papers that look at the liminal movement between subjective experience and the larger political body will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

CfP Update: Extended Deadline | ComFor Goes Online "Comics and Agency – Actors, Publics, Participation"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm
Vanessa Ossa / German Society for Comics Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

15th Annual Conference of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) | 8 to 10 October 2020 | Online

ComFor’s 15th annual conference aims to intensify a dialogue between the various disciplinary approaches to the medium of comics and related popular narrative images (including manga, graphic novels or cartoons) by focusing on the concept of medial, mediated, and mediating agency. Building on perspectives from actor-network theory and subsequent approaches to a possible actor-media theory, the conference aims to reconstruct the complexities of distributed agency within historical and contemporary cultures of comics.

Legacies of Tolkien's Whiteness in Contemporary Medievalisms

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm
Tales after Tolkien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A roundtable session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University (www.wmich.edu/medievalcongress) examining the continuing effects of Tolkien's depictions of race in medievalist works. ***This is a re-proposed session from the cancelled 2020 Congress.***

SCMLA General Linguistics VI Permanent Section

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020

SCMLA 77th ANNUAL CONFERENCE October 8-10, 2020

Whitehall Hotel • 1700 Smith St.  • Houston, TX 77002

Conference Theme: “Politics of Protest”

 

Speculating Identities and Defying Stereotypes: South Asian Women Writers and Idealistic Mobilities

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:42pm
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 5, 2020

The issue intends to bring to the fore the writings of women from colonial and postcolonial era of South Asia, particularly exploring how these women writers addresses the issues of violence, speculating identity and belongingness while defying stereotypes in primarily male literary traditions as a focal point. Moreover, the proposed issue considers how different literary genres ranging from novels, poetry, novellas, short stories, memoirs to autobiographies by South Asian women writers present an exclusive and inimitable insight into varied understandings of pre-constructed gender roles and relations in the context of south Asian society and culture.

"Work, work your thoughts": Henry V revisited

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 4:21pm
Sophie Chiari, Sophie Lemercier-Goddard PUBP - ENS Lyon/Université Clermont Auvergne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

"Work, work your thoughts": Henry V revisited

DEADLINE EXTENDED 6/1/20!

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 2:30pm
2020 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

contact email: 

farrell@msoe.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020

Minneapolis, MN

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area **DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 6/1**

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:46pm
Cory Barker, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

**DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN TO 6/1/20**

**VIRTUAL PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITIES PROBABLE**

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area

Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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