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Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:10pm
Rebecca Young
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

 

Essays or K-12 lesson/unit plans analyzing how literature frames a specific environmental concern are invited from educators around the world. Contributions will be organized in an instructional follow-up resource to Confronting Climate Crises through Education: Reading Our Way Forward (2018). Intended to support educators’ implementation of literature-based interdisciplinary climate instruction, the project is titled Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World. The collection will be published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Pandemics

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:10pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Pandemics

Double Helix invites Reports from the Field and scholarly Notes related to the effects of coronavirus—campus closures, social distancing, courses moved online, etc.—on pedagogy related to critical thinking and writing.

*Reports from the Field (2,500 to 5,000 words) focus more exclusively on specific pedagogical practices and are less invested in theory than Research Articles. They address institutional programs and initiatives, course and assignment design, assessment, instructor response, and readings of student work. Their modest length provides readers with an opportunity to learn quickly about a new practice and its implementation.

CFP - Journal of the Wooden O

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:09pm
Dr. Stephanie Chamberlain/Journal of the Wooden O
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 16, 2020

The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the Gerald R. Sherratt Library and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

Wooden O Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:09pm
Southern Utah University/Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topics related to the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. The 2020 symposium (our first virtual conference) seeks papers that investigate our 2020 theme: Shakespeare, Story, and Adaptation, as well as Shakespeare in times of hardship. 

Topics could range from the art and power of story-telling, legends and tales, or the drive to adapt stories. Papers may also cover the topics of playmaking in times of war, plague, and other hardships, digital or virtual playmaking, and the importance of theatre during these times. We welcome unique interpretations of these themes.

Extended deadline-A Critical Companion to Mel Gibson

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:08pm
David Da Silva
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

A Critical Companion to Mel Gibson
Edited by David Da Silva

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series
edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:08pm
Open Theology, De Gruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Theology

"Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”

 

(second call) 

 

Edited by:

 

 

Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (University of Glasgow)

Sarah Nicholson (University of Glasgow)

 

 

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Seminar: Caused Selves

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Caused Selves: Embodying the Material World in the Middle Ages

Julie Orlemanski (University of Chicago), Seminar Leader

neMLA Philadelphia 2021 Round Table (Russian Literature/Eastern Orthodoxy)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
Isaac Aday/University of Texas at Dallas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel is dedicated to discussing Eastern/Russian Orthodox traditions, morality, culture, hagiography, iconography, mysticism, practices, monasticism, and beliefs as they pertain to (or appear within) Russian and Slavic literature. Discussions of religious influence are critical to the study of many of the greatest Russian authors and poets--Dostoevsky and Tolstoy amongst many others. Still, little scholarship has explored how both Dostoevsky and Tolstoy had extraordinarily different views of the Orthodox faith and of Christianity in general, and how this might have influenced their existential perspectives of life and death, meaning and purpose, as well as their works.

SCMLA Poetry Panels

updated: 
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 12:16pm
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

2020 South Central MLA Conference

Houston, TX * October 8-10

Creative Writing – Poetry (Regular Session): The SCMLA conference is an annual conference. While the theme this year is “Politics of Protest,” we warmly welcome poetry of any style, including digital and hybrid works. Presentations should be approximately 15 minutes in length.

Updated CfP: Children's Literature and Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:13am
Lara Saguisag, CUNY-College of Staten Island
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS (updated May 2020)

 

Children’s Literature and Climate Change

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

 

Guest Editors:

Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York

 

Call for Book Chapters "Covid-19 and the Healing Touch of Technology "

updated: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 6:23am
Dr. Jatinder Garg
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 11, 2020

The novel coronavirus has thrown life out of gear throughout the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited a health crisis that has affected almost all major countries, forcing them to impose a full or partial lockdown in their respective territories. In such a situation “social distancing” seems to be the buzzword and the only solution to survival. It is during these critical times that technology is playing a major role in keeping life moving. Undoubtedly, various innovative technologies have helped in fighting this pandemic on all the fronts.

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Call for Book Chapters on Ridley Scott’s Gladiator: In Recognition of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Film

updated: 
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 10:56pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator for an edited collection. All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural and material impact of the film since its release in May 2000.

The Eudora Welty Society

updated: 
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 12:08am
Dr. Melinda McBee/South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2002

SCMLA 77th ANNUAL CONFERENCEOctober 8-10, 2020

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

Conference Theme: “Politics of Protest”

 

Privilege and Position: Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 4:29pm
The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

The 2021 Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: 

Privilege and Position 

At the University of the South, Sewanee, TN

April 9-10, 2021

Plenary Speakers:

Edward King Plenary Lecturer:

William Chester Jordan, History, Princeton University

 

Brinley Rhys Plenary Lecturer:

Seeta Chaganti, University of California, Davis

 

Call for Papers:

Panel: Decolonizing German Studies: Literature of Migration as Catalyst?

updated: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:30pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Decolonization is a growing niche in German Studies [e.g. works of Kien Nghi Ha, Dirk Göttsche, Jürgen Zimmerer] – but a niche, nonetheless. Yet Germany has been and is changing. Aladin El-Mafaalani writes: “Die Integration von Teilen in ein Ganzes verändert dieses Ganze” (83, 2018). A (more) diverse Germany necessitates comprehensive contention with its complicated past, laying bare the various structures of oppression that consciously and unconsciously impede or prohibit integration and cohabitation. Furthermore, Decolonial theory necessitates such a discussion, positing that modernity and coloniality are co-constituent: colonialism is not an effect of modernization but an element of its foundation.

Deadline extended: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

updated: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:41am
Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

 

Guest Editor: Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University) Editor: James M. Decker (Professor of English, Illinois Central College)

 

Contact email:

 

 jlhogan@fsmail.bradley.edu or jdecker@icc.edu

 

Call for Papers:

 

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html).

 

ANZAMEMS 2021: Reception and Emotion

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:02pm
ANZAMEMS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

ANZAMEMS Conference Postponed Until February 2022

​We have been closely monitoring the situation in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact upon the ‘Reception and Emotion’ conference in early February 2021.

Based on current Australian Government advice, we have decided to postpone the conference until 2022.

We are mindful of uncertainty prompted by the outbreak and cannot predict what impact it will have in the coming weeks and months.

Our primary concern is the health and safety of all involved in the conference, and we are aware of the need to ensure the conference is as safe an environment as possible for all.

Adaptation in the Humanities: Reimagining the Past, Present and Future

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:01pm
15th annual Liminia: The Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies and 39th annual Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) and Medieval and Early Modern Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

We have been closely monitoring the situation in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact upon the ‘Adaptation in the Humanities’ conference in early October 2020.

Based on current Australian Government advice, we have decided to postpone the conference until 2021.

We are mindful of uncertainty prompted by the outbreak and cannot predict what impact it will have in the coming weeks and months.

Our primary concern is the health and safety of all involved in the conference, and we are aware of the need to ensure the conference is as safe an environment as possible for all.

Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-speaking Literature and Culture (edited anthology)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:20pm
CFP (Edited Anthology): Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-speaking Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

 

Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-speaking Literature and Culture (edited anthology)

 

We are currently inviting abstracts for contributions to a peer-reviewed edited collection that examines the socialist legacy in Eastern Europe in its relation to the present and the future. We would particularly welcome contributions that focus on German-speaking film, theater, and other media in order to complement already secured contributions that primarily focus on literature.

Erasure and the Environment Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:20pm
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Extended Deadline: 1st June 2020

 

Erasure and the Environment Conference

Loughborough University, 17-18th September 2020

Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent) 

Comparative American Studies Special Issue: Elizabeth Wurtzel

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:20pm
Comparative American Studies An International Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Elizabeth Wurtzel (1967-2020) is most famous for her controversial bestselling autobiographies, Prozac Nation (1994) and More, Now, Again (2001). These works are often cited as seminal in the ‘memoir boom’ of the late 1990s and early 2000s and established Wurtzel as a cult classic and an icon of her generation. Her writing spans across almost 40 years and includes journalism, personal essays (most notably Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women (1998)), and other non-fiction. In the aftermath of Wurtzel’s passing in January 2020, a reappraisal of her literary career seems both timely and a mark of tribute. We welcome articles exploring the following aspects:

MLA Just-in-Time Session: Covid-19 and Early Modern Protest

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:20pm
Nikki Roulo/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

On April 30th, 2020, protesters flocked into Lansing, MI, to contest stay-at-home orders that slowed the spread of Covid-19. A number of the crowd carried assault rifles, Confederate flags, swastikas and nooses. Such displays of racism and violence prompt a questioning of the “right to protest” and “allowed” voice, especially when such displays harm people.

CFP, spr2021 Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research: Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:19pm
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 25, 2020

Undergraduate research has proliferated at community colleges over the last decade through course-based research experiences, multi-institutional collaborations, and federal funding. The spring 2021 Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR), guest edited by Jim Hewlett (Finger Lakes Community College-SUNY), will examine undergraduate research at community colleges. How is undergraduate research implemented at community and technical colleges? How is undergraduate research used to train the workforce? How have community colleges institutionalized undergraduate research?

Call for Papers [Volume: 08, Issue: 02]

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:18pm
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for Volume: 08, Issue: 02 [April-June, 2020 Issue] of IJ-ELTS.  

The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-

Digital Heroisms

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:18pm
Games & Gaming Lab / University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Hello Digital Heroes!

We are excited to announce the relaunch of the Digital Heroisms Conference!

Given the effect that Covid-19 has had on the University of Glasgow and on all of us, Digital Heroisms will be moving online. It will be hosted in the world of Gielinor, in Runescape, to embody the spirit of Digital Heroism by connecting scholars from across the globe to exchange research in a Fantasy world.

We are reopening the call for papers from today, with an amended deadline of July 8th.

The conference itself will take place on August 5th.

The Tunnel at 25 Project

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:17pm
Ted Morrissey
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

William H. Gass’s magnum Opus The Tunnel turns 25 in 2020, and it’s been just over fifty years since parts of the novel began appearing in print in 1969; thus, it may be an appropriate time to reassess Gass’s massive work, which was met with a wide range of reactions when it came out in 1995, from effusive praise to bewilderment to outright hostility.

The primary goal of this project is to direct attention to The Tunnel, which has become one of those great books (no matter how one defines great) which is rarely read. In fact, on April 9, 2020, Lithub.com published a list of “The 50 Best Contemporary Novels over 500 Pages” – “Long Books, Worth Your Time” – and The Tunnel was not among them.

Americana: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:16pm
Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.

DEADLINE: 1 June 2020 for the Spring 2020 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2020

We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, quarantine, COVID-19, and other related topics.

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