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Figuring Race: Special issue of The Comparatist

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:12pm
Zahi Zalloua / The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
Topic: Figuring Race
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

We welcome contributions that examine the notion of race in comparative studies and literary theory. How do we imagine, represent, and construct race today? What role does race play in the Humanities? How do we talk about race in an ideologically color blind society? How does racial difference relate to other type of differences? Can we foreground race while avoiding both the pitfalls of identity politics and the depoliticization of race by neoliberalism? Topics of interest could include:

Black Lives Matter

Critical Race Theory

Solidarity Movements

Intersectionality

Cosmopolitanism

Il sessismo nella lingua italiana, trent'anni dopo Alma Sabatini. Linguaggio, diritto, politica e società

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:10pm
Anna Lisa Somma
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Nel 1987, per iniziativa della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, vide la luce "Il sessismo nella lingua italiana", opera curata da Alma Sabatini, all’interno del quale avevano trovato posto le "Raccomandazioni per un uso non sessista della lingua italiana", diffuse alla fine del 1986. L’intero studio era stato concepito per coniugare riflessione teorica e prassi quotidiana, affinché potessero far insieme breccia nel sentire comune, anche e soprattutto grazie all’impegno degli operatori della comunicazione, come dimostra pure l"’Ammissione di colpa e chiamata di correo" di Sergio Lepri – già direttore dell’ANSA – che accompagnava la ricerca.

Haunting, Horrible Hunger: Food for Fright

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:10pm
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

[A]nd so I left my fairy godmother, with both her hands on her crutch stick, standing in the midst of the dimly lighted room beside the rotten bride-cake that was hidden in cobwebs” (Great Expectations, 158).

The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on food and consumption culture with an emphasis on the displeasing aspects of appetites: hunger, starvation, gluttony, and pica to name a few. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue’s theme and the various ways consumption or depravation becomes a “haunting” and “horrible” aspect of humanity.

Female Ghosts and Crime Fiction in American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:10pm
ALA Symposium Criminal America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Female Ghost and Crime Fiction

Panel Proposal: ALA Symposium Criminal America March 2017

Transgressions: Performance, Practice & Code

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:10pm
New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference 2017: The University of Arizona’s Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Call for Papers

 

New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference 2017:

Transgressions: Performance, Practice & Code

 

The University of Arizona’s Department of English

 

April 21-22, 2017

 

Tucson, Arizona

 

“[T]here are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.”—Herman Melville, Mardi

 

Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:09pm
Transylvanian Society of Dracula/North American Chapter
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.

Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to journalofdraculastudies@kutztown.edu.

Non-Literary Influences on Charles Olson's Poetics and Poetry

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:09pm
Charles Olson Society - American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Non-Literary Influences on Olson's Poetics and Poetry
Organized by the Charles Olson Society

American Literature Association
28th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2017
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02116-5798

The Charles Olson Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/).

SCMLA 2017: "This power was forced upon me”: Social Transformation in the Marvel Universe (Update)

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:09pm
Rebeccah Bechtold
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2017

This panel invites papers on representations of social transformation in the Marvel Universe to be presented at South Central MLA’s 2017 annual convention held October 5-8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Presenters should feel free to propose papers on a wide-range of topics. We are especially interested, however, in papers that explore the representation of trauma and/or violence as a necessary part of socially transformative practices. Proposed papers could consider, for instance, the trauma of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s terrigenesis or how Luke Cage’s body—often riddled with bullets—offers a challenge to the “All Lives Matter” movement.

Call for scholarly papers and creative writing

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:09pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The quint’s thirty fourth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th February 2017—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint’s editors or outside readers.

Blackwood's Bicentenary Conference, U. of Edinburgh, 24-25 July 2017

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:08pm
Blackwood's Bicentenary Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

On the 200th anniversary of what remains one of the most remarkable launches in British periodical history, scholars of Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, British literary periodicals, and Scottish politics and culture will gather in Edinburgh for two days of debate about the magazine’s highs and lows, its wide cultural impact, and its enduring legacies in literary history.

International Conference Aviation: The Impact on Time and Space

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:08pm
LPAZ, APEF, University of the Azores, ISCTE
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

 

International Conference

Aviation: The Impact on Time and Space

Santa Maria - Azores

September 6th – 10th, 2017

 

Call for Papers

 

The impact of aviation on the 20th and 21st centuries on both time and space has been enormous. From the first adventurers and explorers, through the first legacy companies, the jet age, and now the low cost operators, aviation has tremendously changed concepts of time and space, which in turn has impacted on commerce, security and culture.

Call for Media Reviewers and Papers - Middle West Review

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:07pm
Adam Ochonicky, Middle West Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

CALL FOR MEDIA REVIEWERS and PAPERS – MIDDLE WEST REVIEW

 

Middle West Review is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that examines the American Midwest and is published by the University of Nebraska Press. MWR is seeking scholars to review media texts that engage with midwestern identity. From popular films and television series to online exhibitions and digital archives, MWR spotlights Midwest-oriented media texts in each issue. If you are interested in reviewing a text from our list below, then please contact the MWR media review editor. We also welcome proposals for reviews of media texts that are not currently on the list.

 

Gender and Genre in Contemporary American Crime Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:06pm
Society for Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Gender and Genre in American Crime Fiction

(Criminal America: Reading, Studying & Teaching American Crime Fiction, Chicago, IL, March 3-4, 2017); due January 10

full name / name of organization: 

Society for Contemporary Literature

contact email: 

andrea.laurencell@sunyorange.edu

 

CFP - RE-READING MYTHS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY - full articles

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:06pm
HyperCultura Journal - Hyperion University, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

Dear all,

First of all, we hope you had a great holiday, and wish you an excellent new year 2017!

We would also like to invite you to submit your full articles for

RE-READING MYTHS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Accepted papers - after the double-blind peer review process, will be published in HyperCultura online, this issue will be then sent to be indexed in as many data bases as possible! Looking forward to receiving your articles!

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017!

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