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The Hitchlit Review Seeks Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction on the Theme of Women and Secularism

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:20pm
The Hitchlit Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 17, 2017

The Hitchlit Review Seeks Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction on the Theme of Women and Secularism

Deadline: November 17, 2017

The Hitchlit Review is seeking high-quality submissions that explore secularism(s) and feminism(s) for our “Women’s Issue.” Some themes we’d love to see explored:

-Education & Secularism

-Romantic Partnerships & Secularism

-Workplace Secularism

-Domestic Secularism

-Race & Secularism

-Indigenous Feminism & Secularism

-Islamic Feminism & Secularism

-International Secularism

Victorian Sea Fiction: Unbounded Identities in a Bounded World

updated: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:53pm
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

Last call! This panel aims to use the framework of oceanic studies to interrogate Victorian sea fiction. We welcome work on nineteenth-century writers across the Anglophone world, though could be open to works in other languages. We are particularly looking for works that do not fall into traditional nationalist canons of literature or works that epitomize transnational networks of culture, empire, and economics.

"Just Read"?: Reviving Form in a Postcritical Terrain

updated: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:42pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 49th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

"Just Read"?: Reviving Form in a Postcritical Terrain 

The postcritical turn has called for an alternative to critique in favor of description, surface reading, and the literal. In response, this panel investigates recent theorizations of form that rethink critique without leaving theory behind. Taking interpretation as indivisible from description, how might we consider form as a means by which texts theorize themselves? How can form explore questions of identity, environment, or politics? How can a return to form rethink the literary and the critical together?

ReFocus: The Films of Pablo Larraín

updated: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:53pm
Laura Hatry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

One of the central figures in contemporary Chilean film, director Pablo Larraín (b. 1976), presents a harsh portrait of his country’s current reality and of its tortured history in a direct, sometimes surprising, and often controversial oeuvre, never demurring in the face of violence or painful truths about the past. His first feature film, Fuga (2006), which was poorly received by critics, focuses on a composer’s mental health issues; his striking trilogy about Chile’s recent history covers the Pinochet dictatorship in Tony Manero (2008), the last days of the Allende presidency in Post mortem (2010), and the democratic downfall of Pinochet in 1988 in NO (2012).

[UPDATE] SLI: Studies in the Literary Imagination. Call for Issue Proposals

updated: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 9:58am
Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic including a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 contributors and their paper titles with brief abstracts.

REMINDER: Geniuses, Addicts, and Scribbling Women: Depicting Writers in Literature & Film (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 9:29am
Cynthia Cravens
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Gendered representations of writers appear in all forms of popular culture, from George Gissing’s Grub Street (1898) and Edith Wharton’s Hudson River Bracketed (1929) to David Duchovney’s character in the Showtime series Californication and Melissa McCarthy’s in CBS’s Mike and Molly. Although they each portray aspects of the writing life that were characteristic of their eras, one thing they have in common (besides the fact that a writer wrote them) is that they all exhibit some kind of peculiarity, be it sex addiction, writer’s block, delusions of grandeur, fevered brilliance, etc., that either adds to or detracts from their writing.

Anemoi: Undergraduate Journal of Premodern Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 8:38am
Anemoi, New College of Florida Journal of Premodern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Anemoi is a peer-reviewed undergraduate journal of pre-modern studies being published by students at New College of Florida in Sarasota. We are looking for submissions and team members. We aim to provide a voice and CV opportunities to undergraduates.

Submissions must handle a 'pre-modern' topic, which may range broadly from classics to early modern studies, and should be directed towards an audience not necessarily bringing with them a background in the field. Papers should explain particular terminology and essential background. We encourage papers under a range of interdisciplinary topics within these fields, including but not limited to music, history, theology, literature, drama, philosophy, art, language, and economics.

Reminder: Destabilizing Acts of Witnessing (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 8:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the face of violence, acts of witness are crucial to reaffirm the humanity of those that have been dehumanized, rebuild social worlds, and assert new communal bonds. At the same time, efforts at witnessing are fraught with risk. Personal testimonies may increase feelings of isolation instead of yielding catharsis. Writers, scholars, and artists who strive to represent acts of violence risk turning suffering into spectacle and re-inscribing binaries of agency versus victimhood. No act of witness can encompass a person’s experience; there is always more to know than any narrative or representation could portray.

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 6, 2018

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:29pm
Yale University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz, Yusef Komunyakaa and Carolyn Forché, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

Acta Iassyensia Comparationis No. 21 (1/2018): FAITH AND TREASON / FOI ET TRAHISON

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:12pm
Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis,an interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 21 (1/2018), devoted to the CREDINŢĂ ŞI TRĂDARE  / FAITH AND TREASON / FOI ET TRAHISONtheme. Our invitation addresses first and foremost the (world & comparative) literature specialists, but we also welcome contributions dealing with the announced theme signed by professionals from other humanistic fields.

The deadline for the submission of articles and book reviews is December 15, 2017.

L’avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:12pm
L’avventura (il Mulino)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

L’avventura.International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes

 

CALL FOR ESSAYS 

ISSUE 1/2018

Deadline: October 3, 2017 

 

L’avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes aims at positioning itself at the heart of the contemporary debate on Italian visual and media culture, its history and its present characteristics. The journal’s main areas of interest include:

 

Poetry, Fiction, Essay Submissions for Yzur

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:12pm
Yzur literary journal from Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

¡Yzur ha hablado!

Call for Submissions

Yzur is a literary journal housed at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. We are currently looking for submissions in Spanish for our Winter 2018 issue.

We are looking for poetry, short fictions, photography, as well as short cultural essays for publication. The full instructions for submission can be found here: https://yzurlit.com/sobrenosotros/recepcion/.

If there are any questions, we ask you to email the Editorial Committee at lit.yzur@gmail.com and we will respond in a timely fashion. 

[Update] Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes: PCA/ACA 2018 3/28-3/31 Indianapolis

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:12pm
PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes: PCA/ACA 2018 3/28-3/31 Indianapolis Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2017 full name / name of organization: Pop Culture/American Culture Association contact email: disasterculture@yahoo.com 

PCA/ACA 2018 Indianapolis, IN

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)

 

The PCA/ACA annual conference is March 28 through March 31 in Indianapolis, Indiana 

Key Dates:

Jul 1                Database Opens for Submissions

Oct 1               Registration Opens

Theatre and Embodiment

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:12pm
SETC Theatre Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

SETC Theatre Symposium Volume 27

“Theatre and Embodiment”

DATES: April 13-15, 2018

LOCATION: Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

 

At the heart of the theatrical act is the simultaneous live presence of the actor and the audience. Given primacy of bodies in and to the theatrical act, how do we understand those bodies as communicating meaning? How do bodies understand themselves as operating within the theatrical or performative context? The 2018 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Theatre Symposium will focus on the interplay between theatre and embodiment. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CALL FOR ESSAYS: Journal Imaginaires: Places of Rupture

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:12pm
Dr Daniel Thomières, Université Reims Champagne-Ardenne
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Journal Imaginaires (CIRLEP, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne) Call for papers: Places of rupture Major works of art are often the result of a break or of several breaks with their time, which leads their authors to reconfigure their worldviews, reinvent their use of language, modify a genre, or conceive a new theory. But a work itself is also made up of flows and rhythms that delineate or destroy the main features of a man’s existence, a community or a territory for others to take form or be wiped out for ever.

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