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Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

A peer-reviewed journal of international scope, Frontiers of Narrative Studies under the auspice of De Gruyter features articles reporting results of research in all branches of narrative studies, in-depth reviews of selected current literature in the field, and occasional guest editorials and reports. Its broad range of scholarship includes narratives across a variety of media, including literary writing, film and television, journalism, and graphic narratives. It welcomes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narratives of all kinds from a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural perspectives. Particular emphasis is placed upon state-of-the-art research in the field of interdisciplinary narrative inquiries.

Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies [special issue]

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter) is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

*Transnational narrative

*Postcolonial narrative

*Fictional and factual narrative

*Cosmopolitanism and narrative theory

*Classical narratology revisited

*Transmedial narrative

*Fictionality

Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid: Representing Taboo in Contemporary Pop Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Dr. Christina Fawcett, Dr. Marc Ouellette & Dr. Delores Phillips
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

We are pleased to invite contributions to an edited volume that analyzes sexual taboo in contemporary popular culture, with an eye toward theorizing taboo sexual practices using frameworks that reveal the uncomfortable or silenced spaces that surround non-normative sexual desire. We seek chapters that focus on how different cultural products normalize the taboo, bringing deviant behavior into mainstream spaces that challenge the traditional relegation of non-normative behavior to fringe spaces. We invite readings of literary, film, interactive and fan-created works that reveal positive representations of taboo, opening our readers to a sympathetic experience of deviancy and socially proscribed behavior.

Southern Literature and Scandal (SAMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on topics relevant to the SAMLA 92 conference theme: “Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.” The works explored may be from any ‘literary’ medium including poetry, prose, film, or video games, and explore concepts of scandal, rebellion, resistance, creation, liminality, or precarity relative to the South[s]. We especially welcome papers that focus on the intersections of the South and lines of identity including race, ethnicity, gender, and class. If you have any questions, please contact either Shari Arnold (sarnold10@gsu.edu) or Cameron Lee Winter (clw23543@uga.edu).

The South and Science Fiction (SAMLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South is a central locale or focus of the work.

Creative Writing Panel Proposals - East Texas Writing Festival

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:54pm
LeTourneau University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Panel submissions for the East Texas Writing Festival may be creative writing or craft-related essays. Work should be submitted as an attachment on the registration form. Visit www.letu.edu/writingfest for more information on the festival. Guidelines are provided below for each genre:

  • Fiction/Nonfiction – Submissions are not to exceed 2500 words in total and should be submitted in a single document.
  • Poetry – Submit up to five poems in a single document.

All submissions should include your name and email address located on the first page.

MLA 2021 - Eugenics and the Body

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:46pm
Kim Adams and Mercedes Trigos / New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Eugenics and the Body How has eugenics—a discourse of the perfectibility of man that centers reproduction—influenced the literary construction of bodies in the broadest sense (literal, figurative, (non-)human, national, etc.)? Submit 300-word abstract for paper and 50-word bio. This is a CFP for a non-guaranteed session at the MLA.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Send submissions to: Kim Adams, New York U (kaa401@nyu.edu ) Mercedes Trigos, New York U (mtrigos33@gmail.com )

'An Overflow of Meaning: Reading and Re-Reading Hilary Mantel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 3:37am
The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

‘An Overflow of Meaning: Reading and Re-Reading Hilary Mantel’

Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, 15-16th October 2021

Call for Papers

MLA 2021 The Ethical Turn in Children's Literature and Childhood Studies (deadline 3/1/2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:09pm
Gabrielle Owen / Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

This non-guaranteed session sponsored by the Children’s Literature Association names and reflects on a recent shift in the fields of Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies toward questions of ethics regarding children and the effects of categories of age, both present and historical. At its heart, this is a shift away from the exclusive focus on cultural ideas about the child in the work of scholars like Jacqueline Rose and Karín Lesnik-Obserstein toward scholarly work that also considers the lives, texts, and matter of actual children.

Craft Critique Culture - Justice Framed

updated: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 1:47pm
Craft Critique Culture Conference - University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

Craft Critique Culture Conference 2020: Justice Framed

Call for Papers

The University of Iowa English Department invites proposals for its 2020 Annual Conference, Craft Critique Culture, to be held on the campus of The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

Event date: Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18, 2020

Abstract deadline: Friday, February 28th, 2020

Categories: interdisciplinary, humanities, arts, literature, language, politics, law, social justice, criminal justice, race, gender, LGBTQ+, resistance

Indiana College English Association 2020: Beyond Boundaries

updated: 
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 12:58pm
Indiana College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

ICEA 2020: Beyond Boundaries
Date: April 3, 2020
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Deadline for abstracts: Feb 25, 2020

The Indiana College English Association (ICEA) has been invited to represent English studies in Indiana University’s celebration of its 200-year history of intellectual capital, which also provides a venue for Indiana’s academic societies to celebrate their own intellectual capital. Next year is significant for ICEA as well, as it marks 85 years since we began hosting academic conferences. 

Conference: British Travels to Germany (September 3-5, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 3:08am
Prinz Albert Gesellschaft (Coburg, Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

For centuries, the close ties between Britain and Germany have found expression not least on the level of personal travel. Travellers came from Britain to Germany for a host of occasions and with the most diverse aims, expectations, and preconceptions. This conference explores the reports produced about their experiences in German lands by travellers from England, Scotland, and Ireland since the Middle Ages.

Extended Deadline! 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" Special Session CFP

updated: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 7:15am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS - EXTENDED DEADLINE (02/24/20)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Conference theme: “City of God, City of Destruction”

Extended Deadline! 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" Special Conference Theme

updated: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 7:13am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

Extended Deadline (02/24/20)
PAMLA 2020 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Please propose your special sessions to pamla.ballastacademic.com by February 24, 2020. Please take a look at the bottom of this page* for a list of General/Standing Sessions, and be sure your special session proposal does not replicate the topics of PAMLA's General/Standing Sessions.

Playbook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:08pm
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 24, 2020

President's SeriesPlaybook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

Wed., May 27

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

San Marino, CA

This day-long program invites literary engagement, imaginative play, and sociopolitical praxis sparked by Octavia E. Butler's archive. This is the third part of the Octavia E. Butler and Adaptation series of the Centennial President's Series events.

Workshop

Approximately 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., including continental breakfast and lunch
By application only


EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11:59 pm PST, Monday, Feb. 24

Notification of acceptance: Early March

MMLA 2020 Conference - Cultures of Collectivity

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
The Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

For its 2020 Convention, the Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes—especially, but not exclusively—proposals that broadly reflect aspects of its conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity.”  We invite proposals for individual papers as well as for fully assembled panels or roundtables.

General call for contributions

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
Dutch Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Journal for Gender Studies (Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies) is a forum for the scientific problematization of gender in relation to ethnicity, sexuality, class, and age. The journal is an interdisciplinary medium operating at the intersection of society, culture, health and science. The editorial staff invites articles about gender issues from different disciplines and accepts articles in Dutch and English. As well as publishing articles, the journal includes essays, columns (short topical and polemical articles), interviews, reviews, summaries of dissertations and conference reports. 

Russian & American Short Stories & Influence (updated)

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
Jeff Birkenstein / Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

UPDATE: We have a contract with Lexington Books!

 

But we are posting our updated CFP because we would still like one or two more excellent essays on specific authors.  

 

The Art of Encounter in Teaching and Learning

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:14pm
The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning of the National Council of Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Art of Encounter in Teaching and Learning

 

The 26th annual summer conference of The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

of the National Council of Teachers of English

www.aepl.org; aeplconf2020@gmail.com

June 25-28, 2020, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

 

‘ARTPOLITICAL’ – MARGARET ATWOOD'S AESTHETICS

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:45pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

International Conference, 8-10 October 2020, University of Göttingen, Germany

Convenors:       Dr. Dunja Mohr (Erfurt) and PD Dr. Kirsten Sandrock (Göttingen)

"Affect, Action, and the Anthropocene" UIGEC

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:44pm
University of Idaho
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

The University of Idaho invites the submission of abstracts (250-300 words) on the theme of “Affect, Action, and the Anthropocene” for the 9th annual UI Graduate English Conference, scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020. 

 

Conference - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 2:45pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, September 25th - 26th

 

Organizing institutions:

Department of Philosophy of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan; Triennale di Milano.

 

Organizers:

Raffaele Ariano (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano), Leonardo Caffo (NABA - Nuova accademia di belle arti di Milano; Fondazione Triennale di Milano).

 

Confirmed speakers:

Stephen Mulhall – University of Oxford (keynote)

Sandra Laugier – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (keynote)

Documentary Poetry: "A Canadian Genre"? MLA 2021

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:41pm
Claire Grandy / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

This roundtable for the 2021 MLA Convention in Toronto invites participants to briefly present and discuss documentary poetry by Canadian and First Nations writers. We particularly invite papers relating to questions of political activism, historical revisionism, and archival materials. Please send 250-word abstracts to Claire Grandy (claire_grandy@brown.edu) and Whitney DeVos (wdevos@ucsc.edu) by March 16th.

 

Blogging Rebecca West

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:40pm
Daniel Kielty / International Rebecca West Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Blogging Rebecca West

The International Rebecca West Society has recently launched a new website: https://rebeccawestsociety.wordpress.com/

We are interested in any kind of submission that conveys a passion for and sheds new light on Rebecca West’s life and work. This may include but is by no means limited to:

Digital Expressions of the Self

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:40pm
National Institute of Technology, Silchar (Assam, India)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

International Symposium

on

Digital Expressions of the Self

Organized by the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

National Institute of Technology Silchar

 

7-8 December 2020

Pre-Symposium Workshop: 5-6 December 2020

 

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA)

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:37pm
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
MMLA 2020, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI
Abstract Deadline: April 5, 2020

General Conference Topic: “Cultures of Collectivity”

The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with any aspect of the theme “Cultures of Collectivity” for the 2020 conference. Please find a general description of this theme here: 

https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/

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