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Diverse Destinies/Dystopias

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:51am
Kaylee Jangula Mootz/ Co-Sponsored by Children's Literature Association and the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

MLA 2020 Panel CFP  

Co-Sponsored by Children’s Literature Association and Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

Non-Guaranteed

 

 

Panel Title:

Diverse Destinies/Dystopias

 

MLA 2020: Robert Frost and Fiction

updated: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:19am
The Robert Frost Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

Modern Language Association Convention, Seattle, January 9-12 2020

Sponsor: The Robert Frost Society

Contact: Calista McRae, mcrae@njit.edu

Deadline for proposals: Monday, March 25, 2019

Session title: “Robert Frost and Fiction”

The Robert Frost Society invites papers on Frost and fiction, broadly construed: his reading in fiction and links with novelists; his prose stories; his narrative poems and fictive speakers; fiction and “lyric reading”; supreme fictions; dishonesty, gossip, invention.

Queer White Trash (MLA-Special Session)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:44pm
Joy Hayward-Jansen (UMass, Amherst)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Seeking to propose: This panel solicits papers that interrogate queer constructions and genealogies of "white trash" in the U.S. and/or globally. Literary and interdisciplinary projects welcomed. Please submit 200-250 word abstracts and bios.

Empathy as Being Human in American Drama

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:38pm
Modern Language Association and American Theatre and Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Papers will consider how American theatre and drama of any period addresses empathy as part of the human experience. What notions of empathy are sedimented into traditional form(s) and/or by what practices do American plays re-humanize compassion for “the other?” Do American plays invite us to recognize “the other” in ourselves? How might empathy, compassion, and humanism help us to ask new questions regarding American theatre’s past, present, and future - such as how American plays refashion Classical ideas about dramatic catharsis? Conversely, panelists might pursue lines of inquiry, Brechtian or otherwise, which ask readers and audiences to consider a politicized theatrical “awakening” as an empathetic act.

Literature of the American South

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:48pm
albeit
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring Southern Literature.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

  • The American South in a global context

  • post-Katrina literature

  • New Southern Gothic

  • The South on Film

  • LGBTQ Southern identities

  • Appalachia and the opioid epidemic

  • Southern memoir

Academic Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:43pm
albeit
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring campus literature.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic satire

  • Campus murder mysteries

  • Academia and the bildungsroman

  • Campus culture and privilege

  • Gender and academia

  • Campuses on film

  • Literary representations of HBCUs

Eco-literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:49pm
albeit
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring new environmental literature.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

  • Cli-fi

  • Eco-literature from the 1970s to the twenty-first century

  • Film and the environment

  • Ecological crimes

  • Consequences of global climate change on human politics

  • Eco-literature and/as activism

Special Issue: "Theology of Marilynne Robinson in a Postsecular Age"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:14pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The journal, Humanities, is now accepting proposals for a special issue on "Theology of Marilynne Robinson in a Postsecular Age."  The deadline for the proposal is Janauary 31, 2019.  

 

“What end is served in abstracting the glimmer of numinosity, the summons to awe…from its particular histories, institutions, communities, struggles?”

—Tracy Fessenden, “The Problem of the Postsecular”

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