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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

Call for essay proposals on teaching comic texts

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:39pm
Bev Hogue/MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

When comedy dominates popular culture so thoroughly that it’s difficult to distinguish spoofs from truths, when identities and relationships form and fumble on a foundation of comic memes, and when the powerful and the powerless wield comedy alternately as weapon or shield, it’s time for the academy to take comedy seriously. Teaching Comic Texts, edited by Bev Hogue, will examine how comic texts of many types can be deployed in classrooms, either as a topic of literary or cultural study or as a window into understanding other fields. In addition to exploring historical and theoretical contexts, essays in the volume will provide practical insights for teaching comic texts in a variety of disciplines.

Vision and Sight in Children’s Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:16pm
Kate Slater
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

MLA 2020: Vision and Sight in Children’s Literature and Culture
Non-guaranteed session co-sponsored by the Children’s and Young Adult Literature forum and the Disability Studies forum 

Trust: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:13pm
Dr Robert Fisher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

Trust: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 31st August 2019 - Sunday 1st September 2019
Lisbon, Portugal

We live in a time when manipulated images, partisan reporting, and allegations of ‘fake news’ make it increasingly difficult to determine whether individuals and institutions are worthy of our trust. Trust is akin to a leap of faith that depends on a combination of experience, intuition, bravery and sheer hope. As Alphonse Lingis observes, ‘[…] to trust you is to go beyond what I know and to hold on to the real individual that is you.” Interpersonal trust circumvents the uncertainties that may put relationships at risk and transforms these into the most wondrous of alliances as doubt turns to rapture.

Edited Anthology - The Heroine's Tale: Reimagining The Female Hero's Journey in the New Millennium 

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:04pm
Caroline Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

We are seeking proposals for chapters for a new edited collection titled “The Heroine's Tale: Reimagining The Female Hero's Journey in the New Millennium.” This collection considers the role of the contemporary heroine, aiming to take stock of existing conversations and debates related to cultural and creative representations of heroines and heroinism and providing the basis for new directions of inquiry.

 

Fear 2000: Contemporary Horror Worldwide Conference – 1-2 June 2019 (Abstracts due 1 March 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:03pm
Department of Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers and 80-minute panels for the fourth annual Fear 2000 conference at Sheffield Hallam University – Fear 2000: Contemporary Horror Worldwide. Hosted by staff and postgraduate students in the Department of Humanities, the conference will investigate international horror in the twenty-first century.

Penumbra: Call for papers, creative fiction/non-fiction, poetry, artwork

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:02pm
Jonina Anderson-Lopez/Union Institute & University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Penumbra: Call for papers, creative fiction/non-fiction, poetry, artwork deadline for submissions: February 15th, 2019 full name / name of organization: Penumbra, Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies contact email: editorp@myunion.edu / andersonlopezg@myunion.edu 

https://unionpenumbra.org/guidelines/

Lit-Rock: Literary Capital in Popular Music

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:01pm
J. Ryan Hibbett / Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Call for Chapter Proposals

Book Title: Lit-Rock: Literary Capital in Popular Music

Editor: J. Ryan Hibbett, Northern Illinois University

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019

 

 

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