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MLA 2021 - Bureaucratic Poetics

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:49pm
Alexandra Irimia / Western University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This proposal for a special session panel at the 2021 MLA Convention (Toronto, Jan 7-10) invites 250-word abstracts for critical, theoretical, and comparative explorations of literary works involving bureaucratic subjects, settings, and tropes. Particular emphasis falls on clerk figures and paperwork, analyzed in their poetic and narrative complexities.

 

Please send your abstracts to airimia2@uwo.ca by March 15.

 

Official call:

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Paper12865.html

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Cinematic Representations of Women in Modern Celebrity Culture (1900-1950) (edited collection)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:49pm
Leticia Perez Alonso / Jackson State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

We invite proposals for contributions to an edited collection on cinematic representations of women in works of art, poetry, fiction, theater and criticism of the avant-garde. The popularization of film stars such as Blanche Sweet, Mae Marsh, Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo and Brigitte Helm shaped the cultural imaginary of modernity to such an extent that they influenced the creative activity of artists and writers in the years 1900-1950. Questions centering on feminine stardom will set the background of this collection of essays examining the intersections of vanguardism with popular culture, publicity and performance. How are images of femininity circulated and consumed by the spectators of the cinematic medium?

Painful Pleasure, Pleasurable Pain

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:53pm
JSBC
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Painful Pleasure, Pleasurable Pain

 

Call for Contributions

 

JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF BRITISH CULTURES ( 2/2022)

 

Guest Editors: Sarah Schäfer-Althaus and Cornelia Wächter

 

Economy and Value of Time in Boredom

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:49pm
MLA 2021 Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This special session invites papers examining the problem of time in boredom in 19th-20th century literature, particularly in the context of value and economy of time in relation to boredom. Please send 250 word abstracts and short bios by March 15, 2020 

 

 

Deadline extended: Cognitive literary studies. Theories, methodologies, and challenges

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Luxembourg School of Religion & Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Les études littéraires cognitives. Théories, méthodologies et défis

Cognitive literary studies. Theories, methodologies, and challenges

 

Journée d’études organisée par Luxembourg School of Religion & Society

Study day organized by the Luxembourg School of Religion & Society

                                   

Le 22 mai 2020, de 8h45 à 19h30

May 22, 2020, from 8:45 AM to 7:30 PM

Lieu/venue: Luxembourg School of Religion & Society

52, rue Jules Wilhelm, L-2728 Luxembourg

 

International Conference: Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:40pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

International Conference:Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Rupture25 July 2020 - Cambridge, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

This conference will provide a deeper look into the dynamic and complex relation between construction, codes, language, expression, on one side and the crisis of representations, traumas, discontinuities and tensions in discourses, on the other. This will be conducted according to three research areas:

Theorizing the Child for the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:39pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Theorizing the Child for the Twenty-First Century

Call for Papers for MLA 2021

 

Multidisciplinary Perspectives of Islam after 9/11

updated: 
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 6:43am
Priyadarshini Gupta, Assistant Professor of English at O.P. Jindal Global University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Even though Said’s Orientalism critiqued the western view of Islam as a fixed force, Muslims were seen as a distant danger living in faraway lands.

Persistent Commercialization: Literary Criticism, Publishing, and the Academy

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:27pm
MLA Forum on Narrative and the South Asian and Diasporic Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The ISSN and the South Asian and South Asian Diasporic forum at the MLA invite 300 word abstracts for a collaborative panel examining the cultural politics of South Asian narrative studies and literary criticism given their imbrication in financialized academic markets by March 15. 

Literary endeavors have long been deeply imbricated with commercialization.  Drama for the stage, poetry for patrons, and fiction for mass readership ensured that the production of literature was always connected to market imperatives. Today, authors and literary works are embedded in a global profit-oriented publishing matrix.

Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about medieval England

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:23pm
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Updated submission deadline.

“Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about medieval England”

MMLA 2020 Permanent Session Old and Middle English Language and Literature

The general conference theme “cultures of collectivity” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures.  Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest.

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