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Seeking Book Reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting book reviews for our upcoming special issue: Transition/Transgress. 

We are particularly interested in reviews of the following texts: 

In The Wake: On Blackness and Being, Christina Sharpe (Duke 2016)

Queer Philologies: Sex, Language, and Affect in Shakespeare's Time, Jeffrey Masten (UPenn 2016)

No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies, edited by E. Patrick Johnson (Duke 2016)

Octavia Butler Companion

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:32pm
Dr. Gregory Hampton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Papers:

Butler Companion

 

Editors Gregory J. Hampton (Howard University) and Kendra R. Parker (Hope College) are seeking submissions for The Bloomsbury Companion to Octavia E. Butler. This book will be a collection of literary criticism and theory by an international range of contemporary scholars exploring major themes across the full span of Octavia Butler’s writing.  

 

We welcome essays that survey past and current scholarship on Butler; however, we are most interested in work that will point forward to new directions and new agendas in Butler scholarship on both domestic and international levels.

 

Call for Submissions:Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:27pm
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

Confusion

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:02pm
Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School's graduate journal of religion
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2017

CFP: FALL 2017 EDITION OF GLOSSOLALIA

Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School’s peer-reviewed graduate journal, is pleased to announce its call for papers for inclusion in the Fall 2017 edition, on the theme of “Confusion.”

Producing the Sacred: Exchanges between Sociology of Religion and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:15pm
Annual convention of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Los Angeles, March 29-April 1, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

https://www.acla.org/seminar/producing-sacred-exchanges-between-sociology-religion-and-literature

Whereas religious study often dwells with the theological question of how the sacred has been revealed to humanity, sociologists of religion Emile Durkheim and Max Weber preferred to ask how the sacred is made and remade within a society. For them, human activity assumes a power sometimes attributed to supernatural forces: the power to produce the sacred.

Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory - Call for papers

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:40am
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory

 

issue 3.2, December 2017

Call for papers

 Every December issue of the Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory will be a non-themed collection of papers written by established scholars and young researchers alike, welcoming contributions which detail results of conceptual and analytical work, as well as reviews of books published 3 years in advance, the earliest. Would-be contributors are invited to send articles illustrating the complexities of their field of choice, engaging with literary and cultural theory so as to promote reading in a customized framework that privileges interdisciplinarity and self-reflection.

Ecology of Disaster (ACLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:15pm
Isabel Sobral Campos
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

This is a CFP for presentations for the 2018 American Comparative Literature Association in Los Angeles, March 29 - April 1.

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Extreme weather. Defaunation and the sixth mass extinction. The great Pacific garbage patch. Desertification. Coral bleaching. Catastrophic climate change.

The 2nd Congress of the World Literature Association “Center and Periphery: A New Approach to World Literature” October 19-21, 2017

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:40am
UCL, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

From October 19 to October 21, 2017, the University of Louvain (UCL, Belgium) will host the Second Congress of the World Literature Association, titled “Center and Periphery: A New Approach to World Literature”.

 

Among others, Pascale Casanova’s and Franco Moretti’s works have demonstrated how relevant the notions of “center” and “periphery” are for studying the world literary system. Far from exhausting all the issues related to this binary approach to literature, such works have rather shown a set of aspects that are yet to be explored in the definition of a world literature and which are likely to bring a reconsideration of the latter from a diachronic as well as a synchronic point of view.

 

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