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EOI: Book Proposals for Thinking Politics Series

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
Geoff Boucher (Deakin University); Matthew Sharpe (Deakin University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

The editors of the Edinburgh University Press series, Thinking Politics, are calling for expressions of interest from authors proposing books on a range of theoreticians and philosophers whose work:

  • affects how we think about politics and the political
  • responds to or challenges hegemonic intellectual formations 

The editors would like to commission titles on theoreticians and philophers whose positioning and thinking clearly reflects this subaltern or resistant stance.

CFP: "American Literature 1870-Present," Midwest Modern Language Association 2021

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

“Collection Cultures”: Midwest Modern Language Association Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021. The MMLA’s permanent section on American Literature After 1870 invites papers which, building on the conference theme, examine the topic of “cultures of collectivity” in American novels, poetry, and/or other kinds of texts, artwork, or cultural endeavors. Particularly invited are papers which explore cultures of collectors and collections.

Britain, Empire, and Global Afterlives: 1850-1950

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
MLA 2022, Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This panel explores the “undisciplining” possibilities of challenging Anglocentric periodization in the scholarship on the global British empire. Submissions reframing Victorian/Modernist periodicities and/or foregrounding non-English texts, translation, multilingualism, and raciality are especially welcome. Please submit a 250-word abstract to anweshakundu@wustl.edu or oishanisengupta@gmail.com

“Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group Calls for Sponsored Panels for ASLE 2021

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:09pm
Charlotte Rogers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

 The “Ecocriticisms of the Américas” Interest Group will sponsor up to two panels at the 2021 virtual Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment symposium, to be held asynchronously from July 26- August 6. See https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/2021-virtual-conference-cfp/.

Literary Urban Studies and Climate Futures (MLA 2022)

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Association for Literary Urban Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

This panel gathers papers that consider how literary urban studies might contribute to interdisciplinary scholarship on questions of equity, justice, and the material transformation of cities in the context of climate change, as they are expressed in the literature of any region worldwide or historical period. All cities are in the process of being unevenly and variously transformed by climate change. The World Bank estimates that Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia alone will generate 143 million climate migrants by 2050. Some global cities will dramatically expand to accommodate large populations of migrants.

Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
University of Opole
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature is a peer-refereed online journal published by the Department of the English Language and the Department of English Language Literatures at Opole University, Poland (for more information and the current issue see http://www.explorations.uni.opole.pl). 

MLA 2022: Academic Fiction and the Politics of Multilingualism

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Dr. Almas Khan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

Proposals sought for an MLA 2022 (Washington DC, 1/6-1/9) special session on academic fiction engaging with the politics of multilingualism thematically, formally, or otherwise. Regions and time periods are open, but comparative, intersectional, and/or interdisciplinary approaches are preferred. Submit 250-word abstracts and 150-word bios to Dr. Almas Khan at abkhan@stanfordalumni.org by March 20, 2021.

For more on next year's Modern Language Association conference theme, see https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2022/2022-Presidential-Theme-Multilin...

 

Feminist Spaces 4.1 (Spring/Summer)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Feminist Spaces 4.1 (Spring/Summer)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

Feminist Spaces has a new editorial team! We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting general submissions for our next issue.

Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invites students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writing, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies. Articles may originate or enter into dialogue with current feminist discourse or present historical research. Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

“Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies”

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:07pm
Rupkatha: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CFP: Special Issue on East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies for Rupkatha (indexed in Scopus, WoS, MLA). This special issue seeks original research focused on the cultures of East and/or Southeast Asia and their associated diasporic communities. This issue is committed to offering a platform to emerging voices; so we would particularly welcome submissions from early and mid-career scholars and advanced graduate students, more so if their work demonstrates an attempt to meaningfully engage with the concerns of the region by foregrounding methods that aim to problematize Eurocentric perspectives.

Animal Studies in Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:05pm
Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Mit allen Augen sieht die Kreatur

das Offene. Nur unsre Augen sind

wie umgekehrt und ganz um sie gestellt

als Fallen, rings um ihren freien Ausgang.

Rilke, Duineser Elegien, Die achte Elegie

Race, Theory, and the Practice of Psychoanalysis

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:05pm
Dorothy Stringer, Sheldon George / MLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

How does the category of race allow for new understandings of  20th-century and contemporary psychoanalysis? This panel, sponsored by the MLA’s Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature, seeks to broaden discussion of race’s necessary impact on contemporary understandings of psychoanalysis. We invite work from scholars, theorists, and practitioners addressing topics such as: 

 

  • Clinical relationships that make race salient for psychoanalysis

  • Under-recognized BIPOC clinicians and theorists

  • Antiracism and racism in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic institutions

Global Vietnam War Literature and Culture: Representation, Postmemory, and the Changing Geopolitics of the Transpacific

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:05pm
53rd Comparative Literature Symposium Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Long T. Bui, Associate Professor of Global and International Studies, the University of California at Irvine 

Dr. Patricia Pelley, Associate Professor of History, Texas Tech University

Dr. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Professor of English and Asian American Studies, the University of Texas at Austin

 

Special Guest Speaker

Ms. Callie Wright, Education Director, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

 

Writers Association of Northern Appalachia 2021 Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Writers Association of Northern Appalachia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Writers Association of Northern Appalachia (WANA) invites proposals for presentations, workshops, and readings for our upcoming conference to be held September 10-12, 2021 at Oglebay Park and Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia. We welcome submissions from writers living in, from, or writing about the region of northern Appalachia. 

 

Who We Are

Polyphonic Dickens

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
MLA 2022 / Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

MLA 2022 (Washington DC, 6-9 January 2022)

Dickens Society Allied Organization Panel 

This panel invites papers that consider the diversity of speech, language, and sound in Dickens, including vocal performances of and in texts; characters’ speech and speech patterns; figurative language, wordplay, and verbal excess; soundscapes. Please submit 300-word proposals and a brief bio to Michelle Allen-Emerson at meallen@usna.edu

Moving Images: Transculture, Transmedia, and Transidentities

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Kyooyung Ra / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

ABSTRACT

 

This special session seeks to explore scholarly works on images, cultures, identities, and practices that traverse conventionally ‘fixed’ or ‘impermeable’ boundaries. Topics may range widely to include instances of cultural or aesthetic appropriation, mimicry, transmedia narratives, transnational images and identities, and more.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Cultures, societies, and their productions are never static. Whatever subject or topic we as scholars study inevitably becomes mobile, undergoes transformations, and/or turns elusive to its prescribed ontologies.

Digital Expressions of the Self/ Special Issue of Convergence

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
National Institute of Technology Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

This issue of ''Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies'' engages with the digital forms of expressions of the self. We invite papers that explore the ways in which, for instance, digital techniques now allow the construction of selves that often rely more on algorithms than any ‘original’ referent. Consider, for example, how algorithms simulate images, voices etc. and have become the basis for facial recognition, biometrics and similar datafication concerning the self. This shift is indicative of what we might term posthuman condition. Along these lines,  we are interested in papers that engage with how expressions enhanced by algorithms produce multiple, fractured selves.

Victorian/Modern Crisis, Revolt, Survival

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Modern Language Association (Forum on Victorian and Early 20th C. English)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

How can Victorian and modernist models of negotiating crises inform organizing and political engagement in the present? How might we draw upon our literary historical knowledge as we respond to current conditions? (250-word abstracts)

 

(This is a guaranteed panel sponsored by the Forum on Victorian and Early 20th C. English for the MLA 2022 Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., January 6-9.)

Modernism, Consumerism, and Capitalism

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Katherine Sheldon, Cal State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 26, 2021

This call invites proposals for papers to be presented at a panel during the 2021 Modernist Studies Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 4 -7, 2021.

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Lexington Books
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

deadline for submissions:  June 1, 2021

full name / name of organization: Series Editor: Gabrie’l J. Atchison, Ph.D., Lexington Books – atchison71@gmail.com ; Acquisitions Editor: Kasey Beduhn, kbeduhn@rowman.com
contact email: atchison71@gmail.com
Environment and Religion in Feminist-Womanist, Queer, and Indigenous Perspectives

Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

Reworlding

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
tba: Journal of Art, Media, and Visual Culture/Department of Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

tba: Call for Submissions 

tba is an annual peer-reviewed journal organized by graduate students of the Visual Arts Department at Western University in London, Ontario. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for emerging and independent artists and scholars by bringing together studio, art history, cultural studies, theory and criticism, gender studies, and related fields. It encourages experimentation and risk. 

Please note that the deadline for submissions is Friday, April 30, 2021. Thank you! 

 

Reworlding

International Review of Literary Studies JUNE 2021 ISSUE

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
International Review of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Call for Papers

International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 2

LAST DATE: 15 MAY 2021

ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)

International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

68th Annual Midwest Conference on British Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:03pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 23, 2021

Midwest Conference on British Studies 68thAnnual Meeting

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

October 15-16, 2021

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 68th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, October 15-16. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sara Butler, Professor and King George III Chair of British History at the Ohio State University.  While the MWCBS intends to hold the conference onsite at Bowling Green State University, we may change the conference to an online format if extraordinary circumstances related to the Covid pandemic warrant.  If so, the change to an online format will be announced in July.

2nd International Conference University Telecollaboration in Language Classes: Teaching Practices, Linguistic Challenges and Cultural Horizons

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:00pm
The University of Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

After the success of the 1st International Conference on University Telecollaboration in language classes: Teaching practices, linguistic challenges and cultural horizons, held at Blida 2 University (Algeria) in 2019, we are pleased to announce the 2nd international conference on University Telecollaboration in Language Classes: Teaching Practices, Linguistic Challenges and Cultural Horizons. This second edition will provide another opportunity to share and spread telecollaboration teachings on an international scale. It will be co-organized, virtually, by The University of Paris (France) and Moldova State University (Republic of Moldova), on October 15 & 16, 2021.

Collectivity in Reception Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:00pm
Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Call for Papers: “Collectivity in Reception Studies.” Sponsored by the Reception Study Society

Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Jesse Wolfe/California State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Paper proposals are invited for one of several possible panels at the Modernist Studies Association Conference, scheduled to be held in Chicago from November 4-7.

 

Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). This panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.

 

Intertextuality as Intersectional Praxis

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Edited volume
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Intertextuality as Intersectional Praxis: Edited Volume

 

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