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"Essential Workers": Precarious Labor in the Literary Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 3:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 11-14, 2021 / Philadelphia, PA

In light of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and public debate about who or what kind of work is deemed “essential,” this panel seeks to examine the intersection of literature and labor, prioritizing depictions of precarious workers who are sacrificing their personal well-being for the public good, but also to maintain their own economic security.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 6:10pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Women, Gender, & Sexuality - Online

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

 

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:55pm
Michael A. Antonucci | Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

The Savoy Ballroom in New York, Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the intersection of 12th Street and Vine in Kansas City, and the Green Mill on Chicago’s North Side all stand as cradles for jazz tradition.

How does one site those spaces though that have housed jazz innovations, like 1511 North 33rd in Philadelphia, John Coltrane’s Strawberry Mansion?Where are the places that jazz can call home? Improvisations and experimentation certainly, but what spaces and which places make those transitions in the artform, its delivery, and reception?

Intersectionalities of Class in Early Modern English Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:43pm
Ronda Arab and Laurie Ellinghausen
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

CFP:  Intersectionalities of Class in Early Modern English Literature

 

Eds. Ronda Arab (Simon Fraser University) and Laurie Ellinghausen (University of Missouri – Kansas City)

 

 

The editors invite essays for an edited volume on intersectionalities of class in early modern English literature. 

 

11th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:06pm
Daniel Beers / James Madison University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The African, African American, and Diaspora Studies program at James Madison University invites proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference, to be held virtually as a webinar series from Wednesday, February 17, to Saturday, February 20, 2021. This year's theme is “Movement(s), Collectives, and Collectivity.” Ranging across topics from archival practices to Black Lives Matter, the conference will bring together a group of scholars and archivists from a wide variety of overlapping and intersecting fields.

Exploring the Renaissance 2021: An International Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:06pm
South Central Renaissance Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 18, 2020

 

The South-Central Renaissance Conference (SCRC) and its affiliate societies

Queen Elizabeth I Society

Andrew Marvell Society

Society for Renaissance Art History

 

invite 15- to 20-minute conference papers for

Exploring the Renaissance 2021

March 25-27, 2021

This year’s conference will be held remotely through Zoom.

 

Submissions

Subverting Traditions in the Maghreb Through Literature and the Cinema

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:06pm
Yasmina Nagnoug Mejai / University of London Institute in Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NeMLA 2021 CONVENTION (11-14 March)

Call for Papers for a panel on the Maghreb: ''Subverting Traditions in the Maghreb through Literature and the Cinema''

Panel description:

Call for Contributions: Romantic Ethics and the ‘Woke’ Romantics

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:06pm
Anglistik und Englischunterricht (2022)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

Romantic Ethics and the ‘Woke’ Romantics

Call for Contributions

Anglistik & Englischunterricht (2022)

Guest Editors: Marie Hologa, Sophia Möllers

 

Call for Presentations: The Fourth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
Nicholas Diak & Michele Brittany / Horror Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Call for Presentations: The Fourth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020

Conference Dates: Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Sunday, May 23, 20201

Conference Hotel: The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Conference Website: http://stokercon2021.com

The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference co-chairs invite all interested scholars, academics, and non-fiction writers to submit presentation abstracts related to horror studies for consideration to be presented at the fourth annual StokerCon which will be held May 20 - 23, 2021 in Denver, CO.

Reading in Theory (ACLA 2021--Virtual)

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Despite the proliferation of critical engagements with theories of reading by scholars of literary studies, it seems fair to say that relatively little has changed since Paul de Man claimed, “the resistance to theory is in fact a resistance to reading, a resistance that is perhaps at its most effective, in contemporary studies, in the methodologies that call themselves theories of reading but nevertheless avoid the function they claim as their object” (The Resistance to Theory 15). This panel asks, is this resistance brought to a theory of reading, as if from “the outside,” or is resistance internal to any theory of reading? In what ways does reading generate and/or depend on its own resistances?

 

Need additional chapters on “REPRESENTATION OF CHILDHOOD IN ART AND LITERATURE”

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
The Department of English, Panskura Banamali College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Need additional chapters on

“REPRESENTATION OF CHILDHOOD IN ART AND LITERATURE”

 

We are editing a volume that proposes to promote original, critical research works. Essays will study, interpret and question the critical issues relating to childhood and children. In order to refurbish the interdisciplinary prospect of the field, works offering newer insights and concentrating on its representation in other literatures or other forms of arts like painting, films etc. will also be encouraged.

We encourage potential writers to contribute essays on these particular areas-

1. Childhood and language

2. Childhood and film

3. Childhood in Performative and Visual arts

4. Childhood and food

Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio, di studi, scritture, visioni

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio, di studi, scritture, visioni
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Call for papers

«Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni», n.13, 2021

 

«Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni» is soliciting original contributions for its 13th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2021. «Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni» is an open access journal directed by Elena Cervellati and Elena Randi and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).

 

Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (CEA 4/8/21–4/10/21)

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
College English Aassociation
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Creative Writing: Non-Fiction at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations of Creative Writing: Non-Fiction for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry at CEA 2021 (CEA 4/8/21–4/10/21)

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
College English Aassociation
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Fiction and Poetry at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations of Fiction and Poetry for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Chapter on Molly Keane (M.J. Farrell) and the Gothic for edited collection "Middlebrow Gothic: Dark Domesticity in British Popular Fiction, 1920-1960"

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
Christopher Yiannitsaros
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020

A chapter which explores the fiction of middlebrow author Molly Keane (alias: M.J. Farrell) in realtion to the Gothic is sought to round off the edited collection Middlebrow Gothic: Dark Domesticity in British Popular Fiction, 1920-1960.

 

The original CfP is as follows:

 

Mélanges in homage to Pr. Dr. Denis Mukwege - https://journals.openedition.org/lisa/11789

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
Rennes University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 14, 2021

n this troubled and troubling period when “normal” life is suspended and depends on lockdowns whose duration can only be indeterminate in the face of an invisible and devastating evil,
At a time when everyone’s anguish is palpable, dominated by hardships and sacrifices, our civic responsibilities, our humanitarian preoccupations are all the stronger.
In this suspended time, perhaps more than ever, certain words resonate and give birth to thoughts and reflections, i.e. the sharing of ideas, ideas of solidarity, of collaborative deeds or actions, offering friendship, comfort, goodwill...

Ecology as Modernity’s New Horizon: Narratives of Progress, Regression and Apocalypse in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, University of Lausanne
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

 

Ecology as Modernity’s New Horizon:

Narratives of Progress, Regression and Apocalypse in the Anthropocene

  

Editors:Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet & Christian Arnsperger

University of Lausanne, Switzerland

agnieszka.soltysikmonnet@unil.ch         christian.arnsperger@unil.ch

 

Deadline for submission of article proposal (max. 300 words): November 15, 2020

Edited book on “Theatre-Fiction”

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
Dr. Graham Wolfe / National University of Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.

 

Craft(ing) the Classroom, A Poetry and Pedagogy Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
West Chester University Poetry Center
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 

The West Chester University Poetry Center 

Call for Papers 

Craft(ing) the Classroom, A Poetry and Pedagogy Conference 

February 18-20, 2021 

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020 

2nd CFP: British Travels to the Americas During the Long 19th Century (NEMLA 2021 Panel virtual & in person)

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
Jose Lara / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel seeks to investigate cross-cultural and intercultural exchanges in British literature produced by men and women who traveled to and from the Americas (North, Central, and South) during the long 19th century (1750-1900). It provides a critical examination of the ideological underpinnings and socio-political reasoning for the production of British travel narratives as well as the effects they had on the construction of identity, race, and gender in American and British territories during this period. In doing so, we hope to challenge established academic disciplinary boundaries and provide new insights into the intricate relationships between transatlantic literature, identity, and politics.

ART, AESTHETICS, AND CULTURE IN INDIAN FOLKLORE

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
GD Goenka University, Gurugram
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020


  1. Understanding Indian Folklore

  2. Globalization and Folklore Literature

  3. Folk Art of India

  4. Folklore Theories 

  5. Folklore Aesthetics and Folk Poetics

  6. Indian Folklore: Forms and Patterns

  7. Indian Folklore and Performing Arts

  8. Ideology, Propaganda, and Folklore

  9. Identity, Culture, and  Folklore

  10. Folklore and  Oral Tradition

Evil in/and Stephen King: Essay Volume

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 12:22am
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

The concept of evil received much attention throughout the 20th century. Despite the industrial scale atrocities committed in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Maoist China, alongside the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Rwanda, as well as the explosion of serial killers like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Andrei Chikatilo in the latter part of the 20th century, the first two decades of the 21st century have been largely unconcerned with rigorous discussion of such evil.

General Issue on Caste and Leftist Politics

updated: 
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 2:12pm
All About Ambedkar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

All About Ambedkar: A Journal on Theory and Praxis, launched in 2020, is an online journal dedicated to closely reading Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s texts and critiquing caste and leftist politics. Check out the website of the journal for further details: www.allaboutambedkaronline.com.

For its upcoming general issue, the journal invites original and previously unpublished articles on the following topics.

​1. Critical reading of Ambedkar’s texts

2. Reviews of recent books on Ambedkar and Caste Studies

3. Analysis of caste-related discrimination and violence

4. Exploration of the theme of caste in literature, cinema, music, painting, photography and social media

Egan, After Postmodernism (NeMLA 2021 panel)

updated: 
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel will consider Jennifer Egan’s work in light of the post-90s literary and cultural movements emerging after postmodernism. While these contemporary trends have different names and aims (post-postmodernism, metamodernism, new sincerity, post-irony, digimodernism, performatism, the neoliberal novel, and many more), they all attempt to critique and move beyond postmodernism in some concentrated way. We invite papers that locate and complicate Egan’s work in relation to these contemporary movements.

ennifer Egan will be the convention's keynote speaker this year.

Ways of Reading: The Politics of Method (NeMLA 2021 roundtable)

updated: 
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The problem of method in literary scholarship continues, with the contemporary wave of “ways of reading” reanimating it through proposals of postcritique, surface reading, reparative reading, descriptive reading, distant reading, denotative reading, and so on. Many of these new approaches do their own critical work of locating and addressing the ideological implications of more traditional scholarly practices (as when Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick posits reparative reading against a tradition of paranoid reading, or when Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus advocate for surface reading against symptomatic reading). At the same time, many of these new approaches to methodology have also been brought to task for not being politically self-reflective enough.

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