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Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:06pm
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The KFLC 2021 Executive Committee is proud to open sessions devoted to the presentation of scholarly research in the following areas:

The Senses & Interior Design

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:05pm
Dr John Potvin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Apart from the recent exhibition and attending catalogue for the 2018 Cooper-Hewitt exhibition, Senses: Design Beyond Vision, which focused on countless objects, and Diana Fuss’ compelling The Sense of an Interior(2004) which explores the specific rooms of four giant literary figures from the nineteenth century, a sustained investigation of the complex relationships between the senses and interior design remains elusive. Yet, despite this absence countless are the examples and vantage points from which to explore a constellation of interior design practices, theories and uses that have taken the five senses (sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing) into consideration.

“Addiction: Agency and Attachment”

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:04pm
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Call for Papers for Special Issue of English Language Notes

“Addiction: Agency and Attachment”

 Rebecca Lemon, editor 

University of Southern California

 

“Strategic Gazes: Black Women Watchers in the Abolitionist Uprising”: MLA JUST-IN-TIME SESSION PROPOSAL

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:04pm
Carmel Ohman / Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020

The MLA Convention (virtual, Jan 7-10, 2021) has opened up last-minute slots for proposed sessions discussing the events of summer 2020. The session organizer invites contributions for 15-minute papers that engage one or more intersections of Black studies, sexuality studies, Black feminist criticism, visual cultural studies, and surveillance studies. Full session description here:

NeMLA 52 Cultural Studies and Media Studies Panel -- Innovative Media: Representations of Race and Culture Across Asia

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 12:38pm
Northeast Modern Language
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This CFP is for the panel on “Innovative Media: Representations of Race and Culture Across Asia” at the 52nd NeMLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 11-14, 2021. http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

This session welcomes papers addressing any aspect of global cultural studies—including (but not limited to) literary and digital representations of cultural, artistic, racial, and linguistic diversity.

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Pandemics

updated: 
Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 6:13pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Pandemics

Double Helix invites Reports from the Field and scholarly Notes related to the effects of coronavirus—campus closures, social distancing, courses moved online, etc.—on pedagogy related to critical thinking and writing.

*Reports from the Field (2,500 to 5,000 words) focus more exclusively on specific pedagogical practices and are less invested in theory than Research Articles. They address institutional programs and initiatives, course and assignment design, assessment, instructor response, and readings of student work. Their modest length provides readers with an opportunity to learn quickly about a new practice and its implementation.

The Routledge Handbook of Refugee Narratives

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 4:32pm
Vinh Nguyen and Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Routledge Handbook of Refugee Narratives, currently under contract with Routledge, presents a transnational and interdisciplinary study of refugee narratives. In response to the oversaturation of sociological, governmental, and journalistic narratives about refugees, this anthology features academic essays that examine the narratives refugees tell to, for, and about themselves. Engaging a rich variety of genres—fiction, autobiography, prose, poetry, graphic novels, film, photography, performance, social media—the chapters will analyze how conditions of forced displacement and encounters with different asylum regimes shape, but do not circumscribe, the form and content of refugee cultural productions.

Call for Book Chapters: Digital Innovations, Business and Society in Africa

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:31pm
University of Ghana
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Call for Book Chapters: Digital Innovations, Business and Society in Africa

The book seeks to showcase how consumers/citizens, entrepreneurs, organisations, institutions and governments are leveraging new and emerging digital innovations to disrupt and transform value creation and service delivery in Africa. The contributions in this book will help create a shared strategic understanding of what works in Africa and how Africa and other interested stakeholders can take advantage of its success stories.

Conference Call: LGBTQI+ Refugees/Asylum Seekers Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:31pm
EROSS at Dublin City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

At the end of 2019, there were approximately 4.2 million people around the world waiting for a decision on their asylum claims (UNHCR). Amongst them is a particularly vulnerable group: LGBTQI+ people: sons, daughters, parents, partners and lovers, with horrendous histories of imprisonment, bodily harm, torture, and psychological trauma.These atrocities are inflicted on them by their own governments, countrymen, and, worst of all, friends and families.This conference aims to discuss the situation of LGBTQI+  asylum seekers and refugees  who have committed no crime, yet cannot live freely in their own countries due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

 

These topics shall be explored under the following themes:

NeMLA 2021: Romantic Tradition, Romantic Innovation

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:30pm
L. Adam Mekler/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In his Defence of Poetry, composed in 1821, Percy Shelley asserts the central importance of the poet—a  general term he uses to include creative artists of all types—to the continuing development of civilization, even in the midst of the Industrial Revolution and the associated celebration of the sciences and technology. In praising the poet as the “unacknowledged legislator of the world,” Shelley sounded a call that still resonates two hundred years later, as the importance of the humanities relative to STEM programs continually becomes debated.  Of course, Shelley’s views on poetry were by no means representative of the period.

Adjacent Pineapple Issue 7 (Difference)

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:29pm
Adjacent Pineapple
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

submissions are currently invited for issue seven of adjacent pineapple. 

this issue will be edited from Glasgow by Colin Herd and Dubai by Anushree Prashant. 

submissions accepted on a rolling basis. deadline for inclusion in issue 7 is 30th September.

we are interested in poetry, fiction, non-fiction and hybrid forms of writing and text art. work in translation is welcome. there are no guidelines in terms of length, style or formatting. 

Immersive Stories. Virtual Reality, Post-Cinema and Storytelling

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:28pm
Edited by Simone Arcagni (Università degli Studi di Palermo) and Adriano D’Aloia (Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

In recent years, virtual reality (VR) has emerged as a new frontier of innovation and experimentation within what is known as “immersive entertainment” — gaming, art, museum exhibitions, TV and cinema. The proliferation on the market of new headsets (from the expensive HTC VIVE and Oculus to the popular Google Cardbox), the spread of platforms, apps and also VR cinemas around the world, and the inclusion of VR productions in international film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Tribeca, Venice) are trends demonstrating that VR is no longer just a fascinating 1980s-inspired literary or cinematic subject (from Tron to the Matrix trilogy, to the recent Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One).

Nineteenth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (Virtual)

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 21, 2020

THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:  

DIGITAL LITERACIES, EQUITY, AND ACCESS

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020                                                                               

Concurrent sessions (webinars on Zoom)

 1 PM EST Keynote address on “College Reading...and What it Means” by Dr. Eric J. Paulson, Associate Dean of The Graduate College & Professor, College of Education, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

ChLA 2021: The Arcade

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

The arcade.

Maybe it makes you think of neon flashing lights and cacophonies of strange sounds, or maybe your mind immediately jumps to visions of Pac-Man and Space Invaders. Maybe the word conjures nostalgia for childhood friendships and fun, as seen in Stranger Things. Perhaps your imagination wanders to the pachinko parlors of Tokyo. Or maybe you go to the traditional origins of the word, seeing the covered walkways of seventeenth-century French architecture or the contemporary covered markets of Santiago. Maybe the arcade, for you, remains linked to the theories of Walter Benjamin, prompting reflection on consumption and capitalism.

Body Studies Journal - Covid, BLM, and more

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
Body Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Body Studies Journal (bodystudiesjournal.org, ISSN 2642-9772), a peer-reviewed, open access journal for the inter-/trans-disciplinary field of Body Studies, welcomes submissions for its third issue.  

Coronavirus, the brutal murders of George Floyd and so many other innocent Black people, and the Black Lives Matters movement have indelibly marked how 2020 will be recorded in history.  All of these revolutionary social, medical, cultural and historical movements intersect with the body.  The Body Studies Journal specifically invites papers that focus on the events of 2020.

The Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:27pm
The Burney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

The Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies 

The Burney Society invites submissions for the Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies, named in honour of the late Joyce Hemlow, Greenshields Professor of English at McGill University, whose biography of Frances Burney and edition of her journals and letters are among the foundational works of eighteenth-century literary scholarship.

CFP for ICMS 2021 Kalamazoo: Eating Like Orientals in the Medieval Western Imagination

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:00pm
Soojung Choe
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, a common practice for many western media was to revisit an old orientalist habit to equate eastern culinary customs to primitiveness, eagerly reporting on Chinese “omnivorous markets” and “culinary adventurism” as a likely cause of the pandemic. Western disdain for extremely omnivorous eastern eating habits is not new to medievalists, nor is it a distinctively modern phenomenon. Such disdain for “oriental” eating habits focuses on the purportedly unclean, unethical, underdeveloped ways of eating everything, including whatever is tabooed for a Latin Christian to eat.

Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:57pm
Prof. Ranu Uniyal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

              Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches 

                       Department of English and Modern European Languages
                                            University of Lucknow
                                                 Call for Papers

Call for Submissions, Handbook on Games and Sex/Sexuality

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:55pm
Matthew Wysocki, Flagler College; Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for Submissions, Handbook on Games and Sex/Sexuality

 

 

The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium: Faulkner, Transgressive Fiction, Postmodernism

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:54pm
University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

The Fourth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:

Faulkner, Transgressive Fiction, Postmodernism

 

January 29th and 30th, 2021, online via Zoom

 

With keynote addresses by:

Dr Phillip Gordon (author of Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond [University Press of Mississippi, 2019])

 and 

NeMLA: Public Facing Social Media Literature Projects

updated: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 1:33pm
NeMLA/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

#AltAc. It stands for Alternate Academia and is more than just a trending hashtag nowadays, it's  also a pursuit for many trained academics. With dire  statistics for how many Ph.D. graduates will be offered a life-sustaining position within the institution of academia, many academics are creating media offshoots of their research and translating their work into social media venues for a variety of reasons: to leverage for a paid position, for the creativity of increased perspectives, for the opportunities that new medias present, and for the very same reason that colleges exist - to educate the public and make research and intellectualism affordable and accessible.

Voting, Politics, and Similar Subjects in the US and Global South

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:47pm
Southern Spaces
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Southern Spaces requests blog post submissions on voting, politics, political organizing, and similar subjects, emphasizing spatial interpretation and digital media. Submit all inquiries and materials to Southern Spaces managing editor Madison Elkins at seditor@emory.edu. Submissions are especially welcome before October 1, 2020.

CALL FOR BLOG POSTS

Climate Change as Reflected in Science Fiction, Film and World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Climate change is an important issue that has become a frequent topic in twentieth as well as twenty-first century literature and film. From science fiction of the past to the present-day speculative fiction, this roundtable presents an opportunity to provide and study examples both past and present regarding climate change issues in literature and film. Dystopias written by international writers reflect the world-wide concern regarding climate change. For example, novelists such as British-born Maggie Gee’s The Flood or French-born Pierre Boulle’s La Planète des singes[The Planet of the Apes] speculate on the possibility of climate changes causing devastating destruction.

Closet Poets

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Many scholars who research and write papers for conferences also write poetry. Perhaps those poems are jotted on note pads, in the margins of your papers or in dedicated personal journals.  This session is seeking those scholars whose poetry often remains unpublished due to the heavier responsibility of publishing scholarly journal articles, monographs and genre-specific books which demand much time in between teaching, and perhaps, administrating at the university. Even though those scholarly efforts may yield more rewards, such as job retention and hopefully, job promotions; personal poetry, intermittently created, yields a satisfying venue for emotional issues and satisfying creativity.

Intimations of Melancholia in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The focus of this panel is to assess and illustrate the potential or possibility regarding the influence of mental disorders on various notable writers. Whether related to bipolar disorder, post-partum depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD], or some other form of clinical depression, melancholia has appeared throughout literature. For example, how is bipolarism reflected in some of Anne Sexton’s award winning poetry? What effects of Sylvia Plath’s clinical depression are evident in her writing? How does the father’s suicide of eight-year-old Ernest Hemingway possibly influence the dangerous, life-threatening choices Ernest made in his adult life?

CFP: Chants, Dreams and Other Grammars of Love

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:45pm
Editorial Team: Remi Raji • Josephine Alexander • Oyeniyi Okunoye • Natasha Himmelman • Bongani Kona • Idowu Omoyele
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

CFP: Chants, Dreams and Other Grammars of Love

Dear friends, artists, comrades and colleagues,

We invite you to contribute to a commemorative anthology celebrating the life and work of Professor Harry Oludare Garuba (1958-2020); poet, literary scholar, teacher, mentor, and beloved friend.

Harry Garuba has been described as “the magnetic force of lasting and legendary friendships” (Raji 2020), an ever-present power “in the conviviality of people that he [...] nurtured, comforted and added in his ever-expanding circle of inclusion” (Fuh 2020), “African intellectual and icon” (Kessi 2020), and “one of the world's finest and most innovative poets” (Omoyele 2020). 

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