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Diaspora of Foreign Scholars in WWII: Relief and Salvation

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

After the "Anschluss," March 12, 1938, Jewish and anti-political scholars and scientists were in danger in Austria and Germany. This session deals with the forced immigration and salvation from Vienna and Germany aided by American authors and their patrons.

 Personal experiences of the individuals and the salvation of the authors, scientists and intellectuals from the forced diaspora in Europe before and during World War II will be the focus of this panel.

 

Digital Literary Culture

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Tawnya Azar / NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

From Salman Rushdie’s Twitter feed and Amazon reviews to Bookstagram and GoogleScholar, there is no doubt that digital technology has had a significant impact on the literary landscape. And yet in literary studies, our engagement with the impact of digital technology on how literature is read, criticized, and produced is still in its infancy. Much of the existing research on digital literary studies is focused on anomalous projects that are closer to performance art pieces than what we might call mainstream literary culture or they study pre-digital literary topics using digital humanities tools and methods. While this research is necessary and valuable, it does not often concern itself with digital-born literary culture—i.e.

Frames of Care: Guantánamo Bay Prison & Mass Incarceration (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA conference in Baltimore, MD, March 10-13, 2022

 

In her 2009 book Frames of War, Judith Butler theorizes the frames of recognizability that enable a particular culture of war to take hold, shaping our “affective and ethical dispositions through a selective and differential framing of violence.” But more than just a diagnostic, Butler makes an ethical demand to become critical readers who can “frame the frame,” notice where the frame breaks, and enact other models of moral responsiveness. Looking back at this seminal work, this panel launches from one of the primary sites that Butler focalizes, Guantánamo Bay Prison, to re-evaluate the entangled frames of war and mass incarceration.

Women’s Rights and Global Adaptations of Shakespeare

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Freie Universität Berlin
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Conference: Women’s Rights and Global Adaptations of Shakespeare

November 25-26, 2021

Freie Universität Berlin

 

4th International Conference on Future of Social Sciences and Humanities (fshconf)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Global Ks
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 22, 2021

Following the success of the previous event, we are delighted to once again organize this premier academic event that will address the most pressing needs and emerging trends in the field. Join us for three days of learning. Engage in discussions with our prestigious panel of speakers and your peers. Share your own research findings. Whether you are applying to present at the event or are looking to join as an attendee, it will be our pleasure to welcome you to the social sciences conference 2021.

Call for book chapters: Narratives of Precarious Migrancy in the Global South

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Uni Bielefeld
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Call for Submissions: Narratives of precarious migrancy in the Global South (edited collection)

This edited collection is under contract with Routledge and will appear in their “Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures” series (expected publication 2023).

We are now looking for a small number of additional essays and are particularly interested in essays addressing representations of migration within Latin American and the Caribbean, including internal displacement, and migration literature from the Middle East, especially but not exclusively Syria.

 

CFP Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021 (8/1/21; virtual 10/29-30/21)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021

2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference

Virtual Event, hosted by Ball State University, 29-30 October 2021

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following two topics for inclusion at the 2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference.

Understanding WPA Readiness and Renewal

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Joe Janangelo and Mark Blaauw-Hara
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 25, 2021

CFP: Understanding WPA Readiness and Renewal 

Editors: Joe Janangelo and Mark Blaauw-Hara

 

Preface

We invite 250-word proposals for a proposed edited collection entitled Understanding WPA Readiness and Renewal. 

International Conference on Gender Studies and Sexuality(ICGSS)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:15pm
Acavent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Gender Studies and Sexuality we would like to invite researchers, Ph.D. candidates, scholars, activists, and practitioners from various fields to participate and contribute to promoting and disseminating scientific knowledge in the area of gender studies and sexuality.

6th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences(IACHSS)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:15pm
Acavent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 29, 2021

The 6th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences is a must-attend event for the academic community. Join us on the 19-21 of November in the dynamic city of Paris. IACHSS continues to recruit top speakers in the field, showcase findings from the latest research, and provide premier networking opportunities.

Exploring Authenticity in Contemporary Literatures in English

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:15pm
David Brauner/University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

Call for Papers

 

Exploring Authenticity in Contemporary Literatures in English

 

A Symposium sponsored by ‘Identities’ at Reading

Department of English Literature

 

University of Reading

 

Online Event

 

01-02 November 2021

 

Law and Love (in and beyond Pandemic Times): Images and Narratives, Histories and Cultures [ONLINE AND IN-PERSON]

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 16, 2021

The University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia invites you to the 2021 Online and In-person Conference of the Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia, Law and Love (in and beyond Pandemic Times): Images and Narratives, Histories and Cultures.

The conference will be held on 30 November to 2 December with a postgraduate day on 29 November. 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Heroes and Heroines in World Literatures: Powerful or Powerless, Fascination, and Purpose

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
Norfolk State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Description:

What is a hero? Some might define a hero as “someone who gives of himself, often putting his own life at great risk for the greater good of others. Outside of the standard dashing war portraits of men/women facing the gates of Hell, the most heroic are often the most ordinary of people doing ordinary things for a greater humane purpose” (www.guardian.com). According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a hero is “a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” In World Literatures, sometimes neither of these definitions appropriately define, represent, or determine who or what a hero/heroine truly exemplifies. 

The Female Gothic in Latin America and Spain

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2921

This panel aims to approach the Female Gothic through texts and other media ranging from the 19th to the 21st century in Latin America and Spain, including Latinx authors living in the United States. With the publication of the foundational Literary Women in 1976, Emily Moers coined the term “female gothic” in the second wave of the feminist movement.

The 49th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The 49th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 24-26, 2022. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, philosophy, performance, digital media, and theatre). Work by creative writers is also invited. We also accept critical-creative panel submissions that address issues of poetics, craft, or writing practices. Title of panel should highlight the issue addressed.

Feeding Food Studies: Graduate and Undergraduate Research in Canadian Food Cultures

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
CuiZine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 19, 2021

Food is essential for human life and plays an important role in social and cultural practices around the world. University courses centered on food contribute to a diverse and growing corpus of work that examines the significance of food in relation cultural representation, access, equity, justice, health and environmental issues.

Sports and Soccer in Mediterranean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:13pm
Francesco Brenna (Towson University), Erin Twohig (Georgetown University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sports and Soccer in Mediterranean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures
NEMLA Conference, Baltimore (MD), 10-13 March 2022
Francesco Brenna, Towson University (fbrenna@towson.edu)
Erin Twohig, Georgetown University (ekt12@georgetown.edu)

This panel examines the presence of soccer/football in Mediterranean cultures—from literature and visual arts, to cinema and history, to music and philosophy. We welcome papers on soccer in cultural production from any part of the Mediterranean world, including comparative approaches, as well as papers on literary and artistic aspects of the sport in journalism and media.

Ethnicity and National Identity

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:13pm
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The Indian Review of World Literature in English

(IRWLE)

www.worldlitonline.net

CALL FOR PAPERS ON ETHNIC LITERATURE

he Indian Review of World Literature in English, a Peer Reviewed and Indexed Journal on World Literature in English in circulation since July 2005, invites research articles and book Reviews on Ethnic Literature for the forthcoming  January, 2022 issue.

Thrust Areas

If It's on the Internet, It Must Be True: The Socio-cultural Impact of Fake News

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:13pm
Jenifer Butler and Suzanne Gut / 53rd NeMLA Convention 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Description:

The ubiquity of social media and technology affects how people perceive and care for the world (digital and physical) around them. This panel engages scholars on how a seemingly endless stream of information causes readers to waffle on the precipice of fake news and misinformation, creating a threat to cultural representations, critical literacy, discourse, and cultural misinformation in virtual spaces. Scholars will explore the impacts of or potential means of combating increasingly pervasive fake news in a society reliant on digital information.

Abstract:

Art of Caring: Women and Genderqueer Art Curatorship

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:12pm
Meredith Martin / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This session will deal with the ways that a feminist and/or genderqueer praxis in art curatorship can address historical inequalities in the art world.

Mediating Arctic Geographies: Contemporary Imaginaries of the Circumpolar World (Inari, Finland, NEW DATES: 24-26 January 2022)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 6:51am
Tampere University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Since the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the Arctic (understood here as the circumpolar region around and north of the Arctic Circle) has entered worldwide public discussion to an unprecedented extent. As a global climate archive and the site of various scrambles for resources, it has become the centre of attention within debates on climate change and global geopolitics.

Literature and Cognitive Science

updated: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 6:05pm
PAMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

This panel invites papers exploring new subjects and approaches in the field of cognitive literary studies and, especially, cognitive poetics. We are interested in investigations of both the formal and the cultural/historical convergence of literary and cognitive research. What poems, novels, stories, etc. could be newly read and understood with the aid of insights and frameworks borrowed from such disciplines as experimental psychology and neuroscience? But also, why is it that literary scholars can turn to cognitive theories as plausible hermeneutical models in the first place? Where does the resonance between the concerns of writers and scientists, which today we seem to take for granted, come from?

Pandemic, Protest, and Feminist Politics

updated: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 4:59pm
NeMLA 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association 53rd Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA's 53rd Convention will be held in Baltimore, MD between March 10-13, 2022. More information here: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html

This NeMLA panel invites abstracts between 200-300 words that engage with questions and frameworks of dissent that have erupted in the recent socio-political movements led by women and female identifying subjects in the time of the pandemic, and consider the possibilities of forging radical plurinational and intersectional feminist solidarities. 

 

Please read the detailed CFP below:

Being Out of Place: Deconstructing Travel Narratives in Postcolonial Arab Literature(via Zoom)

updated: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 2:30am
Department of Letters and Foreign Languages / University of 20th August 1955, Skikda, Algeria
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Conference Director

Dr. Soumaya Bouacida, University of 20th August 1955, Skikda, Algeria

Conference Date: 20 th Decembre, 2021

 

Keynote Speakers


-Dr. Robert Clarke is a senior lecturer in English studies, and Head of Discipline, English, in the school of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. He is the editor of several books and issues such as Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Power and Representation in Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures(2009), “Travel and Celebrity Culture”(special issue in Postcolonial Studies), and The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing (2018)

CFP Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN: 2791-6553)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 10:46pm
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN: 2791-6553)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies i(2791-6553) nvites submissions for the second issue of the journal - a general issue on Literature and Drama Studies.

Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal that serves as a forum for multi- and interdisciplinary discussions across Literature and Drama Studies, providing academicians, scholars, professionals, and students with the opportunity to disseminate their research to a diverse audience of peers and professionals.

The second issue aims to cover literary and theatrical works in general.

CFC Screening Loss: An Exploration of Grief in Contemporary Horror Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 8:33pm
Dr. Erica J. Dymond - East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Horror films have long held a place in cinematic history as an expression of the monstrous, the un-nameable, and the unknown. They are a powerful point of catharsis in which viewers see their deepest fears played out onscreen, whether the threat is fully embodied or less concretely defined. As a result, grief and loss have always figured heavily in this genre.    

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 13th Latina/o/x Communities Conference: Building Bridges/Construyendo Puentes

updated: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:53pm
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

13th Latina/o/x Communities Conference: Building Bridges/Construyendo Puentes

2021 Theme: Afro-Latinx and Caribbean Identities

West Chester University

Call for Presentations

 

In 2021 the LCC is holding a hybrid event, with one day of virtual presentations on September 29th and a second day of in-person celebrations, on September 30th.  

 

Each year, our interdisciplinary conference provides a creative space to enhance the understanding of Latina/o/x  issues, contributions, and cultures. We pride ourselves in serving as a link between academia and local communities, institutions and organizations 

 

Mental Health Narratives – History, Concepts, Education, Practice

updated: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:48pm
Ronja Bodola / LSU Health Sciences Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 23, 2021

Extended Deadline! Collection Mental Health Narratives – History, Concepts, Education, Practice 

Edited by Ronja Bodola, PhD; Michelle B. Moore, PsyD; Cody Roi, D.O. 

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