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Borders and Detective Fiction

updated: 
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 12:59pm
Manina Jones, University of Western Ontario
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Borders and Detective Fiction (Theme Issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)
Guest Editor: Manina Jones, University of Western Ontario

Disney and the Middle Ages (Kalamazoo ICMS 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:52am
Joshua T. Parks
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Walt Disney Company's films, theme parks, and other media are full of people and places coded as medieval, from the Magic Kingdom's castles and fairies to the kingdom of Arendelle in the Frozen films. This session invites papers that examine medievalism in Disney entertainment from a variety of disciplinary and critical perspectives. Papers about Disney’s recently acquired franchises (such as Star Wars, Pixar, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe) are also encouraged.

The 2022 ICMS will be held virtually May 9–14, 2022.

Please submit a 250–word abstract at the ICMS website (https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call) by September 15, 2021.

Michigan Hemingway Society Conference Scholarships (2) CFP

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:50am
Michigan Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Michigan Hemingway Conference will be held in Bay View, MI, on Oct 1-3 2021. These scholarships provide opportunities for scholars of all ages to come and present papers on Hemingway's Michigan fiction. 

For conference information, please go to: https://michiganhemingwaysociety.org/index.html

#1: The Sparrow Stoneback Memorial Award

Amount: $500

Eligibility: Must be
     a) enrolled in a graduate program and engaged in Hemingway Studies; or
     b) non-tenured English Department faculty in Lecturer or Adjunct position; or
     c) independent scholar with record of engagement in Hemingway Studies.

Is Language Limited?

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:50am
2022 Northeast MLA Convention, Baltimore MD
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

"I, too, having lost faith / in language, have placed my faith in language" (Terrance Hayes, "Snow for Wallace Stevens")

As Terrance Hayes exemplifies in his portrayal of Wallace Stevens’ racism, language underpins both care-full and care-less representations. As an interdependent system that necessarily implicates and involves us all, language demands our thoughtful investigation when it comes to how we might communicate care.

*deadline extension* Special Issue: "Struggle & Hustle: Queer Nonfiction Prose"

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:49am
Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 13, 2021

Special Issue Call for Papers
Struggle & Hustle: Queer Nonfiction Prose

Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism invites submissions for a special issue devoted to exploring trans and queer mutual aid, support, and networks in all genres and periods of nonfiction prose. This issue seeks to delve into the ways in which trans and queer writers have mobilized nonfiction prose to make visible marginalized identities, disseminate underground knowledge, and fashion networks of care and family.

Narrative Studies Winter School

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:49am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

The winter school will cover the key concepts and ideas of narrative theory and will offer an opportunity of creative engagement in storytelling and narrative interpretation. While lectures will provide theoretical overview and critical perspectives on the nature of narrative and its various structures, elements and uses, the workshops will be based around discussion of fictional and non-fictional texts, films and other media. They will include academic and creative writing sessions and will largely focus on memory and subjectivity, (oral) history and (auto)biographical practices.

International Conference: Memory and the Unconscious

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:49am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Does the body remember what the mind tries to forget? The psychoanalytic tradition grew out of Sigmund Freud's interest in hysteria, and the body's capacity to record painful events in the guise of psychosomatic symptoms. The painful narrative that becomes 'unspeakable' gains potency as it roams around the body, possessing various parts of us. Instead of a wandering womb (originally believed to be the cause of hysteria), it is the banished signifier that wanders, seeking expression.

Gender Research Workshop: “The Female Gaze in Cinema”

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:49am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Academic LAB
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 20, 2021

Film has long been a male-dominated industry, but for decades female directors against all odds have made an indelible mark on cinema. Today there is growing recognition of the important contributions made by women to the world of moving image, with audiences calling for more opportunities to be given to female screenwriters, cinematographers, editors, producers, performers and directors in a bid to defeat gender inequality.

Lecture and Workshop: "Ecofeminist Readings of Life on Earth"

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:48am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Academic LAB
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

What is ecological discourse? How do feminist principles inform one’s  environmental awareness? The session commences with a lecture that revolves around some of the tenets of ecocriticism and introduces participants to the ecofeminist worldview. Our intention is to create  ecodiscourse as a powerful commentary against transnational (industrial) policies and political grids that sanction ecological  deterioration and human exploitation. In the workshop, participants are asked to formulate their unique approach to specific literary excerpts, develop critical judgments and formulate comparative  approaches to ecocide.

Teaching through the Pandemic: Challenges, Triumphs, and the Next Chapter

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:48am
Notes from the Field [TPS Collective]
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is now accepting submissions about teaching with primary sources for two series of peer-reviewed blog posts: “Teaching through the Pandemic: Challenges, Triumphs, and the Next Chapter” and “Practical Pandemic Instruction.”  These series are intended to highlight a broad range of voices in reflective practice from all sectors of the TPS community.

Series One: Teaching through the Pandemic: Challenges, Triumphs, and the Next Chapter

RuPedagogies of Realness: RuPaul’s Drag Race and Teaching and Learning

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:48am
Lindsay Bryde/ New England Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable is a combined showcase of published work that began on a NeMLA panel and an opportunity to extend the conversation from the original panel and publication to look at the increasingly global enterprise of RuPaul’s Drag Race and its pedagogical power. Across its chapters, RuPedagogies of Realness: Essays on RuPaul’s Drag Race and Teaching and Learning (McFarland 2021) tackles issues from heterotopia, pop-linguistics, philosophies of co-productive learning, and televised curricula to cultural appropriation, sports as pedagogy, stand-up as pedagogy, and even digital drag…right into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Humanities and Technology Review Spring 2022 Issue

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:48am
Humanities and Technology Association Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Humanities and Technology Review
Call for Articles and Book Reviews

The Humanities and Technology Review (HTR) is the interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal of the Humanities and Technology Association (HTA). Published twice annually, the HTR explores the interface between the humanities and technology. The editors welcome all submissions on this theme from any discipline. The HTR is currently accepting papers of 6000-8000 word length for its Spring 2022 issue.
Manuscript Submissions, Policy, and Instructions

ASECS 2022 Roundtable: Talking with the Dead (and the Living): Dialogues des morts et des vivants in Enlightenment-Era France

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:47am
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies / Panel Organizer Charlee Bezilla
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Call for Papers: Roundtable at ASECS 2022, Talking with the Dead (and the Living): Dialogues des morts et des vivants in Enlightenment-Era France (Roundtable)

Where: 52nd ASECS Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

When: March 31 – April 2, 2022

Deadline for abstract submissions: September 17, 2021 

Roundtable Organizer: Charlee Bezilla, Northern Virginia Community College, cmredman@terpmail.umd.edu 

Holy Waters: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Religion and Alcohol

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:47am
Western Michigan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Historian Marni Davis has suggested that “a people’s relation to alcohol... represents something deep about their relation to other people, and to the culture in which they live” (Davis 2012: 3). Like eating, drinking is a learned, constructed, cultivated and embodied cultural practice,and like food operates as a “highly condensed social fact” within a complex web of social relations (Dietler 2006: 396). It is no surprise that the production and use of alcohol have played an integral role in both formal and informal institutions throughout history.

Journal Articles for Special Issue: "Teaching Girlhood Studies"

updated: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 11:13pm
Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Girlhood Studies, as an academic discipline, is still growing. Since some educational institutions do include girls’ studies as part of a special curriculum, an academic program, a certificate course, a minor, or as part of Women’s Studies or Gender Studies, Girlhood Studies does have a presence in academia although at this stage rarely in an autonomous department. This interest in the pedagogies and practices of teaching Girlhood Studies is an important aspect of its growth as a field of study at university level, at school, and outside of formal academic settings.

French and Francophone Film and Media in the Classroom

updated: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:01pm
PAMLA Nov. 11-14, 2021 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

PAMLA Nov 11-14, 2021

https://www.pamla.org/conference/

Virtual (online) panel:

French and Francophone Film and Media in the Classroom

This virtual (online) panel is open to contributions from a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to French, Modern Languages, Film Studies, History, Humanities, Communication, etc. Papers may focus on teaching strategies, pedagogical innovations, practical tools and resources for teaching film, or discuss curricular challenges and solutions, exploring the place and uses of French and Francophone film and media in the changing Liberal Arts Curriculum. Papers in French or English are welcome.

City Spaces and Beyond in French and Francophone Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:01pm
PAMLA Nov. 11-14, 2021 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

PAMLA Nov 11-14, 2021

https://www.pamla.org/conference/

Virtual (online) panel:

City Spaces and Beyond in French and Francophone Cinema

This virtual (online) panel welcomes papers exploring the presence and role of cities in French and Francophone cinema. 

Questions we may ask are: 

Darkness in Paradise: American Declarations, Disillusions, and Disasters

updated: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 11:58am
Polish Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

Polish Association for American Studies 32nd Annual Conference

Darkness in Paradise: American Declarations, Disillusions, and Disasters

December 9-11, 2021, University of Rzeszów, Poland

The Sacred and the Secular: Crossovers between Religious Piety and Courtly Love- ICMS 2022 Online (Kalamazoo)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 4:38pm
Maybelle Leung
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

 

Call for Papers— “The Sacred and the Secular: Crossovers between Religious Piety and Courtly Love.”

Special Session at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies

(Online: May 9 to 14, 2022)

This session welcomes 15-20 minute papers on any thematic crossover between courtly love or fin amor, a knightly submission to a lady of desire, and affective piety, the envisioned marriage of oneself to Christ.

PAMLA Session: Jewish Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 3:37pm
Jana Schmidt/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

You are invited to submit a paper to the "Jewish Literature and Culture" Session at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held 11-14 November 2021 in Las Vegas.  Jewish Literature and Culture: The Call of Memory Contemporary Jewish writers and thinkers have frequently reacted to the emergence of the Holocaust as a cultural and human rights paradigm by refracting memory toward forgotten genocides, repressed histories, and overlooked parallels with colonial and imperialist projects. The formation of comparative, multidirectional, and “concentrationary” memory studies owes much to writers like Edgar Hildenrath, Imre Kertész, Ruth Klüger, Jorge Semprún, or Patrick Modiano.

Pedagogy of the Unpopular: Teaching the Medieval in the 21st-Century Classroom (Roundtable) - ICMS2022

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:16pm
Joanna Shearer (Nevada State College)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Sometimes what we love is unpopular.  In the broadest sense, medieval studies face a cultural reckoning that sees us as irrelevant and unprofitable in contemporary higher education.  Yet, these generalizations ignore the rich worlds that exist in the literature, art, history, etc., that we love so much.  And so, how do we keep the medieval relevant to the 21st-Century student in order to revive our disciplines in ways that are both academically rigorous and imaginatively compelling?  This roundtable seeks presenters who have developed innovative and engaging courses, assignments, and classroom activities to share with other scholars to implement in their own courses.

 

Some topics might include:

Youth Beyond the Binary (SCMS 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:16pm
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

This panel for SCMS 2022 (March 31-April 3) seeks scholars drawing together work in media studies, queer/gender theory, and youth culture to explore representation “beyond the binary” of male/female and heterosexual/homosexual. We are particularly interested in trans/non-binary youth representation and authorship, but also those with queer, genderqueer, pansexual, intersex, and asexual identities.

Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:15pm
Adeline Johns-Putra and Xianmin Shen
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Intertexts: A Journal of Comparative and Theoretical Reflection

Special Issue: Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene

Guest Editors: Adeline Johns-Putra (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) and Xianmin Shen (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

Intertexts invites papers for a special issue on Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene.

CFP: Palgrave Handbook on Violence in Film and Media

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:15pm
Steve Choe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Steve Choe (Associate Professor of Critical Studies, School of Cinema at San Francisco State University) is seeking expressions of interest to contribute essays for a Handbook on the topic of violence in film and media. The volume will be published by Palgrave Macmillian.

 

The Handbook will consist of 20 to 25 chapters of between 6000 and 8000 words each. All contributions must be in the English language. The Handbook aims to function as a reference work for scholars and students in film and media studies. Contributions should present original research and thinking that result in broad claims about violence in film and media.

 

Reconsidering Sir John Harington, RSA Dublin 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:15pm
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

RSA Annual Meeting, March 30 – 2 April 2022

Sponsored session (English Literature discipline)

Shakespeare in/through the 21st Century, RSA Dublin 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:15pm
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Recent work on Shakespeare has shown the myriad ways in which the plays can be used productively to think through contemporary cultural and political issues. Books like Shakespeare and Latinidad (Trevor Boffone and Carla Della Gatta, eds.), Shakespeare and the Shades of Racism (Ruben Espinosa), Shakespeare and the 99% (Sharon O’Dair and Timothy Francisco, eds.), and Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare (Hilary Eklund and Wendy Beth Hyman, eds.) have demonstrated the relevance of Shakespeare to modern discourses of race, ethnicity, sexuality, colonialism, bilingualism, economic justice, social justice, education, and politics.

Happiness: Practice, Process, and Product

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:15pm
The Lincoln Humanities Journal (Vol. 9, 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Lincoln Humanities Journal (ISSN 2474-7726) is extending the deadline for submissions to August 31, 2021, for its 9th special issue, to be published in December 2021, on the topic of Happiness: Practice, Process, and Product. Articles should be sent to the editor at maazabbes@msn.com 

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