Update on the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro - 21-22 May 2021
First of all we would like to thank everybody for their patience and understanding when the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro had to be cancelled due to the pandemic!
Given the ongoing uncertainty around the Covid pandemic, we have decided the best course of action is to hold the APEAA Conference entirely online, using Zoom. The new date is 21-22 May 2021, during Portuguese working hours.
This is of course disappointing, since we will be unable to see our colleagues face to face to exchange views at greater length, but circumstances dictate this format.
Representation of queer identities in twenty-first century popular television has undergone massive shifts in the last decade. Whilst queer representation has formed part of the bedrock of reality television, queer representation in scripted television has received less scholarly attention. Thus, scripted television will be the focus of this special issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Intellect).
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces
an edited collection, full proposal currently in peer review
Jeanmarie Higgins, PhD and Elisha Clark Halpin, MFA
The Pennsylvania State University School of Theatre
Douglas Coupland and the Art of the ‘Extreme Present’Virtual Conference, 23-24 April 2021CFP DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED TO 20TH FEBRUARY 2021
The author of thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a prolific and celebrated visual artist, Douglas Coupland’s oeuvre is inherently concerned with what it means to be living in our ‘extreme present’. Marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of Coupland’s first novel, Generation X, this virtual international conference – the first on Coupland’s work – seeks to explore the richness of Coupland’s engagement with contemporary life across writings and visual culture.
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture
July 15-16, 2021
On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas
Keynote Address: Dr. Emily Ruth Rutter, author of Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line
Luncheon Speaker: J.R. Richard
European Judaismis pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue devoted to the Man Booker-Prize-winning novelist, Howard Jacobson.
As David Brauner writes in his recently published monograph, Howard Jacobson is a protean figure:
A Leavisite moralist with a puritanical streak, and a chronicler of dark sexual obsessions and perversions; a highly serious humanist intellectual and a hilariously comic provocateur; a passionate polemicist and an ardent advocate of ‘ambiguity and contradiction’; the author of (in his own words) ‘the most Jewish novel that has ever been written by anybody, anywhere’, whose literary heroes are Jane Austen and D.H. Lawrence, Jacobson revels in ambivalence.
We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting abstracts for this year’s Literary and Visual Landscapes symposium which will be held online on Wednesday 9th June 2021 on the theme of (Re)imagined Landscapes.
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
The Language of the Narratives: Myth, Ithihāsa and Purāṇa
“The notion that name and essence bear a necessary and internal relation to each other, that the name does not merely denote but actually is the essence of its object, that the potency of the real thing is contained in the name—that is one of the fundamental assumptions of the mythmaking consciousness itself’’ (Cassirer, 2012: 04).
2022 ABC MLA CFP:
"Communicating Inclusivity and Diversity in the Workplace"
Conference: Modern Language Association Convention
Location: Washington, D.C.
Dates: 6–9 January 2022
Full name of organization: Association for Business Communication
Contact email: email@example.com
Due date for abstracts: 07 March 2021
CFP: Dystopia and Utopia in Contemporary German Literature and Film [PAMLA, Virtual Panel] [15. April 2021]
Barthes Studies CFP : Special Issue of Barthes Studies on Angela Carter and Roland Barthes
Guest editor: Marine Furet, Cardiff University
Please note that this session is SEPARATE from the conference on domestic cats in literature to be held in June.
Proposed Special Session on Domestic Cats in Literature at SAMLA 93
Submissions are invited for a proposed special session of 15-minute traditional papers on domestic cats in literature at the 93rd annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), scheduled to be held in Atlanta, GA, USA, 4-6 November 2021.
Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including—but not limited to—the following:
Submissions are invited for a scholarly conference on domestic cats in literature to be hosted online 11-12 June 2021 by the Troy University Department of English.
Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including—but not limited to—the following:
“Cities controlled by big companies are old hat in science fiction,” writes diarist Lauren Olamina in Parable of the Sower. Be it site of dystopian horror or utopian haven, The City in all its iterations serves speculative and science fiction in a variety of ways: as setting, plot device, character-in-itself, metanarrative reference point, all-purpose trope. Yet as metaphorical stand-in for ‘civilization’—and all that loaded signifier may entail—the city as trope may be all the more richly complicated within afrofuturism, allowing authors to ground their narratives in explorations of race, gender, class, and an entire array of intersectional complexities of human identity, community and social marginalization.
UPDATE: (Rescheduled) Dickens and Decadence
deadline for submissions:
April 30, 2021
full name / name of organization:
Dickens and Decadence
Stockholm University, Sweden
Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2021
Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics
2-3 September 2021
Conference Homepage: https://www.english.su.se/2.60277
As we continue the study of the Anthropocene and society’s intersections with nature, this collection searches for essays on women’s writing, Anthropocene, and futurism. This anthology’s scope will be broad, with a focus on analysis of women writers, society, and nature in the past, present, and future.
The Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (RHM) Symposium is a mix of highly competitive, open-call papers and invited participants, which results in a diverse gathering of folks from graduate students to full professors from a variety of disciplines and fields. The RHM symposium seeks to bring together humanities and social scientific research traditions in a rhetorically focused way to allow scholars to build new interdisciplinary theories, methodologies, and insights that can impact our understanding of health, medicine, illness, healing, and wellness. The 2021 RHM Symposium will be held virtually on September 9 & 10.
We invite papers for a proposed session on “Archipelagic Thinking in Asian American and Southeast Asian Literature” for the 2022 Modern Language Association conference (6-9 January). The session is co-sponsored by the MLA’s Asian American Literature and Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia Diasporic Forums.
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2021, open to all, on the subject of:
The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922)
The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies, vol. 14 (2022), the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.
Melville Society Call for Papers American Literature Association, Boston, MA, July7-11 2021
Thematizing “Becoming” in the Work of Herman Melville
PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Session: Bong Joon-ho: The Global Korean Auteur
Contacts: David John Boyd, Independent Scholar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CALL FOR PAPERS
25 Years of Infinite Jest:
The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace
VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands)
28-30 October 2021
From Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 October 2021, VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (The Netherlands) will host the annual International David Foster Wallace Conference, entitled “25 Years of Infinite Jest: The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace” (DFW2021).
The new editors of Discourse and Writing/ Rédactologie (https://journals.sfu.ca/dwr/index.php/dwr) welcome submissions from the full range of approaches to writing and discourse research within the humanities and social sciences.
Humanities Bulletin is looking for new Editorial Board Members with the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of development, on a voluntary basis. It is a significant role that will require active engagement with the journal and author community, particularly in assisting with peer review.
Humanities Bulletin was founded in 2018 and it is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK. HB is a multidisciplinary open access peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy and Arts.
Proposed Panel Title: The Historical Turn in Contemporary Arabic Fiction
AATA panel - MESA Conference, October 28, 2021
Teaching Arabic Literature in Translation::Approaches and Objectives
In this AATA panel, we invite researchers and pedagogues to reflect on the approaches they use in teaching Arabic Literature in English Translation and the objectives associated with these courses. This panel aims to address the following questions:
-What criteria dictate the selection of the texts in terms of their genres, content, and historical periods?
-What factors determine the learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessment methods associated with these courses?
Call for Papers: William Gaddis Beyond the “Very Small Audience”: Centenary, Archive, and Futures– Washington University in St Louis, Fall 2022 (2 day conference, dates tbc) December 29th 2022 will be the 100th anniversary of William Gaddis’ birth. Washington University in St. Louis, whose Julian Edison Department of Special Collections at Olin Library holds Gaddis’ comprehensive archive, will commemorate this centenary with, among other things, an academic conference on the prospects for the next 100 years of studying Gaddis’ life and work. The celebration will include an exhibition of Gaddis’ archive, and may include other exhibitions, art events and performances.
Rising Asia Foundation invites proposals for its 2021 annual three-day multidisciplinary academic conference (spanning a vast swathe from foreign policy to world literatures), to be held as a webinar from August 16-18, 2021. The deadline for submitting abstracts is June 15, 2021. Abstracts should be submitted via email to both the co-chairs of the conference: Professor Suchorita Chattopadhyay, email@example.com and Professor Julie Mehta, firstname.lastname@example.org , Dr.