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Conference on Hamlet and the Nordic countries, November 12-14, 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:45am
University of Gothenburg
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Hamlet and the North: Origins, Exchanges and Appropriations The story of Shakespeare’s Nordic play is also, inevitably, one of cultural exchanges before, during and after the early modern period. From its origins in Nordic tradition to its re-introduction in the Nordic countries through Shakespeare’s play, the story of Hamlet from the middle ages to present time is inextricably bound up with Nordic history and culture. This conference, co-hosted by the Nordic Shakespeare Society and the Early Modern Seminar at the University of Gothenburg, is the first to explore the specific Nordic dimensions of Hamlet.

Heaven and Nature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:03am
Christian Literary Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Virtual conference on Saturday 7 November, 2020
at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with Zoom.

Humankind has ever been impressed by, and formed by, the natural world. The world’s beginning and end are a subject in numerous narratives. Ecocriticism addresses large scale concerns about anthropocene changes. In literary tradition there is a multiplicity of understandings, while Biblical religion has stated that God made both heaven and earth. 

Six papers contributed by scholars from the UK, France, Canada, the USA, Poland and Australia will be distributed and then discussed in the video conference on 7 November 2020.  The CLSG interest is in exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.

Thinking with Plants

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "Narratives of American Colonization and Imperialism" by 25 Oct 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

400 years ago, the Mayflower arrived on Patuxet land and established the settler colony of Plymouth. Just two years later, the Patuxet peoples were pronounced extinct. Despite or due to this settler violence, the Plymouth colony gave rise to the American tradition of “Thanksgiving” and the mythology of Europeans building a ‘City upon a Hill’ in America.

Learning With Animals: Anthropomorphization and the Animal Mind

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:46am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

While it is considered dubious to anthropomorphize animals to learn about them, learning with animals asks scholars to consider both animal and human ways of being and knowing, as well as where those epistemologies might overlap or diverge. Attempting to learn with animals requires consideration of the value of anthropomorphization. Drawing on the burgeoning field of animal studies, we invite literary scholars to consider how literature imagines animals and their ways of being and knowing—whether alternate or familiar.

 

Gender & Embodiment in Narratives of Displacement: Special Issue of Feminist Encounters

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
Katrina Powell, Virginia Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

According to the United Nations, more than 70 million people have been displaced worldwide. The UN monitors statistics on internally displaced persons, refugees, and asylum-seekers, and within those groups there are nuanced experiences of displacement based on gender, race, sexual expression, class, religion, and ability. Experience of forced displacement—whether because of civil unrest, natural disaster, government-induced development, or climate change—is more and more a shared experience, and the narratives of these experiences can both bring together and challenge us. The recent global Coronavirus pandemic affects us all, and yet it exacerbates the inequities in medical care, services, and ability to adhere to stay-at-home mandates.

Kzoo 2021: Medievalist as Auctor (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
Erin K. Wagner
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Whether we consider the high fantasy of Lewis and Tolkien or the contemporary rise in historical fiction set during the Middle Ages, it must be acknowledged that medievalists (and scholars more generally) have long been linked with creative writing. In an era of academia where the traditional university job is far from assured and where representations of the Middle Ages are co-opted by white nationalists, we must acknowledge the wider benefits and contributions of the humanities, while promoting a diverse picture of the Middle Ages. It is more important than ever that the scholastic community embrace its creative side.

“HINDSIGHT IS 20/20”: LOOKING BACK AT THE LAST 100 YEARS IN AMERICA

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
American Studies Association of Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

 The 64th annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held February 12th through 13th at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. This year’s conference is delayed until the spring because of COVID-19. The following is a list of suggested areas of scholarship you may consider when exploring our conference theme:

Returning to the Gothic Ocean: Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Uncanny in Southern Waters Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:45am
University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

 

Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research to be held Friday 12 February 2021, 0930 – 1930 (AEST)

Deadline for abstracts: 5pm, Friday 2 October 2020

Returning to the Gothic Ocean is a one day interdisciplinary virtual symposium dedicated to

an exploration of the haunted waters stretching across Australia to the Pacific, Southern and

Indian Oceans as well as the Timor, Tasman, Arafura and Coral Seas. Australian Gothic

fictions are steeped in terrestrial lore of the land and landscape and the architectural forms

built upon it. It descends from the “weird melancholy” of the bush in colonial literature

The Gendered Arab

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Salma Yassine & Vicky Panossian
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

The Arab notion of identity, defined by traditional gender roles, categorizes the binary subsets of the patriarchal understanding of performative “male” and “female” facades. Gender remains vaguely defined in the Arab world due to layers of taboo and stigma; untraditional gender roles and practices result in a halt of the fragile cyclical reality within the Arab realm. In recent years, the academic world began to decode expressions of gender within the Arab world; however, the gendered Arab identity has been fundamentally stereotyped. In this edited volume, we venture into various subsets of the 21st century Arab identity that pertain to deciphering the gendered Arab.

 

Mythological Literature in India

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Dr. Neena Gupta Vij / Central University of Jammu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Call for Papers

An Edited Book (ISBN)

                                                                             Mythological Literature in India

 

 

We are pleased to inform you that we are going to publish an edited volume with the proposed title “Revisiting Mythological Literature in India: Origin and Development.”  

 

Concept Note

Provocative Parables at the Intersection of the Secular and the Supernatural (NeMLA roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Northeast Modern Language Association (52nd Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 11-14, 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

A trio of anniversaries in 2021, the tenth of Terrence Malick’s film, The Tree of Life, and Tom Perrotta’s novel, The Leftovers, and the twentieth of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods, is a provocative occasion for a critical reexamination of these and related parables at the intersection of the secular and the supernatural, in their original formulations and as they have developed subsequently. 

Roundtable “participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) and the session is open to conversation and debate between participants and the audience” (http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/sessions.html).

All approaches are welcome.

Pride/Sacrifices: Soldier Wives’ Memoirs (1947-2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Dr. Neena Gupta Vij
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Pride/Sacrifices: Soldier Wives’ Memoirs (1947-2020)

(Call for Entries for an Anthology)

 

She cleans the house and pays those bills
And has her moments when all time stands still
With the love in her heart for just one man
She can't help but cry as she looks at her band

She prays someday he'll come home safe from harm
And once again she'll snuggle up in his arms
She speaks to God about her plans and wishes
As she stands and cries while doing dishes

She's trying to hold it together the best that she can
Doing all she can do for the love of just one man

The Detectives: critical essays on select English and Bengali detective fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, THLH Mahavidyalay
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Call for Papers

 

Edited volume

 

Title

 The Detectives: critical essays on select English and Bengali detective fiction

 

To be edited by Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of English,  THLH Mahavidyalay, (University of Burdwan),

Mallarpur, Dist- Birbhum,

 West Bengal, India.

 

Email:. debayanvodabarman@gmail.com

Concept note

 

CFP: Humanities Bulletin, Volume 3, Number 2, November 2020, UK

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
London Academic Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Humanities Bulletin Journal - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2020
Vol. 3, No. 2 - November, 2020

ISSN 2517-4266

Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.

Special Issue of Women's Studies: "Desexualization"

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:42am
Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal (Taylor & Francis)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

“Desexualization”—a special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal

Guest Editor: Helena Feder (ECU), federh@ecu.edu

 

This special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions to address the global phenomenon I am calling “desexualization.” Long before the pandemic and social distancing, scientists had been reporting that people are having far less sex than ever before, in the United States, Japan, Britain, Europe, and elsewhere.

English Theatre Culture 1660-1737 Online Symposium #1: Forms, Genres and Conventions

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
Departments of Theatre Studies and English and American Studies, Masaryk University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The Department of Theatre Studies and the Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic are pleased to announce a series of international symposia on English Theatre Culture 1660–1737. The overarching theme of the first symposium is Forms, Genres and Conventions.

Historia del arte y la estética de las Américas: global y local

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
57 edition of the International Congress of Americanists (ICA 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Este GT explora las intersecciones entre los campos del arte, la historia, la política y la filosofía en las Américas, abordando cuestiones relacionadas con la creación de identidad y la formación cultural y artística en el continente americano. La identidad cultural de los países americanos es un tema crucial que debe analizarse a través de los cambios en el contexto de este continente.

CFP: Special issue of Antipodes journal on Brian Castro

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

CFP: special issue of Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature on the Chinese-Australian author Brian Castro

We invite essay submissions for a special issue of Antipodes, journal of the American Association for Australasian Studies (AAALS) examining the work of the Chinese-Australian author Brian Castro. This special section will be guest edited by Peter D. Mathews (Hanyang University).

‘Vertical Travel: Deceleration, Microspection, Confinement’

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
Dr. Zoe Kinsley, Liverpool Hope University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Studies in Travel Writing special issue:

‘Vertical Travel: Deceleration, Microspection, Confinement’

Guest edited by Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool), Zoe Kinsley (Liverpool Hope University) and Kate Walchester (Liverpool John Moores University)

Justice (CEA in Birmingham 4/8-10/21)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:59am
Ken Bugajski / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

The College English Association welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme: Justice. The College English Association’s 52nd national conference will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, where the freedom ensured by civil rights has been contested by the government in both the past and present. Birmingham’s notoriety as a focal point of the Civil Rights Movement, including the Birmingham Campaign, the imprisonment of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the writing of his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is matched by the city’s renown for forging steel, founding Veteran’s Day, and hosting the USA’s second-oldest drag queen pageant.

CFP «Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione», XIV (Novembre 2020):Representation of work in contemporary Italian short story collections from the 1980s to the present day

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:58am
«Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione» -Università degli Studi di Trento
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Representation of work in contemporary Italian short story collections from the 1980s to the present day

 

Guest editors: Filippo Gobbo, Mara Santi and Tiziano Toracca.

 

House of the Devil: Satanic Cultures (and Panics) from the 60s to Today

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:58am
James Pate, Brian Santana / Shepherd University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Chapters:  House of the Devil: Satanic Cultures (and Panics) from the 60s to Today (Proposals due October 15, 2020)

 

            From the Satanic and occult counter-cultures of the late 60s, as seen in the films of Kenneth Anger, to the Satanic Panic of the 80s, to the progressive-style Satanism of music groups like Twin Temple and organizations like The Satanic Temple, Satanism in the U.S. (both real and imagined) has long reflected the anxieties, hopes, and concerns of the culture at large.

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