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Update (New deadline) Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 6, 2021 - Pandemics

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
ULICES-ULisbon/Messengers from the Stars
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 6, 2021

Edited by: Elana Gomel

Co-edited by: João Félix

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2021 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:

Pandemics

Studies in Religious Trauma: Causes, Manifestations, and Treatments

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
GCRR Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

BOOK: Studies in Religious Trauma: Causes, Manifestations, and Treatments
Click the link below to submit your proposal:
https://www.gcrr.org/submit-proposals

GCRR Press is releasing a large-scale publication that will offer an interdisciplinary and scientific examination of the origins, impact, and treatment options of religious trauma. The intended audience for this publication will be therapeutic practitioners, psychological researchers, and sufferers of religious trauma. Currently, this textbook-style resource will include sections on:

“Caliban’s Mirror”: The 2022 Wilde and Joyce Symposium (Trinity College Dublin, 5-6 May, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

In June 1906, James Joyce wrote to his publisher Grant Richards, who suggested changes to Dubliners for mitigating the text’s supposed ‘indecency’, “I seriously believe that you will retard the course of civilization in Ireland by preventing the Irish people from having one good look at themselves in my nicely polished looking-glass.” Joyce’s metaphor recalls the popular Wildean aphorism, first published in the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray: “The nineteenth century dislike of Realism is the rage of Caliban at seeing his own face in a glass.

1970s Crime and Criminal Justice Films (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The editors are seeking historically and theoretically insightful essays that explore various aspects of crime and criminal justice films made and/or released in the United States during the decade of the 1970s. Individual contributions may address the social construction of crime, application of criminological theory, examination of moral dilemmas, as well as analysis that connects past representations to present social and cultural conditions. In-depth analyses of period representations of class, ethnicity, gender, masculinity, race, and sexual orientation are also desired. Potential contributors are encouraged to interpret and explore this topic area quite broadly and innovatively.

The Latchkey: A Journal of New Woman Studies

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
The Latchkey: A Journal of New Woman Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

The Latchkey: A Journal of New Woman Studies is soliciting articles, book reviews, short essays on teaching resources, and brief biographical sketches of New Woman writers and cultural figures.

A peer-reviewed and open-access online journal, The Latchkey seeks a balance between established and emerging scholars devoted to current and innovative scholarship on the concept of the New Woman, the lives and writing of New Women authors and figures, representations of the New Woman in culture and society, sports and travel, and fin-de-siecle proto-feminism.

The Neo-Slasher: Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
Dawn Keetley & Elizabeth Erwin / Horror Homeroom
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 19, 2021

When Siskel and Ebert famously launched their offensive against what they labeled as “Women in Danger films,” they effectively positioned slasher films as anti-feminist, exploitative, and lacking all artistic merit. But in the intervening years, this once much maligned sub-genre has enjoyed increasing acclaim for its subversive potential and reflection of cultural norms. This special issue seeks to examine the elements of the “new slasher” that potentially explain this shift.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Bodies" by Oct 17, 2021

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021

When Serena Williams wore a ‘catsuit’ during the 2018 French Open, this choice of clothing was banned because it allegedly showed a lack of “respect” for the game of tennis. The decision, and the overall incident, caused an uproar that went well beyond the world of sports, with many commentators criticizing the ban as a punishment directly aimed at policing women’s bodies.

Rock Music Icons

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:23pm
For the Record
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Well-developed essays on major rock music artists are sought for publication in the For the Record book series. These essays should extend beyond biography into some aspects of the artist's creative work. Of particular interest are essays on rock performers who have made an impact since 1980 and essays that discuss the artist's music, iconic status, and cultural significance. Of course, essays on Elton John, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and other major figures who made their mark before 1980 are also welcome. 

“To learn, to teach, to serve, to enjoy”: The Legacy of Julia Ward Howe

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:23pm
Boston University/College of General Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

An extraordinary nineteenth-century American woman, Julia Ward Howe was a courageous abolitionist, suffragist, pacifist, poet, public speaker, and founder of many organizations whose purpose was the intellectual and political advancement of women.  To acknowledge and examine this notable woman’s increasingly complicated and fraught legacy a one-day symposium will be held at Boston University’s College of General Studies (CGS) on June 11, 2022, and includes a luncheon with a keynote address by Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer and historian, Megan Marshall.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society, Boston University’s College of General Studies (CGS), and CGS’s Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning.

NeMLA Roundtable: Carefully Realist: (Re)turn of Realist Fiction in the Era of Globalized Crisis

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Realism, which had played an important role in the literary output of the era of decolonization, is now often cast as outmoded, especially in comparison to post/modernism and impugned as insufficient to represent the current crisis. Mark Fisher and Amitav Ghosh are two of the most recent, widely read critics who maintain realism is incapable to address the politics of our times. Others, pointing to Lukács’ classical definition of realism as specific to bourgeois culture, argue that it is an inherently conservatism form, able only to depict the status quo, but incapable of imagining alternative frameworks for thinking about the world in an era of increased globalization and climate crisis.

Abundance and Scarcity (extended deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 11:11am
Méliné Kasparian-Le Fèvre
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

 

Abundance and Scarcity

International conference for young researchers (CLIMAS-Culture et Littérature des Mondes Anglophones)

Bordeaux Montaigne University, 17-18 February, 2022, Bordeaux, France

 

Post-1945 Poetics and Empire

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, to be held February 24-26, 2022. We seek abstracts concerning the relationship between avant-garde American poetics and empire, colonialism, and other national or international issues. These concerns are intimately related to Charles Olson’s poetics, given his choice of Gloucester, Massachusetts, as his subject for The Maximus Poems as well as his six-month stay in Yucatan during 1951.

Mysticism and Spirituality in Post-1945 Poetics

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held February 24-26, 2022. We seek abstracts concerning the relationship between avant-garde American poetics and spirituality, religion, and/or other mystical influences. The connection between experimental verse and spiritual traditions relates directly to Charles Olson’s poetry and to the poetry of many other important post-1945 figures. While Olson’s early poetry is often lauded for its materialist concerns, his later poetics has, at times, been dismissed for what poet Jack Clarke once called “the kook strain,” a line of thinking that grew increasingly esoteric, mystical, and gnostic.

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVII, No. 1-2 /2021

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Eurasian Studies Center/“Ovidius” University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Science, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVII, No. 1-2 /2021 invites professors, researchers, and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 October 2021.

 

 Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL, and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2019: 88.14)

ArtsPraxis Volume 8, Issue 2

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CfP: ArtsPraxis Volume 8, Issue 2

ISSN: 1552-5236

ArtsPraxisVolume 8, Issue 2 looks to engage members of the global Educational Theatre community in dialogue around current research and practice. We welcome traditional academic research as well as narratives of practice. This call for papers is released in concert with the publication of ArtsPraxis Volume 8, Issue 1. The submission deadline for Volume 8, Issue 2 is September 1, 2021.

NeMLA 2022 Seminar: Reading and Writing Neurodiversity

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The term neurodiversity, coined by Judy Singer in the late 1990’s, presents brain differences such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia as natural variations rather than disorders. Like all humans, neurodivergent individuals have their own strengths and challenges, as well as their own unique ways of navigating the world, though sometimes they must mask or hide parts of themselves to socially pass within specific communities. The neurodiversity movement—a push to honor differences and extinguish stigmas—continues to gain momentum. More writers are freely writing from their neurodivergent experiences (and posting about it on social media).

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

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Claflin University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

       Call for Papers

 

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

October 27-28, 2021

THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:  

DIGITAL LITERACIES, EQUITY, AND ACCESS

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021                                                                              

Concurrent sessions (webinars on Zoom)

 

The Politics of the Body in Hispanic Women Filmmakers

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:21pm
Jessica Rodrigues Poletti & Yanire Márquez
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

According to the renown essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, published in 1975 by the feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey, hegemonic cinema has privileged the masculine gaze, objectifying female bodies on the screen and transforming them in mere objects of desire for the male spectator. Mulvey studies the way female bodies have been exposed in cinema to evoque ‘to-be-looked-at-ness’ while becoming the object of the masculine scopophilic gaze within the screen.

Inequity and the Structures of Academic Writing

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:21pm
Discourse and Writing/Redactologie
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 2, 2021

The editors of Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie, the Journal of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing, are inviting contributions to a special issue on the subject of "Rethinking Structures of Academic Writing in Times of Exacerbated Inequity." We invite scholars in Canada and Internationally to join the conversation on this important topic. We will accept submissions written in either English or French.

Neo-Slave Narratives in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:21pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 9, 2021

It has been more than two decades since Ashraf Rushdy published his genre-defining analysis of neo-slave narratives, which argues that literary artists of the 1960s and 70s became interested in creating fictionalized versions of antebellum slave narratives in order to articulate new understandings of Black political subjectivity that developed during the civil rights era. In the decades following the book’s publication, we have seen a surge of antiracist literature and activism aimed at addressing deadly police violence, mass incarceration, and ongoing discrimination in employment, education, healthcare, and housing opportunities for African-American people.

REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 10:52am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) "Spaces" Austin, TX Oct. 14-16, 2021

updated: 
Monday, July 5, 2021 - 1:31pm
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

“Spaces”

2021 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

October 14-16, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn

Austin, Texas

 

Call for Papers

 

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV

updated: 
Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 4:24pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 9, 2021

The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies of the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV, September 16-18, 2021

 

Keynote Address

                                                                                                                            Elizabeth Rhodes

                                                                                                                              Boston College

 

Apocalypse and Utopia in American Literature and Culture (SAMLA 93 Special Session)

updated: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 7:22pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (93rd Annual Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

This panel seeks to examine the relationship between “apocalypse” and “utopia” in American literature and culture. In the wake of 2020 and its arguably apocalyptic elements, coupled with increased conversations about how these moments of rupture and upheaval might serve as openings for crafting a better world and a better society, this panel welcomes submissions on any aspect or portrayal of the relationship between the apocalyptic and the utopian in American literary and cultural production--novels, short stories, poetry, comics, graphic novels, films, television, etc. How might we understand the relationship between apocalypse and utopia in seeking to form a politics of utopia (and all that phrase might entail)?

Words and Music - Rock and Roll Writing

updated: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 9:59am
Andrew McKeown
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Words and Music - Rock and Roll Writing

 

Book Project

 

Frank Zappa (if indeed it was he— words of music have a notorious life of their own) once said that writing about music is ‘like dancing about architecture.’ This infamous quip sounds clever, but how true is it, how valid? Whatever else it does, music also makes us say— or write— things.

 

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