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SCANDAL AND THE TRICKSTER/SAMLA 11/13-15/20

updated: 
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 7:03pm
Myrna Santos/Nova Southeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 26, 2020

The trickster figure, agent of disruption and change, has had numerous and diverse manifestations in literature, film, and popular culture. Joseph Campbell characterized the trickster as having “a very special property…he always breaks in…to trip up the rational situation. He’s both a fool and someone who’s beyond the system.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 3:35am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 11:33am
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The 12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 18-19, 2020 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2020 conference theme, “Losing Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring the ways in which Louisiana’s cultures, environment, languages, and peoples are facing threats to their survival on a variety of fronts. What dangers do these threats pose to people, culture, and the environment? What solutions might be implemented to counter these threats? How can Louisiana pull back from the brink of disaster?

Indeterminate Futures / The Future of Indeterminacy

updated: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 11:50am
University of Dundee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Indeterminate Futures / The Future of Indeterminacy

Transdisciplinary Conference DEADLINE for LIVE AND VIRTUAL PROPOSALS EXTENDED

13 – 15 November 2020, University of Dundee, Scotland

Keynotes: Karen Barad, Franco Berardi, Xin Wei Sha

Leon Edel Prize

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:12pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

Impossible Pastimes: Playing With, In, and Through the Middle Ages

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Impossible Pastimes: Playing With, In, and Through the Middle Ages

35th International Conference on Medievalism

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA, November 12-14, 2020

         

Call for Book Chapters: The Films of Denis Villeneuve

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
ReFocus: The International Directors Series, Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

ReFocus: The Films of Denis Villeneuve

Edited by Jeri English and Marie Pascal

Edinburgh University Press

Series Editors: Gary D. Rhodes, Robert Singer and Stefanie Van de Peer

 

Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:10pm
Rebecca Young
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

 

Essays or K-12 lesson/unit plans analyzing how literature frames a specific environmental concern are invited from educators around the world. Contributions will be organized in an instructional follow-up resource to Confronting Climate Crises through Education: Reading Our Way Forward (2018). Intended to support educators’ implementation of literature-based interdisciplinary climate instruction, the project is titled Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World. The collection will be published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 

CFP - Journal of the Wooden O

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:09pm
Dr. Stephanie Chamberlain/Journal of the Wooden O
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 16, 2020

The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the Gerald R. Sherratt Library and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

Wooden O Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:09pm
Southern Utah University/Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topics related to the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. The 2020 symposium (our first virtual conference) seeks papers that investigate our 2020 theme: Shakespeare, Story, and Adaptation, as well as Shakespeare in times of hardship. 

Topics could range from the art and power of story-telling, legends and tales, or the drive to adapt stories. Papers may also cover the topics of playmaking in times of war, plague, and other hardships, digital or virtual playmaking, and the importance of theatre during these times. We welcome unique interpretations of these themes.

Extended deadline-A Critical Companion to Mel Gibson

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:08pm
David Da Silva
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

A Critical Companion to Mel Gibson
Edited by David Da Silva

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series
edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:08pm
Open Theology, De Gruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Theology

"Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”

 

(second call) 

 

Edited by:

 

 

Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (University of Glasgow)

Sarah Nicholson (University of Glasgow)

 

 

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Seminar: Caused Selves

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Caused Selves: Embodying the Material World in the Middle Ages

Julie Orlemanski (University of Chicago), Seminar Leader

neMLA Philadelphia 2021 Round Table (Russian Literature/Eastern Orthodoxy)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
Isaac Aday/University of Texas at Dallas
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel is dedicated to discussing Eastern/Russian Orthodox traditions, morality, culture, hagiography, iconography, mysticism, practices, monasticism, and beliefs as they pertain to (or appear within) Russian and Slavic literature. Discussions of religious influence are critical to the study of many of the greatest Russian authors and poets--Dostoevsky and Tolstoy amongst many others. Still, little scholarship has explored how both Dostoevsky and Tolstoy had extraordinarily different views of the Orthodox faith and of Christianity in general, and how this might have influenced their existential perspectives of life and death, meaning and purpose, as well as their works.

SCMLA Poetry Panels

updated: 
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 12:16pm
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

2020 South Central MLA Conference

Houston, TX * October 8-10

Creative Writing – Poetry (Regular Session): The SCMLA conference is an annual conference. While the theme this year is “Politics of Protest,” we warmly welcome poetry of any style, including digital and hybrid works. Presentations should be approximately 15 minutes in length.

Updated CfP: Children's Literature and Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:13am
Lara Saguisag, CUNY-College of Staten Island
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS (updated May 2020)

 

Children’s Literature and Climate Change

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

 

Guest Editors:

Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York

 

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Call for Book Chapters on Ridley Scott’s Gladiator: In Recognition of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Film

updated: 
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 10:56pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator for an edited collection. All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural and material impact of the film since its release in May 2000.

The Eudora Welty Society

updated: 
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 12:08am
Dr. Melinda McBee/South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2002

SCMLA 77th ANNUAL CONFERENCEOctober 8-10, 2020

Whitehall Hotel • 1700 Smith St.  • Houston, TX 77002

Conference Theme: “Politics of Protest”

 

Privilege and Position: Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 4:29pm
The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

The 2021 Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: 

Privilege and Position 

At the University of the South, Sewanee, TN

April 9-10, 2021

Plenary Speakers:

Edward King Plenary Lecturer:

William Chester Jordan, History, Princeton University

 

Brinley Rhys Plenary Lecturer:

Seeta Chaganti, University of California, Davis

 

Call for Papers:

Panel: Decolonizing German Studies: Literature of Migration as Catalyst?

updated: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:30pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Decolonization is a growing niche in German Studies [e.g. works of Kien Nghi Ha, Dirk Göttsche, Jürgen Zimmerer] – but a niche, nonetheless. Yet Germany has been and is changing. Aladin El-Mafaalani writes: “Die Integration von Teilen in ein Ganzes verändert dieses Ganze” (83, 2018). A (more) diverse Germany necessitates comprehensive contention with its complicated past, laying bare the various structures of oppression that consciously and unconsciously impede or prohibit integration and cohabitation. Furthermore, Decolonial theory necessitates such a discussion, positing that modernity and coloniality are co-constituent: colonialism is not an effect of modernization but an element of its foundation.

Deadline extended: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

updated: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:41am
Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on Hybridity and Star Trek

 

Guest Editor: Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University) Editor: James M. Decker (Professor of English, Illinois Central College)

 

Contact email:

 

 jlhogan@fsmail.bradley.edu or jdecker@icc.edu

 

Call for Papers:

 

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html).

 

ANZAMEMS 2021: Reception and Emotion

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:02pm
ANZAMEMS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

ANZAMEMS Conference Postponed Until February 2022

​We have been closely monitoring the situation in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact upon the ‘Reception and Emotion’ conference in early February 2021.

Based on current Australian Government advice, we have decided to postpone the conference until 2022.

We are mindful of uncertainty prompted by the outbreak and cannot predict what impact it will have in the coming weeks and months.

Our primary concern is the health and safety of all involved in the conference, and we are aware of the need to ensure the conference is as safe an environment as possible for all.

Adaptation in the Humanities: Reimagining the Past, Present and Future

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:01pm
15th annual Liminia: The Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies and 39th annual Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) and Medieval and Early Modern Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

We have been closely monitoring the situation in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact upon the ‘Adaptation in the Humanities’ conference in early October 2020.

Based on current Australian Government advice, we have decided to postpone the conference until 2021.

We are mindful of uncertainty prompted by the outbreak and cannot predict what impact it will have in the coming weeks and months.

Our primary concern is the health and safety of all involved in the conference, and we are aware of the need to ensure the conference is as safe an environment as possible for all.

Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-speaking Literature and Culture (edited anthology)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:20pm
CFP (Edited Anthology): Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-speaking Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

 

Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-speaking Literature and Culture (edited anthology)

 

We are currently inviting abstracts for contributions to a peer-reviewed edited collection that examines the socialist legacy in Eastern Europe in its relation to the present and the future. We would particularly welcome contributions that focus on German-speaking film, theater, and other media in order to complement already secured contributions that primarily focus on literature.

Erasure and the Environment Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:20pm
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Extended Deadline: 1st June 2020

 

Erasure and the Environment Conference

Loughborough University, 17-18th September 2020

Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent) 

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