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REMINDER: Science Fiction: Activism and Resistance

updated: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:33am
London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

SF: Activism and Resistance 

9-11 September 2021, online

Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza

Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang

Studying Trauma as a Part of Life and Understanding/Seeking Reconciliation

updated: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 12:53am
Rohini Chakraborty/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Trauma when remains unresolved can end up causing more harm than one can imagine. Trauma can be caused by the most insignificant of incidents that happen in a person’s life. But how far have we come in understanding the trope of trauma? How do we talk about it with proper sensitivity? How much do we push before a past trauma breaks us again? In these trying times when solidarity and care are the only ways to make the world a more humane space to sustain within, how shall we treat the trauma of our loved ones and fellow human beings? How do we realize that the shame associated with trauma is but extreme societal conditioning? How do we unlearn the social stigma related to trauma? How does trauma force us to alter our memories as a defense mechanism?

Dune, from Herbert to Villeneuve (PAMLA, roundtable, conducted remotely)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 2:56pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, November 12-15, 2021, https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18273)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Frank Herbert’s Dune (1965) is as celebrated as it is because of its depth and complexity, of course. It’s also, however, presumably, because its storyline, and that of its two initial sequels, Dune Messiah (1969) and Children of Dune (1976), of a crusade led by a prophet with superhuman abilities and its legacy, resonated with readers awash in social and political turbulence. It’s not difficult to imagine, then, that adaptations have emerged at regular intervals for similar reasons, beginning with David Lynch’s Dune (1984), John Harrison’s Dune (2000) and Children of Dune (2003), and now Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming Dune (2021).

Forgotten Genocides

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:25am
NeMLA 53rd Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Forgotten Genocides:

The tern Genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin in 1944, in a context heavily influenced by the events of the Jewish Holocaust. The parameters of Genocide, and its legal consequences were gathered in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide that recognizes that the following are factors that take place in a genocide:

-Killing members of the group

-Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group

-Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring physical destruction in whole or in part

-Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group

Health, Happiness, Henry James

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:25am
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The 2016 Henry James Review forum issue (37.3) on “Illness, age, and death” brought into sharp focus, as Susan M. Griffin wrote in her introduction to the issue, that “Illness, age, and death preoccupy Henry James from the beginning to the end of his writing life” (205). At the same time, the prevalence of illness, age, and death shows that health and happiness held an important place in James’s life as well. His father’s theology framed human existence as “naturally bound to the pursuit of happiness,” as he wrote in Society the Redeemed Form of Man (207). Henry James’s physical ailments motivated him to seek healthy living habits, from horseback riding and spa treatments, to walking and bicycling, to Fletcherizing, for example.

Leon Edel Prize

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:25am
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

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.  Please send the manuscript in Microsoft Word format.

Send electronic submissions to: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Penumbra Online Call for Reviews

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:25am
Penumbra Literary & Art Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

PenumbraOnline Call for Reviews (Books, Films, Television, and Media)

Since 1989, Penumbra has published the artistic and literary talents of students and creatives regionally, nationally, and internationally. As a publication, Penumbra is unique; its student-led staff personally solicits, selects, and edits its content and design. PenumbraOnline.org, our online publication, is just as committed to receiving submissions from a diverse range of writers.

Penumbra Online Summer Call

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:24am
Penumbra Literary & Art Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

LOVE SERIES: Self-Love

​Submissions are now open and close June 29, 2021

Or 400 Submissions (whichever comes first!)

Since 1989, CSU Stanislaus State’s Penumbra strives to be a champion for writers of all ages, levels, and backgrounds across the world. Student-run, this journal provides its staff with the unique opportunity to gain firsthand experience putting together both an online and print publication featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, hybrid, and art pieces. They are the ones who take on the challenge of curating and selecting the pieces to be featured while also determining the design.

The ‘little apparatus’: 100 years of 9.5mm film

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:24am
Centre For International Film Research at the University of Southampton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021

 

The ‘little apparatus’: 100 years of 9.5mm film

16, 17, 18 June 2022

University of Southampton

An international conference hosted in person and online by the Department of Film Studies’  ‘Centre For International Film Research’ at the University of Southampton.

Archives of the Global Anglophone (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:21am
Ben Fried / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Where do we find important archives for the study of the Global Anglophone? How were their materials accumulated and how are they now arranged? What do these collections record, and what do they omit? Who can access them, particularly in this ongoing pandemic season?

This panel invites papers which explore the archives, personal or institutional, that enrich our understanding of literatures in English—and that provide material resources for research and teaching in the rising, disputed discipline of the Global Anglophone. Both established and lesser-known centers of archival study will make for welcome subjects. Papers may examine a whole institution, a particular collection, or even a single document.

New Deadline: Anglophone Literature, Anglo-American Institutions (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:21am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

How have British and American institutions shaped Anglophone literatures across the 20th and into the 21st centuries? In the decades accompanying decolonization, London and New York remain literary capitals by dint of their concentration of literary capital: the infrastructure of publishers and periodicals, agencies and awards that—staffed by professional readers—support (and distort) the creative act. Centers of cultural gravity, they continue to set standards and bestow prestige, offering more reliable access to readers and remuneration, acting on the materials of writers and manuscripts drawn from around the world.

Roundtable on “Students as Agents: Reenvisioning BIPOC German Studies at Minority Serving Institutions”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 10:56am
Maria Grewe, Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Roundtable: Students as Agents: Reenvisioning BIPOC German Studies at Minority Serving Institutions

What does it mean to teach German studies at Minority Serving Institutions (such as HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, AAPISIs) in keeping with the unique missions and programming of these institutions of higher education? German studies, when presented and practiced as unmarked whiteness in the cannon, curricula, and programs, and where diversity is peripheral, reproduces existing power structures and excludes the voices and experiences of our students. This lack of representation and identification leads to underrepresentation of Students of Color in German studies.

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Ghostliness and Purgatorial Wastelands in Modernist Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 4:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

53rd NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, Maryland, 10-13 March, 2022

  

The theme of ghostliness is often present in modernist literature and boundaries between life and death are very often blurred. What can the recurrent invocation of spectrality say about modernism and modernists? How do modernist authors represent their characters who dwell a death in life (or a life in death)?

Real and Imagined Readers, a session sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange at NeMLA 2022

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:44pm
Scott DeShong
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

What determines the readership of a text or other medium, and how does such determination occur? Who are the imagined readers of a specific work, or a genre of literature or media, and how is this legible in textual features, modes of dissemination, implicit or explicit intentions of authors, or histories of reception? How do real readers encounter such assumptions or positionings and accept or resist them? Which works reach more homogeneous audiences, which garner multiple or intersecting ones, and how do audiences shift over time? Do readers have the power to choose their identities as readers? Abstracts for 15-20 minute papers: submit to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login

NEMLA 2022 session: Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:37pm
Brooke Stanley and Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Submissions are invited for "Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water," a panel session at the 2022 NEMLA conference. NEMLA will meet in Baltimore, MD on March 10-13, 2022. 

 

Session Description:

Rethinking Modern Irish Identity: Immigration, Citizenship, and Solidarity

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Irish identity has long been approached as anomalous. Ireland itself has been viewed as an anomalous state (Lloyd, Anomalous States). It was England’s first colony, a laboratory for empire, but at the same time contributed to the imperial project elsewhere, making it arguably semicolonial (Attridge and Howe, Semicolonial Joyce). It has been described as a first-world country with a third-world memory (Gibbons, Transformations in Irish Culture). But what defines Irishness now? After the Celtic Tiger, the 2008 banking crisis, and Brexit, how has Irish identity changed? As a result of increasing refugee crises around the world, Ireland is as much marked by immigration as emigration.

Lee Child Symposium UEA (Friday 1st April 2022)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:37pm
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The University of East Anglia, UK, is proud to announce an international symposium dedicated to the writing of Lee Child, a key figure in contemporary crime fiction, and creator of the world-renowned Jack Reacher series. Hosted by the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and by the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW), this symposium celebrates the official opening of the archive of Child’s papers held at UEA. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Killing Floor (1997), which introduced the inimitable Jack Reacher, whose fight for justice, on behalf of the vulnerable and oppressed, has become a series hallmark.

Call for chapters on Body & Embodiment: Social Scientific and Interdisciplinary Approaches

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:37pm
Jackie Hogan, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 20, 2021

Call for Chapter Proposals or Chapters:

Edited volume Consuming Bodies: Body Commodification and Embodiment in Late Capitalist Societies

 

Editors:

Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University)

Fae Chubin (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bradley University)

Sarah Whetstone (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bradley University)

 

LGBTQIA+ Fantastika Graphics: A Digital Symposium

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 20, 2021

LGBTQIA+ Fantastika Graphics: A Digital Symposium November 20th, 2021 [Updated Dates]

“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror, but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk, Young Adult Dystopic Fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. Our goal is to bring together academics, independent researchers, creators, and audiences who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies, and critical collaborations.

Cambridge Companion to American Protest Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
University of Central Lancashire
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

 

We are seeking contributors and proposals for chapters to be included in the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to American Protest Literature, newly commissioned by Cambridge University Press.

2021 Annual Thatcher Network Conference

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
The Thatcher Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 28, 2021

Supplementary Call For Papers

 

Our 2020 conference was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of our speakers from 2020 have agreed to present their papers this year, but unfortunately some speakers' circumstances have changed and they can no longer participate.

 

We are therefore seeking to fill some gaps in our programme. 

 

We invite submissions of 250-word abstracts (for papers lasting 15 minutes) on all aspects of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism. We especially welcome submissions from women.

 

Papers relating to Margaret Thatcher and the concept of citizenship or Margaret Thatcher and the constitution would be particularly pertinent to our programme.

 

Race and Identities in Latinx Representations in Literature and Film (NEMLA 2022)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
José Lara / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Most cultural representations of the Latinx community produced in the United States have historically reduced this population to stereotypes or caricatures. Nevertheless, there is a new wave of cultural phenomena (literature, films, tv series, etc.) that has not only challenged these exaggerated and erroneous representations but has also sought to breathe complexity into real Latinx subjectivities and experiences. This panel welcomes essays that discuss new forms and interpretations of the histories and traditions of the Latinx communities present in literature and film. We are particularly interested in works that delve into the intersections of race and identity in Latinx production and self/representation.

Un.sited: "Sites" of French Studies

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
Australian Society of French Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 30, 2021

https://australiansocietyforfrenchstudies.com/2021/06/18/call-for-papers...

Australian Society for French Studies Conference 2021

8-10 December 2021

 

Un.sited: “Sites” in French Studies

Online conference

 

Hosted by the French Discipline, School of Language and Cultures, University of Queensland

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which the university stands.

 

Animal Heroes, Villains and Others: the Narrative Functions of Strange and Familiar Creatures in Film and Television

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:36pm
Dr. Karin Beeler and Dr. Stan Beeler
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

CALL FOR CHAPTERS /CFP for Edited Volume

 

Animal Heroes, Villains and Others: the Narrative Functions of Strange and Familiar Creatures in Film and Television

 

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: July 15, 2021

 

Name: Dr. Karin Beeler and Dr. Stan Beeler

 

Contact emails: Karin.Beeler@unbc.ca and Stan.Beeler@unbc.ca

 

Oceanic Mobility, a special issue of JEMCS

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:35pm
Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Oceanic Mobility

A special issue of The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies

edited by Jane Hwang Degenhardt and Benjamin VanWagoner


 

Rethinking the Brain Novel: Towards Experimental Representations of Fictional Consciousness (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
Mohamed Anis Ferchichi / University of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Since the origins of the English novel, and the rise of philosophical materialism in the wake of Rene Descartes, David Hume, and John Locke, English fiction writers have been interested in capturing the neural activity of the brain through narrative style, form, and genre. In the same vain, in The Feeling of What Happens (1999), Antonio Damasio, having cited Hume and Descartes as precedents for contemporary neuroscience, contends that “consciousness may be produced within the three pounds of flesh we call brain” (28). Damasio’s comment translates a reductionism whereby the immaterial experience is reduced to the function of the neurons.

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