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Networks of Care in Early Modern Women’s Maternal Fiction and Nonfiction (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:59am
Claire Richie
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Northeast Modern Language Association 53rd Annual Covention, Baltimore MD, March 10-13, 2022

Panel: Networks of Care in Early Modern Women’s Maternal Fiction and Nonfiction

Chairs: Kate Albrecht (University of Miami), Claire Richie (Univesity of Miami)

This panel seeks to explore how Early Modern maternity is figured through various genres and creates social networks of care. From recipes to poetry, how do Early Modern women, within proto-feminist coteries, create a written record of their reproductive choices and roles as caregivers?

NEMLA 2021: Women of a Certain Age Writing About Women of a Certain Age

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:59am
Dr. Betina Entzminger/Bloomsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Older women's contributions to art and intellectual pursuits are often under-valued in western culture. Many contemporary women writers challenge our perception of their abilities and worth by continuing to produce award-winning fiction about aging women as they themselves age. Writers such as Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, Amy Tan, Joyce Carol Oates and Isabel Allende have all continued to write well into their sixties and seventies, and their focus on complex older female characters creates a counter-narrative to the popular conception that they are no longer relevant. This panel invites proposals that examine the literary contributions of contemporary women writers over sixty who focus on similarly-aged female characters.

NEMLA 2021: Family Inheritance in Original Creative Work

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:58am
Betina Entzminger/Bloomsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Writers inherit much from their families: stories, material wealth, trauma, discipline, genetic traits, knowledge, and other legacies. What do we do with this heritage and how do we make it our own in our original creative productions? Will the legacy become a heirloom seed that produces exquisite blooms or a hereditary disorder that wilts inspiration on the vine? Bestselling memoirists Mary Karr, Sherman Alexie, Ocean Vuong, and many others have famously shaped family trauma into achingly poignant works of art, begging us to ask if such pain is a necessary ingredient of their success.

New Scholars Program for the Bibliographical Society of America

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:58am
Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program promotes the work of scholars new to bibliography, broadly defined to include the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of all textual artifacts. This includes manuscript, print, and digital media, from clay and stone to laptops and iPads. 

 

The New Scholars award is $1,000, with a $500 travel stipend. Three awards are made each year as part of a two-pronged program:

1.     New Scholars present fifteen-minute talks on their current, unpublished bibliographical research during a program preceding the Society’s Annual Meeting, held each January.

REMINDER: Science Fiction: Activism and Resistance

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:56am
London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

9-11 September 2021, online

Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza

Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang

We Need to See Someone: Doing Madness in YA Literature

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Girl, Interrupted. Crank. Thirteen Reasons Why. Wintergirls. It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Turtles All the Way Down. Amidst a preponderance of "mental illness novels" marketed toward a young-adult audience, we are left wondering: where's the Madness?

Roundtable: “Win-win: benefits of collaborations between K-12 and college language programs”

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:55am
Olga Liamkina; NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

With multiple college and secondary foreign language programs closed or downsized in recent years, many educators have come to see explicit advocacy strategies and community outreach initiatives as indispensable components of their professional lives that will keep their programs alive. One such strategy is building reliable student pipelines all through K-16 levels.

Partnerships between colleges and schools have the potential to strengthen foreign language programs on both sides of the collaboration by

Misreading the Surface: Reevaluating Our Post-Critical Moment

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:55am
Carly Schnitzler / NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Care, the theme of the 2022 NeMLA conference, is a “practice of interdependency.” This panel seeks to surface the interdependencies of the aesthetic and political on and within the surfaces of literary texts, asking What is the status of surface reading in literarycriticism today? Twenty-first-century literary criticism has seen a renewed interest in the “surface” of the  text, in terms Sharon Marcus and Stephen Best made familiar in 2009.

To the Tenth Power: A Word from the LGBTQ+ Members of the Divine Nine

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:12am
Kendra N. Bryant
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Proposed Anthology Title: To the Tenth Power: A Word from the LGBTQ+ Members of the Divine Nine

Deadline for Abstracts: 1159p Friday, October 1, 2021

Editor: Kendra N. Bryant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English at North Carolina A&T State University (See bio at drknbryant.com.)  

Contact Email: thedivine10anthology@gmail.com

JMMLA Spring 2021 - "Race, Ethnicity, and the Environment" (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 11:46am
Journal of Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Allison Hawthorne Deming and Lauret Savoy’s The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World.  The essays that Deming and Savoy collect in this important anthology all seek to expand traditional understandings of nature writing and environmental thought by reflecting on “how identity and place, human history and ‘natural’ history, power and silence, and social injustice and environmental degradation are fundamentally linked” (10).

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?

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.

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. 

 

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