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Eugenics and the Body

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
MLA January 7-10, 2021 Toronto, ON
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 23, 2020

CFP for MLA 2021: Eugenics and the Body We are seeking submissions for our panel, entitled "Eugenics and the Body," at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention to be held on January 7-10, 2021 in Toronto, ON.  This panel seeks to consider how eugenics—a discourse of the perfectibility of man that centers reproduction—influenced the literary construction of bodies in the broadest sense (literal, figurative, (non-)human, national, etc.). Please submit 300-word abstract for paper and 50-word bio.

 

SAMLA 92: THE GENRES OF CELEBRITY SCANDAL

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
Blake Beaver / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Given the evident command of the celebrity in 20th- and 21st-century media cultures and following modern trends toward trans-medial and inter-generic production, this traditional session calls for papers that explore the relationships between celebrity and generic scandals. How have filmmakers, television writers, tabloid/entertainment journalists, novelists, essayists, biographers, memoirists, and other cultural creators depicted celebrity scandal while pushing the limits of their given genre or medium? While the 20th and 21st centuries are the focus of this call, media and literary scholars of all periods are welcomed to apply. History-bending is happily encouraged alongside genre-bending. Scandals could involve:

WEIRD SCIENCES AND THE SCIENCES OF THE WEIRD

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
PULSE - THE JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Recent scientific discoveries in climatology, animal cognition and microbiology have radically altered our conceptions of ourselves and the environment we live in, both on micro and macroscales. Zooming in on the human microbiome and out to the planetary ecosystem, or even further into infinite cosmic spaces, the sciences are revealing strange dynamics of human-nonhuman interconnectedness, doing away with the established anthropocentrism and the idea of human exceptionalism.

MLA 2021 Panel on Ann Quin

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
Cardiff University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

 

 

This special session will be focusing on the correlation between psychology, form, and subjectivity in the works of British experimental writer Ann Quin (1936-73), and is titled : 'Fragmented Psychology and Fractured Selfhoods in the Works of Ann Quin'. It is for Modern Language Association (MLA) conference at Toronto, Canada from January 7-10, 2021.

 

There are two confirmed presenters and we are looking for one or two more who may also be interested in chairing the panel. Please send a 100-150 word abstract and 50 word short biography as well as AV needs to Arwa Al-Mubaddel: aalmubaddel@outlook.com.

  

Editing Marginalia & Footnotes

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
Association for Documentary Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Association for Documentary Editing’s Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Meeting

7-10 January 2021

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

 

Marginalia and footnotes are their own genres, but most editors concentrate on the main body of a text. Yet material outside that text body, whether as marginalia or footnotes, can have great bearing on the meaning of the main document.

 

Marginalia and footnotes raise a number of questions:

 

* What is the function of such material?

 

* Who made the marks, and when, where, and why?

 

* As editors, what do we do with them?

 

Crime and Composition roundtable

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
SAMLA Conference 2020, Jacksonville, FL
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

CRIME AND COMPOSITION

This roundtable welcomes submissions showcasing the usage of crime to impart the goals of the English literature or composition classroom. Addressing the SAMLA 92 theme of Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts, we are interested in looking at crime as a heuristic or method of teaching. Examples include the following:

Kids Don’t Just Wanna Have Fun. Material Girls, Wild Boys, and the Melancholic Eighties

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
de genere. Journal of literary, postcolonial, and gender studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Kids Don’t Just Wanna Have Fun. Material Girls, Wild Boys, and the Melancholic EightiesEditors for this issue: Maria Giovanna Fusco (University of L’Aquila) and Fiorenzo Iuliano (University of Cagliari)

 

 

 

MMLA Convention: Central American Permanent Section Call for Papers

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
David Rozotto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Central American Literature permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Nov 5-8, 2020). This section welcomes proposals that analyze and interpret literature, audiovisual productions, and other cultural manifestations from Central America, with diverse methodologies and perspectives, with any national or transnational focus within the region, and also those with a transcontinental or transoceanic connection.

Open, non-thematic call for papers: Issue 20 of [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation (University of Zadar)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

 

Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

 

 

 

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 20th issue. We accept:

  • original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
  • reviews: up to 2,000 words
  • translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words

 

Screening Queer Horror

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
Dr Linnie Blake & Heather Petrocelli / Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2019 was a watershed moment for queer horror visibility, particularly in cinema: from Shudder’s announcement of their upcoming queer horror documentary to Rue Morgue ’s first-ever ‘Queer Fear’ special issue, and from the world’s largest study about horror-loving queers to the rapid proliferation of queer horror podcasts. With this increased focus and attention on the relationship between queerness and horror, we propose an edited collection focused on queer/queered horror that not only recasts a critical eye on the cinematic past, but also explores theoretical perspectives on and new queer readings of horror films of the post-millennial present. 

Young People Encountering Mediated Death: Traumatic Texts, Emotional Resonation and the Psychology of Death

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
Mortality
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Emotionally charged depictions of death play an important role in much contemporary media directed toward teen and young adult audiences. Across creative works as diverse as interactive digital games, graphic novels, short form serial narratives, television and films, young people gain opportunities to engage with representations of death that position the deceased as a multi-dimensional person whose loss is tragic and demands to be mourned. In some cases, such as the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, and the major motion picture Me Before You, representations of death, dying, and the decision to end one’s own life have been subject to public outcry and criticism.

Harry Potter Special Issue of The Journal of Fantasy & Fan Cultures

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:56pm
Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures // Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Submissions for our first issue (Harry Potter) will be open from February 1 until April 1.  Submissions can focus on the Harry Potter books, films, other media, or any expressions of the fan cultures of Harry Potter, including fan fiction, art, sports, or fan communities of other kinds.  

You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.

Submissions must be 2500-7500 words and, if scholarly, must be in MLA citation format. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt font. Current undergraduates and graduate students in any major or field are eligible to submit, as are holders of master’s degrees.

Fall Literary Festival CFP

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:55pm
Lit Youngstown
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FALL LITERARY FESTIVAL 2020

Lit Youngstown seeks proposals for In Many Tongues: Constituents of the Barbaric Yawp, 4th annual Fall Literary Festival, September 24-26 in Northeast Ohio. Proposal submission form here.

I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
–Walt Whitman

General Information

Narratives of Displacement

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:28pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

MSA 2020 - Street Smarts: On Modernist Know-How

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:07pm
Modernist Studies Association (Brooklyn NY, Oct. 22-25, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED - NOW MARCH 18, 2020. This panel pursues MSA's conference theme this year, "Streets," by discussing "Street Smarts."  

Modernism has its smart sets, not just Mencken’s but in Stein’s salons and Woolf’s Bloomsbury, and in the serious philosophical engagements (and antipathies) of T.S. Eliot, Dora Marsden, Samuel Beckett, and others. But how do “street-smarts” inform conversations about modernism’s epistemological and intellectual positions? How do the streets, with their marginal figures and spaces, refine critical views of what counts as knowing? How do the streets re-orient epistemology with a phenomenology of everyday things? 

PORTALS: A Journal of Comparative Literature, Spring 2020 edition

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 1:53am
Comparative Literature Student Association, San Francisco State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 27, 2020

The Comparative Literature Student Association (CLSA) at San Francisco State University is accepting submissions for the 

Spring 2020 edition of the literary journal Portals

Portals is San Francisco State University’s global journal for scholarship in comparative and world literature. We publish student research, both from San Francisco State University and from universities around the world. Past volumes may be accessed at http://portalsjournal.com/. We will publish our more recent publications, including this year’s submissions, on this website.

 

POSTPONED: Symposium “Bio and Psyche: Reading the Symptomatic Body”

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 8:07pm
Humanities Research Center, Rice University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DEVELOPMENTS, THIS SYMPOSIUM HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN OCTOBER 2020

 

Call for Papers — Symposium “Bio and Psyche: Reading the Symptomatic Body”

May 1 and 2, 2020

Humanities Research Center, Rice University

Houston, Texas

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

 

Prof. Christopher Lane (Northwestern University), author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness (2007).

 

Envisioning Temporality in South Asian Studies: Anticolonial Past, Resistant Present and Radical Futures

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:34pm
Sritama Chatterjee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

*DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR MLA PANEL 2021*

Paper proposals of 300 words and a 100 word bio-note are invited for South Asian Literary Association(SALA) nominated *guaranteed panel for MLA 2021* to be held in Toronto from 7th to 10th January, 2021

Short Description of the panel :

What are the modalities through which time is lived and imagined in South Asia? Abstracts of 300 words are invited by 15th March, 2020.

Sritama Chatterjee, University of Pittsburgh (src88@pitt.edu)

CFP: Steely Dan at 50 (Special Issue of Rock Music Studies)

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:32pm
Michael Borshuk / Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Special Issue of Rock Music Studies

Steely Dan at 50

Guest-Edited by Michael Borshuk

Texas Tech University

 

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

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

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV, September 17-19, 2020

 

Keynote Address

 

Elizabeth Rhodes

 

Boston College

 

"A Saint for One Season, or Who Was Mary Magdalen?"

 

Forms and metamorphosis of “non conscious” before and after Freud: “scientific ideologies” and literary representations

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Between journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

CFP Between XI.21 (May 2021) – www.betweenjournal.it

 

Call for papers

 

Forms and metamorphosis of “non conscious” before and after Freud:

“scientific ideologies” and literary representations

 

Edited by Silvia Contarini, François Bouchard, Rudolf Behrens

 

Deadline: 30 October 2020

 

T. S. Eliot International Summer School, 4-12 July 2020

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The T. S. Eliot International Summer School

4-12 July 2020, University of London

Director: Professor Anthony Cuda | Deputy Director: Elizabeth Micakovic

2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:28pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

 

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2020 Conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020 at the Westin Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

 

Northern Appalachia Review: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:27pm
Northern Appalachia Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Northern Appalachia Review, a new regional literary journal, welcomes writing about, representing, or engaging with the experience of living in or being from northern Appalachia. We believe that this region, while part of greater Appalachia, is also distinct in its cultural landscape, and, as a result, its literature. We seek work that will establish a voice and literary identity for northern Appalachia, exemplifies the region and its nuanced culture, and/or furthers the ever-evolving definition of Appalachia as a whole.

We encourage submissions from established and emerging writers in the following genres:

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion? (SLSA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:27pm
Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY) and Sarah Ensor, University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion?

SLSA (Society for Literature, Science and the Arts) Conference, October 16-18, 2020, Ann Arbor, MI

Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY) & Sarah Ensor, University of Michigan

Walker Percy

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:04pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 24, 2020

Call for Papers for a Walker Percy Session at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s November conference in Jacksonville, FL, November 2020. The conference theme is “Scandal!: Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.”and more detail about the theme and the conference can be found at this link:  https://samla.memberclicks.net.

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