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NeMLA 2021 Panel-- Beyond Tech Support: Innovating Support for Undergraduate Writers Online (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, September 7, 2020 - 10:26am
Kellie Sharp, University at Buffalo SUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Because writing instructors and writing consultants often work one-on-one with students, we are in a unique position to help students navigate college life and encourage them to use their writing to work through the complexity they see around them. In the wake of COVID-19, many students are struggling to maintain a sense of safety and to find the motivation to continue with their coursework. Writing programs and writing centers have had to pivot quickly to support students in online environments. This rapid transition has highlighted not only the amazing innovations that instructors and consultants have come up with in order to help students, but also the administrative and pedagogical problems to which programs need to respond.

Staging Motherhood: Representations of the Maternal in 21st Century North American Theatre

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 4:28pm
Lynn Deboeck & Aoise Stratford
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We are currently seeking abstracts for an edited volume on representations of motherhood in 21st Century North American theatre and performance (which we take to include Canada and Mexico, as well as the United States and its territories).

 

Special Issue, Mississippi Quarterly: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. South

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:34pm
Mississippi Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Special Issue, Mississippi Quarterly: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. South

Guest editors, Katie Owens-Murphy and Jeanine Weekes-Schroer

 

 

If you are Black, you were born in jail, in the North as well as the South. Stop talking about the South. As long as you are south of the Canadian border, you’re South.

 ~Malcolm X

 

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL: Adapting Prison Pedagogies for University Classes

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:33pm
Audrey Gradzewicz/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Because in the United States access to a quality education
is raced and classed, educational opportunities--or rather,
the dearth of them--are linked to imprisonment. Kathryn
Hanson and Deborah Stipek write, “Dropouts are 3.5
times more likely to be arrested than high school
graduates. Nationally, 68 percent of all males in prison do
not have a high school diploma.” Even more strikingly,
Begin to Read reports that 85% of juveniles tried in
juvenile court and over 60% of incarcerated adults are
functionally illiterate.

Philomela and Her Descendents: Re-membering Traumatized Women in Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:33pm
Audrey Gradzewcz/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Philomela is devoted sister, is victim of a brutal rape and mutilation, is weaver, is revenger, is nightingale. The specter of Philomela haunts the western canon, where she is a shorthand for rape, where the song of the nightingale is shorthand for suffering. Where Philomela is invoked, the ingenious weaver of the Metamorphoses is newly silenced by threadbare retellings. In Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women, Philomela is severed from both revenge and transformation; as Lavinia in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, she is severed from the consolation and commiseration of other women; and in Eliot’s The Wasteland, her “inviolable voice” is severed from her violated body, laments to the crude unhearing.

Responses to Psychotherapeutic Discourses of Depression in 21st-century Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:33pm
Northeast MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

How does contemporary literature respond to and reimagine psychotherapeutic narratives of depression? What insight into the experience of depression and the depressed self do literary texts offer that may be lost in psychotherapeutic accounts and vice versa? How do literary and psychotherapeutic discourses of depression, particularly with respect to etiologies and target psychological and affective states, complement each other? How do they resist each other? Does literature endow psychotherapy with existential significance and epistemological legitimacy and/or dismiss it with irritation as in Elif Batuman’s The Idiot? What narrative possibilities and problems do literary texts discover in the modes of psychotherapy prevalent today?

Call for Papers - Pedagogy & Popular Culture - Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:32pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Submissions Open September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

 

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

 

Creative Interference: Between Neoliberalism and Human Rights

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:32pm
Edited by Anita Huizar-Hernandez and Kaitlin M. Murphy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Call for Papers

Special Issue: Creative Interference: Between Neoliberalism and Human Rights 

 Edited by Anita Huizar-Hernandez and Kaitlin M. Murphy 

Call for Articles: Between Art and Life. The Gargantuan World of Medieval Laughter

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:32pm
Vox medii aevi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Call for Articles: Between Art and Life. The Gargantuan World of Medieval LaughterSUBMISSION: 15TH APRIL 2021PUBLISHING: NOVEMBER 2021Laughter has been a favourite topic for medievalists for many decades, yet the potential for new research remains great. Approaches have traditionally been framed through the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, whose ideas on carnival culture have long defined understandings of medieval comedy throughout the global scholarly community. Reflecting on the many ways that the study of humour has changed over the past decades, and on the multidisciplinary approaches that have driven these changes, in this issue we welcome new interpretations of medieval humour, comedy, and laughter.

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:32pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

 

Special Issue of "Illuminated" Video Articles

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:31pm
Journal of Embodied Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

JOURNAL OF EMBODIED RESEARCH
jer.openlibhums.org

CFP for JER 4.2 (2021):
SPECIAL ISSUE OF “ILLUMINATED” VIDEO ARTICLES 

For those of us who are in social isolation but otherwise well, this may be a time to undertake further work with our existing video archives. We may not be able to generate new moments together, but we can certainly look back at the video we have created and further unfold its meanings. With this in mind, JER proposes a special issue on “illuminated video.”

Submissions to this special issue should follow three parameters:

Pedagogy: Considering Diversity/Inclusion in the English Curriculum

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:31pm
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Birmingham, Alabama, 52nd Annual Conference

Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203, 1-855-516-1090

                                                                                       April 8-10, 2021

Pedagogy: Service Learning in English Courses--Composition and Literature: New Ideas for Relevant Service Learning Components

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:30pm
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Birmingham, Alabama, 52nd Annual Conference, 

Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203, 1-855-516-1090

                                                                                                                                     April 8-10, 2021

Pedagogy: Stimulating Awareness/Provoking Engagement--Metacognition, Active Learning, & Supportive Technology in the Literature or Composition Classroom

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:30pm
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Birmingham, Alabama, 52nd Annual Conference

Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203, 1-855-516-1090

                                                                                                                                    April 8-10, 2021

Italian Theatre and its Publics: 1500-Present

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:30pm
Lauren Surovi / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Panel Session in Italian / Cultural Studies and Media Studies at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention Chairs

Lauren Surovi (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Corie Marshall (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Abstract

OVER Journal: Call for Papers

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:23pm
OVER Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The editorial team of OVER Journal welcomes submissions of essays by any individuals or collaborators engaged in critical and cultural inquiry that address key issues around Photography and Visual Culture, including those deriving from other disciplines and interests. We are particularly interested in papers that aim to bring attention to critical positions or debates that can benefit and bring about social change, open new cultural dialogues, or reimagine new futures for Photography. Submissions must be in English. We welcome material not older than 3 years (unless specifically relevant to current issues or themes).

Fluid Boundaries: Gender and the Freedom of Movement in American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:12pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Course Facilitator: Olga Akroyd , Ph.D 

The Idea
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship is proud to introduce a series of short seminars dedicated to literature. We embrace Scott Fitzgerald’s opinion about the beauty of this fine craft: “You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” We do belong to this world and we hope that we will travel you through the great works that altered our mentality, matured  feelings and made us dreamers. Our very own, Dr. Olga Akroyd will be the guide in this wonderful literary journey.  

Sport: Business or Lifestyle? The Impact and Trajectory of Modern Athletics

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:12pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 18, 2020

International Conference 

Thematic Approach

The international conference organized by GIRES focuses on the exploration of Sports as a global phenomenon and its impact on economy, society, culture and politics.

Sport activities have long been part of our civilization. Ancients Greeks used to say that a healthy mind resided in a healthy body, and throughout history, nations have praised athletes for their achievements because they embodied physical perfection and glory.

Animality and Textuality

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:11pm
Word and Text - A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Word and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics special issue Animality and Textuality

Guest editor: Rodolfo Piskorski

Soil and Superstition: Constructing the Gothic Self

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:10pm
Jenna Sterling, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Lawrence Buell’s essay “The Ecocritical Insurgency” (1999) claims that “human beings are inescapably biohistorical creatures who construct themselves, at least partially, through encounters with physical environments that they cannot not inhabit.” Precisely two centuries earlier, American writer Charles Brockden Brown advocates for a specifically American gothic tradition; Brown adapts the European gothic to American soil.

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