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The Role of 'Transgressive Fiction' in the West

updated: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:59am
Rebecca Warshofsky / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The fiction produced in a particular historical moment reflects a society’s values. So, what can we learn about our contemporary value systems from murdering, terrorizing, and drug-abusing characters like Patrick Bateman, Tyler Durden, and Mark Renton, who reject so many of the major cultural norms that constitute Western capitalist societies? Texts like Ellis’s American Psycho, Palahniuk’s Fight Club, and Welsh’s Trainspotting have been dubbed “transgressive fiction” because of the sense in which their characters cross and deconstruct boundaries by opposing, disregarding, and subverting hegemonic paradigms.

(NeMLA 2021 panel) Laughing Off Violence: The Genre of Comedy and its Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:16pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020

We invite presentation proposals for the 2021 NeMLA Annual Conference, to be held virtually Mach 11-14.  

The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the relationship between disaster, racism, and comedy in unexpected ways. Fear, hostility, and open acts of violence towards Asian bodies, the perceived carriers of disease, are naturalized in part through their exaggerated and comic portrayals. The images of Oriental “gross” food consumers in Hazmat suits and masks circulate via internet memes and anecdotes of personal encounters, generating a shared normal response of derision and repulsion. What is so funny, though? 

29th Annual *virtual* St. Francis Writers' Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 9:51pm
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS FROM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

29th Annual *virtual* St. Francis Writers’ Conference

to be held over Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 11th and Thursday, Nov. 12th

6-8:30 pm

featuring Chicago-based cartoonist and writer Anya Davidson as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts for 5-10 min virtual papers or presentations no later than Oct. 7, 2020 in any of the following categories:

Narrating Violence and Environments in Latin America (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:33pm
Kevin Ennis / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

In After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene (2015), Jedediah Purdy describes what he calls the "environmental imagination," which comprises “how we see and how we learn to see, how we suppose the world works, how we suppose that it matters, and what we feel we have at stake in it. It is an implicit, everyday metaphysics, the bold speculations buried in our ordinary lives” (6-7). Amidst the gravity of the Anthropocene today, Purdy examines the linkages between environmental imagination and “ways of acting, personally, politically, and legally, that have shaped the world in concrete ways” (7).

NeMLA 2021: Caribbeanizing the Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:01pm
Amanda Gonzalez Izquierdo
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Propose a paper for the Northeast Modern Languages Association March 2021 Conference. The panel is called "Caribbeanizing the Humanities." The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) has secured a digital event platform.

Deadline Extended. Crossovers, Covid-19 and Corporeality: Life, Death and Rebirth in the Classical World and its Reception in an Age of Academic Innovation

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:00pm
Bar Ilan University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Just as the Greeks on the plains of Troy faced the plague-arrows of Apollo, the modern world currently stands before unprecedented challenges.  The present pandemic has forced us to face issues of mortality more closely than has been the case in recent decades. At the same time, the situation in which the academic world now finds itself is breaking down barriers in many areas: between home and work environments; between academics, students and the wider community; between teachers and pupils; between traditional disciplines; and between different methods of teaching. In fact, there has been a feeling amongst many for quite some time that winds of change are blowing through the corridors of academia.

Thinking with Plants (NeMLA deadline extended to Oct 11)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 2:33pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?

Been There, Survived That: Strategies for Navigating the Profession

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 2:13pm
Justine Dymond
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

UPDATE:

  • Deadline extension for proposals now due October 11, 2020
  • All-virtual platform for conference
  • Reduced registration fee for all-virtual platform

Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 11-14, 2021

Roundtable sponsored by NeMLA's Women's and Gender Studies Caucus

Metaphor in the Philosophical Text - ACLA 2021 (virtual)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 6:55am
Giovanni Menegalle / Mauro Senatore
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

It is 50 years since the publication of Jacques Derrida’s « La mythologie blanche: la métaphore dans le texte philosophique » in the journal Poétique (1971). As the proofs of La mythologie blanche held in the archives testify, the essay draws on the course Théorie du discours philosophique that Derrida taught between 1969 and 1971. The essay, which at the time sparked an important debate, has today receded from the forestage of philosophical discussion. In the original course, Derrida explores the relationship between philosophy and other discourses and the possibility of a theory of philosophical discourse.

CFP Winter 2020 - General Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:17am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS – Winter 2020

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:16am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

Man has not been able to describe himself as a configuration in the episteme without thought at the same time discovering, both in itself and outside itself, at the borders yet also in its very warp and woof, an element of darkness, an apparently inert density in which it is embedded, an unthought which it contains entirely, yet in which it is also caught.

– Michel Foucault

Pandemics & Epidemics in Cultural Representation (Edited volume)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 1:25am
Editors: Sathyaraj Venkatesan, Antara Chatterjee, Brian Callender, A. David Lewis
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Concept Note:

‘The interactions that make us sick also constitute us as a community. Disease emergence dramatizes the dilemma that inspires the most basic of human narratives: the necessity and danger of human contact’ (Priscilla Wald, 2008, p. 2).

 

Writing the Pandemic: Perspectives on Pandemic Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:36am
Dr Rakhi Vyas, Department of English, Jai Narain Vyas University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Call for Papers

Writing the Pandemonium: Perspectives on Pandemic Literature

 

 

Proposals for an edited book/ anthology of chapters on Pandemic Literature i.e. novels, poetry, short fiction pertaining to Pandemic Literature.

 

Online Conference: Teaching Women's Filmmaking

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 3:18pm
Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Film and Television
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Teaching Women’s Filmmaking

Maya: A Narrative on Female Pandemic Life

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:55pm
Guha and Bera
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

CALL FOR  SUBMISSION 

Maya, a print volume of creative writings in English with ISBN, invites original and unpublished pieces of literature that must dwell upon the realities of a woman’s life during this corona pandemic. In mirroring the true nature of her experiences and responses to it, the collection proposes to be an indispensable narrative of the feminine sensibilities, the ups and downs of the female life vis-à-vis this crisis.

Naturalistic Models of Society and the Novel Form

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Abstract This panel will seek to explore the changing relationship between scientific paradigms and society’s self-understanding as it is manifest in the novel form. If the novel itself has functioned as a record of the social imagination—a narrative ideologeme as Jameson describes it – this social imagination often borrowed its models from contemporary natural philosophy and later the social sciences. We see examples of this in Balzac’s use of taxonomical zoology, Sterne’s use of Cartesian “animal spirits,” or Joyce’s phylogenetic process in “Oxen of the Sun.” Some of the questions this panel will ask include: how do naturalistic sociological models help to mediate political and aesthetic theories? How do these models affect stylistic developments?

‘Scotland, Ireland and the Cultural Artefacts of Colonialism’

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
Sarah Sharp/University of Aberdeen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020

‘Scotland, Ireland and the Cultural Artefacts of Colonialism’: Workshop in association with the University of Aberdeen’s Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies. 

 

Dates: 26th-27th March 2021

 

Bored to Death: What do we talk about when we talk about boredom?

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What is boredom and why do we feel bored? Recently, research on boredom has gained momentum in the scientific community, particularly in neuroscience and clinical psychology, where the symptoms of boredom and the behavioral patterns of the bored person are scrutinized (i.e. Boredomlab). Boredom, however, has been explored by philosophers for centuries and has been making a persistent appearance in the modern novel from nineteenth and century to present, in the moments of contemplation, waiting, idleness or complaints of bored characters.

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020
  • PCA/ACA National conference meeting location and dates

Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference

March 31-April 3, 2021

Boston, MA

 

Sacrifices

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
Princeton University Department of French and Italian Virtual Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

 

Sacrifice 

Call for Papers

Princeton University Department of French and Italian

Virtual Graduate Conference

December 3, 2020

Keynote speakers: Andrea Frisch (University of Maryland), Vincent Message (Université Paris 8)

Finding Light in Unexpected Places Volume 2: Covid-19 Edition

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:20pm
Palamedes Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Spanish Flu of 1918-19 killed somewhere between 50 to 100 million people, but it did not infect every country. The Covid-19 pandemic of 2019-20 has not killed nearly as many people, but is arguably the first event in human history that affects every person on the planet. The Greek word pándemos means “belonging to all the people.” The Covid-19 pandemic belongs to everyone. It shows, in dramatic fashion, how we are all connected.

Need additional chapters for “Posthuman Animals"

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:19pm
Dr. Krishanu Maiti
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Need additional chapters for “Posthuman Animals" ***deadline for abstract:September 30, 2020    

Need additional chapters on

“Posthuman Animals: Readings in Literary and Cultural Texts”

***If interested, send us an email ASAP.

The African American Novel in the Early Twenty-First Century, Brill, European Perspectives on the United States

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:19pm
European Association for American Studies Series
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

 

 

European Perspectives on the United States

The European Association for American Studies Series

Anna Pochmara, Ph.D.
Institute of English Studies
University of Warsaw

Raphaël Lambert, Ph.D.
Department of American and British Cultural Studies
Kansai University

 

 

Call for papers

 

The African American Novel in the Early Twenty-First Century

CFP: Journal of Crime and Society

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:18pm
Journal of Crime and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Deadline: October 31, 2020The Journal of Crime and Society
Perspectives on Crime Statistics: January 2021 edition

CrimeAndSociety.org

The Journal of Crime and Society is seeking original, previously unpublished articles for the inaugural January 2021 edition. The theme of this edition concerns various perspectives on crime statistics—how they are used, misused, exploited, and censored. Studies that examine common misperceptions and appeal to both an academic and general audience are highly desirable.

For the upcoming issue about Perspectives on Crime Statistics, some topics include, but are not limited to:

The Robert Frost Society Call for Papers (American Literature Association 32nd Annual Conference)

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:15pm
Robert Frost Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

For its American Literature Association 2021 panel, the Robert Frost Society seeks papers offering fresh insights into the writing and life of Robert Frost.  All paper topics will be considered. 

Proposals should be sent to Professor Daniel Toomey by January 15, 2021.  E-mail address is dtoomey@landmark.edu 

The conference is planned for May 27-30, 2021.  Full information about the conference can be found at https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-con...

 

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