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Althusser's Renaissance (RSA Dublin, April 7-10, 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Martin Moraw
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Louis Althusser’s thought is receiving renewed attention in the humanities and social sciences. This session seeks to bring together scholars of various disciplines and specializations to explore the potential of a return to Althusser in the particular context of Renaissance/early modern studies. Contributions may reflect on Althusser’s writings on early modern figures, make use of Althusserian concepts to produce new readings of early modern texts, or engage relevant theoretical questions.  

The Location of Utopia

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
World Literature Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Although Utopia literally means no-place, in some utopias the location definitely has some cultural significance. If utopia is in the sun or under the earth, it is probably not the case. Thomas More put his Utopia in the South Atlantic, but the imaginary geography of the island does not seem to have any importance for social construction. More’s Utopia does not seem to have anything South American. However, the geographical and temporal orientation of Chinese and European utopias seem to be different in many aspects, which carry a politico-cultural significance. The special issue of World Literature Studies will explore two questions about the location of utopias:

COVID19 and the Plague Year SPECIAL ISSUE

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Angles - New Perspectives on the Anglophone World
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

“The plague full swift goes by;
I am sick, I must die.
                Lord, have mercy on us!”
Thomas Nashe, ‘A Litany in Time of Plague’ (1592)

“I had a little bird
Its name was Enza
I opened the window,
And in-flu-enza.”
1918 jump-rope rhyme

“It's going to disappear. One day — it's like a miracle — it will disappear.”
Donald Trump, remarks at African-American History Month reception in the Cabinet Room of the White House (February 27, 2020)

 

Climate Change: Activating the Humanities through Service Learning

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:52am
Cynthia S. Williams/NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This roundtable at NeMLA (Northeast MLA, Philadelphia 2021) will explore humanities courses that incorporate service learning as a way to respond to climate change. Given the exigency of global warming and the stress it places on our local communities, it becomes increasingly vital to leverage the humanities through focused civic engagement.

Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID19 Pandemic:Dis/Articulating the 'New Normal'.

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:52am
Andrea C Valente/ Rhetoric & Communication eJournal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID 19 Pandemic:

Dis/Articulating The ‘New Normal’

 

Journal Chief Editor: Ivanka Mavrodieva

Guest Editors: Andrea Valente and Paola Giorgis

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NeMLA 2021 (Philadelphia): World Literature and Unhomeliness

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:51am
William Arighi (Springfield College)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

World literature in its contemporary formation is often traced back to the catastrophe of World War II and the large number of European academics whose displacement was produced in its wake. Though the Euro-centric post-War vision of world literature has been gradually overcome with the introduction of East Asian, South Asian, and Middle Eastern (and, more rarely, Latin American and African) texts to syllabi and graduate programs, much of the pedagogy of world literature is still organized by national traditions and historical epochs defined by empires and states. Like the return of the repressed in Freud's famous formulation of the Unheimlich (lit.

interconnections: journal of posthumanism/interconnexions: revue de posthumanisme

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:50am
interconnections: journal of posthumanism/interconnexions: revue de posthumanisme, an open access journal offered by The Posthumanism Research Institute at Brock University, Ontario, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 14, 2020

Call for Papers: Interconnections / Interconnexions

The People of Print: Printers, Stationers, and Booksellers, c. 1500-1830

updated: 
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 9:08am
Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 14, 2019

**Deadline Extended to 14 June 2019**

The People of Print: Printers, Stationers, and Booksellers, c. 1500-1830

Thursday 12th September - Saturday 14th September 2019

Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

Plenary speakers: Dr Lisa Maruca (Wayne State University); Professor James Raven (Cambridge University)

UPDATE: Extended Deadline - Participations Special Issue: Podcasting’s Listening Publics

updated: 
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 3:04am
Dario Llinares, Alyn Euritt, Anne Korfmacher
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

UPDATE: Extended Deadline
CfP: Podcasting’s Listening Publics
Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies

Co-editors: Dario Llinares (Brighton), Alyn Euritt (Leipzig), Anne Korfmacher (Köln)

 

“Listening is essential to the engagement with most of our media, albeit that the act of listening which is embedded in the word ‘audience’ is rarely acknowledged. It is a no less curious absence in theories of the public sphere, where the objective of political agency is often characterized as being to find a voice - which surely implies finding a public that will listen, and that has a will to listen” (Lacey viii).

 

Monsters and the Monstrous in the Age of Trump (virtual session/roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 9:40am
Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Call for Papers: Monsters and the Monstrous in the Age of Trump (virtual session/roundtable)

The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the Monsters & the Monstrous Area invite paper proposals for a special session/roundtable on “Monsters and the Monstrous in the Age of Trump” for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.

The deadline for proposals is June 30, 2020.

Please note: This year’s conference will be entirely virtual.

 

Monsters and the Monstrous in the Age of Trump

CFP - European Journal of Theatre and Performance

updated: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 9:40am
Timmy De Laet (University of Antwerp) / EASTAP (European Association for the Study of Theatre and Performance)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 20, 2020

European Journal of Theatre and Performance 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 (proposal deadline: 20 July 2020)

 Language and Performance: Moving across Discourses and Practices in a Globalised World

Guest Editors: Małgorzata Sugiera, Karel Vanhaesebrouck, and Timmy De Laet

Monsters & the Monstrous (Open-Topic) (virtual session)

updated: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:04am
Michael Torregrossa / Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Call for Papers on Monsters & the Monstrous (Open-Topic)

The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the Monsters & the Monstrous Area invite paper proposals for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.

The revised deadline for proposals is June 30, 2020.

Please note: This year’s conference will be entirely virtual.

 

Monsters & the Monstrous Area:

*UPDATE* Everything is Queer. The Relevance of Gender and Queer Studies Today

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:28am
Gender Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Guest Editor: Robyn Dudic

In a society gradually turning to more inclusiveness and tolerance, this special issue of gender forum is dedicated to highlight the relevance and importance of Gender and Queer Studies with regard to contemporary academic literature.

Reminder – Call for chapters: Call Me by Your Name edited collection

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:58am
Dr. Edward Lamberti and Professor Michael Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 13, 2020

Reminder – Call for chapters:

Call Me by Your Name edited collection

 

Editors: Edward Lamberti and Michael Williams

 

We hope everyone is staying safe and well during these difficult times.

Idols: Pop Culture Icons as Brand Ambassadors for Fashion and Cosmetics in China

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:57am
Amanda Sikarskie
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Call for Papers for a proposed edited collection tentatively titled “Idols: Pop Culture Icons as Brand Ambassadors for Fashion and Cosmetics in China” to be edited by Amanda Sikarskie, Ph.D., University of Michigan.

In China, popular culture idols are vital to the luxury fashion and cosmetics industry as brand ambassadors. This volume hopes to fill a critical gap in the English-language literature on this subject, bringing together authors from China, the United States, and around the world.

CFP: Asian Film and Media (PAMLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:56am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Call for Proposals Asian Film and Media Session at PAMLA 2020 PAMLA’s 118th Annual Conference Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15, 2020 Sahara Las Vegas Hotel http://www.pamla.org/2020  The Asian Film and Media Session at PAMLA 2020 will feature papers that look at Asian film and media produced in a variety of geopolitical settings, across a wide range of historical periods. Presenters are encouraged to bring forth their analyses of various works of film and television, live-action and animated, silent and with sound—or any other work that they feel fit into the conversation of "film and media".

Metropolitan Processes of Hybridization: Urban Immigration in Literature and Visual Arts

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:55am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Description:

In line with the theme of the 52nd NeMLA Annual Convention, the aim of this session is to explore how the humanities depict contemporary cultural and social challenges through the arrangement of innovation and tradition. Rather than an irreconcilable dichotomy, this binomial combination leads to valuable cultural meanings, collaborating to the transmission of memories and experiences via both canonical and traditional forms of representations and innovative, technological, and interdisciplinary methods.

British Travels to the Americas During the Long 19th Century (NEMLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:54am
Jose Lara / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel seeks to investigate cross-cultural and intercultural exchanges in British literature produced by men and women who traveled to and from the Americas (North, Central, and South) during the long 19th century (1750-1900). It provides a critical examination of the ideological underpinnings and socio-political reasoning for the production of British travel narratives as well as the effects they had on the construction of identity, race, and gender in American and British territories during this period. In doing so, we hope to challenge established academic disciplinary boundaries and provide new insights into the intricate relationships between transatlantic literature, identity, and politics.

CFP, Historical Crime Fiction (theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:54am
Caroline Reitz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Guest editor: Rosemary Erickson Johnsen (Governors State University)

Historical crime fiction, or detective fiction using historical settings, has long been an important strand of the mystery genre. Well-placed to provide pleasures similar to armchair tourism combined with the potential to convey historical knowledge through the crime fiction's focus on the quotidian amidst larger cultural landscapes, over the decades historical crime fiction has ranged from the whimsical to the didactic, offering insight into the author's own time period and that of the historical setting.

GCWG 2021 Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:54am
Global Conference on Women and Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 18-20, 2021

 

We have reserved the same theme from our postponed 2020 Conference:

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance, and Representation

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender CFP

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:49am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 18-20, 2021

 

We have reserved the same theme from our postponed 2020 Conference:

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance, and Representation

 

2021 Global Conference on Women and Gender

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 18-20, 2021

 

We have reserved the same theme from our postponed 2020 Conference:

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance, and Representation

 

The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
Michael Bryson, California State University Northridge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature

Edited by Michael Bryson

 

Reasons for Writing/Overview of Argument

In the wake of his recent book The Humanist (Re)Turn (Routledge 2019), Michael Bryson (see editor’s note at the end) is putting together an edited collection (now under contract at Routledge) re-assessing and re-asserting the value of Humanism in a posthumanist critical environment. The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature will include contributions from around the world while aiming at reformulated working definitions of Humanism as a response to an increasingly troubled age.

Cripping Eighteenth-Century British Novels

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 25, 2020

This session (of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association [SAMLA] annual conference to be held virtually (due to the pandemic) Nov. 13-15, 2020) welcomes submissions that view Sarah Scott’s 1762 Millenium Hall, Frances Burney’s 1796 Camilla, or any eighteenth-century British novel, through a disability studies or body studies lens. Abstracts addressing the SAMLA conference theme (Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts) are especially welcome. By July 25,  please submit an abstract of 200 words and a CV to Dr. Chris Gabbard, University of North Florida, cgabbard@unf.edu.

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