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Iconography and Iconoclasm in Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Poetry

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 5:50pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 25, 2021

From Langston Hughes’ "Goodbye, Christ" to Gertrude Stein’s "If I Told Him, A Completed Portrait of Picasso," Marie Howe’s Magdalene to Sarah Blake’s Mr. West, cultural icons feature prominently across American poetry from the past century to the present. Now that social media affords endless and immediate access to living icons’ homes, bodies, and vulnerabilities (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic), poetic treatments of icons might offer timely and incisive considerations of iconography in popular culture then and now. What makes us identify with, or feel alienated from, an iconic figure? What challenges exist in depicting realistic and relatable icons in a medium necessitating a degree of craft?

Is Language Limited?

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:18pm
2022 Northeast MLA Convention, Baltimore MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

**DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO OCT. 15!

"I, too, having lost faith / in language, have placed my faith in language" (Terrance Hayes, "Snow for Wallace Stevens")

As Terrance Hayes exemplifies in his portrayal of Wallace Stevens’ racism, language underpins both care-full and care-less representations. As an interdependent system that necessarily implicates and involves us all, language demands our thoughtful investigation when it comes to how we might communicate care.

Young Scholars in Writing v20

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:50pm
Young Scholars in Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric is an international peer-reviewed journal. We publish original research and theoretical articles by undergraduates of all majors and years on the subjects of rhetoric, writing, writers, discourse, language, and related topics.

 

ELR CFP: 2024 Special Issue and general call.

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:50pm
English Literary Renaissance
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

English Literary Renaissance invites article submissions of 8000 to 12000 words on race in non-dramatic Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century literature in English. We especially encourage submissions that forgo analysis of canonical work by Shakespeare and Spenser, and instead showcase other literary texts and authors of the period, along with new archival materials. While we have plans for a special issue that focuses on Sixteenth-Century literature to be published in 2024, we hope to add more than a single issue’s worth of material to our publication pipeline. We welcome a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. The deadline for authors who wish to be considered for the 2024 special issue is 1 August 2022.

Deadline EXTENDED: NeMLA Roundtable Panel Intertextual Wilde

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:49pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

NeMLA has extended the deadline for abstracts to Oct. 15, 2021. Additionally, this panel will be accepting participants who can only participate via online/Zoom and we will be livestreaming the panel to conference participants via the conference app.  International participants are welcome.  However, please note that all conference participants will still have to pay the full registration fee and NeMLA has said that all sessions of the conference may not be fully accessible to online participants.  

2nd International Conference on the History and Culture of Perfume

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:49pm
Grupo de Investigación CAPIRE
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021

CFP 2nd International Conference on the History and Culture of Perfume

https://www.ucm.es/capire/perfume21

Organized by: Grupo de Investigación CAPIRE, Museo del Perfume de Buenos Aires (Argentina) y Academia del Perfume.

The aims of these Conference is the recognition of perfume as an object of study in the Humanities, the interdisciplinary and international exchange of research results related to perfume and smell, as well as the growing expansion of the field of sensory studies, beyond the visuality.

Gender, Networks and Collaboration Across Cultures and History

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

CfP: Gender, Networks and Collaboration Across Cultures and History

6 May 2022

Organizers: Núria Codina and Beatrijs Vanacker (KU Leuven)

Keynote Speakers: Rebecca Braun (NUI Galway) & Hilary Brown (Birmingham)

Call For Papers: Coming to Terms, 30 Years On: The Mabo Legacy in Australian Writing

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Coming to Terms, 30 Years On: The Mabo Legacy in Australian Writing

 

The 2022 Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature

4–8 July 2022

nipaluna/Hobart, lutruwita/Tasmania

www.asal2022.org

 

Call for Papers - Deadline: 31 January 2022

 

CFP: YOUNG SCHOLARS SESSION

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
CROSSING THE BORDER OF HUMANITY: CYBORGS IN ETHICS, LAW, AND ART, Medical University of Łódź
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021

CFP: YOUNG SCHOLARS Session

Conference: Crossing the Border of Humanity: Cyborgs in Ethics, Law, and Art

December 14–15, 2021

Medical University of Łódź, Poland & University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

 

The idea of being a cyborg is as alluring as it is be repulsive (at least to some). Literary and pop-cultural visions of becoming a cyborg and becoming a nation of cyborgs have seductively taken hold of our imagination, resulting in a prevalent, yet simplistic, image of a one-laser-eyed being with a robotic limb. This unanimous picture ostensibly evident what a cyborg is and what (s)he/it is not. We are, after all, by no means something like a Borg!

Mystical exercises: New skills for the old ceremony.

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
Passage Journal - Hasselt University, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Read the call at: https://www.projectpassage.net/call-2

 

THE ZOO OF THE IMAGINARY

According to Michel de Certeau, in a technocratic society as our own, religion is caged in the ‘zoo of the imaginary’, together with other genre-creatures, such as science fiction, romance, or the ‘witchcraft of ethnology’, as he calls it. For the next issue of Passage, we want  to let these spiritual, imaginary animals out of the cage, and into the banal, crumbling, hyperconnected everyday reality we inhabit.

 

THE EXERCISES

Italy between reality and myth

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Dear colleagues,  Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel at the NeMLA 2022 Convention (Baltimore, MD, March 10-13):Italy between reality and myth.  

ACLA 2022 - Ethics of Postcolonial Translation: Exploring New Modes of Power and Resistance in Transcultural Exchanges

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:47pm
Anum Aziz/University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

The organizers of this seminar invite abstracts for American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2022

 

The goal of this panel is to provide a platform to locate the fast-evolving theoretical precepts in translation from a postcolonial and cultural studies perspective. Taking an in depth look at the possibilities and challenges posed by translation, we aim to demonstrate the ways in which ‘ethical’ translation in various possible senses can be integral to forming a resistance culture to counter the political environment in the metropole, which aims to suppress multilingual and multicultural realities in the US and beyond.

Introduction to Digital Humanities:Developing Individual Projects

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:47pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship B.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Introduction to Digital Humanities:Developing Individual Projects

 International Workshop

Dates:  November: 4,11, 18,25
December: 2
Time: 17.00 (5 p.m.)
Amsterdam time (UTC +2) 

Course Facilitator:  Rada Varga, Ph.D 

The Idea
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education and Scholarship is committed to offering the tools that support the endeavors of global scholarly community. Our new workshop offers the tools for scholars who wish to  enter and explore the fascinating world of Digital Humanities (DH) under the guidance of expert Dr. Rada Varga.

Experimental Form, Experimental Thought? ACLA 2022 Seminar

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:47pm
Aili Pettersson Peeker / University of California, Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Today, experiments about how humans think usually take place in a lab, allowing researchers to locate thought processes in the brain with unprecedented precision. However, writers have experimented with thinking for much longer. For instance, Virginia Woolf argued in her essay “Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid" (1940) that a new form of (women's) writing can cause a shift in how British men think and bring about peace. Between the Acts (1941) demonstrates how tone, rhythm, and diction can produce different cognitive registers—Elizabethan, Enlightenment, and Victorian—thus connecting form and cognition.

Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Politics and the Western

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:47pm
Damien Picariello / University of South Carolina Sumter
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 18, 2021

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS

We’re seeking chapter-length contributions to an edited volume on politics and the Western. The working title for this project is A Fistful of Politics: The Western and Political Thought. We’re anticipating that much of our collection will deal with Western films, but we’re open to—and excited about—contributions that discuss anything within the Western genre (prose fiction, films, television series, comics, poetry, video games, theater, music, etc.) in connection with politics and political thought.

CFP: New Approaches to Critical Bibliography and the Material Text

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:47pm
Kate Ozment, Special Editor of Criticism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 8, 2021

“New Approaches to Critical Bibliography and the Material Text”

CFP for Special Issue of Criticism edited by Lisa Maruca and Kate Ozment

 

Deadlines

Abstracts Due: Monday, Nov. 8, 2021

Full Manuscripts: May 2, 2022

Intended Publication: Fall 2022

 

ACLA 2022: Teaching Fiction and Immigration

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:47pm
Vivian Kao/Lawrence Technological University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

https://www.acla.org/teaching-fiction-and-immigration American Comparative Literature Association Conference in Taipei, Taiwan: June 15-18, 2022 Seminar Title: Teaching Fiction and Immigration This seminar invites proposals centered on the practice of teaching fictional texts that focus on immigration and immigrant experiences. Proposals may address the teaching of fictional texts of any time period, genre, medium, or geographic/linguistic origin.

»Being Old – or Doing Age? Sketching Age in Comics« #9 CLOSURE

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:46pm
CLOSURE: Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #9
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Call for Papers – CLOSURE: Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #9

(November 2022)

Thematic Section: »Being Old – or Doing Age? Sketching Age in Comics« 

Open Section

Anthologies, Zines, and Magazines: The Collaborative Avant-Garde (ACLA 2022)

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:45pm
ACLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

The avant-garde has often been defined by its asserted antagonism towards existing norms, and, in turn, critiqued for its ultimate co-option or complicity in those norms. Building on this rich tradition of reflection on the significance and role of the avant-garde, this seminar is interested in shifting the focus to its collaborative dimensions: its networks and communities of production and consumption, including editors and publishers, distributors and readers, and literary networks and communities, alongside the more-studied figure of the individual artist/author. Robert Darnton has influentially referred to this as a “communications circuit”; Mark S.

…and Reimagining, Recentering, Reconstructing a Broken System…

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:45pm
Students of English Studies Association, California State University Fresno
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 5, 2021

  

 

SESA

Students of English Studies Association

 

Call for Papers

Students of English Studies Association Symposium 2021 – December 9-10, 2021

 

…and Reimagining   

Recentering,

Reconstructing

a Broken System…

 

Johnson and Pope: Agon or Admiration Society?

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:45pm
American Society for 18th Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 8, 2021

   "Johnson and Pope: Agon or Admiration Society?" Timothy Erwin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, timothy.erwin@unlv.edu At the 2020 ASECS meeting in Toronto a speaker suggested that Samuel Johnson and Alexander Pope engaged in "a lifelong agon." The idea deserves sustained discussion. When the unknown Johnson published "London" (1738), he entered willingly or not into a competition with Pope, whose "One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight: A Dialogue" appeared about the same time. Pope was impressed, saying of the anonymous author that his identity would soon be known.

Transition of Romanticism through Ages.

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:44pm
Ayushi Rakesh
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Romantic Poets have always been viewed as Nature poets. The stereotype of nature, pastoral, or sceneries has been the trademark. But as literature students, we come across the point, is romantic poetry limited to nature, sky, river, and brooks? 

The best part about this small question is the ambiguity of the answer. On the superficial level, romantic poetry and Victorian poetry are confined to nature poetry. But Blake and Wordsworth are not the torchbearers of romanticism. The credit goes to Geoffrey Chaucer, the father of poetry. Chaucer has written The Canterbury tales has elements of romanticism.

7th Derrida Today Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:44pm
Derrida Today
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that confront us. The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals from scholars, academics and postgraduates, on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics as well as contemporary issues.

Memories of War in Other Worlds: Approaches to War Literature and Memories from the Global South

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:44pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Memories of military conflicts from both combatants and non-combatants alike have been a key tool in analyzing the unique traumas and socio-cultural affects of modern warfare. Scholars such as Samuel Hynes and Paul Fussell have done seminal work in articulating theoretical approaches to understanding the memories of bearing witness to modern war. Yet, mainstream war literature largely recounts the white voices from the West.

Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest American/Popular Culture Association Conference

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Southwest American/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Submissions are open for the 2022 Conference!

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual SWPACA conference to take place February 23-26, 2022, in Albuquerque, New Mexico! One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.

 We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2022 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions.

 

The Sense of Taste in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Medieval and Renaissance Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

42nd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum:

The Sense of Taste in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Keene State College

Keene, NH, USA

Friday and Saturday April 29-30, 2022

 

Call for Papers and Sessions

We are delighted to announce that the 42nd Medieval and Renaissance Forum: The Sense of Taste in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance will take place on Friday, April 29 and Saturday April 30, 2022 at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. The fourth in a series of five annual conferences dedicated to the five senses, the 42nd Medieval and Renaissance Forum will focus on all culinary and savory experiences in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

 

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