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CFP: 25th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

updated: 
Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 10:03pm
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 7, 2021

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
25th Anniversary Conference

Saturday July 9 – Sunday July 10, 2022
- Virtual -

Proposals are invited for presentations at the 25th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 9 – Sunday July 10, 2022.

Great Writing 2022 will be virtual and presenters from around the world will be scheduled throughout both Saturday and Sunday – this format was used in 2021 and is being expanded for this wonderful 25th Anniversary Year.

The conference will be free and conducted on Zoom.

PANDEMIC!: COVID-19 and Literary Studies

updated: 
Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 10:03pm
English Language Notes
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Call for papers for Special Issue of English Language Notes

Pandemic!:  COVID-19 and Literary Studies

61.1 (April 2023)

Jason Gladstone, Nan Goodman, Karim Mattar, co-editors

University of Colorado Boulder

 

 

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

updated: 
Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 10:03pm
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

April 7–9, 2022

 

“All theology is rooted in geography.”

—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness

 

Panel on Innovative Approaches to Teaching the Survey of World Literatures

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 4:26pm
CEA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 22, 2021

This panel seeks to create a panel in the CEA conference by bringing instructors together to examine interesting approaches that can be taken to teach the world literature survey for college students. Instructors may talk about their experiences of teaching the world lit survey: what approaches/topics did you choose to organize and structure the world lit survey syllabus? What were some of the texts that worked well with students? What were some of the interesting assignments you gave to your students? What class activities/projects did you assign? 

 

Conference: College English Association (CEA) Annual Conference 2022

Dates: March 31 - April 2 2022

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

NeMLA 2022 - “Resonating Voices: 17th- and 18th-century French Writers” (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 4:26pm
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Professor of French, Rider University / 53rd Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD - March 10-13, 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel focuses on uncovering ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We discuss their thoughts, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. 17th- and 18th-century authors can include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. Method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2021, to Session ID # 19144

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19144

Linguaculture Journal - Contributions wanted

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 4:11pm
Linguaculture International Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

LINGUACULTURE, a peer-reviewed academic journal of the Centre for (Inter)cultural and (Inter)lingual Research of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania, welcomes contributions in literary studies, literary and critical theory, theatre and film studies, linguistics, translation studies, cultural studies, and TEFL, as well as book reviews for its next issue to be published in December 2021.

Conversations across the Arts: Adaptations in the Long Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
ASECS 2022 (Baltimore, 31 Mar.-2 Apr. 2022)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

When we talk about the eighteenth-century and adaptation, we frequently talk about adaptations of eighteenth-century literature and art, often into film. Yet adaptation was a common practice during the eighteenth century as well.

Perspectives on Women's Autobiographies in Africa and the Diaspora

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
Université Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 5, 2021

Objectives of the conference: Through the various oral papers that will be presented around
the autobiographical writings by African women, the following objectives are targeted:
- Understand the complexity of the autobiographical genre and women's paths in Africa;
- Understand women’s reality in Africa;
- Analyze the dynamics of gender relations in Africa;
- Understand patriarchal societies in Africa and particularly how women negotiate their
identity/ integration/ emancipation;
- Learn and inform about the living conditions and the emancipation of African women;
- Appreciate the weight of ancestral and patriarchal laws in the moral and intellectual
development of women in Africa;

Extended Call: Mythological Equines in Film

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
St. Thomas University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

I have 12 great essays for a volume called Mythological Equines in Film (Series: Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film), which is meant to be paired with Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature (Series: Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film), which is full with 21 essays.

In order to keep them approximately the same size, I am looking for 2-3 more essays to round out the film collection. Harry Potter and Narnia are well covered, but other topics are open.

The abstract deadline is Sept. 30, 2021. The deadline for essays will be February 1, 2022.

How to submit your proposal

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts (9/30/21; NeMLA Baltimore 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP Fair Unknowns: Extending the Corpus of Arthurian Texts

 

Sponsored by the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

CFP: Theatrical Reconstructions (c19 conference, 2022)

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
C19
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Theatrical Reconstructions (Proposed Panel)

 

C19 CONFERENCE

March 31-April 2

 

Panel Organizers:

 

Michael D’Alessandro, Duke University

Brian D. Valencia, Florida International University

 

Reel Demonology: Ed and Lorraine Warren and The Conjuring Universe

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
Piedmont Virginia Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Currently consisting of seven (eight if one counts The Curse of La Llorona) interconnected films with additional entries in the pipeline, The Conjuring universe (2013-present) serves as one of the touchstone horror franchises of the modern era. Despite rising to industry prominence as one of the most profitable horror franchises of all time and one of the few properties to effectively execute a shared universe story world, The Conjuring universe has only been the subject of a few studies where it is often assessed alongside analogous, but thematically different, films such as Paranormal Activity (2009) and Insidious (2011).

Premodern Desires: The Erotic from the Symposium to the Inferno - NEMLA 2022

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:25pm
Charles Firestone East, Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Ever since the publication of Foucault’s multi-volume work The History of Sexuality, scholarship, whether theoretically, historically, or literarily minded, has reckoned with the call to develop less anachronistic methodologies to analyze premodern expressions of desire. While scholars such as David Halperin and Susan Lanser have risen to the challenge of Foucault’s text and expanded his analysis to address feminine and queer desires, both generally and within their specific periods of study, these theoretical and methodological strides in the history of sexuality have penetrated fields at various rates. This seminar seeks to help remedy this disciplinary issue, particularly within the literature of medieval studies and classics.

Extended deadline | Science and Tech in 21st-Century US Popular Culture (hybrid format conference)

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 9:32am
PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Popularizing STEM: Science and Technology in 21st-Century US Popular Culture 

15-19 November 2021 (virtual conference, one day on site if feasible)

Confirmed keynotes: Gerry Canavan, Charles Adler, Stina Attebery, André Brock, Emily Cox-Palmer-White, J. Jesse Ramírez. [on-site activities would be streamed virtually and include two keynotes and workshops on biology-related comics, graphic medicine, and science dissemination in drag]

Conference page: https://www.popmec.com/stem-conference/

 

Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 12:27am
University of Southern Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 26, 2021

Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE

deadline for submissions:
November 26, 2021

full name / name of organization:
St. Thomas University

contact email:
rachel.carazo@snhu.edu

I received a great response to the last call for papers regarding the volumes on dragons. As a result, I have been better able to refine and divide results.

CFP: Southern Humanities Conference 2022, Memphis, TN

updated: 
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 9:07pm
Southern Humanities Council
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Call for Papers

Southern Humanities Conference, Memphis TN, 2022

Witness and “Withness”

The Hu Hotel, Memphis Tennessee, January 27-30, 2022

 

Cultural Productions of the Witch: From Salem to Westview

updated: 
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 5:53pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

UPDATED: The witch is a figure of cultural production. She is a representation of the layers of history and cultural context on the treatment, stereotyping, reception, and representation of powerful women who do not fit into patriarchal structures of power. Whether she be a symbol of women’s disempowerment or a feminist symbol of empowerment, the witch stands as a saturated figure in history, literature, art, and film. This panel is interested in the representation of the witch on a broad scale of culture -- ranging from myth to folklore, to Shakespeare, to WandaVision. The aim of this panel is to bring together a collection of papers that will overlap in the themes of the body, gender, and power.

Call for Submissions: The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:51am
The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Call for Submissions: The Journal of the Thoreau Society, The Concord Saunterer

Special Issue: Other than Thoreau: Nineteenth-Century African American Nature Writers 

I thought of the fishes of the water, the fowls of the air, the wild beasts of the forests, all appeared to be free, to go where they pleased, and I was an unhappy slave.

Henry Bibb, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave (1849)

The Millennial Novel (Edited Collection) - Deadline Approaching

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:48am
Loïc Bourdeau and Christopher Lloyd
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This edited collection aims to theorize and contextualize transnational manifestations of the “millennial novel,” a term that has been used often derogatively to describe contemporary fiction from a generation of writers living through unprecedented historical upheavals. The book will not debate the use of the term, but rather provide an initial theorization of its forms and primary concerns. Characterised, we might say, by rootlessness, anxiety, ennui, and a general detachment from the governing socioeconomic structures of neoliberal modern life, the millennial novel is a genre at once over-debated and under-examined.

[REMINDER] CFP - 'From the scenic essay to the essay-exhibition' (deadline 1/10/2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:47am
Ghent University - Research Centre Studies in Performing Arts & Media (S:PAM)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Call for proposalsFrom the Scenic Essay to the Essay-Exhibition. Expanding the Essay Form in the Arts after Literature and FilmAn international conference27-29 of April 2022, Ghent (Belgium)ByResearch centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media), Ghent University  Theme of the conference: More than 400 years after the publication of Michel De Montaigne’s Essais, the enduring afterlife of the essay form attests how this 'heretical form’ (Adorno) not only continues to challenge the literary conventions but also transgresses the borders of the literary field to venture into other artistic disciplines.

Waiting for Visa: Call for Book Chapter Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:47am
M. P. Chavda
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Caste-based discrimination (or Racial discrimination) is ever-present in most parts of the world today. Within India, caste has been a significant movement driven by binaries such as pure vs impure, Aryans vs Dravidians, and high vs low castes, including socio-economic class structure. This edited volume will discuss Dr B. R. Ambedkar’s (April 14 1891 - December 6 1956) autobiography known as Waiting for Visa from multiple perspectives.  The aim is to explore contemporary India and her social, political, educational, and religion to changing socio-economic-political-religious conditions keeping the Waiting for Visa at the centre.

Wokeness, Sleepwalking and Stupors: The War on Social Justice Discourse

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:47am
Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The world as we know it is undergoing dynamic transformation. Many gains have been made in recent decades towards loosening the grip of some of the belief systems that have enabled many systemic inequalities in the modern world. The ideological underpinnings of white supremacy, heteropatriarchy and coloniality, for example, have been rigorously challenged and are being steadily eroded, leading to changes in legal frameworks, social practices and the norms of acceptable everyday behaviour. The highly visible and vocal Black Lives Matter movement, which regained international momentum following the murder of George Floyd, has become a widely recognized recent manifestation of this refusal to abide the injustices and indignities of the past.

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