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Revisiting Rukeyser's Elegies in Times Like These

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:43am
Elisabeth Daumer
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

We are extending the deadline to Nove. 15, since the proposal submission link did not work properly.  It does work now.

DEADLINE Extended: Disabilities, Arts, and Sexualities

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 6:39am
Dublin City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call For Papers: Conference on Disabilities, Arts and Sexualities

At the Limits of Pleasure: Forsaken Sexualities and Transformations of Desire

This conference will explore the intersections between disabilities, arts and sexualities from an interdisciplinary and multimedia perspective. We use “disabilities” and “sexualities” in the plural, as, in each category, there exist many variations and representations which cannot be reduced to a simple or singular meaning.

The X-Files Companion - Call for Contributions

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:17pm
James Fenwick / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 22, 2021

The X-Files Companion - Call for Contributions

Chapter proposals are invited for a proposed edited companion on the seminal television series The X-Files (1993-2018, Fox), its movies, spin offs (The Lone Gunmen, Millennium), and surrounding paratextual material (books, comics, fan fiction etc).

(Online) MEMORY, MELANCHOLY AND NOSTALGIA - 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:17pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

CONFERENCE ONLINEScientific Committee:Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, PolandProfessor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia) CFP: In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biography) and collectively (the memory of History). Another important – and seemingly also quite noticeable – phenomenon  is the longing for something vague, indefinite or never existent.     Hence, during our interdisciplinary conference we would like to concentrate on the phenomena of nostalgia and melancholy.

ACLA 2021 Snapshots of the Past: Memory and Photography in Literature and Film (Virtual conference, April 8-11)

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:17pm
The American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Call for papers: The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting

Snapshots of the Past:
Memory and Photography in Literature and Film

Location: Virtual conference Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020

Time: April 8-11, 2021

Organizer: Dr. Mavis Tseng

Associate Professor
Taipei Medical University

mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw

 

Stranger Forms: Translating the Unusual and Minor of Early Modernity (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:38am
Laura Francis and Sara Stamatiades - Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

While canonical works like Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s Don Quixote have enjoyed rich histories of translation, minor texts rarely see as much activity. Even for famous authors, unusual forms may not see the light of day at all. Take Cervantes’ own entremeses, for example: a kind of theatrical interlude prevalent in Golden Age Spain, these short texts have attracted only a handful of translations compared to the Quixote’s hundreds. Carrying out the author’s own biting remark that he wrote dramatic pieces never to be dramatized, the lack of translation only reinforces the already problematic centering of canonical texts. Unavailability across languages ingrains the marginal status of other works and, with them, the marginal figures they represent.

Postponed Conference: 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" 2021

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:57am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Postponed Deadline Announcement
PAMLA 2020 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Please propose your special sessions to pamla.ballastacademic.com by December 31, 2020. Please take a look at the bottom of this page* for a list of General/Standing Sessions, and be sure your special session proposal does not replicate the topics of PAMLA's General/Standing Sessions.

Postponed Conference: 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" Special Session CFP

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:57am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS - POSTPONED EXTENDED DEADLINE

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

In order to protect our members during the current pandemic, the PAMLA Board has voted to postpone the PAMLA conference until the fall of 2021. As a result, we will be putting everything on hold until the new year, when sessions will reopen for abstract submissions. Should you have any questions, feel free to call or email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: 626-354-7526 or director@pamla.org.

PAMLA Needs You! Please consider joining PAMLA for the 2020 year to receive our journal and support PAMLA in these difficult times.

Altered States

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:41pm
Stony Brook University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 8, 2021

Stony Brook University

33rd Annual English Graduate Conference

February 25th-26th, 2021

 “Altered States” 

Keynote Speaker

Rebecca Krinke

University of Minnesota

Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy Criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:30pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Hello, everyone. I'm editing a series with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy (that's the series title). As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.

At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:

 

The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)

Batwoman to Felicity: Jewish Characters in the Arrowverse

Rewriting the Narrative: Jewish Fairytale Novels

Eugene Current-Garcia Distinguished Scholar Award Call for Nominations

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:26pm
Association of College English Teachers of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

The Association of College English Teachers of Alabama solicits nominations for the 2021 Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship. This award is made annually to a living, outstanding literary scholar who is from Alabama or has worked primarily in Alabama or has focused mainly on Alabama writers.

 

Invest in Yourself: Discourses of Self-Care and Self-Optimization in Literatures of the Neoliberal Economy (Seminar at the ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:25pm
Seminar at the ACLA 2021 (Online)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Invest in Yourself: Discourses of Self-Care and Self-Optimization in Literatures of the Neoliberal Economy

“Before moving to the free weights I spend twenty minutes on the exercise bike while reading the new issue of Moneymagazine“.

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the Extreme Present

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:25pm
Mary McCampbell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the ‘Extreme Present’

Virtual Conference, 23-24 April 2021

The author of thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a prolific and celebrated visual artist, Douglas Coupland’s oeuvre is inherently concerned with what it means to be living in our ‘extreme present’. Marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of Coupland’s first novel, Generation X, this virtual international conference – the first on Coupland’s work – seeks to explore the richness of Coupland’s engagement with contemporary life across writings and visual culture.

Colonial Knowledges Online Seminar Series

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:25pm
Colonial Knowledges
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Colonial Knowledges Online Seminar Series 
Every other Wednesday 5pm, starting 13th January 2021
https://colknowledges.wordpress.com/

Call for Papers:

Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950.

Assemblages of Empire : an American Studies Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:23pm
Department of American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Assemblages of Empire : an American Studies Symposium

Hosted by Graduate Students in the Department of American Studies

The University of Texas, Austin

March 4-5, 2020

CFP: Read, (Re)Write & Share: Old & New Practices of Signification

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:23pm
University of Bologna
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

Read, (Re)Write & Share: Old & New Practices of Signification
Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Università di Bologna – Graduate Conference
Bologna, February 10-11, 2021

Keynote speaker: Prof. Paolo Costa (University of Pavia)

This conference aims to reflect on the modes of writing, reading, and sharing in contemporary history, encouraging new interdisciplinary, intermodal, and transmedial perspectives.

ACLA Seminar: Geographies of Racial Capitalism: Labor, Caste, Dispossession

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Co-organizers: Najnin Islam (Colorado College), Neelofer Qadir (UNC, Greensboro)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

We understand racial capitalism as a global phenomenon hinged on long, connected histories of dispossession and labor across geographies and temporalities. Cedric Robinson’s pioneering Black Marxism emphasizes the tendency for capitalism “not to homogenize but to differentiate–to exaggerate regional, subcultural, and dialectical differences into racial ones.” Investigating how capital draws upon differences within Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean attunes us to otherwise obscured dynamics. What histories, archives, literatures, and methods expand the vocabulary for racial capitalism to account for the specificities of diverse contexts?

Economies of Entitlement and Complicity [ACLA 2021]

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Anirban Gupta-Nigam | UC Humanities Research Institute; Rebecca Saunders | Illinois State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This seminar for the 2021 annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association investigates the intersections and divergences among literary, sociocultural, and political-economic species of entitlement and the mechanisms of complicity that perpetuate them. It examines intertwined modes of domination and exploitation including, but not limited to: 

-overtly predatory forms of droit du seigneur; Sadean (and sadistic) forms of aristocratic sexual predation; white supremacist and toxic masculinities; systems of slavery and servitude; and the “pornotropological” rhetorics and practices (identified by Hortense Spillers) that pathologize black and brown bodies; and

Fictions of Employment: The Image of Business in Contemporary Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020

This seminar explores the image of business and the business person/persona in contemporary literature from a wide variety of theoretical and disciplinary approaches. Open to all geographical contexts, with focus on texts dating 1971-onwards. Particular interest and enthusiasm for submissions grounded in women and BIPOC representation in business settings, neoliberal policy and political ideology, mental health, and climate change. Contact: rmarnane@bryant.edu

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
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/

 

Eleventh Annual Humor Research Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Texas A&M University Commerce Department of Literature and Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 8, 2021

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26-27, 2021 | TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE, COMMERCE, TX

The Humor Research Conference is a student-organized international multidisciplinary all-plenary event dedicated to the study of humor in all its facets.  Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, the 11th annual Humor Research Conference (HRC) 2021 will be live-broadcast on the web.

The conference is student-friendly and invites submissions on any topic in humor studies, including and not restricted to literary studies, psychology, folklore, sociology, computer science, and linguistics.

Call for Papers: 

Cognitive Faulkner

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:17pm
2021 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

“Memory believes before knowing remembers, believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.” In this passage from Light in August, Faulkner articulates memory’s persistence. His recognition that emotionally charged memories linger even as details fade is why, for Faulkner, “the past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

New Poetry Pedagogies (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:57am
Caroline Gelmi and Lizzy LeRud/ACLA Online, April 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Recent poetry scholarship has begun to trace how some of the most normative concepts in poetry studies (meter, free verse, lyric, the speaker, voice) are enmeshed within broader systems of white supremacy and imperialism. Yet these concepts often go unchallenged in college classrooms. This seminar asks, how might this scholarship change the way we teach poetry and poetics--in any language, at any level, from Introduction to Poetry to advanced graduate seminars?

Sixth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:15am
Sam Huber, Yale University (on behalf of Post45)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Sixth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

February 19-20 and 26-27, 2021

Keynote Speaker: Annie McClanahan 

Additional Faculty Participation by Srimayee Basu, Christopher Fan, Oren Izenburg, Virginia Jackson, Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, Theodore Martin, and Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan

Post45 seeks graduate-level works-in-progress related to post-1945 literature and culture. We particularly welcome submissions that expand our conception of post-1945 literature’s histories, boundaries, and future trajectories, or place it in a comparative, transnational, or hemispheric frame.

Returning to the Gothic Ocean: Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Uncanny in Southern Waters Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:54am
University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

 

Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research to be held Friday 12 February 2021, 0930 – 1930 (AEST)

Deadline for abstracts: 5pm, Friday 2 October 2020

 

Returning to the Gothic Ocean is a one day interdisciplinary virtual symposium dedicated to

an exploration of the haunted waters stretching across Australia to the Pacific, Southern and

Indian Oceans as well as the Timor, Tasman, Arafura and Coral Seas. Australian Gothic

fictions are steeped in terrestrial lore of the land and landscape and the architectural forms

built upon it. It descends from the “weird melancholy” of the bush in colonial literature

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